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Alasdair Beatson

Harrison’s Clocks

Wed 14 Nov
Classical

Alasdair Beatson

Harrison’s Clocks

Beethoven Bagatelle, Op. 33 No. 7
Harrison Birtwistle Harrison’s Clocks
Ligeti Musica ricercata Nos. 3 & 7
György Kurtág Perpetuum mobile (objet trouvé)
Play with Infinity
...Humble regard sur Messiaen...
Bell-fanfare for Sándor Veress (from Játékok)
Messiaen Regard du Temps (from Vingt Regards)
Schumann Kind im Einschlummern (from Kinderszenen, Op. 15)
Fauré Nocturne No. 9 in B minor, Op. 97
Bartók Night Music (from Out of Doors, Sz. 81)
Schumann Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133 No. 1
Ravel La vallée des cloches (from Miroirs)
Nancarrow Canon A (Three Canons for Ursula)
Alasdair Beatson piano

In a bespoke programme for Time UnwrappedAlasdair Beatson has devised a playful exploration of metre and mechanism. His ingenious collage of reconstructed fragments contrasts the miniature toccatas of Beethoven and Ligeti with visions of the infinite by Schumann, Messiaen and Kurtág, alongside evocative sounds of dawn, distant bells and the nocturnal whispers of insects. The intricate, virtuosic mechanisms of Birtwistle’s Harrison’s Clocks will punctuate the recital like the chiming of the hours.

‘Artistry incarnate’ The Times
‘There are times here where one could scarcely credit a hammer mechanism is involved… highly sensitive playing of rare insight.’ Classic FM

Please note that latecomers may not be admitted.

Date & time:Wed 14 Nov – 8pm
Venue:Hall One

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