Judith Weir: Natural History
Ailish Tynan – soprano, BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins
Judith’s musical language is so clear, direct and intensely personal. This piece is very compelling.
Manuel De Fall: Seven Spanish Folk Songs
Victoria de los Ángeles – soprano
I’ve loved this piece from the moment I first heard it. At once exciting and touching, intense miniature worlds with so much character.
Elliott Carter: Enchanted Preludes
Robert Aitken – flute, David Hetherington – cello
A mercurial duo for flute and cello, the music is constantly shifting and full of joy. A source of constant inspiration.
Oliver Knussen: Ophelia Dances
London Sinfonietta conducted by Oliver Knussen
This was the first piece of Oliver Knussen I ever heard, I instantly fell in love with it. So much clarity and every note feels like the right one. A piece that influenced me a lot.
Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin
Martha Argerich – piano, London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado
Hard to choose a single piece and it could be almost anything from his oeuvre.
Southbank Centre’s SoundState took place Wednesday 16 – Sunday 20 January, 2019.
Southbank Centre’s 2018/19 series includes 200 incredible classical concerts that look to the future of what music can be and who it is for. Discover some of the most exciting artists, conductors, orchestras and ensembles the world over with us.