Conlon Nancarrow/Yvar Mikhashoff: Studies for Player Piano – Study No.7
Ensemble Modern, Ingo Metzmacher
The freshness of the sound and the intertwining of rhythmical structures never ceases to amaze me.
Jacob Collier: In My Room – Flintstones
The youthful energy and mastery of harmony that Jacob Collier possesses is breathtaking and motivates me to keep my music vivid.
George Enescu: Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op.25 “Dans le caractère populaire roumain”
Yehudi Menuhin – violin, Hephzibah Menuhin – piano
Although most precisely sculptured this music sounds as being on a verge between improvisation and fixed notation. Like magic breaking free.
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde – I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde
Fritz Wunderlich – tenor, Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer
The compositional mastery of Gustav Mahler is at its full display here, in the best possible interpretation. Originality meets quality at the highest level.
Gérard Grisey: Vortex temporum
Risognanze Ensemble conducted by Tito Ceccherini
This piece seems to be universal despite following strict compositional techniques. As not many other pieces it can be placed in a concert with either classical or contemporary music, working exceptionally well in both contexts.
Vito Žuraj's Run around for brass quartet & ensemble receives its UK premiere at Ensemble Modern's performance of works by new international composers as part of SoundState on Saturday 19 January
Southbank Centre’s SoundState takes place from Wednesday 16 – Sunday 20 January 2019.