Thursday 10 Nov 2016, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Venue Box Office: 020 3879 9555
Anna-Maria Helsing conductor
Schöllhorn Fantasia(UK première)
Birtwistle Virelai (Sus une fontayne)
Finnis in situ
Jolas Lassus Ricercare(UK première)
Early & New presents fascinating contemporary reimaginings of early music, ranging from Johannes Schöllhorn's subversive paraphrase of a Gibbons fantasia to Betsy Jolas' luminously scored “aerial view” of the music of Lassus. Harrison Birtwistle's Virelai is an ingenious recomposition of a song by Ciconia, whilst Edmund Finnis carries the music of no less than five composers – from Perotin to Rameau – through a musical hall of mirrors.
Click here to read Tim Rutherford-Johnson's programme notes.
This concert is part of the Music of Today series