Music of Today: Christophe Bertrand

Thursday 31 Oct 2013, 6.00pm
Royal Festival Hall, London


Alejo Pérez conductor

Elizabeth Calleo soprano
Unsuk Chin presenter

Christophe Bertrand (1981-2010) was one of the greatest compositional talents of our time. His work is a synthesis of highly different traditions: Bertrand mentioned Richard Strauss, Stravinsky, Messiaen, Ligeti, Xenakis and Steve Reich as pivotal influences. The first UK showcase of his music includes Madrigal, a tour de force for soprano and ensemble and two ensemble works, which pulsate with infectious energy. This is music both refined and burningly intense, written by a precocious master of timbre, texture and rhythm.

This concert is part of the Music of Today series

The Music of Today series is supported by The Meyer Foundation


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