PROGRAMMES

PROGRAMMES
examples of recital programmes

EASTERN ROOTS; WESTERN STYLE

Works influenced by Eastern European folk music, Oriental harmonies, Indian rhythms and Arabian melodies.

Concert duration: 90 minutes.

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
- Suite, Op. 14 (1916)

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006)
- Musica Ricercata (1951-53)
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Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
- Vingt Regards sur l‘Enfant-Jésus (1944):
No. 11 Première communion de la Vierge
No. 16 Regard des prophètes, des bergers et des Mages

Toru Takemitsu (1930 - 1996)
- Rain Tree Sketch (1982)
- Rain Tree Sketch 2 (1992)

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)
- Prayer Bell Sketch (1997)

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
- Estampes (1903):
1. Pagodes
2. Soirée dans Grenade
3. Jardins sur la Pluie
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DANCING IT!

Music based upon, influenced by or relating to dance.

Concert duration: 90 minutes.

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
- Suite, Op. 14 (1916)

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
- Mazurkas (1825-49)
Op. 56, No. 2 in C major
Op. 17, No. 4 in A minor
Op. 68, No. 3 in F major

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
- Romanian Folk Dances (1915)

Michael Finnissy (b. 1946)
- Gershwin Arrangements (1975-88)
Shall we dance?
Fidgety Feet

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
- Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (1939)
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J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
- French Suite No. 6 in Emajor, BWV 817 (1722-25)

Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)
Histoire du Tango (1986) arr.  Kyoko Yamamoto
1. Bordel 1900
2. Café 1930
3. Night Club 1960
4. Concert d'aujourd'hui
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IMAGES, MEMORIES: REFLECTIONS IN SOUND

A flexible programme of works relating to images. Some pieces relate to or were inspired by visual art, others reflect upon memories and some evoke particular settings.

Concert duration: 90 minutes.

Louis Andriessen (b.1939)
- Image de Moreau (1999)

David Lang (b.1957)
- Beach (1997) from Memory Pieces 

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
- Préludes Book 1 (1909-10):
No. 5 Les collines d'Ancapri
No. 6 Des pas sur la neige
- Préludes Book 2 (1912-13):
No. 5 Bruyères

George Crumb (b.1929)
- Little Suite for Christmas, A.D.1979 (1980)
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Frederic Rzewski (b.1938)
- Winnsboro cotton mill blues (1979)

Howard Skempton (b.1947)
- Reflections 1-11 (1999 - 2002)

Edward Cowie (b.1943)
- Preludes Book 1, Water (2004-05):
No. 5 St. Maxime Beach (Provence, France) D major
No. 6 Tennessee River (Tenn., USA) D minor

Katarina Miljkovic (b.1959)
- nkScape (2008)
* with pre-recorded electronics and visuals
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Programme may also include:

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
- Vingt Regards sur l‘Enfant-Jésus (1944):
No. 11 Première communion de la Vierge

Toru Takemitsu (1930 - 1996)
- Rain Tree Sketch (1982) written in memory of Maurice Fleuret
- Rain Tree Sketch 2 (1992) written in memory of Olivier Messiaen

Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)
- Prayer Bell Sketch (1997) written in memory of Toru Takemitsu
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