Sound Out Sunday 1 September 2019
The outstanding musical partnership of Alina Ibragimova and pianist Cédric Tiberghien provides us with a new recording of Brahms violin sonatas, with an encore that marks the centenary of Clara Schumann. We explore the album tonight, and hear organist Iain Quinn with Arcangelo and conductor Jonathan Cohen, in a new release of Haydn Organ Concerti.
The worlds of physics and electro-acoustic music collide as we explore the new album from composer Matthew Whiteside, music for string quartet and electronics inspired by work of physicist John Stewart Bell. We’ll also hear music from prominent composer and suffragette, Ethel Smyth, excerpts from her Mass in D performed by Sakari Oramo, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and an outstanding quartet of soloists.
Dublin-born composer Jennifer Walshe was recently elected to the highly prestigious German Akademie der Kunste, the first Irish-born member. A unique voice in contemporary music composition and performance, tonight we’ll hear Walshe’s The Site of an Investigation, the world premiere performance recorded at New Music Dublin earlier this year. Featuring Walshe on vocals with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jean Deroyer, the piece considers our contemporary predicament and takes in microplastics, Facebook likes, grief, precarity, interplanetary colonisation, artificial intelligence and loss.
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