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Hear and Now: Hans Abrahamsen

 17 January 2015 at  

Hear and Now: Hans Abrahamsen

City Halls


The BBC SSO celebrates the music of Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen with a concert for BBC Radio 3ís Hear and Now which features two UK premieres. Originally considered part of the Danish New Simplicity movement which was a reaction to 1960s Modernism, Abrahamsenís music exhibits imagination, moving lyricism and spirituality.

In this concert the Danish String Quartet performs the composerís First String Quartet and later, to close the evening, the BBC SSO plays a re-working of the same piece in Ten Sinfonias. Sisters Baiba and Lauma Skride give the UK Premiere of the Double Concerto written for them, and, as a complete contrast, thereís a performance of Abrahamsenís beautiful arrangement for orchestra of Debussyís suite for piano, Childrenís Corner.

To be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Hans Abrahamsen : String Quartet No.1
Hans Abrahamsen : Double Concerto
Claude Debussy : Childrenís Corner: Suite
Hans Abrahamsen : Ten Sinfonias

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