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Premiere performance of Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto with BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Premiere performance of Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto with BBC National Orchestra of Wales

As part of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales's 90th birthday celebrations during 2018, the orchestra's concert on 28th March will includes two world premieres, each written by a welsh composer. Mark Boden’s Clarinet Concerto has been written for BBC NOW Principal Clarinet, Robert Plane and Guto Puw’s Camouflage: a BBC Radio 3 and Ty Cerdd Commission.
Midnight’s Children – premiere recording

Midnight’s Children – premiere recording

On September 12th and 13th, Robert Plane, Ittai Shapira and BBC National Orchestra of Wales make the premiere recording of ‘Midnight’s Children’, a double concerto for violin and clarinet by violinist/composer Ittai Shapira.

This composition is inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novel, Midnight’s Children, which examines questions of loss and political violence.   Read more

Two world premieres and two exciting concerts

Two world premieres and two exciting concerts

The Ferio Saxophone Quartet perform ‘Best of British’ on Sunday 23 April at 3.00pm at St John’s Smith Square, London, as part of their St John’s Young Artists’ Scheme Award. Featuring works by Edward Elgar, Gary Carpenter, Michael Nyman and Will Gregory, their programme opens with William Byrd’s Ave Verum Coprus, considered by many to be Byrd’s finest work.

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Simon Callaghan joins BBC Scottish SO and Martyn Brabbins to make world premiere recording

Simon Callaghan joins BBC Scottish SO and Martyn Brabbins to make world premiere recording

Using the only remaining copies of the manuscripts - kindly lent by the Coke Estate - Simon Callaghan and Edward Taylor have made new performing editions of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Concerti and it is these freshly-edited scores that will be used in the recording to be released in November 2017 as part of Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Series.
Rachel Roberts and Panufnik’s ‘Love Sought’ – BBC Radio 3’s ‘Sounds of Shakespeare’ Launches with World Premiere

Rachel Roberts and Panufnik’s ‘Love Sought’ – BBC Radio 3’s ‘Sounds of Shakespeare’ Launches with World Premiere

This Friday, in a special episode of In Tune broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon in front of a studio audience, Sean Rafferty launches Radio 3’s Shakespeare Anniversary weekend: Sounds of Shakespeare. The event, which can also be heard on BBC Radio 3, opens with the world premiere performance of Roxanna Panufnik’s Love Sought,  for which Rachel Roberts (viola) is joined by mezzo-soprano Kathryn Rudge and pianist James Baillieu.   Read more

Ivor Gurney premiere as part of Ivor Gurney Society Annual Spring Weekend

Ivor Gurney premiere as part of Ivor Gurney Society Annual Spring Weekend

As part of a weekend of talks and recitals exploring Gurney’s verse and music, Simon Callaghan (piano) and Midori Komachi (violin) have been invited to give an afternoon recital which includes Delius’ Sonata no 3, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, and works by Ivor Gurney, Holst and Ian Venables.
As part of their concert, Simon and Midori are excited to be giving the premiere performance of a single slow movement from a projected Sonata by Ivor Gurney that may now be lost or, perhaps, was never written. Gurney simply referred to it as ‘Slow Movement – Sonata in F for Violin’ – an Andante movement in the key of A minor, composed between (1919 – 21), beyond which nothing more is known. The composer wrote five Violin Sonatas in total; two in 1910 (before he attended the Royal College of Music) and three after the First World War.

Their complete programme will be:

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