Harrisson Birtwistle: Chamber Music

Richard Morrisson, The Times, April 2014

“Approaching his 80th birthday in July, Sir Harrison Birtwistle is still regarded as an uncompromisingly dissonant modernist, but this gripping disc of fairly recent chamber and vocal music is unexpectedly playful, tender, mysterious, mellow, sparse and elegiac.¬†The performers are top notch – violinist Lisa Batiashvili, cellist Adrian Brendel, pianist Till Fellner, soprano Amy Freston and baritone Roderick Williams – and the interpretations intense and cogent.”

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