LOUIS ANDRIESSEN (b.1939): Very Sharp Trumpet Sonata, CHARLES WUORINEN (b.1938): Fifty Fifty, ALEXANDER GOEHR (b.1932): only two notes for olly (the other five for later), DETLEV GLANERT (b.1960): Dancing Landscape, ELLIOTT CARTER (b.1908): Au Quai, HANS WERNER HENZE (b.1926): Olly on the Shore, AUGUSTA READ THOMAS (b.1964): Light the First Light of Evening, ROBERT ZUIDAM (b.1964): I suppose a Fugue is out of the Question, COLIN MATTHEWS (b.1946): Flourish, with fireflies, JULIAN ANDERSON (b.1967): Quasi una Passacaglia, MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE (b.1960): Snapshots, GEORGE BENJAMIN (b.1960): Olicantus, MAGNUS LINDBERG (b.1958): Bubo bubo.
Catalogue Number: 12I094
Label: London Sinfonietta
Reference: SINF CD1-2004
Description: Twelve 50th birthday commissions for Oliver Knussen, composer and music director of the London Sinfonietta (whose first CD on their own lable this is), ranging from solo or duo-piano (or two other instruments) to whole ensemble, in as widely ranging a group of styles as the composers' names above would suggest. London Sinfonietta; George Benjamin, Rolf Hind & Nicolas Hodges (piano).