In Portrait: Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Music, Classical and opera

Music writer Tom Service discusses the music with Sir Harrison Birtwistle illustrated with live musical extracts played by the London Sinfonietta under David Atherton. Harrison Birtwistle's 'Cortège'; 'Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum for ensemble

'Five Distances for five instruments'; 'In Broken Images' – after the antiphonal music of Gabrieli for ensemble (UK premiere).