Music review: BBC SCO Martyn Brabbins and Lucas and Arthur Jussen
THE BBC SSO’s journey through the symphonies of Michael Tippett, under Martyn Brabbins’ judicious direction, has been fascinating to behold. It was the turn of Symphony No 4 on Thursday, a work that few will have heard live, and which proved, in a performance full of self-belief, to be both compelling and puzzling at the same time.
City Halls, Glasgow, ****
As a composer for whom “metaphor” was the prevailing embryo of his creative process – I recall him talking extensively about this at a talk in Glasgow in the 1980s – the preoccupation here is the concept of life itself, from birth to... read more
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