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Introduction to Contemporary Instruments

Contemporary Cello

Introduction to Contemporary Cello Live

In this first live video, London Sinfonietta principal cellist Tim Gill explores contemporary writing for cello, with a focus on Jonathan Harvey's solo cello piece Curve with Plateaux.

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Contemporary Clarinet

Introduction to Contemporary Clarinet Live

In this live video, London Sinfonietta principal clarinettist Mark van de Wiel explores contemporary writing for clarinet, with a focus on the clarinet solo from Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time.

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Contemporary Trombone

Introduction to Contemporary Trombone Live

In this live video, London Sinfonietta principal Trombone Byron Fulcher explores contemporary writing for the trombone, with a focus on the trombone solo piece by Folke Rabe Basta.

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Contemporary Horn

Introduction to Contemporary Horn Live

In this live video, London Sinfonietta principal horn Michael Thompson explores contemporary writing for horn, with a particular focus on György Ligeti Hamburg Concerto (for solo horn and chamber orchestra) and the solo horn movement Appel interstellaire from Olivier Messiaen Des Canyons aux Etoiles. Michael will also perform a world premiere of Frank Horvat Music for Self-Isolation.

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Contemporary Oboe

Introduction to Contemporary Oboe Live

In this live video, oboist Melinda Maxwell explores contemporary writing for oboe, performing the world premiere of Simon Holt Raw Air, which was written specially for Melinda. She will also draw on examples from Edgard Varèse Octandre and Sir Harrison Birtwistle Pulse Sampler.

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Published: 3 May 2020