Celebrating Harrison Birtwistle's 90th Birthday
Harrison Birtwistle's 90th birthday is celebrated on 15 July 2024.
Harrison Birtwistle is internationally regarded as one of the most striking and individual composers in classical contemporary music. His soundworld runs the full gamut from large-scale operatic and orchestral canvases, rich in mythical and primitivist power, to intimate chamber works, contemplative in their lyricism. Central artistic themes spring from his observations of cyclical forms in nature, the imaginary inner landscape, and the viewing of an object from multiple perspectives.
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The following selection of works with audio clips offers an introduction to Birtwistle's musical world, suitable for exploration in preparation for his 90th birthday year.