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Goehr - Idées fixes (Sonata for 13)


Cambridge University New Music Group

Britten Sinfonia

Darren Bloom - conductor

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Conducted by Darren Bloom, Cambridge University New Music Group joins forces with the Britten Sinfonia for an exciting programme to celebrate Emeritus Professor of Music Alexander Goehr’s 90th birthday. This concert features Goehr’s piece, Idées fixes, which was written in the Spring of 1997 and premiered the same year under the baton of Oliver Knussen. Subtitled ‘Sonata for 13’, the composition is in one continuous movement and symmetrical in plan. The title Idées fixes refers to three basic motifs which pervade the texture.

more about Cambridge University New Music Group

The New Music Group is currently directed by Richard Causton and designed to offer some of the best student instrumentalists the opportunity of working on performances of the ‘classics’ of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. At the same time, the ensemble is intended to give student composers the chance to have their works performed by musicians experienced in playing new music.