Harrison Birtwistle - All Media
Listen to Birtwistle’s Night’s Black Bird
Listen to an extract from Harrison Birtwistle’s Night’s Black Bird.
Harrison Birtwistle on Responses
Watch Harrison Birtwistle discussing ‘Responses’, which received it’s world premiere by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich.
Tom Mustill’s film on Harrison Birtwistle
Watch Tom Mustill’s filmed portrait of Harrison Birtwistle.
Harrison Birtwistle and Alison Chitty on The Cure
Harrison Birtwistle and Alison Chitty discuss The Cure, a companion piece to The Corridor.
Aldeburgh Music / Royal Opera House
Harrison Birtwistle in rehearsal with The Opera Group
A behind-the-scene video following Harrison Birtwistle as he leads a workshop rehearsal with the cast of The Opera Group’s production of his opera, Bow Down
Harrison Birtwistle’s Aleatoric Pebble
Watch Harrison Birtwistle discuss the erratic behaviour of a pebble he found on the beach at Aldeburgh.
The Minotaur Sitzprobe at Covent Garden
Watch The Minotaur in rehearsal at Covent Garden
Harrison Birtwistle discusses his music on BBC Radio 3
Tom Service meets composer Harrison Birtwistle at his Wiltshire home in the weeks leading up to the first performance of his Violin Concerto in Boston. Birtwistle talks candidly about what drives his music, his fears for the concerto, and how composers can never be satisfied with their music.
Harrison Birtwistle accepts BBC Music Magazine Award
Following a tribute by Alfred Brendel, Harrison Birtwistle accepts the 2012 BBC Music Magazine Premiere Award for NMC’s recording of three of his works: Night’s Black Bird, The Shadow of Night and The Cry of Anubis, performed by The Halle Orchestra with Ryan Wigglesworth.
John Tusa interviews Harrison Birtwistle
Listen to an interview of Harrison Birtwistle conducted by John Tusa for BBC Radio 3.
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