Music championed by, or written in memory of, Richard Hickox

Britten

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Colin Matthews

No Man’s Land (world premiere)

Mozart (compl. Sussmayr)

Requiem in D minor

Emma Bell (soprano)
Renata Pokupić (mezzo-soprano)
Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Roderick Williams (baritone)
Henk Neven (bass)
Polyphony
City of London Sinfonia
Stephen Layton (conductor)


Britten’s Variations is one of many British pieces championed by the late Richard Hickox, two of whose distinguished vocal collaborators, Ian Bostridge and Roderick Williams, are featured in Colin Matthews’s new work, which Hickox commissioned.

Mozart’s Requiem was left incomplete at the composer’s early death, its deathly tread and radiant hope adding to its symbolism as Mozart’s musical epitaph.

Read Past Reviews on the Classical Source

(From BBC Proms 2011, 21 August)

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