With Clare Hammond, Kathryn Stott, Ruth Wall, and Graham Fitkin.
Celebrated Cornish composer and pianist Graham Fitkin brings four unique musicians together to revel in the unremitting delight of ensemble piano playing. Unapologetically direct, joyous and highly energetic, Fitkin’s eight-handed works for two-pianos are complemented by equally lucid more intimate solos and duos from Unsuk Chin, Morton Feldman, Anna Meredith and Steve Reich. A new Britten Pears Arts commission for pianos, samplers and spoken voice delivers a gripping and provocative finale.
Graham FITKIN Sciosophy (5’)
Morton FELDMAN Two Pianos (10’)
George WALKER Variations for Piano (5’)
Unsuk CHIN Etudes 4, 6, 5, for solo piano (9’)
Steve REICH Clapping Music (5’)
Graham FITKIN Totti (7’)
John ADAMS China Gates, for solo piano (5’)
Anna MEREDITH Camberwell Green, for solo piano (3’)
Graham FITKIN I Swear, I Swear, I Swear (5’)
Graham FITKIN Flak (7’)
Graham FITKIN Bla Bla Bla (2022) for pianos, (20’)
samplers and spoken voice
(Britten Pears Arts commission)