Frankfurt embraces British composersmain
The Ensemble Modern is streaming a concert this Sunday that is more adventurous than any heard in Britain recently.
It opens with Harrison Birtwistle’s playful “Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum” (1977/78), followed by Oliver Knussen’s “Songs without Voices” and Gerge Benjamin’s “Three Inventions” for chamber orchestra (1994).
The second half is given over to Helen Grime (pic) and Laurence Osborn, two composers of the younger generation – Osborn’s “Automaton for Harpsichord and Ensemble” (2019) and Grime’s piano concerto (2017).
That’s some concert.