Xenakis - Architect In Sound

BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

As part of the South Bank Centre's Xenakis festival, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers explore the powerful music of the Greek composer, and perform works by some of his heroes.

Architecture dominated Xenakis' life and music, reflected in the form of works like Schaar for strings, and Alax for three chamber groups.

In 'Nuits', voices are treated like instruments.

And there are two ritualistic works by Varese and Stravinsky, whose Canticum Sacrum was written for the cavernous spaces of St Marks Venice.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Xenakis: Sea Nymphs; Varese, Integrales; Nuits; Shaar

Stravinsky: Canticum Sacrum

BBC Singers

John Bowley (tenor)

Stuart MacIntyre (baritone)

Stephen Betteridge (Conductor)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jac van Steen (Conductor).

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BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

As part of the South Bank Centre's Xenakis festival, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers explore the powerful music of the Greek composer, and perform works by some of his heroes.

Architecture dominated Xenakis' life and music, reflected in the form of works like Schaar for strings, and Alax for three chamber groups.

In 'Nuits', voices are treated like instruments.

And there are two ritualistic works by Varese and Stravinsky, whose Canticum Sacrum was written for the cavernous spaces of St Marks Venice.

Presented by Christopher Cook.

Xenakis: Sea Nymphs; Varese, Integrales; Nuits; Shaar

Stravinsky: Canticum Sacrum

BBC Singers

John Bowley (tenor)

Stuart MacIntyre (baritone)

Stephen Betteridge (Conductor)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Jac van Steen (Conductor).