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Francis Burt in discussion

Posted on 16 January 2012

Francis Burt (left) and Peter Burwik

Here’s a picture of composer Francis Burt in discussion with conductor Peter Burwik at the Austrian Society of Music on 12 Jan.

Burt, who celebrated his 85th birthday last year, spoke of his life, the important milestones in his career as a composer, his recently completed opera Mahan and his plans for the future!

Francis Burt biography and list of works

Tonight at Wien Modern: Burt, Staud, Cerha, Birtwistle

Posted on 03 November 2011

Wien ModernThe RSO Vienna performs under Johannes Kalitzke tonight at the Wien Modern festival.

The first half of the concert consists of orchestral miniatures, including excerpts of Francis Burt’s Morgana, Johannes Maria Staud’s ‘Eck’ from his work Polygon and Friedrich Cerha’s Momente.

After the interval, Harrison Birtwistle’s 30-minute The Triumph of Time will be performed.

The concert is broadcast on ORF Radio 1 on Friday 4 November at 19:30 Vienna time.

Happy 85th Birthday Francis Burt!

Posted on 28 April 2011

Francis Burt (r) and Josef DurekUE congratulated Francis Burt on his 85th birthday today, and UE editor Josef Durek presented him with the printed score of his new ensemble piece, hot off the presses.

Mohn und Gedächtnis (für Paul Celan) is a commission by Klangforum Wien and will be given its world première by them this November in Vienna.