16.04.14

Barbican Centre: Birtwistle at 80

Reading time: 1 min. Harrison Birtwistle

The Barbican Centre has released the first of three podcasts that will look at the music, the myth and the man that is Harrison Birtwistle.

In part one, radio host Ben Eshmade introduces listeners to the Barbican’s Birtwistle at 80 celebration and speaks to Harrison Birtwistle’s peers and collaborators about the composer’s life and work, as well as the great man himself.

Starting on 16 May, the Barbican will celebrate the composer’s 80th birthday with performances including Gawain, Earth Dances and Yan Tan Tethera.

You can listen to the Podcast here and on the Barbican’s SoundCloud page:

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