23/09/2016

the greatest happiness principle in the BBC Music Magazine

Reading time: 1 min. David Sawer

David Sawer’s orchestral piece the greatest happiness principle is featured on a new CD included with the October issue of the BBC Music Magazine, titled “Best of British: Modern masterworks commissioned by Radio 3”.

The work was inspired by the utopian ideas of the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham and by his application of the panoptic principle to prison design.

It was recorded by Mark Wigglesworth and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Read David Sawer’s full work introduction

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