Music We’d Like To Hear – WAVES
Walter Zimmermann – Die Sorge geht über den Fluss (1989-91/2001) *
John McGuire – 48 Variations for Two Pianos (1976-80) *
Aisha Orazbayeva (violin)
Mark Knoop (piano)
Roderick Chadwick (piano)
The third concert presents UK premieres of two substantial works from rarely heard thinkers in contemporary music. In the first half of the concert, exceptional violinist Aisha Orazbayeva performs Die Sorge geht über den Fluss by Walter Zimmermann, a profound contemplation on a symphonic scale for solo violinist, ideally suited to the spacious acoustic of St Mary at Hill.
In the second half we present 48 Variations for Two Pianos by John McGuire (USA), composed in Cologne between 1976 and 1980, and here given its UK premiere after a wait of almost 40 years. Performed by Mark Knoop and Roderick Chadwick, this breathtakingly beautiful and expansive work of shifting waves and intricate patterns will play as the evening light fades from outside the church, bringing our series to a gentle and serene close.