Tuesday, September 02, 2003


Steve Cranfield on rec.music.classical.contemporary:

"Tasmin Little played Ligeti's Violin Concerto at yesterday's Prom concert given by Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmoniker (31 August 2003). The fifth movement calls for a cadenza and she played her own, rather than the one that Sascha Gawriloff wrote for the premiere of the revised five-movement version, recycling material from an abandoned earlier first movement. Hers seemed to use material from all five.

"I [gather] the concert piece was recorded for future TV transmission on BBC 2, but whether it will include the Ligeti, I don't know. It would be iinteresting to see, as I gather she played the piece not from the score but from a computer screen."

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