Prelude in B minor from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Part 1
Prelude and Fugue No. 24
Three pieces for string quartet
...miserere... (UK premiere of string orchestra arrangement)
This dance-infused programme explores Andriessen’s admiration for Stravinsky, with whom he shares an acute ear for colour and clarity of expression, the influence of Bach and his life-long love of jazz.
The programme opens with two arrangements of selections from Bach’s pedagogical tome, Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, and closes with Andriessen’s moving, ethereal Dances for soprano and chamber orchestra. In between, there’s …miserere…, Andriessen’s mystical string quartet, heard here in the UK premiere of an arrangement for string orchestra, and Steve Reich’s delicate Duet for strings.