Mark-Anthony Turnage: On Opened Ground

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and viola soloist Lawrence Power discuss Turnage's concerto 'On Opened Ground', and Vladimir Jurowski introduces the new release on the LPO CD Label of works by Arthur Honegger. (November 2011)

In October, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and viola soloist Lawrence Power performed Mark-Anthony Turnage's On Opened Ground. In this podcast you can hear part of the pre-concert talk in which composer and soloist discussed the work, the freedom of writing a concerto for viola and working with the LPO.

Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski believes that Arthur Honegger was one of the most gifted composers of the early 20th century, standing alongside giants such as Bartók, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Berg. He introduces the three works that appear on the new CD - Symphony No. 4, Pastoral d'été, and the Christmas Cantata.

Featured recording:

Honegger: Pastoral d'été and Christmas Cantata conducted by Vladimir Jurowski (LPO-0058)
More information >