George Benjamin conductor
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Claire Booth soprano
Classic works by one of the 20th century’s musical pioneers, Gyorgy Ligeti, are filled with unexpected sounds and effects. Alexander Goehr’s Behold the Sun conjures up an inspired vision of the Divinity through the eyes of a 16th-century boy. Requiem for Sue is an elegantly crafted trilingual song cycle by Oliver Knussen, reflecting on the nature of loss.
Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6pm: Pre-concert workshop on the sound-world of Gyorgy Ligeti led by composer Rachel Leach and two London Sinfonietta players.