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London Jazz Festival

11/12/2016
Premiere

11/12/2016

Sun 11 Dec 11:30pm - 12:30am BBC Radio 3
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Summary

Hear exciting experimental pianist and composer Francesco Tristano in collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra under the baton of its Principal Conductor Keith Lockhart. Causing as much of a stir in the club scene as in classical concert halls, Tristano works across the electronic and Baroque, dance music and the avant-garde and is a committed disregarder of limits and rigid practices in music. This concert, recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, opens with a virtuoso performance of Bach's Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052 followed by Tristano's own solo study 'La franciscana', based on Balkan composite rhythm, which has become a cult classic in his repertoire and a crowd favourite - always requested in shows. The concert closes with the UK premiere of Tristano's own largely improvised free piano concert Island Nation, which makes several references to electronic dance music, while being written in the symphonic idiom.

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