Benedict Mason, who turns 60, is a musical polyglot and a chameleonic composer drawn to enigmas and puzzles. Mason's music, which was admired by none less than György Ligeti, is always exciting, thought-provoking and colourful. It sprawls across musical history and juxtaposes different styles in a highly individual and whimsical way. Self-Referential Songs and Realistic Virelais is an enchanting journey through a musical looking-glass world, while the ensemble work ! is a fascinating musical exploration of click languages.
Mason Self-Referential Songs and Realistic Virelais for Soprano and large Ensemble
Johannes Debus conductor
Valentina Coladonato soprano
Players of the Philharmonia Orchestra