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Programme Notes

This work takes as its starting inspiration a model of human personality. At the bottom of the cello register is the “physical” – arms, legs, muscles, etc. Next in the tenor register is the passionate level. Above that lies the level of thought, which becomes even more refined and delicate as it rises to the top of the cello where the level of transcendence is suggested. The line then curves back to its starting point and finishes with suggestions of mortality. Jonathan Harvey

Curve with Plateaux

Britten Studio (Snape, Suffolk, United Kingdom)

Joanna MacGregor, Adrian Brendel, Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Curve with Plateaux

No Venue (Folkestone, Kent, United Kingdom)

Zoe Martlew

Curve with Plateaux

Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA, USA)

Rhonda Rider

Curve with Plateaux

Église des Hières (La Grave / La Meije, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)

Marie Ythier

Curve with Plateaux

Jacqueline Du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Zoe Martlew