On Sunday 28 February the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group will present a streamed concert of chamber music from their home at CBSO Centre. John Woolrich’s Watermark (2002) for violin and bass clarinet and Oliver Knussen’s Eccentric Melody (1998) for solo cello
Knussen’s concise and effervescent Eccentric Melody occupies a small but important place in the solo cello repertoire. Composed as a double tribute – for cellist Fred Sherry, in his 50th birthday year, to play to Elliott Carter on his 90th birthday – this brief work was recently published by Faber Music in manuscript facsimile. Woolrich’s Watermark is a ten-minute duo in which the two voices are like planets revolving around the same sun; treating the same material in different ways.
Full details of the concert can be found here