Sir Harrison Birtwistle (1934-2022)

Gawain’s Journey (1991); Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stefan Asbury; undated performance.

Harrison Birtwistle talks about his Violin Concerto.

Violin Concerto (2010); Christian Tetzlaff with the LSO conducted by Sir Simon Rattle; September 14, 2017; Barbican Hall, London. Tetzlaff had previously given the world premiere of this Boston Symphony commission on March 3, 2011, conducted by Marcelo Lehninger, and the UK premiere the same year at BBC Proms with the BBCSO and David Robertson.

Earth Dances (1985-86); Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Harding; September 14, 2015.