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Harrison Birtwistle

*1934 GB
Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Sir Harrison Paul Birtwistle

Sir Harrison Birtwistle (born 15 July 1934) is a British composer.

  • Classical
  • Electronic
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Punch and Judy: Toccata I B on Harrison Birtwistle: Punch and Judy by Harrison Birtwistle, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Jan DeGaetani, Stephen Roberts, David Wilson-Johnson & David Atherton
Virelai (Sus une fontayne) on Birtwistle: Angel Fighter, In Broken Images & Virelai by Harrison Birtwistle, London Sinfonietta & David Atherton
Three Latin Motets from 'The Last Supper': III. In supremae nocte cenae on Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem by Harrison Birtwistle, BBC Singers, Nash Ensemble & Nicholas Kok
The Mask of Orpheus, Act I Scene 1: Act I Scene 1: First Passing Cloud on Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus by Harrison Birtwistle & Andrew Davis
The Moth Requiem on Harrison Birtwistle: The Moth Requiem by Harrison Birtwistle, BBC Singers, Nash Ensemble & Nicholas Kok
The Mask of Orpheus, Act I Scene 1: Act I Scene 1: the First Poem of Reminiscence on Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus by Harrison Birtwistle & Andrew Davis
The Mask of Orpheus, Act I: Act I: Parados on Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus by Harrison Birtwistle & Andrew Davis
The Gleam on On Christmas Day by Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Responses (Sweet Disorder) on Harrison Birtwistle: Responses & Gawain's Journey by Harrison Birtwistle, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Stefan Asbury
Three Settings Of Lorine Niedecker (For Soprano And Violoncello): Always North Of Him on Harrison Birtwistle: Chamber Music by Harrison Birtwistle, Lisa Batiashvili, Adrian Brendel, Till Fellner, Amy Freston & Roderick Williams

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Title Artist Year Type
Angel Fighter, In Broken Images, Virelai (Sus Une Fontayne)Harrison Birtwistle, Andrew Watts, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts2015Album
Songs 1970-2006Harrison Birtwistle2015Album
The Moth RequiemHarrison Birtwistle2014Album
Chamber MusicHarrison Birtwistle2014Album
BritanniaOliver Knussen, Huw Watkins, Benjamin Britten, John Woolrich, Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage2014Album
The Triumph Of TimeHarrison Birtwistle2012Album
Complete String QuartetsHarrison Birtwistle, Arditti Quartet2012Album
Antiphonies & Harrison's Clocks Piano ConcertosJoanna MacGregor - Harrison Birtwistle, Hugh Wood, Lou Harrison2011Album
Night's Black Bird / The Shadow Of Night / The Cry Of AnubisHarrison Birtwistle, Ryan Wigglesworth, Hallé Orchestra, Owen Slade2011Album
Recovery/Discovery: 40 Years Of Surround Electronic Music In The UKHarrison Birtwistle - Jonathan Harvey - Javier Alvarez - Mira Calix2008Album
The Triumph Of Time / Ritual Fragment / Gawain's JourneyHarrison Birtwistle2005Compil.
Theseus Game - Earth DancesHarrison Birtwistle, Ensemble Modern2004Album
The Axe Manual, Complete Piano WorksHarrison Birtwistle - Nicolas Hodges, Claire Edwardes2004Album
The Woman And The HareHarrison Birtwistle2002Album
Pulse ShadowsHarrison Birtwistle - Claron McFadden2001Album
Harrison BirtwistleHarrison Birtwistle2001Compil.
Silbury AirHarrison Birtwistle, Don Banks, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Nigel Butterley, Luigi Dallapiccola ; Sydney Alpha Ensemble, David Stanhope2000Compil.
Harrison's ClocksHarrison Birtwistle - Joanna MacGregor1999Album
Earth Dances • PanicHarrison Birtwistle, The Cleveland Orchestra / Christoph von Dohnányi • John Harle / Paul Clarvis / Andrew Davis / BBC Symphony Orchestra1996Album
GawainHarrison Birtwistle, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Elgar Howarth1996Album
Secret Theatre · Tragœdia · Five Distances · 3 Settings Of CelanHarrison Birtwistle - Christine Whittlesey, Pierre Boulez1995Album
John Harle's Saxophone SongbookJohn Harle, John Lenehan, Sarah Leonard, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Chick Corea, John Dowland, Guillaume de Machaut, Sergei Prokofiev, Harrison Birtwistle, Michael Nyman1995Album
Secret Theatre - Ritual Fragment - Nenia: The Death Of OrpheusHarrison Birtwistle - Rosemary Hardy, MusikFabrik, Johannes Kalitzke1995Album
The Triumph Of Time • Gawain's JourneyHarrison Birtwistle, Philharmonia Orchestra, Elgar Howarth1993Album
Harrison BirtwistleHarrison Birtwistle, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonietta Voices1993Album
Music For Wind & PercussionHarrison Birtwistle, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag1992Album
Endless Parade (Trumpet Concertos)Harrison Birtwistle • Michael Blake Watkins • Peter Maxwell Davies - Håkan Hardenberger1991Album
Earth DancesHarrison Birtwistle - BBC Symphony Orchestra, Peter Eötvös1991Album
Secret Theatre · Silbury Air · Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae PerpetuumHarrison Birtwistle - London Sinfonietta, Elgar Howarth1987Album
Messages De Feu Demoiselle R.V. Troussova / ...agm...György Kurtág / Harrison Birtwistle, Pierre Boulez1984Album
Punch and JudyHarrison Birtwistle - Phyllis Bryn-Julson ∙ Jan DeGaetani ∙ Philip Langridge ∙ Stephen Roberts ∙ David Wilson-Johnson ∙ John Tomlinson ∙ London Sinfonietta ∙ David Atherton1980Album
Grimethorpe SpecialThe Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Elgar Howarth - Toru Takemitsu, Harrison Birtwistle, Hans Werner Henze1977Album
The Triumph Of Time / ChronometerHarrison Birtwistle1975Album
Verses For Ensembles / Nenia - The Death Of Orpheus / The Fields Of SorrowHarrison Birtwistle, London Sinfonietta / David Atherton, The Matrix / Alan Hacker, Jane Manning1974Album
New Music From LondonPeter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, David Bedford, Richard Orton1970Album
Wind Quintet Op. 26 / Refrains And Choruses For Wind QuintetArnold Schoenberg / Harrison Birtwistle1968Album
Three British ComposersGordon Crosse, Hugh Wood, Harrison Birtwistle1967Album
The Mask Of OrpheusHarrison BirtwistleAlbum
Messages De Feu Demoiselle R.V. Troussova / ...agm... / ModulationsGyörgy Kurtág / Harrison Birtwistle / Gérard Grisey, Pierre BoulezCompil.
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