Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London
Nicolas Hodges, piano / London Sinfonietta / Oliver Knussen
Dialogues for piano and chamber orchestra is a conversation between the soloist and the orchestra: responding to each other, sometimes interrupting the other, or arguing. The single varied movement is entirely derived from a small group of harmonies and rhythms.
Commissioned by the BBC for the brilliant young pianist, Nicolas Hodges, it was composed in New York during 2003.
This programme note may be reproduced free of charge in concert programmes with a credit to the composer