BBC (new) music

Under the heading “Adventures in new music”, BBC music lists a few goodies to expect this year, amongst which:

– Steve Reich’s Three Tales, a stage collaboration with his wife (video artist Beryl Korot), to be premiered at the Wiener Festwochen in May

– Steve Martland’s Percussion Concerto is premiered at the Barbican in February (UK)

– Philip Glass’s Symphony No.6 and Harpsichord Concerto receive their first performances in New York (Feb) and Seattle (Sep)

Speaking of which, there’s been a re-release of Philip Glass’s Glassworks on Sony Classical + I’ve come across a new album, Music in the Shape of a Square, which, at a first listening session I found to be finally some sparkling fresh minimalism, but turned out to be 5 of his works from the end of the 60s. It’s an Italian release, on Stradiviarius (STR 33602), their website is at and here’s a direct link to their info about the CD