The world premiere performance of Roxanna Panufniks complete Four World Seasons for violin and string orchestra will be given by the London Mozart Players and violinist Tasmin Little under the baton of Gèrard Korsten on 2 March 2012 at The Anvil in Basingstoke, followed by a further performance the next evening at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon.
The work comprises four movements, each inspired by a different season and the traditional music of a different part of the world: Spring in Japan samples the song of the Japanese Bush Warbler as well as the tradition in mode; Indian Summer uses four North Indian modes and Bhangra-inspired rhythms; Autumn in Albania mimics the rhythms of Albanian folk dances and the lahuta, a traditional fiddle; and Tibetan Winter is based on a traditional Tibetan love-song. The movements have been part of a long-term collaboration between the composer, soloist, Orchestra of the Swan and, most recently, the London Mozart Players.
Further information can be found on the London Mozart Players website.
Works for Piano, Prepared Piano and Toy Piano
February Pieces for Piano and Octet '61 for Jasper Johns