Brian Ferneyhough celebrates his 70th birthday on 16 January 2013. Major recent works and a rarely heard classic can be heard in the forthcoming months
Ferneyhough's most recent large-scale ensemble work, Finis Terrae - heard last November for the first time given by Exaudi and musikFabrik at the Festival d'Automne (and available to listen to online here) - is receiving a further, third, performance this year by the Remix Ensemble, conducted by Peter Rundel on 18 May 2013 Premiered in 2012 in
Liber Scintillarum will be performed again by enemble recherche at Festival Ultraschall Berlin on 23 January 2013. Maerzmusik presents a very rare and exciting prospect in March with a performance of Ferneyhough's vast Firecycle Beta for two pianos and orchestra with five conductors. The performance on 21 March 2013 is led by Arturo Tamayo with the Grauschumacher Piano Duo and conductors Cecilia Castagneto, Armando Merino, Elena Schwarz and Fabio Sperandido.