Jan 27, 2014
Review: Classical: Tavener Weekend St John's Smith Square, London
Three works received their UK premieres, and one its first public performance. This was Mahavakyas, dedicated to the poet and scholar Kathleen Raine and commemorating her love of both the Upanishads and of Bach, whose Sarabande from his First Cello Suite provides its musical underpinning.
Iron Tongue of Midnight
The Music They Made - This Year, with Classical
Perhaps being slapped around by Alex Ross last year is what did it: this year's compendium includes John Tavener and Rise Stevens.