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The sixth of 11 programmes inviting musicians to introduce their favourite pieces. Andrew Sparling 's guest is Alan Hacker , who introduces music written for him by two firebrands of the 1960s avant-garde.
Birtwistle Verses Alan Hacker
(clarinet), Karen Evans (piano)
Maxwell Davies Counterfeit (Eight
Songs for a Mad King) Julius Eastman (baritone), the Fires of London Maxwell Davies Hymnos Alan Hacker (clarinet), Stephen Pruslin (piano)
Birtwistle Melencolia 1 Alan Hacker
(clarinet), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hans Zender Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Alan Hacker
Clarinet: Karen Evans
Piano: Maxwell Davies
Baritone: Julius Eastman
Piano: Stephen Pruslin
Conductor: Hans Zender
Producer: Philip Tagney

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