Alexander Goehr - Symmetry Disorders Reach, op. 73
booklet writer: Griffiths, Paul
interpreter: Watkins, Huw
composer: Goehr, Alexander
In his work "Symmetry Disorders Reach" whose title and context are inspired by W.H, Auden's "New Year Letter"), Alexander Goehr uses models by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Schumann to explore the creative act. The disorders of the imagination are to be arranged and extended to a certain kind of symmetry, whereas he forms a symmetry (matrix) to a luxuriant disorder. Alexander Goehr (born in Berlin and brought up in England) belongs to the UK's leading musical figures, both as composer and teacher.
This recording is the result of a unique collaboration between Goehr and one of his former Cambridge pupils, the brilliant composer and pianist Huw Watkins.
- Symmetry Disorders Reach for piano, op. 73:
- Invention 1
- Moto perpetuo
- Invention 2
- Metric Maze
- Little Harmonic Labyrinth
- Little Harmonic Labyrinth (Double)
- Air (Double)