27 Apr 2013

Brett Dean: Composing Socrates (14 min.)

Two exciting approaches to instilling new life into the genre of oratorio were presented by the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Rundfunkchor Berlin and Sir Simon Rattle in April 2013. One of the works – Brett Dean’s The Last Days of Socrates – was given its world premiere, the other – Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time – has established itself since the 1940s as one of the outstanding British choral works. In our interval feature composer Brett Dean introduces to his work.

The concert