Simon Bainbridge: Ad Ora Incerta

Simon Bainbridge: Ad Ora Incerta

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Bainbridge's Grawemeyer Award-winning Ad ora incerta ('At an uncertain hour'), is a deeply-felt symphonic setting of four poems by Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi. It is coupled with Four Primo Levi Settings.

Susan Bickley soprano
Kim Walker bassoon


'The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays beautifully, fully cognisant of the weight of the message being conveyed... Required listening if ever there was.'  BBC Music Magazine


Produced in association with BBC Radio 3


All works were recorded between 15-16 December 1997 (Ad ora) & 20 April 1998 (Settings) at BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London (Ad ora), Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London (Settings)

Recording Engineer: MIKE CLEMENTS
Recording Producers: COLIN MATTHEWS (Ad ora) & ANTHONY BURTON (Settings)
Editing & mastering: STEPHEN JOHNS

(P) 1999 NMC Recordings Ltd
© 1999 NMC Recordings Ltd

Catalogue number: NMC D059
Release Date: 6 January 1999