On 21st February at 10.00pm, Richard Causton's Nocturne for 21 Pianos, a work commissioned in celebration of Chopin' bicentenary, was performed in a Chapel Lates concert at King's College, Cambridge. The performance was given by Cambridge University students alongside young pianists from the Peterborough and Saffron Walden branches of the Centre for Young Musicians, and St. Bede's School in Cambridge.
This event was generously sponsored by Miller's Music in Cambridge, which plans to donate the 21 pianos to local schools and other organisations.
A cd containing five works by Richard Causton (Threnody, Rituals of Hunting and Blooding, 'Non mi comporto male', Sleep and Night Piece) was recently released on the Prima Facie record label (PFCD051) by the Continuum Ensemble, conducted by Philip Headlam. The soloists are Mary Bevan (soprano), Lisa Nelsen (flute) and Douglas Finch (piano). The cd also contains work by Kenneth Hesketh.