First Performances

John Tavener, Manchester International Festival 2013

This concert at the Bridgewater Hall, by the BBC Philharmonic under conductor Tecwyn Evans, featured three world premieres commissioned by MIF 2013 from the late John Tavener, together with Mahamatar from 2000 (featuring Sufi singer Abida Parveen, following a rare UK appearance the previous evening, and performed to a screening of Werner Herzog's 2001 film Pilgrimage) and his 1968 choral piece In Alium.

Journal Tempo
Year 2014
Volume 68
Issue 267
Pages 65-66

Mottershead, Tim (2014) First Performances: John Tavener, Manchester International Festival 2013. In: Tempo, Vol. 68, No. 267, pp. 65-66. Available at


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