Melodic Distraction: Manchester Collective (April '19)

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Adam Szabo of Manchester Collective brings his intense passion for music to MDR. Having built their lives around music, The Collective aim to make music that opens eyes, ears and souls in a radical manner.

Bringing a love for classical music like no other, Adam Szabo keeps us up to date on the Manchester Collective world, with powerful contemporary classical music that will provide you an entirely new and fantastical way of viewing the may music can be played. With this in mind, brace yourself for an extraordinary trip.


Julia Wolfe – Reeling
Radiohead – Life In A Glasshouse
Alfred Schnittke – Piano Quintet: V. Moderato Pastorale
Benjamin Britten – ‘Moonlight’ from Peter Grimes, Op.33
David Bowie – Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix)
Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita for Violin Solo…
Caroline Shaw – Partita for 8 Voices (Performed by Roomful of Teeth)
Kanye West – Power
The Fat White Family – Tastes Good With The Money
Radiohead – Videotape
Caroline Shaw – Plan & Elevation: IV – The Orangery
Johann Sebastian Bach – ‘Aria’ from the Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould, 1981)
Alex Groves – Curved Form (No. 4)
Olivier Messiaen – ‘Movement V’ from Quartet For The End of Time
David Bowie – Life On Mars? (Live from Glastonbury)
Richard Strauss – ‘Im Abendrot’ from Four Last Songs