In a fine performance, soprano Sara Stowe found appropriate expression for both fragmentary and more 'lyrical' gestures, and the instrumental virtuosity was also effective. Riviere has said that 'artists interrupt time a little'. With this piece it is a shame that, at only six minutes, Donatoni did not interrupt time a little longer.
Two arrangements by Bortolotti also received first performances. The first, a version of Brahms's two Lieder Op 91, lacked Romantic warmth, but the arrangement of Stravinsky's Pastorale was charming. Variety was provided by performances of Falla's Harpsichord Concerto, Rossini's first Quartet, Dallapiccola's Divertimento and Villa Lobos's Choros 2.Reuse content