“Soprano of our time: Barbara Hannigan”
Barbara Hannigan speaks with Rebecca Schmid of Gramophone Magazine about the world premiere of let me tell you.
“It started out as a birthday present. The soprano Barbara Hannigan, asked to sing at a surprise party for the writer and critic Paul Griffiths, moved toward bigger plans.
When the Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen was smitten by the idea of scoring Griffiths’ novella let me tell you, Hannigan dared to suggest a commission to the Berlin Philharmonic. Before she knew it, they had accepted. …”