Die Hängende Figur ist Judas

Park Lane Group Young Artists New Year Series 2008 – 3
James Barralet (cello)

...Even stronger musically is Kenneth Hesketh's Die hängende Figur ist Judas (1998), three perspectives for solo cello on varying images (both visual and literary) of the betrayer and his demise in which subtly varied 'swinging' motifs underpin each of the movements to haunting and unnerving effect.
January 09, 2008
The Classical Source
Richard Whitehouse


PLG Young Artists

... James Barralet's delivery supplied its own fascinations. How could such muscular expression arise from such a physically low-key performer? The head scarcely moved. He seemed frightened of his shadow. Of tortured faces there were none. No doubting the strength of feeling, though, from the desolate wastes of Britten's third suite to the febrile kaleidoscope of Kenneth Hesketh's Die hängende Figur ist Judas.
January 14, 2008
The Times
Geoff Brown