Donaueschingen New Music Festival 2016 [Hear And Now]

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0120161112

Highlights from the Donaueschingen Festival 2016, including a work by James Dillon.

Radio 3's primary contemporary music programme, featuring live performances and sessions

0220170121

Tom Service presents the second of two programmes featuring highlights from last year's Donaueschinger Musiktage, the world's oldest new music festival. For a long weekend every October, the sleepy Black Forest town of Donaueschingen plays host to a rich and varied line-up of composers and gives them performances of the highest quality in front of large and enthusiastic audiences. Including introductions to their music from Franck Bedrossian, Bernhard Gander and Georg Friedrich Haas.

Franck Bedrossian: Twist
IRCAM
SWR Symphony Orchestra
Alejo Pérez (conductor)

Peter Ablinger: The Greatest Hits of the 60s and 70s
ensemble recherche

Bernhard Gander: Cold cadaver with thirteen scary scars
Steam Boat Switzerland
Klangforum Wien
Titus Engel (conductor)

Martin Smolka: a yell with misprints
ensemble recherche

Georg Friedrich Haas: Trombone Concerto
Mike Svoboda (trombone)
SWR Symphony Orchestra
Alejo Pérez (conductor).

World premieres by Franck Bedrossian, Peter Ablinger, Bernhard Gander and Martin Smolka.

Radio 3's primary contemporary music programme, featuring live performances and sessions