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Sarah Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby present the first of four programmes showcasing highlights from this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Mauricio Kagel: Prima Vista
Apartment House

Thomas Simaku: String Quartet (world premiere)
Quatuor Diotima

Bent Sørensen and Anna Berit Asp Christensen: Saudades Inocentes
Oscar Henning-Jensen (boy soprano)
Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor)
Guido Paevatalu (baritone)

And in the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty, percussionist Steven Schick recalls how a chance meeting with Brian Ferneyhough led to the commission of Bone Alphabet, his only piece for non-pitched instruments; while commentator Paul Griffiths describes the work's physicality and rhythmic complexity.

Brian Ferneyhough: Bone Alphabet
Steven Schick (percussion).

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sat 3 Dec 2011 22:30

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