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Ivan Hewett presents world premieres from the Witten Days for New Chamber Music 2016

Ivan Hewett presents highlights from the Witten Days for New Chamber Music 2016: music by Gerard Pesson, Hugues Dufourt, Juliana Hodkinson, Mikel Urquiza and Enno Poppe.

Ivan Hewett presents highlights - including five world premieres - from the Witten Days for New Chamber Music 2016, in conversation with Harry Vogt, director of the festival since 1990. Alongside music by the featured composer at Witten this year, Gerard Pesson, we'll hear premieres from Hugues Dufourt, Juliana Hodkinson, Mikel Urquiza and, to end the programme, Enno Poppe - the Diotima Quartet performing Poppe's very first string quartet, which has the gnomic title Buch (Book).

Image (c) Claus Langer/WDR.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Gérard Pesson

    Recreations françaises [1993-95], No 1: L'Harmonieux forgeron

    Ensemble: Ensemble Recherche.
  • Hugues Dufourt

    L'Amerique d'apres Tiepolo [2015-16; world premiere]

    Ensemble: Ensemble Recherche.
  • Gérard Pesson

    Catch Sonata for clarinet, cello and piano [2016; world premiere]

    Ensemble: Trio Catch.
  • Juliana Hodkinson

    ... can modify completely/ in this case/ not that it will make any difference...

    Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra: Cologne. Conductor: Emilio Pomàrico.
  • Mikel Urquiza

    Serpientes y escaleras (Snakes and Ladders - Serenade) [2016; world premiere]

    Ensemble: L'Instant donne.
  • Gérard Pesson

    God's Grandeur - Cantata 2, from Cantate egale pays [2007–10]

    Ensemble: Exaudi. Ensemble: L'Instant donne. Conductor: James Weeks.
  • Enno Poppe

    Buch, for string quartet [2013-16; world premiere]

    Ensemble: Diotima Quartet.

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