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Tom Service presents highlights from 2016's Donaueschingen new music festival, including James Dillon's The Gates, Michael Wertmuller's Discorde and a piece by Joanna Bailie.

For most of the year Donaueschingen is a sleepy Black Forest town famous as the source of the Danube and, among beer lovers at least, for its venerable brewery (established 1283). But since 1921, once a year, Donaueschingen has been the go-to destination to hear a succession of world premieres from the some of the world's great figures in new music in performances of the highest quality. With the help of composers and performers, Tom Service reports from last month's Donaueschinger Musiktage and presents the first of two programmes of featured highlights.

James Dillon: The Gates
Arditti Quartet
SWR Symphony Orchestra
Pierre-André Valade (conductor)

Michael Wertmüller: Discorde
Steam Boat Switzerland
Klangforum Wien
Titus Engel (conductor)

Joanna Bailie: Music from Public Places
SWR Vokalensemble
Améi String Quartet
Joanna Bailie (electronics)
Marcus Creed (conductor).

1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sat 12 Nov 2016 22:30

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Music Played

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 1 in D major, 'Titan' (2nd mvt, 'Blumine')

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Mahler: Symphony no.1: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • James Dillon

    The Gates

    Ensemble: Arditti Quartet. Orchestra: Sofia Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Pierre-André Valade.
  • Michael Wertmüller


    Ensemble: Steamboat Switzerland. Ensemble: Klangforum Wien. Conductor: Titus Engel.
  • Joanna Baillie

    Music from Public Places

  • Curd Duca



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