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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2017

Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby present highlights from the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2017, including world premieres of works by Ferneyhough and Dafeldecker.

Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Robert Worby present a programme of highlights from the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2017, which were recorded in various locations around the city during November. Tonight's programme includes the UK premiere of Brian Ferneyhough's Umbrations, a large-scale work played by the joint forces of Ensemble Modern and the Arditti Quartet, which is based on the well-known In Nomine plainchant. Plus the UK premiere of two works by the young Swiss composer, Stephanie Haensler, performed by Red Note Ensemble. and a rare performance in the UK given by the Vienna-based group Polwechsel, which is reunited with saxophonist and former member John Butcher for the world premiere of Small Worlds by the Austrian composer Werner Dafeldecker.

Stephanie Haensler
Ganz nah (UK premiere)
Romaine Bolinger (violin)
Lora-Evelin Vakova-Tarara (piano)

Werner Dafeldecker
Small Worlds (world premiere)
Polwechsel
John Butcher (saxophone)
Klaus Lang (organ)

Brian Ferneyhough
Umbrations (UK premiere)
Ensemble Modern & Arditti Quartet
Brad Lubman (conductor)

Polwechsel
Improvisation
Polwechsel
John Butcher (saxophone)

Stephanie Haensler
Im Begriffe (UK premiere)
Red Note Ensemble
Geoffrey Paterson (conductor).

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