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Wolfgang Rihm in Donaueschingen

Posted on 13 October 2011

Donaueschingen FestivalThe 2011 Donaueschingen Festival starts tomorrow with a concert given by the RSO Baden-Baden and Freiburg together with the Ensemble MusikFabrik.

Emilio Pomàrico conducts the world première of Wolfgang Rihm’s “Séraphin”-Symphonie. The work is the latest incarnation of a “complex” of works that carry a reference to Antonin Artaud and his work.

To learn more, see this Rihm-Artaud-Overview, showing how the works are connected (PDF file – with thanks to Ulrich Mosch from the Sacher Foundation in Basel).

Visit the Donaueschingen pages at the SWR website, including videos from last year’s festival.


SWR2The concert will be broadcast live on SWR2 Radio at 8pm Paris time on 14 October. Listen online.

Haas limited approximations on the radio

Posted on 02 February 2011

SWR2Georg Friedrich Haas’ new work for six microtonally-tuned pianos, limited approximations, can be heard on SWR2 Radio tonight (02.02.2011, 23:03 CET). The work was given its world première at the Donaueschingen Festival last autumn, where the SWR Symphony Orchestra awarded it the Composition Prize 2010. 

See more radio broadcasts here.