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‘in vain’ back in New York – Georg Friedrich Haas

Posted on 18 February 2011

in vainIn the New York Times, Vivien Schweitzer looks forward to the next performance of Georg Friedrich Haas’ in vain, performed by the Argento Chamber Ensemble.

Vivien Schweitzer’s 2009 review of their first New York performance is here: Growls and Harps, in the Dark

British première of Georg Friedrich Haas' 3rd String Quartet

Posted on 10 February 2011

Georg Friedrich HaasGeorg Friedrich Haas’ 3rd String Quartet, In iij. Noct., receives its British première this Saturday at Leeds University’s 2011 Contemporary Music Festival (link opens a PDF file).

The performance is given by the Kairos Quartett, long time champions of Haas’ string quartets and veterans of this unique work – performed as it is in absolute darkness.

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.