Wien Modern 2013

Wien Modern, Austria’s biggest festival for contemporary music, runs from 24 October until 15 November. Find a full program here.

On 28 October, the Arditti String Quartet will perform the world première of Luke Bedford’s Wonderful Four-Headed Nightingale. Nigel Osborne has written his piece Espionage for Ernst Kovacic, who will present the work – together with many others that are dedicated to and written for him – on 1 November at the Konzerthaus, Vienna.

Portugal and Maniai by Johannes Maria Staud will be performed on 10 and 15 November, respectively.


Luke Bedford: Wonderful Four-Headed Nightingale
for string quartet | 9'
world prem. 28.10.2013, Konzerthaus, Vienna; Arditti String Quartet

Wien ModernNigel Osborne: Espionage
for violin solo
world prem. 01.11.2013, Konzerthaus, Vienna; Ernst Kovacic, vln

Johannes Maria Staud: Portugal
for percussion | 6'
10.11.2013, Konzerthaus, Vienna; soloist from the ensemble die reihe

Johannes Maria Staud: Maniai
for orchestra | 10'
3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - perc(4), str
15.11.2013, Musikverein, Vienna; RSO Wien, cond. Johannes Kalitzke

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