30th Festival Musica

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The Festival Musica in Strasbourg (20 September to 5 October) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, the French première of Georg Friedrich Haas’ limited approximations and a performance of Pierre Boulez’ sur incises will be highlights of the Festival. The latter will be the focus of the video installations Boulez – Répons and Pierre Boulez, l’art de diriger by the French artist Robert Cahen.

Universal Edition at the Festival Musica:

Georg Friedrich Haas: limited approximations
for 6 micro-tonally tuned pianos and orchestra | 30'
4 1 4 1 - 6 1 4 0 - pno(6), vln.I(10), vln.II(10), vla(6), vc(6), cb(8)
prem. 20.09.2013, Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Strasbourg; Klaus Steffes-Holländer, Pi-hsien Chen, Florian Hoelscher, Julia Vogelsänger, Akiko Okabe, Christoph Grund, Klav; SWR-SO Baden-Baden und Freiburg, cond. François-Xavier Roth

Wolfgang Rihm: 6 Gedichte von Friedrich Nietzsche
for baritone and piano | 25'
25.09.2013, Théâtre National de Strasbourg, Strasbourg; Ivan Ludlow, Bar; Kalina Georgieva, Klav

Wolfgang Rihm: Fremde Szene III
for violin, violoncello and piano | 15'
27.09.2013, Salle de la Bourse, Strasbourg; Ensemble Recherche

Leóš Janáček: String Quartet No. 1
for string quartet | 18'
28.09.2013, Salle de la Bourse, Strasbourg; Arditti String Quartet

Pierre Boulez: sur Incises
for 3 pianos, 3 harps and 3 percussionists | 40'
03.10.2013, Cité de la musique, Strasbourg; Ensemble Intercontemporain, Dir. Pascal Rophé

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