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Donaueschinger Musiktage 2016
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2CD/SACD

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NEOS 1116-17CD NEOS 1116-17CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/23/2018

Neos present Donaueschinger Musiktage 2016. A collection of compositions featuring Rebecca Saunders, Bernhard Gander, Martin Smolka, James Dillon, Franck Bedrossian, Martin Jaggi, and Georg Friedrich Haas.

"The first acid tests of the newly formed SWR Symphonieorchester after the fusion, with some high-carat world premieres." --Dirk Wieschollek Fono Forum January 2018/Critic survey 2017

SACD 1 features the world premieres of Rebecca Saunders's "Skin" for soprano and 13 instruments (2015/16) performed by: Juliet Fraser (soprano), Klangforum Wien, and Titus Engel (conductor); Bernhard Gander's "Cold Cadaver with Thirteen Scary Scars" for 21 instruments (2016) performed by: Steamboat Switzerland, Klangforum Wien, and Titus Engel (conductor); and Martin Smolka's "a yell with misprints" two movements for ensemble (2016) performed by ensemble recherche.

SACD 2 features the world premieres of James Dillon's "The Gates" for string quartet and orchestra (2016) performed by Arditti Quartet, SWR Symphonieorchester, and Pierre-André Valade (conductor); Franck Bedrossian's "Twist" for orchestra and electronics (2016) performed by SWR Symphonieorchester, Alejo Pérez (conductor), IRCAM, and Robin Meier (computer music designer); Martin Jaggi's "Caral" for orchestra (2016) performed by SWR Symphonieorchester and Pierre-André Valade (conductor); and of Georg Friedrich Haas's "Konzert für Posaune und Orchester" (2015/16) performed by Mike Svoboda (trombone), SWR Symphonieorchester, and Alejo Pérez (conductor).