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2018/06/11

Work of the week – Andrew Norman: Spiral

On 14 June, the Berlin Philharmonic will give the world premiere of Andrew Norman’s Spiral as part of the orchestra’s farewell season of their principal conductor Simon Rattle, and within their “tapas” series of new works approximately six minutes in length, designed to whet the appetite for contemporary music. Continue reading “Work of the week – Andrew Norman: Spiral”

2018/05/21

Work of the week – Jörg Widmann: Tanz auf dem Vulkan

Internationally, Jörg Widmann has achieved great success as a clarinetist, composer and increasingly as a conductor. On 27 May, the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle will premiere Widmann’s new work Tanz auf dem Vulkan (Dance on the Volcano), which was commissioned by the orchestra as part of their “tapas” concert series, and dedicated to Sir Simon who will leave his post as the orchestra’s principal conductor this year. Continue reading “Work of the week – Jörg Widmann: Tanz auf dem Vulkan”

2016/08/29

Work of the Week – Julian Anderson: Incantesimi

The Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle will give two national premieres of Julian Anderson’s new orchestral work Incantesimi this week at the Lucerne Festival on Wednesday 31 August and at the BBC Proms on Saturday 3 September.

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