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Composer: Abrahamsen, Hans (b. 1952)

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Year of birth1952
NationalityDenmark
PeriodContemporary
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LondonInternational Orchestras: Berliner Philharmoniker

© Monika Rittershaus
Abrahamsen, Bruckner
Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle

AmsterdamSir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker

© Simon van Boxtel
Abrahamsen, Bruckner
Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle

AldeburghBritten-Pears Young Artists Alumni II

Birtwistle, Dallapiccola, Friel, Howard, Jones, Abrahamsen, Berio, Jarventausta, Latimer, Poe, Slater
Jonathan Berman; Instrumentalists from the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme

Munich1. Akademiekonzert

1. Akademiekonzert
Abrahamsen, Bruckner
Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Zubin Mehta

LondonHalf Six Fix: Sibelius' Symphony No.7

Abrahamsen, Sibelius
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Barbara Hannigan
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The London Sinfonietta: celebrating 50 years of excellence

London Sinfonietta principal, Simon Haram © Mark Allan
A celebration of fifty years of the London Sinfonietta was a well-deserved pat on the back for this valuable institution.
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Unexpected promise: Bryce Dessner at the Elbphilharmonie

Aaron and Bryce Dessner © Claudia Höhne
Launching a new “Reflektor” series of short festivals, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie invited Bryce Dessner to curate two days of concerts.
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Shostakovich 4 glows with passion in Rotterdam

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Shostakovich proves the highlight of a variable programme in Rotterdam. 
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Fate knocks, Ophelia sings, Mirga triumphs

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting the CBSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A pair of auspicious debuts marked the CBSO's Prom: MirgaGražinyte-Tyla was making her London debut, plus it was the first time that Hans Abrahamsen's song cycle let me tell you was to be heard in the capital. 
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Abrahamsen's Left, Alone receives UK première

Alexandre Tharaud © Marco Borggreve
Sandwiched between Debussy’s charming Children’s Corner and Mahler’s invitation to heaven, Abrahamsen unveiled his piano concerto for left hand. It was certainly a night for stark contrasts in tone and theme.
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