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Composer: Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Pelle (b. 1932)

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Year of birth1932
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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London Sinfonietta and Theatre of Voices play Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen in Huddersfield

Theatre of Voices and London Sinfonietta with James Weeks at hcmf  ©  Alex Beldea
There was a strong focus on Danish composers at this year’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; works by the young and audacious Simon Steen-Andersen featured in several concerts, whilst the Arditti Quartet’s performance of Hans Abrahamsen’s Fourth Quartet proved to be the highlight of the opening weekend.
*****
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Prom 19: BBC Symphony Orchestra with Dausgaard and Müller-Schott

Thomas Dausgaard  ©  Ulla-Carin Eckblom
It’s hard to say who was more excited about Prom 19: Thomas Dausgaard, who conducted the whole thing with lashings of arm-waving vigour, or the Proms audience, who enjoyed the performance so much that they deliberately (and justifiably) clapped between the movements.
***11
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