Ton de Leeuw
Tuesday, 22 October 1974 – orchestra concert performed by the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Hilversum in De Doelen, Rotterdam
Guus Janssen (Netherlands, b. 1951): Gieter for orchestra (1973) [15′];
Georg Kröll (West Germany, b. 1934): Parodia ad Perotinum, organum for orchestra (1971) [10′];
Nigel Osborne (United Kingdom [England], b. 1948): Heaventree for unaccompanied chorus (1973) performed by the Radio Chamber Choir of Hilversum;
E Joji Yuasa (Japan, b. 1929): Chronoplastic for orchestra (1972) [14′].
Wednesday, 23 October 1974, afternoon – electronic music concert in Utrecht
Włodzimierz Kotoński (Poland, b. 1925; d. 2014): Skrzydła (Les Ailes) for fixed media electronic sounds (1973) [8′];
Tamás Ungváry (Sweden, b. 1936 in Hungary): Basic Barrier for fixed media electronic sounds (1973) [8′];
Kåre Kolberg (Norway, b. 1936; d. 2014): Keiserens nye slips for fixed media electronic sounds (1973);
Ulrike Trüstedt (West Germany, b. 1943) & Wolf-Dieter Trüstedt (West Germany, b. 1939): Alphas und andere Rhythmen for live electronic sounds (1973) [world premiere].
Wednesday, 23 October 1974, evening – Chamber Music Ensemble of the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra in Utrecht
” Curtis Curtis-Smith (United States, b. 1941; d. 2014): A Song of the Degrees for two pianos (including bowing strings) and percussion (1972);
* Masaru Tanaka (Japan, b. 1946): Innervation II [Gaudeamus 3rd Prize];
Jungsang Bahk (South Korea, b. 1937): Parodie for chamber ensemble;
E Tona Scherchen (Switzerland, b. 1938): Bien (Mutations) for 12 instrumentalists (1973) [20′];
* Dariush Dolatshahi (Iran, b. 1947; currently based in the United States): Rotation for woodwinds and brass (1974);
* Wilfried Michel (West Germany, b. 1938; d. 1997): Aerophonie [Gaudeamus 2nd Prize].
Thursday, 24 October 1974 – chamber music concert in De Doelen, Rotterdam
Davide Anzaghi (Italy, b. 1936): Lìmine for string trio (1971; revised 1986) [10′] performed by Trio Gaudeamus [world premiere];
Jürg Baur (West Germany, b. 1918; d. 2010): Tre studi per quattro for four recorders (1972) performed by the Syrinx Quartet;
‘ Hans Christian Détlefsen (West Germany, b. 1951): Annäherung for five spatially arranged trombones (1973) [23′] [Gaudeamus 1st prize];
* Hans Darmstadt (West Germany, b. 1943): Trio for oboe, viola, and harp (1973) [12′] [world premiere];
Katsuhiro Tsubonoh (Japan, b. 1947): String Quartet.
Friday, 25 October 1974 – orchestral concert performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart in De Doelen, Rotterdam
? * Willem Breuker (Netherlands, b. 1944; d. 2010): BV HAAST (1974) #;
Niccolò Castiglioni (Italy, b. 1932; d. 1996): Arabeschi for flute, piano and orchestra (1971-72; revised 1978) [13′];
Morton Feldman (United States, b. 1926; d. 1987): Cello and Orchestra (1972) [19′];
* Reinbert de Leeuw (Netherlands, b. 1938; d. 2020): Abschied for large orchestra (1971-73) [19′].
Saturday, 26 October 1974, afternoon- Concert with Amateur Musicians in De Doelen, Rotterdam ##
Rob Du Bois (Netherlands, b. 1934; d. 2013): Tre pezzi for small orchestra (1973) [3′];
Ton De Leeuw (Netherlands, b. 1926; d. 1996): The Magic of Music for chorus;
Tera de Marez Oyens (Netherlands, b. 1932; d. 1996): Sound and Silence II for variable instrumentation (brass band) (1971);
David Porcelijn (Netherlands, b. 1947): Sound Poem in Shikara Tala for chorus (1973) [4′] conducted by the composer;
??? John Helsdingen: Sage de Venise for percussion;
Bernard van Beurden (Netherlands, b. 1933); Milarsepa [withdrawn?] for two choruses, eight instrumental groups, and narrator, conducted by the composer.
Saturday, 26 October 1974, evening – Philharmonic Orchestra Den Haag (Het Residentie Orkest), The Hague
Franco Donatoni (Italy, b. 1927; d. 2000): Lied per 13 Strumenti (1972) [15′];
? Stephen Peter Lawson (United Kingdom [England], b, 1951?): Wind Quintet (Variants);
Benedict Mason (United Kingdom [England], b. 1954): Fond Youth is a Bubble for nine musicians [25′] [withdrawn?];
Nicholas Sackman (United Kingdom [England], b. 1950): A Pair of Wings for three sopranos and orchestra (1970-73) [18′];
Fernando Cerqueira (Brazil, b. 1941): Quanta, op. 7, for flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, piano, harpsichord, and 2 percussionists (1972);
Jan Vriend (Netherlands, b. 1938) & Jos Kunst (Netherlands, b. 1936; d. 1996): Elements of Logic for wind ensemble (1972) [12′] conducted by Vriend.
Sunday, 27 October 1974, afternoon – orchestral concert performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Otto Ketting (Netherlands, b. 1935; d. 2012): Time Machine for 15 winds and three percussionists (1972) [11′] conducted by the composer;
Bruno Maderna (Italy, 1920-1973): Aura for orchestra (1972) [20′] [in memoriam] conducted by Ernest Bour;
Sven-David Sandström (Sweden, b. 1942; d. 2019): Through and Through for orchestra (1972) [c. 20′].
Sunday, 27 October 1974, evening – orchestra concert performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique d’Overijssel conducted by Hubert Soudant at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam * (Gaudeamuc Concert)
Jacques Bank (Netherlands, b. 1943): Fan it for orchestra (1973) [9′];
Jacques Lenot (France, b. 1945): Querimonia for violoncello and orchestra (1974) [17′] [world premiere] featuring Heinrich Schiff;
Claudio Bilucaglia (Italy, b. 1946): Sette Canzoni alla tristezza for orchestra (1973) [world premiere?].
Monday, 28 October 1974, afternoon – Radio Kammerorchester Hilversum in Hilversum
* Wolfgang von Schweinitz (West Germany, b. 1953): Opus 6;
* Burr van Nostrand (United States, b. 1945): Lunar Possession Manual for soprano, piccolo, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, double bass percussion, and optional dancer (1973) [world premiere]
Salvatore Sciarrino (Italy, b. 1947): Rondò for solo flute with 2 oboes, 2 horns, and strings (1972) [9′];
Zygmunt Krauze (Poland, b. 1938): Aus aller Welt Stammende for 10 strings (1973) [15′];
Aribert Reimann (West Germany, b. 1936): 2nd Concerto for Piano and 19 Instruments (1972) [19′] performed by Klaus Billing.
” ? Monday, 28 October 1974, evening? – Closing Event: Different ensembles play music in all of the rooms of De Doelen, Rotterdam
The following additional works had been programmed for the festival but were not performed
Yoritsune Matsudaira (Japan, b. 1907; d. 2001): Ototori, Shingen, Tone (Prelude, Interlude et Apreslude) for orchestra (1973);
E Mauricio Kagel (West Germany, b. 1931 in Argentina; d. 2008): Variationen ohne Fuge for large orchestra (1971/72) [c. 25′];
E Roger Marsh (United Kingdom [England], b. 1949): Dum’s Dream for orchestra (1973; revised 1977) [15′];
E Klaus Huber (Switzerland, b. 1924; d. 2017): Jot, oder wann kommt der Herr zurück, opera (1973) [80′];
E Girolamo Arrigo (France, b. 1930 in Italy): La cantata Hurbinek for chorus and orchestra (1970);
??? E Vinko Globokar (France, b. 1934): Souffle.
# Although it is included by Haefeli, this piece is not listed in Slonimsky’s list of repertoire for this concert.
## Haefeli does not list this program but Slonimsky does; since it is a program exclusively of Dutch composers and was performed exclusively by amateur musicians, perhaps Haefeli did not consider it part of the ISCM World New Music Days program although it is described as such in Howe’s review.
Other significant interpreters
Vocalists: Kitty Donker (Mz), Judith van Rijn, Hea Verhagen (S).
Piano: Klaus Billing, Bart Berman.
Violoncello: Michel Roche.
Flute: Raymond Delnoye.
Ensembles: Gaudeamus String Quartet, Ensemble Brass Art.
Orchestras: Radio Symphony Orchestra of Hilversum.
Conductors: Zoltán Peskó, Charles de Wolff, Paul Hupperts.
R. N. Degens, “Willem Breuker slaagt erin dodelijke ernst muziekfeest te breken,” Leydse Courant, 28 October 1974, p. 8 [available online].
Anton Haefeli, Die Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (IGNM), Ihre Geschichte von 1922 bis zur Gegenwart (Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag, 1982), pp. 534-535 [in German].
Hubert S. Howe, “The 1974 ISCM World Music Days,” Perspectives of New Music, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Autumn – Winter, 1974), pp. 227-233 [available online via JSTOR].
Nicolas Slonimsky, Music Since 1900, Sixth Edition edited by Laura Kuhn (Schirmer Reference, 2001), pp. 670-671.
(annotated by Frank J. Oteri, in progress)