1980 Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Beersheba, Kibbutz Shefayim

Jun 29, 1980 – Jul 5, 1980
Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Beersheba, Kibbuz Shefayim

Festival info

Start: Jun 29, 1980

End: Jul 5, 1980

Locations: Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Beersheba, Kibbuz Shefayim

Hosting member(s)

Programme information

Jury

Lukas Foss
Cristóbal Halffter
Roman Haubenstock-Ramati
François-Bernard Mâche
Ben-Zion Orgad
Nigel Osborne
Joan Franks Williams

Concerts

Sunday, 29 June 1980 – chamber music concert in Jerusalem
Daniel Börtz (Sweden, b. 1943): Dialogo 3 for two pianos  (1978) [6′]
Jonathan D. Kramer (United States, b. 1942; d. 2004): Renascence for clarinet and tape (1974) [11′]
Erik Höjsgaard (Denmark, b. 1954): The Sunflower for string quartet (1978) [5′]
Jukka Tiensuu (Finland, b. 1948): Aspro for clarinet, trombone, violoncello, and piano (1975) [12′]
Bronislaw Przybylski (Poland, b. 1941; d. 2011): Arnold Schönberg in Memoriam for string quartet (1977) [5′]
José Lópes e Silva (Portugal, b. 1937; d. 2019): Epígono I for solo guitar with amplification (1978)
Theo Loevendie (Netherlands, b. 1930): Strides for solo piano (1976) [8′]
Mark Kopytman (Israel, b. 1929; d. 2011): About an Old Tune for piano quartet (1977) [12′]

DATE? * Ethnomusicological Concert: music from various Israeli communities

Monday, 30 June 1980 – choral concert featuring the Schola Cantorum Stuttgart in Jerusalem
Mayako Kubo (Japan, b. 1947; now in Germany): Yogi (1979) [12′] [world premiere]
Leon Schidlowsky (Israel, b. 1931 in Chile): Requiem for 12 voices (1968) [12′]
* Cristóbal Halffter (Spain, b. 1930; d. 2021): Jarchas de Dolor de Ausencia [Solace in the Sadness of Absence] for 12 voices with finger cymbals (1979) [25′] [world premiere]
Hans Ulrich Lehmann (Switzerland, b. 1937; d. 2013): Motetus paraburi [text: Kurt Marti] for mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone (1977-78) [14′]
Mauricio Kagel (Germany, b. 1931 in Argentina; d. 2008): Chorbuch for chorus, piano, and harmonium (1975-78) [duration variable]

Tuesday, 1 July 1980, afternoon – chamber music concert in Jerusalem
Brian Fennelly (United States, b. 1937; d. 2015): Scintilla Prisca for violoncello and piano (1979) [15′]
Gérard Garcin (France, b. 1947): 2+2+2+2 for two flutes, two clarinets, two violas, and two violoncellos
Franklin Gyselynck (Belgium [Flanders], b. 1950; d. 2020): String Quartet (1,2, or 3?)
Norman Dinerstein (United States, b. 1937; d. 1982): Zalmen, Madness of God for unaccompanied violin (1975)
Hans-Joachim Hespos (West Germany, b. 1938): Koss for brass quintet (1980) [12′] [world premiere]

Tuesday, 1 July 1980, evening – orchestral music concert in Jerusalem
Thomas Pernes (Austria, b. 1956; d. 2018): Concerto (1979/80) [18′] [world premiere]
György Ligeti (Austria, b. 1923 in Hungary (now Romania); d. 2006): Violoncello Concerto (1966) [15′] (see Haefeli ‘6’)
Franco Donatoni (Italy, b. 1927; d. 2000): Portrait for harpsichord and orchestra (1977) [19′]
Tzvi Avni (Israel, b. 1927 in Germany): Programme Music (1980) [18′]

Wednesday, 2 July 1980, afternoon – electroacoustic music concert in Tel Aviv
Lars-Gunnar Bodin (Sweden, b. 1935; d. 2021): Clouds (1972-76)
Beatriz Ferreyra (France, b. 1937 in Argentina): Echos (1978) [9′]
” Mike Shadowsky (Israel): Return to Clarity
Denis Smalley (United Kingdom [England], b. 1946 in New Zealand): The Pulses of Time (1979) [20′]
Marja Vesterinen (Finland): Half-Synthetic Boxtrot
Klaus Röder (Germany, b. 1948): Mr. Frankenstein’s Babies (1979) [11′]

Wednesday, 2 July 1980, early evening – chamber music concert in Tel Aviv
Gabriel Iranyi (Israel, b. 1946 in Romania): Solstice for clarinet, violin, violoncello, and electronics (1978) [10′]
Tristan Murail (France, b. 1947): Territoires de l’oubli [Territories of Oblivion] for piano (1977) [25′]
Sukhi Kang (South Korea, b. 1934; d. 2020): Metamorphosen for flute and string quartet (1976) [14′]
Hjálmar H. Ragnarsson (Iceland, b. 1952): Four Songs to Icelandic Poems for contralto, flute, violoncello, and piano (1979)
Michel Decoust (France, b. 1936): Iambe for 14 instruments (1976) [14′]
Attila Bozay (Hungary, b. 1939; d. 1999): String Quartet No. 2 (1971) [18′]
Francisco Estévez (Spain, b. 1945 in Western Sahara): Homenaje a Marcel Duchamp for flute and guitar (1979) [7′]
Jacques Bank (Netherlands, b. 1943): Mesmerized for mezzo-soprano and seven instruments (1977 rev 1980) [22′]

Wednesday, 2 July 1980, late evening – chamber music concert in Tel Aviv
Anneli Arho (Finland, b. 1951): Minos for harpsichord (1978)
Lars Sandberg (Sweden, b. 1955): Fall for violoncello, trombone, and piano [9′]
Poul Ruders (Denmark, b. 1949): Wind Drumming for wind quintet and four percussionists (1979) [12′]
Dan Lustgarten (Israel, b. Romania): Psalm 117 for solo double-bass
Gilles Tremblay (Canada, b. 1932; d. 2017): Oralléluiants for soprano, bass clarinet, horn, 2 percussionists, and 3 contrabasses (1975) [25′]

DATE? Presentation of The Youth Project: Contemporary Music and School

Thursday, 3 July 1980 – chamber orchestra concert in Beersheba
” Maurice Benhamou (France, b. 1936): Hael for violin and ensemble [world premiere]
Sandro Gorli (Italy, b. 1948):On a Delphic Reed for solo oboe and 17 instruments (1979) [16′]
Geert van Keulen (Netherlands, b. 1943): Cors et Cordes for basset horn, two English horns, two French horns, strings, and harpsichord (1978) [9′]
Klaus Huber (Switzerland, b. 1924; d. 2017): Ohne Grenze und Rand for solo viola and small orchestra (1976/77) [13′]
Jorge Antunes (Brazil, b. 1942): Elegia Violeta para Monsenhor Romero for children’s chorus and piano (1980) [21′] [world premiere]

Saturday, 5 July 1980, evening – chamber orchestra concert at the Kibbutz Shefayim
Armando Gentiluzzi (Italy, b. 1939; d. 1989): Mensurale for strings
Emilio Mendoza (Venezuela, b. 1953): Sexteto for winds (1979)
Kamilló Lendvay (Hungary, b. 1928; d. 2016): Expressions for strings (1974) [11′]
Fernand Vandenbogaerde (France): Jeu de Cordes
” Shlomo Yoffe (b. Poland): What Name Shall I Call? for soprano and chamber ensemble
Stefan Niculescu (Romania): Ison I for 14 wind instruments

The following additional works were scheduled but were not performed:
*Iannis Xenakis (France/Greece): Jonchaies for orchestra
Yoshio Hachimura (Japan): The Logic of Distraction for orchestra
Ivo Malec (Yugoslavia): Arco 11
Marek Kopelent (Israel): Vacillatper meus for chorus
Giuseppe Sinopoli (Italy): Requiem Hashshirim
William Brooks (United States): Vier Madrigale
Yoritsune Matsudaira (Japan): Variations d’apres trois mouvements de la danse sacree
E Otto Ketting (Netherlands): Symphonie for Saxophone and Orchestra
E Ole Lützow-Holz: Dyanima
E Edward Pallasz: Symphony 1976
Hifumi Shimoyama (Japan): Saikyo for orchestra

Significant interpreters

Singers: Gila Yaron, Adi Etzion-Zak (S.), Emilie Berendsen (Mezzos.), Mira Zakai (A).
Pianists: Alan Sternfeld, Michael Bugoslawski, Sarah Fuxson-Heyman, Bart Berman, Zmira Lutsky, Milka Laks, Mariuga Lisboa Antunes.
Harpsichord: Elisabeth Chojnacka, Jukka Tiensuu.
Guitar: Jose A. Lopes e Silva, Costin Canellis-Olier.
Strings: Moti Shmit, Yigal Tuneh (VI.), Gad Levertov (Va.), Nina Flayer, Uzi Wiesel, Marcel Bergman (Vc), Teddy Kling (Kb.).
Winds: Wendy Eisler-Kashi, Michael Melzer (Fl.), Merril Greenberg, George Haas (Ob.), Alan Tchaikov, Philip Rehfeldt, Israel Zohar (Clar.), Yossi Rabin (Hn.), Micha Davis (tbn).
Percussion: Kenneth Krohn, Ronald Horner, Eitan Shapira.
Ensembles: Israel Streichquartett, Trio Exvoco, Jerusalem Bl.quintett, Hamburger Streichquartett.
Choruses: Schola Cantorum Stuttgart, Kinderchor des Kibbuz Hatzerim.
Orchestras: Jerusalem Symph. Orch., Israel Sinfonietta Beersheba, Kibbuz Kamm.orch.
Conductors: Clytus Gottwald, Juan Pablo Izquierdo, Joan Franks Williams, Mendi Rodan, Noam Sheriff.

Sources

Anton Haefeli, Die Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (IGNM), Ihre Geschichte von 1922 bis zur Gegenwart (Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag, 1982), pp. 540-541.

Nicolas Slonimsky, Music Since 1900, Sixth Edition edited by Laura Kuhn (Schirmer Reference, 2001), pp. 703-704.

(annotated by Frank J. Oteri, in progress)

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