THE BERNHARD SUITE

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A “translation” of the work of Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard into music.


Composition for string orchestra and piano (with The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell). Premiere in Heilbronn, Germany, performed by Wurttemburg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn and soloist Anna Zassimova, conducted by Ruben Gazarian. This was followed by a performance at Cadogan Hall, London under the baton of Fawsi Haimor, at a “translations” event at which Donen also premiered Poems After Lorca.