March

Benjamin Yusupov Awarded the Renowned ACUM Prize 2017 for His Life‘s Work
The Israeli Performing Rights Society ACUM awards annual prizes in various categories, including classical music, entertainment music and literature. The most important prize is awarded for the ...
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Lera Auerbach’s “The Little Mermaid” at the Kennedy Center in Washington
Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale “The Little Mermaid” is not only a work of world literature, but has also meanwhile become a widely performed, world renowned ballet thanks to the ...
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German Music Authors’ Prize 2017: Lifetime Achievement Award for Sofia Gubaidulina
German Music Authors’ Prize 2017: Lifetime Achievement Award for Sofia Gubaidulina
Another major honour for Sofia Gubaidulina. On 30 March 2017, the GEMA (German Society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights) will honour the Russian composer at the ...
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90th Birthday of Mstislav Rostropovich and the Tenth Anniversary of His Death
“Music is my hobby”, Mstislav Rostropovich is once rumoured to have said in his wonderfully charming and often so cheerful manner. Rostropovich played with body and soul; he was ...
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New Ensemble Music by Marko Nikodijevic
New Ensemble Music by Marko Nikodijevic
The Serbian composer Marko Nikodijevic recently composed his new ensemble piece “dies secundus” for the Ensemble intercontemporain; the subject of this work is the second day of the ...
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“Caliban” – New Chamber Opera by Moritz Eggert
“Caliban” – New Chamber Opera by Moritz Eggert
Moritz Eggert composed the opera “Caliban” for the opera house “Opera Front” and the renowned Dutch Asko|Schönberg Ensemble; it will be given its world premiere on ...
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Alfred Schnittke’s CONCERTO GROSSO NO. 5 Given French Premiere
Alfred Schnittke’s CONCERTO GROSSO NO. 5 Given French Premiere
Towards the end of the 1980s, Alfred Schnittke had reached the zenith of his international fame. This was when his works were being more frequently performed in the USA. For example, Schnittke ...
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New York Philharmonic Performs the World Premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “NYx: Fractured Dreams”
New York Philharmonic Performs the World Premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “NYx: Fractured Dreams”
The violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who celebrated his 50th birthday on 30 October 2016, is a world-famous interpreter of Lera Auerbach’s violin works. The Russian-American composer has written her ...
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“Tremor” by Osmo Tapio Räihälä Receives World Premiere
“Tremor” by Osmo Tapio Räihälä Receives World Premiere
For ‘Music Competition for youth’ the Finish composer Osmo Tapio Räihälä wrote his new work “Tremor” for flute, clarinet and piano. Now on 15 March 2017 the work ...
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Moritz Eggert: New Version of “Consolations”
Moritz Eggert: New Version of “Consolations”
The Munich pianist and composer Moritz Eggert made a technically new revision of his 1993 solo viola piece “Consolations” for the electric viola ad lib. in 2016. “The use of effect ...
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Marius Felix Lange is nominated for the German Music Authors’ Prize 2017
GEMA in Berlin will be awarding, for the ninth time, the German Music Authors’ Prize to outstanding composers and text authors on 30 March 2017. One of the composers being honoured is ...
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