August

World Premiere: Johannes X. Schachtner’s String Quartet No. 2 at the “AMMERSEErenade”
World Premiere: Johannes X. Schachtner’s String Quartet No. 2 at the “AMMERSEErenade”
The String Quartet No. 2 “quasi una serenata” by Johannes X. Schachtner will be given at this year’s festival “AMMERSEErenade” (27.08. to 02.09.2017) on 28 August 2017 ...
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Trio No. 4 by Lera Auerbach Given World Premiere in Sion
Trio No. 4 by Lera Auerbach Given World Premiere in Sion
The Trio No. 4 for Violin, Violoncello and Piano by Lera Auerbach was commissioned by the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition in Sion, Switzerland (Concours International de Violon Tibor ...
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Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” Celebrates Premiere at the Salzburg Festival and the Theater Bremen
Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” Celebrates Premiere at the Salzburg Festival and the Theater Bremen
Dmitri Shostakovich’s four-act opera “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” will be given its premiere on 2 August 2017 at the Salzburg Festival (21 July-30 August 2017) at the ...
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New Ensemble Music by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
New Ensemble Music by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
Franghiz Ali-Zadeh has been named ‘Composer in Residence’ at this year’s festival “Musique de Chambre à Giverny”. The anxiously awaited world premiere of her work “Les nymphéas – ...
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Recording by Simone Lamsma of Violin Concertos by Shostakovich and Gubaidulina
Recording by Simone Lamsma of Violin Concertos by Shostakovich and Gubaidulina
The First Violin Concerto, Op. 77 by Dmitri Shostakovich has depressive as well as downright cheeky, grotesque traits. Depression and longing, aggression and rebelliousness are found almost side ...
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Swiss Premiere of Triple Concerto by Sofia Gubaidulina
Swiss Premiere of Triple Concerto by Sofia Gubaidulina
In early 2017 the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina completed her Triple Concerto for violin, violoncello, bayan and orchestra for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, the NDR Radio ...
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Ukrainian Premiere of Lera Auerbach's
Ukrainian Premiere of Lera Auerbach's
The "Suite concertante" for violin, piano and strings by Lera Auerbach was composed in 2001 on the occasion of the 20th jubilee of the Lockenhaus Festival, where the work was premiered by ...
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Bruckner Orchestra Linz Performs Austrian Premiere of “FLUCHT” by Ruzicka
Bruckner Orchestra Linz Performs Austrian Premiere of “FLUCHT” by Ruzicka
At the concert entitled “Carte blanche à Peter Ruzicka” on 19 October 2017 at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Peter Ruzicka’s “FLUCHT: Six passages for orchestra” will ...
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European Premiere of Auerbach’s “NYx: Fractured Dreams”
European Premiere of Auerbach’s “NYx: Fractured Dreams”
The world premiere of Lera Auerbach’s 4th Violin Concerto “NYx: Fractured Dreams” was given in New York on 1 March 2017 by the violinist Leonidas Kavakos on the occasion of his 50th ...
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Two Concert Highlights with Works by Johannes X. Schachtner in September 2017
Two Concert Highlights with Works by Johannes X. Schachtner in September 2017
The German premiere of Johannes X. Schachtner’s “Pacifico” (Hymn for piano four hands) will be given in Munich on 20 September 2017. The composer comments ...
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New Chamber Music Compositions by Mahnkopf, Neurath and Harneit at the Gewandhaus Leipzig
New Chamber Music Compositions by Mahnkopf, Neurath and Harneit at the Gewandhaus Leipzig
Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf’s “Vierte Kammersymphonie” (Fourth Chamber Symphony) for chamber orchestra was composed in 2013/14 in response to a commission from the Leipzig Sinfonietta ...
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Sofia Gubaidulina: Composer in Residence at the Festival “Klangspuren Schwaz”
Sofia Gubaidulina: Composer in Residence at the Festival “Klangspuren Schwaz”
The Austrian premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s concerto for percussion ensemble and orchestra entitled “Glorious Percussion” will be presented at the opening concert on 7 September ...
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“Stream” – New String Orchestral Work by Osmo Tapio Räihälä
“Stream” – New String Orchestral Work by Osmo Tapio Räihälä
The world premiere of Osmo Tapio Räihälä’s “Stream” for string orchestra will be given on 14 September 2017 at the ‘Kuhmo-talo’ (Kuhmo Arts Centre) ...
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Katia Tchemberdji Composer-in-Residence at CLASSIX Kempten 2017
Katia Tchemberdji will be composer-in-residence at the CLASSIK Kempten 2017, the annual chamber music festival whose artistic director is the pianist Oliver Triendl. This year’s festival in the ...
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“Gullivers Reise” by Gerald Resch Given Premiere at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein
“Gullivers Reise” by Gerald Resch Given Premiere at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein
In 2016 the Austrian composer Gerald Resch completed his family opera “Gullivers Reise” (Gulliver’s Travel), freely adapted from Jonathan Swift’s world classic. He was ...
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Wenchen QIN: “The Cloud River” Given World Premiere at the Warsaw Autumn
Wenchen QIN: “The Cloud River” Given World Premiere at the Warsaw Autumn
The Chinese composer Wenchen Qin recently composed his new work “The Cloud River” for sheng and orchestra for the festival Warsaw Autumn (15-23 September 2017). It will be given its world ...
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ECHO Klassik 2017 for Recordings of Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Gubaidulina
ECHO Klassik 2017 for Recordings of Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Gubaidulina
The prize winners of the ECHO KLASSIK 2017 were announced on 27 July 2017. This year the coveted German prize was again awarded to numerous recordings of works from the catalogues of the ...
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