April 2020

Sofia Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto and its Icelandic premiere in Reykjavik
The Latvian violinist Baiba Skride, Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh and Swiss bayanist Elsbeth Moser premiered Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto for Violin, Violoncello, Bayan and Orchestra in Boston...
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Sofia Gubaidulina’s “Fairy Tale Poem” for orchestra to be first performed in Sweden
Sofia Gubaidulina’s “Fairy Tale Poem” for orchestra to be first performed in Sweden
Sofia Gubaidulina’s 1971 "Fairy Tale Poem" is the music for a radio programme for children based on the fairy tale "The Little Piece of Chalk" by the Czech writer Mazourek.
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World premiere of Lera Auerbach’s String Quartet No. 9 “Thanksgiving”
World premiere of Lera Auerbach’s String Quartet No. 9 “Thanksgiving”
Lera Auerbach dedicates her String Quartet No. 9 to the anniversary celebrant of 2020, Ludwig van Beethoven. The composer bases the work on the 3rd movement from Beethoven’s 15th String Quartet...
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Philadelphia: US premier of Elena Firsova’s Shostakovich homage “Garden of Dreams”
Elena Firsova’s orchestral work “Garden of Dreams. Homage à Dmitri Shostakovich” was premiered for a Shostakovich concert series in 2006 by the Concertgebouworkest in...
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Russian composer Alexander Wustin has died of a coronavirus infection
Russian composer Alexander Wustin has died of a coronavirus infection
On 19 April 2020, shortly before his 77th birthday, the Russian composer Alexander Wustin (born 24 April 1943) died of a coronavirus infection. His son also infected with the coronavirus, has also ...
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Dmitry Smirnov died on April 9, 2020 of a coronavirus infection
Dmitry Smirnov died on April 9, 2020 of a coronavirus infection
In the afternoon of April 9, 2020, the Russian composer Dmitry Smirnov died at the age of 71 from the consequences of his corona disease. He is survived by his wife, the Russian composer Elena ...
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The Ukrainian composer Vladimir Tarnopolski will be 65
The Ukrainian composer Vladimir Tarnopolski will be 65
The composer Vladimir Tarnopolski, who hails from the Ukraine, celebrates his 65th birthday on 30 April 2020. He graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. His teachers were Nikolai...
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Canceled for now: Schachtner's “Fra amici II” for dulcimer and piano is to be premiered in Isny/Allgäu
Canceled for now: Schachtner's “Fra amici II” for dulcimer and piano is to be premiered in Isny/Allgäu
Canceled for now:
In Isny im Allgäu on 24 April 2020, dulcimer virtuoso Komale Akakpo and pianist Lauriane Follonier will perform “Fra amici II” for dulcimer and piano by Johannes X. Schachtner for...
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Unfortunately canceled due to the Corona Crisis: The String Quartet No. 3 “at anchor“ by Johannes X. Schachtner in Munich
Unfortunately canceled due to the Corona Crisis: The String Quartet No. 3 “at anchor“ by Johannes X. Schachtner in Munich
Johannes X Schachtner has presented three string quartets to date. His first compositional encounter with this challenging genre took place in 2008, while still a student. He composed a...
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Canceled: Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s “The Wrath of God” for orchestra in Salzburg
Canceled: Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s “The Wrath of God” for orchestra in Salzburg
Due to the corona virus crisis, this premiere has unfortunately been canceled.
The orchestral work “Der Zorn Gottes” (The Wrath of God) by Sofia Gubaidulina, planned for premiere on 6 April 2020...
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Postponed indefinitely: World Premiere of Marko Nikodijevic's “7 Deaths of Maria Callas” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich
Postponed indefinitely: World Premiere of Marko Nikodijevic's “7 Deaths of Maria Callas” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich
The planned world premiere of Marko Nikodijevics spectacular opera project “7 Deaths of Maria Callas” on April 11 will be postponed indefinitely ...
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The 50th anniversary of the death of Paul Celan and the setting of text to music by Ruzicka and Müller-Wieland
50 years ago, the poet Paul Celan died. He took his own life on April 20, 1970 in his adopted hometown of Paris. Celan (born, 23 November 1920) came from Bukovina, Romania where he experienced ...
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Alfred Schnittke‘s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Eckart Runge in the Bestenliste 4/2020 of the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 4/2020
Alfred Schnittke‘s Cello Concerto No. 1 with Eckart Runge in the Bestenliste 4/2020 of the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 4/2020
The Capriccio CD “Transitions” (Capriccio C5362) with the recording of Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto No. 1 for Violoncello and Orchestra in the category ‘Orchestral Music and Concerts’ has just been...
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