May 2021

Former Sikorski publishing director Jürgen Köchel has passed away
Former Sikorski publishing director Jürgen Köchel has passed away
On 4 May 2021, former Sikorski publishing director Jürgen Köchel passed away at the age of 95 in his adopted home of Bochum.
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100th birthday of Edvard Mirzoyan
Born in Gori on 12 May 1921, Edvard Mirzoyan was stylistically inspired by the great Russian composers Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich but combined this with the influences of his Armenian...
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50th anniversary of the death of Hans Carste
50th anniversary of the death of Hans Carste
Born on 5 September 1909 in Lower Austria, Hans Carste had initially begun studying political science and economics in Vienna in 1927, but quickly realised his musical talent was pushing him in a...
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Augsburg Live Streaming of Gubaidulina’s “Reflections on the Theme B-A-C-H” on 8 May 2021
Augsburg Live Streaming of Gubaidulina’s “Reflections on the Theme B-A-C-H” on 8 May 2021
The Augsburg State Theatre presents contemporary music of the past three decades in the impressive ambience of the Augsburg State Textile and Industrial Museum (tim).
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Saarbrücken “Mouvements” Matinee with Peter Ruzicka’s MNEMOSYNE and AULODIE
Saarbrücken “Mouvements” Matinee with Peter Ruzicka’s MNEMOSYNE and AULODIE
The 6th Saarbrücken Matinée of the “Mouvements” series with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie on 9 May 2021 at 11 a.m. is dedicated to two works by Peter Ruzicka and Arnold Schönberg’s work...
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75th birthday of Drafi Deutscher
Berlin-born Drafi Deutscher wrote pop history. His songs “Milk and Sugar”, “Pierre der Clochard” or “Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht” (Marble, Stone and Iron Break) however, have written music...
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Grigori Frid’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” as a film premiere at the Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe
Grigori Frid’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” as a film premiere at the Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe
“Actually, youth is much, much lonelier than old age. The old have their opinions and don’t need to waver, because they know where things are going in life. (...)
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Salzburg: The ballet “Anna Karenina” with music by Lera Auerbach, Alfred Schnittke and Dmitri Shostakovich
Salzburg: The ballet “Anna Karenina” with music by Lera Auerbach, Alfred Schnittke and Dmitri Shostakovich
After the dark, drama of jealousy “Othello” and the celebrated interpretation of the young lovers’ tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”, ...
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Deutschlandfunk broadcast featuring four works by Xiaoyong Chen
Deutschlandfunk broadcast featuring four works by Xiaoyong Chen
On Deutschlandfunk, Chen's ensemble works “Qian & Yan” for mixed ensemble, “Speechlessness, Clearness and Ease” ...
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RBB Kultur broadcasts interviews with Peter Ruzicka and recordings from recent years
RBB Kultur broadcasts interviews with Peter Ruzicka and recordings from recent years
The journalist Margarete Zander and Peter Ruzicka produced a one-hour program for RBB Kultur, in which newer recordings in particular are presented and commented on in an interview ...
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Estonian composer Ester Mägi passes away at the age of 99 on 14 May 2021
On 10 January 2021, the Estonian symphonist and gifted chamber music composer Ester Mägi was celebrated by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of her 99th birthday. ...
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Phenomenal Stream of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fantasy on the Theme S-H-E-A at the Hamburg Music Festival
Phenomenal Stream of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fantasy on the Theme S-H-E-A at the Hamburg Music Festival
The piano duo Shalamov had already made a video recording of their German premiere performance of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fantasy on the Theme S-H-E-A in the Small Hall of the Elbphilharmonie on 7...
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Opera Award 2021 for Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” in Birmingham
Opera Award 2021 for Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” in Birmingham
Graham Vick’s stirring production of Dmitri Shostakovich’s opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk”, presented by the Birmingham Opera Company, has been awarded the “Opera Award 2021”. ...
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Italian premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “Diabellical Waltz” with Rudolf Buchbinder
Italian premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “Diabellical Waltz” with Rudolf Buchbinder
Due to corona, the planned international premieres of Rudolf Buchbinder’s ambitious project “Diabelli 2020” could only be realised, to a limited extent, after the premiere in March 2020. ...
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20th anniversary of the death of Nikolai Korndorf
Nikolai Korndorf Nikolai Korndorf was born in Moscow on 23 January 1947. Like many composers of his generation, such as Alfred Schnittke and Sofia Gubaidulina (both of whom had emigrated to...
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Gerald Resch’s 3rd string quartet “attacca” released on CD
Gerald Resch’s 3rd string quartet “attacca” released on CD
The Aris Quartet has released the world premiere recording of Gerald Resch’s string quartet No. 3 “attacca” ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis
The consequences of the coronavirus crisis move us all. We have asked our composers how these months and weeks affect their artistic work. What they answer will be published progressively in this...
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