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Premiere of Moritz Eggert's The Last Days of V.I.R.U.S. at the Theatre Mnster

On November 19, 2020, Theatre Mnster are to stage this entertaining play with a new production by Ulrich Peters. »…

Reduced version of Mieczysław Weinberg's opera Congratulations! in Dsseldorf

On 29 October 2020 Mieczysław Weinbergs opera "Congratulations! is to be premiered at the Deutschen Oper am Rhein Dsseldorf. »…

Premiere of Johannes X. Schachtners String Quartet No. 3 vor Anker (At Anchor) featuring the Zentaur Quartet

On 2 November 2020, the Zentaur Quartet is to perform the world premiere of String Quartet No. 3 vor Anker in Munich. »…

Sofia Gubaidulina receives Medal of the Republic of Tatarstan

On October 24, 2020, on the occasion of her 89th birthday, the composer Sofia Gubaidulina was awarded the Medal of the Republic of Tatarstan ... »…

Les Humphries Singers: New Mexico-Remix

In August, Les Humphries, the leader of the legendary group The Les Humphries Singers, would have been 80 years old ... »…

Oscillation by Ferran Cruixent a spectacular world premiere at the theatre in Heidelberg

The ballet, like any large ensemble, such as choirs and orchestras, is also affected by the restricted conditions caused by the coronavirus epidemic. Many theatres have drawn consequences from this... »…

Finnish first performance of the joint composition Trout by Cruixent, Resch, Schachtner, Lazić and Rihl

The joint composition Trout is to have its Finnish premiere on 25 October 2020 in Helsinki as part of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra's chamber music series. »…

Dejan Lazić releases an arrangement of the Rondo concertante KV 333 by Mozart on CD

The arrangement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Rondo concertante, based on a movement from the Piano Sonata in B flat major KV 333, was premiered in San Diego on 23 June 2018. »…

Reduced version of Grigori Frids The Diary of Anne Frank premieres in Gera

The frequently staged opera The Diary of Anne Frank by Grigori Frid is to premiere on 17 October 2020 at the Theater Altenburg Gera in the composers reduced version for soprano and nine... »…

World Premiere of Johannes X. Schachtners Chamber Music No. 5: ... ex machina for horn in F, piano and organ in Nurnberg

It was commissioned by the Pegnitzschfer Klangkonzepte, who will premiere the work on 18 October 2020 in Nuremberg »…

Carmen in a reduced instrumentation Bizets masterpiece in Marius Felix Langes chamber version

The Corona period has brought unexpected work adaptations with it, especially for theatres and opera houses, which have to become accustomed to limited performance conditions. »…

Portrait Concert in Honour of Elena Firsovas 70th Birthday in Duisburg

A portrait concert is to be held in the opera foyer of the Duisburg Theatre on 18 October 2020 at 11 a.m. to mark the 70th birthday of Elena Firsova. »…

Jri Reinvere will receive the Prize of Cultural Endowment of Estonia on October 2, 2020

The Estonian composer Jri Reinvere, born in 1971, will be awarded the prestigious prize of Cultural Endowment of Estonia on October 2, 2020 for works that were created in 2019. »…

The Grzenich Orchestra Cologne with Sergei Taneyevs John of Damascus op. 1 at Oehms classics

On 19 June 2020 we commemorated the 105th anniversary of the death of Sergei Taneyev. »…

50th anniversary of the death of composer Hans Poser

Hans Poser was born on 8 October 1917 in Tannenbergsthal (Vogtland). He died on 1 October 1970 at the age of 52. We are commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death this year. »…

Continuation of a successful cooperation: Rolf Zuckowski and Concord extend their partnership

Rolf Zuckowski has extended his contract with the Sikorski Music Publishers acquired by Concord in 2019. »…

Classics orchestral suites by Prokofiev and Khachaturian under Dmitri Kitajenkos baton at OehmsClassics

On a double CD the Munich label OehmsClassics has released recordings of Sergei Prokofievs Summer Night op. 123 and the Scythian Suite op. 20 as well as Aram Khachaturians Masquerade or... »…

The press on the Munich premiere of the opera 7 Deaths of Maria Callas

Callas is indeed Arisen reads the Sddeutsche Zeitung's headline for its review of the premiere of the eagerly awaited opera project "7 Deaths of Maria Callas" ... »…

Jri Reinveres Saxophone Quartet A-O to be premiered at the Estonian Music Days 2020

The world premiere of Jri Reinveres new saxophone quartet A-O was postponed from spring to autumn due to the coronavirus crisis ... »…

The great Estonian composer Arvo Prt turns 85

On 11 September 2020, the Estonian composer Arvo Prt will celebrate his 85th birthday. »…

World premiere recording of the German version of Weinberg's opera Wir gratulieren! (We congratulate!) by Oehms classics

The enigmatic and cheerful two-act opera Wir gratulieren! (We congratulate!) by Mieczysław Weinberg, based on the play Mazl tov" by Scholem Alejchem, was composed between 1975 and 1982. »…

Susanne Kessel presents the new piano composition MADEAM by Johannes X. Schachtner in Bonn for the world premiere

The new piano work MADEAM is dedicated to the Bonn pianist Susanne Kessel, who commissioned the work for her project 250 Piano Pieces for Beethoven. »…

German premiere of the revised version of Gubaidulina's piano concerto Introitus in Leipzig

The Gewandhaus Orchestra and soloist Alice Di Piazza will be giving the German premiere of this version under the baton of Michael Sanderling in Leipzig on 23 September 2020. »…

Discovered after Schnittke's death: First performance of Alfred Schnittke's Variations for string quartet in Bern

In 2000, the Russian cellist and friend of the Russian composer Alfred Schnittke Alexander Ivashkin, who died in Hamburg in 1998, gave the Sikorski music publisher a copy of a manuscript of... »…

Johannes X. Schachtner's orchestral work Intonation (... sans mesur) is to be premiered in Passau

This work will be premiered by the Beethoven Philharmonic Orchestra under Thomas Rsler on September 11, 2020 at the opening of the Festival. »…

Alina Ibragimova and Vladimir Jurowski with a new recording of Shostakovichs violin concertos

In a television portrait on the Bavarian TV programme KlickKlack on 19 May 2020, violinist Alina Ibragimova spoke about her feelings during the new recording. »…

World Premiere of Marko Nikodijevic's 7 Deaths of Maria Callas at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich

Why interpretations by probably the most legendary opera diva of the 20th century sound so uniquely stirring can hardly be described in words. »…

In memory of Giya Kancheli on his 85th birthday

On 10 August 2020, the Georgian composer Giya Kancheli would have been 85. He died of heart failure in his hometown of Tbilisi on 2 October 2019. »…

World premiere of the Prologue by Sofia Gubaidulina postponed to June 2021

The Gewandhausorchester has now postponed the premiere until 24/25/27 June 2021 in Leipzig. »…

World premiere and German first performance of Gerald Reschs String Quartet No. 3 attacca

In the Beethoven anniversary year, Austrian composer Gerald Resch has once again turned his attention to the string quartet genre. »…

Sikorski Magazine 2 2020

The first issue of our Sikorski Magazine in a completely new design has arrived! Exclusively and interestingly our composers talk about the coronavirus crisis. »…

Works for solo instruments and chamber orchestra / strings / ensemble

Here you will also find works for unusual solo instruments such as oud, zheng and sheng, electric guitar or jazz trio and small orchestras or ensembles. »…

Works for voice and chamber orchestra / strings / ensemble

Texts from all over the world, from Shakespeare, Poe, Petrarca to Rilke, Willemsen or ancient Chinese poems, have inspired our composers. »…

Works for Ensemble

The variety of instrumental timbres in the ensemble music of our composers from all over the world is unlimited. »…

Works for chamber orchestra

Almost all works for chamber orchestras from our catalogs have an extra-musical title. »…

Galina Ustvolskaya Grand Duet for double bass and piano

The Grand Duet for Violoncello and Piano, which demonstrates the ascetic expression of Galina Ustvolskaya's musical language, was first performed in 1977 in what was then known as Leningrad. »…

Daniel Smutny publishes essay

Daniel Smutny has published a Phenomenological view of digitalized sampling from a compositional perspective. »…

Denis Matsuev has brilliantly performed and recorded Alfred Schnittke's and Dmitri Shostakovich's piano concertos

The Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has recorded two of the most interesting and popular Russian piano concertos of the 20th century... »…

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... »…

The Edison Denisov Society was created in Paris

Katia Desgraupes-Denisov, the daughter of the Russian composer Edison Denisov, who died in 1996, informs about the founding of an Edison Denisov Society in Paris »…

Mariss Janson's recording of Dmitri Shostakowichs 10th symphony in the best list of the German Record Critics Prize

In the current best list of the German Record Critics Award from February 2020, the recording of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 ... »…

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1Oth Anniversary of the death of Rudolf Barshai

The great Russian conductor and violist died on 2 November 2010 at the age of 86. »…

Gubaidulinas Fairy tale poem in Stavanger The Wrath of God, viola concert and Voices... fall silent... in Vienna

In Stavanger, the Stavanger Symfoniorkester conducted by Andris Poga is to present the Norwegian premiere of Sofia Gubaidulinas multi-coloured Fairy tale poem for orchestra on 29 October 2020. »…

The word sun in 27 languages - Italian premiere of Giya Kanchelis Lulling the Sun

The distinctive work, in which the Georgian composer sounds the word sun in 27 languages, is to receive its Italian premiere in Rome on 29 October 2020. »…

120th birthday of the composer Harald Bhmelt

The German composer and bandmaster achieved great fame with his film music and hits in the middle of the 20th century. »…

Ballet in Leipzig and Antwerp with dances of works by Galina Ustvolskaya

The new ballet Solitude by Mario Schrder will premiere at the Leipzig Ballet on 16 October 2020. »…

Lotar Olias: 30th anniversary of the death of the composer of unforgotten evergreens

His evergreens from the 1920s to the 1960s dominated the light music scene in the 20th century and are still relevant today. »…

Theatre director Evgeny Titov stages Shostakovichs Lady Macbeth of Mzensk in Wiesbaden

On 2 October 2020, Dmitri Shostakovich's opera Lady Macbeth of Mzensk is to have its premiere at the Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden. »…

Article on the New piano works by Dmitri Shostakovich in Piano News 5 2020

The author Marco Frei has published a highly readable article in the current issue of the trade journal Piano News (5 2020) »…

The Cracow Singers perform the Polish premiere of Lera Auerbachs Goetia. 72 - In umbra lucis

Now the frequently-performed work Goetia. 72 - In umbra lucis for choir and string quartet by Lera Auerbach, which has been premiered ... »…

The Slovenian premiere of the Four Song Melodies (... without words) for solo guitar by Johannes X. Schachtner

Johannes X. Schachtner wrote the solo guitar piece Three Song Melodies in 2018 and later added a fourth movement (Pietoso) to the work at the request of the Augsburg guitarist ... »…

Shostakovichs 7th symphony Leningrader will be performed with a full orchestra in Brandenburg

At the time of the corona pandemic, it is already worth reporting if a large symphony is performed if all protective measures are observed. »…

100th Birthday of Alexander Lokshin

Alexander Lokshin was born on 19 September 1920 in Biysk on the northern edge of the Central Asian Altai Mountains. »…

Experience Marko Nikodijevics 7 Deaths of Maria Callas as a live stream

The spectacular work will be available on September 5 at 6:30 pm as a free live stream. »…

75th birthday of Anatolijus Senderovas

We are commemorating his 75th birthday on 21 August 2020. »…

Premiere of a new Lady Macbeth of Mzensk in Wiesbaden

On 2 October 2020 Dmitri Shostakovichs opera will have its premiere at the Wiesbaden State Theatre. »…

70th anniversary of the death of Nikolai Myaskowsky

On August 8, 2020 we are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the death of Nikolai Myaskovsky, whose fascinating music also influenced some of his famous students. »…

90th birthday anniversary of the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis

The Estonian composer Veljo Tormis was born in Kuusalu on August 7, 1930. We commemorate his 90th birthday on August 7, 2020. »…

The 50th anniversary of the death of Paul Celan and the setting of text to music by Ruzicka and Mller-Wieland

He took his own life on April 20, 1970 in his adopted hometown of Paris. »…

Elizabeth Wilson in an interview with the taz about Dmitri Shostakovich

Elizabeth Wilson, the British cellist and student of the Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, is a passionate interpreter of works by Dmitri Shostakovich ... »…

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