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Gennady Rozhdestvenskys 90th Birthday and his arrangements of works by Schnittke, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

On 16 June 2018, Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky died in Moscow at the age of 87. »…

Pietari Inkinens brilliant recording of Prokofievs Symphonies

No. 3 and 6 with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie - The recordings of Sergei Prokofievs Symphonies No. 3 and No. 6 by ... »…

Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 op. 103 on SWR Classic

In Symphonies No. 2, No. 11 and No. 12, Dmitri Shostakovich explicitly contemplated his countrys revolutionary past. »…

Quintet works by Grigori Frid released on CD by Capriccio

A CD featuring two quintet works by Grigori Frid (1919-1998) has just been released on the Capriccio label. »…

Szczecin ballet premiere of Ludwig Minkus Don Quixote

Making a virtue out of necessity, the Opera in Szczecin Castle is to present its new ballet production of Don Quixote ... »…

KlangART Vision 2021 music festival with music by Ustvolskaya and Shostakovich

From 10 April to 23 May 2021KlangART-Vision is presenting sensational concerts. Making us aware of the cultural wealth of our society is an inspiring concern, write the makers. »…

Frederick Ashtons legendary choreography of Sergei Prokofievs Cinderella on DVD at Opus Arte

There are countless choreographies of Sergei Prokofievs legendary ballet classic Cinderella. »…

New piano works by Krzysztof Meyer: Martin Szlezer with world premiere of the Fantasy for piano

Over the last four years Polish composer, pianist and music theorist Krzysztof Meyer has turned increasingly to piano music. »…

The Russian violinist Mark Lubotsky is dead

Sikorski Publishers mourn the death of the great Russian violin virtuoso Mark Lubotsky, who died in Hamburg on 13 March 2021 at the age of 89. »…

For Sergei Prokofievs 130th birthday on 23 April 2021

The music of Sergei Prokofiev is world repertoire. Whether it is the great ballet music for Romeo and Juliet or ... »…

Clare Hammonds impressive new recording

Clare Hammonds new piano album Variations deals with the most diverse forms of variations by 20th century composer. »…

90th birthday of Lithuanian composer Vytautas Barkauskas

On 25 March 2021 we are commemorating the 90th birthday of Vytautas Barkauskas. Barkauskas was born on 25 March 1931 in Kaunas ... »…

Cellist Christina Meiner with first recording of Gubaidulinas From the Visions of Hildegard of Bingen

The cellist Christina Meiner has released a double album exclusively with first recordings on the label Querstand. »…

Sikorski Magazine 1/2021 - Spring Awakening

New music appropriate to the season, based on subjects by Hans Christian andersen of Fyodor Dostoevsky and many other such novelties... »…

Marcin Danilewski releases Krzysztof Meyers Capriccio interrotto on CD

The Polish composer Krzysztof Meyer, who now lives in Germany, once stated a few years ago that the time had come to never discover melody. »…

25th anniversary of the death of Mieczysław Weinberg

The days are now long behind us when composer Mieczysław Weinberg, standing in Dmitri Shostakovichs long shadow, was less known internationally. »…

Chinese New Year 2021 and our Chinese composers

The Chinese New Year 2021, the "Year of the Buffalo", is also an occasion to read our magazine "Musikszene China" ... »…

Nicholas Angelich releases Prokofiev album featuring 8th piano sonata and Visions fugitives

Nicholas Angelich highly praised for his fine filigree work, as the newspaper WELT once put it, has dedicated an album ... »…

Unbridled energy and urgency in Marc Coppeys recording of Shostakovichs cello concertos

Marc Coppey was predicted a great career by Yehudi Menuhin even as a young musician. »…

International Classical Music Award for Alban Gerhardt

The Berlin cello virtuoso Alban Gerhardt had already aroused great enthusiasm in 2007 ... »…

The great music publisher Prof. Dr. Hans W. Sikorski dies

He has died in Hamburg on 22 January 2021 at the age of 94. »…

Gidon Kremer releases live recording of Mieczysław Weinbergs Violin Concerto on CD

Mieczysław Weinbergs Violin Concerto op. 67 is already more than sixty years old, but only over recent years has it attracted the more intense, indeed enthusiastic, attention it merits. »…

Herbert Baumanns ballet Alice in Wonderland in Brisbane, Australia

A Wonderland that gives us hope and pleasure, but above all an Alice who pushes through small and larger miracles against all odds, is certainly something we could all use in these difficult times. »…

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Hilversum releases CD of Lera Auerbachs Eva's Lament

On the occasion of its 75th anniversary in October 2020, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Hilversum released an anniversary CD. »…

World premiere concert of Jan Mller-Wielands Gottesspur (Divine Trace) online

NDR Hannover has released a link for this remarkable concert. »…

SWR publishes Marko Nikodijevic's stream of Cvetić, kućica ... / la lugubre gondola

Now the stream has been published under the following link. »…

The music of Galina Ustvolskayas impressive 5th symphony Amen conquers the USA

Together with members of his university orchestra, Christopher Russell, conductor and professor at Azusa Pacific University, intends to perform the 5th symphony Amen. »…

Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic enthral with Myaskovsky and Prokofiev Symphonies

Myaskovsky (1881-1950) had met Prokofiev during their joint years of study. »…

Shanna Pranaitis makes world premiere recordings of Claus-Steffen Mahnkopfs flute works for NEOS

Like the oboe, the flute plays a prominent role in Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf's work. »…

New Harmonia Mundi CD with Dmitri Shostakovichs Piano Quintet op. 57 and the Seven Romances op. 127

The new album of the Trio Wanderer »…

Veit Hertenstein has recorded Shostakovichs Viola Sonata op. 147 and the Cello Sonata op. 40 in his own arrangement for viola

From the young viola player Veit Hertenstein came the saying, Violin is good, viola is better! »…

Alfred Schnittkes Cello Concerto No. 1 with Eckart Runge in the Bestenliste 4/2020 of the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik 4/2020

The recording has been ranked in the category Orchestral Music and Concerts. »…

Part 4 of the complete edition of all Weinberg string quartets released by Accord

The fourth part of the complete edition of Mieczyslaw Weinbergs string quartets featuring the Silesian Quartet has been released on CD by the ACCORD label. »…

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. »…

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... »…

Works for chamber orchestra

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

Works for Ensemble

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

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 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. »…

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SWR2 dedicates an evening concert to Sofia Gubaidulina on 9 April 2021

SWR 2 is to broadcast an evening concert on 9 April 2021 from 8:05 p.m. featuring Sofia Gubaidulinas works Transformation for solo trombone, saxophone quartet, cello, double bass and tam-tam ... »…

Composer and pianist Dejan Lazić in an interview with FONO FORUM

On the occasion of Dejan Lazićs new CD release of Mozarts piano quartets and his arrangement of Mozart's Rondo ... »…

80th birthday of Russian-British composer Vladislav Shoot

Russian-British composer Vladislav Shoot will celebrate his 80th birthday on 3 March 2021. Like many other composers of his generation, ... »…

Vladimir Martynov turns 75

Vladimir Martynov, born 20 February 1946, in Moscow, was a composition student of Nikolai Sidelnikov. »…

The Russian composer Alexander Tchaikovsky turns 75

Alexander Tchaikovsky will celebrate his 75th birthday on 19 February. »…

Naiara de la Puente Vadillo plays Sofia Gubaidulinas Silenzio at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki

Sofia Gubaidulinas Silenzio for accordion, violin and violoncello will be performed on February 13, 2021 at 2:00 pm at a doctoral concert by Spanish accordionist Naiara de la Puente Vadillo ... »…

Daniil Trifonov playing Alfred Schnittkes Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra on Livestream

The Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, born in 1991 and admired worldwide, is to make his debut with piano concertos by Alfred Schnittke and Sergei Prokofiev with the Elbphilharmonies resident... »…

Simon Hfeles excellent recording of Alexander Arutiunians trumpet concerto in A flat major

Alexander Arutiunian's trumpet concerto dates from 1950 and was written in Moscow for the virtuoso Timofei Dokschitzer. »…

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