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Estonian composer Raimo Kangro died 20 years ago
Estonian composer Raimo Kangro died 20 years ago
The Estonian composer Raimo Kangro wrote lively, even impulsive music.
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25th anniversary of the death of Boris Tchaikovsky
On 7 February 2021, we commemorate the 25th anniversary of Boris Tchaikovsky’s death.
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The great music publisher Prof. Dr. Hans W. Sikorski dies
The great music publisher Prof. Dr. Hans W. Sikorski dies
Prof. Dr Hans W. Sikorski is dead. He has died in Hamburg on 22 January 2021 at the age of 94.
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A stream of Grigori Frid’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” on German Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
A stream of Grigori Frid’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” on German Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
The Bernburg Theatre will perform the premiere of Grigori Frid’s mono opera “The Diary of Anne Frank” planned for 27 January 2021, German Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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100th Anniversary of the birth of Arno Babajanian
100th Anniversary of the birth of Arno Babajanian
Armenian composer Arno Babajanian may not have achieved the international fame of his compatriot Aram Khachaturian, but many of his works are more than worthy of rediscovery and performance.
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Remembering Ulrich Leyendecker on his 75th birthday
Remembering Ulrich Leyendecker on his 75th birthday
On 29 January this year, composer Ulrich Leyendecker, who died in Bonn on 29 November 2018, would have turned 75.
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Gidon Kremer releases live recording of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Violin Concerto on CD
Gidon Kremer releases live recording of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Violin Concerto on CD
Mieczysław Weinberg’s 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.
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Lera Auerbach’s string symphony “Memoria de la luz” as video streamed from Erie (Pennsylvania)
Lera Auerbach’s string symphony “Memoria de la luz” as video streamed from Erie (Pennsylvania)
The Erie Philharmonic, conducted by Daniel Meyer, recorded Lera Auerbach’s string symphony “Memoria de la luz” in December 2020. This recording will be available as a video stream...
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Marius Felix Lange's opera “Snow Queen” receives its premiere in Japan
Marius Felix Lange's opera “Snow Queen” receives its premiere in Japan
Marius Felix Lange's family operas, such as “Snow White”, “The Canterville Ghost” and “The Snow Queen”, are performed all over the world. Now, on 17 January 2021, even the Japanese premiere of...
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Herbert Baumann’s ballet “Alice in Wonderland” in Brisbane, Australia
Herbert Baumann’s 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.
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Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Hilversum releases CD of Lera Auerbach’s “Eva's Lament”
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Hilversum releases CD of Lera Auerbach’s “Eva's Lament”
On the occasion of its 75th anniversary in October 2020, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Hilversum released an anniversary CD.
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World premiere in China: “Ban Zhu /Gui No. 2” for bamboo flute orchestra by Xiaoyong Chen
World premiere in China: “Ban Zhu /Gui No. 2” for bamboo flute orchestra by Xiaoyong Chen
While concert life has come to a virtual standstill in Europe and many other parts of the world, in the meantime it has been able to stabilise again in China.
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The death of Estonian composer Jaan Rääts on 25 December 2020
The death of Estonian composer Jaan Rääts on 25 December 2020
Estonian composer Jaan Rääts passed away on 25 December 2020 at the age of 88.
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World premiere concert of Jan Müller-Wieland’s “Gottesspur” (Divine Trace) online
World premiere concert of Jan Müller-Wieland’s “Gottesspur” (Divine Trace) online
NDR Hannover has released a link for this remarkable concert.
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25th anniversary of the death of Alexi Matchavariani
25th anniversary of the death of Alexi Matchavariani
On New Year's Eve 25 years ago, 31 December 1995, the composer Alexi Matchavariani died.
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In honour of the great Beethoven - composers who dedicate works to the jubilarian
In honour of the great Beethoven - composers who dedicate works to the jubilarian
The 250th anniversary year of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth is drawing to a close.
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Tenth anniversary of Eino Tamberg’s death
Tenth anniversary of Eino Tamberg’s death
Eino Tamberg was born on 27 May 1930, he died ten years ago on Christmas Eve 2010.
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The music of Galina Ustvolskaya’s impressive 5th symphony “Amen” conquers the USA
The music of Galina Ustvolskaya’s 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”.
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Shanna Pranaitis makes world premiere recordings of Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf’s flute works for NEOS
Shanna Pranaitis makes world premiere recordings of Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf’s flute works for NEOS
Like the oboe, the flute plays a prominent role in Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf's work.
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Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic enthral with Myaskovsky and Prokofiev Symphonies
Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic enthral with Myaskovsky and Prokofiev Symphonies
The eminent composer and professor of composition Myaskovsky (1881-1950) had Prokofiev during their joint years of study at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
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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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Veit Hertenstein has recorded Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata op. 147 and the Cello Sonata op. 40 in his own arrangement for viola
Veit Hertenstein has recorded Shostakovich’s 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!”
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Simon Höfele’s excellent recording of Alexander Arutiunian’s trumpet concerto in A flat major
Simon Höfele’s excellent recording of Alexander Arutiunian’s 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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Moritz Eggert ist new head of German Composers‘ Association
Moritz Eggert ist new head of German Composers‘ Association
The composer Moritz Eggert, best known as the blogger Bad Boy of Music, has been elected president of the German Composers’ Association (DKV). He replaces Enjott Schneider.
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Part 4 of the complete edition of all Weinberg string quartets released by Accord
Part 4 of the complete edition of all Weinberg string quartets released by Accord
On 2 November 2020, the Zentaur Quartet is to perform the world premiere of String Quartet No. 3 “vor Anker” in Munich.
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Sofia Gubaidulina receives Medal of the Republic of Tatarstan
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 on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the...
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Les Humphries Singers: New Mexico-Remix
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. On this occasion his biggest hit "Mexico" has just been released as a...
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Dejan Lazić releases an arrangement of the Rondo concertante KV 333 by Mozart on CD
Dejan Lazić releases an arrangement of the Rondo concertante KV 333 by Mozart on CD
The arrangement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Rondo concertante” for piano and orchestra by the pianist and composer Dejan Lazić, based on a movement from the Piano Sonata in B flat major KV...
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The Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne with Sergei Taneyev’s “John of Damascus” op. 1 at Oehms classics
The Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne with Sergei Taneyev’s “John of Damascus” op. 1 at Oehms classics
On 19 June 2020 we commemorated the 105th anniversary of the death of Sergei Taneyev.
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Works for solo instruments and chamber orchestra / strings / ensemble
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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Works for voice and chamber orchestra / strings / ensemble
Works for voice and chamber orchestra / strings / ensemble
Texts from all over the world, from William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Francesco Petrarca to Rainer Maria Rilke, Roger Willemsen or ancient Chinese poems, have inspired our composers.
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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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Repertoire for small string orchestra
Repertoire for small string orchestra
Instead of a giant orchestra, as required by works of Mahler, Strauss or Wagner , there is a boom of smaller orchestral works.
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Works for Ensemble
Works for Ensemble
The variety of instrumental timbres in the ensemble music of our composers from all over the world is unlimited.
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Works for chamber orchestra
Works for chamber orchestra
Almost all works for chamber orchestras from our catalogs have an extra-musical title.
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