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Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 op. 103 with the SWR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eliahu Inbal on SWR Classic
Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 op. 103 with the SWR Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eliahu Inbal on SWR Classic
In Symphonies No. 2, No. 11 and No. 12, Dmitri Shostakovich explicitly contemplated his country’s revolutionary past.
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Quintet works by Grigori Frid released on CD by Capriccio
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.
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Szczecin ballet premiere of Ludwig Minkus’ “Don Quixote”
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” to the music of Ludwig Minkus and John Lanchbery, choreographed by Anna Hop,...
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SWR2 dedicates an evening concert to Sofia Gubaidulina on 9 April 2021
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 Gubaidulina’s works “Transformation” for solo trombone, saxophone quartet, cello, double bass ...
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KlangART Vision 2021 music festival with music by Ustvolskaya and Shostakovich
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.
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Composer and pianist Dejan Lazić in an interview with FONO FORUM
Composer and pianist Dejan Lazić in an interview with FONO FORUM
On the occasion of Dejan Lazić’s new CD release of Mozart’s piano quartets and his arrangement of Mozart's Rondo concertante for piano, ...
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Frederick Ashton’s legendary choreography of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” on DVD at Opus Arte
Frederick Ashton’s legendary choreography of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” on DVD at Opus Arte
There are countless choreographies of Sergei Prokofiev’s legendary ballet classic “Cinderella”.
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New piano works by Krzysztof Meyer: Martin Szlezer with world premiere of the Fantasy for piano
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.
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The Russian violinist Mark Lubotsky is dead
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.
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For Sergei Prokofiev’s 130th birthday on 23 April 2021
For Sergei Prokofiev’s 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 ...
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Clare Hammond’s impressive new recording of Sofia Gubaidulina’s “Chaconne” for piano
Clare Hammond’s impressive new recording of Sofia Gubaidulina’s “Chaconne” for piano
Clare Hammond’s new piano album “Variations” deals with the most diverse forms of variations as conceived and created by 20th century composer.
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90th  birthday of Lithuanian composer Vytautas Barkauskas
90th birthday of Lithuanian composer Vytautas Barkauskas
On 25 March 2021 we are commemorating the 90th birthday of Vytautas Barkauskas.
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Cellist Christina Meißner with first recording of Gubaidulina’s “From the Visions of Hildegard of Bingen”
Cellist Christina Meißner with first recording of Gubaidulina’s “From the Visions of Hildegard of Bingen”
The cellist Christina Meißner has released a double album exclusively with first recordings on the label “Querstand”.
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Marcin Danilewski releases Krzysztof Meyer’s “Capriccio interrotto” and a first recording of the Six Preludes for solo violin on CD
Marcin Danilewski releases Krzysztof Meyer’s “Capriccio interrotto” and a first recording of the Six Preludes for solo violin 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”.
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80th birthday of Russian-British composer Vladislav Shoot
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, he studied composition in Moscow.
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25th anniversary of the death of Mieczysław Weinberg
25th anniversary of the death of Mieczysław Weinberg
The days are now long behind us when composer Mieczysław Weinberg, standing in Dmitri Shostakovich’s long shadow, was less known internationally.
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Vladimir Martynov turns 75
Vladimir Martynov, born 20 February 1946, in Moscow, was a composition student of Nikolai Sidelnikov.
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Chinese New Year 2021 and our Chinese composers
Chinese New Year 2021 and our Chinese composers
The Chinese New Year 2021 begins today. It is the "Year of the Buffalo".
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The Russian composer Alexander Tchaikovsky turns 75
Born on 19 February 1946, the Russian composer, pianist and university professor Alexander Tchaikovsky is the nephew of the composer Boris Tchaikovsky, for whom we have also published an article on...
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Nicholas Angelich releases Prokofiev album featuring 8th piano sonata and Visions fugitives
Nicholas Angelich releases Prokofiev album featuring 8th piano sonata and Visions fugitives
The American pianist Nicholas Angelich highly praised for his “fine filigree work”, as the newspaper WELT once put it, has dedicated an album of his own to Sergei Prokofiev on the Erato label ...
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Unbridled energy and urgency in Marc Coppey’s recording of Shostakovich’s cello concertos
Unbridled energy and urgency in Marc Coppey’s recording of Shostakovich’s cello concertos
The Strasbourg-born cellist Marc Coppey was predicted a great career by Yehudi Menuhin even as a young musician ...
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Naiara de la Puente Vadillo plays Sofia Gubaidulina’s ‘Silenzio’ at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki
Naiara de la Puente Vadillo plays Sofia Gubaidulina’s ‘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 ...
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Daniil Trifonov playing Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra on Livestream
Daniil Trifonov playing Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and String Orchestra on Livestream
The Russian pianist, born in 1991 and admired worldwide, is to make his debut with piano concertos by Alfred Schnittke and Sergei Prokofiev with the Elbphilharmonie’s resident.
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Spanish Dance theatre project “Bogumer” with Galina Ustvolskaya’s composition no. 3 “Benedictus qui venit”
Spanish Dance theatre project “Bogumer” with Galina Ustvolskaya’s composition no. 3 “Benedictus qui venit”
Despite the still tense Corona situation in Spain premiered on 23 January 2021.
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International Classical Music Award for Alban Gerhardt’s recording of Shostakovich’s cello concerto
International Classical Music Award for Alban Gerhardt’s recording of Shostakovich’s cello concerto
The Berlin cello virtuoso Alban Gerhardt had already aroused great enthusiasm in 2007.
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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