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Alina Ibragimova and Vladimir Jurowski with  a new recording of Shostakovich’s violin concertos
Alina Ibragimova and Vladimir Jurowski with a new recording of Shostakovich’s 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.
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Johannes X. Schachtner's orchestral work “Intonation ... non mesuré“ is to be premiered in Passau
Johannes X. Schachtner's orchestral work “Intonation ... non mesuré“ is to be premiered in Passau
This work will be premiered by the Beethoven Philharmonic Orchestra under Thomas Rösler on September 11, 2020 at the opening of the Festival.
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World Premiere of Marko Nikodijevic's “7 Deaths of Maria Callas” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich
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.
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Sofia Gubaidulina: World premiere of the “Prologue“ for orchestra is confirmed!
Sofia Gubaidulina: World premiere of the “Prologue“ for orchestra is confirmed!
The Gewandhausorchester has now postponed the premiere until 24/25/27 June 2021 in Leipzig.
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In memory of Giya Kancheli on his 85th birthday
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.
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Summer pasticcio with Gubaidulina’s “Silenzio” and Qin’s “Wind Lament” in Vienna
Summer pasticcio with Gubaidulina’s “Silenzio” and Qin’s “Wind Lament” in Vienna
“Wien gegen den Strich” (Vienna against the grain) is the name of a summery pastiche that the members of the exxx... ensemble XX. jahrhundert are to present in Vienna on 30 July 2020.
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World premiere and German first performance of Gerald Resch‘s String Quartet No. 3 attacca
World premiere and German first performance of Gerald Resch‘s 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.
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70th anniversary of the death of Nikolai Myaskowsky
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.
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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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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 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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90th birthday anniversary of the Estonian composer Veljo Tormis
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.
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Galina Ustvolskaya Grand Duet for double bass and piano
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.
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First production of Marko Nikodijevic‘s piano quintet at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris
First production of Marko Nikodijevic‘s piano quintet at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris
Members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain will record the first movement from Marko Nikodijevic‘s piano quintet on July 4, 2020 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.
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Performance of Jüri Reinvere‘s concert for 2 flutes, strings and drums in Pärnu
Performance of Jüri Reinvere‘s concert for 2 flutes, strings and drums in Pärnu
As part of the festival program for the 50th anniversary of the Pärnu Music Festival in the Estonian port city of Pärnu, the concert will be performed on July 18, 2020.
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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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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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Daniel Smutny publishes essay
Daniel Smutny publishes essay
Daniel Smutny has published a “Phenomenological view of digitalized sampling from a compositional perspective”.
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95th birthday of Herbert Baumann on 31 July 2020
95th birthday of Herbert Baumann on 31 July 2020
A good six months before his 95th birthday, the composer died this year on 21 January at the age of 94 in Munich. On July 31, 2020, we are to commemorate his 95th birthday.
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New edition: “The Stone Guest“ (String Quartet No. 8) by Elena Firsova (SIK 8909)
The String Quartet No. 8 with the title “Der steinerne Gast“ (The Stone Guest) was written by the Russian composer Elena Firsova in 1995 on commission from the Nomos Quartet.
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Two works by Composer in residence Gerald Resch at the Davos Festival 2020
Two works by Composer in residence Gerald Resch at the Davos Festival 2020
As part of this year‘s Davos Festival, on August 6th Gerald Resch‘s work “al fresco“ for solo cello by cellist Anton Spronk will be performed.
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Denis Matsuev has brilliantly performed and recorded Alfred Schnittke's and Dmitri Shostakovich's piano concertos for the DG
Denis Matsuev has brilliantly performed and recorded Alfred Schnittke's and Dmitri Shostakovich's piano concertos for the DG
The Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has recorded two of the most interesting and popular Russian piano concertos of the 20th century...
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The 50th anniversary of the death of Paul Celan and the setting of text to music by Ruzicka and Müller-Wieland
50 years ago, the poet Paul Celan died. He took his own life on April 20, 1970 in his adopted hometown of Paris. Celan (born, 23 November 1920) came from Bukovina, Romania where he experienced ...
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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. She was to have given a lecture on ...
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Postponed to September 2020: Estonian Music Days 2020 with Jüri Reinveres Saxophone Quartet
Postponed to September 2020: Estonian Music Days 2020 with Jüri Reinveres Saxophone Quartet
Jüri Reinvere wrote a saxophone quartet for the Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, which Reinveres believes is the most renowned ensemble for new music in Northern Europe. The premiere will take place ...
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A Beethoven and Diabelli homage of a special kind: Lera Auerbach’s “Diabellical Waltz”
A Beethoven and Diabelli homage of a special kind: Lera Auerbach’s “Diabellical Waltz”
Ludwig van Beethoven dominates this year's concert programmes, and there is a remarkable series of world premieres of new pieces by contemporary composers, which deal with his music but also with ...
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Mariss Janson's recording of Dmitri Shostakowich‘s 10th symphony in the best list of the German Record Critics‘ Prize
Mariss Janson's recording of Dmitri Shostakowich‘s 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 Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E minor op. 93 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony ...
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Four operas from Sikorski Music Publishers chosen in the “Best of 2019” of the opera world
In its 2019 Yearbook, the magazine Opernwelt has once again conducted a survey of critics, in which productions of works by Sikorski music publishers “Lady Magnesia” (Mieczysław ...
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Enthusiastic press comments on Jüri Reinveres opera Minona in Regensburg
Enthusiastic press comments on Jüri Reinveres opera Minona in Regensburg
The author Egbert Tholl writing in, among others, the Süddeutsche Zeitung on the world premiere of the opera "Minona" by Jüri Reinvere (25.01.2020, Theater Regensburg), in which ...
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Maximiliano Alejandro Soto Mayorga is the winner of the TONALi20 composition award
Maximiliano Alejandro Soto Mayorga is the winner of the TONALi20 composition award
The winner of the TONALi20 composition award has been determined. It is the Chilean composer Maximiliano Alejandro Soto Mayorga. He is honored for his composition "... figuras en la...
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The press calls Jüri Reinvere's opera „Minona“ a coup for the Beethoven year
The press calls Jüri Reinvere's opera „Minona“ a coup for the Beethoven year
"Jüri Reinvere listens to the family secrets of the genius," wrote the Mittelbayerische Zeitung in its January 20 issue for the premiere of the opera "Minona" by Jüri...
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New edition: “The Stone Guest“ (String Quartet No. 8) by Elena Firsova (SIK 8909)
The String Quartet No. 8 with the title “Der steinerne Gast“ (The Stone Guest) was written by the Russian composer Elena Firsova in 1995 on commission from the Nomos Quartet.
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