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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Jan Müller-Wieland
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Jan Müller-Wieland
The consequences of the coronavirus crisis affect us all. We have asked our composers how these months and weeks affect their artistic work. We will publish their answers successively in this ...
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Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Moritz Eggert
Composers on the Coronavirus Crisis: Moritz Eggert
The globality of our world has exacerbated the crisis, but at the same time it is also the only salvation from the crisis ...
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German premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's oratorio “Über Liebe und Hass” [On Love and Hate] in Hamburg
German premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's oratorio “Über Liebe und Hass” [On Love and Hate] in Hamburg
The oratorio "On Love and Hate" (2016/2018) was commissioned by the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Stiftung Frauenkirche Dresden, the Philharmonisches Orchester Rotterdam and the Gergiev...
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Swedish premiere of the opera “The Blind” by Lera Auerbach in Gothenburg
Swedish premiere of the opera “The Blind” by Lera Auerbach in Gothenburg
The extraordinary choral opera "The Blind" by Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach is to have its Swedish premiere in Gothenburg on 15 May 2020 at the "Point Music Festival"...
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The Ukrainian composer Vladimir Tarnopolski will be 65
The Ukrainian composer Vladimir Tarnopolski will be 65
The composer Vladimir Tarnopolski, who hails from the Ukraine, celebrates his 65th birthday on 30 April 2020. He graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. His teachers were Nikolai...
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From keyboard ruler to bow dances - Katja Tchemberdji turns 60
From keyboard ruler to bow dances - Katja Tchemberdji turns 60
The Russian composer Katia Tchemberdji, now living in Berlin, will celebrate her 60th birthday on 6 May 2020.  Her most important works include "Ma'or" for solo clarinet ,...
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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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United Nations Chamber Music Society initiates Shostakovich stream during the coronavirus pandemic
United Nations Chamber Music Society initiates Shostakovich stream during the coronavirus pandemic
The UN Chamber Music Society of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council has scheduled a streaming on March 20, 2020, "a special performance to provide solace during the coronavirus...
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Tatyana Smirnova's 80th birthday on March 30, 2020
Russian composer Tatyana Smirnova was born in St. Petersburg on March 30, 1940 and died in Moscow on June 6th, 2018 ...
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Sofia Gubaidulina’s “Fairy Tale Poem” for orchestra to be first performed in Sweden
Sofia Gubaidulina’s “Fairy Tale Poem” for orchestra to be first performed in Sweden
Sofia Gubaidulina’s 1971 "Fairy Tale Poem" is the music for a radio programme for children based on the fairy tale "The Little Piece of Chalk" by the Czech writer Mazourek.
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World premiere of Lera Auerbach’s String Quartet No. 9 “Thanksgiving”
World premiere of Lera Auerbach’s String Quartet No. 9 “Thanksgiving”
Lera Auerbach dedicates her String Quartet No. 9 to the anniversary celebrant of 2020, Ludwig van Beethoven. The composer bases the work on the 3rd movement from Beethoven’s 15th String Quartet...
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Canceled for now: Schachtner's “Fra amici II” for dulcimer and piano is to be premiered in Isny/Allgäu
Canceled for now: Schachtner's “Fra amici II” for dulcimer and piano is to be premiered in Isny/Allgäu
Canceled for now:
In Isny im Allgäu on 24 April 2020, dulcimer virtuoso Komale Akakpo and pianist Lauriane Follonier will perform “Fra amici II” for dulcimer and piano by Johannes X. Schachtner for...
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Philadelphia: US premier of Elena Firsova’s Shostakovich homage “Garden of Dreams”
Elena Firsova’s orchestral work “Garden of Dreams. Homage à Dmitri Shostakovich” was premiered for a Shostakovich concert series in 2006 by the Concertgebouworkest in...
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'Composers are like priests and gardeners' - for the 70th birthday of Elena Firsova
'Composers are like priests and gardeners' - for the 70th birthday of Elena Firsova
On March 21, 2020, St. Petersburg-born Elena Firsova celebrates her 70th birthday.As Elena Firsova once said, Composers – not all of them of course – have much in common with ...
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The String Quartet No. 3 “at anchor“ by Johannes X. Schachtner to premiere in Munich
The String Quartet No. 3 “at anchor“ by Johannes X. Schachtner to premiere in Munich
Johannes X Schachtner has presented three string quartets to date. His first compositional encounter with this challenging genre took place in 2008, while still a student. He composed a...
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Lera Auerbach's symphony “Arctica” is Best New Symphonic Work of 2019
Lera Auerbach's symphony “Arctica” is Best New Symphonic Work of 2019
The Washington Classical Review has chosen Lera Auerbachs “Arctica” symphony for Best New Symphonic Work of 2019 ...
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Latest news about the World Premiere of Marko Nikodijević's “7 Deaths of Maria Callas” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich
Latest news about the World Premiere of Marko Nikodijević's “7 Deaths of Maria Callas” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich
Rehearsals for „7 Deaths of Maria Callas“ continue. The premiere will be broadcast live on April 11th on STAATSOPER.TV free of charge ...
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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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Posthumous premiere of Giya Kancheli’s piano trio “Middelheim”
Posthumous premiere of Giya Kancheli’s piano trio “Middelheim”
On May 28, 2020, the (posthumous) premiere of the piano trio “Middelheim” by Giya Kancheli will take place in the Tbilisi Conservatory in the final concert of this year’s...
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Canceled: Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s “The Wrath of God” for orchestra in Salzburg
Canceled: Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s “The Wrath of God” for orchestra in Salzburg
Due to the corona virus crisis, this premiere has unfortunately been canceled.
The orchestral work “Der Zorn Gottes” (The Wrath of God) by Sofia Gubaidulina, planned for premiere on 6 April 2020...
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German premiere of the Adagio cantabile from Beethoven‘s “Pathétique“ orchestrated by Shostakovich
German premiere of the Adagio cantabile from Beethoven‘s “Pathétique“ orchestrated by Shostakovich
The Adagio cantabile for orchestra based on Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 op. 13, the famous “Pathétique“, is an early work by Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was only...
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World premiere in Bonn: “Beethoven-Skizzen” by Jan Müller-Wieland
World premiere in Bonn: “Beethoven-Skizzen” by Jan Müller-Wieland
Jan Müller-Wieland wrote the piano trio “Beethoven-Skizzen” on the initiative of the violinist Daniel Hope. It is a continuation of Beethovens notes for a piano trio, which are ...
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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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Canceled because of the crisis: RIAS Chamber Choir and Ensemble Resonanz: world premiere of Jüri Reinveres ”The Expulsion of Ismael“
Canceled because of the crisis: RIAS Chamber Choir and Ensemble Resonanz: world premiere of Jüri Reinveres ”The Expulsion of Ismael“
Because of the coronavirus crisis, this performance was canceled:
The Estonian composer Jüri Reinvere chose a biblical theme for his latest work. On March 20, 2020, the RIAS Chamber Choir and the...
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Dutch premiere of Lera Auerbach’s ”Evas Klage”
Dutch premiere of Lera Auerbach’s ”Evas Klage”
Lera Auerbach’s orchestral work “Evas Klage” has already been premiered in many countries. The Dutch premiere in Utrecht will follow on February 28, 2020. It plays the Radio...
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Russian composer Sergei Slonimsky died in St. Petersburg at the age of 87
Sergei Slonimsky, a composer, pianist and musicologist born in Leningrad in 1932, died in St. Petersburg on February 9, 2020 at the age of 87. Slonimsky wrote eight operas, 34 symphonies and a...
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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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String Quartet No. 10 “Frozen Dreams” by Lera Auerbach will be premiered in Joplin
String Quartet No. 10 “Frozen Dreams” by Lera Auerbach will be premiered in Joplin
The renowned Jasper String Quartet will premiere Lera Auerbachs string quartet No. 10 “Frozen Dreams” on February 26, 2020 in Joplin, Missouri, USA. The piece was commissioned by...
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Spanish premiere of Ferran Cruixents „Cyborg“ for orchestra
Spanish premiere of Ferran Cruixents „Cyborg“ for orchestra
The term "Cyborg“ denotes a hybrid of living organism and machine. It mostly describes people whose bodies are permanently supplemented by artificial components. Ferran Cruixent says that...
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Norwegian premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “Arctica” in Oslo
The work "Arctica" for orchestra, choir and piano by Lera Auerbach, which premiered in Washington on March 30, 2019, was performed under the patronage of the National Geographic Society in...
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Michael Nicolella with the American premiere of Yaron Gottfried's concert for electric guitar and chamber orchestra
Michael Nicolella with the American premiere of Yaron Gottfried's concert for electric guitar and chamber orchestra
The American guitarist Michael Nicolella, known for his diverse and exciting concerts, is the soloist of the US premiere of Yaron Gottfrieds concert for electric guitar and chamber orchestra on ...
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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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Jan Müller-Wieland’s “Gottesspur” is premiered by the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
Jan Müller-Wieland’s “Gottesspur” is premiered by the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
The inclusion of electronics is quite an exception in Jan Müller-Wieland's work. Now the composer, who teaches at the Munich Musikhochschule, has completed the work "Gottesspur" ...
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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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Canadian premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “Dreams and Whispers of Poseidon”
On March 27, 2005, the American Youth Orchestras new composition, Lera Auerbachs “Dreams and Whispers of Poseidon”, was written in 2005 to mark the 40th anniversary of the ...
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Sofia Gubaidulina and Lera Auerbach at high ranks in international Bachtrack statistics
Sofia Gubaidulina and Lera Auerbach at high ranks in international Bachtrack statistics
The international online music magazine "Bachtrack" based in London publishes news from the fields of opera, ballet and dance as well as reviews, interviews and cross-cutting articles ...
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The Advenio Trio with Lera Auerbach's Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano on CD
The Advenio Trio with Lera Auerbach's Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano on CD
The American "Advenio Trio" with Yuliya Smead (violin), Bruce Atwell (horn) and Eli Kalman (piano) has recorded the Trio for violin, horn and piano by Lera Auerbach for the label CENTAUR on...
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