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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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The premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's “Prologue“ for orchestra is postponed
The premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's “Prologue“ for orchestra is postponed
The Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig wanted to premiere the Prologue for orchestra under the direction of Andris Nelsons in Berlin on September 8, 2020.
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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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Vyacheslav Artyomov becomes 80
The Russian composer Vyacheslav Artyomov is celebrating his 80th birthday on 29 June 2020.
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90th birthday of Nikolai Karetnikov
Andrej Schnittke, the son of pianist Irina Schnittke and composer Alfred Schnittke, who died in 1998, died of heart failure on May 23, 2020.
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Alfred Schnittke‘s son Andrej Schnittke is dead
Alfred Schnittke‘s son Andrej Schnittke is dead
Andrej Schnittke, the son of pianist Irina Schnittke and composer Alfred Schnittke, who died in 1998, died of heart failure on May 23, 2020.
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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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Lera Auerbach: String quartet no. 9
Lera Auerbach: String quartet no. 9
The Artemis Quartet will give the world premiere on June 21, 2020, in two successive concerts.
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1 June 2020 the death of Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk
Skoryk became known for his lively and highly varied music and wrote, in addition to numerous symphonic works, musical scores for films...
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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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Virtual Orchestra on YouTube: Baltic Sea Philharmonic present the Symphony No. 7 „Leningrader“ by Shostakovich
The Baltic Sea Philharmonic & Kristjan Järvi present their very own version of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.7 – 108 musicians of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic recorded the...
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Cancellation of the 11th International Shostakovich Days in Gohrisch
"Eino Tambergs trumpet concerto has not let go of me since I got to know it," says Hamburg trumpet soloist and university professor Matthias Höfs, "and I like his very...
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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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Postponed indefinitely: World Premiere of Marko Nikodijevic's “7 Deaths of Maria Callas” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich
Postponed indefinitely: World Premiere of Marko Nikodijevic's “7 Deaths of Maria Callas” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich
The planned world premiere of Marko Nikodijevics spectacular opera project “7 Deaths of Maria Callas” on April 11 will be postponed indefinitely ...
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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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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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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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YouTube-Festival with music by Osmo Tapio Räihälä
YouTube-Festival with music by Osmo Tapio Räihälä
TampereRaw has now announced their YouTube festival „For Bees And Beings“ 12-14th June 2020.
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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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