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Gerald Resch’s opera ‘TitaniaTraum’ at  the Taschenopernfestival Salzburg
Gerald Resch’s opera ‘TitaniaTraum’ at the Taschenopernfestival Salzburg
Stage director Thierry Bruehl compiled central passages from Shakespeare’s Midsummernight’s Dream to a libretto, which Gerald Resch set to music for the  Taschenopernfestival...
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A brass quintet based on Herman Melville: Schachtner’s ‘Bartleby Sketches’
A brass quintet based on Herman Melville: Schachtner’s ‘Bartleby Sketches’
The Ensemble Schwerpunkt will premiere on the 24. September 2019 in Munich the work ‘Bartleby Sketches’. Brass Quintet No. 2 ‘Bartleby’ by Johannes X. Schachtner for the ...
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Symposium Reception of Shostakovich in the 21st Century
Symposium Reception of Shostakovich in the 21st Century
Every two years the German Shostakovich Society organizes a Shostakovich Symposium. This year\'s symposium will take place from 13 to 14 September 2019 at the Berlin University for Media ...
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German premiere of Alfred Schnittkes 1st Symphony in Berlin
German premiere of Alfred Schnittkes 1st Symphony in Berlin
Half a century elapsed between the year of Alfred Schnittkes first work on his symphonic debut and its German premiere late this summer. Schnittkes Symphony No. 1 (in four movements) was ...
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Mischa Maisky performs Benjamin Yusupovs Cello Concerto on Deutsche Grammophon
Mischa Maisky performs Benjamin Yusupovs Cello Concerto on Deutsche Grammophon
For many years, cellist Mischa Maisky has been a close friend and interpreter of Russian-Israeli composer Benjamin Yusupov. On his latest album for Deutsche Grammophon entitled "20th Century...
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Chamber version of Dejan Lazic's Mozart adaptation Rondo Concertante in Aschau
Chamber version of Dejan Lazic's Mozart adaptation Rondo Concertante in Aschau
The arrangement of the "Rondo Concertante" for piano and orchestra, based on a movement from the Piano Sonata in B flat major KV 333 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, by the pianist and composer...
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Asian premiere of Alfred Schnittkes Polyphonic Tango
Asian premiere of Alfred Schnittkes Polyphonic Tango
The Polyphonic Tango of the Russian composer Alfred Schnittke, who died in 1998, was composed in 1979 for Gennady Rozhdestvensky and the Chamber Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theater. The piece is now ...
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Moritz Eggerts Oratorio Die Tiefe des Raumes in an Italian first performance
Moritz Eggerts Oratorio Die Tiefe des Raumes in an Italian first performance
For a long time football was not necessarily a focus of the international music scene, apart from folkloristic attempts by individual kickers and the successful football opera "Playing ...
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Elena Firsova and Dmitri Smirnov at the Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter (DK) (11.8.-1.9.2019)
Elena Firsova and Dmitri Smirnov at the Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter (DK) (11.8.-1.9.2019)
At the Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter 2019 in Denmark, under the artistic direction of Christine Pryn, Elena Firsova and Dmitri Smirnov will be Composers in residence (in 2018 the Georgian composer Giya...
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Anna Gourari’s Elusive Affinity: Spellbinding New Recordings of Schnittke’s Five Aphorisms and Pärt’s Arinushka Variations
Anna Gourari’s Elusive Affinity: Spellbinding New Recordings of Schnittke’s Five Aphorisms and Pärt’s Arinushka Variations
The Russian composer Alfred Schnittke was inspired several times to compose music by the idea of the aphorism. Schnittke, who died in 1998, composed “Four Aphorisms for Orchestra” in ...
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Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2019 with music by Shostakovich, Ustvolskaya, Wustin, Schnittke, Denisov
Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2019 with music by Shostakovich, Ustvolskaya, Wustin, Schnittke, Denisov
The Rosendal Chamber Music Festival, which has been in existence since 2016, is under the motto D-S-C-H in 2019 and presents chamber music by Dmitri Shostakovich, his contemporaries (including...
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Helena Basilova premieres Elena Firsova's 'A Fearful Fairy Tale' for piano
Helena Basilova premieres Elena Firsova's 'A Fearful Fairy Tale' for piano
"A Fearful Fairy Tale. Prophetic Birds" for piano by the Russian composer Elena Firsova will be premiered on 13th August 2019 at the Danish festival Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter ....
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First performance of Sonata No. 4 for violin and piano by Lera Auerbach in  Kingston
First performance of Sonata No. 4 for violin and piano by Lera Auerbach in Kingston
Lera Auerbach\'s cycle of violin sonatas began at the turn of the millennium. This was followed by the 2nd Violin Sonata in 2002 and the 3rd Violin Sonata in 2005 after the creation of the Sonata...
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The prize of Lepo Sumera's composition was awarded to Jüri Reinvere in 2019
The prize of Lepo Sumera's composition was awarded to Jüri Reinvere in 2019
On July 21, at the final concert of the Pärnu Music Festival in Pärnu, composer Jüri Reinvere was awarded the Lepo Sumera award by the Estonian Association of Authors and the Estonian ...
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Jüri Reinveres „Der Stern von Waltershausen“ for trumpet, organ and violin at Bachwoche Ansbach
Jüri Reinveres „Der Stern von Waltershausen“ for trumpet, organ and violin at Bachwoche Ansbach
For Bachwoche Ansbach the Estonian composer Jüri Reinvere wrote the chamber music piece „Der Stern von Waltershausen“ for trumpet, organ and violin. The piece has quite a few Bach references,...
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British premiere of Lera Auerbachs Icarus for orchestra
British premiere of Lera Auerbachs Icarus for orchestra
The british premiere of Lera Auerbachs Icarus for orchestra wil be performed in Stoke-on-Trent by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain under Mark Wigglesworth. The work refers to the last...
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World Premiere: My Fatherland by Estonian Composer Jüri Reinvere
World Premiere: My Fatherland by Estonian Composer Jüri Reinvere
Written between 1874 and 1879, the My Fatherland cycle by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana is a series of symphonic compositions still seen today as influential for the Czech national identity ...
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Music as a magical force - 100th Birthday of Galina Ustvolskaya
Music as a magical force - 100th Birthday of Galina Ustvolskaya
The Russian musicologist Olga Gladkova entitled her account of the oeuvre and personal life of Galina Ustvolskaya, who died in 2006 in St. Petersburg, “Music as a Magical Force“,...
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Trout Quintet for piano by multiple Sikorski composers now on CD
Trout Quintet for piano by multiple Sikorski composers now on CD
Last year, pianist Silke Avenhaus suggested to contemporary composers Ferran Cruixent, Dejan Lazić, Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Gerald Resch and Johannes X. Schachtner that they revisit ...
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The Estonian composer Jüri Reinvere is new in our catalogues
The Estonian composer Jüri Reinvere is new in our catalogues
Born in Tallinn in 1971, Estonian composer and essayist Jüri Reinvere is the new author in our house. He was educated at the Tallinna Muusikakeskkool in the 1980s. The internationally known ...
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Gubaidulina and Shostakovich are the main composers of the first Elbphilharmonie Organ CD with Iveta Apkalna
Gubaidulina and Shostakovich are the main composers of the first Elbphilharmonie Organ CD with Iveta Apkalna
Of course, the first CD recording with solo works on the Klais organ of the Elbphilharmonie is by the titular organist of the new concert hall Iveta Apkalna. For a few nights, the native Latvian ...
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Works for the 250th anniversary of the birth of the year 2020
Ludwig van Beethoven - Works for the 250th anniversary of the birth of the year 2020
We have put together works from our catalogs that deal with the great composer in many different ways ...
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Jüri Reinvere was awarded the Music Prize of the Estonian Cultural Foundation
Jüri Reinvere was awarded the Music Prize of the Estonian Cultural Foundation
Jüri Reinvere has won the Music Prize of the Estonian Cultural Foundation (Eesti Kultuurkapital) for his orchestral work "And tired of happiness, they started to dance". The prize was...
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First recording of the clarinet sonatas No. 1 to 3 by Grigori Frid
First recording of the clarinet sonatas No. 1 to 3 by Grigori Frid
The great success of his two operas "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "Letters van Gogh" distracts the attention from the highly interesting instrumental music of the composer Grigori ...
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