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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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The Edison Denisov Society was created in Paris
The Edison Denisov Society was created in Paris
Katia Desgraupes-Denisov, the daughter of the Russian composer Edison Denisov, who died in 1996, informs about the founding of an Edison Denisov Society in Paris
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50th anniversary of Stephan Marc Schneider
50th anniversary of Stephan Marc Schneider
Following studies in theory and jazz improvisation as well as classical guitar (with Andreas Grn amongst others), Stephan Marc Schneider completed studies in composition at the...
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Eino Tamberg on his 90th birthday
"Eino Tamberg's trumpet concerto has not let go of me since I got to know it," says Hamburg trumpet soloist and university professor Matthias Hfs, "and I like his very...
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Virtual Orchestra on YouTube: Baltic Sea Philharmonic present the Symphony No. 7 Leningrader by Shostakovich
The Baltic Sea Philharmonic & Kristjan Jrvi present their very own version of Shostakovichs 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 Tamberg's trumpet concerto has not let go of me since I got to know it," says Hamburg trumpet soloist and university professor Matthias Hfs, "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 Mller-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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Russian composer Alexander Wustin has died of a coronavirus infection
Russian composer Alexander Wustin has died of a coronavirus infection
On 19 April 2020, shortly before his 77th birthday, the Russian composer Alexander Wustin (born 24 April 1943) died of a coronavirus infection. His son also infected with the coronavirus, has also ...
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Xiaoyong Chen turns 65
Xiaoyong Chen turns 65
Xiaoyong Chen was born on 13 May 1955 in Beijing, where he first studied violin and from 1980 to 1985 composition at the Central Conservatory. Immediately thereafter he completed postgraduate...
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Dmitry Smirnov died on April 9, 2020 of a coronavirus infection
Dmitry Smirnov died on April 9, 2020 of a coronavirus infection
In the afternoon of April 9, 2020, the Russian composer Dmitry Smirnov died at the age of 71 from the consequences of his corona disease. He is survived by his wife, the Russian composer Elena ...
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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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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 Jri Reinveres Saxophone Quartet
Postponed to September 2020: Estonian Music Days 2020 with Jri Reinveres Saxophone Quartet
Jri 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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Canceled for now: Schachtner's Fra amici II for dulcimer and piano is to be premiered in Isny/Allgu
Canceled for now: Schachtner's Fra amici II for dulcimer and piano is to be premiered in Isny/Allgu
Canceled for now:
In Isny im Allgu 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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Unfortunately canceled due to the Corona Crisis: The String Quartet No. 3 at anchor by Johannes X. Schachtner in Munich
Unfortunately canceled due to the Corona Crisis: The String Quartet No. 3 at anchor by Johannes X. Schachtner 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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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 Auerbachs Diabellical Waltz
A Beethoven and Diabelli homage of a special kind: Lera Auerbachs 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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Canceled: Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulinas The Wrath of God for orchestra in Salzburg
Canceled: Premiere of Sofia Gubaidulinas 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 Beethovens Pathtique orchestrated by Shostakovich
German premiere of the Adagio cantabile from Beethovens Pathtique orchestrated by Shostakovich
The Adagio cantabile for orchestra based on Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 8 op. 13, the famous Pathtique, is an early work by Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich was only...
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World premiere in Bonn: Beethoven-Skizzen by Jan Mller-Wieland
World premiere in Bonn: Beethoven-Skizzen by Jan Mller-Wieland
Jan Mller-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 Shostakowichs 10th symphony in the best list of the German Record Critics Prize
Mariss Janson's recording of Dmitri Shostakowichs 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 Jri Reinveres The Expulsion of Ismael
Canceled because of the crisis: RIAS Chamber Choir and Ensemble Resonanz: world premiere of Jri Reinveres The Expulsion of Ismael
Because of the coronavirus crisis, this performance was canceled:
The Estonian composer Jri 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 Auerbachs Evas Klage
Dutch premiere of Lera Auerbachs Evas Klage
Lera Auerbachs 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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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 was premiered in Tucson (Arizona)
String Quartet No. 10 Frozen Dreams by Lera Auerbach was premiered in Tucson (Arizona)
The renowned Jasper String Quartet premiered Lera Auerbach's string quartet No. 10 Frozen Dreams on March 6, 2020 in Tucson, Arizoni, USA ...
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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 Auerbachs 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 Jri Reinveres opera Minona in Regensburg
Enthusiastic press comments on Jri Reinveres opera Minona in Regensburg
The author Egbert Tholl writing in, among others, the Sddeutsche Zeitung on the world premiere of the opera "Minona" by Jri Reinvere (25.01.2020, Theater Regensburg), in which ...
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Jan Mller-Wielands Gottesspur is premiered by the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
Jan Mller-Wielands Gottesspur is premiered by the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover
The inclusion of electronics is quite an exception in Jan Mller-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 Jri Reinvere's opera Minona a coup for the Beethoven year
The press calls Jri Reinvere's opera Minona a coup for the Beethoven year
"Jri 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 Jri...
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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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