August

Composer Yaron Gottfried Wins the 2014 Israel Prime Minister Award
Composer Yaron Gottfried Wins the 2014 Israel Prime Minister Award
The Israeli composer and creator of an ingenious arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky’s piano work “Pictures at an Exhibition” for jazz trio and orchestra, Yaron Gottfried, has been ...
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Davos Festival 2014 - Young Artists in Concert
Davos Festival 2014 - Young Artists in Concert
This year’s Davos Festival will take place from 2 to 16 August 2014; for the first time, its artistic director will be Reto Bieri. The motto of the Festival is “Halt auf Verlangen” ...
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New Production of the Opera “The Ring of Fire” by Avet Terteryan in Nagorno-Karabakh
New Production of the Opera “The Ring of Fire” by Avet Terteryan in Nagorno-Karabakh
A new production of the opera “The Ring of Fire” by Avet Terteryan will be performed on 1 September 2014 at Shusha Fortress in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. Terteryan would ...
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Mexican Premiere: Double Concerto “Why?” by Sofia Gubaidulina
Mexican Premiere: Double Concerto “Why?” by Sofia Gubaidulina
After an amazing world premiere in Italy on 22 July 2014 (Abbey of San Mercuriale in Forlì), a further Italian performance in Cividale del Friuli on 23 July 2014 and the ...
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Arvo Pärt Receives the Praemium Imperiale 2014
Arvo Pärt Receives the Praemium Imperiale 2014
The renowned music prize “Praemium Imperiale” will be awarded to the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt for his life’s work in the autumn of 2014. The prize winners of previous ...
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World Premiere: “SPIRAL” by Peter Ruzicka at Festival MDR Musiksommer
World Premiere: “SPIRAL” by Peter Ruzicka at Festival MDR Musiksommer
The artistic director, conductor and composer Peter Ruzicka has written a new work for the Leipzig Horn Quartet and the MDR Symphony Orchestra in response to a commission from the Central German ...
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Operatic Fragment “Orango” by Dmitri Shostakovich Given Swedish Premiere
Operatic Fragment “Orango” by Dmitri Shostakovich Given Swedish Premiere
Dmitri Shostakovich’s operatic fragment “Orango” for soloists, choir and orchestra, rediscovered in 2006, will be given its Swedish premiere at the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm on ...
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Marko Nikodijevic‘s “grid / index [II]” Given World Premiere in Berlin
Marko Nikodijevic‘s “grid / index [II]” Given World Premiere in Berlin
Held for the fourth time this year, the festival FREISPIEL will be focussing on the audience as its main subject. According to the organiser, “the audience often remains stuck in its function ...
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“Sogno di Stabat Mater” by Lera Auerbach – First Time in Switzerland
“Sogno di Stabat Mater” by Lera Auerbach – First Time in Switzerland
On 5 August 2014 Lera Auerbach’s concerto work “Sogno di Stabat Mater” for violin, viola, vibraphone and string orchestra given its Swiss premiere during the course of the ...
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