"Composers combine notes, that's all."

(Igor Stravinsky, russ./am. composer, 1882-1971)


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Work of the Week


Work of the Week - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Premiered in Dresden in 1911, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier is one of the great operas of the twentieth century and is performed regularly around the world. In the last ten years the “Comedy for music” has had ...


Composer & Author News


Huw Watkins announced as BBC National Orchestra of Wales' Composer-in-Association

Schott is excited to announce that Huw Watkins has been named Composer-in-Association with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, 2015-2018.   Watkins' longstanding relationship with BBC NOW began with the commissioning ...



schott aktuell - the journal 3/2015: The Brass Age

Our current issue focuses on the French horn – ‘Instrument of the Year 2015’ – and its brass relatives from trumpet to tuba. This is prompted by the world première of Krzysztof Penderecki’s first concerto for solo trumpet, only ...



BBC Proms 2015

The 2015 BBC Proms season has been announced and over the summer audiences can look forward to hearing many classics from the Schott catalogue. Over nine weeks of performances, Stravinsky's music will be featured in ten different ...


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