"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 - Hans Werner Henze: Pollicino

Hans Werner Henze’s children’s opera Pollicino opens at the Teatro Goldoni in Florence on 24 February 2015, conducted by Alessandro Cadario with the Orchestra del Conservatorio L. Cherubini di Firenze and the Coro di ...


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schott aktuell - the journal 2/2015: LUX

The United Nations have designated 2015 the International Year of Light. The intention is to bring focus to the significance of light to human beings as well as to culture, science and technology It’s not ...




Gavin Bryars in Residence at the Adelaide Festival 2015

Tonight marks the start of Gavin Bryars’ residency at the Adelaide Festival of Arts which will include the Australian premiere of his opera Marilyn Forever . As one of the most celebrated and profilic composers, both in the UK ...



Casken and Goehr at Wigmore Hall

Tonight at Wigmore Hall, the Nash Ensemble perform John Casken’s Infanta Marina and Alexander Goehr’s …around Stravinsky in a pre-concert concert and discussion. The concert is part of a series for the ensemble's 50th ...


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