"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 - Michael Tippett: The Ice Break

On 3 April 2015 Michael Tippett’s fourth opera The Ice Break will be staged in a new production by Graham Vick and the Birmingham Opera Company. Andrew Gourlay will conduct the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, ...


Composer & Author News


Intoxicating opera: European premiere of Marc Blitzstein's Triple-Sec

On 14 March 2015, Marc Blitzstein’s short opera Triple-Sec will receive its European premiere at the Berlin Konzerthaus directed by Tobias Ribitzki. Following its first performance in Philadelphia in 1929, the work ...



Gavin Bryars Ballet 'Underworld' presented by Vincent Dance Theatre

Thursday 5 March marks the first in a series of performances of 'Underworld', a contemporary dance show by Vincent Dance Theatre with music by Gavin Bryars.  Bryars' haunting score for 'Underworld', which is based ...



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 ...


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