"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 - Huw Watkins: In The Locked Room

On 4 July 2015, Huw Watkins’ one-act chamber opera In the Locked Room will receive its German premiere in a new production by Staatsoper Hamburg, directed by Petra Müller and conducted by Daniel Carter. The opera was ...


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Huw Watkins in residence at Peasmarsh Festival

Huw Watkins will be featured as guest pianist and featured composer at the Peasmarsh Festival in East Sussex, opening on 25 June. His music will be celebrated across the festival including in a portrait concert of his recent works ...



Gunther Schuller (1925-2015)

Schott Music is very sad to learn that American composer Gunther Schuller died on 21 June aged 89. Conductor, horn player, editor, virtuoso orchestrator, teacher and many things besides, Schuller has enjoyed a full career ...



UK premiere of Penderecki's Seven Gates of Jerusalem

From 23 to 26 June, the Royal Northern College of Music will present 'Seven Gates: The Music of Poland Explored', a festival featuring the works of Krzysztov Penderecki and culminating in the UK premiere of Seven Gates of Jerusalem ...


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