"Composers combine notes, that's all."

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

 

Learn more about the people behind the music. Here you will find all information on our composers and authors: biographies, lists of works, introductory texts, photos for download, discographies, as well as a daily updated calendar of performances and much more.

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Work of the Week

09/01/2014

Work of the Week - Fazıl Say: Gezi Park 3

On 2 September, Fazıl Say's specially commissioned work for this year’s Musikfest Bremen, Gezi Park 3 , will receive its world première at Die Glocke in Bremen. Kristjan Järvi conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie ...

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Composer & Author News

08/28/2014

schott aktuell - the journal 5/2014: BALLET TODAY

Welcome to our ballet issue! This autumn sees the première of two major ballet scores by Gavin Bryars who, in addition to his pieces for the concert and operatic stage, has built a highly-acclaimed body of work in the field of ...

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07/30/2014

Gavin Bryars Ensemble Resident at Beckett Festival

The third annual "Happy Days" Samuel Beckett Festival in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland will feature Gavin Bryars and his Ensemble. Four concerts with Bryars' music will take place over the first three days of the festival, ...

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07/22/2014

Maxwell Davies reflects on time as Master of the Queen's Music

Following the announcement today of Judith Weir as the next Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies reflects on his ten years in the position: “My appointment as Master of The Queen’s Music came as a great ...

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