"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


Work of the Week - Fazıl Say: Hermiyas

The D-Marin International Festival, located in Turkey near the popular holiday destination Bodrum, operates under the motto: music unites cultures. This year’s festival runs from 31 July to 4 August, with the world première ...


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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, ...



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 ...



Vijay Iyer Joins Schott Music

Schott Music is delighted to announce the signing of an exclusive worldwide concert music publishing agreement with pianist and composer Vijay Iyer. Celebrated as a visionary musician, composer and writer, Vijay Iyer ...


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