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08/04/2014

Moving sounds

Hindemith: Trauermusik - for violoncello and organ - The last movement of this possibly most beautiful piece by Hindemith is a chorale. So the obvious thing to do is to publish a version for string instrument plus organ. Now, this funeral music can also be performed in the ...

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08/04/2014

Work of the Week - Giovanni Paisiello: La serva padrona

In 1920, impresario Sergei Diaghilev commissioned the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi to revise Giovanni Paisiello's opera buffa, La Serva padrona , for his Ballets Russes. Respighi shortened Paisiello’s work, reorchestrated it, and even added choir in several places. Also he added ...

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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, which runs from 31 July to 10 August. The opening event of the ...

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07/28/2014

Surprising!

Rosenblatt: If Scarlatti could swing - 2 Sonatas für piano - Rosenblatt makes Scarlatti swing: phrasings, rhythms and the one-movement sonata form of Scarlatti are combined with rhythms, melodic lines and a bit of swing from jazz music. An unexpected mixture of highly virtuoso ...

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07/28/2014

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 of Fazıl Say’s Hermiyas - The Boy on the Dolphin at the opening ...

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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 surprise, but I seized the opportunity as it offered the possibility ...

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07/22/2014

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 has been called "one of the world's most inventive new-generation ...

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07/22/2014

Kamran Ince's "Songs with Other Words" Debuts at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival; Portrait Concert with Present Music

As part of this year’s Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, which takes place at venues across Northern Germany, the intrepid “classical band” Spark gives the world premiere of Kamran Ince’s Songs in Other Words . The premiere takes place on August 1 at the historic ACO Thormannhalle in Rendsbug-Büdelsdorf, ...

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07/22/2014

Tobias Picker Celebrates 60; "An American Tragedy" Opens at The Glimmerglass Festival

We send our warmest wishes to our own Tobias Picker on the occasion of his 60th birthday on July 18. In honor of the occasion, The Glimmerglass Festival debuts its new production of Picker’s An American Tragedy on July 20, which also marks the world premiere of the revised version of the work. ...

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07/22/2014

World Premiere of Bernard Rands's "Folk Songs" at Tanglewood's Festival of Contemporary Music

As the Boston Symphony Orchestra settles back into its summer home at the Tanglewood Music Festival, we look forward to the annual Festival of Contemporary Music, which takes place from July 17 through 21 in the scenic Berkshires of western Massachusetts. This year’s program features a thrilling ...

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