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09/13/2013

Gavin Bryars's Marilyn Forever Premieres with Aventa Ensemble

On September 13, the Aventa Ensemble presents the world premiere of Gavin Bryars’s latest work for the lyric stage,  Marilyn Forever . Commissioned by Aventa and with a libretto by Marilyn Bowering, the opera is based on aspects of the life of actress Marilyn Monroe. Eivør Pálsdóttir stars ...

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09/13/2013

Pierre Jalbert's Transcendental Windows at Oberlin

Timothy Weiss leads the Oberlin Sinfonietta this month in a performance of Pierre Jalbert’s  Transcendental Windows . Composed in 2000 for David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony, the piece is comprised of nine continuous sections, each of which is titled after a different aspect or technique ...

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09/13/2013

Bernard Rands's Chains Like the Sea and Henri Dutilleux's Le temps l'horloge at UC Berkeley

The University of California at Berkeley Department of Music hosts Bernard Rands as visiting composer in September. On September 27, Rands presents a colloquium on his music, followed by a performance of his orchestral work  Chains Like the Sea , by the University of California at Berkeley ...

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09/13/2013

Tobias Picker's Dolores Claiborne Premieres at San Francisco Opera

Dolores Claiborne , Tobias Picker’s highly anticipated new opera, receives its world premiere this month at the San Francisco Opera. Based on the novel by Stephen King,  Dolores Claiborne  was commissioned by San Francisco Opera by arrangement with Andrew Welch and features a libretto ...

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09/13/2013

Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents the World Premiere of Xiaogang Ye's Twilight of the Himalayas

On September 22, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra presents a portrait concert featuring the music of Xiaogang Ye, including the world premiere of his new cantata,  Twilight of the Himalayas, op. 68 . The program, led by conductor Yongyan Hu, also includes the US premieres of both  The Last ...

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08/29/2013

schott aktuell - the journal 5/2013 online

OPERA OF OUR TIME This autumn, four operas by our composers will see their World Premières: Gavin Bryars’ chamber opera Marilyn Forever on September 13 in Victoria, Canada; Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne on September 18 in San Fransisco; and in Vienna, Peter Eötvös’ Paradise Reloaded ...

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08/28/2013

Gramophone Awards for Eötvös, Ligeti, Dutilleux discs

Three Schott composers are among the winners of the 2013 Gramophone Awards. Recordings of music by Henri Dutilleux ( Correspondances, Deutsche Grammophon), György Ligeti and Peter Eötvös ( Bartók/Eötvös/Ligeti Violin Concertos, Naïve) were selected in the Contemporary and Concerto categories respectively. ...

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08/22/2013

Hosokawa's "Klage" in Salzburg with Anna Prohaska

Renowned soprano Anna Prohaska will sing the solo part of Klage  ("Lament") by Toshio Hosokawa, his first composition for soprano and orchestra. The new piece will be premiered at the Salzburg Festival on 25. August with the NHK Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles ...

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08/02/2013

Goehr featured at Festival Messiaen in France

This summer's Festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije, set in Alpine France, explores contemporary British music alongside works by Messiaen, with Alexander Goehr as a featured composer. The festival was founded in 1998 in a region of France from which Messiaen drew inspiration for many of his works. ...

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07/24/2013

Tristan and Isolde: The Tristan Chord

'Tristan and Isolde' (WP 1865) is one of the greatest love stories ever told. Aside from the legendary ‘Quest for the Holy Grail’ and the ‘Knights of the Round Table’ of King Arthur’s era (of which stories Tristan’s is linked), the tragic union of the two lovers is one of the most frequently ...

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