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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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07/19/2013

Maxwell Davies Lecture on New Music

As part of the New Music Insight Lectures at the Institute of Musical Research, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Schott composer and Master of the Queen's Music - discusses the changing face of 'new' music. Universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time, Maxwell Davies ...

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07/03/2013

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski at 90

On October 3, 2013, the international music community celebrates the 90th birthday of renowned composer-conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. The creative output of this accomplished artist includes distinguished orchestral works and an impressive array of chamber compositions.  Skrowaczewski's ...

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07/03/2013

Lucerne Festival Features Composer-in-Residence Chaya Czernowin

As composer-in-residence at the 2013 Lucerne Festival, Chaya Czernowin is honored by several orchestral and chamber performances throughout the summer, including two world premieres and a new production of her chamber opera, Pnima… Inwards . At the fringe of our gaze , for orchestra and concertino ...

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