schott aktuell - the journal 5/2011 online
Scientists estimate that there are 1,367,555 animal species currently known on earth. Insects and spiders constitute the largest group by far with a total exceeding a million different species. The figure is somewhat more modest in the world of theatre, or to be more precise, music theatre: stages across the globe are almost exclusively populated by vertebrates – we encounter cats, foxes, bears and birds as singing protagonists in musical fables, allegories, satires and fairy tales. The extent and diversity of bestiary in opera is actually fairly impressive!
- from the editorial by Christiane Krautscheid, Schott Music Mainz
p 3: Editorial by Christiane Krautscheid · Contents
pp 4-7: World Premières: Christian Jost: Mikropolis · John Casken: Winter Reels · Chaya Czernowin: Zohar Iver (blind radiance) · Naji Hakim: Augsburger Symphonie · Stefan Heucke: Nikolaus Groß · Toshio Hosokawa: Autumn Wind · Tatjana Komarova: Dialogische Essenzen · Tobias Picker: Piano Quintet etc.
pp 8-9: First Nights: Gavin Bryars - Ballet with Amjad and Violin Concerto in Bielefeld · Toshio Hosokawa: Hanjo in Duisburg · Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Simplicius Simplicissimus in Dresden · Richard Strauss: Elektra in Rome · Viktor Ullmann: Der Kaiser von Atlantis in Szeged etc.
p 9: Howard Shore - 65th birthday on 18 October 2011
pp 10-17: Stage Animals - pepertoire recommendations around animals and operas
pp 18-19: New sheet music editions
p 19: News: Golden Lion for Peter Eötvös · Bavarian Order of Merit for Carl Orff's widow Liselotte Orff · Schott on Facebook · Schott Composers in Residence: Thomas Larcher in Salzburg and Vienna, Tobias Picker in New York City, Peteris Vasks in Zurich
p 20: Repertoire - Nino Rota: Lo scoiattolo in gamba (The Witty Squirrel)