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07/27/2015

Work of the Week - Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

Joaquín Rodrigo‘s Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra is arguably one of the most important guitar concertos ever written. This year marks the 75th anniversary of its 1940 première in Barcelona, and the piece ...

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07/21/2015

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant on CD

Discovery Music and Vision have re-released a CD of Gerald Barry’s third opera The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant recorded by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Gerhard Markson. The original release on RTÉ’s own ...

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07/20/2015

Work of the Week - Jaques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

  On 23rd July 2015, Jacques Offenbach’s opera Les Contes d'Hoffmann ("Tales of Hoffmann") will be staged by the Norwegian Opera at the Bregenz Festival, directed by Stefan Herheim. Johanne Debus ...

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07/13/2015

Work of the Week - Atsuhiko Gondai: Vice Versa

On 18 July 2015 Atsuhiko Gondai’s new orchestral work Vice Versa will receive its world premiere by Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa at Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall in Kanazawa, Japan. This is the second commission ...

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07/10/2015

Soundtrack

Movie Songs - For mixed choir - What would a good movie be without a soundtrack? This volume contains major movie hits from Goldfinger through to ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams. A concert that ...

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07/08/2015

Klezmer

Mauz: Klezmer Tunes for Clarinet - edition with CD - Rudolf Mauz presents a wide-ranging collection of Klezmer tunes and Jewish melodies for clarinet. The collection features pieces for clarinet and keyboard ...

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07/06/2015

Work of the Week - Richard Strauss: Arabella

  On 6 July 2015, Richard Strauss’ late lyric opera Arabella will be staged in a new production by theatre and film director Andreas Dresden at Munich Opera Festival. Performances will take place at Nationaltheater ...

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07/06/2015

Work of the Week - Mark-Anthony Turnage: Blood on the Floor

Paris Opéra Ballet’s “L’anatomie de la sensation (pour Francis Bacon)” featuring Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor , opened this week at the Opéra Bastille in Paris. The production, with choreography by Wayne McGregor, ...

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