"Composers combine notes, that's all."

(Igor Stravinsky, russ./am. composer, 1882-1971)

 

Learn more about the people behind the music. Here you will find all information on our composers and authors: biographies, lists of works, introductory texts, photos for download, discographies, as well as a daily updated calendar of performances and much more.

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Work of the Week

09/15/2014

Work of the Week – Jacques Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Since its world première in 1881, the opéra fantastique Les Contes d'Hoffmann ("The Tales of Hoffmann") by Jacques Offenbach has been regularly performed around the world. 17 September marks the opening ...

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Composer & Author News

09/19/2014

 The Importance of Being Earnest Released on CD

NMC Recordings releases the first recording of Gerald Barry's outlandish and wildly successful opera,  The Importance of Being Earnest , on 22 September as part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations. Thomas Adès leads ...

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09/04/2014

Julian Anderson joins Schott

Schott Music is pleased to announce a new exclusive publishing agreement with Julian Anderson, one of the foremost composers of our time. Schott will publish Anderson’s future works beginning with his Violin ...

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08/28/2014

schott aktuell - the journal 5/2014: BALLET TODAY

Welcome to our ballet issue! This autumn sees the première of two major ballet scores by Gavin Bryars who, in addition to his pieces for the concert and operatic stage, has built a highly-acclaimed body of work in the field of ...

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