"Composers combine notes, that's all."

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


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Work of the Week


Work of the Week - Heinz Holliger: Dämmerlicht (Hakumei)

On 27 August, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra will premiere Heinz Holliger’s new song cycle Dämmerlicht (Hakumei) at Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The piece, based on a haiku written by Holliger himself, will be sung by soprano Sarah ...


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schott aktuell - the journal 5/2015: Verdi & Co.

From July 1, 2015, hire material for 'Edition Masterworks' (Hermann Publishing Group) is available through Schott Music. Carmen, Otello, Nabucco, Don Carlo, Rigoletto, Falstaff, Macbeth, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, L’elisir ...



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 ...



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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