"Composers combine notes, that's all."

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

 

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Work of the Week

01/13/2015

Work of the week - Toshio Hosokawa: Blossoming II

Toshio Hosokawa’s orchestral work Blossoming II will be performed this week by two orchestras in four cities. As part of a short tour, the London Symphony Orchestra will perform the work under the baton of Robin Ticciati, ...

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Composer & Author News

01/17/2015

Casken and Goehr at Wigmore Hall

Tonight at Wigmore Hall, the Nash Ensemble perform John Casken’s Infanta Marina and Alexander Goehr’s …around Stravinsky in a pre-concert concert and discussion. The concert is part of a series for the ensemble's 50th ...

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01/14/2015

Theodorakis' "Zorbas" Ballet Touring Italy

"I took an old melody, a Cretan dance, and reworked it into an improvisation, always aware that I was going to write a specific composition later. But the final result, the dance to this old melody, was so captivating ...

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01/06/2015

Larcher Wins Stoeger Prize

Schott composer Thomas Larcher is the winner of the Elise L. Stoeger Prize for 2014/15. The Stoeger Prize is given every two years in recognition of significant contributions to the field of chamber music composition. A ...

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