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03/31/2015

Casken's 'Apollinaire's Bird' Shortlisted for RPS Music Award

John Casken’s oboe concerto Apollinaire’s Bird has been shortlisted for an RPS Music Award for Large-Scale Composition.   Given annually by the Royal Philharmonic Society, the RPS Music Awards are the highest ...

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03/30/2015

Yiddish Songs

Klezmer Piano Collection - Edition with CD - A wide ranging collection of Klezmer tunes and Jewish melodies for piano. Highly flexible to use, the pieces can be performed by a solo pianist or in ...

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03/30/2015

Work of the Week - Michael Tippett: The Ice Break

On 3 April 2015 Michael Tippett’s fourth opera The Ice Break will be staged in a new production by Graham Vick and the Birmingham Opera Company. Andrew Gourlay will conduct the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, ...

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03/25/2015

Demanding Piano Pieces

Kapustin: Sonata No. 11 - For Piano - Virtuoso jazz in classical form: Nikolai Kapustin (b. 1937) is an excellent jazz pianist, arranger and composer. His piano sonatas are now published by Schott Music ...

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03/23/2015

Popular Pieces for Cello

Schott Cello Library - Score and part for cello and piano - The anthology contains 13 easy to moderately difficult original pieces which are suitable for lessons as well as concerts. Apart from the popular ...

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03/23/2015

Work of the Week - Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht, das geschah unter der Sonne

Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht, das geschah unter der Sonne (Ecclesiastical Action) is the composer’s final work, completed just five days before his death. Premiered in the concert ...

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03/18/2015

At Second Glance

Lord: Disguises - Suite for string orchestra - In Disguises Jon Lord, the famous keyboarder of the cult band 'Deep Purple', portrays three people whom he chose for their similarities as well as their ...

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03/16/2015

Work of the Week - Peter Eötvös: Paradise Reloaded (Lilith)

While working on his opera Die Tragödie des Teufels (2009), Peter Eötvös became increasingly interested in the character of Lilith, Adam’s alleged first wife. It is from this work that the idea of Lilith as protagonist ...

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