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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 for the first time. The present sonata was written in the 1990s and is ...

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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 Baroque sonatas, such as by Vivaldi or de Fesch, there are lesser ...

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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 hall in 1972, it will receive its first scenic performance on 27 March ...

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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 contrasts: In the opening movement, he chose the composer Sir Malcolm ...

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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 originated, which grew to become the opera Paradise Reloaded (Lilith) ...

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03/13/2015

Now available from WERGO

Gerhard Stäbler: HEISS! - Works for Organ - As a schoolboy, Gerhard Stäbler was already interested in the organ and later chose to study the instrument. His comprehensive catalogue of works, however, only contains the five pieces for this monumental instrument compiled here. ...

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03/12/2015

Intoxicating opera: European premiere of Marc Blitzstein's Triple-Sec

On 14 March 2015, Marc Blitzstein’s short opera Triple-Sec will receive its European premiere at the Berlin Konzerthaus directed by Tobias Ribitzki. Following its first performance in Philadelphia in 1929, the work was a frequent feature in the opera house and Blitzstein enjoyed subsequent ...

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03/09/2015

Work of the Week - Julian Anderson: In lieblicher Bläue

"She easily combines passion with subtlety, takes the liberty of playing with utmost restraint as well as plunging head-on into the material," commented the judging panel as the exceptional violinist Carolin Widmann received the Schneider-Schott-Music-Award in 2014. Widmann’s frequent ...

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03/06/2015

Baroque Guitar Sounds

Baroque Guitar Anthology - 12 pieces for guitar and lute - The volume contains 16 original works by composers of the 17th and 18th centuries, transcribed for guitar by co-author Stuart Willis, including pieces by Bach, Weiss, Kellner, and Corbetta. With its carefully selected ...

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03/05/2015

Gavin Bryars Ballet 'Underworld' presented by Vincent Dance Theatre

Thursday 5 March marks the first in a series of performances of 'Underworld', a contemporary dance show by Vincent Dance Theatre with music by Gavin Bryars.  Bryars' haunting score for 'Underworld', which is based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, takes as its influence Orpheus’ ...

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