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05/25/2015

Werk der Woche - Christopher Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall to Earth

Christopher Cerrone’s The Pieces That Fall To Earth for soprano and chamber orchestra receives its world premiere with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on May 26 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Hila Plitmann joins as soloist, with John Adams leading the orchestra as both conductor and curator ...

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05/18/2015

Work of the Week - Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Premiered in Dresden in 1911, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier is one of the great operas of the twentieth century and is performed regularly around the world. In the last ten years the “Comedy for music” has had more than five hundred performances in Germany alone, with productions ...

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05/12/2015

Huw Watkins announced as BBC National Orchestra of Wales' Composer-in-Association

Schott is excited to announce that Huw Watkins has been named Composer-in-Association with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, 2015-2018.   Watkins' longstanding relationship with BBC NOW began with the commissioning of his first major orchestral work, the Piano Concerto (2001-2), ...

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05/11/2015

Work of the Week - Christian Jost: ROTKAMMERTRAUM

On 15 May 2015, the stage premiere of Christian Jost’s ballet Rotkammertraum (Dream of the Red Chamber) will be given in Essen by Folkwang Tanzstudio, with choreography by Fang Yu Shen. Stage design is by Günther Hellweg, and costumes are designed by Min Lin. The work is an adaptation ...

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05/04/2015

Work of the Week - Kurt Weill: The Road of Promise

The Collegiate Chorale presents the U.S. premiere of The Road of Promise , a new concert adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel’s 1937 epic musical spectacle, The Eternal Road , at New York's Carnegie Hall on May 6-7. Conductor/director Ted Sperling leads the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, ...

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05/04/2015

Schott Music Mourns Death of Maya Plisetskaya

The prima ballerina assoluta and wife of our composer Rodion Shchedrin died in Munich on 2 May at the age of 89. She was one of the most important dancers of our time and had maintained friendly contacts with the Schott publishing house for many years. In 2000, she founded with her husband ...

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04/28/2015

schott aktuell - the journal 3/2015: The Brass Age

Our current issue focuses on the French horn – ‘Instrument of the Year 2015’ – and its brass relatives from trumpet to tuba. This is prompted by the world première of Krzysztof Penderecki’s first concerto for solo trumpet, only his second concerto for a brass instrument. Concertino will receive ...

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04/27/2015

Work of the Week - Peter Eötvös: Senza sangue

On 1 May 2015 the New York Philharmonic will stage the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’ opera Senza sangue . The opera, conceived in one act and written for only two singers, is based on Alessandro Baricco’s eponymous novella that tells the story of two people whose lives are connected ...

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04/23/2015

BBC Proms 2015

The 2015 BBC Proms season has been announced and over the summer audiences can look forward to hearing many classics from the Schott catalogue. Over nine weeks of performances, Stravinsky's music will be featured in ten different concerts in London's Royal Albert Hall including performances of ...

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04/20/2015

The invention of sirtaki

Theodorakis: Zorba's Dance - For string quartett - Outside Greece, it is regarded as THE Greek dance. And to think the sirtaki was "invented" for the film Zorba the Greek as recently as 1964 – supposedly to make the dance scene easier for the leading actor Anthony ...

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