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schott aktuell - the journal 6/2014: INSPIRATION CHINA

Classical music holds real preeminence. At least in China. Hardly a week goes by without the opening of a new concert hall somewhere. A thorough musical education is as much a part of the normal upbringing of Chinese children as attending school. In China, whose own impressive musical tradition ...



Work of the week - Thomas Larcher: A Padmore Cycle

On 1 November, a newly orchestrated version of Thomas Larcher’s A Padmore Cycle , composed and named for tenor Mark Padmore, will be premiered by Padmore and the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Edward Gardner at London’s Barbican Hall. A Padmore Cycle consists of "eleven ...



Stephen Paulus 1949-2014

It is with deep sadness that Schott | EAM notes the passing of Stephen Paulus, a widely-beloved composer and a tireless advocate for contemporary music and those who write and perform it. Born in 1949 in Summit, NJ, and raised in Minnesota, Paulus enjoyed a close relationship with the Minnesota ...



Work of the Week - Toshio Hosokawa: Fluss

On 24 October, the Arditti Quartet (photo) present the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa’s new concerto for string quartet and orchestra, Fluss , with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln under the baton of Peter Rundel at Cologne’s Philharmonie. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, the ...



Bryars Composer in Residence at Adelaide Festival 2015

Adelaide Festival of Arts presents Gavin Bryars in Residence , a series of concerts and a chamber opera from one of the world’s leading post-minimalist composers Gavin Bryars (UK).  One of the most versatile and highly-regarded composers to emerge in the second half of the 20th ...



Work of the Week - Gavin Bryars: Peer Gynt

On 19 October, Gavin Bryars’ new ballet Peer Gynt will receive its world premiere at the Stadttheater in Bielefeld, Germany. Performed and choreographed by Gregor Zöllig and Tanztheater Bielefeld with conductor Elisa Gogou, the ballet will run at the Stadttheater until 1 February 2015. ...



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Kurt Schwitters: Ursonate - und andere Konsequente Dichtung - Kurt Schwitters’ “ Sonate in Urlauten” [Sonata in Primal Sounds] is the prototypical work at the border between speech and music. The concise title of the work alone forges a suggestive link between language material ...



Work of the Week - Benjamin Schweitzer: volapük

Volapük: This is the name German Priest Johann Martin Schleyer gave to the language he created and published in 1880. Using this universal language, he aspired to overcome differences between nations. Though the undertaking failed to materialise, it still inspired composer Benjamin Schweitzer ...



Grainger work premiered after 100 years

A previously unperformed work by Percy Grainger awaits its unveiling on 8 October at Kings Place in London: “ Youthful piano concerto movement (1896) ”. Written whilst he was studying at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt when Grainger was 13, the concerto will receive its world premiere over 100 ...



Martland Monument – A Celebration of Steve Martland

This October, the Sandee/Van Nieukerken piano duo kick off ‘Martland Monument’, a series of concerts in commemoration the late Steve Martland. Spanning the 2014/15 season, ‘Martland Monument’ plans to be a vibrant and colourful exhibition of Martland’s music, alongside the works of other outstanding ...


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