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08/18/2014

Work of the Week - Jörg Widmann: Babylon-Suite

Jörg Widmann is the Composer in Residence at this summer's Grafenegg Festival in Austria. Alongside performances of his works, Widmann has been commissioned to write a new work for orchestra, Babylon-Suite , which will receive its world première on 21 August by Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich ...

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08/15/2014

For viola

Telemann: 6 Sonatinen - Arrangement for viola and basso continuo - This arrangement of Telemann's '6 Sonatinas' makes a major standard work for violin accessible to the viola. As classic examples of the 'mixed taste', they perfectly combine Italian and French stylistic elements. ...

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08/15/2014

German Record Critics’ Award

Love Songs – dedicated to ensemble recherche - WERGO-CD receives Quaterly Award 3/2014 - During preparations for their 25th anniversary in 2010, the ensemble recherche came to the conclusion that “There are no love songs anymore!” So they requested such pieces for the celebration ...

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08/13/2014

Calm and cheerful

Hindemith: Symphonia Serena - Study score - Hindemith's 'Symphonia Serena' was written in 1946, i.e. right after the end of the Second World War. It is one of Hindemith's most appealing works which, as the title suggests, conveys a cheerful, relaxed mood.     ...

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08/11/2014

Rocking and soulful

Juchem: Rock Ballads - For tenor saxophone and piano - Rock ballads are generally among the most successful and most popular pieces in music. With this new volume in the popular Schott Saxophone Lounge series, the successful author Dirko Juchem proves that these pieces are ...

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08/11/2014

Work of the Week - Hans Werner Henze: I sentimenti di Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

On the occasion of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s 300th birthday, this year’s Bach en Combrailles festival opens on 11 August with I sentimenti di Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach by Hans Werner Henze. Roberto Forés Veses conducts the Orchestre d’Auvergn in the Église Notre-Dame in Herment, France. ...

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08/08/2014

En route to become a violin virtuoso

Mollenhauer: The Boy Paganini - Fantasy for Violin and Piano - With this book, the German-American composer Edward Mollenhauer has secured a permanent place in recitals. Of moderate difficulty, the piece is a fireworks of beautiful melodies and brilliant idiomatic figurations ...

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08/06/2014

Continuation of the Complete Edition

Schoenberg: Bearbeitungen und Gelegenheitswerke für Kammerorchester - Critical report, sketches, genesis and history of the work, documents, early pieces - The fact that Schoenberg ushered in a fundamental change of the musical view of the world is undisputed. This volume ...

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08/04/2014

Moving sounds

Hindemith: Trauermusik - for violoncello and organ - The last movement of this possibly most beautiful piece by Hindemith is a chorale. So the obvious thing to do is to publish a version for string instrument plus organ. Now, this funeral music can also be performed in the ...

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08/04/2014

Work of the Week - Giovanni Paisiello: La serva padrona

In 1920, impresario Sergei Diaghilev commissioned the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi to revise Giovanni Paisiello's opera buffa, La Serva padrona , for his Ballets Russes. Respighi shortened Paisiello’s work, reorchestrated it, and even added choir in several places. Also he added ...

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