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05/11/2009

Work of the Week - Rodion Shchedrin: Lithuanian Saga

  The world premiere of Rodio Shchedrin’s Lithuanian Saga takes place on May 13 th at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, in Vilnius, Lithuania, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra under the direction of chief conductor Valery Gergiev.   Shchedrin characterizes ...

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05/07/2009

A "Treasure Trove" for Pianists

Hans-Günter Heumann (Ed): Dream of Love Sheet music for piano Dream of Love No. 3 by Franz Liszt is among the best-known pieces in the piano repertoire. With its vocal melody in the rich middle register, this nocturne created in 1850 has an immediate appeal for players and listeners ...

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05/06/2009

Heinz Holliger: 70th Birthday

"My entire relation to music is such that I always try to go to the limits", Heinz Holliger once said. The ever restless Swiss composer, oboist and internationally acknowledged conductor turns 70 on 21 May. After studying composition with Sándor Veress and Pierre Boulez, Holliger found a ...

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05/06/2009

Work of the Week - Carl Orff: The Clever One

  On May 8 th , Carl Orff’s opera The Clever One ( Die Kluge ) is produced in Long Beach, California. Two further performances follow on May 17 th . The production is part of a program that brings two one-act operas from 1943 together on the same stage: Viktor Ullmann’s  The Emperor ...

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05/02/2009

The Perfect Training for Your Choir

Bertrand Gröger: Loop Songs Sheet music for choir   This choir-book contains 44 modern choral études for all SATB choirs - the perfect training for rhythm, harmony, style, scat syllables, timing, intonation and a positive atmosphere in the choir.   'Loop Songs' contains two and a ...

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04/30/2009

Timeless Pieces for String Quartet

Barrie Carson Turner (Ed.): The Vivaldi Collection Sheet music for string quartet Vivaldi was a prolific composer, very much a string composer, but also responsible for a wide variety of other work. This selection includes extracts from The Seasons - arguably the composer's most well-known ...

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04/29/2009

Dennis Russell Davies Leads the American Composers Orchestra in New York Premiere of Robert Beaser's Guitar Concerto Featuring Eliot Fisk and US Premiere of Thomas Larcher's Boese Zellen

On Friday, May 1, guitarist Eliot Fisk and the American Composers Orchestra led by Dennis Russell Davies perform the New York premiere of Robert Beaser's Guitar Concerto . Co-commissioned by the ACO, the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and the Brucknerhaus Orchester Linz, the concerto was composed ...

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04/28/2009

Outstanding Cadenzas for Beethoven and Mozart Piano Concertos

Professionals and students will know our 'Cadenza' series. It conzains cadenzas of well-known concertos from classical and romantic periods which were composed by outstanding composers and soloists of our time. The combination of historical music and contemporary additions results in extremely exciting ...

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04/27/2009

schott aktuell - the journal 3/2009 online

Shakespeare in Music Contents: p. 3: Editorial · Contents pp. 4-7: World Premieres: Christian Jost: Hamlet in Berlin, Kenneth Hesketh: PatterSongs in Liverpool, Rodion Shchedrin: Lithuanian Saga in Vilnius, Jörg Widmann: Dubairische Tänze in Berlin etc. pp. 8-9: First ...

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04/23/2009

Lifetime Achievement Award for Penderecki, Rose d'Or Nomination

On 20 April 2009 in Warsaw, Krzysztof Penderecki received the Golden Fryderyk Lifetime Achievement Award from the Polish Phonographic Academy.  The award was conferred at the annual Fryderyk awarding ceremony for classical music, jazz and popular music. The Fryderyk Polish Music Industry Awards ...

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