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08/27/2009

schott aktuell - the journal 5/2009 online

- Strictly Strings - Contents: p. 3: Editorial · Contents pp. 4-7: World Premieres; Peteris Vasks: Vox amoris in Sydney, Gavin Bryars: Four Songs from Northern Seas in Leeds, Chaya Czernowin:  Algae in Leuven (B), Huw Watkins: Miniatures in Norfolk, et al. p. 7: ...

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08/27/2009

Bohuslav Martinu - 50th Anniversary of Death on 28 August 2009

Bohuslaw Martinu was born in Bohemia in 1890 and lived through the shattering times of the first half of the twentieth century. In the face of upheaval and the loss of his homeland, Martinu remained a cheerful, versatile man full of energy and creativity. Martinu’s career began on a fairly unpromising ...

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Martland

08/27/2009

Steve Martland - World Premiere

On Friday 28th August, the Zephirus Saxophone Quartet will present the world premiere of Steve Martland's Short Story in a late night concert at the Prestiegne Festival. Commissioned by the festival with funding from The Arts Council Wales, Martland's new work promises to be one of the concert highlights ...

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Bryars

08/26/2009

Gavin Bryars - Laude Cortonese vol. 2

Following in the success of Gavin Bryars’ first volume of Laude for unaccompanied female voices, Laude Cortonese vol. 2, for mixed voices a cappella is now available.  Containing 10 laude written between 2002 and 2007, the unaccompanied vocal works give the opportunity for new vocal combinations (soprano ...

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08/26/2009

16 Famous Pop Ballads for Saxophone

Dirko Juchem: Pop Ballads Sheet music for alto saxophone 'Pop Ballads' continues our new Schott Saxophone Lounge series which is aimed at every sax player looking for new playable arrangements. Our successful author Dirko Juchem ('Saxophon Spielen - Mein schönstes Hobby') has arranged ...

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Presteigne

08/25/2009

Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts 2009

Huw Watkins will be the featured composer at this year's Presteigne Festival which opens on 27th August 2009.  Now in its 27th year, the festival, which takes place at various venues in and around the picturesque Welsh town of Presteigne, has a long history of championing living composers and this ...

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08/24/2009

Work of the Week - Fazil Say: Summertime Variations

Schott Music’s unique 'Virtuoso Piano Transcription Series' regularly features challenging piano transcriptions of classical masterpieces and there couldn’t be a better example for these late august days than the new Summertime Variations , Fazil Say’s transcription of the famous aria from ...

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08/19/2009

Work of the Week - Mátyás Seiber: Improvisations

This year, the Young Euro Classic 2009 Festival includes a performance of Improvisations for Jazzband and Orchestra by Mátyás Seiber and Johnny Dankworth by the German Federal Jazz Orchestra and the German Federal Youth Orchestra in Berlin, on August 23rd. This concert will kick off these two ...

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08/19/2009

David Drew - In Memoriam

The distinguished musicologist David Drew, has died aged 78.   Alexander Goehr has written a moving tribute to his old friend in The Guardian, which we reproduce here. "No job description, whether musicologist, critic, cultural historian, publisher or editor quite fits David Drew, who has ...

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08/18/2009

A Must for Any Clarinettist!

Mauz: Step by step Sheet music for clarinet This volume contains more than 100 exercises and studies providing clarinettists with the opportunity to work systematically on the most important aspects of clarinet playing: articulation and phrasing, dexterity of fingers, sound control ...

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