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01/13/2010

Carl Orff: World Première after 97 Years of 'Gisei - The Victim'

On 30 January Carl Orff´s opera Gisei - Das Opfer (Gisei - The Victim) will receive its world première. 97 years after its composition the Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany, is presenting the first production ever, directed by John Dew and under the baton of Constantin Trinks. From his early ...

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01/11/2010

Rediscovery of Joaquín Turina's Compositions for Guitar

Joaquín Turina: Obras para Guitarra Sheet music for guitar (Urtext) Turina's guitar compositions are among the most important works of the 20th century and form part of the standard repertoire of every concert guitarist. Up until now, however, these works have only appeared ...

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01/11/2010

Work of the Week - Alexandr Konstantinowitsch Glasunov: Chopiniana

This year the musical world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Frédéric Chopin’s birth. On January 17, two orchestras will play Alexandr Glasunov’s Chopiniana in honor of this milestone. The Orchestre Symphonique de l'Aube will perform at the Théâtre de Champagne in Troyes, France, and the ...

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01/07/2010

A Tale of 1001 Nights for Violin

Fazil Say: Violin Concerto Piano reduction with solo part "My Violin Concerto consists of four movements whose inspiration is loosely connected with Scheherazade’s One Thousand and One Nights. As appropriate for an oriental soundscape, the orchestra includes a series of Turkish ...

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01/07/2010

O Fortuna tops The People's Classical Chart

 O Fortuna from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana has been named the 'most listened to piece of classical music' in a new poll. The People's Classical Music Chart, was compiled by PPL for BBC Radio 2 and charts the most played pieces of classical music over the past 75 years. Aside from regular concert ...

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01/06/2010

Opening of the Hans Werner Henze Project RUHR.2010

The cultural institutions of the Ruhr have joined together to form a unique initiative to present the oeuvre of the Westphalia-born Hans Werner Henze in all its facets. Henze is acknowledged not only as a composer, but also as a writer, festival founder and communicator of music whose work and ...

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01/05/2010

Work of the Week - George Gershwin: An American in Paris

You would be hard-pressed to find an American composer whose combination of Jazz and Classical music is as effective or successful as that of George Gershwin. The orchestral work An American in Paris is arguably Gershwin’s greatest achievement of this synthesis, perhaps only second to the ...

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01/04/2010

Baroque Music for Organ

Johann Pachelbel: Selected Organ Works Sheet music for organ Although the Canon in D major for three violins and basso continuo earned him virtually worldwide fame, the oeuvre of Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) undoubtedly focuses on the field of organ music. His oeuvre influenced ...

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12/30/2009

The more you read, the more you hear

Peter Iljitsch Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rokoko Theme for Cello and Orchestra Study score plus CD An homage of Tchaikovsky to the great admired example of Mozart and a challenge to the solo cellist: 'Rokoko-Variationen', the theme of which follows the style of 18th-century music ...

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12/28/2009

Romantic Piano Repertoire

Nils Franke (Ed.): Romantic Piano Anthology Vol. 3 Sheet music for piano This anthology contains 20 original works by nineteenth century composers and intends to reflect the stylistic breath of the music of this period, from Field to Reger and Mendelssohn to Scriabin. Several ...

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