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Maxwell Davies - New Patron for Manchester University Music Society

  Manchester music students have become the envy of the nation’s young scholars by appointing Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, one of the world’s leading composers, as patron to their society. Professor Phillip Grange, Head of Music, at The University of Manchester said: "This is a major coup for our ...



Work of the Week - Huw Watkins: Piano Trio

On Wednesday 25th November the renowned Florestan Trio will give the world premiere of Huw Watkins’ highly anticipated Piano Trio at London’s Wigmore Hall. Commissioned by philanthropist Vernon Ellis through the Vernon Ellis Foundation, the 20 minute composition in three movements will be the ...



In Celebration

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: A Birthday Card for Prince Charles Sheet music for string ensemble 'A Birthday Card for Prince Charles' was written for the Sanday Fiddle Club, in celebration of the sixtieth birthday of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Sanday is one of the Orkney ...



Christian Jost – Composer Portait in Cardiff

In a new series of composer portrait concerts at the recently opened BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales will focus on the music of Christian Jost. On 25 November at 7pm, four of his works will receive their UK première under the direction of Jac van Steen.   Members ...



Work of the Week - Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

For over 100 years, Engelbert Humperdinck’s enchanting opera Hansel and Gretel has entertained audiences of all ages, and as we approach Christmas this combination of the traditional fairy-tale and Humperdinck’s lavish late romantic music exerts a special magic. In the revised Schott edition ...



Schott Music Advent Calendar

Traditions play an important role, especially in December. How do our composers and authors experience this season? We asked for their personal Christmas stories. Subscribe to our Schott Advent Calendar and enjoy 24 portraits and interviews...



German Christmas Songs for Ensemble

Hermann Regner: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Sheet music for recorder quartet (string quartet) and voice These ancient German Christmas Carols are not only ideal for class, but also for performance at home or at concert. The songs in movements for recorder (SATB) or strings may also ...



Ursula Oppens Performs World Premiere of Tobias Picker's 'Three Nocturnes for Ursula'

Renowned pianist Ursula Oppens performs the world premiere of Tobias Picker's Three Nocturnes for Ursula this month at City University of New York's Elebash Recital Hall in Manhattan. A longtime Picker collaborator and close friend, Oppens will also engage in a discussion with the composers featured ...



Lee Hoiby's 'Last Letter Home' Sees World Premiere in New String Orchestra Version

This month Last Letter Home , Lee Hoiby's much loved musical setting of an American soldier's final note to his family from Iraq, receives a world premiere it its newest incarnation for string orchestra. Steven Townsend leads the Orchestra of St. James by the Sea in La Jolla California. Last Letter ...



'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Premieres on the Silver Screen; It's An Opera too!

This Fall, the film world is abuzz with the upcoming release of Wes Anderson's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's novel, Fantastic Mr. Fox . A staple of many children's bookshelves both in the US and in the UK, the story tells the tale of Mr. Fox, a Robin Hood-esque character who steals ...


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