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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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08/14/2009

May I have the next dance?

Giacomo Puccini: Piccolo Tango Sheet music for piano     A tango written by Giacomo Puccini? Indeed! In 1942 'Piccolo Tango' by the Italian opera composer was published by an American music publisher. The question as to whether it was actually composed by Puccini has not been confirmed - ...

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08/10/2009

Work of the Week - Gavin Bryars: Cadman Requiem

  This years Stavanger International Music will feature the Norwegian premiere of the original version of Gavin Bryars touching Cadman Requiem by renowned vocal group The Hilliard Ensemble. The work was composed in spring 1989 in memory of the composer’s sound engineer and friend Bill Cadman ...

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08/10/2009

Haydn Year 2009: New Edition of Haydn's Sonatas for Piano

Joseph Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas Sheet music When Christa Landon first presented her edition of Haydn’s sonatas for piano in print, Haydn’s sonatas were totally eclipsed by the sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven. However, nowadays Haydn’s sonatas have escaped the niche of the piano school ...

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08/08/2009

Standard Teaching Literature

Giuseppe Gariboldi: First Exercises Sheet music for flute The Italian flute virtuoso Giuseppe Gariboldi (1833-1905) wrote numerous studies for the flute which are among today's standard teaching literature. Starting with easy melodic tonal studies, the exercises in this edition gradually ...

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08/05/2009

Curtain up on the new 'Stars & Hits' songbook series!

The issues of the series "Stars & Hits" contain only the biggest smash hits, these are the ultimate collections for all pianists, singers and guitarists. The first two issues have now been released:   Jazz and ...

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08/04/2009

Jörg Widmann and Heinz Holliger at Lucerne Festival

  As Composer-in-residence at this year’s Lucerne Festival, Jörg Widmann has been commissioned to write a new Oboe concerto for the legendary oboe player, conductor and composer Heinz Holliger. The world premiere will take place on 13th August with George Benjamin conducting the Mahler Chamber ...

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