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05/14/2009

Gavin Bryars' "The Bulls of Bashan" at Spoleto Festival USA

Festival season will soon be in full swing, and the Spoleto Festival USA kicks off another summer season full of music from the Schott Music/EAM catalogue as they present Gavin Bryars' violin concerto The Bulls of Bashan on May 23. Spoleto Artistic Associate John Kennedy leads the Spoleto Festival ...

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05/14/2009

Ullmann's "The Emperor of Atlantis," Orff's "The Clever One" in the Hull of the Queen Mary

Long Beach Opera pairs Viktor Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis ( Der Kaiser von Atlantis ) and Carl Orff's The Clever One ( Die Kluge ) in new productions this month directed and conducted by Andreas Mitisek. Though created under very different political circumstances, both works were composed ...

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05/14/2009

Schott Music Releases Paul Hindemith Composer Portrait Sampler CD

Schott Music is proud to announce the release of the Paul Hindemith CD Portrait, the most recent installment of Schott's Composer CD Portrait Series. The composer CD Portrait Series contains audio samples and specific details and comprehensive liner notes on a composer's key works, acting as a useful ...

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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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