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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant on CD

Discovery Music and Vision have re-released a CD of Gerald Barry’s third opera The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant recorded by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra with conductor Gerhard Markson. The original release on RTÉ’s own label was recorded in May 2005.   Based on the play by ...



Alexander Goehr at Institute of Musical Research

On 6 July 2015, Alexander Goehr will present a lecture at the Institute of Musical Research at Senate House in London. The talk, Giving the notes their names , relates to Goehr’s recent work Vanishing Word about the ways in which language and meaning diverge over time, and how man and ...



Huw Watkins in residence at Peasmarsh Festival

Huw Watkins will be featured as guest pianist and featured composer at the Peasmarsh Festival in East Sussex, opening on 25 June. His music will be celebrated across the festival including in a portrait concert of his recent works for cello and piano on 28 June with festival director Richard Lester. ...



Gunther Schuller (1925-2015)

Schott Music is very sad to learn that American composer Gunther Schuller died on 21 June aged 89. Conductor, horn player, editor, virtuoso orchestrator, teacher and many things besides, Schuller has enjoyed a full career as musical polymath even before adding the role of self-taught composer ...



UK premiere of Penderecki's Seven Gates of Jerusalem

From 23 to 26 June, the Royal Northern College of Music will present 'Seven Gates: The Music of Poland Explored', a festival featuring the works of Krzysztov Penderecki and culminating in the UK premiere of Seven Gates of Jerusalem on 26 June. The large-scale work will be performed by RNCM Symphony ...



Swept Away Festival features Toch, Weill and Hindemith

From 19 to 21 June, Continuum Ensemble presents Swept Away: a series of concerts and talks based around the lost music of Berlin and Vienna in the 1920s including works by Schott composers Ernst Toch, Kurt Weill and Paul Hindemith.   Featuring eleven UK premieres, the festival brings ...



Peter Maxwell Davies Awarded South Bank Sky Arts Classical Prize

We are delighted that Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has been awarded the classical prize in the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2015 for his Symphony No. 10. The award was presented in a ceremony on 8 June at the Savoy Hotel in London.   Described by Davies as ‘the wildest music I’ve ever ...



UK premiere of Xiaogang Ye’s ‘The Last Paradise’

On 12 June, violinist Cho-Liang Lin and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will present the UK premiere of Xiaogang Ye’s violin concerto The Last Paradise , conducted by José Serebrier.   The Last Paradise is formed of a single narrative movement and portrays the hardship and eventual ...



Gerald Barry announced as RTÉ composer-in-residence

RTÉ have announced Gerald Barry as their new composer-in-residence from autumn 2015 to summer 2018. The residency will be framed around a number of commissions and performance opportunities involving both RTÉ orchestras, the Contempo quartet and the two choirs.   Planned commissions ...



Huw Watkins announced as BBC National Orchestra of Wales' Composer-in-Association

Schott is excited to announce that Huw Watkins has been named Composer-in-Association with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, 2015-2018.   Watkins' longstanding relationship with BBC NOW began with the commissioning of his first major orchestral work, the Piano Concerto (2001-2), ...


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