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05/12/2015

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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04/28/2015

schott aktuell - the journal 3/2015: The Brass Age

Our current issue focuses on the French horn – ‘Instrument of the Year 2015’ – and its brass relatives from trumpet to tuba. This is prompted by the world première of Krzysztof Penderecki’s first concerto for solo trumpet, only his second concerto for a brass instrument. Concertino will receive ...

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04/23/2015

BBC Proms 2015

The 2015 BBC Proms season has been announced and over the summer audiences can look forward to hearing many classics from the Schott catalogue. Over nine weeks of performances, Stravinsky's music will be featured in ten different concerts in London's Royal Albert Hall including performances of ...

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03/31/2015

Casken's 'Apollinaire's Bird' Shortlisted for RPS Music Award

John Casken’s oboe concerto Apollinaire’s Bird has been shortlisted for an RPS Music Award for Large-Scale Composition.   Given annually by the Royal Philharmonic Society, the RPS Music Awards are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. The awards are independent ...

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03/12/2015

Intoxicating opera: European premiere of Marc Blitzstein's Triple-Sec

On 14 March 2015, Marc Blitzstein’s short opera Triple-Sec will receive its European premiere at the Berlin Konzerthaus directed by Tobias Ribitzki. Following its first performance in Philadelphia in 1929, the work was a frequent feature in the opera house and Blitzstein enjoyed subsequent ...

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03/05/2015

Gavin Bryars Ballet 'Underworld' presented by Vincent Dance Theatre

Thursday 5 March marks the first in a series of performances of 'Underworld', a contemporary dance show by Vincent Dance Theatre with music by Gavin Bryars.  Bryars' haunting score for 'Underworld', which is based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, takes as its influence Orpheus’ ...

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02/27/2015

schott aktuell - the journal 2/2015: LUX

The United Nations have designated 2015 the International Year of Light. The intention is to bring focus to the significance of light to human beings as well as to culture, science and technology It’s not surprising that my colleagues and I came upon an extraordinary ...

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02/27/2015

Gavin Bryars in Residence at the Adelaide Festival 2015

Tonight marks the start of Gavin Bryars’ residency at the Adelaide Festival of Arts which will include the Australian premiere of his opera Marilyn Forever . As one of the most celebrated and profilic composers, both in the UK and internationally, Bryars will be in attendance as both conductor ...

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01/17/2015

Casken and Goehr at Wigmore Hall

Tonight at Wigmore Hall, the Nash Ensemble perform John Casken’s Infanta Marina and Alexander Goehr’s …around Stravinsky in a pre-concert concert and discussion. The concert is part of a series for the ensemble's 50th anniversary season showcasing some of the many works they commissioned ...

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01/14/2015

Theodorakis' "Zorbas" Ballet Touring Italy

"I took an old melody, a Cretan dance, and reworked it into an improvisation, always aware that I was going to write a specific composition later. But the final result, the dance to this old melody, was so captivating we decided not to change it." It was a fortunate twist of fate, ...

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