This volume contains 11 duo and 10 trio arrangements of highlights from For Children, Mikrokosmos, Romanian Christmas Carols and others. The book is accompanied by a CD containing full demonstration recordings and minus-one tracks to play along to.
The release is part of The Boosey & Hawkes Bartók Edition: stylish arrangements of highlights from the leading twentieth century composer for developing musicians to learn and enjoy.
Hans Werner Henze: Being Beauteous /
– WERGO-CD auf der Bestenliste 2/2016 –
Die WERGO-CD mit Hans Werner Henzes „Being Beauteous” wurde in die Bestenliste des Preises der deutschen Schallplattenkritik aufgenommen.
Die Kantate “Being Beauteous” nach dem gleichnamigen Prosagedicht Arthur Rimbauds komponierte Henze 1963 unmittelbar nach seiner ersten USA-Reise. In Manhattan und Harlem hatte der Komponist das Aufeinanderprallen der Gegensätze von Arm und Reich erfahren.
Hans Werner Henze: “Being Beauteous /
Being Beauteous Kantate auf das gleichnamige Gedicht aus “Les Illuminations” von Arthur Rimbaud
für Koloratursopran, Harfe und vier Violincelli (1963)
Kammermusik 1958 über die Hymne “In lieblicher Bläue” von Friedrich Hölderlin
für Tenor, Gitarre und acht Instrumente (1958)
Anna Prohaska: Sopran / Peter Gijsbertsen: Tenor / NDR Sinfonieorchester /
Peter Ruzicka: Leitung
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The recording with Hans Werner Henze’s cantata “Being Beauteous” has been awarded the quarterly German Record Critics’ Award.
On 22 May, Toshio Hosokawa’s one act opera, Hanjo, will open in a production by Florentine Klepper with the Berner Symphonieorchester and Kevin John Edusei at the Concert Theatre Bern. The work was commissioned for the festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2004 and has since been staged in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Japan. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Toshio Hosokawa: Hanjo”
Hegel: Best of Guitar Classics
– 50 Famous Concert Pieces –
The 50 most beautiful and most important pieces for moderately advanced guitar players – compiled in an elegant tunebook, containing pieces by de Narvaez, J.S. Bach, Sor, Carulli, Carcassi, Tarrega, Brouwer and many more. The collection is aimed at senior classes within music schools, at students minoring in music, at musicians who participate in competitions, and last but not least at music lovers looking for performance literature to enjoy.
Further titles published in the series:
Schott is delighted to announce that Julian Anderson’s Van Gogh Blue has been awarded a 2016 RPS Award for Chamber-Scale Composition.
Taking inspiration the letters of Vincent van Gogh, Van Gogh Blue is about finding joy in ‘the sheer stuff of which art is made’ – in Van Gogh’s case colour, in Anderson’s case sound. Instrumental colour plays a large role – the use of two mobile clarinettists within the ensemble allows for new colours as their sound moves through the acoustic space of the hall.
Van Gogh Blue was a co-commission between The Serge Koussevitzsky Music Foundation, Wigmore Hall and Casa da Música and was premiered by the Nash Ensemble and Alexandre Bloch in November 2015. The Talea Ensemble gave the US premiere in March and Remix Ensemble will perform the work next season in Portugal.
RPS Music Award winners were announced last night at the annual award ceremony in London. The RPS Music Awards are the UK’s most prestigious awards for live classical music, celebrating the outstanding brilliance of distinguished musicians, composers and young artists.
On 15 May, the world premiere staging of Peter Eötvös’ opera Senza sangue will open at Opéra d’Avignon in France conducted by Eötvös himself as part of Festival d’Avignon. Senza sangue was premiered in concert last year by the New York Philharmonic in Cologne.
Based on the novel of the same name by Alessandro Baricco, the opera is set during the Spanish Civil War. A young man and his comrades murder the family of a young girl, but when his eyes meet the young girl’s gaze, he decides to spare her life. The girl spends her life seeking revenge, killing the men who murdered her family one by one, except for the man who saved her. She longs for the gaze that changed her life so many years ago, in the hope that it might save her again.
Peter Eötvös on writing Senza sangue
“Senza sangueis my tenth opera. I have prepared myself like a film director, who wants to shoot his next film in black and white. In my earlier operas I wanted to show a colourful range of sounds; now I’m looking for sharp contrasts and shadings of black, grey and white. I based the orchestral score on sound collaboration, not on the independence of the different voices. Many instruments are playing the same melodies producing a powerful sound, similar to the Japanese calligraphy where with the stroke of a brush, one big line is made.” – Peter Eötvös
Senza sangue will be performed in new productions across 2016-17 including at Armel Opera and Hamburg State Opera, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will give the UK concert premiere at the Barbican in 2017.
photo: Klaus Rudolph
Wächter/Weinzierl: Schott Flute Library
– Score and part –
This anthology presents a selection of original works from 300 years of flute history – from the Baroque period to Classical modernism, from Telemann to Paul Hindemith, from virtuoso to sentimental. The level of difficulty of the 17 pieces ranges between advanced lower level and beginning advanced level. This edition is a perfect addition to the flute repertoire and a rich treasure trove for audition or competition pieces.