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2016/05/20

For Clarinet in B flat

Schott Clarinet Library Schott Clarinet Library
24,00 €

Mauz: Schott Clarinet Library

– Score and part –

The Schott Clarinet Library anthology is a varied collection of works for clarinet and piano. Apart from well-known and popular compositions by Niels W. Gade, Nor­bert Burg­mül­ler and Carl Maria von Weber, this volume also contains lesser known, yet charming works, e.g. by Charles Koech­lin, Nino Rota, Alex­an­der Tche­r­ep­nin or Alfred Uhl. This edition takes you on a fascinating musical journey of discovery while at the same time providing comprehensive material for lessons, concerts and competitions.

2016/05/18

Duos & Trios for Violin

  • Selected highlights of Bartók’s pedagogical output
  • For 2 to 3 violinists
  • CD of full demos and minus-one tracks
  • Suitable for intermediate players

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.

Sample Content:

Duos

  • Baking Song
  • County Fair
  • If There Were Cherries
  • In Yugoslav Style
  • In the Water
  • Where Are Your Geese?
Trios

  • Carol no 7
  • Come Home, Lidi
  • Round Dance
  • Rogue’s Song/Sorrow
  • Bulgarian Rhythm
  • Drinking Song
2016/05/17

Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

Being Beauteous / Kammermusik 1958 Being Beauteous / Kammermusik 1958
18,50 €

Hans Werner Henze: Being Beauteous /
Kammermusik 1958

– 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.

Bestenliste 2/2016

Hans Werner Henze: “Being Beauteous /
Kammermusik 1958”

WER 73342

 

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

 

2016/05/16

Work of the Week – Toshio Hosokawa: Hanjo

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”

2016/05/12

Schlagwerk in Wiesbaden

Der Wiesbadener Musiker Wolfgang Schliemann hat im weiten Feld des zeitgenössischen Musikschaffens eine Position eingenommen, die ebenso spezialisiert wie vielseitig ist. Als Perkussionist und Performer betreibt er die Kunst des Schlagzeugspiels als fortgesetztes Projekt erweiterter Möglichkeiten. Seine radikale Spielauffassung (: alles, was klingt, kann auch Musik werden) schlägt sich in der Praxis vorwiegend freier Improvisation nieder.

Im Juni ist Wolfgang Schliemann in drei Veranstaltungen im Kunsthaus Wiesbaden zu erleben: am 4. Juni im Konzert des Trio «TripleS» zusammen mit Silvia Sauer (Stimme) und Martin Speicher (Saxofone, Klarinetten), am 11. Juni in der Performance «Helmeneutik VIII: Grenzen / Fluchten / Utopien» mit Roland Wolf (Aktion) und am 27. Juni mit dem LautSprecherKonzert «FormFollowsFunction», das die Möglichkeiten der Nahmikrofonierung und der Mehrspurtechnik als künstlerisches Gestaltungsmittel nutzt. «FormFollowsFunction lässt sich genießen als Hörspiel ohne Text, als Klangfilm ohne Bild oder einfach als Musik.» Mehr unter www.artist-wiesbaden.de

2016/05/11

For Guitar

Best of Guitar Classics Best of Guitar Classics
19,50 €

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:

Julian Anderson wins RPS Award 2016

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.

(05/11/2016)
2016/05/09

Work of the Week – Peter Eötvös: Senza sangue

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

 

2016/05/06

Original Pieces for Flute and Piano

Schott Flute Library Schott Flute Library
24,00 €

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.