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2018/04/16

Work of the week – Paul Hindemith: Cardillac

Paul Hindemith’s first full-length opera Cardillac was one of the most popular stage works of the 1920s. On 21 April, the Landestheater Salzburg will premiere a new production by Amélie Niemeyer, with the Mozarteum Orchestra performing under the direction of Robin Davis and stage design by Stefanie Seitz. Continue reading “Work of the week – Paul Hindemith: Cardillac”

2018/04/09

Work of the week – Viktor Ullmann: The Broken Jug

On 13 April a new chamber edition of Viktor Ullman’s opera The Broken Jug (Der zerbrochene Krug) will premiere at the Cuvilliés-Theater in Munich, performed by the Munich Chamber Orchestra and conductor Karsten Januschke, with staging by Andreas Weirich. Continue reading “Work of the week – Viktor Ullmann: The Broken Jug”

2018/04/02

Work of the week – Fazil Say: Never give up

On 3 April, Fazil Say’s new cello concerto Never Give Up will premiere with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, conductor Douglas Boyd and cellist Camille Thomas as soloist at the Théâtre Champs- Elysées in Paris. Continue reading “Work of the week – Fazil Say: Never give up”

2018/03/26

Work of the week – Jörg Widmann: Partita

From 20 March – 3 April, Jörg Widmann’s new orchestral work Partita will receive its American premiere in a series of four concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons. Nelsons also led the world premiere performance on 8 March, with the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig. Continue reading “Work of the week – Jörg Widmann: Partita”

2018/03/20

Work of the week – Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Trumpet Concerto “Nobody knows de trouble I see”

 

On 20 March we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s birth. For this reason, many concerts featuring his compositions will be performed worldwide, including one of his most famous works, the Konzert “Nobody knows de trouble I see” für Trompete in C und Orchester. This week, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Fabien Gabel and with Håkan Hardenberger as soloist, will play it on 23 March, and on the following day it will be performed by Paul Hübner together with the WDR Sinfonieorchester, conducted by Brad Lubman in the Funkhaus in Cologne. Continue reading “Work of the week – Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Trumpet Concerto “Nobody knows de trouble I see””

2018/03/12

Work of the week – Thomas Larcher: Chiasma

To celebrate the inauguration of the new Gewandhaus conductor Andris Nelsons and the 275th anniversary of the orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester will perform the world premiere of Thomas Larcher’s new orchestral work Chiasma in Leipzig on 15 March. Continue reading “Work of the week – Thomas Larcher: Chiasma”

2018/03/05

Work of the week – The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

On 6 March, a new chamber by Gavin Bryars’, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, will premiere at the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, directed by Jean Lacornerie and performed by players of the Percussions Claviers de Lyon, alongside an excellent cast led by Bertrand Belin as Billy the Kid and Claron McFadden as the narrator. The project is a co-commission between the Theatre du Croix Rousse and the Theatre de la Renaissance. Continue reading “Work of the week – The Collected Works of Billy the Kid”

2018/02/19

Work of the week – Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka

On 23 February 2018, Igor Stravinsky’s Circus Polka will be performed by the Orchestre National de Lorraine and conductor Jacques Mercier in the extraordinary venue of the Amnéville Zoo, not far from the French city of Metz. Continue reading “Work of the week – Igor Stravinsky: Circus Polka”

2018/02/12

Work of the week – Fazil Say: Violin concerto

On 16 February 2018, Fazil Say’s Violin Concerto can be heard in a special production at the Astana Ballet Theatre in Kazakhstan. This will be the Kazakh premiere of the concerto and is part of Salome, a ballet themed evening with the Astana Ballet and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arman Urazgaliyev. Continue reading “Work of the week – Fazil Say: Violin concerto”

2018/02/05

Work of the week – Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Der Ring des Polykrates

On February 9 Korngold’s opera Der Ring des Polykrates will be performed in the USA for the first time. The opera will take place in the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas and will be conducted by Emmanuel Villaume. Continue reading “Work of the week – Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Der Ring des Polykrates”