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2018/08/20

Work of the Week – Fazil Say: Umut Senfonisi

On 25 August 2018, Fazil Say’s fourth symphony Umut Senfonisi will be premiered by the Dresden Philharmonic and conductor Michael Sanderling at the Kulturpalast Dresden. The orchestra commissioned the work from Say, who will be their Composer-in-Residence for the 2018-19 season. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Fazil Say: Umut Senfonisi”

2018/08/13

Work of the Week – Thomas Larcher: The Hunting Gun

On 15 August, Thomas Larcher’s The Hunting Gun will receive its world premiere at Bregenz Festival in a production directed by the acclaimed Austrian actor and film director Karl Markovics. Michael Boder will conduct Ensemble Modern, Schola Heidelberg vocal ensemble and an exceptional cast including Sarah Aristidou, Giulia Peri, Olivia Vermeulen, Robin Tritschler and André Schuen. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Thomas Larcher: The Hunting Gun”

2018/08/06

Work of the Week – Christian Jost: Dichterliebe

On 8 August 2018, Christian Jost’s song cycle Dichterliebe for tenor and 9 instrumentalists will receive its Danish premiere at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. Jost himself will conduct the Horenstein Ensemble and tenor Peter Lodahl, with accompanying media scenography by Tabea Rothfuchs. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Christian Jost: Dichterliebe”

2018/07/30

Work of the Week – Huw Watkins: Four Fables

On 31 July, Huw Watkin’s new chamber work Four Fables for clarinet and piano trio will receive its world premiere at Three Choirs Festival in Hereford, performed by clarinettist Robert Plane and the Gould Piano Trio. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Huw Watkins: Four Fables”

2018/07/23

Work of the Week – Lei Liang: Lakescape VI

On July 25, the world premiere of Lei Liang’s Lakescape VI for woodwind quintet will be performed at the Bennington Chamber Music Conference. The piece was commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Lei Liang: Lakescape VI”

2018/07/16

Work of the Week – Dieter Schnebel: Utopien

 

On 17 July in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, Dieter Schnebel’s theatre work Utopien (2008-2013) will be performed by members of the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart ensemble, including sopranos Sarah Maria Sun and Susanne Leitz-Lorey, mezzo-soprano Truike van der Poel, tenor Martin Nagy, baritone Guillermo Anzorena and bass Andreas Fischer. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Dieter Schnebel: Utopien”

2018/07/09

Work of the Week – Krzysztof Penderecki: St Luke Passion

On 14 July, Penderecki’s seminal work St Luke-Passion will be performed as part of the Festival de Lauaudière in Quebec, Canada. Kent Nagano will conduct The Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Chor Filharmonii Krakowskiej, joined by soprano Sarah Wegener, baritone Lucas Meachem and bass Matthew Rose. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Krzysztof Penderecki: St Luke Passion”

2018/07/02

Work of the Week – Paul Hindemith: Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen

Hindemith’s triptych of one-act operas Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen (1919), Das Nusch-Nuschi (1920) and Sancta Susanna (1921), document Hindemith’s affinity with the second wave of literary Expressionism following the end of the First World War. On 8 July 2018, both Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen and Sancta Susanna will be performed in concert at Grafenegg Festival under the baton of Leon Bostein. Continue reading “Work of the Week – Paul Hindemith: Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen”

2018/06/25

Work of the week – Toshio Hosokawa: Erdbeben. Träume

On 1 July, Toshio Hosokawa’s new opera Erdbeben. Träume, commissioned by the Staatstheater Stuttgart, will receive its world premiere in a production by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito with Oper Stuttgart. This will be Jossi Wieler’s last production before Viktor Schoner takes over the management of the opera house next season. Continue reading “Work of the week – Toshio Hosokawa: Erdbeben. Träume”

2018/06/18

Work of the week – Hans Werner Henze: Pollicino

On 23 June the children’s opera Pollicino by Hans Werner Henze will open at Cologne Opera in a production by Saskia Kuhlmann. Soloists from Cologne Opera will be joined by pupils of the Cologne Humboldt-Gymnasium and the Cologne Rheinische, and Rainer Mühlbach will conduct. Continue reading “Work of the week – Hans Werner Henze: Pollicino”