Wilfried Hiller has created his poetic and imaginative music independently of the rules and constraints of the avant garde. His collaboration with the author Michael Ende has played a significant role in his compositional career. Works such as Die zerstreute Brillenschlange
(1979), Vier musikalische Fabeln (1980–1982), Der Goggolori (1982–1983) and Das Traumfresserchen (1989–1990) have become classics in the field of contemporary music theatre for children.
In 2018, Hiller once again selected one of Ende’s texts for his composition Momo, but has additionally created numerous stage works for adult audiences, chamber music compositions, solo concertos, and works for choral and orchestral forces. He received the
Bavarian Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst and is a member of the Bavarian Academy of the Arts. Happy birthday!
Exactly 50 years ago in the autumn of 1966, the Schott publishing house launched a customer magazine presenting new works and products. The ‘Schott-Kurier’ consisted of four pages printed in black and white and was written in German, and therefore only distributed within Germany. Nowadays, our customer magazine has long been bilingual and involves a collaboration of our editors across the world in Mainz, London, Tokyo and New York. The journal is sent to musicians and programmers in over 50 countries and its 20 to 24 pages are devoted not only to new publications and premieres, but also to particularly fascinating works from our back catalogue, united under specific themes.
Schott Journal – News for Music Makers
Today you have received our first magazine with a new look. We have overhauled our layout, restructured our topics and created a special column for children’s music in concert and onstage entitled ‘Children’s Corner’. ‘Schott aktuell’ has been renamed Schott Journal – News for Music Makers. Our goal is to provide even better, more clearly organized and more interesting information on the latest news from Schott.
This first issue is devoted to major choral symphonic works, prompted by a series of premieres of compositions by Pēteris Vasks, Stefan Heucke and our American composer Hannah Lash. fortunately, choral singing is again growing in popularity. In this issue, we hope you make great discoveries of new works, particularly if you are looking for more substantial, large-scale choral symphonies.
World Premieres by:
Pēteris Vasks, Pierre Jalbert, Hannah Lash, Peter Eötvös, Toshio Hosokawa, Alexander Goehr, Richard Wagner, Stefan Heucke, and Enjott Schneider
Forst nights of works by:
Douglas J. Cuomo, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, Viktor Ullmann, Engelbert Humperdinck, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Jacques Offenbach, Modest Mussorgskij, Harry Partch, Eberhard Streul, Wilfried Hiller, Nino Rota, Carl Orff, Toshio Hosokawa, György Ligeti, and Paul Lincke
Aribert Reimann, Luigi Nono, Howard Shore, Gustav Mahler/Yoel Gamzou, Chaya Czernowin