27.01.2015
Composers

The Passenger - Opera Frankfurt

© Opera Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Opera premiered its new staging of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's opera The Passenger on 1 March 2015. Beforehand, at a particular event on 28 February 2015, 91-year-old Auschwitz survivor Zofia Posmysz commented on her novella which served as basis for the operas libretto. [read more]

20.01.2015
New Releases

Play Now! Colourful ∙ Tuneful ∙ Rhythmical

Leporello

With the new series, Music for The Twiolins, new Crossover Composition Award winning repertoire for violin duo is being published. These works and their composers are presented in the freshly printed Leporello. [read more]

19.01.2015
Composers

Ballet Premiere Anna Karenina

Mieczyslaw Weinberg© Theater Vorpommern

Choreographer Ralf Dörnen availed himself entirely of music of Mieczysław Weinberg for his new production of Lew Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. His work selection for the ballet in 2 acts is compiled from Weinberg’s Symphonies No. 5, No. 17 and No. 20 as well as from his concerto for violoncello and orchestra. So for the first time there will be dance to these works. [read more]

05.01.2015
CD Release

Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet

© Deutsche Grammophon

On January 27, 2015 the Deutsche Grammophon has published the new CD from Mohammed Fairouz titeled "Follow, Poet". This is the first recording of the young, american composer by the Yellow Label. Furthermore with this album Universal Music Classics inaugurates the new serie "The Return to Language". [read more]

18.12.2014
World Premiere

EXTRACULTURAL

© Gediminas Gelgotas

Gediminas Gelgotas new work for orchestra and ensemble, EXTRACULTURAL, had its world premiere at the Gewandhaus Leipzig on 17 January 2015. Commissioned by Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the work involves soloist appearances by members of Gelgotas ensemble NI&Co. [read more]

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