13.12.2018

Sol Gabetta on Tour with Weinberg’s Cello Concerto

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Cellist Sol Gabetta is going on tour with Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Cello Concerto op. 43. She will be accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonic Radio France, conducted by Finn Mikko Franck. The tour kicks off tonight at the Kölner Philharmonie; further stops include Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Vienna, Munich, Hannover and as a culmination the Philharmonie de Paris. Weinberg wrote his dark and melancholy Cello Concerto in 1948. Premiered by old master Mstislav Rostropovich in 1957, the work was considered an insider tip for the longest time and only found its way into concert halls rather late. Hence, this special Weinberg Concerto is more than due all the attention it is getting from... [read more]

26.11.2018

UK Premiere for Weinberg’s Symphony No. 21

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Finally: Today, Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Symphony No. 21 will see its UK premiere. The Polish composer’s highly anticipated symphony subtitled “Kaddish”, completed in 1991, was his last great orchestra work and will be premiering tonight at the Birmingham Symphony Hall. Weinberg dedicated his symphony to the Holocaust victims of the Warsaw Ghetto. Soprano Maria Makeeva and Kremerata Baltika will be conducted by Latvian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Order Symphony No. 21 by Mieczyslaw Weinberg as rental material here. [read more]

26.11.2018

New Morten Lauridsen CD out

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It has been out for a few weeks now: The new CD of the Chamber Choir of Europe conducted by Nicol Matt, singing works by Morten Lauridsen. "Light eternal - the Choral Music of Morten Lauridsen” is the title of the recording published by Deutsche Grammophon, featuring the American composer’s choir music in remarkable musical quality and a few more current pieces on top. Lauridsen’s hallmark meditational musical language is particularly striking - no surprise, after all it the composer itself accompanying the choir on the piano! All Morten Lauridsen works published by Peermusic Classical are available from our catalogue of works.   [read more]

13.09.2018

Not long now: Morten Lauridsen is coming to Hamburg!

Not long now: Our American composer is coming to Hamburg for a choir workshop and concert at famous St. Michael’s church. The Chamber Choir of Europe – the singers of which have 15 different nationalities – will be performing Morten Lauridsen’s striking music conducted by Nicol Matt.  [read more]

29.08.2018

Weinberg’s Opera “The Passenger” Premieres to Great Success in Denmark

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On 22 August 2018, Mieczysław Weinberg’s opera “The Passenger” had its Scandinavian premiere in the Aarhus Musikhuset. The audience was deeply impressed with the Philipp Kochheim production which received raving reviews. “Overwhelming”, such was the verdict of the Danish press after the premiere of the opera which had its first staged premiere only in 2010 in Bregenz and was put on stage in various countries after that, even though Weinberg had already completed it in 1968 – technically is the previous century. With this in mind, this late discovery deserves the attention it is finally getting in the world of opera even more. We look forward to many exciting new productions in the Weinberg... [read more]

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