16.04.2013Matthias Pintscher’s Bereshit for large ensemble receives its premiere on 24 May with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer. Bereshit is about the creation of things, the creative act and its incomprehensibility. › more ‹
16.04.2013This year’s new opera production at the Handel Festival is devoted to his first stage work, Almira, which the 20-year-old composer wrote for the Oper am Gänsemarkt in Hamburg – with clear references to Venetian opera, such as the characteristic mix of serious and comic scenes. › more ‹
16.04.2013The Berner Symphonieorchester performs the 2nd movement of Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini’s Viaggiatori after Dante’s Divina Commedia on 16 and 17 May, conducted by Mario Venzago with the chorus and soloists of the Theatre in the Kultur-Casino Bern. › more ‹
15.04.2013Swiss composer Dieter Ammann was the focus of the Witten Days for New Chamber Music from 26-28 April 2013. His concert piece for violin and chamber orchester unbalanced instability was premiered by Carolin Widmann (violin) with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, conducted by Emilio Pomàrico. › more ‹
28.02.2013Thomas Daniel Schlee's Rufe zu mir op. 80 for organ and orchestra received its premiere on 23 February 2013 in the Gewandhaus Leipzig, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, with Michael Schönheit as soloist.
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28.02.2013The myth of Acis and Galatea from Ovid’s Metamorphoses occupied Handel throughout his career, firstly inspiring him to compose a large-scale Italian cantata in 1708, then an English masque in 1718. Less well-known, because it has only been available in fragmentary form until now, is his third setting of this subject dating from 1732. › more ‹
28.02.2013Dresden-born composer Torsten Rasch, better known in Britain and published by Faber Music London, is now attracting increasing attention in Germany. › more ‹