09.07.2013With her work Language of Leaving for large orchestra and 24 voices, Charlotte Seither is one of this year’s commissioned composers at the BBC Proms in London. The work receives its premiere on 28 August 2013 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers in the Royal Albert Hall, London, conducted by Josep Pons. The composer is also featured in the Proms Plus Portrait series with her chamber music works.
09.07.2013Two major premieres by Gerhard Wimberger mark the Austrian composer’s 90th birthday on 30 August 2013. The programme at the Tyrolean Festival Erl includes his orchestral work Klangwege on 28 July 2013 with the Festival Orchestra conducted by Gustav Kuhn. At the Salzburg Festival his Passion Giordano Bruno will be premiered on 31 August 2013 by the Bachchor Salzburg, Mozarteum Orchestra, and Roman Trekel (baritone) and Peter Simonischek (narrator), conducted by Hans Graf.
03.06.2013The Bärenreiter edition of Beethoven's 9th Symphony is the basis for a new app for iPhone and iPad.
01.06.2013Thomas Daniel Schlee’s Symphony No. 2 receives its premiere in the Musikverein Vienna. Commissioned to mark the 200th anniversary of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, it will be premiered by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Manfred Honeck on 15 June 2013.
16.04.2013Following the Ensemble Intercontemporain’s premiere of the “Dialogues” from My life without me in 2008 in Paris, they present the first performance of the work at the Festival Prague Spring in the composer’s native city on 19 May. The soloist is Claron McFadden (soprano), and conductor is Tomáš Hanus. ›more‹
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 ‹