10.11.2016At last, songs found amongst Jean Barraqué’s unpublished works can be performed as a complete set. His important Trois mélodies, three songs for soprano and piano after the Song of Solomon, Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud of 1950, are highly individual, expressive works. They form the “nucleus” for the composer’s Séquence for soprano and ensemble which was published later. The premiere, initiated by Ensemble Contrechamps, will be given on 20 November 2016 in Geneva by Christina Daletska (voice) and Stefan Wirth (piano).
24.06.2016From 1 July 2016 Bärenreiter · Alkor will distribute hire and sales material from Max Brockhaus Musikverlag, which represents an important expansion of the repertoire we offer. Founded in 1893 in Leipzig, the music publisher had close connections with the Wagner family and their circle. ›more‹
24.06.2016On 19 August 2016 Leoš Janácek’s great existential masterpiece The Makropulos Case will be heard at one of the world’s most important music festivals – the BBC Proms in London. ›more‹
21.04.2016In their search for Baroque rarities, the Schwetzingen Festival has made a real find with Francesco Cavalli, whose opera Veremonda, L’Amazzone di Aragona, with its mastery of exoticism, has never previously been performed in Germany. ›more‹
21.04.2016Dieter Ammann’s glut for orchestra takes an energetic extreme state as the theme of the composition: “A world whose inner glow, shaped into sound, drives towards the external.” This is how Dieter Ammann describes his new orchestral work, composed as part of the “Œuvres Suisses” for the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the Bern Symphony Orchestra. ›more‹
21.04.2016As part of the Körperstürme Festival, initiated by "Music at St. Martin" in Kassel, compositions by Manfred Trojahn form the basis of dance projects on two evenings. For the first time, his scenes Une campagne noire de soleil, originally conceived as a ballet, will be performed in a choreographed version devised by Reinhild Hoffmann with the Folkwang Tanzstudio. ›more‹
10.02.2016The operas of George Frideric Handel are enjoying ever-increasing popularity. This year’s round of Handel festivals starts on 13 February 2016 at the Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe with the rarely-performed Arminio in a new production by Max Emanuel Cencic, who also sings the title role. George Petrou directs the Greek period instrument ensemble Armonia Atenea. ›more‹