10.02.2016“Something wonderful which suddenly appears before you.” The picture of the “beautiful vision” is a metaphor for the aura of sound created in Matthias Pintscher’s Violin Concerto Mar’eh. The chamber music-like transparency is now further unfolded in a version for violin and ensemble. The Ensemble intercontemporain gives the premiere of this version on 23 March 2016 in the Paris Philharmonie with Hae-Sun Kang (violin). The orchestral version can be heard before on 10–11 March in Geneva with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, also conducted here by the composer. The soloist is Renaud Capuçon. ›more‹
26.01.2016Beat Furrer’s choral works often allow a glance into dimensions which go beyond the individual, beyond time and space. “On the nature of things” deals with a book by Lucretius, from which the text for Furrer’s new work for chorus and percussion is taken. This receives its premiere at the Festival "Eclat" in Stuttgart. The SWR Stuttgart Vocal Ensemble conducted by Marcus Creed premieres the work on 6 February 2016 in Stuttgart.
10.01.2016A journey into the unknown: a hundred years ago the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and the Briton Robert Falcon Scott set out to conquer the South Pole. This immense undertaking is the theme of Miroslav Srnka’s opera South Pole, written in collaboration with the Australian librettist Tom Holloway. The premiere production on 31 January 2016 is by Hans Neuenfels. ›more‹
07.01.2016The Bamberg Symphony conducted by Manfred Honeck perform Thomas Daniel Schlee’s Rufe zu mir for orchestra and solo organ with Christian Schmitt as soloist. Performances take place on 16 and 17 January 2016. ›more‹
10.12.2015Following Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s surprise announcement that he is giving up active conducting, his long-term assistant Steffan Gottfried is to take over conducting the concert performance of Beethoven’s Leonore 1806 on 17 January 2016 in the Theater an der Wien. ›more‹
02.12.2015Matthias Pintscher has described his orchestral work idyll as a shining, light image of a place of yearning. The composition receives its British premiere on 3 December 2015 in Glasgow, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer. There are numerous first performances of Pintscher’s works this autumn. ›more‹
22.10.2015New landscapes for strings: Philipp Maintz’s composition for string trio paysages nouveaux for violin, viola and violoncello will be premiered on 28 November at the “rainy days” festival in Luxembourg by Trio recherche. Inner landscapes: the First String Quartet of 2004 will be performed by the Arditti Quartet in Bamberg. ›more‹