The 2020 Beethoven anniversary is fast approaching. The critical edition of “Leonore” Overtures 1 and 2, edited by the Bonn-based musicologist and Beethoven expert Helga Lühning, will be heard for the first time using the music text from the Beethoven Complete Edition on 23 November 2018 in the Concert Hall of the Musikhochschule Detmold. »more«
The New Anton Bruckner Complete Edition published by Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag Wien (MWV) is making great progress. Following on from the performance of the original Linz version of the 1st Symphony at the 2014 Salzburg Festival, the new edition of the “Romantic” is being performed for the first time. The 2nd 1881 version of this work is regarded as one of his most popular symphonies of all. »more«
Marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Lili Boulanger, Charlotte Seither’s new piano work “sternLicht. Drei Bruchstücke für Lili Boulanger” [starLight. Three fragments for Lili Boulanger] receives its premiere in the Centre Culturel Français in Freiburg on 13 December 2018. »more«
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In 2014 the new Urtext edition of The Makropulos Case, one of the most remarkable of Janáček's operas, was published by Bärenreiter Praha. One of the key figures in this ground-breaking editorial project was the world-renowned Czech conductor and Janáček specialist Tomáš Hanus, who significantly contributed to the final shape of the edition. The Makropulos Case has been enjoying a true renaissance in recent years, being staged at prominent European theatres more frequently than ever. Tomáš Hanus assumed the musical direction of the initial production of the Bärenreiter Urtext edition at the Bavarian State Opera in October 2014; further productions followed, among others, in Bratislava and Innsbruck. In August 2016 The Makropulos Case will be heard at one of the world's most important music festivals - the BBC Proms in London. This time the work will be performed in concert from the new Bärenreiter Urtext edition by an ensemble of well known singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jiří Bělohlávek. In the following article, the editors Tomáš Hanus and Jonáš Hájek deal in detail with the new edition's genesis, as well as its cultural and historical background.
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