The Salzburg Festival is devoting the concert series “Zeit mit Furrer” (Time with Furrer) to the works of the Austro-Swiss composer Beat Furrer (photo: Manu Theobald / EvS Musikstiftung). Four concerts will feature the works of the artist, who was awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2018. »more«
The critical editions published by Bärenreiter/Alkor will be used at prominent festivals at home and abroad this summer too. Some of the editions at the Salzburg Festival, for example, include the staged new production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and two concertante performances of Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles! with Placido Domingo in the part of Zurga. Special tribute will be paid to Beat Furrer, who was awarded the Siemens Music Prize in May, with a concert series devoted to the composer’s works. The lake stage in Bregenz will see a performance of Kasper Holten’s spectacular production of Bizet’s “Carmen” (photo: Karl Forster) again this year, while Brigitte Fassbaender will be staging Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” at the Theater am Kornmarkt with prizewinners of the singing competition “Neue Stimmen”. Those who missed Barrie Kosky’s novel realisation of George Frideric Handel’s “Saul” in Southern England’s Glyndebourne in 2015 will have the chance to see and listen to it this year, among the singers the star countertenor Iestyn Davies as David. More festival events : “[t]akte” 1/2018 (link on the right)
Together with his wife Barbara Scheuch-Vötterle and now with their son Clemens Scheuch too, Leonhard Scheuch has been at the helm of the Kassel-based publishers Bärenreiter-Verlag for a full 42 years. The Swiss-born music publisher celebrated his eightieth birthday on 21 May. »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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