The Swiss composer Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini is invited to an ongoing encounter with Gustav Mahler. Commissioned by the Jena Philharmonic and its Music Director Simon Gaudenz, a work by Scartazzini will precede the performance of a Mahler symphony each time. This begins with “Torso" for orchestra, preceding Mahler’s First Symphony. The first performance takes place on 18 October 2018 in the Volkshaus Jena. »more«
The master concerts associated with the Heidenheim Opera Festival present a very special event this autumn: the well-known German actress Katharina Thalbach will play the (spoken) title role in Georg Anton Benda’s famous melodrama “Medea”, accompanied by the Cappella Aquileia under the direction of Marcus Bosch. The concert on 27 October in the Congress Zentrum Heidenheim, repeated on 28 October in Fürth, is at the same time the first performance using the critical new edition published by Bärenreiter. »more«
“nero su nero” (black on black), the latest orchestral composition by Siemens prizewinner Beat Furrer premiered in June in Vienna, is concerned with the nuancing of light: a continuum of sound from darkness to light builds up an immense tension by the most subtly differentiated means. The Swiss premiere takes place in Basel on 16 September 2018 conducted by Baldur Brönnimann with the Basel Sinfonietta, and the German premiere on 27 October 2018 with the Essen Philharmonic under the baton of Johannes Kalitzke. »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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