"Once Pintscher made his KCS debut this past March, there was no debate." These words from the Kansas City Symphony's announcement alone are already an accolade, describing the outstanding impact of Matthias Pintscher's debut as conductor of the orchestra in the Midwest. As the conclusion of a two-year search, the KCS chose to appoint Pintscher as its new Music Director after a performance featuring works by Ravel, Scriabin, and Ligeti that was celebrated by both audiences and critics. »more«
He has long stopped counting the many opera performances and concerts he has attended. Probably only a few music fans will have seen as many performances in as many opera houses and concert halls as Ulrich Etscheit, Head of Performance Promotion at Alkor-Edition. However, such music events were
More than half of the “Mahler/Scartazzini Cycle” has already been performed in Jena: Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini’s “Einklang” as well as the premiere of “Omen” and No. 6 can be heard in Jena on 23 March 2023; on 12 May 2023 part 7 of the cycle will have its first performance. The project which was initiated by Simon Gaudenz and the Jenaer Philharmonie began in 2018 and will be completed in 2025. Gustav Mahler and his works are, in Scartazzini’s words, “a counterpart that speaks to me even over a distance of more than 100 years … their world of thought, their construction, a certain movement; all these are impulses that in the end lead me to my own musical work.” »more« (photo: LA Consulting)
Following the highly acclaimed recent performance at the Tirol Festival in Erl (photo), Saverio Mercadante’s enthralling setting of “Francesca da Rimini”, the unhappy love story of Paolo and Francesca, is to be performed for the first time ever in Germany. The premiere is on 26 February at the Frankfurt Opera, named “Opera House of the Year” in Germany for the sixth time by “Opernwelt“ magazine. The performances use Hans Walter Richter’s production of Felice Romani’s two-act “dramma per musica” after Dante’s “Divina Commedia”, but with a vocal cast with different singers in the leading roles. The title role will be sung by leading soprano Jessica Pratt, with Spanish conductor Ramón Tebar directing the Opera and Museum Orchestra. – Oper Frankfurt
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As an agency for stage and orchestral works, Bärenreiter · Alkor represents furthermore renowned German and foreign music publishers worldwide or in selected sales territories, including Faber Music London, DILIA Prague, Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag Wien, Georg Olms Verlag Hildesheim, Casa Musicale Sonzogno Milan, Editions Henry Lemoine Paris and Rai Com Rome.
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Ut Orpheus, now distributed by Alkor
The rental material of the renowned music publisher Ut Orpheus Edizioni will now be distributed worldwide by Alkor-Edition, with the exception of Italy. The attractive catalogue, dedicated primarily to early music, includes the complete editions of Francesco Geminiani, Luigi Boccherini and Muzio Clementi.
Ut Orpheus Edizioni is a music publishing house which was founded in 1993 in Bologna, its headquarters being situated in the historic centre of this city where also its own specialized music bookshop – the Libreria Musicale Ut Orpheus – is to be found. The catalogue comprises over 2,000 titles, including scores of early, classical and contemporary music, books and journals.
A large part of its publications consists of formerly unpublished works by known or unknown composers issued in meticulous scholarly-critical Urtext editions.
Performance materials available on hire from the Baerenreiter Publishing Group as well as foreign publishers represented by Alkor-Edition can be researched and ordered through Zinfonia:
Ambur Braid, Clarry Bartha, Alexander Mikhailov, Scott Hendricks, Fredrika Brillembourg, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Wiener Symphoniker, Conductor: Valentin Uryupin
Roméo et Juliette / Cléopâtre
Joyce DiDonato, Cyrille Dubois, Christopher Maltman, Coro Gulbenkian, Choeur de l'OnR, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Conductor: John Nelson
Les Nuites d'Été / Harold en Italie
Michael Spyres, Timothy Ridout, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Conductor: John Nelson
Core - Turn - Boost & unbalanced instability
Simone Zgraggen, Basel Sinfonietta, Conductor: Baldur Brönnimann
Symphonies Nos. 1-9
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
George Frideric Handel
Christopher Lowrey, Matthew Newlin, Ana Maria Labin, Gwendoline Blondeel, Andreas Wolf, Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Millenium Orchestra, Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
You can find the current performance dates on takte-online.