Miroslav Srnka has composed a concerto for the harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and the Gürzenich-Orchester Cologne. François-Xavier Roth conducts the world premiere of "Standstill" on 11 September in Cologne. Three questions on his new work to the composer. »mehr«
The new edition of Antonín Dvoráks masterwork presents not a “new” Rusalka – conductors, performers, and audiences will find the same Czech masterpiece that has been enjoyed for over 100 years but the oprea in its definitive form, with all practical and musicological issues considered, well-documented, and clearly presented. »more«
Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” is probably the most frequently-performed Russian opera. But its success was not assured from the outset. Now this stagework is being published by Bärenreiter in an edition reflecting the latest state of research, taking into consideration the somewhat complicated history of its composition. The new edition finally clears up the many mistakes and inconsistencies in the previous editions of the score. It follows the 1885 St Petersburg version which can be regarded as the final authorised version since Tchaikovsky prepared it for the second edition of the score published by Jürgenson in 1891. »more«
It is hard to believe, but Gaetano Donizetti’s lyrical tragedy, premiered in 1844 in Naples, has never before been performed in a German opera house. The story deals with the Queen of Cyprus, who came from a noble Venetian family, and the work is full of entrancingly beautiful, almost soulful music. »more«
Ambroise Thomas initially conceived the role of Hamlet for high male voice, and wrote the first sketches in the tenor clef. When it became known that the charismatic singer-actor Jean-Baptiste Faure was to play the part of Hamlet, the composer adapted the existing music for bass-baritone. »more«
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Now in Focus
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.
Complete Orchestral Works & Orchestral Songs
Sonja Gornik, Opernchor Aachen, Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Conductor: Christopher Ward
Symphony No. 7
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth
Les Fêtes d´Hébé
Chantal Santon Jeffery, Marie Perbost, Olivia Doray, Judith van Wanroij, Reinoud van Mechelen, Mathias Vidal, Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra, György Vashegyi
Georg Friedrich Händel
Anna Dennis, Christopher Lowrey, Thomas Cooley, Franziska Gottwald, Julien van Mellaerts, Owen Willetts, Festspielorchester Göttingen, Laurence Cummings
Glagolitic Mass · Sinfonietta
Malin Bystroöm, Jennifer Johnson, Ladislav Elgr, Adam Plachetka, Czech Philharmonic Choir of Brno, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, Marko Letonja
Rossini & Donizetti
French Bel Canto Arias
Lisette Oropesa, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Dresdner Philharmonie, Corrado Rovaris
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