Luke Bedford is in Birmingham for tonight’s world première of his new opera Seven Angels, based on Milton’s Paradise Lost. The libretto is by Glyn Maxwell. Read his article in the Guardian about the work.
Andrew Clements chose Seven Angels as one of his picks of live music this week, also in the Guardian.
Director John Fulljames and Luke Bedford spoke to the BBC’s In Tune programme yesterday. Listen again here (about 1:06 in).
Vykintas Baltakas’ (co)ro(na) is performed in Düsseldorf by the notabu.ensemble (15 June)
Ernst Krenek’s Das Geheime Königreich opens in Athens at the Greek National Opera.
The world première of Luke Bedford’s opera Seven Angels is on Friday 17 June.
The world première of Johannes Maria Staud’s Par ici is given by Ensemble intercontemporain, also on Friday.
Richard Rodney Bennett’s All the King’s Men can be heard in a new production in Cambridge on Saturday.
The list goes on … see all forthcoming concerts in our online performance calendar.
Our week of world premières continues, following yesterday’s new work by Vykintas Baltakas.
On Saturday, Georg Friedrich Haas’ new work for chamber orchestra, chants oubliés, is part of a portrait concert given by the Munich Chamber Orchestra, which is joined by Teodoro Anzelotti and Kelvin Hawthorne.
You can even listening to a unique recording of Berio singing the song.
Buy the choral version of E si fussi pisci in our online shop.
The Centro also pays tribute to Edoardo Sanguineti, who died last year, with previously unpublished photographs and manuscripts.
We’re still celebrating Schönberg’s estate being included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, so here’s another chance to hear Wolfgang Rihm talking (in German) about Schönberg’s Variations Op. 31.
Here are translated excerpts.
Our new newsletter, the Musikblätter, has just been released. The first issue has interviews with Pierre Boulez on his own music, Ingo Metzmacher talking about Schreker, Pablo Heras-Casado talking about Weill, Rihm on Schönberg, and a wealth of information about our composers, their works and their forthcoming projects and performances.
Read below with the snazzy online viewer (click for fullscreen), or download a PDF file.
Arte Live Web’s video streams from the Leipzig Mahler Festival are online for some time still.
Watch full concert recordings of the London Symphony Orchestra, The Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, among others.
The first Mahler interview to appear on our Gustav Mahler Blog was with Daniel Barenboim, back in June 2009. Since then, we’re proud to say that all 27 videos have now been viewed more than 30,000 times. It’s heart-warming to see how much interest there has been in the series.
Here they are in all their glory: