Not to be missed at this year’s dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel: a subtle and impressive sound installation by the Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller called “Forest (for a thousand years)” using Arvo Pärt’s choral piece Nunc dimittis.
Here is an interview with Baldur Brönnimann on the Clarín website.
A real discovery! (Neue Musikzeitung)
Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo-soprano
Bo Skovhus, baritone
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
A coproduction with Bavarian Radio
Selected press reviews are available on Elisabeth Kulman’s website.
Happy 85th Birthday Michael Gielen (20.07.2012)
Watch Michael Gielen talking about his relationship to the music of Gustav Mahler in our video interview (in German).
This Sunday on ARTE TV: Liszt and the Organ
The programme features a performance of Liszt’s Ad nos, ad salutarem undam in the arrangement for organ and orchestra by Marcel Dupré which is published by UE.
Martin Haselböck edited the work for our new edition, and he conducts the performance with Christian Schmitt at the organ and the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern.
If you’re in ARTE territory, you can watch online up to seven days after the broadcast.
Johnny Johnson marked Weill’s first contribution to the American musical theater. The anti-war musical opened in November 1936 on Broadway, where it enchanted audiences and critics alike. Lee Strasberg directed, and the cast included a young Elia Kazan.
Luke Bedford’s new portrait CD has just been released by col legno.
The CD, supported by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, contains an excellent cross-section of the composer’s output to date.
Listen to excerpts here
1. Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale (2011)
for violine solo, viola solo and 15 players
Jonathan Morton (violine), Lawrence Power (viola)
The Scottish Ensemble
2. into Johannesburg:
By the Screen in the Sun at the Hill on the Gold (2008)
für 18 players
Ensemble Modern, conductor: Sian Edwards
3. Chiaroscuro (2002/2005)
for violin, violoncello and piano
Fidelio Trio: Darragh Morgan (violin), Robin Michael (violoncello) and Mary Dullea (piano)
4. Man Shoots Strangers from Skyscraper (2002)
for eight players
Ensemble Modern, conductor: Franck Ollu
5. Or Voit Tout en Aventure (2005–2006)
for soprano and 16 players
Claire Booth (soprano), London Sinfonietta, conductor: Oliver Knussen
Vykintas Baltakas’ music theatre work Cantio will be performed at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin in January 2013.
Cornelia Heger will direct the stage production, and the composer himself will conduct the Lithuanian Ensemble Network. The production is a cooperation between K&K Kulturmanagement & Kommunikation Berlin, Ultraschall and the Konzerthaus Berlin.
The 55,000-square-foot Thompson Drill Hall (photo) has been turned into a unique concert space, with the orchestra in three groups surrounding the audience.
Alan Gilbert, Magnus Lindberg and Matthias Pintscher conduct the New York Philharmonic.
Luke Bedford already has his copy of the brand new col legno CD – Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale – fresh from the Ernst von Siemens Prize awards ceremony last Friday.
We will let you know as soon as it is available to order.
100 years ago today, on 26 June 1912, Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 was given its world première at the Musikverein in Vienna.