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Listening Lab wins the Best Print Award

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 25 März 2015

Best Print Award

Music Teacher Award

Listening Lab has won the Best Print Award at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence held on the 12th March in London.

The Listening Lab series provides music educators with practical and inspiring approaches for children, young people and adults to connect with contemporary music allowing for a deeper understanding of the work.

The series so far (by Constanze Wimmer / Helmut Schmidinger and Veronika Großberger / Johannes Voit) has also received recommendations from the Association of German School Musicians.

For more information and sample pages go to:

“An excellent ‘first contact’ recording”: The Finnish RSO plays Ligeti

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 10 Oktober 2014

Ligeti (c) Ondine“My music is not an island. It is part of a complex web of life and experiences.” (György Ligeti)

Aimed to present an overview to the development of György Ligeti’s compositional technique over a period of 30 years, violinist Benjamin Schmid, conductor Hannu Lintu and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra have recently released a recording of orchestral works by Ligeti on Ondine.

With the Examiner reviewing it is “an excellent ‘first contact’ recording” and Music Web International describing it an “ideal place to obtain a good sampling of Ligeti’s music”, they most definitely have succeeded at that.

The recording includes Atmosphères, which is part of Universal Edition’s Listening Lab series. Here are sample pages of the bilingual publication:

Clocks and Clouds: György Ligeti on BBC Radio 3

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 23 Mai 2014

György Ligeti (c) SchottBBC Radio 3 will broadcast an interview with György Ligeti from 1997 – much of which has never been broadcast – on Sunday at 19:45pm CET/CEST.

Later that night, a performance of Apparitions (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, cond. Ilan Volkov) will be broadcast.

Find out more on BBC Radio 3 and listen live.

Melos-Ethos Festival in Bratislava (8 to 14 November)

Posted by Johannes Feigl on 12 November 2013

Melos-Ethos (c) Universal Edition, Jana Gajdosikova
Dress rehearsal of Peter Kolman’s 3 Essays on 9 November at the concert hall of the Slovak Philharmonic. Zsolt Nagy conducts the Slovak Philharmonic.

Melos-Ethos (c) Universal Edition, Jana Gajdosikova
Dress rehearsal of György Ligeti’s Atmosphères on 10 November at the large concert studio of the Slovak Radio. Chungki Min conducts the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Click the link to find out more about the Melos-Ethos Festival in Bratislava.

Atmosphères in Georgia

Posted on 30 März 2012

György Ligeti's Atmosphères is performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Georgia tonight in Tbilisi. Nika Memanishvili conducts. 

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