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A selection of performances this week

Posted on 15 June 2011

Carolin WidmannCarolin Widmann performs Wolfgang Rihm’s Über die Linie VII, Morton Feldman’s For Aaron Copland and Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIII at the Konzerthaus in Vienna tonight.

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.

A week of world premières

Posted on 03 June 2011

Georg Friedrich HaasOur 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.

Johannes Maria Staud’s new monodrama for narrator and ensemble, Der Riß durch den Tag, is given its world première in Dresden by Bruno Ganz and the Staatskapelle Dresden.

In other news, the Dutch Radio’s famous ZaterdagMatinee series presents the Dutch première of Wolfgang Rihm’s QUID EST DEUS? The concert is broadcast live on Dutch Radio (14:15, Sat 4 June CEST).

Baltakas World Première

Posted on 02 June 2011

Vilnius FestivalVykintas Baltakas’ new work for cello and piano, Commentum, premières at the Vilnius Festival tonight. The soloists are David Geringas (cello) and Ian Fountain (piano).

Read our news item.

View the full score of Commentum here:

View on Issuu.com

Vykintas Baltakas: New catalogue of works

Posted on 26 April 2011

We've just published our new catalogue of works by Vykintas Baltakas.

Download a PDF file of the catalogue here

Vykintas Baltakas conducting Redditio

Posted on 15 April 2011

Vykintas BaltakasThe musician’s perspective.

Here’s a video of Vykintas Baltakas conducting Redditio, his latest work for ensemble, which was premièred at the Transit Festival 2010 by Champ d’Action.

Watch on YouTube.

Baltakas’ own blog is here.