In the 2019/20 season, the alumni-network Musikpädagogik Wien (Music Education Vienna) will award the Aviso-Prize. This award is dedicated to outstanding instructive music publications. This year's winner is UE author and music teacher Axel Petri-Preis with volume 8 of the ‘Listening Lab’ series which explores Arvo Pärt's Tabula rasa. The award ceremony will take place on 12 November 2019 in Vienna.
‘Listening Lab’ is an ongoing series that brings clarity to demanding and complex 20th century masterpieces in the orchestral repertoire. It will assist teachers of ‘A Level’ and Tertiary Level music to explain these pieces to their pupils, help concert presenters with their programme notes or with pre-concert talks and bring enlightenment to amateur and would-be musicologists in their understanding of these challenging pieces.
So far the series includes Berg’s Violin Concerto, Ligeti’s Atmosphères, Berio’s Rendering, Boulez’ Notations, Bartók’s Music for Strings and Percussion, Schönberg’s Variations, Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques and Pärt’s Tabula rasa.
Click here if you wish to find out more on the whole series.