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In Memory of Victor de Sabata

Posted by Ricordi 24 November 2017 Fifty years have passed since Victor de Sabata died in Santa Margherita Ligure, on December 11, 1967. 
La Scala pays tribute to the great conductor with an exhibition entitled Una vita per la Scala / A Life for La Scala, which runs through January 2018, curated by Franco Pulcini and Valentina Dellavia. The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra also pays tribute to de Sabata with a performance of his contemplative poem Gethsemani on December 14 in Florence. 
 

Interview: Miranda Cuckson on G. F. Haas

Posted by Ricordi 01 November 2017

Miranda Cuckson talks about Jazz, Folk Music and Georg Friedrich Haas’ second violin concerto, which she premiered together with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ilan Volkov in Tokyo on September 7, 2017.

Our composers at hcmf 40

Posted by Ricordi 27 October 2017

The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2017 features again many of our composers in performances and talks.

Corghi: L' eco di un fantasma

Posted by Ricordi 27 October 2017 Azio Corghi’s lyrical tragedy L’eco di un fantasma, for female narrator, choir and orchestra, with book by Maddalena Mazzocut-Mis, makes it world premiere this November 3 in Cagliari, Sardinia. 
This world premiere is part of the tribute to Azio Corghi in celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday. 



CANTI DI FABBRICA for the 100th Anniversary of Porto Marghera

Posted by Ricordi 27 October 2017

Canti di fabbrica (Factory Songs) for tenor and orchestra is a new composition by Fabio Vacchi, based on poetry by three “factory poets” and commissioned by Teatro La Fenice. The piece is in honor of Porto Marghera, one of Europe’s leading industrial areas, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

 

 

Bernhard Lang: ParZeFool

Posted by Ricordi 27 October 2017

Bernhard Lang’s music theatre work ParZeFool was premiered at Wiener Festwochen in Vienna on June 4, 2017, conducted by Simone Young and directed by Jonathan Meese..

Klaus Huber: Schwarzerde

Posted by Ricordi 18 October 2017 In Schwarzerde (Black Earth), Klaus Huber does not tell a linear story, one with a plot that can be followed. Instead, in nine sequences, he interweaves situational elements, poems, surreal dialogues and aphorisms. Michael Schindhelm’s libretto makes use of three languages: German, Russian and Armenian.

Ambrosini and Donatoni: New Albums

Posted by Ricordi 09 October 2017 To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Franco Donatoni (1927-2000), record labels KAIROS and STRADIVARIUS recently released two albums of the composer’s chamber and ensemble music.

Recent orchestra pieces by Claudio Ambrosini are now available on an album: Stradivarius Plurimo.