Vacchi: premieres of orchestra pieces in October

Posted by Ricordi 22 September 2016

The 2016 Cervantino International Festival has commissioned a piece for baritone and orchestra by Fabio Vacchi, entitled Vencidos. It is based on a poem by the Spanish poet Leon Felipe, inspired by the figure of Don Quixote. Also in October, Vacchi’s La giusta armonia (“The Right Harmony”) will have its Italian premiere in Torino. The world premiere was performed by the Wiener Philharmoniker and Riccardo Muti at Salzburger Festspiele in 2006.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Stroppa on a tour

Posted by Ricordi 31 August 2016

Marco Stroppa’s Hommage à Gy.K. for piano, clarinet and viola has been performed as part of an extensive tour by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Mark Simpson and Antoine Tamestit at some of Europe’s most prestigious summer festivals and venues in Europe.

Ricordi Berlin signs Bernhard Lang

Posted by Ricordi 31 August 2016

Ricordi Bühnen- und Musikverlag, Berlin, has acquired the catalog of Bernhard Lang and will have the exclusive right to publish all future works of the Austrian composer.

Bussotti: International Study Days

Posted by Ricordi 04 August 2016

In coincidence with Maestro Bussotti’s 85th birthday (October 1)  a three-day conference session will be held in Rome. The participants include scholars from a wide range of origins and disciplines.

Rediscovery: Bregenz Festival shows Franco Faccio’s Hamlet

Posted by Ricordi 07 July 2016

The opera Amleto (Hamlet) by composer Franco Faccio (1840-1891) and librettist Arrigo Boito was premiered in Genoa in 1865 and performed at La Scala in 1871. After that no further performances took place until the conductor Anthony Barrese, fascinated by Faccio, decided to recover the full score. After consulting the original manuscripts at the Ricordi archive, he made a new edition of the opera. Hamlet was revived in the USA at Opera Southwest in 2014. Now the Bregenz Festival will stage the European premiere in July 2016.

Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici at Staatsoper Berlin

Posted by Ricordi 06 July 2016

Since its premiere at the Schwetzingen Festival in 1998, Luci mie traditrici (Oh My Betraying Eyes) has had over 100 performances in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. This summer the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and Staatsoper Berlin show the latest production by director Jürgen Flimm.