Salzburg Festival: TIME WITH GRISEY

Posted by Ricordi 28 June 2017

The 2017 edition of the Salzburger Festspiele pays tribute to French composer Gérard Grisey (1946-1998) with a 6-concert series entitled TIME WITH GRISEY, featuring performances of his most important pieces by musicians of international stature.

Rossini: Le Siège de Corinthe at ROF

Posted by Ricordi 27 June 2017

Opening the 38th edition of the Rossini Opera Festival (August 10) will be Gioachino Rossini’s Le Siège de Corinthetragédie lyrique in three acts in the  new critical edition by Damien Colas.

Philip Gossett (1941-2017)

Posted by Ricordi 27 June 2017

The death in Chicago earlier this month of the musicologist Philip Gossett at age 76 marked the loss of one of the most influential scholars of Italian opera of the last half century. His untiring, groundbreaking work on the rediscovery and restoration of the operas of Rossini and Verdi left an indelible mark on modern performances and on the understanding of this repertory. One cannot overstate the influence of Gossett’s work on the study of 19th-century opera today.

Colla: 'Delitto e Dovere' at Spoleto Festival

Posted by Ricordi 26 June 2017

Delitto e Dovere (Crime and Duty), a one-act opera, featuring music and libretto by Alberto E. Colla, makes its world premiere July 7 at the Festival di Spoleto. The story is loosely based on Oscar Wilde’s Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime – A Study of Duty

Boccadoro: world premiere of SHI in Macerata

Posted by Ricordi 26 June 2017 Shi by Carlo Boccadoro, an opera in five scenes, with libretto by Cecilia Ligorio, opens the 53rd edition of the Macerata Opera Festival, July 20 at Teatro Lauro Rossi. Repeat performances: July 26, August 2 & 9.

Colasanti: WP of Requiem at Spoleto Festival

Posted by Ricordi 23 June 2017

The 60th edition of the Festival di Spoleto has commissioned Silvia Colasanti to compose a requiem in remembrance of the victims of last year’s earthquakes that rocked central Italy: Stringeranno nei pugni una cometa.

Donatoni: Gravità senza peso

Posted by Ricordi 23 June 2017

After twenty-five years since the publication of the last book on Franco Donatoni, the book Gravità senza peso brings together all the latest research into the works of this composer. The papers are in Italian, English and French. The book also includes a brief introduction by Pierre Boulez.

Bernhard Lang: "ParZeFool" in Vienna

Posted by Ricordi 15 June 2017

Bernhard Lang's new opera ParZeFool – Der Thumbe Thor was premiered on 4 June 2017 at the Wiener Festwochen. Find out more about the composition in this interview with Simone Young, who conducted the World Premiere, and in a selection of press reviews. 

On Rolf Riehm's 80th birthday

Posted by Ricordi 15 June 2017

On June 15, 2017 Rolf Riehm celebrated his eightieth birthday. The two most recent monographies have been dedicated to his life and work as part of the “edition neue zeitschrift für musik”. In the following we present to you the preface written by Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich.

Heiner Goebbels: „Surrogate Cities“ in Hanover

Posted by Ricordi 15 June 2017

On May 21, 2017, Heiner Goebbels’s seven-part orchestral cycle Surrogate Cities was performed at KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen at the Volkswagen plant in Hanover. The Ensemble Modern Orchestra, consisting of Ensemble Modern, musicians of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie, was conducted Ingo Metzmacher.