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Reflections: Salvatore Sciarrino

Posted by Ricordi 20 September 2017 World-renowned composer Salvatore Sciarrino has always enjoyed sharing his reflections on esthetics and philosophy, ever since his works first began appearing on the scene. We thought to recall some significant quotes from a pair of books written by Sciarrino: Le figure della musica da Beethoven ad oggi (1998) and Carte da suono (1981-2001). 

Ettore Majorana. Cronache d’infinite scomparse

Posted by Ricordi 19 September 2017 September 28 marks the world premiere of Ettore Majorana. Cronache d’infinite scomparse, featuring music by Roberto Vetrano, and libretto by Stefano Simone Pintor, at the Teatro Sociale, in Como. This opera revisits the story of Italian theoretical physicist Ettore Majorana 80 years after his disappearance.

Francesconi: Das Ding singt. Interview with Jay Campbell

Posted by Ricordi 30 August 2017

On September 2, the Lucerne Festival presents the world premiere of Luca Francesconi’s Das Ding singt, for cello and orchestra, featuring soloist Jay Campbell. The Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Academy will be conducted by Matthias Pintscher. The piece will be also performed in Köln on September 3 (Philharmonie).


Gérard Zinsstag: Ricordi Berlin publishes new works

Posted by Ricordi 30 August 2017

Ricordi Berlin is delighted about the publication of eight new works by Gérard Zinsstag, continuing the long-term contractual relationship with the composer and a sign of the publisher’s continued confidence in Zinsstag, born in Geneva in 1941.

Premiere of Jérusalem at Festival Verdi in Parma

Posted by Ricordi 28 August 2017

Festival Verdi 2017 opens September 28 at Parma’s Teatro Regio with a performance of a revamped version of Jérusalem, Giuseppe Verdi’s first opera in French, which premiered November 26, 1847 at the Paris Opéra.  Repeat performances: October 8, 12 and 20.

Liza Lim received two 2017 Art Music Awards

Posted by Ricordi 24 August 2017

Melbourne-based composer Liza Lim was awarded for her composition How Forests Think in the “Instrumental Work of the Year” and for her opera Tree of Codes in the “Vocal / Choral Work of the Year” category.

New orchestra brochure

Posted by Ricordi 17 August 2017

Our new orchestra brochure presents a selection of orchestra works by renowned composers beyond their biggest „hits”, which deserve more attention.

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.

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.