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Luca Francesconi: Duende

Posted by Ricordi 05 October 2017

In 2016, Luca Francesconi won a Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for his violin concerto Duende. The Dark Notes. He was the first Italian composer to win the prestigious award. One year before, the performance of the work at the Proms was selected to be one of the top 10 classical music events in 2015 by the Guardian. Now the work will be performed in the United States for the first time.

Donatoni: New Albums

Posted by Ricordi 26 September 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.

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.