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.



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.

RicordiLab: Interviews

Posted by Ricordi 05 October 2017

 A year ago we announced the winners of our composition competition RicordiLab. What did change in the lifes of Sarah Nemtsov, Shiori Usui and Steffen Wick and what are their plans for the future?



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.