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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Composers about Composers

Posted by Ricordi 29 May 2017

On our blog, our composers regularly introduce their favourite works from our catalogue. This time: Steffen Wick writes about Heiner Goebbels.

Nono: PROMETEO in Parma. Interview with André Richard

Posted by Ricordi 24 May 2017

PROMETEO Tragedia dell’ascolto (Prometheus, a tragedy of listening) the masterpiece by Luigi Nono, with libretto by the philosopher Massimo Cacciari based on texts by Aeschylus, Walter Benjamin, Friedrich Hölderlin and others, is slated to be performed on May 26 at Parma’s Teatro Farnese (repeat performances May 27 and 28). This production, realized by Teatro Regio di Parma, will be using the recently published new edition, edited by André Richard and Marco Mazzolini.