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B'Rock – new music on old instruments

Baroque and contemporary music have a lot in common; a diligent search for specific sounds, a constant exploration of the possibilities of current instruments, and similar ensemble sizes. Recent years have seen the development of some exciting new works, either as a commission for baroque orchestras, or referring to masterpieces of baroque literature.
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How to peruse our scores

Unsure whether a work suits your program, ensemble, or venue? Then take a look inside the full score!  You can either peruse the score digitally or order a printed version. Here is a brief description of all options.
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Haas, Hailun, and 4400 Hammers

The Fondazione Busoni – Gustav Mahler Stiftung, supported by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung commissioned Georg Friedrich Haas to write a new work for 50 micro-tonally tuned pianos and orchestra. The world premiere will take place in August 2021 within the Busoni Piano Competition, performed by the orchestra of the Gustav Mahler Academy. Fondazione Busoni – Gustav Mahler Stiftung is supported by Hailun Piano, one of the largest piano manufacturers in the east. We talked to the company’s artistic representative, Sisi Ye, about the project.
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ricordilab is ramping up!

Last September, Ricordi Berlin selected three emerging composers for ricordilab 2019 to 2022. Since that time, Klartag, Shin and Streich have given us many exciting premieres, received new commissions and generated other news. Here is the latest on the ricordilab composers.
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Maderna: 100 years

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bruno Maderna (Venice, 1920 – Darmstadt, 1973).
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Neuwirth on Keyframes for a Hippogriff

In this interview, Olga Neuwirth talks about her new orchestra work Keyframes for a Hippogriff— Musical Calligrams for Countertenor, Children's Choir, and Orchestra  and her special relationship to Berlin.
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