Interview: Dr. Clemens Trautmann

Deutsche Grammophon president Dr. Clemens Trautmann talks about RicordiLab, Huang Ruo, the strategy and upcoming releases of his label, digitization and the collaboration between the labels and publishing houses of Universal Music.
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Battistelli: WP of WAKE in Birmingham

On March 14, the Birmingham Opera Company Orchestra and the Birmingham Opera Company Chorus and Actors present the world premiere of WAKE, the new opera by Giorgio Battistelli, with book by Sarah Woods. Graham Vick directs the performance.
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Corghi: Cruci-Verba in Darmstadt and Würzburg

Two performances of Azio Corghi’s Cruci-Verba for spoken voice and orchestra are scheduled on 18 and 30 March, featuring two German orchestras.
Cruci-Verba was written in 2001, and is the fruit of many years of intense artistic collaboration between Azio Corghi and Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago.
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Vacchi: Eternapoli WP at Teatro San Carlo

This February 16, the Teatro San Carlo Choir and Orchestra of Naples present the world premiere of Fabio Vacchi’s Eternapoli, a monologue for two voices, mixed chorus and large orchestra. Book by Giuseppe Montesano. Toni Servillo recites. Conducted by Donato Renzetti.

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Franceschini ABCDEFG (a tuned sculpture)

This February 3, as part of the Bologna International Museum and Library of Music’s ART CITY project, a performance of Matteo Franceschini’s ABCDEFG (a tuned sculpture), for two performers and live electronics.
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