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Ginastera centenary highlights for 2016

Alberto Ginastera’s centenary is celebrated around the world including opera stagings of Beatrix Cenci in Buenos Aires and Bomarzo in Madrid and an international tour of Piano Concerto No.1 conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. New CDs include a Ginastera series on Chandos and first recordings of Music from Bomarzo on Capriccio and Turbae by Trinity Wall Street.

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Seven Anna Clyne premieres this season

The 2015/16 season brings world premieres of seven Anna Clyne works in the USA and Europe and a residency with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

New works range from This Midnight Hour to be toured by L’Orchestre national d’Île de France in and around Paris in November, an Auden-inspired ensemble piece for Britten Sinfonia, and a ballet score for next year’s Cabrillo Festival.

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Lindberg introduces new violin concerto

Our interview with Magnus Lindberg explores his Violin Concerto No.2 written for Frank Peter Zimmermann, premiered with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on 9 December.

Lindberg describes the violin as the ‘king of instruments’, drawing him to return to seek new solutions on a broader canvas than his first concerto. Further performances follow in New York, Berlin, Stockholm and Paris in the New Year.

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Adams conducts Scheherazade.2 in Europe

John Adams conducts the first European performances of his recent work for violin and orchestra, Scheherazade.2, with the Royal Concertgebouw and the London Symphony Orchestras in October.

The dramatic symphony, which pictures the female protagonist from the Arabian Nights transplanted into our contemporary age, has 15 performances scheduled this season by leading orchestras in 7 countries, all with violinist Leila Josefowicz as soloist.

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Mark Simpson reaches out to The Immortal

Exploring the eerie Late Victorian fascination with life after death, Mark Simpson’s powerful new oratorio The Immortal takes the listener on a disturbing journey beyond the veil.

Commissioned by the Manchester International Festival, the premiere was described as “a blazingly original oratorio” and “the most thrilling new choral work I have heard in years”, launching Simpson’s four-year residency with the BBC Philharmonic.

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Sebastian Currier’s new concerto for orchestra

The premiere of Sebastian Currier’s FLEX is given by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on 19 November under the baton of Louis Langrée. Exploring the competition and cohesion within an orchestra, the work is a tribute to “the superhuman coordination of 70 plus individuals”.

On 20 October Currier’s Divisions, written to commemorate World War I, is performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons.

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Golijov and Bettison at Tanglewood Festival

The impressive sequence of new commissions celebrating the Tanglewood Music Center’s 75th anniversary included Osvaldo Golijov’s Sign of the Leviathan for horn and orchestra and Oscar Bettison’s String Quartet.

Golijov is currently working on a new version of Iphigenia in Aulis commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera for premiere in the 2018/19 season.

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Online Scores: New Additions to Website

Latest contemporary works viewable in our free digitised library of full scores include Harrison Birtwistle’s The Cure, Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland, James MacMillan’s Seven Angels and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Dialogue, while classics include a selection of works by Ginastera and Yun.

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News in Brief

> Unsuk Chin feature at Festival d’Automne in Paris
> Steven Mackey: trumpet concerto for Håkan Hardenberger
> James MacMillan: Symphony No.4 premiere at BBC Proms
> All four operas by David T. Little staged in 2015/16
> Harrison Birtwistle: The Cure staged at Aldeburgh Festival
> Brett Dean: Debussy orchestrations and new CDs

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 Featured Video

John Adams on Scheherazade.2

Adams Scheherazade2 video

The composer offers an introduction to his recent dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra which receives its first European performances this season, one of many new Adams webcasts viewable on his website, and YouTube.

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Explore Einem repertoire

Bernstein Serenade
Leonard Bernstein
Anne Akiko Meyers/London Symphony Orchestra/
Keith Lockhart
eOne Music 7792

Bernstein’s classic work for violin and orchestra is the centrepiece of this new album, coupled with music from stage and screen.

Birtwistle Cantus IambeusHarrison Birtwistle
Cantus Iambeus
Das Neue Ensemble/
Stefan Asbury
Toccata Classics 0281

First recording of this virtuosic mechanical fantasy for ensemble joins a new collection of the composer’s songs.

Andriessen MysterienLouis Andriessen
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Mariss Jansons
RCO 15002

Andriessen’s orchestral exploration of the writings of Thomas a Kempis receives first performances in the USA and UK this season.

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Magnus Lindberg

7 October 2015
Carnegie Hall, New York
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Alan Gilbert

Robin Holloway
Europa & the Bull
8 October 2015
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Robbin Haggart/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Andrew Manze

Johannes Boris Borowski
16 October 2015
Donaueschingen Music Days
SWR Sinfonieorchester/
Peter Eötvös

HM Górecki
Sanctus Adalbertus

4 November 2015
ICE, Krakow
Polish National Radio SO & Choir/Jacek Kaspszyk

Harrison Birtwistle
The Silk House Sequences
8 November 2015
Wigmore Hall, London
Arditti Quartet

Anna Clyne
This Midnight Hour
13 November 2015
Théâtre Espace Coluche, Plaisir, Paris
Orchestre national d’Île de France/Enrique Mazzola

Bernd Richard Deutsch
26 November 2015
Musikverein, Vienna
Wolfgang Kogert/Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien/Stefan Asbury

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