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Boosey & Hawkes eQuarternotes – April 2017
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John Adams at 70
 Composer News

Birtwistle interview exploring Deep Time

Harrison Birtwistle introduces his new orchestral work, Deep Time, premiered under the baton of Daniel Barenboim in Berlin in June.

Viewed by the composer as the final panel in a triptych alongside The Triumph of Time and Earth Dances, the 20-minute score resonates with temporal and seismic themes and carries a memorial dedication to Peter Maxwell Davies.

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MacMillan Trombone Concerto in Amsterdam

James MacMillan’s new Trombone Concerto, premiered on 20 April by Jörgen van Rijen and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, promises to demonstrate the composer’s special affinity with brass instruments.

The 25-minute concerto travels with the soloist to Dallas in February 2018, with further performances planned in future seasons in Antwerp, Geneva, Oulu and Cottbus.

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Dean interview about his operatic Hamlet

Brett Dean introduces his new operatic version of Hamlet, premiered at the Glyndebourne Festival on 11 June with a starry cast conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and staged by Neil Armfield.

Dean describes how Hamlet “engages with all the big questions of being human throughout time: love, death, loyalty, betrayal, power, the supernatural, comedy, tragedy, history… and things pastoral”.

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Bernstein website relaunched for centennial

In preparation for the Bernstein centennial – events are to be officially announced in New York on 9 May – the Leonard Bernstein Office has relaunched the composer’s official website.

Spread across the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons, the worldwide celebrations look set to cover the full gamut of Bernstein’s output. Visit the new website for full information about the composer and resources for promoters and performers.

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Stravinsky’s Funeral Song score published

The first publication of Igor Stravinsky’s Funeral Song, lost for over a century, is now available from Boosey & Hawkes. The study score joins the list of Stravinsky’s works in the classic Hawkes Pocket Scores series.

The 12-minute orchestral work is travelling the globe, with performances in coming months in New York, Tokyo, Turin, Berlin, Sydney, Tanglewood and Lucerne.

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Ginastera’s Bomarzo staged in Madrid

Events celebrating the centenary of Alberto Ginastera are rounded off with Pierre Audi’s new staging of Bomarzo at the Teatro Real in Madrid, opening on 24 April.

This powerful opera draws us into the mind of the 16th century Italian duke who created a fabled garden of stone monsters. The Madrid staging is complemented with a series of concerts, talks and an exhibition exploring Ginastera and Bomarzo

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Online Scores: New Additions to Website

Latest new works viewable in our free digitised library of full scores include Harrison Birtwistle’s 5 Lessons in a Frame, David T. Little’s opera JFK, James MacMillan’s Gloria and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Martland Memorial. Recently added classics include Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, Martinu’s Double Concerto and Symphony No.6 and the chamber version of Prokofieff’s The Fiery Angel

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News in Brief

> John Adams: Girls of the Golden West
> Edgar Meyer: new orchestral premiere
> B&H new publications at Frankfurt Music Fair
> Unsuk Chin at Eight Bridges festival in Cologne
> Christopher Rouse reviews of Symphony No.5

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 Featured Video

MacMillan’s Stabat Mater released on CD

MacMillan Stabat Mater video

View a web video introducing James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater, recently released on the Coro label by The Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia conducted by Harry Christophers. The powerful work for choir and string orchestra was recently toured in Scotland, linked with a month of MacMillan’s music in Glasgow.

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Explore Youth Opera repertoire

Glanert Brahms Weites LandDetlev Glanert
Weites Land
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/
Olari Elts
Ondine ODE 1263-2

Brahms’s Symphony No.4 is the starting point for this dramatic orchestral work, coupled with Glanert’s orchestral version of the Four Serious Songs with new preludes.

Little Dress in magic amuletsDavid T. Little
dress in magic amulets, dark, from My feet
The Crossing/International
Contemporary Ensemble/
Donald Nally
Innova Recordings 912

Little crafts a response to Dieterich Buxtehude’s 17th-century oratorio Membra Jesu nostril patientis santissima as part of The Crossing’s Seven Responses project.

Golijov AzulOsvaldo Golijov
Yo-Yo Ma/The Knights/
Eric Jacobsen
Warner Classics 0190295875213

The world-premiere recording of Golijov’s Azul, which NPR called “one of the finest cello concertos so far this century”, performed by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

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Elena Kats-Chernin
Ancient Letters

4 May 2017
Recital Centre, Melbourne
Mahan Esfahani/
Melbourne Symphony
Orchestra/Brett Kelly

Detlev Glanert
Leyla und Medjnun
(new version)
12 May 2017
Ballhof Eins, Hannover
Staatsoper Hannover/
Siegmund Weinmeister

Harrison Birtwistle
Deep Time
5 June 2017
Philharmonie, Berlin
Staatskapelle Berlin/
Daniel Barenboim

Brett Dean
11 June 2017
Glyndebourne Festival
London Philharmonic Orchestra/
Vladimir Jurowski

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