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Season Highlights from B&H London

2016/17 highlights include international celebrations for Steve Reich’s 80th birthday this autumn and John Adams’s 70th next year, together with festival features on Michel van der Aa at Helsinki’s Musica Nova and Unsuk Chin at Cologne’s Acht Brücken
Premieres include concertos by Gruber, Rouse and Simpson, orchestral works by Birtwistle, Kats-Chernin and Turnage, major choral scores by Glanert, Jenkins and MacMillan, and Dean’s new opera Hamlet at Glyndebourne.
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Season Highlights from B&H New York

The new season includes eagerly anticipated premieres of Reich’s Pulse and Gruber’s Piano Concerto in New York, Rouse’s Organ Concerto in Philadelphia and Symphony No.5 in Dallas, works by Chapela in Mexico and a feature on Chin in Toronto.
Major US premieres include MacMillan’s Symphony No.4 in Pittsburgh, Holloway’s Europa & the Bull in San Francisco and Jenkins’s Cantata Memoria in New York.
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Mark Simpson’s music on new NMC disc

NMC has released an all-Mark Simpson disc, Night Music, surveying his chamber and instrumental works across ten years with an outstanding list of performers including the composer himself.
BBC Music Magazine describes how « what hits home immediately in this magnificent collection is the music’s individuality and strength » while Gramophone notes « this is high quality music. And in case you needed reminding, Simpson can play that clarinet too. »
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Latin America: Ginastera and premieres

As the world looks to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, Latin America features a host of Boosey & Hawkes performances. The Ginastera centennial continues in Brazil, Columbia and Mexico as well as Argentina, including Michael Barenboim in the Violin Concerto with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim in Buenos Aires.
Performances in Mexico have included the new orchestral version of Paquito d’Rivera’s The Elephant and the Clown last month and the autumn brings premieres of Enrico Chapela’s Antikythera in Veracruz and Lunática in Mexico City.
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Finnish master Rautavaara (1928-2016)

We celebrate the life and music of Einojuhani Rautavaara, the leading Finnish composer of his generation, who has died aged 87.
With an output ranging from opera to orchestral, from concertos to choral, Rautavaara was a visionary successor to Sibelius. Recent works by the composer have included the cello concerto Towards the HorizonInto the Heart of Light for chamber orchestra and the Lorca setting Balada for choir and orchestra.
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Appalachian Spring: complete orchestral version

Copland’s famous ballet Appalachian Spring is now available to orchestras in a complete full-length orchestration for the first time. The original ballet was scored for 13 instruments and until now orchestras have only been able to perform the composer’s condensed suite.
The new orchestral version, commissioned by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, has received first performances in Dallas and Baltimore alongside Martha Graham’s remarkable 1944 choreography and is now available to orchestras and ballet companies on rental from Boosey & Hawkes.
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First recording of David T. Little’s Dog Days

The premiere recording of David T. Little’s opera Dog Days is released next month as a digital album by VIA Records, featuring the original cast and the composer’s Newspeak ensemble.
The dystopian opera, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, has already been hailed as a groundbreaking American classic. In addition to recent stagings in Los Angeles, Fort Worth and New York, Dog Days received two productions in Germany last season.
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Online Scores: New Additions to Website


Latest new works viewable in our free digitised library of full scores include Anna Clyne’s Abstractions, Magnus Lindberg’s Two Episodes, Steve Reich’s Pulse and Runner and Iris ter Schiphorst’s Gravitational Waves. Recently added classics include Delius’s Sea Drift (reduced scoring), Ginastera’s Sinfonia ‘Don Rodrigo’ and Strauss’s Salome’s Dance
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News in Brief

> John Adams: Girls of the Golden West announced
> Karl Jenkins commemorates Aberfan tragedy
> New Elliott Carter website launched
> Reich at 80: performances around the globe
> Highlights at the 2016 Cabrillo Festival

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 Featured Video

Michel van der Aa: Blank Out

Aa Blank Out trailer

This trailer for Michel van der Aa’s new chamber opera Blank Out reveals the works powerful score and striking imagery, blending 3D film and live performance. Following its sell-out premiere run in Amsterdam, the opera travelled to Rome’s Fast Forward Festival in May and plans are underway at the Lucerne Festival and for an international tour next season.
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 Recordings


Dean Testament
Brett Dean
Testament
Swedish Chamber Orchestra/
Brett Dean
BIS 2194

Brett Dean’s powerful reflection on Beethoven’s scribbling of the Heiligenstadt Testament is joined by Shadow MusicEtüdenfest and Short Stories


Reich Radio RewriteSteve Reich
Radio Rewrite
Ensemble Signal/
Brad Lubman
Harmonia Mundi 907671

Ensemble Signal’s new Steve Reich disc combines Radio Rewrite, building upon Radiohead songs, with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet


MacMillan Since it was the dayJames MacMillan
Since it was the day of Preparation…
Brindley Sherratt/
Hebrides Ensemble/
Synergy Vocals
Delphian DCD34168

MacMillan’s compactly scored Gospel setting encompasses Christ’s burial and Resurrection, alternating narrative with striking instrumental motets.
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 Premieres


Unsuk Chin
Le Chant des Enfants des Étoiles

19 August 2016
Lotte Concert Hall, Seoul
Korean National Choir and Boys Choir/
Seoul Philharmonic Orch/
Myung-Whun Chung
Enrico Chapela
Zimmergramm
15 September 2016
Beethovenhalle, Bonn
LandesJugendChor NRW/
Bundesjugendorchester/
Alondra de la Parra
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Shroud
27 September 2016
EJ Thomas Hall, Akron
on tour to New York, Berlin and London

Emerson Quartet
Elena Kats-Chernin
The Witching Hour
28 September 2016
Sydney Opera House
on tour to Singapore

Australian World Orchestra/
Alexander Briger
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