Monday, September 08, 2008

Peter Eötvös: recent premieres

Peter Eötvös newest compositions:
  • Seven, a violin concerto: UK premiere at the Proms by Akiko Suwanai and the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Susanna Mälkki (musicOMH, Financial Times, Telegraph, This Is London, Times).
  • Levitation, for two clarinets, accordion and strings: World premiere February 13, 2008, at the Festival de Música de Canarias by its dedicatees, Sabine and Wolfgang Meyer, and Sakari Oramo conducting the Finnish YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri (Schott).
  • Lady Sarashina (expansion of As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams), an opera (Financial Times, Guardian).
  • Love and other demons, an opera after Gabriel García Márquez: Premiered at Glyndebourne (Financial Times, Telegraph, Independent, Times).

Toshio Hosokawa: New commission

Toshio Hosokawa has been commissioned by pharmaceutical company Roche to write a new piece, to be performed at the 2010 Lucerne Festival. This will be the fifth Roche Commission (Hays Pharma, Nieuwsbank, Roche).

George Benjamin: Piano Concerto premiered

Pierre-Laurent Aimard and the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, gave the first performance of George Benjamin's new piano-and-orchestra piece 'Duet' in Lucerne (Financial Times, Guardian).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

George Benjamin: New Piano Concerto

At the Lucerne Festival 2008 George Benjamin will be Composer-in-Residence and will see the first performance of his new Piano Concerto on August 30 (Guardian). In September, it will be played in Cleveland (

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mark-Anthony Turnage: New pieces

Peter Maxwell Davies: Going strong, at 73

  • Cheltenham Festival 2008: World premiere of a new Piano Quartet (Telegraph) and British premiere of a new Vilion Sonata (
  • Prince Charles' 60th Birthday (November 14 2008): TV concert, with commissioned piece (Telegraph).
  • Member of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome (Scotsman).
  • How he lost GBP 500,000 (Daily Mail).

Per Nørgård's Symphony No. 7: Recording and premiere

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