schott aktuell - the journal 1/2012 online

For Schott it is with particular pride that we look forward to the world’s celebrations of Wagner’s bicentenary in 2013. In anticipation of this event, we have been busy adding to our Richard Wagner Complete Edition: new urtext-vocal scores based to the Complete Edition of The Flying Dutchman in the First Version of 1841 and the 1842/80-Version, Lohengrin and Das Rheingold are already available and new performance material for Tristan und Isolde is currently being prepared.

Wagner’s profound influence is still very much alive and in this issue we feature a fascinating range of orchestral works in which contemporary composers continue their dialogue with him, from Hans Werner Henze’s Tristan or his very personal orchestrations of the Wesendonck Lieder to Gavin Bryars’ The Porazzi Fragment and Henk de Vlieger’s orchestral distillations of the operas. This section also includes rare examples of Wagner’s own orchestral works.

Alongside our focus on Wagner, we also have major orchestral works from Goehr, Mustonen and Wigglesworth hitting the concert platform for the very first time in January and February which we hope will get 2012 off to a good start. Wishing you a very happy new year!

- from the editorial by Sarah Osborn, Schott Music London

p 3: Editorial by Sarah Osborn · Contents
pp 4-5: World Premières: Alexander Goehr: When Adam Fell / Durch Adams Fall · Christian Jost: Hamlet Echos · Steve Martland: New work SATB choir · Olli Mustonen: Sinfonia 1 · Andrew Norman: Pyramid Scheme · Valentin Silvestrov: String Quartet No. 3 · Peteris Vasks: Plainscapes (version for violin, cello and piano) · Ryan Wigglesworth: Violin Concerto, etc.
pp 6-7: First Nights: Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Simplicius Simplicissimus in Osnabrück · Paul Hindemith: Sancta Susanna in Lyon · Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die tote Stadt in Debrecen · Elisabeth Naske: Don Quichotte en famille in Paris · Aribert Reimann: Lear in Hamburg · Arnold Schoenberg: Von Heute auf Morgen in Lyon · Michael Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage in Boston, MA · Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins in Berlin
pp 8-13: Repertoire Recommendations - Wagner: Alive!
pp 14-15: New sheet music editions, books, CDs and DVDs
pp 16-17: News: Pierre Jalbert, Hannah Lash and Lei Liang join Schott · Joseph Schwantner in Residence at the DePauw University · Wiktor-Award for Krzysztof Penderecki · Richard Strauss sources database online
p 18: Looking ahead to birthdays and anniversaries 2013-2015
p 18: Fritz Kreisler - 50th anniversary of death
p 24: Repertoire - Richard Wagner / Lorin Maazel: The Ring without Words



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