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… to a better 2021

Josephine Riemann: Totentänze (2020) Violinen, Knochen (Mensch, Reh, Rind, Schwein)

Josephine Riemann, Totentänze (2020)

The pandemia of the year 2020 has affected almost all areas of life. The concert business as we know it is at a standstill. During the last months we were nevertheless able to work on the materials for three large-scale works by Enno Poppe, Ming Tsao and Rebecca Saunders, in addition to several smaller ones.
Despite everything, for us 2020 was also a year of opera: we worked on reduced versions of Verdi’s and Offenbach’s stage works as well as on a volume of the critical Cherubini edition (“Les Abencérages”). We were also able to complete the new edition of “Der Rosenkavalier“.

Ming Tsao, Triode-Variations

triode diagramrework of Variationen für Orchester, op.31 by Arnold Schönberg

Originally scheduled for December 30, 2020, Ensemble Musikfabrik will perform Ming’s new work next year.

A new piano concerto by Rebecca Saunders

that was scheduled to be premiered at the Lucern Festival this summer has been postponed to the upcoming season.
The Festival Academy Orchestra and Nicolas Hodges under Sylvain Cambreling will premiere “to an utterance“.

(materials by NGB)

Enno Poppe, “Prozession” and “Blut” as live-stream

Prozession (detail from the score)

Last November, “Prozession” for large ensemble was premiered in Leipzig by the Ensemble Musikfabrik.
The Soprano Caroline Melzer and the Ensemble Modern played “Blut” (12 Lieder after poems by Else von Lasker-Schüler) in Amsterdam and later on in Cologne for the first time.
Both concerts were conducted by the composer and performed without audience.

(Performance materials by NGB)

“Der Rosenkavalier“ in a new edition

Rosenkavalier Edition

For a commission by three major opera houses we prepared a new critical, yet practical edition of Richard Strauss’ most popular opera. To accomplish this first edition after more than hundred years, the materials as used and annotated by the Dresden, Munich and Berlin opera orchestras were evaluated and corrected. The complete materials have been produced in highest typesetting and offset printing quality and are available directly from us.