The recording of Tigran Mansurian's Requiem of the Munich Chamber Orchestra and RIAS Chamber Choir for ECM Records with the preparation of the choir by Florian Helgath has been nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Choral Performance.
Florian Helgath conducts the first performance of the music theatre production Earth Diver at Ruhrtriennale in Essen on 21 September featuring works by Heinrich
Schütz and Nikolaus Brass together with ChorWerk Ruhr, Phil Minton, B'Rock Continuo and Belgian author Paul Verrept under direction of Wouter Van Looy. Further dates: 22, 23, 24 September.Read more
The Insula Orchestra and Choeur Accentus with soloists debut in Essen on 18 September under the musical direction of Laurence Equilbey. The programme features Mozart's Vesperae solennes and Coronation Mass C Major KV 317.
Risto Joost directs Mendelssohn's Paulus with the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony and Choir and soloists on 17 September at Leipzig Gewandhaus. MDR Kultur broadcasts the concert on 18 September at 19:30.
Anna-Maria Helsing conducts the Gävle Symphony Orchestra on 25 August with Franz Berwald Estrella de Soria, Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 and Mozart Symphony No. 25 g minor KV 183.
After a short illness and incredibly unexpected, Peter Sadlo has passed away. The music world lost a brilliant artist, passionate musician and a tireless mentor.
The youngest solo timpanist in the history of the Munich
Philharmonic has significantly emancipated percussion as a solo instrument since his unanimous victory of the ARD Music Competition in 1985.
Sadlo enhanced an entire generation of young percussionists with whom he maintained a close artistic friendship and gave joint concert performances. His colleagues and students lose due to his death a reliable companion and likesome human being.Read more
The ambitious Arcis Saxophone Quartet is on festival tour on 11 August in Oberstdorf, 12 August in Goslar, 13 August in Messdorf and on 21 August in Grafenegg performing works by György Ligeti, Alexander Glasunov, J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla and Fabien Levy.