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.
The new album of Les Vents Francais with a Beethoven focus will be released on 7 April by Warner Classics: Apart from variations on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano" various duos and trios for wind instruments or horn and piano are featured.
Ondine Records releases in April 2017 the recording of Tonu Korvits' "Moorland Elegies" by Risto Joost, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, who performed the premiere of this highly poetic cycle, full of visionary fantasies in 2015.
Florian Helgath conducts the NDR Choir in Hamburg on 10 June with the programme "As if angels are calling me" with works by Brahms, Webern, Mahler, Krenek and Schönberg.
Risto Joost conducts on 9 June Benjamin Britten's Chamber Opera Curlew River with members of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony and Choir with soloists.
Fascinated by the traditional Japanese NO theatre, Britten combined in his church parable characteristic play and music style of far-eastern theatre with elements of the medieval mystery play and Gregorian singing. bit.ly/2s8Xta4Read more
The Latvian Radio Choir and Sigvards Klava perform a "Best of programme" at Klang Vokal Festival Dortmund on 4 June featuring Rachmaninov's Vespers and works by Arvo Pärt, Anders Hillborg and Peteris Vasks.
Laurence Equilbey, Insula Orchestra, Choeur Accentus, soloists and La Fura dels Baus perform Haydn's Creation in a staged production (direction: Carlos Padrissa) at the
Ludwigsburger Schlossfestpiele on 1 and 2 June as well as in Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on 5 and 6 June.Read more