New CDs in "Lockdown-November": just released & just recorded
Just in time for Christmas presents the label 'Ambiente Audio' released the CD "JUBILISSIMO - BRASS & ORGAN AT ESSEN CATHEDRAL"... with seven works by Enjott Schneider, - virtuosic and highly emotional performed by Reinhold Friedrich/Hannes Läubin (trumpets), David Friedrich/Brandt Attema (trombones) and the Essen cathedral organist Sebastian Küchler-Blessing. It is exciting to see how five soloists swing each other up to technical perfection and expressive musicality.... With the website-link
https://www.enjott.com/en/works/jubilissimo-cd-2020 (in english)
...you can listen to a few audio samples... and then order this CD
as quickly as possible and listen to it in its entirety: there is rejoicing in the highest tones, but also - for example in "Golgotha" and "Gethsemane" - sadness and pain, captured and sound-preserved in a very appealing way by the sound engineer Toms Spogis!
From 2nd to 8th November - in the middle of the Corona lockdown - a very special CD (a long cherished desire of Enjott Schneider) was recorded in the large concert hall of the Munich University of Music & Theatre. Although the planned live concert fell victim to the general ban on events, the sound recordings for the 'Ambiente Audio' label were able to take place - in compliance with all hygiene regulations and distance rules. BEETHOVENS SEHNSUCHT is the name of this project: eight composers have set metamorphoses and paraphrases to the fantastically touching Goethe song "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt" (which Beethoven set to music four times!) as premieresand ‘New Music’ for the Beethoven Year. The composing section were five women and two men: Martina Eisenreich, Konstantia Gourzi, Dorothea Hofmann, Evelyn Huber, Birgit Stolzenburg, as well as Marco Hertenstein and (represented with two works) Enjott Schneider. Konstantia Gourzi conducts the ENSEMBLE "OCTOPUS" FOR MODERN MUSIC, which is joined by excellent soloists: Julia Sophie Wagner (soprano), Jelena Stojkovic (piano), Birgit Stolzenburg (dulcimer), Evelyn Huber (harp), Kai Rapsch (Englishhorn), Christian Benning (vibraphone), Wolfgang Lohmeier (percussive sound installation), Stefan Schneider (clarinet), Carlos Vera Larrucea (percussion), Slava Cernavka (clarinet). Sound engeneer: Klaus Strazicky.
New Musical Works...published and freshly composed in summer 2020"Despite Corona!"... some few musical works were composed and published in Summer and Autumn 2020:
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2020 with 4 World PremieresDespite the Corona Lockdown there took place four world premieres...from the organ composition to the oratorio "Beethovens Schöpfung" für Soli, Chor und Ensemble (Texts: Goethe and Beethoven)
August 2020 Worldpremiere "WUHAN 2020"SYMPHONIC POEM "WUHAN 2020" - was commissioned by China government in month of February - and the Premiere should take place 6th of March, and was postponed till August 2020.
New CD in summer 2020: ..............FLUTE STORIESRecorded in january 2020 in Katowice/Poland and now released in summer 2020: FLUTE STORIES... about Water, Trees, and a Chinese Concubine... with Lukasz Dlugosz & Agata Kielar Dlugosz (flutes) Silesian Chamber Orchestra & Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk
Monography ENJOTT SCHNEIDER published as book by Allitera-VerlagIm Juli 2020 neu erschienen: Die Buch-Monographie über ENJOTT SCHNEIDER (im Allitera-Verlag) aus der Reihe Komponisten in Bayern. Dokumente musikalischen Schaffens im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert, Band 66. Es ist ein spannendes Lesebuch über ein ganz und gar der Musik gewidmetes Leben geworden, - mit einem Fototeil.