In addition to many trips on behalf of the 'German Society for Musical Performing and Mechanical Reproduction Rights' (the so-called GEMA) to London and Berlin, I embarked on a colourful musical journey with several performances - a few examples:
IN CONCERT: I had the pleasure of conducting the world permiere of CITY LIFE. IMPRESSION FOR ORCHESTRA on the 25th of May in Essen.
ON STAGE: Starting at the end of May, my composition "Ali und der Zauberkrug" was performed multiple times at the 'Bayerische Staatsoper' in Bavaria.
CHURCH: My multilingual composition "Pater Noster" celebrated its world premiere as part of the 99th 'German Catholics Day' (Deutscher Katholikentag) in Regensburg. Furthermore, there were three premieres with choir and ensemble during the closing church service that was broadcast by the public broadcasting station 'ARD'.
FILM PRODUCTION: More than 100 minutes of music were recorded from the 13th to the 21st of June for the tv mini series "Hessen von oben" of the public broadcasting station 'Hessischer Rundfunk'.
My personal highlight was the release of two brilliant CDs. The label 'WERGO' released the CD METAMORPHOSEN featuring four orchestral works about Schumann, Mozart, Wagner, and Mendelssohn, performed by the Tonkünstler-Orchester under the musical direction of Xincao Li. Furthermore, 'Oehms Classics' released my composition BALDE RUHEST DU AUCH. EINE LIEDERREISE on a Hans Rott CD, sung by genius bass-baritone Michael Volle with a fantastic performance of the 'Munich Symphony Orchestra', conducted by Hansjörg Albrecht.
Please see the following links for more information (with photos and audio samples):
CITY LIFE: http://www.enjott.com/musik/city-life-impressions-for-orchestra/
CD METAMORPHOSEN: http://www.enjott.com/musik/metamorphosen-cd-orchesterwerke-wergo/
CD LIEDERREISE: http://www.enjott.com/musik/hans-rott-wege-zu-gustav-mahler-mit-enjott-schneiders-liederreise-balde-ruhest-du-auch/
And of course I continue to compose feverishly: my current projects until August include the violin concert AUGEN DER ERDE (for Ingolf Turban), the double concert ISOLDE & TRISTAN for Erhu (Peru Xu), as well as Violoncello (Wen-Sinn Yang) and China National Symphony Orchestra, the ORGELSINFONIE No. 14 for the Speyrer Dom cathedral, and the composition "VERTEILUNGSPLAN" for soprano and piano quartet for a Richard-Strauss birthday concert.
POWER OF PAST - FINDING THE FUTURE IN THE PASTNow I am in my 70th year of life, which will be celebrated and concluded as a birthday in 2020. As if by itself, there is a reflection of the past. The future becomes more meaningless. My mother has died in March 2019 and I was allowed to accompany her until to her last breath. That also asked many questions about time and life.... The prehistory of life and the world has always occupied and inspired me, the longevity of the trees, some of which are thousands of years old, the documents of past epochs: fascinating, how long before the biblical Creation Report and its time counting there were already cultures and civilization.
ASIA - Seeking the origins of cultureAsia, a longing for the origins of cultures that has been increasingly buried in Western civilization, has been fascinating for over 20 years. Encounter with old traditional instruments, with a concept of "Modernism" that is not as Eurocentric as our "contemporary music" stamped by Darmstadt, Donaueschingen or Adorno.
CD Recordings 2019On January 15th Naxos officially released the WERGO-CD "CLAIR-OBSCUR. THE COLORS OF SAXOPHONES" with the Saxopohone Quartet CLAIR OBSCUR and with best reviews. And immediately it continues with new CD recordings: The CD BERNARDUS recorded in Gdansk/Poland, WERGO-CD „MOZART & BEETHOVEN MEETING YIN & YANG“ in March with Jena Philharmonics and in April in Siberia Part I of "KRASNOYARSK COUNTERPOINTS"
composing composing composingCOMPOSING, COMPOSING, COMPOSING..... A lot of new works, new performances are the joy in composers life!
"CLAIR-OBSCUR" AND OTHER CDsIn 2018 were released five exciting CDs, - symphonic, large oratorio, chamber music, sacred music. Three of them end of 2018... and the latest is CLAIR-OBSCUR. COLORS OF SAXOPHONES with the Berlin saxophone quartet >clair_obscur<