From a musical point of view the first quarter of the new year 2014 begins fulminantly. On 2. January the Thriller OHNE DICH (directed by: Florian Baymeyer) is braodcast for the first time on ARD. Then, after a journey to China (in Beijing und Xiamen commissions are to be discussed and rehearsed with Xincao Li, chief conductor of the China National Symphony Orchestra), my personal highlight for 2014 is the world premiere of the Oratorio ORDO AMORIS (after texts by Bernhard of Clairveaux): on 17. January in Munich as part of the series „Paradisi Gloria“ on BR Classic, - with Sophia Christine Brommer (soprano), Ralf Simon (tenor), the choir of the Bavarian Radio (under Markus Landerer) and the radio orchestra under GMD Prof. Ulf Schirmer, to whom the work has been dedicated. – In February the by now third performance of my „RESONANZEN“ for 4 castagnets and orchestra (Orquesta Filarmonica Madrid directed by Pascual Osa) in Madrid at the Auditorio Nacional is followed by the world premiere of „ROBERT SCHUMANNS TRAUMREISE“ after Schumann's Kerner-Lieder with the bass-baritone Michael Leibundgut and the Glasfarm-Ensemble New York. – Before Easter work on the 10-CD-Project 'recordings of my orchestra works' with the Label WERGO in Vienna/Grafenegg is continued with the recording of the 2. CD with the 'Österreichische Tonkünstler-Orchester (directed by Xincao Li, China): Soloists WuWei (Sheng) and Vesselina Kasarova (Soprano), who will sing my 3rd Symphony „Chinesische Jahreszeiten“ ..... All in all: Projects, that make my heart sing und that compensate for those nerve-racking tasks of a chairman of the supervisory board of GEMA and of a president of the German Composer's Association.
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.
New CD: KRASNOYARSK COUNTERPOINTSWith Label WERGO (Distribution: NAXOS) released in february 2020: two freshly composed Concertos, - the one with Reinhold Friedrich, who is playing extraordinary with three types of trumpets in the same composition, - the other with an usual combination of instruments in a double concerto. Artem Chirkov (Soloist of St. Peterburg Philharmony) plays his double bass from low to the highest violin-like ranges....And Mikhail Dzyudze, a multitalent beetween Folk, Rock & Classic, plays on his Contrabass-Balalaika... a gigantic and really unknown instrument.
Mai 2020: INSIDE THE WORLD - MUSIK NACH INNENJust for my 70th anniversary released at Label ambiente audio: INSIDE THE WORLD - MUSIK NACH INNEN with some Highlights from the CD-series "Enjott Schneider - Sacred Music"
COMPOSING AGAINST... AND DESPITE THE CORONA-VIRUSTwo "Corona works" were created around the virus, rehearsed via online rehearsals, and soon - finally - played live in the concert hall: For Beijing Symphony Orchestra in China the composition WUHAN 2020 SYMPHONIC POEM FOR ORCHESTRA, and for the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Katovice/Poland a work "IN MEMORIAM PENDERECKI": MAZURKA TRISTE.