FROM THE GERMAN COMPOSER AWAR (DEUTSCHER MUSIKAUTORENPREIS) TO „SISYPHOS“.
The months of April, May, and June were defined by contrast. In addition to infinite meetings, paperwork, and other obligations I dealt with as the head of the supervisory board of the GEMA, president of the German Composer Association, and chair of the German Music Council (e.g. opening speeches for the German Composer Award, the role as the chairman of the general meeting, and my presence at the Frankfurt Music Fair), I also celebrated my 65th birthday by doing what really makes me happy: my work ... to be more specific ... there was a week spent with the DSO/German Symphony Orchestra at the Berlin Teldex Studios to record a demanding program for the 4th WERGO CD: the 2nd Symphony 'SISYPHOS' (with Johannes Fischer/percussions), the violin concert AUGEN DER ERDE - Eyes of the Earth (with Ingolf Turban), and the double concert DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (with the two cello stars Jens-Peter Maintz and Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt), cond.: Wolfgang Lischke..... In addition to that, I developed new compositions, such as PROPHECY. FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE for 4 organs, 4 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 strings, flute, and kettledrum (world premiere under my direction at the Philharmonic Orchestra in Danzig), or Yi JING. TRIGRAMMS FOR SHENG & CHINESE ORCHESTRA (world premiere in December in Taipei together with the National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan), a LEIPZIG LAUDAMUS (world premiere in September on the occasion of the sanctification of the newly built Propsteikirche in Leipzig). I also created two new scores for the ARTE-HR series 'FÄHRPASSAGEN' (Ferry Passages) and two scores for the HR documentary series 'HESSEN VON OBEN' (Hesse from the top). ..... and there were world premieres, almost back to back: the violin concert AUGEN DER ERDE (Eyes of the Earth) on the 24th of April at Theater Bad Reichenhall (with Ingolf Turban, cond.: Hansjörg Albrecht), THREE CHORALS FROM THE 'HOBBIT' MOVIES (that have just been published by Carus-Verlag) on the 9th of May in Ulm, together with the Ulmer Spatzen, the oboe concert CONCERTO B-A-C-H on the 28th of May on the occasion of the Mozartfest in Würzburg (with Albrecht Mayer/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond.: Enrico Calesso), the third Bayreuth Oratorio TAUBE, WASSER, FEUERSTURM - Dove, Water, Firestorm (Stadtkirche Bayreuth) on the 14th of June, the pre-world premiere of PROPHECY at the Organ Gala Night in Landsberg on the 20th of June, the M.Luther motet SIE IST MIR LIEB - She is dear to me at the Eichstätt Cathedral together with the Regensburger Domspatzen on the 28th of June, and the world premiere of DUNKELREISE - Dark Journey for oboe and strings at the Lansberg Sommermusiken on the 5th of July (together with the ensemble Berlin and Christoph Hartmann/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra).
Additional links - April, May, and June:
www.enjott.com/musik/prophecy-the-four-horsemen-of-the-apocalypse/ and www.enjott.com/musik/spiritus-sanctus-taube-wasser-feuersturm-teil-3-aus-sancta-trinitasoratorisches-triptychon-zur-heiligen-dreifaltigkeit-fuer-sopran-bariton-chor-und-orchester/ and www.enjott.com/musik/pictures-of-yang-guifei-concerto-for-dizi-orchestra/ and www.enjott.com/musik/augen-der-erde-earths-eye-konzert-fuer-violine-und-orchester/ and www.enjott.com/musik/dunkelreise-nach-fragmenten-von-hans-rott-1858-1884-sextett-fuer-oboeenglischhorn-und-streicher/
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.
POLAND, INDIA, KOSOVO, HAMBURG & ROME: The Days "before" COVID19POLAND, INDIA, KOSOVO, HAMBURG & ROME: The Days "before" COVID. With world premieres, CD-productions and new compositions.
European premiere: OPER "MARCO POLO" in Milan and GenovaFrom September 22 to October 1, the European premiere of my opera "MARCO POLO", composed in Chinese and commissioned by the Chinese government, took place in Milano and Genova (Italy). After the three productions in China this European tour was now a successful test.