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/
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.
Passion and discovering new worlds...New Works, new CD.... composing out of passion
Lots of concerts... and being Member of JuryNot only "world premieres" are important for composers life, - but also the repeating of performances to bring the compositions into the common repertoire. And not to forget: working as Jury member in competitions is a very responsible work, leading young artists to their future!
WORLDPREMIERE "SPIRITS OF SIBERIA""SPIRITS OS SIBERIA" is fascinating with a world of shamanic Power and with omnipresent siberian Spirits at the festival ASIA - SIBERIA - EUROPE. Reinhold Friedrich (Trumpet) is celebrated with standing ovations.
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.