A COMPOSER is composing is composing is composing is composing is…..
To discover new musical landscapes and to perform these works, ….this is addictive and narcotic and it is a pure joy of life. Based on such feelings in last months orchestral works were created such as the symphonic paintings INNERWORLDS, such as SILKROAD – THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO for Sheng & Orchestra, the double concerto LEPORELLO & GIOVANNI, some chamber music BEETHOVENS „SCHÖPFUNG“ for Soli, Choir & Ensemble, but also smaller compositions like PRAYERS for Oud & Orgel. – And it is not less exciting to experience, when the writing form on paper is transformed into a living sound by talented musicians.
Such First Premieres have been in the last months: 23rd of September Pirmasens a new trumpet concerto L’ANGELICA FARFALLA. DIAMONDFS LOST IN THE PAST with Otto Sauter and the Chamber Philharmony St. Petersburg, or the spectacular RING DER NIBELUNGEN (Wagners 16 hours-opera reduced to 2 hours….) with the puppets of Augsburger Puppenkiste (see the photo above)....….
In the new year 2019 the first premieres will continue: 10th of January Philharmonie Bad Reichenhall the musical fairy tale DER MOND UND DER KLEINE STERN, 29th and 31st of january with Jenaer Philharmonie the first german performance of YIN & YANG for Sheng (WuWei) and Orchestra, 1st of february in Munich PRAYERS for the arabic Oud and Organ, 12th of february in London St. Peters Church William Whitehead is playing (with BBC-Recording) „Ach Gott tu dich erbarmen“, 22nd of February in Hongkong SILK ROAD – THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO for Sheng (WuWei) and Chinese Orchestra, 11th of April atv the TransSiberian Art Festival in Krasnoyarsk a crazy double concerto LEPORELLO & GIOVANNI with Artem Chirkov (Kontrabass), Mikhail Dzyduze (Kontrabass-Balalaika) and the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, 8th of may in Astana/Kasakhsztan the double concerto ALTAI – ENDLESSNESS OF MOUNTAINS for Violin (Aiman Mussakhajayeva) and trumpet (Otto Sauter), 13th of september in Krasnoyarsk SIBERIAN SPIRITS for trumpet (Reinhold Friedrich), string orchestra and Percussion Ensemble….
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.