FALL OF 2014: A RICH HARVEST
The year of 2014 ends with a musical harvest of lots of fruits: the new WERGO-CD „China meets Europe“ with Vesselina Kasarova (Alt) and WuWei (Sheng), conducted by Xincao Li has been released (link: www.enjott.com/musik/china-meets-europe-cd-wergo/ ), successful world premieres, such as SULAMITH for cello & orchestra with Laszlo Fenyö (Celloakademie Rutesheim 28th of October), the composition MISERERE for choir with 8 voices (ARD on the 19th of November), GOTHAM SCAPE for saxophone, percussions and electronics (broadcast hall of the public tv station HR in Frankfurt on the 9th of November), KUNST DES VERTEILENS (The art of distribution) piano quartet with soprano (Orff-Zentrum Munich on the 6th of November), JUBILLISIMO for organ (Philharmonic Orchestra Essen on the 27th of October). Many new compositions were created and molded in the fall of this year and are currently awaiting their world premieren: ISOLDE & TRISTAN - Double concert for Erhu and Cello (for China National Symphony Orchestra), a large oratorio in three parts: SANCTA TRINITAS (part I will celebrate its world premiere at the end of January in Bayreuth with the Hof Symphonics), SALVE REGINA (world premiere in the near future on the occasion of the choir festival in Havana/Cuba), the violin concert EARTH’S EYES (for Ingolf Turban, world premiere in April), ORGELSINFONIE (organ symphony) No.14 'the Romanic“ (for the Speyer Cathedral).... and of course film scores, such as the HR/ARTE mini-series in five parts 'FÄHRSTRASSEN DER WELT' (ferry passages of the world) or the moving scenic documentary 'WEGE NACH AUSCHWITZ' (Ways leading to Auschwitz) that will have its world premiere on the German public broadcasting network ZDF on the 27th of January, 2015 - the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. You can find audio samples by clicking on the following link www.enjott.com/musik/wege-nach-auschwitz-zdf-szenische-dokumentation/ . – And there were also the many small pleasures this fall had to offer: the award for the „Best Soundtrack“ at the Kinofest Lünen for the (gleich mit drei Preisen geehrten) cine film 'DER BAUER BLEIBST DU' (You remain the farmer) by Benedikt Kuby (the film actually received a total of 3 awards), as well as the very positive reviews critics expressed for the first WERGO CD (May 2014) METAMORPHOSEN (metamorphoses) (link: www.enjott.com/musik/metamorphosen-cd-orchesterwerke-wergo/ ) and for my musical journey based on piano song fragments of G. Mahler's friend Hans Rott BALDE RUHEST DU NUN AUCH (Soon you will rest as well) (Oehms-Classic-CD June of 2014, see link: www.enjott.com/musik/hans-rott-wege-zu-gustav-mahler-mit-enjott-schneiders-liederreise-balde-ruhest-du-auch/ )....2015 will start with just as much work and excitement. The year will begin with a CD co-production with the 'Bayerischer Rundfunk' that is going to focus on my grand oratorio AUGUSTINUS (with the Munich Bach Choir, cond.: Hansjörg Albrecht) .... and 5 more CD productions will follow, e.g. with the DSO Berlin (cond.: Wolfgang Lischke), the TONKÜNSTLER Orchestra in Vienna (cond.: Alondra De la Parra and Kevin Edusei), with organ music from the Regensburg Cathedral .... What more can a person ask for in life? All I can do is to express my most sincere gratitude for all of this!
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<