Musical Works, newly published in music editions & newly composed
The corona pandemic has hardly killed any significant number of people in Germany... we have a lower mortality rate in the population as a whole than in 2018 or 2019. What really fell victim to the hysterical and exaggerated restrictions on contact and events, however, are music life and traditional music publishers: no more performances and live music-making (whether orchestras, choirs or house music), no more sales of sheet music and no more music rental (to opera houses and philharmonic orchestras). Paralysing inactivity in all areas of culture and music making, and little hope for a cultural upswing....
This is why it is currently difficult to compose new works with flow and visionary energy. A dozen of composed and also published works lie in my drawers, - no performance dates, no new composition commissions, a literal "no future feeling".
In many music publishing houses, a production stop and short-time work prevail as a survival strategy. So I can count myself lucky that at least some smaller compositions have been printed and published in the last few months. Four works were published by Ries & Erler/Berlin in October: "RA"-RITUAL for 10 concert flutes, the "SILENT PRELUDES... ABOUT INSECTS & THE MICROBIOTIC WORLD" for organ and sound design, "AILULU", Yiddish lullaby for flute and harp (the Polish premiere has been postponed indefinitely), "STILL SEIN - CALLARSE" for piano quintet after a poem by Pablo Neruda (the November premiere with BR-Klassik is also postponed indefinitely). In October "THE STONES OF NEWGRANGE", a Spiral Music for Guitar & Organ.... was published by Strube Munich.
Only with great effort and downright personal effort ("What is the point of composing for and for whom in this Corona idleness?") have smaller works with smaller instrumentation been created in the months of August/September/October 2020: Besides the piano quintet "STILL SEIN - CALLARSE", the lullaby "AILULU" for flute and harp, the organ work "SILENT PRELUDES". In addition, a chamber-musical CONCERTINO "ODE TO HARMONY" for bassoon and string orchestra (premiered four times in Italy in September) was composed and four interludes "FARBEN DER GLOCKE" for vocal ensemble and percussion, which is currently being edited by Strube-Verlag and which will be recorded on CD in December by the Regensburg vocal ensemble "Stimmgold" (premiere postponed indefinitely)...
...Yes, - that's how retarded and not very hopeful "Composing during the Covid19 pandemic" looks like. Let's wait for better times again!
2 CD-Projects in November 2020Two CD-Projects in month of November 2020: "JUBILISSIMO" for brass & organ, recorded in June in Essen cathedral is now released nin November. And a new CD "Beethoven 250 Years" was recorded in Great concert Hall of University of Music in Munich....
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2020 with 4 World PremieresDespite the Corona Lockdown there took place four world premieres...from the organ composition to the oratorio "Beethovens Schöpfung" für Soli, Chor und Ensemble (Texts: Goethe and Beethoven)
August 2020 Worldpremiere "WUHAN 2020"SYMPHONIC POEM "WUHAN 2020" - was commissioned by China government in month of February - and the Premiere should take place 6th of March, and was postponed till August 2020.
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.