BEING A COMPOSER OUT OF PASSION....
...is sometimes also acclaimed with publicity: in August, for example, it was announced that on 8 November 2019 in Halle, as part of the Saxony-Anhalt Film Music Days, Enjott Schneider will be presented with the 2019 German Film Music Prize. Actually a great honour and joy...
The most beautiful reward for the composer, however, remains composing - sitting for nights and nights, building a fantasy world out of sounds, drifting away into the non-material, writing notes that are then at some point transformed into vibrating air by excellent musicians, which can then enchant an audience.... That's exciting and motivates us to always create new works.
Thus, in the summer months of 2019, the most diverse compositions were created:
- MOZART-FRAGMENTE for the birthday of Leopold Mozart for boy's voice and ensemble, (November 2019, Augsburg)
- MOON OVER ERQAN WATERS, Piano Trio (June 2020, Shanghai)
- DEDICATION. IN MEMORIAM DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY for baritone, choir and orchestra, composed in Russian language with a poem by A. Pushkin, Krasnoyarsk, October 2019
- Two chorale preludes "Wir glauben all" and "O Traurigkeit" (Berlin, October 2019)
- THE DAO OF WATER. Double Concerto for Yanqin and Kanun. Commissioned work for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, premiere Hong Kong on 22.2.2020.
NEW CD at WERGO ERSCHIENEN: MOZART & BEETHOVEN MEETING YIN & YANG
With Juliana Koch (oboe; solo oboist of the London Symphony Orchestra), Wu Wei (sheng), Jena Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by GMD Simon Gaudenz. - I am particularly pleased with this new CD release, because it is almost a quintessence of my musical preferences: to deal with Mozart and Beethoven compositionally is a kind of high school of composing. With "Yin & Yang" my beloved Asian world is integrated into the symphonic context. I have been friends with the exceptional Chinese musician Wu Wei for 22 years now, during which five concerts with Sheng were created.
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.