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.
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.
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"