On 29. and 30. June 2013 the first performance of the 6th Symphony in the Kölner Philharmonie received a standing ovation: Heinz-Walter Florin conducted 300 musicians with Lisa Tjalve (Soprano), the Deutz Choir Cologne, the Bonner Operisten, the Collegium Cantandi and the highly accomplished Württembergische Philharmonie. Christoph Zimmermann commented in the daily KÖLNER GENERALANZEIGER: "In his symphony with voices "Der Rhein", Enjott Schneider conceived a vast choir and an instrumentation in the tradition that - starting with Beethovens ninth - was "perfected" by Gustav Mahler and found successors such as Ralph Vaughan Williams amongst others .... "Der Rhein" is not quite as descriptive as the "Alpensinfonie" by Strauss. Having composed largely for Film and Television Schneider's music is intensely pictorial, his expressive palette certainly contemporary. This was brought to life with great verve by the Württembergische Philharmonie under the baton of the discerning and highly allert conductor Heinz-Walter Florin. The choir had a number of harmonic challenges which were dealt with admirably." - The KÖLNER STADTANZEIGER read under the title THE GLOW OF THE LORELEY: Heavy and dark flows the flickering Rhine. "Rhenus Pater" the choir sings meaningfully, mythologicyally significant words accompanied in free tonality by the orchestra... DER RHEIN, the 6th symphony of Enjott Schneider, who was born in Weil on the Rhein, is a composition, that follows the stream of unconsciousness rather than a programmatic hommage to nature.....Above all the dark timbres brought out by the Württembergische Philharmonie sparkled the voice of the Soprano Lisa Tjalve...The Deutz Choir with 120 voices won the audience with their confidence and sonority. They were supported by the "Bonner Operisten" and the Collegium Cantandi Bonn. Heinz-Walter Florin lead this vast ensemble securely over all the cliffs and gave the audience a fine orchestral pleasure with the overture to Bruch's opera "Die Loreley" (tz). - REUTLINGER GENERALANZEIGER, 3.7.2013: "At this occasion Enjott Schneider's 6th symphony DER RHEIN was performed for the first time and was celebrated with standing ovations in a nearly fully booked Kölner Philharmonie. (eg)
NEW CDS in the beginning of 2021Three new CD production let start the year 2021 full of hope: "eine Beethoven-Hommage NUR WER DIE SEHNSUCHT KENNT" (Enjott & Friends, Nomination for the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" 2/2021), MOMENTS OF SILENCE "HACKBRETT IN CONCERT" with intimate settings of instruments, and a r3CD-Set "MUSIK IN DOKUMENTARFILMEN als HÖR-REISEN ZUM FREMDEN UND UNBEKANNTEN"
NEW COMPOSITIONS - early in 2021In contrast to the performers on stage - singers, soloists or ensembles - who are subject to a real professional ban, the composers can still compose and write their works.... even if the performances are permanently cancelled or have been postponed to a frustrating distance. Self-motivation has become arduous, vital flow is something other than the momentary paralysis of being winged. Nevertheless, twelve works have already been written in this year 2021.....
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....
New Musical Works...published and freshly composed in summer 2020"Despite Corona!"... some few musical works were composed and published in Summer and Autumn 2020:
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)