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 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.
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.