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)
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.
Passion and discovering new worlds...New Works, new CD.... composing out of passion
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.