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)
MARCO POLO – a monumental opera in Guangzhou & BeijingExciting News in may 2018: Sometimes silent as my election as official member of the „Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts“ or my nomination as „Honorary Artistic Advisor“ of Guangzhou Opera House. Sometimes with frenetic applause as the performances of my opera MARCO POLO (composed and sung in chinese language) in Guangzhou and Beijing. All over China it was a sensation in media and cultural life.
Latest CD „MAGIC OF IRREALITY“ WERGO/NaxosEnthusiastic reviews of the latest CD „MAGIC OF IRREALITY“ at Label WERGO distributed by NAXOS with two double concertos, recorded october 2017 with Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (Vladimir Lande, conductor) in Krasnoyarsk: Jiemin Yan (Erhu) and Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello) playing ISOLDE & TRISTAN, Otto Sauter (piccolo trumpet) and Sergei Nakariakov (flugelhorn) playing DREAMDANCERS.
Turbulent and wild..... but a creative summer 2017During my intense work with Chinese language, culture and history while composing the MARCO POLO opera, some very personal insights also happened. For example, the Chinese proverb: "If the roots are deep, the wind is not to be feared". In fact, even impossible things can be accomplished if everything is deeply rooted in one's own will and nature.
News Fall 2016 until Spring 2017"Creativity as a whirlwind, news from end 2016 to spring 2017". So many concerts and world premieres, encounters with people and (natural) musicians, composition of new works, projects, ideas.
...via music connected with friends all over the worldMAKING MUSIC IN THE 7x24 MODE... with all the consequences: composing, being in charge of editions (horrible job of "proofreading"), world premieres, repeated performances, travels and living at the airport ( Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Gdansk, Cologne, Taipei, Beijing), rehearsals and conducting, CD productions... luckily all of the above is combined with friendship and wonderfully inspiring encounters... being a musician could be a dream job, if there weren't the increasing exploitation of the data giants and the "all-for-free" mentality of the music users. Therefore, I'm putting so much time into cultural policy (Berlin-Brussels-current amendment of the legal systems) as President of the German Composers Association, in order to fight for a touch of a livable future for my colleagues...