SUMMER 2015: three new CDs, the honorary Award Festival drei „SoundTrack Cologne“... concerts and premieres
Three new CDs were released in July / August: „EARTHBOUND – ERDGEBUNDEN“ with orchestral works performed by the Tonkünstler-Orchester Austria (Vienna-castle Grafenegg) and conducted by the Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra (No.3 of the WERGO-CD series). ORATORIO AUGUSTINUS with the Munich Back Choir and Bach Orchestra, cond.: Hansjörg Albrecht, Ambiente Audio and BR-Klassik (No.12 of the series „Sacred Music Series Enjott Schneider“). TROUGH DARKNESS TO LIGHT with THE FIRE OF INNOCENCE IN THE DARKNESS OF WORLD (released by CPO, recorded in Taipei/Taiwan) with the Taipei Male Choir and the Singphoniker, cond.: Nieh Yen-Hsiang.
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Enjott Schneider received the Honorary Award at the International Film Score Festival SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE 12. From the press release: At a time, when German film scores reached a state of artistic standstill, his compositions managed to eliminate the stagnation by combining and expanding the great tradition of German film score production with modern musical elements. Enjott Schneider is one of those, who paved the way to the new millenium for German film scores. – the program team as well as eulogist Matthias Hornschuh add: „We are proud and honoured that Enjott Schneider interrupts the rehearsals at the Philharmonic Orchestra in Danzig/Polen for his upcoming world premiere just for us. We give him the award for his lifetime achievements as an artist and creator. However, we are fully aware that Enjott Schneider often interrupted his own doings to help his colleagues. Cultural and political functions of such magnitude eventually take a toll. It is time to say thank you and to give something back.“
....July/August, there were also three world premieres of new compositions: at the 'Regensburger Dom' - performed by the 'Regensburger Domspatzen' - the Luther motet „Sie ist mir lieb, die werthe Magd“ (she is dear to me, the valued maidservant); at the 17th 'Landsberger Sommermusike', Christoph Hartmann (Berliner Philharmoniker) and the Ensemble Berlin performed DUNKELREISE - Dark Journey (based on fragments by Hans Rott) for oboe and strings; at the Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra Danzig, Enjott Schneider (in addition to other works) conducted his world premiere of PROPHECY. THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOKALYPSE (commissioned work on the occasion of the Polish Solidarnosc day on the 23rd of August), - with Roman Perucki (manager of the Philharmonic Orchestra Danzig as organ soloist) and a number of international wind soloists (4 trumpets, 4 horns, solo flute Lukasz Dlugosz). – Furthermore, there were lots of reproductions, such as SONNENGESANG (sun chant) for 8 voices at the closing ceremony of the Francis days in Assissi/Italy, or the symphonic poetry of „EIN FESTE BURG“ (a solid fortress) on the occasion of the European Festival Weeks in Passau at the Basilika Niederalteich, cond.: Hansjörg Albrecht.
There was also a number of rehearsals for the upcoming recording of the CDs 5+6 „SOLOKONZERTE“ (solo concerts) of the WERGO series in September with top soloists, such as Albrecht Mayer (oboe, Berliner Philharmoniker), Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder), Oliver Triendl (piano), Johannes Fischer (percussions), Christoph Hartmann (oboe, Berliner Philharmoniker), Joachim Schäfer (trumpet), Olga Watts (cembalo), etc. The conductor of the 2-CD production at the auditorium of castle Grafenegg together with the Tonkünstler-Orchester is Kevin J. Edusei.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE CONCERTS, PLEASE CHECK MY CALENDAR ON THIS WEBSITE:
link: http://www.enjott.com/kalender/ (instead of 'soon', it is best to click on 'all')
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...