Music gives us the ability to travel beyond our confines, to discover worlds, planets and cultures. From string quartet to orchestra and opera, we have carefully selected a list of works to take the listener to new and different realms.
Thea Musgrave, Judith Weir and Helen Grime are three talented and inspiring female Scottish composers. From three different generations, they each have played a pivotal role in the growth and revolutions of modern composition music.
From the wilderness of national parks to the heart of the inner city, John Luther Adams’ pieces have been performed in locations as diverse as they are surprising. In this essay, he reflects on composing music for the world beyond the concert hall.
With times of uncertainty ahead for the classical music community, Wise Music Classical has compiled a selection of repertoire for string orchestra, chamber orchestra, and chamber ensembles that allows for onstage social distancing.
Globally rising temperatures, droughts and natural catastrophes. All the effects of climate change fade into the background due to the corona pandemic. But climate change and the environment know no pause. For this reason, we present 6 works in this feature that are musically dedicated to this topic.
Sallinen is one of the most highly regarded Finnish opera composers with a decisive influence on the Finnish theatre landscape and whose works are being performed across international stages. Strong material, captivating stories and colorful orchestrations - explore 5 of his operas...
Wise Music Group announces the discovery of three previously unpublished works of composer Florence Price: Songs of the Oak, Colonial Dance, and the original version of Price's Piano Concerto in One Movement, all penned in her own hand.
Composing is a time-consuming business. Bent Sørensen wrote three major works in 2019 that will be receiving their first performances in early 2020, and he will be featured on festivals and in concert halls throughout the year in Europe and the US.
Innocence — a vast drama for soloists, choir and orchestra— is a contemporary tragedy made radiant through its powerful music and the intermingling of words from different languages. One of six operas by Kaija Saariaho to explore.