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Dancing Ellington

Dancing Ellington

The music of Duke Ellington is perfect soundtrack to the holiday season.

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Dance Series: Composer Profile | John Harbison

Dance Series: Composer Profile | John Harbison

Music by John Harbison offers a rich selection of vivid scores ideal for dance creations.

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The music of Benet Casablancas. Architectures of emotion     / La música de Benet Casablancas. Arquitecturas de la emoción

The music of Benet Casablancas. Architectures of emotion / La música de Benet Casablancas. Arquitecturas de la emoción

Benet Casablancas's published book 'La música de Benet Casablancas. Arquitecturas de la emoción' / 'The music of Benet Casablancas. Architectures of emotion' is available to purchase.

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Christmas Music for Orchestra

Christmas Music for Orchestra

A selection of music guaranteed to get audiences into the festive spirit!

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Niels Rosing-Schow – The music speaks

Niels Rosing-Schow – The music speaks

Discover the music process of Danish composer Niels Rosing-Schow, he unfolds, transforms and dives the compositional process and transforms it into 'talende musik' – music that speaks.

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John Harbison and Mark Adamo set Nobel Laureate Louise Glück

John Harbison and Mark Adamo set Nobel Laureate Louise Glück

G. Schirmer & Associated Music Publishers is pleased to present a selection of works by John Harbison and Mark Adamo set to text by Louise Glück.

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Dance Series: Composer Profile | Sarah Kirkland Snider

Dance Series: Composer Profile | Sarah Kirkland Snider

Music by Sarah Kirkland Snider offers a rich selection of vivid scores ideal for dance creations.

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Violin Concertos

Violin Concertos

Peruse a selection of violin concertos sure to soar, sear, and stun music-loving audiences. These scores offer distinct opportunities to spotlight both concertmasters and internationally renowned soloists.

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American Symphonies from Ives to Zwilich

American Symphonies from Ives to Zwilich

G. Schirmer & Associated Music Publishers is pleased to announce that a digital download of our critical edition to Charles Ives' Symphony No. 4 is now for sale by Classical On Demand.

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Further Sight and Sound

Further Sight and Sound

The series continues with exclusive video of choreographers sharing the creative insights, processes, and musical inspirations behind their recent dance creations.

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More Sight and Sound

More Sight and Sound

The series continues with exclusive video of choreographers sharing the creative insights, processes, and musical inspirations behind their recent dance creations. As organizations and artists continue to find their voices on remote and online platforms, this series allows creators of dance to reflect on the creative process.

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Sight and Sound

Sight and Sound

In exclusive videos, four choreographers share their creative insights and musical inspirations that formed the foundations of their recent dance productions.

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Gabriela Lena Frank Celebrates Latin American Composers

Gabriela Lena Frank Celebrates Latin American Composers

Gabriela Lena Frank curates a selection of five works from the Wise Music Classical catalog, written by fellow composers of Latin American heritage.

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Dance Series: Composer Profile | Aaron Jay Kernis

Dance Series: Composer Profile | Aaron Jay Kernis

Chamber music by Aaron Jay Kernis offers a lush array of scores ideal for dance creations, optimal for the current challenges of navigating socially distant performances and online offerings.

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A busy season for Bryce Dessner

A busy season for Bryce Dessner

Music by Bryce Dessner has been widely commissioned around the world and includes collaborations with some of today’s most creative and respected artists - the 2020-21 season is no exception.

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A guide to the music of John Tavener

A guide to the music of John Tavener

Chester Music is proud to publish all of John Tavener's works from his distinguished career - three hundred and fifteen in total are available for live performance, recording and streaming. Explore his works here.

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Music inspired by travel

Music inspired by travel

Music gives us the ability to travel beyond our confines, to discover worlds, planets and cultures. We have carefully selected a list of works to take the listener to new and different realms.

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Introducing the music of Benet Casablancas

Introducing the music of Benet Casablancas

Discover the music and inspiration behind Benet Casablancas, including some of his most noted works.

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Opera for Socially Distanced Performance

Opera for Socially Distanced Performance

Wise Music Classical is pleased to share a collection of dynamic dramatic works for small forces.

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Three composers. Three generations. Three women. Three Scots.

Three composers. Three generations. Three women. Three Scots.

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.

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John Luther Adams: Music Without Walls

John Luther Adams: Music Without Walls

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.

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Seeing Music: More Socially Distanced Onstage Works

Seeing Music: More Socially Distanced Onstage Works

Take a visual tour through highlights of the Wise Music Catalogue. Part two of a series.

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Missy Mazzoli: Impromptu and Keeping It Real

Missy Mazzoli: Impromptu and Keeping It Real

Experience Missy Mazzoli, her inspirations, and her music in two enlightening documentaries from Filmkraft and PBS.

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Socially Distanced Onstage Works

Socially Distanced Onstage Works

With times of uncertainty ahead for the classical music community, we have compiled a selection of repertoire for small orchestra and chamber ensembles that allows for onstage social distancing.

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Prayer and Blessing by Tan Dun

Prayer and Blessing by Tan Dun

“This piece captures my love for us all – may our love for each other protect us until eternity and help us endure the ups and downs together." - Tan Dun

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Nature Knows No Pause – Environmental Pieces for Orchestra, Choir and Education

Nature Knows No Pause – Environmental Pieces for Orchestra, Choir and Education

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.

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The Composers Curate

The Composers Curate

Discover new music with hand-picked selections by our diverse roster of composers.

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Seeing Music with Wise Music Classical | Part 1

Seeing Music with Wise Music Classical | Part 1

Take a visual tour through highlights of the Wise Music Catalogue. Part One of a Series.

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Tavener’s Hindu opera Krishna to be given world premiere in 2024

Tavener’s Hindu opera Krishna to be given world premiere in 2024

Grange Park Opera have announced an exciting project to bring Krishna, the unrealised opera by John Tavener to the stage in 2024, directed by Sir David Pountney.

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Operas by Aulis Sallinen

Operas by Aulis Sallinen

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...

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International Women's Day 2020

International Women's Day 2020

This International Women’s Day, we have released an update of our Celebrating Women Composers: A Timeline interactive brochure. Read the feature to find out more.

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Original Manuscripts of Florence Price Discovered and Published by G. Schirmer

Original Manuscripts of Florence Price Discovered and Published by G. Schirmer

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.

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Bent Sørensen: 2020 Premieres

Bent Sørensen: 2020 Premieres

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.

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American Literature on the Opera Stage

American Literature on the Opera Stage

Discover some fantastic operas from our catalogue based on classic American literature.

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Iain Bell: An Introduction to the Operas

Iain Bell: An Introduction to the Operas

Characterisation is at the heart of Iain Bell's music, take a look through his five operas composed over the last nine years.

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10 Key Works by Michael Nyman

10 Key Works by Michael Nyman

Ten essential Michael Nyman works: some will be well-known already, others are gems most certainly deserving of more attention.

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Six New Operas Premiered in 2019

Six New Operas Premiered in 2019

Take a look at a selection of six new operas from the last year.

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A Collection of Chamber Operas

A Collection of Chamber Operas

Add some drama to your programs with our collection of captivating chamber operas.

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American Tone Poems

American Tone Poems

As the season gets underway and plans for future seasons take shape, explore this selection of tone poems by American composers from the catalogues of Wise Music Group.

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Operas by Kaija Saariaho

Operas by Kaija Saariaho

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.

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Introducing Maja S. K. Ratkje

Introducing Maja S. K. Ratkje

The Norwegian composer and vocal artist Maja S. K. Ratkje is one of the most original and exciting artists of the contemporary avant-garde scene worldwide.

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Salonen Selects Lutosławski

Salonen Selects Lutosławski

Esa Pekka Salonen recollects: "Witold was somehow surprised when I announced that I wanted to conduct the Second Symphony. He asked if I really liked it. .... "

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