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Celebrating Henri Dutilleux

Celebrating Henri Dutilleux

On May 22, 2013 we lost one of the most important and generous composers of our times, Henri Dutilleux. He left behind a catalogue of outstanding works, including vocal, chamber and orchestral works.

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Per Nørgård at 90 in 2022

Per Nørgård at 90 in 2022

Danish composer Per Nørgård will celebrate his 90th birthday on July 13, 2022. Probably the most prominent composer, with an overwhelming catalogue of orchestral works, chamber music, choir music and operas.

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Hans Abrahamsen at 70 in 2022

Hans Abrahamsen at 70 in 2022

Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen will celebrate his 70th birthday on December 23, 2022. Looking ahead to this milestone we present our favourite works.

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Celebrating Chinese Music to Commence the Year of the Ox

Celebrating Chinese Music to Commence the Year of the Ox

Celebrate the Year of the Ox exploring a curated playlist from Wise Music Classical.

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Philip Glass at 85 in 2022

Philip Glass at 85 in 2022

Philip Glass, whose singular musical language has garnered international fandom and acclaim over the past half century, will celebrate his 85th birthday on January 31, 2022.

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Russian Masters: Shostakovich Gems and Rarities

Russian Masters: Shostakovich Gems and Rarities

The music of Shostakovich inspires musicians, choreographers, artists, and audiences around the world.

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Anna Thorvaldsdottir on CATAMORPHOSIS

Anna Thorvaldsdottir on CATAMORPHOSIS

On January 29, the latest orchestral work by Anna Thorvaldsdottir - CATAMORPHOSIS - is premiered by the Berlin Philharmonic

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Manuel de Falla – The Spanish Master

Manuel de Falla – The Spanish Master

Manuel de Falla is widely regarded as the greatest Spanish composer of the twentieth century, explore the music and inspiration behind The Spanish Master.

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Recorded Highlights of 2020

Recorded Highlights of 2020

Enjoy a playlist of our favorite tracks from 2020, which include Grammy nominees and premiere recordings.

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John Adams at 75 in 2022

John Adams at 75 in 2022

The music of John Adams inspires musicians, choreographers, artists, and audiences around the world.

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The music of Olivier Messiaen

The music of Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen considered himself as much an ornithologist as a composer, organist and pianist. Inspired in large part by his study of birdsong and his strong catholic faith, his output counts among the most fascinating of the twentieth century.

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Hans Werner Henze: 10th anniversary of his death in 2022

Hans Werner Henze: 10th anniversary of his death in 2022

In memory of one of the most important composers of the 21st century, who died on October 27th 2012, we present to you seven works from Hans Werner Henze’s late creative period

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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