Music Sales Classical News - December 2012
Scanner joins Music Sales
Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, an exceptionally creative artist and composer, has entered a long term publishing agreement with Chester Music, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies.
Scanner is an artist, writer, plasticien sonore and composer working in London. His work traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres - a partial list of which would include sound design, film scores, computer music, avant garde, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.
Abrahamsen at 60
Hans Abrahamsen turns 60 on December 23 – but has no time to rest. The Danish composer has many great performances, exciting commissions, and projects lined up all over the world.
Composer of the Year
Musical America announced that David Lang is the recipient of their 2013 Composer of the Year Award, an apt distinction for one of the country’s pre-eminent compositional voices.
Tan Dun's Nature
Tan Dun’s new Percussion Concerto: Tears of Nature receives its official world premiere on December 13 in Lubeck, Germany, with Martin Grubinger as soloist and the composer conducting.
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Joby Talbot's Alice in DC
Carsten Dahl's 5th Dimension
British Composer Awards
Einaudi Re–signs with Chester
Salonen and Lutoslawski
Declaring his devotion to the music of Witold Lutoslawski, Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct performances of his music in the US and Europe, celebrating the centenary of the Polish composer’s birth.
New Cello Concerti
Cello concerti are trending for 2013. The New Year brings four new additions to the repertoire from a variety of composers including Nico Muhly, Avner Dorman, Augusta Read Thomas, and Aaron Jay Kernis.
A score of orchestras will perform Howard Blake's music from the popular animated film "The Snowman" at concerts during the holiday season.