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Acclaim for Weinberg's 'The Passenger' at English National Opera

Acclaim for Weinberg's 'The Passenger' at English National Opera Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-96) was one of the most important composers to have emerged in the Soviet Union in the last century. Following its first ever staged performance in Bregenz in 2010, English National Opera are giving the UK premiere performances of his opera The Passenger. Read more

Media Music Academy

Media Music Academy Faber Music is proud to launch this new and unique course for aspiring film and TV composers, to be held in late June/July 2011 at our Bloomsbury premises Read more

Christmas repertoire

New Christmas repertoire for treble voices, for mixed choirs, for chorus and orchestra, and for just orchestra are all making their mark this year. These include Anthony Bolton's homage to Britten - 'A Garland of Carols', 'The Manchester Carols' a sequence by Carol Ann Duffy and Sasha Johnson Manning (now in versions for SATB, and SSA voices, with orchestra or chamber ensemble), plus other recent carols (from Vladimír Godár, Howard Goodall & Alexander L'Estrange). Read more

Dudamel releases Revueltas epic on DG

‘Everything is rhythm. That’s what music is to me. My rhythms are booming, dynamic, tactile, visual. I think in images that move dynamically.’ The words of Silvestre Revueltas, the Mexican composer whose epic La noche de los Mayas is now out on Deutsche Grammophon with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Coupled with The Rite of Spring it makes for a stunning experience. Read more

Elaine Gould's 'Behind Bars' attracts appreciative reviews

Elaine Gould's 'Behind Bars' attracts appreciative reviews We are incredibly excited to announce the imminent publication of Behind Bars by Faber's own Senior New Music Editor, Elaine Gould. One of the most painstakingly researched books on notation ever written, it has been a momentous project, 15 years in the making and is anticipated to become an indispensably authoritative guide to musical notation. Read more

Adès receives Classical Brit Award for ‘The Tempest’

Adès receives Classical Brit Award for ‘The Tempest’ Thomas Adès joined the likes of Andrea Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel on the glitzy red carpet in order to receive his award as ‘Composer of the Year’ for the EMI recording of his 2nd opera 'The Tempest', at this season’s televised awards ceremony. Read more

Alan Hovhaness: centenary 2011

Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) was one of the most prolific symphonists of the last century, writing 67 in total, many of them drawing on his Armenian heritage. 8 March 2011 sees the centenary of the US composer’s birth. The Peermusic catalogue includes some of his finest works. Read more

Ingram Marshall comes to UK for Glasgow festival focus

US composer Ingram Marshall is best-known for his Fog Tropes, heard on the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island”, but that’s just one of many of his haunting soundscapes that often allude to Sibelius, Indonesian gamelan music and electronic collage techniques. Now he’s coming to the UK, where he’s featured composer at the forthcoming ‘Minimal’ festival at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Halls. Read more

New Music for Christmas

New Music for Christmas A Garland of Carols is a homage to Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. This charming set of carols includes a translation of the traditional Portuguese carol ‘Beijai o menino’, as well as original works such as Lanterns which evokes a barren winter landscape from which we are transported to a more mystical land in the middle section. Though originally written for trebles, the carols work equally well for female voices, and are suitable for being performed in totality, in smaller groups, or in Read more

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