The 25th of March 2018 marks the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy. His music has become a permanent feature in the world’s concert halls. Modern music would be unthinkable without him, for Debussy was peerless in discovering
“Art and science alone elevate mankind to divinity … True art is imperishable.“
Thus the words with which Beethoven, born in Bonn on the River Rhine in December 1770, proclaimed his artistic credo. In 2020 musicians and music-lovers from all over the world will celebrate the 250th birthday
MGG Online is the new digital encyclopedia for music researchers worldwide. It features the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, the authoritative reference work that has supported music scholarship since 1949
Mårten Jansson (*1965), elected member of the Föreningen svenska tonsättare (the Society of Swedish Composers), graduated from the Kungliga MusikHögskolan (Royal College of Music), Stockholm with a MFA degree in Music Education, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Voice.
'Urtext'. The very word smacks of dusty libraries and crumbling manuscripts that have to be handled with kid gloves. But behind the idea of 'Bärenreiter Urtext' are people passionately devoted, then and now, to living music. People who consider music a...
Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
Facsimile of the autograph score held in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
The Christmas Oratorio, with its six parts, has become dear to the hearts of countless music lovers all over the world. What sounds today as if it could never have been otherwise, in reality dates back in part to earlier Bach pieces that he retexted and adapted for the new purpose.