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The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Peter Eötvös

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Music and Opera category has gone in 2021 to the Hungarian composer and conductor Peter Eötvös, “undoubtedly one of the most important musical voices of our time” in the words of the citation. “His artistic significance, originality and contribution to the advancement of music since the second half of the 20th century can be recognized in his writing for voice, solo instrument and orchestra, and in operas such as Three Sisters. His instrumental compositions have been played by the most important ensembles and orchestras around the world.”
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Top 10 Pandemic-Proof Concert Pieces

Despite all the cancellations in the music industry, there are perhaps a few works that emerge from the crisis as Corona Winners. These are works which have found themselves in the limelight more often now than they did previously, because in addition to their musical qualities they have favorably small instrumentations, moderate durations, catch the ear, and are easily combined. 
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Chamber Operas: small stage — big impact

As the pandemic continues to affect the opera community profoundly, we have culled through our catalogs to share theater works for reduced instrumental forces with you.
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Music for Orchestra – A Selection from the 20th Century

We compiled a selection of lesser-known works by well-known composers, which we believe would garner success in concert halls. The brochure includes composers from the catalogues of Durand Salabert Eschig, Ricordi Milan, Berlin and London and Editio Musica Budapest. 
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Coronacommissions

Many houses and festivals are implementing social distancing rules with creative ideas for new formats – and with plenty of solidarity with composers. Here is our new #coronacommission list.
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The Red Book: Music and Time

Taken from our publication The Red Book, we present you with a multimedia selection of works by Grisey, Neuwirth and Manoury, among others, that unveil artistic realisations of the complex relationship between music and time.
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Black and White – works for piano and orchestra

Playing the piano keeps other musicians at arm’s length – not because of the sound of course, but due to the sheer size of the instrument. We’ve put together some recommendations off the beaten track, from Bernhard Lang to Lisa Streich, Pascal Dusapin and Luca Francesconi, as well as all-time masterpieces by Sergej Prokofiev, Oliver Messiaen, Arthur Honegger, and Manuel de Falla. 
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