New B&H Publications at the 2013 Frankfurt Music Fair(March 2013)
The newest Boosey & Hawkes publications took centre stage at the 2013 Frankfurt Musikmesse, the world's largest Music Fair.
New releases from Boosey & Hawkes showcased at the 2013 Frankfurt Music Fair (10-13 April) encompassed study scores, performance material, and the latest educational and leisure publications.
Music presented in Frankfurt ranged from prestigious new vocal scores of stageworks by Offenbach and Cherubini, special edition releases of Mahler, Shostakovich and Stravinsky, and choral gems by Howells, Rautavaara, Karl Jenkins and James MacMillan, to scores of the latest pieces by leading contemporary composers including Birtwistle, Lindberg, Reich and Turnage. We also celebrated the centenary of Benjamin Britten with a wide selection of his music.
New publications from Boosey & Hawkes are available from all good music shops, including The Shop at Boosey.com.
Mahler: Symphony No.7
The new full score of Mahler’s Symphony No.7 has just been published by Bote & Bock in the New Critical Edition by The International Gustav Mahler Society. Edited by Reinhold Kubik, the score has been newly noteset, and matching performance materials released, incorporating all corrections since the earlier critical edition by Erwin Ratz. An extensive foreword maps the history of the work and the musicological sources for the new edition, which was first performed in 2007 by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra directed by Mariss Jansons.
> Mahler: Symphony No.7
Offenbach and Cherubini stageworks
Two major stageworks have been released in important new editions. The new vocal score of Offenbach's La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein edited by Jean-Christophe Keck combines the four possible versions of the opéra-bouffe. It draws upon the complete autograph score manuscript, sketches, printed copies, copyists’ manuscripts and the original orchestral material, restoring many Offenbach treasures that were lost over the years.
> Offenbach: La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein
The vocal score of Cherubini's Medée, in the new Critical Edition by Heiko Cullmann, returns the work to its original form with French dialogues, restoring over 600 bars of music and correcting errors amassed over the centuries. This changes the whole focus of the opera from the veristic Italian form as popularised by Maria Callas back to the age of the French Revolution. The performing materials in the new edition prepared for stagings in Vienna and Brussels won the 2008 Opera award from the German Music Publishers’ Association.
> Cherubini: Medée
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring Centenary Edition
At Frankfurt the covers and sample pages of the new centenary edition of Stravinsky's iconic The Rite of Spring were on display. The three volumes in the edition - an annotated facsimile of the magnificent autograph full score, another of the composer’s version for piano four-hands and a new collection of essays by leading Stravinsky scholars - will be published at the end of May, the centenary month of the historic premiere in Paris in 1913. The volumes are available for pre-order purchase, individually or as a bundle, up to the publication date.
> Rite of Spring Centenary Edition
Hawkes Pocket Scores
New releases in the classic Hawkes Pocket Score series include major works by leading contemporary composers, available on sale for the first time. Orchestral works include Lindberg’s Al Largo and EXPO and Rautavaara’s Manhattan Trilogy, while featured concertos are Birtwistle’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, MacMillan’s Violin Concerto and Turnage’s From the Wreckage for trumpet and orchestra. Scores for British songs with orchestra are Britten’s Charm of Lullabies orchestrated by Colin Matthews and a three-work Finzi collection with Let Us Garlands Bring, Farewell to Arms and Two Sonnets. New Reich publications in Hawkes Pocket Scores include Drumming Part 1 and Mallet Quartet.
> Hawkes Pocket Scores
Among new publications of contemporary performance works are reductions for soloist and piano of recent concertos and concertante works: Lindberg’s Clarinet Concerto and MacMillan’s Violin Concerto and Seraph for trumpet and orchestra. New chamber publications include performing materials for Birtwistle’s Trio and Oboe Quartet, Carter’s Figment V for marimba, Reich’s Mallet Quartet and Vivier’s Cinq chansons pour percussion arranged for two or three players.
> New Publications
Contemporary Archive Series
Boosey & Hawkes Inc has released a new series of scores drawn from its extensive contemporary music archive. Published for the first time as part of the Boosey & Hawkes sales catalogue, the scores include music from leading composers from North and South America, including John Adams, Elliott Carter, Osvaldo Golijov, Christopher Rouse and Claude Vivier. The archive scores enable conductors and students to explore the latest contemporary repertoire. Highlights include full scores and vocal scores of three major American operas of recent years: John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, Elliott Carter’s What Next? and Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar.
> Contemporary Archive Series
This regal new vocal collection was published to tie-in with Joyce DiDonato's Virgin Classics CD and her recent international tour, making available the new editions by early music specialist, performer and musicologist Alan Curtis for Il Complesso Barocco. The collection includes famous royal arias by much-loved composers such as Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Handel together with new discoveries, many available in print for the first time. The Drama Queens project surveys a treasury of baroque and classical material spanning 150 years of opera history.
> Drama Queens
The new Choral Treasury series is restoring to print important works from the Boosey & Hawkes archive. First releases include a highly attractive collection of choral gems by Herbert Howells dating from the 1920s and ’30s, both original choral works and new choral arrangements of vocal pieces. The Shadows is a good introduction to Howells’s distinctive soundworld, while his song King David has been arranged for SATB by Iain Farrington. A New Year Carol is a joyful greeting for upper voices and Good Counsel is a unison setting of a Chaucer text. Future releases in the Choral Treasury series include an English version of Rachmaninoff’s Mass in Bb drawn from his Liturgy of St John Chrysostom.
> Choral Treasury
Fiddler Series and Microjazz
Newly repackaged publications at Frankfurt included two of the most successful best-selling educational series from Boosey & Hawkes. The Klezmer Fiddler by Edward Huws Jones is now published with a CD for the first time, and his Latin-American Fiddler will also gain a CD later in the year. Christopher Norton’s Microjazz is similarly gaining a CD for Microjazz Beginners. The expertly-recorded audio CDs contain colourful instrumental backing tracks and full demonstrations, promising to enhance private practice and public performance alike.
> Fiddler Series
Solo Piano Collection
The recently launched Boosey & Hawkes Solo Piano Collection provides the intermediate pianist with exciting repertoire in accessible yet authentic arrangements. The latest release in the series, Best of British, includes music by the finest 20th- and 21st-century composers in highly playable new arrangements, from Elgar and Holst to Karl Jenkins via Bridge, Britten and Bliss. Already released is Russian Masters, and a new collection of relaxing classics, Solitude, will be released in the coming months and a Rachmaninoff collection later in the year.
> Best of British
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