Boosey News October 2011 - view this email online

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Watch the esteemed British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle trace his creative path from his student days to his ground-breaking works of the 1960s and '70s to his most recent compositions in this video from our continuing "Composer on Composer" series.


Celebrate Steve Reich's 75th birthday by testing your knowledge of his repertoire and you could win big!

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Enter our Steve Reich 75th Birthday Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Music for 18 Musicians t-shirt, a pair of Drumming coffee mugs, and a copy of his latest album featuring WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet, and Dance Patterns, courtesy of Nonesuch Records.


  • Birtwistle Night's Black Bird (NMC)
  • Copland Quiet City (arr.)
    (Sono Luminus)
  • Currier Time Machines (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • Mackey It Is Time (Cantaloupe)
  • Mackey Lonely Motel: Music from Slide (Cedille)
  • Reich WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet, Dance Patterns (Nonesuch)
  • Turnage Anna Nicole (DVD) (Opus Arte)


Photos: Enrico Chapela - Bernd Uhlig | Osvaldo Golijov - Tanit Sakakini

  • October 20-21, Chapela MAGNETAR (World)
  • October 23, Golijov
    new string quartet (World)
  • November 11-12, Glanert
    Four Preludes and Serious Songs (U.S.)
  • December 8, Carter String Trio (World), Double Trio, Trije glasbeniki (U.S.)
  • December 12, Carter Three Explorations (World)
  • January 16, Jenkins Peacemakers (World)


  • Adams Son of Chamber Symphony
  • Bernstein West Side Story
    (for solo instrument and CD)
  • MacMillan Strathclyde
    Motets 1 and 2
  • MacMillan Sun-Dogs
  • Reich Drumming
  • Reich Sextet
  • Various 15 Art Songs
    by American Composers
  • Various 15 Art Songs
    by British Composers
  • Various Boosey & Hawkes Piano Anthology

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Composer News

Elliott Carter

Photo: Meredith Heuer

At 102 years old, Elliott Carter is showing no signs of slowing down. Seven world premieres have been performed or are scheduled for 2011 alone, including String Trio (for violin, viola and cello) at a special 103rd birthday concert at New York's 92nd Street Y on December 8. His Flute Concerto, written at age 100, was recently heard at Lincoln Center and called "rhapsodic and brilliant" by the New York Times. The Boston Symphony Orchestra performs the work next at home and on tour in San Francisco. Five chamber works (including Gra, Figment, and Duettino) were recently choreographed for the first time at the Guggenheim Museum's Works and Process series. Additionally, Slovenia's Slowind Festival will celebrate the composer with five concerts over 10 days, along with presenting the world premiere of Trije glasbeniki (for flute, bass clarinet and harp). Watch Elliott talk about his life and work on BooseyTube.

Boosey News

From Strauss to Rouse!

Boosey & Hawkes Online Scores, offering free online viewing of orchestra, opera and large ensemble works from across the B&H catalogue, now features over 500 scores!

Recent additions now available include opera and orchestral works by John Adams; recent works by Elliott Carter including his Flute Concerto and Conversations; over 20 orchestral works by Michael Daugherty; Robin Holloway's Fifth Concerto for Orchestra; Steven Mackey's new piano concerto Stumble to Grace; several works by Boosey's newest composer Sean Shepherd, including his latest Desert Garden; and other titles by Louis Andriessen, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Elgar, York Höller, James MacMillan, and Iris ter Schirphorst.

Hundreds of scores for perusal, available when you want, absolutely free:

Stage Works

Premieres, Reviews and Other News

Photo: Jane Richey

Stumble to Grace, a new piano concerto by Steven Mackey for Orli Shaham, was premiered by the St. Louis Symphony in September. "In Stumble to Grace, Mackey has written Shaham a significant piece of music, challenging to the performer but instantly accessible to the listener...a real tour de force." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Leading up to his 75th birthday in 2012, the Orion String Quartet premiered David Del Tredici's String Quartet No. 2 in September, which featured expressive and frenetic turns throughout.

The electric cello takes center stage in Enrico Chapela's MAGNETAR, featuring Johannes Moser. The Los Angeles Philharmonic premieres the concerto for electric cello and orchestra in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Choral composer Francisco Núñez has been awarded the prestigious 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Learn more about Núñez's creations here.


B&H Composers on Social Media

With over 15 Boosey & Hawkes composers now on Facebook and Twitter, there are more ways to hear about upcoming events, premieres, scores and contests than ever before. Stop by and say hello! Our composers would like to hear from you.

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