The latest edition of our magazin "sound:files": For the first time the entire magazin available in ENGLISH!
- GRAMMY nomination for Gernot Wolfgang: Accolades for the new CD "Passing Through"!
- 200th anniversary of Doblinger Music shop: History and stories about the ageless shop with a fine tradition
- Conversation with mdw rector Ulrike SYCH: "Everyday I am looking forward to our university!"
- Richard Wagner - First edition! Song cycle "Four White Songs"
- Axel at the Gates of Heaven: A Firework of gags at the Vienna Volksoper
- News from the composers' labs: Premieres at Musikverein and Konzerthaus
- Vocal Contemporary Music and its fascination
Our latest edition of sound:files are online!
- prisma: Josef Strauss - Reluctant Genius
- portrait: Christan Muthspiel joins Doblinger!
- echo: Intoxicated by the oceans - First performances by SHIH at Kiel
- focus: Talking with Max Müller
- poem: Helmut Schmidinger: Don Quijoterien
- spectrum: Joseph Beer: Polish Wedding - Twice!
The latest edition of our magazine sound:files is available as download!
- :jubilees: Celebrating Friedrich Cerha, Iván Eröd and Erich Urbanner
- :portrait: The Magic of sound (Yutaka Sado in conversation)
- :perspektives: World premieres
- :echo: Learning by doing (Irene Malizia in conversation)
- :pedagogy: With fire and flame. 3rd chor.com in Dortmund
Concert on May 27, 2015 at the Vienna Musikverein
Phantasie für Klarinette und Klavier (UA)
Malinconia für Bariton und Posaune
Fünf Stücke für Klarinette, Violoncello und Klavier
Drei Lieder nach Gedichten von Tamar Radzyner (UA)
Auf der Suche nach meinem Gesicht. Liederzyklus für Sopran, Bariton und fünf Instrumente
Ildikó Raimondi, Sopran
Georg Nigl, Bariton
Andreas Schablas, Klarinette
Walter Voglmayr, Posaune
Janna Polyzoides, Klavier
Ensemble "die reihe"
Christian Muthspiel, Dirigent
The latest edition of our magazin "Sound:Files" is online!
To get to the magazin, please follow the link.
June 23-27, 2014, Boston, MA
We will exhibit our classical & contemporary organ publications at the AGO National Convention.
All attending organists are most welcome to visit us at the Convention Exhibit Hall, Booth No. 713.
Please also take a look at our new organ music flyer!
Doblinger @ Musikmesse Frankfurt and Leipzig Book Fair!
Frankfurt: Halle 3.1, Stand D12 - March 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Leipzig: Halle 4, Stand 302 - March 13 - 16, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
CD with music by Gerhard Schedl earns critical acclaim
THE GRAMOPHONE – March 2014
These superb performances by the Walden Chamber Players showcase emotionally complex, deeply beautiful chamber music by the Austrian Gerhard Schedl. (...) Schedl is one of those rare composers whose musical thoughts fuse spontaneously with their emotions, like breathing, whose own distinctive voice emerges shyly. Schedl processes his modernist musical ideas through seemingly chance, absorbing encounters ranging from desperate Second Vienniese energies and late Beethoven fugues to transparent Mozartian consolations. Astounding moments of light and shade make the listener forget the music’s obvious pain. Schedl also knows how to write a devastating adagio, and has a keen ear’s infatuation with tactile sounds and their immediacy. (...) The sound, recorded in the WGBH studios in Boston, is audiophile in its detail. The booklet-notes provide a good introduction to Schedl’s life and music, headed by a quote that may have served as his mantra: “Music is an addiction”. (Laurence Vittes)
American Record Guide (March/April 2014)
(...) a fine craftsman with an almost magical feel for instrumental colors and textures who imbued his music with notable expressive urgency. (...) Schedl was without doubt genuinely motivated by a powerful desire to write meaningful, communicative music. If the result sometimes seems to reflect his own psychological fault lines that only adds to our sympathy for the man who suffered from them.
(A Tre): The fast movements are playful, and though they reach somewhat aggressive high-points, for the most part they retain the light, effervescent quality of witty repartee, with the short adagios offering brief interludes of spare but lovely cadenza-like flourishes. Especially fascinating is the glittering interplay of short, ornamented, motive-like figures tossed among the three instruments—a whole aviary, it sometimes seems, of brilliantly-colored exotic birds.
(String Trio): (...) dominated by slow tempos and tightly interwoven strings that throb or keen in lament. The funereal tread measured out by slow pizzicatos that emerges early in the work suggests an explicitly elegiac purpose, as do some highly-distilled references to the melodic lines in Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (...) after some extended outbursts of agitated activity, the Trio does at last slide into a quiet, consonant cadence. If there’s no victory, there is at least calm acceptance. It’s hard not to interpret this as a reflection of Schedl’s existential dilemma.
(A Cinque): (...) More expansive and rhapsodic than densely polyphonic, with an especially tender and seraphic final adagio, the quintet shimmers and glows with sunset-glorious colors. The multifarious faster sections bound along, at first happily, then more and more frantically until the terrified clarinet lets out some piercing shrieks and the quintet subsides into its long, slow, concluding chorale, with the clarinet and strings offering gentle commentary as the piano’s solemn, ceremonious strophes descend into silence.
(A Due): (...) reflects the increasing torment he must have endured. There are brief moments of serenity in this duo, but the overall impression, heightened by the ragged nature of the music’s pacing, especially noticeable in the choppy flow of jagged, vehement interjections separated by gaping silences that pervades it, is of deeply-rooted unease and disturbance. (...) (Mark Lehman)
COMPOSITION TODAY (online)
(...) The knowledge of Schedl’s end makes experiencing his haunting music all the more poignant. It often moves at slow tempi, with passages of expressive gentleness being juxtaposed with sudden outbursts that feel bitter or sardonic. His music also sings; there is a strong emphasis on achingly melancholic melody. (...) each of the four chamber works on offer here show exquisite craftsmanship. Schedl’s expert instrumental writing, his judgement of balance and effect, do not falter throughout the programme.
A Cinque ends with an Adagio of harrowing beauty, a simple descending idea on the piano set alongside ethereal interjections from the clarinet, violin, viola and cello. Eventually the piano figure seems to win over the other instruments and the music draws to an agonising but serene close. It is draining to listen to this and at once to think of the tragedy of Schedl’s end.
The Walden Chamber Players have done us a great service in recording this marvellous music. (Christian Morris)
Die Presse - Schaufenster, 07.12.2013:
"Im Konzert der österreichischen Gegenwartsmusik war Gerhard Schedl eine markante Stimme. Frei von allen Bindungen an Schulen oder Ismen entwickelte er eine suggestive, von großer Ausdrucksdichte getriebene Tonsprache, die sich in beeindruckenden Großwerken wie dem Oratorium „Der Großinquisitor“ ebenso äußerte wie in Kammermusik. Einiges von dieser findet sich auf der CD, die an den nach schweren Depressionen freiwillig aus dem Leben geschiedenen Schedl erinnert. Für Musikfreunde, die sich für unbegangene Wege im Dickicht der sogenannten Postmoderne interessieren. (Wilhelm Sinkovicz)
The popular music teacher and composer Gerald Schwertberger died last weekend after a longer illness. He rendered outstanding services to music pedagogy and distinguished himself by his caution and readiness to help others, which is also reflected in his musical oeuvre. There are few people with this passion. We will miss him.
Gerald Schwertberger, born in Gresten, Lower Austria, in 1941, studied German and History as well as Piano, Recorder, Guitar, Singing and Composition at the University of Music Vienna. In 1966 he started teaching school music, instrumental playing and German. From 1977 to 1985 he lived in Guatemala and taught German, school Music, Choir and Orchestra at the Austrian School. He contributed substantially to the updating (modernizing) of musical education in Guatemala developing curriculums and teaching materials – at the same time his own musical oeuvre was enriched by the influence of the South American folklore. Back in Austria he was an assistant instructor in preliminary studies at Vienna’s universities. As a composer, arising from teaching purposes, he wrote arrangements, pieces for the day-to-day use, songs and choral music and modern church music for young people. Schwertberger is well known as a pedagogue, author of pedagogical books, composer, and arranger of modern school music. His small pieces for all sorts of instruments are played with enthusiasm not only by young people!
CD "Songs by Benedict Randhartinger"
The presenation will take place at Doblinger's baroque salon (Dorotheergasse 10, 1010 Vienna), it starts at 6 p.m. The entry is free, but we kindly ask you to reserve your seat via firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone: +43/1/51503 34.
We are looking forward to welcoming you!
We congratulate Wolfganzg Michl on winning the beatbox mikro which was raffled by Doblinger via open contest of AGMOE, the consortium of Austrian's music teachers. Werner David Wiechenthaler, one of the authors of the Beatboxing School also congratulates cordially!
Musical journeys in opera and concert, suffering artists, and an obituary
Musical tales 'of foreign lands and peoples' by Helmut Eder, Iván Eröd, Paul Walter Fürst, Christian Ofenbauer, Gerhard Schedl, and Robert Schollum; conductor Ulf Schirmer 'beyond the extremes', a farewell to Paul Walter Fürst, suffering artists - and much more.
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Late and early fame, awards - and a video portrait
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Workshop with authors Wiechenthaler/Rieder
More than 60 students came to participate in the Beatbox Workshop of Werner David Wiechenthaler and Thomas Rieder, authors of "The Real Beatbox School" - and they obviously enjoyed it. The students soon could start their own tempts in beatboxing, with stunning results!
Our special catalogue for piano music contains levels of difficulty and information about the composers and works, as well as reviews from international music journals. It is addressed to piano players from pupils to professional pianists and covers literature from old to contemporary music. Available in print or online.
Complete materials for hire
New music, news from operetta - and an award for Doblinger!
Successful performances (e.g. the prémieres of Markus Lehmann-Horn's Woyzeck 2.0 and Shih's Prayer in Taiwan), news from the world of operetta and much more - amongst others a report about Doblinger receiving Bank Austria Art Award 2011.!
Music Publisher’s 2011 Program Recognized
The Bank Austria Art Award 2011, at a total of 218,000 € the highest-endowed art award of Austria, was bestowed on February 24, 2012, during a gala at Vienna’s Theater an der Josefstadt. A prominent jury, including Thomas Angyan (managing director of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Wien), Sabine Breitwieser (chief curator at the New York Museum of Modern Art), Willibald Cernko (Bank Austria chairman of the board), Herbert Föttinger (director, Theater an der Josefstadt), Klaus Albrecht Schröder (director, Albertina Wien) and Andrea Ecker (director of the art section in the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture), chose the winners from 333 entries in the categories “regional”, “international”, “art communication” and “cultural journalism”.
Music publishing house Doblinger won the category “international” tied with the Graz cultural initiative Rotor, whose artist in residence program “Black Sea Calling”, a program exchanging artists between Austria and countries surrounding the Black Sea, convinced the board just as much. Doblinger won the award for the 2011 publications. The jury was impressed not only by the excellent quality of the printed music, but also by the fact that the publishing house publishes numerous young Austrian composers, firmly establishing them in international music business. Attending to young talents is generally connected with great effort—and this is all the more true for composers. As Willibald Cernko, Bank Austria’s chairman of the board, put it during the award-giving ceremony: “In Doblinger we support a supporter!”
This is why Doblinger will use the prize money of 35,000 € for advertizing its young composers.
“We are delighted that we won the renowned Bank Austria Art Award for our 2011 sheet music production. In fact it is our normal work that is rewarded here—and we are in the middle of our new program of 2012,” explains Doblinger’s managing director, Peter Pany. “The subject of support is a subject very important to us. In Austria there exists public support for literary publishers, and music publishers so far only received a comparatively meager subvention for production costs. Perhaps this great art award can effect a reassessment and equal public support for literature and music.”
200.000 Euros for his life's work
Friedrich Cerha is to receive the international Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2012.
The Austrian composer, who was born in 1926, will be awarded the prize, valued at 200,000 euros, for his life’s work.
Primarily a composer, then conductor, organizer, teacher and musicologist, Cerha gained international recognition for his realization of the third act of Alban Berg’s opera Lulu. Recent performances bear witness to the relevance of his music and its acoustic, emotional and almost physical magnetism.
Numerous premieres in recent years point to the fact that the artistic energy and creative curiosity of this master of the soundscape show no sign of weakening.
Cerha will receive the prestigious award from the president of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities at a musical ceremony in the Cuvilliés Theatre, Munich, on 22 June 2012.
(Foto: Manu Theobald, (c) Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung)
Recent and upcoming performances 2011/12
- focus: Wolfram Wagner's Türkenkind
echo: Gerald Resch
Doblinger Celebration Concert
prisma: A Multitude of Shades
- pedagogy: Ask the composer!
Von Einem's Missa Claravallensis
Christmas present for singers, choir masters and all the other Doblinger fans: CD Gottfried von Einem, Missa Claravallensis op. 83, sung and played by Collegium Viennense and Ensemble Wiener Kammerchor under the baton of Johannes Prinz – while stocks last!
Just let us know your name and postal adress via e-mail (email@example.com), we'll send you the CD as soon as possible!
- focus: Fay Wang
- echo: Iván Eröd
- prisma: Joseph Beer
- improvisation: Konstantin Wecker
- jubiläum: Rupert G. Frieberger
Paul Walter Fürst
- pädagogik: Play Guitar
- focus: Hermann Nitsch
- echo: Friedrich Cerha
- thoughts: Rainer Bischof
- pedagogy: Music for competitions
- focus: mathias rüegg - Total Dedication
- spirituality: Toni Stricker, Peter Jan Marthé
- performers: Artis Quartet - The Joy of Communicating Together
- pedagogy: Children and Composers in Concersation
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