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JANUARY 2020

STACCATO NEWS SCHERZO EDITIONS' NEWSLETTER

New Year, New Newsletter

What happened last month:

And that's not all

Published Works - 2 New Composers - 3

Newsletters are a great way to update everyone about the latest

Arts Corner - 4

happenings. For this reason, Scherzo Editions decided to change Staccato's concept: it is now professionally published, it grew in order to contain more information and a page dedicated to other arts was

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added because we believe that arts should not be set apart and belong together. January means competitions and 2020 is no exception. Scherzo Editions is starting to work on Prémio Jovens Músicos, this edition will have 7 new composers with solo works for oboe, bassoon, horn,

Partnerships:

guitar, violin, violoncello and voice. More information on our website soon. And January's most expected surprise is... Scherzo Editions has a new staff member! We are delighted to have Ana Catarina Barros as Scherzo's trainee during this year. Read more about her on next month's Staccato.

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Published Works | December Luftmensch

Regarding the philosophy of compositional planning,

Helder Oliveira

versus

an initial dichotomy is presented: traditional sounds noise

extended

effects

resulting

techniques.

These

from two

the

use

concepts

of are

developed throughout the music piece, sometimes conflicting, sometimes complementary.

Aires de Cuento Eduardo Costa Roldán

Luftmensch was structured according to the events mentioned in Joseph's dreams, described in the book of Genesis. The amount of textural elements and type of motifs and themes in this musical work derive from the detailed descriptions of Joseph's

This piece was commissioned by the Spanish Flute

prophetic dreams. The title comes from the Yiddish

Association (AFE) in 2014. It was awarded with the

language, and its meaning is "one who is a dreamer,

1st prize in the Flute Choir category of the 5th

an air person". This is as much related to Joseph,

Composition

who was called a dreamer by the brothers, as to the

Academia de Flauta de Verão, that took place in the

kind of sound produced by the flutes.

city of Tomar, Portugal - July 2019.

Competition

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for

Flutes

of

the


New Composers Eduardo Costa Roldán is a flautist and composer born and based in Madrid, Spain. He graduated at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in Flute Performance. He received a Masters in Music Composition with Distinction from the Goldsmiths University, London. His music has been performed widely in Europe as well as in Cuba, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, USA, England, Scotland, Australia and China, and has been broadcast by the Radio Nacional de España (Spanish

National

(Portuguese

Radio)

National

Radio).

and

Antena2

Julián

Elvira,

Strings and Hammers Trio, soloists from the Spanish

National

Madrid’s

Radio

Symphonic

Television

Band,

the

Orchestra,

Orquestra

de

Sopros da ESML, among others, have performed his music. His chamber opera “Party’s Over” was streamed live worldwide.Eduardo published more than ten works including original pieces, arrangements and educational works. Some of his pieces have been recorded and released on different CD’s. Different performers and organizations have commissioned works from him: the University of South Florida (USA); the Conservatorio Profesional de Reus, Conservatorio Profesional de Amaniel, Fundación Juan de Borbón (Spain) and performers such as Julián Elvira (Spain), Eunmi Ko (USA) and Roberto Álvarez (Singapore Symphony Orchestra), among others.

Helder Alves de Oliveira received his Licentiate degree in Music and his Vocational degree in Piano Performance from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. He was adjunct instructor of Music Analysis and Ear Training at the same institution and was adjunct instructor of Ear Training at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Helder received his Master Degree in Music (Composition) from the

Federal

University

of

Paraíba,

Brazil.

Furthermore, he also studied composition with Danilo

Guanais,

Manoel

Nascimento,

Rodrigo

Cicchelli.

He

published

has

and

articles

about the relation between music and Gestalt, Intertextuality and Systemic Modeling, and has won

several

national

and

international

composition competitions. Currently, Helder studies Composition with Liduino Pitombeira in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro doctoral program, and is a Fulbrighter visiting researcher at Louisiana State University, under the guidance of Jeffrey Perry.

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Arts Corner

When Hearts Are Trumps by Tom Hall (1894) | Lithograph Artist: William Henry Bradley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1868–1962 La Mesa, California) Publisher: Stone and Kimball (American, 1893–1897)

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