1. New Rott CD (Symphony
in E major/Pastorales Vorspiel) at the top of the cpo-charts
Some days ago, the fourth
CD with Rott’s first symphony appeared; it also contains
the Pastorales Vorspiel (Pastoral Prelude) which appears
for the first time on CD (Details).
Until 15.6.2002, you can get the CD via www.jpc.de for an introductory price of 13,99 Euro.
The interpretation is quite
good, although there are some weaker parts. The recording
is more transparent than most of the other CDs. Anyway,
the CD is worth its price because of the first ever
release of Rott’s Pastorales Vorspiel (Pastoral Prelude).
As cpo agreed we will present some MP3 files with extracts
of both works very soon.
The fact that the CD got
to the top of the cpo-charts might bring up the idea to release more
works by Hans Rott.
2. New article concerning
Hans Rott and his relation to Gustav Mahler
The cpo CD has a very remarkable
booklet! The article by Dr. Eckhard van the Hoogen is
much more interesting than the stuff you usually find
in CD trays: He presents interesting viewpoints and
even arguments for the future musicologist discussion
on Rott and the "quotations" of his music in Gustav
Mahler’s symphonies. Thanks to the kind permissions
of the author and cpo, the text is available online
not only in a German, but also in an English and French translation.
3. Bard Music Festival
in New York
As far as we know, the
next Rott concert will be given in New York. During
the Bard Music Festival the string quartet in c minor
will be played. But the highlight will be the premiere
of some of Rott’s Lieder on August 11th,
2002 (More details here and as well on the festival’s website).
4. Bruckner Festival 2002
Festival 2002 will take place in Würzburg/Germany
in autumn. It is as well a kind of "Rott Festival": Thanks to Erwin
Horn, many of Rott’s works will be played:
· Symphony in E major
· Pastorales Vorspiel (Pastoral
· String Quartet in c minor
We look especially forward
to the Lieder because this will be (at least) their
first European performance; some songs may even be premiered.
Unfortunately we still cannot say which songs will be
given in New York and/or Würzburg.
Erwin Horn plans to play
as well his transcription of Rott’s first symphony for
organ on October 12th, 2002 during his organ
concert ("Bruckner and Wagner on the organ").
5. Pastorales Vorspiel
– German Premiere in Berlin (March 2002)
We already added two (rather
superficial) reviews of this good concert conducted
by Jac van Steen (http://www.hans-rott.de/werke/pastvord.htm).
Thanks to the kind permission of Habakuk Traber and
the Konzerthaus we will be able to present the Rott
relevant part of the
the (much better) concert’s
6. Rott "Ezine"
There are plans to publish
a regularly appearing electronic magazine ("ezine")
on Hans Rott. The feature article could be a Rott related
But in order to realize
those plans we need further colleagues. Such an enterprise
needs several heads (for ideas) and shoulders (for the
distribution of the work).
Therefore we hope for many