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Universal Edition - Composers and Works

New works

Read here about:

  • World premières (51 in the last 12 months)
  • Arrangements of masterpieces (from Berg to Mahler and Zemlinsky)
  • Publication of new critical editions according to the latest musicological standards.
  • Restauration of historic performance materials.
  • New, attractive performance materials (The Ring, The Nutcracker, La Cenerentola …)

Find out about our latest work in the catagories orchestra, opera, vocal and chamber music.



World premières are marked with WP.

Orchestra

Rihm, Wolfgang (*1952)

De profundis (2015)
for choir and orchestra | 15′
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 2 1 - perc(2), str(12 10 8 6 4)

WP 25.04.2016, Sala Sinfónica Madrid / Spain, Orquesta de la Communida de Madrid, Dir. José Ramon Encinar

The first two words of Psalm 130 ("Out of the depths I cry unto thee, Lord") are the title of Rihm's new work for chorus and orchestra. As in Deus passus, Rihm talks again here about finalities with a deceptively simplified musical language; waiving technical difficulties does not at all preclude profound utterance - as so often, the apparent simplicity is actually the difficulty.


Reminiszenz (2016)
Triptychon und Spruch in memoriam Hans Henny Jahnn for tenor and large orchestra | 15′
3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(4), hp, org, str

WP 11.01.2017, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Germany, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Dir. Thomas Hengelbrock, Pavol Breslik, t

New in the UE catalogue


Requiem-Strophen (2015-2016)
for soli, mixed choir and orchestra | 80′
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 2 1 - timp, perc(2), hp, pno, str

WP 30.03.2017, Herkulessaal München / Germany, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Dir. Mariss Jansons, Mojca Erdmann, S; Anna Prohaska, S; Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Bassbar

Chamber Orchestra/Ensemble/Chamber Music

Rihm, Wolfgang (*1952)

Dort wie hier (2015)
Zyklus aus einem Heine-Gedicht for baritone and piano | 18′

WP 20.09.2016, Kölner Philharmonie Köln / Germany, Georg Nigl, bar; Alexander Melnikov, pno

New in the UE catalogue

Vocal and choral works

Rihm, Wolfgang (*1952)

Missa brevis (2015)
for choir a cappella | 20′

WP 11.03.2017, Prinzregententheater München / Germany, Dir. Rupert Huber

New in the UE catalogue