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On 7 June the Contempoartensemble celebrates its 20th anniversary. For this occasion Mauricio Sotelo has written Cripta – Música para Manuel de Falla for ensemble and electronics.
Read Max Brod's obituary of Leoš Janáček from 1928, which was reprinted in the third issue of our new Musikblätter.
Urtext based on autographs, first editions and Mendelssohns’s correspondence with the publishers.
A jazzy time is guaranteed with this new edition for saxophone.
As part of the Manifeste Festival in Paris, Le Voyage, the new work by Johannes Maria Staud, will be premiered on 2 June by soloists from the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the vocal ensemble Les Cris de Paris.
Here is the third issue of our Musikblätter magazine, with in-depth articles on Leoš Janáček, Friedrich Cerha and Kurt Weill.
Klang-Muro ... II, the new ensemble work by Mauricio Sotelo will receive its world première on 29 May. Jordi Bernàcer conducts the Grup Instrumental de València.
Bow Down, Harrison Birtwistle’s music-theatre work from 1977 employs 5 actors and 4 musicians to tell the ancient ballad of 'The Two Sisters'. First performance of the new production: 17 May in Brighton.
Eberhard Kloke has created a reduced version of Alban Berg’s Lulu for chamber orchestra. The world première of the new version takes place this May at the City Theatre in Gießen.
From 11 May the Salzburg Theatre is staging a new production of Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck in the scaled-down version by Canadian composer John Rea.
The Aspekte Festival in Salzburg celebrates its 35th anniversary this year (9–13 May).
Colin Matthews was commissioned by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra to arrange the first movement of the Lied von der Erde. The premiere of this version of the first movement will take place on 10 May.
The colourful and richly diverse music of the Balkans is becoming more and more popular. Become acquainted with well-known traditional songs and dances from Greece, Hungary, Macedonia and many more.
This new edition for flute and piano contains not only 10 well-known songs from Weill’s stage works, but also a CD with an optional accompaniment track.
This 28 April, the BBC invites us to the Barbican in London for a day-long exploration of Arvo Pärt’s life and work through music, film and discussion.
This April, Foyle Future Firsts participants conducted by Thomas Blunt will give the British première of Luke Bedford’s By the Screen in the Sun at the Hill on the Gold (28 April, Royal Festival Hall).
Alexander Zemlinsky’s one act A Florentine Tragedy will be presented by the Canadian Opera Company from 26 April–25 May this year.
This April the Saarland State Theatre continues the celebrations of Wolfgang Rihm’s 60th birthday with Inga Levant’s new production of his opera The Conquest of Mexico.
Universal Edition is proud to be the new partner of the Austrian Radio’s ‘Talentebörse’ composition prize. In future, works by the prize winners will be published by UE.
The English National Opera gives the first performance of a new English translation of Wolfgang Rihm's chamber opera Jakob Lenz.