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Sotelo: New work at the Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

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.

Max Brod’s obituary of Leoš Janáček

Read Max Brod's obituary of Leoš Janáček from 1928, which was reprinted in the third issue of our new Musikblätter.

Critical Editions

Urtext based on autographs, first editions and Mendelssohns’s correspondence with the publishers.

Easy Jazz Studies

A jazzy time is guaranteed with this new edition for saxophone.

Staud: World première in Paris

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.

Musikblätter 3 - the new UE newsletter

Here is the third issue of our Musikblätter magazine, with in-depth articles on Leoš Janáček, Friedrich Cerha and Kurt Weill.

Sotelo: New work for ensemble

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.

Harrison Birtwistle: Bow Down

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.

Lulu – reduced version for chamber orchestra

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.

New Wozzeck at the Salzburg Theatre

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.

Aspekte Festival 2012

The Aspekte Festival in Salzburg celebrates its 35th anniversary this year (9–13 May).

Mahler: Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde for tenor and orchestra

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.

Balkan Clarinet Duets

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.

Kurt Weill – Songs for flute

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.

Total Immersion Arvo Pärt

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.

Luke Bedford UK première

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).

Catherine Malfitano stages Zemlinsky

Alexander Zemlinsky’s one act A Florentine Tragedy will be presented by the Canadian Opera Company from 26 April–25 May this year.

Rihm: The Conquest of Mexico at the Saarland State Theatre

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 the new partner of the Austrian Radio’s ‘Talentebörse’ composition prize

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.

Rihm: Jakob Lenz in London

The English National Opera gives the first performance of a new English translation of Wolfgang Rihm's chamber opera Jakob Lenz.