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Happy 40th Birthday Vykintas Baltakas

As Vykintas Baltakas celebrates his 40th birthday, we take a look at some of his imaginative and creative works.

German première of Rihm’s Dionysos

Wolfgang Rihm’s latest music theatre work Dionysos, which was premièred at the Salzburg Festival in 2010, will receive its German première on 8 July in Berlin.

Boulez and Chéreau on Janáček’s From the House of the Dead

It was hailed the “performance of the year” when Pierre Boulez and Patrice Chéreau unveiled their production of From the House of the Dead. We talked to them about the work.

John Tyrell on Janácek's From the House of the Dead

Considered the foremost Janáček expert, John Tyrrell found himself confronted with complex issues when redacting From the House of the Dead.

Mark Audus on the original Brno version of Jenufa

Janáček’s opera Jenůfa was Janácek’s breakthrough to the international scene. Now the original 1904 Brno version is again available.

Rihm: Pater noster for mixed choir a cappella

On 30 June Wolfgang Rihm's early work Pater noster for mixed choir a cappella will receive its world première in Passau. Hans-Christoph Rademann conducts the RIAS Chamber Choir.

Jay Schwartz: World première in St. Gallen

Zwielicht, the new work by Jay Schwartz for mixed choir, three trombones and organ, will receive its world première with a choreography by Marco Santi on 27 June.

An interview with Gertraud and Friedrich Cerha

An interview with Friedrich Cerha, who will be awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in Munich on 22 June.

Friedrich Cerha: Ernst von Siemens Awards Ceremony

The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation honours Friedrich Cerha with the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. Cerha will receive the prestigious award at a musical ceremony in Munich on 22 June 2012.

Haas: New work for ensemble

At this year’s musica viva festival in Munich (15 June), Georg Friedrich Haas’ new work, “Ich suchte, aber ich fand ihn nicht” [I sought him, but I found him not], will be given its world première.

Rihm: Nähe fern cycle

With the world première of the fourth part on 13 June Wolfgang Rihm has now concluded his Nähe fern cycle.

Franz Schubert/Richard Dünser: Three Pieces

On 13 June Franz Schuberts work Three Pieces arranged for ensemble or chamber orchestra by Richard Dünser will receive its first performance. Matthias Schorn conducts the Theophil Ensemble Vienna.

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.