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As Vykintas Baltakas celebrates his 40th birthday, we take a look at some of his imaginative and creative works.
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.
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.
Considered the foremost Janáček expert, John Tyrrell found himself confronted with complex issues when redacting From the House of the Dead.
Janáček’s opera Jenůfa was Janácek’s breakthrough to the international scene. Now the original 1904 Brno version is again available.
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.
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 Friedrich Cerha, who will be awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in Munich on 22 June.
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.
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.
With the world première of the fourth part on 13 June Wolfgang Rihm has now concluded his Nähe fern cycle.
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.
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.