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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.

Emmanuel Pahud presents – Fantasy on “Der Freischütz”

New series – Famous flautists select and present favourite pieces from their own repertoire.

Violin Debut – James Rae

Our new edition for a great start as a violin soloist, also with accompaniment and ensemble parts.

Karol Szymanowski: Sechs Lieder op. 31 for orchestra

On 15 April Sakari Oramo presents the first performance of the Sechs Lieder op. 31 by Karol Szymanowski in the orchestra version.

Francis Burt: New work

On 28 March Francis Burt's latest composition Variationen eines alten Liedes for clarinet, viola, accordion and double bass can be heard at the Arnold Schönberg Center. Performers: Ensemble Wiener Collage.

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 for chamber orchestra

Following the success of his reductions of Gustav Mahler’s Symphonies No. 1 and 4, Klaus Simon turned to the Symphony No. 9 and arranged it similarly. World première: 28 March.

Staud: Tableaux vivants in Paris

On 21 March Tableaux vivants – a joint project by Johannes Maria Staud, Anne Juren and Roland Rauschmeier – will receive its first performance in France.

Haas: New a cappella work

On 17 March the Bavarian Radio Chorus (cond. Rupert Huber) will give the world première of a new work by Georg Friedrich Haas: Duchcov for mixed choir a cappella.

Wolfgang Rihm at 60

On 13 March Wolfgang Rihm celebrates his 60th birthday. The breadth of his output can be experienced at no less than three world premières this March.