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Following a first contract for his work This is How it Feels (Another Bolero), David Fennessy has now signed a major agreement for a list of works going back to 2004.
The French première of Wolfgang Rihm’s Lichtes Spiel – a sommer piece for violin and small orchestra – takes place on 29 November at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.
On 28 November 2011, Victoria Borisova-Ollas received Sweden’s most important composition award, the Christ Johnson Prize.
On 23 November Franis Burt's new work for ensemble Mohn and Gedächtnis will receive its world première during the Wien Modern festival. Emilio Pomàrico conducts Klangforum Wien.
Composer and conductor Hans Zender celebrates his 75th birthday on 22 November 2011.
On 20 November Friedrich Cerha’s Like a Tragicomedy will receive its Austrian premiere during the Wien Modern Festival.
From 19 November Janácek’s opera can be seen at the Malmö Opera in a new production by Orpha Phelan.
A jazzy time is guaranteed with this new edition for flute.
Anne Juren and Roland Rauschmeier have created an evening’s work which transgresses all genres: Tableaux Vivants – living images. World première: 9 November 2011.
On 4 November Opéra de Rennes shows Leoš Janácek's opera Jenufa in the original version of 1904, reconstructed by Mark Audus (production: Pierre Constant).
At a ceremony in Paris on 2 Nov, minister of culture Frédéric Mitterand awarded Arvo Pärt France’s highest honour, the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur.
Reinbert de Leeuw conducts the world première of Der Maler träumt for baritone and ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm on 29 Oct in Amsterdam.
On 29 Oct the new piano piece For Marino by Friedrich Cerha will recieve its world première during the Wien Modern festival.
From 28 October to 25 November, Vienna is once again the centre of contemporary music. Austria and Britain are the focus of this year’s festival.
On 25 Oct. Wolfgang Rihm’s Will sound more again will recieve its world première in Porto. Emilio Pomàrico conducts the Remix Ensemble.
The second part of Wolfgang Rihm’s series Nähe fern for orchestra is given its world première in Lucerne on 19 Oct. The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra is conducted by James Gaffigan.
David Bedford was a prominent member of the British music scene for over forty years. He died on 1 October.
Friedrich Cerha's new work Paraphrase über den Anfang der 9. Symphonie von Beethoven will be given its world première on 6 Oct. Riccardo Chailly conducts the Gewandhausorchester.
In 1921 Erwin Stein arranged two of Alexander Zemlinsky's Sechs Gesänge. To complete the collection, Andreas Tarkmann has now arranged the other four songs for medium voice and chamber ensemble.
Friedrich Cerha’s opera Baal opens in a new production at the Neue Oper in Vienna