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Rihm: World première Nähe fern 3

On 29 February Wolfgang Rihm’s cycle Nähe fern (near far) continues in Lucerne. James Gaffigan conducts the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

Transformation in Boston

On 25 February, Sound Icon presents the US première of Beat Furrer’s Narcissus-Fragement, alongside Nuun for 2 pianos and ensemble.

Bedford: New ensemble work

Luke Bedford's latest work for ensemble Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale will receive its world première in Inverness on 17 February by the Scottish Ensemble. The soloists are Jonathan Morton and Lawrence Power.

Cerha: New work for seven voices

On 11 February Friedrich Cerha’s latest work, 2 Szenen (2 scenes) for seven voices, will receive its world première at the ECLAT Festival in Stuttgart.

Anne Dudley/Steven Isserlis: Goldiepegs and the Three Cellos

The expanded version of Anne Dudley's work Goldiepegs and the Three Cellos for narrator, violin, three cellos and string orchestra is now receiving its first performance in Padova.

Staud: New work for orchestra

On 9 Feb this year Johannes Maria Staud’s new work Maniai (ancient Greek goddesses of revenge) will be presented by the RSO Munich under Mariss Jansons.

New Karl Scheit Guitar Edition

With his “Musik für Gitarre” series, Karl Scheit played an important role in the development of guitar tuition. Our New Karl Scheit Series has now been expanded with another new valuable addition.

All together easy Ensemble!

Make music together – for a variety of instruments. Ensemble playing for beginners with this new edition by James Rae.

NYC Première of Pärt’s Lamentate

Arvo Pärt’s Lamentate receives its New York première at the Carnegie Hall. Dennis Russell Davies conducts the American Composers Orchestra with Maki Namekawa on piano.

Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy in Lyon

The Opéra de Lyon is now performing the opera in a new production by Georges Lavaudant. Bernhard Kontarsky conducts. The première was on 29 Jan.

Hans Sommer/Clytus Gottwald: Drei Lieder

Clytus Gottwald's new arrangement of Hans Sommer's Drei Lieder for choir will be performed on 29 January. Georg Grün conducts the KammerChor Saarbrücken.

Friedrich Cerha receives the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

Friedrich Cerha is the recipient of the 2012 international Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. We are especially delighted that a Composer’s Prize will be awarded to fellow UE-composer Luke Bedford.

Rihm@60 – The String Quartets in Paris

Wolfgang Rihm’s 60th birthday year gets off to a great start this January with the 5th String Quartet Biennale at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.

Mahagonny: New productions in Tel Aviv and Vienna

From 12 Jan on Kurt Weill's opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny can be seen at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. Afterwards it will be performed for the first time at the Vienna State Opera (première: 24 Jan).

Liszt/Dupré: Ad nos, ad salutarem undam

This January Marcel Dupré's orchestral arrangement of Franz Liszt's chorale Ad nos, ad salutarem undam is performed in Luxemburg and Saarbrücken.

Asia & More

“No matter which genre of music Aleksey draws us into, he always manages to capture the essence of the musical language and does so in his uniquely clever and joyful way.”

Saxophone Trios from Around the World

This new collection by Florian Bramböck brings together various musical styles and genres from around the world.

Haas: New work for voices

Mlake / Laaken is the third part of Georg Friedrich Haas’ work SCHWEIGEN (Silence), written for the Escalier du Chant project. The première is on 18 December.

Schwartz: Music for Three Stringed Instruments

On 14 December Jay Schwartz' latest string composition Music for Three Stringed Instruments can be heard in Cologne.

Janáček’s From the House of the Dead in Vienna

Peter Konwitschny’s controversial production from the Zurich Opera comes to Vienna this December. Franz Welser-Möst conducts.