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Rihm: new work for orchestra

On 22 June Rihm’s new work for orchestra – Nähe fern 1, ‘answers to Brahms’ – will be heard for the first time. James Gaffigan conducts the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

First chamber opera by Luke Bedford

This is the long-awaited first opera from Luke Bedford, one of the UK’s leading young composers. The world première of Seven Angels takes place on 17 June 2011 at the CBSO Centre Birmingham.

Rihm’s Dionysos in Amsterdam

From 8 until 22 June Wolfgang Rihm’s opera fantasy Dionysos comes to Amsterdam in the Dutch première of the work. Ingo Metzmacher conducts the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest in a production by Pierre Audi.

Lulu in Erfurt

The German première of Eberhard Kloke's new version of Lulu will be given at Erfurt Theatre on 13 June in a production by Saskia Kuhlmann.

Cerha: New work for oboe, cello and piano

On 11 June the world première of Friedrich Cerha’s Four Paraphrases for oboe, cello and piano will take place at the Ittinger Whitsun Festival.

Staud: New piece for solo bassoon

Johannes Maria Staud has written a solo piece entitled Celluloid for Joachim Hans, the solo bassoonist of the Sächsische Staatskapelle. World première: 7 June in Dresden.

Haas: New work for chamber orchestra

On 4 June Georg Friedrich Haas’ new work for chamber orchestra "chants oubliés" will be given its world première by the Munich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alexander Liebreich.

Baltakas: world première

On 2 June the Vilnius Festival 2011 presents the world première of Vykintas Baltakas' Commentum for cello and piano.

Arnold Schönberg recognised by UNESCO

We are proud to announce that the documents left by Arnold Schönberg, including manuscripts of his writing and compositions, have been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

Kurt Weill - Songs

This new edition for cello and piano contains not only 10 well-known songs from Weill’s stage works, but also a CD with an optional accompaniment track.

Pathways to Franz Liszt

Now available: our new collection of nine easy to intermediate piano pieces by Franz Liszt.

Musikblätter 1 - the new UE newsletter

Here is the first edition of the Musikblätter, which is to be published bi-annually. With this, we hope to pursue an ambitious goal: to continue the tradition of the Musikblätter des Anbruch, founded by Universal Edition in the early 20th century.

Pablo Heras-Casado on the music of Kurt Weill

For the new issue of the Musikblätter, Pablo Heras-Casado talks to UE about the music of Kurt Weill.

Ingo Metzmacher on the music of Franz Schreker

Ingo Metzmacher talks about the music of Franz Schreker in an interview for the new issue of the Musikblätter.

Wolfgang Rihm on Schönberg’s Variations Op. 31

In the new issue of our new newsletter Musikblätter, Wolfgang Rihm talks about Schönberg’s Variations Op. 31.

Pierre Boulez Interview

For the first issue of our new newsletter Musikblätter, Pierre Boulez spoke to Universal Edition about his own music.

Martinu: Greek Passion in Palermo

The Teatro Massimo in Palermo is showing a new production of the London version (29 Apr–8 May). Asher Fisch conducts.

Staud: New works for Dresden

Tondo for orchestra is the first of three works that Johannes Maria Staud has composed for the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden during his tenure as “Capell-Compositeur” for the 2010–2011 season.

38 More Modern Studies

More Modern studies for clarinet from modern Classical through to Jazz and Rock complementing the established favourite 40 Modern Studies.

Norwegian première of Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament

The Norwegian premières of Adam’s Lament and the Stabat Mater take place on 19 April in Oslo. Tönu Kaljuste conducts the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir.