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Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy in Geneva

The Grand Théâtre de Genève is now showing the joint production by the English National Opera and the Young Vic (première 1 April). Wen-Pin Chien conducts the Ensemble Contrechamps.

Borisova-Ollas/Faingersh: Hamlet

Victoria Borisova-Ollas’ and Elias Faingersh’s Hamlet – a drama for trombone and orchestra – receives its Norwegian première on 31 March.

New version of Schönberg’s 6 Orchestral Songs

The new version by Klaus Simon of the songs 3, 4 and 6 completes the cycle and expands the Schönbergian ensemble with the horn and bassoon. The work can be heard in Zurich on 28 March with the Collegium Novum Zurich.

US Stage Première of Feldman’s Neither

New York City Opera presents the US professional stage première of Morton Feldman’s inimitable monodrama Neither, featuring soprano Cyndia Sieden, on 25 March.

Mike Cornick - Play the Piano

One of the most interesting new editions in our spring collection is Mike Cornick’s Play the Piano!, a complete step-by-step guide for adult beginners.

Frankfurt Music Fair 2011

April 6 to April 9, 2011 We cordially invite you to visit UNIVERSAL EDITION and WIENER URTEXT EDITION in Hall 3.1, Stand C42

New productions of Kurt Weill operas

Kurt Weill’s opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is now on in Cologne, and The Threepenny Opera comes to Paris this spring.

Jay Schwartz: Narcissus & Echo in Madrid

On 23 and 25 March Jay Schwartz' chamber opera Narciussus & Echo comes to Madrid in the new production by Tilman Hecker.

Alexander Zemlinsky: New Violin Concerto

Franz Hummel’s arrangement of Alexander Zemlinsky’s Serenade will receive its world première on 20 Mar in Vienna. Alexei Kornienko conducts the Wiener Concert-Verein.

Tango Violin & Piano

An ideal introduction to the passionate world of tango – full of vitality, variety and fun!

Alma Mahler: World première of choral arrangements

The choral arrangements of Alma Mahler’s 3 frühe Lieder receive their world première on 26 Feb with Marcus Creed and the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart.

Mahler Interviews on Tour

A year ago we started a project to interview the most important Mahler-conductors. The results can be seen online in our Mahler-Blog.

Friedrich Cerha celebrates his 85th birthday

On 17 February 2011 Cerha celebrates his 85th birthday, and a number of events are paying tribute to the composer and conductor.

Flute Debut - James Rae

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

Nicolai Podgornov's Romantic Piano Album

With Cole Porter’s "Night and Day" and Yann Tiersen’s "Comptine d’un autre été" from the film Amélie, Podgornov takes you on a tour of the romantic sounds of the piano.

Mauricio Sotelo: 2 World premières

Muerte sin fin for flamenco singer, orchestra and electronics (30 Jan) and Alpha Centauri for ensemble and electronics (31 Jan) will receive their world premières.

UE World Music Ensemble

From colourful Brazilian samba sounds to powerful Klezmer melodies and tangos from Argentina – the UE World Music Series for ensembles offers a valuable collection of concert music.

Haas: New String Quartet

The Hagen Quartet will perform the world première of Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No. 6 in Salzburg on 23 Jan.

Arvo Pärt on BBC Radio 3

Arvo Pärt talks to Tom Service about his life and music.

Arnold Schönberg

An insight into Schönberg's creativity as an artist!