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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.

Joseph Haydn - The Complete Piano Sonatas

The famous Haydn Edition by Christa Landon brought up to date.

Wolfgang Rihm: Two national premières

Rihm's Das Lesen der Schrift will receive its first Portuguese (Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, c. Christoph König) and Rumanian (George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, c. Christoph Adt) performance.

UE at the Frankfurt Music Fair

UE is at the Musikmesse, the world’s largest music exhibition, from this Wednesday to Saturday.

World première of Rihm’s ‘Dyade’

Dyade for violin and double bass is the latest work resulting from the long-standing and creative friendship between Anne-Sophie Mutter and Wolfgang Rihm.

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.