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Zubin Mehta conducts Cerha

Friedrich Cerha’s Concerto for percussion and orchestra receives its Italian première on 24 April. Zubin Mehta conducts with Simone Rubino as soloist.

Read the new MusikSalon!

In the latest issue of the MusikSalon we focus on the new opera by Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas and on violin concertos from the UE catalogue.

Friedrich Cerha at 90

Friedrich Cerha celebrates his 90th birthday on 17 February. His friends and companions congratulate him on his birthday.

Cerha & Cello

The Finnish première of Friedrich Cerha’s Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra takes place on 3 February. Susanna Mälkki conducts the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Friedrich Cerha: 2 world premières in February

The world premières of Friedrich Cerha’s Tagebuch and of his 3 Orchesterstücke take place in February 2014.

The Essential 20th Century Repertoire for Orchestra

Universal Edition would like to draw your attention to our newly released annotated catalogue, which is available for download now.

Carta Blanca a Friedrich Cerha

Friedrich Cerha has “carte blanche” at the Orquesta Nacional de España between 2 and 12 April 2013. The orchestra will perform 11 pieces within ten days at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.

Salzburg Festival 2012

Salzburg’s new Festival Director Alexander Pereira opens the festival with a new “Ouverture spirituelle”.

An interview with Gertraud and Friedrich Cerha

An interview with Friedrich Cerha, who will be awarded the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in Munich on 22 June.

Friedrich Cerha: Ernst von Siemens Awards Ceremony

The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation honours Friedrich Cerha with the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. Cerha will receive the prestigious award at a musical ceremony in Munich on 22 June 2012.

Aspekte Festival 2012

The Aspekte Festival in Salzburg celebrates its 35th anniversary this year (9–13 May).

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.

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.

Friedrich Cerha: Like a Tragicomedy

On 20 November Friedrich Cerha’s Like a Tragicomedy will receive its Austrian premiere during the Wien Modern Festival.

Cerha: New piano piece

On 29 Oct the new piano piece For Marino by Friedrich Cerha will recieve its world première during the Wien Modern festival.

Wien Modern (28/10–25/11)

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.

Cerha: New work in Leipzig

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.

A new production of Cerha’s opera Baal

Friedrich Cerha’s opera Baal opens in a new production at the Neue Oper in Vienna

Salzburg Festival 2011

Gustav Mahler, whose anniversaries have been the centre of attention all this year, is also the highlight of this year’s Salzburg Festival.

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.