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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.

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.

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.

A busy year at UE

Once again it has been a full and busy year here at UE. Here are some of the highlights from a year which saw 57 new works premièred.

Georg Friedrich Haas: new work for ensemble

Georg Friedrich Haas' „... damit ... die Geister der Menschen erhellt und ihr Verstand erleuchtet werden ...“ for ensemble receives its world première on 26 Nov.

Georg Friedrich Haas: SWR Symphony Orchestra Composition Prize 2010

Georg Friedrich Haas’ work limited approximations, a concerto for 6 pianos in twelve-tone intervals and orchestra, premiered to great acclaim on 17 Oct 2010 at the Donaueschinger Musiktagen 2010 under Sylvain Cambreling with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg. The piece received the SWR Symphony Orchestra Composition Prize for the “most remarkable orchestral work of the festival“, chosen by the musicians.

Georg Friedrich Haas: Two world premières

Georg Friedrich Haas' limited approximations for 6 micro-tonally tuned pianos and orchestra in Donaueschingen (17 Oct) and Arthur F. Becker (od. Buhr?) in Heidelberg (22 Oct).

Three World Premières in Witten

The Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik focuses this year on the music of Friedrich Cerha.