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Rihm: Jakob Lenz in Berlin

Franck Ollu conducts Andrea Breth’s highly acclaimed production of Jakob Lenz at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater.

Rihm’s Requiem-Strophen in Munich

Mojca Erdmann, Anna Prohaska and Hanno Müller-Brachmann present the world première of Wolfgang Rihm’s Requiem-Strophen together with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir.

Wolfgang Rihm at 65

On 13 March Wolfgang Rihm celebrates his 65th birthday.

Dialogues: Borders

The DIALOGUES festival takes place from 30 November until 4 December under the guiding theme “Borders”.

Universal Edition at the Musikfest Berlin

From 2 to 20 September 2016, Musikfest Berlin will open this year’s Berlin concert season. Universal Edition is strongly represented.

Italian première of Rihm’s Proserpina

On 7 and 9 June Mojca Erdmann sings Proserpina in Wolfgang Rihm’s monodrama of the same name.

Eight Bridges with Schwartz and Staud

The Eight Bridges | Music for Cologne festival takes place from 30 April to 10 May 2016 and features world premières by Jay Schwartz and Johannes Maria Staud.

Swiss première of Rihm’s Die Hamletmaschine

Inspired by a text by Heiner Müller, Wolfgang Rihm created a musical play of transgression. The Swiss première takes place on 24 January in Zürich.

Jakob Lenz receives rave reviews

Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz with a terrific Georg Nigl in the title role – offers a “perfect evening” at the opera.

Wolfgang Rihm at the Musikfest Berlin

7 works by Wolfgang Rihm will be performed at this year’s Musikfest Berlin (2 until 22 September).

Midori and Dohr perform Staud and Rihm in Lucerne

Almost 20 works from the UE catalogue will be performed at this year’s Lucerne Festival (15 August until 14 September).

Salzburg contemporary: Wolfgang Rihm

One world première and two Austrian premières by Wolfgang Rihm will be presented at this year’s Salzburg Festival (18 July to 31 August).

Wolfgang Rihm: Goethe’s Harzreise im Winter

Wolfgang Rihm’s Harzreise im Winter will be premièred at this year’s Mozartfest Würzburg by Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber.

Rihm in Salzburg

Three works by Rihm will be performed at this year’s Salzburg Easter Festival, among them the Austrian première of Epilog.

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.

Rihm’s Conquest of Mexico in Spain

Wolfgang Rihm’s The Conquest of Mexico will be performed for the first time in Spain on 9 October.

New production of Rihm’s Dionysos

The new production of Wolfgang Rihm’s Dionysos takes place on 8 February at the Neuer Saal of the Heidelberger Theater.

Rihm: Nähe fern cycle

Wolfgang Rihm has completed his Nähe fern cycle. Now the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, which commissioned the work, will be playing all four pieces in one concert.

German première of Rihm’s Dionysos

Wolfgang Rihm’s latest music theatre work Dionysos, which was premièred at the Salzburg Festival in 2010, will receive its German première on 8 July in Berlin.

Rihm: Pater noster for mixed choir a cappella

On 30 June Wolfgang Rihm's early work Pater noster for mixed choir a cappella will receive its world première in Passau. Hans-Christoph Rademann conducts the RIAS Chamber Choir.