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Alexander Zemlinsky: New arrangements of 6 Gesänge

In 1921 Erwin Stein arranged two of Alexander Zemlinsky's Sechs Gesänge. To complete the collection, Andreas Tarkmann has now arranged the other four songs for medium voice and chamber ensemble.

Georg Friedrich Haas: New String Quartet

Georg Friedrich Haas' String Quartet No. 7 will be given its world première by the Arditti Quartet at the Lucerne Festival (10 Sept).

Arvo Pärt: 3 world premières

On 9 and 10 Sept Arvo Pärt's three new orchestra versions of Beatus Petronius, Statuit ei Dominus and Salve Regina will be given their world première at the MITO SettembreMusica Festival.

Mauricio Sotelo: world première in Schwaz

The world première of Mauricio Sotelo's Cuerpos robados for violin, declaimer and orchestra is on 8 Sept during the Klangspuren Festival in Schwaz, performed by the Tyrol Symphony Orchestra Innsbruck.

Pelleas and Melisande in three versions

Apart from Arnold Schönberg’s original orchestration of Pelleas and Melisande, UE also publishes a reduced version by Erwin Stein. We have recently released a version for chamber orchestra by Cliff Colnot (2008).

Rihm: New work for soprano and orchestra

Wolfgang Rihm’s Eine Strasse, Lucile “a scene for soprano and orchestra” (after Georg Büchner’s “Dantons Tod”) will receive its world première on 9 July in Karlsruhe.

Mauricio Sotelo: world première in Madrid

Mauricio Sotelo’s latest composition, Muerte sin fin, will receive its world première in Spain on 29 June as part of the renowned Suma Flamenca Festival.

Rihm: new work for orchestra

On 22 June Rihm’s new work for orchestra – Nähe fern 1, ‘answers to Brahms’ – will be heard for the first time. James Gaffigan conducts the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

First chamber opera by Luke Bedford

This is the long-awaited first opera from Luke Bedford, one of the UK’s leading young composers. The world première of Seven Angels takes place on 17 June 2011 at the CBSO Centre Birmingham.

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.

Staud: New piece for solo bassoon

Johannes Maria Staud has written a solo piece entitled Celluloid for Joachim Hans, the solo bassoonist of the Sächsische Staatskapelle. World première: 7 June in Dresden.

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.

Baltakas: world première

On 2 June the Vilnius Festival 2011 presents the world première of Vykintas Baltakas' Commentum for cello and piano.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.