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Total Immersion Arvo Pärt

This 28 April, the BBC invites us to the Barbican in London for a day-long exploration of Arvo Pärt’s life and work through music, film and discussion.

Luke Bedford UK première

This April, Foyle Future Firsts participants conducted by Thomas Blunt will give the British première of Luke Bedford’s By the Screen in the Sun at the Hill on the Gold (28 April, Royal Festival Hall).

Catherine Malfitano stages Zemlinsky

Alexander Zemlinsky’s one act A Florentine Tragedy will be presented by the Canadian Opera Company from 26 April–25 May this year.

Rihm: The Conquest of Mexico at the Saarland State Theatre

This April the Saarland State Theatre continues the celebrations of Wolfgang Rihm’s 60th birthday with Inga Levant’s new production of his opera The Conquest of Mexico.

Universal Edition is the new partner of the Austrian Radio’s ‘Talentebörse’ composition prize

Universal Edition is proud to be the new partner of the Austrian Radio’s ‘Talentebörse’ composition prize. In future, works by the prize winners will be published by UE.

Rihm: Jakob Lenz in London

The English National Opera gives the first performance of a new English translation of Wolfgang Rihm's chamber opera Jakob Lenz.

Emmanuel Pahud presents – Fantasy on “Der Freischütz”

New series – Famous flautists select and present favourite pieces from their own repertoire.

Violin Debut – James Rae

Our new edition for a great start as a violin soloist, also with accompaniment and ensemble parts.

Karol Szymanowski: Sechs Lieder op. 31 for orchestra

On 15 April Sakari Oramo presents the first performance of the Sechs Lieder op. 31 by Karol Szymanowski in the orchestra version.

Francis Burt: New work

On 28 March Francis Burt's latest composition Variationen eines alten Liedes for clarinet, viola, accordion and double bass can be heard at the Arnold Schönberg Center. Performers: Ensemble Wiener Collage.

Mahler: Symphony No. 9 for chamber orchestra

Following the success of his reductions of Gustav Mahler’s Symphonies No. 1 and 4, Klaus Simon turned to the Symphony No. 9 and arranged it similarly. World première: 28 March.

Staud: Tableaux vivants in Paris

On 21 March Tableaux vivants – a joint project by Johannes Maria Staud, Anne Juren and Roland Rauschmeier – will receive its first performance in France.

Haas: New a cappella work

On 17 March the Bavarian Radio Chorus (cond. Rupert Huber) will give the world première of a new work by Georg Friedrich Haas: Duchcov for mixed choir a cappella.

Wolfgang Rihm at 60

On 13 March Wolfgang Rihm celebrates his 60th birthday. The breadth of his output can be experienced at no less than three world premières this March.

Frankfurt Music Fair 2012 - Mission for Music

Come and see UNIVERSAL EDITION and WIENER URTEXT EDITION in Hall 3.1, Stand C42

Cosi fan Tutte

The latest addition to the series of 18th and early 19th century duet arrangements of Mozart’s operatic highlights.

Pink Panther for Two

An irresistible new collection of piano duets with CD in the popular “Tea for Two” series. Incl. The Pink Panther Theme, Bill Bailey and more.

Schönberg's 3 Klavierstücke op. 11 for chamber orchestra

On 5 March Yoel Gamzou conducts the first performance of Arnold Schönberg's Drei Klavierstücke op. 11 in the version for chamber orchestra arranged by Richard Dünser.

Bedford: New work for ensemble

On 3 March, the Britten Sinfonia will give the world première of another new work by Bedford: Three Intermezzi for piano and string quartet.

Rihm: World première Nähe fern 3

On 29 February Wolfgang Rihm’s cycle Nähe fern (near far) continues in Lucerne. James Gaffigan conducts the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.