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Hans Zender celebrates his 75th birthday

Composer and conductor Hans Zender celebrates his 75th birthday on 22 November 2011.

Friedrich Cerha: Like a Tragicomedy

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

Jenufa in Sweden

From 19 November Janácek’s opera can be seen at the Malmö Opera in a new production by Orpha Phelan.

Easy Jazz Studies

A jazzy time is guaranteed with this new edition for flute.

Staud: New Project at Wien Modern

Anne Juren and Roland Rauschmeier have created an evening’s work which transgresses all genres: Tableaux Vivants – living images. World première: 9 November 2011.

Jenufa in the reconstructed original version

On 4 November Opéra de Rennes shows Leoš Janácek's opera Jenufa in the original version of 1904, reconstructed by Mark Audus (production: Pierre Constant).

Arvo Pärt receives the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur

At a ceremony in Paris on 2 Nov, minister of culture Frédéric Mitterand awarded Arvo Pärt France’s highest honour, the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur.

Rihm: New work for baritone and ensemble

Reinbert de Leeuw conducts the world première of Der Maler träumt for baritone and ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm on 29 Oct in Amsterdam.

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.

Rihm: New work for ensemble

On 25 Oct. Wolfgang Rihm’s Will sound more again will recieve its world première in Porto. Emilio Pomàrico conducts the Remix Ensemble.

Rihm: World première of Nähe fern 2

The second part of Wolfgang Rihm’s series Nähe fern for orchestra is given its world première in Lucerne on 19 Oct. The Lucerne Symphony Orchestra is conducted by James Gaffigan.

David Bedford has died

David Bedford was a prominent member of the British music scene for over forty years. He died on 1 October.

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.

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.

A new production of Cerha’s opera Baal

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

Mauricio Sotelo at the Klangspuren Festival

Mauricio Sotelo’s De oscura llama receives its Austrian première on 21 Sept at the Klangspuren Festival in Tirol.

Haas’ opera Nacht in Lucerne

Jürg Henneberger conducts Haas' chamber opera Nacht on 16 Sep with the Ensemble DIAGONAL in Lucerne. Stage direction is by Desirée Meiser.

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.