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Janáček’s From the House of the Dead in Vienna

Peter Konwitschny’s controversial production from the Zurich Opera comes to Vienna this December. Franz Welser-Möst conducts.

Rihm: Das Gehege in Amsterdam

Rihm’s “Nocturnal scene” receives its Dutch première at the ZaterdagMatinee in Amsterdam.

Musikblätter 2 - the new UE newsletter

Here is the second edition of our new newsletter, the Musikblätter, with special features and articles about Arvo Pärt, Wolfgang Rihm, and Cristóbal Halffter among others.

Sotelo: Two world premières in Spain

In December 2011 two world premières of works by Mauricio Sotelo will take place in Spain: Mapas Celestes... I (1 Dec) and Luz sobre lienzo (3 Dec).

David Fennessy joins Universal Edition

Following a first contract for his work This is How it Feels (Another Bolero), David Fennessy has now signed a major agreement for a list of works going back to 2004.

Rihm: Lichtes Spiel in Paris and London

The French première of Wolfgang Rihm’s Lichtes Spiel – a sommer piece for violin and small orchestra – takes place on 29 November at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.

Victoria Borisova-Ollas wins Christ Johnson Prize

On 28 November 2011, Victoria Borisova-Ollas received Sweden’s most important composition award, the Christ Johnson Prize.

Francis Burt: New work for ensemble

On 23 November Franis Burt's new work for ensemble Mohn and Gedächtnis will receive its world première during the Wien Modern festival. Emilio Pomàrico conducts Klangforum Wien.

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.