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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.
On 25 Oct. Wolfgang Rihm’s Will sound more again will recieve its world première in Porto. Emilio Pomàrico conducts the Remix Ensemble.
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 was a prominent member of the British music scene for over forty years. He died on 1 October.
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.
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.
Friedrich Cerha’s opera Baal opens in a new production at the Neue Oper in Vienna
Mauricio Sotelo’s De oscura llama receives its Austrian première on 21 Sept at the Klangspuren Festival in Tirol.
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' String Quartet No. 7 will be given its world première by the Arditti Quartet at the Lucerne Festival (10 Sept).
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.
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.
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).
Wolfgang Rihm’s Verwandlung III for orchestra and his Lichtes Spiel for violin and orchestra can be heard at the music festivals in Grafenegg and Lucerne this summer.
Every year, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo commissions a new orchestral work from a leading composer. This year’s featured composer is Julian Yu.
Our new edition for a great start as a saxophone soloist, also with accompaniment and ensemble parts.
One of the most interesting new editions in our spring collection is Mike Cornick’s Play the Piano!, a complete step-by-step guide for adult beginners.
The BBC Proms started last week and once again include a wealth of UE works in the many concerts.
Gustav Mahler, whose anniversaries have been the centre of attention all this year, is also the highlight of this year’s Salzburg Festival.
On 24 July Ernst Krenek’s one act opera Das geheime Königreich (The Secret Kingdom) will receive its Italien première at the Festival della Valle d’Itria.