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Composer David Fennessy has received a prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award at the 2010 Awards Ceremony.
Wolfgang Rihm comments on the threatened closure of the Dutch Radio Music Center
He was the composers’ friend. This is how Bernd Feuchtner, Rudolf Barshai’s biographer, describes the conductor, viola player and arranger. Barshai has died on 2nd November in Basel at the age of 86.
Georg Friedrich Haas’ work limited approximations, a concerto for 6 pianos in twelve-tone intervals and orchestra, premiered to great acclaim on 17 Oct 2010 at the Donaueschinger Musiktagen 2010 under Sylvain Cambreling with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg. The piece received the SWR Symphony Orchestra Composition Prize for the “most remarkable orchestral work of the festival“, chosen by the musicians.
Über trügerische Stadtpläne und die Versuchungen der Winternächte for string quartet and orchestra (Vienna, 05 Nov) and Contrebande for orchestra (Paris, 06 Nov).
Arvo Pärt's Silhouette, Hommage à Gustave Eiffel, will be given its world première on 04 Nov under Paavo Järvi and the Orchestre de Paris at the Salle Pleyel.
Mauricio Sotelo's Cripta Colonia Güell - música para la ESMUC for two flamenco singers, choir, ensemble and electronics is to receive its world première in Barcelona on 25 Oct.
Georg Friedrich Haas' limited approximations for 6 micro-tonally tuned pianos and orchestra in Donaueschingen (17 Oct) and Arthur F. Becker (od. Buhr?) in Heidelberg (22 Oct).
Friedrich Cerha's Viennese Kaleidoscope will be given its world première on 19 Oct at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
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Victoria Borisova-Ollas’ new work Wunderbare Leiden will be premièred in Düsseldorf on 8 Oct by Andrey Boreyko and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
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On 11 Sep Arvo Pärt celebrates his 75th birthday. New: Tabula Rasa - CD Special edition!
Vykintas Baltakas’ new work Scoria, for orchestra in three groups, will be given its world première on 24 Sep at the musica viva Festival in Munich. Lucas Vis conducts the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra.
The German premières of 4 dédicaces (Concertgebouw Orkest, c. Mariss Jansons) and Stanze (London Philharmonic Orchestra, c. Vladimir Jurowsky) are to be held on 5 Sep and 6 Sep respectively.
On 5 Sep Cristóbal Halffter conducts the world première of his new orchestral work Ritual with the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Grafenegg.
On 30 September the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement for Music will be awarded to Wolfgang Rihm during the 54th International Festival of Contemporary Music.
The 2011 Salzburg Music Prize will be awarded to Friedrich Cerha. The award, with its prize money of EUR 60,000, will be presented to the composer on March 13th at a concert during the Salzburg Biennale 2011.
Boulez' Tombeau is now available in a facsimile edition, including all manuscript versions and correction proofs. The new edition gives a fascinating insight into the work of the composer.