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Orchestral music by Wolfgang Rihm

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.

Julian Yu “Theme Composer” in Tokyo

Every year, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo commissions a new orchestral work from a leading composer. This year’s featured composer is Julian Yu.

Saxophone Debut - James Rae

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

Play the Piano Level 2

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.

BBC Proms 2011

The BBC Proms started last week and once again include a wealth of UE works in the many concerts.

Salzburg Festival 2011

Gustav Mahler, whose anniversaries have been the centre of attention all this year, is also the highlight of this year’s Salzburg Festival.

Krenek: The Secret Kingdom for the first time in Italy

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.

Classic Études for Flute

24 selected studies cover the spectrum from study to concert repertoire and serve as a valuable introduction to the technical finesse of flute performance.

New Karl Scheit Guitar Edition

With his “Musik für Gitarre” series, Karl Scheit played an important role in the development of guitar tuition. Our New Karl Scheit Series has now been expanded with two new valuable additions.

Berg Violin Concerto for ensemble

On 9 July the reduced version of Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto will be given its French première as part of the Festival D’aujourd’hui à demain in Cluny.

Rihm: New work for soprano and orchestra

Wolfgang Rihm’s Eine Strasse, Lucile “a scene for soprano and orchestra” (after Georg Büchner’s “Dantons Tod”) will receive its world première on 9 July in Karlsruhe.

Arvo Pärt performs his Vater unser for Pope Benedict XVI

On 4 July Arvo Pärt performed his Vater unser (Our Father) for Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony in the Vatican

Mauricio Sotelo: world première in Madrid

Mauricio Sotelo’s latest composition, Muerte sin fin, will receive its world première in Spain on 29 June as part of the renowned Suma Flamenca Festival.

Première of Borisova-Ollas' Angelus

On 24 June Victoria Borisova-Ollas' work for orchestra Angelus will recieve its UK première in Glasgow with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Andrew Manze.

Rihm: new work for orchestra

On 22 June Rihm’s new work for orchestra – Nähe fern 1, ‘answers to Brahms’ – will be heard for the first time. James Gaffigan conducts the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

First chamber opera by Luke Bedford

This is the long-awaited first opera from Luke Bedford, one of the UK’s leading young composers. The world première of Seven Angels takes place on 17 June 2011 at the CBSO Centre Birmingham.

Rihm’s Dionysos in Amsterdam

From 8 until 22 June Wolfgang Rihm’s opera fantasy Dionysos comes to Amsterdam in the Dutch première of the work. Ingo Metzmacher conducts the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest in a production by Pierre Audi.

Lulu in Erfurt

The German première of Eberhard Kloke's new version of Lulu will be given at Erfurt Theatre on 13 June in a production by Saskia Kuhlmann.

Cerha: New work for oboe, cello and piano

On 11 June the world première of Friedrich Cerha’s Four Paraphrases for oboe, cello and piano will take place at the Ittinger Whitsun Festival.

Staud: New piece for solo bassoon

Johannes Maria Staud has written a solo piece entitled Celluloid for Joachim Hans, the solo bassoonist of the Sächsische Staatskapelle. World première: 7 June in Dresden.