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Haas: New work for chamber orchestra

On 4 June Georg Friedrich Haas’ new work for chamber orchestra "chants oubliés" will be given its world première by the Munich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alexander Liebreich.

Baltakas: world première

On 2 June the Vilnius Festival 2011 presents the world première of Vykintas Baltakas' Commentum for cello and piano.

Arnold Schönberg recognised by UNESCO

We are proud to announce that the documents left by Arnold Schönberg, including manuscripts of his writing and compositions, have been included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

Kurt Weill - Songs

This new edition for cello and piano contains not only 10 well-known songs from Weill’s stage works, but also a CD with an optional accompaniment track.

Pathways to Franz Liszt

Now available: our new collection of nine easy to intermediate piano pieces by Franz Liszt.

Musikblätter 1 - the new UE newsletter

Here is the first edition of the Musikblätter, which is to be published bi-annually. With this, we hope to pursue an ambitious goal: to continue the tradition of the Musikblätter des Anbruch, founded by Universal Edition in the early 20th century.

Pablo Heras-Casado on the music of Kurt Weill

For the new issue of the Musikblätter, Pablo Heras-Casado talks to UE about the music of Kurt Weill.

Ingo Metzmacher on the music of Franz Schreker

Ingo Metzmacher talks about the music of Franz Schreker in an interview for the new issue of the Musikblätter.

Wolfgang Rihm on Schönberg’s Variations Op. 31

In the new issue of our new newsletter Musikblätter, Wolfgang Rihm talks about Schönberg’s Variations Op. 31.

Pierre Boulez Interview

For the first issue of our new newsletter Musikblätter, Pierre Boulez spoke to Universal Edition about his own music.

Martinu: Greek Passion in Palermo

The Teatro Massimo in Palermo is showing a new production of the London version (29 Apr–8 May). Asher Fisch conducts.

Staud: New works for Dresden

Tondo for orchestra is the first of three works that Johannes Maria Staud has composed for the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden during his tenure as “Capell-Compositeur” for the 2010–2011 season.

38 More Modern Studies

More Modern studies for clarinet from modern Classical through to Jazz and Rock complementing the established favourite 40 Modern Studies.

Norwegian première of Arvo Pärt’s Adam’s Lament

The Norwegian premières of Adam’s Lament and the Stabat Mater take place on 19 April in Oslo. Tönu Kaljuste conducts the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir.

Joseph Haydn - The Complete Piano Sonatas

The famous Haydn Edition by Christa Landon brought up to date.

Wolfgang Rihm: Two national premières

Rihm's Das Lesen der Schrift will receive its first Portuguese (Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, c. Christoph König) and Rumanian (George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, c. Christoph Adt) performance.

UE at the Frankfurt Music Fair

UE is at the Musikmesse, the world’s largest music exhibition, from this Wednesday to Saturday.

World première of Rihm’s ‘Dyade’

Dyade for violin and double bass is the latest work resulting from the long-standing and creative friendship between Anne-Sophie Mutter and Wolfgang Rihm.

Birtwistle’s Punch and Judy in Geneva

The Grand Théâtre de Genève is now showing the joint production by the English National Opera and the Young Vic (première 1 April). Wen-Pin Chien conducts the Ensemble Contrechamps.

Borisova-Ollas/Faingersh: Hamlet

Victoria Borisova-Ollas’ and Elias Faingersh’s Hamlet – a drama for trombone and orchestra – receives its Norwegian première on 31 March.