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Once again it has been a full and busy year here at UE. Here are some of the highlights from a year which saw 57 new works premièred.
Wolfgang Rihm's Verwandlungen has been selected by the Sunday Times as the No. 1 Contemporary Album of the year.
The Wiener Konzerthaus commemorates Luciano Berio, after whom its new concert hall has been named, on 16 Dec.
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The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, 13 Feb, 2011. Among the nominees are works by Alban Berg, Frank Martin, Arnold Schönberg and Arvo Pärt.
Once again, two new releases have received awards from the National Flute Association.
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Georg Friedrich Haas' „... damit ... die Geister der Menschen erhellt und ihr Verstand erleuchtet werden ...“ for ensemble receives its world première on 26 Nov.
Marco Angius and the Orchestra Nazionale Sinfonica della RAI Torino present Frank Martin’s Ballade No. 2 on 19 Nov in Turin.
The world première of Wolfgang Rihm's new violin concerto Lichtes Spiel will take place on 18 Nov under Michael Francis at the Avery Fisher Hall.
Victoria Borisova-Ollas has once again received a prestigious Swedish Publishers Award.
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.