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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.
Vera Nemirova's new production of Lulu opens at the Salzburg Festival on 1 August, with Patricia Petibon in the title role.
The Swedish première of Victoria Borisova-Ollas' Angelus will be performed by the Mariinsky Orchestra (c. Valery Gergiev) on 24 Aug 2010 at the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm.
Ingo Metzmacher presents the new opera Dionysos by Wolfgang Rihm on 27 Jul at the Salzburg Festival.
New: piano score for perusal!
The 7th July was the 150th anniversary of Gustav Mahler’s birth.
As part of the 38th International Istanbul Music Festival, Estonian Arvo Pärt was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Janine Jansen und Aleksey Igudesman with 400 children on stage at the Concertgebouw
The Kantorei Kassel under its musical director Eckhard Manz have asked Vykintas Baltakas to write a new work based on the Missa sexti toni by Josquin des Près.
As part of the Mahler in Manchester series at the Bridgewater Hall, renowned composers have been asked to write new works to accompany the performances of Mahler’s symphonies.
Johannes Maria Staud’s Berenice. Suite 1 combines elements of his opera Berenice juxtaposing different sections to create an entirely original dramatic structure.
Victoria Borisova-Ollas’ latest work – Golden Dances of Pharaos, a concerto for clarinet and orchestra – is the composer’s own way of reflecting on the life of the ancient Egyptians.
After a long absence, Manfred Gurlitt's Nana returns to the stage this April at the Erfurt Theatre, Germany.
The Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik focuses this year on the music of Friedrich Cerha.
Selected from our extensive and varied complete clarinet catalogue - here there is something for everyone ...
The reduced version of Franz Schreker's The Stigmatized will be presented for the first time in the USA at the Los Angeles Opera on 10 April 2010.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra in London presents "Total Immersion Wolfgang Rihm" including the British première of Das Gehege (directed by Andre de Ridder) and a performance of Konzert in einem Satz (with Stephen Isserlis) at the centre of the programme on 13 March.
Jacques Audiart's A Prophet, which has just been awarded with the coveted "César" prize, features Kurt Weill's most famous song, Mack The Knife. The film is nominated for an Oscar in the category best non English language film.