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Black and White – works for piano and orchestra

Playing the piano keeps other musicians at arm’s length – not because of the sound of course, but due to the sheer size of the instrument. We’ve put together some recommendations off the beaten track, from Bernhard Lang to Lisa Streich, Pascal Dusapin and Luca Francesconi, as well as all-time masterpieces by Sergej Prokofiev, Oliver Messiaen, Arthur Honegger, and Manuel de Falla.
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Stay close – keep the distance

We’re all anxiously waiting for life to return to concert halls, but it might be some time before we hear the big symphonies once again. In the meantime, the colorful possibilities of smaller outfits such as chamber and string orchestras are there to be experienced. We dug deep into our catalogues to discover beautiful works, hidden gems, and exciting soundscapes from the 20th and 21st centuries.
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The Red Book: Longing and Desire

In our Red Book, we selected more than 600 works and grouped them under 23 topics which represent a wide range of fundamental human experiences and emotions. “Longing and desire” are two of these emotions that many of us encounter in an unfamiliar way during these unprecedented times.
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Coronavirus update

The Universal Music Publishing Classical Team informs about its daily operations during these challenging times.

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70 years of violin concertos – a selection

We put together a shortlist of violin concertos from our catalogues – an entirely subjective selection, purely contemporary, and absolutely not complete. Listen to recordings and review the scores by composers such as Luca Francesconi, Pascal Dusapin, and George Friedrich Haas.
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Fiddling in 2019/20

Many new violin concertos are premiered this season, including Bernhard Lang’s Beethoven-adventure for Ilya Gringolts and Benjamin Attahir’s “Al Maghrib” for Renaud Capuçon, Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin.
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UMPC Summer Festivals 2019

Many UMPC composers’ works are being performed at this year’s international summer festivals—from the Bregenzer Festspiele and BBC Proms to the Salzburger Festspiele, an exciting summer awaits.

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Opera Season 2019/20

We are immensely looking forward to the approaching 2019/20 opera season, which will celebrate a wide variety of international composers. The upcoming program includes premieres at the Wiener Staatsoper, Salzburger Festspiele, Opéra Comique, and many more!
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