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HK Gruber interview: Tales from the Vienna Woods
HK Gruber discusses his new opera based on Horváth's play Tales from the Vienna Woods. The premiere staging opens at the Bregenz Festival in July and travels to the Theater an der Wien next March.

Horváth's drama reveals the true face behind the mask of Austrian society in the 1920s, following the collapse of the Habsburg Empire. HK Gruber's music conjures up ghosts of Viennese waltzes and the smoky cabaret bars of the Weimar Republic.

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Karl Jenkins: Motets on DG and choral competition
The new collection of Karl Jenkins Motets is now released by Deutsche Grammophon with the choral music available from Boosey & Hawkes, including SATB arrangements of Jenkins favourites and new pieces in print for the first time.

In celebration of the composer's 70th year, Boosey & Hawkes invites choirs to enter a competition by posting a YouTube video of a performance from the Motets collection. The winning choir will have the opportunity to premiere a new choral work specially written by Karl Jenkins.

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Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies at 80: summer events
Music festivals celebrate the 80th birthdays of Sir Harrison Birtwistle (15 July) and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (8 September), from the St Magnus Festival in Orkney to the BBC Proms in London which features 21 works by the two composers.

Birthday highlights at the Royal Albert Hall this summer include Birtwistle's orchestral Exody and a late-night Prom on the Maxwell Davies 80th day itself. The programme by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra can also be heard in Glasgow within a Max celebration day.

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Górecki Symphony No.4: reviews from the premiere
The long-awaited world premiere of Henryk Mikolaj Górecki's Symphony No.4 caused a stir in London in April. Drawing together compositional threads from across a 50-year creative career, the symphony was described by the Daily Telegraph as "an ambitious, hypnotic work".

Further performances are scheduled by the Los Angeles Philharmonic next January and the ZaterdagMatinee series in Amsterdam in February, with the Polish premiere planned by the International Tansman Festival next May.

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Latest new works added to Boosey & Hawkes's digitised library - freely viewable by conductors, students and the public - include Andriessen's Tapdance and Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto. Classic scores recently added include Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Finzi's Dies natalis.

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News in Brief
> James MacMillan: St Luke Passion reviews from Amsterdam
> Panufnik centenary: summer festivals and autumn performances
> Britten's lost Les Sylphides ballet arrangement returns
> Michel van der Aa: reviews of new clarinet concerto
> Richard Strauss: opera boxes released for anniversary

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Adams Gospel according to the Other Mary CD
John Adams
The Gospel According to the Other Mary
Los Angeles Philharmonic/
LA Master Chorale/
Gustavo Dudamel
Deutsche Grammophon 479 2243

First recording of Adams's Passion oratorio, to be staged by Peter Sellars at English National Opera in November.

Panufnik Bassoon ConcertoAndrzej Panufnik
Bassoon Concerto
Robert Thompson/
BBC Symphony Orchestra/

Andrzej Panufnik
Heritage HTGCD 266

This historic recording, coupled with Sinfonia di Speranza, includes spoken introductions by the composer.

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Qigang Chen
Joie Eternelle
1 July 2014

Alison Balsom/

China Philharmonic/
Long Yu

Karl Jenkins
Adiemus Colores

9 July 2014
International Eisteddfod, Llangollen
Eisteddfod Orchestra/
Karl Jenkins

HK Gruber
Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald

23 July 2014
Festspielhaus, Bregenz
Wiener Symphoniker/
HK Gruber

Unsuk Chin
Le Silence des Sirènes
23 August 2014
KKL Lucerne
Barbara Hannigan/
Festival Orchestra/
Simon Rattle

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