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2012 Fall Preview

The 2012-13 season kicks off with an extraordinary array of exciting premieres, collaborations, and innovations.

Highlights include Rolf Wallin’s Manyworlds, Philip Glass’ seminal opera Einstein on the Beach, André Previn’s Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra, Per Nørgård’s Symphony No. 8, Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Whispering Gallery, Bright Sheng’s The Blazing Mirage, Avner Dorman’s Frozen in Time, Bent Sørensen’s Serenidad, and works by Mark Adamo, Gabriela Lena Frank, John Harbison, Nico Muhly and Jay Greenberg.
Per Nørgård

Nørgård Premiere

Danish composer Per Nørgård’s much anticipated Symphony No. 8, commissioned by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra will see its world premiere on September 19, 2012 at the Helsinki Music Centre.

Dance News

Dance News

The dance world continues to move to the sound of new work by Music Sales composers, with new scores by Joby Talbot, Jocelyn Pook, and Nico Muhly in the Netherlands, Los Angeles, and London.

Kaija Saariaho

Saariaho at 60

Finnish composer
Kaija Saariaho celebrates her 60th birthday with performances all over the world, including Milan, Turin, Helsinki, Istanbul, Boston, Paris, Norway, Warsaw, Spain, and Mexico.


Tan Dun's Globetrotting

New Operas in Edinburgh

Lutoslawski Centenary

BAM Next Wave Festival

Volans Chakra

News from Spain

O'Regan in Australia

Choral News

A Hand for Holmboe

Fundal and Efterklang

Musikfest Berlin
Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas will receive three premieres this season: Earth Echoes, for chamber orchestra, mezzo-soprano and baritone, Resounding Earth, for percussion quartet, and Harvest Drum for full orchestra.

New Website

New Website

Music Sales is delighted to announce the newly re-designed website for the classical companies, with enhanced composer information, more audio, and better access to the ever-growing library on online scores.

Hans Werner Henze


Staatskapelle Dresden honors Hans Werner Henze with the prestigious title of “Capell-Compositeur,” while Deutsche Oper Berlin features the venerable composer in its centennial anniversary concert.

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