The series of concerts celebrating Friedrich Cerha's 95th birthday culminated in August: the monumental Spiegel cycle was performed at the Salzburg Festival by the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under Ingo Metzmacher. We celebrate the anniversary with a collection of portrait articles, current links, and his video interview for the Stadtjournal wien.at.

The Spiegel cycle is one of Friedrich Cerha's major works. On the occasion of the Spiegel CD recording by the Kairos label in 2011, composers from different generations expressed their enthusiasm for the work. Read articles by Pierre Boulez, Helmut Lachenmann, and Rebecca Saunders, among others.

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In 2019, Wergo released a portrait CD including Anssi Karttunen’s recordings of Hans Werner Henze’s English Love Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen.