Faber Music Ltd.
Faber Music Ltd was founded in 1965, as a sister company to the distinguished book publisher Faber and Faber, for the principal purpose of publishing the music of Benjamin Britten. It now enjoys a world-wide reputation as one of the leading independent British publishers of classical and contemporary music.
Benjamin Britten’s music lies at the very heart of its catalogue with major works including the operas Death in Venice, Owen Wingrave, Paul Bunyan and the three Church Parables Curlew River, The Burning Fiery Furnace and The Prodigal Son. There are also established repertoire works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst and Malcolm Arnold as well as a phalanx of contemporary British composers exclusively represented by Faber. These include Thomas Adès, George Benjamin, Carl Davis, Jonathan Harvey, Oliver Knussen, Colin and David Matthews, the Swedish composer Anders Hilborg, Australian composers Peter Sculthorpe, Carl Vine and Matthew Hindson and the German composer Torsten Rasch from Dresden. The younger generation is represented by the very promising Francisco Coll, Tansy Davies, Tom Coult and Martin Suckling.
Alongside a constantly-expanding catalogue of regularly performed orchestral works, Faber Music publishes internationally-acclaimed operas such as Powder Her Face, The Tempest and The Exterminating Angel by Adès, Into the Little Hill, Written on Skin and Lessons in Love and Violence by Benjamin, Knussen’s double bill Higglety Pigglety Pop! and Where the Wild Things Are and Harvey’s visionary chamber opera Wagner Dream. After Rotter (libretto by Thomas Brasch) and Christopher Marlowe’s The Duchess of Malfi, Torsten Rasch turned to a biblical story for the first time with Die andere Frau.