Beginning tomorrow, the Library of Congress will celebrate the centennial of Irving Fine with a panoply of concerts and discussions. For background, read Will Robin and Ethan Iverson.... The ever-formidable Wolfgang Rihm has won the Grawemeyer for IN-SCHRIFT 2, a Berlin Philharmonic commission. An amusing detail in the Louisville Courier-Journal report: "Reached by phone in Germany Sunday, Rihm said he was happy his work has received the award but that he only gives interviews by fax. At the time, Rihm did not have access to a fax machine as he was in Berlin." ... On Dec. 13, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony introduce a new experimental space called SoundBox: there will be music of Josquin, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, Ravel, Varèse, and Monteverdi.... On Dec. 2, Ensemble Pamplemousse gives the world première of George Lewis's A Recital for Terry Adkins, a multimedia creation that draws on the work of Adkins and Romare Bearden.... Master-Pieces, a new opera by Petr Kotik, will have its American première at the Paula Cooper Gallery on Dec. 17.... Via The Wagnerian, a fascinating discussion of that bedeviling Castorf Ring at Bayreuth.... The period from Dec. 3 to Dec. 10 will be particularly dizzying in NYC: events include Meredith Monk's On Behalf of Nature at BAM (see Zachary Woolfe's fine Monk profile); Steven Stucky and Jeremy Denk's The Classical Style at Carnegie; Philip Glass's Etudes at BAM; Xavier Montsalvatge's El gato con botas at Gotham Chamber Opera; Keeril Makan at Miller Theatre; an Anna Clyne première with Orpheus; the Teatro Regio di Torino's concert performance of William Tell at Carnegie; Annie Gosfield with the JACK Quartet at Roulette; William Christie conducting Handel's La Resurrezione at Juilliard; Matmos performing Robert Ashley's Perfect Lives at ISSUE Project Room; Gabriel Kahane's The Ambassador at BAM; and a fabulously grim American Symphony program of Vaughan Williams's Sixth Symphony, Ligeti's Requiem, and Schnittke's Nagasaki.