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Monday 10 March 2014
10:52AM GMT (1 hour, 49 minutes ago)
Sunday 9 March 2014
3:03PM GMT (21 hours, 38 minutes ago)
Teenage saxophonist Alexander Bone has won the first jazz prize to be awarded as part of the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition. The 17-year-old from Darlington beat two other saxophone players, a trumpeter and a double bassist in the final ...
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Friday 7 March 2014
7:04PM GMT (2 days, 17 hours ago)
Marion Thorpe, who has died aged 87, might well have preferred a discreetly musical existence, notably as a prime mover in establishing the Leeds International Piano Competition.
12:06PM GMT (3 days ago)
However, the 50-year-old from Hiroshima Prefecture flatly denied composer Takashi Niigaki's claim that he is not deaf, saying he is preparing to sue Niigaki for defamation and will meet a lawyer next week.
9:57AM GMT (3 days, 2 hours ago)
Finding someone to go with me to the Cleveland Orchestra, winner of eight Grammy Awards in its historic 96-year existence, was tougher than I imagined it would be.
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Thursday 6 March 2014
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Wednesday 5 March 2014
9:57PM GMT (4 days, 14 hours ago)
In 1962, a young unknown tenor appeared in the now famous filmed Act 2 of Zeffirelli's production of Tosca at Covent Garden, starring Maria Callas as Tosca and Tito Gobbi as Scarpia. That tenor was Renato Cioni, who has sadly died in his home town ...
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
2:30PM GMT (5 days, 22 hours ago)
World-class orchestras can be accurately identified by silent video footage of performances, but not through sound recordings, a UCL study has found.
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