The latest news for classical music professionals.
Sunday 29 May 2016
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This week’s Ring cycle in Leeds this week will be dedicated to the memory of Sebastian New, who died in the past few days, aged 57.
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Charlie Albright says new approaches to classical music are the route to its revival.
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You might be asking that if orchestras and opera companies are in distress, why in the world do we need more classically trained musicians?
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Last month we explored what the annual salary of some of history’s most famous scientists would be if they were being paid today. As it was so much fun we decided to revisit the topic, but instead took a look at some of the most iconic composers from Europe (and one from America).
Saturday 28 May 2016
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President and Chief Executive Officer (David C. Bohnett Presidential Chair) of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deborah Borda, reveals the need for conscious effort and action around diversity at the top of orchestral music.
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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra says it has received a roughly $3 million donation for its music education programs.
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Straight.comShari Ulrich's violins and mandolin stolenStraight.comIn a Facebook post, Shari Ulrich revealed that two violins, a mandolin, and a Blue DaVinci Oslo bike were stolen.
Friday 27 May 2016
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Loren Kitt, 74, has been the principal clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra since 1970. In the middle of this season, he quietly left the orchestra and retired to his home in Maine. He will be honored at the NSO performance on June 9. Earlier this year, he talked about his 45 years of service.
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The Tehran Symphony Orchestra performs its first concert with new conductor Shahrdad Rohani at Vahdat Hall on Wednesday night after the Vienna-based Iranian maestro Ali Rahbari resigned from the orchestra earlier in April.
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Thursday 26 May 2016
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Plusieurs projets de résidence et de commandes n’ayant pas abouti, le compositeur Richard Dubugnon se tourne vers la justice contre la direction de l'OSR. La présidente de la fondation se défend...
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Wednesday 25 May 2016
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What is Apple Music paying artists? We asked an artist with more than 32,000 streams across 42 countries for the answer.
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REALITY television shows such as The X Factor may have forged the likes of One Direction and JLS, but it is from choirs that the next generation of male heartthrobs will emerge. Die Prinzen, one of Germany’s most popular pop bands, consists of former pupils in the St Thomas Choir of Leipzig.
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A high proportion of composers do not like writing about their work but listeners find such context invaluable...
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A professional-quality handmade violin stolen from a musician with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra during the weekend is back in the hands of its owner after it was sold to a pawn shop, which recognized the item as having been stolen.
Tuesday 24 May 2016
2:44PM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)
Amateur musicians to play Last Night of the Proms...
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From the archive, 23 April 1827: Following the death of Beethoven, the Observer publishes a personal account of the eccentric and prodigiously talented composer...
10:29AM GMT (5 days, 21 hours ago)
Middletown Symphony Orchestra’s 75th anniversary next year will also mark its grand finale.
8:47AM GMT (5 days, 22 hours ago)
After 12 years at the musical helm of the company, he is moving on, but not before he leads the orchestra through four operas and 15 hours of some of what he calls the most "physical" music on offer.
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When JS Bach died in 1750, his music was virtually forgotten. Only a few of his compositions were published in his lifetime. His music survived in handwritten copies prepared by himself and his pupils, and as a result many works were lost,
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