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Monday 30 March 2015

6:58AM GMT (11 hours, 31 minutes ago)

Violinist roamed hotel halls naked, attacked woman

Staffers at the boutique Hudson Hotel at Columbus Circle were first alerted to the bizarre antics of Stefan Arzberger after guests reported seeing a man roaming around naked early Friday, the sources said.

nypost.com | read article...

Sunday 29 March 2015

1:18PM GMT (1 day, 5 hours ago)

Lincoln musician's goose bone flute appeal success - BBC News

A "medieval" musician who appealed for a goose bones to make a unique flute has said he has had a great response. Mr Garrod said he was sent entire goose wings, which he had to boil down, as well as being offered help from professional bone carvers. One man sent him three whole goose wings, which he had to "butcher, separate and boil for hours...It pleased my wife immensely to have goose wings boiling in the kitchen," he said...

bbc.co.uk | read article...

5:34PM GMT (1 day ago)

Peter Katin obituary

Pianist who brought poetic sensibility to the works of Chopin...

theguardian.com | read article...

5:28PM GMT (1 day, 1 hour ago)

Theatre director fired over Wagner opera that offended Russian Orthodox church

Russia’s culture minister sacks Siberian theatre director after Russian Orthodox church, allied to President Vladimir Putin, attacks modern staging of Tannhauser...

theguardian.com | read article...

Saturday 28 March 2015

7:46PM GMT (1 day, 21 hours ago)

To draw fresh crowds, symphony offers modern take on classical music

The musicians are members of the same orchestra that performs on the main stage of Davies Symphony Hall, where they've honed their skills playing classical symphonies. But in this venue, there are multiple stages…

pbs.org | read article...

6:03AM GMT (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Omaha Symphony blends classic music with today's technology

So what of the “something new”? It sat atop the piano in the form of a tablet computer. Shelley used it to follow the full orchestral score; he could be seen swiping it with an index finger to turn an electronic page. Expect to see more concert pianists using tablets on stage as time goes by.

omaha.com | read article...

Friday 27 March 2015

3:10PM GMT (3 days, 2 hours ago)

Dudamel Extends Contract With Los Angeles Philharmonic - New York Times

And it appears to make it less likely that Mr. Dudamel will get one of the most sought-after jobs in classical music: chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic.

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com | read article...

11:56AM GMT (3 days, 5 hours ago)

Musikmesse 2015: Gewinner des Deutschen Musikinstrumentenpreises stehen fest

Erstmals Instrument aus Kohlefaser unter den Preisträgern - carbon fiber violin among the winners...

messefrankfurt.com | read article...

Thursday 26 March 2015

9:57AM GMT (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Saving Gaza's only grand piano

reviving the only concert piano in a territory of 1.8m people...

bbc.co.uk | read article...

2:29PM GMT (4 days, 3 hours ago)

Maria Radner, my beloved friend

Fellow singer Karen Cargill remembers a colleague – lost in the Germanwings disaster...

theguardian.com | read article...

Wednesday 25 March 2015

8:24AM GMT (5 days, 9 hours ago)

Germanwings plane crash: two opera singers confirmed among dead

Singers Oleg Bryjak and Maria Radner, who had performed in Richard Wagner’s Siegfried at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, died in crash in southern Alps...

theguardian.com | read article...

Tuesday 24 March 2015

7:55PM GMT (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Is Pandora's Licensing Deal With Classical Label Naxos Unfair to Professional Artists?

Members of the American Federation of Musicians continue to be deeply concerned about greed and profiteering in the music industry, at the expense of those who create music. Professional musicians deserve to be treated better.

billboard.com | read article...

3:22PM GMT (6 days, 2 hours ago)

Dallas Opera names guest concertmaster/conductor - Dallas Morning News

Peter Manning, a prominent British violinist who also conducts, will serve as guest concertmaster and guest conductor for the Dallas Opera's 2015-2016 season.

artsblog.dallasnews.com | read article...

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