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Sunday 29 May 2016

10:51PM GMT (8 hours, 55 minutes ago)

Opera North mourns principal bassoon

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. | read article...

1:46PM GMT (18 hours ago)

'Classical' music is dying...and that's the best thing for classical music

Charlie Albright says new approaches to classical music are the route to its revival. | read article...

1:33PM GMT (18 hours, 13 minutes ago)

Do we still need classically trained musicians?

You might be asking that if orchestras and opera companies are in distress, why in the world do we need more classically trained musicians? | read article...

10:46AM GMT (21 hours ago)

Do you Make More Money than Mozart?

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). | read article...

Saturday 28 May 2016

7:32PM GMT (1 day, 12 hours ago)

We still need positive action in classical music, says LA Phil boss

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. | read article...

3:33PM GMT (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra gets $2.9M for music education

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra says it has received a roughly $3 million donation for its music education programs. | read article...

11:20AM GMT (1 day, 20 hours ago)

Shari Ulrich's violins and mandolin stolen

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. | read article...

Friday 27 May 2016

4:57PM GMT (2 days, 14 hours ago)

Leaving the NSO, a veteran clarinetist reflects on the orchestra's ups and downs

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. | read article...

3:19PM GMT (2 days, 16 hours ago)

Tehran Symphony Orchestra gives first performance with new conductor

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. | read article...

Thursday 26 May 2016

4:21PM GMT (3 days, 15 hours ago)

Un compositeur attaque l'Orchestre de la Suisse romande en justice

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... | read article...

Wednesday 25 May 2016

12:21PM GMT (4 days, 19 hours ago)

What Apple Music Pays Artists In 42 Different Countries…

What is Apple Music paying artists? We asked an artist with more than 32,000 streams across 42 countries for the answer. | read article...

12:20PM GMT (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Choirs and boy bands. From trebles to Take That

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. | read article...

1:01AM GMT (5 days, 6 hours ago)

Classical music: Printed programmes are a convention worth keeping

A high proportion of composers do not like writing about their work but listeners find such context invaluable... | read article...

12:09AM GMT (5 days, 7 hours ago)

Pawn shop employees instrumental in returning stolen violin

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. | read article...

Tuesday 24 May 2016

2:44PM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)

BBC Music launches virtual orchestra

Amateur musicians to play Last Night of the Proms... | read article...

12:00PM GMT (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Beethoven: 'Even among his oldest friends, he must be humoured like a wayward child'

From the archive, 23 April 1827: Following the death of Beethoven, the Observer publishes a personal account of the eccentric and prodigiously talented composer... | read article...

10:29AM GMT (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Middletown Symphony to end musical programs

Middletown Symphony Orchestra’s 75th anniversary next year will also mark its grand finale. | read article...

8:47AM GMT (5 days, 22 hours ago)

Opera North's Richard Farnes departs with The Ring

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. | read article...

7:00AM GMT (6 days ago)

Contract that helped bring Bach's St Matthew Passion to the world to be auctioned

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, | read article...

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