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Xian Zhang, conductor: A Woman to Settle All Scores

Xian Zhang, conductor: A Woman to Settle All Scores | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

"The woman who wants to do this must be a lot better than the males doing the same kind of job, really to be very, very good, to be able to compete and survive. In a way, that’s really not fair. We’re doing the same thing, but we must give more and be better prepared to be accepted. That makes it harder, more intimidating, and there are already very few women who are doing this."


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How The iPhone 6 May Be The Start Of Apple's 'Back To Music' Strategy

How The iPhone 6 May Be The Start Of Apple's 'Back To Music' Strategy | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
With the launch of its new iPhones just round the corner Apple could be forgiven for feeling rather more positive about its smartphone outlook than it has for a while. The sheen has worn off its nu...
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▶ Beethoven: Symfonie nr. 2 - Live Concert - Frans Brüggen - Radio Kamer Filharmonie - YouTube

Ga voor onze wekelijkse gratis download naar http://www.hetzondagochtendconcert.nl Visit our homepage for a free weekly download: http://www.hetzondagochtend...
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Why watching classical music through Google Glass is a waste of time - Telegraph.co.uk

Why watching classical music through Google Glass is a waste of time - Telegraph.co.uk | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Why watching classical music through Google Glass is a waste of time
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They take the process of democratising classical music and opera and push it one stage further.
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Teach the digital generation to listen, says Laura Mvula

Teach the digital generation to listen, says Laura Mvula | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Children should be given lessons in listening to music, according to singer-songwriter Laura Mvula, to combat a culture in which young people have lost the ability to concentrate on a piece of work.
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Carlo Bergonzi, 90, an Operatic Tenor of Subtlety and Emotional Acuity, Dies - New York Times

Carlo Bergonzi, 90, an Operatic Tenor of Subtlety and Emotional Acuity, Dies - New York Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Carlo Bergonzi, 90, an Operatic Tenor of Subtlety and Emotional Acuity, Dies
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“It was immediately apparent that there was something wrong,” The Guardian, the British newspaper, wrote shortly afterward.
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App lets musicians practice with a virtual orchestra - Boston Herald

App lets musicians practice with a virtual orchestra - Boston Herald | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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App lets musicians practice with a virtual orchestra
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Many people learning to play an instrument practice by themselves and eventually give up out of sheer boredom.
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We used to call this Music Minus One. It came on...vinyl. 

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Voting Now Open for Van Cliburn Amateur Piano Video Contest! [Deadline, August 15]

Voting Now Open for Van Cliburn Amateur Piano Video Contest! [Deadline, August 15] | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

The Cliburn Amateur Piano Video Contest has opened voting for the 40 entrants in this year’s video competition to get access to the seventh Cliburn Amateur Competition in summer of 2016. Online voting will be open now through August 15 for the contest. Criteria includes amateur classical pianists age 35 who do not solely rely on their music as income but rather tickle the ivories for fun.


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Get music on to and off of your iPhone without using iTunes - Macworld UK

Get music on to and off of your iPhone without using iTunes - Macworld UK | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Get music on to and off of your iPhone without using iTunes
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Content you've bought in the Music app on your device or in iTunes on your Mac can be accessed when you're online.
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Edinburgh festival director ends programme with work of his own

Edinburgh festival director ends programme with work of his own | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Sandakan Threnody, inspired by second world war Borneo death camps and composed by Jonathan Mills, will be played by the Scottish Symphony OrchestraAfter eight years in charge of the Edinburgh international festival, the composer Jonathan Mills has...
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Rhapsody Acquires Exfm, Appoints New Executive… - Digital Music News

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In May of this year, Exfm officially shut down for the second time, closing their apps, web service, extensions, and API.
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Interview with Dean of the Juilliard School, Ara Guzelimian

Interview with Dean of the Juilliard School, Ara Guzelimian | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

Born in Cairo, Ara Guzelimian is the current dean and provost of The Juilliard School. An alumnus of UCLA, he was senior director and artistic advisor at Carnegie Hall and the Ojai Festival, and has contributed pieces to The New York Times, Musical America, and Opera News. This week at the Music@Menlo festival in Atherton, California, Guzelimian discusses the impact and effects of World War II on musical life (8/7) and the extraordinary character of the late pianist and Holocaust survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer (8/8). Below is a transcript of our recent conversation with Dean Ara Guzelimian.


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Symphony guide: Beethoven's Third ('Eroica')

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The story of the dedication of Beethovens Third is the stuff of symphonic legend.
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Forget Spotify: Here are five alternative music streaming apps that work in India - Tech2

Forget Spotify: Here are five alternative music streaming apps that work in India - Tech2 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
“Tech2Forget Spotify: Here are five alternative music streaming apps that work in IndiaTech2Gaana is a great place for listening to Hindi and English music with a simple interface.”
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Recent reviews round-up 14 August 2014 | Classical Ear

Recent reviews round-up 14 August 2014 | Classical Ear | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Landing page for the Classical Ear app. The app delivers a new classical CD review - along with sound clips, CD info, cover art and links to purchase - to your iPhone every day.
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William Bolcom to premiere 'Millennium' at Grant Park Music Festival - Chicago Sun-Times

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William Bolcom to premiere 'Millennium' at Grant Park Music Festival
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Bolcom is especially known for his ability to comfortably mix elements of classical and popular music, drawing from such styles as jazz and ragtime.
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NMC secures new funding as new chairman takes post - Classical Music

NMC secures new funding as new chairman takes post - Classical Music | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Classical Music NMC secures new funding as new chairman takes post Classical Music Contemporary classical music record label NMC has secured a new tranche of trust funding which will go some way towards covering the termination of its Holst...
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Composers At War: Gustav Holst - capradio.org

Composers At War: Gustav Holst - capradio.org | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
It is a peculiar coincidence that Gustav Holst completed the first sketch of Mars, the Bringer of War—his most bellicose piece of music—just before WWI began.
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Tweet from @ClassicalEar

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Happy birthday @yewbarrow...Slainte! http://t.co/kAdJ96r1aq
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An Industry Insider Explains Why Streaming Music's Already Profitable

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By Thomas McAlevey, CEO of Radical.FM. This article was originally published on Radical.FM's blog.
Just how bright is the future of the music industry really?
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Symphony guide: Vaughan Williams's A Pastoral Symphony

Symphony guide: Vaughan Williams's A Pastoral Symphony | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The word “pastoral” disguises the true intentions of Vaughan Williams’s third symphony, which confronted the horrors of the first world war

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New York's Metropolitan Opera lives to sing another day

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New independent expert brought in to help General Manager Peter Gelb and the unions reach agreement The aftermath of the Metropolitan Operas fractious negotiations last week was that the opera world didnt quite stop turning, Valhalla didnt quite...
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Kirill Gerstein: the classical pianist with jazz in his blood - Telegraph.co.uk

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Kirill Gerstein: the classical pianist with jazz in his blood
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Jazz and classical music: two very different worlds, divided by a chasm.
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BBC's 6 Music hits right note on digital as Radio 3 struggles to stay tuned in - The Guardian

BBC's 6 Music hits right note on digital as Radio 3 struggles to stay tuned in - The Guardian | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The Guardian BBC's 6 Music hits right note on digital as Radio 3 struggles to stay tuned in The Guardian Although neither station would see the other as a competitor, it's notable that this is the first time that a BBC digital upstart has surpassed...
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Tweet from @StevenIsserlis

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Menahem Pressler's first trio performance since the Beaux Arts - a special experience for @JoshuaBellMusic and me http://t.co/E7EPtyGGqN
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Ian Rogers To Helm Beats Music and iTunes Radio

Ian Rogers To Helm Beats Music and iTunes Radio | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
“Beats Music boss Ian Rogers will add iTunes Radio to his management portfolio, according to multiple reports. Rogers will report to Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services.”
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