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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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Edward Greenfield: a word of appreciation - Susan Tomes

Edward Greenfield: a word of appreciation - Susan Tomes | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Sad news that Edward Greenfield has died. He was senior music critic of The Guardian for many years, and a longstanding contributor to Gramophone magazine.
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Dead Classical Lives! - Relix

Dead Classical Lives! - Relix | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
To many people the words “Dead” and “Classical” are opposites, but in reality, they are quite related. It was a Brahms symphony that inspired Phil Lesh to become a musician. He played...
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Mark Simpson: death in D flat major - The Guardian

Mark Simpson: death in D flat major - The Guardian | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
He is a visceral and wildly idealistic composer – but even Simpson was surprised by the scale of his new work about the afterlife, premiered at the Manchester international festival on 4 July
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The Tchaikovsky competition: time to correct an historic anomaly

The Tchaikovsky competition: time to correct an historic anomaly | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Research by pianist Kirill Gerstein has revealed that the standardly performed version of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto differs substantially from what the composer actually wrote.
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Classical musicians sing employment blues - USA TODAY

Classical musicians sing employment blues - USA TODAY | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Landing a job as a professional musician has always been fiercely competitive and hugely difficult, even in the best of times in the industry.
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An introduction to the booming world of Latin American digital arts

An introduction to the booming world of Latin American digital arts | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Latin America might have found itself on the dark side of the "digital divide" over the last 20 years or so, but this hasn’t impeded the development of digital arts there.

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Unearthed In A Library, 'Voodoo' Opera Rises Again

Unearthed In A Library, 'Voodoo' Opera Rises Again | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo has not been performed since 1928. A Columbia University researcher rediscovered the score, and now the Harlem Opera Theater hosts two performances.
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Ten black composers whose works deserve to be heard more often

Ten black composers whose works deserve to be heard more often | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The newly formed Chineke orchestra aim to include a work by a composer of ethnicity in each of their concert programmes. John Lewis looks at some of the neglected writers whose music might finally get an airing
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Gunther Schuller: music's man about town

Gunther Schuller: music's man about town | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Schuller must be remembered for making the jazz and classical music worlds work in tandem, says Ivan Hewett
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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World review – exceptional technique and instinctive musicality shine through in a strong final

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World review – exceptional technique and instinctive musicality shine through in a strong final | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Singers from Mongolia, Ukraine, the US and South Korea competed in the final round of this biennial competition, but Belarus soprano Nadine Koutcher was a worthy winner
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James Horner, Oscar-winning Titanic composer, dies in plane crash aged 61

James Horner, Oscar-winning Titanic composer, dies in plane crash aged 61 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Prolific film composer who also scored Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, Braveheart and Apollo 13, died in his own single-engine plane in Southern California

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▶ © Carl Nielsen-Violinkoncert-Nikolaj Znaider-DRSO-Osmo Vänskä - YouTube

I. Tempo giusto -- Lento, ma non troppo -- Tempo I II. Humoreske. Allegretto -- Allegro -- Tempo I III. Proposta seria. Adagio IV. Thema mit Variationen. All...
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Gunther Schuller, Pulitzer-winning jazz and classical musician, dies aged 89

Gunther Schuller, Pulitzer-winning jazz and classical musician, dies aged 89 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Horn player, educator and composer was leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music
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John Luther Adams: a force of nature

John Luther Adams: a force of nature | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The US composer writes music about the sea, the wind, and the landscapes they, and we, inhabit: ‘It’s a way of making us more present in the world.’ “I’m one of the last Romantics”, composer John Luther Adams tells me through jetlag-protecting...
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Edward Greenfield obituary

Edward Greenfield obituary | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Classical music critic at the Guardian for almost 30 years, who sought to ‘appreciate’ rather than let nitpicking spoil enjoyment
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The other Prokofiev

The other Prokofiev | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
I had a lovely interview a few weeks ago with Gabriel Prokofiev: composer, grandson of Sergei, founder of Nonclassical and composer of a Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra which is now on the new secondary school Ten Pieces list compiled as a...
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Britten-Pears Orchestra/Knussen review – brilliant Britten and a poignant tribute to Schuller

Britten-Pears Orchestra/Knussen review – brilliant Britten and a poignant tribute to Schuller | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Oliver Knussen gave a persuasive reading of Britten’s only ballet music
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Stars Shine at Janine Jansen's International Chamber Music Festival 2015

Stars Shine at Janine Jansen's International Chamber Music Festival 2015 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

Janine Jansen's 5 day June fest in Utrecht (NL) boasts no less than 46 events including several musical marathons, a complete children's program and repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to the improvised. Visitors can even indulge in a musical Tour de Bike that offers performances throughout the city or enter a mobile concert hall dedicated to young talent.


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▶ Mahler - Symphony No 1 in D major - Kubelik - YouTube

Gustav Mahler Symphony No 1 in D major 'Titan' 1 Langsam, schleppend 2 Kräftig bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell 3 Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen 4 St...
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Sarah Willis: Why the Berlin Philharmonic chose Kirill Petrenko | DW.COM | 26.06.2015

Sarah Willis: Why the Berlin Philharmonic chose Kirill Petrenko | DW.COM | 26.06.2015 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
In a secret election, the members of the Berlin Philharmonic elected Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko to lead them when Sir Simon Rattle ends his contract in 2018. Sarah Willis, star horn player and presenter of DW's "Sarah's Music," explains what makes Kirill the right choice, and why she's looking Forward to working with him.

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Walter Weller obituary

Walter Weller obituary | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Conductor who performed with orchestras in Liverpool, Glasgow and London as well as in his native ViennaThe Austrian conductor and violinist Walter Weller, who has died aged 75, spent much of his career with orchestras in Britain.
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In choosing Petrenko, the Berlin players are putting the music first

In choosing Petrenko, the Berlin players are putting the music first | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
His symphonic repertoire is small, and his media experience even smaller, but Kirill Petrenko is a bold and an inspired choice for music director of the Berlin Philharmonic
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A concert app for engaging, building audiences

A concert app for engaging, building audiences | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Before the start of a typical orchestra concert these days, you can count on an announcement reminding everyone to turn off all electronic devices. Such announcements might soon include exceptions for concert-goers who download a developed-in-Baltimore app to their hand-held devices.

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Breakthroughs in Bournemouth: how the BSO is providing relief for people with dementia

Breakthroughs in Bournemouth: how the BSO is providing relief for people with dementia | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
A new initiative launched by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth University is providing support to people living with dementia and their carers – with moving results
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Orchestras unify online to release classical music recordings

Orchestras unify online to release classical music recordings | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
With the quick pace of change in the music industry challenging some performers and their audiences to find each other, five leading orchestras combined efforts this week to begin offering recent live recordings on Google Play Music.

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