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Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, the composer who finds beauty in absurdity

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, the composer who finds beauty in absurdity | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
With car horns, clashing instruments and frantic rushes of sound, the Danish composer's works provoke as much mirth as wonder. Is that his intention?
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Fish Listen to Music, Prefer Bach : DNews

Fish Listen to Music, Prefer Bach  : DNews | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Goldfish are no dummies when it comes to music, and they can distinguish between two well-known composers.
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An extraordinary winner at the RCM's 2014 Chappell Medal competition

An extraordinary winner at the RCM's 2014 Chappell Medal competition | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
I was lucky enough to spend yesterday adjudicating the Chappell Medal - the Royal College of Music's top award for pianists.
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KCRW Acquires Santa Barbara's Classical Music Radio Station KDB - Santa Monica Mirror

KCRW Acquires Santa Barbara's Classical Music Radio Station KDB - Santa Monica Mirror | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
KCRW Acquires Santa Barbara's Classical Music Radio Station KDB
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The acquisition of KDB, a classical music and arts radio station based in Santa Barbara, forged a relationship between KCRW and the Santa Barbara Foundation.
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Classical music at the Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Classic FM

Classical music at the Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Classic FM | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Classical music at the Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony
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Classical music at the Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony. 23rd February 2014, 17:57.
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Head of Twitter Music on What the Lyor Cohen 300 Deal Really Means (Updated)

Head of Twitter Music on What the Lyor Cohen 300 Deal Really Means (Updated) | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Updated: This post has been updated to correct a number of inaccuracies in the transcript.

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Preserving Russia's classical music through the violin - WTHR

Preserving Russia's classical music through the violin - WTHR | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Preserving Russia's classical music through the violin
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When we planned our trip to the Olympic host country, photographer Steve Rhodes and I wanted to do a story on Russian classical music.
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Digital Notes: Music Apps Gain Revenue, VEVO Grows Views, Frank & Oak ... - Billboard

Digital Notes: Music Apps Gain Revenue, VEVO Grows Views, Frank & Oak ... - Billboard | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Digital Notes: Music Apps Gain Revenue, VEVO Grows Views, Frank & Oak ...
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Music Apps Rock On -- While digital track sales may have fallen 5.7% last year, revenue generated by music apps grew 77% in 2013.
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App for journalists: Audio Memos, for recording interviews - Journalism.co.uk (blog)

App for journalists: Audio Memos, for recording interviews - Journalism.co.uk (blog) | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Journalism.co.uk (blog) App for journalists: Audio Memos, for recording interviews Journalism.co.uk (blog) As well as the usual features you would expect from an app like this, such as the ability to record, play back and share audio, it has a few...
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A Haunting, Sepulchral Note, and Then a Swirl of Hyperactivity - New York Times

A Haunting, Sepulchral Note, and Then a Swirl of Hyperactivity - New York Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
A Haunting, Sepulchral Note, and Then a Swirl of Hyperactivity
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Music|Music Review. A Haunting, Sepulchral Note, and Then a Swirl of Hyperactivity. Christian Zacharias Bridges the Classical and Romantic.
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Classical music star Dudamel targeted by opposition critics in #Venezuela http://t.co/7V5X7u1EgH via @Reuters @danieljwallis
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Can Women Save Classical Music? - Huffington Post

Can Women Save Classical Music? - Huffington Post | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Can Women Save Classical Music?
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NEW YORK -- The velveted lobby of Weill Recital Hall smelled like an old folks' home.
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Apple launches iTunes Radio in Australia - iPhone Hacks

Apple launches iTunes Radio in Australia - iPhone Hacks | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Apple today announced iTunes Radio is now available to music fans in Australia. iTunes Radio is a free Internet radio service featuring over 100 stations and an incredible catalog of music from the iTunes Store, combined ...
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Spotify, other streaming services still look like raw deals for artists

Spotify, other streaming services still look like raw deals for artists | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
We all love music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora but how good are they for the artists who make our favorite music?
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Leonard Slatkin: How African Americans changed classical music - Detroit Free Press

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Leonard Slatkin: How African Americans changed classical music
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I have been working on a new chapter of a book about the challenges faced by the classical music industry.
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Exploring the Works of Black Classical Music Composers - WFPL

Exploring the Works of Black Classical Music Composers - WFPL | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Exploring the Works of Black Classical Music Composers
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Classical music can be easily generalized as a white, European art form. But the last 150 years proves that it's an art that is more diverse and nuanced.
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Homeless young instrumentalist, composer, singer finds optimism in music - Denver Post

Homeless young instrumentalist, composer, singer finds optimism in music - Denver Post | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Homeless young instrumentalist, composer, singer finds optimism in music
Denver Post
And Dominic writes music — primarily indie rock and classical arias — for a nonet he formed with eight classmates.
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A young, brilliant composer should not be homeless. No one should. What a world, eh?

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CD Album Sales Fall Behind Album Downloads, Is 2014 The Year Digital Takes Over?

CD Album Sales Fall Behind Album Downloads, Is 2014 The Year Digital Takes Over? | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

For the third time this year -- and only the fourth time ever -- the year-to-date total sales of digital albums have exceeded those of CDs.


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La révolution est en marche

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Slowly but surely, the amount of albums sold via download will surpass the amount of albums sold in the form of CDs. This article shows exact percentages of the sales of both for the past 5 years, including the sale of Vinyls LPs. What year do you think digital downloads will take over the entire year? From billboard.com, a highly reliable source of entertainment information.
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▶ Bach - Concerto for 4 Pianos BWV 1065 (Argerich, Kissin, Levine, Pletnev), Verbier, July 22, 2002 - YouTube

▶ Bach - Concerto for 4 Pianos BWV 1065 (Argerich, Kissin, Levine, Pletnev), Verbier, July 22, 2002 - YouTube | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Johann Sebastian Bach's Concerto for 4 pianos (harpsichords) and strings in A minor (after Antonio Vivaldi's concerto for 4 violins in B minor, L'estro Armon...
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KCRW buys classical music station in Santa Barbara, will add staff - LA Observed

KCRW buys classical music station in Santa Barbara, will add staff - LA Observed | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
KCRW buys classical music station in Santa Barbara, will add staff
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I'm not sure I fully understand this, but the basic facts are that KCRW is acquiring KDB, a longtime Santa Barbara classical music station at 93.7 FM.
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And The Winner Is… Best Music On-Demand Streaming Service - Cult of Mac

And The Winner Is… Best Music On-Demand Streaming Service - Cult of Mac | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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And The Winner Is… Best Music On-Demand Streaming Service
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Furthermore, even if you're not a mobile or tablet user, the desktop app is still available to listen to as much music as you like for free.
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The Kennedy Center and Pro Musica Hebraica Present: An Evening of Jewish Music and Poetry: Evgeny Kissin - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Kennedy Center and Pro Musica Hebraica Present: An Evening of Jewish Music and Poetry: Evgeny Kissin - The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
In a co-production of the Kennedy Center and Pro Musica Hebraica, Evgeny Kissin, a pianist of depth, lyricism, and power, presents an entirely unique and deeply personal program featuring music and poetry of East European Jewry.
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Better listening with these entertainment apps - Newsday

Better listening with these entertainment apps - Newsday | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Better listening with these entertainment apps
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This new player in the music app arena has audiophile roots: The company, founded by rapper Dr.
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Recent reviews round-up 12 February 2014

Recent reviews round-up 12 February 2014 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Some “Guilty Pleasures” first, the latest release from Renée Fleming on Decca and much enjoyed by Ruth Piatkus: “Here is a wide-ranging sequence of songs and arias in eight languages, varying in ge...
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How Google plans to strike a major blow against Android fragmentation

How Google plans to strike a major blow against Android fragmentation | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
In addition to making sure that its latest Android OS version can run on devices with as little as 512MB of RAM and forcing Samsung to dial down its Android customizations, Google is apparently taking additional steps that may help it reduce OS...
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