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Kaufmann concert fracas goes to the Old Bailey

Kaufmann concert fracas goes to the Old Bailey | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
A row at the Wigmore Hall, of all places, has ended up going to court at the Old Bailey, the Telegraph reports.
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Ennio Morricone to Score Upcoming Quentin Tarantino Movie 'The Hateful Eight'

Ennio Morricone to Score Upcoming Quentin Tarantino Movie 'The Hateful Eight' | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Mr. Morricone, along with director Sergio Leone, helped pioneer the Spaghetti Western genre, having produced such films as; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and My Name is Nobody.

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Facing the music: Lars Vogt - The Guardian

Facing the music: Lars Vogt - The Guardian | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
He loves Bach’s St John Passion, loathes Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies and has a soft spot for Abba – the pianist who performs on the opening night of this year’s Proms tells us about his musical passions...

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▶ Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - BBC Proms 2013 (Stephen Hough : Piano ) - YouTube

Sakari Oramo: Conductors - The BBC Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - BBC Proms 2013 (Stephen Hough : Piano ) Sakari Oramo: co...
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Can Italy's opera houses be saved by crowd-funding? - Telegraph.co.uk

Can Italy's opera houses be saved by crowd-funding? - Telegraph.co.uk | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The country that invented opera has more than 800 theatres lying unused and neglected - now a group of singers is leading the charge to save them

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The complex art of the accompanist - Financial Times

The complex art of the accompanist - Financial Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

“Could we have more atmosphere, please?” asks Roger Vignoles.


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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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Do great singers ever really die?

Do great singers ever really die? | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

There are few singers who are so closely associated with a role. Maybe Nilsson as Brunhilde, Callas as Tosca, or Caruso as Canio. Vickers is in that conversation as Peter Grimes.


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Classical Music magazine - Steve Reich’s Clapping Music app launched | Classical Music

Classical Music magazine - Steve Reich’s Clapping Music app launched | Classical Music | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

A new smartphone app –  available to download free on iTunes from today –  challenges users to learn and play an iconic piece of minimalist music while contributing to academic research.


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Jon Vickers, Opera Star Known for His Raw Power and Intensity, Dies at 88

Jon Vickers, Opera Star Known for His Raw Power and Intensity, Dies at 88 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Mr. Vickers brought a colossal voice to legendary portrayals of Wagner’s Tristan, Verdi’s Otello, Beethoven’s Florestan and Britten’s Peter Grimes.

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Music as stress reliever? Fine, but I like music that makes me stressed!

Music as stress reliever? Fine, but I like music that makes me stressed! | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

New research from the Royal College of Music definitively proves that performing and listening to music relieves stress, but experiencing stress and intensity is a vital part of much classical music.


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Scottish Opera musicians look ahead with McOpera

Scottish Opera musicians look ahead with McOpera | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

Hot on the heels of its recent success in presenting the long-overdue posthumous premiere of Erik Chisholm’s one-act opera Simoon at last month’s Cottier Chamber Project series in Glasgow, Music Co-OPERAtive Scotland (or McOpera, as it has become more familiarly known) has just finalised plans for a new opera initiative that will kick off its new season of projects in September.


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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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