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Classical Beat: Good things are happening in Latin America - Press Herald

Classical Beat: Good things are happening in Latin America - Press Herald | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Classical Beat: Good things are happening in Latin America
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El Sistema is an immensely successful initiative that trains children from the ghetto in classical music, giving them a free education along the way.
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Manon; James MacMillan Viola Concerto – review

Manon; James MacMillan Viola Concerto – review | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Royal Opera House; Royal Festival Hall, London
A soft-shoe shuffle is the least of Manon's worries.
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Claudio Abbado, an Italian Conductor With a Global Reach, Is Dead at 80

Claudio Abbado, an Italian Conductor With a Global Reach, Is Dead at 80 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Mr. Abbado led some of the world’s most revered musical institutions, including La Scala, the Vienna State Opera and the Berlin Philharmonic. (RIP Claudio Abbado. If you've listened to much classical music, you've no doubt heard his great recordings.
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Abbado's Orchestra Mozart: is it all over?

Abbado's Orchestra Mozart: is it all over? | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
After only 10 seasons of concerts, the Orchestra Mozart is shutting down operations. I hope not for good...
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Apple’s imminent attack on mobile payments comes into focus

Apple’s imminent attack on mobile payments comes into focus | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
A new Apple patent application reveals that the company is interested in secure wireless “iWallet” payments based on various wireless technologies including Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), Wi-Fi and near field communication (NFC), Patently Apple reports.
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What Are Those Crazy Sounds In The New Classical Music? And How Does ... - The Awl

What Are Those Crazy Sounds In The New Classical Music? And How Does ... - The Awl | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
What Are Those Crazy Sounds In The New Classical Music? And How Does ...
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My friend Christopher Trapani is a composer of classical music. Apparently he is quite a good one, having won the Julius F.
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The notational tricks are particularly interesting, if you read music at all.

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Opera and Classical Music Listings for Jan. 17-23 - New York Times

Opera and Classical Music Listings for Jan. 17-23 - New York Times | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Opera and Classical Music Listings for Jan. 17-23
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Full reviews of recent classical performances: nytimes.com/classical. A searchable guide to these and other performances is at nytimes.com/events.
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▶ Schumann, Piano Quintet, Argerich & Maisky, Mv.1 - YouTube

▶ Schumann, Piano Quintet, Argerich & Maisky, Mv.1 - YouTube | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
1st Movemnet, Schumann, Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op.44, Piano: Martha Argerich, Cello: Mischa Maisky, 1st Violin: Tomoko Kato, 2nd Violin:Takashi Shimi...
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After 40 years, Kronos Quartet still blazing trails in classical music - Detroit Free Press

After 40 years, Kronos Quartet still blazing trails in classical music Detroit Free Press The Kronos Quartet has been around for so long, and so many of its achievements have been absorbed into the DNA of classical music, that it's easy to overlook...
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Live review: Jewish Baroque Music from Amsterdam (Sydney Festival) - Limelight Magazine

Live review: Jewish Baroque Music from Amsterdam (Sydney Festival)
Limelight Magazine
If you're a sucker for a site-specific classical musical event (and I confess that I most certainly am) then this one would definitely have been for you.
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Review: Henze: Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings ...

The essential guide to a post-War German original.Classical Music.
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Metallica To Appear With Classical Pianist at 2014 Grammys

Metallica To Appear With Classical Pianist at 2014 Grammys | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Metallica will take a break from recording its new album to appear with classical music pianist Lang Lang at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on January 26. It is unknown what song or songs they will perform together.
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How music saved the Isserlis family | The Jewish Chronicle

How music saved the Isserlis family | The Jewish Chronicle | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
My late father, George Isserlis, was born into war. Making his entry into this world in 1917 in Odessa was perhaps not the best-judged timing; but he was a survivor, dying only a few weeks short of his 95th birthday.
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Classical music: The shameful neglect of American orchestral music - Dallas Morning News

Classical music: The shameful neglect of American orchestral music - Dallas Morning News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Dallas Morning News Classical music: The shameful neglect of American orchestral music Dallas Morning News Apart from the Barber Violin Concerto, only a few lighter pieces cling to the edges, more often on pops or light-classics programs: Ives'...
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Apptronica magazine – issue 2 available now

Apptronica magazine – issue 2 available now | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
I posted a news item a few weeks ago about the launch of the Apptronica magazine. The magazine is the brainchild of Clif Johnston and is the first dedicated electronic magazine devoted to making music under iOS.
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Anne-Sophie Mutter: Thankful for what she's got (for now…) - Limelight Magazine

Anne-Sophie Mutter: Thankful for what she's got (for now…) Limelight Magazine A passionate advocate for contemporary classical music, Limelight caught up with her in Austria preparing for her latest premiere and found her cool, calm, collected and...
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Radio's Answer to Spotify? Less Variety - Wall Street Journal

Radio's Answer to Spotify? Less Variety - Wall Street Journal | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Radio's Answer to Spotify? Less Variety
Wall Street Journal
Synth-pop band Capital Cities has plenty of songs on its debut album that it wants to promote as singles—if only radio programmers would allow it.
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Also Do Not Like. How can we turn radio producers on to the idea of turning listeners on to new music?

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6 Things I Learned Submitting My Music For A Grammy

6 Things I Learned Submitting My Music For A Grammy | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
By Musician and Marketing Consultant Solveig Whittle (@shadesofsolveig).
Sometime in the summer of 2013, I decided to join The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), AKA The Academy®.
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Classical music strips off to make most of its assets - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription) Classical music strips off to make most of its assets The Times (subscription) Classical music is increasingly borrowing the tactics of the pop music industry by presenting its artists in a sexualised way, a leading soprano...
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Recent reviews round-up 16 January 2014

A new year and a new month of reviews on Classical Ear – and where better to begin than with Markus Becker's terrific Hyperion CD containing the three piano sonatas by Paul Hindemith (who died 50 y...
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Our biweekly sampler of reviews from the Classical Ear app.

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JBL turns tweets into music for campaign leading up to the Grammys

JBL turns tweets into music for campaign leading up to the Grammys | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
JBL, an electronics manufacturer, has created a digital experience which transforms user tweets into music. The campaign was developed by... (JBL has created a digital experience which transforms user tweets into music.
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Composing without benefit of the human brain or ear, apparently.

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MPBN hires new classical music host - Press Herald

MPBN hires new classical music host - Press Herald | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
MPBN hires new classical music host
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The Maine Public Broadcasting Network has hired a replacement for departed classical music host Suzanne Nance.
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Minn. Orchestra And Union Musicians End Bitter Lockout

Minn. Orchestra And Union Musicians End Bitter Lockout | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The musicians were locked out on Oct. 1, 2012, after refusing to accept deep salary cuts. (“@nprnews: Minn.
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Thank goodness they worked it out.

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Kaufmann wins Limelight Recording of the Year 2013 - Classical ...

Limelight's critics select the year's top 40 classical releases – and pick a winner!Classical Music.
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Where are all the new operettas?

Where are all the new operettas? | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
There aren't many around. But over in Munich, our friend Alexander Krampe has arranged the music of Ernst Fischer (1900-1975) for a new production, Charley's Aunt, at the Munich Kammeroper - and it looks like they've got a hit on their hands.
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