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Classical CDs Weekly: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Hilliard Ensemble - The Arts Desk

Classical CDs Weekly: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Hilliard Ensemble - The Arts Desk | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Classical CDs Weekly: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Hilliard Ensemble The Arts Desk Marsh writes that his main aim was “to keep Dante's words clear at all times, and thus you will find in this contemporary music many devices usually encountered in music...
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Solving classical music in the 21st Century | Lelio

Solving classical music in the 21st Century | Lelio | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
In my last post I discussed the disheartening decline in classical sales over the last couple of decades. From representing 11% of the recorded music market back in 1990, classical has dropped to just 3% today.
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Music Messaging App Stereotypes Is Shutting Down

Music Messaging App Stereotypes Is Shutting Down | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
New York based startup Stereotype.fm is shutting down after just 18 months. Last February,  the company launched a music messaging app, letting users send music as a message, a reminder, a gift or a hug.
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Symphony guide: Schubert's Unfinished

Symphony guide: Schubert's Unfinished | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Only two movements were completed, but Schubert's eighth symphony stands as one of the greatest, and strangest, of the genre, writes Tom Service When Schubert began writing his symphony in B minor in the autumn of 1822, the 25-year-old Viennese...
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This is

The symphony

That Schubert wrote but never

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10 classical music pieces everyone needs to know [video]

10 classical music pieces everyone needs to know [video] | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you read the phrase "classical music"? Boring? The Mozart Effect? What about exciting? Emotional? Griping? Whatever your personal opinion of classical music is, it's still...
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Not a bad list, actually.

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Indian classical music is difficult: Stenhammar quartet - Times of India

Indian classical music is difficult: Stenhammar quartet - Times of India | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Times of India
Indian classical music is difficult: Stenhammar quartet
Times of India
With the violin also being an integral part of Indian classical music, we quiz the quartet if they find similarities between the styles of playing.
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Want to buy a classical CD? Don't go to New York!

Want to buy a classical CD? Don't go to New York! | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The joys of browsing and sampling CDs in a specialist store shop are increasingly hard to come by, and almost impossible if you're a New Yorker. What a shame.
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170K People Are Using Auto-Shazam… - Digital Music News

170K People Are Using Auto-Shazam… - Digital Music News | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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170K People Are Using Auto-Shazam…
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Remember auto-shazam? The feature that identifies every song playing… all the time. Well, Shazam has revealed some stats about the feature to Music Ally.
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Apps, rather than streaming music, may be responsible for 'peak iTunes' – analyst - 9 to 5 Mac

Apps, rather than streaming music, may be responsible for 'peak iTunes' – analyst - 9 to 5 Mac | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
The Periscope Post Apps, rather than streaming music, may be responsible for 'peak iTunes' – analyst 9 to 5 Mac We noted at the end of last year that iTunes music downloads appeared to be on the decline for the first time, a shift that was...
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IRMA KOLASSI, Athènes 28-5-1918 - Paris 27-3-2012 DUPARC-Phidylé - YouTube

Hommage à une des plus grandes cantatrices du 20e siècle, spécialiste de la mélodie française et de la musique de son époque où sa diction parfaite et la cla...

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Hommage... Elle m'a tout appris.

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▶ Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 96 "American" 4th movement - YouTube

▶ Dvorak: String Quartet Op. 96 "American" 4th movement - YouTube | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Zemlinsky Quartet plays Dvorak´s String Quartet in F Major op. 96. Thank You Mr. Dvorak ...
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Sparky!

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Stop the press - the Queen doesn't like dissonant music

Stop the press - the Queen doesn't like dissonant music | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Master of the Queen's Music Sir Peter Maxwell Davies reveals that our monarch doesn't enjoy dissonance. Truth to tell she's never shown much interest in any kind of music
An old lady in her late 80s doesn't like dissonant music.
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The 20 worst classical album covers ever

The 20 worst classical album covers ever | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Cringe-worthy, bizarre, creative and, above all, hilarious. Worth it for Simon Rattle's braces alone. (Me mué... RT @classicfm: We think this might just be the worst ever classical album cover...
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Very good indeed. Yes, they are that bad.

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New app makes classical karaoke a thing of the past - Limelight Magazine

New app makes classical karaoke a thing of the past Limelight Magazine The app has been tested by musicians from well-regarded companies, including some from the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as well as staff and students...
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Maxim Vengerov – review

Maxim Vengerov – review | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Barbican, London
The Russian-born violinist's entire programme breathed distinction, from the rich main course to the delightful sweetmeats
Recitalists usually leave their encores until the end of the concert.
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Classical music renamed film music

Classical music renamed film music | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
ALL classical music including Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart is to be reclassified as film music.
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What the actual h...oh, ok. A good example of satire coming much too close to reality for comfort.

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‘Jailbreaking’ Apple opens up payday potential

‘Jailbreaking’ Apple opens up payday potential | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Hackers have long cracked Apple software to open it for unapproved uses, but it’s becoming big business.
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Classical music improves children's social skills

Classical music improves children's social skills | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Being exposed to classical music Improves listening and concentrating, self-discipline and social skills in children, a study says (Yet another argument for a world filled with classical music for our children: http://t.co/8QG5lQXHaP...
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Aurender X100L and X100S Digital Music Servers - Stereophile Magazine

Aurender X100L and X100S Digital Music Servers - Stereophile Magazine | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Aurender X100L and X100S Digital Music Servers
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Korean manufacturer Aurender was on hand to debut the new X100L and X100S digital music players.
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Music streaming up by a third in US and UK - Limelight Magazine

ShowBiz411.com Music streaming up by a third in US and UK Limelight Magazine Paul Nemeth, owner of Fish Fine Music, Sydney's only remaining independent classical music retail outlet was relatively sanguine pointing out that classical music...
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Spotify brings free music streaming to iOS apps - GigaOM

Spotify brings free music streaming to iOS apps - GigaOM | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
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Spotify brings free music streaming to iOS apps
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Spotify released an update to its iOS apps on Wednesday, bringing free music streaming to mobile users without a monthly subscription.
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Alvernia to host Kilar recordings - Screen International

Alvernia to host Kilar recordings - Screen International | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Alvernia to host Kilar recordings
Screen International
Poland's Alvernia Studios is to host recordings of the final compositions of the late pianist and composer Wojciech Kilar.
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Classical Ear's Top Recordings of 2013

Classical Ear's Top Recordings of 2013 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
With the holidays behind us, we're pleased to announce Classical Ear's top recordings of 2013: a baker's dozen as well as our Editor-in-Chief's Recording of the Year. Drum roll, please! Here we go,...
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Here's to a great year of recordings, and more to come in 2014!

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Faust/Marsalis: The art of learning

Faust/Marsalis: The art of learning | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Arts education gives students skills to create, adapt and take risks in the future.
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The CD Is Dying, and Everyone's Going Back to Vinyl - Slate Magazine (blog)

The CD Is Dying, and Everyone's Going Back to Vinyl - Slate Magazine (blog) | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) The CD Is Dying, and Everyone's Going Back to Vinyl Slate Magazine (blog) As digital music has migrated from compact discs onto hard drives—and, increasingly, the cloud—collectors interested in a physical copy of their...
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"Dying"? "Everyone" going back to vinyl? I'm not convinced.

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