1. Youssou N’Dour & Kaija Saariaho Feted With Sweden's 2013 Polar Music Prize

    May 07, 2013 6:30 AM EDT Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho are the 2013 recipients of Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize. The Prize was created and funded in 1989 by Stig Andersson, the late manager of ABBA (sometimes called ABBA's fifth member) and the founder of two…

  2. Love Parade Memorial Draws Hundreds of Mourners in Germany

    August 02, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Hundreds of mourners attended an emotional memorial service in the German town of Duisburg this weekend for victims of the Love Parade festival. German President Christian Wulff and Chancellor Angela Merkel were among the dignitaries who attended the memorial service, held at Salvator Church…

  3. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano; Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt

    May 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Simon Rattle's new EMI set of Beethoven's Symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic has garnered much press, but some attention should be reserved for this collection of Beethoven's Piano Concertos. Simon Rattle's new EMI set of Beethoven's Symphonies with the Vienna…

  4. Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

    May 11, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The 31-year-old Joseph Haydn, newly engaged as vice Kapellmeister by the Austro-Hungarian house of Esterházy (which would employ him for much of his life), was given the compositional task of f The 31-year-old Joseph Haydn, newly engaged as vice Kapellmeister by the Austro-Hungarian house of…