1. Beethoven: The Complete Violin Sonatas/ A Life With Beethoven

    October 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Anne-Sophie Mutter is the modern classical record company's dream artist; not only is the 39-year-old German violinist a musician of near peerless virtuosity and unimpeachable integrity, but she is al Anne-Sophie Mutter is the modern classical record company's dream artist; not only…

  2. Rattle Makes Smooth Transition To Berlin Philharmonic

    October 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. During the past several weeks, one of the most highly anticipated events in the classical music world of the 21st century has been unfolding in the heart of Europe, as iconoclastic British conductor Sir Simon Rattle has taken charge of his new…

  3. CHART BEAT BONUS

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Chart-based stories on Kenny Gamble, Faith Hill, and Herbert Groenemeyer. TAKING A GAMBLE: Kenny Gamble had his first songwriting credit on Billboard's Hot 100 the week of Nov. 21, 1964, when a soulful slice of Philadelphia pop called "The 81" by Candy & the Kisses debuted…

  4. This Day in Music

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>Bob Herbert, who formed the Spice Girls and teen group Five, dies in a car accident in London. He is 57. 1999 - Bob Herbert, who formed the Spice Girls and teen group Five, dies in a car accident in London. He is 57. 1995 - Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia…

  5. R.E.M. 'Reveals' Free Remixes

    May 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. has posted 10 remixes of songs from its latest Warner Bros. album, "Reveal," in MP3 form on its official Web site. R.E.M. has posted 10 remixes of songs from its latest Warner Bros. album, "Reveal," in MP3 form on its official Web site , welcoming fans to download…

  6. Pavarotti Unable To Go On In NYC

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The opera must go on -- but not with Luciano Pavarotti. With all the cliffhanger suspense usually associated with another kind of opera -- the soaps -- the beloved tenor kept his fans guessing until t The opera must go on -- but not with Luciano Pavarotti. With all the cliffhanger suspense…

  7. Un Chico Malo

    December 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Salsero Charlie Cruz's latest is a collection of hard-hitting, feel-good salsa punctuated by an edgy street sense that takes the music out of the ordinary. Salsero Charlie Cruz's latest is a collection of hard-hitting, feel-good salsa punctuated by an edgy street sense that takes…

  8. SCHUMANN: Complete Symphonies North German Radio Symphony Orchestra/Christoph Eschenbach

    September 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The four symphonies of Robert Schumann (1810-1856) have endured more than their fair share of criticism, neglect, and mishandling over the years, particularly compared with the hallowed treatment acco The four symphonies of Robert Schumann (1810-1856) have endured more than their fair share…

  9. Texas' Toadies Utter Final Croak

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Just five months after the release of its second Interscope album, "Hell Below/Stars Above," Ft. Worth, Texas-based rock act the Toadies has split. Singer/guitarist Todd Lewis confirmed the split to t Just five months after the release of its second Interscope album, "Hell…

  10. Every Song I Write Is for You

    July 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT While sad songs are an integral part of the country music canon, this record contains some of the saddest ever. While sad songs are an integral part of the country music canon, this record contains some of the saddest ever. Watson is a strong, authoritative vocalist and a sturdy songwriter,…

  11. Bjork Paints From New Palette

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Unlike the extroverted aural landscapes of much of Bjork's past recordings, which have variously embraced dancefloor beats, big-band overtures, and avant-garde gestures -- "Vespertine" is decidedly in Icelandic singer/songwriter Bjork is sitting in the middle of her sparsely…

  12. The Anglo Files

    April 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Agent Sumo, Matthew Herbert, Compost, Air, Mark B & Blade Agent Sumo Set to Dominate Agent Sumo -- Martin Cole and Steven Halliday -- are the latest dance act to emerge from the prolific area of South London that spawned fellow Virgin signings Mutiny and Basement Jaxx (XL…

  13. Marty Ehrlich, bass clarinet; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus/Paul Herbert

    April 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT David Lang's The Passing Measures is a signal piece of latter-day minimalism, in that it recalls the painterly soundscapes of Morton Feldman more than it does the more recent, motoric Romanticism of P David Lang's The Passing Measures is a signal piece of latter-day minimalism, in…

  14. Composer Corigliano Picks Up Prized Pulitzer

    April 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Corigliano won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music yesterday (April 16) for his "Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra." The winning piece was a rearrangement of a string quartet he wrote in 1995. The John Corigliano won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in music yesterday (April 16) for his …

  15. Hot Product

    March 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Previewing new music from 112, Lionel Richie, Old 97's, Toadies, Jon B, Sherrie Austin, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Third Time's A Charm In contrast to its past two Bad Boy/Arista albums, 112's "Part III" was mostly written and produced by the R&B foursome. …

  16. Billboard Bits: Gospel HOF, Cnt'l Drifters, and more

    February 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Gospel Hall Of Fame, Della Reese, Winans, Continental Drifters, Peter Holsapple, New York Underground Film Festival The Winans and Della Reese lead a list of 18 acts to be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame. The Hall's class of 2001 will be celebrated Oct. 27 at the…

  17. Son By Four, Marc Anthony Lead Latin Award FinalistsI

    February 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST Newcomers Son By Four and veteran salsero/balladeer Marc Anthony go head-to-head in seven categories in the eighth annual Billboard Latin Music Awards, set for April 26 at the Jackie Gleason Theater o Newcomers Son By Four and veteran salsero/balladeer Marc Anthony go head-to-head in seven…

  18. Toadies Went To 'Hell' And Back For New Album4

    January 31, 2001 12:00 AM EST Texas-based modern rock act the Toadies has set a March 20 release date for its sophomore Interscope album "Hell Below/Stars Above." The release marks the group's first album since 1994's &q Texas-based modern rock act the Toadies has set a March 20 release date for…

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