Classical music

  1. Hewitt Takes Classical Artist of the Year Award

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Classic FM Gramophone Awards took place Sept. 28. Angela Hewitt, the Canadian pianist signed to independent classical music label Hyperion, nabbed the Artist of the Year award at this year’s Classic FM Gramophone Awards yesterday (Sept. 28). Hewit ...

  2. Composer Malcolm Arnold Dies After Illness

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Malcolm Arnold, the British composer who won an Oscar for the musical score to the film "The Bridge on the River Kwai," has died after a brief illness. Malcolm Arnold, the British composer who won an Oscar for the musical score to the fi ...

  3. Four Dozen Orchestras Sign Landmark Agreement

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will make recording performances much easier. The tide seems to be turning for nearly fifty North American orchestras, most of whom have effectively been shut off from recording for years. Last night (Aug. 3), the American Federation of Musicians, ...

  4. Boosey & Hawkes To Offer Jazz

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Publisher to rep new Corea, Benoit works. Music publisher Boosey & Hawkes, known for its extensive classical music catalog, is expanding the range of its offerings to include catalogs from the world of jazz. Boosey & Hawkes will represent ...

  5. Classical Brit Double For Domingo

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary tenor Placido Domingo played a large part in two victories at the seventh annual Classical Brit Awards, held Thursday (May 5) at London's Royal Albert Hall. Legendary tenor Placido Domingo played large part in two victories at the s ...

  6. Classical Brit Noms For Jenkins, Benedetti, Terfel

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With two nominations each, Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, his compatriot baritone Bryn Terfel and teenage Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti are the frontrunners heading into the seventh annual Classic With two nominations each, Welsh composer Karl ...

  7. Warner Classics Goes Digital

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Classics is launching a bespoke online music service. Warner Classics is launching a bespoke online music service. Due to go live from April 10, the store at Warner Classics' Web site will offer hundreds of Warner Classics' albums ...

  8. Universal Readies Classical Digital Exclusives

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST First titles will be available at Apple's iTunes. Looking to take advantage of the growing taste for digital downloads among classical music fans, Universal Classics is rolling out a new series of primarily digital-only live recordings of maj ...

  9. BMG Music Pub Acquires German Catalogs

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Includes key classical works. BMG Music Publishing has acquired two German classical music catalogs, Rob. Forberg Musikverlag and Mannheimer Musikverlag. Forberg and Mannheimer are the long-term publishers of key classical works by legendary Russi ...

  10. EMI, Naxos Settle Suit

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal resolves issues over classical recordings. EMI and its Capitol label settled their U.S. copyright infringement lawsuit against Naxos of America. The deal resolves issues over classical recordings that fell into the public domain in the United ...

  11. ARIA Celebrates Fine Arts

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oz awards for classical, jazz and world music. The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's "Sanctuary" album (ABC Classics/Universal) nabbed the Best Classical Album at the second ARIA Fine Arts Awards, held Oct. 11 at the Sydney's ...

  12. Classical Score

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters takes on the big issues of life in a genre new to him: an opera, set during the French Revolution. The result, "Ca Ira," arrives in stores Sept. 27 from Columbia/Sony BMG Masterworks. Rea Roger Waters takes on the big issues ...

  13. Classical Score

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The indefatigably adventurous cellist Yo-Yo Ma leads the Top Classical Albums chart with the release of his latest culture-crossing album, "Silk Road Project: Beyond the Horizon." Read Anastasia Tsiou The indefatigably adventurous cellis ...

  14. U.K. Court Recognizes Copyright In Print Adaptations

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recognizing copyrights in adaptations expressed in print editions, the Court of Appeal in London May 19 upheld a lower court decision in favor of composer/editor Lionel Sawkins. LONDON -- Recognizing copyrights in adaptations expressed in print ed ...

  15. Hyperion Loses Copyright Appeal

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sawkins judgment 'will affect all classical companies. British classical label Hyperion Records has lost its defence of the copyright case brought against it by composer Dr Lionel Sawkins. Sawkins, of Beckenham, England, is known for his adap ...

  16. Sony BMG Combines Classical Assets

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has created a new classical music division, Sony BMG Masterworks. The new division will combine the assets of the former BMG Classics and Sony Classical, including imprin Sony BMG Music Entertainment has created a new ...

  17. Classical Score

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT So Percussion readies its sophomore set, which was influenced by Steve Reich's "Drumming." Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. So Percussion readies its sophomore set, which was influenced by Steve Reich's "Drumming.&qu ...

  18. Classical Score

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Emerson String Quartet uses technology to help take on Mendelssohn's Octet. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. The Emerson String Quartet uses technology to help take on Mendelssohn's Octet. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. ...

  19. Classical Score

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Kronos Quartet exhibits composer/pianist Franghiz Ali-Zadeh's multicultural zest in its latest release, "Mugam Sayagi." Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. The Kronos Quartet exhibits composer/pianist Franghiz Ali-Zadeh' ...

  20. Spanish Soprano De Los Angeles Dies

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legendary Spanish opera singer Victoria de los Angeles died Saturday (Jan. 15) in Barcelona aged 81. The soprano had been admitted to hospital on New Year's Eve with a bronchial infection. Renowned as Legendary Spanish opera singer Victoria d ...

  21. Kronos Quartet

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Kronos Quartet is in top form here, and this exciting release should catapult Ali-Zadeh's name to the forefront of contemporary music. The Kronos Quartet is in top form here, and this exciting release should catapult Ali-Zadeh's name ...

  22. U.K. Court Upholds Ruling On Addinsell Copyrights

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST British music publisher Novello & Co. Ltd. has lost its challenge to a High Court ruling that the company does not own the U.K. copyrights to 44 works of the late British composer Richard Addinsel LONDON -- British music publisher Novello ...

  23. Classical Score

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony offer Mahler's Second Symphony on an SFS Media CD. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony offer Mahler's Second Symphony on an SFS ...

  24. Met Names Gelb As GM

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The New York Metropolitan Opera, one of the world's leading opera companies, has chosen Peter Gelb to succeed Joseph Volpe as GM. The New York Metropolitan Opera, one of the world's leading opera companies, has chosen Peter Gelb to succe ...

  25. Classical Score

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new live recording captures William Bolcom's homage to William Blake. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. A new live recording captures William Bolcom's homage to William Blake. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. News William Bl ...

  26. Opera Star Robert Merrill Dies

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera baritone who felt equally comfortable on opening night at the Metropolitan Opera House or opening day at Yankee Stadium, has died. He was 85. Merrill died Sa Acclaimed singer Robert Merrill, the opera bar ...

  27. Classical Score

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Gramophone Awards honor Rene Jacobs' take on "The Marriage of Figaro" as record of the year. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. The Gramophone Awards honor Rene Jacobs' take on "The Marriage of Figaro" as reco ...

  28. Mundi's 'Figaro' Tops Gramophone Honors

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro," conducted by Rene Jacobs and released by French indie label Harmonia Mundi, was named record of the year at the Gramophone Awards, which annually honor classic Mozart's opera "The M ...

  29. Elton John Among Kennedy Center Honorees

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three of the six recipients of this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts are musicians. The honors, to be presented at a Dec. 5 gala at the Kennedy Center's Opera Hous Three of the six recipients of this ...

  30. Classical Score

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A look at five of this fall's most compelling titles, including sets from Reneé Fleming and Itzhak Perlman. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. A look at five of this fall's most compelling titles, including sets from Reneé F ...

  31. Six Named To Gramophone Shortlist

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gramophone Magazine has named the six finalists for its 2004 award for record of the year. In a continuing effort to boost the profile of the prize, six U.K. celebrities from outside the music world h Gramophone Magazine has named the six finalist ...

  32. Composer Wins British Court Case Against Hyperion

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A composer who claimed that four of his arrangements were released on CD without his approval and without naming him as the author last week won a High Court claim for damages. LONDON -- A composer who claimed that four of his arrangements were re ...

  33. Classical Score

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han keep busy with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Music@Menlo. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han keep busy with the Chamber Music Society of Lincol ...

  34. British Conductor/Violinist Iona Brown Dies

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Found acclaim with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Noted conductor/violinist Iona Brown died June 5 of cancer in her hometown of Salisbury, England. She was 63. Originally named Elizabeth Iona Brown, she was born to a musical family: father A ...

  35. Classical Score

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michael Tilson Thomas educates younger generations about classical music with a new PBS show, "Keeping Score: MTT on Music." Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Michael Tilson Thomas educates younger generations about classical music ...

  36. Director of Honolulu Symphony Quitting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Samuel Wong, who helped bring some of classical music's biggest stars to Hawaii, is stepping down as musical director of the Honolulu Symphony after the 2004-05 classical season. Samuel Wong, who helped bring some of classical music's bi ...

  37. Equity Music Group Adds Wagner

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ted Wagner, who has almost two decades of radio promotion experience, has joined the Equity Music Group promotion team. He will be responsible for the Southwest region, reporting to Rick Baumgartner, Ted Wagner, who has almost two decades of radio ...

  38. Bryn Terfel Tops Classical Brits

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Baritone takes two major honors. With two awards, Bryn Terfel was the big winner at the fifth annual Classical Brit Awards, held tonight (26) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Welsh bass baritone won both categories in which he was nominated ...

  39. House Panel Seeks Clarity On ClearPlay

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislators losing patience with Hollywood battle. Legislators losing patience with Hollywood battle. News ...

  40. Classical Score

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Susan Graham changes her mind about singing Charles Ives' music as she records an all-Ives recording for the 50th anniversary of Ives' death. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Susan Graham changes her mind about singing Charles Ives ...

  41. Hyperion Records Embroiled In Copyright Row

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A British composer, who claims four of his arrangements were released on CD without his approval and without his being recognized as the author, has launched a High Court battle for up to £50,000 ($8 LONDON--A British composer, who claims four of ...

  42. Court Rules On Addinsell Works

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The High Court has ruled that Keith Prowse Music Publishing Co. owns the U.K. copyrights to 44 of the late British composer Richard Addinsell's works. LONDON--The High Court has ruled that Keith Prowse Music Publishing Co., administered by EM ...

  43. Emerson Quartet Will Share Fisher Prize

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music benefactor Avery Fisher didn't take quartets into consideration when he established the prestigious classical music prize in his name in 1974. Music benefactor Avery Fisher didn't take quartets into consideration when he establishe ...

  44. War Over 'Warsaw Concerto'

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The London High Court is expected to rule on who owns the U.K. copyrights to 44 musical works by the late British composer Richard Addinsell. LONDON--The London High Court is expected to rule on who owns the U.K. copyrights to 44 musical works by ...

  45. Sony Classical Signs Vanessa-Mae

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Classical crossover violinist Vanessa-Mae has signed an exclusive worldwide recording deal with Sony Classical. The 26-year-old is currently working on an album inspired by worldwide dance rhythms, pr Classical crossover violinist Vanessa-Mae has ...

  46. Classical Score

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian finds a home on the ECM label, with help from violist Kim Kashkashian. Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian finds a home on the ECM label, with help from violist Kim Kashkashian. News Tigran Mansurian , Kim Kashkas ...

  47. Sony U.K. Eyes George Michael 'Duets' Set

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Label mulling follow-up to "Patience." Label mulling follow-up to "Patience." News ...

  48. Bach Archive To Put Manuscripts Online

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Johann Sebastian Bach Archive in Leipzig, Germany, will restore and digitalize original scores by the composer, with the idea of giving people access to the works via the Internet, officials said The Johann Sebastian Bach Archive in Leipzig, G ...

  49. Barenboim To Quit Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Conductor Daniel Barenboim yesterday (Feb. 19) revealed that he will step down as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) after his current deal ends at the conclusion of the 2005-06 se Conductor Daniel Barenboim yesterday (Feb. 19) ...

  50. ASCAP Taps Shore For Lifetime Honor

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Composer to receive Henry Mancini Award. Composer to receive Henry Mancini Award. News Henry Mancini ...

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