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Classical music News

Bringing joy to a chaotic classic, an interview with The Bad Plus Special

The Bad Plus found fame with creative cover versions of rock and roll classics like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” With their latest release, however, the trio is tacklingthe work of Igor Stravinsky.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Legendary composer honoured at festival Special

Edmonton - R. Murray Schafer, the composer who coined the word "soundscape" will be on the receiving end of a tribute put together by New Music Edmonton.
Digital Journal Report by Gene Kosowan - 2 comments

Atom Egoyan schools opera audiences on love and fidelity Special

Toronto - Mozart's 1790 opera Cosi fan tutte revolves around a deceptively simple premise of altered identities. Dig deeper, however, and it's a thought-provoking work about relationships and the trust and deceit that color our romantic connections and illusions.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

McDonald's plays classical music to break up drunken fights

A number of McDonald's in Stockport, England, are using classical music to break up drunken fights. The music is from Bach and Brahams.
In the Media by Mike White - 3 comments

Who was George Lloyd?

Penzance - The British composer George Lloyd was born in 1913. His opera "Iernin" has been performed this year for the first time since 1935.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Review: 'Listen to the Birds' is a children's intro to classical music Special

Listen to the Birds: An Introduction to Classical Music by Ana Gerhard with illustrations by Cecilia Varela is a beautiful book about how birds have had an impact on composers like Vivaldi and Mozart.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

Duo Concertante — Sweet music, bright sounds Special

Toronto - Duo Concertante are real-life couple Nancy Dahn and Tim Steeves. Hot off their Carnegie Hall debut in February, their new album (out on Marquis Classics) covers Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano. As they explain, playing together isn't always easy.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Op-Ed: 10 compositions to celebrate 328 years of Johann Sebastian Bach

Eisenach - Legend. Visionary. Romantic. Genius. These are certainly the terms to describe Johann Sebastian Bach, an 18th century German composer and musician (harpsichordist, violinist and violist). Today is his 328th birthday; it's time to remember his music.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

’31 days of Mozart’ — A month-long dedicated channel at King-FM

Seattle - For those who enjoy classical music, and in particular the creation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is good to know that Seattle’s King FM Online offers throughout January a channel exclusively dedicated to the music of the famous Austrian composer.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 2 comments

Photo Essay: The neoclassical Schermerhorn Symphony Center Special

Nashville - The Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN is as well known for its distinctive architecture, grand chandeliers and amazing acoustics, as it is for the wonderful music.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 1 comment
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Classical music and talents: Cheers for Junior Orchestra during the sixth edition of French Music Festival

Vitali, Faurè, Bach, Mozart, Mascagni, Debussy, Bizet and Holst. Historical and famous musical pieces of these...
May 11, 2013 by Marco Chinicò

Pianist Frank Lévy talks about music, career

Frank Lévy has an international career as a pianist, chamber musician, and soloist. He received his bachelor’s,...
May 11, 2011 by Terence Yung - 2 comments
 

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