BBC News Wales
Horizons new music talent search launched by BBC Wales
A search for new musical talent with the promise of recording sessions and BBC airtime has been launched.
Wake County schools to discuss new music partnership, technology and Read To Achieve
A new partnership with the music industry, the status of implementing the state’s Read To Achieve law and the district’s technology plan are scheduled to be on the agenda for the meeting of the Wake County school board’s student achievement committee.
The Vancouver Sun
Classical music is changing with the times
It used to be that a Jascha Heifetz or a Fritz Kreisler was known just for performing; today it seems the engaged artist has so many more different responsibilities and roles. When, and why, did it become necessary for an artist to consider these different demands?
Classical music alive and well, Leon Botstein tells UAB music students; will conduct Alabama Symphony on Thursday
Birmingham, Alabama – Contrary to predictions of its early demise, classical music is not dead, or even dying.
Apple pushes labels for iTunes exclusives
Apple has begun pressuring the major record companies to offer new releases exclusively through its iTunes store – a move that would initially block availability on streaming services such as Spotify or Beats Music, according to several people familiar with the matter.
Ray Still, legendary CSO oboist and teacher remembered
Ray Still was famous for being the best of the best, one of the finest and longest-tenured orchestral oboe players of all time. He played oboe in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for an astonishing 40 years, 39 of them as principal oboe. He served with distinction under four CSO music directors, from Fritz Reiner to Daniel Barenboim, until his retirement in 1993.
Detroit Free Press
Jazz artist Marcus Belgrave reunited with stolen trumpet, doesn’t have to pay pawnshop
Marcus Belgrave’s custom-made trumpet, which was stolen from the trunk of his car on Friday night in Eastern Market in Detroit, was recovered at Zeidman’s pawnshop, a few blocks east of the market area. The trumpeter picked up the horn at the downtown police station this afternoon, blowing a few choruses of “Oh Happy Day” for the assembled media as his wife, Joan, sang along.
Jazz-Legende Thielemans beendet Karriere
Der belgische Jazz-Musiker Jean-Baptiste „Toots“ Thielemans beendet seine Karriere.
(Written on March 13, 2014 )