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In today’s news: Spotify shares jump to record high, Rosemary Johnson and other leading figures from the classical world are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, Schott Music and MPI Music Production International are to publish a new Academic Edition of the Complete Works of Tchaikovsky, the 1ooth anniversary of librettist Arrigo Boito, and Spotify algorithms decide what is the best music for you.

Shares in the company scaled a new high on Friday afternoon, jumping as much as 4 per cent to a record high of $172.76. The reason for the sudden jump was not immediately clear, but it came as Recode reported that Spotify has started licensing songs directly from artists and their managers.

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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Simon Keenlyside, and Classic FM’s Composer in Residence Debbie Wiseman recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Leading figures from the classical world have been honoured alongside actor Emma Thompson – who’s made a Dame – and author Kazuo Ishiguro, who is given a Knighthood.


New cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers

The Sixteen has announced the new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers, and the appointment of Royal Academy of Music student Harry Bradford as conducting scholar for 2018-19.

Schott Music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The Project of a Century

Work on the Academic Edition of the Complete Works by P.I. Tchaikovsky has now begun. Comprising about 120 volumes, this edition will be a big undertaking. The first volumes will be published in 2018.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Als hätte man eine zehnte Beethoven-Symphonie entdeckt

Ein verloren geglaubtes Album von John Coltrane ist aufgetaucht. Es ist musikalische Höchstleistung und spirituelle Ekstase in einem.

Neue Musikzeitung

Das «Ruhrepos»-Projekt – Brechts nie realisierte Industrie-Oper

Vor gut 90 Jahren bestellte die Stadt Essen bei Bertolt Brecht und Kurt Weill eine Industrie-Oper.


100. Todestag von Arrigo Boito

Legendärer Librettist celebrates 100th anniversary.

El País

Tengo una ‘playlist’ para usted

Los algoritmos de Spotify deciden cuál es la mejor música para ti


The aural magic of Stanford’s Laptop orchestra

Ten days before the big concert, the members of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra are performing technology triage.


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

(Written on June 11, 2018 )

One hundred years ago today John Cage was born: the American composer whose centenary is being celebrated this year with a wealth of concerts, festivals and events around the world.

John Cage’s iconoclastic overthrow of the expectations within classical music is demonstrated by a lifetime of compositions that question the meaning of ‘music’. Thanks to Cage, the twentieth century saw an explosion of innovative performances including amplified cactuses, crumpled paper and pianos filled with nuts and bolts. His provocative and inspiring works hold an incredible potential for discussion and imagination- something explored in the documentary ‘John Cage: Journeys in Sound’ that is to be released by Accentus Music later in September.

The documentary pays tribute to the legendary composer, presenting rare and enlightening archival footage, concert excerpts and interviews with close friends such as Christian Wolff and Don Gillespie.

Shooting from many special locations prominent in his life including his former home of Stony Point, New York as well as Leipzig, the unique footage shows unique episodes, such as pianist Steffen Schleiermacher buying screws to prepare a piano for one of Cage’s compositions and looks behind the scenes at Cage’s publishers.

Accentus Music are at the top of the classical music DVD industry, having not only won an International Classical Music Award, but also 2012 BBC Music Magazine award for ‘Best DVD’.

For more information on the production please click here.


(Written on September 5, 2012 )