Film scores should be treated as “serious” classical music, with modern composers doing a similar job as Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Puccini, a director of the Royal Albert Hall argues.
The uncompromising composer talks about how his popular success means he is still an outsider, and how the 1989 Liverpool football tragedy made him feel personally guilty.
Classic FM presenter and singer Aled Jones and soprano Joyce DiDonato have both been honoured with a fellowship by the Royal Academy of Music.
The film composer legend and Classic BRIT Award-winner Hans Zimmer has announced two London concerts to take place in October.
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The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Welsh National Opera are among 99 of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations whose entire 2015-18 funding award will originate from the National Lottery.
The New York Times
Behind the scenes of the huge logistical undertaking that is the New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Parks series.
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Americans used streaming platforms to listen to 70.3 billion songs in the first half of 2014, as CD sales and downloads declined.
For many people, enjoying music results in noticeable physical reactions – sweaty palms or a shiver down the spine. Music can cause the release of dopamine in your body, which provides a feeling of immense pleasure and reward.
Vor 300 Jahren wurde Christoph Willibald Gluck geboren. Er war der folgenreichste Opernstar des 18. Jahrhunderts, doch heute gilt der Komponist vorwiegend als historische Größe. Das sollte nicht sein.
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Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer in the 1961 film version of West Side Story
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