In today’s news: How music influences our body chemistry, and the Cumnock Tryst programme 2017 is announced. Roy Budd’s original version of the Phantom of the Opera. Marina Khorkova receives Berlin-Rheinsberg compositions award, and Axel Kober takes over the Duisburg Philharmonics. The last concert of Julian Wachner at the Washington Chorus.
Forget Lloyd Webber: Roy Budd’s original Phantom of the Opera music is finally unmasked
In the summer of 1993, Roy Budd was about to realise a long-held dream. Budd was a leading jazz pianist, as well as a revered film composer best known for his celebrated work for hit 1960s thriller Get Carter.
Anoushka Shankar: ‘I still get to interact with my father through the music’
From his deathbed, Ravi Shankar composed Sukanya, an opera for his beloved wife. His daughter reveals how a Hindi myth, a British orchestra, and the sitar and shennai have formed a coherent and moving whole.
The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?
Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains.
Classical Music Magazine
Sir James MacMillan announces 2017 Cumnock Tryst programme
Sir James MacMillan has announced the programme for the fourth Cumnock Tryst, which will take place in venues across Cumnock, New Cumnock and Auchinleck and at Dumfries House between 28 September and 1 October 2017.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor ejected from concert hall for carrying his daughter’s violin case
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Rheinsberger Kompositionspreis erneut für russische Komponistin
Die 1981 in Russland geborene Marina Khorkova erhält den diesjährigen Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis.
Schweizer Musikpreis 2017 für Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Das Schweizer Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) zeichnet in diesem Jahr 15 Künstler mit dem Schweizer Musikpreis (Grand Prix Musik) aus.
Axel Kober übernimmt Leitung der Duisburger Philharmoniker
Im Zeichen des Neubeginns steht die Konzertsaison 2017/18 bei den Duisburger Philharmonikern.
The Washington Post
Julian Wachner leads his last concert as music director of Washington Chorus
On Sunday, nearly 10 years later, he led his valedictory performance as the chorus’s music director.
Macron’s Love of Classical and Commitment to Culture
Emmanuel Macron is a lover of classical music and, perhaps more importantly, of the preservation of culture.
The Stanford Daily
Who said classical music was boring?
Recent worldwide hits come from pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic — anything, it seems, but classical. What stereotypes does classical music hold? Is it beautiful, euphonious, relaxing?
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