In today’s classical news The Telegraph features an interview with Nico Muhly and Iestyn Davies, Chausson’s opera has languished in the shadows for over a century and The Large Hadron Collider has ‘composed’ a piece of music which sounds like Philip Glass. The Record asks why classical music is so hard to enjoy on streaming services, the Governors Ball hits its stride, the Montreal International Musical Competition announces the three prize-winners of its 2015 Voice edition and Sir Roger Norrington is interviewed by concerti. Furthermore, 25 year old composer Matthew Aucoin is compared to Mozart, Wagner and Leonard Bernstein and Bryce Dessner invents a new instrument.
‘We didn’t want to make a sad gay oratorio’
A new musical monologue attempts to get inside the mind of Alan Turing. Sinclair McKay meets its composer, Nico Muhly, and its star, Iestyn Davies
Chausson’s operatic rarity Le Roi Arthus deserves clarity not banality
Chausson’s opera has languished in the shadows for over a century. Graham Vick’s new production in Paris does little to makes its case
The Large Hadron Collider has ‘composed’ this piece of music, and it sounds a lot like Philip Glass
Data from science’s mammoth atom-smashing machine has been transformed into a piece of music. And it’s full of triads.
Why Can’t Streaming Services Get Classical Music Right?
Why is classical music so hard to enjoy on streaming services? In one word, it’s metadata.
South Korea Sweeps Prizes in Montreal
Following ten days of intense high-level competition, the Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC) announced the three prize-winners of its 2015 Voice edition.
„Der Dirigent muss nur die Regeln kennen“
Klanggestalter und individueller Interpret? Sir Roger Norrington hält nichts von solchen Allüren am Pult: Der Mann mit dem Taktstock habe vor allem für Freude und Selbstvertrauen im Orchester zu sorgen
Hindemith-Preis 2015 geht an David Philip Hefti
Den Hindemith-Preis des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals erhält in diesem Jahr der Schweizer Komponist David Philip Hefti.
The New York Times
Governors Ball, Now in Its Fifth Season, Hits Its Stride
When Big Boi was touring as a solo act in 2011, he played a brand-new festival on Governors Island in New York Harbor. “The sound was banging — the crowd was bananas,” he reminisces. Most fondly, he recalls he had to take a ferry to get ther
A 25-Year-Old Opera Composer Who Does It All
Matthew Aucoin is being compared to Mozart, Wagner and Leonard Bernstein. He’s worked with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Bryce Dessner invents new instrument for Sō Percussion
It’s one thing to compose music for performance, and it’s another thing to compose music that requires an entirely new instrument.
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