‘I listen to Messiaen’s work over and over – and once stole from him. But only one bar’
Speech given by Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, at the BBC Arts launch at New Broadcasting House on Tuesday 25 March 2014
After years of defying Western trends, the drop is causing a big dent in global music sales
The New York Times
A Stradivari viola, possibly the most expensive musical instrument in the world, will go on sale this spring with an asking price of $45 million
A recent gift of 720 rare classical music scores with a total value of $1.3 million and including first editions or printings of music by Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Haydn, Britten, Rossini, Verdi, Debussy, Gershwin and many more have been donated to the University of Washington Music Library.
Wer wird Nachfolger von Simon Rattle an der Spitze der Berliner Philharmoniker? Dritter Teil des Kandidatenchecks: Der Kanadier Yannick Nézet-Séguin gilt als wichtiger Außenseiter-Favorit.
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