Author Archive | David Vernier

Everest Returns; Verdi Revived on 75 CDs

Serious collectors will want to take note of two press releases we recently received, the first from Countdown Media, the second from Decca: “Countdown Media, a subsidiary of BMG Rights Management plans to reissue all early classical music recordings of the American “Everest Records” label from the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Everest catalog […]

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50 Shades of Tallis

50 Shades of Grey leads The Tallis Scholars’ recording of Spem in alium to climb the charts The Tallis Scholars’ recording of Tallis’ magnificent 40-part motet Spem in alium is this week at number 7 in the official UK Classical Singles Chart. Tallis’s Spem in alium is featured in the controversial literary sensation 50 Shades of Grey by […]

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New York Philharmonic Weekly Radio Schedule, August 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2012 NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF WEEKLY RADIO BROADCASTS, THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC THIS WEEK, AUGUST 2012 Broadcast Highlights to Include the Opening Concert from the Philharmonic’s2012 Residency at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Best of CONTACT! Weekly Radio Broadcast Series Is Produced by the New York […]

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Young People’s Chorus of NYC to Represent North America

June 27, 2012…At the invitation of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), 43 members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, under its artistic director/founder Francisco J. Núñez, will represent the North American continent at the World Choral Summit in Beijing from July 15 to 18. YPC is one of six international […]

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“Beethoven for All” This Summer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Decca Presents “Beethoven for All” This Summer and Fall with Conductor-Pianist Daniel Barenboim – a Major Series of Recordings That Feature the Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos and Piano Sonatas June 19 Brings a 5-CD Set of Symphonies Nos. 1-9 with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Individual Releases of Each Symphony Mastered Especially […]

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First Friar To Sign Major Record Deal

London. 22 May 2012.  Young Franciscan Friar from Assisi signs to Universal Music Decca Records/Universal Music announces the global signing of Franciscan Friar, Alessandro Brustenghi, from the original friary founded by Saint Francis of Assisi: the Porziuncola in Assisi. Alessandro is the first Friar in the history of music to land a major record deal. Senior […]

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Midori Receives Honorary Doctorate

On Monday, 21 May 2012, in recognition of her accomplishments as musician, educator, and community engagement activist, violinist Midori was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree (Mus.D.) by Yale University. Since 1702, Yale has conferred honorary degrees in order to recognize individuals of extraordinary accomplishment and service. “It is thrilling to receive this honorary […]

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LISTEN Magazine Focuses on Dance

Whether it’s Baroque suites or Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, much of history’s greatest music has been rooted in dance. The Summer 2012 issue of Listen magazine (available May 28th) takes dance as its theme, ranging from the golden age of Ballets Russes impresario Sergei Diaghilev to the work of contemporary choreographer Matthew Bourne, from the […]

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French Dance Troupe Compagnie fêtes galantes Launches Bard SummerScape 2012

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – The ninth annual Bard SummerScape festival opens on Friday, July 6 at 8pm, with the American premiere of Let My Joy Remain (“Que ma joie demeure”) by France’s Compagnie fêtes galantes. Described as “a show where joy dominates but dignity remains” (Figaro), Let My Joy Remain brings a contemporary edge to Baroque dance, juxtaposing the surpassingly elegant choreography of Béatrice Massin with the […]

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Bang On A Can Marathon to Open River To River Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Presented by River To River Festival, Arts Brookfield and Bang on a Can Sunday, June 17, 2012 Noon – Midnight 12 hours of FREE Live Music! World Financial Center Winter Garden 220 Vesey Street, NYC Admission: FREE Bang on a Can Marathon information: 718.852.7755 or www.bangonacan.org Full Festival Line-Up: www.RiverToRiverNYC.com FEATURING MUSIC […]

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