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Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood Premieres Friday, December 28

In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Tanglewood—the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra—dedicated its entire 2018 season to the iconic composer, conductor, performer, educator, and humanitarian. The festivities culminated on Bernstein’s centennial birthday on August 25, 2018, in a special celebrity-studded gala concert, with every memorable moment captured for a worldwide audience by THIRTEEN’s Great […]

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Naxos Music Group Acquires Opus Arte Label; Signs Long-Term Agreement With Royal Opera House

Hong Kong, November 5, 2018—Naxos is happy to announce its acquisition of the Opus Arte label from the Royal Opera House. The acquisition marks an important step in the company’s expansion of its audiovisual activities, as video is gaining importance in the classical music industry. The Naxos Music Group has been distributing the label worldwide […]

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The Plain Truth About Urtext, Part 3

What is Urtext? Questions to Michael Stegemann The term “Urtext”, what does it mean to you? Stegemann: An “Urtext” edition represents absolute reliability – particularly for musicians who play from one of these editions, but also for scholars and research. As well as this, anyone who wants to track the philological genesis of such an […]

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Naxos Music Group Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Gala Event In Munich

Hong Kong – Naxos was launched in 1987 as a budget classical CD label, offering CDs at the price of an LP at a time when CDs cost about three times more than LPs. The focus was on recording the standard repertoire in state-of-the-art digital sound with outstanding, if unknown artists and orchestras, initially mainly […]

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Bernard Labadie Named Conductor Of Orchestra Of St. Luke’s

New York, NY, May 3, 2017 – Orchestra of St. Luke’s today announced the appointment of renowned French Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie as its next Principal Conductor, beginning a four-year term in the 2018-19 season. Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading conductors of Baroque, Classical, and Early-Romantic repertoire, Labadie will make his debut […]

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The Plain Truth About Urtext, Part 2

What is Urtext? Questions to Hendrik Schulze The term “Urtext”, what does it mean to you? Schulze: For me, Urtext means very carefully created editions based on the latest scholarly discoveries, editions which can serve as the perfect basis for marvellous performances of works. It is the link between scholarship and practice which is always […]

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Orchestra Of St. Luke’s Launches Chamber Music Festival

New York, New York, April 24, 2017 — Orchestra of St. Luke’s will debut Facets of Schubert, the first iteration of the Ensemble’s new chamber music festival at the Morgan Library & Museum and Brooklyn Museum, from June 7 through 25. This inaugural edition will present three richly curated programs that illuminate Schubert’s life and […]

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The Plain Truth About Urtext, Part 1

What is Urtext? Questions to Jonathan Del Mar  Why do we need an urtext edition? Del Mar: Well, you do want to play the notes the composer wrote, don’t you, and not some random wrong notes that just slipped in by mistake ? So is that all an Urtext Edition is, simply “the notes the […]

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New Saint-Saëns Edition From Bärenreiter

Bärenreiter begins an edition of the works of Camille Saint-Saëns–Bärenreiter is embarking on a major new project, the publication of a historical-critical edition of the complete instrumental works of the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921). The 36 volumes will include all the symphonic and concert works, chamber music, and pieces for keyboard instruments. Editorial director […]

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Tchaikovsky Competition 1st Prize Winners To Make U.S. Debut At Carnegie Hall

New York, NY, October 8, 2015 – On October 24, the Mariinsky Foundation of America will present the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition First Prize Winners’ Recital at Carnegie Hall, which will mark the young artists’ New York debut. Part of a worldwide tour following the announcement of the winners in Moscow this summer, the Carnegie […]

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