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Naxos Launches MusicBox, Interactive Music Education Site For Children 4-12

New York, Hong Kong, 10 July, 2020—Naxos has announced the launch of NaxosMusicBox.com, the latest product in its suite of educational materials for younger, aspiring classical music lovers. From its inception, the Naxos record label has held education at the core of its mission to bring a love of classical music to the widest possible […]

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“Sing Gently”, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6, To Premiere Sunday, July 19

Friday, July 17, 2020—Moved by the breadth of the pandemic and effect on society, one of the world’s most performed composers, Eric Whitacre, composed a new piece especially for his Virtual Choir – “Sing Gently”. 17,572 singers from 129 countries, aged 5–88, recorded their videos to be combined to form Virtual Choir 6. Together they […]

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Tippet Rise Art Center Introduces Two Summer Digital Initiatives

Fishtail, Montana, July 9, 2020—Tippet Rise Art Center announces two online initiatives, adding to its website’s expansive offerings of films, performances, interviews, podcasts, and photography. Brought about by the cancellation of the art center’s seven-week summer series due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tippet Rise is launching a library of free music downloads in high resolution format and […]

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Orchestra Of St Luke’s “Bach At Home” Launches On New Date: June 23

New York, NY, May 27, 2020 — “In sensitivity to current events”, Bach at Home, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) curated online Festival, will postpone its original June 9 launch date to June 23, continuing through July 14, 2020, with content released each consecutive Tuesday at 12:00 pm ET. The digital Festival reconceives the 2020 […]

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Cedille Label Founder James Ginsburg Nominated for Grammy Award

CHICAGO, November 21, 2019—Cedille Records founder and president James Ginsburg has been nominated for the 2020 Grammy Award for Producer of The Year, Classical, his first nomination in that category. Nominations were announced November 20 by the Recording Academy. Ginsburg’s Cedille productions released during the Grammy eligibility period, Oct. 1, 2018, to Aug. 31, 2019, […]

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First Complete Recording Of The Works Of Heinrich Schütz Concluded

Leinfelden-Echterdingen, July 3, 2019—The complete recording of his work creates an important monument in sound to Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), the first German composer of international repute. Hans-Christoph Rademann and the Dresdner Kammerchor have completed the first recording of Schütz’s entire multifaceted oeuvre in 20 volumes on 27 CDs. On this occasion, the festive opening concert […]

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Naxos To Launch “The Music of Brazil”

February 4, 2019; New York, NY—On February 8, 2019 Naxos—the repertoire label—will launch The Music of Brazil, a series which is part of the project Brasil em Concerto, developed by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to promote music by Brazilian composers. Naxos has a long recording history in Brazil, having already recorded […]

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Hungarian Quartet Reborn, Reformed

Budapest, Hungary; January 7, 2019—The internationally acclaimed Hungarian violinist, András Keller, founder and leader of the world-famous Keller Quartet, music director of Concerto Budapest, holder of the Béla Bartók Chair at the Guildhall School of Music in London has recently announced the formation of a new musical ensemble called Hungarian Quartet There is no music lover […]

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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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