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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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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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