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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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Free Replay of XV International Tchaikovsky Competition

The winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition were revealed to the world during the Award Ceremony in Moscow on July 1, 2015, and then celebrated during two grand Winners Galas conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev on July 2 in Moscow and July 3 in Saint Petersburg, where the Grand Prix was awarded to Mongolian […]

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In Memoriam: Gunther Schuller

June 22, 2015 – Boston, MA – Gunther Schuller’s family, friends, contemporaries, faculty, and students are in mourning over the news of his death on June 21, but the trailblazing energy surrounding this man is so great, even his in memoriam feels like a chance for new understandings and transformation. As New England Conservatory President, […]

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Tchaikovsky Competition To Be Webcast Live

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition and medici.tv this week announce the launch of Tch15.medici.tv , a dedicated website for free live webcasts, competition news, interviews, and more. The new relationship between the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition and medici.tv will produce 19 days of nonstop free live webcasts from Russia, June 15 to July 3, 2015. These webcasts will present the performances […]

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12 Singers Move to Semi-Finals in Montreal Competition

Montreal, May 27, 2015 – The Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC) started on a lyrical note on Monday, May 25, as 24 young singers from nine countries were ready to take the stage at Bourgie Hall. Between May 25 and May 27, each competitor performed in a 25 to 30 minute-recital, featuring the most beautiful pages of […]

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Naxos Founder Klaus Heymann Wins Sanford Medal

On Monday, May 18th, 2015, at a ceremony at Yale School of Music, Naxos Chairman and owner Klaus Heymann was presented with the prestigious Samuel Simons Sanford Award. Previous winners include Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Alfred Brendel, Emanuel Ax, Marilyn Horne, Sherrill Milnes, Aaron Copland, Pierre Boulez, Sir George Solti, Eugene Ormandy, and […]

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14th Montreal International Musical Competition

Montreal, April 23, 2015 – Next month, the Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC) will welcome 24 singers from 9 countries who will share over $80,000 in prizes in a major competition that will take place from May 25 to June 5. The Quarter-Final (May 25, 26, and 27) and Semi-Final (May 29 and 30) recitals […]

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GUNTHER SCHULLER TO RECEIVE 2015 MACDOWELL MEDAL

April 7, 2015 – Boston, MA – Former New England Conservatory President, composer, conductor, author, publisher, historian, record producer, virtuoso hornist, educator, and polymath, Gunther Schuller has been selected to receive the 2015 Edward MacDowell Medal.  Schuller will receive the medal on Sunday, August 9­ at The MacDowell Colony grounds in Peterborough, New Hampshire. The […]

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