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      Julia Wolfe Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music

      Julia Wolfe received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her composition “Anthracite Fields,” just announced at 3:00 pm EST. Judges described Wolfe’s work as a “powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century.” Julia Wolfe, born 1958, is an American composer who graduated from the more... more...

      Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Soundscapes Evoke Iceland’s Otherworldly Terrain

      A country of volcanoes and glaciers, fjords and auroras, Iceland is one of the most remarkable places on earth. The country’s almost otherworldly landscapes have inspired Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s latest work, In the Light of Air, a commission created for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). ICE, hailed by the New York Times as “one of more... more...

      VIDEO: 7 of Frederica von Stade’s Favorite Memories

      Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade shared some of her of favorite memories in a backstage interview at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, just after rehearsals for A Coffin in Egypt at Chicago Opera Theater. In A Coffin in Egypt, von Stade portrays an elderly woman who lives in Egypt, Texas, but who longs for her younger days traveling the world, including more... more...

      VIDEO: French Jugglers Play Bach on Boomwhackers

      Les Objects Volants, a French juggling company, has transformed one of the most popular pieces of classical music, the Prelude No. 1 in C major from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, using Boomwhackers. Les Objects Volants proves that Boomwhackers, musical tubes made to play certain pitches when they are struck, aren’t merely toys with their tour-de-force performance. Though many of more... more...

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      Anzac in art: eight shows marking – and challenging – Gallipoli at 100

      Bookshops and TV schedulers have been marking the Gallipoli centenary for months. As Anzac Day approaches, it’s the turn of visual and performing arts

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      NY Phil/Gilbert review – genre-bending Stravinsky and impeccable playing

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      The final two days of the New York Philharmonic’s London residency saw clean, clear and precise playing and a colourful and beguiling version of Petrushka courtesy of Giants Are Small

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      Watch Argerich and Barenboim perform the final movement of Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos – video

      Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, two legendary musicians – both born in Buenos Aires in the early 1940s – are friends and musical partners. They perform together on Monday 20 April at London's Royal Festival Hall, and this month, EuroArts releases a DVD of an unforgettable concert from April 2014 in which the two performed piano music for four hands. You can watch them play the third movement of the Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos in D K448, exclusively here

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