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Esa-Pekka Salonen Awarded US Prize for Musical Composition

The $100,000 cash prize includes a residency at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois and performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Charles Ives's Connecticut Studio Recreated in New York City

Leonard Bernstein called the American composer Charles Ives, "Our first really great composer...our Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson of music."

Benjamin Britten: A Life in Pictures

A new exhibition of personal snapshots on view at the National Portrait Gallery in London documents the life of the British composer.

Wagner Letter Up For Auction In Barcelona

Written in French, the letter formed part of the Spanish architect César Martinell’s personal Wagner collection.

Opulent French Art Case Piano Sells for $253,623 at Auction

Estimated at £100,000 – 200,000, the piano is in the distinctive fin de siècle style of high-rococo fused with Art Nouveau.

Salvatore Sciarrino’s Soundscape for 104 Flutes To Receive U.S. Premiere in Guggenheim Rotunda

The one hundred migrating performers represent the full scope of the New York flute community.

Grammy Winners 2012: Classical Music

And the 2012 Grammy goes to...

German Wins $50,000 First Prize at 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition

Past winners of the Cleveland piano contest include Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Angela Hewitt, and Sergei Babayan.

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2008 Bach Competition Winners Announced

Altogether, 95 musicians from 23 countries competed in the categories organ, voice and violoncello/ baroque violoncello to win the coveted title.

A Happy Reunion of Bach Materials

The far-flung components of a Bach cantata — score, performing parts and libretto — are reunited in an exciting new limited edition from the Bach Archive Leipzig. Also, a CD Tip on Austrian pianist Till Fellner.

Alan Gilbert Named Conductor Laureate of RSPO

In the more than 100-years-long history of the Swedish orchestra, the American conductor Alan Gilbert is only the third conductor awarded this title.
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