Lundi, Août 19, 2013 - 09:49

Last Sunday, Stephen Sondheim has received the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement It is also the first time that this medal has been awarded for achievement in musical theater.

Jeudi, Août 15, 2013 - 10:03
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Chech composer Jan Křtitel Vaňhal died 200 year ago, but one of is symphonies has never been performed yet.

Jeudi, Juillet 4, 2013 - 15:16
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The annual Lifetime Achievement Award of the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV) this year was for Krzysztof Penderecki.

Jeudi, Mai 23, 2013 - 14:34
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At the age of 97, the French composer Henri Dutilleux died in Paris on 22 May.

Mercredi, Avril 3, 2013 - 15:11
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To celebrate Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday a self-guided trail was opened near Aldeburgh, England.

Vendredi, Mars 29, 2013 - 16:24

“In recognition of his efforts to promote intercultural dialogue through music, consciousness of the scarcity of natural resources such as water, and the diversity of languages, as well as for his

Vendredi, Mars 29, 2013 - 15:37

Michael Berkeley, who is a composer as well as broadcaster, is to be made a non-party political peer in the House of Lords.

Vendredi, Mars 29, 2013 - 15:30

The Mauricio Kagel Music Prize for 2013 has been awarded to Michel van de Aa by the North Rhine-Westphalia Arts Foundation.

Vendredi, Mars 15, 2013 - 11:21
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Belgian composer Vic Nees died on 14 March after a prolonged illness.

Lundi, Novembre 26, 2012 - 11:42

The 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition was won by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa.

Lundi, Novembre 26, 2012 - 11:34

Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt, who became world famous with his Canto Ostinato, died yesterday in a hospital in Alkmaar.

Mardi, Novembre 6, 2012 - 09:05
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His last composition was finished in August, and he completed 14 works after his 100th birthday.

Mardi, Octobre 30, 2012 - 08:51
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On 27 October Hans Werner Henze died in Dresden, Germany. As he composer he was an important innovator who tried to give traditional styles a place in his works.

Vendredi, Septembre 14, 2012 - 11:57
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The Praemium Imperiale 2012 for music, an international arts prize patronized by Japan’s ruling dynasty, was awarded to Philip Glass.

Lundi, Août 27, 2012 - 13:58
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In October, John Williams, will receive a lifetime achievement honor from the Classical Brit Awards.

Lundi, Août 27, 2012 - 13:50

The Hamburg Bach Prize 2011, which is awarded every four years to an exceptional composer of our time, has been awarded to Chinese composer Tan Dun.

Vendredi, Juillet 20, 2012 - 13:42

The Prix Ton Bruenèl for 2012 was awarded to composer John Croft for his composition Intermedio III for bass clarinet and live electronics.

Vendredi, Juin 8, 2012 - 17:29
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The archive of pianist and composer Edmund Rubbra has been acquired by the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Mardi, Mai 29, 2012 - 17:34

Japan-born composer Kenji Sakai, who now lives in France, has won the well-know Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize for Composition.

Lundi, Mai 14, 2012 - 10:50
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Although the mystic Hildegard von Bingen - who was a composer and had many other talents - had always been revered by many, she was never officially pronounced a Saint in the Catholic Church.