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.

Vendredi, Mai 4, 2012 - 14:21
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“In recognition of his distinguished services for Polish culture and outstanding creative achievements”.

Vendredi, Avril 20, 2012 - 16:28

Composer Kevin Puts has won the 2012 Pullitzer Prize for Music for his "Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts." The piece was commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on November

Lundi, Avril 16, 2012 - 14:24

Korean composer Unsuk Chin has won the 2012 Ho-Am Prize. The award, which is the most prestigious prize within the arts sector in Korea, amounts to €200,000.

Mardi, Avril 10, 2012 - 17:40

For the first time a Liechtenstein composer, Jürg Hanselmann, has won a composition prize from the Deutsche Oper Berlin (German Opera Berlin).

Jeudi, Mars 29, 2012 - 10:23
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A 160-page notebook, dated 1780, was found in an attic of a private home in the Austrian city of Tyrol, The book contains compositions by Leopold Mozart as well a an "Allegro Molto" by Signore Giov

Vendredi, Mars 23, 2012 - 16:42

At a ceremony to be held at the International Ibsen Festival in Oslo in September, Heiner Goebbels German composer will receive the 2012 Ibsen Award.

Jeudi, Mars 8, 2012 - 12:31

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards for Contemporary Music was won this year by Salvatore Sciarrino.

Mardi, Février 28, 2012 - 15:56

On 24 February, Hungarian-born Canadian composer István Anhalt died. He is seen as one of the pioneers of electronic music in Canada, where he arrived in 1949.

Mercredi, Février 22, 2012 - 09:23
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An unknown song composed by Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach was rediscovered in the Hessischen Musikarchiv, in Marburg, Germany.

Lundi, Février 20, 2012 - 11:04
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In 1923 Edward Elgar composed a piece for the Carillon Tower in Queen’s Park, Loughborough, which was built as a memorial to the fallen in the first world war.