Albania born composer Vasil Tole has published a new book, called "Odyssey and Sirens: A Temptation towards the Mystery of the Iso-polyphonic Regions of Epirus - A Homeric theme with variations", I
Film composer John Williams was elected Composers of the Year 2005 by the International Film Music Critics Association.
A till now lost Britten composition was found back by film maker John Mappleback in Great Britain after a 15 year search.
Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki will be given a honorary degree at the Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany. The ceremony will take place on 31 March 2006.
In April 2006 a new Naxos CD will appear with Gloria Coates' Symphonies no. 14, 7 and 1. On 24 May 2006, her Symphony No.
No less than three Grammys, for Best Classical Album, Best Classical Contemporary Composition and Best Choral Performance, were won by William Bolcom's “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”.
It is now seems clear that we will probably never know whether the skull that was said to be Mozart's is real.
This week it was announced that two 18th century miniature portraits were discovered in a hotel in Thun, Switzerland.
The IMC UNESCO International Music Prize for 2005 was awarded to Mikis Theodorakis in Aachen, Germany.
German composer Siegfried Matthus has written a "Te Deum" that will be premiered in Dresden's newly renovated Frauenkirche on 11 November 2005.
Dutch composer and jazz musician Willem Breuker has received an "Ehrenurkunde" in Berlin, connected with the "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik".
A hand-written score of Beethoven's Grosse Fuge in a version for piano four hands was discovered in a Philadelphia Library.