On his 70th birthday — on 8 September — Dutch composer, pianist and conductor Reinbert de Leeuw was given a high Dutch honorary reward (“Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw”).
The international composition prize “Musikpreis Salzburg” of the Austrian province (Land) Salzburg for 2009 has been rewarded to Swiss composer Klaus Huber.
A recording of Scottish composer Julian Wagstaff's Piano Quintet has been released on a new album by the Edinburgh Quartet.
On 3 August a statue of Irish composer Séan Ó Riada was unveiled. This took place in Cúil Aodha, in the Cork Gaeltacht (Ireland).
American composer Norman Dello Joio, descendant of Italian church organists, died in his house in East Hampton, N.Y, last Thursday. He was 95 years old.
Graham Fitkin has just been made Composer in Residence with the London Chamber Orchestra for the next two years.
In 1973, while a student at Blair Academy (Blairstown, New Jersey, USA) Daniel solicited a 12-tone theme from childhood friend Debra Ridge.
On wednesday a plaque was to be unveiled in Berlin to commemorate Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, who lived in the city for some time.
On 16 April the Deutsche Welle web site reported that a long lost composition by Johann Sebastian Bach was found back among papers in a treasure chest.
On 8 May Andrew Lloyd-Webber will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Classical Brits ceremony in the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The Pulitzer Prize for music was won by New York composer David Lang, with his piece “The Little Match Girl Passion”, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale.
The Gold Medal of the Britain's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is awarded to French composer Henri Dutilleux, now 92 years old.
Israeli composer Aharon Harlap will receive the "Life Achievement Award" from ACUM (Composers and Authors in Israel) for his life's contribution to music in Israel as a composer.
An oil painting, which was originally owned by the Austrian family of Johann Lorenz Hagenauer, is now identified to represent Wolgang Amadeus Mozart.
On Wednesday composer Alun Hoddinott died at Swansea's Morriston Hospital. The composer had a long relationship with the BCC National Orchestra of Wales.
Fryderyk de Peslin Lachert, President of the Lachert Foundation writes the following:
The highest French award, the Legion of Honour, for outstanding services to France, was given to Polish composer Zygmunt Krauze.
It took professor Schickele over ten years, but finally there is now a new album with new music from PDQ Bach. This CD is called “The Jekyll and Hyde Show.” It includes recent P.D.Q.
On 21 January the Wolf Foundation has announced the winners of the Wolf awards for 2007.
The music award is for composer Italian composer Giya Kancheli and the conductor Claudio Abbado.