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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.

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Vendredi, Juin 8, 2012 - 17:29

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.

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Lundi, Mai 14, 2012 - 10:50

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.

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Vendredi, Mai 4, 2012 - 14:21

“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).

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Jeudi, Mars 29, 2012 - 10:23

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.

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Mercredi, Février 22, 2012 - 09:23

An unknown song composed by Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach was rediscovered in the Hessischen Musikarchiv, in Marburg, Germany.

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Lundi, Février 20, 2012 - 11:04

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.

Mardi, Janvier 10, 2012 - 14:54

The Charles Ives Living award, a prize organized by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was won by Brooklyn-based composer James Matheson.

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Lundi, Janvier 9, 2012 - 20:39

The inaugural recipient of the Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic is Henri Dutilleux. The French composer received the prize a month ago.

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Vendredi, Janvier 6, 2012 - 22:24

An opera written by the Belgian composer André-Modeste Grétry has been rediscovered.

Mercredi, Octobre 26, 2011 - 12:40

A legacy gift of $14 million of Canadian composer Ann Southam, who died in November 2010, is given to The Canadian Women's Foundation.

Stephen Sondheim
Lundi, Octobre 10, 2011 - 21:18

According to the The New York Times, Stephen Sondheim will receive New York City’s highest prize for achievement in the arts: The Handel Medallion.

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