The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra has received some interesting musical memorabilia: Hummel’s tiny practice piano (built in England in 1790), and a lock of Beethoven’s hair, as well as one of his qui
The 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition has been awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen for his multimedia opera “La Commedia”.
The Toronto composer Ann Southam has died last Thursday. She was a teacher in electronic music at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
The Polish composer Henryk Górecki, who became famous with a recording of Third Symphony in 1992, died on 12 November in Katowice, Poland.
The Institute of European Studies in Vienna has named Nancy Van de Vate as Composer-in-Residence.
The Cuban American composer and producer, Yalil Guerra has been nominated for the 11th annual Latin Grammy Awards in the category Best Classical Album for his album “Old Havana”.
The well-known Dutch musician and composer Willem Breuker has died, 65 years old. He had been ill for some time.
As of today (1 July 2010) the British will no longer be able to pay with the £20 bank note picturing Edward Elgar. It is being replaced by one with the image of economist Adam Smith.
Phillip Glass is one of four recipients of the 2010 Opera Award of the NEA. The award is $25,000.
On Monday the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has been awarded the the second honoree of this year’s İstanbul International Music Festival.
Last Saturday, 5 June, the Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim died in Oslo. He was 78 years old.
Benjamin Lees, who taught composition in the early 1960s at the Peabody Institute and later worked on the faculties of Juilliard and Manhattan schools of music, died of heart failure on 31 May.
The well-known Mozart expert Cliff Eisen has now published catalogue of Leopold Mozart’s compositions.
The French pianist Yvonne Loriod, born in Houilles, on the north-western outskirts of Paris, died on 17 May 2010.
The Italian composer, arranger and conductor Ennio Morricone has been awarder the 2010 Polzar Music Prize. He studied trumpet, and after that composition unde Goffredro Petrassi.
The Britten 100 project has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the 17th century “The Red House”, in which Benjamin Britten lived with his partner, the tenor Peter Pears.
The widow of William Walton, Susana Walton, died on 21 March in her home on the Mediterranean island of Ischia. She was 83 years old.
In his town of birth, Tongyeong in South Korea, a memorial was opened for composer Isang Yun. Yun’s daughter Yun-jeong and his brother Dong-hwa both attended the opening.
Last Sunday, Wolfgang Wagner, grandson of Richard Wagner, has died. He was leader of the Bayreuth opera festival for more than half a century, until 2008.