The famous French film music composer Maurice Jarre has died of cancer on 29 March.
The Pontifical Council for Culture has awarded Polish composer Wojciech Kilar with the Per Artem ad Deum Medal.
Last Sunday the conductor and composer Lukas Foss died, 86 years old, from a heart attack in his home in New York City. He had also been suffering from Parkinson's disease.
On 28 January the influential Dutch composer Louis Andriessen received the Johan Wagenaar Prize, named after the late-romantic Dutch composer.
On 14 January the Austrian Mint issued a silver €5 coin to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of composer Joseph Haydn.
The French film composer Maurice Jarre will receive a Golden Bear at a ceremony in Berlin on February 12.
It is not often that we can commemorate the 100th birthday of a famous composer. 11 December 2008 is one of these rare occasions, as on that day Elliott Carter will be 100 years old.
Chopin's autograph of the Tarantella, Op. 43, was sold this week for almost $600,000 (GBP409,250) in an auction at Sotheby's, London.
The world's most prestigious prize for composition, the Grawemeyer Award, was won by Australian composer Brett Daen.
You Tube has commissioned composer Tan Dun to write a piece for a score for a competition to discover new classical musicians.
The European American Musical Alliance, Inc. (EAMA) is pleased to announce its 15th Summer Composition Program in Paris, France with Dr.
The New York City Opera has commissioned Philip Glass to write an opera about the last months of the life of Walt Disney.
One of 20th century great composers, Argentine-born Mauricio Kagel, has died last Thursday in Cologne, Germany.
In a library in the French city of Nantes an unknown piece of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was discovered. The piece of paper clearly is in Mozart's handwriting.
The 2008 International Sackler Award for Music Composition was won by Nathan Currier.
Richard Englefield, composer of 15 symphonies with recording performances by
All European Composers resident and Active in North Easter Italy are invited to submit proposals for a work for solo violin.
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.