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Musicatlas: Major updates
The MusicAtlas data for the United Kingdom and Ireland were in need for a major update. This has now been done, so the information is now much more accurate. Also a first version of the music places for France (except Paris) have now been added. Some works is still needed on that, but it is already a fairly complete music guide for your travels.
You can download the MusicAtlas information for Venice, Italy, for free. Go to the download page for more information. These geographical data about composers and classical music can be used, e.g., in your GPS, Google Earth, or other geographical application.
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Latest composer news
- Marius van Paassen releases new CD
(5 December 2013)
New double CD with compositions for piano: WONDER on the theme wonder. Wonder is the beginning of wisdom, the Greec philosopher Socrates said. The music on this album tries to reach that state of mind.
The CD contains also four dances, which act as intermezzo’s.
You can listen to track one on www.mariusvanpaassen.nl
With the two CD's there is also a CD-Rom with the sheet music. This production is therefor probably the first of its kind. Recorded on a very beautiful Fazioli concert grand.
The label is Attacca records, which specializes in Avant Garde music. You can order at www.attaccaproductions.com
[Source: ABC Concert Management]
- Britten on a coin, Penderecki on a banknote
(25 September 2013)
Two composers are about to be honoured by money.
Benjamin Britten was born 100 years ago. For that occasion the Royal British mint will issue some commemorative coins on his birthday (22 November). See http://www.royalmint.com/features/benjamin-britten-registration.
One day later, on 23 November, Poland is planning to issue a collector's banknote on the occasion Krzysztof Penderecki's 80th birthday. His image, as a conductor, will appear on the banknote.
- Sondheim receives Edward MacDowell Medal
(19 August 2013)
Last Sunday, Stephen Sondheim has received the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement It is also the first time that this medal has been awarded for achievement in musical theater.
- Vaňhal symphony premiered after 200 years
(15 August 2013)
Chech composer Jan Křtitel Vaňhal died 200 year ago, but one of is symphonies has never been performed yet. Conductor Štefan Britvík has now discovered this symphony in E major in the musical archive in the Klementinum in Prague.
The work was premiered on 8 August 2013, the 200th anniversary of Vaňhal´s death, with a live broadcast in Czech radio.
- Turkish İKSV for Penderecki
(4 July 2013)
The annual Lifetime Achievement Award of the İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Art (İKSV) this year was for Krzysztof Penderecki. The prize was presented to the composer during the June 17 concert of the İstanbul International Music Festival at Aya İrini.
- Dutilleux dead at 97
(23 May 2013)
At the age of 97, the French composer Henri Dutilleux died in Paris on 22 May. In the 1930s he studied at the Paris Conservatory under Henri Paul Busser and Maurice Emmanuel. His wrote mainly instrumental music, which can be described as richly colourful, sensual, and sensitive.