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Seiji Ozawa obituary | Classical music

Seiji Ozawa, who has died aged 88, was one of the leading conductors of his generation. Though his place in the pantheon of truly great conductors was questionable, Ozawa was for several decades a major player on the international scene and a figure of some historical significance on several counts.He was, to begin with, the first conductor from Japan to achieve recognition in the west, the only one to date […]

todayFebruary 11, 2024


Classical music will always be there, but shift to vocal poses risk: L Subramaniam | Delhi News

L Subramaniam, often referred to as the "Paganini of Indian classical music", is a virtuoso violinist, composer and conductor who has left an indelible mark on the world of music. As the much-anticipated Lakshminarayana Global Music Festival, in association with The Times of India, approaches, TOI got an opportunity to engage in an exclusive interview with the legendary musician.His wife, Kavita Krishnamurthy, an Indian playback singer, was also present. In […]

todayJanuary 3, 2024 1


Classical music preserves nuances and also gives space for improvisations, says Madras HC Chief Justice

Classical music not only preserves the nuances of the art form but also allows adequate space for artists for improvisations and creativity in their renditions, said the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, S.V. Gangapurwala, on Friday.Inaugurating the 97th annual conference and concerts of the Music Academy, he presented the M.S. Subbulakshmi Award instituted by The Hindu to vocalist Bombay Jayashri, the Sangita Kalanidhi-designate of this year.Noting that Chennai […]

todayDecember 16, 2023 1


Moby, cultural polymath, on a life of affinity with classical music

In the 1990s and early 2000s, the name Moby was practically synonymous with the pulsing rhythms and edgy genre-blurring of electronic dance music. From crowded nightclubs to glossy TV commercials, Moby’s hits — including “Go”, “Move (You Make Me Feel So Good)”, and “Porcelain” — occupied a rare niche in the musical ecology, equally at home at the top of the charts and in the experimental underground.Underpinning Moby’s success is […]

todayDecember 6, 2023 1


The UK’s first Burger King that played classical music and Whoppers cost £1 | UK | News

Britons have enjoyed fast food for decades, but the first Whoppers weren't served in the UK until the 1970s when Burger King opened its first eatery this side of the pond.McDonald's was the first US hamburger giant to arrive in Britain, opening the first UK branch in Woolwich, London, in 1974. But it wasn't long before its Burger King rival entered the market.While McDonald's started in a relatively deprived part […]

todayDecember 2, 2023 2


Union Church to Present Classical Music Concert to Benefit MusicWorks

The Wilderness Quartet—Rebecca Eckfeld, violin; William Eckfeld, piano; Steven Miller, clarinet; and Carole Tilson, cello Union Church of Pocantico Hills will be presenting a classical music concert to benefit MusicWorks at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 in the Parish Hall. The concert will feature mezzo soprano Alison Tupay and the Wilderness String Quartet in a program that will include the world premiere of songs composed by William Eckfeld set […]

todayOctober 26, 2023 6


Musicians unite to celebrate classical music at Swiss-Bhutanese musical concert

Musicians from Switzerland and Bhutan united at the Swiss-Bhutanese musical concert in the capital yesterday to exchange the diverse cultures of both countries. In what was called a cultural harmony beyond borders; the musical concert celebrated traditional songs and music. Of the seven Bhutanese artists who performed at the concert was 54-year-old Jigme Dukpa known for his traditional folk songs. Jigme Dukpa said, “nobody loses but everybody gains through music. […]

todayOctober 20, 2023 1


A journey through classical music

Open this photo in gallery:Tenor Colin Ainsworth as Orpheus in Opera Atelier’s production of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice.BRUCE ZINGERFrom Orpheus’s underworld to Sleeping Beauty’s enchanted forest, the classical music season evokes a range of emotional landscapeToronto’s classical scene is seeing rising stars sharing the spotlight with established virtuosos this fall, both in the concert hall and on the opera stage.It’s reflected in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s choice of two Spotlight […]

todayOctober 20, 2023 5


Classical music festival coming to Powys later this month

That is all set to change later this month, however, with plans well in place for this year’s Early Music at Discoed weekend, which is being held over two days, Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, and includes a workshop for singers and instrumentalists. Well known baroque violinist Julia Bishop and local musician extraordinaire David Hatcher will lead participants through some of Handel’s most powerful music with a focus on his […]

todayOctober 19, 2023 6

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