Can’t get to Madrid for the world premiere of Philip Glass’ Walt Disney Opera? “The Perfect American,” a fictionalized account of Disney’s final days, will be broadcast live online on Wednesday, with the video available for free up to three months after.
New York Times – Arts Beat
Yo-Yo Ma, the popular and successful cellist who has already received several major cash awards, has won another: the $100,000 Vilcek Prize, given by the Vilcek Foundation.
Classical Music Magazine
Sound and Music has relaunched two initiatives for the promotion and support of composers: the George Butterworth Prize of £1,500, and the Francis Chagrin Awards which will provide composers with financial support to help meet costs associated with composing and disseminating new work.
NPR Deceptive Cadence
Yesterday, pianist Sara Davis Buechner published on the New York Timeswebsite a brave and moving account of her experiences as a transgendered person.
Hear an excerpt of Sacrae Cantiones Liber secundus performed by Vocalconsort Berlin under James Wood (Harmonia Mundi) on the Gramophone Player!
Legendary department store Harrods is set to close its piano sales department, due to a decline in sales.
Digital distributor TuneCore has reported a record $101.8 million pay-out to artists in 2012.
Music Industry News Network
CD Baby, the world’s largest online distributor of independent music, has announced that it will be lowering its cut of MP3 download sales on cdbaby.com.