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Jonas Kaufmann Quarrels With Former Decca Imprint Over 'Puccini' Album

Earlier this month, Classicalite released an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Jonas Kaufmann's upcoming release, 'Nessum Dorma - The Puccini Album.' Now, in a heated quarrel with his former label, Kaufmann is the victim of a dueling 'Puccini' ...

Vic Firth, Legendary Drumstick Creator and Percussionist, Dies at 85

Even if you aren't a percussionist the name Vic Firth--the world's most prolific drumstick maker--is still in your vocabulary. For the man who started it all, Mr. Everett Joseph "Vic" Firth has died at 85 years old.

Strange as Sound: Wesleyan Psychologist Psyche Loui Talks Musical "Skin Orgasms"

As one could surmise, the body's reaction to drugs is remotely similar to its response to music. For one study conducted by Psyche Loui, the affects of music on the brain can trigger what she has appropriated as "frisson," which is comparable to an ...

Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov Premiere at Beiteddine Art Festival, Aug. 27

In a most anticipated debut, the famous Russian soprano Anna Netrebko will perform at this year's Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon on Aug. 27. The event is scheduled to take place during the festival's July 27 to Sept. 5 run this year.

Ranking Bond Theme Songs: Adele, Madonna, Tina Turner and More Join James

Bookies in the UK have closed betting on the performer behind the theme song for the new James Bond film, Spectre, as an anonymous bettor placed a £15,000 wager that Radiohead will perform the track. There's no official word yet from the band or the ...

Queen Elizabeth and Concerts: The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, One Direction and More

Fifty years ago on this date, The Beatles debuted its new film, Help!, in London and there was a very big name in the crowd at the debut: Queen Elizabeth II. This constituted arguably the greatest gathering of famous British-folk in the last century, ...

Classicalite Q&A with Andrea Bocelli

Wagner had Bayreuth in northern Bavaria. Years later, Pierre Boulez would get his IRCAM under the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. And on Thursday, July 27, 2006, on the outskirts of a frazione in the province of Pisa, finally, a lawyer-cum-tenor ...

REVIEW: Keith Jarrett, 'Creation' and 'Barber/Bartok/Jarrett' (ECM Records)

For the first time in 19 years, ECM has released 2 Keith Jarrett CDs, a jazz project and a classical album. 'Creation' melds highlights of six solo piano performances into one seamless whole. 'Barber/Bartok/Jarrett' contains two concertos plus a ...

DC Jazz Collective Snarky Puppy Teams Up With Dutch Orchestra on 'Sylva' [REVIEW]

Led by composer, producer, bassist Michael League, Snarky Puppy's 'Sylva' is an ambitious departure as Holland's Metropol Orkest, a 63-piece symphony, provide elongated intros and outros to each movement, thus creating a sophisticated cinematic feel.

75 Years of Bugs Bunny: 'What's Opera, Doc?'. 'The Rabbit of Seville' and More

Today marks the 75th birthday of Bugs Bunny, one of the biggest cartoon characters in history. He serves as the Mickey Mouse of the Warner Brothers empire, starring at the fore of Looney Tunes. Although Bugs has focused most of his talents in the ...

Chi-Chi Nwanoku's Chineke! Orchestra Debuts Sept. 13 at Southbank Center

A most astounding new concept, the Chineke! Orchestra and Foundation has become Europe's first professional orchestra to be made up entirely of black musicians. Coming this September, the ensemble will make is performance debut at the Southbank ...

'American Psycho' Joins 'Fight Club,' More in Broadway Adaptation

Another film will join the run of musicals based on blockbusters to hit Broadway soon, as 'American Psycho' has been confirmed as the latest adaptation to hit the Great White Way soon. The cult classic film, based on the novel by Brett Easton Ellis, ...

Bob Dylan, Jack White and B.B. King Featured in Blues Documentary 'Born in Chicago'

Hoping to begin production with funding from a PledgeMusic campaign, 'Born in Chicago' is a documentary that accounts the renovation and vital development of the blues that took place between the 1950s and 1960s. The late B.B. King, Jack White and ...

Marin Alsop to Conduct Cuba's Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional for Havana's 500th Anniversary

Perhaps this is one more piece of evidence to support the mended relationship between the United States and Cuba. Marin Alsop, music director of both the Baltimore and São Paulo Symphony Orchestras, will conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de ...

Newport Folk Icon Theodore Bikel Dead at 91; Original 'Sound of Music' Star

Theodore Bikel, an actor known for his work in Fiddler on The Roof and The Sound of Music, as well as an accomplished musician who founded the Newport Folk Festival, has died at the age of 91. A statement from his publicist reports that the performer ...

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