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'Music Competitions Are Corrupt'

July 25, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, forced to retire from performing in April due to a herniated disc, has declared that music competitions are corrupt. He points the finger in particular at the Tchaikovsky Competition, with its prize of €20,000, … »Read
 

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Salzburg Fest Opens Amid Budget Woes

July 25, 2014 | Agence France-Presse
SALZBURG (AFP)--From budget problems to widely publicized management disputes, the Salzburg Festival has seen almost as much drama behind the scenes as on stage in recent years. For the next month, the Austrian city and birthplace of Mozart will … »Read
 

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Boston Contemporary Group Calls It Quits

July 25, 2014 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Boston contemporary music group Discovery Ensemble has announced that it will cease operations for lack of funds. A statement on its website points to the “the increasing difficulties faced in expanding the donor base and identifying … »Read
 

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Music Ed Gets £18m Boost in UK

July 25, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.com
The UK’s Department of Education will allocate an additional £18m to fund music education in schools. This represents a vote of confidence in a program set up in 2012, which established music “hubs” in various districts. … »Read
 

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Strad Theft Co-conspirator Convicted

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press
A Milwaukee man who provided the stun gun used in the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin in January was sentenced Thursday to 3½ years in prison. Universal K. Allah [pictured], 37, pleaded guilty in May to being party to felony … »Read
 

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Bayreuth Festival 'As Exciting as Stale Beer'

July 24, 2014 | Agence France-Presse
FRANKFURT--The curtain goes up on the Bayreuth Festival this week, but observers say the prestigious month-long summer music festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner could be losing some of its shine. Detractors say that under its … »Read
 
 

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