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Paul McCartney Sues Sony/ATV to Get His Songs Back

January 20, 2017 | Deepti Hajela
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney says he wants his music to "get back to where it once belonged." McCartney filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday against Sony/ATV over copyright ownership of the many hit songs he wrote … » Read
 

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Karl-Heinz Steffens Exits CAMI Music

January 20, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com
Another classical conductor has left CAMI Music; Cambridge-based Hazard Chase has signed German conductor Karl-Heinz Steffens for worldwide general management. Last week, Long Yu left CAMI Music for London-based Askonas Holt management. Steffens … » Read
 

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Mahler Comp Winner Named Chief Conductor, Nuremburg Symphony

January 20, 2017 | Susan Elliott, MusicalAmerica.com
Kahchun Wong, Musical America’s New Artist of the Month in June 2016 , is to be chief conductor of the Nuremburg Symphony starting in the 2018-19 season. The 29-year-old Singapore native won first prize in the Mahler Competition last May … » Read
 

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New Hires at the Chamber Music Society of Linc Center

January 19, 2017 | Nicholas Beard, MusicalAmerica.com
There has been a bit of restructuring at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Operations Manager and Associate Director of Touring Kari Fitterer has been named to the newly combined position of director of artistic planning and touring. … » Read
 

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China Plays Politics, Cancels Korean Pianist's Performance

January 19, 2017 | Rudolph Tang, MusicalAmerica.com
TAIPAI, Taiwan--The Guiyang Symphony Orchestra has cancelled Korean pianist Kun-Woo Paik’s scheduled performance of the Brahms Second Piano Concerto on March 18 under conductor Rico Saccani; Chinese pianist Sa Chen, a former Cliburn winner, … » Read
 

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Roberta Peters Dies at 86

January 19, 2017 | MusicalAmerica.com from The New York Times
Roberta Peters, the coloratura soprano of whom Cue magazine wrote in 1960, “she has no peer,” has died. She passed away on Friday at her home in Rye, NY, at the age of 86. The cause was Parkinson’s disease, according to  … » Read
 
 

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