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Sotheby's to Auction Rostropovich and Vishnevskaya's Belongings

October 16, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On Nov. 28, Sotheby’s London will offer at auction over 300 lots of furniture, personal jewelry, Russian works of art, books, scores, and musical instruments that belonged to Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya, world-renowned … » Read
 

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Alfred Hubay Dies, Met Opera Mainstay and Soothsayer

October 16, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
Alfred Hubay, a behind-the-scenes legend at the Metropolitan Opera, died at age 93 on Oct. 3. In 1943, exactly 75 years earlier to the day, he had begun his career with the company as an usher in the Family Circle of the original opera house on … » Read
 

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Lyric and Its Musicians: Terms of the Deal

October 15, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As reported, Lyric Orchestra of Chicago and its orchestra have reached a contract agreement that extends for the next three seasons. The orchestra strike resulted in just three cancelled performances. Terms include reducing the orchestra by four … » Read
 

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Boston Phil Investigates 2nd Child Porn Case

October 15, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The leadership of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) has commissioned an independent investigation after allegations that a second employee has been involved with child pornography. Accused of sending “inappropriate’’ text … » Read
 

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Music Faculty Appointments at UCLA, Miami U, Birmingham Conserv.

October 15, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music has seven new faculty members: Indian and Tibetan music expert Anna Morcom [pictured] has been appointed Mohindar Brar Sambhi Endowed Chair in Indian Music. Among her books, Illicit Words of Indian Dance: … » Read
 

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New Arts Center Opens; Claims to Be the World's Largest

October 15, 2018 | Anthony Brown, Musical America
On Oct. 11, a ceremony and concert inaugurated the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) located in the international port city in southern Taiwan. Designed by the Dutch firm Mecanoo and set amid a 116-acre subtropical park, the … » Read
 
 

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