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A Retirement Home for Musical Royalty

April 19, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
One of Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest achievements—a magnificent neo-Gothic mansion completed in 1899—sits in central Milan. Casa Verdi is home to 60 musicians who, as Verdi described them, have not been “favored by fortune, or … » Read

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Arizona Gets $2 Million for New and Unusual Work

April 19, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Ron McDougall, former CEO of the company that owns the Chili’s restaurant chain, and his wife, Kay, have made a $2 million contribution to the Arizona Opera. Kay McDougall has been on the company’s board of directors for just one … » Read

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Aspen's CEO, Also a Composer, Addresses the Pulitzer Issue

April 19, 2018 | Alan Fletcher
The 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music has been awarded to Kendrick Lamar, a rap artist. I’m mostly experiencing the reaction to this news on Facebook. I remember Milton Babbitt describing our world of contemporary classical music as “this … » Read

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Sphinx & Friends Create New Program to Diversify American Orchestras

April 18, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
In an initiative designed to make orchestras look more like the communities they serve, not to mention the general population of the U.S., three organizations have joined forces to create what they are calling the National Alliance for Audition … » Read

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A Day in the Life of Glenn Gould: Jessye Wins, Alma Plays

April 17, 2018 | Stephen Cera, Musical America
TORONTO – Friday, April 13 th was no hex for the Glenn Gould Foundation, created to honor the legacy and impact of the iconic Canadian pianist who died some 35 years ago, at age 50.   The biennial Glenn Gould Prize of $100,000 CAD is … » Read

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Music Academy in Alliance with London Symphony Orchestra

April 16, 2018 | Nicholas Beard, Musical America
The Music Academy of the West has broadened the meaning of its moniker to include western Europe. Having completed its four-year student alliance with the New York Philharmonic, MAW is moving on to the London Symphony Orchestra.   Starting … » Read

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