mercury classics

Winner: Mercury Classics

Runner-up: Bedroom Community

Its been another trying year for classical music but don’t tell that to the indie and major labels supporting the medium.  From shifting their focus/financial backing to crowdsourced recordings (New Amsterdam), to pushing the … [Read More]

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Hilary Hahn

Those seeking to get a brief intro into the double album from violinist extraordinaire Hilary Hahn – GOOD LUCK! Released today is a 14-minute plus trailer, longer than most short films, for In 27 Pieces The Hilary Hahn Encores.… [Read More]

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Two boys

Composer Nico Muhly and The Metropolitan Opera in NY unveiled the trailer for upcoming production of Two Boys – Muhly’s operatic debut which first premiered at the English National Opera in 2011.
A hauntingly beautiful and dramatically chilling work reminiscent … [Read More]

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Spektral Quartet

Tired of hearing those banal default ringtones on your smart phone? Not interested in seeking the latest top 40 songs as your ringtone? Well the Spektral Quartet may have the answer for you.

The Mobile Miniatures project is to replace … [Read More]

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Nico Muhly

The trailer for the upcoming Sony Pictures Classic release Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall and Elizabeth Olsen was released today. The new movie features a score by American contemporary-classical composer Nico Muhly.… [Read More]

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Iceland Airwaves

Very rarely do classical music acts get as top billing as their indie and rock counterparts do at today’s biggest international music festivals.  Such is not the case with Iceland Airwaves, known as “the hippest long weekend on the annual … [Read More]

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James McVinnie

Due out next Monday, Organ/Keyboardist James McVinnie’s new neo-classical album Cycles, comprised of thirteen organ pieces by composer Nico Muhly, is available for full stream on his bandcamp page.

Each piece is very much what you’d expect from Nico Muhly: … [Read More]

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yMusic

No longer confined to the backpages of traditional classical critics, the “indie classical” scene is in the music spotlight today more than it has ever been with the help of indie rock band fanbases and the newfound experimentation of contemporary … [Read More]

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