2014 in classical music

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Major awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

  • Best Classical Contemporary Composition - Maria Schneider, Winter Morning Walks
  • Best Orchestral Performance - Osmo Vänskä (conductor) and the Minnesota Orchestra, Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
  • Best Opera Recording - Adès: The Tempest
  • Best Choral Performance - Tõnu Kaljuste (conductor) (with Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis), Pärt: Adam's Lament
  • Best Classical Vocal Solo - Dawn Upshaw, Winter Morning Walks
  • Best Classical Instrumental Solo - Evelyn Glennie, Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto for Percussionist & String Orchestra
  • Best Classical Compendium - Christoph Eschenbach, Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic ; Konzertmusik
  • Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance - Roomful of Teeth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vienna Philharmonic website: The New Year's Concert. Accessed 12 January 2014
  2. ^ Doug Grow, "Long lockout of Minnesota Orchestra musicians officially over". MinnPost, 14 January 2014
  3. ^ "New Music Director for ENO" (Press release). English National Opera. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  4. ^ Jon Weisman, Grammy Awards Set for Jan. 26, Los Angeles Times, May 13, 2013
  5. ^ 56th Annual Grammy Awards Winners & Nominees, January 27, 2014
  6. ^ Chadband, Ian (18 February 2014). "Vanessa-Mae slowest in giant slalom...". The Telegraph (London). Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  7. ^ Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Sir Neville Marriner's Birthday Celebration Concert. Accessed 10 September 2014
  8. ^ "Mariss Jansons bids farewell", Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra announcement
  9. ^ "Canadian Tenor Ben Heppner Announces Retirement From Singing", Opera News, 24 April 2014. Accessed 7 November 2014
  10. ^ "Osmo Vänskä to return as Minnesota Orchestra music director" (Press release). Minnesota Orchestra. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  11. ^ Mark Brown (2014-10-18). "Julian Lloyd Webber 'devastated' over end of cello career". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  12. ^ "Royal Northern Sinfonia announces Lars Vogt as new Music Director ahead of Sage Gateshead's 10th birthday season" (Press release). Royal Northern Sinfonia. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  13. ^ "42nd Festival Honours Gülsin Onay and Zubin Mehta". Accessed 7 Nov 2014
  14. ^ Andrew Clements (2014-07-17). "Start of Proms marks end of Roger Wright's tenure as director". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  15. ^ Judith Weir appointed Master of the Queen's Music, 21 July 2014
  16. ^ "DR SymfoniOrkestret får ny italiensk chefdirigent". Danish Broadcasting Corporation. 2014-08-31. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  17. ^ "Susanna Mälkki appointed Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra" (Press release). Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  18. ^ "Kirill Karabits Appointed Artistic Director of I,CULTURE Orchestra" (Press release). Harrison Parrott. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  19. ^ "Welser-Möst tritt als Musikdirektor der Staatsoper zurück". Der Standard. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  20. ^ Review of Prom 67, 2014 Proms (The Guardian)
  21. ^ "BBC Two - BBC Proms, 2014 Season, Last Night of the Proms - Part 1". BBC. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "Rising Star Takes Up the Baton With Sinfonia Viva" (Press release). sinfonia ViVA. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  23. ^ "Arts Council chief Alan Davey to run BBC Radio 3". BBC News. 2014-09-26. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  24. ^ "Daniele Gatti Appointed Chief Conductor of RCO", Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra announcement
  25. ^ Ronni Reich (2014-10-08). "Music director Jacques Lacombe to leave New Jersey Symphony Orchestra". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  26. ^ Alex Ross, "Long Wake". The New Yorker, 3 November 2014
  27. ^ "Donald Runnicles to become BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor Emeritus" (Press release). BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  28. ^ "Michael Gielen beendet Dirigierkarriere". Klassik.com. Accessed 11 January 2015
  29. ^ Howard Pousner, "Atlanta Symphony musicians, management agree to four-year deal; concerts to start Nov. 13". Atlanta Journal-Constitution "ArtsCulture" blog, 8 November 2014
  30. ^ "Police and protesters clash in Milan as La Scala opera season opens", The Guardian, 8 December 2014. Accessed 10 Dec 2014
  31. ^ The Guardian review of 20 December 2014 concert by the Hilliard Ensemble at Wigmore Hall
  32. ^ John Allison, "Park Lane Group Young Artists, Purcell Room, review". Telegraph, 11 January 2014
  33. ^ "Arvo Pärt premieres his latest work at Salzburg’s Mozartwoche". Estonian World, 29 January 2014
  34. ^ Southbank Centre website. Accessed 12 January 2014
  35. ^ hr-Sinfonieorchester programme listing 6 February 2014
  36. ^ Kölner Philharmonie programme listing, 7 February 2014
  37. ^ a b c d e f g h i j ECLAT 2014 programme
  38. ^ Zachary Woolfe (2014-02-23). "Ominous Stirrings In a Fitful Realm". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  39. ^ Schott EAM, "Georg Friedrich Haas's Concerto Grosso No. 1 Debuts with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra". 25 February 2014
  40. ^ David Kettle (2014-05-16). "Tectonics festival, Glasgow, review: 'bewilderingly diverse'". Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  41. ^ Hughes, Glyn Môn (November 16, 2014). "Samuelsen Duo, RLPO, Petrenko, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool: Revamped concert hall and new concerto launch a delayed Philharmonic season". The Arts Desk. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  42. ^ Southbank Centre: LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 2013/14. Accessed 12 January 2014
  43. ^ George Hall (2014-07-24). "Prom 7: BBCSO/Bělohlávek review – Tavener, Shostakovich and Bartók". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  44. ^ George Hall (2014-08-05). "Prom 25: Tallis Scholars/Phillips review – sheer sonic beauty". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  45. ^ Andrew Clements (2014-07-28). "Prom 14: BBCNOW/Fischer review – virtuosity pushed to the limits". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  46. ^ Tim Ashley (2014-07-30). "Prom 16: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic/Goetzel – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  47. ^ George Hall (2014-07-29). "Prom 15 BBCSO/Pons review – harmonic and orchestral sophistication". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  48. ^ Review of Prom 41, 2014 (The Guardian)
  49. ^ Benjamin Grosvenor (2014-08-29). "Proms 2014: when Benjamin Grosvenor met Judith Weir". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  50. ^ Tim Ashley (2014-09-14). "The Last Night of the Proms review – Oramo is the perfect maitre d'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  51. ^ [1]. Accessed 8 December 2014
  52. ^ "Hallé/Wigglesworth – review" (The Guardian), 18 February 2014
  53. ^ Thebans review (The Guardian)
  54. ^ 27 review (Saint Louis Post-Dispatch)
  55. ^ Richard Fairman (2014-04-06). "Through His Teeth, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London – review". Financial Times. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  56. ^ Hughes, Hilary (27 January 2014). "Everything You Wanted to Know About the Breaking Bad Opera". Esquire. Retrieved 11 June 2014
  57. ^ Brother H.O. Reed Passes at 103
  58. ^ Conductor Aram Gharabekian Passes Away
  59. ^ Udo Kasemets
  60. ^ Dwight Gustafson, former BJU fine arts dean, remembered as Renaissance man
  61. ^ Alexander Ivashkin obituary (The Guardian)
  62. ^ Musica, morta Elisabetta Barbato (Italian)
  63. ^ Zemřel Gerd Albrecht, dirigent, který rozděloval Českou filharmonii (Czech)
  64. ^ Seattle Times Obituary
  65. ^ Elhunyt Zsigmondy Dénes, Fidelio, 16 February 2014. (Hungarian)
  66. ^ Nicolae Herlea obituary (Romanian)
  67. ^ Marion Thorpe obituary (The Guardian).
  68. ^ Anker Buch obituary (The Strad)
  69. ^ Remembering Harris Goldsmith
  70. ^ Brian Priestman, 87, former Denver Symphony conductor
  71. ^ Famous Armenian composer Konstantin Orbelian died in Los Angeles at 86
  72. ^ Obituary in The Guardian, accessed May 22 2014
  73. ^ George Christie obituary (The Guardian)
  74. ^ Franz-Paul Decker, 90: The old-school conductor who nurtured the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in the Expo years
  75. ^ Elodie Lauten obituary (New York Times)
  76. ^ Italian bass Ivo Vinco dies at 86
  77. ^ Forschungsplatz Orgelbank: Gerd Zacher (1929-2014) (German)
  78. ^ Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos - obituary
  79. ^ Belgian violinist Pierre D’Archambeau Has Died – Aged 87
  80. ^ Julius Rudel, Longtime City Opera Impresario, Dies at 93
  81. ^ Maestro Oscar Yatco passes away
  82. ^ Fallece el gran violinista Lorenzo Álvarez (Spanish)
  83. ^ Lorin Maazel, Intense and Enigmatic Conductor, Dies at 84
  84. ^ Preminula naša koleginica Nataša Danilović (Serbian)
  85. ^ Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, has died; starred at Lyric Opera
  86. ^ Sopraan Cristina Deutekom (82) overleden (Dutch)
  87. ^ "Obituary: Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe". ABC News. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  88. ^ Frans Brüggen obituary (The Guardian)
  89. ^ Licia Albanese 1913-2014
  90. ^ National Artist for Music Francisco Feliciano dies
  91. ^ Componist Konrad Boehmer (73) overleden (Dutch)
  92. ^ Anita Cerquetti obituary (Telegraph)
  93. ^ Cellisten och dirigenten Mats Rondin död (Swedish)
  94. ^ Poslovil se je Pavle Merkù (Slovene)
  95. ^ William Yardley (2014-10-21). "Stephen Paulus, Classical Composer Rich in Lyricism, Dies at 65". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  96. ^ Ian Fraser, famed composer who worked alongside Julie Andrews, dead at 81
  97. ^ Muore Augusto Martelli, una vita in musica da Mina alla Tv (Italian)
  98. ^ ERB, JAMES
  99. ^ Death of Arthur Butterworth
  100. ^ Folk Vocalist Wang Kun Dies, 89
  101. ^ Zemřel hudební skladatel a zpěvák Petr Hapka (Czech)
  102. ^ Morto d’infarto il musicista Manuel De Sica, fratello di Christian (Italian)
  103. ^ Carnatic vocalist Nedanuri Krishnamurthy dies
  104. ^ Knut Nystedt er død (Norwegian)
  105. ^ Cliburn Piano Winner And TCU Professor José Feghali Has Died
  106. ^ Hans Wallat starb mit 85 (German)
  107. ^ David O'Reilly (2014-12-21). "William Stokking, 81, Phila. Orchestra cellist". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  108. ^ Telugu Music Composer Chakri Dies of Heart Attack: Celebrities Condole his Death
  109. ^ Janis Martin, operatic mezzo turned soprano, is dead at 75
  110. ^ Death of Lt. Col. Ray Steadman-Allen
  111. ^ Jerzy Semkow, ninth music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, dies
  112. ^ Pianist Claude Frank, a master Mozartean, 89
  113. ^ Patrick Gowers obituary (The Guardian)
  114. ^ Michael Kennedy - obituary

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