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2010-06-07 12:31:00

World Premiere of First-Ever Recording of Rediscovered Beethoven Works Now Available In Retail Outlets CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In its very first week, Chicago-based Beethoven Project Trio's historic debut CD, The Beethoven Project Trio, rose to #24 on the Billboard Charts, competing internationally against the greatest luminaries in the classical music firmament. The global release of their debut CD marks the first-ever recording of a significant rediscovered work by Beethoven...

2009-08-20 20:11:31

About 1,000 ukulele players gathered in London to simultaneously play Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The eight members of the ukulele ensemble that organized the event said they had expected about 200 people to turn up with ukuleles at Albert Hall Tuesday. Instead, the venue was so packed with players that an accurate count of participants couldn't be made, The Times of London reported Thursday. George Hinchliffe, the orchestra's musical director, said an estimated 1,000 people...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

Edward Reichel's criticism of Keith Lockhart makes me wonder if he is after the conductor's position. I do not appreciate Reichel's advocacy for elitist interpretations of musical compositions. I had the privilege to attend the Utah Symphony's performance of Beethoven's 9th. It touched my soul. It was very well received by those in attendance. The standing ovation was sincere. I, for one, will miss Lockhart's conducting talent. He has contributed to make the Utah Symphony a very...

2008-09-22 00:00:20

By Michael Savage When Beethoven stood up to conduct the first performance of his Fifth Symphony in 1808, he did little to encourage its popularity. While an under-rehearsed orchestra struggled to play the music, the audience, sat in a freezing concert hall, was too cold to care. But 200 years on, the work is enjoying a revival after an unlikely pair of celebrity conductors directed Ludwig van Beethoven's masterpiece during the BBC's reality television series, Maestro. Sales of Symphony...

2008-06-21 06:00:13

By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun Jun. 21--Marin Alsop's inaugural season as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is ending pretty much the way it started, with a program that places a sizable contemporary American work alongside a blockbuster from the standard European canon. In this case, the former is Joan Tower's big and often bracing Concerto for Orchestra; the latter is Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The results Thursday night at the Music Center at Strathmore were also...

2005-12-01 06:27:19

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - A unique manuscript by Ludwig van Beethoven that was lost for more than a century was sold at auction on Thursday for 1.13 million pounds to an anonymous buyer. The final price was at the low end of the pre-sale estimates of up to 1.5 million pounds. "It is not a record, but it is an excellent price," said a spokeswoman for Sotheby's, noting that the record price for a Beethoven manuscript, of 2.13 million pounds, was set by the composer's Ninth...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.