September, 2015

Artists > Interviews > Connecting the world’s musicians - In Touch with Encore founder James McAulay
by William Cole | September 30th, 2015

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In Touch with Encore founder James McAulay

The classical music world today is rife with startups – everywhere you look, there are exciting new orchestras, opera companies, choirs, and all manner of small ensembles. Yet while there are many people working at rethinking the way we experience [...] more >>

Composers > Inspiration > Esa-Pekka Salonen: - Mania for Solo Cello and Ensemble -
by Georg Predota | September 29th, 2015

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In 1997, conductor Claudio Abbado had a somewhat novel idea. He was looking to establish an independent and free international orchestra that plays at the highest artistic level. Instead of relying on a dedicated government funding structure, Abbado envisioned an [...] more >>

Composers > Anecdotes > Philip Glass: Composer and Taxi Driver
by Georg Predota | September 27th, 2015

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In order to pay rent, composers frequently take up secondary jobs. Borodin was a licensed chemist, Ives worked in the insurance industry, and the pioneer of minimalist music Philip Glass supported himself by working as a plumber, furniture mover and [...] more >>