The United Nations’ cultural agency, Unesco, has inscripted reggae—a uniquely Jamaican musical tradition—into its collection of important cultural practices around the world.
The piece, one of the few works arranged and performed at Auschwitz to remain in tact, is titled “The Most Beautiful Time of Life” (Die Schönste Zeit des Lebens).
A customer insight report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) recently found that 38% of consumers are still obtaining music illegally.
Kirill Serebrennikov, a leading stage and film director in Russia, is currently directing a production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte from 1,400 miles away.
Kaitlyn Hova and her husband, cofounders of Hova Labs, have recently created the Hovalin, a 3D printable acoustic violin.
The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra recently delved into the world of 3D printing. They spent 18 months creating a fine-tuned, 3D printed replica of an acoustic violin.
This fellowship program, launched in August, provides four string musicians looking to further or begin a musical performance career with a variety of opportunities.
In 1980, a Stradivarius violin was stolen right out of the office of Roman Totenberg at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and remained missing for 35 years. In 2015, it was found and returned to his daughters.
In celebration of Bernie Taupin’s 50th anniversary of writing with Sir Elton John, Julien’s Auctions will be holding an auction of Taupin’s personal belongings on November 9, 2018. The event will be hosted at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York and online at juliensauctions.com.