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Archive for April 20, 2015

Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Soundscapes Evoke Iceland’s Otherworldly Terrain

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A country of volcanoes and glaciers, fjords and auroras, Iceland is one of the most remarkable places on earth. The country’s almost otherworldly landscapes have inspired Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s latest more…

Julia Wolfe Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music

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Julia Wolfe received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her composition “Anthracite Fields,” just announced at 3:00 pm EST. Judges described Wolfe’s work as a “powerful oratorio for chorus more…

VIDEO: 7 of Frederica von Stade’s Favorite Memories

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Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade shared some of her of favorite memories in a backstage interview at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, just after rehearsals for A Coffin in Egypt at Chicago more…