2014 in classical music

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List of years in classical music

Events[edit]

New works[edit]

Opera premieres[edit]

Albums[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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

Avery Fisher Prize[edit]

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. ^ "Arvo Volmer ist der neue Chefdirigent des Haydn Orchesters" (Press release). Orchestra Haydn. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 2015-10-28. 
  8. ^ Academy of St Martin in the Fields - Sir Neville Marriner's Birthday Celebration Concert. Accessed 10 September 2014
  9. ^ "Mariss Jansons bids farewell", Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra announcement Archived 2014-04-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Canadian Tenor Ben Heppner Announces Retirement From Singing", Opera News, 24 April 2014. Accessed 7 November 2014
  11. ^ "Osmo Vänskä to return as Minnesota Orchestra music director" (Press release). Minnesota Orchestra. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  12. ^ Mark Brown (2014-10-18). "Julian Lloyd Webber 'devastated' over end of cello career". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  13. ^ "Ulf Schirmer verlässt 2017 den Bayerischen Rundfunk". Abendzeitung München. 2014-05-06. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  14. ^ Tom Huizenga (2014-05-13). "Anonymous 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (But They're Doing It)". National Public Radio. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ 'Gustavo Gimeno new MD of the OPL', KD Schmid press release, 6 June 2014
  17. ^ "42nd Festival Honours Gülsin Onay and Zubin Mehta". Accessed 7 Nov 2014
  18. ^ Andrew Clements (2014-07-17). "Start of Proms marks end of Roger Wright's tenure as director". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  19. ^ Judith Weir appointed Master of the Queen's Music, 21 July 2014
  20. ^ "DR SymfoniOrkestret får ny italiensk chefdirigent". Danish Broadcasting Corporation. 2014-08-31. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  21. ^ "Susanna Mälkki appointed Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra" (Press release). Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. 1 September 2014. Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  22. ^ "Kirill Karabits Appointed Artistic Director of I,CULTURE Orchestra" (Press release). Harrison Parrott. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  23. ^ "Welser-Möst tritt als Musikdirektor der Staatsoper zurück". Der Standard. 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  24. ^ Review of Prom 67, 2014 Proms (The Guardian)
  25. ^ "BBC Two - BBC Proms, 2014 Season, Last Night of the Proms - Part 1". BBC. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "Rising Star Takes Up the Baton With Sinfonia Viva" (Press release). sinfonia ViVA. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  27. ^ "Arts Council chief Alan Davey to run BBC Radio 3". BBC News. 2014-09-26. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  28. ^ "Daniele Gatti Appointed Chief Conductor of RCO", Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra announcement Archived 2014-10-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  29. ^ Ronni Reich (2014-10-08). "Music director Jacques Lacombe to leave New Jersey Symphony Orchestra". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  30. ^ Alex Ross, "Long Wake". The New Yorker, 3 November 2014
  31. ^ "Donald Runnicles to become BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Emeritus" (Press release). BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  32. ^ Raymond Johnston (2014-10-22). "PKF - Prague Philharmonia names new conductor". Prague Post. Archived from the original on 2015-09-27. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  33. ^ "Michael Gielen beendet Dirigierkarriere". Klassik.com. Accessed 11 January 2015
  34. ^ "Jun Märkl named chief conductor of the Basque National Orchestra" (Press release). Basque National Orchestra (Euskadiko Orkestra). 3 November 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-26. 
  35. ^ "Gijs Leenaars named as new Principal Conductor of Berlin Radio Choir" (Press release). Berlin Radio Choir. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 2015-10-28. 
  36. ^ Howard Pousner, "Atlanta Symphony musicians, management agree to four-year deal; concerts to start Nov. 13". Atlanta Journal-Constitution "ArtsCulture" blog, 8 November 2014
  37. ^ "Police and protesters clash in Milan as La Scala opera season opens", The Guardian, 8 December 2014. Accessed 10 Dec 2014
  38. ^ The Guardian review of 20 December 2014 concert by the Hilliard Ensemble at Wigmore Hall
  39. ^ John Allison, "Park Lane Group Young Artists, Purcell Room, review". Telegraph, 11 January 2014
  40. ^ hr-Sinfonieorchester programme listing 6 February 2014
  41. ^ Kölner Philharmonie programme listing, 7 February 2014
  42. ^ "Arvo Pärt premieres his latest work at Salzburg's Mozartwoche". Estonian World, 29 January 2014
  43. ^ Southbank Centre website. Accessed 12 January 2014
  44. ^ a b c d e f g h i j ECLAT 2014 programme
  45. ^ Zachary Woolfe (2014-02-23). "Ominous Stirrings In a Fitful Realm". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  46. ^ Schott EAM, "Georg Friedrich Haas's Concerto Grosso No. 1 Debuts with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra". 25 February 2014
  47. ^ David Kettle (2014-05-16). "Tectonics festival, Glasgow, review: 'bewilderingly diverse'". Telegraph. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  48. ^ 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. 
  49. ^ Southbank Centre: LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 2013/14. Accessed 12 January 2014
  50. ^ George Hall (2014-07-24). "Prom 7: BBCSO/Bělohlávek review – Tavener, Shostakovich and Bartók". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  51. ^ George Hall (2014-08-05). "Prom 25: Tallis Scholars/Phillips review – sheer sonic beauty". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  52. ^ Andrew Clements (2014-07-28). "Prom 14: BBCNOW/Fischer review – virtuosity pushed to the limits". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  53. ^ Tim Ashley (2014-07-30). "Prom 16: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic/Goetzel – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  54. ^ George Hall (2014-07-29). "Prom 15 BBCSO/Pons review – harmonic and orchestral sophistication". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  55. ^ Review of Prom 41, 2014 (The Guardian)
  56. ^ Benjamin Grosvenor (2014-08-29). "Proms 2014: when Benjamin Grosvenor met Judith Weir". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  57. ^ Tim Ashley (2014-09-14). "The Last Night of the Proms review – Oramo is the perfect maitre d'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  58. ^ [1]. Accessed 8 December 2014
  59. ^ Kimito Island Music Festival 8.7.2014 Kimito church. Sonja Korkeala, Katinka Korkeala (violin), Hariolf Schlichtig (viola), Samuli Peltonen (cello)
  60. ^ "Hallé/Wigglesworth – review" (The Guardian), 18 February 2014
  61. ^ Oteri, Frank J. (April 20, 2015). "Julia Wolfe Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music". NewMusicBox. Retrieved May 25, 2015. 
  62. ^ Göteborgs Symfoniker programme, 10 May 2014
  63. ^ Thebans review (The Guardian)
  64. ^ 27 review (Saint Louis Post-Dispatch)
  65. ^ Richard Fairman (2014-04-06). "Through His Teeth, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London – review". Financial Times. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  66. ^ Hughes, Hilary (27 January 2014). "Everything You Wanted to Know About the Breaking Bad Opera". Esquire. Retrieved 11 June 2014
  67. ^ Bayerische Staatsoper (2014). "Cast list: Zeisls Hiob" on Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera) website, accessed 1 February 2015. (In German).
  68. ^ Brother H.O. Reed Passes at 103 Archived 2014-01-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  69. ^ Conductor Aram Gharabekian Passes Away
  70. ^ Udo Kasemets
  71. ^ Dwight Gustafson, former BJU fine arts dean, remembered as Renaissance man Archived 2014-01-29 at Archive.is
  72. ^ Alexander Ivashkin obituary (The Guardian)
  73. ^ Musica, morta Elisabetta Barbato (in Italian)
  74. ^ Zemřel Gerd Albrecht, dirigent, který rozděloval Českou filharmonii (in Czech)
  75. ^ Seattle Times Obituary
  76. ^ Elhunyt Zsigmondy Dénes, Fidelio, 16 February 2014. (in Hungarian)
  77. ^ Nicolae Herlea obituary (in Romanian)
  78. ^ Marion Thorpe obituary (The Guardian).
  79. ^ Anker Buch obituary (The Strad)
  80. ^ Remembering Harris Goldsmith
  81. ^ Brian Priestman, 87, former Denver Symphony conductor
  82. ^ Famous Armenian composer Konstantin Orbelian died in Los Angeles at 86
  83. ^ Obituary in The Guardian, accessed May 22, 2014
  84. ^ George Christie obituary (The Guardian)
  85. ^ Franz-Paul Decker, 90: The old-school conductor who nurtured the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in the Expo years
  86. ^ Elodie Lauten obituary (New York Times)
  87. ^ Italian bass Ivo Vinco dies at 86 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  88. ^ Forschungsplatz Orgelbank: Gerd Zacher (1929-2014) (in German)
  89. ^ Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos – obituary
  90. ^ Belgian violinist Pierre D’Archambeau Has Died – Aged 87
  91. ^ Julius Rudel, Longtime City Opera Impresario, Dies at 93
  92. ^ Maestro Oscar Yatco passes away
  93. ^ Fallece el gran violinista Lorenzo Álvarez (in Spanish)
  94. ^ Lorin Maazel, Intense and Enigmatic Conductor, Dies at 84
  95. ^ Preminula naša koleginica Nataša Danilović (in Serbian)
  96. ^ Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, has died; starred at Lyric Opera
  97. ^ Sopraan Cristina Deutekom (82) overleden (in Dutch)
  98. ^ "Obituary: Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe". ABC News. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  99. ^ Frans Brüggen obituary (The Guardian)
  100. ^ Licia Albanese 1913-2014
  101. ^ National Artist for Music Francisco Feliciano dies
  102. ^ Componist Konrad Boehmer (73) overleden (in Dutch)
  103. ^ Anita Cerquetti obituary (Telegraph)
  104. ^ Cellisten och dirigenten Mats Rondin död Archived October 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. (in Swedish)
  105. ^ Poslovil se je Pavle Merkù (in Slovene)
  106. ^ William Yardley (2014-10-21). "Stephen Paulus, Classical Composer Rich in Lyricism, Dies at 65". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  107. ^ Ian Fraser, famed composer who worked alongside Julie Andrews, dead at 81
  108. ^ Muore Augusto Martelli, una vita in musica da Mina alla Tv (in Italian)
  109. ^ ERB, JAMES
  110. ^ Death of Arthur Butterworth
  111. ^ Folk Vocalist Wang Kun Dies, 89 Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  112. ^ Zemřel hudební skladatel a zpěvák Petr Hapka (in Czech)
  113. ^ Morto d’infarto il musicista Manuel De Sica, fratello di Christian (in Italian)
  114. ^ Carnatic vocalist Nedanuri Krishnamurthy dies
  115. ^ Knut Nystedt er død (in Norwegian)
  116. ^ Cliburn Piano Winner And TCU Professor José Feghali Has Died
  117. ^ Hans Wallat starb mit 85 (in German)
  118. ^ David O'Reilly (2014-12-21). "William Stokking, 81, Phila. Orchestra cellist". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-04-08. 
  119. ^ Telugu Music Composer Chakri Dies of Heart Attack: Celebrities Condole his Death
  120. ^ Janis Martin, operatic mezzo turned soprano, is dead at 75
  121. ^ Death of Lt. Col. Ray Steadman-Allen
  122. ^ Jerzy Semkow, ninth music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, dies
  123. ^ Pianist Claude Frank, a master Mozartean, 89
  124. ^ Patrick Gowers obituary (The Guardian)
  125. ^ Michael Kennedy – obituary

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