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BRIEF: Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Record for Deutsche Grammophon, David Bowie's 'Man Who Fell to Earth' Off-Broadway, ASCAP & BMI Killing Philadelphia Jazz?, New York City Ballet Pointes

By Classicalite Newsdesk l.young@classicalite.com on Apr 03, 2015 08:04 PM EDT

Here at Classicalite--be it classical, jazz, theater or dance--arts news gets made fresh every single day.

So, in a highly clickable manner befitting of the Internet, here, then, are Classicalite's top four stories for today...

Breaking: Andris Nelsons signs with DG [Slipped Disc]

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Deutsche Grammophon have announced a new partnership that will feature a series of live recordings under the direction of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons. This new recording initiative will launch with a project entitled Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow, focusing on works composed during the period of Shostakovich’s difficult relationship with Stalin and the Soviet regime—starting with his fall from favor in the mid-1930s and the composition and highly acclaimed premiere of his Fifth Symphony, and through the premiere of the composer’s Tenth Symphony, one of the composer’s finest, most characteristic orchestral works, purportedly written as a response to Stalin’s death.

David Bowie to Freak Out Audiences With an Off-Broadway Version of The Man Who Fell to Earth [Vulture]
The play, which is called Lazarus, is a collaboration with Once's Enda Walsh and director Ivo van Hove, and it will open at the New York Theater Workshop in late 2015.

The day the music ... spied? [Philly.com]
This question keeps coming up: How does BMI, ASCAP and SESAC even know who is playing original music and who is playing their copyrighted jazz standards? Are there jazz spies among us?

New York City Ballet, Pointe by Pointe [T Magazine]
The troupe, which opens its spring season this month with a festival of Balanchine’s famously stark Black & White ballets and a new staging of current ballet master-in-chief Peter Martins’s “La Sylphide,” counts 93 members in its ranks and hundreds more in its prestigious School of American Ballet.

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TagsAndris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Grammophon, David Bowie, ASCAP, BMI, New York City Ballet