'Frozen: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' features 10 original tunes from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, as well as 22 score pieces composed by Christophe Beck.
Evgeny Kissin has pulled off a brilliant coup with his latest project, an exploration of Jewish music and Yiddish poetry--both performed by him. And the performance, at Washington's Kennedy Center, was hailed by Washington Post critic Anne Midgette as one of the finest things she had ever witnessed.
Paco De Lucía, a superstar among flamenco guitarists, has died aged 66. Born Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes, and best known for his flamenco albums, he also played classical and jazz. Some of his finest collaborations were in these spheres, as with the jazz guitar star John McLaughlin.
Broadway is Dark Tonight: Scars, umm, stars are lighting up Broadway in limited-run plays that might just prove box office gold for New York's star-fucking theater industry.
"He's going to go down in the history books as a great artist." -- Bonnie Floor, a Georgia artist who told Fox 5 Atlanta that she spent a month in Boca Raton, Fla. teaching the president how to paint.
Seal has been the surprise-hit stand-in for Andris Nelsons several times, and now announces that he will give up his CBSO violin post for conducting full-time.
UPDATE: Classicalite is indeed deeply sadened to report that pianist Alice Herz-Sommer has passed away. She was, as we last reported, 110 years old. Of the fount of tributes pouring in, we like this one from Haaretz best.
Famous for decades for its jazz scene, Cape Town is starting to stand out for its electronic music as lovers of the aural avant-garde establish the southern tip of Africa as a centre of innovation, pushing the boundaries of popular sound.
On Friday, a group of art collectors and dealers filed a lawsuit against the Keith Haring Foundation, claiming that it has cost them at least $40 million, by publicly labeling around 80 paintings by the late artist "counterfeit" and "fake’" and by failing to fully evaluate them.
"Kissing Coppers," a black-and-white stencil of two British police officers kissing in close embrace, was purchased by an anonymous telephone buyer, Fine Art Auctions Miami said. The work originally appeared on the side of the Prince Albert Pub in Brighton, England, in 2005.
"In these times when kids have so many options, I was hoping with this piece aimed at people under the age of 10 to inspire them to explore the orchestra," said Wallfisch.
A fun piece from the Huffington Post lines up the top Grammy bloopers. Our favorite? Without a shadow of a doubt, Billy Joel's 1993 blowback at ad execs.
The American soprano Danielle de Niese, has told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that the era of the "fat lady" stereotype in opera is over. Or rather that it has no basis in fact, though it might linger in the media and people's imaginations.
Limelight magazine, recently saved from closure by a last-minute new publisher, reports that Musica Viva Australia has introduced "tweet seats." It's an increasingly popular facility that allocates seats to dedicated tweeters, who send out their messages during a performance and urge their own followers and online connections to spread the word.
The Chinese piano superstar has a very different take on the classical masters.