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Audience Member Interrupts Daniel Hope Private Concert with Skype Call

Audience Member Interrupts Daniel Hope Private Concert with Skype Call >>

While it may have become commonplace in the theater, cell phone usage may have bled into classical as well. During a Daniel Hope concert, a woman engaged in a Skype call to show the violinist performing an encore during a private show in Brussels.

Classicalite's Five Best: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Classicalite's Five Best: ALS Ice Bucket Challenges >>

From tenors to violinists, all of them getting iced...

EXCLUSIVE: Violinist Daniel Hope on Yehudi Menuhin, Carl Sagan and the Music of His Solo Album ‘Spheres’ on DG

EXCLUSIVE: Violinist Daniel Hope on Yehudi Menuhin, Carl Sagan and the Music of His Solo Album ‘Spheres’ on DG >>

British violinist Daniel Hope tells the story of the exceptionally long gestation period of his latest solo album, 'Spheres.'

EXCLUSIVE: Violinist Daniel Hope Talks ‘Vivaldi Recomposed,’ Max Richter’s Re-Imagining of ‘The Four Seasons’ on DG/Universal

EXCLUSIVE: Violinist Daniel Hope Talks ‘Vivaldi Recomposed,’ Max Richter’s Re-Imagining of ‘The Four Seasons’ on DG/Universal >>

Daniel Hope, violin soloist of Max Richter's 'Vivaldi Recomposed,' talks about his initial adverse reaction to the idea of rewriting Vivaldi, and how Richter's imaginative version thoroughly won him over.

Springtime for Hitler

Springtime for Richter: Brit Composer Max and Violinist Daniel Hope Recompose Vivaldi's Spring Allegro for New Season on DG >>

Close your eyes. Pretend it isn't raining (though it is at the place and time of writing, here well after the official first day of spring in New York). And listen up, as Max Richter, Daniel Hope and Vivaldi usher in the latest spring on record.

UPDATE: Alice Herz-Sommer, World's Oldest Pianist and Holocaust Survivor, Dead At 110 >>

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.

Alice Herz-Sommer, World's Oldest Pianist (and Holocaust Survivor), Turns 110 >>

This Chanukah, the world’s oldest pianist is celebrating her 110th birthday. Alice Herz-Sommer, these days resident in London, survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp to enjoy a distinguished career.

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