Capturing the Light and Shade of two colourful concertos – Yuja Wang plays Ravel With their combination of jazz rhythms, sensual beauty and spiky vitality, Ravel’s two piano concertos illustrate her point to perfection, as will be heard on her new album – to be released in October. It also features the original piano solo version of Fauré’s Ballade in F sharp major op. 19. Virtuoso Chopin recitals, artist unknown Deutsche Grammophon and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute launch a bold strategic partnership to connect global audiences with Chopin’s music and the best of the International Chopin Piano Competition. An album of the winner’s performances at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition to be released on 6 November. After only one year, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons Announce Extension of Nelsons’ Contract as BSO Music Director Through 2022 The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons have reached an agreement to extend Mr. Nelsons’ contract as BSO Music Director through the 2021-22 season, following his extraordinary first year in that role, having received virtually unanimous praise and universal enthusiasm for his work with the orchestra from critics and audiences alike. Trifonov’s tribute to the Last of the Romantics Star pianist Daniil Trifonov lights up Rachmaninov’s Paganini Rhapsody and keyboard variations as well as his own Rachmaniana in a first studio album for Deutsche Grammophon. Fabulous Fagioli Deutsche Grammophon signs first countertenor in label’s history, adding superstar singer Franco Fagioli to its illustrious family of artists. Anna Netrebko Performed Sensational Open-air Concert with Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson at Munich’s Königsplatz Almost 15,000 people gathered at the Königsplatz in Munich on Saturday 27 June for an open-air concert headlined by Anna Netrebko. The great Russian soprano was joined by fellow opera superstars Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson for an event certain to live long in the memory. Max Richter releases eight-hour overnight piece, SLEEP One of Britain’s leading contemporary composers has written what is thought to be the longest single piece of classical music ever to be recorded. SLEEP is eight hours long – and is actually and genuinely intended to send the listener to sleep.“It’s an eight-hour lullaby,” says its composer, Max Richter.

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