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July 7, 1860 marks the birthday of Gustav Mahler one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. #happybirthday #conductor #conducting #composer #composing #gustavmahler

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Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli 12 February 1923 – 15 June 2019 Best known as Franco Zeffirelli, was an Italian director and producer of operas, films and television. He was also a senator from 1994 till 2001 for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia party. • “The critics sometimes found his work overstuffed, with more attention paid to décor than to human beings. But audiences ate it up for decades.” New York Times • “The only rival to his onscreen extravagance was his decadent opera and theater productions…Zeffirelli worked closely with Maria Callas, directing her in La Traviata and Tosca.” Vulture • “It was sometimes said that Mr. Zeffirelli was beloved by everyone except music reviewers, some of whom disparaged his style as excessive to the point of taking attention away from the music.” The Washington Post • “IF THE MEASURE of an artist’s impact on an art form is gauged in terms of his name becoming an adjective, surely Franco Zeffirelli delighted in his opera productions being described as “Zeffirellian.” His aesthetic sense extended far beyond opera, to cinema, acting and his public presentation of himself.” Opera News • He was also known for several of the movies he directed, especially the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His 1967 version of The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton remains the best-known film adaptation of that play as well. • • • @brookesheilds @Donovan @metopera @nytimes @operanews @viennastateopera @teatroallascala @vulture • • • #joansutherland #luciadilammermoor #mariacallas #tosca #latraviata #romeoandjuliet #antonyandcleopatra #leontyneprice #judidench #thetamingoftheshrew #richardburton #elizabethtaylor #laboheme #endlesslove #stfrancisofassisi #oscarnominated #RIP #musicmonday

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Our 2018 Composer of the Year Mason Bates has five U.S. orchestras as co-commissioners for a “multimedia work that integrates film and pre­recorded sound with live orchestra performance” titled “World’s Greatest Synth: The Making of the Orchestra”. Bates is among one of the very few composers who successfully mixes electronics with (and usually in a) symphony orchestra. The premiere is set for March of 2020 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Edwin Outwater. For Chicago, the commission honors the 100th anniversary of its concerts for children, established in 1919 under Music Director Frederick Stock. • • • @mas0nbates @chicagosymphony @sfsymphony @nso_musicians @pittsburgh_symphony_orchestra @dallassymphony @eoutwater #2018 #composeroftheyear #electronicmusic #symphonicmusic #dj #breakingnews

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For more than half a century, Musical America has recognized each year’s stellar performers with its coveted awards. The annual award categories are Conductor, Instrumentalist, Composer, Vocalist and Musician of the Year, which is given for overall achievement. Other awards are presented, depending on the year, for Ensemble, Educator and Collaborative Pianist. The artists who have accepted their awards represent the pinnacle of artistic achievement during the last five decades. These acclaimed artists and performers include: Leonard Bernstein • Igor Stravinsky • Vladimir Horowitz • Beverly Sills • George Balanchine • Arthur Rubinstein • Itzhak Perlman • Isaac Stern • Marilyn Horne • Andre Previn • Wynton Marsalis • Yo-Yo Ma • Audra McDonald • Peter Sellars • Yannick Nézet-Séguin • • • @itzhakperlmanofficial @wyntonmarsalis @audramcdonald @yoyoma.official #leonardbernstein #igorstravinsky #vladimirhorowitz #beverlysills #georgebalanchine #arthurrubenstein #isaacstern #marilynhorne #andreprevin #petersellars #tbt #throwbackthursday

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2009 Artist of the Year Yo-Yo Ma & 2009 Conductor of the Year Marin Alsop • • • @marinalsop.conductor @yoyoma.official #FlashbackFriday #classicalmusic #conductor #cellist #collaborator #musicalamerica2009 #awards #awardwinners

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Happy Birthday to Zubin Mehta our 1980 Artist of the Year! 🎈🎂 • • • @israel_philharmonic @laphil @nyphilharmonic #april29 #kennedycenterhonors #viennastateopera #royalliverpoolphilharmonic #montrealsymphonyorchestra #musicmaking #orchestras #conducting #conductor #musicdirector #maestro

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Wu Man post-award interview. #musicalamerica #classicalmusic #wuman

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Joyce DiDonato's Vocalist of the Year award. #classicalmusic #musicalamerica

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Maestro Dudamel talking to the crowd at the awards. #classicalmusic #dudamel #musicalamerica

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The Maestro holding his award. Musical America Musician of the Year. #classicalmusic #dudamel #musicalamerica

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Dudamel about to stand up to receive the Musician of the Year award. #classicalmusic #musicalamerica #dudamel

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One more of Joyce.

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Joyce DiDonato, Vocalist of the Year. #classicalmusic #musicalamerica

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Listening to Wu Man at the Musical America awards. #classicalmusic #musicalamerica

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Wu Man accepting her award. #classicalmusic

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Jose Antonio Abreu accepting the Educator of the Year award. #classicalmusic #musicalamerica

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Dudamel and Abreu at the awards. #classicalmusic

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David Lang accepting Composer of the Year at the awards. #classicalmusic