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News - Music Sales Classical News - December 2012


Scanner joins Music Sales

Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, an exceptionally creative artist and composer, has entered a long term publishing agreement with Chester Music, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies.

Scanner is an artist, writer, plasticien sonore and composer working in London. His work traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, connecting a bewilderingly diverse array of genres - a partial list of which would include sound design, film scores, computer music, avant garde, contemporary composition, large-scale multimedia performances, product design, architecture, fashion design, rock music and jazz.
Hans Abrahamsen

Abrahamsen at 60

Hans Abrahamsen turns 60 on December 23 – but has no time to rest. The Danish composer has many great performances, exciting commissions, and projects lined up all over the world.

David Lang

David Lang
Composer of the Year

Musical America announced that David Lang is the recipient of their 2013 Composer of the Year Award, an apt distinction for one of the country’s pre-eminent compositional voices.

Tan Dun

Tan Dun's Nature

Tan Dun’s new Percussion Concerto: Tears of Nature receives its official world premiere on December 13 in Lubeck, Germany, with Martin Grubinger as soloist and the composer conducting.


Hearing Voices

Kronos Quartet

Cadbury Premiere

Choral News

Bryce Dessner

Joby Talbot's Alice in DC

Spanish Soundtracks

Carsten Dahl's 5th Dimension

Vocal Excellence

Alberto Iglesias

British Composer Awards

Einaudi Re–signs with Chester
Esa-Pekka Salonen

Salonen and Lutoslawski

Declaring his devotion to the music of Witold Lutoslawski, Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct performances of his music in the US and Europe, celebrating the centenary of the Polish composer’s birth.

Cello Concerti

New Cello Concerti

Cello concerti are trending for 2013. The New Year brings four new additions to the repertoire from a variety of composers including Nico Muhly, Avner Dorman, Augusta Read Thomas, and Aaron Jay Kernis.

Howard Blake

Blake's 'Snowman'

A score of orchestras will perform Howard Blake's music from the popular animated film "The Snowman" at concerts during the holiday season.

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