MirĂ³ Quartet's Transcendence Out Today

Miro Quartet
Miro Quartet

On September 1st, in celebration of their 20th year, the highly acclaimed, internationally touring Miró Quartet is parting ways with their record label and taking the reins of their musical career with a unique move that will give people everywhere an opportunity to experience their music for free.  

Throughout September, the quartet will offer downloads their latest release, Transcendence, a recording of Franz Schubert’s masterwork String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887– at no cost to the public along with free streaming of their Emmy-award winning documentary about the project—directly from their new website. But they are not stopping there. 

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Marin Alsop named director of graduate conducting at Peabody Institute

Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop, an inspiring and powerful leader in the international music scene, has been appointed to lead the graduate conducting program at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

Alsop, music director of both the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Sa~o Paulo Symphony Orchestra, is recognized for her deep commitment to education and her gift for communicating with and building audiences. She first joined the Peabody conducting faculty in 2006 as a Distinguished Visiting Artist.

"We're simply thrilled that Marin Alsop has agreed to step into this leadership position at Peabody," says Fred Bronstein, dean of the Peabody Institute. "Her bold vision and innovative approach will further enhance our conducting program—already one of the strongest in the nation—and our students will benefit tremendously from this increased opportunity to work with a conductor of Marin's caliber. And at a time when Peabody is focusing increasingly on what it means to be a citizen-artist in the 21st century, there is no better practitioner than Marin Alsop as exemplified through her commitment to education, community engagement, and an innate talent for making music meaningful to so many different audiences." ... »

Norman Lebrecht Album of the Week

Daniil Trifonov
Sinfini Music

No pianist under forty exerts the level of fascination that Daniil Trifonov achieves, concludes Norman Lebrecht after grappling with an extraordinary disc that is by turns intriguing and inscrutable. ... »