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May 24, 1996 | By Peter Dobrin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the first time in decades, the Philadelphia Orchestra may soon find itself without a recording deal. The orchestra's contract with recording company EMI expires in September and, although talks continue, an EMI executive says a new contract is not forthcoming. "It would be nice, but under the current terms there can be no contract," Peter Alward, EMI's vice president for Artists & Repertoire, said in a phone interview yesterday from his London office. "At present, I'm not able to commit to any recordings after September.
BUSINESS
September 22, 2012
In the Region Biotechs rise on study news Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. rose after U.S. regulators allowed studies to resume of a combination of its enzyme with partner ViroPharma Inc.'s Cinryze drug to treat hereditary angioedema. Halozyme increased 24 percent, or $1.54, to close at $7.95. The Food and Drug Administration , which had halted a trial Aug. 1 over concerns with a different product that had been rejected by regulators, now believes the safety issues were limited to that other program, according to a statement issued by the companies.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1988 | By Lesley Valdes, Inquirer Music Critic
Thirty years ago, EMI initiated its invaluable Great Recordings of the Century series with basso Feodor Chaliapin. Those transfers from the original 78s have been processed through compact-disc technology, and Russian Opera Arias/Feodor Chaliapin (CDH 7610092) is emphatically recommended to those updating their libraries or simply getting acquainted with the most splendid singing actor known to operatic history. The compact disc surveys most of the 1958 LP's territory, namely live performances from 1926 to 1931, roughly the last decade of Chaliapin's career.
NEWS
October 9, 1996 | By Peter Dobrin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra yesterday offered to take a hiatus from their strike in order to salvage the orchestra's last planned recording with EMI. Thanks, but no thanks, said Peter Alward, the rec-ord label's vice president for artists and repertoire, citing his belief that such works must be performed live, in concert, before they can be ready to be recorded in the studio. "I believe musicians only really come to grips with something when they have got eyes staring at them from the public," said Alward in a phone interview from London.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 1987 | By TOM DI NARDO, Daily News Classical Music Writer
What could be a better holiday gift than a silver compact disc packed with great music? For those last-minute selections, the following discs are guaranteed to please any music lover. The new Riccardo Muti/La Scala recording of the Verdi Requiem (EMI) has been eagerly anticipated, with tenor Luciano Pavarotti borrowed from London Records for the June live-performance sessions. Soprano Cheryl Studer, mezzo Dolora Zajic, and bass Samuel Ramey are the other soloists, and all four singers are as impressive as the La Scala orchestra and chorus.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 1996 | By Daniel Webster, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Two Philadelphia Orchestra recordings, one of them among the last made under a recently canceled contract with EMI, were released during the orchestra's 64-day strike. EMI issued its pairing of music director Wolfgang Sawallisch with the orchestra in some little-played Wagner works, and Sony released a collection of three new cello concertos, performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the orchestra conducted by David Zinman. The repertoire tends to define the difference in the relationship between the two companies and the orchestra.
NEWS
January 14, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
When we last heard from Free Energy, the hook-happy Philadelphia rock quintet was touring hard behind its grabby 2010 debut album, Stuck on Nothing . The disc came with both hipster cred and corporate muscle, since it was produced by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and released on his DFA Records in conjunction with EMI, one of the few remaining major music labels. Three years down the road, Free Energy is back - but this time they're on their own. On Tuesday, the band will release its seriously catchy second album, Love Sign (***)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1991 | By Daniel Webster, Inquirer Music Critic
Riccardo Muti's appointment as music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra came the day of the Three Mile Island accident in 1979, and many felt he was stepping into a recording scene almost as rich in disaster potential as the events at the nuclear power plant. The major U.S. recording companies had been made almost irrelevant by firms able to take advantage of lower costs in Europe. And Philadelphia, which had become the most-recorded American orchestra in the 1960s and early 1970s, was recording less and less.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1986 | By TOM DI NARDO, Daily News Classical Music Writer
Let's spotlight the contributions of some outstanding female musicians - singers and pianists - that make the following new records such emphatic successes. "Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi. " Agnes Baltsa, Edita Gruberova, Dano Raffanti, Gwynne Howell, John Tomlinson; Royal Opera House of Covent Garden Orchestra and Chorus/Riccardo Muti (EMI-2 discs). Muti continues to traverse the compositions based on Romeo and Juliet - he's recorded the Tchaikovsky with the Philharmonia, and the suite from the Prokofiev with the Philadelphia (with the Berlioz being taped in the park this week)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 1989 | By Tom Di Nardo, Daily News Classical Music Writer
Music represents the ideal holiday gift, because the appreciation continues into the years ahead. But if the sea of CD choices overwhelms you when you enter a record store, this gift list is for you. The Philadelphia Orchestra rarely records with guest conductors, but their rapport with Wolfgang Sawallisch led to a marvelous disc of Dvorak's Ninth ("New World") Symphony and Scherzo Capriccioso on EMI. They give the familiar music a reading of radiance, passion, and power, putting it up in the rarefied realm of the Kertesz, Walter, and Dohnanyi discs.
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NEWS
August 25, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Somewhere on the path to immortality, Maria Callas and Leonard Bernstein transcended boxed-set recording anthologies. Now they have shrines. For the price of more votive candles than you can count, La Divina (Callas' canonized name) rises again in the 69-disc Maria Callas Complete Studio Recordings , arriving in September with her own artist page on iTunes (a rare tribute in classical circles). And that doesn't include her prized live recordings. Vying with it for shelf space is The Leonard Bernstein Collection, with 60 discs of his later-in-life recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, some overlooked amid the CD frenzy of the 1980s.
NEWS
January 14, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
When we last heard from Free Energy, the hook-happy Philadelphia rock quintet was touring hard behind its grabby 2010 debut album, Stuck on Nothing . The disc came with both hipster cred and corporate muscle, since it was produced by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and released on his DFA Records in conjunction with EMI, one of the few remaining major music labels. Three years down the road, Free Energy is back - but this time they're on their own. On Tuesday, the band will release its seriously catchy second album, Love Sign (***)
BUSINESS
September 22, 2012
In the Region Biotechs rise on study news Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. rose after U.S. regulators allowed studies to resume of a combination of its enzyme with partner ViroPharma Inc.'s Cinryze drug to treat hereditary angioedema. Halozyme increased 24 percent, or $1.54, to close at $7.95. The Food and Drug Administration , which had halted a trial Aug. 1 over concerns with a different product that had been rejected by regulators, now believes the safety issues were limited to that other program, according to a statement issued by the companies.
NEWS
November 6, 2011 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
If you despair of the direction of today's youth, the general torpor and indifference of so many, head to Central High. Visiting this school, one of the region's academic treasures, a United Nations of young talent, always makes me feel better about teenagers, Philadelphia, and, well, almost everything. There should be a dozen Centrals, and the day that occurs, we can claim success. Central is home to many remarkable students, including sophomore Afaq Mahmoud, whom her friends call Fofo, pronounced "Fufu.
NEWS
August 19, 2008 | By David Patrick Stearns INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Though the 1970s are recent history amid the passing centuries of classical music, the new EMI boxed set Youri Egorov: The Master Pianist arrives like something out of a time warp (Oh yeah! Remember him?), from the era when this young artist was making critics reach for new superlatives and being mentioned in the same exalted breath as Yo-Yo Ma. Cute as a puppy dog and blessed with a glistening sonority often compared to the legendary Dinu Lipatti, Egorov entered all the top contests (Queen Elisabeth, Tchaikovsky)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2006 | HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
YOKO ONO is suing EMI and Capitol Records for $10 million, claiming she was cheated out of royalties from the sale of recordings by her late husband, John Lennon. The suit, filed Wednesday in New York, accuses the music labels of violating a half-dozen agreements by "willfully and knowingly underreporting royalties" by hiding the "true use and disposition of Lennon's recordings. " Ono's three-page filing also accuses EMI and Capitol of "intentionally and systematically rendering dishonest and grossly deficient accounting statements.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2000 | By David Patrick Stearns, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The world may finally be ready for the enshrinement of conductor Sergiu Celibidache, even though the few Americans who knew of him during his musical prime regarded him skeptically - a mystic on a good day, a fraud on a bad one. A maverick to be sure, the Romanian-born Celibidache stubbornly remained on the sidelines of the classical music mainstream over his 50-year career (ending with his death in 1996 at age 84), and not because of world war or Cold War politics. In fact, during the denazification of towering German conductors such as Wilhelm Furtwangler, Celibidache, an Allied favorite, was catapulted to the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic in 1945.
NEWS
April 13, 2000 | by Tom Di Nardo, Daily News Classical Music Writer
KENNEDY, with the Bamberg Symphony Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Pieter Daniel. 8 tonight, Irvine Auditorium, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St. Tickets: $20-$35. Info: 215-898-3900. British violinist Nigel Kennedy burst onto the scene with some revelatory CDs, including the Elgar Violin Concerto and a "Four Seasons" whose sales thrust it into the Guinness Book of Records. Then, when his choice of punk haircut, rock-star antics and bad-boy attitude drew attention from his other excellent EMI recordings, it seemed time for several years out of sight.
NEWS
March 6, 1998 | by Tonya Pendleton, Daily News Staff Writer
It's just not possible to judge the Artist Formerly Known as Prince by the same standards used to judge other recording artists. After all, how many musicians can boast of releasing seven CDs in two years? It's well known by now that Prince has a cache of hundreds of unreleased tracks, many of which show up regularly on bootlegs and are speculated about on his numerous Web sites. "Crystal Ball," the Artist's new release on his own NPG Records, is four CDs of unreleased music (though P. Control from "Emancipation" is repeated here, as well as alternate versions of "So Dark," a remix of "Love Sign," and "Tell Me How You Want to Be Done")
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 1996 | By Daniel Webster, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Two Philadelphia Orchestra recordings, one of them among the last made under a recently canceled contract with EMI, were released during the orchestra's 64-day strike. EMI issued its pairing of music director Wolfgang Sawallisch with the orchestra in some little-played Wagner works, and Sony released a collection of three new cello concertos, performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the orchestra conducted by David Zinman. The repertoire tends to define the difference in the relationship between the two companies and the orchestra.
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