RSS feed RSS Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook 15 Questions 15 Questions

Nicola calling

img  Tobias

Polyphonic samples from Nicola Benedetti performing pieces by Camille Saint-Saens (Havanaise), Jules Massenet (Meditation) and Johannes Brahms (Contemplation) will be sold as ring tones for mobile phones. This latest effort to raise classical music's profile among teenagers, has already been praised by Julian de Ste Croix, chief executive of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, who thought Nicola Benedetti "just the right person" and the idea "beneficial". We're actually not quite sure if this is good news or not and are rather of the opinion that the deal seems beneficial to Benedettis record company, who must be hard-pressed for some cash after signing a deal with the young violinist, reportedly worth a million pounds. Actually, it's not the first time classical music has been used to announce calls. Pianist Jeffrey Biegel from New York has already "recorded" more than 400 ring tones and the London Symphony Orchestra is also selling them through their site.

Source: Scotsman
Source: The Harald Mail
Source: Soundgenerator
Homepage: Nicola Benedetti
Homepage: Jeffrey Biegel

Related articles

flag
Brodsky Quartet: Daniel Rowland appointed
The Brodsky Quartet have finally ...
2007-07-24
flag
Nicola Benedetti: How to make Classical Music popular
The release date of Sottish ...
2007-06-20
flag
Have a Blast
Best wishes from us
2006-01-01
flag
Fateful Fancy
Why Gidon Kremer can't stop
2005-11-18
flag
Fantastic Frederieke
Saeijs snaps up first prize ...
2005-11-06
flag
As she likes it
Anne-Sophie Mutter's Mozart Project
2005-10-25
flag
Nicola: Future, Summit, Power
More news on our favourite ...
2005-07-02
flag
Spellbound
Sharon Bezaly dives into cold ...
2005-06-23
flag
The Benedetti Bomb
...has exploded
2005-05-16
flag
Hilarys Current Favourites
Two recommendations by renowned Violonist
2005-05-02
flag
We don't hate Classical Music!
Nicola Benedetti loves to work ...
2005-04-21

Partner sites

ad