Bucharest’s Biggest-ever Classical Music Festival

Google Music app for iOS to drop in October, says report

Some of the tickets sold out in hours. Concerts were even offered as part of the itinerary for a classical music- themed cruise on the Danube that also included concerts in Salzburg and Budapest for a pricey 7,000 euros ($9,450). “I was struck by how prominent (the festival) is in Romanian cultural life,” said Noah Bendix Balgley, concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which played on Sept. 2 and 3. He called the “audience energy and response … incredible,” noting that the hall was standing-room only. Other orchestras in the festival’s lineup were the Orchestre de Paris, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, The Munich Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which played Brahms and Enescu in a concert conducted by Vladimir Jurowsky. Romanian math teacher Elena Ungureanu went to eight concerts. “There was a very high standard of music and the soloists and orchestras were special,” she said. “There were lots of young people and many people were standing. I wouldn’t have had the chance to see such great orchestras if they hadn’t come here.” One morning during the festival, violin and flute music floated across Revolution Square, a tranquil historic spot in the otherwise traffic-snarled capital, as tourists and passers-by crossed.

Rdio adds free music stations to its iOS, Android apps

Patrick said she was not acting when she flirted with Stenhouse, whom she’s been dating for a while. “When I look at him I smile,” she said, “so that was not hard.” Patrick is certainly accustomed to mainstream spotlight. She’s graced numerous magazine covers and been involved in countless photo shoots, not to mention prominently displayed in the sometimes racy Super Bowl commercials for her sponsor, GoDaddy. The attention is a little more new to Stenhouse, a Sprint Cup rookie, which makes it a bit odd that he’s the one who has to deliver some lines in the video. Patrick never speaks. “When we got the call to do that I told her we had to. It was the first time I had ever done anything like that and you could tell it was a little nerve-racking,” Stenhouse said. “It seemed like everybody liked the video so far, so it was cool.” Patrick said the filming was completed just a few weeks ago. “It’s cool to see it out. It was a lot of fun to do. It was a beautiful day in Mooresville that day,” Patrick said. “Those are the fun things that you get to do outside of the car. I enjoyed that, that was good fun and obviously I had a pretty hot mechanic working on the car.” Ford, whose real name is Jason Brown, released his first album in 2008. He also co-wrote and originally recorded the song “Dirt Road Anthem” that Brantley Gilbert turned into a hit. His style’s a fusion of country and rap, and it seems to suit Patrick just fine.

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(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Rdio tuned up its Internet radio service with the latest updates to its iOS and Android apps. An updated and free feature called Stations allows you to listen to music from 20 predefined stations built on songs from different artists. You can also create your own stations based on artist, song, album, or genre. In return, Stations plays random selections based on the station you picked, and lets you listen to an unlimited stream of music. Related stories As Apple lets radio roll, Pandora listener growth tones down Sound familiar? Stations seems to be Rdio’s effort to tap into the online streaming action of iTunes Radio, Pandora, and Spotify. The free service won’t bother you with ads between the songs, according to the Associated Press . However, Rdio is counting on its non-paying users to pony up for a $10-per-month subscription, which includes added features like the ability to pick exact songs and albums they want to hear. Stations is powered by music intelligence company The Echo Nest, which described the feature in a blog posted Thursday. As you listen to stations and songs, the service tries to deciper your tastes to better detemine which music to serve you in the future. The Echo Nest said it’s also working with Rdio to make sure all of the radio stations are DMCA-compliant .

Google Music app for iOS to drop in October, says report A native iOS app for Google’s streaming-music service is being tested inside the company and will be released once bugs are worked out, reports Engadget. October 3, 2013 9:47 AM PDT (Credit: Google) Google Music, the search company’s streaming-music service, will be coming to iOS as a native application soon, according to a new report. Google is currently working on its Music app and plans to get it to Apple’s App Store sometime this month, Engadget reported on Thursday, citing people who are familiar with the search giant’s plans. Google Music for iOS is being tested internally right now, according to the report, and still has few bugs to be worked out before its ready for public release. Related stories Google Music adds seven new countries to its roster Google Music is one of what is becoming a growing number of streaming-music services in the industry. Google Music is already available on Android devices and on the desktop, through the Google Music Web app. There are also some unofficial iOS apps that work with the platform. However, Google has yet to bring its native app to iOS, citing its need for Flash use in order to enforce digital rights management (DRM) on its songs. CNET has contacted Google for comment. We will update this story when we have more information. Topics: