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In today’s news: Scottish Ensemble presents 2017/18 season, and country house operas battle for audiences. Alexander Liebreich signs contract with Strauss Festival, and annual meeting of principals and chancellors of German music schools.

Rhinegold

Scottish Ensemble unveils 2017/18 season

A new co-production with theatre company Vanishing Point will be at the heart of Scottish Ensemble’s 2017/18 season.

The Guardian

Booming Blackpool: the musical rebirth sweeping Britain’s coastal towns

As Britons head for the beach for bank holiday Monday, we examine how the UK’s seaside resorts are becoming hotbeds of everything from DIY grime to escapist pop

The Guardian

Batons drawn on summer lawns as opera rivals battle for audiences

Country house audiences are spoilt for choice this year – the sound of great opera arias will vie with summer birdsong at a record number of country house venues over the next few months, as classical performers cater to a growing taste for formal evenings of music in a rural setting.

Financial Times

Isis hates music for its power over minds and bodies

Songs are physiological experiences, capable of doing powerful things

Klassik Heute

Alexander Liebreich unterzeichnet Vertrag mit dem Strauss-Festival

Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein besiegelten die 1. Bürgermeisterin Dr. Sigrid Meierhofer und Alexander Liebreich die Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Richard-Strauss-Festival und seinem neuen Künstlerischen Leiter.

NMZ

Rektoren der Musikhochschulen beraten über Bildung

Rostock – An der Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HMT) in Rostock kommen vom (heutigen) Montag an rund 80 Rektoren und Kanzler der deutschen Musikhochschulen zu ihrer Sommertagung zusammen.

Codex Flores

Politikerinnen und Wissenschaftler spielen für den Nachwuchs

Die Orpheum Stiftung zur Förderung des musikalischen Nachwuchses unterhält zur Unterstützung ein «Orpheum Supporters Orchestra» mit teilweise prominenten Persönlichkeiten aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft.

Pizzicato

Hvorostovsky Again Hospitalized

Russian singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky was again hospitalized in a Moscow hospital, Russian media report. The singer is fighting a brain tumour since 2015.

Le Parisien

L’Ircam, ce drôle de labo fondé par Pierre Boulez, fête ses 40 ans

C’est un laboratoire pas comme les autres, qui manipule les sons pour créer les outils de demain: l’Ircam, Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique, fondé par le grand chef et compositeur Pierre Boulez, fête ses 40 ans.

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Tonight at 8pm on stage , conducted by and staged by Robert Carsen


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Sigrid Meierhofer und Alexander Liebreich (c) Sammy Hart

(Written on May 29, 2017 )

Today there is a wide range of choices of online channels on which to watch concerts from locations all around the world. Examples include channels specialising in classical music like medici.tv, channels offering both classical and rock/pop concerts like Arte Concert, and channels with non-classical genres like Netflix Rock & Pop, and livelist.com. On these channels there are many videos one can access for free, as well as the possibility to buy access to online catalogues by paying a monthly fee.

medici.tv is an ever-expanding channel focusing on classical music performances. There are not only concerts being broadcasted, but also international competitions like The International Tchaikovsky Competition or The International Chopin Piano Competition.  For the first time, the International Cliburn Piano Competition, which takes place every four years, is being broadcasted live and on-demand on medici.tv – all with free access. The videos will contain not only the competitor’s performances, but also other features like interviews and behind-the-scenes material.

Jacques Marquis, President and CEO of the Cliburn, said: “The Cliburn advances Van Cliburn’s vision of sharing classical music with as many people as possible. […] A pioneer in its field, the Cliburn has continued to use the newest technologies to improve the artistic quality and reach of the webcast with each quadrennial competition.”

The broadcast of the 15th Cliburn Piano Competition is an amazing opportunity to share in the excitement of the thirty competitors in the competition’s final round.  Don’t miss it!

Watch the live stream here: www.cliburn2017.medici.tv

THURSDAY, MAY 25
2:30 p.m. Julia Kociuban, Poland, 25
3:20 p.m. Madoka Fukami, Japan, 28
4:25 p.m. Su Yeon Kim, South Korea, 23
7:30 p.m.  Leonardo Pierdomenico, Italy, 24
8:20 p.m. Alina Bercu, Romania, 27
9:25 p.m. Ilya Shmukler, Russia, 22

FRIDAY, MAY 26
10:00 a.m. Dasol Kim, South Korea, 28
10:50 a.m.Tristan Teo, Canada, 20
11:55 a.m. Caterina Grewe, Germany, 29
2:30 p.m. Philipp Scheucher, Austria, 24
3:20 p.m. Martin James Bartlett, United Kingdom, age 20
4:25 p.m.Ilya Maximov, Russia, 30
7:30 p.m. Daniel Hsu, United States, 19
8:20 p.m. Yury Favorin, Russia, 30
9:25 p.m. Yutong Sun, China, 21

SATURDAY, MAY 27
10:00 a.m. Luigi Carroccia, Italy, 25
10:50 a.m. Nikolay Khozyainov, Russia, 24
11:55 a.m. Nikita Abrosimov, Russia, 28
2:30 p.m. Georgy Tchaidze, Russia, 29
3:20 p.m.Kenneth Broberg, United States, 23
4:25 p.m.Sun-A Park, United States, 29
7:30 p.m. Rachel Cheung, Hong Kong, 25
8:20 p.m. EunAe Lee, South Korea, 29
9:25 p.m. Sergey Belyavskiy, Russia, 23

SUNDAY, MAY 28
10:00 a.m. Tony Yike Yang, Canada, 18
10:50 a.m. Yekwon Sunwoo, South Korea, 28
11:55 a.m. Han Chen, Taiwan, 25
2:30 p.m. Honggi Kim, South Korea, 25
3:20 p.m. Rachel Kudo, United States, 30
4:25 p.m. Alyosha Jurinic, Croatia, 28

Watch the only German competitor Caterina Grewe live tonight at 18:55 (CEST) in the Bass Concert Hall

 

Cliburn President and CEO Jacque Marquis (center) and Carla Kemp Thompson (left), chairman of the Van Cliburn Foundation Board of Directors review the stage set up with Steve Cummins (right) for the semifinals announcement at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, USA on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (Photo Ralph Lauer/The Cliburn) Preliminary Round (order of play, though not times, will hold for Quarterfinal Round recitals)

 

 

 

 

(Written on May 26, 2017 )

In today’s news: trial about Berlin Academy of Arts without resolution, and the Bavarian National Orchestra is being awarded Orchestra of the year. A Stradivarius has been printed my 3D printer, and Janna Hmyes becomes music director of the Carmel Symphony. Sage Gateshead reveals 17/18 season, and how writing about Beethoven helped musician with hearing problems.

Classical Music Magazine

Sage Gateshead reveals 2017/18 season

Royal Northern Sinfonia’s (RNS) 16-concert ‘At Home’ series is at the heart of the Sage Gateshead’s 2017/18 season.

M Magazine

PRS Foundation announces new Women Make Music grantees

Poppy Ajudha, Julia Biel, Lady Sanity and Emma McGrath are among the latest 12 artists to receive support via PRS Foundation’s Women Music Music Fund.

Fast Company

How Google’s music-making AI learns from human minds at festivals

Google’s year-long quest to teach computers to make music is humming along—but the robots have a lot to learn.

Guardian

‘Writing about Beethoven helped me come to terms with my own hearing loss’

Musician Clare Norburn had been reluctant to admit to her hearing problems, but a decision to write about Beethoven helped her embrace the present rather than worry about the future

Berliner Zeitung

Prozess um Akademie der Künste „Hier ist kein Abschluss des Verfahrens erkennbar“

Das 2005 übergebene Gebäude der Akademie der Künste am Pariser Platz ist für den Berliner Haushalt ein Fass ohne Boden.

NMZ

Bayerisches Staatsorchester wird Orchester des Jahres

Das Bayerische Staatsorchester in München ist vom nationalen Radiosender Deutschlandfunk Kultur zum Orchester des Jahres ernannt worden.

Klassik.com

Stradivari aus dem 3D-Drucker

Der Produktdesigner und Spezialist für 3D-Drucktechnologie Harris Matzaridis hat eine Stradivari-Violine als 3D-Druck hergestellt.

Pizzicato

Janna Hymes named music director of the Carmel Symphony

New York-born conductor Janna Hymes has been appointed as Music Director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra near Indianapolis.

I Care If You Listen

Eötvös Conducts Filarmonica della Scala in World Premiere

The Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös is not reluctant to take on challenging contemporary topics.

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Wir wünschen allen Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern des friedliche Tage voller Inspiration, Freude, Gemeinschaft und natürlich Kultur


: “Enjoy your Life” – ,

 

Foto: imago/Schöning

(Written on May 26, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Steven Isserlis donates his Glashütte prize money, and the Cincinnati World Piano Competition will close after 60 years. Thierry Fischer extends his contract with the Utah Symphony, and Kevin Zhu becomes the youngest ever winner of the Menuhin Prize.  Jon Webster steps down as MMF President, and enjoy some Bach performed on the Baritone saxophone.

The Strad

Cellist Steven Isserlis receives €25,000 Glashütte Original Music Festival Award

The artist will donate his cash prize to the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove, London Music Masters and Rhapsody in School programmes.

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati World Piano Competition won’t play it again

After 60 years, the Cincinnati World Piano Competition is closing its doors. The chief reason was financial, said Jack Rouse, chairman of the board. Despite generous donors in recent years, the competition was unable to raise the $300,000 needed to continue to exist.

Pizzicato

Utah Symphony Keeps Music Director Thierry Fischer Through 2021-22 Season

The Utah Symphony announced an extension of Thierry Fischer’s contract as Music Director through the 2021-22 season. The agreement extends the current contract, which was signed to expire in 2019. Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer (56) is in this position since 2011.

The Violin Channel

Kevin Zhu, 16 – Youngest Menuhin Competition Prize Winner

16 year old American violinist Kevin Zhu is quickly building an impressive international reputation as a prodigious young talent of enormous potential.

CMUSE

Bach Cello Suite Performed on Baritone Saxophone

There are few pieces that are more frequently performed and recognized than Bach’s Cello Suites. Noah Bedrin has performed one of the purest and arrangements of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 using a baritone saxophone.

Music Business Worldwide

‘Music Industry Legend’ Jon Webster steps down as MMF President

The exec has resigned in order to pursue a number of external projects – including completion of a book about his time at Virgin Records.

Twitter

Today In Music  1688 – Christian August Jacobi, composer was born

Guardian Classical  Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer review – thought-provoking and exhilarating Bartók

Classical Music  The Poetry of Mozart – Argonaut Online https://t.co/aXEXLQ2fzB
Image: The Strad, Steven Isserlis

(Written on May 25, 2017 )

In today’s news: why Manchester will never stop celebrating its music, and Voices Now Festival returns for 2017 with Mara Carlyle and Mc Zani. How to improve the security of big events, and the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival is about to start. Van Cliburn piano competition is to be streamed live, and ‘Zuzana: A Musical Life’ focuses on the influential harpsichordist.

The Telegraph

Why Manchester will never stop celebrating its music

As if teenage girls don’t have enough to be frightened of in this world that they now have to be fearful of terrorists, too’

Classic FM

Sir Roger Moore listened to opera with his wife before he went to bed each night

The actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing the role of James Bond through the ’70s and ‘80s, told Classic FM in 2013 about his delightful pre-sleep ritual.

Classical Source

The Queen’s Medal for Music 2016 / Nicola Benedetti

The violinist Nicola Benedetti MBE has been awarded The Queen’s Medal for Music 2016.

M Magazine

Mara Carlyle, MC Zani For Voices Now 2017

At the festival, Voices Now are launching the biggest ever survey of UK choirs, which will result in the largest online database of groups across the country.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Wie kann man Konzerte besser schützen?

Der Anschlag von Manchester zeigt, wie schwierig es ist, Großereignisse sicher zu machen. Veranstalter wollen künftig schon außerhalb des Geländes damit beginnen.

Concerti

Bei den Musikfestspielen Potsdam Sanssouci werden Feuer, Wasser, Erde und Luft erlebbar

Wenn der Jasmin duftet und Schwalben durch den hellen Abendhimmel sausen, kommt in Potsdam Festivalstimmung auf.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Dokumentationszentrum Neue Dresdner Vokalschule entsteht

Die Sächsische Landesbibliothek baut eine Sondersammlung zur Vokalmusik des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts auf.

Pizzicato

Van Cliburn Competition to be streamed live

The Cliburn announces a major new media partnership with medici.tv for the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

WQXR

‘Zuzana: A Musical Life’ focuses on the influential harpsichordist

This past Sunday saw the Washington Jewish Film Festival screening of Zuzana: A Musical Life.

Twitter

Today at Jazz piano prodigy shares the stage with fellow Georgian Lisa Batiashvili

 

Der britische Cellist Steven Isserlis hat den Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2017 erhalten.

 

Schloss Babelsberg, Voltaireterrasse © Leo Seidel/Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg

(Written on May 24, 2017 )

In today’s news: the difference between Catholic and Protestant church music, and no permission for project ‘tear down this wall!’. Union Verdi and the German Orchestra Union make the Berlin Senate reconsider situation of honorary music teachers. European Union Baroque Orchestra moves to Belgium post-Brexit. Intelligent headphones, and is the ‘classical’ music label relevant in 2017?

The Times

Musicians rally together in light of attack at MEN arena

Manchester’s music stars reacted with shock to last night’s terrorist attack and praised the city’s resilience in the face of tragedy.

Wired

Artificially intelligent headphones could “understand” ambient sound

Fuji and Yamaha create concept headphones that would use ‘A.I.’ to comprehend and geo-tag music, which could then be played back when the listener revisits the location.

The Stage

Opera Holland Park prepares for varied summer programme

“What was originally three months has turned into fifteen years,” says Director Michael Volpe on Opera Holland Park’s enduring success.

Gramophone

Is the ‘Classical’ music label outdated?

Kate Molleson reports on how the ‘classical’ music label is proving outdated for many of today’s creative artists and speaks to several musicians for whom the whole notion of genre is entirely irrelevant.

New York Times

ABC prepares to broadcast musical remake of ‘Dirty Dancing’

New production hopes to maintain many of the key elements of the original film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Worin unterscheidet sich katholische von protestantischer Kirchenmusik?

Das ist doch die richtige Frage zum Lutherjahr: Sind Katholiken und Protestanten im musikalischen Lob des Herrn ökumenisch vereint oder nicht? Die Antwort mag überraschen.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Einseitige Grenzenlosigkeit

Keine Genehmigung für das Projekt „Tear Down This Wall!“ auf amerikanischer Seite der Mauer in San Diego. Das Konzert findet trotzdem statt.

NMZ

Verdi fordert mehr Geld und bessere Konditionen für freie Musiklehrer

Die Gewerkschaft Verdi und die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung (DOV) haben den Berliner Senat aufgefordert, die soziale Situation der Honorarkräfte unter den Musiklehrern zu verbessern.

WQXR

The European Union Baroque Orchestra moves to Belgium post-Brexit

The consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union aren’t just political.

Le Monde

Mort de la violoncelliste russe Natalia Chakhovskaïa

Cette éminente pédagogue avait succédé à Rostropovitch comme chef de chaire au Conservatoire Tchaïkovski de Moscou.

Twitter

@MusicMagazine: ‘Don’t apologise for classical music’s complexity – that’s its strength’ – ‘s Alan Davey

Photo: Fritz Curzon

(Written on May 23, 2017 )

In today’s news: the English Concert is to become associate orchestra at Buxton International Festival, and Mozart Festival runs at Würzburg from June 2nd to July 2nd. Simon Gaudenz becomes new principal conductor at the Jena Philharmonic, and Händel festival Göttingen stages less known opera ‘Lotario’.

Music Week

Radar launch free content commissioning services

Radar has today (May 22) announced the launch of a host of free new services tailored to meet the needs of contemporary music marketers.

The Stage

Creative industries election event axed after Labour shuns debate

The Creative Industries Federation has withdrawn from an event with the Labour Party because it was unable devote enough time to Q&A.

Rhinegold

The English Concert and Buxton International Festival announce partnership

The English Concert is to become an associate orchestra at the Buxton International Festival.

The Guardian

Making sounds with Suzanne Ciani, America’s first female synth hero

She was one of the few women working in sound design during the 1970s and here she talks about a long career, from appearing on Letterman to how she ended up making the famous Coke noise.

concerti

Eine Tasse Kaffee fürs Wolferl

Vom 2. Juni bis zum 2. Juli 2017 dreht sich beim Mozartfest Würzburg alles um den österreichischen Komponisten

NMZ

Göttinger Händefestspiele – Georg Friedrich Händels selten gespielte Oper „Lotario“ in Göttingen

Vor allem dank des jahrzehntelangen Festspieleifers gibt es kaum noch Aufführungslücken bei den Opern und Oratorien Georg Friedrich Händels. Sein „Lotario“ gehört gleichwohl zu den bislang stiefmütterlich behandelten Werken.

Pizzicato

Simon Gaudenz wird neuer Generalmusikdirektor der Jenaer Philharmonie

Simon Gaudenz wird ab der Spielzeit 2018/2019 neuer Generalmusikdirektor der Jenaer Philharmonie. Das Jenaer Orchester wählte den Schweizer mit großer Mehrheit, wobei Gaudenz sich gegen weit über 100 Mitbewerber durchsetzte.

Il Messagero

Violini e pianoforti tra gli alberi, all’Abbadia di Fiastra torna la rassegna “Musica da bosco”

Da domenica 21 maggio tornano i concerti di “Musica da Bosco”, la rassegna che trasforma il bosco dell’Abbadia di Fiastra (Macerata) in una straordinaria sala da concerto.

NY Times

In Wreckage of the Fyre Festival, Fury, Lawsuits and an Inquiry

A few days after the spectacular collapse of the Fyre Festival, just as federal investigators began to circle the wreckage, the event’s would-be mastermind, Billy McFarland, was still making promises.

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Getting ready for the OCNO floating concert! I’ll try to set up a live streaming on my FB page at 6:30pm CEST, lat…

A look back to yesterday’s with music by Elliott Carter. A day to remember!

 

Residenz Würzburg © Daniel Peter

(Written on May 22, 2017 )

In today’s news: Finnish National Opera and Ballet appoints Gita Kadambi as general director, and Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja wins Swiss Music Prize. This year’s German classical music festivals, and Inkinen becomes new principal conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie. Herbert Blomstedt receives Brahms award, and Jörg-Peter Weigle is being considered new principal conductor in Frankfurt.

Classical Music Magazine

Rhinegold Publishing appoints managing editors

Rhinegold Publishing Ltd has extended its partnership with the editorial consultancy C Sharp LLP to encompass a wider range of its specialist music magazine portfolio.

Opera Now

Gita Kadambi appointed as general director of Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Finnish National Opera and Ballet has appointed Gita Kadambi as general director. She will assume the position in January 2018, replacing Päivi Kärkkäinen, taking on the management and leadership of the entire organisation.

The Strad

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja wins Swiss Music Prize

Moldovan-born violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is one of 15 artists to be awarded this year’s Swiss Music Prize by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture.

Classic FM

Classic FM attracts a new generation of younger listeners

5.4 million people now tune in every week – with a big increase in listeners aged under 35.

Concerti

Sommerklänge quer durchs Land

Von Rostock bis nach Garmisch-Partenkirchen – in den nächsten Monaten prägen wieder zahlreiche Festivals die klassische Musikszene der Republik.

Pizzicato

Deutsche Radio Philharmonie: Mit Inkinen in die Saison 2017/18

Mit ihrem neuen finnischen Chefdirigenten Pietari Inkinen, 37, startet die Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Anfang September 2017 in die neue Saison.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Jörg-Peter Weigle soll Chefdirigent in Frankfurt/Oder werden

Ab der Spielzeit 2018/19 soll er die Nachfolge von Howard Griffiths antreten.

Amerika Woche

Brahms-Preis für Dirigenten Herbert Blomstedt

Der schwedische Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt wird in diesem Jahr mit dem Brahms-Preis ausgezeichnet.

NPR

Composer Angelo Badalamenti, Master Of Mood, Returns To ‘Twin Peaks’

Now, creator David Lynch has revived the show, which will return on Showtime on Sunday.

Twitter

 

All ready in Milan.

There will be a 2nd one!! gives an extra concert on 12.07.2017. Presale starts on 19.05. at 9:00.

Symbolbild Festivals © shutterstock

 

(Written on May 19, 2017 )

In today’s news: musical garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, a Suffolk music teacher spends million for Sub-Saharan africa. This summer the ‘Gig Theatre’ tours the UK, and the Berlin Piano Festival is begins. The German Orchestra Union sees a perspective for the cultural sector of Nordrhein-Westfalen, and Andrew Litton appoints guest conductor for Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

The Telegraph

Listen up! It’s Chelsea Flower Show’s first ever Musical Garden

Music and gardening – two arts that give innocent pleasure, but in every other respect seem poles apart.

Classic FM

Classic FM Attracts a new Generation of Younger Listeners

5.4 million people now tune in every week – with a big increase in listeners aged under 35

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT 2017 – Opening Ceremony

The Classical:NEXT congress’s opening ceremony on 17 May forsook its usual focus on one country for the theme diversity, posing the question: ‘What’s the point?’

‘Gig theatre’ Company to Tour UK this Summer

As part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, a new piece of ‘gig theatre’ is this summer to be staged at Welly, a nightclub in the city.

EADT

True Scale of Incredible Generosity of Suffolk Music Teacher Revealed as £1.25million Left to Charity

The true scale of the incredible generosity of a kind-hearted Suffolk music teacher and farmer has been revealed, with £1.25million left to help children access clean water in sub-Saharan Africa.

FAZ

Ein Schloss für Brahms

Altenstein in Thüringen ist zum „Kulturdenkmal von nationaler Bedeutung“ erklärt worden. Ein neues Museum erinnert dort an die Musik von Johannes Brahms.

Der Tagesspiegel

Feuer und Herzflattern

Eherne Tremoli und feine Rubati: Yevgeny Sudbin eröffnet das Berliner Klavierfestival im Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt.

Pizzicato

DOV sieht Chance für Kultur in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung DOV begrüßt Forderungen aus der nordrhein-westfälischen CDU, der Kultur im bevölkerungsreichsten deutschen Bundesland endlich wieder mehr Bedeutung zu geben.

Broadway World

Andrew Litton appointed as principal guest conductor of Singapore Symphony Orchestra

For almost forty years the Singapore Symphony Orchestra has been a sure source of good news about classical music.

WQXR

12 ‘impressionist’ composers not named Debussy or Ravel

Artistic labels are tricky little things because they trap artists in a kind of musical amber with others that we deem just similar enough.

Twitter

1 Karriere-News: Cornelius Grube (Württembergische Philharmonie)

© Jan Brachmann

(Written on May 18, 2017 )

In today’s news: How music influences our body chemistry, and the Cumnock Tryst programme 2017 is announced. Roy Budd’s original version of the Phantom of the Opera. Marina Khorkova receives Berlin-Rheinsberg compositions award, and Axel Kober takes over the Duisburg Philharmonics. The last concert of Julian Wachner at the Washington Chorus.

The Telegraph

Forget Lloyd Webber: Roy Budd’s original Phantom of the Opera music is finally unmasked

In the summer of 1993, Roy Budd was about to realise a long-held dream. Budd was a leading jazz pianist, as well as a revered film composer best known for his celebrated work for hit 1960s thriller Get Carter.

The Guardian

Anoushka Shankar: ‘I still get to interact with my father through the music’

From his deathbed, Ravi Shankar composed Sukanya, an opera for his beloved wife. His daughter reveals how a Hindi myth, a British orchestra, and the sitar and shennai have formed a coherent and moving whole.

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir James MacMillan announces 2017 Cumnock Tryst programme

Sir James MacMillan has announced the programme for the fourth Cumnock Tryst, which will take place in venues across Cumnock, New Cumnock and Auchinleck and at Dumfries House between 28 September and 1 October 2017.

The Strad

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor ejected from concert hall for carrying his daughter’s violin case

Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya says the incident took place at Bass Hall on Sunday night after his daughter’s performance in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Rheinsberger Kompositionspreis erneut für russische Komponistin

Die 1981 in Russland geborene Marina Khorkova erhält den diesjährigen Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis.

Klassik.com

Schweizer Musikpreis 2017 für Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Das Schweizer Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) zeichnet in diesem Jahr 15 Künstler mit dem Schweizer Musikpreis (Grand Prix Musik) aus.

Klassik heute

Axel Kober übernimmt Leitung der Duisburger Philharmoniker

Im Zeichen des Neubeginns steht die Konzertsaison 2017/18 bei den Duisburger Philharmonikern.

The Washington Post

Julian Wachner leads his last concert as music director of Washington Chorus

On Sunday, nearly 10 years later, he led his valedictory performance as the chorus’s music director.

WQXR

Macron’s Love of Classical and Commitment to Culture

Emmanuel Macron is a lover of classical music and, perhaps more importantly, of the preservation of culture.

The Stanford Daily

Who said classical music was boring?

Recent worldwide hits come from pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic — anything, it seems, but classical. What stereotypes does classical music hold? Is it beautiful, euphonious, relaxing?

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Rezension: “Norma” Eine ganz auf die Erregungszustände der Heldin konzentrierte Aufführung

The Guardian: Photograph: Simon Frazer/SPL/Getty Images

(Written on May 17, 2017 )