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Chemnitz: „Wir sind mehr“-Konzert war ein voller Erfolg – Deutscher Kulturrat bedankt sich für Engagement der Künstler

Der Deutsche Kulturrat, der Spitzenverband der Bundeskulturverbände bedankt sich bei den Künstlern des gestern Abend in Chemnitz stattgefundenen Konzertes „Wir sind mehr“.

via Die Zeit

 


Classical music venues and placemaking

Classical music venues have been at the centre of town planning since the Romans built the Colosseum and the Ancient Greeks built the Amphitheatres.

Classical Music venues tend to fit into larger regeneration schemes, especially former docks, as they offer fantastic waterside back drops – think of Copenhagen, Sydney, Liverpool and Oslo. Perhaps a world-class concert hall would boost Canary Wharf as a destination and bring a wider audience to the area beyond the daily office workers?

Thoughtfully designed, cultural centres can be hugely beneficial to reviving a city. The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, for example, has increased visitors to the city dramatically and brought with it the inevitable knock-on prosperity for the rest of the city (shops, restaurants, hotels), whilst the renovation and expansion of The Royal Opera House in the 1990s, including the adjacent Floral Hall, led the revival of Covent Garden.

The £35m Hepworth Wakefield gallery has regenerated the local economy

via Property Week

(Written on September 4, 2018 )

In today’s news: a review of the festival summer. A music journalist on the quality of music journalism. A portrait of the Liedkunst Festival, that will be held in Mid-September. A French festival invites well known stars and newcomers on the same stage. Also more on video game music taking over Classic FM and a new festival in Florence.

The Guardian

How video game music waltzed its way on to Classic FM

Once regarded as inferior to film and TV soundtracks, games scores are gaining recognition and awards as a valid form of contemporary classical music

The Telegraph

When opera meets rave: why socialites are flocking to Florence’s New Generation Festival

The dog days of August used to be the deadest time of year, at least for glamorous social gatherings. But thanks to three bright young musicians, that has suddenly all changed.

International Arts Manager

Nancy Zhou wins Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

American violinist Nancy Zhou has won the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC). She collects a cheque for USD100,000 (€86,100).

NY Times

An All-but-Extinct Piano Plays Once More

When a recording of forgotten music on a forgotten instrument appears on the prestigious ECM label, chances are good that something ear-opening has been exhumed from the graveyard of history.

taz

Blau in Bayreuth

Die Musik hat jetzt wieder ein Dach überm Kopf. Das ist jedes Jahr so, Anfang September: Sommer vorbei, Schluss mit den Open-Air-Konzerten, Picknick mit Debussy, Beethoven in der Scheune, Verdi auf der Burgruine, Carmen am See. Das Wetter ist ab heute egal.

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Make-News

Einer der wenigen Irrtümer des ansonsten so treffsicheren, begnadeten Kabarettisten Georg Kreisler dürfte sich in der Chansonzeile manifestieren: „Heute findet jede Zeitung größere Verbreitung durch Musikkritiker“.

concerti

Musizieren auf kleinstem Raum

Der Internationale Wettbewerb für Liedkunst Stuttgart zählt zu den ältesten und traditionsreichsten Veranstaltungen seiner Art im deutschsprachigen Raum. 

Le Monde

Les jeux de rôle de la pianiste Lise de la Salle

Chaque samedi et chaque dimanche, à raison de deux concerts par jour, le festival Les Solistes à Bagatelle invite, jusqu’au 16 septembre, des pianistes à se produire dans des programmes panoramiques d’environ une heure.

 

(Written on September 3, 2018 )

In today’s news: Gramo Mag category award winners are announced ahead of the ceremony in mid-September, and The Quietus turns ten. Pianist Alexis Ffrench on why young people love classical music, and the PR-guru-turned-life-coach who helps musicians stay on an even keel. A review of the concept of the Musikfest Berlin. A strategy to help diversify American orchestras. A guide to hidden Jazz recordings. The German president on Classical music and it’s perception in the public and in Weimar a new concert series focuses on works that were restored from the burnt down library.

Gramophone

The winners of 2018’s category awards are announced

One of the ten award winners will be named our Recording of the Year at an event in London that will also reveal awards for Orchestra of the Year, Artist of the Year, Young Artist of the Year, Label of the Year and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Telegraph

Alexis Ffrench on why young people love classical music

“Young people want to listen to great music and it’s a question of where they’re finding that music. They play computer games, they watch music. People already enjoy classical music but they’re not necessarily going to the hall and watching the symphonies.”

The Guardian

How one woman helps A-list musicians survive

Kathryn Frazier spent much of her career raising the profiles of clients like Migos and Daft Punk through publicity but now as a life coach she also helps artists stay on an even keel.

The Quietus

“Help Us To The Next Decade Of Black Sky Thinking”

The music website turns ten, and editor Luke Turner reflects on the past decade, and the future of music journalism.

Marketplace

To help diversify American orchestras, one group is helping to get players to auditions

Gabrielle Skinner is in a coaching session for auditions at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She’s one of 18 musicians here, and she plays an excerpt from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony on her viola.

NY Times

Unreleased Jazz Treasures Are Arriving: Here’s a Guide

There’s never a shortage of old jazz albums being repackaged, or previously unknown recordings finding the light of day. But this year, a particularly impressive trickle of unreleased music from jazz’s halcyon midcentury has emerged for the first time.

Tagespiegel

Glaube, Lüge, Hoffnung

Winrich Hopp ist kein Mann für markige Motti. Der künstlerische Leiter des „Musikfest Berlin“ will das Publikum nicht durch Werbesprüche anlocken, sondern durch Inhalte überzeugen. Viele Gedankenstränge zu einem fein verwobenen Netz zu fügen, ist Hopps Passion.

Nmz

Frank-Walter Steinmeier sieht keine Krise klassischer Musik

„Viele Freunde der klassischen Musik kommen sich ja selber schon wie eine anachronistische Minderheit vor, die immer kleiner zu werden scheint“, sagte Steinmeier am Donnerstag laut einer Mitteilung.“

RBB Kulturradio

Weimarer Aschebücher erklingen im Konzert

Bei der Premiere am Donnerstag in einer Woche kommen Werke aus dem 17. Jahrhundert zur Aufführung, kündigte die Klassik Stiftung in Weimar an.

Alexis Ffrench © Telegraph

(Written on August 31, 2018 )

Academy Music Group has announced a new lease agreement with Manchester-based live entertainment venue, FWSO has hired Keith Cerny as its next president and CEO. New artists announced for woman and tech festival, and why is Classic FM so popular with Millennials? New award dedicated exclusively to classical artists to be launched in Germany after discontinuation of ECHO, and silent film remembering war victims by Abel Gance to be honoured with live orchestra at Musikfest Berlin.

Music Week

Academy Music Group expands with Manchester’s ‘stunning’ Victoria Warehouse

Academy Music Group has announced a new lease agreement with Manchester-based live entertainment venue, Victoria Warehouse. It will be rebranded O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester from September 1.

International Arts Manager

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra appoints former Dallas Opera chief

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) has hired Keith Cerny as its next president and CEO. He will take up the job in January 2019.

The Guardian

Why are more millennials tuning in to Classic FM?

The classical music station has seen a 30% leap in younger people listening to it in the past 18 months. What is the secret of its growing appeal?

M Magazine

New artists announced for women and tech festival

Bishi, Chagall, Gazelle Twin and Rebekah Ubuntu are among the artists confirmed for the inaugural WITCiH festival next month.

Limelight Magazine

Management changes at Limelight

Limelight Arts Media Pty Ltd, the publisher of Limelight Magazine, has announced changes to the management structure of Australia’s classical music and arts magazine.

Die Welt

Klassik-Branche startet eigenen Musikpreis

Nach dem Ende der Echo-Musikpreise geht die Klassik-Branche eigene Wege bei der Würdigung ihrer Talente und Stars.
Musikkonzerne, unabhängige Platten-Label, Verlage und Konzertveranstalter wollen am 14. Oktober erstmals den Opus Klassik in Berlin verleihen – unabhängig vom Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI), der bisher für den Echo in den Sparten Pop, Jazz und Klassik verantwortlich war.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Weltkriegsende auf Musikfest : Auf, ihr Toten, in die Musik des Lichts!

Im September 1918 drehte der Regisseur Abel Gance eine Vision über die Wiederauferstehung der Kriegstoten. Der Stummfilm wird nun – zum 100-jährigen Weltkriegsende – mit Live-Orchester auf dem Musikfest Berlin gewürdigt.

Klassik.com

Festspiele Erl: Rund 100 Strafverfahren wegen illegaler Beschäftigung

In der Affäre um illegale Beschäftigung und die Hinterziehung von Sozialabgaben bei den Tiroler Festspielen Erl haben sich die Vorwürfe zu den Beschäftigungsbedingungen ausländischer Musiker weiter erhärtet. In einem Interview mit der Tiroler Tageszeitung äußerte sich Bezirkshauptmann Christoph Platzgummer dahingehend, dass mittlerweile in etwa 100 Fällen Strafverfahren eingeleitet wurden und ermittelt werde.

Pizzicato

Beginn der Endrunde im Isaac Stern-Wettbewerb in Shanghai

In dem 2014 eröffneten, akustisch hervorragenden und optisch großzügigen Saal des ‘Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’ beginnt heute die Endrunde der ‘Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition’. Remy Franck berichtet aus Shanghai.

New home © Music Week

 

(Written on August 30, 2018 )

In today’s classical music news, LSO announces the sudden death of James Mallinson, and RPO study suggests increasing numbers of young people are discovering classical music through gaming. Independent music festivals have urged the competition watchdog to investigate Live Nation’s dominance of the UK music industry, warning that the summer festival scene is suffering. A dispute escalates regarding the future of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and singer Bernd Weikl wonders what has become of his beloved profession and if  vocal art is ruined by hidden microphones.

Rhinegold

LSO announces the sudden death of record producer James Mallinson

Mallinson learnt his trade with Decca, where he recorded the first ever complete Haydn symphonies with Antal Dorati and a major series of works by 20th-century composers including Messiaen, Ligeti, Cage and Birtwhistle.

Classic FM

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra suggests more young people are discovering classical music through video games than live concerts

Video game music is just as good an introduction to classical music for children as a real-life concert, says managing director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), James Williams.

The Guardian

Live Nation’s grip on music festivals ‘stifling competition’

Independent music festivals have urged the competition watchdog to investigate Live Nation’s dominance of the UK music industry, warning that the summer festival scene is suffering.

Digital Music News

The Music Industry Has a New Tactic to Fight Google: #LoveMusic

In a collective effort, the music industry has banded together to ensure Google finally pays music creators fairly.  But will the #LoveMusic campaign work?

Der Tagesspiegel

Schwieriger Start mit neuem Leiter

Um die Zukunft der Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg eskaliert ein Streit.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Naturgewalt adé

Der Sänger Bernd Weikl wundert sich, was aus seinem geliebten Beruf geworden ist. Wird die Gesangskunst durch versteckte Mikrofone ruiniert?

neue musikzeitung

Theater Chemnitz: Für Vernunft und Diskursoffenheit – gegen Hass und Gewalt

Die Theater Chemnitz äußern sich in einer Stellungnahme zu den aktuellen Vorgängen in der Stadt und sprechen sich aus für eine „Kultur, die Respekt im Miteinander lebt,“ für „Vernunft und Diskursoffenheit – gegen Hass und Gewalt.“

El País

Utrecht, capital musical de Borgoña

El Festival de Música Antigua de la ciudad holandesa se da un baño de polifonía renacentista con presencia de intérpretes casi antagónicos.

Video gaming music © Getty

(Written on August 29, 2018 )

In today’s news: ‘Music China’ to promote music and music study in Shanghai. In September 250 musicians will meet at the 67th International Music Competition of the ARD in Munich. St Asaph Cathedral cuts its music team in an attempt to balance its budget. Chariots Of Fire revealed as top sporting classical music list from Classic FM. Mexico’s food markets offer groceries with a side of opera.

BBC News

St Asaph Cathedral makes music team redundant

A cathedral has cut its music team as it attempts to balance its budget.

Classic FM

Chariots Of Fire tops sporting classical music list from Classic FM

The nation’s favourite piece of classical music with a sporting connection has been revealed as Vangelis’ ‘Chariots of Fire’, taken from the movie of the same name.

The Straits Times

Mexico’s food markets offer groceries with a side of opera

Shoppers in Mexico City’s Argentina Market got an unexpected dose of culture last Saturday (Aug 25) when they were treated to Spanish composer Pablo Sorozabal’s opera La Tabernera Del Puerto.

London Theatre

Play written in support of Brexit Leave campaign to premiere in London

A new play written by two journalists in support of the Leave campaign is set to premiere at the Union Theatre in October.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Besessen um die eigene Zukunft gespielt

Kirill Petrenko eröffnet die Saison der Berliner Philharmoniker – und lockt diese Elitetruppe aus der Reserve.

nmz

Der Guru der Musikethnologie

Eine der größten Sammlungen globalmusikalischer Tondokumente befindet sich heute im Ethnologischen Museum in Berlin. Den ältesten Teil dieser Tonaufnahmen bilden Edison-Walzen aus der Zeit um 1900. Sie stehen heute auf der Liste des UNESCO-Weltdokumentenerbes.

Klassik.com

Bahn knickt ein: Keine Musik zur Bekämpfung der Berliner Bahnhofskriminalität

Die Berliner Bahn hat ihr Projekt zur Vertreibung von Trinkern, Drogenabhängigen und Kriminellen an Bahnhöfen durch atonale Musik auf Eis gelegt. Die Initiative Neue Musik Berlin hatte zuvor zu einer Demonstration am Brennpunkt-Bahnhof Hermannstraße eingeladen, bei der atonale Musik gespielt wurde.

Pizzicato

‘Music China’ soll in Shanghai für Musik und Musikstudium werben

Die Klassik boomt in China. Ständig werden neue Orchester gegründet. Die Musikschulen halten damit nicht Schritt.

BR Klassik

ARD-Musikwettbewerb 2018 Spielen und Singen um die begehrten Preise

Knapp 250 Musiker treffen sich ab dem 3. September beim 67. Internationalen Musikwettbewerb der ARD in München. Die jungen Instrumentalisten und Sänger aus aller Welt treten vor Jury und Publikum, um in diesem Jahr in den Fächern Gesang, Trompete, Viola und Klaviertrio einen der begehrten Preise zu gewinnen.

Platea Magazine

Der Pianist Josu de Solaun weiht den George Enescu International Contest 2018 ein

El próximo 1 de septiembre Josu de Solaun viajará a Rumanía, invitado por el Concurso Internacional George Enescu, para interpretar el Triple concierto de Paul Constantinescu en la jornada inaugural del certamen.

St Asaph Cathedral makes music team redundant

Photo credit: Philip Halling/Geograph

 

(Written on August 28, 2018 )

In today’s news: The Israeli conductor Noam Sheriff passed away. The Berlin Initiative for new music holds a concert for the homeless. A great concern has been raised over the decline in music uptake at GCSE. George Walker, who was a trailblazer in Music and a Pulitzer Price winner has passed away. And one more piece on Leonard Bernstein and what we can learn from him.

Rhinegold

90 music leaders express concern over GCSE music decline

90 leading figures from the music industry, including Sir Simon Rattle, Tasmin Little, Julian Lloyd Webber, Nicola Benedetti and Alison Balsom, have signed a letter to The Times expressing their concern over the rapid decline in music uptake at GCSE.

Grammophone

Bartoli’s new label to champion next generation

The mezzo Cecilia Bartoli is marking 30 years on the Decca label with the launch of a new sub-label aimed at nurturing the next generation of stars.

The Guardian

Learning from Leonard Bernstein: our cheeky Proms love letter to a musical pioneer

Bernstein wasn’t only a maverick maestro – he brought classical music to a whole new generation with his Young People’s concerts. But have they stood the test of time?

Capital Public Radio

George Walker, Trailblazing American Composer, Dies At 96

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator George Walker has died at the age of 96. Walker’s death was announced to NPR by one of his family members, Karen Schaefer, who said he died Thursday at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. after a fall.

Tagesspiegel

Israelischer Komponist Noam Sheriff gestorben

Der einflussreiche israelische Komponist und Dirigent Noam Sheriff ist tot. Der 1935 geborene Musiker hatte sein Debüt als 22-Jähriger mit der Premiere seines Werks „Festival Prelude“, das Leonard Bernstein 1957 mit dem Israelischen Philharmonieorchester in Tel Aviv aufführte.

Nmz

„,Atonale‘ Musik für alle“ – Musikalische Aktion in Berlin, paradox

Im Prinzip ist die Sache ganz einfach. Vor einiger Zeit kündigte die Deutsche Bahn an, mittels Musikeinsatzes für einen geräumten Platz an der S-Bahn-Station Hermannstraße in Berlin sorgen zu wollen.

Klassik.com

Sopranistin Inge Borkh verstorben

Borkh wurde am 26. Mai 1921 in Mannheim als Ingeborg Simon geboren, wuchs jedoch aufgrund der jüdischen Herkunft der Familie in Österreich und der Schweiz auf.

El Mundo

Necesitamos escuchar casetes y vinilos (aunque Albert Rivera diga que están obsoletos)

El presidente de Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera, dijo hace unos días que el debate sobre exhumar a Franco era algo tan “obsoleto” como escuchar música en “casetes y vinilos”.

La Vanguardia

Katharina Wagner dirigirá un ‘Lohengrin’ en el Liceu

Katharina Wagner, la biznieta del compositor y actual directora artística del Festival de Bayreuth, dirigirá la puesta en escena de una nueva producción de Lohengrin en el Liceu.

Twitter

Leonard Bernstein with young students at a Young People’s Concert in 1965 Photograph: Alamy

(Written on August 27, 2018 )

In today’s news: a 100-year-old organ which was played in the trenches of the First World War. Sir Antonio Pappano records Bernstein for centenary year. Why you should absolutely be studying music beyond GCSE, a new partnership for Garsington Opera, the Philharmonia and the English Concert. Edinburgh’s new music venue design revealed. The Rhapsody in School project, awarded with an ECHO in 2014, has now also reached the opera houses. Interview with Icelandic musician Ólafur Arnalds about his new CD.

Classic FM

This 100-year-old organ was played in the trenches of the First World War

Organist Beverley Palin bought the instrument for £45 in a second-hand shop and now regularly performs on this piece of history.

Gramophone

Video of the day: Sir Antonio Pappano records Bernstein

Celebrating the Bernstein centenary with Sir Antonio Pappano, Beatrice Rana, Dame Josephine Barstow and Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

Classic FM

Why you should absolutely be studying music beyond GCSE

As GCSE and A-Level results have been at the forefront of many students’ thoughts this week, some might be wondering ‘what do I do next?’.

Rhinegold

New partnership for Garsington Opera, the Philharmonia and the English Concert

In the lead up to its 30th anniversary year, Garsington Opera has announced a partnership with the Philharmonia and the English Concert.

Edinburgh’s new music venue design revealed

International Music and Performing Arts Charitable Trust (IMPACT) Scotland is leading the project to build a new performance venue in Edinburgh.

The New York Times

In Praise of Bernstein as Conductor: Movement That Mesmerized

To his fans, especially the baby boomers who were the target audience for his Young People’s Concerts, his theatrical podium persona was thrilling.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Sängertreffen auf halber Strecke

In Maisachs katholischer Kirche geben am Samstag drei Chöre ein gemeinsames Konzert. Der örtliche Männergesangverein empfängt dabei sein Pendant aus Neuenkirchen und den “Coro Peralba” aus Italien.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Der isländische Musiker Ólafur Arnalds

Elektronik, Klassik und ein bisschen Chaos.

Fono Forum

Rhapsody in School

Das 2014 mit einem ECHO für Nachwuchsförderung ausgezeichnete Schulprojekt Rhapsody in School, bei dem inzwischen über 400 Musikerinnen und Musiker ehrenamtlich mitmachen, hat nun auch die Opernhäuser erreicht.

El País

Algunas rarezas para lo que queda de verano

La música rompe el curso de las cosas, te arranca hacia otra parte.

The 100-year-old organ is regularly played by Beverley. (c) Beverley Palin

(Written on August 24, 2018 )

In today’s news: Liszt’s lost opera: ‘beautiful’ work finally brought to life after 170 years. Robert Trevino named Malmö Symphony’s Chief Conductor. Deutsche Grammophon’s president talks about their new partnership with Apple Music. For all Bach fans, Yo-Yo Ma can now be yours to command as the latest add-on to Alexa. Teodor Currentzis opens the Musikfest Bremen with a spectacular “Great Night Music”.

The Guardian

Liszt’s lost opera: ‘beautiful’ work finally brought to life after 170 years

Sardanapalo to premiere in Germany after Cambridge academic translates and deciphers neglected sketchbook

Gramophone

Robert Trevino named Malmö Symphony’s Chief Conductor

Watch the moment the announcement is made to the players

Broadway World

The New York Pops Opens 2018-19 Carnegie Hall Season With Roll Over Beethoven 10/19

A Different Kind of Orchestra on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

FirstPost

Satyasheel Deshpande on the role of bandish and gharanas in Hindustani classical music

Conversations with Satyasheel Deshpande, however brief, cannot fail to enrich the musical knowledge of the listener.

Music Week

‘It is as readily available as pop’: Deutsche Grammophon’s president on classical music’s streaming opportunity

Deutsche Grammophon is celebrating its 120th anniversary year by launching a major partnership with Apple Music, which will potentially open up its repertoire – both modern and traditional – to a new streaming audience.

Limelight

Love Bach? Now Yo-Yo Ma can be yours to command

Ever wanted one of the world’s greatest cellists in your living room for an intimate chat about Bach? Wait no longer. If you are a user of Alexa, Amazon’s popular virtual assistant, then Yo-Yo Ma’s Musical Moments is the latest ‘skill’ on offer.

Pizzicato

‘Leonard Bernstein At 100’ Celebrates The Musician’s Centennial Birthday

One hundred years after his birth and 28 years after his death, Leonard Bernstein’s legacy still shines bright. A multitude of events will celebrate his 100th birthday on August 25, 2018.

Klassik.com

Ehrenpreis des Deutschen Filmmusikpreises für Peter Gotthardt

Peter Gotthardt soll im Herbst den Ehrenpreis des Deutschen Filmmusikpreises erhalten. Die Auszeichnung wird Gotthardt Ende Oktober in Halle vom Ehrenpreisträger des Vorjahres Harold Faltermeyer überreicht.

Klassik heute

Teodor Currentzis eröffnet das Musikfest Bremen

Das diesjährige Musikfest Bremen findet vom 25. August bist 15. September statt, das Angebot umfasst 39 Veranstaltungen in 31 Spielstätten. Spektakulärer Auftakt ist die „Große Nachtmusik“, die das Publikum in den historischen Stadtkern dazu einlädt mit einer persönlichen Programmzustellung die Musikfest-Eröffnung zu feiern.

Platea Magazine

Javier Camarena, Aida Garifullina y Placido Domingo protagonizan ‘Los pescadores de perlas’ de Bizet en Salzburgo

Los días 23 y 26 de agosto, bajo la batuta de Riccardo Minasi, el Festival de Salzburgo presenta en concierto Los pescadores de perlas de George Bizet, con un atractivo elenco encabezado por Javier Camarena (Nadir), Aida Garifullina (Leïla) y Plácido Domingo (en su debut como Zurga).

 

 

The Sardanapel manuscript was found in a neglected sketchbook. (c) GSA/Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Bestand

(Written on August 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: Weapon found inside a flute at Munich airport. The disabled musicians coming to the proms. Watch this awesome 5-year-old play Chopin’s Minute Waltz like it’s nbd. Warner Music Group letter reveals Spotify windfall terms for artists. Richest US Millennials Listen to Classical Music, TD Ameritrade Survey Says. In Berlin, a project tries to drive out homeless people with atonal music. The russian Polina Semionova was voted the ballerina of the year. At Frankfurt Musikmesse there is a new program devised to search for different instruments to be used in music therapy. A forgotten Liszt Opera is staged in Weimar. A portrait of Sofia Coppola Traviata production going to Japan.

Classic FM

Weapon found inside a flute at Munich airport

Customs officials have discovered a sword with a 50cm blade packed inside a flute at Munich airport.

The Guardian

Batons not barriers: The disabled musicians coming to the proms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Resound Ensemble explain why it’s not about the disability, it’s about the quality of music-making

Classic FM

Watch this awesome 5-year-old play Chopin’s Minute Waltz like it’s nbd

Evan Le is an amazing young pianist who’s made a name for himself performing music by some of the greatest composers on YouTube – and millions of people have been wowed by his talent

Music Week

Warner Music Group letter reveals Spotify windfall terms for artists

Music Week has obtained a letter issued by Warner Music Group that reveals a starkly different approach between the majors in how the proceeds from the equity sale in Spotify will be passed on to artists.

The Epoch Times

Richest US Millennials Listen to Classical Music, TD Ameritrade Survey Says

The type of music that Americans listen to may say a lot about their bank account.

Limelight

Germany employs atonal music in fight against crime

Atonal music might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but Germany’s national rail operator is convinced that it is disliked enough to drive away drug users at one of its stations. The unusual initiative will be trialled next month by the Deutsch Bahn at the Hermannstrasse station, a known crime spot.

Berliner Morgenpost

Primaballerina Polina Semionova ist Tänzerin des Jahres

Die russische Primaballerina Polina Semionova (33) ist zur Tänzerin des Jahres gewählt worden. Die am Staatsballett Berlin auftretende Tänzerin wurde in der am Dienstag veröffentlichten Jahresumfrage der Fachzeitschrift „Tanz“ unter internationalen Kritikern zur Favoritin gewählt.

Musik Heute

Musikmesse Frankfurt sucht neue Therapie-Instrumente

Die Musikmesse Frankfurt schreibt einen Wettbewerb für Therapie-Instrumente aus. Gesucht seien sowohl handwerklich erstellte Instrumente als auch neue digitale Anwendungen wie Musik-Apps, teilten die Veranstalter am Dienstag mit. Instrumentenbauer, Künstler und Musiktherapeuten können bis zum 31. Januar 2019 Prototypen inklusive Produktinformation einreichen.

NMZ

Chamäleon Liszt: Uraufführung des Opernfragments „Sardanapalo“ in Weimar

Franz Liszt ist im kollektiven Gedächtnis der Musikwelt abgespeichert als umschwärmter Tasten-Löwe, als Dirigent und Pädagoge, als ingeniöser Komponist von hoch virtuoser und klangschillernder Klaviermusik und als Schöpfer groß angelegter sinfonischer Dichtungen.

Il Messaggero

Sofia Coppola, da Roma a Tokyo: lost in Traviata

«La musica travolgente, i costumi che sono opere d’arte, l’eleganza italiana per raccontare una storia così passionale. Credo che anche il Giappone sarà stordito da Violetta, perso per questa eroina verdiana, così come lo sono stata io».

 

 

‘It’s nice to have people expect more from you’ … conductor James Rose, centre, with members of BSO Resound, an ensemble of disabled musicians. (c) Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

(Written on August 22, 2018 )