Written on: May 18, 2015
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In today’s news David Hare is to dramatise the birth of Glyndebourne and formidable Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes tells Ivan Hewett why he’s bringing all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos to the Proms. Also, Neil Fisher picks his top 12 proms to book, Ben Morfitt has created the ultimate CGI one-man band and a record number of tickets were sold on Saturday for the BBC Proms. Die Zeit tells us how a musician must feel when they aren’t as popular as their instrument, as well as portraits of a Stradivari Cello. As new Chief Conductor of the Munich Philharmonic Valery Gergiev plans a conducting marathon and the question of who will be Stefan Blunier’s successor in Bonn becomes a strong debate. Furthermore, Sewan Latchinian wants to continue to work as a director and Hélène Grimaud talks about the risks of being alone in an interview by the Epoch Times.

Guardian

New David Hare play to dramatise the birth of Glyndebourne

The Moderate Soprano will star Roger Allam as John Christie, the war hero and producer who aimed to lift the nation’s spirits by building an opera house on his own estate

Telegraph

Leif Ove Andsnes: my key to a modern Beethoven

The formidable Norwegian pianist tells Ivan Hewett why he’s bringing all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos to the Proms

The Times

12 Proms to book now

As booking opens for this summer’s Proms, Neil Fisher picks his top 12

Classic FM

Musician records every part of 70-piece orchestra from his bedroom. And the result is incredible

Musician and composer Ben Morfitt has created the ultimate CGI one-man band after conducting, playing and filming a full orchestra performing his own composition.

Classical Music Magazine

Record-breaking first day of ticket sales for BBC Proms

A record number of tickets were sold on Saturday as booking opened for the 2015 BBC Proms.

Die Zeit

Oh, Mara!

Wie geht es einem Musiker, der niemals so berühmt werden kann wie sein Instrument? Stradivaris Mara macht die Musikwelt nervös und hinterlässt Spuren der Wehmut. Porträt eines Cellos

klassik.com

Sewan Latchinian will als Intendant weiterarbeiten

Der im März fristlos gekündigte Intendant des Rostocker Volkstheaters, Sewan Latchinian, will sein Amt erneut übernehmen. Oberbürgermeister Roland Mehtling (parteilos) hatte ihm zuvor eine Frist bis Mittwochabend gesetzt, um zu entscheiden, ob er der von der Bürgerschaft beschlossenen Wiederberufung zustimmt.

pizzicato

Gergiev plant Dirigier-Marathon in München

Den Rekord des Dirigenten mit den meisten Terminen im Jahr hält er schon lange. Jetzt will Valery Gergiev als neuer Chefdirigent der Münchner Philharmoniker am 15. November ein Orchestermarathon in München durchführen.

Bonn: Orchester und Findungskommission uneinig, Märkl gegen Piollet

Das Orchester will Jun Märkl, die Findungskommission nicht. Im Beethoven Orchesters ist die Nachfolge von Stefan Blunier zum Zankapfel geworden.

Epoch Times

Pianistin Hélène Grimaud weiß um die Gefahren des Alleinseins

Die französische Pianistin Hélène Grimaud ist gern für sich – weiß aber um die Gefahren des Alleinseins. “Sehr schnell wird es leichter, allein zu sein, zu leben, wo man will, wann man will, wie man will”, sagte sie in einem Interview mit der “Neuen Osnabrücker Zeitung” (Samstag).

Twitter

Classical Today: @ClassicalToday Schedule and Repertoire Announced for Queen Elisabeth Competition Final

BBC Press: @bbcpress Record-breaking opening day of booking for 2015 with over 118,000 tickets sold

klassik.com:@klassikcom Fünf Preisträger bei Orchesterwerkstatt Halberstadt

A vision that became reality … the audience at Glyndebourne in 1934. Photograph: Glyndebourne Archive

A vision that became reality … the audience at Glyndebourne in 1934. Photograph: Glyndebourne Archive

 

 

 

 

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