Written on: January 10, 2018
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In today’s news: PRS Foundation reaches gender balance among its grantees, leading music figures head to Westminster to save venues, and Aldeburgh Festival releases 2018 line-up. Furthermore, Schubert-expert Walther Dürr passed away and Rennes inaugurates its new concert and congress hall.

The Telegraph

The future of musical instrument insurance

The traditional music industry model is changing and musical instrument insurance needs are also evolving.

M Magazine

PRS Foundation reaches gender balance among its grantees

The UK’s leading funder of new music achieved the 50:50 balance 3 years ahead of schedule.

Leading music figures head to Westminster to save venues

The likes of Imogen Heap, Paul McCartney and Nadine Shah will launch a parliamentary battle today to save music venues from closure.

BBC Classical Music Magazine

Aldeburgh Festival releases 2018 line-up

The festival celebrates its 70th anniversary with works by Bernstein and Britten.

Classical Music

London Mozart Players Orchestra appoints new chair

Neville Osrin will replace Paul Archibald as chair of the LMP board of directors

pizzicato

World’s hardest-working orchestras are in the US

America is home to five of the 10 busiest orchestras in the world, according to Bachtrack’s yearly statistics, the New York Philharmonic being the most in-demand with an impressive 135 performances.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gute Noten für die Neuen

Wie Robin Ticciati, Vladimir Jurowski und Justin Doyle Bewegung in die Berliner Klassikszene bringen.

Klassik.com

Schubert-Koryphäe Walther Dürr gestorben

Der Musikwissenschaftler Walther Dürr ist tot. Er starb am vergangenen Wochenende im Alter von 86 Jahren an den Folgen einer Lungenembolie.

BR Klassik

Carmen mit neuem Finale

Es war als Zeichen gegen Gewalt an Frauen gedacht: Regisseur Leo Muscato schrieb ein neues Finale für Bizets Opernklassiker “Carmen”, in dem die Protagonistin nicht ermordet wird, sondern ihren Ex-Liebhaber Don José mit einer Pistole erschießt. Bei der Premiere am Sonntag in der Oper Florenz gab es dafür einige Buh-Rufe.

france musique

Rennes inaugure son nouvel espace de concert

Le lundi 8 janvier, la ville de Rennes a officiellement inauguré son nouveau centre des Congrès, le Couvent des Jacobins.

Twitter:

France Musique @francemusique: “Je n’ai pas de vision arrêtée de l’avenir, de plan. Je change de direction d’œuvre en œuvre, tâtonnant comme un aveugle dans un labyrinthe”. Sur les pas de Ligeti, à Vienne, en 1988

Music History @today_classical: in 1713 FP of ‘s opera Teseo in London.

Image: © Pietro Paolini /Contrasto/ Terraproject

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