Written on: May 17, 2018
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In today’s news: YouTube adopts streaming, people trade morning shows for classical music, opera lags behind the industry’s acceptance of maternity leave, more ‘under 35s’ are turning to classical music, Bridget Jones’ Diary to tour with live orchestra, call for women to write ‘human rights’ music, former Munich University Director Siegfried Mauser faces over 2 years imprisonment, and Deutsche Schallplattenkritik – German Record Critics published its awards for February 2018.

BBC News

YouTube unveils new music streaming service

YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

The Times

Today programme loses 65,000 listeners as audience tunes out

BBC listeners are ditching politics for classical music in the morning, according to official figures showing Radio 4’s Today programme losing its audience while the Radio 3 breakfast show soars.

Music Teacher

Call for women to write new music ‘for human rights’

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Office has launched a campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights.

Classic FM

More huge increases in Classic FM listeners under 35

According to figures released today, 5.6 million people now listen to Classic FM every week – and over a million of them are under 35.

The Guardian

Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers

Soprano Julie Fuchs was asked to leave an opera cast because her pregnancy would ‘compromise its artistic integrity’. Why are companies not looking at different kind of compromises?

Cosmopolitan 

Bridget Jones’s Diary with a live orchestra is touring the UK

Bridget Jones’s Diary is about to commence a tour across the country for the first time ever this November with a full live orchestra.

Opera Now

The Eden Project to stage its first ever opera

The Unsung Heroes of the Planet is a collaboration between music theatre company Gestalt Arts and leading scientists, and is about trees’ ability to communicate through underground networks of fungus.

The New York Times

A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line

David Lang has established himself as a master of powerful, large-scale public music through ambitious projects like “the public domain,” for 1,000 voices at Lincoln Center, and “symphony for a broken orchestra,” for hundreds of broken school instruments in Philadelphia.

Limelight

Melbourne Recital Centre receives $1 million bequest

The Betty Amsden Foundation has given $1 million to Melbourne Recital Centre, the largest bequest that the venue has received in its history. In memory of the late arts philanthropist Betty Amsden and her passion for music education, the significant sum will help fund a dedicated families and children’s program.

nmz

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik: die Bestenliste 2/2018 ist erschienen

Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik hat seine zweite Vierteljahresliste 2018 veröffentlicht. Insgesamt haben 157 Juroren aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz alle im letzten Quartal neu veröffentlichten Tonträger gesichtet und in 32 Kategorien die Besten der Besten ermittelt.

Klassik Heute 

Juan Diego Flórez ersetzt David Garrett bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz

Der Geiger David Garrett muss aus gesundheitlichen Gründen seinen für den 14. Juli geplanten Auftritt bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz absagen. Bereits gekaufte Karten für das seit langem ausverkaufte Open Air Konzert behalten ihre Gültigkeit. Die Münchner Philharmoniker konnten mit dem Tenor Juan Diego Flórez einen Gesangs-Weltstar als Einspringer für das Konzert verpflichten.

klassik.com 

Urteil: Mehr als 2 Jahre Haft für Ex-Hochschulrektor Siegfried Mauser

Der ehemalige Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule und des Salzburger Mozarteums ist aufgrund von drei Fällen der sexuellen Nötigung verurteilt worden. Staatsanwaltschaft und Gericht glaubten durch hinreichende Beweise sowohl der Haupt-, als auch den beiden Nebenklägerinnen.

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The Eden Project © Opera Now

 

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