Written on: August 6, 2018
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In Today’s News: Sheku knocked off top spot by Lord of the Rings. Simon Rattle steps in to conduct youth orchestra at Verbier. Ensemble of child prodigies plat Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Sir Bryn Terfel is opening the Eisteddfod 2018. Gatti asks for forgiveness. Minister-president Kretschmann says that it is Stuttgart’s turn in regards of the future of the Kulturmeile and the opera. The Hungarian conductor Gábor Káli has won the Young Conductors Award of the Salzburg Festival.

Classic FM

Classic FM Chart: Sheku knocked off top spot by Lord of the Rings

Someone’s managed to displace this year’s biggest chart success story… but who was expecting it to be a film score from 2002?

Rhinegold

Simon Rattle steps in to conduct youth orchestra at Verbier

Simon Rattle stepped in at late notice for conductor Iván Fischer, who had to cancel due to illness.

Classic FM

Watch a whole ensemble of child prodigies play Elgar’s Cello Concerto

This amazing bunch of musicians have won hearts all over the world with their performances of some of the great pieces of classical music.

BBC News

Eisteddfod Cardiff: Sir Bryn Terfel’s Paul Robeson tribute

Opera star Sir Bryn Terfel is opening the Eisteddfod 2018 in Cardiff Bay with sell-out concerts over two nights.

The New York Times

The Met Opera and Two Unions Reach a Deal, Very Quietly

If ratified, a tentative labor deal at the Metropolitan Opera will remove the threat of a work stoppage as the new season approaches.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Graf Gatti bittet um Verzeihung

Das Amsterdamer Concertgebouw-Orchester hat sich von seinem Chef-Dirigenten getrennt. Daniele Gatti weist die Belästigungsvorwürfe von Musikerinnen zurück. Mit seiner Erklärung redet er sich um Kopf und Kragen.

neue musikzeitung

Kretschmann sieht Stuttgart bei Kulturmeile und Opernbau am Zug

In der Frage der Zukunft der Kulturmeile und der Oper in Stuttgart sieht Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann (Grüne) die Landeshauptstadt am Zug.

musik heute

Salzburger Young Conductors Award an Gábor Káli

Der ungarische Dirigent Gábor Káli hat den Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele gewonnen. Der 35-Jährige setzte sich gegen zwei Mitbewerber durch, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

El País

El ucranio Dmytro Choni gana el Paloma O’Shea de piano

Se impuso en la final a seis contrincantes en un certamen de gran nivel.

 

(c) Stephan Rabold

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