Written on: August 7, 2018
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In today’s news: New study reveals how Mozart could help prevent epilectic fits in children. Alleged age discrimination in Michigan orchestra. Cellist removed from flight after buying extra seat for cello demands an apology. ‘I can’t do the gonorrhoea duet!’ – the opera about pioneer sexpert Marie Stopes. VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize. Ernst Krenek Prize awarded to Thomas Larcher. Salzburg Young Conductor Award presented to Gábor Kál.

Classic FM

The research shows children aged two to 18 had a significant drop in epileptic activity when listening to the composer’s music.

San Francisco Chronicle

Musicians allege age discrimination in Michigan orchestra

Two musicians with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra have resigned after receiving disciplinary action that they allege was based on their ages.

 A music student due to travel back to Chicago on an American Airlines flight last week was told to leave the plane, after being told “the aircraft was too small for the cello”.

The Guardian

‘I can’t do the gonorrhoea duet!’ – the opera about pioneer sexpert Marie Stopes

In an age of repression, she told women sex could be ‘absolutely marvellous’. Why is the great sexologist being played by a man in Dear Marie Stopes?

Violin Channel

VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize

The Verbier Festival, in Switzerland, has today announced 24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi as the recipient of the 2018 ‘Verbier Festival Academy Prix Yves Paternot’ prize – presented to the ‘Most Accomplished Young Musician’ at this year’s festival.

NMZ

Jubel für Mariss Jansons bei den Salzburger Festspielen

Der lettische Stardirigent Mariss Jansons ist am Sonntagabend für seine Interpretation von Peter Tschaikowskys fantastischer Oper «Pique Dame» vom Salzburger Festspielpublikum gefeiert worden.

klassik.com

Ernst Krenek-Preis 2018 für Thomas Larcher

Der Komponist Thomas Larcher erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Ernst Krenek-Preis der Stadt Wien.

Kleine Zeitung

Gabor Kali gewinnt Young Conductors Award in Salzburg

Der 35-jährige Ungar Gabor Kali hat am Sonntag den Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele gewonnen.

Platea Magazine

El tenor David Webb se sincera sobre su depresión para ayudar a aquellos que la sufren

El tenor David Webb, quien cantará en los próximos días en L’Incoronazione di Poppea en el Festival de Salzburgo, junto a William Christie y Sonya Yoncheva, se ha abierto a sus seguidores en las redes sociales, explicando la depresión de la que está saliendo.

Twitter

‘’Oh God, I saw it!’ … Alexa Mason, the letter-writing soprano in Dear Marie Stopes. (c) Tristram Kenton

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