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In today’s news: embezzlement charges against Myung-Whun Chung dismissed, and cellist Ben Davies joins Birmingham Conservatoire. Klaus Wüsthoff celebrartes his 95th birthday, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky cancels performances in Vienna. What to expect of Alan Gilbert at the Elbphilharmonie, and protest letter sent by the Vancouver Opera.

Music Teacher

Music entries fall again at GCSE and A-level

Music GCSE, AS and A-Level entries have declined this year, according to Ofqual’s summer 2017 exam entry data.

The Violin Channel

Conductor Myung-Whun Chung Cleared of Seoul Philharmonic Embezzlement Charges

Embezzlement charges laid in 2015 against former Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Artistic Director Myung-Whun Chung have been dismissed.

The Strad

Cellist Ben Davies joins Birmingham Conservatoire string faculty

Davies has previously taught at the Royal Academy of Music, Royal Holloway University of London, Marlborough College, Wells Cathedral School and the Guildhall School of Music

Cmuse

Backstreet Boys ‘I Want It That Way’ In Bach Allemande Mode

If you have ever imagined one of the best boy bands in history played in a baroque style, your wish has finally come true in the best way imaginable. We have musical genius and counterpoint enthusiast Michael Munroe to thank for the special arrangement that breathes new life to the 1999 pop masterpiece

Zeit.de

Einer, der weiß, was ankommt

Das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester macht Alan Gilbert zu seinem neuen Chefdirigenten. Ist der Amerikaner wirklich der Richtige?

Der Tagesspiegel

Rhythmen eines langen Lebens

Schlager, Swing, Orchesterwerke: Der vielseitige Berliner Komponist Klaus Wüsthoff wird 95 – und hat große Pläne für die Zukunft.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Papageien mit Rhythmus im Blut

Kakadus trommeln mit Stöcken den perfekten Beat auf hohle Äste.

The Globe and Mail

Protest letter sent after Vancouver Opera staff, contractors asked to take pay cuts

Staff and contractors at Vancouver Opera have been asked to take pay cuts, as the opera company’s officials work toward financial stability.

Pizzicato

Dmitri Hvorostovsky cancels Vienna

Russian Opera baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has cancelled all his upcoming performances at the Vienna State Opera for health reasons.

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  Mahler schwingt sich in seiner Dritten zum Schöpfer auf und entwirft ein monumentales natur_erlebnis! – mit GMD

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Jung im Herzen. Das Swing-Trio mit Klaus Wüsthoff (links). Foto: Max Doehlemann

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(Written on June 30, 2017 )

In Today’s Classical News: Alan Gilbert to take Hamburg post, The Julliard School unveil new Chinese campus design, Musician thrown off flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin, and gigantic octobass spotted in action.

Choir and Organ

Los Angeles Master Chorale to be inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame on 22 June during its Lux Aeterna 20th anniversary celebration concert.

The Violin Channel

The Julliard School Unveil New Chinese Campus Design

The Juilliard School, in New York City, has this week unveiled the preliminary designs for the new Tianjin Juilliard School – set to open in Tianjin, China at the beginning of the 2019 academic year.

The Strad

Musician thrown off Aer Lingus flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin.

Freelance musician and Alexander Technique tutor Aingeala De Búrca claims that she was removed from the flight from Bristol to Dublin this week when she attempted to stow her instrument in the overhead locker

Cmuse

Check out this J.S. Bach Chaconne for Octobass and Four Double Basses

In a recent performance, we spotted a gigantic octobass in action. Compared to the typically enormous double basses, the octobass make them look like little cellos. The size was not the only thing impressive about the octobass but the deep, amazing melody that was previously unheard.

The New York Times

Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg

He is leaving a fixer-upper on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a sleek new home in Hamburg, Germany.

 Der Tagesspiegel

Unter den Linden werdet ihr mich finden

Acht Premieren präsentiert die Berliner Staatsoper in der Saison 2017/18 in ihrem sanierten Stammhaus – auch Placido Domingo ist dabei

 Die Welt

Das ist der neue Chefdirigent der Elbphilharmonie

Die Elbphilharmonie bekommt einen neuen Chefdirigenten: den Amerikaner Alan Gilbert, der zuvor das New York Philharmonic leitete. Er soll dafür sorgen, dass die Elphie auch innen Glamour verströmt.

 Concerti

Alan Gilbert wird neuer Chefdirigent

Paukenschlag beim NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Nachdem am Montag überraschend bekannt wurde, dass Thomas Hengelbrock, Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, seinen Vertrag nicht verlängern wird, präsentiert das Orchester nun Alan Gilbert als seinen Nachfolger

 Musik Heute

Berliner Staatsoper feiert Wiedereröffnung mit Open-Air-Konzert

Die Berliner Staatsoper feiert die Wiedereröffnung ihres Stammhauses Unter den Linden nach siebenjähriger Sanierung mit einem Open-Air-Konzert. Am 30. September um 17:00 Uhr lädt Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim bei freiem Eintritt zu einem Konzert auf den Bebelplatz in der historischen Mitte Berlins

 Le Figaro

Solidays 2017 : «On voit l’environnement des festivals changer»

Une affiche attractive et un temps plus soutenable annoncé par La Chaîne météo seront au rendez-vous des Solidays. Mais même avec de telles conditions cette 19e édition, du vendredi 23 au dimanche 26 juin, aura fort à faire pour rassembler autant de personnes que l’année précédente, soit 202.000 spectateurs.

El Mundo

Antonio Serrano abre el jueves en Madrid el festival ‘Clazz de jazz latino’ con un homenaje a Toots Thielemans

Comienza la séptima edición de Clazz el festival del jazz latino que se abre el jueves 22 con el cuarteto de Antonio Serrano, uno de los más brillantes armonicistas del mundo y que contará el día 23 con el bandeononista Claudio Constantini y el quinteto tango-jazz y con el regreso a Madrid de Chano Domínguez que lleva varias temporadas instalado en los Estados Unidos y que ya ha cambiado la costa oeste por Nueva York.

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Classical Music Magazine: Alan Gilbert

(Written on June 23, 2017 )

In today’s news: list to a music performances in a living room and new film clip of the Beatles during their filming in the Austrian Alps. JK Rowling warns not to buy a stolen Harry Potter prequel. Herbert Blomstedt is being awarded with honorary medal by the city of Leipzig, and the initiative Musicians4unitedeurope gives concert for Europe in Berlin. British Transport Police recover stolen 300-year-old Goffriller violin.

The Telegraph

JK Rowling Tells Fans Not to Buy £25,000 Harry Potter Prequel Stolen in Burglary

An untitled Harry Potter prequel handwritten on a postcard by JK Rowling has been stolen in a burglary in Birmingham.

The Guardian 

Unseen Footage of the Beatles During Filming of Help! Emerges after 50 Years

Filmed by late actor Leo McKern, who starred in the film, the clip shows the Fab Four messing around between takes during filming in Austrian Alps.

Classical Music Magazine

Search Begins for Team to Design Centre for Music

The Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama are seeking applications from design teams to develop plans for London’s proposed Centre for Music.

NMZ

Ehrenmedaille für Ex-Gewandhauskapellmeister Herbert Blomstedt

Der frühere Kapellmeister des Leipziger Gewandhauses Herbert Blomstedt soll die Ehrenmedaille der Stadt erhalten.

Pizzicato

Ulf Schirmers Leipziger Vertrag soll im Juni verlängert werden

Der Leipziger Oberbürgermeister Burkhard Jung hat dem Stadtrat vorgeschlagen, den Vertrag des Intendanten und Generalmusikdirektors der Oper Leipzig, Ulf Schirmer, bis 2022 zu verlängern.

Berlin.de

«Musicians4unitedeurope» spielen für Europa

Der Initiative «Musicians4unitedeurope» haben sich nach deren Angaben mittlerweile 400 Musiker angeschlossen, darunter Dirigenten wie Paavo Järvi, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Jurowski und Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

NPR

In the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, teens speak up by singing out

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus is not your typical kids’ choir, singing folk-song arrangements and show tunes. It’s made up of over 600 kids, from second grade to the end of high school, from struggling neighborhoods to New York’s elite.

The Strad

British Transport Police recover stolen 300-year-old Goffriller violin

The 1700 instrument, belonging to London violinist Carol Slater, was stolen from a Gatwick Express train at the end of March.

Music Business Worldwide

Universal’s Streaming Growth is Slowing Down – but still Provided $500M in Q1
 Universal Music Group has just reported its highest quarterly revenue in 15 years – but there were signs of caution within its numbers.

Capital Public Radio

Home is Where The Classical Music is

 It’s 7:30 on a Wednesday night and UC Davis graduate student Natalie Popovich is having some friends over for a party. But this is no ordinary college shindig.

South China Morning Post

British Artist Visits 16 lost Libraries Along the Silk Road in Epic Motorbike Trip

Abigail Reynolds’ ‘Ruins of Time’ exhibition is the result of a five-month journey through 2,000 years and half the globe

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The Guardian: Photograph: Neil Pearson Rare Books

(Written on May 12, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: the Women Make Music Fund  has announced the findings of a five year evaluation report, launched in Parliament today, and Chicago’s famed smartbar is set to host a series of workshops as part of Daphne. Marko Ahtisaari is attempting to fight opioid dependency with the natural high triggered by music, more German people attend classical music concerts and festivals than football matches, and how music is being used to treat autism. German soprano Simone Kermes perfoms in Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin gets another international concert hall planned by Frank Gehry, and Casio hosts a concert played on digital pianos. In the final subscription concerts of his tenure as Music Director, Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic, and the violinist Miranda Cuckson has developed a strong following for her fearless forays into modern and contemporary music

M Magazine

Women Make Music Fund Publishes Five Year Impact Report

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Women Make Music Fund, launched by PRS Foundation in 2011, has announced the findings of a five year evaluation report, launched in Parliament today (1 March).

Der Tagesspiegel

Die geerdete Diva

Zuhause ist sie im Barock – und dorthin kehrt sie jetzt, nach einem Ausflug zu Strauss, auch wieder zurück: Simone Kermes singt Liebeslieder im Konzerthaus

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Fast ein Schlaraffenland

“Größte kulturelle Extravaganz”: In Berlin ist die Klassik bunt und vital aufgestellt. Und jetzt bekommt die Stadt mit dem Pierre-Boulez-Saal einen weiteren Musikraum. Entworfen hat ihn Stararchitekt Frank Gehry. Das klingt schon mal gut

Berliner Morgenpost

Ein digitaler Mozart

Die Firma Casio wagt im Kammermusiksaal den Klangwettstreit mit einem Bechstein-Konzertflügel

The New York Times

Quaff a Brew and Chill to the Violin With Miranda Cuckson

The violinist Miranda Cuckson, who plays complex works with charismatic devotion, has developed a strong following for her fearless forays into modern and contemporary music

Broadwayworld.com

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Philharmonic in A CONCERT FOR UNITY With Musicians Around the World

In the final subscription concerts of his tenure as Music Director, Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic joined by musicians from orchestras around the world

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Music History @today_classical in 1899 Death of Louise .

Live Music Now  We are delighted to launch our new vision for music in society, entitled “BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE”. Read it here:

Miranda Cuckson plays in the Pop-Up Concerts series. Credit: Ruby Washington/The New York Times

(Written on March 2, 2017 )

Today’s news: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 season collaboration. St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra reinvents Russia’s national music, and Facebook is looking for new legal music licensing management. Metropolitan Museum of Art changes executives, and Micah Holt discusses the generation gap within the classical world.

Washington Post

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic moves beyond cliches

Orchestras should not be locked into playing music of their country of origin. And yet great orchestras retain a special relationship to their national music. To hear the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra play a program of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich is tantamount to a cliche. And yet that’s what they did, under the great Yuri Temirkanov, at the Kennedy Center on Monday night, thanks to Washington Performing Arts — and you’re not going to hear either of those pieces done much better.

Classical Music Magazine

Changing the focus: International Women’s Day events

Our pick of the events celebrating the achievements of women on and around International Women’s Day.

Classic FM

This composer writes out music as it’s performed, and it’s beautifully captivating

It’s not too tricky to name classical music from or inspired by the likes of Germany, Italy, France or Russia. But what if we asked to you think of classical music from Australia? It’s a little harder…

Music Business Worldwide

Now Facebook is Hiring for a Legal Music Licensing Boss

The signals seem clear: the world’s biggest social network, with its 1.9 billion active users, is finally ready to pay something for the use of music on its platform.

NEPA Scene

VIDEO: NEPA Philharmonic trumpeter Micah Holt talks reaching millennials with classical music

Principal trumpet player Micah Holt recognises that all too well, noting that generational gap.

The New York Times

New Music From Silence for the New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, returns to its podium this week. Not coincidentally, so does new music. Cue Lera Auerbach’s Violin Concerto No. 4, written for Leonidas Kavakos and receiving its premiere at David Geffen Hall on Wednesday.

Thomas P. Campbell resigned under pressure on Tuesday as the director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, after months of growing concerns among staff members and some trustees about its financial health and his capacity to lead the largest museum in the country.

Broadway World

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series collaboration.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der sanfte Gigant

Er marschierte mit Martin Luther King und war der König des Calypsos. Heute wird der US-amerikanische Sänger und Schauspieler Harry Belafonte 90 Jahre alt. Eine Gratulation.

Concerti

Amadeus, Amadeus

Der Name Mozart zündet immer. Kein Wunder, dass jene Städte, in denen der Komponist zu Lebzeiten verweilte, mit Festivals seiner gedenken

Pizzicato

Naxos baut audiovisuelle Sparte aus

Naxos baut seine Präsenz im Video-Bereich aus. Das geht aus einer Pressemitteilung zur rezenten Label- und Händlertagung von ‘Naxos Deutschland’ hervor.

Klassik.com

Frühere Prager Operndirektorin Eva Herrmannova gestorben

Die frühere Operndirektorin des Prager Nationaltheaters, Eva Hermannová, ist tot. Sie starb bereits Mitte Februar im Alter von 87 Jahren.

Le Monde

Le streaming redonne des couleurs au marché de la musique

Le marché de la musique est effectivement sorti de son marasme. Pour la première fois depuis quinze ans, il affiche une croissance significative.

France Musique

Le chef Louis Langrée est prolongé à la tête de l’Orchestre symphonique de Cincinnati

Louis Langrée signe pour un troisième mandat avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de Cincinnati, aux Etats-Unis, un ensemble qu’il dirige depuis 2013 et qu’il s’apprête à emmener pour la première fois en tournée à l’étranger.

El Mundo

Una generación musical única, reunida en una fotografía

Cristóbal Halffter, 87 años el próximo día 24, tomó ayer el micrófono para dar voz a los protagonistas del homenaje que el Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (Inaem) había organizado en el Auditorio Nacional.

Il Fatto Quotidiano

Addio a Georges Pretre, leggenda del podio. Era il direttore d’orchestra preferito dalla Callas

Il decano dei maestri, francese, aveva 92 anni e non aveva mai smesso di dirigere: era atteso a Milano per tre concerti a marzo

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Classical Music News  AAM appoints Alexander Van Ingen as chief executive

Music History   in 1824 finishes his Octet for Strings and Winds, Op 166.

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Image: Washington Post

(Written on March 1, 2017 )

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Independent

Arts Impact Fund: a radical new way of getting extra funding for the arts

Peter Bazalgette, chairman of Arts Council England, explains how extra funding could come from universities, social services and the NHS

Telegraph

Douglas McPherson is just plain wrong about arts funding

If you can’t remember a good publicly-funded play then you can’t have been looking very hard, says the chief executive of Arts Council England

Guardian

The Bayreuth Wagner festival: more soap opera than classical opera

Allegations that joint director Eva Wagner-Pasquier is not allowed even near the festival theatre are the latest twists in a long saga of offstage feuds at Bayreuth

The Quartet putting their hearts into Beethoven

Via a robotic heart and interactive lighting, audience members can monitor the Sacconi Quartet’s heartbeats as they perform Beethoven. Gimmick, or a fascinating insight into the art of music-making?

The Times

Concert hall search builds to a climax

A new “world-class concert hall” demanded by Sir Simon Rattle is likely to be built on the site of the Museum of London, insiders have confirmed after alternative venues were ruled out.

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Director of Romanian Radio Orchestras and Choirs Given One Year Probation

Oltea Serban-Părău, the artistic director of the Romanian Radio Orchestras and Choirs and Radio & Media Romanian Cultural Center, was sentenced to one year probation.

Spekulationen, Dementis, Lügen: Bayreuth wertet sich ab

Das Theatergedonner vor dem Festival ist unwürdig: die Bayreuther Festspiele sind in einen Zerfleischungsprozess geraten, der das Image schädigt.

MUSIK HEUTE

Berliner Philharmoniker sammeln für syrische Flüchtlingskinder

Anlässlich ihres traditionellen Waldbühnenkonzerts zum Saisonabschluss rufen die Berliner Philharmoniker zur Hilfe für syrische Flüchtlingskinder auf.

Classicalite

Who Will Replace Alan Gilbert at the New York Philharmonic?

As Classicalite and pretty much every other classical outlet in Christendom reported earlier this year, the New York Philharmonic’s intrepid MD, Alan Gilbert, will step down from both job and podium in 2017. However, with questions concerning the orchestra’s home, David Geffen’s Playhouse (i.e. Avery Fisher Hall), and its exorbitant costs of renovation, the question is not who will replace Gilbert.

NPR Music

Michael Giacchino On Coming Home To Write Music For ‘Jurassic World’

If you see any blockbuster films this summer, chances are you’ll hear Michael Giacchino’s music. He scored the futuristic Tomorrowland as well as Inside Out, an animated film about the emotions living inside a little girl. Soon, he’ll also help audiences return to the island of resurrected dinosaurs in Jurassic World, a project that’s especially significant for film and for Giacchino himself.

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Wigmore Hall BBC – BBC Cardiff Singer of the World to be streamed to global audience for first time – Media Centre

BBC Radio 3 Book tickets for Radio 3’s Cardiff residency soon, part of the Cardiff SInger of the World – plenty of events to go

Royal College Music RCM composer uses technology in this innovative performance on 19 June

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One of the Sacconi quartet’s robotic hearts. Photograph: Tom Service/Guardian

(Written on June 11, 2015 )

The Danish composer Carl Nielsen is one of the most unusual romantic composers of all time. If you think of Denmark, then the beautiful landscape and the almost romantic way of living come to mind, but nothing at all ostentatious. So why is it that Carl Nielsen’s symphonies are praised and performed by so many renowned conductors including Herbert von Karajan, Simon Rattle or Leonard Bernstein?

As you can hear on the latest recording with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert, but not so much about the music’s length, but the brilliant way in which Nielsen understood how to compose big symphonies. The 5th and 6th symphony were both recorded live in Avery Fisher Hall in October 2014 and are seen as a “battle between good and evil”, says Alan Gilbert. On the occasion of the composer’s 150th Anniversary on June 9th, they are included in the New York Philharmonic’s concert cycle. As Carl Nielsen is regarded as one of the most underappreciated composers we should pay all the more attention to his works. In their recording, the New York Philharmonic brilliantly interprets his music, which often consists of simple melodies and harmonies.

If you try to compare Carl Nielsen to his contemporaries, you’ll be a long way off. Even though Gustav Mahler is only five years older than Nielsen, they could not be more different from each other. Although he is sometimes rather overshadowed by Mahler, Nielsen’s soft, often simple melodies, which Alan Gilbert expertly performs with his orchestra are extremely relaxing. So is it just simple chords and harmonies that made Carl Nielsen to one of Scandinavia’s most important and influential composers? We believe that it is the combination of the music being both light but not superficial. We have come full circle by agreeing with Gilbert’s statement that these symphonies combine good and evil, bright and dark.

Is it really that easy? Yes it is, because both the 5th and 6th symphonies seem to be formed of many small pieces, but result in a homogenous, beautiful and perfectly balanced work. So the New York Philharmonic, under Alan Gilbert, dignifies the Danish composer by both lightening and darkening his music in such a skillful way.

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Carl Nielsen – Foto: The Royal Library/Department of

(Written on June 10, 2015 )

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The Guardian

Bryn Terfel, Sarah Kane and the chance to prom: the Royal Opera House’s 2015-16 season

A wide-ranging slate of productions include a new production of Orphée et Eurydice, Katie Mitchell directing Lucia di Lammermoor, Placido Domingo’s Nabucco and four brand-new ballets

Alan Gilbert: Orchestras in the 21st Century – a new paradigm

Read an edited version of Alan Gilbert’s 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture

The Times

Royal Opera House boss Alex Beard on a risky new season

If Alex Beard had a broad smile when he launched the Royal Opera House’s new season yesterday, he had good cause.

The Telegraph

Day of reckoning for the Royal Opera

The latest season of productions at the Royal Opera House could be make or break for director Kasper Holten, says Rupert Christiansen

The Strad

German musical instrument sales increase despite decline in string sector

The figures from the Society of Music Merchants record a seven percent increase in 2014

pizzicato

Findungskommission soll neuen Leipziger Thomaskantor suchen

Unter dem Vorsitz des Leipziger Oberbürgermeisters Burkhard Jung hat sich eine Findungskommission zur Nachfolge im vakant gewordenen Amt des Thomaskantors konstituiert.

klassik.com

Intendant Martin Engstroem erhält Schostakowitsch-Preis

Der Leiter und Begründer des Verbier Festivals, Martin Engstroem, erhält den diesjährigen Schostakowitsch-Preis des Yuri Bashmet International Charity Fund. Die Auszeichnung in Form einer kleinen Statue ist mit 25.000 US-Dollar (etwa 23.580 Euro) dotiert.

Arbeitsstipendium des Archivs Frau und Musik für Manuela Kerer

Das internationale Arbeitsstipendium für Komponistinnen “Composer in Residence – Komponistinnen nach Frankfurt” geht in diesem Jahr an Manuela Kerer.

Le Monde

A Radio France, les orchestres s’accordent contre les critiques

Pointés du doigt par la Cour des comptes pour leur coût en période de crise à la Maison de la radio, le « National » et le « Philhar », les deux orchestres de Radio France, redoutent les conséquences du projet stratégique du PDG, Mathieu Gallet.

BroadwayWorld.com

Cincinnati Symphony Welcomes AZ Opera’s Keitaro Harada as Associate Conductor

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announced that Keitaro Harada will join the CSO staff as Associate Conductor beginning in September 2015.

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Women in Film & TV ‏@WFTV_UK : Composer and WFTV member @thelaurarossi will be perfoming her live score to Jane Shore at @BFI this Fri. Book now: http://ow.ly/LB5Fk 

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ROH Stage 16th April 2015 The Royal Opera House stage. Photo: Will Pearson/ROH 

(Written on April 16, 2015 )

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Classical Source

Frank Huang Appointed Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic

Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic announced today that Frank Huang has been appointed Concertmaster, The Charles E. Culpeper Chair, of the New York Philharmonic, beginning with the Opening Gala Concert of the 2015–16 season, September 24, 2015.

International Arts Manager

Manchester Camerata announces a blend of classical music and coffee

Coffee and classical music are coming together as Caffè Nero and Manchester Camerata brew up a new partnership.

Sinfini

Paganini’s 24 Caprices in 3 minutes

Ever thought that you’d love to hear all 24 of Paganini’s Caprices for Solo Violin played simultaneously? No, us neither.

Gramophone

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra sign deal with Deutsche Grammophon

DG to release five live albums centred on Shostakovich’s Symphonies Nos 5-10

New York Times

Toronto Orchestra Drops Pianist Over Tweets About Ukraine

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra abruptly canceled a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto on Wednesday after parting ways with a Ukrainian soloist over concerns that her ribald Twitter commentary had crossed the line into “intolerance.”

Die Welt

Tim Renner sollte Claus Peymann rausschmeißen

Claus Peymann, Intendant des Berliner Ensembles, verhöhnt Berlins Kulturstaatssekretär Tim Renner als „Lebenszwerg“ und „leeres, weißes Hemd“. Das sollte sich Renner nicht länger bieten lassen.

Berliner Zeitung

Gründungsintendant ist ein Glücksgriff für das Humboldt-Forum

Wenn einer das Humboldt-Forum in Gang bringen kann, dann Neil MacGregor, der Gründungsintendant. Er ist einer der rar gewordenen europabegeisterten Briten. Und er kennt Deutschland mit einer sehr hilfreichen kulturellen Intimität.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der nächste Karajan

Peter Ronnefeld war eine ganz große Begabung, sowohl als Dirigent wie als Komponist. Jetzt erinnert ein Berliner Gedenkkonzert an den brillanten Künstler, der 1965 starb, im Alter von nur 30 Jahren.

El País

Claudio Prieto, compositor en perpetua reinvención

Recorrió múltiples caminos para crear una obra poliédrica

npr music

Twitter outrage takes Toronto, canceling two pianists

Valentina Lisitsa is a pianist whose worldwide reputation was built on social media. She is now experiencing a major blacklash due to what she’s been writing on Twitter.

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Opera North @Opera_North: ‘Meet The Woman Bridging Innovative Fashion And #Classical Music’ http://thewindow.barneys.com/sugar-vendil/  via @BarneysNY #FashionFriday #TGIF

BBC ConcertOrchestra ‏@BBCCO: The BBC CO USA tour bus taking a break in Georgia yesterday with 330 miles to go ’til Florida!!! #roadtrip #BBCCOtour

Classic FM @ClassicFM: One of this country’s best-loved sopranos celebrates her birthday today – many happy returns to Lesley Garrett!

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(Written on April 10, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Sir Simon Rattle to make his Wigmore Hall debut

London concert hall announces debut for conductor, plus complete Schubert song cycle, live-streamed concerts, and subsidised ticket scheme for under-35s

Telegraph

Study finds the accidental genius of Stradivarius violins

A new study of Stradivarius violins has found that some of the characteristics that made them great may have come about by accident rather than design.

Art does heal: scientists say appreciating creative works can fight off disease

Researchers from California University in Berkeley say studies show great nature and art boost the immune system

Classic FM

Alan Gilbert to leave NY Phil in 2017, stokes Berlin speculation

Alan Gilbert is to step down as music director of the New York Philharmonic in 2017, fuelling speculation and rumour about his next destination.

BBC Music Magazine

Simon Rattle to conduct unique children’s orchestra during London Residency

100 musicians aged 11-21 get the musical chance of a lifetime

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Hilary Hahn bei den 57. Grammy Awards ausgezeichnet

Am Sonntag, den 8. Februar 2015, gewann Geigerin Hilary Hahn ihren dritten Grammy bei den 57. Grammy Awards in Los Angeles für ihr Album “In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores” in der Kategorie “Bestes Kammermusik Album”.

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„Musik ist die Krone der Gesellschaft“

In New York wurde Jan Vogler zum Star – heute ist der Cellist auf allen großen Bühnen der Welt unterwegs. Hier spricht der gebürtige Ost-Berliner über …

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Staatsregierung genehmigt Umbau der Philharmonie im Gasteig

Die bayerische Staatsregierung hat den Umbau der Philharmonie im Gasteig nach den Plänen von Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer (CSU) und Oberbürgermeister Dieter Reiter (SPD) genehmigt.

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Dallas Opera Embarks On A Project For Women Conductors

In November 2015, the Dallas Opera company will inaugurate their Institute for Women Conductors.

The Bolshoi Invites To An Exciting Virtual Tour

Moscows’ Bolshoi Theatre announced that from now on the virtual 3D excursion around The Bolshoi and digital exhibitions of the museum are available!

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‘Me gustaría tocar en España… Pero no puedo’

Más allá del éxito de Pablo Heras Casado, muchos otros intérpretes españoles desarrollan su carrera en centros y orquestas extranjeros.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3:Follow the brand new playlist @BBCPlaylister of the great works that inspired Sir Simon Rattle http://bbc.in/1DXs8Gi 

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: Ed Nesbitt wins @BrittenSinfonia #Opus2015 competition. But are there enough opportunities to hear new music? http://ow.ly/IOhiW 

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera: Everyone loves a ghost story, but what drew Wagner to the Flying Dutchman? http://www.roh.org.uk/news/from-legend-to-libretto-what-drew-wagner-to-the-myth-of-the-flying-dutchman … #ROHhollander ^C

violin_2935453bThis Stradivarius violin is known as “The Kreutzer” after its former owner Rodolphe Kreutzer. Photo: REUTERS/Telegraph

(Written on February 11, 2015 )