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In today’s news: Dan McCarroll leaves Warner Bros Records, Cincinnatti Symphony Orchestra introduce new director, Eckart Preu, and chaos at National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina. Festival “Klangwerkstatt” no to take place this year, Elisabeth Gutjahr Mozarteum’s new head, and Erwin Schrott receives badge of honour in Austria.

The Strad

Hilary Hahn calls on fans for upcoming Deutsche Grammophon album artwork

Hilary Hahn has long encouraged her legion of devotees to create fan art, sharing it on a dedicated page on her website and on social media. She has gone one step further with her upcoming album for Deutsche Grammophon, appealing to fans to create artwork for the sleeve.

Pizzicato

Total chaos at the National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina

The musicians of the Argentinian National Symphony Orchestra have not been paid their wages for months, some since last year, the Argentinian newspaper El Pais says.

Music Business Worldwide

Warner Bros President Dan McCarroll exits label after three years

MBW can reveal that Dan McCarroll, President of Warner Bros Records in California, is leaving the label.

Musical Chairs

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra to introduce new director during Summermusik festival

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s summer concert series, Summermusik, will help the group introduce and celebrate its new director, Eckart Preu.

Limelight

2017 Helpmann Awards announced

Barrie Kosky’s Saul and Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife win big at this year’s awards for live performance in Australia.

NMZ

DOV: Festival für Neue Musik braucht langfristige Förderung

Das traditionsreiche und hoch angesehene Festival Klangwerkstatt Berlin kann zum ersten Mal seit 28 Jahren nicht stattfinden, weil Anträge auf Projektförderung abgelehnt wurden.

Pizzicato

Rektorat im Mozarteum wieder besetzt

Nach 15 Monaten und einer von vielen Rückschlägen begleiteten Suche nach einem Nachfolger für den nach einem Sexskandal ausgeschiedenen Siegfried Mauser, hat der Universitätsrat des Salzburger Mozarteums im Eiltempo aus dem Dreiervorschlag des Senates einstimmig die Deutsche Elisabeth Gutjahr zur Rektorin gewählt.

Klassik.com

Bariton Erwin Schrott in Österreich mit Goldenem Ehrenzeichen ausgezeichnet

Der Sänger Erwin Schrott hat gestern das Goldene Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich erhalten.

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Heute eröffnen die 2017 mit Richard Wagners „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“!

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(Written on July 25, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: conductor Zubin Mehta talks about Ravi Shankar and Haydn, trombonist Mathias Götz releases remix-album, and Bavarian village hosts a festival with Gerold Huber as Artistic Director. Grammy- winning flautist Dave Valentin dies at 64. Grimes’ Visions is getting remade as classical music, and RSNO 2017/18 season to celebrate 175 years of RSNO Chorus. Love letters between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears go on display, and how contemporary composers are revitalizing – and reinventing – classical music.

Fact Mag

Grimes’ Visions is getting remade as classical music

Grimes’ breakthrough album Visions has been reinterpreted by the Canadian classical ensemble Plumes for the upcoming concert series “Many Visions: Plumes Deconstructs the Music of Grimes.”

Classical Music Magazine

RSNO 2017/18 season to celebrate 175 years of RSNO Chorus

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s 2017/18 season celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding organisation, the RSNO Chorus.

The Guardian

Love letters between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears go on display

Ardent and joyful love between composer and tenor is revealed in exhibition marking 50th anniversary of Sexual Offences Act.

National Post

How contemporary composers are revitalizing – and reinventing – classical music

The New Creations Festival continues on March 8 and March 11 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Press and Journal

Classical music from celebrated Scottish composer recorded for first time

A Moray pianist has unearthed lost piano music from a legendary Scottish musician.

BBC News

Music ‘could face extinction’ in secondary schools

They say music is being squeezed because of pressure on pupils to take subjects included in the EBacc school league table measure.

Der Tagesspiegel

„Ohne Musik kann ich nicht leben“

Dirigent Zubin Mehta hält sich zur Zeit viel in Berlin auf. Ein Gespräch über Ravi Shankar, Haydns “Schöpfung”, Strauss’ “Frau ohne Schatten” – und die Pläne des 80-Jährigen.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Im Zerrspiegel

Der Posaunist Mathias Götz gehört seit langem zum Label-Kosmos der Brüder Acher. Als “Le Millipede” veröffentlicht er jetzt ein spannendes Remix-Album

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Die Mischung macht’s

Im oberbayerischen Pfaffenwinkel machte im letzten Jahr ein Festival von sich reden. 2017 finden die Pollinger Tage Alter und Neuer Musik unter der künstlerischen Leitung Gerold Hubers zum zweiten Mal statt

The New York Times

Dave Valentin, a Grammy Award-Winning Latin Jazz Flutist, Dies at 64

Dave Valentin, a Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz flutist who recorded dozens of albums and performed on six continents, died on Wednesday in the Bronx. He was 64.

WXQR

How a Yellow Cab Ride Created A Classical Music Connection

The first thing I noticed as I slid into the passenger seat of the yellow cab with my kids crowding into the back was that the radio was switched to WQXR

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Zubin Mehta vergangenes Jahr bei einem Konzert in seiner Heimatstadt Bombay. Foto- imago_Hindustan TimesDirigent Zubin Mehta

(Written on March 9, 2017 )

Classical News

In our last classical news round-up of the year, Apple Music introduced a new feature to sort classical music by composer, allowing music in a user’s library to be more organised. BBC Music Magazine rounds up their big highlights of 2016. Facebook is to start making its own original music, as it puts together its internal ‘sound design’ team with experienced composers. Warner Music Group partners with MelodyVR, to create more Virtual Reality contents. Also, Jeremy Nicholas gives a brief history of classical music on Gramophone.

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Apple Music introduces option to sort tracks by composer

Apple Music has introduced a feature on one of its recent updates to allow users to sort their music by composer. While it is not yet functional for Apple Music’s entire collection, the change does allow music in a user’s library to be organised in this way.

Gramophone

A brief history of classical music

Jeremy Nicholas offers a guided tour of the key players and movements that have made classical music the rich art-form that today still entrances, moves and uplifts.

BBC Music Magazine

2016: A Year in Music

It’s been a year full of dramatic world events, but what has 2016 meant for classical music? We take a look back at the big news stories of the last twelve months.

Music Business Worldwide

Warner To Launch ‘Hundreds of Virtual Reality Experiences’ With MelodyVR Deal

Warner Music Group is getting busy creating virtual reality (VR) content for fans after inking a worldwide partnership with MelodyVR.

Facebook Looks Set To Start Making More of its Own Music

Facebook is bulking up its internal ‘sound design’ team – and recruiting for an experienced composer to help spearhead the creation of its own music.

Npr music

A Year Of Listening Desperately: 10 Classical Albums That Saved 2016

In surveying the year’s classical releases, I discovered similar nostalgic and escapist trends that revealed themselves slowly as the months of political sniping dragged on.

Boadway World

Pittsburgh Symphony Welcomes Jukka-Pekka Saraste to Conduct BNY Mellon Grand Classics Concert

Acclaimed Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste returns to Heinz Hall for the first time since 1999 to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Seventh and Sibelius’ Fifth symphonies during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on January 13 and 15.

Artsjournals

Apple Music Positions Itself As Platform, Promoter, Reinventor Of The Music Biz

We all have to reinvent ourselves now that paid streaming is starting to lock in. There’s going to be a lot of new technology, and everyone’s going to be reforming their roles.

Zeit Online

Ich, der junge Bach?

Wenn das Weihnachtsoratorium erklingt, ist das für Hannes Leitlein besonders erhebend: Denn in seiner Familie hält sich das Gerücht, er sei mit Johann Sebastian Bach verwandt. Kann das wahr sein? Eine Spurensuche, von Baden-Württemberg bis Leipzig.

Klassik.com

Badisches Staatstheater: Gefühl der Unsicherheit bei Opernbesuchern?

Die Außenbereiche des Badischen Staatstheaters Karlsruhe seien einer Stellungnahme der SPD-Fraktion im Karlsruher Gemeinderat zufolge zu wenig beleuchtet.

Musikexpress.de

Donald Trump lehnt Andrea Bocelli ab und hat immer noch keinen Act für seine Amtseinführung

Eigentlich darf Donald Trump gar nicht so wählerisch sein. Die Suche nach einem musikalischen Begleiter bei seiner Amtseinführung am 20. Januar gestaltete sich als schwieriger als gedacht.

Nmz

Choreografin Sasha Waltz weiht Elbphilharmonie-Foyers ein

Mit einem Festakt wird der Konzertsaal der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie am 11. Januar eröffnet. Doch schon zuvor lässt sich in dem spektakulären Bau Besonderes erleben: Am Neujahrstag erkundet die weltweit gefeierte Choreografin Sasha Waltz mit einer Performance die sechsstöckigen Foyers.

Codex Flores

Die falsche These von der Krise der klassischen Musik

Im Januar präsentieren die deutschen Musikhochschulen erstmalig gemeinsam neue Konzertformate ihrer Studierenden in Berlin. Künstlerischer Leiter der Reihe ist Sebastian Nordmann, Intendant des Konzerthauses Berlin. Er widerspricht der These von der Krise der klassischen Musik.

France Musique

La région liquide le festival d’Ile-de-France

Une mesure devant être adoptée en janvier par le Conseil régional prévoit une baisse de la subvention du festival d’Ile-de-France de 68%. Principal financeur de l’événement, la Région pourrait bien être son fossoyeur.

Le Monde

La Scala, saga d’une salle aux mille visages

Ouvert en 1873, maintes fois fermé et transformé, le théâtre parisien s’apprête à renaître de ses cendres.

El Mundo

William Christie expulsa a un espectador por interrumpir el ‘Mesías’ con un móvil

El director de orquesta riñó al público por ‘destruir’ la interpretación de la obra de Händel durante una velada navideña en el Auditorio Nacional.

Twitter

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 28 carols in 2 minutes? That’ll be the @theLondon4tet http://bbc.in/2hDq1FG

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1806 FP Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Classic FM @ClassicFM Very sad news from @AndreRieu‘s Johann Strauss Orchestra: https://t.co/ComWqH8vZ8

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(Written on December 23, 2016 )

Singer Olivia Salvadori and composer Sandro Mussida have released their new album Dare Voce on Sony Classical.

Olivia Salvadori is a classically-trained soprano, an operatic solo performer, and an experimental recording artist. She is particularly interested in approaching the voice as a raw material. Sandro Mussida is a cellist, composer and electronic producer. His work investigates the consequences of compositional choices on musical matte,r and explores the interaction between acoustic, classical, electric and electronic fields.

Dare Voce is the result of a ten-year long exploration of the voice. Using the song form, it unites European, Latin American, African, classical, acoustic and electronic musical styles. The Italian musicians create worlds of endless possibilities and no restrictions – solid classical roots entwine with more contemporary styles, creating new sound combinations.

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The album is a brief anthology of short stories, and takes the listener on a journey through different languages, compositional techniques, orchestrations, and recording processes. Olivia’s deep and powerful lyrical voice is complimented by a classically-influenced electronic soundscape.

Olivia and Sandro have also collaborated with several international artists, including UK-based artist & electronic musician Mark Fell, Australian musician Oren Ambarchi, Berlin-based Hungarian-American saxophonist, lyricist, avant-garde musician and experimental composer Andre Vida, and US drummer, composer, songwriter, improviser and writer John Colpitts aka Kid Millions.

For their latest news, stay tuned to the WildKat PR Blog, follow Olivia on her website, Facebook and Twitter, or check out Sandro’s website and Twitter.

(Written on December 9, 2016 )

Have you ever wondered how a polyphonic piece would sound if you listened to some of the individual parts, or even just one?  A special new online tool—created for today’s release of an outstanding modern interpretation by six pianists—offers this possibility and allows you to get closer to Steve Reich’s famous Six Pianos.

Influenced by electronic club music, as well as their classical education, the six pianists Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (Grandbrothers), Daniel Brandt, Paul Frick (of Brandt Brauer Frick) and John Kameel Farah, show their devotion to the influential composer of minimalist music though this modern approach to the idea behind Six Pianos.

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Each pianist performed his part on his own piano using typical studio equipment, before passing the recording over to the next pianist. With the help of the online tool you can listen to every single part individually, or up to all six parts together. This opens up new sound experiences as well as giving a special insight in both the piece and the work of the musicians.

Due to technical reasons the tool only works with Google Chrome. When opening the page, it can take up to 30 seconds until all tracks are completely loaded, but it’s definitely worth the wait! Here you can find the tool: www.film-recordings.com/sixpianos

This recording of Six Pianos, which also includes Keyboard Study #1 by Terry Riley, is now available on the FILM label as Vinyl, CD and as MP3.

(Written on November 18, 2016 )

WildKat PR are delighted to be starting work with Olivia Salvadori and Sandro Mussida, ahead of the release of their album Dare Voce this autumn. Olivia and Sandro are particularly interested in exploring the interaction between different genres, traditions and timbres.

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Olivia Salvadori is a classically trained soprano, an operatic solo performer, and an experimental recording artist. Her music creates an eclectic avant-garde union between her deep, lyrical voice and a classically-influenced electronic accompaniment. In 2013, Olivia began recording her album, Dare Voce, in collaboration with producer, composer and cellist Sandro Mussida. His work investigates the consequences of compositional choices on musical matter and explores the interaction between acoustic/classical, electric and electronic fields.

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Dare Voce features nine compositions in song form for soprano voice with electric/electronic accompaniment. Alongside elements from traditional classical Italian opera, the compositions incorporate more contemporary and experimental styles.

Follow their latest news here on WildKat PR Blog. In addition, you can follow Olivia on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Soundcloud, where you can listen to some of her recordings. You can also follow Sandro on his website, Facebook, TwitterInstagram, as well as Soundcloud to listen to his works.

(Written on October 18, 2016 )

Sven Helbig is one of the biggest talents in the pool of composers of the new generation. He is known for his residence at Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar but also for his creative collaborations with artists of other genres such as hard rock band Rammstein or the Pet Shop Boys. He just released the video trailer for his newest piece: the album I Eat The Sun And Drink The Rain introduces bewitching, delicate choral voices and a fascinating sound.

The album features the Baroque-specialists Vocalconsort Berlin, one of the most renowned German choirs, conducted by cosmopolite conductor Kristjan Järvi whose concerts have been proclaimed a “life-enhancing experience” (The Herald, Scotland).

I Eat The Sun And Drink The Rain will be released on 9th September 2016 on Berlin-based record label Neue Meister (Berlin Classics / Edel Germany). The album will be premiered live at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany on 23rd September 2016 and will then go on tour. You can pre-order the album here.

Keep up to date with Neue Meister’s releases via their website, Facebook and Twitter.

 

(Written on August 8, 2016 )

WildKat PR are delighted to announce our new client Aleah Morrison-Basu!

Aleah is a multi-instrumentalist and composer with a unique approach to music which emerged from her many experiences and diverse background. Growing up speaking multiple languages, she has lived in various countries and travelled the world. She experiences a unique composing process due to her epilepsy and her deafness on one ear, which she saw as opportunities to approach music in a more visual and emotional way. She has been composing music for many years and is now releasing her debut album Evolving Reflections to be released on 8th July 2016.

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Aleah owns the award-winning music and sound studio Zelig Sound and so far has worked with clients including BBC, HBO, Harrods, as well as mobile network Three.

The album launch will take place on 8th July at the Rag Factory, with live performance, animation premieres and listening booths to experience how Aleah hears the music. RSVP on the Event!

Keep up to date with news from the Aleah through her websiteTwitter, Facebook and, as always, through the WildKat PR blog.

(Written on June 2, 2016 )

Would there be any better place to compose than a lighthouse on a cliff?

Errollyn met with us on a sunny afternoon in a café high above the busy streets of central London to talk not only about her projects and experiences, but also about the role her uncle had in her development as an artist and the recent purchase of her lighthouse. She will be releasing her highly anticipated album PHOTOGRAPHY, a compilation of orchestral works, on 18th March 2016 through NMC Recordings.

Errollyn Wallen has recently become the proud owner of a lighthouse in Scotland. With the surrounding views of beautiful Scottish landscapes, she can’t wait to experience composing and getting inspiration from that iodine atmosphere.

PHOTOGRAPHY is a powerful album that combines passion and beauty with a fearless, rigorous technique. It merges many renowned musicians such as Matthew Sharp, Nicholas Kok, Tim Harries as well as Wallen’s own Orchestra X, led by David Le Page. In order to create a unique soundworld, Wallen combined styles and ideas from across the centuries.

You can order the album following this link:
http://nmcrec.co.uk/recording/photography

Visit her website here: www.errollynwallen.com

(Written on March 17, 2016 )

 

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With the #NirvanaProject, AyseDeniz brings to life the power of music that gave Kurt Cobain the will to live. The album is released today exclusively with iTunes or you can purchase signed hard copies on AyseDeniz’s website.

AyseDeniz was considered a child prodigy in her native Turkey and made her concerto debut when she was just nine. As a composer and pianist, she is always seeking new ideas. For the #NirvanaProject, AyseDeniz has pulled ideas from the lyrics and motifs of Nirvana’s music to create her own adaptations. She tells the story of Kurt Cobain through her classical piano arrangements and vocals; connecting rock and grunge with classical music, in an authentic intimate and nostalgic way.

At the age of 27, the same age as Nirvana’s front man when he ended his life, AyseDeniz dedicates this project to Kurt Cobain to celebrate his legacy through virtuosic grunge.

The project follows the viral, worldwide success of AyseDeniz’s Classical Pink Floyd project, which caught the attention of classical enthusiasts and rock fans across the globe, also securing an endorsement from Pink Floyd’s official social media pages.

The #NirvanaProject is a curious and eclectic venture, which merges different styles in a genre that is impossible to categorise. Buy now on iTunes or get yourself an exclusive signed CD.

 

Keep up to date with AyseDeniz’s news via her website, Twitter or Facebook.

 

 

(Written on November 20, 2015 )