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In today’s news: The UK Government has exempted musical instruments from its proposals for an ivory ban, and the National Centre for Early Music has been selected as one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations for 2018–2022. “Steinway” Family celebrates its 25th anniversary, the singing competition “Paula Salomon-Lindberg-Wettbewerb” to start tomorrow, and musical about Amy Winehouse to be released.

Classical Music Magazine

Ivory ban exemption for musical instruments

The Musicians’ Union (MU), the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) and the Music Industries’ Association (MIA) are ‘delighted’ at the news that musical instruments are among the exemptions set out in the government’s proposals for an ivory ban.

Early Music Today

Continued NPO status for NCEM

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) based at St Margaret’s Church, York, has been selected as one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations for 2018–2022.

The Telegraph

‘I was picked on by the gods’: inside George Michael’s powerful final documentary

It is remembered as perhaps his greatest performance. In trademark sunglasses and earring, wearing a boxy orange jacket, George Michael stormed the stage of Wembley Stadium in April 1992, backed by the surviving members of Queen, and tore out an absolutely show-stopping version of Somebody To Love in front of 80,000 fans.

Nursery World

Nursery using classical music to calm babies

A Bedfordshire nursery has started playing classical music at drop-off after finding it helped to settle children in their baby unit.

Violin Channel

San Antonio Symphony Orchestra Appoint New Assistant Conductor

The San Antonio Symphony has announced the appointment of Israeli-born conductor Noam Aviel as their new Assistant Conductor.

The New York Times

Anna Netrebko Will Star in Three Met-Bolshoi Productions

Two of the world’s most important opera companies, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Bolshoi Theater here, will collaborate on three stagings in coming years, they announced on Monday.

NMZ

25 Jahre Steinway Family – ein Grund zum Feiern

Steinway & Sons, Hersteller der berühmten Flügel und Klaviere, feiert in diesem Jahr ein ganz besonderes Jubiläum: 25 Jahre “Steinway Family”.

Klassik.com

Viktor Soos Preisträger beim Kissinger Klavier-Olymp

Die Gewinner des Wettbewerbs “Kissinger Klavier-Olymp” stehen fest. Der Backnanger Viktor Soos gewann dabei den dritten Preis, Erster wurde der türkische Pianist Emre Yavuz.

Klassik Heute

Der Paula Salomon-Lindberg-Wettbewerb bringt junge Gesangstalente nach Berlin

Vom 11. bis zum 14. Oktober 2017 bringt der diesjährige Paula Salomon-Lindberg-Wettbewerb „Das Lied“ Gesangstalente und ihre Pianistinnen und Pianisten aus ganz Europa und Israel nach Berlin.

El Mundo

Amy Winehouse tendrá un musical en el West End

El padre de la cantante anuncia un musical ajeno a las drogas y el alcohol.

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(Written on October 10, 2017 )

In today’s news: Opera star Anna Netrebko talks about her life, loves – and cancelling at Covent Garden, and Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017. Houstan Grand Opera under water, Staatsoper Hamburg looks for young musicians, and Fabien Gabel new musical director of Orchestre Français des Jeunes.

The Telegraph

Anna Netrebko: ‘My husband just thought I was a crazy prima donna’

Europe’s queen of opera tells Rupert Christiansen about her life, loves – and cancelling at Covent Garden

Teaching Drama

Shakespeare’s Globe launches new apprenticeships

In a fresh bid to enforce its commitment to equal opportunities and arts access for young people, Shakespeare’s Globe in June launched four year-long apprenticeship programmes, to run from September.

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Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017

More than 170 young singers from 39 nations applied for the prestigious singing competition for Baroque opera, organized by the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music.

Classic FM

Titanic is the biggest-selling classical album of the last 25 years

The score for the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, composed by the late James Horner, is the best-selling classical album of the last 25 years, according to the Ultimate Classic FM Chart, the biggest ever countdown of classical music album sales in the UK.

Limelight

Young Virtuoso Award NSW State Finals winner announced

Jennifer Hou will go on to compete at the National finals, while Toby Thatcher is named Patron of Emerging Artists.

NMZ

Sängerin in Bayreuth verletzt – Regie-Assistent spielt Brünnhilde

Ein Regie-Assistent im glitzernden Goldkleid als Brünnhilde auf der Bayreuther Festspielbühne: Zum Abschluss der Richard-Wagner-Festspiele am Montagabend musste improvisiert werden.

Klassik.com

Houston Grand Opera schwer von der Flut getroffen

Der Tropensturm “Harvey”, der im US-Bundesstaat Texas schwere Schäden verursacht hat, hat auch Oper und Ballett in Houston in hohem Maß in Mitleidenschaft gezogen.

Klassik Heute

Staatsoper Hamburg sucht junge Musikerinnen und Musiker für Kinderoper

Die Staatsoper Hamburg sucht für die Kinderoper Die arabische Prinzessin in der Reihe opera piccola Kinder und Jugendliche zwischen 14 und 20 Jahren, die bei den Vorstellungen im Februar 2018 mitwirken wollen.

Le Figaro

Gammes d’été pour l’orchestre français des jeunes

La formation aborde sa session estivale et découvre Fabien Gabel, son nouveau directeur musical.

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Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017

(Written on August 29, 2017 )

In today’s news: Soprano Anna Netrebko Storms Salzburg Classical Music’s Summit, and Spotify launches in Thailand. Russian opera director Serebrennikow has been arrested, classical music festivals are in high demand, and Italy to pay tribute to earthquake victims with music compositions.

The Financial Times

Anna Netrebko Storms Salzburg, Classical Music’s Summit

SALZBURG, Austria — The curtain had just come down on Anna Netrebko’s highly anticipated debut as Verdi’s Aida here earlier this month. But her next performance was already beginning.

Teaching Drama

Mercury Theatre provides crèche

The Mercury Theatre of Colchester, Essex, has responded to feedback about accessibility for auditionees with caring responsibilities.

 Music Business Worldwide

Spotify launches in Thailand with subscription price of less than $4 a month

The company has this week launched both its ad-funded and premium services in Thailand. As a result, it’s now available in some 61 markets worldwide.

Pizzicato

Korean tenor wins Queen Sonja International Music Competition

The winner of this year’s Queen Sonja International Music Competition is tenor Seung Ju Bahg, a young talent from South Korea.

Klassik Heute

Künstlerresidenz von Daniel Hope in der Philharmonie Essen

Musiker, Autor, Moderator, Produzent: Der Geiger Daniel Hope ist eine der interessantesten Künstlerpersönlichkeiten der Gegenwart.

Musik Heute

Regisseur Serebrennikow festgenommen – Oper Stuttgart besorgt

Zwei Monate vor seiner geplanten Opernpremiere in Stuttgart ist der regierungskritische russische Theaterregisseur Kirill Serebrennikow in Moskau festgenommen worden.

Codex Flores

Klassik-Festivals erfreuen sich hoher Nachfrage

Laut der Deutschen Orchestervereinigung (DOV) erfreuen sich die sommerlichen Open-Air-, Festival- und Festspiel-Veranstaltungen klassischer Musik immer grösseren Zuspruchs.

France Musique

Italie : une création musicale pour exorciser le tremblement de terre de 2016

Un an après le tremblement de terre qui a fait près de 300 morts, l’Italie veut rendre hommage aux victimes et conjurer ses souvenirs.

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The New York Times: Anna Netrebko poses for a selfie with a fan on the streets of Salzburg.

(Written on August 23, 2017 )

In today’s news: Leonard Elschenbroich steps in to save BBC Proms premiere, how to build a career in music, and how much money will Spotify lose by the end of 2017? “Europa-Preis” for Franz Welser-Möst, Anna Netrebko upset about Forbes article, and Jonas Kaufmann’s new album to be released on September 15th.

The Violin Channel

Newly-Released D’Addario Ascenté Violin String Set Winners Announced

And the winners are in! The following 25 lucky VC members will each be receiving a set of the newly-released D’Addario Ascenté violin string.

The Strad

Leonard Elschenbroich steps in to save BBC Proms premiere

Leonard Elschenbroich is stepping in at short notice to perform the premiere of Brian Elias’ cello concerto at the BBC Proms on 9 August. Natalie Clein, for whom the concerto was written, has had to withdraw from the concert for health reasons.

Cmuse

Dreaming of a Career in Music? Here’s How to Build One

Steps to build a career in music.

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Rome Opera with record revenue from Caracalla Carmen

This evening Opera Roma closes the summer series of Carmen performances at Terme di Caracalla with a considerable sales record.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify is set to end 2017 with 70m subscribers and $5bn in revenue. But how much money will it lose?

The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on.

Limelight

Freedman Classical Fellowship nominees announced

This year’s hopefuls have submitted proposals that look to take classical music in fresh directions.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra compensation bid for forecast losses due to building works on hold

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) has had its bid for compensation for disruptions caused by extensive building works at the Festival Centre put on hold.

Pizzicato

Europa-Preis für Welser-Möst

Der Pro Arte Europa-Preis 2017 des Herbert-Batliner-Europainstituts wird heute im Karl-Böhm-Saal in Salzburg an den Dirigenten Franz Welser-Möst verliehen.

Klassik.com

Nach Gehaltsranking: Gesangs-Star Anna Netrebko zürnt

Die Sopranistin Anna Netrebko ist in den sogenannten “sozialen Medien” einer Behauptung der Zeitschrift “Forbes” in Bezug auf ihre jährlichen Einkünfte entgegengetreten.

Klassik Heute

Neues Album “L’Opéra” von Jonas Kaufmann

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann veröffentlicht am 15. September bei Sony Classical sein neues Album „L’Opéra“ mit Arien aus französischen Opern des 19. Jahrhunderts.

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(Written on August 4, 2017 )

In today’s news, star violinist David Garrett receives the Frankfurter Musikpreis, and the critique of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie: accessibility not guaranteed. Finland musicians explore the fusion of classical and metal, and Handel opera gets a period punch. Drake music creates accesible music education guide, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently made a $2.5 million multi-year grant to the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth.

The New York Times

An Early-Music Ensemble Gives a Handel Opera a Period Punch

After centuries of relative neglect, Handel’s operas have come into their own.

The Guardian

Long before Brian Eno and others realised it was possible, Basil Kirchin was manipulating sounds to create a new and pioneering form of music

The List

Eicca Toppinen (Apocalyptica) – ‘Classical music is bombastic and massive and metal has the same essence’

Finnish quartet celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album Plays Metallica by Four Cellos.

Classical Music Magazine

Drake Music releases guide to accessible music education

The charity hopes that the guide will act as a simple ‘one stop shop’ for organisations, resources, venues, assistive music technology and instruments for inclusive approaches to music education.

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Berliner Morgenpost

Opernstar Netrebko in Wien zur Kammersängerin ernannt

Anna Netrebko (45) ist in Wien mit dem Titel Kammersängerin geehrt worden. Sie sei seit Jahren eng mit der Wiener Staatsoper verbunden, so die Begründung.

Klassik.com

Kritik an Elbphilharmonie: Stolperfallen für Menschen mit Behinderung

An der Barrierefreiheit der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie ist Kritik laut geworden. Einem Bericht des Schleswig-Holsteinischen Zeitungsverlags zufolge fordern Vertreter des Blinden- und Sehbehindertenvereins (BSVH) Nachbesserungen, da die Elbphilharmonie Menschen mit Behinderung durch einige Stolperfallen gefährde.

Frankfurter Musikpreis geht in diesem Jahr an Geiger David Garrett

Der Geiger David Garrett erhält den diesjährigen Frankfurter Musikpreis. Die im Rahmen der Frankfurter Musikmesse verliehene Auszeichnung ist mit 15.000 Euro dotiert und ehrt Künstler, die einen besonderen Beitrag für die internationale Musikszene geleistet haben

Inside Philanthropy

A Foundation Goes All-In On Classical Music Education for Underrepresented Communities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently made an unprecedented $2.5 million multi-year grant to the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY)—a consortium of music education organizations serving students all over Greater Philadelphia

Chicago Tribune

Principal trumpet Martin resigns from Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Martin, principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2005, has resigned from the orchestra, effective on Wednesday of this week, the orchestra has announced.

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Classical Music‏  Viewpoints: Eye On History: Exploring Beethoven’s African roots – Buffalo News

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(Written on February 17, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Glastonbury ticket website crashes, Jonathan Cohen is named music director of Les Violons du Roy, and Peter Allen, a voice on the radio for the Met Opera, dies at 96. Also, Anna Netrebko wins an Echo Klassik award and the Arts Council announces its budgets.

The Guardian

Glastonbury ticket website crashes

Would-be festivalgoers feel frustration as the website selling Glastonbury festival tickets shows up as unavailable when ticket sale was due to begin on Sunday morning.

Classical Music Magazine

PRS for Music Foundation announces new Women Make Music grantees

PRS for Music Foundation has awarded 16 new music creators grants through its Women Make Music programme.

Jonathan Cohen named music director of Les Violons du Roy

Les Violons du Roy has appointed Jonathan Cohen as music director. The British conductor, harpsichordist and cellist will take up the position with the 2018/19 season, continuing until 2021. He will begin serving as designated music director in February 2017, taking over from Bernard Labadie.

Arts Council announces budgets for 2018-2022

Arts Council England is to spend an extra £47m each year on its main funding streams until 2022. The organisation will spend £622m per year for its national portfolio, grants for arts and culture, and strategic funds.

Birmingham Conservatoire to host Reger Centenary Festival

The Reger Centenary Festival will take place 14-18 October at Birmingham Conservatoire. The five-day festival will focus on different aspects of Reger’s compositions and those who influenced him, as well as placing his organ works in the wider context of his chamber and solo music.

The Washington Post

Classical artists show that when it comes to new music, pop may be better

How do you get people to like contemporary music? As classical music presenters continue to ask themselves this question, they overlook one salient point: There’s a large body of music that does appeal, easily, to contemporary audiences. It’s called pop music.

The New York Times

Peter Allen, a Voice on the Radio for the Met Opera, Dies at 96

Peter Allen, whose nonoperatically light tenor and precise but not pedantic style introduced more than 500 performances for the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.

Neue Musikzeitung

Hamburgs Kultursenatorin Barbara Kisseler mit 67 Jahren gestorben

Hamburgs Kultursenatorin Barbara Kisseler (parteilos) ist tot. Die Politikerin starb am vergangenen Freitag im Alter von 67 Jahren nach schwerer Krankheit, teilte Bürgermeister Olaf Scholz (SPD) am Montag in Hamburg mit.

Berliner Morgenpost

Echo Klassik für Anna Netrebko und Campino

Der Echo Klassik ist der wichtigste deutsche Musikpreis im klassischen Bereich. Die begehrte Trophäe, die der Bundesverband Musikindustrie jedes Jahr für neue CDs verleiht, wurde in 22 Kategorien an 57 Gewinner vergeben. Die russische Sopranistin Anna Netrebko wurde diesmal Sängerin des Jahres.

Berliner Zeitung

Eklat beim Staatsballett

Der Protest gegen die Berufung von Sasha Waltz und Johannes Öhmann als neue Doppelspitze für das Jahr 2019 spitzte sich bei der „Nussknacker“-Premiere weiter zu. Vor der deutschen Oper protestierten Ballett-Mütter, drinnen erhob sich eine Welle von Buhrufen gegen den Regierenden Bürgermeister und Kultursenator Michael Müller.

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BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Giant of Italian opera Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813.

Top Classical News @topcmnews Clayton Piano Festival brings classical music to the masses – News & Observer

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Peter Allen. Credit: Nancy Siesel/The New York Times

Peter Allen. Credit: Nancy Siesel/The New York Times

(Written on October 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, UMG appoints senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships, experts at the French National Stud found that music helps horses keep calm, and Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017. Also, UK festival market being driven by ‘super fans’ and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor and artistic director David Robertson are excited to announce their 2017 season.

Classical Music Magazine

UMG appoints senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships

Universal Music Group has appointed Oana Ruxandra as senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships.

The Telegraph

Classical music helps horses keep calm, new research finds

Experts at the French National Stud found that playing excerpts of classical-style film music to horses during typically stressful activities significantly reduced the animals’ anxiety.

The Guardian

Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017

Ramin Djawadi, composer of the score of the HBO hit, is leading an orchestra on an audiovisual tour of the US that promises to ‘bring the Seven Kingdoms to life’

The New York Times

In China, Rejuvenating a Classical Music Heritage Linked to a Jewish Community

In winter, tourists flock to Harbin, in northeastern China, for its world-renowned ice sculpture festival. But with summer in full bloom, this city is working overtime on behalf of a less publicized part of its heritage: classical music.

For Many, Opera and Puccini Are One (Trump’s Campaign Knows the Appeal)

When the news broke a few weeks ago that the family of Luciano Pavarotti had asked Donald J. Trump to stop playing that tenor’s recording of the aria “Nessun dorma,” from Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Turandot,” at campaign rallies, I’ll admit, I was befuddled: “Wait … Donald Trump listens to opera?”

Music Week

UK festival market being driven by ‘super fans’

Though “super fans” comprise just 28% of attendees, they collectively account for 56% of total ticket spend. They attend more festivals; spend more on individual tickets and act as tastemakers to their friends.

Broadwayworld

David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony Announce 2017 Season – Pianist Martha Argerich Makes Australian Debut, Swiss Conductor Charles Dutoit to Appear and More!

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor and artistic director David Robertson are excited to announce their 2017 season, with offerings for every concert-goer, from classical music a cionados to lovers of new australian music and those looking forward to their first orchestral experience.

NRK

Krass kritikk mot Festspillene i Bergen

Ti tungvektere i Bergens kultur- og næringsliv mener Festspillene i byen er på avveie og kritiserer programprofilen til festspilldirektør Anders Beyer.

Musik heute

Anna Netrebko im Bayreuther “Lohengrin” ungewiss

Der Sprecher der Bayreuther Festspiele, Peter Emmerich, betonte am Dienstag, dass Verhandlungen mit Netrebko über einen Auftritt als Elsa in der Richard-Wagner-Oper “Lohengrin” im Jahr 2018 nach wie vor laufen.

Klassik heute

Zuflucht Kultur e.V. erhält Förderpreis der Pill Mayer Stiftung

Mit ihrem Förderpreis für interkulturellen Dialog würdigt die Pill Mayer Stiftung aus Wolfegg/Allgäu beispielhafte interkulturelle Kulturprojekte für Kinder und Jugendliche, die ideenreich Brücken zwischen den Kulturen bauen. Am 1. Oktober 2016 wird der Preis in Höhe von € 1.000 zum zweiten Mal verliehen.

nmz

Besucherzahl des Theater Vorpommern weiter gewachsen

Das Theater Vorpommern hat seine Besucherzahl weiter gesteigert. In der vergangenen Spielzeit wurden mehr als 191.000 Zuschauer in den Häusern in Greifswald, Putbus und Stralsund gezählt

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Erwin Schrott makes debut as Selim at Rossini Festival

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Social and personal: Young maestro gets married

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(Written on August 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Nikida Mndoyants wins the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Corps of Army Music offers a ‘Golden Hello’ of £10,000 for players of specific instruments or instrumental groups & the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain underlines the importance of youth orchestras at the Proms. Also, Edinburgh celebrates the start of its biggest music festival.

Classical Music Magazine

Nikita Mndoyants wins Cleveland International Piano Competition 2016

The 27-year-old Russian pianist Nikita Mndoyants has won the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, a tightly contested, two-week contest, which began on 24 July with 31 unusually well-qualified candidates.

Corps of Army Music offering £10,000 Golden Hello

The Corps of Army Music is offering a ‘Golden Hello’ of up to £10,000 for players of specific instruments or instrumental groups. The new incentive is an opportunity available not only to new applicants to the Army, but also to internal transferees from other Corps and Regiments within the Army, as well as those transferring from the Reserve Army and those who want to ‘re-join’ after being out of the Army for more than two years.

The Telegraph

Prom 29: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain: a robust defence for the importance of youth orchestras

As shown by the recent scare – now happily resolved – over funding to the European Union Youth Orchestra, these can be fragile times for our youth ensembles. Such orchestras are not a luxury, so it was good that their incalculable value was celebrated this weekend in three concerts at the BBC Proms.

BBC News

Deep Time castle display opens Edinburgh International Festival

A spectacular light display on the side of Edinburgh Castle has marked the opening of the city’s International Festival. Dubbed Deep Time, the event, soundtracked by Glasgow post-rock band Mogwai, saw the landmark used as a canvas for animated projections taking in 350 million years of history.

‘Superfans’ keep UK festivals going

A core group of “superfans” are the bedrock of the UK’s festival scene, attending four or more events a year, research suggests. They spend an average of £581 a year on music festivals, often opting for VIP passes or upgraded camping options.

Broadwayworld

Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras announce audition schedules

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) will hold auditions on August 30 and 31, or by appointment, for the Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, String Orchestra, Intermediate String Ensemble and String Ensemble.

WQXR

9 Classical Music Works Inextricably Linked to the Olympics

Athletic feats take center stage at the Olympics, but classical music has always been an important element of the games.

nmz

Salzburger Festspiele: Shokhakimov gewinnt Dirigentenwettbewerb

Der Nachwuchsdirigent Aziz Shokhakimov aus Usbekistan ist mit dem Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele 2016 ausgezeichnet worden.

Klassik heute

Cello Akademie Rutesheim lädt zu Meisterkursen

Mit Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Jens Peter Maintz, Claudio Bohórquez, Wen-Sinn Yang, Danjulo Ishizaka und Troels Svane präsentiert die Cello Akademie Rutesheim 2016 vom 30. Oktober bis 5. November sechs Top-Solisten und Professoren.

FAZ

Es braucht einen starken Körper

Ein Gespräch mit Anna Netrebko über den Wandel ihrer Stimme, das Sterben auf der Bühne – und warum sie nie in Bayreuth auftreten und Wagner singen wird.

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TED Talks @TEDTalks The transformative power of classical music:

Classic FM @ClassicFM Special show – What does classical music sound like in 3D? investigates:

Opera Anywhere @OperaAnywhere Working on water! Madness or genius? the proof will be in the punting!

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(Written on August 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Sonya Yoncheva replaces Anna Netrebko at the Royal Opera House’s “Norma”, Amalia Hall wins Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and “Boléro’s” heirs ask for copyright extension. Also, the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Award’s recipients are announced and Moritz Eggert is nominated for Deutscher Musikautorenpreis 2016.

Classical Music Magazine

Sonya Yoncheva to sing Norma at ROH

Sonya Yoncheva will sing the title role in the Royal Opera House’s production of Bellini’s Norma.The Bulgarian soprano will replace Anna Netrebko, who announced her withdrawal from the role last week.

Yehudi Menuhin School raising funds for the violinist’s centenary

Artist Geraldine van Heemstra will exhibit work created during her artist residency at the Yehudi Menuhin School in June and July, with all proceeds going to the School’s centenary fundraising appeal.

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Boléro: Heirs Ask For Copyright Extension

After seventy years of protection, Ravel’s Boléro is a work of public domain since 1 May 2016, and performers do not have to pay rights anymore. Yesterday however, the heirs asked for an extension of the copyright for 20 years.

The Strad

Violinist Amalia Hall wins Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition

The New Zealand musician has won both the String section and the overall award.

The Telegraph

Opera doesn’t need sex, drugs or blood to win new audiences, Glyndebourne says

Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll may not be the way to a young audience’s heart after all, according to Glyndebourne, as its new director launches a bid to reinstate ‘conservative’ as a “positive thing”.

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2016 Doris Duke Artist Awards Announced

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has named the recipients of the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards.

Classical-music.com

Menuhin the Miracle Boy

In the April issue of BBC Music Magazine, we celebrated the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin’s birth. As part of an in-depth examination of Menuhin’s life, we explored the importance of the relationship between the teenage Menuhin and his teacher, George Enescu. Menuhin’s biographer Humphrey Burton tells us more…

klassik.com

Mainzer Kammerorchester vor dem Aus?

Dem Mainzer Kammerorchester droht wegen finanzieller Schwierigkeiten das Aus. Aufgrund mangelnder finanzieller Ausstattung hat der Deutsche Kulturrrat das Orchester nun auf die rote Liste bedrohter Kultureinrichtungen gesetzt.

Klassik heute

Moritz Eggert für den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis nominiert

Am 12. Mai 2016 verleiht die GEMA in Berlin zum achten Mal den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis. Eine siebenköpfige Fachjury um Max Herre, Charlotte Seither und Wolfgang Niedecken wählte aus rund 80 Einreichungen Komponisten und Textdichter aus, die für ihr musikalisches Schaffen geehrt werden sollen.

Musik heute

Festival Mitte Europa fällt 2016 aus – Zukunft unklar

Plauen – Das Festival Mitte Europa im Dreiländereck von Bayern, Böhmen und Sachsen steht vor dem Aus. Wie Insolvenzverwalter Christian Heintze am Dienstag mitteilte, fällt es in diesem Jahr definitiv aus.

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@DetroitSymphony @MichelleMerrill receives the 2016 #SoltiFoundation Career Assistance Award for young American conductors

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Sonya Yoncheva to sing Norma at ROH. Photo credit: Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical

Sonya Yoncheva to sing Norma at ROH. Photo credit: Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical

(Written on May 4, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Anna Netrebko surprisingly withdraws from singing at Royal Opera’s Norma, Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen to work with Metropolitan Opera, Google offers a virtual tour through the Sydney Opera House and Scottish Opera announces four productions and Philip Glass premiere as new season is unveiled.

The Guardian

Soprano Anna Netrebko withdraws from Royal Opera’s Norma

One of the world’s leading sopranos has pulled out of the Royal Opera’s autumn production of Norma because her “voice has evolved in a different direction”. Anna Netrebko released a statement on Tuesday giving her reasons for what the company admitted was a frustrating late withdrawal.

New York Times

Esa-Pekka Salonen brings his cool to New York’s music scene

He has held musical soirees at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He led the New York Philharmonic in Messiaen’s boffo “Turangalîla-Symphonie” in March at David Geffen Hall, where, a week later, Alan Gilbert conducted the New York premiere of his Dada piece, “Karawane.” Now he is next door, conducting Strauss’s “Elektra” at the Metropolitan Opera.

Herald Scotland

Scottish Opera announces four productions and Philip Glass premiere as new season unveiled

Four new productions, a collaboration with a leading theatre company and the first Scottish performance of a Puccini opera are part of Scottish Opera’s new season.

Mashable UK

Go backstage at the Sydney Opera House with Google’s virtual museum

On Wednesday, the building and the Google Cultural Institute, an initiative that hosts virtual museums from around the world, announced a new partnership that will see more than 1,000 of the House’s artefacts posted online.

Music Week

BBC Music Day to return in June

BBC Music has announced the full line-up of events for BBC Music Day 2016, which returns this year on Friday, June 3.

Classical Music Magazine

Warner Classics extends label distribution service

Warner Classics is to extend its global distribution and marketing infrastructure to third-party labels. EuroArts Music will be the first company to join forces with Warner Classics Label Services from 1 May.

Ralph Kirshbaum receives honorary degree

Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum is to be presented with an honorary doctorate in music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 5 July. Kirshbaum’s career encompasses solo performance, chamber music, recording and pedagogy.

The Strad

Fresh from signing to Warner Classics, violinist Kyung Wha Chung to open Verbier Festival

Following the news earlier this month that Kyung Wha Chung has signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics, it has been announced that the violinist is to open the Verbier Festival on 22 July.

Der Tagesspiegel

Völkermord, bitte löschen

Die Türkei versucht die EU-Kulturpolitik zu kontrollieren – Auslöser ist ein Konzertprojekt der Dresdner Sinfoniker über den Genozid an den Armeniern.

neue musikzeitung

Erinnern, übermalen und neu gestalten

Der dänische Komponist Hans Abrahamsen im Porträt.

Das Orchester

Nachlass von Claudio Abbado kommt nach Berlin

Die Schenkung an die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin/Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz umfasst eine umfangreiche Sammlung von Partituren, handschriftlichen Aufzeichnungen, Audio-/Video-Veröffentlichungen, musikwissenschaftlicher Literatur und Briefen.

El mundo

Con la vista en Brahms y Gernika

La BOS mirará al compositor alemán en una temporada que tendrá invitados como Eliahu Inbal.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews Three Krenek operas to be staged in Frankfurt

Making Music England @MakingMusicENG Help put ‘A Choir in Every Care Home’

Sydney Opera House @SydOperaHouse Today we launch our Cultural Institute collection — 50 exhibits, 1000+ artefacts

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Photograph: Royal Opera

(Written on April 27, 2016 )