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In today’s news: Further success for the performers of the Royal Wedding, Kyle Albertson flies cross-state 6 hours before show to save the Dallas Symphony, a study of Stradivarius violins revealed voice-like acoustics, Antonio Mendez appointed conductor of Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, and two opera singers receive important awards from the country Azerbaijan.

Classic FM

Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is now a chart-topper

The Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has shot to the top of the US iTunes pop chart with his album ‘Inspiration’.

BBC News

Royal wedding 2018: The story behind the music

The couple hand-selected the music to accompany the ceremony, which ranged from gospel to traditional hymns.

Financial Times

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Gražinytė-Tyla, Carnegie Hall, New York — a conductor to watch

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is probably the most talked-about young conductor around, regardless of gender, yet she is relatively unknown in New York.

Opera Wire

Kyle Albertson Makes Heroic Role Debut At The Dallas Symphony

Kyle Albertson flew from San Fransisco to Dallas 6 hours before the show to replaceMatthias Goerne in a highly anticipated performance of Wagner’s “Die Walküre.”

The Times

Stradivarius violins really do match a sweet voice

A study of the acoustics of antique violins found that they have remarkable similarities to the acoustics of human singers, especially the violins of Antonio Stradivari.

PlayStation Life Style 

Music From PlayStation Games Will Echo at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by the City of London Choir is going to perform several soundtracks from a variety of PlayStation games.

Observer

Opera House presents ‘Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing,” a new cinematic profile of the beloved artist, as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

The New York Times

BAM’s Outgoing Leader Announces His Final Next Wave Festival

he Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday unveiled the lineup of the final Next Wave Festival to be overseen by Joseph V. Melillo, the institution’s executive producer.

Pizzicato

Tenerife Symphony hires Antonio Mendez as Principal Conductor

Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez (*1984, Palma de Mallorca) has been appointed principal conductor of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra from the 2018-2019 season. His contract is signed for three years.

Die Zeit

Metropolitan Opera reicht Klage wegen Missbrauchs ein

Nach einer internen Untersuchung zieht die New Yorker Met gegen ihren früheren Chefdirigenten James Levine vor Gericht: Er habe sieben Männer sexuell missbraucht.

Klassik.com

Auszeichnung für Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov

Die beiden Opernsänger Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov haben zwei wichtige Auszeichnungen des Landes Aserbaidschan erhalten.

BR Klassik

Menschenfreund und Grenzüberschreiter

Dieter Schnebel – evangelischer Pfarrer, Pädagoge, Musikwissenschaftler, poetischer Philosoph und Visionär, vor allem aber: unkonventioneller Komponist und Grenzüberschreiter. Eine der wichtigsten deutschen Künstlerpersönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts ist am Sonntag im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben.

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(Written on May 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: First Nation composer releases debut album, mysteries behind the Sydney Opera House revealed, Sony to share net profits with artists from Spotify sale, the Radio France Choir celebrates it’s 70th anniversary, Zubin Mehta has to cancel more concerts, and Spanish protests circle around a fusion of two theatres.

Classic FM

Anna Netrebko: ‘nobody will ever force you to do anything if you don’t want’

The leading soprano has expressed doubts about reports of sexual assault in the classical music industry.

Broadway World

First Nation Composer Jeremy Dutcher Shares New Album on Billboard

Jeremy Dutcher is a composer, classically trained operatic tenor, and member of indigenous community, Tobique First Nation, who just released his debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Our Maliseet Songs).

The Sydney Morning Herald 

Inspirations behind the design for the Sydney Opera House to be revealed  

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik officially opens the centenary celebrations of Utzon including an exhibition, which will explain his inspirations, and help sort out much of the mythology and misunderstanding over Sydney’s most famous building.

Music Business Worldwide

How much will artists get paid from the major labels’ Spotify profits?

A spokesperson for Sony claimed the firm would ‘share with their artists and distributed labels any net gain they may realize from a sale of Sony Music’s equity stake in Spotify’

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Orchestra performs iconic tracks from the Ed Banger Catalogue

Rather than commemorate their 15-year anniversary with a line-up of electronic music superstars, the imprint commissioned a 70-piece concert orchestra to play beloved tracks from the Ed Banger catalogue.

Limelight

ABC Classic FM appoints new Content Manager

Toby Chadd has been appointed as the new Content Manager for ABC Classic FM and ABC Jazz, ABC’s Head of Music Chris Scaddan announced in an email to staff today.

nmz

Vielfältige Lernprozesse in Gang gesetzt

„Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung“: Unter diesem Titel startete das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) im Jahr 2013 ein großangelegtes kulturpolitisches Programm.

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Zubin Mehta sagt weitere Konzerte ab

Zubin Mehta kann « aus gesundheitlichen Gründen » mehrere geplante Konzerte mit den Wiener Philharmonikern nicht wahrnehmen.

Klassik.com

Wirbel um tschechische Nationalhymne

Das tschechische Olympia-Komitee hat sich für die Überarbeitung der Landeshymne ausgesprochen.

Codex Flores

Landesjazzpreis Baden-Württemberg für Bernd Konrad

Der zum vierten Mal in der Kategorie Sonderpreis für das Lebenswerk vergebene und mit 10’000 Euro dotierte Landesjazzpreis Baden-Württemberg geht an den Saxofonisten, Klarinettisten und Komponisten Professor Bernd Konrad.

Le Figaro

Tous en chœur à Radio France

Radio France célèbre les 70 ans de son chœur symphonique par un grand week-end.

El Mundo

Los partidos de la oposición, frente a la fusión del Teatro Real con la Zarzuela: o “más información” o “parar el proyecto”

Los trabajadores del Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM) iniciaron este jueves los paros en protesta contra el proyecto de fusión entre el Teatro Real y el Teatro de la Zarzuela.

 

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(Written on April 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: The rise of musical apps, live music stats reveal that small venues are facing significant challenges, conductor Nezhat Amiri overcoming taboos over music and women, University of York announces Enlightenment and Invention programme, physical music sales’ steady decline, German Cuture Council calls for authorities to revise music business policies, abuse accusations against Peter Martins not corroborated, submission period for Echo Klassik 2018 begins, Dutch National Opera of Amsterdam announces 2018/19 season, Russian soprano Anna Netrebko replaced by Marina Rebeka for the role of Violetta Valéry in La Traviata.

Classical Music

Live Music Census reveals problems faced by small venues

Live music events make large contributions to local economies but small venues continue facing significant challenges.

Gramophone

Mobile music-making: the best new apps

A low-down of the top musical apps from score-reading to music streaming.

The Guardian

The conductor smashing Iranian taboos over women, and music

Nezhat Amiri’s recent high-profile performance caps a 38-year fight for recognition.

York Press

National Centre for Early Music plans for an enlightening and inventive May and June

The University of York Baroque Day, Enlightenment and Invention, will open the programme on May 5.

Complete Music Business

Physical music sales continue to decline over the holiday season

Sales of physical music products over the recent festive period were down 5.8% year-on-year.

Klassik.com

Belästigungsvorwürfe gegen früheren New Yorker Ballettchef entkräftet

Die Vorwürfe sexueller Belästigung und körperlicher Übergriffe, die gegen Peter Martins, den früheren Chef des New York City Ballet und Leiter der School of American Ballet, erhoben wurden (klassik.com berichtete), haben sich nach zweimonatiger unabhängiger Untersuchung nicht erhärtet.

nmz

[Deutscher Kulturrat] Urheberrecht: Dringender Handlungsbedarf auf europäischer Ebene

Der Deutsche Kulturrat fordert die für das Urheberrecht Verantwortlichen auf der europäischen Ebene, also Europäisches Parlament, Europäische Kommission und Europäischer Rat, auf, die Verlegerbeteiligung, die Schrankenregelung und die weiteren Themen, Vergriffene Werke, Value Gap und das Framing rasch neu zu regeln.

Musik Heute

Einreichungen für 25. Echo-Klassik-Verleihung starten

Der Einreichungszeitraum für den Echo Klassik 2018 hat begonnen. Ab sofort können Tonträgerhersteller ihre besten Produktionen bei der Deutschen Phono-Akademie vorschlagen, teilte der Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) am Montag in Berlin mit.

Concerti

Das Gewinner-Publikum steht fest

Das lange Warten hat ein Ende: Die Duisburger Philharmoniker erhalten den von concerti erstmals ausgelobten Preis „Das Publikum des Jahres 2017“

Platea Magazine

La Dutch National Opera de Amsterdam presenta su temporada 2018/2019

La Dutch National Opera de Ámsterdam ha presentado hoy su programación para la temporada 2018/2019, con dirección artística de Pierre Audi, a la sazón director de escena de algunas de las siguientes propuestas.

Por ‘motivos familiares’ Ainhoa Arteta suspende su Nedda de ‘Pagliacci’ en Bruselas

Tal y coo recoge la página web del teatro de La Monnaie en Bruselas, la soprano vasca Ainhoa Arteta se ha visto obligada a cancelar su participación como Nedda en las funciones de Pagliacci, de Leoncavallo, en un programa doble que incluye también Cavalleria rusticana bajo la batuta de Evelino Pidò.

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Anna Netrebko, absente de La Traviata à Paris

Souffrante, la soprano russe Anna Netrebko ne pourra pas interpréter le rôle de Violetta dans La Traviata à l’Opéra Bastille, à Paris.

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(Written on February 20, 2018 )

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.

Pizzicato

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.

Pizzicato

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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(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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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

Twitter

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

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

klassik.com @klassikcom Raubüberfall: Vesselina sagt Auftritte bei den Innsbrucker Festwochen ab

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Classical music helps horses keep calm. Credit: HorseCom

(Written on August 10, 2016 )