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Last night, Kat, Olivia, James and Eliza attended the BBC Music Magazine Awards at Kings Place in London.

After a couple of glasses of fizz, we began the awards ceremony.  Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music Magazine, hobbled on stage to open proceedings, explaining how crowd-surfing at a Couperin-fuelled rave was the cause of his broken ankle a month before. Oliver then introduced his co-presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch, (standing in for James Naughtie), and things got underway.  See below for a summary of winners.

We were especially delighted to attend to see our client, Accentus Music, pick up the Best DVD Award.  Paul Smaczny, Director of Accentus Music and producer of the winning release of Berg’s Wozzeck was there to accept the award.  He gave his heartfelt thanks to his team, and read the following from soloist Christian Gerhaher:  “I feel so incredibly satisfied that this Wozzeck production, which was—and every director should please forgive me—the most exhilarating in my life, receives the greatest acclamation. The result of visualising this extraordinary staging in that simple but nearly fully conveying way is just admirable. It brings to life the wonderful months that we and the audience spent with Berg’s masterwork one and half years ago. I would definitely call this a defining criterion of opera DVDs. Thank you all!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special guest presenters included all-round fahionista and style guru, Gok Wan, who recently released his own curated album of opera entitled ‘Gok’s Divas’.  Comedian Alastair McGowan tickled the audience with a series of stunning impressions and tenuous puns, before presenting Best Instrumental Award to Mahan Esfahani for his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. With his customary loud-mouth, Mahan gave an impassioned and thoughtful acceptance speech, leaving us with a call to action: ‘Extend classical music, and it will be limitless in what it gives back to you.’

Dame Joan Bakewell, who presented the Recording of the Year Award offered a thought-provoking address on the great value the BBC has in the classical music world, and the impact it had on her own appreciation of music. She announced the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Vasily Petrenko performing Tchaikovsky Symphonies as Recording of the Year.

Throughout the evening, a number of references were made to the Proms Launch, which takes place today. BBC Radio 3 Controller, Alan Davey, slightly let the cat out of the bag when he said there would be lots of concerts in a big round hall.  Unfortunately, we can’t confirm this at the moment, but watch this space.

Vocal Award Matthias Goerne, Synergy Vocals, BBC SO, Josep Pons

Opera Award Mozart Don Giovanni, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

Chamber Music Award Martinu Piano Trios, Smetana Trio

Orchestral Award Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Instrumental Award Bach Goldberg Variations, Mahan Esfahani, Deutsche Grammophon

DVD Award Berg Wozzeck, Christian Gerhaher, Opernhaus Zurich, Accentus Music

Newcomer Award Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos, Beatrice Rana, Antonio Pappano, Orchestra Dell-Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Concerto Award CPE Bach Cello Concertos, Nicolas Altstaedt, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo, Hyperion

Premiere Award Julian Anderson, Vladimir Jurowski, Carolin Widmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Choral Award Jonathan Harvey, Deo, The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha, Signum Records

Record of the Year Award  Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Many congratulations from all of us at WildKat PR to Accentus Music, and all the other winners! We’re looking forward to next year’s awards already.

 

(Written on April 20, 2017 )

In today’s news: Amazon makes a significant move into the UK live music scene, and British conductor Antonio Pappano launches a new competition for young singers named after his father, Pasquale Pappano. Bob Dylan will finally accept his literature prize at a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend, researchers working on Google Brain aim for machines and musicians to work together to create a “new kind of art”. Why the music industry needs more ‘rule-breakers’, and discover the lost opera of Liszt!

The Telegraph

Google wants humans and machines to create ‘new kind of music’

Researchers working on Google Brain, the internet giant’s deep learning research project, hope one day machines and musicians can work together to create a “new kind of art”.

BBC NewsBeat

David Bowie producer: Music needs more young rule-breakers

The producer behind some of David Bowie’s biggest songs says the music industry needs to give more young “rule-breakers” a chance to follow in his footsteps.

BBC Music Magazine

The story behind Liszt’s unheard opera

Can we really take Franz Liszt seriously as an opera composer? David Trippett makes the case for the Romantic genius.

Music Business Worldwide

Amazon Partners with UK Events and Venues to offer Prime Experience

Amazon has made a significant move into the UK live music scene with the launch of pre sale tickets for gigs, and exclusive lounges at venues and festivals.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Rainer Kussmaul ist tot

Etwas zutiefst Untypisches für einen Geiger umgab Rainer Kussmaul, diesen bedeutenden Musiker und Lehrer: ein wohltuender Mangel an Selbstbezogenheit.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Neugierige

Fünf Jahre war Rainer Kussmaul Konzertmeister bei den Berliner Philharmonikern, seine Schüler: unter anderem Thomas Hengelbrock und Daishin Kashimoto. Jetzt ist er mit 70 Jahren gestorben.

Berliner Zeitung

Chor aus Kapstadt: Die African Angels kommen in die Philharmonie

Bald geht Simphiwe Mayeki wegen dieser auf Reisen und lässt seine Familie zurück. Er gehört zu den African Angels, einem Teil des Chors der Cape Town Opera. Am Abend zuvor haben wir ihn bei Verdis „Rigoletto“ auf der Bühne gesehen

Pizzicato

Antonio Pappano Creates Singing Contest Honouring His Father

Together with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Benevento, an Italian city 50 kilometres northeast of Naples, British conductor Antonio Pappano launches this year a new competition for young singers named after his father, Pasquale Pappano, who was a singing teacher.

Codex Flores

Tod des Saxophonisten und Publizisten Ekkehard Jost

Laut einer Mitteilung der Universität Giessen ist der Saxophonisten und Musikwissenschaftler Ekkehard Jost, eine namhafte Stimme der deutschen Jazzpublizistik, im Alter von 79 Jahren verstorben.

The New York Times

Finally Returning Bernstein’s Overdue Mahler

It was more than 50 years overdue, but Leonard Bernstein’s score of Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” was finally returned to the Vienna Philharmonic on Tuesday.

Bob Dylan Will Receive His Nobel Prize While on Tour in Sweden

After months of suspense and typically inscrutable standoffishness, Bob Dylan, the elusive Nobel laureate, will finally accept his literature prize at a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend.

Tagesanzeiger

Klassiker der Woche: Helium für die Sänger

Sie suchen noch nach einem guten Aprilscherz? Geben Sie es auf. Einen besseren als diesen hier finden Sie nicht.

Twitter

 Classical:NEXT 2017 programme revealed

Help Musicians UK  The line-up is finally here

Music History  1  in 1881 FP of ´ Symphony in d, with Hermann Levi, in Munich.

Image: The Guardian

(Written on March 30, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Cadogan Hall announces Christmas series 2016, Guildhall School awards fellowships to Pappano and Hough, and new study finds classical music has calming effect on horses. Also, “Musikland” conference shows perspectives for refugee musicians, and Academy of Arts Berlin calls on Angela Merkel to support the release of arrested artists in Turkey.

Classical Music Magazine

Christmas at Cadogan 2016

Cadogan Hall’s Christmas series 2016 features orchestras, choirs, soloists and family events. Highlights include performances from the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge or the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Music Teacher

Guildhall School awards fellowships to Pappano and Hough

Sir Antonio Pappano and Stephen Hough were among those to be made honorary fellows of the Guildhall School on 4 November.

The Violin Channel

New Study Finds Classical Music Has Calming Effect on Horses

New research this week out of the University of Caen Normandy, in France has made strong suggestions that classical music can have a significant stress-reducing effect on horses.

Prizes Awarded at American Boulder International Duo Competition

American cellist Julian Schwarz and Canadian pianist Marika Bournaki have been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 ‘Art of the Duo’ Boulder International Chamber Music Competition, in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

WQXR

5 Classical Pieces For the Sting of Election Defeat

Luckily, music can be of comfort and set the mood you need to grapple with all those weird feelings in your soul. The last thing you probably want to do today is look for that music, so we made sure to be one step ahead of you. Here are five works that will ease the pain of electoral defeat.

The Wall Street Journal

Physicist Carlo Rovelli on Composer Arvo Pärt

A three-minute piano piece alters a scientist’s universe

nmz

Musikland-Jahreskonferenz zeigt Perspektiven für geflüchtete Musiker

Um Flucht, Integration und neue Perspektiven für geflüchtete Musiker geht es seit heute auf der zweitägigen Musikland-Jahreskonferenz in Hannover. Dabei soll vor allem die im Juli gegründete Initiative «Welcome Board» helfen.

Offener Brief an Merkel für inhaftierte Künstler in der Türkei

Unter Federführung der Berliner Akademie der Künste haben zahlreiche Kulturinstitutionen in einem offenen Brief an Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel appelliert, sich für die sofortige Freilassung der inhaftierten Kulturschaffenden in der Türkei einzusetzen.

klassik.com

Verleger Bernhard Bosse gestorben

Er starb im Alter von 94 Jahren in Regensburg. Bosse war Geschäftsführer des Gustav Bosse Verlags, dessen Programm er in den Bereichen Musikpädagogik, Laienmusizieren und Neues Geistliches Lied erweiterte. Er war Mitbegründer der Zeitschrift “Musikalische Jugend”, aus der 1969 die “Neue Musikzeitung” hervorging.

Twitter

klassik.com @klassikcom Francisco Goldschmidt erhält Musikförderpreis der Stadt Köln

Music History @today_classical in 1901 FP of ’s 2nd Piano Concerto in Moscow

ARTE Info @ARTEInfo  “Unsicherheit”, “Weckruf”, “Werte”: So haben die europäischen Politiker auf Trumps Sieg reagiert. bit.ly/2fxOwRH 

Cadogan Hall. Photo Credit: Alex MacNaughton.

Cadogan Hall. Photo Credit: Alex MacNaughton.

(Written on November 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, a new film will show the history of the Sydney Opera House, Sir Simon Rattle comments on his return to London & Lang Lang will make his New Zealand recital debut. Also, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final completed composition is an opera for kids & the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform David Bowie’s work.

The Guardian

New feature film to tell of architect’s struggle for the Sydney Opera House

The controversial history behind one of the world’s most recognisable buildings, the Sydney Opera House is to be the subject of a new feature film made by an international team.

EveningStandard

Sir Simon Rattle: ‘Music can’t be a matter of privilege or chance’

As Sir Simon Rattle prepares to pick up the baton at the LSO, ‘the Benedict Cumberbatch of classical’ talks about making London the music capital of the world — with a concert hall for the 21st century.

International Arts Manager

Lang Lang to make New Zealand debut

Lang Lang will make his New Zealand recital debut, 12 years after the Chinese pianist first played in the country with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Edo de Waart. The concert at Aukland’s Civic Theatre on 12 June will include Chopin’s Scherzos as well as Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons. It comes at the end of a tour that has taken him from Chicago to Australasia via China.

Maxwell Davies’ final work is an opera for kids

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final completed composition will receive its world premiere in London later this month.The Hogboon is an opera for children, based on a Scottish folk tale taken from Maxwell’s home in Orkney. The premiere takes place at Barbican Centre on 26 June, three months after he died following a battle with cancer.

Huffington Post

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Set to Perform The Music of David Bowie, Guest Conductor Brent Havens Talks of Orchestrating the Works of this Musical Genius

David Bowie was one of those figures that we all felt like was immortal, something beyond just a regular human. He lived life outside of the social bounds of gender, sexuality, understanding, and love.

TheaterJones

Concerns from Women Conductors

As The Dallas Opera prepares to announce the second class of participants for the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors, General Director and CEO Keith Cerny reflects on continuing challenges cited in the application process.

Third Sector

Royal Opera House paid music director Sir Antonio Pappano more than £730k last year

Sir Antonio Pappano, music director at the Royal Opera House, was paid £737,424 by the charity in 2014/15, an increase of almost £200,000 on the previous year. The charity’s latest set of accounts, for the year to the end of August 2015, show Pappano received a basic salary of £104,186 plus fees of £633,238.

klassik.com

Volkstheater Rostock: Intendant Latchinian fristlos entlassen

Der Hauptausschuss der Rostocker Bürgerschaft hat die fristlose Entlassung des Volkstheater-Intendanten Sewan Latchinian beschlossen.

pizzicato

Arzberger-Verfahren in New York erneut vertagt

Das Bezirksgericht von New York hat nach Beratung am letzten Verhandlungstag die Anhörung um Stefan Arzberger erneut vertagt.

Musik heute

Dach der Leipziger Oper wird Bienen-Quartier

Auf dem Dach der Leipziger Oper summen jetzt Bienen. Das Musiktheater und der Naturschutzbund (NABU) Sachsen siedelten dort am Montag ein erstes Volk mit 2.000 Tieren an.

Twitter

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Shining a spotlight on opera’s bad guys A musical highlight from Verdi’s Nabucco: ^M

Top Classical News @topcmnews Celebrated young pianist returns to Detroit to make classical music cool again – Michigan Radio

Classic FM @ClassicFM Norwegian Henning Kraggerud plays Mozart like a dream. Hear him shortly with :

Lang-Lang-wildkat-pr

Photograph: International Arts Manager

(Written on June 7, 2016 )

Classical news

In today’s news, Ennio Morricone wins first ever Oscar and LaSalle Quartet violist Peter Kamnitzer dies aged 93. Also, Antonio Pappano and ENO chorus and orchestra nominated for Olivier Awards and music could cut costs for dementia care

Classic FM

Antonio Pappano and English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra nominated for Olivier Awards

The nominations for this year’s Oliver Awards, recognising excellence across theatre, dance and opera, have been announced

BBC Music Magazine

Ennio Morricone wins first ever Oscar

Leading film composer enjoys Academy Award success for The Hateful Eight

The Strad

LaSalle Quartet violist Peter Kamnitzer has died aged 93

The New Indian Express

Why are people losing interest in pure classical music: Amjad Ali

JODHPUR: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, who has enthralled audiences all across the globe with his music, is concerned that people are today more interested in fusion than pure classical music

Kulturport

Intendantenwechsel bei den Berliner Philharmonikern zur Spielzeit 2017/2018

Martin Hoffmann, Intendant der Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker, wird seinen im Sommer 2017 auslaufenden Vertrag nicht verlängern

NMZ

BDMV stellt sich neu auf – Paul Lehrieder neuer Präsident

Der CSU-Bundestagsabgeordnete Paul Lehrieder aus Würzburg ist neuer Präsident der Bundesvereinigung deutscher Musikverbände (BDMV)

Musik-heute

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra zu UN-Botschafter ernannt

Das West-Eastern Divan Orchestra ist von den Vereinten Nationen zum globalen Botschafter für kulturelle Verständigung ernannt worden

Arts Journal

Music Might Cut Costs For Dementia Care

“Manchester Camerata orchestra’s Music in Mind (MIM) projects, which involved 7,200 people in care homes and community projects across Greater Manchester last year, have had such dramatic effects on participants

Philly

Otto-Werner Mueller, 89; longtime teacher of conducting at Curtis

Otto-Werner Mueller, 89, an old-world maestro whose teaching technique and formidable mien inspired reverence – and no small measure of fear – in generations of conductors and orchestral players, died Thursday evening

Twitter

New York Times Arts ‏@nytimesarts  Have we been playing Gershwin wrong for 70 years? http://nyti.ms/21FYXEl 

The Opera Awards ‏@TheOperaAwards  We feel like kids on Christmas morning…#OperaAwards2016 shortlists announced today at 11am.

Making Music UK ‏@MakingMusic_UK   So many great musical initiatives are taking place around the UK in 2016. Here’s a roundup of some of the best: http://ow.ly/YvxzR 

Antonio Pappano/ IMG Artists

Sir Antonio Pappano/ IMG Artists

(Written on March 1, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Janine Jansen discusses the Brahms Violin Concerto with her collaborator Antonio Pappano for Gramophone and Mitsuko Uchida joins forces with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Also, the BBC Symphony Chorus director is fired and a violinist accidentally leaves Stradivarius on a German train

The Strad

Violinist accidentally leaves $2.6m Stradivarius on German train

The 1727 ‘General Dupont’, ’Grumiaux’ Stradivarius, formerly played by Jennifer Koh, was returned to the woman by police

Gramophone

Exclusive video: behind-the-scenes as Janine Jansen and Antonio Pappano record Brahms for Decca Classics

This month’s cover star, Janine Jansen, discusses the Brahms Violin Concerto with her collaborator Antonio Pappano

International Arts Manager

Uchida and Mahler Chamber Orchestra join forces

Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) has made a strong start to 2016 with the announcement that pianist Mitsuko Uchida has joined as an artistic partner. MCO and Uchida’s first project together is a series of Mozart piano concertos

CBC News

Pianist Philip Chiu sings praises of classical music

One of Canada’s top pianists is in Saskatoon to let his fingers do the talking in an upcoming concert, but Philip Chiu is also prone to singing the praises of classical music

The Times

Richard Morrison: Chorus director’s firing brings the BBC into disrepute

As all old journalists know, the difference between working for a right-wing newspaper and a “compassionate” liberal media organisation is that the latter always sack people just before Christmas

Musik-heute.de

Klassik-Jahrescharts: Jonas Kaufmann bildet Doppelspitze

Der Tenor Jonas Kaufmann hat die ersten beiden Plätze der deutschen Klassik-Jahrescharts erobert

Klassik heute

“Dialogues des Camélites”: Erben wollen Aufführungen rechtlich unterbinden

Im Vorfeld der Wiederaufnahme von Francis Poulencs Dialogues des Carmélites an der Bayerischen Staatsoper fordern die Erben von Komponist Francis Poulenc und Autor Georges Bernanos eine Abänderung oder die Unterbindung

Basler Zeitung

Klassiker der Woche: Die Eurovision-Hymne

Das Jahr 2016 hatte eben erst begonnen, als in Millionen von guten Stuben vor der Übertragung des Wiener Neujahrskonzerts das berühmteste aller Preludes ertönte

Musical America

Pierre Boulez: Tributes from Around the World

Esa-Pekka Salonen, on Twitter: “Mourning the death of Pierre Boulez. He was a huge influence and a great support in my life

Le Figaro

Elle retrouve son Stradivarius à 2,4 millions d’euros oublié dans un train

Une jeune violoniste allemande a pu remettre la main sur son précieux instrument fabriqué en 1727 et valant une petite fortune, perdu lors d’un voyage.

Twitter

Music Yuppy@Music_Yuppy  Hit online magazine is seeking artists to feature & promote http://bit.ly/22yRtEk

CityMusicFoundation@CityMusicF And also applications to be a CMF Artist… keep your eyes peeled for details at the end of this month

Music Mark@musicmarkuk Interesting US infographic on music careers for different personality types http://ow.ly/WN3Cz

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Drum roll, please! Today we’re revealing the nominations for the 2016 BBC Music Magazine Awards. #BBCMusicMagAwards

The Times

The Times

(Written on January 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Royal Opera’s music director explains why the passion of double bill ‘Cav and Pag’ is still as stirring as ever, Teatro alla Scala cancel strike and the Royal Northern College of Music has won the 2015 Times Higher Education award. Also, french music magazine has chosen Paavo Järvi as “Arist of the Year” and Sinfini explains how to make a classical Christmas No. 1

The Guardian

Antonio Pappano: ‘Cav & Pag is full of mafia cliches – but true to Italian life’

With its tale of infidelity and revenge, Cavalleria Rusticana has become the Godfather opera. The Royal Opera’s music director explains why the passion of this double bill is still as stirring as ever

Classical Music Magazine

RNCM wins Times Higher Education award

The Royal Northern College of Music has won the 2015 Times Higher Education award for excellence and innovation in the arts for its 2014 off-site project After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War

BBC Music Magazine

The Official Classical Chart

The UK’s Top 10 Specialist Classical releases

Classical Source

Paavo Järvi wins Artist of the Year award for the second time in 2015

France’s leading music magazine – Diapason – has chosen Paavo Järvi as “Artist of the Year” at their annual awards ceremony which took place in Paris

International Arts Manager

Teatro alla Scala strike cancelled

The opera management and trade union members have now reached an agreement, with a proposed strike on 7 December cancelled

Sinfini

How to make a classical Christmas No.1

Is there anything tackier than the classical celebrity Christmas album?

FAZ

Der Liebesspieler

Von den Sehnsüchten, den Begierden und den Gefühlen der Menschen verstand er mehr, als alle Bühnenlust sich träumen lässt: Zum Tod des großen Welttheater-Regisseurs Luc Bondy

Der Tagesspiegel

Wunsch und Wahrheit

Nicht die Planer, die Politiker haben versagt: Neue Erkenntnisse beim Untersuchungsausschuss zur Sanierung der Staatsoper

Klassik.com

Musizierende Frauen: Teheraner Symphonieorchester sagt Auftritt ab

Im Iran ist ein Auftritt des Teheraner Symphonieorchesters abgesagt worden, weil sich auch Musikerinnen in seinen Reihen befinden. Die Absage erfolgte in letzter Minute, erklärte der Dirigent Ali Rahbari

Classicalite

Joanna Newsom Teaches Larry King How to Play Harp on Webisode

Joanna Newsom has kept busy this year with a movie and new album. Now, the songstress has been featured in a preview of her upcoming Larry King webisode via King’s Instagram. In it, the musician is seen showing the host how to play the harp.

El Pais

Un truco infalible para quitarse una canción machacona de la cabeza

Un estudio propone una llamativa fórmula para combatir temas del verano, villancicos y similares

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews : Music, Paris and Belief in Reason http://bit.ly/1PmJHJk  #opera #ballet

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet : ‘One really was the clay’ A fascinating insight into working in the studio with Ashton: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/dancing-for-fred

The Journal of Music @journalofmusic : Peter Tuite Appointed Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments at Trinity Laban. http://ow.ly/VfNpd @TrinityLaban

Multi-interested … Antonio Pappano. Photograph: David Rose/REX

Multi-interested … Antonio Pappano/Photograph: David Rose/REX

 

 

(Written on November 30, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, should we ‘sex up’ classical music, Beatrice Rana signs to Warner Classics and Czech pianist Ivan Moravec dies.

The Guardian

Classical music completists, unite! What mighty cycles shall we stage at the Proms?

Many stamina-testing, technically demanding musical marathons could really work at the Royal Albert Hall. Here are five contenders – what would you choose?

The Strad

No sex please – we’re classical musicians

Does ‘sexing up’ classical music increase accessibility or is it merely crass exhibitionism? Two well-known string players debated one of the hot topics of the industry in The Strad’s March 2006 issue

BBC Music Magazine

Beatrice Rana signs to Warner Classics

Italian pianist debuts with Antonio Pappano

Six of the best: classical music film cameos

We spot six famous classical musicians who have appeared in movies

Classic FM

We filmed Mari and Håkon Samuelsen playing Halvorsen’s unique, completely ballistic spin on a Handel classic.

We filmed Mari and Håkon Samuelsen playing Halvorsen’s unique, completely ballistic spin on a Handel classic. Strap in, everyone…

Die Zeit

Wie klingt die Gegenwart?

Die Zeit der Debatten in der neuen Musik ist vorbei. Vier Komponisten der jüngeren Generation darüber, wie man die Jetztzeit vertont und was das mit Politik zu tun hat.

Der Tagesspiegel

Wie entsteht eine Kultinszenierung? Buhs und Bumerang

Erst Pfui, im nächsten Jahr schon Hui? Udo Badelt besucht den “Lohengrin” bei den Bayreuther Festspielen – und wundert sich über die Genese von Kultinszenierungen.

BR Klassik

Mit Weihnachtsoratorium in den August : “Wohltemperierte” Bachwoche in Ansbach

Unter dem Motto “Wohltemperiert” startet am Freitag die Bachwoche Ansbach. Zum ersten Mal dabei ist dieses Jahr der BR-Chor. Und die fränkischen “Lokalmatadoren”, die Sänger des Windsbacher Knabenchors, sind auch wieder vertreten – mit dem zweiten Teil des Weihnachtsoratoriums.

France Musique

Disparition du pianiste Ivan Moravec

Le pianiste tchèque Ivan Moravec est décédé lundi 27 juillet à l’âge de 84 ans. Assez méconnu du grand public il est admiré des mélomanes notamment pour ses interprétations de Chopin.

The New York Times

Ivan Moravec, Pianist Who Specialized in Chopin, Dies at 84

Ivan Moravec, a Czech pianist who earned a reputation as one of the greatest interpreters of Chopin largely through recordings that had penetrated the Iron Curtain, died on Monday in Prague. He was 84.

Toby Deller @TobyDeller: The French have a word for people like conductor @mtortelier: un gentleman (they do! he is!) Read my interview in August @ClassicalMusic_

Ensemble Perpetuo @EnsemblPerpetuo: How does music taste? How loud is a scent? Let us take you on a journey you won’t forget!

NYOGB @NYOGB: 10 questions for @tansydavies – composer of ‘Re-Greening’, a new commission by @NYOGB

Antonio Pappano and Beatrice Rana

Antonio Pappano and Beatrice Rana
Photo: BBC Music Magazine

(Written on July 31, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Times reports that a teenager has joined the cyborgs with a microchip implant and Eric Whitacre explains how music makes us happy. Nudity and a rape scene in the Royal Opera House production of William Tell causes uproar and LSO Music Director designate Sir Simon Rattle is to be Artist-in-Association with Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Also, Christian Thielemann is named the new music director at Bayreuth, an interview with Simone Young about her time in Hamburg and Die Welt on Petrenko who could be the next Furtwängler. Also, Le Monde reports about an orchestral project with teenagers and cellist Pablo Ferrández wins the International Tschaikovsky competition.

The Times

Teenager joins the cyborgs with microchip implant

Byron has been using the chip’s ability to unlock his phone automatically and to play music from his speakers using their Bluetooth function.

Eric Whitacre on how music makes us happy

An audience, the performers and Richard Morrison were tested for stress before and after a concert. Here’s what they found out.

Guardian

William Tell: nudity and rape scene greeted with boos at Royal Opera House

Audience uproar at opening night for London staging of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, in which female performer is stripped and molested by army officers

Telegraph

William Tell gang rape scene causes uproar at Royal Opera House

A ‘gratuitous and graphic’ sexual assault was violently booed by the audience at the opening night of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell

Classical Source

LSO Music Director Designate Sir Simon Rattle to be Artist-in-Association with Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

This announcement coincides with Sir Simon’s appearances with the LSO at the Barbican Centre this week, which further highlight his commitment and involvement with young people’s music-making, and this new role will be undertaken alongside his appointment as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra from the 2017/18 season.

Die Zeit

Thielemann wird Musikdirektor in Bayreuth

Christian Thielemann darf sich mit einem neuen Titel schmücken. Dafür ist ihm seine Isolde abgesprungen. Und was hat das mit den Berliner Philharmonikern zu tun?

Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Als Kind übte ich auf einer Papier-Tastatur«

Nach zehn Jahren Leitung der Hamburger Oper hat die Dirigentin Simone Young nun wieder Lust auf Freiheit. Ein Gespräch über Melodien, die im Schlaf kommen, und überschätzte Premierenabende.

Die Welt

Petrenko könnte der neue Furtwängler werden

Die Rückkehr des schweigsamen Taktstock-Priesters? Die Berliner Philharmoniker haben mit Kirill Petrenko einen Dirigenten gewählt, der sich in die Musik versenkt. So wie der legendäre Furtwängler.

The New York Times

Christian Thielemann Named Music Director at Bayreuth

He was passed over for the post of chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, but Christian Thielemann was given another important post in the German music world on Monday: music director of the Bayreuth Festival, the temple to the music of Richard Wagner.

Le Monde

L’orchestre des jeunes Démos, des quartiers à la Philharmonie

Assises bien droites sur le bord de leurs chaises, mentons posés sur les violons et archers en suspens, Hana Halouane, Amel Akacha et Marie-Lisa Senani, 13 ans, ne lâchent pas des yeux leur chef d’orchestre.

El Mundo

Un español puede ganar el ‘mundial’ de la música clásica

El violonchelista de 24 años Pablo Ferrández se convirtió ayer en el primer español en llegar a la final del prestigioso Concurso Internacional Tchaikovsky, que se falla mañana

Twitter

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: Can a film composer write a concerto?

klassik.com @klassikcom: von Franz bei Internet-Auktion für 34.000 US-Dollar verkauft

Mary Grace Nguyen @MaryGNguyen: Antonio Pappano: “Everyone talks about the demise of classical music, but I’ve never made so many records”

Christian Thielemann - © Daniel Karmann/dpa

Christian Thielemann – © Daniel Karmann/dpa

(Written on June 30, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news David Pickard has been announced as the new director of the BBC Proms but The Guardian say he likely to bring evolution not revolution. The Independent also ask how he will steer the BBC Proms with the BBC at a crossroads. Georg Baselitz tells Mark Hudson why he prefers Glyndebourne to the annual Wagner celebration in Bayreuth and Daniel Barenboim unveils a new piano at the Royal Festival Hall with his name on it.

Guardian

David Pickard likely to bring evolution not revolution to the Proms

The new director of the world’s biggest classical music festival has a track record for broadening audience appeal during his time at Glyndebourne – but he’ll face plenty of challenges from his BBC bosses

Telegraph

Georg Baselitz: Glyndebourne would be unimaginable in Germany

The controversial German artist tells Mark Hudson why he prefers Glyndebourne to his country’s annual Wagner celebration, Bayreuth

Independent

The Proms: How will new director David Pickard steer the event with the BBC at a crossroads?

The Proms’ position will demand maintenance in the programming and requires a fine balance between the new and risky and the tried and tested

Classic FM

Daniel Barenboim unveils a stunning new piano… with his name on it

Surely, every pianists’ dream would be to have a piano with their very own name on it. The world-famous conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim now has just that.

Classical Music Magazine

RCM tops Guardian university league table 2016

The RCM was the only institution to score maximum marks of 100 in the table, which compares how final-year music students at a number of different institutions perceive their course.

Der Spiegel

„Bingen swingt“: Boom der Bigbands

Gute Zeiten für Bläserkapellen? Nicht weniger als vier große Ensembles beim Festival „Bingen swingt“, und die WDR-Bigband ruft gleich eine neuen Bigband-Bewegung aus.

Berliner Zeitung

Akademie-Präsident Klaus Staeck wünscht sich Nachfolgerin

Am kommenden Samstag entscheidet die Mitgliederversammlung der Akademie der Künste über einen neuen Präsidenten – oder eine Präsidentin.

klassik.com

Braunfels wurde 98 Jahre alt

Komponist und Pianist Michael Braunfels gestorben

El Mundo

Ponme esa cinta otra vez

De toda la vida de Dios, Steve Reich era el músico serio y Glass, el facilón, verdad?

The New York Observer

Who Can Fix Opera in New York? The Germans!

New York City has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the world’s great cultural hubs. That remains true today for the visual arts, dance, commercial theater and a number of other forms. Sadly, though, when it comes to opera New York is a bit of a backwater

Twitter

The Stage: Will musicals save opera companies? ‘s Richard Mantle tackles the question

Warner Classics Bravo, maestro! Conductor Sir Antonio Pappano inducted into Hall of Fame.

Wigmore Hall BBC – BBC Radio 3 to celebrate the art of The Classical Voice this summer – Media Centre

KP_245652_crop_1200x720Daniel Barenboim has unveiled a new piano with his name on. Photo: Guardian

(Written on May 27, 2015 )