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Today’s News: Glyndebourne appoints new artistic director. Spotify to offer users BBC podcasts. Sir Simon Rattle, Steven Isserlis and Véronique Gens shortlisted for Gramophone Awards 2018. Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music partner on ‘essential’ classical platform. Classic FM Chart: Einaudi knocks Lord of the Rings off the top spot. An interview with Christian Girardin, manager of classical music label Harmonia Mundi. From composer Sofia Gubaidulina, the scene of contemporary serious music can always learn something new. Finnish festival Kuhmo Chamber Music receives Cremona Music Award in the projects’ category. In its third edition, Leif Ove Andsnes consolidates the Rosendal Festival as one of the most attractive summer events for lovers of chamber music.

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Glyndebourne appoints new artistic director

Stephen Langridge has been appointed artistic director of Glyndebourne, to take effect in spring 2019.

Music Week

‘This is a landmark moment’: Spotify to offer users BBC podcasts

Spotify has been busy making some significant deals as continues its post-IPO growth strategy.

Classic FM

Sir Simon Rattle, Steven Isserlis and Véronique Gens shortlisted for Gramophone Awards 2018

The shortlist for the prestigious Gramophone Awards has been unveiled ahead of a ceremony in London in September

Music Week

Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music partner on ‘essential’ classical platform

Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music have partnered on a long-term collaboration to take the label’s classical repertoire to a global music audience.

Classic FM

Classic FM Chart: Einaudi knocks Lord of the Rings off the top spot

After just one week in pole position, Howard Shore’s soundtrack for The Two Towers is unceremoniously displaced by Ludovico Einaudi.

The New York Times

A German Opera Spotlights the Refugee Crisis, With Refugees

“We tell the story of Moses because it is actually our story,” one teenager, a refugee from Afghanistan by way of Iran, said in the Hazaragi dialect to the German-speaking audience at the Bavarian State Opera here on a recent Sunday evening.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Klassik-Label Harmonia Mundi

Es geht um künstlerische Ernsthaftigkeit

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Das Kreuz als Kompositionsauftrag

Ein mächtiges Œuvre mit tief religiöser Verwurzelung: Von Klanggärtnerin Sofia Gubaidulina kann die Szene der zeitgenössischen ernsten Musik immer wieder etwas lernen.

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Das finnische Festival Kuhmo Chamber Music erhält den Cremona Music Award in der Kategorie Projekte

Die Jury lobte das Kuhmo Festival, bei dem rund 100 Konzerte innerhalb von zwei Wochen stattfinden. In diesem Jahr in der zweiten Juli-Hälfte. Auch die Kombination bekannter Werke mit Entdeckungen sowie die Mischung der engagierten Musiker finden Anklang.

El País

Guerra y paz en Noruega

En su tercera edición, Leif Ove Andsnes consolida el Festival de Rosendal como una de las citas veraniegas más atractivas para los amantes de la música de cámara.

 

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(Written on August 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: BBC Symphony Orchestra gets new home in East London, Grace Davidson to release a new recording with the Academy of Ancient Music, the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production of Madama Butterfly discusses its darkest aspects, and in Scotland parents and teachers call for children’s music tuition to be protected. Additionally, German project TONALi offers young talents a stage and the possibility to organise their own concert formats, and Leipzig announces a new music fair.

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BBC Symphony Orchestra to get new home in East London

BBC Symphony Orchestra to leave iconic Maida Vale studios and open a new hub in Stratford in 2022/2023.

Rhinegold

Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music launch new recording

Soprano Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music will celebrate the release of a new recording on 29 June with a live performance at St Jude’s Church in Hampstead Garden.

The Guardian

Sex, betrayal, suicide: is Madama Butterfly too sordid to stage today?

Puccini’s Orientalist story of the sexual exploitation of an Asian woman may seem repulsive in the #metoo era – but we shouldn’t flinch from a masterpiece’s savagery, says the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production.

Classic FM

Parents in Scotland can’t afford music lessons for their children

Teachers will call for children’s music tuition in Scotland to be protected, as authorities in Clackmannanshire confirmed plans this week to double the cost of musical instrument lessons to £524 a year.

Complete Music Update

Apple Music launches new team to enhance songwriter and publisher relationships

Apple has promoted one of its long-term music-focused legal directors to the new role of Global Director Of Music Publishing. Elena Segal will head up a new team that will manage relationships between the Apple Music streaming service and the mysterious world of music publishing and songwriting.

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Kulturmanager von morgen

Das Projekt TONALi bietet jungen Talenten eine Bühne und darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit, eigene Konzertformate zu organisieren. Bevor musikalische Talente vor ein Publikum treten können, ist eine umfangreiche Organisationsarbeit zu leisten. Finanzplanung, Sponsoren-Akquise, Marketingmaßnahmen und Buchungen von Spielstätten – all das sind Herausforderungen, an denen auch junge Menschen wachsen können.

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Komponist Lachenmann setzt auf Hörner – Uraufführung in München

Die Avantgarde-Musikreihe «musica viva» des Bayerischen Rundfunks präsentiert ein neues, großes Orchesterwerk von Helmut Lachenmann. Der erteilt politischer Musik eine Absage. Wird es mit acht Solo-Hörnern dieses Mal vielleicht romantisch?

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Leipzig kündigt neue Musikmesse an

In Leipzig wird im November 2019 eine Musikmesse unter dem Namen ‘musicpark’ statfinden. Ähnlich wie ‘Musicora’ in Paris soll sich die Publikumsveranstaltung an Musikbegeisterte, Hobbymusiker, Musikschüler und Einsteiger wenden, die Instrumente ausprobieren, kaufen oder live erleben möchten.

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Folkert Uhdes letzte ION “Momente, die in Erinnerung bleiben”

Am 6. Juni beginnt die 67. Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg. Für den künstlerischen Leiter Folkert Uhde wird es seine letzte Saison sein. Im BR-KLASSIK-Interview verrät der Konzertdesigner, ob er in den sechs Jahren Musica Sacra seine Ziele erreichen konnte und was er von Nürnberg gelernt hat.

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(Written on June 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: Classic BRITs announce sponsors, BBC radio wary of streaming services, queer Korean opera, orchestra performs Prince’s repertoire alongside Questlove, Conductor Currentzis and his „Fokus“-programme in the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Pianists Danae und Kiveli Dörren invite chamber music lovers to their Molyvos Music Festival, and acoustics seem off in the newly opened Elbphilharmonie.

Music Week 

Apple Music, Classic FM and PPL partner with Classic BRITs

The Classic BRIT Awards has revealed its official partners for this year’s ceremony. The awards show, which will air on ITV, takes place on June 13 at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Telegraph 

Radio could be killed by streaming services, head of BBC radio warns

BBC radio is under threat from streaming giants and must reinvent itself to survive, the corporation’s most senior music executive has said.

Classical-music.com

An unusual competition for young musicians

Most people enter a competition in order to win. The Two Moors Festival’s Young Musicians scheme, however, looks for four winners instead of one and provide a mini masterclass to each candidate.

The Guardian

Trojan Women: the Greek tragedy that became a queer Korean opera

A bold new show retells the Euripides classic through traditional pansori, K-pop and the story of ‘comfort women’ in the second world war.

Billboard

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince Tour Slated for Fall

Prince will be celebrated with the 35-city 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, comprising of a full symphony orchestra for the first time, playing alongside a live band featuring vocalists.

Broadway World

Pianist Boris Giltburg Joins Pacific Symphony For A Night Of Russian Classical Music

Making his first appearance with Pacific Symphony, Moscow-born Israeli pianist, Boris Giltburg, brings fresh dynamism to one of the world’s best known piano concertos-Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Mehr als ein Dirigent: Der auf den Klippen tanzt

Seit Jahren schafft Teodor Currentzis es schon, die Klassik-Szene in Atem zu halten. Nun beschließt der Dirigent die ihm gewidmete „Fokus“-Reihe in der Alten Oper mit einem Rameau-Programm.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Doktor Faustus

Alfred Huber ist Arzt und im Nebenberuf Komponist.

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Schubert mit Schafen

Die Pianistinnen Danae und Kiveli Dörken laden ihre Künstlerfreunde zum Molyvos Music Festival ein, um auf Lesbos ein rauschendes Fest der Kammermusik zu feiern.

El País

Bioética del instrumento musical

Bernard Sève ahonda en las relaciones entre música y filosofía en un sorprendente ensayo.

The New York Times

Remembering Glenn Branca: Hear 10 of His Essential Works

Glenn Branca died this week at 69. The musician and composer spent decades shaping the worlds of avant-garde rock and contemporary classical music.

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Zumutung oder Offenbarung?

Nicht mehr und nicht weniger als ein gebautes Wunder erwartete die Welt, als am 11. Januar 2017 die Elbphilharmonie ihre Pforten öffnete.

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(Written on May 16, 2018 )

In today’s news: Make Music Day is celebrated in over 120 countries, Istanbul will open new arts and culture centre, Apple extends their 3-month trial period, and the general manager of theatre Plauen Zwickau, Roland May, had his contract extended until 2021.

Classical Music 

Make Music Day set for 21 June

Inspired by the Fête de la Musique in France, which sees two thirds of the population enjoying music-making on streets and in city centres, musical events will be taking places in public spaces across the UK on 21 June along with over 12o other countries.

Ariel Lanyi wins 2018 Prince’s Prize

Israeli pianist Ariel Lanyi has won £10,000 given at the annual Prince’s Prize concert held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on 18 April.

Forbes

Istanbul Modernizes With Elite Opera House

Turkey will lose Istanbul Atatürk Airport, but it will gain two modern, glass structures that will play a big role in the EuroAsian nation’s public renaissance—the world’s largest airport and Atatürk Cultural Centre, a new opera house landmark for culture and arts.

Financial Times

Discreet music: at the heart of Brian Eno’s work

The musician, artist, and thinker talks about his musical philosophy, the current art scene and ‘how simplicity can produce complexity.’

The Times

Kramer v critics — the artistic director of ENO bites back

Daniel Kramer, boss of the crisis-ridden English National Opera, explains that bad reviews mean little when the people are on your side.

Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music Extends Three-Month Free Trial Offer

Notifications for the Apple offer nod to its recent improvements under the iOS 10 redesign, which aim to make “finding what you want, and discovering new music, easier than ever.”

Kultur

Sex, Gewalt und – klassische Musik

Übergriffige Philharmoniker, schlagende Generalmusikdirektoren, mobbende Ballettmeister – eine ganze Serie von Metoo-Skandalen erschüttert die Welt der klassischen Musik. Steckt der Fehler im System?

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Mozartfest beleuchtet die Machtspiele rund um das Musikgenie

Das Deutsche Mozart Festival in diesem Jahr zeigt die Verbindung von Mächtigen und Musik in vergangenen Jahrhunderten.

Klassik Heute 

Generalintendant des Theaters Plauen-Zwickau verlängert Vertrag bis 2021

Der Vertrag des Generalintendanten Roland May ist vom Aufsichtsrat des Theaters Plauen-Zwickau bis zum Jahre 2021 verlängert worden.

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Ariel Lanyi wins 2018 Prince’s Prize © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 1, 2018 )

In today’s news: war-child Kajtazi wins Glyndebourne prize, Alfie Boe joins classical music festival By The River, Glyndebourne Opera Cup finalists announced, Radio 3 announces change to weekend schedule, McDonalds uses classical music to deter anti-social behaviour, Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are ‘too similar’, the conductor, pianist and activist José Abreu who created “El Systema” died, the promotion prize of Rheingau Musik Festival goes to Austrian violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and the New German Jazz Prize was awarded to Vincent Eberle Quintett, Alexandra Lehmler and Maximilian Hirning.

The Sunday Times

War child who sang to quell fear wins at Glyndebourne

Mail Online

Alfie Boe joins line-up for new classical music festival

Singer Alfie Boe is to join composer and musician Sir Karl Jenkins and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the line up for the brand new classical music festival By The River

Glyndebourne Opera Cup finalists announced

The ten finalists for the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup have been announced, following the competition’s semi-final on 22 March. The singers will compete in the final on 24 March for the chance to win £15,000 and the guarantee of a role within five years at one of the opera houses represented on the competition’s jury.

BBC News

Welwyn McDonald’s uses classical music to deter anti-social behaviour

A fast-food restaurant said it has seen a decrease in anti-social behaviour from customers, since it started playing classical music, which police say ‘seems to be working’

Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are ‘too similar’

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are too similar – and need to diversify to survive. “The streaming services are all charging $9.99 and everyone has the same music,” he told the BBC.

The New York Times

Olly Wilson, 80, Dies; Composer Meshed African and Western Music

Olly Wilson, an adventurous composer who integrated African, African-American and electronic rhythms, riffs and sounds into Western classical music conventions, died on March 12 in Oakland, Calif. He was 80.

Limelight

Adelaide Cabaret Festival announces its 2018 program

For her last hurrah as AD, Ali McGregor has programmed the most diverse line-up yet at the world’s biggest cabaret festival.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

José Abreu gestorben

Der Dirigent, Pianist und Aktivist José Antonio Abreu schuf “El Systema”, das berühmte Musikerziehungs-Programm seines Heimatlandes Venezuela. Er war ein zierlicher Mann von großer, oft unbeugsamer Willenskraft.

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Rheingau Musik Festival: Förderpreis geht an Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

Der österreichische Violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian hat in diesem Jahr den Förderpreis des Rheingau Musik Festivals gewonnen. Mit ihrer Dotierung von 15.000 Euro ist die Auszeichnung einer der am höchsten dotierten Nachwuchskünstlerpreise in Deutschland.

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Mannheim: Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis Mannheim 2018 – Gewinner stehen fest

Am 23. und 24. März 2018 fand in der alten Feuerwache in Mannheim zum dreizehnten Mal der Neue Deutsche Jazzpreis statt. Am Freitag wählte das Publikum den Gewinner des Neuen Deutschen Kompositionspreises, am Samstag die Gewinner des Neuen Deutschen Jazzpreises.
(Gewinner des L-Bank-Bandpreises in Höhe von 10.000 Euro wurde das Vincent Eberle Quintett, Gewinner des Neuen Deutschen Kompositionspreises in Höhen von 2.000 Euro wurde Alexandra Lehmler und Gewinner des SIGNUM-comunication-Solistenpreises in Höhe von 1.000 Euro wurde Maximilian Hirning.)

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(Written on March 26, 2018 )

In today’s news: The University of Leeds renews partnership with Leeds piano, Steven Grahl appointed as new organist at Christ Church Cathedral, musical instruments in art, Apple Music to overtake Spotify, Scandinavian Airlines changes rules to impose extra booking fee for musical instruments on board flights, Caramoor Festival takes a contemporary turn, the relationship between music and sparking creativity, representatives of the Hamburg music industry in discussion with representatives of federal politics, Martha Argerich cancels American tour, the globalising of church music, Haitink announces concerts with Berliner Philharmoniker.

The Times

Musical instruments in art, chosen by Marin Alsop, conductor

Music, although we rarely think of it as such, is the most abstract of art forms. That is why I love it. Where words can be confining in their literalness, music is flexible, malleable, adaptable: the same notes can be interpreted differently by every individual.

Classical Music

University of Leeds renews partnership with Leeds Piano

The University of Leeds has renewed its partnership with the Leeds International Piano Competition, extending its financial support and ensuring that international audiences will be able to experience performances live and on-demand via medici.tv.

Choir and Organ

Steven Grahl to replace Stephen Darlington at Christ Church

Steven Grahl has been appointed as the new organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He will take up the office in September 2018, replacing Professor Stephen Darlington, who is retiring after 32 years.

The Strad

SAS now charging $60 cello booking fee on top of extra seat price, complains cellist

Scandinavian Airlines changes rules to impose telephone booking charge, despite not offering an online booking option for cellos.

Business Insider UK

Apple Music is about to overtake Spotify in the US

Apple Music has been growing faster than Spotify in the US, and as a result it might overtake the leading music streaming service later this year.

TES

‘Music is an invaluable resource when it comes to children’s mental health – and yet it’s under attack’

Music sparks creativity, taps into emotions and helps young people to understand their own being, says one musician – it has a powerful ability to help children stay mentally healthy.

The New York Times

The Caramoor Festival Takes a Contemporary Turn

Change is in the air at Caramoor, the summer music festival in Westchester, which said on Monday that its coming season would move both forward and backward in time — giving new prominence to 21st-century composers while replacing its respected bel canto opera offerings with earlier operas from the Classical and Baroque periods.

Kulturport

Vertreter der Hamburger Musikwirtschaft im Dialog mit der Bundespolitik

Auf Einladung der Hamburger Landesvertretung in Berlin und der Interessengemeinschaft Hamburger Musikwirtschaft e.V. (IHM) reisten in der vergangenen Woche rund 50 VertreterInnen der Hamburger Musikbranche in die Bundeshauptstadt, um mit Vertretern der Bundespolitik zu sprechen und sich mit Berliner KollegInnen auszutauschen und zu vernetzen.

Musik Heute

Haitink sagt Konzerte mit Berliner Philharmonikern ab

Der niederländische Dirigent Bernard Haitink kann in dieser Woche nicht mit den Berliner Philharmonikern auftreten. Der 88-Jährige habe aus gesundheitlichen Gründen kurzfristig abgesagt, teilte das Orchester am Montag mit.

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Kirchenmusik globalisiert sich

Der evangelische Missionsverbund hat den thematischen Schwerpunkt „Dance – Music – Arts“. In diesem Rahmen und mit Unterstützung der Evangelische Pop-Akademie wird nun der musikalische Austausch internationalisiert.

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Martha Argerich annule sa tournée américaine

Martha Argerich devait effectuer une tournée aux Etats-Unis en mars 2018 avec le violoniste Itzhak Perlman. En raison de problèmes familiaux et de santé, elle ne pourra pas tenir ses engagements.

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  in 1851 FP of ‘s Third Symphony Rhenish in Dusseldorf.

Image: Adrien Brody in The Pianist (2002) © AP

(Written on February 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: Joanna Marsh explains her new composition, John Copley fired for ‘inappropriate behaviour’, Sheku Kanneh-Mason becomes this year’s best-selling British debut artist. Also, Sonja Reuter wins the Richard Wagner Award for young talent and costumes sale at the Dutch National Opera. 

The Guardian

Warrior woman: my cantata for suffragette Emily Davison

How do you give voice to the first suffragette martyr? Composer Joanna Marsh explains how her new composition took shape.

The Telegraph

Britain’s leading Opera director John Copley sacked after making ‘sexually inappropriate’ joke about naked ghost

Britain’s leading opera director John Copley has been sacked from his job at the New York Metropolitan Opera after what his supporters claim was a misunderstanding about a “naked” ghost.

Classical Music

Applications open for Haydn Competition

The International Haydn Competition for Classical Lied and Aria 2018 will take place at Rohrau, the birthplace of the brothers Joseph and Michael Haydn, to commemorate the anniversary of Joseph Haydn’s death.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes chart history

Sheku Kanneh-Mason has become this year’s best-selling British debut artist – across all genres – to enter the Top 20 in the Official UK Albums Chart with his album Inspiration.

Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music has topped 36m subscribers worldwide, adding 6m in under five months

Apple Music’s paying subscriber base has surpassed 36m worldwide – a figure which remains about half the size of Spotify’s equivalent premium audience.

The New York Times

4,000 Opera Costumes. One Giant Fantasy Sale. 

What’s an opera house to do when it runs out of closet space? Let the public (and wallets and purses) in.

FAZ

„Eine Atmosphäre der Angst“

Sechzig Schauspieler des Burgtheaters haben ihrem ehemaligen Intendanten Matthias Hartmann einen menschenverachtenden Führungsstil attestiert. Was folgt aus solchen Vorwürfen?

Klassik.com

Richard-Wagner-Nachwuchspreis für Sopranistin Sonja Reuter

Die Sopranistin Sonja Reuter hat den diesjährigen Richard-Wagner-Nachwuchspreis gewonnen.

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Recording Academy prüft „Hürden und Vorurteile“ gegen Musikerinnen

Die für die Grammys zuständige Recording Academy will Hürden und Vorurteile gegenüber Frauen in der Musikindustrie untersuchen.

Platea Magazine

Fallece el director de escena Gustavo Tambascio 

Según informan fuentes allegadas, el director de escena Gustavo Tambascio (Buenos Aires, 1948) ha fallecido esta noche, posiblemente a causa de un infarto.

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Image: Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges/Classical Music

(Written on February 5, 2018 )

In today’s news: The Barbican announces its 2018/2019 season, RBC to host new piano competition, ENO to be part of Henley Festival this year, new production of Porgy and Bess will not be performed by an all-black cast, the inaugural International Music Competition Harbin enters final round, Apple Music to launch analytics for artists, conductor Robert Spano to leave ASO after 20 years, what will happen after director Dieter Wedel steps down from theatre festival after sex assault claims, Frankfurt to receive a “Museum of Modern Electronic Music”, SPD to chair the committee on Culture and Media of the German Bundestag, big names dominate in the film category of this year’s Oscars, Jean-Luc Choplin to oversee artistic direction of the Théâtre Marigny during its reopening after work later this year.

Classical Music

Barbican announces 2018/2019 season

The Barbican will mark the centenary of the end of the World War I by hosting performances of several commemorative new works by British composers.

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to host new piano competition

The first Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Competition will take place 20-23 November.

The Telegraph

Rita Ora, Grace Jones, and English National Opera to headline Henley Festival 2018

Henley is the UK’s only black-tie boutique festival and will run from 11-15 July.

Opera Now

New Porgy and Bess to break all-black cast directive

A new production of the opera will break the Gershwin estate’s stipulation that the piece should only be performed by all-black casts.

The Strad

International Music Competition Harbin in China enters final round 

Four young violinists from China, South Korea, Russia and the US compete for $50,000 first place in first edition of Chinese competition.

Complete Music Update

Apple Music to launch analytics for artists

Apple Music For Artists will provide artists and managers with stats and data to better understand their fans’ listening and buying habits.

The New York Times

Robert Spano Will Leave the Atlanta Symphony After 20 Years

The conductor Robert Spano, who made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra a force to be reckoned with in contemporary American music, announced on Tuesday that he would step down as music director in 2021, after completing his 20th season.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Wie geht es weiter nach Dieter Wedel?

Wie geht es weiter mit dem Festspielen in Bad Hersfeld nach dem Rücktritt von Dieter Wedel, dem Schauspielerinnen sexuelle Belästigung vorgeworfen haben? Ein Nachfolger ist da, doch es gibt offene Fragen.

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Museum für Moderne Elektronische Musik kommt – aber temporär

Nach mehrjährigen Vorbereitungen ist es amtlich: Frankfurt, das sich als Urzelle des Techno-Sounds rühmt, erhält ein «Museum of Modern Electronic Music». Die Stadt stellt für das MOMEM in den kommenden Jahren Räume an der Hauptwache mitten in der Innenstadt zur Verfügung.

Deutscher Bundestag: SPD wird Vorsitz des Kulturausschusses stellen

Der Deutsche Kulturrat, der Spitzenverband der Bundeskulturverbände, ist sehr erleichtert, dass nach einer interfraktionellen Abstimmung der Ausschuss für Kultur und Medien des Deutschen Bundestag weiterhin von einer oder einem Abgeordneten der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion geleitet wird.

BR Klassik

Große Namen dominieren die Kategorie Filmmusik

Am Dienstag sind in Los Angeles die Nominierungen für die Oscars 2018 bekannt gegeben worden. Hans Zimmers Musik zu “Dunkirk” und Alexandre Desplats Musik zu “The Shape of Water” sind auch in der Kategorie für die beste Filmmusik nominiert.

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Jean-Luc Choplin pressenti pour diriger le Théâtre Marigny

Jean-Luc Choplin, qui a quitté au début du mois de janvier le paquebot de la Seine Musicale sur l’Île Seguin, devrait assurer la direction artistique du Théâtre Marigny lors de sa réouverture après travaux à l’automne 2018.

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Music History @today_classical in 1906 FP of ‘s one-act operas The Miserly Knight and Francesca da Rimini, in Moscow.

Image: Robert Spano © Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

(Written on January 24, 2018 )

In today’s news: Igor Levit wins the Gilmore Award. Robert Mann has died. Christoph von Dohnányi will take over a new Salome Production at the Berlin Staatsoper. A new electronic organ is being installed at the Vatican. The Bayrische Staatsoper is celebrating 100 years Staatsoper and 200 years National theatre. A piece on cultural heritage in europe and an article with Gustavo Dudamel on Venezuela and music.

The Spectator

Debussy, Tippett and Wagner: the musical treats of 2018

Events that are due to take place in the months to come, most notably the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s Debussy Festival.

Gramophone

Igor Levit receives 2018 Gilmore Artist Award

The prestigious award, worth $300,000, goes to 2016’s Gramophone Recording of the Year winner.

Bury Times

Talented young musicians fundraise for CAFOD at festive concert 

The group, compromising of 28 children played a special seasonal concert last December.

The Guardian

How Mongolia went wild for opera

Discover the reason why so many Mongolians are winning international singing awards.

Digital streaming behind biggest rise in UK music sales for 2 decades

Platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify plus renaissance in vinyl records help fuel fastest annual growth since 1998.

The Telegraph

Royal Opera House tenor rejects ‘in your face’ sexual violence against women on stage

Michael Fabiano resists demands to perform sexually violent scenes on stage and argues the treatment of women in productions should better reflect the modern world.

NPR

Robert Mann, A Founder Of The Juilliard String Quartet, Has Died

Robert Mann, a violinist and one of the founders of the Juilliard String Quartet, died on Monday at home in Manhattan. He was 97 years old.

Musik Heute

Dohnányi übernimmt für Mehta Berliner “Salome”

Bei der Neuproduktion von Richard Strauss’ “Salome” an der Berliner Staatsoper übernimmt Christoph von Dohnányi die musikalische Leitung. 

Klassik.com

Petersdom: Elektronische Orgel ersetzt bisherige Pfeifenorgel

Der Vatikan setzt im Petersdom auf Digitalisierung: bei großen Ereignissen erklingt statt der traditionellen Pfeifenorgel künftig ein digitales Instrument.

Klassik-heute

GMD Kirill Petrenko leitet zwei “Ring”-Zyklen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

In diesem Jahr begeht die Bayerische Staatsoper zwei Jubiläen: 100 Jahre Bayerische Staatsoper und 200 Jahre Nationaltheater. 

Berliner Zeitung

Kulturerbejahr Europa, Kontinent der Möglichkeiten 

Vor drei Tagen begann das Europäische Kulturerbejahr unter dem Motto „Sharing Heritage“. Am 8. Januar wird in Hamburg die nationale Auftaktveranstaltung zu diesem internationalen Großprojekt stattfinden.

El Mundo

Gustavo Dudamel: “Me duele el conflicto entre hermanos en Venezuela”

Gustavo Dudamel (Barquisimeto, 1981) está en medio de muchos frentes. Por un lado, tiene que lidiar con la responsabilidad de ser el director de orquesta más candente del momento […]

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Image: © Kate Molleson for the Guardian

(Written on January 4, 2018 )

In today’s news: David Lewis leaves Opera Australia after child sexual abuse allegations, classical music events app Jubal goes online, ECM Records makes entire catalogue available on streaming platforms. Also, San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, Brexit-Big-Band goes on tour and the French organist Michel Chapius is dead.

The Guardian

Singer David Lewis leaves Opera Australia after child sexual abuse charges

Allegations against 58-year-old tenor and longstanding member of nation’s top opera company date back to the 1990s.

BBC Music Magazine

ECM launches entire catalogue to major streaming platforms

Having previously resisted making their content available on streaming services, ECM Records have now launched on Apple Music, Spotify and more.

Opera Wire

British Opera Director Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual harassment scandals continue the opera world as British theater and opera director Ramin Gray has been accused of sexually molesting a number of actresses.

Classical Music

Classical music events app launched

The new Jubal app allows users to access details of classical music concerts involving specific artists, venues and dates.

Delia Derbyshire honoured with posthumous PhD

Delia Derbyshire, best known as creator of the Doctor Who theme tune, will be awarded an honorary PhD from Coventry University for her contribution to electronic music.

The Herald

Former RSNO chief to lead Los Angeles Philharmonic

The former chief executive of Scotland’s national orchestra is to lead one of the world’s most prestigious ensembles.

Broadway World

San Francisco Opera presents World Premiere of GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST

On November 21, San Francisco Opera will present the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, the newest opera by American composer John Adams.

nmz

EU-Austritt vertont: Brexit-Big-Band geht auf Tour

Während sich die Politik darum streitet, wie der EU-Austritt Großbritanniens aussehen soll, hat ein Künstler den Brexit bereits musikalisch interpretiert.

Klassik.com

Französischer Organist Michel Chapuis gestorben

Chapuis war vor allem als Spezialist für das Barockrepertoire bekannt; so machte er sich als einer der führenden Interpreten der Orgelwerke von Dietrich Buxtehude und Johann Sebastian Bach einen Namen.

Musik Heute

Mehr Orgeln von Schimmel befallen – Experten erforschen Ursachen

Seit 20 Jahren rätseln Organisten, Kantoren und Restauratoren immer öfter über Schimmel an historischen Orgeln. Die Ursachen seien vielfältig und nicht pauschal auf Klimaveränderungen zu reduzieren.

Codex Flores

Die Umwegrentabilität des Lucerne Festivals

Laut einer Studie der Universität St. Gallen beläuft sich der volkswirtschaftliche Mehrwert, den Lucerne Festival in der Region schafft, auf jährlich rund 22,6 Millionen Franken.

Pizzicato

Christoph Heesch gewinnt Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis

Die Jury des Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreises hat den Preis dem jungen Cellisten Christoph Heesch verliehen. « Er überzeugte nicht nur durch sein intensives und facettenreiches Spiel, sondern auch durch ein innovatives Aufnahme-Konzept für seine Debüt CD », heißt es in einer Mitteilung.

Platea Magazin

José Bros celebra con un recital los 25 años de su debut en el Liceu de Barcelona

El próximo 26 de noviembre el tenor barcelonés celebrará los 25 años de su debut en el Gran Teatro del Liceu, desde que cantara Anna Bolena de forma un tanto inesperada junto a la soprano Edita Gruberova.

France Musique

Le milieu de la musique classique réagit après les réformes chocs du ministère de la Culture

Le document confidentiel du ministère de la Culture que France Musique a pu se procurer fait réagir le milieu de la musique classique. Entre inquiétude et incompréhension, les principaux intéressés regrettent la vision exclusivement comptable des réformes envisagées.

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  in 1937 FP of ‘s 5th Symphony with Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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(Written on November 21, 2017 )