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In today’s news: Orchestras for All (OFA) has made a number of changes to its leadership team and a Ballincollig teenager is on her way to becoming a world class conductor as she prepares to take up the baton for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra this summer. Also, testosterone and classical music don’t mix, study finds, and there is a new exhibiton in Brandenburg about ancient music instruments.

BBC News

Can listening to classical music improve your life?

Can a daily dose of classical music change your life? It sounds like an impossibly grand claim, but in my case, the answer has been a resounding yes.

Classical Music

Al Bustan Festival announces 25th anniversary programme

The 25th Al Bustan Festival of Music and the Performing Arts will take place 13 Feb – 21 March at the Al Bustan Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. This year’s event is a celebration of Bach, with concerts ranging from a jazz-themed performance by The Swingles to a recital by Mahan Esfahani.

Orchestras for All announces changes to leadership team

Orchestras for All (OFA) has made a number of changes to its leadership team. Chief executive Marianna Hay, who founded OFA in 2011, has been selected as a fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme.

ArtsHub

Making classical music accessible without dumbing it down

Instead of playing film scores, should the classical music sector focus on more experiential and experimental works in order to reach new audiences?

Mirror

Unless we save our music venues we face the sound of silence

Music fans are being urged to back a new law to stop the closure of live music venues.

Evening Echo

Handing the baton to female conductors

A Ballincollig teenager is on her way to becoming a world class conductor as she prepares to take up the baton for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra this summer.

Limelight

Testosterone and classical music don’t mix, study finds

Researchers in Japan found that higher levels of testosterone in men went hand in hand with lower interest in sophisticated music.

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International Classical Music Awards 2018: The winners

For the 2018 International Classical Music Awards the ICMA Jury has once again selected musicians and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements. The independent and international Jury has chosen their favorites from 357 nominated audio and video releases.

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«Archaeomusica»: Der Klang vergangener Jahrtausende

Wie klingen Schwirrhölzer? Welche Klänge entlockten Menschen der Jungsteinzeit Rasseln aus Ton? Eine Ausstellung im Archäologischen Landesmuseum Brandenburg informiert über Musikinstrumente der Vorfahren. Gezeigt werden 500 zum Teil spielbare, rekonstruierte Musikinstrumente.

Klassik.com

Gasteig München: Stadtrat entscheidet sich für Übergangsstandort

Der Ausschuss für Arbeit und Wirtschaft sowie der Kulturausschuss des Münchner Stadtrats haben sich mit großer Mehrheit für einen Übergangsstandort während der Gasteig-Sanierung entschieden.

Musik Heute

Israel Philharmonic: Lahav Shani folgt auf Zubin Mehta

Der israelische Dirigent Lahav Shani wird neuer Musikdirektor des Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv. Er folgt damit auf Maestro Zubin Mehta, der 2019 sein Amt aufgeben wird, wie eine Sprecherin des Orchesters am Donnerstag bestätigte.

Platea Magazine

La Biblioteca de Catalunya edita un libro gratuito sobre el influyente musicólogo Felipe Pedrell

El próximo 31 de enero la Biblioteca de Cataluña presentará el libro gatuito “Felip Pedrell a la Biblioteca de Catalunya”, firmado por Francesc Cortès.

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Kölner Philharmonie @koelnmusik: Beim Konzert mit dem gestern konnten wir die 18-millionste Besucherin begrüßen! Vielen Dank auch an all die anderen 17.999.999 Besucherinnen und Besucher, die die Kölner Philharmonie zu einem der meistbesuchten Konzerthäuser Europas gemacht haben!

Image: Lahav Shani © Marco Borggreve

(Written on January 18, 2018 )

In today’s news: Mariss Jansons apologises for his sexist statements, a new TV documentary about the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor announced, a songwriting pathway is added to its diploma at The Academy of Contemporary Music. Also, Emma Wernig wins the 1st prize at the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition,14’000 admissions for Piano Festival 2017 of Lucerne Festival and public music schools in Brandenburg will receive more money.

The Times

Classical music is reaching out to younger audiences

How to give Bach new bite.

The Telegraph

Leading conductor apologises for ‘sexist’ remarks

One of the world’s most respected conductors has apologised after suggesting he did not like to see women leading an orchestra.

Croydon Advertiser

How one of the world’s greatest composers died penniless in Croydon

A TV documentary being broadcast this week will look at the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Classical Music

Snape Maltings announces new appointments

Phillipa Reive has been appointed to the newly created position of director, Creative Campus, Snape Maltings.

Music Teacher

ACM launches Diploma songwriting pathway

The Academy of Contemporary Music has added a songwriting pathway to its diploma course in Guildford and Birmingham.

Evening Express

University to release music album to raise money for research into broken heart syndrome

The University of Aberdeen’s record label, Vox Regis, will launch Exiled: Music by Philips and Dering next week to raise money for research into the condition, known as “broken heart syndrome”.

Broadway World

Grammy Award Winner John Kosh, to Participate In The Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra’s Inaugural Concert

Tawnee Lynn Music Services will present the Inaugural Concert of the newly formed Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra (LACRO) led by Anthony Bonsera, Founding Artistic Director, and Music Director.

The Violin Channel

Prizes Awarded at England’s Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

18-year-old violist Emma Wernig has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition.

Codex flores

Bilanz des Luzerner Piano Festival 2017

Das Piano Festival 2017 von Lucerne Festival hat in 15 Konzerten rund 14’000 Eintritte generiert.

Klassik.com

Busoni-Kompositionspreis an Benjamin Scheuer verliehen

Der Komponist Benjamin Scheuer hat den mit 6.000 Euro dotierten Busoni-Kompositionspreis 2017 erhalten. 

Kulturradio

Brandenburg fördert stärker öffentliche Musikschulen

In diesem Jahr erhalten die Musikschulen mit rund 5,1 Millionen Euro doppelt soviel wie im Vorjahr.

Klassik-heute

Bildungsinitiative SING! des Rundfunkchores Berlin ausgezeichnet

Die Bildungsinitiative SING! des Rundfunkchores Berlins wurde mit dem renommierten Junge Ohren Preis in der Kategorie Programm« ausgezeichnet.

France Musique

Le Sud-Coréen Jaehyuck Choi remporte le Prix de Composition du concours de Genève

Le Sud-Coréen Jaehyuck Choi a été désigné grand vainqueur du Prix de Composition de la 72e édition du concours de Genève. Il a été récompensé pour son œuvre Nocturne III.

Platea Magazin

El barítono Benjamin Appl debuta hoy en el festival LIFE Victoria

El joven barítono alemán Benjamin Appl (Ratisbona, 1982) debuta hoy en el Festival LIFE Victoria, acompañado al piano por Sholto Kynoch.

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  in 1928 FP of ’s ballet Le Baiser de la fée at the Paris Opéra

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Image: André de Ridder, curator of the Spitalfields Festival © The Times / Brian Sweeney

(Written on November 27, 2017 )

In today’s news: Anne-Sophie Mutter honoured by Bavarian State Foundation prize, ECM Records commences streaming, The Sixteen to present Marco Galvani premiere, Conductor Justus Frantz cut his fingertip, Diapason d’or Award for 2017 announced.

Royal Society of Arts

Bringing Classical Music to a New Audience

In 2017, you still have to look very hard to find any diversity within the big companies in almost every industry.

Independent

Egyptian singer detained for four days for eating banana in music video

Pop star Shyma could face three years in prison for ‘inciting debauchery’ in racy video

Music Teacher

National Open Youth Orchestra announces new partners

The Barbican and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama are the new official partners for the National Open Youth Orchestra (NOYO), the world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra.

Bromsgrove School to open new Performing Arts Centre

Bromsgrove School is to open the doors to its new Performing Arts Centre this evening (22 November)

Rhinegold Publishing

The Sixteen to present Marco Galvani premiere

The Sixteen and Harry Christophers will present the world premiere performances of Marco Galvani’s On Christmas Morn as part of Classic FM’s 25th anniversary celebrations

Classic FM

Jessica Curry’s tips for aspiring composers

Our High Score presenter – and BAFTA Award-winning composer – shares some pieces of advice for young composer

The Strad

Anne-Sophie Mutter honoured by Bavarian State Foundation prize

Violinist recognised for artistic and philanthropic activity by grant-giving body

The New York Times

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Silver-Maned Baritone From Siberia, Dies at 55

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, the charismatic Siberian baritone who won critical acclaim and devoted fans around the world for his burnished voice, uncanny breath control and rueful expressivity, died on Wednesday in London. He was 55.

Limelight magazine

ECM Records commences streaming

Iconic indepdendent record label ECM Records has announced an expanded partnership with its long-standing distribution partner Universal Music Group (UMG) in order to bring the entire ECM music library to the digital world via streaming.

Welt N24

Dirigent Justus Frantz schneidet sich Fingerkuppe ab

Ob als Dirigent oder als Pianist: Musik ist elementarer Bestandteil des Lebens von Justus Frantz. Doch nun könnte ein Haushaltsunfall die Karriere des Hamburgers beenden.

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Wo Herkules noch in den Noten steckt

In ein paar Tagen ertönt in ganz Deutschland wieder Bachs Weihnachtsoratorium. Höchste Zeit, dass die concerti-Redaktion das Werk einmal genauer betrachtet

Pizzicato

Josep Pons stays as Music Director of the Liceu until 2022

The Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barelona has extended the contract of its Music Director Josep Pons (*1957).

Musik Heute

Trauer um Bariton Hvorostovsky – Putin: “Sehr schwerer Verlust”

Bei dem weltbekannten Sänger war 2015 ein Gehirntumor festgestellt worden. In der Folge sagte er Opernauftritte und die meisten Konzerte ab.

France musique

Palmarès 2017 des “Diapason d’or” de l’année

Mercredi 22 novembre se déroulait l’édition 2017 des “Diapason d’Or” de l’année, récompensant les meilleurs enregistrements d’opéras, de pièces pour piano, ou encore de musique de chambre, selon le mensuel spécialisé “Diapason”.

Le Figaro

Orchestre en fête à la Philharmonie de Paris

La salle accueille la neuvième édition d’Orchestres en fête. Un événement que ne pouvait manquer Julien Clerc, rédacteur en chef du dernier numéro du Figaroscope.

Platea Magazine

La familia del barítono ruso Dmitri Hvorostovsky confirma su fallecimiento

Su última aparición en público tuvo lugar hace unos meses en el Metropolitan de Nueva York, en el marco de una gala lírica.

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France Musique @francemusique : Palmarès 2017 des “Diapason d’or” de l’année

Bayerischer Rundfunk @BR_Presse : Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Mariss Jansons: Am Freitag bekommt der Chefdirigent des BR-Chores und die Goldmedaille der verliehen.

Anne-Sophie Mutter ©Deutsche Grammophon/Harald Hoffmann

(Written on November 23, 2017 )

In today’s news: traveling musicians and British Airways, Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars, Garsington Opera and the 360-degree simulated experience. VocalEssence launches a youth programme, fair pay for Australian artists is still out of reach and the Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up.

The Times

BA tells musicians to buy another seat for their cello

British Airways has caused consternation among some leading performers by making it easier to carry violins and violas but effectively banning most other instruments from the cabin, including guitars, unless passengers buy a second seat.

Classical Music

Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars 2017/18

Sing for Pleasure has announced the recipients of scholarship places on its Young Conductors’ Programme for the coming academic year.Garsington Opera

Opera Now

Garsington Opera unveils 360-degree audience experience

Audiences can immerse themselves in Garsington Opera’s Silver Birch, thanks to a 360-degree simulated experience available on BBC Arts Digital.

Choir and Organ

VocalEssence launches youth programme

VocalEssence, a choral arts nonprofit based in Minnesota, has launched a youth programme.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify, Soundcloud and Deezer join forces as part of new EU lobbying group

Spotify, SoundCloud and Deezer are amongst new members of a European lobbying organization which aims to “advocate for policies that shape a favourable business environment for digital music”.

NYTIMES

Lyric Opera of Chicago Offers Very Theatrical ‘Die Walküre’

CHICAGO — Many productions of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” stage the “Ride of the Valkyries” scene as a rowdy reunion. We see eight Valkyrie sisters, who arrive on their flying steeds, assemble at a mountaintop to greet one another giddily.

Limelight 

Fair pay for Australian artists still out of reach, study shows

Artists earn less than most professionals, with disparities even more pronounced for women and differently abled artists.

Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up

The programme includes Jordi Savall, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Taipei’s U-Theatre and the Michael Clark Company.

France Musique

Décès de l’organiste Michel Chapuis

L’organiste Michel Chapuis est décédé à l’âge de 87 ans. Musicien internationalement reconnu, il a notamment été titulaire de l’orgue du chœur de la cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris et de l’orgue de la chapelle du château de Versailles.

Tagesspiegel

Landesjugendorchester Berlin Tänzerische Leichtigkeit

30 Jahre Landesjugendorchester Berlin: Zum Jubiläum spielt das junge Ensemble Mozart und Vasks im Konzerthaus.

Nachfolger von Ivan Fischer Christoph Eschenbach wird neuer Chefdirigent des Konzerthauses

Seit 55 Jahren steht er auf den Bühnen dieser Welt. Mit Christoph Eschenbach übernimmt ab 2019 ein erfahrener Maestro den Taktstock am Konzerthaus. Er wird den Orchesterwettbewerb auffrischen.

Portraits.klassik

Programme abseits der Konventionen beim Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

Das Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo findet in diesem Jahr zum 37. Mal statt. Auch in diesem Jahr hat der Festivalleiter Marc Monnet mehrere Schwerpunkte gesetzt, die das umfangreiche Programm mit thematischen Strängen durchziehen. 

Berlin.de

Bachs h-Moll-Messe ist Unesco-Welterbe

Jetzt hat es die Berliner Staatsbibliothek schwarz auf weiß: Das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs (1685-1750) h-Moll-Messe gehört nun offiziell zum Unesco-Weltkulturerbe.

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in 1926 Birth of American computer music specialist Max V.

Image: Choir and Organ

(Written on November 13, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: images of John Lennon found to be worth much more than assumed, Robert von Bahr speaks about his label philosophy at BIS Records, Tonali get the Echo Klassik for their promotion of young talents, and the Royal Festival Hall in London organises two concerts remembering cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

BBC News

Unseen John Lennon images revealed in Liverpool

A set of unseen images of Beatles member found to be worth much more than once assumed, after being kept in “junk drawer” for 30 years.

Music captures the sound of Titan Crane in Scotland

Captured with wind harps and contact microphones, the composition by Michael Begg will be performed at 150ft in the wheelhouse of the crane at the Sonica Festival.

iNews 

Composing music for Nintendo’s golden age

After over 30 years in the business, video game composer David Wise has seen the process of creating games — and their music — evolve considerably.

FACT Magazine

Pharrell Williams invests in UK tech startup ROLI

ROLI has been innovating over the past few years with a range of instruments that give musicians more capabilities for expression.

Telegraph

Should music ever be played during rugby matches at Twickenham?

The use of music during international games has attracted strong criticism from traditionalists but the RFU believes the fan research indicates it is “welcomed at the right point”, particularly celebrating England tries.

TES

Renowned specialist music school in Edinburgh faces closure due to budget cuts

Campaigners say the City of Edinburgh Music School is unique in the UK.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Dies ist mein Leib

Ein Notenblatt, eine Originalhandschrift von Johann Sebastian Bach, darf sich nun zum Weltdokumentenerbe zählen. Und ausnahmsweise einen Tag lang aus dem Tresor hinaus unter die Feiernden.

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Das Label, bei dem nicht vergriffen ist

Robert von Bahr über seine Firmenphilosophie und sein Label BIS Records.

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Für die Klassikliebhaber von morgen

Seit sieben Jahren beeindruckt TONALi mit ihrer Jugendarbeit, nun erhält das Kulturprojekt den ECHO Klassik für Nachwuchsförderung.

El País

“Cantar ópera es como hacer el amor”

El Teatro de la Maestranza lanza una web para conocer las bambalinas del edificio, las vivencias de los intérpretes y ofrecer clases magistrales.

The News York Times

Remembering Jacqueline du Pré, an Icon of the Cello

On Oct. 28 and 29, Mr. Barenboim is marking the 30th anniversary of her death with two concerts at the Royal Festival Hall in London in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a British charity.

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 Münchner Symphoniker erhalten wieder dauerhafte Subventionen der Stadt

Jacqueline du Pré and Daniel Barenboim in the 1960s.

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(Written on October 27, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, read an obituary of Holocaust survivor and renowned harpsichordist, Zuzana Růžičková, who died last week, aged 90.  The ISM Trust launches Primary Music Toolkit, and the Maxwell Quartet have won the ninth Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.

Classical Music Magazine

Zuzana Růžičková (14 January 1927 – 27 September 2017)

Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková has died aged 90.  A key figure in the revival of the harpsichord and a devotee of Bach, Růžičková’s career is all the more remarkable given that she survived internment in three concentration camps in her teens.

Music Teacher

ISM Trust launches Primary Music Toolkit

The ISM Trust, supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA), has released a Primary Music Toolkit, which aims to help primary school teachers become more confident in teaching music in the classroom.

The Strad

Scottish quartet wins jury and audience prizes in Trondheim

The ninth Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, running alongside the Chamber Music Festival in Trondheim, Norway, was won by the Scotland-based Maxwell Quartet.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Symphony Orchestra board’s dramatic u-turn on same-sex marriage

After days of turmoil and anger that threatened to tear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra apart, the orchestra’s board has staged a stunning back-flip on the issue of same-sex marriage, admitting their neutral position was “misjudged”.

CBC News

Meet the Canadian composer who’s created a basketball symphony for the TSO

Jared Miller doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t love music. “I can’t even use words to convey how much I love music and all types of music,” Miller told CBC’s Our Toronto. “So to have the privilege to create it and to play it is really something special in my mind.”

Klassik.com

Medienpreis Leopold für vier Kinderproduktionen

Köln, 03.10.2017. Der Verband deutscher Musikschulen (VdM) hat zusammen mit dem Bundesjugendministerium im Funkhaus Köln den Medienpreis “Leopold” verliehen.

Klassik Heute

Sonderpreis beim Deutschen Dirigentenpreis 2017 für Vladimir Yaskorski

Der 1. Kapellmeister des Theaters Plauen-Zwickau Vladimir Yaskorski hat beim Deutschen Dirigentenpreis 2017 den Sonderpreis für die beste Interpretation eines Werkes des 20./21.

Die Zeit

Hightech in preußischem Rokoko

Nach sieben Jahren Bauzeit präsentiert sich die restaurierte Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden als großer Wurf.

Codex Flores

Standards für Instrumenten-Innenmessungen

Im Projekt Musices durchleuchten Fraunhofer-Forscher per 3D-Computertomographie historische Musikinstrumente aus der Sammlung des Germanischen Nationalmuseums.

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Music History    in 1836 FP in England of ’s oratorio St. Paul in Liverpool.
Image: Zuzana Růžičková

(Written on October 3, 2017 )

In today’s news: Sir Simon Rattle has made his debut as Music Director in London, how musicians have tackled the refugee crisis, and Peter Leathem discusses PPL/PRS. Christoph Spering receives “Echo” Award, music journalist Eleonore Büning receives Pro Musica Viva-Prize, and finalists for “Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon” have been announced.

Evening Standard

Sir Simon Rattle describes first concert leading London Symphony Orchestra as like ‘a homecoming’

The celebrated conductor made his debut as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra

The Guardian

‘It was impossible to write about anything else’: how musicians have – finally – tackled the refugee crisis

In the 80s, musicians simply released charity singles in response to humanitarian crises. But today’s artists have been relatively quiet about the plight of those in the Mediterranean – until now. From Coldplay to Benjamin Clementine, why has it taken them so long to find their voices?

Music Week

‘It’s a brilliant project’: Peter Leathem discusses PPL/PRS joint venture

PPL CEO Peter Leathem has described the company’s joint venture with PRS For Music as “a joint front office that will act as a one-stop shop for bars, nightclubs, offices, and public spaces that need PPL and PRS licences”.

Billboard

Mood-Based Playlists Grow Classical Music’s Revenue, Cache With Young Fans

Diehard Bruce Springsteen fan Brandon Shaw used to rock out to The Boss almost exclusively — until the 27-year-old started streaming Spotify playlists such as Brain Food and Deep Focus in his office about a year ago.

Vulture

A Classical Music Festival Just Had Its Very Own Fyre Festival-Like Implosion in Rhode Island

Remember that time influencers and unassuming, rich music fans descended upon the Bahamas expecting a luxury festival only to be met with the “mass chaos” of Fyre Festival?

Limelight

Vienna State Opera offers six languages in new seat-back system

The company’s new system caters to patrons from around the world, but how long before we see something similar in Australia?

Kulturradio

Kölner Kantor erhält “Echo” für Einspielung von Lutherkantaten

Christoph Spering wird für seine herausragende Einspielung der vier CDs mit dem Titel “Bach – Lutherkantaten” durch “Das neue Orchester” und den Chorus Musicus Köln geehrt.

Klassik.com

Musikjournalistin Eleonore Büning erhält Pro Musica Viva-Preis 2017

Die Musikjournalistin und -kritikerin Eleonore Büning erhält den diesjährigen Preis der Pro Musica Viva-Stiftung.

Musik Heute

Festspiele MV erwarten Besucherrekord

Die Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern steuern auf einen Besucherrekord zu. Die 131 Konzerte der vergangenen drei Monate zogen über 82.000 Menschen an, teilten die Veranstalter am Freitag mit.

France Musique

La liste des finalistes du Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon dévoilée

Les noms des finalistes du Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon ont été dévoilés. Un Français, un Anglais et un Russe s’affronteront dans cette dernière ligne droite.

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This year’s finalists for “Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon” ©Yves Petit

 

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(Written on September 15, 2017 )

WildKat PR is thrilled to be working with Blüthner on their inaugural Piano Series. Seven virtuosi will showcase the piano with its unique Golden Tone in a series of seven recitals held at St John’s Smith Square over the 2017/18 season.

From its founding in 1853 by Julius Blüthner, the eponymous firm has remained family-run. Current CEO, Dr Christian Blüthner-Haessler, enjoyed a successful career as a cancer surgeon, before taking the reins in 1996, and being named Businessman of the Year in Germany in 2004 after just 8 years in the industry.

From its inception, Blüthner has been an innovative company, which can be seen today in its impressive range of Design Pianos, and the extraordinary PH Grand. Blüthner has also pushed boundaries exploring the mechanics of tone production, with the creation of the Aliquot string, an added fourth string which vibrates sympathetically, cylindrical soundboards, and angle cut hammers, resulting in a truly special sound.

The starry list of Blüthner advocates includes Brahms, Mahler, Bartók, Debussy, Reger, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Liberace, Stevie Wonder, and Ariana Grande.

The seven programmes held at St John’s Smith Square will be performed by outstanding talents from across the world, highlighting the versatility, depth, and character of the Blüthner instrument. Repertoire will include Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven; Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Brahms; Stravinsky and transcriptions of Chinese music; Sjogren, Nielssen, and Nilsson. Tom Poster’s Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective will open the series performing Clara Schumann, Brahms, Schubert, and Robert Schumann.

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(Written on September 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: Pioneering Radio 3 show gives dementia sufferers a voice, leading musicians assemble for gala performance in aid of Refugee Council, and nudist viola player plays during naked skydive to raise money for body image charities. Harold Faltermeyer receives German film score prize, Bayreuth announces plans for 2018, and Musikfest Berlin starts today.

The Times

Pioneering Radio 3 show gives dementia sufferers a voice

A pioneering six-hour programme that blends the voices of dementia sufferers with classical music is to air on the BBC.

Classical Music Magazine

Leading musicians assemble for gala performance in aid of Refugee Council

A number of leading artists will assemble for a performance of Tippett’s A Child of Our Time to raise funds for Refugee Council and its work with unaccompanied children arriving in Britain having fled war, trafficking and persecution.

International Piano

Sony releases Gould’s Goldberg Variations sessions

Sony Classical is to release Glenn Gould’s complete sessions for his famous 1955 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as part of a new box set.

The Strad

The lark descending – nudist viola player plays during naked skydive

Australian violist Glen Donnelly’s stunt is raising money for body image charities

Limelight

Saxophonist plays instrument during brain surgery

Dan Fabbio performed a piece on the saxophone during surgery to remove a brain tumour.

Pizzicato

La Monnaie in Brussels to reopen next Tuesday

The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie in Brussels will reopen on September 5 after a two-year-long renovation. The opening production is Philippe Boesman’s opera Pinocchio.

NMZ

Deutscher Filmmusikpreis 2017: „Top Gun“–Komponist Harold Faltermeyer wird Ehrenpreisträger

Der Deutsche Filmmusikpreis würdigt den in München geborenen Filmkomponisten und Musikproduzenten Harold Faltermeyer 2017 mit dem Ehrenpreis.

Kultur Radio

Bayreuth plant für 2018

Im kommenden Jahr zeigen die Bayreuther Festspiele eine Neuinszenierung der Wagner-Oper “Lohengrin”.

Klassik Heute

Heute beginnt das Festival Musikfest Berlin 2017.

Beim Musikfest Berlin präsentieren die Berliner Klangkörper sowie Gastorchester aus Amsterdam, Mailand, London, Perm und Freiburg große Werke der Musikgeschichte.

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Meet Me At The Opera‏ @MMATOpera

The packed house at the gala final performance at the old Metropolitan Opera House on Broadway at 39th Street 1966

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(Written on August 31, 2017 )

In today’s news: Yamaha launches Silent Piano concert season, Caledonian Sleeper train hosts opera performance, and Greg Morris to perform complete Bach organ works. Russian violinist sentences to 20 hour of community service, Domingo to conduct in Bayreuth in 2018, and “Klassik am See” has been rescheduled.

International Piano

Yamaha launches Silent Piano concert season

Yamaha Music London has announced its inaugural Silent Piano concert season.

The four-concert series will see Thomasz Zyrmont, Eren Önsoy, Andrew Zolinsky and Varvara Tarasova perform on Yamaha’s Silent Pianos, with the audience experiencing the music through headphones, remotely and wirelessly.

Music Teacher

Sound and Music announce composers selected for HCMF schools project

Three composers have been selected to take part in a new education project designed by Sound and Music in partnership with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Heritage Quay.

Early Music Today

English Concert announces 2017/18 season

The English Concert’s 2017/18 season will see the ensemble celebrate ten years with Harry Bicket as music director.

Classical Music Magazine

Caledonian Sleeper hosts opera performance

An opera has been performed on the Caledonian Sleeper for the first time as part of the Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2017. Belongings, inspired by items of luggage carried by railway passengers, received its premiere on the service from Aberdeen to London on 24 July. The opera’s music was written by Samuel Bordoli and its libretto by Bill Bankes-Jones.

Choir and Organ

Greg Morris to perform complete Bach organ works

Greg Morris, associate organist of the Temple Church in London, is to perform Bach’s complete organ works over a ten month period, beginning in October 2017.

France Musique

Un violoniste russe arrêté en pleine répétition

La BBC a diffusé un reportage sur Andrey Osipov, violoniste russe engagé contre la corruption dans son pays.

The Irish Times

Frank McNamara gives a masterclass in how to handle mistakes

The pianist shows students how to handle the pressure of improvisation

Der Tagesspiegel

Zeit, Schweiß und Gold

Am 1. August werden Bühne und Besucherraum an Technik und Künstler der Staatsoper übergeben. Besuch bei den letzten Arbeiten.

Pizzicato

Domingo dirigiert in Bayreuth, Netrebko sagte ab

Der Tenor, Bariton und Dirigent Placido Domingo (76) wird im  Jahr 2018 in Bayreuth Wagners ‘Walküre’ dirigieren.

Klassik Heute

Programmänderung und Verschiebung von “Klassik am See” in Erlangen

Andreas Ottensamer hat seinen Auftritt bei Klassik am See« in Erlangen nach dem plötzlichen Tod seines Vaters abgesagt.

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Classical Music Magazine: Belongings

(Written on July 26, 2017 )