In today’s news: applications open for third Institute for Women Conductors residency. To boo or not to boo? Royal Opera music chief defends vocal crowds, and The New Viral #MaskOffChallenge Turns Future’s Rap Into Masterful Classical Music. Young Euro Classic this year to include cinematic music, Spotify permits a payment for new albums, and Leipzig is to name a square in honour of the Gewandhausorchester Kapellmeister Kurt Masur. Cellist forced to leave American Airlines flight as his instrument poses ‘safety risk’ and Renée Fleming – “Rosenkavalier” may well be her farewell to staged opera.
Classical Music Magazine
Women conductors from around the world are invited to apply for the third residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors (IWC), which will run 6-18 November 2017 at Dallas Opera.
In the challenge, musicians cover the rap track with live classical renditions of their own, masterfully playing everything from flutes to violins, saxophones, cellos, and trombones.
To boo or not to boo at the opera? The Royal Opera House would rather audiences did not but its music director, Sir Antonio Pappano, believes there is an exception.
Music was among the first industries to be digitally disrupted and music labels were badly hurt. So their recovery in developed markets (piracy remains widespread elsewhere) has useful lessons for others.
The Violin Channel
Thomastik-Infeld Vienna has announced at the Messe Frankfurt musical trade fair, in Germany, the launch of the new Versum Solo Cello A & D strings
Young Euro Classic diesmal mit Filmmusik
Notfalls dirigiert Barenboim auf einer Baustelle
Der Streaming-Marktführer Spotify hat dem jahrelangen Druck der Musikbranche nachgegeben und lässt zu, dass neue Alben zunächst nur in der kostenpflichtigen Premium-Version verfügbar sein werden.
Ehrung für den ehemaligen Gewandhaus-Kapellmeister
The New York Times
For Renée Fleming, the superstar soprano who will sing the Marschallin at the Met, and for music, this really is the end of an era: This “Rosenkavalier” may well be her farewell to staged opera
John Kaboff had boarded the flight from Washington DC to Chicago when the pilot asked that he leave the 737 aircraft, he says.
BR_KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK Lauter neue Komponisten: Der Chor des BR stellt das Programm der Konzertsaison 2017/18 vor
(Written on April 6, 2017 )