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In today’s classical news, conductor Cristian Măcelaru talks about music and equality, and how it changes us. Aldeburgh Music announces rebrand, changing its name to Snape Maltings. Saimir Pirgu was presented with the Verona Lirica Award 2016. Also, Garsington Opera has named baritone Benjamin Lewis and conductor Jack Ridley as the recipients of this year’s Leonard Ingrams Foundation awards.

Classical Music Magazine

Aldeburgh Music announces rebrand

Aldeburgh Music is to change its name to Snape Maltings as it prepares for the 50th anniversary of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall in 2017.

RLPO appoints new board members

Mel Grodner and Vanessa Reed have been appointed to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s board of directors.

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Conductor Cristian Măcelaru on why music is the true equalizer

Cristian Măcelaru sees music as something that can change us.

BBC News

Brothers play music for Wrexham hospital kidney patients

Kidney patients undergoing dialysis treatment at Wrexham Maelor Hospital are being offered personal performances by members of the locally-based NEW Sinfonia orchestra.

Opera Now Magazine

Saimir Pirgu wins Verona Lirica Award 2016

Saimir Pirgu was presented with the Verona Lirica Award 2016 at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona on 13 November.

Garsington Opera announces Leonard Ingrams Foundation award recipients

Garsington Opera has named baritone Benjamin Lewis and conductor Jack Ridley as the recipients of this year’s Leonard Ingrams Foundation awards, which support, encourage and nurture the best young artists involved in bringing opera to the stage.

CMUSE

Dutch composer constructs grand piano using 29,000 lego pieces

Most people would be satisfied if they managed to build a model piano out of lego. But for Jeroen van Veen, a composer living near Rotterdam in the Netherlands, that’s just child’s play.

Aftenposten

Nå tar hun med seg musikktalentene til Sør-Korea

Soon-Mi Chung har hatt så si alle norske stryker-talenter i opplæring. Denne uken er hun sammen med 38 av dem i Sør-Korea der de skal spille i et av verdens mest prestisjefylte konserthus.

nmz

Gerichtsurteil: GEMA darf keine Einnahmen an Musikverlage ausschütten

Musikverlagen in Deutschland drohen Einnahmeverluste in Millionenhöhe. Nach einem Urteil des Berliner Kammergerichts haben die Verlage kein Recht, ohne weiteres an den Einnahmen aus Urheberrechten von Komponisten und Textern beteiligt zu werden.

klassik.com

Debatte über Interimsstandort der Stuttgarter Oper

In Stuttgart werden derzeit Vorschläge zum Standort einer Interimsspielstätte diskutiert, die während der rund fünfjährigen Sanierungszeit des Opernhauses genutzt werden soll.

Musik heute

Telekom-Klavierwettbewerb startet Bewerbungsphase

Die International Telekom Beethoven Competition startet die Bewerbungsphase für die nächste Ausgabe Ende 2017. Vom 15. November 2016 bis zum 15. Mai 2017 können sich junge Pianisten anmelden.

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Classical Diary @ClassicalDiary ‘How to make an audition video without spending a fortune’ by Nathan Cole, 1st Associate Concertmaster @LAPhil https://t.co/pGZzc3XWUu

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1942 Birth of Argentine-born Israeli #pianist and conductor @DBarenboim #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

The Violin Channel @violinchannel ow.ly/uJDI306ad95 ASK THE PROS | James Ehnes – “Practicing Without Annoying Your Neighbours” [ADVICE] @JamesEhnes

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Photo: Sorin Popa

(Written on November 15, 2016 )

Classical news

In our classical music news today: lots of firsts as Esa-Pekka Salonen takes up first position of artist-in-association at Finnish National Opera and Ballet, and Sound festival announces John De Simone as inaugural composer-in-residence. Also, Lionel Bringuier will leave Zurich Tonhalle at the end of 2017/2018 season.

Classical Music Magazine

Finnish National Opera and Ballet appoints Salonen as artist-in-association

Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FNOB) has appointed Esa-Pekka Salonen as its first artist-in-association. He will assume the newly created, five-year position with the 2016/17 season.

Sound festival announces inaugural composer-in-residence

John De Simone has been announced as Sound’s first composer-in-residence. The Scottish-Italian composer, who is director of Ensemble Thing, will create new work for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 festivals, beginning with a piece that will be premiered in a concert alongside Louis Andriessen’s De Staat.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Der Vertrag von Lionel Bringuier als Chefdirigent des Zürcher Tonhalle-Orchesters wird nicht verlängert. Was hinter dieser seit längerem erwarteten Entscheidung steckt.

Music Week

MCPS and PRS for Music back library music awards relaunch

The annual Library Music Awards has today relaunched as the Production Music Awards, in association with MCPS Production Music.

Broadwayworld

Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18

Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke’s in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18.

Die Zeit

Wie geht noch mal das “Magnificat”?

Daniel Barenboim startet seinen eigenen YouTube-Kanal.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Traumberuf Musiker

Junge, talentierte Schüler bekommen in Hallbergmoos eine besondere Förderung. Initiiert hat dieses Programm der Pianist, Komponist und Pädagoge Vladimir Genin.

Der Tagesspiegel

Abenteuerreisen ins Altbekannte

Zum 17. Mal startet „Young Euro Classic“ in Berlin. Bei dem Festival überwindet Musik tatsächlich Grenzen – aber anders als in Sonntagsreden.

Die Welt

Ohne Schuhe auf der Jagd nach der Jugend

Die klassische Musik braucht Nachwuchs. Das Publikum wird immer älter. Neue Formate werden gesucht. In Berlin wurden zwei Modelle getestet. So richtig funktionieren sie allerdings beide nicht

El Mundo

Las grandes orquestas toman la partitura de la Quincena

Como para coger impulso, la Quincena Musical de San Sebastián se coge unos días de descanso coincidiendo con la Semana Grande.

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Photo Credit: Benjamin Ealovega

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Help Musicians UK @HelpMusiciansUK Great to see the intro of the #NightTube, can only help the night time economy & access to music venues.

Ed Vaizey @EdVaizey New culture secretary to promote #diversity in #arts http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/new-culture-secretary-promote-diversity-arts/ … @M_magazinePRS

Darren Henley ‏@HENLEYDARREN New blog by our @ace_national Strategy Director @richardrussell1 on encouraging news for arts & culture post #Brexit http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/blog/post-brexit-funding-%E2%80%93-encouraging-news-arts-and-culture-sector

(Written on August 19, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Tagesspiegel presents Barrie Kosky’s new season for Komische Oper Berlin, the construction of Barenboim-Said-Akademie to be finished by the end of 2016 & more safety precautions for Bayreuther Festspiele. Also, Menuhin Competition 2016 taking place in London & Opera Theatre of St. Louis receives grant from Opera America

Classic FM

Menuhin Competitition 2016: very good reasons why you have to get a ticket

Every two years, the world’s best young violinists gather for a competition that feels more like a music festival. Here’s why you should come to the 2016 edition in London

Classical Music Magazine

Goldsmiths charity fundraisers to play 12-hour Beethoven marathon

Professional players and singers will join forces music students from Goldsmiths, University of London to perform all nine Beethoven symphonies back-to-back on 23 April in order to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières

Music Week

Beatles Anthology collection now available to stream

The Beatles’ Anthology, Volumes 1-3 music collections are now available for streaming worldwide.

Classicalite

Opera Theatre of St. Louis Receives $40,000 Grant from Opera America

The Opera Theatre of St. Louis has received a major grant from the Opera America organization to continue its mission of involving the local community in the arts.

Washington Post

Want to see ‘The Ring’ in D.C.’s first-ever full cycle? Expect to pony up.

Maybe attending 17 hours of opera about the adventures of a phalanx of German gods and goddesses — featuring a cast of hundreds, not to mention splashy pyrotechnics — should cost a fortune

Der Tagesspiegel

Berliner Mischung

Seine fünfte Saison soll die beste werden: Intendant Barrie Kosky stellt die Spielzeit 2016/17 an der Komischen Oper vor

Pizzicato

Barenboim-Said Akademie perfekt im Zeitplan

Im ehemaligen Magazin der Staatsoper Berlin entsteht die Barenboim-Said Akademie. Die Bauarbeiten haben im Mai 2014 begonnen und werden im Laufe dieses Jahres abgeschlossen

Musik-heute

Zeitung: Schärferes Sicherheitskonzept für Bayreuther Festspiele

Wegen einer vermeintlich islamkritischen Inszenierung wird nach Informationen des “Nordbayerischen Kuriers” in Bayreuth an schärferen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen für die Wagner-Festspiele gefeilt

Le Parisien

Leonard Slatkin va quitter en douceur ses fonctions à la tête de l’ONL

Le chef d’orchestre américain Leonard Slatkin va quitter progressivement ses fonctions à la tête de l’Orchestre national de Lyon

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neue musikzeitung Pina-Bausch-Zentrum soll 2022 fertig sein: – Das Pina-Bausch-Zentrum im einstigen…

BR KLASSIK Entscheiden nun die Bürger über die des ?

klassik.com Karriere-News: Sylvain Cambreling (Staatsoper Stuttgart)

Cory Weaver /for the San Francisco Opera/ Washington Post

Cory Weaver /for the San Francisco Opera/ Washington Post

(Written on April 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Shostakovich Festival in June focuses on GDR composer Hanns Eisler & Salzburg Easter Festival 2017 presents “Valkyrie” in the stage design of 1967. Also, from today on supermarket chain Sainsbury will sell LPs  for the first time since the 1980s & Outhere music group’s new application “Alpha Play” is playful dealing with classical music

Music Week

Sony deal means SoundCloud subscription service is on its way

One of the last major obstacles to SoundCloud’s much-touted subscription service has been removed, after the streaming platform finally signed a licensing deal with Sony Music.

The Strad

Clio Gould steps down as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster

The violinist was London’s first female symphony orchestra leader when appointed to the role 14 years ago

BBC News

Paul McCartney launches bid to Get Back his Beatles songs

Sir Paul McCartney has filed legal papers in the US, as part of an attempt to reclaim the publishing rights to The Beatles’ back catalogue.

The Independent

Sainsbury’s to sell vinyl records in 171 UK stores

Sainsbury’s has announced it’s going to be selling vinyl albums from Monday March 21.

New York Times

Boulez and Harnoncourt, So Different, Yet More Alike Than They Realized

It’s as if the postwar period itself had died. Within two months, Pierre Boulez and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the two avant-gardists who more than anyone in the last half-century redefined classical music, were gone.

NMZ

Schostakowitsch-Festival mit Eisler und Beethoven

Die Internationalen Schostakowitsch-Tage in Gohrisch (Sächsische Schweiz) weiten ihren Blick auf Zeitgenossen des russisch-sowjetischen Komponisten

Kleine Zeitung

Osterfestspiele Salzburg 2017: “Walküre” zum Jubiläum

Zu den Jubiläums-Osterfestspielen 2017 knüpfen Chefdirigent Christian Thielemann und Intendant Peter Ruzicka an die Tradition Karajans an und rekreieren Wagners “Walküre” in den Bühnenbildern von 1967

Pizzicato

Barenboims “Ring” erst zu seinem 80. Geburtstag?

Im Opernstreit um die zwei zeitgleich geplanten Neuproduktionen von Richard Wagners ‘Ring des Nibelungen’ an der ‘Deutschen Oper’ und der Staatsoper in Berlin bezieht die Leitung der für beide Häuser zuständigen Opernstiftung Position für die Deutsche Oper

Le Figaro

Le classique se fait mousser sur mobile

Le groupe discographique Outhere vient de lancer «Alpha Play», une application pour s’initier au classique de façon ludique

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Gerald MertensFired for incompetence: manager of Belgium Nat. .

VAN Magazin Nicht verpassen: »Kundenzeitungen« von Opernhäusern in der leidenschaftlichen Stilkritik von Mike Meiré.

klassik.com Karriere-News: Christian Höppner (Deutscher Kulturrat)

Photograph: APA/ Kleine Zeitung

Photograph: APA/ Kleine Zeitung

(Written on March 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy, Martha Argerich becomes the 101st recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, and BBC Proms Australia 2016 is announced. Also, Wigglesworth declares that the ‘ENO must stay at the Coliseum’

Classical Music Magazine

Inaugural BBC Proms Australia announced

The BBC Proms will be exported outside the UK for the first time in 2016

The Telegraph

Mark Wigglesworth: ‘ENO must stay at the Coliseum’

Mark Wigglesworth’s five-year term as Music Director of English National Opera got off to a splendid start in September with a new production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

The Guardian

Wynton Marsalis: trumpeting controversial ideas of classicism

The talented jazz trumpeter-composer champions what many see as a regressive kind of conservatism. His new violin concerto is premiered tonight by Nicola Benedetti at the Barbican; are his forays into classical music further betraying the jazz cause?

BBC Music Magazine

Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy

A new report from UK Music reveals the growing strength of the music industry

Gramophone

Martha Argerich awarded Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal

Argerich becomes the 101st recipient of the award

BBC Music Magazine

Barenboim on Beethoven

Daniel Barenboim on his relationship with Beethoven’s music

Die Welt

Soll ein Künstler eine politische Meinung haben?

Gustavo Dudamel möchte sich nicht politisch äußern, dirigiert aber auf staatlichen Veranstaltungen in Venezuela, die ein korruptes Regime stützen. Jetzt dirigiert er Mozarts “Figaro” in Berlin

Pizzicato 

‘Musikzentrum’ in Bochum im Zeitplan

Das ‘Musikzentrum’ am Marienplatz in Bochum ist am Werden. Um die Marienkirche, gebaut Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, entsteht ein Neubau mit kleinem und großem Konzertsaal, die neue Heimat der Bochumer Symphoniker

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BYP

Das Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic (BYP) öffnet seine Pforten für die nächste Generation junger Musikstudenten: Rund 500 junge Musiker aus der gesamten Ostseeregion haben sich für die Ausbildungsprogramme und Touren des multinationalen Orchesters im Jahr 2016 beworben

El Pais

Adolphe Sax, padre del saxofón

Creador y obra protagonizan el último doodle, por el aniversario del nacimiento del creador y inventor, Adolphe Sax

El Mundo

La JORCAM acerca la música a todos los públicos con un ciclo de 29 conciertos

Los Teatro de Canal y la Joven Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid (JORCAM) han presentado la nueva temporada de Ciclo Ibercaja de música

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PRS FoundationOur Director blogs on the & the changing dynamics of the industry

AURORA:I sung Half The World Away for the Xmas ad this year!!! 

BBC Music Magazine : Remember remember the 5th of November. Here are 6 of the best pieces inspired by fire…

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Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy/BBC Music Magazine

(Written on November 6, 2015 )

In today’s news, Peter Gelb facing controversy, Radio 3 is not only a classical music station, young Brit named as conductor of Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León and singing Black Hole discovered.

The Guardian

Not only in New York – how the most powerful man in opera took the Met to the world

Peter Gelb, general manager of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, has faced controversy, even death threats. But he has also turned the Met into the world’s local opera house by bringing its productions to cinemas around the globe

The Telegraph

Radio 3 controller: we’re not a classical music station

Alan Davey says Radio 3 is a cultural channel offering more than just music as he unveils new drama slate and plans for regional accents on air

BBC

Benjamin Britten’s ‘lost’ Malaysian anthem

The great English composer Benjamin Britten once wrote Malaysia a national anthem – only for it to be rejected it in favour of a cabaret tune. Did the government make a horrible mistake, asks Alex Marshall, author of a new book on the history of anthems

BBC Music Magazine

Conductor Andrew Gourlay takes top Spanish post

Young Brit appointed music director at Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León

Scotsman

BBC Music film to introduce pupils to classical music

BBC Music will release a film, called Ten Pieces II, specially made for secondary schools to introduce a new generation to classical music which will feature Scots violinist Nicola Benedetti.

Classicalite

Sounds of Space: Chandra X-Ray Discovers Black Hole Singing in the Key of B-Flat

The principles of music are already applied to more aspects of life than perhaps they have a right to, but certainly none so vast and all-encompassing as the foundations of the universe itself

Die Zeit

So surreal wie das Nordlicht

Mit auratischen Klangwelten hat sich die Isländerin Anna Thorvaldsdottir international einen Namen gemacht. Inspiriert von Grönlands Natur, komponiert sie nun für die Opernbühne – in Trier ist Premiere

Die Welt

Der Deutsche, der einmal Opernkönig der Welt war

Giacomo Meyerbeer war einst der berühmteste Opernkomponist der Welt. Heute werden seine Riesenwerke um Mord, Totschlag und Wahnsinn kaum noch gespielt. Nun plant Berlins Deutsche Oper sein Revival

Berlin.de

Barenboim: Werde solange spielen wie die Zuhörer kommen

Der Dirigent und Pianist Daniel Barenboim (72) will auftreten, solange das Publikum es vom ihm wünscht, bittet aber seine Zuhörer um etwas mehr Geduld bei der modernen Musik

El Mundo

Melodías de integración

El Teatro Real presenta Aula Social, un nuevo proyecto que se desarrolla dentro de su programa dedicado a la infancia. El Teatro Real ha presentado un programa para la integración niños con capacidades diferentes que, gracias a la música, pueden aprender y expresarse a través de instrumentos o participando en un coro

Twitter

Classical: NEXT @ClassicalNEXT Thank you so much for hundreds of proposals! will be a blast looking at all the programme possibilities

Cicero Online @cicero_online Henning Mankell ist im Alter von 67 Jahren gestorben. Ein Interview über Mankells große Leidenschaft

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ . director Kate Anderson offers a look behind the scenes in her blog for CM:

 

Andrew Gourlay

Photo: Andrew Gourlay, Conductor/Classical-music.com

(Written on October 5, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, an extraordinary argument has broken out between the Leipzig String Quartet and London’s Wigmore Hall, violinist Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields will be Classic FM’s first ever Artists in Residence, Jan Latham-Koenig shares the music and musicians that inspire him and the BBC on why lowbrow music hits the right note. Wales Online looks at what’s happened to some of the past winners of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, Süddeutsche Zeitung reports about music in shopping centres, Simone Young is named the new honorary member of the Hamburger Staatsoper, Anna Netrebko takes time off due to an infection and the Barenboim-Said-Academy opens today. McDonald’s Scottish pipes in Beethoven and Bach to quell public unrest and violinist Suyeon Kang has won the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

The Telegraph

The cancelled concert and the violinist accused of attempted murder

An extraordinary argument has broken out between the Leipzig String Quartet and London’s Wigmore Hall over a cancelled concert. At its heart is the violinist accused of attempted murder who maintains his innocence – and that he was the victim of a date-rape drug administered by a transsexual prostitute

Classic FM

Joshua Bell and Academy of St. Martin in the Fields are Classic FM’s Artists in Residence

Violinist Joshua Bell and his orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, will be Classic FM’s first ever Artists in Residence.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Jan Latham-Koenig

From Furtwängler to the Beatles to Milhaud, the conductor shares the music that and musicians that inspire him

BBC

Why does lowbrow music hit the right note?

There’s a famous line in Noel Coward’s play Private Lives. A couple – once lovers – meet by chance on the terrace of a French hotel. Because they’re middle-class English people and this is the 1930s, emotions are repressed. But off-stage a dance band is playing. The couple are moved, despite themselves. “Extraordinary,” one of them says, “how potent cheap music is.”

Wales Online

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World: Where are the former winners?

It’s just 24 hours until the 2015 contest gets underway so we look at what’s happened to some of the past winners of the biennial contest

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Mit Musik gegen Online-Shopping

Die Überlegung hinter Musik im Kaufhaus ist einfach: Je wohler sich der Kunde fühlt, desto länger bleibt er im Laden. Je länger er bleibt, desto wahrscheinlich ist ein Kauf.

Hamburger Abendblatt

Simone Young neues Ehrenmitglied der Staatsoper

Sie verlässt Hamburg nach zehn Jahren. Zum Abschied ehrte Kultursenatorin Kisseler die Intendantin. Ihr Nachfolger wird Kent Nagano.

pizzicato

Anna Netrebko pausiert

Wegen einer hartnäckigen Infektion hat die Sopranistin Anna Netrebko eine Gesangspause eingelegt.

berlin.de

Barenboim-Said-Akademie kommt voran

Die Akademie des Dirigenten Daniel Barenboim für junge Musiker aus dem Nahen Osten lädt heute (15. Juni 2015) zum Richtfest ein.

Classicalite

Fast Food Fight: McDonald’s Scotland Piping in Beethoven, Bach to Quell Public Unrest

If one were to scour the vast libraries of YouTube for fast food restaurant brawls, one might find a buffet of altercations taking place at Wendy’s, IHOP and so on. However, for Scotland’s busiest McDonalds, a new regiment of classical music is being played in order to simmer down the revolting public.

Otago Daily Times

Australian violinist wins Michael Hill Violin Comp

Australian violinist Suyeon Kang has won the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Twitter

Classicalite @Classicalite: Elliot Goldenthal Talks to Classicalite About ‘Othello’ at the American Ballet Theatre + More! –

klassik.com@klassikcom: Technologieunternehmen erhält Innovationspreis für Tinnitus-Software

Classical Today@ClassicalToday: New Paris conductor gets prime TV role

The Leipzig Quartet: Matthias Moosdorf (standing) and Stefan Arzberger, who is accused of attempted murder (second left)

The Leipzig Quartet: Matthias Moosdorf (standing) and Stefan Arzberger, who is accused of attempted murder (second left)

(Written on June 15, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Daniel Harding is named the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris, the Bayreuth Wagner Festival is becoming more of a soap opera than a classical opera and the Spectator states that dressing up for the opera is not elitist. Furthermore, Lisa Milne has announced she will be quitting the main stage and devoting the rest of her career to teaching, Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ is being performed in the Israeli Masada National Park and Thomas Hengelbrock will be Chef associé at the Orchestre de Paris from 2016. Today, the Leipziger Bachfest starts, music streaming services aim at Japan and composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank answers questions on I Care If You Listen.

The Times

Daniel Harding: the British conductor with a new Paris beat

Daniel Harding, 39, is following Barenboim, Solti and Karajan as the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris. Richard Morrison meets him

The Guardian

The Bayreuth Wagner festival: more soap opera than classical opera

Allegations that joint director Eva Wagner-Pasquier is not allowed even near the festival theatre are the latest twists in a long saga of offstage feuds at Bayreuth

Classical Music Magazine

Daniel Harding takes Paris post

Daniel Harding is to be the next music director of the Orchestre de Paris, succeeding Paavo Järvi.

The Spectator

Dressing up for the opera is not elitist

Evening dress is a great social leveller

Herald Scotland

Soprano Lisa Milne on quitting the stage and turning to teaching

Lisa Milne, one of the finest operatic voices Scotland has ever produced, has announced she will be quitting the main stage and devoting the rest of her career to teaching.

pizzicato

Oper in der Wüste

Im israelischen ’Masada National Park’ wird zurzeit Giacomo Puccinis ‘Tosca’ aufgeführt, in der Regie von Nicolas Joël und unter der Leitung von Daniel Oren, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Israelischen Opernchor und dem Israelischen Symphonie Orchester Rischon Letzion.

klassik.com

Thomas Hengelbrock

Thomas Hengelbrock wird mit Beginn der Spielzeit 2016/17 Chef associé beim Orchestre de Paris. Er ist seit 2011 Chefdirigent des NDR Sinfonieorchesters und leitet seit seiner Gründung das Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble.

MUSIK HEUTE

Bachfest Leipzig beginnt – Verbindung mit Stadtjubiläum

Das Leipziger Bachfest beginnt am (heutigen) Freitag mit einer Neuheit: Erstmals spielt das Händelfestspielorchester zur Eröffnung.

The New York Times

Music Streaming Service Aims at Japan, Where CD Is Still King

As listeners around the world turn to streaming music, there has been one important holdout: Japan. More than 80 percent of the sales in the country are still on physical formats like CDs, and the industry in Japan has been resistant to allowing streaming services to take root.

I Care If You Listen

5 Questions to Gabriela Lena Frank (composer)

Composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank is as busy as she can imagine being. She has just completed My angel, his name is Freedom, a commission from the Handel and Haydn Society which they will debut on June 18 at Symphony Hall in Boston as part of their bicentennial celebration.

Twitter

London Bach Society @bachlive: Sending good wishes to our Leipzig friends for a super Bachfest starting today ..Singet dem Herrn eine neues Lied

Telegraph Classical : How to open an opera festival in your back garden

Classical Today : YOUNG ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Veronika Eberle, violinist

Daniel Harding Photo: Julian Hargreaves

Daniel Harding
Photo: Julian Hargreaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on June 12, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Opera, festivals and a legendary pianist: the Southbank Centre announces 2015-16 programme

Next season’s highlights include Opera North’s semi-staged Ring cycle, and anniversary celebrations for Barenboim, Shakespeare and Menuhin

Classic FM

Barenboim to perform with Dudamel to mark 60th anniversary of his Royal Festival Hall debut

Daniel Barenboim performing with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and a performance by Nicola Benedetti are just two of the highlights of Southbank Centre’s 2015/16 season.

Classical Music Magazine

Southbank and resident ensembles announce 2015/16 seasons

The Southbank Centre and its four resident ensembles, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, have announced their 2015/16 seasons.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Proms launches 2015 ‘Inspire’ competition for young composers

Winning works will be performed at the 2015 Proms

Gramophone

Watch: Esa-Pekka Salonen named New York Philharmonic’s Composer-in-Residence

The Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra assumes his first resident composer position, with video interview

Sinfini

Multi-sensory classical music

The Manchester Camerata has announced a new concert programme that will use sensory stimuli – from scent bombs to blindfolds to custom-made cocktails – to encourage their audience to experience music in a new and different way.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

So sieht Europas neues Urheberrecht aus

Das europäische Urheberrecht soll harmonisiert werden. Zwei Deutsche sind federführend: Günther Oettinger für die Kommission, Julia Reda für das Parlament.

pizzicato

Pianistin Elisso Bolkvadze wird ‘UNESCO Artist for Peace’

Die georgische Pianistin Elisso Bolkvadze (*1967) wurde zum ‘UNESCO Artist for Peace’ ernannt.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Kollektive Musik

Ultraschall Berlin 2015 – das Festival für Neue Musik

concerti

„So ernst nimmt man mich zuhause nicht“

Anne-Sophie Mutter über die Abnabelung ihrer Kinder, Fitnesstraining für die Bühne – und die Weisheit im Alter

CLASSICALITE

Hungarian Pianist Gergely Bogányi Creates “Revolutionary” New Piano with Composite Soundboard, Unveils it in Budapest

A new piano has been introduced by Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi that he believes will revolutionize the world of piano playing.

Twitter

The Guardian ‏@guardian: A temporary reprieve for the troubled Ulster Orchestra http://trib.al/BbFeJMJ 

Royal Opera House ‏@RoyalOperaHouse: How do such beautiful performances emerge from such cramped conditions? Orch pit insights: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/going-underground-a-day-in-the-life-of-the-orchestra-pit … ^C

Classic FM @ClassicFM: For the flautists. Sorry, ‘flutists’. Whatever it is. http://classfm.co/i7RoeA 

81d84063-0e28-41e6-a48e-0b741a3c8108-620x372Intelligent and accessible … Opera North’s Ring cycle is part of Southbank Centre’s 2015-16 programme. Photo: Clive Barda/PR

 

(Written on January 23, 2015 )

The Guardian

Spotify to take on iTunes Radio with free tier for its music apps

11 December event expected to expand free mobile access from US, although on-demand streams will be limited

The New York Times

Kennedy Center Names New Chief

Deborah F. Rutter, who as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra helped it navigate the financial shoals that have sunk other orchestras, will become the president of the Kennedy Center next fall, the center announced on Tuesday

Voice of America

San Francisco Musicians Create ‘New’ Classical Music

A group of young artists in San Francisco are continuing that trend, giving new life to an old field: opera and European classical music

Star Tribune

Italian opera house La Scala: Riccardo Chailly to replace Barenboim as musical director

The Milanese opera house La Scala took another step in its artistic and managerial transition on Tuesday by confirming that Riccardo Chailly will be its new musical director, replacing Daniel Barenboim

Minnesota Orchestra: Board reports deficit of $1.1 million for fiscal 2013

Minnesota Orchestral Association reported revenue of roughly $12 million, nearly all through contributions and investment income

New Music Box

FAIR AND BALANCED

“Until we rid ourselves of the notion that the best music of all time was created by a handful of men who lived an ocean away from us and who all died more than a century before any of us were born, we will never have programming that truly reflects the vast array of musical creativity all around us.”

Digital Music News

A Tiny Percentage of Artist Income Comes from Copyright, Study Finds…

According to a study conducted by Peter DiCola of the Northwestern University School of Law, artists are now, on average, deriving a relatively tiny percentage of their income directly from copyrights

FONO FORUM

“Reden – das kann ich einfach so”

Die Pianistin Mitsuko Uchida ist nicht nur eine weltweit gefeierte Mozart-Interpretin, sondern weiß auch sachkundig und unterhaltsam über Musik zu erzählen. Im Januar gibt sie ein Gesprächskonzert zu Beethovens „Diabelli-Variationen“ in der Essener Philharmonie

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(Written on December 12, 2013 )