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In today’s news: a review of the festival summer. A music journalist on the quality of music journalism. A portrait of the Liedkunst Festival, that will be held in Mid-September. A French festival invites well known stars and newcomers on the same stage. Also more on video game music taking over Classic FM and a new festival in Florence.

The Guardian

How video game music waltzed its way on to Classic FM

Once regarded as inferior to film and TV soundtracks, games scores are gaining recognition and awards as a valid form of contemporary classical music

The Telegraph

When opera meets rave: why socialites are flocking to Florence’s New Generation Festival

The dog days of August used to be the deadest time of year, at least for glamorous social gatherings. But thanks to three bright young musicians, that has suddenly all changed.

International Arts Manager

Nancy Zhou wins Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

American violinist Nancy Zhou has won the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC). She collects a cheque for USD100,000 (€86,100).

NY Times

An All-but-Extinct Piano Plays Once More

When a recording of forgotten music on a forgotten instrument appears on the prestigious ECM label, chances are good that something ear-opening has been exhumed from the graveyard of history.

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Blau in Bayreuth

Die Musik hat jetzt wieder ein Dach überm Kopf. Das ist jedes Jahr so, Anfang September: Sommer vorbei, Schluss mit den Open-Air-Konzerten, Picknick mit Debussy, Beethoven in der Scheune, Verdi auf der Burgruine, Carmen am See. Das Wetter ist ab heute egal.

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Make-News

Einer der wenigen Irrtümer des ansonsten so treffsicheren, begnadeten Kabarettisten Georg Kreisler dürfte sich in der Chansonzeile manifestieren: „Heute findet jede Zeitung größere Verbreitung durch Musikkritiker“.

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Musizieren auf kleinstem Raum

Der Internationale Wettbewerb für Liedkunst Stuttgart zählt zu den ältesten und traditionsreichsten Veranstaltungen seiner Art im deutschsprachigen Raum. 

Le Monde

Les jeux de rôle de la pianiste Lise de la Salle

Chaque samedi et chaque dimanche, à raison de deux concerts par jour, le festival Les Solistes à Bagatelle invite, jusqu’au 16 septembre, des pianistes à se produire dans des programmes panoramiques d’environ une heure.

 

(Written on September 3, 2018 )

In today’s news:  EU vote a “sad day” for music. Honorary scholarships awarded at Royal Academy of Music. Sheku Kanneh-Mason holds Classic FM no. 1 for seventh week in a row. Free version of Sibelius now available.  10-Year-Old Natsuho Murata Awarded 1st Prize at Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition. Cecilia Bartoli to perform La Cenerentola in Barcelona and Madrid. The Carl-Orff-Festspiele is back with a new name and motto. A portrait of Young Euro Classic. Bayreuth – Joachim Lange in conversation with director Yuval Sharon.

UK Music

UK Music chief: EU vote “a sad day” for music – but fight goes on to ensure fairness for creators

A vote by MEPs to reject the Legal Affairs Committee’s proposals on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was described as a “blow” for the music industry by UK Music.

Rhinegold

Royal Academy of Music awards honorary scholarships

The Royal Academy of Music has awarded honorary memberships to Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, and Paul Lewis among others.

Classic FM

Classic FM Chart: Sheku Kanneh-Mason holds No. 1 for seventh consecutive week

The Royal wedding cellist once again remains unbeatable in the Classic FM Chart, as his debut album ‘Inspiration’ takes the No. 1 spot for the seventh week in a row.

Rhinegold

Free version of Sibelius software now available

Technology provider Avid has announced the availability of Sibelius|First, a free version of the composition and notation software Sibelius. The free software includes many of the features of the original, including composition, transcription and editing tools.

The Telegraph

For six months in 1937, Graham Greene ran a weekly magazine called Night and Day, a sort of London New Yorker.

10-Year-Old Natsuho Murata Awarded 1st Prize at Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition

10-year-old Natsuho Murata has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition – in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy

Concerti

Ausdrucksenergien, die zu Explosionen führen

Bei Young Euro Classic wird die Begeisterung junger Musiker zum Konzertereignis

Neue Musik Zeitung

Ein Amerikaner in Bayreuth – Joachim Lange im Gespräch mit „Lohengrin“-Regisseur Yuval Sharon

Amerikaner trifft auf Malerpaar, einen Wagnerspezialisten und auf den Schwanenritter – Yuval Sharon (39) inszeniert den neuen „Lohengrin“ in Bayreuth.

Bayerische Rundfunk

Das Weltenrad dreht sich wieder

Die Carl-Orff-Festspiele sind zurück – mit neuem Namen und einem neuen Konzept: “O Fortuna… Das Weltenrad dreht sich wieder!”, so das Motto 2018.

Platea Magazine

Cecilia Bartoli cantará “La Cenerentola” de Rossini en Barcelona… y también en Madrid

La mezzosoprano romana Cecilia Bartoli llevará La Cenerentola, ópera de Rossini, hasta el Palau de la Música de Barcelona para conmemorar el 150 aniversario del fallecimiento del compositor.

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(Written on July 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: First premiere at Bayreuth Festival since 1882. Herbert von Karajan wax figure to be revealed at Madame Taussauds at Vienna Prater. RNCM awarded Erasmus+ grant for new conducting project. Wigmore Hall to host live-streamed concert with Holocaust survivor. Opera Rara strikes distribution deal with Warners. Hamburg Opera sees audience numbers rise. Berlin State Opera on tour in Argentina with Daniel Barenboim. Pierre Fournier Award 2018 won by young American cellist.

Rhinegold

RNCM awarded Erasmus+ grant for new conducting project

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has been awarded a 436,000 euro grant to fund an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership which will help develop digital learning resources and online conducting studies.

Rhinegold

Holocaust survivor to speak in live-streamed Wigmore Hall concert

Cellist and Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch is to speak at a specially-programmed concert at Wigmore Hall on Sunday.

Gramophone

Opera Rara strikes distribution deal with Warners

Major label hopes to help operatic discoveries reach even wider audiences. The deal will see the major label take on the worldwide distribution for all future Opera Rara recordings.

Classic FM

The Star Wars Imperial March in the style of Beethoven sounds momentous and sad

Richard Grayson was a great American composer and pianist, who was a bit of a whizz at improvising.

The Violin Channel

American Cellist Rainer Crosett Awarded Coveted 2018 Pierre Fournier Award

26-year-old American cellist Rainer Crosett has been awarded the 2018 Pierre Fournier Award – at Wigmore Hall, in London

Concerti

Erste Uraufführung in Bayreuth seit 1882

Die Oper „der verschwundene hochzeiter“ entstand in Zusammenarbeit des Komponisten Klaus Lang mit dem Regisseur Paul Esterházy. Damit präsentieren die beiden das erste Auftragswerk bei den Bayreuther Festspielen seit deren Bestehen

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Herbert von Karajan als Wachsfigur

Der 1989 verstorbene Dirigent Herbert von Karajan zieht in der kommenden Woche in das Wachsfigurenkabinett Madame Tussauds im Wiener Prater ein.

Musik Heute

Hamburgische Staatsoper steigert Auslastung

Die Hamburgische Staatsoper hat in dieser Spielzeit mit 345.000 Zuschauern rund 25.000 Besucher mehr als in der vorherigen Saison angezogen.

Platea Magazine

La Staatsoper de Berlín visita el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires con Tristán e Isolda, con Daniel Barenboim

Los días 11, 14, 18 y 22 de julio, el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires acoge la visita de los cuerpos estables de la Staatsoper de Berlín, a las órdenes de Daniel Barenboim, para representar Tristan und Isolde de Richard Wagner.

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Festspielhaus Bayreuth © Rico Neitze/Wikimedia Commons

(Written on July 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: Tibor Varga International Violin Competition’s finalists announced, Canadian orchestra shuts after ‘fat-shaming’ singers, and Enzo Dara has died. Bayreuth festival ends today, Alexander Roslavets wins 3rd prize at Queen Sonja Competition, and Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti competition.

The Times

Turning masterpiece Edinburgh school into a hotel is pointless, says Alexander Armstrong

A plan to convert a masterpiece of Enlightenment architecture in Edinburgh into the new home of St Mary’s Music School has been warmly endorsed by one of Britain’s best-known broadcasters and singers.

The Telegraph

Is Classic FM really a cause for celebration?

As the radio station turns 25, Ivan Hewett asks if what they play is actually ‘classical’ or can we find better elsewhere?

The Violin Channel

Finalists Announced at Switzerland’s Tibor Varga International Violin Competition

The 3 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2017 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion Valais – in Sion, Valais, Switzerland.

Classic FM

Canadian orchestra shuts after ‘fat-shaming’ singers

The Sheraton Cadwell Orchestras in Toronto came under fire after an email came to light in which they asked singers who weren’t ‘fit and slim’ to wear loose clothing.

Pizzicato

First Edition of Opera Conductors Competition without First Prize

The very first edition of Concours Fondation Polycarpe, a competition for opera conductors organized by the Royal Opera of Liège, Belgium, ended last weekend with no First Prize.

Limelight

Enzo Dara has died

The Italian basso buffo who kept audiences laughing for more than 30 years has died at 79.

NMZ

In Bayreuth endet eine ruhige Festspielzeit

Finale in Bayreuth: An diesem Montag (28. August) enden die diesjährigen Richard-Wagner-Festspiele und damit eine ruhige Saison.

Klassik.com

Bass Alexander Roslavets erfolgreich bei der Queen Sonja Competition

Der Bass Alexander Roslavets, seit 2016 Mitglied im Opernensemble der Staatsoper Hamburg, hat beim Gesangswettbewerb “Queen Sonja Music Competition” 2017 den dritten Preis gewonnen.

KlassikInfo.de

Emily D’Angelo gewinnt Cesti-Wettbewerb bei den Innsbrucker Festwochen

In einem hochkarätigen Finalkonzert konnte sich die erst 22-jährige kanadische Mezzosopranistin Emily D’Angelo beim Cesti-Gesangswettbewerb im Rahmen der Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik gegen starke Konkurrenz durchsetzen: Sie holte den 1. Platz und den Publikumspreis.

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Heute vor 54 Jahren hatte auf der Ifa Berlin übrigens die erste Compact Cassette samt Kassettenrekorder Premiere.

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(Written on August 28, 2017 )

In today’s news, Cadogan Hall will host a benefit concert for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the NYOS prepare for top collaborations on summer tour, and is sight reading damaging the UK classical music scene? Prison outreach opera and Chancellor Merkel learns a lesson in high fashion at Bayreuth.

The Scotsman

The Scottish National Youth Orchestra’s growing ambition

Youth orchestra broadens its horizons with a dynamic list of soloists for summer tour

Rhinegold.co.uk

Cadogan Hall to host Grenfell Tower benefit concert

Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny will present the event, which will take place at 6pm on 17 September

Classical-Music.com 

Is sight reading damaging our music scene?

British talent for sight-reading doing our music scene more harm than good, argues Benjamin Goodson

Die Welt

So treibt Bayreuth sich die Gespenster aus

Die „Meistersinger“ gelingen, Horst Seehofer sonnt sich im Premierenglanz, und sogar die Haussanierung liegt im Plan. So gut wie heute ging es dem Familienunternehmen Wagner lange nicht

Die Zeit

Trommelfell lässt Filterblase platzen

Wer meint, das Digitale führe zur Vereinheitlichung aller Vorlieben, benutzt das Internet falsch. Auf Spotify erforscht unser Autor unendliche Weiten und Wege der Musik

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Kosten für die Sanierung der Oper Köln mittlerweile mehr als verdoppelt

Kölner SPD will Neubau eines Opernhauses nicht ausschließen

The New York Times

Opera in Attica: Arias at a Maximum-Security Prison

For the third summer in a row, artists from the Glimmerglass Festivalhad left their bucolic home in Cooperstown, N.Y., to perform for inmates and guards in an auditorium that doubles as a chapel and a steel-tabled mess hall

El Mundo

Merkel, Valentino y Boris Becker: cómo cumplir con la etiqueta en los festivales pese al calor

Los grandes templos de la música clásica deben recordar a los asistentes que no pueden ir de cualquier manera. El placer tiene precio

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@M_magazine ‘Half of nominees for @MercuryPrize supported by @PRSFoundation

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(Written on July 31, 2017 )

In today’s news: Eurovision Choir of the Year to be streamed online, Common and Kind announces collaborative fundraiser, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard signs with Pentatone. Damián Gorandi new Franz-Liszt-scholar, Kian Soltani receives Leonard Bernstein Award, and all places for Carl Bechstein Competition filled.

Music Teacher

RWCMD appoints interim principal

Former Birmingham Conservatoire principal Professor George Caird has been appointed as interim principal of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD).

Classical Music Magazine

Common and Kind announces collaborative fundraiser

Common and Kind, a collective which aims to demonstrate the power of music to bring people together, has announced a fundraising concert at the Union Chapel.

International Piano

Pierre-Laurent Aimard signs with Pentatone

Pierre-Laurent Aimard has signed with Pentatone, ending an exclusive relationship with Deutsche Grammophon that began nearly a decade ago.

Choir and Organ

Eurovision Choir of the Year to be streamed online

The inaugural Eurovision Choir of the Year competition will take place in Arena Riga on 22 July. Nine choirs from nine European countries will compete for the title, each performing a six-minute unaccompanied set.

The Strad

Cooper International Violin Competition down to final three

The violinists are: Christina Jihee Nam, 14 (US), who will play the Tchaikovsky concerto; Qing Yu Chen, 17 (US), who will play Prokofiev’s Concerto no.2, and Johan Dalene, 16 (Sweden), also performing the Tchaikovsky concerto.

Limelight

Lisa Cheney’s new concerto: a first for flautist and composer

Jonathan Henderson will premiere the Australian composer’s new work with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra.

The New York Times

Opera’s Disrupter in Residence, Heading to Bayreuth

Yuval Sharon has instigated a mobile opera involving 126 performers, 24 limousines and six composers.

NMZ

Künstlerische Sensibilität: Der argentinische Komponist Damián Gorandi ist der neue Franz-Liszt-Stipendiat 2017

Damián Gorandi heißt der neue Franz-Liszt-Stipendiat 2017 der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar.

Pizzicato

Vierter Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb für Kinder und Jugendliche ausgebucht

Die Carl Bechstein Stiftung veranstaltet gemeinsam mit der Kulturstiftung Schloss Britz vom 17. bis 19. November 2017 den vierten Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb für Kinder und Jugendliche.

Kulturradio RBB

Kian Soltani erhält Leonard Bernstein Award

Der 24-jährige Cellist gehört laut Intendant des Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestivals, Christian Kuhnt, “zu den großen Hoffnungsträgern unter den jungen Instrumentalisten unserer Zeit”.

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(Written on July 21, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, read about musicians Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota making classical cool, a festival featuring a whole weekend of music written by composers aged under 18, and the appalling salaries and internships that are killing diversity in the classical music industry. Also, Wiener Musikverein announces death of French maestro conductor, Georges Prêtre.

VICE News

Making classical cool

Read about musicians that are reinventing classical music for a new generation.

The Irish Times

‘Piano and violin lend themselves to youth and precocity’

From Schubert and Mendelssohn to 11-year-old Alma Deutscher, Finghin Collins is about to present a whole weekend of music written by composers aged under 18.

The Violin Channel

Czech Phil Extends Music Director Jiri Belohlavek for 6 More Years

The Czech Philharmonic has announced the contract extension of Music Director Jirí Belohlavek for an additional 6 seasons.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical Opera announces The Mozartists

Classical Opera has announced plans to extend its concert work under a new name.

Appalling salaries and internships are killing diversity in our industry

If you work in the arts, the chances are you have shared a horror story about your first salary, probably post-scripted with a chuckling ‘good job we’re not in this industry for the money’ disclaimer.

Le Monde

Georges Prêtre, une passion viennoise

Le chef d’orchestre français, ami de Maria Callas et de Francis Poulenc, est mort le 4 janvier à l’âge de 92 ans.

The New York Times

Karel Husa, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 95

Karel Husa, a Czech-born American composer who won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1969 and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1993, died on Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, N.C.

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Eine Extra-Genehmigung zum Fest – Wieland Wagners 100. Geburtstag

Für Wieland Wagner macht Bayreuth eine Ausnahme. Eigentlich darf im berühmten Opernhaus auf dem Grünen Hügel ausnahmslos das Werk von Richard Wagner aufgeführt werden. Doch für den Enkel des berühmten Komponisten drückt die Richard-Wagner-Stiftung ein Auge zu.

Der Tagesspiegel

Georges Prêtre mit 92 Jahren gestorben

Er gehörte zu den Größten seiner Zunft, leitete die Wiener Philharmoniker und war Generaldirektor der Pariser Oper. Der französische Dirigent Georges Prêtre ist mit 92 Jahren gestorben.

Musik Heute

Semperoper plant zwei “Ring”-Serien mit Thielemann

Die Sächsische Staatsoper führt im kommenden Jahr Richard Wagners Zyklus “Der Ring des Nibelungen” in zwei Serien auf. Die musikalische Leitung übernehme erstmals Christian Thielemann.

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The Violin Channel @violinchannel WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Shostakovich’s Gigantic Tap-Dancing Noses [WTF]

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(Written on January 5, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, schools are pushing classical music to the margins, Gramophone reports, Sir Nicholas Serota has been offered a role as Chairman of the Arts Council, and a rotating group of musicians bring classical music to the club scene. Also, dutch violinists Martin Norgaard and Tim Kliphuis believe that all string players should learn how to improvise.

Gramophone

Why are our schools pushing classical music to the margins?

Growing within our schools today is a disturbing trend; increasingly, music is viewed as an optional subject – something equivalent to a passion that merely runs parallel to ‘academic’ subjects – that leads to contempt for classical music borne out of an ignorance of all it contains.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir Nicholas Serota tipped as next Arts Council chairman

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate Galleries, has been offered a role as Chairman of the Arts Council, the Times has reported. After 28 years running the Tate, Serota is reportedly considering whether to accept the new job, offered by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

New York Times

Bringing Classical Music to the Club Scene

Welcome to The Night Shift, a regular feature of London’s music scene. A rotating group of musicians from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the resident orchestra at the Southbank Center in London, stages these events on the last Tuesday of each month in a different pub.

The Telegraph

Bobby Hutcherson, jazz vibraphonist – obituary

Bobby Hutcherson, who has died aged 75, was one of the finest players of the vibraphone in jazz; his distinctive style combined brilliant technique with a bold imagination and great delicacy of expression.

The Strad

Should all string players learn how to improvise?

Dutch violinists Martin Norgaard and Tim Kliphuis believe teaching children improvisation and alternative styles of music should be a requirement of string lessons in the 21st century.

WQXR

ICE Members Compete in ‘Stupid Musician Tricks’

Musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble strove to find out who among them possessed superlative skills. Called “Stupid Musician Tricks,” or “the biggest dork fest imaginable” according to some of ICE’s members,  the competition featured three categories.

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Musikfest Berlin: Hollywood-Klänge und neuer Philharmoniker-Chef

Filmmusik aus Hollywood, ein Riesenwerk des Komponisten Wolfgang Rihm und der Auftritt des künftigen Chefs der Berliner Philharmoniker: Zum Musikfest Berlin treten vom 2. bis 20. September rund 20 Orchester zu fast 30 Konzerten auf.

Musik heute

Geiger Arzberger ab Ende August in München

Der Leipziger Geiger Stefan Arzberger wird ab Ende August ein Engagement in München antreten. Näheres wolle er dazu noch nicht mitteilen. Zunächst wolle er sich jedoch bei der amerikanischen Botschaft in Berlin darum bemühen, wieder ein Visum für die USA zu bekommen. Er ist dort mit einer zehnjährigen Einreisesperre belegt.

klassik.com

Tickets für Bayreuth? Kein Problem (mehr)!

Die diesjährigen Bayreuther Richard-Wagner-Festspiele konnten nicht alle Veranstaltungskarten verkaufen. Laut Aussage des Geschäftsführers Holger von Berg belaufe sich die Zahl der nicht veräußerten Karten allerdings auf unter 40.

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nmz @musikzeitung Till Brönner: „Trump hätte wohl kein -Ständchen verdient“: Jazz ist Nischen- und…

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Welcome to The Night Shift, a regular feature of London’s music scene. Credit: Joe Plommer

(Written on August 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical music news, BBC announces presenters for The Great Orchestra Challenge, David Bowie musical to open in London this autumn & teenage tenor saves the day at Three Choirs Festival opening night. Also, musicians create art in aid of Youth Music.

Classical Music Magazine

Teenage tenor saves the day at Three Choirs Festival opening night

18-year-old tenor Magnus Walker made his debut as a Three Choirs soloist in a performance of Elgar’s The Kingdom on the festival’s opening night. Currently a tenor choral scholar at Gloucester Cathedral, Walker stepped in at just a few hours’ notice when James Oxley lost his voice on the morning of the concert.

Musicians create art in aid of Youth Music

Paintings by leading musicians and bands are to be sold in aid of Youth Music and Children & the Arts. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Images of a Woman (1966), Eazl has invited musicians to create their own Images of… paintings.

BBC Music Magazine

Presenters for The Great Orchestra Challenge announced

The BBC has announced more details about its new series All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge, in which five amateur orchestras compete to be crowned Britain’s most inspirational amateur orchestra.

BBC News

David Bowie musical Lazarus to open in London

Lazarus, a new stage musical featuring the songs of David Bowie, is to open in London this autumn.
Inspired by the book, The Man Who Fell To Earth, the show premiered last November in New York Theatre Workshop – just a few weeks before Bowie’s death in January.

New Statesman

A renaissance of conductorless orchestras reveals the limits of traditional leadership

Moskow, 1922. In the bitterly cold first months of the year, word spreads among concert-goers of an innovative concert soon to be held in the Hall of Columns in the House of Trade Unions, in the Kremlin. The concept? A conductorless orchestra.

The Times Of India

Classical music contest encourages young talent

Nagpur: To discover new talent in classical vocal and instrumental music, South Central Cultural Zone has organized a competition for young musicians in age group of 18 to 35 years. The contest was started last year to coincide with Dr Vasantrao Deshpande Smriti Sangeet Samaroh and was limited to five states that the centre represents.

The Arts Desk

Prom 13: London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Jurowski

The last time I heard Beethoven’s setting of Schiller’s Ode to Joy in the finale of his Ninth Symphony, it was as European anthem at the end of this May’s Europe Day Concert, and everybody gladly stood. That hopeful occasion was distinguished by Andrew Manze’s Rameauisation of the melody, stylishly played by Rachel Podger and the European Union Baroque Orchestra.

Le Figaro

À Verbier, dans la fabrique de virtuoses

Avec ses orchestres de jeunes, le festival valaisien est aussi un centre de formation. Dans son sillage, de plus en plus de manifestations confrontent les instrumentistes en herbe aux défis qui les attendent.

NRK

Nekter å fortelle hva Operaen tjente på rikingbryllup

Kulturdepartementet vil ikke offentliggjøre hvor mye Den Norske Opera & Ballett tok i leie for privat bryllupsfeiring. Opposisjonen reagerer på hemmeligholdet og vil stille statsråden til veggs.

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Dirigent Haenchen: Bayreuther Orchestergraben eine Herausforderung

Nur wenige Tage hatte Dirigent Hartmut Haenchen Zeit, um sich nach dem überraschenden Rücktritt von Andris Nelsons in Bayreuth auf den «Parsifal» dort einzustellen. Dabei sei der Orchestergraben für sein Handwerk eine besondere Herausforderung.

klassik.com

Vergewaltigungs-Anklage gegen Professor der Münchner Musikhochschule

Die Münchner Staatsanwaltschaft hat einen momentan beurlaubten Professor der Münchner Musikhochschule angeklagt. Ihm wird vorgeworfen, eine mittlerweile 32-jährige Frau im Laufe einer mehrmonatigen Beziehung drei Mal vergewaltigt zu haben.

Klassik heute

50-jähriges Bühnenjubiläum von Franz Grundheber

Der Bariton Franz Grundheber feiert in der kommenden Spielzeit 2016/2017 sein 50-jähriges Bühnenjubiläum.

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The Economist @TheEconomist Responding to catastrophe with classical music http://econ.st/29Zv6kI

Classic FM @ClassicFM Classical music’s biggest stars in the , including Maxim Vengerov with the !

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms The exquisitely difficult classical music quiz from the Proms. Strictly no Googling allowed.

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(Written on July 26, 2016 )

Classical Music

In our news today, Steve Reich approved the creation of a film accompaniment for Different Trains, the New York Times gives an insight into the couture at Paris Opera Ballet and across Britain girls take over the male-dominated choir scene. Also, Londoners will have more access to classical music and Mumford and Sons boycott Swedish music festivals following sexual assaults.

Classical Music Magazine

Reich approves film accompaniment for Different Trains

Steve Reich has permitted the creation of a film accompaniment for Different Trains for the first time. Artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison collaborated with the composer, using archive footage of train travel during WWII to create a new film.

New York Times

At the Paris Opera Ballet, changing the shape of couture

Couture, the handcrafted, made-to-measure clothing that regularly sells in the six figures, is fashion’s top stratum for the uber rich. Aside from brief glimpses on the runways, to most of us it is a hidden world.

The Guardian

Girls on top: how the male-dominated English church choir is changing

For centuries, cathedral and college choir across Britain have been exclusively populated by school-age boys – but with the admission of girls, an outdated practice is finally breaking down.

CTV London

Plan to make classical music more accessible locally

Londoners will have more access to classical music following the introduction Monday of Rebel Heart Collective. The collective’s mission, announced at the Aeolian Hall, is to provide concerts and in some cases, free admission, to promote classical music.

BBC News

Mumford and Sons to boycott Swedish music festival after sexual assaults

Mumford and Sons say they will boycott a Swedish music festival after reports emerged that 17 women were sexually assaulted at the event last weekend.

The Dallas Music News 

Classical music: Miracles again at Mimir Festival

Miracles happen each summer at Texas Christian University’s PepsiCo Recital Hall. That’s when the week-and-a-half-long Mimir Chamber Music Festival assembles musicians from far and wide into ensembles that sound as if they’ve been playing together for years.

nmz

Hartmut Haenchen dirigiert «Parsifal» in Bayreuth

Nach dem überraschenden Rückzug des lettischen Dirigenten Andris Nelsons (37) haben die Bayreuther Festspiele einen Nachfolger gefunden. Hartmut Haenchen (73) wird nun die diesjährigen Festspiele am 25. Juli mit dem «Parsifal» eröffnen.

Musik heute

Sebastian Ritschel wird neuer Operndirektor der Landesbühnen Sachsen

Der Regisseur und Dramaturg Sebastian Ritschel wird ab der Spielzeit 2017/18 neuer Operndirektor der Landesbühnen Sachsen. Der gebürtige Düsseldorfer löst Jan Michael Horstmann ab, der das Theater auf eigenen Wunsch verlasse, teilten die Landesbühnen am Dienstag mit.

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Eindrücke vom Südtirol-Jazzfestival 2016

Konzerte an außergewöhnlichen Orten – von der Berghütte bis zum avantgardistischen Museumsbau: Das ist der eine Teil des Erfolgsrezeptes beim Südtirol-Jazzfestival, das sich in den letzten gut zehn Jahren immer mehr profiliert hat. Der andere: Musik am Puls der Zeit – Töne, die Horizonte eröffnen.

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Straßenmusiker in Rom: “Man muss die Leute überraschen”

Das Leben als Straßenmusiker in Rom kann ziemlich hart sein: Wer Geld verdienen will, muss sich dem hohen Konkurrenzdruck stellen. Die Musiker von SteadyRockerz lieben trotzdem ihren Job.

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Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic  Happy news: Heartbroken star gets his Stradivarius back

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet Taking ballet to children in earthquake zones in Japan ^M

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(Written on July 6, 2016 )