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In today’s news: Baroque manuscripts found in South American village, mystery of composer Robert Ramsey portrayed in 17th century painting, Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director, 70th anniversary of RIAS Chamber Choir, Staatskapelle Weimar wants to premiere Liszt Opera, and Wiener Philharmoniker releases professor from duty after abuse allegation.

Classical Music

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announces 2018-19 season

As part of nationwide events marking the centenary of the end of World War One, the orchestra will perform the first complete performance of Stanford’s little-known Mass Via Victrix 1914-1818

The New York Times

Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music

Original Baroque manuscripts left by Jesuits are found in South America, of which 500 students in a rural village are taught to play.

An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at Time

OrchKids is a free after-school program that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Marin Alsop, started a decade ago that reaches 1, 300 children in 6 schools.

Gramophone

17th-century painting reveals piece of music in great detail

The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World is a second source of a 17th-century musical work by the little-known composer Robert Ramsey.

The Guardian 

Opera’s roads not taken: two rarities in Italy

Opera houses must produce plenty of Carmens and Toscas to stay afloat, but bold progamming in northern Italy this season means you can catch an early Verdi and electrifying Zandonai.

The Mirror 

‘Dancing’ robots create cars in amazing video set to classical music

Thousands of high-speed robots are seen harmoniously assembling entire car bodies in just 68 seconds with amazing precision as part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Limelight

Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director

Iain Grandage has been named as the new Artistic Director of Perth Festival. The acclaimed composer, musician, collaborative artist and programmer will succeed Wendy Martin, taking up the position for festivals between 2020 and 2023.

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70. Gründungsjubiläum Was der RIAS Kammerchor 2018/19 plant

Von Barock über zeitgenössische Musik zurück zum Ende des ersten Weltkriegs: Der RIAS Kammerchor zeigt mit dem Programm 2018/19 alle seine Facetten.

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Schweizer Musikpreisträger 2018 Grand Prix für Jazzmusikerin

Für die Vergabe der Schweizer Musikpreise ist ein Expertengremium und eine Jury zuständig. Diese bestimmte in diesem Jahr die Musikerin Irène Schweizer für den Hauptpreis.

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Staatskapelle Weimar will nahezu vergessene Liszt-Oper uraufführen

Eine nahezu in Vergessenheit geratene, unvollendete Oper von Franz Liszt (1811-1886) will die Staatskapelle Weimar am 19. August konzertant uraufführen.

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Missbrauchs-Vorwurf: Wiener Philharmoniker vom Dienst freigestellt

Nachdem sich mehrere Personen an das Rektorat der Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien gewandt hatten, hat dieses einen Professor fristlos entlassen.

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Disparition de la chanteuse Maurane dont la raison « s’envolait avec Glenn Gould et Bach »

La chanteuse belge Maurane est décédée à l’âge de 57 ans. L’artiste a été retrouvée sans vie à son domicile dans la périphérie de Bruxelles, le lundi 7 mai.

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The town of Urubichá, S. America, has a music school with 500 students © Lena Mucha for The New York Times

(Written on May 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: Orchestral music reaches new audiences through video games, BBC National Orchestra of Wales celebrates 90 years, Washington Performing Arts CEO is Pushing DC’s classical music scene forward, performance of “Edward W. Said Days” took place in Pierre Boulez Hall, and the 10th anniversary of Musikautorinnenpreis ignites criticism towards GEMA.

The Telegraph

Royal Philharmonic to perform for Playstation:“This concert is a signpost for where orchestral music is expanding,”

In front of 5,000 concertgoers at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Philharmonic will be performing the music to the video games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and others. The orchestral music is expected to attract hundreds of people who have never been to a classical concert before.

‘Pitting opera against pop music is unhelpful, unfair and flawed”

Pop critic defends opera and the Arts Council.

The Times

Through Opera, Debussy Reaches a New Audience

The centennial of the composer’s death this year provides an occasion to revisit the less-known corners of his oeuvre.

BBC News

BBC National Orchestra of Wales marks 90th anniversary

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has “evolved” in order to reach its 90th birthday, according to its director.

Isle of Wight County Press

Classical music stars, Blake and Mary-Jess to headline The Wight Proms on Isle of Wight

A classical chart-topping line up has been announced for the final evening of The Wight Proms, Last Wight of the Proms.

Washingtonian

How Washington Performing Arts CEO Jenny Bilfield Is Pushing DC’s Classical-Music Scene Forward

President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts is responsible for shaping Washington’s cultural life by including some of the most prominent shows at Kennedy Centre and Strathmore, as well as bringing lesser-known orchestra to the area for adventurous concerts.

The Oregonian

Imani Winds breaks the mold of the classical music ensemble in multiple ways

Portland’s Chamber Music Northwest replaced its longtime resident ensemble, the Emerson Quartet with Imani Winds, a younger, yet equally as talented ensemble to challenge the diversity problem in classical music.

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„Said Days“ im Boulez Saal – Konflikt und Kontrapunkt

Beethovens Streichquartett op.130, Bachs „Ricercar a 6“ und ein Vortrag von Raja Shehadeh. Die „Edward W. Said Days“ im Pierre Boulez Saal.

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Generalmusikdirektor verlangt Austritt der Intendantin zur Vertragsverlängerung – Oper Köln: Künstlerische Leitung entzweit

Medienberichten zufolge hat Generalmusikdirektor François-Xavier Roth für seine Vertragsverlängerung an der Kölner Oper den Abschied von Opernintendantin Birgit Meyer gefordert. Roth halte Meyer für fachlich nicht kompetent, die Intendantin hingegen fühle sich bevormundet.

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Jubiläum im Shitstorm – 10 Jahre Musikautorinnenpreis der GEMA

Über viele Jahre gehörten die GEMA und die GEZ zu Reizworten in der öffentlichen Diskussion. Immer gab es viele Leute, die etwas gegen die Institutionen hatten. Man war im Dauerfeuer der Kritik. Die GEZ gibt es mittlerweile nicht mehr. Und die GEMA, die gibt es selbstverständlich noch. Aber sie ist längst nicht mehr so stark im Fokus von Angriffen von innen wie außen.

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Lorne Balfe and orchestra perform a the Video Game Awards © Vince Bucci/PictureGroup

(Written on April 12, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news, a 17 year-old female conductor breaks down barriers in Afghanistan, and Harpist Catrin Finch describes how a Welsh settlement in Patagonia survives through music. Also, the UK music sector shows rapid growth, and Shoichi Yabuta has been announced as the winner of the Geneva Competition 2015 composition prize

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UK music sector shows rapid growth

The UK’s music industry is making itself heard, as a new report shows its importance to the country’s economy

BBC Music Magazine

Female conductor breaks down barriers in Afghanistan

A 17 year-old conductor makes history in Kabul

Classical Music Magazine

Shoichi Yabuta wins Geneva composition prize

Shoichi Yabuta (Japan) has been announced as the winner of the Geneva Competition 2015 composition prize

Independent

Georg Friedrich Haas on ‘Morgen und Abend’: ‘I don’t do melodies’

‘Expect soundscapes, not harmonies’, says the composer of his Covent Garden premiere

The Guardian

Catrin Finch’s Patagonia diary: ‘Wales survives here through music’

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales is midway through an ambitious tour of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, including a community residency celebrating the 150th anniversary of Y Wladfa, the Welsh settlement in Patagonia. Harpist Catrin Finch kept a diary of the first week of the residency

Spiegel

Bewunderter Pianist aus New Orleans: Allen Toussaint ist tot

Er fuhr einen goldenen Rolls-Royce, Kennzeichen “Piano”: Als Musiker spielte er mit Paul McCartney, seine Lieder coverten die Rolling Stones, er prägte den New Orleans Soul. Nun ist Allen Toussaint auf Tournee gestorben – er wurde 77 Jahre alt

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Komponist Georg Friedrich Haas: Liebevoller Umgang mit dem Tod

Emotionen wachrütteln, Schmerz hören, das sind die Anliegen von Georg Friedrich Haas. Seine Themen kreisen um Leben und Tod. Haas sprach in einem dpa-Interview über seine Zusammenarbeit mit dem norwegischen Star-Autor Jon Fosse

Klassik.com

John Neumeier mit Kyoto-Preis ausgezeichnet

Der Choreograph und Ballett-Intendant John Neumeier hat den diesjährigen Kyoto-Preis in der Sparte Kunst und Philosophie erhalten

Scherzo 

El Museo Lázaro Galdiano abre su temporada musical

El concierto del 16 de noviembre abre la temporada musical en el Museo Lázaro Galdiano a cargo del pianista Enrique Lapaz

El Mundo 

Streaming: el futuro de la música ya se puede escuchar

Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Deezer, Tidal… ¿Qué ofrece cada plataforma? ¿Por qué gastarse el dinero en una? Una guía para no perderse en la ‘Nube’ sonora

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Breaking CLE News A Jam-Packed Week of Classical Music Events You Shouldn’t Miss: There’s lots to highlight this week, and a number…

Classical 101The Many Moods of Classical Music in Bond Films

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(Written on November 11, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Arts Professional reveals a stark gender pay gap in arts salaries and Classic FM reports that ‘1 in 10 violin prodigies attempt suicide’. Also, First Lady of China visited the Royal College of Music and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales embarks on a tour of South America

Classic FM

Terrifying new study suggests ‘1 in 10 violin prodigies attempt suicide’

The harsh truth of being a virtuoso musician at a young age is spelled out in a new book – and violinists don’t come out of it well

Classical Source

First Lady of China visits the Royal College of Music

Today, the Royal College of Music open its doors to the First Lady of the People’s Republic of China, Madame Peng Liyuan

The Strad

Trio Isimsiz wins Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition 2015

The London-based piano trio receive €15,000 and concert engagements

Arts Professional

Arts salary survey reveals stark gender pay gap

Full-time working women earn less than men doing the same level of work at all stages in their careers, with the gap at senior levels having grown since 2006

BBC

BBC National Orchestra of Wales first for Patagonia

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) is embarking on its first tour of South America

Concerti 

Keine Zeit für Nettigkeiten

Die Cellistin Alisa Weilerstein schätzt das Musizieren mit Familienmitgliedern – und das nicht nur, weil der Vater ihr schon früh eine Begegnung mit Don Giovanni bescherte

Audiophil 

HOUSE OF MARLEY

The House of Marley setzt auf nachhaltige Eleganz mit Premiumklang: „One Love, One World“ – der Speaker-Experte The House of Marley lässt die Botschaft von Musik-Legende Bob Marley weiterleben

Pizzicato 

Salzburger Festspiele verlängern Zusammenarbeit mit Wiener Staatsopernchor

Die Salzburger Festspiele und die Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor haben gestern in Wien einen 5-Jahresvertrag für den Zeitraum 2017 bis 2021 unterzeichnet

El Mundo 

Muere Gloria Van Aerssen, mitad superviviente de Vainica Doble

Ha fallecido a los 83 años, 15 después que Gloria Santonja, con quien formó dúo creando uno de los fenómenos musicales más singulares de la escena española

El Pais 

García Calvo: “La ignorancia y la intuición han guiado mi carrera”

Guillermo García Calvo (Madrid, 1978) no consta en Wikipedia. Y no por falta de méritos. Se deshizo del anonimato y del trabajo gregario cuando una indisposición de Daniele Gatti en la Ópera de Viena precipitó su debut en el teatro más carismático de Europa

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Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic : The truth behind the spirits, sprites and spooks haunting concert halls. @auroraorchestra http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/other-features/scary-creepy-and-ghostly-classical-music-for-halloween-2015 …

Classical Diary ‏@ClassicalDiary : Music is a big family. We fully support @Music_in_Exile and all musicians against those who’d like to silence us > http://www.theywillhavetokillusfirst.com/ 

Gramophone ‏@GramophoneMag : Here is your complete guide to #Beethoven‘s symphonies explored by 9 leading conductors. http://bit.ly/beethovensymphonies …

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First Lady of China visits the Royal College of Music/Classical Source

(Written on October 23, 2015 )

The Telegraph

Opera being ruined by ‘useless quest for novelty’, says former Royal Opera House boss

Sir John Tooley, former general director of the Royal Opera House, says classics are being ruined by directors trying to do “something alternative at any price”

The Denver Post

Colorado Symphony cannabis concerts will go on, by invitation only

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will go on with its “Classically Cannabis” concert series — changing the bring-your-own marijuana events to invitation-only fundraisers so they will not be construed as public events that potentially could break the law.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announces its 2014-15 season

BBC National Orchestra of Wales has announced the details of its 2014-15 season, with Bryn Terfel joining the orchestra for St. David’s Day celebrations in 2015.

Classical Music Magazine

Thomas Hampson opens proceedings at Classical:NEXT

Do not be afraid to admit that classical music is art music and that it is enjoyed by the middle classes, but do fight to keep music in school classrooms ‒ that was the challenge delivered by singer and cultural campaigner Thomas Hampson in his keynote speech at the opening of Classical:NEXT, the 800 delegate classical congress in Vienna.

Classic FM Online

Nicola Benedetti, Murray Perahia and Andrew Lloyd Webber honoured at Royal College of Music

The star violinist spoke out against arts cuts as she received a fellowship from HRH The Prince of Wales at the Royal College of Music this morning, alongside Murray Perahia and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

New York Times

Philharmonic Transformation, From Members to Mission 

New York Philharmonic faces big orchestra hiring decisions

Die Zeit

Dirigent Valery GergievPutins Liebling

2015 soll Valery Gergiev Chefdirigent der Münchner Philharmoniker werden. Doch seine Freundschaft mit dem russischen Präsidenten irritiert. Was treibt ihn künstlerisch an? Eine Spurensuche in London und St. Petersburg.

Klassik Akzente

50 Fakten über Herbert von Karajan: Die Legende lebt, Teil 1/5

Herbert von Karajan und Deutsche Grammophon: 50 Jahre währte ihre Zusammenarbeit (1939-1989). Wir gedenken Karajans mit einer Sammlung von 50 Fakten, die jeder Fan kennen sollte.

Klassik.com

Nordrhein-Westfalen bringt Kulturfördergesetz auf den Weg

In Nordrhein-Westfalen wird die Kulturförderung künftig wohl per Gesetz geregelt. Ein entsprechender Entwurf zu einem “Kulturfördergesetz” wurde am Dienstag vom Kabinett beschlossen, nach den Sommerferien soll dieser in den Landtag eingebracht werden.

Corriere della Sera

Jan Lisiecki, il giovanissimo pianista prodigio che ama Fryderyck Chopin

Lisiecki è in tour in Italia, a Milano alla Società del Quartetto, a Reggio Emilia, a Salerno, il 28 maggio conclude il suo tour a Roma, all’Accademia di Santa Cecilia

Classical Music on Twitter

CBSO Benevolent Fund ‏@CBSOBenevolent It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and @HelpMusiciansUK offers some sound advice – https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/get-advice///mental-health

Faber & Faber ‏@FaberBooks Still time to send @Boosey_London your questions. They are hosting a twitter Q & A with Harrison Birtwistle tomorrow at 1.30 #AskBirtwistle

Classical:NEXT ‏@ClassicalNEXT Conference session 1 “Korean New Waves In Classical Music” currently underway in the MAK Lecture Hall. http://bit.ly/1iOtAyj

LA Opera@LAOpera Maestro @JamesJConlon discusses classical music’s economic realities & what can be done in new @MusicalAmerica post http://bit.ly/1jutg8a

Joanne Lau@joannelaucomedy I don’t care if it’s breakfast. Listening to classical music while cooking makes me feel like Hannibal Lecter.

The Telegraph

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(Written on May 15, 2014 )

Classic FM

Ukraine protesters disrupt London Symphony Orchestra concert

The London Symphony Orchestra’s open air concert in Trafalgar Square last night was interrupted by protesters who were making a stand against conductor Valery Gergiev’s support of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

‘Drunk’ man climbs Sydney Opera House

A man has been rescued from the roof of the iconic Sydney Opera House after walking up and down the ‘sails’ for over an hour. An eyewitness told news.com.au that the man was shouting “Where’s my wallet?” and drinking from a can of beer he produced from his trouser pockets.

The Telegraph

Alison Balsom: Government cutbacks to music lessons make me furious

Alison Balsom, the virtuoso trumpeter and former Young Musician of the Year finalist, attacks Government policy on music lessons in schools, saying she would not have become a professional musician under current levels of funding.

BBC Music Magazine

New electronic musical instrument created from pebbles and sticks

Created by Italian designers Fabrica, the ‘Stone Pad’ makes its debut.

B Tommy Andersson appointed as BBC National Orchestra of Wales Composer-in-Association

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has announced that B Tommy Andersson will be its Composer-in-Association for the 2014-15 season. The Swedish composer will work closely with the orchestra for one year, culminating in a specially commissioned work.

Emmanuel Krivine appointed Principal Guest Conductor of Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has announced that French conductor Emmanuel Krivine will be their new Principal Guest Conductor, starting in September 2015.

The Independent

A comeback for the humble cassette?

Show a child an old cassette and you’ll probably get a snigger or two. But, says Rhodri Marsden, a breakthrough from Sony could make them regard tapes with a certain awe.

The New York Times

I’m a Cellist, Not a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 

David Finckel about travelling as a musician

Met Orchestra Authorizes Strike Vote if Talks Fail

This weekend the musicians in the Metropolitan Opera orchestra wore buttons during performances to call attention to the fact that the opera house is seeking concessions from them in contract talks

Klassik.com

Australian String Quartet erhält Spende von 510.000 Dollar

Geld soll für Kauf eines Guadagnini-Cello genutzt werden

“Goldener Schikaneder” für Edita Gruberova

Die Opernsängerin Edita Gruberova erhält beim diesjährigen Österreichischen Musiktheaterpreis für ihr Lebenswerk den “Goldenen Schikaneder”.

Klassik Heute

Gotthold Schwarz vertritt Thomaskantor beim Bachfest Leipzig

Thomaskantor Georg Christoph Biller wird aus gesundheitlichen Gründen noch bis zum Schuljahresende pausieren. Gotthold Schwarz vertritt den Thomaskantor ab sofort in dessen Amt und zeichnet somit auch für die Konzertaufführungen mit dem Thomanerchor im Bachfest Leipzig verantwortlich.

 

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OperaSpace@OperaSpace Here’s a reminder of the @RoyalPhilSoc #RPSMusicAwards shortlist for this evening: http://rpsmusicawards.com/shortlist

Southbank Centre@southbankcentre 20 composers have been commissioned to write for #NewMusicBiennial. Meet Alistair Anderson in this quick video: http://j.mp/1l7JTcg

The Musical Brain ‏@themusicalbrain We’re crowdfunding to improve access at arts/science events for those with #hearingloss. Can you help?Donate & RT: http://bit.ly/RavCmd

Gdn Culture Pros ‏@GdnCulturePros Arts fundraising tips: setbacks don’t have to be failures http://dlvr.it/5fXbRn #arts #culture
Guardian Classical ‏@GdnClassical ‘Opera can make us see, feel and hear the world differently’: UK’s opera chiefs on why it matters http://gu.com/p/3p3k4/tw #insideopera

Guardian Classical ‏@GdnClassical Inside Opera: did it convince three sceptics? http://gu.com/p/3p662/tf

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(Written on May 13, 2014 )

Gramophone

Jonathan Manners named chief executive of Academy of Ancient Music

Jonathan Manners replaces Michael Garvey, who leaves to become director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in December

Classic FM Online

Runners encouraged to ‘Beat Beethoven’ in charity race

Classical music-loving runners are being encouraged to run 5k or walk 2.75k in the time of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

Ocarina-playing world record attempt under threat

A choir of schoolchildren hoping to break the record for the greatest number of ocarina players gathered together at one time are desperately seeking volunteers to help their attempt take place

The Telegraph

The Battle of Ideas: are we still able to listen to music properly?

The noise all around us is robbing us of our ability to hear, says Ivan Hewett

Let’s be upstanding for our hymns of praise

‘Worship songs’, feebly crooned to the sound of strummed guitars, are no substitute for the inspiring paeans of the past

CRI English

Experts Urge Classic Music Traditions Back in China

Scholars specializing in Chinese music traditions recently gathered in Beijing to discuss how the decline of classical music education, which also emphasizes ethical education, may cause many problems in contemporary Chinese society

The New York Times

As Downloads Dip, Music Executives Cast a Wary Eye on Streaming Services

As sales of CDs have plunged over the last decade, the music industry clings to one comfort: downloads continue to sell briskly as people fill their computers and iPods with songs by the billions

The Washington Post

Valentina Lisitsa: The pianist who won the Internet

Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa, 43, has dared to tamper with traditional formula, using YouTube as her empty stage

Klassik.com

Spannungen zwischen Stadtführung und Festspielleitung?

Diskussion um Einfluss der Stadt Bayreuth auf Richard Wagner-Festspiele

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on October 21, 2013 )

The Guardian

Last Night of the Proms – review

Of all Last Nights in recent memory, this was the most enjoyable, the least hysterical and the most warm-hearted, says Fiona Maddocks.

BBC Music Magazine

Claudio Abbado made Senator for Life

Conductor Claudio Abbado has been made a senator for life in Italy, the country’s president announced last week.

Researchers develop prosthetic musical instruments

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal have designed and produced the first prosthetic digital instruments for music and dance. Made to be worn by performers, the musical instruments contain sensors that respond to touch, movement and orientation to produce sound.

Spiked 

Classical music: where sex sells

Emmet Livingstone argues that classical musicians are growing ever younger and more attractive.

The Telegraph

Classic Brit Awards 2013: Franciscan friar, Prince of Wales’ former harpist and Proms favourites compete

Interesting line up for this years Classical Brit awards, including Friar Alessandro, the first monk to ever sign a record deal.

Admit it, you like same music as your parents, study says

The study published in Psychological Science says songs popular in our early 20s seem to have the greatest lasting impact but music of our parents’ younger days also evokes vivid memories.

The Independent

Funding crisis could close New York City Opera

The New York City Opera says it may have to cancel the rest of its season if it can’t raise $7m (£4.5m) by the end of this month.

Gramophone

Michael Garvey named director of BBC National Orchestra of Wales

The current chief executive of the Academy of Ancient Music takes up the role in December

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Orchester auf Reisen

Tourneen von Orchestern sind für alle Beteiligten eine Herausforderung. Wir sagen Ihnen, was alles funktionieren muss, damit die Musiker auch auf Reisen abends im Saal ihre volle Leistungsfähigkeit abrufen können.

 

The Guardian

The Guardian

 

 

 

(Written on September 10, 2013 )

Ahead of his BBC Proms performance this evening, Violinist Daniel Hope will be BBC Radio 3’s featured Proms artist selecting three music recommendations for the station. The works that he chooses will be played today on various BBC Radio 3 shows including Breakfast, Essential Classics and In Tune.

Visit the BBC Radio 3 website here to see Daniel’s recommendations and to listen online.

Daniel will be performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor this evening with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with conductor Thomas Søndergård making his BBC Proms debut. The evening will also feature the UK Premiere of Colin Matthews’ Turning Point.

To find out more information for Promming or to purchase tickets, visit here.

Daniel Hope (MAIN PHOTO) - photo Harald Hoffmann

(Written on July 29, 2013 )

Violinist Daniel Hope’s performance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea last Friday (3rd May) will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 this upcoming Sunday.

Newly-appointed Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård marked his first performance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Traüme, along with Schumann’s Fourth Symphony. The programme also included Viennese composer Eric Korngold’s Violin Concerto, featuring Daniel Hope as the soloist. Daniel’s ‘dreamily poetic’ performance received highly praised reviews, comparable with Jascha Heifitz, who premiered the concerto in 1947. Rian Evans’ review for The Guardian can be read here. The Violin Concerto has also been selected as BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Week, which can be heard from 6:15pm.

BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the concert at 2pm on Sunday Concert, presented by Nicola Heywood. The programme will be available both on the radio and online.

Keep up to date with news regarding Daniel Hope through his Facebook, Twitter and regular posts on the WildKat PR website.

Daniel Hope (sitting sofa) - photo Harald Hoffmann

Harald Hoffmann

(Written on May 10, 2013 )