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In today’s news: Weapon found inside a flute at Munich airport. The disabled musicians coming to the proms. Watch this awesome 5-year-old play Chopin’s Minute Waltz like it’s nbd. Warner Music Group letter reveals Spotify windfall terms for artists. Richest US Millennials Listen to Classical Music, TD Ameritrade Survey Says. In Berlin, a project tries to drive out homeless people with atonal music. The russian Polina Semionova was voted the ballerina of the year. At Frankfurt Musikmesse there is a new program devised to search for different instruments to be used in music therapy. A forgotten Liszt Opera is staged in Weimar. A portrait of Sofia Coppola Traviata production going to Japan.

Classic FM

Weapon found inside a flute at Munich airport

Customs officials have discovered a sword with a 50cm blade packed inside a flute at Munich airport.

The Guardian

Batons not barriers: The disabled musicians coming to the proms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Resound Ensemble explain why it’s not about the disability, it’s about the quality of music-making

Classic FM

Watch this awesome 5-year-old play Chopin’s Minute Waltz like it’s nbd

Evan Le is an amazing young pianist who’s made a name for himself performing music by some of the greatest composers on YouTube – and millions of people have been wowed by his talent

Music Week

Warner Music Group letter reveals Spotify windfall terms for artists

Music Week has obtained a letter issued by Warner Music Group that reveals a starkly different approach between the majors in how the proceeds from the equity sale in Spotify will be passed on to artists.

The Epoch Times

Richest US Millennials Listen to Classical Music, TD Ameritrade Survey Says

The type of music that Americans listen to may say a lot about their bank account.

Limelight

Germany employs atonal music in fight against crime

Atonal music might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but Germany’s national rail operator is convinced that it is disliked enough to drive away drug users at one of its stations. The unusual initiative will be trialled next month by the Deutsch Bahn at the Hermannstrasse station, a known crime spot.

Berliner Morgenpost

Primaballerina Polina Semionova ist Tänzerin des Jahres

Die russische Primaballerina Polina Semionova (33) ist zur Tänzerin des Jahres gewählt worden. Die am Staatsballett Berlin auftretende Tänzerin wurde in der am Dienstag veröffentlichten Jahresumfrage der Fachzeitschrift „Tanz“ unter internationalen Kritikern zur Favoritin gewählt.

Musik Heute

Musikmesse Frankfurt sucht neue Therapie-Instrumente

Die Musikmesse Frankfurt schreibt einen Wettbewerb für Therapie-Instrumente aus. Gesucht seien sowohl handwerklich erstellte Instrumente als auch neue digitale Anwendungen wie Musik-Apps, teilten die Veranstalter am Dienstag mit. Instrumentenbauer, Künstler und Musiktherapeuten können bis zum 31. Januar 2019 Prototypen inklusive Produktinformation einreichen.

NMZ

Chamäleon Liszt: Uraufführung des Opernfragments „Sardanapalo“ in Weimar

Franz Liszt ist im kollektiven Gedächtnis der Musikwelt abgespeichert als umschwärmter Tasten-Löwe, als Dirigent und Pädagoge, als ingeniöser Komponist von hoch virtuoser und klangschillernder Klaviermusik und als Schöpfer groß angelegter sinfonischer Dichtungen.

Il Messaggero

Sofia Coppola, da Roma a Tokyo: lost in Traviata

«La musica travolgente, i costumi che sono opere d’arte, l’eleganza italiana per raccontare una storia così passionale. Credo che anche il Giappone sarà stordito da Violetta, perso per questa eroina verdiana, così come lo sono stata io».

 

 

‘It’s nice to have people expect more from you’ … conductor James Rose, centre, with members of BSO Resound, an ensemble of disabled musicians. (c) Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

(Written on August 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: Cultural practitioners invited to apply for SEAΔ programme. Estonian Festival Orchestra/Järvi review – Pärt grips but Buniatishvili disappoints. Aled Jones to wing walk for Global’s Make Some Noise. Strings attached: how a refugee’s story became part of mine. Max Richter, the most important German music export to England since Handel. Gábor Káli wins the Young Conductors Award in Salzburg.

Music:Ed

Cultural practitioners invited to apply for SEAΔ programme

Mekong Cultural Hub and the British Council have announced details of SEAΔ (pronounced ‘seed’), a joint programme which creates space for cultural practitioners to reflect on how their work in arts and culture can contribute to sustainable development within South-East Asia through individual and collective leadership.

The Guardian

Estonian Festival Orchestra/Järvi review – Pärt grips but Buniatishvili disappoints

Making their Proms debut, the Estonian Orchestra showed their quality in an all-Nordic programme, marred by Khatia Buniatishvili’s theatrical performance

Rhinegold

Aled Jones to wing walk for Global’s Make Some Noise

Classic FM presenter and singer Aled Jones is set to take on a wing walk challenge to raise money for the national charity, Global’s Make Some Noise.

The Guardian

Strings attached: how a refugee’s story became part of mine

Rudolf Botta was an inspirational and influential violin teacher – and a refugee who found a welcome in the UK sixty years ago.

When Broken Social Scene’s Jason Collett plays the master of ceremonies in an anti-Nazi cabaret production this month, he hopes audiences draw their own conclusions on the timely political subtext.

Die Welt

Der wichtigste deutsche Musikexport nach England seit Händel

Er füllt Hallen, seine Alben stehen an der Spitze der Charts, als Fimmusikkmponist ist er der John Williams seiner Generation: Max Richter ist der Superstar der Neoklassik.

Klassik.com

Festspiele Bayreuth: Ehrung für langjährige Mitwirkende

Die Stadt Bayreuth hat im Rahmen des diesjährigen Festspielsommers 40 Mitwirkende der Richard Wagner-Festspiele für ihr langjähriges Engagement ausgezeichnet.

Pizzicato

Festspiele Erl: Jetzt auch noch Anzeige wegen illegaler Beschäftigung

Die Festspiele Erl kommen nicht zur Ruhe. Nach dem Wirbel um den mittlerweile zurückgetretenen Künstlerischen Leiter Gustav Kuhn wegen sexueller Belästigung, läuft nach einer Anzeige durch die Finanzpolizei ein Verfahren seitens der Bezirkshauptmannschaft Kufstein.

BR Klassik

Gábor Káli gewinnt den Young Conductors Award

2018 war und ist ein ausgesprochen erfolgreiches Jahr für Gábor Káli: Erst im Januar hat der gebürtige Ungar die Hongkong Conducting Competition gewonnen – jetzt kam der “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” hinzu.

Le Monde

José Le Piez et les arbres à sons

Un artiste, une matière. Le sculpteur et musicien façonne des instruments aussi variés que les essences utilisées, du cèdre au wengé.

(c) Music against the noise and the lies of the present: Max Richter was born in Hameln, grew up in England. Picture source: Redferns

 

 

 

 

(Written on August 15, 2018 )

In today’s news: Stolen violin sold to pawn shop in Boston. Grammy Award-winning conductor jailed for abusing choirboy. First virtual reality prom announced. Bringing classical music festival to Barbados. What classical festivals can learn about climate friendliness from the pop world. A charity concert sells bars in donation to cancer research.

Classic FM

Stolen violin worth $250,000 sold to pawn shop for just $50 in Boston

A 1759 violin worth an estimated $250,000 was stolen from a home in Massachusetts, and sold to a local pawnshop for $50.

BBC News

Grammy Award-winning conductor jailed for abusing choirboy

A world-renowned conductor who abused a boy who saw him as a “surrogate father” has been jailed for 10 months.

BBC News

First virtual reality Prom announced

In keeping with the Proms’ “performance-first” ethos, the film will premiere to a live audience at Imperial College, across the road from the Royal Albert Hall, on 21 August.

The Hamilton Spectator

Bringing classical music festival to Barbados

And next week, the island of Barbados, population 293,000, will add yet another reason to visit, the first ever Barbados Classical Music Festival.

Pizzicato

On a European tour, Barenboim gives a musical voice to Palestine

This August, Daniel Barenboim reunites with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for a seven-city tour across Europe.

Van Magazine

Wie Klassikfestivals das Thema Klimafreundlichkeit verschlafen

Sommerzeit ist Festivalzeit: Bayreuth, Wacken, Salzburg, Ferropolis, Luzern, Scheeßel – überall gehen Musikliebhaber*innen steil, auch wenn die Formen des Eskapismus von Ort zu Ort ziemlich unterschiedlich ausfallen. Was außerdem sehr verschieden gehandhabt wird, ist das Nachdenken über Klima- und Umweltschutz bei der Organisation solcher Großveranstaltungen.

nmz

Zukunft von Filmorchester Babelsberg: Intendant schöpft neue Hoffnung

Das drohende Aus für das Filmorchester Babelsberg scheint abgewendet. Bei einem Gespräch mit der brandenburgischen Kulturstaatssekretärin Ulrike Gutheil und dem Potsdamer Baudezernenten Bernd Rubelt habe das Land zugesagt, den Fortbestand des renommierten Orchesters zu sichern.

Klassik.com

Konzert wird nach Takten verkauft

Das Nationale Zentrum für Tumorerkrankungen (NCT) veranstaltet im kommenden November ein Benefizkonzert zur Krebshilfe. Das Besondere dabei: bei “1.220 Takte gegen Krebs” erwerben Zuschauer mit ihren Tickets Takte, je mehr Takte man kauft, desto mehr spendet man für die  Krebsforschung.

 

 

 

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(Written on August 9, 2018 )

In today’s news, OPUS launches composition competition in collaboration with Britten Sinfonia, sports presenter joins Classic FM for the summer. Actor replaces lead in BBC Proms’ West Side Story. German conductor and oboist Hansjörg Schellenberger awarded the Order of Merit. Critic Álvaro Alonso publishes biography about one of the founders of The Byrds and titans of American music.

Rhinegold

Britten Sinfonia’s OPUS competition for unpublished composers is open for submissions

Now in its sixth year, OPUS offers composers the chance to receive a professional commission as part of Britten Sinfonia’s ‘At Lunch’ series.

Classic FM

Kirsty Gallacher to join Classic FM this summer

Known across the country chiefly for presenting some of the most important sporting moments in recent years on Sky Sports, Kirsty also appeared in the 2015 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Guardian

Canadian soprano Mikaela Bennett replaces Sierra Boggess as Maria in the BBC Proms’ West Side Story

The role of Maria in a BBC Proms performance of West Side Story has been recast, after the previous singer pulled out amid accusations of the role being “whitewashed”.

BBC News

Illegal downloads fall out of favour

One in 10 people in the UK use illegal downloads, down from 18% in 2013, according to YouGov’s Music Report.

Klassik.com

Verdienstorden für Hansjörg Schellenberger

Der Dirigent und Oboist Hansjörg Schellenberger ist heute mit dem Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ausgezeichnet worden. Die Ehrung nahm die bayerische Staatsministerin für Wissenschaft und Kultur Marion Kiechle in München vor.

Klassik heute

Erfolgreiche Bilanz der Münchner Opernfestspiele 2018

Am vergangenen Dienstag gingen die Münchner Opernfestspiele 2018 mit Richard Wagners Parsifal zu Ende. Generalmusikdirektor Kirill Petrenko dirigierte die Neuinszenierung. Intendant Nikolaus Bachler konnte die Festspiele in seiner zehnten Saison mit einer Gesamtauslastung von 98,04 Prozent beschließen.

El Pais

Persiguiendo el rastro de Gene Clark

El crítico musical Álvaro Alonso publica una gran biografía sobre uno de los fundadores de The Byrds y titán de la música norteamericana

Platea Magazine

El Festival de Santander aborda su 67 edición, con 47 eventos en 25 días

Además del concierto inaugural con la Orquesta de RTVE y Miguel Ángel Martínez a la batuta, la programación articulada por Jaime Martín incluye actuaciones de orquestas como la London Symphony Orchestra, la Akademie für Alte Musik, la Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, la Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, la Hamburg NDR Elbphilharmonie, la Budapest Festival Orchestra o el conjunto Europa Galante.

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(Written on August 2, 2018 )

In today’s news: Should people clap between movements, and does it matter? Sergei Babayan signed to Deutsche Grammophon, and top tips for attending the Proms. Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele sees audience numbers increase. Women in the history of classical music. The new Bochumer Symphoniker concert hall. Classical music study in Spain claims that the classical music world needs to change significantly to survive. Anna Meredith on her composition for the opening of the Proms and the Edinburgh Festival. Should classical music concerts be less ‘stuffy’?

The Guardian

For a 21st-century Proms, we must let the people clap when they want

Fusty, dusty old rules about when to applaud need to be ditched if we’re ever to bring new audiences into classical music

Rhinegold

Pianist Sergei Babayan signs to Deutsche Grammophon

Armenian-American pianist Sergei Babayan has signed a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

Classical-Music.com (BBC Music Magazine)

5 top tips for attending the BBC Proms

The BBC Music Magazine team shares its advice for making the most of a visit to the Royal Albert Hall.

Official Charts

The British music industry announces National Album Day celebrations set for October

Meet Record Store Day’s new sister celebrating 70 years of the album.

The New York Times

It Was Russia’s Most Popular Opera. Then It Disappeared.

Anton Rubinstein’s 1871 opera, “Demon,” is a tried-and-true 19th-century plot with a religious twist: A fallen angel seeks redemption through a woman’s love. In Russia, it was the most popular opera of its day. Then it disappeared.

Concerti

Immer im Schatten

Starke Frauen in der Musikgeschichte gab es wenige? Von wegen! In unserer Sommerreihe dreht sich ab sofort alles um Komponistinnen

Der Tagesspiegel

Im Bauch der Geige

Die Bochumer Symphoniker feiern ihr 100-jähriges Gründungsjubiläum. Zuletzt haben sie für einen neuen Konzertsaal gekämpft – es hat sich gelohnt.

klassik.com

Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele mit positiver Bilanz

Die Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele haben die aktuelle Spielzeit mit einem positiven Ergebnis abgeschlossen.

El País

El ‘big data’ prueba el conservadurismo en la música clásica en vivo

El estudio de un musicólogo español demuestra a partir del estudio de casi 5.000 conciertos que un puñado de grandes nombres domina las programaciones. Seis compositores copan el 20% de los programas

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Collage Komponistinnen © gemeinfrei (13), F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd., Yamaha, shutterstock, Christophe Abramowitz

(Written on July 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: Marin Alsop and Antonio Pappano interview: on the BBC Proms’ celebration of 100 years of Leonard Bernstein. Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced. Festival of Brass underway in County Durham. Petition started to protect freedom of art in reaction to recent EU votes. Interview with Neo Rauch and Rosa Loy about “Lohengrin” at the Bayreuther Festspiele. 2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition. Daniel Barenboim – women reign in the world of music and have never had any problems.

Financial Times

The Proms celebrates Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a bumper series of concerts. What does he mean to the great conductors of today?

Rhinegold

Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced

The 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition for violin, clarinet and flute will run from 21 to 31 March 2019 in Odense, Denmark.

The Guardian

Death of the dance dictators: ballet in the wake of #MeToo

With its culture of discipline, control and pecking orders, the dance world has always been plagued by claims of bullying and sexual exploitation. But old hierarchies are being challenged.

NME

A new David Bowie documentary will explore his early years

A new documentary about David Bowie is in the works and will act as the prequel to David Bowie: Five Years and David Bowie: The Last Five Years previously aired on the BBC.

The Northern Echo

Festival of brass music underway

The Big Brass Bash sees bands from the UK, France and Spain coming together in the North-East. It started in the Market Place at Bishop Auckland on Sunday, coinciding with Bishop Auckland Town Team’s first vintage and classic car show.

Violin Channel

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition

The 12 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition have been announced

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Rührselige Geschichten

Der Auftritt der Moritaten-Sänger des Bezirks Oberbayern lockt etwa 50 Besucher auf den Geschwister-Scholl-Platz. Liederbücher werden ausgeteilt, dann wird mit Begeisterung gemeinsam gesungen

Die Zeit

Die Birne in der Fassung

Neo Rauch und Rosa Loy, zwei bildende Künstler, entwerfen die Ausstattung für den neuen “Lohengrin” bei den Bayreuther Festspielen. Ein Gespräch über das Licht der Aufklärung, das ewig Unergründbare und den Gleitfilm der Musik

NMZ

Petition: Künstler und Politiker verteidigen Kunstfreiheit

Zahlreiche Kulturschaffende und Politiker aus Deutschland machen sich mit einer Petition für die Freiheit der Kunst stark. „Das Recht auf freie Meinungsäußerung, die Vielfalt und die Freiheit der Kunst in Europa sind in Gefahr“, heißt es in dem auf der Kampagnenplattform Change.org veröffentlichten Text. Zuvor hatten bereits andere Medien berichtet.

Platea Magazine

Barenboim asegura que en la música reinan las mujeres y que nunca han tenido problemas

En una reciente entrevista concedida al periódico argentino Clarín, con motivo de su visita junto a la Staatskapelle Berlín a Buenos Aires, el director de orquesta y pianista Daniel Barenboim ha declarado que, respecto al feminismo y el movimiento #MeToo, las mujeres en la música nunca han tenido problemas, porque son ellas las que reinan en ese mundo.

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Durham Brass Festival @ The Northern Echo

(Written on July 16, 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: Homophobia in Hungary leads Hungarian National Opera to cancel Billy Elliot shows. World Choir Games to be held in Belgium in 2020. Royal Opera House warns politicians to act on freedom of movement following Brexit. UK Music urges British MEPs to back copyright reform. BBC Proms to hold free event outside of Royal Albert Hall.

The Irish News

Royal Opera House issues warning on ease of movement with EU

The Royal Opera House has warned politicians to act on the issue of ease of movement of international talent following the EU referendum.

The Telegraph

Royal Ballet musical director steps in to save the day… only for audience members to leave

When the harpist of the Royal Opera House failed to turn up to a performance of Swan Lake, Koen Kessels, the musical director of the Royal Ballet, bravely stepped forward and decided to accompany the orchestra on the piano himself.

The Strad

Nicola Benedetti joins ESTA UK as president

Scottish violinist is expected to sit for a three- to four-year term as head of European String Teachers Association’s UK chapter.

Limelight

Homophobic press sees Hungarian Billy Elliot season cut short

Hungarian National Opera has cancelled over half the performances in its production of Billy Elliot following a barrage of homophobic press from the daily newspaper Magyar Idők, which ran a series of articles claiming the production could “transform Hungarian boys into homosexuals”, the Daily Star reported, with another article claiming such shows promoted a “deviant way of life”.

Music Week

UK Music urges British MEPs to back copyright reform

UK Music has urged British MEPs to back major changes to copyright law. CEO Michael Dugher called on the UK’s European parliamentarians to back the proposed Copyright Directive following its approval by the JURI committee.

Rhinegold

BBC Proms announces free ‘curtain raiser’ event

The BBC Proms has announced a free evening event to be held outside the Royal Albert Hall on 12 July.

Pizzicato

11th World Choir Games 2020 to be held in Flanders

The region of Flanders in Belgium, with the cities Antwerp and Ghent, will host the 11th World Choir Games. The event, which is also considered the ‘Olympics of Choral Music’ will take place from July 5-15, 2020 and attract thousands of singers from Europe and all over the world.

klassik.com

Fritz-Gerber-Awards an Nachwuchsmusiker vergeben

Die Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung zeichnet in diesem Jahr den Geiger Alexandre Guy, die Saxophonistin Sara Zazo Romero und den Schlagzeuger Thomas Soldati mit dem stiftungseigenen Award aus.

Der Tagesspiegel

Horaz und das Harmonium

Salonkonzert in der Truman-Villa: Das „Quatuor Bestaendig“ spielt im Rahmen der Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Werke jüdischer Komponisten.

Musik Heute

Frischer Wind beim Richard-Strauss-Festival

Alexander Liebreich ist ein Mann klarer Worte. “Nein, in diesem Saal wird kein Konzert stattfinden. Das ist ein Unort.” Der Dirigent und neue Intendant des am Freitag beginnenden Richard-Strauss-Festivals in Garmisch-Partenkirchen meint den reichlich ungemütlichen Werdenfels-Saal im Kongresszentrum der Olympiastadt.

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Hungarian National Opera’s production of Billy Elliot. Photo © Attila Nagy, Zsófia Pályi, Péter Rákossy

(Written on June 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: New York Philharmonic plays without conductor, shortlist for Classic Brit Award Sound Poll revealed, the music genre that makes us most indulgent when eating out is revealed, premiere of Brokeback Mountain opera, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival appoints Violinist Monica Curro and pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos as next Artistic Directors, and young singers wanted for children’s opera in Hamburg.

The Times

Follow that violinist: New York Philharmonic plays without a conductor

The New York Philharmonic was directed by its concertmaster, Frank Huang, from his position leading the first violins, instead of a conductor.

Classic FM

Classic BRIT Awards Sound of Classical poll shortlist revealed

Five future classical stars have been shortlisted in the first ever Sound of Classical poll, with the winner to be revealed at the Classic BRIT Awards on June 13th.

The New York Times

‘I’ll Have the Cake.’ The Music Made Me Do It.

People were more likely to pick unhealthful or calorie-laden items when the ambient music was loud, and healthful items when softer music was played.

Is Opera Dying? No, But This One Is Staged Among the Dead

A new series, opening with David Hertzberg’s “The Rose Elf,” will produce classical performances in the narrow catacomb at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

The Independent

From Anna Meredith to Mark-Anthony Turnage, Israeli-Arab youth orchestras to late-night Bach – these are the most exciting Proms

While the core classical menu is dependable as ever, there’s also plenty of imaginative programming by the BBC this year.

Playbill

First Look at the U.S. Premiere of Brokeback Mountain Opera

The U.S. premiere of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx’s operatic adaptation of Brokeback Mountain opens May 31 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

Limelight

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival appoints next Artistic Directors

Violinist Monica Curro and pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos will jointly succeed Iain Grandage as Artistic Directors of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival from 2019, after Grandage’s final Port Fairy Festival taking place this year.

Pizzicato

David Angus extends contract with Boston Lyric Opera

63-year-old British conductor David Angus has signed a three-year renewal to his contract as Music Director for Boston Lyric Opera (BLO), taking him through the 2020/21 season.

nmz

Was ist noch privat? Musiktheater-Biennale beginnt in München

Wie verändert sich im digitalen Zeitalter die Bedeutung des Begriffs «Privatsache»? Mit 15 Uraufführungen widmet sich die 16. «Münchener Biennale» ab Samstag (2. Juni) dieser Frage.

Klassik.com

Mikis Theodorakis wird Ehrendoktor der Universität Salzburg

Der griechische Komponist Mikis Theodorakis wird mit der Ehrendoktorwürde in Philosophie der Universität Salzburg ausgezeichnet. Theodorakis soll damit auch für seine zeitlose Musik und sein Einsatz für die Menschenrechte geehrt werden.

Klassik Heute

opera piccola: Junge Sängerinnen und Sänger für Kinderoper gesucht

Für die Kinderoper Schneewittchen in der Reihe opera piccola sucht die Staatsoper Hamburg junge Talente, die bei den Vorstellungen im Februar 2019 mitwirken wollen. 

Platea Magazine

La Filarmónica de Berlín y Simon Rattle llegan a Madrid y Barcelona en su gira europea

La Berliner Philharmoniker recalará el próximo jueves 7 en el Auditorio Nacional de Madrid y el viernes 8 en el Palau de la Música de Barcelona.

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Frank Huang directs his fellow musicians as leader of the first violins © HIROYUKI ITO/GETTY IMAGES

(Written on June 1, 2018 )

In today’s news: RPS Music Award winners announced, leading soprano withdraws from ex-husband’s opera, winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition, chamber orchestra plays techno beats, and Staatstheater Cottbus dissolves contract with Evan Christ.

Evening Standard

Proms 2018: What to see and hear at the world’s greatest classical musical festival 

General booking for the Proms 2018 opens on Saturday — here’s what you should keep an ear out for at the world class classical music festival.

BBC Music Magazine: Classical-Music

Winners of the RPS Music Awards announced

The Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in live classical music in the UK.

The Times

Soprano Kristine Opolais withdraws from her ex Andris Nelsons’ opera

Kristine Opolais revealed her separation from Andris Nelsons in March and this week, less than a month before the Covent Garden run of Wagner’s opera begins, she announced her withdrawal.

NPR

How A Synesthetic Artist Sees Sounds And Turns Music Into Paintings

Artist Christina Eve has synesthesia, a rare neurological condition that entwines the senses.

The Guardian

Young musicians on the day that changed their lives

One overslept, one played in cowboy boots and one’s next gig is the royal wedding-five past winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition.

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Calderland – A People’s Opera celebrating Yorkshire community’s response to floods wins top award

Calderland – A People’s Opera, performed by a choir of 200 adults and children with the help of a cast of thousands, won the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Learning and Participation.

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Niall Horan performs Flicker with RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Niall Horan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra premieres on RTÉ One this Saturday and here’s your chance to watch the full performance of Horan’s torch song Flicker.

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Das Kammerorchester, das Technobeats spielt

Das Verworner-Krause-Kammerorchester trägt Bauhelme, spielt Guerilla-Konzerte und verschmilzt Klassik, Jazz und Pop. Das funktioniert bemerkenswert gut.

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Hyperaktives Sensorium

Der Komponist und Performer Alexander Schubert verbindet mediale Wirklichkeiten zu explosiven Gemischen.

“Gesänge des Daseins” am Konzerthaus Berlin – Eine Dokumentation

Im Dezember 2017 gastierte das Ensemble MA.NM im Rahmen des neuen Wettbewerbformats “D-BÜ” am Konzerthaus in Berlin.

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Staatstheater Cottbus: Stiftungsrat für Trennung von GMD Christ

Der Vertrag des Staatstheater Cottbus mit seinem Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ soll nun endgültig aufgelöst werden.

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(Written on May 10, 2018 )