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In today’s classical news, Benjamin Baker joins Young Concert Artists, Inc. 17-year-old cellist and winner of BBC Young Musician 2016, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, signs to Decca Classics. Also, read about The Australian Art Quartet’s project ‘Scent of Memory’, mixing the waft of handpicked perfumes with the sounds of Tchaikovsky, Gurdjieff, and Mountfort.

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Benjamin Baker joins YCA

Violinist Benjamin Baker has joined Young Concert Artists, Inc. after winning first prize at the organisation’s final auditions.

The Guardian

Scent of Memory: smell and classical music prove an intoxicating combination

In the Australian Art Quartet’s experimental new project, the group taps into a wider movement: bringing the sense of smell to performance

Two tribes: how the theatre and music scenes are mixing it up

Rachel Mars, Matt Regan and Nwando Ebizie are among a new wave of artists moving freely between two worlds to create shows that are not quite gig and not quite drama but somewhere in between

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17-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason signs to Decca

Decca Classics has signed 17-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the winner of this year’s BBC Young Musician 2016. The deal will not only see the label making recordings with him, but also offer what it describes as ‘long-term support’ to him through his studies.

The Times

Leonard Cohen dies aged 82

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian poet and songwriter whose devastating confessional writing, wry humour and ear for melody turned him into one of the most enduring and unlikely rock stars of his generation, has died aged 82.

Slipped Disc

Homeless in Berlin: Neighbours force US concert pianist out of his home

The pianist Soheil Nasseri has been given 13 days to leave his apartment after noise complaints from neighbours.

The Telegraph

Soweto Kinch interview: ‘There were so many people making money out of Amy Winehouse dying’

On the eve of the London Jazz Festival, the saxophonist and Radio 3 presenter Soweto Kinch talks about exploitation in the recording industry and how music can be a great leveller

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Why Montreux is so much more than all that jazz

For the past 50 summers, music lovers have flocked to the banks of Lake Geneva to take in the Montreux Jazz Festival.

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Dancing with the stars

Can you teach astrophysics through dance? Academics and dancers in Manchester have been giving it a go. And tackling gender inequalities to boot, says Deb Ashby.

A bid for a cultural future

Coventry’s two universities are a crucial component of its bid for UK City of Culture 2021. Geoff Willcocks explains how they are working with the cultural sector.

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Millionen-Förderung für sechs deutsche Orchester

Die Förderung findet im Rahmen des Programms “Exzellente Orchesterlandschaft Deutschland” statt. Bei den geförderten Orchestern handelt es sich um die Bochumer, Hamburger und Münchner Symphoniker, die Stuttgarter Philharmoniker sowie die Jenaer und die Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie.

Musik Heute

SWR Symphonieorchester auf erster Auslandstournee

Vom 14. bis 18. November bereisen die Musiker Spanien unter der Leitung von Christoph Eschenbach. Das Orchester ist aus der Fusion des Sinfonieorchesters Baden-Baden und Freiburg (SO) und des Radio-Sinfonieorchesters Stuttgart (RSO) entstanden. Der SWR will durch die Verschmelzung jährlich fünf Millionen Euro einsparen.

Salzburger Festspiele 2017 mit fünf Opernpremieren

Der neue Salzburger Festspielintendant Markus Hinterhäuser präsentiert in seiner ersten Saison fünf Opern-Neuinszenierungen, darunter drei Werke des 20. Jahrhunderts. Gerade in diesen politisch turbulenten Zeiten seien bestimmte Opern besonders geeignet, “Strategien der Macht” offenzulegen.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Copenhagen Phil is reinventing the model of a civic symphony orchestra – in our November edition! http://ow.ly/8qF6305AWaE

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg How to sum up a #symphony by #Beethoven in one #tweethttps://t.co/I060x26clN

The Violin Channel @violinchannel ow.ly/7bWp3063ucV Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra Promotes New 2nd Concertmaster

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(Written on November 11, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, a stolen three century old violin returns, BBC Proms sells record number of tickets in first hour of booking and the BBC Young Musician Competition 2016 announces the winner of the strings category final. Also, composer Joseph Bertolozzi creates a composition from the sounds of the Eiffel Tower and James Levine leads his last opera as Met Music Director after 40 years.

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Stolen Three Century Old Violin Mysteriously Returned

Rosemary Siemens wasn’t sure if she’d ever see her signature violin again after it went missing last week.

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Proms sells record number of tickets in first hour of booking

A record 57,551 tickets were sold in the first hour of booking for the BBC Proms 2016.

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BBC Young Musician strings winner announced

The winner of the strings category final of the BBC Young Musician competition 2016 has been announced as 16-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

The Strad

Cellist Yoon-Kyung Cho wins Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize Competition

Korean cellist Yoon-Kyung Cho has been named the winner of the Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize Competition, held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London last week. She receives £10,000 and a Musicians’ Company silver medal, in addition to the £500 audience prize.

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Paris Will Have One Viale Di Canti

In May, the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris will inaugurate their Viale dei Canti, an innovating work on the exterior walls of their building in the 7th arondissement.

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How One Man Made The Eiffel Tower Sing

Composer Joseph Bertolozzi has created a composition from the sounds of the Eiffel Tower, striking practically every surface he could reach and recording it.

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Levine Leads Last Opera as Met Music Director After 40 Years

The cast walked off the stage and left conductor James Levine to watch and listen Saturday as the orchestra cheered and the Metropolitan Opera House audience broke into rhythmic applause.

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Budapest Festival Orchestra protestiert gegen Subventionskürzungen

Das Budapest Festival Orchestra hat in der ungarischen Hauptstadt mit einem spontanen Freiluftkonzert gegen Subentionskürzungen protestiert. Chefdirigent und Mitgründer des Orchester Ivan Fischer sicherte den rund 2.000 Zuhörern zu: “Wir lieben Budapest, wir lassen Budapest nicht im Stich”.

Klassik heute

Karl-Amadeus-Hartmann Gesellschaft ehrt Kirill Petrenko

In Anerkennung seiner herausragenden Verdienste um das Werk Karl Amadeus Hartmanns, des bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Symphonikers des 20. Jahrhunderts und Gründers der musica viva-Konzertreihe, beschlossen die Mitglieder der Karl-Amadeus-Hartmann-Gesellschaft e. V. einstimmig, Maestro Kirill Petrenko die Ehrenmitgliedschaft der Karl Amadeus-Hartmann-Gesellschaft zu verleihen.

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Feigenblatt oder Essenz des Musiklebens?

Ob moderierte Konzerte für Kinder, partizipative Tanz- und Musikprojekte mit Jugendlichen, inklusive Musikfestivals oder Kammerkonzerte im Lounge-Ambiente – unter dem Etikett „Musikvermittlung“ firmiert eine schier unerschöpfliche Bandbreite an Formaten.

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Top classical news: Man robbed banks to get into music school http://bit.ly/1TOlYBp #ClassicalMusic

kulturport.de: Deutscher Orchesterwettbewerb 2016 – 4.500 Musizierende messen sich in Ulm #Kultur http://tinyurl.com/grajr6k

pizzicatomag: Repusic wird Schirmer-Nachfolger beim Münchner Rundfunkorchester http://bit.ly/1UM3kwr

Rosemary Siemens wasn't sure if she'd ever see her signature violin again after it went missing last week. Photo: www.pembinavalleyonline.com

Rosemary Siemens wasn’t sure if she’d ever see her signature violin again after it went missing last week. Photo: www.pembinavalleyonline.com

(Written on May 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Soundcloud launches streaming service Soundcloud Go to compete with Spotify, Sebastian Schwarz comments on how the opera should entertain the audience & Ben Goldscheider won the brass category final of BBC Young Musician 2016.

BBC News

Soundcloud launches Spotify competitor in the UK

The company hopes to attract users with a mixture of officially licensed tracks and its catalogue of 125 million covers, remixes, DJ sets and podcasts. Called Soundcloud Go, it costs £9.99 per month in line with its rivals.

The Telegraph

‘Opera must never offend just for effect,’ says Glyndebourne’s new general director

Rumour in the opera world whispers that Glyndebourne bagged a tremendous catch when it signed Sebastian Schwarz as its new general director. “I think Covent Garden is kicking itself that it didn’t get to him first,” an insider friend of mine comments wryly.

Classical Music Magazine

Ben Goldscheider wins BBC Young Musician brass category

18-year-old horn player Ben Goldscheider has won the brass category final of BBC Young Musician 2016.

theguardian

Tales of the Unexpected: saying yes to today’s composers

From requests for disused shops, paperbacks, toys, to an ocean bed, composers have kept BCMG on their toes. Outgoing artistic director Stephen Newbould reflects on the challenges and excitement at the cutting edge of contemporary music.

Broadwayworld

Las Vegas Philharmonic Receives Excellence in Education Honor

The Las Vegas Philharmonic was recently inducted into the Clark County School District’s (CCSD) Excellence in Education Hall of Fame, recognizing the non-profit organization for their outstanding and impactful music education programs benefiting CCSD students through their annual Youth Concert Series.

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Förderprogramm des Deutschen Musikrates für den dirigentischen Nachwuchs nimmt zehn neue Talente auf

Von insgesamt 63 Kandidaten, die sich um Aufnahme in das Dirigentenforum des Deutschen Musikrates beworben hatten, wurden 24 Orchesterdirigenten zum Auswahldirigieren mit den Nürnberger Symphonikern sowie 15 Chordirigenten zum Auswahldirigieren mit dem ‘ensemberlino vocale’ und dem Philharmonischen Chor Berlin eingeladen.

Musik heute

Anwalt: Eventuell kein Prozess gegen Geiger Arzberger

Der in New York wegen eines mutmaßlichen Mordversuchs festgenommene Geiger Stefan Arzberger aus Leipzig kann einem Gerichtsprozess in den USA möglicherweise entkommen.

BR Klassik

Beethoven gegen die AfD

Weil Mitarbeiter des Mainzer Staatstheaters lautstark Beethovens “Ode an die Freude” angestimmt und damit eine AfD-Demonstration gestört hatten, wurde ein Strafverfahren eingeleitet. Jetzt ist das Ergebnis bekannt geworden.

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Glyndebourne @glyndebourne Festival 2017 line-up announced. Full details here:

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Sebastian Schwarz, the new general director of Glyndebourne Photograph: James Bellorini

(Written on May 3, 2016 )