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In today’s news, Birmingham Conservatoire is granted Royal title, and its Principal Julian Lloyd Webber criticises the government for not valuing music. New musical for children called “Wemmicks”, Sachsen-Anhalt celebrates “Day of Singing” on September 29, and the Metropolitan Opera begins its new season.

Music Teacher

Birmingham Conservatoire granted Royal title

Birmingham Conservatoire’s new £57m home opens its doors to students today (25 September) with the news that the institution has been granted a royal title by Her Majesty the Queen.

Choir and Organ

New resources for A Choir in Every Care Home

Live Music Now has relaunched A Choir in Every Care Home with a new set of free resources. Videos and tool-kits to help more care homes and musicians to perform more, higher quality singing are available online.

The Guardian

Playlist of the Lambs: psychopaths prefer rap over classical music, study shows

Researchers studying people’s musical preferences have found that psychopaths prefer listening to rap music and, contrary to the movie trope epitomised by Anthony Hopkins’s Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, they are no fonder of classical music than anyone else.

The New York Times

‘Pretty Woman’ as a Broadway Musical? Get Ready

“Pretty Woman,” the film that made a star of Julia Roberts, is being adapted into a stage musical, with songs co-written by Bryan Adams, and is aiming to open on Broadway next fall after a spring run in Chicago.

The Telegraph

Julian Lloyd Webber interview: ‘Why don’t the government value music?’

The cellist tells Ivan Hewett about his fight for music in schools, being confused with his brother Andrew, and the injury that ended his performing career.

The Strad

Flying high: an El Sistema inspired music education programme in China

Inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, China’s Wings of Music aims to bring dignity and self-belief to some of the country’s most deprived children.

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Small Greek island to host first Young Artist Opera and Oratorio Competition

The first-ever annual Young Artist Opera and Oratorio Competition will take place in July 2018 at the Apollo Theatre on the Island of Syros, Greece.

Berliner Morgenpost

Kinder-Musical erzählt Geschichte der “Wemmicks”

Der Filmmusik-Student Ephraim Peise bringt seine Abschlussarbeit auf die Bühne. Finanziert hat er das Projekt mit privaten Geldgebern.

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Musikalische Entdeckungsreise

Am 29. September, dem Tag des Singens, feiern Kinder in ganz Sachsen-Anhalt das gemeinsame Musizieren. Für viele wird es ein Tag voller neuer klanglicher Eindrücke

Musik Heute

New Yorker “Met” eröffnet Saison mit “Norma”

Mit Vincenzo Bellinis “Norma” ist die New Yorker Metropolitan Opera am Montagabend (Ortszeit) in die neue Saison gestartet.

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Music History   in 1835 FP of ‘s Lucia di Lammermoor, at the Teatro San Carlos in Naples.

Image: Birmingham Conservatoire

(Written on September 26, 2017 )

In today’s news: The Guardian view on musical education, new Birmingham Conservatoire opens doors, and Schubert Ensemble reveals final season. Flashmob plays Marquez, a new study reveals the correlation between Education, wealth and the desire to learn an instrument, and the music competition of German broadcaster ARD has ended this year with eight second prizes and just one first prize.

The Guardian

The Guardian view on musical education: it needs social harmony

Birmingham’s renaissance sees a new conservatoire. That is good news. But we need policies to ensure music is not dominated by a wealthy elite

The Telegraph

British conductor sacked by US music festival after ‘innocent’ joke with his African-American friend was labelled racist

An acclaimed British conductor has been fired from a prestigious American music festival after a seemingly innocent joke he made to a black friend was labelled racist.

Music Teacher

New Birmingham Conservatoire opens doors

It is the first purpose-built music college to be constructed in the UK since 1987, and the conservatoire’s principal, Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, has predicted it will be the ‘last-ever’ performing arts institution of its kind to be built in this country.

Classical Music Magazine

Schubert Ensemble reveals final season

The Schubert Ensemble will give around 50 concerts in the UK and abroad before returning to its London home for a farewell concert at Wigmore Hall on 21 March 2018.

The Strad

Violin expertise and how to acquire it: Jacques Francais on the pitfalls of instrument identification

Legendary Manhattan-based French dealer, who died in 2004, with some words of wisdom first published in The Strad November 1988 issue. Interview by Stewart Pollens

WQXR

A Flash Mob Descended Upon A Mall to Play Marquez’s ‘Danzon No. 2’

We love our flash mobs. And who wouldn’t? Good things are great, but unexpected good things are even better.

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Bildung und Einkommen beeinflussen Musikaktivitäten

Laut einer aktuellen Studie der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover im Auftrag der Bertelsmann Stiftung entscheiden Bildungsstatus und Einkommen der Eltern darüber, ob ein Jugendlicher Musik macht.

 Musik Heute

ARD-Musikwettbewerb vergibt acht zweite Preise

Beim Internationalen Musikwettbewerb der ARD wurde diesmal nur ein erster Preis verliehen. Daneben gab es acht zweite Preise, davon drei am Schlusstag im Fach Oboe, und drei dritte Preise.

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‘Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition’ kündigt 2. Ausgabe an

Eine zweite Ausgabe der ‘Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition’ findet vom 8. August bis 1. September 2018 in Shanghai statt.

in 1887 FP of ‘s Mass in D, Op. 86. A private performance in Luzany.

New Birmingham Conservatoire opens

(Written on September 11, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth over £1 million pounds, Roderick Williams has been appointed as visiting consultant in vocal performance at Birmingham Conservatoire, and BBC Proms has committed to making classical concerts welcoming to all, with a new disability-inclusive event at the Royal Albert Hall.

Classical Music

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announces latest grants

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth over £1 million pounds to 28 projects across the UK.

Classic FM

‘Simon Rattle is not afraid to say what he thinks about the state of music education – he’s great for music in the UK’

Gareth Davies is Chairman and Principal Flautist of the LSO and he spoke exclusively to our presenter Anne-Marie Minhall about the orchestra’s new music director, Sir Simon Rattle.

Music Teacher

Roderick Williams takes Birmingham Conservatoire post

Roderick Williams has been appointed as visiting consultant in vocal performance at Birmingham Conservatoire. The baritone, who was awarded an OBE earlier this year, will visit the institution on a regular basis to give recitals, individual coaching and masterclasses.

Huffington Post

BBC Proms Launches First Disability-Inclusive Concert To Make Classical Music Accessible To All

With their silent audiences, formal attire and clapping etiquette, classical music concerts don’t scream accessibility. But BBC Proms has committed to making classical concerts welcoming to all, with a new disability-inclusive event at the Royal Albert Hall.

Berliner Morgenpost

Bei Berlins Kulturstätten herrscht Sanierungsstau

435 Millionen Euro werden benötigt, um alle Theater und Konzertsäle der Stadt instand zu setzen. „Es muss dringend etwas getan werden.“

Fono Forum

Kulturinstitut der Musikindustrie

Joyce DiDonato, Matthias Goerne, Daniel Hope (!), Kent Nagano, Maurizio Pollini, Fazıl Say, Christian Tetzlaff, das Wiener Klaviertrio, Thomas Fritzsch, Sebastian Knauer, Linus Roth und der Nachwuchskünstler Lucas Debargue gehören zu den Preisträgern des ECHO KLASSIK 2017.

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Experimentierlust lässt Besucher staunen

Das Festival vielsaitig gibt klangvolle Einblicke nicht nur in die Geigenbau-Historie

El Mundo

Cartas de amor de grandes compositores

“Es una última y dura prueba, pero mi amor es mi fe, y estoy sedienta por el martirio”, escribe Marie d’Agoult cuando deja a su marido para amar a Franz Liszt. Es uno de los fragmentos de una de las misivas que recoge el libro ‘Cartas de amor de músicos’ (Turner), de Kurt Pahlen.

Pizzicato

Genova organizes Paganini festival

Genova, the city of the Premio Paganini, is planning a festival with nine concerts, all with free entrance, with the participation of three winners of the Paganini Award.

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Music History    in 1840 FP of Hector ‘s Grand Symphonie funebre et triomphale in Paris.
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Image: Roderick Williams

(Written on July 28, 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 )

In today’s news: embezzlement charges against Myung-Whun Chung dismissed, and cellist Ben Davies joins Birmingham Conservatoire. Klaus Wüsthoff celebrartes his 95th birthday, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky cancels performances in Vienna. What to expect of Alan Gilbert at the Elbphilharmonie, and protest letter sent by the Vancouver Opera.

Music Teacher

Music entries fall again at GCSE and A-level

Music GCSE, AS and A-Level entries have declined this year, according to Ofqual’s summer 2017 exam entry data.

The Violin Channel

Conductor Myung-Whun Chung Cleared of Seoul Philharmonic Embezzlement Charges

Embezzlement charges laid in 2015 against former Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Artistic Director Myung-Whun Chung have been dismissed.

The Strad

Cellist Ben Davies joins Birmingham Conservatoire string faculty

Davies has previously taught at the Royal Academy of Music, Royal Holloway University of London, Marlborough College, Wells Cathedral School and the Guildhall School of Music

Cmuse

Backstreet Boys ‘I Want It That Way’ In Bach Allemande Mode

If you have ever imagined one of the best boy bands in history played in a baroque style, your wish has finally come true in the best way imaginable. We have musical genius and counterpoint enthusiast Michael Munroe to thank for the special arrangement that breathes new life to the 1999 pop masterpiece

Zeit.de

Einer, der weiß, was ankommt

Das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester macht Alan Gilbert zu seinem neuen Chefdirigenten. Ist der Amerikaner wirklich der Richtige?

Der Tagesspiegel

Rhythmen eines langen Lebens

Schlager, Swing, Orchesterwerke: Der vielseitige Berliner Komponist Klaus Wüsthoff wird 95 – und hat große Pläne für die Zukunft.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Papageien mit Rhythmus im Blut

Kakadus trommeln mit Stöcken den perfekten Beat auf hohle Äste.

The Globe and Mail

Protest letter sent after Vancouver Opera staff, contractors asked to take pay cuts

Staff and contractors at Vancouver Opera have been asked to take pay cuts, as the opera company’s officials work toward financial stability.

Pizzicato

Dmitri Hvorostovsky cancels Vienna

Russian Opera baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has cancelled all his upcoming performances at the Vienna State Opera for health reasons.

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Only a few days left to apply at for your chance at purchase options. Perhaps you’ll be as happy as this soon!

Jung im Herzen. Das Swing-Trio mit Klaus Wüsthoff (links). Foto: Max Doehlemann

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(Written on June 30, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: music lessons have become increasingly harder to access in schools, and Urban Development has announced today (March 27) that it has secured nearly £600,000 in funding for 2017/18. Dozens of musicians from across the south have completed a unique orchestral decathlon and an interview with Christian Poltéra, Tetzlaff Quartett compares pieces from Schubert and Haydn, and Konstantin Wecker explores the history of seven songs from Puccini and Orff to Hannes Wader and Billy Joel.

The Guardian

Music education is now only for the white and the wealthy

Music lessons have become increasingly harder to access in schools. To enable more children to learn, we must stop teaching in such an academic way

The Telegraph

The Tyrannical Conductor Who Changed Music Forever

Over a career of nearly seventy years, from 1887 until his retirement in 1954, he came to dominate the musical scene like no-one else.

Music Week

Urban Development announces £600k funding boost for 2017/18

Urban Development has announced today (March 27) that it has secured nearly £600,000 in funding for 2017/18.

ITV

Musicians in Tune for Comic Relief Marathon

Dozens of musicians from across the south have completed a unique orchestral decathlon – ten well known pieces of classical music performed in one day, all for Comic Relief.

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„Das klingt wunderschön, aber das bin nicht ich”

Christian Poltéra über sein Stradivari-Cello, seinen prominenten Lehrer – und über sein erstes Konzert nach nur sieben Unterrichtsstunden

SPIEGEL ONLINE

Schubert kann sehr kalt sein

Franz Schuberts Kammermusik lässt mitunter frösteln. Doch auch Joseph Haydn lädt nicht immer zum Kuscheln ein. Das Tetzlaff Quartett stellt beide gegenüber und produziert wohlige Gänsehaut.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Manche Lieder sind textlich und musikalisch vollkommen«

Für den Liedermacher Konstantin Wecker war Musik von Puccini und Orff mindestens so wichtig wie von Hannes Wader, Mercedes Sosa und Billy Joel. Zu sieben Songs gibt es eine Geschichte.

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Student to run half marathon dressed as a viola in world record attempt

A viola student from Birmingham Conservatoire is trying to break the world record for the fastest half marathon dressed as a musical instrument.

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

5 Questions to Jace Clayton (composer, author, DJ)

Composer and author Jace Clayton is an artist in tireless pursuit of sonic inspiration.

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František Brikcius  Russian  cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007)  was born 90 years ago

Stuttgarter Zeitung @StZ_NEWS SKS Russ: Die Saisonpläne 2017/18: Klassik mit Sprengkraft

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(Written on March 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, The 2016 Violin Society of America International Instrument and Bow Making Competition, which was hold in Cleveland, USA, has announced this year’s prizes and winners. London-based Violin Maker, Gabor Draskoczy, received dual gold medals for both ‘Violin Tone’ and ‘Violin Workmanship’ categories. Funeral Song, an early work by Stravinsky has been rediscovered in 2015, and will receive its first performance in 107 years in St Petersburg on 2 December. Also, findings from a study are helping researchers understand why music lessons are beneficial to children with autism and ADHD.

The Violin Channel

Violin Maker Gabor Draskoczy Sweeps Rare Golden Double at Violin Society of America Awards

The competition prizes have been announced at the 2016 Violin Society of America International Instrument and Bow Making Competition, in Cleveland.

BBC Music Magazine

Lost work by Stravinsky restored

Stravinsky’s Funeral Song will receive its first performance in 107 years.

CMUSE

Study finds music lessons improve brain activity in children

Findings from a study are helping researchers understand why music lessons are beneficial to children with autism and ADHD.

Music Teacher Magazine

Musical theme announced for Shakespeare Week 2017

Shakespeare Week, a free scheme for primary school children and their families, will have a musical theme in 2017, with Birmingham Conservatoire principal Julian Lloyd Webber appointed as patron and the release of a new song for assemblies.

International Arts Manager

Singapore Chinese Orchestra announce digital concert

Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) will become the first Chinese orchestra to broadcast an online digital concert when they perform at SCO Concert Hall on 26 November.

Koreaherald.com

Classical music, delivered to the home

Classical music has begun seeping into the household recently. New platforms are connecting classical performers and listeners directly, allowing consumers to customize the music they listen to. Mini-concerts are now being held inside homes, returning classical music to its salon origins.

Klassik.com

Fazil Say erhält Internationalen Beethovenpreis

Der türkische Pianist Fazil Say ist Träger des Internationalen Beethovenpreises für Men­schenrechte, Frieden, Freiheit, Armutsbekämpfung und Inklusion, der in diesem Jahr zum zweiten Mal vergeben wird. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert.

Händel-Preis der Stadt Halle 2017 für Mezzosopranistin Vivica Genaux

Die Mezzosopranistin Vivica Genaux erhält den Händel-Preis der Stadt Halle 2017. Die Stiftung Händel-Haus, von der die undotierte Auszeichnung verliehen wird, bezeichnete die US-amerikanische Sängerin als eine der weltweit führenden Interpretinnen von Werken der Barockzeit bis hin zum Belcanto-Repertoire.

Musik Heute

Unesco-Lehrstuhl für Transnationale Musikforschung in Weimar und Jena

Der Lehrstuhl für Transkulturelle Musikforschung in Weimar und Jena ist von der Unesco aufgewertet worden – zum Unesco Chair on Transcultural Music Studies. Er sei damit der zwölfte Unesco-Lehrstuhl in Deutschland und Teil eines weltweiten Netzwerkes von mehr als 700 Lehrstühlen in 124 Ländern.

Neue Musikzeitung

Hildesheimer Forscher wollen Musikkultur Nigerias retten

Um die von islamistischem Terror gefährdete Musikkultur Nigerias zu retten, digitalisieren Hildesheimer Musikwissenschaftler seltene Tonaufnahmen aus dem afrikanischen Land. Die 2009 gestartete Zusammenarbeit werde mit dem Ziel fortgesetzt, die Musik über ein Internet-Portal auch den Menschen in Nigeria wieder per Smartphone zugänglich zu machen.

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(Written on November 22, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Veriko Tchumburidze receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the finals of 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poland. Royal Albert Hall has appointed current CEO of Opera Australia, Craig Hassall, as its new chief executive. Also, the shortlist for the British Composer Awards 2016 has been revealed.

The Strad

Veriko Tchumburidze wins International Wieniawski Violin Competition 2016

Veriko Tchumburidze has been named the winner of the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań, Poland. The 20-year-old musician from Georgia/Turkey – a former winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians – receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the competition final.

Classical Music Magazine

RAH appoints Craig Hassall as new chief executive

The Royal Albert Hall (RAH) has appointed Craig Hassall, currently CEO of Opera Australia (OA), as its new chief executive.

British Composer Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the British Composer Awards 2016 has been revealed. Thirty-four composers have been shortlisted, spanning 33 works across 11 categories.

Music Teacher Magazine

Pascal Nemirovski joins Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire has appointed Pascal Nemirovski as international chair in piano.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Stile Antico announces Young Singer Bursaries 2016/17

Mezzo-soprano Sacha Fullerton and soprano Caroline Halls are the recipients of Stile Antico’s 2016/17 Young Singer Bursaries.

International Arts Manager

From the Supreme Court to the stage

American Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is swapping the stand for the stage as she prepares to star in Washington National Opera’s (WNO) production of La Fille du Regiment. Donizetti’s comic opera tells the tale of a young woman torn between her family and the love of her life. It runs from 12-20 November, and is directed by Robert Longbottom.

Le Parisien

Pierre Boulez donne son nom à la grande salle de la Philharmonie de Paris

La grande salle de la Philharmonie de Paris, ouverte en janvier 2015 dans le nord-est parisien, doit être baptisée mercredi officiellement du nom du compositeur Pierre Boulez, père spirituel du projet.

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Dresdner Sinfoniker laden Erdogan zu Armenier-Stück ein

Die Türkei läuft seit langem Sturm gegen das Konzertprojekt «Aghet» zum «Völkermord an den Armeniern». Die Dresdner Sinfoniker wollen ihr Stück im November im deutschen Generalkonsulat in Istanbul aufführen – wozu sie nun Präsident Erdogan persönlich eingeladen haben.

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Radiosender zeichnen Pianistin Nathalia Milstein aus

Die französische Pianistin Nathalia Milstein erhält den “Prix du jeune soliste des medias francophones publics”. Der Preis wird von vier Radiosendern vergeben: Radio France, dem schweizerischen Sender RTS, der belgischen Rundfunkstation RTBF sowie Radio Canada.

Codex Flores

Engstroem distanziert sich von Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Martin Engstroem, der Leiter des Verbier Festivals, ist laut einer Meldung des Fachmagazins «Pizzicato» aus Unzufriedenheit über die Führung des Ensembles aus dem Kuratorium des Orchestre de la Suisse Romande(OSR)  ausgetreten.

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The Economist @TheEconomist With his album “Sleep”, Max Richter has redefined classical music in the digital age http://econ.st/2eh33l0

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine How can we increase diversity in classical music? http://buff.ly/2exL7nT

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Georges Bizet was born #otd in 1838 A classic clip of #ROHcarmen to celebrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ_HHRJf0xg …

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Photo: International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

(Written on October 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Glastonbury ticket website crashes, Jonathan Cohen is named music director of Les Violons du Roy, and Peter Allen, a voice on the radio for the Met Opera, dies at 96. Also, Anna Netrebko wins an Echo Klassik award and the Arts Council announces its budgets.

The Guardian

Glastonbury ticket website crashes

Would-be festivalgoers feel frustration as the website selling Glastonbury festival tickets shows up as unavailable when ticket sale was due to begin on Sunday morning.

Classical Music Magazine

PRS for Music Foundation announces new Women Make Music grantees

PRS for Music Foundation has awarded 16 new music creators grants through its Women Make Music programme.

Jonathan Cohen named music director of Les Violons du Roy

Les Violons du Roy has appointed Jonathan Cohen as music director. The British conductor, harpsichordist and cellist will take up the position with the 2018/19 season, continuing until 2021. He will begin serving as designated music director in February 2017, taking over from Bernard Labadie.

Arts Council announces budgets for 2018-2022

Arts Council England is to spend an extra £47m each year on its main funding streams until 2022. The organisation will spend £622m per year for its national portfolio, grants for arts and culture, and strategic funds.

Birmingham Conservatoire to host Reger Centenary Festival

The Reger Centenary Festival will take place 14-18 October at Birmingham Conservatoire. The five-day festival will focus on different aspects of Reger’s compositions and those who influenced him, as well as placing his organ works in the wider context of his chamber and solo music.

The Washington Post

Classical artists show that when it comes to new music, pop may be better

How do you get people to like contemporary music? As classical music presenters continue to ask themselves this question, they overlook one salient point: There’s a large body of music that does appeal, easily, to contemporary audiences. It’s called pop music.

The New York Times

Peter Allen, a Voice on the Radio for the Met Opera, Dies at 96

Peter Allen, whose nonoperatically light tenor and precise but not pedantic style introduced more than 500 performances for the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.

Neue Musikzeitung

Hamburgs Kultursenatorin Barbara Kisseler mit 67 Jahren gestorben

Hamburgs Kultursenatorin Barbara Kisseler (parteilos) ist tot. Die Politikerin starb am vergangenen Freitag im Alter von 67 Jahren nach schwerer Krankheit, teilte Bürgermeister Olaf Scholz (SPD) am Montag in Hamburg mit.

Berliner Morgenpost

Echo Klassik für Anna Netrebko und Campino

Der Echo Klassik ist der wichtigste deutsche Musikpreis im klassischen Bereich. Die begehrte Trophäe, die der Bundesverband Musikindustrie jedes Jahr für neue CDs verleiht, wurde in 22 Kategorien an 57 Gewinner vergeben. Die russische Sopranistin Anna Netrebko wurde diesmal Sängerin des Jahres.

Berliner Zeitung

Eklat beim Staatsballett

Der Protest gegen die Berufung von Sasha Waltz und Johannes Öhmann als neue Doppelspitze für das Jahr 2019 spitzte sich bei der „Nussknacker“-Premiere weiter zu. Vor der deutschen Oper protestierten Ballett-Mütter, drinnen erhob sich eine Welle von Buhrufen gegen den Regierenden Bürgermeister und Kultursenator Michael Müller.

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BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Giant of Italian opera Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813.

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Peter Allen. Credit: Nancy Siesel/The New York Times

Peter Allen. Credit: Nancy Siesel/The New York Times

(Written on October 10, 2016 )

In today’s news, English National Opera unveils its masterplan for securing its future, a Russian Orchestra played in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, and Sir James Galway receives honorary doctorate.

The Telegraph

English National Opera unveils plans for sex, silence and Hollywood stars

English National Opera has unveiled its masterplan to secure its future: more musicals, a tour to Blackpool, and “sex, sex, and more sex”.

The New York Times

Russian Orchestra Plays in Palmyra Ruins as Strikes Kill 28

A renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert on Thursday in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorised by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left at least 28 people dead and dozens wounded, including many children.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir James Galway receives honorary doctorate

Birmingham City University has presented Sir James Galway with an honorary doctorate for his services to music. Sir James Galway was named Doctor of the University (DUniv) after a concert as part of his residency at Birmingham Conservatoire (part of Birmingham City University).

Inaugural winners of RPS duet prizes announced

18-year-old composer Freya Ireland and 16-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason each win a public recital/performance at a national music festival and £1,500 to support their musical development.

The Strad

Violinist/violist Matt Albert to head new University of Michigan Chamber Music department

The University of Michigan School of Music has appointed violinist/violist Matt Albert as the first chair of its new Department of Chamber Music, launched in autumn 2015.

Klassik heute

Semyon Bychkov leitet das Sommernachtskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker

Im einzigartigen Ambiente des Schönbrunner Schlossparks findet am Donnerstag, 26. Mai 2016 bei freiem Eintritt das alljährliche Sommernachtskonzert Schönbrunn der Wiener Philharmoniker statt.

Matthias Georg Kendlinger gründet zweites Orchester

Matthias Georg Kendlinger, Gründer der K&K Philharmoniker, wird im Mai 2016 ein zweites privat finanziertes Orchester ins Leben rufen: die K&K Symphoniker.

Musik Heute

“Musik der Hoffnung”: Gergijew gibt Konzert in Palmyra

Mit einem Sinfoniekonzert in der antiken Oasenstadt Palmyra hat Syriens enger Partner Russland demonstrativ seine Rolle in dem Bürgerkriegsland herausgestrichen. Für den Auftritt im römischen Amphitheater des Unesco-Weltkulturerbes war eigens das Orchester des St. Petersburger Mariinski-Theaters eingeflogen worden.

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Sky News @SkyNews A Russian orchestra has performed a classical music concert in the ruins of Palmyra

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Geoff Parkin appointed as director of

New York Times Arts What can do to fill its empty seats? Our team of classical music critics and reporters have some ideas:

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Photograph: Tristram Kenton

(Written on May 6, 2016 )