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In today’s news: Leonidas Kavakos secures 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivarius, and Microsoft created music teacher app. Teatro La Fenice honours Monteverdi with special evening, and new Masters degree ‘wind orchestra conducting’ at the music school Mannheim. Bavarian Staatsoper broadcasts Münchner Opernfestspiele 2017, and James Bond composer John Barry is being awarded.

Classical Music Magazine

Leonidas Kavakos secures 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivarius

Leonidas Kavakos has secured the 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivarius through Florian Leonhard Fine Violins

Classical Music Magazine

Elim Chan appointed as RSNO principal guest conductor

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Elim Chan as its next principal guest conductor. She will succeed Thomas Søndergård from 2018, appearing in two or more weeks of each season.

Classic FM

You can now learn to play piano from a hologram piano techer

Microsoft has created an app, Teomirn, in line with its HoloLens technology which projects a hologram of a music teacher. You can play alongside your virtual teacher, watch them play over their shoulder and learn countless pieces of music.

Classical Source

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Jonathan Bloxham to continue in the position for 2017-18 Season

Jonathan Bloxham was selected as CBSO Assistant Conductor in June 2016, by a panel led by CBSO’s Osborn Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Bloxham made his mark on Birmingham early in the 2016-17 season, conducting the full CBSO orchestra in a surprise pop-up at New Street Station on a busy Saturday afternoon, as part of the Birmingham Weekender 2016.

Süddeutsche

Venedig hören und sterben

Zum 450. Geburtstag des Meisters: Alle drei Monteverdi-Opern auf einmal – im Teatro La Fenice klingen sie echter als irgendwo sonst.

NMZ

Blasorchesterleitung an der Musikhochschule Mannheim

Seit letztem Jahr beherbergt die Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim das “Landeszentrum für Dirigieren”. Mit der “Blasorchesterleitung”  hat sie nun eine ganz besondere Diziplin: Als einzige deutsche Musikhochschule bietet Mannheim hier einen Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang an.

Pizzicato

Bayerische Staatsoper überträgt live im Internet

Die Bayerische Staatsoper ist anlässlich der Münchner Opernfestspiele 2017 live im Internet zu erleben, mit Vorstellungen, aber auch beim Geschehen hinter und rund um die Bühne.

NY Times

Paul Zukofsky, Virtuoso Violinist and Literary Executor, Dies at 73

There was something unsettling about the 13-year-old violinist as he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1956.

BBC.com

York plaque honour for John Barry, James Bond composer

A memorial plaque has been unveiled for composer John Barry, famous for his work on the James Bond films, Born Free and Out of Africa.

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Whoop whoop! @bbcmusics’ TV documentary about & will be broadcasted on July 7th !

Wie gewinnt man Kinder, miteinander zu muszieren? Die Education-Profis des RSB wissen wie’s geht! Details auf

Photo credit: Kwok Kei

(Written on June 21, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the German cabinet deciding on a reform of copyright law to secure artist’s fair payment. Also, Vienna opera places composition commissions, first looks on Zimmer’s soundtrack for Batman v Superman, WNO announces new chair & more

Classic FM

Hear an exclusive track from the Batman v Superman soundtrack

We’ve got an exclusive first look at Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Enjoy ‘Do You Bleed’ right now! Read more at http://www.classicfm.com/composers/zimmer/news/batman-v-superman-soundtrack-do-you-bleed/#8MIm526H3B6f5ZPv.99

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WNO announces new chair

Welsh National Opera has appointed Mark Molyneux as its next chair of the board of directors. He succeeds Geraint Talfan Davies, who steps down in July after 10 years in the post.

Classical Music Magazine

Vuillaume ‘Evangelists’ quartet sell for record amount

A quartet of instruments made by the luthier Jean Baptiste Vuillaume sold at auction for £960,000 on 15 March.

The Strad

City of Birmingham Symphony names Kate Suthers second violin section leader

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has appointed Kate Suthers as its section leader second violin from May 2016

NMZ

Jazzstudie 2016: Viele Jazzmusiker können von Gagen nicht leben

Viele Jazzmusiker in Deutschland können nach Einschätzung eines Berufsverbands allein von ihren Gagen nicht leben

Golem.de

Regierung beschließt Gesetzentwurf für “faire Beteiligung”

Das Bundeskabinett hat eine Reform des Urhebervertragsrechts beschlossen. Die Urheber werfen Justizminister Maas vor, seine ursprünglichen Pläne verwässert zu haben

Die Presse

Staatsoper: Staudt schreibt Auftragsoper “Die Weiden”

Die Oper von Johannes Maria Staud und dem Dresdner Librettisten Durs Grünbein wird „eine Expedition ins Herz Europas“

The Strad

London’s Royal College of Music receives rare Gagliano violin in its original Baroque set-up

The Royal College of Music in London has been gifted a 1758 Nicolò Gagliano violin on permanent loan from an anonymous charitable benefactor

Deutsche Welle

How European exile composers created the sounds of Hollywood

World-renowned violinist Daniel Hope uncovered dusty letters and compositions scribbled on scraps of paper for “The Sounds of Hollywood,” a book and a CD on Jewish immigrant composers who fled to Hollywood in the 1930s

Twitter

BR KLASSIKAusstellung in : und der Germanenkult in üppigen Gemälden

Deutsche Grammophon Last night we had such a wonderful & unique SLEEP with . See you tonight again!

ARTEFAKT Kultur Seit Jahrzehnten ist der Star-Bariton Thomas Hampson rund um den Globus unterwegs

Photograph: DW / H. Mund

Photograph: DW / H. Mund

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on March 17, 2016 )

Gramophone

The long-running Minnesota Orchestra dispute ends

The long-running dispute between the musicians and management of the Minnesota Orchestra is over. After 15 months, which included a lockout, agreement has been reached which will allow concerts to resume next month.

LPO appoints new principal guest conductor

The London Philharmonic Orchestra announced today that Colombian born Andrés Orozco-Estrada will replace Yannick Nézet-Séguin as their principal guest conductor. 

Classic FM

Alfie Boe answers audience member’s phone during concert

Tenor Alfie Boe surprised an audience member at his concert in Cardiff by talking to their mother on the phone during the show after her mobile phone rang.

Statesman

Sarah and Ernest Butler donate $1 million to Austin Symphony Orchestra for young composers competition

Longtime arts philanthropists Sarah and Ernest Butler have donated $1 million to the Austin Symphony Orchestra for an annual statewide competition for young composers.

BBC News Birmingham and Black Country

Violinist honoured over family classical music concerts

Catherine Arlidge of the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has been honoured for bringing classical music to a young audience, after being inspired by her three young children.

IBN Live (India)

TV Reality shows help promote classical music

Tabla player Zakir Hussain speaks on using his Reality TV show to bring classical music to a new audience.

Die Welt

Das singende amerikanische Nationalheiligtum

Die Mezzo-Sopranistin Marilyn Horne begann in Hollywood, dann perfektionierte sie auf der Opernbühne das Belcanto. Mit Wucht, Virtuosität und immer einem Schuss schimmerndem Brandy in der Stimme.

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Gramophone

(Written on January 16, 2014 )