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In today’s classical news, Beethoven’s manuscript is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s, however the authenticity of the manuscript is being disputed between an academic based in University of Manchester and Sotheby’s Director of books and manuscripts. German ensemble, The Vision String Quartet, won the first prize of Geneva International String Quartet Competition 2016 in Switzerland. Also, pianist Menahem Pressler played Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 595 with Boston Symphony Orchestra at the age of 92.

Belfast Telegraph

Classical music experts out of tune over Beethoven manuscript

A bad-tempered row erupted in the world of classical music after experts clashed over the authenticity of a Beethoven manuscript that is up for auction.

The Strad

Vision String Quartet wins Geneva Competition

The Vision String Quartet from Germany has won first prize, worth CHF 20,000 ($19,700), at the Geneva International String Quartet Competition in Switzerland.

Royal Academy of Music’s head of strings responds to criticism from violinist Nigel Kennedy

The British violinist accused music colleges of producing ‘factory lines’ of pianists and violinists

CMUSE

92-year-old pianist plays Mozart concerto with Boston Symphony Orchestra

92-year-old Menahem Pressler was guest soloist last week with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27.

Choir and Organ Magazine

London Concord Singers mark 50th anniversary

The London Concord Singers are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a concert under new musical director Jessica Norton.

Classical Music Magazine

Julian Lloyd Webber presents cello highlights of BBC archive

Julian Lloyd Webber will highlight some the best cello performances in the BBC Archive in a new BBC Four programme.

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Streit um Dresdner Kulturpalast – Intendant verärgert

Wenige Monate vor der Wiedereröffnung des Dresdner Kulturpalastes gibt es Streit über die Kosten der Bespielung. Nach Philharmonie-Chefdirigent Michael Sanderling reagierte am Montag auch Musikfestspiel-Intendant Jan Vogler verärgert auf die in der vergangenen Woche überraschend vom Stadtrat beschlossene Budgetkürzung für die beiden städtischen Institutionen.

Klassik.com

Dirigent Valery Gergiev muss Konzerte absagen

Der russische Dirigent muss wegen einer Knieoperation mehrere Konzerte absagen. Bereits bei einem Auftritt in Bern musste Gergiev aufgrund einer Meniskusverletzung Teile des Konzerts im Sitzen dirigieren. Im Anschluß wurden weitere Konzerte in Belgien und Luxemburg abgesagt. Gleiches gilt für Auftritte mit dem London Symphony Orchestra, bei denen nun Thomas Sondergard für Gergiev einspringt.

Musik Heute

Jana Baumeister gewinnt Bundeswettbewerb Gesang

Die Sopranistin Jana Baumeister hat den diesjährigen Bundeswettbewerb Gesang gewonnen. Die 28-Jährige erhielt den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten 1. Preis und den Sonderpreis der Leipziger Bach-Stiftung für Konzertengagements.

Klassik Heute

Hamburg kürt Deutschlands innovativste Gründung in der Musikwirtschaft

Sechs deutsche Gründerteams wetteifern beim Music WorX Day am 30. November 2016 um den Förderpreis der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg für junge, innovative Unternehmen aus der Musikwirtschaft. Die Gründer und Gründerinnen präsentieren ihre Geschäftsideen vor einem Fachpublikum – das beste Team erhält den mit 5.000 Euro dotierten Jurypreis.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 The 50 greatest Schubert recordings – part 3 – Gramophone http://dlvr.it/MmGQkJ

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera A Londoner through and through! Fancy a stroll around Handel’s home town? http://www.roh.org.uk/news/a-trip-ar…

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(Written on November 29, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, new plans for a new arts centre in the heart of Edinburgh have been announced. The 5th London Contemporary Music Festival will take place on 15th, 17th and 18th of December. Royal Albert Hall presents new spring music festival Love Classical 2017. Also, Nigel Kennedy talks about hate crime and Brexit, as he prepares to release a new album of his compositions.

Classical Music Magazine

New concert hall proposed for Edinburgh

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the charitable trust Impact Scotland have announced plans for a new arts centre in the heart of Edinburgh.

LCMF announces Julius Eastman focus

The fifth London Contemporary Music Festival will offer the world’s first major overview of American composer and performer Julius Eastman.

Royal Albert Hall presents Love Classical 2017

Nigel Kennedy, Lang Lang and Alison Balsom will headline Love Classical 2017.

Manchester International Festival announces new initiative

Manchester International Festival’s new artistic director John McGrath has announced My Festival: MIF’s Creative Community.

Pizzicato

ICMA Published Nomination List 2017

The ICMA nomination list for 2017 is available. For the 2017 awards the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 321 audio and video productions (down from 364 in 2016) from 119 labels (up from 115 in 2016).

Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb kündigt Gewinner für 2016 an

Der Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb gab seine Gewinner für 2016 bekannt.

ITV News

Nigel Kennedy: Maverick violinist on his career, talent shows and Brexit

Nigel Kennedy has spoken out about the hate crime that has followed June’s Brexit vote, as he prepares to release a new album of his compositions.

Broadway World

Young Jean Lee, Peggy Shaw and More Among United States Artists 2016 Fellows

United States Artists (USA) has announced the 2016 USA Fellowship Awards. This year, 46 artists across nine creative disciplines will receive unrestricted $50,000 cash awards.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Oxford choral foundations to host Frideswide Voices

Oxford’s Frideswide Voices has announced that Christ Church, Magdalen and New College will host termly residences for its rehearsals and services this year.

Slipped Disc

Swiss opera goes bankrupt

The company blames its demise on poor attendance at Rigoletto, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco.

San Fransisco Classical News

Taiwan Embraces San Francisco Symphony on Tour

After the orchestra’s first visit to Korea last week (part of their eighth tour of Asia), San Francisco Symphony musicians took a charter flight to Tainan — the first-ever direct flight from Seoul — to perform a concert that was the highlight of the southern Taiwanese city’s Rainbow Festival (Chai Hong).

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Bob Dylan hat was anderes vor

Spätestens als er wochenlang nicht ans Telefon ging, um sich die Entscheidung des Nobelpreiskomitees anzuhören, hätte man das ahnen können: Bob Dylan schwänzt die Verleihung.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Existenzbedrohend für die Musikverlage

Die Verwertungsgesellschaft Gema darf nicht länger Musikverlage pauschal an den Einnahmen aus Musik-Nutzungsrechten beteiligen. Viele Verlage stünden dadurch vor dem Aus oder würden jede Risikofreude verlieren, kommentiert Musikkritiker Uwe Friedrich. Besonders für die Klassikszene sei das fatal.

Musik Heute

Volkswagen-Stiftung fördert Wagner-Forschung mit 400.000 Euro

Die Volkswagen-Stiftung unterstützt die wissenschaftliche Erschließung der Richard-Wagner-Sammlung in Eisenach mit 400.000 Euro.

France Musique

Séisme en Nouvelle-Zélande : l’orgue de la cathédrale de Wellington sérieusement endommagé

Le séisme d’une magnitude de 7,8 qui a touché la Nouvelle-Zélande lundi 14 novembre a causé la mort de deux personnes ainsi que d’importants dégâts. L’orgue de la cathédrale de Wellington a particulièrement souffert.

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The Economist @TheEconomist Does classical music still matter? A bustling crowd reduced to silence by a busker playing Bach suggests so http://econ.st/2fSNONW

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Just in: Bob Dylan won’t attend Nobel ceremony http://dlvr.it/MgvQVB #ClassicalMusic

The Violin Channel @violinchannel http://ow.ly/xjfM306eO6I SAD NEWS | Veteran Boston Symphony Principal Cellist Jules Eskin Has Died @BostonSymphony

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Photo: Rhinegold/ Nigel Kennedy

(Written on November 17, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Musical Futures’ CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity, first staged Wagner production comes to Singapore, and the new boutique festival Camper Calling takes place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Also, Lincoln Trio honours its families’ national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios, and Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in place of recuperating Christoph von Dohnányi.

Classical Music Magazine

Musical Futures CEO to undertake 12-hour ‘pianothon’

Musical Futures CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity. D’Amore will perform for 12 hours in the Yamaha Store on London’s Wardour Street on 1 September.

First staged Wagner production comes to Singapore

A forthcoming production of The Flying Dutchman will be the first performance of a fully-staged opera by Wagner in Singapore. The production will take place at the Victoria Theatre from 23 to 30 October.

The Telegraph

Warning: this opera may cause offence

Is the operatic world becoming more risk-averse? Cautious signals from Covent Garden and now this summer’s Edinburgh International Festival would seem to suggest it is.

Music Week

New boutique festival coming to the midlands

ABC, the Magic Numbers, The Hoosiers, Toploader, Alcester’s Jack Blackman and Dodgy  are among the first run of acts to be confirmed to appear at the upcoming Camper Calling event – a new boutique festival set to take place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Music News

Joseph Gordon-Levitt busks in subway station

Joseph Gordon-Levitt thrilled fans with his musical skills when he turned busker in a subway station as part of a new promo for his production company hitRECord.

Broadwayworld

Lincoln Trio Honors Ancestry with Works by English, Armenian and Swiss Composers

Celebrated Chicago chamber ensemble Lincoln Trio honors its families’ national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios by composers from England, Armenia, and Switzerland.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Nelsons To Replace Recuperating Dohnányi

Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its now traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Sunday, August 28th, at 2:30 p.m. in place of 86-year-old Christoph von Dohnányi, who had cataract surgery earlier in the summer.

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Barenboim startet Youtube-Kanal – „Für Musik begeistern“

Der Dirigent und Pianist Daniel Barenboim (73) hat einen eigenen Youtube-Kanal gestartet. In kurzen Videofilmen will er am Klavier seine Lieblingsstücke vorstellen, musikalische Grundbegriffe erklären und zu wichtigen aktuellen Themen Stellung nehmen.

Musik heute

Festival Young Euro Classic erwartet Top-Jugendorchester

Einige der besten Jugendorchester aus Europa und der Welt erwartet das Festival “Young Euro Classic” ab kommenden Mittwoch in Berlin. Erstmals treten das European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), das Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchester und das Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester innerhalb einer Spielzeit auf.

Klassik heute

Tonhalle Düsseldorf baut Familienprogramme aus

Ab der kommenden Spielzeit kooperieren die Tonhalle Düsseldorf und der ARAG Konzern für die Ausweitung des Angebots der Kleinen Tonhalle. Damit verbunden sind insbesondere fast doppelt so viele Veranstaltungen für Kinder bis drei Jahren.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory to Merge

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 A real from : sings The Last Rose of Summer.

klassik.com @klassikcom Italienischer Verdienstorden für Salzburger Festspielpräsidentin Helga Rabl-Stadler

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Musical Futures CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity. Credit: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on August 15, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Harpist Oliver Wass wins the 2016 Guildhall gold medal, Andris Nelsons receives the 13th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award & opera star Andrea Bocelli serenades football fans before kick off in the Leicester City vs Everton game.

Classical Music Magazine

Harpist Oliver Wass wins the 2016 Guildhall gold medal

Harpist Oliver Wass has won the 2016 Guildhall School of Music & Drama gold medal. He performed Ginastera’s concerto for harp, accompanied by the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Adrian Leaper.

Nelsons receives Glashütte Original Music Festival Award

Andris Nelsons has been presented with the 13th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award. The award was presented by the managing director of Glashütte Original Yann Gamard and the intendant of the Dresden Music Festival Jan Vogler following a concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on 6 May at Dresden’s Frauenkirche.

International Arts Manager

Bocelli serenades Leicester City fans

Opera star Andrea Bocelli serenaded football fans on Saturday with a spine-tingling rendition of Nussun Dorma before kick off in the Leicester City vs Everton game. The song became famous in football circles after the BBC used Pavarotti’s rendition as the theme tune for its Italia ’90 World Cup coverage.

The Telegraph

Gerald Finley: ‘I dream of finishing my career as von Trapp’

Thirty years ago, a shy young rookie with a soft Canadian accent and gentle smile, straight out of the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music, made his professional debut in the back row of the Glyndebourne chorus.

Music Week

Irving Azoff claims YouTube is “the root of the problem”

Azoff has issued an open letter on re/code to “Dear YouTube” in response a recent blog post on the services’ “creator blog” titled ’Setting The Record Straight’. In the post, Christophe Muller, Head of YouTube International Music Partnerships, contended that “YouTube takes copyright management extremely seriously and we work to ensure rights holders make money no matter who uploads their music.

Classic FM

Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian with a whole orchestra because he can

Kanye West is not known for his subtlety – so it makes sense that his gift to KK for mother’s day is not a bunch of flowers but a whole string orchestra.

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Opera Fort Collins hires new executive director

Elizabeth Telling has been announced as Opera Fort Collins’ new executive director

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Andris Nelsons mit Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2016 ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Andris Nelsons hat den Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2016 erhalten. Der Lette erhält die mit 25.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung für sein Engagement in Bezug auf die Vermittlung klassischer Musik sowie die Nachwuchsförderung.

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Sachsen-Anhalt: Staatskanzlei künftig für Kultur zuständig

In Sachsen-Anhalt soll die Kulturpolitik künftig komplett von der Staatskanzlei verantwortet werden.

welt.de

Run auf Freikarten für die Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung

Am Morgen wurde eine Seite zur Verlosung von Freikarten für die Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnungskonzerte freigeschaltet. Wenig später brach sie zusammen. Doch noch haben alle eine Chance auf Tickets.

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The Strad @TheStradMag The 9th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart has named five semi finalists

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Live Music Now @LiveMusicNowUK Fascinating uplifting meeting of A Choir in Every Care Home today. Thanks all who took part.

Dresdner Musikfestspiele . Konzert von Jan Vogler und dem Boston Symphony Orchstra am 07.05.2016 in der Dresdner Frauenkirche . Mit anschliessender Verleihung des Glashuette Original Festpielpreises an Dirigent Andris Nelsons . Foto: Oliver Killig

Photograph: Oliver Killig

(Written on May 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Yehudi Menuhin’s legacy reviewed by Jessica Duchen, Sir Roger Norrington states that London has no great concert hall to rival other major cities around the world and the Philharmonia of New York, will debut two concerts with films, lighting and the largest cast of performers assembled in Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater

BBC Music Magazine

 

English composer, conductor and pianist Thomas Adès has been appointed artistic partner at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In this new role Adès role will play with and conduct the BSO throughout the season, as well as composing new works for the orchestra.

Guardian

Royal College of Music honours Reich, Norrington and Jurowski

At the college’s annual awards, presided over by HRH The Prince of Wales, the US composer praised the state funding that in the early days of his career made it easier to perform here than in California.

The Independent

Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary year: A maestro with many strings to his bow

As the musical world celebrates Yehudi Menuhin, Jessica Duchen reviews his legacy and explains why he is remembered as far more than a violinist of extraordinary talent

Classic FM

Sir Roger Norrington: ‘London does not have a good concert hall’

The legendary early music conductor has told Classic FM the UK capital is lacking a great concert hall to rival other major cities around the world.

International Arts Manager

Youth orchestra heads to Europe

A lucky group of 109 young musicians have been selected to tour Europe with National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). Not only do they get to see the world but they also get to work with top conductors Christoph Eschenbach and Valery Gergiev, and play with outstanding pianists Pianists Emanuel Ax and Denis Matsuev.

Wall Street Journal

New Orchestra Rethinks the Classical Music Experience

A newly-launched orchestra, the Philharmonia of New York, will debut two concerts with films, lighting and the largest cast of performers assembled in Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

Berliner Zeitung

Die MaerzMusik setzt als „Festival für Zeitfragen“ auf Text statt auf Klang

Wer zur Pressekonferenz der „MaerzMusik“ zu spät kam, mochte sich irgendwann fragen, ob er sich nicht doch im Zimmer geirrt hatte.

Musik-heute

Berlins Bühnen und Orchester mit 3,1 Millionen Besuchern

Die Berliner Bühnen und Orchester blicken auf ein sehr erfolgreiches Jahr 2015 zurück.

NMZ

Demnächst im Kino: „Bach in Brazil“ mit Edgar Selge: Barocke Musik statt Frust im Knast

Die universelle und verbindende Kraft der Musik hat immer wieder auch geholfen, benachteiligten jungen Menschen ihren Weg ins Leben zu ermöglichen

Pacific Standard

More Evidence of the Psychological Benefits of Choral Singing

New research finds it fulfills deep-seated needs of bonding with a group

Arts and letters

2016 Music Award Winners: Seventeen Composers Receive Awards Totaling $205,000

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the seventeen recipients of this year’s awards in music

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 @ace_national New Blog:Art and culture can transform areas, we all need to shout about it #culturematters http://bit.ly/1TRC2VL  

@ClassicFM We’re about to reveal the name that Owain Arwel Hughes has picked for his dad’s composition: http://classfm.co/VndnWd  

@BBCRadio3 Stars, space food & a cornucopia of women composers: Maggie Aderin-Pocock #EssentialClassics http://bbc.in/1nCiIx3  

(Written on March 11, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports about challenges in classical music sales, England’s arts funding to be restructured and German copyright contract law to be repelled by the German Stage Association. Also, Andris Nelsons and Augustin Hadelich win Grammy Awards

Classical Music Magazine

Decline in classical music sales can be stopped, says Select MD

The decline in sales of classical music videos – which has shadowed that of CDs – can be arrested and even reversed by applying marketing flair, according to Anthony Anderson, managing director of leading UK DVD distributor and Naxos subsidiary Select

The Strad

Violinist Augustin Hadelich wins his first Grammy Award

Augustin Hadelich has won the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

Arts Professional

ACE to restructure arts funding from 2018

Four-year funding contracts, a tiered framework for NPOs and a ring-fenced budget for individual artists are all on the table as Arts Council England consults on its plans

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for the Rhinegold Charity Fund

Charities operating within the music sector are invited to submit their applications for the Rhinegold Charity Fund 2016/17

NMZ

Bühnenverein lehnt das von der Bundesregierung geplante Urhebervertragsrecht ab

Das von der Bundesregierung geplante neue Urhebervertragsrecht stößt auf heftige Kritik des Deutschen Bühnenvereins

Musik-heute

Musikverleger: Staatskapelle Halle bot bestes Konzertprogramm

Die Staatskapelle Halle erhält den Preis für das “Beste Konzertprogramm” der Saison 2015/16

BR Klassik

Kunst und Musik als Sprache für den Frieden

Zentral, mitten in Istanbul gelegen, haben sie ihr eigenes Konzerthaus: Das Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra

Pizzicato

Festivals In Aix And Beijing Sign Partnership

The Festival of Aix-en-Provence and the Beijing Music Festival announced a collaboration agreement for 5 years between 2016 and 2020

Boston Globe

Andris Nelsons, BSO, Seiji Ozawa win Grammy Awards

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Andris Nelsons, struck Grammy gold on Monday night, when “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow” earned the prize for best orchestral performance

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Sinfini Music Absolutely exquisite playing by Martha Argerich in this performance (via ) of Bach’s Partita No.2 in Cminor

CM Musikwirtschaft Wird das aussterben?

Classicalite Classicalite gives our 2016 roundup of the , and honorees

Photograph: Borusan Muzik Evi/ BR Klassik

Photograph: Borusan Muzik Evi/ BR Klassik

 

 

(Written on February 17, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian talks about the five best classical concerts for Christmas and Taylor Swift is the new patron of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Also, a rare complete signature by Ludwig van Beethoven is being auctioned and Christel Lee has been named the winner of the 11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition

The Guardian

Five of the best classical concerts for Christmas 2015

Magical adaptations of Pullman and Dickens – and the pick of the Messiahs

The Telegraph

Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to Seattle Symphony Orchestra

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra has a new patron – Taylor Swift

Gramophone

A rare Beethoven signature is up for auction, est. $30,000-$40,000

A rare complete signature in pencil by Ludwig van Beethoven is being auctioned by RR Auction with an estimated price of between $30,000 and $40,000 (US)

BBC Music Magazine

What did the great composers get up to at Christmas?

We look at some of their letters to find out…

The Strad

Christel Lee wins 2015 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition

The 25-year-old US violinist receives €25,000 and concert opportunities

Die Zeit

Nikolaus Harnoncourt beendet seine Karriere

Er ist der große alte Mann der historischen Aufführungspraxis, hat Hunderte Platten aufgenommen: Kurz vor seinem 86. Geburtstag tritt der Österreicher vom Pult zurück

Pizzicato

Bach-Enkel kommt ins Bach-Archiv

Ein verschollen geglaubtes Porträt von Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach (1759–1845), einem Enkel Johann Sebastian Bachs, ist im Rahmen einer Feierstunde am gestrigen 6. Dezember im Bach-Archiv Leipzig der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin rückübereignet worden

NMZ

Deutscher Musikrat zur Absetzung der Radiosendung „taktlos“

Nach knapp 18 Jahren setzt der Bayerische Rundfunk das gemeinsame Musikmagazin „taktlos“ von BR Klassik und der neuen musikzeitung ab. Einmal im Monat wurde hier über musikkulturelle Themen debattiert und Veränderungen im Musikleben dokumentiert

El Pais

Sobrecarga interestelar en Sónar Chile

Un fascinante proyecto combina ciencia y arte para saber cómo interpretar en tierra firme los sonidos del espacio exterior

The Washington Post

Ozawa: A pioneer who dedicated his life to Western music

For a couple of decades, Seiji Ozawa was one of the most familiar faces in American classical music. He ruled the Boston Symphony Orchestra, one of America’s most venerable and honored orchestras, for a record 29 years

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Top Classical News @topcmnews : How to silence the gods? An operatic masterpiece by Verdi

Guardian Music @guardianmusic : Best albums of 2015: No 10 – Divers by Joanna Newsom

IMG Artists @IMGArtistsUK : Wishing we were in NYC for tonight’s premiere of Marina Abramović & ‘s

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House. Illustration: ROH/The Guardian

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House. Illustration: ROH/The Guardian

(Written on December 7, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news Andris Nelsons has been announced as the new conductor of Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra. One of Britain’s largest exam boards has been forced to include female composers on their A-Level music syllabus, thanks to a student-lead campaign. Also, the speakers for this year’s Game Music Connect event have been revealed.

Guardian

Andris Nelsons is new conductor of Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra

The Latvian born musician will also continue to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra as the basis for ‘a pioneering alliance’

Independent

Exam board forced to include female composers on A-level music syllabus by teenager’s campaign

One of Britain’s biggest exam boards has been forced to change their A-level music syllabus after a teenager won her campaign to ensure female composers were studied on the course.

Classic FM

Sony’s director of music and Batman composer Nick Arundel among the speakers at Game Music Connect

The line-up for this year’s video game music event has been unveiled and boasts appearances from the team behind the music for Alien: Isolation, ‘Avengers’ conductor Allan Wilson and an exclusive screening of a new documentary.

The Strad

Mozart’s sister may have helped compose her brother’s works, scholar suggests

Professor Martin Jarvis claims to have discovered Maria Anna’s musical handwriting

FACT Magazine

FACT mix 512: Max Richter

One of the most respected modern composers delivers his first ever mix.

Die Zeit

Gewandhaus zu LeipzigAndris Nelsons soll neuer Chefdirigent werden

Das Leipziger Gewandhaus hat einen neuen Kapellmeister ernannt. Schon im nächsten Jahr soll der Lette Andris Nelsons das Orchester dirigieren.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Leipzig Andris Nelsons wird Gewandhauskapellmeister

Ein Coup für die Stadt: Schon eine Woche nach Ricardo Chaillys vorzeitigem Abschied als Chefdirigent des Gewandhausorchesters wird ein Nachfolger präsentiert, um den sich seit einigen Jahren die ganze Musikwelt reißt.

Die Welt

Stammen einige Mozart-Werke von seiner Schwester?

Geschlechtergerechtigkeit im Hause Mozart: Bisher stand Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia im Schatten ihres Bruders Wolfgang. Martin Jarvis hat jetzt herausgefunden: Sie konnte mehr als Klavierspielen.

San Francisco Classical Voice

The Art of Healing with Sound

A gentle breeze flows through the spacious living room of Leigh and Carla McKloskey’s hillside home in Malibu. The mood is tranquil by design with people lying on mats or comfortably seated on several soft couches.

Slate

Virtual Reality Could Help Bring New Fans to Classical Music

Classical music and virtual reality are an unlikely combination. In contrast to other VR applications like video games and documentaries, a VR experience for classical music is hard to imagine. What would we even be looking at?

Twitter

Sound and Music: Today is deadline day for our on commissioning fees

Help Musicians UK: Any singers worried about the tiniest change to their voice? answers your queries via

Classical Music: The and announce as the second doctoral composer-in-residence:

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The new program from the Los Angeles Philharmonic is exploring to use VR to reach and engage new generations of fans, starting with the well-known opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

(Written on September 10, 2015 )

In today’s news a new opera to tell the story of  Steve Job’s life is planned for 2017. The stolen Stradivarius violin of Roman Totenberg is found after 35 years and the Boston Symphony Orchestra announces extension of Music Director Andris Nelson’s contract.

The Guardian

Modem Butterfly? New opera to tell life story of Steve Jobs

Santa Fe Opera is to stage The Revolution of Steve Jobs, which will follow the Apple founder as he confronts cancer

BBC News

Stolen Stradivarius violin found 35 years later

A Stradivarius belonging to violin virtuoso Roman Totenberg has been recovered, 35 years it disappeared.

Planet Hugill

Somewhere for the weekend – Presteigne Festival

The Presteigne Festival is now in its 33rd year. Based in Presteigne / Gwyl Llanandras in Radnorshire in the Welsh Marches, the festival manages to cram an enormous amount of vital music making into its six days, running from 27 August to 1 September 2015.

Classical Source

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons announce extension to Mr Nelsons’ contract as BSO Music Director through 2022!

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons have reached an agreement to extend Mr. Nelsons’ contract as BSO Music Director through the 2021-22 season, following his extraordinary first year in that role, having received virtually unanimous praise and universal enthusiasm for his work with the orchestra from critics and audiences alike.

New York Times

Roman Totenberg’s Stolen Stradivarius Is Found After 35 Years

The Stradivarius – which was made in 1734 by Antonio Stradivari and is known as the Ames Stradivarius – disappeared after it was stolen in 1980 from the violin virtuoso Roman Totenberg.

klassik.com

Lebensweg von Steve Jobs kommt auf die Opernbühne

Biographisches Werk soll 2017 in Santa Fe uraufgeführt werden.

FAZ

Bayreuther Wagner-Museum: Zwischen Grusel und Liebe

Völkische Ästhetik und gemütvolle Verlogenheit: Wer sich im neu konzipierten Richard-Wagner-Museum seinen Weg durch Wagners Welt sucht, begegnet den Gespenstern einer vergifteten Rezeptionsgeschichte.

KlassikAkzente

Vorzeitige Verlängerung – Andris Nelsons bleibt bis 2022 Chefdirigent beim Boston Symphony Orchestra

Gerade mal seit einem Jahr schwingt Andris Nelsons das Zepter in Boston und wurde dafür mit einer vorzeitigen Vertragsverlängerung belohnt.

Twitter

Marina Baranova @Baranova_piano: Done! I had the most inspiring recording session ever! With @MartinSauer at #teldexstudio #Berlin. Feeling happy!

Young Euro Classic @YEClassic: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJbt_WVBZjA … The @NYOGB will play at #YoungEuroClassic on August 10!

Welsh National Opera ‏@WNOtweet: Worth a read: http://isclassicalmusicdead.com

The Stradivarius recovered in June was returned on Thursday to the family of the violinist Roman Totenberg. Credit FBI

The Stradivarius recovered in June was returned on Thursday to the family of the violinist Roman Totenberg. Credit FBI

(Written on August 7, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news the Berlin Philharmonic will announce their new chief conductor, Sir Simon Rattle’s successor, on May 11. Again there is a strike at Berliner Staatsoper concerning the Berliner Staatsballett, which cancelled a further show in two weeks. Mike Leigh states that he would never direct an opera again. Composer Patrick Hawes is interviewed on the subject of The Great War Symphony, and International Record Review (IRR) has been dissolved as a result of the death of Barry Irving.

Guardian

Mike Leigh’s Pirates of Penzance: ‘I told them I was going to set it on a spaceship in the 29th century’

Mike Leigh, the great chronicler of real life in all its nitty gritty detail, swore he’d never direct an opera. So why is he tackling Gilbert and Sullivan’s swashbuckler?

Telegraph

The Great War Symphony: how music can honour the fallen

Composer Patrick Hawes will use community music to memorialise the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the First World War. Ivan Hewett speaks to him.

The Times

Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien is more than just a ‘a barihunk’

It’s a perfect symbol of what a hot property Mariusz Kwiecien is that a lamp bursts into flames minutes into our interview.

Classical Music Magazine

International Record Review dissolved

International Record Review (IRR) has been dissolved as a result of the death of Barry Irving, the publication’s founder.

Arts Professional

Manifestos vary in commitment to the arts

All bar UKIP affirm the value of the arts and culture in society, but only The Greens commit to increased funding and a more holistic integration of the arts into social progress.

Berliner Morgenpost

Um ein großer Dirigent zu sein, braucht es eine Utopie

Die Berliner Philharmoniker wählen am 11. Mai den Nachfolger von Simon Rattle. Der neue Chefdirigent muss vieles können, vor allem seine Musiker herausfordern. Aber Pultstars waren schon immer rar.

pizzicato

Erneuter Streik an der Berliner Staatsoper

Das Berliner Staatsballett hat am gestrigen Sonntag zum zweiten Mal innerhalb von zwei Wochen wegen Streiks eine Vorstellung ausfallen lassen.

klassik.com

Jean Nouvel scheitert mit Änderungsplänen für Pariser Philharmonie

Der Architekt der Pariser Philharmonie, Jean Nouvel, ist vor einem Pariser Gericht mit seiner Forderung gescheitert, Änderungen an dem Konzertsaal nach seinen ursprünglichen Plänen vornehmen zu dürfen.

Codex flores

Manze verlängert Vertrag mit NDR Radiophilharmonie

Die NDR Radiophilharmonie hat den Vertrag mit ihrem Chefdirigenten Andrew Manze vorzeitig erneuert.

Le Figaro

Les chanteurs se sentent pousser des ailes

Si la polémique autour de l’affichage pour un concert des Prêtres dans le métro parisien se termine, la musique spirituelle est en pleine vogue.

 

Twitter

klassik.com @klassikcom: Deutscher Musikeditionspreis für zehn Publikationen #Musikpreis #Musikverlag http://klassik.com/?7ZK4x 

Classical Today @classicalToday: Review: Andris Nelsons Makes New York Debut as Boston Symphony Leader http://goo.gl/eYh5lX 

London Philharmonic @LPOrchestra: LPO Soundworks teams with @The_Globe Youth Theatre in May for an exciting new creative project for 14-19 year olds: http://lpo.uk/1GTwW4G 

Ein Stardirigent, der sich selbst zum Schöpfer stilisiert: Philharmoniker-Chefdirigent Herbert von Karajan, hier bei Dreharbeiten zum "Carmen"-Film 1967 Foto: picture-alliance / Sven Simon

Ein Stardirigent, der sich selbst zum Schöpfer stilisiert: Philharmoniker-Chefdirigent Herbert von Karajan, hier bei Dreharbeiten zum “Carmen”-Film 1967
Foto: picture-alliance / Sven Simon

(Written on April 20, 2015 )