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In today’s Classical News, Colin Currie launches a record label dedicated to drumming, and Baroque at the Edge announces its inaugural programme. The V&A rescues an archive charting the decline of Wilton’s Music Hall, and the ECHO Classical Awards are announced.

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Colin Currie launches record label

Percussionist Colin Currie is to launch his own record label, beginning with a recording of Steve Reich’s Drumming, due in March 2018.

Helios Collective announces Formations Masterclasses 2017

The Helios Collective has announced the programme for this year’s Formations masterclasses, which will showcase two new commissions and a revival.

Early Music Today

Programme for Baroque at the Edge announced

The inaugural Baroque at the Edge Festival will take place 5-7 January 2018.

Created by those behind the London Festival of Baroque Music, the three-day event comprises seven concerts. Lindsay Kemp and Lucy Bending have invited leading musicians from a range of genres to take the music of the Baroque era and see where it leads them.

The Guardian

V&A rescues treasures from historic Wilton’s Music Hall archive

An archive recording the glory days as well as the decay and near collapse of Wilton’s Music Hall has been acquired by the V&A theatre collection.

New York Times

La Bohème: Should opera’s most beloved classic be changed?

So forget should you do a new “Bohème”: Can you do a new — a really new — “Bohème”? Is there an approach to this work that isn’t just moving the attic stove, a fixture of the libretto, from stage right to left to center?

The New Yorker

Soundtracks worth a listen separate from their cinematic counterparts

The film and music industries are old friends, and as films have evolved so has their music. Over the past few decades, this sometimes haphazard relationship has produced many odd and unpredictable movie soundtracks.  

Billboard

Spotify U.K. Reports $312M Revenue, 7.1M Monthly Active Users in 2016

Sustained subscriber growth and a rise in advertising revenue helped Spotify’s U.K. arm make significant gains in 2016.

ECHO Classical Music Awards: Joyce DiDonato, Jonas Kaufmann, Boston Symphony Among Winners

Hamburg’s stunning Elbphilharmonie concert hall, inaugurated just seven months ago, was abuzz on Sunday night as it played host to the annual German ECHO Klassic Awards. Among the winners were stars such as the American singer Joyce DiDonato, the Italian piano player Maurizio Pollini and the South African violin player Daniel Hope. American Kent Nagano, who helmed the Philharmonische Staatsorchester Hamburg throughout the evening, got the ECHO as conductor of the year.

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Music History  in 1768 Death of Italian Francesco Maria

Classical Music News  David Lewiston Sharpe premiere to mark Reformation

Image: Baroque at the Edge

(Written on October 31, 2017 )

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In today’s news: Here’s why Alondra de la Parra is one of the most exciting new conductors in years, British startup MelodyVR has scored another coup – signing a partnership with Universal Music Group. A dialogue with artistic director Serge Dorny, Märzmusik Festival: an evening in honour of Julius Eastman, and mezzo-soprano Geneviève Tschumi wins Telemann Competition.

Classicfm

Here’s why Alondra de la Parra is one of the most exciting new conductors in years

The young Mexican conductor is changing classical music from the inside

Music Business Worldwide

UNIVERSAL INKS DEAL WITH MELODYVR FOR ‘REVOLUTIONARY MUSIC VR EXPERIENCES’

British startup MelodyVR has scored another coup – signing a partnership with Universal Music Group to co-produce and distribute ‘revolutionary virtual reality music experiences’ featuring artists from UMG’s roster.

The Guradian

BBC must now do for arts what it has done for science, says R4 culture boss

With mathematicians, physicists and doctors dominating much of the airtime on BBC Radio 4, science coverage has never had it so good. But is it time to restore some balance?

The Violin Channel

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 – Aged 73

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Zurück in die Zukunft

Retro ist die neue Mode im Operngeschäft: Der Intendant der Oper Lyon verrät, was es mit Zweitverwertung, Meisterwerken und langweiligem Designertheater auf sich hat.

Der Tagesspiegel

Minimale Strukturen, maximale Wirkung

Start des Märzmusik-Festivals: Ein Abend zu Ehren des US-Komponisten Julius Eastman

klassik.com

Mezzosopranistin Geneviève Tschumi gewinnt Telemann-Wettbewerb

Hauptpreisträgerin auch mit zwei Sonderpreisen ausgezeichnet

WXQR.org

Exclusive Music Video: Colin Jacobsen’s ‘Ascending Bird,’ Featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s cello concerto Azul was first commissioned for Yo-Yo Ma by the Boston Symphony, and received its premiere in 2006. Now, over 10 years later, Azul is seeing its first studio release.

Musical Chairs

Musicians must keep Britain in tune with EU after Brexit, says Ashkenazy

The veteran Russian pianist and conductor defends our common European culture

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Music History @todays_classical in 1918 Birth of German Bernd Alois .

klassik.com @klassikcom Geraubte nach 35 Jahren wieder vor Publikum erklungen

Einmal im Jahr stellt er an seiner Oper eine große Hausaufgabe: Serge Dorny. © Malte Jaeger_laif

 

(Written on March 20, 2017 )