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In today’s news: Lawrence Brownlee, one of the world’s leading bel canto stars, touches on the subject of race in America, the BSO Brass Ensemble to perform at Milton Abbey, Berlin Phil launches amateur orchestra competition, Israeli musician Myrna Herzog’s viola da gamba which was built in London in 1685 by Father Edward Lewis, is destroyed after travelling in the hold of an Alitalia flight, magazine “Melody & Rhythm” to cease operation this year, European Heritage Year 2018 opens in Hamburg, 5 reasons why you should make musical practice your resolution of 2018, Tyrolean Festival Erl sees a spike in visitors this year.

The Guardian

Black voices matter: Lawrence Brownlee on driving change in opera

The US-born tenor has gone from singing in church to the International Opera awards. Now he’s tackling something personal: the issue of race in America.

Dorset Echo

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble to play Milton Abbey

The quintet will play in the stunning setting of Milton Abbey at Milton Abbas on January 20.

Evening News

Pianist Joanna MacGregor launches Norwich Assembly House recital series

The globe-trotting renowned pianist returns to Norwich in the first of new series of lunchtime classical music concerts.

Classical Music

Berlin Phil launches amateur orchestra competition

The project will offer amateur musicians the chance to play under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle on the stage of the Berlin Philharmonie.

The Strad

Viola da gamba travelling in the hold for Alitalia flight destroyed by baggage handlers

Instrument belonging to early music specialist Myrna Herzog could be beyond effective repair.


Erneutes Ende für Musikzeitschrift «Melodie & Rhythmus»

Die nächste Ausgabe des zuletzt vierteljährlich erschienenen «Magazins für Gegenkultur» könne nicht mehr erscheinen, teilte der Verlag 8. Mai GmbH in Berlin mit.

Europäisches Kulturerbejahr 2018 wird in Hamburg eröffnet

Mit einem Festakt im Hamburger Rathaus wird am Montag (16.00 Uhr) das Europäische Kulturerbejahr 2018 in Deutschland eröffnet.


Tiroler Festspielwinter mit gestiegenen Besucherzahlen

Die Tiroler Festspiele Erl beendeten am gestrigen 7. Januar ihren 6. Festspielwinter und melden erneut eine Steigerung der Besucherzahlen gegenüber dem Vorjahr.

france musique

Pourquoi vous mettre à la musique devrait être LA bonne résolution de l’année

Vous rêvez de vous lancer dans la pratique d’un instrument ou du chant, mais hésitez à franchir le pas ? Voici cinq arguments – science à l’appui – pour vous convaincre que la pratique musicale devrait être LA bonne résolution de l’année !


  in 1896 Birth of Czech Jaromir in Prague.


© Stephan Rabold

(Written on January 8, 2018 )

In today’s news: Holden Madagame goes from mezzo soprano to tenor, vinyl industry continues to rise, INES announces first acts to be part of the talent exchange programme. Also, RAM appoints Nikolaj Znaider as visiting professor of music, New York City Ballet investigates sexual harassment claim against its longtime leader Peter Martins and study reveals the cause of fascination for negative emotions in music. 


Millions of Brits never attend opera because it’s ‘too posh’, ‘too long’ and ‘too expensive’, survey finds

Uncertainty over appropriate etiquette relating to applause and toilet breaks also deters public from attending performances of Carmen, La Boheme and The Barber of Seville.

Holden Madagame: The trans opera singer who went from mezzo soprano to tenor

The performer, who was accepted by the Glyndebourne Academy to work on his vocal technique after taking testosterone, talks about finally being accepted by the opera world .

Classical Music

Vinyl sales continue to rise

More than 1 million vinyl LPs are expected to be purchased this December, according to the BPI.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra wins National Dementia Friendly Award

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has won a National Dementia Friendly Award in the Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year – Small and Medium category.

Music Teacher

RAM appoints Nikolaj Znaider as visiting professor

The Royal Academy of Music has appointed violinist and conductor Nikolaj Znaider as Viotti visiting professor of music.

Music Business Worldwide

First acts chosen for innovation network of European showcases exchange

Almost 100 European acts have been selected to be part of the talent exchange programme of the Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES).

The New York Times

New York City Ballet Investigates Sexual Harassment Claim Against Peter Martins

Peter Martins, the longtime leader of New York City Ballet, has been removed from teaching his weekly class at the School of American Ballet while the two organizations jointly investigate an accusation of sexual harassment against him.

Codex Flores

Weshalb uns negative Emotionen in der Musik faszinieren

Was reizt uns an einem Musikstück, das negative Emotionen in uns hervorruft? Forscher des Max-Planck-Instituts für empirische Ästhetik haben ein psychologisches Erklärungsmodell für dieses scheinbar paradoxe Phänomen entwickelt. 


Evan Christ bleibt bis 2014 Generalmusikdirektor in Cottbus

Die für das Staatstheater Cottbus zuständige Brandenburgische Kulturstiftung hat die Verträge von Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ und von Intendant Martin Schüler bis zum 31. Juli 2024 verlängert.


Komponist Beat Furrer wird Mitglied des Österreichischen Kunstsenats

Der gebürtige Schweizer tritt in dem 21-köpfigen Gremium, das die Anliegen der Kunst in der Öffentlichkeit vertritt, an die Stelle der im letzten Jahr verstorbenen Ilse Aichinger. Im Kunstsenat kann nur Mitglied werden, wer mit dem Großen Österreichischen Staatspreis ausgezeichnet worden ist; Furrer erhielt die Auszeichnung im Jahr 2014.

Platea Magazine

Davide Livermore anuncia hoy su dimisión al frente del Palau de Les Arts 

El argumento principal de fondo es la falta de apoyo institucional que ha encontrado por parte del Gobierno valenciano. Livermore anunciará hoy lo que es una decisión irrevocable, llevado por motivos personales y profesionales. 


 Barbara Hannigan: « Ich mache keinen künstlerischen Unterschied zwischen moderner Musik, Klassik oder Barock »

Image: © Beloborod/Shutterstock

(Written on December 5, 2017 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

Film score composers should be treated as ‘seriously’ as Mozart and Tchaikovsky, Royal Albert Hall director says

Film scores should be treated as “serious” classical music, with modern composers doing a similar job as Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Puccini, a director of the Royal Albert Hall argues.

The Guardian

Michael Nyman on his Hillsborough Memorial: ‘It can only have an emotional purpose’

The uncompromising composer talks about how his popular success means he is still an outsider, and how the 1989 Liverpool football tragedy made him feel personally guilty.

Classic FM

Aled Jones and Joyce DiDonato receive RAM fellowship

Classic FM presenter and singer Aled Jones and soprano Joyce DiDonato have both been honoured with a fellowship by the Royal Academy of Music.

Classic FM

Hans Zimmer announces London concerts for October

The film composer legend and Classic BRIT Award-winner Hans Zimmer has announced two London concerts to take place in October.

Classical Music Magazine

Lottery funded NPOs include Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Opera North and WNO

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Welsh National Opera are among 99 of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations whose entire 2015-18 funding award will originate from the National Lottery.

The New York Times

Small Army, Philharmonic in Tow

Behind the scenes of the huge logistical undertaking that is the New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Parks series.

The New York Times

Downloads in Decline as Streamed Music Soars

Americans used streaming platforms to listen to 70.3 billion songs in the first half of 2014, as CD sales and downloads declined.

Epoch Times

Video: Why Some People Just Don’t Like Music

For many people, enjoying music results in noticeable physical reactions – sweaty palms or a shiver down the spine. Music can cause the release of dopamine in your body, which provides a feeling of immense pleasure and reward.

Die Welt 

Christoph Willibald Gluck, galanter Schreckensmann

Vor 300 Jahren wurde Christoph Willibald Gluck geboren. Er war der folgenreichste Opernstar des 18. Jahrhunderts, doch heute gilt der Komponist vorwiegend als historische Größe. Das sollte nicht sein.


Auf der Straße der Romantik zum Unesco-Welterbe

Drei Länder, ein Klang: Der MDR Musiksommer lässt Mitteldeutschland erblühen.

Der Standard

Wiener Staatsoper meldet Einnahmen- und Besucherrekorde, aber Auslastung leicht gesunken

Einnahmen konnten von 33,06 Millionen auf 33,51 Millionen Euro gesteigert, auch Besucherzahlen stiegen leicht.

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Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer in the 1961 film version of West Side Story
Photo: Everett Collection/Rex Feature


(Written on July 4, 2014 )


Revealed: the violent, thuggish world of the young JS Bach

John Eliot Gardiner’s research has shattered ‘sanitised’ versions of the composer’s life


Mozart music best for council calls put on hold

Local authorities use Mozart’s pieces more than those of any other artist when making callers wait in a queue on the end of a phone line, according to a Freedom of Information survey.

New York Magazine

Hecklers at the Met Call for Gay Rights in Russia

The opening night of  a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, conducted by Valery Gergiev, Putin’s kapellmeister, and starring Anna Netrebko, who signed Putin’s election manifesto, was greeted by hecklers inside and outside of the building. Objecting to Putin’s anti-gay laws, four protesters were escorted off the premises of the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Los Angeles Times

‘Set Chopin Free’ Kickstarter campaign surpasses its goal

Observing Chopin’s 200th birthday in 2010, composer Aaron Dunn conceived an ambitious project: Raise money with a Kickstarter campaign to hire a professional orchestra to record the 245 works of Chopin and make them available free on his open culture website Musopen. The campaign has surpassed its goal with 31 days remaining.

Classic FM Online

BSO becomes Classic FM’s latest partner orchestra

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has been announced as Classic FM’s Orchestra in the South of England. The new partnership intends to extend the orchestra’s music-making to even wider audiences.

“Mozart fulfils me” says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is known for his love of opera, but now he’s revealed his wide-ranging taste in other classical music in the first major interview of his papacy. “Among musicians I love Mozart, of course,” the Pope said. “The ‘Et incarnatus est’ from his Mass in C minor is matchless; it lifts you to God!”

Classical Music Magazine

Unfit for purpose? Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall in the CS spotlight

The inadequacies of Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall as a concert venue have once again come under scrutiny in a Music Sector Review commissioned by Creative Scotland. This latest report points out that the venue is ‘by its nature, insufficiently flexible and not well suited for many events because as a listed building any major alterations are not possible’.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine


(Written on September 24, 2013 )