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In today’s news, The Telegraph asks whether opera can save our children, Ivan Hewett argues that music ought to be robust enough to communicate across a variety of acoustics, Gunther Schuller dies at the age of 89, Nadine Koutcher wins the main prize at the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) releases a statement following a judicial review addressing the issue of fair remuneration for private copying. Berlin Philharmonic have found a new Chief Conductor, Mariss Jansons talks about faith and religion, Simone Young bids goodbye to the Hamburger Staatsoper and ‘Voodoo’ Opera, by the African-American composer H. Lawrence Freeman, is revived.

The Telegraph

Can opera save our children?

CGI blockbusters and brain-numbing video games are damaging our children’s imaginations and impoverishing their lives. Can opera help?

Do acoustics actually matter?

Music ought to be robust enough to communicate across a variety of acoustics, says Ivan Hewett

The Guardian

Gunther Schuller, Pulitzer-winning jazz and classical musician, dies aged 89

Horn player, educator and composer was leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music

Classical Music Magazine

Nadine Koutcher wins 2015 Cardiff Singer

Nadine Koutcher has won the main prize at the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

ISM responds to judicial review addressing remuneration for private copying

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has released a statement following a judicial review addressing the issue of fair remuneration for private copying.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Halsschmuck mit Haltung

Kein Dirigentenstab, sondern eine Kette mit einem Kreuz ist für den Dirigenten Mariss Jansons unverzichtbar. Dabei ist es ihm egal, ob er sie trägt oder ob sie auf dem Nachttisch liegt

Der Tagesspiegel

Kirill Petrenko soll neuer Chefdirigent der Philharmoniker werden

Die Berliner Philharmoniker haben sich überraschend auf einen neuen Chefdirigenten geeinigt: Kirill Petrenko soll Simon Rattle 2018 ablösen.

Die Welt

Sie ist eine Beherrscherin des Betriebs

Eine Frau, auf die man zweimal schauen muss: Die australische Dirigentin Simone Young verlässt nach zehn Jahren als Intendantin und Generalmusikdirektorin die Hamburgische Staatsoper. Eine Begegnung.

The New York Times

‘Voodoo,’ Opera by the African-American Composer H. Lawrence Freeman, Is Revived

He was described as a black Wagner in the late 19th century, went on to write more than 20 operas and formed the Negro Grand Opera Company, which he once conducted at Carnegie Hall.

Forbes

Kirill Petrenko New Chief Conductor Of The Berlin Philharmonic

Radio Berlin-Brandenburg reports that the Berlin Philharmonic has elected Kirill Petrenko as their new music director and successor to Simon Rattle.

Twitter

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: Belarus soprano wins Cardiff Singer of the World

klassik.com @klassikcom: Komponist und Musiker Gunther ist tot

Classicalite @Classicalite: The Next Generation of 3D-Printed Musical Instruments Are Worthy of a Movie

Gunther Schuller wrote more than 200 compositions, including solo and orchestral works, chamber music, opera and jazz. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian

Gunther Schuller wrote more than 200 compositions, including solo and orchestral works, chamber music, opera and jazz. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian

(Written on June 22, 2015 )

BBC News

Cardiff Singer of the World: Jamie Barton wins top prize

A mezzo-soprano from the United States has been crowned the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

The Guardian

Lucy Parham: My voyage round Debussy

Pianist Lucy Parham on the challenge of capturing the private world of Debussy in an evening of words and music, with the help of Henry Goodman and Sam West

Gramophone

Jonas Kaufmann records debut album for Sony Classical

‘The Verdi Album’ is due for release in September – the first in an exclusive long-term recording agreement

BBC News

Does sex sell in classical music?

Jenni Murray, the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, made her debut as a conductor today with the BBC Philharmonic and the Overture to Bizet’s Carmen for a special edition of the programme.

Daily Express

Opera singer Renee Fleming axes concert in Lebanon

American opera star Renee Fleming has pulled out of plans to perform in Lebanon due to the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Syria.

BBC Music Magazine

Survey shows that 8/10 people listen to classical music

YouGov poll finds more people listen to classical music at home than in concert halls

Der Tagesspiegel

“Foreign Affairs”: Der neue Festivalleiter im Gespräch

Seit diesem Jahr leitet Matthias von Hartz das Festival „Foreign Affairs“ der Berliner Festspiele. Im Tagesspiegel-Interview spricht er über das Theater von morgen, die Konkurrenz in Berlin und sein Bekenntnis zur Masse.

jamies news

(Written on June 24, 2013 )

The Guardian

Cardiff Singer of the World: is a beautiful voice enough?

As the 30th Cardiff Singer of the World competition nears its climax, we ask the experts what it takes to triumph

Gramophone

South African Pumeza Matshikiza signs to Decca Classics

The soprano’s debut album will chart her journey from Cape Town to Europe

Classic Fm

Lighthouse and orchestra of ships to premiere new piece

Marking the demise of the land-based foghorn, a brass band accompanied by an orchestra of ships and a lighthouse will perform a special requiem tomorrow.

The Telegraph

Apollo and Dionysus at Mansion House

Ivan Hewett analyses the ancient fight between Dionysus and Apollo which will be represented in miniature in a concert later this month.

Newsday

Yamaha Announces Winners of 2013 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition

Eleven winners to attend weekend at Ball State University.

BBC Classical Music 

New study says clapping is contagious

A study suggests applause has little relation to the quality of a performance

Der Tagesspiegel

Fiedeln im Freien

Heute ist Sommeranfang – und Fête de la Musique. An jeder Ecke wird gespielt und gesungen. Die ganz normalen Straßenmusiker wissen, wie man das Publikum begeistert. Wir haben ein paar getroffen.

 

(Written on June 21, 2013 )

Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day. If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!


BBC News

Cultural Olympiad: has it had any impact?

Will Gompertz explains why it has so far had little impact whilst Tony Hall, chair of the event, defends it.

Stradivarius violin sold for £9.8m at charity auction

The money will go towards disaster relief in Japan.


Guardian

Dutch courage needed in face of classical music funding cuts

Dutch music is under threat due to culture cuts.


Classical Music

Moldovan Soprano Valentina Nafornita wins Cardiff Singer of the World

Nafornita also won the Audience Prize, while the song prize went to Ukrainian baritone Andrei Bondarenko.

(Written on June 21, 2011 )