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In today’s news: The shortlists for the 13th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards have been announced, Jude Kelly CBE will step down as artistic director of the Southbank Centre in May and San Francisco Opera reveals 2018/2019 season. Also, Alisa Weilerstein joins Trondheim Soloists as Artistic Partner, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig gets its own commemorative coin and the Austrian Court of Audit criticizes the Vienna State Opera.

Classical Music

BBC Music Magazine reveals 2018 Awards nominations

The shortlists for the 13th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards have been announced.

Jude Kelly to leave Southbank Centre

Jude Kelly CBE will step down as artistic director of the Southbank Centre in May.

Associated Studios and Rose Bruford College launch opera degree

The three-year course combines intensive practical opera training, delivered by leading opera practitioners, and online academic learning.

Opera Now

San Francisco Opera reveals 2018/2019 season

The new season includes nine operas presented in eight productions new to the company.

The Strad

Alisa Weilerstein joins Trondheim Soloists as Artistic Partner

Initial two-year contract will see MacArthur “genius grant” winning American cellist embark on touring and recording projects and coincides with her move to audiophile record label Pentatone.

Nottingham Post

Nottingham’s classical music hero Sheku set for debut album launch

Shostakovich meets Bob Marley in young cellist’s CD.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify launches multimedia feature Spotlight

The multimedia format will introduce a visual element to audio content including podcasts, audiobooks, playlist and news.

Musik Heute

Bregenzer Festspiele verlängern für weitere “Carmen”

Die Bregenzer Festspiele zeigen in diesem Sommer eine weitere “Carmen”-Vorstellung. Damit werde die Oper von Georges Bizet an insgesamt 29 Abenden aufgeführt.

Klassik.com

Staatsoper Wien: Rechnungshof stellt Kartenvergabe infrage

Der österreichische Rechnungshof hat eine Rohfassung seines Prüfungsberichtes vorgelegt, der die Geschäftsjahre 2011/12 sowie 2014/15 betrifft. Die Prüfungsstelle moniert darin insbesondere die ihrer Auffassung nach undurchsichtige Vergabe von Eintrittskarten an Kartenbüros und Vereine.

SWR2

Sterlingsilber für ehrwürdiges Orchester

Für Ehrungen und Würdigungen gibt es mannigfache Möglichkeiten. Neben Tulpensorten und Sonderbriefmarken sind auch Münzen sehr beliebt. Eine Neue würdigt das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.

Platea Magazine

Accidente en el Teatro Regio de Turín: se precipita parte de la escenografía de “Turandot”

Según informan medios locales, durante la representación de Turandot de esta noche en el Teatro Regio de Turín parte de la escenografía se ha precipitado hiriendo al menos a dos coristas, sin pronóstico grave.

Raquel Andueza suspende sus conciertos durante los próximos meses para “fortalecer su aparato fonador”

Mediante un comunicado en sus redes sociales, la intérprete Raquel Andueza informaba ayer de que suspende todos sus compromisos durantel los próximos meses para “fortalecer su apartado fonador”.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1955 Birth of English Simon

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(Written on January 19, 2018 )

In today’s news: Philharmonia app for PlayStation, Lichfiel Garrick has a classical twist, and Beatles manager get honoured by tribute. Ainars Rubikis becomes the new principal conductor of the Komische Oper Berlin, and Karel Mark Chichon, principal conductor of the Deutsche Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern steps down. The National Symphony Orchestra records a vinyl album.

The Guardian

Artist’s tribute to Beatles manager

Turner prize winner honours Brian Epstein for 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper album

Classical Music Magazine

Philharmonia launches app on PlayStationVR

The Philharmonia Orchestra has become the first symphony orchestra to release a VR app on the PlayStationVR platform.

The Telegraph

From Monty Python to Louis Armstrong: the 78 best funeral songs

Which songs are played the most at funerals?

Burton Mail

Julian Lloyd Webber pays a visit to Repton School to judge music competition

Acclaimed musician Julian Lloyd Webber has praised the high standard of music teaching and abilities at Repton School.

Lichfield Live

The Opera Boys bring a classical twist to the Lichfield Garrick

Classical crossover will be on offer as the Opera Boys come to Lichfield.

Tagesspiegel

Komische Oper: Neuer Generalmusikdirektor

Nach Tagesspiegel-Informationen wird der Lette Ainars Rubikis an der Komischen Oper Nachfolger des Musikchefs Henrik Nánási. Der dirigierte zum Abschied Mahlers Vierte.

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Karel Mark Chichon, Chefdirigent der Deutschen Radio Philharmonie, zurückgetreten

Saarbrücken – Der Chefdirigent der Deutschen Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Karel Mark Chichon, hat nach Angaben des Saarländischen Rundfunks (SR) seinen sofortigen Rücktritt erklärt.

concerti

Ein Stück Amerika am Bodensee

Beim Bodenseefestival gibt es vier Wochen lang Klassik, Jazz, Tanz, Schauspiel sowie Literatur aus den USA zu entdecken

BBC news

One orchestra’s one-take wonder

The National Symphony Orchestra has made a “direct cut” album, recorded straight to vinyl.

Mail Online

Met Opera faces questions as it marks big anniversary

The Metropolitan Opera is pulling out the finery this weekend to mark its golden anniversary at New York’s Lincoln Center, but the celebration comes at a tough moment for opera in the United States.

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong Ballet updates Carmen for the modern age, setting it in an Asian garment factory to a partly rock score

Choreographers Yuh Egami and Ricky Hu talk about moving Bizet’s ballet to contemporary Asia, changing the characters around and using a score from 1967 with additions by Hong Kong rock musician Mike Orange.

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Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo will be one of the stars of the Met Opera’s anniversary bash

(Written on May 8, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, French government increases cultural spending, York Minster fires all of its bell ringers, and violinist plays Habanera one-handed. Also, Philadelphia hosts major classical competition, and Novi Sad becomes European Capital of Culture 2021.

International Arts Manager

French government to increase cultural spending

The French government have announced a huge increase in the country’s cultural budget. €3.6bn has been set aside for the Department of Culture and Communication, a 5.5 per cent increase on the previous year. It equates to just over one per cent of the France’s entire budget.

Opera Now Magazine

Independent Opera announces 2016/17 vocal scholars and postgraduate fellows

Soprano Katie Lowe will join bass baritone Milan Siljanov as an Independent Opera postgraduate voice fellow for 2016/17.

Classic Fm

York Minster sacks all of its bell ringers, no peal to welcome in Christmas morning

Every year since the Middle Ages the 56 bells of York Minster have marked Remembrance Sunday and Christmas – but this year the historic bells won’t ring out because all of the Minster’s bell ringing volunteers have been sacked.

Violinist can play Habanera one-handed while bouncing a ping pong ball in time to the music

This violinist from Polish musical cabaret act MozART Group demonstrates an impressive skill-set in his memorable performance of Habanera from Bizet’s opera Carmen.

Classical Music Magazine

Philadelphia to host major classical competition

Astral will present the winners of its 2016 National Auditions at its inaugural winners’ concert on 26 October. The event will feature performances from pianist Congcong Chai, violinist Timothy Chooi, pianist Natalia Kazaryan, violinist Katie Hyun, harpist Emily Levin, pianist Zhenni Li, and the Rolston String Quartet.

The New York Times

ICE’s Founder, Claire Chase, Will Relinquish Leadership Role

Ms. Chase is stepping down from her leadership position to become, in her words, a member of the band, and to be able to devote more time to her blossoming career as a soloist.

klassik.com

Novi Sad wird Europäische Kulturhauptstadt 2021

Mit der serbischen Stadt wird zum ersten Mal die Stadt eines Landes ausgewählt, das zu den EU-Beitrittskandidaten gehört.

jetzt.de

Musiker erstellen Anti-Trump-Playlist mit 30 Tracks

Der Schriftsteller Dave Eggers hat für sein Projekt “30 Days, 30 Songs” ziemlich bekannte Musiker versammelt. Bis zur US-Wahl am 8. November soll täglich ein Track erscheinen, zu hören in einer Spotify-Playlist.

Klassik heute

9. Impuls-Festival für Neue Musik Sachsen-Anhalt

Das Eröffnungskonzert findet am Donnerstag, 20. Oktober, 20 Uhr, unter dem Sternenhimmel des Steintor-Varietés in Halle statt und lädt zu einem fulminanten Festivalauftakt ein. Das MDR Sinfonieorchester unter Kristjan Järvi präsentiert ein Programm mit Beschleunigungscharakter.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Sopranistin Anush Hovhannisyan gewinnt Stella Maris-Wettbewerb

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Julia Hülsmann bekommt SWR Jazzpreis am 25.10.: Der gemeinsam vom SWR und dem Land Rheinland-Pfa…

Music History @today_classical in 1849 Death of Frederic in Paris.

York Minster. Photo Credits @ Classic Fm.

York Minster. Photo Credits @ Classic Fm.

(Written on October 17, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, jury president of the Carl Nielsen Competition disagrees with the jury’s choice, 16-year-old Andrew Woolcock has been announced as winner of the BBC Young Musician percussion category final and Meryl Streep explains how to become an opera diva. Also, Turkey intervenes in concert project from the Dresdner Sinfoniker and king of rumba Papa Wemba dies during concert.

Pizzicato

Nielsen Competition: Jury President Disagrees With Jury’s Choice

Nikolaj Znaider, Jury President of the Carl Nielsen competition, has publicly disagreed with the result of the semi-finals.

Classical-music.com

BBC Young Musician percussion winner announced

16-year-old Andrew Woolcock has been announced as the winner of the BBC Young Musician percussion category final.

Classic FM

Meryl Streep’s guide to being an opera diva

The brilliant actress has been getting into character as the larger-than-life diva Florence Foster Jenkins for her latest film.

FAZ

Türkei interveniert gegen Konzert

Die Dresdner Sinfoniker widmen ihr Konzertprojekt „Aghet“ dem Genozid an den Armeniern vor hundert Jahren. Nun fordert die Türkei, die Produktion nicht weiter zu fördern – und hat bereits einen Teilsieg errungen.

Klassik.com

Preise der Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung verliehen

Die diesjährigen Preise der Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung für junge, hochbegabte Musiker im Bereich der klassischen zeitgenössischen Musik gehen an die Geigerin Agata Nowak, den Fagottisten Miguel Ángel Pérez Domingo und den Posaunisten Alexandre Mastrangelo.

Musik Heute

Staatsoper Hannover startet mit Ivan Repušić in neue Spielzeit

Die Staatsoper Hannover geht mit ihrem neuen Generalmusikdirektor Ivan Repušić in die Spielzeit 2016/17. Der kroatische Dirigent tritt die Nachfolge von Karen Kamensek an.

El Pais

El cantante congoleño Papa Wemba muere en un concierto en Costa de Marfil

Conocido como el rey de la rumba congoleña, su fallecimiento ha conmocionado el país africano

hoyesarte.com

Carmen, lecturas de un mito

Casa del Lector (Madrid) acoge la exposición ‘Carmen. Lecturas de un mito’, que incluye más de 450 piezas de 40 museos y bibliotecas de toda Europa centradas en la mítica figura creada por Prosper Mérimée en 1845.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM We asked Meryl Streep for her tips on being an incredible opera diva…

The Strad @TheStadMag ‘I do not like hearing Mozart, whose style is founded on singing, without …’

klassik.com @klassikcom Weimarer Kunstfest 2019 vor dem Aus?

Photograph: Classic FM

Photograph: Classic FM

(Written on April 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today: new Steinway flagship store opens in New York, a huge donation is made to the Royal Danish Opera, and André Rieu launches a new waltz for the Queen’s 90th birthday. Also, Christopher Renshaw’s ‘Carmen la Cubana’ will open at the Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, and New Zealand String Quartet appoints new second violinist.

Rhinegold Publishing

Huge donation set to make the Royal Danish Opera great again

An unspecified donation has been made to the Royal Danish Opera of ‘hundreds of millions’ of kroner – tens of millions of UK pounds – by the AP Møller Foundation. The grant will be used to strengthen the company’s core repertoire, to offer discount tickets for younger and older patrons, and to assist with the Copenhagen Opera House’s sizeable infrastructure, heating and lighting costs.

Classic FM

André Rieu launches brand new waltz for HM The Queen

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, the King of the Waltz has written a brand new piece of music titled ‘The Windsor Waltz’.

The Strad

New Zealand String Quartet appoints new second violinist

Australian musician Monique Lapins replaces Douglas Beilman, who performed with the ensemble for 26 years.

theguardian

Carmen with cha-cha-cha: adaptation with all Cuban cast opens in Paris

Reimagined in 1950s Cuba and directed by Christopher Renshaw, Carmen la Cubana will open at the Théâtre du Châtelet over 140 years after Paris debut.

Classical Music

BBC Young Musician keyboard winner announced

15-year-old Jackie Campbell has won the keyboard category final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition.

Guardian

What I’m really thinking: the orchestral musician

Musician gives an honest insider’s view into the less glamorous aspects of being a professional orchestral musician.

The Strad

Patrons should buy modern instruments for young musicians, says violin maker Stefan-Peter Greiner

In conversation with Pauline Harding, the German luthier discusses his ideas on sound adjustment, ‘Stradivari frequencies’ and creating the ideal working environment.

WQXR

Steinway’s Grand Design: A Modern Temple to the Piano

The new Steinway flagship store has opened on Avenue of the Americas, New York.

Telegraph

Pianist, teacher, writer and broadcaster Jeremy Siepman dies aged 74

Jeremy Siepman carved an entertaining niche bringing to life the works of the great composers through a multitude of books, recordings and broadcasts.

MUSIK HEUTE

Frankfurter Musikmesse zieht positives Fazit

Die Frankfurter Musikmesse hat zum Abschluss ein positives Fazit gezogen. Die Schau und ihre Begleitmesse Prolight+Sound zogen wie im Vorjahr knapp 110.000 Besucher aus rund 130 Ländern an.

BR-KLASSIK

Mehr Klassik im BR Fernsehen

Klassische Konzerte, Dokumentationen und das Klassikmagazin “KlickKlack” – ab Montag, den 11. April startet das BR Fernsehen mit einem neuen Programmschema.

Deutscher Musikrat

Hannes Reich gewinnt den 2. Deutschen Chordirigentenpreis

Beim gestrigen Finalkonzert mit dem RIAS Kammerchor vergab der Deutsche Musikrat zum zweiten Mal die mit 5.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung an einen jungen Dirigenten.

Twitter

Opera News @Operanews Waltraud Meier says it’s easier to remember the text of a 6 hour Wagner opera than her acceptance speech! #ONAwards

Top Classical Music News @topcmnews Austria’s new interior minister is a professional musician #ClassicalMusic

BR KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK Das Geheimnis wird gelüftet. #Elbphilharmonie Eröffnungssaison jetzt im Livestream

The new Steinway flagship store has opened on Avenue of the Americas. Photograph: Chris Payn for WQXR

The new Steinway flagship store has opened on Avenue of the Americas. Photograph: Chris Payn for WQXR

(Written on April 11, 2016 )

Classical Music News

Guardian

How Bizet’s Carmen became a male prostitute

What can Bizet’s great opera – and the globetrotting singers who perform it – tell us about our own disconnected lives? Playwright Simon Stephens on how the characters and music of Carmen inspired his play about love, loss and emptiness

Telegraph

Censoring Valentina Lisitsa shames the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Freedom of speech means Russian pianist Valentina Lisitsa must be allowed to perform despite her politics, says Ivan Hewett

Classical Source

A national celebration of classical music for inaugural BBC Music Day 

BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Performing Groups take part in BBC Music’s inaugural BBC Music Day with unique broadcasts and events across the United Kingdom on Friday 5 June

Sinfini Music

Royal Opera Season Announcement

The Royal Opera House today announced their 2015/16 season, featuring eight new productions, two world premieres and a major role debut for Joyce DiDonato.

Huffington Post

Can Classical Music Be Cool?

Karim Hakimzadeh: Like many other kids, I was pushed to learn an instrument when I was growing up.

Der Tagesspiegel

Wiedersehen macht Freude

2015/16 wird Tugan Sokhievs letzte Saison mit dem DSO, er verlässt nach nur vier Jahren Berlin. Jetzt hat das Orchester seine Pläne für die kommende Spielzeit vorgestellt.

Kurier

Robert Meyer bleibt Volksopern-Direktor

Kulturminister Ostermayer gibt am Mittwochvormittag seine Entscheidung bekannt

pizzicato

Philip Glass wins Glenn Gould Prize

American composer Philip Glass has been chosen as the Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize Laureate.

Classical Music

Aldeburgh Festival concert in Ipswich car park

For its first venture outside London, the ensemble will be joined by a choir comprised of 100 local children on 14 June for a concert in Endeavour House Car Park, home to Suffolk County Council.

Le Figaro

Terry Gilliam bientôt à l’Opéra de Paris

L’établissement dirigé par Stéphane Lissner accueillera, en 2017-2018, Benvenuto Cellini dans une mise en scène du célèbre cinéaste britannique, membre des Monty Python.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Happy 91st Birthday Sir Neville Marriner. @TimLihoreau https://twitter.com/ClassicFM/status/588205269643108352 …

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3: Some didn’t approve of Elgar’s music during his lifetime. Listen to 18 programmes about him: http://bbc.in/1aQLl3G 

Music Mark ‏@musicmarkuk: Is there someone in your community you want to nominate as a local music champion? http://tinyurl.com/pw4er35 

joyce-didonato-stella-di-napoli-credit-pari-dukovic-658x325The Royal Opera House today announced their 2015/16 season, featuring eight new productions, two world premieres and a major role debut for Joyce DiDonato. Photo: Sinfini

(Written on April 15, 2015 )

Classical News

Independent

Carmen with a twist: From toreador to city boy

Simon Stephens’ modern take on Bizet’s opera makes Carmen a man and Escamillo a hedge-funder

Guardian

Nobuo Uematsu: the video game composer shaking up classical music

The Japanese musician behind the Final Fantasy themes has become a mainstay of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame, rubbing shoulders with the greats. So what does our critic make of his work?

Andrew Porter obituary

Distinguished music critic and scholar who had a decisive impact on British cultural life

Classic FM

Classical music could be ‘gone in a generation’, says top conductor

Conductor Kent Nagano has suggested that classical music could be dead within a generation, citing budget cuts and lack of music education.

Classical Music Magazine

Obituary: Dennis Marks, 2 July 1948 ‒ 2 April 2015

Dennis Marks, former head of music for BBC Television and general director of English National Opera, has died at the age of 66.

Jetz.de – Süddeutsche Zeitung

Geschmacksverstärker

Expertentum statt Schwarmintelligenz: Über die Rückkehr des Tastemakers bei Musik-Streaming-Diensten.

Der Tagesspiegel

Stolz im Bauch

Der Staats- und Domchor Berlin gilt als das älteste Ensemble der Stadt. Vor exakt 550 Jahren wurde die Knabentruppe gegründet. Das feiert sie mit einem Festprogramm – einer Ausstellung und großen Konzerten.

Die Welt

Was unsere Klassikszene von Frankreich lernen kann

Deutsche Opernhäuser haben Probleme. Die Semperoper etwa ist führungslos. In Berlin bleiben die Bühnen oft tagelang leer. Nun zeigt Intendant Serge Dorny in Lyon, wie spannend Oper sein könnte.

Maclean’s

Can a man from Montreal save the Philadelphia Orchestra?

Paul Wells on Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Montreal star who has become one of classical music’s leading forces

Francemusique.fr

11ème concours international de musique de chambre de Lyon – Quatuor à cordes

Le 11ème concours international de musique de chambre de Lyon – Quatuor à cordes aura lieu du 22 au 26 avril 2015. Le concours est ouvert aux artistes de toutes nationalités de moins de 30 ans. Une dizaine de quatuors sont attendus. Ils devront interpréter un vaste programme en partie imposé et dans lequel figure une création du compositeur Sergio Menozzi commanée pour l’occasion.

El Mundo

Onda Cero renueva su mañana con ‘Más de uno’

Comienza otra manera de contar las cosas en Onda Cero. A las 6.00 horas Carlos Alsina se enfrentaba a su primer monólogo matutino en Más de uno, el nuevo despertador de la cadena que viene a ocupar el espacio dejado por Carlos Herrera el pasado mes de marzo y que compartirá con el periodista Juan Ramón Lucas.

Twitter

In Tune BBC Radio 3 ‏@BBCInTune: “I needed a bodyguard” @paavo_jarvi on bringing Shostakovich to Estonia in our latest podcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/r3intune …

Welsh National Opera ‏@WNOtweet#GairArGnawd RT @S4C: @WNOtweet Opera screened on S4C as part of partnership with Welsh National Opera http://www.s4c.cymru/e_press_level2.shtml?id=2530 …

carmenViktoria Vizin says she has ‘lived every moment’ as Carmen. Photo: Independent

(Written on April 8, 2015 )

Classic FM

Star mezzo Joyce DiDonato to sing at baseball World Series after social media campaign

Online petition promoted rethink by Major League Baseball, and the opera singer is now due to perform on her home turf.

Gramophone

David Trendell, Director of Music of King’s College London chapel, has died

A 16th century specialist, though his most recent recording was a well-received disc of music by Desenclos

Slipped Disc

Decline of the West: Carmen-ban opera house loses its artistic heads

West Australian Opera, which made headlines by banning Carmen on health grounds, is losing artistic director Joseph ­Colaneri and chorus master ­Joseph Nolan after the current Trovatore.

NPR

A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

Classical music meets Halloween and the paranormal Thursday night when the National Symphony Orchestra plays the Schumann Violin Concerto, a work buried for nearly a century and recovered — or so the story goes — by a message from the beyond.

Pizzicato

Steven Isserlis nennt Frau Bach-Theorie « pure rubbish »

Die in einem neuen Film vom australischen Wissenschaftler Martin Jarvis aufgestellte Theorie, wichtige Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach seien von seiner zweiten FrauAnna Magdalena komponiert worden, werden vom britischen Cellisten Steven Isserlis widerlegt.

Klavier.de

Armida-Quartett erhält Ensemblepreis der Konzertreihe “Junge Elite”

Das Berliner Armida Quartett ist im Rahmen der Konzertreihe “Junge Elite” der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mit dem Ensemblepreis geehrt worden.

Das Orchester

Peter Gülke wird neuer Chefdirigent der Brandenburger Symphoniker

Er tritt sein Amt 2015 in Brandenburg an der Havel an und folgt damit auf Michael Helmrath, dessen Vertrag zum Sommer 2015 endet.

Codex Flores

Mozarts Clavichord wird in Wien ausgestellt

Bis 10. November 2014 präsentiert das Mozarthaus Vienna in einer Kooperation mit der Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg das Original-Clavichord von Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, das normalerweise in Mozarts Geburtshaus in Salzburg ausgestellt ist.

El Mundo

Jordi Savall y María de Alvear, premios nacionales de la Música

Jordi Savall y María de Alvear han obtenido el Premio Nacional de Música 2014, en las modalidades de Interpretación y Composición, respectivamente, que concede el Ministerio de Cultura y que está dotado con 30.000 euros para cada galardonado.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Top conservatoire enrols first-ever rapper on music course: http://classfm.co/ndtzNC 

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse: Arts in a hospital school – Why the arts are at the heart of @GreatOrmondSt‘s curriculum: http://bit.ly/1wIIu44 

Philharmonic Society @RoyalPhilSoc: We’re asking young photographers to go out and shoot musicians! Oy vey!@IdeasTap http://bit.ly/1yJeNPG

The Strad @TheStradMag: How to minimise excessive body movements in your playing http://bit.ly/1E1JCSK 

 

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Joyce DiDonato, Photo: Classic FM

 

 

(Written on October 30, 2014 )

Classic FM

Karl Jenkins to judge Arts Club’s £4,000 classical music award

Calling all young musicians: entries for the Classical Music Award, launched by the Arts Club in 2013 to celebrate the best performer aged between 18-30 in the UK, close on Friday 17 October.

British Airways pairs in-flight meals with classical music

British Airways have revealed a new strategy to make in-flight food taste better – pairing specific music with their meals.

The Strad

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra receives $400,000 from Andrew W Mellon Foundation

The ensemble will use the grant to launch ‘Next Generation Orpheus’

London stringed instrument dealer J & A Beare launches its first exclusively online auction

The initial sale features 37 instruments, including a Stradivarius violin and two Guadagninis

Classical Source

Wall of Water: world premiere of Violin Concerto by Deborah Pritchard in response to paintings by Maggi Hambling (October 18 at LSO St Luke’s) 

Gramophone

Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel tear up the rulebook for Sweeney Todd

Video: a concert performance like you’ve never seen before

Slipped Disc

The string quartet that speaks

Stanford University’s St. Lawrence String Quartet are playing a Haydn Discovery series in which violinist Geoff Nuttall involves the audience in what’s really going on inside those staves.

Limelight Magazine

Politicians speak out on WA Opera “censorship”

The PM and other high ranking officials criticise “crazy” decision to cut Carmen

11Alive News

ASO musicians send memo of concern to board of directors

More than a month after the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians were locked out following failed contract talks, there is still no progress to report.

Die Welt

Regisseur veralbert Putin mit schwulem Zarensohn

Die Staatsoperette Dresden gönnt sich einen Seitenhieb auf die wachsende Homophobie in Russland – mit einer pikanten Inszenierung von Lehárs “Zarewitsch”.

Heute hätte er längst seinen Oscar

Wagner klaute von ihm, Wagner hasste ihn, Wagner wäre ohne ihn kaum denkbar.

crescendo

Hummeln auf dem Opernplatz

Wer sich den Cellisten Johannes Moser, einen passionierten Kammermusiker, zum „Museums-Solisten“ wählt und ihm die Möglichkeit gibt, sein Residence-Programm selbst mitzugestalten, der muss sich auf die eine oder andere Überraschung einstellen.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wir haben eine gute Zeit!

Wie kommt ein Chor zu diesem Namen? Ganz einfach: Er wurde am Psychologischen Institut der Uni Jena gegründet.

Codex Flores

Australiens Politik übt sich in Schadensbegrenzung

Nachdem sich die Western Australia Opera mit ihrem Bann von Bizets Carmen aus Gründen der politischen Korrektheit zum Gespött der Welt gemacht hat, macht nun die Politik auf Schadensbegrenzung.

classicalite

Fused Muse Ensemble Draws Attention to Environmental Issues Through Music, Dance and Video at Constellation in Chicago

Is it possible for artists to influence people’s attitudes toward global concerns through their art?

The Spectator

The drunk conductor who ruined Rachmaninov’s career

The disastrous first performance of Rachmaninov’s First Symphony has cast a shadow over the work ever since

Twitter

Classic FM: @ClassicFM Peugeot have made a piano. Love or hate? (more pics here: http://classfm.co/1fKf2O )

Classical Music: ‏@ClassicalMusic8 Winchester Orchestra of San Jose debuts new season, new leader – San Jose Mercury News http://dlvr.it/7D8lPW

Guardian Classical: @GdnClassical BBC Radio 3 doesn’t score highly with Ed Vaizey | Media Monkey http://gu.com/p/42fje 

Telegraph Classical: @TeleClassical Why the injustice against Joseph Haydn? http://tgr.ph/1u807FH 

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource Preview: The Marriage of Figaro – Metropolitan Opera Live in HD on Sat 18

Orpheus‘Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’ Photo: via The Strad

(Written on October 16, 2014 )

Classical News

Guardian

Radio 3 offers a unique service; surely as many as possible should have access to it?

Tom Watson’s suggestion that Radio 3 should give up its FM slot to 6 Music is baffling.

Telegraph

What does modern music mean these days?

Prompted by the Radio 3’s Early Music Show on CPE Bach, Ivan Hewett explores what exactly makes music modern.

Classical Music Magazine

Alpesh Chauhan appointed CBSO assistant conductor

Alpesh Chauhan has been appointed assistant conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a newly created role, until July 2015.

International Arts Manager

Singapore International Violin Competition names finalists

The Singapore International Violin Competition has named the 35 candidates who will compete in the inaugural event in January.

Arts Professional

Ulster Orchestra faces insolvency, claims Assembly member

Funding cuts from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and a reduction in financial support from the BBC means the orchestra will need emergency funding within weeks.

Pizzicato

West Australian Government Lifts Ban On Bizet’s Carmen

When the West Australian Opera in Perth announced last week that they had agreed not to perform Carmen because of its references to smoking, the news was commented all over the world.

Birmingham Post

What does the future hold for CBSO conductor Edward Gardner?

Edward Gardner beings his final season by conducting the CBSO in Brahms and Bartok at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

klassik.com

Innsbrucker Haus der Musik soll bis 2018 fertiggestellt werden

Das “Haus der Musik” in Innsbruck soll laut dem Tiroler Landeshauptmann Günther Platter (ÖVP) innerhalb der ersten Jahreshälfte 2018 fertiggestellt werden.

Zeit Online

Wie viel Geist braucht große Kunst?

Konzerte gibt er keine mehr, doch ungebrochen ist seine Begeisterung für Musik, Malerei und Literatur.

concerti

Ein Obama für München

Der neue Chefdirigent der Münchner Symphoniker Kevin John Edusei will klassische Musik für alle.

pizzicato

Chicago Symphony Has An Operating Deficit Despite Record Breaking Sales

Riccardo Muti’s  Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced today record-breaking ticket sales and contributions for its fiscal year 2014 Nearly 386,000 tickets were sold for 240 ticketed concerts.

Tweets

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: We are enjoying the sound of Vox Luminis this morning http://bit.ly/1v86Tzm  Don’t miss the group’s recital tomorrow http://bit.ly/1p8j2yt 

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic:_Interesting to see @Chetham‘s using @Groupon for its London and Manchester concerts: http://ow.ly/CJtVT  £14 for 2 tix #Groupon

Guardian Classical @GdnClassical: Placido Domingo on the opera stage – in pictures http://gu.com/p/42dyq 

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3: BBC Music Mag and Countryfile have a poll to see who is our favourite British composer http://bit.ly/1w24HsB Choice of 10

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Alpesh Chauhan: ‘Members of the orchestra have been extremely supportive’. Photo: Richard Ion

 

(Written on October 15, 2014 )