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In today’s Classical News, Primephonic, a new streaming service for classical music, launches in London, and a wedding musician is asked to play in return for social media likes. Today is BBC Music Day, celebrating the Power of Music, and Louise Alder progresses at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.


Classical music streaming no longer plays second fiddle

Spotify and other streaming services aren’t very good at managing classical music, which is where new dedicated service Primephonic comes in.

Classic FM

A musician was asked to play for free in return for Facebook likes

‘I was hoping you may be interested in a challenge… I would like to propose if I can manage to get 1000 likes and 300 shares you would consider waiving your fee?’

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 announces BBC Music Day highlights

Radio 3 has announced its programming highlights for BBC Music Day (15 June), which this year will celebrate ‘The Power of Music’.

Louise Alder wins third Cardiff Singer round

British soprano Louise Alder has become the third singer chosen to perform in the final of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017.

Der Tagesspiegel

Ab Herbst Public Viewing von Elbphilharmonie-Konzerten

Nach dem großen Ansturm auf die Karten der Elbphilharmonie werden einige der Konzerte bald live auf öffentlichen Plätzen der Stadt übertragen.

Berliner Zeitung

Deutsche Messe“ Stefan Heucke vertont Messübersetzung von Bundestagspräsident Lammert

Eine heute nahezu unmögliche Gattung ist die Messe. Nicht nur müsste man das Ideal des gesellschaftlich wachen Künstlers verraten, um Anlass zu jenem Jubel zu haben, den Gloria oder Sanctus erheischen.


#klangberlins – Ausgezeichnet!

Der diesjährige Deutsche Preis für Onlinekommunikation geht an das Konzerthaus Berlin. Ihre Video-Serie #klangberlins setzte sich gegen starke Mitbewerber wie Mercedes Benz, TUI und das ZDF durch.

I Care If You Listen

SPOR Festival 2017 Concludes With iScreen, YouScream!

SPOR is on a mission to prove that “music has the same potential for exploratory curation as all other art forms,” and the program for the 2017 festival certainly reflected this sentiment.

Dallas News

Say farewell to Berlin Philharmonic-bound horn player David Cooper at a Saturday recital

It says a lot for the virtuosity and elegant playing of David Cooper, principal horn on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2013, that he’s been snatched up for the same post with one of the world’s most prestigious orchestra.


Music History  in 1886 Birth of Charles .
London Philharmonic LPO brass trio performing at the launch of new classical music streaming service
Music History  in 1772 Death of French Louis-Claude d’
Image: Primephonic

(Written on June 15, 2017 )

The Berkeley Ensemble launch their debut album ‘Clarion Call’ today, which is now available to purchase from Resonus Classics. The album includes works by Michael Berkeley, Charles Wood, Howard Ferguson and John Casken for septet and octet.

The Ensemble was formed in 2008 by former members of Southbank Sinfonia, Britain’s young professional orchestra, with the aim of exploring the wealth of little-known twentieth and twenty-first century British chamber music alongside more established repertoire. The group now enjoy a busy concert schedule performing throughout the UK and abroad, and is also much in demand for its inspiring work in education.

Tonight at 7:30pm, the group will be performing at their sold out album launch concert at 22 Mansfield Street, London, which will be hosted by Bob and Elisabeth Boas as part of their series Music at 22 Mansfield Street.

Follow the latest with the Berkeley Ensemble via their Website and Twitter, and order their album at Resonus Classics.

Debut Album – Clarion Call: Music for Septet and Octet from Berkeley Ensemble on Vimeo.

(Written on March 3, 2014 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome the Berkeley Ensemble to our artist’s roster.The Berkeley Ensemble is a chamber music ensemble which aims to champion British music and unfairly neglected works alongside the standard chamber music repertoire. It takes its name from two British composers of the last hundred years, father and son Sir Lennox and Michael Berkeley. Formed in 2008 by members of the Southbank Sinfonia, the ensemble was selected by “Making Music” for the Concert Promoters’ Network in 2010 and 2013, and were finalists in the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League competition.

The Berkeley Ensemble is set to release their debut recording Clarion Call: Music for Septet and Octet on Rensonus Classics in March 2014, featuring works inspired by Beethoven’s Septet and Schubert’s Octet by 20th and 21st century composers. The disc will feature works by John Casken, Charles Wood and Michael Berkeley. Notably, prior to performances by the Berkeley Ensemble, Wood’s Septet had only previously been performed by amateur ensembles. Michael Berkeley’s Clarion Call and Gallop were composed for the ensemble and premiered in 2013.

Clarion Call will no doubt bring to prominence little-known works as the Berkeley Ensemble have been doing successfully since their formation, and affirm their reputation for thoughtful and fascinating programming.

To stay up to date with the latest news from the Berkeley Ensemble take a look at their website.

(Written on December 23, 2013 )