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In our news today, the Estonian Olympic Committee appoints Kristjan Järvi as first non-sport Olympic ambassador, Gramophone Classical Music Awards reveals 2017 category winners, and experimental music festival takes over Darwin military tunnel. Also, Samsung is shutting down its music streaming service.

Classical Music Magazine

Kristjan Järvi appointed as Estonia’s first non-sport Olympic ambassador

The Estonian Olympic Committee has appointed Kristjan Järvi as ambassador in a bid to use music to inspire the country to future sporting success. The conductor is the first non-athlete to hold a senior position as a standing member.

Gramophone Award category winners announced

The category winners for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017 have been revealed. The awards will be presented and the recipients of the special awards named at the London ceremony on 15 September.

The Guardian

Shakespeare’s magical music box: the sound of rapture at the Globe

Exquisite harmonies, by candlelight, transported audiences in 1600s London out of filthy streets into a gilded world of kings and star-cross’d lovers. Composer-director Claire van Kampen explains why music was key to the Bard’s success.

‘What a way to do a concert’: experimental music festival takes over Darwin military tunnel

Tunnel Number Five show a BYO affair, with 100 people dragging camping chairs and drinks through the low, pipe-lined entrance.

Business Insider Deutschland

Samsung is shutting down its music streaming service

Samsung is surrendering in the music streaming wars. The company is closing down its Milk Music streaming service, it has announced.

Broadwayworld

Mark Morris Dance Group Presents MOZART DANCES, 8/24-27

Ten years ago, on the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, Lincoln Center commissioned Mark Morris’s Mozart Dances. Hailed as a masterpiece and “one of Mr. Morris’s grandest achievements”, Mozart Dances offers a visually stimulating, elegant, and often tender display of movement and technique.

NRK

Vil løfte musikkbransjen med ny teknologi

Norge er langt dårligere enn våre naboland når det gjelder omsetningen innen kreative næringer. Det vil kulturminister Linda Hofstad Helleland gjøre noe med.

Musik heute

Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz in sein Amt eingeführt

Der Sänger und Dirigent Gotthold Schwarz ist am Samstag als neuer Thomaskantor in sein Amt eingeführt worden. Der 64-Jährige ist der 17. künstlerische Leiter des Thomanerchores nach Johann Sebastian Bach.

Klassik heute

Hans-Christoph Rademann formiert Ensembles der Bachakademie neu

Hans-Christoph Rademann schlägt zu Beginn der Saison 2016/17 bei der Internationalen Bachakademie Stuttgart den Weg in Richtung historisch informierte Aufführungspraxis ein.

klassik.com

Sopranistin Daniela Dessi gestorben

Die Sängerin Daniela Dessi ist tot. Sie starb im Alter von 59 Jahren nach kurzer, schwerer Krankheit an ihrem Wohnsitz in Brescia.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Drinking alone with the moon – the Chinese poetry behind Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

klassik.com @klassikcom Appenzeller Bachtage mit erfolgreicher Bilanz

nmz @musikzeitung Meine Sicht: Das wichtigste Instrument beim ? Raschelnde Banknoten: Angeblich gilt…

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‘Haunting’: violinist Netanela Mizrahi performs at the underground Tunnel Number Five experimental music festival in Darwin. Photograph: Helen Davidson for the Guardian

(Written on August 22, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Iestyn Davies discusses the challenges of being Farinelli, and the Royal Northern College of Music launches its first ever four-year BMus in popular music. Also, Coady Green reports on a unique concert in the Himalayas, and The Telegraph writes Alexander Faris’s obituary

The Guardian

The King and I: Iestyn Davies on being Farinelli

In a play about the healing power of song, who does the singing? Countertenor Iestyn Davies ponders the challenges of breathing life into the castrato singer Farinelli in Claire van Kampen’s play

Classical Music Magazine

RNCM launches UK’s first four-year degree in popular music

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) is launching the UK’s first ever four-year BMus (Hons) degree in popular music on 1 October

The Strad

Hong Kong’s MTR reviews ban on large musical instruments following criticism from orchestras

The railway company had threatened to issue fines and refused entry to students for carrying cellos

The Telegraph

Alexander Faris, composer – obituary

Composer who wrote the theme tune for Upstairs, Downstairs and orchestrated music for Pavarotti

BBC Music Magazine

Scriabin in the Himalayas

Pianist Coady Green reports on a unique concert in the mountains

Artsjournal

Nonesuch Records Chief Robert Hurwitz To Retire After 32 Years

When executives at big record companies leave their jobs, there is usually a quick announcement and a scramble behind the scenes to install a new regime.

NPR classical

‘We Need To Be Human’: Zuhal Sultan On Starting The Iraqi Youth Orchestra

It’s difficult enough to start an orchestra, but Zuhal Sultan founded the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq (NYOI) as a teenager in the middle of a war. She brought together 40 young musicians from different Iraqi cities and sectarian backgrounds in an effort to unify a divided nation. Now, six years later, the Euphrates Institute has named her Visionary of the Year.

Berliner Zeitung

Schön Rumstehen mit Blick auf die Elbe

In Hamburg traf sich die Musikindustrie zum Reeperbahn Festival. Während in Berlin Musikindustrie-Events nie geklappt haben, sind die Hamburger ehrlich und auf Zack: Auf dem Reeperbahn Festival werden Hände geschüttelt, nicht viel mehr. Völlig ausreichend, findet unser Autor

Die Welt

Nun ward der Herbst unseres Tenorvergnügens

Der Klangritter von hohen B: Der Tenor Jonas Kaufmann räumt mit Giuseppe Verdi und Giacomo Puccini bis in die Popcharts ab. Ob CD, Kino oder Oper, er ist überall. Und er ist immer exzellent.

Musik Heute

“Opernhaus des Jahres” in Frankfurt und Mannheim

“Opernhaus des Jahres” 2015 sind die Oper Frankfurt und das Nationaltheater Mannheim. Das ergab eine Umfrage unter 50 Musikkritikern in Europa und den USA, die die Zeitschrift “Opernwelt” am Mittwoch veröffentlichte.

France Musique

Démission du chef d’orchestre Jean-Yves Ossonce, directeur de l’Opéra de Tours

Jean-Yves Ossonce, directeur du Grand Théâtre lyrique de Tours et chef de l’Orchestre symphonique Région Centre – Val de Loire – Tours a annoncé sa démission via un communiqué.

Le Parisien

La filière musicale française s’accorde sur les revenus du streaming

La filière musicale française a annoncé mardi avoir conclu un “accord” pour une “juste répartition” des revenus issus du numérique, pomme de discorde dans une industrie en crise depuis 15 ans qui voit son salut dans le développement du streaming.

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The Royal OperaMozart’s Magic Flute had its premiere in 1791

Classic FMStars so far in our radio play for Davids Tennant & Suchet More on bfast tomorrow

BBC Radio 3Fascinating. Mark-Anthony Turnage and Peter Erskine, composer and drummer, on working together
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Coady Green and Christopher Wayne Smith performing in Ladakh (Picture courtesy of Scriabin in the Himalayas)/BBC Music Magazine

 

(Written on September 30, 2015 )