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In todays news: A new programme for Spitalfields, Sistema’s Scotland children’s orchestra brings the noise, the Edge is helping out musicians in the flooded Texas area, the Chicago Lyric Opera recieves a suprise funding and you should listen to music while you work. A central place in Leipzig will be named after Kurt Masur, the results are in for this years Concours Nicati. In Florence the Franco Zeffirelli Center will opens its doors this September, while the director of the Rossini Festival in Pesaro quits after 38 seasons.

BBC News

Children’s orchestra makes a Big Noise in Dundee

Sistema Scotland’s fourth children’s orchestra has launched in Dundee backed by a £325,000 funding boost.

Billboard

The Edge Helping to Replace Instruments for Musicians Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Edge’s Music Rising charity, which provided new instruments to musicians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and restored school music programs in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, is now focusing its efforts on raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief.

The Telegraph

Why you should listen to music while you work, according to scientific findings

Some prefer to labour in peace. Others find blaring their favourite tunes helps keep them productive. Hitherto it has been matter of personal preference. But now scientific research has uncovered that listening to music can actually be beneficial while you work.

Classical Music Magazine

Spitalfields Music announces 2017 festival

Spitalfields Music has revealed the programme for its 2017 Festival, which has been guest curated by conductor André de Ridder.

Classical Music Magazine

Derek Bourgeois (16 October 1941– 6 September 2017)

English composer Derek Bourgeois has died aged 75.

John Maxwell Geddes (1941-2017)

Composer John Maxwell Geddes has died following a short illness.

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Shock as Rossini Festival Boss quits after 38 Seasons

The resignation of Gianfranco Mariotti today came as a shock to the Italian opera infrastructure.

Klassik.com

Millionenspende für die Chicago Lyric Opera

Die Chicago Lyric Opera, eines der größten Opernhäuser der Vereinigten Staaten, hat eine Spende in Millionenhöhe erhalten.

Codex Flores

Preisträgerinnen des diesjährigen Concours Nicati

In Bern sind die Gewinnerinnen des diesjährigen Concours Nicati bestimmt worden. Den Hochschul-Wettbwerb für die Interpretation zeitgenössischer Musik haben zwei Klarinettistinnen und eine Geigerin gewonnen.

BR Klassik

Posthume Ehrung für den grossen Dirigenten

Bereits seit 1989 war Kurt Masur Ehrenbürger der Stadt Leipzig. 1997 wurde er Ehrendirigent des Gewandhausorchesters, das er zuvor fast dreißig Jahre lang als Kapellmeister geleitet hatte.

France Musique

Un centre dédié à l’univers de Franco Zeffirelli voit le jour à Florence

Installé dans un ancien couvent à l’architecture baroque, situé juste derrière le Palazzo Vecchio, le Centre International des arts du spectacle Franco Zeffirelli est prêt à accueillir le public.

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the Children’s orchestra in Dundee

(Written on September 8, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Murray Perahia left CBS and Sony Classical and signs with DG, musicians of Philadelphia Orchestra are negotiating their contract to regain raises in salary, South African Tenor Johan Botha passed away at the age of 51. Also, applications for international flute and clarinet competition in Romania is now opened.

The Inquirer

Musicians: Philadelphia Orchestra management’s initial offer is ‘regressive’

Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra are negotiating to regain their place as among the highest-paid members of U.S. orchestras, while management has offered minimal raises in talks over a new contract.

CMUSE

Applications open for international flute and clarinet competition in Romania

The 16th Gheorghe Dima International Music Competition for flute and clarinet is scheduled to take place from 9 to 15 July, 2017, in Cluj, Romania.

Rhinegold Publishing

Murray Perahia signs to DG after 43 years with CBS and Sony

Murray Perahia has signed a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, thus ending a 43-year partnership with with CBS and its later incarnation, Sony Classical.

Tenor Johan Botha dies aged 51

South African tenor Johan Botha died on the morning of 8 September after a period of illness.

nmz

Cottbus/Berlin: „Kulturzug“ rollt mindestens noch bis ins nächste Jahr

Der beliebte Sonderzug von Berlin nach Breslau wird bis zum 8. Januar verlängert. Der „Kulturzug“ war zum Kulturhauptstadt-Jahr 2016 in Breslau eingeführt worden und bei den Fahrgästen auf große Nachfrage gestoßen.

klassik.com

Tenor Johan Botha ist tot

Der südafrikanisch-österreichische Tenor Johan Botha ist tot. Er starb nach langer Krankheit im Alter von 51 Jahren in Wien.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wie Streaming Musik verändert

Streaming ist längst der wichtigste Verbreitungsweg von Musik. Aber was macht das eigentlich mit der Musik selbst? #31s ist das Ergebnis eines Experiments und Beitrag zur Debatte um Streaming in der Musikindustrie.

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BBC Philharmonic @BBCPhilharmonic These “11 obstacles to liking classical music” are an interesting read. This might change a few opinions…? http://bddy.me/2cyGGFz

New York Time Arts @nytimesarts The Lucerne Festival, an important part of the classical music ecosystem, is being forced to reinvent itself.

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ As ‘Official Piano Partner’ Yamaha has become the exclusive supplier of pianos to ENO

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Photograph: Tom Gralish

(Written on September 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, top DJs and producers are given the keys to classical music archives, Edinburgh’s festivals kick off, and Martin Frost explores the soul of the clarinet. Also, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles inspires young musicians, and Early Music Vancouver announces the headline event of its 2016 Vancouver Bach Festival.

Independent

What happens when top DJs and producers are given the keys to classical music archives?

Decca Classics invited the world’s foremost electronic producers, including Mr Scruff, Starkey, Martin Buttrich and Kate Simko, to pick a track from their archives and rework it for a new album Re:works.

BBC News

Edinburgh’s festivals kick off

Edinburgh’s cultural festivals are officially kicking off, with thousands of events taking place.
For the next three weeks the city will host the International Festival, the Fringe and the Military Tattoo.

Pink News

London Gay Symphony Orchestra to take part in BBC Proms TV contest

The London Gay Symphony Orchestra is set to take part in a TV contest to celebrate the BBC Proms. Four-part series ‘All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge’ will follow five orchestras as they compete for a place in the Grand Final.

Classic FM

Listening to an orchestra recorded in *3D sound* is absolutely mind-altering and extraordinary

Thanks to Specsavers Audiologists, this is your opportunity to hear one of the world’s finest ensembles in 3D sound. And we think you’ll find it quite incredible.

The Strad

Buying a stringed instrument – a comprehensive guide

Purchasing an instrument is as much about rigorous auditioning as it is about falling in love. Violin maker Guy Rabut recommends a step-by-step approach to finding the ultimate partner

The New York Times

Martin Frost Explores the Soul of the Clarinet

When the Swedish star clarinetist Martin Frost performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the conductor Paavo Jarvi at the Mostly Mozart Festival on Friday and Saturday, audience members may not see much of the effort that goes into shaping the gently soaring lines of its famous Adagio.

CCTV America

Inner city orchestra inspires young musicians, promotes diversity

With America’s racial conflicts making global headlines, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles defies the trends. The orchestra gives disadvantaged young people of color a chance to pursue their love of music and promote diversity.

Broadwayworld

Early Music Vancouver’s Bach Festival to Present MASS IN B MINOR This August

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces the headline event of its 2016 Vancouver Bach Festival: the Mass in B Minor on August 5, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

nmz

107 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer beim 8. Internationalen Louis Spohr Wettbewerb für Junge Geiger

Weltweit hatten sich insgesamt 189 Violinen-Virtuosen für den 8. Internationalen Louis Spohr Wettbewerb für Junge Geiger an der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar beworben. Der Wettbewerb wird vom 28. Oktober bis 8. November 2016 stattfinden.

Musik heute

Prominente als Paten für Young Euro Classic-Konzerte

“Tatort”-Kommissare und die deutsche Stimme von “James Bond”: Beim Festival Young Euro Classic (YEC) werden die Konzerte von Prominenten angesagt.

Klassik heute

Zusatzvorstellung für Mozart-Requiem mit Bartabas bei der Mozartwoche Salzburg

Aufgrund der großen Nachfrage – sämtliche drei Vorstellungen in der Felsenreitschule sind bereits restlos ausverkauft – ist für die Mozartwoche 2017 eine zusätzliche Aufführung am Dienstag, 31. Januar 2017 um 20.00 Uhr eingeplant.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Life in a string quartet: No time to shop or cook

klassik.com @klassikcom Schweizer Kulturstatistik: Rund 36 Prozent der Bürger machen aktiv Musik

nmz @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Ernst und Entertainment: Iiro Rantala mit seinem aktuellen Programm in Trier

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Mr. Frost, the Swedish clarinetist whose work has been called “a paragon of lyricism,” with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Credit: Brian Harkin for The New York Times

 

(Written on August 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, the media mourns the record producer Sir George Martin after his death at the age of 90 and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber maintains that the Royal Festival Hall is a great concert hall.  In France, four opera houses decide to join forces and in Germany the Vogtland hopes to attract more visitors to the region through its musical traditions.

Guardian

Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber defends Royal Festival Hall

Julian Lloyd Webber is the first to agree that the Royal Festival Hall’s acoustics are far from perfect – but that doesn’t stop it from being a great concert hall

Independent

Beatles classic ‘When I’m Sixty Four’ could cause health problems

Study says tracks with negative lyrics about growing old can affect the confidence of people later in life

BBC Entertainment and Arts

Obituary: Sir George Martin

Record producer Sir George Martin, known as the “fifth Beatle”, has died, aged 90.

Die Zeit 

Beatles-Produzent George Martin gestorben

George Martin war als “fünfter Beatle” maßgeblich am Aufstieg der Band zu Weltstars beteiligt. Der britische Musikproduzent starb im Alter von 90 Jahren

Klassik.com

Französische Nationalbibliothek erwirbt verschollen geglaubten Berlioz-Klavierauszug

Die Bibliothèque nationale de France hat ein umfangreiches Manuskript von Hector Berlioz erworben. Es handelt sich um das Manuskript des Klavierauszugs von Berlioz‘ Oper “Les Troyens”

NMZ

Vogtland will mit Musiktradition mehr Gäste anlocken

Im vogtländischen Musikwinkel in Markneukirchen soll eine neue Schauwerkstatt für Blechblasinstrumente mehr internationale Gäste anlocken

Washington Post

Jordi Savall wakes an early-music instrument from a long sleep

The viola da gamba, Jordi Savall said, “started a long sleep” around 1800, when the instrument fell out of widespread favor

France Musique

Les quatre maisons d’opéra du Grand Est mutualisent leurs forces

Alors que vient de se créer la nouvelle grande région Alsace Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine, les quatre maisons d’opéra du territoire ont décidé de se rapprocher

Classical Music on Twitter

The Economist: @TheEconomist Sir George Martin, the “Fifth Beatle”, has died. He was instrumental in shaping their music

Classical Music: @ClassicalMusic_ .@ClarinetEmmaJ has become the first woman to have her portrait unveiled at

Classical Diary:  Producer for the , Sir George Martin was also a composer & conductor who worked for the BBC’s classical music department & EMI.

Music History: @today_classical  in 1748 FP of ’s oratorio Joshua at the Covent Garden, London.

 

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(Written on March 9, 2016 )

After much anticipation, the website which offers personal one-to-one lessons, webinars and masterclasses with some of the best principal orchestral players in the world is up and running! Alongside being able to sign up for lessons, Musical Orbit is hitting the ground running with a string of very exciting, and varied, free webinars during February, the first being this evening (4th February 2015).

Join the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet player, Mark O’Keeffe, from 8:30-9:30pm to hear him talk about orchestral trumpet playing and answering all your questions about technique, the glory of being a section leader of a major orchestra or indeed anything else related. It promises to be a fascinating and well-spent evening. Make sure you sign up in plenty of time to secure your place on what is already proving to be a popular webinar.

If you should miss tonight’s discussion, tomorrow’s webinar is another treat not to be missed. Maxine Kwok-Adams, first violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra will talk all things fashion and looking good on stage. Describing herself on her Twitter as ‘never knowingly underdressed’, Maxine will bring personality, flair and experience to her webinar to walk us through her best outfits for concerts and the technicalities of wearing certain fashions whilst performing. All this will help you to hone your all round performance skills.

As if this is not enough, log on between 6-7pm on 9th February to hear freelance principal oboist Matthew Draper offering us his expertise on reed making. Understanding how your instrument is made is key to maintaining it and playing well so bassoonists, clarinetists, oboists and anyone interested in what makes a first class reed, be sure to join in!

Other February highlights include overcoming performance anxiety by expert in the field, Mike Cunningham on the 8th; ‘Life as a freelance opera singer’ by Graeme Danby on the 9th February; and ‘Being a principal player’ with cellist Louisa Tuck of the Royal Northern Sinfonia on the 21st .

Details of new webinars are regularly uploaded so keep checking Musical Orbit’s website, Facebook and Twitter for the latest information. Best of all, they are completely free!

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(Written on February 4, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Enrico Caruso’s love letters have the passion of a Puccini opera

Previously unpublished private papers of Italian tenor chart the singer’s rise to fame and troubled personal life

Telegraph

Do negative reviews have a right to be forgotten by Google?

Classical pianist Dejan Lazic’s attempt to have a ‘mean-spirited’ review scrubbed from Google is misguided madness that could have dire consequences for us all

BBC News

Acker Bilk: Legendary jazz clarinettist dies aged 85

Clarinettist Acker Bilk, who personified the trad jazz revival of the 1950s and ’60s, has died after a lengthy illness at the age of 85.

Pizzicato

Suzuki’s youth revisited

When American violinist Mark O’Connor accused Shinichi Suzuki to have lied about his education, he did not hesitate to calling that ”the biggest fraud in music history”.

Die Zeit

Schumanns Stachel

Sir Simon Rattle war nie ein Fan von Robert Schumann. Und doch erscheinen nun dessen vier Sinfonien auf dem hauseigenen Label der Berliner Philharmoniker. 

Klassik.com

Protest gegen kulturfeindliche Positionen der spanischen Regierung

Jordi Savall weist Nationalen Spanischen Musikpreis zurück

FONO FORUM

Neuer Saal für BR-Orchester?

Der Gasteig, Münchens großes Kulturzentrum und Heimstätte der Münchner Philharmoniker, muss saniert werden.

El País

„Mi decisión nada tiene que ver von el derecho a decidir.“

Jordi Savall explicó aver los motivos que le han llevado a rechazar el Premio Nacional de Música, en la modalidad de interpretación , concedido por el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

The New York Times

Honoring Lorin Maazel in New York

An array of musicians paid tribute, and played tributes, on Friday to Lorin Maazel, the conductor who died in July at the age of 84 after a 75-year career in music that saw him grow from child prodigy to elder statesmen, as friends and relatives shared memories of his life.

Twitter

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: Don’t miss pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk perform Schumann and Brahms at 1pm, broadcast live from WH on @BBCRadio3 http://bit.ly/1wWwrld 

Hyperion Records ‏@hyperionrecords: A fascinating interview with @MahanEsfahani by @PrestoClassical on the day his new Rameau is released http://bit.ly/1GelSwP

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Here’s your chance to talk ballet with Deborah Bull in our live web chat: http://classfm.co/oP2DbZ  @bullDeborah

_78705370_bilkAcker Bilk. Photo: BBC News Arts and Entertainment

(Written on November 3, 2014 )