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In today’s news: blind musicians to pilot braille machine e-reader at RNIB, CMF opens Artist Programme applications, the best London events to mark International Women’s Day, a look back at the life of enigmatic soprano Nancy Storace, the Austrian avant-garde componist Thomas Pernes died and the redevelopment of Bonn’s Beethovenhall gets behind schedule.

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Blind musicians to pilot ‘world first’ braille machine

More than a dozen professional musicians – all of them blind – will gather at the RNIB in London on 16 March to demonstrate the world’s first multi-line braille e-reader.

Applications for CMF Artist Programme now open

The City Music Foundation provides professional musicians in the UK in the early stages of their careers with expert advice, guidance and support to help them to build successful careers in music.

Evening Standard

The best events in London this week to mark International Women’s Day

HeForShe Arts Week, Women of the World Festival included in the lineup of events in the capital.

BBC News

7 candid photos of jazz legends

Over six decades, Val Wilmer has become “a world figure in the history of African-American musical culture”. Her remarkable career has seen her interview and photograph almost every significant and influential figure in post-war jazz, blues and R&B.

BBC Music Magazine

More than Mozart’s muse

Last year marked the bicentenary of the death of one such singer; a remarkable soprano called Nancy Storace (1765 – 1817). Dr Anna Maria Barry tells the story of the enigmatic soprano.

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Komponist Thomas Pernes gestorben

Der österreichische Komponist Thomas Pernes ist tot. Er starb am Tag nach seinem 62. Geburtstag nach schwerer Krankheit an seinem Wiener Wohnsitz.

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Bonn: Sanierung der Beethovenhalle stark in Verzug

Das Scheitern des Zeitplans bei der Sanierung der Beethovenhalle zeigt ebenso wie die seit Monaten anhaltende Kostenexplosion, dass hier eine gravierende Fehlentscheidung getroffen wurde », teilt die Vereinigung ‘Bürger für Beethoven’ (BFB) aus Bonn mit.

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Deutscher Musikwettbewerb beginnt mit 182 Künstlern

Beim Deutschen Musikwettbewerb (DMW) messen sich seit Montag in Bonn junge Künstler in zwölf Solo- und Kammermusikkategorien.

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Le violon d’Albert Einstein mis en vente aux enchères

La maison Bonhams s’apprête à mettre en vente, le 9 mars 2018, le violon ayant appartenu à Albert Einstein.

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La Ritirata, Premio de Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid en su modalidad de música clásica

Junto a Isabel Coixet, Joan Manuel Serrat, Morante de la Puebla, Javier Marías o Abraham García, entre otros, la Ritirata ha sido galardonada en el marco de los Premios de Cultura de la Comunidad de Madrid, en su caso en la modadlidad de música clásica.

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@MusicMagazine: It’s International Women’s Day this week. Peruse our guide to the best female-focussed concerts taking place in the next few days.

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(Written on March 6, 2018 )

In today’s news, Equity releases sexual harrasment report, Primrose viola competition reveals 24 candidates for its 2018 event, UK music and entertainment surpasses print sales, Boston Symphony finds accusations against conductor Charles Dutoit credible, Australia Council Awards announces winners, Leipzig to host the 4th German Choir Festival in 2020, Katowice plans cultural institution in composer Wojciech Kilar’s former house and more.

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Equity releases sexual harassment report

The performing arts union, which represents 43,000 creative workers, has published a report titled Agenda for Change, which contains a number of recommendations for those working in the performing arts.

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Primrose Viola Competition reveals 24 candidates for 2018 edition

Competition taking place in LA in June 2018 counts Lawrence Power, Antoine Tamestit and Jennifer Stumm among previous winners.

M Magazine

UK music and entertainment sales overtake print for first time

The streaming boom has seen entertainment sales overtake books, magazines and newspapers for the first time.

BBC Music Magazine

A new piece commissioned by the UK’s largest breast cancer charity

The piece celebrates the friends and family of those living with breast cancer.

The New York Times

At the New York Philharmonic, a Contract Aimed at Labor-Management Harmony

The orchestra management and the musicians approved a three-year contract Thursday.

Boston Symphony Finds Accusations Against Charles Dutoit ‘Credible’

The Boston Symphony announced Friday that four women who worked for the orchestra in the 1980s and 1990s had given its investigators credible accounts of sexual misconduct at the hands of Charles Dutoit, a frequent guest conductor.

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Australia Council Awards for 2018 announced

The Australia Council has announced the winners of the 2018 Australia Council Awards, with composer Liza Lim taking out the Australia Council Don Banks Music Award.

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Deutsches Chorfest 2020 in Leipzig

Leipzig ist die Gastgeberstadt des 4. Deutschen Chorfestes im Frühjahr 2020.

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Thomas Guggeis wird Kapellmeister in Stuttgart

Thomas Guggeis (24), Assistent von Daniel Barenboim seit der Saison 2016/17, wird ab der Spielzeit 2018/2019 Kapellmeister an der Staatsoper Stuttgart.

Katowice plans cultural institution in composer Wojciech Kilar’s former house

The city of Katowice will acquire the former home of Polish composer Wojciech Kilar and set it up as a cultural institution focusing on his music and legacy.

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Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe ziehen 12.300 Besucher an

Die Internationalen Händel-Festspiele in Karlsruhe haben bei ihrer 41. Ausgabe rund 12.300 Barock-Fans aus aller Welt angezogen.

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CLARA19 – Leipzig feiert Clara Schumann zum 200. Geburtstag 2019

Leipzig’s renommierte Kulturinstitutionen und Künstler sowie internationale Gäste lassen Clara Schumann anlässlich ihres 200. Geburtstages 2019 das gesamtes Jahr über in ihrer Geburtsstadt hochleben.

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Elisabeth Gutjahr wird nun doch Mozarteum-Rektorin

Die Universität Mozarteum Salzburg hat Elisabeth Gutjahr nun doch zur Rektorin bestimmt.

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  in 1887 Birth of Brazilian Heitor in Rio de Janiero.

 

Image: Charles Dutoit © Robert Ghement/European Pressphoto Agency

(Written on March 5, 2018 )