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In today’s news: Schirmer acquires worldwide publishing rights to composer Julius Eastman’s catalogue, Areta Zhulla to become Juilliard String Quartet principal violinist in September, Polish violinist Anna Karkowsa passes away, Amazon Tickets to shut down, BAMT calls for increased funding of music therapy in dementia care, conductor Christopher Adey to perform for the last time at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich, Semperoper Dresden and its new artistic director announce 2018/19 season with twelve new premieres, Andris Nelsons to be introduced as the new Gewandhauskapellmeister in Leipzig, Swiss scientists create a special violin wood with fungus to imitate the sound of a Stradivari, Cologne Opera house receives the German Design Award and finally, discover the scientific proof behind singing and its positive effect on patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Classical Music

Schirmer acquires Julius Eastman’s catalogue

The company has acquired the composer’s worldwide publishing rights, including works such as Femenine (1974), Stay on it (1973), and the controversial Nigger Series (1978-9).

The Strad

Juilliard String Quartet gets new first violin

Areta Zhulla will take over leader’s chair from Joseph Lin in September 2018.

Violinist Anna Karkowska dies at 36

Breast cancer claims the Polish violinist in her adopted home of New York.

M-Magazine

Call for increased funding of music therapy in dementia care

The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) has expressed the need for increased funding of music therapy in dementia care, following a report about the positive effects of music therapy for people living with dementia.

Complete Music Update

Amazon Tickets to close

The company first began selling tickets in the UK in 2015 before fully launching its ticketing platform – with plans to “position Amazon Tickets as the world’s premier destination for purchasing tickets” – in November the following year.

Eastern Daily Press

Conductor to take final bow with Norwich orchestra after more than 30 years

Christopher Adey will be conducting his 70th and final Academy of St Thomas performance on March 3 at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich.

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Semperoper Dresden mit neuem Intendanten und zwölf Premieren

Die Semperoper in Dresden will in der ersten Spielzeit ihres neuen Intendanten Peter Theiler zwölf Premieren auf die Bühne bringen.

Geige «ai Funghi»: Die Schweizer und das Holz mit Stradivari-Klang

«Pizza ai funghi» kennt man ja – Pizza mit Pilzen. Aber eine Geige ai funghi? Schweizer Forscher haben Pilze auf Holz angesetzt, daraus dann Geigen bauen lassen und den Stradivari-Sound gefunden. Das wollen sie jetzt wissenschaftlich untermauern.

Musik als Nahrung für die Seele: Andris Nelsons tritt Amt in Leipzig an

Die Zeit ohne Chef ist vorbei. Wenn Leipzig an diesem Freitag feierlich den 21. Gewandhauskapellmeister ins Amt einführt, endet nicht nur eine gut dreijährige Übergangsphase für das 275 Jahre alte Orchester der Messestadt.

Klassik.com

Studie: Singen wirkt positiv auf Parkinson-Patienten

Eine am Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre der Griffith University durchgeführte Studie will verschiedene positive Wirkungen des Singens auf Parkinson-Patienten nachgewiesen haben. Die Untersuchung zeige, dass regelmäßiges gemeinsames Singen die Lebensqualität von Parkinson-Patienten positiv beeinflusse.

German Design Award Kölner Opernhaus

Die Oper Köln ist für die Gestaltung ihres Webauftritts mit dem German Design Award ausgezeichnet worden. Der Internetauftritt der Kölner Oper wurde von der Jury des German Design Award vor allem für seinen gelungenen “Mix aus Bildern und Zitaten berühmter Stücke” gelobt.

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Frédéric Lodéon annonce son départ des Victoires de la musique classique

Frédéric Lodéon annonce que l’édition 2018 des Victoires de la musique classique sera la dernière qu’il présente. Cela fait 17 ans que le présentateur de France Musique officiait sur France 3 et incarnait l’une des rares émissions télévisées de musique classique en heure de grande audience.

Platea Magazine

Omer Meir Wellber, designado principal director invitado en la Semperoper de Dresde

La Semperoper de Dresde ha designado como principal director invitado al maestro israelí Omer Meir Wellber (Be’er Sheva, 1981), al hilo de la presentación de la temporada 2018/2019 de este teatro, que cuenta con Christian Thielemann como batuta titular.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1685 Birth of German-born British Georg Friedrich

Image: Julius Eastman © Ron Hammond

(Written on February 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: Inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition was announced and will take place 15-20 July 2019 at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. ISM calls on musicians to participate in sexual harassment survey and Alex Kober continues as music director of Rheinoper. Also, Ernst von Siemens prizes awarded to three young musicians and Maria Callas returns as a hologram at Salle Pleyel in Paris 40 years after her death.

Classical Music

Inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition announced

The brass chamber music performance competition will take place 15-20 July 2019 at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

Music Teacher

Tido and Trinity College London announce partnership

The partnership aims to provide teachers and students access to songs from its 2018-21 singing repertoire books.

M Magazine

ISM calls on musicians to participate in sexual harassment survey

The survey aims to provide insight into sexual harassment and discrimination within the music business.

Science Line

Why do our brains care about music?

Sobbing along with the radio might have an evolutionary advantage.

Los Angeles Times

Hollywood Bowl 2018: Gustavo, ‘Annie,’ Diana Ross, the Go-Go’s and ‘Goblet of Fire’

With a 24/7 news cycle delivering one stress-inducing headline after another, it may feel like a hard-knock life. But when the Hollywood Bowl announces its 2018 lineup Wednesday, the summer series will offer some comfort in the form of a lineup emphasizing human connection and heartfelt tradition.

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Staatsoper Berlin: Renovierung um weitere 40 Millionen Euro teurer

Abgerechnet wird am Ende: Die Kosten für die Sanierung und den Umbau der Staatsoper Unter den Linden bewegen sich jetzt bei knapp 440 Millionen Euro – fast 40 Millionen mehr als bisher vorausgesagt.

Klassik.com

Förderpreise der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung für drei junge Komponisten

Die Komponisten-Förderpreise der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung gehen in diesem Jahr an die italienische Komponistin Clara Iannotta, Timothy McCormack aus den USA sowie den Katalanen Oriol Saladrigues.

Musik Heute

Axel Kober bleibt Generalmusikdirektor der Rheinoper

Der Generalmusikdirektor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein, Axel Kober, bleibt für weitere fünf Jahre im Amt. Der 48-Jährige habe seinen Vertrag bis zum Sommer 2024 verlängert, teilte das Haus am Mittwoch in Düsseldorf mit.

La Repubblica

Jazz, intesa tra ministero e federazione per promuovere la cultura jazzistica in Italia

“Storico” accordo tra il Mibact e la neonata federazione nazionale ‘il Jazz italiano’ presieduta da Paolo Fresu

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Maria Callas bientôt ressuscitée sur scène en hologramme

40 ans après sa mort, Maria Callas va réapparaître sur scène sous forme d’hologramme, à l’occasion d’un spectacle unique en novembre à la salle Pleyel à Paris. La Diva « interprétera » ses plus grands succès.

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Berlin Philharmonic @BerlinPhil: Concert in Leipzig The Orchestra Leipzig invited us to celebrate their 275th birthday. We enjoyed our visit and would like to thank the entire Gewandhaus team! More photos here:

Image: Staatsoper Berlin © Hufner

(Written on February 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: Polly Graham to become the artistic director of Longborough Festival Opera, Details were announced for 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and for the first time in the British trust’s 16-year history, 13 of the 15 awardees of the BBT Awards and Fellowships are string players. Also, Spotify accelerate plans to launch its own hardware, Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer was awarded with the Wolf Prize and Composer Alexandre Desplat won the prize for Best Film Music at the 71st Bafta Awards in London.

Classical Music

Polly Graham to become artistic director of Longborough Festival Opera

The 33-year-old opera director will take up the new role with immediate effect.

International Piano

Details announced for 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

The competition will take place between 22 February and 3 March, and the winner will receive a cheque for £15,000 amongst other prizes.

The Strad

String players dominate Borletti-Buitoni Trust Awards

For the first time in the British trust’s 16-year history, 13 of the 15 awardees of the BBT Awards and Fellowships are string players.

M Magazine

ICE secures licensing agreement with Facebook

ICE is the first multi-territorial music license with an online licensing and processing hub.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify accelerate plans to launch its own hardware

The digital music service will be creating a category-defining product akin to Amazon Echo and Pebble Watch.

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L.A. Chamber Orchestra names Jaime Martin as music director

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra announced Jaime Martin as the Orchestra’s sixth music director. He takes the podium in the 2019-20 season as music director and serves as music director designate though the 2018-19 season.

Internationaler Franz Liszt Klavierwettbewerb erstmals mit Vorauswahl

Erstmals in der Geschichte des Internationalen Franz Liszt Klavierwettbewerbs Weimar-Bayreuth wird es eine Vorauswahl geben.

Klassik.Com

Wolf Preis für Dirigent Adam Fischer

Der ungarische Dirigent Adam Fischer erhält in diesem Jahr den von der israelischen Wolf Foundation vergebenen gleichnamigen Wolf Preis.

Musik Heute

Thielemann dirigiert Finalkonzert bei Klavierwettbewerb

Beim Internationalen Franz Liszt Klavierwettbewerb Weimar – Bayreuth dirigiert in diesem Jahr erstmals Christian Thielemann das Finalkonzert.

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Alexandre Desplat, lauréat des Bafta

Le compositeur Alexandre Desplat a reçu le prix de la meilleure musique de film lors de la 71e cérémonie des Bafta, à Londres.

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BR_KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK: Chefdirigent bleibt bei den Münchner Philharmonikern. Heute wurde entschieden, den Vertrag um 5 Jahre (bis 2025) zu verlängern.

Image: Polly Graham © Rhinegold Publishing

(Written on February 21, 2018 )

In today’s classical music news, veteran actor Dame Julie Walters will join the presenter lineup at Classic FM for a new Saturday show, Chineke! boosts BME representation in UK musical ensembles, YouTube Red launches internationally and Winnipeg Symphony appoints new Musical Director.

Rhinegold

Julie Walters to present Classic FM series

Actor will host a new six-part Saturday night radio series exploring the biggest moments and changes in the history of classical music.

Yorkshire Young Sinfonia introduces digital programme notes

Audience members at YYS concerts will soon have the option to have ‘real-time’ programme notes sent to their phones.

The Times

Peer swoops in to save opera’s fairies

The director of English National Opera’s production of Iolanthe has revealed that Lord Glendonbrook stepped in at the last minute to foot the bill for some of his creative demands.

The Telegraph

‘Classical music is finally getting somewhere with its race problem’

Chineke! leads the way for much-needed BME diversification among youth and professional ensembles.

Joyce DiDonato: how can we claim opera isn’t political?

Star mezzo-soprano tells reporter Ben Lawrence how researching a work about ‘Death Row’ deepened her love for opera

The Star

Ambition for Sheffield to hit the right notes in classical music

Classical music is thriving locally, with an ‘astonishing amount going on’, a report says – but players, ensembles, schools and charities need support to create ‘a more sustainable industry with a wider and deeper reach across Sheffield, for residents of all ages’.

Pizzicato

Winnipeg Symphony has appointed Daniel Raiskin as Music Director

Canadian Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) announced that Russian-born conductor Daniel Raiskin (*1970) has been named Music Director from August 1, 2018, succeeding Alexander Mickelthwate who served as Music Director since 2005.

Concerti

Die offiziellen Top 20 Klassik-Charts im Februar 2018

Riccardo Muti und die Wiener Philharmoniker landen mit ihrer Aufnahme des Neujahrskonzerts 2018 auf dem ersten Platz der Klassik-Charts.

NMZ

Immer mehr Rentner lernen an Thüringens Musikschulen

An Thüringens Musikschulen lernen immer mehr Schüler, die bereits im Rentenalter sind. Zwischen 2012 und 2016 hat sich die Zahl der Erwachsenen über 60 Jahre von 246 auf 420 erhöht, wie der Landesverband der Thüringer Musikschulen auf Anfrage der Deutschen Presse-Agentur mitteilte.

Klassik Heute 

Andris Nelsons: Amtseintritt als Gewandhauskapellmeister in Leipzig

Am 22. Februar tritt Andris Nelsons offiziell das Amt des 21. Gewandhauskapellmeisters an und läutet damit den Beginn einer neuen Ära in der Geschichte des Leipziger Gewandhauses ein.

Le Monde

YouTube va déployer son offre payante en France

YouTube Red, l’offre payante de la plate-forme de streaming musical et vidéo devrait être disponible dans une centaine de pays cette année.

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@MusicMagazine: Fr Lnt, w hv dcdd t gv p sng vwls n Twttr. W hp y dn’t mnd. http://bit.ly/2BvYfoH 

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(Written on February 15, 2018 )

In today’s news: Japanese cellist Haruma Sato wins the eleventh Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw, preliminary evidence for the benefits of creating or influencing music while exercising, Trump proposes to cut to the funding of 22 federal agencies and projects, and the German government announces plans for the Deutsche Welle to receive a higher budget.

The Strad

Laureates announced at Lutosławski Cello Competition

Japanese cellist Haruma Sato has won the eleventh Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition in Warsaw.

The British Psychological Society

Preliminary evidence for the benefits of creating or influencing music while exercising

Listening to music while exercising can make a work-out feel more pleasant. But might having some control over the sound of that music have an even stronger effect?

Digital Music News

Is Neil Portnow Resigning? Grammys President Abruptly Cancels His Pollstar Conference Appearance

Why did the Grammys present only a few women with a prestigious music award this year?  Responding to #GrammysSoMale, a trending topic on social media following the Grammy Awards, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow implied that women had to work harder for wider recognition.

The New York Times

Do You Think You’ve Already Forged Your Lifelong Taste in Music?

Would would you say in response to a study that found the ”strongest adult musical preferences” set in by age 13 for girls and 14 for boys?

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Trump’s budget cuts to end Arts Endowment and Public Broadcasting

With the combination of tax cuts and spending increases, Trump proposes to cut to the funding of 22 federal agencies and projects. So, if the Houses follow that man’s proposal, most agencies dealing with education and culture will be more or less eliminated.

Die Welt

Eine Quote gegen Missbrauch an deutschen Bühnen

Das Theater ist ein Ort der gesellschaftlichen Debatte. Es führt Missstände vor. Nicht alle: Missstände hinter den Kulissen werden nicht gezeigt. Ein Verein kämpft für mehr Geschlechtergerechtigkeit.

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Deutscher Bundestag: Deutsche Welle strebt höheren Etat an

Die Deutsche Welle strebt eine dauerhafte und signifikante Erhöhung ihres Etats auf ein ähnliches Niveau wie die beiden vergleichbaren europäischen Auslandssender France Médias Monde/TV5 Monde und BBC World an.

Musik Heute

Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte mit Partnerland

Die Brandenburgischen Sommerkonzerte haben in diesem Jahr erstmals ein Partnerland an ihrer Seite. In ausgewählten Konzerten und Konzertorten sei die musikalische Vielfalt Russlands zu hören, teilten die Veranstalter am Montag mit.

Platea Magazine

Bartoli, Gergiev, Fleming, Gardiner y Dudamel, en la Temporada 18-19 del Palau de la Música

La temporada de Palau 100 presenta los grandes nombres de la escena internacional con un repertorio que se amplía y abraza desde el Barroco a la música más contemporánea: Desde Bach y Haendel hasta el Einstein on the beach de Philip Glass.

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Deutsche Grammophon @DGclassics: A charismatic and often capricious figure, Wagner was and remains one of the most controversial and influential composers in musical history. In memoriam of his death on this day in 1883, discover his greatest works and learn more about his biography here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Haruma Sato © Darek Golik

(Written on February 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: Facebook engineer who died aged 33 creates fellowship to lend his Vuillaume violin to worthy talents and Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin. Also, Winners of the 2018 ABO/Rhinegold Awards were announced, NAXOS Germany is responsible for five new labels and French composer Renaud Gagneux passed away.

Classic FM

Marin Alsop honoured with major orchestral award

Conductor Marin Alsop has been given the 2018 Association of British Orchestras (ABO) Award in recognition of her work with British orchestras and her championing of female conductors.

The Strad

Facebook engineer who died aged 33 creates fellowship to lend his Vuillaume violin to worthy talents

Eric Sun’s prized instrument will be made available via the Tarisio Trust Sun-Law Vuillaume Fellowship in two-year periods to talented musicians with a community-building proposal.

Plans unveiled for Tokyo Stradivarius Festival

Blockbuster exhibition will feature over 20 instruments.

Nancy Zhou wins $50,000 first prize at International Music Competition Harbin

The American violinist adds the Chinese accolade to a number of recent competition successes.

Classical Music

Winners of the 2018 ABO/Rhinegold Awards announced

Richard Heason, director of St John’s Smith Square and Sue Mallet, director of planning at the LSO were among the winners at the awards.

The New York Times

Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

At the Golden Globes three weeks ago, black dresses on the red carpet helped draw the world’s attention to abuses against women. Can white roses do the same at the Grammys?

FAZ

Im Original mit Dudelsack

Populär, doch nicht einfach. In den Hallen der Bonner Bundeskunsthalle lässt man sich zur Beethoven-Woche etwas Besonderes einfallen. Entdeckern des großen Musikers wird ein buntes Programm geboten.

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Rheingau Musik Festival unter dem Motto «Freundschaft»

Mit dem Leitgedanken «Freundschaft» geht das Rheingau Musik Festival dieses Jahr in seine 31. Saison.

Klassik Heute

Fünf Label-Neuzugänge bei NAXOS Deutschland

Der Vertrieb von NAXOS Deutschland meldet fünf Neuzugänge von Labels in das Vertriebsprogramm.

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Disparition du compositeur Renaud Gagneux

Le compositeur Renaud Gagneux est mort à l’âge de 70 ans. Membre du Groupe de Recherche Musicale de l’ORTF puis de l’INA, il laisse derrière lui une œuvre brassant de multiples genres.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1911 FP of Richard ‘ opera Der Rosenkavalier, at the Dresden Opera, Hofoper.

CompleteMusicUpdate @CMU: Spotify investor says streaming market will quadruple in size to $40 billion by 2025

Image: Marin Alsop © Classic FM

(Written on January 26, 2018 )

In today’s news: After an Alitalia flight during which her viola da gamba was badly damaged, the owner of the instrument has called on airlines to change their policy. Youth music charity NYMAZ has announced the first five music hubs selected to participate in the latest phase of Connect: Resound. Also, North Korea wants to send an orchestra to the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Classical Music

Nymaz announces first Connect: Resound participants

Youth music charity NYMAZ has announced the first five music hubs selected to participate in the latest phase of Connect: Resound.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2018 announces 44 successful candidates for live rounds

Over 90% of participants began playing the violin before the age of five and average age across junior and senior categories has dropped to 15 for the first time, with the youngest aged ten and oldest 21.

Classic FM

An airline smashed her 1660 viola da gamba – and now she’s calling them out

After an Alitalia flight during which her viola da gamba was badly damaged, the owner of the instrument has called on airlines to change their policy.

The Sun

Former Chelsea ace Frank Lampard reveals he almost died after swallowing trumpet mouthpiece

The 39-year-old ex-England ace told of the childhood trauma, ‘I swallowed the mouthpiece as a kid and it nearly killed me’

Phys.org

‘Earworm melodies with strange aspects’ – what happens when AI makes music

The first full-length mainstream music album co-written with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) was released on 12 January and experts believe that the science behind it could lead to a whole new style of music composition.

The New York Times

What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

When Maria Callas appeared onstage at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday night, she looked a little pale, a little spectral.

nmz

Nordkorea will großes Orchester zu Winterspielen in Südkorea schicken

Nach der Einigung mit Südkorea auf seine Teilnahme an den Olympischen Winterspielen in Pyeongchang will Nordkorea ein großes Orchester für das kulturelle Rahmenprogramm schicken.

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Konzertdramaturg wegen Daniel Hope-Video entlassen

Wegen der Veröffentlichung eines sogenannten Shreds, eines nachvertonten Videos mit satirischem Text, von Daniel Hope und Ludovico Einaudi hat der Konzertdramaturg Arno Lücker seinen Job beim Berliner Konzerthaus verloren.

Musik Heute

Über 150.000 Besucher für Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen

Die Häuser der Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen GmbH in Gera und Altenburg haben erstmals die 150.000 Besucher-Marke geknackt.

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Superbanco ! Le Jeu des 1 000 euros s’associe à l’Orchestre national de France

Le Jeu des 1 000 euros, l’une des plus anciennes et célèbres émissions de France Inter, innove en proposant deux émissions 100% musicales.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1957 Death of Italian-American Arturo

Image: © IOC/nmz

(Written on January 16, 2018 )

In today’s news: Artists support rising cryptocurrency Monero, early 20th-century classical music made Spotify’s list of ‘emerging genres’ and a new online library of concert videos and feature documentaries by Quincy Jones. Also, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to make a free web-based music education platform, the Opernhaus in Berlin reopens today and the construction of the new Konzerthaus in Munich is postponed.

Classical Music

Ian Skelly to join Suzy Klein on Radio 3’s Essential Classics

Ian Skelly is to replace Rob Cowan as a co-presenter of Radio 3’s Essential Classics. He will begin his new role on Christmas Day, sharing the position with Suzy Klein.

The Guardian

The sound of mega orgasms: the female composers taking music into intimate places

A soundtrack to an erotic feminist film, the crunch of crisps in your own mouth, a composition for ‘strap-on and electric guitar’ … meet the women who are making music and telling stories on their own terms

Serialism: how early 20th-century classical music made Spotify’s list of ‘emerging genres’

The streaming site’s list of big sounds of 2017 includes the challenging form pioneered by Arnold Schoenberg – nestled alongside chillhop, trap Latino and future funk

Digital Music News

Cryptocurrency Monero Jumps 25% as 40 Major Artists Jump on Board

Over 40 artists have signed-on to support rising cryptocurrency, Monero.

The New York Times

Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital

Quincy Jones, the jazz musician and impresario, is helping to start Qwest TV, an online library of concert videos and feature documentaries, most of them unavailable on YouTube or any other streaming site.

Calgary Herald

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to give all Canadians gift of music literacy with free nation-wide education program

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is looking to boost musical literacy in Canada with an ambitious program that will make a web-based music education platform free to anyone with a Canadian IP address for a year.

Klassik.Com

Münchner Konzerthaus: Haushaltsausschuss gegen Baubeginn im kommenden Jahr

Der Baubeginn des neuen Münchner Konzerthauses, den Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer (CSU) gerne noch vor den Landtagswahlen im kommenden Jahr terminiert hätte, muss verschoben werden.

Der Tagesspiegel

Blattgoldene Zeiten

Vor 275 Jahren wurde das Opernhaus Unter den Linden eingeweiht. Mit dem Geburtstagskonzert startet endlich der Regelbetrieb im sanierten Gebäude.

Musik Heute

Münchner Kandidatenkarussell: Wer übernimmt die Staatsoper?

Im Münchner Kulturbetrieb müssen gleich drei hochkarätige Posten neu besetzt werden, an der Staatsoper und am Staatsschauspiel.

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Music History @today_classical in 1873 FP of symphonic poem Phaeton in Paris

Deutsche Grammophon @DGclassics On this day in 1980, Herbert von Karajan celebrated his 25th anniversary as principal conductor of Berlin Philharmonic in a wonderful Celebration Concert in Berlin. Find out more about the biography of this outstanding conductor:

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(Written on December 7, 2017 )

In the News today: Michael Tilson Thomas Headed for the California hall of Fame, ICMA jury nominates 357 releases for the 2018 awards, UK Government increases exceptional talent visa offer, TfL and Yamaha unveil Tube Pianos and Radio France to host the 4th edition of the International Conductor Competition Evgeny Svetlanov.

International Piano

TfL and Yamaha unveil Tube Pianos

A two-year project, named #Platform88 is underway where three pianos will be installed across the Tube network for passengers to play. The first instalment being placed at Tottenham Court Road station.

Classic FM

Bach on 20 cellos 

Cellist Margarita Balanas plays the famous Bourée from JS Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 on 20 historic cellos

Classical Music

Government increases exceptional talent visa offer

Double the number of visas will be open to individuals who show promise in technology, science, art and creative industries.

Forbes

How To Make It In The Music Business Today: Improvisation All The Way

Artists today need to know a lot more than they needed to know twenty years ago.

The New York Times

Has all of opera’s gold already been mined? John Adams thinks not.

Hiking in California’s gold country with John Adams, an enfant-terrible-turned-elder-statesman whose new Gold Rush opera is definitely not Puccini’s.

The Washington Post

Noseda’s travels with the NSO, from club to concert hall

New music director Gianandrea Noseda is continuing what amounts to his real inauguration with the National Symphony Orchestra. His program this week was supposed to represent a trip around Europe; but in fact, he led the orchestra around Washington.

San Franscisco Classical Voice

Michael Tilson Thomas Headed for the California Hall of Fame

Amid the much-publicized news of his scheduled stepping down from the music directorship of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas has been selected by California Governor Jerry Brown as an inductee to the California Hall of Fame.

Japan Times

Nintendo’s sound designer Hirozaku Tanaka and his 8-bit revolution

Chip Tanaka’s compositions: the music you didn’t realise you grew up with.

Pizzicato

ICMA Jury nominates 357 releases for the 2018 awards

For the 2018 awards the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 357 audio and video productions (321 in 2017, 364 in 2016) from 120 labels (119 in 2017, 115 in 2016).

Seville Orchestra goes culinary

In honor of Spanish mezzo soprano Teresa Berganza, the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla organizes a royal culinary gala with celebrity chef Kamilla Seidler and Spain’s best sommelier Nuria Espaaaon November 25 at the ballroom of the legendary Hotel Alfonso XIII in seville

Concerti

Musikalische Grenzüberschreitungen

Ende November findet zum vierten Mal cresc… Biennale für Moderne Musik Frankfurt Rhein Main statt. In diesem Jahr steht das Festival unter dem Motto „Transit“

Klassik.com

Französisches Kulturministerium plant einschneidende Maßnahmen im Pariser Musikleben

Die unter dem Titel “Action Publique 2022” zusammengefassten Maßnahmen umfassen in Bezug auf das Musikleben unter anderem eine Fusion des Orchestre de Paris mit der Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris.

Musik Heute

Bregenzer Festspiele 2018 mit Erst- und Uraufführung

Die Bregenzer Festspiele werden im kommenden Jahr mit der Oper “Beatrice Cenci” von Berthold Goldschmidt eröffnet. Die österreichische Erstaufführung wird im Festspielhaus drei Mal gezeigt, teilten die Veranstalter am Donnerstag in Bregenz mit.

France musique

Radio France accueille la 4e édition du Concours de chefs d’orchestre Evgeny Svetlanov

Partenaire de l’évènement, Radio France va accueillir la 4e édition du Concours international de chefs d’orchestre Evgeny Svetlanov.

Platea Magazin

La ciudad de Halle concede el Premio Haendel 2018 a la mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato

El evento tendrá lugar en mayo del año que viene, en un concierto de la propia artista, en el que presentará su último disco In war and peace, en Halle, acompañada de la agrupación Il Pomo d’Oro.

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Heildelberger Frühling @hdfruehling: Starker Abgang! Unser Musikpreisträger 2017, Klaus Lauer, verabschiedete sich von den Badenweiler Musiktagen mit allen 16 Streichquartetten von an 5 Abenden, gespielt vom ! war für die dabei

Bayerische Staatsoper @bay_staatsoper: Nominations are open! Name your favourite artists for the

 

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In today’s news: AI could become the next Mozart, violins that incorporate spiders’ silk, nominations for 2018 International Opera Awards are open. A missing Weill song is rediscovered and the German theatre prizes are awarded.

The Telegraph

Royal Academy of Music sacks lecturer over student guide that referred to string players as ‘pond life’ and violinists as ‘gypos’

The advice note circulated to students at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music was intended to help them get jobs and keep them. Instead, it caused a student revolt leading to the sacking of the senior lecturer who wrote it.

Classical Music

Nominations open for 2018 International Opera Awards

Members of the public can submit nominations in with categories including Male and Female Singer of the Year, New Production of the Year, Opera Company of the Year, and awards for Philanthropy and Education and Outreach initiatives.

Opera Now

Wexford Festival Opera awards artistic bursaries

Wexford Festival Opera artistic director David Agler has revealed the winners of three artistic bursaries following the company’s 66th season.

Futurism

Will the Next Mozart be a Robot?

The Creative AI.

NewStatesman

Why classical purists should start taking video game music seriously

The best music stays with you long after you finish playing.

Classic FM

These violins are made from spiders’ silk, and they sound beautifully mellow

An engineering student from Imperial College London has built a violin with a composite that incorporates spiders’ silk.

Codex flores

Verschollenes Weill-Lied in Berlin wiederentdeckt

In einem Berliner Archiv ist ein bislang als verschollen gegoltenes Lied Kurt Weills wieder aufgefunden worden. Das dreiseitige Notenblatt enthält das für Lotte Lenya geschriebene «Lied vom weissen Käse».

Pizzicato

‘rainy days’ in Luxemburg: « Für Musik, die es schwer hat »

„How does it feeI?“ nennt sich das Festival für Neue Musik ‘rainy days’, das gestern in der Luxemburger Philharmonie begann und noch bis zum 19. November dauert.

Klassik.com

Faust-Theaterpreis 2017 für Christoph Marthaler

Der Schweizer Regisseur Christoph Marthaler hat den Deutschen Theaterpreis “Der Faust” 2017 in der Kategorie “Regie Musiktheater” erhalten.

Spettacoli e Cultura

Chopin, mistero risolto: uno studio rivela la causa della morte del compositore polacco

I suoi notturni sono tra le composizioni musicali più famose e citate di tutti i tempi. E finora il buio, e il mistero, continuavano ad avvolgere le circostanze della sua morte.

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  in 1934 FP of ‘s Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini with & Leopold Stokowski

 

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(Written on November 7, 2017 )