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In today’s news: ‘Music China’ to promote music and music study in Shanghai. In September 250 musicians will meet at the 67th International Music Competition of the ARD in Munich. St Asaph Cathedral cuts its music team in an attempt to balance its budget. Chariots Of Fire revealed as top sporting classical music list from Classic FM. Mexico’s food markets offer groceries with a side of opera.

BBC News

St Asaph Cathedral makes music team redundant

A cathedral has cut its music team as it attempts to balance its budget.

Classic FM

Chariots Of Fire tops sporting classical music list from Classic FM

The nation’s favourite piece of classical music with a sporting connection has been revealed as Vangelis’ ‘Chariots of Fire’, taken from the movie of the same name.

The Straits Times

Mexico’s food markets offer groceries with a side of opera

Shoppers in Mexico City’s Argentina Market got an unexpected dose of culture last Saturday (Aug 25) when they were treated to Spanish composer Pablo Sorozabal’s opera La Tabernera Del Puerto.

London Theatre

Play written in support of Brexit Leave campaign to premiere in London

A new play written by two journalists in support of the Leave campaign is set to premiere at the Union Theatre in October.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Besessen um die eigene Zukunft gespielt

Kirill Petrenko eröffnet die Saison der Berliner Philharmoniker – und lockt diese Elitetruppe aus der Reserve.

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Der Guru der Musikethnologie

Eine der größten Sammlungen globalmusikalischer Tondokumente befindet sich heute im Ethnologischen Museum in Berlin. Den ältesten Teil dieser Tonaufnahmen bilden Edison-Walzen aus der Zeit um 1900. Sie stehen heute auf der Liste des UNESCO-Weltdokumentenerbes.

Klassik.com

Bahn knickt ein: Keine Musik zur Bekämpfung der Berliner Bahnhofskriminalität

Die Berliner Bahn hat ihr Projekt zur Vertreibung von Trinkern, Drogenabhängigen und Kriminellen an Bahnhöfen durch atonale Musik auf Eis gelegt. Die Initiative Neue Musik Berlin hatte zuvor zu einer Demonstration am Brennpunkt-Bahnhof Hermannstraße eingeladen, bei der atonale Musik gespielt wurde.

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‘Music China’ soll in Shanghai für Musik und Musikstudium werben

Die Klassik boomt in China. Ständig werden neue Orchester gegründet. Die Musikschulen halten damit nicht Schritt.

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ARD-Musikwettbewerb 2018 Spielen und Singen um die begehrten Preise

Knapp 250 Musiker treffen sich ab dem 3. September beim 67. Internationalen Musikwettbewerb der ARD in München. Die jungen Instrumentalisten und Sänger aus aller Welt treten vor Jury und Publikum, um in diesem Jahr in den Fächern Gesang, Trompete, Viola und Klaviertrio einen der begehrten Preise zu gewinnen.

Platea Magazine

Der Pianist Josu de Solaun weiht den George Enescu International Contest 2018 ein

El próximo 1 de septiembre Josu de Solaun viajará a Rumanía, invitado por el Concurso Internacional George Enescu, para interpretar el Triple concierto de Paul Constantinescu en la jornada inaugural del certamen.

St Asaph Cathedral makes music team redundant

Photo credit: Philip Halling/Geograph

 

(Written on August 28, 2018 )

Torrential rain and lightning cause issues for outdoor performances over the weekend, opera prodigy gets astrophysics degree. Berlin’s longest-serving classical music concert organiser Witiko Adler celebrates its 90th birthday, the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2018 by Darmstadt Summer Courses has been awarded. In the world of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Concerti will accompany them on their next tour in August.

Eastern Daily Press

Katherine Jenkins forced to abandon fans at Norfolk concert because of torrential downpour

Opera superstar Katherine Jenkins was forced to leave the stage temporarily during a Norfolk performance because of torrential rain.

The Argus

Opera prodigy gets astrophysics degree after working with NASA

At the age of 19, opera prodigy Jessica May Hislop was singing at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow. Five years later, she has swapped arias for academia and graduated from Sussex University with a first class honours master’s degree to spend her life looking at the stars.

BBC News

UK heatwave: Lightning cancels Tom Jones York comeback gig

Lightning strikes have forced Sir Tom Jones to cancel his comeback concert in York.

Drill music video stopped by armed police

A music video being shot in east London was stopped by the Metropolitan Police following reports of a firearm.

The New York Times

Bayreuth’s First American Director Made Wagner a Feminist. What Now?

Wagner’s “Lohengrin” — as staged at the Bayreuth Festival by the visionary Yuval Sharon, the first American director in the festival’s 142-year history — has a new ending.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Konzertmeister

Guter Draht zu Jahrhundertgrößen: Berlins dienstältester Klassikveranstalter Witiko Adler feiert 90. Geburtstag.

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Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2018 – Das Finale der Darmstädter Ferienkurse

Bei der Verleihung des Kranichsteiner Musikpreises 2018 am 28.07.2018 wurden vier Teilnehmer*innen der 49. Darmstädter Ferienkurse ausgezeichnet.

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In der Welt von… West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

In unserer Reihe „In der Welt von…“ begleiten wir, vernetzt durch Smartphone und Social Media, Künstler auf Reisen, zu spannenden Projekten und besonderen Ereignissen. Diesmal: das West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

El País

Se venden guitarras con historia

La tienda Guitar Giraffe ofrece piezas únicas ‘vintage’ que busca, identifica y ofrece a clientes de todo el mundo.

 

(Written on July 30, 2018 )

In today’s news: An airline refused to let orchestra on board with instruments. RPS gives support for young musicians totalling £42,000. Original Elgar Manuscript on Antiques Roadshow. Premier trombonists to descend Iowa City. Symphonic flashmob in Berlin. 121 applications for Eisler scholarship in Leipzig. Orchestra of Valencia and Ramón Tebar to give free open air concert. Oliver Knussen – his life.

Classic FM

An airline refused to let this orchestra on board with their instruments – and they protested in the best way

This orchestra – Pokrovsky Opera on Facebook – were travelling from Riga airport in Latvia to Moscow, Russia, when they were stopped at security with their instrument cases.

Rhinegold

RPS gives support for young musicians totalling £42,000

The programme offers a range of support to outstanding instrumentalists, ensembles and composers, including non-repayable grants for students in financial need to afford quality instruments.

Classic FM

Original Elgar manuscript valued at £100,000 on Antiques Roadshow

A woman who appeared on Antiques Roadshow has been sitting on an incredibly valuable musical item: the original drafts and revisions of Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

The Daily Iowan

Premier trombonists to descend on Iowa City for international festival

For the first time, the University of Iowa will host the annual International Trombone Festival to bring world-class trombonists together for a special four-day event to celebrate the many facets the trombone has to offer.

Pizzicato

Ng Tian Hui named Music Director of the Pioneer Valley Symphony

The Pioneer Valley Symphony, an orchestra in Greenfield, Massachusetts, has announced as its new musical director 38-year-old Ng Tian Hui.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Er lehrte die wilden Kerle das Singen

Seine erste Sinfonie schrieb er mit Fünfzehn – und dirigierte sie gleich mit dem London Symphony Orchestra. Jetzt ist der englische Komponist und Dirigent Oliver Knussen gestorben.

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Sinfonischer Flashmob

Die Aktion Symphonic Mob verwandelt am 23. September die Piazza der Mall of Berlin zum Konzertsaal, wenn Laienmusiker auf Profis des Deutschen Symphonie-Orchesters Berlin und des Rundfunkchors Berlin treffen

Musik Heute

121 Bewerbungen für Leipziger Eisler-Stipendium

Für das erstmals ausgeschriebene Hanns-Eisler-Stipendium der Stadt Leipzig haben sich 121 Komponisten angemeldet.

Platea Magazine

La Orquesta de Valencia y Ramón Tebar ofrecen un concierto gratuito en la Playa de Las Arenas

El próximo 13 de julio, a las 22 horas, la Orquesta de Valencia prolongará la celebración de su 30 aniversario con un concierto gratuito al aire libre, en el marco de la Playa de Las Arenas.

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Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Symphonic Mob © Kai Bienert

(Written on July 11, 2018 )

In today’s news:  EU vote a “sad day” for music. Honorary scholarships awarded at Royal Academy of Music. Sheku Kanneh-Mason holds Classic FM no. 1 for seventh week in a row. Free version of Sibelius now available.  10-Year-Old Natsuho Murata Awarded 1st Prize at Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition. Cecilia Bartoli to perform La Cenerentola in Barcelona and Madrid. The Carl-Orff-Festspiele is back with a new name and motto. A portrait of Young Euro Classic. Bayreuth – Joachim Lange in conversation with director Yuval Sharon.

UK Music

UK Music chief: EU vote “a sad day” for music – but fight goes on to ensure fairness for creators

A vote by MEPs to reject the Legal Affairs Committee’s proposals on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was described as a “blow” for the music industry by UK Music.

Rhinegold

Royal Academy of Music awards honorary scholarships

The Royal Academy of Music has awarded honorary memberships to Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, and Paul Lewis among others.

Classic FM

Classic FM Chart: Sheku Kanneh-Mason holds No. 1 for seventh consecutive week

The Royal wedding cellist once again remains unbeatable in the Classic FM Chart, as his debut album ‘Inspiration’ takes the No. 1 spot for the seventh week in a row.

Rhinegold

Free version of Sibelius software now available

Technology provider Avid has announced the availability of Sibelius|First, a free version of the composition and notation software Sibelius. The free software includes many of the features of the original, including composition, transcription and editing tools.

The Telegraph

For six months in 1937, Graham Greene ran a weekly magazine called Night and Day, a sort of London New Yorker.

10-Year-Old Natsuho Murata Awarded 1st Prize at Italy’s il Piccolo Violino Magico Competition

10-year-old Natsuho Murata has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition – in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy

Concerti

Ausdrucksenergien, die zu Explosionen führen

Bei Young Euro Classic wird die Begeisterung junger Musiker zum Konzertereignis

Neue Musik Zeitung

Ein Amerikaner in Bayreuth – Joachim Lange im Gespräch mit „Lohengrin“-Regisseur Yuval Sharon

Amerikaner trifft auf Malerpaar, einen Wagnerspezialisten und auf den Schwanenritter – Yuval Sharon (39) inszeniert den neuen „Lohengrin“ in Bayreuth.

Bayerische Rundfunk

Das Weltenrad dreht sich wieder

Die Carl-Orff-Festspiele sind zurück – mit neuem Namen und einem neuen Konzept: “O Fortuna… Das Weltenrad dreht sich wieder!”, so das Motto 2018.

Platea Magazine

Cecilia Bartoli cantará “La Cenerentola” de Rossini en Barcelona… y también en Madrid

La mezzosoprano romana Cecilia Bartoli llevará La Cenerentola, ópera de Rossini, hasta el Palau de la Música de Barcelona para conmemorar el 150 aniversario del fallecimiento del compositor.

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(Written on July 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: BBC Radio 3 announces New Generation Artists. Graduates fight crime with Music. 103 year old pianist shares her love of music. Trumpeter Alison BCellist Sebastian Fritsch wins Hamburger Tonali competition. Roberto Alagna cancels appearance at Beyreuther Festspiel. Can music making cause health problems? The Venezuelan musicians in the Barcelona classical music scene. Finalists announced for The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship.

Rhinegold

BBC Radio 3 announces six New Generation Artists

BBC Radio 3 has announced the six musicians selected to join its New Generation Artists scheme from 2018-2020.

The Times

The university graduates fighting crime with classical music and social media apps

Police Now is a scheme to attract lateral thinkers with degrees to the force. Recruits tell what it’s like dealing with murder call-outs and moped gangs.

BBC News

The 103-year-old pianist

Colette Maze was born in 1915 and has played the piano for over a century. Here she shares her love of the instrument and her secrets to growing old.

The Telegraph

Trumpeter Alison Balsom: ‘The way we treat music is criminal’

As she takes over the Cheltenham Music Festival, star trumpeter Alison Balsom tells Ivan Hewett why she’s on a mission.

Limelight

Finalists announced for The Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship

Eight finalists are in the running for this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship, geared towards professional development and boasting a combined prize pool of $70,000.

klassik.com

Cellist Sebastian Fritsch gewinnt Hamburger Tonali-Wettbewerb

Der Cellist Sebastian Fritsch hat den diesjährigen Tonali-Instrumentalwettbewerb gewonnen. Fritsch erhielt neben dem Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro auch den mit 3.000 Euro dotierten Publikumspreis sowie den saltarello-Sonderpreis.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Kann Musik krank machen – und wenn ja, welche?

Schlechte oder zu viel Musik gehört zum probaten Instrumentarium akustischer Kriegsführung – spätestens seit dem dreizehnten Jahrhundert vor Christus. Und auch die Liste der Musikerkrankheiten ist endlos.

Bayrischer Rundfunk

Roberto Alagna sagt kurzfristig ab

Dreieinhalb Wochen vor der Eröffnung stehen die Bayreuther Festspiele ohne Lohengrin da. Der französische Tenor Roberto Alagna, der die Titelpartie in der Wagner-Oper zum Auftakt des Festivals am 25. Juli singen sollte, hat abgesagt. Das teilte ein Festspielsprecher am Samstag mit.

El País

Con los chelos y los violines a otra parte

Un grupo de músicos venezolanos forma la Camerata Internacional de Barcelona

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(Written on July 2, 2018 )

In today’s news: Ivan Hewett on composer Simon Holt, Alexis Ffrench contends that classical music should learn from hip hop, and Deutsche Grammophon unveil 120th anniversary plans. Moreover, the recording of Jonas Kaufmann’s intense Otello debut at the Royal Opera House now ranks number one on the classic charts, and Laura Schwengber translates music into sign language at Puls Open Air Festival.

The Telegraph

Composer Simon Holt on angst, creativity and the dangers of being ‘terminally trendy’

‘The world is full of composers who can fashion a slick, exciting piece that is modern in a fashionable way, slips down easily, and leaves nothing behind it. Much fewer in number are the composers whose pieces unveil a vivid and utterly personal expressive world, but which for that reason do not slip down easily. Simon Holt, who turns 60 this year, is definitely one of the latter sort’.

BBC News

Classical music ‘should learn from hip hop’

Classical music suffers from a “sense of entitlement” and needs to learn lessons from other, more “provocative” genres, says composer Alexis Ffrench.

Rhinegold

Deutsche Grammophon announces 120th anniversary plans

Deutsche Grammophon will celebrate its 120th anniversary this year with an international programme of activities and new releases. Digitised versions of rediscovered and previously unreleased tracks recorded in the early 1900s, including a reading by Leo Tolstoy and early recordings by Louis Armstrongs, are being created.

Financial Times

The strange appeal of Toto’s Africa — and why it’s cover-proof

Cropping up in South Park, Family Guy and Stranger Things, the song is popular with a generation too young to have known it first time round.

Music Week

‘It’s more relevant than it’s been for years’: Inside classical music’s UK revival

The Classic BRITs returns this week after a five-year absence, hot on the heels of the success of Ball & Boe, The Greatest Showman and Sheku Kanneh-Mason. So, are classical music and its associated genres back on the up? Hazel Davis investigates…

Concerti

Die offiziellen Top 20 Klassik-Charts im Juni 2018

Jonas Kaufmann hat vergangenen Juni sein Rollendebüt als Otello am Londoner Royal Opera House gefeiert. Der Mitschnitt dieser intensiven Aufführung steigt neu auf Platz eins der Klassik-Charts ein. Opernchef Antonio Pappano dirigiert voller Umsicht und mit der gebührenden Dramatik, Keith Warner inszeniert die Oper wie einen packenden Thriller.

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Laura übersetzt Musik in Gebärdensprache

Beim Puls Open Air war sie auf der Bühne Dolmetscherin für alle, die die Konzerte nicht hören konnten. Was Laura auf der Bühne genau macht, ist gar nicht so einfach zu definieren. Eigentlich ist sie Gebärdensprachen-Dolmetscherin, aber irgendwie auch selbst Performance-Künstlerin, so wie sie tanzt, springt und gestikuliert.

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Lebe dein Leben und deine Musik

Irene Kurka etabliert einen Podcast rund um den zeitgenössischen Gesang. Wer sich ihren Terminkalender, ihre Repertoireliste anschaut, glaubt ihr ‘neue musik leben’, diesen schönen, diesen redenden Titel für ihren brandneuen Podcast sofort. Irene Kurka lebt in der Neuen Musik, lebt für sie.

Klassik.com

Sachsen: Land erhöht Finanzmittel für Theater und Orchester

Mitarbeiter kommunaler Theater sollen in Sachsen künftig mehr Geld erhalten. Das Kabinett stimmte einem entsprechenden Entwurf aus dem Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst zu, nun muss noch der Landtag zustimmen.

Le Monde

Le business des concerts se porte à merveille

A la tête d’un réseau de 29 salles et de dizaines de stades aux Etats-Unis, Tim Leiweke, le patron d’Oak View Group, se développe à marche forcée dans un secteur florissant. “L’industrie des concerts n’a jamais été aussi florissante”, assure Tim Leiweke, le PDG d’Oak View Group, qui compte un réseau de 29 salles de concert et des dizaines de stades aux Etats-Unis.

Platea Magazine

La Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias presenta “Perspectivas”, su temporada 18-19

La Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias ha presentado la que será su próxima temporada, 2018-2019, bajo el título “Perspectivas”, que ha ideado su director artístico y titular Rossen Milanov. Los conciertos se celebrarán en Oviedo (15 conciertos) y Gijón (9 programas).

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Composer Simon Holt

 

(Written on June 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: Symphony Orchestra of India’s debut UK tour, Kendrick Lamar collects his Pulitzer Prize, Swedish orchestra turns homophobic hate mail into music, the Elbjazz-Festival thrives, Thomas Fichtner is new Intendant of the Ensemble Musikfabrik, and book recommendation of “Leonard Bernstein – Der Charismatiker.”

Classical Music

Symphony Orchestra of India announces debut UK tour

The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) has announced an inaugural six-concert tour of the UK.

Classic FM

Londoners enjoy Mozart while Welsh prefer symphonic rock, study reveals

Following a recent rise in the popularity of orchestral music in the UK, a study has found British people’s taste in music varies considerably depending on where they live.

NME

See Kendrick Lamar collect the Pulitzer Prize for music

Kendrick Lamar has picked up his 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music in New York making him the first a non-jazz or classical artist to be awarded the accolade.

Forbes

Aaron Kuffner Turns Indonesian Gongs Into A Robotic Orchestra

Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s artistic robotic orchestra, Gamelatron fuses technology, sound, sculpture, and engineering to create a visceral experience based on acoustic resonance and robotic technology.

Los Angeles Blade

Swedish orchestra transforms homophobic hate mail into music

An orchestra in Sweden decided to turn a negative into a positive when it received homophobic hate mail.

The Stage

How to succeed on your path towards an operatic career

Susan Elkin seeks ways to fill the gap for aspiring opera singers just leaving school and moving onto postgraduate training.

Times Higher Education

Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Nicholas Till hears productive questions in a probing consideration of tragédie lyrique.

Die Zeit

Voll im Groove

Der Echo Jazz ist endgültig implodiert. Aber das Elbjazz-Festival lebt, und die Stadt swingt so sehr wie lange nicht.

Fono Forum

Ensemble Musikfabrik

Das Ensemble Musikfabrik beruft Thomas Fichter zum Intendanten und der musikaffine Bundestagspräsident a. D. Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert übernimmt Schirmherrschaft.

BR Klassik

Buch – „Leonard Bernstein – Der Charismatiker“ 

Ein Mann der Extreme

The New York Times

The Pugnacious Performer Who Wants to Take the Harpsichord Mainstream

Mahan Esfahani is a musician on a mission. “Until the harpsichord has the presence that any other mainstream instrument has, my work isn’t done,” he said.

Congress for the New Urbanism

Walk over, Beethoven

The survival of live classical music depends on many things, not the least of which is the design and urban planning around concert halls.

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Symphony Orchestra of India announces debut UK tour © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 31, 2018 )

In today’s news: 16-year-old pianist wins BBC Young Musician 2018, BBC Philharmonic invites audiences to keep their phones on, forgotten suffragette is remembered in musical, Leonard Bernstein is remembered by Wachholtz Verlag in book, and Samuel Hasselhorn wins Queen Elizabeth competition in Belgium.

Classical Music 

Pianist Lauren Zhang wins BBC Young Musician 2018

16-year-old pianist Lauren Zhang has been crowned BBC Young Musician 2018.

BBC Philharmonic invites audiences to keep their phones on in ‘Philharmonic Lab’ concerts

As part of a challenge to traditional classical concert behaviour, the BBC Philharmonic will be inviting audiences to keep their mobiles phones on during next season’s Philharmonic Lab concerts.

Classic FM

The nation’s favourite piece of wedding music has been revealed

A few weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favourite piece of wedding music so we could find out which matrimonial melody really is the nation’s favourite.

The New York Times

In New York High Schools, the Sound of Music Is Muted

At Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, Steven Oquendo is trying to keep a small band alive by recruiting students from different schools that share the former Christopher Columbus High School campus.

The Guardian

The forgotten suffragette jailed for blowing up a post box

The eventful life of Lady Rhondda, who fought to allow women in the House of Lords, is celebrated in a new musical.

SWR2

Auch Verleihung des Echo Jazz entfällt

Trotz Echo-Chaos war die Verleihung der Echo-Jazz-Preise für Ende Mai in Hamburg geplant. Jetzt wurde die Feier zur Verleihung aber ersatzlos abgesagt. Die Preise gibt es auf Wunsch trotzdem.

Kultur Port

SHMF feiert 100 Jahre Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, Mitgründer des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (SHMF) und des internationalen Festivalorchesters, 100 Jahre alt geworden. Anlässlich dieses Geburtstags widmet der Wachholtz Verlag dem Dirigenten, Komponisten und Musikpädagogen einen Bildband. Das SHMF setzt außerdem einen programmatischen Schwerpunkt und bietet dem Publikum hochkarätig besetzte Konzerte.

Klassik Info

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden und Berliner Philharmoniker setzen Zusammenarbeit fort

Das Festspielhaus Baden-Baden und die Berliner Philharmoniker haben einen Vertrag zur Fortsetzung der Osterfestspiele unterzeichnet.

France Musique

Le baryton allemand Samuel Hasselhorn remporte l’édition 2018 du Concours Reine Elisabeth

Samuel Hasselhorn, un baryton allemand de 27 ans, a été nommé lauréat de l’édition 2018 du concours Reine Elisabeth en Belgique.

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Children practise at the Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx © Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for The New York Times

(Written on May 14, 2018 )

In today’s news: Spotify remains at a loss despite 75 million paying subscribers, RSNO orchestra to play along viewing of Jaws, combined music-rights database provides more transparency, Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner, almost half UK orchestral musicians cannot make ends meet, and British conductor Sir Roger Norrington as guest of Deutsches Symphonie Orchester.

Classical Music

Craig Armstrong signs to Decca for new studio album

The award-winning film composer Craig Armstrong OBE is to release a studio album as part of a major new deal with Decca Records.

Music Business Worldwide

Global Music Rights Database Pilot Launched with top music companies

A raft of top music companies including, Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell, BMG and Global Music Rights, have joined a pilot by tech startup JAAK, which provides a shared data network that aims to create a public record of rights and a fixed audit trail.

Choir and Organ

Genesis Foundation announces premieres inspired by the Eton Choirbook

Harry Christophers & The Sixteen are to premiere new Genesis Foundation commissions by Sir James MacMillan and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs.

The Times

Liam Scarlett on remaking Swan Lake for the Royal Ballet

The choreographer tells Debra Craine what to expect of the Royal Ballet’s first new take on the classic for 30 years

Evening Times

Jaws to be screened with live orchestra

The movie is to be projected onto the big screen with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) playing one of cinema’s greatest ever music soundtracks.

 

Science Daily

Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner

What happens in a crocodile’s brain when it hears complex sounds? An international research team has provided the answer to this question. 

Slipped Disc

UK classical musicians ‘cannot make ends meet’

A survey of 285 musicians in seven orchestras across the UK has found that 44 percent struggle to pay their bills.

Der Tagesspiegel

Das Beste kommt zum Schluss

Martinů  und Mozart: Der britische Dirigent Sir Roger Norrington zu Gast beim Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester.

BR Klassik

Über 300 Millionen mehr eingeplant

Der Bund will dieses Jahr gut 300 Millionen Euro mehr für Kultur und Medien ausgeben als laut Regierungsentwurf im Vorjahr, dies teilte die Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters am Donnerstag mit. 

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Spotify gewinnt fünf Millionen Abo-Kunden im Quartal

Der Musikstreaming-Marktführer Spotify hat im vergangenen Quartal fünf Millionen zahlende Abo-Kunden hinzugewonnen und steckt trotzdem weiterhin tief in den roten Zahlen fest.

Pizzicato

Erste Bayreuther Opern Uraufführung seit Parsifal

Der österreichische Komponist Klaus Lang (*1971) komponierte auf Initiative von Katharina Wagner für die Bayreuther Festspiele 2018 die Oper ‘der verschwundene hochzeiter’, nach einer niederösterreichischen Sage. 

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Liam Scarlett with Lauren Cuthbertson © Chris McAndrew for The Times

(Written on May 4, 2018 )

In today’s news: British Museum launches first music festival, Wigmore Hall International Strings Competition winners announced, disruption at the Royal Opera House as outsourced security teams threaten strike action. German collection society GEMA increased its revenues by 5% last year to hit €1.074bn, Jennifer Higdon has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize and Germany’s Echo prize to reconsider award process.

Classical-Music.com

The British Museum launches its first music festival

A two-week festival at the British Museum hopes to combine classical and contemporary music with its global historical exhibitions.

Music of the Holocaust available to watch after 20 years in archive

Acclaimed documentary The Music of Terezín has been recovered to view by the public on the Music and the Holocaust website.

Thoroughly Good

Wigmore Hall competition winner announced after weekend-long finals

International String Quartet Competition attracts string quartets of the highest calibre, with members aged under 35, who are keen to pursue performing careers at the highest level.

The Stage

Unrest at ROH as security staff threaten strike action

Security at the London venue is outsourced to a company called Corps Security, which determines pay for its personnel. The allegations of bullying also relate to Corps Security, not the Royal Opera House management

ATG expands into German venue operation with acquisition of five theatres

Ambassador Theatre Group will acquire five new venues in Germany as it announces a takeover of theatre operator Mehr! Entertainment.

Music Business Worldwide

GEMA revenue up 5% in 2017 to reach €1.07bn

German collection society GEMA increased its revenues by 5% last year to hit €1.074bn. That’s up 5%, or nearly €50 million from 2016 thanks in part to a rise in income from the public performance of music, radio and TV, as well as a payment for the so called ‘iPhone tax’.

philly.com

Philly Grammy-winner Jennifer Higdon now wins $100,000 Nemmers Prize, too

Jennifer Higdon has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition for 2018, given to contemporary classical composers of exceptional achievement […].

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Barockes Opernhaus in Bayreuth : Hier könnte etwas Zukunftsweisendes entstehen

In Bayreuth ist das Opernhaus der Markgräfin Wilhelmine aus dem Jahr 1748 wiedereröffnet worden. Warum ist bislang nur eine Gelegenheitsbespielung geplant? Wie Leben in den Weltkulturerbe-Bau kommen könnte.

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Nach heftiger Kritik: Echo-Veranstalter wollen Preis überarbeiten

Wegen des Proteststurms nach der Echo-Verleihung an die Rapper Kollegah und Farid Bang will der Veranstalter das Konzept erneuern.

Musik Heute

Thüringer Bachwochen ziehen positive Bilanz

Rund 18.000 Besucher sind zu den Thüringer Bachwochen gekommen. Die 53 Veranstaltungen seien zu 80 Prozent ausgelastet gewesen, teilten die Organisatoren am Sonntag mit.

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Jean-Claude Malgoire, hautboïste et chef d’orchestre, est mort

Pionnier de la musique ancienne et représentant du courant des « Baroqueux », il s’est éteint à l’âge de 77 ans.

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Composer Jennifer Higdon (c) Karli Cadel

 

(Written on April 16, 2018 )