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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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(Written on November 17, 2017 )

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?

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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 )

In today’s classical news: Dutch violin maestro Rieu fights child labour fine, Yo-Yo Ma steps down from Silkroad Ensemble, Shortlist for the 2017 British Composer Award announced, Elphilharmonie in Hamburg counts already four million visitors.

Geo.tv

Dutch violin maestro Rieu fights child labour fine

The celebrated violinist Andre Rieu has appealed in court against an “absurdly high” 116,000-euro fine — issued for allowing children to perform in his show past the legal time limit set by Dutch law, his lawyer said Tuesday.

The Strad

Yo-Yo Ma steps down from Silkroad Ensemble

Cellist passes directorship of artistic melting pot to trio of current musicians.

BBC Music Magazine

Shortlists for the 2017 British Composer Awards announced

http://www.classical-music.com/news/shortlists-2017-british-composer-awards-announced

The shortlists for the 2017 British Composer Awards (BCA) have been announced. This year’s line-up features thirty composers and 33 works in 11 categories, from Solo to Stage Work, Wind Band to Contemporary Jazz.

Forbes

MusicSpoke Looks to Disrupt $1 Billion Sheet Music Industry with Marketplace for Artist-Owned Scores

Five hundred thousand organizations buy new sheet music each year, but their choices are limited by the constraints of traditional music publishing.

LiveArena

Four ways Brexit might change the music industry

While no one, including the politicians, knows exactly what Brexit and the famous Article 50 might throw up for the country, there’s plenty to be said for the potential issues it may well cause.

Broadway World

ASPECT Foundation for Music & Arts Announces 2017/2018 Season

After its highly successful inaugural season in North America, the acclaimed ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts is expanding its programming to seven fascinating concerts this season.

Pizzicato

2018 might be the last year for UK musicians in the European Youth Orchestra

Young UK players are worried about their possibilities to take part in the European Youth Orchestra. As a consequence of the Brexit, the EUYO will move its headquarters from London to Italy.

Luxemburger Komponist Marco Pütz in den Niederlanden ausgezeichnet

Der Luxemburger Komponist Marco Pütz wird am 29. Oktober in Arnhem mit dem ‘BUMA International Brass Award 2017’ ausgezeichnet.

Musik Heute

Elbphilharmonie hatte bereits vier Millionen Besucher

Die Elbphilharmonie hat knapp ein Jahr nach der Übergabe an die Stadt Hamburg schon vier Millionen Menschen angezogen.

KlassikAkzente

Gratulation – Elvis das Schaf nominiert für Deutschen Kinderhörspielpreis 2017

“Elvis und der fliegende Holländer” vermittelt spielend leicht den Opernstoff von Richard Wagner. Jetzt ist das kürzlich erschienene Hörspiel für den Deutschen Kinderhörspielpreis 2017 nominiert.

Codex Flores

Offener Brief der Deutschsprachigen Opernkonferenz

Die Deutschsprachigen Opernkonferenz, zu der auch das Opernhaus Zürich gehört, wendet sich in einem offenen Brief an den russischen Kulturminister Wladimir Medinskij zum Hausarrest des Regisseurs.

Epoch Times

Angesagte Reiseziele 2018: Hamburg weltweit auf Platz 4 aller Top-Städte

Die neue Elbphilharmonie und eines der besten Nachtleben Europas: Für die Macher von “Lonely Planet” zählt Hamburg zu den angesagten Reisezielen 2018.

France Musique

Une clinique de Maubeuge reçoit le label « Maternités en Musiques »

Pour atténuer les douleurs et les tensions, la polyclinique du Val de Sambre à Maubeuge diffuse de la musique à tous les étages de la maternité.

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BR-Klassik @BR_Klassik  He stopped walkin: Pianist und Sänger Fats Domino ist tot.

Pizzicato Magazin @PizzicatoMag Perm: Currentzis setzt sich durch

 

“Maternités en Musique” à Maubeuge, France © Getty / Vesnaandjic

(Written on October 26, 2017 )

In today’s news: conductor David Heusel dies of unknown causes, aged 60; composer Karol Beffa is honoured with the Grand Prix SACEM for symphonic music. Streetwise Opera announces 15th anniversary opera, Komische Oper Berlin turns 70. 

The Times

World-renowned conductor David Heusel died hours before he was to perform in Dublin

David Heusel was American born, but over the past 20 years had made a name for himself in Dublin conducting Opera Ireland and working with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Classic FM

Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, according to study

A concerning new piece of research reveals the scale of the mental health crisis facing the UK music industry.

Opera Now

Streetwise Opera announces 15th anniversary opera

Streetwise Opera will celebrate its 15th anniversary by presenting the premiere of a new immersive opera on 14 and 15 April 2018 at Sage Gateshead.

Music Teacher

Ten Pieces III activities announced

BBC Music and BBC Learning have announced a programme of activity for Ten Pieces III for the 2017/18 academic year, including a Live Lesson inspired by the Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.

The Strad

Violinist avoids jail after causing car crash at twice the drug drive limit

Violinist Victoria Yellop, who trained at London’s Trinity College of Music, was given a four-month suspended prison sentence and a six-month night-time curfew for causing a traffic accident while under the influence of cocaine.

The New York Times

As Geffen Hall’s Renovation Stumbles, Cincinnati Shows the Way

A concert hall that was simply too cavernous: hard to sell out and leaving audiences feeling distant from the music. Lobbies that have grown shabby over time. A fortresslike presence, somewhat isolated from the city just outside its doors.

Pizzicato

Composer Karol Beffa Honoured with the Grand Prix SACEM for symphonic music

In a ceremony on November 27 at Pleyel, the French Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) will award their Grand Prix for symphonic music to the composer Karol Beffa.

Browdway World

Grammy-Winning Kronos Quartet to Work with Orange County School of the Arts Students

In partnership with the Orange County Philharmonic Society, Orange County School of the Arts has brought the talented and highly acclaimed Kronos Quartet to OCSA to teach and practice repertoire with select students. 

Zeit Online

Hämmer ohne Grenzen

Punk ist zurück, sitzt aber am Klavier: Die Neoklassik von Nils Frahm, Francesco Tristano oder den Grandbrothers beantwortet eine Sehnsucht nach Reduktion und Regelbruch. 

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Zwischen Düsternis und Sinnlichkeit

Die Komische Oper Berlin wird siebzig. Für das Jubiläum wird tief in das Repertoires gegriffen: Barrie Kosky eröffnet die Saison mit seiner Inszenierung von Claude Debussys „Pelléas et Mélisande“.

France Musique

Karol Beffa, Grand Prix Sacem de la musique symphonique 2017

Chaque année, la Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (Sacem) récompense le travail artistique de ses membres, en attribuant une série de Grands Prix, dont le Grand Prix de la musique symphonique, le Grand Prix du jazz et le Grand Prix de la musique du monde.

El Mundo

El Reina Sofía acogerá el festival de arpa Tierra 47

El festival de arpa Tierra 47 se celebrará en Madrid los días 20 y 21 de octubre. En concreto, en las instalaciones del Museo Reina Sofía, como ya se hiciera con otros festivales como Músicas Infinitas o Escena contemporánea.

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 Today is celebrating the studio that changed music forever:

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(Written on October 18, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News: UK Music proposes law to protect music venues, Alistair Rutherford breaks another world record. Matthias Bamert is to be the head conductor of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov is to be the new head conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Also a brief history of Eastern German Label Amiga.

Classical Music Magazine

UK Music proposes law to protect music venues

UK Music has revealed plans to protect music venues threatened with closure.

Choir and Organ

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire announces new head of organ

Daniel Moult is to succeed Henry Fairs as head of organ at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Telegraph

Opera singer and film writer ex-boyfriend in High Court battle over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbuster

An opera singer is locked in a High Court battle with her film writer former boyfriend over who wrote the script to a Hollywood blockbuster.

Playbill

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Musicians Get 21 Percent Pay Raise

The musicians of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have been awarded a 21% pay raise following a three-year pay freeze.

Limelight

Alistair Rutherford, The Running Viola, strikes again

British violist smashes Guinness World Record for running the marathon dressed as a musical instrument.

NPR

Opera Director Yuval Sharon Awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

American opera and theater director Yuval Sharon has earned one of the most prestigious – and lucrative — honors in the arts world.

The Washington Post

Bychkov becomes new chief director of Czech Philharmonic

The Czech Philharmonic says Semyon Bychkov has been appointed as its new chief conductor and music director.The orchestra said Monday that Bychkov assumes his full duties at the beginning of the 2018-’19 season.

Codex flores

Bamert Chefdirigent des japanischen Sapporo Symphony Orchestra

Der Schweizer Dirigent Matthias Bamert wird ab April 2018 für vorerst drei Jahre Chefdirigent des japanischen Sapporo Symphony Orchestra.

Musik heute

Bychkov neuer Chefdirigent der Tschechischen Philharmonie

Semyon Bychkov (64) ist neuer Chefdirigent der Tschechischen Philharmonie. Der US-Amerikaner russischer Herkunft unterschrieb am Montag einen Fünfjahresvertrag, der mit der Saison 2018/2019 beginnt, wie das Kulturministerium in Prag mitteilte

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

70 Jahre Plattenlabel Amiga. Geschichte von Einflussnahme, Anpassung und Zensur

Vor 70 Jahren presste und vertrieb das Label Amiga die ersten Schallplatten im Nachkriegs-Deutschland. Zum Jubiläum erzählt eine Ausstellung die Geschichte der Plattenfirma.

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(Written on October 17, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, the London A Cappella Festival programme is released, and Classical streaming service Grammofy is to shut down after a year. The earliest painting of Mozart has been discovered, and the Heinrich-Schütz music festival attracted more than 4.800 visitors.

Choir and Organ

London A Cappella Festival 2018 announced

The ninth London A Cappella Festival will take place 24-27 January 2018.

Classical Music Magazine

Grammofy to shut down

Specialist classical streaming service Grammofy is to shut down on 15 November.

The Times

Classic FM scores a hit by playing videogame music

Classic FM has commissioned a second series of its videogame music programme after the first became the most downloaded show in the station’s history.

The Guardian

The Guardian view on the ‘yellowface’ casting row: classical music has a diversity problem

The pulling of Peter Eötvös’s opera The Golden Dragon from the Hackney Empire must provoke some tough thinking.

Broadway World

National Philharmonic Kicks Off 2017-18 Season

The National Philharmonic’s 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore commences with star-studded performances by some of today’s most famous classical musicians. 

GreatFalls Tribune

Symphony’s Cascade Quartet walks away from head-on crash

The Great Falls Symphony has a lot to be grateful for this weekend as four of its principal members survived a near head-on collision Thursday near Seeley Lake. 

Crescendo

Frühestes Porträt Mozarts entdeckt???

Kann ein historisches Gemälde als frühestes Bildnis von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart identifiziert werden? Eine heiße Diskussion um den sogenannten “Fruhstorfer Mozart” ist entbrannt…

Pizzicato

Daniel Hope wird künstlerischer Leiter der Dresdner Frauenkirche

Daniel Hope (*1973) wird 2019 für zunächst fünf Jahre Künstlerischer Leiter der Dresdner Frauenkirche.

Musik Heute

Heinrich-Schütz-Musikfest zieht positive Bilanz

Das Heinrich-Schütz-Musikfest hat in den vergangenen zehn Tagen mehr als 4.800 Besucher angezogen. Die 37 Veranstaltungen in Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen seien zu 89 Prozent ausgelastet gewesen, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

Le Monde

L’Opéra de Lyon sous le signe de la guerre

Le chef-d’œuvre de Benjamin Britten, « War Requiem », ouvre la saison lyrique dans le cadre du « Centenaire de la Paix ».

El Mundo

El flamenco, esa escuela de energía

Pepe Habichuela celebra sesenta años de guitarra.

Twitter

Music History    in 1912 FP of ‘s Pierrot Lunaire in Berlin, after 40 rehearsals.

Image: The Times

(Written on October 16, 2017 )

In today’s news: Grace-Evangeline Mason wins Liverpool Philharmonic composition competition, Hackney Empire cancels opera, and Daniel Hope receives Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit. Herbert Blomstedt receives medal of honour from the city of Leipzig, music is crucial for the perception of physical touch, and the chamber orchestra Basel looks back on a successful season 16/17.

Classical Music

Grace-Evangeline Mason wins Liverpool Philharmonic composition competition

Liverpool Philharmonic has named Grace-Evangeline Mason as the 2017 winner of its annual Christopher Brooks Composition.

The Guardian

Hackney Empire pulls out of Chinese takeaway opera over all-white cast

The London premiere of an opera set in a Chinese takeaway has been cancelled after a backlash over its all-white cast.

The Strad

Daniel Hope awarded Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit

The now Berlin-based violinist was presented with the Verdienstkreuz am Bande on the evening of the premiere of a documentary about him.

Classic Fm

Classic FM creates the first 7-egg box as chickens lay more eggs to classical music

To celebrate World Egg Day, Classic FM has teamed up with Clarence Court Eggs to create the first 7-egg box after an experiment reveals chickens are more productive when listening to classical music.

The New York Times

Venezuela’s Government Cancels Another Gustavo Dudamel Tour

The conductor Gustavo Dudamel may well be Venezuela’s most acclaimed cultural export, and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela has come to symbolize that nation’s commitment to social programs and music education for all.

Limelight

Mona Foma unveils its 2018 season

Quirky musical settings, arrangements of old favourites, and the inner workings of the opera singer are next year’s highlights.

RBB Kulturradio

Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt erhält Ehrenmedaille der Stadt Leipzig

Der 90-Jährige wird für seine Verdienste um das kulturelle Leben ausgezeichnet.

Klassik.com

Berührende Musik: Musik entscheidend für die Wahrnehmung physischer Berührung

Wissenschaftlern am Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften (MPI CBS) in Leipzig ist es gelungen, die Bedeutung von Musik für die Wahrnehmung physischer Berührung nachzuweisen.

Codex Flores

Bilanz 16/17 des Kammerorchesters Basel

Das Kammerorchester Basel hat die Saison 16/17 mit einem Gewinn von 89’000 Franken abgeschlossen.

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Pierre Boulez Saal @boulezsaal

Today was the last performance of “ dancing with the gods”. Thank you & !

Herbert Blomstedt ©dpa-Zentralbild/Matthias Creutziger

 

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(Written on October 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: Cellist Daniel Pezotti has died, Rome’s opera house increases it’s intake and number of visitors, and composer Unsuk Chin wins “Wihuri-Sibelius-Prize”. Can classical music give people with Alzheimer’s a new lease of life, and Soho radio gets its first classical music show courtesy of Manners McDade’s Harriet Moss.

Classic FM

Was Mozart’s sister actually the more talented sibling?

On ‘International Day of the Girl’, Classic FM celebrate Nannerl Mozart, the oft-forgotten sister of the eminent Wolfgang.

Telegraph

Can music give people with Alzheimer’s a new lease of life?

Whether it’s singing, humming or playing the piano, for people with dementia music really can be the key to memory.

M Magazine

Tileyard Education announces Women in Music Now event

Tileyard Education has announced details of Women In Music Now (WIMN) – a one-day all-female event which will host talks, panels, networking and workshops for women aspiring to work in music.

Soho Radio launches classical music show

London community channel Soho Radio is launching its very first classical music programme, with Manners McDade’s global creative manager Harriet Moss presenting.

Limelight

Adelaide Festival to host Akram Khan’s final solo performance

The dancer-choreographer will appear in XENOS in 2018, a fitting bookend to his Australian appearances.

Klassik Heute

Bewerbungsphase für Festivalorchester 2018 beim SHMF beginnt

In der kommenden Woche startet die Bewerbungsphase für das Festivalorchester 2018 des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals.

Klassik.com

Schweizer Cellist Daniel Pezzotti gestorben

Der Schweizer Cellist Daniel Pezzotti ist tot.

Pizzicato

Roms Opernhaus steigert Einnahmen und Besucherzahlen

Das Opernhaus der italienischen Hauptstadt meldet für den Zeitraum 2014 bis 2016 ein Plus von 51 Prozent bei den Einnahmen.

France musique

La compositrice sud-coréenne Unsuk Chin a été récompensée du Prix Sibelius de Wihuri.

Décerené en Finlande par la Foundation Jenny et Antti Wihuri, il est doté de 150,000€.

Twitter

@Archivist_Liz So is digging a hole and here’s what was found and now has pride of place in the Hall’s Archive

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(Written on October 12, 2017 )

In today’s news: Winehouse charity helps young singers with chronic health conditions, ‘Make Some Noise Campaign’ raises over £3.5million, and Sweden to hold women-only festival. The Lincoln Center is scaling down it’s renovation plans. The Dresdner Sinfoniker recieve a special honour, Thomas Eitler-de Lint is taking over the Choir of Leipzig Opera, at the Hamburg State Opera Christof Prick is hospitalised, and El Mundo on the transformation of classical music.

The Guardian

Hitting a note: one of the world’s largest pianos finds a grand stage

The near 6 metre-long instrument was built in a farm shed in New Zealand and has become an international attraction.

BBC Newsbeat

Amy Winehouse, music, arthritis and me

Winehouse charity helping young singers with chronic health conditions make their mark in the singing world

BBC News

The Scottish sisters taking classical music uptown

Ayoub sisters shoot to the top of the classical music charts with their debut album of pop covers

Classic FM

Global’s ‘Make Some Noise’ campaign raises over £3.5million for charity

Celebrity guests and classical musicians spend day busking at Leicester Square HQ – including our very own Andrew James Johnson!

The Independent

Sweden to hold women-only festival ‘until men learn how to behave’

Funding campaign reaches its £47,000 target to run Statement Festival for ‘non-men’

The New Yorker

Is David Geffen’s Gift to Lincoln Center Enough to Inspire Half a Billion More?

Now it’s getting ugly. On Tuesday, Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic announced that after “deep review and thoughtful evaluation,” the renovation of David Geffen Hall would be scaled back from an ambitious gut renovation of the iconic 1962 building […]

Codex flores

Eitler-de Lint übernimmt Chor der Oper Leipzig

Der Österreicher Thomas Eitler-de Lint, der an der Zürcher Oper auch schon als Gastchordirigent tätig war, übernimmt die Leitung des Chores der Oper Leipzig.

Klassik Heute

Auszeichnung für die Dresdner Sinfoniker

Die Dresdner Sinfoniker e.V. sind in diesem Jahr Preisträger des Initiativpreises für Kunst und Kultur.

Klassik.com

Staatsoper Hamburg: Vorstellungsabbruch

An der Hamburgischen Staatsoper musste am vergangenen Donnerstag die Aufführung von Carl Maria von Webers Oper “Der Freischütz” abgebrochen werden. Dirigent Christof Prick konnte aufgrund gesundheitlicher Probleme die Vorstellung nicht zu Ende dirigieren.

El Mundo

La música clàssica ha d’estar en evolució contínua

«És important que parlem de la música, del món, de la vida», comença contant Josep Vicent.

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Opernwelt @Opernwelt

«Lulu» ist die «Aufführung des Jahres». Wie arbeitet Christoph Marthaler? Ein Gespräch mit seinem Dramaturgen:

 

Hamburg State Opera @Andreas Praefcke

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(Written on October 9, 2017 )

In today’s news: Tory MP Bernard Jenkin urges visa deal for EU musicians, possible improvement on school results by extra music lessons, and the hearing and visually impaired to get captions through smart glasses in National Theatre trial. Composer Klaus Huber has died, successful 31st edition of music festival “Niedersächsische Musiktage”, and Berlin State Opera is officially re-opened.

BBC News

New music ‘at risk’ through music education ‘neglect’ in England

The success of British music is at risk because the subject is being neglected in schools, says the head of UK Music.

Tory MP Bernard Jenkin urges visa deal for EU musicians

Eurosceptic Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin has urged the UK government to guarantee free movement for top EU musicians after Brexit.

The Guardian

How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it

A Bradford primary school wants the world to know its newfound Sats success is down to giving all children up to six hours of music a week.

Musical Instrument Professional

‘Every child has a right to music education’ – ISM launches Primary Music Toolkit

The ISM Trust, supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA), has commissioned the Primary Music Toolkit to help primary school teachers further their self-assurance in teaching music in the classroom.

The Times

Deaf to get captions through smart glasses in National Theatre trial

Smart glasses are being tried out by the National Theatre in an attempt to make performances accessible to the hearing and visually impaired.

Limelight

Nominations for the 2017 ARIA Fine Arts Awards announced

Slava Grigoryan and ABC Music’s labels dominate the nominations, while a Kate Miller-Heidke inclusion raises eyebrows.

Pizzicato

Three French orchestras collaborate for the employment of an assistant conductor

Three French orchestras, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France and Orchestre National de Lille have signed a partnership for the common employment of an assistant conductor.

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Komponist Klaus Huber gestorben

Klaus Huber war einer der letzten Großen der modernen Zwölftonmusik. Jetzt ist der Schweizer Komponist, Dirigent und Geiger mit 92 Jahren in Perugia gestorben.

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31. Niedersächsische Musiktage erfolgreich abgeschlossen

Die 31. Niedersächsischen Musiktage beschäftigten sich vom 2. September bis 1. Oktober 2017 mit dem Thema „Raum“.

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Wiedereröffnung der Berliner Staatsoper

Wiedereröffnung der Staatsoper Unter den Linden am Tag der Deutschen Einheit mit der Premiere von »Zum Augenblicke sagen: Verweile doch!« mit Robert Schumanns »Szenen aus Goethes Faust« unter der musikalischen Leitung von Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim und in der Regie von Intendant Jürgen Flimm.

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Dirigent Kent Nagano und Intendant Georges Delnon bleiben bis 2025 an der :

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(Written on October 4, 2017 )