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In today’s news: Further success for the performers of the Royal Wedding, Kyle Albertson flies cross-state 6 hours before show to save the Dallas Symphony, a study of Stradivarius violins revealed voice-like acoustics, Antonio Mendez appointed conductor of Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, and two opera singers receive important awards from the country Azerbaijan.

Classic FM

Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is now a chart-topper

The Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has shot to the top of the US iTunes pop chart with his album ‘Inspiration’.

BBC News

Royal wedding 2018: The story behind the music

The couple hand-selected the music to accompany the ceremony, which ranged from gospel to traditional hymns.

Financial Times

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Gražinytė-Tyla, Carnegie Hall, New York — a conductor to watch

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is probably the most talked-about young conductor around, regardless of gender, yet she is relatively unknown in New York.

Opera Wire

Kyle Albertson Makes Heroic Role Debut At The Dallas Symphony

Kyle Albertson flew from San Fransisco to Dallas 6 hours before the show to replaceMatthias Goerne in a highly anticipated performance of Wagner’s “Die Walküre.”

The Times

Stradivarius violins really do match a sweet voice

A study of the acoustics of antique violins found that they have remarkable similarities to the acoustics of human singers, especially the violins of Antonio Stradivari.

PlayStation Life Style 

Music From PlayStation Games Will Echo at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by the City of London Choir is going to perform several soundtracks from a variety of PlayStation games.

Observer

Opera House presents ‘Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing,” a new cinematic profile of the beloved artist, as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

The New York Times

BAM’s Outgoing Leader Announces His Final Next Wave Festival

he Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday unveiled the lineup of the final Next Wave Festival to be overseen by Joseph V. Melillo, the institution’s executive producer.

Pizzicato

Tenerife Symphony hires Antonio Mendez as Principal Conductor

Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez (*1984, Palma de Mallorca) has been appointed principal conductor of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra from the 2018-2019 season. His contract is signed for three years.

Die Zeit

Metropolitan Opera reicht Klage wegen Missbrauchs ein

Nach einer internen Untersuchung zieht die New Yorker Met gegen ihren früheren Chefdirigenten James Levine vor Gericht: Er habe sieben Männer sexuell missbraucht.

Klassik.com

Auszeichnung für Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov

Die beiden Opernsänger Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov haben zwei wichtige Auszeichnungen des Landes Aserbaidschan erhalten.

BR Klassik

Menschenfreund und Grenzüberschreiter

Dieter Schnebel – evangelischer Pfarrer, Pädagoge, Musikwissenschaftler, poetischer Philosoph und Visionär, vor allem aber: unkonventioneller Komponist und Grenzüberschreiter. Eine der wichtigsten deutschen Künstlerpersönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts ist am Sonntag im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben.

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Kyle Albertson steps in at Dallas Symphony © OperaWire

(Written on May 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: Kenneh-Mason praised for Royal wedding performance, US choir’s debut UK tour, Verdi letters seized by Italian government, National Concert Hall gets revamp, Dai Fujikura’s “Solaris” includes robots, the Augsburg City Theatre to be converted into a state theatre, and Pianist See Siang Wong wins cooking show.

Classical Music 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’, Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’ and Maria Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne at the royal wedding on 19 May.

The City Choir of Washington to make debut UK tour

The City Choir of Washington will perform at venues in London, Oxford, Gloucester and Ely in July 2018.

The Times

‘Damaged’ Verdi letters seized from descendants

Hundreds of letters written by the composer Giuseppe Verdi have been seized by the Italian government from his heirs amid claims that some have gone missing or been damaged by damp.

National Concert Hall chief Simon Taylor hopes its €78m revamp hits a high note

The National Concert Hall is being transformed by a €78m investment – and boss Simon Taylor hopes the audience will be too.

NME

Manchester Orchestra pay tribute to Scott Hutchison with Frightened Rabbit cover

Atlanta band and close-friends of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, Manchester Orchestra have paid tribute to the passing of the singer-songwriter with a cover of ‘My Backwards Walk’.

Opera Wire

50th Anniversary of Tullio Serafin’s Death To Get Major Celebration

To mark the 50th anniversary of his death the “Archivio storico Tullio Serafin” is coordinating a series of events to raise awareness of the Maestro’s contribution to the world of music.

Musik Heute

Metropolitan Opera verklagt Levine wegen Rufschädigung

New York – Im Streit zwischen der New Yorker Metropolitan Oper und ihrem entlassenen Star-Dirigenten James Levine fordern beiden Seiten Schadenersatz in Millionenhöhe.

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Keine Lösung im Weltraum-Theater – Deutsche Erstaufführung von Dai Fujikuras „Solaris“ in Augsburg

Bald werden sie im Alltag um uns sein: Roboter mit rasant lernender künstlicher Intelligenz und einem Aussehen nach Wunsch, Lust und Laune. Nun wagte das Theater Augsburg die in Paris uraufgeführte „Solaris“-Vertonung des Japaners Dai Fujikuras.

Augsburger Theater wird nach Nürnberger Modell zum Staatstheater

Das Augsburger Stadttheater soll nach dem bereits in Nürnberg angewandten Stiftungsmodell in ein Staatstheater umgewandelt werden.

Kassik.com

Pianist See Siang Wong gewinnt Schweizer TV-Kochshow

Der Pianist See Siang Wong (39) hat die sechste Staffel der schweizerischen Kochshow “SRF bi de Lüt Männerküche” gewonnen. Im Finale kochte er für die Jury ein asiatisches Menü, bei dem vor allem sein Laksa-Fisch im Bananenblatt und sein Beef Rendang überzeugen konnten.

BR Klassik 

 Leoš Janáček: “Aus Einem Totenhous”

Das ist der Handlungsgang der dreiaktigen, wegen ihrer Kürze in der Regel ohne Pause gespielten Oper “Aus einem Totenhaus” von Leoš Janáček. Die Vorlage lieferte Dostojewski (1860), die Vertonung fand erst nach Janáčeks Tod auf eine Bühne in Brünn/Brno.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 21, 2018 )

In todays news: Game of Thrones soundtrack becomes a live show, studies show music is good for the heart, BBC Radio 3 & 4 compete for morning audiences, Sarah Connolly’s take on opera’s “ridiculous” harassment anxiety, Oldenburger Staatstheater relocates to a tent, a new concert hall in Munich Werksviertel has been approved, and Bachfest Leipzig gets new director.

The Times

Music to slay dragons by: the Game of Thrones experience

The show’s composer Ramin Djawadi tells us how his soundtrack has become a live show.

The Guardian 

Radio 3 is winning the breakfast battle with Radio 4 – but the war is not won

The classical music station’s morning programme has seen an 11% rise in listeners, but it must be bolder and broader if it wants to attract new listeners elsewhere.

Classical-music 

Royal Wedding 2018: Who is performing at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding?

What to expect from the music at this year’s most talked-about wedding

Harvard Health

Tuning in: How music may affect your heart

Listening to music may boost exercise ability, ease stress and anxiety, and enhance recovery from strokes.

The Telegraph

Sarah Connolly on opera’s ‘ridiculous’ harassment anxiety and working with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones

Rupert Christiansen interviews mezzo-Soprano, Sarah Connolly.

Broadway World

Five Musicians to Receive Ford Musician Awards From League of American Orchestras

Five orchestra musicians will receive Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service from the League of American Orchestras at the League’s 73rd National Conference in Chicago.

The New York Times

15 Classical Music Festivals to See This Summer

From Bernstein centennials at Tanglewood to Mahler in the desert, concerts across the country you don’t want to miss this season.

Pizzicato

Cleveland Institute of Music to launch most diverse class in school history

Cleveland Institute of Music will welcome 162 of the world’s most talented classical music students into its inaugural class of the new Minority Artist Fellowship programme for African-American and Latino students.

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Google startet neuen Musikdienst bei YouTube

Google macht einen neuen Anlauf im Musik-Streaming, diesmal unter der Marke der Videoplattform YouTube. Der neue Dienst YouTube Music wird Zugang zu Songs und Musikvideos bieten. Neben einer werbefinanzierten Gratis-Variante gibt es ein Abo-Modell ohne Anzeigen, das auch Downloads erlaubt.

klassik.com

Oldenburger Staatstheater zieht in Zirkuszelt

Aufgrund von Bauarbeiten zur Verbesserung des Brandschutzes am Großen Haus zieht das Staatstheater Oldenburg bis Anfang Juli in ein Zirkuszelt am Hafen um. Das Zelt verfügt über 1.000 Sitzplätze, fast doppelt so viele wie im großen Haus. Mehr als 40 Vorstellungen soll das Ausweichquartier in dieser Zeit beherbergen.

BR Klassik

Neues Konzerthaus München Grünes Licht für Vertrag mit Architekturbüro

Mit dem neuen Konzerthaus im Münchener Werksviertel geht es voran: Der Haushaltsausschuss des Bayerischen Landtags hat den Weg frei gemacht für eine Auftragsvergabe an die Sieger des Architekturwettbewerbs, das Büro Cukrowicz Nachbaur aus Bregenz.

Musik Heute

Der Musikwissenschaftler Michael Maul wird neuer Intendant des Bachfestes Le

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A live concert spin-off from Game of Thrones will feature a 20-strong choir and 40-odd-piece orchestra © The Times

(Written on May 18, 2018 )

In today’s news: YouTube adopts streaming, people trade morning shows for classical music, opera lags behind the industry’s acceptance of maternity leave, more ‘under 35s’ are turning to classical music, Bridget Jones’ Diary to tour with live orchestra, call for women to write ‘human rights’ music, former Munich University Director Siegfried Mauser faces over 2 years imprisonment, and Deutsche Schallplattenkritik – German Record Critics published its awards for February 2018.

BBC News

YouTube unveils new music streaming service

YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

The Times

Today programme loses 65,000 listeners as audience tunes out

BBC listeners are ditching politics for classical music in the morning, according to official figures showing Radio 4’s Today programme losing its audience while the Radio 3 breakfast show soars.

Music Teacher

Call for women to write new music ‘for human rights’

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Office has launched a campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights.

Classic FM

More huge increases in Classic FM listeners under 35

According to figures released today, 5.6 million people now listen to Classic FM every week – and over a million of them are under 35.

The Guardian

Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers

Soprano Julie Fuchs was asked to leave an opera cast because her pregnancy would ‘compromise its artistic integrity’. Why are companies not looking at different kind of compromises?

Cosmopolitan 

Bridget Jones’s Diary with a live orchestra is touring the UK

Bridget Jones’s Diary is about to commence a tour across the country for the first time ever this November with a full live orchestra.

Opera Now

The Eden Project to stage its first ever opera

The Unsung Heroes of the Planet is a collaboration between music theatre company Gestalt Arts and leading scientists, and is about trees’ ability to communicate through underground networks of fungus.

The New York Times

A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line

David Lang has established himself as a master of powerful, large-scale public music through ambitious projects like “the public domain,” for 1,000 voices at Lincoln Center, and “symphony for a broken orchestra,” for hundreds of broken school instruments in Philadelphia.

Limelight

Melbourne Recital Centre receives $1 million bequest

The Betty Amsden Foundation has given $1 million to Melbourne Recital Centre, the largest bequest that the venue has received in its history. In memory of the late arts philanthropist Betty Amsden and her passion for music education, the significant sum will help fund a dedicated families and children’s program.

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Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik: die Bestenliste 2/2018 ist erschienen

Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik hat seine zweite Vierteljahresliste 2018 veröffentlicht. Insgesamt haben 157 Juroren aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz alle im letzten Quartal neu veröffentlichten Tonträger gesichtet und in 32 Kategorien die Besten der Besten ermittelt.

Klassik Heute 

Juan Diego Flórez ersetzt David Garrett bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz

Der Geiger David Garrett muss aus gesundheitlichen Gründen seinen für den 14. Juli geplanten Auftritt bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz absagen. Bereits gekaufte Karten für das seit langem ausverkaufte Open Air Konzert behalten ihre Gültigkeit. Die Münchner Philharmoniker konnten mit dem Tenor Juan Diego Flórez einen Gesangs-Weltstar als Einspringer für das Konzert verpflichten.

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Urteil: Mehr als 2 Jahre Haft für Ex-Hochschulrektor Siegfried Mauser

Der ehemalige Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule und des Salzburger Mozarteums ist aufgrund von drei Fällen der sexuellen Nötigung verurteilt worden. Staatsanwaltschaft und Gericht glaubten durch hinreichende Beweise sowohl der Haupt-, als auch den beiden Nebenklägerinnen.

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The Eden Project © Opera Now

 

(Written on May 17, 2018 )

In today’s news: Classic BRITs announce sponsors, BBC radio wary of streaming services, queer Korean opera, orchestra performs Prince’s repertoire alongside Questlove, Conductor Currentzis and his „Fokus“-programme in the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Pianists Danae und Kiveli Dörren invite chamber music lovers to their Molyvos Music Festival, and acoustics seem off in the newly opened Elbphilharmonie.

Music Week 

Apple Music, Classic FM and PPL partner with Classic BRITs

The Classic BRIT Awards has revealed its official partners for this year’s ceremony. The awards show, which will air on ITV, takes place on June 13 at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Telegraph 

Radio could be killed by streaming services, head of BBC radio warns

BBC radio is under threat from streaming giants and must reinvent itself to survive, the corporation’s most senior music executive has said.

Classical-music.com

An unusual competition for young musicians

Most people enter a competition in order to win. The Two Moors Festival’s Young Musicians scheme, however, looks for four winners instead of one and provide a mini masterclass to each candidate.

The Guardian

Trojan Women: the Greek tragedy that became a queer Korean opera

A bold new show retells the Euripides classic through traditional pansori, K-pop and the story of ‘comfort women’ in the second world war.

Billboard

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince Tour Slated for Fall

Prince will be celebrated with the 35-city 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, comprising of a full symphony orchestra for the first time, playing alongside a live band featuring vocalists.

Broadway World

Pianist Boris Giltburg Joins Pacific Symphony For A Night Of Russian Classical Music

Making his first appearance with Pacific Symphony, Moscow-born Israeli pianist, Boris Giltburg, brings fresh dynamism to one of the world’s best known piano concertos-Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Mehr als ein Dirigent: Der auf den Klippen tanzt

Seit Jahren schafft Teodor Currentzis es schon, die Klassik-Szene in Atem zu halten. Nun beschließt der Dirigent die ihm gewidmete „Fokus“-Reihe in der Alten Oper mit einem Rameau-Programm.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Doktor Faustus

Alfred Huber ist Arzt und im Nebenberuf Komponist.

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Schubert mit Schafen

Die Pianistinnen Danae und Kiveli Dörken laden ihre Künstlerfreunde zum Molyvos Music Festival ein, um auf Lesbos ein rauschendes Fest der Kammermusik zu feiern.

El País

Bioética del instrumento musical

Bernard Sève ahonda en las relaciones entre música y filosofía en un sorprendente ensayo.

The New York Times

Remembering Glenn Branca: Hear 10 of His Essential Works

Glenn Branca died this week at 69. The musician and composer spent decades shaping the worlds of avant-garde rock and contemporary classical music.

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Zumutung oder Offenbarung?

Nicht mehr und nicht weniger als ein gebautes Wunder erwartete die Welt, als am 11. Januar 2017 die Elbphilharmonie ihre Pforten öffnete.

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Prince performs at Skanderborg Festival 2013 in Denmark © PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images

 

 

 

(Written on May 16, 2018 )

In today’s news: Composer Glenn Branca dies at 69, new book researches the deaths of 70 of the best-known classical composers, 300 school children to play with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The biggest German music youth competition is about to start in Lübeck, Stuttgart opera needs to relocate during renovation, legendary scenographer and director Karl-Ernst Herrmann has died, Germanys biggest Choir festival has come to an end, and Le Monde examines how protests affect programming.

Billboard

6 Classic Albums That Wouldn’t Exist Without Glenn Branca

Pioneering avant-garde guitarist and composer Glenn Branca died Sunday night, as reported by his wife, longtime collaborator and ensemble member Reg Bloor. He was 69.

The Guardian

Classical composers unfairly tainted by STD rumours, book claims

A retired surgeon’s research into the deaths of 70 of the best-known classical composers has led him to conclude that many of them were unfairly tainted with reputations for “venereal disease, alcoholism or sexual impropriety”.

Music Teacher

Lowestoft schools to perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Arts charity Children & the Arts has announced that 300 children for four Lowestoft primary schools will perform in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) at the town’s Marina Theatre.

Choir and Organ

João Vaz makes first concert trip to the UK

Portugal’s leading organist, João Vaz, will play his first concerts in the UK this June for Portugal Day (10 June).

Classic FM

Someone called 911 to report a gun – but it was just a guy playing his bassoon

A 911 caller told police a man was sitting on his car with a weapon, but he was just playing the bassoon.

The New York Times

A New ‘Horror Opera’ Opens Miller Theater’s Next Season

With her dark, disturbing “Breaking the Waves,” Missy Mazzoli established herself as an opera composer to watch. Now New Yorkers will get a chance to hear her latest work, “Proving Up,” which will open the 30th-anniversary season of the Miller Theater at Columbia University.

NMZ

Bundeswettbewerb «Jugend musiziert» in Lübeck – über 2600 Teilnehmer

Der Bundeswettbewerb «Jugend musiziert» findet in diesem Jahr in Lübeck statt. Vom 17. bis zum 24. Mai erwarte die Stadt mehr als 2600 Teilnehmer im Alter zwischen 13 und 27 Jahren.

Musik Heute

Oper Stuttgart: Philharmonie-Neubau als Interim?

Im Streit um eine Übergangsspielstätte für Stuttgarts Oper während der geplanten Sanierung des alten Opernhauses hat die CDU-Ratsfraktion einen reinen Interimsbau abgelehnt.

Tagesspiegel

Mitgründer der Berliner Schaubühne: Karl-Ernst Hermann ist tot

Er gründete die Berliner Schaubühne mit und prägte das deutsche Theater über 50 Jahre. Nun ist der Bühnenbildner und Regisseur Karl-Ernst Hermann im Alter von 81 Jahren gestorben.

Kulturradio

54 Chöre und Vokalensembles ausgezeichnet

Rund 5.000 Sängerinnen und Sänger aus 116 Chorformationen waren zum 10. Deutschen Chorwettbewerb gekommen, der vom 5. bis 13. Mai 2018 in Freiburg stattfand.

Le Monde

Ces chanteurs qu’on ne peut plus voir

Depuis 2005, plusieurs artistes ont été déprogrammés à cause de prises de position ou de paroles choquantes.

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Glenn Branca photographed on Nov. 16, 1994 © Ebet Roberts/Redferns

(Written on May 15, 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: Jessye Norman gets RPS gold, first ever saxophonist signed to Decca Classics, Spotify stop promoting or recommending music by artists whose content or conduct it deemed to be offensive, Keith Saunders on photographing musicians for a living, Music festival Lunalia, and winners decided at the German Choir Competition in Freiburg.

Classic FM

Who actually was Jenny Lind, the real-life opera singer in The Greatest Showman?

Nicknamed the ‘Swedish Nightingale’, Jenny Lind was a soprano whose voice was admired by Chopin, Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann.

Jessye Norman awarded Royal Philharmonic Society gold medal at a star-studded ceremony

The legendary American soprano was honoured at the 2018 RPS Music Awards.

The Independent

Can George Benjamin’s opera Lessons in Love and Violence follow the success of Written on Skin? 

The perfectionist composer is again working with director Katie Mitchell and librettist Martin Crimp, to tell the story of Edward II and his lover Gaveston.

Gramophone 

Saxophonist Jess Gillam signs for Decca Classics

19-year-old Gillam becomes the first saxophonist to sign for Decca Classics in the label’s history.

The Guardian 

Sharks love jazz but are stumped by classical, say scientists

A study at Macquarie University in Sydney found that sharks could recognise jazz – if there was food on offer.

The Washington Post

Levine’s recordings withdrawn from Met Opera radio channel

Performances by James Levine were withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company’s history.

The New York Times

Spotify Pulls R. Kelly and XXXTentacion From Playlists, Stirring a Debate

Spotify, the music industry’s leading streaming service, said on Thursday that it would stop promoting or recommending music by artists whose content or conduct it deemed to be offensive, hoping to quell a furor over the singer R. Kelly but immediately starting another debate over who qualified for the ban.

Limelight

Keith Saunders on shooting musicians for a living

The photographer, whose images will be familiar to anyone who’s been to a Musica Viva concert, takes us behind the scenes in a new exhibition

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Musik-Festival Lunalia: Mit der Kraft des vollen Mondes

Zeitloses in Flandern: Das Stimm-Festival Lunalia entdeckt unter Leitung von Jelle Dierickx die bezaubernde Stadt Mechelen und feiert den Gesang in all seinen Formen.

Welt

Das beste Mittel gegen Sexismus? „Aufhören, Arschlöcher zu hypen“

Christopher Rüping, 32, steht für eine neue Art von Theaterregisseuren: allürenfrei, politisch, mit einem Herz für flache Hierarchien. Nun ist er zu Gast beim Berliner Theatertreffen.

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Nemanja Radulovic im Konzerthaus: Unbändige Energie

Der serbische Geiger Nemanja Radulovic und sein Ensemble Le Trilles du Diable überzeugen im Konzerthaus.

SWR2

Entscheidungen beim Deutschen Chorwettbewerb in Freiburg – Preise für Mannheimer und Freiburger Chöre

In Freiburg treffen sich bis zum 13. Mai die besten deutschen Laienchöre zum Deutschen Chorwettbewerb.

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Nemanja Radulovic in Dresden © picture alliance / dpa / Arno Burgi

 

(Written on May 11, 2018 )

In today’s news: RPS Music Award winners announced, leading soprano withdraws from ex-husband’s opera, winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition, chamber orchestra plays techno beats, and Staatstheater Cottbus dissolves contract with Evan Christ.

Evening Standard

Proms 2018: What to see and hear at the world’s greatest classical musical festival 

General booking for the Proms 2018 opens on Saturday — here’s what you should keep an ear out for at the world class classical music festival.

BBC Music Magazine: Classical-Music

Winners of the RPS Music Awards announced

The Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in live classical music in the UK.

The Times

Soprano Kristine Opolais withdraws from her ex Andris Nelsons’ opera

Kristine Opolais revealed her separation from Andris Nelsons in March and this week, less than a month before the Covent Garden run of Wagner’s opera begins, she announced her withdrawal.

NPR

How A Synesthetic Artist Sees Sounds And Turns Music Into Paintings

Artist Christina Eve has synesthesia, a rare neurological condition that entwines the senses.

The Guardian

Young musicians on the day that changed their lives

One overslept, one played in cowboy boots and one’s next gig is the royal wedding-five past winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition.

i News

Calderland – A People’s Opera celebrating Yorkshire community’s response to floods wins top award

Calderland – A People’s Opera, performed by a choir of 200 adults and children with the help of a cast of thousands, won the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Learning and Participation.

RTE.ie

Niall Horan performs Flicker with RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Niall Horan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra premieres on RTÉ One this Saturday and here’s your chance to watch the full performance of Horan’s torch song Flicker.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Das Kammerorchester, das Technobeats spielt

Das Verworner-Krause-Kammerorchester trägt Bauhelme, spielt Guerilla-Konzerte und verschmilzt Klassik, Jazz und Pop. Das funktioniert bemerkenswert gut.

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Hyperaktives Sensorium

Der Komponist und Performer Alexander Schubert verbindet mediale Wirklichkeiten zu explosiven Gemischen.

“Gesänge des Daseins” am Konzerthaus Berlin – Eine Dokumentation

Im Dezember 2017 gastierte das Ensemble MA.NM im Rahmen des neuen Wettbewerbformats “D-BÜ” am Konzerthaus in Berlin.

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Staatstheater Cottbus: Stiftungsrat für Trennung von GMD Christ

Der Vertrag des Staatstheater Cottbus mit seinem Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ soll nun endgültig aufgelöst werden.

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Calderland – A People’s Opera © Sarah Mason – Landlines and Watermarks

(Written on May 10, 2018 )

In today’s news: Baroque manuscripts found in South American village, mystery of composer Robert Ramsey portrayed in 17th century painting, Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director, 70th anniversary of RIAS Chamber Choir, Staatskapelle Weimar wants to premiere Liszt Opera, and Wiener Philharmoniker releases professor from duty after abuse allegation.

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BBC National Orchestra of Wales announces 2018-19 season

As part of nationwide events marking the centenary of the end of World War One, the orchestra will perform the first complete performance of Stanford’s little-known Mass Via Victrix 1914-1818

The New York Times

Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music

Original Baroque manuscripts left by Jesuits are found in South America, of which 500 students in a rural village are taught to play.

An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at Time

OrchKids is a free after-school program that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Marin Alsop, started a decade ago that reaches 1, 300 children in 6 schools.

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17th-century painting reveals piece of music in great detail

The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World is a second source of a 17th-century musical work by the little-known composer Robert Ramsey.

The Guardian 

Opera’s roads not taken: two rarities in Italy

Opera houses must produce plenty of Carmens and Toscas to stay afloat, but bold progamming in northern Italy this season means you can catch an early Verdi and electrifying Zandonai.

The Mirror 

‘Dancing’ robots create cars in amazing video set to classical music

Thousands of high-speed robots are seen harmoniously assembling entire car bodies in just 68 seconds with amazing precision as part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Limelight

Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director

Iain Grandage has been named as the new Artistic Director of Perth Festival. The acclaimed composer, musician, collaborative artist and programmer will succeed Wendy Martin, taking up the position for festivals between 2020 and 2023.

Der Tagesspiegel

70. Gründungsjubiläum Was der RIAS Kammerchor 2018/19 plant

Von Barock über zeitgenössische Musik zurück zum Ende des ersten Weltkriegs: Der RIAS Kammerchor zeigt mit dem Programm 2018/19 alle seine Facetten.

SWR2

Schweizer Musikpreisträger 2018 Grand Prix für Jazzmusikerin

Für die Vergabe der Schweizer Musikpreise ist ein Expertengremium und eine Jury zuständig. Diese bestimmte in diesem Jahr die Musikerin Irène Schweizer für den Hauptpreis.

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Staatskapelle Weimar will nahezu vergessene Liszt-Oper uraufführen

Eine nahezu in Vergessenheit geratene, unvollendete Oper von Franz Liszt (1811-1886) will die Staatskapelle Weimar am 19. August konzertant uraufführen.

klassik.com

Missbrauchs-Vorwurf: Wiener Philharmoniker vom Dienst freigestellt

Nachdem sich mehrere Personen an das Rektorat der Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien gewandt hatten, hat dieses einen Professor fristlos entlassen.

france musique

Disparition de la chanteuse Maurane dont la raison « s’envolait avec Glenn Gould et Bach »

La chanteuse belge Maurane est décédée à l’âge de 57 ans. L’artiste a été retrouvée sans vie à son domicile dans la périphérie de Bruxelles, le lundi 7 mai.

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The town of Urubichá, S. America, has a music school with 500 students © Lena Mucha for The New York Times

(Written on May 9, 2018 )