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In today’s news: Music helps children through tough times, Jessica Dandy wins Bach Singers Prize, Refugee ensemble gets standing ovations and 5 music start-up to watch. Also German city Bonn honours Beethoven and  Christoph Eschenbach is the new chief conductor of Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

Financial Times

Arts therapy: listening helps children tune into their potential

From Kabul to Hackney, music lessons help the young through tough times.

UNHCR

Refugee orchestra wins standing ovation

An eight-strong ensemble of performers from five countries performed at the Besançon Music Festival in France.

Music Teacher

Today’s children more musical than parents, research shows

Today’s secondary school children are more likely to be able to play a musical instrument than their parents or grandparents, according to a study by Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH), Birmingham.

Early Music Today

Jessica Dandy wins LBS Bach Singers Prize

Contralto Jessica Dandy has won the sixth London Bach Society (LBS) Bach Singers Prize.

Opera Now

Richard Gaddes receives honorary fellowship from Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban has presented an honorary fellowship to alumnus Richard Gaddes, in recognition of his 50-year career in opera in the USA.

IQ

Unlocking blockchain: 5 music start-ups to watch

Tickets Cloud founder Katerina Kirillova highlights some of the companies hoping to revolutionize the music business using blockchain technology.

The New York Times

Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival

When Jane Moss arrived at Lincoln Center 25 years ago to shake up it’s programming, many people thought that the days of its well-loved but staid Mostly Mozart festival were numbered.

The Washington Post

The concert was about unity; the message was all Russian

It was an unusual event from the outset: a privately funded reception and concert of music by Russian and American composers, all based on an ambiguous premise.

Pizzicato

France plans merger of Orchestre de Paris and Philharmonie

The French Ministry of culture plans the merger of the Orchestra de Paris and the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris, France Musique has revealed.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Hewlett Foundation Announces First Winners of 50 Arts Commissions Initiative

The Hewlett Foundation dropped a money bomb on the Bay Area arts scene today, announcing the first 10 recipients of the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative.

Chicago Tribune

Opera ‘As One’ sings a timely tale of being transgender in America

At a time when transgender issues are turning up more often in the national conversation, a recent opera about the journey to self-acceptance of a young trans protagonist is all the more topical than it must have seemed at its premiere three years ago.

Tagesspiegel

Das alles und noch viel mehr

Vom Wunderkind zum Bühnenstar: Der Pianist und Dirigent Daniel Barenboim hat musikalisch wie kulturpolitisch eine glückliche Hand. Heute wird er 75 Jahre alt.

Klassik.com

Musikpreis des Kantons Bern für Meret Lüthi und Ernesto Molinari

Die Violinistin und Gründerin des Alte-Musik-Ensembles “Les Passions de l’âme” Meret Lüthi sowie der Klarinettist Ernesto Molinari sind mit dem diesjährigen Musikpreis des Kantons Bern ausgezeichnet worden.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Bonn entdeckt Beethoven doch noch für sich

Lange hat sich Bonn wenig um den berühmtesten Sohn der Stadt gekümmert. Mit den Feiern zum 250. Geburtstag des Komponisten soll sich das ändern: Ludwig van Beethoven soll zum Aushängeschild der Stadt werden.

Codex Flores

Eschenbach wird Chefdirigent des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin

Christoph Eschenbach, der in den 1980er-Jahren auch das Zürcher Tonhalle-Orchester geleitet hat, wird ab der Saison 2019/20 für vorerst drei Jahre Nachfolger von Iván Fischer an der Spitze des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin.

France musique

Réforme du ministère de la Culture : des propositions chocs pour la musique

Intégration de l’Orchestre de Paris au sein de la Philharmonie, fin des régimes spéciaux à l’Opéra national de Paris… France Musique révèle les mesures du document du ministère de la Culture qui concernent le monde musical.

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The 2017 Global Collections Report is now available. Creators’ global royalty collections hit record €9.2 billion. Digital income growth accelerates to 51% as CISAC member author societies drive efficiencies worldwide.

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(Written on November 15, 2017 )

In today’s news: the funding for the next European youth choir festival in Basel is secured, Academy of Ancient Music announces partnership with Chiltern Arts. In Munich, faculty members of music colleges are protesting low wages. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is extending its contract with Rossen Milanov. A feature on composing and political stance and sexual misconduct at Berklee Music College. Spotify starts selling Makeup.

Classical Music

Academy of Ancient Music and Chiltern Arts announce partnership

The Academy of Ancient Music is to become orchestra in residence at Chiltern Arts Festival.

Choir and Organ

Leicester MusicFest organ competition

The second Leicester MusicFest will include a pipe organ competition.

Opera Now

Glyndebourne Tour to visit Liverpool in 2019

The Glyndebourne Tour is to visit Liverpool’s Empire Theatre – the biggest two-tier theatre in the country – for the first time in 2019.

Classic FM

Flight of the Bumblebee for a marimba and 4 mallets is crazier than you’re expecting

Rimsky-Korsakov’s notoriously fiendish piece sounds absolutely mad in this one-man arrangement for marimba and four mallets.

Forbes

Spotify Is Selling Makeup Now, And That Could Change Things For The Music Industry

Spotify isn’t known primarily as a retailer, even though music fans can purchase items from the streaming site, but as of today, it has taken another step towards becoming more of a shopping destination of sorts.

Pizzicato

Columbus Symphony extends contract of Rossen Milanov

Rossen Milanov’s contract as Music Director of the Columbus Symphony has been extended through the 2024-25 season, the orchestra announced.

New York Times

Three Composers on the Necessity and Pitfalls of Political Music

When classical music composers get political, they often do it at the risk of preaching to the proverbial choir.

WCVB5

Berklee says 11 faculty members were fired over 13 years for sexual assault, harassment

A prestigious music school in Boston will hold a campus forum following a newspaper investigation that found the college allowed three professors to quietly leave the school after students complained the men had sexually harassed or assaulted them.

Codex flores

Finanzierung des 11. Europäischen Jugendchor Festivals Basel gesichert

Die Finanzierung des 11. Europäischen Jugendchor Festival Basel (EJCF) – es findet über die Auf­fahrtstage vom 9. Mai – 13. Mai 2018 in Basel und der Region statt – ist gesichert.

Klassik.com

Lehrbeauftragte an bayerischen Musikhochschulen demonstrieren

Lehrbeauftragte bayerischer Musikhochschulen haben mit einer Demonstration gegen Pläne der bayerischen Landesregierung protestiert. 

Neue Musikzeitung

Braunschweiger Sing-Projekt mit Kulturpreis ausgezeichnet

Das Braunschweiger Schulprojekt «Klasse! Wir singen» ist mit dem Initiativpreis Deutsche Sprache ausgezeichnet worden. 

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(Written on November 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: traveling musicians and British Airways, Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars, Garsington Opera and the 360-degree simulated experience. VocalEssence launches a youth programme, fair pay for Australian artists is still out of reach and the Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up.

The Times

BA tells musicians to buy another seat for their cello

British Airways has caused consternation among some leading performers by making it easier to carry violins and violas but effectively banning most other instruments from the cabin, including guitars, unless passengers buy a second seat.

Classical Music

Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars 2017/18

Sing for Pleasure has announced the recipients of scholarship places on its Young Conductors’ Programme for the coming academic year.Garsington Opera

Opera Now

Garsington Opera unveils 360-degree audience experience

Audiences can immerse themselves in Garsington Opera’s Silver Birch, thanks to a 360-degree simulated experience available on BBC Arts Digital.

Choir and Organ

VocalEssence launches youth programme

VocalEssence, a choral arts nonprofit based in Minnesota, has launched a youth programme.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify, Soundcloud and Deezer join forces as part of new EU lobbying group

Spotify, SoundCloud and Deezer are amongst new members of a European lobbying organization which aims to “advocate for policies that shape a favourable business environment for digital music”.

NYTIMES

Lyric Opera of Chicago Offers Very Theatrical ‘Die Walküre’

CHICAGO — Many productions of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” stage the “Ride of the Valkyries” scene as a rowdy reunion. We see eight Valkyrie sisters, who arrive on their flying steeds, assemble at a mountaintop to greet one another giddily.

Limelight 

Fair pay for Australian artists still out of reach, study shows

Artists earn less than most professionals, with disparities even more pronounced for women and differently abled artists.

Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up

The programme includes Jordi Savall, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Taipei’s U-Theatre and the Michael Clark Company.

France Musique

Décès de l’organiste Michel Chapuis

L’organiste Michel Chapuis est décédé à l’âge de 87 ans. Musicien internationalement reconnu, il a notamment été titulaire de l’orgue du chœur de la cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris et de l’orgue de la chapelle du château de Versailles.

Tagesspiegel

Landesjugendorchester Berlin Tänzerische Leichtigkeit

30 Jahre Landesjugendorchester Berlin: Zum Jubiläum spielt das junge Ensemble Mozart und Vasks im Konzerthaus.

Nachfolger von Ivan Fischer Christoph Eschenbach wird neuer Chefdirigent des Konzerthauses

Seit 55 Jahren steht er auf den Bühnen dieser Welt. Mit Christoph Eschenbach übernimmt ab 2019 ein erfahrener Maestro den Taktstock am Konzerthaus. Er wird den Orchesterwettbewerb auffrischen.

Portraits.klassik

Programme abseits der Konventionen beim Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

Das Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo findet in diesem Jahr zum 37. Mal statt. Auch in diesem Jahr hat der Festivalleiter Marc Monnet mehrere Schwerpunkte gesetzt, die das umfangreiche Programm mit thematischen Strängen durchziehen. 

Berlin.de

Bachs h-Moll-Messe ist Unesco-Welterbe

Jetzt hat es die Berliner Staatsbibliothek schwarz auf weiß: Das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs (1685-1750) h-Moll-Messe gehört nun offiziell zum Unesco-Weltkulturerbe.

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in 1926 Birth of American computer music specialist Max V.

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(Written on November 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: Alfonso Scarano becomes Chief Conductor of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore International Violin Competition announces 2018 participants and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala plans big extension. 60th anniversary of Ingo Metzmacher and impact of music lessons on the aging process. 

Classical Source

Alfonso Scarano named Chief Conductor of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

Alfonso Scarano has been named Chief Conductor of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2017-18 season after having served as Guest Conductor for six seasons between 2011-12 and 2016-17.

Classic FM

Steven Isserlis: This cello was played in the trenches of the First World War

This cello was once played in the trenches of Ypres, one of the most deadly frontlines of the First World War. One hundred years later, Steven Isserlis is letting it sing again.

The Strad

Singapore International Violin Competition announces 2018 participants

Event returns for second edition with $100,000 total prize fund, of which half goes to the winner.

Music Teacher

LPO launches Creative Classrooms Connect

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has launched Creative Classrooms Connect, a collection of resources for Key Stage 2 teachers created in collaboration with primary teachers and other experts in music education.

RNCM launches Pathfinder programme

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has launched a new three-year programme to help aspiring young musicians within Greater Manchester progress their musical talent.

The New York Times

At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

It lasts just a split second, almost imperceptible in a two-hour score. It’s over too quickly to summon the dogs of the Upper West Side or to break any nearby windows.

Irish Times

Can RTÉ effectively axe an orchestra?

Cuts in RTÉ’s pool of musician employees is fuelling speculation about a merger of RTÉ’s two orchestras.

Pizzicato

Milan: Scala plans big extension

Milan’s Teatro alla Scala is building new spaces behind the old theatre, in Via Verdi, where a building which had been acquired years ago, has already been demolished to allow the new construction designed by architect Mario Botta. 

Tagesspiegel

Hommage an Claudio Abbado

Die Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker verleiht den Claudio-Abbado-Kompositionspreis an den Slowenen Vito Zuraj.

Concerti

Würdigung zum 60. Geburtstag

Heute Abend beschäftigt sich Margarete Zander um 21:26 Uhr auf NDR Kultur mit der Karriere des Dirigenten Ingo Metzmacher.

Codex Flores

Besser älter werden mit Musikunterricht

Das Institut für Musikphysiologie und Musikermedizin der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover will gemeinsam mit einem Genfer Forschungskonsortium und der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover erforschen, in welcher Weise Musikmachen im höheren Alter die Denkfertigkeiten und die Lebensqualität älterer Menschen steigern kann.

Il Messagero

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.

France Musique

Les artistes de Broadway se plaignent de la grossièreté de certains spectateurs

Entre les téléphones portables qui sonnent et les papiers d’emballage qui crépitent, les artistes de Broadway (New York) dénoncent le comportement parfois peu respectueux du public.

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(Written on November 8, 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?

The Creative AI.

NewStatesman

Why classical purists should start taking video game music seriously

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

Classic FM

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

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

Codex flores

Verschollenes Weill-Lied in Berlin wiederentdeckt

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

Pizzicato

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

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

Klassik.com

Faust-Theaterpreis 2017 für Christoph Marthaler

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

Spettacoli e Cultura

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

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

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

 

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(Written on November 7, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: classical music calms pets scared of fireworks, scientists solve the riddle of Chopin’s early death, Brit Trust reaches £20m milestone. VR demonstrates what music feels like to a deaf person. Das Berliner Jazzfest attracts young auditory, Harold Faltermeyer wins the German Film Music Award (Deutscher Filmmusikpreis).

The Times

Beethoven soothes pets spooked by fireworks

It may sound barking mad, but on Bonfire Night, pet behaviourists say that dogs can calm down if they listen to Beethoven’s 6th Symphony while cats may prefer hearing Handel’s Sarabande in D minor.

The Guardian

Examination of Chopin’s pickled heart solves riddle of his early death

Scientists diagnose rare complication of tuberculosis following analysis of heart stored in jar of cognac for 170 years.

The Telegraph

The doyenne of French composers Betsy Jolas brings a new work to London, plus November’s best classical concerts

At 91, Betsy Jolas has long been the doyenne of French composers. But she has never shown any sign of resting on those laurels, and seems to be working as hard as ever.

Opera Now

Simona Genga wins COC vocal competition

Mezzo-soprano Simona Genga has won the first prize at the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Ensemble Studio Competition. She receives a $10,000 cash prize and a performance opportunity at Ontario’s Elora Festival.

Classical Music

Brit Trust reaches £20m milestone

The Brit Trust has awarded £20m since it was established in 1989.

The New York Times

How We Used VR to Explore What Music Feels Like to a Deaf Person

Seven years ago, when Rachel Kolb was 20, her friends pitched in to help her learn how to hear music.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Schweißtreibend leichtfüßig

Das Berliner Jazzfest schafft den Anschluss an die Gegenwart. Jazz wirkt im Jahr 2017 aber nicht allein deshalb wieder zeitgenössisch, weil er von jungen Menschen für ein junges Publikum gespielt wird.

concerti

Für Clara zum Geburtstag

Ein radikales Formkonzept, eine vom Publikum unverstandene Erstaufführung und eine jahrzehntelange Phase der Umarbeitung – Robert Schumanns Sinfonie Nr. 4 benötigte mehrere Anläufe, um sich im Konzertrepertoire zu etablieren.

klassik.com

Ehrenpreis wurde in Halle verliehen

Deutscher Filmmusikpreis für Harold Faltermeyer.

El País

La música del exilio

La arpista Cristina Montes abre el ciclo en memoria de los compositores españoles exiliados en la Guerra Civil.

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(Written on November 6, 2017 )

Inclusive Creativity began with a conference at Ulster University in Derry/Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations in 2013, when collaborators including Drake Music, Share Music Sweden and Walled City Music were brought together with leading academics and practitioners in the music and education field.

With significant funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, PRSF’s ‘Beyond Borders’ and the British Council, organisers were able to make their goal of levelling the playing field in professional music a reality for a group of local disabled and non-disabled musicians.

Professor Frank Lyons was instrumental in this vision of inclusive and accessible music-making, and through research and development created a bespoke commission for the group, titled ‘NonZeroSum’. The name derives from video game theory whereby the wins and losses of each gamer do not impact on anyone else – in essence, it is a ‘win-win’ situation for all involved. Inclusive Creativity has identified and implemented the need to develop new repertoire for inclusive ensembles, leading to a range of innovative methods to train emerging and established composers in specific techniques.

“The high artistic quality of the performances of new repertoire, given in renowned mainstream venues to appreciative international audiences has meant successful realisation of a number of key Inclusive Creativity goals. Taking the ensemble on tour has been logistically challenging but has provided positive life-changing experiences for musicians, carers and the broader support team behind the operation.” – Frank Lyons

Tonight at University College Dublin’s Gerald Manley Hopkins Centre, Acoustronic will be joined by the Benyounes Quartet to perform Lyons’ piece, alongside works by postgraduate students at Ulster University who work closely with the ensemble on research into accessible music technology and composition. By creating high-quality music in a genuinely inclusive setting, the project highlights ways in which other organisations can become more attuned to the needs of less able performers. With plans to perform in Portugal in 2018, Inclusive Creativity is primed to go from strength to strength and continue to positively impact the lives of those involved.

(Written on November 1, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Matthew Warchus talks about The Old Vic, 40 years anniversary of “Living Museum of Music”, violinist Maria Milstein wins Dutch Music Price. Also conductor Joana Mallwitz takes her second position at Staatstheater Nürnberg, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra announces North American tour benefit galas. 

The Times

How to keep a theatre hit factory running — 200 years of the Old Vic and counting

Theatre boss Matthew Warchus talks about the 2018 bicentenary, industry bullying and making a film of Matilda the Musical.

Independent.

40 Years of Finchcocks “Living Museum of Music”

The first anniversary approaches of saying goodbye to Finchcocks, the famous musical museum of historic keyboard instruments which closed and was sold in November 2016.

Classic FM

‘I’m optimistic about Brexit’ – Julian Lloyd Webber

As the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire welcomes an impressive new building and royal status, we speak to its principal, Julian Lloyd Webber, about the impact of Brexit on its student intake.

The Strad

London Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Gordan Nikolitch steps down after 19 years

Serbian violinist has accepted teaching post in Germany and maintains artistic directorship of Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.

Violinist Maria Milstein wins Dutch Music Prize

The Dutch Music Prize (Nederlandse Muziekprijs) will be awarded to violinist Maria Milstein, who will officially accept it at concert on 27 January 2018 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, where she will play the Bruch concerto.

The New York Times

Hear the Surreal Instruments of the Met’s New Opera

To transform Luis Buñuel’s surreal, darkly satirical 1962 film “The Exterminating Angel” into an opera, the composer Thomas Adès added a few very unusual instruments to the traditional orchestra.

Broadway World

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas Announced

The full schedule of special Benefit Galas for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 North American Tour was officially announced today by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with the tour’s kickoff concert, at Carnegie Hall in New York on Oct. 25, featuring the first gala.

San Franscisco Classical Voice

Gunn Theater’s New Name Helps a Shady Past Recede

The coincidence was arresting. The first San Francisco Symphony chamber-music performance in the Legion of Honor’s newly renamed theater at the Sunday matinee was Shostakovich’s Trio No. 2 in E Minor.

Der Tagesspiegel

Alle für einen, einer für alles

Heute vor 25 Jahren dirigierte Daniel Barenboim seine erste Premiere an der Berliner Staatsoper. Ein Buch von Misha Aster erzählt, wie die Liaison der Staatskapelle mit dem Maestro zustande kam.

Pizzicato

Dirigentin Joana Mallwitz ist zweifache Generalmusikdirektorin

Die deutsche Dirigentin Joana Mallwitz (*1986) wird mit der Spielzeit 2018/19 das Amt der Generalmusikdirektorin am Staatstheater Nürnberg übernehmen.

Codex Flores

Zehetmair musikalischer Leiter des Stuttgarter Kammerorchesters

Thomas Zehetmair, der musikalische Leiter des Musikkollegiums Winterthur, übernimmt ab der Saison 2019/2020 die musikalische Leitung des Stuttgarter Kammerorchesters.

Musik Heute

Joana Mallwitz wird Generalmusikdirektorin in Nürnberg

Mit Joana Mallwitz wird erstmals eine Frau Generalmusikdirektor am Staatstheater Nürnberg.

France Musique

Lea Desandre grande gagnante du Prix Jeune Soliste des MFP 2018

La mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre a remporté, mardi 24 octobre, le Prix Jeune Soliste des Médias Francophones Publics (MFP).

Platea Magazine

Incidente racista en el Metropolitan de Nueva York

Según reportan medios locales, una soga -con la forma de las empleadas para un ahorcamiento y colgando de una tubería- fue hallada en el vestuario masculino del Metropolitan de Nueva York.

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(Written on October 25, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Herbert Blomstedt and the Leipzig Gewandhaus to perform at the Barbican, Sharon Roffman becomes the new Royal Scottish National Orchestra leader. Also footballers who love classical music, Weinstein and the German cultural sector and the shrinking of music publishing jobs.

The Telegraph

Herbert Blomstedt and the Leipzig Gewandhaus make marvellous work of Beethoven and Bruckner at the Barbican

Londoners may be spoiled when it comes to orchestras, with four symphony-sized bands and numerous specialist ensembles right on their doorstep.

Classic FM

Footballers who love classical music

Think football and classical music can’t mix? As the 2017/18 football season is now well underway, we couldn’t resist taking a look at a few sporting stars who are just as crazy about classical music as we are.

The Strad

Sharon Roffman appointed Royal Scottish National Orchestra leader

US violinist will share role at RSNO with current incumbent Maya Iwabuchi.

Music Business Worldwide

Music publishing jobs have shrunk 10% in three years in UK – as label jobs have grown 7%

The number of people in full-time employment working in the UK music publishing sector fell by 10.3% between 2013 and 2016.

Spotify on course to hit 500m users and a $100bn valuation, says GP Bullhound

If you thought the now-infamous Goldman Sachs report on music streaming was optimistic, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

The New York Times

Forced Out By Flooding, Houston’s Opera Gets On With the Show

The big sets had to be jettisoned. The shadow-play in the production was overhauled. The conductor was forced to lead with her back to the singers. But the show went on.

Broadway World

New York Youth Symphony to Honor Alan Fletcher and Dani Bedoni

The NYYS’s 55th Annual Benefit Gala will honor Alan Fletcher and Dani Bedoni, two outstanding individuals who have continually given their talents and support to arts organizations around the world.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Viel Publikumszuspruch

Mehr als 2000 Besucher kamen zur dritten Gilchinger Kunst- und Kulturwoche. Das Publikum erlebte an zehn Tagen an 15 Spielorten mit gut 40 Veranstaltungen ein vielfältiges Programm.

Der Tagesspiegel

Weinstein und der deutsche Kulturbetrieb

Was ist wichtiger? Die Aufklärung über Machtstrukturen und ihren Missbrauch oder die Bekenntnisse prominenter Opfer von sexueller Gewalt? Eine Umfrage zum Weinstein-Skandal.

Pizzicato

Dresdner Philharmonie bittet Stadt, Janowski als Chef zu bestellen

Die Dresdner Philharmonie hat die Stadt Dresden als Träger des Orchesters gebeten, mit ihrem ehemaligen Chefdirigenten Marek Janowski (78) Verhandlungen aufzunehmen, um ihn erneut als Chef zu bestellen.

Musik Heute

Dresdner Philharmonie will Janowski als Chefdirigent

Marek Janowski soll ab der Saison 2019/20 neuer Chefdirigent der Dresdner Philharmonie werden.

Il Messagero

Musica jazz, Jason Moran celebra il centenario di Thelonious Monk

Umbria Jazz Winter (a Orvieto dal 28 dicembre al 1 gennaio) porta in Italia lo spettacolo più ambizioso tra quelli che nel 2017 hanno celebrato il centenario della nascita di Thelonious Monk.

France musique

A New York, plus les danseuses sont habillées moins elles sont rémunérées

Dans la production des Contes d’Hoffman d’Offenbach qui se joue depuis le 26 septembre 2017 au Metropolitan Opera de New York, plusieurs figurantes interprètent des courtisanes vénitiennes, avec une importante baisse de salaires les soirs où elles sont un peu plus vêtues sur scène.

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(Written on October 24, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Scottish Opera is hoping to attract young visitors, female opera stars are paid according to how naked they get onstage, Swiss cellist Daniel Pezzotti dies aged 55.  Staatsoper closes again, censorship of Anna-Lena Schnabel in German public television.

The Times

‘Wear your trainers to the opera’

In years gone by anyone arriving in the dress circle wearing jeans or trainers could expect to be met with rolled eyes and raised voices. But Scottish Opera is hoping to kill off the perception that the genre is the province of sneering elitists.

The Telegraph

Opera has a race problem, but we can’t let bullies censor artists

The rage to censor art is as old as art itself. Since the time of Plato, moralisers have tried to ban certain sorts of music or painting or opera, because they corrupted the moral fibre of the people, encouraged seditious thoughts, or disrespected a monarch. However, the urge to ban has recently taken a new turn.

Classic FM

Female opera stars are paid according to how naked they get onstage

In a bid to save money over the course of the season, female actresses have been told they’ll get a pay cut for wearing a bra – rather than nipple tassels – on stage.

The Strad

Swiss cellist Daniel Pezzotti dies aged 55

Versatile musician with presence in the worlds of classical, jazz and beyond, dies after illness.

Sportz Egde

Yale football player Alex Galland did not kneel; he played trumpet with the band during the national anthem

With all the controversy and divisiveness generated by the current wave of protests during the playing of the national anthem at football games, this story may come as a welcome relief to many of those who are following these events.

Der Tagesspiegel

Warten auf Gretel

Nach ihrem fünftägigen “Präludium” hat die Staatsoper gleich wieder geschlossen, damit die letzten Sanierungsarbeiten ausgeführt werden können. Aber was machen die Mitarbeiter in der Zeit? Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen.

Die Zeit

Was der NDR glaubt, nicht senden zu können

Der Preis, den man für einen Echo Jazz bezahlen muss: Ein 3sat-Dokumentarfilm porträtiert die Saxofonistin Anna-Lena Schnabel und zeigt, wie das Fernsehen Musik zensiert.

Musik heute

Donaueschinger Musiktage enden mit Konzert und Preisen

Mit Uraufführungen von Bunita Marcus, Marton Illes und Chaya Czernowin sind am Sonntagabend die Donaueschinger Musiktage zu Ende gegangen. Komponist Illes wurde am Schlusstag auch mit dem Preis des SWR Symphonieorchesters ausgezeichnet. Der bildende Künstler Olaf Nicolai erhielt zudem den Karl-Sczuka-Preis für Hörspiel als Radiokunst.

El País

Bernard Haitink: “Si quiere una vida tranquila, no dirija ópera”

El legendario director de orquesta holandés, de 88 años, repasa su trayectoria antes de inaugurar la temporada de Ibermúsica al frente de la Sinfónica de Londres

Pizzicato

Renovierung des ‘Grand Théâtre de Genève’ verzögert sich

So wie es das ‘Deutsche Wunder’ nicht mehr gibt, so ist auch kein Verlass mehr auf die Schweizer Pünktlichkeit: Die Renovierungsarbeiten im ‘Grand Théâtre de Genève’ werden voraussichtlich vier Monate länger dauern als geplant, teilte die Stadt Genf mit. Die Wiedereröffnung des Gebäudes ist jetzt für Mitte Januar 2019 vorgesehen.

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  in 1801 Death of German Johann Gottlieb in Dresden

Image: Times photographer James Glossop

(Written on October 23, 2017 )