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

Classical Music

Schirmer acquires Julius Eastman’s catalogue

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

The Strad

Juilliard String Quartet gets new first violin

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

Violinist Anna Karkowska dies at 36

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

M-Magazine

Call for increased funding of music therapy in dementia care

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

Complete Music Update

Amazon Tickets to close

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

Eastern Daily Press

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

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

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Semperoper Dresden mit neuem Intendanten und zwölf Premieren

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

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

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

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

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

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Studie: Singen wirkt positiv auf Parkinson-Patienten

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

German Design Award Kölner Opernhaus

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

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Frédéric Lodéon annonce son départ des Victoires de la musique classique

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

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

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

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

Image: Julius Eastman © Ron Hammond

(Written on February 23, 2018 )

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

Classical Music

Inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition announced

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

Music Teacher

Tido and Trinity College London announce partnership

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

M Magazine

ISM calls on musicians to participate in sexual harassment survey

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

Science Line

Why do our brains care about music?

Sobbing along with the radio might have an evolutionary advantage.

Los Angeles Times

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

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

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Staatsoper Berlin: Renovierung um weitere 40 Millionen Euro teurer

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

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Förderpreise der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung für drei junge Komponisten

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

Musik Heute

Axel Kober bleibt Generalmusikdirektor der Rheinoper

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

La Repubblica

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

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

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Maria Callas bientôt ressuscitée sur scène en hologramme

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

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

Image: Staatsoper Berlin © Hufner

(Written on February 22, 2018 )

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

Classical Music

Polly Graham to become artistic director of Longborough Festival Opera

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

International Piano

Details announced for 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition

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

The Strad

String players dominate Borletti-Buitoni Trust Awards

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

M Magazine

ICE secures licensing agreement with Facebook

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

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify accelerate plans to launch its own hardware

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

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

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

Internationaler Franz Liszt Klavierwettbewerb erstmals mit Vorauswahl

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

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Wolf Preis für Dirigent Adam Fischer

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

Musik Heute

Thielemann dirigiert Finalkonzert bei Klavierwettbewerb

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

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Alexandre Desplat, lauréat des Bafta

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

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

Image: Polly Graham © Rhinegold Publishing

(Written on February 21, 2018 )

In today’s news: The eight semi-finalists selected for the inaugural Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition (CWPC) have been announced and the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has appointed Rebecca Tong as its new junior fellow in conducting, a role commencing in September. Also, San Diego Symphony taps Rafael Payare as Music Director and the Austrian music magazine (ÖMZ) will cease publication.

International Piano

Inaugural Wadsworth Piano Competition semi-finalists announced

The eight semi-finalists selected for the inaugural Charles Wadsworth Piano Competition (CWPC) have been announced.

Music Teacher

RNCM appoints Rebecca Tong as junior conducting fellow

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has appointed Rebecca Tong as its new junior fellow in conducting, a role commencing in September.

Classic FM

Why do orchestras have so many violins?

We’re so used to seeing a symphony orchestra packed with violinists that we don’t even think to question it anymore. But have orchestras always had so many violins? And why do they need them?

Music Business Worldwide

What the Grammys must learn from the Brits: when you make a mistake, don’t dawdle – fix it

It’s been just over two weeks since the US music business’s biggest night, The Grammys, took place in New York City. The subsequent period has been soundtracked by aggrieved voices making their annoyance felt over the event’s myriad failures.

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Classical Music’s Greatest Love Stories, On And Offstage

“The thing about fictional love stories in music is that, especially in opera, most of them end very badly, you know, with the lovers singing heartrending arias just before they die,” says Miles Hoffman, The American Chamber Players founder and violinist and professor at the Schwob School of Music. “But in real life, there have been tons of musical couples who’ve fallen in love and lived happily ever after — or at least happily for a long while.”

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San Diego Symphony taps Rafael Payare as Music Director

The San Diego Symphony today announced that Rafael Payare will become the orchestra’s next an 13th Music Director. Payare will begin a four-year contract immediately, serving as Music Director Designate for the first year, and begin the role of Music Director on July 1, 2019.

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Österreichische Musikzeitschrift wird eingestell

Die Österreichische Musikzeitschrift (ÖMZ) wird zum Ende des laufenden Monats eingestellt. Das Fachmagazin für Musik hatte sich über Jahrzehnte einen festen Platz in der Landschaft musikwissenschaftlicher und musikjournalistischer Periodika gesichert.

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Gewerkschaften: Theater und Orchester auf Dauer sichern

Zur Zukunftssicherung der Theater und Orchester in Schleswig-Holstein haben Arbeitnehmervertreter und Gewerkschaften eine stärkere politische und finanzielle Unterstützung angemahnt.

Musik Heute

Maifestspiele Wiesbaden mit “Traum voll Lust und Freude”

Die Internationalen Maifestspiele in Wiesbaden starten in diesem Jahr mit der Oper “Ein Maskenball” von Giuseppe Verdi ihr Programm. Das Festival läuft vom 30. April bis Ende Mai und steht unter dem Motto “Ein Traum voll Lust und Freude”, wie das Staatstheater am Dienstag mitteilte.

Platea Magazine

El Teatro Real de Madrid sube a escena “Street Scene” de Kurt Weill

Cinco primeras funciones, del 13 al 18 de febrero, darán lugar al estreno en el Teatro Real de Street Scene, ópera de Kurt Weill, para repetirse más tarde en otras cinco funciones desde el 26 de mayo al 1 de junio.

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NCEM @yorkearlymusic: Young composers, only 3 days left to register for the 2018 NCEM Young Composers Award with and . Performance Don’t miss it! Deadline Friday 16 February

Image: Rebecca Tong © Rhinegold Publishing

(Written on February 14, 2018 )

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

The Strad

Laureates announced at Lutosławski Cello Competition

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

The British Psychological Society

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

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

Digital Music News

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

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

The New York Times

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

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

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

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

Die Welt

Eine Quote gegen Missbrauch an deutschen Bühnen

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

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Deutscher Bundestag: Deutsche Welle strebt höheren Etat an

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

Musik Heute

Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte mit Partnerland

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

Platea Magazine

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Haruma Sato © Darek Golik

(Written on February 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: Lutosławski Cello Competition enters its final stage, Madison Square Garden announces a new venue in London, more younger people prefer classical music. Also, composer Johann Johannsson dies at 48 and Sylvain Cambreling is the new chief conductor of Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.

Classical Music

LSO announces Panufnik Composers intake for 2018

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced the six individuals selected for its Panufnik Composers Scheme 2018.

The Strad

Lutosławski Cello Competition heads into finals

The Witold Lutosławski International Cello Competition has entered its final stage with four musicians under the age of 24: Chen Yibai (China), Herbert Oliver (USA), Sato Haruma (Japan) and Ueno Michiaki (Japan).

M Magazine

Under-25s are switching on to classical music, new figures show

The figures, which cover mid-September to mid-December 2017, show that listeners tuned into the station for 40 million hours every week.

Music Business Worldwide

Madison Square Garden company to take on O2 arena in London with new venue

The Madison Square Garden Company has confirmed that it is building a ‘large-scale, state-of-the-art, music and entertainment venue’ in the East End of London.

Forbes

Can The Apple HomePod Ignite A New Hi-Fi Era?

The initial reports are in and virtually everyone agrees that the Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker is one fine-sounding unit that handily beats the competition in the sound quality category.

Spiegel Online

Johann Johannsson tot in Berliner Wohnung gefunden

Er war einer der vielversprechendsten Filmmusikmacher Hollywoods: Der Komponist Johann Johannsson ist mit 48 Jahren gestorben.

Klassik Heute

Die Symphoniker Hamburg – Laeiszhalle Orchester geben bekannt, dass Sylvain Cambreling zur Spielzeit 2018/19 Chefdirigent des Orchesters werden wird. Er folgt auf Sir Jeffrey Tate, der am 2. Juni 2017 verstarb.

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Der Mozartwettbewerb, der in diesem Jahr zum 13. Mal an der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg ausgetragen wird, hat in der Sparte Streichquartett die Gewinner gekürt. Den mit 20.000 Euro dotierten ersten Preis erhielt das französische Quatuor Tchalik.

El País

Ferran Cruixent da vida orquestal a los teléfonos en ‘Deus ex machina’

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La finale de la 4e édition du concours de chant lyrique Voix Nouvelles s’est tenue le samedi 10 février à l’Opéra-Comique à Paris. C’est la soprano Hélène Carpentier, originaire d’Amiens, qui a été désignée grande lauréate de la compétition.

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  in 1894 Death in of German and conductor Hans Von

Image: Jóhann Jóhannsson © Jónatan Grétarsson/DG

(Written on February 12, 2018 )

In today’s news: Welsh National Opera and Southbank Sinfonia reveal their 2018/19 seasons, Blockchain ticketing platform launches to end touting and Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition announces record number of applicants. Also, the German Cultural Council is pleased with the coalition agreement and Sergio Morabito becomes the new leading dramatic advisor at the Vienna State Opera.

Classical Music

Classic FM celebrates audience increase

5.7 million people now listen to Classic FM every week, and over half a million of the station’s listeners were aged under 25.

Welsh National Opera reveals 2018/19 season

This season will bring a new production of War and Peace in the autumn, Un ball in master in the spring and an amnesty-themed season in the summer.

Southbank Sinfonia reveals 2018/19 season

This season will include works by more than 20 female composers and concerts with five female conductors.

The Strad

Sergei Dogadin wins Singapore International Violin Competition

The 29-year-old Russian violinist wins $50,000 top prize, performance opportunities and the loan of a fine instrument.

The Times

Richard Morrison: Take Hamilton’s lead and stamp out ticket touts for good

It all began with 2 Cirque du Soleil tickets costing £241 on the secondary-ticketing website Viagogo.

M Magazine

Blockchain ticketing platform launches to end touting

The UK’s first large scale ticketing platform to implement real world blockchain technology has launched and aims to revolutionise the ticketing market by making purchases safer and more secure from touting.

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Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition announces record number of applicants

Organizers for the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC) announced that a total of 174 applicants have been submitted for this year’s edition, an increase of more than 22% from the inaugural competition in 2016 (142 applicants).

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Deutscher Kulturrat: Koalitionsvertrag ist gut für die Kultur!

Der Deutsche Kulturrat, der Spitzenverband der Bundeskulturverbände, ist erfreut über die Aussagen im Koalitionsvertrag zu Kunst, Kultur, Kreativwirtschaft und Medien. In seiner Pressemitteilung vom 12.01.2018 hatte der Deutsche Kulturrat das Ergebnis der Sondierungsgespräche als gute Grundlage für Koalitionsgespräche eingeschätzt.

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Berliner Senat plant Offenlegung von Intendanten-Bezüge

Der Berliner Senat plant laut Bericht der Berliner Zeitung eine Offenlegung der Bezüge von Spitzenpositionen im Kulturbereich.

Musik Heute

Orchester aus Nordkorea tritt am Vorabend von Olympia in Südkorea auf

Zum ersten Mal seit 16 Jahren haben Musiker aus Nordkorea ein Konzert in Südkorea gegeben.

Morabito wird Chefdramaturg an Wiener Staatsoper

Der Chefdramaturg der Oper Stuttgart, Sergio Morabito, wechselt in gleicher Position nach Wien.

Platea Magazine

El festival Música-Musika 2018 estará dedicado al periodo de Entreguerras

Del 1 al 4 de marzo, el Palacio Euskalduna de Bilbao acogerá una nueva edición del festival Música-Musika. Esta edicion está dedicada al periodo de Entreguerras y contará con la participación de más de 1.500 músicos.

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BR_KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK: Kalenderblatt: 9.2.1905 – Sergej Prokofjew führt eine Fehlerstatistik. Und zwar über die Fehler seiner Mitschüler am Konservatorium 

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(Written on February 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has become the first symphony orchestra in the world to have a professional ensemble led by disabled musicians as a core part of its activities, Help Musicians UK has re-launched its Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme and the final round of voting is now open for The Global Awards 2018. Also, Salzburg votes against application for becoming the European Capital of Culture, and South Korean group Baum Quartett wins the Berenberg Kulturpreis.

The Guardian

EU to review Apple’s reported $400m purchase of music app Shazam

European Commission to investigate deal following requests from Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

Classical Music

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra establishes disabled-led ensemble

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has become the first symphony orchestra in the world to have a professional ensemble led by disabled musicians as a core part of its activities.

Help Musicians UK expands Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme

Help Musicians UK has re-launched its Musicians’ Hearing Health Scheme, expanding it to additional clinics and more music professionals.

The Strad

Venezuelan violinist Rubén Rengel wins $50,000 Sphinx Competition

The Detroit-based competition, which includes senior and junior divisions, is open to Black and Latino US string players.

Classic FM

The Global Awards 2018: shortlist announced, vote now!

The final round of voting is now open for The Global Awards 2018! Vote for your favourite artists from the shortlist.

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Tonhalle Zürich mit knapp 110.000 Besuchern in der Spielzeit 2016/17

Die Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich hat ihren Geschäftsbericht für die Spielzeit 2016/17 vorgelegt. Bei 145 Konzerten mit 95 verschiedenen Programmen konnten eigenen Angaben zufolge 108.472 Zuschauer gezählt werden.

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Salzburg will nicht Kulturhauptstadt werden

Eine breite politische Mehrheit hat gestern im Gemeinderat der Stadt Salzburg gegen eine Bewerbung Salzburgs als Europäische Kulturhauptstadt 2024 gestimmt.

Musik Heute

Berenberg Kulturpreis an “Baum Quartett”

Das aus Südkorea stammende “Baum Quartett” hat den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Berenberg Kulturpreis erhalten.

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Dans le métro à Tokyo, Debussy et Chopin détendent les voyageurs

Au Japon, les trajets de métro sur la ligne Hibiya sont désormais bercés par la musique de Chopin, Mendelssohn et Debussy. Une initiative expérimentale, qui semble séduire les utilisateurs.

Platea Magazine

Adam Fischer debuta con los Berliner Philharmoniker, sustituyendo a Bernard Haitink

Ocupando el lugar previsto para Bernard Haitink, indispuesto, el director de orquesta húngaro Adam Fischer (Budapest, 1949) debuta estas semana al frente de los Berliner Philhamoniker, los días 8, 9 y 10 de febrero.

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Konzerthaus Berlin @_konzerthaus: Singen macht sozial, gesund und glücklich! Warum, das erfahrt ihr auf unserem Blog!

Image: Rubén Rengel © The Strad

(Written on February 8, 2018 )

In today’s news: Andrew Lloyd Webber says that removal of funding from the subject in schools could become a national scandal and the Cheltenham Music Festival’s Composer Academy is now open for applications. Also, the Oxford Bach Choir has appointed Benjamin Nicholas, director of music at Merton College, Oxford as their principal conductor, commencing October 2018. Nominees for German Musikautorenpreis 2018 were announced and the Liceu and FC Barcelona want to cooperate.

The Times

Composer warns cuts to music lessons endanger community

Andrew Lloyd Webber says that removal of funding from the subject in schools could become a national scandal.

Classical Music

Applications open for Cheltenham Festival Composer Academy

The Cheltenham Music Festival’s Composer Academy is now open for applications.

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Oxford Bach Choir appoints Benjamin Nicholas as principal conductor

The Oxford Bach Choir has appointed Benjamin Nicholas, director of music at Merton College, Oxford as their principal conductor, commencing October 2018.

The Strad

Cellist Caroline Brown, founder of the Hanover Band, dies aged 64

Period instrument pioneer had been battling rare cancer since 2012.

Classic FM

Meet the composer who was also a suffragette: Ethel Smyth

Ethel Smyth was born in 1858 and rose to become one of the most prominent composers of the time – as well as a leading figure in the movement for women’s suffrage.

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Deutscher Musikautorenpreis 2018: Das sind die Nominierten

Balbina, Prinz Pi, Rammstein sowie Sven-Ingo Koch, David Moss und Enis Rotthoff sind unter den Anwärtern für den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis 2018, der in diesem Jahr Jubiläum feiert. Am 15. März 2018 verleiht die GEMA die begehrte Preisskulptur zum zehnten Mal an herausragende Komponisten und Textdichter.

Musik Heute

Orchester aus Nordkorea zu Olympia nach Südkorea

Trotz Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea hat Südkorea anlässlich der Olympischen Winterspiele in Pyeongchang die Einfahrt eines nordkoreanischen Schiffes mit einem Orchester an Bord erlaubt.

Halle feiert 333. Geburtstag von Händel

Die Stadt Halle feiert 2018 den 333. Geburtstag ihres berühmtesten Sohnes: Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759). In diesem Jahr gibt es Konzerte, Events wie das öffentliche “Happy Birthday”-Singen am Händel-Denkmal sowie Stadtführungen zum Leben und Werk des Barockkomponisten, wie die Stadt am Dienstag mitteilte.

Platea Magazine

El Liceu y el Barça firman un acuerdo de colaboración

La Fundación del Gran Teatre del Liceu y el FC Barcelona firmaron la pasada semana un acuerdo de colaboración para 2018, con el objeto de desarrollar actividades culturales vinculadas a la lírica.

Ramón Tebar y Josu de Solaun proponen un programa íntegramente ruso con la Orquesta de Valencia

Este fin de semana, Ramón Tebar (Valencia, 1978) dirige su segundo concierto como maestro titular de la Orquesta de Valencia.

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(Written on February 7, 2018 )

WildKat PR is delighted to welcome award-winning composer Douglas Knehans to our roster of artists.

Image: Douglas Knehans © Tina Gutierrez Photography

 

Knehans’ music is about immediacy, drama, power, playfulness, architecture, harmonic structure, melodic expressiveness and more importantly depth and dimension. His music is about both love and life and a number of important critics see it that way too when they say his music “… tells an exciting story, ever- intensifying in color, thematic ideas, texture and tempo.” (The Washington Post)

His latest release Unfinished Earth is inspired by the relationship between nature and mankind. The disc features two works – “Tempest” and “Unfinished Earth” – represent contrasting views of how the external metaphors of wind and earth reflect more intimate internal worlds of the human heart and mind. The release is brought to life by the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mikel Toms, and features soloists Gareth Davies, Principal Flautist of London Symphony Orchestra.” 

Knehans’ works have been released on various record labels which earned him numerous commissions, awards and fellowships in Australia and the United States from the Victorian Council, MacDowell Colony and Leighton Artist Colony. He has also worked with leading ensembles including the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and soloists like soprano Merlyn Quaife throughout his career. Once hailed by Fanfare Magazine for his “incisive, hauntingly beautiful recordings”, it’s no wonder that Knehans has garnered the attention and warm appreciation of audiences and performers around the globe.

We’re excited to be running a UK press campaign for the release of Knehans’ new release Unfinished Earth. The recording will be available to stream on NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY and purchase on Ablaze Records from 6 April 2018. 

(Written on January 30, 2018 )