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In today’s classical music news, LSO announces the sudden death of James Mallinson, and RPO study suggests increasing numbers of young people are discovering classical music through gaming. Independent music festivals have urged the competition watchdog to investigate Live Nation’s dominance of the UK music industry, warning that the summer festival scene is suffering. A dispute escalates regarding the future of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and singer Bernd Weikl wonders what has become of his beloved profession and if  vocal art is ruined by hidden microphones.

Rhinegold

LSO announces the sudden death of record producer James Mallinson

Mallinson learnt his trade with Decca, where he recorded the first ever complete Haydn symphonies with Antal Dorati and a major series of works by 20th-century composers including Messiaen, Ligeti, Cage and Birtwhistle.

Classic FM

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra suggests more young people are discovering classical music through video games than live concerts

Video game music is just as good an introduction to classical music for children as a real-life concert, says managing director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), James Williams.

The Guardian

Live Nation’s grip on music festivals ‘stifling competition’

Independent music festivals have urged the competition watchdog to investigate Live Nation’s dominance of the UK music industry, warning that the summer festival scene is suffering.

Digital Music News

The Music Industry Has a New Tactic to Fight Google: #LoveMusic

In a collective effort, the music industry has banded together to ensure Google finally pays music creators fairly.  But will the #LoveMusic campaign work?

Der Tagesspiegel

Schwieriger Start mit neuem Leiter

Um die Zukunft der Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg eskaliert ein Streit.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Naturgewalt adé

Der Sänger Bernd Weikl wundert sich, was aus seinem geliebten Beruf geworden ist. Wird die Gesangskunst durch versteckte Mikrofone ruiniert?

neue musikzeitung

Theater Chemnitz: Für Vernunft und Diskursoffenheit – gegen Hass und Gewalt

Die Theater Chemnitz äußern sich in einer Stellungnahme zu den aktuellen Vorgängen in der Stadt und sprechen sich aus für eine „Kultur, die Respekt im Miteinander lebt,“ für „Vernunft und Diskursoffenheit – gegen Hass und Gewalt.“

El País

Utrecht, capital musical de Borgoña

El Festival de Música Antigua de la ciudad holandesa se da un baño de polifonía renacentista con presencia de intérpretes casi antagónicos.

Video gaming music © Getty

(Written on August 29, 2018 )

 

We are looking for a Junior Account Manager to join WildKat PR in London!

 

Do you think you would be suitable for this position? Have a read through our job description below.

WildKat PR

WildKat is a creative agency for culture and music. We offer PR, marketing, branding, social media and event management for institutions and artists. We are the only performing arts agency working internationally, with offices in London, Berlin and New York.

 

 

Job Description

WildKat PR is offering an exciting opportunity to join our London team. Working with the Founder, Director of the London Office and Account Managers, you will learn how to develop and execute creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries in order to generate coverage and publicity for our clients.

Key Duties

As a Junior Account Manager:

  • To assist the Account Managers with their set of clients, working with them in securing press, attracting new audiences, helping to improve their brand, organising events
  • To think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and approach your work in innovative ways. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing things
  • To integrate digital media into campaigns. This means exploring new technology and developing ways to include it in client campaigns
  • To take a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns to promote your clients and the company
  • To write copy in relation to clients’ needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochures
  • To liaise with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients
  • To organise client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking events
  • To attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performances
  • To network within the industry to build your reputation and that of the company
  • To be willing to grow into a more senior role

Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

  • Small, open plan office
  • Chance to do diverse things within the role and expand your skillset quickly
  • Gain wider industry experience, not just PR
  • Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas
  • Personalised creative skills training and coaching
  • Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects
  • Opportunities for travel
  • Sociable atmosphere
  • Staff benefits, which include annual ski trip, Friday drinks, office yoga, opportunity for sabbatical and 6 hour working days

 

Person Specification

Essential

  • Experience in PR, marketing or social media
  • Interest in classical music, culture, and the arts
  • A fast learner, able to absorb information quickly and confidently put it into practice
  • Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines
  • Proven administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and responsibility when working alone
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A strong interest in online media
  • Self-motivated
  • Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)

Desirable

  • Fluency in another language
  • 3-6 month internship in an arts PR organisation or similar experience

Salary: £20,000 per annum (plus opportunities for bonuses) for full-time role

We are open to receiving applicants looking for a part-time role as an Account Manager. Please ask Olivia Brown for more details on this.

WildKat PR is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to olivia@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat Junior Account Manager application’ by 5pm on 27th August 2018.

(Written on August 10, 2018 )

In Today’s News: Sheku knocked off top spot by Lord of the Rings. Simon Rattle steps in to conduct youth orchestra at Verbier. Ensemble of child prodigies plat Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Sir Bryn Terfel is opening the Eisteddfod 2018. Gatti asks for forgiveness. Minister-president Kretschmann says that it is Stuttgart’s turn in regards of the future of the Kulturmeile and the opera. The Hungarian conductor Gábor Káli has won the Young Conductors Award of the Salzburg Festival.

Classic FM

Classic FM Chart: Sheku knocked off top spot by Lord of the Rings

Someone’s managed to displace this year’s biggest chart success story… but who was expecting it to be a film score from 2002?

Rhinegold

Simon Rattle steps in to conduct youth orchestra at Verbier

Simon Rattle stepped in at late notice for conductor Iván Fischer, who had to cancel due to illness.

Classic FM

Watch a whole ensemble of child prodigies play Elgar’s Cello Concerto

This amazing bunch of musicians have won hearts all over the world with their performances of some of the great pieces of classical music.

BBC News

Eisteddfod Cardiff: Sir Bryn Terfel’s Paul Robeson tribute

Opera star Sir Bryn Terfel is opening the Eisteddfod 2018 in Cardiff Bay with sell-out concerts over two nights.

The New York Times

The Met Opera and Two Unions Reach a Deal, Very Quietly

If ratified, a tentative labor deal at the Metropolitan Opera will remove the threat of a work stoppage as the new season approaches.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Graf Gatti bittet um Verzeihung

Das Amsterdamer Concertgebouw-Orchester hat sich von seinem Chef-Dirigenten getrennt. Daniele Gatti weist die Belästigungsvorwürfe von Musikerinnen zurück. Mit seiner Erklärung redet er sich um Kopf und Kragen.

neue musikzeitung

Kretschmann sieht Stuttgart bei Kulturmeile und Opernbau am Zug

In der Frage der Zukunft der Kulturmeile und der Oper in Stuttgart sieht Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann (Grüne) die Landeshauptstadt am Zug.

musik heute

Salzburger Young Conductors Award an Gábor Káli

Der ungarische Dirigent Gábor Káli hat den Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele gewonnen. Der 35-Jährige setzte sich gegen zwei Mitbewerber durch, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

El País

El ucranio Dmytro Choni gana el Paloma O’Shea de piano

Se impuso en la final a seis contrincantes en un certamen de gran nivel.

 

(c) Stephan Rabold

(Written on August 6, 2018 )

In today’s news, the Young Euro Classic festival starts at Konzerthaus, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has dismissed Daniele Gatti, citing reports from “a number of female colleagues”, authors choose Oper Frankfurt as Best Opera House 2017/18, classical Music Manager dies at 75, guitarist Miloš joins Decca Classics and Philadelphia Orchestra adds female composers to its 2018-19 roster.

Rhinegold News

Miloš joins Decca Classics

The guitarist Miloš has announced his move to Decca Classics ahead of his performance at the BBC Proms.

The New York Times

Charles Hamlen, Classical Music Manager With a Cause, Dies at 75

Charles Hamlen, who co-founded one of classical music’s leading management agencies, helped build the careers of young stars, including the violinist Joshua Bell, and then left the business to raise money to help people with AIDS, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 75.

The Inquirer

After outcry, Philadelphia Orchestra adds female composers to its 2018-19 roster

Partially in response to national criticism for assembling a 2018-19 season without a single work by a female composer, the orchestra Wednesday issued a revised season schedule augmented by two works by female composers.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gute Musik im Sommerloch

Die besten Jugendorchester der Welt sind wieder in Berlin: Am Freitag startet das Festival Young Euro Classic im Konzerthaus.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Gatti suspendiert

Das Amsterdamer Concertgebouw Orchester hat seinen Dirigenten Daniele Gatti beurlaubt. Die “Washington Post” berichtete von unangemessenem Verhalten. Das Verhältnis zu den Musikern sei “irreparabel beschädigt”.

neue musikzeitung

Autoren wählen Oper Frankfurt zum besten Opernhaus 2017/18

Die Oper Frankfurt ist Sieger einer Autorenumfrage des Theatermagazins «Die Deutsche Bühne». Die Teilnehmer hätten als Begründung für ihre Wahl vor allem die exzellente Mischung verschiedener Operngenres im Spielplan und die Qualität bei den Aufführungen genannt, teilte das Magazin am Mittwoch mit.

El País

La orquesta del Concertgebouw despide a su director, acusado de comportamiento inadecuado

Daniele Gatti ha sido citado por ‘The Washington Post’ en un artículo sobre acoso en la música clásica.

 

Young Euro Classics @ MUTESOUVENIR / KAI BIENERT

 

(Written on August 3, 2018 )

In today’s news, construction work silences famous film orchestra, the Director of the Tyrolean festival steps back. The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) has been in existence for five year, ISM report highlights post-Brexit concerns for musician, YouTube Music has design on subscription streaming space. Artistic director bows out of Wexford Festival Opera, Cherry Glazier issues a statement on level of sexism in the music industry, and a violin worth $200,000 is sold to a pawnshop for $50.

Rhinegold News

ISM report highlights post-Brexit concerns for musicians

The ISM has published its Musicians and Brexit report, which reveals the concerns of more than 1,600 musicians regarding freedom of movement post-Brexit.

Music Business Worldwide

YouTube Music is on a worldwide recruitment blitz for senior executives

YouTube Music clearly has designs on becoming a truly global player in the subscription streaming space.

The Irish Times

Wexford Festival Opera poised for change as artistic director bows out

Will it pivot from David Agler’s taste for still alive composers and underuse of Irish talent?

NME

Cherry Glazerr say the extent of sexism in the music industry is “outrageous”.

LA trio Cherry Glazerr have issued a statement on social media slamming the level of sexism they experience in the music industry.

The New York Times

Violin Worth $200,000 Is Sold to Pawnshop for $50. The Catch? It Was Stolen.

A stolen violin valued at more than $200,000 has been returned to its owner after being sold to a Massachusetts pawnshop for $50, according to the police.

Die Welt

Baustelle bringt berühmtes Filmorchester zum Verstummen

Das Deutsche Filmorchester Babelsberg ist eines der führenden internationalen Filmmusikensembles. Es arbeitet in einem hochmodernen Studio. Jetzt steht es vor dem Aus. Der Grund dafür ist kurios.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Leiter der Tiroler Festspiele tritt zurück

Dem künstlerischen Leiter der Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Gustav Kuhn, werfen mehrere Künstlerinnen sexuelle Belästigung und Machtmissbrauch vor. Jetzt zieht er Konsequenzen.

Fono Forum

Die Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) besteht seit fünf Jahren. Darauf weist die Siemens Stiftung hin

Die Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) unterstützt den afrikanischen Musiksektor und schafft neue Chancen für Musiker durch die Vernetzung von mittlerweile 38 Ländern.

El mundo

Dane Johansen, un chelista que nació en Alaska para poner música al apóstol Santiago

Un músico profesional que recorrió durante 41 días el Camino de Santiago con su violonchelo a la espalda.

© ISM

(Written on August 1, 2018 )

In today’s news: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra unveil plans for 2018-19 season. NHS marks its 70th anniversary with music. RNCM 2018 Gold Medal winners. Pianist Martha Argerich honoured by city of Hamburg. Steven Sloane to leave Bochumer Symphoniker at the end of 2021 season. State sets aside 80 million € for renovation of National Theatre in Mannheim. Australian World Orchestra to tour in India once again.

Rhinegold

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra announces 2018-19 season

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has announced its 2018-19 season, celebrating ten years with Long Yu as music director.

The Telegraph

How the sounds of the NHS became a symphony

Ivan Hewett talks to the creatives marking the institution’s 70th year in an unusual way.

The Times

Singer Claire Rutter ‘too English for Royal Opera’

Claire Rutter can give a glorious display of bel canto and perform elegant legato, according to critics. But the soprano from South Shields is “too English” for Covent Garden, a remark she says was made by the Royal Opera’s casting director after her audition for Tosca.

RNCM

RNCM 2018 Gold Medal winners

The RNCM held its Gold Medal Competition on Saturday 23 June featuring 10 of the College’s finest performers and four of its leading young composers, who wrote new works for string quartet.

Classic FM

‘I quit banking to become an opera singer’ – rising star Nadine Benjamin

Soprano Nadine Benjamin left school at 16 to become a city banker, and is now one of the UK’s most exciting new opera stars. Here’s proof that it’s never too late to start a career in music.

Limelight

Australian World Orchestra announces second India tour

The Australian World Orchestra has announced a second tour to India, following the success of its 2015 tour under the baton of acclaimed maestro Zubin Mehta.

klassik.com

Hamburg ehrt Pianistin Martha Argerich

Die Pianistin Martha Argerich ist von Hamburgs Erstem Bürgermeister Dr. Peter Tschentscher und Kultursenator Dr. Carsten Brosda im Rathaus empfangen worden und hat sich in das Goldene Buch der Stadt Hamburg eingetragen.

Musik Heute

GMD Steven Sloane verlässt Bochumer Symphoniker

Der Generalmusikdirektor der Bochumer Symphoniker, Steven Sloane, will sich 2021 zurückziehen. “Das Ende einer Ära kündigt sich an”, teilte eine Sprecherin des Orchesters mit.

NMZ

80 Millionen vom Bund für Nationaltheater Mannheim anvisiert

Der Bund wird die Generalsanierung des Nationaltheaters Mannheim voraussichtlich mit rund 80 Millionen Euro unterstützen.

El País

Dudamel despide a su maestro Abreu al frente de una orquesta ‘all star’

El director venezolano homenajea a su mentor, fallecido en marzo, con dos conciertos en Chile.

Twitter

 RNCM 2018 Gold Medal winners

(Written on June 28, 2018 )

In today’s news: BASCA announces election results. Nadine Sierra explores American opera and song in new album. Musicologist Robert Pascall has passed away. Cambridge Live has announced details of its 29th orchestral series. Ricardo Muti stops Chicago Symphony Orchestra mid-performance after cough from audience member. Richard Strauss Orchestra Academy cancelled this year. Bach reinvented: the Bach music festival with musical saws and nyckelharpa. Music Festival Krzyżowa – how a music festival transformed a sleepy village in Poland.

Rhinegold

Nadine Sierra to release album with Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Gold

Soprano Nadine Sierra has made her first album for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Gold, having signed a contract with the labels last year.

Basca

Board and Committee Election Results Announced

Over the past few weeks, Professional and Standard members have been voting for BASCA members to represent them on the BASCA Board, and our Classical, Songwriter and Jazz Committees.

Rhinegold

Cambridge Orchestral Concert Series 2018-19 announced

Cambridge Live has announced details of its 29th orchestral series at the Corn Exchange.

The Guardian

Robert Pascall obituary

Robert Pascall, the musicologist and Brahms scholar, has died aged 74. His dedication to Brahms (and slight resemblance to him) was lifelong, from his DPhil at Oxford to the crowning glory of his career: new critical editions of the Brahms Symphonies for the complete edition of the composer’s works published between 1996 and 2012.

The Herald

Obituary: Joyce Blackham, opera singer

Joyce Blackham, who has died aged 84, was a mezzo-soprano who was renowned for her singing of the fiery cigarette girl in Bizet’s Carmen. At the beginning of her career she sang it with Sadler’s Wells Opera (SWO) and joined another young singer, Placido Domingo, in regional opera houses in America and at the New York City Opera.

Limelight

Riccardo Muti stops mid-performance after audience member coughs

The famously stern maestro brought the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to a halt after noise from the audience interrupted a quiet moment in the music.

The Violin Channel

Prizes Awarded at United States’ 2018 Washington International String Competition

Violinist Youjin Lee, violist Muriel Garnet Razavi and cellist Tony Rymer have been awarded 1st prizes at the 2018 Washington International String Competition

klassik.com

Richard-Strauss Orchesterakademie muss abgesagt werden

Die “Internationale Richard-Strauss-Orchesterakademie”, die als eine Säule der Neuausrichtung des Richard-Strauss-Festivals junge Musiker an das Werk von Richard Strauss heranführen sollte, kann in diesem Jahr nicht stattfinden.

NMZ

“Stelzenfestspiele”: Bach mit Obertongesang und Schlüsselfidel

Johann Sebastian Bach bleibt eine unerschöpfliche Inspirationsquelle für Musiker: Bei den “Stelzenfestspielen bei Reuth” im Dreiländereck von Bayern, Sachsen und Thüringen wurden am Samstag Werke des Komponisten in ungewöhnlicher Ausführung geboten – verjazzt oder klassisch, mit Obertongesang und auf Instrumenten wie Schlüsselfidel und Singender Säge.

Concerti

Musikalische Begegnungen

Erst 2015 wurde das Festival Krzyżowa-Music gegründet und hat schon jetzt ein schlesisches 200-Seelen-Dorf zu einem kulturellen Hotspot gemacht.

Twitter

Riccardo Muti conducting the Australian World Orchestra. Photo © David Collins

(Written on June 26, 2018 )

In today’s news: Spotify shares jump to record high, Rosemary Johnson and other leading figures from the classical world are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, Schott Music and MPI Music Production International are to publish a new Academic Edition of the Complete Works of Tchaikovsky, the 1ooth anniversary of librettist Arrigo Boito, and Spotify algorithms decide what is the best music for you.

Shares in the company scaled a new high on Friday afternoon, jumping as much as 4 per cent to a record high of $172.76. The reason for the sudden jump was not immediately clear, but it came as Recode reported that Spotify has started licensing songs directly from artists and their managers.

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Simon Keenlyside, and Classic FM’s Composer in Residence Debbie Wiseman recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Leading figures from the classical world have been honoured alongside actor Emma Thompson – who’s made a Dame – and author Kazuo Ishiguro, who is given a Knighthood.

Rhinegold

New cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers

The Sixteen has announced the new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers, and the appointment of Royal Academy of Music student Harry Bradford as conducting scholar for 2018-19.

Schott Music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The Project of a Century

Work on the Academic Edition of the Complete Works by P.I. Tchaikovsky has now begun. Comprising about 120 volumes, this edition will be a big undertaking. The first volumes will be published in 2018.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Als hätte man eine zehnte Beethoven-Symphonie entdeckt

Ein verloren geglaubtes Album von John Coltrane ist aufgetaucht. Es ist musikalische Höchstleistung und spirituelle Ekstase in einem.

Neue Musikzeitung

Das «Ruhrepos»-Projekt – Brechts nie realisierte Industrie-Oper

Vor gut 90 Jahren bestellte die Stadt Essen bei Bertolt Brecht und Kurt Weill eine Industrie-Oper.

Concerti

100. Todestag von Arrigo Boito

Legendärer Librettist celebrates 100th anniversary.

El País

Tengo una ‘playlist’ para usted

Los algoritmos de Spotify deciden cuál es la mejor música para ti

Wired

The aural magic of Stanford’s Laptop orchestra

Ten days before the big concert, the members of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra are performing technology triage.

Twitter

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

(Written on June 11, 2018 )

In today’s news: Lost John Coltrane recording from 1963 to be released, Scottish composer is awarded with Queen’s Medal for Music, the Mayor of London has created a map of the music facilities across London, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra signs to Deutsche Grammophon. Plus an interview with composer Helmut Lachenmann, and theatre and orchestra are discussing digital and #metoo.

The Guardian

‘A new room in the Great Pyramid’: lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered

An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered, 55 years after its recording.

The Sunday Post

Scottish composer Thea Musgrave awarded with Queen’s medal for music

The 90-year-old received her award at Buckingham Palace during an audience with the head of state. Ms Musgrave said: “Although much of my career has been on an international stage, this Medal represents my British heritage.”

Rhinegold

Mayor maps London’s music spaces

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has created a map of the music facilities across London, responding to data which shows that the steady decline in the number of grassroots music venues has stabilised.

Richmond News

Shanghai Symphony signs China’s first orchestra record deal

Deutsche Grammophon on Thursday announced a recording contract with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in a first global label deal for a Chinese orchestra. Led by China’s most celebrated conductor Long Yu, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will premiere on the German label next year with a CD of to-be-announced works by Chinese and Russian composers.

Music News

‘British artists continue to inspire fans all around the world’: BPI reports another stellar year for UK music

BPI chief Geoff Taylor has declared music to be the UK’s “international calling card” after new research showed British music accounted for 13% of all music consumed worldwide in 2017. Top-selling albums by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rag’N’Bone Man, Sam Smith – and classic acts including The Beatles and Roger Waters – are credited with boosting the figures, compiled by the BPI.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Helmut Lachenmann im Gespräch

Man hat mich immer wieder in eine Ecke gestellt.

Musik heute

Theater und Orchester diskutieren Digitales und #MeToo

Bei der Jahreshauptversammlung des Deutschen Bühnenvereins geht es vom (heutigen) Freitag an um die Themen Digitalisierung und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit.

pizzicato

Asheville Symphony taps Darko Butorac as Music Director

Asheville Symphony (North Carolina) has announced that conductor Serbian born Darko Butorac will become Music Director beginning with the 2018-2019 season.

Twitter

John Coltrane © Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC

(Written on June 8, 2018 )

In today’s news: France Musique’s new website, Tom Service is appointed music professor at Gresham College, conductor Jonathan Sternberg has passed away, Michael Hann examines the National and Bon Iver’s open-access publishing platform. The violinist Carolin Widmann about responsibilities as an artist and teacher. The Theater Augsuburg is taking the last hurdles to being funded by the state. Karl-Heinz Steffens is leaving the Staatsphilarmonie Rheinland Pfalz, and Esa-Pekka Salonen is leaving New York. At the Radio France Festival all 555 Sonatas of Scarlatti will be played.

Planet Hugill

France Musique launches English language website

The French broadcaster has launched an English language website which provides a welter of on-line resources and concerts.

Gramophone

Conductor Jonathan Sternberg has died at the age of 98

The New York-born conductor was a pioneering figure in the early years of the LP era. He made a number of premiere recordings with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and also conducted the European premieres of several contemporary American works.

Rhinegold

Tom Service appointed music professor at Gresham College

Tom Service has joined Gresham College’s music professorship, which dates back to 1597. As Gresham professor of music, the journalist and BBC presenter will deliver free public lectures, which will be live-streamed and made available on YouTube.

The Guardian

People: how the National and Bon Iver’s streaming service frees musicians

Can the new, open-access audio ‘publishing platform’ attract more than just superfans of its indie-rock creators?

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Guildhall wins teaching excellence Gold Award

Employability and student satisfaction of Guildhall students recognised in highest government ranking.

New York Times

A Manifesto for a 21st-Century Concert. (Drinks Allowed.)

“The concert experience has become predictable,” the composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen said this week. “I’m not talking about artistic quality or content of the program, but the ritual itself. It’s quite predictable — and, visually, mostly dead boring, to be totally honest.”

Nmz

„Vielleicht müssen wir uns viel stärker einmischen“

In allen Stilen ist sie zu Hause, der Gegenwartsmusik fühlt sie sich besonders verpflichtet: die Geigerin Carolin Widmann.

Klassik.com

Kabinett segnet Pläne für ein Staatstheater Augsburg ab

Das Bayerische Kabinett hat der Umwandlung des Theaters Augsburg in ein Staatstheater zugestimmt.

Klassik-Heute

Abschied von Karl-Heinz Steffens in Mannheim

Unter der Leitung von Karl-Heinz Steffens, der die Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz zu einem herausragenden Orchester formte und das Konzertleben in der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar mit attraktiven Programmen facettenreich gestaltete, verabschiedet sich der Chefdirigent und Generalmusikdirektor nach neun Jahren vom Rosengarten-Publikum.

France musique

Le pari fou de l’été : jouer les 555 sonates de Scarlatti

En juillet 2018, le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier et France Musique lancent un pari un peu fou : interpréter et enregistrer les 555 sonates de Domenico Scarlatti.

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France Musique’s new English language website © Planet Hugill

(Written on June 7, 2018 )