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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 )

In today’s news: Spotify remains at a loss despite 75 million paying subscribers, RSNO orchestra to play along viewing of Jaws, combined music-rights database provides more transparency, Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner, almost half UK orchestral musicians cannot make ends meet, and British conductor Sir Roger Norrington as guest of Deutsches Symphonie Orchester.

Classical Music

Craig Armstrong signs to Decca for new studio album

The award-winning film composer Craig Armstrong OBE is to release a studio album as part of a major new deal with Decca Records.

Music Business Worldwide

Global Music Rights Database Pilot Launched with top music companies

A raft of top music companies including, Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell, BMG and Global Music Rights, have joined a pilot by tech startup JAAK, which provides a shared data network that aims to create a public record of rights and a fixed audit trail.

Choir and Organ

Genesis Foundation announces premieres inspired by the Eton Choirbook

Harry Christophers & The Sixteen are to premiere new Genesis Foundation commissions by Sir James MacMillan and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs.

The Times

Liam Scarlett on remaking Swan Lake for the Royal Ballet

The choreographer tells Debra Craine what to expect of the Royal Ballet’s first new take on the classic for 30 years

Evening Times

Jaws to be screened with live orchestra

The movie is to be projected onto the big screen with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) playing one of cinema’s greatest ever music soundtracks.

 

Science Daily

Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner

What happens in a crocodile’s brain when it hears complex sounds? An international research team has provided the answer to this question. 

Slipped Disc

UK classical musicians ‘cannot make ends meet’

A survey of 285 musicians in seven orchestras across the UK has found that 44 percent struggle to pay their bills.

Der Tagesspiegel

Das Beste kommt zum Schluss

Martinů  und Mozart: Der britische Dirigent Sir Roger Norrington zu Gast beim Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester.

BR Klassik

Über 300 Millionen mehr eingeplant

Der Bund will dieses Jahr gut 300 Millionen Euro mehr für Kultur und Medien ausgeben als laut Regierungsentwurf im Vorjahr, dies teilte die Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters am Donnerstag mit. 

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Spotify gewinnt fünf Millionen Abo-Kunden im Quartal

Der Musikstreaming-Marktführer Spotify hat im vergangenen Quartal fünf Millionen zahlende Abo-Kunden hinzugewonnen und steckt trotzdem weiterhin tief in den roten Zahlen fest.

Pizzicato

Erste Bayreuther Opern Uraufführung seit Parsifal

Der österreichische Komponist Klaus Lang (*1971) komponierte auf Initiative von Katharina Wagner für die Bayreuther Festspiele 2018 die Oper ‘der verschwundene hochzeiter’, nach einer niederösterreichischen Sage. 

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Liam Scarlett with Lauren Cuthbertson © Chris McAndrew for The Times

(Written on May 4, 2018 )

In today’s news: 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been invited to perform at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, National Opera Studio commissions twelve arias for young artists, IFPI Global Music Report reveals streaming is largest revenue source, interactive baroque opera for smartphone users, Staatsoper Hamburg declines pregnant singer and conductor of Staatstheater Cottbus Christ reflects on dissolution of his contract.

Rhinegold

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to perform at Royal Wedding

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won BBC Young Musician in 2016, has been invited to perform at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next month.

National Opera Studio commissions twelve arias for young artists

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the National Opera Studio has commissioned twelve composers and twelve librettists to collaborate with its young artists in the creation of twelve contemporary audition arias.

Independant

Bob Dorough dead: Schoolhouse Rock composer who wrote ‘Conjunction Junction’ and ‘3 is a Magic Number’ dies aged 94

Bob Dorough, the musician known for writing and performing many of the beloved songs on Schoolhouse Rock, has died aged 94.

The Times

BBC Proms star Sierra Boggess quits over West Side Story ‘whitewash’

For its Proms production of West Side Story, the BBC will perhaps be thinking it should have looked further south.

Music Week

IFPI Global Music Report reveals streaming is largest revenue source

Surging streaming revenues have consolidated the return to growth around the world in the recorded music market, according to the IFPI’s Global Music Report 2018.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Smartphone-Oper in Wuppertal: App-Lenkung durch betreutes Tippen

Interaktive Barock-Oper für Smartphone-Nutzer: Francesca Caccinis „La liberazione di Ruggiero“ in Wuppertal hat das Potential die Jüngeren in die Oper zu locken.

Der Tagesspiegel

Arbeitsrecht: Staatsoper Hamburg sagt schwangerer Sängerin ab

Eigentlich sollte Sopranistin Julie Fuchs im Mai auftreten. Doch die Staatsoper Hamburg sagt ihr ab, weil sie im vierten Monat schwanger ist. Die Künstlerin ist enttäuscht.

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Ruhrtriennale beginnt dreijährige «Zwischenzeit»

Die Veränderung von Lebensumständen etwa durch Krieg und Flucht ist zentrales Thema der neuen Ruhrtriennale von 2018 bis 2020.

klassik.com

Staatstheater Cottbus: Auflösung des GMD-Vertrages?

Dirigent Christ lehnt Angebot für Auszeit ab und denkt über Auflösung seines Vertrages nach. Im Konflikt zwischen dem Orchester des Staatstheater Cottbus und seinem Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ hat die Theaterleitung in einer Pressemeldung öffentlich Stellung bezogen.

El País

Sónar vuelve a buscar vida alienígena a través de la música

El festival enviará canciones a un planeta potencialmente habitable

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Interaktive Barock-Oper für Smartphone-Nutzer (c) Jens Grossmann

(Written on April 25, 2018 )

In today’s news: war-child Kajtazi wins Glyndebourne prize, Alfie Boe joins classical music festival By The River, Glyndebourne Opera Cup finalists announced, Radio 3 announces change to weekend schedule, McDonalds uses classical music to deter anti-social behaviour, Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are ‘too similar’, the conductor, pianist and activist José Abreu who created “El Systema” died, the promotion prize of Rheingau Musik Festival goes to Austrian violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and the New German Jazz Prize was awarded to Vincent Eberle Quintett, Alexandra Lehmler and Maximilian Hirning.

The Sunday Times

War child who sang to quell fear wins at Glyndebourne

Mail Online

Alfie Boe joins line-up for new classical music festival

Singer Alfie Boe is to join composer and musician Sir Karl Jenkins and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the line up for the brand new classical music festival By The River

Glyndebourne Opera Cup finalists announced

The ten finalists for the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup have been announced, following the competition’s semi-final on 22 March. The singers will compete in the final on 24 March for the chance to win £15,000 and the guarantee of a role within five years at one of the opera houses represented on the competition’s jury.

BBC News

Welwyn McDonald’s uses classical music to deter anti-social behaviour

A fast-food restaurant said it has seen a decrease in anti-social behaviour from customers, since it started playing classical music, which police say ‘seems to be working’

Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are ‘too similar’

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are too similar – and need to diversify to survive. “The streaming services are all charging $9.99 and everyone has the same music,” he told the BBC.

The New York Times

Olly Wilson, 80, Dies; Composer Meshed African and Western Music

Olly Wilson, an adventurous composer who integrated African, African-American and electronic rhythms, riffs and sounds into Western classical music conventions, died on March 12 in Oakland, Calif. He was 80.

Limelight

Adelaide Cabaret Festival announces its 2018 program

For her last hurrah as AD, Ali McGregor has programmed the most diverse line-up yet at the world’s biggest cabaret festival.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

José Abreu gestorben

Der Dirigent, Pianist und Aktivist José Antonio Abreu schuf “El Systema”, das berühmte Musikerziehungs-Programm seines Heimatlandes Venezuela. Er war ein zierlicher Mann von großer, oft unbeugsamer Willenskraft.

klassik.com

Rheingau Musik Festival: Förderpreis geht an Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

Der österreichische Violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian hat in diesem Jahr den Förderpreis des Rheingau Musik Festivals gewonnen. Mit ihrer Dotierung von 15.000 Euro ist die Auszeichnung einer der am höchsten dotierten Nachwuchskünstlerpreise in Deutschland.

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Mannheim: Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis Mannheim 2018 – Gewinner stehen fest

Am 23. und 24. März 2018 fand in der alten Feuerwache in Mannheim zum dreizehnten Mal der Neue Deutsche Jazzpreis statt. Am Freitag wählte das Publikum den Gewinner des Neuen Deutschen Kompositionspreises, am Samstag die Gewinner des Neuen Deutschen Jazzpreises.
(Gewinner des L-Bank-Bandpreises in Höhe von 10.000 Euro wurde das Vincent Eberle Quintett, Gewinner des Neuen Deutschen Kompositionspreises in Höhen von 2.000 Euro wurde Alexandra Lehmler und Gewinner des SIGNUM-comunication-Solistenpreises in Höhe von 1.000 Euro wurde Maximilian Hirning.)

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José Abreu (c) Reuters Photo

(Written on March 26, 2018 )

In today’s news, Equity releases sexual harrasment report, Primrose viola competition reveals 24 candidates for its 2018 event, UK music and entertainment surpasses print sales, Boston Symphony finds accusations against conductor Charles Dutoit credible, Australia Council Awards announces winners, Leipzig to host the 4th German Choir Festival in 2020, Katowice plans cultural institution in composer Wojciech Kilar’s former house and more.

Classical Music

Equity releases sexual harassment report

The performing arts union, which represents 43,000 creative workers, has published a report titled Agenda for Change, which contains a number of recommendations for those working in the performing arts.

The Strad

Primrose Viola Competition reveals 24 candidates for 2018 edition

Competition taking place in LA in June 2018 counts Lawrence Power, Antoine Tamestit and Jennifer Stumm among previous winners.

M Magazine

UK music and entertainment sales overtake print for first time

The streaming boom has seen entertainment sales overtake books, magazines and newspapers for the first time.

BBC Music Magazine

A new piece commissioned by the UK’s largest breast cancer charity

The piece celebrates the friends and family of those living with breast cancer.

The New York Times

At the New York Philharmonic, a Contract Aimed at Labor-Management Harmony

The orchestra management and the musicians approved a three-year contract Thursday.

Boston Symphony Finds Accusations Against Charles Dutoit ‘Credible’

The Boston Symphony announced Friday that four women who worked for the orchestra in the 1980s and 1990s had given its investigators credible accounts of sexual misconduct at the hands of Charles Dutoit, a frequent guest conductor.

Limelight

Australia Council Awards for 2018 announced

The Australia Council has announced the winners of the 2018 Australia Council Awards, with composer Liza Lim taking out the Australia Council Don Banks Music Award.

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Deutsches Chorfest 2020 in Leipzig

Leipzig ist die Gastgeberstadt des 4. Deutschen Chorfestes im Frühjahr 2020.

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Thomas Guggeis wird Kapellmeister in Stuttgart

Thomas Guggeis (24), Assistent von Daniel Barenboim seit der Saison 2016/17, wird ab der Spielzeit 2018/2019 Kapellmeister an der Staatsoper Stuttgart.

Katowice plans cultural institution in composer Wojciech Kilar’s former house

The city of Katowice will acquire the former home of Polish composer Wojciech Kilar and set it up as a cultural institution focusing on his music and legacy.

Musik heute

Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe ziehen 12.300 Besucher an

Die Internationalen Händel-Festspiele in Karlsruhe haben bei ihrer 41. Ausgabe rund 12.300 Barock-Fans aus aller Welt angezogen.

Klassik heute

CLARA19 – Leipzig feiert Clara Schumann zum 200. Geburtstag 2019

Leipzig’s renommierte Kulturinstitutionen und Künstler sowie internationale Gäste lassen Clara Schumann anlässlich ihres 200. Geburtstages 2019 das gesamtes Jahr über in ihrer Geburtsstadt hochleben.

klassic.com

Elisabeth Gutjahr wird nun doch Mozarteum-Rektorin

Die Universität Mozarteum Salzburg hat Elisabeth Gutjahr nun doch zur Rektorin bestimmt.

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  in 1887 Birth of Brazilian Heitor in Rio de Janiero.

 

Image: Charles Dutoit © Robert Ghement/European Pressphoto Agency

(Written on March 5, 2018 )

In today’s news: The rise of musical apps, live music stats reveal that small venues are facing significant challenges, conductor Nezhat Amiri overcoming taboos over music and women, University of York announces Enlightenment and Invention programme, physical music sales’ steady decline, German Cuture Council calls for authorities to revise music business policies, abuse accusations against Peter Martins not corroborated, submission period for Echo Klassik 2018 begins, Dutch National Opera of Amsterdam announces 2018/19 season, Russian soprano Anna Netrebko replaced by Marina Rebeka for the role of Violetta Valéry in La Traviata.

Classical Music

Live Music Census reveals problems faced by small venues

Live music events make large contributions to local economies but small venues continue facing significant challenges.

Gramophone

Mobile music-making: the best new apps

A low-down of the top musical apps from score-reading to music streaming.

The Guardian

The conductor smashing Iranian taboos over women, and music

Nezhat Amiri’s recent high-profile performance caps a 38-year fight for recognition.

York Press

National Centre for Early Music plans for an enlightening and inventive May and June

The University of York Baroque Day, Enlightenment and Invention, will open the programme on May 5.

Complete Music Business

Physical music sales continue to decline over the holiday season

Sales of physical music products over the recent festive period were down 5.8% year-on-year.

Klassik.com

Belästigungsvorwürfe gegen früheren New Yorker Ballettchef entkräftet

Die Vorwürfe sexueller Belästigung und körperlicher Übergriffe, die gegen Peter Martins, den früheren Chef des New York City Ballet und Leiter der School of American Ballet, erhoben wurden (klassik.com berichtete), haben sich nach zweimonatiger unabhängiger Untersuchung nicht erhärtet.

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[Deutscher Kulturrat] Urheberrecht: Dringender Handlungsbedarf auf europäischer Ebene

Der Deutsche Kulturrat fordert die für das Urheberrecht Verantwortlichen auf der europäischen Ebene, also Europäisches Parlament, Europäische Kommission und Europäischer Rat, auf, die Verlegerbeteiligung, die Schrankenregelung und die weiteren Themen, Vergriffene Werke, Value Gap und das Framing rasch neu zu regeln.

Musik Heute

Einreichungen für 25. Echo-Klassik-Verleihung starten

Der Einreichungszeitraum für den Echo Klassik 2018 hat begonnen. Ab sofort können Tonträgerhersteller ihre besten Produktionen bei der Deutschen Phono-Akademie vorschlagen, teilte der Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) am Montag in Berlin mit.

Concerti

Das Gewinner-Publikum steht fest

Das lange Warten hat ein Ende: Die Duisburger Philharmoniker erhalten den von concerti erstmals ausgelobten Preis „Das Publikum des Jahres 2017“

Platea Magazine

La Dutch National Opera de Amsterdam presenta su temporada 2018/2019

La Dutch National Opera de Ámsterdam ha presentado hoy su programación para la temporada 2018/2019, con dirección artística de Pierre Audi, a la sazón director de escena de algunas de las siguientes propuestas.

Por ‘motivos familiares’ Ainhoa Arteta suspende su Nedda de ‘Pagliacci’ en Bruselas

Tal y coo recoge la página web del teatro de La Monnaie en Bruselas, la soprano vasca Ainhoa Arteta se ha visto obligada a cancelar su participación como Nedda en las funciones de Pagliacci, de Leoncavallo, en un programa doble que incluye también Cavalleria rusticana bajo la batuta de Evelino Pidò.

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Anna Netrebko, absente de La Traviata à Paris

Souffrante, la soprano russe Anna Netrebko ne pourra pas interpréter le rôle de Violetta dans La Traviata à l’Opéra Bastille, à Paris.

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  in 1816 FP of Gioacchino ‘s opera The Barber of Seville, in Rome.

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(Written on February 20, 2018 )