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Classical News

In today’s news, a video of an opera singer performing during a scan revealed, NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to the UK’s Christmas number one spot in 2015 signs film deal & Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage will be decorated with a giant lightning bolt in tribute to David Bowie.

The Telegraph

Real-time MRI captures incredible video of opera singer performing during scan

Researchers at the Freiburger Institute for Musician’s Medicine have revealed what really goes on inside an opera singer’s mouth when they perform.

BBC News

NHS choir signs film deal after topping chart at Christmas

The NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to the UK’s Christmas number one spot in 2015 has signed a film deal to tell its story. The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir beat the Canadian singer after he urged his 72 million Twitter followers to buy its charity single, A Bridge Over You.

Glastonbury to honour David Bowie and Prince

Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage will be decorated with a giant lightning bolt in tribute to David Bowie, organiser Emily Eavis has told the BBC. The metal sculpture, inspired by the sleeve for Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album, will hang above acts like Coldplay and Adele when they play the stage in June.

The Guardian

The best classical concerts and opera of summer 2016

Oedipus finally reaches Britain, there’s a Messiaen marathon in Suffolk, Opera North’s Ring hits the road – and John Luther Adams summons up a deluge.

The Strad

Banff International String Quartet Competition 2016 names 10 shortlisted ensembles

The 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition has named the 10 string quartets shortlisted to take part in its live rounds.

Classical Music Magazine

Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras announce plans to mark Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary

The ensembles will present L’Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’incoronazione di Poppea in concert performances. They will also perform the Vespers at Basilica dei Frari, Venice, as well as working alongside musicologists and experts in Monteverdi during the anniversary year.

Roger Vignoles announced as accompanist for 2016 International Opera Awards

Roger Vignoles will be accompanist at the 2016 International Opera Awards ceremony, which will take place on 15 May at the Savoy Theatre. He will accompany Stuart Skelton, Anna Bonitatibus and a number of other past and present International Opera Awards finalists and winners.

The Spectator

Royal Opera’s Tannhäuser is one of the ugliest stagings I have set eyes on

Cursed, or perhaps blessed, with almost no visual memory at all, I had almost completely forgotten what the Royal Opera’s current Tannhäuser, directed by Tim Albery and with set designs by Michael Levine, looks like. Or perhaps it was the natural tendency to repress the memory of unpleasant experiences.

Klassik Heute

Dirigentenwettbewerb “The Mahler Competition” beginnt in Bamberg

Vom 6. bis 13. Mai 2016 veranstalten die Bamberger Symphoniker – Bayerische Staatsphilharmonie zum 5. Mal ihren Dirigentenwettbewerb The Mahler Competition. Der Wettbewerb ist ab der Hauptrunde am 9. Mai öffentlich. Der Eintritt zu den öffentlichen Runden in der Konzerthalle Bamberg ist frei.

Music Heute

Staatstheater Nürnberg: Neue Saison mit Wagner-Opern und Brahms-Konzerten

Die Nürnberger Oper eröffnet die Spielzeit 2016/17 mit Mussorgskis “Boris Godunow” in einer Neuinszenierung von Peter Konwitschny. Zusammen mit Generalmusikdirektor Marcus Bosch realisiert der 71-Jährige das Stück in der Urfassung von 1869, wie das Staatstheater am Mittwoch mitteilte.

Klassik.com

Ensemble Ludus instrumentalis gewinnt Förderpreis Alte Musik

Der Förderpreis Alte Musik, der von der Akademie für Alte Musik im Saarland und dem Saarländischen Rundfunk vergeben wird, geht in diesem Jahr an das in Köln beheimtate Ensemble Ludus Instrumentalis.

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IntArtsManager @IntArtsManager IAM’s editor is 1 of the 15 women to be selected for the first University Women in the Arts

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse Król Roger and Woolf Works nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Awards

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Music News & Facts @musicnews_facts Today is the 28th birthday of a massively successful act and an outstanding singer/song-writer.

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(Written on May 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Sonya Yoncheva replaces Anna Netrebko at the Royal Opera House’s “Norma”, Amalia Hall wins Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition and “Boléro’s” heirs ask for copyright extension. Also, the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Award’s recipients are announced and Moritz Eggert is nominated for Deutscher Musikautorenpreis 2016.

Classical Music Magazine

Sonya Yoncheva to sing Norma at ROH

Sonya Yoncheva will sing the title role in the Royal Opera House’s production of Bellini’s Norma.The Bulgarian soprano will replace Anna Netrebko, who announced her withdrawal from the role last week.

Yehudi Menuhin School raising funds for the violinist’s centenary

Artist Geraldine van Heemstra will exhibit work created during her artist residency at the Yehudi Menuhin School in June and July, with all proceeds going to the School’s centenary fundraising appeal.

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Boléro: Heirs Ask For Copyright Extension

After seventy years of protection, Ravel’s Boléro is a work of public domain since 1 May 2016, and performers do not have to pay rights anymore. Yesterday however, the heirs asked for an extension of the copyright for 20 years.

The Strad

Violinist Amalia Hall wins Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition

The New Zealand musician has won both the String section and the overall award.

The Telegraph

Opera doesn’t need sex, drugs or blood to win new audiences, Glyndebourne says

Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll may not be the way to a young audience’s heart after all, according to Glyndebourne, as its new director launches a bid to reinstate ‘conservative’ as a “positive thing”.

New music box

2016 Doris Duke Artist Awards Announced

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has named the recipients of the fifth annual Doris Duke Artist Awards.

Classical-music.com

Menuhin the Miracle Boy

In the April issue of BBC Music Magazine, we celebrated the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin’s birth. As part of an in-depth examination of Menuhin’s life, we explored the importance of the relationship between the teenage Menuhin and his teacher, George Enescu. Menuhin’s biographer Humphrey Burton tells us more…

klassik.com

Mainzer Kammerorchester vor dem Aus?

Dem Mainzer Kammerorchester droht wegen finanzieller Schwierigkeiten das Aus. Aufgrund mangelnder finanzieller Ausstattung hat der Deutsche Kulturrrat das Orchester nun auf die rote Liste bedrohter Kultureinrichtungen gesetzt.

Klassik heute

Moritz Eggert für den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis nominiert

Am 12. Mai 2016 verleiht die GEMA in Berlin zum achten Mal den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis. Eine siebenköpfige Fachjury um Max Herre, Charlotte Seither und Wolfgang Niedecken wählte aus rund 80 Einreichungen Komponisten und Textdichter aus, die für ihr musikalisches Schaffen geehrt werden sollen.

Musik heute

Festival Mitte Europa fällt 2016 aus – Zukunft unklar

Plauen – Das Festival Mitte Europa im Dreiländereck von Bayern, Böhmen und Sachsen steht vor dem Aus. Wie Insolvenzverwalter Christian Heintze am Dienstag mitteilte, fällt es in diesem Jahr definitiv aus.

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@klassik.com Karriere-News: Marc Grandmontagne (Deutscher Bühnenverein) http://klassik.com/?VzO68 #Kulturmanagement

@DetroitSymphony @MichelleMerrill receives the 2016 #SoltiFoundation Career Assistance Award for young American conductors

@wdr3 Kölner Zentralmoschee öffnet für @achtbruecken ihre Pforten. Das Konzert mit @Musikfabrik in #Konzertplayer http://ow.ly/4nmq9I

Sonya Yoncheva to sing Norma at ROH. Photo credit: Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical

Sonya Yoncheva to sing Norma at ROH. Photo credit: Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical

(Written on May 4, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, copyright expires on Ravel’s “Bolero”, Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition announces its winners and Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory is reopened. Also, the English National Opera appoints Daniel Kramer as new artistic director and Toronto Symphony Orchestra appears to be stuck in former CEO’s legal splash zone.

thelocal

Copyright expires on Bolero, French classical favourite

Almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright runs out on Sunday on one of the most popular and unique pieces of classical music, Ravel’s “Bolero”.

thedallasopera

Winners Announced at the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

After two days of intense competition by some of the most talented young singers in the country, the winners of the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition were announced.

Adaptistration

Toronto Symphony Appears To Be Stuck In Former CEO’s Legal Splash Zone

Toward the end of March, 2016 we examined the nasty PR mess the Toronto Symphony Orchestras (TSO) has been caught up in by way of the very public annulment legal battle between former president and CEO, Jeff Melanson, and his estranged wife, Eleanor McCain.

theguardian

English National Opera appoints Daniel Kramer as artistic director

ENO hoping American-born director will bring stability to company that has lurched from crisis to crisis over past two years.

pizzicato

Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory Reopened

The Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory has reopened after a major renovation on April 30 with a concert by pianist Denis Matsuev.

KlassikAkzente

Peter und das iPhone – Die interaktive App zu “Peter und der Wolf in Hollywood” gibt es nun auch für das iPhone

Mit Peter und seinen Freunden virtuell nach Hollywood verreisen und musikalische Abenteuer erleben – das ermöglicht die interaktive App jetzt auch ganz mobil auf dem iPhone.

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Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis für dänischen Komponisten Per Nørgård

Der dänische Komponist Per Nørgård wird heute mit dem Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis ausgezeichnet. Er bekommt den Preis für ein Leben im Dienste der Musik.

klassik.com

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen als Orchester des Jahres ausgezeichnet

Die in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal vergebene Auszeichnung wurde durch Bundestagspräsident Dr. Norbert Lammert und den Programmchef von Deutschlandradio Kultur, Hans-Dieter Heimendahl, im Rahmen des Musikfestivals “Heidelberger Frühling” verliehen.

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@klassikcom Göttinger Händel-Festspiele: Sämtliche 42 #Händel-Opern zum 100. Geburtstag #Oper #Musikfestival http://klassik.com/?ihRZM

@Musik_Heute: Nach Kritik der Türkei – #Konzertprojekt #Aghet in Dresden gefeiert http://bit.ly/1YZOv8l

@topcmnews New to @YouTube: VC ‘Young Artist’ @YuryRevich#Vivaldi ‘Summer’ http://bit.ly/21oHP5E

Per Nørgård in Kopenhagen. Foto: Manu Theobald/EvS Musikstiftung

Per Nørgård in Kopenhagen. Foto: Manu Theobald/EvS Musikstiftung

(Written on May 2, 2016 )

WildKat PR are excited to announce our new client Héloïse Werner!

Héloïse is a singer and performer, currently working on Scenes from the End, a new one-woman opera about grief that previewed at the Tristan Bates Theatre in February 2016 and will premiere this summer at the Camden and Edinburgh  Fringe Festivals. Héloïse was born in Paris, studied Music at Clare College, Cambridge and has received many awards for her work, such as the ‘Creation Prize’ from the Conservatoire Maurice Ravel.

Héloïse co-directs London-based contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment (Park Lane Group Young Artists) and is a founder member of five-piece folk band The Coach House Company, with whom she has performed at Green Note, Ronnie Scott’s jazz club and Wilderness Festival, amongst others.

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“Soprano, Héloïse Werner really used the words performatively: not just their meaning but their sound. (…) Werner was called upon to imitate the train as well as sing: all carried off with a splendid sense of performance art.” – Seen and Heard International

Keep up to date with Héloïse’ news on her website, Twitter and Instagram.

(Written on April 28, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, after their artistic director resigned things are getting out of hand at Romanian national opera, stars lined up for the Jazz FM Awards celebrated in London last night and Apple Music revealed it had passed 13 million subscribers to its streaming service, closing the gap on market leader Spotify.

The Guardian

Romanian opera row intensifies as culture minister resigns

There is chaos at the Romanian national opera: a row that began when the ballet company’s Danish artistic director resigned has led to shows being cancelled, dancers refusing to perform, local artists protesting over pay for foreign stars and has even claimed a ministerial scalp.

Music Week

Stars line up for Jazz FM Awards

The highest achievers from the worlds of jazz, blues, soul and beyond have been honoured at the third annual Jazz FM Awards, which took place last night at a star-studded ceremony at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London.

Apple Music UK subscriptions growth outpacing Spotify 

This morning, Apple Music revealed it had passed 13 million subscribers to its streaming service, closing the gap on market leader Spotify, which says it has more than 30 million.

Classical Music Magazine

#LoveOpera weekend to celebrate the art form

#LoveOpera weekend (6-8 May) will celebrate the range and quantity of live opera and music theatre around the UK.

The Strad

12th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition names prize winners

Duo Urba has won first prize at the 12th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, this year dedicated to cello and piano. German cellist Marius Urba and Russian pianist Vita Kan receive €8,000 and concert opportunities in France and abroad.

The New York Times

Saluting Robert Shaw, a conductor of humanist spirituality

“I am not sure I ever have ‘heard’ Brahms’s ‘Requiem’ — strictly as a member of an audience,” the incomparable California-born choral conductor Robert Shaw wrote in 1997.

Pizzicato

Perlman and Argerich together for a new recording

In Paris, Itzhak Perlman and Martha Argerich just have recorded a new album, to be released late 2016 on Warner Classics.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

EU-Kommission kommt türkischen Zensurforderungen nicht nach

Der Beschreibungstext des Konzertprojektes „Aghet“ der Dresdner Sinfoniker ist trotz türkischer Proteste wieder unzensiert auf der Webseite der EU-Kommission zu lesen – allerdings mit einem Zusatz.

Der Tagesspiegel

Wie wir lachen wollen

Das kann ja heiter werden: Die Pläne des Staatstheaters Cottbus. Los gehen soll es mit einem musikalischen Familienfest.

El Pais

La Sinfónica de Euskadi reserva sus atriles a solistas de renombre

El violinista Zukerman y las hermanas pianistas Labèque participarán con la orquesta vasca.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews Brave new season at Opera North

Conor Farrington  Enjoyed hearing ‘s on . Now listening to great recordings on her website

Black Dress Code @black_dresscode What’s your favourite piece from the first collection? We love the chiffon sleeves on the

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(Written on April 28, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, jury president of the Carl Nielsen Competition disagrees with the jury’s choice, 16-year-old Andrew Woolcock has been announced as winner of the BBC Young Musician percussion category final and Meryl Streep explains how to become an opera diva. Also, Turkey intervenes in concert project from the Dresdner Sinfoniker and king of rumba Papa Wemba dies during concert.

Pizzicato

Nielsen Competition: Jury President Disagrees With Jury’s Choice

Nikolaj Znaider, Jury President of the Carl Nielsen competition, has publicly disagreed with the result of the semi-finals.

Classical-music.com

BBC Young Musician percussion winner announced

16-year-old Andrew Woolcock has been announced as the winner of the BBC Young Musician percussion category final.

Classic FM

Meryl Streep’s guide to being an opera diva

The brilliant actress has been getting into character as the larger-than-life diva Florence Foster Jenkins for her latest film.

FAZ

Türkei interveniert gegen Konzert

Die Dresdner Sinfoniker widmen ihr Konzertprojekt „Aghet“ dem Genozid an den Armeniern vor hundert Jahren. Nun fordert die Türkei, die Produktion nicht weiter zu fördern – und hat bereits einen Teilsieg errungen.

Klassik.com

Preise der Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung verliehen

Die diesjährigen Preise der Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung für junge, hochbegabte Musiker im Bereich der klassischen zeitgenössischen Musik gehen an die Geigerin Agata Nowak, den Fagottisten Miguel Ángel Pérez Domingo und den Posaunisten Alexandre Mastrangelo.

Musik Heute

Staatsoper Hannover startet mit Ivan Repušić in neue Spielzeit

Die Staatsoper Hannover geht mit ihrem neuen Generalmusikdirektor Ivan Repušić in die Spielzeit 2016/17. Der kroatische Dirigent tritt die Nachfolge von Karen Kamensek an.

El Pais

El cantante congoleño Papa Wemba muere en un concierto en Costa de Marfil

Conocido como el rey de la rumba congoleña, su fallecimiento ha conmocionado el país africano

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Carmen, lecturas de un mito

Casa del Lector (Madrid) acoge la exposición ‘Carmen. Lecturas de un mito’, que incluye más de 450 piezas de 40 museos y bibliotecas de toda Europa centradas en la mítica figura creada por Prosper Mérimée en 1845.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM We asked Meryl Streep for her tips on being an incredible opera diva…

The Strad @TheStadMag ‘I do not like hearing Mozart, whose style is founded on singing, without …’

klassik.com @klassikcom Weimarer Kunstfest 2019 vor dem Aus?

Photograph: Classic FM

Photograph: Classic FM

(Written on April 25, 2016 )

Caterina Grewe is not only an uprising star within the classical music world, she also has an interesting multicultural background and a remarkable perception of the music industry.

Ahead of the release on 21 April 2016 of her debut solo piano album “Schumann” featuring works by Schumann, we met with her for a chat during a practice session.

 

(Written on April 18, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Royal Opera House issues warning for Lucia di Lammermoor, Merton College, Oxford to establish a girls’ choir, Emma Halnan wins Art Club-Karl Jenkins Music Award, Violinist Janine Jansen is handing over the artistic direction of her International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands and the Economist questions operas gender imbalance.

The Telegraph

Royal Opera House warns of risque sex scenes in Lucia di Lammermoor

The Royal Opera House has issued a warning of risqué and gory content in its upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor, as reported in The Times.

Classic FM

Flautist Emma Halnan wins Arts Club-Karl Jenkins Music Award

Young flautist will now record a performance of a piece composed for her by Sir Karl Jenkins after winning classical music prize, in collaboration with Classic FM

The Economist

Where have all the good tenors gone, and where are all the basses?

When the new students arrive at Sweden’s two opera conservatories this autumn, they’ll share one thing in common: they’ll all be women

Classical Music Magazine

Merton College, Oxford to establish a girls’ choir

The Merton College Girls’ Choir will be open to girls who will be in school years 5 to 10. Girls selected for the choir will regularly sing in the college’s 13th-century chapel, and will take part in services and concerts in Oxford and further afield.

BBC News

Michelle Obama recruits Missy Elliot, Kelly Clarkson and Zendaya for single

Artists including Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson and Kelly Rowland all feature on a charity single put together by US First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Strad

Violinist Janine Jansen to step down as artistic director of her chamber festival

Violinist Janine Jansen is handing over the artistic direction of her International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands, to 24-year-old cellist Harriet Krijgh. Jansen, who founded the event 13 years ago, will direct the festival for the final time this year from 29 June to 3 July.

Musikmarkt

Musikautorenpreis 2016: Boy, AnnenMayKantereit und Marteria zählen zu Nominierten

Zu den Nominierten des Deutschen Musikautorenpreises 2016 zählen u.a. AnnenMayKantereit, Selig, Sonja Glass von Boy sowie Marten Laciny (Marteria/Marsimoto), MoTrip und Sven Regener

NMZ

Urheberrecht kommt ins Kabinett – Reform mit Zugeständnissen

Kreative und Verwerter ihrer Leistungen sollen sich „wieder auf Augenhöhe begegnen“, fordert Justizminister Maas

Musik-heute

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden: Honeck statt Nézet-Séguin

Der kanadische Dirigent Yannick Nézet-Séguin hat die Leitung des Osterfestspiel-Konzerts der Berliner Philharmoniker am kommenden Sonntag abgesagt

Le Monde

La municipalité renonce à présider les Chorégies d’Orange

Quatre jours après la démission du directeur des Chorégies, Raymond Duffaut, vendredi 11 mars, le maire d’Orange tente d’éteindre l’incendie

Twitter

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Parts of Michael Haydn’s Requiem sound similar to Mozart’s, though it was actually written first #EssentialClassics

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Watch three minutes with the phenomenon that is Lang Lang, at the @BBCInTune Steinway:

Top Classical News @topcmnews Is classical music really superior to all other genres?  #ClassicalMusic

BR Klassik @BR_Klassik Zum Nachschauen: Kristian #Bezuidenhout & Chiaroscuro Quartet im Studiokonzert hier als exklusiver #videostream

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(Written on March 16, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Yehudi Menuhin’s legacy reviewed by Jessica Duchen, Sir Roger Norrington states that London has no great concert hall to rival other major cities around the world and the Philharmonia of New York, will debut two concerts with films, lighting and the largest cast of performers assembled in Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater

BBC Music Magazine

 

English composer, conductor and pianist Thomas Adès has been appointed artistic partner at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In this new role Adès role will play with and conduct the BSO throughout the season, as well as composing new works for the orchestra.

Guardian

Royal College of Music honours Reich, Norrington and Jurowski

At the college’s annual awards, presided over by HRH The Prince of Wales, the US composer praised the state funding that in the early days of his career made it easier to perform here than in California.

The Independent

Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary year: A maestro with many strings to his bow

As the musical world celebrates Yehudi Menuhin, Jessica Duchen reviews his legacy and explains why he is remembered as far more than a violinist of extraordinary talent

Classic FM

Sir Roger Norrington: ‘London does not have a good concert hall’

The legendary early music conductor has told Classic FM the UK capital is lacking a great concert hall to rival other major cities around the world.

International Arts Manager

Youth orchestra heads to Europe

A lucky group of 109 young musicians have been selected to tour Europe with National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). Not only do they get to see the world but they also get to work with top conductors Christoph Eschenbach and Valery Gergiev, and play with outstanding pianists Pianists Emanuel Ax and Denis Matsuev.

Wall Street Journal

New Orchestra Rethinks the Classical Music Experience

A newly-launched orchestra, the Philharmonia of New York, will debut two concerts with films, lighting and the largest cast of performers assembled in Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

Berliner Zeitung

Die MaerzMusik setzt als „Festival für Zeitfragen“ auf Text statt auf Klang

Wer zur Pressekonferenz der „MaerzMusik“ zu spät kam, mochte sich irgendwann fragen, ob er sich nicht doch im Zimmer geirrt hatte.

Musik-heute

Berlins Bühnen und Orchester mit 3,1 Millionen Besuchern

Die Berliner Bühnen und Orchester blicken auf ein sehr erfolgreiches Jahr 2015 zurück.

NMZ

Demnächst im Kino: „Bach in Brazil“ mit Edgar Selge: Barocke Musik statt Frust im Knast

Die universelle und verbindende Kraft der Musik hat immer wieder auch geholfen, benachteiligten jungen Menschen ihren Weg ins Leben zu ermöglichen

Pacific Standard

More Evidence of the Psychological Benefits of Choral Singing

New research finds it fulfills deep-seated needs of bonding with a group

Arts and letters

2016 Music Award Winners: Seventeen Composers Receive Awards Totaling $205,000

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the seventeen recipients of this year’s awards in music

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 @ace_national New Blog:Art and culture can transform areas, we all need to shout about it #culturematters http://bit.ly/1TRC2VL  

@ClassicFM We’re about to reveal the name that Owain Arwel Hughes has picked for his dad’s composition: http://classfm.co/VndnWd  

@BBCRadio3 Stars, space food & a cornucopia of women composers: Maggie Aderin-Pocock #EssentialClassics http://bbc.in/1nCiIx3  

(Written on March 11, 2016 )

Classical news

In today’s news, London Mozart Players announce management restructure and PRS For Music has launched its new anti-piracy take-down tool, MAPS.. Also, English National Opera reduces senior management pay by 20% and details of Classical: NEXT 2016 are announced

The Stage

ENO to cut senior pay by 20%

English National Opera is to reduce pay levels for senior management by 20% as it seeks to make savings of £5 million.

Classical Music Magazine

London Mozart Players announces management restructure

The London Mozart Players has recently undergone a restructure of its management team, electing a new chair of the LMP Trust and appointing an executive director

Music Week

PRS for Music launches new system to combat online piracy

PRS For Music has launched its new anti-piracy take-down tool, MAPS.

The Telegraph

How women made the violin their own

Ivan Hewett considers why female violinists now outnumber men in many of the world’s greatest competitions and orchestras

Classical Music Magazine

Details announced for Classical:NEXT 2016

The fifth Classical:NEXT congress, to be held in Rotterdam on 25-28 May, will kick off with a battery of keynote speeches instead of the traditional solo address

Berliner Zeitung

Konzert abgebrochen „Reden Sie doch gefälligst Deutsch!“

„Das kam für alle überraschend, das haben wir vom Kölner Publikum nicht erwartet. Wir können es uns auch nicht erklären“

NMZ

Ein Stück Musikgeschichte verschwindet: Aus für Wurlitzer

Dieser Name steht für längst vergangene Musikzeiten: Wurlitzer. Nach dem Ende der Produktion von Musikboxen im Jahr 2013 ist das Aus des Traditionsunternehmen in Deutschland besiegelt

Deutsche Welle

Konzert für Flüchtlinge: “Willkommen in unserer Mitte”

Bei einem gemeinsamen Auftritt haben die drei großen Orchester Berlins in der Berliner Philharmonie für Flüchtlinge musiziert. Der Abend verlieh dem Begriff “Willkommenskultur” eine neue Dimension

New York Times

Have We Been Playing Gershwin Wrong for 70 Years?

It is one of the most famous pieces of American music — but for 70 years orchestras may have been playing one of its best-known effects wrong

France Musique

Le manuscrit de la partition piano-voix des Troyens de Berlioz acquis par la Bnf

Considéré comme perdu depuis plus d’un siècle, la Bibliothèque nationale de France vient d’acquérir le manuscrit de la partition pour piano et voix des Troyens de Berlioz

Twitter

London Philharmonic ‏@LPOrchestra  At 6.00pm on Saturday, young musicians from the LPO Foyle Future Firsts celebrate Shakespeare’s life and works. http://lpo.uk/21wspzR 

Bernhard Kerres ‏@BernhardKerres  The great #violinist @ericsilberger raises money for his debut recording. Support it! #violin #classicalbuzz http://kck.st/1oG5XT1 

Save_ENO ‏@Save_ENO   .@E_N_O senior management agree to share the pain of pay cuts. Fairness prevails. #SaveENO http://bit.ly/21Co7XO

London Mozart Players/ Classical Music Magazine

London Mozart Players/ Classical Music Magazine

 

 

(Written on March 2, 2016 )