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Accentus Music ist eines der weltweit erstklassigsten Labels für klassische Musikproduktionen. Es arbeitet mit den renommiertesten internationalen Musikern zusammen und hat auch in diesem Jahr viele sehr hochwertige Neuproduktionen geplant. Wir fühlen uns sehr geehrt, für alle kommenden Produktionen die europäische Promotion zu übernehmen, und freuen uns insbesondere auf die PR-Unterstützung für die DVD/Blu-ray mit Riccardo Chailly und dem LFO im Frühjahr als auch für die CD-Box zu Herbert Blomstedts 90. Geburtstag”, so Carolin Denz, Leiterin des Berliner WildKat-Büros.

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Das in Leipzig beheimatete Label besteht aus einem äußerst routinierten Team aus Film- und Audioproduzenten sowie Redakteuren. Seit der Etablierung als DVD/Blu-ray Label auf dem klassischen Musikmarkt im Jahr 2010 produziert Accentus Music hochqualitative Konzert- und Opernaufführungen, sowie Dokumentarfilme und Porträts weltweit. Die Veröffentlichungen beinhalten Produktionen über Künstler wie Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Evgeny Kissin, Martha Argerich, Joshua Bell, das Lucerne Festival Orchestra, die New Yorker Philharmoniker, das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig oder die Staatskapelle Berlin. Sowohl künstlerisch als auch technisch erfüllt Accentus Music die höchsten Erwartungen und Ansprüche von Musikliebhabern aus der ganzen Welt.

 
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Wir freuen uns darauf, nach mehreren Jahren der erfolgreichen Zusammenarbeit, von nun an das renommierte Unternehmen auf dem gesamten europäischen Markt unterstützen zu dürfen, und den Erfolg unserer englischen Pressekampagnen auf die deutsche Presse zu übertragen. Bisher sind Rezensionen in den größten englischen Musikpublikationen wie BBC Music Magazine, Classical Music Magazine, Gramophone, sowie auf BBC Radio 3 und in nationaler Presse wie der Financial Times erschienen.

 

(Written on February 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, members of Royal Albert Hall have been criticised by reselling unwanted tickets using sites such as Viagogo and StubHub for a profit, instead of returning the tickets to the hall’s official ticket system. Bogdan Roscic has been appointed as the Vienna State Opera’s next director from 2020 and New York’s Metropolitan Opera has cancelled a new production of Verdi’s La forza del destino by the Catalan director Calixto Bieito. Germany saw music sales increase over 2% last year, with vinyls and paid streaming being the largest contributors.

Classical Music Magazine

Royal Albert Hall members criticised for reselling tickets

Royal Albert Hall members have been criticised by a former president for reselling tickets outside of the hall’s official ticket return system.

Opera Now Magazine

Vienna State Opera appoints new boss

Bogdan Roscic has been appointed as the Vienna State Opera’s next director from 2020. Roscic, a senior executive in the recording industry, was considered an outsider for one of opera’s most coveted positions since he has no experience of running an opera house.

Met cancels Bieito production

In what has been described as a ‘cost-cutting measure’, New York’s Metropolitan Opera has announced that it has cancelled a new production of Verdi’s La forza del destino by the Catalan director Calixto Bieito.

Opera by 11-year-old receives ovation in Vienna

An 11-year-old British composer Alma Deutscher has received a standing ovation in Vienna for the premiere of her opera, Cinderella.

The New York Times

100 Years of New York Philharmonic Milestones, by the Earful

It was 100 years ago this Friday — on Jan. 20, 1917 — that the New York Philharmonic cut its first record.

The Washington Post

American music for an inaugural week

The National Symphony Orchestra is getting better at connecting to the world outside its doors. On Thursday night, the day before the inauguration, Gianandrea Noseda, its music director designate, led an all-American, presidentially focused program, including Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” and suites from John Williams’s scores to “Lincoln” and “JFK.”

Klassik.com

US-amerikanische Sopranistin Roberta Peters gestorben

Die US-amerikanische Sopranistin Roberta Peters ist tot. Nach Angaben ihrer Familie starb die Sängerin im Alter von 86 Jahren an den Folgen einer Parkinson-Erkrankung.

Musik Heute

Ádám Fischer wird Ehrenmitglied der Wiener Staatsoper

Der ungarische Dirigent Ádám Fischer (67) wird Ehrenmitglied der Wiener Staatsoper. Das teilte das Haus am Donnerstag mit. Die Ernennung soll am 26. Januar nach einer Aufführung von Mozarts “Don Giovanni” erfolgen.

Musikexpress

Vinyl-Umsatz steigt auch in Deutschland auf höchsten Wert seit 25 Jahren

Der deutsche Musikmarkt ist im vergangenen Jahr um über zwei Prozent gewachsen. Vor allem bezahltes Musikstreaming (+73%) und Vinylverkäufe (+41%) konnten zulegen, während für CDs (-9,6%) und Downloads (-19,4%) im Jahr 2016 weniger Geld ausgeben wurde als im Vorjahr.

Neue Musikzeitung

Generationswechsel bei Breitkopf & Härtel

Lieselotte Sievers, geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin, hat die Geschäftsführung des Musikverlages Breitkopf & Härtel an Sebastian Mohr und Nick Pfefferkorn übergeben

Le Figaro

Investiture de Donald Trump: comment les stars américaines lui ont tourné le dos

Douche froide pour le nouveau président américain. Il imaginait son arrivée sur les marches du Capitole comme une intronisation à paillettes, avec stars à gogo et tubes à sa (dé)mesure… Le magnat de l’immobilier a vite déchanté. Retour sur la très laborieuse organisation de cette cérémonie.

France musique

La programmation du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2017 dévoilée

Sur son site internet, le Festival d’Aix-en-Provence a publié le programme de sa prochaine édition. Et cette année encore, création mondiale, Mozart, et de grands noms du monde lyrique s’y croiseront.

El Mundo

Más de cien Grammys para el ADDA

Claro y conciso, el presidente de la Diputación de Alicante, César Sánchez, resaltó esta cifra durante la presentación de la programación estival del Adda y de la temporada sinfónica 2017-2018 en la feria Fitur de Madrid.

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Music History @today_classical  in 2014 Death of Italian Claudio in Milan.

Music History @today_classical  in 1855 Birth of French Amedee-Ernest

BR_KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK Die Stimme von ist zurück! Gestern in “Lohengrin” an der . Freude und Applaus!

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Photo: New York MET Opera/ Rhinegold

(Written on January 20, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Glyndebourne tour will offer a look behind the scenes of its productions, Cambridge University selects the Ligeti Quartet for its chamber music residency & Yo-Yo Ma made it his mission to to bring about peaceful change through music. Also, the Daily Telegraph explains how to vote in the EU referendum when attending Glastonbury Festival and Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart returns to the  stage in January 2017.

Classical Music Magazine

Glyndebourne Tour offers a look behind the scenes

The 2016 Glyndebourne Tour will feature the company’s first staging of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and the premiere of Don Giovanni: Behind the Curtain. Annilese Miskimmon’s production of Madama Butterfly will be conducted by John Wilson (making his Glyndebourne debut). The cast features Karah Son as Cio-Cio-Sa, Matteo Lippi as Pinkerton, and Claudia Huckle as Suzuki.

Cambridge University selects Ligeti Quartet for chamber music residency

The Ligeti Quartet has been appointed as the inaugural holders of the Cambridge Chamber Music Residency. A statement on the university’s website notes that their ‘breath-taking performances, both technically and musically, coupled with outstanding artistic plans for working with student composers and performers will undoubtedly be an exciting new development in Cambridge music-making.’

BBC News

Yo-Yo Ma’s musical mission for peace

Yo-Yo Ma is by far the world’s best known cellist, but he’s also made it his mission to bring about peaceful change through music.

The Telegraph

I’m going to Glastonbury, how do l vote in the EU referendum?

Glastonbury Festival has over the years coincided with sporting events such as Wimbledon or the European or World football cups, but this year, the UK’s biggest music bash goes head to head with the biggest political event of the year. So those people lucky enough to have got a ticket for Glastonbury will also have the headache of trying to work out how to vote in the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, held on Thursday June 23.

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Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart returns on stage in January 2017

The Orchestra Mozart Orchestra, created in Bologna by Claudio Abbado in 2004, will resume concert activities on January 6, 2017 after three years of silence.

Road in White Plains, NY, Named After Kurt Masur

A road in White Plains, NY, has been called after the late German conductor Kurt Masur. The Masur family owned a house there, since their son, Ken-David, attended the German Language School in White Plains.

Musik heute

Auktionshaus Christie’s stellt Bach-Manuskript aus

Das Auktionshaus Christies stellt kurzzeitig das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs Präludium, Fuge und Allegro Es-Dur BWV 998 aus.

BR_KLASSIK

“Masur Drive” in New York eingeweiht

Zum Gedenken an den verstorbenen Kurt Masur wurde in White Plains nahe New York City nun eine Straße nach dem Dirigenten benannt. Sie liegt an einem Ort, der für die Familie Masur auch persönlich von großer Bedeutung ist.

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Restaurierte 340 Jahre alte Richborn-Orgel in Mecklenburg eingeweiht

Die restaurierte Richborn-Orgel hat im mecklenburgischen Dorf Ruchow ihre Einweihung gefeiert.

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Glastonbury Festival @GlastoFest This year’s flashmob dance is a tribute to Bowie. If you’re coming to learn the moves!

Glyndebourne @glyndebourne Two weeks until our live cinema screenings of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Find one near you:

Top Classical News @topcmnews Richly imaginative – Mascagni’s Iris open’s Opera Holland Park’s 21st season

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(Written on June 8, 2016 )

WildKat PR are excited to announce our new client European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO).

The European Union Youth Orchestra is one of the world’s pre-eminent symphony orchestras. Described by the UK Guardian as having “gripping, exhilaratingly good orchestral playing, surging with energy, laser-sharp focus and collective daring… [and] a technical prowess that is downright terrifying”, it has provided an exceptional bridge between music colleges and the professional music world for generations of Europe’s finest musicians since its foundation in 1976.

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The EUYO have previously worked with many of the world’s greatest musicians including Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Sir Colin Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Svlatislav Rostropovich and particularly its three Music Directors and current Chief Conductor: Founding Music Director Claudio Abbado, former Music Director Vladimir Ashkenazy, former Music Director and current Conductor Laureate Bernard Haitink, and Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko.

A truly global brand, the EUYO has performed in most of the world’s major concert halls, notably at the Royal Albert Hall, the Musikverein, Carnegie Hall and the Boston Symphony Hall.

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We are very much looking forward to supporting the EUYO over the next few months. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as the website, Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on March 30, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, BBC Music Magazine is looking forward to five performances of women composers and performers to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March. Also, the Queen visiting the National Youth Orchestra, the musical estate of Abbado is to come to Berlin & Aribert Reimann’s birthday

Classic FM

No pressure guys, but The Queen just turned up to listen to your rehearsal

Her Majesty sits in on an orchestral rehearsal in East London as the National Youth Orchestra and Lister Community School Orchestra combine as part of the NYO Inspire

EuroNews

Welcome Among Us, an evening of classical music for refugees in Germany

Berlin hosted a special classical concert at the city’s Philharmonic Hall exclusively for refugees and volunteers

The Strad

UK cellist Gywneth George dies aged 95

The Welsh musician was known for her collaborations with pianist Alberto Portugheis

Arts Professional

£30m revamp for Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

Campaigners are fighting plans to close the south London arts venue for at least two years, to allow for a major refurbishment and the creation of new adaptable performance spaces

BBC Music Magazine

Five ways to celebrate International Women’s Day…

As Tuesday 8 March approaches we select five performances to look forward to that celebrate women composers and performers

Der Tagesspiegel

Nachlass von Claudio Abbado kommt nach Berlin

Der Nachlass des Stardirigenten Claudio Abbado geht nach Berlin. Darauf hat sich die Familie des 2014 verstorbenen Künstlers verständigt

NMZ

„Sich selbst treu bleiben“ – Komponist Aribert Reimann wird 80

Mit zehn komponierte er seine ersten Lieder. Mit zwanzig begleitete er den Jahrhundertsänger Dietrich Fischer-Diskau als Konzertpianist

Klassik.com

Rostock: Steht Abschied von Intendant Sewan Latchinian bevor?

Die Planung der kommenden Saison vor dem Hintergrund der anstehenden Umstrukturierungsmaßnahmen am Volkstheater Rostock verzögert sich

New York Times

Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive

For years, Bob Dylan scholars have whispered about a tiny notebook, seen by only a few, in which the master labored over the lyrics to his classic 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.”

Classicalite

Square Grand Piano Owned by Mary Todd Lincoln’s Sister Restored by Springfield Art Association

Antique musical instruments are not only considered valuable because of their rarity, but also because they tell the story of whomever handled them — or, in this case, heard them

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BR_KLASSIK Interview zukünft. Intendant in Nbg. Jens-Daniel Herzog: “Ein Theater ist kein elitärer Golfclub”

Top Classical News Violinist Marc Bouchkov Awarded Rheingau Festival Career Grant

3sat Kulturzeit “Ein Maestro in Perm. Dandy und Punk.” Unser 3sat Kulturzeit Porträt über den Kairos-Preisträger 2016, Teodor…

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Photograph: DPA / Tagesspiegel

(Written on March 4, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Riccardo Chailly announced as new musical director, Organist and choirmaster John Scott dies and music can reduce pain and anxiety for surgery patients.

BBC Music Magazine

Lucerne Festival announces new musical director

Riccardo Chailly succeeds Claudio Abbado as musical director of the festival orchestra

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World-renowned organist and choirmaster dies aged 59

Classical Music Magazine

Music can reduce pain and anxiety for surgery patients

A new study has found that listening to music before, during and after an operation can help to reduce pain and anxiety, even if it did not reduce the length of hospital stays.

Nottingham Post

Southwell to host Classical Music Festival

Nottingham has its Splendour, Newark its blues and Southwell an annual folk weekender. But now the market town is adding classical music to its summer festival diary.

Classic FM

This man used his own hair to string a violin – and it actually sounds pretty good

A Lithuanian actor and musician has his hair turned into violin strings while still attached to his head in this amazing video.

BR Klassik

Frühe Shakespeare-Oper wiederentdeckt

“The Fairies” ist der Titel einer Oper des Ansbacher Komponisten John Christopher Smith. Der hat sich mit Shakespeares “Sommernachtstraum” beschäftigt, lange bevor Mendelssohn-Bartholdys bekannte Version dazu entstanden ist. Das Nürnberger Originalklang-Festival “Musica Franconia” hat die 250 Jahre alte Musik wiederentdeckt und bringt sie jetzt auf die Bühne.

Der Süddeutsche Zeitung

Der Sound der Heilung

Musik kann vor, während und nach chirurgischen Eingriffen positive Effekte für Patienten haben. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommen Forscher nach der Auswertung von 72 Studien zu dem Thema.

Musik-heute

Johan Simons – Der neue Intendant der Ruhrtriennale

Vom gemütlichen München ins raue Ruhrgebiet – die Ruhrtriennale ist für den neuen Intendanten Johan Simons eine Rückkehr in bekanntes Revier. Fünf Jahre hielt es den niederländischen Theatermacher an den Kammerspielen in München, deren Erfolgskurs er fortsetzte. Nun leitet der 68-Jährige bis 2017 das renommierte experimentelle Theater- und Musikfestival.

San Francisco Classical Voice

It’s news to me

Clarinetist Takes Music on Curious Flights

France Musique

Les effets bénéfiques de la musique pendant une opération chirurgicale

Ecouter de la musique avant, pendant ou après une intervention chirurgicale a un effet bénéfique sur les patients en diminuant leur anxiété et leurs douleurs et en facilitant leur rétablissement.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3: There’s been a UFO sighting on ! @DameEvelyn Glennie plays Daugherty’s UFO (pic: Jim Callaghan)

Nicola Benedetti @NickyBenedetti: So so excited to see my friends @ncogb tonight and to perform w them @GCHalls . Please come along and support this wonderful children’s orch

Classic FM @ClassicFM: The new @LudovicoEinaud single – the only catch is YOU have to play it:  @DeccaRecords
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(Written on August 14, 2015 )

WildKat PR is very pleased to announce that we will be working with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra! This is an exciting time to be following the orchestra; they are due to play three times at the annual BBC Proms with their Artistic Partner and Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Together they will perform all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, which will represent the end of their wider project ‘The Beethoven Journey’ which has spanned four years. This scheme also included the award-winning ‘Feel the Music’ project. It picks up on the subject of deafness, by which Beethoven was increasingly affected during his life. In various cities across Europe, the MCO is inviting children who are deaf or have a hearing disability into the world of the orchestra, to explore how music can be experienced with all of one’s senses.

Founded in 1997 by a group of young musicians with the support of Claudio Abbado, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra’s name reflects its roots in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. With 45 members spanning 20 countries, the MCO prides itself on working musically as a chamber orchestra in the spirit of their founding mentor Claudio Abbado characterized by tight ensemble playing among alert and independent musical personalities. Their core repertoire is in the Viennese Classical and Romantic periods, whilst also playing more contemporary works and world premieres. This summer, the MCO will perform the US Stage Premiere of George Benjamin’s Written On Skin at the Lincoln Center, New York, following their performance of the World Premiere at Aix-en-Provence in 2012.

With the BBC Proms and the stage premiere, summer 2015 is shaping up to be a busy time for the Orchestra. It will end with the MCO’s return to the Lucerne Festival with Daniele Gatti where it forms the core of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra every year. In September, ensemble will launch the Carl Nielsen portrait project at the Musikfest Berlin, a celebration of the composer in his 150th birthday year, with a performance of ‘Sinfonia Semplice.’

As well as working on the BBC Proms, we will also be working with MCO on a new brand and visual identity. Keep up to date with the orchestra, their news and key dates via their website and Facebook.

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The Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Photo: Deniz Saylan

(Written on April 30, 2015 )

Classic FM

Great conductor Claudio Abbado laid to rest in his ‘magical place’

Maestro Abbado’s family have moved his body to the Swiss mountains, the scene of some of his finest concert performances.

Dancers for Royal Opera ‘being paid less than Box Office staff’

A performers’ union is claiming that the Royal Opera is paying dancers rehearsing for a forthcoming production less than box office staff.

The Times

Stop studying arts if you want a good job, minister says

Too many teenagers choose to study arts and humanities subjects at A level in a mistaken belief that such subjects are the best way to keep their career options open, the education secretary said yesterday.

The Guardian

Colin Currie: new works, new instruments – the amazing story of percussion is not yet told

The percussionist, whose Metal Wood Skin festival continues in London, explains how music became a lifelong inspiration

The Strad

Atlanta Symphony musicians and management agree on new contract

The four-year deal, which includes provisions for increased musician numbers, ends a two-month deadlock

International Arts Manager

Reinventing the Czech Philharmonic

After a restless couple of decades for the Czech Philharmonic, Mark Powell journeys to Prague and finds a wholly revitalised orchestra

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Angedacht, aber nicht frei: Gergiev wäre onehin nicht nach Saarbrücken gekommen. Jedoch…

Die Münchner Philharmoniker reagieren auf die Meldung, Gergiev sei in Saabrücken beim Polen-Festival ausgeladen worden.

Stradivari-Räuber zu 7 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt

Der 42-jährige Salah Salahadyn, der am vergangenen 27. Januar in Milwaukee den Geiger Frank Almond überfallen und ihn seiner 5 Millionen Dollar-Stradivari beraubt hatte, wurde von einem Gericht zu 7 Jahren Gefängnis und weiteren 5 Jahren Überwachung verurteilt.

Klavier.de

Mariam Batsashvili gewinnt Franz Liszt Klavierwettbewerb

Erster Preis des Wettbewerbs in Utrecht ist mit 20.000 Euro dotiert

KulturPort.de

Villa Vigoni: Gewalt, kulturelles Gedächtnis und Transkulturalität

Goldene Herbstidylle und Themen wie Gewalt und kulturelle Konflikte – wie passt das zusammen?

The New York Times

The Opera in Rome Is a Hotbed of Chaos

Riccardo Muti’s Departure Is a Sign of Rome Opera’s Troubles

Le Monde

Toutes les couleurs du jazz

Décidément la scène musicale belge est bien l’une des plus créatives et inventives.

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Classical Purist @ClassicalPuristhttp://ift.tt/1tAWhnE  Belgian orchestra appoints ‘cheapest’ manager + MORE #classicalmusic #opera #news

Telegraph Classical @TeleClassical: The world’s most glamorous opera stars http://tgr.ph/1uX30Pm 

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: The new sound of space: 21st century film composers go beyond Holst and Strauss http://bit.ly/11ckI53 

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Czech Philharmonic © Martin Kabat (via International Arts Manager)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on November 11, 2014 )

Classical News

Guardian

David Trendell obituary

Organist, teacher and director of music at King’s College London who ran one of the best choirs in Britain

Telegraph

Vivienne Price – obituary

Vivienne Price was a violin teacher who founded the influential National Children’s Orchestra

Choir boy collapses at Cenotaph

Young boy faints just yards from the Queen while National Anthem is sung during Remembrance Sunday ceremony

Classic FM

Candy Crush Soda Saga gets a classical power-up with London Symphony Orchestra soundtrack

The multi-billion-dollar puzzle game Candy Crush Saga has a new orchestral soundtrack – and our Orchestra in the City of London was playing it.

BBC News

Violin-playing patient, 93, livens up Forth Valley ward

A 93-year-old man has livened up a Forth Valley hospital by serenading fellow patients and staff with his violin.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Wunderjunge

Dirigent Duncan Ward in Orchesterakademie aufgenommen

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Valery Gergiev wurde von Saar-Festspielen ausgeladen

In Polen sind die Russen und insbesondere die, die sich offen zu Putin bekennen, nicht besonders gut angesehen.

After A Two-Month Lockout The Atlanta Symphony Starts 70th Season with Freude Schöner Götterfunke

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announced on Saturday that a deal with the musicians has been reached and that, after a two-month lockout, the orchestra will begin its 70th season.

Klassik.com

Montserrat Caballé: Steuer-Deal statt Gefängnisstrafe

Die Sopranistin Montserrat Caballé hat spanischen Medienberichten zufolge mit den Behörden eine Vereinbarung erzielt, nach der sie vorerst nicht ins Gefängnis gehen muss.

Codex Flores

Claudio Abbado in Sils Maria beerdigt

Der im Januar verstorbene italienische Dirigent hat laut Angaben seiner Familie seine letzte Ruhestätte in Sils Maria gefunden.

The New York Times

Rising Quartets, Hip and Passionate

Is ours the new golden age of string quartets?

Twitter

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: COMMENT: Diversity – time to think outside the box-ticking? http://bit.ly/11a8t9b

Classical Music @ClassicMusic361: ‘The Black Horn’: Blowing Past Classical Music’s Color Barriers – WHQR http://dlvr.it/7T7wSh 

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Anyone going to @musicforyouth #SchoolProm tonight at the @RoyalAlbertHall ? Let me know and we’ll give you a mentioned in the #SchoolRun

Violinist Alan Cairney, staff and patients at Forth Valley Royal Hospital; photograph at BBC News

Violinist Alan Cairney, staff and patients at Forth Valley Royal Hospital;
photograph at BBC News

(Written on November 10, 2014 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Symphony guide: Beethoven’s Third (‘Eroica’)

The story of the dedication of Beethoven’s Third is the stuff of symphonic legend. Whatever the truth, the victory at the end of the piece doesn’t just stand for Napoleon, or Beethoven, but for the possibilities of the symphony itself.

The Telegraph

Munich Opera Festival über alles

Whilst other European festivals may not have made this year’s grade, Rupert Christiansen explains why Munich’s is an experience worth repeating.

Classical-music.com

Interview with Gustavo Gimeno

The Spanish conductor talks about his experience as the late Claudio Abbado’s assistant.

Neglected piano scores

The BBC Music team uncover forgotten piano pieces

Classic FM

Clouds play piano in new composition

What do clouds sound like? Artist-composer David Bowen attempts to answer this question in his eerie new piece, Cloud Piano, which translates the clouds into played music.

Farmer serenades cows with trombone playing

A farmer who filmed himself serenading his cows by playing his trombone to attract them towards him has become a viral sensation.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

“Neu für klassische Musik interessieren!”

“Mein Ziel ist es, die Menschen neu für klassische Musik zu interessieren!” – hat sich Markus Fein, der Intendant der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vorgenommen.

Tiroler Tageszeitung

Ukraine will kremltreuen Kulturschaffenden die Einreise verbieten

Die Ukraine will gegen etwa 500 russische Künstler und Kulturschaffende wegen ihrer kremltreuen Position Einreiseverbote verhängen.

The Japan Times

Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa

Conductor Seiji Ozawa said Monday that Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, a musical event in which he serves as general director, will be renamed Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in 2015.

The Baltimore Sun

Amid all the fretting about classical music’s future, some worries about its past

Day after day, someone somewhere discusses the state of classical music, typically with a degree of concern about its long-term survivability. This has been going on for ages, of course, but it has generated something of a cottage industry in recent years.

Twitter

Opera Space: .@MoscowTimes: Kiev to ban 500 Russian annexation-approving cultural figures; are #opera stars likely to be included? http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/kiev-to-blacklist-russian-culture-figures/504555.html …

Sam Jackson: .@classicfm has joined forces with the brilliant @NYOGB to offer you the chance to see them in concert – for free: http://www.classicfm.com/concerts-events/nyo-free-concert-information/ …

Royal Opera House: ICYMI – @telegraph are streaming class with @mariinskyen this morning! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/dance/11011335/WATCH-the-Mariinsky-Ballet-in-class.html … #Mariinsky

Bachtrack: August is #BaroqueMonth here at Bachtrack! Links to all new articles and reviews from here: http://ow.ly/zYtOs

Wismar, Heiligen-Geist-Kirche: Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. (Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gGmbH)

Wismar, Heiligen-Geist-Kirche: Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Deutschlandradio Kultur.

 

(Written on August 6, 2014 )