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In today’s news: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms for the first time, the tenor, Michael Fabio, to open Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, and should female musicians be allowed to dress how they want?
John Tessier replaces Javier Camarena at Vienna State Opera, festival “Modern Times” to begin, and mould damage at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

The Guardian

Into the classical music bear-pit: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms

Growing up in North Kensington Alan Johnson used to play around the Albert Hall but never went inside. 60 years later we sent the former home secretary along to experience the Proms for the first time. What did he make of it?

The Times

Michael Fabiano: ‘I don’t believe in luck. It comes if you’re prepared’

The tenor is stepping into big shoes when he opens Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, but he’s not fazed.

Pizzicato

Ivan Krpan wins Busoni Competion

20 year-old Croatian pianist Ivan Krpan has won this year’s Busoni Competition.

Classic FM

Women in Music – Should female musicians be allowed to dress how they want?

Aliette de Laleu is a journalist on the radio station France Musique, who every week during her show leads a discussion about a female composer, musician or conductor.

Pizzicato

Modena honours Pavarotti with Verdi Requiem

Ten years after the death of Luciano Pavarotti, on 6 September 2007, Modena will pay homage to the great tenor with Giuseppe Verdi’s Mass of Requiem.

Limelight

Belvoir announces its 2018 season

Highlights include Kate Mulvany in an Ibsen gender-switch, an adaptation of Bliss, and a revival of the Hayes’ Calamity Jane.

Klassik-Heute

Besetzungsänderungen an der Wiener Staatsoper

Javier Camarena hat auf Grund seiner Mitwirkung an einer CD-Aufnahme seine Auftritte in La Fille du régiment an der Wiener Staatsoper (Vorstellungen am 11., 13., 16. und 19. Jänner 2018) abgesagt.

Concerti

Ein Gedicht der Ekstase

Vom 15. September bis zum 1. Oktober geht das Musikfest MODERN TIMES in die fünfte Runde.

Klassik.com

Schimmel nach Wasserschaden: Elbphilharmonie muss saniert werden

Teile der Elbphilharmonie müssen in Folge eines Wasserschadens und nachfolgender Schimmelbildung saniert werde.

Twitter

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms

Watch Anne-Sophie Mutter for just £6 (plus booking fees) with an Online Promming ticket! Book now ➡️

Alan Johnson at the Royal Albert Hall, © Chris Christodoulou/BBC

 

 

 

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(Written on September 4, 2017 )

The Telegraph

Group perfoms Icelandic hymn in German train station

YouTube video shows Icelandic indie-folk group spontaneously burst into song in Wuppertal station, west Germany

Charlotte Church: female pop stars told ‘take clothes off, show you’re an adult’

Charlotte Church has criticised the music industry as she said young women were being coerced into using sexual imagery to sell their records

AZ Family

Tent City inmates treated to classical music concert

PHOENIX — The magic of Mozart was brought to inmates at Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Sunday afternoon.

Minnesota Daily

Bill would change orchestra ownership

The bill, authored by Phyllis Kahn, would make the Minnesota Orchestra publicly owned

Music Industry News

Yamaha trumpets new instruments

Yamaha unveiled the newest instruments in its Xeno range of trumpets to over 90 VIP Yamaha brass and woodwind dealers from 16 European countries

Tech Radar

Spotify has 20 million songs, but 20% have never been played

Internet music streaming giant has huge catalogue, yet 4 million songs have still to be played

The Guardian

Music events pulled in 6.5 million people to tune of £2.2bn last year

Visit Britain report shows overseas visitors made up 6% of punters but accounted for 20% of money spent attending festivals and gigs

HMV can learn from Rough Trade when it comes to music retail

With its focus on curation and creating a destination store, the independent chain proves there’s more to selling than price

Der Tagesspiegel

Mehr Demokratie hören

Einst umstritten, heute Ikone: Vor 50 Jahren wurde die Berliner Philharmonie eingeweiht. Hans Scharoun hatte erfolgreich für seinen visionären Konzertsaal gekämpft. Eine Zeitreise

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

(Written on October 15, 2013 )