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In today’s news, have you ever wondered why people don’t clap between movements in a symphony? Classic FM investigates. Lang Lang relies on his assistant to lend a hand mid-performance, and a Welsh opera company is under fire for its racist casting. Orchestra carries on without a conductor, and Delnon and Nagano extend their contracts in Hamburg.

The Guardian

Assistant lends a hand to Lang Lang

Pianist plays Gershwin at the New York concert hall with a 14-year-old protege literally his left-hand man.

Classic FM

Why don’t we clap between movements?

There’s a bit of a tradition in classical music that you only clap after a piece has finished – and never in between movements. But why does this ‘rule’ actually exist?

The Stage

Welsh opera under fire for racist casting

Industry figures, including the artistic director of Yellow Earth Theatre Kumiko Mendl and actor Daniel York, have slammed “yellowface” casting in the touring production.

The Sun

Writer of hit BBC drama ‘Doctor Foster’ has plans to make it into an opera

Playwright Mike Bartlett has written 17 works for the stage, including hits in the West End and on Broadway.

Codex Flores

Delnon und Nagano verlängern ihre Hamburger Verträge

Der Aufsichtsrat der Hamburgischen Staatsoper hat die Verträge mit dem Schweizer Georges Delnon und Kent Nagano an der Hamburgischen Staatsoper um fünf Jahre zu verlängert.

Broadway World

Shortlist Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Now Open!

Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country.


Klang der Revolution – Orchester spielen ohne Dirigent

So klang die Oktoberrevolution: Im Jubiläumsjahr der russischen Revolution von 1917 ist in Düsseldorf das Experiment des «herrschaftsfreien Musizierens» neu zu erleben.


@TrinityLaban  is today! Find out why ballet is good for everyone!

@BBCIntroducing Think Introducing only supports indie music? Think again. 

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(Written on October 5, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Guardian announces an old manuscript of Igor Stravinsky has been rediscovered and The Times reports of Jonas Kaufmann’s upcoming appearance at the Last Night of the Proms. Also interviews with viola star Maxim Rysanov and Tosca singer Elena Stikhina. As well as this, architect Christoph Nagel reveals his incredible project for a new concert hall in Munich.

The Guardian

Key Igor Stravinsky work found after 100 years

Stephen Walsh, a world expert on the composer, tells how lost score was found in piles of dusty manuscripts

Everyone’s talking about . . . Jonas Kaufmann at the Last Night of the Proms

Rule, Britannia! Or should that be, Herrsche, Gross Britannien!? Next weekend, the superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann becomes the first German singer to perform the patriotic anthem at the Last Night of the Proms.


Exclusive video: The Tallis Scholars pay tribute to Arvo Pärt on his 80th birthday

Admirers of Part’s music were given a special opportunity to appear in this special filmed tribute to the composer.

Amati Magazine

EDITOR’S LUNCH: Maxim Rysanov

The Ukrainian viola star Maxim Rysanov, celebrated for his sweet, powerful tone and his passion for commissioning new works, enjoys a Turkish feast with Jessica Duchen during the 2015 Istanbul Festival

Classical Music Magazine

Representation of women on Edexcel music syllabus: update

Student Jessy McCabe, who started a petition to ensure that women are represented on Edexcel’s next A-level music syllabus, has posted an update on the page.

Münchener Architekt schlägt unterirdischen Konzertsaal vor

Neuesten Medienberichten zufolge hat der Münchener Architekt Christoph Nagel den Bau eines unterirdischen Konzertsaals unter dem Königsplatz vorgeschlagen. Sein Entwurf sieht ein unterirdisches Musik- und Kulturzentrum vor, das “Kunst, Musik und Geschichte vereint und zugleich spektakuläre Architektur schafft”.

Codex Flores

Verloren geglaubte Strawsinky-Partitur aufgefunden

In einem Stapel alter Manuskripte ist im Konservatorium von St. Petersburg eine Partitur entdeckt worden, von der man glaubte, sie sei unwiederbringlich verloren. Es handelt sich um Strawinskys Grablied (Pogrebal’naya Pesnya) im Andenken an seinen Lehrer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow.

Vermittlerin der Gefühle

Die junge Elena Stikhina hatte nicht geplant, als Opernsängerin ihren Lebensunterhalt zu bestreiten, aber nun singt sie Rollen wie Tosca und Micaela. Auf diesem Weg versucht sie, das Publikum mit großen Gefühlen zu überwältigen – so wie es ihr selbst auch passiert ist.

The Washington Post

The piano: Keys of the future

A piano, it’s said, can emulate an entire orchestra: Its range extends from thunderous fortes to streams of liquid notes. Yet the majority of people who talk about piano sound today are talking about the sound of a single manufacturer: Steinway.


An Unnoticed ‘Happy Birthday’ Draft Gives Singers A Simpler Tune

It may be the most famous song in the world — but you probably don’t know it by the name it was originally called. “Happy Birthday to You,” that little ditty that floats above cakes and candles the world over, was written by Mildred and Patty Hill, two sisters from Louisville, Ky.


ClassicalToday : Violinist Arnaud Sussmann Awarded Paris Orchestra Play/Direct Prize

Radio Classique: Les étranges photos de à voir au jusqu’au 14 septembre

NYConcert Artists : 2016 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition – For Pianists & Violinists
For several generations of musicians and music lovers, Steinway has come to represent the acme of piano sound. Photo credit: Scott Suchman for the WP.


(Written on September 7, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Yo-Yo Ma talks about his biggest challenge so far, The Independent on how the National Youth Orchestra is inspiring a new generation and Kaufmann warns against Decca release.

The Guardian

Yo-Yo Ma: Bach, Big Bird and me

He has played for eight presidents and jammed on Sesame Street. But Yo-Yo Ma is now facing his biggest challenge yet – a Bach marathon at the Proms

The Independent

How the National Youth Orchestra is inspiring a new generation of musical teenagers

The benefits of a musical education on the development of all young people, the warning cries about cuts in music education in the state sector and the need for government to reverse their refusal to make arts education part of the national curriculum have been shouted from the rooftops.

The Strad

5 essential recordings by violinist Itzhak Perlman

The cover star of The Strad’s August 2015 edition is turning 70. Julian Haylock rounds up some of the master violinist’s finest recordings

Air Canada refuses to carry cello, blaming lack of advance warning

Cellist Andrea Stewart had purchased an extra seat for the instrument

Classical Music Magazine

Kaufmann warns against Decca release

Jonas Kaufmann has posted a message on his Facebook page warning fans not to buy an upcoming release on Decca Classics.

Berliner Zeitung

Salzburg — Das glanzvollste Fest sucht sein Profil

Salzburg erlebt eine Schrumpfkur: Es gibt nur drei Opern-Neuproduktionen, dafür viele Wiederaufnahmen und konzertante Aufführungen, und besonders desillusionierend ist der Blick aufs Schauspiel bei den Salzburger Festspielen.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Neonhelle

Reines Wort, reiner Klang: Der Kammersänger hat viele Partien gesungen, als Evangelist der Passionen war er unvergesslich. Dem Tenor Peter Schreier zum 80. Geburtstag.

Codex Flores

Jonas Kaufmann legt sich mit Decca an

So etwas gibt’s auch nicht gerade häufig: Jonas Kaufmann rät seinen Fans, eine neue CD von ihm nicht zu kaufen, weil sie nicht halte was sie verspreche. Dahinter steckt eine gehörige Portion Label-Politik.

The New York Times

A Student Startup and Its Outsize Wagnerian Dream

Some people suffer from the familiar let’s-put-on-a-show urge, and others from the let’s-put-on-a-grand-opera-by-Richard-Wagner urge, which is several orders of magnitude more difficult.

France Musique

Décès de Vic Firth, roi des baguettes de percussionniste

Vic Firth, musicien talentueux qui a révolutionné les baguettes de percussion pour des générations de batteurs et de percussionnistes, est décédé à l’âge de 85 ans.


Mahler Chamber @Mahler_Chamber: Two weeks until our visit to for George Benjamin’s at @LincolnCenter

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: Jonas Kaufmann warns fans against an upcoming @deccaclassics release:

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3: On @BBCTaster we’re using playlists to tell stories about classical music. Try it out and tell us what you think:


Yo-Yo Ma faces his biggest challenge to date
Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images

(Written on July 29, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Halle orchestra invites audience to pay what they feel concert was worth, the Noga Quartet wins the Melbourne Chamber Music Competition and the candidates are named for 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition.

The Telegraph

Orchestra invites audience to pay what they think the concert was worth

Halle Orchestra, in Manchester, is inviting a new audience to experience classical music in a different way

The Strad

Candidates named for 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover

The organisers of the ninth Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover have named the candidates for this year’s contest.

Noga Quartet receives grand prize at Melbourne Chamber Music Competition

The Noga Quartet has been awarded the Grand Prize at the seventh Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.

BBC Music Magazine

Hotea and Davidsen enjoy Operalia success

Romanian and Norwegian land first prize at annual opera awards

Classical Music Magazine

Audience decides on ticket price for Hallé concert

Audience members will be invited to pay what they think a performance by the Hallé is worth at a special concert.

Die Welt

Kirill Petrenko und die Tricks des Journalismus

Klassikjournalismus wird immer innovativer. Neueste Errungenschaft: Lästereien über eine Person verbreiten unter dem Vorwand, die Person vor diesen Lästereien zu schützen. Beispiel: Kirill Petrenko.


Daniel Hope erhält den Europäischen Kulturpreis 2015

Vor wenigen Tagen wurde er in der Dresdner Frauenkirche vom Publikum mit Standing Ovations gefeiert: Daniel Hope. Nun wird der umtriebige britische Geiger, der zudem auch crescendo-Kolumnist ist, ein weiteres Mal in Dresden zu Gast sein. Am 2. Oktober erhält er in der Frauenkirche den Europäischen Kulturpreis.

Codex Flores

Noga Quartet gewinnt Melbourne Competition

Das Berliner Noga Quartet hat die diesjährige 7. Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition für sich entschieden. In der Kategorie Klaviertrios schwang das britische Linos Piano Trio obenaus.

France Musique

Décès du pianiste de jazz John Taylor

Victime d’un infarctus alors qu’il se produisait en concert au festival « Saveurs Jazz » à Segré (Maine-et-Loire), le pianiste britannique John Taylor est décédé samedi 18 juillet.

The New York Times

Playing Mozart’s Piano Pieces as Mozart Did

Classical piano pieces by such composers as Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin likely sounded much different when the masters first performed those works than they do today. Pianos themselves have changed considerably — but so, too, has technique.

Classic FM @ClassicFM: If we do these things, classical music will survive:


Halle Orchestra
Photo: Russell Hart/ Telegraph

(Written on July 21, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Covent Garden star Pamela Binns bows out tonight, The Times reveals that sporty and musical girls are less concerned by looks and Robert Lakatos wins 2015 Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition.

The Telegraph

Dogs and Domingo: life in La bohème

Tonight one of Covent Garden’s best-loved productions bows out after 41 years. Pamela Binns, 84, has been in it from the start.

The Times

Musical and sporty girls fret less about their looks

Girls who play sport or a musical instrument are less likely to become anxious and depressed about their appearance, researchers suggest.

The Strad

Armida Quartet to pay tribute to Artemis Quartet violist Friedemann Weigle

The Armida will give a special performance in honour of their late mentor at the Rheingau Musik Festival

Robert Lakatos wins 2015 Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition

The Serbian violinist receives a cash award of €20,000 and concert opportunities

Classic FM

The trailer for Jonas Kaufmann’s new Puccini album just dropped and we can’t contain ourselves

Opera’s tenor-hunk is back and he has brought the amazing top notes of Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ with him.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ein Muslim in Oberammergau: “Ich trage meine Religion nicht vor mir her”

Viel Wirbel im Traditionstheater: Als erster Muslim wird Abdullah Kenan Karaca Spielleiter bei den Passionsspielen in Oberammergau. Dort inszeniert er jetzt schon mal Shakespeares “Romeo und Julia”.

BR Klassik

Gründer von “Il complesso barocco” gestorben

Alan Curtis, US-amerikanischer Cembalist, Musikwissenschaftler und Dirigent, ist am Mittwoch im Alter von 80 Jahren in seiner Wahlheimat Italien gestorben. Das von ihm gegründete Orchester “Il complesso barocco” leitete er bis zuletzt.

Codex Flores

Tod des Barockspezialisten Alan Curtis

Der amerikanische Dirigent, Cembalist und Musikwissenschaftler Alan Curtis, unter anderem Gründer des Ensembles Il Complesso Barocco, ist in Florenz im Alter von 80 Jahren verstorben.

France Musique

Mort d’Alan Curtis : un « grand » de la musique baroque disparaît

Le claveciniste, musicologue et chef d’orchestre baroque Alan Curtis s’est éteint mercredi 15 juillet 2015 à Florence (Italie) à l’âge de 80 ans.


The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera: Tonight we say farewell to John Copley’s staging of

Music Week @MusicWeek: Swedish music industry up 4.2% in H1 2015, streaming makes up 84% of market

The Musical Brain @themusicalbrain: “Release the penguins” Best direction in a score ever? Check out John Stump’s sublime parodies


Pamela Binns’ last production at Covent Garden
Photo: Warren Allott/ Telegraph

(Written on July 16, 2015 )

In today’s news Richard Morrison discusses the “northern powerhouse” and HOME, the new £25 million arts centre that throws open its smart doors this weekend. Meanwhile, the ENO’s production of The Pirates of Penzance has broken UK cinema box office records, overtaking Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow (January 2015), which grossed a total of £504k. Finally, congratulations to Judith Weir who was presented with the classical music prize at the 60th Ivor Novello awards.

The Times

HOME is a huge statement of faith in the power of culture

Even on a typically balmy May morning in Manchester — rain lashing down, pedestrians braced like Lowry’s matchstick men against a force 9 from Eccles — my spirits are elated. We hear a lot from George Osborne about a “new northern powerhouse”, but I’ve just emerged from a northern powerhouse that’s up and running.

Evening Standard

Glyndebourne’s Robin Ticciati interview: ‘Simon Rattle’s return to London is the greatest news’

At only 32, the music director is shaking up the world of classical music. He tells Claire Allfree about his mentor and why London needs a new concert hall

TIME magazine

Everything You Need to Know About the New Spotify

In a press event on Wednesday, streaming service Spotify made one thing clear: it’s no longer just for music.

Classical Music Magazine

Judith Weir wins Ivor Novello award

Composer Judith Weir was presented with the classical music prize at the 60th Ivor Novello awards.

ENO’s Pirates breaks UK cinema box office records

English National Opera’s production of The Pirates of Penzance has taken over £600k at the UK box office to date.

Mehr Geld für Sanierung des Bayreuther Opernhauses

Das bayerische Finanzministerium hat den Etat für die Sanierungsmaßnahmen am Markgräflichen Opernhaus Bayreuth noch einmal um fünf Millionen Euro auf insgesamt 27,5 Millionen Euro angehoben.

Musik Heute

Musikmesse Classical:NEXT eröffnet

Die Musikmesse Classical:NEXT ist am Mittwochabend in Rotterdam eröffnet worden. An dem Branchentreffen nehmen über 800 Fachbesucher aus über 40 Ländern teil.

Codex Flores

Musikalische Grundschule verbessert Bildungschancen

Das von der Bertelsmann Stiftung und sechs deutschen Kultusministerien geförderte Projekt Musikalische Grundschule hat seit 2005 rund 200’000 Schüler an 400 Schulen hat erreicht.

France Musique

La lutherie face à la forêt de demain

Actuellement, il y aurait près de 300 luthiers en France… Depuis quelques années on observe un regain d’intérêt pour cet artisanat, dont la matière première est le bois. Si les techniques restent fidèles aux traditions anciennes, face à l’évolution de l’exploitation de la forêt, le métier doit s’adapter.

Le Figaro

Fleur Pellerin passe à l’action sur la musique en streaming

La ministre de la Culture a confié une mission de médiation à Marc Schwartz, chargé de trouver un terrain d’entente entre les plates-formes en ligne et les créateurs.


M Magazine   full list of winners including +

Ace North  . continues its this weekend – get involved:

Grange Park Opera    cast headed to The Grange for the first time AND sitzprobe in Poole!

HOME Manchester

(Written on May 22, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news the Berlin Philharmonic will announce their new chief conductor, Sir Simon Rattle’s successor, on May 11. Again there is a strike at Berliner Staatsoper concerning the Berliner Staatsballett, which cancelled a further show in two weeks. Mike Leigh states that he would never direct an opera again. Composer Patrick Hawes is interviewed on the subject of The Great War Symphony, and International Record Review (IRR) has been dissolved as a result of the death of Barry Irving.


Mike Leigh’s Pirates of Penzance: ‘I told them I was going to set it on a spaceship in the 29th century’

Mike Leigh, the great chronicler of real life in all its nitty gritty detail, swore he’d never direct an opera. So why is he tackling Gilbert and Sullivan’s swashbuckler?


The Great War Symphony: how music can honour the fallen

Composer Patrick Hawes will use community music to memorialise the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the First World War. Ivan Hewett speaks to him.

The Times

Baritone Mariusz Kwiecien is more than just a ‘a barihunk’

It’s a perfect symbol of what a hot property Mariusz Kwiecien is that a lamp bursts into flames minutes into our interview.

Classical Music Magazine

International Record Review dissolved

International Record Review (IRR) has been dissolved as a result of the death of Barry Irving, the publication’s founder.

Arts Professional

Manifestos vary in commitment to the arts

All bar UKIP affirm the value of the arts and culture in society, but only The Greens commit to increased funding and a more holistic integration of the arts into social progress.

Berliner Morgenpost

Um ein großer Dirigent zu sein, braucht es eine Utopie

Die Berliner Philharmoniker wählen am 11. Mai den Nachfolger von Simon Rattle. Der neue Chefdirigent muss vieles können, vor allem seine Musiker herausfordern. Aber Pultstars waren schon immer rar.


Erneuter Streik an der Berliner Staatsoper

Das Berliner Staatsballett hat am gestrigen Sonntag zum zweiten Mal innerhalb von zwei Wochen wegen Streiks eine Vorstellung ausfallen lassen.

Jean Nouvel scheitert mit Änderungsplänen für Pariser Philharmonie

Der Architekt der Pariser Philharmonie, Jean Nouvel, ist vor einem Pariser Gericht mit seiner Forderung gescheitert, Änderungen an dem Konzertsaal nach seinen ursprünglichen Plänen vornehmen zu dürfen.

Codex flores

Manze verlängert Vertrag mit NDR Radiophilharmonie

Die NDR Radiophilharmonie hat den Vertrag mit ihrem Chefdirigenten Andrew Manze vorzeitig erneuert.

Le Figaro

Les chanteurs se sentent pousser des ailes

Si la polémique autour de l’affichage pour un concert des Prêtres dans le métro parisien se termine, la musique spirituelle est en pleine vogue.


Twitter @klassikcom: Deutscher Musikeditionspreis für zehn Publikationen #Musikpreis #Musikverlag 

Classical Today @classicalToday: Review: Andris Nelsons Makes New York Debut as Boston Symphony Leader 

London Philharmonic @LPOrchestra: LPO Soundworks teams with @The_Globe Youth Theatre in May for an exciting new creative project for 14-19 year olds: 

Ein Stardirigent, der sich selbst zum Schöpfer stilisiert: Philharmoniker-Chefdirigent Herbert von Karajan, hier bei Dreharbeiten zum "Carmen"-Film 1967 Foto: picture-alliance / Sven Simon

Ein Stardirigent, der sich selbst zum Schöpfer stilisiert: Philharmoniker-Chefdirigent Herbert von Karajan, hier bei Dreharbeiten zum “Carmen”-Film 1967
Foto: picture-alliance / Sven Simon

(Written on April 20, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Composers on their premieres: ‘This is the point where one has to let go’

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has helped music lovers fund commissions through its Sound Investment scheme for almost 30 years. Ahead of their 75th commission, leading composers recall the nerves – and joy – of hearing their works come to life for the first time

The Independent

As ‘The Indian Queen’ opens, can Peter Sellars save the ENO?

As Purcell’s ‘The Indian Queen’ opens, Jessica Duchen meets the man on a mission to save an opera company in crisis

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 finalists announced

20 singers from 15 different countries will compete in June

Philharmonia Orchestra signs £500k sponsorship with Chinese firewater manufacturer

The Philharmonia Orchestra has signed a five-year, £500,000 sponsorship deal with Chinese alcoholic beverage producer Wuliangye.

Classic FM

David Mellor on new London concert hall: ‘a power-play by Simon Rattle’

David Mellor has weighed in on the debate over whether London needs a new concert hall in a conversation with ex-Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on LBC.


Ruhrtriennale präsentiert Programm 2015

Im ersten Jahr unter der künstlerischen Leitung des Theatermachers Johan Simons bringt die Ruhrtriennale vom 14. August bis 26. September 2015 zahlreiche internationale KünstlerInnen in die Metropole Ruhr.

Komponist Charles Kálmán ist tot

Sohn des Operettenkomponisten Emmerich Kálmán wurde 85 Jahre alt.

Musik Heute

Einreichungen für ECHO Klassik starten

Ab sofort können Tonträgerhersteller ihre besten Produktionen bei der Deutschen Phono-Akademie vorschlagen, teilte der Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) am Montag in Berlin mit.

Codex Flores

Stiftung Händel-Haus erwirbt mutmassliches Händel-Porträt

Die Stiftung Händel-Haus hat ein Porträt ersteigert, das nach ersten Untersuchungen mit grosser Wahrscheinlichkeit Georg Friedrich Händel darstellt.


Huge Investment To Renovate Sydney Opera’s Concert Hall

$202 million (€140 million) will be invested towards the renewal of the Sydney Opera House and specifically its largest theatre, the Concert Hall.

New Award For Conductors Named After Julius Rudel

The Mannes Orchestra at the Mannes College the New School for Music, announced the creation of a Julius Rudel Award for Conducting Studies, named after the American conductor who died in June 2014 at the age 93.

El Mundo

Mortier, sos Gardel

Un libro recopila las ‘Reflexiones sobre la ópera, el arte y la política’ de la mejor y más radical mente que se haya dedicado a la ópera en su generación.


Classical Today @ClassicalToday: Heartbroken Frank Peter Zimmerman Surrenders ‘Lady Inchiquin’ Strad to Financial Controllers

Classical:NEXT @ClassicalNEXT: RT @ruthmackenzie: “@hollandfestival: The programme 2015 has been announced. Featuring Anna Calvi in 12 Hour Prom. ” @klassikcom: Überbrückungskredit für Salzburger Festspiele  #Musikfestival #Kulturmanagement #Kulturpolitik

ECHO Klassik Photo: Monique Wuestenhagen / BVMI

ECHO Klassik
Photo: Monique Wuestenhagen / BVMI

(Written on February 25, 2015 )

Classical News


Ice and fire: the classical music scene in Iceland

Iceland’s composers and musicians are busy breaking down the barriers between classical and popular genres. And now they have a spanking new concert hall to experiment in

Facing the Music: Willard White

The bass-baritone answers our questions about his musical tastes on and off the concert platform


Why Beethoven has got cardiologists’ hearts racing

Did Beethoven’s arrhythmia influence his greatest works? Ivan Hewett investigates

BBC Music Magazine

Study suggests that some emotional responses to music are universal

Do rainforest tribes react in the same way as city dwellers to the music of Star Wars?

New York Post

An opera singer on life after she was fired for being ‘too fat’

Renowned opera singer Deborah Voigt made headlines in 2004 after a London opera company fired her for being “too fat.”

Die Welt

Das Drama der Sitzplätze in deutschen Theatern

Gedankenfreiheit? Bewegungsfreiheit! Wer im Theater seine Beine nicht mehr spürt, der kann sich auch der Kunst nicht hingeben.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Von Klängen getrieben und getragen

Im Jahr 2012 gewann der Komponist Georg Katzer den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis in der Kategorie “Komposition experimentelle Musik”.

Codex Flores

«Je suis Charlie» – die Freiheit der Kunst ist unantastbar

Die Theater und Orchester in Deutschland verurteilen aufs Schärfste den brutalen Anschlag auf Charlie Hebdo und trauern an der Seite der Angehörigen um die getöteten Mitarbeiter dieser Zeitschrift und die getöteten Polizisten.

Le Monde

La culture à la portée de tous ?

Le 14 janvier, la Philharmonie de Paris ouvrira ses portes dans le parc de La Villette.


Conductor Chaslin Went On Strike At Israeli Opera

French conductor Frédéric Chaslin refused to conduct at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, after the management denied his demand for a short commemoration of the victims of the terror attacks in France last week.


Classicalite @Classicalite: Classical Music Organizations Pay Tribute to Victims of the #CharlieHebdo Terrorist Attack + More! –

Classicalite @Classicalite: Seoul Government Will Play #ClassicalMusic to Reduce Crime Rate in Urban Areas … @klassikcom: Aris-Quartett gewinnt August Everding-Wettbewerb  #Streichquartett #Kammermusik

Philharmonic hall of Paris, photo: Patrick Tourneboeuf

Philharmonic hall of Paris,
photo: Patrick Tourneboeuf

(Written on January 12, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Beethoven’s heart and Wagner’s bowels, and why they don’t matter

The trend to draw parallels between the specifics of a composer’s possible medical history and the particularities of his music should come – well, with a musicological health-warning.

Tim Ashley’s opera guide: marital hell

In the last of his opera guides, Tim Ashley selects five great works that explore what happens when they didn’t live happily ever after, and shows where to find the best versions online

The Strad

US Department of Transportation finalises law for carrying instruments on board airlines

Small instruments such as violins are now legally allowed as carry-on baggage provided there is available stowage space

Classic FM

Extinction beckons for piano shops in US as children lose interest

The continued decline in piano sales in the United States means shops selling the instrument are becoming a rare site.

The 10 most bizarre Viennese waltzes and polkas

Every year the Vienna Philharmonic greets the new year with its annual celebration of the music of the Strauss family. And every year, the orchestra lets its collective hair down with one of the more bizarre pieces in the Viennese canon. Here are some of our favourites…

Frühestes bekanntes Zeugnis der Zweistimmigkeit entdeckt

Doktorand stößt in British Library auf Dokument aus der Zeit um 910

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Pilsen – eine europäische Musikstadt

Diese Stadt ist ohnehin bekannt für ihre Jazz-Szene, doch 2015 wird “ihr Jahr”: Pilsen, Kulturhauptstadt Europas.

Codex Flores

Deutscher Aktionstag gegen TTIP

Der Deutsche Kulturrat ruft am 21. Mai, dem Internationalen Tag der Kulturellen Vielfalt, zu einem Aktionstag gegen die zur Diskussion stehenden Freihandelsabkommen TTIP und CETA auf.

The New York Times

Discounted Tickets: A Test for the Metropolitan Opera

One of the first measures Peter Gelb instituted when he arrived as general manager of the Metropolitan Opera in 2006 was to introduce a rush ticket program, which offers up to 100 or so $25 tickets in prime seating locations for each performance.

El Mundo

‘El Teatro Real ha hecho los deberes’

Hace unos días, Gregorio Marañón aseguró que el Teatro Real, cuyo patronato preside, contaría con un superávit de medio millón de euros en 2015.


Classicalite @Classicalite: Artistic Director of @OperaAustralia Lyndon Terracini Revokes Critics’s Tickets for Giving Bad Reviews … @klassikcom: Mailänder Sinfonieorchester erhält Teil der versprochenen Subventionen  #Orchester #Kulturpolitik ‏@Klassikinfo: Waltraud Meier zum Ehrenmitglied der Berliner Staatsoper ernannt

The soprano Renée Fleming, center, in the title role of Franz Lehar’s operetta “The Merry Widow,” at the Metropolitan Opera. Credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

The soprano Renée Fleming, center, in the title role of Franz Lehar’s operetta “The Merry Widow,” at the Metropolitan Opera.
Credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

(Written on January 6, 2015 )