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Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a globally-recognised chance to celebrate and recognise the challenges and opportunities facing women across the world.

Along with our design partners Sane & Able, we have produced an infographic with stats and facts about the role women play in professional music, and how they are represented across the classical music industry. The theme of ‘space’ was chosen to highlight the light years we need to travel in order to achieve gender parity, as women are still vastly under-represented in the media for their achievements in composing and conducting.

We’ve highlighted that at the current rate, it won’t be until 2186 – 169 years away – that 50% of pieces composed and conducted by women will be the norm at the BBC Proms. Currently, only 4 of the 61 accredited ABO orchestras have women undertaking titled roles. This week we have compiled a Spotify playlist of 169 of our favourite pieces created or performed by women in celebration of the incredible contribution women make to the music industry, including those who have been overlooked by history.

The World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Gender Gap Report 2016‘ provides interesting – and sometimes difficult – reading for anyone interested in finding out the facts and statistics behind women’s role in areas such as education, economics, health and politics. From looking at the data collected it is clear that, like with classical music, we still have a long way to go to ensure that the female half of the population are given the same opportunities as their male equivalents.

It’s not all bad news. Serious efforts are being made to ensure fairer representation for women in the classical music industry. ‘Sound and Music‘ are aiming for a 50/50 split between male and female-identified composers as part of their vision for 2020, which is a short three years away. Later today, BBC Radio 3 are to broadcast a piano sonata by composer Fanny Mendelssohn, which up until recently had been falsely attributed to her brother Felix. Tomorrow, as part of HeForShe Arts Week, ‘Yes She Can’ are providing young women opportunities to network and discover more about careers in music, particularly in roles generally underrepresented by women such as tech and management.

Follow the hashtags #BeBoldForChange and #InternationalWomensDay on Twitter to find out more about how you can get involved in the campaign for gender equality.

 

(Written on March 8, 2017 )

As announced yesterday in PR Week, WildKatPR is very happy to welcome our newest client, Sound and Music.

Director Kathleen Alder says: “We are thrilled to be working with such a rich organisation promoting new music, which is something WildKat has always been very passionate about. We think Sound and Music’s work is invaluable to this sector and many composers have benefitted from their programmes and activity in the past and present. We will be working on their UK PR, utilising our in-depth knowledge of the traditional, contemporary and neo classical markets to broaden their reach and engage new audiences in their projects.”

Sound and Music is the dynamic national charity for new music in the UK. Its vision is to create a world where contemporary music and sounds thrive and prosper, by transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating creators and artists, whilst raising awareness and focusing on diversity.

Their activity ranges from artist development to network buildingcreative data, education and much more.

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2017 is set to be another exciting and innovative year for Sound and Music. As we continue our aim to challenge and change perceptions of new music, whilst celebrate the breath of work being created and the extraordinary composers and artists living in the UK today – Victoria Johnson, Head of Digital, Marketing and Communications

Spring highlights will include:
Experimental Cut & Splice festival will be brought to Manchester this March for its first visit outside the capital, in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and broadcast on Hear And Now.
Curated by local ensemble Distractfold, C&S will take over Hallé St Peter’s and Hallé St Michael’s in Ancoats, for two days with an exciting and groundbreaking programme of music that explores technology as an unreliable narrator.

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Composer-Curator is Sound and Music’s national new music touring programme, which supports entrepreneurial, grassroots composers and artists from a range of disciplines looking to create their own opportunities by producing their own touring work, celebrating and supporting them to hone their curator skills.
Their Next Wave national project will focus, help and support talented students in higher education, who haven’t gone to music colleges and conservatoires yet. It will address the identified gap in support for gifted young composers about to embark on a professional career.
In partnership with NMC Recordings and Sage Gateshead, it is the only programme of its kind in the UK, and will offer winners the opportunity to study in higher education with bespoke support, work collaboratively, and record a dedicated recording with international release on NMC to be launched at a live showcase at Sage in January 2018.
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They will also continue to develop The Sampler, an interactive platform for curious listeners and music industry actors and lovers across the UK, bringing together and showcasing new music, event listings, blogs, playlists, podcasts and webinars. Most importantly, this platform is the first of its kind not to categorise events, activity and artists by genres, but by tags, announcing the end of categorisation in new music and giving the power back to its users.

Sound and Music activity is made possible with the generous support of Arts Council of England,  Bliss TrustCockayne, Esmee Fairbairn FoundationFidelity Foundation UKGarfield WestonHelp Musicians UKJohn Ellerman FoundationLeverhulme TrustMonument TrustPaul Hamlyn FoundationPRS for Music Foundation,  RVW Trust, and Unlimited Impact.

 

(Written on February 9, 2017 )

We’re very proud to share news that Ailie Robertson has been nominated for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for Achievement in New Music, part of the Scottish Awards for New Music.  This award marks ‘the achievement of a person or organisation that has contributed significantly to the new music sector in Scotland in 2016’.

 

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WildKat worked with Ailie last year on the release of her first classical single, Haven, which reached number two in the iTunes Classical Chart. She is currently a member of the RSNO Composers’ Hub, and was also awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fellowship.

Ailie has won numerous competitions including The Sofia International Composition Competition, the SCO Composition Prize, and came second in the Oslo Grieg Competition.  Ailie works tirelessly to increase the profile and visibility of both traditional and contemporary music in Scotland.  In 2016 she curated and produced ‘Echoes and Traces’, a partnership between 8 Scottish composers, Cappella Nova, Historic Scotland and Sound and Music.

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The winners for all categories will be announced in Glasgow on March 8.

You can visit Ailie’s website here, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on January 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, read about musicians Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota making classical cool, a festival featuring a whole weekend of music written by composers aged under 18, and the appalling salaries and internships that are killing diversity in the classical music industry. Also, Wiener Musikverein announces death of French maestro conductor, Georges Prêtre.

VICE News

Making classical cool

Read about musicians that are reinventing classical music for a new generation.

The Irish Times

‘Piano and violin lend themselves to youth and precocity’

From Schubert and Mendelssohn to 11-year-old Alma Deutscher, Finghin Collins is about to present a whole weekend of music written by composers aged under 18.

The Violin Channel

Czech Phil Extends Music Director Jiri Belohlavek for 6 More Years

The Czech Philharmonic has announced the contract extension of Music Director Jirí Belohlavek for an additional 6 seasons.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical Opera announces The Mozartists

Classical Opera has announced plans to extend its concert work under a new name.

Appalling salaries and internships are killing diversity in our industry

If you work in the arts, the chances are you have shared a horror story about your first salary, probably post-scripted with a chuckling ‘good job we’re not in this industry for the money’ disclaimer.

Le Monde

Georges Prêtre, une passion viennoise

Le chef d’orchestre français, ami de Maria Callas et de Francis Poulenc, est mort le 4 janvier à l’âge de 92 ans.

The New York Times

Karel Husa, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 95

Karel Husa, a Czech-born American composer who won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1969 and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1993, died on Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, N.C.

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Eine Extra-Genehmigung zum Fest – Wieland Wagners 100. Geburtstag

Für Wieland Wagner macht Bayreuth eine Ausnahme. Eigentlich darf im berühmten Opernhaus auf dem Grünen Hügel ausnahmslos das Werk von Richard Wagner aufgeführt werden. Doch für den Enkel des berühmten Komponisten drückt die Richard-Wagner-Stiftung ein Auge zu.

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Georges Prêtre mit 92 Jahren gestorben

Er gehörte zu den Größten seiner Zunft, leitete die Wiener Philharmoniker und war Generaldirektor der Pariser Oper. Der französische Dirigent Georges Prêtre ist mit 92 Jahren gestorben.

Musik Heute

Semperoper plant zwei “Ring”-Serien mit Thielemann

Die Sächsische Staatsoper führt im kommenden Jahr Richard Wagners Zyklus “Der Ring des Nibelungen” in zwei Serien auf. Die musikalische Leitung übernehme erstmals Christian Thielemann.

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Music History @today_classical in 2016 Death of French and conductor Pierre

MUSIK HEUTE @Musik_Heute Geiger setzt seine Sendung bei fort

The Violin Channel @violinchannel WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Shostakovich’s Gigantic Tap-Dancing Noses [WTF]

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(Written on January 5, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Vale of Glamorgan Festival launches composer scheme, Paul Rissmann aims to demystify what is often seen as the most elitist of musical forms, and Philip Glass reflects on a life well composed. Also, the Strand Cruise goes classical on the Ayeyarwady River, and National Symphony Orchestra executive director is stepping down at the end of the year.

Classical Music Magazine

Vale of Glamorgan Festival launches composer scheme

The Vale of Glamorgan Festival is launching a new programme for aspiring composers in partnership with Cardiff University School of Music.

The Telegraph

The man who will make you love opera

Paul Rissmann aims to demystify what is often seen as the most elitist of musical forms: opera, using the example of Glyndebourne’s current production of Don Giovanni.

Chicago Tribune

Philip Glass, winner of 2016 Tribune Literary Award, reflects on a life well composed

Philip Glass finds it a nifty coincidence that both he and Bob Dylan won major literary prizes this year — remarkable, considering that neither American music icon considers himself a writer.

EugeneWeekly.com

The New Classical

A new season, new cellist and new album featuring new music: Eugene’s Delgani String Quartet just keeps refuting the outdated notion that classical music is all about old stuff.

Cruise News UK

Strand Cruise goes classical on the Ayeyarwady River

The Strand Cruise welcomes on board eight classical musicians in February 2017, including artists from the famous Opéra de Paris and Orchestre de Paris, for an intimate four-night musical cruise over St. Valentine’s Day.

The Washington Post

National Symphony Orchestra executive director to step down

Rita Shapiro, the executive director of the National Symphony Orchestra for 15 years, is stepping down at the end of the calendar year, the orchestra has announced.

Aftenposten

Er fioliner mer kulturelle enn klarinetter?

Regjeringen ønsker å avvikle to av forsvarskorpsene. De utgjør eliten som er nødvendig for at bredden av norske musikkorps skal fungere.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Das Comeback des Analogen im digitalen Kosmos

Mitten in der umfassenden Digitalisierung der Welt haben Vinyl-Platten, Kassetten und Polaroidkameras plötzlich wieder Konjunktur. Was steckt dahinter? Bloße Nostalgie?

klassik.com

Sanierung des Theaters Augsburg: Bürgerbegehren so gut wie gescheitert

In Augsburg wird es voraussichtlich keinen Bürgerentscheid über die Renovierung des maroden Theaters geben, das seit einigen Monaten aus Gründen des Brandschutzes komplett geschlossen ist.

Klassik heute

Erste Europatournee des Nationalen Sinfonieorchesters Tatarstan

Das Nationale Sinfonieorchester Tatarstan unternimmt im Dezember seine erste Europatournee. Unter der Leitung seines Chefdirigenten Alexander Sladkovsky wird das renommierte russische Orchester in Bratislava, Kufstein, Linz, Wien, Basel und Karlsruhe auftreten.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews New electronic opera, Heresy, premieres in Dublin

klassik.com @klassikcom Nachwuchspreise der Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vergeben

kulturradio vom rbb @Kulturradio_rbb Auswärtiges Amt rechtfertigt Absage von “Aghet” in Istanbul

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Paul Rissmann. Photograper: Andrew Crowley.

(Written on October 27, 2016 )

Classical News

Yamaha has been appointed as the Official Piano Partner of English National Opera, the Rolston String Quartet takes top prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition & Czech musicians bring classical music concerts to cafés. Also, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.

Classical Music Magazine

Yamaha becomes ENO’s Official Piano Partner

Yamaha has been appointed as the Official Piano Partner of English National Opera in London, making Yamaha the exclusive supplier of pianos to ENO. The partnership sees ENO become the first opera company to use Yamaha’s revolutionary TransAcoustic™ piano, now located in the orchestra pit at the London Coliseum.

St John’s Smith Square appoints development manager

St John’s Smith Square has appointed Lynn Simmonds as development manager. Simmonds joins St John’s from New Philanthropy Capital, where she supported charities, including cultural organisations, to assess their impact and generate new income.

BBC Music Magazine

Rolston String Quartet takes top prize at Banff

The Rolston String Quartet has won first prize at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. ‘I can’t believe it!’ viola player Hezekiah Leung said of his group’s win, ‘It has been a dream of ours even to be here’.

Radio Prague

Czech musicians bring classical music concerts to cafés

Enjoy your coffee while listening to Beethoven, have a glass of wine while listening to Mozart and quench your thirst with contemporary music and mineral water, suggests a new project that brings classical musicians to cafés all around the Czech Republic. The series of concerts, which aim at raising public interest in classical music, was launched on Friday at a café in Prague’s district of Holešovice.

The Irish Times

Opera funding seems arbitrary and unaccountable

If only common sense were not so rare. Just look at the Arts Council and the mess it has been in for years with its Festivals and Events Scheme. This scheme offers grants of up to €20,000 and supports a truly diverse selection of musical endeavours.

San Diego Reader

The feminine future of classical music

Women continue to balance the disparity in classical music leadership.

NBC DFW

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra votes to authorize a strike

Instead of striking up the band, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. They voted Tuesday night, after rejecting the most recent offer from management over proposed pay cuts.

The Irish Times

Composers on the state of classical music in Ireland today

‘Composing the Island’ celebrates 100 years of music by Irish composers, written between 1916 and 2016. What do composers think about Irish music now?

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SPD-Haushaltsexperte: Bund soll Berliner Staatsoper übernehmen

Der SPD-Haushaltsexperte Johannes Kahrs hat sich dafür ausgesprochen, dass der Bund die Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden übernimmt. „Das wäre für alle Beteiligten die sauberste, klarste und einfachste Lösung“.

Klassik heute

Bayerisches Staatsorchester und GMD Kirill Petrenko auf Europa-Tournee

Das Bayerische Staatsorchester und GMD Kirill Petrenko gehen im September 2016 auf ausgedehnte Europa-Tournee, bevor das Orchester 2017 wieder nach Japan reist und für 2018 sein Debüt in New York plant.

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Neuer Chef Igor Zelensky öffnet die Ballett-Türen

Negative Schlagzeilen, die seinem Amtsantritt vorausgeeilt sind, bringen Igor Zelensky scheinbar nicht aus der Ruhe, der Russe hat Großes vor – und lässt sich bei der Arbeit gerne über die Schulter schauen. Am Samstag öffnet er allen Ballettinteressierten die Türen zum Probensaal des Bayerischen Staatsballetts.

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Opera Today @operatoday New Staging of Wagner’s TRISTAN UND ISOLDE to Open the Met’s 50th Anniversary Season

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ ‘It is a piece for a better world’ – Wim Henderickx on his new work Blossomings

Hello Stage @HelloStage_ Classical Music and Digital Media? Really? Let’s discuss on Thursday with :

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Photograph: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on September 7, 2016 )

WildKat PR is excited to welcome Berlin-based record label Neue Meister.

Neue Meister was created by Edel and presents some of the most important composers of the modern day: the old masters of tomorrow. Introducing the new generation of composers, who represent a breath of fresh air for the classical music sector by combining the classical tradition with new musical influences.

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Neue Meister‘s roster includes artists such as Sven Helbig, Arash SafaianJohannes MotschmannTamar Halperin and Christian Jost as well as festivals Castelbuono in Italy and Womad Festival in the United Kingdom. WildKat PR will handle the PR for Neue Meister in the United Kingdom and the USA.

Keep up to date with news from Neue Meister through their websiteTwitter, Facebook, and, as always, through the WildKat PR blog, and look out for upcoming releases.

(Written on July 29, 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

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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

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(Written on March 2, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that Richard Burnett’s collection is to be sold at auction for charity and fear has brought Egypt’s audience closer to Classical music. Also, Opera Platform announces its January-July streaming programme and the Rc4 Festival in Rio is exploring new directions in classical music

Classical Music Magazine

The Opera Platform announces January-July streaming programme

The Opera Platform has announced its streaming programme for January to July 2016

The Rio Times

Rc4 Contemporary Classical Music and Technology Festival in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exploring new directions in classical musical and the use of electronics, software, and visuals during performances, the 2016 edition of the Rc4 Festival began on January 8th and will continue through January 31st

Classical Music Magazine

Richard Burnett’s collection to be sold for charity

Richard Burnett’s collection of over 70 historic instruments will be sold at auction to raise funds for the Finchcocks Charity

The Seattle Times

Without a net: ‘All-Star Orchestra’ premieres classical music on TV

Seattle’s PBS station KCTS-9 has quietly tucked the program’s local debut (at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17) into the end of a four-hour marathon of the current “All-Star Orchestra” season

Albawaba Entertainment

How fear in 2015 brought Egypt’s audiences closer to classical music

“Remember that classical music is an inheritance which belongs to all of us, and somewhere therein is a legacy for you,” writes Marianne Williams Tobias in Classical Music Without Fear: A Guide for General Audiences, published in 2003

The New York Times

David Bowie Dies at 69; Star Transcended Music, Art and Fashion

David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday

Classicalite

Golden Globes Honor Classical ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ & Morricone’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Score

Also going home happy was Ennio Morricone and his score to Quention Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Wins like these made it a night honoring classical music

Die Welt

David Bowie war schon immer irgendwo dort draußen

Er nahm noch ein allerletztes Album auf, feierte seinen 69. Geburtstag und ging aus der Welt. Als “Blackstar”. Plötzlich ist David Bowie nicht mehr da. Zum Tod des größten Popkünstlers unserer Zeit

Musik Heute

Countdown für Elbphilharmonie: Ein Jahr bis zur Eröffnung – Die letzten Etappen

Noch genau ein Jahr bis zu einer Eröffnung, an die manchmal fast niemand mehr geglaubt hat: Am 11. Januar 2017 soll in der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg das Auftaktkonzert erklingen.

Klassik.com

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann sagt Auftritt wegen Erkrankung ab

Der Startenor Jonas Kaufmann hat seinen Auftritt im Rahmen der Feierlichkeiten zum 200-jährigen Bestehen des Teatro Real in Madrid abgesagt.

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La délicate étape de la puberté chez les chanteurs

En Angleterre, plusieurs maîtrises ont récemment fait part de leur inquiétude devant la difficulté rencontrée pour recruter de jeunes chanteurs sopranos.

Le Monde

Dialogue de sourds autour d’une mise en scène de Tcherniakov

turbulent Dmitri Tcherniakov est de retour en France : le metteur en scène russe présentera d’abord Lady Macbeth de Mzensk, de Chostakovitch, à l’Opéra de Lyon du 23 janvier au 6 février,

Twitter

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1890 Birth of #tenor Charles Friant #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Top Classical News@topcmnews Viva La Diva! Angela Gheorghiu Returns as Tosca at Covent Garden http://bit.ly/1RzqQvG  #ClassicalMusic

Raindance Film Fest@Raindance Every movement needs a song – this one’s for the global anti-terrorist movement by RD Member @RobertOzn1 http://bit.ly/1OdxI0K

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(Written on January 12, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Kurt Masur, the music director emeritus of the New York Philharmonic died aged 88, and André Rieu spends £34m on fountains, ice rinks and gold carriages. Also, BBC Radio 3 will kick-start 2016 with a celebration of new music and a study has concluded that a new home for the London Symphony Orchestra should be built

The Guardian

André Rieu: ‘I spent £34m on fountains, ice rinks and gold carriages’

He has outsold Beyoncé and played to bigger crowds than Take That. He also lives in D’Artagnan’s castle and has his very own orchestra. An audience with André Rieu, the violin superstar nicknamed King of the Waltz

Telegraph

A St Paul’s chorister remembers singing carols with Leonard Bernstein

Robert Bowles shares his memories as a chorister

The New York Times

Kurt Masur Dies at 88; Conductor Transformed New York Philharmonic

Kurt Masur, the music director emeritus of the New York Philharmonic died on Saturday in Greenwich, Conn

Classical Music Magazine

Menuhin School to perform for refugees in Calais

A party of students and staff is to kick-start the Yehudi Menuhin School’s round of projects marking its founder’s centenary with a January trip to distribute food parcels and perform for refugees in Calais

Classical Source

BBC Radio 3 kick-starts 2016 with New Music

New Year New Music: a week-long celebration of new music and composers to kick-start 2016

Zeit Online

Kurt Masur: Dirigent statt Marionette

Kurt Masur ist 88-jährig gestorben. Er war nicht nur ein weltweit anerkannter Musiker, sein couragierter Umgang mit dem DDR-Regime schrieb noch dazu deutsche Geschichte

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Dirigent und Humanist Kurt Masur ist tot

Er prägte das Leipziger Gewandhausorchester und die New Yorker Philharmoniker. Am Samstag ist der Dirigent Kurt Masur im Alter von 88 Jahren nach langer Krankheit gestorben

Berliner Zeitung

Das Wunder der Musik – jenseits von Unterhaltung und Perfektion

Als Gewandhauskapellmeister in Leipzig und Dirigent großer Orchester hat Kurt Masur die Musikszene geprägt. Der Dirigent starb am Sonnabend im Alter von 88 Jahren

Die Welt

Ein friedlicher Revolutionär, kein elitärer Pult-Gott

Er war weit mehr als der Karajan des Ostens: Kurt Masur verkörperte die deutsche Musikgeschichte im welthistorischen Moment des Mauerfalls. Mit ihm stirbt ein großer Künstler. Und ein großer Mann

Le Figaro

Kurt Masur, mort d’un géant européen

Le destin de ce chef d’orchestre croise celui de l’Allemagne. Artisan pacifiste de la réunification, cet humaniste s’est éteint à l’âge de 88 ans

Le Monde

Bernard Foccroulle quittera le Festival d’Aix-en-Provence fin 2017

Le Festival d’Aix-en-Provence a annoncé, vendredi 18 décembre, que son directeur général, Bernard Foccroulle, ne renouvellera pas son mandat à la tête du prestigieux festival d’art lyrique qu’il dirige depuis dix ans

San Francisco Classical Voice

Feasibility Study Eyes Museum of London Site as New Home for Symphony

A six-month feasibility study has concluded that a new home for the London Symphony Orchestra should be built on the site of the Museum of London, adding the project would cost around $414 million, the Guardian reports

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BBC Music Magazine As Christmas Day approaches, here is what the BBC Music Magazine team would like to see under the tree…

Arts Council EnglandICYMI: share their thoughts on why at in our blog:

London Symphony OrchHappy birthday maestro ! Best wishes from all of us.
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A Christmassy get-together at André Rieu’s castle/The Guardian

 

(Written on December 21, 2015 )