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In today’s news: The number of people watching live music has risen in the past year, OAE announces first Rising Stars cohort, and John Axelrod’s big plans for the Bernstein Centennial. Spotify denies it is playlisting fake artists, and at G-20 Beethoven sends a mixed message to Trump.

The Times

Festival, gig and concert crowds soar

The number of people watching live music has risen in the past year, according to research which found that audiences at concerts and festivals were up 12 per cent and brought in £4 billion to the economy.

Classical Music Magazine

OAE announces first Rising Stars cohort

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) has announced its first Rising Stars of the Enlightenment cohort: a group of up-and-coming singers the ensemble believes to be ‘the opera and vocal stars of the future’.

Pizzicato

John Axelrod’s big plans for the Bernstein Centennial

John Axelrod will turn Sevilla into the epicentre of European activities for the Bernstein at 100 worldwide events, the conductor told Pizzicato.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify denies it’s playlisting fake artists. So why are all these fake artists on its playlists?

Last summer, MBW ran a widely-read story which blew the lid off the fact that Spotify’s platform was being deliberately clogged up with music by ‘fake’ artists.

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Kein Ausweis für den Hund – Barrie Kosky über seinen Bayreuther „Meistersinger“ im Gespräch mit Joachim Lange

Barrie Kosky bereitet auf dem Grünen Hügel in Bayreuth die „Meistersinger“ vor. Am 25. Juli werden damit die Richard-Wagner-Festspiele eröffnet.

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„Die Musik geht einfach direkt ins Herz“

Die russische Sopranistin Julia Lezhneva über ihre Karriereanfänge, Gesangswettbewerbe und die Musik von Karl Heinrich Graue.

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Plácido Domingo hofft auf 4.000. Auftritt

Der spanische Opernsänger Plácido Domingo hofft, in seiner Karriere die Zahl von 4.000 Auftritten voll machen zu können.

El País

Max Richter, el músico que se propone dormirnos

El estreno español de ‘Sleep’, una nana de ocho horas para escuchar por la noche, genera una enorme expectación en Madrid.

The New York Times

At G-20, Beethoven Sends a Mixed Message to Trump

Littered streets were lined by police officers outside the Elbphilharmonie concert hall here on Friday evening after a concert put on for world leaders attending the Group of 20 summit meeting. Inside the security bubble: Beethoven.

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Classical Music Magazine: Rising Stars of the Enlightenment cohort

(Written on July 10, 2017 )

In today’s news: Winners of 2017 BBC Proms Inspire Competition announced, and conductor Riccardo Muti to lead joint Italian and Iranian orchestral concerts. Final spurt at the construction site of the Staatsoper Berlin, and musicians at the G20 summit.

Music Teacher

Winners of 2017 BBC Proms Inspire Competition announced

Five young composers have won across three categories in this year’s competition. They will have their compositions performed at the BBC Prom in 2018, and they also win a broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and a bbc commission throughout the 17/18 season.

The Strad

Conductor Riccardo Muti to lead joint Italian and Iranian orchestral concerts

Celebrating 20 years of Muti’s ‘Roads of Friendship’ initiative, the performances by Italian and Iranian musicians take place in Tehran on 6 July and in Ravenna on 8 July

Cmuse

Saxophonist Floats Paper Inside Saxophone

Check out this cool trick by saxophonist and hobbyist, David Pope. He put a video of a piece of paper floating mid-air inside the bell of a saxophone.

Pizzicato

Denis Matsuev cancels concerts due to exhaustion

Under his doctor’s orders, Russian Pianist Denis Matsuev, 42, had to reduce his schedule due to exhaustion and therefore withdraw from several concerts during summer.

Berliner Morgenpost

Endspurt auf der Baustelle der Staatsoper Unter den Linden

In der Staatsoper Unter den Linden wird Optimismus verbreitet: Die Handwerker versichern, Ende Juli fertig zu sein.

NMZ

Dünne moralische Luft auf dem Gipfel

Orchestermusiker sind auch nur Bürger in Uniform, sie haben zu exerzieren, was man ihnen auf die Pulte stellt, was ein Regisseur ihnen vorinszeniert.

Klassik.com

Richard-Strauss-Festival 2017 zieht positive Bilanz

Das Richard-Strauss-Festival hat eine positive Bilanz der diesjährigen Festspielausgabe gezogen. Die binnen sieben Festivaltagen 25 ausgerichteten Veranstaltungen wurden von knapp 7.000 Zuschauern besucht.

BBC News

The sisters who have sung in the same church choir for 80 years

A pair of sisters have been singing in their church choir for more than 80 years.

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Music Teacher: BBC Proms

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(Written on July 6, 2017 )

In today’s news: Which pop act might save the political gloom of today, BBC National Orchestra concert for audience with autism, and Investec Opera Holland Park to perform Verdi’s Requiem for Grenfell Tower victims.

The Guardian

Abba lifted the political gloom of the 1970s. Who will save us today?

A new exhibition explores how the Swedish group cheered up Britain in bleak times. We consider which pop acts might make up the band’s modern-day equivalent.

BBC News

BBC National Orchestra concert for audience with autism

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has staged its first concert designed for audiences with autism, learning disabilities and sensory loss.

Classical Music Magazine

Investec Opera Holland Park to perform Verdi’s Requiem for Grenfell victims

Investec Opera Holland Park (OHP) is to give a performance of Verdi’s Requiem on 1 August to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Music Teacher

Dame Evelyn Glennie to receive honorary doctorate

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is to present percussionist and teacher Dame Evelyn Glennie with the honorary degree of Doctor of Music.

The Strad

Cellist Paul Katz on creating your ideal sound with vibrato

The New England Conservatory cello professor describes how to vary hand position to produce your desired vibrato sound.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Jeder sollte Mahlers ›Urlicht‹ mal live gehört haben«

Die Sopranistin Christiane Karg steht am Beginn einer Weltkarriere. Klassische Musik ist für sie auch als Hörerin wichtig. Warum sie außerdem Punk der Popmusik vorzieht, erklärt sie hier.

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Der mit dem traurigen Gedanken tanzt

Zum 25. Todestag des Jahrhundertbandoneonisten und Tango-Provokateurs Astor Piazzolla

Musik heute

Sanierung der Kölner Oper: Reker spricht von “Desaster”

Die Kölner Oberbürgermeisterin Henriette Reker hat die immer teurer werdende Sanierung der Kölner Bühnen als “Desaster” bezeichnet.

Digital Music News

Soundcloud May Finally Have a Buyer (And It’s Definitely Not Spotify)

Spotify already passed on buying SoundCloud.  But Deezer thinks this just might be a winning play.

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Erstmals Opern-Dirigentenwettbewerb in Liège

Die ‘Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’ veranstaltet vom 18. bis 26. August den ersten, ausschließlich dem Opernrepertoire gewidmeten Dirigentenwettbewerb.

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Classical Music Magazine: Verdi Requiem for Grenfell Tower victims

(Written on July 4, 2017 )

In today’s news many comment on the emotional One Love Manchester concert that took place last night, two weeks after the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert. The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is back at the top of the charts for the first time in 50 years, and The New York Times looks at the best moments in classical music last week.

BBC News

One Love Manchester: The most emotional moments

There were high emotions at a benefit concert staged by Ariana Grande in Manchester less than two weeks after the terror attack following her gig in the city. But the show also demonstrated the power of pop music to bring people together

Sir Jeffrey Tate: Conductor with spina bifida dies at 74

Sir Jeffrey, who was born with spina bifida, was the principal conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Opera House in the 1980s

The Guardian

Liam Gallagher attacks brother Noel for absence at One Love Manchester concert

Oasis brothers’ feud continues as Liam says he is ‘very disappointed’ after Noel fails to join him for concert following Manchester Arena attack

Independent

Manchester One Love: Police dance with members of crowd at tribute concert

Footage of officer dancing with children in a circle at concert goes viral

New York Times

An Ice Cream Truck at Carnegie Hall: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

In addition to reviews, features and news during the week, our critics and reporters collect the best of what they’ve heard: notes that sent shivers down their spines, memorable voices, quotations that cut to the heart of the story

Uncompromising Music Survives on the Brooklyn Waterfront

There is so much new life and affluence crowding the Brooklyn waterfront that traditionalists like Mark Peskanov, the master violinist who runs the Bargemusic concerts of chamber music aboard a handsomely converted coal barge, hard by the Brooklyn Bridge, might be tempted to move. Which he has no intention of doing

Dallas News

Mozart piano concertos begin at the Cliburn competition

Starting Saturday, the semifinal round of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition switched to a half-and-half format each day: two solo recitals each afternoon, four performances of Mozart piano concertos each evening, with Nicholas McGegan conducting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Classical Source

Royal Opera cast amendment, Otello, Ludovic Tézier

It is with deep regret that French baritone Ludovic Tézier will no longer be making his role debut as Iago in Otello on 21, 24 and 28 June, and on 2, 6 and 10 July

M Magazine

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band back at number one

The Beatles’ classic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is back at the top of the charts 50 years after it was first number one

Washington Post

Can listening to nature improve how we listen to music?

As a species, we have a lot more experience listening to the wind than we do listening to our favorite songs

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: “It is striking how Mancunians have turned to poetry and music” http://bit.ly/2qPpBhh

Where Is The Love? – Black Eyed Peas and Ariana Grande. Photo: BBC News

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(Written on June 5, 2017 )

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced further details of their August/September 2017 tour taking place on mainland Europe and the UK.

The orchestra is embarking on an extensive summer programme, following on from a successful tour in Hong Kong and China earlier in 2017. The CSO most recently toured Europe in 2008, before Maestro Louis Langrée took up the position as conductor and Music Director in the 2013/14 season.

In addition to the BBC Proms performance on Sunday 27th August, the orchestra will be performing at the following venues:

25th August: Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh
29th August: Palacio de Congreso del Kursaal, San Sebastian
30th August: Palacio de Congreso del Kursaal, San Sebastian
31st August: Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria, Santander
3rd September: Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven
4th September: Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht
5th September: Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp
8th September: Seine Musicale, Paris
9th September: Seine Musicale, Paris

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(Written on May 15, 2017 )

We are delighted to announce that the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 27th August as part of the 2017 BBC Proms programme.

Led by Musical Director Louis Langrée, the programme for the evening will be in keeping with the CSO’s history of championing American music, with a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Symphonic Suite’ from On the Waterfront, a highly descriptive symphonic portrait of New York City. In 1942, at the height of World War Two, the CSO premiered Aaron Copland’s ‘Lincoln Portrait’ written as a musical tribute to the former president, and will perform it again with a special guest speaker to be announced soon. Tchaikovsky’s majestic Symphony No. 5 will conclude the second half of the concert.

Founded in 1895, the CSO is the sixth oldest orchestra in the United States, and the first to be broadcast to a national radio audience in 1921. This concert coincides with an extensive European tour in which the CSO will visit countries including Scotland, Spain, and others to be announced soon.

Details of all concerts and events in the 2017 Proms season were announced today. Tickets are now available to purchase from the Royal Albert Hall website.

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(Written on April 20, 2017 )

WildKat PR is happy to announce that we are now working with conductor Alan Tongue and his new project Mozart In The Afternoon.

Alan Tongue is a conductor and musicologist who studied with Sergiu Celibidache,worked for the BBC, and later built his career around the world, from Eastern Europe to South America and the United States.

In 2007, he came across Vaughan Williams’ exercise for the Cambridge D. Mus in the University Library in Cambridge. He took the challenge to transcribe it, leading to the birth of critically-acclaimed project A Cambridge MassThe world premiere took place at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon, with the Bach Choir and New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, before being performed in London and the US.

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Alan is now back to London and is preparing for his upcoming project: Mozart In The Afternoon. The programme is as follows:

  • Divertimento in F, K. 138
  • Piano Concerto No. 13 in C, K. 415
  • Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 ‘The Jupiter’

Alan will conduct newly-founded The Beecham Orchestra, with pianist Iain Farrington (who performed at the 2012 London Olympic Games and composed music for the BBC Proms) and violinist Rick Friedman (co-leader and first violin of the Birmingham Royal Ballet).

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With its unusual timing of 2:30pm, the concert will benefit all sorts of audiences, offering a break from the busy city after lunch, and before the evening’s darkness: the perfect daytime activity.

Mozart In The Afternoon – Tuesday 4th April – 2.30PM

Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

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(Written on February 20, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to say we will be working with Dartington again on its International Summer School & Festival 2017.

After last year’s successes, it is an enormous pleasure to welcome back Dartington International Summer School & Festival, who has just launched its 2017 season. Dartington is a place of shimmering beauty, and its world- famous Summer School is for everyone: for professional musicians and music students, for people who love to listen, and for people who want to debate ideas. The 2017 programme engages with music reflecting migration and exile, ancient and new; and complexities of identity, nation and revolution.

Dartington International Summer School has expanded into a fully-fledged, exuberant festival, and gets more action-packed every year. The festival, which will run between 29 July and 26 August 2017, features over 90 public concerts and events. Classical Music Magazine has outlined the highlights for 2017:

Titled Stories in Transit, the first week (29 July – 5 August) will explore migration and exile. Focused on early music, it includes classes for viol players, lutenists, harpsichordists, reeds and recorders; improvisation courses led by Stevie Wishart and Huw Warren; Middle Eastern music and song classes; and a premiere of Dowland’s Lachrimae with words by refugee poets. Emma Kirkby and Nicholas Clapton will teach vocalists, Andrew Griffiths will lead Florentine Intermedi, and William Lyons and the City Musick will direct the advanced renaissance wind band.

The second week (5-12 August) will focus on English identity in Baroque music, folk music and creative writing. Repertoire will include Handel’s Samson and Purcell’s King Arthur, and Eliza and Martin Carthy will lead the folk music strand. Coaches include Carolyn Sampson, Steven Devine and Adrian Butterfield; Joanna MacGregor will run a Baroque piano music course, and Robert Howarth will teach advanced opera and baroque opera students.

The third week (12-19 August) has rich offerings for pianists, with lectures from Alfred Brendel, classes with Pascal Rogé and Florian Mitrea, and a new piano concerto competition with artistic directorJoanna MacGregor. It also offers a Latin music strand, vocal masterclasses led by Paul Nilon, a production of Sweeney Todd and the launch of the advanced conducting course.

Peter Grimes is the focus of the fourth and final week, which will also see Michael Finnissy direct the advanced composition course with the Gildas Quartet. The jazz course will be led by Andy Sheppard, Steve Lodder and Martin France; trumpeter Eric Vloeimans will lead classes, and the Fournier Trio and the Atéa Wind Quintet will offer chamber tuition. Neil Brand will lead a course on film and music, and Paul Morley will teach a course on music writing.

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We will be providing press and promotion services to Dartington. For the latest news and updates, keep visiting the WildKat PR Blog, as well as Dartington’s website, Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on December 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Wigmore Hall announces first schools concert live stream, the Royal College of Music hosts inaugural Double Bass Festival, and crisis has struck two of America’s great orchestras. Also, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performs in New York, and Weill centre welcomes classical music with a twist.

Classical Music Magazine

Wigmore Hall announces first schools concert live stream

Wigmore Hall has announced its first schools concert live stream. The event will see Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Ives present a musical retelling of Giles Andreae’s book Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom.

RCM to host inaugural Double Bass Festival

The inaugural Royal College of Music International Double Bass Festival will take place on 16 October. Bassists from around the world will gather for a day of masterclasses, seminars, coaching sessions and performances.

The Telegraph

Greedy bosses and musicians on strike – the crisis engulfing classical music

Crisis has struck two of America’s great orchestras. One is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which faces a deficit of $11 million and pension black hole due to rock-bottom interest rates.

The New York Times

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Comes to New York

The excellent St. Paul Chamber Orchestra ensemble makes an overdue visit to New York at the 92nd Street Y, presenting works by George Tsontakis and Mozart.

Sheboygan Press

Weill centre welcomes classical music with a twist

Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble, led by internationally renowned concert pianist and artistic director Andrew Burashko, will be reimagining the Beatles’ groundbreaking “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album when it takes the stage at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts next Thursday, Oct. 13.

WQXR

Watch: This Beethoven Remix Ad by Intel Blows Our Minds

Classical music remixes have been used in advertising to great effect this year. Intel spent a year creating a spot called “Experience Amazing” featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony … but with sweet, sweet twist.

Aftenposten

Disse talentene lever ut musikerdrømmen sammen med Norges fremste orkestermusikere

Klassisk musikk er selve livet. Nå får 80 utvalgte talenter spille side om side med Oslo-Filharmonien.

RBB Kulturradio

Orchester sucht polnische Musiker

Das Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt will seine grenzüberschreitende Arbeit ausweiten. Im Rahmen eines Education-Projekts bringen mehrere Hundert Schüler aus der Region unter Anleitung des Orchesters Inszenierungen auf die Bühne.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gedenktafel für David Bowie hängt wieder

In Schöneberg hängt wieder die Gedenktafel für David Bowie. Mit einem neuen Verfahren soll verhindert werden, dass Diebe diese entfernen.

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Historische Ladekräne kommen zurück zur Elbphilharmonie

An der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg werden drei historische Ladekräne, die lange Jahre Teil des Kaispeichers A waren, wieder aufgestellt. Die drei Halbportalkräne werden künftig das Bild der Elbphilharmonie vervollständigen.

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Wigmore Hall. Photo credit: Benjamin Ealovega

(Written on October 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, arts organisations commit to address their gender imbalances, Humber Bridge becomes sound installation for Hull 2017, and the Canadian International Organ Competition’s 2016 festival will take place in October. Also, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new guest conductors.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts organisations pledge to address gender imbalances

A number of performing arts companies have committed to address their gender imbalances. The Royal Opera House and Mahogany Opera Group were among those to participate in Tonic’s Advance programme.

Humber Bridge to become sound installation for Hull 2017

A new commission from Opera North will turn the Humber Bridge into a sound installation for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Ten Worlds upon Humber Bridge will mix music by artists Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset with recordings of the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, and field recordings made at the bridge itself.

CIOC Festival 2016

The Canadian International Organ Competition’s 2016 festival will take place 2-30 October. The event will celebrate a variety of Montreal pipe organs through concert broadcasts, guided tours of churches and historical organs, an event for children, and a film screening.

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton classical audiences treated to South American music

The Edmonton Accordion Society held their annual three-day Extravaganza. The University of Alberta presented a recital of contemporary Brazilian music at Convocation Hall.

BBC News

Sydney Opera House: How to fix an Australian icon

No other piece of architecture epitomises Australia so well. Now plans have been unveiled for its largest renovations ever, begging the question: how do you upgrade one of the most iconic structures in the world?

The Korea Times

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new guest conductors

The new members are Thierry Fischer, principal guest conductor, and Markus Stenz, conductor-in-residence, who will begin their terms in January next year on a three-year contract.

Broadwayworld

Italian Maestro Ludovico Einaudi Tours his Latest Album ELEMENTS this February

Chart-topping Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi returns to Australia with his band in February 2017 to tour his highly anticipated release Elements.

klassik.com

Dirigent Johannes Braun mit Ernst-von-Schuch-Preis ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Johannes Braun hat den Ernst-von-Schuch-Preis erhalten. Die Auszeichnung wurde in diesem Jahr zum dritten Mal verliehen und ist mit 2.000 Euro dotiert.

Klassik heute

Internationaler Meisterkurs für Gesang mit Graham Johnson

Der renommierte britische Pianist und Liedbegleiter Graham Johnson ist erstmals zu Gast an der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin und gibt ab dem 4. Oktober einen fünftägigen öffentlichen Meisterkurs.

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Bund fördert Sanierung von Orgeln

National bedeutsame Orgeln sollen mit fünf Millionen aus zusätzlichen Bundesmitteln saniert und modernisiert werden.

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Arve Henriksen and Jan Bang in a recording session at Opera North. Photo credit: Danny Payne

(Written on September 26, 2016 )