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In today’s classical news: images of John Lennon found to be worth much more than assumed, Robert von Bahr speaks about his label philosophy at BIS Records, Tonali get the Echo Klassik for their promotion of young talents, and the Royal Festival Hall in London organises two concerts remembering cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

BBC News

Unseen John Lennon images revealed in Liverpool

A set of unseen images of Beatles member found to be worth much more than once assumed, after being kept in “junk drawer” for 30 years.

Music captures the sound of Titan Crane in Scotland

Captured with wind harps and contact microphones, the composition by Michael Begg will be performed at 150ft in the wheelhouse of the crane at the Sonica Festival.

iNews 

Composing music for Nintendo’s golden age

After over 30 years in the business, video game composer David Wise has seen the process of creating games — and their music — evolve considerably.

FACT Magazine

Pharrell Williams invests in UK tech startup ROLI

ROLI has been innovating over the past few years with a range of instruments that give musicians more capabilities for expression.

Telegraph

Should music ever be played during rugby matches at Twickenham?

The use of music during international games has attracted strong criticism from traditionalists but the RFU believes the fan research indicates it is “welcomed at the right point”, particularly celebrating England tries.

TES

Renowned specialist music school in Edinburgh faces closure due to budget cuts

Campaigners say the City of Edinburgh Music School is unique in the UK.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Dies ist mein Leib

Ein Notenblatt, eine Originalhandschrift von Johann Sebastian Bach, darf sich nun zum Weltdokumentenerbe zählen. Und ausnahmsweise einen Tag lang aus dem Tresor hinaus unter die Feiernden.

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Das Label, bei dem nicht vergriffen ist

Robert von Bahr über seine Firmenphilosophie und sein Label BIS Records.

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Für die Klassikliebhaber von morgen

Seit sieben Jahren beeindruckt TONALi mit ihrer Jugendarbeit, nun erhält das Kulturprojekt den ECHO Klassik für Nachwuchsförderung.

El País

“Cantar ópera es como hacer el amor”

El Teatro de la Maestranza lanza una web para conocer las bambalinas del edificio, las vivencias de los intérpretes y ofrecer clases magistrales.

The News York Times

Remembering Jacqueline du Pré, an Icon of the Cello

On Oct. 28 and 29, Mr. Barenboim is marking the 30th anniversary of her death with two concerts at the Royal Festival Hall in London in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a British charity.

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 Münchner Symphoniker erhalten wieder dauerhafte Subventionen der Stadt

Jacqueline du Pré and Daniel Barenboim in the 1960s.

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(Written on October 27, 2017 )

In Today’s Classical News: Alan Gilbert to take Hamburg post, The Julliard School unveil new Chinese campus design, Musician thrown off flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin, and gigantic octobass spotted in action.

Choir and Organ

Los Angeles Master Chorale to be inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame on 22 June during its Lux Aeterna 20th anniversary celebration concert.

The Violin Channel

The Julliard School Unveil New Chinese Campus Design

The Juilliard School, in New York City, has this week unveiled the preliminary designs for the new Tianjin Juilliard School – set to open in Tianjin, China at the beginning of the 2019 academic year.

The Strad

Musician thrown off Aer Lingus flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin.

Freelance musician and Alexander Technique tutor Aingeala De Búrca claims that she was removed from the flight from Bristol to Dublin this week when she attempted to stow her instrument in the overhead locker

Cmuse

Check out this J.S. Bach Chaconne for Octobass and Four Double Basses

In a recent performance, we spotted a gigantic octobass in action. Compared to the typically enormous double basses, the octobass make them look like little cellos. The size was not the only thing impressive about the octobass but the deep, amazing melody that was previously unheard.

The New York Times

Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg

He is leaving a fixer-upper on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a sleek new home in Hamburg, Germany.

 Der Tagesspiegel

Unter den Linden werdet ihr mich finden

Acht Premieren präsentiert die Berliner Staatsoper in der Saison 2017/18 in ihrem sanierten Stammhaus – auch Placido Domingo ist dabei

 Die Welt

Das ist der neue Chefdirigent der Elbphilharmonie

Die Elbphilharmonie bekommt einen neuen Chefdirigenten: den Amerikaner Alan Gilbert, der zuvor das New York Philharmonic leitete. Er soll dafür sorgen, dass die Elphie auch innen Glamour verströmt.

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Alan Gilbert wird neuer Chefdirigent

Paukenschlag beim NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Nachdem am Montag überraschend bekannt wurde, dass Thomas Hengelbrock, Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, seinen Vertrag nicht verlängern wird, präsentiert das Orchester nun Alan Gilbert als seinen Nachfolger

 Musik Heute

Berliner Staatsoper feiert Wiedereröffnung mit Open-Air-Konzert

Die Berliner Staatsoper feiert die Wiedereröffnung ihres Stammhauses Unter den Linden nach siebenjähriger Sanierung mit einem Open-Air-Konzert. Am 30. September um 17:00 Uhr lädt Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim bei freiem Eintritt zu einem Konzert auf den Bebelplatz in der historischen Mitte Berlins

 Le Figaro

Solidays 2017 : «On voit l’environnement des festivals changer»

Une affiche attractive et un temps plus soutenable annoncé par La Chaîne météo seront au rendez-vous des Solidays. Mais même avec de telles conditions cette 19e édition, du vendredi 23 au dimanche 26 juin, aura fort à faire pour rassembler autant de personnes que l’année précédente, soit 202.000 spectateurs.

El Mundo

Antonio Serrano abre el jueves en Madrid el festival ‘Clazz de jazz latino’ con un homenaje a Toots Thielemans

Comienza la séptima edición de Clazz el festival del jazz latino que se abre el jueves 22 con el cuarteto de Antonio Serrano, uno de los más brillantes armonicistas del mundo y que contará el día 23 con el bandeononista Claudio Constantini y el quinteto tango-jazz y con el regreso a Madrid de Chano Domínguez que lleva varias temporadas instalado en los Estados Unidos y que ya ha cambiado la costa oeste por Nueva York.

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(Written on June 23, 2017 )

In today’s news: German broadcast license fee decreases, and conductor Frieder Bernius celebrates his 70th birthday. Fete de la musique has begun in Berlin and Brandenburg, and Dina Gilbert becomes music director in Kamloops. ABO announces first recipients of sirens fund.

Classical Music Magazine

VCM Foundation launches composition competition

The Voces Cantabiles Music (VCM) Foundation has launched its inaugural composition competition. Composers are invited to submit an original composition for SATB divisi a cappella lasting a maximum of four minutes. The compositon must not have been performed before.

The Strad

Remembering Bernard Millant 1929-2017

The esteemed bow maker, dealer, author and expert died in April aged 87. Jean-François Raffin, who worked with Millant and co-authored the celebrated three-volume work L’Archet with him, remembers his friend and colleague

Music Business Worldwide

Now Apple wants to reduce royalty rate it pays record labels

Last year, MBW broke the news that Spotify was trying to negotiate the royalty rate it paid record labels down from 55% of revenue closer towards 50%. Now Apple is believed to be on a similar mission.

Classical Music Magazine

ABO announces first recipients of Sirens funding

The Association of British Orchestras has announced the first recipients of its Sirens awards made to UK orchestras for projects to raise awareness of historic women composers

Berliner Zeitung

Rundfunkbeitrag GEZ-Einnahmen sinken auf knapp acht Milliarden Euro

Die Einnahmen aus dem Rundfunkbeitrag zur Finanzierung der öffentlich-rechtlichen Sender sinken. – Quelle: http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/27836904 ©2017

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Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Frieder Bernius!

Der Stuttgarter Dirigent Frieder Bernius feiert heute seinen 70. Geburtstag. Seit einem halben Jahrhundert setzt er mit dem Kammerchor Stuttgart neue Maßstäbe

Kulturradio vom rbb

Fête de la musique in Berlin und Brandenburg

Zum Sommeranfang erklingt Live-Musik von vielen Freilichtbühnen, Plätzen und Parks.

Broadway World

NEA Awards Orpheus Chamber Orchestra $40,000 Art Works Grant
National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.

Pizzicato

Dina Gilbert named Music Director in Kamloops, British Columbia
Born in Québec, Gilbert has served as an assistant conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra from 2013 to 2016.

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Classical Music Magazine: ABO announces first recipients of Sirens funding

(Written on June 22, 2017 )

In today’s news: Sir Andrew Lloyed Webber and Stephen Sondheim celebrate their birthdays with a common performance , and Scottish Awards for New Music winners announced. Isabelle van Keulen becomes the leader of the Deutschen Kammerakademie Neuss. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces Ticciati’s farewell season, “Liedermacher” André Heller for his 70th. Deutsche Oper Berlin presents new program, and an interview with Kristīne Opolais

BBC Music Magazine

Scottish Awards for New Music winners announced

The first ever Scottish Awards for New Music have been awarded at a ceremony in Glasgow. The new awards, backed by Creative Scotland, aim to celebrate and champion Scottish composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles which are creating innovative and experimental work.

Pizzicato

Isabelle van Keulen übernimmt künstlerische Leitung der Deutschen Kammerakademie Neuss

Zum Saisonstart 2017/18 übernimmt Isabelle van Keulen als ‘Artist in Residence’ die künstlerische Leitung der Deutschen Kammerakademie Neuss « und führt das Ensemble damit auf neue Wege », wie es in einer Pressemitteilung heißt.

Rhinegold

Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces Ticciati’s farewell season

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) has announced its 2017/18 season: Robin Ticciati’s ninth and final as principal conductor.

BBC

Thailand’s blind children’s orchestra

The Thai Blind Orchestra is made up of young musicians and is run by a man whose daytime job is managing an elephant conservation centre.

The Violin Channel

Tarisio Auctions to Offer 5 x $5000 2017 Innovative Young Artist Grants

Tarisio has announced the launch of the 2017 Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants scheme – offering five bursaries to support innovative projects

Classic FM

This pianist plays Liszt on four pianos and it’s a full-on workout

Pianist Sunny Li loves making ‘fun piano workout’ videos in between practicing for her latest piano concerto performance and hopes her lively videos will encourage young people to pick up an instrument.

Berliner Zeitung

Liedermacher André Heller zum 70. Geburtstag 

Als er Anfang der 1970er-Jahre mit seinen Liedern auch in Deutschland bekannt wurde, scheute man davor zurück, ihn einen Liedermacher zu nennen.

Klassik.com

Mendelssohn-Manuskript wird in Zürich versteigert

Ein Manuskript von jungen Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy kommt Anfang April in Zürich zur Versteigerung.

Concerti

„Vielleicht werde ich mal Impresario, wer weiß!”

Kristīne Opolais wollte nie einen perfekt vorgepflasterten Weg beschreiten und gab dem Zufall stets eine Chance. So wurde aus der Studienabbrecherin ein Weltstar

The Washington Post

Dave Davies says some new Kinks songs have been demo’d. If only his brother would let them finish.

Here’s a news nugget for Kinks obsessives: Turns out that Ray and Dave Davies, the perpetually feuding brothers at the heart of the legendary defunct rock band, actually recorded some demos last year.

Kulturradio RBB

Deutsche Oper Berlin präsentiert neues Program

Die Deutsche Oper Berlin plant für die Saison 2017/18 acht Neuproduktionen.

Broadwayworld

Happy Birthday Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Today we celebrate two of musical theatre’s most revered icons, Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who coincidentally share a birthday.

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(Written on March 22, 2017 )

In today’s news: Dubai and BBC Proms strike for the globalisation of classical music, Maestro Anton Coppolla (100) leads Opera Tampa in concert, finalists for Windsor Festival International String announced, Spotify signs new licensing deals, New Bedford Symphony Picks Israeli Conductor, an interview with Generalmusikdirektor of Deutschen Oper Berlin Donald Runnicles, and International Bach Academy will perform on Bach’s 332 birthday on next Tuesday. Wednesday was a big day for the New York Philharmonic, both onstage and in its offices, and Nottingham elementary school student Matthew Smith is dreaming of conducting his own orchestra.

The National

Dubai and BBC Proms strike a chord for the globalisation of classical music

In Nairobi, children kick a football down the street pretending to be Ronaldo. In London, K-pop is on MTV. And in an Abu Dhabi mall, a queue forms outside the latest bubble-­tea cafe. We have all become familiar with the continuous creep of globalisation. So it’s not surprising that, like other industries, classical music hasn’t been left behind.

Musicalchairs

100 Year Old Conductor, Maestro Anton Coppola to Lead Opera Tampa in Concert, 3/25

March 21, 2017 marks the 100th birthday of Maestro Anton Coppola, the conductor and composer whose career has spanned from singing in the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus for the American premiere of Puccini’s Turandot at age 9 to – 91 years later – conducting his own an alternate ending for Puccini’s unfinished masterpiece, one of two new works to be premiered on March 25th at Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young.

The Strad

Windsor Festival International String Competition names three finalists

The sixth Windsor Festival International String Competition has announced the three violinists selected to perform in tomorrow’s final, held in the Waterloo Chamber of Windsor Castle, UK.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify to sign new licensing deals with major labels ‘within weeks’?

It’s been nearly two years since Spotify fell out of a long-term licensing deal with Universal Music Group.

Rhinegold

Britten-Pears Foundation appoints Sir Vernon Ellis as chair

The Britten–Pears Foundation has appointed Sir Vernon Ellis as its new chair. He will succeed Nick Prettejohn, who is to step down in early June after eight years in post.

Pizzicato

New Bedford Symphony Picks Israeli Conductor

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts) has announced Yaniv Dinur as its new music director.

Der Tagesspiegel

„Wagner machte mich zu dem, der ich bin“

Abschied von Götz Friedrichs „Ring“: Donald Runnicles, Generalmusikdirektor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, über alte und neue Nibelungen, die Liebe zu Benjamin Britten und seine Vertragsverlängerung

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Das ist sehr sadistisch

Er spielt Beethoven und Strawinsky, nebenbei entwirft er Schuhe und Parfums. Theodor Currentzis gilt als Ausnahme unter den Dirigenten und reist mit eigenem Ensemble.

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„Mont Blanc der Kirchenmusik“

Am 21.3.2017 feiert Johann Sebastian Bach seinen 332. Geburtstag. Die Internationale Bachakademie begeht diesen Tag mit der Aufführung eines seiner bedeutendsten Werke, der „h-Moll-Messe“

The New York Times

New Concerto, New Leader: A Big Day at the New York Philharmonic

Wednesday was a big day for the New York Philharmonic, both onstage and in its offices.

WQXR.org

This 11-Year-Old British Boy is Set to Make his Conducting Debut (Video)

While his fellow 11-year-olds are playing video games or daring one another to eat stomach-churning food combinations, Nottingham elementary school student Matthew Smith is dreaming of conducting his own orchestra.

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(Written on March 17, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, first orchestral Facebook live-stream from San Francisco Symphony, 2016/17 Cambridge Classical Concert Series announced, Bolshoi Theatre’s modern take on Don Pasquale, Countertenor Brian Asawa dies aged 49 & ‘This is a Voice’ exhibition opens at Wellcome Collection, featuring work by Joan La Barbara, Imogen Stidworthy and more.

Cambridge News

Cambridge Classical Concert Series 2016-17 announced

Cambridge Live has just announced details of the 2016/17 Cambridge Classical Concert Series, its 30th anniversary season of outstanding concerts by world class soloists, orchestras and conductors taking place at Cambridge Corn Exchange from October 2016 to June 2017.

Gramophone

Countertenor Brian Asawa has died, aged 49

Asawa first became drawn to early music during his studies at UCLA, and in 1991, aged 25, became the first countertenor to win the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Classical Music Magazine

‘This is a Voice’ exhibition opens at Wellcome Collection

‘This is a Voice’ features daily ‘voicings’, live performances and demonstrations, paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects. It features work by Joan La Barbara, Imogen Stidworthy, Sam Belinfante, Enrico David, Meredith Monk, Marcus Coates, Anna Barham and Emma Smith.

Young singers aged 18–35 are invited to submit their entries for the John Kerr Award. First prize is worth £2,000, and second prize £1,000. The audience prize (£1,000), accompanist prize (£500) and individual song prizes for the best 17th-, 18th-, 19th- and 20th-/21st-century song will also be awarded.

Reuters

Bolshoi Theatre does a modern take on ‘Don Pasquale’ opera

Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre is bringing Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera “Don Pasquale,” which premiered in Paris in 1843, into modern times with a new production.

Pizzicato

Successful year 2015 for the Royal Philharmonic

In 2015, London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) performed 172 concerts in London, UK venues & abroad, reaching a combined audience in excess of 500,000.

Adaptistration

Improving the musician audition process

Before we dive too far into this rabbit hole of a topic, we should confirm that the apply-audition-award method that is the typical professional US orchestra process is perhaps best described as the “best bad option available.”

Klassik heute

San Francisco Symphony: Uraufführung per Live-Stream über „Facebook Live“

Das San Francisco Symphony (SFS) unter der Leitung seines Gastdirigenten Pablo Heras-Casado wird als erstes Symphonieorchester mithilfe der Live-Videostreaming-Funktion „Facebook Live“ eine Uraufführung weltweit und kostenlos live übertragen.

Kultur-Port

Staatsoper Hamburg: Opernereignisse, die Aufsehen erregen werden

Opernereignisse, die Aufsehen erregen werden – das verspricht ein Blick ins neue Programm der Staatsoper Hamburg für 2016/17, die zweite Saison unter der Leitung von Georges Delnon, Kent Nagano und dem weltweit in der Zahl seiner Dienstjahre unübertroffenen John Neumeier.

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Der Stolz des Staates

Hierzulande kämpfen Orchester ums Überleben – in Fernost erlebt die Klassik einen Boom

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(Written on April 20, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports on a survey which reveals hearing issues amongst musicians, the BBC launches a store selling its TV broadcasts as digital downloads and CBS News explains how a New York couple hold chamber music concerts in their home. Also, Alice Cooper talks to the Guardian about Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and his narration of a new version

Classical Music Magazine

Survey highlights hearing issues faced by musicians

A survey conducted by Help Musicians UK has revealed severe hearing loss amongst musicians of all ages, with most attributing this to their work in music

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Store launches

An online shop selling BBC TV broadcasts as digital downloads has launched today, 5 November 2015. Concerts from this summer’s BBC Proms and the 2008 season will be among the programmes featured in the BBC Store, along with historian David Starkey’s four-part series Music and Monarchy

The Guardian

Alice Cooper: ‘These classical composers were crazier than me!’

Rock’s shocker in chief, who once threw a live chicken at his audience, explains how he fell for Prokofiev’s children’s classic Peter and the Wolf

CBS Evening News

A classical music house call

After a busy day at work, Eileen Trilli and her family tidied up their Brooklyn, New York home before guests — friends and strangers — arrived for a private show. It’s called Groupmuse, and they offer a chance for music lovers to experience classical chamber music in an intimate setting

Concerti

„Ich fühle mich oft wie ein Dinosaurier”

Der Pianist Arcadi Volodos über sein Verfallsdatum, das Zeitgefühl der Spanier und Globalisierung in der Musik

Klassik.com

Türkei: Zeitung stellt Pianist Fazil Say als Regierungskritiker an den medialen Pranger

Die türkische Zeitung “Sabah” hat 16 Künstler wegen regierungskritischer Kommentaren im Internet als “Künstler, die ihr Volk verachten” öffentlich angeprangert. Darunter ist auch der Pianist Fazil Say, der die Regierung von Ministerpräsident Erdogan seit längerem kritisch begleitet

Codex Flores

Tod der griechischen Dirigentin Louly Psichouli

Wie das internationale Kulturzentrum und Konservatorium Athenaeum vermeldet, ist Louly Psichouli, die erste griechische Dirigentin und Gründerin des Zentrums und des internationalen Maria Callas Grand Prix verstorben

El Pais

Hans Zimmer anuncia su primera gira europea

El compositor e intérprete de música de cine anuncia 19 conciertos en el continente. Sus actuaciones arrancarán el 6 de abril de 2016 y no visitará España

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Óliver Díaz, nuevo director musical del Teatro de la Zarzuela

Óliver Díaz, actual titular de la Orquesta Ciudad de Gijón y de la Barbieri Symphony Orchestra (BSO), es el nuevo director musical del Teatro de la Zarzuela

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(Written on November 5, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Ludovico Einaudi reached his highest ever chart position and Jubilee Opera presents the world premiere of ‘The Drummer Boy of Waterloo’. Also, the winners of BBC Radio 2’s Young Choristers of the year were named and the New York Philharmonic talks about moving to the auditorium at Hunter College

The Guardian

When the shock of the new feels old what can a composer do?

For his third piano sonata, Stephen Hough wondered if he could use the inflexible 12-tone composition technique to ask questions about the very technique itself

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year

Young Chorister of the Year 2015 winners announced

Classic FM

Ludovico Einaudi is officially a pop chart legend, and why it’s a big deal

Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has reached his highest ever chart position, landing himself in the top 20 albums in front of new releases from Scouting For Girls and Fightstar

Telegraph

Zadok the Priest: a champion’s anthem

Handel has been dragged into a football feud after Manchester City fans are facing a fine from Uefa for booing one of the composer’s best known works at Champions League matches

Classical Source

Jubilee Opera presents the world premiere of The Drummer Boy of Waterloo

Novello & Co, part of the Music Sales Group of Companies, is delighted to announce the world premiere of ‘The Drummer Boy of Waterloo’ – a children’s opera written by Megg Nicol and David Stoll

Der Tagesspiegel

Ein Hoch auf die Klassik

Vor genau 100 Jahren wurde sie in Berlin uraufgeführt: Darum spielen dort jetzt drei Top-Orchester an drei Tagen Strauss’ monumentale “Alpensinfonie”

Klassik Akzente

Konzert mit Seltenheitswert – Krystian Zimerman gastiert im November in der Berliner Philharmonie

Krystian Zimerman, der polnische Pianist und Chopin-Wettbewerb-Gewinner von 1975, muss heutzutage niemanden mehr von seinem außerordentlichen Rang unter den zeitgenössischen Klaviervirtuosen überzeugen. Einziges “Problem”: er gibt nur maximal 50 Konzerte pro Jahr

Pizzicato

Französin und Weißrusse gewinnen bei ‘Neue Stimmen’

Die französische Sopranistin Elsa Dreisig (*1991) und der Bass Anatoli Sivko aus Weißrussland (*1987) haben den Internationalen Gesangswettbewerb ‘Neue Stimmen’ gewonnen

The New York Times

New York Philharmonic Discusses Temporary Home at Hunter College

The New York Philharmonic could be getting an East Side address when the planned renovation of its Lincoln Center hall leaves it homeless for two seasons: The orchestra is in talks with Hunter College about moving into a 2,000-seat auditorium there

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Alondra de la Parra, nueva titular de la Sinfónica de Queensland

La directora mexicana Alondra de la Parra (Nueva York, 1980) ha sido designada nueva directora titular de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Queensland, en Australia

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(Written on October 26, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news Gramophon reports that the Performing Rights Organisation will take legal actions against Soundcloud and Concerti publishes an interview with Christian Thielemann. Also, Classicallite announces that long lost opera “Andina” will receive its world premiere in Chicago.

Gramophone

PRS for Music begins legal action against SoundCloud

The performing rights organisation is set to take legal action against SoundCloud in a royalties dispute

stl today.com

A saga of lost violins, from Barcelona to (finally) St. Louis

The trip home was a traveler’s nightmare, and that was before they knew what was to come.

Arts Professional

New focus and less cash for touring

Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Programme has been cut back after applications for the previous funding round failed to make the grade.

Der Tagesspiegel

Mein Land, so weit… Carl Nielsen beim Musikfest Berlin

Die Terz als Gottesgeschenk: Das Musikfest Berlin feiert den 150. Geburtstag des dänischen Komponisten Carl Nielsen.

Concerti

„Ich habe nie Dirigierunterricht gehabt”

Dennoch zählt Christian Thielemann inzwischen zu den gefragtesten Wagner-Experten. In Bayreuth ist der Dirigent denn auch schon bis 2022 gebucht.

Neue Musikzeitung

Saisoneröffnung der Tonhalle Zürich mit vier Orchesterkonzerten zum 25. Jubiläum der Orpheum Stiftung

Namen wie Baiba Skride, Renaud und Gautier Capuçon oder Alice Sara Ott sind heute aus dem internationalen Konzertleben nicht mehr wegzudenken. Doch auch für Stars dieses Kalibers kam der Erfolg nicht über Nacht.

France Musique

L’Iran s’oppose à son tour à la venue de Daniel Baremboïm.

Après Israël la semaine dernière, c’est à présent Téhéran qui s’oppose à la venue du chef d’orchestre israélo-argentin Daniel Barenboïm. Il espérait donner un concert dans le pays avec son orchestre allemand, la Staatskapelle.

Classicalite

Long-Lost Opera ‘Andina’ to Receive Its World Premiere in Chicago, 80 Years Late

An opera manuscript discovered in a basement in Chicago will finally receive its world premiere, 80 years later, at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre. The opera, Andina, was written by Eustasio Rosales in the early 1930s.

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Marina Baranova : next in at Center with brilliant meets

BR_KLASSIK : 31. August 1951: Die erste deutsche Langspielplatte wird vorgeführt.

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Für Christian Thielemann wäre Tristan und Isolde die härteste Opern-Droge

(Written on August 31, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, perspiration-proof concert wear, are young people scared of the Proms or the audience and is it snobbery to wait until the end of a piece to applaud? Also, Oslo Philharmonic reveals plans for new hall.

The Times

No sweat! Now the orchestra can play it cool

Please don’t mention it over a Glyndebourne picnic but sometimes, whisper it, orchestra members sweat.

The Telegraph

Are young people scared of the Proms – or the audience?

The classical music establishment has never been more desperate to shake its elitist image.

It’s not snobbery to wait until the end of the music before you clap

It isn’t difficult: you buy your ticket, you listen in silence to the music, and at the end, should you feel like it, you applaud

Classical Music Magazine

Oslo Philharmonic unveils plans for new hall

The Oslo Philharmonic has announced plans for a new concert hall in Oslo. The new cultural centre will be situated on the waterfront at Filipstad.

Rare Poul Henningsen piano up for auction

A rare PH Andrea Christiansen grand piano will be up for auction at London’s Conway Hall next month.

The Strad

Violinist James Clark to step down as leader of Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Clark, who is also co-leader of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, will spend more time on chamber pursuits

Sinfini

Call for female composers to be taught in schools

A student-led petition to include female composers on the music A-level syllabus has gained over 1,000 signatures.

BR Klassik

“Die Leute wissen bei uns nie, was sie erwartet”

Das auf zeitgenössiche Musik spezialisierte US-amerikanische JACK Quartet spielt gleichermaßen in Clubs und Bars wie in traditionellen Konzertsälen – Mittwoch Abend etwa bei den Salzburger Festspielen. BR-KLASSIK hat mit dem Bratschisten John Pickford Richards gesprochen.

Klassik Akzente

Große Sinfonien – Sternstunden der Berliner Philharmoniker

Sie gelten als eines der ausdrucksstärksten Orchester weltweit. Jetzt veröffentlicht Deutsche Grammophon Schlüsselaufnahmen der Berliner Philharmoniker: Große Sinfonien in Meistereinspielungen Herbert von Karajans, Claudio Abbados u.a.

Concerti

“Liebe auf den ersten Blick”

François-Xavier Roth will das Kölner Gürzenich-Orchester für alle in der Stadt öffnen.

Classical MPR

Women’s contributions to classical music are still underappreciated

I’ve never been told that I cannot achieve something as a musician because of my gender. I grew up surrounded by female musicians. They were my piano teachers, choir directors, people who taught privately and in churches and schools.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Chailly: From the War Memorial to the Apex of Music

Just as there are claims by zillions to have been at Woodstock (actual attendance: 400,000), San Francisco Opera’s famed 1977 Turandot premiere was apparently seen by at least 10 times of the War Memorial’s 3,200 capacity.

Twitter

Fran Wilson @CrossEyedPiano: It’s not snobbery to wait until the end of the music before you clap | via @Telegraph

Halle Orchestra @‏the_halle: “Leeds Piano Competition names new artistic directors” via @GramophoneMag

BBC Radio 5 live @bbc5live: It’s a skill to sing opera, but to do it through brain surgery…

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Are young people scared of the Proms?
Photo credit: Ben Stansall/ AFP/ Getty Images/ Telegraph

(Written on August 20, 2015 )