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In today’s news: Can the Titanic soundtrack be a gateway drug to classical music’s greats, Tido launches educational piano, and travellers to conduct the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow Airport. Staatsoper in Vienna to begin new season, Salzburger Festspiele had more than 260,000 visitors, and 40 years of the official German charts.

The Guardian

Can the Titanic soundtrack be a gateway drug to classical music’s greats?

The 1997 film score is the bestselling classical album of the past 25 years – but not the best. We suggest further listening for those taken with James Horner’s ersatz work

Classical Music Magazine

Travellers to conduct RSNO in Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is offering ten travellers the chance to conduct the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).

International Piano

Tido launches Educational Piano

Tido has added an Educational Piano collection to its iPad app. The collection features a range of music, from compositions created to help pianists to build on their technique to fun pieces which students will enjoy playing.

Choir and Organ

Programme announced for 2017 NEMA Conference

The National Early Music Association’s 2017 conference will take place in Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge on 2 September.

The Violin Channel

VC Rising Star Anne Luisa Kramb Awarded Prestigious New York City Carnegie Hall Debut

17 year old VC Rising Star Anne Luisa Kramb has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 2nd Manhattan International Music Competition, in New York

Pizzicato

Russian violinist Dmitry Kogan dies, aged 38
The agency TASS has made public the death of the Russian violinist Dmitry P. Kogan who died in Moscow at the age of 38.

Limelight Magazine

Blind and deaf dog learns to play the piano

Roll over Beethoven! Two-year old Australian shepherd Braille is making waves on the Internet.

Klassik heute

Wiener Staatsoper startet mit “Il trovatore” in die neue Spielzeit

Mit dem beliebten Tag der offenen Tür startet die Wiener Staatsoper am Sonntag, 3. September 2017 in die Spielzeit 2017/2018.

Klassik.com

Salzburger Festspiele mit mehr als 260.000 Besuchern
Die Salzburger Festspiele haben kurz vor Ende bereits eine positive Bilanz der diesjährigen Festivalausgabe gezogen

Neue Musik Zeitung
40 Jahre Offizielle Deutsche Charts: Eine Musikinstanz feiert Jubiläum

Alle kennen sie, viele wollen rein und nur die besten erobern sie: Die Offiziellen Deutschen Charts zeigen Woche für Woche, welche Musik in Deutschland am beliebtesten ist.

Tido launches Educational Piano

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(Written on August 30, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news the Guardian reports on how the bassoon is being considered as an “engandered species”. The Occupy the Pianos Festival opens at St John’s Smith Square and artistic director Tom Morris explains to Classical FM how he wants to tackle the traditions of the concert-hall at the Bristol Proms. Also organist Johannes Zeinler wins the St. Albans International Organ Competition and Roy Haynes turned 90 years old and still stays the shiniest on the Blues Alley’s stage.

Guardian

Musicians launch campaign to save the bassoon as shortage threatens orchestra

Initiative hopes to encourage young players to take up reed instrument and pave way for promoting other ‘endangered species’

Why the difficult, eccentric bassoon is well worth saving

Despite being the butt of many musicians’ jokes, the bassoon is the natural instrument of sturdy individualists

Classical Music Magazine

Rhinegold announces ‘Occupy the Pianos’ media partnership

Rhinegold’s International Piano magazine is the media partner of this year’s Occupy the Pianos festival at St John’s Smith Square.

Classic FM

Tom Morris on tackling the traditions of the concert-hall – without resorting to gimmicks

Beethoven in the dark, a solo pianist filmed from all angles and mechanical hearts that beat in time with the players’ own: all in a day’s work at the Bristol Proms. The festival’s curator, and artistic director of Bristol Old Vic talked Jane Jones through his ambitions for this fledgling event.

Classical Source

Apprentice orchestral pilots wanted! Passengers invited to conduct Scotland’s national orchestra at Glasgow Airport

RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian passes the baton to eager pre-flight travellers

Klassik.com

Plácido Domingo wird zur Wachsfigur

Der Opernsänger und Dirigent Plácido Domingo erhält zu seinem 75. Geburtstag eine Wachsnachbildung im Museo de Cero in Madrid. Wie der Sänger bekanntgab, laufen derzeit die Vorbereitungen für die Erstellung der Wachsfigur.

Spiegelonline

Jazz-Legenden: Ein Country für alte Männer

Neue Kapitel des deutschen Jazz begannen in den Sechzigern und Achtzigern, als zwei Plattenprofis ihre eigenen Labels gründeten. Die Protagonisten von damals mischen heute noch immer mit.

klavier.de

Organist Johannes Zeinler gewinnt St. Albans International Organ Competition

Beim International Organ Festival im britischen St. Albans, das in diesem Jahr zum 28. Mal stattfand, wurde der österreichische Organist Johannes Zeinler mit dem ersten Preis sowie der Goldmedaille ausgezeichnet. Der zweite Preis sowie der “Peter Hurford Bach Prize” geht an den Italiener Davide Mariano.

Le monde

La « Norma » hors normes de Cecilia Bartoli

Ce 31 juillet à Salzbourg, Cecilia Bartoli a une nouvelle fois remporté, avec Norma, de Bellini, l’un de ses paris les plus risqués. Le spectacle a obtenu dès sa présentation, en 2013, au Festival de la Pentecôte salzbourgeois, (dont la diva assurait depuis un an la direction artistique) le Prix international de la nouvelle production d’opéra.

Washington Post

Roy Haynes dips into his fountain of youth at Blues Alley

Roy Haynes, who turned 90 in March, is surely the world’s greatest living jazz drummer. He’s also astonishingly exuberant and spry for a nonagenarian: At his most sluggish, he still seems 20 years younger. Indeed, Haynes was easily the dominating force of the otherwise much younger quartet (which he fittingly calls “Fountain of Youth”) that he brought to Blues Alley on Friday night.

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ClassicalToday : Music at the edge of the network

Classical Diary : You don’t need to be a scholar to enjoy the symphony. Here’s how to jump in according to Steve Barnes

Sinfini Music: ‘Music is a code which is a secret until we uncode it’. Composer Vangelis in a rare interview:

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Photo credit: Alamy

(Written on August 3, 2015 )