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In today’s news: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms for the first time, the tenor, Michael Fabio, to open Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, and should female musicians be allowed to dress how they want?
John Tessier replaces Javier Camarena at Vienna State Opera, festival “Modern Times” to begin, and mould damage at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

The Guardian

Into the classical music bear-pit: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms

Growing up in North Kensington Alan Johnson used to play around the Albert Hall but never went inside. 60 years later we sent the former home secretary along to experience the Proms for the first time. What did he make of it?

The Times

Michael Fabiano: ‘I don’t believe in luck. It comes if you’re prepared’

The tenor is stepping into big shoes when he opens Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, but he’s not fazed.

Pizzicato

Ivan Krpan wins Busoni Competion

20 year-old Croatian pianist Ivan Krpan has won this year’s Busoni Competition.

Classic FM

Women in Music – Should female musicians be allowed to dress how they want?

Aliette de Laleu is a journalist on the radio station France Musique, who every week during her show leads a discussion about a female composer, musician or conductor.

Pizzicato

Modena honours Pavarotti with Verdi Requiem

Ten years after the death of Luciano Pavarotti, on 6 September 2007, Modena will pay homage to the great tenor with Giuseppe Verdi’s Mass of Requiem.

Limelight

Belvoir announces its 2018 season

Highlights include Kate Mulvany in an Ibsen gender-switch, an adaptation of Bliss, and a revival of the Hayes’ Calamity Jane.

Klassik-Heute

Besetzungsänderungen an der Wiener Staatsoper

Javier Camarena hat auf Grund seiner Mitwirkung an einer CD-Aufnahme seine Auftritte in La Fille du régiment an der Wiener Staatsoper (Vorstellungen am 11., 13., 16. und 19. Jänner 2018) abgesagt.

Concerti

Ein Gedicht der Ekstase

Vom 15. September bis zum 1. Oktober geht das Musikfest MODERN TIMES in die fünfte Runde.

Klassik.com

Schimmel nach Wasserschaden: Elbphilharmonie muss saniert werden

Teile der Elbphilharmonie müssen in Folge eines Wasserschadens und nachfolgender Schimmelbildung saniert werde.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms

Watch Anne-Sophie Mutter for just £6 (plus booking fees) with an Online Promming ticket! Book now ➡️

Alan Johnson at the Royal Albert Hall, © Chris Christodoulou/BBC

 

 

 

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(Written on September 4, 2017 )

In today’s news: Opera star Anna Netrebko talks about her life, loves – and cancelling at Covent Garden, and Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017. Houstan Grand Opera under water, Staatsoper Hamburg looks for young musicians, and Fabien Gabel new musical director of Orchestre Français des Jeunes.

The Telegraph

Anna Netrebko: ‘My husband just thought I was a crazy prima donna’

Europe’s queen of opera tells Rupert Christiansen about her life, loves – and cancelling at Covent Garden

Teaching Drama

Shakespeare’s Globe launches new apprenticeships

In a fresh bid to enforce its commitment to equal opportunities and arts access for young people, Shakespeare’s Globe in June launched four year-long apprenticeship programmes, to run from September.

Pizzicato

Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017

More than 170 young singers from 39 nations applied for the prestigious singing competition for Baroque opera, organized by the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music.

Classic FM

Titanic is the biggest-selling classical album of the last 25 years

The score for the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, composed by the late James Horner, is the best-selling classical album of the last 25 years, according to the Ultimate Classic FM Chart, the biggest ever countdown of classical music album sales in the UK.

Limelight

Young Virtuoso Award NSW State Finals winner announced

Jennifer Hou will go on to compete at the National finals, while Toby Thatcher is named Patron of Emerging Artists.

NMZ

Sängerin in Bayreuth verletzt – Regie-Assistent spielt Brünnhilde

Ein Regie-Assistent im glitzernden Goldkleid als Brünnhilde auf der Bayreuther Festspielbühne: Zum Abschluss der Richard-Wagner-Festspiele am Montagabend musste improvisiert werden.

Klassik.com

Houston Grand Opera schwer von der Flut getroffen

Der Tropensturm “Harvey”, der im US-Bundesstaat Texas schwere Schäden verursacht hat, hat auch Oper und Ballett in Houston in hohem Maß in Mitleidenschaft gezogen.

Klassik Heute

Staatsoper Hamburg sucht junge Musikerinnen und Musiker für Kinderoper

Die Staatsoper Hamburg sucht für die Kinderoper Die arabische Prinzessin in der Reihe opera piccola Kinder und Jugendliche zwischen 14 und 20 Jahren, die bei den Vorstellungen im Februar 2018 mitwirken wollen.

Le Figaro

Gammes d’été pour l’orchestre français des jeunes

La formation aborde sa session estivale et découvre Fabien Gabel, son nouveau directeur musical.

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Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017

(Written on August 29, 2017 )

Classical News

Today’s news, Colorado Symphony introduces its new Music Director, Polish instrument-maker created a music instrument dreamt by Leonardo da Vinci. Also, ARD Music Competition 2016 announced the winners of its double bass, string quartet, harp and horn sections.

Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Symphony Introduces New Music Director Brett Mitchell

Conductor Brett Mitchell, the 37-year-old associate conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, will be the next maestro to lead the Colorado Symphony.

Classic FM

Leonardo da Vinci’s forgotten musical invention – and it sounds incredible

The viola organista was dreamt up by Leonardo da Vinci but until recently it had never been built. Now, a Polish instrument-maker has painstakingly created the first ever example and it sounds remarkable.

International Arts Manager

Generation of young musicians celebrate Armenia’s Independence Day

Hundreds of young musicians from across Armenia will come together this month to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the country’s independence.

The Strad

ARD International Music Competition 2016 names double bass and string quartet winners

The 65th annual ARD International Music Competition, which took place in Munich, Germany from 29 August to 10 September 2016, has named the winners of its double bass, string quartet, harp and horn sections.

WQXR

How to Get Kids to Fall (and Stay) in Love with Music

As school swings back into session — and along with it music lessons for a number of students — WQXR spoke to Brooklyn Youth Chorus founder and artistic director Dianne Berkun Menaker about how to get kids to love music.

Aftenposten

Ragnar Bjerkreim: Håpets komponist i en urolig tid

Bjerkreim dyrker det melodiøse, vakre og sakrale på sitt nye album, som gir et sug av velbehag.

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Berliner Staatsballett gegen Sasha Waltz als neue Intendantin

Gegen die Ernennung von Sasha Waltz an der Spitze des Berliner Staatsballetts gehen die Tänzer der Compagnie auf die Barrikaden. Sie vermuten ein Wahlkampfmanöver des Regierenden Bürgermeisters.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Warum Oper und Theater in der Innenstadt bleiben müssen

Frankfurts Oper und Schauspiel sind ein architektonisches Juwel der sechziger Jahre. Aber sie sind auch ein Sanierungsfall. Nun muss die Stadt alle Szenarien durchspielen – bis hin zum Neubau.

RBB Kulturradio

Endgültiger Freispruch für Fazil Say

Der Pianist Fazil Say kann aufatmen. Seit einigen Jahren wird er in der Türkei wegen angeblich spöttischer Äußerungen zum Islam juristisch verfolgt.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Religious fervour: La Fura dels Baus dramatic interpretation of Bellini’s Norma at Covent Garden http://bit.ly/2cTHmWu #ClassicalMusic

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic The room where Abbado died is now a bed-and-breakfast http://dlvr.it/MF2VBQ #ClassicalMusic

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic The pianist who completed Bach’s final fugue http://dlvr.it/MDcqqy #ClassicalMusic

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Conductor Brett Mitchell, next Music Director of Colorado Symphony (Photograph: Colorado Symphony)

(Written on September 13, 2016 )

Classical news

In today’s news,  Southbank centre unveils classical season and Concertgebouw Orchestra to tour all 28 EU member states. Also, Ivor Bolten and Kasper Holten announce a collaboration on Wagner and Patrick Dunachie to join the King’s Singers in September 2016

The Guardian

Life, the universe and virtual reality: Southbank unveils classical season

Highlights of the centre’s 2016-17 season include a digital trip into an orchestra, a year-long festival examining music and belief, plus Radio 3 celebrates its 70th by moving in for a fortnight

Classical Music Magazine

Concertgebouw to tour all 28 EU member states

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will visit all 28 member states of the European Union over two and a half seasons as part of its RCO meets Europe tour

International Arts Manager

Ivor Bolton and Kasper Holten collaborate on Wagner

Teatro Real and Royal Opera House Covent Garden (ROH) have announced a new co-production of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot

Classical Music Magazine

New King’s Singer announced

Patrick Dunachie is to replace David Hurley as countertenor with the King’s Singers in September 2016

Süddeutsche

Per Nørgård geehrt

Er ist einer der profiliertesten lebenden Komponisten: Per Nørgård, 1932 in Dänemark geboren. Jetzt hat er den Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis erhalten

Pizzicato

Berliner Staatsbibliothek erwarb Mendelssohn-Autograph

Die Berliner Staatsbibliothek hat ein Autograph von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy erworben, das der Wissenschaft bislang unbekannt war

NMZ

Teure Eintagsfliegen? Neue Opern etablieren sich kaum

Nur wenige neue Opern können sich durchsetzen, die meisten verschwinden schnell wieder in der Versenkung

France Musique

Mort de Jean-Louis Martinoty, grande figure du monde de l’opéra

Le metteur en scène, ancien administrateur de l’Opéra national de Paris de 1986 à 1989, mais aussi auteur d’ouvrages sur la musique, Jean-Louis Martinoty est mort mercredi 27 janvier

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Music Education UK @MusicEdUK  International  Music and Cultural Studies Conference 2016  http://www.musiceducationuk.com/events-and-courses/2016/5/13/international-music-and-cultural-studies-conference-2016

JJ Jazz Academy @JJJAJazz  Happy birthday to the great Ronnie Scott who would have turned 89 yesterday. @officialronnies #Bestofbritishjazz

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(Written on January 29, 2016 )

Classical News

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

The Telegraph

Dogs and Domingo: life in La bohème

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

The Times

Musical and sporty girls fret less about their looks

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

The Strad

Armida Quartet to pay tribute to Artemis Quartet violist Friedemann Weigle

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

Robert Lakatos wins 2015 Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition

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

Classic FM

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

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

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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

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

BR Klassik

Gründer von “Il complesso barocco” gestorben

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

Codex Flores

Tod des Barockspezialisten Alan Curtis

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

France Musique

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

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

Tweets

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

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

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

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

(Written on July 16, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Ekaterina Bakanova makes an impression with her last minute debut performance, Debbie Wiseman is appointed as Classic FM’s new composer in residence and how pianist Kim Cheol-woong’s life changed when he was hear playing a love song.

The Guardian

One hell of a way to make a Royal Opera debut

Russian soprano Ekaterina Bakanova stepped in to sing Violetta at Covent Garden with only hours’ notice, and gave the performance of her life

Classical Music Magazine

XV Tchaikovsky Competition viewing statistics

Medici.tv streamed the XV Tchaikovsky Competition in its entirety for the first time this year, bringing it to audiences around the world. Here are some statistics which give an idea of who was watching, and how!

Classic FM

Debbie Wiseman appointed Classic FM’s new Composer in Residence

Britain’s top female composer for film and TV will write 12-movement Musical Zodiac for Classic FM.

BBC

Interrogated for playing the wrong tune

Fifteen years ago, Kim Cheol-woong was a successful pianist living in North Korea – but his life suddenly changed when someone heard him playing a Western love song.

Opera News

James S. Marcus, Longtime Metropolitan Opera Guild Board Member and Former Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera, has Died

JAMES S. MARCUS, a longtime board member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild and former chairman of the board of the Metropolitan Opera, died on Sunday in New York City after a short illness.

BR.de

Münchner Posthalle soll zum Konzertsaal werden

Nach dem Olympiagelände ist jetzt die Posthalle an der Friedenheimer Brücke im Gespräch für den neuen Münchner Konzertsaal. Ein Investor will das Gelände kaufen und zum Musikzentrum umbauen – ein Projekt mit dem vielversprechenden Namen “Die Resonanz”.

Neue Musikzeitung

Vize-Ballettintendant Detrich soll in Stuttgart Reid Anderson folgen

Der Stuttgarter Ballettintendant Reid Anderson soll von seinem Stellvertreter Tamas Detrich abgelöst werden. Detrich habe bewiesen, dass er ein würdiger Nachfolger sein werde und auch neue Impulse für die Kompanie setzen könne, sagte Kunstministerin Theresia Bauer am Dienstag in Stuttgart.

Klassik.com

Dorian Dreher erhält Studio-Preis der Götz-Friedrich-Stiftung

Der Regisseur Dorian Dreher erhält den Studio-Preis der Götz-Friedrich-Stiftung für die szenische Interpretation von Schuberts “Schwanengesang” am Nationaltheater Mannheim

The New York Times

SubCulture in New York Cancels Much of Its Schedule

One of the bright spots in classical and contemporary music in recent years has been the rise of the cool space: the proliferation of new rooms with downtown or Brooklyn vibes that feel more like nightclubs than concert halls, where emerging talents are free to experiment, and audiences can listen to live music in unstuffy settings.

NPR music

Why Conductor Kirill Petrenko Fits The Berlin Philharmonic

When the Berlin Philharmonic chooses a new chief conductor, it’s a big deal. In May the orchestra, often hailed as the world’s finest, sequestered itself for a secret vote and some European papers likened the event to a papal conclave.

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Gramophone @GramophoneMag‘s Symphony No 3, introduced by Lorin : @MaestroMaazel

Young People in Arts @YPIA_uk: Our seventh season in numbers – An infographic to celebrate our new website: .

RDMR @RDMR1: This lunchtime, senior @guildhallschool musician Julian Clef performs Brahms, Scriabin & Beethoven (for free!) at @stgilescg@CoLFestival

Ekaterina Bakanova’s stunning surprise debut
Photo: www.ekaterinabakanova.com/ The Guardian

(Written on July 8, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Telegraph discusses the “unmissable style” of self taught pianist Lucas Debargues and opera star Plácido Domingo expresses his sadness towards the adaptation of William Tell in The Guardian. Also, the Huffington Post reports on virtuoso cellist Jérôme Pernoo taking action off stage to make classical music more accessible.

The Times

Gerald Finley’s six of the best: rebels in opera

One sometimes hears of opera as being a very conventional art form but it has always had the power to shock and — as Guillaume Tell at  this week shows — it still can do so.

The Telegraph

Tchaikovsky piano competition sees self-taught Frenchman take Russia by storm

The story shifted from a political one to a musical one in unmissable style, as Ismene Brown reports

Why the best music belongs in a shoebox

Experts in acoustics advocate the “shoebox” design for a concert hall – and London should have one, says Simon Heffer

The Independent

Ambrogio Maestri: The charismatic Italian baritone on food and Falstaff

Ambrogio Maestri is one of the most in- demand opera singers in the world, but if it all ended tomorrow he could probably forge a new career as a television chef.

The Guardian

‘Show some respect’, Plácido Domingo urges directors after opera rape row

The great singer, whose Operalia competition comes to London next week, says stage productions need to stay close to composer’s intention

Die Welt

Nenn es Opernfestival, aber mach es zum Picknick

Ein Besuch in Glyndebourne, beim idyllischsten Opernfestival der Welt, zeigt, was die Briten uns voraushaben. Sie können sich beim “Poliuto” von Donizetti entspannen. Der Rest ist Picknick.

Spiegel Online Kultur

Oper trifft auf Pop-Performance: Elektroschock für Mozart

Afrikanische Beats gegen klassische Melodien: In Bremen nimmt die Performancegruppe Gintersdorfer/Klaßen “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” auseinander – und hinterfragt so intelligent den ganzen Opernbetrieb.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Lebendige Musikgeschichte auf verstaubten Tonbändern

Die Musikgeschichte als Teil der kulturellen Identität – daran glaubt der Musik-Ethnologe Raimund Vogels ganz fest. Der Leiter des “Center for World Music” an der Uni Hildesheim begleitet und unterstützt afrikanische Forscher, die Musikgeschichte ihres Kontinents aufzuarbeiten.

The New York Times

Multi-Story Orchestra Turns a Parking Garage Into a Concert Hall

Walk by some depressing shops, pass the cinema, and go down a dubious alleyway teeming with revelers. Turn into the innocuous back entrance of a parking garage and climb the stairs. Head up a ramp or two, and there it is — between mottled concrete pillars and capped by a low roof lies an impromptu semicircle of benches, surrounding an orchestra’s seats.

Huffington Post

Les 6 leviers du violoncelliste virtuose Jérôme Pernoo pour ouvrir la musique classique à tout le monde

Jérôme Pernoo est un violoncelliste français au parcours exceptionnel. Il a joué dans les salles les plus prestigieuses du monde, du Carnegie Hall à New York à la Philarmonie de Berlin. Mais après 20 ans de carrière, il convient que pour toucher les étoiles, mieux vaut s’éloigner de la lumière.

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Classical Diary @Classical Diary : Tchaikovsky piano competition sees self-taught Frenchman Lucas Debargue from take Russia by storm  

Klassik.com @Klassikcom: Karriere-News: Kirill Karabits (Deutsches Nationaltheater)

klassik.com @Klassikcom: Thomas wird neues Mitglied der Akademie der Künste

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(Written on July 6, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Nigel Farndale criticises audiences for booing Guillaume Tell, a tribute to Sibelius in the Telegraph and Christian Thielemann is appointed music director of Wagner festival. Also, hidden choral gems to be uncovered by BBC Radio 3 and RPS.

Guardian

Thielemann makes history as first music director for Bayreuth – with free parking

The controversy-torn Wagner festival has appointed Christian Thielemann as its first independent music director. Unusually, this news emerged in the car park

Telegraph

We should be applauding not booing the new Guillaume Tell

Challenging art, such as the new version of ‘William Tell’, ought to shock and surprise its audience, says Nigel Farndale

Finland: On the trail of Jean Sibelius

To mark 150 years since the composer Jean Sibelius’s birth, Harriet O’Brien seeks out the Finnish landscapes that inspired him

The Times

The audience was the real outrage at this opera scandal

Don’t apologise for that controversial rape scene. Anna Picard explains why

Classical Source

Encore Choral: Hidden choral gems to be uncovered by BBC Radio 3 and RPS

Works by Oliver Knussen, Robert Saxton and Jonathan Lloyd amongst hidden gems of contemporary British choral music to be broadcast and performed live across the UK in 2016/2017

Klassik-heute

Christof Prick wird Chefdirigent des Beethoven Orchesters Bonn

Der in Hamburg geborene Dirigent leitete zuvor als Generalmusikdirektor die Orchester in Saarbrücken, Karlsruhe und Hannover und war außerdem Music Director des Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Für die Saison 2016/2017 ist es der Stadt Bonn gelungen, Christof Prick als Chefdirigenten für das Beethoven Orchester Bonn zu engagieren.

Klassik.com

Wiener Staatsoper erzielt Einnahmerekord

Die Wiener Staatsoper konnte eigenen Angaben zufolge für die vergangene Saison einen Einnahmerekord verzeichnen. Sie erwirtschaftete rund 34 Millionen Euro.

Pizzicato

Moscow Music Critics Awards Special Prize to Lucas Debargue

The members of the Moscow Music Critics Association surprised by giving their Special Award to the last-placed pianist in the official list, yet one of the favourites of this year’s Tchaikovsky competition, 24 years old French pianist Lucas Debargue.

France Musique

Une scène de viol collectif fait polémique au Royal Opera House

Une scène de viol collectif dans une mise en scène de Guillaume Tell de Rossini au Royal Opera House à Londres a été copieusement huée par le public et a suscité l’indignation de certains critiques.

Classical Word

Festival D’Aix-en-Provence Launches 2015 Season Today

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2015, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present world premiere productions of operas by Handel and Mozart

Tweets

Guillaume Tell

(Written on July 2, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news it has been announced that the most famous painting of Bach by Elias Gottlob Haussman will return to Leipzig where the composer made his home. Polish composer Szymanowksi’s King Roger will be have its Covent Garden premiere this weekend, having been written in 1926. Elsewhere, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra have given a free concert in ‘support of our community’ after the riots this week. In other orchestra news, the Berlin Philharmonic have announced their 2015/16 season which will feature Peter Sellars as their artist in residence. Finally, choirs could become a regular feature in care homes, alongside activities such as bingo.

The Guardian

Bach portrait returns to Leipzig

The best-known painting of the German composer – formerly in the possession of a US philanthropist – is to return to the city that Bach made his home

Szymanowski’s ‘dangerously intoxicating’ King Roger

The Polish composer’s 1926 opera gets its belated Covent Garden premiere this weekend. Szymanowksi’s ecstatic music is a blinding blaze of colour – and perhaps the perfect opera for those who’ve never experienced one in the flesh

The Strad

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to give free concert following riots in the city

The orchestra has been forced to cancel some of this week’s events, but wishes to show its ‘support of our community’

Classical Music Magazine

Berlin Philharmonic announces 2015/16 season

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra has released the programme its 2015/16 season, which will feature Peter Sellars as artist in residence.

Famous Bach portrait to return to Leipzig

Elias Gottlob Haussman’s iconic painting of Bach will return to Leipzig after 265 years

Sinfini

A Choir In Every Care Home

Group music-making could soon be as regular a fixture in care homes as bingo, as a new project seeks to spread the joy of singing in homes throughout the UK.

Die Welt

US-Sammler vererbt Leipzig legendäres Bach-Porträt

Unsere Vorstellung davon, wie Johann Sebastian Bach ausgesehen hat, basiert auf dem Gemälde eines Leipziger Malers. Jahrzehntelang schlummerte es in Amerika in Privatbesitz. Nun soll es zurückkehren.

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Warnstreik der Philharmoniker in Bad Reichenhall

Zum ersten Mal in ihrer Geschichte sind die Musikerinnen und Musiker der Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie in den Warnstreik getreten.

MUSIK HEUTE

BR-Klassik erhält neugeschaffenen GEMA-Radiokulturpreis

Die Rundfunksender BR-Klassik und Radio Fritz erhalten den neugeschaffenen Radiokulturpreis der GEMA.

The Washington Post

How (not) to behave: Manners and the classical music audience

Thou shalt not talk. Thou shalt not clap in the wrong places. Thou shalt not unwrap cough drops in crinkly paper during the music. Thou shalt not use thy cellphone.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Sacramento Philharmonic Hits Reset Button

Against all odds, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera is coming back with a series of small, free concerts beginning on May 5.

Twitter

Gdn Culture Pros ‏@GdnCulturePros : ICYMI, two freelance arts pros shared their insights and gripes on being self-employed in the sector http://bit.ly/1bD3ouq 

Jo Carpenter ‏@JoCarpenterPR : Impact of arts on wellbeing & a range of social outcomes – big study here: http://tinyurl.com/nlb4qru  @MakingMusic_UK

The Royal Opera ‏@TheRoyalOpera : Falstaff’s flirting? Schicchi’s scheming? What’s your comedy moment in opera? http://www.roh.org.uk/news/laughing-out-loud-part-2-more-of-our-favourite-comic-moments-in-opera … ^C

Bach Portrait 30th April Elias Gottlob Haussmann’s painting of Bach. Photo: Altes Rathaus à Leipzig

(Written on April 30, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Vintage photograph marks conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s sixth decade

National Portrait Gallery acquires photograph by Rory Coonan on plate camera and BBC shows month of special programming

The Times

Jonas Kaufmann: is this the tenor your mother warned you about?

Set to smoulder again at Covent Garden, the superstar reveals why fame means he can no longer join his fans for a pint

Classic FM

We’ve just discovered celloboxing and it’s our new favourite thing

We thought 2Cellos were pushing at all the cello-boundaries… and then we came across this guy’s amazing cover of a Meghan Trainor song.

Classical Source

Exploring the cultural impact of Simon Rattle: on BBC TWO, BBC FOUR and BBC RADIO 3

THE FIRST TELEVISION BIOGRAPHY FOR 15 YEARS, REDISCOVERED RECORDINGS AND A SERIES OF LIVE CONCERT BROADCASTS

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How tiny bits of ivory snare classical musicians crossing borders

The Obama administration has put in stiff restrictions on the transport of items containing African elephant ivory and other materials into the U.S. But this well-intentioned policy has had some unintended consequences.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Das Tutti ist noch überresonant

Nicht nur ist sie das Kronjuwel der Musikstadt Paris, sie fungiert auch als Brückenkopf zum armen Osten: François Hollande eröffnet Jean Nouvels grandiose neue Philharmonie. Einst heftig umstritten, jetzt jedoch richtig?

Süddeutsche.de

Musik unter einer weißen Haut

An der Decke Fischschuppen, dazwischen ein überdimensionaler Trichter und das Orchester in der Mitte. In der neuen Elbphilharmonie steht die Struktur im Mittelpunkt. Ein erster Rundgang in Hamburgs neuem Konzerthaus in Bildern.

Der Tagesspiegel

Exkursion in finnische Klangwelten

Sir Simon Rattle, der Chefdirigent der Berliner Philharmoniker feiert heute seinen 60. Geburtstag. Viel bleibt ihm nicht zu wünschen, außer: mehr Sibelius. Eine Gratulation.

pizzicato

Deutsche Orchester spielen für die Flüchtlinge

Um das Warten und die Langeweile zu durchbrechen, bKeginnen Theater und Orchester, Flüchtlinge zu Konzerten und anderen Veranstaltungen einzuladen.

The New York Times

Aiming to Create a Jazz Capital

Danilo Pérez Builds a Magnet for Musicians in Panama

Twitter

Classical:NEXT @ClassicalNEXT: Brazilian RC4 festival features Classical:NEXT artists http://www.festivalrc4.com.br

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Bayerischer Staatspreis für Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks http://klassik.com/?mJ3TU  #Musikpreis

KulturPort.De @kultur_port_de: #Kultur SCHULE:KULTUR! startet mit 40 Schulprojekten http://tinyurl.com/o4kf6r6 

Tito Herrera for The New York Times

Tito Herrera for The New York Times

(Written on January 19, 2015 )