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In today’s news: New York Philharmonic plays without conductor, shortlist for Classic Brit Award Sound Poll revealed, the music genre that makes us most indulgent when eating out is revealed, premiere of Brokeback Mountain opera, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival appoints Violinist Monica Curro and pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos as next Artistic Directors, and young singers wanted for children’s opera in Hamburg.

The Times

Follow that violinist: New York Philharmonic plays without a conductor

The New York Philharmonic was directed by its concertmaster, Frank Huang, from his position leading the first violins, instead of a conductor.

Classic FM

Classic BRIT Awards Sound of Classical poll shortlist revealed

Five future classical stars have been shortlisted in the first ever Sound of Classical poll, with the winner to be revealed at the Classic BRIT Awards on June 13th.

The New York Times

‘I’ll Have the Cake.’ The Music Made Me Do It.

People were more likely to pick unhealthful or calorie-laden items when the ambient music was loud, and healthful items when softer music was played.

Is Opera Dying? No, But This One Is Staged Among the Dead

A new series, opening with David Hertzberg’s “The Rose Elf,” will produce classical performances in the narrow catacomb at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

The Independent

From Anna Meredith to Mark-Anthony Turnage, Israeli-Arab youth orchestras to late-night Bach – these are the most exciting Proms

While the core classical menu is dependable as ever, there’s also plenty of imaginative programming by the BBC this year.

Playbill

First Look at the U.S. Premiere of Brokeback Mountain Opera

The U.S. premiere of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx’s operatic adaptation of Brokeback Mountain opens May 31 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

Limelight

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival appoints next Artistic Directors

Violinist Monica Curro and pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos will jointly succeed Iain Grandage as Artistic Directors of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival from 2019, after Grandage’s final Port Fairy Festival taking place this year.

Pizzicato

David Angus extends contract with Boston Lyric Opera

63-year-old British conductor David Angus has signed a three-year renewal to his contract as Music Director for Boston Lyric Opera (BLO), taking him through the 2020/21 season.

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Was ist noch privat? Musiktheater-Biennale beginnt in München

Wie verändert sich im digitalen Zeitalter die Bedeutung des Begriffs «Privatsache»? Mit 15 Uraufführungen widmet sich die 16. «Münchener Biennale» ab Samstag (2. Juni) dieser Frage.

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Mikis Theodorakis wird Ehrendoktor der Universität Salzburg

Der griechische Komponist Mikis Theodorakis wird mit der Ehrendoktorwürde in Philosophie der Universität Salzburg ausgezeichnet. Theodorakis soll damit auch für seine zeitlose Musik und sein Einsatz für die Menschenrechte geehrt werden.

Klassik Heute

opera piccola: Junge Sängerinnen und Sänger für Kinderoper gesucht

Für die Kinderoper Schneewittchen in der Reihe opera piccola sucht die Staatsoper Hamburg junge Talente, die bei den Vorstellungen im Februar 2019 mitwirken wollen. 

Platea Magazine

La Filarmónica de Berlín y Simon Rattle llegan a Madrid y Barcelona en su gira europea

La Berliner Philharmoniker recalará el próximo jueves 7 en el Auditorio Nacional de Madrid y el viernes 8 en el Palau de la Música de Barcelona.

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Frank Huang directs his fellow musicians as leader of the first violins © HIROYUKI ITO/GETTY IMAGES

(Written on June 1, 2018 )

In today’s news: Symphony Orchestra of India’s debut UK tour, Kendrick Lamar collects his Pulitzer Prize, Swedish orchestra turns homophobic hate mail into music, the Elbjazz-Festival thrives, Thomas Fichtner is new Intendant of the Ensemble Musikfabrik, and book recommendation of “Leonard Bernstein – Der Charismatiker.”

Classical Music

Symphony Orchestra of India announces debut UK tour

The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) has announced an inaugural six-concert tour of the UK.

Classic FM

Londoners enjoy Mozart while Welsh prefer symphonic rock, study reveals

Following a recent rise in the popularity of orchestral music in the UK, a study has found British people’s taste in music varies considerably depending on where they live.

NME

See Kendrick Lamar collect the Pulitzer Prize for music

Kendrick Lamar has picked up his 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music in New York making him the first a non-jazz or classical artist to be awarded the accolade.

Forbes

Aaron Kuffner Turns Indonesian Gongs Into A Robotic Orchestra

Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s artistic robotic orchestra, Gamelatron fuses technology, sound, sculpture, and engineering to create a visceral experience based on acoustic resonance and robotic technology.

Los Angeles Blade

Swedish orchestra transforms homophobic hate mail into music

An orchestra in Sweden decided to turn a negative into a positive when it received homophobic hate mail.

The Stage

How to succeed on your path towards an operatic career

Susan Elkin seeks ways to fill the gap for aspiring opera singers just leaving school and moving onto postgraduate training.

Times Higher Education

Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Nicholas Till hears productive questions in a probing consideration of tragédie lyrique.

Die Zeit

Voll im Groove

Der Echo Jazz ist endgültig implodiert. Aber das Elbjazz-Festival lebt, und die Stadt swingt so sehr wie lange nicht.

Fono Forum

Ensemble Musikfabrik

Das Ensemble Musikfabrik beruft Thomas Fichter zum Intendanten und der musikaffine Bundestagspräsident a. D. Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert übernimmt Schirmherrschaft.

BR Klassik

Buch – „Leonard Bernstein – Der Charismatiker“ 

Ein Mann der Extreme

The New York Times

The Pugnacious Performer Who Wants to Take the Harpsichord Mainstream

Mahan Esfahani is a musician on a mission. “Until the harpsichord has the presence that any other mainstream instrument has, my work isn’t done,” he said.

Congress for the New Urbanism

Walk over, Beethoven

The survival of live classical music depends on many things, not the least of which is the design and urban planning around concert halls.

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Symphony Orchestra of India announces debut UK tour © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 31, 2018 )

In today’s news: Facebook AI sings classical music, Pianist Joon Yoon wins Guildhall gold medal, Maxim Emelyanychev to be next principal conductor for Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Sir Simon Rattle leaves the Berliner Philharmoniker after sixteen years, Tenors Plácido Domingo and Juan Diego Florez will perform on the eve of the opening of the Football World Cup, conductor Helmuth Rilling turns 85 years old.

The Guardian

Jeff Goldblum to release jazz piano album

The actor signs to Decca following lifetime of piano playing, including with his band the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

Celebrating degenerate music and fighting the fascists – in a blue dress

Researching and sharing the music of the lost generation of “degenerate” musicians has brought many voices back to life, but it has also exposed those whose stories are not available to us.

New Scientist

Facebook AI turns your idle humming into a Bach orchestra piece

Whistle a jaunty tune, and artificial intelligence can convert it into the style of a Mozart symphony played by an entire orchestra.

Classical Music

Pianist Joon Yoon wins Guildhall gold medal

The Guildhall School has announced Joon Yoon as the winner of this year’s gold medal, the school’s most prestigious prize for soloists.

Gramophone

Maxim Emelyanychev to head Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has revealed its next Prinicpal Conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev who will take up his post with the SCO in September next year.

Music Week

‘I’ve never seen anything like this for a classical artist’: Decca’s Rebecca Allen on Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s Royal Wedding impact

“That was extraordinary – it has lit up around the world,” Allen told Music Week. “The media coverage for him was just off the scale.

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„Mister Bach“ zum Geburtstag

Den Großteil seines künstlerischen Schaffens widmete er Johann Sebastian Bach. Heute wird der Kirchenmusiker und Dirigent Helmuth Rilling 85 Jahre alt.

FAZ

Ein Abschied mit Selbstironie

Eigentlich geht das doch ganz prima ohne Dirigenten. Gleich nach dem Einstimmen gibt ein Schlagzeuger der Berliner Philharmoniker den Takt vor mit seinen Stöcken, der Rest des Ensembles beginnt zu swingen, die Stimmung ist gut, Sir Simon Rattle bald nicht mehr weit.

Musik Heute

Ensemble Musikfabrik: Thomas Fichter wird Intendant

Das Ensemble Musikfabrik hat den Kulturmanager und früheren Musiker Thomas Fichter offiziell zu seinem neuen Intendanten berufen. Der 59-Jährige folgt auf Thomas Oesterdiekhoff, der das Ensemble 2017 verlassen hat.

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Plácido Domingo et Juan Diego Florez en ouverture de la Coupe du monde de football

Les ténors Plácido Domingo et Juan Diego Florez se produiront en concert la veille de l’ouverture de la Coupe du monde de football, lors d’un concert organisé sur la place rouge de Moscou, le 13 juin 2018.

Limelight

Singers selected for Melbourne Opera’s Richard Divall Emerging Artists Program

Melbourne Opera has announced the six singers who will take part in the inaugural Richard Divall Emerging Artists Program in 2018.

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Peter Brathwaite (second from right) in Effigies of Wickedness © Helen Murray 2018

 

 

(Written on May 30, 2018 )

In today’s news: Children & Wildlife in Harmony charity to host classical music concert to aid refugee children, pop-opera group IDA to perform, winners of RPS duets announced, Philip Roth appreciation for classical music, more embarrassment at the theatre Cottbus, A look back on this years biggest youth music competition in Germany, Martha Argerich moves her Festival to Hamburg and Cecilia Bartoli returns to the Scala.

Classic FM

Charity concert will raise money for music education for refugee children

The Born Free Foundation and Keys of Change will present Children & Wildlife in Harmony, a charity concert to raise money to provide classical music education to children in Kenya, Siberia, Japan, and Ecuador.

What’s the difference between an opera and a musical?

In a musical, the singing is interspersed with passages of dialogue, while in an opera, the singing never stops (very broadly speaking). But there are a few other elements which separate the two theatrical worlds…

Classical Music

Winners of RPS duet prizes announced

The biennial RPS duet prizes recognise outstanding young musicians under the age of 18 who study at a mainstream school.

Music Teacher

University creates mental health documentaries to attract new students

Anglia Ruskin University has created two new short documentary films about mental health as part of a marketing campaign to recruit new students.

The Telegraph

Club nights, drum machines, and game-show hosts: welcome to the brave new world of classical music

We’re often told classical music is in crisis. Audiences are getting older, and aren’t being replenished from below.

Broadway World

London’s leading Pop-Opera girl group Ida bring their show ‘IDA Girls’ to The Other Palace

Ida, will perform an impressive collection of re-worked operatic arias, chart-topping hits and musical theatre favourites.

PlayBill

The Opera House Documentary, chronicling the building of the Met Opera House, airs May 25

The film from Susan Froemke explores the creation of the Met’s home at Lincoln Center over the past 50 years.

WQXR

What Roth thought of Bach

Best known for works like Goodbye, Columbus and Sabbath’s Theater, American literary icon Philip Roth had a deep appreciation for classical music.

Tagesspiegel

Debakel am Staatstheater Cottbus

Der Vorstandsvorsitzende der Brandenburgischen Kulturstiftung Cottbus-Frankfurt/Oder, Martin Roeder, wurde am Donnerstag fristlos entlassen.

Concerti

Strahlende Gesichter in Lübeck

Mit großem Erfolg ging am heutigen Donnerstag der 55. Bundeswettbewerb von Jugend musiziert in Lübeck zu Ende.

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Martha Argerich zieht nach Hamburg weiter

Die Symphoniker Hamburg und ihr Intendant Daniel Kühnel etablieren ein neues Festival in der Laeiszhalle, das als Pilot zum ersten Mal Ende Juni 2018 stattfinden wird.

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Cecilia Bartoli torna alla Scala: tre opere barocche in collaborazione con il San Carlo

Cecilia Bartoli torna alla Scala e già questa è una notizia. Perché è il mezzosoprano più famoso del mondo e perché all’ultimo concerto (che apriva la stagione della Filarmonica nel 2012) venne giù il teatro e si sfiorò la rissa fra chi fischiava e chi invece applaudiva freneticamente, in un clima che ricordava più San Siro di un teatro d’opera.

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(Written on May 25, 2018 )

In today’s news: Sharon Corr performs for only embryos, Bavarian State Opera hosts ‘From the House of the Dead,’ National Sawdust celebrates Hildegard Month, Daniel Hyde becomes new Music Director of Kings College Cambridge, Pianist Siegfried Mauser was sentenced to almost 3 years due to sexual coercion, interview with Andrea Zietzschmann, the new Intendant of the Berlin Philharmonie’s foundation, and Roderick Cox wins Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.

Irish Times

Sharon Corr performs to audience of embryos

The Corrs musician plays an ‘emotional’ gig at a fertility clinic in Barcelona.

Classical Music

JAM on the Marsh returns this July

JAM on the Marsh festival returns to Romney Marsh in Kent for its fifth year, running from 5-15 July.

Financial Times

From the House of the Dead, Bavarian State Opera, Munich — grim but absurdist

Frank Castorf intriguing, chaotic staging of Janáček’s opera threatens to overwhelm the music’s subtlety.

Broadway World

Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Peter Oundjian

June 2018 is a month-long tribute to Peter Oundjian, celebrating 14 remarkable seasons as Music Director, with stellar guest artists, powerful music, a free midday concert, and many emotions.

National Sawdust Celebrates Women & Gender Non-Binary Artists with Hildegard Month

National Sawdust, the artist-led nonprofit incubator and venue, announces June 2018 as Hildegard Month at the Williamsburg space that serves as a dynamic home for artists and new music of all kinds.

Gramophone

King’s College Cambridge names Daniel Hyde as new music director

Daniel Hyde will succeed Stephen Cleobury in one of the world’s highest profile choral posts, it has been announced today.

Die Zeit

Ziemlich unheilige Allianzen

Wo bleibt der Rabatz? Der Pianist Siegfried Mauser soll wegen sexueller Nötigung für fast drei Jahre ins Gefängnis.

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Optimale Rahmenbedingungen schaffen

Ein Gespräch mit der neuen Stiftungsintendantin der Berliner Philharmoniker, Andrea Zietzschmann.

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Festivalfrust

Muss es denn schon wieder „Die Zauberflöte“ sein? Die sommerlichen Opernfestivals sind so mutlos wie selten. Doch es gibt Ausnahmen.

El País

Varios países de la UE piden crear un ‘Erasmus de la Cultura’

La iniciativa facilitaría la movilidad de los jóvenes artistas a partir de 2020.

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Roderick Cox wins Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award

The Solti Foundation U.S. announced that Roderick Cox, 30, is this year’s winner of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.

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Sharon Corr performs in fertility clinic © Irish Times

(Written on May 24, 2018 )

In today’s news: Further success for the performers of the Royal Wedding, Kyle Albertson flies cross-state 6 hours before show to save the Dallas Symphony, a study of Stradivarius violins revealed voice-like acoustics, Antonio Mendez appointed conductor of Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, and two opera singers receive important awards from the country Azerbaijan.

Classic FM

Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is now a chart-topper

The Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has shot to the top of the US iTunes pop chart with his album ‘Inspiration’.

BBC News

Royal wedding 2018: The story behind the music

The couple hand-selected the music to accompany the ceremony, which ranged from gospel to traditional hymns.

Financial Times

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Gražinytė-Tyla, Carnegie Hall, New York — a conductor to watch

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is probably the most talked-about young conductor around, regardless of gender, yet she is relatively unknown in New York.

Opera Wire

Kyle Albertson Makes Heroic Role Debut At The Dallas Symphony

Kyle Albertson flew from San Fransisco to Dallas 6 hours before the show to replaceMatthias Goerne in a highly anticipated performance of Wagner’s “Die Walküre.”

The Times

Stradivarius violins really do match a sweet voice

A study of the acoustics of antique violins found that they have remarkable similarities to the acoustics of human singers, especially the violins of Antonio Stradivari.

PlayStation Life Style 

Music From PlayStation Games Will Echo at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by the City of London Choir is going to perform several soundtracks from a variety of PlayStation games.

Observer

Opera House presents ‘Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing,” a new cinematic profile of the beloved artist, as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

The New York Times

BAM’s Outgoing Leader Announces His Final Next Wave Festival

he Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday unveiled the lineup of the final Next Wave Festival to be overseen by Joseph V. Melillo, the institution’s executive producer.

Pizzicato

Tenerife Symphony hires Antonio Mendez as Principal Conductor

Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez (*1984, Palma de Mallorca) has been appointed principal conductor of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra from the 2018-2019 season. His contract is signed for three years.

Die Zeit

Metropolitan Opera reicht Klage wegen Missbrauchs ein

Nach einer internen Untersuchung zieht die New Yorker Met gegen ihren früheren Chefdirigenten James Levine vor Gericht: Er habe sieben Männer sexuell missbraucht.

Klassik.com

Auszeichnung für Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov

Die beiden Opernsänger Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov haben zwei wichtige Auszeichnungen des Landes Aserbaidschan erhalten.

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Menschenfreund und Grenzüberschreiter

Dieter Schnebel – evangelischer Pfarrer, Pädagoge, Musikwissenschaftler, poetischer Philosoph und Visionär, vor allem aber: unkonventioneller Komponist und Grenzüberschreiter. Eine der wichtigsten deutschen Künstlerpersönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts ist am Sonntag im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben.

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Kyle Albertson steps in at Dallas Symphony © OperaWire

(Written on May 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: Kenneh-Mason praised for Royal wedding performance, US choir’s debut UK tour, Verdi letters seized by Italian government, National Concert Hall gets revamp, Dai Fujikura’s “Solaris” includes robots, the Augsburg City Theatre to be converted into a state theatre, and Pianist See Siang Wong wins cooking show.

Classical Music 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’, Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’ and Maria Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne at the royal wedding on 19 May.

The City Choir of Washington to make debut UK tour

The City Choir of Washington will perform at venues in London, Oxford, Gloucester and Ely in July 2018.

The Times

‘Damaged’ Verdi letters seized from descendants

Hundreds of letters written by the composer Giuseppe Verdi have been seized by the Italian government from his heirs amid claims that some have gone missing or been damaged by damp.

National Concert Hall chief Simon Taylor hopes its €78m revamp hits a high note

The National Concert Hall is being transformed by a €78m investment – and boss Simon Taylor hopes the audience will be too.

NME

Manchester Orchestra pay tribute to Scott Hutchison with Frightened Rabbit cover

Atlanta band and close-friends of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, Manchester Orchestra have paid tribute to the passing of the singer-songwriter with a cover of ‘My Backwards Walk’.

Opera Wire

50th Anniversary of Tullio Serafin’s Death To Get Major Celebration

To mark the 50th anniversary of his death the “Archivio storico Tullio Serafin” is coordinating a series of events to raise awareness of the Maestro’s contribution to the world of music.

Musik Heute

Metropolitan Opera verklagt Levine wegen Rufschädigung

New York – Im Streit zwischen der New Yorker Metropolitan Oper und ihrem entlassenen Star-Dirigenten James Levine fordern beiden Seiten Schadenersatz in Millionenhöhe.

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Keine Lösung im Weltraum-Theater – Deutsche Erstaufführung von Dai Fujikuras „Solaris“ in Augsburg

Bald werden sie im Alltag um uns sein: Roboter mit rasant lernender künstlicher Intelligenz und einem Aussehen nach Wunsch, Lust und Laune. Nun wagte das Theater Augsburg die in Paris uraufgeführte „Solaris“-Vertonung des Japaners Dai Fujikuras.

Augsburger Theater wird nach Nürnberger Modell zum Staatstheater

Das Augsburger Stadttheater soll nach dem bereits in Nürnberg angewandten Stiftungsmodell in ein Staatstheater umgewandelt werden.

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Pianist See Siang Wong gewinnt Schweizer TV-Kochshow

Der Pianist See Siang Wong (39) hat die sechste Staffel der schweizerischen Kochshow “SRF bi de Lüt Männerküche” gewonnen. Im Finale kochte er für die Jury ein asiatisches Menü, bei dem vor allem sein Laksa-Fisch im Bananenblatt und sein Beef Rendang überzeugen konnten.

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 Leoš Janáček: “Aus Einem Totenhous”

Das ist der Handlungsgang der dreiaktigen, wegen ihrer Kürze in der Regel ohne Pause gespielten Oper “Aus einem Totenhaus” von Leoš Janáček. Die Vorlage lieferte Dostojewski (1860), die Vertonung fand erst nach Janáčeks Tod auf eine Bühne in Brünn/Brno.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 21, 2018 )

In todays news: Game of Thrones soundtrack becomes a live show, studies show music is good for the heart, BBC Radio 3 & 4 compete for morning audiences, Sarah Connolly’s take on opera’s “ridiculous” harassment anxiety, Oldenburger Staatstheater relocates to a tent, a new concert hall in Munich Werksviertel has been approved, and Bachfest Leipzig gets new director.

The Times

Music to slay dragons by: the Game of Thrones experience

The show’s composer Ramin Djawadi tells us how his soundtrack has become a live show.

The Guardian 

Radio 3 is winning the breakfast battle with Radio 4 – but the war is not won

The classical music station’s morning programme has seen an 11% rise in listeners, but it must be bolder and broader if it wants to attract new listeners elsewhere.

Classical-music 

Royal Wedding 2018: Who is performing at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding?

What to expect from the music at this year’s most talked-about wedding

Harvard Health

Tuning in: How music may affect your heart

Listening to music may boost exercise ability, ease stress and anxiety, and enhance recovery from strokes.

The Telegraph

Sarah Connolly on opera’s ‘ridiculous’ harassment anxiety and working with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones

Rupert Christiansen interviews mezzo-Soprano, Sarah Connolly.

Broadway World

Five Musicians to Receive Ford Musician Awards From League of American Orchestras

Five orchestra musicians will receive Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service from the League of American Orchestras at the League’s 73rd National Conference in Chicago.

The New York Times

15 Classical Music Festivals to See This Summer

From Bernstein centennials at Tanglewood to Mahler in the desert, concerts across the country you don’t want to miss this season.

Pizzicato

Cleveland Institute of Music to launch most diverse class in school history

Cleveland Institute of Music will welcome 162 of the world’s most talented classical music students into its inaugural class of the new Minority Artist Fellowship programme for African-American and Latino students.

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Google startet neuen Musikdienst bei YouTube

Google macht einen neuen Anlauf im Musik-Streaming, diesmal unter der Marke der Videoplattform YouTube. Der neue Dienst YouTube Music wird Zugang zu Songs und Musikvideos bieten. Neben einer werbefinanzierten Gratis-Variante gibt es ein Abo-Modell ohne Anzeigen, das auch Downloads erlaubt.

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Oldenburger Staatstheater zieht in Zirkuszelt

Aufgrund von Bauarbeiten zur Verbesserung des Brandschutzes am Großen Haus zieht das Staatstheater Oldenburg bis Anfang Juli in ein Zirkuszelt am Hafen um. Das Zelt verfügt über 1.000 Sitzplätze, fast doppelt so viele wie im großen Haus. Mehr als 40 Vorstellungen soll das Ausweichquartier in dieser Zeit beherbergen.

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Neues Konzerthaus München Grünes Licht für Vertrag mit Architekturbüro

Mit dem neuen Konzerthaus im Münchener Werksviertel geht es voran: Der Haushaltsausschuss des Bayerischen Landtags hat den Weg frei gemacht für eine Auftragsvergabe an die Sieger des Architekturwettbewerbs, das Büro Cukrowicz Nachbaur aus Bregenz.

Musik Heute

Der Musikwissenschaftler Michael Maul wird neuer Intendant des Bachfestes Le

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A live concert spin-off from Game of Thrones will feature a 20-strong choir and 40-odd-piece orchestra © The Times

(Written on May 18, 2018 )

In today’s news: YouTube adopts streaming, people trade morning shows for classical music, opera lags behind the industry’s acceptance of maternity leave, more ‘under 35s’ are turning to classical music, Bridget Jones’ Diary to tour with live orchestra, call for women to write ‘human rights’ music, former Munich University Director Siegfried Mauser faces over 2 years imprisonment, and Deutsche Schallplattenkritik – German Record Critics published its awards for February 2018.

BBC News

YouTube unveils new music streaming service

YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

The Times

Today programme loses 65,000 listeners as audience tunes out

BBC listeners are ditching politics for classical music in the morning, according to official figures showing Radio 4’s Today programme losing its audience while the Radio 3 breakfast show soars.

Music Teacher

Call for women to write new music ‘for human rights’

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Office has launched a campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights.

Classic FM

More huge increases in Classic FM listeners under 35

According to figures released today, 5.6 million people now listen to Classic FM every week – and over a million of them are under 35.

The Guardian

Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers

Soprano Julie Fuchs was asked to leave an opera cast because her pregnancy would ‘compromise its artistic integrity’. Why are companies not looking at different kind of compromises?

Cosmopolitan 

Bridget Jones’s Diary with a live orchestra is touring the UK

Bridget Jones’s Diary is about to commence a tour across the country for the first time ever this November with a full live orchestra.

Opera Now

The Eden Project to stage its first ever opera

The Unsung Heroes of the Planet is a collaboration between music theatre company Gestalt Arts and leading scientists, and is about trees’ ability to communicate through underground networks of fungus.

The New York Times

A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line

David Lang has established himself as a master of powerful, large-scale public music through ambitious projects like “the public domain,” for 1,000 voices at Lincoln Center, and “symphony for a broken orchestra,” for hundreds of broken school instruments in Philadelphia.

Limelight

Melbourne Recital Centre receives $1 million bequest

The Betty Amsden Foundation has given $1 million to Melbourne Recital Centre, the largest bequest that the venue has received in its history. In memory of the late arts philanthropist Betty Amsden and her passion for music education, the significant sum will help fund a dedicated families and children’s program.

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Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik: die Bestenliste 2/2018 ist erschienen

Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik hat seine zweite Vierteljahresliste 2018 veröffentlicht. Insgesamt haben 157 Juroren aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz alle im letzten Quartal neu veröffentlichten Tonträger gesichtet und in 32 Kategorien die Besten der Besten ermittelt.

Klassik Heute 

Juan Diego Flórez ersetzt David Garrett bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz

Der Geiger David Garrett muss aus gesundheitlichen Gründen seinen für den 14. Juli geplanten Auftritt bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz absagen. Bereits gekaufte Karten für das seit langem ausverkaufte Open Air Konzert behalten ihre Gültigkeit. Die Münchner Philharmoniker konnten mit dem Tenor Juan Diego Flórez einen Gesangs-Weltstar als Einspringer für das Konzert verpflichten.

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Urteil: Mehr als 2 Jahre Haft für Ex-Hochschulrektor Siegfried Mauser

Der ehemalige Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule und des Salzburger Mozarteums ist aufgrund von drei Fällen der sexuellen Nötigung verurteilt worden. Staatsanwaltschaft und Gericht glaubten durch hinreichende Beweise sowohl der Haupt-, als auch den beiden Nebenklägerinnen.

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(Written on May 17, 2018 )

In today’s news: Classic BRITs announce sponsors, BBC radio wary of streaming services, queer Korean opera, orchestra performs Prince’s repertoire alongside Questlove, Conductor Currentzis and his „Fokus“-programme in the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Pianists Danae und Kiveli Dörren invite chamber music lovers to their Molyvos Music Festival, and acoustics seem off in the newly opened Elbphilharmonie.

Music Week 

Apple Music, Classic FM and PPL partner with Classic BRITs

The Classic BRIT Awards has revealed its official partners for this year’s ceremony. The awards show, which will air on ITV, takes place on June 13 at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Telegraph 

Radio could be killed by streaming services, head of BBC radio warns

BBC radio is under threat from streaming giants and must reinvent itself to survive, the corporation’s most senior music executive has said.

Classical-music.com

An unusual competition for young musicians

Most people enter a competition in order to win. The Two Moors Festival’s Young Musicians scheme, however, looks for four winners instead of one and provide a mini masterclass to each candidate.

The Guardian

Trojan Women: the Greek tragedy that became a queer Korean opera

A bold new show retells the Euripides classic through traditional pansori, K-pop and the story of ‘comfort women’ in the second world war.

Billboard

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince Tour Slated for Fall

Prince will be celebrated with the 35-city 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince, comprising of a full symphony orchestra for the first time, playing alongside a live band featuring vocalists.

Broadway World

Pianist Boris Giltburg Joins Pacific Symphony For A Night Of Russian Classical Music

Making his first appearance with Pacific Symphony, Moscow-born Israeli pianist, Boris Giltburg, brings fresh dynamism to one of the world’s best known piano concertos-Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Mehr als ein Dirigent: Der auf den Klippen tanzt

Seit Jahren schafft Teodor Currentzis es schon, die Klassik-Szene in Atem zu halten. Nun beschließt der Dirigent die ihm gewidmete „Fokus“-Reihe in der Alten Oper mit einem Rameau-Programm.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Doktor Faustus

Alfred Huber ist Arzt und im Nebenberuf Komponist.

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Schubert mit Schafen

Die Pianistinnen Danae und Kiveli Dörken laden ihre Künstlerfreunde zum Molyvos Music Festival ein, um auf Lesbos ein rauschendes Fest der Kammermusik zu feiern.

El País

Bioética del instrumento musical

Bernard Sève ahonda en las relaciones entre música y filosofía en un sorprendente ensayo.

The New York Times

Remembering Glenn Branca: Hear 10 of His Essential Works

Glenn Branca died this week at 69. The musician and composer spent decades shaping the worlds of avant-garde rock and contemporary classical music.

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Zumutung oder Offenbarung?

Nicht mehr und nicht weniger als ein gebautes Wunder erwartete die Welt, als am 11. Januar 2017 die Elbphilharmonie ihre Pforten öffnete.

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Prince performs at Skanderborg Festival 2013 in Denmark © PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images

 

 

 

(Written on May 16, 2018 )