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In today’s news: Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86, Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival, and thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius at the Royal Albert Hall. Expert Guide to Classical Concerts in NYC 2017 Fall Season, how mice singing determines their social behaviour, and Saxonia Art Minister is called to be in the Richard-Wagner-Foundation. 

The Guardian

Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86

Tributes paid to legendary director and ‘great impresario of the age’ following his death in London

Opera Now

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa quits public performance

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has announced her retirement from public performance.

Music Teacher

NYO announces CPD days

Music education hubs, music services, schools and music education professionals are invited to CPD days run by the National Youth Orchestra.

Classical Music Magazine

Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival

Meurig Bowen is to step down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival after ten years in the role. He is leaving to take up the post of artistic planning manager at the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music is now playable via the new Apple watch

That means people can stream 40m+ songs on their Apple Watch straight from the device – via Bluetooth headphones – just like they can from their smartphone.

Classic FM

Thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius at the Royal Albert Hall

A young musician and Syrian refugee will be playing one of the world’s finest instruments, thanks to Florian Leonhard Fine Violins and a Facebook post.

WQXR

Here’s Your Expert Guide to Classical Concerts, 2017 Fall Season

Excitement is building in New York City as major concert halls and music venues prepare to launch their fall seasons.

Codex flores

Lieder der Mäuse helfen ihr Sozialverhalten entschlüsseln

Mäuse haben ein Tonrepertoire über fünf Oktaven. Die Analyse der Mäuselieder kann wichtige Informationen über ihr Sozialverhalten oder für die Erforschung neuropsychischer Krankheiten liefern. 

Klassik.com

Dirigent Siegfried Köhler gestorben

Der Dirigent Siegfried Köhler ist tot. Er starb nach Angaben der Allgemeinen Zeitung im Alter von 94 Jahren in Wiesbaden.

Musik Heute

Sachsens Kunstministerin in Wagner-Stiftung berufen

Die Leipziger Richard-Wagner-Stiftung hat Sachsens Kunstministerin Eva-Maria Stange (SPD) zum 1. September in den Stiftungsrat berufen.

Twitter

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Sir Peter Hall
Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

(Written on September 13, 2017 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Will Self: ‘Opera remains the preserve of the rich’

Brecht and Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is a satire on money and hedonism written in an age of crisis. So can it rouse a Royal Opera House audience to activism, or will it be consumed like just another luxurious treat?

BBC Music Magazine

The A-Z of the piano

We celebrate the world’s most popular instrument with a look at 26 of its greatest features

Hidden treasures in Brahms’s early piano works

Boris Giltburg on rediscovering neglected scores

Classical Music Magazine

Arts Impact Fund puts £7m available to arts organisations in low-cost loans

A new fund combining public and private investment has been launched to promote the wider impact art has on society.

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Vladimir Ashkenazy honoured by Royal College of Music

The Prince of Wales presented legendary soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the iconic conductor and composer, Vladimir Ashkenazy, with honorary doctorates at a ceremony at the Royal College of Music.

International Arts Manager

CIPC Young Artists Competition to award top prize of USD25,000 (€22,100)

Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) has relaunched its biennial Young Artists Competition, repositioning it as a major event on the international calendar.

Zeit Online

“Ich bin doch kein Markenprodukt”

Der Sänger als Regisseur: Rolando Villazón inszeniert Puccinis “La Rondine” in Berlin. Hier spricht er übers Träumen, das Flanieren und das Glücksgefühl beim Proben.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Gericht stellt Verfahren wegen Blasphemie ein

Der Intendant und ein Regisseur des Opernhauses im russischen Nowosibirsk müssen sich nicht mehr vor Gericht für ihre „Tannhäuser“-Inszenierung verantworten. Das Verfahren wegen Schändung religiöser Symbole ist eingestellt.

Klavier.de

Klavierprofessor Lev Natochenny klagt gegen Pensionierung

Hochschulpräsident Thomas Rietschel will 65-Jährigen nicht weiterbeschäftigen.

pizzicato

Reine Elisabeth: 69 Candidates, 27% Coming From Korea

Out of 170 candidates for the 2015 violin competition, sent from all over the world, a jury chaired by Arie Van Lysebeth and composed of Pierre Amoyal, Patrice Fontanarosa, Mihaela Martin, Natalia Prischepenko, Marco Rizzi and Gilbert Varga has selected 69 candidates for the first public round, which starts on 4 May at Flagey in Brussels.

Park Hyun-Jung’s Revenge: Seoul Philharmonic Under Police Investigation

Police raided the offices of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) today in central Seoul, according to the Korean Times. The raid was the consequence of a plea by the former CEO of the Orchestra, Park Hyun-Jung.

El Mundo

Viaje por las entrañas de los genios de la historia de la música

Xavier Güell, alumno de Bernstein, recorre en su debut literario la partitura interior de los grandes fenómenos musicales que forjaron la historia. Una novela diferente porque habla en nombre de ellos.

Twitter

Music Education Expo @MusicEdExpo: At 10.10 in the Rhinegold Theare, @mectweets and the major exam boards set out plans for the new GCSEs, AS Levels and A Levels in music

Musical Futures ‏@musicalfutures : Core content to allow innovation, tighter assessment objectives. All exam boards to assess at same standard #MusicEdExpo

Gavin Plumley ‏@gavinplumley : Swan Lake @RoyalOperaHouse tonight and @MarkusWerba and @songpianist @wigmore_hall on Sunday. Not a bad weekend ahead!

NEWS RCM

Photo: Chris Christodoulou

 

(Written on March 13, 2015 )

The Strad

British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber joins charity Live Music Now as spokesman

The artist announced his retirement from performing in April due to injury

Classical source

Guildhall School announces Stephen Plaice as Writer in Residence for new MA in Opera Making and Writing programme offered in association with The Royal Opera House

The programme begins this month in association with the Royal Opera House (September 2014).

The Guardian

Acclaimed violinist gives Washington second chance to appreciate culture

Violinist Joshua Bell will return to perform in capital city’s metro after 2007 experiment failed to win subway audience’s attention

Die Presse

Staatsoper: Direktor Meyer will Muti nach Wien holen

Der Stardirigent könnte nach seinem Abschied aus der “Opera di Roma” bald wieder in Wien auftreten.

Musik-heute

Carl Bechstein Stiftung bietet Schulen kostenlos Klaviere

Die vor einem Jahr gegründete Carl Bechstein Stiftung hat bisher 40 Berliner Schulen kostenlos ein Klavier zur Verfügung gestellt.

Merkur online

Tenor Daniel Behle freut sich auf “Dreierpack”

Im Interview spricht Tenor Daniel Behle über sein vielseitiges Tenor-Repertoire und neue Pläne.

The New York Times

Music Director Laments Lockout

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Backs Performers

Classicalite

Polish Experts Prove Frédéric Chopin Died of Tuberculosis

Heart Corroborates 1849 Death Certificate

 

Twitter

The Opera Awards: @TheOperaAwards: Congratulations to our new 2014 Opera Awards Foundation bursary winners. A full list can be found here:http://operaawards.org/bursaries.aspx

The Royal Opera: @TheRoyalOpera What is it with composers and storms?! How composers use musical maelstroms as a device: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/stormy-weather-how-opera-composers-use-musical-maelstroms … ^C

ISM: @ISM_music 70 young Londoners are to be awarded 4-year music scholarships as @TrinityC_L to sponsor the @Mayorsmusic Fund Awards http://ow.ly/BR5pd

 

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(Written on September 24, 2014 )

Classical Music Magazine

Southbank and skaters reach agreement on QEH undercroft

Following a protracted dispute with the skating community over plans for the £100m-plus ‘Festival Wing’ redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Hayward Gallery and surrounding open spaces, the Southbank Centre has agreed not to give over the QEH’s undercroft for retail development and to continue to allow the space to be used in its current form.

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa warns of visa impact on international singers

Soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has warned of the restricting impact of visas for international singers hoping to work or study in the UK.

The Strad

Czech violinist Jan Mráček wins International Fritz Kreisler Competition

The 23-year-old artist receives €15,000 and performances with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Pizzicato

Atlanta Symphony Cancels 17 Concerts Until November 8

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announced the cancellation of its orchestral concerts through November 8, due to negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement between ASO management and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association.

Telegraph

World’s first plastic trumpet encourages kids to ‘have a go’

The hi-tech, low cost trumpet, made entirely from plastic, has been developed to encourage more children to take up the ‘traditional’ instrument

Focus

Ivan Repušić neuer Generalmusikdirektor in Hannover

Der kroatische Dirigent Ivan Repušić wird in der Spielzeit 2016/2017 neuer Generalmusikdirektor an der Staatsoper in Hannover.

Dresden 1 TV

Baubeginn für neuen Konzertsaal

Für die Beteiligten gab es jetzt Grund zum feiern. Die Entkernung des Gebäudes ist beendet und der Bau des Neuen Konzertsaals kann beginnen.

Concerti

Kurz gefragt Nils Mönkemeyer

„Ich war eher Spätzünder“

The New York Times

At Met’s Opening Night, Protesting a Production

Some traditions of opening night at the Metropolitan Opera go back decades, like beginning with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” while others are more recent, like showing the operas free on outdoor movie screens at Lincoln Center and Times Square.

El mundo

‘Réquiem’ por el descanso de El Greco

La Orquesta y el Coro del Teatro Real interpretaron en la catedral de Toledo la emocionante misa de Mozart

Twitter

Boosey & Hawkes ‏@Boosey_London: Score of the day: Simpson, Sparks. View for free here: http://bit.ly/16md46V

CityofLondonSinfonia ‏@CityLdnSinfonia: These made us laugh – how many are you guilty of?! http://bit.ly/1skIJCt  #annoyingmusohabits

Stephen Fry ‏@stephenfry: Who would you play #TheLastPost for? Remember #WW1 through music this November with @superact_uk’s heritage project http://bit.ly/1oB4Tbo

BBC Radio 3 ‏@BBCRadio3: If you missed last night’s #Operaon3, Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera from @glyndebourne is on the iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04hympd … #GFOFinta

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Photo: The Telegraph

(Written on September 23, 2014 )

The Guardian

Pet Shop Boys, CBeebies and Military Wives among Proms debuts

Other highlights of this year’s BBC Proms season include the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and the return of both Daniel Barenboim and Marin Alsop, announces outgoing director Roger Wright

The Telegraph

Proms 2014: Top ten concerts

As this summer’s BBC Proms programme is announced, Ivan Hewett selects the best concerts

Classic FM

Classical music street art

Sometimes our favourite music pops up in the most unlikely places. Discover the most beautiful classical music-inspired street art.

Classical Music Magazine

Music education campaigning steps up as councils pressured out of supporting music 

A consultation document on local education funding shows that central government expects local government to cease funding music in English schools from 2016.

Limelight Magazine

Dame Kiri’s final bow?

The opera star writes exclusively for Limelight about ending her stage career and the good times ahead.

Die Welt

Johann Sebastian Bach – Fetischist der Vierzehn

König David hat Bach berufen: Bei der Zahlenmystik des größten Barockkomponisten lassen sich Wahrheit und Legende längst nicht mehr unterscheiden. Das lehrt effektvoll eine Ausstellung in Eisenach.

Tagesspiegel

Die Pläne der Philharmoniker: Proben für die neue Zeit

Brahms, Schumann, Sibelius: Die Berliner Philharmoniker stellen ihre Saison 2014/15 vor – und gründen ein eigenes Label.

Washington Post

After longest labor dispute in U.S. orchestral history, Osmo Vänskä considers his options 

For the musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, the Finnish conductor who will lead them in three performances this week, is a welcome returnee, a once-frequent visitor to the Kennedy Center podium coming back for the first time since 2007.

Classical News on Twitter

the listener: ‏@inthetheatre  Ben Heppner, star tenor, announces retirement from singing | @scoopit http://sco.lt/6epEob 

Worcester News: ‏@worcesternews Elgar’s music to feature heavily during BBC Proms 2014: THE BBC’s annual celebration of classical music comes … http://bit.ly/1icN30e 

BBC Music Magazine:@MusicMagazine Six of the best musical settings of Romeo and Juliet to celebrate the Bard’s 450th | HappyBirthdayShakespeare http://www.classical-music.com/article/six-best-musical-settings-shakespeares-romeo-and-juliet …

CM editors:@ClassicalMusic Michael Dervan has some interesting thoughts on Lang Lang – he’d like to see him tackle contemporary music http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/the-low-down-on-lang-lang-and-how-china-will-change-music-1.1770190?page=1 …

Gramophone:@GramophoneMag Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Undance: from the stage to recording studio  http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/gramophone-guest-blog/tracing-the-evolution-of-a-new-ballet …

The Guardian

The Guardian

(Written on April 25, 2014 )

Classic FM Online

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to retire from opera stage?

New Zealand opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has suggested that she will retire from the opera stage, on the eve of her 70th birthday.

Leonard Slatkin encourages concert audience to use mobile phone cameras

Conductor Leonard Slatkin surprised attendees at a Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert by encouraging them to take photos and videos of the performance with their phones, and to post them on the internet via social media.

Gramophone

Founder of Lyrita Richard Itter has died

Richard Itter was the founder of Lyrita Recorded Edition as a mail-order subscription label in 1959 (with the first LPs issued the following year) and over the next 32 years created a superb catalogue of largely orchestral British music.

Daily Mail

CHRIS DEERIN: I adore classical music. How can I pass the baton to a new generation?

Chris Deerin on Classical Music

Rafael Bonachela: From Madonna to JS Bach

Sydney Dance Co’s AD used to chose Madonna over flamenco, but nowadays it’s classical that sets his toes tapping.

The Telegraph

iTunes Festival may force imminent iOS 7.1 update

A well-connected Apple blogger claims that iOS 7.1 will be released within days as it is needed to support new features to allow the upcoming iTunes Festival in Texas to be live-streamed to devices around the world

Die Welt

Wanderhuren aus dem finsteren Zeitalter der Oper

Lange waren Barockopern etwas für Nerds. Heute gibt es eine ganze Industrie, die sie als gefühlige Events vermarktet. Wie die Alte Musik die Klassikbranche und die Seelen retten soll.
Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on March 5, 2014 )

The Guardian

Philip Glass, composer – portrait of the artist

Philip Glass talks about the stars he’d like to work with, the price of fame and why an artist has to be true to himself

The Times

Dame Kiri suffers stage fright on set of Downton Abbey

Dame Kiri, who retired from full-scale opera performances in 2009, suffered sleepless nights ahead of her TV acting debut

Classic FM Online

Hans Zimmer to receive Outstanding Contribution award at 2013 Classic BRITs

Film music composer Hans Zimmer has been announced as the winner of this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the 2013 Classic BRIT Awards

Kiri te Kanawa makes Downton cast cry

The cast of ITV’s Downton Abbey were reduced to tears by a performance from Dame Kiri te Kanawa during filming of the programme’s forthcoming fourth season

The Show Must Go On

On Bank Holiday Monday 26 August 8-10pm, Gareth Davies – the London Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Flautist – tells the story of the LSO’s 1912 tour of the U.S.A. and compares it with the orchestra’s tours to America, Japan and a range of other destinations exactly 100 years later

Russell Watson: “New material is very, very exciting”

As tenor Russell Watson prepares for a summer of concerts and gears up for a new record later in the year, we chat to him about good dry cleaners, avoiding the rain and where his career is at the moment

The Telegraph

Charlotte Church interview: ‘I’ve been a raving feminist all my life

Peroxide hair, an edgy band, and a new-found feminist fervour… Craig McLean finds out if this is really the same Charlotte Church the world once knew as the Voice of an Angel

 
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Classic FM Online

(Written on August 14, 2013 )

In the Observer yesterday, Vanessa Thorpe highlighted the apparent sexism in the arts, stating that is it “the norm” in the UK for men to fill the top positions in artistic and cultural institutions. The original article cites a few influential and inspirational women, including Director of the British Film Institute, Amanda Neville, and Random House’s Chief Executive Gail Rebuck, but we wanted to share a few of our female inspirations, and ask you to tell us yours!

 

Jude Kelly – Artistic Director, Southbank Centre

Jude Kelly is one of the few women in a top position in her field, and encourages and advises other women to get involved and persevere in arts through initiatives such as the Women of the World Festival, She also strives, and succeeds, in introducing and welcoming new audiences to experience classical music through extensive series events, whilst keeping the regular crowds interested and pleasantly surprised.

 

Sarah Derbyshire – Managing Director, National Children’s Orchestra

Sarah, who has previously spearheaded projects like Live Music Now, is kind, funny, creative and ambitious, all at the same time. Liked and admired by colleagues and industry, she is a real inspiration to other women.

 

Margaret Atwood – Poet, Novellist, Literary Critic, Essayist and Environmental Activist

Margaret Atwood writes with an amazingly wide perspective, which resists the traditional view of women. She is also an exquisite satirist and wit.

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Maria João Pires – Pianist

Maria has a phenomenal talent and her performances are always timeless. Not only was she performing Mozart publicly at the age of 7, but she is still in demand for performances and recordings sixty years later. Off the concert stage, Maria’s focus on charity is worth celebrating – she runs outreach programmes around the world.

 

Clara Schumann – Pianist and Composer

Clara Schumann is perhaps an obvious choice for an iconic, influential women in music, but her work – which spanned more than six decades – changed the public’s tastes and appreciation of music. She was also one of the first pianists to perform from memory, something which her reviewers noted as being particularly extraordinary!

 

Doon Mackichan – Comedienne and Actor

Doon Mackichan is a brilliant comic performer and writer. She is darkly witty and has worked on some of the most popular comedy of recent times, which are often male-dominated: Alan Partridge, The Day Today, Nathan Barley and Brass Eye, as well as one third of the triumvirate performing in the female sketch show Smack the Pony.

 

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa – Opera Singer and Mentor

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is an inspiration and highly successful musician, who in 2004 founded the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation and is committed to mentoring young singers through mentoring, financial aid and advice.

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(Written on March 25, 2013 )

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa set for Downton Abbey appearance

The fourth season of Downton Abbey will feature a cameo appearance from Kiwi soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Gramophone

Tenebrae to release Alexander Levine’s The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom

Chamber choir Tenebrae will give the UK premiere of Alexander Levine’s The Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom directed by Nigel Short in the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London this Thursday, March 7

The Guardian

New BBC director general Tony Hall: ‘It’s about setting the conditions whereby artists flourish’

Tony Hall started working for the BBC 40 years ago, but left when he failed to get the director general’s job. Now, more than a decade later, he’s got it

The Huffington Post (via musicalchairs.info)

Doing More About Diversity in America’s Orchestras

I have been reflecting on diversity and orchestras lately, prompted by some work we are doing at theLeague of American Orchestras and my recent participation in SphinxCon 2013 in Detroit, which examined diversity, inclusion and equity in the arts

PR Newswire (via musicalchairs.info)

Carnegie Hall Announces Musicians Selected For First National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America 

Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 120 exceptional young musicians from across America who have been specially selected to come together from June 30 through July 23, 2013 to create the first NYO-USA

The Epoch Times (via musicalchairs.info)

Armando Trovajoli Dies: ‘Voice of Rome’ Composer Dies at 95

Armando Trovajoli dies: The Italian film composer for hundreds of films, Armando Trovajoli, described as the “the voice of Rome,” died recently

The Queen awards Regius Professorship for music to Royal Holloway, University of

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(Written on March 5, 2013 )