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In today’s classical news: Roman Totenberg’s stolen Stradivarius is reintroduced by Mira Wang, and PRS for Music celebrates the first birthday of its Member Anti-Piracy System. Duelling’ violin brothers Vladimir & Anton discuss the lost art of classical improvisation. Researchers have found that accelerometers in smart devices can be hacked using sound waves. Are non-profits a sustainable system for classical music?

The Times 

Conductor more minor than Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim first conducted an orchestra at the age of 12 while Sir Simon Rattle was 13.

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PRS for Music announces anti-piracy successes

PRS for Music is celebrating the first birthday of its Member Anti-Piracy System (MAPS), which allows music creators to remove their repertoire from unlicensed online services and platforms.

Robert Murray withdraws from ENO’s Partenope

Robert Murray has withdrawn from ENO’s production of Partenope following a fall. He is suffering from severe concussion and has been advised to rest as far as possible.

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Harness the Power of Classical Music: Five Reasons Why Classical Music should be on your Playlist

Classical music is powerful, and that’s no secret. May it be playing the piano, a Cremona violin perhaps, or cello amongst others, there’s always a certain beauty in putting together a beautiful piece and making a whole music out of it.

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Plagiatsvorwurf gegen designierten Wiener Staatsopernchef

Bogdan Roscic, dem designierten Intendant der Wiener Staatsoper wird vorgeworfen, sich in einer Arbeit über Theodor Adorno, mit der er 1988 in Wien promovierte, des Plagiats schuldig gemacht zu haben.

Music Business Worldwide

Deezer strikes major partnership with french retailer FNAC

Interesting news out of France: The market’s No.1 physical music retailer, FNAC, is getting into bed with its No.1 streaming music provider, Deezer.

Classic FM

How do you memorise music?

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra first played a piece of music from memory in 2010. It was Grieg’s five-part Holberg Suite. And while it was normal to see soloists performing from memory, it was something else to see a whole orchestra without music.

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Is nonprofit the best way to do classical music?

Is non-profit status a good thing for classical music? It’s the standard model in the United States, but does that mean it’s the best model?

The Guardian 

The Damnation of Faust review – Liverpool Phil moves from loftiest speculation to the lowliest taverns

Berlioz’s “dramatic legend” eludes any single genre – is it a philosophical oratorio? An opera of the imagination? A macabre, metaphysical satire featuring lowbrow songs about fleas and a eulogy to a dead rat?

The Strad

Whatever happened to improvisation in classical music?

‘Duelling’ violin brothers Vladimir & Anton grew up surrounded by Romani music and use a variety of Romani techniques in their performances – including writing their own variations and cadenzas. Here they discuss the lost art of classical improvisation.

The New York Times

Misha Mengelberg, Bold and Spirited Jazz Pianist, Dies at 81

Misha Mengelberg, a Dutch pianist and composer who approached the jazz tradition with an adventurous spirit and an antic sense of humor, died on March 3 in Amsterdam. He was 81.

The Washington Post 

Roman Totenberg’s stolen Stradivarius was once lost forever. Now, it plays again.

No two Strads are alike, they say, but the violin that Mira Wang reintroduced to the world Monday night is truly special. It was gone for decades, stolen after a concert in 1980, and its owner, Roman Totenberg, died in 2012 thinking it would never be seen again.

Pitchfork

Music Can Be Used to Hack Phones, Computers, and Cars, New Research Shows

“It’s like the opera singer who hits the note to break a wine glass, only in our case, we can spell out words.”

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Sound and Music Watch “The Iris Murder” an award winning new chamber opera by Alasdair Nicolson and librettist John Gallas. https://t.co/DsIvOw2Iu0

Classical Music News CD Spotlight. Brilliantly Performed
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(Written on March 15, 2017 )

In today’s news, Vienna celebrates the 150th anniversary of Strauss’ Donauwaltz, and an insight into the role classical crossovers play in radio broadcasting. A classical revolution is arising in Madras, and Mandy Parnell surfaces as a hidden powerhouse influence in modern music. The Grammys tackle race politics from last weekend’s award ceremony, and the Vienna Philharmonic plays an homage to Schubert.

The Guardian

Master blaster: the woman making Björk, Aphex Twin and Eno sound so good

Parnell is one of the country’s leading mastering engineers, and this is where the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Max Richter and Brian Eno come to hear their finished tracks. Parnell has polished a huge number of albums here including, last year, Jamie xx’s In Colour and Aphex Twin’s Syro.

Classical Music Magazine

Chamber concert in aid of Arco project

Students at Birmingham Conservatoire are holding a chamber music concert later this month in aid of the Arco (Cape Gate MIAGI Centre for Music & Birmingham Conservatoire) project, which sees strings students aged between eight and 16 in South Africa participate in weekly instrumental Skype lessons given by academics, current students and alumni of Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Washington Post

Do the Grammys have a race problem? No, their president says — they’re like Trump’s election

The Grammys’ race problem followed the awards show all the way to the stage this year, when a white singer once again beat an acclaimed black artist for the top honor — but this time called attention to the fact.

BBC News

How an Indian maestro is taking classical music to the masses

India’s southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras) is witnessing a musical revolution of sorts.

The Harvard Press

Warner Free Lecture: The ‘other’ sounds of nature in music

Explosive, turbulent, violent—these are not the usual words to describe classical music inspired by the sounds of nature. And yet, by contrast, their musical presence adds richness to the perfect pitch of the hermit thrush’s song, the jazz riffs depicting clouds, the rhythmic sound of the surf at the seaside, and more.

Klassik

Wien feiert 150-jähriges Jubiläum des Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss

Die Johann-Strauss-Gesellschaft Wien hat eine Feier zum 150-jährigen Jubiläum des sogenannten Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss (Sohn) ausgerichtet.

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Eine kleine Tagesbegleitmusik

Was Crossover für klassische Musik in öffentlich-rechtlichen Kulturradios bedeutet

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Interview Daniel Barenboim

Man kann seine Visionen wie ein Prophet in die Welt hinaustragen, man kann sie aber auch ganz einfach verwirklichen. Daniel Barenboim gehört zu letztgenannter Spezies: als genialer Pragmatiker, der seine Kräfte und Mittel dazu nutzt, seine Ideen in die Wirklichkeit umzusetzen.

The New York Times

Highlights From the Met Opera’s 2017-18 Season

A starry new production of “Tosca”; the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” based on a Buñuel film; and a Mozart work set in Coney Island are among the highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 season.

The Vienna Philharmonic Remembers Schubert

Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, nicknamed “Unfinished,” forms the centerpiece of a three-part concert series by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra that opens on Friday, Feb. 24.

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Classical Music News Vienna remembers Jewish roots of its most famous tune

Music History  in 1884 FP of ‘s Orchestral Suite No. 2, in Moscow.

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(Written on February 16, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Pierre-Laurent Aimard wins 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, PRS Foundation announces latest Composers’ Fund beneficiaries, and Bournemouth Symphony announces partnership with Trinity Laban. Also, Riccardo Chailly starts a new series of recordings with Decca, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center announce $25,000 Composer’s Prize Winner.

Classical Music Magazine

Pierre-Laurent Aimard wins 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

Worth €250,000 (£212,000), the award is given in recognition of a life devoted to the service of music; former recipients include Aimard’s mentors Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen, György Kurtàg and György Ligeti.

PRS Foundation announces latest Composers’ Fund beneficiaries

The Fund awards £150,000 annually to support composers and enable them to realise projects and ambitions that may not be possible through traditional commissioning models.

Bournemouth Symphony and Trinity Laban announce partnership

BSO and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance have announced a new long-term partnership aimed at improving the diversity of the UK orchestral profession and increasing professional development opportunities for young musicians across southwest England.

International Arts Manager

Riccardo Chailly begins a new series of recordings with Decca

Teatro alla Scala in Milan is to release a new series of recordings. The announcement comes following the beginning of Riccardo Chailly’s tenure as music director, which began on 1 January this year.

The Violin Channel

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Announce $25,000 Composer’s Prize Winner

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has announced Welsh composer Huw Watkins as the recipient of the 2017 Elise L. Stoeger Prize.

The New York Times

The Big Debuts Of Carnegie Hall’s Next Season

It might seem as if every major classical musician has played Carnegie Hall — but its next season, which begins in October, features some big debuts.

Die Zeit

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard mit Musiknobelpreis ausgezeichnet

Der französische Pianist hat den Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis verliehen bekommen. Er sei eine “Schlüsselfigur im Musikleben unserer Zeit”, heißt es in der Begründung.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Was man den Zugvögeln ablauschen kann

Zu Lebzeiten konnten Brahms, Dvořák, Tschaikowsky und Bruckner nicht an seinen Erfolg heranreichen. Doch Niels Wilhelm Gade geriet in Vergessenheit. Jetzt feiern Dänen und Deutsche den 200. Geburtstag des Komponisten.

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Barenboim plant Konzert in Flüchtlingslager für Syrer in Nahost

Mit der Aktion wolle sich das von arabischen und israelischen Musikern gebildete West-Eastern Divan Orchester stärker als Friedensbotschafter der Vereinten Nationen profilieren.

Klassik heute

Afghanisches Frauenorchester auf Tournee

Mehr als 30 Schülerinnen des Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) aus Kabul sowie zehn Schülerinnen und Schüler des Hochbegabtenzentrums der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar musizieren gemeinsam bei Konzerten in Berlin.

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London Philharmonic @LP Tim Walker explains our continuation of & new festival in our new 17/18 season

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

(Written on January 26, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, University of St Andrews is to reveal plans for a new music centre later this month. A charity has launched a research project and announced funding to support up to 20 postgraduate students on the investigation of music that were written during the Holocaust. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is the first prize winner of Indianapolis Competition. Anipo, a French organisation is encouraging musicians to fit electronic chips to their instruments and bows and register them with the network in order to fight instrument thefts. Also, an “opera without voices” for Syria, and the Elbphilharmonie’s small hall is compared to a cave.

Classical Music Magazine

University of St Andrews to reveal plans for new music centre

The University of St Andrews is to unveil plans for a new £8m music centre later this month.

CMUSE

Research project launched to study the music of the Holocaust

A London-based charity has announced funding to provide support for up to 20 postgraduate students to investigate the music written during the Holocaust.

The Violin Channel

Augustin Hadelich – Indianapolis Competition 1st Prize Winner

Italian-born German violinist Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of the new generation’s top-tier concert virtuosi.

The Strad

Musician network Anipo aims to prevent instrument theft with electronic chip

The French organisation is encouraging musicians around the world to fit electronic chips to their instruments and bows and register them with the network.

Pizzicato

Robert Moody Quits As Music Director Of The Winston-Salem Symphony

Robert Moody, Music Director Of The Winston-Salem Symphony (North Carolina) has announced his departure in May 2018.

The New York Times

A Long Party of Concerts to Celebrate Anton Bruckner

Renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim is to present Bruckner’s nine numbered symphonies in nine concerts.

Der Tagesspiegel

Grotte mit Galerie

Zweiter Tag der Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung: Auch der Kleine Saal ist optisch und akustisch gelungen. Ein Konzert mit dem Hausensemble Resonanz.

Die Welt

Liebe Hamburger, das kommt Weltklasse sehr nahe

Der Akustiktest geht weiter: Jetzt wurde auch im kleinen Saal der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie das erste Konzert gegeben. Eine schmale Schachtel mit vielen Möglichkeiten und warmem Klang.

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Bayerische Staatsoper sucht neue Doppelspitze – Zeit für Experimente?

Die Berufung von Bogdan Roščić zum künftigen Intendanten der Wiener Staatsoper war ein kulturpolitischer Paukenschlag. Die Auswirkungen dessen heizen jetzt die Diskussion an, wer 2021 in die Chefetage der Bayerischen Staatsoper einziehen wird.

El Mundo

Una ‘ópera sin voces’ para Siria

El compositor Alfredo Aracil y el diseñador Alberto Corazón presentan el Museo Reina Sofía ‘Siempre / Todavía‘.

Los Angeles Times

James Conlon to stay at L.A. Opera at least through 2020-21 season

James Conlon, the popular music director of the L.A. Opera celebrating his 10th anniversary with the company this year, will be sticking around for a while longer.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Emmerich Smola Förderpreis 2017 für Sheva Tehoval und Konstantin Lee

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Find out more about the man behind the work on our January cover CD, Carl Orff.

Help Musicians UK @HelpMusiciansUK It’s ‘s Women In Music event in association with &

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Photo: Anipo.org/ French organisation that aims to prevent instrument theft with electronic chip

(Written on January 16, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has announced on his website that he will be withdrawing from opera performances from now on. Renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim opens a project that marks the culmination of the leading musician and conductor’s life’s work in bringing together musicians from the Middle East. London Philharmonic Orchestra has launched the LPO Junior Artists Programme in a bid to promote diversity and inclusion. Also, the 17-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been given a lifelong loan of a 1610 Amati cello.

Opera Now Magazine

Hvorostovsky withdraws from opera ‘for the foreseeable future’

Dmitri Hvorostovsky has announced that he is withdrawing from opera performances ‘for the foreseeable future’.

The Guardian

Daniel Barenboim opens Berlin music academy for Middle East students

Composer says school, which will take in 90 new talents from the region each year, is ‘attempt at creating peace through music’.

Music Teacher Magazine

London Philharmonic Orchestra launches LPO Junior Artists Programme

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has launched the LPO Junior Artists Programme in a bid to promote diversity and inclusion.

CMUSE

17-year-old musician given lifelong loan of 1610 Amati cello

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year award in May, has been given a lifelong loan of a 1610 Amati cello.

The Strad

Violinist Amalia Hall named Orchestra Wellington concertmaster

The 27-year-old New Zealand-born artist will join the ensemble from its first subscription concert in May next year.

nmz

Erste Teile des Mailänder Ricordi-Archivs übers Internet einsehbar

Tausende Dokumente der italienischen Operngeschichte sind ab sofort über das Internet einsehbar. Nach mehrjähriger Vorarbeit ist ein erster Teil des „Archivio Storico Ricordi“ in Mailand für die Öffentlichkeit nutzbar.

Der Tagesspiegel

Zuhören ist die größte Kunst

Daniel Barenboim feiert den Geburtstag von Michael Naumann, hält Lobreden auf Deutschland und betont am Tag ihrer Eröffnung, dass die Akademie keine Friedensengel ausbilde.

Musik Heute

“Madama Butterfly” im TV mit Zuschauerrekord

Die Liveübertragung von Giacomo Puccinis “Madama Butterfly” aus der Mailänder Scala hat am Mittwochabend die höchste Einschaltquote erreicht, die je bei einer Opernübertragung im italienischen Fernsehen verzeichnet worden ist. 12,5 Millionen Italiener verfolgten die Premierenvorstellung zur Eröffnung der neuen Spielzeit.

Klassik.com

Leipziger Grundschule soll nach Dirigent Kurt Masur benannt werden

Der im vergangenen Dezember verstorbene Dirigent Kurt Masur soll Namenspate einer Leipziger Grundschule werden. Sozialbürgermeister Thomas Fabian zufolge habe die Schule nach intensiver Beschäftigung mit Masur und seinen Idealen ein Konzept entwickelt, wie die Bezugnahme auf Kurt Masur im Schulalltag konkretisiert werden kann.

Bariton Dmitri Hvorostovsky muss pausieren

Der russische Bariton Dmitri Hvorostovsky kann bis auf weiteres nicht an Opernbühnen auftreten. Krankheitsbedingte Gleichgewichtsprobleme stehen Auftritten in Operninszenierungen entgegen.

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Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Christian Thielemann joins London’s Royal Academy http://dlvr.it/MrQbqN #ClassicalMusic

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Music History @today_classical #Today in 1967 Birth of American violinist @JoshuaBellMusic 🎂 Best wishes! #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

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Photo: Pavel Antonov

(Written on December 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, conductor Cristian Măcelaru talks about music and equality, and how it changes us. Aldeburgh Music announces rebrand, changing its name to Snape Maltings. Saimir Pirgu was presented with the Verona Lirica Award 2016. Also, Garsington Opera has named baritone Benjamin Lewis and conductor Jack Ridley as the recipients of this year’s Leonard Ingrams Foundation awards.

Classical Music Magazine

Aldeburgh Music announces rebrand

Aldeburgh Music is to change its name to Snape Maltings as it prepares for the 50th anniversary of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall in 2017.

RLPO appoints new board members

Mel Grodner and Vanessa Reed have been appointed to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s board of directors.

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Conductor Cristian Măcelaru on why music is the true equalizer

Cristian Măcelaru sees music as something that can change us.

BBC News

Brothers play music for Wrexham hospital kidney patients

Kidney patients undergoing dialysis treatment at Wrexham Maelor Hospital are being offered personal performances by members of the locally-based NEW Sinfonia orchestra.

Opera Now Magazine

Saimir Pirgu wins Verona Lirica Award 2016

Saimir Pirgu was presented with the Verona Lirica Award 2016 at the Teatro Filarmonico in Verona on 13 November.

Garsington Opera announces Leonard Ingrams Foundation award recipients

Garsington Opera has named baritone Benjamin Lewis and conductor Jack Ridley as the recipients of this year’s Leonard Ingrams Foundation awards, which support, encourage and nurture the best young artists involved in bringing opera to the stage.

CMUSE

Dutch composer constructs grand piano using 29,000 lego pieces

Most people would be satisfied if they managed to build a model piano out of lego. But for Jeroen van Veen, a composer living near Rotterdam in the Netherlands, that’s just child’s play.

Aftenposten

Nå tar hun med seg musikktalentene til Sør-Korea

Soon-Mi Chung har hatt så si alle norske stryker-talenter i opplæring. Denne uken er hun sammen med 38 av dem i Sør-Korea der de skal spille i et av verdens mest prestisjefylte konserthus.

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Gerichtsurteil: GEMA darf keine Einnahmen an Musikverlage ausschütten

Musikverlagen in Deutschland drohen Einnahmeverluste in Millionenhöhe. Nach einem Urteil des Berliner Kammergerichts haben die Verlage kein Recht, ohne weiteres an den Einnahmen aus Urheberrechten von Komponisten und Textern beteiligt zu werden.

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Debatte über Interimsstandort der Stuttgarter Oper

In Stuttgart werden derzeit Vorschläge zum Standort einer Interimsspielstätte diskutiert, die während der rund fünfjährigen Sanierungszeit des Opernhauses genutzt werden soll.

Musik heute

Telekom-Klavierwettbewerb startet Bewerbungsphase

Die International Telekom Beethoven Competition startet die Bewerbungsphase für die nächste Ausgabe Ende 2017. Vom 15. November 2016 bis zum 15. Mai 2017 können sich junge Pianisten anmelden.

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Classical Diary @ClassicalDiary ‘How to make an audition video without spending a fortune’ by Nathan Cole, 1st Associate Concertmaster @LAPhil https://t.co/pGZzc3XWUu

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1942 Birth of Argentine-born Israeli #pianist and conductor @DBarenboim #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

The Violin Channel @violinchannel ow.ly/uJDI306ad95 ASK THE PROS | James Ehnes – “Practicing Without Annoying Your Neighbours” [ADVICE] @JamesEhnes

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(Written on November 15, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Sir Jonathan Mills speaks about the “domination of London” in culture and politics, Dudamel Fellows announces 2016/17 partcipating conductors, and a live symphony orchestra will perform the entire Harry Potter film score in a new series of concerts. Also, Britain’s church bell ringers don’t limit themselves to sunday services, and John Williams confirms he will score eighth Star Wars film.

The Times

London’s ‘domination of culture’ must now end, says ex-director

Sir Jonathan Mills, who curated his final international festival programme in 2014, said the “domination of London” in culture and politics could no longer be sustained.

Classical Music Magazine

Dudamel Fellows 2016/17 announced

Paulo Bortolameolli, Elim Chan and Kachun Wong have been announced as Dudamel Fellows for 2016/17. They will participate in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s orchestral, education and community programmes, and will also receive personal mentoring.

The Guardian

Daniel Barenboim on ageing, mistakes and why Israel and Iran are twin brothers

At 73, the conductor is still lobbying presidents and bellowing at the violins in five languages. But has his passion project – an orchestra of players from across the Middle East – achieved any real change?

Evening Standard

A live symphony orchestra will perform the entire Harry Potter film score in a new series of concerts

Fans will get the chance to hear music from the films performed in their entirety by a live symphony orchestra, with music from the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone kicking off proceedings.

The New York Times

Britain’s Church Bell Ringers Don’t Limit Themselves to Sunday Services

There are about 5,000 churches in Britain, and almost everyone lives within hearing range of one of them. Bell-ringing enthusiasts are called campanologists, and the country has about 40,000 of them.

CMUSE

John Williams confirms he will score eighth Star Wars film

John Williams, Hollywood’s most decorated film composer, has relieved Star Wars fans by confirming that he will be scoring the soundtrack for the upcoming eighth film in the series.

nmz

Zeitung: Bund erwägt Übernahme der Berliner Philharmoniker

Der Bund hat einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge Interesse an einer Übernahme der Berliner Philharmoniker. Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters (CDU) schwebe im Rahmen der Verhandlungen für den neuen Hauptstadtkulturvertrag ein finanzielles Engagement für das weltberühmte Ensemble vor.

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Musikfest Bremen 2016 vor dem Start

Am Samstag, 20. August, beginnt mit der Großen Nachtmusik das 27. Musikfest Bremen. Beim Eröffnungsabend „Große Nachtmusik“ stehen 27 Konzerte in drei Zeitschienen rund um den illuminierten Bremer Marktplatz auf dem Programm.

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Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen für Streicher ausgeschrieben

Der Internationale Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen wendet sich im kommenden Jahr an junge Musiker der Fächer Viola und Kontrabass. Bewerbungen aus aller Welt würden bis zum 31. Januar 2017 angenommen.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms Our Virtual Orchestra is nearly complete, but you can still take part! UK kazoo players: your time has come. http://bbc.in/2bG0wmu

Tido Music @tidomusic Slow practice… did it! Excellent article by on how to enjoy ultra-slow practice

BR Klassik @BR_Klassik In voller Länge nachhören: die Oper “Thaïs” von Jules Massenet beim mit u http://bit.ly/2aYtmbx

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A live symphony orchestra will perform the entire Harry Potter film score in a new series of concerts. Credit: Warner Bros

(Written on August 17, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Musical Futures’ CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity, first staged Wagner production comes to Singapore, and the new boutique festival Camper Calling takes place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Also, Lincoln Trio honours its families’ national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios, and Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in place of recuperating Christoph von Dohnányi.

Classical Music Magazine

Musical Futures CEO to undertake 12-hour ‘pianothon’

Musical Futures CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity. D’Amore will perform for 12 hours in the Yamaha Store on London’s Wardour Street on 1 September.

First staged Wagner production comes to Singapore

A forthcoming production of The Flying Dutchman will be the first performance of a fully-staged opera by Wagner in Singapore. The production will take place at the Victoria Theatre from 23 to 30 October.

The Telegraph

Warning: this opera may cause offence

Is the operatic world becoming more risk-averse? Cautious signals from Covent Garden and now this summer’s Edinburgh International Festival would seem to suggest it is.

Music Week

New boutique festival coming to the midlands

ABC, the Magic Numbers, The Hoosiers, Toploader, Alcester’s Jack Blackman and Dodgy  are among the first run of acts to be confirmed to appear at the upcoming Camper Calling event – a new boutique festival set to take place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Music News

Joseph Gordon-Levitt busks in subway station

Joseph Gordon-Levitt thrilled fans with his musical skills when he turned busker in a subway station as part of a new promo for his production company hitRECord.

Broadwayworld

Lincoln Trio Honors Ancestry with Works by English, Armenian and Swiss Composers

Celebrated Chicago chamber ensemble Lincoln Trio honors its families’ national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios by composers from England, Armenia, and Switzerland.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Nelsons To Replace Recuperating Dohnányi

Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its now traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Sunday, August 28th, at 2:30 p.m. in place of 86-year-old Christoph von Dohnányi, who had cataract surgery earlier in the summer.

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Barenboim startet Youtube-Kanal – „Für Musik begeistern“

Der Dirigent und Pianist Daniel Barenboim (73) hat einen eigenen Youtube-Kanal gestartet. In kurzen Videofilmen will er am Klavier seine Lieblingsstücke vorstellen, musikalische Grundbegriffe erklären und zu wichtigen aktuellen Themen Stellung nehmen.

Musik heute

Festival Young Euro Classic erwartet Top-Jugendorchester

Einige der besten Jugendorchester aus Europa und der Welt erwartet das Festival “Young Euro Classic” ab kommenden Mittwoch in Berlin. Erstmals treten das European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), das Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchester und das Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester innerhalb einer Spielzeit auf.

Klassik heute

Tonhalle Düsseldorf baut Familienprogramme aus

Ab der kommenden Spielzeit kooperieren die Tonhalle Düsseldorf und der ARAG Konzern für die Ausweitung des Angebots der Kleinen Tonhalle. Damit verbunden sind insbesondere fast doppelt so viele Veranstaltungen für Kinder bis drei Jahren.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory to Merge

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 A real from : sings The Last Rose of Summer.

klassik.com @klassikcom Italienischer Verdienstorden für Salzburger Festspielpräsidentin Helga Rabl-Stadler

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Musical Futures CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity. Credit: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on August 15, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, violinist Pekka Kuusisto talks about his plans to flood London with polka, French And South-Korean singers win Domingo’s Operalia, and CMUSE gives five reasons why one should take up a musical instrument. Also, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer with a day of events, and Bayreuth Festival opens without red carpet and official reception.

The Guardian

Facing the music: violinist Pekka Kuusisto

The Finnish musician on formative Eurovision experiences, wanting to play the ondes Martenot with Radiohead, and his plans to flood London with polka.

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French And South-Korean Singers Win Domingo’s Operalia

French soprano Elsa Dreisig, 25, and South Korean Tenor Keon Woo Kim, 30, won Placido Domingo’s Operalia contest, held at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The Telegraph

Peter Hall: the Hallmark of operatic excellence

As Glyndebourne prepares to revive Peter Hall’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rupert Christiansen looks back on the great director’s career.

CMUSE

Five reasons why you should take up a musical instrument

As research on the subject continues to expand, we are learning about a growing list of additional benefits to becoming musical.

Classical Music Magazine

Britten Sinfonia announces 2016/17 season

Britten Sinfonia’s 2016/17 season will see the ensemble launch a three-year Beethoven symphony cycle. Each symphony will be played alongside works by Gerald Barry and Thomas Adès, who will conduct the cycle.

Broadwayworld

La Bohème, Sweeney Todd, The Crucible and More Set for 2016 at Glimmerglass Festival

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

BU Institute Now 50-Year Institution

The Boston University Tanglewood Institute, where talented high-school students attend one of the country’s premiere training programs for musicians, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer on August 6th with a day of events.

Klassik.com

Eröffnung der Bayreuther Festspiele ohne Staatsempfang und roten Teppich

Man verzichte im Gedenken an die Opfer des Müncher Amoklaufs auf eine feierliche Eröffnung und widme die Vorstellung den Opfern: “Die Mitwirkenden der Bayreuther Festspiele trauern um alle Menschen, die am 22. Juli in München auf so tragische Weise ums Leben kamen.”

Berliner Morgenpost

Barenboim: “Wir müssen miteinander leben”

Im Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires begann am gestrigen Sonntag die Sommertournee des West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Mit dabei ist die argentinische Pianistin und Barenboims Jugendfreundin Martha Argerich.

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65. Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD beginnt am 29. August

In diesem Jahr wird der Internationale Musikwettbewerb der ARD in den Fächern Kontrabass, Horn, Harfe und Streichquartett ausgetragen. Die Organisatoren rechnen mit ca. 18.000 Besuchern.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM And… GO! Booking now open for brilliant concerts in Huddersfield & Dewsbury this Autumn:

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg 5-year-old child shows off skills

BR_Klassik @BR_KLASSIK Interview mit Hartmut Haenchen: “Der Fluss der Sprache bestimmt das Tempo”

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Daniel Barenboim mit dem West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Foto: KAI HEIMBERG I / BM

 

(Written on July 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim comments on Brexit, a new documentary about Yo-Yo Ma & Germany shows London how to raise money for charity through guest lists and gigs. Also, Dulcinea Quartet and violist Stephen Upshaw receive Trinity Laban Fellowship awards & London Musical Theatre Orchestra will be launched as a dedicated showtunes concert ensemble.

The Guardian

Support Act’s £1 challenge: how music lovers in London can help refugees

Germany’s Plus1 campaign has already raised €40,000 for charity thanks to donations from people on guest lists at clubs – now gig-goers in the UK capital can pitch in.

Classic FM

Top conductor Daniel Barenboim issues a call for European patriotism after Brexit

The maestro and Music Director of Berlin State Opera has expressed his sadness at the United Kingdon’s decision to leave the European Union.

International Arts Manager

Yo-Yo Ma: star of stage and screen

Yo-Yo Ma can now truly say he is a star of both stage and screen, thanks to a new documentary that takes his Silk Road Ensemble as its subject. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble follows the travels, travails, and triumphs of the ensemble’s rotating cast of 50-plus musicians as they tour the globe.

Irish Times

Classical music: Glaring gaps in a celebration of Irish composers since 1916

Composing the Island is quite simply off the scale when it comes to the celebration of Irish composers. The festival, which will run from September 7th-25th, extends to seven orchestral concerts and 20 concerts of vocal, chamber, instrumental and choral music.

The Strad

Dulcinea Quartet and violist Stephen Upshaw receive Trinity Laban Fellowship awards

London conservatoire Trinity Laban has awarded 2016-17 Richard Carne Junior Fellowships to the Dulcinea Quartet (pictured) and American violist Stephen Upshaw.

Wesley Collins appointed Cleveland Orchestra principal viola

Wesley Collins has been appointed principal violist of the Cleveland Orchestra from the 2016-17 season. Collins replaces Robert Vernon, his former professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music, who retires from the orchestra at the end of the 2016 season after 40 years – the longest tenure of any string principal in the orchestra’s history.

The Stage

London Musical Theatre Orchestra to launch as dedicated showtunes concert ensemble

A professional orchestra dedicated to performing musical theatre scores is to launch later this year, backed by leading figures including composers Howard Goodall, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for Opera Awards Foundation bursaries

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to aspiring operatic artists – including singers, conductors, répétiteurs, directors and designers – who need further training or other assistance in the development of their careers in opera.

Sudbury.com

SSO’s new conductor one of only two women to lead a Canadian orchestra

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra’s new maestra, Mélanie Léonard, is only one of two women in the country and one of about a dozen internationally to lead an orchestra. Léonard was revealed as SSO’s new musical director at a June 28 press conference.

BBC News

Elvis guitarist Scotty Moore dies aged 84

Pioneering rock guitarist Scotty Moore, who was a member of Elvis Presley’s original band, has died aged 84. He died in Nashville on Tuesday after several months of poor health.

klassik.com

Verloren geglaubte Werke von Gaspare Spontini in Belgien entdeckt

In der Bibliothek des Schlosses Ursel im belgischen Hingene sind vier handschriftliche Partituren des Komponisten Gaspare Spontini (1774-1851) gefunden worden.

BR KLASSIK

Streit um Stammstrecke – stört Baulärm die Gasteig-Konzerte?

Münchner Oberbürgermeister Dieter Reiter verbietet Klage gegen zweiten S-Bahn-Tunnel

Musik heute

Staatsoper Hamburg: Ralf Klöter wird Geschäftsführer

Ralf Klöter wird neuer Geschäftsführender Direktor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper. Der 51-jährige Betriebswirt übernehme die Position zum 1. August 2017, teilte die Hamburger Kulturbehörde am Dienstag mit.

Twitter

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Roundhouse executive producer Nicola Thorold dies aged 51

Royal Conservatory @the_rcm On music, starting over, and the courage it takes to be yourself

Help Musicians UK @HelpMusiciansUK . is a networking tool for musicians to get more gigs. Check it out

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Photograph: International Arts Manager

(Written on June 29, 2016 )