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In today’s news: Music helps children through tough times, Jessica Dandy wins Bach Singers Prize, Refugee ensemble gets standing ovations and 5 music start-up to watch. Also German city Bonn honours Beethoven and  Christoph Eschenbach is the new chief conductor of Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

Financial Times

Arts therapy: listening helps children tune into their potential

From Kabul to Hackney, music lessons help the young through tough times.

UNHCR

Refugee orchestra wins standing ovation

An eight-strong ensemble of performers from five countries performed at the Besançon Music Festival in France.

Music Teacher

Today’s children more musical than parents, research shows

Today’s secondary school children are more likely to be able to play a musical instrument than their parents or grandparents, according to a study by Town Hall Symphony Hall (THSH), Birmingham.

Early Music Today

Jessica Dandy wins LBS Bach Singers Prize

Contralto Jessica Dandy has won the sixth London Bach Society (LBS) Bach Singers Prize.

Opera Now

Richard Gaddes receives honorary fellowship from Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban has presented an honorary fellowship to alumnus Richard Gaddes, in recognition of his 50-year career in opera in the USA.

IQ

Unlocking blockchain: 5 music start-ups to watch

Tickets Cloud founder Katerina Kirillova highlights some of the companies hoping to revolutionize the music business using blockchain technology.

The New York Times

Lincoln Center to End Its Namesake Summer Festival

When Jane Moss arrived at Lincoln Center 25 years ago to shake up it’s programming, many people thought that the days of its well-loved but staid Mostly Mozart festival were numbered.

The Washington Post

The concert was about unity; the message was all Russian

It was an unusual event from the outset: a privately funded reception and concert of music by Russian and American composers, all based on an ambiguous premise.

Pizzicato

France plans merger of Orchestre de Paris and Philharmonie

The French Ministry of culture plans the merger of the Orchestra de Paris and the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris, France Musique has revealed.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Hewlett Foundation Announces First Winners of 50 Arts Commissions Initiative

The Hewlett Foundation dropped a money bomb on the Bay Area arts scene today, announcing the first 10 recipients of the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions initiative.

Chicago Tribune

Opera ‘As One’ sings a timely tale of being transgender in America

At a time when transgender issues are turning up more often in the national conversation, a recent opera about the journey to self-acceptance of a young trans protagonist is all the more topical than it must have seemed at its premiere three years ago.

Tagesspiegel

Das alles und noch viel mehr

Vom Wunderkind zum Bühnenstar: Der Pianist und Dirigent Daniel Barenboim hat musikalisch wie kulturpolitisch eine glückliche Hand. Heute wird er 75 Jahre alt.

Klassik.com

Musikpreis des Kantons Bern für Meret Lüthi und Ernesto Molinari

Die Violinistin und Gründerin des Alte-Musik-Ensembles “Les Passions de l’âme” Meret Lüthi sowie der Klarinettist Ernesto Molinari sind mit dem diesjährigen Musikpreis des Kantons Bern ausgezeichnet worden.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Bonn entdeckt Beethoven doch noch für sich

Lange hat sich Bonn wenig um den berühmtesten Sohn der Stadt gekümmert. Mit den Feiern zum 250. Geburtstag des Komponisten soll sich das ändern: Ludwig van Beethoven soll zum Aushängeschild der Stadt werden.

Codex Flores

Eschenbach wird Chefdirigent des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin

Christoph Eschenbach, der in den 1980er-Jahren auch das Zürcher Tonhalle-Orchester geleitet hat, wird ab der Saison 2019/20 für vorerst drei Jahre Nachfolger von Iván Fischer an der Spitze des Konzerthausorchesters Berlin.

France musique

Réforme du ministère de la Culture : des propositions chocs pour la musique

Intégration de l’Orchestre de Paris au sein de la Philharmonie, fin des régimes spéciaux à l’Opéra national de Paris… France Musique révèle les mesures du document du ministère de la Culture qui concernent le monde musical.

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The 2017 Global Collections Report is now available. Creators’ global royalty collections hit record €9.2 billion. Digital income growth accelerates to 51% as CISAC member author societies drive efficiencies worldwide.

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(Written on November 15, 2017 )

In today’s classical news Muhal Richard Abrahms died at age 87, Chicago Symphony’s deficit widens by $300,000, Sainsbury’s launches own-brand vinyl albumsand and 2018 Opera News Awards to honour stars of the stage.

NPR

Muhal Richard Abrams, a pianist and composer of staunch independence and sweeping influence, inseparable from his role as a founding father of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians [AACM], died on Sunday at his home in New York City. He was 87.

Chigago Business

Chicago Symphony’s deficit widens by $300,000

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association posted an operating deficit of $1.4 million for fiscal 2017, compared to deficit of $1.1 million the year prior. The association, the governing body of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, released 2017 financials at its Nov. 1 annual meeting, held at Symphony Center.

Broadway World

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra With Cellist Truls Mork present World Premiere By Shuying Li

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra continues its 2017-2018 season at Carnegie Hall with a performance featuring Norwegian cellist Truls Mørk in Shostakovich’s first Cello Concerto and the world premiere of Shuying Li’s Out Came the Sun, inspired by the profound and transformative experience of postpartum motherhood.

BBC News

Instruments for Kids project seeks old music equipment

A national music project to get people to hand over their old and unused instruments to children is being launched. A pilot project earlier this year saw 50 instruments brought back into use after being donated by AMs and staff at the Welsh assembly and government.

The Guardian

Supermarket swing: Sainsbury’s launches own-brand vinyl albums

Store to release compilation albums as it looks to consolidate its position as one of the largest vinyl sellers in the UK.

Evening Standard

A new exhibition celebrates groundbreaking modernist opera ‘Four Saints in Three Acts’

Gertrude Stein’s opera featured an all-African American cast and was the first opera to open on Broadway.

Opera News

2018 Opera News Awards to honour stars of the stage

This year’s honorees—conductor William Christie, mezzo-soprano Fiorenza Cossotto, tenor Vittorio Grigolo, soprano Hei-Kyung Hong, and soprano Sonya Yoncheva — will be celebrated at a black-tie gala celebration on April 22nd, 2018 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Pizzicato

Lang Lang muss bis Sommer 2018 pausieren

Der 35-jährige Chinese Lang Lang wird erst im Sommer 2018 wieder auftreten. Das sagte er in einem Gespräch mit ‘Die Zeit’

Concerti

Körpereinsatz mit Köpfchen

Noch bis zum 17. März 2018 kann man bei den Internationalen Tanzwochen Neuss einzigartige Choreografien aus der ganzen Welt bewunder.

Musik Heute

Barenboim gibt am 75. Geburtstag Benefizkonzert

Der Dirigent und Pianist Daniel Barenboim gibt an seinem 75. Geburtstag ein Benefizkonzert für den Musikkindergarten Berlin.

Klassik.com

Logo des Telemann-Jubiläums 2017 erhält Design-Preis

Das Logo für das Telemann-Jubiläum 2017 gehört zu den Gewinnern des German Design Award 2018 in der Kategorie “Corporate Identity”.

Mundoclassico

Ha fallecido el compositor sueco Ingvar Lidholm

El compositor sueco Ingvar Lidholm (Jönköping, 1921) falleció el pasado 17 de octubre a los 96 años de edad. Alumno de Hilding Rosenberg (1943-1945), Natanael Berg y Tor Mann, se formó simultáneamente como compositor e intérprete de violín, viola, violonchelo y contrabajo.

Platea Magazine

France Musique

En Russie, une ville annule le déplacement d’une statue de Tchaïkovsky

La ville de Kline, où le compositeur a vécu et travaillé, souhaitait reléguer sa statue en périphérie de la ville et la remplacer par une autre, baptisée Le bouclier de bronze. Mais devant le tollé, la municipalité a fait marche arrière.

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nmz @musikzeitung Pianist Lang Lang hofft auf Comeback im Sommer 2018

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The late pianist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams, performing at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York in 2004 © Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

(Written on November 2, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Matthew Warchus talks about The Old Vic, 40 years anniversary of “Living Museum of Music”, violinist Maria Milstein wins Dutch Music Price. Also conductor Joana Mallwitz takes her second position at Staatstheater Nürnberg, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra announces North American tour benefit galas. 

The Times

How to keep a theatre hit factory running — 200 years of the Old Vic and counting

Theatre boss Matthew Warchus talks about the 2018 bicentenary, industry bullying and making a film of Matilda the Musical.

Independent.

40 Years of Finchcocks “Living Museum of Music”

The first anniversary approaches of saying goodbye to Finchcocks, the famous musical museum of historic keyboard instruments which closed and was sold in November 2016.

Classic FM

‘I’m optimistic about Brexit’ – Julian Lloyd Webber

As the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire welcomes an impressive new building and royal status, we speak to its principal, Julian Lloyd Webber, about the impact of Brexit on its student intake.

The Strad

London Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Gordan Nikolitch steps down after 19 years

Serbian violinist has accepted teaching post in Germany and maintains artistic directorship of Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.

Violinist Maria Milstein wins Dutch Music Prize

The Dutch Music Prize (Nederlandse Muziekprijs) will be awarded to violinist Maria Milstein, who will officially accept it at concert on 27 January 2018 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, where she will play the Bruch concerto.

The New York Times

Hear the Surreal Instruments of the Met’s New Opera

To transform Luis Buñuel’s surreal, darkly satirical 1962 film “The Exterminating Angel” into an opera, the composer Thomas Adès added a few very unusual instruments to the traditional orchestra.

Broadway World

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas Announced

The full schedule of special Benefit Galas for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2017 North American Tour was officially announced today by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with the tour’s kickoff concert, at Carnegie Hall in New York on Oct. 25, featuring the first gala.

San Franscisco Classical Voice

Gunn Theater’s New Name Helps a Shady Past Recede

The coincidence was arresting. The first San Francisco Symphony chamber-music performance in the Legion of Honor’s newly renamed theater at the Sunday matinee was Shostakovich’s Trio No. 2 in E Minor.

Der Tagesspiegel

Alle für einen, einer für alles

Heute vor 25 Jahren dirigierte Daniel Barenboim seine erste Premiere an der Berliner Staatsoper. Ein Buch von Misha Aster erzählt, wie die Liaison der Staatskapelle mit dem Maestro zustande kam.

Pizzicato

Dirigentin Joana Mallwitz ist zweifache Generalmusikdirektorin

Die deutsche Dirigentin Joana Mallwitz (*1986) wird mit der Spielzeit 2018/19 das Amt der Generalmusikdirektorin am Staatstheater Nürnberg übernehmen.

Codex Flores

Zehetmair musikalischer Leiter des Stuttgarter Kammerorchesters

Thomas Zehetmair, der musikalische Leiter des Musikkollegiums Winterthur, übernimmt ab der Saison 2019/2020 die musikalische Leitung des Stuttgarter Kammerorchesters.

Musik Heute

Joana Mallwitz wird Generalmusikdirektorin in Nürnberg

Mit Joana Mallwitz wird erstmals eine Frau Generalmusikdirektor am Staatstheater Nürnberg.

France Musique

Lea Desandre grande gagnante du Prix Jeune Soliste des MFP 2018

La mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre a remporté, mardi 24 octobre, le Prix Jeune Soliste des Médias Francophones Publics (MFP).

Platea Magazine

Incidente racista en el Metropolitan de Nueva York

Según reportan medios locales, una soga -con la forma de las empleadas para un ahorcamiento y colgando de una tubería- fue hallada en el vestuario masculino del Metropolitan de Nueva York.

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(Written on October 25, 2017 )

In today’s news: Gustavo Gimeno records two new CDs, electronica and Mozart unite for BoxPark concert, Steven Isserlis talks music and death, Barenboim visits the West Bank to help young musicians. Live Music Now announce Libor concerts, and the Royal College of Music plan renovations and upgrades.

Irish Times

Are multimedia performances the future of live classical music?

Joyce DiDonato gives a stunning example of the possible shape of things to come.

PRS for Music M Magazine

Shift K3y announces collaboration with the London Mozart Players

Electronic musician Lewis Jankel (aka Shift K3y) will headline a fusion night of electronic, indie and classical sounds at Croydon’s new 2,000 capacity BoxPark on 19 July.

The Telegraph

Steven Isserlis interview: ‘John Tavener spoke to me in a dream’ 

The world-leading cellist talks to Ben Lawrence about music, death and how a celebrated playwright invoked his wrath

BBC News

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim visits the West Bank 

Barenboim visits the West Bank for the first time in nearly a decade to work with young Palestinian musicians.

Rhinegold

Live Music Now launches Libor concerts

Live Music Now is to provide 700 interactive concerts across the UK for veterans of the armed forces and their dependents in a bid to combat isolation and loneliness, the charity has announced.

Classical Source

Royal College of Music breaks new ground with ambitious campus redevelopment

Professor Robert Winston officially launches start of More Music, an ambitious redevelopment of the Royal College of Music.

Spiegel Online

Dirigenten-Überraschung Wenn der Funke überspringt

Gustavo Gimeno überzeugt mit Temperament und Charisma, wie es sich für einen Dirigenten gehört. Dabei verlässt er sich nicht auf allzu bewährte Konzert-Hits. Auf seinen neuen CDs überrascht er mit frühem Bruckner und Schostakowitsch.

Pizzicato

Jetzt hat Beethoven sein Eistörtchen

Ein Eisproduzent aus Bonn hat laut Informationen der Vereinigung ‘Bürger für Beethoven’ ein Beethoven-Eistörtchen vorgestellt.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Reinhard Goebel erhält Bach-Medaille 2017

Der Geiger und Dirigent Reinhard Goebel bekommt die Bach-Medaille 2017 verliehen. Geehrt werde Goebel für seine besonderen Verdienste um die Vermittlung alter Musik.

BBC News

Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim visits West Bank

Daniel Barenboim, has been visiting the West Bank for the first time in nearly a decade – to work with young Palestinian musicians.

Le Parisien

Le Festival Berlioz rendra hommage aux années londoniennes du compositeur

Le festival, qui a rassemblé l’an dernier 26.000 spectateurs, se tiendra du 18 août au 3 septembre à La Côte Saint-André, bourgade de l’Isère où le compositeur est né il y a 214 ans, et alentour.

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(Written on June 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: Orchestra of the Swan announces volunteering opportunities, and Karen Bradley has been reappointed as culture secretary. Plans for new season at the Pierre Boulez Hall Berlin, and Händel Festival in Halle. Yeakwoon Sunwoo wins Van Cliburn Gold Medal, and female brass band raises cash for breast cancer.

Classical Music Magazine

Orchestra of the Swan announces volunteering opportunities

The Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS) is holding an event to enable those interested to learn about volunteering opportunities and the ensemble itself.

Music Week

Karen Bradley reappointed as culture secretary

Karen Bradley has been reappointed as culture secretary in Theresa May’s reshuffled cabinet.

Classic FM

Tokio Myers, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017, speaks exclusively to Classic FM

Pianist Tokio Myers has just been crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 and wowed the judges with his musical mash-ups where Debussy meets Ed Sheeran, and Craig Armstrong meets Hanz Zimmer (sic) and Rag N Bone Man

FAZ

Die Ministerin lässt nicht locker

Die Kampagne der nationalistischen Kulturministerin Miri Regev gegen unliebsame Künstler trifft eine israelische Institution: Das Theaterfestival in Akko droht zu scheitern.

Tagesspiegel

Alles ausprobieren, was möglich ist

Eine Jazz-Reihe von Till Brönner, Musik aus dem Nahen Osten, Szenisches von Robert Wilson: Daniel Barenboim und Ole Baekhoej blicken auf die nächste Saison im Pierre Boulez Saal.

NMZ

Orgelnacht und Messiah – Händel-Festspiele locken Zehntausende an

Halle – Rund 50 000 Musikliebhaber haben in diesem Jahr die Händel-Festspiele in Halle besucht. Insgesamt lockten seit dem 26. Mai rund 100 Veranstaltungen, wie eine Sprecherin des Festivals am Sonntag sagte.

Pizzicato

Yeakwoon Sunwoo Wins Van Cliburn Gold Metal (sic)

The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced its winners.

BBC.com

Boobs and Brass: The female band raising cash for breast cancer

In 2006, two friends decided to break the male dominance of the brass band world by forming an all-female band – and called it Boobs and Brass.

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Help Musicians @HelpMusiciansUK: Jenny Wade discusses the perseverance of women within the electronic music scene. #WomeninMusic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNq91U99Ot0

 

: Wir sind stolz, dass am 24. Juni 2017 die vierte Auflage der in den Geschäften der Qualitätsroute stattfinden kann!

Orgelnacht und Messiah – Händel-Festspiele locken Zehntausende an. Foto: Thomas Ziegler, Presse

 

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(Written on June 12, 2017 )

In today’s news: The New York Times reports that Murray is working on a classical music tour, and the German Orchestra Association criticises the AFD party. The Barbican’s Sound Unbound weekender set to give classical music a festival feel, and Daniel Barenboim gives warning concerning the french presidential election. For the first time since the Islamic Revolution, a concert by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra was conducted by a Western maestro, and Record Store Day (April 22) celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this year.

Classical Music Magazine

Proms 2017: more new venues, politics and religion, and tributes to Sargent

In addition to its core Royal Albert Hall programme and chamber music series in Cadogan Hall, the 2017 season (14 July – 9 September) will see Proms concerts take place at five different venues.

Nerdist

Bill Murray is Working on a Classical Music Tour

The New York Times reports that Murray is currently in a Manhattan studio working on the program, which pairs chamber music led by the cellist Jan Vogler, who has played with New York Philharmonic, with songs and literary readings by Murray.

FactMag

Vinyl fantasy: Is the record boom bad for new music?

But if the vinyl industry is booming, why is it so hard for labels to sell new music? Oli Warwick investigates.

The New York Times

Wegbereiter des Impressionismus

Édouard Lalo steht im Mittelpunkt des Musik-Features auf BR Klassik, das sich der Kammermusik des beinahe in Vergessenheit geratenen französischen Komponisten widmet.

kulturradio vom rbb

Orchestervereinigung kritisiert AfD

Wenn eine Partei definiere, was zum Beispiel Orchester und Musiktheater spielen dürfen, etablierten sich totalitäre Mechanismen.

klassik.com

Stiftung Mozarteum erwirbt Brief von Maria Anna Mozart

Salzburg, 21.04.2017. Die Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg hat einen Originalbrief von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Schwester Maria Anna, genannt “Nannerl”, erworben.Es handelt sich laut einer Mitteilung des Mozarteums um einen der persönlichsten und aufschlussrechsten Berichte über die Kindheit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts.

musik heute

Barenboim: Patriotismus statt Nationalismus in Europa

Berlin – Vor der Präsidentschaftswahl in Frankreich hat der Dirigent und Pianist Daniel Barenboim (74) vor einer weiteren Stärkung des Nationalismus in Europa gewarnt.

Le Parisien

Un chef français à la baguette à Téhéran, une première depuis la révolution

Pour la première fois depuis la révolution islamique, un concert de l’Orchestre symphonique de Téhéran a été dirigé mercredi soir par un maestro occidental, témoignant du réchauffement des liens culturels entre l’Iran et l’Europe.

WQXR

20 Great Music Compositions Inspired by Shakespeare

Sunday is Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday and 401st deathday (yeah, thems the breaks). He might not be around to celebrate those anniversaries, but you sure are.

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BBC Radio 3‏  Need some Prom-spiration? (Sorry) Listen to this dazzling taster playlist from :

nprmusic  Sylvia Moy, a songwriter and one of the first female producers at Motown Records, has died at the age of 78.

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(Written on April 21, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Bochum opens a new Musikforum and evolves into a cultural centre, and newly founded :alpenarte festival combines arts and culture with international musicians. Anne-Sophie Mutter performed with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonie. The best choral conductors from around the world are to share with us their favourite Easter pieces, and this year’s River to River Festival plans a multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs. British violinist David Angel has died, and A gofundme campaign has been launched to help raise urgent funds for trombonist Stephen Sykes

Telegraph

Andrew Garfield blows National Theatre audiences away with his Angels in America performance

If the reaction to last nights Angels in America preview at the National Theatre is anything to go by, Marianne Elliot’s new production of Tony Kushner’s play about the AIDs crisis in Eighties America is going to be a big hit.

Rhinegold

Jamal Aliyev wins Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize

Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev has won the Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize Competition 2017, held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on 7 April.

British violinist David Angel has died

David Angel, second violinist with the Maggini Quartet, died on 10 April of a suspected heart attack, aged 62.

The Violin Channel

Fundraiser Launched to Raise Urgent Medical Funds for Young Sick Musician

A gofundme campaign has been launched to help raise urgent funds for trombonist Stephen Sykes – who is battling an aggressive form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer

Classicfm

Debussy’s ‘La Mer’, actually played on La Mer

Someone has finally made a recording of Debussy’s ‘La Mer’ on ‘La Mer’ (the sea), and it’s as beautiful as you would imagine.

Pizzicato

James Levine Named Conductor Laureate Of Ravinia Festival

James Levine, 73, has been named the first Conductor Laureate of the Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in North America.

neuemusikzeitung

Du bist keine Weltstadt

Doch mit dem neuen Musikforum gewinnt Bochum als Großstadt

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Generationsübergreifende Begegnungen im Bregenzerwald

Kunst und Kultur gemeinsam mit internationalen Musikern in einem exklusiven Rahmen entstehen zu lassen ist das Fundament des neu gegründeten Festivals :alpenarte in Österreich

Der Tagespiegel

Vertreibung aus dem Paradies

Ein Abend der verpassten Begegnungen: Anne-Sophie Mutter und Barenboims Staatskapelle mit Beethovens Violinkonzert in der Philharmonie

WQXR Blog

13 Choral Directors Share Their Favorite Easter Music

With Easter soon upon us, we asked some of the best choral conductors from around the world to share with us their favorite Easter pieces.

The New York Times

An Opera About Robert Moses Is Among the River to River Festival Highlights

A multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs; an expansive artwork about the African diaspora; and a site-specific music and dance spectacle about the United States’ immigrant history are among the more than 100 events planned for this year’s River to River Festival

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Music History @today_classical in 1865 Birth of Heinrich

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic Music at Paxton Festival 2017

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(Written on April 13, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Berlin State Opera’s Festtage 2018 are already in the planning stage, a portrait of Claudio Monteverdi in honour of his 450th birthday in May, and Antonio Vivaldis scripts are exhibited in Turin’s University Library. Renée Fleming is not retiring from opera, and Yuja Wang defends her right to wear what she likes during piano concerts. Leading French bow maker Bernard Millant has died aged 87 and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays Brahms and Beethoven with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Standard

Opera fans’ fury as audience members are given free rein to use mobile phones

Opera enthusiasts have slammed Britain’s most prestigious opera venue for failing to stop members of the audience from using their mobile phones.

BBC 

Olivier Awards: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins record nine prizes

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won a record-breaking nine prizes at the Olivier Awards, the biggest event in the UK theatrical calendar.

The Strad

Leading French bow maker Bernard Millant has died aged 87

Descended from a long line of French luthiers, Millant produced bows based on his own design and was the author of the definitive book on French bows.

Rhinegold

Music at Paxton 2017

The chamber music festival takes place in Paxton House, on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.

classicfm

New releases: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays Brahms and Beethoven with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Bernard Haitink first conducted the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1956, serving as its chief conductor from 1961-1988, and the orchestra appointed him honorary conductor in 1999.

Die Berliner Morgenpost

Sanierte Staatsoper: Festtage 2018 mit Wagner und Verdi

Vor der Wiedereröffnung der Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden planen Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim und Intendant Jürgen Flimm bereits die Festtage für kommendes Jahr im sanierten Haus

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Der Revolutionär

Claudio Monteverdi, dessen Geburtstag sich im Mai zum 450. Mal jährt, hat mit radikalen Erneuerungen die Musikgeschichte in neue Bahnen gelenkt

KLASSIK.com

Vivaldi-Manuskripte in Turiner Universitätsbibliothek ausgestellt

Ausstellung thematisiert Antonio Vivaldis Wirken in Wien

pizzicato

Beethoven Festival Warschau: Überraschung mit dem Nowowiejski-Orchester

Polen hat ein überaus reiches und niveauvolles Musikleben, von dem außerhalb Polens kaum etwas bekannt ist.

The Guardian

Yuja Wang: ‘If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit?’

The Chinese piano prodigy takes no prisoners. She embraces Brahms and Beethoven as fiercely as she defends her right to wear what she likes

npr music

Hold Up! Renée Fleming Is Not Retiring From Opera

“Rosenkavalier may well be her farewell to staged opera. She will sing her final performance on the afternoon of Saturday, May 13.” The key word here is “may.” Truth be told, Fleming has no plans to quit opera at all.

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klassik.com @klassik.com Oster-Ausgabe des Lucerne Festival mit positiver Bilanz

Claudio Monteverd, Gemälde von Bernardo Strozzi, ca. 1630 © gemeinfrei

(Written on April 10, 2017 )

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.

Rhinegold

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.

Cmuse

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.

Pizzicato

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.

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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 )