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In today’s news:  A plan to protect Londons music venues, the nomination process for the RPS awards is open, Sir Thomas Allen is to become artist in residence at the RCM, the Festspiele MV are teaming up Classical music and Michelin grade cooking. The Renovation of the Staatsoper in Berlin is not going to be delayed says the city council, a report about Iceland and their Folk music, compared to German traditions. A report on how El Sistema is at work in Kenya. A discussion in France about the creation of a common office for music. And the dispute about the RTÉ Orchestras continues.

Classical Music

Nominations open for RPS Music Awards

Members of the public have until 23.59pm on 16 January 2018 to nominate outstanding live music, performers and organisations from 2017.

Music Teacher

Sir Thomas Allen to become RCM artist in residence

The Royal College of Music (RCM) has announced that baritone Sir Thomas Allen will be working with students over the coming years as artist in residence.

NME

Sadiq Khan announces new plan to protect London music venues

The new proposals would put the responsibility on developers to properly soundproof properties near venues.

Forbes

Why Danny Elfman Gave Up The Stage To Become One Of Hollywood’s Most Successful Composers

The transition from established rock artist to film composer is not unusual.

Tech Financials

Ujo Music is Using Blockchain to Revolutionise the Music Industry

“We are building a platform that allows musicians to automatically license their works through Ethereal.”

New York Times

The Sound of Music Through El Sistema Kenya

Though Faith Syovata had almost lost her voice because of a cold, the students still hung on her every whispered word.

The Irish Times

Playing politics with the RTÉ orchestra cutbacks controversy

Taoiseach weighs in, Minister for Arts kicks to touch, Fianna Fáil comes late to the cause

BR Klassik

Volkslieder in den Charts

Die Isländer sind ein sangesfrohes Volk, über 300 Chöre gibt es auf der kleinen Insel: für viele Musiker der Start ihrer Laufbahn.

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Berliner Senat hält an Termin für Staatsopern-Übergabe fest

Berlins Senatsbaudirektorin Lüscher hat den Vorschlag zurückgewiesen, das Opernhaus Unter den Linden erst später als geplant der Staatsoper zu übergeben.

Berliner Zeitung

Goldene Zwanziger in Weißensee Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi eröffnet wieder

Unlängst wurden hier Tanzszenen für die Serie „Babylon Berlin“ gedreht. Co-Regisseur Tom Tykwer ließ nach den Aufnahmen einen Teil der Lichtanlage als Geschenk zurück.

Musik heute

Festspiele MV 2018 mit Ton- und Kochkunst

Mit Stars wie dem Geiger Daniel Hope, der Pianistin Hélène Grimaud und dem Dirigenten Christoph Eschenbach wollen die Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2018 ihrem Ruf als eines der bedeutendsten Klassikfestivals bundesweit gerecht werden.

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La maison commune de la musique peut-elle faire l’unanimité ?

Suite à la remise d’un rapport qu’elle avait commandé, Françoise Nyssen s’est prononcée en faveur de la création d’une maison commune de la musique en janvier prochain. 

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Staatsoper Berlin during the renovation (c)Christian von Steffelin

(Written on November 30, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Colin Currie launches a record label dedicated to drumming, and Baroque at the Edge announces its inaugural programme. The V&A rescues an archive charting the decline of Wilton’s Music Hall, and the ECHO Classical Awards are announced.

Classical Music Magazine

Colin Currie launches record label

Percussionist Colin Currie is to launch his own record label, beginning with a recording of Steve Reich’s Drumming, due in March 2018.

Helios Collective announces Formations Masterclasses 2017

The Helios Collective has announced the programme for this year’s Formations masterclasses, which will showcase two new commissions and a revival.

Early Music Today

Programme for Baroque at the Edge announced

The inaugural Baroque at the Edge Festival will take place 5-7 January 2018.

Created by those behind the London Festival of Baroque Music, the three-day event comprises seven concerts. Lindsay Kemp and Lucy Bending have invited leading musicians from a range of genres to take the music of the Baroque era and see where it leads them.

The Guardian

V&A rescues treasures from historic Wilton’s Music Hall archive

An archive recording the glory days as well as the decay and near collapse of Wilton’s Music Hall has been acquired by the V&A theatre collection.

New York Times

La Bohème: Should opera’s most beloved classic be changed?

So forget should you do a new “Bohème”: Can you do a new — a really new — “Bohème”? Is there an approach to this work that isn’t just moving the attic stove, a fixture of the libretto, from stage right to left to center?

The New Yorker

Soundtracks worth a listen separate from their cinematic counterparts

The film and music industries are old friends, and as films have evolved so has their music. Over the past few decades, this sometimes haphazard relationship has produced many odd and unpredictable movie soundtracks.  

Billboard

Spotify U.K. Reports $312M Revenue, 7.1M Monthly Active Users in 2016

Sustained subscriber growth and a rise in advertising revenue helped Spotify’s U.K. arm make significant gains in 2016.

ECHO Classical Music Awards: Joyce DiDonato, Jonas Kaufmann, Boston Symphony Among Winners

Hamburg’s stunning Elbphilharmonie concert hall, inaugurated just seven months ago, was abuzz on Sunday night as it played host to the annual German ECHO Klassic Awards. Among the winners were stars such as the American singer Joyce DiDonato, the Italian piano player Maurizio Pollini and the South African violin player Daniel Hope. American Kent Nagano, who helmed the Philharmonische Staatsorchester Hamburg throughout the evening, got the ECHO as conductor of the year.

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Music History  in 1768 Death of Italian Francesco Maria

Classical Music News  David Lewiston Sharpe premiere to mark Reformation

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(Written on October 31, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, the London A Cappella Festival programme is released, and Classical streaming service Grammofy is to shut down after a year. The earliest painting of Mozart has been discovered, and the Heinrich-Schütz music festival attracted more than 4.800 visitors.

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London A Cappella Festival 2018 announced

The ninth London A Cappella Festival will take place 24-27 January 2018.

Classical Music Magazine

Grammofy to shut down

Specialist classical streaming service Grammofy is to shut down on 15 November.

The Times

Classic FM scores a hit by playing videogame music

Classic FM has commissioned a second series of its videogame music programme after the first became the most downloaded show in the station’s history.

The Guardian

The Guardian view on the ‘yellowface’ casting row: classical music has a diversity problem

The pulling of Peter Eötvös’s opera The Golden Dragon from the Hackney Empire must provoke some tough thinking.

Broadway World

National Philharmonic Kicks Off 2017-18 Season

The National Philharmonic’s 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore commences with star-studded performances by some of today’s most famous classical musicians. 

GreatFalls Tribune

Symphony’s Cascade Quartet walks away from head-on crash

The Great Falls Symphony has a lot to be grateful for this weekend as four of its principal members survived a near head-on collision Thursday near Seeley Lake. 

Crescendo

Frühestes Porträt Mozarts entdeckt???

Kann ein historisches Gemälde als frühestes Bildnis von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart identifiziert werden? Eine heiße Diskussion um den sogenannten “Fruhstorfer Mozart” ist entbrannt…

Pizzicato

Daniel Hope wird künstlerischer Leiter der Dresdner Frauenkirche

Daniel Hope (*1973) wird 2019 für zunächst fünf Jahre Künstlerischer Leiter der Dresdner Frauenkirche.

Musik Heute

Heinrich-Schütz-Musikfest zieht positive Bilanz

Das Heinrich-Schütz-Musikfest hat in den vergangenen zehn Tagen mehr als 4.800 Besucher angezogen. Die 37 Veranstaltungen in Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen seien zu 89 Prozent ausgelastet gewesen, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

Le Monde

L’Opéra de Lyon sous le signe de la guerre

Le chef-d’œuvre de Benjamin Britten, « War Requiem », ouvre la saison lyrique dans le cadre du « Centenaire de la Paix ».

El Mundo

El flamenco, esa escuela de energía

Pepe Habichuela celebra sesenta años de guitarra.

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Music History    in 1912 FP of ‘s Pierrot Lunaire in Berlin, after 40 rehearsals.

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(Written on October 16, 2017 )

In today’s news: Grace-Evangeline Mason wins Liverpool Philharmonic composition competition, Hackney Empire cancels opera, and Daniel Hope receives Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit. Herbert Blomstedt receives medal of honour from the city of Leipzig, music is crucial for the perception of physical touch, and the chamber orchestra Basel looks back on a successful season 16/17.

Classical Music

Grace-Evangeline Mason wins Liverpool Philharmonic composition competition

Liverpool Philharmonic has named Grace-Evangeline Mason as the 2017 winner of its annual Christopher Brooks Composition.

The Guardian

Hackney Empire pulls out of Chinese takeaway opera over all-white cast

The London premiere of an opera set in a Chinese takeaway has been cancelled after a backlash over its all-white cast.

The Strad

Daniel Hope awarded Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit

The now Berlin-based violinist was presented with the Verdienstkreuz am Bande on the evening of the premiere of a documentary about him.

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Classic FM creates the first 7-egg box as chickens lay more eggs to classical music

To celebrate World Egg Day, Classic FM has teamed up with Clarence Court Eggs to create the first 7-egg box after an experiment reveals chickens are more productive when listening to classical music.

The New York Times

Venezuela’s Government Cancels Another Gustavo Dudamel Tour

The conductor Gustavo Dudamel may well be Venezuela’s most acclaimed cultural export, and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela has come to symbolize that nation’s commitment to social programs and music education for all.

Limelight

Mona Foma unveils its 2018 season

Quirky musical settings, arrangements of old favourites, and the inner workings of the opera singer are next year’s highlights.

RBB Kulturradio

Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt erhält Ehrenmedaille der Stadt Leipzig

Der 90-Jährige wird für seine Verdienste um das kulturelle Leben ausgezeichnet.

Klassik.com

Berührende Musik: Musik entscheidend für die Wahrnehmung physischer Berührung

Wissenschaftlern am Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften (MPI CBS) in Leipzig ist es gelungen, die Bedeutung von Musik für die Wahrnehmung physischer Berührung nachzuweisen.

Codex Flores

Bilanz 16/17 des Kammerorchesters Basel

Das Kammerorchester Basel hat die Saison 16/17 mit einem Gewinn von 89’000 Franken abgeschlossen.

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Pierre Boulez Saal @boulezsaal

Today was the last performance of “ dancing with the gods”. Thank you & !

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(Written on October 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: Warner Music signs a licensing deal with Mixcloud. The plans for a new London concert hall are one step further and the ABO has announced the new cohort selected for „Find Your Way“. Daniel Hope wins the Bundesverdienstkreuz. The New York times on “The Force of Things”, a false report of death, the artistic director of the Gärtnerplatz on the re-opening, the EU Youth orchestra has got to move because of Brexit.

M Magazine

Warner Music signs licensing deal with Mixcloud

Warner Music is the first major record company to sign a licensing deal with Mixcloud, covering the label’s international roster of artists and recordings.

Classical Music Magazine

ABO announces 2017/18 Find Your Way cohort

The Association of British Orchestras has announced the new cohort selected for ‘Find Your Way’, its annual programme of sector-specific mentoring and placements for senior and emerging managers in ABO member organisations.

Pictures at an Exhibition reimagined for charity concert

Artists, musicians and authors have joined forces to reimagine Viktor Hartmann and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in support of London’s homeless.

The Guardian

Plans for new London concert hall move step closer after architects announced

New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro chosen from six-strong shortlist, and will work to submit a design for the building by December 2018

New York Times

‘The Force of Things,’ an Indirectly Audible Opera

In the 50 years since Robert Ashley wrote “That Morning Thing,” some strategies for making new opera have become clear.

Limelight

Reports of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s death incorrect

Reports of the death of Siberian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015, are incorrect.

Musik Heute

Bundesverdienstkreuz an Geiger Daniel Hope

Der Geiger Daniel Hope hat das Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland erhalten.

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Josef E. Köpplinger, Intendant und Regisseur zur Wiedereröffnung des Münchner Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz

2010 entschloss sich Klagenfurts Intendant Josef E. Köpplinger Münchens „anderes Opernhaus“ oder „Opéra comique“, das Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz ab 2012 zu übernehmen.

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Umzug des EU-Jugendorchesters: Italien macht Angebot

Das ‘European Union Youth Orchestra’, das wegen des Brexits seinen bisherigen Sitz in London aufgeben muss, hat ein Angebot der italienischen Regierung erhalten

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Music History‏ @today_classical #Today in 1830 FP of #Chopin‘s E-minor Piano Concerto, composer at piano in Warsaw #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

 

The Force of Things ©Marina Levitskaya

(Written on October 11, 2017 )

In today’s news: The influence of the Reformation on western classical music, music-themed afternoon tea, and Inclusive Creativity announces Rich Mix concert. Katharina Wincor and Petr Popelka receive Neeme Järvi Prize, Daniel Hope to play three concerts in Germany, and composer Wilhelm Killmayer has died.

The Guardian

The Reformation: classical music’s punk moment

The great cultural and religious schism of the 16th century democratised music and participation, creating the template for modern classical music.

The Times

Side orders

Lemuel’s Lounge at the Conrad, opposite the National Concert Hall, is serving a music-themed afternoon tea seven days a week.

The Telegraph

Teen prodigy Daniel Harding: ‘I was unfocused and the orchestra could smell blood’

Daniel Harding has just changed out of his aviation gear, having spent the past four hours in a flight simulator. That’s not typical practice for world-class conductors, but then Daniel Harding is not your typical world-class conductor.

Classical Music Magazine

Inclusive Creativity announces Rich Mix concert

Created by composer Frank Lyons, the organisation aims to level the playing field in performance and composition for disabled musicians by developing instrumental technology and methodologies that allow for side-by-side performance with professional musicians.

Teaching Drama

Octagon Theatre releases redevelopment details

Octagon Theatre in Bolton has released further information about its new vision. The redevelopment of the 50-year-old theatre was announced in January 2015, and it has now been revealed that this redevelopment will include a number of exciting improvements.

Limelight

Finalists announced for Freedman Classical Fellowship

This year’s finalists are bassoonist Matthew Kneale, flautist Tamara Kohler, and pianist Alex Raineri.

Pizzicato

Venezuelan President goes after Dudamel

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has furiously attacked conductor Gustavo Dudamel yesterday in a TV statement.

Klassik.com

Neeme Järvi Preise für Katharina Wincor und Petr Popelka

Die österreichische Dirigentin und Sängerin Katharina Wincor und der tschechische Dirigent und Kontrabassist Petr Popelka haben den Neeme Järvi Preis 2017 erhalten.

Klassik Heute

Daniel Hope mit drei Konzerten bei den Festspielen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Vivaldis Die vier Jahreszeiten gehören zweifelsohne zu den meistgespielten Violinkonzerten überhaupt.

BR Klassik

Konsequent gegen den Strom

Wilhelm Killmayer war eine der eigenwilligsten Künstlerpersönlichkeiten mit einer charakteristischen Klangsprache fern jeglicher Schulen und Stile.

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Das Opernmagazin @DasOpernmagazin

Ballett am Rhein wieder „Kompanie des Jahres“ via @httpstwittercomdasopernmagazinlangde

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(Written on August 21, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth over £1 million pounds, Roderick Williams has been appointed as visiting consultant in vocal performance at Birmingham Conservatoire, and BBC Proms has committed to making classical concerts welcoming to all, with a new disability-inclusive event at the Royal Albert Hall.

Classical Music

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announces latest grants

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth over £1 million pounds to 28 projects across the UK.

Classic FM

‘Simon Rattle is not afraid to say what he thinks about the state of music education – he’s great for music in the UK’

Gareth Davies is Chairman and Principal Flautist of the LSO and he spoke exclusively to our presenter Anne-Marie Minhall about the orchestra’s new music director, Sir Simon Rattle.

Music Teacher

Roderick Williams takes Birmingham Conservatoire post

Roderick Williams has been appointed as visiting consultant in vocal performance at Birmingham Conservatoire. The baritone, who was awarded an OBE earlier this year, will visit the institution on a regular basis to give recitals, individual coaching and masterclasses.

Huffington Post

BBC Proms Launches First Disability-Inclusive Concert To Make Classical Music Accessible To All

With their silent audiences, formal attire and clapping etiquette, classical music concerts don’t scream accessibility. But BBC Proms has committed to making classical concerts welcoming to all, with a new disability-inclusive event at the Royal Albert Hall.

Berliner Morgenpost

Bei Berlins Kulturstätten herrscht Sanierungsstau

435 Millionen Euro werden benötigt, um alle Theater und Konzertsäle der Stadt instand zu setzen. „Es muss dringend etwas getan werden.“

Fono Forum

Kulturinstitut der Musikindustrie

Joyce DiDonato, Matthias Goerne, Daniel Hope (!), Kent Nagano, Maurizio Pollini, Fazıl Say, Christian Tetzlaff, das Wiener Klaviertrio, Thomas Fritzsch, Sebastian Knauer, Linus Roth und der Nachwuchskünstler Lucas Debargue gehören zu den Preisträgern des ECHO KLASSIK 2017.

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Experimentierlust lässt Besucher staunen

Das Festival vielsaitig gibt klangvolle Einblicke nicht nur in die Geigenbau-Historie

El Mundo

Cartas de amor de grandes compositores

“Es una última y dura prueba, pero mi amor es mi fe, y estoy sedienta por el martirio”, escribe Marie d’Agoult cuando deja a su marido para amar a Franz Liszt. Es uno de los fragmentos de una de las misivas que recoge el libro ‘Cartas de amor de músicos’ (Turner), de Kurt Pahlen.

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Genova organizes Paganini festival

Genova, the city of the Premio Paganini, is planning a festival with nine concerts, all with free entrance, with the participation of three winners of the Paganini Award.

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Music History    in 1840 FP of Hector ‘s Grand Symphonie funebre et triomphale in Paris.
Classical Music News  Punk Transformed?
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(Written on July 28, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today: Classical music “excludes” composers from minorities, Donatella Flick Conducting Competition takes place at Barbican Centre, and Las Vegas Philharmonic forms American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship. Also, director of Rostock People’s Theatre wants to reduce the orchestra and Daniel Hope becomes Artistic Partner of New Century Chamber Orchestra.

BBC News

Classical music ‘excludes’ composers from minorities

Composers from minority groups are “effectively silenced” because they do not fit into classical music’s “inner club”, a composer has said. BBC Radio 3 now makes diversity pledges, to feature more unjustly neglected composers.

Classical Music Magazine

Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2017

The final round of the 14th Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition will take place at the Barbican Centre on 17 November.

The Strad

2016 International Wieniawski Violin Competition names 7 finalists

The contest is currently taking place in Poland, and has named the seven candidates chosen to progress to the finals.

The Irish Times

Jim Carroll: Closing the gap between clubland and the classical world

Classical musicians are joining forces with DJs and electronica producers – and are fast becoming the hottest ticket in town.

Broadway World

New York City’s Azure Ensemble Presents A Classical Music Program Inspired by the French Impressionist Period At the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that the Azure Ensemble, a chamber music group based out of New York City, will perform a classical music program inspired by the French Impressionist period at the Bickford Theatre on Sunday, October 30 at 2:00PM.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Forms American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship

This new and unique fellowship partners the Las Vegas Philharmonic with the Cottbus State Theater Orchestra in Cottbus, Germany and will give both organizations the opportunity to exchange guest artists with their respective orchestras.

Klassik.com

Volkstheater Rostock: Intendant plädiert für Orchesterverkleinerung

Durch die Verkleinerung des Orchesters könnte Joachim Kümmritz zufolge die Schauspielsparte gerettet werden, die nach den Vorstellungen des früheren Intendanten grundlegend umstrukturiert werden sollte. Weitgehend gleich soll die Ensemblegröße des Balletts bleiben.

Kulturradio Rbb

Sasha Waltz will weiter Ko-Intendantin des Staatsballetts werden

Die Gerüchte darüber, dass Sasha Waltz doch nicht Ko-Intendantin des Staatsballetts Berlin werden möchte, sind falsch. Sasha Waltz freue sich auf ihre neue Aufgabe und arbeite derzeit intensiv mit dem Ko-Intendanten Johannes Öhmann an ihrem Konzept für das Staatsballett.

Codex Flores

Hope Partner des New Century Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Hope, der britische Geiger und Musikalische Leiter des Zürcher Kammerorchesters, amtet ab der Saison 17/18 für drei Jahre als künstlerischer Partner des in San Francisco beheimateten New Century Chamber Orchestra.

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Music History @today_classical in 1973 opening of after Utzon’s won an international design competition

klassik.com @klassikcom Festspielhaus Füssen: Staatsanwalt ermittelt wegen Insolvenzverschleppung

UK Delegation OSCE @UKOSCE Inspiring address by on and quoting Goethe and Martin Buber

Eleanor Alberga. Photo Credit: Guy Levy.

Eleanor Alberga. Photo Credit: Guy Levy.

(Written on October 20, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, amateur orchestras are competing for a spot at the BBC Proms, BIS Records release the final recording of the Minnesota Orchestra’s celebrated Sibelius symphonies series & BBC creates a virtual orchestra. Also, The North Devon Sinfonia has been chosen to be a part of TV series All Together Now.

Classical Music Magazine

Amateur orchestras competing for Proms spot revealed

The BBC has revealed the five orchestras selected to participate in All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge. The series will follow the ensembles in their quest to be crowned the best UK amateur orchestra and to perform on stage at the BBC Proms in the Park concert in Hyde Park.

Broadwayworld

Bis Records to release final recording of Minnesota Orchestra’s SIBELIUS series, 9/9

The Swedish label BIS Records releases the final recording of the Minnesota Orchestra’s celebrated Sibelius symphonies series. Conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, the album features the Finnish composer’s Third, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies.

BBC Music Magazine

Learning the drums with Sarah Walker

Do you have an instrument gathering dust in a cupboard? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to play an instrument but never quite got round to taking it up. Now’s your chance. This summer, the BBC is asking people around the UK to Get Playing and take part in a virtual orchestra. The orchestra, led by conductor Marin Alsop, will perform the Toreador Song from Bizet’s Carmen at the Last Night of the Proms.

 

North Devon Journal

New BBC series All Together Now to shine spotlight on North Devon’s musical talent

North Devon is preparing to be thrust into the musical spotlight after a group of talented performers was chosen to appear on a new BBC series. The North Devon Sinfonia has been chosen to be a part of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge – a nation-wide search for the best amateur orchestra in the UK.

The Telegraph

Edinburgh Fringe 2016: 10 top tips for survival

If you don’t like the weather in Edinburgh, so the saying goes, just wait 10 minutes – and that’s no exaggeration. Just because the sun is blazing one moment in the Scottish capital, it doesn’t mean that rainfall of Old Testament ferocity isn’t seconds away, with raindrops hitting the ground with such a whump that they can ricochet half way up the inside of your trouser-leg.

New York Times

How artists change the world

As usual, there were a ton of artists and musicians at the political conventions this year. And that raises some questions. How much should artists get involved in politics? How can artists best promote social change?

Independent

Prom 21: Aurora Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, review: ‘Elegant and joyous in equal measure, this was much more than a gimmick’

The Aurora Orchestra’s symphony-from-memory has become an annual Proms fixture. The first time Nicholas Collon and his players set music-stands aside in 2014 it was a curiosity, the second time still very much an oddity. Only now, third time round, can we stop marvelling at the feat of memory and start listening properly to the music.

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Klassik-Festspiele erinnern an Dirigent Menuhin

Mit einem Konzertwochenende erinnern die Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern an Yehudi Menuhin. Die Konzerte am 5. und 6. August in Ulrichshusen gestalten der Geiger Daniel Hope, Pianist Sebastian Knauer sowie das Zürcher Kammerorchester.

Musik heute

Instrumentenverband schreibt Schulmusikpreis aus

Der Verband der Musikinstrumentenbranche (SOMM) hat am Montag den Europäischen Schulmusikpreis (ESP) ausgeschrieben. Gesucht werden innovative Methoden für den instrumentalen Musikunterricht.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wiederentdecker der Viola da Gamba

Er ist ein unermüdlicher Forscher im Bereich der Alten Musik. Der weltbekannte Dirigent Jordi Savall hat die Viola da Gamba wiederentdeckt – ein fast vergessener Vorläufer des heutigen Cello. Gestern ist der Gambenvirtuose 75 Jahre alt geworden.

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Live at Zedel @LiveAtZedel Late night classical music in Soho? Join us for the residency each month during the Autumn season

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(Written on August 2, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the German cabinet deciding on a reform of copyright law to secure artist’s fair payment. Also, Vienna opera places composition commissions, first looks on Zimmer’s soundtrack for Batman v Superman, WNO announces new chair & more

Classic FM

Hear an exclusive track from the Batman v Superman soundtrack

We’ve got an exclusive first look at Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Enjoy ‘Do You Bleed’ right now! Read more at http://www.classicfm.com/composers/zimmer/news/batman-v-superman-soundtrack-do-you-bleed/#8MIm526H3B6f5ZPv.99

Classical Music Magazine

WNO announces new chair

Welsh National Opera has appointed Mark Molyneux as its next chair of the board of directors. He succeeds Geraint Talfan Davies, who steps down in July after 10 years in the post.

Classical Music Magazine

Vuillaume ‘Evangelists’ quartet sell for record amount

A quartet of instruments made by the luthier Jean Baptiste Vuillaume sold at auction for £960,000 on 15 March.

The Strad

City of Birmingham Symphony names Kate Suthers second violin section leader

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has appointed Kate Suthers as its section leader second violin from May 2016

NMZ

Jazzstudie 2016: Viele Jazzmusiker können von Gagen nicht leben

Viele Jazzmusiker in Deutschland können nach Einschätzung eines Berufsverbands allein von ihren Gagen nicht leben

Golem.de

Regierung beschließt Gesetzentwurf für “faire Beteiligung”

Das Bundeskabinett hat eine Reform des Urhebervertragsrechts beschlossen. Die Urheber werfen Justizminister Maas vor, seine ursprünglichen Pläne verwässert zu haben

Die Presse

Staatsoper: Staudt schreibt Auftragsoper “Die Weiden”

Die Oper von Johannes Maria Staud und dem Dresdner Librettisten Durs Grünbein wird „eine Expedition ins Herz Europas“

The Strad

London’s Royal College of Music receives rare Gagliano violin in its original Baroque set-up

The Royal College of Music in London has been gifted a 1758 Nicolò Gagliano violin on permanent loan from an anonymous charitable benefactor

Deutsche Welle

How European exile composers created the sounds of Hollywood

World-renowned violinist Daniel Hope uncovered dusty letters and compositions scribbled on scraps of paper for “The Sounds of Hollywood,” a book and a CD on Jewish immigrant composers who fled to Hollywood in the 1930s

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BR KLASSIKAusstellung in : und der Germanenkult in üppigen Gemälden

Deutsche Grammophon Last night we had such a wonderful & unique SLEEP with . See you tonight again!

ARTEFAKT Kultur Seit Jahrzehnten ist der Star-Bariton Thomas Hampson rund um den Globus unterwegs

Photograph: DW / H. Mund

Photograph: DW / H. Mund

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on March 17, 2016 )