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In today’s news: Spotify shares jump to record high, Rosemary Johnson and other leading figures from the classical world are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, Schott Music and MPI Music Production International are to publish a new Academic Edition of the Complete Works of Tchaikovsky, the 1ooth anniversary of librettist Arrigo Boito, and Spotify algorithms decide what is the best music for you.

Shares in the company scaled a new high on Friday afternoon, jumping as much as 4 per cent to a record high of $172.76. The reason for the sudden jump was not immediately clear, but it came as Recode reported that Spotify has started licensing songs directly from artists and their managers.

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Simon Keenlyside, and Classic FM’s Composer in Residence Debbie Wiseman recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Leading figures from the classical world have been honoured alongside actor Emma Thompson – who’s made a Dame – and author Kazuo Ishiguro, who is given a Knighthood.


New cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers

The Sixteen has announced the new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers, and the appointment of Royal Academy of Music student Harry Bradford as conducting scholar for 2018-19.

Schott Music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The Project of a Century

Work on the Academic Edition of the Complete Works by P.I. Tchaikovsky has now begun. Comprising about 120 volumes, this edition will be a big undertaking. The first volumes will be published in 2018.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Als hätte man eine zehnte Beethoven-Symphonie entdeckt

Ein verloren geglaubtes Album von John Coltrane ist aufgetaucht. Es ist musikalische Höchstleistung und spirituelle Ekstase in einem.

Neue Musikzeitung

Das «Ruhrepos»-Projekt – Brechts nie realisierte Industrie-Oper

Vor gut 90 Jahren bestellte die Stadt Essen bei Bertolt Brecht und Kurt Weill eine Industrie-Oper.


100. Todestag von Arrigo Boito

Legendärer Librettist celebrates 100th anniversary.

El País

Tengo una ‘playlist’ para usted

Los algoritmos de Spotify deciden cuál es la mejor música para ti


The aural magic of Stanford’s Laptop orchestra

Ten days before the big concert, the members of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra are performing technology triage.


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

(Written on June 11, 2018 )

Classical News

In our news today, the Royal Opera House is sued by a viola player for ruining his career, Debbie Wiseman to write the music for the Queen’s 90th birthday & the shortlists have been announced for the RPS Music Awards.

BBC News

Musician sues Royal Opera House over ruined hearing

A renowned viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for ruining his hearing and his career during rehearsals of Wagner’s Die Walkure.

Classic FM

Music for Queen’s 90th birthday written by Classic FM composer Debbie Wiseman

Classic FM’s Composer in Residence has been commissioned to compose the orchestral Overture and Finale music for the royal celebration in May.

Classical Music Magazine

Shortlists announced for RPS Music Awards

The shortlists have been announced for this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

Music Week

Eventbrite launches free public events drive

Self-service ticketing platform Eventbrite is running a touring exhibition of free British and Irish events that have taken place over the past 50 years.

The Telegraph

Stars gather for David Bowie tribute concert in New York

Stars from the world of rock and pop gathered at Carnegie Hall in New York to pay tribute to David Bowie who died in January, aged 69.

New York Times

Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to continue partnership

Their first collaboration, the New York premiere of the opera“Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” will not open until Friday, but the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia are already making plans to get the band back together.


New York Philharmonic Archives Highlighted for 175th Anniversary

The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 175th anniversary next season with a nostalgic 2016-17 itinerary. And in observance of nearly two centuries of music, the Philharmonic is illuminating its extensive digital archive library.


Andreas Scholl, German ‘Spectre’ singer, brings baroque Opera into focus

German countertenor Andreas Scholl is spearheading a rejuvenation of baroque opera with his distinct, unadulterated voice. The vocalist achieved mainstream recognition last year when his version of Vivaldi’s “Cum Dederit,” backed by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, appeared in the James Bond film, Spectre.


Final preparations for the ICMA Award Ceremony and Gala Concert 2016

The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) organize their Award Ceremony and Gala Concert today, April 1st, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian, hosted by the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl and San Sebastian 2016, Cultural capital of Europe.


Nine soloists at the ICMA-Gala in San Sebastian

The Gala concert of the International Music Awards 2016 takes place today, 01 April, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian. The event is hosted by the Euskadi Orchestra (Basque National Orchestra) and Donostia 2016.

Konzertante Rheingold-Aufführung in der Berliner Philharmonie massiv gestört

Bei einer konzertanten Aufführung von Richard Wagners Musikdrama “Das Rheingold” ist es in der Berliner Philharmonie am vergangenen Wochenende zu einem Eklat gekommen. Lokalen Medienberichten zufolge wurde das ausverkaufte Konzert mit der Berliner Landeskapelle unter Leitung von Horst Bergfried mehrfach durch Zwischenrufe gestört und musste schließlich aufgrund von Tumulten unterbrochen werden.

Bach-Medaille für Bassist Peter Kooij

Die Bach-Medaille der Stadt Leipzig geht in diesem Jahr an den niederländischen Bassisten Peter Kooij.

Zeit Online

Artemis-QuartettHäutungen eines Igels

Im vergangenen Sommer nahm sich der Bratscher des berühmten Artemis Quartetts das Leben. Jetzt präsentieren sich die Musiker erstmals in neuer Besetzung.


Classic FM @ClassicFM: We’ve got a stunning new recording that we’re featuring throughout the day – and it’s from our very own @!

Caterina Grewe @Caterina_Mai: What an exciting day! I just received the first copies of my new CD! # #

Top Classical News @topcmnews: Journey, a 70th birthday retrospective – Trevor Pinnock looks back with infectious enthusiasm #


Royal Opera House. Photograph: BBC News

(Written on April 1, 2016 )

Classical News


In praise of Pierre Boulez at 90

Composer George Benjamin salutes the French composer-conductor whose polemical essays and presence on the podium has transformed musical composition, institutions and taste


Papering the house: classical music’s dark secret

The industry practice of giving away large numbers of complimentary tickets in order to boost official attendances is ethically unclear, says Rupert Christiansen

The Times

Pierre Boulez at 90 — a dedicated modernist and a master of provocation

Richard Morrison assesses the impact of a revolutionary composer, while key figures in the musical world salute his achievements

Classic FM

Debbie Wiseman’s Wolf Hall soundtrack shoots to number 1 in Classic FM chart

‘What a shock,’ says composer Debbie Wiseman after her score for the Tudor TV drama shoots straight to the top spot in the Classic FM Chart.


Classical could be good for your brain

Listening to classical music regularly could be good for your brain, say researchers at the University of Helsinki.

Zeit Online

Hauschka spielt “Ping Pong”

Seine Musik schwingt zwischen Techno, Pop und Avantgarde. In einer Rekorder-Session bringt Hauschka nun die Bälle zum Tanzen: eine Meditation am präparierten Flügel.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Das Glückskind als Gottesversucher

Er ist der König des Welttheaters, als Regisseur ein Zauberer, das Genie der größten Einfachheit: An diesem Samstag wird das Wunder Peter Brook neunzig Jahre jung.

Der Tagesspiegel

Spannende Pläne für die Zukunft

Die Deutsche Oper Berlin hat viel vor 2015/16: Ein Meyerbeer-Zyklus startet, es gibt eine Uraufführung, insgesamt 179 Aufführungen auf der Hauptbühne – und für 2020 ist ein neuer “Ring des Nibelungen” angekündigt

Die Welt

Die teuerste Wabenstruktur der Welt

Die Lage ist spektakulär, die Kosten sind es auch. Anfang 2017 soll die Elbphilharmonie eröffnet werden. Der Entwurf von Herzog & de Meuron beherrscht schon Hamburgs Skyline. Ein Baustellenbesuch.

The New York Times

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Racked by Infighting

SEOUL, South Korea — When the respected Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra announced this month that it was canceling its United States tour set for April, it cited fiscal woes.

The Washington Post

SXSW 2015: When a music festival feels like an after-party

AUSTIN — Some come to South by Southwest seeking glory. Others come to roll their eyes at it.


Wigmore Hall ‏@wigmore_hall: Hey everybody, please retweet and spread the word about our amazing £5 tickets, Under 35s Scheme | Wigmore Series | …

Royal Opera House ‏@RoyalOperaHouse: A rarely-seen view to kick off #secretsMW – the view from within our orchestra pit #MuseumWeek ^C

Spitalfields Music ‏@SpitsMusic: This wk 150 Tower Hamlets children take over! Discover more on the Takeover blog:  #SMTakeover

Pierre Boulez and Olivier Messiaen,Composed … Pierre Boulez (left) and Olivier Messiaen in 1977. Photograph: Roger Viollet/Rex

(Written on March 23, 2015 )