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In our classical news today, top DJs and producers are given the keys to classical music archives, Edinburgh’s festivals kick off, and Martin Frost explores the soul of the clarinet. Also, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles inspires young musicians, and Early Music Vancouver announces the headline event of its 2016 Vancouver Bach Festival.


What happens when top DJs and producers are given the keys to classical music archives?

Decca Classics invited the world’s foremost electronic producers, including Mr Scruff, Starkey, Martin Buttrich and Kate Simko, to pick a track from their archives and rework it for a new album Re:works.

BBC News

Edinburgh’s festivals kick off

Edinburgh’s cultural festivals are officially kicking off, with thousands of events taking place.
For the next three weeks the city will host the International Festival, the Fringe and the Military Tattoo.

Pink News

London Gay Symphony Orchestra to take part in BBC Proms TV contest

The London Gay Symphony Orchestra is set to take part in a TV contest to celebrate the BBC Proms. Four-part series ‘All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge’ will follow five orchestras as they compete for a place in the Grand Final.

Classic FM

Listening to an orchestra recorded in *3D sound* is absolutely mind-altering and extraordinary

Thanks to Specsavers Audiologists, this is your opportunity to hear one of the world’s finest ensembles in 3D sound. And we think you’ll find it quite incredible.

The Strad

Buying a stringed instrument – a comprehensive guide

Purchasing an instrument is as much about rigorous auditioning as it is about falling in love. Violin maker Guy Rabut recommends a step-by-step approach to finding the ultimate partner

The New York Times

Martin Frost Explores the Soul of the Clarinet

When the Swedish star clarinetist Martin Frost performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the conductor Paavo Jarvi at the Mostly Mozart Festival on Friday and Saturday, audience members may not see much of the effort that goes into shaping the gently soaring lines of its famous Adagio.

CCTV America

Inner city orchestra inspires young musicians, promotes diversity

With America’s racial conflicts making global headlines, the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles defies the trends. The orchestra gives disadvantaged young people of color a chance to pursue their love of music and promote diversity.


Early Music Vancouver’s Bach Festival to Present MASS IN B MINOR This August

Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces the headline event of its 2016 Vancouver Bach Festival: the Mass in B Minor on August 5, 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.


107 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer beim 8. Internationalen Louis Spohr Wettbewerb für Junge Geiger

Weltweit hatten sich insgesamt 189 Violinen-Virtuosen für den 8. Internationalen Louis Spohr Wettbewerb für Junge Geiger an der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar beworben. Der Wettbewerb wird vom 28. Oktober bis 8. November 2016 stattfinden.

Musik heute

Prominente als Paten für Young Euro Classic-Konzerte

“Tatort”-Kommissare und die deutsche Stimme von “James Bond”: Beim Festival Young Euro Classic (YEC) werden die Konzerte von Prominenten angesagt.

Klassik heute

Zusatzvorstellung für Mozart-Requiem mit Bartabas bei der Mozartwoche Salzburg

Aufgrund der großen Nachfrage – sämtliche drei Vorstellungen in der Felsenreitschule sind bereits restlos ausverkauft – ist für die Mozartwoche 2017 eine zusätzliche Aufführung am Dienstag, 31. Januar 2017 um 20.00 Uhr eingeplant.


Top Classical News @topcmnews Life in a string quartet: No time to shop or cook @klassikcom Schweizer Kulturstatistik: Rund 36 Prozent der Bürger machen aktiv Musik

nmz @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Ernst und Entertainment: Iiro Rantala mit seinem aktuellen Programm in Trier


Mr. Frost, the Swedish clarinetist whose work has been called “a paragon of lyricism,” with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Credit: Brian Harkin for The New York Times


(Written on August 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Spectator argues that female composers have been left off the syllabus because they’re no good, and the Evening Standard lists classical music’s most influential Londoners in 2015. Also, The Strad reports on how harmonics can be used as a violin teaching tool

The Spectator

The reason why there are no female composers on the syllabus is because they’re no good

Nothing by Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Ethel Smyth or Judith Weir matches up to the work of their male counterparts

The Guardian

Marriage of Figaro – have you lost the plot?

Do you too struggle to follow every twist and turn of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro? Help us get things clear, for once and for all

The Strad

Using harmonics as a violin teaching and practice tool

Although harmonics are most often used for musical effect, in the search for a perfectly pure sound they can be a wonderful aid to learning and practice, argues Laura Reed

Evening Standard

The Progress 1000: London’s most influential people 2015 – Classical Music

Classical music’s most influential Londoners and what they have done for the Arts

Manchester Evening News

Hacienda classics turned classical as DJs perform dance hits with Manchester Camerata

Former Hacienda DJs Graeme Park and Mike Pickering came up with the idea to play a non-stop set of 20 songs with the local chamber orchestra to give the club’s anthems a new life

New York Times

The Met Considers Naming Rights, and Other Ways Forward

A bigger glass lobby stretching into Lincoln Center’s plaza. Operas on Sunday. And perhaps, following the lead of its neighboring theaters recently renamed for David Geffen and David H. Koch, slapping another wealthy donor’s name on the storied Metropolitan Opera House.

Listen Magazine

The Mensch

Itzhak Perlman discusses teaching, Mendelssohn, color, chamber music, warhorses, interpretation, solo Bach, and his hair.

Neue Musikzeitung

Gergijew gibt Einstand in München – Aufbruch in eine neue Ära?

Mit dem Einstandkonzert des russischen Stardirigenten Waleri Gergijew beginnt für die Münchner Philharmoniker an diesem Donnerstag eine neue Zeitrechnung.

ARD-Musikwettbewerb geht mit dem 3. Preisträgerkonzert zu Ende

Die 64. Ausgabe des Internationalen Musikwettbewerbs der ARD ist erfolgreich zu Ende gegangen und hat in allen vier Kategorien ausgezeichnete Ergebnisse hervorgebracht.

Neues Kulturzentrum in Lugano eröffnet

Theater- und Konzertsaal bieten Raum für musikalisches Angebot unterschiedlicher Sparten. Entworfen hat das Gebäude der Tessiner Architekt Ivan Gianola.


Classic FM: The 8 noisiest things in classical music:

ISM: Classical concert etiquette: the new rules from :

GramophoneYou voted in your thousands. At 8pm tonight we will announce the Artist of the Year.


Music Director of English National Opera: Mark Wigglesworth Daniel Hambury/ Evening Standard



(Written on September 17, 2015 )