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In today’s news: Semperoper in Dresden to pay out 350,000€ to Serge Dorny. Dr. Dre hit with large legal pay out order over Beats headphones. Spotify to extend live performance streaming service. Piano lessons improve language ability as much as reading. Loud music in restaurants can make people choose unhealthy option. Bamberg Symphony continues tour in Japan. Association of British Orchestras’ Sirens scheme to promote women composers.


Scheme to promote women composers returns for second year

The Association of British Orchestras’ Sirens scheme has announced its second year of awards for projects that raise awareness of historic women composers in orchestral programming.


Tenebrae to give American choral music concert

Tenebrae are to give a concert of American choral music, as part of St John’s Smith Square’s Americana ’18 series.


Piano lessons improve language ability as much as reading, study finds

A study of four to five-year-olds found piano training improved certain aspects of language development as much as – and in some areas more than – reading instruction.


Watch Madama Butterfly from Glyndebourne 

Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly for free on the Telegraph website.

BBC News

Dr Dre hit with $25m bill for Beats headphones

Dr Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine have been ordered to pay $25.2m (£19.2m) to a former partner in their headphone company, Beats.

Rolling Stone

The Biggest New Artist on Tour in 2018 Is… Spotify

Streaming service is turning playlists into tours as it takes on more of the music industry

Music Week

‘It is absolutely a hot issue for the industry’: PRS For Music’s Paul Dilorito on how metadata can grow the biz

PRS For Music likes to think of itself as being at the cutting-edge of technology, so it’s understandably proud of its new deal with Swedish metadata platform Auddly.

Speis & Trank II: Laute Musik in Restaurants verführt zu ungesundem Essen

Amerikanischen und schwedischen Forschern des Muma College of Business in Florida zufolge beeinflusst die Lautstärke der Hintergrundmusik in Restaurants die Auswahl des Essens.


Semperoper Dresden: Einigung im Fall Dorny

Im juristischen Streit zwischen dem Opernintendanten Serge Dorny und dem Freistaat Sachsen haben sich beide Seiten auf einen Vergleich geeinigt. Wie das sächsische Kunstministerium am Freitag in Dresden mitteilte, wird Dorny eine Zahlung von 350.000 Euro bekommen.


Seelennahrung für Jung und Alt

“Wenn ältere Menschen nicht mehr so mobil sind, um ins Konzert zu gehen, dann müssen wir uns eben bewegen”, findet Hanno Dönneweg, Solo-Fagottist im SWR Symphonieorchester. Er und Musikvermittlerin Jasmin Bachmann brachten Kinder und Senioren mit Musik außerhalb des Konzertsaals zusammen.


La Sinfónica de Bamberg, de gira por Japón con su titular Jakub Hrůša

Desde el pasado día 25 de junio la Sinfónica de Bamberg está de gira por Japón, en una tournée que incluye cuatro conciertos en algunos de los principales escenarios nipones.


Olga Busuioc and Joshua Guerrero in Madama Butterfly (c) Alastair Muir

(Written on June 29, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news Apple has introduced its new music service, promising that ‘it will change the way you experience music forever’. Sky also launches its new Sky Arts channel today, starting this evening with a new Guitar talent search, the play Birthday starring Stephen Mangan and a new series of The South Bank Show, with Melvyn Bragg interviewing Game of Thrones’ George R R Martin. Also, a new study shows that Verdi’s music can lower blood pressure.


Sky Arts: everything you need to know about the new channel

The new Sky Arts channel launches today. Here’s an essential guide.


Want to relax? Listen to Verdi, scientists say

Research shows the Italian composer’s music can lower blood pressure


Introducing Apple Music

All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place.

Classical Music Magazine

Former Chetham’s teacher found not guilty of rape

Former violin teacher Malcolm Layfield, 63, has been found not guilty of raping a former pupil.


Silver music-making

Participating in musical activities is helping older people in England’s North East combat loneliness, according to data collected by the Sage Gateshead.

Der Tagesspiegel

Daniel Barenboim: “Das ist menschenunwürdig”

Irritationen in Bayreuth: Hat Christian Thielmann tatsächlich damit gedroht, nicht zu dirigieren, falls Eva Wagner-Pasquier den Grünen Hügel betritt? Jetzt hat sich auch Daniel Barenboim zu Wort gemeldet.

Die Welt

Der stachligste Romantiker der Moderne

Loser Vogel, kantiger Kopf, eigenwilliger Riese: Carl Nielsen ist der Nationalkomponist Dänemarks. Da kennt jeder seine Lieder. Zum 150. wird es Zeit für eine Entdeckung. Nicht nur der Sinfonien.

Frankfurter Neue Presse

Stephan Pauly bleibt bis 2022 Intendant der Alten Oper

Stephan Pauly bleibt bis 2022 Intendant der Alten Oper Frankfurt. Der Aufsichtsrat des Konzerthauses beschloss am Montag, den bis 2017 laufenden Vertrag um fünf Jahre zu verlängern, wie die Stadt mitteilte.

New Music Box

New Music Needs Curators

At a time when the definition of curation is expanding rapidly, stretching from professionals in galleries, to curating your Google profile, to “tossers making a cup of tea,” there remains a lack of genuine curators and curatorial thought in the field of new music.

NPR Music

Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

The roar of a car bomb has been the prelude to Karim Wasfi’s performances of late. The renowned conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra has been appearing at the sites of explosions across Baghdad. Just hours after attacks, Wasfi can be seen seated amid ash and rubble in a black suit jacket, long hair combed back, playing his cello.


Help Musicians UK: Interested in fundraising for us? We’re looking for two to help set up pop up shops

The Economist : Apple, having already transformed the music business once, is trying to do so again

Classic FM Want to be a conductor? popped in to the office to share some top tips

sage-gatesheads-silver-programme-658x325Sage Gateshead’s Silver Programme. Photo: Sinfini Music

(Written on June 9, 2015 )