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In today’s news: Protest violinist and former El Sistema student Wuilly Arteaga released from custody in Venezuela, and Joyce DiDonato performs with refugee children in Greece. Michael Haensel has died, Baltic Sea Philharmonic on tour, and “Bundesakkordeonorchester” receives partnership with “Deutscher Musikrat.”

Classical Music Magazine

Gramophone announces 2017 Awards shortlist

The Awards will mark their 40th anniversary in 2017 with a ceremony at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2, which will be streamed live by medici.tv.

The Violin Channel

Candidates Announced for Germany’s 2017 ARD International Violin Competition

Open to violinists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2000, the 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 (US $11,500).

The Strad

Protest violinist Wuilly Arteaga released from custody in Venezuela

Wuilly Arteaga, a former El Sistema student who has become known worldwide for taking his violin on street demonstrations in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, was arrested and detained three weeks ago, attracting a number of petitions for his release.

Music Business Worldwide

Gustavo Lopez exits Universal after 21 years, launches talent uno for Latin music.

Long-serving Universal Music executive Gustavo Lopez has officially left the major after 21 years to launch his own services company in Los Angeles.

Classic FM

Joyce DiDonato performs with refugee children in Greece

The opera singer has been working with El Sistema Greece on workshops with refugee children from countries including Afghanistan and Syria: ‘El Sistema is building a cultural revolution here, through music education.’

Broadway World

Andrew Lloyd Webber Strikes Deal for Musical Theatre Advancement in China

Andrew Lloyd Webber will be expanding his musical theatre empire into China, starting with a Chinese makeover of his hit musical, Tell Me On A Sunday.

Limelight

Robot conductor to lead Italian orchestra in Bocelli concert

The humanoid robot YuMi will conduct the Lucca Philharmonic in an operatic highlights concert in Pisa. 

Klassik.com

Früherer Intendant des Ludwigshafener Pfalzbau-Theaters gestorben

Der Regisseur und Schauspieler Michael Haensel ist im Alter von 73 Jahren nach langer, schwerer Krankheit gestorben.

Klassik Heute

Baltic Sea Philharmonic und Kristjan Järvi auf Tournee

Das Baltic Sea Philharmonic und Kristjan Järvi touren ab dem 19. August durch Schweden, Deutschland und Italien mit Folkmusik-inspirierten Werken von Strawinsky, Rachmaninow und Arvo Pärt. 

Deutscher Musikrat

Bundesakkordeonorchester erhält Privilegierte Partnerschaft des Deutschen Musikrates

Auf einstimmigen Beschluss des Präsidiums hat der Deutsche Musikrat die Privilegierte Partnerschaft an das Bundesakkordeonorchester vergeben.

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The Strad: Wuilly Arteaga

(Written on August 17, 2017 )

In today’s news: A concert in memory of composer Michael Hirsch at the Deutsche Oper, the lasts secrets of Maria Callas to be revealed in Paris, West End director warns of targeting a younger audience and the politicisation of music in Venezuela.

Guardian

West End director issues warning about overlooking older audiences

The theatre director Dominic Dromgoole has warned of the dangers of relentlessly pursuing younger audiences at the expense of regular and older theatregoers.

BBC News

Stream-ripping is ‘fastest growing’ music piracy

Several sites and apps allow users to turn Spotify songs, YouTube videos and other streaming content into permanent files to store on phones and computers.

Classical Source

NYO Inspire Orchestra on the Waterfront

This July, 73 teenage musicians from across the country will come together to form NYO Inspire Orchestra, in what will be a ten-day celebration of exceptional orchestral music-making on a national level.

The Conversation

Is Venezuela’s much-hyped El Sistema music programme a hotbed of political resistance?

Venezuela’s El Sistema (“the system”) is probably the world’s most famous music education programme – and its most misunderstood.

The New York Times

Anthony Roth Costanzo in a Handel Rarity at National Sawdust

The vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, working with the innovative opera director Christopher Alden, comes to National Sawdust in Brooklyn with a staged version of a Handel rarity.

Broadway World

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16.

Der Tagesspiegel

Fiebrig, Frostig, Zwingend

Abschied von einem großen Geist: Das Gedenkkonzert für den Komponisten Michael Hirsch in der Deutschen Oper, mit der Uraufführung von „Bastard 2“.

Die Zeit

Komponist Pierre Henry ist tot

Er gilt als ein Pionier der elektronischen Musik, für einige war er sogar der “Großvater des Techno”. Pierre Henry ist im Alter von 89 Jahren in Paris gestorben.

Fono Forum

Die Bayreuther Festspiele im Home-Auditorium

Der Eröffnungsabend der Bayreuther Festspiele 2017 wird am 25. Juli live auf BR-Klassik im Radio und per Video-Livestream übertragen. Ausstrahlungen der Fernsehfassung folgen in 3sat und ARD-alpha.

El Mundo

Ginkana de arte emergente en el IVAM

Diez jóvenes artistas de la cuarta edición de PAM! PAM! ocupan los espacios no expositivos del museo.

Le Parisien

Deux livres, une exposition, un film… les derniers secrets de La Callas

Tom Volf poursuit la diffusion de sa recherche menée pendant quatre ans autour de Maria Callas avec dès la rentrée deux livres, un coffret de disques et une exposition à la Seine Musicale.

Le Parisien

Mort de Pierre Henry, compositeur de la célèbre «Messe pour le temps présent»

Parfois considéré comme le «grand-père de la techno», Pierre Henry préférait se définir, sans modestie, comme le «père de la musique moderne».

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(Written on July 7, 2017 )

In today’s news: a nightingale inspires music, Dudamel pushes against Venezuelan government. Not enough compensation for a broken bass, and the end of moshpits? Soprano Agnes Giebel dies at the age of 95, and the Berlin Konzerthaus is planning an homage to Rostropowitsch. Australian Chamber Orchestra buys 400 year-old Amati cello.

The Guardian

Dance of death: are the days of the moshpit numbered?

In an attempt to make punk, rock and metal gigs less intimidating for female fans, many bands are banning moshpits and introducing ‘safe spaces’ instead.

Twitterstorm: why British birdsong is vital to music

From the nightingale to the linnet, via the blackcap and the corn bunting, UK birdsong is as unique and inspiring as the music it influences.

BBC

Music festival websites to go dark to campaign against sexual assault

More than 25 UK music festivals are turning off their websites for a day on Monday as part of a zero-tolerance campaign highlighting sexual assaults.

Classical Music Magazine

Dudamel speaks out against Venezuelan government

Gustavo Dudamel has urged the government of Venezuela to ‘listen to the people’ following weeks of violent anti-government protests.

The Strad

KLM airline breaks double bass and offers minimal compensation, says musician

Pablo Escobar, a student at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence, was offered a sum which did not cover the cost of repairing his badly damaged instrument

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Sopranistin Agnes Giebel mit 95 Jahren gestorben

Die Sängerin starb nach Angaben ihrer Tochter bereits am 24. April in Köln im Kreis der Familie.

Musik heute

Konzerthaus Berlin plant Rostropowitsch-Hommage

Nach Alfred Brendel vor wenigen Tagen widmet das Konzerthaus Berlin in der kommenden Saison dem Cellisten Mstislaw Rostropowitsch eine Hommage.

Pizzicato

Dudamel: « Enough Is Enough »

After the murder of a young El Sistema musician by the Maduro regime in Venezuela, conductor Gustavo Dudamel has finally clearly condemned the government of his native country.

Financial Review

Take a bow: Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 400-year-old cello to make its debut

The latest acquisition by the Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund, the Amati cello was bought last year for $US1 million ($1.4 million) from J&A Beare, a London-based fine instrument dealer.

Cleveland Institute of Music – Newsroom

Acclaimed Violinists Ilya and Olga Kaler to Join CIM Faculty

The Cleveland Institute of Music is pleased to announce that violinists Ilya Kaler and Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler will join the CIM String Faculty at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

South China Morning Post

With Shock Wave and Love Off the Cuff, Hong Kong filmmakers are fighting for another day at the China box office

Classic over-the-top Hong Kong action film Shock Wave a surprise hit with Chinese film-goers, along with movies from Pang Ho-cheung and Peter Chan, showing Hong Kong filmmakers still have a shot at winning in China

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(Written on May 5, 2017 )

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In today’s news, the media is in mourning for Pierre Boulez, London is looking forward to a visit of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Gustavo Dudamel, also “El Sistema France” is leading the democratisation of musical practice. Also discussed is the question of why Amazon’s TV series “Mozart in the Jungle” is good for classical music

BBC

Pierre Boulez, one of the most influential figures in modern classical music, has died

Boulez was the chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic but was best known as a champion of the avant-garde

Music Teacher Magazine

New National Children’s Orchestra MD withdraws from role

The incoming managing director of the National Children’s Orchestra, Dominic Jewel, has withdrawn from the job before joining the organisation

The Times

Gustavo Dudamel: ‘I plan to be in El Sistema for the next 40 years’

The Royal Festival Hall will be packed for three nights. The sonic power coming from the stage will be overwhelming

BBC Music Magazine

New Foundling anthem composed, over 260 years after Handel’s original

Composer Luke Styles marks the musical legacy of London’s Foundling Hospital

Classical Music Magazine

Laurie Anderson named as guest director for 50th Brighton Festival

Particularly renowned for her work with technology, Anderson’s career has encompassed art, theatre and experimental music

Die Zeit

Nichts ist endgültig, nichts vollendet

Kompromisslos und revolutionär: Pierre Boulez hat dem 20. Jahrhundert ein musikalisches Gesicht gegeben. Zum Tod des französischen Komponisten und Dirigenten

Pizzicato

125 Komponisten für eine Komposition

Der gestern verstorbene Pierre Boulez war Schirmherr einer außergewöhnlichen Komposition

The New York Times

State Challenges Plan to Revive City Opera

Is the plan to revive the late, lamented New York City Opera feasible?

National Post

Why Mozart in the Jungle is good for classical music

When critics write reviews, they often have no idea what other people think of the piece under discussion until the responses start pouring in

France Musique

El Sistema France : « l’amour de la musique n’est pas notre principal moteur »

Pour nous, il ne s’agit pas de monter une énième expérience musicale, mais une expérience sociale par la musique

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BBC @AboutTheBBC : Archive pics feat. Pierre Boulez at Roundhouse (’74), Royal Albert Hall (’73) & Maida Vale (’72) with the @BBCSO

rbb-info @rbbonline : Bei der Tanztagen dabei: Choreografin Kim aus Siegen/Seoul/#Berlin. rbb-online.de/kultur/beitrag 

MonteverdiChoir&Orch@mco_london : Some musical trivia about Mozart’s Symphony no.40 courtesy of @SinfiniMusic http://ow.ly/WH588  We’re performing it Jan 27 @cadoganhall

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Der französische Dirigent und Komponist Pierre Boulez im Jahr 2005 © Gaetan Bally/dpa/Die Zeit

(Written on January 7, 2016 )

Classical News

Guardian

Al Bustan – the classical music festival in Beirut that survives war and assassinations

In its 22 years, the festival has cancelled only a single concert. As its founder says: ‘Every year there’s some crisis and we say: “My God, are we going to carry on?” and we always do’

The London Bach finally gets his London revival

The city where the young Mozart spent a year in the 1760s was also home to “the London Bach” – Johann Christian. Mozart held him and his music in the highest regard, so why have Londoners heard so little of the older composer?

Independent

El Sistema 40th anniversary: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel says Venezuela project is “the most important thing apart from my family”

The widely-admired national programme -which was set up in 1975 by José Antonio Abreu – exposes hundreds of thousands of children to music, teaching them instruments and letting them play in orchestras

Telegraph

Why American football players make perfect opera singers

The unusual story of an American football star turned opera singer proves that there is a deep affinity between music and sport, says Ivan Hewett

Classical Source

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain launches its first Inspire Orchestra

‘NYO Inspire Orchestra’ to tour secondary schools enabling more young musicians than ever to have breakthrough orchestral experience of NYO, and give more teenagers the chance to hear the power of brilliantly-played live orchestral music

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Theater des Friedens

Mit dem „Living Theatre“ erfand Judith Malina eine radikale, experimentierfreudige und dezidiert politische Form des Theaters. Jetzt ist sie im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben.

klassik.com

Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie: Intendant fordert neuen Konzertsaal

Der Intendant der Südwestdeutschen Philharmonie Beat Fehlmann hat laut Berichten des Südkuriers einen neuen Konzertsaal für Konstanz gefordert.

MUSIK HEUTE

Elbphilharmonie-Intendant: Jeder wird sich eine Karte leisten können

Der Intendant der Elbphilharmonie, Christoph Lieben-Seutter, will das Konzertgebäude im Hamburger Hafen zu einem Haus für alle machen.

Codex flores

Aus dem SOZ werden die Zürcher Symphoniker

Langjährige Musiker des früheren Symphonischen Orchesters Zürich haben sich in einem Trägerverein wieder formiert und wagen den Neustart. Das Ensemble war vor zwei Jahren wegen Lohndumpings im Rahmen einer Aida-Aufführung beim Festival La Perla in Pfäffikon in Misskredit geraten.

The New York Times

Milton Delugg, Accordionist, Composer and ‘Tonight Show’ Bandleader, Dies at 96

Milton Delugg, who accompanied Al Jolson on the accordion, co-wrote the Nat King Cole hit “Orange Colored Sky” conducted the band for Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show” and was musical director of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for three decades, died on April 6 at his home in Los Angeles.

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Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse: ICYMI – This week’s #CultureDebate is now on demand @YouTube: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-pre-election-culture-debate-on-arts-and-heritage-policy … #election2015 #politics ^C

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Norma in BeirutCarmen Giannattasio (in red) duets with Nino Surguladze in a concert performance of Bellini’s Norma at the festival. Photograph: Al Bustan

(Written on April 13, 2015 )

Guardian

The Simón Bolívar Orchestra – why we should look beyond the music

Reviews of El Sistema’s flagship orchestra’s London concerts missed the bigger picture, writes Geoff Baker.

Classic FM

Exclusive: Gustavo Dudamel answers your questions

We spoke exclusively to hotshot Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel ahead of the release of his new Wagner recording with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, and he found time to answer some of your questions too.

The Stage

Performing arts contributes £5.4 billion a year to UK economy

The music, performing and visual arts sector, which includes theatre, is now worth £5.4 billion a year to the UK economy, new figures from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have revealed.

International Arts Manager

New fellowship to support emerging arts admin talent

Boutique classical and contemporary music marketing agency WildKat PR has announced the launch of The Noted Innovation Fellowship, a scheme that will introduce industry newcomers to leading arts mangers in order to progress their careers.

Classical Music Magazine

Warwick Thompson: Has the Dane brought something rotten to the state of Covent Garden?

After a slew of suboptimal stagings at the Royal Opera, it seems a good time to mull over the artistic direction of the house under Kasper Holten, who took up his post in 2011.

Zeit Online

Hört doch endlich auf zu jammern

Ja, die Klassikbranche hat nicht mehr so viel Geld wie früher. Dennoch kein Grund zur Resignation: Das Publikum verjüngt sich, und die Musiker sind vielseitiger denn je.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Rap in der Philharmonie

Die neue Pariser Philharmonie wurde beschlossen, als noch niemand an Haushalsdefizite dachte. Nun tobt in Paris ein Kultur- und Klassenkampf um das neue und das alte Konzerthaus: Kostenüberschreitung, weite Anfahrtswege, Programmdiktat.

Spiegel Online

Deutscher ESC-Vorentscheid: Mit Harfe und Dudelsack nach Wien

Von Mittelalterklängen bis Elektropop: Der NDR hat sieben Kandidaten für den ESC-Vorentschied bekannt gegeben.

Klassik.com

Oper Leipzig legt positive Bilanz vor

Die Oper Leipzig befindet sich laut eigenen Angaben hinsichtlicher der Zuschauernachfrage auf einem erfolgreichen Weg.

The New York Times

A Concert Hall in Paris Aims to Bridge Divides

PARIS — The new concert hall here, the Philharmonie de Paris, rises like a flight of doves, its sprawling waves of concrete and steel designed by the star architect Jean Nouvel to symbolize the end of the “eternal ostracism” of the struggling neighborhoods nearby.

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Icons of Europe ‏@IconsEurope: Great @WeAreNoted @WildKatPR concept! Could off-stage leadership and fresh thinking be built thru Chair at an institution? #NotedFellowship

Classic FM @ClassicFM: The glamour, glitz and high notes of being a soprano all comes at a price http://classfm.co/o3QUer 

London Symphony Orch ‏@londonsymphony: Good wishes to the new @philharmonie in Paris which opens tonight. Looks fabulous, can’t wait to play there in Feb.

834ea8b1-19ef-4a6b-b06c-34a3a7486742-620x372Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra at the Southbank Centre, January 2015. Photo: Nohely Oliveros/SBC

(Written on January 14, 2015 )

Classical News

Classic FM

Musicians play moving Charlie Hebdo tribute in Trafalgar Square

An ensemble of over 150 string players gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square to pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

The Times

Richard Morrison: Prejudice is keeping women conductors off the podium

Dismally and shamefully the glass ceiling is still in place in classical music. That, at least, is the implication of figures released this week by Bachtrack, a comprehensive listings website for classical concerts and opera.

Classical Music Magazine

Geoffrey Baker: ‘We need ethically and pedagogically sound music education, not music education in any form’

Tricia Tunstall wrote her book about El Sistema, Changing Lives, ‘to proselytize on behalf of its mission’.

BBC Music Magazine

What were the biggest trends in classical music in 2014?

Conductors are getting younger and there still aren’t enough leading women, says Bachtrack’s report

Gramophone

Bang & Olufsen’s new BeoSound Moment system matches playback to the way you feel

New £1795 system with innovative touch-sensitive wood interface is designed to give an ‘intelligent and playful’ way to access music

Classical Source

Cristina Rocca named Vice President for Artistic Planning at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Jeff Alexander, who officially assumes duties as President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association on January 12, 2015, announced today the appointment of Cristina Rocca to the position of Vice President for Artistic Planning, the Richard and Mary L. Gray Chair, effective March 16, 2015.

CBBC Newsround

What’s so special about an orchestra?

There’s been a 35% rise in budding musicians – with more people wanting to learn to play a musical instrument.

pizzicato

‘Chamber Music Society’ des ‘Lincoln Center’ zeichnet Thomas Larcher aus

Der ‘Elise L. Stoeger Prize’ der ‘Chamber Music Society’ des ‘Lincoln Center New York’ geht 2014-2015 an den österreichischen Komponisten Thomas Larcher (*1963).

KulturPort.De

NDR fördert 2015 das Kulturleben in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mit 754.000 Euro

Davon entfallen allein etwa 564.000 Euro für die Unterstützung von Musikprojekten.

Klassik.com

Freiburger Musikwissenschaftler entwickeln Klangatlas

Das Musikwissenschaftliche Institut der Universität Freiburg entwickelt zurzeit eine Plattform, die das weltweite Hochladen von Geräuschen und Klängen ermöglichen soll.

Codex Flores

Musik als «Sprache der Gefühle» auf dem Prüfstand

Forscher der TU Berlin, der McGill Universität und der Université de Montréal sind mit Experimenten mit Pygmäen der Frage nachgegangen, ob emotionale Reaktionen auf Musik weltweit universell gleich sind.

Le Monde

Le patron de Fimalac reprend la Salle Pleyel

L’annonce était attendue pour novembre 2014 mais le suspense n’a pris fin que le 7 janvier : le conseil d’administration de la Cité de la musique, à Paris, a choisi Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, patron de Fimalac, pour signer la convention d’occupation du domaine public de la Salle Pleyel pour un bail de quinze ans.

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BBC Philharmonic ‏@BBCPhilharmonic: Delighted to share with @the_halle Best Classical Event 2014 for ‘BBC/Halle super orchestra’ Alpine Symphony cond by Mena #CityLifeAwards

BBC Radio Wales @BBCRadioWales: It’s Orchestra Day! @jasonmohammad live all morning with @BBCNOW & @CatrinFinch. Listen NOW: http://bbc.in/13Yov2Y 

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: We take a look at the history of the distinguished Bergen Philarmonic Orchestra http://bit.ly/1wZmqyb 

musicians-play-moving-charlie-hebdo-tribute-in-trafalgar-square-1420796482-article-0An ensemble of over 150 string players gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square to pay tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Photo: Classic FM

(Written on January 9, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

A tale of two cités: can the Philharmonie de Paris bridge the social divide?

Built on the boundary between the capital’s banlieues and its affluent boulevards, the new state-of-the-art concert hall aims for social transformation through the arts. We take a peek and ask what makes the perfect concert hall

Telegraph

Christmas with the cathedral chorus

December brings cold, late nights and work on Christmas day, but young choristers wouldn’t have it any other way, says Eleanor Doughty

The Times

What classical music stars listen to at Christmas

Composers, singers and musicians share their favourite Christmas songs, from The First Noël, to The Lamb

Classic FM

Angelina Jolie: ‘I need classical music, but I have to be careful what I listen to’

EXCLUSIVE: While Brad Pitt and the children listen to music all the time, Jolie says she has to be careful what she listens to

Classical Music Magazine

Tricia Tunstall: Geoffrey Baker’s El Sistema denunciation has the feel of a vendetta

Musicians, educators, and social activists the world over celebrate Venezuela’s El Sistema as a remarkable program that brings needy children into the joy of making music together, spurring hope and changing lives. But now comes British academic Geoffrey Baker to set us all straight.

Die Welt

Wer schändete das Salzburger Karajan-Denkmal?

In Salzburg haben Unbekannte das Bronzedenkmal Herbert von Karajans beschädigt. Sie brachen den Taktstock ab.

Pizzicato

Russische Musikschulen laufen Sturm gegen Nivellierungs-Gesetz des Bildungsministeriums

Weil das Russische Bildministerium neue Kriterien für den Unterricht an Musikschulen anwenden will, laufen die Verantwortlichen nun Sturm gegen die neue Reglementierung, die ihres Erachtens die Qualität des Musikunterrichts besonders in den Eliteschulen, z.B. dem Gnessin-Institut ruinieren könnten.

Klassik.com

UNESCO: Deutsche Orchester und Theater sind Weltkulturerbe

Die deutsche Theater- und Orchesterlandschaft ist als Weltkulturerbe anerkannt worden.

Codex Flores

Tod des deutschen Dirigenten Hans Wallat

Der deutsche Dirigent Hans Wallat, der in Mannheim, Dortmund und Düsseldorf/Duisburg als Generalmusikdirektor amtete, ist im Alter von 85 Jahren nach langer Krankheit verstorben.

Le Figaro

Thylacine : «Je suis revenu à des références plus classiques»

Le festival des Trans Musicales s’est tenu à Rennes du 3 au 7 décembre.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM: In the papers today: the festive hits which keep earning hundreds of thousands for their composers. @TimLihoreau

Classicalite @Classicalite: Exclusive Q&A with Lang Lang, Loren Mazzacane Connors + More! – http://eepurl.com/-kGan

Klassik in Berlin @KDCBerlin: Sir Simon Rattle will auch nach 2018 in Berlin tätig sein http://klassik.com/?3PVvw  #Dirigent #Rattle #Berlin

Bronze statue of Herbert von Karajan in front of his birthplace in Salzburg photo: picture alliance / zb

Bronze statue of Herbert von Karajan in front of his birthplace in Salzburg
photo: picture alliance / zb

(Written on December 15, 2014 )

Classical News

Telegraph

El Sistema: does reality match the rhetoric?

A new in-depth study paints a negative picture of El Sistema, the Venezuelan programme of musical and social education, devised by José Antonio Abreu, that is now being imitated the world over

Classic FM

Violinist Joo Yeon Sir wins £4,000 Karl Jenkins music performance prize

Violinist Joo Yeon Sir has won £4,000 and the chance to record a piece for broadcast on Classic FM after coming first in The Arts Club Karl JenkinsClassical Music Award last night.

Classical Music Magazine

London Music Pledge: Mayor Boris encourages advocacy for music education

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched the ‘London Music Pledge’, which sets out several actions which his administration will take to improve music education in the capital.

Classical Source

Alexei Volodin piano recital postponed, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on Wednesday 26 November

From Southbank Centre: “This recital has been postponed from 26 November 2014 to Friday 5 June. It has become more difficult to obtain visas for Russian artists performing in the UK and as such Alexei Volodin has been unable to secure a visa in time for the performance on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

The Strad

Italian violin teacher in critical condition following shooting

Domenico Lombardo was reportedly shot by the mother of a conservatory student

Pizzicato

Muti: Absage an Rom

Der italienische Dirigent Riccardo Muti will nach seiner Trennung von der römischen Oper keine Leitungsfunktion mehr übernehmen.

Klassik.com

Musikverlag Schott verkauft sein historisches Archiv

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek spricht von einem “einmaligen nationalen Kulturgut”

Codex Flores

Renaud Capuçon Leiter der Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

Die Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad geben die Nominierung des französischen Violinisten Renaud Capuçon zum ihrem neuen künstlerischen Leiter ab 2016 bekannt.

The New York Times

Alex Poots to Be Culture Shed’s Artistic Director

The appointment of Mr. Poots, who next September will give up his current positions as artistic director of the Manchester International Festival and of the Park Avenue Armory, was to be announced on Monday evening.

Le Figaro

Le piano de Casablanca devient l’un des plus chers du monde

Lundi, la vente aux enchères intitulée «Rien ne vaut Hollywood» a trouvée un acquéreur pour le célèbre instrument de musique utilisé par Humphrey Bodart et Ingrid Bergman dans le film de Michael Curtiz, acheté à 3,41 millions de dollars.

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London Sinfonietta ‏@Ldn_Sinfonietta: Uncover more of Birtwistle, one of music’s most challenging minds, in our (Un)easy Listening post http://bit.ly/1xK2fKH  #birtwistlebirthday

Intermusica ‏@IntermusicaLtd: Hear Benedict Nelson perform with the @UlsterOrchestra & Christian Lindberg this afternoon live at 2pm on @BBCRadio3 http://ow.ly/ENLyq

Gdn Culture Pros @GdnCulturePros: ICYMI: Arts sponsorship and the slippery issue of ethics http://bit.ly/1tgb5sV  #artsfunding

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An aerial view of the proposed Culture Shed, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018. The High Line is in the foreground. Photo: Diller Scofidio/Renfro and Rockwell Group

(Written on November 25, 2014 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Drink and drug addictions ‘blighting lives of classical musicians’

Ahead of the Channel 4 documentary, Addicts Symphony, the Guardian and The Sunday Times have both written pieces to expose how some classical musicians deal with the stresses of anti-social hours and extreme pressure.

The Telegraph

Sir Andrew Davis: The returning hero

Sir Andrew Davis will be returning to the Proms this evening as conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The once chief conductor at the proms said that while he has held few posts, this being only his third orchestral position, he has held them all for a very long time.

Classic FM

Top conductor’s ‘symphony orchestras will be gone in 30 years’ claim stirs debate

Following Ivan Fischer’s article for The Times, orchestral professionals including Mark Pemberton, director of the Association of British Orchestras, have struck back that his comments may not have been relevant for British orchestras.

Classic FM

Game Of Thrones ‘opera’ to debut in New York

A New York opera company intends to take Game of Thrones as a theme for an opera in February 2015.

The New York Times

In Surprise Finale at Metropolitan Opera’s Labor Talks, Both Sides Agree to Cuts

It seems that the end of the Met Opera saga is in sight. The Metropolitan Opera and two of its unions agreed that to avoid the calamities that have silenced swaths of the classical music world, they would have to scale back. They are still awaiting talks with numerous other smaller unions.

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

Stiftung Händel-Haus kauft frühe Händel-Notendrucke

Der Stiftung Händel-Haus ist der Ankauf einer Gruppe von frühen Händel-Notendrucken und -Büchern aus einem englischen Antiquariat gelungen. Unter anderem eine 1739 erschienene Erstausgabe von Händels „Ode for St. Cecilias’s Day“.

Berliner Zeitung

Die Kulturszene hat Angst vor der Amerikanisierung

Die Kulturszene fürchtet, dass durch das Freihandelsabkommen mit den USA die europäische Vielfalt der Musik und Filme, bei Büchern und in Theatern leidet. Eine Wissenschaftlerin warnt, sogar, dass das deutsche, „über 300 Jahre gewachsene Kulturmodell in Trümmern liegen“ werde.

Concerti

El Sistema auf Bayrisch

Ob singen, ein Instrument spielen oder jodeln: In der Bayrischen Philharmonie kann jeder alles lernen. Hauptsache er liebt Musik.

 

Twitter

London Symphony Orchestra: @LondonSymphony Very pleased to be back at @lsostlukes this morning (after a month of maintenance in the venue!) for rehearsals with Sir Antonio Pappano.

Cause4: @OfficialCause4 Today is @UN #WorldHumanitarianDay find out who our #HumanitarianHeroes are http://bit.ly/XwXtAJ

London Chamber Orch: @LCO_orchestra We’d love to tell you more about the LCO – if you see us with some flyers at the @bbcproms tonight, come and say hello!

Royal Albert Hall: @RoyalAlbertHall There are still tickets available for tonight’s Laura Mvula Prom – seats from £6.60 or stand as a Prommer for £5. http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/bbc-proms/prom45/default.aspx …

Music Teacher: @MusicTeacherMag The 2014 Britten Young Songwriter Competition is open! Part of @aldeburghmusic’s @fridayPMs project: http://ow.ly/AtwVa

 

 

 

 Photo: Rex Features

Photo: Rex Features

 

 

(Written on August 19, 2014 )