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In today’s news: Henry Blofeld joins the Classic FM lineup for new show on British music, dozens of UK music festivals and conferences pledge to tackle gender inequality, government appoints new disability champion for the arts. Also, major water damage in the Deutsche Oper Berlin amounts to 4 – 5 million euro, former German president appointed as new president of Deutscher Chorverband and robbed cello returned to French musician Ophelie Gaillard.

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Henry Blofeld joins Classic FM to join roster of presenters

The broadcaster will be joining Classic FM to host a new series celebrating British music, starting on Good Friday.

Telegraph

Opera singers come in all shapes and sizes

American mezzo soprano Kate Lindsey: “Opera should be a communion between the voices on stage, the orchestra and the public.”

Music Week

Dozens of international music festivals and conferences pledge to tackle gender equality

PRS for Music Foundation’s Keychange is a pioneering scheme supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, which is encouraging industry conferences and festivals to achieve or maintain a 50:50 balance by 2022. Some festival organisers were again criticised recently for featuring a lack of female artists.

Classical Music News

Government appoints new disability champion for arts and culture sector 

Andrew Miller will tackle the issues faced by disabled people within the industry, encouraging greater inclusivity.

Tallis Scholars to give concert in aid of Muze Trust 

The charity, which provides music initiatives for deprived children and adults in Zambia, was set up in 2012. Peter Phillips, director of the Tallis Scholars, is one of its original trustees.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

USA debattieren über neue Hymne

Regelmäßig scheitern selbst beste Sänger an “The Star-Spangled Banner” – oder verhunzen das Lied mit eigenwilligen Interpretationen. Zahlreichen US-Amerikanern reicht es jetzt. Sie fordern eine neue Nationalhymne.

Klassik.com

Kosten des Wasserschadens an der Deutschen Oper bei 4 bis 5 Millionen Euro

Bei dem Ende Dezember verursachten Wasserschaden an der Deutschen Oper Berlin sind Schäden in Höhe von vier bis fünf Millionen Euro entstanden.

Geraubtes Cello im Wert von 1,3 Millionen Euro wieder aufgetaucht

Das historische Cello der französischen Musikerin Ophelie Gaillard ist wieder aufgetaucht. Die Cellistin konnte das Instrument im Wert von rund 1,3 Millionen Euro nach einem Raub auf kuriose Weise wieder in Empfang nehmen.

Frühere Intendantin Marietheres List gestorben

Die frühere Intendantin Marietheres List ist tot. Sie starb im Alter von 72 Jahren. List wirkte zwischen 1988 und 2002 als Intendantin des Theaters Regensburg.

Musik Heute

Alt-Bundespräsident Wulff neuer Chorverbands-Präsident

Alt-Bundespräsident Christian Wulff ist neuer Präsident des Deutschen Chorverbandes.

Platea Magazine

Emmanuel Macron, presidente de Francia, narrará “Pedro y el lobo” de Prokofiev

El presidente de Francia, Emmanuel Macron, narrará el cuento musical Pedro y el lobo, creado por el compositor ruso Serguéi Prokofiev, el próximo 1 de marzo, en el Palacio del Eliseo.

Hacienda reclama 400.000 euros a Amics de l’Òpera de Sabadell

Según recogía ayer en sus páginas La Vanguardia, Hacienda reclama a los Amics de l´Òpera de Sabadell un montante de 400.000 euros en concepto de IVA, desde el año 2013 hasta 2017.

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DeutschlandfunkMusik @DLFMusik: “Es nimmt uns mit in eine andere Welt, wo sehr viel Harmonie ist. Es ist eine Paradies-Vision”, sagt über die Musik von Arvo Pärt. Mit dem Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin und dem hat er u.a. das “Te Deum” aufgeführt.

Deutsche Oper Berlin © Leo Seidel

(Written on February 26, 2018 )

In today’s news: How music influences our body chemistry, and the Cumnock Tryst programme 2017 is announced. Roy Budd’s original version of the Phantom of the Opera. Marina Khorkova receives Berlin-Rheinsberg compositions award, and Axel Kober takes over the Duisburg Philharmonics. The last concert of Julian Wachner at the Washington Chorus.

The Telegraph

Forget Lloyd Webber: Roy Budd’s original Phantom of the Opera music is finally unmasked

In the summer of 1993, Roy Budd was about to realise a long-held dream. Budd was a leading jazz pianist, as well as a revered film composer best known for his celebrated work for hit 1960s thriller Get Carter.

The Guardian

Anoushka Shankar: ‘I still get to interact with my father through the music’

From his deathbed, Ravi Shankar composed Sukanya, an opera for his beloved wife. His daughter reveals how a Hindi myth, a British orchestra, and the sitar and shennai have formed a coherent and moving whole.

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir James MacMillan announces 2017 Cumnock Tryst programme

Sir James MacMillan has announced the programme for the fourth Cumnock Tryst, which will take place in venues across Cumnock, New Cumnock and Auchinleck and at Dumfries House between 28 September and 1 October 2017.

The Strad

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor ejected from concert hall for carrying his daughter’s violin case

Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya says the incident took place at Bass Hall on Sunday night after his daughter’s performance in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Rheinsberger Kompositionspreis erneut für russische Komponistin

Die 1981 in Russland geborene Marina Khorkova erhält den diesjährigen Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis.

Klassik.com

Schweizer Musikpreis 2017 für Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Das Schweizer Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) zeichnet in diesem Jahr 15 Künstler mit dem Schweizer Musikpreis (Grand Prix Musik) aus.

Klassik heute

Axel Kober übernimmt Leitung der Duisburger Philharmoniker

Im Zeichen des Neubeginns steht die Konzertsaison 2017/18 bei den Duisburger Philharmonikern.

The Washington Post

Julian Wachner leads his last concert as music director of Washington Chorus

On Sunday, nearly 10 years later, he led his valedictory performance as the chorus’s music director.

WQXR

Macron’s Love of Classical and Commitment to Culture

Emmanuel Macron is a lover of classical music and, perhaps more importantly, of the preservation of culture.

The Stanford Daily

Who said classical music was boring?

Recent worldwide hits come from pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic — anything, it seems, but classical. What stereotypes does classical music hold? Is it beautiful, euphonious, relaxing?

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Rezension: “Norma” Eine ganz auf die Erregungszustände der Heldin konzentrierte Aufführung

The Guardian: Photograph: Simon Frazer/SPL/Getty Images

(Written on May 17, 2017 )