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In today’s news: traveling musicians and British Airways, Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars, Garsington Opera and the 360-degree simulated experience. VocalEssence launches a youth programme, fair pay for Australian artists is still out of reach and the Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up.

The Times

BA tells musicians to buy another seat for their cello

British Airways has caused consternation among some leading performers by making it easier to carry violins and violas but effectively banning most other instruments from the cabin, including guitars, unless passengers buy a second seat.

Classical Music

Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars 2017/18

Sing for Pleasure has announced the recipients of scholarship places on its Young Conductors’ Programme for the coming academic year.Garsington Opera

Opera Now

Garsington Opera unveils 360-degree audience experience

Audiences can immerse themselves in Garsington Opera’s Silver Birch, thanks to a 360-degree simulated experience available on BBC Arts Digital.

Choir and Organ

VocalEssence launches youth programme

VocalEssence, a choral arts nonprofit based in Minnesota, has launched a youth programme.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify, Soundcloud and Deezer join forces as part of new EU lobbying group

Spotify, SoundCloud and Deezer are amongst new members of a European lobbying organization which aims to “advocate for policies that shape a favourable business environment for digital music”.

NYTIMES

Lyric Opera of Chicago Offers Very Theatrical ‘Die Walküre’

CHICAGO — Many productions of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” stage the “Ride of the Valkyries” scene as a rowdy reunion. We see eight Valkyrie sisters, who arrive on their flying steeds, assemble at a mountaintop to greet one another giddily.

Limelight 

Fair pay for Australian artists still out of reach, study shows

Artists earn less than most professionals, with disparities even more pronounced for women and differently abled artists.

Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up

The programme includes Jordi Savall, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Taipei’s U-Theatre and the Michael Clark Company.

France Musique

Décès de l’organiste Michel Chapuis

L’organiste Michel Chapuis est décédé à l’âge de 87 ans. Musicien internationalement reconnu, il a notamment été titulaire de l’orgue du chœur de la cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris et de l’orgue de la chapelle du château de Versailles.

Tagesspiegel

Landesjugendorchester Berlin Tänzerische Leichtigkeit

30 Jahre Landesjugendorchester Berlin: Zum Jubiläum spielt das junge Ensemble Mozart und Vasks im Konzerthaus.

Nachfolger von Ivan Fischer Christoph Eschenbach wird neuer Chefdirigent des Konzerthauses

Seit 55 Jahren steht er auf den Bühnen dieser Welt. Mit Christoph Eschenbach übernimmt ab 2019 ein erfahrener Maestro den Taktstock am Konzerthaus. Er wird den Orchesterwettbewerb auffrischen.

Portraits.klassik

Programme abseits der Konventionen beim Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

Das Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo findet in diesem Jahr zum 37. Mal statt. Auch in diesem Jahr hat der Festivalleiter Marc Monnet mehrere Schwerpunkte gesetzt, die das umfangreiche Programm mit thematischen Strängen durchziehen. 

Berlin.de

Bachs h-Moll-Messe ist Unesco-Welterbe

Jetzt hat es die Berliner Staatsbibliothek schwarz auf weiß: Das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs (1685-1750) h-Moll-Messe gehört nun offiziell zum Unesco-Weltkulturerbe.

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in 1926 Birth of American computer music specialist Max V.

Image: Choir and Organ

(Written on November 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: the difference between Catholic and Protestant church music, and no permission for project ‘tear down this wall!’. Union Verdi and the German Orchestra Union make the Berlin Senate reconsider situation of honorary music teachers. European Union Baroque Orchestra moves to Belgium post-Brexit. Intelligent headphones, and is the ‘classical’ music label relevant in 2017?

The Times

Musicians rally together in light of attack at MEN arena

Manchester’s music stars reacted with shock to last night’s terrorist attack and praised the city’s resilience in the face of tragedy.

Wired

Artificially intelligent headphones could “understand” ambient sound

Fuji and Yamaha create concept headphones that would use ‘A.I.’ to comprehend and geo-tag music, which could then be played back when the listener revisits the location.

The Stage

Opera Holland Park prepares for varied summer programme

“What was originally three months has turned into fifteen years,” says Director Michael Volpe on Opera Holland Park’s enduring success.

Gramophone

Is the ‘Classical’ music label outdated?

Kate Molleson reports on how the ‘classical’ music label is proving outdated for many of today’s creative artists and speaks to several musicians for whom the whole notion of genre is entirely irrelevant.

New York Times

ABC prepares to broadcast musical remake of ‘Dirty Dancing’

New production hopes to maintain many of the key elements of the original film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Worin unterscheidet sich katholische von protestantischer Kirchenmusik?

Das ist doch die richtige Frage zum Lutherjahr: Sind Katholiken und Protestanten im musikalischen Lob des Herrn ökumenisch vereint oder nicht? Die Antwort mag überraschen.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Einseitige Grenzenlosigkeit

Keine Genehmigung für das Projekt „Tear Down This Wall!“ auf amerikanischer Seite der Mauer in San Diego. Das Konzert findet trotzdem statt.

NMZ

Verdi fordert mehr Geld und bessere Konditionen für freie Musiklehrer

Die Gewerkschaft Verdi und die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung (DOV) haben den Berliner Senat aufgefordert, die soziale Situation der Honorarkräfte unter den Musiklehrern zu verbessern.

WQXR

The European Union Baroque Orchestra moves to Belgium post-Brexit

The consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union aren’t just political.

Le Monde

Mort de la violoncelliste russe Natalia Chakhovskaïa

Cette éminente pédagogue avait succédé à Rostropovitch comme chef de chaire au Conservatoire Tchaïkovski de Moscou.

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@MusicMagazine: ‘Don’t apologise for classical music’s complexity – that’s its strength’ – ‘s Alan Davey

Photo: Fritz Curzon

(Written on May 23, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, concertgoers at The Last Night Of The Proms show their solidarity with the European Union, Oliver Mears will join the Royal Opera House as Director of Opera, and 13-year-old Gwydion Rhys conducts Proms in the Park orchestra. Also, London’s largest homelessness charity has launched its annual “A Night Under The Stars” fundraising concert, and Daniele Gatti picks up the baton at Royal Concertgebouw.

The Guardian

EU flags waved at Last Night of the Proms in anti-Brexit protest

Concertgoers at The Last Night Of The Proms have shown their solidarity with the European Union by waving EU flags during the performance.

Royal Opera House

Oliver Mears to join Royal Opera House as Director of Opera

Oliver Mears will join the Royal Opera House as Director of Opera at the beginning of March 2017, succeeding Kasper Holten.

BBC News

Gwydion Rhys, 13, conducts Proms in the Park orchestra

A 13-year-old boy has conducted the orchestra for part of the final night of BBC Proms in the Park in Colwyn Bay on Saturday.

Classical Music Magazine

Charity concert launch hosted by prime minister at 10 Downing Street

London’s largest homelessness charity, The Passage, has launched its annual “A Night Under The Stars” fundraising concert at a reception held at 10 Downing Street in the presence of prime minister Theresa May.

The New York Times

Daniele Gatti, Creative Risk-Taker, Picks Up Baton at Royal Concertgebouw

Daniele Gatti took the stage on Friday as the new chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam

The Inquirer

Musicians, orchestra continue labor talks beyond Sept. 12

Musicians and management of the Philadelphia Orchestra have agreed to continue talking for an unspecified period beyond the end of the current labor deal, which had been set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

news24

Sour note as opera outfit dismisses singers

Despite sold-out performances of Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the prestigious Aix-en-Provence Festival in France, the Cape Town Opera (CTO) has hit a sour note with 12 chorus singers fighting their dismissal in a dispute over money and contracts.

WELT

Die schöne, teure Zukunft der Musik steht in Berlin

Der Boulez-Saal an der Barenboim-Said-Akademie in Berlin ist einzigartig in Deutschland. Entworfen von Stararchitekt Frank Gehry und finanziert vom Bund. Endlich wird das Konzertprogramm vorgestellt.

RBB Kulturradio

Leipziger Archiv digitalisiert Bach-Handschriften

Das Bach-Archiv in Leipzig beginnt ab Mitte September mit der Digitalisierung von rund 700 Musikhandschriften.

klassik.com

Hornist Marc Gruber Zweiter beim ARD-Musikwettbewerb

Die Preisträger des 65. ARD-Musikwettbewerbs stehen fest. Im Fach Horn wurden gleich zwei 2. Preise verliehen: Sie gingen an Marc Gruber (23) aus Deutschland und Kateřina Javůrková (25) aus Tschechien.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms Music, driving rain, indefatigable music lovers. We love our Prommers!

Top Classical News @topcmnews New principal trumpet at Concertgebouw

BR_Klassik @BR_KLASSIK Rückblick auf die Königsdisziplin bei : Das Streichquartett 2016

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A range of flags being waved by members of the audience at the Last Night of the Proms. Photograph: BBC/Chris Christodoulou/PA

(Written on September 12, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Help Musicians UK launches Hearing Health Scheme, EUBO responds to ‘Brexit’ vote, and Classic FM’s new weekend line-up results in impressive increase in listeners. Also, Dubai’s first opera theatre opens in August, and cellist Daniel Hass wins 2016 Michael Measures Prize.

Classical Music Magazine

Help Musicians UK launches Hearing Health Scheme

Help Musicians UK has created a Musicians Hearing Health Scheme in partnership with Musicians Hearing Services and the Musicians’ Union.

EUBO responds to ‘Brexit’ vote

The European Baroque Orchestra, which for over 30 years has provided specialist orchestral training to postgraduate students of historically-informed performance from all over the European Union, has issued a statement following the UK’s EU referendum.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Radio 3 celebrates its highest audience in five years

Figures released today have shown an increase in the number of people listening to Radio 3, with the station now reaching 2.2 million people. This is Radio 3’s highest audience reach for five years and the highest ever figure in the second quarter of a year.

Classic FM

Classic FM’s new weekend line-up results in impressive increase in listeners

Latest listening figures show that more people are tuning in to Classic FM at the weekends, and for longer.

The Jakarta Post

Dubai’s first opera theater to open in August

Dubai’s first performing arts theater is slated to officially open on Aug. 31 with a performance by legendary Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, known as “the King of Opera”.

The Strad

Cellist Daniel Hass wins 2016 Michael Measures Prize, worth $25,000

Daniel Hass has been awarded the 2016 Michael Measures Prize, worth $25,000. A collaboration between the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the accolade recognises promising talent in young Canadian classical musicians.

British Airways denies cello entry to the cabin ‘because it doesn’t have a visa’, claims musician

A cellist was told she needed a USA ESTA visa for her instrument and would have to pay over $4,000 to re-book her flights

Aftenposten

Jazz uten sponsorer

I år feirer Oslo Jazzfestival 30 år med et musikalsk program bredere enn noen gang før. Festivalen er helt avhengig av billettsalg og tilskudd for å leve videre.

nmz

Ruhrtriennale stellt europäische Werte auf den Prüfstand

Das experimentelle Theater- und Musikfestival Ruhrtriennale wird dieses Jahr politisch. Wir können das Nachdenken über unsere Gesellschaft nicht nur den Politikern überlassen’, sagt Intendant Johan Simons.

Klassik heute

Treffpunkt für junge Künstler mit großer Zukunft: Davos Festival 2016 beginnt

Am 6. August ist es wieder soweit: Dann beginnt das Davos Festival 2016. 50 Konzerte mit 80 jungen Musikern aus über 20 Ländern werden bis zum 20. August 2016 das Naturparadies Davos in eine Art künstlerisches Familientreffen verwandeln.

Musik heute

Dresdner Kulturpalast soll mit breitem Angebot Kosten einspielen

Mit einem erweiterten Angebot soll der Dresdner Kulturpalast nach seinem Umbau Ende April 2017 pünktlich eröffnet werden. Neben Konzerten der Dresdner Philharmonie werde dort künftig ein Genremix von Jazz bis Weltmusik sowie Lesungen geboten.

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Top Classical News @topcmnewsVibrant music director of three US orchestras dies, aged 51

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Vibrant music director of three US orchestras dies, aged 51

klassik.com @klassikcom Steigert Musizieren und Musikhören in der Gruppe die Lebenszufriedenheit?

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Cellist Daniel Hass. Photograph: Classical Music Magazine.

(Written on August 4, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Pierre Audi has been named the next director of the Aix-en-Provence Festival in southern France, Kip Winger, known for his late 1980s rock anthems, announces a new classical album, and tenor Nicky Spence talks about his musical love on and off the stage. Also, new free Apps for band success are presented by Digital Music News, and the classical music industry reacts to Brexit.

Classicalite

Crested Butte Music Festival Dazzles in Colorado for 20th Season This Summer

This summer marks the 20th season of Colorado’s Crested Butte Musical Festival, a genre-spanning arts celebration featuring a diverse crop of performers in music, dance and opera.

The Guardian

Facing the music: tenor Nicky Spence

From Adès, Janáček, Berg and Big Tom to bottomless teddies and human fridges – the Scottish tenor talks about his musical loves on and off the stage.

Classical Music Magazine

Opera stars take to their bikes forSongCycle

Tenor Nicky Spence has enlisted some of the UK’s brightest singing stars for SongCycle, a 500-mile cycle marathon from Glasgow to London that aims to raise £25,000 in aid of Help Musicians UK (HMUK).

Classic FM

‘I see no specific grounds for optimism’: the classical music industry reacts to Brexit

After yesterday’s referendum, it’s been confirmed that Britain will leave the European Union. But what will be the consequences for the arts? Here are the reactions of musicians and music bosses.

The Times

Brexit, Bowie, music and mud

Companionship and reflection were more important at Glastonbury this year as revellers and musicians paid tribute to Bowie, Prince and Jo Cox.

Farewell to David, a goliath of American opera

Our critic reviews a star-studded gala celebrating the life’s work of David Gockley, who is retiring as general director of the San Francisco Opera

BBC News

Search for founder of Nottingham Symphony Orchestra’s wedding march

The granddaughter of a composer, who founded the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, is searching for a wedding march he wrote in 1955.

The New York Times

Another Title for Pierre Audi: Director of Aix-en-Provence Festival

Some interesting opera may be ahead for New York. Pierre Audi, who recently became the artistic director of the Park Avenue Armory, has been named the next director of the Aix-en-Provence Festival in southern France, the festival announced on Friday.

npr music

Kip Winger Explores His Classical Side

The band Winger is perhaps best remembered for its late 1980s rock anthems, like “Seventeen.” Kip Winger, the group’s lead singer and bassist, held onto his rock roots, but lately he’s revealed another side: The genre of his new album is classical.

The Telegraph

An opera at seven, a concerto at nine: meet Britain’s reluctant heir to Mozart

Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera at seven, and a violin concerto at nine. Elizabeth Grice meets a musical prodigy

Daily Mail

Your next adventure: Spend a delightful night at the opera in Milan, Verona and Stockholm

You don’t have to be an opera buff to enjoy a night of music that makes your spirits soar. These breaks include tickets to dazzling performances at extraordinary places.

klassik.com

Protestmarsch gegen Mittelkürzungen am Theater Hagen

Dem Aufruf von Kulturschaffenden und Gewerkschaften, in Hagen zu einem sogenannten Theater-Marsch als Protestaktion gegen die geplanten Kürzungen im Kulturetat der Stadt Hagen zusammenzukommen, sind lokalen Medienberichten zufolge 700 Demonstranten gefolgt.

Klassik heute

Internationales Telemannstädte-Netzwerk gegründet

Die Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Monika Grütters, übernimmt über das zur Vorbereitung des Telemannjahres 2017 gegründete Telemannststädte-Netzwerk die Schirmherrschaft.

BR KLASSIK

Trauer um früheren Direktor des Münchner Rundfunkorchesters

Wie BR-KLASSIK aus Kreisen der Familie erfuhr, ist der tschechisch-deutsche Dirigent und langjährige Direktor des Münchner Rundfunkorchesters Jaroslav Opela am Samstag im Alter von 81 Jahren nach kurzer schwerer Krankheit verstorben.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Comic take on classical music – Igudesman & Joo

WDR 3 @wdr3 Britischer Kulturverband warnt vor Folgen des Brexit

A little Mozart: Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera at seven, and a violin concerto at nine. Photo credit: Anna Huix

A little Mozart: Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera at seven, and a violin concerto at nine. Photo credit: Anna Huix

(Written on June 27, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Met Opera understudy Francesco Anile steps in and gives performance of a lifetime as lead tenor loses his voice, sales up 14% year-on-year for Record Store Day, New York Festival of Song to premiere Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women and Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx has launched a campaign asking Google to pay musicians more money when their videos appear on YouTube.

Daily Mail

The show must go on! Understudy gets last-minute big break at Met Opera when lead tenor loses his voice – so jumps on stage in jeans and sneakers and gives performance of a lifetime

It is a role of a lifetime. But when one understudy finally got his big break at the Metropolitan Opera he wasn’t expecting it to be while wearing his old jeans and sneakers.

Music Week

Retailers celebrate another successful Record Store Day

Preliminary figures show that this year’s Record Store Day was a hit, with sales up 14% year-on-year – and retailers seemed to agree that the vinyl revival isn’t going anywhere. While singles sales were down 2%, LPs were up 35% year-on-year, and the annual celebration bled into the following sales week as well.

BBC News

Nikki Sixx to YouTube: ‘Do the right thing’

Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx has launched a campaign asking Google to pay musicians more money when their videos appear on YouTube. The bass player is urging Google to remember its former slogan – “Don’t be evil” – in its dealings with artists.

Classicalworld.com

NYFOS to premiere Compositora: Songs by Latin American women at Merkin Hall

New York Festival of Song rounds out its Mainstage season on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 with Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women, a fascinating program that showcases the prodigious accomplishments of Latina composers.

ArtsJournal

A German orchestra goes up against Turkey in row over a term for genocide

Turkey’s delegation to the European Union demanded the European Commission withdraw 200,000 euros ($224,500) in funding for the concert.

South China Morning Post

Mei Baojiu: China’s renowned Peking opera master dies aged 82

Youngest son of Peking opera legend Mei Lanfang was devoted to his art, considering it his lifetime mission to pass it on to the younger generation.

Classical Music Magazine

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awards £15,000 to Wiltshire Music Centre

The grant, which will be distributed across three years, will go towards the centre’s programme of master-classes, workshops, concerts and artist residencies for young musicians in the region.

Der Tagesspiegel

Als Kolibri durch den Saal schweben

Berlins Orchester lassen sich viel einfallen, um neues Publikum zu gewinnen. Das Konzerthaus setzt auf virtuelle Realität – mittels einer speziellen Brille.

KlassikAkzente

Mit Wagner im Kino: Live-Übertragung aus der Berliner Philharmonie mit Andris Nelsons

Wenn Andris Nelsons am 29. April gemeinsam mit den Berliner Philharmonikern Musik von Wagner und Bruckner zum Klingen bringt, kann man das Konzert in vielen Kinosälen in Deutschland live mitverfolgen.

Pizzicato

Antonini wird Erster Gastdirigent beim Mozarteumorchester

Seit eineinhalb Jahren sucht das Mozarteumorchester Salzburg erfolglos nach einem Nachfolger für den im Sommer d.J. scheidenden Chefdirigenten Ivor Bolton.

Francemusique

Nouvelle polémique quant à l’utilisation des animaux à l’opéra

L’opéra Allemand sur le Rhin (Deutche Oper am Rhein) a été contraint d’annuler le contrat de l’un de ses acteurs principaux : le coq du « Coq d’or » de Rimski-Korsakov en raison d’une décision de l’Office Vétérinaire.

El Pais

La música activa el cerebro de los bebés

Investigadores de EE UU vinculan la detección de patrones musicales con el aprendizaje del habla

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Osvaldo Golijov Headlines Spoleto USA Chamber Music Program

Black Dress Code @black_dresscode Wonderful film on Eleonore Schoenfeld She inspired our elegant palazzo trousers

Kate Simko @Kate_Simko  advice I’d give to myself.. ArtsProfessional Magazine

Photograph: UIG via Getty Images

(Written on April 26, 2016 )

Capital Sounds is a major pan-European initiative marking the 40th anniversary of the EUYO.  The project will include concerts in every capital city of the European Union over the coming few years.  The idea behind the project is to champion unity through diversity – celebrating individual national cultures within a pan-European orchestral tradition.  The events will include keynote speeches by national leading cultural figures and joint performances with local youth ensembles, reflecting the local musical traditions of that country.

Capital Sounds will begin on the 7th August 2016 in Bratislava, for a joint celebration of Slovakia assuming the EU Presidency on the 1st July, and of EUYO’s 40th anniversary. The orchestra will then continue on to Slovenia, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands. Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko and EUYO Conductor Laureate Bernard Haitink will lead the orchestra, with repertoire to include Mozart, Haydn, Mahler and Bruckner.

One of the European Union’s great cultural institutions, the EUYO was founded as the European Community Youth Orchestra in 1976 by Joy and Lionel Bryer.  Since then it has been the leading orchestra for young musicians in the EU, providing an exceptional bridge between music colleges and the professional music world. Auditioning the best young musicians from every EU Member State is a rigorous process, taking several months every year to complete, but it means the EUYO can claim to be the only entity in Europe that represents and presents young cultural performers at a high level of excellence from all 28 EU countries.

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(Written on April 12, 2016 )

Classical News

Times

Banks need arts graduates to put humanity back into business

A leading investment bank is seeking to hire a new generation of arts graduates as it blames “linear thinking” mathematicians and economists for elements of the financial crisis.

Independent

Blaise Bellville: reinventing classical concerts

He has set up a magazine, gigs for under-18s and a live music service. Now, with help from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, Blaise Bellville is turning his attention to classical music.

Classical Source

Shadwell Opera Fundraising Concert [November 18]

Shadwell Opera are planning to mount a production of George Benjamin’s opera, Into the Little Hill, based on the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

The Strad

No first prize awarded at France’s Mirecourt International Violin Competition

Second prize was jointly awarded to Nathan Mierdl and Jian Ren

International Arts Manager

European project supports emerging ensembles

A new initiative that aims to train and develop emerging music ensembles has secured almost €2m in European Union funding.

Der Tagesspiegel

Jetzt schlägt Meese zurück

Bayreuth trennte sich von Jonathan Meese, weil dessen Pläne für die Eröffnungspremiere 2016 angeblich zu teuer für die Festspiele geworden wären. Nun meldet sich der Künstler selbst zu Wort – und Meese sieht die Sache ganz anders.

Spiegel Online

Jonathan Meese über Bayreuth: “Verlogen und zynisch”

“Strippenzieher und Marionetten”: Skandalkünstler Jonathan Meese reagiert im SPIEGEL mit harten Worten auf seine Entlassung durch die Leitung der Bayreuther Festspiele. Es habe Versuche gegeben, ihn einzuschüchtern.

Klassik.com

Bariton Terje Stensvold beendet seine Sängerkarriere

Norwegischer Sänger feierte große Erfolge vor allem im Wagner-Fach

El Mundo

Bach y el actual cambio de ciclo

Antonio Gómez Rufo escribe para que “la gente se rebele y salga a la calle” en ‘La camarera de Bach’

Classicalite

With Faith: Daniel Barenboim and Pope Francis Meet and Discuss Middle East and Music

It wouldn’t be the first time the maestro Daniel Barenboim meets the pope–citing earlier performances for Pope Benedict. Now, as of Nov. 17, Barenboim, 72, was received by Pope Francis.

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Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM: Great playing of a @taylorswift13 tune… http://classfm.co/LJhJ66 

Philharmonia ‏@philharmonia: In this film our Principal Conductor compares #Debussy with #Ravel, two composers at the heart of #CityofLight http://bit.ly/1EUVzIh

Royal College Music ‏@RCMLatest: Pleased to announce that #HogarthsStages – 5 new operas premiered at the RCM in May – are now on our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1xzhXrZ

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Blaise Bellville. Photo: The Independent

(Written on November 18, 2014 )

The Guardian

Avant-garde opera director Gerard Mortier dies aged 70

Belgian former artistic director of Madrid’s Teatro Real is praised as ‘visionary and generous figure.’

The Fly music magazine closes after nearly 15 years

Free monthly magazine that was once UK’s biggest-read music title hit by ‘current market conditions’ including collapse of HMV.

BBC News

First BBC Young Musician jazz award won by saxophonist

Teenage saxophonist Alexander Bone has won the first jazz prize to be awarded as part of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition.

The Telegraph

Young musicians to ‘miss out’ after scrapping of EU download levy

Plans by the European Union to raise a levy on the sale of iPads and tablets to help young musicians benefit from downloads have been blocked by the British government.

The Japan Times

‘Deaf’ composer Samuragochi says he’s sorry for deceiving

A month after the shocking revelation by his ghostwriter, the supposedly “deaf” composer Mamoru Samuragochi apologized Friday for deceiving people. However, the 50-year-old from Hiroshima Prefecture flatly denied composer Takashi Niigaki’s claim that he is not deaf, saying he is preparing to sue Niigaki for defamation.

Classical Music Magazine

Royal Marines Corp of Drums prepares for world’s longest drum roll

The Royal Marines Corps of Drums is to make a world record attempt on the longest group drum roll, with preparations underway for six teams to undertake an ambitious 64-hour roll from 30 April.

Die Zeit

Die Oper war seine Mission

Der große belgische Intendant und Kulturermöglicher Gerard Mortier ist tot. Er starb im Alter von 70 Jahren an einem Krebsleiden.

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(Written on March 10, 2014 )

Global Post

EU customs changes rule after seizure of Japanese musicians’ violins

The European Union will exempt musicians entering its territory from declaring instruments intended for professional use after at least two Japanese violinists had their high-priced violins seized at a German airport last year.

French luxury piano maker Pleyel plays its final notes

Top-end French piano maker Pleyel, whose instruments were used by the likes of Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt, announced on Wednesday it will end production by the end of the year.

Classic FM Online

Mozart’s violin donated to Salzburg Foundation

A private benefactor has gifted a violin played by Mozart when he was in Vienna to the Salzburg Mozart Foundation.

Slipped Disc

A medical emergency at the opera

A ENO performance of the magic flute was interrupted yesterday by a medical emergency in the audience.

An Overgrown Path

Why was Marin Alsop’s London concert half empty?

Should reports of a half-empty Marin Alsop concert at the Royal Festival Hall despite the mass media exposure she has received raise alarm bells about classical music audiences?

New York Times 

U.S. Dancer Quits the Bolshoi, Complaining of Bribery

A young dancer from Texas who last year became the first American to join the Bolshoi Ballet after graduating from its training academy here has quit the storied company after alleging that she was denied opportunities to perform and ultimately told she would have to pay a bribe of $10,000 to get a solo role.

BBC Music Magazine

György Kurtág and András Schiff to receive Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medals

Composer György Kurtág and pianist András Schiff will each be awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s highest honour, the Gold Medal. The medal, which is awarded in recognition of outstanding musicianship,  was created in 1870 to commemorate the centenary of Beethoven’s birth.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Am Ende misstraute er allen Religionen

Sir John Tavener hielt Abstand zur Avantgarde. Seine Musik umspielt das Thema der Sakralität. Nun ist der englische Komponist im Alter von neunundsechzig Jahren gestorben.

Classical Music Magazine

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(Written on November 15, 2013 )