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In today’s news, Ennio Morricone wins first ever Oscar and LaSalle Quartet violist Peter Kamnitzer dies aged 93. Also, Antonio Pappano and ENO chorus and orchestra nominated for Olivier Awards and music could cut costs for dementia care

Classic FM

Antonio Pappano and English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra nominated for Olivier Awards

The nominations for this year’s Oliver Awards, recognising excellence across theatre, dance and opera, have been announced

BBC Music Magazine

Ennio Morricone wins first ever Oscar

Leading film composer enjoys Academy Award success for The Hateful Eight

The Strad

LaSalle Quartet violist Peter Kamnitzer has died aged 93

The New Indian Express

Why are people losing interest in pure classical music: Amjad Ali

JODHPUR: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, who has enthralled audiences all across the globe with his music, is concerned that people are today more interested in fusion than pure classical music

Kulturport

Intendantenwechsel bei den Berliner Philharmonikern zur Spielzeit 2017/2018

Martin Hoffmann, Intendant der Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker, wird seinen im Sommer 2017 auslaufenden Vertrag nicht verlängern

NMZ

BDMV stellt sich neu auf – Paul Lehrieder neuer Präsident

Der CSU-Bundestagsabgeordnete Paul Lehrieder aus Würzburg ist neuer Präsident der Bundesvereinigung deutscher Musikverbände (BDMV)

Musik-heute

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra zu UN-Botschafter ernannt

Das West-Eastern Divan Orchestra ist von den Vereinten Nationen zum globalen Botschafter für kulturelle Verständigung ernannt worden

Arts Journal

Music Might Cut Costs For Dementia Care

“Manchester Camerata orchestra’s Music in Mind (MIM) projects, which involved 7,200 people in care homes and community projects across Greater Manchester last year, have had such dramatic effects on participants

Philly

Otto-Werner Mueller, 89; longtime teacher of conducting at Curtis

Otto-Werner Mueller, 89, an old-world maestro whose teaching technique and formidable mien inspired reverence – and no small measure of fear – in generations of conductors and orchestral players, died Thursday evening

Twitter

New York Times Arts ‏@nytimesarts  Have we been playing Gershwin wrong for 70 years? http://nyti.ms/21FYXEl 

The Opera Awards ‏@TheOperaAwards  We feel like kids on Christmas morning…#OperaAwards2016 shortlists announced today at 11am.

Making Music UK ‏@MakingMusic_UK   So many great musical initiatives are taking place around the UK in 2016. Here’s a roundup of some of the best: http://ow.ly/YvxzR 

Antonio Pappano/ IMG Artists

Sir Antonio Pappano/ IMG Artists

(Written on March 1, 2016 )

Guardian

India gets a taste of western classical from Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has been touring Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai in a bid to inspire Indian children to explore western classical music.

The Telegraph

Sivan Magen – New Music

Sivan Magen is trying to change the perception of the harp with his virtuoso playing.

Classical music, funny? Surely you’re joking…

Ivan Hewett explains how classical music often contains more wit and humour than we give it credit for.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Magazine Awards 2014 winners announced

Alisa Weilerstein’s recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Daniel Barenboim wins Recording of the Year.

Classic FM

Video: LA Phil continues playing through earthquake

The Los Angeles Philharmonic didn’t let a 5.1 magnitude earthquake stop them playing during a concert last week.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ennio Morricone auf Deutschland-Tour: Lieber Webern als Western!

Ennio Morricone, der bedeutendste lebende Filmkomponist, ist es leid, immer nur nach „Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod“ gefragt zu werden. Jetzt dirigiert er in Deutschland und redet gerne über anderes.

Das Orchester

Yves Abel wird neuer Chefdirigent der Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie

Yves Abel wird zum Beginn des Jahres 2015 Chefdirigent der Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie Herford.

Jan Willem de Vriend neuer Chefdirigent des The Hague Philharmonic

Der niederländische Dirigent Jan Willem de Vriend wurde zum Chefdirigent des The Hague Philharmonic ernannt. Er tritt seinen neuen Posten am 1. August 2015 an.

Herbert von Karajan Musikpreis 2014 für Wiener Philharmoniker

Die Wiener Philharmoniker werden 2014 mit dem Herbert von Karajan Musikpreis im Festspielhaus Baden-Baden ausgezeichnet.

 

Classical Music on Twitter

Center Puppetry Arts: @CtrPuppetryArts Collaborative educational program brings classical music to life with puppets. http://ow.ly/utilR 

CM editors: @ClassicalMusic Culture secretary Maria Miller has resigned having become a ‘distraction’. No sense she will be greatly missed by cultural sector.

Jessica Duchen: @jessicaduchen Here’s how some of us spent yesterday… Top Ten Happy Things about the BBC Music Magazine Awards! http://jessicamusic.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/top-ten-happy-things-about-bbc-music.html …

Music: @BritishMusic_ Opportunity to take part in CrowdOut SpitsMusic as part of a piece for 1000 voices! Read more here! http://www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/get-involved/make-music/crowd-out/ …#arts

Creative Scotland: @CreativeScots 10 year plan for the arts, screen and creative industries & new funding approach announced today: http://ow.ly/vACn2

KlassikAkzente: @klassikakzente Kein BR-Klassik mehr? Es gibt Pläne, dass der Sender ab 2016 nicht mehr über UKW zu empfangen ist. Petition dagegen: http://www.musikinbayern.de/Aktuelles-c788/Die-Hintergruende-zur-Petition-BR-Klassik-muss-bleiben–e1140597.php …

The Guardian

The Guardian

 

 

(Written on April 9, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Can an app teach children the basics of classical music?

SymbolSmash uses the love story opera “Voyage to the Moon” to teach children the difference between their crescendos and their crochets. Traditionalist Daniel Johnson finds it a bit too gimmicky for his taste.

What’s the point of pop-up opera?

The enthusiasm of singers who perform pop-up opera is great – but is there any point to it, asks Rupert Christiansen.

The Stage

In defence of small-scale opera

Robin Norton-Hale, the director of OperaUpClose, responds to Rupert Christiansen’s assertion that pop-up opera is nothing more than a small scale version of a ‘big’ opera. 

Classic FM Online

Tim Atack in Tim Lihoreau’s Wednesday Web Chat

Composer Tim Atack talks about writing music for screens big and small.

New Music Box

If Elton John sings but everyone else does too, does it make a sound?

Four reasons why people sing along at concerts.

BBC Music Magazine

Women absent from winners of 2013 British Composer Awards

Questions have been raised about the 2013 British Composer Awards, after the winners ceremony was dominated entirely by men.

Obituary: Stan Tracey 

Pianist Stan Tracey, the British jazz legend who played with many of the 1960s greats as house pianist of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, has died aged 86.

Neue Musikzeitung

Musiklandschaft mit Flurschäden

Verabschiedet sich Nordrhein-Westfalen von seiner Kammer­philharmonie Amadé?

Telegraph

Telegraph

 

(Written on December 11, 2013 )

Classical Music Magazine

Boston-bound Andris Nelsons to leave CBSO in 2015 ‘with heavy heart’

Andris Nelsons is to leave the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in summer 2015 ‘with an extremely heavy heart’, having decided that his new appointment as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra would give him too little time with his family unless he quit the CBSO.

The Telegraph

Can art and classical music meet in harmony?

A new touring performance, Graphic Scores, attempts to bridge the gap between classical music and art and get the creative juices flowing.

US orchestras are greedy and overpaid

The lock-out at the Minnesota Orchestra reveals a tale of greed, complacency – and salaries British players can only dream of says Ivan Hewett

Classic Brits: fundamentally tacky?

The Classic Brits know they have to stir a little ‘real’ classical music into the mix, to give themselves a fig-leaf of legitimacy, says Ivan Hewett.

The Times

Film composer is the big winner at Classical Brits

Hans Zimmer, whose work includes the soundtracks for Man Of Steeland The Dark Knight Rises, was named composer of the year at the Classical Brit awards on Tuesday.

Classic FM Online

Nicola Benedetti and Hans Zimmer defend Classic BRITs

Speaking on stage at Tuesday’s award ceremony, the evening’s big winners hit back at the BRITs’ critics. In a speech that will be broadcast to over a million people on ITV1 this Sunday evening, Benedetti spoke passionately about the event bringing classical music to everyone.

The New Yorker

Woman, Gays and Classical Music

Classical musicians have traditionally shied away from making political statements and have tended to cling to the illusion of an art that floats above politics, formally pure and spiritually aloof, says Alex Ross, but times are requiring them to change.

Calgary Herald

Calgary Philharmonic co-founder and champion of the arts, Dick Matthews, dies at 93

Philanthropist Richard Matthews, who helped found the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and also made significant contributions to Calgary Opera, Honens International Piano Competition, The Mount Royal. Conservatory and the University of Calgary, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 93.

Die Zeit

“Der Countertenor ist eine neue Art Mann”

Philippe Jaroussky ist einer der besten Sopranisten der Welt. Jetzt wagt er sich an die Arien des Kastraten Farinelli. Überwindet er damit die Männlichkeit? Ein Interview

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

 

 

 

 

(Written on October 4, 2013 )

Arts Beat, New York Times

Abbado, Blaming Health Problem, Cancels Plans for Japan Concerts

Citing ill health, Italian conductor Claudio Abbado has canceled plans for a series of concerts in Japan with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra — including one at an inflatable concert hall in Matsushima that was to be dedicated to a region recovering from the 2011 earthquake.

Annie Proulx Writes Libretto for ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Opera

Author of  Brokeback Mountain will turn her short story into the libretto for Charles Wuorinen’s opera.

Pacific Standard

Playing Prokofiev is a Pain:  The Physical Toll of Being a Musician

A new study from Australia finds working as an orchestral musician takes an intense physical toll.  It reports 84% of professional orchestral musicians in that nation have experienced “performance-impairing pain” at some point, and 50% were experiencing symptoms at the time of the survey.

BBC News

Does music in the workplace help or hinder?

Police in England and Wales paid £660,952 for licences so staff could listen to music in offices in the past year, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. But does music played at work help or hinder employees, asks Vanessa Barford.

Liverpool choirboy Jack Topping, 11, lands record deal

Choirboy is the youngest person to be signed by the Decca label who turned down the Beatles and will release his debut album in November.

Times

Sir Simon Rattle tipped to take top job with the LSO

Sir Simon Rattle’s performance as he conducted Mr Bean and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Opening Ceremony of the London Games last year may be a hint of things to come after he steps down from the Berlin Philharmonic in 2017.

Classic FM Online

Opera-singing hot dog vendor is sacked

A hot dog salesman in Kansas who is famous for his unique opera-singing style of salesmanship has been sacked.

The Telegraph

Film composers: a director’s best friend

“Hitchcock only finishes a picture 60 per cent,” the composer Bernard Herrmann liked to say. “I have to finish it for him.” As the BBC begins its Sound of the Cinema season, Sean Macaulay celebrates the fine art of the film composer.

Der Tagesspiegel

Fluch der Gießkanne

Berlins Freie Szene braucht neue Fördermodelle und klare kulturpolitische Bekenntnisse. Das ist nicht schwierig – und auch nicht teuer.

BBC News

BBC News

 

(Written on September 12, 2013 )