Posts Tagged ‘Financial Times’
« Back to E-News

Accentus Music ist eines der weltweit erstklassigsten Labels für klassische Musikproduktionen. Es arbeitet mit den renommiertesten internationalen Musikern zusammen und hat auch in diesem Jahr viele sehr hochwertige Neuproduktionen geplant. Wir fühlen uns sehr geehrt, für alle kommenden Produktionen die europäische Promotion zu übernehmen, und freuen uns insbesondere auf die PR-Unterstützung für die DVD/Blu-ray mit Riccardo Chailly und dem LFO im Frühjahr als auch für die CD-Box zu Herbert Blomstedts 90. Geburtstag”, so Carolin Denz, Leiterin des Berliner WildKat-Büros.

accentus_logo

Das in Leipzig beheimatete Label besteht aus einem äußerst routinierten Team aus Film- und Audioproduzenten sowie Redakteuren. Seit der Etablierung als DVD/Blu-ray Label auf dem klassischen Musikmarkt im Jahr 2010 produziert Accentus Music hochqualitative Konzert- und Opernaufführungen, sowie Dokumentarfilme und Porträts weltweit. Die Veröffentlichungen beinhalten Produktionen über Künstler wie Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Evgeny Kissin, Martha Argerich, Joshua Bell, das Lucerne Festival Orchestra, die New Yorker Philharmoniker, das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig oder die Staatskapelle Berlin. Sowohl künstlerisch als auch technisch erfüllt Accentus Music die höchsten Erwartungen und Ansprüche von Musikliebhabern aus der ganzen Welt.

 
ZnaijderSzymanowskiWozzeck

Ingolfsson

 

Wir freuen uns darauf, nach mehreren Jahren der erfolgreichen Zusammenarbeit, von nun an das renommierte Unternehmen auf dem gesamten europäischen Markt unterstützen zu dürfen, und den Erfolg unserer englischen Pressekampagnen auf die deutsche Presse zu übertragen. Bisher sind Rezensionen in den größten englischen Musikpublikationen wie BBC Music Magazine, Classical Music Magazine, Gramophone, sowie auf BBC Radio 3 und in nationaler Presse wie der Financial Times erschienen.

 

(Written on February 10, 2017 )

WildKat PR is extremely proud to announce our partnership with the Academy of Ancient Music, one of Britain’s foremost period-instrument ensembles.

Founded over 40 years ago, AAM boasts a discography of 300 recordings, and has been an associate ensemble of the Barbican Centre since 2012. It is led by Music Director Richard Egarr—who celebrates 10 years at the helm during the 2016-17 season—and regularly collaborates with celebrated scholars and performers including Robert Levin, and Alina Ibragimova.

wildkat-pr-egarr

AAM and Egarr are known for their vibrant playing—‘transmitting the kick of an energy drink’ (Financial Times)—alongside the informed and crafted approach they bring to all they do. Its principal players (including Pavlo Beznosiuk, Bojan Čičić, and Joseph Crouch) take a leading role, giving the AAM its distinctive character, with many experienced voices adding to the mix.

AAM remain at the forefront of the historically-informed performance movement, and pride themselves on sharing little-known gems with a wider audience, evidenced in their latest release, the sonatas of Dario Castello.

wildkat-pr-aam

We look forward to working with AAM over the coming months as they look ahead to the launch of their 2017-18 season, and performances of Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John Passion, and Purcell’s opera King Arthur.

See Academy of Ancient Music’s website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as WildKat PR Blog, for their latest news.

(Written on October 13, 2016 )

In today’s news, Vision String Quartet wins 2016 Mendelssohn Prize, a Syrian orchestra torn apart by the conflict is to be reunited in commemoration of the first world war. Also, BBC announces Shakespeare festival 2016 and Classical Music Magazine offers us a preview of Aldeburgh Festival 2016

Classical Music Magazine

Preview: Aldeburgh Festival 2016

The stand-out event of this year’s festival is Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s performance of Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux over four concerts from sunrise to midnight at Snape Maltings and RSPB Minsmere

The Strad

Vision String Quartet wins 2016 Mendelssohn Prize

Founded in the 1870s, the award is given annually to the best students from Germany’s conservatoires

Financial Times

Reunited Syrian orchestra to help mark mid-point of first world war

An orchestra from Syria torn apart by the conflict there is to be reunited as part of Britain’s programme of commemoration for the first world war

Classical Music Magazine

BBC announces Shakespeare festival 2016

A Radio 3 residency in Stratford-upon-Avon and a series of Shakespeare-themed concerts from BBC performing groups are just a couple of the events planned for the BBC Shakespeare festival

 

nmz

Fantasie, Bewegung und Farben

http://www.nmz.de/artikel/fantasie-bewegung-und-farben

Henri Dutilleux jener überragende Komponist Frankreichs, dessen Erfolg man in der Heimat stets kleinredete. Zu allmächtig herrschte Pierre Boulez in IRCAM-City, und der konnte mit Dutilleux’ Musik nichts anfangen

Codex Flores

Zimmermann bekommt Général-Dupont-Grumiaux-Stradivari

Frank Peter Zimmermann, der seine Stradivari «Lady Inchiquin» wegen der WestLB-Affäre zurückgeben musste, hat von einem chinesisch-deutschen Unternehmer leihweise die «Général Dupont, Grumiaux»-Stradivari erhalten

Klassik.com

Gewandhausorchester mit Leipziger Lerche ausgezeichnet

Das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig wird mit der elften Leipziger Lerche des Wirtschaftsvereins “Gemeinsam für Leipzig” ausgezeichnet. Die Jury erklärte in ihrer Begründung, das Orchester sei eine Kulturinstitution, die exemplarisch für regionale Verwurzelung mit internationaler Ausstrahlung stehe

El Pais

Mozart y Salieri, más colegas que rivales

Hallado en Praga un ejemplar de la cantata K.477a, siempre considerado perdido, de 1785

El Mundo

Los Grammy de la música clásica distinguen a Pablo Ferrández

El chelista de 24 años, premiado este verano en el concurso Chaikovski, recibe ahora el galardón al mejor artista joven en los ICMA

Twitter

Classic FM@ClassicFM  This morning we’re going to be talking about the Millennial generation and what they mean to orchestras in the UK. #ClassicFMDebate #abo16

TownHallSymphonyHall@THSHBirmingham The insanely cool  @MilosGuitar talks Bach, The Beatles and more.. a great read! http://ow.ly/XouV6  Catch him here 4 March

Timothy Orpen@TimothyOrpen Fascinating experiment taking place tonight as @RNSinfonia audience and orchestra votes on new pieces @sage_gateshead

Vision String Quartet/ The Strad

Vision String Quartet/ The Strad

(Written on January 22, 2016 )

April has been an incredibly busy month here at WildKat PR! Just in case you missed anything, here is a round-up of what we’ve been up to:

We were delighted to welcome Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival. It is the world’s largest festival of new opera and will return to King’s Cross from July for three weeks, with over 100 performances and 40 new works.

It seems we will have a very operatic summer as we welcome back composer Tim Benjamin. We worked with him last year on Madame X, an opera which was featured in the 2014 Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre. Tim is producing another opera this summer called ‘Life Stories’ at the Tête à Tête Festival and from there it will tour in the North of England.

sacconi-quartet

We also started working with the Sacconi Quartet on their project HEARTFELT. They are quickly getting a name for themselves as the ‘digital string quartet’ with lots of interesting technology-focused projects happening on a regular basis. HEARTFELT is being performed at the Spitalfields Festival, the Bristol Proms and Lichfield Festival. But what exactly is so cool about the projects? The Sacconi Quartet is recognised for being a compelling ensemble, consistently communicating with a fresh and imaginative approach and so they know how to create exciting projects. HEARTFELT is an immersive, interactive performance that re-imagines a Beethoven quartet through robotics and audience responsive lighting design.

We are also very pleased to introduce you to Mahler Chamber Orchestra who have recently signed with us. They are due to play three times at the annual BBC Proms with their Artistic Partner and Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Together they will perform all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos, which will represent the end of their wider project ‘The Beethoven Journey’ which has spanned four years.

ensemble-bpm

We attended a lot of exciting events in April which included Ensemble BPM’s performance of Steve Reich and Beryl Korot’s Three Tales which achieve reviews in the Financial Times, The Times and The Arts Desk. This was the first ever opera performed live in an IMAX Theatre and took place at the Science Museum. The second of the two nights (22 and 24 April) was sold out! The Ensemble want their work to illuminate the sights and sounds of an increasingly complex world: they certainly delighted a big audience.

Turning our attention to New York, a real highlight as was Danielle Schwob‘s world premiere performance of her new work Three Self Portraits in Brooklyn NYC. Danielle Schwob and John Zorn were joined by Vicky Chow, Jennifer Choi, and Michael Nicolas.

Launches were clearly en vogue this month as we attended lot of them in the last few weeks such as the launch event of Musical Orbit. Shortly after, Tom Service at the Guardian wrote an article about it saying that Musical Orbit is a great idea for offering one-on-one tutorials with top professionals.

Of course, WildKat PR also attended an event hosted by the fabulous After Nyne Magazine. The Magazine combines culture, lifestyle, arts, style and music so it was great to meet the editorial team properly and celebrate the first print issue with some drinks in a lovely gallery.

ensemble-perpetuo

On 23 April we celebrated our birthday but there was no time for partying too much as Ensemble Perpetuo gave a concert on 25 April at 47/49 Tanner Street. As an ensemble specialising in multi-art form collaborations, they give a new meaning to performances of both classical and contemporary music. They are known for taking music to unexpected venues and drawing in new audiences to share in their love for music as one experienced at Tanner Street. They played music inspired by cities, and the event included city-themed photography from the London Photo Festival, Art by Caroline Mackenzie and Tom Pearce and choreography by Lucia Sweigert. Read the review by LDN Card.

In times of so many brillant musicians it is not easy to find an individual voice and to get attention from a bigger audience. The virtuoso violinist Eric Silberger is one of these musicians combining both splendid technical skills and musicality which made his London debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra very special. Bachtrack and Classicalsource reported from the concert. Eric also released his video of Paganini’s 24th Caprice last month with all the variations layered on top of each other – it’s had almost 16,000 views on Youtube now!

Encouraging new audiences, especially in terms of classical music is not that easy. Orpheus Sinfonia‘s conductor Thomas Carroll spoke about their Beneath the Score Series on BBC Radio 3 In Tune ahead of their concert The People’s Politics on 28 April. The concert also received a 4 star review from LDN card. Orpheus Sinfonia’s second Networking for Young Professionals event also took place at this concert, continuing to encourage new audiences to engage with classical music. During April, Thomas was also interviewed by the Mayfair Times and it was great to have this support from a publication based in the same area that they are resident in.

haydn-2032-2As well as being busy in London and New York, in Berlin our team attended one of the brilliant Haydn nights with  Radiale Nacht – Il filosofo at Radialsystem V on 8th May. As the project Haydn 2032 is a huge work in progress, these nights offer an opportunity to get to know the project: conductor Giovanni Antonini, Bernhard Lassahn and Christian Moritz-Bauer gave lectures, were interviewed and talked to the audience. On 8th May, Il Giardino armonico under Giovanni Antonini played symphonies by both Joseph Haydn and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach which were received with massive applause.

With all the fantastic new clients who have recently joined us, as well as the BBC Proms, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival and other annual highlights, it looks like a busy summer for WildKat PR.

Keep updated with news by visiting our blog, following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

(Written on May 15, 2015 )

The Guardian

National Children’s Orchestras faces fight over its musical soul

Petition set up by parents and staff highlights discontent over actions of NCO board.

The Telegraph

Hay Festival 2014: Schoenberg was a prophet in the wilderness

Jewish, Christian, German nationalist, anti-Hitler – Arnold Schoenberg was an elusive genius.

Financial Times

Piette-Laurent Aimard on Aldeburgh and Britten

Ever since Pierre-Laurent Aimard took on the role of artistic director at the Aldeburgh Festival in 2009, he has been plagued by a polite but persistent band of doubters.

Classic FM

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry to release debut classical album

Richard Reed Parry, multi-instrumentalist with Arcade Fire, is to release his first solo classical album on Deutsche Grammophon.

Gramophone

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns

Will Todd’s popular opera for children is reprised by Opera Holland Park in July and August.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Salzburger Domquartier: Es muss nicht immer Mozart sein

Macht hoch die Tür: Salzburg will nicht länger nur Musikstadt sein, das reiche Erbe der Fürsterzbischöfe soll die Welt begeistern – mit dem Domquartier will die Stadt in die erste Museumsliga.

Spiegel Online

Feine Kammermusik: Einmal Feuer für Herrn Beethoven, bitte!

Das Quartetto di Cremona spielt Beethoven mit italienischer Lust und Leidenschaft. Sowohl live als auch auf CD blühen bei den vier Musikern die Streichquartette vielfarbig auf. Und bei Verdi kennen sich die Kammer-Könner auch aus.

Concerti

Interview: Artemis Quartett: “Wir sind heute rebellischer”

Eckart Runge und Vineta Sareika vom Artemis Quartett über jugendlichen Klang, Superlative und exklusive Hauskonzerte

Klassik.com

Dirigent Peter Gülke mit Ernst von Siemens-Musikpreis geehrt

Weitere Preisträger sind Luis Codera Puzo, Simone Movio und Brigitte Muntendorf

The New York Times

What’s New? Ask the Philharmonic

Times Critics Preview the NY Biennal

Washington Post

Arvo Pärt’s music celebrated at D.C. events

Pärt, 78, is coming to the East Coast for the first time in 30 years. His free concert in Washington on Tuesday — presented by the Estonian Embassy as part of an initiative called The Arvo Pärt Project— will be held not in a small space but in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, which seats 2,400.

Le Figaro

Kaija Saariaho, réflexion, action, composition

La compositrice finlandaise ouvre demain le Festival de Saint-Denis avec une nouvelle version de « La Passion de Simone », inspirée par Simone Weil.

Classical Music on twitter

Spiegel Online @SPIEGEL_Kultur Heute in den Feuilletons: “Ein gut bestellter Acker, ein neugieriges Publikum”… http://spon.de/aeeVY

Guardian Culture @guardian culture Nils Frahm: music for piano and toilet brush: http://gu.com/p/3pggj/tf

Pianist Magazine @pianistmagazine You can now watch Federico Colli’s recent London debut recital at the QEH right here. It was amazing. You can… http://fb.me/2NvJE4GOR

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung … der Verrostung von Ohren entgegenwirken … – Zum Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis 2014 http://ow.ly/2H8Gvm

Catherine Bott @CatherineJBott Gustav Holst died 80 yrs ago on this day, join me tonight at 9 @ClassicFM to hear much more than The Planets

Artemis Quartett - photographed by Molina Visuals via concerti.de

Artemis Quartett – photographed by Molina Visuals via concerti.de

 

 

(Written on May 26, 2014 )

The Guardian

Financial Times to move to single global print edition

The Financial Times is to institute path-breaking changes to the production of its printed newspaper that appear to be the penultimate step towards becoming a digital-only publication

Gramophone

Naxos to launch free Christmas Advent App

25 complete tracks revealed behind numbered doors

PR Newswire

Sir Jonathan Ive And Marc Newson Collaborate With Bono On (RED)TM Auction Celebrating Masterworks Of Design And Innovation

The Apple Senior Vice President has curated a collection of items for auction including a Steinway & Sons Piano

Digital Music News

Deezer Declares: Classical Is Not Dead!

Music streaming services have never really been marketed for classical music lovers, and Deezer is looking to change that

New York Times

Classical Musicians, Too, Make Berlin Their Capital

Berlin has turned into an arts and culture centre, but in particular it has become a hub for classical music says Rebecca Schmid

Classical Music Magazine

James MacMillan launches festival in home town of Cumnock

Composer James MacMillan has launched a brand new music festival for southern Scotland, with the aim of bringing together international artists and local schools and community groups. Violinist Nicola Benedetti has been enlisted as the event’s patron

Classic FM Online

Osmo Vänskä breaks down after final Minnesota Orchestra concert

In a moving farewell speech, the conductor addressed the audience at the end of his final concert with the conflicted orchestra

Die Zeit

Revolution der Künstler

Kartellabsprachen, Dumping-Gagen, Ausbeutung – und nur wer sich fügt, hat Erfolg? Die Sängerin Elisabeth Kulman führt eine Bewegung an, die im Musikbetrieb mehr Gerechtigkeit erkämpfen will

Digital Music News

(Written on October 9, 2013 )

Financial Times

Bernard Foccroulle interview: the modest maestro

Bernard Foccroulle, director of the Aix opera festival, on the need to regenerate opera through new forms

The New York Times

The Rich Are Different: They Can Sing

One thing that can be said for John Harbison, the composer of an operatic version of “The Great Gatsby” that was revived in concert at Tanglewood on Thursday, is that he was well ahead of the current “Gatsby” craze.

The Times

The Bristol Proms: ripping up the concert rule book and entering the 21st century

Meet the most powerful man in classical music: Max Hole. The chairman and chief executive of Universal Music Group International is a straight-talking man and when he speaks it stings like a trumpet blast in the ear.

The Guardian

Proms 2013: should classical music concerts be televised?

The BBC is about to begin its Proms coverage, but as TV is an inferior medium for transmitting sound, should classical music be confined to the radio?

The Telegraph

James Rhodes: Out of the concert hall and back into the asylum

The pianist James Rhodes on the personal reasons behind his decision to take his piano into a mental hospital

The Independent 

‘and the Crowd (wept)’: Jade Goody becomes latest celebrity to inspire opera

From the day she burst onto television screens as a Big Brother contestant in 2002, Jade Goody’s life resembled one long soap opera.

The Arts Desk

The Fine Art of Shooting Conductors

Chris Christodoulou celebrates his 33rd year at the Proms with a sumptuous gallery of favourite portraits

Die Zeit

Schnitzeljagd fürs Gehirn

Tatjana Gürbaca ist eine der aufregendsten Opernregisseurinnen ihrer Generation: Was macht sie anders?

e5918812-ea83-11e2-b2f4-00144feabdc0

 

Financial Times

(Written on July 15, 2013 )

This September, Faster Than Sound presents their latest project: a new opera composed by David Toop – ‘Star-shaped Biscuit’. Faster Than Sound is Aldeburgh Music’s experimental series, linking music and the digital arts, with five weeklong residencies each year: ‘One of the most exciting platforms to appear in the UK in recent years’. (FT.com) Their latest venture is presented in a derelict building at Snape Maltings, the world premiere of David Toop’s unique, electronic opera. The opera is named after a biscuit kept in a silver casket by French author Raymond Roussel as a momento of his meeting and lunch with astronomer and spiritist Flammarion, in 1923. Upon researching the project, David Toop discovered that the biscuit was bought by Picasso’s muse and lover, Dora Maar, at a Parisian flea market.Through this connection, the story of the opera reflect the life of Dora, and her deep depression after the ending of her relationship with Picasso, yet all the while set in a different era – on the precipice of an environmental apocalypse, with Dora as the only human survivor. As one of her few possessions, the biscuit becomes a fixation and fetish.

On a remote island, Dora waits for apocalypse, joined by two invisible spirits, Euphrosine and Seabrook, who encourage Dora to reconcile with her past. Her ultimate decision is whether to eat the magical star-shaped biscuit to transform into a ghost of history, or face her future in the apocalypse alone.

The opera features Elaine Mitchener, Jamie McDermott and Lore Lixenberg, with Simon Allen, Martin Allen, Hélène Breschand, Sylvia Hallett and Jan Hendrickse.

Of the work’s development, Toop said:“I initially considered Roussel’s Locus Solus for the basis of an opera, but while researching, was drawn to a footnote about Dora Maar and began to investigate her life in more depth. The Jerwood Opera writing programme at Aldeburgh inspired me to explore Maar as the subject for an opera. All of us involved in developing this work are really excited to be able to present it to an audience at Faster Than Sound. The setting of Snape’s landscape and one of the Maltings’ derelict buildings will conjure up the destroyed world that the characters inhabit and enhance the atmospheric performance.”

Star-Shaped Biscuit, Saturday September 15th, 7.30pm, Derelict Building 9, Snape Maltings. Tickets here

David Toop

David Toop


(Written on August 8, 2012 )

Leading up to their next major release, ACCENTUS Music has published a trailer available to view on YouTube. The production, Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing Bruckner’s 5th Symphony, is the latest in ACCENTUS’ catalogue of successful releases.

Previous ACCENTUS productions featuring Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra have received widespread critical acclaim. Andrew Clarke in the Financial Times praised the ACCENTUS DVD of Abbado conducting Mahler’s 9th Symphony, writing: “this DVD of last summer’s fabulously fluid performance is an important release.”

For more information on ACCENTUS Music please click here: http://www.accentus.com/

To view the trailer please click below:

(Written on April 2, 2012 )

To read this weekend’s Financial Times review of A Constant Obsession with Thomas Kemp and Chamber Domaine, click here.

The paper praised the recordings for highlighting Turnage at “his most lyrical and accessible”.

(Written on March 19, 2012 )