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In today’s classical news: Herbert Blomstedt and the Leipzig Gewandhaus to perform at the Barbican, Sharon Roffman becomes the new Royal Scottish National Orchestra leader. Also footballers who love classical music, Weinstein and the German cultural sector and the shrinking of music publishing jobs.

The Telegraph

Herbert Blomstedt and the Leipzig Gewandhaus make marvellous work of Beethoven and Bruckner at the Barbican

Londoners may be spoiled when it comes to orchestras, with four symphony-sized bands and numerous specialist ensembles right on their doorstep.

Classic FM

Footballers who love classical music

Think football and classical music can’t mix? As the 2017/18 football season is now well underway, we couldn’t resist taking a look at a few sporting stars who are just as crazy about classical music as we are.

The Strad

Sharon Roffman appointed Royal Scottish National Orchestra leader

US violinist will share role at RSNO with current incumbent Maya Iwabuchi.

Music Business Worldwide

Music publishing jobs have shrunk 10% in three years in UK – as label jobs have grown 7%

The number of people in full-time employment working in the UK music publishing sector fell by 10.3% between 2013 and 2016.

Spotify on course to hit 500m users and a $100bn valuation, says GP Bullhound

If you thought the now-infamous Goldman Sachs report on music streaming was optimistic, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

The New York Times

Forced Out By Flooding, Houston’s Opera Gets On With the Show

The big sets had to be jettisoned. The shadow-play in the production was overhauled. The conductor was forced to lead with her back to the singers. But the show went on.

Broadway World

New York Youth Symphony to Honor Alan Fletcher and Dani Bedoni

The NYYS’s 55th Annual Benefit Gala will honor Alan Fletcher and Dani Bedoni, two outstanding individuals who have continually given their talents and support to arts organizations around the world.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Viel Publikumszuspruch

Mehr als 2000 Besucher kamen zur dritten Gilchinger Kunst- und Kulturwoche. Das Publikum erlebte an zehn Tagen an 15 Spielorten mit gut 40 Veranstaltungen ein vielfältiges Programm.

Der Tagesspiegel

Weinstein und der deutsche Kulturbetrieb

Was ist wichtiger? Die Aufklärung über Machtstrukturen und ihren Missbrauch oder die Bekenntnisse prominenter Opfer von sexueller Gewalt? Eine Umfrage zum Weinstein-Skandal.

Pizzicato

Dresdner Philharmonie bittet Stadt, Janowski als Chef zu bestellen

Die Dresdner Philharmonie hat die Stadt Dresden als Träger des Orchesters gebeten, mit ihrem ehemaligen Chefdirigenten Marek Janowski (78) Verhandlungen aufzunehmen, um ihn erneut als Chef zu bestellen.

Musik Heute

Dresdner Philharmonie will Janowski als Chefdirigent

Marek Janowski soll ab der Saison 2019/20 neuer Chefdirigent der Dresdner Philharmonie werden.

Il Messagero

Musica jazz, Jason Moran celebra il centenario di Thelonious Monk

Umbria Jazz Winter (a Orvieto dal 28 dicembre al 1 gennaio) porta in Italia lo spettacolo più ambizioso tra quelli che nel 2017 hanno celebrato il centenario della nascita di Thelonious Monk.

France musique

A New York, plus les danseuses sont habillées moins elles sont rémunérées

Dans la production des Contes d’Hoffman d’Offenbach qui se joue depuis le 26 septembre 2017 au Metropolitan Opera de New York, plusieurs figurantes interprètent des courtisanes vénitiennes, avec une importante baisse de salaires les soirs où elles sont un peu plus vêtues sur scène.

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(Written on October 24, 2017 )

In today’s news: Barbara Hannigan speaks to Ben Lawrence, Nick Hornby’s “Fever Pitch” has become an opera, and Brexit might threaten UK’s music industry. 2.200 visitors at choir conference “chor.com”, Johannes Krahl wins organ competition in Freiberg, and Bamberg Symphony to open its new season.

Evening Standard

Classical concert raises £30,000 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster

75 former residents of the tower block in Kensington were among the 850-strong audience at Cadogan hall for the three-hour performance.

Daily Mail

Scientist turns the sound of irregular heartbeats into classical music

It is hoped that the experimental project may help doctors better diagnose the condition of heart arrhythmia.

The Telegraph

Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan serves the music, not the audience

Ben Lawrence speaks to the 46-year old opera veteran about her ability to draw an audience into the fragile emotional state of the characters she plays on stage.

Independent

Nick Hornby’s ‘Fever Pitch’ has become an opera

Stage version of the football autobiography features 16 original songs, using popular football chants as hooks and riffs.

Huffington Post

Brexit is a huge potential threat to the UK’s booming music industry

British music exports are higher than ever at £365million in 2016, but uncertainty over Brexit threatens its future.

Pizzicato

Ben Glassberg Wins Besançon Conducting Competition

The 55th international competition for young conductors in Besançon ended yesterday evening with the victory of the British conductor Ben Glassberg, 23.

Limelight

Bel Canto and Elizabeth Connell Prize winners announced

The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation awards prizes to mezzo Bronwyn Douglass and soprano Katie Lowe.

NMZ

chor.com: 2.200 Kongressteilnehmer leiten Trendwende in der Musikszene ein

Über 200 Veranstaltungen bot der Branchentreff chor.com in Dortmund, der an diesem Sonntag zu Ende ging.

Klassik.com

Johannes Krahl gewinnt Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb in Freiberg

Der 18-jährige Organist Johannes Krahl hat beim Gottfried-Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb, der in diesem Jahr zum 13. Mal ausgetragen wurde, den ersten Platz belegt.

Klassik Heute

Saisoneröffnung mit Chefdirigent Jakub Hrůša in Bamberg

Chefdirigent Jakub Hrůša sagt über den Komponisten Josef Suk es sei einer, auf den wir aufmerksam machen wollen.

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(Written on September 18, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Harpist Oliver Wass wins the 2016 Guildhall gold medal, Andris Nelsons receives the 13th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award & opera star Andrea Bocelli serenades football fans before kick off in the Leicester City vs Everton game.

Classical Music Magazine

Harpist Oliver Wass wins the 2016 Guildhall gold medal

Harpist Oliver Wass has won the 2016 Guildhall School of Music & Drama gold medal. He performed Ginastera’s concerto for harp, accompanied by the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Adrian Leaper.

Nelsons receives Glashütte Original Music Festival Award

Andris Nelsons has been presented with the 13th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award. The award was presented by the managing director of Glashütte Original Yann Gamard and the intendant of the Dresden Music Festival Jan Vogler following a concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on 6 May at Dresden’s Frauenkirche.

International Arts Manager

Bocelli serenades Leicester City fans

Opera star Andrea Bocelli serenaded football fans on Saturday with a spine-tingling rendition of Nussun Dorma before kick off in the Leicester City vs Everton game. The song became famous in football circles after the BBC used Pavarotti’s rendition as the theme tune for its Italia ’90 World Cup coverage.

The Telegraph

Gerald Finley: ‘I dream of finishing my career as von Trapp’

Thirty years ago, a shy young rookie with a soft Canadian accent and gentle smile, straight out of the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music, made his professional debut in the back row of the Glyndebourne chorus.

Music Week

Irving Azoff claims YouTube is “the root of the problem”

Azoff has issued an open letter on re/code to “Dear YouTube” in response a recent blog post on the services’ “creator blog” titled ’Setting The Record Straight’. In the post, Christophe Muller, Head of YouTube International Music Partnerships, contended that “YouTube takes copyright management extremely seriously and we work to ensure rights holders make money no matter who uploads their music.

Classic FM

Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian with a whole orchestra because he can

Kanye West is not known for his subtlety – so it makes sense that his gift to KK for mother’s day is not a bunch of flowers but a whole string orchestra.

coloradoan

Opera Fort Collins hires new executive director

Elizabeth Telling has been announced as Opera Fort Collins’ new executive director

klassik.com

Andris Nelsons mit Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2016 ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Andris Nelsons hat den Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2016 erhalten. Der Lette erhält die mit 25.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung für sein Engagement in Bezug auf die Vermittlung klassischer Musik sowie die Nachwuchsförderung.

nmz

Sachsen-Anhalt: Staatskanzlei künftig für Kultur zuständig

In Sachsen-Anhalt soll die Kulturpolitik künftig komplett von der Staatskanzlei verantwortet werden.

welt.de

Run auf Freikarten für die Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung

Am Morgen wurde eine Seite zur Verlosung von Freikarten für die Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnungskonzerte freigeschaltet. Wenig später brach sie zusammen. Doch noch haben alle eine Chance auf Tickets.

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The Strad @TheStradMag The 9th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart has named five semi finalists

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Live Music Now @LiveMusicNowUK Fascinating uplifting meeting of A Choir in Every Care Home today. Thanks all who took part.

Dresdner Musikfestspiele . Konzert von Jan Vogler und dem Boston Symphony Orchstra am 07.05.2016 in der Dresdner Frauenkirche . Mit anschliessender Verleihung des Glashuette Original Festpielpreises an Dirigent Andris Nelsons . Foto: Oliver Killig

Photograph: Oliver Killig

(Written on May 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Radio 3 is proposing a substantial reduction of the relay fee paid to musicians performing in concerts broadcast by, but not promoted by, the BBC, and a new approach to music education has launched in five rural areas of England. Also, the Association of British Orchestras has announced the details for its annual conference

Guardian

Bing & Ruth on contemporary classical: ‘Initially, it was like – what do we do with this stuff?’

David Moore may have had success as part of Langhorne Slim & the Law, but it’s with his classical ensemble that he’s found an surprising a new audience

The Times

Could our opera virgin learn to love classical music in a month?

As a lifelong fan of pop and R’n’B I had been set a challenge to see if I could “get into” classical music

Classical Music Magazine 

ABO announces details of annual conference

The Association of British Orchestras has announced the details for its annual conference, which will take place in Birmingham from 20-22 January 2016

International Arts Manager

Online music lessons launched for rural England

A new approach to music education has launched in five rural areas of England

Classical Music Magazine

Delphian to release carnyx recording

The latest release from the European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP) is a recording of a carnyx

Classic FM

Downton Abbey music: listen to unreleased tracks from the original score

Previously unreleased music from the Downton Abbey score is now available on a new double CD – and you can hear it first on Classic FM

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 undergoing discussions to reduce relay fee

In a further sign of the ongoing financial belt-tightening at Broadcasting House, Radio 3 is proposing a substantial reduction of the relay fee paid to musicians performing in concerts broadcast by, but not promoted by, the BBC

FAZ

Komponier mir das Lied vom Tod

Er möchte mit „Maestro“ angesprochen werden: Ein Gespräch mit dem großen Filmkomponisten Ennio Morricone, der dem Western seinen Klang gegeben und auch die Musik für den neuen Film von Quentin Tarantino geschrieben hat

Pizzicato 

Heute beginnt der Beethoven-Wettbewerb in Bonn

22 Pianisten aus 11 Ländern treten ab dem heutigen 4. Dezember beim Internationalen Beethoven-Wettbewerb Bonn 2015 an, der damit zugleich sein 10 jähriges Jubiläum feiert

NMZ

Europa weltweit zweitgrößter Markt für Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft

Europa ist nach einem Unesco-Bericht nach der Region Asien-Pazifik der zweitgrößte Wirtschaftsmarkt für Kultur- und Kreativleistungen

El Pais 

Georges Aperghis: “Escribir música es buscar la libertad cada día”

El compositor greco-francés, que hoy estrena una velada dedicada a su música en la Sociedad Filarmónica de París, habla de sus más recientes obras

Le Figaro

Facebook aide les gendarmes du Tarn à retrouver un voleur de guitares

Un collectionneur d’instruments à cordes, qui habite le village de Rabastens (Midi-Pyrénées) a été la victime d’un cambriolage le 11 novembre dernier. Les enquêteurs ont décidé d’utiliser le puissant réseau social pour lancer un appel à témoins

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OpenTechA Nashville technology startup thinks it can help classical music flourish in the digital age. ..

News in SummaryWhat Football Can Teach Classical

Sinfini Music: Love is in the air when Mimi comes to borrow a light from Rodoflo in : La bohème

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David Moore of Bing & Ruth: ‘There was really no playbook.’ Photograph: Jody Rogac/The Guardian

(Written on December 4, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Classical music and football – the first XI

Anthony Bateman selects his first XI of soccer-inspired pieces.

Classicfm.com

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos dies aged 80

The Spanish conductor died yesterday at his home in Pamplona, after a long battle with cancer. Born on 15 September 1933, Frühbeck de Burgos first took up conducting while on military service in the army, progressing to the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. He went on to work with orchestras across the world, including the Rundfunkorchester Berlin, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Bilbao Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony.

The Wall Street Journal

Amazon Launches Music-Streaming Service

Prime music will be free for prime subscribers, without advertising.

Classical Music magazine

Radio 3 will lose staff under radio cuts, ‘almost certainly’ through compulsory redundancy

Sixty-five posts in BBC Radio are to be axed, as part of the cost cutting measures promised three years ago by former director general Mark Thompson in the Delivering Quality First licence fee settlement.

Classical-music.com

Lorin Maazel leaves Munich early

American conductor Lorin Maazel is to leave the post of music director at the Munich Philharmonic a year early due to ill health.

Die Zeit

Künstler oder Komponiermaschine?

Er war ein genialer Dirigent, zeitweilig Präsident der Reichsmusikkammer und Inszenator des eigenen Ruhms, der auch Schatten warf. Zwei Bücher versuchen eine Deutung.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Was für ein begabter Kegelbruder!

Der vor 150 Jahren geborene Richard Strauss war der erfolgreichste Komponist seiner Zeit. Man hat sich angewöhnt, seine himmlische Musik von seinem spießigen irdischen Lebenslauf sauber zu trennen. Warum?                                          

Die Welt

Star-Dirigent Lorin Maazel tritt zurück

Der weltberühmte Dirigent Lorin Maazel gibt nach nur zwei Jahren seinen Posten als Chef der Münchner Philharmoniker auf. Grund: Gesundheitliche Probleme. Nun muss die Orchesterleitung improvisieren.

Der Tagesspiegel

Doku-Satire ‘Noseland’: Im Schnellkurs Dirigent

Klassisches Konzertleben, mal ganz anders: Aleksey Igudesmans erfrischend dissonante Dokumentation „Noseland“ mit dem Geiger Julius Rachlin. 

Klassik.com

Fußball-Fans Plácido Domingo und Lang Lang musizieren gemeinsam vor WM-Finale

Insgesamt sechster Auftritt des Tenors im Rahmen einer Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft

Concerti

Die Musik im Fokus

Die Konzertwelt braucht neue Formate und Rituale? Markus Fein, Intendant der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, im Gespräch.

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Ghanian football fans at the 2006 World Cup

Photo: The Guardian

(Written on June 13, 2014 )

The Times

Why opera is taking lessons from Hollywood

Live cinema screenings are saving the New York Met, but does the big screen mean that good looks matter more than the singing? Neil Fisher talks to Peter Gelb, the general manager of the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Belfast Telegraph

Ulster Orchestra chief Dr Rosa Solinas quits post

The chief executive of the Ulster Orchestra has departed after just over a year in the job. Dr Rosa Solinas, former head of music at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland did not make a public announcement about her departure.

Guardian

What’s next for Spotify? Perhaps going ‘beyond the Play button’

Recently-acquired The Echo Nest presents its vision for digital music services that really understand you

Classic FM

Liverpool football magazine prints review of RLPO concert

A writer for Liverpool-based football magazine The Anfield Wrap has passionately reviewed a concert of Elgar, Mahler and Strauss by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Independent

The composer and his muse: Richard Strauss’ tempestuous relationship with his wife Pauline de Ahna

Richard Strauss was inspired by his wife. Now, for the 150th anniversary of his birth, a new staging of his most magical opera is to open in London.

Die Welt

In Wien werden jetzt die Anwälte reich

Am Ende glaubte keiner mehr den Beteuerungen des Burg-Intendanten Matthias Hartmann, er wäre unschuldig am Millionendefizit. Die Probleme der Politik fangen aber mit seiner Entlassung erst an.

The Times

The Times

(Written on March 12, 2014 )

The Washington Post

Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl

CNN

i(ce)-Tunes: Sweden’s incredible ice orchestra

They’re among the rarest instruments in the world, but they’ll be discarded come spring. They’re so fragile even the players’ breath risks nudging them out of tune.

The Guardian

English National Opera’s Edward Gardner to leave

Highly regarded conductor to take up new role at Bergen Philharmonic from 2015, and be replaced by Mark Wigglesworth

BBC News

Iran: Rule banning musical instruments on TV is broken

Iran’s Channel One television has caused a sensation by showing musical instruments on screen for the first time in 30 years, it’s reported.

West End stars downplay theatre safety issue

Theatre audiences are “a hardy lot” who will not be put off by recent incidents at London venues where patrons have been injured, according to the stars of a newly opened West End show.

Marie Claire

The Women Who Are Ruling The Music Industry, Right Now

The ladies who’ve bagged the best jobs backstage, from inside music magazines and record labels, to studio techs and bloggers

Daily Herald

Teen entrepeneur takes on music industry

Breje Whitt was only 15 years old when he began performing onstage with a nationally renowned Christian rock band. Two years later, the Elgin teen is running his own DJ, sound and lighting company.

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(Written on January 23, 2014 )

The Guardian

The footballer who became a baritone and performed with Pavarotti

Jeff Taylor the footballing baritone’s story starts on the school football pitches of Huddersfield

London Jazz News

EFG London Jazz Festival Preview: Sebastian Scotney On Jazz Line-Up Tomorrow Saturday 9th at 6:00pm

Make sure you tune into BBC Radio 3 this Saturday the 9th, when Sebastian will be a guest on Claire Martin’s Jazz Line-Up with a round-up preview of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2013

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

MSO chorus director arrested in undercover park-sex sting

Lee E. Erickson, Chorus Director of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra accused of exposing himself in Grant Park bathroom

Classic FM Online

Free cocktails for concert-goers in London

Concert-goers in London will be given a free cocktail to enjoy after classical music concerts, thanks to a new scheme called Pick & Mix

John Suchet wins International Radio Personality of the Year

Classic FM’s John Suchet has been named International Radio Personality of the Year at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards

Lorde’s ‘Royals’ gets classical version with two double basses

‘Royals’ by Lorde has been given a classical reworking by two double bass players, the week after it topped the UK singles charts

Culture Map Houston

Houston radio station fires its main on-air talent: A classical music bloodbath?

The Front Row, a radio series that regularly featured local artists and nonprofit arts organizations, is history as main classical music personalities are laid off

Berliner Zeitung

Nach dem Fragen kommt das Jubeln

Gibt es überhaupt noch etwas Neues zu erleben beim Hören klassischer Musik? Und ist es anders bei sogenannter Neuer Musik? Beim „NoonSong“ samstags um 12 in der Kirche am Hohenzollernplatz darf jedenfalls das Vaterunser mitgesungen werden

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on November 8, 2013 )