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In today’s news: Orchestral music reaches new audiences through video games, BBC National Orchestra of Wales celebrates 90 years, Washington Performing Arts CEO is Pushing DC’s classical music scene forward, performance of “Edward W. Said Days” took place in Pierre Boulez Hall, and the 10th anniversary of Musikautorinnenpreis ignites criticism towards GEMA.

The Telegraph

Royal Philharmonic to perform for Playstation:“This concert is a signpost for where orchestral music is expanding,”

In front of 5,000 concertgoers at the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Philharmonic will be performing the music to the video games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and others. The orchestral music is expected to attract hundreds of people who have never been to a classical concert before.

‘Pitting opera against pop music is unhelpful, unfair and flawed”

Pop critic defends opera and the Arts Council.

The Times

Through Opera, Debussy Reaches a New Audience

The centennial of the composer’s death this year provides an occasion to revisit the less-known corners of his oeuvre.

BBC News

BBC National Orchestra of Wales marks 90th anniversary

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has “evolved” in order to reach its 90th birthday, according to its director.

Isle of Wight County Press

Classical music stars, Blake and Mary-Jess to headline The Wight Proms on Isle of Wight

A classical chart-topping line up has been announced for the final evening of The Wight Proms, Last Wight of the Proms.

Washingtonian

How Washington Performing Arts CEO Jenny Bilfield Is Pushing DC’s Classical-Music Scene Forward

President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts is responsible for shaping Washington’s cultural life by including some of the most prominent shows at Kennedy Centre and Strathmore, as well as bringing lesser-known orchestra to the area for adventurous concerts.

The Oregonian

Imani Winds breaks the mold of the classical music ensemble in multiple ways

Portland’s Chamber Music Northwest replaced its longtime resident ensemble, the Emerson Quartet with Imani Winds, a younger, yet equally as talented ensemble to challenge the diversity problem in classical music.

Der Tagesspiegel

„Said Days“ im Boulez Saal – Konflikt und Kontrapunkt

Beethovens Streichquartett op.130, Bachs „Ricercar a 6“ und ein Vortrag von Raja Shehadeh. Die „Edward W. Said Days“ im Pierre Boulez Saal.

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Generalmusikdirektor verlangt Austritt der Intendantin zur Vertragsverlängerung – Oper Köln: Künstlerische Leitung entzweit

Medienberichten zufolge hat Generalmusikdirektor François-Xavier Roth für seine Vertragsverlängerung an der Kölner Oper den Abschied von Opernintendantin Birgit Meyer gefordert. Roth halte Meyer für fachlich nicht kompetent, die Intendantin hingegen fühle sich bevormundet.

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Jubiläum im Shitstorm – 10 Jahre Musikautorinnenpreis der GEMA

Über viele Jahre gehörten die GEMA und die GEZ zu Reizworten in der öffentlichen Diskussion. Immer gab es viele Leute, die etwas gegen die Institutionen hatten. Man war im Dauerfeuer der Kritik. Die GEZ gibt es mittlerweile nicht mehr. Und die GEMA, die gibt es selbstverständlich noch. Aber sie ist längst nicht mehr so stark im Fokus von Angriffen von innen wie außen.

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Lorne Balfe and orchestra perform a the Video Game Awards © Vince Bucci/PictureGroup

(Written on April 12, 2018 )

In today’s news: Sony Classical signs new guitarist, ISM announces sexual harassment and discrimination webinars and Nevill Holt Opera announces new orchestral partnerships. Also, Music industry urges new EU presidency to support safe harbour reform and over 600.000 people visited the Vienna State Opera in season 2016/2017.

Gramophone

Sony Classical signs new guitarist

Pablo Sáinz-Villegas’ first disc on the label will be a song album with Plácido Domingo.

Classical Music

Wigmore Hall reveals 2018/19 season

2018/19 will comprise nearly 500 concerts across a range of genres.

ISM announces sexual harassment and discrimination webinars

The Incorporated Society of Musicians will host two free webinars to help those working in music and the wider arts sector.

Nevill Holt Opera announces new orchestral partnerships

The company will be partnering with Royal Northern Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia.

Complete Music Update

Music industry urges new EU presidency to support safe harbour reform

Bulgaria has recently taken on the presidency of the European Union so will be leading the EU Council as the safe harbour reforming copyright directive goes through its final stages.

The New York Times

‘O Canada’ Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics

It’s just two lyrics. But it took decades to change them.

nmz

BVMI begrüßt Urteil wegen Urheberrechtsverletzung: Auftraggeber illegaler Tonträger zu mehreren Jahren Haft verurteilt

Die große Strafkammer des Landgerichts Stuttgart hat den 61-Jährigen Angeklagten in der vergangenen Woche wegen gewerbsmäßiger Urheberrechtsverletzungen zu einer Haftstrafe von 5 ½ Jahren verurteilt.

Klassik.com

Bratscher verklagt Royal Opera House wegen Gehörleiden

Bratschist Christopher Goldscheider klagt gegen das Royal Oper House Covent Garden in London. Der Musiker fordert von dem Theater Schmerzensgeld in Höhe von 750.000 Britischen Pfund.

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Wiener Staatsoper zählte 2016/17 über 600.000 Besucher

Brillante Zahlen hat die Wiener Staatsoper hat ihrem Geschäftsbericht der Saison 2016/2017 stehen.

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François-Xavier Roth nommé artiste associé à la Philharmonie de Paris

Le chef d’orchestre François-Xavier Roth vient d’être nommé « artiste associé » à la Philharmonie de Paris. Un statut inédit qui vient récompenser son engagement musical et son goût pour la transmission sous toutes ses formes.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1795 FP of Joseph ‘s Symphony No. 102 in B.

Image: Royal Opera House Covent Garden © Yair Haklai unter CC BY-SA 3.0

(Written on February 2, 2018 )

In today’s news: a Wagner production in the spotlight of RPS Awards, Johnny Depp’s likeness with an old Chinese legend and a Classical Music Award for a ‘raving’ orchestra. Nicolas Collon becomes first guest conductor of Cologne, and Nike Wagner won’t lead the Bayreuther Festspiele. Jonas Kaufmann sings Othello for the first time, and Jerry Goldsmith is being honoured with Hollywood Star.

The Guardian

Royal Philharmonic Society Awards: Wagner Production steals Show

Opera North wins for its acclaimed stagings of Wagner’s Ring Cycle on an encouraging night for companies based outside London

The Strad

Sphinx Organization awards over $180,000 in MPower Artist Grants

The Detroit-based body has awarded amounts ranging from $1,000 to over $38,000 to 15 alumni of Sphinx programmes.

The Violin Channel

PlayPart.co.uk Annual Subscription Winners announced!

And the winners are in! The following 10 lucky VC members will each be receiving a PartPlay.co.uk annual subscription

BBC News

The Orchestra that won a Top Classical Music Award – for raving

An orchestra that has tripled its audience by playing less Beethoven and Mozart and more New Order and 808 State has won a major classical music award.

Classical Music Magazine

Winners of RPS Music Awards 2017 revealed

The winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards 2017 were announced in a ceremony at London’s Brewery on 9 May.

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Nicholas Collon wird erster Gastdirigent in Köln

Ab der Saison 2017/18 ist der 1983 geborene Brite Nicholas Collon Erster Gastdirigent des von François-Xavier Roth geleiteten Gürzenich-Orchesters in Köln.

RBB24

Nike Wagner verzichtet auf Festspielleitung

In einem Interview mit der “Rheinischen Post” sagte sie, auch Träume kämen irgendwann an ein Ende. Außerdem empfinde sie es als “grottenlangweilig”, immer nur Wagner zu machen.

Klassik Heute

Jonas Kaufmann gibt sein Rollendebüt als “Otello”

Der internationale Opern-Superstar Jonas Kaufmann übernimmt die Hauptrolle in der brandneuen Otello-Produktion der Royal Opera.

NPR

Jerry Goldsmith, ‘The Composer’s Composer,’ honored with Hollywood Star

Composer Jerry Goldsmith, shown in 2000, wrote the scores for more than 200 films over a 50-year career.

South China Morning Post

What Johnny Depp, Chow Yun-fat and a Hong Kong pirate legend have in common

Cheung Po Tsai, who inspired Chow Yun-fat’s character in Pirates of the Caribbean 3, was captured by a pirate couple, was lover to both, and took over their fleet before joining the imperial navy, as a Hong Kong exhibition recalls.

The Washington Post

A pathbreaking conductor at U-Md. charts a new course

James Ross is taking over as music director of the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès in Spain.

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Premiere Crumb’s Metamorphosis I by won a sustained standing ovation last night! Review

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Nike Wagner © imago/Rüdiger Wölk

(Written on May 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, classical pianist Parker is breathing new life into the traditional music scene, pianist Till Hoffmann wins TONALi competition, and Chloë Hanslip talks about musical journeys. Also, first night of the BBC Proms opened with a tribute to the people of Nice, and George Enescu International Competition 2016 announces violin and cello candidates.

Daily Mail

Classical pianist Parker is breathing new life into the traditional music scene.

The 29-year-old reformed wild child is on a mission to revolutionise classical music with her haunting piano performances and glamorous looks. The name Parker is a play on her surname, which she feels has ‘bad karma’ and refuses to divulge. Friends call her Anastasia.

BBC News

BBC Proms: First Night opens with tribute to Nice victims

The first night of the BBC Proms has opened with a tribute to the people of Nice, in the wake of the Bastille Day attack that left at least 84 dead.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Chloë Hanslip

The young British violinist talks about Shostakovich, being a Formula One driver in another life, and taking her shoes off for a watery recital.

The Times

Opera: The Creation at Garsington at Wormsley, Buckinghamshire

Three excellent singers and a conductor are overshadowed by some perverse choreography in this staging of Haydn’s oratorio.

The Strad

George Enescu International Competition 2016 announces violin and cello candidates

The 2016 George Enescu Competition has announced the 174 young artists who will compete in its violin, cello and piano sections from 3 to 25 September in Bucharest, Romania.

Musik heute

Pianist Till Hoffmann gewinnt TONALi Musikwettbewerb

Der Pianist Till Hoffmann hat den diesjährigen TONALi-Instrumentalwettbewerb gewonnen. Der 20-Jährige erhielt ein Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

Klassik heute

François-Xavier Roth: „Rundfunkorchester sind unglaubliche Maschinen für die Musik, für die Zukunft“

Am Wochenende gibt das SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg seine letzten beiden Konzerte überhaupt.

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Münchner Philharmoniker starten eigenes Label MPHIL

Am 30. September 2016 veröffentlichen die Münchner Philharmoniker und ihr Chefdirigent Valery Gergiev die ersten beiden Live-Konzertaufzeichnugen des orchestereigenen Labels MPHIL.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 ‘If music be the food of love… ‘s fav Shakespearean music this week on …play on!’

Top Classical News @topcmnews AUDITION | Scottish Opera, United Kingdom – ‘Principal Cello’ Position

klassik.com @klassikcom Patrick Grahl gewinnt Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Wettbewerb im Fach

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‘Music is a living, breathing thing, which can take you on so many journeys’ Violinist Chloë Hanslip. Photograph: Benjamin Ealovega 2009

(Written on July 18, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical:NEXT 2016 day three, New York Geffen Hall plans continue in fits and starts, and profile of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Also, EUYO criticizes EU Commissioner Navracsics, and there are no first prize winners at the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT 2016: day three

You have ten minutes to set up a working party and map out a festival programme on a chosen theme for a set venue. That was the assignment given to members of the audience at the final Classical:NEXT conference, titled Create-It-Yourself curation.

The Guardian

Facing the music: François-Xavier Roth

From Boulez to Baker, plus Mahler, Benjamin and… Sting: The conductor on the music that shapes his life on and off the concert platform.

The Arts Desk

Period Portraits: Snapping the OAE

The OAE doesn’t just sound unique. It looks it too. To mark the orchestra’s 30th anniversary, photographer Eric Richmond introduces his portraits.

CNN

‘Classical’ music is dying…and that’s the best thing for classical music

Charlie Albright says new approaches to classical music are the route to its revival.

Classic FM

We still need positive action in classical music, says LA Phil boss

President and Chief Executive Officer (David C. Bohnett Presidential Chair) of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deborah Borda, reveals the need for conscious effort and action around diversity at the top of orchestral music.

The New York Times

Philharmonic’s Geffen Hall Plans Continue in Fits and Starts

The renovation of the New York Philharmonic’s Lincoln Center home, David Geffen Hall, is the classical music equivalent of the Second Avenue subway.

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EUYO Criticizes EU Commissioner’s „Misleading“ Statement

Commissioner Navracsics’s statement yesterday that the Commission is seeking a solution to EUYO funding is welcomed, says the Orchestra in a press release, „but in response to questions from the Council of Ministers, his replies were also inaccurate and misleading.“

JDCMB

Our heroine’s birthday

Yesterday was the birthday of the great violinist Jelly d’Arányi, who was born in Budapest on 30 May 1893. She is of course the heroine of Ghost Variations

klassik.com

Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen endet ohne Gewinner

Bei der diesjährigen Ausgabe des Internationalen Instrumentalwettbewerbs Markneukirchen ist die Finalrunde ohne erste Plätze zu Ende gegangen.

Musik heute

Tenor Peter Schreier erhält Sächsischen Verdienstorden

Der Tenor und Dirigent Peter Schreier erhält den Sächsischen Verdienstorden. Die Auszeichnung werde dem 80-Jährigen am Mittwoch von Ministerpräsident Stanislaw Tillich überreicht, teilte die Staatskanzlei am Montag mit.

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Jubiläumsausgabe der Musik-Kurswochen Arosa

Zum 30-Jahr-Jubiläum der Musik-Kurswochen Arosa haben sich per Ende Mai laut den Veranstaltern 1220 Teilnehmende angemeldet. Die Veranstalter erwarten ein Rekordjahr.

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Musical Futures @musicalfutures Famous classical music #composers linked to YouTube Videos – ThingLink http://bit.ly/1Z9WQXw

Katherine Jenkins @KathJenkins Favourite: “The transformative power of classical music” @BenjaminZander http://bit.ly/1sRoKpx

Steinway: Listen @ListenMusicMag: “Ten Great Music Moments in America:” #10: The Forming of @kronosquartet

Bel canto arias in the shower... Conductor Francois-Xavier Roth Photograph: Francois SECHET 2011

Bel canto arias in the shower… Conductor Francois-Xavier Roth Photograph: Francois SECHET 2011

(Written on May 31, 2016 )

Classic FM

Arts & Business Awards winners announced

The best partnerships between businesses and the arts were honoured last night at a ceremony at the BFI Southbank, London at the 35th Arts & Business Awards, in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover.

Guardian

La Scala: Why has incoming director general Alexander Pereira been fired?

Pereira’s predecessor brought four Salzburg productions to Milan, so why did La Scala drop Pereira for doing the same thing?

It’s not sexist when opera critics find fault with Glyndebourne’s fat ladies

 Our job is misunderstood: we’re upholding the unique beauty of this art form, and it’s our duty to hold any production to account, says Guy Damman.

Birmingham Post

Next conductor of CBSO has a big rebuilding job

Is the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra suffering from low morale? Christopher Morley reflects on changing times as it bids farewell to one of its most successful principal conductors.

CBC News

Stolen violins recovered in Montreal 16 years later

Quebec provincial police have recovered two missing and potentially valuable violins in Montreal. The violins were stolen from the trunk of a car on Ste-Catherine Street 16 years ago.

Die Welt

Mit olle Hans Sachs beim Billig-Döner

Tobias Kratzer ist eines der größten Regie-Talente. Er sucht nach der RAF im “Tannhäuser”, modernisiert die Butzenscheiben der “Meistersinger”. Das ist witzig und dennoch voller Tief- und Doppelsinn.

Concerti

3 Fragen an… Andreas Schulz

Leipzigs Gewandhausdirektor Andreas Schulz im Kurzinterview

Klassik.com 

Dirigent Franz-Paul Decker ist tot

Deutsch-kanadischer Musiker wurde 90 Jahre alt

Kölnische Rundschau

François-Xavier Roth wird Kölns neuer Generalmusikdirektor: „Ich bin kein Routine-Dirigent“

Am Mittwoch ist der Vertrag von Kölns neuem Generalmusikdirektor François-Xavier Roth im Kölner Rathaus unterzeichnet worden. Im Gespräch hat Roth über seine Pläne mit der Musik in der Domstadt erzählt.

The New York Times 

Too Much Looking, Not Enough Listening?

New York Times Critics Respond to Glyndebourne ‘Fat’ Reviews

Classicalite

Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 MusicNOW Series Features Music by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and Anna Clyne Premiere

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW concert series, curated by Composers-in-Residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, is at the epicenter of Chicagos’ burgeoning contemporary music scene.

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Naxos Records@naxosrecords 20 Most Unusual Deaths of Composers in Music History. http://fb.me/2i3VgQYjD

Philharmonic Society@RoyalPhilSoc Here’s the story of Dr Sarmast brought back music to Afghanistan by founding the 1st national music school (ANIM) http://royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/index.php/awards/honorary/recent/sarmast

Nicola Benedetti ‏@NickyBenedetti Michael Gove – do you hear us? 74% of British adults think that the loss of music education opportunities will negatively impact the UK

Music Education UK @MusicEdUK National Theatre under fire for hiring actors to mime War Horse musicians’ roles : The Stage http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/05/national-theatre-fire-hiring-actors-mime-war-horse-musicians-roles/ … via @twitterapi

Hello Stage@HelloStage_ Music on the move with @ChambOrchEurope, visiting three countries in three days.

PRS Foundation @PRSFoundation You can read all the @SinfiniMusic interviews with @NMBiennial composers here: http://ow.ly/wPXSi #NewMusicBiennial

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(Written on May 23, 2014 )

The Independent

Who was Diana Kurzman? Donor leaves £1m for classical music

Posthumous gift to Arts Council England comes 10 years after mysterious piano-lover’s death

Classic FM

Royal Opera House and Guildhall School to collaborate

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Royal Opera House have announced a range of postgraduate opportunities for young opera composers.

E-Releases (via musicalchairs.info)

Charleston Symphony’s Harpist to Swim New Zealand’s Cook Strait

49-year-old musician, City Council member, and world class marathon swimmer will brave tough currents to complete the fifth trek of her “Ocean’s 7″ swims

Classical Source

The Royal Opera: Casting Announcement For Don Carlo

German soprano Anja Harteros has withdrawn from singing the role of Elizabeth of Valois in Don Carlos for the final four performances in May

Classical Source

London Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Composing Talent With LSO Futures Curated By François-Xavier Roth [9-13 April 2013]

LSO Futures celebrates composers at the cutting edge of music today through a week of events at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s, including two concerts curated by François-Xavier Roth

Classical Source

Marie-Claire Alain Dies Aged 86

The French organist Marie-Claire Alain has died at the age of 86

 

The Independent 

(Written on February 27, 2013 )