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In today’s news Help Musicians UK and Women in Music have announced a partnership, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition connects local students with world-class musicians. Tête à Tête have announced the programme for their 2017 summer festival, and Classic FM shares a video of a bear playing the piano!

The Strad

Violinist Benjamin Bowman named Metropolitan Opera Orchestra concertmaster

The American-Canadian violinist will share his role with current Met Orchestra concertmaster David Chan for an initial one-year term

Opera Now

Tête à Tête announces 2017 summer opera festival

Tête à Tête’s summer opera festival will include child-friendly operas, reality television in opera-form, and an albatross task force

Classical Music Magazine

Help Musicians UK and Women in Music announce partnership

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) and Women in Music (WIM) have announced a partnership as the latter organisation launches its first European chapters

Third Sector

Royal Opera House pension deficit more than doubled last year

According to its newest accounts, for the year to 28 August 2016, the pension liability went up from £16.9m to £35.7m

Classic FM

An actual BEAR broke into someone’s house and played piano

A bear broke into a house in Colorado and gave us his best Bearthoven impression

Texas Public Radio

This Van Cliburn Program Connects Students With Renowned Pianists And Classical Music

Organizers of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition bring world-class pianists to Fort Worth not only to compete on stage but also to introduce classical music to local students through the Adopt-A-Competitor program

Der Tagesspiegel

Isang Yuns 100. Geburtstag: Mit Tönen pinseln

Der koreanische Komponist Isang Yun hat Berlins Musikszene geprägt. Begegnung mit seinem Schüler Toshio Hosokawa, vor dem 100. Geburtstag

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Maschinenherz schlägt wieder

Konzertsaal, Theater, Museum, Jazzclub und Speisen mit Aussicht: Das von Jörg Friedrich entworfene Dresdner Kulturquartier „Kraftwerk Mitte“ gibt der Stadt ein neues Zentrum

pizzicato.lu

Wiener Philharmoniker als Kreuzfahrt-Orchester

Wenn am 7. September die MS Artania in Bremerhaven die Leinen loslegt, sind große Namen mit an Bord: Franz Welser-Möst, Piotr Beczala, Wang Juanjuan und die Wiener Philharmoniker

El mundo

Ara Malikian: “La música clásica está estancada en un mundo cerrado”

El violinista recorre toda España y medio mundo con ‘La increíble gira del violín’, en la que cuenta la historia ‘personal’ de su instrumento

Twitter

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(Written on June 8, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Europe’s largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ is revived, music teachers’ zero-hours contracts may prevent children from learning an instrument and why symphony orchestras are expected to survive indefinitely.

The Telegraph

Europe’s largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ brought back to life, in pictures

The Grand Hall at vintage venue Troxy in London’s East End is soon to be filled with the sounds of a magnificent full orchestra upon the recent completion of the restoration project to save Europe’s largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

When is the Edinburgh Festival 2015?

The world’s biggest arts festival runs from August 7 to 31 this year.

The Guardian

Brassed off: the music teachers on zero-hours contracts

Redundancies and cuts in funding may leave some children with no opportunity to learn a musical instrument

Classical Music Magazine

Nominations open for Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.

The Spectator

Why are symphony orchestras expected to survive indefinitely?

We forget that the great symphony orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic were once radical project ensembles — until they became part of the establishment.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Bardentreffen in Nürnberg: Weltmusik im Bratwurstidyll

Was ist das eigentlich, ein „Bardentreffen“? Aus einem Wettstreit für Liedermacher ist in Nürnberg ein weltläufiges Festival geworden. An diesem Donnerstag wird das 40. Jubiläum gefeiert.

Opernetz

Wahnfried oder Ärgersheim

Mit zweijähriger Verzögerung, einer stattlichen Kostensteigerung und etlichen juristischen Turbulenzen konnten die auf dem Gelände der Villa Wahnfried angesiedelten Gebäude frisch renoviert und, um einen gläsernen Museumsneubau erweitert, der Öffentlichkeit übergeben werden. Die Probleme sind allerdings noch längst nicht gelöst.

BR Klassik

Theodorakis zum 90. Geburtstag Streitbarer Künstler und Politiker

Komponist, Schriftsteller und Politiker – der griechische Künstler Mikis Theodorakis gilt als Volksheld. Mit seinen Melodien ist Theodorakis schon zu Lebzeiten unsterblich geworden. BR-KLASSIK gratuliert dem Musiker zum 90. Geburtstag.

El Mundo

Casi vivir de la música

La música vive un mal momento, es redundante repetirlo. Los profesionales de esta disciplina, al no ver cubiertas sus expectativas y aspiraciones en España, deciden partir rumbo a Europa. Orquestas profesionales y formaciones amateur y grandes conservatorios esperan para acogerles. Pero, ¿y ellos? ¿Se sienten valorados tras tomar la decisión de emigrar?

Classicalite

Vic Firth, Legendary Drumstick Creator and Percussionist, Dies at 85

Even if you aren’t a percussionist, the name Vic Firth — the world’s most prolific drumstick maker — is still in your vocabulary. For the man who started it all, Mr. Everett Joseph “Vic” Firth has died at 85 years old.

Tweets

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: Devils and debauchery may just feature in this month’s Opera Strip… Can you guess the opera?

Londonist @Londonist: Things to do in London today: enjoy seafood with your jazz & London Open Live @_TheWhitechapel

BBC Radio 1 @BBCR1: This is stunning! Insomnia at the proms.

Organ

Europe’s largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ
Photo: Julian Simmonds/The Telegraph

(Written on July 30, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Covent Garden star Pamela Binns bows out tonight, The Times reveals that sporty and musical girls are less concerned by looks and Robert Lakatos wins 2015 Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition.

The Telegraph

Dogs and Domingo: life in La bohème

Tonight one of Covent Garden’s best-loved productions bows out after 41 years. Pamela Binns, 84, has been in it from the start.

The Times

Musical and sporty girls fret less about their looks

Girls who play sport or a musical instrument are less likely to become anxious and depressed about their appearance, researchers suggest.

The Strad

Armida Quartet to pay tribute to Artemis Quartet violist Friedemann Weigle

The Armida will give a special performance in honour of their late mentor at the Rheingau Musik Festival

Robert Lakatos wins 2015 Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition

The Serbian violinist receives a cash award of €20,000 and concert opportunities

Classic FM

The trailer for Jonas Kaufmann’s new Puccini album just dropped and we can’t contain ourselves

Opera’s tenor-hunk is back and he has brought the amazing top notes of Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ with him.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ein Muslim in Oberammergau: “Ich trage meine Religion nicht vor mir her”

Viel Wirbel im Traditionstheater: Als erster Muslim wird Abdullah Kenan Karaca Spielleiter bei den Passionsspielen in Oberammergau. Dort inszeniert er jetzt schon mal Shakespeares “Romeo und Julia”.

BR Klassik

Gründer von “Il complesso barocco” gestorben

Alan Curtis, US-amerikanischer Cembalist, Musikwissenschaftler und Dirigent, ist am Mittwoch im Alter von 80 Jahren in seiner Wahlheimat Italien gestorben. Das von ihm gegründete Orchester “Il complesso barocco” leitete er bis zuletzt.

Codex Flores

Tod des Barockspezialisten Alan Curtis

Der amerikanische Dirigent, Cembalist und Musikwissenschaftler Alan Curtis, unter anderem Gründer des Ensembles Il Complesso Barocco, ist in Florenz im Alter von 80 Jahren verstorben.

France Musique

Mort d’Alan Curtis : un « grand » de la musique baroque disparaît

Le claveciniste, musicologue et chef d’orchestre baroque Alan Curtis s’est éteint mercredi 15 juillet 2015 à Florence (Italie) à l’âge de 80 ans.

Tweets

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera: Tonight we say farewell to John Copley’s staging of

Music Week @MusicWeek: Swedish music industry up 4.2% in H1 2015, streaming makes up 84% of market

The Musical Brain @themusicalbrain: “Release the penguins” Best direction in a score ever? Check out John Stump’s sublime parodies

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Pamela Binns’ last production at Covent Garden
Photo: Warren Allott/ Telegraph

(Written on July 16, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news Hugo Ticciati finds inspiration in the sitar, Scarlatti, a hang drum and harmonics, David Patrick Stearns confiscates a Vienna concertgoer’s phone at a Philadelphia Orchestra performance, and six women are selected by the institute as women conductors. BBC Music Day is launched, 50 people gather outside Opera Holland Park to protest, the FAZ reports about the Bad Hersfelder Festspiele which have begun and Dieter Wedel talks about changes and competition. The Süddeutsche Zeitung about the argument with Eva Wagner-Pasquier, head of the Wagner Festspiele Bayreuth, Baden-Württemberg has more than doubled their Jazz subsidies, in the music industry’s hunt for royalties, no digital nook or cranny is too small to search for income — even the biggest hits, and Apple wants to create a streaming platform.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Hugo Ticciati

The violinist – and elder brother of Robin – finds inspiration in the sitar and Scarlatti, and a hang drum and harmonics

Classical phone rage: in praise of concert scourge David Patrick Stearns

The US journalist confiscated a Vienna concertgoer’s phone at a Philadelphia Orchestra performance. But it’s not just their ringing that can ruin a concert…

Dallas Opera

Six Women Selected for Institute for Women Conductors!

103 Applicants for Elite Program; Institute Makes Room for Four Additional Women Conductors to Observe. An International Inaugural Session of The Institute for Women Conductors At The Dallas Opera

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Music Day is launched

A day-long celebration of music begins at Hadrian’s Wall

Get West London

Protesters object to council opera house funding while services face squeeze

Around 50 gathered outside Opera Holland Park to protest, but the council defends the move

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

„Hersfeld kann sich nicht nur auf die Stiftsruine verlassen“

Die Bad Hersfelder Festspiele haben begonnen. Mit Dieter Wedel weht ein frischer Wind in der Kurstadt. Der neue Intendant spricht über Veränderungen und Konkurrenz durch andere Sommer-Theater.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Streit am Hügel

Der Clinch um ein Hügel-Verbot für Festspielleiterin Eva Wagner-Pasquier verschärft sich. Jetzt legt Anwalt Peter Raue nach. Kirill Petrenko ist entsetzt.

Neue Musikzeitung

Jazzförderung als politischer Wille – Baden-Württemberg hat die Fördermittel für Jazz mehr als verdoppelt

Mit einer Steigerung der Jazzförderung um 120 Prozent unterstreicht die baden-württembergische Landesregierung, dass ihr die Pflege dieser kreativen und anspruchsvollen zeitgenössischen Musik ein echtes Anliegen ist.

The New York Times

Going to the Ends of the Earth to Get the Most Out of Music

In the music industry’s hunt for royalties, no digital nook or cranny is too small to scour for income — even for the biggest hits.

Le Parisien

Musique : Apple veut se lancer dans le streaming

Apple, qui domine le marché des téléchargements numériques payants avec iTunes, pourrait lancer une plateforme dédiée au streaming (écoute en ligne sans téléchargement, NDLR), marché en pleine expansion avec près de 41 millions d’abonnés dans le monde.

Twitter

Classical Today @ClassicalToday: Flight, Opera Holland Park

I Care If You Listen @icareifulisten: 5 Questions to Ilari Kaila (composer) by

OMTFNear the end of the day and what a weekend with talking about the !
 Hugo Ticciati: ‘Concerts need more spontaneity in every area’. Photograph: Marco Borggreve/PR

Hugo Ticciati: ‘Concerts need more spontaneity in every area’. Photograph: Marco Borggreve/PR

 

(Written on June 8, 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 )

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 )

Guardian

Milwaukee police confirm $5m Stradivarius violin recovered

Violin found stored in a suitcase in an attic in good condition. Three arrested in connection with stolen Stradivarius violin.

Why does opera like women behaving badly? 

The Welsh National Opera’s new season explores opera’s fascination with ‘fallen women’. But it wasn’t just the women who fell, writes artistic director David Pountney

Classic FM Online

Big audience boost for Classic FM

More than 300,000 new listeners have tuned in to Classic FM in the last three months, according to new radio listening figures published today.

Classicalite

How Well Do You Know Your Black Classical Music History?

You probably knew that Carter G. Woodson planted the seedling that would become known as Black History Month. But how much do you actually know about Black classical music?

Independent

British orchestras are in danger of losing top billing despite rising ticket sales

Funding reductions mean our leading ensembles may have to cut back on the things that give them world status.

The New York Times

Richard Hayman, Pops Conductor, Dies at 93

Richard Hayman, who began his career as a harmonica player and went on to become the conductor of pops concerts in St. Louis and the arranger of pops concerts in Boston, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 93.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Glück ist mit den Furchtlosen

Wie kann das sein? Jeden Samstagnachmittag strömen zweitausend Menschen ins Amsterdamer Concertgebouw, um neue Musik zu hören. So etwas gibt es nirgendwo sonst auf der Welt.

The Guardian

The Guardian

 


 

 

 

(Written on February 7, 2014 )

Telegraph

Stolen Stradivarius sold for £1.4 million at Tarisio auction house

A Stradivarius violin once offered for sale by a thief for £100 has fetched almost 14,000 times that much at auction.

Five carols ripe for revival

Each Christmas, we sing the same old favourites, but these represent a small fraction of the carols that have been written, many of which display an astonishing poetic imagination. Ivan Hewett suggests five forgotten ones that deserve to be sung.

NPR Music

New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come

For 160 years, the pianos made by Steinway & Sons have been considered the finest in the world. So when hedge fund billionaire John Paulson recently bought the company, it struck fear in the hearts of musicians: Would the famously handcrafted pianos be changed, for the sake of efficiency?

Guardian

Johnny Marr claims Spotify ‘hampers’ new bands’ potential

Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has joined Thom Yorke and David Byrne in suggesting that Spotify harms the modern music industry. “I can’t think of anything more opposite to punk rock than Spotify.”

Classical Music Magazine

The Rest Is Noise closes with final ticket sales of 124,644

The Southbank Centre’s year-long The Rest Is Noise festival, which concluded on 14 December, sold 124,644 tickets across its entire run.

BBC Music Magazine

Radio 3 to broadcast every opera by Richard Strauss in 2014

BBC Radio 3 is to broadcast every opera by Richard Strauss during 2014 to mark the German composer’s 150th anniversary. The celebrations launch on 4 January with a broadcast of the Royal Opera House’s production of Capriccio.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Siebzehn Küsse auf den linken Fuß, das hilft

In „Bloody Daughter“ zeichnet die Filmemacherin Stéphanie Argerich ein intimes Porträt ihrer berühmten Mutter, der Pianistin Martha Argerich. Das Ergebnis ist eine luzide Hommage an die weltentrückte Künstlerin.

Telegraph

Telegraph

 

 

 

(Written on December 19, 2013 )

Guardian

Singing for Britten: commemoration of composer Benjamin spreads worldwide

A commemoration of the British composer Benjamin Britten, which was initially confined to his home county of Suffolk, spread to 13 countries across the world. About 100,000 singers from as far afield as Melbourne and California sung on friday afternoon to mark the composer’s 100th birthday on Friday, turning the event into one of the largest global community singing projects ever attempted.

Gramophone

Teodor Currentzis and Sony Classical to record Mozart operas

The conductor Teodor Currentzis and his MusicAeterna orchestra and choir are recording the three Mozart operas to libretti by Lorenzo da Ponte for Sony Classical.

Telegraph

Clemency Burton-Hill: Mozart would be ‘outraged’ to hear classical music is for the elite

Mozart and Verdi would be “outraged” to hear classical music was considered the “exclusive preserve of an educated elite,” says new Radio 3 presenter.

News Sentinel

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, union musicians preparing to vote on proposed new contract

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic and its union musicians announced Friday they have reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract. The orchestra had sought about a 20 percent cut in musicians’ pay and for musicians to pay more than $3,000 a year for family health benefits. As of early last month, the it had an accumulated financial deficit of $2.3 million.

Los Angeles Magazine

The view from the “tweet seats” of LA Opera’s experimental production of “The Magic Flute” looks pretty good

As part of the attempt to increase audience engagement with the arts, LA Opera invited the over-sharers of the world for a sneak peak of their new production of The Magic Flute.

New York Times

Zachary Woolfe Sees the Met’s ‘Norma’ From 9 Perspectives

Woolfe watches Norma nine times sitting or standing in nine different places in an attempt to discover the ‘best’ way to experience an opera.

Dallas News

Dallas Symphony Extends Conductor’s Contract Through 2019 

Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden’s contract has been extended until 2019. “Van Zweden was almost unknown in the U.S. when he became the DSO’s music director in 2008. Since then, the Dutch conductor has presided over dramatic improvements in the orchestra.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Die Krawallschachtel

An der „Ära Mortier“ müssen sich die Salzburger Festspiele bis heute messen. Er definierte das Musiktheater neu. Für die Kunst geht er keinem Konflikt aus dem Weg. Dem Intendanten Gerard Mortier zum Siebzigsten.

Guardian

Guardian

 

 

 

 

(Written on November 25, 2013 )

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang and Einaudi to perform at Classic BRITs 2013

Pianists Lang Lang and Ludovico Einaudi have both been confirmed to perform at this year’s Classic BRITs award ceremony on October 2nd

Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines prompts unexpected classical hit

The R&B chart smash has driven a surge in sales for a violin and harpsichord duet of the same name

Roger Federer plays violin in Lucerne Festival tribute

Tennis maestro Roger Federer paid tribute to the Lucerne Festival’s 75th anniversary in a video made by his sponsor, Credit Suisse

Nicola Benedetti takes time off following Queen’s advice

The superstar violinist is taking a break ahead of the release of her new album, My First Decade, after being asked whether she was overworking by the Queen

Classical Music Magazine

Kaufmann among pre-announced winners of 2013 Gramophone Awards

Jonas Kaufmann’s last solo disc on Decca before his recent move to Sony Classical is among several pre-announced winners of this year’s Gramophone magazine awards

Ealing Autumn festival: Britten among friends11-27 October

Running 11 to 27 October, the Ealing Autumn Festival returns for its fourth year

The Independent

Julian Lloyd Webber: I’m doing a Dudamel over here

The Venezuelan conductor showed how poor children could become musicians. Julian Lloyd Webber explains how he was determined to do the same here. The result can be seen at the Proms on Sunday

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Gewitter ist vorbei, die Schäflein sind im Trockenen

Beim Stuttgarter Musikfest gab Helmuth Rilling den Stab an seinen jüngeren Nachfolger Hans-Christoph Rademann ab – Bundespräsident Joachim Gauk assistierte

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(Written on August 28, 2013 )