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Guardian

Simon Rattle is waving his baton at the wrong cause

The charismatic conductor may get his way with a new concert hall, but classical music’s problems lie elsewhere, in Britain’s music education funding

Telegraph

Jonas Kaufmann: classical music industry is run like an artistic ‘catastrophe’

The world-famous tenor says that he and his colleagues feel as though they are in ‘straight-jackets’

Classic FM

Oscars 2015 winners: Alexandre Desplat wins Best Original Score

French composer Alexandre Desplat has won an Oscar for Best Original Score, beating off competition from Hans Zimmer.

Sinfini Music

Swipe left – Don Giovanni is on Tinder

Audiences will be encouraged to stalk characters online during a new production of Don Giovanni, which sees Mozart’s opera reimagined for the age of social media.

Classical Music Magazine

Philip Pickett handed 11-year sentence for historic offences

Philip Pickett, the recorder player and early music ensemble leader, has been jailed for 11 years in relation to historic sex offences which occurred in the 1970s and 80s during his time as a freelance teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Der Tagesspiegel

Lauschen wie Gott in Frankreich

Beim Gastspiel von Simon Rattle und den Berliner Philharmonikern in der neuen, von Jean Nouvel erbauten Philharmonie de Paris erweist sich die Akustik des 2400-Plätze-Saales als überwältigend.

Da lag Musike drin

DDR-Opernstar Reiner Süß ist tot

audiophil

DRUMS4PEACE

Weltrekordversuch auf der Musikmesse: 1.000 Schlagzeuger gesucht

pizzicato

Putin-Regierung kürzt Subventionen für Orchester und Opernhäuser um 10%

Die staatliche Unterstützung in Form von Zuschüssen der Regierung der Russischen Föderation für nicht-staatliche Orchester und Opernhäuser wird in diesem Jahr um 10% gekürzt.

Berliner Philharmoniker wählen am 11. Mai Rattles Nachfolger

Am 11. Mai 2015 wählen die Berliner Philharmoniker den Nachfolger von Simon Rattle.

The New York Times

‘Birdman’ Captures Best Picture Oscar

Academy Awards: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Picture Oscar

Le Monde

Le trompettiste de jazz Clark Terry est mort

Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, gagman merveilleux d’une élégance folle, musicien supérieur, le trompettiste Clark Terry est mort le 15 février 2015 des suites d’un diabète avancé qui avait obligé à une double amputation des jambes en 2012.

El Mundo

‘Federico no se podría creer esto’

El director y compositor estrena este martes en el Teatro Real su versión operística de ‘El público’, la obra maldita de Lorca, que recibió como encargo de Gerard Mortier.

Twitter

Classicalite @Classicalite: What has Changed for Musicians Since Re-Establishing Ties With #Cuba? http://www.classicalite.com/articles/17457/20150220/what-changed-musicians-establishing-ties-cuba.htm …

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Zwei zweite Plätze bei Solti-Dirigentenwettbewerb http://klassik.com/?bfyY1  #Musikwettbewerb #Dirigent #Solti

Klassik.com @klassikcom:Frank-Peter Zimmermann gibt Stradivari zurück http://klassik.com/?rDi83  #Geige #Violine#Stradivari

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(Written on February 23, 2015 )

The Guardian

BBC promises ‘strongest commitment to the arts in a generation’

New season will see extra £3m spent on productions of Shakespeare and live broadcasts from Glyndebourne and Hay.

BBC Music Magazine

Chetham’s School of Music announces plans for new concert hall

The school has received funding to build a world-class concert hall in Manchester’s city centre.

Classic FM News

Yoshiki plays piano battle with hologram of himself

Japanese rock star and classical crossover artist Yoshiki has surprised audiences at the annual SXSW music conference by playing a piano duet with a hologram version of himself.

Lost London Underground violin sparks social media campaign

A performer lost her violin ‘in a daze’ on the London Underground and is relying on the kindness of strangers for its safe return.

Lang Lang launches new app challenge with €30k prize

Pianist Lang Lang has created a competition to find the best digital application to encourage learning and discovery of classical music, with a prize of €30,000 for the winning entry.

The New York Times

Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Returns … For Now

Osmo Vänska, who resigned as its music director in October, makes a triumphant return to the newly renovated Orchestra Hall. But if any kind of resolution in the matter of artistic leadership is imminent, no one is yet willing to discuss it.

Paris Match

A 70 ans: Gérard Mortier, mort du roi de l’opéra

Le Belge, qui a dirigé certains des plus grands opéras de la planète, a marqué par son audace.

Il Messaggero

Arriva in Italia “La famiglia Addams”, Elio e Geppi Cucciari calcheranno la scena

La famiglia Addams si trasferisce in Italia. Zio Fester e tutti gli altri personaggi creati negli anni Trenta dal genio del disegnatore statunitense Charles Addams, infatti, saranno protagonisti di una commedia musicale che andrà in scena in molti teatri della Penisola a partire dal prossimo ottobre.

Das Orchester

François-Xavier Roth neuer GMD in Köln

François-Xavier Roth wird Generalmusikdirektor in Köln. Der Dirigent tritt sein Amt am 1. September 2015 für fünf Jahre an.

Classical music on Twitter

International Piano: @IP_mag ‘More than half the pianists I heard in three months used printed music’ writes our US correspondent. Is memorisation out of fashion?

Brooklyn Rider: ‏@Brooklyn_Rider We are thrilled to launch our Kickstarter campaign for the Brooklyn Rider Almanac! Check it out and please share! http://bit.ly/BRAlmanac

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: @SCOmusic We launch our 2014/15 Season today! New brochures are available to view on our website http://bit.ly/1jwlPng  tell us what you think!

Noted:@WeAreNoted If you missed out on a ticket tonight, look out for our blog tomorrow morning of a rundown of tonight’s talk 🙂 #notedtalks #socialmedia

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(Written on March 27, 2014 )

The Guardian

Avant-garde opera director Gerard Mortier dies aged 70

Belgian former artistic director of Madrid’s Teatro Real is praised as ‘visionary and generous figure.’

The Fly music magazine closes after nearly 15 years

Free monthly magazine that was once UK’s biggest-read music title hit by ‘current market conditions’ including collapse of HMV.

BBC News

First BBC Young Musician jazz award won by saxophonist

Teenage saxophonist Alexander Bone has won the first jazz prize to be awarded as part of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition.

The Telegraph

Young musicians to ‘miss out’ after scrapping of EU download levy

Plans by the European Union to raise a levy on the sale of iPads and tablets to help young musicians benefit from downloads have been blocked by the British government.

The Japan Times

‘Deaf’ composer Samuragochi says he’s sorry for deceiving

A month after the shocking revelation by his ghostwriter, the supposedly “deaf” composer Mamoru Samuragochi apologized Friday for deceiving people. However, the 50-year-old from Hiroshima Prefecture flatly denied composer Takashi Niigaki’s claim that he is not deaf, saying he is preparing to sue Niigaki for defamation.

Classical Music Magazine

Royal Marines Corp of Drums prepares for world’s longest drum roll

The Royal Marines Corps of Drums is to make a world record attempt on the longest group drum roll, with preparations underway for six teams to undertake an ambitious 64-hour roll from 30 April.

Die Zeit

Die Oper war seine Mission

Der große belgische Intendant und Kulturermöglicher Gerard Mortier ist tot. Er starb im Alter von 70 Jahren an einem Krebsleiden.

BBC News

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(Written on March 10, 2014 )

Classical Music Magazine

Protest disrupts Met’s Eugene Onegin first night

The Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on 23 September was disrupted briefly by a lone protester urging the house and its cast to take a public stand against Russia’s repression of homosexuals

Los Angeles Times

Renée Fleming sings Top 10 on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Renée Fleming lent her lush soprano voice to CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday night, singing a humorous rendition of the show’s Top 10 list

Classic FM Online

Inflatable concert hall to open in Japan

A bright purple inflatable concert hall resembling giant plum is touring areas devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Matsushima, Japan

British Paraorchestra win Prime Minister’s Big Society Award

A year on from playing with Coldplay at the Paralympics 2012, the British Paraorchestra is to be honoured with a Big Society Award

Star Tribune

New Minnesota Orchestra offer includes $20K signing bonuses

Musicians are “offended” board went public with proposal that includes $20,000 one-time bonus

Limelight Magazine

Hilliards to hang up vocal cords after 40th anniversary tour

The Hilliard Ensemble are to launch their 40th anniversary season with a special reunion concert at the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival on December 11 – four decades to the day since their debut concert in 1973

Arts beat

Gerard Mortier Named Artistic Adviser of Teatro Real Opera House in Madrid

The Teatro Real said Wednesday that it had created a new advisory post for Gerard Mortier, two weeks after abruptly ousting him as artistic director of the opera house here

Pacific Standard

Want Quick, Accurate Thinking? Ask a Musician

New research finds musical training appears to sharpen our ability to detect our own mistakes, and rapidly make needed adjustments

The Telegraph

New York Opera set to enter bankruptcy within a week

New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend – at least for a while

The Guardian

Classical music is at the heart of Manchester’s radical music scene

Manchester’s classical music tradition and culture is full of names just as stellar and characters just as large and significant as the likes of Oasis, The Smiths and New Order, writes Stuart Maconie

BBC Music Magazine

John Williams’s Star Wars theme named nation’s favourite film score

Classic film score beats competition from Morricone, Bernstein and Herrmann

YouTube

YouTube

(Written on September 27, 2013 )

Gramophone

The 2013 Gramophone Classical Music Award-winning recordings

Recording of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Young Artist of the Year, Label of the Year and Artist of the Year winners are discussed on the Gramophone website.

The Guardian

A quiet word about classical concert etiquette

Who says classical music must be enjoyed in silence? Despite a summer of mobiles, coughs and even a misfiring hearing aid, Kate Molleson refuses to join the tutters.

Madrid’s Teatro Real boss sparks row by saying no Spaniard can succeed him

Belgian Gerard Mortier sparks controversy by saying that no one from Spain is capable of running opera house.

Star Tribune

Minnesota Orchestra musicians make counter-offer in pay dispute

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra on Tuesday said they had given management a counterproposal on a new contract. Management dismissed proposal as a “vague framework” that does not “constitute an official counterproposal.”

The Telegraph

BBC Big Band cuts are shameful mistake

BBC decision to axe Radio 2 show Big Band Special is a crass mistake, says Martin Chilton.

Nashua Telegraph

Stradivarius hometown gets a violin museum

The northern Italian town where Antonio Stradivari and other master violin-makers worked will open a new museum celebrating the instrument.

Classical Music Magazine

Last-minute Night of the Proms: Iestyn Davies was called in as late replacement

Countertenor Iestyn Davies was a late draft onto the bill for 7 September’s Last Night of the Proms after BBC producers were told they would not be able to use a treble soloist because the performance was to be broadcast live after 7pm. Davies was called in, announced to the public on the day before the event, and only rehearsed with Alsop and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on the day of the concert itself.

Arts Journal

Vienna’s Konzerthaus ‘is bankrupt’

New director Matthias Naske says there has been no increase in public subsidy for 16 years and he can’t see how to make ends meet.

Die Zeit

Künstler zwischen Konzert und Konzern

Der Tourveranstalter Berthold Seliger kritisiert die Großen der Musikbranche gern. Sein neues Buch zeigt umfassend, wie auf Kosten der Kreativen Geschäfte gemacht werden.

Gramophone

Gramophone

(Written on September 11, 2013 )