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In today’s news: Pioneering Radio 3 show gives dementia sufferers a voice, leading musicians assemble for gala performance in aid of Refugee Council, and nudist viola player plays during naked skydive to raise money for body image charities. Harold Faltermeyer receives German film score prize, Bayreuth announces plans for 2018, and Musikfest Berlin starts today.

The Times

Pioneering Radio 3 show gives dementia sufferers a voice

A pioneering six-hour programme that blends the voices of dementia sufferers with classical music is to air on the BBC.

Classical Music Magazine

Leading musicians assemble for gala performance in aid of Refugee Council

A number of leading artists will assemble for a performance of Tippett’s A Child of Our Time to raise funds for Refugee Council and its work with unaccompanied children arriving in Britain having fled war, trafficking and persecution.

International Piano

Sony releases Gould’s Goldberg Variations sessions

Sony Classical is to release Glenn Gould’s complete sessions for his famous 1955 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as part of a new box set.

The Strad

The lark descending – nudist viola player plays during naked skydive

Australian violist Glen Donnelly’s stunt is raising money for body image charities


Saxophonist plays instrument during brain surgery

Dan Fabbio performed a piece on the saxophone during surgery to remove a brain tumour.


La Monnaie in Brussels to reopen next Tuesday

The Royal Theatre of La Monnaie in Brussels will reopen on September 5 after a two-year-long renovation. The opening production is Philippe Boesman’s opera Pinocchio.


Deutscher Filmmusikpreis 2017: „Top Gun“–Komponist Harold Faltermeyer wird Ehrenpreisträger

Der Deutsche Filmmusikpreis würdigt den in München geborenen Filmkomponisten und Musikproduzenten Harold Faltermeyer 2017 mit dem Ehrenpreis.

Kultur Radio

Bayreuth plant für 2018

Im kommenden Jahr zeigen die Bayreuther Festspiele eine Neuinszenierung der Wagner-Oper “Lohengrin”.

Klassik Heute

Heute beginnt das Festival Musikfest Berlin 2017.

Beim Musikfest Berlin präsentieren die Berliner Klangkörper sowie Gastorchester aus Amsterdam, Mailand, London, Perm und Freiburg große Werke der Musikgeschichte.


Meet Me At The Opera‏ @MMATOpera

The packed house at the gala final performance at the old Metropolitan Opera House on Broadway at 39th Street 1966



(Written on August 31, 2017 )

We’re delighted to be working with Kimiko again. This campaign will see us supporting her exciting new Kickstarter project, which will finance her recording of J.S. Bach’s Die Kunst der Fuge.

Kimiko is not new to Kickstarter, her former project recording the Goldberg Variations was a tremendous success. called her a “music activist“ for having published not only an online stream of her recordings but also her sheet music under Common License. As a result, Kimiko’s project was picked up all around the world and established her as a key interpreter of Bach’s repertoire.

Kimiko Ishizaka

For her new project, Kimiko chose another demanding work by Bach: The Art of Fugue, a piece which was left incomplete by Bach when he died.  The question of how to bring the performance to an end has kept generations of pianists busy. Some end the performance abruptly when there are no more notes to play, like Glenn Gould, who would play the last note “like a pistol shot”, as Kimiko’s manager Robert Douglass interprets it, to mark the interruption and the ‘unfinishedness’. Dissatisfied with all of these choices, Kimiko thought: “This music, so miraculously crafted, can’t end like that, unfinished. It’s wrong. It can’t be accepted.“
So she wrote her own completion of the work. In March she presented her own solution, Die Kunst der Fuge, komplett, in Cologne, Germany. The concert ended with tremendous applause and the feedback from the audience was that they did not notice the transition from Bach’s composition to Kimiko’s addition, as it was composed and executed so flawlessly.

Now we’re delighted to support Kimiko in taking this project to the next level. The fundraiser for the CD release of Die Kunst der Fuge will start this Spring. The CD will be recorded in 2018 at Teldex Studio, Berlin. Stay tuned for Kimiko’s unique version of The Art of Fugue!


Kimiko Ishizaka

(Written on May 8, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Tung-Chieh Chuang was announced as winner of the 2015 Malko competition, gives a guide to classical music events in Northeast Ohio. Elsewhere, the NDR Sinfonieorchester will their season by “Der Freischütz”, the Berlin Philharmonic present their candidates for Simon Rattle’s successor. Krzysztof Urbanski will be the first guest conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester and violinist Midori Seiler wins the Mozart Award. Also, Washington Post writes about musicians who strive for authenticity by bowing to the past and, finally, Apple techs at its internal Apple University are teaching Bach. Also, tweets from icareifyoulisten, ClassicalToday and BR Klassik.

Classical Music

Tung-Chieh Chuang wins 2015 Malko Competition

Tung-Chieh Chuang was announced as the winner of the 2015 Malko competition in Copenhagen on 1st May.

Die Welt

Probeschuss für die Elbphilharmonie

Konkurrenz belebt das Musikstadtgeschäft: Das NDR-Sinfonieorchester eröffnet die kommende Saison mit “Der Freischütz”

Der Tagesspiegel

Der sympathische Musikant

Am 11. Mai wählen die Berliner Philharmoniker ihren neuen Chefdirigenten. Bis dahin stellen wir täglich einen der Kandidaten für den begehrtesten Posten der Klassikwelt vor. Heute: Andris Nelsons.


NDR Sinfonieorchester – Die Saison 2015/2016 / Krzysztof Urbanski wird ab der Saison 2015/2016 Erster Gastdirigent

Die Saison 2015/2016 des NDR Sinfonieorchesters steht ganz im Zeichen spannender Erwartung: Es ist die letzte Spielzeit, bevor das Orchester in die Elbphilharmonie umziehen und am 11. Januar 2017 den neuen Konzertsaal eröffnen wird.

Mozart-Preis für Geigerin Midori Seiler

Die Geigerin Midori Seiler erhält den diesjährigen Mozart-Preis der Sächsischen Mozart-Gesellschaft.

The Washington Post

Musicians strive for authenticity by bowing to the past

An offshoot of the historically informed performance (HIP) movement was the formation of string quartets that play on period instruments.

This week in classical music: A guide to events in Northeast Ohio

Much is happening this week in Northeast Ohio by way of classical music. More, in fact, than I or any one person can attend or review.


Apple and Glenn Gould, Techs Teach ‘Bach: Goldberg Variations’ to Students at Internal University

Glenn Gould’s infamously eccentric persona and meticulousness in regard to detail are what Apple techs at its internal Apple University are teaching to students.


Icareifyoulisten @icareifulisten 5 Questions to Tom Hamilton, Gelsey Bell, Dave Ruder (Crash) by @ICEfansArleneLD 

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday Maestro’s Tale: How Yo Yo Ma stepped up to play in my orchestra 

BRKlassik @BR_KLASS Protest in Mainz: Musiker demonstrieren gegen TTIP-Abkommen  #br_klass #klassik

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (1932 - 1982) at a piano, Toronto, Canada, 1956. (Photo : Photo Gaby/Getty Images)

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (1932 – 1982) at a piano, Toronto, Canada, 1956. (Photo : Photo Gaby/Getty Images)




(Written on May 5, 2015 )

Classic FM

Daniel Hope and Ludovico Einaudi for joint webcast

Daniel Hope and Ludovico Einaudi are to perform together in a Stockholm concert to be live-streamed on the internet.


BBC Radio 3 to broadcast every opera by Wagner, Verdi and Britten in 2013

Radio station celebrates composer anniversaries with 140 hours of operatic music

Slipped Disc

Sotheby’s quits instrument auctions

The London auctioneer, one of the leading showcases for mult-million Stradivarius and Guarnerius sales, has shut down its precious instrument business to concentrate on the more profitable fine art market.

Power shifts at Universal as Max gets more headroom

Max Hole, the former rock band manager who revitalised classical labels Decca and DG in the past two years, has emerged much strengthened from an executive shuffle.

Classical Music Magazine

PRS instigates a New Music Biennial

PRS for Music Foundation has announced the formation of a New Music Biennial, starting in 2014, and is inviting organisations to submit project ideas for funding.

The National (found on Arts Journal)

Off-Key: On Paul Elie

Glenn Gould, the virtuoso pianist and great interpreter of Bach, once described the way recordings of music “insinuate themselves into our judgments, and into our lives,” thereby giving recording artists “an awesome power that was simply not available to any earlier generation.”

BBC Media Centre

Baroque Music To Tell Story Of Historic Houses: BBC Radio 3 In Partnership With The National Trust

In Spring 2013, from 3 March-1 April, as part of the BBC’s commitment to music programming, BBC Radio 3 and the National Trust present six live concerts and a live drama placing baroque performance in its historical context.

The Telegraph

The opera challenge for new man Baz

New Arts Council England chief Sir Peter Bazalgette should see that a leaner, cheaper English National Opera could offer a lot more than it does at present, argues Rupert Christiansen.

Slipped Disc

(Written on January 8, 2013 )


‘Elgar in Performance’ scheme helps stage rarely performed works 

Funds now being allocated for 2013 and beyond

Classic FM

Lang Lang to play at Glenn Gould’s birthday 

A host of performers, speakers, poets and Glenn Gould experts will gather this weekend to celebrate what would have been the pianist’s 80th birthday.

Violin dealer Machold admits embezzlement

Stradivarius dealer Dietmar Machold has admitted embezzlement as his trial for fraud begins in Austria.

Andrew Skeet on turning video game music into symphonic scores

With the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s help, Andrew Skeet has turned video game music into symphonic masterpieces. Classic FM’s Lucy Coward chatted to him about how he did it.

BBC Music Magazine

Musical molecules

Music created from movements of tiny particles

Classical Music Magazine

RFH organ a stage closer to completion

The central section of the Royal Festival Hall’s organ has been reinstalled after renovation as part of a long-term project to return the instrument to its full size

The Wall Street Journal (found on Musical Chairs)

Yundi Li Cancels Japan Tour Over China-Japan Row

The China-Japan territorial dispute has struck a sad chord for Japan’s classical music lovers.

Limelight Magazine

Daniel de Borah wins Australian National Piano Award

Daniel de Borah has won the Australian National Piano Award in Shepparton, with second place going to 21-year-old Nicholas Young and South Australian Michael Ierace coming third.

LA Times 

Itzhak Perlman joins Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central

Violinst Itzhak Perlman took a break from his performance schedule this week to put in a guest appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.”

LA Times

(Written on September 21, 2012 )

Classic FM

Eric Whitacre and Danielle de Niese to host Gramophone Awards 2012

The votes are in, the classical artists and record companies are ready to go – and two of the world’s most in-demand performers are gearing up for the glamourous award ceremony.

More acts announced for Classic BRIT Awards

The Classic BRIT Awards will feature performances from Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Russell Watson and more, it has been announced.

Glenn Gould’s classical music gesture app

The great pianist once had the idea that music would be created using gestures – and now a new app has made his dream a reality.

Trademark causes choc crisis for Mozart Balls

Sweet manufacturers in Austria will now be allowed to freely use the Mozart name to market their products after a ban on using the name has been lifted.

LA Times

Philip Glass, Cai Guo-Qiang named Praemium Imperiale laureates

Composer Philip Glass and artist Cai Guo-Qiang are among the recently announced laureates of the 2012 Praemium Imperiale awards, organized by the Japan Art Assn. The annual awards are considered one of the most prestigious cultural honors in the world.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

A fistful of dollars: how the Charles Ives House was sold

We have received the inside working of the transaction from one of the activists who worked, with great dedication and in close cooperation with the local authorities, to save the house for posterity.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music and Ballet Blog

Breaking news: Music is left out of education reform again

Legacy? What legacy? The runaway success of the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival looked set to prove to everyone that the UK’s arts scene is second to none. But that’s meaningless without the follow-up of lasting care and attention at grass-roots level – ie, in education.

Classical-music, BBC Music Magazine

Mozart’s The Magic Flute at ENO

Nicholas Hytner’s production stands the test of time

NPR, Deceptive Cadence

Trifonov’s Triumph: Tchaikovsky, Twice Over

At just 21 years old, Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, the most recent winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, is zooming into the classical music stratosphere — and with his new album he’s out to prove he’s here to stay.

Classic FM






(Written on September 19, 2012 )