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Today’s News: Glyndebourne appoints new artistic director. Spotify to offer users BBC podcasts. Sir Simon Rattle, Steven Isserlis and Véronique Gens shortlisted for Gramophone Awards 2018. Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music partner on ‘essential’ classical platform. Classic FM Chart: Einaudi knocks Lord of the Rings off the top spot. An interview with Christian Girardin, manager of classical music label Harmonia Mundi. From composer Sofia Gubaidulina, the scene of contemporary serious music can always learn something new. Finnish festival Kuhmo Chamber Music receives Cremona Music Award in the projects’ category. In its third edition, Leif Ove Andsnes consolidates the Rosendal Festival as one of the most attractive summer events for lovers of chamber music.

Rhinegold

Glyndebourne appoints new artistic director

Stephen Langridge has been appointed artistic director of Glyndebourne, to take effect in spring 2019.

Music Week

‘This is a landmark moment’: Spotify to offer users BBC podcasts

Spotify has been busy making some significant deals as continues its post-IPO growth strategy.

Classic FM

Sir Simon Rattle, Steven Isserlis and Véronique Gens shortlisted for Gramophone Awards 2018

The shortlist for the prestigious Gramophone Awards has been unveiled ahead of a ceremony in London in September

Music Week

Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music partner on ‘essential’ classical platform

Deutsche Grammophon and Apple Music have partnered on a long-term collaboration to take the label’s classical repertoire to a global music audience.

Classic FM

Classic FM Chart: Einaudi knocks Lord of the Rings off the top spot

After just one week in pole position, Howard Shore’s soundtrack for The Two Towers is unceremoniously displaced by Ludovico Einaudi.

The New York Times

A German Opera Spotlights the Refugee Crisis, With Refugees

“We tell the story of Moses because it is actually our story,” one teenager, a refugee from Afghanistan by way of Iran, said in the Hazaragi dialect to the German-speaking audience at the Bavarian State Opera here on a recent Sunday evening.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Klassik-Label Harmonia Mundi

Es geht um künstlerische Ernsthaftigkeit

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Das Kreuz als Kompositionsauftrag

Ein mächtiges Œuvre mit tief religiöser Verwurzelung: Von Klanggärtnerin Sofia Gubaidulina kann die Szene der zeitgenössischen ernsten Musik immer wieder etwas lernen.

Fono Forum

Das finnische Festival Kuhmo Chamber Music erhält den Cremona Music Award in der Kategorie Projekte

Die Jury lobte das Kuhmo Festival, bei dem rund 100 Konzerte innerhalb von zwei Wochen stattfinden. In diesem Jahr in der zweiten Juli-Hälfte. Auch die Kombination bekannter Werke mit Entdeckungen sowie die Mischung der engagierten Musiker finden Anklang.

El País

Guerra y paz en Noruega

En su tercera edición, Leif Ove Andsnes consolida el Festival de Rosendal como una de las citas veraniegas más atractivas para los amantes de la música de cámara.

 

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(Written on August 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: Woman in Slovenia arrested for blasting Verdi aria from house 16 hours a day for 16 years. Why classical musicians are bracing for the worst after Brexit. Salzburg honours ex-director of the Salzburger Festspiele. A portrait of the World Music Festival in Sines, Portugal. Meet the professional bassoonist who is also a professional boxer.

Classic FM

Watch: Alfie Boe and Michael Ball perform an operatic version of Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’

When pop meets the drama of opera: remember the time Michael Ball and Alfie Boe covered Rick Astley’s ’80s hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’? It was… quite something.

Classic FM

Woman arrested for blasting Verdi from her house 16 hours a day… for 16 years

The owner of a house in the town of Štúrovo in Slovakia is in custody after breaking an injunction banning her from playing an aria from ‘Il trovatore’ on repeat for over a decade.

The Independent

Why classical musicians are bracing for the worst after Brexit

Plenty in the classical music sector are unsettled, including the pianist-conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy and Daniel Barenboim

M Magazine

Spotify Announce Major Partnership with Samsung

Spotify has secured a major partnership with tech-giant and smart phone manufacturer, Samsung – making it the official music service provider across devices

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Es geht um künstlerische Ernsthaftigkeit

Die CD hat Zukunft: Deutschland ist ein starker Markt, und künstlerisch geht vom neunzehnten Jahrhundert neue revolutionäre Kraft aus. Ein Gespräch mit Christian Girardin, dem Manager der Klassik-Plattenfirma Harmonia Mundi.

klassik.com

Salzburg ehrt Ex-Intendant Ruzicka

Der ehemalige Intendant der Salzburger Festspiele, Dirigent und Komponist Peter Ruzicka (70) ist im Rahmen eines Portraitkonzertes mit dem Ehrenbecher der Stadt Salzburg ausgezeichnet worden.

Musik Heute

Quander wird künstlerischer Direktor in Rheinsberg

Der Kulturmanager Georg Quander wird neuer Künstlerischer Direktor der Kammeroper und Musikakademie Rheinsberg.

El País

Timbila Muzimba: 23 kilos de percusión

La banda mozambiqueña sorprende con su diversidad rítmica en el Festival de Músicas del Mundo de Sines, en Portugal

France Musique

Hannah Rankin, une vie entre basson et baston

Hannah Rankin, 28 ans, a deux passions : la musique et le sport. À force d’entraînements, elle a réussi à devenir professionnelle dans les deux. Elle partage sa vie entre le basson et la boxe.

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El Festival de Músicas del Mundo de Sines, in Portugal (c) Mario Pires

(Written on August 10, 2018 )

In today’s news: Semperoper in Dresden to pay out 350,000€ to Serge Dorny. Dr. Dre hit with large legal pay out order over Beats headphones. Spotify to extend live performance streaming service. Piano lessons improve language ability as much as reading. Loud music in restaurants can make people choose unhealthy option. Bamberg Symphony continues tour in Japan. Association of British Orchestras’ Sirens scheme to promote women composers.

Rhinegold

Scheme to promote women composers returns for second year

The Association of British Orchestras’ Sirens scheme has announced its second year of awards for projects that raise awareness of historic women composers in orchestral programming.

Rhinegold

Tenebrae to give American choral music concert

Tenebrae are to give a concert of American choral music, as part of St John’s Smith Square’s Americana ’18 series.

Limelight

Piano lessons improve language ability as much as reading, study finds

A study of four to five-year-olds found piano training improved certain aspects of language development as much as – and in some areas more than – reading instruction.

Telegraph

Watch Madama Butterfly from Glyndebourne 

Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly for free on the Telegraph website.

BBC News

Dr Dre hit with $25m bill for Beats headphones

Dr Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine have been ordered to pay $25.2m (£19.2m) to a former partner in their headphone company, Beats.

Rolling Stone

The Biggest New Artist on Tour in 2018 Is… Spotify

Streaming service is turning playlists into tours as it takes on more of the music industry

Music Week

‘It is absolutely a hot issue for the industry’: PRS For Music’s Paul Dilorito on how metadata can grow the biz

PRS For Music likes to think of itself as being at the cutting-edge of technology, so it’s understandably proud of its new deal with Swedish metadata platform Auddly.

klassik.com

Speis & Trank II: Laute Musik in Restaurants verführt zu ungesundem Essen

Amerikanischen und schwedischen Forschern des Muma College of Business in Florida zufolge beeinflusst die Lautstärke der Hintergrundmusik in Restaurants die Auswahl des Essens.

MDR

Semperoper Dresden: Einigung im Fall Dorny

Im juristischen Streit zwischen dem Opernintendanten Serge Dorny und dem Freistaat Sachsen haben sich beide Seiten auf einen Vergleich geeinigt. Wie das sächsische Kunstministerium am Freitag in Dresden mitteilte, wird Dorny eine Zahlung von 350.000 Euro bekommen.

SWR

Seelennahrung für Jung und Alt

“Wenn ältere Menschen nicht mehr so mobil sind, um ins Konzert zu gehen, dann müssen wir uns eben bewegen”, findet Hanno Dönneweg, Solo-Fagottist im SWR Symphonieorchester. Er und Musikvermittlerin Jasmin Bachmann brachten Kinder und Senioren mit Musik außerhalb des Konzertsaals zusammen.

Platea

La Sinfónica de Bamberg, de gira por Japón con su titular Jakub Hrůša

Desde el pasado día 25 de junio la Sinfónica de Bamberg está de gira por Japón, en una tournée que incluye cuatro conciertos en algunos de los principales escenarios nipones.

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Olga Busuioc and Joshua Guerrero in Madama Butterfly (c) Alastair Muir

(Written on June 29, 2018 )

In today’s news: Vienna State Ballet appoints new director. Meet the 11 year old composers who wowed the New York Philharmonic. Deutsche Oper in Berlin offers a week of reduced price opera. Jessica Curry becomes London Oriana Choir composer-in-residence. Glyndebourne announces new programme for young orchestral player and female composers.

New York Times

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

It was the kind of debut most musicians only dream of: a world-class orchestra, tens of thousands of listeners. At its outdoor parks concerts last week, the New York Philharmonic performed works by two 11-year-old girls, Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millar — newcomers to the world of composing.

Rhinegold

Jessica Curry becomes London Oriana Choir composer-in-residence

The London Oriana Choir has appointed British composer Jessica Curry composer-in-residence for its five15 project, an initiative that promotes women composers.

Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne announces new programmes for female composers and young orchestral players

Balancing the Score: supporting female composers is a new development scheme exclusively for female composers. It will offer up to four women the chance to spend two years immersed in life at Glyndebourne, attending rehearsals and meeting professional opera makers and performers.

The Telegraph

Hungarian State Opera axes Billy Elliot shows after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian State Opera has axed 15 performances of the hit musical Billy Elliot after poor ticket sales, blamed by the management on a homophobic campaign that claimed the show would “transform boys into homosexuals”.

Express

Career fear forced opera star back 3 weeks after birth

A leading opera soprano has told how she returned to the stage three weeks after giving birth because she feared for her future career.

The Times

UK singles chart to include music videos for the first time

The Official Charts Company will overhaul its rules to include music video streams and downloads for the first time. Unofficial videos and user-generated content featuring music will not count – but official videos played on YouTube, Apple, Tidal and Spotify in the UK will

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Martin Schläpfer übernimmt das Traditionsensemble

Martin Schläpfer wird Chef beim Wiener Staatsballett. Aber wie passen ein traditionsstarkes Ballett und sein Publikum zu einem Direktor, der sich tanzhistorisch nur in der Moderne auskennt?

klassik.com

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann ausgezeichnet

Der Tenor Jonas Kaufmann ist zum “Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres” ernannt worden. Überreicht wurde ihm die Auszeichnung von Thomas Vautraver, Leiter des Institut Français in München.

Klassik Heute

Deutsche Oper Berlin bietet eine Woche lang Oper zum kleinen Preis

Zum Beginn der neuen Spielzeit bietet die Deutsche Oper Berlin Musiktheater hautnah. Bei den vier Vorstellungen vom 25. bis 31. August kann man zum Einheitspreis von 25 Euro auf allen Plätzen Die Zauberflöte (am 25. und 26.), La Traviata (30.) oder den Barbier von Sevilla (31.) erleben oder beim großen Eröffnungsfest am 1. September hinter die Kulissen blicken – bei der Eröffnungskampagne „Auf, Auf!(takt)“ gibt es eine Woche lang Oper als Intensiverlebnis für jedermann.

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Valery Gergiev y la Orquesta del Mariinsky llegan al Festival de Granada por partida doble

Durante el próximo fin de semana, los días 30 de junio y 1 de julio, el prestigioso director de orquesta ruso Valery Gergiev visitará el Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada al frente de la Orquesta del Teatro Mariinsky.

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Camryn Cowan and Jordan Millar — newcomers to the world of composing (c) Celeste Sloman for The New York Times

(Written on June 25, 2018 )

In today’s news: Composers tell Neil Fisher how to write a contemporary opera, a new community production by Howard Moody will premiere at Glyndebourne, and the Cumnock Tryst Festival returns this October. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra looks to the future. A historic piano collection is expected to sell for£1 million. Fabio Luisi will take over the Dallas Symphony, a portrait of an all men’s choir looking for a new director, the opening of the Munich Biennale. The ballet of the Dresden Semperoper wins the Taurus award. A portrait of Mai Khoi and her political resistance and a piece on instrument luthiers.

The Times

Ask for help, don’t annoy the audience, and it’s no use trying to be funny

With a spate of new operas premiering this summer, composers tell Neil Fisher how to get it right (they hope).

Glyndebourne

Agreed – a new community opera for 2019

A new large-scale community opera by Howard Moody will premiere on the main stage at Glyndebourne in March 2019.

Rhinegold

James MacMillan’s Cumnock Tryst festival programme announced

The Cumnock Tryst festival, created and run by Sir James MacMillan, returns for its 5th year this October.

Bachtrack

Looking to history and innovating for the future: Singapore Symphony’s 40th anniversary season

In 2018/19, Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) celebrates its 40th Anniversary Season. Lan Shui will step down after a very successful 22-year relationship with the orchestra, in which he raised the profile of the ensemble significantly through touring and recordings (a search for his successor is underway).

Express.co.uk

Historic piano collection could fetch £1 million at auction

More than 110 pianos owned by classical music enthusiast Charles Colt are tipped to sell for a seven-figure sum. A collection that started with a £6 piano could soon sell for £1 million at an auction.

New York Times

Fabio Luisi Will Follow Jaap van Zweden as Conductor in Dallas

The maestro pipeline between Dallas and New York is now flowing in both directions. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced on Monday that it has chosen a successor to Jaap van Zweden, who built its reputation over the past decade and takes the helm of the New York Philharmonic next season.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Dümpeln ohne Frauen und Dirigent

Das Willkommen auf der Homepage gibt die Ausrichtung gleich bündig wieder. Ausdrücklich begrüßt werden dort die “Sehr geehrten Herren”.

BR Klassik

Berührend komisch und Laut-Aggressiv

Wer an diesem Wochenende alle Premieren der Münchener Biennale besuchen wollte, musste eine logistische Meisterleistung vollbringen – Uraufführung folgte auf Uraufführung.

Klassik.com

Semperoper Dresden: Europäischer Kulturpreis Taurus für Ballett

Das Ballett der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden ist am vergangenen Wochenende mit dem Europäischen Kulturpreis “Taurus” geehrt worden.

Le Monde

Mai Khoi, la voix de la dissidence du Vietnam

Sur scène, son visage pâle se découpe dans l’ombre. Armée de sa guitare, accompagnée d’envoûtantes percussions et d’un saxophone, elle chante, dans un crescendo presque dissonant : « A l’intérieur ; tu as le temps de penser, tu as le temps de te repentir, de regretter (…) d’avoir été un traître à la nation, de maintenir le peuple dans le noir et de l’oppresser. »

France musique

Un alto dérobé au salon Musicora

Le salon Musicora, qui se tenait ce week-end à Paris, se termine sur une fausse note.

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Sir James MacMillan at the 2014 festival © Robin Mitchell

(Written on June 5, 2018 )

In today’s news: war-child Kajtazi wins Glyndebourne prize, Alfie Boe joins classical music festival By The River, Glyndebourne Opera Cup finalists announced, Radio 3 announces change to weekend schedule, McDonalds uses classical music to deter anti-social behaviour, Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are ‘too similar’, the conductor, pianist and activist José Abreu who created “El Systema” died, the promotion prize of Rheingau Musik Festival goes to Austrian violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and the New German Jazz Prize was awarded to Vincent Eberle Quintett, Alexandra Lehmler and Maximilian Hirning.

The Sunday Times

War child who sang to quell fear wins at Glyndebourne

Mail Online

Alfie Boe joins line-up for new classical music festival

Singer Alfie Boe is to join composer and musician Sir Karl Jenkins and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the line up for the brand new classical music festival By The River

Glyndebourne Opera Cup finalists announced

The ten finalists for the inaugural Glyndebourne Opera Cup have been announced, following the competition’s semi-final on 22 March. The singers will compete in the final on 24 March for the chance to win £15,000 and the guarantee of a role within five years at one of the opera houses represented on the competition’s jury.

BBC News

Welwyn McDonald’s uses classical music to deter anti-social behaviour

A fast-food restaurant said it has seen a decrease in anti-social behaviour from customers, since it started playing classical music, which police say ‘seems to be working’

Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are ‘too similar’

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine says streaming services are too similar – and need to diversify to survive. “The streaming services are all charging $9.99 and everyone has the same music,” he told the BBC.

The New York Times

Olly Wilson, 80, Dies; Composer Meshed African and Western Music

Olly Wilson, an adventurous composer who integrated African, African-American and electronic rhythms, riffs and sounds into Western classical music conventions, died on March 12 in Oakland, Calif. He was 80.

Limelight

Adelaide Cabaret Festival announces its 2018 program

For her last hurrah as AD, Ali McGregor has programmed the most diverse line-up yet at the world’s biggest cabaret festival.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

José Abreu gestorben

Der Dirigent, Pianist und Aktivist José Antonio Abreu schuf “El Systema”, das berühmte Musikerziehungs-Programm seines Heimatlandes Venezuela. Er war ein zierlicher Mann von großer, oft unbeugsamer Willenskraft.

klassik.com

Rheingau Musik Festival: Förderpreis geht an Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

Der österreichische Violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian hat in diesem Jahr den Förderpreis des Rheingau Musik Festivals gewonnen. Mit ihrer Dotierung von 15.000 Euro ist die Auszeichnung einer der am höchsten dotierten Nachwuchskünstlerpreise in Deutschland.

metropolnews

Mannheim: Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis Mannheim 2018 – Gewinner stehen fest

Am 23. und 24. März 2018 fand in der alten Feuerwache in Mannheim zum dreizehnten Mal der Neue Deutsche Jazzpreis statt. Am Freitag wählte das Publikum den Gewinner des Neuen Deutschen Kompositionspreises, am Samstag die Gewinner des Neuen Deutschen Jazzpreises.
(Gewinner des L-Bank-Bandpreises in Höhe von 10.000 Euro wurde das Vincent Eberle Quintett, Gewinner des Neuen Deutschen Kompositionspreises in Höhen von 2.000 Euro wurde Alexandra Lehmler und Gewinner des SIGNUM-comunication-Solistenpreises in Höhe von 1.000 Euro wurde Maximilian Hirning.)

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José Abreu (c) Reuters Photo

(Written on March 26, 2018 )

In today’s news: Bass trombonist wins Royal Over-seas League Competition, and the last tickets for Bayreuther Festspiele are being sold on sunday. Barenboim takes up YouTube series, and a new book about Maria Callas is being published.

Telegraph

Carly Paoli performs The Mystery of Your Gift in exclusive music session

As a girl in Mansfield, Carly Paoli dreamt of nothing more than singing and dancing like in the MGM musicals that she fell in love with

Guardian

To be or not to be: the question is, where are the operatic Hamlets?

Brett Dean’s Hamlet premieres at Glyndebourne this week. Will he succeed where hundreds of other composers have failed and give Shakespeare’s masterpiece the opera it deserves?

BBC Music Magazine

Bass trombonist wins Royal Over-seas League Competition

James Buckle becomes first brass winner in competition’s history

Tagesspiegel

Staatsoper Berlin – Bald ist es soweit!

Vorfreude auf irres Gedrängel und Sekt aus der Konditorei: Unser Klassikredakteur Frederik Hanssen umrundet die fast vollendete Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Concerti

Per Mausklick auf den Grünen Hügel

Wagner-Fans aufgepasst: Für die kommenden Bayreuther Festspiele wird am Sonntag ein Kontingent an Restkarten freigeschaltet.

NMZ

Barenboim startet YouTube-Reihe mit Künstlergesprächen

Daniel Barenboim (74) startet eine Gesprächsreihe auf YouTube mit Persönlichkeiten aus Kultur, Politik und Sport.

NPR Music

Fame Is A Boomerang

In a luxurious new book, legendary soprano Maria Callas contemplates the struggle between Maria the woman and Callas the diva.

Prague Daily Monitor

Thousands pay last respects to conductor Bělohlávek in Prague

Thousands turned up at a public mourning ceremony for Jiri Belohlavek, the world-famous Czech Philharmonic (CF) chief conductor who died of a serious disease on May 31 at the age of 71, in Prague’s Rudolfinum concert hall today.

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Congratulations to , Musical Director of our Blackheath Halls Opera! Sending you off in style with Freischütz in July!

Kreativer Ort, hartes Pflaster: Das Leben vieler New Yorker Kulturschaffender ist prekär.

Maria Callas photographed at her home in Milan, Italy, in 1958. Archivi Farabola

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(Written on June 9, 2017 )

In today’s news: The Royal Opera House and Shubbak Festival have announced a London residency for Arab composers, and Facebook takes on Spotify and YouTube in the world of music streaming. Shakespeare’s Globe and Glyndebourne have announced an ‘one-off’ Hamlet event, and a group of Manchester musicians carry their new music video into new digital realms.

Classical Music Magazine

ROH and Shubbak Festival announce residency for Arab composers

The Royal Opera House and Shubbak Festival, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Festival, have announced a London residency for Arab composers.

Shakespeare’s Globe and Glyndebourne collaborate on Hamlet event

Shakespeare’s Globe and Glyndebourne have announced a one-off event which will examine the appeal of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Music Business Worldwide

Facebook set to Challenge YOUTUBE and Spotify with ‘comprehensive music strategy’

‘The prospect of Facebook taking on the likes of Spotify and YouTube in the world of music streaming is no longer a matter of ‘if’ – it’s a matter of ‘when’.

WOSU

Taking Classical Music to Contemporary and Unusual Spaces

After completing the more-than-7-mile trek up a dormant volcano in Kruzof Island, Alaska, Bailey performed Bach on his fiber carbon cello.

BBC News Beat

The music video that changes each time you click play

This Manchester band’s new music video is configured so that you’ll never see the same thing twice.

Klassik.com

Schleswig-Holstein: 6 Millionen Euro für Sanierung der Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck

Das Land Schleswig-Holstein greift der Stadt Lübeck bei der Sanierung der Musik- und Kongresshalle mit weiteren bis zu sechs Millionen Euro unter die Arme.

Neue Musikzeitung

Die Stones kommen an der Freiburger Universität ins Archiv

Vor 55 Jahren haben sich die Rolling Stones gegründet. Die britische Rockband hat seither Musikgeschichte geschrieben. Nun kommen die Stones in Freiburg an die Universität: Die Hochschule beherbergt ihren Angaben zufolge künftig eines der weltweit ersten und größten Rolling-Stones-Archive.

Musik Heute

Bis zwölf Jahre Wartezeit für ein Abo: Wiener Philharmoniker werden 175

Die Wiener Philharmoniker sind gefragt wie nie. Allein im März haben die Musiker in den USA, in Deutschland, in Wien und in Paris mehr als zehn Vorstellungen. Am (heutigen) Dienstag feiert das renommierte Orchester sein 175. Jubiläum.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Boykott von Brexit-Befürwortern?

Der “Iron Maiden”-Sänger Bruce Dickinson will unbedingt raus aus der EU. Wenn Rock-Idole für den Brexit stimmen, geraten Fans in eine Zwickmühle.

Classical Source

Tudor Mass experience created in chapel visited by Henry VIII, for the first time in nearly 500 years

The unique sound of a Tudor Lady Mass has been created for the chapel where Henry VIII would have heard it, almost 500 years ago.

Neue Zurcher Zeitung

Mendelssohn: Romantiker oder Protestant?

Noch heute wird hauptsächlich der Romantiker Mendelssohn bewundert – der protestantische Kirchenmusik-Komponist hat es schwer. Das Freiburger Barockorchester versucht unter Pablo Heras-Casado den Brückenschlag.

Le Monde

Le chef d’orchestre Louis Frémaux est mort à 95 ans

Prédécesseur de Simon Rattle à l’Orchestre symphonique de Birmingham, il a porté la musique française en terre britannique.

Le Figaro

Trois questions à…Pascal Nègre

Seigneur de la pop, du rap, de l’électro et du rock, Pascal Nègre impose à nouveau son jeu, un an après son départ forcé d’Universal Music France.

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BBC Music Magazine  Is Britain really at the forefront of choral music? makes the argument for a new approach

Music History   in 1842 First official performance of the Orchestra

Image: WOSU

(Written on March 28, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Vale of Glamorgan Festival launches composer scheme, Paul Rissmann aims to demystify what is often seen as the most elitist of musical forms, and Philip Glass reflects on a life well composed. Also, the Strand Cruise goes classical on the Ayeyarwady River, and National Symphony Orchestra executive director is stepping down at the end of the year.

Classical Music Magazine

Vale of Glamorgan Festival launches composer scheme

The Vale of Glamorgan Festival is launching a new programme for aspiring composers in partnership with Cardiff University School of Music.

The Telegraph

The man who will make you love opera

Paul Rissmann aims to demystify what is often seen as the most elitist of musical forms: opera, using the example of Glyndebourne’s current production of Don Giovanni.

Chicago Tribune

Philip Glass, winner of 2016 Tribune Literary Award, reflects on a life well composed

Philip Glass finds it a nifty coincidence that both he and Bob Dylan won major literary prizes this year — remarkable, considering that neither American music icon considers himself a writer.

EugeneWeekly.com

The New Classical

A new season, new cellist and new album featuring new music: Eugene’s Delgani String Quartet just keeps refuting the outdated notion that classical music is all about old stuff.

Cruise News UK

Strand Cruise goes classical on the Ayeyarwady River

The Strand Cruise welcomes on board eight classical musicians in February 2017, including artists from the famous Opéra de Paris and Orchestre de Paris, for an intimate four-night musical cruise over St. Valentine’s Day.

The Washington Post

National Symphony Orchestra executive director to step down

Rita Shapiro, the executive director of the National Symphony Orchestra for 15 years, is stepping down at the end of the calendar year, the orchestra has announced.

Aftenposten

Er fioliner mer kulturelle enn klarinetter?

Regjeringen ønsker å avvikle to av forsvarskorpsene. De utgjør eliten som er nødvendig for at bredden av norske musikkorps skal fungere.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Das Comeback des Analogen im digitalen Kosmos

Mitten in der umfassenden Digitalisierung der Welt haben Vinyl-Platten, Kassetten und Polaroidkameras plötzlich wieder Konjunktur. Was steckt dahinter? Bloße Nostalgie?

klassik.com

Sanierung des Theaters Augsburg: Bürgerbegehren so gut wie gescheitert

In Augsburg wird es voraussichtlich keinen Bürgerentscheid über die Renovierung des maroden Theaters geben, das seit einigen Monaten aus Gründen des Brandschutzes komplett geschlossen ist.

Klassik heute

Erste Europatournee des Nationalen Sinfonieorchesters Tatarstan

Das Nationale Sinfonieorchester Tatarstan unternimmt im Dezember seine erste Europatournee. Unter der Leitung seines Chefdirigenten Alexander Sladkovsky wird das renommierte russische Orchester in Bratislava, Kufstein, Linz, Wien, Basel und Karlsruhe auftreten.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews New electronic opera, Heresy, premieres in Dublin

klassik.com @klassikcom Nachwuchspreise der Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vergeben

kulturradio vom rbb @Kulturradio_rbb Auswärtiges Amt rechtfertigt Absage von “Aghet” in Istanbul

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Paul Rissmann. Photograper: Andrew Crowley.

(Written on October 27, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news round-up, Pittsburgh Symphony cancelled more shows due to the ongoing strike of its musicians. An English cello bow by James Tubbs, which was presumed to have been in the possession of Jacqueline du Pré, has been withdrawn from auction due to a lack of ‘confidence’ in its provenance. The 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, which is currently taking place in Poland, has announced its 13 semi-finalists. In addition, Caroline Dollimore has been appointed the Director of Publicity of Atlantic Records UK, effective November 2016.

The Times

Pittsburgh Symphony cancels more shows due to strike

Due to the ongoing strike by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians, additional symphony concerts through Nov. 18 have been canceled. The musicians’ union went on strike last month after unanimously rejecting calls for 15 percent pay cuts.

The Strad

Jacqueline du Pré cello bow withdrawn from sale due to doubt over provenance

An English cello bow by James Tubbs, ‘presumed to have been in the possession of Jacqueline du Pré’, has been withdrawn from auction due to a lack of ‘confidence’ in its provenance. The bow was to be sold by Tarisio in London this October with a sale price estimate of £20,000-£30,000.

2016 International Wieniawski Violin Competition names 13 semi-finalists

The 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, taking place from 8-23 October in Poznań, Poland, has named the 13 candidates selected to progress to the semi-finals.

Opera Now Magazine

Glyndebourne announces winners of new awards for young singers

Glyndebourne has announced the winners of two new biennial awards for young singers, launched to mark 30 years since the creation of its education department. The Gus Christie Award is for a young singer who has demonstrated outstanding vocal talent, while the Bill Weston Young Singers Award is for a promising singer who would benefit from financial support to continue their development.

Music Business Worldwide

Caroline Dollimore Named Director of Publicity at Atlantic Records UK

Atlantic Records UK announced the appointment of Caroline Dollimore as Director of Publicity, effective November 2016. Reporting to General Manager Mark Mitchell, Dollimore will oversee the strategic direction for all artist publicity campaigns on Atlantic’s roster.

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong group to strip down operas and bring them to the people

A new non-profit opera company in Hong Kong will soon be producing condensed versions of Western classical operas away from the formality of concert halls so that more people may be lured by the genre’s passion and music.

Musik Heute

Bamberger Symphoniker: Intendant Axt bleibt bis 2023

Der Intendant der Bamberger Symphoniker, Marcus Rudolf Axt (42), bekommt eine zweite Amtszeit. Der Stiftungsrat habe die Verlängerung seines Vertrages bis 2023 unterzeichnet, teilte das Orchester am Montag mit. Axt war 2013 mit einem Fünfjahresvertrag angetreten.

Berliner Morgenpost

Manacorda wird nicht neuer Generalmusikdirektor

Die Suche nach einem neuen Generalmusikdirektor an der Komischen Oper Berlin geht weiter. Das Orchester des Hauses hat sich gegen die Postenvergabe an Antonello Manacorda ausgesprochen.

RBB Kulturradio

Hans Pischner ist tot

Der frühere Intendant der Staatsoper Unter den Linden starb am vergangenen Samstag im Alter von 102 Jahren. Die Staatsoper führte Pischner in der DDR auch gegen kulturpolitische Widerstände sei es als stellvertretender Minister für Kultur oder später als Vizepräsident der Akademie der Künste.

Klassik.com

Schweizerischer Nationalfonds fördert Webern-Ausgabe mit 1,3 Millionen Franken

Bei dem Editionsprojekt handelt es sich um eine hybride Ausgabe, die sowohl im Druck erscheint wie auch digital zugänglich ist. Das Open-Access-Projekt enthält nicht nur Weberns gedruckte Werke, sondern auch frühe Fassungen, Jugend- und Studienkompositionen, Skizzen, Fragmente sowie Bearbeitungen.

Twitter

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(Written on October 18, 2016 )