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In today’s news: Gove and Osbourne visit opera on German holiday, PRS for Music supports Gramophone classical music awards, and classical voice types de-mystified. Elbphilharmonie reopens after summer break, start of Lucerne festival, and “Troubadou” premiere in Erfurt cancelled after thunderstorm.

The Guardian

Epic night out: Gove and Osbourne visit opera on German holiday

Former cabinet colleagues spend summer break together enjoying Wagner’s Ring Cycle and its stories of power and betrayal.

M-Magazine

PRS for Music supports Gramophone classical music awards

UK collecting societies PRS for Music and PPL are presenting the Special Achievement Award at the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

Music Industries Association

Learning music helps Birmingham kids hit a happy note, music charity finds

Three-quarters (75%) of Birmingham school children say they feel happier as a result of learning to play a musical instrument, the city’s largest music education provider has found.

Classical Music

Classical voice types de-mystified

How do you cast an opera? Mostly by voice – but which voice? George Hall investigates.

Evening Standard

Cereal Killer the musical… and ten other weird and wacky musicals

A round-up of the strangest subjects made into musicals.

Limelight

Opera Australia to recreate the original Evita in 2018

Hal Prince will oversee the original Broadway and West End production at the Sydney Opera House next year.

Pizzicato

Michael Sakir named Music Director for Opera Memphis

Opera Memphis has announced American conductor Michael Sakir as its new Music Director.

Klassik.com

Treppen der Elbphilharmonie überarbeitet

Die Elbphilharmonie hat nach dreiwöchiger Sommerpause ihre Türen in überarbeiteter Gestalt wieder geöffnet.

Klassik Heute

Heute beginnt das Festival Lucerne Festival – Sommer 2017.

Das Motto des Festivals 2017 lautet in diesem Jahr “Identität.”

Musik Heute

Gewitter sorgt für Abbruch von “Troubadour”-Premiere

Die Premiere von Giuseppe Verdis Oper “Der Troubadour” bei den Domstufen-Festspielen in Erfurt ist ins Wasser gefallen.

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News: Bariton Máté Sólyom-Nagy, Ensemblemitglied des , ist seit 9. August „Kammersänger“

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(Written on August 11, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, a recent brain scan study provides clues how music pieces can evoke goosebumps, the voting for the 2016 Artist of the Year in the Gramophone Classical Music Awards is now open, and the Bachfest Leipzig attracted more international visitors than ever. Also, Winston-Salem Symphony appoints Art Bloom as their chief operating officer and grass artist creates colossal portrait of Beethoven.

The Guardian

Breakthrough in understanding the chills and thrills of musical rapture

How certain pieces of music send tingles up the spine has stumped researchers for centuries, but a recent brain scan study may have provided some clues.

Mothers of invention: the women who pioneered electronic music

A new festival celebrates Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel and other female synth wizards.

Peter Moores’ operatic philanthropy

While Bill Harpe’s obituary for Peter Moores (Other lives, 18 June) covers some of this remarkable philanthropist’s achievements, much is missing.

The New York Times

Leading the Orchestra, an Outsider Invited In

Kazem Abdullah, general music director in Aachen, Germany, who was born in Indianapolis and grew up in Washington and Dayton, Ohio, said he would like to return to the United States next year after his contract in Germany is up. The only problem, he said, is that he is most likely to find his opportunities limited in part because of his outsider status as an African-American, and a Muslim, in the world of classical music.

Beethoven in the grass

There is no question that Ludwig van Beethoven was a larger-than-life figure, one of the greatest composers of all time. And at the edge of the Catskills, Beethoven is very big indeed. The canvas is a huge field where cows once grazed. The artist is a man who was inspired while listening to Beethoven’s piano sonatas on long-playing records that he found at a yard sale. His tools include four tractors.

Winston-Salem Journal

Symphony hires short-term chief operating officer

The Winston-Salem Symphony has appointed Art Bloom, a business consultant and former marketing executive, to be its chief operating officer.

Gramophone

Voting for the 2016 Artist of the Year in the Gramophone Classical Music Awards is open

Once again, Gramophone is inviting its readers and visitors to its website to vote for its new Artist of the Year. From a shortlist of 10, drawn up by the magazine’s editors, readers are invited to vote.

Belfast Telegraph

Glastonbury to celebrate David Bowie with first classical music headliner

David Bowie will be celebrated at Glastonbury with the festival’s first ever classical music headliner. American composer Philip Glass’s Heroes Symphony, written in 1996 in homage to Bowie’s 1977 album Heroes, will be brought to life with an immersive laser performance by Chris Levine on the Park Stage on June 25.

The Telegraph

Danielle de Niese: the diva who put the sex into Sussex

The sun is up over Glyndebourne and the first opera lovers begin to arrive in crisp dinner jackets and floor-length ballgowns,  picnic hampers under arms, shawls and furs over shoulders.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Victorian Opera conducts first members-only live stream to celebrate winter solstice 2016

Victorian Opera is hosting its first ever live stream in a one-hour event designed to test its members’ appetite for performances streamed directly to their devices at home or on the move.

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Lego-Oper: Wie man Plastikfiguren zum Singen bringt

Normalerweise inszeniert BR-KLASSIK ja keine Opern, sondern berichtet darüber. Eine Ausnahme gibt es – und die ist aus Lego. Mozarts “Zauberflöte” und Humperdincks “Hänsel und Gretel” gibt es schon als Kurzfilm im Netz, nun kommt ein weiterer Teil dazu: “Aida”.

klassik.com

Basler Regierung fördert Orchester nach neuem Subventionsmodell

Die Stadt Basel hat die Orchesterförderung für die Jahre 2017 bis 2019 festgelegt. Sie erfolgt erstmals nach dem kontrovers diskutierten neuen Modell, nach dem eine unabhängige siebenköpfige Jury aus Musikfachleuten anhand eingereichter Programmkonzepte über die Subventionen entscheidet.

Musik heute

Bachfest Leipzig lockt mehr internationale Besucher an

Das Bachfest Leipzig hat in diesem Jahr so viele internationale Besucher angelockt wie nie zuvor. Karten wurden neben Deutschland in 17 europäische und 16 außereuropäische Länder verkauft.

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MUSIK HEUTE @Musik_Heute Sänger gewinnen Robert-Schumann-Wettbewerb – Kein Klavier-Sieger

WDR 3 @wdr3 Die ganze Woche nur Fußball? Abwechslung mit den WDR 3 Kulturtipps zum Wochenstart:

Top Classical News @topcmnews Berlin & San Francisco Orchestras to perform free concerts for Orlando victims

Giuseppe Verdis "Aida" goes LEGO: BR KLASSIK presenting opera classics in short animation films. Photo credit: BR

Giuseppe Verdis “Aida” goes LEGO: BR KLASSIK presenting opera classics in short animation films. Photo credit: BR

(Written on June 20, 2016 )

Gramophone

Download the new Gramophone Classical Music Awards Podcast

Gramophone discuss the instrumental, orcehstral, early, baroque vocal and opera winners, which is now available to stream or download

The Independent

‘A true visionary’: Sound pioneer Ray Dolby dies aged 80

American inventor Ray Dolby, the audio pioneer and founder of Dolby Laboratories, has died at 80.

Musical Instrument Professional

Barnado’s in Guinness World Record-breaking ocarina ensemble bid

As part of Barnado’s Young Supporters Concert, school children and audience members will attempt to break the Guinness World record for the world’s largest ocarina ensemble.

The Guardian

Ig Nobel prize for discovery that opera is good for a mouse’s heart

Mice given heart transplants survived 20 days longer if they listened to La Traviata

Medici TV

Operalia, 20 years of operatic passion

The famous opera competition Operalia has reached an important milestone, its 20th anniversary. Founder and world renowned Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo takes pride in searching for the voices of tomorrow

BBC Music Magazine

BBC launches vote for the greatest film soundtrack of all time

The BBC has invited audiences to vote for their favourite film soundtrack of all time as part of its Sound Of Cinema season

Crescendo

Alban Gerhardt: Bach am Bahnhof

Um klassische Musik den Menschen näherzubringen, reist der Weltklasse-Cellist durch Deutschland. Mit dem Zug. Er konzertiert an Bahnhöfen, im Trubel des Reiseverkehrs

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(Written on September 13, 2013 )

Classic FM Online

John Williams exhibition to open in Hollywood

John Williams is to be the subject of a new exhibition at the Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles, beginning this weekend

Debussy Google Doodle boosts music sales

After Google featured Debussy’s dreamy Clair de lune as an animated Google Doodle, sales of the track have soared on iTunes

Gareth Malone’s new choir covers Death Grips song

Gareth Malone’s new choir, Voices, have released a taster from their new album – a choral cover of experimental hip-hop duo Death Grips’ song, ‘Guillotine’

Gramophone

LA Philharmonic celebrates 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall

A series of special events feature Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yo-Yo Ma, Leif Ove Andsnes and Julie Andrews

Paul McCreesh and his Gabriele musicians to release Britten’s War Requiem

Large-scale recording, featuring 300 performers, is due for release on September 2 on Signum Classics/Winged Lion

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 category winners revealed!

Read full reviews and listen to tracks from each of the winners

The Times

Simon Callow on getting inside the head of Richard Wagner

Simon Callow sees Wagner’s life as an energetic one-man show

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Ausstellung “Unternehmen Oper”

Digitale Desdemona: Bertelsmann zeigt Einblicke ins Ricordi-Archiv

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The Times

(Written on August 29, 2013 )

The Telegraph

Why young people still care about classical music

Ivan Hewett is cheered to find that the young people attending the Institute of Ideas Academy had an appetite for the serious and the sublime.

The Guardian

Ring cycle day four: every one of my preconceptions has been proved wrong

Sara Mohr-Pietsch realises you don’t need to be an expert to tackle Wagner’s Ring cycle

Daily Mail

‘I’m on cloud nine!’: Delight of virtuoso after £1.2m violin stolen while she bought a sandwich in Pret is found in the Midlands three years after it disappeared

A violin worth more than £1.2million stolen from a brilliant musician when she stopped for a £2.95 Pret A Manger sandwich has been recovered three years after it disappeared.

Classic FM

Opera surprises diners in new show

Opera is on the menu in a new musical production that’s setting stomachs rumbling at Tête à Tête festival.

Gustavo Dudamel reveals debut album with Berlin Philharmonic

Marking the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’ birthday in 2014, the conductor’s latest recording features some of the composer’s best-known works.

Gramophone

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 shortlist revealed!

Read reviews of all 66 shortlisted recordings in our free digital magazine

Die Zeit

Die persönliche Note

Jeder Pianist spielt anders – selbst wenn man den Unterschied nicht hört.

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Classic FM

(Written on July 30, 2013 )