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In today’s news: Oboist Nicholas Daniel performs Britten in the middle of a boating lake, the winners of the 2017 St Magnus Composers Competition are announced, composition for the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and how to cope with the pressures of life as a soloist.

The Guardian

Britten’s water music: recreating a world premiere with midges, vintage cars and an iPad

Oboist Nicholas Daniel loves Britten and his Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. But why is he performing them on a punt in the middle of a boating lake?

Classical Music Magazine

Winners of 2017 St Magnus Composers Competition announced

Andra Patterson and George Stevenson were jointly awarded the first prize for the over 18 category, and Gareth Flett and Joseph Rognvald Pickering won first prize for the under 18 category.

Classic FM

An incredibly poignant composition for the victims of the Grenfell tower tragedy – for 20 cellos and piano

As London mourns those lost in the Grenfell Tower fire, young composer Thomas Hewitt Jones has been moved to put pen to manuscript and compose a piece of music.

The Violin Channel

New Guinness World Record Set for Fastest Piano Playing Fingers

Portuguese-American pianist Domingos-Antonio Gomes has set a new Guinness World Record for the most piano keys hit in one minute

The Strad

How I cope with the pressures of life as a soloist – Jordi Savall

The viola da gamba player and conductor advocates concentrating on the little things rather than stressing about the whole

Pizzicato

Film composer wins Shostakovich Prize

Russian film composer Eduard Artemyev, as well as film director Nikita Mikhalkov were awarded the Shostakovich Prize on Saturday evening at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

Der Tagesspiegel

Berlin zahlt Sing-Akademie 11,37 Millionen

Viel Geld für die Sing-Akademie: Der Chor wird vom Land für sein ehemaliges Gebäude Unter den Linden entschädigt. Das Abgeordnetenhaus hat jetzt die Einigung gebilligt.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Der größte Komponist seiner Zeit

Der Todestag von Georg Philipp Telemann jährt sich zum zweihundertfünfzigsten Mal. Siegbert Rampes exzellente Biographie erzählt vom Ansehen eines Komponisten, das selbst über Eheskandale erhaben war.

neue musikzeitung

Lichtspielszenen zwischen Wald und Meer – Wim Wenders’ Operndebüt mit Bizets, Perlenfischern“ an der Staatsoper

Gerade diese Oper zu inszenieren, war Wenders’ expliziter Wunsch – da er ihre Musik so liebt.

El Mundo

La intimidad de los grandes del ‘jazz’

Un libro recoge las imágenes del francés Jean- Pierre Leloir, que fotografió a corta distancia a las grandes figuras del ‘swing’ de los años 50 y 60

Los Angeles Times

Evolution, revolution, smevolution: The future of classical music

Classical music may be the art of the sublime, liquid architecture and all the rest, but it has nonetheless always been a long-suffering kingdom of kvetching.

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in 1902 Birth of American and conductor Antonia

Classic FM: ‘In Memoriam: Grenfell’, by composer Thomas Hewitt Jones.

(Written on June 26, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian discusses the advantages of a chamber orchestra and ABO/Rhinegold awards announced. Also, Frank Peter Zimmermann receives a Stradivarius on loan and Kansai Jazz act sets Guinness record

Classical Music Magazine

ABO/Rhinegold awards presented to ‘backstage heroes’

The fifth annual ABO/Rhinegold awards were announced on 20 January at Birmingham’s Town Hall. The awards were presented at the ABO conference dinner by Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor

The Guardian

The chamber orchestra: why small is beautiful

Mozart, Brahms and Schumann all worked with, and wrote for, chamber orchestras, whose compact size is a huge advantage to composers and audiences alike. Why do we neglect them today?

The Strad

Frank Peter Zimmermann receives ‘General Dupont’, ‘Grumiaux’ Stradivarius on long-term loan

The Chinese owner of the ‘General Dupont’, ‘Grumiaux’ Stradivarius has agreed to loan the instrument to violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann for an initial period of two years

The Japan Times

Kansai jazz act Golden Senior Trio sets Guinness record as the world’s oldest

OSAKA – After more than 60 years of passion for jazz music, a Japanese jazz trio has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the band with the world’s oldest average age — 83 years

Musik heute

Plácido Domingo wird 75 – “Tenorissimo” feiert im Fußballstadion

Madrid – Ruhe gönnt er sich nicht: Plácido Domingo, der am (heutigen) Donnerstag 75 Jahre alt wird

NMZ

Berliner Festival Maerzmusik macht Zeit zum Thema

Das Berliner Festival Maerzmusik setzt sich dieses Jahr erneut mit Fragen der Zeit auseinander

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Una Corda, die Neuerfindung des Klaviers?

Das Una Corda ist ein Klavier, bei dem jede Taste nur einer Saite zugeordnet ist. Entwickelt wurde es von dem Instrumentenbauer David Klavins. Auch in einer virtuellen Variante bereichert es die Klavierwelt

France Musique

Le festival d’Aix-en-Provence dévoile son programme 2016

Le festival international d’art lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence a levé le voile sur sa programmation. Pour sa 68e édition, le festival accueillera pour la première fois le cinéaste et metteur en scène Christophe Honoré

Classicalite

Bartlett Sher’s Opera Othello to Air on PBS

It seems that Bartlett Sher is truly everywhere going into 2016. According to the latest gossip news updates, in addition to having his successful revival of The Fiddler on the Roof PBS will soon be airing his take on Verdi’s Othello as well

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Telegraph Music@TeleMusicNews  Gordon Lightfoot will play @RoyalAlbertHall in May, his first UK gigs for decades. See @MartinChilton interview http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/gordon-lightfoot-the-queen-likes-my-canadian-railroad-trilogy-so/

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1896 Death of #baritone Fritz #Arlberg #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Vulture@vulture Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Glenn Frey with a slow, dad-rock cover of “Take It Easy”: http://vult.re/1S6fpKu
c-yamazaki-guinness-jazz-a-20160121-870x565                                 Kansai Jazz act Golden Senior Trio/The Japan Times

(Written on January 21, 2016 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Arts Council Funding decision day summary

English National Opera see funding cut by 29%, 670 arts groups share annual grants totalling 340m a year and only a small increase in funding outside London.

The Independent

English National Opera the biggest loser in Arts Council funding shake-up

The English National Opera was the highest profile loser as its grant was slashed a third in the Arts Council’s three year funding shake up, while concerns were raised over the number of regional organisations to lose funding.

Classic FM

Michael Giacchino reveals pun-heavy Planet of the Apes track listing

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes composer Michael Giacchino’s original score track listing has been revealed, and it’s full of ape and monkey-related puns.

Classical-Music.com

Schubert on the beach

Giant Schubert sand sculpture built for East Neuk Festival

The Indian Express

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan’s sarod goes missing on British Airways flight

The Padma Vibhushan sarod maestro had gone to London along with his wife Subhalaxmi for a performance at Dartington College to celebrate the life of Rabindranth Tagore on June 21 and returned on the night of June 28.

The Ballymena Times

Big Flute Challenge Call

Being held in the province on September 13, the musical extravaganza has real potential to be the World’s biggest event for flautists. Participants will perform together in the Kings Hall Complex in an official attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Flute Ensemble. The current world record is held in Japan and was achieved by 3,742 flautists in 2011.

klassik.com

Mozartfest Würzburg zieht positive Bilanz

Über 25.000 Zuschauer bei Auslastung von 92 Prozent.

klassik.com

Berliner Staatsoper mit Rekordauslastung 2013/14

Insgesamt 183.000 Besucher und 88 Prozent Auslastung im Schiller Theater.

Deutsche Welle

Außenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier wird Schirmherr des Orchestercampus

Zum dritten Mal wird beim Beethovenfest Bonn im September ein Jugendorchester aus der Türkei auftreten. Das sei ist ein wichtiger Beitrag zum Ausbau der kulturellen Beziehungen, so der Minister.

Le Monde

Festival d’Avignon : une forte majorité du personnel vote pour le maintien

Près de 80 % des salariés ont voté mardi pour la tenue d’un « festival militant », avec de possibles actions pendant son déroulement. Le Festival doit commencer vendredi.

 

Twitter

Telegraph Classical: @TeleClassical Jessye Norman: Dress size has nothing to do with opera singing http://tgr.ph/1o6z2B0 

Telegraph Classical: @TeleClassical The Arts Council deserves more credit than it gets http://tgr.ph/1vtnryC 

Barbican Centre: @BarbicanCentre Tip tapping on your keyboard all day? Be more creative… Try Patatap art & music app @Guardian #digitalrevolution http://ow.ly/yDIOc 

A pyrotechnician from Emergency Exit Arts lights a flaming depiction of William Shakespeare during a firework display at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Photograph: SUZANNE PLUNKETT

A pyrotechnician lights a flaming depiction of William Shakespeare during a firework display at the Royal Shakespeare Company marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in Stratford-upon-Avon

(Written on July 2, 2014 )