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In today’s news:  RAM announces donations of £30m to renovate main building, how to harness the power of music to fight dementia, ENO boss sets out plans to make the art form more appealing. Public prosecutor’s office dismissed the case of Tiroler Festspiele Erl as being unfounded, an International composition competition on the occasion of 200th birthday of Karl Max to be established by Birmingham contemporary Music Group, Karl Marx Ausstellungsgesellschaft Trier, Kammermusikalischen Vereinigung Trier and Hessischer Rundfunk and the Music Festival “Unerhörtes Mitteldeutschland” in Halle presents 57 rarely performed composers.

Financial Times

UK’s Royal Academy of Music renovated with £30m in donations

The Royal Academy of Music will on Monday announce that philanthropists have donated almost £30m to the world-class conservatoire, enabling it to renovate its historic building in central London without any public funding.

How to harness music to fight dementia

It is a cold morning in a church hall in Croydon, south London, and Peter Edwards is warming up his singers with some call-and-response exercises. But this is no ordinary choir: the participants are dementia sufferers, enjoying a final session before an appearance at Buckingham Palace.

The Guardian

English National Opera’s new boss lays out his plans to broaden the appeal of what many still see as a niche art form

ENO’s Stuart Murphy was 15 when he first played in an opera orchestra – The Magic Flute. But it’s the first rehearsal he remembers most vividly: the performers sang, and then spoke, and then sang again.

Rhinegold

Daniel Barenboim signs new contract with Deutsche Grammophon

He will work with the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Staatsoper unter den Linden, the Boulez Ensemble and members of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, with many recording sessions taking place in the the Boulez Saal.

Independent

Illegal streaming sees music and sports organisations flood High Court with copyright claims

Music and sports bodies are flooding the High Court with copyright claims to combat the rise of illegal streaming, new research shows. Music licensing company Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) brought the most copyright cases in 2017, with 88.

Limelight

Stuart Skelton to headline Brisbane Festival as Peter Grimes

For its first major event of 2018, Brisbane Festival has announced that Australian-born, international star Heldentenor Stuart Skelton will travel to Queensland for two semi-staged concerts of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes – the first time he’s performed his signature role in Australia since Neil Armfield’s 2009 production for Opera Australia.

klassik.com

Festspiele Erl: Staatsanwaltschaft sieht Anzeige als unbegründet an

Die Staatsanwaltschaft hat im Fall der Vorwürfe gegen die Tiroler Festspiele Erl die Anzeige geprüft, sie wird den Vorwürfen nicht weiter nachgehen. Der im Februar durch die Internet-Veröffentlichungen eines Journalisten aufgekommene Verdacht auf “moderne Sklaverei” sei unbegründet. Das Verhalten der Festspiele und ihres Intendanten Gustav Kuhn sei “einwandfrei”, so die Behörden.

Klassik Heute

Internationaler Kompositionswettbewerb zum 200. Geburtstag von Karl Marx

Anlässlich des 200. Geburtstag von Karl Marx hat sich die Birmingham Contemporary Music Group mit der Karl Marx Ausstellungsgesellschaft Trier, der Kammermusikalischen Vereinigung Trier und dem Hessischen Rundfunk zusammengeschlossen, um einen Internationalen Kompositionswettbewerb auszurufen.

Welt

Die Klassik ist tot? Es lebe die Klassik!

Dich, leere Halle, grüß ich wieder! Es wird viel gejammert über das Ende der klassischen Musik. Warum das Quatsch ist, warum die Elphi kein Modell für die Zukunft ist, was sich ändern muss.

nmz

Steinmeier zeichnet hessische Musikvereine aus

Zwei hessische Musikvereine haben aus Händen von Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier eine hohe Auszeichnung erhalten.

«Unerhörtes Mitteldeutschland» hat 57 Komponisten im Programm

Unbekannte Melodien stehen immer im Mittelpunkt: Das Musikfest «Unerhörtes Mitteldeutschland» lässt in diesem Jahr Werke von 57 selten gespielten Komponisten erklingen. Neben historischen Vertretern seien auch sieben zeitgenössische Komponisten im Programm, teilten die Veranstalter mit.

Platea Magazine

El Gobierno planea fusionar con un decreto el Teatro Real y el Teatro de la Zarzuela

La noticia ha dejado perplejos a propios y a extraños. Pendiente de su aprobación por el Consejo de Ministros, está ya sobre la mesa un Real Decreto que fusionaría las dos principales instituciones líricas de la capital de España, el Teatro Real y el Teatro de la Zarzuela.

france musique

L’Estonie sera représentée par une soprano à l’Eurovision

Pour la 63e édition du Concours Eurovision de la chanson, qui se déroulera à Lisbonne du 8 au 12 mai 2018, c’est une chanteuse lyrique qui représentera l’Estonie.

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@GramophoneMag: As we edge closer to spring, we look at the 10 greatest sunrises in music… 

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(Written on March 12, 2018 )

In today’s news: Andrew Lloyd Webber says that removal of funding from the subject in schools could become a national scandal and the Cheltenham Music Festival’s Composer Academy is now open for applications. Also, the Oxford Bach Choir has appointed Benjamin Nicholas, director of music at Merton College, Oxford as their principal conductor, commencing October 2018. Nominees for German Musikautorenpreis 2018 were announced and the Liceu and FC Barcelona want to cooperate.

The Times

Composer warns cuts to music lessons endanger community

Andrew Lloyd Webber says that removal of funding from the subject in schools could become a national scandal.

Classical Music

Applications open for Cheltenham Festival Composer Academy

The Cheltenham Music Festival’s Composer Academy is now open for applications.

Choir and Organ

Oxford Bach Choir appoints Benjamin Nicholas as principal conductor

The Oxford Bach Choir has appointed Benjamin Nicholas, director of music at Merton College, Oxford as their principal conductor, commencing October 2018.

The Strad

Cellist Caroline Brown, founder of the Hanover Band, dies aged 64

Period instrument pioneer had been battling rare cancer since 2012.

Classic FM

Meet the composer who was also a suffragette: Ethel Smyth

Ethel Smyth was born in 1858 and rose to become one of the most prominent composers of the time – as well as a leading figure in the movement for women’s suffrage.

nmz

Deutscher Musikautorenpreis 2018: Das sind die Nominierten

Balbina, Prinz Pi, Rammstein sowie Sven-Ingo Koch, David Moss und Enis Rotthoff sind unter den Anwärtern für den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis 2018, der in diesem Jahr Jubiläum feiert. Am 15. März 2018 verleiht die GEMA die begehrte Preisskulptur zum zehnten Mal an herausragende Komponisten und Textdichter.

Musik Heute

Orchester aus Nordkorea zu Olympia nach Südkorea

Trotz Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea hat Südkorea anlässlich der Olympischen Winterspiele in Pyeongchang die Einfahrt eines nordkoreanischen Schiffes mit einem Orchester an Bord erlaubt.

Halle feiert 333. Geburtstag von Händel

Die Stadt Halle feiert 2018 den 333. Geburtstag ihres berühmtesten Sohnes: Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759). In diesem Jahr gibt es Konzerte, Events wie das öffentliche “Happy Birthday”-Singen am Händel-Denkmal sowie Stadtführungen zum Leben und Werk des Barockkomponisten, wie die Stadt am Dienstag mitteilte.

Platea Magazine

El Liceu y el Barça firman un acuerdo de colaboración

La Fundación del Gran Teatre del Liceu y el FC Barcelona firmaron la pasada semana un acuerdo de colaboración para 2018, con el objeto de desarrollar actividades culturales vinculadas a la lírica.

Ramón Tebar y Josu de Solaun proponen un programa íntegramente ruso con la Orquesta de Valencia

Este fin de semana, Ramón Tebar (Valencia, 1978) dirige su segundo concierto como maestro titular de la Orquesta de Valencia.

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Image: Andrew Lloyd Webber © Alan Davidson

(Written on February 7, 2018 )

in todays news: A piece on racial diversity in classical music, Dame Evelyn Glennies residency comes to an end, music royalties go up and Lyric 360 is relaunched. An orchestra playing on broken instruments, how music can shape your dreams and your concentration, Cecilia Bartoli to sing in the Sistine Chapel, all of Brahms works compiled, Joyce DiDonato wins the Händel Prize and how music classes are affecting prisoners in Germany.

The Telegraph

Lawrence Brownlee on race Rossini and ‘injustice’ in Trump’s America

Scroll back half a century and opera was being magnificently swelled by a flood of African American singers. That tide has sadly ebbed now.

Classical Music

Dame Evelyn Glennie concludes King’s Cross residency

Dame Evelyn Glennie will present the product of her 12-month residency at London’s King’s Cross on 22 December.

Teaching Drama

Lyric 360 launched

London’s Lyric Hammersmith and Digital Theatre+ have launched Lyric 360, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Lyric’s The Seagull.

The Strad

Texas cello pedagogue Phyllis Young has died

Cellist was on the Butler School of Music faculty for over 50 years and director of the UT String Project for 35 years.

Billboard

CISAC Music Royalty Collections Grow to $8.4 Billion, even with Youtube and others ‘driving down the value of our works’

CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, which collects data from 239 collection management organisations in 123 countries, reports that music revenue grew to 8.006 billion euros ($8.435 billion) from 7.497 million euros ($7.9 billion), an increase of 6.8 percent.

Popular Science

Music only helps you concentrate if you’re doing the right kind of tasks

If the task requires creativity or mental rotation, music can increase performance.

The Inquirer

A desperate cry for help.’ 400 busted Philly school instruments revived for Symphony for a Broken Orchestra

Su Spina normally plays kettledrums. But when she went to pick up the instrument she’d be playing in the Symphony for a Broken Orchestra — a new composition for 400 amateur and professional musicians all playing broken instruments from the Philadelphia public schools — her options were limited.

Pizzicato

Cecilia Bartoli is the first woman to sing at the Sistine Chapel

Tomorrow, Friday 17, Italian mezzo Cecilia Bartoli will sing ‘Beata Viscere’ by the medieval French composer Perotin with the choir of the Sistine Chapel.

Concerti

Vom Einfall bis zum Beifall

In liebevoller Detailarbeit entsteht im hohen Norden Deutschlands eine Ausgabe sämtlicher musikalischer Werke von Johannes Brahms.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Wie Inhaftierte über die Musik neuen Lebensmut fassen

Das Projekt “Musik hinter Gittern” wird in 17 deutschen Gefängnissen angeboten. Es dient nicht nur als Freizeitangebot, sondern ist auch ein Resozialisationsprogramm.

BR Klassik

Verdienste um die Pflege von Händels Musik

Die US-amerikanische Mezzosopranistin Joyce DiDonato erhält den Händel-Preis 2018 der Stadt Halle. Damit sollen “ihre herausragenden Verdienste um die Pflege von Händels Musik” gewürdigt werden, erklärte die Stiftung Händelhaus am Mittwoch.

Schallplattenkritik

Die aktuelle Bestenliste ist da

Der PdSK (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik e.V.) hat die vierte Vierteljahresliste 2017 veröffentlicht. 157 Juroren sichteten die Neuveröffentlichungen des Tonträgermarktes im letzten Quartal, sie nominierten 258 Titel in 32 Kategorien für die Longlist und evaluierten daraus die Siegertitel.

Le Figaro

Comment la musique influence nos rêves et notre sommeil

À l’occasion d’un grand concert donné à la Philharmonie de Paris dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche devant un public venu avec oreillers et couettes, Le Figaro a interrogé Sophie Schwartz, une spécialiste des neurosciences.

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#Today in 1895 Birth of #composer and conductor Paul #Hindemith #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

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(Written on November 16, 2017 )

In today’s news: Orchestra of the Swan announces volunteering opportunities, and Karen Bradley has been reappointed as culture secretary. Plans for new season at the Pierre Boulez Hall Berlin, and Händel Festival in Halle. Yeakwoon Sunwoo wins Van Cliburn Gold Medal, and female brass band raises cash for breast cancer.

Classical Music Magazine

Orchestra of the Swan announces volunteering opportunities

The Orchestra of the Swan (OOTS) is holding an event to enable those interested to learn about volunteering opportunities and the ensemble itself.

Music Week

Karen Bradley reappointed as culture secretary

Karen Bradley has been reappointed as culture secretary in Theresa May’s reshuffled cabinet.

Classic FM

Tokio Myers, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017, speaks exclusively to Classic FM

Pianist Tokio Myers has just been crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 and wowed the judges with his musical mash-ups where Debussy meets Ed Sheeran, and Craig Armstrong meets Hanz Zimmer (sic) and Rag N Bone Man

FAZ

Die Ministerin lässt nicht locker

Die Kampagne der nationalistischen Kulturministerin Miri Regev gegen unliebsame Künstler trifft eine israelische Institution: Das Theaterfestival in Akko droht zu scheitern.

Tagesspiegel

Alles ausprobieren, was möglich ist

Eine Jazz-Reihe von Till Brönner, Musik aus dem Nahen Osten, Szenisches von Robert Wilson: Daniel Barenboim und Ole Baekhoej blicken auf die nächste Saison im Pierre Boulez Saal.

NMZ

Orgelnacht und Messiah – Händel-Festspiele locken Zehntausende an

Halle – Rund 50 000 Musikliebhaber haben in diesem Jahr die Händel-Festspiele in Halle besucht. Insgesamt lockten seit dem 26. Mai rund 100 Veranstaltungen, wie eine Sprecherin des Festivals am Sonntag sagte.

Pizzicato

Yeakwoon Sunwoo Wins Van Cliburn Gold Metal (sic)

The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition announced its winners.

BBC.com

Boobs and Brass: The female band raising cash for breast cancer

In 2006, two friends decided to break the male dominance of the brass band world by forming an all-female band – and called it Boobs and Brass.

Twitter

Help Musicians @HelpMusiciansUK: Jenny Wade discusses the perseverance of women within the electronic music scene. #WomeninMusic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNq91U99Ot0

 

: Wir sind stolz, dass am 24. Juni 2017 die vierte Auflage der in den Geschäften der Qualitätsroute stattfinden kann!

Orgelnacht und Messiah – Händel-Festspiele locken Zehntausende an. Foto: Thomas Ziegler, Presse

 

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(Written on June 12, 2017 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Orchestras and children’s TV producers in line for tax break from Autumn Statement

George Osborne gives unexpected cash boost to firms behind children’s TV shows and opens consultation on orchestra tax relief

Classic FM

Kyung Wha Chung complains about coughing child during ‘tetchy’ comeback concert

During her first London concert in 12 years, the legendary violinist told the parents of a coughing child, ‘Maybe bring her back when she’s older’.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Concert Orchestra announced as associate orchestra of Southbank

The orchestra will open the Southbank’s major 2015 festival, Changing Britain 1945-2015

Classical Source

Jerrold Holdings wins the Hallé’s Corporate Choir Competition

A 20-strong team from Cheadle-based lender, Jerrold Holdings, has been crowned winner of Hallé’s highly contended Corporate Choir Competition, beating off strong competition from Siemens, First Transpennine Express, PZ Cussons, PwC and ITC Luxury Travel.

BBC News Magazine

Who, what, why: How do you stop people coughing during a classical concert?

A world-renowned violinist has berated the parents of a child who coughed during a concert. How do you keep a tickly throat at bay, and does it matter, asks Chris Stokel-Walker.

Zeit Online

Die rührende Hilflosigkeit der Holzwirtschaft

Wolfgang Büchners Entlassung beim “Spiegel” offenbart die Angst der Verlage vor dem Internet.

Die Welt

So komponierten die Musiker, die im Krieg fielen

Im Ersten Weltkrieg verlor eine Goldene Generation von Komponisten ihr Leben.

Klassik.com

NRW: Höhere Vergütung für Musikhochschullehrer?

275.000 Euro für Tariferhöhung im Jahr 2015

Concerti

In der Welt von… WDR Sinfonieorchester

In unserer Reihe „In der Welt von…“ begleiten wir – vernetzt durch Smartphone und Social Media – Künstler auf Reisen, zu spannenden Projekten und besonderen Ereignissen

Le Figaro

Cirkafrika, un équilibre parfait

Sur la pelouse de Reuilly, à Paris, 48 danseurs, musiciens et acrobates reviennent pour un nouveau spectacle qui évoque l’Afrique en mêlant acrobaties, numéros aériens et gospel.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM: How cultural were you in 2014? Test your knowledge with our quiz of the year: http://classfm.co/3KixRH 

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: Good luck @edballsmp! Ed is taking his grade 4 piano today. Says it will be more stressful than #AutumnStatement http://huff.to/1vVb7v9 

Royal Academy Music @RoyalAcadMusic: Academy Manson Ensemble join @Ldn_Sinfonietta for #birtwistlebirthday tonight, http://bit.ly/1q0OjJE 

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With its formula stamped “color, rhythm and good humour,” Cirkafrika conquered the public. Photo: White Rabbit Pictures/Cirque Phenix SSE

(Written on December 5, 2014 )

WildKat PR is delighted to announce that we are going to be working with soprano Caroline MacPhie. Caroline studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Royal Academy of Music and in October 2014 she will be releasing her debut recital disc on Stone Records. The release will be a collection of songs written by, or about, inspirational women.

Caroline is a committed recitalist, and regularly performs with pianist Joseph Middleton, who joins her on this disc. Together they have recorded works by Poulenc, Wolf, Strauss as well as a few new commissions.

She gave her Wigmore Hall debut in 2011 and has performed with Southbank Sinfonia, Philharmonia, the Hallé and many more. On the operatic stage she has performed with Opera Project, Opéra National de Lyon, Silent Opera, Scottish Opera, and Royal Opera House at the Linbury Theatre.

You can keep up to date with Caroline’s performances and CD news over on Twitter.

Image credit: Alex Rumford

Image credit: Alex Rumford

(Written on March 25, 2014 )

Gramophone

Sir Mark Elder renews contract at Hallé until at least 2020

Sir Mark Elder has renewed his contract with Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra, extending their much-praised partnership through until at least 2020.

Classical Music Magazine

Google warned of legal action over failure to stamp out music piracy sites

UK recording industry body the BPI has announced issuing its 50-millionth ‘take down’ notice to Google seeking the removal from search results of illegal links to illegal music sites. “It’s time for Google to be held to the same standards of behaviour as everyone else. It has enormous power as a gatekeeper to the Internet. If it won’t choose to behave ethically and responsibly, it’s time for governments and regulators to take action,”  says BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor.

Music Education Hubs ‘have done little to improve’ music education, finds Ofsted

Music education hubs have done little to improve the range in quality of music education across England, says a report released by Ofsted which urges hub leaders to act more as ‘champions, leaders and expert partners’.

Classic FM Online

Classical music fans more likely to be entrepreneurs

A digital advertising intelligence provider’s new survey concludes that classical music fans are more likely to investigate taking out a small business loan than fans of rock, jazz and folk, suggesting they’re more inclined to set up business on their own.

UK City of Culture 2017: Hull’s bid chosen

Beating Dundee, Swansea and Leicester to the title, Hull’s bid promises £15million of cultural events for the city

Bloomberg Business Week

N.Y. City Opera wins permission to sell some assets 

New York City Opera, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, won court approval to auction some assets, including costumes, wigs, props and about 60 musical instruments.

Berliner Zeitung

Das Jenseits ist völlig exotisch

Der Dirigent Marek Janowski hat den Rundfunkchor Berlin in die Philharmonie gebeten, nicht um mit dem Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin gemeinsam zu musizieren, sondern zunächst, um fünfundzwanzig Minuten lang allein fünf Bruckner-Motetten zu singen – mit gedanklicher Grazie und handwerklicher Eleganz.

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(Written on November 21, 2013 )

The Telegraph

Obscure rule wrecks boy’s Last Night of Proms dream

Young chorister replaced at last minute after BBC falls foul of law banning under-13s on TV

Bellini opera fragment found in Spain

Rare fragment of an opera score handwritten by 19th century Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini found in Spain

The Guardian

Tchaikovsky was not gay, says Russian culture minister

Vladimir Medinsky says there is no evidence to suggest Swan Lake composer was gay as film biopic ignores his sexuality

Gramophone’s top prize goes to record honouring Columbia astronauts

Other winners in classical music magazine’s awards included guitarist Julian Bream, pianist Steven Osborne and Mark Elder and the Hallé

Music Week

Vince Cable admits “the creative industries are undervalued”

UK Music’s Jo Dipple put it to Business Secretary Vince Cable that music is being undervalued by Government in the national accounts at a Liberal Democrat Conference in Glasgow

Ballet News

Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri of The Sarasota Ballet to Participate in the 2013 Ashton Symposium in London

The one-day symposium will focus on the role of Ashton’s works today and into the future. Discussing their expertise in staging Ashton ballets, Webb and Barbieri are excited to be part of this important event

PR News

Here’s How to Unlock The PR Value of Integrated Communications

PR departments and agencies are increasingly working with the marketing, advertising, digital and design disciplines to create a well-rounded message that clicks on all cylinders

Der Tagesspiegel

Nach dem Fest ist vor dem Fest

Kann Berlin als Musikstadt mit den anderen Metropolen mithalten? Hat sich das Programm des Musikfests bewährt? Und wie schlugen sich die Berliner Orchester im Vergleich mit den Gästen?

The Guardian

The Guardian

(Written on September 19, 2013 )

Classic FM Online

New season at the LSO

After a successful summer residency in Aix-en-Provence, the LSO will be back in town from September

G4’s Mike Christie on writing his first opera

He found fame as part of the pop-opera quartet and X Factor stars G4, but Mike Christie has now gone on to something something quite different – writing his own opera

Artist of the week – Valentina Lisitsa

Valentina Lisitsa is one of the most frequently viewed pianists on YouTube, who sold out her debut performance at the Royal Albert Hall after attracting an internet fan base of millions

Gramophone

Sir Kenneth Branagh named campaign patron for Hallé St Peter’s

The actor and director lends his support to the Hallé’s new rehearsal, recording and education venue as the second phase of development begins

Opus Arte to release album commemorating Susan Chilcott

The album, featuring a number of previously unheard recordings, marks 10 years since the soprano’s death in 2003

Britten’s canticles inspire Glyndebourne’s imaginative new chamber opera

‘Wakening Shadow’ to run alongside stunning revival of ‘Billy Budd’

The Telegraph

Ivan Hewett’s Classic 50 No 34: Berlioz – Au cimetière, from Les nuits d’été

The latest in Ivan Hewett’s 50-part series on short works by the world’s greatest composers

Classical Music Magazine

Chicago Symphony offers free Verdi stream

Chicago Symphony Orchestra is offering a global audience free tickets to its sold-out concert on 10 October

Kohlberg & Co drops Steinway bid after Paulson makes rival offer

Private equity group Kohlberg & Co has dropped out of the bidding process for Steinway Musical Instruments, after it emerged that hedge fund manager John Paulson had made a higher offer for the grand piano maker

Die Zeit

Ein ziemlich revolutionärer Vorgang

Einschafen, kotzen, heulen: Zwei Tage bei den Festspielen in Bayreuth zwischen Hummerwürsten, Rattenkindern und ewiger Todessehnsucht.

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Classical Music Magazine

(Written on August 15, 2013 )

New York Times

A Wild Ride Through Stravinsky’s Early Years

Bard Musical Festival celebrates ‘Stravinsky and His World’

The Guardian

Music Worlds collide in first Urban Prom

Hip-hop acts including Laura Mvula, Fazer and Wretch 32 to perform with BBC Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall

Steinway plays the waiting game

Despite agreeing to be bought by private equity firm Kohlberg, a better offer has now been made for 160-year-old piano maker

The Times

Angel Blue: from beauty queen to opera star

Beauty contests (‘you make astonishing money’) helped Angel Blue to finance her classical music studies at UCLA

Classic FM Online

John Williams confirms first non-Spielberg score in 8 years

John Williams will score the film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief, directed by Brian Percival

Linsdsey Stirling takes on Star Wars in new video

Violinist Lindsey Stirling has collaborated with a cappella singer and internet star Peter Hollens on a brand new medley of John Williams’ music from the Star Wars movies

Gramophone

Sir Kenneth Branagh named campaign patron for Hallé St Peter’s

The actor and director lends his support to the Hallé’s new rehearsal, recording and education venue as the second phase of development begins

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Für die Metropolitan Opera war sie zu gut

Regina Resnik war eine der epochalen Figuren des Operngesangs. Geradezu legendär war sie als Carmen. Jetzt ist sie im Alter von neunzig Jahren in New York gestorben

Urban Prom rehearsals

The Guardian

(Written on August 13, 2013 )