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In today’s news: new nursery programme aims to transform the lives of children through music, PRS Foundation intends to intensify relationships with Europe ahead of Brexit, Gavin Reid elected as the new chair of the Association of British Orchestras. Also, Grammy and the classical nominations, 2Cellos in the interview and Dmitri Hvorostovsky to be honoured posthumously.

Evening Telegraph

Nursery kids to make a Big Noise in new Dundee music project

Big Noise Douglas, a social change programme that aims to transform the lives of children through music, has launched its brand new nursery programme.

Classical Music

PRS Foundation strengthens relationship with Europe ahead of Brexit

The PRS Foundation has revealed new partnerships intended to strengthen its relationship with promoters and festivals across Europe ahead of Brexit, increasing opportunities for emerging UK artists to break into European markets.

Gavin Reid named as new ABO chair

Gavin Reid, chief executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, has been elected as the new chair of the Association of British Orchestras (ABO). He will succeed Kathryn McDowell, managing director of the London Symphony Orchestra.

The Strad

Classical strings in the 60th Grammy Awards nominations

The Recording Academy unveils nominations for all categories, including nods for Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Augustin Hadelich, Steven Isserlis and Frank Peter Zimmermann.

PR Newswire

Deutsche Grammophon and Tombooks Bring Interactive Music Learning to Revolutionary Education App Tomplay

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, the world’s leading classical music label, and Tombooks, the inventor of interactive sheet music and the Tomplay app, which is revolutionising music education, today announced an agreement allowing the app’s users to experience, play and learn along with the greatest musicians of all time through Deutsche Grammophon’s incomparable repertoire.

Daily Mail

Shocked woman hilariously disrupts classical music concert by yelping at a loud moment

Concertgoers in California were treated to a quite unusual rendition of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird when a woman in the audience let out a yelp of surprise at the performance’s climax.

Los Angeles Times

Grammy spreads the love among classical nominees and sets the stage for a sympathy vote

Who can fathom the inscrutable ways of Grammy when it comes to classical nominations? If there is any pattern in this bunch of nods, it may be the predominance of American composers and organizations in some categories.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

E ist U und U ist E

Die Cellisten Stjepan Hauser und Luka Šulić kannten vom Pop kaum mehr als Michael Jackson. Dann wurden sie zu Rockstars. Die Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Karriere.

neue musikzeitung

Mensch – Netz – Musik: Musikschule mittendrin. Der VdM-Kongress 2017 in Stuttgart

Unter dem Motto „Mensch – Netz – Musik: Musikschule mittendrin“ veranstaltete der Verband deutscher Musikschulen auch 2017 seinen alle zwei Jahre stattfindenden Musikschulkongress. 

concerti

Musikalisches Gedenken

Vom 5. bis zum 11. Dezember findet in München das Musikfest „Im Freien“ statt, das sich dem Gedenken an den Komponisten Wilhelm Killmayer widmet.

France musique

Dmitri Hvorostovsky nommé à titre posthume aux Grammy Awards

La liste des artistes nommés pour la 60e édition des Grammy Awards, qui se tiendra le 28 janvier à New York, vient d’être dévoilée. Parmi eux, figure le baryton Dmitri Hvorostovsky, disparu le 22 novembre 2017.

Platea Magazin

Trifonov, Hannigan, Gergiev y Noseda, entre los nominados a los Grammy en las categorías de música clásica

La Recording Academy ha dado a conocer sus nominaciones para la 60 edición de los Premios Grammy, cuya entrega está prevista el próximo 28 de enero de 2018.

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 Whose performances had you spellbound? What new work, project or event inspired you? Who or what has made a difference to the way you think, feel, understand and listen to classical music?

Image: Patricia Kopatchinskaja photographed for the Death & The Maiden album on Alpha Classics © The Strad

(Written on November 29, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, pianist Davide Martello performers outside the Bataclan in Paris and La Scala had to cancel the ballet ‘L’histore de Manon’ due to a technicians’ strike. Also, conductor Alondra de la Parra is to be Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s first music director and the London Philharmonic Orchestra joins Classical Live

Classic FM

A pianist’s spontaneous performance outside the Bataclan concert hall becomes one of the most shared responses to the Paris attacks

German pianist Davide Martello took to his piano after the attacks in the city which have left at least 129 people dead

Classical Music Magazine

Strike at La Scala

A technicians’ strike on 12 November forced La Scala to cancel the first night of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon

International Arts Manager

Alondra de la Parra joins QSO as music director

Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) has appointed Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra as its first ever music director. She will combine the roles of chief conductor, artistic director and community arts leader

Classical Music Magazine

‘The quality of the music-making is second to none’: MFY Proms 2015

Thousands of young musicians from across the UK will gather in the Royal Albert Hall on 23, 24 and 25 November 2015 to participate in the Music for Youth Proms

Classical Source

London Philharmonic Orchestra joins Classical Live offering exclusive recordings on Google Play

London Philharmonic Orchestra joins Classical Live – a collaboration of some of the world’s leading Orchestras – releasing three brand new recordings through Google Play Music to 58 countries

Gramophone

Robert Craft, Stravinsky expert, conductor and author, has died

Robert Craft, whose name is inextricably linke to that of Igor Stravinsky, has died aged 92.

Klassik Heute

Salzburger Festival “Dialoge” für neue Musik mit dem Motto “Zeit”

Das Mozarteum Salzburg veranstaltet vom 25. bis 29. November wieder das Festival Dialoge mit dem Schwerpunk auf zeitgenössischer Musik. Es steht unter dem Motto „Zeit“

NMZ

Nach Terror in Paris: Konzertabsagen und Ratlosigkeit

So mancher Konzertbesucher dürfte nach dem Terroranschlag von Paris künftig ein mulmiges Gefühl haben. Doch für Sicherheit könne nur der Staat sorgen, sagt Konzertveranstalter Marek Lieberberg

Codex Flores

Markus Huber bleibt GMD in Pforzheim

Der Vertrag von Markus Huber als Generalmusikdirektor der Badischen Philharmonie Pforzheim wurde bis 2020 verlängert. Damit fungiert er auch unter der neuen Intendanz von Thomas Münstermann als Musikalischer Leiter des Theaters Pforzheim

El Pais

La canción de los suicidas

Es un mito que convendría liquidar: seguro que han oído hablar de la canción húngara que tenía el poder de empujar al suicidio, tanto en la versión original —Szomorú vasárnap, es decir, Triste domingo—como traducida a otros idiomas

El Mundo

Paco de Lucía, guitarra ‘cum laude’

La Universidad de Cádiz homenajea al artista en su ciudad natal, Algeciras, en presencia de su primera esposa, su hija y su hermano

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Top Classical News @topcmnews : Performing sculpture: Calder’s mobile comes in for a hammering

Classic FM@ClassicFM : This is music history, according to cats: http://classfm.co/D2p08L

Alondra de la Parra/International Arts Manager

Alondra de la Parra/International Arts Manager

(Written on November 16, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Guardian announces an old manuscript of Igor Stravinsky has been rediscovered and The Times reports of Jonas Kaufmann’s upcoming appearance at the Last Night of the Proms. Also interviews with viola star Maxim Rysanov and Tosca singer Elena Stikhina. As well as this, architect Christoph Nagel reveals his incredible project for a new concert hall in Munich.

The Guardian

Key Igor Stravinsky work found after 100 years

Stephen Walsh, a world expert on the composer, tells how lost score was found in piles of dusty manuscripts

Everyone’s talking about . . . Jonas Kaufmann at the Last Night of the Proms

Rule, Britannia! Or should that be, Herrsche, Gross Britannien!? Next weekend, the superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann becomes the first German singer to perform the patriotic anthem at the Last Night of the Proms.

Gramophone

Exclusive video: The Tallis Scholars pay tribute to Arvo Pärt on his 80th birthday

Admirers of Part’s music were given a special opportunity to appear in this special filmed tribute to the composer.

Amati Magazine

EDITOR’S LUNCH: Maxim Rysanov

The Ukrainian viola star Maxim Rysanov, celebrated for his sweet, powerful tone and his passion for commissioning new works, enjoys a Turkish feast with Jessica Duchen during the 2015 Istanbul Festival

Classical Music Magazine

Representation of women on Edexcel music syllabus: update

Student Jessy McCabe, who started a petition to ensure that women are represented on Edexcel’s next A-level music syllabus, has posted an update on the change.org page.

Klassik.com

Münchener Architekt schlägt unterirdischen Konzertsaal vor

Neuesten Medienberichten zufolge hat der Münchener Architekt Christoph Nagel den Bau eines unterirdischen Konzertsaals unter dem Königsplatz vorgeschlagen. Sein Entwurf sieht ein unterirdisches Musik- und Kulturzentrum vor, das “Kunst, Musik und Geschichte vereint und zugleich spektakuläre Architektur schafft”.

Codex Flores

Verloren geglaubte Strawsinky-Partitur aufgefunden

In einem Stapel alter Manuskripte ist im Konservatorium von St. Petersburg eine Partitur entdeckt worden, von der man glaubte, sie sei unwiederbringlich verloren. Es handelt sich um Strawinskys Grablied (Pogrebal’naya Pesnya) im Andenken an seinen Lehrer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow.

Opernnetz.de

Vermittlerin der Gefühle

Die junge Elena Stikhina hatte nicht geplant, als Opernsängerin ihren Lebensunterhalt zu bestreiten, aber nun singt sie Rollen wie Tosca und Micaela. Auf diesem Weg versucht sie, das Publikum mit großen Gefühlen zu überwältigen – so wie es ihr selbst auch passiert ist.

The Washington Post

The piano: Keys of the future

A piano, it’s said, can emulate an entire orchestra: Its range extends from thunderous fortes to streams of liquid notes. Yet the majority of people who talk about piano sound today are talking about the sound of a single manufacturer: Steinway.

npr

An Unnoticed ‘Happy Birthday’ Draft Gives Singers A Simpler Tune

It may be the most famous song in the world — but you probably don’t know it by the name it was originally called. “Happy Birthday to You,” that little ditty that floats above cakes and candles the world over, was written by Mildred and Patty Hill, two sisters from Louisville, Ky.

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ClassicalToday : Violinist Arnaud Sussmann Awarded Paris Orchestra Play/Direct Prize

Radio Classique: Les étranges photos de à voir au jusqu’au 14 septembre

NYConcert Artists : 2016 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition – For Pianists & Violinists
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For several generations of musicians and music lovers, Steinway has come to represent the acme of piano sound. Photo credit: Scott Suchman for the WP.

 

(Written on September 7, 2015 )

Spears

Best music schools in the world

Spears list their top 8 music schools.

Classic FM

BAFTA Games Awards: soundtrack nominations announced

The nominations for the 2014 BAFTA Games Awards have been announced, with the soundtrack category recognising six different individual scores. One of The Last Of Us’ 10 nominations is for soundtrack – alongside Assassin’s Creed IV, Mario and more.

Gamer plays Tekken with piano keys

Video games and piano enthusiast Geoffrey Guterl has linked up his electric piano to the popular beat ’em up video game Tekken, allowing him to play the game using the piano keys instead of a conventional controller.

Opera Awards 2014 nominations announced: full list

The nominations for the second annual Opera Awards have been announced, with stars such as Andris Nelsons, Simone Young and Sir Mark Elder all up for big gongs.

The Telegraph

Will cinema kill the opera star?

As more opera houses broadcast their productions in the cinema is this the end of live singing, asks Rupert Christiansen.

Dylan Thomas and Igor Stravinsky: an unlikely partnership

The hard-drinking, dishevelled poet and the neat, urbane composer planned to collaborate on an opera. The results could have been magical, says Ivan Hewett.

BBC Music Magazine 

Glasgow Chamber Choir receives sponsorship for Commonwealth Choral Marathon

Glasgow Chamber Choir has received an award of £7,100 from the Celebrate fund towards its Commonwealth Choral Marathon. Taking place in June 2014, the Marathon will see thirty singers perform five concerts over two days at unusual locations, including Glasgow International Airport and the Tall Ship.

Der Tagesspiegel

Stiller Wagemut

Zu Ostern 2013 spielten die Pianistin Martha Argerich und der Dirigent Claudio Abbado gemeinsam zwei Klavierkonzerte von Mozart ein. Durch Abbados Tod wurde die Aufnahme aus Luzern nun zum letzten Dokument einer langen, wunderbaren Künstlerfreundschaft.

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

 

(Written on February 13, 2014 )