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In today’s news: Orchestras for All (OFA) has made a number of changes to its leadership team and a Ballincollig teenager is on her way to becoming a world class conductor as she prepares to take up the baton for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra this summer. Also, testosterone and classical music don’t mix, study finds, and there is a new exhibiton in Brandenburg about ancient music instruments.

BBC News

Can listening to classical music improve your life?

Can a daily dose of classical music change your life? It sounds like an impossibly grand claim, but in my case, the answer has been a resounding yes.

Classical Music

Al Bustan Festival announces 25th anniversary programme

The 25th Al Bustan Festival of Music and the Performing Arts will take place 13 Feb – 21 March at the Al Bustan Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. This year’s event is a celebration of Bach, with concerts ranging from a jazz-themed performance by The Swingles to a recital by Mahan Esfahani.

Orchestras for All announces changes to leadership team

Orchestras for All (OFA) has made a number of changes to its leadership team. Chief executive Marianna Hay, who founded OFA in 2011, has been selected as a fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme.

ArtsHub

Making classical music accessible without dumbing it down

Instead of playing film scores, should the classical music sector focus on more experiential and experimental works in order to reach new audiences?

Mirror

Unless we save our music venues we face the sound of silence

Music fans are being urged to back a new law to stop the closure of live music venues.

Evening Echo

Handing the baton to female conductors

A Ballincollig teenager is on her way to becoming a world class conductor as she prepares to take up the baton for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra this summer.

Limelight

Testosterone and classical music don’t mix, study finds

Researchers in Japan found that higher levels of testosterone in men went hand in hand with lower interest in sophisticated music.

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International Classical Music Awards 2018: The winners

For the 2018 International Classical Music Awards the ICMA Jury has once again selected musicians and organizations that have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements. The independent and international Jury has chosen their favorites from 357 nominated audio and video releases.

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«Archaeomusica»: Der Klang vergangener Jahrtausende

Wie klingen Schwirrhölzer? Welche Klänge entlockten Menschen der Jungsteinzeit Rasseln aus Ton? Eine Ausstellung im Archäologischen Landesmuseum Brandenburg informiert über Musikinstrumente der Vorfahren. Gezeigt werden 500 zum Teil spielbare, rekonstruierte Musikinstrumente.

Klassik.com

Gasteig München: Stadtrat entscheidet sich für Übergangsstandort

Der Ausschuss für Arbeit und Wirtschaft sowie der Kulturausschuss des Münchner Stadtrats haben sich mit großer Mehrheit für einen Übergangsstandort während der Gasteig-Sanierung entschieden.

Musik Heute

Israel Philharmonic: Lahav Shani folgt auf Zubin Mehta

Der israelische Dirigent Lahav Shani wird neuer Musikdirektor des Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv. Er folgt damit auf Maestro Zubin Mehta, der 2019 sein Amt aufgeben wird, wie eine Sprecherin des Orchesters am Donnerstag bestätigte.

Platea Magazine

La Biblioteca de Catalunya edita un libro gratuito sobre el influyente musicólogo Felipe Pedrell

El próximo 31 de enero la Biblioteca de Cataluña presentará el libro gatuito “Felip Pedrell a la Biblioteca de Catalunya”, firmado por Francesc Cortès.

Twitter

Kölner Philharmonie @koelnmusik: Beim Konzert mit dem gestern konnten wir die 18-millionste Besucherin begrüßen! Vielen Dank auch an all die anderen 17.999.999 Besucherinnen und Besucher, die die Kölner Philharmonie zu einem der meistbesuchten Konzerthäuser Europas gemacht haben!

Image: Lahav Shani © Marco Borggreve

(Written on January 18, 2018 )

In the News today: Michael Tilson Thomas Headed for the California hall of Fame, ICMA jury nominates 357 releases for the 2018 awards, UK Government increases exceptional talent visa offer, TfL and Yamaha unveil Tube Pianos and Radio France to host the 4th edition of the International Conductor Competition Evgeny Svetlanov.

International Piano

TfL and Yamaha unveil Tube Pianos

A two-year project, named #Platform88 is underway where three pianos will be installed across the Tube network for passengers to play. The first instalment being placed at Tottenham Court Road station.

Classic FM

Bach on 20 cellos 

Cellist Margarita Balanas plays the famous Bourée from JS Bach’s Cello Suite No. 3 on 20 historic cellos

Classical Music

Government increases exceptional talent visa offer

Double the number of visas will be open to individuals who show promise in technology, science, art and creative industries.

Forbes

How To Make It In The Music Business Today: Improvisation All The Way

Artists today need to know a lot more than they needed to know twenty years ago.

The New York Times

Has all of opera’s gold already been mined? John Adams thinks not.

Hiking in California’s gold country with John Adams, an enfant-terrible-turned-elder-statesman whose new Gold Rush opera is definitely not Puccini’s.

The Washington Post

Noseda’s travels with the NSO, from club to concert hall

New music director Gianandrea Noseda is continuing what amounts to his real inauguration with the National Symphony Orchestra. His program this week was supposed to represent a trip around Europe; but in fact, he led the orchestra around Washington.

San Franscisco Classical Voice

Michael Tilson Thomas Headed for the California Hall of Fame

Amid the much-publicized news of his scheduled stepping down from the music directorship of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas has been selected by California Governor Jerry Brown as an inductee to the California Hall of Fame.

Japan Times

Nintendo’s sound designer Hirozaku Tanaka and his 8-bit revolution

Chip Tanaka’s compositions: the music you didn’t realise you grew up with.

Pizzicato

ICMA Jury nominates 357 releases for the 2018 awards

For the 2018 awards the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 357 audio and video productions (321 in 2017, 364 in 2016) from 120 labels (119 in 2017, 115 in 2016).

Seville Orchestra goes culinary

In honor of Spanish mezzo soprano Teresa Berganza, the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla organizes a royal culinary gala with celebrity chef Kamilla Seidler and Spain’s best sommelier Nuria Espaaaon November 25 at the ballroom of the legendary Hotel Alfonso XIII in seville

Concerti

Musikalische Grenzüberschreitungen

Ende November findet zum vierten Mal cresc… Biennale für Moderne Musik Frankfurt Rhein Main statt. In diesem Jahr steht das Festival unter dem Motto „Transit“

Klassik.com

Französisches Kulturministerium plant einschneidende Maßnahmen im Pariser Musikleben

Die unter dem Titel “Action Publique 2022” zusammengefassten Maßnahmen umfassen in Bezug auf das Musikleben unter anderem eine Fusion des Orchestre de Paris mit der Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris.

Musik Heute

Bregenzer Festspiele 2018 mit Erst- und Uraufführung

Die Bregenzer Festspiele werden im kommenden Jahr mit der Oper “Beatrice Cenci” von Berthold Goldschmidt eröffnet. Die österreichische Erstaufführung wird im Festspielhaus drei Mal gezeigt, teilten die Veranstalter am Donnerstag in Bregenz mit.

France musique

Radio France accueille la 4e édition du Concours de chefs d’orchestre Evgeny Svetlanov

Partenaire de l’évènement, Radio France va accueillir la 4e édition du Concours international de chefs d’orchestre Evgeny Svetlanov.

Platea Magazin

La ciudad de Halle concede el Premio Haendel 2018 a la mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato

El evento tendrá lugar en mayo del año que viene, en un concierto de la propia artista, en el que presentará su último disco In war and peace, en Halle, acompañada de la agrupación Il Pomo d’Oro.

Twitter

Heildelberger Frühling @hdfruehling: Starker Abgang! Unser Musikpreisträger 2017, Klaus Lauer, verabschiedete sich von den Badenweiler Musiktagen mit allen 16 Streichquartetten von an 5 Abenden, gespielt vom ! war für die dabei

Bayerische Staatsoper @bay_staatsoper: Nominations are open! Name your favourite artists for the

 

Source: Rhinegold.co.uk

(Written on November 17, 2017 )

 Classical News

In today’s classical news, in order to raise money for young musicians facing challenging circumstances, National Orchestra for All is inviting members of the public to play as part of a professional orchestra. Winners of International Classical Music Awards 2017 have been announced and applications are now open for the 1st Bartok World International Violin Competition, taking place in Budapest, Hungary, later this year. Festival Ultraschall is underway in Berlin, which this year focuses on the voice, and The Elbphilharmonie’s first piano evening featured Mitsuko Uchida. Also, listen to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin’s recreation of the sounds of Berlin.

Classical Music Magazine

NOFA announces Musical Chairs event details

The National Orchestra for All is offering members of the public the chance to play as part of a professional orchestra and raise money for young musicians facing challenging circumstances.

The Violin Channel

Applications Open for Inaugural Bartok World International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the inaugural 2017 Bartok World International Violin Competition, which is to be held at Budapest, Hungary from September 10th to 17th.

Pizzicato

ICMA Awards 2017: The Winners

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) today announced the winners for 2017.

CMUSE

Berlin orchestra recreates the sounds of the city

Most classical music fans, when asked their opinion of the sound of Berlin, would likely assume you meant the acoustics in the Berlin Philharmonie or the sound of the city’s world famous Berlin Philharmonic. But, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin has different ideas.

The Strad

Man arrested for throwing mobile phone at orchestral musicians

The Madrid Community Orchestra was performing at National Auditorium of Music in Spain when the incident took place.

Music Teacher Magazine

University of Liverpool launches MA course with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

The University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic are launching a new postgraduate course in the business of classical music.

The New York Times

Obama Understood the Power of Art. And He Wanted You to Get It, Too.

Mr. Obama brought all kinds of art and culture into the White House, and he sought culture out.

Broadwayworld

Seoul Philharmonic to Perform Asian Premiere of Rediscovered Work by Stravinsky

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) presented the program of its subscription concerts on January 20-21, featuring the recently rediscovered work by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971).

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Die Stimme als Spiegel der Gesellschaft

Ganz im Zeichen der Stimme steht das diesjährige “Ultraschall”-Festival von Deutschlandradio Kultur und RBB-Kulturradio. 14 Veranstaltungen präsentieren das “persönlichste aller Instrumente”: vom Liederabend bis zur experimentellen Performance, sagt Rainer Pöllmann.

Musik heute

Erster Klavierabend in der Elbphilharmonie: Mitsuko Uchida umjubelt

Der erste Klavierabend in der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie ist am Mittwoch vom Publikum gefeiert worden. Mitsuko Uchida, britische Pianistin japanischer Herkunft, spielte im 2.100 Besucher fassenden Großen Saal Werke von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann und dem zeitgenössischen deutschen Komponisten und Klarinettisten Jörg Widmann.

klassik.com

Goldmünzenschatz in altem Klavier entdeckt

In einem rund 110 Jahre alten Klavier ist im englischen Shrophire ein versteckter Goldmünzenschatz entdeckt worden. Die Entdeckung wurde beim Versuch gemacht, das Instrument zu stimmen.

Twitter

Ultraschall Berlin @UltraschallB Bis heute Abend:Karten gewinnen für Abschlusskonzert am So mit #MarisolMontalvo, @DSOBerlin & #DennisRussellDavies! https://ultraschallberlin.de/kartenverlosung/ …

Music History @today_classical in 1955 Birth of English Simon

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 Hitting the right note: the orchestra helping stroke survivors recover – video – The Guardian https://t.co/9vXxhWAw3P

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Photo: International Classical Music Awards

(Written on January 19, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Royal Philharmonic Society announced a new award, Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award. Nevill Holt Opera is the winner for the best festival and event in 2016. Blake Pouliot, 22 years old Canadian violinist, has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Manulife Strings Competition. Also, the finalists of International Classical Music Awards 2017 has been announced.

Classical Music Magazine

RPS announces new chamber award

The Royal Philharmonic Society has announced a new award for emerging, UK-based chamber ensembles. Winners of the RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award will receive £5,000 to develop performance opportunities.

Opera Now Magazine

Nevill Holt wins best festival award

Nevill Holt Opera won the prize for best festival and event 2016 at the Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards.

Grange Festival site to be restored to Arcadian design

Landscape architect Kim Wilkie has been commissioned to restore Hampshire’s Grange Park to its original 18th century Arcadian design in time for the Grange Festival’s inaugural season.

The Violin Channel

Prizes Awarded at Canada’s Montreal Symphony String Competition

22 year old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Manulife Strings Competition.

Pizzicato

ICMA Announces Finalists For 2017

The ICMA Jury is progressing in the voting procedures for the Audio and Video Awards 2017.

mdr.de

Bob Dylan lässt danken

Bob Dylan will bei der Verleihung des Literaturnobelpreises eine Rede verlesen lassen. Sängerin Patti Smith werde außerdem am Tag der Preisübergabe (10. Dezember) Dylans Song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” in Stockholm singen.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Popförderung in Deutschland

Der Bundestag hat ein großes Maßnahmenpaket zur Förderung von Rock, Pop und Jazz beschlossen. Doch davon profitieren vor allem die sogenannten Leuchttürme, etablierte Veranstaltungen wie das Reeperbahnfestival. Kleinere Clubs gehen hingegen oft leer aus.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Spanischer Opernsänger Startenor José Carreras wird 70 Jahre alt

Luciano Pavarotti empfand sein Timbre als das schönste aller Tenöre nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg: José Carreras wird 70. Sein Resümee nach 46 Opernjahren: “It was a lot of fun.”

Welt

Spotify-Daten: Weihnachtsmusik überall, so schnell kam es über uns

Weihnachten beginnt bei Spotify jedes Jahr am 19. November – dann stellen sie nämlich in Browse die Rubrik „Weihnachten“ live. Die Nutzungsdaten, die der Musikdienst aus diesen Streams herausbekommt, zeigen uns, wie der Weihnachtskonsum bei den Hörern anstieg.

20 Minutes

Ventes de manuscrits originaux de Dylan et Clapton

Des manuscrits originaux de Bob Dylan et Eric Clapton vont être mis aux enchères le 10 décembre par la maison Sotheby’s lors d’une vente à New York qui comprendra également des objets ayant appartenu aux Beatles et à Elvis Presley.

Twitter

3sat Kulturzeit @kulturzeit Jochen Sandig wird Intendant der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. http://www.3sat.de/?190260

The Violin Channel @violinchannel ow.ly/8QYA306PZBH MANIC MONDAY | Nielsen International Flute Competition’s ‘Surprise Visitor’ [VIDEO]

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1956 Birth of Polish #pianist Krystian #ZIMERMAN #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

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Photo: Rhinegold Publishing/ Nevill Holt

(Written on December 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, new plans for a new arts centre in the heart of Edinburgh have been announced. The 5th London Contemporary Music Festival will take place on 15th, 17th and 18th of December. Royal Albert Hall presents new spring music festival Love Classical 2017. Also, Nigel Kennedy talks about hate crime and Brexit, as he prepares to release a new album of his compositions.

Classical Music Magazine

New concert hall proposed for Edinburgh

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the charitable trust Impact Scotland have announced plans for a new arts centre in the heart of Edinburgh.

LCMF announces Julius Eastman focus

The fifth London Contemporary Music Festival will offer the world’s first major overview of American composer and performer Julius Eastman.

Royal Albert Hall presents Love Classical 2017

Nigel Kennedy, Lang Lang and Alison Balsom will headline Love Classical 2017.

Manchester International Festival announces new initiative

Manchester International Festival’s new artistic director John McGrath has announced My Festival: MIF’s Creative Community.

Pizzicato

ICMA Published Nomination List 2017

The ICMA nomination list for 2017 is available. For the 2017 awards the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has nominated 321 audio and video productions (down from 364 in 2016) from 119 labels (up from 115 in 2016).

Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb kündigt Gewinner für 2016 an

Der Carl Bechstein Wettbewerb gab seine Gewinner für 2016 bekannt.

ITV News

Nigel Kennedy: Maverick violinist on his career, talent shows and Brexit

Nigel Kennedy has spoken out about the hate crime that has followed June’s Brexit vote, as he prepares to release a new album of his compositions.

Broadway World

Young Jean Lee, Peggy Shaw and More Among United States Artists 2016 Fellows

United States Artists (USA) has announced the 2016 USA Fellowship Awards. This year, 46 artists across nine creative disciplines will receive unrestricted $50,000 cash awards.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Oxford choral foundations to host Frideswide Voices

Oxford’s Frideswide Voices has announced that Christ Church, Magdalen and New College will host termly residences for its rehearsals and services this year.

Slipped Disc

Swiss opera goes bankrupt

The company blames its demise on poor attendance at Rigoletto, directed by Giancarlo del Monaco.

San Fransisco Classical News

Taiwan Embraces San Francisco Symphony on Tour

After the orchestra’s first visit to Korea last week (part of their eighth tour of Asia), San Francisco Symphony musicians took a charter flight to Tainan — the first-ever direct flight from Seoul — to perform a concert that was the highlight of the southern Taiwanese city’s Rainbow Festival (Chai Hong).

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Bob Dylan hat was anderes vor

Spätestens als er wochenlang nicht ans Telefon ging, um sich die Entscheidung des Nobelpreiskomitees anzuhören, hätte man das ahnen können: Bob Dylan schwänzt die Verleihung.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Existenzbedrohend für die Musikverlage

Die Verwertungsgesellschaft Gema darf nicht länger Musikverlage pauschal an den Einnahmen aus Musik-Nutzungsrechten beteiligen. Viele Verlage stünden dadurch vor dem Aus oder würden jede Risikofreude verlieren, kommentiert Musikkritiker Uwe Friedrich. Besonders für die Klassikszene sei das fatal.

Musik Heute

Volkswagen-Stiftung fördert Wagner-Forschung mit 400.000 Euro

Die Volkswagen-Stiftung unterstützt die wissenschaftliche Erschließung der Richard-Wagner-Sammlung in Eisenach mit 400.000 Euro.

France Musique

Séisme en Nouvelle-Zélande : l’orgue de la cathédrale de Wellington sérieusement endommagé

Le séisme d’une magnitude de 7,8 qui a touché la Nouvelle-Zélande lundi 14 novembre a causé la mort de deux personnes ainsi que d’importants dégâts. L’orgue de la cathédrale de Wellington a particulièrement souffert.

Twitter

The Economist @TheEconomist Does classical music still matter? A bustling crowd reduced to silence by a busker playing Bach suggests so http://econ.st/2fSNONW

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Just in: Bob Dylan won’t attend Nobel ceremony http://dlvr.it/MgvQVB #ClassicalMusic

The Violin Channel @violinchannel http://ow.ly/xjfM306eO6I SAD NEWS | Veteran Boston Symphony Principal Cellist Jules Eskin Has Died @BostonSymphony

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Photo: Rhinegold/ Nigel Kennedy

(Written on November 17, 2016 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Sir Simon Rattle at 60: 10 of his best performances

We celebrate with 10 highlights from a career that has transformed musical life in Birmingham, in Berlin, and pretty well wherever else Rattle has lifted his baton.

Claude Frank obituary

Masterly pianist and teacher whose playing had a visionary quality

The Times

Barbican puts on ‘mindfulness opera’

Seasoned theatre-goers know the value of stretching the legs and eating a quick snack during the interval of a lengthy production, but they now have the chance to eat, walk about, lie down and even do some washing-up during the world’s first “mindfulness opera”.

Classical Music Magazine

Ward Swingle 1927-2015 ‒ a cappella king dies at 87

At his death, aged 87, Ward Swingle deserves to be remembered for far more than the scat singing of JS Bach which for many remains the trademark of the various Swingle Singers incarnations.

Classic FM

The Ultimate Classical Music Quiz

How will you fare in the trickiest, most fiendish classical music quiz on the internet? Find out now…

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Der große Junge, leicht, charmant und prickelnd

Fasziniert vom Augenblick, frei fürs Abenteuer und schlagfertig obendrein: Dem Dirigenten und Lebenskünstler Simon Rattle zum sechzigsten Geburtstag.

Die Welt

Intendant eins, Bürgermeister null

Abwickeln hatte hier Tradition: Rostocks Vierspartenhaus lag künstlerisch und moralisch am Boden. Jetzt trotzt der Intendant Sewan Latchinian seinem Bürgermeister. Eine Rettungsgeschichte.

Concerti

„Qualität muss Popularität nicht ausschließen“

Stéphane Denève über seine Liebe zu gutem Essen, neue Freiheiten in der heutigen Musik – und Dirigententräume

Pizzicato

ICMA 2015 – The winners

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) announced today the Awards for 2015.

El Mundo

‘¡SupermegaBach!’

El Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical rodea de gastronomía, jazz y aires festivos un solemne concierto de órgano del ‘divino Juan Sebastián’.

Tweets

London Symphony Orch ‏@londonsymphony:  Our 2015/16 season is now well and truly LAUNCHED. Check out the schedule here: http://bit.ly/1xPMo7v . Booking opens online on Wed 4 Feb.

BBC Music Magazine ‏@MusicMagazine : Happy birthday Sir Simon Rattle! We mark his 60th with a round up of the finest recordings he’s made with Berlin Phil http://www.classical-music.com/article/simon-rattle-and-berlin-philharmonic …

Arts Council England @ace_national : We’re here @HullTruck making final preparations for Digital Utopias. We’ll be live tweeting all day using #artsdigital

Simon Rattle News

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, London, January 2015. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/Tristram Kenton

(Written on January 20, 2015 )

It has been announced that Daniel Hope‘s documentary film Refuge in Music has won the DVD Documentary category at the 2014 International Classical Music Awards.

Refuge in Music is a poignant documentary about the Terezin ghetto and includes a moving concert with music written by composers who lived in the camp. The film tells the Terezin story through a varied structure  of interviews, musical performance, and interviews with musicians who were imprisoned in the camp. Daniel Hope’s sensitive narration both moves and informs the viewer about the Terezin and the powerful stories of its musicians.

Released on the 25th of October 2013, you can view the trailer for the DVD, also and it can be purchased via Deutsche Grammophon. Follow the latest with Daniel Hope via his website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Refuge in Music – Terezin

 

 

(Written on January 20, 2014 )

The Guardian

La Scala blacklists veteran music critic

Milanese opera house revokes free pass for journalist Paolo Isotta after reviews ‘used as weapons against artists’

Gramophone

BBC NOW presents concerts for the deaf community

A new series of free events in February will make music accessible for deaf and hard of hearing children and adults

Classic FM

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir smashes fundraising target

The choral conductor-composer has smashed the fundraising target for his Virtual Choir 4 project, raising $122,555 by yesterday’s deadline.

NPR News

From A Land Where Music Was Banned — To Carnegie Hall

In Afghanistan, there was no sound of music when the Taliban ruled from 1996 to 2001. The Islamist militants destroyed music CDs and instruments and even jailed musicians.

Washington Post (found through Musical Chairs)

Coughing, cell phones, Twitter and other taboos of opera-going

At a recent performance of “Tristan und Isolde” in Dallas, legendary tenor Jon Vickers stopped singing to yell at a coughing member of the audience, “Shut up with your damned coughing!” — and, amazingly, the incident is captured for posterity on audio.

The Strad

‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri is sold

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers has been granted exclusive lifetime use of the 1741 ‘Vieuxtemps’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ following its recent purchase by an anonymous buyer.

Planet Hugill

Spitalfieds Music Summer Festival

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival runs from 7 June to 22 June 2013 and is a fascinating mix of contemporary music, community events and period performance, with some events mixing everything up.

International Classical Music Awards

The Winners of the International Classical Music Awards – ICMA 2013

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards – ICMA announced the winners for 2012.

Music Industry News

Universal Media And Royalty Clouds Announce A New Advertising Partnership For Crowdfunding

Royalty Clouds, believed to be the first royalty-based crowdfunding platform in the U.S., and Universal Media Consultants have established and partnered on a new advertising system for crowdfunders.

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(Written on February 4, 2013 )

Today, the jury of the International Classical Music Awards announced that ACCENTUS Music’s production of Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 has won its prestigious award in the category of ‘DVD Performance’. The jury deciding the awards is comprised of staff from top European classical music media including Crescendo (Belgium), Fonoforum (Germany), PIZZICATO (Luxembourg), Musik & Theater (Switzerland) and Orpheus (Russia). Remy Franck, President of the Jury, said of the winners: “The winners come from a nomination list comprising 250 CD and DVD productions and are the expression of the highest artistry. In a musical world showing an increasing number of recordings, our choice honors outstanding productions of superior quality and provides reliable guidance to the music lovers.”

Having also been nominated for an esteemed BBC Music Magazine 2012 Award (public voting still open until 29th February) this DVD has received widespread critical acclaim. In 2011, Andrew Clark in the Financial Times wrote “this DVD of last summer’s fabulously fluid performance with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra is an important release” and Gramophone Magazine reviewer David Gutman wrote: “When the music finally ends and, as in any truly great account of this highly affecting score, one feels that life itself is ebbing away, all present are held in awed silence.”

The ICMA ceremony will be on May 15th at La Cité, Nantes’ Congress and Cultural Center with a Gala concert at the same place. This concert with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire conducted by Music Director John Axelrod will be broadcast live by France Musique and by many other radio stations of the EBU network.  For more information please click here: www.icma-info.com

(Written on February 20, 2012 )