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In today’s news: Opera star Anna Netrebko talks about her life, loves – and cancelling at Covent Garden, and Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017. Houstan Grand Opera under water, Staatsoper Hamburg looks for young musicians, and Fabien Gabel new musical director of Orchestre Français des Jeunes.

The Telegraph

Anna Netrebko: ‘My husband just thought I was a crazy prima donna’

Europe’s queen of opera tells Rupert Christiansen about her life, loves – and cancelling at Covent Garden

Teaching Drama

Shakespeare’s Globe launches new apprenticeships

In a fresh bid to enforce its commitment to equal opportunities and arts access for young people, Shakespeare’s Globe in June launched four year-long apprenticeship programmes, to run from September.

Pizzicato

Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017

More than 170 young singers from 39 nations applied for the prestigious singing competition for Baroque opera, organized by the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music.

Classic FM

Titanic is the biggest-selling classical album of the last 25 years

The score for the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, composed by the late James Horner, is the best-selling classical album of the last 25 years, according to the Ultimate Classic FM Chart, the biggest ever countdown of classical music album sales in the UK.

Limelight

Young Virtuoso Award NSW State Finals winner announced

Jennifer Hou will go on to compete at the National finals, while Toby Thatcher is named Patron of Emerging Artists.

NMZ

Sängerin in Bayreuth verletzt – Regie-Assistent spielt Brünnhilde

Ein Regie-Assistent im glitzernden Goldkleid als Brünnhilde auf der Bayreuther Festspielbühne: Zum Abschluss der Richard-Wagner-Festspiele am Montagabend musste improvisiert werden.

Klassik.com

Houston Grand Opera schwer von der Flut getroffen

Der Tropensturm “Harvey”, der im US-Bundesstaat Texas schwere Schäden verursacht hat, hat auch Oper und Ballett in Houston in hohem Maß in Mitleidenschaft gezogen.

Klassik Heute

Staatsoper Hamburg sucht junge Musikerinnen und Musiker für Kinderoper

Die Staatsoper Hamburg sucht für die Kinderoper Die arabische Prinzessin in der Reihe opera piccola Kinder und Jugendliche zwischen 14 und 20 Jahren, die bei den Vorstellungen im Februar 2018 mitwirken wollen.

Le Figaro

Gammes d’été pour l’orchestre français des jeunes

La formation aborde sa session estivale et découvre Fabien Gabel, son nouveau directeur musical.

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in 1948 Birth of Italian Lucia -Terrani in Padua.  

Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017

(Written on August 29, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, interview with Colin Currie in the Guardian, violin maker Edward Campbell dies aged 89 and new LA orchestra is formed for pre-professionals. Also, James Horner score is discovered for Magnificent Seven remake.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Colin Currie

From Harrison Birtwistle to the Kinks musical and drunken Talking Heads renditions, percussionist Colin Currie reveals his musical passions

The Strad

US violin maker Edward Campbell dies aged 89

US violin maker Edward Campbell died on 18 July at the age of 89.

Los Angeles to gain Young Artists Symphony Orchestra

A new orchestra for pre-professional musicians has been formed in Los Angeles.

Classical Music Magazine

Berklee report finds that artists lose out from recordings

Artists earn as little as 5% of the revenue their recordings make and up to 50% of payments do not get to their rightful owners, according to a report from Berklee College of Music’s Rethink project.

Classic FM

Director discovers secret film score for Magnificent Seven remake – after composer’s death

There’s a bittersweet epilogue to James Horner’s tragic death last month: the Titanic composer had apparently been planning to surprise director Antoine Fuqua with film score he wrote in secret.

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Boygroup der Klassik

Das Ensemble Quatuor Ebène ist Stargast der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Ein Gespräch über intime Säle, die neue Lust am Zuhören und Publikumsreaktionen in aller Welt.

Streit um Finanzierung sorgt für Irritation

Die Stadt Weimar will ab 2017 die Zuschüsse für die Klassik Stiftung deutlich reduzieren. Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters kritisiert diese Absicht.

Klassik Akzent

Brückenbauer – Daniel Hope wird mit dem Europäischen Kulturpreis für Musik 2015 ausgezeichnet

Für sein musikalisches Engagement wird der britische Violinist Daniel Hope am 2. Oktober 2015 mit dem Europäischen Kulturpreis für Musik 2015 in der Dresdner Frauenkirche geehrt.

The Washington Post

Young players bolstered by pros in last classical performance at Castleton

The Castleton Festival struggles on in Rappahannock County, a year after the death of its founder, Lorin Maazel. The programming is sharply reduced, with jazz taking over from classical music for the final two weeks, and all performances open with pleas for donations.

Classicalite

Marin Alsop to Conduct Cuba’s Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional for Havana’s 500th Anniversary

Perhaps this is one more piece of evidence to support the mended relationship between the United States and Cuba. Marin Alsop, music director of both the Baltimore and São Paulo Symphony Orchestras, will conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba in celebration of Havana’s quincentenary.

Tweets

Tête à Tête @teteateteopera: fantastic opening crowds inside & out @theplacelondon

Guardian Classical @GdnClassical: Ant-Man scores small – but notable – victory at UK box office

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: Leonardo da Vinci’s design for the viola organista has finally been realised:

James Horner
James Horner’s epilogue
Photo: Classic FM

(Written on July 22, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Times elucidates how Petrenko landed his new post, Prokofiev discusses BBC’s Ten Pieces and Scotland’s national orchestra announces a new chief executive. Also, composer Mikis Theodorakis looks back on his life, composer Krzysztof Penderecki has received the papal medal ‘Per Artem ad Deum’ from the Pontifical Council for Culture and Ina Kringelborn dies at the age of 31. The New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards winners for 2015 are announced, with the Grand Awards going to the New York Philharmonic and Grand Piano Passion on how to find the right audiologist.

The Times

How Kirill Petrenko landed the biggest job in classical music

Three years ago Kirill Petrenko confessed in a rare interview that conducting the Berlin Philharmonic for the first time was “like scaling Mount Everest without equipment’’.

The Independent

Gabriel Prokofiev on the BBC’s Ten Pieces, Nonclassical, and a new Carnival of the Animals

Gabriel Prokofiev is pondering, over a Turkish lunch near his Bethnal Green studio in London, an unexpected development in his career as composer: the BBC has just picked a movement from his Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra for its new Ten Pieces list for schoolchildren aged 11 to 14.

The Telegraph

Kirill Petrenko is the right choice for the Berlin Philharmonic

The Russian conductor carries a flame for the great German tradition, says Michael Henderson

Classic FM

James Horner’s final Classic FM interview: turning down Lord of the Rings and the trouble with directors

Six months before his tragic death in a plane crash, the ‘Avatar’ composer exclusively revealed to Classic FM how he turned down an offer to write the music for The Lord of the Rings.

The Herald Scotland

New chief executive for Scotland’s national orchestra

Scotland’s national orchestra has announced a new chief executive.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Wo sollen wir Hoffnung hernehmen?

Mikis Theodorakis ist der berühmteste Komponist seines Landes und ein Liebling der Nation. Jetzt blickt der fast Neunzigjährige auf sein Leben zurück – und auf die Gegenwart Griechenlands.

pizzicato

Papal Distinction For Composer Krzysztof Penderecki

Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki (*1933) has received the papal medal ‘Per Artem ad Deum’ (Through Art to God) from the Pontifical Council for Culture. A statement speaks of his « constant pursuit of God along the paths delineated with the staves and notes. »

klassik.com

Sopranistin Ina Kringelborn gestorben

Die norwegische Sopranistin Ina Kringelborn ist am vergangenen Sonntag nach kurzer schwerer Krankheit im Alter von 31 Jahren im Universitätsklinikum von Lørenskog gestorben. Kringelborn war Ensemblemitglied des Opernhauses von Oslo und der Komischen Oper Berlin.

All Access

N.Y. Philharmonic, Radiolab, RTÉ Win Grand Awards At New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards

The NEW YORK FESTIVALS International Radio Program Awards winners for 2015 have been announced.

Grand Piano Passion

How to Find the Right Audiologist: Service, Service, Service

Since I was first diagnosed with a hearing loss at age six, I have been a patient of no less than 10 audiology practices over four decades.

Tweets

Telegraph Music @TeleMusicNews: Picture a typical Glastonbury goer. Now tells us their age

Opera North @Opera_North: Musical breakthrough: @BSOrchestra‘s project provides support for those living w/ : gu.com/p/4av6f/stw

Dave Lee@DaveLeeBBC: More good news for Apple as it preps its Music service – it’s finally put pen to paper with a big group of indies

Petrenko

Kirill Petrenko in full flow

Photo credit: Dan Porges / ArenaPAL / Telegraph

(Written on June 24, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, “Titanic”-composer James Horner dies in plane crash, pianist Sara Solovich tackles stage fright and CBSO announces new assistant conductor. Also, Die Welt reports on Kirill Petrenko who will succeed Sir Simon Rattle in 2018, Der Tagesspiegel states that Petrenko is ready for his international career and ballet and opera affected as Sydney Opera House closes for maintenance in 2017.

The Telegraph

Titanic composer James Horner dies

The Hollywood composer who wrote the score for the Oscar-winning film Titanic has died in a plane crash in California aged 61

Gunther Schuller: music’s man about town

Schuller must be remembered for making the jazz and classical music worlds work in tandem, says Ivan Hewett

The Independent

Beating stage fright: Pianist Sara Solovich on tackling her phobia by arranging a solo concert

She could perform Bach at age 10, but stopped playing as a teenager due to paralysing stage fright. In her fifties, Sara Solovich decided to attempt a solo concert. Could she do it?

The Guardian

Kirill Petrenko to succeed Simon Rattle at the Berlin Philharmonic

The conductor was appointed to one of classical music’s top jobs after the orchestra voted by a large majority for the Russian-born musician

Birmingham Post

CBSO announces Alpesh Chauhan as assistant conductor

Mr Chauhan will lead city’s orchestra for 2015/16 season after recently stepping in at short notice to cover Andris Nelsons

Die Zeit

“Titanic”-Komponist Horner stirbt bei Flugzeugabsturz

Für mehr als 100 Filme komponierte er den Soundtrack, darunter “Braveheart” und “Avatar”: Nun starb James Horner, als sein Kleinflugzeug in Kalifornien abstürzte.

Die Welt

Kirill Petrenko wird die Berliner hart rannehmen

Der scheue Kirill Petrenko wird der siebte Chefdirigent der Berliner Philharmoniker. Das ist gut so. Er ist eine der größten Begabungen überhaupt. Er wird das Image des Orchesters verändern.

Der Tagesspiegel

Kirill Petrenko: Reif für die Weltkarriere

Die Berliner Philharmoniker haben sich entschieden: Sie wollen mit Kirill Petrenko in die Zukunft schreiten. Er wird ihr neuer Chefdirigent. Das verspricht viel.

The New York Times

Berlin Philharmonic Selects Kirill Petrenko to Succeed Simon Rattle

When the Berlin Philharmonic announced on Monday that its next chief conductor would be Kirill Petrenko, the Russian-born music director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the organization was awarding one of the most prestigious posts in classical music to a widely respected artist who has largely shunned the spotlight courted by some of his peers.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Ballet and opera affected as Sydney Opera House closes for maintenance in 2017

The Sydney Opera House will be partially closed in 2017, forcing the Australian Ballet and Opera Australia to move performances to another theatre.

Tweets

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8: Andrea Bocelli, Juanes & Philadelphia Orchestra to Perform for Pope Francis in … – NBC 10 Philadelphia

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: Sad news: ‘Titanic’ composer James Horner has died in plane crash. Listen to a here:

The Guardian : The arts sector is in desperate need of a fresh perspective

File- This June 28, 1967, file photo shows Gunther Schuller, who wrote and directed the opera "Visitation," at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City.  Schuller, the leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music, has died at age 89. His son, bassist Ed Schuller, said his father died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at a hospital in Boston.  (AP Photo/File)

Gunter Schuller dies. Photo: The Telegraph

(Written on June 23, 2015 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Watch: the world’s fastest-playing pianist

Ukrainian Lubomyr Melnyk claims that he plays 19.5 piano notes on each hand every second

Classic FM

How I wrote… Pas de Deux – James Horner

The ‘Titanic’ takes us through his first foray into concert music for 30 years – and the first major double concerto for violin and cello since Brahms.

The Strad

42nd International Viola Congress to take place in Portugal this month

150 international violists will travel to Porto to perform on and discuss the instrument

Classical Music Magazine

The Orfeo cancellation: why ENO pulled the plug

For John Berry, ENO’s artistic director, it was a bitter pill to swallow when he realised he would have to abandon the L’Orfeo project.

Classical Source

National Choir of the Year Competition 2014: The UK’s most prestigious choral competition heads to Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall with Gareth Malone

Join the search for Choir of the Year 2014

Gramophone

Royal Northern Sinfonia appoint Julian Rachlin as Principal Guest Conductor

The violinist and conductor will join Principal Conductor Lars Vogt at the Sinfonia

Musik Heute

Studien: 14 Millionen Deutsche musizieren in der Freizeit

Mindestens 14 Millionen Menschen in Deutschland musizieren in ihrer Freizeit oder singen im Chor.

Landesmusikakademie NRW veröffentlicht Jahresprogramm 2015

Die Landesmusikakademie NRW veranstaltet im kommenden Jahr 88 Kurse und Lehrgänge.

Klassik.com

Nicht-EU-Musiker ohne Festanstellung müssen Basel verlassen

Nachdem bekannt wurde, dass Arbeitsbewilligungen für Musiker aus Nicht-EU-Ländern durch einen Mitarbeiter des Amts für Wirtschaft und Arbeit (AWA) in der Vergangenheit entgegen der geltenden Gesetzgebung erteilt worden waren, treibt der Kanton Basel-Stadt nun die Ausweisung der Musiker voran.

The New York Times

Met Asks Stars to Share Fiscal Pain

The Metropolitan Opera, whose financial struggles led it to cut the pay of its orchestra, chorus, stagehands and other workers last summer after a labor battle, said Wednesday that it was also asking its solo singers voluntarily to lower their fees, including some of opera’s biggest stars.

Le Parisien

Musique en streaming: YouTube met la pression sur Spotify

La plateforme de vidéo en ligne YouTube a lancé mercredi un nouveau service payant de musique en ligne avec lequel il s’affirme comme un rival des plateformes de streaming comme Spotify, dont l’essor continue de susciter des tensions avec l’industrie musicale.

Twitter

Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM: Begin your Friday with 15 incredible classical music facts: http://classfm.co/nKCrGO 

Gramophone ‏@GramophoneMag: Happy birthday #Aaron Copland, the ‘first indisputably great American composer’. What’s your favourite Copland work?http://bit.ly/1u958R0

ABRSM ‏@ABRSM: Congratulations to @musicforyouth on a wonderful Schools Prom! Three fantastic concerts with some of the UK’s most talented young musicians.

james-horner-conducting-1373550049-article-0James Horner. Photo: Classic FM

(Written on November 14, 2014 )