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In today’s classical music news, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Met Opera two years ahead of schedule, a debate about database driven problems in classical music streaming, conductor Ádám Fischer receives Israeli Wolf-Prize, New Music Biennial 2019 opens call for proposals, Aeroflot relents on hand-luggage rules following musicians’s outcry.

The New York Times

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early

The Metropolitan Opera, which has been rocked this season by sexual misconduct accusations against its former music director, James Levine, is passing the baton to his successor. And fast.

Broadway World

100 Singers Honor 100th Anniversary Of Estonian Independence 4/1

Presented by the Foundation of Estonian Arts and Letters, Esto-Atlantis Choral Concert will celebrate the Republic of Estonia’s centennial.

Rhinegold Publishing

New Music Biennial 2019 opens call for proposals

PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial will showcase up to twenty pieces of new music from across all genres

The Strad

Aeroflot relents on hand-luggage rules following musicians’ outcry

Russian musicians took to social media and petitions to alert airline to consequences of announcement last week.

Complete Music Update

Industry backs EU’s pilot programme to support music community

Music Moves Europe is the new programme from the European Union’s culture directorate.

The Times

‘Music has the power to make mental decline a less lonely journey’

The BSO, LPC, Wigmore Hall and Alzheimer’s Society come together for an evening at the Buckingham Palace to celebrate the power of music to enrich people’s lives, especially those suffering with dementia.

Zeit Online

Mahlers Adagio? Eine Hitsingle!

Musikstreaming ist vom Pop her gedacht. Wer aber klassische Musik bei Spotify sucht, wird schnell wahnsinnig. Wann wird dieses Datenbankproblem endlich behoben?

Codex Flores

Renaud Capuçon leitet Lausanne Soloists

An der Haute École de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU) entsteht ein neues Ensemble aus elf bis zwanzig Studierenden, das von einem prominenten Dozenten geleitet wird, dem Geiger Renaud Capuçon.

Musik Heute

Dirigent Ádám Fischer erhält israelischen Wolf-Preis

Der Chefdirigent der Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Ádám Fischer (68), erhält den diesjährigen Wolf-Preis der gleichnamigen israelischen Stiftung. Das teilte das Orchester am Donnerstag mit.

Pizzicato

‘Esperanza’ eröffnet Festival ‘Next Generation’ in Bad Ragaz

Das ‘Ensemble Esperanza’ eröffnet heute Abend im Kursaal des ‘Grand Resort’ in Bad Ragaz (CH) das diesjährige Festival ‘Next Generation’ mit Werken von Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, Britten und Mendelssohn Bartholdy

El Mundo

¿Recuerdan Tidal? Ahora llega a España como un servicio “para hacer realidad los sueños” de fans y músicos

Hace un par de años, en plena explosión de la música en streaming, un nuevo servicio impulsado por el rapero Jay-Z intentó hacerse un hueco en un panorama cada vez más competitivo.

France Musique

Mikko Franck au Bénin pour endosser son nouveau rôle d’ambassadeur de l’Unicef

Lundi 19 février 2018 le chef d’orchestre Mikko Franck sera nommé ambassadeur de l’Unicef France. Pour officialiser ce nouveau titre, le directeur musical de l’Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France s’est rendu en mission d’une semaine au Bénin.

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@BR_KLASSIK: Er gehört jetzt zum erlauchten Kreis der Honorary Fellows der Londoner Royal Academy of Music (): Manfred Eicher, Gründer von .

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (c)Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times

(Written on February 16, 2018 )

In today’s news: Egyptian singer sentenced to two years in prison for “inciting debauchery”, ballet about Rudolf Nureyev debuts five months later than planned, music startup Beatroot falls into liquidation. Also, sexual allegations affecting classical music industry, New York Philharmonic raises $50m for launch fund and Opera Stuttgart intending to attract the younger generation.

BBC News

Nureyev debuts but director still under arrest

A ballet about the famous Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who defected to the West has premiered – five months later than planned.

The Telegraph

Egyptian singer Shyma sent to prison for two years over ‘explicit’ music video of her eating a banana

An Egyptian pop singer has been sentenced to two years in prison for “inciting debauchery” after a music video showing her suggestively eating a banana was ruled to be too sexually explicit.

Forward

Should James Levine’s Alleged Sexual Abuse Make Us Reconsider His Music?

By now, the question is familiar: How should those who distribute and consume art deal with the artistic legacy of someone accused of sexual harassment and assault?

Slate

Advocates Have Found Five Qualities Associated With Sexual Violence. The Classical Music World Hits Four of Them.

Last week, the American sex abuse crisis reached the most elite and rarefied echelon of “entertainment”: the opera house. And while most Americans may never have seen The Marriage of Figaro, the classical music field is a surprisingly tidy case study in the environmental factors that make sexual abuse—and its cover-up—possible.

Music Business Worldwide

UK Music Startup Beatroot Falls Into Liquidation

British music tech startup Beatroot has ceased trading.

The New York Times

The Philharmonic, Under New Management, Raises $50 Million — Fast

In a show of donor confidence in its new leadership, the deficit-challenged New York Philharmonic announced Tuesday that it had raised $50 million to help it balance its budgets in the coming seasons as it rolls out its next music director, Jaap van Zweden.

Kulturradio rbb

Soziale Lage von Lehrkräften an deutschen Musikschulen ist “desaströs” 

Ihnen geht es immer schlechter, so das Ergebnis einer bundesweiten Studie der Gewerkschaft ver.di.

Klassik.Com

Theaterreform in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern im Winterschlaf?

Der Theaterreform in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ist ins Stocken geraten. Eigentlich sollten die Theater Stralsund, Greifswald, Neubrandenburg und Neustrelitz ab 2018 unter gemeinsamem Dach als Staatstheater Nordost zusammengeführt werden.

Musik Heute

Stuttgarter Oper will sich mehr für Schüler öffnen

Die Stuttgarter Oper will sich künftig stärker öffnen – vor allem für junge Besucher.

Le Monde

Les raisons de l’alliance entre Tencent et Spotify dans le streaming musical

Le leader chinois du secteur et le champion suédois ont échangé des participations pour lancer une collaboration renforcée.

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  Entries are open for 24 categories in the Music Week Awards 2018 and the deadline is now less than a month away

Image: Jaap van Zweden at Avery Fisher Hall © Classical Music/Chris Lee

(Written on December 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: the lack of interest in opera, British Airways criticised by musicians again, Coventry to be UK City of Culture 2021. Also, Apple intends to buy Shazam, clarinet is the less hygienic instrument and Thomas Hengelbrock leaves Elbphilarmonie. 

The Telegraph

Opera isn’t for everyone – and what’s wrong with that?

As if the opera business wasn’t already in enough of a stew, along comes a survey commissioned by Classic FM. Its findings are discouraging: half the respondents couldn’t name a single opera singer and only one in five recognised a photograph of Pavarotti.

The Sun

British Airways ‘force musicians to pay £280 each to fly their instruments to Jersey for a gig’

Violinist Rita Manning was travelling to a gig with her group Lorcian Ensemble when staff told them to put their precious instruments in the hold.

Classical Music

Coventry to be UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry has been selected as the UK’s City of Culture for 2021, beating Paisley, Sunderland, Stoke and Swansea to the title.

Audio pioneer’s estate makes major gift to University of Cambridge

The estate of Ray Dolby, founder of the audio company bearing his name, has presented the University of Cambridge with £85m.

Pocket-lint

Apple to buy music recognition app Shazam for $400 million

Apple is said to be looking at acquiring Shazam, one of the most popular apps for recognising music, TV shows, films and adverts, with an official deal potentially being announced later today.

The New York Times

James Levine Will Not Face Criminal Charges in Illinois

Law enforcement officials in Illinois said Friday that they would not bring criminal charges against the famed Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine, noting that the man accusing Mr. Levine of sexual abuse there three decades ago had been 16 at the time — which was then the age of consent.

Limelight

The clarinet is the dirtiest instrument in the band

Which instrument is the dirtiest in the band? A study has shown that it’s the clarinet that tends to harbour the most bacteria and fungi.

Zeit Online

Dirigent der Elbphilharmonie geht im Streit

Der Chefdirigent Thomas Hengelbrock verlässt das Haus im Sommer 2018. Kann sein New Yorker Nachfolger Alan Gilbert schon ein Jahr früher als geplant einspringen? 

Klassik.com

Gabriele Ferro gewinnt Bonner Beethoven-Klavierwettbewerb

Der Italiener Gabriele Ferro hat beim diesjährigen Beethoven-Klavierwettbewerb Bonn den ersten Preis gewonnen. Der erste Platz ist mit 30.000 Euro dotiert.

Bayerischer Rundfunk rudert zurück: Kein Wellentausch von BR Klassik und Jugendsender

Damit wandert der Klassiksender nicht, wie ursprünglich vorgesehen, in das Digitalangebot DAB+, sondern ist weiterhin über UKW zu empfangen.

France Musique

Julie Fuchs et Gautier Capuçon : leur hommage musical à Johnny Hallyday

La soprano Julie Fuchs et le violoncelliste Gautier Capuçon ont interprété l’Ave Maria de Schubert lors des funérailles de Johnny Hallyday samedi 9 décembre à l’église de la Madeleine.

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 “I remember the moment every time I give a concert in Berlin: the way he entered the conductor’s room, his incredible ability to fill up space and transform it instantaneously.” about firstly meeting Karajan on Dec 11, 1976 

Image: Luciano Pavarotti © Classic FM

(Written on December 11, 2017 )

In today’s news: Robert Guy becomes one of the world’s top musical conductors, harassment problems within the classical music industry, and the first reaction of conductor James Levine after the allegations. Also, the Bachakademie gets a new executive artistic director and the Luzern symphony orchestra increased their sales of tickets.

Examiner

Robert Guy becomes one of the world’s top musical conductors

The talented young orchestra conductor conquered childhood deafness to scale to new musical heights on a global level

The Stage

Andrew Lloyd Webber joins Howard Goodall for six-part musical theatre series

The show will celebrate the history of musicals and explore its relationship with opera and it is set to be broadcasted on Classic FM

Birmingham Post

Alpesh Chauhan silences the crowd with the opening onslaught of Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem at the Auditorium Paganini

The former CBSO assistant conductor, Alpesh Chauhan has been the principal conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini since the start of 2017

The Independent

German violinist Christian Tezlaff and pianist Lars Vogt’s extraordinary performance at the Wigmore Hall

Full house at the intimate Victorian concert venue as the duo played Brahms’ three violin sonatas

The Guardian

Classical music has a harassment problem – is it time for change?

The industry has both nurtured great performances and led to abuses of power. It’s time for a code of conduct and a change of culture or the future is at stake

Opera Wire

British artist David Hockney receives the San Francisco Opera Medal

The Company bestowed the honour on the renowned artist for his productions

Limelight

James Levine describes sexual abuse allegations as “unfounded”

The conductor, who has been suspended by the Metropolitan Opera, has spoken publicly for the first time since the allegations were made.

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Katrin Zagrosek wird Geschäftsführende Intendantin der Bachakademie

Mit Katrin Zagrosek wird die Bachakademie Stuttgart im September 2018 eine neue Geschäftsführende Intendantin bekommen

Musik Heute

Würzburger Mozartfest thematisiert 2018 Aufklärung

Das Würzburger Mozartfest steht im kommenden Jahr im Zeichen der Aufklärung. Dementsprechend stehen Konzerte im Programm des Festivals, die damals wie heute von einer neuen Mündigkeit und von Freiheitsgedanken zeugen.

Klassik.Com

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester steigert Besucherzahlen

Das Luzerner Sinfonieorchester hat in seinem Geschäftsbericht 2016/17 eine positive Bilanz gezogen. Gegenüber der vorherigen Spielzeit konnte der Verkauf der Einzelkarten von knapp 45.000 auf rund 50.000 gesteigert werden, was einem Zuwachs von rund 12,5 Prozent entspricht.

France musique

La Haute école de musique de Neuchâtel menacée de fermeture

Le canton de Neuchâtel en Suisse a décidé de fermer sa Haute école de musique afin de réaliser des économies. Etudiants et professeurs se mobilisent contre cette décision choc que personne n’attendait.

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BKM Kultur & Medien @BundesKultur Markus Hilgert wurde heute zum neuen Generalsekretär der Kulturstiftung der Länder gewählt. Gratulation! Monika Grütters freut sich auf die Fortsetzung der bewährten und vertrauensvollen Zusammenarbeit.

Music History @today_classical in 1813 FP of ’s Symphony No. 7 Conducted by the nearly deaf composer

Image: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester © Vera Hartmann

(Written on December 8, 2017 )

In today’s news: Help musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health services for the music industry, Rosemary Johnson steps down as RPS executive director in summer 2018, Primephonic iOS app goes online. Also, Chandos catalogue to be available on all streaming platforms, Ravinia Festival cuts ties with James Levine and the fusion of Staatstheater and Staatsorchester Mainz.

Classical Music

Rosemary Johnson to stand down as RPS executive director

Rosemary Johnson is to step down from her role as executive director of the Royal Philharmonic Society in summer 2018.

Chandos to release catalogue on streaming platforms

The complete Chandos catalogue will become available on all streaming platforms worldwide from January 2018.

The Herald

Music venues ‘should be protected from sound-proofing bills’

LIVE music venues should be protected from expensive sound-proofing bills if houses are built nearby, politicians have said.

Music Week

Primephonic launches iOS app for mobile classical music listening

Yesterday (December 5) Primephonic, the high resolution streaming service dedicated to classical music, has expanded its offering to include a dedicated iOS app for on-the-go high-quality listening.

Hypebot

IDAGIO Raises $9.5M To Expand Classical Music Streaming Service

Berlin based IDAGIO has raised a $9.5 million Series A round to expand its classical music focused streaming service.

Mixmag

Help musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health services for the music industry

UK organization Help Musicians, which has been working to provide mental health assistance and education for artists and music industry professionals, has officially launched its 24/7 services.

The Strad

No fine for André Rieu as court sides with violinist over Dutch child employment law violation

Child pan pipers involved in series of Maastricht concerts in 2015 worked beyond allowable hours – but were not employed by Rieu, court concedes.

Chicago Tribune

Ravinia Festival cuts all ties with former music director James Levine over sexual misconduct allegations

The Ravinia Festival, where James Levine served as music director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s summer residencies from 1973 to 1993, has severed all ties with the famed conductor amid allegations of sexual misconduct currently under investigation by authorities in Lake County and at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Staatstheater und Staatsorchester Mainz sollen fusionieren

Das Philharmonische Staatsorchester Mainz soll wieder in das Staatstheater Mainz integriert werden. Das vereinfache die Organisation und Doppelstrukturen fielen weg, erklärte der Intendant des Staatstheaters, Markus Müller.

Musik Heute

Leipzigs Musik-Tradition erhält Kulturerbe-Siegel

Die Musik-Tradition der Stadt Leipzig wird mit dem Europäischen Kulturerbe-Siegel gewürdigt. Wie das sächsische Kunstministerium mitteilte, wird die Europäische Kommission das Siegel im März 2018 verleihen.

pizzicato

DOV fordert, DDR-Gelder für Orchester und Theater einzusetzen

Die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung DOV fordert, die Mittel aus der Auflösung des Vermögens früherer DDR-Organisationen im Bundesland Sachsen-Anhalt vor allem für strukturell unterfinanzierte Orchester und Theater einzusetzen.

Le Parisien

Diva des Yvelines : le chef d’orchestre et l’avocate condamnés pour abus de faiblesse

Le maestro Jean-Christophe Keck a écopé ce lundi de 9 mois de prison avec sursis pour abus de faiblesse sur Eva Rehfuss, une cantatrice suisse morte à 85 ans fin 2008. L’avocate de Versailles, Me Michèle Gruffaz, a elle été condamnée à 12 mois avec sursis.

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 We are delighted that, after the sensational , Sir Richard Armstrong will return to conduct next Spring’s ! Now touring to SIX venues across the UK:

Image: © Africa Studio/Shutterstock

 

(Written on December 6, 2017 )

In today’s news: New York Met opera suspends James Levine over sexual allegations, 70% of self-employed workers in classical music had been harassed, study finds; creative industries made a record contribution to the economy last year. Also, Artur Korn’s 80th birthday, Andreas Frank wins the JukeBoxx NewMusic Award and William Mayer dies at the age of 91. 

The Guardian

Six in 10 classical music workers harassed, UK survey finds

Incorporated Society of Musicians study finds 70% of self-employed workers in industry said they had been harassed.

What can we learn from an orchestra of broken instruments?

Grammy award-winning composer David Lang assembled a unique symphony to showcase damaging cuts in funding to a Philadelphia school district.

Music Teacher

Creative industries growing at twice the rate of the economy

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the creative industries made a record contribution to the economy in 2016.

Classical Music

In celebration of Artur Korn’s 80th birthday

Happy 80th birthday to the distinguished bass Artur Korn, who was born in Wuppertal, Germany, on 4 December in 1937.

The Strad

Tourte bow demolishes price records in French auction

Violin bow by François Xavier Tourte sells for €576,600 (c.$687,000) at Vichy Enchères the day after same house breaks record for violin by Vuillaume.

Forbes

Why Spotify And Tencent Music May Swap Stock

It’s been reported that Spotify and China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group are in talks to acquire 10% of each other, and should the deal go down, there’s no other way to look at it than as a strategic maneuver that has nothing to do with their subscribers.

The New York Times

William Mayer, Wide-Ranging Composer, Is Dead at 91

William Mayer, a prolific composer who ranged from orchestral and chamber music to choral works, operas and more, died at his home in Manhattan on Nov. 17, the day before his 92nd birthday.

Der Tagesspiegel

Stardirigent James Levine soll Jugendlichen missbraucht haben

New Yorker Metropolitan Opera untersucht Missbrauchsvorwürfe gegen Stardirigenten James Levine. Der frühere Musikdirektor soll einen Jugendlichen jahrelang missbraucht haben. 

Epoch Times

Orgelbau: Traditionelle europäische Kulturform soll Welterbe der Menschheit werden

Nicht nur Kirchen, auch große Konzertsäle füllt sie mit ihrem Klang. Nun könnten Orgelbau und Orgelmusik von der Unesco zum immateriellen Kulturerbe der Menschheit erklärt werden.

Klassik.com

Andreas Frank gewinnt Preis für Gegenwartsmusik und Medienkunst

Der Komponist Andreas Frank hat den diesjährigen JukeBoxx NewMusic Award erhalten. 

Le Figaro

Accusé d’agression sexuelle, James Levine suspendu par le Metropolitan Opera de New York

Un homme resté anonyme a déclaré à la police que le directeur musical honoraire du «Met» de New York avait abusé de lui lorsqu’il était adolescent, dans les années 1980.

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 Premiere von , inszeniert von Marcel Keller . “Stark einsturzgfährdet” meint Kritiker

Image: One of the 1,500 instruments that will be part of the Symphony for a Broken Orchestra. © The Guardian/Courtesy of Temple Contemporary

(Written on December 4, 2017 )

In today’s news: Spain’s Valencia Orchestra announce new local chief conductor, and how to make the most of one hour’s practice. Music director Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla gives guest performance in Ingolstadt, and Blomstedt’s 90th birthday. Las Vegas Philharmonic starts selling flex pass, and James Levine replaces Nelsons at the Met.

The Telegraph

Lesley Garret: for 20 years, HRT has been my secret weapon

We now live in a world where experienced women are running countries and captains of industry. So where are they in opera?

Classical Music Magazine

Shortlisted architects for purposed Centre for Music announced

The architects selected to develop a concept design for London’s proposed Centre for Music have been revealed.

The Violin Channel

Spain’s Valencia Orchestra Announce New Local Chief Conductor

The Valencia Orchestra has announced the appointment of Spanish conductor Ramon Tebar as their new Chief Conductor.

The Strad

Making the most of one hour of practice

The Strad’s panel of experts answer your string teaching questions for the Teacher Talk series.

Süddeutsche

Fröhlicher Schlachtenlärm

Die 31-jährige litauische Dirigentin Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla ist seit September 2016 Musikdirektorin des City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – nun gastierte sie mit diesem in Ingolstadt.

Concerti

Bach, Bruckner, Blomstedt

Happy Birthday! Herbert Blomstedt feiert heute seinen 90. Geburtstag.

NMZ

Opernsanierung: CDU, Grüne und FDP fordern Abwahl der Kölner Kulturdezernentin

In Köln wollen CDU, Grüne und FDP die Abberufung der parteilosen Kulturdezernentin Susanne Laugwitz-Aulbach (56) erreichen.

Broadway World

Las Vegas Philharmonic Offers Flex Pass

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will start selling its FLEX PASS to patrons on Monday, July 17, 2017.

New York Times

James Levine to Replace Andris Nelsons in the Met’s New ‘Tosca’

Its star soprano and tenor dropped out. Now the Metropolitan Opera’s hotly anticipated new production of Puccini’s “Tosca,” planned for next season, is losing its star conductor — and replacing him with a familiar baton.

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  Unser nächster Livestream! Morgen Abend spielt das unter die Symphonie Nr. 8 von

Herbert Blomstedt © Martin Lengemann

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(Written on July 11, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Yannick Nézét-Séguin takes over as music director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) has been secured with short-term funding & Ayana Tsuji wins the Montreal International Violin Competition. Also, Bavarian State Opera’s stalwart conductor Heinrich Bender dies at the age of 91 and Detroit Symphony Orchestra receives a huge donation.

Classical-music.com

Yannick Nézét-Séguin to take over at New York Met

Yannick Nézét-Séguin has been named as the next music director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Canadian conductor, 41, will succeed James Levine, 72, who stepped down last month due to ill health.

Classical Music Magazine

European Union Youth Orchestra secures short-term funding

Following an international campaign, the future of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) has been secured, at least in the short term. It was announced on 1 June by Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, that a resolution had been passed to ensure the ensemble would continue to exist.

Classic FM

An 18-year-old Japanese violinist has won pretty much everything at the Montreal International Violin Competition

Ayana Tsuji has won the Montreal International Violin Competition, and managed to take home a huge range of special prizes too.

International Arts Manager

Big donation for Detroit Symphony

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) – which brands itself as ‘the world’s most accessible orchestra’ – has received a USD2.9m (€2.6m) donation for education projects. It is the largest bequest DSO has received in over a decade, and ensures the short-term future of its education and outreach efforts.

BBC

The importance of a one-handed saxophone

As this year’s top instrument for one-handed musicians is announced, we look at what’s out there if you’re unable to make music by traditional means.

Examiner

Opera singer Rhianydd Beaumont shares her talents with Huddersfield youngsters

She has appeared in top theatre shows across the country and Europe. But singer Rhianydd Beaumont was more than happy to share her skills with a group of Huddersfield youngsters.

nmz

Yannick Nézet-Séguin wird neuer Chefdirigent der Metropolitan Oper

Nur eine gute Stunde Zugfahrt trennt Philadelphia von New York. Dank dieser Nähe und seiner herausragenden künstlerischen Arbeit übernimmt Dirigent Nézet-Séguin nun eine Doppelrolle.

BR_KLASSIK

Heinrich Bender verstorben

Über 50 Jahre war Heinrich Bender in verschiedenen Rollen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper tätig. Das Münchner Publikum kannte ihn aus fast 2000 Abenden am Dirigentenpult.

klassik.com

Bolschoi-Säureanschlag: Tänzer kommt vorzeitig aus Haft frei

Der ehemalige Tänzer des Moskauer Bolschoi-Theaters, Pawel Dmitritschenko, der für einen Säureanschlag auf den damaligen Ballettchef Sergej Filin verantwortlich ist, kommt frühzeitig aus der Haft frei.

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The New York Times @nytimes For the first time in four decades, The Metropolitan Opera has a new music director

BBC Singers @BBCSingers Sound checking for our performance from Bristol’s warehouse! Listen 11.20am

Top Classical News @topcmnews Faccio’s Amleto: A Serious and Absorbing Opera Brought Back to Life

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Photograph: Classical-music.com

(Written on June 3, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, a stolen three century old violin returns, BBC Proms sells record number of tickets in first hour of booking and the BBC Young Musician Competition 2016 announces the winner of the strings category final. Also, composer Joseph Bertolozzi creates a composition from the sounds of the Eiffel Tower and James Levine leads his last opera as Met Music Director after 40 years.

PembinaValley

Stolen Three Century Old Violin Mysteriously Returned

Rosemary Siemens wasn’t sure if she’d ever see her signature violin again after it went missing last week.

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Proms sells record number of tickets in first hour of booking

A record 57,551 tickets were sold in the first hour of booking for the BBC Proms 2016.

Classical-music.com

BBC Young Musician strings winner announced

The winner of the strings category final of the BBC Young Musician competition 2016 has been announced as 16-year-old Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

The Strad

Cellist Yoon-Kyung Cho wins Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize Competition

Korean cellist Yoon-Kyung Cho has been named the winner of the Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize Competition, held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London last week. She receives £10,000 and a Musicians’ Company silver medal, in addition to the £500 audience prize.

pizzicato

Paris Will Have One Viale Di Canti

In May, the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris will inaugurate their Viale dei Canti, an innovating work on the exterior walls of their building in the 7th arondissement.

npr music

How One Man Made The Eiffel Tower Sing

Composer Joseph Bertolozzi has created a composition from the sounds of the Eiffel Tower, striking practically every surface he could reach and recording it.

abc news

Levine Leads Last Opera as Met Music Director After 40 Years

The cast walked off the stage and left conductor James Levine to watch and listen Saturday as the orchestra cheered and the Metropolitan Opera House audience broke into rhythmic applause.

klassik.com

Budapest Festival Orchestra protestiert gegen Subventionskürzungen

Das Budapest Festival Orchestra hat in der ungarischen Hauptstadt mit einem spontanen Freiluftkonzert gegen Subentionskürzungen protestiert. Chefdirigent und Mitgründer des Orchester Ivan Fischer sicherte den rund 2.000 Zuhörern zu: “Wir lieben Budapest, wir lassen Budapest nicht im Stich”.

Klassik heute

Karl-Amadeus-Hartmann Gesellschaft ehrt Kirill Petrenko

In Anerkennung seiner herausragenden Verdienste um das Werk Karl Amadeus Hartmanns, des bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Symphonikers des 20. Jahrhunderts und Gründers der musica viva-Konzertreihe, beschlossen die Mitglieder der Karl-Amadeus-Hartmann-Gesellschaft e. V. einstimmig, Maestro Kirill Petrenko die Ehrenmitgliedschaft der Karl Amadeus-Hartmann-Gesellschaft zu verleihen.

nmz

Feigenblatt oder Essenz des Musiklebens?

Ob moderierte Konzerte für Kinder, partizipative Tanz- und Musikprojekte mit Jugendlichen, inklusive Musikfestivals oder Kammerkonzerte im Lounge-Ambiente – unter dem Etikett „Musikvermittlung“ firmiert eine schier unerschöpfliche Bandbreite an Formaten.

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Top classical news: Man robbed banks to get into music school http://bit.ly/1TOlYBp #ClassicalMusic

kulturport.de: Deutscher Orchesterwettbewerb 2016 – 4.500 Musizierende messen sich in Ulm #Kultur http://tinyurl.com/grajr6k

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Rosemary Siemens wasn't sure if she'd ever see her signature violin again after it went missing last week. Photo: www.pembinavalleyonline.com

Rosemary Siemens wasn’t sure if she’d ever see her signature violin again after it went missing last week. Photo: www.pembinavalleyonline.com

(Written on May 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news James Levine, music director at New York’s Metropolitan Opera retires for health reasons, David Bowie’s Blackstar is the best-selling vinyl of the past year, Alan Loveday has died at age of 88 and John Wilson explains how the BBC Proms audience is different to any other.

BBC

Met Opera director James Levine to retire after 40 years

James Levine, the music director at New York’s Metropolitan Opera for 40 years, is to retire for health reasons. Levine, 72, will step down in May at the end of the current 2015-16 season.

BBC

David Bowie’s Blackstar is the best-selling vinyl of the past 12 months

The star’s swansong even outsold Adele’s 25 – despite the fact it was only released on 8 January.

The Strad

Long-time Academy of St Martin in the Fields violinist Alan Loveday has died aged 88

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields has announced the death of violinist Alan Loveday on 12 April at the age of 88.

Classical Music Magazine

Vinyl sales continue to surge

637,056 LP albums were purchased between January and March 2016, representing an increase of 61.8% on the corresponding three-month period in 2015.

The Telegraph

John Wilson: ‘The Proms audience is unlike any other’

The John Wilson Orchestra made their debut at the Proms in 2009 with a unique selling point. They are a symphonic orchestra with a big jazz band, which means they can combine classical music with lighter fare, such as Hollywood musicals from the Fifties.

BR KLASSIK

Generalmusikdirektor James Levine tritt zurück

40 Jahre lang war James Levine Chef des Metropolitan Opera Orchesters in New York. Heute gab die Met bekannt: Der Generalmusikdirektor gibt zum Ende der laufenden Saison 2015/16 sein Amt aus gesundheitlichen Gründen auf.

KulturPort.de

Nachwuchspreise der Opernstiftung: Christina Gansch, Marc Jubete Bascompte und Andre Schoch ausgezeichnet

Die Sopranistin und Mitglied des Internationalen Opernstudios der Hamburgischen Staatsoper Christina Gansch und der Tänzer des Hamburg Ballett Marc Jubete Bascomptesind die diesjährigen Träger des Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer-Preises. Der Eduard Söring-Preis geht in diesem Jahr an den Solo-Trompeter Andre Schoch.

klassik.com 

Rundfunkbeitrag: Mal ‘runter, mal ‘rauf

Für die Jahre 2017 bis 2020 fordern ARD, ZDF und Deutschlandradio einen Betrag von 38,5 Milliarden Euro, rund 10 Prozent mehr als in der laufenden Gebührenperiode. Die Kommission zur Ermittlung des Finanzbedarfs der Rundfunkanstalten (KEF) hat dagegen vorgeschlagen, den Rundfunkbeitrag in den nächsten vier Jahren um einen Cent pro Tag zu senken.

Twitter

The Vinyl Factory @TheVinylFactory Vinyl sales expected to smash 3 million mark in the UK this year:

Black Dress Code @black_dresscode Condolences to all # & # but HUGE congrats to @ and the success of his # album

Classic FM @ClassicFM Wishing Sir Neville Marriner a very happy 92nd birthday! @ has one of his finest recordings coming up.

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Photograph: Steve Schapiro, published by the Powerhouse Books

(Written on April 15, 2016 )