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In today’s news: Semperoper in Dresden to pay out 350,000€ to Serge Dorny. Dr. Dre hit with large legal pay out order over Beats headphones. Spotify to extend live performance streaming service. Piano lessons improve language ability as much as reading. Loud music in restaurants can make people choose unhealthy option. Bamberg Symphony continues tour in Japan. Association of British Orchestras’ Sirens scheme to promote women composers.

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Scheme to promote women composers returns for second year

The Association of British Orchestras’ Sirens scheme has announced its second year of awards for projects that raise awareness of historic women composers in orchestral programming.

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Tenebrae to give American choral music concert

Tenebrae are to give a concert of American choral music, as part of St John’s Smith Square’s Americana ’18 series.

Limelight

Piano lessons improve language ability as much as reading, study finds

A study of four to five-year-olds found piano training improved certain aspects of language development as much as – and in some areas more than – reading instruction.

Telegraph

Watch Madama Butterfly from Glyndebourne 

Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly for free on the Telegraph website.

BBC News

Dr Dre hit with $25m bill for Beats headphones

Dr Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine have been ordered to pay $25.2m (£19.2m) to a former partner in their headphone company, Beats.

Rolling Stone

The Biggest New Artist on Tour in 2018 Is… Spotify

Streaming service is turning playlists into tours as it takes on more of the music industry

Music Week

‘It is absolutely a hot issue for the industry’: PRS For Music’s Paul Dilorito on how metadata can grow the biz

PRS For Music likes to think of itself as being at the cutting-edge of technology, so it’s understandably proud of its new deal with Swedish metadata platform Auddly.

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Speis & Trank II: Laute Musik in Restaurants verführt zu ungesundem Essen

Amerikanischen und schwedischen Forschern des Muma College of Business in Florida zufolge beeinflusst die Lautstärke der Hintergrundmusik in Restaurants die Auswahl des Essens.

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Semperoper Dresden: Einigung im Fall Dorny

Im juristischen Streit zwischen dem Opernintendanten Serge Dorny und dem Freistaat Sachsen haben sich beide Seiten auf einen Vergleich geeinigt. Wie das sächsische Kunstministerium am Freitag in Dresden mitteilte, wird Dorny eine Zahlung von 350.000 Euro bekommen.

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Seelennahrung für Jung und Alt

“Wenn ältere Menschen nicht mehr so mobil sind, um ins Konzert zu gehen, dann müssen wir uns eben bewegen”, findet Hanno Dönneweg, Solo-Fagottist im SWR Symphonieorchester. Er und Musikvermittlerin Jasmin Bachmann brachten Kinder und Senioren mit Musik außerhalb des Konzertsaals zusammen.

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La Sinfónica de Bamberg, de gira por Japón con su titular Jakub Hrůša

Desde el pasado día 25 de junio la Sinfónica de Bamberg está de gira por Japón, en una tournée que incluye cuatro conciertos en algunos de los principales escenarios nipones.

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Olga Busuioc and Joshua Guerrero in Madama Butterfly (c) Alastair Muir

(Written on June 29, 2018 )

In today’s news: Opera receives large sums from Arts Council, Mark-Anthony Turnage quits opera, streaming services considered going public, Sir Andrew Davis to step down from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, winners of  “Deutscher Pianistenpreis” are announced and Saudi Arabia inks deal with France to set up opera and orchestra.

The Times

Opera beats pop to Arts Council handouts

The Arts Council has been branded “too posh for pop” after figures emerged showing that pop music gets a fraction of the cash handed to opera.

The Guardian

Concrete Dreams: new show celebrates Southbank’s history of performance

An innovative new exhibition at London’s Southbank Centre gives visitors a performer’s perspective of its newly renovated brutalist venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room.

No more operas from Turnage, as Twitter row with critics turns toxic

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage became embroiled in a spat with opera critics over his newest work, Coraline, before declaring: ‘I’m done with the genre’

Music Week

Qobuz contemplates going public after successful Spotify IPO

French-owned Qobuz who has carved itself out a niche amongst fans of classical music, jazz and hi-res audio, is considering going public.

Broadway World

Eric Whitacre Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Boosey & Hawkes

Grammy winning composer, Eric Whitacre with Boosey & Hawkes covering future compositions and a collection of works for chorus, orchestra and wind ensemble.

Limelight

Sir Andrew Davis to step down from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will end his tenure as Chief Conductor at the end of 2019.Sir Andrew Davis will step down from his role as Chief Conductor with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the end of his contract in December 2019, the Orchestra announced today. The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will continue his artistic relationship with the orchestra as Conductor Laureate.

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Das Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra als Vorreiter – Komponistinnen im Fokus

Ein Drittel aller Werke, die das Orchester in der Konzertsaison 2018/2019 spielen wird, stammt von Komponistinnen – ein starkes Signal für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter, auch im Konzerthaus.

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Deutscher Pianistenpreis kürt Gewinner

Der südkoreanische Pianist Hans Suh hat den 8. Deutschen Pianistenpreis gewonnen. Suh nahm den mit 20.000 Euro dotieren Preis von Maryam Maleki, der Präsidentin des International Piano Forum, und dem Vorjahresgewinner  Eric Lu entgegen. Der Publikumspreis, welcher mit 3.000 Euro dotiert ist, ging an Tomoki Sakata aus Japan.

Musik Heute

International Opera Awards nach München und Frankfurt

Die Bayerische Staatsoper hat bei den International Opera Awards den Preis als bestes Opernhaus gewonnen. Das teilten die Veranstalter am Montagabend in London mit. Die Oper Frankfurt wurde für die Wiederentdeckung von Ernst Kreneks “Drei Opern” ausgezeichnet. Ihr Intendant Bernd Loebe erhielt den Preis in der Kategorie “Leadership in Opera”.

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Arabie Saoudite : la France et l’Opéra de Paris vont aider à la création d’un orchestre

Lors de la visite officielle du prince héritier saoudien Mohammed ben Salmane à Paris, Françoise Nyssen, ministre de la Culture, a annoncé que la France allait aider l’Arabie Saoudite à se doter d’un orchestre symphonique et lyrique.

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Der Gewinner des 8. Deutschen Pianistenpreis, Hans Suh, © International Piano Forum

(Written on April 10, 2018 )

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 today’s news: Operalia 2017 finalists announced, Radio 4 to continue Saturday Review, and scientists have found the lowest note in the universe. Woman destroys ex-husband’s 800.000€ worth violin collection, conductor Paul Angerer dies aged 90, and Konzerthaus Berlin launches season 2017/18.

Opera Now

Operalia 2017 finalists announced

The singers will perform under the baton of Plácido Domingo, accompanied by the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra, on 29 July.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 4 to continue Saturday Review

Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams has reversed her decision to cancel Saturday Review, confirming that the show will continue beyond the autumn.

The Violin Channel

London’s Hattori Foundation 2017 Career-Support Bursary Winners Announced

Awarded annually to instrumentalists and ensembles ages 21 and 27 who show outstanding promise for an international career.

Classic FM

Did you know scientists have found the lowest note in the universe (and it’s a B flat)

The sound emitted by the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Perseus cluster is the lowest sound ever detected in the universe.

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Next: Gay musicians will be banned from stage

Yesterday, Trump, the liar, outrageously banned transgender people from military service.

France musique

Au Japon, une femme détruit 54 violons appartenant à son ex-mari

Au Japon, une femme de 34 ans a été arrêtée pour avoir détruit 54 violons et 70 archets appartenant à son ex-mari.

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Paul Angerer mit 90 Jahren gestorben

Der österreichische Musiker, Dirigent und Komponist Paul Angerer ist im Alter von 90 Jahren gestorben.

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Stuttgarter Staatsoper mit geringerem Zuschauerzuspruch in der vergangenen Spielzeit

Die Staatstheater Stuttgart, unter deren Dach Schauspiel, Oper und Ballett zusammengefasst sind, haben eine Bilanz der Spielzeit 2016/17 gezogen.

KlassikHeute

Die Saison 2017/18 im Konzerthaus Berlin

Eugene Mursky eröffnet die neue Saison der C. Bechstein Klavierabende im Konzerthaus Berlin am 22. September 2017 um 20 Uhr.

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The Strad: woman who destroyed husbands instrument collection

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(Written on July 27, 2017 )

In today’s news: British Youth Opera announces 30th anniversary productions, Tarisio announces Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants 2017, and why music means so much to us. Tom Jones to make his Proms debut this year, and loss of freedom of movement will diminish British creativity.

Classical Music Magazine

British Youth Opera announces 30th anniversary productions

British Youth Opera’s 30th anniversary season will comprise productions of Judith Weir’sThe Vanishing Bridegroom (2, 6 and 8 September) and Mozart’s Don Giovanni (5, 7 and 9 September).

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Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants 2017 awarded to string players and ensembles

Online instrument and bow auction house Tarisio has announced four of the recipients of its 2017 Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants – with a fifth to be chosen by the public

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Lucilin to tour Japan and create Manoury’s Kein Licht

United Instruments of Lucilin, one of Europe’s foremost ensembles for contemporary music, announces another busy semester of activities.

Classical Music Magazine

Kent Nagano to step down from Montreal post in 2020

Kent Nagano has announced that he will not accept the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s (OSM) invitation to extend his contract as music director beyond 2020.

The Guardian

Ultra sound: why music means so much to us

Music is one of life’s great pleasures. But why, asks Adam Ockelford, does it affect us so profoundly?

BBC News

Tom Jones to celebrate the sound of soul at the Proms

Sir Tom Jones is to make his Proms debut in a celebration of Stax Records, alongside soul legends Booker T Jones and Sam Moore

The Guardian

Freedom of movement helped British creativity thrive. Its loss will diminish us Nicholas Hytner

Britain’s creative industries are worth £84bn a year. But Brexit will deal a disastrous blow to a sector that depends on sharing ideas, experiences and talent.

Washington Post

The real motor of the performing arts isn’t vision. It’s the board, stupid.

Vision. We want performing arts organizations to have it. After all, the point is to offer us compelling performances, new perspectives and ideas. Or so, at least, some of us think.

 Süddeutsche Zeitung

Dieser Mann will beweisen, dass Passau das schönere Salzburg ist

Sänger Thomas E. Bauer will als Intendant die Europäischen Wochen wieder zum Leuchten bringen.

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Wiener Staatsoper mit 98,83% Auslastung

Die Wiener Staatsoper hat die Saison 2016/2017 mit einem Einnahmenrekord beendet: Erstmals seien mehr als 35 Mio. Euro Karteneinnahmen (2015/2016: 34,6 Mio. Euro) erzielt worden, teilte das Opernhaus mit.

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Oswald Georg Bauer mit Leipziger Richard Wagner Preis 2017 ausgezeichnet

Dr. Oswald Georg Bauer hat den Richard Wagner Preis 2017 erhalten, der von der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Leipzig verliehen wird. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert. Bauer war lange Jahre Pressechef der Bayreuther Festspiele, als das Musikfestival von Wolfgang Wagner geleitet wurde.

Musik Heute

Staatskapelle Dresden ehrt Blomstedt mit Volksfest

Die Staatskapelle Dresden hat am Sonntagabend für ihren früheren Chef und jetzigen Ehrendirigenten Herbert Blomstedt ein Volksfest auf dem Theaterplatz ausgerichtet.

 France musique

Concerts participatifs : à vous de jouer !

Le concert participatif envahit les salles de concerts en France. Le principe : devenir, le temps d’un concert, un musicien d’orchestre ou un membre du chœur. Présentation de ce spectacle d’un nouveau genre.

 Le Monde

Choisissez au mieux votre festival de musique de l’été selon vos artistes préférés

Les festivals estivaux sont nombreux à se disputer votre préférence. Avec cette application, dites-nous quels artistes vous aimez, nous vous dirons où vous rendre.

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The Guardian: ‘The grotesque betrayal of the generation that most detests Brexit is like some lost Restoration comedy.’

(Written on July 3, 2017 )

In today’s news, the Seattle Symphony has announced their concert, Music Beyond Borders, and the 2017 London Handel Festival celebrates the composer as a European in London. The ISM publishes a guide for musicians to fight performance anxiety, and Lang Lang signs with Universal. American Composers Orchestra will celebrate Steve Reich’s 80th birthday with a performance of his Tehillim during the season, while Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra announces the appointment of 23 year old Armenian-born cellist Gayane Khachatryan as their new Assistant Principal Cellist.

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ISM Trust publishes performance anxiety guide

The ISM Trust has published Performance Anxiety – a practical guide for music teachers, a publication designed to provide music teachers with a comprehensive guide to the identification and management of performance anxiety.

Music Business Worldwide

UNIVERSAL SIGNS CLASSICAL SUPERSTAR LANG LANG… AND IT’S VERY PLEASED ABOUT IT

You can generally tell how important a label considers an artist deal by the execs who pitch up to the signing photo. So Universal must be pleased as punch about inking an agreement with Chinese megastar Lang Lang, who will release his future classical albums through Deutsche Grammophon.

The Violin Channel

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Announce New Assistant Principal Cellist

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra has announced the appointment of 23 year old Armenian-born cellist Gayane Khachatryan as their new Assistant Principal Cellist.

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Seattle Symphony Plays In Protest Of Trump’s Travel Ban

The Seattle Symphony has announced their concert Music Beyond Borders: Voices From The Seven in protest of Trump’s travel ban. The orchestra says on its website: « The arts community across the country has been contributing in meaningful ways to the discussion around immigration following the recent executive order restricting travel and immigration from these countries.

Classical FM

This handmade xylophone plays Bach in the middle of a serene forest in Japan

A tranquil Japanese woodland and one of Bach’s most gorgeous melodies. This is going to make you feel good, thanks to Classic FM’s More Music Breakfast and Yakult.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Aberwitziger Virtuose

Der Komponist Michael Hirsch war ein Grenzgänger zwischen Bildender Kunst und Musik. Seine Kompositionen verwischten die Genregrenzen mit dadaistischer Phantasie und höchster Virtuosität. Jetzt ist er mit 58 Jahren gestorben.

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Welturaufführung mit Tucholsky-Oper bei Rheinsberger Festivalsommer

Die Oper «Tucholskys Spiegel» erlebt in diesem Jahr beim 27. Festivalsommer der Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg ihre Uraufführung. Librettist Christoph Klimke hat dafür Originaltexte des Schriftstellers (1890-1935) («Rheinsberg. Ein Bilderbuch für Verliebte») mit eigenen Texten verknüpft.

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Beethoven-Haus erhält originalen Zeitzeugenbericht des Beethovenfestes 1845

Das Beethoven-Haus Bonn hat ein bedeutsames historisches Dokument erhalten. Es handelt sich um einen Zeitzeugenbericht des ersten Bonner Beethovenfestes im Jahr 1845.

Aftenposten

Ble vraket, starter egen festival i samme sommeruke

Tidligere kunstnerisk leder for Risør Kammermusikkfest, Lars Anders Tomter, arrangerer sin egen musikkfest i Sandefjord i juni. Det er samme uke som Risør-festivalen går av stabelen.

Broadwayworld

ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich’s 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017

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Classical Music News London Handel Festival 2017: A European in London

Video: Yakult

(Written on February 9, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to share news of our continuing collaboration with pianist Sunwook Kim.

Sunwook Kim is a South Korean pianist living in London. He came to international recognition aged just eighteen, when he won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, becoming the youngest winner for 40 years. Since then, he has established a reputation as one of the finest pianists of his generation, appearing as a concerto soloist in the subscription series of some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra (John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Marek Janowski), and Tokyo Philharmonic.  

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WildKat PR has worked with label Accentus Music for over 5 years. Earlier in 2016, we were asked to promote Sunwook’s second solo album (Franck & Brahms), released on Accentus Music, which was praised for its ‘pristine clarity’ and ‘emotional resonance’ (Gramophone, March 17, 2016). We also launched his Facebook page, and continue to manage his social media channels.  

This time around, we are looking forward to promoting Sunwook’s upcoming solo recital in London’s Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 25th October.  His erudite approach to programming will be reflected in works by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, charting artistic creativity in Vienna from the arrival of Mozart to the death of Schubert.

At the moment Sunwook is on tour in Japan and South Korea, and prior to his Wigmore recital will perform Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony. Keep up to date with all of Sunwook’s news through his Facebook, Twitter, and website.

(Written on September 5, 2016 )

After many years of experiencing concerts, we have been thinking, what other instruments are out there that produce more unusual sounds.

When it comes to musical instrument making, a good amount of creativity is required. The elementary school teacher Junji Koyama from Japan does not only make instruments out of vegetables and fruits, he also plays on them. On his own YouTube channel, he presents the cabbage slide whistle, the carrot pipe and the celery nose flute. You can also watch instruction videos and his suggestion to upcycle the left-overs: Just eat it!

Turn up the temperature in the concert hall and you’d have, not a finely chiseled viola, flute or conga, but a glass of water. Ice-instrument maker Tim Linhart has held ice concerts in the coolest locations all over the globe. Originally from New Mexico, Linhart was invited to one of the world’s first ice hotels in Luleå, Swedish Lapland. He was requested to build his ice-instruments to be played in an igloo auditorium near the city. Meet the coolest orchestra in the world.

You can start your own musical instrument building career now! The New York Philharmonic Kidzone instrument lab shows how to create lots of instruments out of nearly anything. Get your own inspiration in the lab or try our favourite instrument: The metrocard bassoon!

 

(Written on May 9, 2016 )

Today, Accentus Music releases ‘The Lost Paradise’ – a documentary allowing a rare insight into the life of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt.

1_Arvo Pärt (c) Kristjan-Jaak Nuudi_Accentus Music It is extraordinary that the most performed contemporary composer in the world has taken 80 years to agree to his first international documentary. Indeed, Pärt has often been described as a recluse, given that he rarely makes public appearances, is modest with regard to his music, and spends much of his time in his homeland, Estonia.

Yet, Accentus has successfully accompanied Pärt for an entire year, and this documentary sheds light not only on his collaboration with director Robert Wilson for ‘Adam’s Passion’ – a unique opera production – but also explores Pärt’s methodology, and how spiritual themes have inspired his compositions. Although Pärt declares: ‘I am no prophet, no cardinal, not a monk, not even a vegetarian’, he has been a member of the Russian Orthodox Church since 1980, and his stark religious beliefs actually forced him to leave Estonia in 1980, due to pressure from the Soviet power forces.

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The documentary follows Pärt’s journeys through Estonia, Germany, Italy and Japan, where Pärt was awarded the most prestigious award in the field of music in October 2014: the Praemium Imperiale. Accentus provides a fly on the wall’s perspective of rehearsals for ‘Adam’s Passion’, and also gives a unique insight into Pärt’s personality, and his serene, peaceful life in the forests and at the sea in Tallinn. This same serenity is evident in much of his composition, as is Pärt’s fascination with light and colour. He remarks: ‘I could compare my music to white light, which contains all colours’.

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Another focus of the documentary is the juxtaposition of silence with the velocity and commotion of everyday life, and how this concept relates directly to Pärt’s music. The documentary culminates in the premiere of ‘Adam’s Passion’, which draws together themes, and – for the first time – sheds light on how Pärt’s personality and life directly correlate to his music.

Buy the DVD online at Amazon and Presto Classical, view the documentary trailer below, and visit www.adamspassion.de. for more information about this unique insight into Pärt’s life.

Photography: Kristjan-Jaak Nuudi

(Written on October 30, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Daniel Harding is named the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris, the Bayreuth Wagner Festival is becoming more of a soap opera than a classical opera and the Spectator states that dressing up for the opera is not elitist. Furthermore, Lisa Milne has announced she will be quitting the main stage and devoting the rest of her career to teaching, Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ is being performed in the Israeli Masada National Park and Thomas Hengelbrock will be Chef associé at the Orchestre de Paris from 2016. Today, the Leipziger Bachfest starts, music streaming services aim at Japan and composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank answers questions on I Care If You Listen.

The Times

Daniel Harding: the British conductor with a new Paris beat

Daniel Harding, 39, is following Barenboim, Solti and Karajan as the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris. Richard Morrison meets him

The Guardian

The Bayreuth Wagner festival: more soap opera than classical opera

Allegations that joint director Eva Wagner-Pasquier is not allowed even near the festival theatre are the latest twists in a long saga of offstage feuds at Bayreuth

Classical Music Magazine

Daniel Harding takes Paris post

Daniel Harding is to be the next music director of the Orchestre de Paris, succeeding Paavo Järvi.

The Spectator

Dressing up for the opera is not elitist

Evening dress is a great social leveller

Herald Scotland

Soprano Lisa Milne on quitting the stage and turning to teaching

Lisa Milne, one of the finest operatic voices Scotland has ever produced, has announced she will be quitting the main stage and devoting the rest of her career to teaching.

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Oper in der Wüste

Im israelischen ’Masada National Park’ wird zurzeit Giacomo Puccinis ‘Tosca’ aufgeführt, in der Regie von Nicolas Joël und unter der Leitung von Daniel Oren, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Israelischen Opernchor und dem Israelischen Symphonie Orchester Rischon Letzion.

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Thomas Hengelbrock

Thomas Hengelbrock wird mit Beginn der Spielzeit 2016/17 Chef associé beim Orchestre de Paris. Er ist seit 2011 Chefdirigent des NDR Sinfonieorchesters und leitet seit seiner Gründung das Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble.

MUSIK HEUTE

Bachfest Leipzig beginnt – Verbindung mit Stadtjubiläum

Das Leipziger Bachfest beginnt am (heutigen) Freitag mit einer Neuheit: Erstmals spielt das Händelfestspielorchester zur Eröffnung.

The New York Times

Music Streaming Service Aims at Japan, Where CD Is Still King

As listeners around the world turn to streaming music, there has been one important holdout: Japan. More than 80 percent of the sales in the country are still on physical formats like CDs, and the industry in Japan has been resistant to allowing streaming services to take root.

I Care If You Listen

5 Questions to Gabriela Lena Frank (composer)

Composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank is as busy as she can imagine being. She has just completed My angel, his name is Freedom, a commission from the Handel and Haydn Society which they will debut on June 18 at Symphony Hall in Boston as part of their bicentennial celebration.

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London Bach Society @bachlive: Sending good wishes to our Leipzig friends for a super Bachfest starting today ..Singet dem Herrn eine neues Lied

Telegraph Classical : How to open an opera festival in your back garden

Classical Today : YOUNG ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Veronika Eberle, violinist

Daniel Harding Photo: Julian Hargreaves

Daniel Harding
Photo: Julian Hargreaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on June 12, 2015 )