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

The Guardian

Key Igor Stravinsky work found after 100 years

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

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

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

Gramophone

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

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

Amati Magazine

EDITOR’S LUNCH: Maxim Rysanov

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

Classical Music Magazine

Representation of women on Edexcel music syllabus: update

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

Klassik.com

Münchener Architekt schlägt unterirdischen Konzertsaal vor

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

Codex Flores

Verloren geglaubte Strawsinky-Partitur aufgefunden

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

Opernnetz.de

Vermittlerin der Gefühle

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

The Washington Post

The piano: Keys of the future

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

npr

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

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

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

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

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

 

(Written on September 7, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news a man has been charged with murder after Natalia Strelchenko was found dead of head and neck injuries. The Guardian looks inside Max Richter’s vinyl collection and answer the question: why does music give us chills? Also, Chi-chi Nwanoku talks to Jessica Duchen about the launch of Europe’s first professional orchestra of black and minority ethnic musicians.

Guardian

Inside Max Richter’s vinyl collection: Aphex Twin, Bach, Grouper and more

In the lead-up to the release of his eight-hour lullaby album, Sleep, the composer creates a playlist of some his favourite music, from noise-rockers Girl Band to Aphex Twin

Why does music give us chills? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day, millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries

Independent

Chineke! Europe’s first professional orchestra of black and minority ethnic musicians launches

Its founder double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku talks to Jessica Duchen

Classic FM

Man charged with murder of pianist Natalia Strelchenko and attempted murder of teenager

John Martin has been charged with murder after Natalia Strelchenko was found dead of head and neck injuries. Martin is understood to be Strelchenko’s partner.

Classical Music Magazine

ROSL ARTS director dies after being hit by bus

Roderick Lakin, director of ROSL ARTS since 1984, died on 28 August from head injuries suffered when he was struck by a bus.

BR Klassik

“Barockmusik hat immer gerockt”

Mittwoch Abend startet in Füssen die 13. Ausgabe des Festivals “vielsaitig”, künstlerisch verantwortet vom Kölner Verdi Quartett. Unter dem Motto “BaRock” wollen die Veranstalter eine Brücke schlagen von der Barockmusik hin zur modernen Rockmusik.

Musik heute

MDR Sinfonieorchester blickt musikalisch nach Süden

Das MDR Sinfonieorchester stellt die Spielzeit 2015/16 unter das Motto “Go South”. Damit komplettiert Chefdirigent Kristjan Järvi den in den Vorjahren unternommenen Blick in die vier Himmelsrichtungen, teilte der MDR am Dienstag in Leipzig mit.

Klavier.de

Pianistin Natalia Strelchenko in ihrer Wohnung getötet

Die norwegisch-russische Pianistin Natalia Strelchenko ist mutmaßlich Opfer eines Gewaltverbrechens geworden. Die Musikerin war am vergangenen Wochenende mit schweren Kopf- und Halsverletzungen in ihrem Haus in Manchester gefunden worden.

France Musique

Amine Bouhafa remporte le prix France Musique – Sacem de la musique de film 2015

Le compositeur Amine Bouhafa a remporté mardi 2 septembre le 9ème prix France Musique – Sacem de la musique de film pour sa bande originale de “Timbuktu”, réalisé par Abderrahmane Sissako.

The New York Times

Nikolaus Lehnhoff, German Opera Director, Dies at 76

Nikolaus Lehnhoff, a German opera director who staged “Salome” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Wagner’s “Ring” cycle in San Francisco in the 1980s, but who was best known for his productions in Europe, died on Aug. 22 at his home in Berlin. He was 76.

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Classical Music ‏@ClassicalMusic_Essential operas for 205/16 from our friends @theartsdeskhttp://www.theartsdesk.com/opera/listed-essential-operas-2015-16 

Royal College Music ‏@RCMLatest : Join @PeterStark16 & the RCM Phil for our first #OrchestralMasterworks concert, 4 weeks today http://bit.ly/1USJHAE 

Classic FM ‏@ClassicFMWhere was your favourite classical work placed in the Ultimate #HallOfFame? Take a look here: http://classfm.co/UHOF 

nwanoku-richmondIts founder double-bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku talks to Jessica Duchen. Photo: Independent

(Written on September 2, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news Richard Morrison asks if playing from memory is a gimmick or a bold feat of collective virtuosity ahead of the Aurora Orchestra’s BBC Proms concerts. Lesley Garrett is to record an appeal for Help Musicians UK, which will be broadcast on Radio 4 this month. Also, Tête à Tête opera festival announces it’s 2015 season including 40 new works to be performed throughout the three weeks.

Guardian

The National’s Bryce Dessner on the American landscapes that inspire him

Ahead of a concert series in London of new music exploring the American musical landscape, the musician selects seven works that provide fertile ground for his imagination

Telegraph

Christian Gerhaher: the most moving singer in the world

Ahead of his unmissable UK dates, German baritone Christian Gerhaher is mercifully modest, finds Rupert Christiansen

The Times

Richard Morrison: Is playing from memory a party trick or a musical revelation?

A gimmick or a bold feat of collective virtuosity?

Classical Music Magazine

Lesley Garrett records appeal for Help Musicians UK

Opera singer Lesley Garrett CBE is recording an appeal for Help Musicians UK, to be broadcast on Radio 4 in May.

Tête à Tête announces 2015 opera festival

Tête à Tête has unveiled the programme for its 2015 opera festival, which will feature more than 100 performances and 40 new works over the course of three weeks.

Die Welt

Ausschuss prüft Kostenexplosion bei Staatsoper

Alles wird teurer und dauert länger: Die Sanierung der Berliner Staatsoper entwickelt sich ähnlich wie Hamburgs Elbphilharmonie. Jetzt soll ein Untersuchungsausschuss das Debakel aufklären.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Der Junge mit der Posaune

Der Kranzberger Felix Schlüter hat den Jugendkulturpreis des Landkreises gewonnen. Für sein Instrument, die Bassposaune, braucht er einen langen Atem – und auch für seine Traumkarriere.        

pizzicato

Neue, kostenlose ‘Opera Platform’ ist online

Ab dem heutigen 8. Mai gibt es für europäische Internetnutzer eine neue Online-Opernplattform.

The Irish Times

Béla Bartók: how music broadened the mind of a ‘nationalist’ composer

The innovative musician’s biographer traces his journey from Hungarian patriot to a synthesiser of not just folk and classical music but also of neighbouring cultures

JDCMB

Breaking news: rising star decamps from Royal Ballet

The ballerina Melissa Hamilton is to leave Covent Garden for a year in order to work with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden during 2016, as a principal dancer.

Twitter

Sam Jackson ‏@classicjacko: What would a Conservative majority mean for music? Here’s @NickFerrariLBC‘s @ClassicFM interview with David Cameron: http://www.classicfm.com/music-news/david-cameron-music-education/ …

Manchester Camerata @MancCamerata: OUR 2015-16 SEASON ANNOUNCED! Booking opens Monday at 10am through @BridgewaterHall http://bit.ly/KUY1Sx  #LookingForSound #Redefining

(Written on May 8, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news the English National Opera announce their 2015/16 season, which sees significant reductions in ticket prices. British conductor Stuart Stratford has been appointed by Scottish Opera as the Company’s Music Director after an extensive international search. Also, a look at austerity and the arts.

Guardian

Austerity and the arts: the hidden cuts that are bad for our cultural health

The main parties show commitment in their manifestos to increasing access to and diversity in the arts, yet they are ignoring the devastating effects of local cuts

Independent

Karol Szymanowski’s ‘Król Roger’: A forgotten classic set to rule again

The Royal Opera House debut next month is long overdue, says Jessica Duchen

Classical Music Magazine

ENO unveil 2015/16 season

English National Opera has revealed its 2015/16 programme, announcing significant reductions in audience ticket prices.

Sinfini

Song for the NHS

A British composer is calling on politicians, cultural figures and the general public to lend their voices to a new piece about the NHS in advance of the UK general election on 7 May.

Classical Source

Scottish Opera appoints Stuart Stratford as Music Director

British conductor Stuart Stratford has been appointed by Scottish Opera as the Company’s Music Director after an extensive international search.

Der Tagesspiegel

Endlos das Firmament

Er geht weder ins Aufnahme- noch ins Fotostudio. Für viele ist er der Größte: Ausnahmepianist Grigory Sokolov in der Philharmonie.

Die Welt

Ein Aufstand weißer heterosexueller Männer

Renner gegen Castorf und für Dercon. Ostermeier gegen Renner. Peymann gegen alle. Und Lilienthal für sich selbst. Ein Versuch, den derzeit tobenden Berliner Theaterzickenkrieg zu verstehen.

MUSIK HEUTE

Rundfunkchor Berlin startet mit neuem Chefdirigenten

Gijs Leenaars, neuer Chefdirigent des Rundfunkchors Berlin, wird am 19. September seine erste Vorstellung mit dem Ensemble leiten.

Münchner OB: Konzertsaalentscheidung bis Sommer

In der Münchner Konzertsaaldebatte soll noch vor der Sommerpause eine Entscheidung fallen.

Classicalite

EXCLUSIVE: 2015 MATA Festival Interview Spotlight – Ann Cleare on ‘Eöl,’ Talea Ensemble and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe.

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EnglishNationalOpera @E_N_O: There’s one final #ENO1516 announcement! From next season we’re reducing the price of 50% of seats, making over 60,000 tickets £20 or under

Rayfield Allied ‏@RayfieldAllied: We are looking forward to @SteveReich #ThreeTales at @sciencemuseum performed by @ensemblebpm @nickedsut + Synergy Vocals tonight.

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Can you guess the music from just looking at the score? Try our new (and very tricky) quiz: http://classfm.co/wLRuVq 

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(Written on April 22, 2015 )

Classical News

Independent

How Tansy Davies turned 9/11 into her opera ‘Between Worlds’

Tansy Davies makes her operatic debut with a work about the attack on the Twin Towers. Despite the topic, it is a life-affirming piece, she tells Jessica Duchen

The Times

Classical is purrfect for cats

Cats don’t like Cats (the musical). Neither do leopards enjoy Def Leppard. But they might just enjoy a bit of the Rossini-derived Cat Duet.

Classic FM

Opera boss sacked over Wagner production that offended Russian Orthodox Church

The Russian government has sacked an opera director over a controversial production of Wagner’s Tannhauser, and is now considering new theatre censorship laws.

Classical Music Magazine

Shortlists for RPS Music Awards announced

The Royal Philharmonic Society has announced the nominees for this year’s RPS Music Awards. The 13 categories recognise the outstanding achievements made by artists and organisations in 2014.

BBC Music Magazine

Van Kuijk Quartet win Wigmore prize

French Quartet soars to success in International String Quartet Competition

Sinfini

EU note standardisation

A new EU directive has been passed to standardise musical pitch. The change, which takes effect on 1 July 2016, will see the frequency of the note a¢ (A above middle C) adjusted upwards, rising from 440 Hz to 450 Hz. This adjustment in pitch will only affect countries within the EU.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Neuer Operndirektor setzt umstrittenen “Tannhäuser” ab

Ein neuer Direktor, ein neuer Name für das Opernhaus und die sofortige Absetzung der umstrittenen Inszenierung: Die Entwicklung im „Tannhäuser“-Streit in Nowosibirsk entsetzt die russische Theaterwelt.

klassik.com

Paukenschlag in München: Horst Seehofers neue Konzertsaal-Pläne

Ehemaliges Olympiastadion soll mit Unterstützung des FC Bayern zum AUDItorium umgebaut werden.

epochtimes

Rostocker Theaterintendant Latchinian entlassen

Der Intendant des Rostocker Volkstheaters, Sewan Latchinian, ist fristlos entlassen worden.

The New York Times

Concert Versions Take Opera to a More Personal Level

LONDON — Staging “Aida” without elephants sounds a lot like doing “Hamlet” without Elsinore Castle.

Le Figaro 

Alagna, Dessay… Les musiciens au secours de France Musique

De Roberto Alagna à Natalie Dessay, en passant par William Christie ou Alexandre Tharaud, la fine fleur des musiciens vole au secours de la station de Radio France.

Twitter

ISM ‏@ISM_music: ‘British musicians are worth so much more than we’re given, especially as we know how arts can change lives of young people’ #MakeMusicWork

Philharmonic Society @RoyalPhilSoc: That’s it, we’re signing off for the evening! Well done again to all the Shortlistees. See you on 5th May @theBreweryVenue! #RPSMusicAwards

Guardian Classical ‏@GdnClassical: Sweeney Todd review – Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson in razor-sharp thriller http://gu.com/p/476bj 

625 VanKuijkQuartetThe Van Kuijk Quartet. Photo: BBC Music Magazine

 

(Written on April 1, 2015 )

If you look back at our daily news page on our website, it is not an exaggeration when I say that in the last few weeks almost every day there has been a news story about Sir Simon Rattle. Everyone has had their say on the concert hall rumours and now it is time for WildKat PR to add to the debate with our take on the whole issue.

I have always liked Simon Rattle, maybe it is because my grandparents, who live in Birmingham, are regulars at the Symphony Hall and talked about him when he was at the CBSO, maybe it is his musicianship, or maybe it is our mutual love for Mahler. Either way, I would love to see him back in London after he leaves his post as Principal Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic in 2018. But what of his concert hall demands? It is generally accepted that London lacks a world class concert hall in terms of acoustics when compared to the likes of Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Berlin’s Philharmonie. It seems a bit of an oxymoron to have our prestigious orchestras housed in halls that have been described as a ‘complete joke’ by some musicians in terms of acoustics and backstage facilities. So, Rattle’s suggestion is not entirely unreasonable in this sense.

Rattle Picture

Photo: Sipa Press / Rex Features

However, as Ivan Hewett commented in The Times, it is not that the acoustics in London are bad, others are just better. Just talking about acoustics only provides one part of the story and does not take into account the psychological factors when listening to a performance: the emotions we feel and pictures the music conjures up. We do not want the acoustic question to veil the actual music. There is a special something about our concert halls in London which implants itself when you come to a concert here: their history, the grandeur of the building itself and the thrill of who else has performed on that stage. Can you imagine the Proms anywhere else other than the Royal Albert Hall? Pageantry and tradition is something the UK has perfected and our existing concert halls are a part of this.

There is a political side to all of this too. I must admit that part of me agrees with Jessica Duchen, that much of George Osborne’s commitment to a ‘feasibility study’ is probably General Election talk to get us all on side. With the economy still in a tight spot, spending however many millions on a new concert hall is not sensible. Indeed, Charlotte Higgins argued that if we need to spend any money on a new music venue in London, it needs to be a Glyndebourne-esque space for the crisis stricken English National Opera.

And then there is the question of its location. Where in central London is both available and suitable?

As much as I would love to see Sir Simon back in London, building a whole new concert hall seems hard to justify in these times especially when some say the acoustic argument is exaggerated. Spending the money on music education instead sounds like a better idea. If, after May, the new government uphold this enthusiasm then perhaps the idea will be taken more seriously but, how likely this is is left to be seen.

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Illustration: Robert G Fresson

 

(Written on February 25, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Composers on their premieres: ‘This is the point where one has to let go’

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has helped music lovers fund commissions through its Sound Investment scheme for almost 30 years. Ahead of their 75th commission, leading composers recall the nerves – and joy – of hearing their works come to life for the first time

The Independent

As ‘The Indian Queen’ opens, can Peter Sellars save the ENO?

As Purcell’s ‘The Indian Queen’ opens, Jessica Duchen meets the man on a mission to save an opera company in crisis

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 finalists announced

20 singers from 15 different countries will compete in June

Philharmonia Orchestra signs £500k sponsorship with Chinese firewater manufacturer

The Philharmonia Orchestra has signed a five-year, £500,000 sponsorship deal with Chinese alcoholic beverage producer Wuliangye.

Classic FM

David Mellor on new London concert hall: ‘a power-play by Simon Rattle’

David Mellor has weighed in on the debate over whether London needs a new concert hall in a conversation with ex-Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on LBC.

KulturPort.De

Ruhrtriennale präsentiert Programm 2015

Im ersten Jahr unter der künstlerischen Leitung des Theatermachers Johan Simons bringt die Ruhrtriennale vom 14. August bis 26. September 2015 zahlreiche internationale KünstlerInnen in die Metropole Ruhr.

Klassik.com

Komponist Charles Kálmán ist tot

Sohn des Operettenkomponisten Emmerich Kálmán wurde 85 Jahre alt.

Musik Heute

Einreichungen für ECHO Klassik starten

Ab sofort können Tonträgerhersteller ihre besten Produktionen bei der Deutschen Phono-Akademie vorschlagen, teilte der Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) am Montag in Berlin mit.

Codex Flores

Stiftung Händel-Haus erwirbt mutmassliches Händel-Porträt

Die Stiftung Händel-Haus hat ein Porträt ersteigert, das nach ersten Untersuchungen mit grosser Wahrscheinlichkeit Georg Friedrich Händel darstellt.

pizzicato

Huge Investment To Renovate Sydney Opera’s Concert Hall

$202 million (€140 million) will be invested towards the renewal of the Sydney Opera House and specifically its largest theatre, the Concert Hall.

New Award For Conductors Named After Julius Rudel

The Mannes Orchestra at the Mannes College the New School for Music, announced the creation of a Julius Rudel Award for Conducting Studies, named after the American conductor who died in June 2014 at the age 93.

El Mundo

Mortier, sos Gardel

Un libro recopila las ‘Reflexiones sobre la ópera, el arte y la política’ de la mejor y más radical mente que se haya dedicado a la ópera en su generación.

Twitter

Classical Today @ClassicalToday: Heartbroken Frank Peter Zimmerman Surrenders ‘Lady Inchiquin’ Strad to Financial Controllers http://bit.ly/1GsU8TO

Classical:NEXT @ClassicalNEXT: RT @ruthmackenzie: “@hollandfestival: The programme 2015 has been announced. Featuring Anna Calvi in 12 Hour Prom. ”

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Überbrückungskredit für Salzburger Festspiele http://klassik.com/?9k8ja  #Musikfestival #Kulturmanagement #Kulturpolitik

ECHO Klassik Photo: Monique Wuestenhagen / BVMI

ECHO Klassik
Photo: Monique Wuestenhagen / BVMI

(Written on February 25, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Write a song for Shakespeare… if you dare

Go where Purcell, Finzi and Adès have dared to go and enter the RSC’s competition to compose a song to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday

Greta Klingsberg, child opera star of the Nazi death camp

When she was 13, concentration camp prisoner Greta Klingsberg was thrilled to be cast as the lead in an opera – even though her audience were SS guards

The Strad

Belenus Quartet wins first prize at the ‘Franz Schubert and Modern Music’ Competition

The Swiss ensemble triumphed in the string quartet category; no first prize was awarded in the piano trio section

Gramophone

New Gramophone podcast: Sir James Galway

The star flautist talks about learning the flute and working with Karajan – download for free

International Arts Manager

London IMAX to stage rarely performed Steve Reich opera

A seldom-performed video opera Three Tales is to get a rare outing at the Science Museum (London) IMAX Theatre (22 – 24 April) as part of the Being Modern: Science and Culture in the Early Twentieth Century conference taking place in the UK this spring.

Die Welt

Absage an Katharina Wagner – aus Niveau-Gründen

Eigentlich sollte Katharina Wagner im Dezember “Parsifal” in Argentinien inszenieren. Der neu ernannte Theater-Intendant erteilte ihr nun eine Absage.

Der Tagesspiegel

Lars Eidinger, gleich zwei Mal

Oliver Hirschbiegel folgt Hitler-Attentätern, Harald Martenstein erzählt im Video von seiner “Fifty Shades of Grey”-Premiere, und Lars “Hamlet” Eidinger feiert direkt zwei Premieren. Der Berlinale-Tag im Blog.

concerti

Bis Franken kam er nicht …

… doch Bachs Musik hinterlässt bei der Bachwoche Ansbach ihre Spuren – nicht nur ob des Weihnachtsoratoriums im Sommer

pizzicato

Liebevoll gehegt und gepflegt – ‘Festival Next Generation’ in Bad Ragaz

Die Förderung junger Musiker wird erfolgreich von vielen verschiedenen Institutionen unternommen.

Georges Prêtre erlitt erneut Beinfraktur

Der 90-jährige Dirigent Georges Prêtre hat für die kommenden Wochen alle Konzerte abgesagt, darunter drei Programme an der Mailänder Scala.

Le Figaro

La Callas décroche un nouveau disque d’or

L’enregistrement remasterisé de la diva grecque, La Renaissance d’une voix, par la maison de disques Warner, a dépassé allègrement en trois mois les 50.000 ventes.

Twitter

Barbican Centre ‏@BarbicanCentre : Experience an emerging American arts scene as Bryce Dessner curates ‘Mountains & Waves’ in May http://ow.ly/IVunA 

Jessica Duchen @jessicaduchen: Good to see Rattle on BBC News telling it like it is: European conditions are “on the outer reaches of science fiction” for UK orchestras.

Classical Music ‏@ClassicalMusic: So #ENO has 2 yrs to get its act together, then @ACE_National could cut it adrift. ACE concerned it can’t survive for 3 years #artsfunding

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Sir James Galway. Photo: Gramophone

(Written on February 12, 2015 )

Classical News

Independent

Philip Glass: From Glassworks to Glassfest

With his latest opera and a retrospective of his work travelling the country, the world’s best known classical composer tells Jessica Duchen why he’s still touring and performing at 77

One-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy to play Remembrance Day concerts

Pianist to explore left-handed music written after WW1

Classic FM

$100k prize for young classical musicians announced

A new annual music prize for classical musicians aged between 18 and 35 has been announced by Warner Music.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts Council England must prioritise future spending outside M25, states parliament committee

Following a series of discussions on the activities of Arts Council England, parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published a report which states that ACE must fund more work outside London if it is to meet its declared aims.

Classical Source

Musical America Announces 2015 Awards: Peter Sellars Artist of the Year

Peter Sellars Named Artist of the Year. John Luther Adams, Gianandrea Noseda, Lisa Batiashvili, and Christine Goerke recognized as Composer, Conductor, Instrumentalist, and Vocalist of the Year

International Arts Manager

Sakari Oramo is new Malko jury president

Sakari Oramo has been named as the Malko Competition’s new jury president. The Finnish conductor replaces previous president Lorin Maazel, who passed away in July.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gijs Leenaars wird neuer Chefdirigent

Der Neue ist 36 und kommt aus den Niederlanden: Gijs Leenaars löst Simon Halsey als Chefdirigent des Berliner Rundfunkchors ab.

audiophil

CANDY CRUSH SODA SAGA

London Symphony Orchestra spielt mit 65 der weltbesten Musiker Soundtrack für Candy Crush Soda Saga ein.

Pizzicato

Berlin gibt seinen Opern mehr Geld

Die Stiftung Oper in Berlin erhält von 2015 bis 2018 einen jährlichen Gesamtzuschuss von 135,3 Mio. €, das sind 14,5 Mio. € mehr als noch im Jahr 2014.

concerti

„Ich liebe elegante Kleidung“

Auf seinem neuen Album widmet sich Daniel Hope Filmmusik-Perlen europäischer Exil-Komponisten. Hier spricht er über…

Codex Flores

BR-Klassik fasst ein heisses Eisen an

Experten wie Publikum seien fast einhellig der Meinung, dass noch nie so schlecht, unkultiviert, sänger- und traditionsverachtend gesungen worden sei wie heute, erklärt der Sender BR-Klassik.

The New York Times

Cleveland Orchestra Director to Retire Next Year

Gary Hanson, the executive director of the Cleveland Orchestra, announced Tuesday that he would retire next October — a few years shy of the orchestra’s 2017-18 centennial season.

Twitter

Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM: A UK audience is the most enthusiastic in the world according to @andrerieu http://classfm.co/omqeuY

Arts & Business ‏@arts_business: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29897903 … Arts Council England funding must shift from London, MPs say

UK Arts News ‏@SmartArtsList: Eduardo Portal interview @rpoonline – what it takes to be a professional conductor – http://bit.ly/10tSPEs 

web-pianist

Nicholas McCarthy. Photo: The Independent

(Written on November 5, 2014 )

The Guardian

Christopher Hogwood obituary

Leading figure of the early music revival as conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music, harpsichordist and musicologist

The BBC Singers: 90 years young today

The UK’s only full-time professional choir celebrates its 90th birthday this week. Tom Service joins in the birthday wishes

The Telegraph

Gareth Malone creates celebrity choir for Children In Need single

Mel Giedroyc, Craig Revel Horwood and Fabrice Muamba are among the famous faces taking part in Gareth Malone’s choir for Children in Need

The Independent

Riccardo Muti’s resignation: Does Italy have an opera problem?

Conductor Riccardo Muti’s departure from the Rome Opera exposes the cultural crisis that Italy is in, says Jessica Duchen

Classical Music Magazine

Christopher Hogwood, 10 September 1941-24 September 2014

Conductor, performer and musicologist Christopher Hogwood, one of the key figures in the historically informed performance movement in the UK and internationally, has died at the age of 73.

Music Week

PRS and Steve Reid Foundation launch the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards

PRS for Music Foundation and the Steve Reid Foundation have launched the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Awards.

The Washington Post

Joshua Bell is playing in the Metro again. This time, maybe you won’t pass it up.

The stunt was seven years ago, but no one will let him forget it.

The New York Times

The Kronos Quartet as a Dot Cloud

The innovative musicians perform and discuss the special mystery of how a quartet communicates as part of an experiment capturing their sound and movement.

Die Presse

Sounds & Science: Offene Ohren für die Medizin

Eine Veranstaltungsreihe führt uns klingend von Mozarts “hitzigem Frieselfieber” zur modernen Stammzellenforschung.

Limelight Magazine

Maria Callas’ house to become an opera academy

Crumbling neoclassical building finally gets reno go-ahead from Greek government.

Twitter

@Hazardchaseltd: “James Gilchrist is simply sensational”, “breaking our hearts” as the anguished Jephtha in @TheSixteen’s latest disc release says @guardian

@BBCradio3: Looking forward to our #BrahmsExperience. So much to discover behind the beard! Join us @stgeorgesbris for one of our live shows 6-10th Oct

@classicfm: Catherine Bott pays tribute to the late conductor Christopher Hogwood: http://classfm.co/MVe54p 

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The Guardian

(Written on September 25, 2014 )