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WildKat PR is delighted to welcome guitarist Alessandro Paganelli to our portfolio of artists.

Born in the little town of Livorno, Tuscany, Alessandro grew up in a house filled with music: his father played guitar in the band of Italian singer Milva, and Alessandro shares hi passion for the instrument with him. Alessandro has always been interested in the creative process of music composition, following first private lessons and then conservatoire study.

As a classical guitarist – studying under Oscar Ghiglia at the Academia Chigiana in Siena and in Maastricht with Carlo Marchione– it’s hardly surprising that Alessandro states Johann Sebastian Bach as one of his main musical inspirations. While successfully completing his training and receiving his Masters in Music, he also participated in various masterclasses of Baroque Music Performance Practice.

After moving to Berlin, he started working as a freelance musician, in opera productions like Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” for the Trentino Music Festival, Mozart’s “Die Falsche Gärtnerin” with director Christoph Hagel and Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” with the Opera Houses in Greifswald and Stralsund.

Alessandro is fascinated by a wide variety of genres and sounds, so started experimenting with jazz, electronic music and the art of improvisation – all of this led to his first solo EP titled “Drifting”, released in June 2017. Consisting of four tracks, Alessandro demonstrates how he has found the perfect balance of classical elements, strings and atmospheric synthesizers to create a haunting, incredible beautiful piece of art.

Accompanied by artistic and cinematic music videos, filmed by Lorenzo Konings, the music confirms how the term “neoclassical” is not enough to describe his way of composing and the sounds he creates. His music serves as a universal language – to transport all sorts of emotions, thoughts and ideas.

Alessandro is currently in postproduction of his second EP, which is due to be released in early 2018. It consists of four tracks and was recorded, mixed and mastered at FuseRoom Studios Berlin with Alberto Rizzo Schettino. The title “Nebula” already seems like a promise – a promise that the guitarist created another piece of art in his very own, specific and unique way.

(Written on December 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: David Lewis leaves Opera Australia after child sexual abuse allegations, classical music events app Jubal goes online, ECM Records makes entire catalogue available on streaming platforms. Also, San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, Brexit-Big-Band goes on tour and the French organist Michel Chapius is dead.

The Guardian

Singer David Lewis leaves Opera Australia after child sexual abuse charges

Allegations against 58-year-old tenor and longstanding member of nation’s top opera company date back to the 1990s.

BBC Music Magazine

ECM launches entire catalogue to major streaming platforms

Having previously resisted making their content available on streaming services, ECM Records have now launched on Apple Music, Spotify and more.

Opera Wire

British Opera Director Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual harassment scandals continue the opera world as British theater and opera director Ramin Gray has been accused of sexually molesting a number of actresses.

Classical Music

Classical music events app launched

The new Jubal app allows users to access details of classical music concerts involving specific artists, venues and dates.

Delia Derbyshire honoured with posthumous PhD

Delia Derbyshire, best known as creator of the Doctor Who theme tune, will be awarded an honorary PhD from Coventry University for her contribution to electronic music.

The Herald

Former RSNO chief to lead Los Angeles Philharmonic

The former chief executive of Scotland’s national orchestra is to lead one of the world’s most prestigious ensembles.

Broadway World

San Francisco Opera presents World Premiere of GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST

On November 21, San Francisco Opera will present the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, the newest opera by American composer John Adams.

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EU-Austritt vertont: Brexit-Big-Band geht auf Tour

Während sich die Politik darum streitet, wie der EU-Austritt Großbritanniens aussehen soll, hat ein Künstler den Brexit bereits musikalisch interpretiert.

Klassik.com

Französischer Organist Michel Chapuis gestorben

Chapuis war vor allem als Spezialist für das Barockrepertoire bekannt; so machte er sich als einer der führenden Interpreten der Orgelwerke von Dietrich Buxtehude und Johann Sebastian Bach einen Namen.

Musik Heute

Mehr Orgeln von Schimmel befallen – Experten erforschen Ursachen

Seit 20 Jahren rätseln Organisten, Kantoren und Restauratoren immer öfter über Schimmel an historischen Orgeln. Die Ursachen seien vielfältig und nicht pauschal auf Klimaveränderungen zu reduzieren.

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Die Umwegrentabilität des Lucerne Festivals

Laut einer Studie der Universität St. Gallen beläuft sich der volkswirtschaftliche Mehrwert, den Lucerne Festival in der Region schafft, auf jährlich rund 22,6 Millionen Franken.

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Christoph Heesch gewinnt Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis

Die Jury des Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreises hat den Preis dem jungen Cellisten Christoph Heesch verliehen. « Er überzeugte nicht nur durch sein intensives und facettenreiches Spiel, sondern auch durch ein innovatives Aufnahme-Konzept für seine Debüt CD », heißt es in einer Mitteilung.

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José Bros celebra con un recital los 25 años de su debut en el Liceu de Barcelona

El próximo 26 de noviembre el tenor barcelonés celebrará los 25 años de su debut en el Gran Teatro del Liceu, desde que cantara Anna Bolena de forma un tanto inesperada junto a la soprano Edita Gruberova.

France Musique

Le milieu de la musique classique réagit après les réformes chocs du ministère de la Culture

Le document confidentiel du ministère de la Culture que France Musique a pu se procurer fait réagir le milieu de la musique classique. Entre inquiétude et incompréhension, les principaux intéressés regrettent la vision exclusivement comptable des réformes envisagées.

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(Written on November 21, 2017 )

Heute erscheint das neue Album der Pianistin und Komponistin Marina Baranova bei Berlin Classics. Hypersuites sind „akustische Remixe barocker Meister“ und höchst persönliche musikalische Dialoge zwischen der Künstlerin und ihren Lieblingskomponisten. Dadurch werden neue, ungeahnte Querverweise zu den Stücken geschaffen. Auch der Pianist und Komponist Hauschka hat dem Album einen zusätzlichen, spannenden „Hyperlink“ zwischen ihm und Marina Baranova hinzugefügt. Hauschka komponierte einen Remix auf ihre Version von La Poule. Rameaus Stück gewinnt dadurch eine zusätzliche Dimension.

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Marina Baranova: Hypersuites. Foto: Felix Broede

Schon in der Barockzeit war das Kombinieren und Rekomponieren sowie das Mischen einzelner Stücke zu einer Suite weit verbreitet. Heutzutage scheint diese Tradition wiederaufzuleben: in der Klassikwelt hat sich eine ganze Remix-Generation entwickelt; Wettbewerbe wie der Romantic Revolution Remix Contest des DSO Berlin werden ins Leben gerufen, um dazu aufzufordern, die klassische Musik einer gewissen Ehrfurcht zu entbinden.

Zu dieser neuen Generation klassischer Musiker gehören neben Marina Baranova auch Künstler wie Moritz Eggert und Chad Lawson. Der Komponist und Pianist Moritz Eggert setzt sich kontinuierlich mit genreübergreifenden, ungewöhnlichen Projekten dafür ein, das Image des „braven Klassikkomponisten“ zu verändern. Bis vor kurzem lief Traviata Remixed, eine stark gekürzte, modernisierte und experimentelle Version der wohl berühmtesten Oper Verdis beim Grachtenfestival in Amsterdam, Ende September kommt sie nach Wien. Auch der amerikanische Pianist Chad Lawson liebt es, wohlbekannte Werke großer Komponisten mit einem neuen, ganz persönlichen Anstrich zu versehen. Im September erscheint sein neuestes Album Bach Interpreted / Piano Variations on Bach Chorals, für das er verschiedene Bach-Choräle analysiert und einzelne Melodien zu einem neuen Gebilde zusammengefügt hat. Entstanden sind Neuinterpretationen mit ganz eigenem Klang, die Chad Lawson im September auch in Deutschland vorstellen wird.

Am Ende bleibt die Frage: Bachs Musik umschreiben – darf man das überhaupt? Marina Baranova sagt ja, auch wenn sie Hochachtung vor Bach habe und seine Kunst niemals in Frage stellen würde. Was sie aber gern erforsche, sei Tradition. „Tradition bietet uns eine Komfortzone, die alles gemütlicher und somit risikofreier macht. In dieser Situation besteht die Gefahr, dass die Kunst weniger ‚passiert’, sondern mehr getrieben wird.“ Nicht zuletzt war das Improvisieren auch in der Barockzeit eine gängige Vorgehensweise. Von den Noten abzuspielen hingegen, exakt wie notiert, galt als schlechter Geschmack und wies auf mangelnde Fantasie hin!

Am 08. September wird Marina Baranova ihr neues Album Hypersuites im silent green Kulturquartier in Berlin vorstellen. Tickets für den Abend gibt es hier. Das Album kann man hier bestellen.

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Marina Baranova. Foto: Felix Broede

(Written on August 26, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, the Estonian Olympic Committee appoints Kristjan Järvi as first non-sport Olympic ambassador, Gramophone Classical Music Awards reveals 2017 category winners, and experimental music festival takes over Darwin military tunnel. Also, Samsung is shutting down its music streaming service.

Classical Music Magazine

Kristjan Järvi appointed as Estonia’s first non-sport Olympic ambassador

The Estonian Olympic Committee has appointed Kristjan Järvi as ambassador in a bid to use music to inspire the country to future sporting success. The conductor is the first non-athlete to hold a senior position as a standing member.

Gramophone Award category winners announced

The category winners for the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017 have been revealed. The awards will be presented and the recipients of the special awards named at the London ceremony on 15 September.

The Guardian

Shakespeare’s magical music box: the sound of rapture at the Globe

Exquisite harmonies, by candlelight, transported audiences in 1600s London out of filthy streets into a gilded world of kings and star-cross’d lovers. Composer-director Claire van Kampen explains why music was key to the Bard’s success.

‘What a way to do a concert’: experimental music festival takes over Darwin military tunnel

Tunnel Number Five show a BYO affair, with 100 people dragging camping chairs and drinks through the low, pipe-lined entrance.

Business Insider Deutschland

Samsung is shutting down its music streaming service

Samsung is surrendering in the music streaming wars. The company is closing down its Milk Music streaming service, it has announced.

Broadwayworld

Mark Morris Dance Group Presents MOZART DANCES, 8/24-27

Ten years ago, on the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth, Lincoln Center commissioned Mark Morris’s Mozart Dances. Hailed as a masterpiece and “one of Mr. Morris’s grandest achievements”, Mozart Dances offers a visually stimulating, elegant, and often tender display of movement and technique.

NRK

Vil løfte musikkbransjen med ny teknologi

Norge er langt dårligere enn våre naboland når det gjelder omsetningen innen kreative næringer. Det vil kulturminister Linda Hofstad Helleland gjøre noe med.

Musik heute

Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz in sein Amt eingeführt

Der Sänger und Dirigent Gotthold Schwarz ist am Samstag als neuer Thomaskantor in sein Amt eingeführt worden. Der 64-Jährige ist der 17. künstlerische Leiter des Thomanerchores nach Johann Sebastian Bach.

Klassik heute

Hans-Christoph Rademann formiert Ensembles der Bachakademie neu

Hans-Christoph Rademann schlägt zu Beginn der Saison 2016/17 bei der Internationalen Bachakademie Stuttgart den Weg in Richtung historisch informierte Aufführungspraxis ein.

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Sopranistin Daniela Dessi gestorben

Die Sängerin Daniela Dessi ist tot. Sie starb im Alter von 59 Jahren nach kurzer, schwerer Krankheit an ihrem Wohnsitz in Brescia.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Drinking alone with the moon – the Chinese poetry behind Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

klassik.com @klassikcom Appenzeller Bachtage mit erfolgreicher Bilanz

nmz @musikzeitung Meine Sicht: Das wichtigste Instrument beim ? Raschelnde Banknoten: Angeblich gilt…

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‘Haunting’: violinist Netanela Mizrahi performs at the underground Tunnel Number Five experimental music festival in Darwin. Photograph: Helen Davidson for the Guardian

(Written on August 22, 2016 )

After having previously worked with Kimiko Ishizaka on her Goldberg Variations project, WildKat PR are delighted to welcome back this talented pianist.

A gifted and obviously devoted Bachian” (James R. Oestreich, New York Times), Kimiko Ishizaka has composed her own completion to Bach’s unfinished masterpiece, Die Kunst der Fuge. In September Kimiko will be performing the London premiere at St. John’s Smith Square, with a pre-concert discussion of her completion with composer Robert Hugill.

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In 2012 Kimiko Ishizaka received worldwide attention and recognition for her innovative recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”, a project that was financed by her fans using the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.com, and which Ishizaka released directly into the Public Domain in a desire to make Bach accessible to as many people as possible. As a result, her recording of the Goldberg Variations is the most visible recording of this work on the internet today.

A similar fan funding campaign led to her 2015 release of Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier” which has been praised by multiple reviewers as their favourite interpretation of the work ever. This album was also a great commercial success – a significant fact in the face of ever-declining record sales – having occupied the #1 sales position on both Amazon.com and Bandcamp.com upon its release.

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Kimiko Ishizaka attains her unique Bach style through meticulous coupling of articulation to fugal structure, complete abstinence of the sustaining pedal, and many hours of practice in total darkness. Kimiko is passionate about sharing personal and unique ideas and interpretations that are truly her own, consciously refraining from listening to other artists’ recordings.

Apart from her rigorous efforts towards interpreting the music of J.S. Bach, Kimiko is also passionate about the music of Frédérick Chopin, and about competitive weight lifting.

Keep up to date with news from the Kimiko through her websiteYouTube, Facebook and, as always, through the WildKat PR blog.

(Written on August 1, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian’s pick of what not to miss at the Proms, a new BBC iWonder guide explores how playing an instrument can improve one’s life, and Guildhall School appoints Lynne Williams as its new principal. Also, Sol Gabetta speaks about adjusting to playing a c.1725 Gofriller and a Bach manuscript sells for £2.5 million at Christie’s in London.

The Guardian

Berlin v Dresden, barking dogs and a car park party: five Proms 2016 highlights

The Guardian critic’s pick of what not to miss at the Proms, from a face-off between Germany’s finest to concert opera from Karita Mattila, a host of intriguing premieres, and treats beyond the Albert Hall

International Arts Manager

Creative Industries Federation launches International Advisory Council

The IAC will discover and share examples of best practice, policy and innovation in the arts, creative industries and cultural education worldwide with the aim of harnessing opportunities and measuring risk.

Classical Music Magazine

iWonder guide explores benefits of playing an instrument

A new BBC iWonder guide explores how playing an instrument can improve one’s life. It features research from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University which shows that playing a musical instrument can have health benefits.

Guildhall School appoints Lynne Williams as new principal

Lynne Williams is to become the Guildhall School’s new principal. She will take over from Professor Barry Ife in early 2017, providing strategic direction and ensuring that the Guildhall’s business plan is implemented effectively.

The Strad

‘There is a tiger inside this instrument’: Sol Gabetta talks about her newly acquired cello

The Strad’s August 2016 cover star speaks about adjusting to playing a c.1725 Gofriller, after twelve years with her beloved Guadagnini

Musik heute

Bach-Manuskript für 2,5 Millionen Pfund versteigert

Das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs Präludium, Fuge und Allegro Es-Dur BWV 998 ist am Mittwoch bei Christie’s in London versteigert worden.

Klassik heute

Neuer Künstlerischer Leiter beim Grafenegg Campus ab 2018

Ab 2018 wird Dr. Leon Botstein künstlerischer Leiter des Grafenegg Campus. In dieser Position ist er für die künstlerische Planung und Umsetzung aller Grafenegg Campus Aktivitäten verantwortlich.

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Kommissar Wallander betritt die Opernbühne

Kurt Wallander, der berühmte Kommissar in den Romanen des schwedischen Autors Henning Mankell, betritt die Opernbühne. In der Oper «W – The Truth Beyond» begibt er sich auf die Suche nach der Wahrheit.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews On disc at last – Carlisle Floyd’s Wuthering Heights

BR Klassik @BR_Klassik Tenor @AJRStaples: “An open air concert is like really expensive busking.” Watch #KlassikamOdeonsplatz live:

nmz @musikzeitung nmz-sperrsitz: #Berufe in der Musikwelt: Twitteraccountmanagerin bei der #GEMA http://goo.gl/fb/eiOx5e  #internet

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Standout comparison … conductors Daniel Barenboim, left, and Christian Thielemann Composite: Getty Images

(Written on July 14, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Glyndebourne tour will offer a look behind the scenes of its productions, Cambridge University selects the Ligeti Quartet for its chamber music residency & Yo-Yo Ma made it his mission to to bring about peaceful change through music. Also, the Daily Telegraph explains how to vote in the EU referendum when attending Glastonbury Festival and Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart returns to the  stage in January 2017.

Classical Music Magazine

Glyndebourne Tour offers a look behind the scenes

The 2016 Glyndebourne Tour will feature the company’s first staging of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and the premiere of Don Giovanni: Behind the Curtain. Annilese Miskimmon’s production of Madama Butterfly will be conducted by John Wilson (making his Glyndebourne debut). The cast features Karah Son as Cio-Cio-Sa, Matteo Lippi as Pinkerton, and Claudia Huckle as Suzuki.

Cambridge University selects Ligeti Quartet for chamber music residency

The Ligeti Quartet has been appointed as the inaugural holders of the Cambridge Chamber Music Residency. A statement on the university’s website notes that their ‘breath-taking performances, both technically and musically, coupled with outstanding artistic plans for working with student composers and performers will undoubtedly be an exciting new development in Cambridge music-making.’

BBC News

Yo-Yo Ma’s musical mission for peace

Yo-Yo Ma is by far the world’s best known cellist, but he’s also made it his mission to bring about peaceful change through music.

The Telegraph

I’m going to Glastonbury, how do l vote in the EU referendum?

Glastonbury Festival has over the years coincided with sporting events such as Wimbledon or the European or World football cups, but this year, the UK’s biggest music bash goes head to head with the biggest political event of the year. So those people lucky enough to have got a ticket for Glastonbury will also have the headache of trying to work out how to vote in the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, held on Thursday June 23.

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Abbado’s Orchestra Mozart returns on stage in January 2017

The Orchestra Mozart Orchestra, created in Bologna by Claudio Abbado in 2004, will resume concert activities on January 6, 2017 after three years of silence.

Road in White Plains, NY, Named After Kurt Masur

A road in White Plains, NY, has been called after the late German conductor Kurt Masur. The Masur family owned a house there, since their son, Ken-David, attended the German Language School in White Plains.

Musik heute

Auktionshaus Christie’s stellt Bach-Manuskript aus

Das Auktionshaus Christies stellt kurzzeitig das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs Präludium, Fuge und Allegro Es-Dur BWV 998 aus.

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“Masur Drive” in New York eingeweiht

Zum Gedenken an den verstorbenen Kurt Masur wurde in White Plains nahe New York City nun eine Straße nach dem Dirigenten benannt. Sie liegt an einem Ort, der für die Familie Masur auch persönlich von großer Bedeutung ist.

klassik.com

Restaurierte 340 Jahre alte Richborn-Orgel in Mecklenburg eingeweiht

Die restaurierte Richborn-Orgel hat im mecklenburgischen Dorf Ruchow ihre Einweihung gefeiert.

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Glastonbury Festival @GlastoFest This year’s flashmob dance is a tribute to Bowie. If you’re coming to learn the moves!

Glyndebourne @glyndebourne Two weeks until our live cinema screenings of Il barbiere di Siviglia. Find one near you:

Top Classical News @topcmnews Richly imaginative – Mascagni’s Iris open’s Opera Holland Park’s 21st season

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(Written on June 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian talks about the five best classical concerts for Christmas and Taylor Swift is the new patron of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Also, a rare complete signature by Ludwig van Beethoven is being auctioned and Christel Lee has been named the winner of the 11th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition

The Guardian

Five of the best classical concerts for Christmas 2015

Magical adaptations of Pullman and Dickens – and the pick of the Messiahs

The Telegraph

Taylor Swift donates $50,000 to Seattle Symphony Orchestra

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra has a new patron – Taylor Swift

Gramophone

A rare Beethoven signature is up for auction, est. $30,000-$40,000

A rare complete signature in pencil by Ludwig van Beethoven is being auctioned by RR Auction with an estimated price of between $30,000 and $40,000 (US)

BBC Music Magazine

What did the great composers get up to at Christmas?

We look at some of their letters to find out…

The Strad

Christel Lee wins 2015 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition

The 25-year-old US violinist receives €25,000 and concert opportunities

Die Zeit

Nikolaus Harnoncourt beendet seine Karriere

Er ist der große alte Mann der historischen Aufführungspraxis, hat Hunderte Platten aufgenommen: Kurz vor seinem 86. Geburtstag tritt der Österreicher vom Pult zurück

Pizzicato

Bach-Enkel kommt ins Bach-Archiv

Ein verschollen geglaubtes Porträt von Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach (1759–1845), einem Enkel Johann Sebastian Bachs, ist im Rahmen einer Feierstunde am gestrigen 6. Dezember im Bach-Archiv Leipzig der Sing-Akademie zu Berlin rückübereignet worden

NMZ

Deutscher Musikrat zur Absetzung der Radiosendung „taktlos“

Nach knapp 18 Jahren setzt der Bayerische Rundfunk das gemeinsame Musikmagazin „taktlos“ von BR Klassik und der neuen musikzeitung ab. Einmal im Monat wurde hier über musikkulturelle Themen debattiert und Veränderungen im Musikleben dokumentiert

El Pais

Sobrecarga interestelar en Sónar Chile

Un fascinante proyecto combina ciencia y arte para saber cómo interpretar en tierra firme los sonidos del espacio exterior

The Washington Post

Ozawa: A pioneer who dedicated his life to Western music

For a couple of decades, Seiji Ozawa was one of the most familiar faces in American classical music. He ruled the Boston Symphony Orchestra, one of America’s most venerable and honored orchestras, for a record 29 years

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Top Classical News @topcmnews : How to silence the gods? An operatic masterpiece by Verdi

Guardian Music @guardianmusic : Best albums of 2015: No 10 – Divers by Joanna Newsom

IMG Artists @IMGArtistsUK : Wishing we were in NYC for tonight’s premiere of Marina Abramović & ‘s

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House. Illustration: ROH/The Guardian

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House. Illustration: ROH/The Guardian

(Written on December 7, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Warner Classics is about to issue a two-CD tribute to Jon Vickers, and Plácido Domingo withdraws from conducting & needs to undergo surgery. Also, Klassik Akzente celebrates 330 years of Johann Sebastian Bach this year and FAZ interviews Igor Levit

The Guardian

Classical music isn’t a secret society unless we allow it to be

It doesn’t matter if you weren’t brought up with it or don’t know how to pronounce the composers’ names – I wasn’t, I can’t, and it still lets me in

Classic FM

Rare and revealing Mozart letter fetches $217k at auction

A letter written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been sold at auction for a whopping $217,000

Classical Music Magazine

Warner Classics to issue tribute to Jon Vickers

Warner Classics is to issue a two-CD tribute to Jon Vickers, the heldentenor who died in July, which will include previously unreleased material collected by documentary maker Jon Tolansky

Evening Standard

Sergei Prokofiev ‘would have supported bringing classical music to younger audiences’

The grandson of Sergei Prokofiev today told how the composer would have been right behind a season of classical music rebooted to appeal to younger audiences

Classical Source

Plácido Domingo withdraws from conducting Met Tosca

Plácido Domingo was hospitalised on Tuesday, suffering from acute cholecystitis. The Metropolitan Opera, where he was to conduct the first-night of Tosca this evening, announced that Domingo will undergo surgery to remove his gallbladder

Klassik Akzente

330. Geburtstag – Johann Sebastian Bach lebt!

In diesem Jahr begehen wir den 330. Geburtstag von Johann Sebastian Bach, des vielleicht größten Komponisten aller Zeiten. Sein Werk lebt. Das demonstrieren jetzt vier exquisite Neu-Veröffentlichungen

FAZ

Aufstehen, fertig, das Leben geht weiter

Igor Levit ist einer der besten Pianisten der Gegenwart. Ein Gespräch über Bach, Beethoven und die Frage, ob Musik die Welt verändern soll

Pizzicato

Pianist Dmitri Teterin Died, Aged 44

Russian Pianist Dmitri Teterin, born in Moscow in 1971, has died on October 18 at the age of 44. Teterin studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and also at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He won many international competitions

Classicalite

Grigory Sokolov, Norman Lebrecht Feud: Pianist Refuses Cremona Award Over Slipped Disc Post

In the capricious world of award ceremonies, occasionally, a winner will refuse an award for, um, “personal reasons.” Fewer still so suspiciously as reclusive Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov, who recently refused the 2015 Cremona Music Award in what appeared to be an act of spite

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Lifetime achievement award for orchestra conductor

American conductor David Zinman has been awarded the prestigious Echo Klassik award for his achievements over two decades conducting the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. During his time the orchestra developed into one of the world’s finest

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(Written on October 19, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, can classical music stimulate milk production in cows, classical music prevents seizures and whether Bach’s wife actually wrote his cello suites.

Classic FM

Simon Pegg: “I’m amazingly excited about the new Star Wars film”

The great British actor came in to Classic FM and told us why he’s super excited for the new Star Wars film, his passion for movie music – and what it was like to work with the legendary Pythons for his new film ‘Absolutely Anything’.

The Strad

I discourage my students from using a shoulder rest, says violinist Aaron Rosand

Only without a shoulder rest can one develop a personal sound that is identifiable, insists the Curtis Institute and Mannes College professor

Can classical music stimulate greater milk production in cows?

‘Usually I refuse to play in front of an audience that eats while listening, but I can make an exception for cows. Especially because they do not speak during a concert’

Morning Ticker

It seems that jazz and classical music prevents epileptic seizures

Given the calming effects that the genres of classical and jazz music can possibly have, these 2 choices of music may be extremely beneficial to those with the condition.

Slipped Disk

Not by Mrs Bach: Johann Sebastian did it by numbers

Ruth Tatlow led the academic campaign to discredit the recent remote theory that Bach’s cello suites were written by his wife.

Die Welt

Warum Google den epochalen Alphabet-Umbau vollzieht

Überraschende Neustrukturierung bei Google: Die Webaktivitäten werden von allem getrennt und eine neue Mega-Holding namens Alphabet geschaffen. Die neue Struktur ist nicht nur für Investoren gut.

Klassik Akzente

Zum 150. Geburtstag – 25 Fakten über Jean Sibelius, Teil 1

Ein Komponist mit dem Hang zum Extravaganten – Werfen Sie mit unseren ersten fünf Fakten einen Blick hinter die Fassade des finnischen Musikers Jean Sibelius, der in diesem Jahr 150 Jahre alt geworden wäre.

Musik Heute

Salzburger Festspiele: Viotti gewinnt Dirigentenwettbewerb

Der Schweizer Dirigent Lorenzo Viotti hat den Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele gewonnen. Der 25-Jährige setzte sich gegen zwei Mitbewerber durch, teilten die Veranstalter am Montag mit.

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David Byrne of Talking Heads Gives ‘TED Talk’ on Importance of Acoustics

In his TED seminar, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne exhibits an acoustical awareness that might surprise his fans.

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BWW Interviews: Stéphane Denève Helps Create the Repertoire of Tomorrow

French conductor Stéphane Denève has come a long way from his birthplace in the border town of Tourcoing in northern France to his compelling presence with orchestras throughout the world.

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Aaron Rosand discourages his students from using a shoulder rest
Photo credit: The Strad

(Written on August 11, 2015 )