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In today’s classical news, Radio 3 announces its plans for Hull City of Culture 2017, National Youth Orchestra announces most diverse intake, and Katherine Jenkins is to make her stage debut. Also, German broadcaster ARD plans reforms and fusions, and T in the Park festival is to take a year off.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 announces plans for Hull 2017

Radio 3 controller Alan Davey has revealed the station’s plans to mark Hull’s year UK City of Culture 2017.

Music Teacher Magazine

RCO launches new early-level certificate

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has launched a new early-level certificate scheme for organists.

NYO announces most diverse intake

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s (NYO) 2017 intake is the ensemble’s most diverse yet, with 21.9% of players identifying as non-white British: 7.3% above the national population average, and a 4.9% increase on the previous year.

Daily Mail

Katherine and Alfie step on to the Carousel: Soprano set to make stage debut alongside opera singer in new five-week run of the musical

Katherine Jenkins, the people’s mezzo-soprano, will make her stage debut opposite leading opera singer Alfie Boe in a version of the landmark musical Carousel.

The Guardian

T in the Park festival to take a year off

T in the Park, the huge music shindig that has been Scotland’s answer to the Reading and Leeds festivals, is to take a year off, its first break since being founded in 1994. In 2015, the festival was forced to change sites from Balado airfield to Strathallan Castle, and since that move, it has been subject to greater planning regulations.

The Washington Post

How quickly can a Tony winning playwright respond to the presidential election? This fast.

“Union Square Incident” is a cautionary tale about the beginnings of a police state.

Zeit Online

ARD kündigt grundlegende Reformen an

Die ARD plant nach Informationen der Bild-Zeitung die Zusammenlegung mehrerer Landesrundfunkanstalten. Eine von den Ministerpräsidenten eingesetzte Arbeitsgruppe befürworte eine Bündelung zu vier größeren Anstalten, berichtet die Zeitung. Den Plänen zufolge wären das die Anstalten Süd, Nord, West und Ost.

Klassik.com

Schlag auf Schlag: Prügelei im Baden-Badener Festspielhaus landet vor Gericht

Vor dem Amtsgericht Baden-Baden landete eine Auseinandersetzung unter Besuchern des Baden-Badener Festspielhauses. Ein Zuschauer hatte einem in der Reihe vor ihm sitzenden Konzertbesucher mit der Faust ins Gesicht geschlagen. Als Grund für die Tätlichkeit wird angeführt, dass der Konzertbesucher während der Zugabenstücke von seinem Platz aufgestanden sei und das Schlagzeugprogramm mit rhythmischem Klatschen begleitete.

Musik Heute

Oper Leipzig: Verletzte “Lucia di Lammermoor” singt im Rollstuhl

Die Sopranistin Anna Virovlansky, Sängerin der Titelpartie in der Neuproduktion “Lucia di Lammermoor” an der Oper Leipzig, hat sich kurz vor der Premiere am Samstag einen Bänderriss zugezogen. Um die Vorstellung zu retten, wird Virovlansky die Partie aus einem Rollstuhl singen.

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Füssener Festspielhaus gerettet – Investor gefunden

Das insolvente Festspielhaus Füssen ist gerettet. Dies teilte der Insolvenzverwalter Marco Liebler am Donnerstagabend mit. Die als Käufer gewonnenen Investoren werden danach den Geschäftsbetrieb im Theater wieder aufnehmen und einen Großteil der Mitarbeiter auch übernehmen oder wieder zurückholen.

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Credit: Ben Clarkson. Hull's Humber Bridge.

Credit: Ben Clarkson. Hull’s Humber Bridge.

(Written on November 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, King’s Cross announces Dame Evelyn Glennie as its musician-in-residence, singer Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas are to produce a new children’s animated TV show, and Musicians’ Union blasts Dirty Dancing tour for cutting real musicians. Also, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will release his first classical composition, and Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Season.

Classical Music Magazine

Dame Evelyn Glennie announced as King’s Cross musician-in-residence

King’s Cross has announced Dame Evelyn Glennie as its musician-in-residence in partnership with PRS for Music Foundation. The virtuoso percussionist will explore, write and perform new music over a 12-month period whilst based in the area.

The Times

Iraq bitter suite: notes on a lost orchestra

Upbeat may be the title of the conductor Paul MacAlindin’s memoir, but there are many times when he sounds pessimistic about the fate of his friends in the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

BBC

Katherine Jenkins to produce children’s TV show

Singer Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas are to produce a new children’s animated TV show. Symphony Street will be aimed at four to eight-year-olds and it is hoped it could be screened on Welsh channel S4C.

Music Week

Musicians’ Union blasts Dirty Dancing tour for cutting real musicians

According to The Stage, the Musicians’ Union claim the show has only five musicians currently employed, as opposed to eight on the previous tour, and that they’re using “unauthorised” backing music.

Rolling Stone

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Preps Debut Classical Piece, Tour

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will release his first classical composition, Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, October 14th via Orange Mountain Music.

Broadwayworld

Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Season

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) today announces programming for its tenth anniversary season, continuing its mission of bringing affordable, high-caliber performances of traditional and contemporary chamber music to all five boroughs of New York City.

NRK

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Er det mulig å se med ørene? Lukk øynene, og prøv selv.

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Urheber gegen Musikpiraterie: Landgericht München verurteilt Onlinedienst Uploaded zu Schadensersatz

Die Urhebergesellschaft GEMA gewinnt vor dem Landgericht München I gegen den Sharehoster Uploaded. Das Urteil bestätigt, dass ein Sharehoster schadensersatzpflichtig ist, wenn dieser das Hochladen und die Verbreitung von urheberrechtlich geschützten Inhalten nicht unterbindet.

Der Tagesspiegel

Wer mehr weiß, hört auch mehr

Christiane Tewinkel fragt in ihrem Buch „Muss ich das Programmheft lesen?“ nach dem Sinn populärer Musikvermittlung im Konzertbetrieb

Klassik heute

Dresdner Kreuzchor und Volkswagen vereinbaren Zusammenarbeit

Der Dresdner Kreuzchor begründet anlässlich seines Jubiläums in diesen Tagen mit der Volkswagen AG eine besondere Partnerschaft, die zunächst bis 2018 eine Zusammenarbeit auf künstlerischer, kommunikativer und pädagogischer Ebene garantiert.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Using Violin Strings to Learn Key Signatures

BBC Radio 3 performs his brother’s cello concerto tonight . Read all about it:

BR_Klassik @BR_Klassik Was heute geschah – 12.8.1846: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy erteilt seiner Schwester Fanny seinen “Handwerkssegen” http://bit.ly/2bmTuPh

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R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will release and tour behind his first classical composition, composed alongside friend and violinist Robert McDuffie. Credit: Chris McKay/Getty

(Written on August 12, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, musicians in London protest against Brexit with Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’, Peter Maxwell Davies’s final work at Barbican’s concert hall, and the National Post questions whether new audiences might be attracted to classical music if it broke out of its usual venues. Also, Tim Frederiksen shares his secret to success & Katherine Jenkins cancels a concert due to health reasons.

Classic FM

Musicians protest Brexit tensions with Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ in London

A demonstration of musical and cultural unity by a scratch orchestra of musicians from both the UK and EU.

The Telegraph

The Hogboon, Peter Maxwell Davies’s final work, is satisfyingly weird

In 30 years the Barbican’s concert hall can never have been quite so crowded. By the time the bows were taken after the premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’s final work, there was barely a spare square foot of unoccupied space onstage.

National Post

Can classical music reach a new audience through unlikely venues?

Where can we expect to hear performances of classical music these days? In a concert hall, most likely – a gleaming culture palace with cushy seats and finely calibrated acoustics. Or maybe in a church, especially if the music is sacred in nature.

The Strad

‘Classical musicians must be innovative and personal, without violating tradition,’ says Tim Frederiksen

The Royal Danish Academy of Music chamber tutor has a knack of putting together string ensembles that go on to achieve great things, finds Andrew Mellor.

International Arts Manager

Pierre Audi named sixth director of Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Pierre Audi is to become only the sixth general director of Festival d’Aix-en-Provence when he takes over from Bernard Foccroulle on 1 September, 2018. The opera and classical music festival, first run in 1948, is a highlight of the French classical music calendar.

Classic FM celebrates National Children’s Orchestra

The National Children’s Orchestra (NCO) will be featured every day on Classic FM this week, part of ‘Young Brilliance Week’ that coincides with the launch of a new NCO website as well as the orchestra’s open auditions for 2017. Recordings, interviews with alumni conducted by current members, and a concert broadcast on Wednesday evening are all part of the programme.

BBC News

Katherine Jenkins pulls out of Llangollen eisteddfod with virus

A virus has forced Katherine Jenkins to pull out of a concert in north Wales next month.

The Guardian

Orchestral maneuvers in the park: classical festivals in stunning scenery

The hills of America’s most stunning national parks will be alive this summer with the sound of music to celebrate the centenary of the National Park Service.

Classical Music Magazine

Mahogany Opera Group appoints Ivan van Kalmthout as Chief Executive

Ivan van Kalmthout, most recently interim Artistic Director at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, has been appointed chief executive of Mahogany Opera Group, effective from the end of July.

Adaptistration

Looking for even more compensation resources?

The 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports were a big hit but what if you’re looking for compensation data outside of executives, music directors, and concertmasters?

klassik.com

US-Gericht erklärt Happy Birthday für gemeinfrei

Ein US-Gericht hat das weltweit bekannte Geburtstagslied “Happy Birthday” nach einem mehrjährigen Rechtsstreit nun offiziell für gemeinfrei erklärt. Ein Richter stimmte dem vor mehreren Monaten vor Gericht erzielten Vergleich zwischen Klägern und dem Musikverlag Warner/Chappell zu.

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Dudamel verkauft seine Villa in LA

Der venezolanische Dirigent Gustavo Dudamel hat seine Villa in Los Angeles in  den Verkauf gegeben, die er im Januar 2015 gekauft hatte.

Codex flores

Bilanz der Festspiele Zürich 2016

Die Festspiele Zürich 2016 sind Geschichte. Die insgesamt 127 Veranstaltungen von 30 beteiligten Institutionen an 34 verschiedenen Veranstaltungsorten generierten 83‘000 Eintritte. Die Auslastung stieg gegenüber dem Vorjahr von 75 auf 85 Prozent.

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CBC News @CBCNews New all-female orchestra in Vancouver celebrates women in classical music

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ . to lead residency for young female musicians

Top Classical News @topcmnews Mahler closes Symphony season

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Photograph: Getty

(Written on June 28, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical:NEXT 2016 day three, New York Geffen Hall plans continue in fits and starts, and profile of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Also, EUYO criticizes EU Commissioner Navracsics, and there are no first prize winners at the International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT 2016: day three

You have ten minutes to set up a working party and map out a festival programme on a chosen theme for a set venue. That was the assignment given to members of the audience at the final Classical:NEXT conference, titled Create-It-Yourself curation.

The Guardian

Facing the music: François-Xavier Roth

From Boulez to Baker, plus Mahler, Benjamin and… Sting: The conductor on the music that shapes his life on and off the concert platform.

The Arts Desk

Period Portraits: Snapping the OAE

The OAE doesn’t just sound unique. It looks it too. To mark the orchestra’s 30th anniversary, photographer Eric Richmond introduces his portraits.

CNN

‘Classical’ music is dying…and that’s the best thing for classical music

Charlie Albright says new approaches to classical music are the route to its revival.

Classic FM

We still need positive action in classical music, says LA Phil boss

President and Chief Executive Officer (David C. Bohnett Presidential Chair) of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deborah Borda, reveals the need for conscious effort and action around diversity at the top of orchestral music.

The New York Times

Philharmonic’s Geffen Hall Plans Continue in Fits and Starts

The renovation of the New York Philharmonic’s Lincoln Center home, David Geffen Hall, is the classical music equivalent of the Second Avenue subway.

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EUYO Criticizes EU Commissioner’s „Misleading“ Statement

Commissioner Navracsics’s statement yesterday that the Commission is seeking a solution to EUYO funding is welcomed, says the Orchestra in a press release, „but in response to questions from the Council of Ministers, his replies were also inaccurate and misleading.“

JDCMB

Our heroine’s birthday

Yesterday was the birthday of the great violinist Jelly d’Arányi, who was born in Budapest on 30 May 1893. She is of course the heroine of Ghost Variations

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Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen endet ohne Gewinner

Bei der diesjährigen Ausgabe des Internationalen Instrumentalwettbewerbs Markneukirchen ist die Finalrunde ohne erste Plätze zu Ende gegangen.

Musik heute

Tenor Peter Schreier erhält Sächsischen Verdienstorden

Der Tenor und Dirigent Peter Schreier erhält den Sächsischen Verdienstorden. Die Auszeichnung werde dem 80-Jährigen am Mittwoch von Ministerpräsident Stanislaw Tillich überreicht, teilte die Staatskanzlei am Montag mit.

Codex flores

Jubiläumsausgabe der Musik-Kurswochen Arosa

Zum 30-Jahr-Jubiläum der Musik-Kurswochen Arosa haben sich per Ende Mai laut den Veranstaltern 1220 Teilnehmende angemeldet. Die Veranstalter erwarten ein Rekordjahr.

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Musical Futures @musicalfutures Famous classical music #composers linked to YouTube Videos – ThingLink http://bit.ly/1Z9WQXw

Katherine Jenkins @KathJenkins Favourite: “The transformative power of classical music” @BenjaminZander http://bit.ly/1sRoKpx

Steinway: Listen @ListenMusicMag: “Ten Great Music Moments in America:” #10: The Forming of @kronosquartet

Bel canto arias in the shower... Conductor Francois-Xavier Roth Photograph: Francois SECHET 2011

Bel canto arias in the shower… Conductor Francois-Xavier Roth Photograph: Francois SECHET 2011

(Written on May 31, 2016 )

Classical News

The Guardian

La Scala opera house introduces five-minute grace period for latecomers

Performances at Milan opera house to begin five minutes after scheduled time to stop spectators becoming angry with ushers

Sarah Connolly’s Christmas playlist

Mezzo Sarah Connolly shares her festive playlist, with a sublime selection of vocal music old and new

The Times

Blair Tindall on Mozart in the Jungle and the seamy side of orchestral music

For a jobbing classical musician the late 1970s and 1980s were lucrative, and hedonistic, recalls female oboist Blair Tindall. Now an all-star cast has brought her racy memoirs to the small screen

The Telegraph

Can this man save the arts in England?

Rupert Christiansen welcomes Darren Henley, the new chief executive of Arts Council England

International Arts Manager

EU explores potential of science and culture in international relations

The European Union has launched a new €25m grant for research into cultural and scientific diplomacy.

KlassikAkzente

Willkommen 2015 mit Katherine Jenkins im ZDF – Ein wohlklingender Start ins neue Jahr

Zum Ende eines Jahres schaut man zurück – und gleichzeitig macht sich schon eine gespannte Erwartung auf das neue Jahr breit.

Pizzicato

‘Teatro Real’ spart und erwartet trotzdem Überschuss für 2015

Das ‘Teatro Real’ in Madrid hat für 2015 ein Sparbudget vorgelegt, das den von 53 % (2009) auf 30 % (2015) gesunkenen öffentlichen Subventionen Rechnung trägt.

KulturPort.De

Sponsoring bei Jazz-Festival bricht ein

„Viele Festival- und Konzert-Veranstalter, insbesondere aus der Jazz-Szene, stehen im nächsten Jahr vor großen Herausforderungen.

Musik Heute

Düsseldorfer Symphoniker spenden an action medeor

Die Düsseldorfer Symphoniker haben über 30.000 Euro an das Medikamentenhilfswerk action medeor gespendet.

Codex Flores

Musizierende Jugendliche haben bessere Bildungschancen

Jugendliche, die schon in jungen Jahren Musikunterricht hatten, haben bessere Schulnoten als andere.

The New York Times

$58 Million Is Sought for Theater

Second Stage in Push for Money to Buy Helen Hayes

Twitter

CBSO ‏@TheCBSO : You can see some amazing photographs of our visit to Abu Dhabi over on our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1wOr8Cj

Music & Opera ‏@MusicOpera: #EvelynHerlitzius is Katerina in the new @deutsche_oper Berlin’s Lady Macbeth (from 25/1) ! http://bit.ly/1AK16jX 

Philharmonic Society ‏@RoyalPhilSoc : Come on twitter! Help us put instruments round the tree 4 young musicians. Think of the look on their little faces.. http://royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/young_musicians/christmas …

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Photograph: © Decca / Chloe Mallett

(Written on December 18, 2014 )

Classical News

Guardian

The Nazi war criminal, the Nuremberg prosecution expert… and a shared love of Bach

A new collaboration between human rights lawyer Philippe Sands and opera director Nina Brazier sheds light on the parallels between Hans Frank, a key player in the Holocaust, and Hersch Lauterpacht, one of the prosecution team at his trial

Telegraph

Katherine Jenkins: ‘I’m no diva – but I can be impatient and a bit bossy’

Under fire for running the London Marathon in make-up and for being ‘dropped’ by her record label, Katherine Jenkins found solace in Wales

Times

John Adams: the composer whose opera was hijacked

The composer is unveiling a radical new religious piece but it’s an old work that has hit headlines — again

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‘An education in the arts is limited to the economically privileged. It is an unjust waste of national talent’

In an article for Create – a journal of perspectives on the value of arts and culture published by the Arts Council – Sir Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington College, writes.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“Es geht in Bayreuth schon lange nicht mehr um Kunst“

Am Freitag hieß es, Jonathan Meese solle doch nicht den „Parsifal“ bei den Richard-Wagner-Festspielen inszenieren, Bühnenbild und Kostüme seien nicht finanzierbar. Der Künstler sieht das anders. Und wettert gegen Bayreuth.

Die Welt

Wie Countertenöre den Frauen die Jobs wegnehmen

Vor den Countertenören scheint keine Hosenrolle sicher. Franco Fagioli allein hat schon drei Mozart-Mezzo-Rollen gesungen. Aber: Will man das auch hören? Alles über das Londoner „Idomeneo“-Experiment.

Berliner Zeitung

Geld für Kultur

Berlin erhält im nächsten Jahr 300 Millionen Euro aus dem Bundeskulturetat

El País

Una gran ovación para Pollini

La Sinfónica dedica un monográfico a Beethoven con el maestro italiano al piano y su hijo Daniele a la batuta

Le Parisien

Radio France inaugure son nouvel Auditorium „en fanfare“

Tambours et trompettes ont marqué l’inauguration du nouvel Auditorium de Radio France vendredi soir, avec la “fanfare de Slava” du grand compositeur contemporain français Henri Dutilleux en ouverture d’un concert gratuit de plus de deux heures.

Twitter

medici.tv ‏@medicitv: Lang Lang honored with German award @lang_lang @ChinaDailyUSA #MediciClassicalNews http://sco.lt/6VbvOL

Intermusica @IntermusicaLtd: Hear @tenorbenjohnson sing Szymanowski’s Love Songs of Hafiz with @BBCSO & Edward Gardner on @BBCRadio3 at 2pm today http://ow.ly/EhM4R 

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse: Having arts at the heart of the curriculum is key to student’s success say @GreatOrmondSt School http://bit.ly/1wIIu44 ^L

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Composer John Adams. Photo: The Times

(Written on November 17, 2014 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Newlywed Katherine Jenkins denies diva claims

Singer Katherine Jenkins has hit back at claims she was dropped by her music company for being a “diva”

Classic FM

Pascal Rogé slams ‘mafia’ jury at piano competition

The Rina Sala Gallo Association has called for Pascal Rogé to apologise after he quit the jury and accused Italian members of the panel at the Monza international piano competition of corruption.

International Arts Manager

Vienna Philharmonic wins Nilsson prize

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has won the 2014 Birgit Nilsson Prize.

Pizzicato

500 Amateur Musicians Played A Rameau Flash Mob In Dijon

Dijon is the town where composer Jean-Philippe Rameau was born 250 years ago. The city organized a flash mob last Saturday.

BBC News

Live classical ‘off-putting’ says Jonny Greenwood

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has said classical music concerts have had the excitement “squeezed out of them”.

Slipped Disc

Sunday school: Atlanta’s icy silence is broken by a supercool rap

The musicians and the lockout merchants are observing media silence while talks continue with a federal negotiator

Der Tagesspiegel

Müssen Karten für Oper und Theater so günstig sein?

Kulturstaatssekretär Tim Renner wundert sich über die Ticketpreise an subventionierten Bühnen. Das lässt er sich nun mal ganz genau erklären. Und schon gibt es Kritik.

Teure Halle – Das Konzerthaus ist wiedereröffnet

Das gibt es auch noch in Berlin: Eine Baustelle wurde rechtzeitig fertig. Mit einem festlichen Konzert unter Mitwirkung von Andrey Boreyko und Arcadi Volodos ist das Konzerthaus am Freitag wiedereröffnet worden.

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Deutschsprachige Berufsverbände und Musikergewerkschaften besorgt über die Lage der Orchester in Europa

Die deutschsprachigen Berufsverbände und Musikergewerkschaften aus Österreich, der Schweiz und Deutschland (SMV, DOV, GdG-KMSfB und ver.di) beobachten mit großer Sorge die aktuell um sich greifende Zerstörung von Opernhäusern, -ensembles und Orchestern in Europa.

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Bamberger Symphoniker übernehmen Patenschaft für Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Ausgehend vom Bamberger Chefdirigenten Jonathan Nott, der ab diesem Jahr auch Erster Dirigent der JDPh ist, sei eine organisatorische und inhaltliche Kooperation geplant, teilten die beiden Klangkörper am Freitag mit.

The New York Times

Rita Shane, a Met Soprano Known for Range and Intensity, Dies at 78

Rita Shane, a dramatic coloratura soprano admired for the range, flexibility and size of her voice, as well as the intensity she brought to her performances, died on Thursday at her home in Manhattan.

Twitter

The Violin Channel @violinchannel: http://www.theviolinchannel.com/rapping-student-guildhall-school-music-london/ … London’s Guildhall School Admits Rapper into Classical Music Programme @guildhallschool @londonsymphony

Gramophone @GramophoneMag: Happy Birthday Ralph #VaughanWilliams – ‘an adventurous, unmistakably English composer’ http://bit.ly/1vRfgh4 

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine: Nine things you might not know about Ralph Vaughan Williams:http://www.classical-music.com/article/nine-things-you-might-not-know-about-ralph-vaughan-williams …

Der Tagesspiegel  @tagesspiegel: #Oper & #Theater in #Berlin: Müssen Eintritts-Karten denn so günstig sein, fragt Kulturstaatssekretär Tim @rennersen http://ow.ly/CEvq

Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt during the "Festival of Lights", Photo AFP via Tagesspiegel

Konzerthaus on Gendarmenmarkt during the “Festival of Lights”                  Photo: AFP via Tagesspiegel

(Written on October 13, 2014 )

Classical News

Guardian

Paul Morley: ‘Pop belongs to the last century. Classical music is more relevant to the future’

For years, this rock critic viewed classical music as pompous art of the past. Now, tired of pop, he explains why classical is the truly subversive form – and selects six favourite pieces to convert the unbeliever

Telegraph

Kenny Wheeler had such a stamp of individuality

Jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, who died at the age of 84, created his own magical musical world, says Ivan Hewett

Classic FM

Katherine Jenkins and Alexander Armstrong join Classic FM’s weekend lineup

Superstar singer Katherine Jenkins is joining actor and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong on Classic FM at the weekends.

The Strad

Violin, viola, cello and bow makers honoured at 2014 VSA competition

Nine gold medals were awarded at this year’s Violin Society of America international makers’ competition, held in Indianapolis, Indiana, from 15-21 September.

International Arts Manager

ACO give world premiere of Jonny Greenwood work

The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) will embark on a nine-concert European tour this week.

Spiegel online

Mittelmeer-Modernist Luigi Dallapiccola

Zwölf Töne müsst ihr sein

Musik-heute

Über 5.000 Gäste bei Saison-Eröffnung der Berliner Staatsoper

Über 5.000 Besucher haben am Sonntag die Spielzeit-Eröffnung der Berliner Staatsoper gefeiert.

Tiroler Tageszeitung

Welser-Möst wechselt nicht nach Linz

Der zurückgetretene Generalmusikdirektor der Wiener Staatsoper, Franz Welser-Möst, wechselt nicht nach Oberösterreich.

Il messaggero

Riccardo Muti lascia l’Opera di Roma

«Le problematiche degli ultimi tempi
fanno mancare la serenità necessaria»

Boston Globe

Boston overdue for a proper opera house

No overview of the city’s opera scene could be complete without a discussion of its most glaringly obvious gap: a proper venue for opera.

Le Parisien

La musique classique, une “niche” exploitée par la chaîne Mezzo jusqu’en Mongolie

La musique classique est certes une niche, mais une niche universelle: la petite chaîne de télévision payante française Mezzo, née en 1996, se lance en Asie, à commencer par la Mongolie.

 

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Dirigent: @dirigent Jan Mracek erringt ersten Preis beim Fritz Kreisler Wettbewerb http://magazin.klassik.com/news/teaser.cfm?ID=11171&nachricht=Jan%20Mracek%20erringt%20ersten%20Preis%20beim%20Fritz%20Kreisler%20Wettbewerb …

Classic FM: @ClassicFM More classical fails – 7 videos of musicians getting owned by their instruments: http://classfm.co/ZYEk0c 

BB  Radio 3: @BBCRadio3  Does Beethoven’s music sound the same 200 years on? Get insights from three German conductors: http://bbc.in/1trKR7u 

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(Written on September 22, 2014 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

BBC Proms: Roger Wright talks about his final season

The outgoing director of the BBC Proms, Roger Wright, tells Ivan Hewett why he hates to look back.

Classic FM

Katherine Jenkins announces 10th solo album

Katherine Jenkins has confirmed plan to release her 10th solo album in November this year, with a title of Home Sweet Home.

The Times

Is music really making your child a genius?

It’s boom time for serious classical music concerts for tots, but if you think it will turn them into budding Mozarts, think again.

The Guardian

The BBC Proms: how many of the weirder and wonderfuller moments do you remember?

The Proms, the world’s biggest classical-music festival, opens this Friday at the Royal Albert Hall. Celebrate some of the concerts’ less expected moments from the last few decades with our quiz.

The Telegraph

Top 10 TV sports theme tunes

In the build up to a special Sport Prom concert, we pick 10 of the best sports theme tunes, including Match of the Day, Test Match Special and Ski Sunday.

Toronto Star

Bicycle Opera in gear for five-week tour

Seven young, fit opera singers and musicians are pedaling their bikes to 13 Ontario cities this summer, pulling their props and instruments behind them in trailers.

Die Zeit

Höchstdotierter Kunstpreis geht an estnischen Musiker Arvo Pärt

Der Komponist Pärt erhält in der Sparte Musik den begehrten japanischen Kunstpreis Praemium Imperiale. Erstmals wird auch ein afrikanischer Künstler ausgezeichnet.

Concerti

Ein Chor, ein Klang

Der preisgekrönte Münchner Frauenchor feiert in diesen Wochen sein 25-jähriges Jubiläum.

Crescendo

Auf einen Kaffee mit… Pablo Heras-Casado

Pablo Heras-Casado gehört zur neuen Generation von Dirigenten, die mit dem Orchester sehr wohl ein Bierchen trinken wollen. Wir trafen den Tausendsassa mit spanischen Wurzeln auf einen lockeren Espresso in Köln.

Twitter

RN – Radio National: ‏@RadioNational  What does playing a musical instrument do to your body? http://ab.co/UaV78e  #classicalmusic #abcrn pic.twitter.com/Xqj94iaosd

Guardian Classical: @GdnClassical Start of Proms marks end of Roger Wright’s tenure as director http://gu.com/p/4v3c6 

Suzanne Doyle: ‏@SuzanneDoyle  Monty Python: Sousa, two-sheds and musical subversions http://gu.com/p/3qp4q/tw  via @guardian #classical

 

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Proms director Roger Wright outside the Albert Hall

Photo: BBC/Liam Duke

 


 

(Written on July 18, 2014 )

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Karl Jenkins Motets competition launched with new work as prize

Composer Karl Jenkins will compose a brand new a cappella work for whichever choir wins a new competition, launched to coincide with the release of his new album, Motets.

Former Glyndebourne chairman Sir George Christie dies, aged 80

Sir George Christie, former chairman of Glyndebourne opera house and festival, has died aged 80 after a “hard-fought illness”.

The Telegraph

Katherine Jenkins hits back at women who attacked her for running marathon in make-up

Classical singer Katherine Jenkins insisted she is “no diva” as she hit back at “women-hating women” who criticised her for wearing make-up while running the marathon.

Classical Music Magazine

Salzburg Festival running deficit despite bumper sales

The future of the Salzburg Festival has been called into question following claims by its president Helga Rabl-Stadler that it needs a substantial increase in state funding if it is to survive.

BBC Music Magazine

New Barenboim-Said Academy plans unveiled

First came Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Now plans have been unveiled for a new Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, to open in 2016.

Der Tagesspiegel

Brücken für den Nahen Osten

Das ehemalige Magazingebäude der Berliner Staatsoper wird für 33,7 Millionen Euro zur Barenboim-Said-Akademie umgebaut. Ab 2016 sollen hier Musiker aus dem Nahen Osten nicht nur Musik studieren, sondern auch Philosophie.

Berliner Zeitung

Barenboim-Said-Akademie: Vom Berghain lernen

Der neue Konzertsaal der Barenboim-Said-Akademie verspricht eine Sensation zu werden. Zwar verfügt Berlin bereits über zwei Musikakademien. Doch Barenboim will etwas anderes. Er möchte einen Ort der Völkerverständigung, der Neugier schaffen.

Klassik Akzente

Archiv Produktion: Deutsche Grammophon bekräftigt Engagement für Alte Musik

Vor genau einem Jahr gab Deutsche Grammophon neue Pläne und Verpflichtungen von Musikern für Archiv Produktion bekannt. Heute bekräftigte die weltweit führende klassische Schallplattengesellschaft ihr Engagement für Alte Musik.

Anne-Sophie Mutter und Lambert Orkis feiern “Silbernes Jubiläum”

Die Geigenvirtuosin Anne-Sophie Mutter und der Pianist Lambert Orkis feiern 25 Jahre großer musikalischer Momente seit ihrem ersten gemeinsamen Auftritt im Jahr 1988. Zu diesem Anlass veröffentlicht das Duo “The Silver Album”.

La Repubblica

Scala, le lettere segrete: così Pereira trattava con se stesso l’acquisto delle opere

I documenti che testimoniano gli accordi fra il sovrintendente designato e Salisburgo, di cui lo stesso Pereira è direttore artistico, sulle opere contestate. In attesa di una decisione da Pisapia e Franceschini

 

Classical Music on Twitter

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theartsdesk.com@theartsdesk Listed: 10 Great Trouser Roles. As Rosenkavalier comes to @glyndebourne we count the girls who are boys who do girls http://www.theartsdesk.com/opera/listed-10-great-trouser-roles

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Opera North @Opera_North Tonight’s La Boheme live blog from @stuheritage will be on our website at http://www.operanorth.co.uk/blog from 7pm tonight. #ONboheme

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(Written on May 8, 2014 )