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In our news today, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies dies at age 81, Sony Music buys Michael Jackson’s stake in music publishing unit, new artistic leadership team for Mid Wales Opera  & extra funding for the musical celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday

New York Times

Peter Maxwell Davies, Contrarian British Composer, Dies at 81

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the prolific English composer long known as an anti-establishment anti-monarchist avant-gardist enfant terrible — but whose work was so renowned that he was named Queen Elizabeth II’s official music master anyway — died on Monday at his home in the Orkney Islands of Scotland

The Guardian

Peter Maxwell Davies: strikingly original music composed at white heat

From confrontational early works to the community projects that were at the heart of all he did, Maxwell Davies was a great fixed point in British music

BBC News

Sony buys out Michael Jackson music venture stake

Sony is paying Michael Jackson’s estate $750m (£526m) for the late pop star’s share of a joint music publishing venture that it does not already own.

Classical Music Magazine

Mid Wales Opera appoints new artistic leadership team

Mid Wales Opera has appointed Jonathan Lyness and Richard Studer as music director and artistic director. They will take up the positions when Nicholas Cleobury steps down in April 2017, but will begin work on developing MWO’s future touring and outreach programme immediately.

The Strad

Are contemporary violin makers limiting their potential to develop new ideas?

A key aim of the VSA/Oberlin Workshop ‘Obie 1’ project was to create a good original violin design that was not directly derived or copied from a previous instrument

Pizzicato

A Musical Celebration For Canada’s 150th Birthday

The Canadian Government will give an extra funding of $17.5 million to the musical community for a “national musical celebration” to honor Canada’s 150th birthday in 201

Die Welt

Opernsänger sind Albaniens wahrer Exportschlager

Das kleine Balkanvolk bringt überdurchschnittlich viele gute Musiker hervor. Das Geheimnis des albanischen Erfolges sind Iso-Polyphonie, gute Ausbildung und die Affinität zur italienischen Oper

Musik heute

Kurt Weill Fest endet mit Besucherrekord

Mit einem Besucherrekord ist am Sonntag in Dessau-Roßlau das 24. Kurt Weill Fest zu Ende gegangen
Wildkat PR Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Twitter

@RoyalOperaHouse Deeply saddened by the death of Peter Maxwell Davies – Taverner premiered here in 1972

@E_N_O Very sad to hear about the death of Peter Maxwell Davies. Our condolences go to his friends and family

@ClassicFM Final tickets left for @ClassicFM Live – @johnsuchet1 has details next, plus a track from @realaled’s new album.

(Written on March 15, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, NMZ reports that the German Cultural Council puts up resistance against right-wing populist party AfD’s politics. Also, UK music industry welcomes legislation to protect music venues, costs for renovation of opera house in Bayreuth rise, and ENO chorus plans silent protest over wage cuts and redundancies

The Independent

English National Opera chorus plans silent protest over wage cuts and redundancies

The organisation says it must make several singers redundant and cut pay for remaining members by 25%

Music Week

Music industry welcomes legislation change to protect venues

UK Music, Music Venue Trust and Musicians’ Union have welcomed new Government legislation to protect music venues, following a meeting with Ministers at the Department For Communities And Local Government and Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP.

BBC Entertainment and Arts

BBC Young Jazz Musician: Teenage trumpeter Alexandra Ridout wins

A 17-year-old trumpeter has won the BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016, beating her older brother to the title.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Laurence Cummings

He was once part of the Banal Chorale and admits to owning a Bucks Fizz record, but Kirkby’s Handel and Bernstein’s Mahler inspire the conductor and director of the London Handel festival today.

Der Tagesspiegel

Talentierte Dilettanten

Mit Leidenschaft dabei: Das Orchester Berliner Musikfreunde ist das am längsten existierende Laienensemble der Stadt

NMZ

Kulturrat ruft zu Widerstand gegen AfD-Politik auf

Der Deutsche Kulturrat hat nach dem Erfolg der AfD bei der Landtagswahl in Sachsen-Anhalt zum Widerstand gegen deren Politik aufgerufen

Klassik.com

Sanierung des Markgräflichen Opernhauses Bayreuth wird teurer

Der bayerische Finanzminister Markus Söder (CSU) hat den Auftrag für den zweiten Bauabschnitt bei der Sanierung des Markgräflichen Opernhauses Bayreuth erteilt, nun beginnt die nächste Bauphase

Le Monde

Le directeur des Chorégies d’Orange démissionne, en conflit avec la mairie d’extrême droite

Le directeur général des Chorégies d’Orange, Raymond Duffaut, en poste depuis 1981, a démissionné à la suite d’un conflit

Classicalite

Former President Clinton Paid Tribute in New Work ‘Billy Blythe’ by Opera Ithaca

It’s been announced that Opera Ithaca will stage a new opera about the childhood of former President Bill Clinton

Twitter

BR Klassik Alle Premieren der kommenden Saison werden live auf übertragen!

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Photograph: Orchester Berliner Musikfreunde e.V. / Der Tagesspiegel

Photograph: Orchester Berliner Musikfreunde e.V. / Der Tagesspiegel

(Written on March 14, 2016 )