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Nicola Benedetti ‘relieved and delighted’ about £18million funding increase

Thousands of young people will benefit from an increase in funding for music education hubs, Education Minister Nick Gibb announced today, a move welcomed by violinist and ambassador for arts education, Nicola Benedetti.

Classical-Music.com

A guide to the music of Judith Weir

Our introduction to works by the new Master of the Queen’s Music.

Classic FM

Lang Lang gives basketball star LeBron James a piano lesson

Pianist Lang Lang has made good on his promise to US basketball player LeBron James and given him his first piano lesson.

The New York Times



At 50, Festival Is Reunion of Sorts

Tanglewood Holds Its 50th Celebration of Contemporary Music.

El Pais



El piano de ‘Casablanca’, a subasta

El instrumento será la estrella de una subasta que incluye el guion o fotos firmadas por el reparto

KulturPort

Eine enge Bindung von Bildung und Kultur

Unter der Fragestellung „Hamburg – Modellregion für Kinder- und Jugendkultur?“ hatte die Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Kinder- und Jugendkultur (LAG) die kulturpolitischen Sprecher der fünf großen Parteien zum Podiumsgespräch geladen.

Twitter

GoClassical: ‏@GoClassicalUK  #Music education in England gets funding boost, back up to £75m for 2015/16 http://www.classicalmusicmagazine.org/2014/07/music-education-in-england-gets-funding-boost-back-up-to-75m-for-201516/ … #classicalmusic

Gramophone: @GramophoneMag Denis Matsuev headlines LSO’s Artist Portrait series – will perform 3 Russian piano concertos at the @BarbicanCentre http://www.gramophone.co.uk/news/denis-matsuev-headlines-lso%E2%80%99s-artist-portrait-series …

Music Education UK: @MusicEdUK Faber Music announces publishing partnership with Lang Lang: http://bit.ly/1sKMwIv 

 

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(Written on July 23, 2014 )

Classical News

The Guardian

BBC’s Ten Pieces brings classical music to a new generation

Ten pieces of classical music – some short, some selected extracts of longer works – have been chosen to represent a range of western classical music and provide good entry points into it. Children will be introduced to the works through a specially made film that uses a mix of live action and animation that will be screened in UK cinemas in October 2014.

The Telegraph

Has the BBC picked the right pieces?

Ivan Hewett admires the canny selection of classical pieces for schoolchildren to listen to.

Classicfm.com

Placido Domingo and Lang Lang to perform before World Cup final

“I always think music and sport are the two great things many people can understand without any need to really speak the language,” he [Domingo] said.

Concerti

Interview Nikolaj Znaider: Ich kann mir verzeihen 

Einst wollte Nikolaj Znaider unbedingt Weltmeister werden, heute philosophiert der Geiger und Dirigent lieber über den lebenslangen Tanz mit dem Repertoire

Tagesspiegel

Klassik-Festivals in Berlin und Brandenburg: Schwäne am Mittelmeer

Zwei frühsommerliche Klassik-Festivals in Berlin und Brandenburg haben ihren Auftakt gegeben: „Infektion!“ an der Staatsoper und die Potsdamer Musikfestspiele.

The New York TImes

‘Ring’ Cycle With Digital Orchestra Is Postponed

Professionals committed to a Wagner festival in Connecticut with digital samples of music pulled out, leading to postponement.

The New York Times

 Met Opera Tax Filing Reveals Pay For Gelb

The Metropolitan Opera, in the middle of labor talks with its unions, reports that its general manager, Peter Gelb, earned a total of $1.8 million in pay and benefits in 2012, and has since taken a pay cut.

Chicago Business Journal

Chicago Symphony Orchestra receives its two largest gifts in its history

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra today said it received two contributions totaling $32 million. The two gifts are the largest in the 123-year history of what is considered one of the world’s greatest orchestras.

El Mundo

Mehta se va, el Palau se muere

El gigantismo acaba con el gran revulsivo de la ópera del Mediterráneo

Twitter

BBC NOW: @BBCNOW A glimpse into our incredible #TenPieces film, made in an aircraft hanger near Cardiff @BBCWales #bbcmusic pic.twitter.com/CIR0XD7TFi

World Concert Hall: @wconcerthall Today, Davidsen, Nohr and Wilkman perform #Sibelius #Strauss and #Mahler in #Copenhagen http://ht.ly/y5wo4  #wch #classical

Holst Museum: @HolstMuseum Great to hear on @BBCNews that #Holst #Mars has made it into the #TenPieces project http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27868018 …

Mark Bowden: @markfbowden A new BBC initiative featuring piece by marvellous @AnnaHMeredith Discover #TenPieces http://bbc.in/1otD4bp

Royal College Music: @RCMLatest Director of the RCM Professor Colin Lawson & RCM alumnus @JLloydWebber offer their verdict on the BBC’s #TenPieces: http://bbc.in/1i4Ahm7 

Drum Works performing the tenth piece, Anna Meredith’s Connect It for Body Percussion

Drum Works

Photo: Guy Levy /BBC

 

(Written on June 17, 2014 )

The Guardian

Pet Shop Boys, CBeebies and Military Wives among Proms debuts

Other highlights of this year’s BBC Proms season include the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and the return of both Daniel Barenboim and Marin Alsop, announces outgoing director Roger Wright

The Telegraph

Proms 2014: Top ten concerts

As this summer’s BBC Proms programme is announced, Ivan Hewett selects the best concerts

Classic FM

Classical music street art

Sometimes our favourite music pops up in the most unlikely places. Discover the most beautiful classical music-inspired street art.

Classical Music Magazine

Music education campaigning steps up as councils pressured out of supporting music 

A consultation document on local education funding shows that central government expects local government to cease funding music in English schools from 2016.

Limelight Magazine

Dame Kiri’s final bow?

The opera star writes exclusively for Limelight about ending her stage career and the good times ahead.

Die Welt

Johann Sebastian Bach – Fetischist der Vierzehn

König David hat Bach berufen: Bei der Zahlenmystik des größten Barockkomponisten lassen sich Wahrheit und Legende längst nicht mehr unterscheiden. Das lehrt effektvoll eine Ausstellung in Eisenach.

Tagesspiegel

Die Pläne der Philharmoniker: Proben für die neue Zeit

Brahms, Schumann, Sibelius: Die Berliner Philharmoniker stellen ihre Saison 2014/15 vor – und gründen ein eigenes Label.

Washington Post

After longest labor dispute in U.S. orchestral history, Osmo Vänskä considers his options 

For the musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, the Finnish conductor who will lead them in three performances this week, is a welcome returnee, a once-frequent visitor to the Kennedy Center podium coming back for the first time since 2007.

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the listener: ‏@inthetheatre  Ben Heppner, star tenor, announces retirement from singing | @scoopit http://sco.lt/6epEob 

Worcester News: ‏@worcesternews Elgar’s music to feature heavily during BBC Proms 2014: THE BBC’s annual celebration of classical music comes … http://bit.ly/1icN30e 

BBC Music Magazine:@MusicMagazine Six of the best musical settings of Romeo and Juliet to celebrate the Bard’s 450th | HappyBirthdayShakespeare http://www.classical-music.com/article/six-best-musical-settings-shakespeares-romeo-and-juliet …

CM editors:@ClassicalMusic Michael Dervan has some interesting thoughts on Lang Lang – he’d like to see him tackle contemporary music http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/the-low-down-on-lang-lang-and-how-china-will-change-music-1.1770190?page=1 …

Gramophone:@GramophoneMag Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Undance: from the stage to recording studio  http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/gramophone-guest-blog/tracing-the-evolution-of-a-new-ballet …

The Guardian

The Guardian

(Written on April 25, 2014 )

Classic FM Online

Mariss Jansons to leave Royal Concertgebouw

The seventh chief conductor in the orchestra’s 126-year history is stepping down from his position of leadership of the Amsterdam orchestra.

The Telegraph

Better musicians ‘more attractive to women’

Women at their most fertile are more attracted to men who can produce complex music, a study suggests.

Taking kids to gigs

Gigs are perfect for kids of all ages. Pete Naughton guides you through the pitfalls and pleasures of taking children to see live music.

Los Angeles Times

Jeffrey Kahane to step down at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Following a 20-year run, conductor Jeffrey Kahane will step down from his position as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, the group announced on Wednesday.

BBC Music Magazine

If music be the food of love…

Iain Burnside explores how Shakespeare’s words have inspired countless musicians and pieces of music.

Classical Music Magazine

MU champions Milton Keynes music co-operative

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is supporting its members who have set up Milton Keynes music co-operative, which launched this week.

Concerti

Festivalguide: Ausflug in die Welt der Fragezeichen

Die Dresdner Musikfestspiele starten in diesem Jahr ein innovatives Künstlerprojekt

KlassikAkzente

Label des Jahres: Auszeichnung für ECM bei den JJA Jazz Awards 2014

Nach 2012 und 2013 wurde das Münchener Label ECM bei den JJA Jazz Awards 2014 bereits zum dritten Mal in Folge als Label des Jahres ausgezeichnet.

Art and Seek

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell Will Step Down At Dallas Opera

Jonathan Pell joined the Dallas Opera in 1985 as artistic administrator and was appointed artistic director in 2009 — only the second to hold that post in the company’s history.

 

Classical Music on Twitter 

Kate Molleson: ‏@KateMolleson Longlist for @SAYaward 2014 just out. Mega chuffed that @DunedinConsort & @SCOmusic add classical music to the mix http://www.sayaward.com

George:@OperaCreep Inside Opera: Live on 10 May sounds like a good and more inclusive development http://www.roh.org.uk/news/live-streaming-day-to-offer-unprecedented-access-to-seven-uk-opera-companies-on-10-may-2014

Music Week: @MusicWeek Vevo views rise 46% to hit 6bn per month http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/vevo-views-rise-46-to-hit-6bn-per-month/058274

Journalism.co.uk:@journalismnews Culture, collaboration and communication: Digital development at The Times and Sunday Times http://bit.ly/QHnpFY #journalism

CM Editors: ‏@ClassicalMusic_ Michael Dervan has some interesting thoughts on Lang Lang – he’d like to see him tackle contemporary music http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/the-low-down-on-lang-lang-and-how-china-will-change-music-1.1770190?page=1

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(Written on April 24, 2014 )

The Telegraph

The International Opera Awards: a reminder of a vibrant operatic scene

Amid signs of gloom, the International Opera Awards are a welcome reminder of just how vibrant the operatic scene is. The 2nd International Opera Awards ceremony will take place tonight at Grosvenor House Hotel.

The Guardian

When UK pop was born: the 18th century

We take it for granted that music is all around us and endlessly accessible. But did you know that gigs, muzak, and the music business itself were all born in the 18th century in the UK?

Classic FM

Lang Lang receives honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University

This isn’t the first honorary degree the pianist has received. In 2011, the Prince of Wales awarded him a PhD from the Royal College of Music, in 2012 picked up a degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and is also an honorary fellow of Oxford University.

Classical Music Magazine

London International A Cappella Choir Competition: Tallis Scholars host tribute to Tavener

Choirs from Estonia, Spain, Poland, the US, Sweden, Ireland and the UK will compete in the competition, which was conceived as a 70th birthday tribute to Sir John Tavener and will now be held in his memory.

Royal Opera House

Marianela Nunez, Thiago Soares and Fernando Montano nominated for 2014 LUKAS awards

Royal Ballet Principals Marianela Nuñez and Thiago Soares, and First Artist Fernando Montaño have all been nominated for the Personality of the Year award at the Latin UK Awards (LUKAS). The LUKAS awards, which are now in their third year, celebrate the culture of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese communities in the UK. This year, around 1,200 people were nominated for a total of 65 awards.

Spiegel Online

Vielseitige Sopranistin: Darf ich bitten, Herr Strauss!

Ob “Alphorn” oder “Madrigal”: Die Sopranistin Christiane Karg stürzt sich gern in musikalische Abenteuer. Da findet sie eine Menge in den Liedern von Richard Strauss. Die silbrige Faszination des “Rosenkavalier”-Komponisten leuchtet auch in der kleinen Form.
Klassik Akzente

Man kennt Myung Whun Chung als Dirigenten am Pult renommierter Ensembles wie dem Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France oder der Staatskapelle Dresden. Aber er ist auch ein exzellenter, inspirierter Pianist. Beispiel Piano.

Unerhörte Spannungen – Kammermusik von Harrison Birtwistle

ECM New Series widmet der Musik des britischen Komponisten Harrison Birtwistle erstmals ein ganzes Album. Till Fellner, Lisa Batiashvili, Adrian Brendel und die Sänger Amy Freston und Roderick Williams haben es aufgenommen.

Le Monde

Jonas Kaufmann, « wunderténor »

On doit à Jonas Kaufmann l’une de nos plus belles soirées lacrymales. C’était à l’Opéra Bastille, en janvier 2010. Le ténor allemand chantait le dernier acte du Werther de Massenet dans la mise en scène sensitive de Benoît Jacquot.

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Classical Music: @ClassicMusic361 Pianist showcases love for classical music – Times Record News dlvr.it/5L24w5 
Theater Arts: @theaterarts11 New Phoenix Symphony execs aim to draw wider audience #Phoenix #ClassicalMusic http://bit.ly/QNDVoj 
musik heute: @Musik_Heute Neuer Beitrag: Dirigentenforum nimmt neue Chordirigenten auf: Bonn/Berlin (mh) – Das Dirigentenforum des Deuts… http://bit.ly/1ij1hs7
neue musikzeitung: @musikzeitung nmz online > Applaus für den „Jugend musiziert“-Film von nmzMedia – die Dokumentation… http://goo.gl/fb/2rvOT
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(Written on April 7, 2014 )

The Guardian

BBC promises ‘strongest commitment to the arts in a generation’

New season will see extra £3m spent on productions of Shakespeare and live broadcasts from Glyndebourne and Hay.

BBC Music Magazine

Chetham’s School of Music announces plans for new concert hall

The school has received funding to build a world-class concert hall in Manchester’s city centre.

Classic FM News

Yoshiki plays piano battle with hologram of himself

Japanese rock star and classical crossover artist Yoshiki has surprised audiences at the annual SXSW music conference by playing a piano duet with a hologram version of himself.

Lost London Underground violin sparks social media campaign

A performer lost her violin ‘in a daze’ on the London Underground and is relying on the kindness of strangers for its safe return.

Lang Lang launches new app challenge with €30k prize

Pianist Lang Lang has created a competition to find the best digital application to encourage learning and discovery of classical music, with a prize of €30,000 for the winning entry.

The New York Times

Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Returns … For Now

Osmo Vänska, who resigned as its music director in October, makes a triumphant return to the newly renovated Orchestra Hall. But if any kind of resolution in the matter of artistic leadership is imminent, no one is yet willing to discuss it.

Paris Match

A 70 ans: Gérard Mortier, mort du roi de l’opéra

Le Belge, qui a dirigé certains des plus grands opéras de la planète, a marqué par son audace.

Il Messaggero

Arriva in Italia “La famiglia Addams”, Elio e Geppi Cucciari calcheranno la scena

La famiglia Addams si trasferisce in Italia. Zio Fester e tutti gli altri personaggi creati negli anni Trenta dal genio del disegnatore statunitense Charles Addams, infatti, saranno protagonisti di una commedia musicale che andrà in scena in molti teatri della Penisola a partire dal prossimo ottobre.

Das Orchester

François-Xavier Roth neuer GMD in Köln

François-Xavier Roth wird Generalmusikdirektor in Köln. Der Dirigent tritt sein Amt am 1. September 2015 für fünf Jahre an.

Classical music on Twitter

International Piano: @IP_mag ‘More than half the pianists I heard in three months used printed music’ writes our US correspondent. Is memorisation out of fashion?

Brooklyn Rider: ‏@Brooklyn_Rider We are thrilled to launch our Kickstarter campaign for the Brooklyn Rider Almanac! Check it out and please share! http://bit.ly/BRAlmanac

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: @SCOmusic We launch our 2014/15 Season today! New brochures are available to view on our website http://bit.ly/1jwlPng  tell us what you think!

Noted:@WeAreNoted If you missed out on a ticket tonight, look out for our blog tomorrow morning of a rundown of tonight’s talk :) #notedtalks #socialmedia

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(Written on March 27, 2014 )

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang to perform with Metallica at 2014 Grammys

Pianist Lang Lang will perform with heavy metal legends Metallica at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony, it has been announced

ITV

Birmingham based violinist wins prestigious music award

A Birmingham based violinist has become an ‘unsung heroine’ of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra following the presentation of the RPS/ABO Salomon Prize for orchestral musicians

Public Radio of Armenia Online

Renowned conductor Aram Gharabekian passed away aged 58

Renowned conductor Aram Gharabekian passed away in the US today at the age of 58,  the Armenian Ministry of Culture informs

Daily Mail

My struggle in cut-throat world of classical music, by violin prodigy Nicola Benedetti

The violinist who became an overnight sensation when named BBC Young Musician of the Year reveals how she struggled when plunged into an ‘extremely cut-throat’ world, writes Chris Hastings

Arts Journal

Against all trends, musicians still join union

A visit yesterday from Professor Martin Cloonan of Glasgow University revealed an unexpected statistic

The Guardian

Want to buy a classical CD? Don’t go to New York!

The joys of browsing and sampling CDs in a specialist store shop are increasingly hard to come by, and almost impossible if you’re a New Yorker

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Zum Tod von Iris Wagner

Ihre Cousins und Cousinen, auch ihre jüngere Schwester Nike, stritten öffentlich über Richard Wagners Erbe. Sie kämpfte gegen das, was sie die „Possen“ Bayreuths nannte. Zum Tod der Künstlerin Iris Wagner

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on January 13, 2014 )

Stroud News & Journal

Start your career in the music industry through the Josh Edmonds Memorial Scheme

The parents of former Cirencester student Josh Edmonds are inviting youngsters in Gloucestershire to apply for a scheme in his honour which will help start their career in the music industry

Classic FM Online

National Music Council honours UK music education

Celebrating imaginative music provision in the UK, this year’s National Music Council Honours have awarded the major trophy to SoundStorm (Bournemouth & Poole) and East Ayrshire

Lang Lang receives honorary Oxford fellowship

Pianist Lang Lang has been given an honorary fellowship at St Peter’s College Oxford, presented to him by Mark Damazer CBE at a special ceremony

BBC News

Music industry hope for deaf Grange Hill actress

A former Grange Hill actress who became deaf says it has become her ambition to break into the music industry

Huffington Post

Live In the Vineyard, a Music Industry LoveFest

Bobbi Hach-Jacobs and Clare Parr should be fierce competitors in the cutthroat world of music promotion and marketing. But as leaders in their industry, they found a friendship through their love of music and musicians and bonded as dear colleagues and close friends.

Die Zeit

Endlich daheim

Was heißt hier Macht, was Kunst? Ein Spaziergang mit Markus Hinterhäuser, dem Pianisten, Programmerfinder und designierten Intendanten der Salzburger Festspiele

Classical Music News

Classical Music News

(Written on November 20, 2013 )

The Telegraph

Pianist Maria João Pires panics as she realises the orchestra has started the wrong concerto…

Maria João Pires was ready to play a Mozart piano concerto with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw conducted by Riccardo Chailly, only to hear the orchestra begin playing another Mozart concerto – no 20 in D minor, K466, not what she was expecting or had prepared for.

The Verge

Analog to digital: Cornell conductor tries to modernize the orchestra with Google Glass

A conductor and professor at Cornell University, New York, believes Google Glass could replace stands and sheet music and change the way we watch live music.

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang made UN Messenger of Peace

Pianist Lang Lang has been awarded the role of UN Messenger of Peace by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, in recognition of his constant work in music education in his native China. He is the first person from China to receive the honour.

Gramophone

Daniel Barenboim to step down from La Scala two years early

The conductor relinquishes his post as music director in 2015 following unconfirmed reports that Riccardo Chailly will succeed him.

Classical Music Magazine

Matthew Barley’s Around Britten blog: from Sweden to swimming baths

The adventurous cellist continues his exploration of unusual concert venues, performing in two barns, a ruined castle and a country house or two.

Guardian

Musicians Talk About How To Save Music In The Age Of Streaming 

In a debate organised by Virgin last night, classical and popular musicians (including Zoe Keating, will.i.am and Amander Palmer), managers and technology firms came together to discuss controlling the damage technology has inflicted on the music industry.

Die Zeit

“Ich muss es ans Licht bringen”

Die rumänische Komponistin Adriana Hölszky schreibt ihre sechste Oper – und erstmals auch die Musik zu einem Ballett.

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(Written on October 30, 2013 )

Gramophone

James Levine returns to the Metropolitan Opera podium

The Met’s music director conducts his first performance on the New York company stage since damaging his spine two years ago

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang wins International Artist of the Year Classic BRIT Award

The Classic BRIT Award for International Artist of the Year will go to Chinese pianist Lang Lang, it has been announced. Les Misérables stars Samantha Barks and Alfie Boe will also perform at the ceremony on October 2nd

Classical music “gives calming feeling” to school corridors

A South London secondary school has started playing classical music in the corridors to make a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere at busy times

Random New Yorkers conduct orchestra on street corner

A New York orchestra pitched up on a street corner and simply put a sign up saying ‘Conduct Us’, and then filmed the results

The Guardian

My vision of Beethoven’s Fidelio

You won’t recognise the words, and you certainly won’t be expecting to see a string quartet suspended in cages, but my take on Fidelio is true to Beethoven’s spirit, writes Calixto Bieito

Is jazz good for babies?

When jazz musician Michael Janisch had his first child, he put the theories to the test with a specially recorded album

Nazi gold: does a music score hold the key to buried treasure?

Dutch film-maker starts excavations in Bavarian town, believing Martin Bormann’s annotations will lead him to Hitler’s diamonds

Music Week

Wimp to offer unlimited music in Thon hotels and restaurants

Owned by the Olav Thon Group, Thon Hotels will use WiMP strategically with different music profiles in various locations, such as the Thon Hotel Opera which has a dedicated classical music profile

Classical Music Magazine

Family Arts Festival puts orchestras centre stage

The first UK-wide arts festival for families will take place 18 October-3 November with a programme covering music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts

PR Week

Deadline extended for PRWeek ’30 under 30′ entries

The deadline has been extended to Tuesday 1 October for PRWeek’s annual search for the best young talent in the PR industry

Der Tagesspiegel

Putins Liebe zu Tschaikowsky

Am Montag sang Anna Netrebko an der Metropolitan Opera in New York in der Premiere von Tschaikowskys “Eugen Onegin”. Es gab Proteste: Weil die Oper sich nicht mit den Homosexuellen in Russland solidarisiert, die unter drastischen Strafen zu leiden haben, und weil Netrebko eine gute Freundin Putins ist

Gramophone

Gramophone

(Written on September 25, 2013 )