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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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(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

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(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

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(Written on September 25, 2013 )

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang and Einaudi to perform at Classic BRITs 2013

Pianists Lang Lang and Ludovico Einaudi have both been confirmed to perform at this year’s Classic BRITs award ceremony on October 2nd

Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines prompts unexpected classical hit

The R&B chart smash has driven a surge in sales for a violin and harpsichord duet of the same name

Roger Federer plays violin in Lucerne Festival tribute

Tennis maestro Roger Federer paid tribute to the Lucerne Festival’s 75th anniversary in a video made by his sponsor, Credit Suisse

Nicola Benedetti takes time off following Queen’s advice

The superstar violinist is taking a break ahead of the release of her new album, My First Decade, after being asked whether she was overworking by the Queen

Classical Music Magazine

Kaufmann among pre-announced winners of 2013 Gramophone Awards

Jonas Kaufmann’s last solo disc on Decca before his recent move to Sony Classical is among several pre-announced winners of this year’s Gramophone magazine awards

Ealing Autumn festival: Britten among friends11-27 October

Running 11 to 27 October, the Ealing Autumn Festival returns for its fourth year

The Independent

Julian Lloyd Webber: I’m doing a Dudamel over here

The Venezuelan conductor showed how poor children could become musicians. Julian Lloyd Webber explains how he was determined to do the same here. The result can be seen at the Proms on Sunday

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Gewitter ist vorbei, die Schäflein sind im Trockenen

Beim Stuttgarter Musikfest gab Helmuth Rilling den Stab an seinen jüngeren Nachfolger Hans-Christoph Rademann ab – Bundespräsident Joachim Gauk assistierte

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(Written on August 28, 2013 )

The Guardian

Joyce DiDonato, singer – portrait of the artist

‘A director once said I didn’t have much talent. That sort of thing gets me fired up.’

The Telegraph

Violinist Min-Jim Kym ‘elated’ at recovery of £1.2m Stradivarius stolen from railway cafe

A virtuoso violinist has spoken of how she went from “devastation to elation” after police recovered her £1.2 million Stradivarius, more than two years after it was stolen from a sandwich bar at London’s Euston station.

Classic FM

Violinist arrested for playing Bach on subway

A New York Violinist is spreading the message that performing is legal in the Subway, after he was arrested on Thursday.

Gramophone

Obituary: Nicholas Busch, longtime London Philharmonic Orchestra principal horn

Born November 4, 1939; died July 24, 2013.

Classical Music Magazine

Leith Hill Place, Vaughan William’s former home, opens to public for trial period

The childhood home of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Leith Hill Place in Surrey, has been opened to the public by the National Trust for a trial season until 3 November.

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Lang Lang International Music Foundation veranstaltet erstes internationales “Junior Music Camp” in München

Die Lang Lang International Music Foundation eröffnet die Bewerbungsphase für ihr erstes ‘Junior Music Camp’. Das erste internationale ‘Junior Music Camp’ für begabte junge Pianisten im Alter bis zu 15 Jahren findet vom 3. bis 7. November 2013 in München statt.

 

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The Guardian

(Written on July 31, 2013 )

The Independent – Blogs

Racial diversity in classical music: A daunting experience for non-white professionals working in the industry today

Currently, just five per cent of classical music professionals working in the UK identify as black and minority ethnic – and this figure shows no sign of rising, according to the Arts Council Staff Survey.

The Telegraph

Is pirate music ever justified?

After Krystian Zimerman’s recent outburst at an audience member for filming on their phone, Rupert Christiansen wonders if it will ever be possible to eliminate pirate recording.

The Guardian

Classical music refashioned

Can New York students design the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra a wardrobe fit for the 21st century?

New York Times

Young Star Raises Funds for Making Younger Stars

Lang Lang International Music Foundation Gala at Carnegie

BBC Music Magazine

The British Library celebrates Britten’s centenary with a new exhibition

Draft score for A Young Person’s Guide for the Orchestra goes on display for very first time at the British Library as part of Britten 100

Limelight Magazine

Richard Mills withdraws from Opera Australia’s Ring in Melbourne

The maestro leading one of Australian opera’s largest and most expensive undertakings calls it quits, citing issues of “personal chemistry”.

NPR Deceptive Cadence

‘Becoming Traviata’: A Look At Opera From Behind The Curtain

It’s easy to think of opera as little more than an affected flock of singers warbling onstage in lacy brocade with pancake makeup, chandeliers and champagne.

Die Zeit

Männliche Musik

Der lettische Dirigent Mariss Jansons bekommt den Siemens Musikpreis zu Recht – aber warum wählt die Jury nie eine Frau?

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New York Times

(Written on June 6, 2013 )

The Guardian

Paraguayan landfill orchestra makes sweet music from rubbish

Children of recyclers at Cateura landfill form band playing instruments fashioned out of discarded oven trays and oil barrels.

The Telegraph

Proms 2013: Most exuberant of all classical music festivals

Proms 2013 will feature some eye-catching ‘firsts’, as for the first time ever, the Last Night is conducted by a woman, Marin Alsop.

Gramophone

Borletti-Buitoni Trust celebrates 10th anniversary with live debate

Mitsuko Uchida will open ‘Is Talent Enough?’ at Southbank Centre with a video discussion – watch in advance on the Gramophone Player!

Classical Music Magazine

Warner/Parlophone deal set to strip EMI and Virgin Classics brand names from their catalogues

Artists who have recorded for EMI and Virgin Classics will find their releases appearing under a new brand.

Planet Hugill

Really rather rare – Verdi’s Alzira

Verdi’s Alzira is hardly one of his better known operas, yet it was his eighth opera, coming between Giovanna d’Arco and Attila…

Los Angeles Times (via Arts Journal)

Lang Lang: Popular classical music is great, too

He thinks commercial success and artistic integrity aren’t mutually exclusive.

 

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The Telegraph

(Written on April 29, 2013 )