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In today’s news: Riccardo Muti and Catherine Deneuve awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale. New Beethoven stamp to celebrate 250th anniversary of composer’s birth. Australian Ballett performance cut short by a rat. Classical music is dead? The Würzburger Mozartfest in portrait. Meet the alpinist musicians who took their passion for music high into the Alps. Street in named after missing soprano. Leeds Piano Competition reveals audience engagement. Stephen Fry appointed ORA Singers president. Meet two composers leading charge for women at the Proms.

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Leeds Piano Competition reveals audience engagement events

Piano+, designed to offer entertainment and insight to competition audiences, includes masterclasses, talks and insight events with members of the competition jury, such as Paul Lewis and Imogen Cooper.

Rhinegold

Stephen Fry appointed ORA Singers president

Fry will lead the group into a new residency at LSO St Luke’s from 2019.

The Telegraph

Meet the two composers leading the charge for women at the Proms: ‘It’s time to redress centuries of injustice’

Roxanna Panufnik and Anna Meredith are among the 22 female composers set to feature in the Proms this year. They tell Ivan Hewett why it’s about time

BBC News

Australian Ballet performance cut short by rat

A hungry rat has been blamed for a power failure during a ballet in Australia. Dancers and audience members were plunged into darkness during the second half of a Sleeping Beauty performance by the Australian Ballet.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Klassische Musik ist tot? Von wegen!

Die Krise der Klassik wird regelmäßig heraufbeschworen: Doch die Nachfrage ist groß wie nie zuvor. Nicht nur ihre Zuhörer sind zahlreich – sondern auch die Formen der Darbietung.

NMZ

Catherine Deneuve und Riccardo Muti erhalten Praemium Imperiale

Die französische Schauspielerin Catherine Deneuve (74) und der italienische Dirigent Riccardo Muti (76) werden für ihr Lebenswerk mit dem Praemium Imperiale geehrt.

klassik.com

Neue Beethoven-Briefmarke wirbt für Jubiläum 2020

Im Vorfeld des 250. Geburtstages von Ludwig van Beethoven erscheint eine neue Briefmarke.

Platea Magazine

Génova dedicará una calle a la desaparecida soprano Daniela Dessì

El Consejo de la ciudad de Génova ha aprobado, por unanimidad y a propuesta de Luca Pirandoni, de Movimiento Cinco Estrellas, dedicar una calle a la soprano genovesa Daniela Dessì, fallecida en el verano de 2016, a los 56 años.

Spettacoli

Manu Delago: “Sono un montanaro che porta sulle Alpi la passione per la musica”

Il musicista ha realizzato un film e un disco durante una spedizione sulle montagne austriache con altri sette musicisti-alpinisti.

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Riccardo Muti (c) Presse, Praemium Imperiale

(Written on July 12, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classic FM share Lang Lang’s performance secrets, and Ronald Perelman has resigned as Carnegie Hall chairman. Also, the ENO begins its new season without an artistic director, and a ‘Mikado’ production is cancelled over racial concerns

The Guardian

Brünjes and Pollock continue to steer the ENO ship

Two temporary appointments are made permanent, but English National Opera begins its new season without an artistic director

Classic FM

Lang Lang’s 3 secrets for a calm, composed on-stage performance

We hung out with the megastar virtuoso one afternoon at the Leeds Piano Competition. He told us his performance rituals, his tips for others, and introduced us to his revolutionary new teaching tool

Classical Music Magazine

Carnegie Hall chairman steps down

Ronald Perelman has resigned as chairman of the board of trustees at New York’s Carnegie Hall

International Arts Manager

Peace Tracks brings together all-star cast of musicians

A group of top international musicians have come together to create Peace Tracks, a new album that celebrates UN International Day of Peace on 21 September

BBC

John Wilson appointed as the BBC SSO’s Associate Guest Conductor

John Wilson has been appointed as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s Associate Guest Conductor

BroadwayWorld.com

Carnegie Hall to Welcome Lang Lang

Grammy Award-nominated concert pianist Lang Lang makes his first of three appearances at Carnegie Hall this season with a solo recital on Friday, October 23 at 8:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

 The New-York Times

‘Mikado’ Production Canceled Over Racial Concerns

A production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” planned for New York this December was canceled after it drew criticism over how its largely non-Asian cast planned to portray the stereotyped Japanese characters and culture that are often seen as central to the work, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players announced on their website

Der Tagesspiegel

Im gelobten Klassikland

Fremdes Land, vertraute Klänge: In Bremen gründet der in Aleppo geborene Kontrabassist Raed Jazbeh syrisches Orchester, das “Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra”

Klassik.com

Komponist Franz Surges stirbt nach Stromunfall

Der Komponist Franz Surges ist im Alter von 57 Jahren in einem Krankenhaus in Eschweiler an den Folgen eines Stromunfalls Ende August gestorben. Als ausgebildeter Kirchenmusiker und Organist war er vor allem pädagogisch tätig

Musik Heute

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin dementiert Jurowski-Verpflichtung

Das Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) hat die Verpflichtung von Vladimir Jurowski als Chefdirigent dementiert. Es würden lediglich Gespräche mit Jurowski geführt, sagte eine Sprecherin des Orchesters am Montag auf Anfrage

Codex Flores

Schuldt Chefdirigent des Münchner Kammerorchesters

Die Musiker des Münchner Kammerorchesters haben den 32-jährigen Clemens Schuldt als Chefdirigenten zum Nachfolger von Alexander Liebreich gewählt. Er wird mit Beginn der Spielzeit 2016/17 seine neue Position in München antreten

France musique

Concours des jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon: un Américain rafle le premier prix

A 23 ans, l’Américain Jonathon Heyward remporte le Grand Prix de la 54ème édition du concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre de Besançon

El Mundo

Los Reyes presiden hoy el estreno de la temporada del Teatro Real

La inauguración del Real se celebrará con Roberto Devereu de Donizetti, que a su vez inauguró el Teatro Real en 1850 con su obra La favorita

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Classic FM: This 14-year-old boy absolutely nails the fiendish top notes of Mozart’s Queen of the Night:

Classical MusicAdrian Morris, bass trombonist with , died last night following a battle with cancer:

Sinfini MusicDoes rudeness in the concert hall (real or perceived) deserve rudeness in return?

News 22nd Sep

‘Exciting, transformational times’ … the Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London/The Guardian

(Written on September 22, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, perspiration-proof concert wear, are young people scared of the Proms or the audience and is it snobbery to wait until the end of a piece to applaud? Also, Oslo Philharmonic reveals plans for new hall.

The Times

No sweat! Now the orchestra can play it cool

Please don’t mention it over a Glyndebourne picnic but sometimes, whisper it, orchestra members sweat.

The Telegraph

Are young people scared of the Proms – or the audience?

The classical music establishment has never been more desperate to shake its elitist image.

It’s not snobbery to wait until the end of the music before you clap

It isn’t difficult: you buy your ticket, you listen in silence to the music, and at the end, should you feel like it, you applaud

Classical Music Magazine

Oslo Philharmonic unveils plans for new hall

The Oslo Philharmonic has announced plans for a new concert hall in Oslo. The new cultural centre will be situated on the waterfront at Filipstad.

Rare Poul Henningsen piano up for auction

A rare PH Andrea Christiansen grand piano will be up for auction at London’s Conway Hall next month.

The Strad

Violinist James Clark to step down as leader of Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Clark, who is also co-leader of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, will spend more time on chamber pursuits

Sinfini

Call for female composers to be taught in schools

A student-led petition to include female composers on the music A-level syllabus has gained over 1,000 signatures.

BR Klassik

“Die Leute wissen bei uns nie, was sie erwartet”

Das auf zeitgenössiche Musik spezialisierte US-amerikanische JACK Quartet spielt gleichermaßen in Clubs und Bars wie in traditionellen Konzertsälen – Mittwoch Abend etwa bei den Salzburger Festspielen. BR-KLASSIK hat mit dem Bratschisten John Pickford Richards gesprochen.

Klassik Akzente

Große Sinfonien – Sternstunden der Berliner Philharmoniker

Sie gelten als eines der ausdrucksstärksten Orchester weltweit. Jetzt veröffentlicht Deutsche Grammophon Schlüsselaufnahmen der Berliner Philharmoniker: Große Sinfonien in Meistereinspielungen Herbert von Karajans, Claudio Abbados u.a.

Concerti

“Liebe auf den ersten Blick”

François-Xavier Roth will das Kölner Gürzenich-Orchester für alle in der Stadt öffnen.

Classical MPR

Women’s contributions to classical music are still underappreciated

I’ve never been told that I cannot achieve something as a musician because of my gender. I grew up surrounded by female musicians. They were my piano teachers, choir directors, people who taught privately and in churches and schools.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Chailly: From the War Memorial to the Apex of Music

Just as there are claims by zillions to have been at Woodstock (actual attendance: 400,000), San Francisco Opera’s famed 1977 Turandot premiere was apparently seen by at least 10 times of the War Memorial’s 3,200 capacity.

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Fran Wilson @CrossEyedPiano: It’s not snobbery to wait until the end of the music before you clap | via @Telegraph

Halle Orchestra @‏the_halle: “Leeds Piano Competition names new artistic directors” via @GramophoneMag

BBC Radio 5 live @bbc5live: It’s a skill to sing opera, but to do it through brain surgery…

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Are young people scared of the Proms?
Photo credit: Ben Stansall/ AFP/ Getty Images/ Telegraph

(Written on August 20, 2015 )

BBC Music Magazine

Aung San Suu Kyi becomes honorary ambassador for Leeds Piano Competition

Competition’s top prize to be named after the Burmese opposition leader.

NY Times

Budget Woes Prompt Cuts at Seattle Opera

The Seattle Opera says an anticipated $1 million budget shortfall this season will mean cuts in salaries and staff and a reshaping of its programming, with a four-opera season instead of five beginning in 2014.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Berlin Philharmonic swoop for the BBC’s chief horn

Martin Owen, principal horn of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, is being passionately wooed by the big band from Berlin.

The Guardian

A guide to Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s music

His work required orchestra and conductor to perform star-jumps while shouting out the darkest parts of the Bible and Dostoevsky.

Bryn Terfel: ‘I’d like to sing Citizen Kane’

Opera star Bryn Terfel is everywhere this summer, launching his Welsh music festival and kicking off the Proms.

(Written on June 28, 2012 )