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In today’s news: The Israeli conductor Noam Sheriff passed away. The Berlin Initiative for new music holds a concert for the homeless. A great concern has been raised over the decline in music uptake at GCSE. George Walker, who was a trailblazer in Music and a Pulitzer Price winner has passed away. And one more piece on Leonard Bernstein and what we can learn from him.

Rhinegold

90 music leaders express concern over GCSE music decline

90 leading figures from the music industry, including Sir Simon Rattle, Tasmin Little, Julian Lloyd Webber, Nicola Benedetti and Alison Balsom, have signed a letter to The Times expressing their concern over the rapid decline in music uptake at GCSE.

Grammophone

Bartoli’s new label to champion next generation

The mezzo Cecilia Bartoli is marking 30 years on the Decca label with the launch of a new sub-label aimed at nurturing the next generation of stars.

The Guardian

Learning from Leonard Bernstein: our cheeky Proms love letter to a musical pioneer

Bernstein wasn’t only a maverick maestro – he brought classical music to a whole new generation with his Young People’s concerts. But have they stood the test of time?

Capital Public Radio

George Walker, Trailblazing American Composer, Dies At 96

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, pianist and educator George Walker has died at the age of 96. Walker’s death was announced to NPR by one of his family members, Karen Schaefer, who said he died Thursday at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. after a fall.

Tagesspiegel

Israelischer Komponist Noam Sheriff gestorben

Der einflussreiche israelische Komponist und Dirigent Noam Sheriff ist tot. Der 1935 geborene Musiker hatte sein Debüt als 22-Jähriger mit der Premiere seines Werks „Festival Prelude“, das Leonard Bernstein 1957 mit dem Israelischen Philharmonieorchester in Tel Aviv aufführte.

Nmz

„,Atonale‘ Musik für alle“ – Musikalische Aktion in Berlin, paradox

Im Prinzip ist die Sache ganz einfach. Vor einiger Zeit kündigte die Deutsche Bahn an, mittels Musikeinsatzes für einen geräumten Platz an der S-Bahn-Station Hermannstraße in Berlin sorgen zu wollen.

Klassik.com

Sopranistin Inge Borkh verstorben

Borkh wurde am 26. Mai 1921 in Mannheim als Ingeborg Simon geboren, wuchs jedoch aufgrund der jüdischen Herkunft der Familie in Österreich und der Schweiz auf.

El Mundo

Necesitamos escuchar casetes y vinilos (aunque Albert Rivera diga que están obsoletos)

El presidente de Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera, dijo hace unos días que el debate sobre exhumar a Franco era algo tan “obsoleto” como escuchar música en “casetes y vinilos”.

La Vanguardia

Katharina Wagner dirigirá un ‘Lohengrin’ en el Liceu

Katharina Wagner, la biznieta del compositor y actual directora artística del Festival de Bayreuth, dirigirá la puesta en escena de una nueva producción de Lohengrin en el Liceu.

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Leonard Bernstein with young students at a Young People’s Concert in 1965 Photograph: Alamy

(Written on August 27, 2018 )

In today’s news: Liszt’s lost opera: ‘beautiful’ work finally brought to life after 170 years. Robert Trevino named Malmö Symphony’s Chief Conductor. Deutsche Grammophon’s president talks about their new partnership with Apple Music. For all Bach fans, Yo-Yo Ma can now be yours to command as the latest add-on to Alexa. Teodor Currentzis opens the Musikfest Bremen with a spectacular “Great Night Music”.

The Guardian

Liszt’s lost opera: ‘beautiful’ work finally brought to life after 170 years

Sardanapalo to premiere in Germany after Cambridge academic translates and deciphers neglected sketchbook

Gramophone

Robert Trevino named Malmö Symphony’s Chief Conductor

Watch the moment the announcement is made to the players

Broadway World

The New York Pops Opens 2018-19 Carnegie Hall Season With Roll Over Beethoven 10/19

A Different Kind of Orchestra on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

FirstPost

Satyasheel Deshpande on the role of bandish and gharanas in Hindustani classical music

Conversations with Satyasheel Deshpande, however brief, cannot fail to enrich the musical knowledge of the listener.

Music Week

‘It is as readily available as pop’: Deutsche Grammophon’s president on classical music’s streaming opportunity

Deutsche Grammophon is celebrating its 120th anniversary year by launching a major partnership with Apple Music, which will potentially open up its repertoire – both modern and traditional – to a new streaming audience.

Limelight

Love Bach? Now Yo-Yo Ma can be yours to command

Ever wanted one of the world’s greatest cellists in your living room for an intimate chat about Bach? Wait no longer. If you are a user of Alexa, Amazon’s popular virtual assistant, then Yo-Yo Ma’s Musical Moments is the latest ‘skill’ on offer.

Pizzicato

‘Leonard Bernstein At 100’ Celebrates The Musician’s Centennial Birthday

One hundred years after his birth and 28 years after his death, Leonard Bernstein’s legacy still shines bright. A multitude of events will celebrate his 100th birthday on August 25, 2018.

Klassik.com

Ehrenpreis des Deutschen Filmmusikpreises für Peter Gotthardt

Peter Gotthardt soll im Herbst den Ehrenpreis des Deutschen Filmmusikpreises erhalten. Die Auszeichnung wird Gotthardt Ende Oktober in Halle vom Ehrenpreisträger des Vorjahres Harold Faltermeyer überreicht.

Klassik heute

Teodor Currentzis eröffnet das Musikfest Bremen

Das diesjährige Musikfest Bremen findet vom 25. August bist 15. September statt, das Angebot umfasst 39 Veranstaltungen in 31 Spielstätten. Spektakulärer Auftakt ist die „Große Nachtmusik“, die das Publikum in den historischen Stadtkern dazu einlädt mit einer persönlichen Programmzustellung die Musikfest-Eröffnung zu feiern.

Platea Magazine

Javier Camarena, Aida Garifullina y Placido Domingo protagonizan ‘Los pescadores de perlas’ de Bizet en Salzburgo

Los días 23 y 26 de agosto, bajo la batuta de Riccardo Minasi, el Festival de Salzburgo presenta en concierto Los pescadores de perlas de George Bizet, con un atractivo elenco encabezado por Javier Camarena (Nadir), Aida Garifullina (Leïla) y Plácido Domingo (en su debut como Zurga).

 

 

The Sardanapel manuscript was found in a neglected sketchbook. (c) GSA/Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Bestand

(Written on August 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: BCMG composing competition winners named. Aretha’s Operatic Triumph: The Week in Classical Music. On TV, Bernstein Opened A Gateway To Classical Music For Young And New Audiences. Home listening: the musical fallout from Brexit is under way. The Ruhrtriennale is trying to limit the losses in an anti-Semitic dispute over the band “Young Fathers”. European composer prize awarded to Agata Zubel

Rhinegold

BCMG composing competition winners named

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has announced nine winners of the Wilde Liede Marx Music international composing competition.

The New York Times

Aretha’s Operatic Triumph: The Week in Classical Music

Her rendition of the aria, recorded live for this album, isn’t opera, but it also isn’t soul or anything easily definable.

Capital Public Radio

On TV, Bernstein Opened A Gateway To Classical Music For Young And New Audiences

For two decades during his extraordinary career, Leonard Bernstein also played the role of TV star.

The Guardian

Home listening: the musical fallout from Brexit is under way

A tale of two European orchestras making changes. Elsewhere, Louis Spohr and the Academy of Ancient Music

Die Welt

Ruhrtriennale-Eklat

Jetzt stellen wir uns mal ganz dumm.

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Wuilly Arteaga, Venezuelas Teufelsgeiger fängt in New York neu an

Erst spielt Wuilly Arteaga bei den Protesten gegen die venezolanische Regierung die erste Geige. Er wird zu einem Symbol des Widerstands. Nach Haft und Folter flieht er in die USA. Heute musiziert er in der U-Bahn von Manhattan – und hat einen Traum.

Musik heute

Europäischer Komponistenpreis an Agata Zubel vergeben

Die polnische Komponistin Agata Zubel (40) hat am Sonntagabend den Europäischen Komponistenpreis 2018 erhalten.

El País

El difícil ‘tetris’ de los cuartetos de cuerda

La Schubertiada de Vilabertran, un combinado de estrellas y jóvenes talentos.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

«Die Vereinnahmung der Kunst durch die Wirtschaft ist nichts im Vergleich zur Vereinnahmung der Kunst durch die Politik»

Wenn alles Private politisch ist, dann darf die Politik auch alles, und die Kunst ist ihr zu Diensten: Der polnische Künstler Artur Żmijewski sieht die Freiheit seiner ureigenen Domäne in Gefahr. Und wehrt sich – mit messerscharfen Analysen.

 

 

Leonard Bernstein relaxes backstage at New York’s Carnegie Hall with some of his autograph-seeking fans November 23, 1961. (c) AP photo

(Written on August 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Marin Alsop and Antonio Pappano interview: on the BBC Proms’ celebration of 100 years of Leonard Bernstein. Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced. Festival of Brass underway in County Durham. Petition started to protect freedom of art in reaction to recent EU votes. Interview with Neo Rauch and Rosa Loy about “Lohengrin” at the Bayreuther Festspiele. 2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition. Daniel Barenboim – women reign in the world of music and have never had any problems.

Financial Times

The Proms celebrates Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a bumper series of concerts. What does he mean to the great conductors of today?

Rhinegold

Details of 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition announced

The 2019 Carl Nielsen International Competition for violin, clarinet and flute will run from 21 to 31 March 2019 in Odense, Denmark.

The Guardian

Death of the dance dictators: ballet in the wake of #MeToo

With its culture of discipline, control and pecking orders, the dance world has always been plagued by claims of bullying and sexual exploitation. But old hierarchies are being challenged.

NME

A new David Bowie documentary will explore his early years

A new documentary about David Bowie is in the works and will act as the prequel to David Bowie: Five Years and David Bowie: The Last Five Years previously aired on the BBC.

The Northern Echo

Festival of brass music underway

The Big Brass Bash sees bands from the UK, France and Spain coming together in the North-East. It started in the Market Place at Bishop Auckland on Sunday, coinciding with Bishop Auckland Town Team’s first vintage and classic car show.

Violin Channel

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Leipzig’s 2018 Bach International Violin Competition

The 12 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition have been announced

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Rührselige Geschichten

Der Auftritt der Moritaten-Sänger des Bezirks Oberbayern lockt etwa 50 Besucher auf den Geschwister-Scholl-Platz. Liederbücher werden ausgeteilt, dann wird mit Begeisterung gemeinsam gesungen

Die Zeit

Die Birne in der Fassung

Neo Rauch und Rosa Loy, zwei bildende Künstler, entwerfen die Ausstattung für den neuen “Lohengrin” bei den Bayreuther Festspielen. Ein Gespräch über das Licht der Aufklärung, das ewig Unergründbare und den Gleitfilm der Musik

NMZ

Petition: Künstler und Politiker verteidigen Kunstfreiheit

Zahlreiche Kulturschaffende und Politiker aus Deutschland machen sich mit einer Petition für die Freiheit der Kunst stark. „Das Recht auf freie Meinungsäußerung, die Vielfalt und die Freiheit der Kunst in Europa sind in Gefahr“, heißt es in dem auf der Kampagnenplattform Change.org veröffentlichten Text. Zuvor hatten bereits andere Medien berichtet.

Platea Magazine

Barenboim asegura que en la música reinan las mujeres y que nunca han tenido problemas

En una reciente entrevista concedida al periódico argentino Clarín, con motivo de su visita junto a la Staatskapelle Berlín a Buenos Aires, el director de orquesta y pianista Daniel Barenboim ha declarado que, respecto al feminismo y el movimiento #MeToo, las mujeres en la música nunca han tenido problemas, porque son ellas las que reinan en ese mundo.

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Durham Brass Festival @ The Northern Echo

(Written on July 16, 2018 )

In today’s news: Mariss Janson to extend contract with Bayerisches Rundfunk Symphonieorchester to 2024. Record season for Düsseldorfer Tonhalle. ISM and Musicians’ Union announce code of practice. Trouble in Tahiti: watch Bernstein’s swinging one-act opera. Composer James Newton Howard unveils world premiere. Spotify stock prices soar. The student tackling gender equality in the music industry. Brahms & Wagner in a musical feud. Opera singer Antonio Barasorda, regular at the Met, passes away. Humperdinck’s opera “Hänsel und Gretel” most performed in Germany in 2016/17 season.

Rhinegold

ISM and Musicians’ Union announce code of practice to tackle discrimination

The ISM and the Musicians’ Union (MU) have announced a set of principles to tackle and prevent bullying, harassment and discrimination in the music sector.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify is worth more than $33bn, as stock price hits another all-time high

It’s been just over three months since Spotify floated on the New York Stock Exchange.
The story of the company’s valuation since that fateful day (April 3) has, so far, been one of a consistent climb.

The Guardian

Trouble in Tahiti: watch Bernstein’s swinging one-act opera – video

Opera North won terrific reviews for its production of Leonard Bernstein’s bittersweet one-act satire of suburban angst.

The Seattle Times

Hollywood composer James Newton Howard unveils world premiere at Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival

Known for his scores to such films as “The Hunger Games” and “Pretty Woman,” the prolific film composer has written a new work for the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s ongoing 2018 Summer Festival.

FE News

Student takes on gender equality in the music Industry

A young woman from South & City College Birmingham is using her coursework project to highlight the issue of gender inequality in the music industry.

Limelight

Did You Hear About Brahms’ Musical Feud With Wagner?

Among the 19th-century’s numerous musical skirmishes, one of the more waspish has to be that between Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner.

Merkur

Lebensprojekt München: Mariss Jansons bleibt bis 2024

Die Zeit der Flitterwochen, des himmelhoch jauchzenden Honeymoons ist schon lange vorbei. Mariss Jansons und das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, das ist vergleichbar mit einem in innigster Selbstverständlichkeit und Zuneigung verbundenen Paar, das Verrücktheiten nicht mehr braucht als Gunstbeweise.

NMZ

Rekord-Saison für Düsseldorfer Tonhalle

Mit drei ausverkauften Konzerten von Mahlers 8. Symphonie unter der Leitung von Adam Fischer ist die Saison 2017/18 in der Tonhalle Düsseldorf zu Ende gegangen.

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Mozart führt Opernstatistik 2016/17 des Bühnenvereins an

Engelbert Humperdincks Oper “Hänsel und Gretel” war in der Spielzeit 2016/17 laut der Werkstatistik des Deutschen Bühnenvereins die meistgespielte Oper in Deutschland.

Platea Magazine

Fallece el tenor Antonio Barasorda, habitual del Met de Nueva York

Tal y como informan medios puertorriqueños, el tenor Antonio Barasorda falleció el pasado 9 de julio de un infarto, en San Juan de Puerto Rico, a los 65 años de edad.

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Trouble in Tahiti (c) Alastair Muir

(Written on July 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: Symphony Orchestra of India’s debut UK tour, Kendrick Lamar collects his Pulitzer Prize, Swedish orchestra turns homophobic hate mail into music, the Elbjazz-Festival thrives, Thomas Fichtner is new Intendant of the Ensemble Musikfabrik, and book recommendation of “Leonard Bernstein – Der Charismatiker.”

Classical Music

Symphony Orchestra of India announces debut UK tour

The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) has announced an inaugural six-concert tour of the UK.

Classic FM

Londoners enjoy Mozart while Welsh prefer symphonic rock, study reveals

Following a recent rise in the popularity of orchestral music in the UK, a study has found British people’s taste in music varies considerably depending on where they live.

NME

See Kendrick Lamar collect the Pulitzer Prize for music

Kendrick Lamar has picked up his 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music in New York making him the first a non-jazz or classical artist to be awarded the accolade.

Forbes

Aaron Kuffner Turns Indonesian Gongs Into A Robotic Orchestra

Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s artistic robotic orchestra, Gamelatron fuses technology, sound, sculpture, and engineering to create a visceral experience based on acoustic resonance and robotic technology.

Los Angeles Blade

Swedish orchestra transforms homophobic hate mail into music

An orchestra in Sweden decided to turn a negative into a positive when it received homophobic hate mail.

The Stage

How to succeed on your path towards an operatic career

Susan Elkin seeks ways to fill the gap for aspiring opera singers just leaving school and moving onto postgraduate training.

Times Higher Education

Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Nicholas Till hears productive questions in a probing consideration of tragédie lyrique.

Die Zeit

Voll im Groove

Der Echo Jazz ist endgültig implodiert. Aber das Elbjazz-Festival lebt, und die Stadt swingt so sehr wie lange nicht.

Fono Forum

Ensemble Musikfabrik

Das Ensemble Musikfabrik beruft Thomas Fichter zum Intendanten und der musikaffine Bundestagspräsident a. D. Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert übernimmt Schirmherrschaft.

BR Klassik

Buch – „Leonard Bernstein – Der Charismatiker“ 

Ein Mann der Extreme

The New York Times

The Pugnacious Performer Who Wants to Take the Harpsichord Mainstream

Mahan Esfahani is a musician on a mission. “Until the harpsichord has the presence that any other mainstream instrument has, my work isn’t done,” he said.

Congress for the New Urbanism

Walk over, Beethoven

The survival of live classical music depends on many things, not the least of which is the design and urban planning around concert halls.

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Symphony Orchestra of India announces debut UK tour © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 31, 2018 )

In today’s news: 16-year-old pianist wins BBC Young Musician 2018, BBC Philharmonic invites audiences to keep their phones on, forgotten suffragette is remembered in musical, Leonard Bernstein is remembered by Wachholtz Verlag in book, and Samuel Hasselhorn wins Queen Elizabeth competition in Belgium.

Classical Music 

Pianist Lauren Zhang wins BBC Young Musician 2018

16-year-old pianist Lauren Zhang has been crowned BBC Young Musician 2018.

BBC Philharmonic invites audiences to keep their phones on in ‘Philharmonic Lab’ concerts

As part of a challenge to traditional classical concert behaviour, the BBC Philharmonic will be inviting audiences to keep their mobiles phones on during next season’s Philharmonic Lab concerts.

Classic FM

The nation’s favourite piece of wedding music has been revealed

A few weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favourite piece of wedding music so we could find out which matrimonial melody really is the nation’s favourite.

The New York Times

In New York High Schools, the Sound of Music Is Muted

At Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, Steven Oquendo is trying to keep a small band alive by recruiting students from different schools that share the former Christopher Columbus High School campus.

The Guardian

The forgotten suffragette jailed for blowing up a post box

The eventful life of Lady Rhondda, who fought to allow women in the House of Lords, is celebrated in a new musical.

SWR2

Auch Verleihung des Echo Jazz entfällt

Trotz Echo-Chaos war die Verleihung der Echo-Jazz-Preise für Ende Mai in Hamburg geplant. Jetzt wurde die Feier zur Verleihung aber ersatzlos abgesagt. Die Preise gibt es auf Wunsch trotzdem.

Kultur Port

SHMF feiert 100 Jahre Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, Mitgründer des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (SHMF) und des internationalen Festivalorchesters, 100 Jahre alt geworden. Anlässlich dieses Geburtstags widmet der Wachholtz Verlag dem Dirigenten, Komponisten und Musikpädagogen einen Bildband. Das SHMF setzt außerdem einen programmatischen Schwerpunkt und bietet dem Publikum hochkarätig besetzte Konzerte.

Klassik Info

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden und Berliner Philharmoniker setzen Zusammenarbeit fort

Das Festspielhaus Baden-Baden und die Berliner Philharmoniker haben einen Vertrag zur Fortsetzung der Osterfestspiele unterzeichnet.

France Musique

Le baryton allemand Samuel Hasselhorn remporte l’édition 2018 du Concours Reine Elisabeth

Samuel Hasselhorn, un baryton allemand de 27 ans, a été nommé lauréat de l’édition 2018 du concours Reine Elisabeth en Belgique.

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Children practise at the Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx © Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for The New York Times

(Written on May 14, 2018 )

In today’s news: Air Studios up for sale, How JAAK Is Looking to Solve Music’s Metadata Problem Through Blockchain Tech, Pekka Kuusisto to premiere works by Anders Hillborg and Perttu Haapanen this summer, Opera’s quest for optimism: WNO takes on ‘Candide’, Pepe Romero opens the 4th Guitar Festival in Ottobrunnen and producer Karin Henkel receives Theaterpreis Berlin. 

Music Week

‘It is a significant moment in the history of the music industry’: Air Studios up for sale

Air Studios is up for sale. The recording facility based in Hampstead has served the UK and international music, film and games industry since 1991.

billboard.com

How JAAK Is Looking to Solve Music’s Metadata Problem Through Blockchain Tech

Earlier this week, the company announced that it had successfully piloted its blockchain network, KORD with partners Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music, BMG and Global Music Rights.

Rhinegold

Pekka Kuusisto to premiere works by Anders Hillborg and Perttu Haapanen this summer

Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto is to perform new works by Anders Hillborg and Philip Venables at the BBC Proms and Wigmore Hall this summer.

The Guardian

Katie Mitchell on ROH’s brutal new opera: ‘There is optimism – for 10 seconds’

Her last production contained cannibalism and was staggeringly successful.

The Washington Post

Opera’s quest for optimism: WNO takes on ‘Candide’

In the best of all possible worlds, Leonard Bernstein is a genius and his musical-operetta “Candide” is a great work. In real life, “Candide” invariably leaves me struggling, just like its protagonist, with my desire to be ­optimistic.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Trost in dunklen Zeiten

Pepe Romero eröffnet das 4. Ottobrunner Gitarrenfestival mit einem umjubelten Konzert. Im Anschluss spricht der 84-jährige Großmeister vor dem Publikum über sein Leben und die “allmächtige Mutter Musik”

Zeit Online

Antisemitismusbeauftragter fordert Auszeichnung für Campino

Campino soll für sein Engagement auf der Echo-Verleihung mit dem Bundesverdienstkreuz gewürdigt werden. Das fordert der Antisemitismusbeauftragte der Bundesregierung.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Regisseurin Karin Henkel erhält Theaterpreis Berlin

Am ersten Wochenende des Berliner Theatertreffens wird Karin Henkel mit dem Theaterpreis geehrt. Frank Castorf inszeniert „Faust“ – und alle reden über die Zukunft der Volksbühne.

Der Tagesspiegel

Komische Oper – Mazel tov, Mame!

Jiddischer Liederabend: Intendant Barrie Kosky setzt sich in der Komischen Oper höchstselbst ans Klavier

france musique

Eva Zaïcik, Héloïse Mas et Marianne Croux, finalistes du Concours Reine Elisabeth

En Belgique, les noms des 12 finalistes de l’édition 2018 du Concours Reine Elisabeth, consacré au chant, ont été dévoilés. Parmi eux figurent trois françaises : Eva Zaïcik, Marianne Croux et Héloïse Mas.

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Pepe Romero (c) Claus Schunk

 

(Written on May 7, 2018 )

In today’s news: Paavo Järvi talks Brexit impact for musicians, Alexander Pushkin poetry transformed into opera by a direct descendent, Roxanna Panufnik to release new album, conductor Hartmut Haenchen receives prize from Leipzig Richard Wagner Foundation, conductors Thielemann and Sächsische Staatskapelle return Echo-Award, and Bamberger Symphoniker receive award for best concert program.

Classic FM

‘Brexit will isolate British musicians,’ warns Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi

“Brexit won’t make the lives of British musicians any easier. It will isolate a lot of them and create logistical and financial barriers,” the Estonian maestro told Classic FM.

Diana Adamyan has won the 2018 Menuhin Competition

17-year-old Diana Adamyan from Armenia managed to take the night’s big prize, followed by 10-year-old Christian Li and 11-year-old Chloe Chua for a joint Junior Award.

The Guardian

Pushkin descendant puts Russian poet’s turbulent life on stage for first time

Alexander Pushkin’s direct descendant, the London-based writer and lyricist Marita Phillips, has created the first stage version of his turbulent life story to be written in any language.

Classical Music 

Roxanna Panufnik celebrates her 50th birthday with two commissions and an album release

Celestial Bird is due to be released on Signum Records on 7 September and will feature two tracks commissioned by Ex Cathedra.

The Academy of Ancient Music appoints new leader

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) has appointed Bojan Čičić as leader of the orchestra.

Limelight

Details announced for 2018 Accompanists’ Guild of SA Festival

Pianists Lisa Moore and Sonya Lifschitz headline the festival, where they’ll be playing a two piano rendition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Prospect Magazine

Leonard Bernstein invented how we do modern classical music

Whether he was conducting, composing or communicating, Bernstein was a stylish innovator.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Auch Dirigent Thielemann und Staatskapelle geben Echos zurück

Von einem „Symbol eines Zynismus“ spricht die Sächsische Staatskapelle, die nicht länger in derselben Siegerliste stehen mag wie Kollegah und Farid Bang.

BR Klassik

Von Richard-Wagner-Stiftung ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Hartmut Haenchen erhält den diesjährigen Preis der Leipziger Richard-Wagner-Siftung. Er ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert. Der gebürtige Dresdner soll die Auszeichnung während der Wagner-Festtage im Mai in Leipzig entgegennehmen.

klassik.com

Bamberger Symphoniker erhalten Auszeichnung für bestes Konzertprogramm

Der Preis für das beste Konzertprogramm, der vom Deutschen Musikverleger-Verband (DMV) verliehen wird, geht für die Spielzeit 2017/18 an die Bamberger Symphoniker.

nmz

Rebell, Visionär, Bewahrer, Erneuerer – Jean Guillou in der Elbphilharmonie

Bezeichnend ist es allemal, dass das Geburtstagskonzert für Jean Guillou in Hamburg stattfindet – und nicht etwa in Paris.

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Bamberger Symphoniker © Andreas Herzau

 

 

 

 

(Written on April 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: Opera North launches Orchestra Academy, Classical Music is played in McDonalds to reduce crime, Opera is used to change perception of films, Ian Jackson composes for dogs, Fyfe and Iskra Strings release collaborative EP, Berlin wants to buy the popular centre of cultural events “Radialsystem V” in Berlin Friedrichshain and the International Festival for Time Issues “MaerzMusik” will take place from 16 to 25 March 2018 in Berlin.

Classical Music

Opera North launches Orchestra Academy

Opera North is launching an Orchestra Academy in a bid to support and inspire the next generation of orchestral musicians in the north of England.

Evening Standard

Shepherd’s Bush McDonalds turns off wifi and plays classical music 

A McDonald’s restaurant plagued with anti-social behaviour claims to have successfully reduced disorder by playing classical music.

OperaWire

Opera Meets Film: ‘Ombra Mai Fu’ As a Call For Respect in ‘A Fantastic Woman’

This feature is dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema by taking a section or whole film and alter its perception by using music.

Classic FM

Composer finds out what’s the most relaxing music for dogs 

Composer Iain Jackson teamed up with a team of veterinary experts to create the perfect piece of music to calm your dog – the performed the piece at Crufts this weekend

Complete Music Update

Fyfe and Iskra Strings have announced a new collaborative EP

New collaborative EP to be released later this year, blending classical music and pop with uncommonly successful results.

The Violin Channel

Applications Open for Hannover’s 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Comp

Applications are now open for the 2018 10th Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in Hannover, Germany.

American Composer & Musicologist Dr Olly Wilson Has Died – Aged 80

Prominent African-American contemporary composer and musicologist Dr Olly Wilson has passed away – aged 80.

klassik.com

Land Berlin will Radialsystem kaufen

Das Land Berlin plant die Übernahme des Radialsystems V in Berlin Friedrichshain. Der Erwerb des Zentrums für Kulturveranstaltungen wäre möglich, da der private Eigentümer das Areal an der Spree in einigen Wochen verkaufen möchte.

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MaerzMusik – Festival für Zeitfragen 2018 vom 16. bis 25. März in Berlin

Am Freitag, den 16. März, starten die Berliner Festspiele MaerzMusik – Festival für Zeitfragen (16. bis 25. März). Unter dem Titel „Time Wars“ eröffnet das Festival die Möglichkeit zu außergewöhnlichen Musikerfahrungen und zum Nachdenken über den „Zeitkrieg“ unserer Gegenwart.

Jazzmusiker Walter Eichenberg mit 95 Jahren gestorben

Der langjährige Leiter des Rundfunktanzorchesters Leipzig, Walter Eichenberg, ist tot.

Orgelwoche Nürnberg widmet sich dem Thema «Zeit»

«Zeit» ist das Thema der diesjährigen Internationalen Orgelwoche Nürnberg (ION). Im Zentrum stehen dabei die verschiedenen Arten, Zeit wahrzunehmen – nicht zuletzt die Idee, sich in ihr verlieren zu können.

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Steven Spielberg songerait à réaliser un biopic sur Leonard Bernstein

Selon le journal américain Variety, le réalisateur Steven Spielberg envisagerait de réaliser un film sur la vie du compositeur et chef d’orchestre Leonard Bernstein, dont on célèbre le centenaire en cette année 2018.

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BBC Radio 2_@BBCRadio3:  “I don’t think that music can tell us anything about physics, but it may help us to understand our own awareness of time.” #StephenHawking
http://bbc.in/2Gtn4Ss

 

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(Written on March 15, 2018 )