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In today’s news: The rise of musical apps, live music stats reveal that small venues are facing significant challenges, conductor Nezhat Amiri overcoming taboos over music and women, University of York announces Enlightenment and Invention programme, physical music sales’ steady decline, German Cuture Council calls for authorities to revise music business policies, abuse accusations against Peter Martins not corroborated, submission period for Echo Klassik 2018 begins, Dutch National Opera of Amsterdam announces 2018/19 season, Russian soprano Anna Netrebko replaced by Marina Rebeka for the role of Violetta Valéry in La Traviata.

Classical Music

Live Music Census reveals problems faced by small venues

Live music events make large contributions to local economies but small venues continue facing significant challenges.

Gramophone

Mobile music-making: the best new apps

A low-down of the top musical apps from score-reading to music streaming.

The Guardian

The conductor smashing Iranian taboos over women, and music

Nezhat Amiri’s recent high-profile performance caps a 38-year fight for recognition.

York Press

National Centre for Early Music plans for an enlightening and inventive May and June

The University of York Baroque Day, Enlightenment and Invention, will open the programme on May 5.

Complete Music Business

Physical music sales continue to decline over the holiday season

Sales of physical music products over the recent festive period were down 5.8% year-on-year.

Klassik.com

Belästigungsvorwürfe gegen früheren New Yorker Ballettchef entkräftet

Die Vorwürfe sexueller Belästigung und körperlicher Übergriffe, die gegen Peter Martins, den früheren Chef des New York City Ballet und Leiter der School of American Ballet, erhoben wurden (klassik.com berichtete), haben sich nach zweimonatiger unabhängiger Untersuchung nicht erhärtet.

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[Deutscher Kulturrat] Urheberrecht: Dringender Handlungsbedarf auf europäischer Ebene

Der Deutsche Kulturrat fordert die für das Urheberrecht Verantwortlichen auf der europäischen Ebene, also Europäisches Parlament, Europäische Kommission und Europäischer Rat, auf, die Verlegerbeteiligung, die Schrankenregelung und die weiteren Themen, Vergriffene Werke, Value Gap und das Framing rasch neu zu regeln.

Musik Heute

Einreichungen für 25. Echo-Klassik-Verleihung starten

Der Einreichungszeitraum für den Echo Klassik 2018 hat begonnen. Ab sofort können Tonträgerhersteller ihre besten Produktionen bei der Deutschen Phono-Akademie vorschlagen, teilte der Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) am Montag in Berlin mit.

Concerti

Das Gewinner-Publikum steht fest

Das lange Warten hat ein Ende: Die Duisburger Philharmoniker erhalten den von concerti erstmals ausgelobten Preis „Das Publikum des Jahres 2017“

Platea Magazine

La Dutch National Opera de Amsterdam presenta su temporada 2018/2019

La Dutch National Opera de Ámsterdam ha presentado hoy su programación para la temporada 2018/2019, con dirección artística de Pierre Audi, a la sazón director de escena de algunas de las siguientes propuestas.

Por ‘motivos familiares’ Ainhoa Arteta suspende su Nedda de ‘Pagliacci’ en Bruselas

Tal y coo recoge la página web del teatro de La Monnaie en Bruselas, la soprano vasca Ainhoa Arteta se ha visto obligada a cancelar su participación como Nedda en las funciones de Pagliacci, de Leoncavallo, en un programa doble que incluye también Cavalleria rusticana bajo la batuta de Evelino Pidò.

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Anna Netrebko, absente de La Traviata à Paris

Souffrante, la soprano russe Anna Netrebko ne pourra pas interpréter le rôle de Violetta dans La Traviata à l’Opéra Bastille, à Paris.

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  in 1816 FP of Gioacchino ‘s opera The Barber of Seville, in Rome.

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(Written on February 20, 2018 )

In today’s news, Cadogan Hall launches informal concert series, Sadiq Khan commits £1m extra funding to the London Borough of Culture, Ophélie Gaillard gets back her cello Francesco Gofriller cello, UK government announces news guidelines to protect consumers from ticket touts, browser-based music platform HQartist launches in the UK, boarding school leaders to lobby UK government to introduce laws compelling witnesses to report cases of sexual abuse, George London Awards given to 6 young singers, jazz violinist Didier Lockwood passes away at age 62, former Turkish conductor of the ISSO banned from leaving the country, Handel’s Ariodante to be heard for the first time at the VSO, Sylvain Cambreling signs contract with the HSO and Donizetti’s L’ange de Nisida to premiere in London in July.

Classical Music

Cadogan Hall launches informal concert series

The series of informal concerts will feature orchestras from its Zurich International Orchestra series.

Sadiq Khan announces extra funding for London Borough of Culture

The London Mayor has committed an extra £1m of funding to the London Borough of Culture award.

The Independent

Rare cello worth £1.2m returned to award-winning musician after knife robbery

Ophélie Gaillard was robbed of the on-loan cello, made by Venetian craftsman Franceso Gofriller in 1737, outside her home in the Parisian suburb of Pantin last Thursday.

M Magazine

New government guidelines strengthen secondary ticketing rules 

The UK government announced new guidelines which will help protect consumers from being scammed by secondary ticketing sites.

Music Week

New event management platform launches in the UK

HQartist, a browser-based platform, aims to simplify the management of music events for venues artists, managers, bookers and promoters.

The Times

Banning silence on sex abuse

Boarding school leaders will lobby the government today to introduce laws compelling witnesses to report cases of sexual abuse.

The New York Times 

George London Awards Given to Six Young Singers

Young singers who win the George London Awards not only take home $10,000 but also join an illustrious group of past recipients, including Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and Matthew Polenzani.  

Spiegel Online 

Jazz-Geiger Didier Lockwood ist tot

Er nahm 35 Alben auf, komponierte Opern und gab 4500 Konzerte: Der französische Geiger Didier Lockwood, ein wichtiger Vertreter des französischen Jazz, ist im Alter von 62 Jahren gestorben.  

Pizzicato

Türkischer Dirigent erhält Ausreiseverbot

Der 47-jährige türkische Dirigent Ibrahim Yazici, ein Opfer der Entlassungswelle in seinem Heimatland – er wurde 2017 vom Regime als Chefdirigent des Symphonieorchesters in Izmir entlassen -, darf nicht aus der Türkei ausreisen. 

Klassik Heute 

Händels “Ariodante” erstmals an der Wiener Staatsoper

Händels Ariodante erklingt am Samstag, 24. Februar 2018 erstmals an der Wiener Staatsoper – mit dieser Premiere kommt nach Alcina eine weitere Oper des Komponistenl ins Repertoire des Hauses am Ring. Händel komponierte sein „Dramma per musica in drei Akten“ für das Londoner Opernhaus Covent Garden zu einer Zeit, in der er heftigen Konkurrenzkämpfen ausgesetzt, finanziell gebeutelt und angeschlagen war. 

BR Klassik 

Neuer Chefdirigent für die Symphoniker Hamburg 

Der Generalmusikdirektor der Oper Stuttgart, Sylvain Cambreling, hat am Sonntag in Hamburg seinen Vertrag als neuer Chefdirigent der Symphoniker Hamburg unterzeichnet. Der Franzose folgt zur Spielzeit 2018/19 auf Sir Jeffrey Tate, der am 2. Juni 2017 im Alter von 69 Jahren starb. 

Repubblica 

L’opera persa di Donizetti “L’Ange de Nisida” in scena per la prima volta a Londra

Il prossimo 18 luglio sarà rappresentata al Covent Garden. La partitura originale è stata ritrovata e ricomposta in un lavoro durato 8 anni dalla musicologa calabrese Candida Mantica. 

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Music History @today_classical  in 1743 Birth of Italian and cellist Luigi

French cellist Ophelie Gaillard © AFP/Getty

(Written on February 19, 2018 )

 

In today’s news: The number of people watching live music has risen in the past year, OAE announces first Rising Stars cohort, and John Axelrod’s big plans for the Bernstein Centennial. Spotify denies it is playlisting fake artists, and at G-20 Beethoven sends a mixed message to Trump.

The Times

Festival, gig and concert crowds soar

The number of people watching live music has risen in the past year, according to research which found that audiences at concerts and festivals were up 12 per cent and brought in £4 billion to the economy.

Classical Music Magazine

OAE announces first Rising Stars cohort

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) has announced its first Rising Stars of the Enlightenment cohort: a group of up-and-coming singers the ensemble believes to be ‘the opera and vocal stars of the future’.

Pizzicato

John Axelrod’s big plans for the Bernstein Centennial

John Axelrod will turn Sevilla into the epicentre of European activities for the Bernstein at 100 worldwide events, the conductor told Pizzicato.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify denies it’s playlisting fake artists. So why are all these fake artists on its playlists?

Last summer, MBW ran a widely-read story which blew the lid off the fact that Spotify’s platform was being deliberately clogged up with music by ‘fake’ artists.

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Kein Ausweis für den Hund – Barrie Kosky über seinen Bayreuther „Meistersinger“ im Gespräch mit Joachim Lange

Barrie Kosky bereitet auf dem Grünen Hügel in Bayreuth die „Meistersinger“ vor. Am 25. Juli werden damit die Richard-Wagner-Festspiele eröffnet.

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„Die Musik geht einfach direkt ins Herz“

Die russische Sopranistin Julia Lezhneva über ihre Karriereanfänge, Gesangswettbewerbe und die Musik von Karl Heinrich Graue.

musik heute

Plácido Domingo hofft auf 4.000. Auftritt

Der spanische Opernsänger Plácido Domingo hofft, in seiner Karriere die Zahl von 4.000 Auftritten voll machen zu können.

El País

Max Richter, el músico que se propone dormirnos

El estreno español de ‘Sleep’, una nana de ocho horas para escuchar por la noche, genera una enorme expectación en Madrid.

The New York Times

At G-20, Beethoven Sends a Mixed Message to Trump

Littered streets were lined by police officers outside the Elbphilharmonie concert hall here on Friday evening after a concert put on for world leaders attending the Group of 20 summit meeting. Inside the security bubble: Beethoven.

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in 1890 Birth of Canadian Rodolphe

Classical Music Magazine: Rising Stars of the Enlightenment cohort

(Written on July 10, 2017 )

In today’s news: Amazon makes a significant move into the UK live music scene, and British conductor Antonio Pappano launches a new competition for young singers named after his father, Pasquale Pappano. Bob Dylan will finally accept his literature prize at a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend, researchers working on Google Brain aim for machines and musicians to work together to create a “new kind of art”. Why the music industry needs more ‘rule-breakers’, and discover the lost opera of Liszt!

The Telegraph

Google wants humans and machines to create ‘new kind of music’

Researchers working on Google Brain, the internet giant’s deep learning research project, hope one day machines and musicians can work together to create a “new kind of art”.

BBC NewsBeat

David Bowie producer: Music needs more young rule-breakers

The producer behind some of David Bowie’s biggest songs says the music industry needs to give more young “rule-breakers” a chance to follow in his footsteps.

BBC Music Magazine

The story behind Liszt’s unheard opera

Can we really take Franz Liszt seriously as an opera composer? David Trippett makes the case for the Romantic genius.

Music Business Worldwide

Amazon Partners with UK Events and Venues to offer Prime Experience

Amazon has made a significant move into the UK live music scene with the launch of pre sale tickets for gigs, and exclusive lounges at venues and festivals.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Rainer Kussmaul ist tot

Etwas zutiefst Untypisches für einen Geiger umgab Rainer Kussmaul, diesen bedeutenden Musiker und Lehrer: ein wohltuender Mangel an Selbstbezogenheit.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Neugierige

Fünf Jahre war Rainer Kussmaul Konzertmeister bei den Berliner Philharmonikern, seine Schüler: unter anderem Thomas Hengelbrock und Daishin Kashimoto. Jetzt ist er mit 70 Jahren gestorben.

Berliner Zeitung

Chor aus Kapstadt: Die African Angels kommen in die Philharmonie

Bald geht Simphiwe Mayeki wegen dieser auf Reisen und lässt seine Familie zurück. Er gehört zu den African Angels, einem Teil des Chors der Cape Town Opera. Am Abend zuvor haben wir ihn bei Verdis „Rigoletto“ auf der Bühne gesehen

Pizzicato

Antonio Pappano Creates Singing Contest Honouring His Father

Together with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Benevento, an Italian city 50 kilometres northeast of Naples, British conductor Antonio Pappano launches this year a new competition for young singers named after his father, Pasquale Pappano, who was a singing teacher.

Codex Flores

Tod des Saxophonisten und Publizisten Ekkehard Jost

Laut einer Mitteilung der Universität Giessen ist der Saxophonisten und Musikwissenschaftler Ekkehard Jost, eine namhafte Stimme der deutschen Jazzpublizistik, im Alter von 79 Jahren verstorben.

The New York Times

Finally Returning Bernstein’s Overdue Mahler

It was more than 50 years overdue, but Leonard Bernstein’s score of Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” was finally returned to the Vienna Philharmonic on Tuesday.

Bob Dylan Will Receive His Nobel Prize While on Tour in Sweden

After months of suspense and typically inscrutable standoffishness, Bob Dylan, the elusive Nobel laureate, will finally accept his literature prize at a meeting with members of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm this weekend.

Tagesanzeiger

Klassiker der Woche: Helium für die Sänger

Sie suchen noch nach einem guten Aprilscherz? Geben Sie es auf. Einen besseren als diesen hier finden Sie nicht.

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 Classical:NEXT 2017 programme revealed

Help Musicians UK  The line-up is finally here

Music History  1  in 1881 FP of ´ Symphony in d, with Hermann Levi, in Munich.

Image: The Guardian

(Written on March 30, 2017 )

The Telegraph

Why music is good for the heart

Doctors have discovered what music-lovers always guessed – music touches places nothing else can reach.  Serbian Professor Deljanin discovered a 19% improvement in a vital bit of heart tissue in patients with coronary artery disease, when they listened to their favourite music.

Phyllida Lloyd: ‘Peter Grimes is not paedophiliac’

The opera director talks about reviving Peter Grimes, and why Benjamin Britten’s central character has an archetypal case of bipolar disorder.

Gramophone

BBC Radio 3 launches new weekend schedule in response to budget cuts

The station aims to protect its range and diversity with more live music

New York Times

Deadline passes with no end to orchestra labour dispute

A deadline from management to settle a nearly yearlong lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra players expired on Sunday, but both sides appeared willing to continue negotiations.

Los Angeles Times

Here’s one major orchestra that isn’t hurting

The L.A. Philharmonic posted a surplus for the 10th time in 11 years, and paid both its music director and its CEO well over $1 million apiece

Classic FM Online

Mozart, Bach and Beethoven leave solar system in Voyager spacecraft

A selection of classical music travelling on the Voyager spacecraft at 100,000mph has made it outside our solar system, and is now 11.6 billion miles away from Earth.

Classical Music Magazine

Lake District Summer Music Festival confident for 2014

The Lake District Summer Music Festival will run in 2014, its 30th year, despite reports referring to a £150,000 shortfall in its funding.

Music News

The Nation’s most loved sounds revealed

New research conducted by high-street hearing specialist, Hidden Hearing, reveals the sounds that are most pleasurable to the nation’s ears and the impact they have on our mood.

Der Tagesspeigel

Pianola, das aussterbende Musikinstrument

Ein Pianola ist ein Musikinstrument, das man heutzutage eher selten hört. Nur mehr bei Sammlern und Liebhabern ist es noch zu finden. Ein solcher, nämlich Rex Lawson, erklärte mir nach einer Probe im Kammermusiksaal gerne dieses Instrument der besonderen Art.

 

Classical Music Online

Classical Music Online

(Written on September 16, 2013 )