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In today’s news: Grace-Evangeline Mason wins Liverpool Philharmonic composition competition, Hackney Empire cancels opera, and Daniel Hope receives Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit. Herbert Blomstedt receives medal of honour from the city of Leipzig, music is crucial for the perception of physical touch, and the chamber orchestra Basel looks back on a successful season 16/17.

Classical Music

Grace-Evangeline Mason wins Liverpool Philharmonic composition competition

Liverpool Philharmonic has named Grace-Evangeline Mason as the 2017 winner of its annual Christopher Brooks Composition.

The Guardian

Hackney Empire pulls out of Chinese takeaway opera over all-white cast

The London premiere of an opera set in a Chinese takeaway has been cancelled after a backlash over its all-white cast.

The Strad

Daniel Hope awarded Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit

The now Berlin-based violinist was presented with the Verdienstkreuz am Bande on the evening of the premiere of a documentary about him.

Classic Fm

Classic FM creates the first 7-egg box as chickens lay more eggs to classical music

To celebrate World Egg Day, Classic FM has teamed up with Clarence Court Eggs to create the first 7-egg box after an experiment reveals chickens are more productive when listening to classical music.

The New York Times

Venezuela’s Government Cancels Another Gustavo Dudamel Tour

The conductor Gustavo Dudamel may well be Venezuela’s most acclaimed cultural export, and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela has come to symbolize that nation’s commitment to social programs and music education for all.

Limelight

Mona Foma unveils its 2018 season

Quirky musical settings, arrangements of old favourites, and the inner workings of the opera singer are next year’s highlights.

RBB Kulturradio

Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt erhält Ehrenmedaille der Stadt Leipzig

Der 90-Jährige wird für seine Verdienste um das kulturelle Leben ausgezeichnet.

Klassik.com

Berührende Musik: Musik entscheidend für die Wahrnehmung physischer Berührung

Wissenschaftlern am Max-Planck-Institut für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften (MPI CBS) in Leipzig ist es gelungen, die Bedeutung von Musik für die Wahrnehmung physischer Berührung nachzuweisen.

Codex Flores

Bilanz 16/17 des Kammerorchesters Basel

Das Kammerorchester Basel hat die Saison 16/17 mit einem Gewinn von 89’000 Franken abgeschlossen.

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Pierre Boulez Saal @boulezsaal

Today was the last performance of “ dancing with the gods”. Thank you & !

Herbert Blomstedt ©dpa-Zentralbild/Matthias Creutziger

 

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(Written on October 13, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Roman Totenberg’s stolen Stradivarius is reintroduced by Mira Wang, and PRS for Music celebrates the first birthday of its Member Anti-Piracy System. Duelling’ violin brothers Vladimir & Anton discuss the lost art of classical improvisation. Researchers have found that accelerometers in smart devices can be hacked using sound waves. Are non-profits a sustainable system for classical music?

The Times 

Conductor more minor than Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim first conducted an orchestra at the age of 12 while Sir Simon Rattle was 13.

Rhinegold

PRS for Music announces anti-piracy successes

PRS for Music is celebrating the first birthday of its Member Anti-Piracy System (MAPS), which allows music creators to remove their repertoire from unlicensed online services and platforms.

Robert Murray withdraws from ENO’s Partenope

Robert Murray has withdrawn from ENO’s production of Partenope following a fall. He is suffering from severe concussion and has been advised to rest as far as possible.

Cmuse

Harness the Power of Classical Music: Five Reasons Why Classical Music should be on your Playlist

Classical music is powerful, and that’s no secret. May it be playing the piano, a Cremona violin perhaps, or cello amongst others, there’s always a certain beauty in putting together a beautiful piece and making a whole music out of it.

Pizzicato

Plagiatsvorwurf gegen designierten Wiener Staatsopernchef

Bogdan Roscic, dem designierten Intendant der Wiener Staatsoper wird vorgeworfen, sich in einer Arbeit über Theodor Adorno, mit der er 1988 in Wien promovierte, des Plagiats schuldig gemacht zu haben.

Music Business Worldwide

Deezer strikes major partnership with french retailer FNAC

Interesting news out of France: The market’s No.1 physical music retailer, FNAC, is getting into bed with its No.1 streaming music provider, Deezer.

Classic FM

How do you memorise music?

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra first played a piece of music from memory in 2010. It was Grieg’s five-part Holberg Suite. And while it was normal to see soloists performing from memory, it was something else to see a whole orchestra without music.

Musicalchairs

Is nonprofit the best way to do classical music?

Is non-profit status a good thing for classical music? It’s the standard model in the United States, but does that mean it’s the best model?

The Guardian 

The Damnation of Faust review – Liverpool Phil moves from loftiest speculation to the lowliest taverns

Berlioz’s “dramatic legend” eludes any single genre – is it a philosophical oratorio? An opera of the imagination? A macabre, metaphysical satire featuring lowbrow songs about fleas and a eulogy to a dead rat?

The Strad

Whatever happened to improvisation in classical music?

‘Duelling’ violin brothers Vladimir & Anton grew up surrounded by Romani music and use a variety of Romani techniques in their performances – including writing their own variations and cadenzas. Here they discuss the lost art of classical improvisation.

The New York Times

Misha Mengelberg, Bold and Spirited Jazz Pianist, Dies at 81

Misha Mengelberg, a Dutch pianist and composer who approached the jazz tradition with an adventurous spirit and an antic sense of humor, died on March 3 in Amsterdam. He was 81.

The Washington Post 

Roman Totenberg’s stolen Stradivarius was once lost forever. Now, it plays again.

No two Strads are alike, they say, but the violin that Mira Wang reintroduced to the world Monday night is truly special. It was gone for decades, stolen after a concert in 1980, and its owner, Roman Totenberg, died in 2012 thinking it would never be seen again.

Pitchfork

Music Can Be Used to Hack Phones, Computers, and Cars, New Research Shows

“It’s like the opera singer who hits the note to break a wine glass, only in our case, we can spell out words.”

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Sound and Music Watch “The Iris Murder” an award winning new chamber opera by Alasdair Nicolson and librettist John Gallas. https://t.co/DsIvOw2Iu0

Classical Music News CD Spotlight. Brilliantly Performed
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(Written on March 15, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Christoph von Dohnányi is reflecting his remarkable career, Liverpool Philharmonic opens the doors and John Williams is to receive the Lifetime achievement award. Also, Conductor Riccardo Chailly puts life on hold and Óscar Navarro about freshness and talent

The Guardian

Gergiev and the LSO: fond farewells or sighs of relief?

Valery Gergiev has not served the London Symphony Orchestra well as their chief conductor, nor has he lived up to the brilliance his earlier career promised

Gramophone

New Podcast: Christoph von Dohnányi reflects on his remarkable career

Includes excerpts of his latest recording – Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Classical Source

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Open House Marks Completion of Major Refurbishment Programme

Liverpool Philharmonic throws open the doors of its Hope Street home today, Friday, 9 October, for Open House (from 7.30pm to 9.30pm), signalling the completion of the major refurbishment of the 1939 Grade II* listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

BBC

Star Wars composer John Williams to receive film honour

Star Wars composer John Williams is to receive the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Lifetime achievement award

The Guardian

Riccardo Chailly: ‘I want to do things differently, to put life on hold’

Conductor Riccardo Chailly is at the height of his powers, so why is he determined to slow down? He tells Fiona Maddocks about leaving Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and his return to La Scala, Milan

Pizzicato

DG und Decca nun auch in der ‘Naxos Music Library’

Die Klassiklabel Deutsche Grammophon und Decca sind nun im Angebot der ‘Naxos Music Library’

Codex Flores

Lucerne Festival Ark Nova in Fukushima

Vom 24. Oktober bis 3. November 2015 kommt die mobile Konzerthalle Lucerne Festival Ark Nova zum dritten Mal zum Einsatz, diesmal in Fukushima. Erneut findet ein Musikfestival mit traditioneller japanischer Musik und europäischen Klassik- und Jazz-Musikern statt

Futurebiz.de

Erster Test mit Facebook Reactions & Auswirkungen auf den News Feed Algorithmus

Mit Reactions hat Facebook seinen neuen Interaktionsmöglichkeiten mit Facebook Beiträgen vorgestellt. Facebook Reactions, oder die Emojis, stellen eine Ergänzung zum Gefällt mir Button dar und bieten Menschen vielfältigere Möglichkeiten mit Inhalten zu interagieren und ihre Meinung zu äußern

Le Figaro

Le chanteur Leny Escudero est mort à 82 ans

L’épouse de l’interprète de Pour une amourette a annoncé ce vendredi le décès de l’artiste des suites d’une insuffisance respiratoire

El Mundo

Óscar Navarro: ‘Es vital que los grandes auditorios se abran a los jóvenes’

Ganador del Jerry Goldsmith por ‘Sueños de sal’ que estrena en España su pieza ‘Legacy’ en el Auditori Teulada Moraira sobre la frescura y el talento en la industria de la musica

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Sinfini Music: @SinfiniMusic : Where’s the best place in the world to be a classical music fan? @operalastnight finds out: http://bit.ly/1VJbHKN

Classic FM: @ClassicFM : Announcing… At the next #ClassicFMlive, hear one of our finest cellists: @StevenIsserlis! http://classfm.co/CFMlive

The Strad: @TheStradMag : ‘I emphasise tone, not technique, because it’s so important’ – #violinist Aaron Rosand

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Williams composed the well-known themes for blockbusters such as Superman and the Harry Potter films. AP/BBC

(Written on October 12, 2015 )

Guardian

San Diego Opera to stay open amid crowdfunding success

The 58-member board of directors voted in March to shut down, but recent campaign saved the troubled company.

Are opera singers now to be judged on their looks not their voice?

A storm of protest has erupted over critics’ disparaging comments about a Glyndebourne singer’s size and shape. If there is a line over which opera critics should not step, then it is into the realms of a singers’ personal appearance, writes mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnston.

Classic FM Online

Pittsburgh Symphony auditions barking dogs

A group of dogs were put through their paces at an audition for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, to determine which would take part in a performance of Leopold Mozart’s Hunt Symphony.

Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Philharmonic faces final curtain before £13.8m face lift

As it shuts its doors this weekend capital development director Emma King discusses the long-term vision for the Phil.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT day four ‒ Classical music for generation Y, venerating venues, conference closing numbers

Phillip Sommerich reports from the final day of events at Classical:NEXT 2014. Appropriately, the final conference of Classical:NEXT was titled ‘Classical Music is Dead’, and speaker Brendan Walsh of consultancy Brending began in style.

Limelight Magazine

Global politics causes controversy at Carnegie Hall

World-renowned Finnish soprano Karita Mattila has publically refused to sing under the direction of Russian conductor Vladimir Gergiev, as tensions between Russia and the rest of the world manifested themselves at Carnegie Hall.

The New York Times

Pop Music Recital With a Classical Veneer

On Saturday, the Tribeca New Music Festival presented ‘Poetry in Motion:’ an evening of polished pop that featured the soprano Mellissa Hughes.

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(Written on May 20, 2014 )

Classic FM

Handel Flash Mob in Supermarket

Handel and hummus are not exactly a combination you’d expect to see on a shopping list but we love classical music so much, we think it makes an amazing dish!

Classic BRITs 2012 nominations revealed at London launch

Possible winners for this year’s Classic BRIT Awards were announced in a nominations ceremony in London last night.

Classic FM’s 20th Birthday

The celebrations started just after 6am this morning, twenty years to the minute that the UK’s first national commercial radio station launched on air.

Liverpool echo

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall secures key funding for refurbishment from city council

The first step to securing more than £10m to refurbish Liverpool’s historic Philharmonic Hall will be taken this week.

Gramophone

Rosenblatt Recitals announces new partnership with Sky Arts

Four recitals to be broadcast in 2013

I care if you listen

5 questions to David Toop (composer) about Star-shaped Biscuit

On Saturday, September 15, Faster than Sound (Aldeburgh Music experimental program that connects the dots between musical genres and digital art forms) will present David Toop’s Star-Shaped Biscuit, an opera inspired by the writings of the French dandy and author extraordinaire Raymond Roussel.

Classic FM’s 20th birthday, Classic FM.

(Written on September 7, 2012 )

Emily Howard’s anticipated mini-opera ‘Zátopek!’ premiered in Liverpool last week, and has since welcomed fantastic reviews. Gaining a successful 4 stars from The Guardian, Emily’s work, which tells the story of Emil Zátopek (the famous Czech Olympian who gained a gold medal in 5000m, 10000m and Marathon all in one year) has impressed critics with its debut performance. The Liverpool Echo praised the work for being ‘as unreservedly entertaining as the man it pays tribute to’ whilst the Guardian celebrated Emily for capturing Zátopek’s oddball personality within her score. The short length of 12-minutes for this mini-opera lends itself to the manic nature of the performance, ‘packed with potential’ it relays Zátopek’s lengthy career into the time of a single Olympic race. (The Guardian)

Individual performances of the Premiere also called for high praise, in particular the tenor John McMunn in the title role of ‘Zátopek!’ executed with ‘pleasing clarity and humour’ (The Liverpool Echo).

With the Olympic torch having passed through Liverpool just weeks before, Emily’s work is of ideal timing and a wonderfully fitting composition to launch in a very sporting 2012.

It is still possible to hear the premiering performance of ‘Zátopek!’ until Saturday, on BBC Radio 3 here.

(Written on June 21, 2012 )

Tonight sees the World Premiere of ‘Zatopek!’ a 12-minute mini-opera on the life of Emil Zatopek by ‘one of the UK’s most acclaimed young composers’ (BBC) Emily Howard. Commissioned by PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music 20×12 it is themed beautifully for this Olympic year of 2012. Emily’s opera about Zatopek – the Czech gold medallist for the 5000m, 10000m and Marathon in the Olympics of 1952 – is sure to be extremely enlightening following the extensive research by Emily and her librettist Selma Dimitrijevic, who travelled to Prague to research their subject, as well as running 5000m ‘religiously’ whilst writing the work (BBC).

The Premier this evening takes place in Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre performed by the Liverpool Philharmonic.

Tonight’s concert is also being recorded by BBC Radio 3 and will be broadcast on Saturday the 16th of June at 10.30 pm.

(Written on June 15, 2012 )

Daily Telegraph

Lang Lang at Latitude: should music festivals embrace classical?

Ivan Hewett wonders if classical music can cope with the great outdoors.

Independent

World’s first sex trafficking opera to premiere in the UK

Anya17 opens at the Liverpool Philharmonic today. The opera tackles the difficult subject of women forced in to prostitution.

Guardian

Close to you

Accompanists: The unsung heroes of music. Tom Service pays homage to the musicians condemned to sitting in the shadows.

Intermezzo

Tristan Und Isolde Und The CBSO.

This was a static Tristan und Isolde, even by concert version standards. But four enthralling hours proved that sometimes the music really is all that matters.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

How To Be Part Of Rox’s Love Album.

Jessica Duchen on the London premiere of Roxanna Panufnik‘s Four World Seasons.

Opera Chic

Bringing Out Brahms.

The definitive schedule for the 49th Festival Pianistico Internazionale of Brescia and Bergamo has been rolled out, titled “Brahms, the conservative progressive” in homage to the complex character of the German composer.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Another Mahler Howler.

Norman Lebrecht on a Mahler Prize by the city of Klagenfurt, in southern Austria, which requires entrants to set a 1967 poem by Patti Smith.

 

 

 

(Written on March 7, 2012 )