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In today’s news: Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Outrage as St Sepulchre’s stops taking bookings from musicians, and what tune does Big Ben chime? Bebersee Festival to open with family concert, Dudamel’s tour in Venezuela has been cancelled, and Andreas Ambühl has to give up music career.

The Times

La Scala’s Riccardo Chailly: how to run an opera house with a diva of an audience

Riccardo Chailly, music director of La Scala, explains how he handles the heckles at home, as his orchestra prepares to play the Proms

International Piano

Yamaha announces best-ever piano upgrade bonus

Yamaha has announced details of its annual piano upgrade promotion, which offers the company’s best ever part-exchange deals.

Apollo

Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities

In a letter sent on Friday, all the remaining members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned in protest at President Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn far-right protests in Charlottesville.

Classical Music Magazine

Outrage as St Sepulchre’s stops taking bookings from musicians

The church, where Sir Henry Wood is buried, is regularly used by ensembles such as the London Youth Choir and City Chorus, but will close its hiring programme from 2018.

Classic FM

What tune does Big Ben chime? And everything else you wanted to know about the country’s most famous bell

Before it’s silenced for four years because of restoration work, we’re delving into the history of the most famous clock tower – and bell – in the world

Limelight

Massenet, The Nose and Meistersinger headline OA’s 2018

Stars on offer include Nicole Car, Jessica Pratt, Leo Nucci, Ferruccio Furlanetto, John Tomlinson and Michael Fabiano.

Broadway World

Following Casting Controversy; Albee Estate Proves Diversity Is Allowed

As BroadwayWorld reported in May, controversy recently erupted over an Oregon production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter posted the below statement after receiving news from the Edward Albee estate.

Klassik Heute

Das Bebersee Festival eröffnet mit einem Familienkonzert

Das 15. Bebersee Festival eroöffnet in Kürze mit Beethoven und Goldberg-Variationen.

Musik Heute

Nach Maduro-Kritik: Venezuela streicht Tour von Stardirigent Dudamel

Caracas – Nach seiner Kritik an Staatschef Nicolás Maduro hat Venezuelas Regierung eine für September geplante Tour des Stardirigenten Gustavo Dudamel mit dem nationalen Jugendorchester gestrichen.

Codex Flores

Tinnitus beendet Berufsmusikerkarriere

In ungewöhnlicher Offenheit kommuniziert das Ensemble Tritonus über das Karrierende seines Mitglieds Andreas Ambühl – wegen eines unerträglich gewordenen Tinnitus.

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Classical Music Magazine: Photo credit: Making Music

(Written on August 22, 2017 )

In today’s news: Police officers to play classical music to reduce violence and Salzburg donates €50,000 towards music education for Syrian refugees. Violinist Walter Levin has died, composer Balz Bachmann receives soundtrack prize, and Berlin celebrates a month of contemporary music.

The Times

Testing music’s power to soothe a savage breast

Police officers are about to start piping classical music into the notoriously troubled Broadwater Farm estate in north London in an attempt to calm the atmosphere and disperse troublemakers.

Classical Music Magazine

LPO expands Junior Artists programme

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has expanded its LPO Junior Artists programme, adding a new strand for younger students from communities under-represented in professional UK orchestras.

Choir and Organ

London Youth Choir auditions

The ensemble is recruiting young singers from Year 3 up to age 21 who live, work or study in Greater London, show musical potential and can sing in tune. It is particularly in need of boys of all ages. 

Classical Music Magazine

Salzburg donates €50,000 towards music education for Syrian refugees

The Salzburg Festival is donating €50,000 to facilitate musical education for Syrian refugee children in Jordan over the next two years.

The Violin Channel

Finalists announced at Australian Kendall National Violin Competition

Regarded as one of Australia’s most important domestic development prizes for violinists 23 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive AUD $4,000, a violin crafted by Polish-Australian luthier Michal Prokop – and a number of debut concert engagements.

France Musique

Mort du violoniste Walter Levin, fondateur du Quatuor LaSalle

Le violoniste américain Walter Levin est mort à Chicago à l’âge de 92 ans.

Limelight

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 season announced

Stuart Skelton, Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ and Anne-Sophie Mutter are just some of the highlights among next year’s offerings.

Klassik.com

Filmmusikpreis der Fondation Suisa für Balz Bachmann

Der Schweizer Komponist Balz Bachmann hat den diesjährigen Filmmusikpreis der Fondation Suisa erhalten.

Klassik Heute

Monat der zeitgenössischen Musik

Vom 1. bis 30. September 2017 präsentiert field notes den ersten Monat der zeitgenössischen Musik in Berlin.

Musik Heute

Europäische Wochen Passau locken mehr Besucher

Weniger Konzerte, aber mehr Publikum: Die 65. Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau haben 17.500 Besucher angelockt.

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Photo credit: © Salzburger Festspiele / Silvia Lelli
Riccardo Muti, Helga Rabl-Stadler, Anna Netrebko, Shirin Neshat, Francesco Meli, Angelika Svoboda and Ida Metzger-Niaghi

(Written on August 8, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, PRS for Music and PPL announce joint venture and China’s music listening habits are revealed. Also, Classic FM boss tells Radio 3 boss to stop ‘aping’ his station and Classical Music Magazine offers a preview of Garsington Opera 2016

Classical Music Magazine

PRS for Music and PPL announce joint venture

PRS for Music and PPL have announced that they will create a joint venture. Owned jointly by both companies, the new organisation would focus on serving public performance licensing customers

BBC News

China’s music listening habits revealed

More than 977 million people in China – 72% of the population – listen to music every week, according to a new survey of the country’s listening habits

The Strad

Inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition extends deadline for entries

The competition, with a grand prize of $100,000, takes place from 14 August to 2 September 2016

The Telegraph

Classic FM boss tells ‘patronising’ Radio 3 boss to stop ‘aping’ his station

Sam Jackson, managing editor of Classic FM, says his station has seen a huge rise in younger listeners, but calls on Radio 3 to create ‘clear blue water’ between the two networks

San Diego Reader

Nations no longer matter in classical music

Music is about humanity experiencing humanity

Classical Music Magazine

Preview: Garsington Opera 2016

It will comprise Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Mozart’s Idomeneo, Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri, and a collaboration with Rambert on a production of Haydn’s The Creation combining music and dance

FAZ

Kippt den Knödelbeschluss!

Die Ergebnisse des Gutachtens zum Bau des neuen Münchner Konzertsaals wurden vom bayerischen Kunstministerium in ihr Gegenteil verkehrt. Ist das etwa egal?

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Neuer Chef der Staatskapelle Weimar stellt Pläne vor

Die traditionsreiche Weimarer Staatskapelle bekommt einen neuen Chefdirigenten. Der gebürtige Ukrainer Kirill Karabits stellt sich am Mittwoch im Deutschen Nationaltheater Weimar vor

Pizzicato

Naxos schliesst Vertriebsdeal mit ‘Bel Air Classiques’

Naxos gab heute einen weltweiten Vertriebsdeal mit ‘Bel Air Classiques’ bekannt. Die Vereinbarung tritt am 1. Mai 2016 in Kraft

Classicalite

John Cage Award 2016: Joan La Barbara Receives $50,000 from Foundation for Contemporary Arts

On January 19th, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts announced its 2016 award recipients

I care if you listen

New Music Gathering 2016: Massive Meetup in Baltimore

The venerable Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University on stately Mt. Vernon Square in Baltimore, MD was abuzz with excitement January 7 through 9, 2016 as more than 500 enthusiasts assembled for the second annual New Music Gathering

Wired.com

This Huge Cat’s Cradle Embodies the Great Fugues of Bach

As a child you might’ve played a game called cat’s cradle, in which you take a piece of string and loop it around your hands to produce what’s best described as artfully-crafted knots

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Fran Wilson@CrossEyedPiano Music into Words – a compilation of tweets from last night’s event, live and online.Thanks to all who participated https://storify.com/CrossEyedPiano/music-into-words-online-discussion

London Youth Choir@LonYouthChoir  Chuffed to be welcoming 30Junior Apprentice members to choir rehearsals and see them doing so well! Thanks for making it happen @youthmusic

Gramophone @GramophoneMag  .@BBCRadio3​ announces plans for 70th anniversary of its predecessor the Third Programme. http://bit.ly/1KUmUht

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(Written on February 3, 2016 )

In today’s news, M Magazine announces deal between Universal Music Group and SoundCloud, New York City Opera will be resurrected and Wigmore Hall to begin live streaming. Also, ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ wins Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy and Scorsese to produce a film about American pianist Byron Janis.

M Magazine

UMG and SoundCloud sign deal

Universal Music Group and SoundCloud have announced an agreement across the company’s roster of music and publishing

Arts Professional

Chancellor endorses art for art’s sake

Investment in the arts “puts money where it counts and where it says a lot about our country,” George Osborne tells the creative community

Gramophone

Wigmore Hall to begin free live streaming on January 28

London’s renowned chamber music venue begins its programme of live streaming with a concert featuring the Armida Quartet

The Strad

Cellist Lluís Claret to join New England Conservatory string faculty

The multi prize-winning musician is a celebrated soloist, chamber performer and teacher

Classical Music Magazine

London Youth Choir announces new appointments

Co-founders Suzi Digby and Rachel Staunton have been made founding president and director respectively; Eamonn Dougan has been appointed associate conductor, and Robbie Jacobs assistant conductor

Klavier.de

Abgewickeltes Museum versteigert Instrumente

Über 70 Tasteninstrumente aus der Sammlung von Richard Burnett werden nach der Schließung des Finchcocks Musical Museum in der britischen Grafschaft Kent versteigert werden

Die Welt

Hier hört man sogar mit den Haaren

Sex, Drogen und ganz viele Noten: Amazons durchgeknallte Soap “Mozart in the Jungle” nimmt sich den klassischen Musikbetrieb vor. Dafür gab es gleich zwei Auszeichnungen bei den Golden Globes

Klassik.com

Wiederbelebung der New York City Opera gerichtlich abgesegnet

Der Sanierungsplan für die Wiederbelebung der New York City Opera ist vom Konkursgericht abgesegnet worden

Classic FM

RIP David Bowie – we’re remembering his genius version of Peter and the Wolf

The music legend David Bowie has died from cancer at the age of 69. The world of pop music will never be the same – but he also made his mark on the classical world

France Musique

Martin Scorsese prépare un biopic sur le pianiste américain Byron Janis

D’après le site Variety, Martin Scorsese va réaliser un film sur l’histoire du pianiste américain Byron Janis, l’un des rares élèves de Vladimir Horowitz

Twitter

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ . invests $2.5m in ‘s O festival:

Heinrich R. Bruns ‏@hrbruns Heute vor 217 Jahren wurde Ritter von Köchel geboren. Sie wissen schon, der, der Mozart geordnet hat.

Classic FM World premiere of conducting Beethoven 7. Download the whole album free:

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Byron Janis, pianiste virtuose et rare élève d’Horowitz ©CaptureYoutube/France Musique

(Written on January 14, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the winners of ECHO Klassik are announced, Friedrich Doležal has died and reimagining Alice in Wonderland as a hip-hop opera.

Classical Music Magazine

ECHO Klassik Prizewinners Announced

The winners of this year’s ECHO Klassik awards have been announced.

Classic FM

Piano virtuoso Lang Lang just raced sprinter Usain Bolt (on the keyboard) – and it was a tie

The Chinese pianist’s fast fingers took centre stage at the Beijing National Stadium for world athletics championships 2015 – but 100m title-holder Usain Bolt was just bemused.

The Strad

Vienna Philharmonic principal cellist Friedrich Doležal has died aged 68

The musician performed with the orchestra from 1968 until 2014

US Airways criticised for ‘passing the buck’ after losing eight violins

The instruments were finally recovered after five days and ‘hundreds of calls’, according to St Louis cello professor Ken Kulosa

PRI

Reimagining ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as a hip-hop opera

Ibrahim Maalouf says he always loved the story of “Alice in Wonderland” because it’s all about the freedom to imagine.

Klassik.com

Sanierung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses beginnt

Kurz vor Beginn der Sanierungsarbeiten am Bayreuther Festspielhaus wurde über einzelne Details der Maßnahme informiert. Bei einer Veranstaltung der Gesellschaft der Freunde von Bayreuth bekräftigte der Architekt Detlef Stephan, er gehe aufgrund des guten Bauzustandes davon aus, dass das Gesamtbudget von 30 Millionen Euro ausreiche.

Musik heute

Musikfest Berlin erwartet internationale Spitzenorchester

Das Musikfest Berlin widmet sich in diesem Jahr vor allem den Komponisten Carl Nielsen (1865-1931), Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951) und Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Vom 2. bis 20. September treten in der Berliner Philharmonie rund 30 internationale Orchester, Instrumental- und Vokalensembles sowie Solisten auf, wie die Veranstalter am Montag mitteilten.

Pizzicato

Thüringer Orchesterkonferenz verurteilt Fusionspläne und Stellenabbau

Die Pläne der Regierung von Thüringen zur Schließung, Fusion und Verkleinerung von Orchestern und Theatersparten stossen auf starke Ablehnung. Die Thüringer Orchesterkonferenz stellt fest, dass seit der Wende bereits mehr als 400 von ehemals über 1000 Orchesterstellen in Thüringen abgebaut wurden

Classicalite

The Salzburg Festival Adapts ‘The Barber of Seville’ as an Opera for Children

Members of the Young Singers Project may finally have found a remedy for opera’s reputation for standoffishness with their unique adaptation of Rossini’s Barber of Seville for children as young as four years old.

France Musique

La construction de l’opéra de Dubaï s’achèvera en mars 2016

Pièce maîtresse d’un nouveau quartier, les travaux du Dubaï Opera House s’achèveront en mars 2016 et laisseront place à un nouvel espace culturel multi format pouvant accueillir pas moins de 2000 personnes.

Twitter

London Youth Choir  @LonYouthChoir: Happy summer school memories of fun musicianship session with @Voices_Found Musicianship is so vital for singers

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine: Just had a marketing email which begins with the line: ‘Christmas is almost upon us’.

Arts & Health SW @ArtsHealthSW: Playlist For Life More on and . Check out @PlaylistForLife

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Barber of Seville adapted as children’s opera
Credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images/ Classicalite

(Written on August 25, 2015 )

Classical news

In today’s news, Ernst Toch’s story of fleeing the Nazis told by his grandson, a look at some of the finest winners of Cardiff Singer of the World in The Guardian and a concert pianist injured in a seagull attack. Also, Süddeutsche Zeitung answers the question as to whether we all tune our instruments wrong, Deutsche Oper extends cooperation, Simone Young discusses Hamburg and female conductors and The Globe And Mail state why opera for the people is big business. Furthermore, Res Musica explains why L’Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire is in danger.

The Guardian

Ernst Toch – my grandfather the forgotten composer who fled the Nazis

Ernst Toch was one of Weimar Germany’s most celebrated composers. Fleeing the Nazis for California, he continued to write, but found his work overlooked. Today, his grandson writes, his compositions are finally being reassessed and getting long overdue recognition

Hitting the high notes: Cardiff Singer of the World’s breakout stars

Ahead of the Cardiff Singer of the World final on 21 June, Andrew Clements looks at some of the competition’s finest winners and asks if 2015 will produce a star with the wattage of years past

The Telegraph

The Birds are Bach! Concert pianist sprains finger in vicious seagull attack

The Liverpool Philharmonic confirms 43-year-old virtuoso Paul Lewis had to pull out of two concerts after being attacked by an angry bird

The Times

Music and Art bring in billions. So teach them properly in schools

In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four it’s called doublethink: an acceptance that two mutually contradictory beliefs can be true at the same time. It’s not just individuals who exhibit this. Governments do too.

Classical Music Magazine

Musicians feature on Independent on Sunday’s Happy List

Jo White and Reverend Jan Gould appear on the Independent on Sunday’s eighth annual Happy List.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Wechselstimmung

Ich habe die vergangene Woche damit verbracht, verstimmte Musik zu hören. Vielleicht habe ich, ohne es zu merken, auch schon mein ganzes Leben lang falsch klingende Musik gehört. Einige zornige Hörer bestehen nämlich darauf, dass wir unsere Instrumente seit Jahrzehnten fehlerhaft stimmen. Nun möchten sie digitale Technologie nutzen, um die Situation zu retten. Alle falschen Noten sollen mit nur einem Mausklick geändert werden.

klassik.com

Deutsche Oper am Rhein: Kooperation bis 2022 verlängert

Der Aufsichtsrat der Deutschen Oper am Rhein hat für eine Fortsetzung der Theatergemeinschaft bis 2022 gestimmt. Generalintendant Christoph Meyer sah darin ein klares Zeichen der Gesellschafter für ein beispielhaftes Kooperationsmodell.

MUSIK HEUTE

Simone Young: “Hamburg hat mich stärker gemacht ” – Dirigentinnen haben heute größere Chancen

Sie gehört zu den weltweit führenden Dirigenten ihrer Generation: Simone Young leitet seit 2005 die Hamburger Staatsoper als Opernintendantin und Generalmusikdirektorin. Anfang Juli verabschiedet sich die 54-Jährige mit einem Wunschkonzert aus der Hansestadt. In Zukunft will die Australierin als freie Dirigentin in England leben.

The Globe And Mail 

Now is the time to support Vancouver Opera

On a beautiful Sunday evening last week, thousands of patrons poured into Vancouver’s Rogers Arena to hear tenor Andrea Bocelli and friends perform their operatic crossover fare. Opera for the people is big business.

Res Musica

L’Orchestre des Pays de la Loire en danger !

L’Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (ONPL) a publié ce jour un communiqué  alarmant : en effet le département du Maine-et-Loire a annoncé qu’il avait l’intention de se retirer du syndicat mixte  regroupement de collectivités locales qui financent l’orchestre. La perte pour l‘orchestre serait de 464 373 euros, soit 7,22% du budget annuel de l’ONPL

Tweets

London Youth Choir @LonYouthChoir: We have 16 Choral Scholarships available for 18-21year olds, amazing performance opportunities AND £200 a term! londonyouthchoir.com/audition PlzRT

Royal College Music @RCMLatest: Bang, shake, discover & create! Join for a special event for under 5s next Friday:

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Every Friday, we play an epic piece of music to celebrate:

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Moldavian soprano Valentina Naforniță – winner of 2011 Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Photograph: Brian Tarr/BBC

(Written on June 19, 2015 )