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In Today’s Classical News: Alan Gilbert to take Hamburg post, The Julliard School unveil new Chinese campus design, Musician thrown off flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin, and gigantic octobass spotted in action.

Choir and Organ

Los Angeles Master Chorale to be inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame on 22 June during its Lux Aeterna 20th anniversary celebration concert.

The Violin Channel

The Julliard School Unveil New Chinese Campus Design

The Juilliard School, in New York City, has this week unveiled the preliminary designs for the new Tianjin Juilliard School – set to open in Tianjin, China at the beginning of the 2019 academic year.

The Strad

Musician thrown off Aer Lingus flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin.

Freelance musician and Alexander Technique tutor Aingeala De Búrca claims that she was removed from the flight from Bristol to Dublin this week when she attempted to stow her instrument in the overhead locker

Cmuse

Check out this J.S. Bach Chaconne for Octobass and Four Double Basses

In a recent performance, we spotted a gigantic octobass in action. Compared to the typically enormous double basses, the octobass make them look like little cellos. The size was not the only thing impressive about the octobass but the deep, amazing melody that was previously unheard.

The New York Times

Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg

He is leaving a fixer-upper on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a sleek new home in Hamburg, Germany.

 Der Tagesspiegel

Unter den Linden werdet ihr mich finden

Acht Premieren präsentiert die Berliner Staatsoper in der Saison 2017/18 in ihrem sanierten Stammhaus – auch Placido Domingo ist dabei

 Die Welt

Das ist der neue Chefdirigent der Elbphilharmonie

Die Elbphilharmonie bekommt einen neuen Chefdirigenten: den Amerikaner Alan Gilbert, der zuvor das New York Philharmonic leitete. Er soll dafür sorgen, dass die Elphie auch innen Glamour verströmt.

 Concerti

Alan Gilbert wird neuer Chefdirigent

Paukenschlag beim NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Nachdem am Montag überraschend bekannt wurde, dass Thomas Hengelbrock, Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, seinen Vertrag nicht verlängern wird, präsentiert das Orchester nun Alan Gilbert als seinen Nachfolger

 Musik Heute

Berliner Staatsoper feiert Wiedereröffnung mit Open-Air-Konzert

Die Berliner Staatsoper feiert die Wiedereröffnung ihres Stammhauses Unter den Linden nach siebenjähriger Sanierung mit einem Open-Air-Konzert. Am 30. September um 17:00 Uhr lädt Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim bei freiem Eintritt zu einem Konzert auf den Bebelplatz in der historischen Mitte Berlins

 Le Figaro

Solidays 2017 : «On voit l’environnement des festivals changer»

Une affiche attractive et un temps plus soutenable annoncé par La Chaîne météo seront au rendez-vous des Solidays. Mais même avec de telles conditions cette 19e édition, du vendredi 23 au dimanche 26 juin, aura fort à faire pour rassembler autant de personnes que l’année précédente, soit 202.000 spectateurs.

El Mundo

Antonio Serrano abre el jueves en Madrid el festival ‘Clazz de jazz latino’ con un homenaje a Toots Thielemans

Comienza la séptima edición de Clazz el festival del jazz latino que se abre el jueves 22 con el cuarteto de Antonio Serrano, uno de los más brillantes armonicistas del mundo y que contará el día 23 con el bandeononista Claudio Constantini y el quinteto tango-jazz y con el regreso a Madrid de Chano Domínguez que lleva varias temporadas instalado en los Estados Unidos y que ya ha cambiado la costa oeste por Nueva York.

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Classical Music Magazine: Alan Gilbert

(Written on June 23, 2017 )

 

In today’s Classical News, Rory Kinnear talks about directing a brand new opera, and Naxos closes its failed streaming platform after only a year. Violinist Annelle Gregory wins the 2017 Sphinx Competition, on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, the 2017 Grammy Awards in Classical Music were announced, and is streaming changing the cultural impact of music?

The Guardian

Rory Kinnear on his opera debut: ‘If it’s a disaster, I apologise’

He’s played Macheath, an M16 chief and Mr Thatcher, but can he breathe life into a brand new opera? Rory Kinnear explains why he agreed to direct The Winter’s Tale – a 400-year-old text that suddenly feels horribly contemporary.

Rhinegold

Naxos closes Classics Online

Naxos has closed its high-audio-quality streaming platform Classics Online just a year after it launched, underlining the financial crisis classical labels face because of the digital technology. Klaus Heymann, Naxos’ owner, said the Singapore-based platform was dogged by technical problems which delayed its launch for a year, and in the interim several other streaming services, such as Apple Music, entered the market.

Inaugural Dare Art Prize winner to explore beyond human hearing

A composer working with sounds below the limits of human hearing has been announced as the winner of the inaugural £15,000 Dare Art Prize.

The Strad

Violinist Annelle Gregory wins 2017 Sphinx Competition $50,000 first prize

The annual Detroit contest, including senior and junior divisions, is open to black and Latino US string players.

Balkan Insight

Classical Music Boosts Bulgaria’s Public Radio

The audience of Bulgarian National Radio has enjoyed a 20 per cent boost in audience figures since a bitter dispute with the Bulgarian copyright society forced it to play only music produced before 1945.

Die Welt

Er war wie ein Trampolin, auf dem die Töne herumhüpften

Er konnte uns auch mit banalsten Versen zum Lächeln bringen, und seine Imitationen aller möglichen Instrumente auf offener Bühne waren ein Naturereignis: Zum Tod des Jazz-Musikers Al Jarreau.

Fono Forum

Dorothea Röschmann und Mitsuko Uchida 

Für das beste klassische Solo-Album haben die Sopranistin Dorothea Röschmann und die Pianistin Mitsuko Uchida einen Grammy erhalten. Mit Liedern von Schumann und Berg überzeugten sie die Jury.

Musik Heute

Über drei Millionen Laienmusiker in Deutschland

In Deutschland sind rund 3,1 Millionen Menschen in einem verbandlich organisierten Laienchor oder -ensemble aktiv. Das entspreche 38 von 1.000 Personen, die in ihrer Freizeit musizieren, teilte das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) am Dienstag in Wiesbaden mit.

Classical MPR

2017 Grammy Winners in Classical Music

On Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles, the 2017 Grammy Awards in Classical Music were announced. 

The Smart Set

Why Music Ownership Matters

Is the shift from owning songs to streaming them eroding listener loyalty and reducing the cultural impact of music?

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Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ends West End run

Music History @today_classical  in 1880 Birth of Maria .

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Image: Rory Kinnear

(Written on February 14, 2017 )

In today’s news, Sheffield announces full program for their second Classical Weekend Festival, and Downtown launches a new music rights company in Tokyo. Sirena Huang is awarded first prize at the Elmar Oliveira Violin Competition. Over the weekend, Erich Leinsdorf celebrates his would-be birthday of 105 years, and today in 1933 Henry Brant’s Angels and Devils for flute was performed in New York City for the first time.

The Violin Channel

VC Young Artist Sirena Huang Awarded 1st Prize at Elmar Oliveira Violin Comp

A graduate of the Juilliard School, and current post graduate student of Hyo Kang at Yale University, Sirena is a former major prize winner at the Singapore and Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competitions.

Sheffield Telegraph

Classical: Host of Music Treats

Sheffield’s second Classical Weekend Festival, set to take place on March 17 to 19, has announced its full programme, featuring a host of international artists, and local musicians across city venues.

Music Business Worldwide

DOWNTOWN LAUNCHES NEW COMPANY IN JAPAN, PARTNERS WITH AVEX

Music rights company Downtown has launched a new Tokyo-based company, Downtown Music Japan Inc. The operation will focus on signing and developing Japanese songwriters, artists and producers, marketing and promoting Downtown’s substantial English-catalogue, and more efficiently collecting songwriting royalties from the world’s second largest music market. The expansion adds to Downtown’s existing offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London and Amsterdam.

The Violin Channel

VC INTERVIEW | Elmar Oliveira – Artistic Director, Elmar Oliveira International Violin Comp 

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Elmar OliveiraDistinguished Artist in Residence at Lynn University and Founder & Artistic Director of the inaugural 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition – currently in its Final Rounds in Boca Raton, Florida.

The Violin Channel

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Born On This Day in 1912

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf was born on this day in 1912 – 105 years ago. Dying in 1993, Maestro Leinsdorf served prestigious conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, The Cleveland Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York City Opera, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and the (West) Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Feuilleton

Komponist des Kirchenlieds „Danke“ gestorben

Mit „Danke“ gelang ihm ein Hit, über den Theologen die Nase rümpften – und mit dem er die Charts stürmte. Jetzt ist der Kirchenmusiker und Komponist Martin Gotthard Schneider im Alter von 86 Jahren gestorben.

Der Tagesspigel

Zisch, Boom, Bass

Der Berliner Musiker Phillip Sollmann ist als DJ Efdemin bekannt. Für das Konzertprojekt „Monophonie“ erforscht er nun rein mechanisch produzierte Klänge.

OnlineFocus

Veranstalter teilt mit: „Rockavaria“-Festival im Olympiapark abgesagt

Schlechte Nachricht für Musikfans: Das Aus für „Rockavaria“ im Münchner Olympiapark ist offiziell. Das Festival findet in diesem Jahr nicht mehr statt, wie der Veranstalter am Samstag mitteilte.

Le Figaro

Super Bowl 2017 : Lady Gaga fait son show et envoie un message de tolérance

La diva de la pop a interprété ses plus grands tubes mais également deux chants patriotiques américains lors de sa prestation à la mi-temps de la compétition sportive, dimanche soir à Houston.

LaCroix

À la « Folle Journée » de Nantes, danse ou transe ?

En plaçant cette édition 2017 sous le signe de la danse, René Martin a donné au public un rôle tout particulier, jusqu’à l’inciter à monter sur scène lors d’un concert-performance « participatif ».

Twitter

@WDR3 Live-Aufnahmen von Bob Marley restauriert

@musikzeitung > Butter bei die Fische: Ratschläge für die von Auftragshonoraren…

@Music History #Today in 1933 FP of Henry #Brant‘s Angels and Devils for flute ensemble, in NYC. #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

@Classical Music News Facing the music: Helen Grime #ClassicalMusic

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Image: Sheffield Classical Music Weekend Festival

(Written on February 6, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Royal College of Music appoints two new cellists to its string faculty and Joseph W. Polisi, the current president of Juilliard School, is to step down from his role in June 2018, when he would have held office for 34 years, making him the New York music school’s longest-serving president. Also, Grand Union Orchestra is commemorating the 80th anniversary of Battle of Cable Street by holding a ten-day festival.

The Strad

London’s Royal College of Music appoints cello professors Raphael Wallfisch and Jakob Kullberg

London’s Royal College of Music has appointed two new professors to its string faculty – cellists Raphael Wallfisch (pictured) and Jakob Kullberg.

Juilliard School president Joseph W. Polisi to step down in 2018

The New York music school’s sixth president will have held office for 34 years

Classical Music Magazine

Grand Union Orchestra to commemorate Battle of Cable Street

The Grand Union Orchestra (GUO) is marking the 80th anniversary of the battle of Cable Street with a ten-day festival. The festival will culminate in two world music performances entitled ‘Remembering Cable Street’ on 8 and 9 October.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Choral Evensong celebrates 90th anniversary

Choral Evensong will celebrate its 90th anniversary on 7 October. The programme, which is the longest-running outside broadcast in the BBC’s history, has presented live weekly broadcasts of Evensongs from around the country since October 1926, initially on the National Programme, before moving to Radio 3 in 1970.

The Bolton News

Night of film and classic music to boost brain charity

Musicians and singers from across Greater Manchester and beyond will be bringing together classics and big screen favourites for a night of music in Bolton. A Musical Showcase plans to raise the roof tomorrow at the Victoria Hall in aid of the Brain Research Trust, a charity which supports research into neurological conditions, including dementia. The show, which starts at 7.30pm, will see a collection of well-known groups and performers taking to the stage.

Music Feeds

ARIA Awards Criticised For Awarding Best Classical Album To Flight Facilities

Earlier in the week, Flight Facilities surprised even themselves by taking home the ARIA Award for Best Classical Album a year after they were nominated for Best Dance Release, and the classical music community isn’t too happy about it.

The Violin Channel

St Paul Chamber Orchestra Announce Newest Violin Recruit

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has announced the appointment of Korean-American violinist Eunice Kim to the ensemble on Thursday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with respected pedagogue Ida Kavafian, Eunice is a former 1st prize winner at the Astral National Auditions.

Stv.tv

RSNO: Celebrating 125 years of Scotland’s national orchestra

The ensemble came together in the mid 1800s, but was officially established in 1891. It has featured some of classical music’s most influential figures, and performed work around the world by nearly every iconic composer.

Berliner Zeitung

Kirill Petrenko : „Ich bin immer noch geschockt“

Am Donnerstag unterschrieb Kirill Petrenko (44) seinen unbefristeten Vertrag als künftiger Chefdirigent der Berliner Philharmoniker.

nmz

Geldmangel: Dresdner Kreuzchor verschiebt Adventskonzert im Stadion

Der Dresdner Kreuzchor muss mangels Geld sein für den 22. Dezember geplantes Adventskonzert im Stadion um ein Jahr verschieben. Es sei nicht gelungen, die bestehende Finanzierungslücke im fünfstelligen Bereich zu schließen.

klassik.com

Placido Domingo bleibt Generaldirektor der Oper Los Angeles

Der Sänger hat seinen Vertrag als Generaldirektor an der Oper Los Angeles um weitere drei Jahre verlängert.

Twitter

Harvard University @Harvard Book on African-Americans in classical music puts contemporary debates in the context of historical racial exclusion https://t.co/vrDo1TQEj3

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@HelpMusiciansUK launches first national grants programme https://t.co/lq9MWjCvKY

Classic FM @ClassicFM Our charity busking session is underway! http://classfm.co/NUTnuW @makenoise

Raphael Wallfisch London 20 March 2013

Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

(Written on October 7, 2016 )

Legendary American composer Steve Reich has permitted the creation of a film accompaniment to his masterpiece Different Trains for the very first time in its 28 year history. For this site-specific performance, presented by Metal, filmmaker and artist Bill Morrison has collaborated with Steve Reich to create a film accompaniment to the Grammy Award-winning work.

Bill Morrison will work with Steve Reich to create a new film commission from archive film stock of train travel during WWII gathered from archives in continental Europe and the US. Metal will present the audio-visual, site-specific performance in an open-air concert at Edge Hill Station in Liverpool, one of the oldest active passenger railway stations in the world.

Edge Hill Station, Liverpool - Entire Station from bridge

In September 1830 passengers were carried by train between two cities for the first time ever, travelling from Liverpool to Manchester via Edge Hill Station. This performance will encourage audiences to return to this site to reflect upon the extraordinary social, political and economic consequences of that moment, and in particular the role of the railways during World War II.

Steve Reich, Sound Intermedia and the London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) will collaborate to perform this site-specific presentation. The event will also feature a supporting presentation of Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, performed by Mats Bergström.

The performance on the 29th September will take place just days before Steve Reich’s 80th birthday, and will take place in the presence of the composer.

Different Trains (1988), for string quartet and tape, was inspired by the journeys Reich made between New York and Los Angeles during World War II and that, had he lived in Europe, he may have been forced to travel in Holocaust trains instead

A high-profile Kickstarter campaign will contribute to the funding of the project.

(Written on July 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, classical music finds way to the Super Bowl halftime show and ENO chorus expects a 25% pay cut. Also, Norwegian Air changes hand baggage policy to allow violins and violas in the cabin and the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture, which will take place in Malta

PostBulletin.com

Classical music finds way to biggest stage of the year

The announcement that Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel will conduct members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles in the Super Bowl halftime show is big news for the world of classical music

Classical Music Magazine

ENO Chorus expecting 25% pay cut

The union Equity has confirmed that the English National Opera Chorus has been told to expect a 25% cut in pay and the loss of at least four jobs

The Strad

Norwegian changes hand baggage policy to allow violins and violas in the cabin

Norwegian Air has changed its hand baggage rules to allow violins and violas inside the cabin in response to widespread criticism from musicians

International Arts Manager

7th World Summit on Arts and Culture to take place in Malta

IFACCA has announced details of the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture, which will take place in Valletta, Malta, next October

NMZ

Walcker-Orgel in Synagoge in Buenos Aires wird restauriert

Eine deutsche Orgel in der ältesten Synagoge von Buenos Aires soll mit Unterstützung der Bundesregierung restauriert werden

Klassik.com

Leonard Bernstein Award 2016 für Hornist Felix Klieser

Der Hornist Felix Klieser erhält den Leonard Bernstein Award 2016. Die mit 10.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung wird vom Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival mit Unterstützung einer Bankengruppe verliehen

Klassik-heute.de

CIVIS Medienpreis 2016 mit Rekordbeteiligung

Neuer Rekord beim CIVIS Medienpreis für Integration und kulturelle Vielfalt in Europa. 2016 wurden in den Preiskategorien Radio, Film, Fernsehen und Internet insgesamt über 900 Produktionen zum Wettbewerb eingereicht

Le Figaro

Opéra de Paris: les seize mois agités de Benjamin Millepied

Nommé directeur de danse en novembre 2014, le chorégraphe âgé de 38 ans a annoncé le 4 février qu’il démissionnait de ses fonctions

Classicalite

Atlanta Symphony’s Jane Little, 87, Inducted into Guinness Book of World Records

Normally a classical musician wouldn’t be equated with world records, but one member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has defied expectation

Twitter

MonteverdiChoir&Orch @mco_london  With Handel’s birthday coming up, we’ve made our Handel Bach Scarlatti CD album of the month http://monteverdi.co.uk/shop/albums/other-releases/handel-bach-scarlatti

Opera Anywhere@OperaAnywhere  Planning something special to give to schools at our stand @MusicEdExpo encouraging an opera & drama boost. Come & see us on E7 #Musicedexpo

Arts Council England@ace_national  15 hrs15 hours ago Could your #ACEsupported project be a winner in the #NLAwards this year? Enter here: http://bit.ly/1RY8EMd

Gustavo Dudamel conducts a performance with YOLA, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles at Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times/TNS)/ Postbulletin.com

Gustavo Dudamel conducts a performance with YOLA, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles at Walt Disney Concert Hall  2014 in LA (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times/TNS)/ Postbulletin.com

(Written on February 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Los Angeles Times discusses the patterns which persist in classical music Grammy nominations, Nikolaus Harnoncourt announces his retirement and Paavo Järvi replaces Nelsons at The Royal Concertgebouw. Also, Italian Prime minister Matteo Renzi attends La Scala’s season opener, despite the theatre being listed as a potential terrorist target

Los Angeles Times

Patterns persist in classical music Grammy nominations

One development in the classical-music Grammys during the last several years has been the inclusion of more diverse corners of this vast field……Yet patterns sometimes persist

The New York Times

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Early-Music Pioneer, Announces Retirement

The great Austrian conductor and early-music pioneer Nikolaus Harnoncourt announced his retirement this weekend, as he celebrated his 86th birthday

Classissima

Amsterdam replaces Nelsons

The Royal Concertgebouw has scrambled up subs for Andris Nelsons, who is out for several weeks with a shoulder complaints

The Guardian

Italy’s Matteo Renzi defies security fears for a night at the opera in Milan

Prime minister joins La Scala’s season opener, which is often met by anti-austerity protests and this year took place amid concerns over terrorism

Die Zeit

Wenn Ideen an die Sonne wollen

So frei ist ihre Musik und so fein – eine Begegnung mit der großen koreanischen Komponistin Younghi Pagh-Paan zu ihrem 70. Geburtstag

FAZ

Komm in den totgeschützten Park

Bayern besitzt ein Grundstück in bester Lage, wie geschaffen für den neuen Münchner Konzertsaal. Bauen will der Freistaat dort nicht – aus Angst vor ein paar Protestplakatklebern

Klassik.com

Karan-Armstrong-Preis für Regisseur Martin Berger

Der Regisseur Martin Berger ist Träger des ersten Karan-Armstrong-Preises, der an der Deutschen Oper Berlin verliehen wurde. Berger wird für seine Inszenierung der Johann-Strauß-Operette “Die Fledermaus” an der Staatsoper Hannover ausgezeichnet

El arte de la fuga

Bejun Mehta vuelve al Teatro Real

Aclamado por la crítica actual por su bella voz, envolvente y aterciopelada, y por la fuerza dramática de sus interpretaciones, Bejun Mehta vuelve al Teatro Real en un momento especialmente dulce de su carrera, precedido de grandes éxitos en los más importantes teatros y festivales de Europa y de Estados Unidos

El Pais

En busca de rollos de pianola

La Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona desarrolla un sistema de digitalización de los populares soportes musicales de los años 30

Twitter

Aldeburgh Music:@aldeburghmusic  Local children have made 1000s of stars to celebrate recycling for the concert hall foyer. http://www.aldeburgh.co.uk/news/1000-suffolk-stars

Telegraph Music:@TeleMusicNews Did Adele really copy Kurdish singer Ahmet Kaya with Million Years Ago? http://bit.ly/1OfA2i6

Royal College Music:@RCMLondon Talented RCM musicians present an absorbing programme of live visuals & music this Thursday, curated by @rua_mannion http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=854839

Nikolaus Harnoncourt leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 2010/ Photo: Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times

Nikolaus Harnoncourt leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 2010/  Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times

 

(Written on December 8, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, interview with Colin Currie in the Guardian, violin maker Edward Campbell dies aged 89 and new LA orchestra is formed for pre-professionals. Also, James Horner score is discovered for Magnificent Seven remake.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Colin Currie

From Harrison Birtwistle to the Kinks musical and drunken Talking Heads renditions, percussionist Colin Currie reveals his musical passions

The Strad

US violin maker Edward Campbell dies aged 89

US violin maker Edward Campbell died on 18 July at the age of 89.

Los Angeles to gain Young Artists Symphony Orchestra

A new orchestra for pre-professional musicians has been formed in Los Angeles.

Classical Music Magazine

Berklee report finds that artists lose out from recordings

Artists earn as little as 5% of the revenue their recordings make and up to 50% of payments do not get to their rightful owners, according to a report from Berklee College of Music’s Rethink project.

Classic FM

Director discovers secret film score for Magnificent Seven remake – after composer’s death

There’s a bittersweet epilogue to James Horner’s tragic death last month: the Titanic composer had apparently been planning to surprise director Antoine Fuqua with film score he wrote in secret.

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Boygroup der Klassik

Das Ensemble Quatuor Ebène ist Stargast der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Ein Gespräch über intime Säle, die neue Lust am Zuhören und Publikumsreaktionen in aller Welt.

Streit um Finanzierung sorgt für Irritation

Die Stadt Weimar will ab 2017 die Zuschüsse für die Klassik Stiftung deutlich reduzieren. Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters kritisiert diese Absicht.

Klassik Akzent

Brückenbauer – Daniel Hope wird mit dem Europäischen Kulturpreis für Musik 2015 ausgezeichnet

Für sein musikalisches Engagement wird der britische Violinist Daniel Hope am 2. Oktober 2015 mit dem Europäischen Kulturpreis für Musik 2015 in der Dresdner Frauenkirche geehrt.

The Washington Post

Young players bolstered by pros in last classical performance at Castleton

The Castleton Festival struggles on in Rappahannock County, a year after the death of its founder, Lorin Maazel. The programming is sharply reduced, with jazz taking over from classical music for the final two weeks, and all performances open with pleas for donations.

Classicalite

Marin Alsop to Conduct Cuba’s Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional for Havana’s 500th Anniversary

Perhaps this is one more piece of evidence to support the mended relationship between the United States and Cuba. Marin Alsop, music director of both the Baltimore and São Paulo Symphony Orchestras, will conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba in celebration of Havana’s quincentenary.

Tweets

Tête à Tête @teteateteopera: fantastic opening crowds inside & out @theplacelondon

Guardian Classical @GdnClassical: Ant-Man scores small – but notable – victory at UK box office

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: Leonardo da Vinci’s design for the viola organista has finally been realised:

James Horner
James Horner’s epilogue
Photo: Classic FM

(Written on July 22, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Philip Glass to score forthcoming Fantastic Four film

Tireless American composer has been enlisted for the next instalment of the superhero franchise

Telegraph

Placido Domingo to star in Woody Allen opera

Placido Domingo revives Allen’s production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi for new Los Angeles season

Independent

Will Simon Rattle take over at the LSO?

Today’s pre-eminent British conductor would arrive with a reputation for championing better conditions for artists

Classic FM

Bring children of all ages to classical concerts, says Michael Morpurgo

Former children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo claims that even very young children should be welcome at classical concerts.

Sinfini

(Somerset) House music

One of London’s most illustrious landmarks, Somerset House, has played host to everything from the nations’s births, marriages and deaths certificates, to a set for Hollywood films, to an ice rink. Now, thanks to its composer-in-residence, Jacob Thompson-Bell, it has become a bespoke, live concert venue – of an unusual kind.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der lange Klang – Neue Macher, neue Pläne

Berno Odo Polzer übernimmt das Festival Maerzmusik und stellt sein Programm im Haus der Berliner Festspiele vor.

concerti

Blind gehört Jean-Guihen Queyras: „Ich bin schockiert!“

Der Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras hört und kommentiert CDs von Kollegen, ohne dass er erfährt, wer spielt

Kultur-Port-de

Dominik Beykirch gewinnt den 6. Deutschen Hochschulwettbewerb Orchesterdirigieren

Insgesamt 27 Nachwuchsdirigenten traten beim 6. Deutschen Hochschulwettbewerb Orchesterdirigieren in der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart an. Nach drei erfolgreich absolvierten Wertungsrunden dirigierte Dominik Beykirch im Finalkonzert das Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR.

Classicalite

Zoë Keating Calls Out Google and YouTube Music Key Over ‘Content ID’ and Channel Forfeiture

Almost like a classic bait-and-switch, Google’s music streaming service, YouTube Music Key, has backed another musician into the corner — this time cellist Zoë Keating.

El País

Tesoros musicales escondidos

¿Corren malos tiempos para la lírica o, más bien, buenos tiempos para la música barroca? Me inclino por lo segundo

Articolo Tre

Morto Guido Ajmone-Marsan, direttore d’orchestra nato a Torino

Guido Ajmone-Marsan è morto a 67 anni a causa di un male incurabile. Pochi, probabilmente, ricordano chi sia in Italia. Si tratta di un direttore d’orchestra italiano-americano, che aveva una particolare affinità con le grandi opere di Verdi e Puccini.

La Vanguardia

Davide Livermore sustituirá a Helga Schmidt al frente del Palau de Les Arts de Valencia

A la todavía intendente del Palau se le pagará una indemnización por los diez años que lleva trabajando | Livermore es el director artístico del Centro de Perfeccionamiento Plácido Domingo de Les Arts

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ISM ‏@ISM_music: You still haven’t received the money from last month’s gig. What do you do? http://bit.ly/15CzVhv  #MakeMusicWork

VAULT Festival ‏@VAULTFestival: 3 days to go! Check out the #VAULT2015 first week line-up which launches on Wednesday: http://bit.ly/1CX0cl8 

RNCM ‏@RNCMvoice: On the Blog | An Interview with John Wilson about his #Piano Spectacular III: http://bit.ly/1toLB2h 

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Placido Domingo performs at London’s Roundhouse in 2014. Photo: AP/Telegraph

(Written on January 28, 2015 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

Ben Gernon – New Music

Ivan Hewitt interviews Ben Gernon before he takes to the podium at the proms for the second time.

International Arts Manager

WOMEX 2014 award winners announced

The winners of WOMEX 2014 have been announced. Winners include Portuguese artist Mariza, Cape Verdian culture minister Mario Lúcio Sousa and German label Glitterbeat Records.

Merkur Online

Online-Konzertsaal für die Philharmoniker?

Die Münchner Philharmoniker brauchen einen „digitalen Konzertsaal“, fordert die SPD. Tatsächlich: Bei den Kollegen in Berlin kann man Konzerte längst auch im Internet anschauen. Doch lohnt sich eine Umrüstung vor der Generalsanierung des Gasteigs?

Musik Heute

Neue Saison Kino-Übertragungen aus der Metropolitan Opera New York startet im Oktober

In zehn Aufführungen, davon vier Neuproduktionen, präsentiere die preisgekrönte Reihe 2014/15 einen vielfältigen Querschnitt durch das Opernrepertoire, teilte der Vertrieb Clasart Classic am Mittwoch in München mit.

Klassik.com

Besucherrekord beim Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

Insgesamt 153.000 Besucher bei Auslastung von rund 83 Prozent

Arts ATL

Breaking news: Spano, Runnicles express concern that ASO quality will be compromised

“The ASO is a jewel, which should not be lost or compromised, and the current conditions threaten that loss,“ Spano and Runnicles cautioned. “There are artistic lines that cannot and must not be cross.”

Philly.com

Icelanders, Laplanders and Turks, oh my!

Symphony orchestras draw great cachet from their geographical homes.

Pacific Standard

Music Lessons Enhance Brain Function in Disadvantaged Kids

Children from poor neighborhoods in Los Angeles who took regular music lessons for two years were able to distinguish similar speech sounds faster than their peers.

The New Yorker

The Classical Cloud

The pleasures and frustrations of listening online.

France Musique

Opéra de Paris: Stéphane Lissner a de grands projets

Le nouveau directeur de l’Opéra de Paris, Stéphane Lissner, voit grand: faire de cette maison “d’ici deux ou trois saisons le numéro un” sur la scène lyrique mondiale en attirant “les meilleurs chefs, les meilleurs chanteurs et les meilleurs metteurs en scène”.

 

Twitter:

Classic FM: @ClassicFM The 12 stages of practising a musical instrument: http://classfm.co/JEv4Zx

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource News: @Philharmonia tours Latin America with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nelson Freire and Esther Yoo http://ow.ly/B3xgV

GoClassical: @GoClassicalUK #Gramophone Awards 2014 winners announced http://www.classicfm.com/concerts-events/gramophone-awards/news/2014-winners-full-list/ …

 

 

Foto: Tiplyashina Evgeniya Shutterstock

Foto: Tiplyashina Evgeniya Shutterstock

(Written on September 4, 2014 )