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In todays news: A new programme for Spitalfields, Sistema’s Scotland children’s orchestra brings the noise, the Edge is helping out musicians in the flooded Texas area, the Chicago Lyric Opera recieves a suprise funding and you should listen to music while you work. A central place in Leipzig will be named after Kurt Masur, the results are in for this years Concours Nicati. In Florence the Franco Zeffirelli Center will opens its doors this September, while the director of the Rossini Festival in Pesaro quits after 38 seasons.

BBC News

Children’s orchestra makes a Big Noise in Dundee

Sistema Scotland’s fourth children’s orchestra has launched in Dundee backed by a £325,000 funding boost.


The Edge Helping to Replace Instruments for Musicians Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Edge’s Music Rising charity, which provided new instruments to musicians in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and restored school music programs in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, is now focusing its efforts on raising funds for Hurricane Harvey relief.

The Telegraph

Why you should listen to music while you work, according to scientific findings

Some prefer to labour in peace. Others find blaring their favourite tunes helps keep them productive. Hitherto it has been matter of personal preference. But now scientific research has uncovered that listening to music can actually be beneficial while you work.

Classical Music Magazine

Spitalfields Music announces 2017 festival

Spitalfields Music has revealed the programme for its 2017 Festival, which has been guest curated by conductor André de Ridder.

Classical Music Magazine

Derek Bourgeois (16 October 1941– 6 September 2017)

English composer Derek Bourgeois has died aged 75.

John Maxwell Geddes (1941-2017)

Composer John Maxwell Geddes has died following a short illness.

Slipped disc

Shock as Rossini Festival Boss quits after 38 Seasons

The resignation of Gianfranco Mariotti today came as a shock to the Italian opera infrastructure.

Millionenspende für die Chicago Lyric Opera

Die Chicago Lyric Opera, eines der größten Opernhäuser der Vereinigten Staaten, hat eine Spende in Millionenhöhe erhalten.

Codex Flores

Preisträgerinnen des diesjährigen Concours Nicati

In Bern sind die Gewinnerinnen des diesjährigen Concours Nicati bestimmt worden. Den Hochschul-Wettbwerb für die Interpretation zeitgenössischer Musik haben zwei Klarinettistinnen und eine Geigerin gewonnen.

BR Klassik

Posthume Ehrung für den grossen Dirigenten

Bereits seit 1989 war Kurt Masur Ehrenbürger der Stadt Leipzig. 1997 wurde er Ehrendirigent des Gewandhausorchesters, das er zuvor fast dreißig Jahre lang als Kapellmeister geleitet hatte.

France Musique

Un centre dédié à l’univers de Franco Zeffirelli voit le jour à Florence

Installé dans un ancien couvent à l’architecture baroque, situé juste derrière le Palazzo Vecchio, le Centre International des arts du spectacle Franco Zeffirelli est prêt à accueillir le public.

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the Children’s orchestra in Dundee

(Written on September 8, 2017 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

Why it’s time to to end our Cold War view of Soviet music 

Composers who were loyal to the Soviet regime should be listened to sympathetically, says Ivan Hewett.

Sex Workers’ Opera celebrates ‘incredible’ first night

The opera, simply titled The Sex Workers’ Opera, had its first performance at the Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, East London. The cast of the opera is partly made up of workers in the sex industry, who contributed their experiences to the writing process and are mixed in with the rest of the cast to preserve anonymity.

Financial Times 

British composers and the English landscape 

Nothing has defined English music of the past 100 years more than a composerly fixation with landscape.

The Guardian

 What concerts have sent you to sleep?

Salisbury Arts Centre wants its audience to drift off during tonight’s concert, curated by violinist Pekka Kuusisto.

Still crazy after all these years

Many of America’s great radical composers of the 20th century have been all but forgotten. Rolf Hind, who has programmed their music for his Occupy the Pianos festival, explains why we should take them seriously.

Former lyric chief to advise San Diego Opera

William Mason, the retired general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, has been named to the newly created position of artistic adviser to the embattled San Diego Opera, the company announced on Friday.

Das pralle Leben hinter den Noten

Unter Hunderten von Supergeigern war sie die richtige: Jetzt verjüngt die 26-jährige Vineta Sareika das fabelhafte Artemis Quartett.

Spiegel Online

East Side Oktett: Acht Freunde müsst ihr sein!

Franz Schubert komponierte ein Marathon-Oktett, um es dem Kollegen Beethoven mal so richtig zu zeigen. Das Berliner Musik-Ensemble East Side Oktett nahm sich das Monster vor – kombiniert es aber mit einer zeitgenössischen Premiere.

Russland weiterhin an Kauf von Rachmaninow-Villa interessiert

17 Millionen Schweizer Franken für Haus am Vierwaldstädter See geboten.

Violinist David Nadien ist tot

US-amerikanischer Geiger wurde 88 Jahre alt

Epoch Times

Dissonance in Classical Music

Anthony Tommasini, classical music critic for The New York Times, talks about dissonance – the perceived stability or instability of two or more sounds.

Il Messaggero

Ennio Morricone malato, stop ai concerti ma continuerà lavoro per cinema

Stop a concerti e tournèe per Ennio Morricone. Il maestro, spiega il suo legale Giorgio Assumma, «è affetto già da qualche mese da una noiosa ernia del disco che gli preclude la direzione di orchestra e le lunghe trasferte che essa comporta».


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@guardian Symphony guide: Mozart’s 41st (‘Jupiter’)

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@RaymondGubbay Elgar on the Southbank is just days away! If you’re going to The Royal Festival Hall on Friday, then we’d like to hear from you! #classical


Soviet musician Mieczyslaw Weinberg is Radio 3’s Composer of the Week
– The Telegraph

(Written on June 2, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Handel’s ‘unknown’ collaborator who was vital to his Messiah, letters show

Handel’s Messiah, one of the most recognisable pieces of classical music in the world, could have been named Jennens’ Messiah, it has been emerged, after letters from the composer himself gave credit to his “utterly unknown” collaborator.

When classical music is for adults only 

The starched suit of the concert hall is being ripped open to reveal the X-rated passions beneath, says Ivan Hewett

Classical Music Magazine

Universal bolsters classical credentials with new appointment

Universal Music Group International’s recruitment of Chaz Jenkins from LSO Live continues the company’s efforts to restore its reputation in the core classical market.


Polish tenor Piotr Beczala signs to Deutsche Grammophon

First release under the new agreement will be a tribute album to tenor Richard Tauber

Classic FM

Katherine Jenkins and Placido Domingo duet at Royal Variety

Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins and tenor Placido Domingo teamed up last night for the Royal Variety Performance 2012, celebrating the show’s 100th anniversary.

Slipped Disc

Variety: London is now Hollywood’s music studio

The entertainment industry gazette has published an article on the flight of soundtrack and videogame recordings from Hollywood to Europe.

LA Times

‘Chasing Ice’ film composer J. Ralph sees climate change up close

Upon reentering his recording studio in New York’s waterlogged Lower East Side neighborhood two days after Superstorm Sandy, musician and film composer J.  Ralph was struck by how quickly the 250-gallon fish tank he keeps filled with about three dozen parrot fish had become completely fouled when the tank’s electric air pump shut off.

The New York Times – Arts Beat

Patrick Stewart to Co-Host an Evening of Very Light Opera

Patrick Stewart will bring some serious acting chops to an evening of light entertainment at the Lyric Opera of Chicago featuring the Second City sketch comedy and improv group.

The Telegraph

(Written on November 21, 2012 )

The Guardian

Music Nation – from Shetland to Suffolk

Tom Service takes a look at this weekend’s festival which spans the entire UK.

Daily Telegraph

Eurovision: why not turn to Englebert Humperdinck?

Is choosing Humperdinck to represent us at the Eurovision Song Contest an act of desperation or a stroke of genius?


The wheel of fortune turns for new opera

Jessica Duchen meets Emma Bell, star of Judith Weir’d Miss Fortune which makes it UK premiere at the Royal Opera House next week

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

First Brahms, now an ‘unknown’ Mozart piano piece turns up…

The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg is announcing the world premiere of a little piano piece.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

Girl Power.

Hooray for classical music’s most powerful women!

(Written on March 2, 2012 )