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In today’s news: Southampton project brings diversity to classical music, composer Bent Sørensen wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award, EBU celebrates its 50th birthday. Also, the importance of earplugs for orchestral musicians, the extension of Luxembourg Music Publishers catalogue and Opera Stuttgart moves into a post building. 

Financial Times

Sharp-edged, punchy music from the London Sinfonietta

A concert at St John’s, Smith Square, which exemplified the ensemble’s unique character.

Daily Echo

Ground-breaking project to bring diversity to classic music

More than 280 Southampton children were part of a ground-breaking project to bring diversity to classical music.

The Times

BA grounded me because of my wheelchair, says musician

Gil Dori was stuck in a queue at security when he says that he was told there was no time to load his wheelchair on to the plane.

BBC Music Magazine

European Broadcasting Union celebrates 50th Birthday

BBC Concert Orchestra marks anniversary of the first EBU transmission.

Classical Music

Bent Sørensen wins 2018 Grawemeyer Award

Danish composer Bent Sørensen has won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for a triple concerto.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Hail Fellows, Well Met! 2017 Adlers Finale, 2018 Adlers Arrival

Besides bringing some of Europe’s greatest artists to San Francisco — most of them still unknown in the U.S. — Adler also cultivated local young talent, and he established the Merola Opera Program in 1957.

Limelight

Earplugs essential for orchestral musicians, study finds

A new study from the Netherlands has found that earplugs are essential for orchestral musicians, revealing that physical measures such as placing screens between sections or creating more space between players are largely ineffective.

Pizzicato

Luxembourg Music Publishers enlarge online catalogue

Luxembourg Music Publishers, a non-profit organisation promoting composers announces that it’s catalogue will soon exceed 500 references.

Scala entlässt Mitarbeiter wegen Aktivitäten auf dem Schwarzmarkt

Wegen unehrlicher Geschäfte mit Eintrittskarten hat die Mailänder Scala einen Mitarbeiter seiner Theaterkasse entlassen.

Concerti

Im Tod vereint

Mit Umberto Giordanos Oper „Andrea Chénier“ wird am 7. Dezember erstmals die starbesetzte Saison-Eröffnung der Scala live in deutschen Kinos gezeigt.

Klassik.com

Kunst- und Kulturpreis der deutschen Katholiken für Komponist Mark Andre

Der deutsch-französische Komponist Mark Andre hat den Kunst- und Kulturpreis der deutschen Katholiken erhalten.

Musik Heute

Oper Stuttgart will in altes Paketpostamt umziehen

Nach jahrelanger Debatte haben sich die Württembergischen Staatstheater für das alte Paketpostamt in Stuttgart als Ausweichspielort während der Generalsanierung des Opernhauses entschieden. 

Codex Flores

72. Concours de Genève: Gewinner des Kompositionswettbewerbs

Der 23-jährige Koreaner Jaehyuck Choi ist Gewinner des Kompositionswettbewerbs des 72. Concours de Genève. Zweitplatziert ist der 32-jährige Israeli Yair Klartag.

France musique

Les femmes qui dirigent des orchestres ? « Pas la tasse de thé » de Mariss Jansons

Dans une interview accordée au journal The Telegraph, le chef Mariss Jansons a déclaré ne pas être habitué à voir des femmes diriger des ensembles, et que cela n’était pas vraiment sa « tasse de thé ». Après la polémique suscitée par ses propos, le chef d’orchestre est revenu sur sa déclaration. 

Mundoclassico.com

Tilson Thomas deja la San Francisco Symphony

El director norteamericano Michael Tilson Thomas (Los Ángeles, 1944) acaba de anunciar que abandona su puesto al frente de la Sinfónica de San Francisco en cuanto finalice la temporada 2019-20.

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   in 1909 FP of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with Walter Damrosch conducting

Image: Southhampton school pupils © Daily Echo/Rachel Adams

(Written on November 28, 2017 )

In today’s news: Mariss Jansons apologises for his sexist statements, a new TV documentary about the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor announced, a songwriting pathway is added to its diploma at The Academy of Contemporary Music. Also, Emma Wernig wins the 1st prize at the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition,14’000 admissions for Piano Festival 2017 of Lucerne Festival and public music schools in Brandenburg will receive more money.

The Times

Classical music is reaching out to younger audiences

How to give Bach new bite.

The Telegraph

Leading conductor apologises for ‘sexist’ remarks

One of the world’s most respected conductors has apologised after suggesting he did not like to see women leading an orchestra.

Croydon Advertiser

How one of the world’s greatest composers died penniless in Croydon

A TV documentary being broadcast this week will look at the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Classical Music

Snape Maltings announces new appointments

Phillipa Reive has been appointed to the newly created position of director, Creative Campus, Snape Maltings.

Music Teacher

ACM launches Diploma songwriting pathway

The Academy of Contemporary Music has added a songwriting pathway to its diploma course in Guildford and Birmingham.

Evening Express

University to release music album to raise money for research into broken heart syndrome

The University of Aberdeen’s record label, Vox Regis, will launch Exiled: Music by Philips and Dering next week to raise money for research into the condition, known as “broken heart syndrome”.

Broadway World

Grammy Award Winner John Kosh, to Participate In The Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra’s Inaugural Concert

Tawnee Lynn Music Services will present the Inaugural Concert of the newly formed Los Angeles Classic Rock Orchestra (LACRO) led by Anthony Bonsera, Founding Artistic Director, and Music Director.

The Violin Channel

Prizes Awarded at England’s Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

18-year-old violist Emma Wernig has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition.

Codex flores

Bilanz des Luzerner Piano Festival 2017

Das Piano Festival 2017 von Lucerne Festival hat in 15 Konzerten rund 14’000 Eintritte generiert.

Klassik.com

Busoni-Kompositionspreis an Benjamin Scheuer verliehen

Der Komponist Benjamin Scheuer hat den mit 6.000 Euro dotierten Busoni-Kompositionspreis 2017 erhalten. 

Kulturradio

Brandenburg fördert stärker öffentliche Musikschulen

In diesem Jahr erhalten die Musikschulen mit rund 5,1 Millionen Euro doppelt soviel wie im Vorjahr.

Klassik-heute

Bildungsinitiative SING! des Rundfunkchores Berlin ausgezeichnet

Die Bildungsinitiative SING! des Rundfunkchores Berlins wurde mit dem renommierten Junge Ohren Preis in der Kategorie Programm« ausgezeichnet.

France Musique

Le Sud-Coréen Jaehyuck Choi remporte le Prix de Composition du concours de Genève

Le Sud-Coréen Jaehyuck Choi a été désigné grand vainqueur du Prix de Composition de la 72e édition du concours de Genève. Il a été récompensé pour son œuvre Nocturne III.

Platea Magazin

El barítono Benjamin Appl debuta hoy en el festival LIFE Victoria

El joven barítono alemán Benjamin Appl (Ratisbona, 1982) debuta hoy en el Festival LIFE Victoria, acompañado al piano por Sholto Kynoch.

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  in 1928 FP of ’s ballet Le Baiser de la fée at the Paris Opéra

  Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle has got us thinking about their wedding playlist… 

Image: André de Ridder, curator of the Spitalfields Festival © The Times / Brian Sweeney

(Written on November 27, 2017 )

In today’s’ news: A new Beethoven Museum in Vienna. After a 2-year hiatus the Orff Festival returns to its home in Andechs. Mariss Jansons is honoured with the gold medal of the London Royal Philharmonic Society. The Salzburg Mozarteum still doesn’t have a new director. The Mexican folk singer Lila Downs on cultural roots in Mexico. The Jazz singer John Hendricks has died. A piece on Opera in Oman.

Classical-Music

Conductor Mariss Jansons awarded RPS Gold Medal

The Latvian conductor is the 104th recipient of one of music’s most prestigious awards

The Telegraph

Mariss Jansons: ‘Women on the podium are not my cup of tea’

Mariss Jansons has all the good qualities you could possibly hope for in a great conductor. Well, almost all. Ivan Hewett meets him

Radio Today

Radio 3 to join up with European stations

BBC Radio 3 teams up with 43 other radio stations in Europe to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first concert from Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Petersfield Post

Liss violinist wins prestigious prizes

Sara Deborah Timossi wins both first prize and audience prize at the International Competition for Baroque Violin Premio Bonporti Rovereto 2017 in Italy.

Music Business Worldwide

Warner threatens to leave London HQ

Warner Music UK has said it may leave its Kensington-based HQ if proposals to redevelop a neighbouring building go ahead.

Japan Times

George Avakian, scholar and producer of major jazz recordings dead at 98

The Russian-born scholar and architect of the American music industry produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis.

Macau Daily Times

Baroque Music Festival returns to Macau for its third edition

The festival aims to integrate Baroque classical music with Chinese and Western architectural heritage in Macau.

Musik

Beethoven-Museum wird in Wien eröffnet

Das Leben und Werk Ludwig van Beethovens (1770-1827) ist untrennbar mit Wien verbunden.

NMZ

Carl Orff-Festspiele kehren nach Andechs zurück

Das Carl Orff-Fest kehrt im nächsten Jahr ins Kloster Andechs zurück.

Kulturradio vom rbb

Hohe Auszeichnung für Mariss Jansons in London

Der lettische Chefdirigent des Chors und Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks bekommt die Goldmedaille der Londoner Royal Philharmonic Society.

Der Standard

Rektorenwahl am Mozarteum vergeigt, Uni-Räte zurückgetreten

Nun ist sie erneut schiefgegangen, die Rektorenbestellung an der Salzburger Musikuniversität Mozarteum.

El Mundo

Lila Downs: “En México negamos nuestra raíz indígena”

Es el vivo retrato de la Revolución Mexicana. Su estética, a caballo entre Frida Kahlo y Emiliano Zapata, sus letras y el eco de su voz rebotan contra un mundo cada vez más homogéneo y silenciado.

Le Monde

Jon Hendricks, poète vocaliste du jazz, est mort

Le chanteur, qui a transmué le jazz vocal en virtuosité « bop », s’est éteint le 22 novembre à l’âge de 96 ans.

France musique

Le Sultanat d’Oman, nouveau paradis pour l’opéra

Depuis quelques années, les pays du monde arabe, et plus spécialement de la péninsule arabique, ont inauguré des salles d’opéra.

Twitter

Kulturradio vom rbb @Kulturradio_rbb – Britische Städte kommen nach Brexit nicht mehr als Europäische Kulturhauptstädte infrage.

ClassicalNEXT @ClassicalNEXT – We’ve opened the registrations for ! Register here → & stay tuned for programme announcements.

Mariss Jansons / Source: classical-music.com

(Written on November 24, 2017 )

In today’s news: Frank Gehry’s plans for a new home for the L.A. Phil’s youth orchestra program, Chicago Opera Theater employee steals more than $100k, L.A Phil’s ambitious plans for its 2018/19 season, Berlin State Opera turns 275 in December, Yorgos Loukos of Opéra de Lyon sentenced to 6 months in prison.

The New York Times

L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra to Get a New, Frank Gehry-Designed Home

Frank Gehry has already designed one of America’s best-loved concert halls, Walt Disney Concert Hall, for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Now he is drawing up plans for a new home for the ensemble’s youth orchestra program, YOLA, which plans to double in size.

CBS Chigaco

Opera Employee Stole More Than $100,000

The former box office manager of the Chicago Opera Theater has been charged with stealing more than $100,000 in ticket receipts during the three-plus years he worked for the organisation.

Pizzicato

L.A. Phil announces big plans for centennial season

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced the orchestra’s ambitious plans for its centennial season 2018/19. Underscoring the commitment to orchestral music as a living tradition, Gustavo Dudamel announced that the orchestra is undertaking a new-music investment of unprecedented scale in the anniversary season, when it will present 50 commissioned works.   

‘Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg’ gab erstes Konzert mit dem neuen Chefdirigenten

Nach einer exzellenten und jahrelangen Aufbauarbeit durch den ehemaligen Chefdirigenten David Reiland ist das Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg (OCL) nun ein qualitativ hochwertiger Klangkörper, der einen Vergleich mit anderen Kammerorchestern nicht mehr zu scheuen braucht, meint Alain Steffen in seiner Konzertkritik.

Concerti

Dreifaches Jubiläum

Heute Abend überträgt BR-Klassik um 20:03 Uhr das BRSO-Konzert mit Mariss Jansons und Daniel Barenboim im Radio sowie als Video-Livestream im Internet

Klassik

Geschenkt: 18,5 Millionen US-Dollar für Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Das Detroit Symphony Orchestra hat eine Spende in Höhe von insgesamt 18,5 Millionen US-Dollar erhalten. Der überwiegende Teil der Summe, 15 Millionen Dollar, kommt von der William Davidson Foundation.

Musik Heute

Staatsoper Berlin: Geburtstag mit Konzert und zwei Premieren

Die Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden feiert ihren 275. Geburtstag im Dezember mit einem Konzert und zwei Opernpremieren.

France Musique

Le directeur du ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon condamné pour avoir congédié une danseuse après sa grossesse

Yorgos Loukos, le directeur du ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon a été condamné jeudi 9 novembre à six mois de prison avec sursis pour discrimination au travail et harcèlement après avoir demandé le non-renouvellement du contrat d’une danseuse à son retour de congés maternité.

Platea Magazin

La Filarmónica de Berlín afronta una ambiciosa gira por Asia con Simon Rattle

urante el mes de noviembre la Filarmónica de Berlín, bajo la batuta de su aún titular Sir Simon Rattle, emprende una ambiciosa gira por Asia, la última con el maestro británico al frente.

Twitter

Rolling Stone @RollingStone Paul Buckmaster, the essential arranger for David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Elton John and more, passes away at age 71

Emily Berl for The New York Times

(Written on November 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Telegraph asks whether opera can save our children, Ivan Hewett argues that music ought to be robust enough to communicate across a variety of acoustics, Gunther Schuller dies at the age of 89, Nadine Koutcher wins the main prize at the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) releases a statement following a judicial review addressing the issue of fair remuneration for private copying. Berlin Philharmonic have found a new Chief Conductor, Mariss Jansons talks about faith and religion, Simone Young bids goodbye to the Hamburger Staatsoper and ‘Voodoo’ Opera, by the African-American composer H. Lawrence Freeman, is revived.

The Telegraph

Can opera save our children?

CGI blockbusters and brain-numbing video games are damaging our children’s imaginations and impoverishing their lives. Can opera help?

Do acoustics actually matter?

Music ought to be robust enough to communicate across a variety of acoustics, says Ivan Hewett

The Guardian

Gunther Schuller, Pulitzer-winning jazz and classical musician, dies aged 89

Horn player, educator and composer was leading proponent of the Third Stream movement fusing jazz and classical music

Classical Music Magazine

Nadine Koutcher wins 2015 Cardiff Singer

Nadine Koutcher has won the main prize at the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

ISM responds to judicial review addressing remuneration for private copying

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has released a statement following a judicial review addressing the issue of fair remuneration for private copying.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Halsschmuck mit Haltung

Kein Dirigentenstab, sondern eine Kette mit einem Kreuz ist für den Dirigenten Mariss Jansons unverzichtbar. Dabei ist es ihm egal, ob er sie trägt oder ob sie auf dem Nachttisch liegt

Der Tagesspiegel

Kirill Petrenko soll neuer Chefdirigent der Philharmoniker werden

Die Berliner Philharmoniker haben sich überraschend auf einen neuen Chefdirigenten geeinigt: Kirill Petrenko soll Simon Rattle 2018 ablösen.

Die Welt

Sie ist eine Beherrscherin des Betriebs

Eine Frau, auf die man zweimal schauen muss: Die australische Dirigentin Simone Young verlässt nach zehn Jahren als Intendantin und Generalmusikdirektorin die Hamburgische Staatsoper. Eine Begegnung.

The New York Times

‘Voodoo,’ Opera by the African-American Composer H. Lawrence Freeman, Is Revived

He was described as a black Wagner in the late 19th century, went on to write more than 20 operas and formed the Negro Grand Opera Company, which he once conducted at Carnegie Hall.

Forbes

Kirill Petrenko New Chief Conductor Of The Berlin Philharmonic

Radio Berlin-Brandenburg reports that the Berlin Philharmonic has elected Kirill Petrenko as their new music director and successor to Simon Rattle.

Twitter

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: Belarus soprano wins Cardiff Singer of the World

klassik.com @klassikcom: Komponist und Musiker Gunther ist tot

Classicalite @Classicalite: The Next Generation of 3D-Printed Musical Instruments Are Worthy of a Movie

Gunther Schuller wrote more than 200 compositions, including solo and orchestral works, chamber music, opera and jazz. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian

Gunther Schuller wrote more than 200 compositions, including solo and orchestral works, chamber music, opera and jazz. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian

(Written on June 22, 2015 )

Classic FM Online

Mariss Jansons to leave Royal Concertgebouw

The seventh chief conductor in the orchestra’s 126-year history is stepping down from his position of leadership of the Amsterdam orchestra.

The Telegraph

Better musicians ‘more attractive to women’

Women at their most fertile are more attracted to men who can produce complex music, a study suggests.

Taking kids to gigs

Gigs are perfect for kids of all ages. Pete Naughton guides you through the pitfalls and pleasures of taking children to see live music.

Los Angeles Times

Jeffrey Kahane to step down at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Following a 20-year run, conductor Jeffrey Kahane will step down from his position as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, the group announced on Wednesday.

BBC Music Magazine

If music be the food of love…

Iain Burnside explores how Shakespeare’s words have inspired countless musicians and pieces of music.

Classical Music Magazine

MU champions Milton Keynes music co-operative

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is supporting its members who have set up Milton Keynes music co-operative, which launched this week.

Concerti

Festivalguide: Ausflug in die Welt der Fragezeichen

Die Dresdner Musikfestspiele starten in diesem Jahr ein innovatives Künstlerprojekt

KlassikAkzente

Label des Jahres: Auszeichnung für ECM bei den JJA Jazz Awards 2014

Nach 2012 und 2013 wurde das Münchener Label ECM bei den JJA Jazz Awards 2014 bereits zum dritten Mal in Folge als Label des Jahres ausgezeichnet.

Art and Seek

Artistic Director Jonathan Pell Will Step Down At Dallas Opera

Jonathan Pell joined the Dallas Opera in 1985 as artistic administrator and was appointed artistic director in 2009 — only the second to hold that post in the company’s history.

 

Classical Music on Twitter 

Kate Molleson: ‏@KateMolleson Longlist for @SAYaward 2014 just out. Mega chuffed that @DunedinConsort & @SCOmusic add classical music to the mix http://www.sayaward.com

George:@OperaCreep Inside Opera: Live on 10 May sounds like a good and more inclusive development http://www.roh.org.uk/news/live-streaming-day-to-offer-unprecedented-access-to-seven-uk-opera-companies-on-10-may-2014

Music Week: @MusicWeek Vevo views rise 46% to hit 6bn per month http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/vevo-views-rise-46-to-hit-6bn-per-month/058274

Journalism.co.uk:@journalismnews Culture, collaboration and communication: Digital development at The Times and Sunday Times http://bit.ly/QHnpFY #journalism

CM Editors: ‏@ClassicalMusic_ Michael Dervan has some interesting thoughts on Lang Lang – he’d like to see him tackle contemporary music http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/the-low-down-on-lang-lang-and-how-china-will-change-music-1.1770190?page=1

Classic FM Online

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(Written on April 24, 2014 )

The Guardian

Mariss Jansons announces Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra departure

The conductor’s 10-year reign as chief of the world-renowned Amsterdam orchestra will end after 2014-15 season

The Telegraph

Dennis Russell Davies: why minimalism is big

Basel Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor, Dennis Russell Davies, tells John Allison why he’s boldly touring the UK with minimalist music

The Strad

Louisville String Academy awarded $240,000 Starling Foundation grant

Given over three years, the award aims to support violin playing at the highest level

The New York Times

Harris Goldsmith, Critic and Classical Pianist, Dies at 78

Harris Goldsmith, a rarity in classical music for his simultaneous careers as a professional pianist and a music critic, died on April 2 in Manhattan. He was 78.

Limelight Magazine

Is sex appeal the key to a classical comeback?

Will a video clip of Asian hotties twerking re-imagine classical music for a contemporary audience?

Die Welt

Am besten geht man, bevor es nicht mehr geht

Mariss Jansons verlässt als Chefdirigent Amsterdams Concergebouw Orchest und konzentriert sich auf seine Münchner Aufgaben. In Salzburg verlässt Geschäftsführer Peter Alward die Osterfestspiele.

Concerti

Porträt Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt: Ein Bayern-Fan in Berlin

Einst spielte Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt im Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester – nun gastiert er als Solist mit Brittens Cello-Sinfonie bei seinen Ex-Kollegen

 

Classical Music on Twitter

Baltimore Symphony:@BaltSymphon As “Mad Men” enters its final season, we look at what was happening in the classical music world in 1969. BSOstories http://bit.ly/1gPzJud

Classic FM:@ClassicFM The greatest classical music, as voted by you. Take a look at the 2014 HallOfFame: http://classfm.co/HOF14

Gramophone:@GramophoneMag Why is the wider media failing classical music? Our editor’s latest blog http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/editors-blog/why-is-the-wider-media-failing-classical-music …

Donato Cabrera:@DonatoCabrera Can Women Save Classical Music? http://fb.me/3uVIPlIG2

CM editors:@ClassicalMusic_ JAM is planning a choral course led by Judith Bingham and Nicholas Cleobury, deadline 9 May: http://ow.ly/w2bPf Great opportunity.

The Guardian

The Guardian


(Written on April 23, 2014 )

Classic FM Online

Opera singers capsize during open-air Magic Flute

Three opera singers were left bedraggled and sodden when the boat carrying them to an open-air stage capsized, tipping them into a lake

The Times

Explain yourself: Mariss Jansons

Latvian-born and Russian-trained conductor Mariss Jansons describes his shows

Gramophone

Westminster City Council plaque marks the site of the first UK performance of Beethoven’s Ninth

The Green Plaque on London’s Regent Street honours the bicentenary of the Royal Philharmonic Society, who commissioned the work in 1922

London’s Wigmore Hall launches new televised chamber music series

Performances from such artists as Marc-André Hamelin, the Takács Quartet, Sarah Connolly and Stile Antico will be broadcast on Sky Arts 2 from August 12

The Telegraph

New Faces: Fidan HajiyevLa

Azeri singer Fidan Hajiyeva is a young talent with a rivetingly strong tone, writes Ivan Hewett

Ivan Hewett’s Classic 50 No 33: Carlo Gesualdo – Asciugate i Begli Occhi

The latest in Ivan Hewett’s 50-part series on short works by the world’s greatest composers

Classical Music Magazine

Wigmore Hall’s deal with Sky Arts is ‘a first step’ to greater broadcasting possibilities

A newly announced deal which the Wigmore Hall has signed with Sky Arts 2 for broadcast of seven concerts recorded live in HD presages plans for the venue to relay events to a global audience

Los Angeles Times

Metropolitan Opera is focus of online petition decrying Putin

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” has been receiving considerable attention even before its official opening

Die Zeit

Wie klingen Gier, Wonne, Tod?

Zum 200. Geburtstag von Richard Wagner gibt es Berge von Büchern. Über die Musik findet sich darin – fast nichts!

(Written on August 9, 2013 )

The Telegraph

Mariss Jansons, interview

Mariss Jansons is reluctant to talk about the horrors of the Soviet system – he’d rather talk about the music he is going to conduct at the Proms and Edinburgh Festival, he tells Ivan Hewett.

The Sydney Morning Herald (via Arts Journal)

Call of opera luring greater audience numbers

It’s music to opera lovers’ ears. In what was a bumper year for opera attendances in Australia, the art form had a greater increase in audience numbers in 2012 than either dance, theatre, orchestral or chamber music, according to an Australia Council survey of the country’s 28 major performing arts companies

Classic FM

Skateboarding set to music in new classical video

Composing has a lot in common with skateboarding, says classical musician Sven Helbig, whose hypnotic new video stars young people in a skatepark.

BBC Music Magazine

Bolshoi violinist dies after falling into orchestra pit

Long-standing member of the orchestra dies of injuries in hospital

Limelight Magazine

Boston Chief knocked out in Bayreuth

Andris Nelsons concussed after “household accident” at Wagner Festival.

Classical Source

Southbank Centre Chairman Completes 300 Mile, 24-Hour Bike Ride And Raises Final Amount For Royal Festival Hall Organ Campaign

Full £2.3 million has now been raised for the Pull Out All The Stops organ campaign to restore the Royal Festival Hall organ

Music Week

Swedish music market grows 12% in H1 2013

Total music sales value in Sweden increased by 12 percent in the first half of 2013, propelled by strong growth in usage of streaming services.

André Rieu breaks record for highest-grossing UK opening weekend takings for a music concert film

An André Rieu music concert screened in cinemas has achieved the highest-grossing opening weekend takings in UK box office history for its genre.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Der Anti-Maestro meldet sich zurück

Stürmen, schuften, siegen: Kirill Petrenko wird verehrt, wohin er auch kommt. Jetzt dirigiert er den neuen, von Frank Castorf inszenierten „Ring des Nibelungen“ im Bayreuther Festspielhaus.

Classic FM

(Written on July 23, 2013 )

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:Next, day one: Innovation in concert presentation, reversing audience decline

A conference strand on how to reverse the decline in audiences for live music filled much of the first full day of Classical:Next.

Classical:Next, day one: Korea’s classical market

The Classical:NEXT conference schedule began on a tragic note. Joohoo Kim, ceo of the Lotte Hall in in Seoul, died shortly before he was due to deliver the opening address, on classical music in his country.

Classical:Next, day two: The market in China

Avoid religious works, forget about YouTube and Facebook and think residencies rather than one-nightstands: these were among the lessons offered at a Classical:Next conference on Arts Management Tools in China.

Classical:Next, day two: A Spotify spat

A sharp division of opinion between major and independent labels over Spotify in particular emerged from a conference at Classical:Next on revenue from streaming.

Classical:Next, day three: Concert hall and opera house design

Opera houses and concert halls have stuck to horseshoe and shoebox shapes respectively for centuries, but today’s needs are dictating new shapes, says David Staples, principal of Theatre Projects Consultants.

Gramophone

Mariss Jansons receives 2013 Ernst von Siemens Prize

Award, worth €250,000, will be presented to the conductor on June 4.

Gramophone

Dame Janet Baker – a celebratory Podcast

The great mezzo talks about her career on the latest Gramophone Milestones Podcast.

Gramophone

Decca to release complete-works Britten box-set

65-CD set – plus DVD and book – draws on recordings from 20 labels

Connexion France

Classical Music scares off gangs

Railway stations have started playing classical music on their platforms – with the unstated aim of chasing away gangs of youths.

The Arts Desk

theartsdesk in Dresden: the many musical faces of Germany’s palimpsest-city

Wagner and Vivaldi go head to head in a festival of old and new.

The Courier

Top classical musicians to gather for Ruthven Music Festival

Many of Scotland’s top classical musicians will be descending upon a tiny church on the banks of the River Isla for the annual Ruthven Music Festival.

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Classical:NEXT

(Written on June 3, 2013 )