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WildKat PR is very pleased to be working with composer and pianist Andrew James Johnson on his upcoming album release and concert, following the launch of his new brand.

Olivia Brown, Head of Creative Strategy and Marketing, says: “Working alongside our in-house design team classicalmusicdesign, WildKat has created a brand and visual identity for Andrew that truly represents both his bold, friendly personality and his enchanting yet sensitive compositions. We’re very much looking forward to continuing our collaboration, and sharing Andrew’s debut album with the press and music industry.”

Andrew is a composer and pianist who grew up in Birmingham, England, and despite having no formal training on the piano in his childhood, immersed himself in the works of Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin. After his parents agreed to pay for lessons, Andrew’s eagerness and innate musicality developed rapidly into a passion for piano performance, before he moved onto composition.

Andrew began to draw upon a combination of classical training and contemporary influences, completing a BA in Composition at the London College of Music.  His compositional style combines rich harmonic language with expansive pianistic techniques, revealing the influence of the Romantic-era composers that so inspired him in his youth.

In the years that followed his graduation from the LCM, Andrew undertook commissions for film, television and theatre. Credits include televised advertisements for HSBC and Timotei. Andrew’s compositions take inspiration from everyday life, and his creative process makes use of the full tonal range of the keyboard, drawing on influences from his role models Max Richter and Philip Glass.

We are thrilled to be working with Andrew on his debut album release ‘Winter’s Heart’, due for release in November 2017.

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(Written on August 14, 2017 )

WildKat PR welcomes new music collective, Corre.

We are very happy to be working with Corre on their upcoming singles and album releases. ‘A Spark, A Beginning’ and ‘Proceed’ will be released on streaming sites on Wednesday 2nd August 2017.

Corre formed earlier in 2017 and aims to bridge the gap between electronica and classical music with a contemporary synthesis of light, movement and sound. The unnamed collaborators behind Corre wanted to create a multi-media, cross-genre alliance, inspired by the likes of Nils Frahm and Max Richter. With a background in electronic music, Corre’s composer was inspired by the possibility that the two seemingly contrasting elements of electronic and contemporary classical music could coalesce.

To create the fusion of natural and synthetic sounds, Corre uses Korg-created synthesiser loops paired with traditional, acoustic instruments such as violin, piano and classical guitar. The visual element takes naturalistic photography and melds it with digital manipulation and overlays to create modern and visually stunning films.

The two singles will be released on 2nd August, with a video premiere of ‘A Spark, A Beginning’ to follow.

© Corre 2017

(Written on July 31, 2017 )

In today’s news: Meet the Typewriter Orchestra! After protest Colston Hall was renamed, and a Simpsons moment became true. A new program for the UIMF, and 20 million € for the Berlin Philharmonics. Principal director Firmbach prolonges his contract in Oldenbach. The Menuhin Competition‘ 2018 will take place in Switzerland for the first time, and famed venezuelan Conductor Dudamel urges politicians to solve crisis democratically.

ENO

ENO’s 2017/18 Season at a glance

For those of you who’d like to see our next season at a glance, this page is an overview of the productions we have coming up in 2017/18.

NW Evening Mail

Ulverston International Music Festival returns with ‘exciting’ programme

The 14th Ulverston International Music Festival takes place this summer, once again welcoming a varied array of musicians and performances from around the world.

The Violin Channel

Meet … The Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Formed in 2004, the six-man ensemble performs a wide range of covers and original songs from the ‘click’, ‘clack’, ‘ding’ of nostalgic mechanical typewriters

Classic FM

The London Symphony Orchestra and Cypress Hill might actually make THAT Simpsons moment come true

The LSO and hip-hop pioneers Cypress Hill have been talking on Twitter about a particular moment from The Simpsons, and now they might be actually collaborating.

The Guardian

Bristol’s Colston Hall to drop name of slave trader after protests

Concert venue that hosted the Beatles, David Bowie and Bob Dylan will reopen with a new name following refurbishment.

Classical Music Magazine

Max Richter becomes Decca Publishing’s first client

Max Richter has signed a long-term, global publishing deal with Decca Publishing.

Berliner Zeitung

Millionen für Berlin – Am 8. Mai wird der Hauptstadtkulturvertrag unterschrieben

Drei Millionen Euro – das ist die Summe, um die sich ab 2018 die Zuschüsse für die Berliner Philharmoniker erhöhen, auf dann 20 Millionen Euro im Jahr.

Concerti

Fünf weitere Jubeljahre für Oldenburg

Generalintendant Christian Firmbach verlängert seinen Vertrag in Oldenburg und bleibt demnach bis 2024.

Musik heute

Alfred-Brendel-Hommage im Konzerthaus Berlin

Das Konzerthaus Berlin würdigt den Pianisten Alfred Brendel vom (heutigen) Donnerstag an mit einer Hommage.

Broadway world

Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming & Pilobolus to Launch 10th Annual World Science Festival in NYC

The World Science Festival will culminate its groundbreaking first decade by bringing science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across New York City’s five boroughs, with more than 50 events, May 30 – June 4, 2017.

Telesur

Famed Venezuelan Conductor Dudamel Urges Politicians to Solve Crisis Democratically

Dudamel’s video message to politicians marks the first time the famed musician has spoken out on the current political situation in Venezuela.

Pizzicato

‘Menuhin Competition’ findet 2018 in Genf statt

Der internationale Violinwettbewerb ‘Menuhin Competition’ findet vom 12. bis zum 22. April 2018 in Genf statt. Damit ist der Wettbewerb, der alle zwei Jahre in einer anderen Stadt ausgetragen wird, zum ersten Mal zu Gast in der Schweiz.

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17 The best classical music for spring 🌱🌷🌸🐥

22 Jazz guitarist is celebrated for his “warm toned lyricism” and “impressive command” – listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V9XxCnkoFw

 

The Violin Channel

(Written on April 27, 2017 )

In today’s news, Vienna celebrates the 150th anniversary of Strauss’ Donauwaltz, and an insight into the role classical crossovers play in radio broadcasting. A classical revolution is arising in Madras, and Mandy Parnell surfaces as a hidden powerhouse influence in modern music. The Grammys tackle race politics from last weekend’s award ceremony, and the Vienna Philharmonic plays an homage to Schubert.

The Guardian

Master blaster: the woman making Björk, Aphex Twin and Eno sound so good

Parnell is one of the country’s leading mastering engineers, and this is where the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Max Richter and Brian Eno come to hear their finished tracks. Parnell has polished a huge number of albums here including, last year, Jamie xx’s In Colour and Aphex Twin’s Syro.

Classical Music Magazine

Chamber concert in aid of Arco project

Students at Birmingham Conservatoire are holding a chamber music concert later this month in aid of the Arco (Cape Gate MIAGI Centre for Music & Birmingham Conservatoire) project, which sees strings students aged between eight and 16 in South Africa participate in weekly instrumental Skype lessons given by academics, current students and alumni of Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Washington Post

Do the Grammys have a race problem? No, their president says — they’re like Trump’s election

The Grammys’ race problem followed the awards show all the way to the stage this year, when a white singer once again beat an acclaimed black artist for the top honor — but this time called attention to the fact.

BBC News

How an Indian maestro is taking classical music to the masses

India’s southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras) is witnessing a musical revolution of sorts.

The Harvard Press

Warner Free Lecture: The ‘other’ sounds of nature in music

Explosive, turbulent, violent—these are not the usual words to describe classical music inspired by the sounds of nature. And yet, by contrast, their musical presence adds richness to the perfect pitch of the hermit thrush’s song, the jazz riffs depicting clouds, the rhythmic sound of the surf at the seaside, and more.

Klassik

Wien feiert 150-jähriges Jubiläum des Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss

Die Johann-Strauss-Gesellschaft Wien hat eine Feier zum 150-jährigen Jubiläum des sogenannten Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss (Sohn) ausgerichtet.

neue musikzeitung

Eine kleine Tagesbegleitmusik

Was Crossover für klassische Musik in öffentlich-rechtlichen Kulturradios bedeutet

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Interview Daniel Barenboim

Man kann seine Visionen wie ein Prophet in die Welt hinaustragen, man kann sie aber auch ganz einfach verwirklichen. Daniel Barenboim gehört zu letztgenannter Spezies: als genialer Pragmatiker, der seine Kräfte und Mittel dazu nutzt, seine Ideen in die Wirklichkeit umzusetzen.

The New York Times

Highlights From the Met Opera’s 2017-18 Season

A starry new production of “Tosca”; the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” based on a Buñuel film; and a Mozart work set in Coney Island are among the highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 season.

The Vienna Philharmonic Remembers Schubert

Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, nicknamed “Unfinished,” forms the centerpiece of a three-part concert series by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra that opens on Friday, Feb. 24.

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Classical Music News Vienna remembers Jewish roots of its most famous tune

Music History  in 1884 FP of ‘s Orchestral Suite No. 2, in Moscow.

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Image: BBC News

(Written on February 16, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to be working with 7K!, the new neo-classical Hub launched by the independent label !K7 Records.

7K! is a new platform and home for neo-classical projects which will be supported by the in-house expertise and spirit of legendary music company !K7 records. 7K! will comprise a record label and label services collective, as well as sync and artist management divisions.

In the first quarter of 2017, the label will kick off its release schedule with the album ‘Endless’ by multi-instrumentalist and globally-renowned composer Luca D’Alberto. Last week, two concerts took place in Berlin at Silent Green, including one sell-out performance.

D’Alberto is a brilliant, mold-breaking musician who is already highly regarded on the classical scene, as both a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He is a favourite composer of directors such as Peter Greenaway, Wim Wenders and Fernando Arrabal. His upcoming album ‘Endless’ is the result of his decision to shake up his classical training into new charters, preferring instead to use his talents to create a more contemporary style of music that sees him exploring the pairing of electronics with acoustic instruments. ‘Endless’ was produced by Martyn Heyne (Tiny Ruins, The National) and Henrik Schwarz, and is preceded by the single ‘Wait For Me’, released in December.

Watch here the official video to “Wait For Me”, a love Story told only by hands.

WildKat PR is very much looking forward to bringing D’Alberto and his music to the music world with a focus on the German press.

Carolin, Director of the Berlin office: „We are excited to be helping prestigious !K7 records on their new launch of the neo-classical label 7K! We have already successfully worked on projects with neo-classical composers such as Max Richter and Chad Lawson, reaching out to new audiences with their modern sound. We look forward to supporting !K7’s growth in the German music industry through active press work and consultancy.“

Keep up to date with 7K! on the !K7 website and Luca D’Alberto on his website and on the WildKat PR blog.

Luca D'Alberto (c) Jon Bergman

Luca D’Alberto (c) Jon Bergman

(Written on February 2, 2017 )

 

In today’s classical news, composer Max Richter calls for a greater appreciation of Britain’s classical music heritage.  Philip Glass, soon to turn 80, discusses his career and his relationship with minimalism.  Design Week explores the story behind the London Symphony Orchestra’s new identity, and London-based start-up, Jukedeck, explains how it composes music without a composer, using artificial intelligence. In Germany the Elbphilharmonie’s soundproofing is put to the test by German rock band Einstürzende Neubauten.

The Guardian

Britain must embrace its classical heritage

Max Richter, a leading British composer whose work is used on stage and screen, says UK audiences don’t get the credit for having broad tastes.

Philip Glass on turning 80

‘My problem is people don’t believe I write symphonies.’ About to turn 80, the composer talks about his slow, taxi-driving road to success, and why he is anything but a minimalist…

Design Week

New identity for LSO

The identity for the Orchestra’s 2017/18 season is based on its original conductor logo, also designed by the consultancy, and features a series of animated films by Tobias Gremmler.

The Telegraph

Musicians make the safest drivers

Musicians may make the safest drivers, a new study suggests, after researchers found that people who play an instrument have faster reaction times.

New York Times

Jukedeck – at the cutting edge?

Jukedeck is one of a growing number of companies using artificial intelligence to compose music. Their computers tap tools like artificial neural networks, modeled on the brain, that allow the machines to learn by doing, rather as a child does. So far, at least, these businesses do not seem to be causing much anxiety among musicians.

Der Tagesspiegel

Barenboims Botschaft an New York

Die Berliner Staatskapelle spielt in der Carnegie Hall den ersten kompletten Zyklus aller nummerierten Sinfonien Anton Bruckners – und Maestro Barenboim spricht eine Warnung aus

Krieg gegen die Kunst – Trump droht mit Kürzungen bei der Kulturförderung

Der neue US-Präsident könnte die beiden staatlichen Fördereinrichtungen für Kultur NEA und NEH abschaffen

Kreuzwort-Rattle

Im Herbst übernimmt Simon Rattle das London Symphony Orchestra. Jetzt verriet der Dirigent seine wichtigsten Pläne für die Zukunft. 

Spiegel

Einstürzende Neubauten in der Elbphilharmonie – auch Tinnitus klingt super

Es wurde gelärmt – aber sie steht noch: Zur Eröffnung des Pop-Programms trat die Experimental-Rockband Einstürzende Neubauten in der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie auf. Der Höhepunkt: Das erotische Knistern einer Zigarette.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Die Würde der anderen

Moritz Eggerts Oper “Freax” erhält nun fast zehn Jahre nach dem ersten gescheiterten Versuch ihre aufregende szenische Uraufführung in Regenburg

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Music History @today_classical  in 1981 Death of American Samuel

Classical Music News @classicalmusic Facing the music: Benjamin Grosvenor

Theater Regensburg @theaterRGNSBRG »Die Würde der anderen« – über am @

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Photograph: Stefan Hoederath/Redferns

(Written on January 23, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Veriko Tchumburidze receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the finals of 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poland. Royal Albert Hall has appointed current CEO of Opera Australia, Craig Hassall, as its new chief executive. Also, the shortlist for the British Composer Awards 2016 has been revealed.

The Strad

Veriko Tchumburidze wins International Wieniawski Violin Competition 2016

Veriko Tchumburidze has been named the winner of the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań, Poland. The 20-year-old musician from Georgia/Turkey – a former winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians – receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the competition final.

Classical Music Magazine

RAH appoints Craig Hassall as new chief executive

The Royal Albert Hall (RAH) has appointed Craig Hassall, currently CEO of Opera Australia (OA), as its new chief executive.

British Composer Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the British Composer Awards 2016 has been revealed. Thirty-four composers have been shortlisted, spanning 33 works across 11 categories.

Music Teacher Magazine

Pascal Nemirovski joins Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire has appointed Pascal Nemirovski as international chair in piano.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Stile Antico announces Young Singer Bursaries 2016/17

Mezzo-soprano Sacha Fullerton and soprano Caroline Halls are the recipients of Stile Antico’s 2016/17 Young Singer Bursaries.

International Arts Manager

From the Supreme Court to the stage

American Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is swapping the stand for the stage as she prepares to star in Washington National Opera’s (WNO) production of La Fille du Regiment. Donizetti’s comic opera tells the tale of a young woman torn between her family and the love of her life. It runs from 12-20 November, and is directed by Robert Longbottom.

Le Parisien

Pierre Boulez donne son nom à la grande salle de la Philharmonie de Paris

La grande salle de la Philharmonie de Paris, ouverte en janvier 2015 dans le nord-est parisien, doit être baptisée mercredi officiellement du nom du compositeur Pierre Boulez, père spirituel du projet.

nmz

Dresdner Sinfoniker laden Erdogan zu Armenier-Stück ein

Die Türkei läuft seit langem Sturm gegen das Konzertprojekt «Aghet» zum «Völkermord an den Armeniern». Die Dresdner Sinfoniker wollen ihr Stück im November im deutschen Generalkonsulat in Istanbul aufführen – wozu sie nun Präsident Erdogan persönlich eingeladen haben.

klassik.com

Radiosender zeichnen Pianistin Nathalia Milstein aus

Die französische Pianistin Nathalia Milstein erhält den “Prix du jeune soliste des medias francophones publics”. Der Preis wird von vier Radiosendern vergeben: Radio France, dem schweizerischen Sender RTS, der belgischen Rundfunkstation RTBF sowie Radio Canada.

Codex Flores

Engstroem distanziert sich von Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Martin Engstroem, der Leiter des Verbier Festivals, ist laut einer Meldung des Fachmagazins «Pizzicato» aus Unzufriedenheit über die Führung des Ensembles aus dem Kuratorium des Orchestre de la Suisse Romande(OSR)  ausgetreten.

Twitter

The Economist @TheEconomist With his album “Sleep”, Max Richter has redefined classical music in the digital age http://econ.st/2eh33l0

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine How can we increase diversity in classical music? http://buff.ly/2exL7nT

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Georges Bizet was born #otd in 1838 A classic clip of #ROHcarmen to celebrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ_HHRJf0xg …

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Photo: International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

(Written on October 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian asks five musicians of the Barbican’s Sound Unbound festival to create a playlist and the line-up for the four-day Delhi Classical Music Festival is announced. Also, pianist Alexey Sychev wins first prize in international Franz Liszt Piano Competition and a session musician teaches unprivileged youngsters for a burgeoning music charity

The Guardian

Max Richter: my classical-for-beginners playlist

We asked five musicians taking part in the Barbican’s Sound Unbound festival to create a playlist for a newcomer to classical music. Composer Max Richter’s picks include Purcell, Beethoven and Julia Wolfe

The Hindu

Classical music extravaganza begins today

Stalwarts of Indian classical music Begum Parveen Sultana, Pandit Bhajan Sopori, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Jasraj and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan will be part of the line-up at the four-day Delhi Classical Music Festival, organised by the Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture and Languages, and the Sahitya Kala Parishad.

Islington Now

Violinist brings classical music to disadvantaged youth

A session musician is taking classical music from the concert hall to the estate at a growing music charity

Pizzicato

Russe gewinnt Liszt-Wettbewerb

Der russische Pianist Alexey Sychev (*1988) gewann den 1. Preis des 8. Internationalen Franz Liszt Klavierwettbewerbs Weimar-Bayreuth

KulutrPort.de

Aufbruchsstimmung in der “opera stabile” der Hamburgischen Staatsoper

Die „opera stabile“, die kleine Bühne der Hamburgischen Staatsoper, wird – so plant es Neu-Intendant Georges Delnon – künftig ständig bespielt und zu einem Experimentiertheater werden, aus dem auch neue Impulse für das Große Haus kommen sollen

BR Klassik

Applaus ist jedes Mal der schönste Dank

Dieter Dorn war in seiner langen Karriere nie ein Provokateur, vielmehr ist er ein sicherer Arrangeur mit großem Gespür für Rhythmik und Gestus. Und ans Aufhören denkt der Opern- und Theaterregisseur auch an seinem 80. Geburtstag lange noch nicht

Classicalite

Shape-note Singing Workshops Use ‘The Sacred Harp’ Hymnal to Attract Participants

In what might at first seem a highly unrefined, even grating experience to a trained singer, the old-American pastime known as “shape-note singing” is gaining some recent recognition as an advanced way to “internalize music theory” according to the Clarion Ledger

Pizzicato

Dennis Russell Davies To Return On The Podium on November 25

Conductor Dennis Russel Davies who had to undergo surgery after he hurt his knee badly when he fall just 90 minutes before a concert in Austria, will return on the podium

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM : These are the unspoken rules of classical music: http://classfm.co/BW86rs

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 : Celebrating 70 years is our new artist of the week @philharmonia. Dvorak’s 8th symphony at 11 on #EssentialClassics

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic :  ‘Finding the right choir could prove the perfect way to improve your health, well-being, and social life’ #HearHear

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‘In spite of strong claims by Lennon & McCartney, Ray Davies and Britten, Purcell is the best composer to come from Britain’. Max Richter

(Written on November 2, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Sokolov refuses award won by Lebrecht, and Juilliard opens a campus in China. Also, Classical Music Magazine writes that women in classical music are thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, and Classic FM lists the struggles of being a classical-music loving Millennial

Gramophone

Grigory Sokolov refuses award because it has previously been won by Norman Lebrecht

Sokolov: ‘According to my ideas about elementary decency, it is shame to be in the same award-winners list with Lebrecht’

Classical Music Magazine

Women in classical music are being thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons

When 17-year-old Jessy McCabe made headlines last month with her shocking discovery that Edexcel’s Music A-Level syllabus featured not a single work by a female composer, my reaction was one of anger and frustration

The Guardian

Meet the Turner prize shortlist, from the musician to the mind-reader

Architecture, opera, fashion, parapsychology … this year’s contenders are taking contemporary art into exciting new territory. We sent our experts to meet the artists on the shortlist

Classical Music Magazine

Juilliard to open campus in China

The Juilliard School is to open its first campus outside New York.

The Guardian

Turning opera inside out: how I got Lost in Thought

Shoeless and armed only with a swizzle stick, Stuart Jeffries attempts to banish distracting thoughts and be part of the world’s first mindfulness opera

Classic FM

The worst things about being a classical music-loving Millennial

You were born in the 1990s, you love classical music, and it’s a nightmare. Here are 11 of the worst day-to-day trials that you have to put up with…

Klassik.com

h-Moll-Messe von Johann Sebastian Bach für Weltkodumentenerbe nominiert

Die deutsche Unesco-Kommission sieht das Werk als Meilenstein der Musikgeschichte in Bezug auf Satztechnik, Wort-Ton-Verhältnis sowie ihre ästhetisch und theologisch durchdachte Gesamtform.

Tagesspiegel

Im Strudel – Igor Levit und das DSO

Der Pianist Igor Levit gibt sein Debüt in der Philharmonie. Zusammen mit dem DSO unter der Leitung von Oslo Vänskä lässt er den Saal vor Spannung vibrieren.

Klassik heute

“Musik in den Häusern der Stadt” in Köln, Hamburg und Bonn

Weltmusik im Wohnzimmer, Klassik im Atelier, Jazz im Foyer – vom 3. bis 8. November ist wieder “Musik in den Häusern der Stadt” zu hören.

El país

Les Arts y el IVAM llevarán ópera al museo y exposiciones al coliseo

La muestra ‘Testigos del arte’ ya se puede ver en el Palau de les Arts y desde octubre intérpretes del Centre Plácido Domingo a cantarán en el muse0

El mundo

Plácido Domingo canta y llora a su hermana recién fallecida

María José Domingo, de 72 años, murió este verano en Boston. El tenor la ha homenajeado con un recital en la catedral de Los Ángeles.

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Sinfini Music‘they were taking the piano apart and reassembling it as I played’ on SLEEP

Music Education UKBBC Music launches Ten Pieces Secondary film

In Tune BBC Radio 3 A packed studio today! Players from & teaming up to perform an amazing mash up of the

News 29th Sep

‘Music is doing what it always does – dividing up time, but this time in order to structure our work’ Lost in Thought: a mindfulness opera, by Rolf Hind, at LSO St Luke’s. Photograph: Simon Jay Price/The Guardian

(Written on September 29, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Gramophone asks ‘The Shostakovich Question’, and The Guardian reveal 10 pieces that will give you nightmares. Also, Sinfini Music analyse music’s relationship with the brain, and The Telegraph analyse the effects of Richter’s ‘Sleep’

Gramophone

The Shostakovich Question

An isolated figure, working under one of the 20th century’s most terrifying dictatorships, his music is emotional, controversial, misunderstood – and a guaranteed hall-filler. David Fanning asks: why are we obsessed with Shostakovich?

The Guardian

Music to give you nightmares – 10 of the best

Radio 3 are broadcasting Max Richter’s eight-hour lullaby Sleep on Saturday night, live from the Wellcome Collection. Here, by contrast, are 10 works that certainly won’t give you sweet dreams

Sinfini Music

Music and the brain

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how it is that classical music can engage your senses, change your mood or even send a delicious tingle up your spine, then this weekend may give you the opportunity to find out

Classical Source

Welsh National Opera Announces New Music Director and New Conductor Laureate

Welsh National Opera announced their new Music Director today as Czech conductor Tomáš Hanus who will take up the position from autumn 2016

The Guardian

Wanted: eccentric singer of dead languages to produce uncategorisable music

Asked if she fancied making ‘extreme early music’, Stef Conner couldn’t resist. Little did she realise how extreme. She explains how she has breathed life into a 4,000-year-old language

The Telegraph

Can Radio 3’s eight-hour lullaby soothe our frazzled brains?

Max Richter’s new project, unambiguously titled Sleep, which will be broadcast for the first time on Radio 3 tomorrow

The New York Times

For the Philharmonic’s Opening Night, a New Name and a Big Gift

The opening of the New York Philharmonic’s 174th season on Thursday felt like the start of a new chapter, as the orchestra played for the first time in the newly rechristened David Geffen Hall and announced that it was getting the largest individual donation in its history

Crescendo

Expertenjury nominiert 21 Bewerber für die Europäischen Kulturmarken-Awards 2015

Die Shortlist der Kulturmarken-Awards 2015 steht. Unter dem Vorsitz von Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt, Präsident der Kulturpolitischen Gesellschaft e.V., wählte am 22. September eine 29-köpfige Expertenjury aus Kultur, Wirtschaft und Medien, bei der auch crescendo durch den Herausgeber Winfried Hanuschik vertreten ist, 21 Nominierte aus

Pizzicato

Musik ohne Harmonie: Streit in Luxemburger Dachverband UGDA

Vier von elf Vorstandmitgliedern der UGDA, dem Dachverband der Musikvereine in Luxemburg, haben gestern, einer Meldung von ‘Radio 100,7′ zufolge, ihr Amt niedergelegt

Klassik.com

Unternehmer spendet Millionen für Kirchenorgel

Der Unternehmer Günther Weber will der Stadt Neubrandenburg zum Bau einer neuen Konzertorgel eine Spende in Millionenhöhe zukommen lassen . Die Planung und der Bau der Orgel mit voraussichtlich 70 Registern wird Schätzungen zufolge zwei Millionen Euro kosten

Le Figaro.fr

Appel aux dons : les orgues parisiens sont en danger

Sur ces 234 instruments à vent que compte la ville de Paris, une immense partie d’entre eux sont en mauvais état et nécessitent une restauration. Certains diocèses sont aujourd’hui à la recherche de mécènes

El Mundo

La investigación contra Apple Music pasa de Europa a a Estados Unidos

Nueva York y Connecticut investigan si la compañía presiona a los productores para que dejen de proveer música a sus competidores

Twitter

BBC Music MagazineWould you like to appear in BBC Music Magazine, simply by telling us about your favourite music? Here’s how you can…

BBC Radio 3What was the first music composed to fit the two sides of an LP? has the answer:

Sinfini MusicWho knew Hans Zimmer wasn’t so good with the whole music-reading thing…?! Fascinating interview by

News 25th Sep

Wake up, it’s Wagner … Max Richter/The Guardian

(Written on September 25, 2015 )