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In today’s news: Restoration of Beethoven Concert Hall in Bonn to be more expensive than anticipated. Take a look at how Europe’s opera houses have won over under-30 audiences. Musical director and composer Samuel Adler who fled under Nazi rule returns to Berlin on visit. Fresh crisis at English National Opera as key figure quits. Why musicians struggle with mental health problems. Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition – take a look at what is in store. YouTube music now available in UK.

Wall Street Journal

How Europe’s Opera Houses Won Over Millennials

With an escape game and networking events, La Scala and the Paris Opera are attracting under-30 audiences.

Limelight

Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

Sixteen ensembles will battle it out in Melbourne this July. We take a look at what’s in store for competitors and audiences at one of the world’s great chamber music launching pads.

The Guardian

Fresh crisis at English National Opera as key figure quits

Producing director Terri-Jayne Griffin to leave, with others claiming ENO ‘lacks ambition’.

Rhinegold

University of Glasgow Chapel Choir honour former director

The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir has released a new recording, We Were Glad, in memory of former director Dr Stuart Campbell.

The Guardian

Perfectionism and poverty: why musicians struggle with mental health

Mental illness claims the lives of too many in music. A new helpline seeks to change that. 

iNews

NHS at 70: How Art, from Andy Warhol to Brian Eno, has helped to heal patients

Introducing uplifting art into that environment brings therapeutic benefits for both staff and patients, the NHS has long recognised.

What Hi Fi

YouTube Music is now available in the UK…

Last month, YouTube announced a new, Spotify-rivalling music streaming service that looks set to replace Google Play Music. And now it has launched in the UK, as well as sixteen other countries including US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

Pizzicato

Sanierung der Beethovenhalle Bonn wird noch teurer

Die Kostenspirale bei der Sanierung der Beethovenhalle dreht sich weiter. Die aktuelle Kostenberechnung belaufe sich auf rund 84 Millionen Euro, teilte die Stadt mit.

Klassik Heute

Wiener Staatsoper trauert um Hubert Deutsch

Die Wiener Staatsoper trauert um ihren ehemaligen Vizedirektor Reg. Rat. Professor Hubert Deutsch, der am Samstag, 16. Juni 2018 im Alter von 93 Jahren in Wien verstorben ist.

Der Tagesspiegel

Vergeben, ohne zu vergessen

Die Nazis verbrannten die Partituren seines Vaters, die Familie floh in die USA. Jetzt ist der Komponist und Dirigent Samuel Adler zu Besuch in Berlin.

Le Monde

La Sacem déploie ses trésors en ligne

La société des auteurs de musique a créé un musée virtuel pour mettre en valeur ses archives.

Twitter

University of Glasgow Chapel (c) Rhinegold

(Written on June 20, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Deutsche Phono-Akademie announced its 2016 ECHO Klassik awards. Pentatone, a Dutch music label, appoints new vice president, Renaud Loranger. Also, Marriott Classical Music Festival returns for its third year.

The Strad

Cellist Sol Gabetta and violinist Pinchas Zukerman win 2016 ECHO Klassik awards

The Deutsche Phono-Akademie (German record industry) has named the 57 winners of its 2016 ECHO Klassik awards, honouring ‘the most successful and outstanding achievements’ of German and international classical musicians over the last 12 months. Among the string players recognised by the industry are Sol Gabetta, who wins the Instrumentalist Cello title for her Vasks ‘Presence’ recording on Sony Classical, and Pinchas Zukerman, who takes home the Instrumentalist Violin prize for his recording of Vaughan Williams and Elgar on Decca.

Opera Now Magazine

4.48 Psychosis wins UK Theatre award

Philip Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis has won the UK Theatre award for achievement in opera.

Classical Music Magazine

Pentatone appoints new vice president

Renaud Loranger will join Pentatone as vice president for artists and repertoire on 1 November. He will be tasked with developing the label’s roster and expanding its activities internationally.

Cape Times

‘Marriott Classic Music Festival’ returns

The hills of Franschhoek will once again be alive with the sound of music as the Marriott Classic Music Festival returns to the scenic village for the 14th time from October 21 to 23 October with an inspiring programme of classical music from South Africa’s foremost musicians, plus acclaimed international artists.

Evening Standard

Orchestras should hold blind auditions to increase diversity

Orchestras should hold blind auditions to increase the number of ethnic minority players in major ensembles, according to a leading figure in the music world, Chi-chi Nwanoku.

Naperville Sun

Black Violin blends hip-hop, classical music

Black Violin is changing stereotypes about who plays the violin and what gets played on it. Black Violin consists of Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus — two young, hip, black guys who are just as comfortable busting out some Bach or Vivaldi as they are playing Kanye West.

klassik.com

Hessischer Kulturpreis für Countertenor Andreas Scholl

Die Auszeichnung, die der Countertenor zusammen mit seiner Frau, der israelischen Pianistin Tamar Halperin, erhält, ist mit 45.000 Euro der höchstdotierte Kulturpreis in Deutschland. Beiden gelinge es, musikalische Brücken zu bauen.

Musikerbe-Stätten in Leipzig sollen Europäisches Kulturerbe werden

Die Bewerbung Leipzigs ist damit die einzige einer deutschen Stadt, die für den Bewerbungsdurchgang 2017 ausgewählt und an die Europäisch Kommission weitergeleitet wurde.

Musik heute

Elisabeth Brauß gewinnt Kissinger KlavierOlymp

Die 21-jährige hat den diesjährigen Kissinger KlavierOlymp gewonnen. Die Hannoveranerin setzte sich unter sechs Wettbewerbsteilnehmern im Alter zwischen 13 und 26 Jahren durch. Brauß habe die Jury “aufgrund ihres eigenständigen Zugriffs und ihrer Direktheit in der musikalischen Gestaltung” überzeugt.

Twitter

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Reich at 80: we celebrate the master of minimalism in CM October! http://ow.ly/ts5r304EvG6 

Mental Health Fdn @mentalhealthnz Raising awareness of mental health issues through classical music #MHAWNZ https://t.co/1v7Vw0rLQl

Opera Magazine @operamagazine Opera’s November 2016 preview

sol gabetta

Cellist Sol Gabetta, who just won the Instrumentalist Cello title for her Vasks ‘Presence’ recording on Sony Classical. Photo taken by: Uwe Arens

(Written on October 11, 2016 )

Classical News

Today’s news, Rafael Payare renews his contract with Ulster Orchestra till the end of 2018/2019 season. Daniel Bergner talks about “Sing for Your Life” and his story on The New York Times. Also, Singers’ Creative Research Ensemble Wellington, a newly established group of talented classical singers and musicians in New Zealand are raising awareness of mental health issues through classical music.

Classical Music Magazine

Rafael Payare renews with Ulster Orchestra

Rafael Payare has renewed his contract with the Ulster Orchestra until the end of the 2018/19 season. Appointed as chief conductor in September 2014, he will take the title of music director with the 2017/18 season.

The New York Times

How a Man Defied a Rough Childhood to Rise to Opera Stardom

In his deeply moving new book, “Sing for Your Life”, Daniel Bergner gives an ­incisive portrait of a young black man from a poor and constricted home in southeastern Virginia who comes to possess, of all things, the potential for greatness at the highest levels of opera.

Broadwayworld

World Music Institute to Present Brazilian Bossa Nova Star Bebel Gilberto at National Sawdust

World Music Institute opens its 2016-17 Masters of Brazilian Music series with Bebel Gilberto. This is a unique chance to see the torchbearer of Brazil’s Bossa Nova tradition
(daughter of João Gilberto) in an intimate setting

Stuff

Raising awareness of mental health issues through classical music

A group of talented musicians and singers are standing together in support of mental health awareness. Wellington-based classical singer William McElwee is helping mark the upcoming national awareness week by presenting two concerts of classical vocal music.

Der Tagesspiegel

Netzwerkerin mit starken Nerven

Andrea Zietzschmann wird neue Intendantin der Berliner Philharmoniker. Wer ist die Frau, die bisher vor allem beim NDR in Hamburg tätig war?

Die Zeit

Einer am offenen Fenster

Mehr als ein Minimalist: Eine Begegnung mit dem bahnbrechenden New Yorker Komponisten Steve Reich, der gestern 80 Jahre alt geworden ist.

nmz

Musiker aus Hamburg und Rostock gewinnen Wettbewerb «Verfemte Musik»

Der Erste Preis wurde unter Pia Salome Bohnert (Gesang) und Linda Leine (Klavier) aus Hamburg und dem Klavierduo Alina und Nikolay Shalamow von der Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HMT) Rostock geteilt.

Twitter

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@DPritchardm, @nicomuhly and more: October’s new music across the UK

Decca Classics @deccaclassics Celebrate Sir Neville Marriner’s life with @Spotify in their ‘Orchestra 100’ playlist, feat. 5 of his tracks.

Anne Midgette @classicalbeat Classical music audiences “don’t like” contemporary music; art audiences do. Natl Gallery explores this cliche. https://t.co/5NGonsMyNx

Rafael Payare

Photograph: Rhinegold/ Ulster Orhcestra

(Written on October 4, 2016 )