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Guardian

Met Opera rejects antisemitism claims rising from Klinghoffer protests

In the face of protests by politicians and Jewish organisations who have described it as “an operatic Kristallnacht”, The Death of Klinghoffer makes its debut at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera on Monday.

Classic FM

The Music Teacher Awards for Excellence: Get your nominations in now

Nominations for the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence close this Friday, and Classic FM is sponsoring the ‘Best Classical Music Education Initiative Award’ category.

BBC Music Magazine

British Composer Awards shortlists announced

Multi-award winner Harrison Birtwistle strikes again

Classical Music Magazine

‘It’s like the Tardis’ ‒ RNCM completes £7.1m transformation of concert hall and theatre

The Royal Northern College of Music has completed a £7.1m rebuild of the interior of its concert hall, along with extensive new backstage space for its opera theatre and new student facilities.

Die Welt

Muslima im Publikum? Wo kommen wir denn da hin!

Die Pariser Bastille-Oper hat eine Frau mit Burka aus der Vorstellung geworfen.

Spiegel Online

Oppositioneller Pianist: Türkisches Ministerium streicht Fazil-Say-Kompositionen

Fazil Say ist nicht nur der prominenteste klassische Musiker der Türkei, sondern auch einer der bekanntesten Kritiker der Regierung.

Codex Flores

Die Lufthansa verschlampt ein Violoncello

Bange Tage für den Cellisten Lachezar Kostov, einem Mitglied der San Antonio Symphony.

The New York Times

Protests Greet Met Opera’s Premiere of ‘Klinghoffer’

At the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday night, men and women in evening attire walked through a maze of police barricades, while protesters shouted “Shame!” and “Terror is not art!” One demonstrator held aloft a white handkerchief splattered with red.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM: 20 beautiful pictures of the intricate craft of violin making… http://classfm.co/GN3RbV 

BBCMusicClips @BBCMusicClips: For @BBCRadio3 Live in Concert, Angela Hewitt performs Albéniz: Suite Española live at Wigmore Hall: http://bbc.in/1DsLIe5 

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: ’Don’t be boring: don’t be rude’: @bachtrack‘s write-up of the @instofideas‘ panel event on criticism this Sat: http://bit.ly/ZMlYud

1a11fc1f-0379-462c-8287-64a6c8434468-460x276Alan Opie plays Leon Klinghoffer and Jesse Kovarksy plays Omar perform at the ENO in London in February 2012. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

(Written on October 21, 2014 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Rudy Giuliani expected to join protest against Met’s Klinghoffer opera

New York’s Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday, as protesters get ready to picket The Death of Klinghoffer, the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerrillas.

Telegraph

Lang Lang demonstrates piano techniques

Exclusive: Lang Lang, who has just published a series of piano books for young players, shows how to play in different styles

Classic FM

How I wrote Fury – Steven Price

After tackling the quiet helplessness of being adrift in space with Gravity, the Oscar-winning film composer turned to the Bible to tackle Brad Pitt’s World War Two film.

International Arts Manager

Orpheus receives grant to reach next generation

New York’s Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has received a $400,000 grant from The Andrew W Mellon Foundation.

Sinfini

Critics’ Circle Awards 2014

The winners of the 2014 Critics’ Circle Music Awards were announced on Friday.

Pizzicato

Finnish National Opera Celebrates Jean Sibelius 150th Anniversary

The Finnish National Opera and the Finnish National Ballet will be contributing to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius with the world premiere of the expansive ‘Kullervo’ by Tero Saarinen, alternately conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Pietari Inkinen.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Kampf um Bayreuth

Gysi droht Richard-Wagner-Stiftung mit Klage

Klassik.com

Unerwarteter Geldsegen für Wiener Staatsoper

Sponsorenmittel in Höhe von 333.000 Euro wiederentdeckt

Klavier.de

Pianist Arto Satukangas gestorben

Finnischer Musiker und Hochschuldozent wurde 51 Jahre alt

crescendo

ECHO Klassik 2014 – Das Lebenswerk: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Kurz vor seinem 85. Geburtstag bekommt Nikolaus Harnoncourt ein verfrühtes Geburtstagsgeschenk: den ECHO Klassik für sein Lebenswerk.

Plácido Domingo: Eine Prise Domingo

„Wenn man aufhört zu wachsen, dann ist es vorbei“, sagt Plácido Domingo (73) und veröffentlicht gleich sein nächstes Album – mit mediterranen Liedern als Hommage an seine Heimat.

classicalworld.com

The PKF – Prague Philharmonia Announces Appointment of Conductor Emmanuel Villaume as Music Director and Chief Conductor

The PKF – Prague Philharmonia is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally renowned conductor Emmanuel Villaume to the position of Music Director and Chief Conductor of the PKF – Prague Philharmonia for a three-year term, effective September 1, 2015.

Le Figaro

Le Royal Opera s’offre un entracte contemporain

Kasper Holten, l’administrateur du Royal Opera House, s’est lancé dans un ambitieux plan d’élargissement du répertoire de ce que l’on tient encore pour un bastion du conservatisme.

Tweets

Berlin Classics @BerlinClassics: Die Longlist des PdSK für das dritte Quartal ist da: 140 Juroren haben in 29 Kategorien 227 Titel nominiert, die… http://fb.me/2yDoyKeSu 

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Classicalite @Classicalite: Manhattan Transfer Co-Founder #TimHauser Dies at 72 http://www.classicalite.com/articles/12236/20141018/manhattan-transfer-cofounder-tim-hauser-dies-72.htm?exe=reporter …

Classicalite @Classicalite: [WATCH] #Beethoven ‘Ode to Joy’ Featured in Wrap Your Baby Commercial, Babies Included http://www.classicalite.com/articles/12228/20141018/beethoven-ode-joy-featured-wrap-your-baby-commercial-babies-included-watch.htm?exe=reporter …

Belsize Music @BelsizeMusic: RT @WeAreTheMU: Best practice in instrumental & vocal teaching – check out the Art of Teaching project http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/news/2014/04/08/art-of-teaching/ … #MUteaching

Dirigent @dirigent: “Nobelpreis der Künste” für den estnischen Komponisten – Komponist Arvo Pärt freut sich über Praemium Imperiale http://magazin.klassik.com/news/teaser.cfm?ID=11227 …

Royal Opera House, London. Photo credit: age fotostock/Grant Rooney

Royal Opera House, London. Photo credit: age fotostock/Grant Rooney

(Written on October 20, 2014 )

Classic FM

Classic FM charity single ‘Steadfast’ tops classical chart

A song written by Classic FM’s composer-in-residence Howard Goodall and featuring stars such as Katherine Jenkins, Laura Wright and Alfie Boe, has stormed to the top of the classical singles chart.

Guardian

James Rhodes needs your unloved and unplayed instruments

Well, not literally. Donate them to schools and help the Don’t Stop the Music campaign

Telegraph

Children ‘scared to sing’ for fear of X Factor-style ridicule

Dominic Peckham says The X Factor is responsible for turning pupils off singing lessons, saying they now “expect to be ridiculed” when appearing before adults

The Strad

Cellist and conductor Mats Rondin has died aged 54

The Swedish musician was formerly principal cellist of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony

International Arts Manager

Tarisio launches Buy Now feature

The option allows online buyers to purchase items instantly at a fixed price in advance of the bidding process.

NPR Music

Stradivarius violins are so important that they come with their own biographies.

artsjournal

State Gov’t Says It’s Okay To Stage “Carmen” Despite The Smoking

Last week the West Australian Opera revealed that it had removed the Bizet opera from its repertory because a sponsorship deal with a state-funded health organization forbids staging performances which “glamourise” smoking.

Slipped Disc

‘I was lured to Atlanta without a contract’

The ever-interesting website of Musicians of the Metropolitan Opera tells the story of a young American musician, 20 years old, who won the post of principal bassoon at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Stockholm Phil breaks into UK games music scene

Recording music for video games is what keeps Abbey Road open and British orchestras in spare change since the collapse of the classical record industry.

Pizzicato

In Berlin sollen Oper und Konzert teurer werden

Der Berliner Kulturstaatssekretär Tim Renner hält die Eintrittspreise an den subventionierten Bühnen und Orchester der deutschen Hauptstadt für zu niedrig.

Limelight Magazine

Melbourne fitness centre offers musical muscle

Musical theatre star Josh Piterman opens Australia’s first gym for performers.

musik heute

Finalisten für “Junge Ohren Preis” nominiert

Berlin (mh) – Im Wettbewerb um den “Junge Ohren Preis” sind zwölf Musikprojekte nominiert worden.

Nachwuchsmusiker spielen mit Orchester in Vietnam

Bonn/Berlin (mh) – Das Dirigentenforum des Deutschen Musikrats und die Deutsche Orchester-Stiftung schicken drei preisgekrönte Nachwuchskünstler zu einem Konzert nach Vietnam.

Der Tagesspiegel 

Auf gute Nachbarschaft

75 Jahre nach dem Ausbruch des Zweiten Weltkrieges, 25 Jahre nach dem Fall der Berliner Mauer und 10 Jahre nach dem EU-Beitritt Polens feiert das Usedomer Musikfestival die deutsch-polnischen Beziehungen.

Codex Flores

Matthias Loseck verlässt Wien Modern 2015

Matthias Losek, seit 2010 der künstlerische Leiter des Festivals für Musik der Gegenwart Wien Modern gibt sein Amt  nach der Ausgabe 2015 ab.

Twitter

OPERA NEWS ‪@OPERANEWS: Meryl Streep is in negotiations to play Florence Jenkins, a socialite turned opera singer. ‪http://ow.ly/CGi5m 

International Arts Manager @IntArtsManager: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival works with refugees and asylum seekers for new Health and Wellbeing strand http://bit.ly/1sFm7MC

Opera Magazine @operamagazine: Roberto Alagna wird 2018 in Bayreuth den Lohengrin geben ‪http://bit.ly/1o8L7eb via ‪@welt and ‪@rossignol

Telegraph Classical @TeleClassical:  A young Russian soprano in La Traviata ‪@Glyndebourne to watch out for  ‪http://fw.to/yPjub4S 

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall:  With spine-tingling spontaneity and performance excellence, Vox Luminis returns on Thurs – a highlight this month! ‪http://bit.ly/1p8j2yt 

NMC Recordings @nmcrecordings: Introducing ‪#NextWave with ‪@soundandmusic! Watch the trailer ‪http://youtu.be/xmY1D1BlFrM  & find out more about the project ‪http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/next-wave 

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond with his 299-year-old Lipinski Stradivarius. Photo: NPR Classics

(Written on October 14, 2014 )

Classical Music Magazine

Southbank and skaters reach agreement on QEH undercroft

Following a protracted dispute with the skating community over plans for the £100m-plus ‘Festival Wing’ redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Hayward Gallery and surrounding open spaces, the Southbank Centre has agreed not to give over the QEH’s undercroft for retail development and to continue to allow the space to be used in its current form.

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa warns of visa impact on international singers

Soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has warned of the restricting impact of visas for international singers hoping to work or study in the UK.

The Strad

Czech violinist Jan Mráček wins International Fritz Kreisler Competition

The 23-year-old artist receives €15,000 and performances with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Pizzicato

Atlanta Symphony Cancels 17 Concerts Until November 8

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announced the cancellation of its orchestral concerts through November 8, due to negotiations over a new collective bargaining agreement between ASO management and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association.

Telegraph

World’s first plastic trumpet encourages kids to ‘have a go’

The hi-tech, low cost trumpet, made entirely from plastic, has been developed to encourage more children to take up the ‘traditional’ instrument

Focus

Ivan Repušić neuer Generalmusikdirektor in Hannover

Der kroatische Dirigent Ivan Repušić wird in der Spielzeit 2016/2017 neuer Generalmusikdirektor an der Staatsoper in Hannover.

Dresden 1 TV

Baubeginn für neuen Konzertsaal

Für die Beteiligten gab es jetzt Grund zum feiern. Die Entkernung des Gebäudes ist beendet und der Bau des Neuen Konzertsaals kann beginnen.

Concerti

Kurz gefragt Nils Mönkemeyer

„Ich war eher Spätzünder“

The New York Times

At Met’s Opening Night, Protesting a Production

Some traditions of opening night at the Metropolitan Opera go back decades, like beginning with “The Star-Spangled Banner,” while others are more recent, like showing the operas free on outdoor movie screens at Lincoln Center and Times Square.

El mundo

‘Réquiem’ por el descanso de El Greco

La Orquesta y el Coro del Teatro Real interpretaron en la catedral de Toledo la emocionante misa de Mozart

Twitter

Boosey & Hawkes ‏@Boosey_London: Score of the day: Simpson, Sparks. View for free here: http://bit.ly/16md46V

CityofLondonSinfonia ‏@CityLdnSinfonia: These made us laugh – how many are you guilty of?! http://bit.ly/1skIJCt  #annoyingmusohabits

Stephen Fry ‏@stephenfry: Who would you play #TheLastPost for? Remember #WW1 through music this November with @superact_uk’s heritage project http://bit.ly/1oB4Tbo

BBC Radio 3 ‏@BBCRadio3: If you missed last night’s #Operaon3, Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera from @glyndebourne is on the iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04hympd … #GFOFinta

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Photo: The Telegraph

(Written on September 23, 2014 )

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 )

Classical News

The New York Times
Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Hurdle in Labor Talks
The Metropolitan Opera and the union representing its stage hands reached a contract deal early Wednesday morning.

The Guardian
Peter Maxwell Davies at 80: ‘The music knows things that I don’t’

Last year Peter Maxwell Davies was given six weeks to live. Despite ‘absolutely revolting’ chemotherapy and a blood clot that almost killed him, he went on to complete his 10th Symphony, and now he’s about to celebrate his 80th birthday

The Telegraph
The fear of performance that can lead us to ecstasy

Most of us need this form of nervous excitement, this whiff of danger, to be at our best

Daniel Barenboim: My orchestra is a political laboratory

As Daniel Barenboim brings his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra to the Proms, he talks about the problems of the Middle East

The Times

If you want a bargain, avoid shops piping classical music

Having classical music on in the background turns people into less savvy shoppers, a study found, while pop makes us sharper at finding a bargain.

Kulturport.de
Festivalleitung zieht positive Bilanz nach außergewöhnlicher Ausgabe von Young Euro Classic 2014
Ein außergewöhnlicher Jahrgang des Festivals Young Euro Classic ist am Sonntag (17. August) in Berlin mit großem Erfolg zu Ende gegangen.

Classicalite.com
Italian Soprano, Puccini Star Licia Albanese Dies Aged 105
Licia Albanese, one of the great Italian sopranos of the 20th century, has died.

Symphony Space Announces New Artistic Director, Fulbright Scholar and Carnegie Hall Exec Andrew Byrne
The latest from Symphony Space comes to us via DotDotDotMusic, who is pleased to announce that Andrew Byrne will be hopping on as the new Artistic Director on September 15.

Twitter:

Classic FM: @ClassicFM Is the symphony orchestra doomed, or alive and well? – there have been robust comments from both sides: http://classfm.co/20oHm1

English National Opera: @E_N_O  How do you reinvent familiar repertoire? Conductor @TimMurray5 explains all: http://ow.ly/Awj7L

Telegraph Classical: @TeleClassical Why horn players are terrified of Richard Strauss http://fw.to/ijtOBxH

Sinfini Music: @SinfiniMusic  Great balance between hi-tech and art:@sfballet principal Maria Kochetkova (@balletrusse) on Ballet meeting Robotics: http://vimeo.com/96030980

Photo : Logan K. Young

Photo : Logan K. Young

(Written on August 20, 2014 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Drink and drug addictions ‘blighting lives of classical musicians’

Ahead of the Channel 4 documentary, Addicts Symphony, the Guardian and The Sunday Times have both written pieces to expose how some classical musicians deal with the stresses of anti-social hours and extreme pressure.

The Telegraph

Sir Andrew Davis: The returning hero

Sir Andrew Davis will be returning to the Proms this evening as conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The once chief conductor at the proms said that while he has held few posts, this being only his third orchestral position, he has held them all for a very long time.

Classic FM

Top conductor’s ‘symphony orchestras will be gone in 30 years’ claim stirs debate

Following Ivan Fischer’s article for The Times, orchestral professionals including Mark Pemberton, director of the Association of British Orchestras, have struck back that his comments may not have been relevant for British orchestras.

Classic FM

Game Of Thrones ‘opera’ to debut in New York

A New York opera company intends to take Game of Thrones as a theme for an opera in February 2015.

The New York Times

In Surprise Finale at Metropolitan Opera’s Labor Talks, Both Sides Agree to Cuts

It seems that the end of the Met Opera saga is in sight. The Metropolitan Opera and two of its unions agreed that to avoid the calamities that have silenced swaths of the classical music world, they would have to scale back. They are still awaiting talks with numerous other smaller unions.

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

Stiftung Händel-Haus kauft frühe Händel-Notendrucke

Der Stiftung Händel-Haus ist der Ankauf einer Gruppe von frühen Händel-Notendrucken und -Büchern aus einem englischen Antiquariat gelungen. Unter anderem eine 1739 erschienene Erstausgabe von Händels „Ode for St. Cecilias’s Day“.

Berliner Zeitung

Die Kulturszene hat Angst vor der Amerikanisierung

Die Kulturszene fürchtet, dass durch das Freihandelsabkommen mit den USA die europäische Vielfalt der Musik und Filme, bei Büchern und in Theatern leidet. Eine Wissenschaftlerin warnt, sogar, dass das deutsche, „über 300 Jahre gewachsene Kulturmodell in Trümmern liegen“ werde.

Concerti

El Sistema auf Bayrisch

Ob singen, ein Instrument spielen oder jodeln: In der Bayrischen Philharmonie kann jeder alles lernen. Hauptsache er liebt Musik.

 

Twitter

London Symphony Orchestra: @LondonSymphony Very pleased to be back at @lsostlukes this morning (after a month of maintenance in the venue!) for rehearsals with Sir Antonio Pappano.

Cause4: @OfficialCause4 Today is @UN #WorldHumanitarianDay find out who our #HumanitarianHeroes are http://bit.ly/XwXtAJ

London Chamber Orch: @LCO_orchestra We’d love to tell you more about the LCO – if you see us with some flyers at the @bbcproms tonight, come and say hello!

Royal Albert Hall: @RoyalAlbertHall There are still tickets available for tonight’s Laura Mvula Prom – seats from £6.60 or stand as a Prommer for £5. http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/bbc-proms/prom45/default.aspx …

Music Teacher: @MusicTeacherMag The 2014 Britten Young Songwriter Competition is open! Part of @aldeburghmusic’s @fridayPMs project: http://ow.ly/AtwVa

 

 

 

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Photo: Rex Features

 

 

(Written on August 19, 2014 )

Classical News

The New York Times

New Deadline for Met Opera Negotiations: Sunday

The Metropolitan Opera, which has been threatening to lock out its workers if they do not agree to concessions, has set a new deadline for reaching an agreement with its unions: Sunday night, a little more than a month before the opera season is set to open.

Classic FM

Daniel Barenboim conducts Israeli/ Palestine peace concert

The Israeli-Argentinian conductor directed Israeli and Arab musicians in a concert on Sunday to promote peace in Gaza.

RYOT News

Watch a Renowned Violinist Play While Having Brain Surgery

Playing violin at the elite level that Roger Frisch has been doing all his life is no easy task. Doing so while undergoing brain surgery? Well that’s talent on a whole ‘nother level.

The Sydney Herald

Australian violinist recruited to work as Soviet spy

An Australian violinist was recruited by the KGB to work as a highly trained Soviet spy in Hong Kong and China, according to a just-released Russian intelligence archive.

Classic FM

Elton John and David Furnish to star in classical drama?

Sir Elton John and husband David Furnish are rumoured to be joining forces with True Blood creator Alan Ball for a new show on American channel HBO.

Classic FM

Arsenal player Santi Cazorla conducts a ‘choir’ of fans in video

Arsenal continues to build a reputation as the football club of classical music lovers following the posting of a Vine video in which midfielder Santi Cazorla is seen conducting a crowd of supporters in a chant.

Die Welt

Jetzt zwitschern sie schon aus dem Theater

Eine ganz schicke Idee: Theaterkritikschreiben während das Theater noch spielt. Hinten im Saal durfte die Kritik twittern. Warum man nicht alles machen muss, was man machen kann. Auch im Feuilleton.

La Croix

Jean-Sébastien Bach dans le Massif central

Pour son 15e anniversaire, le festival Bach en Combrailles se déroule du 11 au 16 août dans un site sauvage et protégé.

Le Monde

Paris: bataille de financements autour de la Philharmonie

La Philharmonie de Paris, futur temple de la musique symphonique conçu par l’architecte Jean Nouvel dans l’est de la capitale, en bordure du Parc de la Villette, doit être inaugurée en janvier 2015.

Twitter

Classical Music Agen: ‏@AClassicalMusic VC ‘Young Artist’ Violinist Charles Yang Walks Away From Horror Highway Accident http://ift.tt/XeuNwh  #classicalmusic

METOrchMusicians ‏@METOrchestra  RT @OrchCanada: “Musicians On Call” Bring Music for the Soul to Patients’ Beds: @artshealthca #classicalmusic http://reut.rs/1kErHfC

Classical Music‏: @ClassicalMusic8 The Kids Could Be Alright: Classical Music Should Appreciate Its Forefathers – Classicalite http://dlvr.it/6b6gcP

Tafelmusik: @Tafelmusik  Why does coughing occur at concerts? Thanks to @classical963FM for the post! http://ow.ly/A4471  #classicalmusic

 

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New York Metropolitan Opera

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(Written on August 12, 2014 )

Classical News

The Guardian

New York’s Metropolitan Opera lives to sing another day

Finally there may be a solution to the on-going Met Opera saga as they rope in an independent financial expert to impartially mediate between general manager and unions, and examine the situation thoroughly.

The Wall Street Journal

Metropolitan Opera Forecasts ‘Significantly Larger’ Deficit This Year

The Metropolitan Opera expects its deficit for the fiscal year to be “significantly larger”

The Guardian

Edinburgh festival director ends programme with work of his own

Jonathan Mills, director of the Edinburgh International Festival for the past eight years, will have one of his own works performed in this year’s festival. It will end his stint in charge of the festival.

The Telegraph

BBC Philharmonic to perform with Culture Club

As part of the ‘BBC Philharmonic Presents…. 2014’ line up, artists such as Culture Club and Clean Bandit will perform with the orchestra in radio broadcasts. These concerts are intended to ‘broaden the appeal of orchestral music’.

Health24 (via Musical Chairs)

Both pop and classical musos risk deafness

It turns out that those scathing looks to noisy brass players and  piccolos were well deserved, as this article suggests that professional musicians are 57% more likely to develop tinnitus and four times more likely to suffer from deafness than the general public.

Der Tagesspiegel

Staatsbibliothek Berlin bekommt Nachlass von Fischer-Dieskau

Zwei Jahre nach dem Tod von Star-Bariton Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau hat die Berliner Staatsbibliothek seinen Nachlass geschenkt bekommen – darunter ein von Schönberg und Barenboim signierter Konzertflügel.

Klassikakzente.de

Überwältigende Vielfalt – Schlüsselwerke des 20. Jahrhunderts in der Serie 20c

Die Klassik-Serie 20c gibt mit den zehn neuen Folgen ihrer aktuellen Staffel Einblick in die Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts

Berliner Zeitung

Ein neues Porträt von Johann Sebastian Bach

Das Bachhaus Eisenach befasst sich in einer Ausstellung mit Johann Sebastian Bachs Zahlenmystik und zeigt sein neu angeschafftes Porträt – mit 14 Knöpfen.  

Classicalite.com

Lawrence A. Johnson on the American Music Project and Its First Commission: ‘Piano Quintet’ by Composer Amy Wurtz

Writer and music critic Lawrence A. Johnson recently launched the American Music Project (AMP), a nonprofit foundation that supports performances of existing works of American classical music

 

Twitter

Opera North: @Opera_North Interesting reading – @tomservice on whether the instant access of digital streaming suits classical music http://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2014/aug/06/classical-music-recording-industry-paul-morley … @guardian

Les Pratt: @bonaomi1 @BBCPhilharmonic The first @ManchesterPride chamber music concert is tonight at 8pm @Chethams. Come along for some for some glorious music

Sage Gateshead: @sage_gateshead We’ve checked the place for cat burglars as – tonight! Your chance hear a £1m violin! http://bit.ly/1pYOKxR Tickets: http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/fyo14-nyo-of-gb/ …

Lancaster Jazz Fest: @LancasterJazz A massive huge thanks to @PRSFoundation who are funding our youth artists. Mega pleased #fundedbyPRSF

 

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

 

(Written on August 7, 2014 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

A musical tribute to the First World War enemies who now lie at peace

Sir Nicholas Kenyon of the Barbican discusses how British and German musicians will unite to commemorate the First World War at Saint-Symphorien in Belgium.

The Telegraph

BBC Proms War Horse review: ‘movingly elegiac’

Yesterday afternoon saw the BBC Prom’s offering to the tributes to the First World War, weaving the narrative from War Horse into nods to the brave people who fought.

Classic FM

Pumeza: ‘I’m learning as I go along’

Following her Bristol proms performance as Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Pumeza is interviewed by Classic FM about her musical development, ahead of a performance at BBC Proms in the Park.

 BBC

Birmingham teenager loaned £1million Stradivarius violin. 

John Ludlow, owner of the Stradivarius, was so touched by young National Youth Orchestra leader Roberto Ruisi that he decided to lend him his violin for a series of high profile concerts, including performances at the Proms, The Sage and Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

Classicalite

Metropolitan Opera Delays Lockout of Union Workers by One Week, Agrees to Independent Financial Analysis

The Metropolitan Opera announced last night that it would delay its lockout of union workers by one week, while an independent financial analyst is brought in to assess the state of the Met’s finances.

 

Die Welt

New Yorks Musikern sind Wagners Opern zu lang

Auch an der New Yorker Met muss gespart werden, die Personalkosten sollen gesenkt werden. Die Musiker sehen die Schuld für das Finanzproblem bei Wagners langen Opern.

KulturPort

Erster Music Works Accelerator startet

Die Kulturbehörde Hamburg realisiert in Zusammenarbeit mit der Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft einen Accelerator für innovative Geschäftsmodelle in der Musikwirtschaft.

Tagesspiegel

Bayreuth: Halb saniert ist auch geschlossen

In der Festspielstadt Bayreuth werden die Richard-Wagner-Kultstätten überholt.

La Croix

« 3 notes for hope », un hymne musical à la vie

Trois associations situées en France, aux États-Unis et au Togo ont organisé un projet musical rassemblant une trentaine de jeunes de 8 à 13 ans, qui donneront un concert à Paris mercredi 6 août.

 

Twitter 

The Listener: @inthetheatre Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera scrap fall season because of financial problems | @scoopit http://sco.lt/6yefpJ

Ted Talks: @TEDtalks If you don’t already love classical music, you will after this talk: http://on.ted.com/tzHY 

BBC Proms Team: @bbcproms Tonight 6.30pm #bbcproms @BBCSSO perform Mahler Symphony No.9 & Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis http://ow.ly/zQyOU 

NYOGB: @NYOGB Wondering how to beat the Monday morning blues? Meet the NYOGB Double Bass section! http://youtu.be/Nd5iAMWurwQ 

 

 

Image from The Telegraph.

Image from The Telegraph.

 

(Written on August 4, 2014 )