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In today’s news: Jonathan Dove announced as VOCES8 associate composer, Andrés Orozco-Estrada extends his contract, ‘Copenhagen Phil’ fights for survival, Neoclassicim music and anti-romanticism, new Rundfunk Symphony director Vladimir Jurowski wants more Mahler concerts, Concerto Köln opens with Uraufführung at Schwetzinger Festspiele, and Staatskapelle Dresden announces schedule for 2017/18.

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Jonathan Dove named as VOCES8 associate composer

Jonathan Dove has been appointed as VOCES8’s associate composer.

Pizzicato

Andrés Orozco-Estrada Extends Contract With Houston Symphony

Colombian-born and Vienna based conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, 39, has extended his contract as Music Director of the Houston Symphony for three additional seasons through the 2021-22 season.

‘Copenhagen Phil’ kämpft mit Petition ums Überleben

Das ‘Copenhagen Phil’ (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) reagiert mit einer Petition auf den Vorschlag der dänischen Kulturministerin Mette Bock das Orchester zu schließen.

Classicfm

Vivaldi with a third of the notes missing sounds extremely weird

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played the first movement of Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ with a third of the notes missing for a very important reason.

Musicalchairs

Australia’s first Orchestral Performance master’s degree launches at University of Melbourne with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

A two-year Master of Music (Orchestral Performance) will launch today at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) when University of Melbourne ViceChancellor Professor Glyn Davis and Chair of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Board Michael Ullmer sign an official Memorandum of Understanding.

Cmuse

Neoclassicism Music and Anti-romanticism

The years between the World Wars saw a speeding up of musical history.

Berliner Morgenpost

Für Vladimir Jurowski ist Musik Kommunikation

Der neue RSB-Chef will mehr Mahler ins Programm nehmen

klassik-heute.com

Concerto Köln mit Uraufführung bei den Schwetzinger Festspielen

Concerto Köln eröffnet mit der Uraufführung des Musiktheaters Tre Volti – Drei Blicke auf Liebe und Krieg am 28. April 2017 die 66. Ausgabe der Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele.

Staatskapelle Dresden stellt neue Spielzeit 2017/18 vor

Christian Thielemann eröffnet die neue Spielzeit mit Anton Bruckners erster Symphonie in c-Moll, die bis dato erst dreimal in Konzerten der Staatskapelle Dresden auf dem Programm stand.

Indianapolis Business Journal

Musician accuses conductor Urbanski, ISO of age discrimination

During a rehearsal for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in November 2015, principal bassoonist John Wetherill stopped playing his instrument.

broadwayworld.com

Broadway Songstress N’Kenge Makes Debut with Milwaukee Symphony in Classic FM!

Broadway Diva N’Kenge will grace the stage at Classic FM’s Four Decades of Radio Hits show with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, under the baton, Joel Levine for three concerts.

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3Geplatzte Opernaufführung in Toulouse: Sänger der Titelrolle verhaftet
image: the Guardian

(Written on March 24, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Max Richter explains his eight-hour composition ‘Sleep’ – the longest continuous piece of music broadcasted by the BBC – and Pergolesi’s Opera Settecento is finally premiered after nearly 300 years. Also, Christie’s exhibits its $60m Stradivarius and Guarneri collection and Classic FM reports on the Game Music Connect 2015.

The Guardian

Adriano in Siria – why Pergolesi’s overlooked masterpiece deserves a UK premiere at last

Pergolesi’s opera has lain unloved for nearly 300 years, but, with its cascade of showstopping arias, Opera Settecento are finally bringing it to a UK public

The Independent

Max Richter’s ‘Sleep’: The longest continuous piece of music broadcast by the BBC

As Max Richter prepares to premiere his eight-hour ‘lullaby for a frenetic world’, before a live, if slumbering, audience, he tells Jessica Duchen why he dreamt up the experiment

Classic FM

Game Music Connect 2015: what we’ve learned about videogame music

Classic FM is at London’s Southbank Centre for the annual videogame music conference, where we’ve heard insider knowledge from a Sony bigwig and why London’s musicians are the best.

The Strad

Christie’s exhibits $60m Stradivarius and Guarneri collection in Shanghai and Hong Kong

‘The Art of Music’ sale features seven violins and one cello from a private European collection

Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Symphony names Yaniv Dinur its new assistant conductor

Jerusalem native Yaniv Dinur is joining the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as assistant conductor. He will conduct youth, family and outreach concerts.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Achtstündiges Schlaflied

Eine boshafte Anekdote behauptet, dass Johannes Brahms sieben Jahre an seinem berühmten Wiegenlied komponiert habe, weil er dabei am Piano immer wieder einnickte

Neue Musikzeitung

Levy Sekgapane gewinnt den Montserrat-Caballé-Gesangswettbewerb

Der Südafrikaner Levy Sekgapane aus dem Jungen Ensemble der Dresdner Semperoper hat den Internationalen Montserrat-Caballé-Gesangswettbewerb in Spanien gewonnen

Klassik.com

Tenor Levy Sekgapane gewinnt den Montserrat Caballé Gesangswettbewerb

Der südafrikanische Tenor Levy Sekgapane hat den Hauptpreis beim 14. Internationalen Gesangswettbewerb Montserrat Caballé in Saragossa gewonnen. Levy Sekgapane überzeugte die Jury mit einer Arie aus Rossinis “L’italiana in Algeri”

France Musique

Un quatuor joue du Pachelbel sur une autoroute anglaise

Alors que de nombreux automobilistes stationnent à l’arrêt durant un embouteillage sur l’autoroute M5 en Angleterre, un  quatuor à corde sort de son véhicule et interprète le Canon de Pachelbel

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Sinfini Music

Carmen: ‘Our relationship goals are not compatible’. Famous Operas Made Significantly Shorter Through Feminism: http://bit.ly/1FfifJx

Which recording would you choose as The Recording of the Year? Vote here →

BBC Proms Team

Are you pitch perfect? Take our Proms Quiz and test your knowledge of this year’s season!

rehearsal, march 2012, Berlin Max Richter

(Written on September 16, 2015 )

Classic FM

Vanessa Mae finishes last in giant slalom at Winter Olympics

Violinist Vanessa Mae has finished in last in the women’s giant slalom final in the Sochi Winter Olympics. Though she is a British national, Mae was competing for the Thai team through her Thai heritage on her father’s side, under the name Vanessa Vanakorn.

Guardian

BBC Radio 1 top 40 goes with the flow by including streaming plays

Station to follow shift in way young people consume music by integrating data from Spotify and other services into singles chart.

WISN (Milwaukee)

Man accused in Milwaukee Stradivarius theft pleads not guilty

The Milwaukee man accused in last month’s theft of a $5 million violin has pleaded not guilty.

Limelight Magazine

Australia’s lost symphonic treasures revealed

New book finds that Federation to 1960 was a veritable age of gold for the Aussie symphony.

Telegraph

Why are there so few women in contemporary music?

Ivan Hewett finds some surprising explanations to the inequality between the sexes in classical music.

Die Zeit

Zerbrochene Träume

Die Oper als Seismograf: Was an Madrids Teatro Real passiert, erzählt viel über ein Land in der Krise – und darüber, wie man aus künstlerischen Erfolgen Stricke dreht.

Classic FM

Classic FM

 

 

(Written on February 19, 2014 )

The Guardian

Sexism is rife in classical music

Why is sexism still tolerated in our industry? We need an immediate and total change in attitudes across the board, says James Rhodes

If you can get in, it’s great night out – concert access for disabled people

The charity Attitude is Everything gives a mixed report on provision for disabled people at music venues, but the future sounds positive

The Japan Times

First female conductor at New National Theatre Tokyo performs ‘Madama Butterfly’

Japanese audiences, especially women, may have mixed feelings about Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madama Butterfly,” making it an interesting choice for the first production at the NNTT conducted by a woman in the theatre’s sixteen year history.

The Telegraph

Yuja Wang interview: ‘I can wear long skirts when I’m 40’

Yuja Wang’s short dresses have attracted as much attention as her virtuoso performances at the piano. Ahead of London concerts, she talks to Ivan Hewett.

The Independent

Wayne McGregor: ballet meets maths

Wayne McGregor mixes dance, art and maths in his new Royal Ballet piece

The Violin Chanel

$100,000 Reward Posted for Safe Return of Stolen $5 Million ‘Lipinski’ Strad

A USD $100,000 reward has today been announced for information leading to the safe return of the 1715 ‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius – stolen in a violent armed robbery from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond.

Die Zeit

EU vereinfacht den digitalen Musikmarkt

Anstatt mit EU-Staaten einzeln über Lizenzen zu verhandeln, können Anbieter wie Spotify ab 2016 einheitliche Rechte bekommen. Eine neue Richtlinie schafft Hürden ab.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

 

(Written on February 5, 2014 )

Classic FM Online

Ukraine ‘Pianist-Extremist’ refuses to be unmasked

Playing music including Chopin and Einaudi, the mystery music college student continues to perform outside City Hall in Ukraine, protesting against the authorities, after President Viktor Yanukovich spurned an EU trade deal in favour of dealings with Moscow.

Fox News

Owner of stolen 1715 Stradivarius violin releases statement

The owner of the 1715 Lipinski Stradivarius violin that was stolen from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond released a statement yesterday.

Miami Herald

Memphis Symphony Orchestra prepares to “wind down”

Barring a massive funding infusion, Memphis Symphony Orchestra board members have approved a resolution to “wind-down” the organization’s operations at the end of the season

Chicago Classical Review

Muti extends CSO contract through 2020, and holds forth on several subjects

More than halfway through a press conference announcing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season, Riccardo Muti playfully revealed that he had just signed a contract extension to continue as the orchestra’s music director through 2020.

NPR Music

Duke Ellington’s Lost Opera, Forever A Work In Progress

Before his death, Duke Ellington started composing Queenie Pie, which he hoped would be a great American street opera. Composers have spent 40 years adapting it, trying to figure out what the Duke wanted for his unfinished opus.

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Kraft der frühen Jahre

Sergiu Celibidaches “Berlin Recordings” sind jetzt in einer 12-CD-Box erschienen.

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

 

(Written on February 4, 2014 )

The Observer

The best classical music of 2013: Fiona Maddocks’s choice

“Marin Alsop made history while some of her male counterparts made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. And you couldn’t move for Rings and Albert Herrings,” says Fiona Maddocks.

The Celebrity Cafe

Vienna Philharmonic orchestra strips honors from former Nazi leaders

The Vienna Philharmonic has announced that it has stripped honors bestowed upon six former Nazi officials. The move is being welcomed by many as the Philharmonic is seen as too secretive.

The Vancouver Sun

Mozart Effect a myth, say researchers

The idea that music can make a child smarter is based on one subsequently debunked study published in the journal Nature that found subjects performed better on spatial tasks after listening to music. In a new study which focuses on cognition, four-year-olds who attended visual arts classes performed comparably on vocabulary and numerical tasks to those who received musical training.

The Globe and Mail

Beyonce’s lesson? In a streaming world, marketing music takes serious creativity

The launch of Beyoncé was a pop-culture event in itself, quite apart from the actual music.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Symphony raises $1 million of $5 million emergency goal

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has received more than $1 million in donations and pledges since announcing its $5 million emergency fundraising campaign earlier this month, the organization’s president and chief executive said Friday.

Classical Music Magazine

Derry launches £900,000 legacy plans as City of Culture year comes to an end

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City Council have launched a £900,000 legacy fund ‘to continue the cultural transformation of the city’ as its year as the first UK City of Culture comes to an end.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical Music Magazine

(Written on December 23, 2013 )