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In today’s news: St Paul’s Cathedral has appointed a woman as a full member of its Choir for the first time in 1,000 years, and The Independent introduces a new video series featuring emerging artists. Species protection wants instrument makers keeping an account of inventory, and cellist Mahan Esfahani causes a scandal with minimal music. The rare 1684 Ex-Croall; McEwen violin is to be auctioned off on 28 March 2017 in London. Washington, D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra performs at NPR music, and Audra McDonald joins San Francisco Symphony.

Classical Music Magazine

St Paul’s Cathedral Choir appoints first female full member in 1,000 years

St Paul’s Cathedral has appointed a woman as a full member of its Choir for the first time in 1,000 years.

1684 Stradivarius to be auctioned in London

A rare violin known as the Ex-Croall; McEwen, which was made by Antonio Stradivari in 1684, is to be offered for sale at auction in London on 28 March 2017 by Ingles & Hayday. The guide price is £1.3-£2m.

The Independent

Introducing Music Box – live video sessions by The Independent

Its simple raison d’être is to give talented artists a platform in an increasingly competitive industry for up-and-comers – where they can share their music with both their current fans and potential new ones.

The Washington Post

Two pianists show the difference between playing and performing

On Sunday at the Phillips Collection, Dennis Russell Davies, the well-known conductor and pianist, took off his jacket before performing it with his wife, the pianist Maki Namekawa, and observed to the audience that people might want to watch them fighting over who gets to use the pedal.

BBC

Bulgarian radio gets modern music back after dispute

The public radio broadcaster in Bulgaria is able to play modern music for the first time in two months, now that a dispute over copyright which saw its ratings rise has been resolved.

Skandal-Konzert um Mahan Esfahani

Kurz nach 17.00 Uhr: Applaus in der Kölner Philharmonie für den Cembalisten Mahan Esfahani und das Ensemble Concerto Köln. Schon seit über einer Stunde spielen sie ein nettes Sonntagskonzert: Musik von Bach, Musik von Górecki. Nun greift Mahan Esfahani zum Mikrofon und kündigt ein Solostück an.

Klassik.com

Sopranistin Sonja Knittel gestorben

Die Sängerin Sonja Knittel ist tot. Sie starb im Alter von 91 Jahren an ihrem Wohnsitz in einem Nürnberger Vorort.

Berliner Morgenpost

Oboen bekommen einen Stammbaum

Neue Artenschutz-Bürokratie bringt deutsche Instrumentenbauer in eine schwierige Lage. Naturschutzbehörden wollen Nachweise haben

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The National Symphony Orchestra: NPR’s House Band For A Day

It’s become an annual tradition for NPR to host a live band in our studios for a full day. This year, we upped the ante and invited around 70 musicians from Washington, D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra

broadwayworld.com

Audra McDonald to Join San Francisco Symphony in ‘PRIDE’ Concert After North Carolina Cancellations

On April 4, 2017, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, along with Broadway star Audra McDonald, celebrate the Bay Area’s spirit of inclusion and diversity with a special concert in Davies Symphony Hall recognising and supporting the Bay Area LGBTQ community.

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Classical Music News Eat your heart out, Met: Vienna Opera sells out most nights

Music History  in 1888 FP of ‘s Pezzo capriccioso for cello with piano accompaniment in Paris.

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(Written on February 28, 2017 )

Have you ever wondered how a polyphonic piece would sound if you listened to some of the individual parts, or even just one?  A special new online tool—created for today’s release of an outstanding modern interpretation by six pianists—offers this possibility and allows you to get closer to Steve Reich’s famous Six Pianos.

Influenced by electronic club music, as well as their classical education, the six pianists Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (Grandbrothers), Daniel Brandt, Paul Frick (of Brandt Brauer Frick) and John Kameel Farah, show their devotion to the influential composer of minimalist music though this modern approach to the idea behind Six Pianos.

Six Pianos

Each pianist performed his part on his own piano using typical studio equipment, before passing the recording over to the next pianist. With the help of the online tool you can listen to every single part individually, or up to all six parts together. This opens up new sound experiences as well as giving a special insight in both the piece and the work of the musicians.

Due to technical reasons the tool only works with Google Chrome. When opening the page, it can take up to 30 seconds until all tracks are completely loaded, but it’s definitely worth the wait! Here you can find the tool: www.film-recordings.com/sixpianos

This recording of Six Pianos, which also includes Keyboard Study #1 by Terry Riley, is now available on the FILM label as Vinyl, CD and as MP3.

(Written on November 18, 2016 )