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In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine has an exclusive video insight on Errollyn Wallen, two choirs meet in a bar and belt out Ave Maria and Renaud Capuçon facing the music. Also, Nadia Sirota’s mission is to prove classical music is not dead

Classical Music Magazine

Exclusive video insight: Errollyn Wallen

In this exclusive video, Errollyn Wallen talks to Max Reinhardt and cellist Matthew Sharp about her new album PHOTOGRAPHY

Classical fm

Two awesome choirs bumped into each other in a bar and this incredible performance just happened

Like the beginning of a joke, but better: two top-flight choirs walked into a bar, and belted out this classic Ave Maria

The Guardian

Facing the music: Renaud Capuçon

Mahler, Brel, Brahms and Woody Allen – the violinist reveals the music and musicians that inspire him

Ottawa Citizen

New music evangelist: Nadia Sirota’s mission is to prove classical music is not dead

She crusades for new and old “classical” music. It is a labour of intense love

Die Zeit

Frau General lässt bitten

Vor einem Jahr stand der Geiger Frank Peter Zimmermann plötzlich ohne seine Stradivari da. Jetzt hat er eine neue

Der Tagesspiegel

Sachsen soll besser klingen

Der Dresdner Kulturpalast wandelt sich bis 2017 zum international konkurrenzfähigen Konzertsaal. Bislang liegt der Umbau tatsächlich im Kosten- und Zeitplan

NMZ

Komponieren ist Handwerk – Absolute Beginners

Wie unterrichtet man eigentlich Komposition? Was passiert in einer Kompositionsstunde?

La Vanguardia

Homenaje a Tomás y Valiente del Orfeón DonostiarraLa Vanguardia

Fallece el crítico musical Carlos Gómez Amat

La música española pierde a una figura de gran calidad científica, artística y humana

The New York Times

Grammys Tend to Focus on Heroics in Singling Out the Jazz Solo

A friend who edits a monthly jazz magazine tells me that nearly 5,000 new jazz records were sent in his direction last year. That’s not all of the new jazz albums made around the world in 2015, but a decent percentage of them

Twitter

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1912 Birth of #soprano Ilona #Steingruber #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

The Swingles@swinglesingers We have a new tenor! Please welcome Jon Smith (@jonsmithmusic_) to The Swingles family 🙂 http://www.theswingles.co.uk/blog/2016/2/8/we-have-a-new-tenor

BBC Music Magazine@MusicMagazine Emmanuelle Bertrand plays Debussy’s Sonata for Cello + Piano in our free download this week. http://www.classical-music.com/free-download/free-download-prologue-debussys-sonata-cello-and-piano

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(Written on February 8, 2016 )

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Telegraph

Chariots of Fire composer writes piece of music for Rosetta comet mission

The world-renowned musician, Vangelis composes a piece of music specially for European Space Agency and inspired by the Rosetta mission

The Strad

Violinist-turned-Olympian Vanessa-Mae banned from skiing for four years

The International Ski Federation ruled that the athlete’s qualifying scores were manipulated

BBC Music Magazine

Jiří Bělohlávek awarded the 2014 Antonín Dvořák Prize

The Czech conductor will pick up his prize in a ceremony at Carnegie Hall this Sunday

Classical Source

Southbank Centre announces its 2015 Festival Programme and Artistic Highlights

14 FESTIVALS CURATED BY SOUTHBANK CENTRE INCLUDING CHANGING BRITAIN 1945–2015 ON 70 YEARS OF BRITISH THINKING IN LEAD UP TO GENERAL ELECTION

International Arts Manager

Carnegie Hall broadcasts concerts live

A new partnership between Carnegie Hall and medici.tv will see concerts webcast live from the historic venue for the first time, showcasing some of the world’s leading artists.

Klassik.com

Britischer Musiksoziologe kritisiert El Sistema

Angebliche Schwachstellen des venezolanischen Musik- und Sozialprogramms

Musik Heute

Musikhochschule Weimar vergibt Deutschland-Stipendien

Die Weimarer Musikhochschule hat ihre diesjährigen Deutschland-Stipendien vergeben.

Codex Flores

Temirkanov hat die Nase voll vom Regietheater

Der russische Dirigent Yuri Temirkanov weigert sich, künftig regieentstellte Opern zu dirigieren.

The New York Times

YouTube Music Key Is Introduced as New Rival in Streaming

For nearly a decade, YouTube has offered a smorgasbord of free music, making just about every song imaginable — from Top 40 to ukulele covers — available at a click.

Le Figaro

L’Opéra Comique souffle ses 300 bougies

Ce soir, la Salle Favart célèbre les trois siècles de ce genre très français avec Jérôme Deschamps, Michel Fau et Roselyne Bachelot en meneurs de revue.

pizzicato

Conductor Bramwell Tovey’s Stolen From His Car

Bramwell Tovey, music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and former chief conductor of the Luxembourg Philharmonic suffered the loss of two scores, his baton case and some other personal items from his vehicle’s trunk in downtown Vancouver on Saturday night.

Twitter

Arts Council England ‏@ace_national: Our Director of Philanthropy @MrsTjnr tells @guardianculture why the arts need to get better at asking for money: http://bit.ly/1qF6tvv

SM @ISM_music: We are concerned by the education secretary’s damaging statement about arts education #baccforthefuture #protectmusic http://bit.ly/1xm9mGs 

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet: He only created 1 full-length ballet,but Britten influenced more dance than you may think: http://bit.ly/1tL7rWV ^C

Vanessa_MaeVanessa-Mae. Photo: The Strad

(Written on November 13, 2014 )