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In today’s news, Tagesspiegel reports on the scandal at Cologne’s Opera House, Semperoper may suffer due to Pegida manifestations and ENO Chorus votes in favour of industrial action. Also, Ennio Morricone wins Oscar for best film score

The Strad

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra names Hee Young Lim principal cellist

The 28-year-old has won prizes at multiple competitions

The Guardian

Is opera the most misogynistic art form?

They stab themselves, throw themselves on funeral pyres, go mad and die. From Aida to Lulu, opera is extravagantly cruel to its female characters. Isn’t it time the divas were free to sing to their own tune?

Classical Music Magazine

ENO Chorus votes in favour of industrial action

The ENO Chorus has responded to the Equity ballot on industrial action with a unanimous vote in favour

broadwayworld.com

The Prince Of Wales to Act as Patron of The Menuhin Competition London 2016

The Menuhin Competition London 2016 is delighted to announce that The Prince Of Wales has agreed to be the Patron of the world’s leading Competition for young violinists

Der Tagesspiegel

Odyssee einer Oper

Auch Köln bekommt sein Musiktheater nicht saniert. Ein Besuch auf der Baustelle – und bei der Neuinszenierung von Braunfels’ Oper „Jeanne d’Arc“

Die Welt

Der Schatten von Pegida fällt auf die Semperoper

Stammgäste bleiben weg, Sänger fühlen sich unsicher, Proben müssen früher beendet werden. Wie geht die Dresdner Semperoper damit um, wöchentlich als Hintergrundfassade für Fremdenhass aufzuscheinen?

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Talentschmiede für Streicher

Mit dem Puchheimer Jugendkammerorchester haben Peter Michielsen und seine Frau Simone Burger-Michielsen ein Orchester aufgebaut, dessen Qualität und Bedeutung für die Talentförderung weit über die Grenzen des Landkreises hinaus bekannt und mehrfach ausgezeichnet ist

Economic Times

Oscar 2016: Ennio Morricone wins the best film score for ‘The Hateful Eight’

The Latest on the 88th annual Academy Awards being presented Sunday at the Dolby Theatre (all times local): 8:20 p.m.

France Musique

Les musiciens et les avions: ras-le-bol de la galère!

“Les musiciens ont le droit à un traitement décent d’où qu’ils viennent, lorsqu’ils voyagent en avion avec leur instrument, ” s’insurge la Fédération Internationale des Musiciens (FIM).

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BR_Klassik Filmmusik-Oscar für Ennio Unser Oscar-Special!

Pizzicato Magazine Berliner Philharmoniker verlieren Intendanten via

neue musikzeitung  Die Freiheit der Kunst ist in höchster Gefahr: Der Musikbereich muss auch politisch Farbe…

Photograph: Arge SBK/Rakoczky/Tagesspiegel

Photograph: Arge SBK/Rakoczky/Tagesspiegel

 

(Written on February 29, 2016 )

In today’s news, Tagesspiegel discusses the construction site fiasco at Berlin State Opera and streaming services are supposed to boost music business. Also, Morricone is nominated for an Oscar, Pavarotti-Villa becomes a meeting place for artists and Philippe Jaroussky cancels Parthenope

Gramophone

First BBC Proms 2016 concerts revealed as the Ten Pieces project continues

Secondary school students will be given the opportunity to perform at the Proms on July 23 and 24

Daily Nation

Kenya’s jazz and classical music culture in the spotlight

Kenya’s Afrosync’s musical journey will be beamed to global audiences in a special feature that explores how musical genres are evolving in Kenya and influencing a new generation of musicians

Gramophone

Exclusive video: Grigory Sokolov plays an extract from Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata

Watch Grigory Sokolov play an extract from the Allegro of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata, part of his new album

dnaindia

Five-day classical music event begins in Dombivli

The South Indian community in Dombivli celebrated this festival by attending a classical music and dance event, Makara Mahotsavam

PRS for Music Foundation

New Music Biennial 2017 Commissions announced

The winning commissions present a snapshot of contemporary music in the UK including ten brand new works and ten pre-existing works that have been composed within the last 15 years

Der Tagesspiegel

Stuck für Stuck

Zu viel, zu schnell: Architekt Klaus Roth und Senatsbaudirektorin Regula Lüscher erklären dem Untersuchungsausschuss, warum die Staatsopern-Baustelle aus ihrer Sicht ein Fiasko wurde

NMZ

Tübinger Forscher: Streamingdienste können Musikgeschäft ankurbeln

Kostenpflichtige Musik-Streamingdienste aus dem Internet können nach Einschätzung von Tübinger Forschern das Geschäft der Musikbranche ankurbeln

Klassik.com

Pavarotti-Villa soll Künstler-Begegnungsstätte werden

Die Villa des Tenors Luciano Pavarotti in der mittelitalienischen Hafenstadt Pesaro soll nach dem Willen seiner Familie zu einer künstlerischen Begegnungsstätte umfunktioniert werden

The Guardian

Ennio Morricone: back in the saddle

The movie maestro told his wife he’d stop scoring films at 40. But, at 87, he’s just scooped an Oscar nomination for The Hateful Eight

Forum Opera

Philippe Jaroussky contraint de renoncer à Partenope

C’est l’événement attendu de tous les baroqueux parisiens en ce début d’année : Partenope, l’opéra de Georg Friedrich Haendel créé à Londres en 1730

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BR Klassik @BR_Klassik Musikgeschichte als frecher Graphic Novel auf arte. Unsere TV-Kritik.

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Artist of the Week Zoltan Kocsis indulges us in Debussy’s Images, including Reflets dans l’eau #EssentialClassics

Manuel Brug @ManuelBrug Exklusiv: Artemis fängt Anthea. Eine neue Geigerin für das Erfolgsquartett

Ennio Morricone. Photograph: Muthmedia GmbH/PR/The Guardian

Ennio Morricone. Photograph: Muthmedia GmbH/PR/The Guardian

(Written on January 18, 2016 )

Classical Music Magazine

Protest disrupts Met’s Eugene Onegin first night

The Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on 23 September was disrupted briefly by a lone protester urging the house and its cast to take a public stand against Russia’s repression of homosexuals

Los Angeles Times

Renée Fleming sings Top 10 on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Renée Fleming lent her lush soprano voice to CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday night, singing a humorous rendition of the show’s Top 10 list

Classic FM Online

Inflatable concert hall to open in Japan

A bright purple inflatable concert hall resembling giant plum is touring areas devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Matsushima, Japan

British Paraorchestra win Prime Minister’s Big Society Award

A year on from playing with Coldplay at the Paralympics 2012, the British Paraorchestra is to be honoured with a Big Society Award

Star Tribune

New Minnesota Orchestra offer includes $20K signing bonuses

Musicians are “offended” board went public with proposal that includes $20,000 one-time bonus

Limelight Magazine

Hilliards to hang up vocal cords after 40th anniversary tour

The Hilliard Ensemble are to launch their 40th anniversary season with a special reunion concert at the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival on December 11 – four decades to the day since their debut concert in 1973

Arts beat

Gerard Mortier Named Artistic Adviser of Teatro Real Opera House in Madrid

The Teatro Real said Wednesday that it had created a new advisory post for Gerard Mortier, two weeks after abruptly ousting him as artistic director of the opera house here

Pacific Standard

Want Quick, Accurate Thinking? Ask a Musician

New research finds musical training appears to sharpen our ability to detect our own mistakes, and rapidly make needed adjustments

The Telegraph

New York Opera set to enter bankruptcy within a week

New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend – at least for a while

The Guardian

Classical music is at the heart of Manchester’s radical music scene

Manchester’s classical music tradition and culture is full of names just as stellar and characters just as large and significant as the likes of Oasis, The Smiths and New Order, writes Stuart Maconie

BBC Music Magazine

John Williams’s Star Wars theme named nation’s favourite film score

Classic film score beats competition from Morricone, Bernstein and Herrmann

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(Written on September 27, 2013 )