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In today’s news: New study reveals how Mozart could help prevent epilectic fits in children. Alleged age discrimination in Michigan orchestra. Cellist removed from flight after buying extra seat for cello demands an apology. ‘I can’t do the gonorrhoea duet!’ – the opera about pioneer sexpert Marie Stopes. VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize. Ernst Krenek Prize awarded to Thomas Larcher. Salzburg Young Conductor Award presented to Gábor Kál.

Classic FM

The research shows children aged two to 18 had a significant drop in epileptic activity when listening to the composer’s music.

San Francisco Chronicle

Musicians allege age discrimination in Michigan orchestra

Two musicians with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra have resigned after receiving disciplinary action that they allege was based on their ages.

 A music student due to travel back to Chicago on an American Airlines flight last week was told to leave the plane, after being told “the aircraft was too small for the cello”.

The Guardian

‘I can’t do the gonorrhoea duet!’ – the opera about pioneer sexpert Marie Stopes

In an age of repression, she told women sex could be ‘absolutely marvellous’. Why is the great sexologist being played by a man in Dear Marie Stopes?

Violin Channel

VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize

The Verbier Festival, in Switzerland, has today announced 24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi as the recipient of the 2018 ‘Verbier Festival Academy Prix Yves Paternot’ prize – presented to the ‘Most Accomplished Young Musician’ at this year’s festival.

NMZ

Jubel für Mariss Jansons bei den Salzburger Festspielen

Der lettische Stardirigent Mariss Jansons ist am Sonntagabend für seine Interpretation von Peter Tschaikowskys fantastischer Oper «Pique Dame» vom Salzburger Festspielpublikum gefeiert worden.

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Ernst Krenek-Preis 2018 für Thomas Larcher

Der Komponist Thomas Larcher erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Ernst Krenek-Preis der Stadt Wien.

Kleine Zeitung

Gabor Kali gewinnt Young Conductors Award in Salzburg

Der 35-jährige Ungar Gabor Kali hat am Sonntag den Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele gewonnen.

Platea Magazine

El tenor David Webb se sincera sobre su depresión para ayudar a aquellos que la sufren

El tenor David Webb, quien cantará en los próximos días en L’Incoronazione di Poppea en el Festival de Salzburgo, junto a William Christie y Sonya Yoncheva, se ha abierto a sus seguidores en las redes sociales, explicando la depresión de la que está saliendo.

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‘’Oh God, I saw it!’ … Alexa Mason, the letter-writing soprano in Dear Marie Stopes. (c) Tristram Kenton

(Written on August 7, 2018 )

Wir freuen uns sehr auf unsere kommende Zusammenarbeit mit dem russischen Komponisten und Pianisten Yury Kunets.

Als gefeierter Komponist lässt sich Yury Kunets von den Welten der Klassik-, Jazz- und Popmusik inspirieren, um vielfältige und inspirierende Musik zu schaffen. Er selbst beschreibt seine musikalische Herkunft wie folgt:

„Es waren die russischen Komponisten wie Tschaikowski, Schostakowitsch und Rachmaninow, die deutsch-österreichischen Größen wie Mozart, Bach und Beethoven, aber auch Jazz-Legenden wie Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder oder Al Jarreau, die meinen Stil maßgeblich beeinflussten. Ich wollte große Symphonien komponieren. Sie sollten unverkennbar die Handschrift meiner Herkunft tragen und dennoch internationales Format besitzen.“

1957 geboren und aufgewachsen in dem südostukrainischen Bergarbeiter-Städtchen Perwomajsk, schenkte ihm sein Onkel bereits im Kindesalter ein Akkordeon, auf dem er pausenlos spielte. In der achten Klasse war er Pianist und Komponist der schuleigenen Band. Anstatt anschließend auf das Konservatorium zu wechseln, musste er zuerst seinen Militärdienst leisten.

Im Jahr 1980 kam Kunets jedoch zur Musik zurück und schloss die Kulturhochschule im ukrainischen Tschernigow mit einem Doktor der Musikpädagogik ab. Die darauf folgenden zehn Jahre arbeitete er als Orchesterleiter in der sibirischen Stadt Surgut und tourte außerdem mit seiner ersten Band „Impuls Five“ durch Russland und Europa.

Als er den Autor und Regisseur Maxim Kapitanovsky traf und anfing an einzelnen Projekten mit ihm zu arbeiten, nahm seine Karriere eine neue Wendung ein. Zusammen produzierten sie zwei Musicalfilme, „Blame it all on the Beatles” für den russischen Fernsehsender Rossiya und „Don’t Shoot The Musicians.“

Seither komponiert Kunets insbesondere instrumentale Musik und lässt die Öffentlichkeit durch CD-Aufnahmen daran teilhaben. Zuletzt arbeitete er mit dem amerikanischen, preisgekrönten Dirigenten Lee Holdridge und dem britischem Grammy-Gewinner und Produzenten Christopher Alder zusammen. 2011 spielten sie „Renaissance“ mit dem Wroclaw Score Orchestra ein, 2014 produzierten sie die symphonische CD „Dedication“ beim Label Solo-Musica.

Kunets Komposition ‚Autumn’. Produziert von Chris Alder, dirigiert und orchestriert von Lee Holdridge. 

WildKat unterstützt Yury Kunets in den kommenden Monaten bei der Präsentation und Kontaktaufnahme zur internationalen Film- und Werbeindustrie. Darüber hinaus freuen wir uns die Promotion seiner nächsten CD zu übernehmen, die im Spätherbst 2018 veröffentlicht wird.

(Written on July 11, 2018 )

In today’s news: Symphony Orchestra of India’s debut UK tour, Kendrick Lamar collects his Pulitzer Prize, Swedish orchestra turns homophobic hate mail into music, the Elbjazz-Festival thrives, Thomas Fichtner is new Intendant of the Ensemble Musikfabrik, and book recommendation of “Leonard Bernstein – Der Charismatiker.”

Classical Music

Symphony Orchestra of India announces debut UK tour

The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) has announced an inaugural six-concert tour of the UK.

Classic FM

Londoners enjoy Mozart while Welsh prefer symphonic rock, study reveals

Following a recent rise in the popularity of orchestral music in the UK, a study has found British people’s taste in music varies considerably depending on where they live.

NME

See Kendrick Lamar collect the Pulitzer Prize for music

Kendrick Lamar has picked up his 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music in New York making him the first a non-jazz or classical artist to be awarded the accolade.

Forbes

Aaron Kuffner Turns Indonesian Gongs Into A Robotic Orchestra

Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s artistic robotic orchestra, Gamelatron fuses technology, sound, sculpture, and engineering to create a visceral experience based on acoustic resonance and robotic technology.

Los Angeles Blade

Swedish orchestra transforms homophobic hate mail into music

An orchestra in Sweden decided to turn a negative into a positive when it received homophobic hate mail.

The Stage

How to succeed on your path towards an operatic career

Susan Elkin seeks ways to fill the gap for aspiring opera singers just leaving school and moving onto postgraduate training.

Times Higher Education

Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Nicholas Till hears productive questions in a probing consideration of tragédie lyrique.

Die Zeit

Voll im Groove

Der Echo Jazz ist endgültig implodiert. Aber das Elbjazz-Festival lebt, und die Stadt swingt so sehr wie lange nicht.

Fono Forum

Ensemble Musikfabrik

Das Ensemble Musikfabrik beruft Thomas Fichter zum Intendanten und der musikaffine Bundestagspräsident a. D. Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert übernimmt Schirmherrschaft.

BR Klassik

Buch – „Leonard Bernstein – Der Charismatiker“ 

Ein Mann der Extreme

The New York Times

The Pugnacious Performer Who Wants to Take the Harpsichord Mainstream

Mahan Esfahani is a musician on a mission. “Until the harpsichord has the presence that any other mainstream instrument has, my work isn’t done,” he said.

Congress for the New Urbanism

Walk over, Beethoven

The survival of live classical music depends on many things, not the least of which is the design and urban planning around concert halls.

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Symphony Orchestra of India announces debut UK tour © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 31, 2018 )

In today’s news: Make Music Day is celebrated in over 120 countries, Istanbul will open new arts and culture centre, Apple extends their 3-month trial period, and the general manager of theatre Plauen Zwickau, Roland May, had his contract extended until 2021.

Classical Music 

Make Music Day set for 21 June

Inspired by the Fête de la Musique in France, which sees two thirds of the population enjoying music-making on streets and in city centres, musical events will be taking places in public spaces across the UK on 21 June along with over 12o other countries.

Ariel Lanyi wins 2018 Prince’s Prize

Israeli pianist Ariel Lanyi has won £10,000 given at the annual Prince’s Prize concert held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on 18 April.

Forbes

Istanbul Modernizes With Elite Opera House

Turkey will lose Istanbul Atatürk Airport, but it will gain two modern, glass structures that will play a big role in the EuroAsian nation’s public renaissance—the world’s largest airport and Atatürk Cultural Centre, a new opera house landmark for culture and arts.

Financial Times

Discreet music: at the heart of Brian Eno’s work

The musician, artist, and thinker talks about his musical philosophy, the current art scene and ‘how simplicity can produce complexity.’

The Times

Kramer v critics — the artistic director of ENO bites back

Daniel Kramer, boss of the crisis-ridden English National Opera, explains that bad reviews mean little when the people are on your side.

Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music Extends Three-Month Free Trial Offer

Notifications for the Apple offer nod to its recent improvements under the iOS 10 redesign, which aim to make “finding what you want, and discovering new music, easier than ever.”

Kultur

Sex, Gewalt und – klassische Musik

Übergriffige Philharmoniker, schlagende Generalmusikdirektoren, mobbende Ballettmeister – eine ganze Serie von Metoo-Skandalen erschüttert die Welt der klassischen Musik. Steckt der Fehler im System?

nmz

Mozartfest beleuchtet die Machtspiele rund um das Musikgenie

Das Deutsche Mozart Festival in diesem Jahr zeigt die Verbindung von Mächtigen und Musik in vergangenen Jahrhunderten.

Klassik Heute 

Generalintendant des Theaters Plauen-Zwickau verlängert Vertrag bis 2021

Der Vertrag des Generalintendanten Roland May ist vom Aufsichtsrat des Theaters Plauen-Zwickau bis zum Jahre 2021 verlängert worden.

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Ariel Lanyi wins 2018 Prince’s Prize © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 1, 2018 )

In today’s news: Researchers decipher songs in people’s minds based off AI algorithm, Sony/ATV  acquire Abiah’s classical-catalogue in global partnership deal, Staatsoper Suttgart announced its new programme under new intendant Viktor Schoner, Oboist Ekkehard Hering receives Mozart-Prize 2018, and saxophonist Sebastian Gille to receive SWR Jazz Price 2018.

Music Teacher

ACM and Metropolis Studios to launch new record label

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) has partnered with London-based Metropolis Studios to launch Metropolis Blue, a record label initiative run by students.

Broadway World

The Vaults Present ‘Sounds And Sorcery’ in celebration of Disney Fantasia

A brand new immersive experience which will open in the Vaults at Waterloo this summer, the year Mickey Mouse celebrates his 90th anniversary.

Digital Trends

Mind-reading A.I. algorithm can work out what music is playing in your head

Research done at University of California, Berkeley used a deep-learning algorithm and brain activity, measured with electrodes, to turn a person’s thoughts into digitally synthesised speech.

Music Week

Sony/ATV signs global partnership with Abiah

The deal covers the London-based company’s entire catalogue, including songs by rising classical singing star and lyricist Carly Paoli and composer, arranger and conductor Romano Musumarra.

Opera Now

Garsington Opera to stage its first world premiere

This July, Garsington Opera is to stage the world premiere of an opera based on the award-winning novel, The Skating Rink, by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño.

The New York Times

Nathan Davis, Jazz Saxophonist and Educator passes away at 81

Nathan Davis, a jazz saxophonist, composer and educator who helped establish a place for African-American music in the academy, died on April 8 in Atlantis, Fla. He was 81.

nmz

Saxofonist Sebastian Gille erhält SWR Jazzpreis 2018

Der Saxofonist Sebastian Gille erhält den mit 15 000 Euro dotierten SWR Jazzpreis 2018. Der 1983 in Quedlinburg (Harz) geborene Musiker füge dem Jazz eine neue richtungsweisende Saxofonsprache hinzu, begründete die Jury am Dienstag ihre Entscheidung. Ihm gelängen Improvisationen von großer melodischer Kraft und rhythmischer Dringlichkeit.

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Staatsoper Stuttgart präsentiert ersten Spielplan der neuen Opernleitung – Schoner will Fragen statt Antworten

Mit Stille, einer Uraufführung, Stummfilmen und acht Opernpremieren startet die Staatsoper Stuttgart ins erste Jahr der Intendanz von Viktor Schoner. Traditionen und Kult-Inszenierungen werden aber bleiben.

klassik.com

Mozartpreis 2018 für Oboist Ekkehard Hering

Der Chemnitzer Oboist Ekkehard Hering erhält den Mozartpreis 2018 der Sächsischen Mozart-Gesellschaft. Damit soll sein vielfältiges Engagement für einen überregionalen kulturellen Anspruch in Chemnitz gewürdigt werden. Bach, die barocken Zeitgenossen und Mozart sind hierbei zentraler Inhalt seines Wirkens.

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ELBJAZZ-Festival veröffentlicht Spielplan

Das Hamburger ELBJAZZ-Festival hat auf einer Pressekonferenz sein diesjähriges Programm bekanntgegeben. Mit dabei sind Jazzgrößen wie Kamasi Washington, Nils Landgren und Michael Wollny

france musique

Un document interne dévoile le malaise des danseurs de l’Opéra de Paris

Problèmes de management, harcèlement, absence d’accompagnement : une enquête interne révèle les tensions qui pèsent sur le ballet de l’Opéra de Paris et les critiques adressées par les artistes à la directrice de la danse, Aurélie Dupont.

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Garsington Opera at Wormsley Park

 

(Written on April 18, 2018 )

In today’s news: New Classic FM music festival announced, Sony Classical signs Hauschka, classical music played to police dogs, Toronto arts festival Luminato makes a statement with its 2018 lineup, Kirill Serebrennikow to stage at Hamburgisches Staatsoper and Berlin Philharmonic to continue collaboration with Festspielhaus Baden-Baden hosting the Easter Festival.

International Piano

Sony Classical signs pianist Hauschka

Sony Classical has signed German pianist-composer, Hauschka. The first album with the label will be a collection of solo piano works, due for release in 2019.

Classical Music

Emanuel Ax honoured by London Philharmonic Orchestra

Emanuel Ax has been awarded an American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra Lifetime Award for Musical Achievement.

Call to veterans to share their experiences of military music

The Legasee Educational Trust has been commissioned to chronicle over 160 years of military music, centred around the Royal Military School of Music (RMSM) at Kneller Hall in South West London – and the organisation is seeking stories from veterans as part of its research.

The Guardian

Therapy, Mozart, play zones: it’s a Spanish police dog’s life

Madrid’s 22 police dogs will be provided with heated beds and music therapy sessions designed to reduce stress when they move into their new kennel this week.

Music Week

Classical music festival By The River to launch in August

A brand new, one-day classical music festival, By The River has been unveiled. The event will take place in association with Classic FM, and will launch this summer on the banks of Henley-on-Thames.

Toronto Star

Commercials turn to classical music for catchy sales pitches

Ad agencies are using classical music as more than a jokey device or a signifier of wealth and sophistication. The Western canon’s aura makes it just the thing for pitching luxury brands such as the Lincoln Motor Co., whose 2017 holiday ad unfolded over a track of Shostakovich’s swoony “Waltz No. 2.”

The Globe and Mail

Toronto arts festival Luminato makes a statement with its 2018 lineup.

The annual summer affair, expanded from 10 days to 19, has announced a robust schedule of programming that includes 29 events all told.

Der Tagesspiegel

Serebrennikow soll in Hamburg inszenieren

Die Hamburgische Staatsoper kündigt für die kommende Saison eine Inszenierung des russischen Regisseurs Kirill Serebrennikow an. Er soll bei Giuseppe Verdis „Nabucco“ Regie führen. Derzeit steht Serebrennikow allerdings in Moskau unter Hausarrest. Das russische Kulturministerium wirft dem Regimekritiker schwere Steuerhinterziehung vor.

Brugs Klassiker – Klassik Blog der WELT

Pierre Audi hört in Amsterdam auf: mit Henze, Landi, Stockhausen – Opera forward

Das jüngste Baby von Pierre Audi heißt Opera Forward Festival. Zum dritten Mal fand es jetzt in Amsterdam statt und es war so etwas wie der inoffizielle kreative Abschied des längstgedienten Opernintendanten der Welt.

Klassik.com

Berliner Philharmoniker bleiben Baden-Baden verbunden

Die Berliner Philharmoniker und der Vorstand des Festspielhauses Baden-Baden haben ihre Zusammenarbeit im Rahmen der Osterfestspiele bis 2022 verlängert und eine entsprechende Vereinbarung unterzeichnet.

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Der russische Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikow. Foto © Bernd Weissbrod/dpa

(Written on March 29, 2018 )

In today’s news, Equity releases sexual harrasment report, Primrose viola competition reveals 24 candidates for its 2018 event, UK music and entertainment surpasses print sales, Boston Symphony finds accusations against conductor Charles Dutoit credible, Australia Council Awards announces winners, Leipzig to host the 4th German Choir Festival in 2020, Katowice plans cultural institution in composer Wojciech Kilar’s former house and more.

Classical Music

Equity releases sexual harassment report

The performing arts union, which represents 43,000 creative workers, has published a report titled Agenda for Change, which contains a number of recommendations for those working in the performing arts.

The Strad

Primrose Viola Competition reveals 24 candidates for 2018 edition

Competition taking place in LA in June 2018 counts Lawrence Power, Antoine Tamestit and Jennifer Stumm among previous winners.

M Magazine

UK music and entertainment sales overtake print for first time

The streaming boom has seen entertainment sales overtake books, magazines and newspapers for the first time.

BBC Music Magazine

A new piece commissioned by the UK’s largest breast cancer charity

The piece celebrates the friends and family of those living with breast cancer.

The New York Times

At the New York Philharmonic, a Contract Aimed at Labor-Management Harmony

The orchestra management and the musicians approved a three-year contract Thursday.

Boston Symphony Finds Accusations Against Charles Dutoit ‘Credible’

The Boston Symphony announced Friday that four women who worked for the orchestra in the 1980s and 1990s had given its investigators credible accounts of sexual misconduct at the hands of Charles Dutoit, a frequent guest conductor.

Limelight

Australia Council Awards for 2018 announced

The Australia Council has announced the winners of the 2018 Australia Council Awards, with composer Liza Lim taking out the Australia Council Don Banks Music Award.

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Deutsches Chorfest 2020 in Leipzig

Leipzig ist die Gastgeberstadt des 4. Deutschen Chorfestes im Frühjahr 2020.

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Thomas Guggeis wird Kapellmeister in Stuttgart

Thomas Guggeis (24), Assistent von Daniel Barenboim seit der Saison 2016/17, wird ab der Spielzeit 2018/2019 Kapellmeister an der Staatsoper Stuttgart.

Katowice plans cultural institution in composer Wojciech Kilar’s former house

The city of Katowice will acquire the former home of Polish composer Wojciech Kilar and set it up as a cultural institution focusing on his music and legacy.

Musik heute

Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe ziehen 12.300 Besucher an

Die Internationalen Händel-Festspiele in Karlsruhe haben bei ihrer 41. Ausgabe rund 12.300 Barock-Fans aus aller Welt angezogen.

Klassik heute

CLARA19 – Leipzig feiert Clara Schumann zum 200. Geburtstag 2019

Leipzig’s renommierte Kulturinstitutionen und Künstler sowie internationale Gäste lassen Clara Schumann anlässlich ihres 200. Geburtstages 2019 das gesamtes Jahr über in ihrer Geburtsstadt hochleben.

klassic.com

Elisabeth Gutjahr wird nun doch Mozarteum-Rektorin

Die Universität Mozarteum Salzburg hat Elisabeth Gutjahr nun doch zur Rektorin bestimmt.

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  in 1887 Birth of Brazilian Heitor in Rio de Janiero.

 

Image: Charles Dutoit © Robert Ghement/European Pressphoto Agency

(Written on March 5, 2018 )

Lately, it seems like the younger generation is divided into two. One half is permanently glued to their digital device, drowning in social media, and can hardly imagine their life without Netflix and Instagram. The other half are rebelling, attempting something easily described as a “digital detox”.

A Digital detox can be defined as a period of time during which a person steps back from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers in order to disconnect to the online world. By many, it is regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on real-life social interactions. Stress is proven to be caused by being connected, being online (literally), being available to anyone’s whim 24 hours per day, every day. A recent study from regulator Ofcom concluded that, on average, UK adults spend 25 hours a week online. And that number is constantly increasing.

So can classical music help us to escape the digital chokehold?

Listening to classical music

It is generally accepted that classical music has many positive effects on our brains, sometimes known as “the Mozart effect”. Listening to classical music is proven to boost memory function, sparks creativity, improves productivity and generally makes us feel happier and more relaxed. It can even improve the quality of our (much needed) sleep and help to ease symptoms of depression and melancholy. So why not to turn your phone off, take a deep breath and meditate while listening to classical music after a long working day or just before going to sleep? In our busy and over-connected world it is important to have some time for yourself, to slow things down and classical music is a perfect source of relaxation.

Learning an instrument

From recent research, musical instrument training can have a surprising effect on the structure of our brain. This concerns not only children but also adults and the elderly. Learning an instrument increases the capacity of our memory, enhances spatial reasoning and improves literacy skills. Moreover, musical training requires us to concentrate on one task at once. Concentrating on one task can help us to stay productive; not only while learning an instrument, but one can apply this knowledge to many other crucial tasks.

Attending classical music concerts

Listening to classical music encourages us to think deeply, connect better to ourselves and also connect to the people around us. Going to venues also means connecting to real people, talking to them, and socialising in real life. Sometimes we all need to take a step back from technology now and again. Attending classical music venues reminds us of being fully present in the world. Moreover, classical music concerts are beautiful, not only aurally, but also visually.

Considering all the benefits of classical music, we can utilise it to make our digital detox easier and our life more mindful and deliberate. Likewise, classical music helps us relax and put ourselves in a better mood. So, let’s switch off our mobile phones from time to time and allow us to be unavailable. Or, to put it in in the words of Chris Baréz-Brown: “Get lost in music with others and you might just find yourself.”

(Written on November 29, 2017 )

In today’s news: traveling musicians and British Airways, Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars, Garsington Opera and the 360-degree simulated experience. VocalEssence launches a youth programme, fair pay for Australian artists is still out of reach and the Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up.

The Times

BA tells musicians to buy another seat for their cello

British Airways has caused consternation among some leading performers by making it easier to carry violins and violas but effectively banning most other instruments from the cabin, including guitars, unless passengers buy a second seat.

Classical Music

Sing for Pleasure announces young conducting scholars 2017/18

Sing for Pleasure has announced the recipients of scholarship places on its Young Conductors’ Programme for the coming academic year.Garsington Opera

Opera Now

Garsington Opera unveils 360-degree audience experience

Audiences can immerse themselves in Garsington Opera’s Silver Birch, thanks to a 360-degree simulated experience available on BBC Arts Digital.

Choir and Organ

VocalEssence launches youth programme

VocalEssence, a choral arts nonprofit based in Minnesota, has launched a youth programme.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify, Soundcloud and Deezer join forces as part of new EU lobbying group

Spotify, SoundCloud and Deezer are amongst new members of a European lobbying organization which aims to “advocate for policies that shape a favourable business environment for digital music”.

NYTIMES

Lyric Opera of Chicago Offers Very Theatrical ‘Die Walküre’

CHICAGO — Many productions of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” stage the “Ride of the Valkyries” scene as a rowdy reunion. We see eight Valkyrie sisters, who arrive on their flying steeds, assemble at a mountaintop to greet one another giddily.

Limelight 

Fair pay for Australian artists still out of reach, study shows

Artists earn less than most professionals, with disparities even more pronounced for women and differently abled artists.

Perth Festival reveals its 2018 line-up

The programme includes Jordi Savall, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Taipei’s U-Theatre and the Michael Clark Company.

France Musique

Décès de l’organiste Michel Chapuis

L’organiste Michel Chapuis est décédé à l’âge de 87 ans. Musicien internationalement reconnu, il a notamment été titulaire de l’orgue du chœur de la cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris et de l’orgue de la chapelle du château de Versailles.

Tagesspiegel

Landesjugendorchester Berlin Tänzerische Leichtigkeit

30 Jahre Landesjugendorchester Berlin: Zum Jubiläum spielt das junge Ensemble Mozart und Vasks im Konzerthaus.

Nachfolger von Ivan Fischer Christoph Eschenbach wird neuer Chefdirigent des Konzerthauses

Seit 55 Jahren steht er auf den Bühnen dieser Welt. Mit Christoph Eschenbach übernimmt ab 2019 ein erfahrener Maestro den Taktstock am Konzerthaus. Er wird den Orchesterwettbewerb auffrischen.

Portraits.klassik

Programme abseits der Konventionen beim Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

Das Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo findet in diesem Jahr zum 37. Mal statt. Auch in diesem Jahr hat der Festivalleiter Marc Monnet mehrere Schwerpunkte gesetzt, die das umfangreiche Programm mit thematischen Strängen durchziehen. 

Berlin.de

Bachs h-Moll-Messe ist Unesco-Welterbe

Jetzt hat es die Berliner Staatsbibliothek schwarz auf weiß: Das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs (1685-1750) h-Moll-Messe gehört nun offiziell zum Unesco-Weltkulturerbe.

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in 1926 Birth of American computer music specialist Max V.

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(Written on November 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: AI could become the next Mozart, violins that incorporate spiders’ silk, nominations for 2018 International Opera Awards are open. A missing Weill song is rediscovered and the German theatre prizes are awarded.

The Telegraph

Royal Academy of Music sacks lecturer over student guide that referred to string players as ‘pond life’ and violinists as ‘gypos’

The advice note circulated to students at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music was intended to help them get jobs and keep them. Instead, it caused a student revolt leading to the sacking of the senior lecturer who wrote it.

Classical Music

Nominations open for 2018 International Opera Awards

Members of the public can submit nominations in with categories including Male and Female Singer of the Year, New Production of the Year, Opera Company of the Year, and awards for Philanthropy and Education and Outreach initiatives.

Opera Now

Wexford Festival Opera awards artistic bursaries

Wexford Festival Opera artistic director David Agler has revealed the winners of three artistic bursaries following the company’s 66th season.

Futurism

Will the Next Mozart be a Robot?

The Creative AI.

NewStatesman

Why classical purists should start taking video game music seriously

The best music stays with you long after you finish playing.

Classic FM

These violins are made from spiders’ silk, and they sound beautifully mellow

An engineering student from Imperial College London has built a violin with a composite that incorporates spiders’ silk.

Codex flores

Verschollenes Weill-Lied in Berlin wiederentdeckt

In einem Berliner Archiv ist ein bislang als verschollen gegoltenes Lied Kurt Weills wieder aufgefunden worden. Das dreiseitige Notenblatt enthält das für Lotte Lenya geschriebene «Lied vom weissen Käse».

Pizzicato

‘rainy days’ in Luxemburg: « Für Musik, die es schwer hat »

„How does it feeI?“ nennt sich das Festival für Neue Musik ‘rainy days’, das gestern in der Luxemburger Philharmonie begann und noch bis zum 19. November dauert.

Klassik.com

Faust-Theaterpreis 2017 für Christoph Marthaler

Der Schweizer Regisseur Christoph Marthaler hat den Deutschen Theaterpreis “Der Faust” 2017 in der Kategorie “Regie Musiktheater” erhalten.

Spettacoli e Cultura

Chopin, mistero risolto: uno studio rivela la causa della morte del compositore polacco

I suoi notturni sono tra le composizioni musicali più famose e citate di tutti i tempi. E finora il buio, e il mistero, continuavano ad avvolgere le circostanze della sua morte.

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  in 1934 FP of ‘s Rhapsody On A Theme of Paganini with & Leopold Stokowski

 

Image: Opera Now

(Written on November 7, 2017 )