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In today’s news: British Youth Opera announces 30th anniversary productions, Tarisio announces Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants 2017, and why music means so much to us. Tom Jones to make his Proms debut this year, and loss of freedom of movement will diminish British creativity.

Classical Music Magazine

British Youth Opera announces 30th anniversary productions

British Youth Opera’s 30th anniversary season will comprise productions of Judith Weir’sThe Vanishing Bridegroom (2, 6 and 8 September) and Mozart’s Don Giovanni (5, 7 and 9 September).

The Strad

Tarisio Trust Young Artist Grants 2017 awarded to string players and ensembles

Online instrument and bow auction house Tarisio has announced four of the recipients of its 2017 Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants – with a fifth to be chosen by the public

Pizzicato

Lucilin to tour Japan and create Manoury’s Kein Licht

United Instruments of Lucilin, one of Europe’s foremost ensembles for contemporary music, announces another busy semester of activities.

Classical Music Magazine

Kent Nagano to step down from Montreal post in 2020

Kent Nagano has announced that he will not accept the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s (OSM) invitation to extend his contract as music director beyond 2020.

The Guardian

Ultra sound: why music means so much to us

Music is one of life’s great pleasures. But why, asks Adam Ockelford, does it affect us so profoundly?

BBC News

Tom Jones to celebrate the sound of soul at the Proms

Sir Tom Jones is to make his Proms debut in a celebration of Stax Records, alongside soul legends Booker T Jones and Sam Moore

The Guardian

Freedom of movement helped British creativity thrive. Its loss will diminish us Nicholas Hytner

Britain’s creative industries are worth £84bn a year. But Brexit will deal a disastrous blow to a sector that depends on sharing ideas, experiences and talent.

Washington Post

The real motor of the performing arts isn’t vision. It’s the board, stupid.

Vision. We want performing arts organizations to have it. After all, the point is to offer us compelling performances, new perspectives and ideas. Or so, at least, some of us think.

 Süddeutsche Zeitung

Dieser Mann will beweisen, dass Passau das schönere Salzburg ist

Sänger Thomas E. Bauer will als Intendant die Europäischen Wochen wieder zum Leuchten bringen.

 Pizzicato

Wiener Staatsoper mit 98,83% Auslastung

Die Wiener Staatsoper hat die Saison 2016/2017 mit einem Einnahmenrekord beendet: Erstmals seien mehr als 35 Mio. Euro Karteneinnahmen (2015/2016: 34,6 Mio. Euro) erzielt worden, teilte das Opernhaus mit.

 Klassik

Oswald Georg Bauer mit Leipziger Richard Wagner Preis 2017 ausgezeichnet

Dr. Oswald Georg Bauer hat den Richard Wagner Preis 2017 erhalten, der von der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung Leipzig verliehen wird. Die Auszeichnung ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert. Bauer war lange Jahre Pressechef der Bayreuther Festspiele, als das Musikfestival von Wolfgang Wagner geleitet wurde.

Musik Heute

Staatskapelle Dresden ehrt Blomstedt mit Volksfest

Die Staatskapelle Dresden hat am Sonntagabend für ihren früheren Chef und jetzigen Ehrendirigenten Herbert Blomstedt ein Volksfest auf dem Theaterplatz ausgerichtet.

 France musique

Concerts participatifs : à vous de jouer !

Le concert participatif envahit les salles de concerts en France. Le principe : devenir, le temps d’un concert, un musicien d’orchestre ou un membre du chœur. Présentation de ce spectacle d’un nouveau genre.

 Le Monde

Choisissez au mieux votre festival de musique de l’été selon vos artistes préférés

Les festivals estivaux sont nombreux à se disputer votre préférence. Avec cette application, dites-nous quels artistes vous aimez, nous vous dirons où vous rendre.

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The Guardian: ‘The grotesque betrayal of the generation that most detests Brexit is like some lost Restoration comedy.’

(Written on July 3, 2017 )

In Today’s Classical News, Mozart comes to Shoreditch and Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange. Lidiya Yankovskaya is named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington react to homophobic protests.

The Guardian

Eine kleine slam poetry: Mozart comes to Shoreditch

MC Mozart’s Classical Smackdown brings young audiences to classical music in a way never seen before

Classic FM

Watch Shostakovich playing his own Symphony No. 7

In this video from 1941, the legendary Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich talks about one of his most famous works, Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad), and plays a section on piano.

Classical Music Magazine

Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange

The Orchestra dell’Arte has launched a musical exchange scheme in order to highlight the cultural offerings of its home city of Liverpool, which recently became a Unesco Creative City of Music.

The Times

Concert review: La Voix Humaine; CBSO/ Grazinyte-Tyla at Snape Maltings

In two contrasting one-woman shows, it was Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla’s borderline excessive callisthenics that brought stunningly punchy results.

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Hengelbrock verlässt das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Nacht acht Jahren: Der Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters, Thomas Hengelbrock, wird seinen Vertrag über die Saison 2018/19 hinaus nicht verlängern.

Concerti

Ab aufs Sofa

Anlässlich des 275-jährigen Bestehens will das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig vier Privatkonzerte geben.

Klassik.com

Catriona Morison gewinnt BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2017

Die Mezzosopranistin Catriona Morison hat bei der BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition zweimal den ersten Platz belegt.

Pizzicato

Lidiya Yankovskaya Named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater

Chicago Opera Theater has named Lidiya Yankovskaya music director. Her appointment is effective immediately, yet she will start regular conducting duties only in the 2018-19 season.

Classic FM

This choir confronted anti-Pride protesters in the best possible way – with a live performance

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington were on their way back to the hotel after performing at the Pride Festival in Knoxville Tennessee this weekend when they spotted protestors holding homophobic signs. They decided to stand up to them using the power of music.

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Music History in 1922 Death of Italian Vittorio .
 
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(Written on June 20, 2017 )

In today’s news many comment on the emotional One Love Manchester concert that took place last night, two weeks after the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s concert. The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is back at the top of the charts for the first time in 50 years, and The New York Times looks at the best moments in classical music last week.

BBC News

One Love Manchester: The most emotional moments

There were high emotions at a benefit concert staged by Ariana Grande in Manchester less than two weeks after the terror attack following her gig in the city. But the show also demonstrated the power of pop music to bring people together

Sir Jeffrey Tate: Conductor with spina bifida dies at 74

Sir Jeffrey, who was born with spina bifida, was the principal conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Opera House in the 1980s

The Guardian

Liam Gallagher attacks brother Noel for absence at One Love Manchester concert

Oasis brothers’ feud continues as Liam says he is ‘very disappointed’ after Noel fails to join him for concert following Manchester Arena attack

Independent

Manchester One Love: Police dance with members of crowd at tribute concert

Footage of officer dancing with children in a circle at concert goes viral

New York Times

An Ice Cream Truck at Carnegie Hall: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

In addition to reviews, features and news during the week, our critics and reporters collect the best of what they’ve heard: notes that sent shivers down their spines, memorable voices, quotations that cut to the heart of the story

Uncompromising Music Survives on the Brooklyn Waterfront

There is so much new life and affluence crowding the Brooklyn waterfront that traditionalists like Mark Peskanov, the master violinist who runs the Bargemusic concerts of chamber music aboard a handsomely converted coal barge, hard by the Brooklyn Bridge, might be tempted to move. Which he has no intention of doing

Dallas News

Mozart piano concertos begin at the Cliburn competition

Starting Saturday, the semifinal round of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition switched to a half-and-half format each day: two solo recitals each afternoon, four performances of Mozart piano concertos each evening, with Nicholas McGegan conducting the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Classical Source

Royal Opera cast amendment, Otello, Ludovic Tézier

It is with deep regret that French baritone Ludovic Tézier will no longer be making his role debut as Iago in Otello on 21, 24 and 28 June, and on 2, 6 and 10 July

M Magazine

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band back at number one

The Beatles’ classic album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is back at the top of the charts 50 years after it was first number one

Washington Post

Can listening to nature improve how we listen to music?

As a species, we have a lot more experience listening to the wind than we do listening to our favorite songs

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: A view from backstage

: “It is striking how Mancunians have turned to poetry and music” http://bit.ly/2qPpBhh

Where Is The Love? – Black Eyed Peas and Ariana Grande. Photo: BBC News

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(Written on June 5, 2017 )

In today’s news: a Wagner production in the spotlight of RPS Awards, Johnny Depp’s likeness with an old Chinese legend and a Classical Music Award for a ‘raving’ orchestra. Nicolas Collon becomes first guest conductor of Cologne, and Nike Wagner won’t lead the Bayreuther Festspiele. Jonas Kaufmann sings Othello for the first time, and Jerry Goldsmith is being honoured with Hollywood Star.

The Guardian

Royal Philharmonic Society Awards: Wagner Production steals Show

Opera North wins for its acclaimed stagings of Wagner’s Ring Cycle on an encouraging night for companies based outside London

The Strad

Sphinx Organization awards over $180,000 in MPower Artist Grants

The Detroit-based body has awarded amounts ranging from $1,000 to over $38,000 to 15 alumni of Sphinx programmes.

The Violin Channel

PlayPart.co.uk Annual Subscription Winners announced!

And the winners are in! The following 10 lucky VC members will each be receiving a PartPlay.co.uk annual subscription

BBC News

The Orchestra that won a Top Classical Music Award – for raving

An orchestra that has tripled its audience by playing less Beethoven and Mozart and more New Order and 808 State has won a major classical music award.

Classical Music Magazine

Winners of RPS Music Awards 2017 revealed

The winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards 2017 were announced in a ceremony at London’s Brewery on 9 May.

Pizzicato

Nicholas Collon wird erster Gastdirigent in Köln

Ab der Saison 2017/18 ist der 1983 geborene Brite Nicholas Collon Erster Gastdirigent des von François-Xavier Roth geleiteten Gürzenich-Orchesters in Köln.

RBB24

Nike Wagner verzichtet auf Festspielleitung

In einem Interview mit der “Rheinischen Post” sagte sie, auch Träume kämen irgendwann an ein Ende. Außerdem empfinde sie es als “grottenlangweilig”, immer nur Wagner zu machen.

Klassik Heute

Jonas Kaufmann gibt sein Rollendebüt als “Otello”

Der internationale Opern-Superstar Jonas Kaufmann übernimmt die Hauptrolle in der brandneuen Otello-Produktion der Royal Opera.

NPR

Jerry Goldsmith, ‘The Composer’s Composer,’ honored with Hollywood Star

Composer Jerry Goldsmith, shown in 2000, wrote the scores for more than 200 films over a 50-year career.

South China Morning Post

What Johnny Depp, Chow Yun-fat and a Hong Kong pirate legend have in common

Cheung Po Tsai, who inspired Chow Yun-fat’s character in Pirates of the Caribbean 3, was captured by a pirate couple, was lover to both, and took over their fleet before joining the imperial navy, as a Hong Kong exhibition recalls.

The Washington Post

A pathbreaking conductor at U-Md. charts a new course

James Ross is taking over as music director of the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès in Spain.

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Premiere Crumb’s Metamorphosis I by won a sustained standing ovation last night! Review

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(Written on May 10, 2017 )

In today’s news: The New York Times reports that Murray is working on a classical music tour, and the German Orchestra Association criticises the AFD party. The Barbican’s Sound Unbound weekender set to give classical music a festival feel, and Daniel Barenboim gives warning concerning the french presidential election. For the first time since the Islamic Revolution, a concert by the Tehran Symphony Orchestra was conducted by a Western maestro, and Record Store Day (April 22) celebrates it’s 10th anniversary this year.

Classical Music Magazine

Proms 2017: more new venues, politics and religion, and tributes to Sargent

In addition to its core Royal Albert Hall programme and chamber music series in Cadogan Hall, the 2017 season (14 July – 9 September) will see Proms concerts take place at five different venues.

Nerdist

Bill Murray is Working on a Classical Music Tour

The New York Times reports that Murray is currently in a Manhattan studio working on the program, which pairs chamber music led by the cellist Jan Vogler, who has played with New York Philharmonic, with songs and literary readings by Murray.

FactMag

Vinyl fantasy: Is the record boom bad for new music?

But if the vinyl industry is booming, why is it so hard for labels to sell new music? Oli Warwick investigates.

The New York Times

Wegbereiter des Impressionismus

Édouard Lalo steht im Mittelpunkt des Musik-Features auf BR Klassik, das sich der Kammermusik des beinahe in Vergessenheit geratenen französischen Komponisten widmet.

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Orchestervereinigung kritisiert AfD

Wenn eine Partei definiere, was zum Beispiel Orchester und Musiktheater spielen dürfen, etablierten sich totalitäre Mechanismen.

klassik.com

Stiftung Mozarteum erwirbt Brief von Maria Anna Mozart

Salzburg, 21.04.2017. Die Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg hat einen Originalbrief von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Schwester Maria Anna, genannt “Nannerl”, erworben.Es handelt sich laut einer Mitteilung des Mozarteums um einen der persönlichsten und aufschlussrechsten Berichte über die Kindheit Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts.

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Barenboim: Patriotismus statt Nationalismus in Europa

Berlin – Vor der Präsidentschaftswahl in Frankreich hat der Dirigent und Pianist Daniel Barenboim (74) vor einer weiteren Stärkung des Nationalismus in Europa gewarnt.

Le Parisien

Un chef français à la baguette à Téhéran, une première depuis la révolution

Pour la première fois depuis la révolution islamique, un concert de l’Orchestre symphonique de Téhéran a été dirigé mercredi soir par un maestro occidental, témoignant du réchauffement des liens culturels entre l’Iran et l’Europe.

WQXR

20 Great Music Compositions Inspired by Shakespeare

Sunday is Shakespeare’s 453rd birthday and 401st deathday (yeah, thems the breaks). He might not be around to celebrate those anniversaries, but you sure are.

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BBC Radio 3‏  Need some Prom-spiration? (Sorry) Listen to this dazzling taster playlist from :

nprmusic  Sylvia Moy, a songwriter and one of the first female producers at Motown Records, has died at the age of 78.

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(Written on April 21, 2017 )

Last night, Kat, Olivia, James and Eliza attended the BBC Music Magazine Awards at Kings Place in London.

After a couple of glasses of fizz, we began the awards ceremony.  Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music Magazine, hobbled on stage to open proceedings, explaining how crowd-surfing at a Couperin-fuelled rave was the cause of his broken ankle a month before. Oliver then introduced his co-presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch, (standing in for James Naughtie), and things got underway.  See below for a summary of winners.

We were especially delighted to attend to see our client, Accentus Music, pick up the Best DVD Award.  Paul Smaczny, Director of Accentus Music and producer of the winning release of Berg’s Wozzeck was there to accept the award.  He gave his heartfelt thanks to his team, and read the following from soloist Christian Gerhaher:  “I feel so incredibly satisfied that this Wozzeck production, which was—and every director should please forgive me—the most exhilarating in my life, receives the greatest acclamation. The result of visualising this extraordinary staging in that simple but nearly fully conveying way is just admirable. It brings to life the wonderful months that we and the audience spent with Berg’s masterwork one and half years ago. I would definitely call this a defining criterion of opera DVDs. Thank you all!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special guest presenters included all-round fahionista and style guru, Gok Wan, who recently released his own curated album of opera entitled ‘Gok’s Divas’.  Comedian Alastair McGowan tickled the audience with a series of stunning impressions and tenuous puns, before presenting Best Instrumental Award to Mahan Esfahani for his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. With his customary loud-mouth, Mahan gave an impassioned and thoughtful acceptance speech, leaving us with a call to action: ‘Extend classical music, and it will be limitless in what it gives back to you.’

Dame Joan Bakewell, who presented the Recording of the Year Award offered a thought-provoking address on the great value the BBC has in the classical music world, and the impact it had on her own appreciation of music. She announced the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Vasily Petrenko performing Tchaikovsky Symphonies as Recording of the Year.

Throughout the evening, a number of references were made to the Proms Launch, which takes place today. BBC Radio 3 Controller, Alan Davey, slightly let the cat out of the bag when he said there would be lots of concerts in a big round hall.  Unfortunately, we can’t confirm this at the moment, but watch this space.

Vocal Award Matthias Goerne, Synergy Vocals, BBC SO, Josep Pons

Opera Award Mozart Don Giovanni, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

Chamber Music Award Martinu Piano Trios, Smetana Trio

Orchestral Award Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Instrumental Award Bach Goldberg Variations, Mahan Esfahani, Deutsche Grammophon

DVD Award Berg Wozzeck, Christian Gerhaher, Opernhaus Zurich, Accentus Music

Newcomer Award Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos, Beatrice Rana, Antonio Pappano, Orchestra Dell-Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Concerto Award CPE Bach Cello Concertos, Nicolas Altstaedt, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo, Hyperion

Premiere Award Julian Anderson, Vladimir Jurowski, Carolin Widmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Choral Award Jonathan Harvey, Deo, The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha, Signum Records

Record of the Year Award  Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Many congratulations from all of us at WildKat PR to Accentus Music, and all the other winners! We’re looking forward to next year’s awards already.

 

(Written on April 20, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: the Women Make Music Fund  has announced the findings of a five year evaluation report, launched in Parliament today, and Chicago’s famed smartbar is set to host a series of workshops as part of Daphne. Marko Ahtisaari is attempting to fight opioid dependency with the natural high triggered by music, more German people attend classical music concerts and festivals than football matches, and how music is being used to treat autism. German soprano Simone Kermes perfoms in Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin gets another international concert hall planned by Frank Gehry, and Casio hosts a concert played on digital pianos. In the final subscription concerts of his tenure as Music Director, Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic, and the violinist Miranda Cuckson has developed a strong following for her fearless forays into modern and contemporary music

M Magazine

Women Make Music Fund Publishes Five Year Impact Report

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Women Make Music Fund, launched by PRS Foundation in 2011, has announced the findings of a five year evaluation report, launched in Parliament today (1 March).

Der Tagesspiegel

Die geerdete Diva

Zuhause ist sie im Barock – und dorthin kehrt sie jetzt, nach einem Ausflug zu Strauss, auch wieder zurück: Simone Kermes singt Liebeslieder im Konzerthaus

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Fast ein Schlaraffenland

“Größte kulturelle Extravaganz”: In Berlin ist die Klassik bunt und vital aufgestellt. Und jetzt bekommt die Stadt mit dem Pierre-Boulez-Saal einen weiteren Musikraum. Entworfen hat ihn Stararchitekt Frank Gehry. Das klingt schon mal gut

Berliner Morgenpost

Ein digitaler Mozart

Die Firma Casio wagt im Kammermusiksaal den Klangwettstreit mit einem Bechstein-Konzertflügel

The New York Times

Quaff a Brew and Chill to the Violin With Miranda Cuckson

The violinist Miranda Cuckson, who plays complex works with charismatic devotion, has developed a strong following for her fearless forays into modern and contemporary music

Broadwayworld.com

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Philharmonic in A CONCERT FOR UNITY With Musicians Around the World

In the final subscription concerts of his tenure as Music Director, Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic joined by musicians from orchestras around the world

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Music History @today_classical in 1899 Death of Louise .

Live Music Now  We are delighted to launch our new vision for music in society, entitled “BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE”. Read it here:

Miranda Cuckson plays in the Pop-Up Concerts series. Credit: Ruby Washington/The New York Times

(Written on March 2, 2017 )

Today’s news: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 season collaboration. St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra reinvents Russia’s national music, and Facebook is looking for new legal music licensing management. Metropolitan Museum of Art changes executives, and Micah Holt discusses the generation gap within the classical world.

Washington Post

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic moves beyond cliches

Orchestras should not be locked into playing music of their country of origin. And yet great orchestras retain a special relationship to their national music. To hear the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra play a program of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich is tantamount to a cliche. And yet that’s what they did, under the great Yuri Temirkanov, at the Kennedy Center on Monday night, thanks to Washington Performing Arts — and you’re not going to hear either of those pieces done much better.

Classical Music Magazine

Changing the focus: International Women’s Day events

Our pick of the events celebrating the achievements of women on and around International Women’s Day.

Classic FM

This composer writes out music as it’s performed, and it’s beautifully captivating

It’s not too tricky to name classical music from or inspired by the likes of Germany, Italy, France or Russia. But what if we asked to you think of classical music from Australia? It’s a little harder…

Music Business Worldwide

Now Facebook is Hiring for a Legal Music Licensing Boss

The signals seem clear: the world’s biggest social network, with its 1.9 billion active users, is finally ready to pay something for the use of music on its platform.

NEPA Scene

VIDEO: NEPA Philharmonic trumpeter Micah Holt talks reaching millennials with classical music

Principal trumpet player Micah Holt recognises that all too well, noting that generational gap.

The New York Times

New Music From Silence for the New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, returns to its podium this week. Not coincidentally, so does new music. Cue Lera Auerbach’s Violin Concerto No. 4, written for Leonidas Kavakos and receiving its premiere at David Geffen Hall on Wednesday.

Thomas P. Campbell resigned under pressure on Tuesday as the director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, after months of growing concerns among staff members and some trustees about its financial health and his capacity to lead the largest museum in the country.

Broadway World

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series collaboration.

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Der sanfte Gigant

Er marschierte mit Martin Luther King und war der König des Calypsos. Heute wird der US-amerikanische Sänger und Schauspieler Harry Belafonte 90 Jahre alt. Eine Gratulation.

Concerti

Amadeus, Amadeus

Der Name Mozart zündet immer. Kein Wunder, dass jene Städte, in denen der Komponist zu Lebzeiten verweilte, mit Festivals seiner gedenken

Pizzicato

Naxos baut audiovisuelle Sparte aus

Naxos baut seine Präsenz im Video-Bereich aus. Das geht aus einer Pressemitteilung zur rezenten Label- und Händlertagung von ‘Naxos Deutschland’ hervor.

Klassik.com

Frühere Prager Operndirektorin Eva Herrmannova gestorben

Die frühere Operndirektorin des Prager Nationaltheaters, Eva Hermannová, ist tot. Sie starb bereits Mitte Februar im Alter von 87 Jahren.

Le Monde

Le streaming redonne des couleurs au marché de la musique

Le marché de la musique est effectivement sorti de son marasme. Pour la première fois depuis quinze ans, il affiche une croissance significative.

France Musique

Le chef Louis Langrée est prolongé à la tête de l’Orchestre symphonique de Cincinnati

Louis Langrée signe pour un troisième mandat avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de Cincinnati, aux Etats-Unis, un ensemble qu’il dirige depuis 2013 et qu’il s’apprête à emmener pour la première fois en tournée à l’étranger.

El Mundo

Una generación musical única, reunida en una fotografía

Cristóbal Halffter, 87 años el próximo día 24, tomó ayer el micrófono para dar voz a los protagonistas del homenaje que el Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (Inaem) había organizado en el Auditorio Nacional.

Il Fatto Quotidiano

Addio a Georges Pretre, leggenda del podio. Era il direttore d’orchestra preferito dalla Callas

Il decano dei maestri, francese, aveva 92 anni e non aveva mai smesso di dirigere: era atteso a Milano per tre concerti a marzo

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Classical Music News  AAM appoints Alexander Van Ingen as chief executive

Music History   in 1824 finishes his Octet for Strings and Winds, Op 166.

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(Written on March 1, 2017 )

WildKat PR is happy to announce that we are now working with conductor Alan Tongue and his new project Mozart In The Afternoon.

Alan Tongue is a conductor and musicologist who studied with Sergiu Celibidache,worked for the BBC, and later built his career around the world, from Eastern Europe to South America and the United States.

In 2007, he came across Vaughan Williams’ exercise for the Cambridge D. Mus in the University Library in Cambridge. He took the challenge to transcribe it, leading to the birth of critically-acclaimed project A Cambridge MassThe world premiere took place at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon, with the Bach Choir and New Queen’s Hall Orchestra, before being performed in London and the US.

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Alan is now back to London and is preparing for his upcoming project: Mozart In The Afternoon. The programme is as follows:

  • Divertimento in F, K. 138
  • Piano Concerto No. 13 in C, K. 415
  • Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 ‘The Jupiter’

Alan will conduct newly-founded The Beecham Orchestra, with pianist Iain Farrington (who performed at the 2012 London Olympic Games and composed music for the BBC Proms) and violinist Rick Friedman (co-leader and first violin of the Birmingham Royal Ballet).

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With its unusual timing of 2:30pm, the concert will benefit all sorts of audiences, offering a break from the busy city after lunch, and before the evening’s darkness: the perfect daytime activity.

Mozart In The Afternoon – Tuesday 4th April – 2.30PM

Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ

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(Written on February 20, 2017 )

In today’s news, Vienna celebrates the 150th anniversary of Strauss’ Donauwaltz, and an insight into the role classical crossovers play in radio broadcasting. A classical revolution is arising in Madras, and Mandy Parnell surfaces as a hidden powerhouse influence in modern music. The Grammys tackle race politics from last weekend’s award ceremony, and the Vienna Philharmonic plays an homage to Schubert.

The Guardian

Master blaster: the woman making Björk, Aphex Twin and Eno sound so good

Parnell is one of the country’s leading mastering engineers, and this is where the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Max Richter and Brian Eno come to hear their finished tracks. Parnell has polished a huge number of albums here including, last year, Jamie xx’s In Colour and Aphex Twin’s Syro.

Classical Music Magazine

Chamber concert in aid of Arco project

Students at Birmingham Conservatoire are holding a chamber music concert later this month in aid of the Arco (Cape Gate MIAGI Centre for Music & Birmingham Conservatoire) project, which sees strings students aged between eight and 16 in South Africa participate in weekly instrumental Skype lessons given by academics, current students and alumni of Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Washington Post

Do the Grammys have a race problem? No, their president says — they’re like Trump’s election

The Grammys’ race problem followed the awards show all the way to the stage this year, when a white singer once again beat an acclaimed black artist for the top honor — but this time called attention to the fact.

BBC News

How an Indian maestro is taking classical music to the masses

India’s southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras) is witnessing a musical revolution of sorts.

The Harvard Press

Warner Free Lecture: The ‘other’ sounds of nature in music

Explosive, turbulent, violent—these are not the usual words to describe classical music inspired by the sounds of nature. And yet, by contrast, their musical presence adds richness to the perfect pitch of the hermit thrush’s song, the jazz riffs depicting clouds, the rhythmic sound of the surf at the seaside, and more.

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Wien feiert 150-jähriges Jubiläum des Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss

Die Johann-Strauss-Gesellschaft Wien hat eine Feier zum 150-jährigen Jubiläum des sogenannten Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss (Sohn) ausgerichtet.

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Eine kleine Tagesbegleitmusik

Was Crossover für klassische Musik in öffentlich-rechtlichen Kulturradios bedeutet

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Interview Daniel Barenboim

Man kann seine Visionen wie ein Prophet in die Welt hinaustragen, man kann sie aber auch ganz einfach verwirklichen. Daniel Barenboim gehört zu letztgenannter Spezies: als genialer Pragmatiker, der seine Kräfte und Mittel dazu nutzt, seine Ideen in die Wirklichkeit umzusetzen.

The New York Times

Highlights From the Met Opera’s 2017-18 Season

A starry new production of “Tosca”; the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” based on a Buñuel film; and a Mozart work set in Coney Island are among the highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 season.

The Vienna Philharmonic Remembers Schubert

Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, nicknamed “Unfinished,” forms the centerpiece of a three-part concert series by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra that opens on Friday, Feb. 24.

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Classical Music News Vienna remembers Jewish roots of its most famous tune

Music History  in 1884 FP of ‘s Orchestral Suite No. 2, in Moscow.

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(Written on February 16, 2017 )