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In today’s news: disabled people underrepresented in English arts bodies, what to expect from music this year, Cumnock Tryst appoints Jean Nicholson as festival director. Also, Arvo Pärt is world’s most performed living composer and 20.000 cheap tickets for the Elbphilarmonie.

Guardian

Schools music boost urged as Britons fail to make Menuhin violin finals

Lack of government funding blamed as UK fails to make shortlist.

BME people severely underrepresented in top English arts bodies

Arts Council England figures also show disabled people make up only 4% of staff at major organisations.

Independent

What to expect from music in 2018

A New Year means new music, of course, but what exactly lies ahead?

‘The Brit awards are finally embracing diversity – here’s why we’re not holding our breath just yet’

Last year, after the Brit Award nominations were announced, there was a buzz ahead of the ceremony from every music fan hoping that the #BritsSoWhite uproar had done the trick. That after an overhaul of the voting panel, we might finally see the diversity and innovation in UK music recognised.

Classical Music

Cumnock Tryst appoints festival director

The Cumnock Tryst has appointed Jean Nicholson as festival director.

Limelight

A mouse in the house at the National Symphony Orchestra

Think crinkling candy wrappers are disruptive? A mouse caused quite a commotion at a concert in Washington on the weekend.

Estonian World

Arvo Pärt is the world’s most performed living composer seventh year running

The Estonian composer, Arvo Pärt, has, for the seventh year in a row, been given the title of the “world’s most performed living composer” by the classical music event database, Bachtrack.

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Stuttgarts neuer Ballettchef kündigt weitere personelle Änderungen an

Nach mehr als 20-jähriger Intendanz von Reid Anderson am Stuttgarter Ballett will sein Nachfolger Tamas Detrich Traditionen bewahren, aber auch neue Akzente setzen. Zwei Jahre arbeitete der US-Amerikaner an dem Programm für seine erste Spielzeit, das er nun vorgestellt hat. 

Sondierungen: BVMI fordert klare und ambitionierte Stärkung der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft

Der Bundesverband Musikindustrie hat mit Blick auf die voraussichtlichen Koalitionsverhandlungen deutliche und konsequente Maßnahmen zur Stärkung der Kultur- und Kreativbranchen gefordert. 

Welt

20.000 günstige Tickets für die Elbphilharmonie

Eine Stunde Klassikgenuss in der Elbphilharmonie für maximal 24 Euro pro Ticket. Am Montag stehen 20.000 Karten für die „Konzerte für Hamburg“ bereit. Alle Nicht-Hamburger haben aber leider ein Problem.

Klassik.com

Salzburger Mozarteum weiterhin kopflos

Bei der am vergangenen Freitag stattgefundenen Senatssitzung des Salzburger Mozarteums konnte kein neues interimistisches Universitätsrats-Mitglied gefunden werden.

france musique

Décès de l’organiste Pierre Pincemaille

L’organiste Pierre Pincemaille nous a quittés le vendredi 12 janvier à l’âge de 61 ans. Titulaire des Grandes Orgues de la cathédrale de Saint-Denis depuis 1987, il était également un professeur très apprécié. 

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 Today we’re live streaming our event on diversity in arts & culture from – see the agenda, watch and ask questions here:

Image: Pierre Pincemaille © Vincent Hildebrandt / france musique

(Written on January 15, 2018 )

In today’s news: Classical music in public spaces, charities stepping up to raise mental health awareness in the music industry, 2018 festivals and events commemorating the life of Bernstein, NATO officially adopts their own hymn, French soprano Anne-Sophie Schmidt speaks out on sexual abuse by conductor Charles Dutoit and  the Staatsballett Berlin to show “Swan Lake” on a “black stage”, ie without backdrops and with limited lighting,

Classical Music

Applications open for Cheltenham Baroque singing competition

Young professional singers aged 28 or under are invited to apply for Cheltenham Bach Choir’s Baroque Singing Competition that will take place at Prince Michael Hall, Cheltenham on 25 March.

Classical-Music

A year of Bernstein: The 2018 performance guide

As we enter the year of Bernstein’s centenary, orchestras across the UK are joining in the celebrations and commemorating the life of the composer.

Croydon Advertiser

Why classical music is being played at Croydon’s tram and bus stops

Music by some of the most famous classical composers in the world can be heard play from speakers over the past month.

NATO

NATO adopts official hymn

The hymn was written for the organisation’s anniversary in 1989 by Captain André Reichling, conductor of the Luxembourg Military Band and has been played at many NATO events.

Music Business Worldwide

Addictions and mental health charity Music Support to stage training events in London

UK music industry specialist addictions and mental health charity Music Support will host two training events in London this month.

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French soprano incriminates Dutoit

French soprano Anne-Sophie Schmidt has outspoken on sexual abuse by the conductor Charles Dutoit.

nmz

Medien: Spotify reichte vertraulichen Antrag für Börsengang ein

Der weltgrößte Musikstreaming-Dienst Spotify setzt laut Medienberichten zu seinem seit langem erwarteten Börsengang an.

Musik Heute

Deutsche Oper Berlin: Ballette auf “schwarzer Bühne”

Das Staatsballett Berlin zeigt ab 19. Januar wieder Vorstellungen von “Schwanensee”. Die Aufführungen finden allerdings auf “schwarzer Bühne” statt, also ohne Kulissen und mit eingeschränkter Beleuchtung, teilte das Ensemble am Donnerstag mit.

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Image: © NATO

(Written on January 5, 2018 )

In today’s news: Igor Levit wins the Gilmore Award. Robert Mann has died. Christoph von Dohnányi will take over a new Salome Production at the Berlin Staatsoper. A new electronic organ is being installed at the Vatican. The Bayrische Staatsoper is celebrating 100 years Staatsoper and 200 years National theatre. A piece on cultural heritage in europe and an article with Gustavo Dudamel on Venezuela and music.

The Spectator

Debussy, Tippett and Wagner: the musical treats of 2018

Events that are due to take place in the months to come, most notably the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s Debussy Festival.

Gramophone

Igor Levit receives 2018 Gilmore Artist Award

The prestigious award, worth $300,000, goes to 2016’s Gramophone Recording of the Year winner.

Bury Times

Talented young musicians fundraise for CAFOD at festive concert 

The group, compromising of 28 children played a special seasonal concert last December.

The Guardian

How Mongolia went wild for opera

Discover the reason why so many Mongolians are winning international singing awards.

Digital streaming behind biggest rise in UK music sales for 2 decades

Platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify plus renaissance in vinyl records help fuel fastest annual growth since 1998.

The Telegraph

Royal Opera House tenor rejects ‘in your face’ sexual violence against women on stage

Michael Fabiano resists demands to perform sexually violent scenes on stage and argues the treatment of women in productions should better reflect the modern world.

NPR

Robert Mann, A Founder Of The Juilliard String Quartet, Has Died

Robert Mann, a violinist and one of the founders of the Juilliard String Quartet, died on Monday at home in Manhattan. He was 97 years old.

Musik Heute

Dohnányi übernimmt für Mehta Berliner “Salome”

Bei der Neuproduktion von Richard Strauss’ “Salome” an der Berliner Staatsoper übernimmt Christoph von Dohnányi die musikalische Leitung. 

Klassik.com

Petersdom: Elektronische Orgel ersetzt bisherige Pfeifenorgel

Der Vatikan setzt im Petersdom auf Digitalisierung: bei großen Ereignissen erklingt statt der traditionellen Pfeifenorgel künftig ein digitales Instrument.

Klassik-heute

GMD Kirill Petrenko leitet zwei “Ring”-Zyklen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

In diesem Jahr begeht die Bayerische Staatsoper zwei Jubiläen: 100 Jahre Bayerische Staatsoper und 200 Jahre Nationaltheater. 

Berliner Zeitung

Kulturerbejahr Europa, Kontinent der Möglichkeiten 

Vor drei Tagen begann das Europäische Kulturerbejahr unter dem Motto „Sharing Heritage“. Am 8. Januar wird in Hamburg die nationale Auftaktveranstaltung zu diesem internationalen Großprojekt stattfinden.

El Mundo

Gustavo Dudamel: “Me duele el conflicto entre hermanos en Venezuela”

Gustavo Dudamel (Barquisimeto, 1981) está en medio de muchos frentes. Por un lado, tiene que lidiar con la responsabilidad de ser el director de orquesta más candente del momento […]

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Image: © Kate Molleson for the Guardian

(Written on January 4, 2018 )

In today’s news: Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is one of the brightest young stars in classical music; Leeds International Piano announces 68 pianists for the first round of the competition, Virtual Reality and the future of music. Also, musicians, music therapists and neuroscientists uncover music’s healing power, Klassik Radio launches streaming service „Klassik Radio Select“ and Maria João Pires announces her retirement from public performance and touring.

The Telegraph

Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs The Swan from his debut album Inspiration

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is without a doubt one of the brightest young stars in classical music. And since making history by becoming the first black winner in the 38 years of the BBC Young Musician, in 2016, Kanneh-Mason has been on a whirlwind adventure.

Opera Now

Wexford Festival Opera confirms 2018 programme

Artistic director David Agler has confirmed the repertoire for the main evening operas for the 67th Wexford Festival Opera in 2018.

International Piano

Leeds Piano competitors announced

Sixty-eight pianists have been selected for the first round of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition – eight more than originally planned, due to the ‘extraordinarily high quality of applicants’.

Pitchfork

Is Secretive Virtual Reality Startup Magic Leap Dreaming Up the Future of Music?

A first look at the billion-dollar company’s potentially game-changing collaboration with Sigur Rós.

ABC News

Scientists tune into brain to uncover music’s healing power

The National Institute of Health is bringing together musicians, music therapists and neuroscientists to tap into the brain’s circuitry and figure out how.

Klassik Heute

Klassik Radio startet neuen Musik-Streaming-Dienst „Klassik Radio Select“

Deutschlands meistverbreitetes Privatradio Klassik Radio gab gestern den Startschuss für seinen Musik-Streaming-Dienst „Klassik Radio Select“. 

Klassik.Com

Vorerst keine Theaterfusion in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Die vorbereitete Theaterfusion, die planmäßig ab Anfang 2018 mehrere Bühnen im Nordosten Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns unter einem Dach vereinen sollte, ist vorerst vom Tisch.

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Pianist Igor Levit erhält Beethoven-Ring

In einer Abstimmung haben die Mitglieder der Vereinigung ‘Bürger für Beethoven’ den Pianisten Igor Levit zum Träger des Beethoven-Rings 2017 gewählt.

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Musique et handicap : “Donner accès à l’art pour tous, c’est permettre le développement d’un patrimoine culturel.”

Quelles aides techniques et humaines apporte-t’on aux personnes en situation de handicap souhaitant suivre une formation musicale, voir un spectacle, ou s’engager professionnellement dans la musique ? 

platea magazine

Maria Joao Pires confirma su retirada definitiva de los escenarios en 2018 

Lo que hasta la fecha era un rumor a voces es ya algo confirmado: su agencia de representación ha confirmado que la pianista portuguesa Maria Joao Pires abandona los escenarios de forma definitiva en 2018.

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 Orpheus Chamber Music Competition kürt ihre Gewinner

Image: Sheku Kanneh-Mason © The Telegraph/Lars Borges

(Written on December 19, 2017 )

In today’s news: Egyptian singer sentenced to two years in prison for “inciting debauchery”, ballet about Rudolf Nureyev debuts five months later than planned, music startup Beatroot falls into liquidation. Also, sexual allegations affecting classical music industry, New York Philharmonic raises $50m for launch fund and Opera Stuttgart intending to attract the younger generation.

BBC News

Nureyev debuts but director still under arrest

A ballet about the famous Soviet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who defected to the West has premiered – five months later than planned.

The Telegraph

Egyptian singer Shyma sent to prison for two years over ‘explicit’ music video of her eating a banana

An Egyptian pop singer has been sentenced to two years in prison for “inciting debauchery” after a music video showing her suggestively eating a banana was ruled to be too sexually explicit.

Forward

Should James Levine’s Alleged Sexual Abuse Make Us Reconsider His Music?

By now, the question is familiar: How should those who distribute and consume art deal with the artistic legacy of someone accused of sexual harassment and assault?

Slate

Advocates Have Found Five Qualities Associated With Sexual Violence. The Classical Music World Hits Four of Them.

Last week, the American sex abuse crisis reached the most elite and rarefied echelon of “entertainment”: the opera house. And while most Americans may never have seen The Marriage of Figaro, the classical music field is a surprisingly tidy case study in the environmental factors that make sexual abuse—and its cover-up—possible.

Music Business Worldwide

UK Music Startup Beatroot Falls Into Liquidation

British music tech startup Beatroot has ceased trading.

The New York Times

The Philharmonic, Under New Management, Raises $50 Million — Fast

In a show of donor confidence in its new leadership, the deficit-challenged New York Philharmonic announced Tuesday that it had raised $50 million to help it balance its budgets in the coming seasons as it rolls out its next music director, Jaap van Zweden.

Kulturradio rbb

Soziale Lage von Lehrkräften an deutschen Musikschulen ist “desaströs” 

Ihnen geht es immer schlechter, so das Ergebnis einer bundesweiten Studie der Gewerkschaft ver.di.

Klassik.Com

Theaterreform in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern im Winterschlaf?

Der Theaterreform in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ist ins Stocken geraten. Eigentlich sollten die Theater Stralsund, Greifswald, Neubrandenburg und Neustrelitz ab 2018 unter gemeinsamem Dach als Staatstheater Nordost zusammengeführt werden.

Musik Heute

Stuttgarter Oper will sich mehr für Schüler öffnen

Die Stuttgarter Oper will sich künftig stärker öffnen – vor allem für junge Besucher.

Le Monde

Les raisons de l’alliance entre Tencent et Spotify dans le streaming musical

Le leader chinois du secteur et le champion suédois ont échangé des participations pour lancer une collaboration renforcée.

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  Entries are open for 24 categories in the Music Week Awards 2018 and the deadline is now less than a month away

Image: Jaap van Zweden at Avery Fisher Hall © Classical Music/Chris Lee

(Written on December 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: Help musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health services for the music industry, Rosemary Johnson steps down as RPS executive director in summer 2018, Primephonic iOS app goes online. Also, Chandos catalogue to be available on all streaming platforms, Ravinia Festival cuts ties with James Levine and the fusion of Staatstheater and Staatsorchester Mainz.

Classical Music

Rosemary Johnson to stand down as RPS executive director

Rosemary Johnson is to step down from her role as executive director of the Royal Philharmonic Society in summer 2018.

Chandos to release catalogue on streaming platforms

The complete Chandos catalogue will become available on all streaming platforms worldwide from January 2018.

The Herald

Music venues ‘should be protected from sound-proofing bills’

LIVE music venues should be protected from expensive sound-proofing bills if houses are built nearby, politicians have said.

Music Week

Primephonic launches iOS app for mobile classical music listening

Yesterday (December 5) Primephonic, the high resolution streaming service dedicated to classical music, has expanded its offering to include a dedicated iOS app for on-the-go high-quality listening.

Hypebot

IDAGIO Raises $9.5M To Expand Classical Music Streaming Service

Berlin based IDAGIO has raised a $9.5 million Series A round to expand its classical music focused streaming service.

Mixmag

Help musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health services for the music industry

UK organization Help Musicians, which has been working to provide mental health assistance and education for artists and music industry professionals, has officially launched its 24/7 services.

The Strad

No fine for André Rieu as court sides with violinist over Dutch child employment law violation

Child pan pipers involved in series of Maastricht concerts in 2015 worked beyond allowable hours – but were not employed by Rieu, court concedes.

Chicago Tribune

Ravinia Festival cuts all ties with former music director James Levine over sexual misconduct allegations

The Ravinia Festival, where James Levine served as music director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s summer residencies from 1973 to 1993, has severed all ties with the famed conductor amid allegations of sexual misconduct currently under investigation by authorities in Lake County and at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Staatstheater und Staatsorchester Mainz sollen fusionieren

Das Philharmonische Staatsorchester Mainz soll wieder in das Staatstheater Mainz integriert werden. Das vereinfache die Organisation und Doppelstrukturen fielen weg, erklärte der Intendant des Staatstheaters, Markus Müller.

Musik Heute

Leipzigs Musik-Tradition erhält Kulturerbe-Siegel

Die Musik-Tradition der Stadt Leipzig wird mit dem Europäischen Kulturerbe-Siegel gewürdigt. Wie das sächsische Kunstministerium mitteilte, wird die Europäische Kommission das Siegel im März 2018 verleihen.

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DOV fordert, DDR-Gelder für Orchester und Theater einzusetzen

Die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung DOV fordert, die Mittel aus der Auflösung des Vermögens früherer DDR-Organisationen im Bundesland Sachsen-Anhalt vor allem für strukturell unterfinanzierte Orchester und Theater einzusetzen.

Le Parisien

Diva des Yvelines : le chef d’orchestre et l’avocate condamnés pour abus de faiblesse

Le maestro Jean-Christophe Keck a écopé ce lundi de 9 mois de prison avec sursis pour abus de faiblesse sur Eva Rehfuss, une cantatrice suisse morte à 85 ans fin 2008. L’avocate de Versailles, Me Michèle Gruffaz, a elle été condamnée à 12 mois avec sursis.

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 We are delighted that, after the sensational , Sir Richard Armstrong will return to conduct next Spring’s ! Now touring to SIX venues across the UK:

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(Written on December 6, 2017 )

In today’s news: Holden Madagame goes from mezzo soprano to tenor, vinyl industry continues to rise, INES announces first acts to be part of the talent exchange programme. Also, RAM appoints Nikolaj Znaider as visiting professor of music, New York City Ballet investigates sexual harassment claim against its longtime leader Peter Martins and study reveals the cause of fascination for negative emotions in music. 

Independent

Millions of Brits never attend opera because it’s ‘too posh’, ‘too long’ and ‘too expensive’, survey finds

Uncertainty over appropriate etiquette relating to applause and toilet breaks also deters public from attending performances of Carmen, La Boheme and The Barber of Seville.

Holden Madagame: The trans opera singer who went from mezzo soprano to tenor

The performer, who was accepted by the Glyndebourne Academy to work on his vocal technique after taking testosterone, talks about finally being accepted by the opera world .

Classical Music

Vinyl sales continue to rise

More than 1 million vinyl LPs are expected to be purchased this December, according to the BPI.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra wins National Dementia Friendly Award

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has won a National Dementia Friendly Award in the Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year – Small and Medium category.

Music Teacher

RAM appoints Nikolaj Znaider as visiting professor

The Royal Academy of Music has appointed violinist and conductor Nikolaj Znaider as Viotti visiting professor of music.

Music Business Worldwide

First acts chosen for innovation network of European showcases exchange

Almost 100 European acts have been selected to be part of the talent exchange programme of the Innovation Network of European Showcases (INES).

The New York Times

New York City Ballet Investigates Sexual Harassment Claim Against Peter Martins

Peter Martins, the longtime leader of New York City Ballet, has been removed from teaching his weekly class at the School of American Ballet while the two organizations jointly investigate an accusation of sexual harassment against him.

Codex Flores

Weshalb uns negative Emotionen in der Musik faszinieren

Was reizt uns an einem Musikstück, das negative Emotionen in uns hervorruft? Forscher des Max-Planck-Instituts für empirische Ästhetik haben ein psychologisches Erklärungsmodell für dieses scheinbar paradoxe Phänomen entwickelt. 

Pizzicato

Evan Christ bleibt bis 2014 Generalmusikdirektor in Cottbus

Die für das Staatstheater Cottbus zuständige Brandenburgische Kulturstiftung hat die Verträge von Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ und von Intendant Martin Schüler bis zum 31. Juli 2024 verlängert.

Klassik.Com

Komponist Beat Furrer wird Mitglied des Österreichischen Kunstsenats

Der gebürtige Schweizer tritt in dem 21-köpfigen Gremium, das die Anliegen der Kunst in der Öffentlichkeit vertritt, an die Stelle der im letzten Jahr verstorbenen Ilse Aichinger. Im Kunstsenat kann nur Mitglied werden, wer mit dem Großen Österreichischen Staatspreis ausgezeichnet worden ist; Furrer erhielt die Auszeichnung im Jahr 2014.

Platea Magazine

Davide Livermore anuncia hoy su dimisión al frente del Palau de Les Arts 

El argumento principal de fondo es la falta de apoyo institucional que ha encontrado por parte del Gobierno valenciano. Livermore anunciará hoy lo que es una decisión irrevocable, llevado por motivos personales y profesionales. 

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 Barbara Hannigan: « Ich mache keinen künstlerischen Unterschied zwischen moderner Musik, Klassik oder Barock »

Image: © Beloborod/Shutterstock

(Written on December 5, 2017 )

In today’s news: Southampton project brings diversity to classical music, composer Bent Sørensen wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award, EBU celebrates its 50th birthday. Also, the importance of earplugs for orchestral musicians, the extension of Luxembourg Music Publishers catalogue and Opera Stuttgart moves into a post building. 

Financial Times

Sharp-edged, punchy music from the London Sinfonietta

A concert at St John’s, Smith Square, which exemplified the ensemble’s unique character.

Daily Echo

Ground-breaking project to bring diversity to classic music

More than 280 Southampton children were part of a ground-breaking project to bring diversity to classical music.

The Times

BA grounded me because of my wheelchair, says musician

Gil Dori was stuck in a queue at security when he says that he was told there was no time to load his wheelchair on to the plane.

BBC Music Magazine

European Broadcasting Union celebrates 50th Birthday

BBC Concert Orchestra marks anniversary of the first EBU transmission.

Classical Music

Bent Sørensen wins 2018 Grawemeyer Award

Danish composer Bent Sørensen has won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for a triple concerto.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Hail Fellows, Well Met! 2017 Adlers Finale, 2018 Adlers Arrival

Besides bringing some of Europe’s greatest artists to San Francisco — most of them still unknown in the U.S. — Adler also cultivated local young talent, and he established the Merola Opera Program in 1957.

Limelight

Earplugs essential for orchestral musicians, study finds

A new study from the Netherlands has found that earplugs are essential for orchestral musicians, revealing that physical measures such as placing screens between sections or creating more space between players are largely ineffective.

Pizzicato

Luxembourg Music Publishers enlarge online catalogue

Luxembourg Music Publishers, a non-profit organisation promoting composers announces that it’s catalogue will soon exceed 500 references.

Scala entlässt Mitarbeiter wegen Aktivitäten auf dem Schwarzmarkt

Wegen unehrlicher Geschäfte mit Eintrittskarten hat die Mailänder Scala einen Mitarbeiter seiner Theaterkasse entlassen.

Concerti

Im Tod vereint

Mit Umberto Giordanos Oper „Andrea Chénier“ wird am 7. Dezember erstmals die starbesetzte Saison-Eröffnung der Scala live in deutschen Kinos gezeigt.

Klassik.com

Kunst- und Kulturpreis der deutschen Katholiken für Komponist Mark Andre

Der deutsch-französische Komponist Mark Andre hat den Kunst- und Kulturpreis der deutschen Katholiken erhalten.

Musik Heute

Oper Stuttgart will in altes Paketpostamt umziehen

Nach jahrelanger Debatte haben sich die Württembergischen Staatstheater für das alte Paketpostamt in Stuttgart als Ausweichspielort während der Generalsanierung des Opernhauses entschieden. 

Codex Flores

72. Concours de Genève: Gewinner des Kompositionswettbewerbs

Der 23-jährige Koreaner Jaehyuck Choi ist Gewinner des Kompositionswettbewerbs des 72. Concours de Genève. Zweitplatziert ist der 32-jährige Israeli Yair Klartag.

France musique

Les femmes qui dirigent des orchestres ? « Pas la tasse de thé » de Mariss Jansons

Dans une interview accordée au journal The Telegraph, le chef Mariss Jansons a déclaré ne pas être habitué à voir des femmes diriger des ensembles, et que cela n’était pas vraiment sa « tasse de thé ». Après la polémique suscitée par ses propos, le chef d’orchestre est revenu sur sa déclaration. 

Mundoclassico.com

Tilson Thomas deja la San Francisco Symphony

El director norteamericano Michael Tilson Thomas (Los Ángeles, 1944) acaba de anunciar que abandona su puesto al frente de la Sinfónica de San Francisco en cuanto finalice la temporada 2019-20.

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   in 1909 FP of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with Walter Damrosch conducting

Image: Southhampton school pupils © Daily Echo/Rachel Adams

(Written on November 28, 2017 )

In today’s news: Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at the age of 55, music in outer space, Bramwell Tovey becomes principal conductor of BBC Orchestra. Also, RTÉ orchestra cuts to see everywhere,  Cristian Măcelaru and Francesco Piemontesi at National Theatre Munich and Lukáš Vondráček at NDR Landesfunkhaus.

The Guardian

Why do we keep sending music to outer space?

Sónar festival is beaming cutting-edge dance music to an exoplanet 12 light years from Earth. But can such experiments ever be more than hubris? 

Classic FM

Want to feel good about the future of music? Take a look at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

As Royal Birmingham Conservatoire boasts a brand-new building and royal status, we went along to find out what they have to offer. And it’s more than just classical music…

BBC Music Magazine

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017): leading Russian baritone dies aged 55

It is with great sadness that we learn that the Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died aged 55 following a long battle with brain cancer.

BBC Concert Orchestra announces Bramwell Tovey as new principal conductor

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra music director steps into a new role.

Music Teacher

YolanDa Brown to become new Youth Music chair

Saxophonist, band leader, composer and broadcaster YolanDa Brown is to become the new chair of Youth Music.

New Scientist

Your music tastes can be changed by using magnets on your brain

Can’t stand the new Taylor Swift track? A quick jolt to the brain might change your mind.

Irish Times

RTÉ’s orchestra cuts will be seen everywhere, from weddings to schools

The devil is in the detail. When RTÉ announced its latest review of orchestral services, the man in charge of the RTÉ orchestras, Aodán Ó Dubhghaill, was quoted on the history those orchestras and the importance of orchestral life in European society.

Limelight Magazine

The Australian Chamber Orchestra plays Buckingham Palace

The Australian Chamber Orchestra wrapped up its European tour with a very special performance at Buckingham Palace on the weekend.

The full Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea

The opera may be 375 years old, but with its sex, murder, and lust for power, it feels as contemporary as the latest HBO hit.

Tagesspiegel

Antonella Manacorda dirigiert das DSO Violinseufzer

Hommage an den verstorbenen Dirigenten Jirí Belohlávek: Das DSO spielt Schumann unter der Leitung von Antonello Manacorda.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Der innere Vogel

Der gefeierte rumänische Newcomer-Dirigent Cristian Măcelaru und der Pianist Francesco Piemontesi begeistern im Münchner Nationaltheater mit einem Ungarn-Abend.

Concerti

Bei Wein, Weib und Gesang vom Leben inspirieren lassen

In der Reihe „Talente entdecken“ gastiert Lukáš Vondráček im NDR Landesfunkhaus.

Concerti

Musikalische Wiederentdeckung

Mozarts „Mitridate“-Oper verdrängte andere Fassung von der Bühne. Dabei lohnt sich auch die Opernversion von Porpora.

Le Monde

Match Franz Schubert – Philip Glass au Collège des Bernardins

Avantage à Glass dans la confrontation de ses quatuors à cordes face à ceux de Schubert, programmée jusqu’au 26 novembre, à Paris.

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Image: Dmitri Hvorostovsky © BBC Music Magazine

(Written on November 22, 2017 )

In today’s news: David Lewis leaves Opera Australia after child sexual abuse allegations, classical music events app Jubal goes online, ECM Records makes entire catalogue available on streaming platforms. Also, San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, Brexit-Big-Band goes on tour and the French organist Michel Chapius is dead.

The Guardian

Singer David Lewis leaves Opera Australia after child sexual abuse charges

Allegations against 58-year-old tenor and longstanding member of nation’s top opera company date back to the 1990s.

BBC Music Magazine

ECM launches entire catalogue to major streaming platforms

Having previously resisted making their content available on streaming services, ECM Records have now launched on Apple Music, Spotify and more.

Opera Wire

British Opera Director Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual harassment scandals continue the opera world as British theater and opera director Ramin Gray has been accused of sexually molesting a number of actresses.

Classical Music

Classical music events app launched

The new Jubal app allows users to access details of classical music concerts involving specific artists, venues and dates.

Delia Derbyshire honoured with posthumous PhD

Delia Derbyshire, best known as creator of the Doctor Who theme tune, will be awarded an honorary PhD from Coventry University for her contribution to electronic music.

The Herald

Former RSNO chief to lead Los Angeles Philharmonic

The former chief executive of Scotland’s national orchestra is to lead one of the world’s most prestigious ensembles.

Broadway World

San Francisco Opera presents World Premiere of GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST

On November 21, San Francisco Opera will present the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, the newest opera by American composer John Adams.

nmz

EU-Austritt vertont: Brexit-Big-Band geht auf Tour

Während sich die Politik darum streitet, wie der EU-Austritt Großbritanniens aussehen soll, hat ein Künstler den Brexit bereits musikalisch interpretiert.

Klassik.com

Französischer Organist Michel Chapuis gestorben

Chapuis war vor allem als Spezialist für das Barockrepertoire bekannt; so machte er sich als einer der führenden Interpreten der Orgelwerke von Dietrich Buxtehude und Johann Sebastian Bach einen Namen.

Musik Heute

Mehr Orgeln von Schimmel befallen – Experten erforschen Ursachen

Seit 20 Jahren rätseln Organisten, Kantoren und Restauratoren immer öfter über Schimmel an historischen Orgeln. Die Ursachen seien vielfältig und nicht pauschal auf Klimaveränderungen zu reduzieren.

Codex Flores

Die Umwegrentabilität des Lucerne Festivals

Laut einer Studie der Universität St. Gallen beläuft sich der volkswirtschaftliche Mehrwert, den Lucerne Festival in der Region schafft, auf jährlich rund 22,6 Millionen Franken.

Pizzicato

Christoph Heesch gewinnt Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreis

Die Jury des Fanny Mendelssohn Förderpreises hat den Preis dem jungen Cellisten Christoph Heesch verliehen. « Er überzeugte nicht nur durch sein intensives und facettenreiches Spiel, sondern auch durch ein innovatives Aufnahme-Konzept für seine Debüt CD », heißt es in einer Mitteilung.

Platea Magazin

José Bros celebra con un recital los 25 años de su debut en el Liceu de Barcelona

El próximo 26 de noviembre el tenor barcelonés celebrará los 25 años de su debut en el Gran Teatro del Liceu, desde que cantara Anna Bolena de forma un tanto inesperada junto a la soprano Edita Gruberova.

France Musique

Le milieu de la musique classique réagit après les réformes chocs du ministère de la Culture

Le document confidentiel du ministère de la Culture que France Musique a pu se procurer fait réagir le milieu de la musique classique. Entre inquiétude et incompréhension, les principaux intéressés regrettent la vision exclusivement comptable des réformes envisagées.

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  in 1937 FP of ‘s 5th Symphony with Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Image © BBC Music Magazine

(Written on November 21, 2017 )