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In today’s news: St John’s Smith Square announces 12-hour music marathon, applications for NYO Inspire open, and MBW launches inspiring women series, supported by ingrooves music group. Maria José Siri to replace Carmen Giannattasio in “Il trovatore”, Basel Sinfonietta looks back on successful season 16/17, and Ernesto Palacio appointed new director of Rossini Opera Festival.

Classical Music Magazine

St John’s Smith Square announces 12-hour music marathon

St John’s Smith Square will host a free 12-hour music marathon as part of Open House London Weekend.

Music Teacher

Applications for NYO Inspire open

The National Youth Orchestra (NYO) is inviting applications for the 2018 intake of its Inspire scheme. Those selected for the programme will work alongside NYO tutors and musicians in workshops, sectionals and full tutti rehearsals.

International Piano

Can Çakmur wins Scottish International Piano Competition

Turkish pianist Can Çakmur has been named as the 11th winner of the Scottish International Piano Competition (SIPC). The 20-year-old receives £10,000, the Sir Alexander Stone Memorial Trophy and the Frederic Lamond gold medal, and will perform with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) in its 2018/19 season.

The Strad

Canadian violinist Marc Djokic wins $125,000 Prix Goyer

Biennial prize for ’collaborative emerging artist’ offers package of cash and in-kind professional development benefits

Music Business Worldwide

MBW launches inspiring women series, supported by ingrooves music group

Music Business Worldwide is proud to launch a new monthly feature series specifically designed to tell the stories of successful women in the global industry.

Classic FM

Heartbroken pianist plays non-stop in public, hoping to win back the love of his life

This musician won’t stop playing the piano until he wins back his ex-girlfriend.

Limelight

Matthew Kneale wins 2017 Freedman Classical Fellowship

The bassoonist spoke to Limelight about his world tour project following his Fellowship win.

Klassik Heute

Maria José Siri als Leonora im Wiener “Il trovatore”

Carmen Giannattasio muss krankheitsbedingt ihr geplantes Rollendebüt an der Wiener Staatoper als Leonora in Il trovatore am 13. September 2017 absagen.

Codex Flores

Lieder der Mäuse helfen ihr Sozialverhalten entschlüsseln

Ähnlich wie Vögel sind auch Mäuse geborene Sangeskünstler. Ihre für Menschen unhörbaren Töne fügen sie in vielen, komplexen Mustern aneinander, um untereinander zu kommunizieren.

Klassik.com

Basel Sinfonietta mit erfolgreicher Saison 2016/17

Die Basel Sinfonietta hat eine erfolgreiche Bilanz der vergangenen Konzertsaison gezogen.

France Musique

Ernesto Palacio nommé surintendant du Rossini Opera Festival

Suite à la démission surprise de Gianfranco Mariotti de la tête du Rossini Opera Festival le 7 septembre dernier, l’assemblée des fondateurs de la manifestation de Pesaro vient d’annoncer la nomination du nouveau surintendant en la personne d’Ernesto Palacio, ténor péruvien.

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Music Teacher: Applications for NYO Inspire open

(Written on September 12, 2017 )

In today’s news: Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Outrage as St Sepulchre’s stops taking bookings from musicians, and what tune does Big Ben chime? Bebersee Festival to open with family concert, Dudamel’s tour in Venezuela has been cancelled, and Andreas Ambühl has to give up music career.

The Times

La Scala’s Riccardo Chailly: how to run an opera house with a diva of an audience

Riccardo Chailly, music director of La Scala, explains how he handles the heckles at home, as his orchestra prepares to play the Proms

International Piano

Yamaha announces best-ever piano upgrade bonus

Yamaha has announced details of its annual piano upgrade promotion, which offers the company’s best ever part-exchange deals.

Apollo

Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities

In a letter sent on Friday, all the remaining members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned in protest at President Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn far-right protests in Charlottesville.

Classical Music Magazine

Outrage as St Sepulchre’s stops taking bookings from musicians

The church, where Sir Henry Wood is buried, is regularly used by ensembles such as the London Youth Choir and City Chorus, but will close its hiring programme from 2018.

Classic FM

What tune does Big Ben chime? And everything else you wanted to know about the country’s most famous bell

Before it’s silenced for four years because of restoration work, we’re delving into the history of the most famous clock tower – and bell – in the world

Limelight

Massenet, The Nose and Meistersinger headline OA’s 2018

Stars on offer include Nicole Car, Jessica Pratt, Leo Nucci, Ferruccio Furlanetto, John Tomlinson and Michael Fabiano.

Broadway World

Following Casting Controversy; Albee Estate Proves Diversity Is Allowed

As BroadwayWorld reported in May, controversy recently erupted over an Oregon production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter posted the below statement after receiving news from the Edward Albee estate.

Klassik Heute

Das Bebersee Festival eröffnet mit einem Familienkonzert

Das 15. Bebersee Festival eroöffnet in Kürze mit Beethoven und Goldberg-Variationen.

Musik Heute

Nach Maduro-Kritik: Venezuela streicht Tour von Stardirigent Dudamel

Caracas – Nach seiner Kritik an Staatschef Nicolás Maduro hat Venezuelas Regierung eine für September geplante Tour des Stardirigenten Gustavo Dudamel mit dem nationalen Jugendorchester gestrichen.

Codex Flores

Tinnitus beendet Berufsmusikerkarriere

In ungewöhnlicher Offenheit kommuniziert das Ensemble Tritonus über das Karrierende seines Mitglieds Andreas Ambühl – wegen eines unerträglich gewordenen Tinnitus.

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Classical Music Magazine: Photo credit: Making Music

(Written on August 22, 2017 )

In today’s news: Operalia 2017 finalists announced, Radio 4 to continue Saturday Review, and scientists have found the lowest note in the universe. Woman destroys ex-husband’s 800.000€ worth violin collection, conductor Paul Angerer dies aged 90, and Konzerthaus Berlin launches season 2017/18.

Opera Now

Operalia 2017 finalists announced

The singers will perform under the baton of Plácido Domingo, accompanied by the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra, on 29 July.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 4 to continue Saturday Review

Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams has reversed her decision to cancel Saturday Review, confirming that the show will continue beyond the autumn.

The Violin Channel

London’s Hattori Foundation 2017 Career-Support Bursary Winners Announced

Awarded annually to instrumentalists and ensembles ages 21 and 27 who show outstanding promise for an international career.

Classic FM

Did you know scientists have found the lowest note in the universe (and it’s a B flat)

The sound emitted by the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Perseus cluster is the lowest sound ever detected in the universe.

Pizzicato

Next: Gay musicians will be banned from stage

Yesterday, Trump, the liar, outrageously banned transgender people from military service.

France musique

Au Japon, une femme détruit 54 violons appartenant à son ex-mari

Au Japon, une femme de 34 ans a été arrêtée pour avoir détruit 54 violons et 70 archets appartenant à son ex-mari.

Der Tagesspiegel

Paul Angerer mit 90 Jahren gestorben

Der österreichische Musiker, Dirigent und Komponist Paul Angerer ist im Alter von 90 Jahren gestorben.

Klassik.com

Stuttgarter Staatsoper mit geringerem Zuschauerzuspruch in der vergangenen Spielzeit

Die Staatstheater Stuttgart, unter deren Dach Schauspiel, Oper und Ballett zusammengefasst sind, haben eine Bilanz der Spielzeit 2016/17 gezogen.

KlassikHeute

Die Saison 2017/18 im Konzerthaus Berlin

Eugene Mursky eröffnet die neue Saison der C. Bechstein Klavierabende im Konzerthaus Berlin am 22. September 2017 um 20 Uhr.

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The Strad: woman who destroyed husbands instrument collection

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(Written on July 27, 2017 )

In today’s news, The Brighton Early Music Festival co-artistic director Clare Norburn to step down, cellist Yo-Yo Ma steps in to save floating concert hall, and Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection announce weekend of why music is the key to memory. Conductor Michael Gielen celebrates his 9oth birthday, the reconstruction of Bayreuther Festpielhaus was more expensive than thought, and new international composer’s competition.

Classical Music Magazine

BREMF co-artistic director Clare Norburn to step down

The Brighton Early Music Festival (BREMF) has announced that Clare Norburn will be stepping down from her position as co-artistic director after the 2017 Festival in order to concentrate on her career as a writer.

The Strad

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma steps in to save floating concert hall

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has written a letter to the New York Review of Books appealing for the concert boat designed by ‘America’s master builder’ Louis Kahn to be saved.

Pizzicato

Salaries of Louisville Orchestra musicians to increase

Before starting its 80th season, the Louisville Orchestra (Kentucky) announced a three-year contract agreement with the musicians, which is set to run through May 31, 2020.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection announce Why Music? The Key to Memory

Radio 3 is to return to the Wellcome Collection this autumn for a free weekend of events and broadcasts exploring the relationship between music, memory and the mind.

LimeLight

Boyd Owen wins Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship

Limelight speaks to the tenor and to runner up Jessica Harper about what the competition means for their careers.

NMZ

„Für die Musik darf man ruhig das Gehirn bemühen“ – Dirigent Michael Gielen feiert seinen 90.Geburtstag

Welcher Dirigent kann schon von sich sagen, mitten in einem Premieren-Dirigat mit Hühnerbeinen beworfen worden zu sein?

Klassik.com

Sanierung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses wird voraussichtlich teurer

Die Sanierung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses wird voraussichtlich teurer als bislang angenommen.

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Internationaler Kompositionswettbewerb “Neue Szenen” ausgeschrieben

Bis zum 15. September 2017 können sich junge Komponistinnen und Komponisten im Alter bis 35 Jahre mit ihrer Arbeitsprobe für ein musiktheatrales Werk bewerben.

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The Strad: Yo-Yo Ma

Merken

(Written on July 20, 2017 )

In today’s news: La Scala ushers send under-dressed audience members to H&M, Philharmonia announces 2017/18 Composers’ Academy intake, and new research finds that a third of musicians suffer from eating disorders. Lutenist launches crowd funding for his new CD, and conductor stops half way through a performance to do some karaoke. Award for Lucia Alberti, Johannes Braun becomes Coburg’s first Kapellmeister, and Konzerthaus Berlin breaks visitor record.

Opera Now

La Scala ushers send under-dressed audience members to H&M

With Italy suffering one of its hottest summers in recent years, those attending performance at La Scala have been failing to observe the house’s dress code

Classical Music Magazine

Philharmonia announces 2017/18 Composers’ Academy intake

The Philharmonia Orchestra has announced its 2017/18 Composers’ Academy intake, which offers the opportunity for three talented emerging composers to write an original chamber work for a Philharmonia ensemble each year.

The Strad

New research finds a third of musicians suffer from eating disorders

The survey of over 300 instrumentalists, singers, composers and conductors found that stress, depression, anxiety and perfectionism are experienced at high levels throughout the profession.

Pizzicato

Paul Kieffer launches crowd funding for his new lute CD

American Lutenist Paul Kieffer (*1990) has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise money got his third CD of lute pieces that will be recorded in August.

Classic FM

A conductor stopped half way through a performance of Cinderella to do some karaoke

Conductor Vinicius Kattah decided to take a little break during a performance of Cinderella and treat the tech ops to some superb lip-sync

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Philharmonia announces 2017/18 Composers’ Academy intake 

The Philharmonia Orchestra has announced its 2017/18 Composers’ Academy intake, which offers the opportunity for three talented emerging composers to write an original chamber work for a Philharmonia ensemble each year.

The Guardian

Daniel Barenboim calls for European unity in Proms speech 

Venerated pianist and conductor speaks out against nationalism and ‘isolationist tendencies’ at Royal Albert Hall concert.

Klassik Heute

Auszeichnung für Lucia Aliberti beim Classic Open Air in Berlin

Vom 20. bis 24. Juli 2017 verwandelt sich der Berliner Gendarmenmarkt wieder in die großartige Kulisse der Veranstaltungen des Classic Open Air-Festivals, bei dem alljährlich an fünf Abenden ein festliches Programm mit Stars der Oper, der Chor- und Orchesterszene, mit Pianisten und Jazz-Musikern stattfindet.

Pizzicato

Johannes Braun wird Erster Kapellmeister in Coburg

Die vakant gewordene Stelle des Ersten Kapellmeister am Landestheater Coburg wird mit Johannes Braun besetzt.

Klassik.com

Konzerthaus Berlin mit Besucherrekord in der Spielzeit 2016/17

Das Konzerthaus Berlin blickt auf eine erfolgreiche Spielzeit 2016/17 zurück. Die Bilanz der vergangenen Konzertsaison weist eigenen Angaben zufolge Rekordergebnisse aus

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Opera Now: La Scala

(Written on July 18, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: music lessons have become increasingly harder to access in schools, and Urban Development has announced today (March 27) that it has secured nearly £600,000 in funding for 2017/18. Dozens of musicians from across the south have completed a unique orchestral decathlon and an interview with Christian Poltéra, Tetzlaff Quartett compares pieces from Schubert and Haydn, and Konstantin Wecker explores the history of seven songs from Puccini and Orff to Hannes Wader and Billy Joel.

The Guardian

Music education is now only for the white and the wealthy

Music lessons have become increasingly harder to access in schools. To enable more children to learn, we must stop teaching in such an academic way

The Telegraph

The Tyrannical Conductor Who Changed Music Forever

Over a career of nearly seventy years, from 1887 until his retirement in 1954, he came to dominate the musical scene like no-one else.

Music Week

Urban Development announces £600k funding boost for 2017/18

Urban Development has announced today (March 27) that it has secured nearly £600,000 in funding for 2017/18.

ITV

Musicians in Tune for Comic Relief Marathon

Dozens of musicians from across the south have completed a unique orchestral decathlon – ten well known pieces of classical music performed in one day, all for Comic Relief.

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„Das klingt wunderschön, aber das bin nicht ich”

Christian Poltéra über sein Stradivari-Cello, seinen prominenten Lehrer – und über sein erstes Konzert nach nur sieben Unterrichtsstunden

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Schubert kann sehr kalt sein

Franz Schuberts Kammermusik lässt mitunter frösteln. Doch auch Joseph Haydn lädt nicht immer zum Kuscheln ein. Das Tetzlaff Quartett stellt beide gegenüber und produziert wohlige Gänsehaut.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Manche Lieder sind textlich und musikalisch vollkommen«

Für den Liedermacher Konstantin Wecker war Musik von Puccini und Orff mindestens so wichtig wie von Hannes Wader, Mercedes Sosa und Billy Joel. Zu sieben Songs gibt es eine Geschichte.

classicfm

Student to run half marathon dressed as a viola in world record attempt

A viola student from Birmingham Conservatoire is trying to break the world record for the fastest half marathon dressed as a musical instrument.

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

5 Questions to Jace Clayton (composer, author, DJ)

Composer and author Jace Clayton is an artist in tireless pursuit of sonic inspiration.

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František Brikcius  Russian  cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007)  was born 90 years ago

Stuttgarter Zeitung @StZ_NEWS SKS Russ: Die Saisonpläne 2017/18: Klassik mit Sprengkraft

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(Written on March 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: conductor Bernard Haitink awarded highest Dutch civil honour, and thousands urge council to reject proposals to scrap music tutors in Aberdeen. Famous US festival takes place in Berlin concert hall, and there’s a new record of candidates for Richard Strauss competition. Composers Márta and György Kurtág receive this year’s Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, the European Union Baroque Orchestra quits Britain over Brexit migration clampdown, and a classical lover’s guide to the Oscars

Music Business Worldwide

Are the Major Labels in Danger of Turning Music Streaming into a Monopoly Owned by Apple?

While streaming services are losing millions of dollars, artists and songwriters are fighting to get compensated fairly for creating the songs that make those services popular.  The rates paid per stream remain fractions of pennies.

The Violin Channel

Conductor Bernard Haitink Appointed Highest Dutch Civil Honour

Conductor Bernard Haitink has been appointed a ‘Commander of the Order of the Netherlands’ – the country’s oldest and most distinguished civil order

Press and Journal 

Thousands urge council to reject proposals to scrap music tutors in Aberdeen schools

Thousands of people have signed a petition in protest at proposals which could result in the city council scrapping music tuition in its schools.

Der Tagesspiegel

Start des USA-Festivals im Konzerthaus des Berliner Gendarmenmarkt

Schmelztiegel-Kultur: Gershwin und Bernstein zum Auftakt des zehntägigen USA-Festivals im Konzerthaus.

klassik-heute.de

Neuer Rekord an Bewerbungen beim Richard-Strauss-Wettbewerb 2017

Für den diesjährigen Richard-Strauss-Gesangswettbewerb sind 78 Bewerbungen eingegangen.

klassik.com

Komponist György Kurtág und Ehefrau Márta erhalten Preis des Borletti-Buitoni Trust

Der ungarische Komponist György Kurtág ist zusammen mit seiner Ehefrau Márta Preisträger des diesjährigen Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

The Guardian

Top orchestra quits Britain over Brexit migration clampdown

One of Britain’s most successful orchestras is moving to Belgium amid fears that its musicians may be among the victims of a post-Brexit crackdown on immigration.

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A Classical Lover’s Guide to the Oscars

Music and movies are inseparable – Of all the big four media awards, it’s arguably the Oscars that have the closest connection with classical music.

Music History @today_classical in 1897 Birth of German Johannes

klassik.com @klassikcom  Petition gegen Kürzungspläne bei der Norddeutschen Philharmonie Rostock  

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Credit: theguardian.com

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Credit: theguardian.com

(Written on February 20, 2017 )

“Wellness”, “wellbeing”, “work-life balance” – these buzzwords have been entering the business world more regularly over the past few years. As we as a society begin to focus more on our health, our time, our personal development, so have the companies that we work for. Especially in PR companies and creative agencies, where working over-time is almost expected and in the arts where there are concerts, launches, and networking events to attend, it’s important to ensure that you are able to enjoy your personal life wherever possible.

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WildKat began to explore techniques to reward colleagues and staff back in 2011, when Kat brought her yoga instructor into the office. We began having weekly classes for 1 hour on a Wednesday afternoon. Berlin’s Victoria Mattinson says, “Taking an hour out to do yoga is a really effective way of clearing the mind and stretching out.  I always come back to my desk feeling refreshed and with new ideas.”

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In 2014, we also cemented the annual WildKat ski trip for the team who have been in the company for over 1 year. This is the perfect retreat for our colleagues to relax and unwind (off the slopes, of course!), spend time with the full global team, and try some new experiences together. London’s Victoria Cappelletti went on her first trip this year, explaining, “The annual WildKat PR ski trip is a great way to get to know the members of the team better and actually become friends, so that we are all like a little family. It totally lines up with the general company mood, ethic and atmosphere, giving people the opportunity to have fun and discuss topics beyond work.”

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Our perks continued to build in 2015, when Sweden began to initiate 6-hour working days to create a balance between work and personal life, Kat decided to trial the scheme in our Berlin office. We were quite skeptical at first that 2 hours would make a huge difference to our work-life balance, and that it wouldn’t compromise our work, but we were ready for the challenge. After a transitional phase, our Berlin team was working more efficiently – so much that our clients did not notice! – completing tasks and moving on without procrastination, feeling more happy and healthy at work, and also attending more events out-of-hours without free time or energy being compromised.  You can read our full feedback here.

However, one journalist asked: if we love our jobs why would we want to work less? Although this was not the point of our experiment, the hardest aspect was the need to be constantly productive. There was less time to read articles and be active on social media – two activities which are crucial to PR. We also lost out on occasional small talk, which does help to break up the day. Therefore, from now on, instead of a full-blown overhaul of our working day, every employee has ten six-hour days per month at their disposal.

Last year, we decided that we would fully integrate our perks into WildKat’s ethos and policy. Our in-house design team at Classical Music Design created a poster for us, that would have a central place in our office and would remind us that being happy in our lives and at work will allow us to live a more balanced life.

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Kat explains, “I felt that my staff deserve the best that my company could possibly offer. I divided the benefits up into monetary, educational, and well-being. Mostly, I am weary that money is a big deciding factor so of course we wanted to increase perks and financial rewards but actually focusing on well-being and one’s own personal development is a hot topic that almost comes equal to financial gain. 

“We want to feel valued on many levels and that our development is encouraged along the way so I wanted to offer training funds, 6 hour working days, yoga sessions, sabbatical, etc. Rewarding my staff doesn’t always have to cost the company a lot but it does mean that the teams are better balanced. Quite frankly, the older I get, the more I think that time is the most valuable commodity, so I want to enhance my staff’s time when at work but also give them more off time out of the office.” 

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Director of the Berlin office, Carolin Denz, was one of the first to utilise her training fund, purchasing a few books on leadership and communication: “As the Berlin team has grown a lot and we all know how important it is to build up a great and solid working team, we are always focusing on improving the team spirit and motivation. I began to learn some tips and advice from a few books about different ways to lead groups, so we can build on it with individual and more intense workshops during 2017. The books give an insight into how groups of different characters and opinions work, how to lead them best and motivate them to build up the team we need for our campaigns – creative thinking, responsibility and being a good team-player.”

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As well as the “official” #WildKatPerks, we still encourage our team to network in the industry, and step into the wider world to gain knowledge and make introductions on behalf of the company. For example, Junior Account Manager & Office Manager James Hardie attended #ABO17. He said, “I was very excited to have the chance to attend the Association of British Orchestras conference in Bournemouth, especially at such an early stage in my career.  The focus this year was Disruption, and I had the privilege of listening to some of the industry’s leading figures, including Hannah Kendall, Mel Larsen, James Murphy, and Chi-Chi Nwanoku talk about what this meant to them.  A strong feeling of community pervaded every session, and it was heartening to be surrounded by so many like-minded people, all of whom want to see classical music engage with new and diverse audiences.”

As civil servants face curbs on office ‘cake culture’, here at WildKat we know that everything works well in moderation and with plenty of balance. Are you considering some new perks for your company? How do you manage to balance work and life as a freelance? Feel free to send us your thoughts at @WildKatPR or comment below!

(Written on January 31, 2017 )

 

In today’s classical news, composer Max Richter calls for a greater appreciation of Britain’s classical music heritage.  Philip Glass, soon to turn 80, discusses his career and his relationship with minimalism.  Design Week explores the story behind the London Symphony Orchestra’s new identity, and London-based start-up, Jukedeck, explains how it composes music without a composer, using artificial intelligence. In Germany the Elbphilharmonie’s soundproofing is put to the test by German rock band Einstürzende Neubauten.

The Guardian

Britain must embrace its classical heritage

Max Richter, a leading British composer whose work is used on stage and screen, says UK audiences don’t get the credit for having broad tastes.

Philip Glass on turning 80

‘My problem is people don’t believe I write symphonies.’ About to turn 80, the composer talks about his slow, taxi-driving road to success, and why he is anything but a minimalist…

Design Week

New identity for LSO

The identity for the Orchestra’s 2017/18 season is based on its original conductor logo, also designed by the consultancy, and features a series of animated films by Tobias Gremmler.

The Telegraph

Musicians make the safest drivers

Musicians may make the safest drivers, a new study suggests, after researchers found that people who play an instrument have faster reaction times.

New York Times

Jukedeck – at the cutting edge?

Jukedeck is one of a growing number of companies using artificial intelligence to compose music. Their computers tap tools like artificial neural networks, modeled on the brain, that allow the machines to learn by doing, rather as a child does. So far, at least, these businesses do not seem to be causing much anxiety among musicians.

Der Tagesspiegel

Barenboims Botschaft an New York

Die Berliner Staatskapelle spielt in der Carnegie Hall den ersten kompletten Zyklus aller nummerierten Sinfonien Anton Bruckners – und Maestro Barenboim spricht eine Warnung aus

Krieg gegen die Kunst – Trump droht mit Kürzungen bei der Kulturförderung

Der neue US-Präsident könnte die beiden staatlichen Fördereinrichtungen für Kultur NEA und NEH abschaffen

Kreuzwort-Rattle

Im Herbst übernimmt Simon Rattle das London Symphony Orchestra. Jetzt verriet der Dirigent seine wichtigsten Pläne für die Zukunft. 

Spiegel

Einstürzende Neubauten in der Elbphilharmonie – auch Tinnitus klingt super

Es wurde gelärmt – aber sie steht noch: Zur Eröffnung des Pop-Programms trat die Experimental-Rockband Einstürzende Neubauten in der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie auf. Der Höhepunkt: Das erotische Knistern einer Zigarette.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Die Würde der anderen

Moritz Eggerts Oper “Freax” erhält nun fast zehn Jahre nach dem ersten gescheiterten Versuch ihre aufregende szenische Uraufführung in Regenburg

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Music History @today_classical  in 1981 Death of American Samuel

Classical Music News @classicalmusic Facing the music: Benjamin Grosvenor

Theater Regensburg @theaterRGNSBRG »Die Würde der anderen« – über am @

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Photograph: Stefan Hoederath/Redferns

(Written on January 23, 2017 )

Singer Olivia Salvadori and composer Sandro Mussida have released their new album Dare Voce on Sony Classical.

Olivia Salvadori is a classically-trained soprano, an operatic solo performer, and an experimental recording artist. She is particularly interested in approaching the voice as a raw material. Sandro Mussida is a cellist, composer and electronic producer. His work investigates the consequences of compositional choices on musical matte,r and explores the interaction between acoustic, classical, electric and electronic fields.

Dare Voce is the result of a ten-year long exploration of the voice. Using the song form, it unites European, Latin American, African, classical, acoustic and electronic musical styles. The Italian musicians create worlds of endless possibilities and no restrictions – solid classical roots entwine with more contemporary styles, creating new sound combinations.

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The album is a brief anthology of short stories, and takes the listener on a journey through different languages, compositional techniques, orchestrations, and recording processes. Olivia’s deep and powerful lyrical voice is complimented by a classically-influenced electronic soundscape.

Olivia and Sandro have also collaborated with several international artists, including UK-based artist & electronic musician Mark Fell, Australian musician Oren Ambarchi, Berlin-based Hungarian-American saxophonist, lyricist, avant-garde musician and experimental composer Andre Vida, and US drummer, composer, songwriter, improviser and writer John Colpitts aka Kid Millions.

For their latest news, stay tuned to the WildKat PR Blog, follow Olivia on her website, Facebook and Twitter, or check out Sandro’s website and Twitter.

(Written on December 9, 2016 )