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

International Piano

Sony Classical signs pianist Hauschka

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

Classical Music

Emanuel Ax honoured by London Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Call to veterans to share their experiences of military music

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

The Guardian

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

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

Music Week

Classical music festival By The River to launch in August

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

Toronto Star

Commercials turn to classical music for catchy sales pitches

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

The Globe and Mail

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

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

Der Tagesspiegel

Serebrennikow soll in Hamburg inszenieren

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

Brugs Klassiker – Klassik Blog der WELT

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

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

Berliner Philharmoniker bleiben Baden-Baden verbunden

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



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

(Written on March 29, 2018 )

The Telegraph

Opera singers need to be sensitive

Royal Opera House director of music Antonio Pappano is wrong to moan about stars who cancel shows, says Rupert Christiansen.

The Times

Royal Opera’s Nabucco conductor: Verdi represents the Italian people

To paraphrase the great football sage Bill Shankly, for the conductor Nicola Luisotti the music of Giuseppe Verdi isn’t a matter of life and death.

Classical Music Magazine

Ticciati renews contract with SCO until 2018, as 2013/14 season announced

Scottish Chamber Orchestra principal conductor Robin Ticciati is to renew his contract with the orchestra until 2018, it was revealed today as part of the announcement of the orchestra’s 40th anniversary season in 2013-14.

New Music Box

Reports of the Death of Opera Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Two worthy and penetrating studies of opera take as their premise the idea that the form is dead.

Huffington Post

‘Play Me I’m Yours’: The Global Public Piano Project Scatters Keys Across Monterey For All To Play

If you find yourself walking the streets of Monterey, California, and pass by a piano curiously stationed in your path, there’s no need to scratch your head.

The Guardian

BitTorrent goes straight in effort to end association with piracy

Company best known for enabling illegal file-sharing attempts to find a solution to music industry’s downloading problem

Music Week

ACM launches new fast-track courses

ACM (The Academy of Contemporary Music) is to offer all new performance and production students an Accelerated Learning Programme, to enable them to graduate with a degree aged 19.

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Huffington Post


(Written on March 15, 2013 )


Nicola Benedetti and John Butt receive honours

Violinist ‘deeply honoured’ to receive MBE

Classic FM

Royal Opera House calls for Verdi videos

Marking Verdi’s 200th birthday year, the Royal Opera House is searching for singers to perform their own video versions of ‘Va pensiero’ from Verdi’s Nabucco.

The Guardian

2013 classical and opera preview: Lulu in Wales and Disney at the ENO

David Pountney directs Berg’s opera about the doomed femme fatale for WNO while Philip Glass’s opera about Walt Disney receives its British premiere

Slipped Disc

Culture chief quits the New York Times… wait for the dominoes to fall

Jon Landman, the editor in charge of arts and leisure, is leaving the paper

Britain’s most troubled orchestra gets an Italian boss

The Ulster Orchestra, facing reduction to chamber size, has used the Christmas lull to slip a new chief executive into its least comfortable seat. Dr Rosa Solinas was until her appointment head of music at Arts Council Northern Ireland and knows the orch’s problems all too well, since one-third of her former budget went on paying its bills.

The Telegraph

Toby Spence interview: ‘The sounds that came out were terrifying’

Only months after thyroid surgery, the tenor Toby Spence was back on stage. He tells Rupert Christiansen about the pain and joy of recovering his voice .

BBC News

Welsh music dispute: BBC Radio Cymru cuts airtime and amends playlists

Classical music and hymns are replacing rock and pop on BBC Radio Cymru as the deadline for a rights deal with leading Welsh-language musicians passes.

Iamus: Is this the 21st century’s answer to Mozart?

The sound of keyboard music floats over the modern buildings in Malaga’s Technology Park, commonly known as Spain’s Silicon Valley.

The Independent

From prisons to caves, concerts fit for a maestro

The cellist Matthew Barley is marking Britten’s centenary with an unusual tour


Classic FM

(Written on January 3, 2013 )