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In today’s news: Tory MP Bernard Jenkin urges visa deal for EU musicians, possible improvement on school results by extra music lessons, and the hearing and visually impaired to get captions through smart glasses in National Theatre trial. Composer Klaus Huber has died, successful 31st edition of music festival “Niedersächsische Musiktage”, and Berlin State Opera is officially re-opened.

BBC News

New music ‘at risk’ through music education ‘neglect’ in England

The success of British music is at risk because the subject is being neglected in schools, says the head of UK Music.

Tory MP Bernard Jenkin urges visa deal for EU musicians

Eurosceptic Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin has urged the UK government to guarantee free movement for top EU musicians after Brexit.

The Guardian

How to improve the school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it

A Bradford primary school wants the world to know its newfound Sats success is down to giving all children up to six hours of music a week.

Musical Instrument Professional

‘Every child has a right to music education’ – ISM launches Primary Music Toolkit

The ISM Trust, supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA), has commissioned the Primary Music Toolkit to help primary school teachers further their self-assurance in teaching music in the classroom.

The Times

Deaf to get captions through smart glasses in National Theatre trial

Smart glasses are being tried out by the National Theatre in an attempt to make performances accessible to the hearing and visually impaired.

Limelight

Nominations for the 2017 ARIA Fine Arts Awards announced

Slava Grigoryan and ABC Music’s labels dominate the nominations, while a Kate Miller-Heidke inclusion raises eyebrows.

Pizzicato

Three French orchestras collaborate for the employment of an assistant conductor

Three French orchestras, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France and Orchestre National de Lille have signed a partnership for the common employment of an assistant conductor.

Zeit Online

Komponist Klaus Huber gestorben

Klaus Huber war einer der letzten Großen der modernen Zwölftonmusik. Jetzt ist der Schweizer Komponist, Dirigent und Geiger mit 92 Jahren in Perugia gestorben.

Klassik Heute

31. Niedersächsische Musiktage erfolgreich abgeschlossen

Die 31. Niedersächsischen Musiktage beschäftigten sich vom 2. September bis 1. Oktober 2017 mit dem Thema „Raum“.

KlassikInfo.de

Wiedereröffnung der Berliner Staatsoper

Wiedereröffnung der Staatsoper Unter den Linden am Tag der Deutschen Einheit mit der Premiere von »Zum Augenblicke sagen: Verweile doch!« mit Robert Schumanns »Szenen aus Goethes Faust« unter der musikalischen Leitung von Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim und in der Regie von Intendant Jürgen Flimm.

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3sat Kulturzeit @kulturzeit

Dirigent Kent Nagano und Intendant Georges Delnon bleiben bis 2025 an der :

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(Written on October 4, 2017 )

In today’s news: Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86, Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival, and thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius at the Royal Albert Hall. Expert Guide to Classical Concerts in NYC 2017 Fall Season, how mice singing determines their social behaviour, and Saxonia Art Minister is called to be in the Richard-Wagner-Foundation. 

The Guardian

Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86

Tributes paid to legendary director and ‘great impresario of the age’ following his death in London

Opera Now

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa quits public performance

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has announced her retirement from public performance.

Music Teacher

NYO announces CPD days

Music education hubs, music services, schools and music education professionals are invited to CPD days run by the National Youth Orchestra.

Classical Music Magazine

Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival

Meurig Bowen is to step down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival after ten years in the role. He is leaving to take up the post of artistic planning manager at the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music is now playable via the new Apple watch

That means people can stream 40m+ songs on their Apple Watch straight from the device – via Bluetooth headphones – just like they can from their smartphone.

Classic FM

Thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius at the Royal Albert Hall

A young musician and Syrian refugee will be playing one of the world’s finest instruments, thanks to Florian Leonhard Fine Violins and a Facebook post.

WQXR

Here’s Your Expert Guide to Classical Concerts, 2017 Fall Season

Excitement is building in New York City as major concert halls and music venues prepare to launch their fall seasons.

Codex flores

Lieder der Mäuse helfen ihr Sozialverhalten entschlüsseln

Mäuse haben ein Tonrepertoire über fünf Oktaven. Die Analyse der Mäuselieder kann wichtige Informationen über ihr Sozialverhalten oder für die Erforschung neuropsychischer Krankheiten liefern. 

Klassik.com

Dirigent Siegfried Köhler gestorben

Der Dirigent Siegfried Köhler ist tot. Er starb nach Angaben der Allgemeinen Zeitung im Alter von 94 Jahren in Wiesbaden.

Musik Heute

Sachsens Kunstministerin in Wagner-Stiftung berufen

Die Leipziger Richard-Wagner-Stiftung hat Sachsens Kunstministerin Eva-Maria Stange (SPD) zum 1. September in den Stiftungsrat berufen.

Twitter

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Sir Peter Hall
Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

(Written on September 13, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Bochum opens a new Musikforum and evolves into a cultural centre, and newly founded :alpenarte festival combines arts and culture with international musicians. Anne-Sophie Mutter performed with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonie. The best choral conductors from around the world are to share with us their favourite Easter pieces, and this year’s River to River Festival plans a multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs. British violinist David Angel has died, and A gofundme campaign has been launched to help raise urgent funds for trombonist Stephen Sykes

Telegraph

Andrew Garfield blows National Theatre audiences away with his Angels in America performance

If the reaction to last nights Angels in America preview at the National Theatre is anything to go by, Marianne Elliot’s new production of Tony Kushner’s play about the AIDs crisis in Eighties America is going to be a big hit.

Rhinegold

Jamal Aliyev wins Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize

Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev has won the Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize Competition 2017, held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on 7 April.

British violinist David Angel has died

David Angel, second violinist with the Maggini Quartet, died on 10 April of a suspected heart attack, aged 62.

The Violin Channel

Fundraiser Launched to Raise Urgent Medical Funds for Young Sick Musician

A gofundme campaign has been launched to help raise urgent funds for trombonist Stephen Sykes – who is battling an aggressive form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer

Classicfm

Debussy’s ‘La Mer’, actually played on La Mer

Someone has finally made a recording of Debussy’s ‘La Mer’ on ‘La Mer’ (the sea), and it’s as beautiful as you would imagine.

Pizzicato

James Levine Named Conductor Laureate Of Ravinia Festival

James Levine, 73, has been named the first Conductor Laureate of the Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in North America.

neuemusikzeitung

Du bist keine Weltstadt

Doch mit dem neuen Musikforum gewinnt Bochum als Großstadt

concerti

Generationsübergreifende Begegnungen im Bregenzerwald

Kunst und Kultur gemeinsam mit internationalen Musikern in einem exklusiven Rahmen entstehen zu lassen ist das Fundament des neu gegründeten Festivals :alpenarte in Österreich

Der Tagespiegel

Vertreibung aus dem Paradies

Ein Abend der verpassten Begegnungen: Anne-Sophie Mutter und Barenboims Staatskapelle mit Beethovens Violinkonzert in der Philharmonie

WQXR Blog

13 Choral Directors Share Their Favorite Easter Music

With Easter soon upon us, we asked some of the best choral conductors from around the world to share with us their favorite Easter pieces.

The New York Times

An Opera About Robert Moses Is Among the River to River Festival Highlights

A multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs; an expansive artwork about the African diaspora; and a site-specific music and dance spectacle about the United States’ immigrant history are among the more than 100 events planned for this year’s River to River Festival

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Music History @today_classical in 1865 Birth of Heinrich

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic Music at Paxton Festival 2017

Mario Häring © Stephan Rohl

(Written on April 13, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news Apple has introduced its new music service, promising that ‘it will change the way you experience music forever’. Sky also launches its new Sky Arts channel today, starting this evening with a new Guitar talent search, the play Birthday starring Stephen Mangan and a new series of The South Bank Show, with Melvyn Bragg interviewing Game of Thrones’ George R R Martin. Also, a new study shows that Verdi’s music can lower blood pressure.

Telegraph

Sky Arts: everything you need to know about the new channel

The new Sky Arts channel launches today. Here’s an essential guide.

Independent

Want to relax? Listen to Verdi, scientists say

Research shows the Italian composer’s music can lower blood pressure

Apple

Introducing Apple Music

All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place.

Classical Music Magazine

Former Chetham’s teacher found not guilty of rape

Former violin teacher Malcolm Layfield, 63, has been found not guilty of raping a former pupil.

Sinfini

Silver music-making

Participating in musical activities is helping older people in England’s North East combat loneliness, according to data collected by the Sage Gateshead.

Der Tagesspiegel

Daniel Barenboim: “Das ist menschenunwürdig”

Irritationen in Bayreuth: Hat Christian Thielmann tatsächlich damit gedroht, nicht zu dirigieren, falls Eva Wagner-Pasquier den Grünen Hügel betritt? Jetzt hat sich auch Daniel Barenboim zu Wort gemeldet.

Die Welt

Der stachligste Romantiker der Moderne

Loser Vogel, kantiger Kopf, eigenwilliger Riese: Carl Nielsen ist der Nationalkomponist Dänemarks. Da kennt jeder seine Lieder. Zum 150. wird es Zeit für eine Entdeckung. Nicht nur der Sinfonien.

Frankfurter Neue Presse

Stephan Pauly bleibt bis 2022 Intendant der Alten Oper

Stephan Pauly bleibt bis 2022 Intendant der Alten Oper Frankfurt. Der Aufsichtsrat des Konzerthauses beschloss am Montag, den bis 2017 laufenden Vertrag um fünf Jahre zu verlängern, wie die Stadt mitteilte.

New Music Box

New Music Needs Curators

At a time when the definition of curation is expanding rapidly, stretching from professionals in galleries, to curating your Google profile, to “tossers making a cup of tea,” there remains a lack of genuine curators and curatorial thought in the field of new music.

NPR Music

Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

The roar of a car bomb has been the prelude to Karim Wasfi’s performances of late. The renowned conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra has been appearing at the sites of explosions across Baghdad. Just hours after attacks, Wasfi can be seen seated amid ash and rubble in a black suit jacket, long hair combed back, playing his cello.

Twitter

Help Musicians UK: Interested in fundraising for us? We’re looking for two to help set up pop up shops

The Economist : Apple, having already transformed the music business once, is trying to do so again

Classic FM Want to be a conductor? popped in to the office to share some top tips

sage-gatesheads-silver-programme-658x325Sage Gateshead’s Silver Programme. Photo: Sinfini Music

(Written on June 9, 2015 )

Classic FM

Arts & Business Awards winners announced

The best partnerships between businesses and the arts were honoured last night at a ceremony at the BFI Southbank, London at the 35th Arts & Business Awards, in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover.

Guardian

La Scala: Why has incoming director general Alexander Pereira been fired?

Pereira’s predecessor brought four Salzburg productions to Milan, so why did La Scala drop Pereira for doing the same thing?

It’s not sexist when opera critics find fault with Glyndebourne’s fat ladies

 Our job is misunderstood: we’re upholding the unique beauty of this art form, and it’s our duty to hold any production to account, says Guy Damman.

Birmingham Post

Next conductor of CBSO has a big rebuilding job

Is the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra suffering from low morale? Christopher Morley reflects on changing times as it bids farewell to one of its most successful principal conductors.

CBC News

Stolen violins recovered in Montreal 16 years later

Quebec provincial police have recovered two missing and potentially valuable violins in Montreal. The violins were stolen from the trunk of a car on Ste-Catherine Street 16 years ago.

Die Welt

Mit olle Hans Sachs beim Billig-Döner

Tobias Kratzer ist eines der größten Regie-Talente. Er sucht nach der RAF im “Tannhäuser”, modernisiert die Butzenscheiben der “Meistersinger”. Das ist witzig und dennoch voller Tief- und Doppelsinn.

Concerti

3 Fragen an… Andreas Schulz

Leipzigs Gewandhausdirektor Andreas Schulz im Kurzinterview

Klassik.com 

Dirigent Franz-Paul Decker ist tot

Deutsch-kanadischer Musiker wurde 90 Jahre alt

Kölnische Rundschau

François-Xavier Roth wird Kölns neuer Generalmusikdirektor: „Ich bin kein Routine-Dirigent“

Am Mittwoch ist der Vertrag von Kölns neuem Generalmusikdirektor François-Xavier Roth im Kölner Rathaus unterzeichnet worden. Im Gespräch hat Roth über seine Pläne mit der Musik in der Domstadt erzählt.

The New York Times 

Too Much Looking, Not Enough Listening?

New York Times Critics Respond to Glyndebourne ‘Fat’ Reviews

Classicalite

Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 MusicNOW Series Features Music by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and Anna Clyne Premiere

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW concert series, curated by Composers-in-Residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, is at the epicenter of Chicagos’ burgeoning contemporary music scene.

Classical Music on Twitter 

Naxos Records@naxosrecords 20 Most Unusual Deaths of Composers in Music History. http://fb.me/2i3VgQYjD

Philharmonic Society@RoyalPhilSoc Here’s the story of Dr Sarmast brought back music to Afghanistan by founding the 1st national music school (ANIM) http://royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/index.php/awards/honorary/recent/sarmast

Nicola Benedetti ‏@NickyBenedetti Michael Gove – do you hear us? 74% of British adults think that the loss of music education opportunities will negatively impact the UK

Music Education UK @MusicEdUK National Theatre under fire for hiring actors to mime War Horse musicians’ roles : The Stage http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/05/national-theatre-fire-hiring-actors-mime-war-horse-musicians-roles/ … via @twitterapi

Hello Stage@HelloStage_ Music on the move with @ChambOrchEurope, visiting three countries in three days.

PRS Foundation @PRSFoundation You can read all the @SinfiniMusic interviews with @NMBiennial composers here: http://ow.ly/wPXSi #NewMusicBiennial

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(Written on May 23, 2014 )

The Times

Classical stars are squeezed out by accordion

The accordion has never been regarded as a route to mainstream musical success, but its reputation may have to be reassessed after an album of squeezebox tunes reached the top of the classical chart.

The Independent

Royal Opera House wins first West End transfer with ‘Wind in the Windows’

The Royal Opera House is to follow in the footsteps of the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company with the transfer of a production to London’s West End for the first time.

BBC News

Classical music virtuoso who plays piano and tablet

Conrad Tao is a 19-year-old virtuoso who tries to push the limits of classical music by combining tradition and technology.

Choir singers ‘synchronise their heartbeats’

Choir singers not only harmonise their voices, they also synchronise their heartbeats, a study suggests.

Gramophone

Multi-million dollar Opera Australia Ring finds new conductor

Pietari Inkinen replaces Richard Mills, who resigned due to a lack of ‘unity of vision’

Classic FM

New National Curriculum for music announced

By 2021, every 14-year-old in the country will be able to read music, if the new curriculum is approved in August.

The Guardian

Shazam raises £26.9m for Latin America expansion with Carlos Slim

America Movil investment to open up new market for music, TV and ads-tagging app

Die Welt

Sag zum Abschied leise Dvořák

Letzte Quartett-Seufzer, Nina Stemmes zweiter Wesendonck-Liederanlauf, Claudio Abbados erste Schumann-Sinfonie und böse Jungs, die sehr gut klingen: die Klassik-CDs der Woche.

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BBC News

(Written on July 9, 2013 )