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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.

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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.

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Sir Peter Hall
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(Written on September 13, 2017 )

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: A concert in memory of composer Michael Hirsch at the Deutsche Oper, the lasts secrets of Maria Callas to be revealed in Paris, West End director warns of targeting a younger audience and the politicisation of music in Venezuela.

Guardian

West End director issues warning about overlooking older audiences

The theatre director Dominic Dromgoole has warned of the dangers of relentlessly pursuing younger audiences at the expense of regular and older theatregoers.

BBC News

Stream-ripping is ‘fastest growing’ music piracy

Several sites and apps allow users to turn Spotify songs, YouTube videos and other streaming content into permanent files to store on phones and computers.

Classical Source

NYO Inspire Orchestra on the Waterfront

This July, 73 teenage musicians from across the country will come together to form NYO Inspire Orchestra, in what will be a ten-day celebration of exceptional orchestral music-making on a national level.

The Conversation

Is Venezuela’s much-hyped El Sistema music programme a hotbed of political resistance?

Venezuela’s El Sistema (“the system”) is probably the world’s most famous music education programme – and its most misunderstood.

The New York Times

Anthony Roth Costanzo in a Handel Rarity at National Sawdust

The vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, working with the innovative opera director Christopher Alden, comes to National Sawdust in Brooklyn with a staged version of a Handel rarity.

Broadway World

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16.

Der Tagesspiegel

Fiebrig, Frostig, Zwingend

Abschied von einem großen Geist: Das Gedenkkonzert für den Komponisten Michael Hirsch in der Deutschen Oper, mit der Uraufführung von „Bastard 2“.

Die Zeit

Komponist Pierre Henry ist tot

Er gilt als ein Pionier der elektronischen Musik, für einige war er sogar der “Großvater des Techno”. Pierre Henry ist im Alter von 89 Jahren in Paris gestorben.

Fono Forum

Die Bayreuther Festspiele im Home-Auditorium

Der Eröffnungsabend der Bayreuther Festspiele 2017 wird am 25. Juli live auf BR-Klassik im Radio und per Video-Livestream übertragen. Ausstrahlungen der Fernsehfassung folgen in 3sat und ARD-alpha.

El Mundo

Ginkana de arte emergente en el IVAM

Diez jóvenes artistas de la cuarta edición de PAM! PAM! ocupan los espacios no expositivos del museo.

Le Parisien

Deux livres, une exposition, un film… les derniers secrets de La Callas

Tom Volf poursuit la diffusion de sa recherche menée pendant quatre ans autour de Maria Callas avec dès la rentrée deux livres, un coffret de disques et une exposition à la Seine Musicale.

Le Parisien

Mort de Pierre Henry, compositeur de la célèbre «Messe pour le temps présent»

Parfois considéré comme le «grand-père de la techno», Pierre Henry préférait se définir, sans modestie, comme le «père de la musique moderne».

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Music History @today_classical

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(Written on July 7, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Scottish government will boost Edinburgh Festivals’ funding, Philharmonia announces new managing director, and the UK’s most talented young musicians are returning to Birmingham. Also, Jiří Bělohlávek remains maestro of Czech Philharmonic.

Teaching Drama Magazine

£300k extra for Edinburgh Festivals

In celebration of the Edinburgh International, Fringe and Film Festivals’ 70th anniversary this year, the Scottish government have boosted the EIF’s government funding by £300,000, to £2.3m.

Classical Music Magazine

Philharmonia announces new managing director

The Philharmonia Orchestra has appointed Helen Sprott as its new managing director.

Bromsgrove Advertiser

The country’s most talented young musicians are returning to Birmingham

Performing under the baton of renowned conductor John Wilson, The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain makes a return visit to Birmingham’s prestigious Symphony Hall this new year.

The Violin Channel

Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer Awarded Germany’s Highest Civilian Accolade

Violinist Julia Fischer has been awarded a German ‘Federal Cross’ Order of Merit for her work as a cultural ambassador for the country.

The New York Times

Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar to Headline Coachella

In a new kind of booking for the annual festival in the California desert, Beyoncé will be one of the three headliners at Coachella this year, which will be held April 14-16 (and repeated the following weekend, April 21-23) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

RBB Kulturradio

Dirigent Bělohlávek verlängert Vertrag in Prag

Jiří Bělohlávek bleibt an der Spitze der Tschechischen Philharmonie. Der 70-jährige Chefdirigent habe einen Vertrag für die nächsten sechs Jahre unterzeichnet, teilte das Orchester in Prag mit.

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Hoff: Thüringen braucht Kultur in der Fläche auf hohem Niveau

Die geplante Gebietsreform in Thüringen wird nach Einschätzung von Kulturminister Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff (Linke) auch den Theatern und Orchestern neue Gestaltungs- und Finanzierungsräume eröffnen.

Klassik Heute

Audi Jugendchorakademie gastiert in der Elbphilharmonie

Unter der Leitung von Kent Nagano tritt der Chor am 13. Januar 2017 in der neuen Elbphilharmonie auf. Auf dem Programm steht die Uraufführung des Oratoriums Arche, das der Komponist Jörg Widmann für diesen Anlass geschrieben hat.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM Watch an organist play The Flight of the Bumblebee *with his feet*

Cmuse.org @cmuseorg An Italian lost his post after ruining for the children in the audience

NDR.de @ndr Vorerst letzte Chance auf ein Ticket für die : Jetzt startet der Vorverkauf der letzten 8.000 Karten.

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(Written on January 4, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Radio 3 announces its plans for Hull City of Culture 2017, National Youth Orchestra announces most diverse intake, and Katherine Jenkins is to make her stage debut. Also, German broadcaster ARD plans reforms and fusions, and T in the Park festival is to take a year off.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 announces plans for Hull 2017

Radio 3 controller Alan Davey has revealed the station’s plans to mark Hull’s year UK City of Culture 2017.

Music Teacher Magazine

RCO launches new early-level certificate

The Royal College of Organists (RCO) has launched a new early-level certificate scheme for organists.

NYO announces most diverse intake

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s (NYO) 2017 intake is the ensemble’s most diverse yet, with 21.9% of players identifying as non-white British: 7.3% above the national population average, and a 4.9% increase on the previous year.

Daily Mail

Katherine and Alfie step on to the Carousel: Soprano set to make stage debut alongside opera singer in new five-week run of the musical

Katherine Jenkins, the people’s mezzo-soprano, will make her stage debut opposite leading opera singer Alfie Boe in a version of the landmark musical Carousel.

The Guardian

T in the Park festival to take a year off

T in the Park, the huge music shindig that has been Scotland’s answer to the Reading and Leeds festivals, is to take a year off, its first break since being founded in 1994. In 2015, the festival was forced to change sites from Balado airfield to Strathallan Castle, and since that move, it has been subject to greater planning regulations.

The Washington Post

How quickly can a Tony winning playwright respond to the presidential election? This fast.

“Union Square Incident” is a cautionary tale about the beginnings of a police state.

Zeit Online

ARD kündigt grundlegende Reformen an

Die ARD plant nach Informationen der Bild-Zeitung die Zusammenlegung mehrerer Landesrundfunkanstalten. Eine von den Ministerpräsidenten eingesetzte Arbeitsgruppe befürworte eine Bündelung zu vier größeren Anstalten, berichtet die Zeitung. Den Plänen zufolge wären das die Anstalten Süd, Nord, West und Ost.

Klassik.com

Schlag auf Schlag: Prügelei im Baden-Badener Festspielhaus landet vor Gericht

Vor dem Amtsgericht Baden-Baden landete eine Auseinandersetzung unter Besuchern des Baden-Badener Festspielhauses. Ein Zuschauer hatte einem in der Reihe vor ihm sitzenden Konzertbesucher mit der Faust ins Gesicht geschlagen. Als Grund für die Tätlichkeit wird angeführt, dass der Konzertbesucher während der Zugabenstücke von seinem Platz aufgestanden sei und das Schlagzeugprogramm mit rhythmischem Klatschen begleitete.

Musik Heute

Oper Leipzig: Verletzte “Lucia di Lammermoor” singt im Rollstuhl

Die Sopranistin Anna Virovlansky, Sängerin der Titelpartie in der Neuproduktion “Lucia di Lammermoor” an der Oper Leipzig, hat sich kurz vor der Premiere am Samstag einen Bänderriss zugezogen. Um die Vorstellung zu retten, wird Virovlansky die Partie aus einem Rollstuhl singen.

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Füssener Festspielhaus gerettet – Investor gefunden

Das insolvente Festspielhaus Füssen ist gerettet. Dies teilte der Insolvenzverwalter Marco Liebler am Donnerstagabend mit. Die als Käufer gewonnenen Investoren werden danach den Geschäftsbetrieb im Theater wieder aufnehmen und einen Großteil der Mitarbeiter auch übernehmen oder wieder zurückholen.

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Classical Diary @ClassicalDiary Happy Bach Friday!

Credit: Ben Clarkson. Hull's Humber Bridge.

Credit: Ben Clarkson. Hull’s Humber Bridge.

(Written on November 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, a silent orchestra will perform at Times Square in New York City, orchestras embrace virtual reality & the Arts Council England is awarding a total of £5.3m to 40 organisations in a bid to improve diversity in the arts and culture sector. Also, Paul MacAlindin’s new book tells the story about the creation of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

Time Out

A silent orchestra will perform in the middle of Times Square

If news of the silent dance party happening in Coney Island at the end of August whet your appetite for more live music delivered via headphones, you’re in luck. On August 21 and 22 at 11pm, composer Jherek Bischoff and his Silent Orchestra ensemble, playing electronic orchestral instruments, will deliver his piece Cistern to an audience wearing wireless headphones.

The Guardian

Symphonies in space: orchestras embrace virtual reality

On Saturday in New York, the Hubble Cantata saw audience members explore the Orion Nebula while a new piece of music played – the latest in a series of experiments between VR technology and classical music.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts Council announces Elevate grants

Arts Council England is awarding a total of £5.3m to 40 organisations in a bid to improve diversity in the arts and culture sector. Launched in 2014 in response to an equality analysis led by the Arts Council in 2014, Elevate funding aims to strengthen the resilience of organisations already contributing to enhancing diversity within the sector.

The Telegraph

War, broken lives and the bravest youth orchestra in the world

How does one create a national youth orchestra in the middle of a war zone? It’s a question that still puzzles Scottish conductor Paul MacAlindin, who gave five years of his life to what some would call a utopian dream, others sheer folly.

Penarth Times

Cape Town Opera bring Nelson Mandela’s life to the stage

Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera will welcome the return of Mandela Trilogy, opening at Wales Millennium Centre from August 24 to 27.

The Strad

US Library of Congress to buy David Bromberg’s collection of over 250 American violins

The US Library of Congress plans to acquire a collection of 263 American violins owned by guitar virtuoso and violin dealer David Bromberg for $1.5m, according to NPR Music.

Broadwayworld

San Diego Women’s Chorus Extends Search for Assistant to Artistic Director

The San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) is seeking an Assistant to the Artistic Director to support the artistic mission of the growing musical organization.

The Vancouver Sun

Auction giant Poly brings renowned Chinese orchestra for Vancouver opening

Poly Culture Group, which operates the world’s third-largest auction house as well as China’s largest theatre operations and management network, will bring the China Philharmonic Orchestra to Vancouver for a performance at UBC’s Chan Centre on Nov. 30.

Musik heute

Noch kein Termin für Wiedereröffnung der Kölner Oper

Für die Wiedereröffnung der Kölner Oper und des Schauspielhauses gibt es noch keinen Termin. Zur Zeit sei nicht abzusehen, wie viele Jahre der Umbau noch in Anspruch nehmen werde.

Klassik heute

Rund 2,65 Millionen Euro für Musikschulen in Hessen

Das Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst unterstützt in diesem Jahr die öffentlichen Musikschulen im Land mit rund 2,65 Millionen Euro. Damit stehen 650.000 Euro mehr für die musikalische Bildung zur Verfügung als noch im Jahr 2014.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Brasiliens wahres Volksinstrument

In Deutschland ist die Viola Caipira nahezu unbekannt – anders ist das in Brasilien: Hier ist die “Gitarre des Bauern” besonders populär. Was unterscheidet das Instrument von einer klassischen Gitarre und wie kommt es zu seinem ungewöhnlichen Namen?

Twitter

Steinway & Sons @SteinwayAndSons  redefine the lines of classical music with their performances

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Paul Robertson, leader and founder of the Medici String Quartet, has died aged 63

edintfest @edintfest Another wonderful day of music, opera, dance, & cabaret at . ^F

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(Written on August 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Yehudi Menuhin’s legacy reviewed by Jessica Duchen, Sir Roger Norrington states that London has no great concert hall to rival other major cities around the world and the Philharmonia of New York, will debut two concerts with films, lighting and the largest cast of performers assembled in Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater

BBC Music Magazine

 

English composer, conductor and pianist Thomas Adès has been appointed artistic partner at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In this new role Adès role will play with and conduct the BSO throughout the season, as well as composing new works for the orchestra.

Guardian

Royal College of Music honours Reich, Norrington and Jurowski

At the college’s annual awards, presided over by HRH The Prince of Wales, the US composer praised the state funding that in the early days of his career made it easier to perform here than in California.

The Independent

Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary year: A maestro with many strings to his bow

As the musical world celebrates Yehudi Menuhin, Jessica Duchen reviews his legacy and explains why he is remembered as far more than a violinist of extraordinary talent

Classic FM

Sir Roger Norrington: ‘London does not have a good concert hall’

The legendary early music conductor has told Classic FM the UK capital is lacking a great concert hall to rival other major cities around the world.

International Arts Manager

Youth orchestra heads to Europe

A lucky group of 109 young musicians have been selected to tour Europe with National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). Not only do they get to see the world but they also get to work with top conductors Christoph Eschenbach and Valery Gergiev, and play with outstanding pianists Pianists Emanuel Ax and Denis Matsuev.

Wall Street Journal

New Orchestra Rethinks the Classical Music Experience

A newly-launched orchestra, the Philharmonia of New York, will debut two concerts with films, lighting and the largest cast of performers assembled in Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

Berliner Zeitung

Die MaerzMusik setzt als „Festival für Zeitfragen“ auf Text statt auf Klang

Wer zur Pressekonferenz der „MaerzMusik“ zu spät kam, mochte sich irgendwann fragen, ob er sich nicht doch im Zimmer geirrt hatte.

Musik-heute

Berlins Bühnen und Orchester mit 3,1 Millionen Besuchern

Die Berliner Bühnen und Orchester blicken auf ein sehr erfolgreiches Jahr 2015 zurück.

NMZ

Demnächst im Kino: „Bach in Brazil“ mit Edgar Selge: Barocke Musik statt Frust im Knast

Die universelle und verbindende Kraft der Musik hat immer wieder auch geholfen, benachteiligten jungen Menschen ihren Weg ins Leben zu ermöglichen

Pacific Standard

More Evidence of the Psychological Benefits of Choral Singing

New research finds it fulfills deep-seated needs of bonding with a group

Arts and letters

2016 Music Award Winners: Seventeen Composers Receive Awards Totaling $205,000

The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the seventeen recipients of this year’s awards in music

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 @ace_national New Blog:Art and culture can transform areas, we all need to shout about it #culturematters http://bit.ly/1TRC2VL  

@ClassicFM We’re about to reveal the name that Owain Arwel Hughes has picked for his dad’s composition: http://classfm.co/VndnWd  

@BBCRadio3 Stars, space food & a cornucopia of women composers: Maggie Aderin-Pocock #EssentialClassics http://bbc.in/1nCiIx3  

(Written on March 11, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, BBC Music Magazine is looking forward to five performances of women composers and performers to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March. Also, the Queen visiting the National Youth Orchestra, the musical estate of Abbado is to come to Berlin & Aribert Reimann’s birthday

Classic FM

No pressure guys, but The Queen just turned up to listen to your rehearsal

Her Majesty sits in on an orchestral rehearsal in East London as the National Youth Orchestra and Lister Community School Orchestra combine as part of the NYO Inspire

EuroNews

Welcome Among Us, an evening of classical music for refugees in Germany

Berlin hosted a special classical concert at the city’s Philharmonic Hall exclusively for refugees and volunteers

The Strad

UK cellist Gywneth George dies aged 95

The Welsh musician was known for her collaborations with pianist Alberto Portugheis

Arts Professional

£30m revamp for Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

Campaigners are fighting plans to close the south London arts venue for at least two years, to allow for a major refurbishment and the creation of new adaptable performance spaces

BBC Music Magazine

Five ways to celebrate International Women’s Day…

As Tuesday 8 March approaches we select five performances to look forward to that celebrate women composers and performers

Der Tagesspiegel

Nachlass von Claudio Abbado kommt nach Berlin

Der Nachlass des Stardirigenten Claudio Abbado geht nach Berlin. Darauf hat sich die Familie des 2014 verstorbenen Künstlers verständigt

NMZ

„Sich selbst treu bleiben“ – Komponist Aribert Reimann wird 80

Mit zehn komponierte er seine ersten Lieder. Mit zwanzig begleitete er den Jahrhundertsänger Dietrich Fischer-Diskau als Konzertpianist

Klassik.com

Rostock: Steht Abschied von Intendant Sewan Latchinian bevor?

Die Planung der kommenden Saison vor dem Hintergrund der anstehenden Umstrukturierungsmaßnahmen am Volkstheater Rostock verzögert sich

New York Times

Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive

For years, Bob Dylan scholars have whispered about a tiny notebook, seen by only a few, in which the master labored over the lyrics to his classic 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks.”

Classicalite

Square Grand Piano Owned by Mary Todd Lincoln’s Sister Restored by Springfield Art Association

Antique musical instruments are not only considered valuable because of their rarity, but also because they tell the story of whomever handled them — or, in this case, heard them

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BR_KLASSIK Interview zukünft. Intendant in Nbg. Jens-Daniel Herzog: “Ein Theater ist kein elitärer Golfclub”

Top Classical News Violinist Marc Bouchkov Awarded Rheingau Festival Career Grant

3sat Kulturzeit “Ein Maestro in Perm. Dandy und Punk.” Unser 3sat Kulturzeit Porträt über den Kairos-Preisträger 2016, Teodor…

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Photograph: DPA / Tagesspiegel

(Written on March 4, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Riccardo Chailly announced as new musical director, Organist and choirmaster John Scott dies and music can reduce pain and anxiety for surgery patients.

BBC Music Magazine

Lucerne Festival announces new musical director

Riccardo Chailly succeeds Claudio Abbado as musical director of the festival orchestra

John Scott 1956-2015

World-renowned organist and choirmaster dies aged 59

Classical Music Magazine

Music can reduce pain and anxiety for surgery patients

A new study has found that listening to music before, during and after an operation can help to reduce pain and anxiety, even if it did not reduce the length of hospital stays.

Nottingham Post

Southwell to host Classical Music Festival

Nottingham has its Splendour, Newark its blues and Southwell an annual folk weekender. But now the market town is adding classical music to its summer festival diary.

Classic FM

This man used his own hair to string a violin – and it actually sounds pretty good

A Lithuanian actor and musician has his hair turned into violin strings while still attached to his head in this amazing video.

BR Klassik

Frühe Shakespeare-Oper wiederentdeckt

“The Fairies” ist der Titel einer Oper des Ansbacher Komponisten John Christopher Smith. Der hat sich mit Shakespeares “Sommernachtstraum” beschäftigt, lange bevor Mendelssohn-Bartholdys bekannte Version dazu entstanden ist. Das Nürnberger Originalklang-Festival “Musica Franconia” hat die 250 Jahre alte Musik wiederentdeckt und bringt sie jetzt auf die Bühne.

Der Süddeutsche Zeitung

Der Sound der Heilung

Musik kann vor, während und nach chirurgischen Eingriffen positive Effekte für Patienten haben. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommen Forscher nach der Auswertung von 72 Studien zu dem Thema.

Musik-heute

Johan Simons – Der neue Intendant der Ruhrtriennale

Vom gemütlichen München ins raue Ruhrgebiet – die Ruhrtriennale ist für den neuen Intendanten Johan Simons eine Rückkehr in bekanntes Revier. Fünf Jahre hielt es den niederländischen Theatermacher an den Kammerspielen in München, deren Erfolgskurs er fortsetzte. Nun leitet der 68-Jährige bis 2017 das renommierte experimentelle Theater- und Musikfestival.

San Francisco Classical Voice

It’s news to me

Clarinetist Takes Music on Curious Flights

France Musique

Les effets bénéfiques de la musique pendant une opération chirurgicale

Ecouter de la musique avant, pendant ou après une intervention chirurgicale a un effet bénéfique sur les patients en diminuant leur anxiété et leurs douleurs et en facilitant leur rétablissement.

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(Written on August 14, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Facing the music: Tansy Davies

From Monteverdi to Ligeti, via Prince, Carla Bley and Stockhausen – the composer whose Re-greening is premiered this week by the NYO – reveals her musical passions

Greenpeace performs Arctic requiem in effort to touch hearts over Shell drilling

Activists hand workers copies of the music and encourage them to help the oil company ‘avert disaster’ on plans to drill for oil under ice cap

Classical Music Magazine

Violinist wins appeal against border fine

Violinist Yosuke Kawasaki is to have more than CA$100k (£48,895) returned to him after winning an appeal against the Canada Border Services Agency.

ONL marks 40th anniversary with RAVENNA

The Orchestre National de Lille (ONL) used a full RAVENNA digital networking setup for its 40th anniversary concert: the first time that the technology had been used at a live event of this scale.

BBC News

Music in the operating room off-putting, study suggests

Playing music in the operating theatre can be disruptive and surgeons should think twice about pressing the play button, according to a small study.

Der Tagesspiegel

Zusammen sind wir Beethoven

Am Donnerstag beginnt Young Euro Classic. Spezialität des Berliner Jugendorchesterfestivals sind multinationale Ensembles – so auch das neu gegründete Friedensorchester.

klassik.com

Nach 33.000 im Vorjahr wurden insgesamt 30.000 Eintrittskarten verkauft

Verbier Festival mit leichtem Besucherrückgang

Das Orchester

Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden bekommt neuen Intendant

Der Schweizer Peter Theiler wird Intendant der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden

El País

El piano asiático impone su ley

Dos japoneses, dos coreanos, un chico y un español esperan ganar el Concurso Paloma O’Shea, cuyo veredicto se anuncia hoy en Santander

The New York Times

An old songbook could put ‚Happy Birthday‘ in the public domain

Yet ‚Happy Birthday to you‘, far from being as free as a piece of cake at a party, is actually considered private property.

Twitter

Classic FM: This is what Mozart’s own violin actually sounds like:

The Royal Opera: ‘Don’t expect harmonies…’ previews his new avant-garde opera : ^C

Sinfini Music: ‘In many ways, Hildegard von Bingen was the first feminist icon.’ ‘s picks her :

(Written on August 5, 2015 )