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In today’s news: France Musique’s new website, Tom Service is appointed music professor at Gresham College, conductor Jonathan Sternberg has passed away, Michael Hann examines the National and Bon Iver’s open-access publishing platform. The violinist Carolin Widmann about responsibilities as an artist and teacher. The Theater Augsuburg is taking the last hurdles to being funded by the state. Karl-Heinz Steffens is leaving the Staatsphilarmonie Rheinland Pfalz, and Esa-Pekka Salonen is leaving New York. At the Radio France Festival all 555 Sonatas of Scarlatti will be played.

Planet Hugill

France Musique launches English language website

The French broadcaster has launched an English language website which provides a welter of on-line resources and concerts.

Gramophone

Conductor Jonathan Sternberg has died at the age of 98

The New York-born conductor was a pioneering figure in the early years of the LP era. He made a number of premiere recordings with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and also conducted the European premieres of several contemporary American works.

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Tom Service appointed music professor at Gresham College

Tom Service has joined Gresham College’s music professorship, which dates back to 1597. As Gresham professor of music, the journalist and BBC presenter will deliver free public lectures, which will be live-streamed and made available on YouTube.

The Guardian

People: how the National and Bon Iver’s streaming service frees musicians

Can the new, open-access audio ‘publishing platform’ attract more than just superfans of its indie-rock creators?

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Guildhall wins teaching excellence Gold Award

Employability and student satisfaction of Guildhall students recognised in highest government ranking.

New York Times

A Manifesto for a 21st-Century Concert. (Drinks Allowed.)

“The concert experience has become predictable,” the composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen said this week. “I’m not talking about artistic quality or content of the program, but the ritual itself. It’s quite predictable — and, visually, mostly dead boring, to be totally honest.”

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„Vielleicht müssen wir uns viel stärker einmischen“

In allen Stilen ist sie zu Hause, der Gegenwartsmusik fühlt sie sich besonders verpflichtet: die Geigerin Carolin Widmann.

Klassik.com

Kabinett segnet Pläne für ein Staatstheater Augsburg ab

Das Bayerische Kabinett hat der Umwandlung des Theaters Augsburg in ein Staatstheater zugestimmt.

Klassik-Heute

Abschied von Karl-Heinz Steffens in Mannheim

Unter der Leitung von Karl-Heinz Steffens, der die Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz zu einem herausragenden Orchester formte und das Konzertleben in der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar mit attraktiven Programmen facettenreich gestaltete, verabschiedet sich der Chefdirigent und Generalmusikdirektor nach neun Jahren vom Rosengarten-Publikum.

France musique

Le pari fou de l’été : jouer les 555 sonates de Scarlatti

En juillet 2018, le Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier et France Musique lancent un pari un peu fou : interpréter et enregistrer les 555 sonates de Domenico Scarlatti.

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France Musique’s new English language website © Planet Hugill

(Written on June 7, 2018 )

In today’s news, Equity releases sexual harrasment report, Primrose viola competition reveals 24 candidates for its 2018 event, UK music and entertainment surpasses print sales, Boston Symphony finds accusations against conductor Charles Dutoit credible, Australia Council Awards announces winners, Leipzig to host the 4th German Choir Festival in 2020, Katowice plans cultural institution in composer Wojciech Kilar’s former house and more.

Classical Music

Equity releases sexual harassment report

The performing arts union, which represents 43,000 creative workers, has published a report titled Agenda for Change, which contains a number of recommendations for those working in the performing arts.

The Strad

Primrose Viola Competition reveals 24 candidates for 2018 edition

Competition taking place in LA in June 2018 counts Lawrence Power, Antoine Tamestit and Jennifer Stumm among previous winners.

M Magazine

UK music and entertainment sales overtake print for first time

The streaming boom has seen entertainment sales overtake books, magazines and newspapers for the first time.

BBC Music Magazine

A new piece commissioned by the UK’s largest breast cancer charity

The piece celebrates the friends and family of those living with breast cancer.

The New York Times

At the New York Philharmonic, a Contract Aimed at Labor-Management Harmony

The orchestra management and the musicians approved a three-year contract Thursday.

Boston Symphony Finds Accusations Against Charles Dutoit ‘Credible’

The Boston Symphony announced Friday that four women who worked for the orchestra in the 1980s and 1990s had given its investigators credible accounts of sexual misconduct at the hands of Charles Dutoit, a frequent guest conductor.

Limelight

Australia Council Awards for 2018 announced

The Australia Council has announced the winners of the 2018 Australia Council Awards, with composer Liza Lim taking out the Australia Council Don Banks Music Award.

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Deutsches Chorfest 2020 in Leipzig

Leipzig ist die Gastgeberstadt des 4. Deutschen Chorfestes im Frühjahr 2020.

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Thomas Guggeis wird Kapellmeister in Stuttgart

Thomas Guggeis (24), Assistent von Daniel Barenboim seit der Saison 2016/17, wird ab der Spielzeit 2018/2019 Kapellmeister an der Staatsoper Stuttgart.

Katowice plans cultural institution in composer Wojciech Kilar’s former house

The city of Katowice will acquire the former home of Polish composer Wojciech Kilar and set it up as a cultural institution focusing on his music and legacy.

Musik heute

Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe ziehen 12.300 Besucher an

Die Internationalen Händel-Festspiele in Karlsruhe haben bei ihrer 41. Ausgabe rund 12.300 Barock-Fans aus aller Welt angezogen.

Klassik heute

CLARA19 – Leipzig feiert Clara Schumann zum 200. Geburtstag 2019

Leipzig’s renommierte Kulturinstitutionen und Künstler sowie internationale Gäste lassen Clara Schumann anlässlich ihres 200. Geburtstages 2019 das gesamtes Jahr über in ihrer Geburtsstadt hochleben.

klassic.com

Elisabeth Gutjahr wird nun doch Mozarteum-Rektorin

Die Universität Mozarteum Salzburg hat Elisabeth Gutjahr nun doch zur Rektorin bestimmt.

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  in 1887 Birth of Brazilian Heitor in Rio de Janiero.

 

Image: Charles Dutoit © Robert Ghement/European Pressphoto Agency

(Written on March 5, 2018 )

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.

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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: Australian women sign an open letter against sexual harassment in music industry, a third of people believe there is sexism in the music industry, survey says; New York Philharmonic releases its 19th-century archival material. Also, AI and machine learning in music business and Wolfgang Niedecken honoured with the Beethoven Award for human rights. 

The Guardian

Tina Arena and Courtney Barnett join campaign against music industry sexual harassment

More than 360 Australian women, including the Veronicas and Sarah Blasko, have signed #MeNoMore letter recounting harassment, assault and rape.

Classic FM

25 per cent believe women don’t have the same opportunities as men in the music industry

A third of people believe there is sexism in the music industry, according to a new survey on gender inequality carried out by The Royal Albert Hall.

Classical Music

New York Philharmonic releases archival material

The New York Philharmonic has released all of its 19th-century archival material to mark its 175th birthday.

Opera Now

Irish National Opera announces first appointments

Irish National Opera (INO) has announced a number of key appointments.

Forbes

How To Think About Artificial Intelligence In The Music Industry

In the music industry access to information presents a big challenge, but once you have it, the question becomes, how can you use and manipulate it using machine learning?

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Kulturstiftung verleiht wertvolle Musikinstrumente an Nachwuchs

Sachsens Kulturstiftung vergibt aus ihrem Fonds wieder zwei wertvolle Meisterinstrumente an hochbegabte Nachwuchsmusiker.

Kulturradio rbb

Wolfgang Niedecken erhält Beethovenpreis für Menschenrechte 

Der BAP-Sänger äußere sich immer wieder explizit zu politischen Fragestellungen und nehme öffentlich Stellung, teilte die Beethoven Academy in Bonn mit.

klassik.com

Wiener Konzerthaus mit Besucherzuwachs in der Spielzeit 2016/17

Das Wiener Konzerthaus hat seinen Jahresbericht für 2016/17 vorgelegt. Gegenüber der vorherigen Spielzeit konnte die Zahl verkaufter Eintrittskarten demnach auf 577.000 gesteigert werden (2015/16: 542.200).

France musique

Françoise Nyssen et Jean-Michel Blanquer annoncent 20 millions d’euros pour la musique à l’école

Invités au micro de France Musique, la ministre de la Culture Françoise Nyssen et le ministre de l’Éducation nationale Jean-Michel Blanquer apportent des détails à leur action commune en faveur de la musique à l’école. 

Le Monde

Mort du batteur Sunny Murray, pionnier du free jazz

Le compositeur et musicien James Marcellus Arthur – dit « Sunny » – Murray s’est éteint le 8 décembre à l’âge de 81 ans.

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(Written on December 12, 2017 )

In today’s news: Andras Schiff return to New York Philharmonic as a Conductor; Opera Director Yuval Sharon awarded MacArthur “Genuis” Grant; Full #OperaPassion Day programme revealed; What the music industry can learn from #MeToo

Broadway World

Andras Schiff to Return to New York Philharmonic as Conductor, Performer

András Schiff will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct and perform J.S. Bach’s Piano Concerto in A major, BWV 1055, and Schumann’s Piano Concerto.

NPR music

Opera Director Yuval Sharon Awarded MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

American opera and theater director Yuval Sharon has earned one of the most prestigious – and lucrative — honors in the arts world.

Pizzicato

Swedish composer Ingvar Lidholm passed away

One of Sweden’s greatest composers of the 20th century, Ingvar Lidholm, has passed away on 17 October at the age of 96, Swedish Radio reported.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for RPS Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer scheme

Emerging composers aged 18 or over are encouraged to apply for the RPS Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer scheme. The successful applicant will receive a £2,000 commission and mentoring from the Wigmore Hall’s composer in residence, Helen Grime.

Opera Now

Full #OperaPassion Day programme revealed

BBC Arts Digital is to join forces with eight leading UK opera companies and major cultural institutions for a day of live streaming for #OperaPassion Day (19 October).

BBC News

Sir Tom Jones: Abuse is common in music industry too

The singer was discussing the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein in an interview with the BBC.

Access All Areas

Industry body UK Music CEO unveils plans to protect grassroots venues

The proposed crackdown would force developers to consider the impact their schemes could have on nearby music venues and take steps to ensure their continued survival.

Huffington Post

Lara Baker: What the music industry can learn from #MeToo

This is a wake-up call for us all. It’s not enough to fight for equal opportunities and equal pay for women in music; we need to address the sexist attitudes and behaviours that are so ingrained in our business and always have been.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Joachim, Jim und Jimi

Mit dem Karl Ratzer Trio hat die Saison virtuos und reizvoll begonnen – doch bis zum bis zum Jahresende haben die Organisatoren von “Jazz am See” noch vier weitere, vielversprechende Konzerte im Winterprogramm.

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Die mit dem Riesenwesen kämpfte

Heute vor 30 Jahren starb die britische Cellistin Jacqueline du Pré. Ihre Musik, allen voran ihre Interpretation des Elgar-Cellokonzerts, ist unvergessen.

Klassikakzente

Ludovico Einaudi kommt nach Deutschland

Ludovico Einaudi kündigt für das Frühjahr 2018 seine erste Arenatournee durch Deutschland an.

Musik Heute

Oper Stuttgart “wütend” wegen längeren Hausarrests für Serebrennikow

Die Oper Stuttgart hat erschüttert auf die Verlängerung des Hausarrests für den russischen Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikow reagiert.

France Musique

Selon une étude britannique, les musiciens sont particulièrement touchés par la dépression

A Londres, l’université de Westminster a publié une enquête sur la santé mentale des musiciens. Selon les résultats de cette étude, les difficultés liées à la carrière musicale favoriseraient l’apparition de dépression et crises de panique chez les artistes.

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Klassik.com: #Komponist Ingvar ist tot

BR-Klassik: Der schwedische Komponist Ingvar Lidholm ist im Alter von 96 Jahren gestorben

Musik-Heute: . wählt zum “Künstler des Jahres”

 

Photo: Jacqueline du Pré © Warner Classics

(Written on October 19, 2017 )

In today’s news: New Holst scores discovered, Amy Wheatly joins Ministry of Sound, and girl peforms own jazz composition. Audience jury wanted, Moritz Puschke to be director of ION, and Münchner Philharmoniker to play Bruckner’s Symphonies 1,3 and 4.

The Guardian

Original Gustav Holst scores discovered in New Zealand library

Experts believe one of the works, Folk Songs from Somerset, has not been played or heard in more than a centur

The Violin Channel

Stage 2 Semi-Finalists Announced at America’s Cooper International Violin Competition

The 10 Stage 2 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition – Including VC Rising Star Johan Dalene

The Strad

Violinist prevented from taking 1709 Stradivarius on rail replacement bus

Christian Svarfvar claims he was forced to place his valuable violin in the luggage compartment after the driver refused him entry into Stockholm

Cmuse

The 5-year-old girl performs her own jazz composition

Elina Martirosyan is a 5-year-old prodigy. From the age of 4, she composes new jazz standards and then performs them on different instrument

Music Business Worldwide

Amy Wheatley joins Ministry of Sound as General Manager

Wheatley was previously at Three Six Zero where she was Head of UK Marketing, working on acts including Calvin Harris, Travis Scott and Hurts.

WDRB.com

Louisville Orchestra Inc. and Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra reach 3-year agreement

The Louisville Orchestra Inc. and Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra announced Tuesday a three-year contract agreement slated to run through May 31, 2020.

Der Tagesspiegel

Publikumsjury gesucht

Beim Jugendorchestertreffen im Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt entscheiden die Hörer, wer den Komponistenpreis gewinnt

Berliner Morgenpost

Berliner Kurator übernimmt Kirchenmusik-Festival

Der Berliner Kulturmanager und Kurator Moritz Puschke übernimmt 2019 die Leitung des Nürnberger Kirchenmusik-Festivals ION.

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„Tradition ist nicht die Anbetung der Asche“

Es soll der Auftakt zum Bruckner-Zyklus schlechthin werden: Im Rahmen des Internationalen Brucknerfests spielen die Münchner Philharmoniker unter der Leitung ihres Chefdirigenten Valery Gergiev die Sinfonien 1, 3 und 4 in Linz ein.

 

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(Written on July 19, 2017 )

In Today’s Classical News: Alan Gilbert to take Hamburg post, The Julliard School unveil new Chinese campus design, Musician thrown off flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin, and gigantic octobass spotted in action.

Choir and Organ

Los Angeles Master Chorale to be inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame on 22 June during its Lux Aeterna 20th anniversary celebration concert.

The Violin Channel

The Julliard School Unveil New Chinese Campus Design

The Juilliard School, in New York City, has this week unveiled the preliminary designs for the new Tianjin Juilliard School – set to open in Tianjin, China at the beginning of the 2019 academic year.

The Strad

Musician thrown off Aer Lingus flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin.

Freelance musician and Alexander Technique tutor Aingeala De Búrca claims that she was removed from the flight from Bristol to Dublin this week when she attempted to stow her instrument in the overhead locker

Cmuse

Check out this J.S. Bach Chaconne for Octobass and Four Double Basses

In a recent performance, we spotted a gigantic octobass in action. Compared to the typically enormous double basses, the octobass make them look like little cellos. The size was not the only thing impressive about the octobass but the deep, amazing melody that was previously unheard.

The New York Times

Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg

He is leaving a fixer-upper on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a sleek new home in Hamburg, Germany.

 Der Tagesspiegel

Unter den Linden werdet ihr mich finden

Acht Premieren präsentiert die Berliner Staatsoper in der Saison 2017/18 in ihrem sanierten Stammhaus – auch Placido Domingo ist dabei

 Die Welt

Das ist der neue Chefdirigent der Elbphilharmonie

Die Elbphilharmonie bekommt einen neuen Chefdirigenten: den Amerikaner Alan Gilbert, der zuvor das New York Philharmonic leitete. Er soll dafür sorgen, dass die Elphie auch innen Glamour verströmt.

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Alan Gilbert wird neuer Chefdirigent

Paukenschlag beim NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Nachdem am Montag überraschend bekannt wurde, dass Thomas Hengelbrock, Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, seinen Vertrag nicht verlängern wird, präsentiert das Orchester nun Alan Gilbert als seinen Nachfolger

 Musik Heute

Berliner Staatsoper feiert Wiedereröffnung mit Open-Air-Konzert

Die Berliner Staatsoper feiert die Wiedereröffnung ihres Stammhauses Unter den Linden nach siebenjähriger Sanierung mit einem Open-Air-Konzert. Am 30. September um 17:00 Uhr lädt Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim bei freiem Eintritt zu einem Konzert auf den Bebelplatz in der historischen Mitte Berlins

 Le Figaro

Solidays 2017 : «On voit l’environnement des festivals changer»

Une affiche attractive et un temps plus soutenable annoncé par La Chaîne météo seront au rendez-vous des Solidays. Mais même avec de telles conditions cette 19e édition, du vendredi 23 au dimanche 26 juin, aura fort à faire pour rassembler autant de personnes que l’année précédente, soit 202.000 spectateurs.

El Mundo

Antonio Serrano abre el jueves en Madrid el festival ‘Clazz de jazz latino’ con un homenaje a Toots Thielemans

Comienza la séptima edición de Clazz el festival del jazz latino que se abre el jueves 22 con el cuarteto de Antonio Serrano, uno de los más brillantes armonicistas del mundo y que contará el día 23 con el bandeononista Claudio Constantini y el quinteto tango-jazz y con el regreso a Madrid de Chano Domínguez que lleva varias temporadas instalado en los Estados Unidos y que ya ha cambiado la costa oeste por Nueva York.

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Classical Music Magazine: Alan Gilbert

(Written on June 23, 2017 )

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In today’s news: 12-year-old schoolboy wins university music scholarship, Music Director of the Flagstaff Symphony announced, Doris Day turns 95 –  two years too early, missing part of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony was found, 13 classical music movies to see, Simon Russell Beale interview, Castelucci staged Bach’s Matthaeus-Passion, Twitter campaign about classical music and New York Philharmonic changed with new director?

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Karajan Fellow Named Music Director Of The Flagstaff Symphony

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (Arizona. U.S.) has announced the appointment of Charles Latshaw as the new Music Director, from 1 July.

The Guardian

‘Age is just a number’: Doris Day turns 95 – two years earlier than planned

Doris Day turns 95 on Monday – something that came as a surprise even to her, as she had until this weekend believed herself to be about to turn 93.

Classicfm

Musicologists have found a missing part of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

A chance find in a Vienna apartment has uncovered a crucial fragment of Schubert’s score, and an orchestral recording of the now-complete score for the third movement has been made.

The Telegraph

Oxford’s youngest organist: 12-year-old schoolboy wins university music scholarship

A 12-year-old boy has become the youngest person to play the organ for an Oxford University college after winning a musical scholarship.

Cmuse

13 Best Classical Music Movies

Movie inspires us, entertains us and convinces us about the subjects that are important in our life. The classical music has always been an important part of the movie for decades.

Broadwayworld

Simon Russell Beale Talks Classical Music and “The Soldier’s Tale”

Alongside a lauded acting career – he will reprise his Prospero when the RSC’s The Tempest comes to the Barbican this summer – Simon Russell Beale has retained his passion for classical music, through projects like BBC series Sacred Music.

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Im Zeichen des Thomaners

Er darf in der Osterzeit nicht fehlen: Theaterkünstler Romeo Castellucci inszeniert J.S. Bachs Matthäus-Passion. Die musikalische Leitung übernimmt Kent Nagano

klassik.com

Mendelssohn-Manuskript in Zürich versteigert

Handschrift wurde für 180.000 Schweizer Franken verkauft

neuemusikzeitung.de

175. Geburtstag mit Coup: New Yorker Philharmoniker mit neuer Chefin

Zum 175. Geburtstag plagt sich das renommierte Orchester allerdings mit Problemen. Bringt die neue Chefin die Wende?

The New York Times

Peak Performances Devotes Season to Works by Women

When Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin” opened at the Metropolitan Opera in December, it was the first opera by a woman to be performed at the Met in 113 years.

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

5 Questions About #HearAllComposers

On March 14, 2017, Irish composers Amanda Feery, Emma O’Halloran, and Finola Merivale started a tweet storm aimed at ensembles and music organizations in Ireland for the lack of gender, racial, and socio-economic diversity on their concert programs.

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Music History today_classical in 1871 FP in US of ‘s ópera Lohengrin in NYC.

Manuskript von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, © Koller Auktionen

(Written on April 3, 2017 )

In today’s news: Dubai and BBC Proms strike for the globalisation of classical music, Maestro Anton Coppolla (100) leads Opera Tampa in concert, finalists for Windsor Festival International String announced, Spotify signs new licensing deals, New Bedford Symphony Picks Israeli Conductor, an interview with Generalmusikdirektor of Deutschen Oper Berlin Donald Runnicles, and International Bach Academy will perform on Bach’s 332 birthday on next Tuesday. Wednesday was a big day for the New York Philharmonic, both onstage and in its offices, and Nottingham elementary school student Matthew Smith is dreaming of conducting his own orchestra.

The National

Dubai and BBC Proms strike a chord for the globalisation of classical music

In Nairobi, children kick a football down the street pretending to be Ronaldo. In London, K-pop is on MTV. And in an Abu Dhabi mall, a queue forms outside the latest bubble-­tea cafe. We have all become familiar with the continuous creep of globalisation. So it’s not surprising that, like other industries, classical music hasn’t been left behind.

Musicalchairs

100 Year Old Conductor, Maestro Anton Coppola to Lead Opera Tampa in Concert, 3/25

March 21, 2017 marks the 100th birthday of Maestro Anton Coppola, the conductor and composer whose career has spanned from singing in the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus for the American premiere of Puccini’s Turandot at age 9 to – 91 years later – conducting his own an alternate ending for Puccini’s unfinished masterpiece, one of two new works to be premiered on March 25th at Coppola Conducts: 100 Years Young.

The Strad

Windsor Festival International String Competition names three finalists

The sixth Windsor Festival International String Competition has announced the three violinists selected to perform in tomorrow’s final, held in the Waterloo Chamber of Windsor Castle, UK.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify to sign new licensing deals with major labels ‘within weeks’?

It’s been nearly two years since Spotify fell out of a long-term licensing deal with Universal Music Group.

Rhinegold

Britten-Pears Foundation appoints Sir Vernon Ellis as chair

The Britten–Pears Foundation has appointed Sir Vernon Ellis as its new chair. He will succeed Nick Prettejohn, who is to step down in early June after eight years in post.

Pizzicato

New Bedford Symphony Picks Israeli Conductor

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts) has announced Yaniv Dinur as its new music director.

Der Tagesspiegel

„Wagner machte mich zu dem, der ich bin“

Abschied von Götz Friedrichs „Ring“: Donald Runnicles, Generalmusikdirektor der Deutschen Oper Berlin, über alte und neue Nibelungen, die Liebe zu Benjamin Britten und seine Vertragsverlängerung

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Das ist sehr sadistisch

Er spielt Beethoven und Strawinsky, nebenbei entwirft er Schuhe und Parfums. Theodor Currentzis gilt als Ausnahme unter den Dirigenten und reist mit eigenem Ensemble.

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„Mont Blanc der Kirchenmusik“

Am 21.3.2017 feiert Johann Sebastian Bach seinen 332. Geburtstag. Die Internationale Bachakademie begeht diesen Tag mit der Aufführung eines seiner bedeutendsten Werke, der „h-Moll-Messe“

The New York Times

New Concerto, New Leader: A Big Day at the New York Philharmonic

Wednesday was a big day for the New York Philharmonic, both onstage and in its offices.

WQXR.org

This 11-Year-Old British Boy is Set to Make his Conducting Debut (Video)

While his fellow 11-year-olds are playing video games or daring one another to eat stomach-churning food combinations, Nottingham elementary school student Matthew Smith is dreaming of conducting his own orchestra.

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Classical Music News  John Malkovich: ‘Politics has gone through a portal into an alternate universe’

klassik.com Haydn Bozen und Trient 2017 erhält 2,7 Millionen Euro

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(Written on March 17, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have announced ten academics selected for the 2017 New Generation Thinkers scheme, and the Edinburgh International Festival has announced the programme for its 70th anniversary season. A portait of 25-year old cellist Harriet Krijgh, and the New York Philharmonic announced next president and chief executive officer: Deborah Borda, and conductor Kurt Masur wants the International Kurt-Masur-Institute to subsist for younger generations.

Classical Music Magazine

New Generation Thinkers 2017 revealed

BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have announced ten academics selected for the 2017 New Generation Thinkers scheme.

Edinburgh International Festival announces 70th anniversary season

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced the programme for its 70th anniversary season, which will take place 4-28 August.

Music Business Worldwide

Abbey Road Studio Launches Two New Recording Spaces

Abbey Road Studios is bidding to attract “a whole new generation of artists” with a pair of new studios which open in London this week.

The Stage

Disney to fund black musical theatre students at Royal Academy of Music

Three students will receive full scholarships for the school’s one-year postgraduate course, thanks to money from Disney Theatrical Productions.

Die WELT

Das sind die schönsten Stellen der Beethoven-Sinfonien

Hier klopft nicht nur das Schicksal: Ein subjektives Listical unserer Lieblingspassagen der neun Sinfonien Beethovens.

concerti

Kein Wunderkind

In aller Bescheidenheit erarbeitet sich die 25-jährige Cellistin Harriet Krijgh großen Ruhm

Durch die Kraft der Musik

Über Generationen hinweg war der Dirigent Kurt Masur mit seinem humanistischen Gedankengut ein wichtiger Impulsgeber. Seine Überzeugung will das Internationale Kurt-Masur-Institut auch für nachfolgende Generationen lebendig halten

Die Morgenpost

Ensemble saust mit angelegten Ohren durchs Finale

Dirigent Teodor Currentzis mit MusicaAeterna im Konzerthaus

The New York Times

A New York Philharmonic Coup: Deborah Borda Is Named the New Leader

So it was nothing short of a coup for the troubled Philharmonic to announce on Wednesday that it had poached one of the most successful arts administrators in the nation to become its next president and chief executive officer: Deborah Borda

The Charlotte Observer

Unclassifiable Black Violin keeps kicking down musical walls

The answer for Black Violin has always been all of the above.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical in 1894 FP of ‘s opera Thais at the Paris Opéra, in Paris.

Klassik in Berlin @KDCBerlin Berliner Bühnen mit leichtem Besucherrückgang

Kurt Masur © Christian Steiner

(Written on March 16, 2017 )