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In today’s news: Stolen violin sold to pawn shop in Boston. Grammy Award-winning conductor jailed for abusing choirboy. First virtual reality prom announced. Bringing classical music festival to Barbados. What classical festivals can learn about climate friendliness from the pop world. A charity concert sells bars in donation to cancer research.

Classic FM

Stolen violin worth $250,000 sold to pawn shop for just $50 in Boston

A 1759 violin worth an estimated $250,000 was stolen from a home in Massachusetts, and sold to a local pawnshop for $50.

BBC News

Grammy Award-winning conductor jailed for abusing choirboy

A world-renowned conductor who abused a boy who saw him as a “surrogate father” has been jailed for 10 months.

BBC News

First virtual reality Prom announced

In keeping with the Proms’ “performance-first” ethos, the film will premiere to a live audience at Imperial College, across the road from the Royal Albert Hall, on 21 August.

The Hamilton Spectator

Bringing classical music festival to Barbados

And next week, the island of Barbados, population 293,000, will add yet another reason to visit, the first ever Barbados Classical Music Festival.

Pizzicato

On a European tour, Barenboim gives a musical voice to Palestine

This August, Daniel Barenboim reunites with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra for a seven-city tour across Europe.

Van Magazine

Wie Klassikfestivals das Thema Klimafreundlichkeit verschlafen

Sommerzeit ist Festivalzeit: Bayreuth, Wacken, Salzburg, Ferropolis, Luzern, Scheeßel – überall gehen Musikliebhaber*innen steil, auch wenn die Formen des Eskapismus von Ort zu Ort ziemlich unterschiedlich ausfallen. Was außerdem sehr verschieden gehandhabt wird, ist das Nachdenken über Klima- und Umweltschutz bei der Organisation solcher Großveranstaltungen.

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Zukunft von Filmorchester Babelsberg: Intendant schöpft neue Hoffnung

Das drohende Aus für das Filmorchester Babelsberg scheint abgewendet. Bei einem Gespräch mit der brandenburgischen Kulturstaatssekretärin Ulrike Gutheil und dem Potsdamer Baudezernenten Bernd Rubelt habe das Land zugesagt, den Fortbestand des renommierten Orchesters zu sichern.

Klassik.com

Konzert wird nach Takten verkauft

Das Nationale Zentrum für Tumorerkrankungen (NCT) veranstaltet im kommenden November ein Benefizkonzert zur Krebshilfe. Das Besondere dabei: bei “1.220 Takte gegen Krebs” erwerben Zuschauer mit ihren Tickets Takte, je mehr Takte man kauft, desto mehr spendet man für die  Krebsforschung.

 

 

 

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(Written on August 9, 2018 )

Today’s news: CBSO appoints Ula Weber as conductor of the Children’s Chorus ahead of its 25th anniversary in 2019, UMG drops its plans to float and Salzburg Festival celebrates women. Exactly how easy is it to combine touring and being a parent?

Rhinegold News

CBSO announces new Children’s Chorus conductor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) has appointed Ula Weber as conductor of the CBSO Children’s Chorus ahead of its 25th anniversary in 2019.

Music Week

UMG IPO plan dropped, Vivendi seeks strategic partner

The Universal Music Group IPO is off. Despite the buzz surrounding a potential public offering that could have capitalised on the streaming boom, parent company Vivendi has now ruled out such a move.

Music Business News

Spotify appoints Austin Daboh as Head of Shows & Editorial in the UK

The move is effective immediately, and will see the highly-rated exec oversee the strategic growth and development of Spotify’s Shows & Editorial initiatives in the territory. Daboh will also continue to lead Spotify’s work in the UK urban music space.

BBC News

How do stars juggle touring with parenthood?

Exactly how easy is it to combine touring and being a parent?

Limelight

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra announces composition prize

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has announced a brand new composition prize, named for its outgoing Managing Director of 17 years, Nicholas Heyward. The Heyward Prize celebrates Heyward’s contribution to furthering Australian composition across his tenure.

Concerti

Neue Klänge im Konzertsaal

Die japanische Komponistin Keiko Abe ist nicht nur eine virtuose Marimba-Spielerin, sie machte das Instrument dank ihrer zahlreichen Kompositionen auch zu einem beliebten Soloinstrument in den Konzertsälen

Die Welt

Diese Frauen machen einen fix und fertig

Bisse, Küsse, Sensationen: Bei den Salzburger Festspielen werden die Frauen gefeiert – Asmik Grigorian als Salome, Sandra Hüller als Penthesilea. Die flaue Inszenierung der „Zauberflöte“ fällt hingegen durch.

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Tómasz Stańko: Eine Trompetenstimme, rau und herzlich, ist verstummt

Am Morgen vom 29. Juli 2018 verstarb dort Tómasz Stańko wenige Tage nach seinem 76. Geburtstag. Als der prominente Trompeter im Frühjahr einen Arzt konsultierte, dachte er selbst zunächst noch an eine Lungenentzündung. Die Diagnose fiel schlimmer aus.

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Tiroler Festspiele: ‘Die Grünen’ fordern Suspendierung von Gustav Kuhn

Nach den massiven Vorwürfen gegen den Intendanten der Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Gustav Kuhn, hat der Kultursprecher der ‘Grünen’, Georg Kaltschmid, eine vorläufige Suspendierung Kuhns gefordert, bis zur rechtlichen Klärung der massiven Vorwürfe durch die Staatsanwaltschaft und gegebenenfalls Gerichte.

(Written on July 31, 2018 )

In today’s news: Ivan Hewett on composer Simon Holt, Alexis Ffrench contends that classical music should learn from hip hop, and Deutsche Grammophon unveil 120th anniversary plans. Moreover, the recording of Jonas Kaufmann’s intense Otello debut at the Royal Opera House now ranks number one on the classic charts, and Laura Schwengber translates music into sign language at Puls Open Air Festival.

The Telegraph

Composer Simon Holt on angst, creativity and the dangers of being ‘terminally trendy’

‘The world is full of composers who can fashion a slick, exciting piece that is modern in a fashionable way, slips down easily, and leaves nothing behind it. Much fewer in number are the composers whose pieces unveil a vivid and utterly personal expressive world, but which for that reason do not slip down easily. Simon Holt, who turns 60 this year, is definitely one of the latter sort’.

BBC News

Classical music ‘should learn from hip hop’

Classical music suffers from a “sense of entitlement” and needs to learn lessons from other, more “provocative” genres, says composer Alexis Ffrench.

Rhinegold

Deutsche Grammophon announces 120th anniversary plans

Deutsche Grammophon will celebrate its 120th anniversary this year with an international programme of activities and new releases. Digitised versions of rediscovered and previously unreleased tracks recorded in the early 1900s, including a reading by Leo Tolstoy and early recordings by Louis Armstrongs, are being created.

Financial Times

The strange appeal of Toto’s Africa — and why it’s cover-proof

Cropping up in South Park, Family Guy and Stranger Things, the song is popular with a generation too young to have known it first time round.

Music Week

‘It’s more relevant than it’s been for years’: Inside classical music’s UK revival

The Classic BRITs returns this week after a five-year absence, hot on the heels of the success of Ball & Boe, The Greatest Showman and Sheku Kanneh-Mason. So, are classical music and its associated genres back on the up? Hazel Davis investigates…

Concerti

Die offiziellen Top 20 Klassik-Charts im Juni 2018

Jonas Kaufmann hat vergangenen Juni sein Rollendebüt als Otello am Londoner Royal Opera House gefeiert. Der Mitschnitt dieser intensiven Aufführung steigt neu auf Platz eins der Klassik-Charts ein. Opernchef Antonio Pappano dirigiert voller Umsicht und mit der gebührenden Dramatik, Keith Warner inszeniert die Oper wie einen packenden Thriller.

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Laura übersetzt Musik in Gebärdensprache

Beim Puls Open Air war sie auf der Bühne Dolmetscherin für alle, die die Konzerte nicht hören konnten. Was Laura auf der Bühne genau macht, ist gar nicht so einfach zu definieren. Eigentlich ist sie Gebärdensprachen-Dolmetscherin, aber irgendwie auch selbst Performance-Künstlerin, so wie sie tanzt, springt und gestikuliert.

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Lebe dein Leben und deine Musik

Irene Kurka etabliert einen Podcast rund um den zeitgenössischen Gesang. Wer sich ihren Terminkalender, ihre Repertoireliste anschaut, glaubt ihr ‘neue musik leben’, diesen schönen, diesen redenden Titel für ihren brandneuen Podcast sofort. Irene Kurka lebt in der Neuen Musik, lebt für sie.

Klassik.com

Sachsen: Land erhöht Finanzmittel für Theater und Orchester

Mitarbeiter kommunaler Theater sollen in Sachsen künftig mehr Geld erhalten. Das Kabinett stimmte einem entsprechenden Entwurf aus dem Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst zu, nun muss noch der Landtag zustimmen.

Le Monde

Le business des concerts se porte à merveille

A la tête d’un réseau de 29 salles et de dizaines de stades aux Etats-Unis, Tim Leiweke, le patron d’Oak View Group, se développe à marche forcée dans un secteur florissant. “L’industrie des concerts n’a jamais été aussi florissante”, assure Tim Leiweke, le PDG d’Oak View Group, qui compte un réseau de 29 salles de concert et des dizaines de stades aux Etats-Unis.

Platea Magazine

La Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias presenta “Perspectivas”, su temporada 18-19

La Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias ha presentado la que será su próxima temporada, 2018-2019, bajo el título “Perspectivas”, que ha ideado su director artístico y titular Rossen Milanov. Los conciertos se celebrarán en Oviedo (15 conciertos) y Gijón (9 programas).

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(Written on June 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: BBC Symphony Orchestra gets new home in East London, Grace Davidson to release a new recording with the Academy of Ancient Music, the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production of Madama Butterfly discusses its darkest aspects, and in Scotland parents and teachers call for children’s music tuition to be protected. Additionally, German project TONALi offers young talents a stage and the possibility to organise their own concert formats, and Leipzig announces a new music fair.

Classical-Music.com

BBC Symphony Orchestra to get new home in East London

BBC Symphony Orchestra to leave iconic Maida Vale studios and open a new hub in Stratford in 2022/2023.

Rhinegold

Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music launch new recording

Soprano Grace Davidson and the Academy of Ancient Music will celebrate the release of a new recording on 29 June with a live performance at St Jude’s Church in Hampstead Garden.

The Guardian

Sex, betrayal, suicide: is Madama Butterfly too sordid to stage today?

Puccini’s Orientalist story of the sexual exploitation of an Asian woman may seem repulsive in the #metoo era – but we shouldn’t flinch from a masterpiece’s savagery, says the director of Glyndebourne’s latest production.

Classic FM

Parents in Scotland can’t afford music lessons for their children

Teachers will call for children’s music tuition in Scotland to be protected, as authorities in Clackmannanshire confirmed plans this week to double the cost of musical instrument lessons to £524 a year.

Complete Music Update

Apple Music launches new team to enhance songwriter and publisher relationships

Apple has promoted one of its long-term music-focused legal directors to the new role of Global Director Of Music Publishing. Elena Segal will head up a new team that will manage relationships between the Apple Music streaming service and the mysterious world of music publishing and songwriting.

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Kulturmanager von morgen

Das Projekt TONALi bietet jungen Talenten eine Bühne und darüber hinaus die Möglichkeit, eigene Konzertformate zu organisieren. Bevor musikalische Talente vor ein Publikum treten können, ist eine umfangreiche Organisationsarbeit zu leisten. Finanzplanung, Sponsoren-Akquise, Marketingmaßnahmen und Buchungen von Spielstätten – all das sind Herausforderungen, an denen auch junge Menschen wachsen können.

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Komponist Lachenmann setzt auf Hörner – Uraufführung in München

Die Avantgarde-Musikreihe «musica viva» des Bayerischen Rundfunks präsentiert ein neues, großes Orchesterwerk von Helmut Lachenmann. Der erteilt politischer Musik eine Absage. Wird es mit acht Solo-Hörnern dieses Mal vielleicht romantisch?

Pizzicato

Leipzig kündigt neue Musikmesse an

In Leipzig wird im November 2019 eine Musikmesse unter dem Namen ‘musicpark’ statfinden. Ähnlich wie ‘Musicora’ in Paris soll sich die Publikumsveranstaltung an Musikbegeisterte, Hobbymusiker, Musikschüler und Einsteiger wenden, die Instrumente ausprobieren, kaufen oder live erleben möchten.

BR Klassik

Folkert Uhdes letzte ION “Momente, die in Erinnerung bleiben”

Am 6. Juni beginnt die 67. Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg. Für den künstlerischen Leiter Folkert Uhde wird es seine letzte Saison sein. Im BR-KLASSIK-Interview verrät der Konzertdesigner, ob er in den sechs Jahren Musica Sacra seine Ziele erreichen konnte und was er von Nürnberg gelernt hat.

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(Written on June 6, 2018 )

In today’s news: New York Philharmonic plays without conductor, shortlist for Classic Brit Award Sound Poll revealed, the music genre that makes us most indulgent when eating out is revealed, premiere of Brokeback Mountain opera, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival appoints Violinist Monica Curro and pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos as next Artistic Directors, and young singers wanted for children’s opera in Hamburg.

The Times

Follow that violinist: New York Philharmonic plays without a conductor

The New York Philharmonic was directed by its concertmaster, Frank Huang, from his position leading the first violins, instead of a conductor.

Classic FM

Classic BRIT Awards Sound of Classical poll shortlist revealed

Five future classical stars have been shortlisted in the first ever Sound of Classical poll, with the winner to be revealed at the Classic BRIT Awards on June 13th.

The New York Times

‘I’ll Have the Cake.’ The Music Made Me Do It.

People were more likely to pick unhealthful or calorie-laden items when the ambient music was loud, and healthful items when softer music was played.

Is Opera Dying? No, But This One Is Staged Among the Dead

A new series, opening with David Hertzberg’s “The Rose Elf,” will produce classical performances in the narrow catacomb at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

The Independent

From Anna Meredith to Mark-Anthony Turnage, Israeli-Arab youth orchestras to late-night Bach – these are the most exciting Proms

While the core classical menu is dependable as ever, there’s also plenty of imaginative programming by the BBC this year.

Playbill

First Look at the U.S. Premiere of Brokeback Mountain Opera

The U.S. premiere of Charles Wuorinen and Annie Proulx’s operatic adaptation of Brokeback Mountain opens May 31 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.

Limelight

Port Fairy Spring Music Festival appoints next Artistic Directors

Violinist Monica Curro and pianist and composer Stefan Cassomenos will jointly succeed Iain Grandage as Artistic Directors of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival from 2019, after Grandage’s final Port Fairy Festival taking place this year.

Pizzicato

David Angus extends contract with Boston Lyric Opera

63-year-old British conductor David Angus has signed a three-year renewal to his contract as Music Director for Boston Lyric Opera (BLO), taking him through the 2020/21 season.

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Was ist noch privat? Musiktheater-Biennale beginnt in München

Wie verändert sich im digitalen Zeitalter die Bedeutung des Begriffs «Privatsache»? Mit 15 Uraufführungen widmet sich die 16. «Münchener Biennale» ab Samstag (2. Juni) dieser Frage.

Klassik.com

Mikis Theodorakis wird Ehrendoktor der Universität Salzburg

Der griechische Komponist Mikis Theodorakis wird mit der Ehrendoktorwürde in Philosophie der Universität Salzburg ausgezeichnet. Theodorakis soll damit auch für seine zeitlose Musik und sein Einsatz für die Menschenrechte geehrt werden.

Klassik Heute

opera piccola: Junge Sängerinnen und Sänger für Kinderoper gesucht

Für die Kinderoper Schneewittchen in der Reihe opera piccola sucht die Staatsoper Hamburg junge Talente, die bei den Vorstellungen im Februar 2019 mitwirken wollen. 

Platea Magazine

La Filarmónica de Berlín y Simon Rattle llegan a Madrid y Barcelona en su gira europea

La Berliner Philharmoniker recalará el próximo jueves 7 en el Auditorio Nacional de Madrid y el viernes 8 en el Palau de la Música de Barcelona.

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Frank Huang directs his fellow musicians as leader of the first violins © HIROYUKI ITO/GETTY IMAGES

(Written on June 1, 2018 )

In our news today, Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has announced the winners of its 2016 awards for live music, awarding a car park orchestra one of the top prizes. Three core team members at Ingpen & Williams will leave over the next few months, and Graham Vick comments that opera’s need to break out of their comfort zone to recruit new audiences.

BBC News

Car park orchestra wins classical award

An orchestra that plays in a multi-storey car park in south London has won a top prize at the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards. The Multi-Story Orchestra was praised for its “ingenuity and impact in the local community” as it picked up the audience engagement prize.

Classical-music.com

Royal Philharmonic Society Awards announced

The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has announced the winners of its 2016 awards for live music at a ceremony this evening at The Brewery, London, hosted by Radio 3 presenters Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Suzy Klein and presented by Canadian baritone Gerald Finley.

Classical Music Magazine

Major changes at Ingpen & Williams

Three core team members at Ingpen & Williams will leave over the next few months.

The Guardian

Opera companies urged to break out of ‘ghetto’ to find new audiences

Opera companies need to get out of their “ghetto” where they are protected by concepts of excellence and artistic integrity and find new audiences on their own ground, the director Graham Vick has told a gathering of the movers and shakers of Britain’s classical music world.

Music Week

Freddie Mercury scholarship at ACM announced

The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) and Metropolis Studios have announced the introduction of a Freddie Mercury Scholarship, backed by Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May. The award will be presented later this year, in honour of the singer’s 70th birthday on September 5.

Classic FM

Man plays Eiffel Tower like a monumental drum kit for his new percussion piece

An American composer is embarking on a new project, harnessing the sounds of the Eiffel Tower in his latest composition. ‘Tower Music’ by Joseph Bertolozzi uses sounds created by hitting different surfaces of the iconic landmark with mallets.

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Libeskind To Present A Unique Concert Project in Frankfurt

Architect Daniel Libeskind has developed a very special concert project for Frankfurt: On May 21 and 22, One Day in Life will present more than 75 individual concert events at 18 locations in Frankfurt, featuriung 18 basic conditions of life.

Die Welt

Pollini-Konzertbesucher buhen Flüchtling aus

Beim Konzert der Klavierlegende Mauricio Pollini in der Hamburger Laeiszhalle kam es zum Eklat: Der Darbietung eines 18-jährigen Flüchtlings aus Afghanistan über religiöse Unfreiheit folgten Buh-Rufe.

Musik heute

Rundfunkchor Berlin startet Lounge-Konzerte

Der Rundfunkchor Berlin startet in der Saison 2016/17 eine Reihe mit Lounge-Konzerten. An drei Abenden kann das Publikum mit Chormitgliedern und wechselnden Gästen ins Gespräch kommen, teilte der Klangkörper am Dienstag in Berlin mit.

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Musik als Dauerzustand, als Lebensgarantie

Am 11. Mai jährt sich der Todestag Max Regers zum 100. Mal. Susanne Popp, Leiterin des Max-Reger-Instituts Karlsruhe, hat aus diesem Anlass eine knapp 550 Seiten starke Biographie bei Breitkopf & Härtel vorgelegt.

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Bamberg Symphony @bambergsymphony  baton has been glued several times – he simply won’t give it up

TownHallSymphonyHall @THSHBirmingham  Conductor of the Year goes to…! See you in May 2017 with

Top Classical News @topcmnews How to be HIP – from listening to Adelina Patti to an 18th century Scots dance band

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Photograph: Amber Vernuccio

(Written on May 11, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Harpist Oliver Wass wins the 2016 Guildhall gold medal, Andris Nelsons receives the 13th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award & opera star Andrea Bocelli serenades football fans before kick off in the Leicester City vs Everton game.

Classical Music Magazine

Harpist Oliver Wass wins the 2016 Guildhall gold medal

Harpist Oliver Wass has won the 2016 Guildhall School of Music & Drama gold medal. He performed Ginastera’s concerto for harp, accompanied by the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Adrian Leaper.

Nelsons receives Glashütte Original Music Festival Award

Andris Nelsons has been presented with the 13th Glashütte Original Music Festival Award. The award was presented by the managing director of Glashütte Original Yann Gamard and the intendant of the Dresden Music Festival Jan Vogler following a concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on 6 May at Dresden’s Frauenkirche.

International Arts Manager

Bocelli serenades Leicester City fans

Opera star Andrea Bocelli serenaded football fans on Saturday with a spine-tingling rendition of Nussun Dorma before kick off in the Leicester City vs Everton game. The song became famous in football circles after the BBC used Pavarotti’s rendition as the theme tune for its Italia ’90 World Cup coverage.

The Telegraph

Gerald Finley: ‘I dream of finishing my career as von Trapp’

Thirty years ago, a shy young rookie with a soft Canadian accent and gentle smile, straight out of the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music, made his professional debut in the back row of the Glyndebourne chorus.

Music Week

Irving Azoff claims YouTube is “the root of the problem”

Azoff has issued an open letter on re/code to “Dear YouTube” in response a recent blog post on the services’ “creator blog” titled ’Setting The Record Straight’. In the post, Christophe Muller, Head of YouTube International Music Partnerships, contended that “YouTube takes copyright management extremely seriously and we work to ensure rights holders make money no matter who uploads their music.

Classic FM

Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian with a whole orchestra because he can

Kanye West is not known for his subtlety – so it makes sense that his gift to KK for mother’s day is not a bunch of flowers but a whole string orchestra.

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Opera Fort Collins hires new executive director

Elizabeth Telling has been announced as Opera Fort Collins’ new executive director

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Andris Nelsons mit Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2016 ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Andris Nelsons hat den Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2016 erhalten. Der Lette erhält die mit 25.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung für sein Engagement in Bezug auf die Vermittlung klassischer Musik sowie die Nachwuchsförderung.

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Sachsen-Anhalt: Staatskanzlei künftig für Kultur zuständig

In Sachsen-Anhalt soll die Kulturpolitik künftig komplett von der Staatskanzlei verantwortet werden.

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Run auf Freikarten für die Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung

Am Morgen wurde eine Seite zur Verlosung von Freikarten für die Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnungskonzerte freigeschaltet. Wenig später brach sie zusammen. Doch noch haben alle eine Chance auf Tickets.

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The Strad @TheStradMag The 9th International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart has named five semi finalists

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Live Music Now @LiveMusicNowUK Fascinating uplifting meeting of A Choir in Every Care Home today. Thanks all who took part.

Dresdner Musikfestspiele . Konzert von Jan Vogler und dem Boston Symphony Orchstra am 07.05.2016 in der Dresdner Frauenkirche . Mit anschliessender Verleihung des Glashuette Original Festpielpreises an Dirigent Andris Nelsons . Foto: Oliver Killig

Photograph: Oliver Killig

(Written on May 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Yo-Yo Ma receives Getty Medal, Juilliard School and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna to be the world’s top music universities and Classicalite questions whether classical music affects our mental and physical health.

International Arts Manager

Yo-Yo Ma honoured with Getty Medal

Yo-Yo Ma has won the prestigious J Paul Getty Medal for his work as an artist who brings different cultures together through music. Established in 2013, the award honours those who make an extraordinary contribution to the practice, understanding and support of the arts.

International Arts Manager

Midori residency programme heads to Hawaii

Illustrious violinist Midori has selected Hawaii for her next orchestral residency programme. The Japanese-born American will lead workshops, masterclasses, discussion groups and advocacy efforts, as well as performing with both Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Hawaii Youth Symphony (HYS).

Classicalite

Can classical music improve your mental and physical health?

Can listening to classical music favorably affect your health? Numerous studies have posited its advantageous effects on blood pressure, cognition and stress — just to name a few.

The Telegraph

Sir Peter Moores – obituary

Philanthropist and heir to the Littlewoods empire who became a generous patron of the arts.

Music Week

PRS for Music Foundation announces next Momentum Music round

PRS for Music Foundation has announced the next 14 artists to receive Momentum Music funding, in conjunction with Arts Council England and Spotify.

Pizzicato

Juilliard School & University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna are the best

QS World University Ranking has published the world’s top music universities, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The Number One position is held by The Juilliard School, United States, followed by University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Austria).

MusicAlly

MusicFirst coalition tears into Google and YouTube

It is open season once again on Google and YouTube in the US, following the RIAA’s decision to make the ‘value gap’ a key part of its 2015 figures announcement.

Klassik.com

Geigerin Mélanie Defize unter den Opfern der Brüsseler Terroranschläge

Unter den Opfern der Anschläge in Brüssel am 22. März befindet sich auch die belgische Geigerin und Musikproduzentin Mélanie Defize. Die 29-Jährige kam in der Metrostation Maelbeek ums Leben.

NMZ

Moritz Eggert erhält Louis Spohr Musikpreis 2016

Der deutsche Komponist Moritz Eggert (50) erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Louis Spohr Musikpreis der Stadt Braunschweig. Die Preisverleihung findet mit Unterstützung des Staatsorchesters Braunschweig am 23. Oktober 2016 im Rahmen eines Sinfoniekonzertes in der Stadthalle Braunschweig statt.

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Osterfestspiele in Baden-Baden ziehen 25 000 Besucher an

Rund 25 000 Musikliebhaber haben die Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden mit den Berliner Philharmonikern besucht. Damit wurde eine Auslastung von 90 Prozent erreicht, wie das Festspielhaus Baden-Baden am Ostermontag mitteilte.

Die Welt

SWR stellt Programm vor

Vier Jahre nach der umstrittenen Entscheidung über die Orchesterfusion beim Südwestrundfunk (SWR) nimmt der neue Klangkörper Gestalt an. Das erste Konzert des neuen SWR-Symphonieorchesters mit Sitz in Stuttgart ist am 22. September geplant.

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Spenden-Plattform Musik Bewegt ins Leben gerufen

Für die gute Sache: Die Berliner Plattform Musik Bewegt gibt Künstlern die Möglichkeit, losgelöst von VÖ-Terminen, Promo-Gigs und Tourdaten gemeinsam mit anderen öffentlichkeitswirksam auf die von ihnen unterstützten sozialen Projekte aufmerksam zu machen. Die gemeinnützige Stiftung versetzt sie Fans in die Lage, sich in Verbindung mit den Künstlern engagieren.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews: Hearing the Ottomans in London: a guest post by Professor Rachel Beckles Willson #

BR_Klassik @br_klassik: # in der Klassik. Unser Wochenthema in der “Mittagsmusik”, immer von 12.05-14.00

BBC Radio 3 @bbcradio3: We’re in the Modern period for Music in Time today, looking at Holst’s interest in folk songs #

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Photograph: International Arts Manager

(Written on March 29, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that Borletti-Buitoni Trust awards winners 2016 have been announced, Michael Foyle wins 2016 Netherlands Violin Competition & Black Violin breaking stereotypes about classical music. Also, Flipside Opera gives a new twist on classical music genre

Classical Music Magazine

Borletti-Buitoni Trust award winners 2016 announced

The winners of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT) awards and fellowships have been announced

The Strad

Michael Foyle wins 2016 Netherlands Violin Competition

The 24-year-old violinist receives €12,000 and performing opportunities

The News Tribune

Black Violin returns to Tacoma, breaking stereotypes about classical music and race one note at a time

Classical music has a long way to go towards racial diversity — but you wouldn’t know it watching a Black Violin concert

CBC News

Flipside Opera gives a new twist on classical music genre

Winnipeg singers hope to flip your perspective and pull curtain up on the world of opera

NMZ

Thüringer Kompositionspreis für Südkoreaner Eunsung Kim

Den Thüringer Kompositionspreis 2015 erhält der in Weimar lebende Südkoreaner Eunsung Kim

Klassik Akzente

Zum 90. Geburtstag von György Kurtág

Er ist einer der größten Komponisten der Gegenwart. Jetzt feiert György Kurtág, den eine fruchtbare und lange Zusammenarbeit mit ECM verbindet, seinen 90. Geburtstag

Crescendo

Georges Aperghis erhält den höchstdotierten Preis im Bereich der zeitgenössischen Musik

Der griechische Komponist Georges Aperghis ist mit dem BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award ausgezeichnet worden

Codex Flores

Zukunft des Danish National Chamber Orchestra gesichert

Das in seiner Existenz gefährdete Nationale Dänische Kammerorchester lebt dank Zuwendungen dreier dänischer Stiftungen – zumindest projektbezogen – weiter

Classicalite

Ennio Morricone to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Legendary film composer, Ennio Morricone, who is still going strong in his 8th decade of work, has seen it all and done it all in the world of cinema

Twitter

The Musical Brain @themusicalbrain“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” — Carl Sagan

Classical Opera@classicalopera The re-discovered composition by Mozart and Salieri has been performed: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35589422

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1947 FP of Gian Carlo #Menotti’s opera The Telephone #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

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(Written on February 18, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine has an exclusive video insight on Errollyn Wallen, two choirs meet in a bar and belt out Ave Maria and Renaud Capuçon facing the music. Also, Nadia Sirota’s mission is to prove classical music is not dead

Classical Music Magazine

Exclusive video insight: Errollyn Wallen

In this exclusive video, Errollyn Wallen talks to Max Reinhardt and cellist Matthew Sharp about her new album PHOTOGRAPHY

Classical fm

Two awesome choirs bumped into each other in a bar and this incredible performance just happened

Like the beginning of a joke, but better: two top-flight choirs walked into a bar, and belted out this classic Ave Maria

The Guardian

Facing the music: Renaud Capuçon

Mahler, Brel, Brahms and Woody Allen – the violinist reveals the music and musicians that inspire him

Ottawa Citizen

New music evangelist: Nadia Sirota’s mission is to prove classical music is not dead

She crusades for new and old “classical” music. It is a labour of intense love

Die Zeit

Frau General lässt bitten

Vor einem Jahr stand der Geiger Frank Peter Zimmermann plötzlich ohne seine Stradivari da. Jetzt hat er eine neue

Der Tagesspiegel

Sachsen soll besser klingen

Der Dresdner Kulturpalast wandelt sich bis 2017 zum international konkurrenzfähigen Konzertsaal. Bislang liegt der Umbau tatsächlich im Kosten- und Zeitplan

NMZ

Komponieren ist Handwerk – Absolute Beginners

Wie unterrichtet man eigentlich Komposition? Was passiert in einer Kompositionsstunde?

La Vanguardia

Homenaje a Tomás y Valiente del Orfeón DonostiarraLa Vanguardia

Fallece el crítico musical Carlos Gómez Amat

La música española pierde a una figura de gran calidad científica, artística y humana

The New York Times

Grammys Tend to Focus on Heroics in Singling Out the Jazz Solo

A friend who edits a monthly jazz magazine tells me that nearly 5,000 new jazz records were sent in his direction last year. That’s not all of the new jazz albums made around the world in 2015, but a decent percentage of them

Twitter

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1912 Birth of #soprano Ilona #Steingruber #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

The Swingles@swinglesingers We have a new tenor! Please welcome Jon Smith (@jonsmithmusic_) to The Swingles family 🙂 http://www.theswingles.co.uk/blog/2016/2/8/we-have-a-new-tenor

BBC Music Magazine@MusicMagazine Emmanuelle Bertrand plays Debussy’s Sonata for Cello + Piano in our free download this week. http://www.classical-music.com/free-download/free-download-prologue-debussys-sonata-cello-and-piano

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(Written on February 8, 2016 )