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In today’s news: After an Alitalia flight during which her viola da gamba was badly damaged, the owner of the instrument has called on airlines to change their policy. Youth music charity NYMAZ has announced the first five music hubs selected to participate in the latest phase of Connect: Resound. Also, North Korea wants to send an orchestra to the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Classical Music

Nymaz announces first Connect: Resound participants

Youth music charity NYMAZ has announced the first five music hubs selected to participate in the latest phase of Connect: Resound.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2018 announces 44 successful candidates for live rounds

Over 90% of participants began playing the violin before the age of five and average age across junior and senior categories has dropped to 15 for the first time, with the youngest aged ten and oldest 21.

Classic FM

An airline smashed her 1660 viola da gamba – and now she’s calling them out

After an Alitalia flight during which her viola da gamba was badly damaged, the owner of the instrument has called on airlines to change their policy.

The Sun

Former Chelsea ace Frank Lampard reveals he almost died after swallowing trumpet mouthpiece

The 39-year-old ex-England ace told of the childhood trauma, ‘I swallowed the mouthpiece as a kid and it nearly killed me’

Phys.org

‘Earworm melodies with strange aspects’ – what happens when AI makes music

The first full-length mainstream music album co-written with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) was released on 12 January and experts believe that the science behind it could lead to a whole new style of music composition.

The New York Times

What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera

When Maria Callas appeared onstage at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday night, she looked a little pale, a little spectral.

nmz

Nordkorea will großes Orchester zu Winterspielen in Südkorea schicken

Nach der Einigung mit Südkorea auf seine Teilnahme an den Olympischen Winterspielen in Pyeongchang will Nordkorea ein großes Orchester für das kulturelle Rahmenprogramm schicken.

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Konzertdramaturg wegen Daniel Hope-Video entlassen

Wegen der Veröffentlichung eines sogenannten Shreds, eines nachvertonten Videos mit satirischem Text, von Daniel Hope und Ludovico Einaudi hat der Konzertdramaturg Arno Lücker seinen Job beim Berliner Konzerthaus verloren.

Musik Heute

Über 150.000 Besucher für Theater & Philharmonie Thüringen

Die Häuser der Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen GmbH in Gera und Altenburg haben erstmals die 150.000 Besucher-Marke geknackt.

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Superbanco ! Le Jeu des 1 000 euros s’associe à l’Orchestre national de France

Le Jeu des 1 000 euros, l’une des plus anciennes et célèbres émissions de France Inter, innove en proposant deux émissions 100% musicales.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1957 Death of Italian-American Arturo

Image: © IOC/nmz

(Written on January 16, 2018 )

In today’s news: NYMAZ to extend digital music education project, YouTube ripping site YouTube-MP3 shutting down after RIAA battle, and does playing Mozart to your unborn baby really make it smarter? Kirill Serebrennikow still under house arrest, Deutsche Oper Berlin begins new season with 140,000 guests, and more music at schools in France.

Classical Music Magazine

Basca announces 2017 Gold Badge recipients

Basca (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) has announced the recipients of the 2017 Gold Badge Awards.

Music Teacher

NYMAZ to extend digital music education project

NYMAZ has received £273,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Education and Learning Through the Arts Fund to extend its digital music education project Connect: Resound over the next four years.

The Strad

ARD Competition announces violin finalists

Launched in 1952, the competition focuses each year on different instrumental categories, selected from 21 disciplines. The 66th ARD International Music Competition 2017 offered four categories: violin, piano, guitar, and oboe.

Music Business Worldwide

YouTube ripping site YouTube-MP3 shutting down after RIAA battle

Good news for rights-holders: the world’s most popular online tool for ‘stream ripping’ audio from YouTube is shutting down following a legal battle with US recorded music body the RIAA.

Classic FM

Does playing Mozart to your unborn baby really make it smarter?

Studies suggest that playing music to your unborn child can improve its hearing, spatial reasoning skills and even general intelligence. But is there any truth in the ‘Mozart effect’?

Limelight

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in 2018

With guests from Italy, France and Cuba, Paul Dyer’s 2018 season tells wide-ranging stories of musical journeys.

Pizzicato

Wiener Staatsoper installierte 2.000 Tabletdisplays

Zum Saisonbeginn hat die Wiener Staatsoper ein neues Untertitel- und Informationssystem in Betrieb genommen. Zwei Millionen Euro wurden investiert.

Klassik.com

Moskauer Gericht lehnt Einspruch des russischen Regisseurs Serebrennikow ab

Der russische Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikow bleibt weiter unter Hausarrest. Ein Moskauer Gericht lehnte den Einspruch der Verteidigung Serebrennikows sowie deren Forderung, den Hausarrest aufzuheben, ab.

Musik Heute

Deutsche Oper Berlin: 14.000 Gäste bei Saison-Eröffnung

Das diesjährige Saison-Eröffnungsfest der Deutschen Oper Berlin hat rund 14.000 Besucher jeden Alters angezogen.

France Musique

Rentrée en musique : un espoir pour l’avenir des musiciens intervenants en milieu scolaire

Cette année, la rentrée se fera en musique, selon le souhait du ministre de l’Éducation nationale Jean-Michel Blanquer, avec aux premières loges, les enseignants de musique en milieu scolaire, qui espèrent y voir un engagement en faveur de l’éducation musicale à l’école. 

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in 1883 Birth of Else -Fischer in Frankfurt.

Classic FM: Does playing Mozart to your unborn baby really make it smarter?

(Written on September 5, 2017 )