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In today’s news: list to a music performances in a living room and new film clip of the Beatles during their filming in the Austrian Alps. JK Rowling warns not to buy a stolen Harry Potter prequel. Herbert Blomstedt is being awarded with honorary medal by the city of Leipzig, and the initiative Musicians4unitedeurope gives concert for Europe in Berlin. British Transport Police recover stolen 300-year-old Goffriller violin.

The Telegraph

JK Rowling Tells Fans Not to Buy £25,000 Harry Potter Prequel Stolen in Burglary

An untitled Harry Potter prequel handwritten on a postcard by JK Rowling has been stolen in a burglary in Birmingham.

The Guardian 

Unseen Footage of the Beatles During Filming of Help! Emerges after 50 Years

Filmed by late actor Leo McKern, who starred in the film, the clip shows the Fab Four messing around between takes during filming in Austrian Alps.

Classical Music Magazine

Search Begins for Team to Design Centre for Music

The Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama are seeking applications from design teams to develop plans for London’s proposed Centre for Music.

NMZ

Ehrenmedaille für Ex-Gewandhauskapellmeister Herbert Blomstedt

Der frühere Kapellmeister des Leipziger Gewandhauses Herbert Blomstedt soll die Ehrenmedaille der Stadt erhalten.

Pizzicato

Ulf Schirmers Leipziger Vertrag soll im Juni verlängert werden

Der Leipziger Oberbürgermeister Burkhard Jung hat dem Stadtrat vorgeschlagen, den Vertrag des Intendanten und Generalmusikdirektors der Oper Leipzig, Ulf Schirmer, bis 2022 zu verlängern.

Berlin.de

«Musicians4unitedeurope» spielen für Europa

Der Initiative «Musicians4unitedeurope» haben sich nach deren Angaben mittlerweile 400 Musiker angeschlossen, darunter Dirigenten wie Paavo Järvi, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Jurowski und Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

NPR

In the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, teens speak up by singing out

The Brooklyn Youth Chorus is not your typical kids’ choir, singing folk-song arrangements and show tunes. It’s made up of over 600 kids, from second grade to the end of high school, from struggling neighborhoods to New York’s elite.

The Strad

British Transport Police recover stolen 300-year-old Goffriller violin

The 1700 instrument, belonging to London violinist Carol Slater, was stolen from a Gatwick Express train at the end of March.

Music Business Worldwide

Universal’s Streaming Growth is Slowing Down – but still Provided $500M in Q1
 Universal Music Group has just reported its highest quarterly revenue in 15 years – but there were signs of caution within its numbers.

Capital Public Radio

Home is Where The Classical Music is

 It’s 7:30 on a Wednesday night and UC Davis graduate student Natalie Popovich is having some friends over for a party. But this is no ordinary college shindig.

South China Morning Post

British Artist Visits 16 lost Libraries Along the Silk Road in Epic Motorbike Trip

Abigail Reynolds’ ‘Ruins of Time’ exhibition is the result of a five-month journey through 2,000 years and half the globe

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11Death of an early Mahler singer

3 Musikpublizist und Kritiker Joachim Kaiser gestorben

 

The Guardian: Photograph: Neil Pearson Rare Books

(Written on May 12, 2017 )

In today’s news: a new music festival in Disneyland Paris, and DG welcomed their first female cellist. True Story in the Lineup of Cannes film festival, and Luther’s music had more power than his words. Arte presents new opera on video platform, and Justin Doyle becomes chief of the RIAS-Chamber choir. Tenor Endrik Wottrich died last wednesday, and classical pianist Dennis Matsuev goes jazz.

The Strad

Cellist Camille Thomas signs to Deutsche Grammophon

The 28-year-old Franco-Belgian musician is the first ever female cellist to join DG’s artist roster.

NME

Disneyland Paris is set to host new music festival

Disneyland Paris will be the setting of a new EDM festival this summer.

The Spectator

Luther’s music had an even greater impact than his words

Music was at the heart of the Lutheran reformation. Four hours of music, for example, was introduced into the Saxon school curriculum

The Guardian

Roman Polanski’s Based on a True Story added to Cannes film festival lineup

The director’s latest thriller will premiere at the festival as his lawyer continues to battle for the Oscar winner’s return to the US

BBC

Russell Tovey and his dream role in ‘gay fantasia’

Few stage productions attract the level of expectation which surrounds the National Theatre’s new revival in London of Tony Kushner’s 1990s play Angels in America.

The Violin Channel

Thomastik-Infeld Versum Solo Cello String Pack Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a Thomastik-Infeld cello soloist twin set string pack.

Concerti

Oper auf Abruf

ARTE-Plattformen und +7-Mediathek verbinden sich zu neuem Videoportal

NMZ

Brite Justin Doyle startet als Chef des RIAS-Kammerchors

Der Brite Justin Doyle tritt mit der kommenden Spielzeit als Chefdirigent des RIAS Kammerchors an.

Pizzicato

Tenor Endrik Wottrich verstorben

Der 1963 in Celle geborene deutsche Tenor Endrik Wottrich ist am gestrigen Mittwoch unerwartet verstorben. Das teilte die Oper Leipzig mit.

Broadway world

44th annual Bach week festival to feature artist debuts and more

The Chicago area’s 44th annual Bach Week Festival, opening April 28 in Evanston, Ill., will feature festival debuts of local and visiting artists of international stature in concerts devoted to the music of the festival’s namesake, German Baroque composer J. S. Bach.

WQXR

Classical Pianist Denis Matsuev Takes the A Train

Classical pianist Dennis Matsuev is no stranger to jazz — here he is in concert, performing the Billy Strayhorn classic “Take the ‘A’ Train.”

San Diego Reader

PONY rides a new vision for live classical music

Movies, lights, but where is the social media presence?

Twitter 

16Schwetzinger starten am 28. April unter dem “Leidenschaft”

Join today for the last Hour of the week, followed by another 3 hours of great classical music

 

NME

(Written on April 28, 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.

nmz

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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Music History @today_classical in 1835 Birth of Andrew steel industrialist, builder of

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 today’s news, the first International Youth Choir Festival will take place in 2017, British Airways forces musician to carry his instrument unprotected and Vienna Philharmonic opens their home for refugees. Also, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra comes up with graphic listening guides and more and more musicians are using iPads and laptops instead of sheet music.

Classical Music Magazine

NYCGB announces first International Youth Choir Festival

The inaugural International Youth Choir Festival will take place on 15 and 17 April 2017.

Herbert Howells Society appoints Stephen Cleobury as president

Stephen Cleobury has been appointed president of the Herbert Howells Society. He succeeds founding president Sir David Willcocks, who served from 1987 until his death in 2015.

The Strad

Violinist forced to carry unprotected instrument on lap on British Airways flight

Cecilia Bernardini was asked by staff to remove the instrument from its case, which was then checked into the hold.

Independent

Can the notion of ‘complete art work’ save English National Opera, and opera itself?

Next week English National Opera opens a new production of Tristan and Isolde, Richard Wagner’s gigantic, groundbreaking hymn to love and Schopenhauerian philosophy. With designs by the artist Anish Kapoor, ENO’s ex-music director Edward Gardner conducting, direction by Daniel Kramer – the company’s artistic director elect – and a starry cast featuring the Australian tenor Stuart Skelton as Tristan, it promises much.

NY Times

When Classical Musicians Go Digital

Increasing numbers of players are using iPads and laptops instead of sheet music, especially now that the latest generation of tablets come in the same size as a standard score.

Mashable

Blind musicians take the lead in this Thai orchestra

In Thailand, some Buddhists view physical or intellectual disability as punishment manifested for wrongdoing in a past life. The Thai Blind Orchestra, made up of children as young as 9, hopes to help combat this perception through its musical training and performances.

Pizzicato

Vienna Philharmonic’s Refugee House Has Been Opened

The Philharmonic Refugee House in St. Aegyd, an initiative of the Vienna Philharmonic, has been officially opened. The house has three apartments as well as a large meeting room « in which also the local population is invited to seek contact with the families of the house ».

This Is Local London

Children’s choir to celebrate 25th anniversary

Children’s International Voices of Enfield, which is made up of and run entirely by volunteers, will sing on Sunday, July 10 at 3pm, at Palmers Green Union Reformed Church.

SFCV

Symphonic Guides for the Rest of Us

A recent post by Mark Sinclair in Creative Review reveals an innovative approach developed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a clever graphic designer to provide easier signposts.

Classical-music.com

What is an…Apoggiatura?

Stephen Johnson gets to grips with classical music’s technical terms.

klassik.com

Mozarteum: Einvernehmliche Vertragsauflösung zwischen Rektor und Universität

Die Universität Mozarteum Salzburg und dessen bisheriger Rektor Siegfried Mauser haben in gegenseitigem Einvernehmen eine Auflösung des Dienstverhältnisses beschlossen.

BR_KLASSIK

“Parsifal”-Premiere ohne Angela Merkel

Sie zählt zu den Stammgästen auf dem Grünen Hügel, doch dieses Jahr wird Angela Merkel nicht zur Eröffnungspremiere nach Bayreuth kommen und mit ihrem Mann Joachim Sauer über den Roten Teppich schreiten.

Musik heute

Gotthold Schwarz zum Thomaskantor berufen

Der Leipziger Stadtrat hat am Donnerstag mit großer Mehrheit Gotthold Schwarz zum neuen Thomaskantor berufen.

Twitter

klassik.com @klassikcom Auktionshaus stellt seltenes Bach-Manuskript aus

Oper Leipzig erwartet neuen Besucherrekord http://bit.ly/1PjQQWu

Top Classical News @topcmnews Vienna Philharmonic opens home for refugees http://bit.ly/1POhFrm

Except from TSO’s listening guide for Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) by Hannah Chan-Hartley, managing editor and musicologist at TSO

Excerpt from TSO’s listening guide for Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) by Hannah Chan-Hartley, managing editor and musicologist at TSO

(Written on June 10, 2016 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Was Kyung Wha Chung right to upbraid a coughing child disturbing her recital?

A violinist has suggested to a child’s parents they ‘bring her back when she’s older’. Fair enough?

Karajan: a new film – and the controversy continues

The conductor – who led the Berlin Philharmonic from 1956 to 1989 – is the subject of a new BBC documentary. But he remains an enigmatic figure, whose musical approach sounds a false note in today’s world

The Times

Dmitri Hvorostovsky: the oligarch’s opera star

Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs for Putin and needs protection from his fans. He tells Anna Picard why

Classical Music Magazine

Autumn Statement includes nod towards orchestras ‒ but no commitment

The chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 3 December includes an acknowledgement of the ‘cultural value’ of orchestras but no firm commitment to a tax break.

The Strad

Apply this week to be part of the Young Orchestra for London

The project unites the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and Barbican and Southbank Centres

Concerti

Opulenz im Ländle

Mit ihrer Annäherung an die Barockästhetik sind die Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe nicht nur auf der Bühne zum Vorreiter avanciert

Pizzicato

Sanierung der Berliner Staatsoper dauer länger und wird nochmals teurer

2013 sollte die seit 2010 andauernde Sanierung der Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin beendet sein.

Minnesota Orchestra Announces $650,000 Deficit

The Minnesota Orchestra ended its fiscal year 2014 with an operating loss of $650,000

Klassik.com

Musizieren fördert die Integration

Studie sieht positiven Effekt im gemeinsamen Musizieren

Musik Heute

Unternehmer verschenkt Opern-Karten an benachteiligte Kinder

Der Leipziger Immobilienunternehmer Eckhardt Schroeder verschenkt 500 Freikarten für die Märchenoper “Hänsel und Gretel” in der Oper Leipzig.

Codex Flores

Andreas von Graffenried kehrt Bayreuth den Rücken

Der Schweizer Andreas von Graffenried hätte den Posten von Karlheinz Matitschka, des freigestellten Technischen Direktors der Bayreuther Festspiele, übernehmen sollen.

Twitter

Classicalite @Classicalite: [UPDATE] 7-Year-Old’s Dream Comes True: Will Play Violin for Peace in #Ferguson http://www.classicalite.com/articles/13137/20141203/update-7-year-old-dream-comes-true-play-violin-peace-ferguson.htm?exe=reporter …

KulturPort.De @kultur_port_de: #Kultur 23,6 Mio. Euro für neue Projekte der Kulturstiftung des Bundes http://tinyurl.com/oudfql5 

KlassikAkzente @klassikakzente: Zum Aufwärmen und Genießen gibt es jetzt die “Classical Winter” Playlist von DG und Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ClassicalWinter 

Riccardo Primo in Karlsruhe © Falk von Traubenberg

Riccardo Primo in Karlsruhe
© Falk von Traubenberg

(Written on December 4, 2014 )