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In Today’s News: Sheku knocked off top spot by Lord of the Rings. Simon Rattle steps in to conduct youth orchestra at Verbier. Ensemble of child prodigies plat Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Sir Bryn Terfel is opening the Eisteddfod 2018. Gatti asks for forgiveness. Minister-president Kretschmann says that it is Stuttgart’s turn in regards of the future of the Kulturmeile and the opera. The Hungarian conductor Gábor Káli has won the Young Conductors Award of the Salzburg Festival.

Classic FM

Classic FM Chart: Sheku knocked off top spot by Lord of the Rings

Someone’s managed to displace this year’s biggest chart success story… but who was expecting it to be a film score from 2002?

Rhinegold

Simon Rattle steps in to conduct youth orchestra at Verbier

Simon Rattle stepped in at late notice for conductor Iván Fischer, who had to cancel due to illness.

Classic FM

Watch a whole ensemble of child prodigies play Elgar’s Cello Concerto

This amazing bunch of musicians have won hearts all over the world with their performances of some of the great pieces of classical music.

BBC News

Eisteddfod Cardiff: Sir Bryn Terfel’s Paul Robeson tribute

Opera star Sir Bryn Terfel is opening the Eisteddfod 2018 in Cardiff Bay with sell-out concerts over two nights.

The New York Times

The Met Opera and Two Unions Reach a Deal, Very Quietly

If ratified, a tentative labor deal at the Metropolitan Opera will remove the threat of a work stoppage as the new season approaches.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Graf Gatti bittet um Verzeihung

Das Amsterdamer Concertgebouw-Orchester hat sich von seinem Chef-Dirigenten getrennt. Daniele Gatti weist die Belästigungsvorwürfe von Musikerinnen zurück. Mit seiner Erklärung redet er sich um Kopf und Kragen.

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Kretschmann sieht Stuttgart bei Kulturmeile und Opernbau am Zug

In der Frage der Zukunft der Kulturmeile und der Oper in Stuttgart sieht Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann (Grüne) die Landeshauptstadt am Zug.

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Salzburger Young Conductors Award an Gábor Káli

Der ungarische Dirigent Gábor Káli hat den Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele gewonnen. Der 35-Jährige setzte sich gegen zwei Mitbewerber durch, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

El País

El ucranio Dmytro Choni gana el Paloma O’Shea de piano

Se impuso en la final a seis contrincantes en un certamen de gran nivel.

 

(c) Stephan Rabold

(Written on August 6, 2018 )

In today’s news, the Young Euro Classic festival starts at Konzerthaus, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has dismissed Daniele Gatti, citing reports from “a number of female colleagues”, authors choose Oper Frankfurt as Best Opera House 2017/18, classical Music Manager dies at 75, guitarist Miloš joins Decca Classics and Philadelphia Orchestra adds female composers to its 2018-19 roster.

Rhinegold News

Miloš joins Decca Classics

The guitarist Miloš has announced his move to Decca Classics ahead of his performance at the BBC Proms.

The New York Times

Charles Hamlen, Classical Music Manager With a Cause, Dies at 75

Charles Hamlen, who co-founded one of classical music’s leading management agencies, helped build the careers of young stars, including the violinist Joshua Bell, and then left the business to raise money to help people with AIDS, died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 75.

The Inquirer

After outcry, Philadelphia Orchestra adds female composers to its 2018-19 roster

Partially in response to national criticism for assembling a 2018-19 season without a single work by a female composer, the orchestra Wednesday issued a revised season schedule augmented by two works by female composers.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gute Musik im Sommerloch

Die besten Jugendorchester der Welt sind wieder in Berlin: Am Freitag startet das Festival Young Euro Classic im Konzerthaus.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Gatti suspendiert

Das Amsterdamer Concertgebouw Orchester hat seinen Dirigenten Daniele Gatti beurlaubt. Die “Washington Post” berichtete von unangemessenem Verhalten. Das Verhältnis zu den Musikern sei “irreparabel beschädigt”.

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Autoren wählen Oper Frankfurt zum besten Opernhaus 2017/18

Die Oper Frankfurt ist Sieger einer Autorenumfrage des Theatermagazins «Die Deutsche Bühne». Die Teilnehmer hätten als Begründung für ihre Wahl vor allem die exzellente Mischung verschiedener Operngenres im Spielplan und die Qualität bei den Aufführungen genannt, teilte das Magazin am Mittwoch mit.

El País

La orquesta del Concertgebouw despide a su director, acusado de comportamiento inadecuado

Daniele Gatti ha sido citado por ‘The Washington Post’ en un artículo sobre acoso en la música clásica.

 

Young Euro Classics @ MUTESOUVENIR / KAI BIENERT

 

(Written on August 3, 2018 )

In today’s news: Further success for the performers of the Royal Wedding, Kyle Albertson flies cross-state 6 hours before show to save the Dallas Symphony, a study of Stradivarius violins revealed voice-like acoustics, Antonio Mendez appointed conductor of Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, and two opera singers receive important awards from the country Azerbaijan.

Classic FM

Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is now a chart-topper

The Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has shot to the top of the US iTunes pop chart with his album ‘Inspiration’.

BBC News

Royal wedding 2018: The story behind the music

The couple hand-selected the music to accompany the ceremony, which ranged from gospel to traditional hymns.

Financial Times

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Gražinytė-Tyla, Carnegie Hall, New York — a conductor to watch

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is probably the most talked-about young conductor around, regardless of gender, yet she is relatively unknown in New York.

Opera Wire

Kyle Albertson Makes Heroic Role Debut At The Dallas Symphony

Kyle Albertson flew from San Fransisco to Dallas 6 hours before the show to replaceMatthias Goerne in a highly anticipated performance of Wagner’s “Die Walküre.”

The Times

Stradivarius violins really do match a sweet voice

A study of the acoustics of antique violins found that they have remarkable similarities to the acoustics of human singers, especially the violins of Antonio Stradivari.

PlayStation Life Style 

Music From PlayStation Games Will Echo at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by the City of London Choir is going to perform several soundtracks from a variety of PlayStation games.

Observer

Opera House presents ‘Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing,” a new cinematic profile of the beloved artist, as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

The New York Times

BAM’s Outgoing Leader Announces His Final Next Wave Festival

he Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday unveiled the lineup of the final Next Wave Festival to be overseen by Joseph V. Melillo, the institution’s executive producer.

Pizzicato

Tenerife Symphony hires Antonio Mendez as Principal Conductor

Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez (*1984, Palma de Mallorca) has been appointed principal conductor of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra from the 2018-2019 season. His contract is signed for three years.

Die Zeit

Metropolitan Opera reicht Klage wegen Missbrauchs ein

Nach einer internen Untersuchung zieht die New Yorker Met gegen ihren früheren Chefdirigenten James Levine vor Gericht: Er habe sieben Männer sexuell missbraucht.

Klassik.com

Auszeichnung für Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov

Die beiden Opernsänger Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov haben zwei wichtige Auszeichnungen des Landes Aserbaidschan erhalten.

BR Klassik

Menschenfreund und Grenzüberschreiter

Dieter Schnebel – evangelischer Pfarrer, Pädagoge, Musikwissenschaftler, poetischer Philosoph und Visionär, vor allem aber: unkonventioneller Komponist und Grenzüberschreiter. Eine der wichtigsten deutschen Künstlerpersönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts ist am Sonntag im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben.

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Kyle Albertson steps in at Dallas Symphony © OperaWire

(Written on May 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: Kenneh-Mason praised for Royal wedding performance, US choir’s debut UK tour, Verdi letters seized by Italian government, National Concert Hall gets revamp, Dai Fujikura’s “Solaris” includes robots, the Augsburg City Theatre to be converted into a state theatre, and Pianist See Siang Wong wins cooking show.

Classical Music 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’, Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’ and Maria Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne at the royal wedding on 19 May.

The City Choir of Washington to make debut UK tour

The City Choir of Washington will perform at venues in London, Oxford, Gloucester and Ely in July 2018.

The Times

‘Damaged’ Verdi letters seized from descendants

Hundreds of letters written by the composer Giuseppe Verdi have been seized by the Italian government from his heirs amid claims that some have gone missing or been damaged by damp.

National Concert Hall chief Simon Taylor hopes its €78m revamp hits a high note

The National Concert Hall is being transformed by a €78m investment – and boss Simon Taylor hopes the audience will be too.

NME

Manchester Orchestra pay tribute to Scott Hutchison with Frightened Rabbit cover

Atlanta band and close-friends of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, Manchester Orchestra have paid tribute to the passing of the singer-songwriter with a cover of ‘My Backwards Walk’.

Opera Wire

50th Anniversary of Tullio Serafin’s Death To Get Major Celebration

To mark the 50th anniversary of his death the “Archivio storico Tullio Serafin” is coordinating a series of events to raise awareness of the Maestro’s contribution to the world of music.

Musik Heute

Metropolitan Opera verklagt Levine wegen Rufschädigung

New York – Im Streit zwischen der New Yorker Metropolitan Oper und ihrem entlassenen Star-Dirigenten James Levine fordern beiden Seiten Schadenersatz in Millionenhöhe.

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Keine Lösung im Weltraum-Theater – Deutsche Erstaufführung von Dai Fujikuras „Solaris“ in Augsburg

Bald werden sie im Alltag um uns sein: Roboter mit rasant lernender künstlicher Intelligenz und einem Aussehen nach Wunsch, Lust und Laune. Nun wagte das Theater Augsburg die in Paris uraufgeführte „Solaris“-Vertonung des Japaners Dai Fujikuras.

Augsburger Theater wird nach Nürnberger Modell zum Staatstheater

Das Augsburger Stadttheater soll nach dem bereits in Nürnberg angewandten Stiftungsmodell in ein Staatstheater umgewandelt werden.

Kassik.com

Pianist See Siang Wong gewinnt Schweizer TV-Kochshow

Der Pianist See Siang Wong (39) hat die sechste Staffel der schweizerischen Kochshow “SRF bi de Lüt Männerküche” gewonnen. Im Finale kochte er für die Jury ein asiatisches Menü, bei dem vor allem sein Laksa-Fisch im Bananenblatt und sein Beef Rendang überzeugen konnten.

BR Klassik 

 Leoš Janáček: “Aus Einem Totenhous”

Das ist der Handlungsgang der dreiaktigen, wegen ihrer Kürze in der Regel ohne Pause gespielten Oper “Aus einem Totenhaus” von Leoš Janáček. Die Vorlage lieferte Dostojewski (1860), die Vertonung fand erst nach Janáčeks Tod auf eine Bühne in Brünn/Brno.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 21, 2018 )

In todays news: Game of Thrones soundtrack becomes a live show, studies show music is good for the heart, BBC Radio 3 & 4 compete for morning audiences, Sarah Connolly’s take on opera’s “ridiculous” harassment anxiety, Oldenburger Staatstheater relocates to a tent, a new concert hall in Munich Werksviertel has been approved, and Bachfest Leipzig gets new director.

The Times

Music to slay dragons by: the Game of Thrones experience

The show’s composer Ramin Djawadi tells us how his soundtrack has become a live show.

The Guardian 

Radio 3 is winning the breakfast battle with Radio 4 – but the war is not won

The classical music station’s morning programme has seen an 11% rise in listeners, but it must be bolder and broader if it wants to attract new listeners elsewhere.

Classical-music 

Royal Wedding 2018: Who is performing at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding?

What to expect from the music at this year’s most talked-about wedding

Harvard Health

Tuning in: How music may affect your heart

Listening to music may boost exercise ability, ease stress and anxiety, and enhance recovery from strokes.

The Telegraph

Sarah Connolly on opera’s ‘ridiculous’ harassment anxiety and working with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones

Rupert Christiansen interviews mezzo-Soprano, Sarah Connolly.

Broadway World

Five Musicians to Receive Ford Musician Awards From League of American Orchestras

Five orchestra musicians will receive Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service from the League of American Orchestras at the League’s 73rd National Conference in Chicago.

The New York Times

15 Classical Music Festivals to See This Summer

From Bernstein centennials at Tanglewood to Mahler in the desert, concerts across the country you don’t want to miss this season.

Pizzicato

Cleveland Institute of Music to launch most diverse class in school history

Cleveland Institute of Music will welcome 162 of the world’s most talented classical music students into its inaugural class of the new Minority Artist Fellowship programme for African-American and Latino students.

nmz

Google startet neuen Musikdienst bei YouTube

Google macht einen neuen Anlauf im Musik-Streaming, diesmal unter der Marke der Videoplattform YouTube. Der neue Dienst YouTube Music wird Zugang zu Songs und Musikvideos bieten. Neben einer werbefinanzierten Gratis-Variante gibt es ein Abo-Modell ohne Anzeigen, das auch Downloads erlaubt.

klassik.com

Oldenburger Staatstheater zieht in Zirkuszelt

Aufgrund von Bauarbeiten zur Verbesserung des Brandschutzes am Großen Haus zieht das Staatstheater Oldenburg bis Anfang Juli in ein Zirkuszelt am Hafen um. Das Zelt verfügt über 1.000 Sitzplätze, fast doppelt so viele wie im großen Haus. Mehr als 40 Vorstellungen soll das Ausweichquartier in dieser Zeit beherbergen.

BR Klassik

Neues Konzerthaus München Grünes Licht für Vertrag mit Architekturbüro

Mit dem neuen Konzerthaus im Münchener Werksviertel geht es voran: Der Haushaltsausschuss des Bayerischen Landtags hat den Weg frei gemacht für eine Auftragsvergabe an die Sieger des Architekturwettbewerbs, das Büro Cukrowicz Nachbaur aus Bregenz.

Musik Heute

Der Musikwissenschaftler Michael Maul wird neuer Intendant des Bachfestes Le

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A live concert spin-off from Game of Thrones will feature a 20-strong choir and 40-odd-piece orchestra © The Times

(Written on May 18, 2018 )

In today’s news: YouTube adopts streaming, people trade morning shows for classical music, opera lags behind the industry’s acceptance of maternity leave, more ‘under 35s’ are turning to classical music, Bridget Jones’ Diary to tour with live orchestra, call for women to write ‘human rights’ music, former Munich University Director Siegfried Mauser faces over 2 years imprisonment, and Deutsche Schallplattenkritik – German Record Critics published its awards for February 2018.

BBC News

YouTube unveils new music streaming service

YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

The Times

Today programme loses 65,000 listeners as audience tunes out

BBC listeners are ditching politics for classical music in the morning, according to official figures showing Radio 4’s Today programme losing its audience while the Radio 3 breakfast show soars.

Music Teacher

Call for women to write new music ‘for human rights’

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Office has launched a campaign to promote, engage and reflect on human rights.

Classic FM

More huge increases in Classic FM listeners under 35

According to figures released today, 5.6 million people now listen to Classic FM every week – and over a million of them are under 35.

The Guardian

Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers

Soprano Julie Fuchs was asked to leave an opera cast because her pregnancy would ‘compromise its artistic integrity’. Why are companies not looking at different kind of compromises?

Cosmopolitan 

Bridget Jones’s Diary with a live orchestra is touring the UK

Bridget Jones’s Diary is about to commence a tour across the country for the first time ever this November with a full live orchestra.

Opera Now

The Eden Project to stage its first ever opera

The Unsung Heroes of the Planet is a collaboration between music theatre company Gestalt Arts and leading scientists, and is about trees’ ability to communicate through underground networks of fungus.

The New York Times

A ‘Mile-Long Opera’ Is Coming to the High Line

David Lang has established himself as a master of powerful, large-scale public music through ambitious projects like “the public domain,” for 1,000 voices at Lincoln Center, and “symphony for a broken orchestra,” for hundreds of broken school instruments in Philadelphia.

Limelight

Melbourne Recital Centre receives $1 million bequest

The Betty Amsden Foundation has given $1 million to Melbourne Recital Centre, the largest bequest that the venue has received in its history. In memory of the late arts philanthropist Betty Amsden and her passion for music education, the significant sum will help fund a dedicated families and children’s program.

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Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik: die Bestenliste 2/2018 ist erschienen

Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik hat seine zweite Vierteljahresliste 2018 veröffentlicht. Insgesamt haben 157 Juroren aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz alle im letzten Quartal neu veröffentlichten Tonträger gesichtet und in 32 Kategorien die Besten der Besten ermittelt.

Klassik Heute 

Juan Diego Flórez ersetzt David Garrett bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz

Der Geiger David Garrett muss aus gesundheitlichen Gründen seinen für den 14. Juli geplanten Auftritt bei Klassik am Odeonsplatz absagen. Bereits gekaufte Karten für das seit langem ausverkaufte Open Air Konzert behalten ihre Gültigkeit. Die Münchner Philharmoniker konnten mit dem Tenor Juan Diego Flórez einen Gesangs-Weltstar als Einspringer für das Konzert verpflichten.

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Urteil: Mehr als 2 Jahre Haft für Ex-Hochschulrektor Siegfried Mauser

Der ehemalige Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule und des Salzburger Mozarteums ist aufgrund von drei Fällen der sexuellen Nötigung verurteilt worden. Staatsanwaltschaft und Gericht glaubten durch hinreichende Beweise sowohl der Haupt-, als auch den beiden Nebenklägerinnen.

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The Eden Project © Opera Now

 

(Written on May 17, 2018 )

In today’s news: 16-year-old pianist wins BBC Young Musician 2018, BBC Philharmonic invites audiences to keep their phones on, forgotten suffragette is remembered in musical, Leonard Bernstein is remembered by Wachholtz Verlag in book, and Samuel Hasselhorn wins Queen Elizabeth competition in Belgium.

Classical Music 

Pianist Lauren Zhang wins BBC Young Musician 2018

16-year-old pianist Lauren Zhang has been crowned BBC Young Musician 2018.

BBC Philharmonic invites audiences to keep their phones on in ‘Philharmonic Lab’ concerts

As part of a challenge to traditional classical concert behaviour, the BBC Philharmonic will be inviting audiences to keep their mobiles phones on during next season’s Philharmonic Lab concerts.

Classic FM

The nation’s favourite piece of wedding music has been revealed

A few weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favourite piece of wedding music so we could find out which matrimonial melody really is the nation’s favourite.

The New York Times

In New York High Schools, the Sound of Music Is Muted

At Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, Steven Oquendo is trying to keep a small band alive by recruiting students from different schools that share the former Christopher Columbus High School campus.

The Guardian

The forgotten suffragette jailed for blowing up a post box

The eventful life of Lady Rhondda, who fought to allow women in the House of Lords, is celebrated in a new musical.

SWR2

Auch Verleihung des Echo Jazz entfällt

Trotz Echo-Chaos war die Verleihung der Echo-Jazz-Preise für Ende Mai in Hamburg geplant. Jetzt wurde die Feier zur Verleihung aber ersatzlos abgesagt. Die Preise gibt es auf Wunsch trotzdem.

Kultur Port

SHMF feiert 100 Jahre Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, Mitgründer des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (SHMF) und des internationalen Festivalorchesters, 100 Jahre alt geworden. Anlässlich dieses Geburtstags widmet der Wachholtz Verlag dem Dirigenten, Komponisten und Musikpädagogen einen Bildband. Das SHMF setzt außerdem einen programmatischen Schwerpunkt und bietet dem Publikum hochkarätig besetzte Konzerte.

Klassik Info

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden und Berliner Philharmoniker setzen Zusammenarbeit fort

Das Festspielhaus Baden-Baden und die Berliner Philharmoniker haben einen Vertrag zur Fortsetzung der Osterfestspiele unterzeichnet.

France Musique

Le baryton allemand Samuel Hasselhorn remporte l’édition 2018 du Concours Reine Elisabeth

Samuel Hasselhorn, un baryton allemand de 27 ans, a été nommé lauréat de l’édition 2018 du concours Reine Elisabeth en Belgique.

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Children practise at the Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx © Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for The New York Times

(Written on May 14, 2018 )

In today’s news: Baroque manuscripts found in South American village, mystery of composer Robert Ramsey portrayed in 17th century painting, Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director, 70th anniversary of RIAS Chamber Choir, Staatskapelle Weimar wants to premiere Liszt Opera, and Wiener Philharmoniker releases professor from duty after abuse allegation.

Classical Music

BBC National Orchestra of Wales announces 2018-19 season

As part of nationwide events marking the centenary of the end of World War One, the orchestra will perform the first complete performance of Stanford’s little-known Mass Via Victrix 1914-1818

The New York Times

Jesuit Legacy in the Bolivian Jungle: A Love of Baroque Music

Original Baroque manuscripts left by Jesuits are found in South America, of which 500 students in a rural village are taught to play.

An Orchestra Adopts a City, One Kid at Time

OrchKids is a free after-school program that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and its music director, Marin Alsop, started a decade ago that reaches 1, 300 children in 6 schools.

Gramophone

17th-century painting reveals piece of music in great detail

The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World is a second source of a 17th-century musical work by the little-known composer Robert Ramsey.

The Guardian 

Opera’s roads not taken: two rarities in Italy

Opera houses must produce plenty of Carmens and Toscas to stay afloat, but bold progamming in northern Italy this season means you can catch an early Verdi and electrifying Zandonai.

The Mirror 

‘Dancing’ robots create cars in amazing video set to classical music

Thousands of high-speed robots are seen harmoniously assembling entire car bodies in just 68 seconds with amazing precision as part of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Limelight

Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director

Iain Grandage has been named as the new Artistic Director of Perth Festival. The acclaimed composer, musician, collaborative artist and programmer will succeed Wendy Martin, taking up the position for festivals between 2020 and 2023.

Der Tagesspiegel

70. Gründungsjubiläum Was der RIAS Kammerchor 2018/19 plant

Von Barock über zeitgenössische Musik zurück zum Ende des ersten Weltkriegs: Der RIAS Kammerchor zeigt mit dem Programm 2018/19 alle seine Facetten.

SWR2

Schweizer Musikpreisträger 2018 Grand Prix für Jazzmusikerin

Für die Vergabe der Schweizer Musikpreise ist ein Expertengremium und eine Jury zuständig. Diese bestimmte in diesem Jahr die Musikerin Irène Schweizer für den Hauptpreis.

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Staatskapelle Weimar will nahezu vergessene Liszt-Oper uraufführen

Eine nahezu in Vergessenheit geratene, unvollendete Oper von Franz Liszt (1811-1886) will die Staatskapelle Weimar am 19. August konzertant uraufführen.

klassik.com

Missbrauchs-Vorwurf: Wiener Philharmoniker vom Dienst freigestellt

Nachdem sich mehrere Personen an das Rektorat der Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Wien gewandt hatten, hat dieses einen Professor fristlos entlassen.

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Disparition de la chanteuse Maurane dont la raison « s’envolait avec Glenn Gould et Bach »

La chanteuse belge Maurane est décédée à l’âge de 57 ans. L’artiste a été retrouvée sans vie à son domicile dans la périphérie de Bruxelles, le lundi 7 mai.

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The town of Urubichá, S. America, has a music school with 500 students © Lena Mucha for The New York Times

(Written on May 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: Opera receives large sums from Arts Council, Mark-Anthony Turnage quits opera, streaming services considered going public, Sir Andrew Davis to step down from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, winners of  “Deutscher Pianistenpreis” are announced and Saudi Arabia inks deal with France to set up opera and orchestra.

The Times

Opera beats pop to Arts Council handouts

The Arts Council has been branded “too posh for pop” after figures emerged showing that pop music gets a fraction of the cash handed to opera.

The Guardian

Concrete Dreams: new show celebrates Southbank’s history of performance

An innovative new exhibition at London’s Southbank Centre gives visitors a performer’s perspective of its newly renovated brutalist venues, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room.

No more operas from Turnage, as Twitter row with critics turns toxic

Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage became embroiled in a spat with opera critics over his newest work, Coraline, before declaring: ‘I’m done with the genre’

Music Week

Qobuz contemplates going public after successful Spotify IPO

French-owned Qobuz who has carved itself out a niche amongst fans of classical music, jazz and hi-res audio, is considering going public.

Broadway World

Eric Whitacre Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Boosey & Hawkes

Grammy winning composer, Eric Whitacre with Boosey & Hawkes covering future compositions and a collection of works for chorus, orchestra and wind ensemble.

Limelight

Sir Andrew Davis to step down from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will end his tenure as Chief Conductor at the end of 2019.Sir Andrew Davis will step down from his role as Chief Conductor with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the end of his contract in December 2019, the Orchestra announced today. The British maestro, who has led the MSO since 2013, will continue his artistic relationship with the orchestra as Conductor Laureate.

SWR2

Das Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra als Vorreiter – Komponistinnen im Fokus

Ein Drittel aller Werke, die das Orchester in der Konzertsaison 2018/2019 spielen wird, stammt von Komponistinnen – ein starkes Signal für die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter, auch im Konzerthaus.

klassik.com

Deutscher Pianistenpreis kürt Gewinner

Der südkoreanische Pianist Hans Suh hat den 8. Deutschen Pianistenpreis gewonnen. Suh nahm den mit 20.000 Euro dotieren Preis von Maryam Maleki, der Präsidentin des International Piano Forum, und dem Vorjahresgewinner  Eric Lu entgegen. Der Publikumspreis, welcher mit 3.000 Euro dotiert ist, ging an Tomoki Sakata aus Japan.

Musik Heute

International Opera Awards nach München und Frankfurt

Die Bayerische Staatsoper hat bei den International Opera Awards den Preis als bestes Opernhaus gewonnen. Das teilten die Veranstalter am Montagabend in London mit. Die Oper Frankfurt wurde für die Wiederentdeckung von Ernst Kreneks “Drei Opern” ausgezeichnet. Ihr Intendant Bernd Loebe erhielt den Preis in der Kategorie “Leadership in Opera”.

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Arabie Saoudite : la France et l’Opéra de Paris vont aider à la création d’un orchestre

Lors de la visite officielle du prince héritier saoudien Mohammed ben Salmane à Paris, Françoise Nyssen, ministre de la Culture, a annoncé que la France allait aider l’Arabie Saoudite à se doter d’un orchestre symphonique et lyrique.

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Der Gewinner des 8. Deutschen Pianistenpreis, Hans Suh, © International Piano Forum

(Written on April 10, 2018 )

In today’s news: An orchestra has been made entirely out of turntables, Sonic Boom festival provides opportunities for young composers, “Forty Girls is performed in Uzbekistan, New Century appionts Daniel Hope as music director, Anne-Sophie Mutter honoured with polish culture prize and Anselm Rose to be new managing director of Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin (roc berlin).

NY Times

Mighty Women Warriors, Resurrected From an Ancient Epic

Gathered in a concert hall recently in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a group of eight women and one man rehearsed a musical retelling an ancient epic tale called “Forty Girls.”

The Guardian

Debussy festival – CBSO salute a genius with sweeping celebration

The city’s classical institutions delivered inspired performances of all of Debussy’s orchestral and chamber music, and paid tribute to his musical legacy

Digital Trends

The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra make a symphony out of turntables

To celebrate Japan’s LP Record Day, The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra gathered in order to remix one of the most important records in music history.

Vancouver Sun

Classical music: Sonic Boom Festival provides unfettered creativity

Young and local composers are now invited to join master classes at Vancouver’s 4 day classical music festival instead of original ‘senior conductors.’

San Francisco Chronicle

New Century appoints Daniel Hope as music director

The British violinist Daniel Hope began the current season with the New Century Chamber Orchestra as interim artistic leader.

SWR

Anne-Sophie Mutter mit polnischem Kulturpreis geehrt – Botschafterin für Polens Musik

Zeitgenössische Musik hat Geigerin Anne-Sophie Mutter dank des polnischen Komponisten Witold Lutosławski entdeckt. Seither bringt sie seine Musik in die Konzertsäle.

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Anselm Rose wird neuer Geschäftsführer der Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin

Die Gesellschafter der Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin (roc berlin) haben Anselm Rose zum neuen Geschäftsführer der Holding bestellt.

WDR

Minsker Orchester entlastet Leitung der Tiroler Festspiele

Die weißrussischen Musiker des Erler Festspielorchesters
haben den Intendanten der Tiroler Festspiele Gustav Kuhn demonstrativ gegen Vorwürfe in Schutz genommen.

El País

40 años de travesía musical

El grupo La Folía celebra sus cuatro décadas con una gira por Italia y Japón, y actúa mañana en la Fundación Juan March

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Anne-Sophie Mutter and Poland’s Culture Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński Photo (c) PAP/Jacek Turczyk

(Written on March 20, 2018 )