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In today’s news: Composer Glenn Branca dies at 69, new book researches the deaths of 70 of the best-known classical composers, 300 school children to play with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The biggest German music youth competition is about to start in Lübeck, Stuttgart opera needs to relocate during renovation, legendary scenographer and director Karl-Ernst Herrmann has died, Germanys biggest Choir festival has come to an end, and Le Monde examines how protests affect programming.

Billboard

6 Classic Albums That Wouldn’t Exist Without Glenn Branca

Pioneering avant-garde guitarist and composer Glenn Branca died Sunday night, as reported by his wife, longtime collaborator and ensemble member Reg Bloor. He was 69.

The Guardian

Classical composers unfairly tainted by STD rumours, book claims

A retired surgeon’s research into the deaths of 70 of the best-known classical composers has led him to conclude that many of them were unfairly tainted with reputations for “venereal disease, alcoholism or sexual impropriety”.

Music Teacher

Lowestoft schools to perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Arts charity Children & the Arts has announced that 300 children for four Lowestoft primary schools will perform in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) at the town’s Marina Theatre.

Choir and Organ

João Vaz makes first concert trip to the UK

Portugal’s leading organist, João Vaz, will play his first concerts in the UK this June for Portugal Day (10 June).

Classic FM

Someone called 911 to report a gun – but it was just a guy playing his bassoon

A 911 caller told police a man was sitting on his car with a weapon, but he was just playing the bassoon.

The New York Times

A New ‘Horror Opera’ Opens Miller Theater’s Next Season

With her dark, disturbing “Breaking the Waves,” Missy Mazzoli established herself as an opera composer to watch. Now New Yorkers will get a chance to hear her latest work, “Proving Up,” which will open the 30th-anniversary season of the Miller Theater at Columbia University.

NMZ

Bundeswettbewerb «Jugend musiziert» in Lübeck – über 2600 Teilnehmer

Der Bundeswettbewerb «Jugend musiziert» findet in diesem Jahr in Lübeck statt. Vom 17. bis zum 24. Mai erwarte die Stadt mehr als 2600 Teilnehmer im Alter zwischen 13 und 27 Jahren.

Musik Heute

Oper Stuttgart: Philharmonie-Neubau als Interim?

Im Streit um eine Übergangsspielstätte für Stuttgarts Oper während der geplanten Sanierung des alten Opernhauses hat die CDU-Ratsfraktion einen reinen Interimsbau abgelehnt.

Tagesspiegel

Mitgründer der Berliner Schaubühne: Karl-Ernst Hermann ist tot

Er gründete die Berliner Schaubühne mit und prägte das deutsche Theater über 50 Jahre. Nun ist der Bühnenbildner und Regisseur Karl-Ernst Hermann im Alter von 81 Jahren gestorben.

Kulturradio

54 Chöre und Vokalensembles ausgezeichnet

Rund 5.000 Sängerinnen und Sänger aus 116 Chorformationen waren zum 10. Deutschen Chorwettbewerb gekommen, der vom 5. bis 13. Mai 2018 in Freiburg stattfand.

Le Monde

Ces chanteurs qu’on ne peut plus voir

Depuis 2005, plusieurs artistes ont été déprogrammés à cause de prises de position ou de paroles choquantes.

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Glenn Branca photographed on Nov. 16, 1994 © Ebet Roberts/Redferns

(Written on May 15, 2018 )

In today’s news: New campaign SWAP’ra targets gender inequality in opera, Albert Einstein’s violin comes to auction in New York, PRS For Music and its European sister societies relaunch #MakeInternetFair petition,  John Williams donates his scores and sketchbooks to Julliard School in New York, the first German Choir center will be built in Berlin-Neukölln, and organist Iveta Apkalna becomes to receive the Annual Latvian Music Recording Award and more.

Classical Music

New campaign targets gender inequality in opera

Supporting Women and Parents in Opera (SWAP’ra) aims to effect positive change by redressing the gender disparity in the opera industry.

The Strad

Violin belonging to Einstein comes to auction in New York

Instrument gifted to scientist in 1933 is estimated to sell for between $100,000 and $150,000.

Petition to save Indiana University’s violin making and restoration programme

Responding to the retirement of the current director with no apparent replacement, students and alumni are concerned the Jacobs School of Music intends to quietly shut down the Violin Shop.

M Magazine

PRS For Music calls for copyright overhaul with #MakeInternetFair petition

PRS for Music and its European sister societies have relaunched the #MakeInternetFair petition, calling for EU law makers to protect the rights of music creators’ – in what will be the first copyright overhaul in 17 years.

The Guardian

‘Diversity in classical music: quality and equality’

Committing to giving women composers the same chances as their male colleagues does not threaten excellence – it promotes it.

nmz

In Rixdorf ist Musike – In Berlin-Neukölln entsteht das Deutsche Chorzentrum

Selten ist bei einer Pressekonferenz eine so hohe Dichte von Politikerinnen zu beobachten. Doch die der Erteilung der Baugenehmigung für das Deutsche Chorzentrum in Berlin war gewichtig […].

Polen steht bei Festival «jazzahead» im Fokus

Polen steht in diesem Jahr im Fokus des Musifestivals «jazzahead» in Bremen. Zahlreiche Konzerte geben vom 6. bis 22. April einen Einblick in die polnische Kulturszene.

klassik.com

Basler Musikwissenschaftler Max Haas gestorben

Der Basler Musikwissenschaftler Max Haas ist tot. Er starb Angaben seiner Familie zufolge nach kurzer Krankheit in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Haas genoss internationale Anerkennung als Spezialist für mittelalterliche Musik sowie das Musikdenken dieser Zeit.

Thüringer Kompositionspreis für Alex Vaughan

Der australische Komponist Alex Vaughan hat den Thüringer Kompositionspreis erhalten.

Musik Heute

Organistin Apkalna Musikerin des Jahres in Lettland

Riga – Die Orgelvirtuosin Iveta Apkalna ist in ihrer Heimat Lettland zur Musikerin des Jahres 2017 gekürt worden.

Platea Magazine

John Williams lega todas sus partituras a la Julliard School de Nueva York

El compositor estadounidense John Williams, de gan fama y prestigio por sus trabajos en bandas sonoras de películas como Star wars, E.T, Tiburón, Indiana Jones o Harry Potter entre muchas otras, ha anunciado que donará todas sus partituras (bandas sonoras, conciertos, sinfónico… además de sus bocetos).

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Un musicien accuse United Airlines d’avoir endommagé sa viole de gambe

Le gambiste Andrew Arceci a retrouvé son instrument très abîmé après un vol en soute sur la compagnie aérienne United Airlines. Il a déposé une réclamation.

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 A History of Classical Music (The Women-Only Version) in http://bit.ly/2D9gldr 

SWAP’ra founding member Jessica Cottis

(Written on March 8, 2018 )

In today’s news: Barbara Hannigan speaks to Ben Lawrence, Nick Hornby’s “Fever Pitch” has become an opera, and Brexit might threaten UK’s music industry. 2.200 visitors at choir conference “chor.com”, Johannes Krahl wins organ competition in Freiberg, and Bamberg Symphony to open its new season.

Evening Standard

Classical concert raises £30,000 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster

75 former residents of the tower block in Kensington were among the 850-strong audience at Cadogan hall for the three-hour performance.

Daily Mail

Scientist turns the sound of irregular heartbeats into classical music

It is hoped that the experimental project may help doctors better diagnose the condition of heart arrhythmia.

The Telegraph

Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan serves the music, not the audience

Ben Lawrence speaks to the 46-year old opera veteran about her ability to draw an audience into the fragile emotional state of the characters she plays on stage.

Independent

Nick Hornby’s ‘Fever Pitch’ has become an opera

Stage version of the football autobiography features 16 original songs, using popular football chants as hooks and riffs.

Huffington Post

Brexit is a huge potential threat to the UK’s booming music industry

British music exports are higher than ever at £365million in 2016, but uncertainty over Brexit threatens its future.

Pizzicato

Ben Glassberg Wins Besançon Conducting Competition

The 55th international competition for young conductors in Besançon ended yesterday evening with the victory of the British conductor Ben Glassberg, 23.

Limelight

Bel Canto and Elizabeth Connell Prize winners announced

The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation awards prizes to mezzo Bronwyn Douglass and soprano Katie Lowe.

NMZ

chor.com: 2.200 Kongressteilnehmer leiten Trendwende in der Musikszene ein

Über 200 Veranstaltungen bot der Branchentreff chor.com in Dortmund, der an diesem Sonntag zu Ende ging.

Klassik.com

Johannes Krahl gewinnt Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb in Freiberg

Der 18-jährige Organist Johannes Krahl hat beim Gottfried-Silbermann-Orgelwettbewerb, der in diesem Jahr zum 13. Mal ausgetragen wurde, den ersten Platz belegt.

Klassik Heute

Saisoneröffnung mit Chefdirigent Jakub Hrůša in Bamberg

Chefdirigent Jakub Hrůša sagt über den Komponisten Josef Suk es sei einer, auf den wir aufmerksam machen wollen.

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(Written on September 18, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Scottish government will boost Edinburgh Festivals’ funding, Philharmonia announces new managing director, and the UK’s most talented young musicians are returning to Birmingham. Also, Jiří Bělohlávek remains maestro of Czech Philharmonic.

Teaching Drama Magazine

£300k extra for Edinburgh Festivals

In celebration of the Edinburgh International, Fringe and Film Festivals’ 70th anniversary this year, the Scottish government have boosted the EIF’s government funding by £300,000, to £2.3m.

Classical Music Magazine

Philharmonia announces new managing director

The Philharmonia Orchestra has appointed Helen Sprott as its new managing director.

Bromsgrove Advertiser

The country’s most talented young musicians are returning to Birmingham

Performing under the baton of renowned conductor John Wilson, The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain makes a return visit to Birmingham’s prestigious Symphony Hall this new year.

The Violin Channel

Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer Awarded Germany’s Highest Civilian Accolade

Violinist Julia Fischer has been awarded a German ‘Federal Cross’ Order of Merit for her work as a cultural ambassador for the country.

The New York Times

Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar to Headline Coachella

In a new kind of booking for the annual festival in the California desert, Beyoncé will be one of the three headliners at Coachella this year, which will be held April 14-16 (and repeated the following weekend, April 21-23) at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

RBB Kulturradio

Dirigent Bělohlávek verlängert Vertrag in Prag

Jiří Bělohlávek bleibt an der Spitze der Tschechischen Philharmonie. Der 70-jährige Chefdirigent habe einen Vertrag für die nächsten sechs Jahre unterzeichnet, teilte das Orchester in Prag mit.

nmz

Hoff: Thüringen braucht Kultur in der Fläche auf hohem Niveau

Die geplante Gebietsreform in Thüringen wird nach Einschätzung von Kulturminister Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff (Linke) auch den Theatern und Orchestern neue Gestaltungs- und Finanzierungsräume eröffnen.

Klassik Heute

Audi Jugendchorakademie gastiert in der Elbphilharmonie

Unter der Leitung von Kent Nagano tritt der Chor am 13. Januar 2017 in der neuen Elbphilharmonie auf. Auf dem Programm steht die Uraufführung des Oratoriums Arche, das der Komponist Jörg Widmann für diesen Anlass geschrieben hat.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM Watch an organist play The Flight of the Bumblebee *with his feet*

Cmuse.org @cmuseorg An Italian lost his post after ruining for the children in the audience

NDR.de @ndr Vorerst letzte Chance auf ein Ticket für die : Jetzt startet der Vorverkauf der letzten 8.000 Karten.

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(Written on January 4, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Times reports on new atypical concert venues and Marin Alsop gives a conducting a masterclass on “Beating time”. Also, the Symphony Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky Music Academy Kiev will play in Berlin thanks to a crowdfunding campaign and an interview in El Mundo with the Berliner Staatsballet’s director Nacho Duato.

The Times

Chamber music of a new kind under bridge

A cavernous chamber in one of the piers of Tower Bridge is to become the latest extreme music venue as the public increasingly seek alternatives to predictable concert halls.

Daily Mail

Bach to basics: Pupils to get Classic FM in the classroom but critics say schools are ‘papering over the cracks’ in music cuts

Some 100 works by great composers will be piped into primary schools to help children learn about classical music – a scheme critics say is merely ‘papering over the cracks’ of poor music education.

The Strad

Insurance worker convicted of stealing £300,000 viola from a London train

London Symphony Orchestra principal violist Edward Vanderspar had accidently left his instrument on the train

Classic FM

Marin Alsop’s Classic FM Conducting Masterclass: Beating time

This week Marin tackles one of the most fundamental skills for a conductor – beating time, from the fairly common 4/4 time to music with 5 beats in every bar (we’re looking at you, Bernstein) or even just 1.

Scotsman

Lang Lang, classical music’s piano-playing rock star

He’s the the world’s most famous pianist, yet 
Lang Lang’s flamboyant style has divided critics. Now Edinburgh audiences will have their chance to see classical music’s rock star in action

Berliner Zeitung

Dank Crowdfunding aus dem Krieg nach Berlin

Eine Crowdfunding-Kampagne ermöglichte es dem Kiewer Jugendsymphonieorchester doch noch die Teilnahme an dem Festival Young Euro Classic.

BR Klassik

Max Greger ist tot

Metzger sollte er werden und wurde Saxofonist. In den 60ern bespielte er die Wiesn, versöhnte Jazz und Blasmusik. Bis zuletzt stand er auf der Bühne, oft gemeinsam mit Sohn Max und Enkel Max: “Ein Künstler ist nicht da, um abzutreten, sondern aufzutreten”. Jetzt ist Max Greger tot.

Neue Musikzeitung

Wiederentdeckung eines Opernjuwels – Nicola Porporas Oper „Il Germanico“

Mit einer Rarität warteten die 39. Innsbrucker Festwochen auf. Erstmals seit der Urauffüh­rung 1732 brachten sie die Oper „Il Germanico“ von Nicola Porpora auf die Bühne.

The New York Times

John Scott, Organist and Choirmaster, Dies at 59

John Scott, an esteemed organist and choirmaster who held prestigious posts in London and New York, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 59.

El Mundo

Nacho Duato: ‘Echo de menos que el público español vea mis ballets’

El coreógrafo vuelve a España como director del Staatsballett Berlin. El Teatro Real estrena temporada en septiembre con su versión de La bella durmiente, el emblemático clásico de Petipa y Tchaikovsky de 1890

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Anneleen Lenaerts: dadelijk bij Radio 1 “De Ochtend”

SPIEGEL Kultur: Eröffnung der Ruhrtriennale: Ein Rebell ohne Chance…
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(Written on August 17, 2015 )

The Times

10 great opera stars

Nine singers, one conductor — these are the people you need to know before the International Opera Awards next month

Gramophone

Spotify: threat or friend?

Martin Cullingford reflects on the changing nature of how we get our music

Music events to include Three Choirs Festival commission and Late Night Prom on the anniversary

International Arts Manager

Performing arts talent from Spain and Portugal will form the focus of the Kennedy Center’s 2015 festival.

BBC Music Magazine

Reading University unveils plaque to commemorate Gustav Holst

The composer and former lecturer is celebrated

First female organist appointed at St Paul’s

A new musical appointment at St Paul’s Cathedral makes history

Classic FM

Brooklyn Rider launch Kickstarter for new Almanac project

New York-based string quartet Brookyln Rider have launched a Kickstarter project to help fund their forthcoming album and multimedia project, ‘Almanac’

Andrea Bocelli got married to his manager and it was just lovely

The legendary tenor finally did the honourable thing and married his long-term partner and manager Veronica Berti in a gorgeous ceremony in Tuscany

Audience vote to decide pianist’s Chopin concert repertoire

Pianist Sergio Tiempo will allow the audience of his forthcoming London concert to decide which six Chopin Etudes he will play by asking them to vote online

derStandard.at

Franzose Bertrand de Billy: “Mir ist der Kragen geplatzt” – Franck springt ein

Le Monde

Ecoutez le son caverneux de l’octobasse, cet instrument hors normes

A l’occasion de la Semaine des musées, la Cité de la musique a publié une vidéo présentant cet instrument géant mis au point au XVIIIe siècle

Concerti

Interview Frank Peter Zimmermann: „Neue Gedanken zum Klingen bringen“

Der Geiger Frank Peter Zimmermann über den Reiz zeitgenössischer Werke, Kommunikation mit dem Orchester und Spontaneität im Konzert

 

Classical Music on Twitter

M Magazine: @Maria_MillerMP: “UK music industry must ensure it can sustain itself for the future” http://ow.ly/v2V57  #copyright

WildKatPR: #Crowdfunding in #music: check out WildKat PR clients who are using this right now! http://wildkatpr.com/news/blog/2014/03/27/current-crowdfunded-projects/ … @Brooklyn_Rider @InHarmonyTS

Sinfini Music: @SinfiniMusic10 classical music highlights this week, which one are you going to? http://bit.ly/1iDNfUJ  @officialronnies @BarbicanCentre @SwanseaUni

Gabriel Prokofiev: @gprokofiev First ever @Nonclassical in Leeds tonight. At legendary gig space: @CockpitLeeds ft @juicevocal @Damien_Harron & many Leeds based performer

Zeit Online Kultur: @zeitonline_kul Online hat gewonnen. Print auch. 12 Thesen zum Journalismus von @berndulrich (@DIEZEIT) und @Jochen (@zeitonline) http://www.zeit.de/2014/14/print-online-redaktion-thesen-journalismus

Brian Wise: @briancwise Top 5 Most Controversial Audience Behaviors (with lively comments thread) http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/top-5-most-controversial-audience-behaviors/

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(Written on March 28, 2014 )

The Independent

La Scala chief’s anger lack of state funding for the arts

The artistic director of La Scala has warned that the celebrated opera house is “dangerously close” to privatisation.

BBC Music Magazine

Royal Philharmonic Society Awards shortlist announced

Nominees include conductor Claudio Abbado, composer Harrison Birtwistle & soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek.

Meet the artist: David Briggs

David Briggs is one of the world’s finest organists, but has recently been making his name with transcriptions of Mahler and Elgar Symphonies.

Meet the artist: Iain Burnside

The pianist on the unjustly neglected songs of Martin Shaw and a project at the Barbican.

Gramophone

Francesco Piemontesi sings to Naïve Classics

Pianist will rcord at least three albums for the label.

Norman Lebrecht

Have they heard yet in St Louis?

This year, American composers and the music of Arnold Schoenberg form the focus of Musikfest Berlin 2012 of the Berliner Festspiele, organized in cooperation with the Berliner Philharmoniker foundation and taking place from 31 August to 18 September 2012.

The Times

Plácido Domingo to conduct biggest ever UK opera at Wembley

Wembley Stadium is to host a grandiose prodcution of Turandot conducted by Plácido Domingo.

 
Placido Domingo at the O2 Arena, London

 

 

(Written on April 18, 2012 )