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In today’s news: new nursery programme aims to transform the lives of children through music, PRS Foundation intends to intensify relationships with Europe ahead of Brexit, Gavin Reid elected as the new chair of the Association of British Orchestras. Also, Grammy and the classical nominations, 2Cellos in the interview and Dmitri Hvorostovsky to be honoured posthumously.

Evening Telegraph

Nursery kids to make a Big Noise in new Dundee music project

Big Noise Douglas, a social change programme that aims to transform the lives of children through music, has launched its brand new nursery programme.

Classical Music

PRS Foundation strengthens relationship with Europe ahead of Brexit

The PRS Foundation has revealed new partnerships intended to strengthen its relationship with promoters and festivals across Europe ahead of Brexit, increasing opportunities for emerging UK artists to break into European markets.

Gavin Reid named as new ABO chair

Gavin Reid, chief executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, has been elected as the new chair of the Association of British Orchestras (ABO). He will succeed Kathryn McDowell, managing director of the London Symphony Orchestra.

The Strad

Classical strings in the 60th Grammy Awards nominations

The Recording Academy unveils nominations for all categories, including nods for Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Augustin Hadelich, Steven Isserlis and Frank Peter Zimmermann.

PR Newswire

Deutsche Grammophon and Tombooks Bring Interactive Music Learning to Revolutionary Education App Tomplay

Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, the world’s leading classical music label, and Tombooks, the inventor of interactive sheet music and the Tomplay app, which is revolutionising music education, today announced an agreement allowing the app’s users to experience, play and learn along with the greatest musicians of all time through Deutsche Grammophon’s incomparable repertoire.

Daily Mail

Shocked woman hilariously disrupts classical music concert by yelping at a loud moment

Concertgoers in California were treated to a quite unusual rendition of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird when a woman in the audience let out a yelp of surprise at the performance’s climax.

Los Angeles Times

Grammy spreads the love among classical nominees and sets the stage for a sympathy vote

Who can fathom the inscrutable ways of Grammy when it comes to classical nominations? If there is any pattern in this bunch of nods, it may be the predominance of American composers and organizations in some categories.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

E ist U und U ist E

Die Cellisten Stjepan Hauser und Luka Šulić kannten vom Pop kaum mehr als Michael Jackson. Dann wurden sie zu Rockstars. Die Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Karriere.

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Mensch – Netz – Musik: Musikschule mittendrin. Der VdM-Kongress 2017 in Stuttgart

Unter dem Motto „Mensch – Netz – Musik: Musikschule mittendrin“ veranstaltete der Verband deutscher Musikschulen auch 2017 seinen alle zwei Jahre stattfindenden Musikschulkongress. 

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Musikalisches Gedenken

Vom 5. bis zum 11. Dezember findet in München das Musikfest „Im Freien“ statt, das sich dem Gedenken an den Komponisten Wilhelm Killmayer widmet.

France musique

Dmitri Hvorostovsky nommé à titre posthume aux Grammy Awards

La liste des artistes nommés pour la 60e édition des Grammy Awards, qui se tiendra le 28 janvier à New York, vient d’être dévoilée. Parmi eux, figure le baryton Dmitri Hvorostovsky, disparu le 22 novembre 2017.

Platea Magazin

Trifonov, Hannigan, Gergiev y Noseda, entre los nominados a los Grammy en las categorías de música clásica

La Recording Academy ha dado a conocer sus nominaciones para la 60 edición de los Premios Grammy, cuya entrega está prevista el próximo 28 de enero de 2018.

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 Whose performances had you spellbound? What new work, project or event inspired you? Who or what has made a difference to the way you think, feel, understand and listen to classical music?

Image: Patricia Kopatchinskaja photographed for the Death & The Maiden album on Alpha Classics © The Strad

(Written on November 29, 2017 )

In today’s news: Instrument-maker creates da Vinci’s ‘viola organista’, The Refugee Orchestra Project’s film explores topics like jobs the refugess get, and Abbey Road Red connects tech startups with studio’s experts and facilities. Kay Kuntze stays at Theater&Philharmonie Thüringen, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin to perform at Festival “Berlin Atona”, and Patricia Kopatchinskaja receives Grand Prix Musik.

The Observer

How Front Row sparked real drama in Theatreland

Outrage ensued when Amol Rajan, Giles Coren and Nikki Beds admitted to being less than ardent theatre-goers. Daivd Mitchell on whether we should take their honesty onboard.

Telegraph

Music stars ‘take a knee for America

Veteran Stevie Wonder makes a stand (or is it kneel?) on stage in solidarity with activist NFL players as row with #45 continues.

Classic FM

Leonardo da Vinci’s forgotten musical invention recreated for the first time

A Polish instrument-maker has painstakingly created the first ever example of the ‘viola organista’.

The Drum

The Refugee Orchestra Project’s first film looks through the lens of 15 refugees to shatter stereotypes

The campaign film explores topics including the jobs refugees get, the hardship they have come from and discrimination they face in the countries they immigrate to.

Wired

The next big act out of Abbey Road could be an AI startup

Abbey Road Red is connecting tech startups with the famous studio’s experts and facilities.

Limelight

Musica Viva moves into slick new national office

The new premises at Green Square boasts administrative space, a performance and recording studio, and a production suite.

Pizzicato

Unknown viola work by Shostakovich was found in Moscow

A previously unknown work of Dmitri Shostakovich has been found in the personal archives of the Russian violist Vadim Borisovsky (1900-1972), stored in the Russian State Archives in Moscow.

NMZ

Kay Kuntze bleibt Intendant in Altenburg und Gera

Der Vertrag von Kay Kuntze als Generalintendant der Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen GmbH ist bis zum Jahr 2022 verlängert worden.

Klassik Heute

Robin Ticciati und das DSO beim Festival “Berlin Atonal”

Das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin und das Festival ›Berlin Atonal‹ treffen am 29. September im Projekt ›Parallax‹ zusammen.

Codex Flores

Grand Prix Musik 2017 für Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Der Schweizer Grand Prix Musik 2017 geht an die Violinistin Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

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(Written on September 25, 2017 )

In today’s news: Finnish National Opera and Ballet appoints Gita Kadambi as general director, and Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja wins Swiss Music Prize. This year’s German classical music festivals, and Inkinen becomes new principal conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie. Herbert Blomstedt receives Brahms award, and Jörg-Peter Weigle is being considered new principal conductor in Frankfurt.

Classical Music Magazine

Rhinegold Publishing appoints managing editors

Rhinegold Publishing Ltd has extended its partnership with the editorial consultancy C Sharp LLP to encompass a wider range of its specialist music magazine portfolio.

Opera Now

Gita Kadambi appointed as general director of Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Finnish National Opera and Ballet has appointed Gita Kadambi as general director. She will assume the position in January 2018, replacing Päivi Kärkkäinen, taking on the management and leadership of the entire organisation.

The Strad

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja wins Swiss Music Prize

Moldovan-born violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is one of 15 artists to be awarded this year’s Swiss Music Prize by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture.

Classic FM

Classic FM attracts a new generation of younger listeners

5.4 million people now tune in every week – with a big increase in listeners aged under 35.

Concerti

Sommerklänge quer durchs Land

Von Rostock bis nach Garmisch-Partenkirchen – in den nächsten Monaten prägen wieder zahlreiche Festivals die klassische Musikszene der Republik.

Pizzicato

Deutsche Radio Philharmonie: Mit Inkinen in die Saison 2017/18

Mit ihrem neuen finnischen Chefdirigenten Pietari Inkinen, 37, startet die Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Anfang September 2017 in die neue Saison.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Jörg-Peter Weigle soll Chefdirigent in Frankfurt/Oder werden

Ab der Spielzeit 2018/19 soll er die Nachfolge von Howard Griffiths antreten.

Amerika Woche

Brahms-Preis für Dirigenten Herbert Blomstedt

Der schwedische Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt wird in diesem Jahr mit dem Brahms-Preis ausgezeichnet.

NPR

Composer Angelo Badalamenti, Master Of Mood, Returns To ‘Twin Peaks’

Now, creator David Lynch has revived the show, which will return on Showtime on Sunday.

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All ready in Milan.

There will be a 2nd one!! gives an extra concert on 12.07.2017. Presale starts on 19.05. at 9:00.

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(Written on May 19, 2017 )

In today’s news: How music influences our body chemistry, and the Cumnock Tryst programme 2017 is announced. Roy Budd’s original version of the Phantom of the Opera. Marina Khorkova receives Berlin-Rheinsberg compositions award, and Axel Kober takes over the Duisburg Philharmonics. The last concert of Julian Wachner at the Washington Chorus.

The Telegraph

Forget Lloyd Webber: Roy Budd’s original Phantom of the Opera music is finally unmasked

In the summer of 1993, Roy Budd was about to realise a long-held dream. Budd was a leading jazz pianist, as well as a revered film composer best known for his celebrated work for hit 1960s thriller Get Carter.

The Guardian

Anoushka Shankar: ‘I still get to interact with my father through the music’

From his deathbed, Ravi Shankar composed Sukanya, an opera for his beloved wife. His daughter reveals how a Hindi myth, a British orchestra, and the sitar and shennai have formed a coherent and moving whole.

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir James MacMillan announces 2017 Cumnock Tryst programme

Sir James MacMillan has announced the programme for the fourth Cumnock Tryst, which will take place in venues across Cumnock, New Cumnock and Auchinleck and at Dumfries House between 28 September and 1 October 2017.

The Strad

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor ejected from concert hall for carrying his daughter’s violin case

Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya says the incident took place at Bass Hall on Sunday night after his daughter’s performance in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Rheinsberger Kompositionspreis erneut für russische Komponistin

Die 1981 in Russland geborene Marina Khorkova erhält den diesjährigen Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis.

Klassik.com

Schweizer Musikpreis 2017 für Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Das Schweizer Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) zeichnet in diesem Jahr 15 Künstler mit dem Schweizer Musikpreis (Grand Prix Musik) aus.

Klassik heute

Axel Kober übernimmt Leitung der Duisburger Philharmoniker

Im Zeichen des Neubeginns steht die Konzertsaison 2017/18 bei den Duisburger Philharmonikern.

The Washington Post

Julian Wachner leads his last concert as music director of Washington Chorus

On Sunday, nearly 10 years later, he led his valedictory performance as the chorus’s music director.

WQXR

Macron’s Love of Classical and Commitment to Culture

Emmanuel Macron is a lover of classical music and, perhaps more importantly, of the preservation of culture.

The Stanford Daily

Who said classical music was boring?

Recent worldwide hits come from pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic — anything, it seems, but classical. What stereotypes does classical music hold? Is it beautiful, euphonious, relaxing?

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Rezension: “Norma” Eine ganz auf die Erregungszustände der Heldin konzentrierte Aufführung

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(Written on May 17, 2017 )

Telegraph

Radio 3 boss defends playing of film scores and TV themes

The controller of BBC Radio 3 defends the station from accusations of “dumbing down” and says it will continue to play theme tunes from television shows and films.

‘Single out’ children who show talent says head of National Children’s Orchestras

Britain should not be afraid of singling out talented children, says Sarah Derbyshire, managing director of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain. She argues young musicians should be given resources to develop in the same way as Olympic athletes.

Gramophone

BBC Radio 3 to broadcast live from a pop-up studio at London’s Southbank Centre

BBC Radio 3 and Southbank Centre will join forces in March to broadcast 15 live concerts (including three world premieres) from the Pull Out All The Stops organ festival. Radio 3 will establish a pop-up studio in the Royal Festival Hall’s cafe allowing members of the public the opportunity to witness the live broadcasts of several radio programmes, including: In TuneEssential ClassicsCD Review and Afternoon on 3.

Classical Music Magazine

Declan McGovern leaves RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Declan McGovern has stepped down from his role as general manager of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland (RTÉ NSO) after just a year in post. RTE, Ireland’s national broadcasting organisation, announced his departure in a statement issued on 23 December.

Philly.com

Is conductor Lorin Maazel going vegan?

The internationally renowned American conductor expressed his support for the vegan community and says his vegan son has inspired him to change his lifestyle in 2014.

Die Zeit

Geigerin P. Kopatchinskaja

Geografisch ist der Weg von Moldawien bis in die Schweiz gar nicht so weit. Gefühlt und gelebt schon. Eine Begegnung mit der fulminanten Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph


(Written on January 6, 2014 )

BBC News

The Halle orchestra get creative to make music pay

The Halle orchestra is taking a leaf out of celebrity choirmaster Gareth Malone’s book and holding its first corporate choir competition

Classic FM Online

Jake Bugg cites Beethoven as influence

Black Sabbath, Biggie Smalls and Beethoven are among the singer-songwriter’s influences – and he’s a Classic FM listener too

CTV News

A Spanish court has acquitted a 28-year-old concert pianist on charges of causing noise pollution and psychological damage to a neighbour

Daily Mail

Is this the world’s most blinged-up band? Electric violin group FUSE debut $2m dollar designer gold violins

They previously worked with Swarovski Crystal to create the world’s first ever crystal violins worth a staggering $1.5 million dollars. And now Linzi Stoppard and her electric violin band FUSE have raised the bar even higher with a collaboration with the esteemed jewellery designer Theo Fennell.

DW

Classical music for the YouTube generation

Pianist Valentina Lisitsa’s success story is unusual in the world of classical music; her online videos featuring works by Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninov have attracted clicks in the millions. DW examines the phenomenon.

neue musikzeitung

Schöne polierte Klänge sind zu wenig

Ein Gespräch mit der Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on November 28, 2013 )

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18th September: Gramophone Awards, N-Dubz create Urban-Classical fusion and Elton John’s short fingers discouraged him from Classical music

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Gramophone

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 announced!

Winners include Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Julian Bream and Jan Lisiecki. Decca Classics are Label of the Year and trumpeteer Alison Balsom is the first British woman to win Artist of the Year.

Telegraph

Fazer’s Urban Takeover

N-Dubz singer’s new BBC 3 programme attempts to “blow apart the preconceptions of young people” concerning classical music by getting seven teenagers to create classical-urban fusion.

Is New Age thinking good or bad for musicians?

Concert pianist Stephen Hough discusses the presumption that “self-expression is what the arts are all about.”

Guardian

Music in the shadow of war

A new war themed concert series begins at Wigmore Hall and Steven Isserlis discusses how the intimate nature of chamber music allows composers writing in terrible times to respond in surprising ways.

Classic FM Online

Elton John stopped playing classical music due to short fingers

Despite winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy, Elton John claims his switch from classical to popular music was due to his “fingers like cocktail sausages.”

Alison Balsom to record with legendary rock producer Ethan Johns

When trumpeter Alison Balsom moves to America later this year she will record an album with Ethan Johns, who has previously worked with artists including Tom Jones, Kings of Leon, The Vaccines and Joe Cocker.

Huffington Post Arts & Entertainment

Sergei Filin Returns To Bolshoi Theater After Devastating Acid Attack

The Bolshoi ballet’s artistic director has returned to the famed Moscow theater after months of treatment in Germany for burns he suffered to both eyes when a man threw acid in his face in January.

Pacific Standard

Study: Classical Music makes men think women are more attractive

Recently published research found a relationship between the type of music used on someone’s personal webpage and whether they are seen as attractive by the opposite sex. Men found women more attractive if classical music was playing in the background, but women found men better-looking if their webpage had a heavy-metal soundtrack.

Neue Musikzeitung

„Sieg der Frauen“ bei ARD-Musikwettbewerb

Die Viola-Spielerin Yura Lee (28) aus Südkorea ist Gewinnerin des ARD-Musikwettbewerbs.

 

Alison Balsom, BBC News

Alison Balsom, BBC News


(Written on September 18, 2013 )

Gramophone

Ulster Orchestra begins consultation process about future

Possible solutions could include cuts to players and staff

Patricia Kopatchinskaja on the Gramophone Podcast

The violinist speaks to James Jolly about Bartók, Eötvös and Ligeti

Classical Music Magazine

Comments from arts world are ‘close to pure fiction’ says Maria Miller

Culture secretary Maria Miller has written a strongly-worded article for the Evening Standard on 28 November in which she responded to comments by Sir Nicholas Hytner, Danny Boyle, Stephen Fry and Stephen Daldry during the Standard Theatre Awards on 25 November.

Slipped Disc

Exclusive: China’s most powerful orchestra is secretively formed

The Three Highs Philharmonic Amateur Orchestra gave a low-profile non-public debut on November 30 at Shanghai Grand Theatre.

Which orch has got the best string tone for ring tones?

Nokia did a little study and decided it was Bratislava. So they booked the Brat Pack to record the next 25 classical sound bites, composed in-house.

The Independent

The man who made Wagner mad

The Royal Opera House is staging Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable for the first time in a century. It’s a welcome focus on a much maligned composer

Opera Now

W11 Opera to stage world premiere by Julian Philips

W11 Opera, London’s leading opera company for young people, is to stage a new commission during December by Glyndebourne composer-in-residence Julian Philips.

Slipped Disc

(Written on December 3, 2012 )