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In today’s news: Flautist sues top US orchestra. Classical Opera and The Mozartists announce 2018-19 season. Ghana orchestra reinterprets classical music for Africa. Principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, didn’t get a mention on Morning Ireland. Piotr Beczala steps in in place of Roberto Alagna for Bayreuther Festspiele. The Styrian festival with a political twist. Candidates announced for 2018 ARD International Viola Competition. Auditorio de Zaragoza announces Autumn programme. Thomaskirche Leipzig to fundraise for bell restoration.

Classic FM

Flautist sues top US orchestra in equal pay row

Boston Symphony Orchestra’s principal flautist is suing the orchestra for paying her $70,000 less than her male woodwind counterpart.

Rhinegold

Classical Opera and The Mozartists announce 2018-19 season

Classical Opera and The Mozartists have revealed their 2018-19 season with artistic director Ian Page.

BBC News

Ghana orchestra reinterprets Western classical music for Africa

The Accra Symphony Orchestra is hoping to make a new generation in Ghana fall in love with classical music.

The Irish Times

Has RTÉ already cast the National Symphony Orchestra adrift?

Why did Nathalie Stutzmann, principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, not even get a mention on Morning Ireland when RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship programme broadcast an item on the National Concert Hall’s Female Conductor Programme?

Die Welt

Star-Tenor Piotr Beczala springt als Lohengrin ein

Vor wenigen Tagen sagte in Bayreuth spektakulär der „Lohengrin“-Tenor ab, weil er den Text nicht gelernt hatte. Nun springt ein Star ein, der Pole Piotr Beczala. Sein Vorteil: Er kennt die Rolle gut.

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Thomaskirche Leipzig: Spendenaktion für Glocken-Restaurierung

In der Leipziger Thomaskirche steht eine dringende Restaurierung der Glocken an. Es handelt sich um vier Bronzeglocken, eine davon über 500 Jahre alt, und einige kleinere Glocken.

Tagesspiegel

Zerreißproben der Gegenwart

Heiter bergab: Beim Grazer Festival „Styriarte“ geht es nicht nur um klassische Musik, sondern auch um den Rechtsruck in Österreich.

Platea

El Auditorio de Zaragoza avanza su programación para el Otoño de 2018

El Auditorio de Zaragoza daba a conocer ayer en redes sociales su programación para el otoño de 2018.

The Violin Channel

Candidates Announced for Germany’s 2018 ARD International Viola Competition

The 49 opening-round candidates for the 2018 ARD International Viola Competition have been announced – to be held in Munich, Germany from the 7th – 16th of September, 2018.

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(Written on July 5, 2018 )

In today’s news: Marin Alsop is the fist woman to become artistic director of top Vienna orchestra, Brexit as an opportunity for British orchestras to escape red tape and tax of Europe, Barbara Hannigan wins the Grammy for classical solo vocal album. Also, Piotr Beczala signs with Pentatone and flooding in the Deutsche Oper. 

The Guardian

Marin Alsop appointed first female artistic director of top Vienna orchestra

The American conductor Marin Alsop has been appointed artistic director of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, becoming the first woman to take up the prestigious role.

The Telegraph

Brexit could be ‘opportunity’ for orchestras to escape EU red tape and re-engage with the world

Brexit could be an opportunity for British orchestras to escape “onerous” red tape and tax of Europe to re-engage with the rest of the world, the head of the London Philharmonic Orchestra has suggested.

BBC News

Should phones be banned at gigs?

Comedian Chris Rock has divided opinion after banning mobile phones on his tour.

Classical Music

DCMS Committee launches live music inquiry

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched a new inquiry into the economic, cultural and social benefits of live music.

Opera Now

Piotr Beczala signs with Pentatone

Polish tenor Piotr Beczala has signed an exclusive, multi-album contract with Pentatone.

The Washington Post

Grammy Awards 2018: Complete winners list

The complete list of winners from the 60th Grammy Awards.

Los Angeles Times

Barbara Hannigan leads list of Grammy Awards’ classical winners

Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan won the Grammy for classical solo vocal album Sunday for “Crazy Girl Crazy.”

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Würzburger Theater wird für 65 Millionen Euro saniert und erweitert

Das Stadttheater in Würzburg soll in den kommenden fünf Jahren umfassend saniert und erweitert werden.

Deutsche Oper: Reinigungspersonal löste ungewollt Überschwemmung aus

Die Ursache für die Überschwemmung in der Deutschen Oper Berlin an Heiligabend ist geklärt: Personal der Reinigungsfirma habe ohne Absicht die Sprinkleranlage auf der Bühne in Gang gesetzt, teilte das Opernhaus am Freitag mit.

Klassik.com

Konzerthaus Nürnberg: 20 Entwürfe in der zweiten Phase des Architektenwettbewerbs

Der Architektenwettbewerb zum Bau eines neuen Konzerthauses in Nürnberg tritt in die nächste Phase. Nachdem bis Mitte Dezember 2017 245 Vorschläge bei der Jury des Wettbewerbs eingereicht worden waren, hat das Auswahlgremium unter Vorsitz des Architekten Amandus Sattler nun 20 Entwürfe für die zweite Phase des anonymisierten Wettbewerbs zugelassen.

Platea Magazine

La Sinfónica de Montreal ignoró las quejas de sus músicos sobre el comportamiento de Charles Dutoit 

Lo apunta la revista canadiense Le Devoir: como es bien sabido Charles Dutoit dejó la Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal en 2002 culpando a los músicos de su marcha.

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(Written on January 29, 2018 )

In today’s news Help Musicians UK and Women in Music have announced a partnership, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition connects local students with world-class musicians. Tête à Tête have announced the programme for their 2017 summer festival, and Classic FM shares a video of a bear playing the piano!

The Strad

Violinist Benjamin Bowman named Metropolitan Opera Orchestra concertmaster

The American-Canadian violinist will share his role with current Met Orchestra concertmaster David Chan for an initial one-year term

Opera Now

Tête à Tête announces 2017 summer opera festival

Tête à Tête’s summer opera festival will include child-friendly operas, reality television in opera-form, and an albatross task force

Classical Music Magazine

Help Musicians UK and Women in Music announce partnership

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) and Women in Music (WIM) have announced a partnership as the latter organisation launches its first European chapters

Third Sector

Royal Opera House pension deficit more than doubled last year

According to its newest accounts, for the year to 28 August 2016, the pension liability went up from £16.9m to £35.7m

Classic FM

An actual BEAR broke into someone’s house and played piano

A bear broke into a house in Colorado and gave us his best Bearthoven impression

Texas Public Radio

This Van Cliburn Program Connects Students With Renowned Pianists And Classical Music

Organizers of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition bring world-class pianists to Fort Worth not only to compete on stage but also to introduce classical music to local students through the Adopt-A-Competitor program

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Isang Yuns 100. Geburtstag: Mit Tönen pinseln

Der koreanische Komponist Isang Yun hat Berlins Musikszene geprägt. Begegnung mit seinem Schüler Toshio Hosokawa, vor dem 100. Geburtstag

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Das Maschinenherz schlägt wieder

Konzertsaal, Theater, Museum, Jazzclub und Speisen mit Aussicht: Das von Jörg Friedrich entworfene Dresdner Kulturquartier „Kraftwerk Mitte“ gibt der Stadt ein neues Zentrum

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Wiener Philharmoniker als Kreuzfahrt-Orchester

Wenn am 7. September die MS Artania in Bremerhaven die Leinen loslegt, sind große Namen mit an Bord: Franz Welser-Möst, Piotr Beczala, Wang Juanjuan und die Wiener Philharmoniker

El mundo

Ara Malikian: “La música clásica está estancada en un mundo cerrado”

El violinista recorre toda España y medio mundo con ‘La increíble gira del violín’, en la que cuenta la historia ‘personal’ de su instrumento

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(Written on June 8, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Piotr Beczala performs in Konzerthaus Berlin with pieces written by Schumann and Dvořák, Lang Lang cancels his performance in Hamburg, and Berlin choir Cantus Domus performs Arthus Honeggers “Le Roi David” this weekend in Berlin, Cirque de la Symphonie performs with a mixture of Acrobatic and classical music, Anne-Sophie Mutter donated her concert for refugees and the performance of “die Meistersinger von Nuernberg” earned bad critics

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On Tour Again: Cirque de la Symphonie Combines Acrobatics And Symphonic Music

Now in its eleventh year, Cirque de la Symphonie is again on tour in the U.S., performing with the Detroit Symphony from 31 March to 2 April.

Rhinegold

J&A Beare acquires WE Hill and Sons

International violin dealer J & A Beare has acquired W E Hill and Sons, including the Hill accessories line.

The Violin Channel

Charitable Anne-Sophie Mutter Donates Entire Concert Fee to Refugee Support

Anne-Sophie Mutter, Herbert Blomstedt and the musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra have donated their March 18th concert fees to two refugee charities.

Classicfm

Mozart’s Sonata for Bassoon and Cello is utterly gorgeous

It’s not often that the bassoon gets to be the centre of attention – but in this sonata Mozart shows off just how versatile and virtuosic instrument it can be

Music Business Worldwide

Sony Music launches weekday records

Sony Music has launched California-based label Weekday Records in partnership with Pure Noise founder Jake Round.

Independant

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Royal Opera House, London, review: It sadly turned out to be more of a squawk than a swansong

Kasper Holten’s farewell production of ‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ at the Royal Opera House did not work well with the action transposed to a 1920s gentleman’s club

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Die Seele der Lieder

Piotr Beczala singt im Konzerthaus Lieder von Schumann, Dvořák und Rachmaninow – und lässt keinen Zweifel: Er ist auf der Höhe seines Könnens.

Die Welt

Lang Lang sagt Auftritt ab

Für Schwarzmarktkunden wird die Absage zum Problem

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Kristjan Järvi geht: Der Chefdirigent des MDR-Sinfonieorchesters verlässt Leipzig

Wie der MDR und die Leipziger Volkszeitung berichten, wird Kristjan Järvi, Chefdirigent des MDR-Sinfonieorchesters, sein Amt am Ende der Spielzeit 2017/18 beenden

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Cantus Domus präsentiert Arthur Honeggers „Le Roi David“ – inszeniert mit modernem Tanz

Der Berliner Chor Cantus Domus führt in seinem zehnten Konzept-Konzert das als Bühnenstück komponierte Oratorium auf und wagt eine völlig neue Kombination aus rhythmisch-explosiver Chormusik und modernem Tanz.

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Thailand’s blind children’s orchestra

The Thai Blind Orchestra is made up of young musicians and is run by a man whose daytime job is managing an elephant conservation centre.

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Video premiere: “scratch cradle” (Kotcheff) performed by Argus Quartet

Today we’re premiering scratch cradle (Thomas Kotcheff) performed by Argus Quartet, another video by Four/Ten Media.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Wiederentdeckte erklingt nach 125 Jahren in Dessau

klassik.com @klassikcom Münchner : Architekt Stephan Braunfels hat erneut das Nachsehen

Cantus Domus / © Johanna Scheffel

(Written on March 23, 2017 )

Classical News

Guardian

New concert halls – the good, the bad, and the rumours

Jonathan Nott’s move to Geneva will coincide with a new concert hall for the city, Jansons battles on for a hall in Munich fit for his world-class orchestra; and if rumours are to be believed, a similar project might help lure Rattle back to the UK….

Classic FM

Alexandre Desplat wins Bafta for Grand Budapest Hotel score

French composer Alexandre Desplat has won the Original Music Bafta award, beating off competition from Hans Zimmer.

Gramophone

Alan Gilbert to leave the New York Philharmonic

Another major orchestra begins the search for a new music director

BBC Arts and Entertainment

World premiere of Vivaldi’s earliest known work

The newly-discovered earliest known work by Italian baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi is being premiered at a concert on Monday in Florence, at the city’s renowned Uffizi art museum.

‘Phantom of the Opera’ arrested in police chase

An audience member has been arrested at the Vienna State Opera for persistently sneaking into more expensive seats.

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

Sagen Sie jetzt nichts, Gregory Porter

Der Jazz-Sänger über seine größte Schwäche, ein imaginäres Treffen mit Nat King Cole und seine Ballonmütze.

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‘Neue Stimmen’-Wettbewerb startet in die Edition 2015

Junge Operntalente aus aller Welt können sich bis zum 31. März 2015 für den Internationalen Gesangswettbewerb ‘Neue Stimmen’ der Bertelsmann Stiftung bewerben.

Klassik.com

Thomas Quasthoff debütiert in Verbier als Dirigent

Nach Aufgabe der Gesangskarriere 2012 nun Wechsel der Profession

Musik Heute

Düsseldorfer Symphoniker: Ádám Fischer wird Erster Konzertdirigent – Alexandre Bloch Principal Guest Conductor

Ádám Fischer wird ab der Saison 2015/16 Erster Konzertdirigent der Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.

The New York Times

Voices Fresh and Familiar at the Grammy Awards

Grammy Winners 2015: Beck, Sam Smith, Pharrell and Beyoncé Thrive

Le Figaro

Pumeza Matshikiza, la Callas des townships

Avec sa voix chaude, son timbre de velours et son vibrato élégant, l’artiste sud-africaine a tout d’une star lyrique en devenir.

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ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: And the classical Grammy winners are… http://bit.ly/1DVyAxh

Klassik.com @klassikcom: WestLB-Sammlung soll mit Stiftung und Sponsoren gerettet werden http://klassik.com/?4sU33  #Kulturpolitik #Geige #Stradivari

KlassikAkzente @klassikakzente: Anfang Februar hat das Warten ein Ende! Wir zeigen einen ersten Einblick in The French Collection von Piotr Beczala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u6rcTnqBOM …

Pumeza Matshikiza Photo: Le Figaro

Pumeza Matshikiza
Photo: Le Figaro

(Written on February 9, 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

 

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

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

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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 Guardian

Polish tenor hits back after a ‘fanatical minority’ boos La Scala production

Piotr Beczala says he will not take another role in Italy after section of audience boos new production of La Traviata

Limelight Magazine

What’s the value of sacred music in a secular age?

Is sacred music past is sell-by? Religious leaders, musicians and non-believers share their views

Classic FM Online

Joseph Calleja hangs out with Snoop Dogg at Kennedy Center Honors

Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja performed an aria from Verdi’s Aïda last night at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony

Andrea Bocelli Foundation donates $500k to MIT

Tenor Andrea Bocelli’s charity foundation has donated a sum of around $500,000 to aid MIT in researching new technology products for the blind

ABO

New Directions – Conference 2014

In 2014, after a break of 25 years, the ABO Conference returns to the capital for three days of crucial debate and discussion, networking and learning, and analysing of the future of the orchestral sector in the UK and around the world

Manassas Patch

Holiday Flash Mob: Manassas Cellist Leads First-Ever By Air Force Band

The flash mob took place in the middle of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Drowned in Sound

Drowned in sound reveal their Top 20 albums of this year

A mix of genres and styles for the ‘ listmas’ of 2013

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Wuschelköpfe

Hat der 32-jährige Gustavo Dudamel das Zeug dazu, 2018 Sir Simon Rattles als Chefdirigent der Berliner Philharmoniker zu beerben? Jetzt war der Dirigent aus Venezuela mit Werken von Schubert, Beethoven und Strawinsky bei dem Orchester zu Gast

The Guardian

The Guardian

(Written on December 10, 2013 )

The Telegraph

Handel’s ‘unknown’ collaborator who was vital to his Messiah, letters show

Handel’s Messiah, one of the most recognisable pieces of classical music in the world, could have been named Jennens’ Messiah, it has been emerged, after letters from the composer himself gave credit to his “utterly unknown” collaborator.

When classical music is for adults only 

The starched suit of the concert hall is being ripped open to reveal the X-rated passions beneath, says Ivan Hewett

Classical Music Magazine

Universal bolsters classical credentials with new appointment

Universal Music Group International’s recruitment of Chaz Jenkins from LSO Live continues the company’s efforts to restore its reputation in the core classical market.

Gramophone

Polish tenor Piotr Beczala signs to Deutsche Grammophon

First release under the new agreement will be a tribute album to tenor Richard Tauber

Classic FM

Katherine Jenkins and Placido Domingo duet at Royal Variety

Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins and tenor Placido Domingo teamed up last night for the Royal Variety Performance 2012, celebrating the show’s 100th anniversary.

Slipped Disc

Variety: London is now Hollywood’s music studio

The entertainment industry gazette has published an article on the flight of soundtrack and videogame recordings from Hollywood to Europe.

LA Times

‘Chasing Ice’ film composer J. Ralph sees climate change up close

Upon reentering his recording studio in New York’s waterlogged Lower East Side neighborhood two days after Superstorm Sandy, musician and film composer J.  Ralph was struck by how quickly the 250-gallon fish tank he keeps filled with about three dozen parrot fish had become completely fouled when the tank’s electric air pump shut off.

The New York Times – Arts Beat

Patrick Stewart to Co-Host an Evening of Very Light Opera

Patrick Stewart will bring some serious acting chops to an evening of light entertainment at the Lyric Opera of Chicago featuring the Second City sketch comedy and improv group.

The Telegraph

(Written on November 21, 2012 )