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Naomi Belshaw is to take up a newly created position of PR Executive & Manager at WildKat PR from May 2018. Naomi currently works at PRS Foundation as Grants & Programmes Manager.

At WildKat, Naomi will provide strategic direction for composers, independent artists and ensembles, in addition to advising on rights, royalties and licensing opportunities. She will also manage the campaigns of specific clients.

Kathleen Alder, Founder of WildKat PR commented:

“We are thrilled to have Naomi join our London team to work across our offices. Her years at PRS for Music and PRS Foundation, both in very different capacities, mean we are developing and strengthening our offerings for independent artists and projects, from vital funding advice to consulting on sync and licensing.

Naomi has always been someone we admire and love collaborating with in the industry, and this is an exciting time for the company, as part of our current expansion and development of our service offerings.”

Naomi commented:

“I am delighted to announce that I will soon be joining the team at WildKat PR. I am really looking forward to working more closely with UK composers, ensembles and artists to help them realise their aspirations and pass on the knowledge that I have gained from working at PRS for Music and PRS Foundation over the last 5 years.”

(Written on February 20, 2018 )

In today’s classical music news, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Met Opera two years ahead of schedule, a debate about database driven problems in classical music streaming, conductor Ádám Fischer receives Israeli Wolf-Prize, New Music Biennial 2019 opens call for proposals, Aeroflot relents on hand-luggage rules following musicians’s outcry.

The New York Times

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early

The Metropolitan Opera, which has been rocked this season by sexual misconduct accusations against its former music director, James Levine, is passing the baton to his successor. And fast.

Broadway World

100 Singers Honor 100th Anniversary Of Estonian Independence 4/1

Presented by the Foundation of Estonian Arts and Letters, Esto-Atlantis Choral Concert will celebrate the Republic of Estonia’s centennial.

Rhinegold Publishing

New Music Biennial 2019 opens call for proposals

PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial will showcase up to twenty pieces of new music from across all genres

The Strad

Aeroflot relents on hand-luggage rules following musicians’ outcry

Russian musicians took to social media and petitions to alert airline to consequences of announcement last week.

Complete Music Update

Industry backs EU’s pilot programme to support music community

Music Moves Europe is the new programme from the European Union’s culture directorate.

The Times

‘Music has the power to make mental decline a less lonely journey’

The BSO, LPC, Wigmore Hall and Alzheimer’s Society come together for an evening at the Buckingham Palace to celebrate the power of music to enrich people’s lives, especially those suffering with dementia.

Zeit Online

Mahlers Adagio? Eine Hitsingle!

Musikstreaming ist vom Pop her gedacht. Wer aber klassische Musik bei Spotify sucht, wird schnell wahnsinnig. Wann wird dieses Datenbankproblem endlich behoben?

Codex Flores

Renaud Capuçon leitet Lausanne Soloists

An der Haute École de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU) entsteht ein neues Ensemble aus elf bis zwanzig Studierenden, das von einem prominenten Dozenten geleitet wird, dem Geiger Renaud Capuçon.

Musik Heute

Dirigent Ádám Fischer erhält israelischen Wolf-Preis

Der Chefdirigent der Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Ádám Fischer (68), erhält den diesjährigen Wolf-Preis der gleichnamigen israelischen Stiftung. Das teilte das Orchester am Donnerstag mit.

Pizzicato

‘Esperanza’ eröffnet Festival ‘Next Generation’ in Bad Ragaz

Das ‘Ensemble Esperanza’ eröffnet heute Abend im Kursaal des ‘Grand Resort’ in Bad Ragaz (CH) das diesjährige Festival ‘Next Generation’ mit Werken von Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, Britten und Mendelssohn Bartholdy

El Mundo

¿Recuerdan Tidal? Ahora llega a España como un servicio “para hacer realidad los sueños” de fans y músicos

Hace un par de años, en plena explosión de la música en streaming, un nuevo servicio impulsado por el rapero Jay-Z intentó hacerse un hueco en un panorama cada vez más competitivo.

France Musique

Mikko Franck au Bénin pour endosser son nouveau rôle d’ambassadeur de l’Unicef

Lundi 19 février 2018 le chef d’orchestre Mikko Franck sera nommé ambassadeur de l’Unicef France. Pour officialiser ce nouveau titre, le directeur musical de l’Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France s’est rendu en mission d’une semaine au Bénin.

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@BR_KLASSIK: Er gehört jetzt zum erlauchten Kreis der Honorary Fellows der Londoner Royal Academy of Music (): Manfred Eicher, Gründer von .

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (c)Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times

(Written on February 16, 2018 )

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.

neue musikzeitung

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: Radio 3 is pandering to beginner audience, claim classical music fans, contemporary Music partners with Audiotube, and if music gives you goosebumps, you might have a special brain. Instruments owned by WDR-Funkhausorchester have been stolen, Andreas Haefliger signs with label BIS, and 88% of Germans think classical music is part of their cultural heritage.

The Times

Radio 3 pandering to beginner audience, claim classical music fans

BBC Radio 3 is burying classical music concerts in the late night schedules when most people are asleep and offering more “basic” programming at peak times, listeners have complained.

Music Week

PRS Foundation announces 60 female artists and innovators for Keychange initiative

Ten women from six countries across Europe – Sweden, Spain, Iceland, Germany, Estonia and the UK – have been chosen to participate in the new initiative which aims to empower women to transform the music industry.

Music Week

Academy of Contemporary Music partners with Audiotube

Fair trade distribution pioneer Audiotube has been announced as The Academy of Contemporary Music’s official distribution partner.

The Stage

Parents in Performing Arts to form limited company in bid to bring long-term change to theatre sector

The National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Society of London Theatre and Stage Directors UK are among the organisations backing the creation of a new company aimed at tackling discriminatory working practices towards parents in the sector.

Classic FM

If this music gives you goosebumps, you might have a special brain

Think of your favourite piece of music, and think about how you might react to it.

Limelight

Cameron Lam wins 2018 Stefan Kruger Scholarship

The composer and founder of new music ensemble Kammerklang has taken home Fine Music 102.5’s $15,000 prize.

Klassik.com

Joseph-Ratzinger-Preis für Komponist Arvo Pärt

Der estnische Komponist Arvo Pärt erhält den Preis der Stiftung Joseph Ratzinger-Benedikt XVI.

Klassik Heute

Andreas Haefliger unterzeichnet Vertrag beim Label BIS

Der Schweizer Pianist Andreas Haefliger hat beim schweidischen Label BIS einen Vertrag unterzeichnet und wird im Frühjahr 2018 dort erste CD-Veröffentichungen vorlegen.

Musik Heute

Diebe stehlen wertvolle Instrumente des WDR-Funkhausorchesters

Diebe haben einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge dem WDR-Funkhausorchester mehrere wertvolle Instrumente gestohlen. Das bestätigte Sendersprecherin Kristina Bausch der “Bild”-Zeitung (Mittwoch).

France Musique

L’éducation musicale en Allemagne : en avant la pratique !

L’Allemagne, pays de la musique classique ? Oui, pour 88% des Allemands qui estiment que la musique classique fait partie de l’héritage culturel du pays. A l’occasion des élections fédérales outre-Rhin, nous nous intéressons au système d’enseignement musical allemand.

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‘Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music’- Rachmaninov

WDR Funkhausorchester ©WDR/Herby Sachs

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(Written on September 27, 2017 )

In today’s news: The welcome return of Proms maverick Harrison Birtwistle, Royal College of Music London to fund scholarships for BAME students, and cellist prevented from boarding flight with cello. New classical festival ‘new life’ with music of jewish composers, and Schloss Weikersheim offers great opportunity for young singers. Confusion about white powder at the Elbphilharmonie, and Fort Worth Opera names two new directors.

The Telegraph

Harrison Birtwistle: the welcome return of a Proms maverick

Harrison Birtwistle is our greatest living composer. As he prepares for this year’s classical music extravaganza, he talks to Ivan Hewett.

Classical Music Magazine

PRS Foundation names Composers’ Fund grantees

The PRS Foundation has announced the recipients of its latest round of Composers’ Fund grants.

The Strad

Royal College of Music London to fund scholarships for BAME students

Three UK students from ethnic minority backgrounds who wish to study for the RCM’s BMus course will be eligible for the scholarships from next year.

Pizzicato

Lockenhaus road named after Gidon Kremer

The road leading to the castle in Lockenhaus, Austris, has been named after Gidon Kremer, the founder of the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival.

Classic FM

The cellist Steven Isserlis prevented from boarding flight with cello

Last night, British cellist Steven Isserlis joined the growing list of cellists and other instrumentalists who have had problems checking in their instruments onto flights.

Tagesspiegel

Vom Glück des Überlebens

Erinnern an die Vergessenen. Das Klassikfestival „New Life“ präsentiert Musik jüdischer Komponisten, die vor den Nazis flohen.

Concerti

Wertvolles Sprungbrett für junge Gesangstalente

Humperdincks „Hänsel und Gretel“ verirren sich in der Jungen Oper Schloss Weikersheim

Pizzicato

Nicholas DelBello named Music Director in Cheektowaga

The Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra has announced Nicholas DelBello as their new Music Director, effective September 1, 2017.

Klassik.com

Weißes Pulver löst Alarm im Hotel der Elbphilharmonie aus

In dem zur Elbphilharmonie gehörenden Westin Hotel kam es am Dienstag zu einem Feuerwehreinsatz. Grund dafür waren drei anonyme Briefe, aus denen in der Poststelle des Hotels weißes Pulver ausgetreten ist.

Star Telegram

Fort Worth Opera names not one, but two new directors

Six months after the general director Darren K. Woods was terminated from the Fort Worth Opera, the board of trustees has named not one but two replacements.

South China Morning Post

How a joint student orchestra event in Hong Kong can break cultural barriers

Seven orchestras from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau will play at Tsuen Wan Town Hall.

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in 1905 Birth of Russian Nadia .

The Strad: Royal College of Music London

(Written on July 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: trial about Berlin Academy of Arts without resolution, and the Bavarian National Orchestra is being awarded Orchestra of the year. A Stradivarius has been printed my 3D printer, and Janna Hmyes becomes music director of the Carmel Symphony. Sage Gateshead reveals 17/18 season, and how writing about Beethoven helped musician with hearing problems.

Classical Music Magazine

Sage Gateshead reveals 2017/18 season

Royal Northern Sinfonia’s (RNS) 16-concert ‘At Home’ series is at the heart of the Sage Gateshead’s 2017/18 season.

M Magazine

PRS Foundation announces new Women Make Music grantees

Poppy Ajudha, Julia Biel, Lady Sanity and Emma McGrath are among the latest 12 artists to receive support via PRS Foundation’s Women Music Music Fund.

Fast Company

How Google’s music-making AI learns from human minds at festivals

Google’s year-long quest to teach computers to make music is humming along—but the robots have a lot to learn.

Guardian

‘Writing about Beethoven helped me come to terms with my own hearing loss’

Musician Clare Norburn had been reluctant to admit to her hearing problems, but a decision to write about Beethoven helped her embrace the present rather than worry about the future

Berliner Zeitung

Prozess um Akademie der Künste „Hier ist kein Abschluss des Verfahrens erkennbar“

Das 2005 übergebene Gebäude der Akademie der Künste am Pariser Platz ist für den Berliner Haushalt ein Fass ohne Boden.

NMZ

Bayerisches Staatsorchester wird Orchester des Jahres

Das Bayerische Staatsorchester in München ist vom nationalen Radiosender Deutschlandfunk Kultur zum Orchester des Jahres ernannt worden.

Klassik.com

Stradivari aus dem 3D-Drucker

Der Produktdesigner und Spezialist für 3D-Drucktechnologie Harris Matzaridis hat eine Stradivari-Violine als 3D-Druck hergestellt.

Pizzicato

Janna Hymes named music director of the Carmel Symphony

New York-born conductor Janna Hymes has been appointed as Music Director of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra near Indianapolis.

I Care If You Listen

Eötvös Conducts Filarmonica della Scala in World Premiere

The Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös is not reluctant to take on challenging contemporary topics.

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(Written on May 26, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Pierre-Laurent Aimard wins 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, PRS Foundation announces latest Composers’ Fund beneficiaries, and Bournemouth Symphony announces partnership with Trinity Laban. Also, Riccardo Chailly starts a new series of recordings with Decca, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center announce $25,000 Composer’s Prize Winner.

Classical Music Magazine

Pierre-Laurent Aimard wins 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

Worth €250,000 (£212,000), the award is given in recognition of a life devoted to the service of music; former recipients include Aimard’s mentors Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen, György Kurtàg and György Ligeti.

PRS Foundation announces latest Composers’ Fund beneficiaries

The Fund awards £150,000 annually to support composers and enable them to realise projects and ambitions that may not be possible through traditional commissioning models.

Bournemouth Symphony and Trinity Laban announce partnership

BSO and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance have announced a new long-term partnership aimed at improving the diversity of the UK orchestral profession and increasing professional development opportunities for young musicians across southwest England.

International Arts Manager

Riccardo Chailly begins a new series of recordings with Decca

Teatro alla Scala in Milan is to release a new series of recordings. The announcement comes following the beginning of Riccardo Chailly’s tenure as music director, which began on 1 January this year.

The Violin Channel

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Announce $25,000 Composer’s Prize Winner

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has announced Welsh composer Huw Watkins as the recipient of the 2017 Elise L. Stoeger Prize.

The New York Times

The Big Debuts Of Carnegie Hall’s Next Season

It might seem as if every major classical musician has played Carnegie Hall — but its next season, which begins in October, features some big debuts.

Die Zeit

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard mit Musiknobelpreis ausgezeichnet

Der französische Pianist hat den Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis verliehen bekommen. Er sei eine “Schlüsselfigur im Musikleben unserer Zeit”, heißt es in der Begründung.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Was man den Zugvögeln ablauschen kann

Zu Lebzeiten konnten Brahms, Dvořák, Tschaikowsky und Bruckner nicht an seinen Erfolg heranreichen. Doch Niels Wilhelm Gade geriet in Vergessenheit. Jetzt feiern Dänen und Deutsche den 200. Geburtstag des Komponisten.

neue musikzeitung

Barenboim plant Konzert in Flüchtlingslager für Syrer in Nahost

Mit der Aktion wolle sich das von arabischen und israelischen Musikern gebildete West-Eastern Divan Orchester stärker als Friedensbotschafter der Vereinten Nationen profilieren.

Klassik heute

Afghanisches Frauenorchester auf Tournee

Mehr als 30 Schülerinnen des Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) aus Kabul sowie zehn Schülerinnen und Schüler des Hochbegabtenzentrums der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar musizieren gemeinsam bei Konzerten in Berlin.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM ., Mitsuko Uchida, , will all play shows

London Philharmonic @LP Tim Walker explains our continuation of & new festival in our new 17/18 season

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung nmz-news: Ein Anflug von Weltenharmonie – Jordi Savall in der Alten Oper Frankfurt https://goo.gl/fb/xgt75z

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

(Written on January 26, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Dartington International Summer School & Festival has announced the full programme of courses and concerts for 2016, and Harold Budd explains why he’s not scared to sound pretty. Also, The Guardian lists classical music’s highlights of the year, and BBC Store offers an exclusive 25% discount

The Guardian

Harold Budd: the ambient music master floats again

Returning to New York for a rare concert, the composer, whose work with Brian Eno helped shape ambient music, explains he’s not scared to sound pretty

BBC Music Magazine

Enjoy an exclusive 25% discount at BBC Store

We present the best of the BBC Store (according to us…)

Classical Music Magazine

Dartington International Summer School & Festival 2016

Dartington International Summer School & Festival has announced the full programme of courses and concerts for 2016

Sinfini

Sinfini Music on TV

Sinfini Music’s acclaimed animation of Bach’s First Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier is now available to watch via a new TV app

The Guardian

The top 10 classical concerts and operas of 2015

Andris Nelsons and Simon Rattle led masterful surveys of Beethoven and Sibelius, the Proms made it great to stay up late, and opera brought moments both comic and surreal. Our combined critics list classical music’s highlights of the year

KlassikAkzente

Die Macht ist stark mit John Williams! – Diese Woche wird der Soundtrack zu “Star Wars: Das Erwachen der Macht” veröffentlicht

Einen Tag nach Kinostart des brandneuen Star Wars: Das Erwachen der Macht ist es soweit: Am 18. Dezember 2015 erscheint der originale Soundtrack zum Film aus der Feder der fünffach oscargekrönten Filmmusiklegende John Williams

NMZ

Fast eine Million Euro für zwei Kulturprojekte in Sachsen

Die Kulturstiftung des Bundes unterstützt zwei neue Projekte in Sachsen mit insgesamt rund 990 000 Euro

Klassik.com

Montserrat Caballé wegen Steuerbetrugs verurteilt

Die spanische Opernsängerin Montserrat Caballé (82) ist wegen Steuerhinterziehung zu einer Haftstrafe von sechs Monaten und einer Strafzahlung von 250.000 Euro verurteilt worden

El Mundo 

Alberto Urretxo: ‘La música clásica es la cultura popular

Es desde 1998 Trombón solista de la BOS además de profesor de Repertorio de Orquesta y Música de Cámara en el Conservatorio Superior de Euskadi

The New York Times 

The Operatic Tenor Juan Diego Flórez Shifts His Tone, and His Persona

Two decades into a starry operatic career, Mr. Flórez, at 42, is entering a new vocal phase: He is now singing the role of Edgardo in Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” more heroic than the bubbly coloratura characters that made him famous

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Arts Council EnglandGreat art & culture brings everyone together at . Even turkeys. Get colouring in!

Classic FM ‏Watch a horrible tuba selfie fail: (we know you want to)

PRS Foundation: Congrats to the latest round of artists funded by >>>

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Andris Nelsons with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Photograph: Andrew Fox/The Guardian

(Written on December 16, 2015 )

Classic FM

Arts & Business Awards winners announced

The best partnerships between businesses and the arts were honoured last night at a ceremony at the BFI Southbank, London at the 35th Arts & Business Awards, in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover.

Guardian

La Scala: Why has incoming director general Alexander Pereira been fired?

Pereira’s predecessor brought four Salzburg productions to Milan, so why did La Scala drop Pereira for doing the same thing?

It’s not sexist when opera critics find fault with Glyndebourne’s fat ladies

 Our job is misunderstood: we’re upholding the unique beauty of this art form, and it’s our duty to hold any production to account, says Guy Damman.

Birmingham Post

Next conductor of CBSO has a big rebuilding job

Is the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra suffering from low morale? Christopher Morley reflects on changing times as it bids farewell to one of its most successful principal conductors.

CBC News

Stolen violins recovered in Montreal 16 years later

Quebec provincial police have recovered two missing and potentially valuable violins in Montreal. The violins were stolen from the trunk of a car on Ste-Catherine Street 16 years ago.

Die Welt

Mit olle Hans Sachs beim Billig-Döner

Tobias Kratzer ist eines der größten Regie-Talente. Er sucht nach der RAF im “Tannhäuser”, modernisiert die Butzenscheiben der “Meistersinger”. Das ist witzig und dennoch voller Tief- und Doppelsinn.

Concerti

3 Fragen an… Andreas Schulz

Leipzigs Gewandhausdirektor Andreas Schulz im Kurzinterview

Klassik.com 

Dirigent Franz-Paul Decker ist tot

Deutsch-kanadischer Musiker wurde 90 Jahre alt

Kölnische Rundschau

François-Xavier Roth wird Kölns neuer Generalmusikdirektor: „Ich bin kein Routine-Dirigent“

Am Mittwoch ist der Vertrag von Kölns neuem Generalmusikdirektor François-Xavier Roth im Kölner Rathaus unterzeichnet worden. Im Gespräch hat Roth über seine Pläne mit der Musik in der Domstadt erzählt.

The New York Times 

Too Much Looking, Not Enough Listening?

New York Times Critics Respond to Glyndebourne ‘Fat’ Reviews

Classicalite

Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 MusicNOW Series Features Music by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and Anna Clyne Premiere

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW concert series, curated by Composers-in-Residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, is at the epicenter of Chicagos’ burgeoning contemporary music scene.

Classical Music on Twitter 

Naxos Records@naxosrecords 20 Most Unusual Deaths of Composers in Music History. http://fb.me/2i3VgQYjD

Philharmonic Society@RoyalPhilSoc Here’s the story of Dr Sarmast brought back music to Afghanistan by founding the 1st national music school (ANIM) http://royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/index.php/awards/honorary/recent/sarmast

Nicola Benedetti ‏@NickyBenedetti Michael Gove – do you hear us? 74% of British adults think that the loss of music education opportunities will negatively impact the UK

Music Education UK @MusicEdUK National Theatre under fire for hiring actors to mime War Horse musicians’ roles : The Stage http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/05/national-theatre-fire-hiring-actors-mime-war-horse-musicians-roles/ … via @twitterapi

Hello Stage@HelloStage_ Music on the move with @ChambOrchEurope, visiting three countries in three days.

PRS Foundation @PRSFoundation You can read all the @SinfiniMusic interviews with @NMBiennial composers here: http://ow.ly/wPXSi #NewMusicBiennial

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(Written on May 23, 2014 )

Guardian

San Diego Opera to stay open amid crowdfunding success

The 58-member board of directors voted in March to shut down, but recent campaign saved the troubled company.

Are opera singers now to be judged on their looks not their voice?

A storm of protest has erupted over critics’ disparaging comments about a Glyndebourne singer’s size and shape. If there is a line over which opera critics should not step, then it is into the realms of a singers’ personal appearance, writes mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnston.

Classic FM Online

Pittsburgh Symphony auditions barking dogs

A group of dogs were put through their paces at an audition for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, to determine which would take part in a performance of Leopold Mozart’s Hunt Symphony.

Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Philharmonic faces final curtain before £13.8m face lift

As it shuts its doors this weekend capital development director Emma King discusses the long-term vision for the Phil.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT day four ‒ Classical music for generation Y, venerating venues, conference closing numbers

Phillip Sommerich reports from the final day of events at Classical:NEXT 2014. Appropriately, the final conference of Classical:NEXT was titled ‘Classical Music is Dead’, and speaker Brendan Walsh of consultancy Brending began in style.

Limelight Magazine

Global politics causes controversy at Carnegie Hall

World-renowned Finnish soprano Karita Mattila has publically refused to sing under the direction of Russian conductor Vladimir Gergiev, as tensions between Russia and the rest of the world manifested themselves at Carnegie Hall.

The New York Times

Pop Music Recital With a Classical Veneer

On Saturday, the Tribeca New Music Festival presented ‘Poetry in Motion:’ an evening of polished pop that featured the soprano Mellissa Hughes.

Classical Music on Twitter 

UberFacts ‏@UberFacts Singing helps reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, increases oxygen to your lungs and helps better posture.

The Forge@TheForgeCamden Let your child roam, dance, play & sing to classical music @BachToBaby this Thurs morning: http://ow.ly/wZSFF @LondonMums @islingtonmums

OAE@theoae The OAE Hall of Shame. It’s time to unveil the TOP 10 MOST HATED PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC as voted for by you. http://bit.ly/1lUH00B

BBC Entertainment@bbcentertain VIDEO: How to make Anglo-Iranian music http://bbc.in/1mPv7Kl

The Journal of Music@journalofmusic Arts Council to Invest €450,000 in Music Generation. http://ow.ly/x0TP2

PRS Foundation@PRSFoundation We’re delighted to be partnered with @CreativeScots @ArtsCouncilNI @Arts_Wales_ & @artscouncil_ie on #BeyondBorders http://ow.ly/x0kzg

Guardian

Guardian

 

(Written on May 20, 2014 )