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In today’s news: In Berlin a theatre is replaced by a shopping centre, Rachel Portman wins the German Film music award, Rheingau Festival honours Yannick Nézet-Séguin, a dutch parody of the Eurovision Song contest winner is causing trouble, City Music Foundation is awarded charity fund, Katherine Jenkins to perform at Classic BRIT Awards, Radio 3 Breakfast sees a rise in listeners, and video emerges of Royal Wedding cellist Sheku playing Fauré’s Après un Rêve at aged 15.

Classical Music Magazine

City Music Foundation awarded 2018/19 Rhinegold Charity Fund

The scheme offers £10,000 worth of advertising for charities to spend across Rhinegold’s flagship classical music publications and websites, including Classical Music, Opera Now and Music Teacher, as well as marketing, design and account management support from Rhinegold.

Classic FM

Katherine Jenkins and more to perform at Classic BRIT Awards

The full line-up for the June ceremony has been announced, and Katherine Jenkins will be performing a song from The Greatest Showman, alongside a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber.Also announced as performers for the Royal Albert Hall show on 13 June are British composer and pianist Alexis Ffrench, pianist Beatrice Rana and soprano Pretty Yende.

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

Classic FM

Watch Royal Wedding cellist Sheku play Fauré’s Après un Rêve when he was just 15

He’s become a household name around the world since his performance at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding – but here’s the proof that Sheku’s always been incredibly talented


Allerletzter Vorhang – Berliner Traditionsbühne wird abgerissen

Die traditionsreichen Kudamm-Bühnen in Berlin werden abgerissen, sie müssen einem Shopping-Center weichen. Am 27. Mai fällt der letzte Vorhang.

Musik heute

Rachel Portman erhält Deutschen Filmmusikpreis

Die britische Komponistin Rachel Portman erhält den Deutschen Filmmusikpreis. Die 57-Jährige habe sich mit ihren kreativen Kompositionen in der von Männern dominierten Filmmusikbranche durchgesetzt, teilten die Veranstalter der Filmmusiktage Sachsen-Anhalt am Dienstag mit.

Rheingau Musik Preis 2018 für Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Der kanadische Dirigent Yannick Nézet-Séguin wird mit dem Rheingau Musik Preis 2018 ausgezeichnet. Das Preisgeld in Höhe von 10.000 Euro wird vom Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst zur Verfügung gestellt.

France musique 

Les premiers violons auraient bien été conçus pour imiter la voix humaine

Plusieurs musicologues ont longtemps soupçonné les inventeurs du violon d’avoir voulu imiter la voix humaine en créant cet instrument. Une idée que des chercheurs de l’Université de Taïwan ont tenté de vérifier.

Le Parisien

Eurovision : une parodie néerlandaise de la chanson gagnante énerve Israël

Elle juge la reprise « honteuse » et de « mauvais goût ». L’ambassade d’Israël s’est plainte mardi d’une parodie néerlandaise de la chanson de Netta Barzilai, la gagnante de l’Eurovision 2018, l’accusant de véhiculer des « allusions antisémites ».



Rachel Portman (c)Benjamin Ealovega

(Written on May 23, 2018 )

Classical News

The Times

The one-handed pianist paying tribute to the soldiers of the Somme

Nicholas McCarthy, who plays the piano one-handed, will be at the forefront of a Cheltenham Music Festival concert recalling all those who suffered in the First World War.

BBC News

BBC plans primary school classical music campaign

The BBC is to launch a campaign to introduce primary school pupils across the UK to classical music.

Classic FM

Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014 celebrates classical music 

Pianist Andras Schiff leads the classical world in the 2014 Honours list, revealed in Friday 13th June.

The Times

Will Gregory: creating a ten-Moog orchestra

The Goldfrapp star on playing a classical concert using the space-age synth that changed the face of electronic music.

Classic FM

Rachel Portman: Outlook ‘great’ for female film composers

Oscar-winning film composer Rachel Portman says the future is looking brighter for women who want to write music for movies.

New York Times

A Long Day’s Bach Journey, by Train, Foot and Ferry, With Cello

‘A Suite Ride Through NYC,’ Featuring Paul Dwyer.


“Es geht um echte Liebe”

Blind gehört: Der Dirigent Pablo Heras-Casado hört und kommentiert CDs von Kollegen, ohne dass er erfährt, wer spielt.

Der Tagesspiegel

Vorfreude ist die schönste Freude

Vorstellung der Klassik-Saison 2014/15 in Berlin.


Classical Music: @ClassicalMusic Radio 3 will lose staff under radio cuts, some ‘almost certainly’ through compulsory redundancy:  #dqf #BBCR3

BBC Music Magazine: @MusicMagazine We’re sad to see that Lorin Maazel is to leave Munich Philharmonic early due to ill health: …

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource News: Royal Albert Hall launches first ever Proms tour @BBCRadio3 @RoyalAlbertHall …



Nicholas McCarthy

Photograph: Richard Pohle/The Times

(Written on June 16, 2014 )