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In today’s news: Indian conductor Zubin Mehta performs with Berlin Philharmonic, Sebastian Manz’s recording of selected works by Carl Maria Weber, and hotelier Klaus Lauer hosts Badenweiler Musiktage. Cincinnati Opera announces premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera,” and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) and Maestro Delta David Gier announce its 2017-18 concert season. Katherine Parr was in fact a masterful PR who rallied England behind its King on the way to war, an academic has claimed, and Amazon is to further diversify its business by staking out a presence at music festivals in a bid to enhance the experience of US festival-goers.

The Times

As robots take our jobs the arts will matter more

The humanities are in crisis. There is an urgent skills gap for at least 3,000 graduates capable of explaining the events that led to the War of Jenkins’ Ear. In 2015 alone Britain drafted in 1,200 Filipinos to write essays on symbols of patriarchy in the comedies of Lope de Vega.

The Telegraph

King Henry VIII’s sixth wife collaborated with Thomas Tallis to write music to rally her husband for war

Katherine Parr was in fact a masterful PR who rallied England behind its King on the way to war, an academic has claimed, as he prepares for the first performance of her secret musical collaboration in 470 years.

The Atlantic

Inside the Heads of People Who Don’t Like Music

For those who experience “musical anhedonia,” listening to a song is halfway between boring and distracting—and their brain activity reflects that.

The Drum

Amazon gets physical with US music festival presence

Amazon is to further diversify its business by staking out a presence at music festivals in a bid to enhance the experience of US festival-goers.

Der Tagesspiegel

Alles unter Kontrolle

Der indische Stardirigent Zubin Mehta führt mit den Berliner Philharmonikern Stücke von Elgar und Tschaikowsky auf.

SPIEGEL ONLINE

Beinahe heroische Größe

Carl Maria von Weber schrieb hinreißende Werke für die Klarinette. Sebastian Manz wollte keine halben Sachen machen und nahm gleich alle auf. Richtige Entscheidung!

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Aus Liebe zur Musik

Hotelier Klaus Lauer ist das Herz der Badenweiler Musiktage. Bereits seit 1973 veranstaltete er im elterlichen Grandhotel Römerbad regelmäßig Musiktage, alles ganz auf eigenes finanzielles Risiko mit Schwerpunkt auf Neuer Musik

The New York Times

An Opera Inspired by Pink Floyd Will Get Its United States Premiere

The Cincinnati Opera has announced the United States premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera,” capping its 98th season and its first after a $135 million restoration of the Cincinnati Music Hall.

broadwayworld.com

South Dakota Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season – Strauss Masterpieces, Video Games Live and More!

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) and Maestro Delta David Gier announce its 2017-18 concert season.

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Music History @today_classical in 1861 FP of Richard ‘s opera Tannhäuser in Paris at the Théâtre Imperial de l’Opéra.

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Facing the music: James Laing

Sebastian Manz Credit: Marco Borggreve

(Written on March 13, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s Classical News, conductor Eliahu Inbal perfoms with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, a tribute to composer and festival director Siegfried Wagner, and the first critique of the newly-opened Pierre Boulez Hall.  Birmingham is set to become the capital of  ‘people’s classical music’, the V&A launches a new exhibtion focused on opera, and the City of London Sinfonia announces a commitment to 50% female artistic leadership.

International Arts Manager

UK orchestra announces commitment to 50% female artistic leadership

City of London Sinfonia has announced it is to go even further in its quest for equal representation of women across its ranks.

Rhinegold

Winchester Festival 2017

The 20th Winchester Festival will take place 7-15 July 2017.  The first day of the festival will include a performance from Tasmin Little and the European Union Chamber Orchestra featuring The Four Seasons, Elgar’s Serenade, and Haydn’s Symphony no. 42.

BBC announces opera focus for autumn 2017

The BBC has announced a focus on opera for autumn 2017 to coincide with the V&A’s ‘Opera: Passion, Power and Politics’ exhibition.  Themes from the exhibition, which will run between 30 September 2017 and 25 February 2018, will be interpreted through BBC Music television and radio broadcasts.

Der Tagespiegel

Mahler mit kühlem Charme

Der vielfach preisgekrönte Dirigent Eliahu Inbal führt mit dem Konzerthausorchester Mendelssohn und Mahler auf – mit Ryu Goto als Solist.

Die Welt

Als ein schwuler Dandy über Bayreuth herrschte

Er stand im Schatten seines Vaters Richard Wagner. Aber der „Meistersohn“ Siegfried ist eine schillernde Persönlichkeit aus eigenem Recht. Endlich wird der Komponist und Festspielleiter gewürdigt.

Weniger hellhörig, dafür akustisch etwas hallig

In Berlin wurde der Pierre Boulez Saal von Daniel Barenboim eingeweiht. Eine kleine Konzertarena für Kammermusik hinter der Staatsoper. Unser Klassikkritiker hat die Akustik getestet.

Guardian

Birmingham set to become the capital of ‘people’s classical music ’ says Julian Lloyd Webber

Cellist looks foward to heading new £57m conservatoire but is concerned about government cuts.

V&A opera exhibition looks to put to rest prejudice about art form

A newly announced V&A exhibition exploring opera could help remove the prejudice and misconceptions many people still have about the art form, it has been claimed.

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Image: Siegfried Wagner (left) and company © Internationale Siegfried Wagner Gesellschaft/Schwules Museum

 

(Written on March 6, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, read about musicians Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota making classical cool, a festival featuring a whole weekend of music written by composers aged under 18, and the appalling salaries and internships that are killing diversity in the classical music industry. Also, Wiener Musikverein announces death of French maestro conductor, Georges Prêtre.

VICE News

Making classical cool

Read about musicians that are reinventing classical music for a new generation.

The Irish Times

‘Piano and violin lend themselves to youth and precocity’

From Schubert and Mendelssohn to 11-year-old Alma Deutscher, Finghin Collins is about to present a whole weekend of music written by composers aged under 18.

The Violin Channel

Czech Phil Extends Music Director Jiri Belohlavek for 6 More Years

The Czech Philharmonic has announced the contract extension of Music Director Jirí Belohlavek for an additional 6 seasons.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical Opera announces The Mozartists

Classical Opera has announced plans to extend its concert work under a new name.

Appalling salaries and internships are killing diversity in our industry

If you work in the arts, the chances are you have shared a horror story about your first salary, probably post-scripted with a chuckling ‘good job we’re not in this industry for the money’ disclaimer.

Le Monde

Georges Prêtre, une passion viennoise

Le chef d’orchestre français, ami de Maria Callas et de Francis Poulenc, est mort le 4 janvier à l’âge de 92 ans.

The New York Times

Karel Husa, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 95

Karel Husa, a Czech-born American composer who won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1969 and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1993, died on Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, N.C.

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Eine Extra-Genehmigung zum Fest – Wieland Wagners 100. Geburtstag

Für Wieland Wagner macht Bayreuth eine Ausnahme. Eigentlich darf im berühmten Opernhaus auf dem Grünen Hügel ausnahmslos das Werk von Richard Wagner aufgeführt werden. Doch für den Enkel des berühmten Komponisten drückt die Richard-Wagner-Stiftung ein Auge zu.

Der Tagesspiegel

Georges Prêtre mit 92 Jahren gestorben

Er gehörte zu den Größten seiner Zunft, leitete die Wiener Philharmoniker und war Generaldirektor der Pariser Oper. Der französische Dirigent Georges Prêtre ist mit 92 Jahren gestorben.

Musik Heute

Semperoper plant zwei “Ring”-Serien mit Thielemann

Die Sächsische Staatsoper führt im kommenden Jahr Richard Wagners Zyklus “Der Ring des Nibelungen” in zwei Serien auf. Die musikalische Leitung übernehme erstmals Christian Thielemann.

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Music History @today_classical in 2016 Death of French and conductor Pierre

MUSIK HEUTE @Musik_Heute Geiger setzt seine Sendung bei fort

The Violin Channel @violinchannel WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet Shostakovich’s Gigantic Tap-Dancing Noses [WTF]

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(Written on January 5, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Musical Futures’ CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity, first staged Wagner production comes to Singapore, and the new boutique festival Camper Calling takes place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Also, Lincoln Trio honours its families’ national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios, and Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in place of recuperating Christoph von Dohnányi.

Classical Music Magazine

Musical Futures CEO to undertake 12-hour ‘pianothon’

Musical Futures CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity. D’Amore will perform for 12 hours in the Yamaha Store on London’s Wardour Street on 1 September.

First staged Wagner production comes to Singapore

A forthcoming production of The Flying Dutchman will be the first performance of a fully-staged opera by Wagner in Singapore. The production will take place at the Victoria Theatre from 23 to 30 October.

The Telegraph

Warning: this opera may cause offence

Is the operatic world becoming more risk-averse? Cautious signals from Covent Garden and now this summer’s Edinburgh International Festival would seem to suggest it is.

Music Week

New boutique festival coming to the midlands

ABC, the Magic Numbers, The Hoosiers, Toploader, Alcester’s Jack Blackman and Dodgy  are among the first run of acts to be confirmed to appear at the upcoming Camper Calling event – a new boutique festival set to take place at Ragley Hall over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Music News

Joseph Gordon-Levitt busks in subway station

Joseph Gordon-Levitt thrilled fans with his musical skills when he turned busker in a subway station as part of a new promo for his production company hitRECord.

Broadwayworld

Lincoln Trio Honors Ancestry with Works by English, Armenian and Swiss Composers

Celebrated Chicago chamber ensemble Lincoln Trio honors its families’ national origins on a highly personal new album of substantial 20th-century piano trios by composers from England, Armenia, and Switzerland.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Nelsons To Replace Recuperating Dohnányi

Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its now traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Sunday, August 28th, at 2:30 p.m. in place of 86-year-old Christoph von Dohnányi, who had cataract surgery earlier in the summer.

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Barenboim startet Youtube-Kanal – „Für Musik begeistern“

Der Dirigent und Pianist Daniel Barenboim (73) hat einen eigenen Youtube-Kanal gestartet. In kurzen Videofilmen will er am Klavier seine Lieblingsstücke vorstellen, musikalische Grundbegriffe erklären und zu wichtigen aktuellen Themen Stellung nehmen.

Musik heute

Festival Young Euro Classic erwartet Top-Jugendorchester

Einige der besten Jugendorchester aus Europa und der Welt erwartet das Festival “Young Euro Classic” ab kommenden Mittwoch in Berlin. Erstmals treten das European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), das Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchester und das Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester innerhalb einer Spielzeit auf.

Klassik heute

Tonhalle Düsseldorf baut Familienprogramme aus

Ab der kommenden Spielzeit kooperieren die Tonhalle Düsseldorf und der ARAG Konzern für die Ausweitung des Angebots der Kleinen Tonhalle. Damit verbunden sind insbesondere fast doppelt so viele Veranstaltungen für Kinder bis drei Jahren.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory to Merge

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 A real from : sings The Last Rose of Summer.

klassik.com @klassikcom Italienischer Verdienstorden für Salzburger Festspielpräsidentin Helga Rabl-Stadler

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Musical Futures CEO Abigail D’Amore is undertaking a ‘pianothon’ to raise money for the charity. Credit: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on August 15, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, UMG appoints senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships, experts at the French National Stud found that music helps horses keep calm, and Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017. Also, UK festival market being driven by ‘super fans’ and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor and artistic director David Robertson are excited to announce their 2017 season.

Classical Music Magazine

UMG appoints senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships

Universal Music Group has appointed Oana Ruxandra as senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships.

The Telegraph

Classical music helps horses keep calm, new research finds

Experts at the French National Stud found that playing excerpts of classical-style film music to horses during typically stressful activities significantly reduced the animals’ anxiety.

The Guardian

Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017

Ramin Djawadi, composer of the score of the HBO hit, is leading an orchestra on an audiovisual tour of the US that promises to ‘bring the Seven Kingdoms to life’

The New York Times

In China, Rejuvenating a Classical Music Heritage Linked to a Jewish Community

In winter, tourists flock to Harbin, in northeastern China, for its world-renowned ice sculpture festival. But with summer in full bloom, this city is working overtime on behalf of a less publicized part of its heritage: classical music.

For Many, Opera and Puccini Are One (Trump’s Campaign Knows the Appeal)

When the news broke a few weeks ago that the family of Luciano Pavarotti had asked Donald J. Trump to stop playing that tenor’s recording of the aria “Nessun dorma,” from Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Turandot,” at campaign rallies, I’ll admit, I was befuddled: “Wait … Donald Trump listens to opera?”

Music Week

UK festival market being driven by ‘super fans’

Though “super fans” comprise just 28% of attendees, they collectively account for 56% of total ticket spend. They attend more festivals; spend more on individual tickets and act as tastemakers to their friends.

Broadwayworld

David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony Announce 2017 Season – Pianist Martha Argerich Makes Australian Debut, Swiss Conductor Charles Dutoit to Appear and More!

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor and artistic director David Robertson are excited to announce their 2017 season, with offerings for every concert-goer, from classical music a cionados to lovers of new australian music and those looking forward to their first orchestral experience.

NRK

Krass kritikk mot Festspillene i Bergen

Ti tungvektere i Bergens kultur- og næringsliv mener Festspillene i byen er på avveie og kritiserer programprofilen til festspilldirektør Anders Beyer.

Musik heute

Anna Netrebko im Bayreuther “Lohengrin” ungewiss

Der Sprecher der Bayreuther Festspiele, Peter Emmerich, betonte am Dienstag, dass Verhandlungen mit Netrebko über einen Auftritt als Elsa in der Richard-Wagner-Oper “Lohengrin” im Jahr 2018 nach wie vor laufen.

Klassik heute

Zuflucht Kultur e.V. erhält Förderpreis der Pill Mayer Stiftung

Mit ihrem Förderpreis für interkulturellen Dialog würdigt die Pill Mayer Stiftung aus Wolfegg/Allgäu beispielhafte interkulturelle Kulturprojekte für Kinder und Jugendliche, die ideenreich Brücken zwischen den Kulturen bauen. Am 1. Oktober 2016 wird der Preis in Höhe von € 1.000 zum zweiten Mal verliehen.

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Besucherzahl des Theater Vorpommern weiter gewachsen

Das Theater Vorpommern hat seine Besucherzahl weiter gesteigert. In der vergangenen Spielzeit wurden mehr als 191.000 Zuschauer in den Häusern in Greifswald, Putbus und Stralsund gezählt

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Erwin Schrott makes debut as Selim at Rossini Festival

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Social and personal: Young maestro gets married

klassik.com @klassikcom Raubüberfall: Vesselina sagt Auftritte bei den Innsbrucker Festwochen ab

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Classical music helps horses keep calm. Credit: HorseCom

(Written on August 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today: new Steinway flagship store opens in New York, a huge donation is made to the Royal Danish Opera, and André Rieu launches a new waltz for the Queen’s 90th birthday. Also, Christopher Renshaw’s ‘Carmen la Cubana’ will open at the Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, and New Zealand String Quartet appoints new second violinist.

Rhinegold Publishing

Huge donation set to make the Royal Danish Opera great again

An unspecified donation has been made to the Royal Danish Opera of ‘hundreds of millions’ of kroner – tens of millions of UK pounds – by the AP Møller Foundation. The grant will be used to strengthen the company’s core repertoire, to offer discount tickets for younger and older patrons, and to assist with the Copenhagen Opera House’s sizeable infrastructure, heating and lighting costs.

Classic FM

André Rieu launches brand new waltz for HM The Queen

To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, the King of the Waltz has written a brand new piece of music titled ‘The Windsor Waltz’.

The Strad

New Zealand String Quartet appoints new second violinist

Australian musician Monique Lapins replaces Douglas Beilman, who performed with the ensemble for 26 years.

theguardian

Carmen with cha-cha-cha: adaptation with all Cuban cast opens in Paris

Reimagined in 1950s Cuba and directed by Christopher Renshaw, Carmen la Cubana will open at the Théâtre du Châtelet over 140 years after Paris debut.

Classical Music

BBC Young Musician keyboard winner announced

15-year-old Jackie Campbell has won the keyboard category final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition.

Guardian

What I’m really thinking: the orchestral musician

Musician gives an honest insider’s view into the less glamorous aspects of being a professional orchestral musician.

The Strad

Patrons should buy modern instruments for young musicians, says violin maker Stefan-Peter Greiner

In conversation with Pauline Harding, the German luthier discusses his ideas on sound adjustment, ‘Stradivari frequencies’ and creating the ideal working environment.

WQXR

Steinway’s Grand Design: A Modern Temple to the Piano

The new Steinway flagship store has opened on Avenue of the Americas, New York.

Telegraph

Pianist, teacher, writer and broadcaster Jeremy Siepman dies aged 74

Jeremy Siepman carved an entertaining niche bringing to life the works of the great composers through a multitude of books, recordings and broadcasts.

MUSIK HEUTE

Frankfurter Musikmesse zieht positives Fazit

Die Frankfurter Musikmesse hat zum Abschluss ein positives Fazit gezogen. Die Schau und ihre Begleitmesse Prolight+Sound zogen wie im Vorjahr knapp 110.000 Besucher aus rund 130 Ländern an.

BR-KLASSIK

Mehr Klassik im BR Fernsehen

Klassische Konzerte, Dokumentationen und das Klassikmagazin “KlickKlack” – ab Montag, den 11. April startet das BR Fernsehen mit einem neuen Programmschema.

Deutscher Musikrat

Hannes Reich gewinnt den 2. Deutschen Chordirigentenpreis

Beim gestrigen Finalkonzert mit dem RIAS Kammerchor vergab der Deutsche Musikrat zum zweiten Mal die mit 5.000 Euro dotierte Auszeichnung an einen jungen Dirigenten.

Twitter

Opera News @Operanews Waltraud Meier says it’s easier to remember the text of a 6 hour Wagner opera than her acceptance speech! #ONAwards

Top Classical Music News @topcmnews Austria’s new interior minister is a professional musician #ClassicalMusic

BR KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK Das Geheimnis wird gelüftet. #Elbphilharmonie Eröffnungssaison jetzt im Livestream

The new Steinway flagship store has opened on Avenue of the Americas. Photograph: Chris Payn for WQXR

The new Steinway flagship store has opened on Avenue of the Americas. Photograph: Chris Payn for WQXR

(Written on April 11, 2016 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Rudy Giuliani expected to join protest against Met’s Klinghoffer opera

New York’s Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday, as protesters get ready to picket The Death of Klinghoffer, the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerrillas.

Telegraph

Lang Lang demonstrates piano techniques

Exclusive: Lang Lang, who has just published a series of piano books for young players, shows how to play in different styles

Classic FM

How I wrote Fury – Steven Price

After tackling the quiet helplessness of being adrift in space with Gravity, the Oscar-winning film composer turned to the Bible to tackle Brad Pitt’s World War Two film.

International Arts Manager

Orpheus receives grant to reach next generation

New York’s Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has received a $400,000 grant from The Andrew W Mellon Foundation.

Sinfini

Critics’ Circle Awards 2014

The winners of the 2014 Critics’ Circle Music Awards were announced on Friday.

Pizzicato

Finnish National Opera Celebrates Jean Sibelius 150th Anniversary

The Finnish National Opera and the Finnish National Ballet will be contributing to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius with the world premiere of the expansive ‘Kullervo’ by Tero Saarinen, alternately conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Pietari Inkinen.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Kampf um Bayreuth

Gysi droht Richard-Wagner-Stiftung mit Klage

Klassik.com

Unerwarteter Geldsegen für Wiener Staatsoper

Sponsorenmittel in Höhe von 333.000 Euro wiederentdeckt

Klavier.de

Pianist Arto Satukangas gestorben

Finnischer Musiker und Hochschuldozent wurde 51 Jahre alt

crescendo

ECHO Klassik 2014 – Das Lebenswerk: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Kurz vor seinem 85. Geburtstag bekommt Nikolaus Harnoncourt ein verfrühtes Geburtstagsgeschenk: den ECHO Klassik für sein Lebenswerk.

Plácido Domingo: Eine Prise Domingo

„Wenn man aufhört zu wachsen, dann ist es vorbei“, sagt Plácido Domingo (73) und veröffentlicht gleich sein nächstes Album – mit mediterranen Liedern als Hommage an seine Heimat.

classicalworld.com

The PKF – Prague Philharmonia Announces Appointment of Conductor Emmanuel Villaume as Music Director and Chief Conductor

The PKF – Prague Philharmonia is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally renowned conductor Emmanuel Villaume to the position of Music Director and Chief Conductor of the PKF – Prague Philharmonia for a three-year term, effective September 1, 2015.

Le Figaro

Le Royal Opera s’offre un entracte contemporain

Kasper Holten, l’administrateur du Royal Opera House, s’est lancé dans un ambitieux plan d’élargissement du répertoire de ce que l’on tient encore pour un bastion du conservatisme.

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Berlin Classics @BerlinClassics: Die Longlist des PdSK für das dritte Quartal ist da: 140 Juroren haben in 29 Kategorien 227 Titel nominiert, die… http://fb.me/2yDoyKeSu 

KlassikAkzente @klassikakzente: Wunderschönes neues Video zum kommenden Album “Escape to Paradise – The Hollywood Album” von Daniel Hope: http://www.klassikakzente.de/daniel-hope/videos/detail/video:345366/escape-to-paradise-the-hollywood-album-dokumentation …

Classicalite @Classicalite: Manhattan Transfer Co-Founder #TimHauser Dies at 72 http://www.classicalite.com/articles/12236/20141018/manhattan-transfer-cofounder-tim-hauser-dies-72.htm?exe=reporter …

Classicalite @Classicalite: [WATCH] #Beethoven ‘Ode to Joy’ Featured in Wrap Your Baby Commercial, Babies Included http://www.classicalite.com/articles/12228/20141018/beethoven-ode-joy-featured-wrap-your-baby-commercial-babies-included-watch.htm?exe=reporter …

Belsize Music @BelsizeMusic: RT @WeAreTheMU: Best practice in instrumental & vocal teaching – check out the Art of Teaching project http://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/news/2014/04/08/art-of-teaching/ … #MUteaching

Dirigent @dirigent: “Nobelpreis der Künste” für den estnischen Komponisten – Komponist Arvo Pärt freut sich über Praemium Imperiale http://magazin.klassik.com/news/teaser.cfm?ID=11227 …

Royal Opera House, London. Photo credit: age fotostock/Grant Rooney

Royal Opera House, London. Photo credit: age fotostock/Grant Rooney

(Written on October 20, 2014 )

BBC News

Titanic violin could reach record price at auction

The violin that was played as the Titanic sank in 1912 has gone on public display before it goes up for auction this weekend. The guide price for the violin is £300,000, making it the single most valuable piece of Titanic memorabilia.

Gramophone

Signed and handwritten letter by Richard Wagner to be auctioned in Barcelona

A handwritten letter by Richard Wagner, dated 1881 to a Spanish newspaper editor, is due to be auctioned on October 24 at Barcelona auction house, La Suite. It includes a discussion of the character of Lohengrin.

Riccardo Chailly to be new music director of La Scala

Unofficial reports are emerging in the Italian press that Riccardo Chailly will be the next music director of the world-renowned opera house in Milan when Daniel Barenboim steps down in January 2017

BBC Music Magazine

New study reveals link between musical taste and age

Researchers at Cambridge University have identified five categories of taste over a lifetime and discovered that people are likely to disengage with certain genres as they grow older.

South Florida Classical Review

Pianist Kuerti stricken while performing in Coral Gables

Near the end of the first work in an all-Beethoven recital in metro Miami, the 75-year-old Canadian began playing the same phrase over and over. Kuerti showed increasing disorientation and  eventually left the stage and was taken by ambulance to South Miami Hospital. It has not been confirmed whether this onstage neurological incident was a stroke.

PR Week

WildKat PR wins work from music management agency Manners McDade

Management agency and music publisher Manners McDade, which has clients including media composers and instrumental album artists such as Tom Hodge, Poppy Ackroyd, Noel Fielding and Chris Morris, has appointed WildKat PR.

Brand Republic News

WildKat PR wins work from music management agency Manners McDade

The music PR agency will be working with Manners McDade’s entire roster of clients.

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(Written on October 18, 2013 )

The Arts Desk

The Last Night of the Proms, Kennedy, DiDonato, BBCSO, Alsop

The slickest Last Night in recent memory finds a woman finally in charge

Wagner at the Proms remembered

Five singers, three conductors and a director look back on a collective triumph of the bicentenary year

Classic FM Online

Joseph Calleja: “An operatic voice is not boring!”

The tenor speaks to his long standing friend and Classic FM presenter David Mellor about the appeal of his new album, Amore

The Times

Sir Simon Rattle tipped to take top job with the LSO

Britain’s most celebrated contemporary conductor is understood to have accepted the post of principal conductor of the LSO

The Washington Post

Soprano Voigt drops out of Washington Opera’s ‘Tristan and Isolde’ with ‘relief’

Deborah Voigt, the star soprano scheduled to sing Isolde in Wagner’s monumental “Tristan und Isolde” in the company’s season-opening production, starting next Sunday, is withdrawing from the role

The Guardian

Pavarotti tops the charts with remastered first recording

Posthumous release features an aria the opera singer recorded 50 years ago but which lay unheard in his archives

The Independent

‘Stop mocking the Mormons,’ says opera star Bryn Terfel who has been ’embraced’ by the faith

The bass-baritone, recently in Salt Lake City to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, was visited at home in Wales by missionaries who tried to convert him

Die Welt

“Wir sind Zirkusartisten ohne Netz”

Es gibt so viel mehr als den hohen Ton: Plácido Domingo und Jonas Kaufmann, die berühmtesten Tenöre der Welt, über Sängerwitze, Akzente und die Liebe zu Verdi. Ein allererstes Doppelinterview

The Arts Desk

The Arts Desk

(Written on September 9, 2013 )

Classic FM Online

John Williams exhibition to open in Hollywood

John Williams is to be the subject of a new exhibition at the Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles, beginning this weekend

Debussy Google Doodle boosts music sales

After Google featured Debussy’s dreamy Clair de lune as an animated Google Doodle, sales of the track have soared on iTunes

Gareth Malone’s new choir covers Death Grips song

Gareth Malone’s new choir, Voices, have released a taster from their new album – a choral cover of experimental hip-hop duo Death Grips’ song, ‘Guillotine’

Gramophone

LA Philharmonic celebrates 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall

A series of special events feature Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yo-Yo Ma, Leif Ove Andsnes and Julie Andrews

Paul McCreesh and his Gabriele musicians to release Britten’s War Requiem

Large-scale recording, featuring 300 performers, is due for release on September 2 on Signum Classics/Winged Lion

Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2013 category winners revealed!

Read full reviews and listen to tracks from each of the winners

The Times

Simon Callow on getting inside the head of Richard Wagner

Simon Callow sees Wagner’s life as an energetic one-man show

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Ausstellung “Unternehmen Oper”

Digitale Desdemona: Bertelsmann zeigt Einblicke ins Ricordi-Archiv

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The Times

(Written on August 29, 2013 )