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The Times

Why opera is taking lessons from Hollywood

Live cinema screenings are saving the New York Met, but does the big screen mean that good looks matter more than the singing? Neil Fisher talks to Peter Gelb, the general manager of the New York Metropolitan Opera.

Belfast Telegraph

Ulster Orchestra chief Dr Rosa Solinas quits post

The chief executive of the Ulster Orchestra has departed after just over a year in the job. Dr Rosa Solinas, former head of music at the Arts Council of Northern Ireland did not make a public announcement about her departure.

Guardian

What’s next for Spotify? Perhaps going ‘beyond the Play button’

Recently-acquired The Echo Nest presents its vision for digital music services that really understand you

Classic FM

Liverpool football magazine prints review of RLPO concert

A writer for Liverpool-based football magazine The Anfield Wrap has passionately reviewed a concert of Elgar, Mahler and Strauss by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Independent

The composer and his muse: Richard Strauss’ tempestuous relationship with his wife Pauline de Ahna

Richard Strauss was inspired by his wife. Now, for the 150th anniversary of his birth, a new staging of his most magical opera is to open in London.

Die Welt

In Wien werden jetzt die Anwälte reich

Am Ende glaubte keiner mehr den Beteuerungen des Burg-Intendanten Matthias Hartmann, er wäre unschuldig am Millionendefizit. Die Probleme der Politik fangen aber mit seiner Entlassung erst an.

The Times

The Times

(Written on March 12, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Alan Titchmarsh: the joy of the Proms

As you settle down to watch this year’s BBC Proms, spare a thought for all those responsible for bringing the Albert Hall to your television screens.

The Independent

A brass act: Star trumpeter Alison Balsom is set to perform in Gabriel at the Globe and Latitude festival

Balsom has a burning ambition to break through the barriers to her music being heard.

The New York Times

Doubts Greet Claims About Stravinsky’s Sexuality

Did Stravinsky sleep with men? Does it matter?

Classic FM

RLPO given £7.5m grant to refurbish Philharmonic Hall

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s home, Philharmonic Hall, is to get a major refurbishment thanks to an Arts Council England grant of £7.5m.

Classical Music Magazine

Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme announced

An opera in an ice cream van, an international online choir and a site-specific birdsong project on a remote Scottish island are among the musical highlights of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, announced earlier this week.

Limelight Magazine

The age of opera

More and more young singers are being cast in opera’s biggest roles. But how are their voices coping?

FONO FORUM

Molina Visuals

Klassische Musik zu visualisieren ist das Ziel von Molina Visuals. Das Ergebnis sind stimmungsvolle Bilder, die oft an historische Gemälde erinnern und den Geist der Musik atmen. Mit den beiden Gründern Josep Molina und Marcella Neudert sprach Bjørn Woll darüber, wie die Bilder entstehen und was ein gutes Künstlerfoto ausmacht.

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FONO FORUM

 

(Written on July 18, 2013 )

The Guardian

From fact to fantasie: discovering the real Schumann

Robert Schumann’s tragic life has long coloured our view of his music. But as pianist Jonathan Biss concludes a year long series of concerts, he finds a composer betrayed by his biography.

 

The Telegraph

Carrie Cracknell interview: ‘I’m no opera expert, but I didn’t hesitate to take on Wozzeck’

Young director Carrie Cracknell has worked on devised, experimental and classical theatre but now she’s moved on to opera.

 

The Times

Walter Scott fans attack Royal Opera’s view of Highlanders as smelly savages

Hairy, smelly savages, or noble warriors? A fierce argument over Sir Walter Scott’s real views on Highlanders has opened a bitter divide between the writer’s supporters and the opera world of Covent Garden.

 

Classic FM

Vasily Petrenko in Tim Lihoreau’s Wednesday Web Chat

Join the conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in our weekly web chat. 

 

Gramophone

Gramophone June 2013 issue now on sale!

Hear excerpts from all of the months’ Gramophone Choice recordings on the Gramophone Player.

 

Classical Music

BBC Young Musicians 2014: Open for entries

The BBC’s Young Musician 2014 has launched, unveiling Nicola Benedetti as an ambassador and introducing a new award for young jazz musicians.

 

Classical Source

Simon Halsey Will Step Down As Berlin Radio Choir’s Principal Conductor In 2016

Simon Halsey will not be extending his contract as principal conductor of Rundfunkchor Berlin after its current term ends in summer 2016.

 

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The Telegraph
 

(Written on May 21, 2013 )

The Telegraph

The Big Question: There’s an anti-intellectualism in Britain

The first of the Big Question debates at the Royal Opera House prompted composer Mark-Anthony Turnage to say there’s anti-intellectualism in Britain.

Classical Music Magazine

ABRSM’s new chief executive vows to improve infrastructure

The new chief executive of ABRSM says he will continue the work of his predecessor in improving the organisation’s infrastructure, following last year’s ‘major issues’ with exams.

BBC Music Magazine

Join us for this year’s BBC Music Magazine Awards

Champagne, canapés and live music with the classical music world

Classic FM

Valentina Lisitsa plays for stranded passengers

The YouTube sensation surprised passengers stranded at London’s St Pancras International Station, performing an impromptu concert after her Eurostar train was cancelled.

Vasily Petrenko extends RLPO contract

Chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Vasily Petrenko has extended his contract for the foreseeable future, with a three-year notice period.

Classical Source

Top of The Baroque For Red Nose Day

This week on BBC Radio 3, presenters Suzy Klein, Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Jez Nelson and Tom Service will embark on a battle of classical prowess for Comic Relief, competing against each other to be crowned Top of the Baroque.

Marketplace Life (via Arts Journal)

Can I see your violin’s paperwork?

Imagine you’re traveling abroad. The to-do list can be long. Book your flight, pack a toothbrush — and if you’re a musician like John Thomas, you may soon need a passport for your instrument.

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Classic FM

(Written on March 13, 2013 )

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

11 opera musicians sacked in Barcelona as Euro crunch kicks in 

The Liceo opera has laid off 11 musicians from its orchestra.

So there was this mezzo who put her head down and … 

A mezzo- soprano whose talents include singing underwater….

Gramophone Blog

Music in the mountains at the Engadin Festival 

International Stars gather in a beautiful corner of Switzerland….

Opera News 

Future Perfect

Philip Kennicott offers his views on what opera will become in 10 years.

Classic FM

Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 

Titled a ‘Symphony of British Music,’ the closing ceremony is bound to be a celebration of UK talent.

Charlotte Dujardin accompanied by Elgar and Holst, wins gold in Olympic dressage

Team GB wins gold and bronze medals inspired by patriotic classical music soundtrack.

Jon Lord’s final studio work set for release 

Deep Purple star and classical composer Jon Lord’s ‘Concerto for Group and Orchestra’ has been recorded by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Yuja Wang turns heads in racy dress 

The Chinese pianist proves she is a style icon as well as a talented concert performer.

(Written on August 10, 2012 )