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In today’s news: Conductor Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct and the reaction of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Also, famous German christmas carol to be considered as intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO.

The Telegraph

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Charles Dutoit accused of sexually assaulting four musicians

The artistic director and principal conductor is alleged to have physically restrained three opera singers and a classical musician in separate incidents between 1985 and 2010.

Classical Music

Universal and Facebook announce multi-year agreement

Universal Music Group will become the first major music company to license its recorded music and publish catalogues for video and other social experiences across Facebook

Composers invited to apply for Oxford visiting fellowship

Applications are open for the 2018/19 Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship at the Bodleian Libraries

Music Teacher

Radio 3 to broadcast Royal Birmingham Conservatoire concerts

The first concert broadcast will take place on 9 January.

Limelight

Sydney Symphony Orchestra responds to Dutoit allegations

The Orchestra has released a strongly worded statement following allegations the conductor sexually assaulted four women in the USA between 1985 and 2010.

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Götterdämmerung: Zeitalter der Despoten am Dirigentenpult ist vorbei

Die #MeToo-Kampagne hat den Blick für verhängnisvolle Abhängigkeiten im beruflichen Leben geschärft. Auch der Kunstbetrieb ist ins Gerede gekommen. Dabei gibt es dort selbst an exponierten Stellen schon seit längerem einen Sinneswandel.

Klassik.Com

Dirigent Charles Dutoit mehrfach der sexuellen Belästigung bezichtigt

Der Schweizer Dirigent Charles Dutoit (81) sieht sich mit Vorwürfen sexueller Belästigung konfrontiert. Die Vorwürfe wurden von drei Sängerinnen und einer Orchestermusikerin erhoben.

BR Klassik

Deutsches Weihnachtslied vorgeschlagen

Der nach dem Autor des berühmten Weihnachtsliedes Johann Daniel Falk benannte Falk-Verein hat “O du fröhliche” für die Liste des immateriellen UNESCO-Weltkulturerbes vorgeschlagen. Die Thüringer Staatskanzlei soll im Januar 2018 über diesen Vorschlag entscheiden.

Platea Magazine

Reputadas cantantes acusan al director de orquesta Charles Dutoit de abusos sexuales

Tal y como publica la revista Time, cuatro mujeres, profesionales de la música clásica, concretamente tres cantantes y una instrumentista, han acusado al director de orquesta Charles Dutoit de supuestas agresiones sexuales.

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Theater an der Wien @TheaterWien: Wir freuen uns sehr bekannt zu geben, dass ab der Saison 2022/23 die Intendanz des Theater an der Wien übernehmen wird. Bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt wird der amtierende Intendant die Geschicke unseres Hauses weiterführen. via

Music History @today_classical: in 1858 Birth of Italian opera Giacomo in Lucca.

Image: Charles Dutoit © Platea Magazine/EPA-EFE

(Written on December 22, 2017 )

In today’s news: Charles Dutoit becomes honorary conductor at the RPO, and Piratstro unveils new violin string. Rolando Villazón becomes new director of the Salzburger Mozartwoche, and 80th birthday of musical educationalist Eberhard Feltz. Four students at Newark’s world-renowned violin-making school face deportation from the UK, and musicologist Philip Gossett died at 75.

The Times

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra hits sour note with Octava phone app for concertgoers

Classical music fans, loath to be disturbed at concerts, are dismayed by a new innovation: an app that encourages people to look at their phones during performances

Rhinegold

Vaughan Williams’ working copy of St Matthew Passion score restored

The Leith Hill Musical Festival has arranged for the restoration of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ working copy of Bach’s St Matthew Passion score.

The Violin Channel

Pirastro Unveil New Evah Pirazzi Platinum Violin E-String

Pirastro has this week announced the launch of the new Evah Pirazzi Platinum Violin E-String – designed to specifically aid top register projection, comfortable fingering and color and overtone radiance.

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Charles Dutoit appointed Honorary Conductor for Life of the Royal Philharmonic

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has announced that with the effect from October 2019 Charles Dutoit, 80, currently the RPO’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, will assume the position of Honorary Conductor for Life.

Berliner Morgenpost

Opernsänger Villazón neuer Chef der Salzburger Mozartwoche

Star-Tenor Rolando Villazón wird neuer Intendant der Mozartwoche in Salzburg.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Wenn die eigene Nase sich selbständig macht

Die Schostakowitsch-Tage im sächsischen Gohrisch bringen unbekanntes Material von Schostakowitsch und Weinberg zur Uraufführung.

Der Tagesspiegel

Musikalischer Mentor und Menschenfreund

Eberhard Feltz ist eine Legende unter den Musikpädagogen. Seit 50 Jahren unterrichtet er Violine und Kammermusik. Heute feiert er seinen 80 Geburtstag. Eine Begegnung.

Newark Advertiser

Students face deportation

Four students at Newark’s world-renowned violin-making school face deportation from the UK.

Le Monde

Le musicologue Philip Gossett est mort

Décédé à l’âge de 75 ans, le musicologue américain n’a cessé de travailler à exhumer des opéras oubliés et établir une édition critique de chefs-d’œuvres lyriques.

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Yeaaah! Lasst die Korken knallen, knorke Auszeichnung für die und als Kapitän durfte ich das Ding entgegennehmen!

Ich verschenke 2 Tickets für mein Konzert am 18.8 in Potsdam

Rolando Villazón © Harald Hoffmann/DG

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(Written on June 27, 2017 )

In today’s news: Jonathan Dove announced as VOCES8 associate composer, Andrés Orozco-Estrada extends his contract, ‘Copenhagen Phil’ fights for survival, Neoclassicim music and anti-romanticism, new Rundfunk Symphony director Vladimir Jurowski wants more Mahler concerts, Concerto Köln opens with Uraufführung at Schwetzinger Festspiele, and Staatskapelle Dresden announces schedule for 2017/18.

Rhinegold

Jonathan Dove named as VOCES8 associate composer

Jonathan Dove has been appointed as VOCES8’s associate composer.

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Andrés Orozco-Estrada Extends Contract With Houston Symphony

Colombian-born and Vienna based conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada, 39, has extended his contract as Music Director of the Houston Symphony for three additional seasons through the 2021-22 season.

‘Copenhagen Phil’ kämpft mit Petition ums Überleben

Das ‘Copenhagen Phil’ (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) reagiert mit einer Petition auf den Vorschlag der dänischen Kulturministerin Mette Bock das Orchester zu schließen.

Classicfm

Vivaldi with a third of the notes missing sounds extremely weird

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra played the first movement of Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ with a third of the notes missing for a very important reason.

Musicalchairs

Australia’s first Orchestral Performance master’s degree launches at University of Melbourne with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

A two-year Master of Music (Orchestral Performance) will launch today at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) when University of Melbourne ViceChancellor Professor Glyn Davis and Chair of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Board Michael Ullmer sign an official Memorandum of Understanding.

Cmuse

Neoclassicism Music and Anti-romanticism

The years between the World Wars saw a speeding up of musical history.

Berliner Morgenpost

Für Vladimir Jurowski ist Musik Kommunikation

Der neue RSB-Chef will mehr Mahler ins Programm nehmen

klassik-heute.com

Concerto Köln mit Uraufführung bei den Schwetzinger Festspielen

Concerto Köln eröffnet mit der Uraufführung des Musiktheaters Tre Volti – Drei Blicke auf Liebe und Krieg am 28. April 2017 die 66. Ausgabe der Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele.

Staatskapelle Dresden stellt neue Spielzeit 2017/18 vor

Christian Thielemann eröffnet die neue Spielzeit mit Anton Bruckners erster Symphonie in c-Moll, die bis dato erst dreimal in Konzerten der Staatskapelle Dresden auf dem Programm stand.

Indianapolis Business Journal

Musician accuses conductor Urbanski, ISO of age discrimination

During a rehearsal for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in November 2015, principal bassoonist John Wetherill stopped playing his instrument.

broadwayworld.com

Broadway Songstress N’Kenge Makes Debut with Milwaukee Symphony in Classic FM!

Broadway Diva N’Kenge will grace the stage at Classic FM’s Four Decades of Radio Hits show with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, under the baton, Joel Levine for three concerts.

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3Geplatzte Opernaufführung in Toulouse: Sänger der Titelrolle verhaftet
image: the Guardian

(Written on March 24, 2017 )

 Classical News

In today’s classical news, in order to raise money for young musicians facing challenging circumstances, National Orchestra for All is inviting members of the public to play as part of a professional orchestra. Winners of International Classical Music Awards 2017 have been announced and applications are now open for the 1st Bartok World International Violin Competition, taking place in Budapest, Hungary, later this year. Festival Ultraschall is underway in Berlin, which this year focuses on the voice, and The Elbphilharmonie’s first piano evening featured Mitsuko Uchida. Also, listen to the Konzerthausorchester Berlin’s recreation of the sounds of Berlin.

Classical Music Magazine

NOFA announces Musical Chairs event details

The National Orchestra for All is offering members of the public the chance to play as part of a professional orchestra and raise money for young musicians facing challenging circumstances.

The Violin Channel

Applications Open for Inaugural Bartok World International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the inaugural 2017 Bartok World International Violin Competition, which is to be held at Budapest, Hungary from September 10th to 17th.

Pizzicato

ICMA Awards 2017: The Winners

The Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) today announced the winners for 2017.

CMUSE

Berlin orchestra recreates the sounds of the city

Most classical music fans, when asked their opinion of the sound of Berlin, would likely assume you meant the acoustics in the Berlin Philharmonie or the sound of the city’s world famous Berlin Philharmonic. But, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin has different ideas.

The Strad

Man arrested for throwing mobile phone at orchestral musicians

The Madrid Community Orchestra was performing at National Auditorium of Music in Spain when the incident took place.

Music Teacher Magazine

University of Liverpool launches MA course with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

The University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic are launching a new postgraduate course in the business of classical music.

The New York Times

Obama Understood the Power of Art. And He Wanted You to Get It, Too.

Mr. Obama brought all kinds of art and culture into the White House, and he sought culture out.

Broadwayworld

Seoul Philharmonic to Perform Asian Premiere of Rediscovered Work by Stravinsky

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) presented the program of its subscription concerts on January 20-21, featuring the recently rediscovered work by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971).

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Die Stimme als Spiegel der Gesellschaft

Ganz im Zeichen der Stimme steht das diesjährige “Ultraschall”-Festival von Deutschlandradio Kultur und RBB-Kulturradio. 14 Veranstaltungen präsentieren das “persönlichste aller Instrumente”: vom Liederabend bis zur experimentellen Performance, sagt Rainer Pöllmann.

Musik heute

Erster Klavierabend in der Elbphilharmonie: Mitsuko Uchida umjubelt

Der erste Klavierabend in der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie ist am Mittwoch vom Publikum gefeiert worden. Mitsuko Uchida, britische Pianistin japanischer Herkunft, spielte im 2.100 Besucher fassenden Großen Saal Werke von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Schumann und dem zeitgenössischen deutschen Komponisten und Klarinettisten Jörg Widmann.

klassik.com

Goldmünzenschatz in altem Klavier entdeckt

In einem rund 110 Jahre alten Klavier ist im englischen Shrophire ein versteckter Goldmünzenschatz entdeckt worden. Die Entdeckung wurde beim Versuch gemacht, das Instrument zu stimmen.

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Ultraschall Berlin @UltraschallB Bis heute Abend:Karten gewinnen für Abschlusskonzert am So mit #MarisolMontalvo, @DSOBerlin & #DennisRussellDavies! https://ultraschallberlin.de/kartenverlosung/ …

Music History @today_classical in 1955 Birth of English Simon

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 Hitting the right note: the orchestra helping stroke survivors recover – video – The Guardian https://t.co/9vXxhWAw3P

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Photo: International Classical Music Awards

(Written on January 19, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, renowned violinist Andre Rieu announces his rescheduled UK tour dates with the Johann Strauss Orchestra, and David Robertson will step down as Music Director for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra after their 2018-19 season. Donald Trump denies asking world-famous Tenor Andrea Bocelli to sing at his inauguration, after Bocelli backed out due to pressure from fans. Also, read about one of the world’s top harpsichordists, Zuzana Ruzickova, who endured three concentration camps in World War Two and was persecuted by the Communists in Czechoslovakia.

The Violin Channel

Saddened Andre Rieu Announces New UK Arena Tour Dates

Violinist Andre Rieu has today announced his rescheduled UK tour dates -after a member of his orchestra this week suffering a heart attack.

Pizzicato

Robertson To Leave St. Louis Symphony in 2019

David Robertson, 58, will leave his post as music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra after the 2018-19 symphony season.

Trump Says He Never Asked Bocelli To Sing

A Trump Inauguration Manager said on CNBC that would-be tenor Andrea Bocelli was never asked to sing at the feast. The denial came after Bocelli apparently refused to sing at this show due to pressure from fans.

WQXR

You Haven’t Seen A Cloud Play a Piano Until Now

All of these musical feats share the skies as inspiration, but artist David Bowen is taking more literal approach to the weather in music. The weather has long fascinated Bowen and his recent project answers a related question: What if a cloud could play the piano?

BBC News

The ‘miraculous’ life of Zuzana Ruzickova

Zuzana Ruzickova endured three concentration camps in World War Two, including Auschwitz, and was persecuted by the Communists in Czechoslovakia in the years that followed. But not only did she survive, she also went on to become one of the world’s leading harpsichordists.

Can video game music be ‘classical’?

Listen to BBC Newshour, where they discussed The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing music from the Pokemon console games in London, which is the latest example of top classical musicians playing music from video games.

The Strad

Düsseldorf concert delayed because musicians are locked in the dressing room

The performers of the Breslau Chamber Orchestra Leopoldinum were ultimately freed by the combined efforts of porter, caretaker and fellow musicians.

Klassik.com

Rundfunkbeitrag in Österreich steigt

Der Stiftungsrat des Österreichischen Rundfunks hat eine Erhöhung des Rundfunkbeitrages um 6,5 Prozent beschlossen. Die höheren Abgaben werden ab Mai 2017 fällig.

Komponist Karel Husa ist tot

Der US-amerikanische Komponist Karel Husa ist tot. Er starb Mitte letzter Woche im Alter von 95 Jahren in Apex, North Carolina. Husa war gebürtiger Tscheche, studierte unter anderem bei Arthur Honegger sowie Nadia Boulanger und emigrierte 1954 in die Vereinigten Staaten.

nmz

Verträge über künftige Theaterfinanzierung unter Dach und Fach

Nach monatelangen Debatten und Verhandlungen sind die Verträge über die Finanzierung der Thüringer Theater und Orchester – Theater Eisenach und Philharmonie Gotha-Eisenach – bis 2021 unter Dach und Fach.

BR Klassik

Bogdan Roscic folgt auf Dominique Meyer

Der Musikmanager Bogdan Roscic wird ab 2020 neuer Direktor der Wiener Staatsoper. Das teilte Österreichs Kulturminister Thomas Drozda am Mittwoch in Wien mit. Eine Personalentscheidung, die eine Öffnung des Hauses signalisiert.

Musik Heute

Anja Harteros singt nicht bei Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung

Die Sopranistin Anja Harteros wird nicht bei den Eröffnungskonzerten der Hamburger Elbphilharmonie singen. Als Ersatz habe man die schwedische Opern- und Konzertsängerin Camilla Tilling gewinnen können.

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Music History @today_classical #Today in 1888 FP of J. #Brahms‘ Violin Sonata No. 3 in d, Op. 108, in Budapest. #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

DW – Culture @dw_culture Mourning with #Berlin: Nine famous songs of sadness and the stories behind them http://dw.com/p/2Ubm1?maca=en-tco-dw …

Guardian Classical @GdnClassical Andrew Clements’ top 10 classical CDs of 2016 https://t.co/IA0JXxGbEq

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Photo from The Violin Channel

(Written on December 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Cadogan Hall announces Christmas series 2016, Guildhall School awards fellowships to Pappano and Hough, and new study finds classical music has calming effect on horses. Also, “Musikland” conference shows perspectives for refugee musicians, and Academy of Arts Berlin calls on Angela Merkel to support the release of arrested artists in Turkey.

Classical Music Magazine

Christmas at Cadogan 2016

Cadogan Hall’s Christmas series 2016 features orchestras, choirs, soloists and family events. Highlights include performances from the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge or the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Music Teacher

Guildhall School awards fellowships to Pappano and Hough

Sir Antonio Pappano and Stephen Hough were among those to be made honorary fellows of the Guildhall School on 4 November.

The Violin Channel

New Study Finds Classical Music Has Calming Effect on Horses

New research this week out of the University of Caen Normandy, in France has made strong suggestions that classical music can have a significant stress-reducing effect on horses.

Prizes Awarded at American Boulder International Duo Competition

American cellist Julian Schwarz and Canadian pianist Marika Bournaki have been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 ‘Art of the Duo’ Boulder International Chamber Music Competition, in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

WQXR

5 Classical Pieces For the Sting of Election Defeat

Luckily, music can be of comfort and set the mood you need to grapple with all those weird feelings in your soul. The last thing you probably want to do today is look for that music, so we made sure to be one step ahead of you. Here are five works that will ease the pain of electoral defeat.

The Wall Street Journal

Physicist Carlo Rovelli on Composer Arvo Pärt

A three-minute piano piece alters a scientist’s universe

nmz

Musikland-Jahreskonferenz zeigt Perspektiven für geflüchtete Musiker

Um Flucht, Integration und neue Perspektiven für geflüchtete Musiker geht es seit heute auf der zweitägigen Musikland-Jahreskonferenz in Hannover. Dabei soll vor allem die im Juli gegründete Initiative «Welcome Board» helfen.

Offener Brief an Merkel für inhaftierte Künstler in der Türkei

Unter Federführung der Berliner Akademie der Künste haben zahlreiche Kulturinstitutionen in einem offenen Brief an Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel appelliert, sich für die sofortige Freilassung der inhaftierten Kulturschaffenden in der Türkei einzusetzen.

klassik.com

Verleger Bernhard Bosse gestorben

Er starb im Alter von 94 Jahren in Regensburg. Bosse war Geschäftsführer des Gustav Bosse Verlags, dessen Programm er in den Bereichen Musikpädagogik, Laienmusizieren und Neues Geistliches Lied erweiterte. Er war Mitbegründer der Zeitschrift “Musikalische Jugend”, aus der 1969 die “Neue Musikzeitung” hervorging.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Francisco Goldschmidt erhält Musikförderpreis der Stadt Köln

Music History @today_classical in 1901 FP of ’s 2nd Piano Concerto in Moscow

ARTE Info @ARTEInfo  “Unsicherheit”, “Weckruf”, “Werte”: So haben die europäischen Politiker auf Trumps Sieg reagiert. bit.ly/2fxOwRH 

Cadogan Hall. Photo Credit: Alex MacNaughton.

Cadogan Hall. Photo Credit: Alex MacNaughton.

(Written on November 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news round-up, British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor has been named as the recipient of the New York Philharmonic’s Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize. Royal Northern College of Music announced a new professional partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera. Also, Bob Shennan has been promoted to Director Of Radio, and will take responsibility of all BBC Radios, as well as the BBC Performing Groups, the BBC Proms, BBC Music and radio production.

International Piano Magazine

Benjamin Grosvenor receives inaugural NY Phil piano prize

Benjamin Grosvenor has been named as the inaugural recipient of the New York Philharmonic’s Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize.

Reuters UK

Former New Order musician, DJs mix classical and rave for new album

A classical orchestra playing club music alongside DJs may seem like an unlikely mix but former New Order bassist Peter Hook hopes to win over fans with a new album giving a somewhat different twist to rave tunes.

Early Music Today Magazine

OAE invites composers to write for the Night Shift

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is inviting composers to write for 18th century instruments to mark the tenth anniversary of its Night Shift series.

Music Teacher Magazine

RNCM announces partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has announced a new professional partnership with Peking University Academy of Opera (PKU).

Choir & Organ Magazine

Sing for Pleasure announces 2016/17 young conducting scholars

Sing for Pleasure has announced its young conducting scholars for 2016/17.

Music Business Worldwide

Bob Shennan Takes Responsibility For All BBC Radio With New Promotion

Bob Shennan, currently Controller of Radio 2, Asian Network and 6 Music and Director of BBC Music, has been promoted to Director Of Radio at the Beeb.

Broadwayworld

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Reunite with Pianist & Composer Fazil Say at Carnegie

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra reunites with Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, following a highly successful collaborative New York and European tour in 2015.

Klassik.com

Köln: Stadt will Straßenmusik verbieten

Straßenmusik und andere öffentliche Kleinkunst soll zukünftig rund um den Dom ganzjährig verboten sein. Das Verbot gilt zudem für den Einsatz von Lautsprechern und elektrischen Verstärkern bei Musikdarbietungen. Darüber hinaus sollen offensive Arten des Bettelns unterbunden werden.

Neue Musikzeitung

Insolventes Festspielhaus in Füssen beschäftigt Staatsanwaltschaft

Wie ein Sprecher der Behörde in Augsburg am Donnerstag mitteilte, ist dort ein Ermittlungsverfahren wegen des Verdachts auf Insolvenzverschleppung anhängig.

Kulturradio Rbb

Unbekanntes Kirchner-Bild entdeckt

Im Städel Museum Frankfurt ist ein bislang völlig unbekanntes Werk des Malers Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) aufgetaucht. Das expressionistische Gemälde zeigt eine Szene in einem Café und war auf denselben Rahmen gespannt wie das Bild “Schlittenfahrt im Schnee” – wurde von diesem aber verdeckt.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Happy birthday to the @RoundhouseLDN! Find out more about its history as a performing arts centre here: https://t.co/FTeBeMxZx4

Royal Philharmonic @rpoonline In 1969 @ElvisPresley released his No.1 hit song Suspicious Minds, listen now to our version: https://youtu.be/mZpcvaky0-E

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet An introduction to the music of Steve Reich: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/watch-ins … #ROHmcgregor

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Photo: Decca/Sophie Wright

(Written on October 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, first orchestral Facebook live-stream from San Francisco Symphony, 2016/17 Cambridge Classical Concert Series announced, Bolshoi Theatre’s modern take on Don Pasquale, Countertenor Brian Asawa dies aged 49 & ‘This is a Voice’ exhibition opens at Wellcome Collection, featuring work by Joan La Barbara, Imogen Stidworthy and more.

Cambridge News

Cambridge Classical Concert Series 2016-17 announced

Cambridge Live has just announced details of the 2016/17 Cambridge Classical Concert Series, its 30th anniversary season of outstanding concerts by world class soloists, orchestras and conductors taking place at Cambridge Corn Exchange from October 2016 to June 2017.

Gramophone

Countertenor Brian Asawa has died, aged 49

Asawa first became drawn to early music during his studies at UCLA, and in 1991, aged 25, became the first countertenor to win the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Classical Music Magazine

‘This is a Voice’ exhibition opens at Wellcome Collection

‘This is a Voice’ features daily ‘voicings’, live performances and demonstrations, paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects. It features work by Joan La Barbara, Imogen Stidworthy, Sam Belinfante, Enrico David, Meredith Monk, Marcus Coates, Anna Barham and Emma Smith.

Young singers aged 18–35 are invited to submit their entries for the John Kerr Award. First prize is worth £2,000, and second prize £1,000. The audience prize (£1,000), accompanist prize (£500) and individual song prizes for the best 17th-, 18th-, 19th- and 20th-/21st-century song will also be awarded.

Reuters

Bolshoi Theatre does a modern take on ‘Don Pasquale’ opera

Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre is bringing Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera “Don Pasquale,” which premiered in Paris in 1843, into modern times with a new production.

Pizzicato

Successful year 2015 for the Royal Philharmonic

In 2015, London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) performed 172 concerts in London, UK venues & abroad, reaching a combined audience in excess of 500,000.

Adaptistration

Improving the musician audition process

Before we dive too far into this rabbit hole of a topic, we should confirm that the apply-audition-award method that is the typical professional US orchestra process is perhaps best described as the “best bad option available.”

Klassik heute

San Francisco Symphony: Uraufführung per Live-Stream über „Facebook Live“

Das San Francisco Symphony (SFS) unter der Leitung seines Gastdirigenten Pablo Heras-Casado wird als erstes Symphonieorchester mithilfe der Live-Videostreaming-Funktion „Facebook Live“ eine Uraufführung weltweit und kostenlos live übertragen.

Kultur-Port

Staatsoper Hamburg: Opernereignisse, die Aufsehen erregen werden

Opernereignisse, die Aufsehen erregen werden – das verspricht ein Blick ins neue Programm der Staatsoper Hamburg für 2016/17, die zweite Saison unter der Leitung von Georges Delnon, Kent Nagano und dem weltweit in der Zahl seiner Dienstjahre unübertroffenen John Neumeier.

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Der Stolz des Staates

Hierzulande kämpfen Orchester ums Überleben – in Fernost erlebt die Klassik einen Boom

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Photograph: Cambridge News

(Written on April 20, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Shostakovich Festival in June focuses on GDR composer Hanns Eisler & Salzburg Easter Festival 2017 presents “Valkyrie” in the stage design of 1967. Also, from today on supermarket chain Sainsbury will sell LPs  for the first time since the 1980s & Outhere music group’s new application “Alpha Play” is playful dealing with classical music

Music Week

Sony deal means SoundCloud subscription service is on its way

One of the last major obstacles to SoundCloud’s much-touted subscription service has been removed, after the streaming platform finally signed a licensing deal with Sony Music.

The Strad

Clio Gould steps down as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster

The violinist was London’s first female symphony orchestra leader when appointed to the role 14 years ago

BBC News

Paul McCartney launches bid to Get Back his Beatles songs

Sir Paul McCartney has filed legal papers in the US, as part of an attempt to reclaim the publishing rights to The Beatles’ back catalogue.

The Independent

Sainsbury’s to sell vinyl records in 171 UK stores

Sainsbury’s has announced it’s going to be selling vinyl albums from Monday March 21.

New York Times

Boulez and Harnoncourt, So Different, Yet More Alike Than They Realized

It’s as if the postwar period itself had died. Within two months, Pierre Boulez and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the two avant-gardists who more than anyone in the last half-century redefined classical music, were gone.

NMZ

Schostakowitsch-Festival mit Eisler und Beethoven

Die Internationalen Schostakowitsch-Tage in Gohrisch (Sächsische Schweiz) weiten ihren Blick auf Zeitgenossen des russisch-sowjetischen Komponisten

Kleine Zeitung

Osterfestspiele Salzburg 2017: “Walküre” zum Jubiläum

Zu den Jubiläums-Osterfestspielen 2017 knüpfen Chefdirigent Christian Thielemann und Intendant Peter Ruzicka an die Tradition Karajans an und rekreieren Wagners “Walküre” in den Bühnenbildern von 1967

Pizzicato

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Photograph: APA/ Kleine Zeitung

Photograph: APA/ Kleine Zeitung

(Written on March 21, 2016 )

WildKat PR is delighted to introduce our newest client Hideko Udagawa. The renowned violinist has recently released a collection of unusual 18th century concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Nicholas Kraemer. This disc is particularly exciting since it includes three previously unheard world premieres recordings, which Hideko discovered herself.

Hideko has also released two other CDs since last spring, both receiving high praise from international critics – a Khachaturian recital disc with Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky and a re-issue of the Brahms/Bruch violin concertos with Sir Charles Mackerras and the London Symphony Orchestra.

This year also marks the re-release of Hideko’s recording of Glazunov’s Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Praised by critics for her passionate commitment, dazzling agility and refinement of taste, she has performed extensively across the globe in over thirty countries in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific with some of the world’s top orchestras and in international concert series.

We are very much looking forward to working with Hideko on her future releases and recitals. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates and also Hideko’s website.

Hideko Udagawa - Photo credit Sheila Rock

Photo credit: Sheila Rock

(Written on June 12, 2015 )