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In today’s news: a new musical based on the The Pogues music, and how sounds a 3D printed violin? 200th anniversary of the University of music and theatre Vienna and Woodstock Chamber Orchestra selects Jonathan Handman as conductor. The first Steinway shop opens in Paris.

The Daily Telegraph

The Wire creator David Simon is working on a new musical about The Pogues

The creator of hit US television drama The Wire has written a musical based around the music of The Pogues.

The Guardian

‘He can’t lie’: the uncompromising brilliance of Paddy Considine

He’s one of Britain’s bravest screen actors. Now Paddy Considine is making a high-stakes stage debut in The Ferryman.

The Strad

British cellist Olga Hegedus has died aged 96

The London-born musician was longtime co-principal cellist of the English Chamber Orchestra and a dedicated chamber performer.

Music Week

New UK Music Boss: I’ll target Brexit fix for biz

Incoming UK Music chief executive Michael Dugher has pledged to hit the ground running, as he believes the General Election and Brexit negotiations offer crucial opportunities for the music biz to put its case to Government.

Classic FM

This is what a 3D-printed Stradivarius copy sounds like

The advent of 3D printing has led to some bizarre and exciting developments in instrument manufacture – but this exceptionally faithful recreation of a Stradivarius violin is possibly the most interesting yet.

Classical Music Magazine

Murray Perahia becomes patron of the Leeds

Murray Perahia is to become the Leeds International Piano Competition’s new patron

Concerti

200 Jahre für die Kultur

Die Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien feiert ihr 200-jähriges bestehen. Deutschlandfunk porträtiert die Geschichte der renommierten Hochschule in der Sendung Musikszene

Pizzicato

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra Picks Jonathan Handman As Music Director

Jonathan Handman has been named Music Director of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Handman was chosen by the orchestra’s Search committee, which had to evaluate four 4 candidates for the post.

Codex Flores

Human Rights Orchestra spielt für Menschenrechte

Kommenden Montag (8. Mai) präsentiert das Human Rights Orchestra (HRO) im Luzerner KKL ein Benefizkonzert für Menschenrechts-Projekte im Kongo und in Bolivien.

First Coast news

Music director forced to retire from Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra spring concert is just two weeks away. This past weekend, the organization sent a letter to parents and students stating that their music director of more than two decades, Scott Greg, is retiring.

Le Monde

Nouvelle partition pour Steinway

Le mythique facteur de pianos, racheté en  2013 par le fonds spéculatif Paulson & Co, ouvre sa première boutique française cette semaine à Paris. Signe d’une ambition retrouvée.

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Assemblage d’un piano Steinway dans les ateliers de Hambourg. STEINWAY

 

 

 

(Written on May 3, 2017 )

The Academy of Ancient Music, the world-renowned period instrument orchestra and choir, has appointed Alexander Van Ingen as its new Chief Executive.

Alexander joins from Decca Classics where he was an Executive Producer in charge of Artists and Repertoire. At Decca, Alexander worked on some of the label’s best-selling classical albums of recent years with Nicola Benedetti, Voces8 and the Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral; operatic recordings from Baroque opera premieres to ‘Simon Boccanegra’; projects with new composers such as Ola Gjeilo and Rebecca Dale; award-winning albums with Alisa Weilerstein and Benjamin Grosvenor; and the digital work of artists such as Valentina Lisitsa and Janine Jansen. Alexander has created and managed several major classical music events including collaborations with the iTunes Festival, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. With the Bowerman Charitable Trust, Alexander founded Champs Hill Records to champion the work of new artists, a label that won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2014.

Alexander said: ‘The Academy of Ancient Music boasts an enviable reputation for its energy and enthusiasm, and a proud legacy of popularising period performance. I am very pleased to be working with Richard Egarr and the players and singers of the Academy of Ancient Music to develop the orchestra’s audience reach, along with their outreach and participation programmes. The AAM’s ambitious and fresh music-making is infectious, and I am greatly looking forward to this exciting new role.’

Richard Egarr, Music Director, commented: ‘We are all very excited to be working with Alex, one of the true movers and shakers working in classical music today. The AAM will grow under his leadership and we look forward to many years ahead.’

Terence Sinclair, Chairman of the Academy of Ancient Music, said: ‘The Academy is entering a very exciting phase. We recently announced the appointment of our first Hogwood Fellow, Robert Levin, and our collaboration with The Grange Festival, whose inaugural season opens this summer. We are thrilled that Alex will bring to the AAM his ideas, musicianship, and commitment to new audiences.’

Alexander was previously a client with WildKat, and so we are especially delighted with this news, and look forward to working with Alexander in the coming months.

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Image: Alexander Van Ingen

(Written on February 28, 2017 )

 

In today’s Classical News, the London Festival of Baroque Music is to lose its artistic director and festival manager, and an ABO report finds orchestras are playing more, but losing income on all fronts.  Classic FM announces celebrations for its 25th birthday, and musical La La Land leads Oscar nominations with 14.  The President of the New York Philharmonic is to step down, leaving uncertainty regarding renovation projects, and composer Veljo Tormis has died, aged 86.  All over the world today, people celebrate Robert Burns, Scotland’s Bard.

Rhinegold

LFBM to lose artistic director and festival manager

Lindsay Kemp and Lucy Bending are to step down as artistic director and festival manager of the London Festival of Baroque Music (LFBM) at the end of the 2017 event.

Orchestras perform more but earn less, report finds

A new report has found that Britain’s orchestras are reaching more people through concerts and youth engagement, but are losing income on all fronts.

Classic FM

Classic FM celebrate 25th birthday

Classic FM will celebrate its 25th birthday year with a composition competition, the world’s first ever dedicated video game music show and the relaunch of ClassicFM.com. And much, much more…

La La Land leads the way in Oscar nominations, including best soundtrack

La La Land has equalled the all-time record for Oscar nominations, with nods in 14 categories in the 2017 Academy Awards, including Best Original Soundtrack.

BBC Music Magazine

Five of the best… settings of Robert Burns poems

Born in Ayrshire on 25 January 1759, Robert Burns (or ‘Rabbie Burns’ to many) enjoys an iconic status as Scotland’s national poet. Best known to most people as the writer of Auld Lang Syne – surely the most regularly misquoted poem in history (there should be no ‘the sake of’ in there) – his work can be cuttingly satirical, lyrical and romantic or just really rather charming.

Der Tagesspiegel

Nachfolger von Barbara Kasseler 

Ulrich Khuon wird Präsident des Deutschen Bühnenvereins

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Estnischer Komponist wurde 86 Jahre alt

Komponist Veljo Tormis gestorben

Fono Forum

Ehrung für zu Guttenberg

Enoch zu Guttenberg und die Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern werden mit dem Rheingau Musik Preis 2017 ausgezeichnet. Das Preisgeld (10.000 Euro) wird vom Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst zur Verfügung gestellt.

El País

De YouTube a la Filarmónica de Berlín

A Arturo Cardelús le encargó obra un solista de la orquesta tras ver su vídeo en la Red

The New York Times

New York Philharmonic President to Step Down

A much-anticipated, long-delayed cultural megaproject — the gut renovation of David Geffen Hall, the New York Philharmonic’s home at Lincoln Center — is facing new uncertainty. 

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Music History @today_classical  in 1909 FP of Richard ‘ opera Elektra at the Hofoper in Dresden.

Classical Music News  @ClassicalMusic The Gesualdo Six launches crowdfunding project for first recording

Philharmonic Society @RoyalPhilSoc HAPPY BIRTHDAY to US! – a sprightly 204 today! 1813

Photograph: La La Land

(Written on January 25, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Royal Philharmonic Society announced a new award, Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award. Nevill Holt Opera is the winner for the best festival and event in 2016. Blake Pouliot, 22 years old Canadian violinist, has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Manulife Strings Competition. Also, the finalists of International Classical Music Awards 2017 has been announced.

Classical Music Magazine

RPS announces new chamber award

The Royal Philharmonic Society has announced a new award for emerging, UK-based chamber ensembles. Winners of the RPS Henderson Chamber Ensemble Award will receive £5,000 to develop performance opportunities.

Opera Now Magazine

Nevill Holt wins best festival award

Nevill Holt Opera won the prize for best festival and event 2016 at the Leicester and Leicestershire Tourism Awards.

Grange Festival site to be restored to Arcadian design

Landscape architect Kim Wilkie has been commissioned to restore Hampshire’s Grange Park to its original 18th century Arcadian design in time for the Grange Festival’s inaugural season.

The Violin Channel

Prizes Awarded at Canada’s Montreal Symphony String Competition

22 year old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Manulife Strings Competition.

Pizzicato

ICMA Announces Finalists For 2017

The ICMA Jury is progressing in the voting procedures for the Audio and Video Awards 2017.

mdr.de

Bob Dylan lässt danken

Bob Dylan will bei der Verleihung des Literaturnobelpreises eine Rede verlesen lassen. Sängerin Patti Smith werde außerdem am Tag der Preisübergabe (10. Dezember) Dylans Song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” in Stockholm singen.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Popförderung in Deutschland

Der Bundestag hat ein großes Maßnahmenpaket zur Förderung von Rock, Pop und Jazz beschlossen. Doch davon profitieren vor allem die sogenannten Leuchttürme, etablierte Veranstaltungen wie das Reeperbahnfestival. Kleinere Clubs gehen hingegen oft leer aus.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Spanischer Opernsänger Startenor José Carreras wird 70 Jahre alt

Luciano Pavarotti empfand sein Timbre als das schönste aller Tenöre nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg: José Carreras wird 70. Sein Resümee nach 46 Opernjahren: “It was a lot of fun.”

Welt

Spotify-Daten: Weihnachtsmusik überall, so schnell kam es über uns

Weihnachten beginnt bei Spotify jedes Jahr am 19. November – dann stellen sie nämlich in Browse die Rubrik „Weihnachten“ live. Die Nutzungsdaten, die der Musikdienst aus diesen Streams herausbekommt, zeigen uns, wie der Weihnachtskonsum bei den Hörern anstieg.

20 Minutes

Ventes de manuscrits originaux de Dylan et Clapton

Des manuscrits originaux de Bob Dylan et Eric Clapton vont être mis aux enchères le 10 décembre par la maison Sotheby’s lors d’une vente à New York qui comprendra également des objets ayant appartenu aux Beatles et à Elvis Presley.

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3sat Kulturzeit @kulturzeit Jochen Sandig wird Intendant der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. http://www.3sat.de/?190260

The Violin Channel @violinchannel ow.ly/8QYA306PZBH MANIC MONDAY | Nielsen International Flute Competition’s ‘Surprise Visitor’ [VIDEO]

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1956 Birth of Polish #pianist Krystian #ZIMERMAN #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

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Photo: Rhinegold Publishing/ Nevill Holt

(Written on December 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy, Martha Argerich becomes the 101st recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, and BBC Proms Australia 2016 is announced. Also, Wigglesworth declares that the ‘ENO must stay at the Coliseum’

Classical Music Magazine

Inaugural BBC Proms Australia announced

The BBC Proms will be exported outside the UK for the first time in 2016

The Telegraph

Mark Wigglesworth: ‘ENO must stay at the Coliseum’

Mark Wigglesworth’s five-year term as Music Director of English National Opera got off to a splendid start in September with a new production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

The Guardian

Wynton Marsalis: trumpeting controversial ideas of classicism

The talented jazz trumpeter-composer champions what many see as a regressive kind of conservatism. His new violin concerto is premiered tonight by Nicola Benedetti at the Barbican; are his forays into classical music further betraying the jazz cause?

BBC Music Magazine

Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy

A new report from UK Music reveals the growing strength of the music industry

Gramophone

Martha Argerich awarded Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal

Argerich becomes the 101st recipient of the award

BBC Music Magazine

Barenboim on Beethoven

Daniel Barenboim on his relationship with Beethoven’s music

Die Welt

Soll ein Künstler eine politische Meinung haben?

Gustavo Dudamel möchte sich nicht politisch äußern, dirigiert aber auf staatlichen Veranstaltungen in Venezuela, die ein korruptes Regime stützen. Jetzt dirigiert er Mozarts “Figaro” in Berlin

Pizzicato 

‘Musikzentrum’ in Bochum im Zeitplan

Das ‘Musikzentrum’ am Marienplatz in Bochum ist am Werden. Um die Marienkirche, gebaut Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, entsteht ein Neubau mit kleinem und großem Konzertsaal, die neue Heimat der Bochumer Symphoniker

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BYP

Das Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic (BYP) öffnet seine Pforten für die nächste Generation junger Musikstudenten: Rund 500 junge Musiker aus der gesamten Ostseeregion haben sich für die Ausbildungsprogramme und Touren des multinationalen Orchesters im Jahr 2016 beworben

El Pais

Adolphe Sax, padre del saxofón

Creador y obra protagonizan el último doodle, por el aniversario del nacimiento del creador y inventor, Adolphe Sax

El Mundo

La JORCAM acerca la música a todos los públicos con un ciclo de 29 conciertos

Los Teatro de Canal y la Joven Orquesta y Coro de la Comunidad de Madrid (JORCAM) han presentado la nueva temporada de Ciclo Ibercaja de música

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PRS FoundationOur Director blogs on the & the changing dynamics of the industry

AURORA:I sung Half The World Away for the Xmas ad this year!!! 

BBC Music Magazine : Remember remember the 5th of November. Here are 6 of the best pieces inspired by fire…

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Music makes £4.1 billion for UK economy/BBC Music Magazine

(Written on November 6, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Le Monde reports on musician Dominique Vellard and the free tempo of medieval music and The Telegraph announces that Vaughan William’s lost masterpiece “Sancta Civitas” will be played at the Proms. Also, an interview with basso buffo Paolo Bordogna and the opening of the Moscow Philharmonic is planned for 2018.

The Times

Daniil Trifonov: meet your Prom date — Russia’s new piano dynamo

The finest young pianist in the world is playing not one but two concertos in a night at the Albert Hall, he tells Richard Morrison

The Telegraph

Ralph Vaughan Williams’s lost masterpiece

Ninety years after it was written, the English composer’s Sancta Civitas is getting its Proms debut

The Strad

Violinist Itzhak Perlman on conquering performance nerves

‘Know your enemy,’ says The Strad’s August 2015 issue cover star

Classical Music Magazine

Survey shows significant increase in legal downloads

A new survey has revealed that there has been an increase of more than 10% in legal downloads and streaming since 2013.

RPS announces new grants and commissions

The Royal Philharmonic Society has announced a number of new grants and commissions for young performers and composers. A total of £65k will be awarded to musicians at the start of professional careers for 2015/16.

Pizzicato

Moskauer Philharmonie soll 2018 eröffnet werden

In Moskau gibt es in bester Lage, nicht weit vom Kreml entfernt, eine riesige Brache, wo früher das Hotel ‘Rossiya’ stand, das vor einigen Jahren abgerissen wurde. Dort soll die neue Moskauer Philharmonie entstehen. Im Auftrag von Präsident Putin koordiniert Valery Gergiev den Bau, der in einem Park entstehen soll.

Opernnetz

Leichtigkeit und Spaß auf der Bühne

Paolo Bordogna gilt als der Basso buffo unserer Tage und ist mittlerweile an den internationalen Tophäusern und bei Festivals regelmäßiger Gast sei es an der Mailänder Scala, der Bayerischen Staatsoper, der Washington National Opera oder der Oper Sydney.

Codex Flores

Milica Djordjević erhält Belmont-Preis 2015

Die junge serbische Komponistin Milica Djordjević ist mit dem mit 20’000 Euro dotierten Belmont-Preis 2015 für zeitgenössische Musik der Forberg-Schneider-Stiftung ausgezeichnet worden.

Le Monde

Dominique Vellard explore le temps élastique de la musique médiévale

Dominique Vellard est un homme simple, de culture savante. Depuis la création de son Ensemble Gilles Binchois en 1979, il est l’une des figures de proue de l’interprétation des répertoires anciens des musiques du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance.

The New York Times

Howard Rumsey, Musician Who Invigorated West Coast Jazz Scene, Dies at 97

Howard Rumsey, the jazz bassist and entrepreneur who as leader of the Lighthouse All-Stars helped popularize the notion of a progressive West Coast jazz scene in the 1950s, died on July 15 in Newport Beach, Calif. He was 97.

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Berlin Philharmonic @BerlinPhil: Discover legendary recordings in our archive at

klassik.com: Alexander empfängt Pro Arte Europapreis 2015

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Photo credit: Howard Rumsey Collection, Los Angeles Jazz Institute Archive

(Written on July 27, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Berlin Philharmonic will vote in secret for Sir Simon Rattle’s replacement. Nicola Benedetti explains that all children should have the chance to be exposed to classical music. In UK election news David Cameron has appointed John Whittingdale as the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Elsewhere, the BBC Performing Arts Fund will close in March 2016 and comedian and presenter of the BBC TV quiz ‘Pointless’ Alexander Armstrong will record his debut album. Also, Roger E. Boggasch has died aged 50 and composer Mary Kouyoumdjian is interviewed for I Care If You Listen.

Telegraph

Expose children to classical music whether they like it or not, says Nicola Benedetti

All children should have the chance to be exposed to classical music, even if they’d rather play video games, Nicola Benedetti says

Independent

Berlin Philharmonic musicians vote in secret on Simon Rattle’s replacement

The classical music world’s equivalent of a papal election takes place this Monday, as the musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra go into their secret conclave to elect a successor to their British artistic director, Sir Simon Rattle.

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Performing Arts Fund to close March 2016

The BBC Performing Arts Fund will close at the end of March 2016, but will award 17 final grants.

Gramophone

Alexander Armstrong to record debut classical album as a baritone

The comedian and presenter of the BBC TV quiz ‘Pointless’ is a former choral scholar

Die Zeit

Das Maestro-Syndrom

Wenn die Berliner Philharmoniker am 11. Mai einen neuen Chefdirigenten wählen, werden die Grenzen zwischen Musik und Markt neu ausgelotet. Wer tritt in die Fußstapfen von Karajan, Abbado und Simon Rattle? Eine Reise zu den fünf wichtigsten Kandidaten

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Der Welt entfliehen

Die Berliner Philharmoniker wählen einen neuen Chefdirigenten – und nicht nur die einzelnen Kandidaten stellen sie vor Herausforderungen. Warum die klassische Musikszene nicht mehr verstehen, sondern nur noch fühlen will.

Kleine Zeitung

Innsbrucker Operndirektor Boggasch verstorben

Der Innsbrucker Operndirektor Roger E. Boggasch ist tot. Er erlag im 50. Lebensjahr einem schweren Leiden, teilte das Tiroler Landestheater am Sonntag mit. Der Regisseur, Komponist und Entertainer Boggasch war seit der Spielzeit 2012/13 als Operndirektor am Landestheater engagiert.

Le Monde

Ulysse n’a pas encore quitté les rivages d’Ithaque que les prétendants rêvent déjà de bander l’arc.

I Care I You Listen

5 Questions to Mary Kouyoumdjian (composer)

Composer Mary Kouyoumdjian has just returned from Armenia where she joined in the observance of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, which included a concert at which her Silent Cranes received its world premiere by the Kronos Quartet, presented by the Yerevan Perspectives 16th International Music Festival.

Twitter

David Cameron @David_Cameron: I have appointed John Whittingdale as the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

klassik.com @klassikcom: Goldmedaille der Royal Philharmonic Society für Antonio #Pappano #Musikpreis http://klassik.com/?1A3mB

Garry Owen @owen_garry: Should every child be exposed to classical music? That’s one question on #tarorpost today @Telegraph

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: Some good news: the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has raised $26m, allowing the ensemble to return to its full sizehttp://www.classicalmusicmagazine.org/listings/#cincinnati-campaign …

 

Bis 2018 wird Simon Rattle die Berliner Philharmoniker noch leiten – dann geht er nach London.  |  © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Bis 2018 wird Simon Rattle die Berliner Philharmoniker noch leiten – dann geht er nach London. | © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

(Written on May 11, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Ivan Hewett, having been to the Royal Philharmonic Awards on Tuesday Night, says that classical music is getting hipper. Also, today the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are releasing a free video stream of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony to mark the anniversary of the piece’s premiere in Vienna in 1824. Also, Radio 3 and RPS have commissioned a 10 minute chamber work for BBC New Generation Artists. Elsewhere, American violinist Allan Nilles is to join the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from the San Diego Symphony.

The Telegraph

Royal Philharmonic Awards, The Brewery: ‘classical music is getting hipper’

Ivan Hewett reports from the Royal Philharmonic Awards

BBC Music Magazine

Chicago Symphony Orchestra release free video stream of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

The CSO’s performance of Beethoven’s masterpiece is to be streamed free over the internet

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 and RPS commission works for New Generation Artists

Composers including Jonathan Dove and Matthias Pintscher have been commissioned to write a 10-minute chamber piece for a BBC New Generation Artist. The pieces will be broadcast on Radio 3.

The Strad

American violist Allan Nilles joins Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The musician was formerly a member of the San Diego Symphony

Queen Elisabeth Competition 2015 announces jury

The Brussels event is this year devoted to the violin

Der Tagesspiegel

Erfahrung und Neugierde

Am 11. Mai wählen die Berliner Philharmoniker ihren neuen Chef. Bis zum 10. Mai stellen wir täglich einen Kandidaten vor. Heute: Riccardo Chailly

Berliner Morgenpost

Abgeordnetenhaus nimmt die Staatsoper unter die Lupe

Im Skandal um die verzögerte und immer teurere Fertigstellung der Staatsoper wird jetzt ein Untersuchungsausschuss tätig. Die Fertigstellung wird wohl erst im Jahr 17 stattfinden – 2017.

The New York Times

Berlin Philharmonic Prepares to Vote on New Chief Conductor

When they gather for their conclave on Monday, the 124 eminent electors will be asked to surrender their cellphones.

ArtsJournal

Yannick Nézet-Séguin To Leave Rotterdam Philharmonic Post In 2018

“The Rotterdam Philharmonic said on Tuesday that its principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin will step down in 2018, his tenth year on the job.

Twitter

Elizabeth Harper ‏@Elizabe94503264 : Looking forward to our lunctime archive talk today in the @RoyalAlbertHall Elgar Room about influential women

Malan Wilkinson ‏@pianistcentral : A must read! James Rhodes: The concert pianist on mental illness and opening up about sexual abuse http://ow.ly/MDmC2 

Opera North ‏@Opera_North : Head to @Howard_Assembly to experience the NEW opera #TheVirtuesofThings on 15 May! #newmusic https://twitter.com/Howard_Assembly/status/596241860286349312 …

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Photo: CC BY 2.0

 

(Written on May 7, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards have been announced with nods to English National Opera and the Southbank Centre. Burak Arslan, Luca Beisel and Johannes Weidner have been announced as the first winners of the Noted Innovation Fellowship. Also, read about the new classical music community that is growing along the East Coast of America.

Guardian

English National Opera gets RPS award boost

Company currently in special funding measures wins opera and music theatre category at prestigious awards for ‘consistently outstanding work’

Telegraph

Google Doodle celebrates piano inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori’s 360th birthday

Italian invented hammer and keys mechanism to create loud and quiet notes

Classical Music Magazine

First winners of Noted Innovation Fellowship announced

Burak Arslan, Luca Beisel and Johannes Weidner have been announced as the winners of the first Noted Innovation Fellowship.

RPS Music Awards winners announced

The winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards were announced last night in a ceremony held in The Brewery, City of London.

Sinfini

Groupmuse USA

In many ways, it was like any other gathering in a New York apartment on a Saturday night: hip décor, copious amounts of wine, attractive strangers making conversation… And then a string quartet busted out the first movement of Beethoven’s first string quartet.

Die Welt

Verschont uns mit Mozarts flachen Fäkal-Witzchen!

Das Berliner Konzerthaus will mehr junge Leute für klassische Musik gewinnen – und wirbt mit Slogans wie “Scheiß ins Bett dass’ kracht” für einen “Mozart-Marathon”. Warum das ein Griff ins Klo ist.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der griechische Renaissance-Punk

Am 11. Mai wählen die Berliner Philharmoniker ihren neuen Chef. Bis zum 10. Mai stellen wir Ihnen täglich einen der Kandidaten vor. Heute: Teodor Currentzis.

pizzicato

Orlando Philharmonic Announced New Music Director Eric Jacobsen

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announced American conductor and cellist Eric Jacobsen as its new Music Director.

klassik.com

Deutscher Kulturrat spricht sich gegen Gesetz zur Tarifeinheit aus

Der Deutsche Kulturrat hat sich in einer Stellungnahme gegen das geplante Gesetz zur Tarifeinheit ausgesprochen.

Classicalite

Travel Channel’s ‘Mysteries at the Museum’ Investigates Carnegie Hall Theft of Bronisław Huberman’s Stradivarius Violin

In one of our favorite episodes yet, The Travel Channel’s docu-drama Mysteries at the Museum recently featured the archive and research room at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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BBC News (World) ‏@BBCWorld: Is pop music starting to sound the same? Scientists have analysed how pop music has evolved in past 50 years http://bbc.in/1Pola1H 

Q Magazine ‏@QMagazine: Guest Column – Musicians don’t need to be political… but don’t discourage your fans from voting http://www.qthemusic.com/9885/guest-column-musicians-dont-need-to-be-political-but-dont-discourage-your-fans-from-voting/ …

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3: Musical Challenge time now on #EssentialClassics Can you work out the two pieces which are in ‘imperfect harmony’? http://bit.ly/1IMlg3e 

ENO RPSAndrew Shore and Gwyn Hughes Jones in ENO’s The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

(Written on May 6, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Bryn Terfel, Sarah Kane and the chance to prom: the Royal Opera House’s 2015-16 season

A wide-ranging slate of productions include a new production of Orphée et Eurydice, Katie Mitchell directing Lucia di Lammermoor, Placido Domingo’s Nabucco and four brand-new ballets

Alan Gilbert: Orchestras in the 21st Century – a new paradigm

Read an edited version of Alan Gilbert’s 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture

The Times

Royal Opera House boss Alex Beard on a risky new season

If Alex Beard had a broad smile when he launched the Royal Opera House’s new season yesterday, he had good cause.

The Telegraph

Day of reckoning for the Royal Opera

The latest season of productions at the Royal Opera House could be make or break for director Kasper Holten, says Rupert Christiansen

The Strad

German musical instrument sales increase despite decline in string sector

The figures from the Society of Music Merchants record a seven percent increase in 2014

pizzicato

Findungskommission soll neuen Leipziger Thomaskantor suchen

Unter dem Vorsitz des Leipziger Oberbürgermeisters Burkhard Jung hat sich eine Findungskommission zur Nachfolge im vakant gewordenen Amt des Thomaskantors konstituiert.

klassik.com

Intendant Martin Engstroem erhält Schostakowitsch-Preis

Der Leiter und Begründer des Verbier Festivals, Martin Engstroem, erhält den diesjährigen Schostakowitsch-Preis des Yuri Bashmet International Charity Fund. Die Auszeichnung in Form einer kleinen Statue ist mit 25.000 US-Dollar (etwa 23.580 Euro) dotiert.

Arbeitsstipendium des Archivs Frau und Musik für Manuela Kerer

Das internationale Arbeitsstipendium für Komponistinnen “Composer in Residence – Komponistinnen nach Frankfurt” geht in diesem Jahr an Manuela Kerer.

Le Monde

A Radio France, les orchestres s’accordent contre les critiques

Pointés du doigt par la Cour des comptes pour leur coût en période de crise à la Maison de la radio, le « National » et le « Philhar », les deux orchestres de Radio France, redoutent les conséquences du projet stratégique du PDG, Mathieu Gallet.

BroadwayWorld.com

Cincinnati Symphony Welcomes AZ Opera’s Keitaro Harada as Associate Conductor

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announced that Keitaro Harada will join the CSO staff as Associate Conductor beginning in September 2015.

Twitter

Women in Film & TV ‏@WFTV_UK : Composer and WFTV member @thelaurarossi will be perfoming her live score to Jane Shore at @BFI this Fri. Book now: http://ow.ly/LB5Fk 

London Philharmonic ‏@LPOrchestra : Are you an aspiring professional musician? Our Foyle Future Firsts Development Programme is now open for applications!http://bit.ly/1koQLle 

Gramophone ‏@GramophoneMag : Latest news: @marinalsop renews contract with São Paulo Symphony Orchestra @osesp http://bit.ly/1Hwqr6Q 

ROH Stage 16th April 2015 The Royal Opera House stage. Photo: Will Pearson/ROH 

(Written on April 16, 2015 )