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In today’s news: Further success for the performers of the Royal Wedding, Kyle Albertson flies cross-state 6 hours before show to save the Dallas Symphony, a study of Stradivarius violins revealed voice-like acoustics, Antonio Mendez appointed conductor of Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, and two opera singers receive important awards from the country Azerbaijan.

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Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is now a chart-topper

The Royal Wedding cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has shot to the top of the US iTunes pop chart with his album ‘Inspiration’.

BBC News

Royal wedding 2018: The story behind the music

The couple hand-selected the music to accompany the ceremony, which ranged from gospel to traditional hymns.

Financial Times

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Gražinytė-Tyla, Carnegie Hall, New York — a conductor to watch

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is probably the most talked-about young conductor around, regardless of gender, yet she is relatively unknown in New York.

Opera Wire

Kyle Albertson Makes Heroic Role Debut At The Dallas Symphony

Kyle Albertson flew from San Fransisco to Dallas 6 hours before the show to replaceMatthias Goerne in a highly anticipated performance of Wagner’s “Die Walküre.”

The Times

Stradivarius violins really do match a sweet voice

A study of the acoustics of antique violins found that they have remarkable similarities to the acoustics of human singers, especially the violins of Antonio Stradivari.

PlayStation Life Style 

Music From PlayStation Games Will Echo at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by the City of London Choir is going to perform several soundtracks from a variety of PlayStation games.

Observer

Opera House presents ‘Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing,” a new cinematic profile of the beloved artist, as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series.

The New York Times

BAM’s Outgoing Leader Announces His Final Next Wave Festival

he Brooklyn Academy of Music on Monday unveiled the lineup of the final Next Wave Festival to be overseen by Joseph V. Melillo, the institution’s executive producer.

Pizzicato

Tenerife Symphony hires Antonio Mendez as Principal Conductor

Spanish conductor Antonio Mendez (*1984, Palma de Mallorca) has been appointed principal conductor of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra from the 2018-2019 season. His contract is signed for three years.

Die Zeit

Metropolitan Opera reicht Klage wegen Missbrauchs ein

Nach einer internen Untersuchung zieht die New Yorker Met gegen ihren früheren Chefdirigenten James Levine vor Gericht: Er habe sieben Männer sexuell missbraucht.

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Auszeichnung für Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov

Die beiden Opernsänger Anna Netrebko und Yusif Eyvazov haben zwei wichtige Auszeichnungen des Landes Aserbaidschan erhalten.

BR Klassik

Menschenfreund und Grenzüberschreiter

Dieter Schnebel – evangelischer Pfarrer, Pädagoge, Musikwissenschaftler, poetischer Philosoph und Visionär, vor allem aber: unkonventioneller Komponist und Grenzüberschreiter. Eine der wichtigsten deutschen Künstlerpersönlichkeiten des 20. Jahrhunderts ist am Sonntag im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben.

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Kyle Albertson steps in at Dallas Symphony © OperaWire

(Written on May 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: Kenneh-Mason praised for Royal wedding performance, US choir’s debut UK tour, Verdi letters seized by Italian government, National Concert Hall gets revamp, Dai Fujikura’s “Solaris” includes robots, the Augsburg City Theatre to be converted into a state theatre, and Pianist See Siang Wong wins cooking show.

Classical Music 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’, Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’ and Maria Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne at the royal wedding on 19 May.

The City Choir of Washington to make debut UK tour

The City Choir of Washington will perform at venues in London, Oxford, Gloucester and Ely in July 2018.

The Times

‘Damaged’ Verdi letters seized from descendants

Hundreds of letters written by the composer Giuseppe Verdi have been seized by the Italian government from his heirs amid claims that some have gone missing or been damaged by damp.

National Concert Hall chief Simon Taylor hopes its €78m revamp hits a high note

The National Concert Hall is being transformed by a €78m investment – and boss Simon Taylor hopes the audience will be too.

NME

Manchester Orchestra pay tribute to Scott Hutchison with Frightened Rabbit cover

Atlanta band and close-friends of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, Manchester Orchestra have paid tribute to the passing of the singer-songwriter with a cover of ‘My Backwards Walk’.

Opera Wire

50th Anniversary of Tullio Serafin’s Death To Get Major Celebration

To mark the 50th anniversary of his death the “Archivio storico Tullio Serafin” is coordinating a series of events to raise awareness of the Maestro’s contribution to the world of music.

Musik Heute

Metropolitan Opera verklagt Levine wegen Rufschädigung

New York – Im Streit zwischen der New Yorker Metropolitan Oper und ihrem entlassenen Star-Dirigenten James Levine fordern beiden Seiten Schadenersatz in Millionenhöhe.

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Keine Lösung im Weltraum-Theater – Deutsche Erstaufführung von Dai Fujikuras „Solaris“ in Augsburg

Bald werden sie im Alltag um uns sein: Roboter mit rasant lernender künstlicher Intelligenz und einem Aussehen nach Wunsch, Lust und Laune. Nun wagte das Theater Augsburg die in Paris uraufgeführte „Solaris“-Vertonung des Japaners Dai Fujikuras.

Augsburger Theater wird nach Nürnberger Modell zum Staatstheater

Das Augsburger Stadttheater soll nach dem bereits in Nürnberg angewandten Stiftungsmodell in ein Staatstheater umgewandelt werden.

Kassik.com

Pianist See Siang Wong gewinnt Schweizer TV-Kochshow

Der Pianist See Siang Wong (39) hat die sechste Staffel der schweizerischen Kochshow “SRF bi de Lüt Männerküche” gewonnen. Im Finale kochte er für die Jury ein asiatisches Menü, bei dem vor allem sein Laksa-Fisch im Bananenblatt und sein Beef Rendang überzeugen konnten.

BR Klassik 

 Leoš Janáček: “Aus Einem Totenhous”

Das ist der Handlungsgang der dreiaktigen, wegen ihrer Kürze in der Regel ohne Pause gespielten Oper “Aus einem Totenhaus” von Leoš Janáček. Die Vorlage lieferte Dostojewski (1860), die Vertonung fand erst nach Janáčeks Tod auf eine Bühne in Brünn/Brno.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 21, 2018 )

In todays news: Game of Thrones soundtrack becomes a live show, studies show music is good for the heart, BBC Radio 3 & 4 compete for morning audiences, Sarah Connolly’s take on opera’s “ridiculous” harassment anxiety, Oldenburger Staatstheater relocates to a tent, a new concert hall in Munich Werksviertel has been approved, and Bachfest Leipzig gets new director.

The Times

Music to slay dragons by: the Game of Thrones experience

The show’s composer Ramin Djawadi tells us how his soundtrack has become a live show.

The Guardian 

Radio 3 is winning the breakfast battle with Radio 4 – but the war is not won

The classical music station’s morning programme has seen an 11% rise in listeners, but it must be bolder and broader if it wants to attract new listeners elsewhere.

Classical-music 

Royal Wedding 2018: Who is performing at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding?

What to expect from the music at this year’s most talked-about wedding

Harvard Health

Tuning in: How music may affect your heart

Listening to music may boost exercise ability, ease stress and anxiety, and enhance recovery from strokes.

The Telegraph

Sarah Connolly on opera’s ‘ridiculous’ harassment anxiety and working with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones

Rupert Christiansen interviews mezzo-Soprano, Sarah Connolly.

Broadway World

Five Musicians to Receive Ford Musician Awards From League of American Orchestras

Five orchestra musicians will receive Ford Musician Awards for Excellence in Community Service from the League of American Orchestras at the League’s 73rd National Conference in Chicago.

The New York Times

15 Classical Music Festivals to See This Summer

From Bernstein centennials at Tanglewood to Mahler in the desert, concerts across the country you don’t want to miss this season.

Pizzicato

Cleveland Institute of Music to launch most diverse class in school history

Cleveland Institute of Music will welcome 162 of the world’s most talented classical music students into its inaugural class of the new Minority Artist Fellowship programme for African-American and Latino students.

nmz

Google startet neuen Musikdienst bei YouTube

Google macht einen neuen Anlauf im Musik-Streaming, diesmal unter der Marke der Videoplattform YouTube. Der neue Dienst YouTube Music wird Zugang zu Songs und Musikvideos bieten. Neben einer werbefinanzierten Gratis-Variante gibt es ein Abo-Modell ohne Anzeigen, das auch Downloads erlaubt.

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Oldenburger Staatstheater zieht in Zirkuszelt

Aufgrund von Bauarbeiten zur Verbesserung des Brandschutzes am Großen Haus zieht das Staatstheater Oldenburg bis Anfang Juli in ein Zirkuszelt am Hafen um. Das Zelt verfügt über 1.000 Sitzplätze, fast doppelt so viele wie im großen Haus. Mehr als 40 Vorstellungen soll das Ausweichquartier in dieser Zeit beherbergen.

BR Klassik

Neues Konzerthaus München Grünes Licht für Vertrag mit Architekturbüro

Mit dem neuen Konzerthaus im Münchener Werksviertel geht es voran: Der Haushaltsausschuss des Bayerischen Landtags hat den Weg frei gemacht für eine Auftragsvergabe an die Sieger des Architekturwettbewerbs, das Büro Cukrowicz Nachbaur aus Bregenz.

Musik Heute

Der Musikwissenschaftler Michael Maul wird neuer Intendant des Bachfestes Le

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A live concert spin-off from Game of Thrones will feature a 20-strong choir and 40-odd-piece orchestra © The Times

(Written on May 18, 2018 )

In today’s news: 16-year-old pianist wins BBC Young Musician 2018, BBC Philharmonic invites audiences to keep their phones on, forgotten suffragette is remembered in musical, Leonard Bernstein is remembered by Wachholtz Verlag in book, and Samuel Hasselhorn wins Queen Elizabeth competition in Belgium.

Classical Music 

Pianist Lauren Zhang wins BBC Young Musician 2018

16-year-old pianist Lauren Zhang has been crowned BBC Young Musician 2018.

BBC Philharmonic invites audiences to keep their phones on in ‘Philharmonic Lab’ concerts

As part of a challenge to traditional classical concert behaviour, the BBC Philharmonic will be inviting audiences to keep their mobiles phones on during next season’s Philharmonic Lab concerts.

Classic FM

The nation’s favourite piece of wedding music has been revealed

A few weeks ago, we asked you to vote for your favourite piece of wedding music so we could find out which matrimonial melody really is the nation’s favourite.

The New York Times

In New York High Schools, the Sound of Music Is Muted

At Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, Steven Oquendo is trying to keep a small band alive by recruiting students from different schools that share the former Christopher Columbus High School campus.

The Guardian

The forgotten suffragette jailed for blowing up a post box

The eventful life of Lady Rhondda, who fought to allow women in the House of Lords, is celebrated in a new musical.

SWR2

Auch Verleihung des Echo Jazz entfällt

Trotz Echo-Chaos war die Verleihung der Echo-Jazz-Preise für Ende Mai in Hamburg geplant. Jetzt wurde die Feier zur Verleihung aber ersatzlos abgesagt. Die Preise gibt es auf Wunsch trotzdem.

Kultur Port

SHMF feiert 100 Jahre Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, Mitgründer des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (SHMF) und des internationalen Festivalorchesters, 100 Jahre alt geworden. Anlässlich dieses Geburtstags widmet der Wachholtz Verlag dem Dirigenten, Komponisten und Musikpädagogen einen Bildband. Das SHMF setzt außerdem einen programmatischen Schwerpunkt und bietet dem Publikum hochkarätig besetzte Konzerte.

Klassik Info

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden und Berliner Philharmoniker setzen Zusammenarbeit fort

Das Festspielhaus Baden-Baden und die Berliner Philharmoniker haben einen Vertrag zur Fortsetzung der Osterfestspiele unterzeichnet.

France Musique

Le baryton allemand Samuel Hasselhorn remporte l’édition 2018 du Concours Reine Elisabeth

Samuel Hasselhorn, un baryton allemand de 27 ans, a été nommé lauréat de l’édition 2018 du concours Reine Elisabeth en Belgique.

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Children practise at the Pelham Preparatory Academy in the Bronx © Sara Naomi Lewkowicz for The New York Times

(Written on May 14, 2018 )

In today’s news: RPS Music Award winners announced, leading soprano withdraws from ex-husband’s opera, winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition, chamber orchestra plays techno beats, and Staatstheater Cottbus dissolves contract with Evan Christ.

Evening Standard

Proms 2018: What to see and hear at the world’s greatest classical musical festival 

General booking for the Proms 2018 opens on Saturday — here’s what you should keep an ear out for at the world class classical music festival.

BBC Music Magazine: Classical-Music

Winners of the RPS Music Awards announced

The Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in live classical music in the UK.

The Times

Soprano Kristine Opolais withdraws from her ex Andris Nelsons’ opera

Kristine Opolais revealed her separation from Andris Nelsons in March and this week, less than a month before the Covent Garden run of Wagner’s opera begins, she announced her withdrawal.

NPR

How A Synesthetic Artist Sees Sounds And Turns Music Into Paintings

Artist Christina Eve has synesthesia, a rare neurological condition that entwines the senses.

The Guardian

Young musicians on the day that changed their lives

One overslept, one played in cowboy boots and one’s next gig is the royal wedding-five past winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition.

i News

Calderland – A People’s Opera celebrating Yorkshire community’s response to floods wins top award

Calderland – A People’s Opera, performed by a choir of 200 adults and children with the help of a cast of thousands, won the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Learning and Participation.

RTE.ie

Niall Horan performs Flicker with RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Niall Horan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra premieres on RTÉ One this Saturday and here’s your chance to watch the full performance of Horan’s torch song Flicker.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Das Kammerorchester, das Technobeats spielt

Das Verworner-Krause-Kammerorchester trägt Bauhelme, spielt Guerilla-Konzerte und verschmilzt Klassik, Jazz und Pop. Das funktioniert bemerkenswert gut.

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Hyperaktives Sensorium

Der Komponist und Performer Alexander Schubert verbindet mediale Wirklichkeiten zu explosiven Gemischen.

“Gesänge des Daseins” am Konzerthaus Berlin – Eine Dokumentation

Im Dezember 2017 gastierte das Ensemble MA.NM im Rahmen des neuen Wettbewerbformats “D-BÜ” am Konzerthaus in Berlin.

klassik.com

Staatstheater Cottbus: Stiftungsrat für Trennung von GMD Christ

Der Vertrag des Staatstheater Cottbus mit seinem Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ soll nun endgültig aufgelöst werden.

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Calderland – A People’s Opera © Sarah Mason – Landlines and Watermarks

(Written on May 10, 2018 )

Guardian

Young Musician of the Year is a welcome reminder of our homegrown talent – and that we need to continue to nurture it

Here’s a televised talent show that has no revolving red chair, no golden buzzer, and competitors who are truly the best of the best. Classical music is in excellent hands with this next generation, says Young Musician of the Year judge Meurig Bowen.

How I came to write a cello concerto, aged 14

Teenage cellist and composer Anoushka Sharp’s cello concerto gets its world premiere on 18 May. She tells us how she had the ambition to compose the work, and why it’s dedicated to Steven Isserlis

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:NEXT day two ‒ Streaming, video relay, composers’ rights and identifying future stars

Phillip Sommerich reports on a packed programme of events at Classical:NEXT 2014

Classic FM Online 

William and Kate’s wedding piece to be performed for Pope

Paul Mealor’s Ubi Caritas, written for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, is to be performed at a special mass in the Vatican next year.

New York Times

La Scala to Fire Incoming Director After One Season

In what Mayor Giuliano Pisapia described as an agonizing decision, the board of La Scala on Thursday voted to dismiss that opera theater’s incoming director general at the end of his first season, amid charges of a conflict of interest.

Tagesspiegel

Reden ist Silber

Im Mai kam Claudio Abbado traditionell nach Berlin, um die Philharmoniker zu dirigieren. Nach seinem Tod wird nun Simon Rattle die Gedenkkonzerte leiten. Eine Reverenz an seinen Vorgänger, die nur sehr schwer zu realisieren war.

Concerti

Naive Helden?

Der Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt definiert Wagners starke Männer neu, erkennt seine Grenzen und erweitert sein Repertoire

Klassik Akzente

Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik: Argerich und Abbado mit Mozart in der neuen Bestenliste

Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik hat die Aufnahme von Mozarts Klavierkonzerten Nr. 21 und 25 mit Martha Argerich und Claudio Abbado in die Bestenliste 02/2014 aufgenommen. Lesen Sie die Begründung der Jury.

Klassik.com

Insichgeschäfte des Intendanten haben schwerwiegende Konsequenzen zur Folge

Mailänder Scala kürzt Pereiras Vertrag auf nur 15 Monate – Rechtsstreit droh

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Susanna Eastburn ‏@susannaeastburn Richard Barrett: why do we call this music ‘classical’ as if it is already finished? #classicalnext

William Norris ‏@Will_Norris We need to stop talking about attracting new audiences and actually DO it – most efforts so far are only token #classicalnext

Southbank Centre ‏@southbankcentre This summer @southbankcentre is improving the riverside environment on Queen’s Walk Find out about this work http://j.mp/1jlgBKs

Matthew Swann@SwannMatthew Great article by @MeurigB. I’m looking forward to judging more amazing classical talent @YCATrust finals tonight. http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/may/16/bbc-young-musician-music-education-funding-meurig-bowen

Neil Fisher ‏@nfmusic They call him “thinking man’s idea of a hotshot conductor”. Did the LSO’s latest debutant make a splash? http://thetim.es/RHLP2o

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(Written on May 16, 2014 )