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In today’s news: Opera star Anna Netrebko talks about her life, loves – and cancelling at Covent Garden, and Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017. Houstan Grand Opera under water, Staatsoper Hamburg looks for young musicians, and Fabien Gabel new musical director of Orchestre Français des Jeunes.

The Telegraph

Anna Netrebko: ‘My husband just thought I was a crazy prima donna’

Europe’s queen of opera tells Rupert Christiansen about her life, loves – and cancelling at Covent Garden

Teaching Drama

Shakespeare’s Globe launches new apprenticeships

In a fresh bid to enforce its commitment to equal opportunities and arts access for young people, Shakespeare’s Globe in June launched four year-long apprenticeship programmes, to run from September.

Pizzicato

Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017

More than 170 young singers from 39 nations applied for the prestigious singing competition for Baroque opera, organized by the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music.

Classic FM

Titanic is the biggest-selling classical album of the last 25 years

The score for the 1997 blockbuster film Titanic, composed by the late James Horner, is the best-selling classical album of the last 25 years, according to the Ultimate Classic FM Chart, the biggest ever countdown of classical music album sales in the UK.

Limelight

Young Virtuoso Award NSW State Finals winner announced

Jennifer Hou will go on to compete at the National finals, while Toby Thatcher is named Patron of Emerging Artists.

NMZ

Sängerin in Bayreuth verletzt – Regie-Assistent spielt Brünnhilde

Ein Regie-Assistent im glitzernden Goldkleid als Brünnhilde auf der Bayreuther Festspielbühne: Zum Abschluss der Richard-Wagner-Festspiele am Montagabend musste improvisiert werden.

Klassik.com

Houston Grand Opera schwer von der Flut getroffen

Der Tropensturm “Harvey”, der im US-Bundesstaat Texas schwere Schäden verursacht hat, hat auch Oper und Ballett in Houston in hohem Maß in Mitleidenschaft gezogen.

Klassik Heute

Staatsoper Hamburg sucht junge Musikerinnen und Musiker für Kinderoper

Die Staatsoper Hamburg sucht für die Kinderoper Die arabische Prinzessin in der Reihe opera piccola Kinder und Jugendliche zwischen 14 und 20 Jahren, die bei den Vorstellungen im Februar 2018 mitwirken wollen.

Le Figaro

Gammes d’été pour l’orchestre français des jeunes

La formation aborde sa session estivale et découvre Fabien Gabel, son nouveau directeur musical.

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Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo wins Cesti Competition 2017

(Written on August 29, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, violinist Pekka Kuusisto talks about his plans to flood London with polka, French And South-Korean singers win Domingo’s Operalia, and CMUSE gives five reasons why one should take up a musical instrument. Also, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer with a day of events, and Bayreuth Festival opens without red carpet and official reception.

The Guardian

Facing the music: violinist Pekka Kuusisto

The Finnish musician on formative Eurovision experiences, wanting to play the ondes Martenot with Radiohead, and his plans to flood London with polka.

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French And South-Korean Singers Win Domingo’s Operalia

French soprano Elsa Dreisig, 25, and South Korean Tenor Keon Woo Kim, 30, won Placido Domingo’s Operalia contest, held at the Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The Telegraph

Peter Hall: the Hallmark of operatic excellence

As Glyndebourne prepares to revive Peter Hall’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rupert Christiansen looks back on the great director’s career.

CMUSE

Five reasons why you should take up a musical instrument

As research on the subject continues to expand, we are learning about a growing list of additional benefits to becoming musical.

Classical Music Magazine

Britten Sinfonia announces 2016/17 season

Britten Sinfonia’s 2016/17 season will see the ensemble launch a three-year Beethoven symphony cycle. Each symphony will be played alongside works by Gerald Barry and Thomas Adès, who will conduct the cycle.

Broadwayworld

La Bohème, Sweeney Todd, The Crucible and More Set for 2016 at Glimmerglass Festival

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater every summer, rounds out each season with a schedule of guest appearances, concerts, public master classes, youth opera performances and more.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

BU Institute Now 50-Year Institution

The Boston University Tanglewood Institute, where talented high-school students attend one of the country’s premiere training programs for musicians, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer on August 6th with a day of events.

Klassik.com

Eröffnung der Bayreuther Festspiele ohne Staatsempfang und roten Teppich

Man verzichte im Gedenken an die Opfer des Müncher Amoklaufs auf eine feierliche Eröffnung und widme die Vorstellung den Opfern: “Die Mitwirkenden der Bayreuther Festspiele trauern um alle Menschen, die am 22. Juli in München auf so tragische Weise ums Leben kamen.”

Berliner Morgenpost

Barenboim: “Wir müssen miteinander leben”

Im Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires begann am gestrigen Sonntag die Sommertournee des West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Mit dabei ist die argentinische Pianistin und Barenboims Jugendfreundin Martha Argerich.

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65. Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD beginnt am 29. August

In diesem Jahr wird der Internationale Musikwettbewerb der ARD in den Fächern Kontrabass, Horn, Harfe und Streichquartett ausgetragen. Die Organisatoren rechnen mit ca. 18.000 Besuchern.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM And… GO! Booking now open for brilliant concerts in Huddersfield & Dewsbury this Autumn:

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg 5-year-old child shows off skills

BR_Klassik @BR_KLASSIK Interview mit Hartmut Haenchen: “Der Fluss der Sprache bestimmt das Tempo”

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(Written on July 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Telegraph announces its guide to the best classical recordings of 2015, and the Royal College of Music celebrates International Bassoon Day. Also, Pitchfork Media becomes part of Condé Nast Stable and Roy McEwan OBE will step down as Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Telegraph

The best classical music albums of 2015

The Telegraph’s definitive guide to the best classical recordings of 2015, regularly updated with new reviews by Geoffrey Norris, Rupert Christiansen and Ivan Hewett

BBC Music Magazine

Low winds heard in London

Royal College of Music celebrates International Bassoon Day

Classical Source

After almost a quarter century, Roy McEwan OBE will step down as Chief Executive of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Summer 2016

Roy McEwan has announced his retirement from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) in Summer 2016 after a remarkable 23 years as Chief Executive.  

BBC

Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates 25th anniversary

The Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet company packed up their ballet shoes and tutus and moved to Birmingham in 1990.

Classical Source

Kirill Petrenko begins his tenure as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the 2019/2020 season

Kirill Petrenko will take up office as chief conductor and artistic director of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the 2019/2020 season

Classic FM

The Science Museum is an EPIC concert venue: and we heard a piece inspired by Charles Babbage’s computer there

In ‘Objects at an Exhibition’, six pieces of music were performed by Aurora Orchestra next to the exhibits at the Science Museum by which they were inspired

New York Times

Pitchfork Media Becomes Part of Condé Nast Stable

Condé Nast, the publisher that owns magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair, said on Tuesday that it had acquired Pitchfork Media, the company behind the independent music website and quarterly magazine, for an undisclosed sum

Der Tagesspiegel 

Kirill Petrenko tritt sein Amt in Berlin 2019 an

2018 sollte Kirill Petrenko Nachfolger von Sir Simon Rattle werden. Doch er kommt erst ein Jahr später als Chefdirigent nach Berlin. Und der Bayerischen Staatsoper bleibt Petrenko bis 2021 erhalten 

Berliner Zeitung

Jamaikaner Marlon James gewinnt britischen Booker-Preis

Als erster jamaikanischer Schriftsteller hat Marlon James den Man Booker Preis gewonnen. Sein Roman handelt von einem versuchten Attentat auf Bob Marley

Pizzicato

Christian Gerhaher erhält Musikpreis des ‘Heidelberger Frühling’

Der deutsche Bariton Christian Gerhaher erhält den Musikpreis des ‘Heidelberger Frühling’ 2016. Das gleichnamige Musikfestival vergibt die Auszeichnung jährlich im Wechsel an Persönlichkeiten, die sich substanziell und nachhaltig für die Vermittlung von klassischer Musik einsetzen

Classicalite

Steve Mackay, The Stooges Saxophonist,Dies at 66 From Sepsis Complications

Steve Mackay, the distinctive saxophonist best known for his work with the seminal punk outfit The Stooges, has died. It’s been reported that the musician was in critical condition with sepsis. He was 66 years old

Twitter

Sinfini Music A new addition to our piece on weird classical jobs? (++ weird jobs here: )

Classic FM: How posh are you? This music quiz will reveal all:

The Strad: Isabelle Faust on performing and interpreting Bach’s music

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The Telegraph

 

(Written on October 14, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Rupert Christiansen on why the Glyndebourne chorus is crucial, Ghent student creates Styrofoam-covered cello to amplify sound and conductor Joseph Cullen is sentenced to 12 months in prison for sexual abuse.

The Telegraph

Why the chorus is crucial to Glyndebourne

Joining the festival’s chorus is a unique experience – and often the first step to stardom, says Rupert Christiansen

The Guardian

From slavery to singing star: celebrating Thomas Rutling

Rutling was an extraordinary man, born a slave in Tennessee, he toured the world as a singer, and then opted to settle in Harrogate. He was a pioneer campaigner against racism: playing him in a new show made me wonder – has anything changed?

The Strad

Violinist Hilary Hahn announces replacement artists for her maternity leave

The musician is due to give birth to her first child this summer and will take a few months off

Student creates Styrofoam-covered cello to amplify sound

The College of Ghent student wanted to design an instrument capable of greater volume

Classical Music Magazine

Joseph Cullen given 12-month prison sentence

Choral conductor Joseph Cullen, 55, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for sexually abusing two young boys.

Opernetz.de

Von der großen Oper zum Kasperle-Theater

In nur drei Jahren sollte in Köln ein ganzer Bühnenkomplex für vergleichsweise kleines Geld saniert werden. Da staunten nicht nur die Experten vom Bau. Seit dem 23. Juli ist es offiziell: Alles Schall und Rauch. Jetzt ist Krisenmanagement gefragt.

Musik Heute

Salzburger Festspiel-Intendant Sven-Eric Bechtolf: Workaholic und bekennender Konservativer

Als Schauspieler brillierte Sven-Eric Bechtolf 2007 und 2008 bei den Salzburger Festspielen im “Jedermann” in der Doppelrolle von “Guter Gesell” und “Teufel”. Publikum und Kritik überschlugen sich damals in Lobeshymnen. Jetzt hat der bekennende Konservative für zwei Jahre die Leitung der Festspiele. Ob er dafür genauso viel Zustimmung ernten wird, ist offen.

Gerhaher zum Bayerischen Kammersänger ernannt

Der Lied- und Opernsänger Christian Gerhaher ist einen Tag vor seinem 46. Geburtstag zum Bayerischen Kammersänger ernannt worden. Bayerns Kultusminister Ludwig Spaenle übergab dem weltweit gefeierten Bariton die Urkunde am Donnerstagabend nach der Vorstellung des “L’Orfeo” von Claudio Monteverdi bei den Münchner Opernfestspielen.

France Musique

Quand les festivals français s’invitent dans des lieux atypiques

Opéras, théâtres, églises… La France regorge de superbes salles de concerts. Mais il existe aussi, aux quatre coins du pays, des lieux plus atypiques qui abritent depuis des années concerts et festivals de musique classique.

NPR Music

One Feisty Victorian Woman’s Opera Revived

Ethel Smyth was not your typical Victorian lady. She defied her father, a stern army general, to pursue a career in music. She loved women, played sports and played an important role in the women’s suffrage movement in Britain in the early 20th century. Along the way she composed chamber and orchestral music, an acclaimed Mass and six operas.

Tweets 

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms: Tonight @LeifOveAndsnes & play Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto, in the 2nd of their 3 Proms

Aldeburgh Music @aldeburghmusic: Listen to @BBCWomansHour now to hear @tansydavies talk about new piece Re-greening, to be premiered at Snape Proms

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: ‘You’ll never believe who I had in the back of my cab…’ + other sayings from Philip Glass’s memoir, reviewed here:

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(Written on July 24, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news Peter Cropper, leader of the Lindsay Quartet, has died aged 69. Ji Young Lim has taken first prize in the 2015 Queen Elisabeth competition and Anna Netrebko speaks to the Guardian about her past, her love of Justin Bieber, and why she doesn’t listen to music at home.

Guardian

Facing the music: Anna Netrebko

The Russian soprano reveals her shady past, a love of Justin Bieber, and why she doesn’t listen to music at home

Telegraph

How can opera get out of its hole?

Striking a balance between a posh setting and a fun atmosphere, Opera Holland Park might well have come up with the future of opera, says Rupert Christiansen

The Times

Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Mighty Mouse is saving the Philadelphia Orchestra

How do you fix a broken orchestra? The Philadelphia Orchestra sent for Mighty Mouse. It’s the nickname the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has affectionately given the French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and you can see why it stuck.

Classic FM

John Suchet’s tribute to Peter Cropper, leader of the Lindsay Quartet, who has died aged 69

The leader of the world-famous Lindsay Quartet, and pioneer of Sheffield’s Music in the Round festival, has died suddenly. Here, his friend and old school colleague, John Suchet, pays tribute to a unique musical talent.

Classical Music Magazine

Ji Young Lim wins 2015 Queen Elisabeth competition

Ji Young Lim has taken first prize in the 2015 Queen Elisabeth competition. She receives a cash prize of €25,000, a number of international engagements, and the loan of the ‘Huggins’ Stradivarius violin for four years.

Epoch Times

Frauenduo führt Akademie der Künste in Berlin – Ende der “Männerherrschaft”

Mehr als 300 Jahre hatten die Männer das Sagen – jetzt wird die renommierte Akademie der Künste in Berlin erstmals von Frauen geführt.

Klassik.com

Preisträger der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung ausgezeichnet

Bei einem musikalischen Festakt im Herkulessaal der Residenz München hat Michael Krüger, Präsident der Akademie der Schönen Künste und Vorsitzender des Stiftungsrates der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, den diesjährigen Hauptpreis an den Dirigenten und Pianisten Christoph Eschenbach verliehen.

Musik express

Berlin Festival 2015: Zu Gast im elektronischen Großstadtzirkus

“Berlin in a nutshell” könnte die Unterzeile des Berlin Festivals lauten – die Macher des Drei-Tage-Spektakels können zufrieden sein, denn bei den Besuchern kam der künstliche Großstadtzirkus gut an.

Musik Heute

Oper über Nahost-Konflikt in Frankfurt uraufgeführt

Eine Oper über den Nahost-Konflikt ist am Sonntagabend in Frankfurt uraufgeführt worden

Le Monde

Les Nuits de Fourvière fêtent leur soixante-dixième édition

Pour leur 70e édition, qui commence à Lyon le 2 juin, Les Nuits de Fourvière vont fêter plus qu’un simple anniversaire : la métamorphose d’un festival de taille moyenne, vaillant mais limité dans ses moyens, en un événement qui compte, à la fois en France et en Europe.    

Twitter

Corinne Morris: Concert for victims was a great success. Over £3500 were raised during the evening. A BIG THANK YOU to all supporters!

Jessica Duchen: And meanwhile…ten things not to say to a music critic.

Sinfini Music Planning summer hols? Find inspiration in our Classical City Guide to cultural city breaks

Peter Cropper, leader of the Lindsay Quartet, has died aged 69. Photo: Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL

(Written on June 1, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news Richard Morrison asks if playing from memory is a gimmick or a bold feat of collective virtuosity ahead of the Aurora Orchestra’s BBC Proms concerts. Lesley Garrett is to record an appeal for Help Musicians UK, which will be broadcast on Radio 4 this month. Also, Tête à Tête opera festival announces it’s 2015 season including 40 new works to be performed throughout the three weeks.

Guardian

The National’s Bryce Dessner on the American landscapes that inspire him

Ahead of a concert series in London of new music exploring the American musical landscape, the musician selects seven works that provide fertile ground for his imagination

Telegraph

Christian Gerhaher: the most moving singer in the world

Ahead of his unmissable UK dates, German baritone Christian Gerhaher is mercifully modest, finds Rupert Christiansen

The Times

Richard Morrison: Is playing from memory a party trick or a musical revelation?

A gimmick or a bold feat of collective virtuosity?

Classical Music Magazine

Lesley Garrett records appeal for Help Musicians UK

Opera singer Lesley Garrett CBE is recording an appeal for Help Musicians UK, to be broadcast on Radio 4 in May.

Tête à Tête announces 2015 opera festival

Tête à Tête has unveiled the programme for its 2015 opera festival, which will feature more than 100 performances and 40 new works over the course of three weeks.

Die Welt

Ausschuss prüft Kostenexplosion bei Staatsoper

Alles wird teurer und dauert länger: Die Sanierung der Berliner Staatsoper entwickelt sich ähnlich wie Hamburgs Elbphilharmonie. Jetzt soll ein Untersuchungsausschuss das Debakel aufklären.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Der Junge mit der Posaune

Der Kranzberger Felix Schlüter hat den Jugendkulturpreis des Landkreises gewonnen. Für sein Instrument, die Bassposaune, braucht er einen langen Atem – und auch für seine Traumkarriere.        

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Neue, kostenlose ‘Opera Platform’ ist online

Ab dem heutigen 8. Mai gibt es für europäische Internetnutzer eine neue Online-Opernplattform.

The Irish Times

Béla Bartók: how music broadened the mind of a ‘nationalist’ composer

The innovative musician’s biographer traces his journey from Hungarian patriot to a synthesiser of not just folk and classical music but also of neighbouring cultures

JDCMB

Breaking news: rising star decamps from Royal Ballet

The ballerina Melissa Hamilton is to leave Covent Garden for a year in order to work with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden during 2016, as a principal dancer.

Twitter

Sam Jackson ‏@classicjacko: What would a Conservative majority mean for music? Here’s @NickFerrariLBC‘s @ClassicFM interview with David Cameron: http://www.classicfm.com/music-news/david-cameron-music-education/ …

Manchester Camerata @MancCamerata: OUR 2015-16 SEASON ANNOUNCED! Booking opens Monday at 10am through @BridgewaterHall http://bit.ly/KUY1Sx  #LookingForSound #Redefining

(Written on May 8, 2015 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Why the arts funding system doesn’t work

The experience of Mid Wales Opera demonstrates the drawbacks of arts funding in Britain, says Rupert Christiansen

9/11 opera Between Worlds envisages what happened inside the towers

Opera has always dealt with vast human experiences

Classic FM

Helena Bonham Carter: playing classical music to my unborn children during pregnancy made them ‘unbelievably clever’

Actress says listening to Mozart and violin concertos had a profound effect on her unborn children.

Sinfini

Birmingham Opera Company

Birmingham Opera Company’s latest community extravaganza, staged by Graham Vick in an inner-city warehouse, is Tippett’s rarely heard The Ice Break. And for one day only, acclaimed playwright David Edgar will chair Breaking The Ice, a national symposium on art and society.

Opera inspired by 9/11

Tansy Davies’s opera inspired by the events of 9/11 receives its world premiere this month at English National Opera.

Zeit Online

Ein Charakter mit G’schicht

Helmut Dietl wollte das Publikum unterhalten, nur bitte nie dreckig und nie irgendwie. An ihm sollten sich die Fernsehredaktionen von heute ein Beispiel nehmen.

Die Welt

Opernchef wegen Regietheater gefeuert

Nach Protesten der orthodoxen Kirche wurde Nowosibirsks Opernchef entlassen. Er hatte eine Jesus-Sex-Szene im “Tannhäuser” verteidigt. Nun erwägt Moskau, wichtige Theaterbühnen zu überwachen.

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Das Horn ist Musikinstrument des Jahres 2015

Die Tradition, ein Musikinstrument des Jahres zu ernennen, ist noch recht jung, erfreut sich jedoch großer Beliebtheit und hilft dabei, weniger bekannte Instrumente oder solche, die scheinbar aus der Mode gekommen sind, wieder ins Blickfeld der Öffentlichkeit zu rücken.

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Russland führt beim Internationalen Deutschen Pianistenpreis

Das International Piano Forum hat das Ergebnis der Vorauswahljury für den 5. Internationalen Deutschen Pianistenpreis bekannt gegeben.

Le Figaro

Les bluesmen vivraient plus longtemps que les rappeurs

INFOGRAPHIES – Une étude menée par un professeur de psychologie et de musique à l’université de Sydney revient sur l’âge moyen des artistes à leur mort. Elle tisse également des liens entre genre musical et espérance de vie.

Le Parisien

Les orchestres et le choeur de Radio France sur la sellette

Y a-t-il un orchestre de trop à Radio France? La question revient avec insistance depuis le début de la grève de la maison ronde, alors que son président, Mathieu Gallet, cherche des économies face à un déficit annoncé de 21 millions d’euros pour 2015.

Twitter

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: Leipzig String Quartet Violinist Charged with Strangling New York Hotel Guest http://goo.gl/rwhtDI

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Sieger des Deutschen #Musikwettbewerb stehen fest #Klarinette #Kontrabass http://klassik.com/?91s4H 

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Zahl der #Musiklehrer in #Brandenburg nimmt drastisch ab #Musik #Ausbildunghttp://klassik.com/?NVLM7

Helmut Dietl in February 1995. Photo: Catherina Hess / dpa

Helmut Dietl in February 1995.
Photo: Catherina Hess / dpa

(Written on March 31, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

In praise of Pierre Boulez at 90

Composer George Benjamin salutes the French composer-conductor whose polemical essays and presence on the podium has transformed musical composition, institutions and taste

Telegraph

Papering the house: classical music’s dark secret

The industry practice of giving away large numbers of complimentary tickets in order to boost official attendances is ethically unclear, says Rupert Christiansen

The Times

Pierre Boulez at 90 — a dedicated modernist and a master of provocation

Richard Morrison assesses the impact of a revolutionary composer, while key figures in the musical world salute his achievements

Classic FM

Debbie Wiseman’s Wolf Hall soundtrack shoots to number 1 in Classic FM chart

‘What a shock,’ says composer Debbie Wiseman after her score for the Tudor TV drama shoots straight to the top spot in the Classic FM Chart.

Sinfini

Classical could be good for your brain

Listening to classical music regularly could be good for your brain, say researchers at the University of Helsinki.

Zeit Online

Hauschka spielt “Ping Pong”

Seine Musik schwingt zwischen Techno, Pop und Avantgarde. In einer Rekorder-Session bringt Hauschka nun die Bälle zum Tanzen: eine Meditation am präparierten Flügel.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Das Glückskind als Gottesversucher

Er ist der König des Welttheaters, als Regisseur ein Zauberer, das Genie der größten Einfachheit: An diesem Samstag wird das Wunder Peter Brook neunzig Jahre jung.

Der Tagesspiegel

Spannende Pläne für die Zukunft

Die Deutsche Oper Berlin hat viel vor 2015/16: Ein Meyerbeer-Zyklus startet, es gibt eine Uraufführung, insgesamt 179 Aufführungen auf der Hauptbühne – und für 2020 ist ein neuer “Ring des Nibelungen” angekündigt

Die Welt

Die teuerste Wabenstruktur der Welt

Die Lage ist spektakulär, die Kosten sind es auch. Anfang 2017 soll die Elbphilharmonie eröffnet werden. Der Entwurf von Herzog & de Meuron beherrscht schon Hamburgs Skyline. Ein Baustellenbesuch.

The New York Times

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Racked by Infighting

SEOUL, South Korea — When the respected Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra announced this month that it was canceling its United States tour set for April, it cited fiscal woes.

The Washington Post

SXSW 2015: When a music festival feels like an after-party

AUSTIN — Some come to South by Southwest seeking glory. Others come to roll their eyes at it.

Twitter

Wigmore Hall ‏@wigmore_hall: Hey everybody, please retweet and spread the word about our amazing £5 tickets, Under 35s Scheme | Wigmore Series | http://wigmore-hall.org.uk/wigmore-series/under-35 …

Royal Opera House ‏@RoyalOperaHouse: A rarely-seen view to kick off #secretsMW – the view from within our orchestra pit #MuseumWeek ^C

Spitalfields Music ‏@SpitsMusic: This wk 150 Tower Hamlets children take over! Discover more on the Takeover blog: http://bit.ly/1yvZpDI  #SMTakeover

Pierre Boulez and Olivier Messiaen,Composed … Pierre Boulez (left) and Olivier Messiaen in 1977. Photograph: Roger Viollet/Rex

(Written on March 23, 2015 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Edinburgh 2015: Can this man save the Edinburgh International Festival?

The EIF has a new director, 45-year-old Fergus Linehan – but can he steer it back out from the increasingly huge shadow of the Fringe? Rupert Christiansen meets him

Guardian

10 of the best: Essential Richter recordings

The legendary Russian pianist would have been 100 this week. Tom Service picks ten of his essential performances that introduce you to the genius of Sviatoslav Richter

Classic FM

Julian Lloyd Webber is new principal of Birmingham Conservatoire

World renowned former cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has been appointed Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire, part of Birmingham City University.

Classical Music Magazine

Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s county council grant slashed by 90%

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s grant from Norfolk County Council will be reduced by 90% for 2015/16, it has been confirmed, from £83,400 in the current year to £8,442 in the next. It follows the council’s decision to cut £150,000 from its overall arts budget.

Sinfini

Borealis Festival

Bergen is a small city with big ideas. Alive with culture of all kinds, it shows its most welcoming and adventurous face in the annual Borealis Festival, where a performance in a swimming pool and typewriter art set the tone, as Kate Molleson discovers.

Der Tagesspiegel

Haste Töne?

Eine Begegnung mit dem Komponisten Christian Jost, dessen „Berlin Symphonie“ am Freitag im Rahmen des Konzerthaus-Festivals „Mythos Berlin“ uraufgeführt wird.

klassik.com

Zusatzkosten von 1,5 Millionen Euro pro Jahr in bereits angespannter finanzieller Situation

Wiener Bundestheater beklagen Mehrwertsteuer-Erhöhung

El País

Stradivarius en Copacabana

La violinista clásica Viktoria Mullova se ha hecho célebre por interpretar música brasileña

artsjournal

€50,000 Karajan Music Prize to Period-Performance Start Thomas Hengelbrock

The annual award requires that the cash sum be used by the recipient to help further the careers of young musicians.

Twitter

B’ham Conservatoire@BirmCons: We’re pleased to welcome @JLloydWebber as our new @BirmCons Principle pic.twitter.com/fjDAe63EJe

ABO@aborchestras:Looking forward to the second UK-Brazil MultiOrchestra Conference, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, 27-29 April. http://ow.ly/KtKiP 

PRS Foundation ‏@PRSFoundation: Our Director @Vanessa_PRSF will be at the next @LDNmusicmasters #ClassRaceClassical event on 20 Apr. More info here: http://ow.ly/KqZIR 

Fergus_Linehan_3235087bFergus Linehan: ‘I want to target the people who wake up in Edinburgh every morning not knowing what they want to do’. Photo: Telegraph

(Written on March 18, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Pulling the strings: why Britain’s orchestras say new tax measures don’t play fair

Orchestras can only apply for new tax relief if they fit the government’s bizarre idea of what an orchestra should be – and that cuts out string ensembles, choirs and brass bands

Telegraph

‘Stop banging your head against a brick wall – politicians just don’t care about culture’

The Warwick commission report is another futile attempt to persuade government that the arts matters, says Rupert Christiansen

Independent

The age-old art of musical page turning is under threat from the accursed iPad

Simon Usborne plays a game of man versus machine with leading British concert pianist Sam Haywood

The Times

Our Dickensian attitude to arts education

British artists may win awards but will never win the hearts and minds of the Gradgrinds who still control our schools

Chancellor in tune with Rattle’s concert hall wish

The conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s campaign for a grand new concert hall in London became a realistic prospect yesterday after an endorsement from George Osborne.

Sinfini

Classical diversity

A new report has called on British orchestras and conservatoires to address deep-seated inequalities at the heart of the classical music industry.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Die Geigenfrist läuft ab

Der Streit um den Verkauf der West-LB-Kunstwerke geht weiter.

Der Tagesspiegel

Zitterpartie um Stradivari-Geige

Der Geiger Frank Peter Zimmermann liebt seine Stradivari. Doch der Leihvertrag über das millionenschwere Instrument mit der Portigon AG läuft Ende der Woche aus.

Berliner Zeitung

Warum wir manche Songs nicht mehr aus dem Kopf kriegen

Wer entscheidet darüber, ob ein Song ein Hit wird oder nicht? Der Bonner Musikwissenschaftler Volkmar Kramarz meint, dass man das genau vorhersagen kann.

Spiegel Online

Jazz bei den Oscars: Im Ohrenkino

Hollywood-Streicher oder melodiebetonte Improvisationen: Wie verschieden man jazzige Filmmusik umsetzen kann, zeigen zwei neue Alben.

The New York Times

Ronald Perelman, a Mogul With Muscle, Takes Over Carnegie Hall

RONALD O. PERELMAN, billionaire business titan and a self-described “frustrated musician,” owns five drum sets and has played with the likes of Bon Jovi and the Beach Boys.

El Mundo

Contra el ‘ivazo’ cultural, día sin música el 20 de mayo

Ocho asociaciones del sector de la música en directo han presentado este jueves un manifiesto en el que han reafirmado el valor de la música en vivo y su disposición a trabajar para que ésta no muera en España.

Twitter

BBC Front Row@BBCFrontRow: “The way the music took her over changed our lives” @StevenIsserlis on Du Pre’s Elgar Concerto http://bbc.in/1DBYMyZ 

Gramophone@GramophoneMag: Happy birthday to #RiccardoChailly – one of the world’s great conductors. Any favourite #Chailly recordings? http://bit.ly/1w4p5ND 

Ed Vaizey@edvaizey: .@George_Osborne & @MayorofLondon set out plans for open to all, world class LDN concert hall http://goo.gl/FWl4sH  #LongTermEconomicPlan

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Simon Usborne plays a game of man versus machine with leading British concert pianist Sam Haywood. Photo: Independent

(Written on February 20, 2015 )