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In today’s classical news: Dutch violin maestro Rieu fights child labour fine, Yo-Yo Ma steps down from Silkroad Ensemble, Shortlist for the 2017 British Composer Award announced, Elphilharmonie in Hamburg counts already four million visitors.

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Dutch violin maestro Rieu fights child labour fine

The celebrated violinist Andre Rieu has appealed in court against an “absurdly high” 116,000-euro fine — issued for allowing children to perform in his show past the legal time limit set by Dutch law, his lawyer said Tuesday.

The Strad

Yo-Yo Ma steps down from Silkroad Ensemble

Cellist passes directorship of artistic melting pot to trio of current musicians.

BBC Music Magazine

Shortlists for the 2017 British Composer Awards announced

http://www.classical-music.com/news/shortlists-2017-british-composer-awards-announced

The shortlists for the 2017 British Composer Awards (BCA) have been announced. This year’s line-up features thirty composers and 33 works in 11 categories, from Solo to Stage Work, Wind Band to Contemporary Jazz.

Forbes

MusicSpoke Looks to Disrupt $1 Billion Sheet Music Industry with Marketplace for Artist-Owned Scores

Five hundred thousand organizations buy new sheet music each year, but their choices are limited by the constraints of traditional music publishing.

LiveArena

Four ways Brexit might change the music industry

While no one, including the politicians, knows exactly what Brexit and the famous Article 50 might throw up for the country, there’s plenty to be said for the potential issues it may well cause.

Broadway World

ASPECT Foundation for Music & Arts Announces 2017/2018 Season

After its highly successful inaugural season in North America, the acclaimed ASPECT Foundation for Music and Arts is expanding its programming to seven fascinating concerts this season.

Pizzicato

2018 might be the last year for UK musicians in the European Youth Orchestra

Young UK players are worried about their possibilities to take part in the European Youth Orchestra. As a consequence of the Brexit, the EUYO will move its headquarters from London to Italy.

Luxemburger Komponist Marco Pütz in den Niederlanden ausgezeichnet

Der Luxemburger Komponist Marco Pütz wird am 29. Oktober in Arnhem mit dem ‘BUMA International Brass Award 2017’ ausgezeichnet.

Musik Heute

Elbphilharmonie hatte bereits vier Millionen Besucher

Die Elbphilharmonie hat knapp ein Jahr nach der Übergabe an die Stadt Hamburg schon vier Millionen Menschen angezogen.

KlassikAkzente

Gratulation – Elvis das Schaf nominiert für Deutschen Kinderhörspielpreis 2017

“Elvis und der fliegende Holländer” vermittelt spielend leicht den Opernstoff von Richard Wagner. Jetzt ist das kürzlich erschienene Hörspiel für den Deutschen Kinderhörspielpreis 2017 nominiert.

Codex Flores

Offener Brief der Deutschsprachigen Opernkonferenz

Die Deutschsprachigen Opernkonferenz, zu der auch das Opernhaus Zürich gehört, wendet sich in einem offenen Brief an den russischen Kulturminister Wladimir Medinskij zum Hausarrest des Regisseurs.

Epoch Times

Angesagte Reiseziele 2018: Hamburg weltweit auf Platz 4 aller Top-Städte

Die neue Elbphilharmonie und eines der besten Nachtleben Europas: Für die Macher von “Lonely Planet” zählt Hamburg zu den angesagten Reisezielen 2018.

France Musique

Une clinique de Maubeuge reçoit le label « Maternités en Musiques »

Pour atténuer les douleurs et les tensions, la polyclinique du Val de Sambre à Maubeuge diffuse de la musique à tous les étages de la maternité.

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“Maternités en Musique” à Maubeuge, France © Getty / Vesnaandjic

(Written on October 26, 2017 )

In today’s news: More worrying news about bass-baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s health, the trials of travelling musicians, and Classic FM’s birthday celebrations! The Berlin Philharmonic to start last season with Rattle, Serebrennikow under house arrest, and Rheingau Music Prize for Enoch zu Guttenberg.

Classical Music Magazine

Psappha reveals 2017/18 season

Highlights include a tour of the Whitworth Art Gallery through music and art, a collaboration with guitarist Mike Walker, a performance of Boulez’s Le Marteau sans maître under Jamie Phillips, and a concert with the BBC Philharmonic.

The Strad

Trials of travelling musicians: violin not accepted as hand luggage on ferry

Scilly Steamship Company insists violin goes in the hold – yet maintains policy allowing two dogs per adult.

Pizzicato

More worrying news about Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s health

The bass-baritone has been fighting a brain tumour since 2015. He has cancelled a number of upcoming opera performances, yet two recitals are announced for September, in Bucharest and Moscow.

Classic FM

Classic FM’s 25th Birthday Celebrations from Dumfries House

As part of our 25th birthday celebrations, Classic FM will be celebrating with the Royal Family on Wednesday 6th September – the day before our birthday.

Pizzicato

Award-winning Finnish novel Ice is adapted into an opera

In January 2019 the Finnish National Opera will host the world premiere of a new opera from Finland based on Ulla-Lena Lundberg’s bestselling novel Ice.

Limelight

Hotel chain plans John Cage birthday marathon

Ace Hotels will be presenting a full day of the composer’s music in lobbies and public areas on September 5.

NMZ

Berliner Philharmoniker starten in letzte Rattle-Saison

Mit Haydns „Schöpfung“ starten die Berliner Philharmoniker in die letzte Spielzeit unter ihrem langjährigen Chefdirigenten Sir Simon Rattle.

Pizzicato

Serebrennikov unter Hausarrest, Stuttgart produziert ‘Hänsel und Gretel’ mit seinem Team

Trotz heftiger Proteste in Russland und im Ausland hat die russische Justiz hat den am Dienstag wegen Betrugsvorwürfen festgenommenen Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikov gestern unter Hausarrest gestellt.

Klassik Heute

Rheingau Musik Preis 2017 für Enoch zu Guttenberg und seinen Chor

Morgen werden Enoch zu Guttenberg und die Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern zu Beginn ihres Konzertes in der Basilika von Kloster Eberbach mit dem Rheingau Musik Preis 2017 ausgezeichnet.

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(Written on August 24, 2017 )

In today’s news: How music influences our body chemistry, and the Cumnock Tryst programme 2017 is announced. Roy Budd’s original version of the Phantom of the Opera. Marina Khorkova receives Berlin-Rheinsberg compositions award, and Axel Kober takes over the Duisburg Philharmonics. The last concert of Julian Wachner at the Washington Chorus.

The Telegraph

Forget Lloyd Webber: Roy Budd’s original Phantom of the Opera music is finally unmasked

In the summer of 1993, Roy Budd was about to realise a long-held dream. Budd was a leading jazz pianist, as well as a revered film composer best known for his celebrated work for hit 1960s thriller Get Carter.

The Guardian

Anoushka Shankar: ‘I still get to interact with my father through the music’

From his deathbed, Ravi Shankar composed Sukanya, an opera for his beloved wife. His daughter reveals how a Hindi myth, a British orchestra, and the sitar and shennai have formed a coherent and moving whole.

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir James MacMillan announces 2017 Cumnock Tryst programme

Sir James MacMillan has announced the programme for the fourth Cumnock Tryst, which will take place in venues across Cumnock, New Cumnock and Auchinleck and at Dumfries House between 28 September and 1 October 2017.

The Strad

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor ejected from concert hall for carrying his daughter’s violin case

Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya says the incident took place at Bass Hall on Sunday night after his daughter’s performance in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Rheinsberger Kompositionspreis erneut für russische Komponistin

Die 1981 in Russland geborene Marina Khorkova erhält den diesjährigen Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis.

Klassik.com

Schweizer Musikpreis 2017 für Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Das Schweizer Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) zeichnet in diesem Jahr 15 Künstler mit dem Schweizer Musikpreis (Grand Prix Musik) aus.

Klassik heute

Axel Kober übernimmt Leitung der Duisburger Philharmoniker

Im Zeichen des Neubeginns steht die Konzertsaison 2017/18 bei den Duisburger Philharmonikern.

The Washington Post

Julian Wachner leads his last concert as music director of Washington Chorus

On Sunday, nearly 10 years later, he led his valedictory performance as the chorus’s music director.

WQXR

Macron’s Love of Classical and Commitment to Culture

Emmanuel Macron is a lover of classical music and, perhaps more importantly, of the preservation of culture.

The Stanford Daily

Who said classical music was boring?

Recent worldwide hits come from pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic — anything, it seems, but classical. What stereotypes does classical music hold? Is it beautiful, euphonious, relaxing?

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Rezension: “Norma” Eine ganz auf die Erregungszustände der Heldin konzentrierte Aufführung

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(Written on May 17, 2017 )