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In today’s news: the difference between Catholic and Protestant church music, and no permission for project ‘tear down this wall!’. Union Verdi and the German Orchestra Union make the Berlin Senate reconsider situation of honorary music teachers. European Union Baroque Orchestra moves to Belgium post-Brexit. Intelligent headphones, and is the ‘classical’ music label relevant in 2017?

The Times

Musicians rally together in light of attack at MEN arena

Manchester’s music stars reacted with shock to last night’s terrorist attack and praised the city’s resilience in the face of tragedy.

Wired

Artificially intelligent headphones could “understand” ambient sound

Fuji and Yamaha create concept headphones that would use ‘A.I.’ to comprehend and geo-tag music, which could then be played back when the listener revisits the location.

The Stage

Opera Holland Park prepares for varied summer programme

“What was originally three months has turned into fifteen years,” says Director Michael Volpe on Opera Holland Park’s enduring success.

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Is the ‘Classical’ music label outdated?

Kate Molleson reports on how the ‘classical’ music label is proving outdated for many of today’s creative artists and speaks to several musicians for whom the whole notion of genre is entirely irrelevant.

New York Times

ABC prepares to broadcast musical remake of ‘Dirty Dancing’

New production hopes to maintain many of the key elements of the original film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Worin unterscheidet sich katholische von protestantischer Kirchenmusik?

Das ist doch die richtige Frage zum Lutherjahr: Sind Katholiken und Protestanten im musikalischen Lob des Herrn ökumenisch vereint oder nicht? Die Antwort mag überraschen.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Einseitige Grenzenlosigkeit

Keine Genehmigung für das Projekt „Tear Down This Wall!“ auf amerikanischer Seite der Mauer in San Diego. Das Konzert findet trotzdem statt.

NMZ

Verdi fordert mehr Geld und bessere Konditionen für freie Musiklehrer

Die Gewerkschaft Verdi und die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung (DOV) haben den Berliner Senat aufgefordert, die soziale Situation der Honorarkräfte unter den Musiklehrern zu verbessern.

WQXR

The European Union Baroque Orchestra moves to Belgium post-Brexit

The consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union aren’t just political.

Le Monde

Mort de la violoncelliste russe Natalia Chakhovskaïa

Cette éminente pédagogue avait succédé à Rostropovitch comme chef de chaire au Conservatoire Tchaïkovski de Moscou.

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@MusicMagazine: ‘Don’t apologise for classical music’s complexity – that’s its strength’ – ‘s Alan Davey

Photo: Fritz Curzon

(Written on May 23, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: 12-year-old schoolboy wins university music scholarship, Music Director of the Flagstaff Symphony announced, Doris Day turns 95 –  two years too early, missing part of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony was found, 13 classical music movies to see, Simon Russell Beale interview, Castelucci staged Bach’s Matthaeus-Passion, Twitter campaign about classical music and New York Philharmonic changed with new director?

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Karajan Fellow Named Music Director Of The Flagstaff Symphony

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (Arizona. U.S.) has announced the appointment of Charles Latshaw as the new Music Director, from 1 July.

The Guardian

‘Age is just a number’: Doris Day turns 95 – two years earlier than planned

Doris Day turns 95 on Monday – something that came as a surprise even to her, as she had until this weekend believed herself to be about to turn 93.

Classicfm

Musicologists have found a missing part of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

A chance find in a Vienna apartment has uncovered a crucial fragment of Schubert’s score, and an orchestral recording of the now-complete score for the third movement has been made.

The Telegraph

Oxford’s youngest organist: 12-year-old schoolboy wins university music scholarship

A 12-year-old boy has become the youngest person to play the organ for an Oxford University college after winning a musical scholarship.

Cmuse

13 Best Classical Music Movies

Movie inspires us, entertains us and convinces us about the subjects that are important in our life. The classical music has always been an important part of the movie for decades.

Broadwayworld

Simon Russell Beale Talks Classical Music and “The Soldier’s Tale”

Alongside a lauded acting career – he will reprise his Prospero when the RSC’s The Tempest comes to the Barbican this summer – Simon Russell Beale has retained his passion for classical music, through projects like BBC series Sacred Music.

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Im Zeichen des Thomaners

Er darf in der Osterzeit nicht fehlen: Theaterkünstler Romeo Castellucci inszeniert J.S. Bachs Matthäus-Passion. Die musikalische Leitung übernimmt Kent Nagano

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Mendelssohn-Manuskript in Zürich versteigert

Handschrift wurde für 180.000 Schweizer Franken verkauft

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175. Geburtstag mit Coup: New Yorker Philharmoniker mit neuer Chefin

Zum 175. Geburtstag plagt sich das renommierte Orchester allerdings mit Problemen. Bringt die neue Chefin die Wende?

The New York Times

Peak Performances Devotes Season to Works by Women

When Kaija Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin” opened at the Metropolitan Opera in December, it was the first opera by a woman to be performed at the Met in 113 years.

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

5 Questions About #HearAllComposers

On March 14, 2017, Irish composers Amanda Feery, Emma O’Halloran, and Finola Merivale started a tweet storm aimed at ensembles and music organizations in Ireland for the lack of gender, racial, and socio-economic diversity on their concert programs.

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Music History today_classical in 1871 FP in US of ‘s ópera Lohengrin in NYC.

Manuskript von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, © Koller Auktionen

(Written on April 3, 2017 )

Spanish composer and WildKat artist Jorge Grundman’s second CD has been released in the UK today. The world premiere of A Mortuis Resurgere (The Resurrection of Christ) is concerned with directness of expression and focusses on acoustic effects, intended to be performed in sacred buildings.

Featuring the Brodsky Quartet and soprano Susana Cordón, this is Jorge’s first release for Chandos records.

A Mortuis articulates Jorge’s scientific interests through its structure and arrangement – although composed in a single movement, the work has been imagined in three parts: the Gospel, the Creed and the celebration or Hosanna. In tune with its religious character, it has been conceived for performance in churches with very long reverberation, and has been composed with a reverberation time of four to five seconds in mind – ensuring that, in performance, the voice does not become unintelligible.

“Because this was a continuation of the work of Haydn, I decided to begin right where he had finished off, with the earthquake. I imagined a cloud of dust shrouding the sunlight. Little by little the dust falls to the ground and, after the emotional impact caused by someone’s death, the atmosphere fills with sadness and uncertainty.”

Written in 2013, A Mortuis was recently awarded First Place in the Instrumental Category of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC), and will also be released in the US later this month.

See Arts Wrap for the latest review.

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(Written on June 2, 2014 )