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In today’s news: Dmitri Hvorostovsky dies at the age of 55, music in outer space, Bramwell Tovey becomes principal conductor of BBC Orchestra. Also, RTÉ orchestra cuts to see everywhere,  Cristian Măcelaru and Francesco Piemontesi at National Theatre Munich and Lukáš Vondráček at NDR Landesfunkhaus.

The Guardian

Why do we keep sending music to outer space?

Sónar festival is beaming cutting-edge dance music to an exoplanet 12 light years from Earth. But can such experiments ever be more than hubris? 

Classic FM

Want to feel good about the future of music? Take a look at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

As Royal Birmingham Conservatoire boasts a brand-new building and royal status, we went along to find out what they have to offer. And it’s more than just classical music…

BBC Music Magazine

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017): leading Russian baritone dies aged 55

It is with great sadness that we learn that the Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died aged 55 following a long battle with brain cancer.

BBC Concert Orchestra announces Bramwell Tovey as new principal conductor

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra music director steps into a new role.

Music Teacher

YolanDa Brown to become new Youth Music chair

Saxophonist, band leader, composer and broadcaster YolanDa Brown is to become the new chair of Youth Music.

New Scientist

Your music tastes can be changed by using magnets on your brain

Can’t stand the new Taylor Swift track? A quick jolt to the brain might change your mind.

Irish Times

RTÉ’s orchestra cuts will be seen everywhere, from weddings to schools

The devil is in the detail. When RTÉ announced its latest review of orchestral services, the man in charge of the RTÉ orchestras, Aodán Ó Dubhghaill, was quoted on the history those orchestras and the importance of orchestral life in European society.

Limelight Magazine

The Australian Chamber Orchestra plays Buckingham Palace

The Australian Chamber Orchestra wrapped up its European tour with a very special performance at Buckingham Palace on the weekend.

The full Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea

The opera may be 375 years old, but with its sex, murder, and lust for power, it feels as contemporary as the latest HBO hit.

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Antonella Manacorda dirigiert das DSO Violinseufzer

Hommage an den verstorbenen Dirigenten Jirí Belohlávek: Das DSO spielt Schumann unter der Leitung von Antonello Manacorda.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Der innere Vogel

Der gefeierte rumänische Newcomer-Dirigent Cristian Măcelaru und der Pianist Francesco Piemontesi begeistern im Münchner Nationaltheater mit einem Ungarn-Abend.

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Bei Wein, Weib und Gesang vom Leben inspirieren lassen

In der Reihe „Talente entdecken“ gastiert Lukáš Vondráček im NDR Landesfunkhaus.

Concerti

Musikalische Wiederentdeckung

Mozarts „Mitridate“-Oper verdrängte andere Fassung von der Bühne. Dabei lohnt sich auch die Opernversion von Porpora.

Le Monde

Match Franz Schubert – Philip Glass au Collège des Bernardins

Avantage à Glass dans la confrontation de ses quatuors à cordes face à ceux de Schubert, programmée jusqu’au 26 novembre, à Paris.

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Image: Dmitri Hvorostovsky © BBC Music Magazine

(Written on November 22, 2017 )

WildKat PR is thrilled to be working with Blüthner on their inaugural Piano Series. Seven virtuosi will showcase the piano with its unique Golden Tone in a series of seven recitals held at St John’s Smith Square over the 2017/18 season.

From its founding in 1853 by Julius Blüthner, the eponymous firm has remained family-run. Current CEO, Dr Christian Blüthner-Haessler, enjoyed a successful career as a cancer surgeon, before taking the reins in 1996, and being named Businessman of the Year in Germany in 2004 after just 8 years in the industry.

From its inception, Blüthner has been an innovative company, which can be seen today in its impressive range of Design Pianos, and the extraordinary PH Grand. Blüthner has also pushed boundaries exploring the mechanics of tone production, with the creation of the Aliquot string, an added fourth string which vibrates sympathetically, cylindrical soundboards, and angle cut hammers, resulting in a truly special sound.

The starry list of Blüthner advocates includes Brahms, Mahler, Bartók, Debussy, Reger, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Liberace, Stevie Wonder, and Ariana Grande.

The seven programmes held at St John’s Smith Square will be performed by outstanding talents from across the world, highlighting the versatility, depth, and character of the Blüthner instrument. Repertoire will include Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven; Tchaikovsky, Chopin, and Brahms; Stravinsky and transcriptions of Chinese music; Sjogren, Nielssen, and Nilsson. Tom Poster’s Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective will open the series performing Clara Schumann, Brahms, Schubert, and Robert Schumann.

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(Written on September 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: Catriona Morison becomes first British BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, and Alexander Papp wins Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Notes from Scotland composition competition. Honorary concert for Sir Jeffrey Tate, and Reinhard Goebel receives Bach medal. Audience at this year’s Bachfest Leipzig increases for 22,4%, and Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Catriona Morison wins BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

Scottish mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison has become the first British winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

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Alexander Papp wins RSNO composition competition

Alexander Papp has won the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s (RSNO) Notes from Scotland composition competition with his piece Progeny, inspired by Glen Coe.

The Guardian

Why not put music at the heart of education?

One of the most exciting commitments of the general election campaign was made in Jeremy Corbyn’s wonderful eve-of-election speech in Colwyn Bay, north Wales.

Welt24

Abschied von Sir Jeffrey Tate mit Schuberts „Unvollendeter“

Seit 2009 leitete Sir Jeffrey Tate die Symphoniker, am 2. Juni war der Brite in Italien an einem Herzinfarkt gestorben. Mit einem bewegenden Konzert haben seine Musiker nun Abschied genommen.

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Leipziger ‘Bachfest’ mit einem Besucherplus von 22,4%

Mit über 120 Veranstaltungen zog das diesjährige ‘Bachfest Leipzig’  insgesamt knapp 71.000 Besucher aus 41 Nationen an.

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Dirigent und Geiger Reinhard Goebel mit Bach-Medaille ausgezeichnet

Der Violinist und Dirigent Reinhard Goebel hat die Bach-Medaille der Stadt Leipzig erhalten.

Classic FM

Sir Mark Elder, Sarah Connolly, Chi-chi Nwanoku and Gerald Finley recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Stars of the classical music world have been recognised in the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours list, alongside J.K Rowling, Billy Connolly and Ed Sheeran.

El Mundo

La Junta impone sus oposiciones a conservatorios, en contra del Parlamento y de los interinos

Profesores tocan sus instrumentos ante la Delegación de Educación en Jaén en protesta contra las oposiciones.

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“Motivation, Lebensfreude, Frische und Schwung” für – Danke für diese Bilanz,

 

25 Jahre : 25 Monate lang zahlen unter 25 Jährige genau das, was ihnen der Eintritt, was ihnen ihr Kunstbesuch wert ist.

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(Written on June 19, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: music lessons have become increasingly harder to access in schools, and Urban Development has announced today (March 27) that it has secured nearly £600,000 in funding for 2017/18. Dozens of musicians from across the south have completed a unique orchestral decathlon and an interview with Christian Poltéra, Tetzlaff Quartett compares pieces from Schubert and Haydn, and Konstantin Wecker explores the history of seven songs from Puccini and Orff to Hannes Wader and Billy Joel.

The Guardian

Music education is now only for the white and the wealthy

Music lessons have become increasingly harder to access in schools. To enable more children to learn, we must stop teaching in such an academic way

The Telegraph

The Tyrannical Conductor Who Changed Music Forever

Over a career of nearly seventy years, from 1887 until his retirement in 1954, he came to dominate the musical scene like no-one else.

Music Week

Urban Development announces £600k funding boost for 2017/18

Urban Development has announced today (March 27) that it has secured nearly £600,000 in funding for 2017/18.

ITV

Musicians in Tune for Comic Relief Marathon

Dozens of musicians from across the south have completed a unique orchestral decathlon – ten well known pieces of classical music performed in one day, all for Comic Relief.

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„Das klingt wunderschön, aber das bin nicht ich”

Christian Poltéra über sein Stradivari-Cello, seinen prominenten Lehrer – und über sein erstes Konzert nach nur sieben Unterrichtsstunden

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Schubert kann sehr kalt sein

Franz Schuberts Kammermusik lässt mitunter frösteln. Doch auch Joseph Haydn lädt nicht immer zum Kuscheln ein. Das Tetzlaff Quartett stellt beide gegenüber und produziert wohlige Gänsehaut.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Manche Lieder sind textlich und musikalisch vollkommen«

Für den Liedermacher Konstantin Wecker war Musik von Puccini und Orff mindestens so wichtig wie von Hannes Wader, Mercedes Sosa und Billy Joel. Zu sieben Songs gibt es eine Geschichte.

classicfm

Student to run half marathon dressed as a viola in world record attempt

A viola student from Birmingham Conservatoire is trying to break the world record for the fastest half marathon dressed as a musical instrument.

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

5 Questions to Jace Clayton (composer, author, DJ)

Composer and author Jace Clayton is an artist in tireless pursuit of sonic inspiration.

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František Brikcius  Russian  cellist Mstislav Rostropovich (27 March 1927 – 27 April 2007)  was born 90 years ago

Stuttgarter Zeitung @StZ_NEWS SKS Russ: Die Saisonpläne 2017/18: Klassik mit Sprengkraft

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(Written on March 27, 2017 )

Today’s news: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 season collaboration. St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra reinvents Russia’s national music, and Facebook is looking for new legal music licensing management. Metropolitan Museum of Art changes executives, and Micah Holt discusses the generation gap within the classical world.

Washington Post

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic moves beyond cliches

Orchestras should not be locked into playing music of their country of origin. And yet great orchestras retain a special relationship to their national music. To hear the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra play a program of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich is tantamount to a cliche. And yet that’s what they did, under the great Yuri Temirkanov, at the Kennedy Center on Monday night, thanks to Washington Performing Arts — and you’re not going to hear either of those pieces done much better.

Classical Music Magazine

Changing the focus: International Women’s Day events

Our pick of the events celebrating the achievements of women on and around International Women’s Day.

Classic FM

This composer writes out music as it’s performed, and it’s beautifully captivating

It’s not too tricky to name classical music from or inspired by the likes of Germany, Italy, France or Russia. But what if we asked to you think of classical music from Australia? It’s a little harder…

Music Business Worldwide

Now Facebook is Hiring for a Legal Music Licensing Boss

The signals seem clear: the world’s biggest social network, with its 1.9 billion active users, is finally ready to pay something for the use of music on its platform.

NEPA Scene

VIDEO: NEPA Philharmonic trumpeter Micah Holt talks reaching millennials with classical music

Principal trumpet player Micah Holt recognises that all too well, noting that generational gap.

The New York Times

New Music From Silence for the New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, returns to its podium this week. Not coincidentally, so does new music. Cue Lera Auerbach’s Violin Concerto No. 4, written for Leonidas Kavakos and receiving its premiere at David Geffen Hall on Wednesday.

Thomas P. Campbell resigned under pressure on Tuesday as the director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, after months of growing concerns among staff members and some trustees about its financial health and his capacity to lead the largest museum in the country.

Broadway World

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series collaboration.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der sanfte Gigant

Er marschierte mit Martin Luther King und war der König des Calypsos. Heute wird der US-amerikanische Sänger und Schauspieler Harry Belafonte 90 Jahre alt. Eine Gratulation.

Concerti

Amadeus, Amadeus

Der Name Mozart zündet immer. Kein Wunder, dass jene Städte, in denen der Komponist zu Lebzeiten verweilte, mit Festivals seiner gedenken

Pizzicato

Naxos baut audiovisuelle Sparte aus

Naxos baut seine Präsenz im Video-Bereich aus. Das geht aus einer Pressemitteilung zur rezenten Label- und Händlertagung von ‘Naxos Deutschland’ hervor.

Klassik.com

Frühere Prager Operndirektorin Eva Herrmannova gestorben

Die frühere Operndirektorin des Prager Nationaltheaters, Eva Hermannová, ist tot. Sie starb bereits Mitte Februar im Alter von 87 Jahren.

Le Monde

Le streaming redonne des couleurs au marché de la musique

Le marché de la musique est effectivement sorti de son marasme. Pour la première fois depuis quinze ans, il affiche une croissance significative.

France Musique

Le chef Louis Langrée est prolongé à la tête de l’Orchestre symphonique de Cincinnati

Louis Langrée signe pour un troisième mandat avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de Cincinnati, aux Etats-Unis, un ensemble qu’il dirige depuis 2013 et qu’il s’apprête à emmener pour la première fois en tournée à l’étranger.

El Mundo

Una generación musical única, reunida en una fotografía

Cristóbal Halffter, 87 años el próximo día 24, tomó ayer el micrófono para dar voz a los protagonistas del homenaje que el Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (Inaem) había organizado en el Auditorio Nacional.

Il Fatto Quotidiano

Addio a Georges Pretre, leggenda del podio. Era il direttore d’orchestra preferito dalla Callas

Il decano dei maestri, francese, aveva 92 anni e non aveva mai smesso di dirigere: era atteso a Milano per tre concerti a marzo

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Classical Music News  AAM appoints Alexander Van Ingen as chief executive

Music History   in 1824 finishes his Octet for Strings and Winds, Op 166.

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(Written on March 1, 2017 )

In today’s news, Joshua Bell is teaming up with Sony Playstation to launch a brand new virtual reality music experience, and an interview with German soprano Simone Kermes, and an exhibition on Siegfried Wagner and his personality. Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (SHMF) takes place from 1st July to 27th August, Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick announce 2017-18 season, and Bobbi McFerren conducts and sings Vivaldi’s double cello concerto. One of Britain’s foremost orchestras is setting up the Hallé Music Free School, and Spotify begins to produce its own content beginning with three music-themed shows.

The Times

Orchestra’s new free school will give pupils a rousing education

One of Britain’s foremost orchestras is setting up the Hallé Music Free School, which promises an outstanding music education at a state school.

Music Week

Attitude Is Everything CEO Suzanne Bull appointed Government’s sector champion to the music industry

Attitude Is Everything CEO Suzanne Bull has been appointed as sector champion for the music industry to drive forward the Government’s ambition to tackle the issues faced by disabled people as consumers.

Classical Music Magazine

Leeds Lieder 2017 to explore ‘Songs of Travel’

The festival, which will take place 21-23 April, will open with a recital by baritone Simon Keenlyside and pianist and Festival artistic director Joseph Middleton, featuring Schubert’s Schwanengesang, excerpts from Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel, and songs by Sibelius.

The Guardian

Chaucer, the opera: how to make Middle English sing

Immersing himself in Chaucer’s world to write the libretto for the Tale of Januarie, Stephen Plaice found plenty of inspiration in its vivacity and unabashed bawdiness, and a writer who still has plenty to teach us today.

Tech Radar

Spotify enters the realm of original podcasts with three music-based series

It’s been a while since Spotify introduced the ability to stream podcasts through its app, but it’s now taking the next logical step and producing its own content, with the introduction of three music-themed shows.

USA Today

Joshua Bell: VR could popularize classical music

Superstar Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell is teaming up with Sony Playstation to launch a brand new virtual reality music experience on PlayStation VR.

Die Morgenpost

Simone Kermes: “Wer geht heute schon noch in die Oper?”

Am Dienstag tritt sie im Konzerthaus auf: Simone Kermes ist die Lady Gaga der Klassik. Und glaubt nicht mehr an deren Zukunft.

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Bayreuther Beziehungskisten

Wer war Siegfried Wagner? Ein Genie im Schatten? Ein politischer Duckmäuser? Das Schwule Museum Berlin begibt sich auf Spurensuche

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Musikalische Grenzen sprengen

In diesem Jahr stellt das Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (SHMF) vom 1. Juli bis zum 27. August den israelischen Mandolinenvirtuosen Avi Avital ins Zentrum seines Programms

WQXR Blog

Watch: Bobby McFerrin Conducts — and Sings — Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto

Bobby McFerrin possesses a malleable, fluid talent that’s allowed him to make a statement in a number of diverse musical stylings

boradwayworld.com

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season – Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2017-18 season.

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Classical Music News‏  Death of a vital Italian modernist

Music History   in 1876 FP of Edvard ‘s incidental music for Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt.

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(Written on February 24, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to share news of our continuing collaboration with pianist Sunwook Kim.

Sunwook Kim is a South Korean pianist living in London. He came to international recognition aged just eighteen, when he won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006, becoming the youngest winner for 40 years. Since then, he has established a reputation as one of the finest pianists of his generation, appearing as a concerto soloist in the subscription series of some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra (John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Marek Janowski), and Tokyo Philharmonic.  

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WildKat PR has worked with label Accentus Music for over 5 years. Earlier in 2016, we were asked to promote Sunwook’s second solo album (Franck & Brahms), released on Accentus Music, which was praised for its ‘pristine clarity’ and ‘emotional resonance’ (Gramophone, March 17, 2016). We also launched his Facebook page, and continue to manage his social media channels.  

This time around, we are looking forward to promoting Sunwook’s upcoming solo recital in London’s Wigmore Hall on Tuesday 25th October.  His erudite approach to programming will be reflected in works by Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven, charting artistic creativity in Vienna from the arrival of Mozart to the death of Schubert.

At the moment Sunwook is on tour in Japan and South Korea, and prior to his Wigmore recital will perform Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony. Keep up to date with all of Sunwook’s news through his Facebook, Twitter, and website.

(Written on September 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Telegraph claim that Schubert is needed now more than ever, Leif Ove Andsnes films a video guide to Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, and Seymour Lipkin dies aged 88. Also, Susanna Eastburn reflects on the results of this year’s composer commissioning survey

Telegraph

Schubert is needed now more than ever

The composer Franz Schubert died on November 19 1828, aged only 31

The New York Times

Seymour Lipkin, Pianist and Conductor, Dies at 88

Seymour Lipkin, a pianist and conductor widely admired in both roles for his acute, deliberately unflashy musicianship, died on Monday in Blue Hill, Me

BBC

Why you can’t stream Adele’s new album 25

Adele’s 25 is expected to be the best selling album of the year, but currently you won’t be able to listen to it on music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music

Classic FM

Leif Ove Andsnes’ video guide to Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto

Leif Ove Andsnes is one of the today’s greatest living pianists – and he’s particularly brilliant when it comes to Beethoven

Classical Music Magazine

Value judgment

As Sound and Music publishes its second composer commissioning survey, chief executive Susanna Eastburn reflects on what, if anything, has changed

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Christiane Karg mit Bayerischem Kulturpreis ausgezeichnet

Die Sopranistin Christiane Karg wurde gestern in Essenbach bei Landshut mit dem Bayerischem Kulturpreis ausgezeichnet. Neben ihrer herausragenden Rolle als Künstlerin wurde die Sängerin auch für ihr Engagement für die Kultur geehrt

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Deutscher Kulturförderpreis 2015 geht an heristo ag, Carl Bechstein Stiftung und PSD Bank Hannover eG

Zum 10. Mal vergibt der Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e. V. gemeinsam mit seinen Partnern Süddeutsche Zeitung und Handelsblatt den Deutschen Kulturförderpreis an Unternehmen

Klassik.com

Quartetto Lyskamm gewinnt 52. Possehl-Wettbewerb

Das Quartetto Lyskamm hat den 52. Possehl-Wettbewerb an der Musikhochschule Lübeck gewonnen. Das Ensemble überzeugte die Jury mit Kammermusik von Schubert, Haydn, Beethoven und Verdi

El Pais

Los Grammy Latinos premian a la memoria de Paco de Lucía

‘Entre 20 aguas’, disco homenaje al guitarrista español fallecido en 2014, recibe el reconocimiento al Mejor Álbum de Música Flamenca

Classicalite

Mark O’Connor Talks Method, American Music and Summer Camp

Mark O’Connor has allotted himself the time and patience to craft an entire new perspective on American string education. A Grammy-winning composer and violin virtuoso, his ability to revolutionize an entire genre of performance teaching is unfettered

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Sinfini MusicAt a time of violence, Paris turns to music:

BBC Radio 3Today’s choice for the Music Box is Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir – what would you like added?

The Strad : Video: Baroque gives a bowing masterclass for in 2014

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(Written on November 20, 2015 )

Schubert (1797 – 1828) wrote over 600 Lieder, some of which became immediately popular, whilst others remained unknown until after his death.

Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, composers including Schumann, Brahms, Wolf and Richard Strauss also wrote Lieder, and they all acknowledged Schubert as the pioneer of the form. Unfortunately, Goethe (1749-1832) never opened a package of Schubert’s Lieder, which was sent to him in 1816. Had he done so, Schubert would probably have become well known further afield while he was still alive. 

Schubert set to music the works of a wide range of poets and Goethe in particular was a constant inspiration. Goethe had a special interest in the relationship between poetry and music; to him, music was essential. In a letter from 1822, he wrote: “He who does not love music does not deserve to be called a human being; he who merely loves it is only half a human being; but he who makes music is a whole human being.” The musicality of his poetry attracted many composers.

Here are some of Schubert – Goethe’s most famous compositions.

Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel): written when Schubert was just 17 years old. The music is set to a text from Goethe’s Faust, in which Gretchen is anxious about her love for Faust, whom she barely knows. This is Schubert’s first setting of a text by Goethe.

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Heidenroeslein (Wild Rose): this is a very sweet piece, and you can hear elements of German folk song which, along with a sense of unaffected simplicity and closeness to nature, were important for composers of Lieder.

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Der Erlkoenig (The Erlking): this was the first of Schubert’s works to be published. The text tells a dark tale of the death of a young boy who encounters a supernatural being. Schubert uses different vocal ranges, as one singer unusually plays all four characters.

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Goethe measured the success of a Lied by whether the meaning of the text had been produced in musical form. In his renditions, Schubert unites his music with Goethe’s words successfully, just as Goethe would have wished.

 

(Written on November 2, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Simon Rattle conducts the Young Orchestra for London – in pictures

On the Sunday of his London Residency, Sir Simon Rattle conducted the first-ever Young Orchestra for London – 100 Londoners aged 11-21, of mixed abilities, representing each of the city’s 33 boroughs

The Independent

The one-armed concert pianist: Nicholas McCarthy on Britain’s Got Talent and the Proms

Despite being born with one arm, Nicholas McCarthy has fulfilled his ambition to become a concert pianist. His next goal is to be taken more seriously, he tells Nick Duerden

The Telegraph

Sorry, Simon, London doesn’t need another concert hall

Ivan Hewett rejects Simon Rattle’s claim that London needs a new concert hall where orchestras can ‘flourish’

It’s Never Too Late to… Take Up Piano

Schubert might have been a bit younger when he started playing the piano, but Lionel Kelly is giving it a shot in his seventies

The Strad

Calling Canadian violinists and cellists: applications now open for Musical Instrument Bank

The Canadian organisation loans fine instruments and bows to musicians every three years

Klassik.com

Dirigent Gustaf Sjökvist ist tot

Schwedischer Chorleiter, Organist und Hochschullehrer wurde 71 Jahre alt

neue musikzeitung

Die Entdeckung des englischen Komponisten John Foulds

Mystische Ekstase und „West Meets East“

Washington Post

Gourmet Symphony: Wining and dining a new audience for classical music

D.C.’s new Gourmet Symphony pairs gourmet food and drink with classical music to give audiences a new, more welcoming musical experience.

La Croix

Le « Voyage Beethoven » du pianiste Leif Ove Andsnes

Depuis quatre ans sur les routes avec le Mahler Chamber Orchestra, l’artiste a joué dans 108 villes de 27 pays où il a parallèlement fait découvrir la musique à des enfants sourds.

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Marc Clémeur anticipe son départ

Il entend privilégier le casting et la quête de nouveaux talents lyriques : Marc Clémeur annonce son départ de la direction de l’Opéra du Rhin en septembre 2016.

Classicalite

Professor Eduardo Miranda and Slime Mold Duo to Premiere ‘Biocomputer Music’ at ‘Biomusic’ in March

For Brazilian scientist and composer Professor Eduardo Miranda, his new breakthrough in science is rather offbeat. His new piece, Biocomputer Music, explores the changes in slime mold as it responds to music.

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Warwick Commission @UoWcommission :The cultural and creative sector can claim irrefutable success as creator of value – economic, social, and international #enrichinggb

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall :Interesting collection, with some musical connections if you have a closer look and, oh, Good Morning

Royal College Music @RCMLatest : Arcangelo #Corelli was born on this day 362 years ago. Pay his portrait, and others, a visit in our #Museum of Music

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Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic: Photograph: Chris Christodoulou/BBC

 

 

(Written on February 17, 2015 )