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In today’s news: Spotify remains at a loss despite 75 million paying subscribers, RSNO orchestra to play along viewing of Jaws, combined music-rights database provides more transparency, Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner, almost half UK orchestral musicians cannot make ends meet, and British conductor Sir Roger Norrington as guest of Deutsches Symphonie Orchester.

Classical Music

Craig Armstrong signs to Decca for new studio album

The award-winning film composer Craig Armstrong OBE is to release a studio album as part of a major new deal with Decca Records.

Music Business Worldwide

Global Music Rights Database Pilot Launched with top music companies

A raft of top music companies including, Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell, BMG and Global Music Rights, have joined a pilot by tech startup JAAK, which provides a shared data network that aims to create a public record of rights and a fixed audit trail.

Choir and Organ

Genesis Foundation announces premieres inspired by the Eton Choirbook

Harry Christophers & The Sixteen are to premiere new Genesis Foundation commissions by Sir James MacMillan and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs.

The Times

Liam Scarlett on remaking Swan Lake for the Royal Ballet

The choreographer tells Debra Craine what to expect of the Royal Ballet’s first new take on the classic for 30 years

Evening Times

Jaws to be screened with live orchestra

The movie is to be projected onto the big screen with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) playing one of cinema’s greatest ever music soundtracks.

 

Science Daily

Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner

What happens in a crocodile’s brain when it hears complex sounds? An international research team has provided the answer to this question. 

Slipped Disc

UK classical musicians ‘cannot make ends meet’

A survey of 285 musicians in seven orchestras across the UK has found that 44 percent struggle to pay their bills.

Der Tagesspiegel

Das Beste kommt zum Schluss

Martinů  und Mozart: Der britische Dirigent Sir Roger Norrington zu Gast beim Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester.

BR Klassik

Über 300 Millionen mehr eingeplant

Der Bund will dieses Jahr gut 300 Millionen Euro mehr für Kultur und Medien ausgeben als laut Regierungsentwurf im Vorjahr, dies teilte die Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters am Donnerstag mit. 

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Spotify gewinnt fünf Millionen Abo-Kunden im Quartal

Der Musikstreaming-Marktführer Spotify hat im vergangenen Quartal fünf Millionen zahlende Abo-Kunden hinzugewonnen und steckt trotzdem weiterhin tief in den roten Zahlen fest.

Pizzicato

Erste Bayreuther Opern Uraufführung seit Parsifal

Der österreichische Komponist Klaus Lang (*1971) komponierte auf Initiative von Katharina Wagner für die Bayreuther Festspiele 2018 die Oper ‘der verschwundene hochzeiter’, nach einer niederösterreichischen Sage. 

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Liam Scarlett with Lauren Cuthbertson © Chris McAndrew for The Times

(Written on May 4, 2018 )

Your Call… is a new music theatre work that explores our relationship with the digital realm and how it intimately, and increasingly disruptively, intersects with our lives. Using both live and synthetic voices, the opera follows the online identity of the single character, called The Woman. The voices on the other end of her phone seem different to normal; they seem to know things about her that she has not told them. Yet they are all competing for her attention in contradictory ways. Can The Woman, sung in dual iterations by Mezzo Sopranos Lisa J. Coates and Hai-Ting Chinn, work out what is going?

The opera was created and written by Kevin Jones who was inspired by his work as part of the CreST (Creative Speech Technology) Network: a research project at the University of York. Experts and practitioners from the scientific and artistic fields, all with a particular interest in the voice, began to explore the intersections between the two disciplines. The goal was the build a common language using voice technology. ‘Articulatewas the result of this collaboration and was the first ever concert to feature live and synthetic voices. It was here, at the same concert in 2013 at the Woodend Gallery in Scarborough, that the first snippets of ‘Your Call…’ were heard.

The complete work, with choreography by Joy Kellman, will have its premiere at Tête à Tête later this year, having been extensively developed since its inaugural performance in 2014: the addition of a second singer, and, a much larger stage design. This includes a potential skateboard and video projections, created by Hannah Wasileski, to further highlight the volatility of online identity,

Performances take place on 8th and 9th August 2015 at Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival, King’s Place, London. Keep up to date with the project on the website, Facebook and Twitter.

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(Written on April 25, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, watch Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim play the last movement of Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos. Another pianist, Lang Lang, also speaks to the Guardian about his musical tastes which includes Pharrell and Bernstein. Elsewhere, there is an obituary for Brian Couzens, the founder of Chandos Records. He was also a champion in classical music recordings for audio engineering. Dolly the Sheep also features in today’s classical news: Steve Reich and Beryl Korot’s video-opera Three Tales comes to the Science Museum in London. It is the first opera to ever be performed live at an IMAX Theatre. Also, can you spot a Strad? Classic FM’s new game puts your ear to the test.

The Guardian

Watch Argerich and Barenboim perform the final movement of Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos – video

Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, two legendary musicians – both born in Buenos Aires in the early 1940s – are friends and musical partners.

Facing the music: Lang Lang

Kempff and Kleiber, Rubinstein and Bernstein, and getting Happy with Pharrell – pianist Lang Lang on the music that inspires him

Classical Music Magazine

Obituary: Brian Couzens, 17 January 1933 ‒ 17 April 2015

Brian Couzens, the founder of Independent label Chandos Records and for three decades a standard-setter in audio engineering of the classical recording industry, has died after a short illness. He was 82.

Sinfini

Dolly the Sheep will make a surprise reappearance in London this week, as a Steve Reich opera examining the increasing dominance of science in society receives a performance at the world-famous Science Museum. 

Three Tales is the result of a creative collaboration between the minimalist composer Reich and his wife, the pioneering video artist Beryl Korot.

Classic FM

Blind test: can you recognise the sound of a Stradivarius?

Just how good does a Stradivarius sound, and could you pick one out in a blind test? The Strad magazine staged one to find out.

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Das junge Gesicht der Alten Musik

Jazz, Renaissance, Moderne: Nuria Rial ist offen für Vieles – doch ihr Herz gehört den Arien des Barocks

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Pietari Inkinen Named Chief Conductor Of The Japan Philharmonic

Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen (he turns 35 by the end of the month) has been named the Chief Conductor of The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.

Pereira wärmt alte Ideen auf: Oper auf dem Flughafen

Der Intendant der Mailänder Scala, Alexander Pereira, will im September 2015 die Oper ‘L’elisir d’amore’ von Gaetano Donizetti am Mailänder Flughafen Malpensa aufführen.

klassik.com

Deutscher Pianistenpreis für Yekwon Sunwoo

Der Koreaner Yekwon Sunwoo (26) ist vom “International Piano Forum” mit dem Deutschen Pianistenpreis ausgezeichnet worden.

Le Figaro

Des mélomanes pas toujours dans le tempo

Le nouveau public de la Philharmonie de Paris applaudit parfois à des moments jugés inopportuns par ceux qui maîtrisent les codes du concert. Mais qu’importe le rituel  si l’enthousiasme est là!

NPR Music

Julia Wolfe Wins Music Pulitzer For ‘Anthracite Fields’

Julia Wolfe, a composer associated with the new-music collective Bang on a Can, has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for Anthracite Fields.

MIT Technology Review

What Makes a Violin Powerful

Study identifies features that boost a violin’s sound.

Twitter

Phil Miller ‏@PhilipJEMiller : Big announcement for Scottish Opera today, unveiling it’s new music director.

Opera Rara ‏@OperaRara : Missed Sir Mark Elder on @MusicMattersR3 on Sat? Catch up here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qyhfz … – inc an extract from our new release #LesMartyrs

Opera North ‏@Opera_North : WOW. As if #singing #QueenoftheNight isn’t HARD enough, try hanging upside down by silks. @rainellesara #coloratura http://bit.ly/1D93NuI 

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Lang Lang. Photo: Pro Musica

(Written on April 21, 2015 )

Guardian

Classical grammys: wins for Adès, Schneider and Minnesota Orchestra

Maria Schneider’s song cycle triumphed in two categories, while Metropolitan Opera’s recording of Adès’s opera beat strong competition.

NPR

New music shines at classical grammy Awards

New music compositions and performers receive an impressive number of awards at the classical grammys.

The Journal 

Newcastle University scientists work with pianist to treat ‘musical hallucinations’

A pianist who persistently hears classical music by Bach in her head could hold the key to a breakthrough in treating a rare ear condition. The woman is one of only a handful of people to experience “musical hallucinations” as a result of tinnitus and claims she also hears Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore echoing in her ears.

BBC News

Making music videos ‘helps young cancer patients cope’

Music therapy can help teenagers and young people cope better when faced with treatment for cancer, a study in Cancer journal suggests. American researchers followed the experiences of a group of patients aged 11-24 as they produced a music video over three weeks.

The Strad

100 stringed instruments stolen from a property in Bremen, Germany

A collection of 100 string instruments worth €150,000, including violins, violas, cellos and viols by Leopold Widhalm, Emile Laurent and Emile Germain, has been stolen from the home of a dealer in Bremen, Germany.

Die Zeit

Wie eine kokette Ballerina

Olga Scheps entdeckt für sich die Klavierkonzerte von Chopin.

The Strad

The Strad

(Written on January 28, 2014 )

The Independent

Sole bidder in the frame as decision on HMV’s fate draws near

The future of HMV, the failed entertainment chain, is likely to be decided over the coming days.

Classic FM

Music for Archbishop’s Enthronement revealed

Bach, Tallis, Tippett, Walton and more feature in the programme for the Enthronement service for the new Archbishop Of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

Huffington Post

Together, Science and Art Can Provide Answers in Search for Truth

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of UCF this year, we are reminded that the core benefit of an upper-level education is the opportunity to pursue and obtain insight and knowledge over blindness and ignorance.

Gramophone

LSO announces second free concert in London’s Trafalgar Square

BMW LSO Open Air Classics event focuses on works by Berlioz

Classical Music Magazine

Winners announced for the inaugural Music Teacher Awards

On 20 March 2013 the winners were announced for the first ever Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.

Music Week

Stuart Galbraith joins Association of Independent Festivals

Kilimanjaro Live CEO Stuart Galbraith has joined the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) as a board member.

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(Written on March 22, 2013 )