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In today’s classical news: Scottish Opera is hoping to attract young visitors, female opera stars are paid according to how naked they get onstage, Swiss cellist Daniel Pezzotti dies aged 55.  Staatsoper closes again, censorship of Anna-Lena Schnabel in German public television.

The Times

‘Wear your trainers to the opera’

In years gone by anyone arriving in the dress circle wearing jeans or trainers could expect to be met with rolled eyes and raised voices. But Scottish Opera is hoping to kill off the perception that the genre is the province of sneering elitists.

The Telegraph

Opera has a race problem, but we can’t let bullies censor artists

The rage to censor art is as old as art itself. Since the time of Plato, moralisers have tried to ban certain sorts of music or painting or opera, because they corrupted the moral fibre of the people, encouraged seditious thoughts, or disrespected a monarch. However, the urge to ban has recently taken a new turn.

Classic FM

Female opera stars are paid according to how naked they get onstage

In a bid to save money over the course of the season, female actresses have been told they’ll get a pay cut for wearing a bra – rather than nipple tassels – on stage.

The Strad

Swiss cellist Daniel Pezzotti dies aged 55

Versatile musician with presence in the worlds of classical, jazz and beyond, dies after illness.

Sportz Egde

Yale football player Alex Galland did not kneel; he played trumpet with the band during the national anthem

With all the controversy and divisiveness generated by the current wave of protests during the playing of the national anthem at football games, this story may come as a welcome relief to many of those who are following these events.

Der Tagesspiegel

Warten auf Gretel

Nach ihrem fünftägigen “Präludium” hat die Staatsoper gleich wieder geschlossen, damit die letzten Sanierungsarbeiten ausgeführt werden können. Aber was machen die Mitarbeiter in der Zeit? Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen.

Die Zeit

Was der NDR glaubt, nicht senden zu können

Der Preis, den man für einen Echo Jazz bezahlen muss: Ein 3sat-Dokumentarfilm porträtiert die Saxofonistin Anna-Lena Schnabel und zeigt, wie das Fernsehen Musik zensiert.

Musik heute

Donaueschinger Musiktage enden mit Konzert und Preisen

Mit Uraufführungen von Bunita Marcus, Marton Illes und Chaya Czernowin sind am Sonntagabend die Donaueschinger Musiktage zu Ende gegangen. Komponist Illes wurde am Schlusstag auch mit dem Preis des SWR Symphonieorchesters ausgezeichnet. Der bildende Künstler Olaf Nicolai erhielt zudem den Karl-Sczuka-Preis für Hörspiel als Radiokunst.

El País

Bernard Haitink: “Si quiere una vida tranquila, no dirija ópera”

El legendario director de orquesta holandés, de 88 años, repasa su trayectoria antes de inaugurar la temporada de Ibermúsica al frente de la Sinfónica de Londres

Pizzicato

Renovierung des ‘Grand Théâtre de Genève’ verzögert sich

So wie es das ‘Deutsche Wunder’ nicht mehr gibt, so ist auch kein Verlass mehr auf die Schweizer Pünktlichkeit: Die Renovierungsarbeiten im ‘Grand Théâtre de Genève’ werden voraussichtlich vier Monate länger dauern als geplant, teilte die Stadt Genf mit. Die Wiedereröffnung des Gebäudes ist jetzt für Mitte Januar 2019 vorgesehen.

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  in 1801 Death of German Johann Gottlieb in Dresden

Image: Times photographer James Glossop

(Written on October 23, 2017 )

In today’s news: first BBC proms outside of London since 1930, the German union enters the Berlin Philharmonic and the opera foundation, and on an island in the middle of the Seine lies the new futuristic looking concert hall of Paris. The Berliner Staatsoper won’t reopen until December, and Houston Symphony celebrates legacy of Prince. Four international orchestras debut at the 78th ‘Quincena musical de San Sebastián’.

The Guardian

BBC Proms to travel to Hull to mark year as City of Culture

Director says first Prom outside London since 1930 is great opportunity to make a statement about event being for whole UK.

The Telegraphs

Ella Fitzgerald: celebrating the standard-bearer of swing 100 years after her birth

For defiant joyousness capable of touching both the expert and inexpert ear, for a balm to the soul, Fitzgerald is, truly, the First Lady of Jazz.

Rhinegold

Sue Sturrock appointed as ISM president 2017/18

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has appointed Sue Sturrock, former director of communications at the Royal College of Music (RCM) and founder-director of Music Talks, as president for 2017/18.

The Scotsman

Classical music: New operatic season promises joyous escape, but what is going on with Glasgow Life?

Scottish Opera and all the main Scottish orchestras have now released their 2017-18 season brochures, and the prospects for classical buffs, between autumn and spring next year, are looking like the joyous escape we’ll need from the interminable political fisticuffs of Brexit and Indyref2.

BWW classical World

Houston Symphony Celebrates Legacy of Prince

The Houston Symphony celebrates the life and musical contributions of pop culture icon Prince on July 15 with an exceptional symphonic tribute to the artist’s eclectic music, complete with orchestra, live band and featured vocalist Marshall Charloff.

Der Tagesspiegel

Hauptstadtvertrag – Der Klang des Geldes

Der Bund steigt unter anderem bei den Berliner Philharmonikern und der Opernstiftung mit ein. Wie reagiert die Klassikszene auf den Geldfluss?

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Klingender Kreuzfahrtriese

Auf einer Insel inmitten der Seine liegt die neue, futuristisch aussehende Pariser Konzerthalle.

Berliner Staatsoper startet Regelbetrieb erst im Dezember

Berlin (MH) – Die Berliner Staatsoper wird ihren regulären Spielbetrieb erst am 7. Dezember aufnehmen. Das teilten die Bau- und die Kulturverwaltung Berlins am Montag mit. Am 3. Oktober soll zwar die Wiedereröffnung gefeiert werden.

El mundo

Cuatro orquestas internacionales debutan en la 78 Quincena Musical de San Sebastián

Cerca de 70 propuestas, enmarcadas en 11 ciclos, conforman la origramación de la 78 Quincena Musical de San Sebastián que se desarrollará durante todo el mes de agosto en la capital guipuzcoana.

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Music History   in 1801 finishes & FP The Seasons at the Schwasrtzenberg Palace

Classical Music News  Quartet cancels Canada ‘due to an immigration issue’

El director de orquesta vitoriano, Juanjo Mena, photo credit: Javier Barbancho

(Written on April 24, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Jo Dipple, current UK Music’s Chief Executive is to step down in June. The Barbican has announced its 2017/18 season. Royal Northern College of Music appoints Graham Vick CBE as its first international chair of opera. Jeremy Denk Named Milton Court Artist in Residence. Winners of Scottish Opera’s Opera Sparks 2018 competition have been announced. Also, find out the 16 most essential concertos that you should know about that Classic FM summed up!

Classical Music Magazine

UK chief executive to step down

Jo Dipple is to step down as chief executive of UK Music in June after five years in the role.

Barbican announces 2017/18 season

The Barbican’s 2017/18 season will include a composer focus on Esa-Pekka Salonen, the UK premiere of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, and a ten-day celebration to mark Sir Simon Rattle’s inaugural season as London Symphony Orchestra music director and artist-in-association with the Barbican and Guildhall School.

Music Teacher Magazine

RNCM appoints first international chair of opera

The Royal Northern College of Music has appointed director Graham Vick CBE as its first international chair of opera. He will take up the position in September 2017, offering tuition, masterclasses and coaching each term.

Opera Now Magazine

Opera Sparks 2018 winners announced

The winners of Scottish Opera’s Opera Sparks 2018 competition have been announced.

Classic FM

These are the 16 most essential concertos in all of classical music

Find out 16 most essential concertos that Classic FM summed up!

Nonesuch Journal

Jeremy Denk Named Milton Court Artist in Residence in Barbican’s 2017–18 Classical Music Season

The Barbican Centre in London has announced its 2017–18 Classic Music concert season, in which pianist Jeremy Denk will be Artist in Residence at Milton Court Concert Hall.

BR Klassik

“Eine unheimliche attraktive Farbenwelt” – das Phänomen Synästhesie

Ein Akkord wird blau, ein Klavierton zum Quadrat: Wer beim Musikhören Farben oder Formen sieht, wird als Synästhetiker bezeichnet. Etwa einer von tausend Menschen hat diese besondere Form der Wahrnehmung. Aber wie entsteht Synästhesie? Und was läuft in den Gehirnen von Synästhetikern anders ab? BR-KLASSIK hat mit Synästhetikern und Wissenschaftlern gesprochen.

Die Presse

Bassbariton Grochowski nach “Walküre”-Premiere gestorben

Bei der Premiere der “Walküre” in Wiesbaden hatte Gerd Grochowski noch Ovationen erhalten, einen Tag später ist er im Alter von 60 Jahren unerwartet verstorben. Er hatte wegen starker Schmerzen im Herzbereich den Notarzt gerufen, der nur noch den Tod feststellen konnte.

Der Tagesspiegel

Eine feste Burg ist unser Lied

Das Bundesjugendorchester widmet sich in Berlin seinem zweiten Gemeinschaftsprojekt: der Reformation. Die Ergebnisse sind von durchwachsener Qualität.

France Musique

Simon Rattle défend le projet d’une nouvelle salle de concert à Londres

Lors de la présentation des grandes lignes de la prochaine saison de l’Orchestre symphonique de Londres, Simon Rattle a largement défendu le projet de construction d’une nouvelle salle de concert dans la capitale britannique.

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New York Times Arts @nytimesarts A 300-seat music hall in the South Bronx to honor the history of music that formed there https://t.co/F5OfYFJdoa

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg  items found inside 110-year-old in UK https://t.co/h4INyea43U

klassik.com @klassikcom Tomasz Skweres gewinnt Tonali Kompositionspreis

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(Written on January 18, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, applications open for £10,000 Rhinegold Charity Fund, government in Beijing boosts growth in classical music, and violinist Charlie Siem strikes a high note in fashion. Also, Mozart sells most CDs in 2016 and Soundcloud starts subscription service to compete with Spotify and Apple Music.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for £10,000 Rhinegold Charity Fund

Charities operating within the music sector are invited to submit their applications for the Rhinegold Charity Fund 2017/18.

Music Teacher Magazine

Scottish Opera to bring Burns opera to primary schools

Thousands of primary school pupils across Scotland will rehearse and perform an opera based on Robert Burns’ poem Tam o’ Shanter as part of Scottish Opera’s annual primary schools tour.

RCM announces David Lang residency

The Royal College of Music has announced David Lang as composer-in-residence for its American-focused spring 2017 season.

Australian Financial Review

Government in Beijing boosts growth – in classical music

This month, New York’s David Geffen Hall will welcome a visiting orchestra on a tour including other top venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco. But the guest orchestra is not the Berlin Philharmonic or one of Europe’s other esteemed ensembles. It is the China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), founded in Beijing a mere 16 years ago.

The New York Times

The Violinist Charlie Siem Strikes a High Note in Fashion

Read about British Violinist Charlie Siem’s interview with The New York Times, as the violin virtuoso not only is successful in classical music, but now also strikes a high note in Fashion.

Der Tagesspiegel

Kommen und Bleiben

Das Berliner Chefdirigentenkarussell dreht sich. Einer hat jetzt verkündet, dass er bleibt: Donald Runnicles verlängert seinen Vertrag an der Deutschen Oper.

NDR

Auf Klangsafari in der Elbphilharmonie

Jedes Hamburger Schulkind sollte mindestens einmal in der Elbphilharmonie gewesen sein, so hatte es sich Hamburgs Erster Bürgermeister Olaf Scholz gewünscht. Mit den musikvermittelnden Angeboten der Elbphilharmonie könnte dieses Ziel gelingen.

Spiegel Online

Mozart verkauft 2016 die meisten CDs

Ein vor 225 Jahren verstorbener Musiker entpuppt sich als Megaseller der Gegenwart: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart hat 2016 die meisten CDs verkauft. Allerdings nur mithilfe eines kleinen Rechentricks.

Klassik.com

Linksextreme protestieren vor Mailänder Scala

Vor der Mailänder Scala haben anlässlich der Spielzeiteröffnung linksextreme Gruppen protestiert. Die Demonstranten forderten mehr Sozialwohnungen und Beschäftigung, darüber hinaus riefen sie Parolen gegen die Regierung des scheidenden Regierungspräsidenten Matteo Renzi.

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Soundcloud startet Abo-Dienst auch in Deutschland

Der Berliner Musikdienst Soundcloud bringt sein Abo-Angebot auch nach Deutschland. Die Firma will gegen die Marktführer Spotify und Apple Music mit einem breiteren Angebot punkten: Neben den üblichen rund 30 Millionen Songs aus den Katalogen der Musikindustrie sind auf der Plattform viele Titel weniger bekannter Künstler sowie einige exklusive Aufnahmen von Stars zu finden.

Musik Heute

Raubkunstverdacht bei Geige – Stiftung soll 100.000 Euro zahlen

Im Fall einer möglicherweise von den Nazis geraubten wertvollen Geige hat die Schlichtungsstelle vorgeschlagen, dass die Erben des früheren Besitzers 100.000 Euro erhalten sollen. Derzeit ist die Geige im Besitz einer Stiftung, die das Instrument hochbegabten Studenten der Nürnberger Musikhochschule zur Verfügung stellen will. Diese sollen verpflichtet werden, mit Konzerten an die Geschichte der Familie Hildesheimer zu erinnern.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Luzerner Sinfonieorchester steigert Besucherzahlen

Music History @today_classical in 1865 Birth of Finnish Jean Julius

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(Written on December 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Scottish Opera presents UK’s first dementia-friendly performance, Yamaha offers upgrade to Silent or TransAcoustic pianos, and Dubai aims to rival Sydney with opening of new opera house. Also, Spotify is starting to make its own records.

Classical Music Magazine

Scottish Opera to present UK’s first dementia-friendly performance

An abridged version of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro will be the UK’s first dementia-friendly opera performance. With a running time of 1 hour and 45 minutes (including an interval), Scottish Opera’s performance has been designed to make it more accessible to those with dementia.

Yamaha offers upgrade to Silent or TransAcoustic pianos

The promotion offers individuals, schools, colleges, venues and institutions a part-exchange value of up to £1,250 on their current digital or acoustic piano when they purchase any of Yamaha’s TransAcoustic or Silent instruments.

The Telegraph

Dubai aims to rival Sydney with opening of new opera house

Located in the shadow of Burj Khalifa, in the glittering Downtown area, Dubai Opera is billed as the city’s first purpose-built multi-format performing arts theatre.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify is making its own records … and putting them on playlists

Multiple cast-iron sources have informed MBW that, in recent months, Daniel Ek’s company has been directly paying producers to create tracks with specific musical guidelines.

Broadwayworld

Capital Fringe to Launch First-Ever Chamber Music Series This September

Capital Fringe will present four performances over three days with their first-ever Chamber Music Series at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, September 1st through the 3rd.

WQXR

Happy 100th Birthday Everett Lee, Trailblazing Conductor

On Aug. 31, Everett Lee, one of the first African-American conductors to lead an integrated Broadway cast, turns 100 years old. Terrance McKnight spoke — and sang — to him on his big day.

Klassik heute

Verband der Deutschen Konzertdirektionen feiert 70-jähriges Bestehen

Der Verband der Deutschen Konzertdirektionen e.V. (VDKD) feiert am 12. und 13. September 2016 in Berlin sein 70-jähriges Bestehen. Anlässlich des Jubiläums richtet der VDKD am 12. September eine Podiumsdiskussion für geladene Branchenvertreter aus.

RBB Kulturradio

Thomas Falk ist neuer Leiter der Rheinsberger Musikkultur

Thomas Falk löst René Serge Mund ab, der die Fusion von Musikakademie und Kammeroper mitbegleitet hatte.  Der ehemalige Leiter des Landesverbandes der Musik- und Kunstschulen Brandenburg bringt eine 25-jährige Erfahrung in der Brandenburger Kulturszene mit.

Norwegen.no

Ketil Bjørnstad: “Mein Weg zu Mozart” – Lesung und Gespräch im Felleshus

Ketil Bjørnstad ist einer der bekanntesten Schriftsteller, Pianisten und Komponisten aus Norwegen. Am 9. September ist der Autor im Felleshus der Nordischen Botschaften Berlin zu Gast und wird sein im selben Monat in der Übersetzung von Lothar Schneider erscheinendes Memoir “Mein Weg zu Mozart” vorstellen.

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Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ CM celebrates 40 years at the heart of classical music with a bumper birthday issue!

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg new complete edition of works by soon to be released

ARD Competition @ARD_competition . is also keeping up to date on our competition.

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Scottish Opera’s 2010 production of The Marriage of Figaro. Photo Credit: Mark Hamilton

(Written on September 1, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, classical pianist Parker is breathing new life into the traditional music scene, pianist Till Hoffmann wins TONALi competition, and Chloë Hanslip talks about musical journeys. Also, first night of the BBC Proms opened with a tribute to the people of Nice, and George Enescu International Competition 2016 announces violin and cello candidates.

Daily Mail

Classical pianist Parker is breathing new life into the traditional music scene.

The 29-year-old reformed wild child is on a mission to revolutionise classical music with her haunting piano performances and glamorous looks. The name Parker is a play on her surname, which she feels has ‘bad karma’ and refuses to divulge. Friends call her Anastasia.

BBC News

BBC Proms: First Night opens with tribute to Nice victims

The first night of the BBC Proms has opened with a tribute to the people of Nice, in the wake of the Bastille Day attack that left at least 84 dead.

The Guardian

Facing the music: Chloë Hanslip

The young British violinist talks about Shostakovich, being a Formula One driver in another life, and taking her shoes off for a watery recital.

The Times

Opera: The Creation at Garsington at Wormsley, Buckinghamshire

Three excellent singers and a conductor are overshadowed by some perverse choreography in this staging of Haydn’s oratorio.

The Strad

George Enescu International Competition 2016 announces violin and cello candidates

The 2016 George Enescu Competition has announced the 174 young artists who will compete in its violin, cello and piano sections from 3 to 25 September in Bucharest, Romania.

Musik heute

Pianist Till Hoffmann gewinnt TONALi Musikwettbewerb

Der Pianist Till Hoffmann hat den diesjährigen TONALi-Instrumentalwettbewerb gewonnen. Der 20-Jährige erhielt ein Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro, teilten die Veranstalter am Sonntag mit.

Klassik heute

François-Xavier Roth: „Rundfunkorchester sind unglaubliche Maschinen für die Musik, für die Zukunft“

Am Wochenende gibt das SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg seine letzten beiden Konzerte überhaupt.

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Münchner Philharmoniker starten eigenes Label MPHIL

Am 30. September 2016 veröffentlichen die Münchner Philharmoniker und ihr Chefdirigent Valery Gergiev die ersten beiden Live-Konzertaufzeichnugen des orchestereigenen Labels MPHIL.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 ‘If music be the food of love… ‘s fav Shakespearean music this week on …play on!’

Top Classical News @topcmnews AUDITION | Scottish Opera, United Kingdom – ‘Principal Cello’ Position

klassik.com @klassikcom Patrick Grahl gewinnt Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Wettbewerb im Fach

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‘Music is a living, breathing thing, which can take you on so many journeys’ Violinist Chloë Hanslip. Photograph: Benjamin Ealovega 2009

(Written on July 18, 2016 )

Scottish tenor Nicky Spence has enlisted some of the brightest stars from the world of opera to cycle the length of the UK, from Glasgow all the way to London. Nine opera singers will cycle over 500 miles in eight days. The team includes Ailish Tynan, Nicky Spence, Mary Bevan, Louise Alder, and many other artists from The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, The Metropolitan Opera New York and La Scala.

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Kicking off at the Scottish Opera Headquarters in Glasgow on 24th July, the tour will be celebrated with performances from some of the cyclists alongside the young people of The Scottish Opera Connect Company. Throughout the journey the cyclists will take part in a series of special events, visiting some unique musical landmarks and communities both from major cities and from further afield. The goal is to raise £25,000 in aid of Help Musicians UK, a charity that supports musicians in need.

The challenging journey will take the artists along the following routes:

24 July – Glasgow to Biggar

25 July – Biggar to Hawick

26 July – Hawick to Newcastle

27 July – Newcastle to York

28 July – York to Manchester

29 July – Manchester to Birmingham

30 July – Birmingham to Oxford

31 July – Oxford to London

(Written on June 28, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Kah Chun Wong wins the Bamberg Symphony’s Mahler Conducting Competition, a campaign has been launched to save the European Union Youth Orchestra and Scottish Opera might have a hit with its new Mikado.

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Masur Protégé wins Mahler Conducting Competition

Kah Chun Wong (*1986) from Singapore won First Prize at the Mahler Competition of the Bamberg Symphony.

EUYO

How can you help?

We are beginning a campaign to try to help safeguard a sustainable future of the European Union Youth Orchestra. If you would like to contribute to this campaign there are several ways to do so.

The Spectator

Scottish Opera could have a hit on its hands with this new Mikado

You have to be quite silly to take Gilbert and Sullivan seriously. But even sillier not to. G&S is still a litmus test for a particularly British type of operatic snobbery: ‘Is there a place for Gilbert and Sullivan in the 21st century?’ asked a Radio 3 presenter last year, about the time that ENO’s new Pirates of Penzance broke all audience records for live cinema relays in the UK.

BBC News

Michael Crawford ‘terrified’ ahead of West End return

Michael Crawford says he is “terrified” as he prepares to return to the West End stage for the first time in five years at the end of the month.

Classical Music Magazine

NAfME CEO steps down following remarks on diversity

The executive director and chief executive of the US-based National Association for Music Education Michael Butera stepped down on 11 May.

Kent Music announces technology-focused Project 14 course

Kent Music’s Orchestra ONE Project 14 course will take place 1-5 August at Maidstone’s Cornwallis Academy.

npr music

Even Scarier Than The Book Or Movie: ‘The Shining’ Is Now An Opera

The Shining was Stephen King’s first hardback bestseller. Stanley Kubrick’s film version was listed by no less than Martin Scorcese as one of the scariest horror films ever made. Now, the story is an opera.

Musik heute

Christoph Eschenbach mit Brahms-Preis ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent und Pianist Christoph Eschenbach ist am Donnerstagabend mit dem Brahms-Preis 2016 geehrt worden.

klassik.com

Querelen um Film über Florence Foster Jenkins

Die Sopranistin Julia Kogan beansprucht Rechte als Co-Autorin am Drehbuch der Neuverfilmung über das Leben von Florence Foster Jenkins.

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Maria Guleghina erlitt Lebensmittelvergiftung in Wladiwostok

Die in Luxemburg lebende russische Sopranistin Maria Guleghina musste nach einer in einem Restaurant in Wladiwostok erlittenen Lebensmittelvergiftung aus der ‘Tosca’-Produktion des Mariinsky Theaters in der am Nordpazifik gelegenen russischen Hafenstadt ausscheiden.

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Petroc Trelawny @PetrocTrelawny Bravo for what sounds like a triumphant last minute rescue job last night.From auditorium to stage

Top Classical News @topcmnews 

The Strad @TheStradMag Video: Guy Johnston talks about the moment his string snapped at the in 2000

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(Written on May 13, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Anna Netrebko surprisingly withdraws from singing at Royal Opera’s Norma, Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen to work with Metropolitan Opera, Google offers a virtual tour through the Sydney Opera House and Scottish Opera announces four productions and Philip Glass premiere as new season is unveiled.

The Guardian

Soprano Anna Netrebko withdraws from Royal Opera’s Norma

One of the world’s leading sopranos has pulled out of the Royal Opera’s autumn production of Norma because her “voice has evolved in a different direction”. Anna Netrebko released a statement on Tuesday giving her reasons for what the company admitted was a frustrating late withdrawal.

New York Times

Esa-Pekka Salonen brings his cool to New York’s music scene

He has held musical soirees at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He led the New York Philharmonic in Messiaen’s boffo “Turangalîla-Symphonie” in March at David Geffen Hall, where, a week later, Alan Gilbert conducted the New York premiere of his Dada piece, “Karawane.” Now he is next door, conducting Strauss’s “Elektra” at the Metropolitan Opera.

Herald Scotland

Scottish Opera announces four productions and Philip Glass premiere as new season unveiled

Four new productions, a collaboration with a leading theatre company and the first Scottish performance of a Puccini opera are part of Scottish Opera’s new season.

Mashable UK

Go backstage at the Sydney Opera House with Google’s virtual museum

On Wednesday, the building and the Google Cultural Institute, an initiative that hosts virtual museums from around the world, announced a new partnership that will see more than 1,000 of the House’s artefacts posted online.

Music Week

BBC Music Day to return in June

BBC Music has announced the full line-up of events for BBC Music Day 2016, which returns this year on Friday, June 3.

Classical Music Magazine

Warner Classics extends label distribution service

Warner Classics is to extend its global distribution and marketing infrastructure to third-party labels. EuroArts Music will be the first company to join forces with Warner Classics Label Services from 1 May.

Ralph Kirshbaum receives honorary degree

Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum is to be presented with an honorary doctorate in music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on 5 July. Kirshbaum’s career encompasses solo performance, chamber music, recording and pedagogy.

The Strad

Fresh from signing to Warner Classics, violinist Kyung Wha Chung to open Verbier Festival

Following the news earlier this month that Kyung Wha Chung has signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics, it has been announced that the violinist is to open the Verbier Festival on 22 July.

Der Tagesspiegel

Völkermord, bitte löschen

Die Türkei versucht die EU-Kulturpolitik zu kontrollieren – Auslöser ist ein Konzertprojekt der Dresdner Sinfoniker über den Genozid an den Armeniern.

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Erinnern, übermalen und neu gestalten

Der dänische Komponist Hans Abrahamsen im Porträt.

Das Orchester

Nachlass von Claudio Abbado kommt nach Berlin

Die Schenkung an die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin/Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz umfasst eine umfangreiche Sammlung von Partituren, handschriftlichen Aufzeichnungen, Audio-/Video-Veröffentlichungen, musikwissenschaftlicher Literatur und Briefen.

El mundo

Con la vista en Brahms y Gernika

La BOS mirará al compositor alemán en una temporada que tendrá invitados como Eliahu Inbal.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Three Krenek operas to be staged in Frankfurt

Making Music England @MakingMusicENG Help put ‘A Choir in Every Care Home’

Sydney Opera House @SydOperaHouse Today we launch our Cultural Institute collection — 50 exhibits, 1000+ artefacts

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Photograph: Royal Opera

(Written on April 27, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news the English National Opera announce their 2015/16 season, which sees significant reductions in ticket prices. British conductor Stuart Stratford has been appointed by Scottish Opera as the Company’s Music Director after an extensive international search. Also, a look at austerity and the arts.

Guardian

Austerity and the arts: the hidden cuts that are bad for our cultural health

The main parties show commitment in their manifestos to increasing access to and diversity in the arts, yet they are ignoring the devastating effects of local cuts

Independent

Karol Szymanowski’s ‘Król Roger’: A forgotten classic set to rule again

The Royal Opera House debut next month is long overdue, says Jessica Duchen

Classical Music Magazine

ENO unveil 2015/16 season

English National Opera has revealed its 2015/16 programme, announcing significant reductions in audience ticket prices.

Sinfini

Song for the NHS

A British composer is calling on politicians, cultural figures and the general public to lend their voices to a new piece about the NHS in advance of the UK general election on 7 May.

Classical Source

Scottish Opera appoints Stuart Stratford as Music Director

British conductor Stuart Stratford has been appointed by Scottish Opera as the Company’s Music Director after an extensive international search.

Der Tagesspiegel

Endlos das Firmament

Er geht weder ins Aufnahme- noch ins Fotostudio. Für viele ist er der Größte: Ausnahmepianist Grigory Sokolov in der Philharmonie.

Die Welt

Ein Aufstand weißer heterosexueller Männer

Renner gegen Castorf und für Dercon. Ostermeier gegen Renner. Peymann gegen alle. Und Lilienthal für sich selbst. Ein Versuch, den derzeit tobenden Berliner Theaterzickenkrieg zu verstehen.

MUSIK HEUTE

Rundfunkchor Berlin startet mit neuem Chefdirigenten

Gijs Leenaars, neuer Chefdirigent des Rundfunkchors Berlin, wird am 19. September seine erste Vorstellung mit dem Ensemble leiten.

Münchner OB: Konzertsaalentscheidung bis Sommer

In der Münchner Konzertsaaldebatte soll noch vor der Sommerpause eine Entscheidung fallen.

Classicalite

EXCLUSIVE: 2015 MATA Festival Interview Spotlight – Ann Cleare on ‘Eöl,’ Talea Ensemble and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe.

Twitter

EnglishNationalOpera @E_N_O: There’s one final #ENO1516 announcement! From next season we’re reducing the price of 50% of seats, making over 60,000 tickets £20 or under

Rayfield Allied ‏@RayfieldAllied: We are looking forward to @SteveReich #ThreeTales at @sciencemuseum performed by @ensemblebpm @nickedsut + Synergy Vocals tonight.

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Can you guess the music from just looking at the score? Try our new (and very tricky) quiz: http://classfm.co/wLRuVq 

12498English National Opera has revealed its 2015/16 programme, announcing significant reductions in audience ticket prices. Photo: English National Opera

(Written on April 22, 2015 )