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In today’s news: Ivan Hewett on composer Simon Holt, Alexis Ffrench contends that classical music should learn from hip hop, and Deutsche Grammophon unveil 120th anniversary plans. Moreover, the recording of Jonas Kaufmann’s intense Otello debut at the Royal Opera House now ranks number one on the classic charts, and Laura Schwengber translates music into sign language at Puls Open Air Festival.

The Telegraph

Composer Simon Holt on angst, creativity and the dangers of being ‘terminally trendy’

‘The world is full of composers who can fashion a slick, exciting piece that is modern in a fashionable way, slips down easily, and leaves nothing behind it. Much fewer in number are the composers whose pieces unveil a vivid and utterly personal expressive world, but which for that reason do not slip down easily. Simon Holt, who turns 60 this year, is definitely one of the latter sort’.

BBC News

Classical music ‘should learn from hip hop’

Classical music suffers from a “sense of entitlement” and needs to learn lessons from other, more “provocative” genres, says composer Alexis Ffrench.

Rhinegold

Deutsche Grammophon announces 120th anniversary plans

Deutsche Grammophon will celebrate its 120th anniversary this year with an international programme of activities and new releases. Digitised versions of rediscovered and previously unreleased tracks recorded in the early 1900s, including a reading by Leo Tolstoy and early recordings by Louis Armstrongs, are being created.

Financial Times

The strange appeal of Toto’s Africa — and why it’s cover-proof

Cropping up in South Park, Family Guy and Stranger Things, the song is popular with a generation too young to have known it first time round.

Music Week

‘It’s more relevant than it’s been for years’: Inside classical music’s UK revival

The Classic BRITs returns this week after a five-year absence, hot on the heels of the success of Ball & Boe, The Greatest Showman and Sheku Kanneh-Mason. So, are classical music and its associated genres back on the up? Hazel Davis investigates…

Concerti

Die offiziellen Top 20 Klassik-Charts im Juni 2018

Jonas Kaufmann hat vergangenen Juni sein Rollendebüt als Otello am Londoner Royal Opera House gefeiert. Der Mitschnitt dieser intensiven Aufführung steigt neu auf Platz eins der Klassik-Charts ein. Opernchef Antonio Pappano dirigiert voller Umsicht und mit der gebührenden Dramatik, Keith Warner inszeniert die Oper wie einen packenden Thriller.

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Laura übersetzt Musik in Gebärdensprache

Beim Puls Open Air war sie auf der Bühne Dolmetscherin für alle, die die Konzerte nicht hören konnten. Was Laura auf der Bühne genau macht, ist gar nicht so einfach zu definieren. Eigentlich ist sie Gebärdensprachen-Dolmetscherin, aber irgendwie auch selbst Performance-Künstlerin, so wie sie tanzt, springt und gestikuliert.

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Lebe dein Leben und deine Musik

Irene Kurka etabliert einen Podcast rund um den zeitgenössischen Gesang. Wer sich ihren Terminkalender, ihre Repertoireliste anschaut, glaubt ihr ‘neue musik leben’, diesen schönen, diesen redenden Titel für ihren brandneuen Podcast sofort. Irene Kurka lebt in der Neuen Musik, lebt für sie.

Klassik.com

Sachsen: Land erhöht Finanzmittel für Theater und Orchester

Mitarbeiter kommunaler Theater sollen in Sachsen künftig mehr Geld erhalten. Das Kabinett stimmte einem entsprechenden Entwurf aus dem Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst zu, nun muss noch der Landtag zustimmen.

Le Monde

Le business des concerts se porte à merveille

A la tête d’un réseau de 29 salles et de dizaines de stades aux Etats-Unis, Tim Leiweke, le patron d’Oak View Group, se développe à marche forcée dans un secteur florissant. “L’industrie des concerts n’a jamais été aussi florissante”, assure Tim Leiweke, le PDG d’Oak View Group, qui compte un réseau de 29 salles de concert et des dizaines de stades aux Etats-Unis.

Platea Magazine

La Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias presenta “Perspectivas”, su temporada 18-19

La Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias ha presentado la que será su próxima temporada, 2018-2019, bajo el título “Perspectivas”, que ha ideado su director artístico y titular Rossen Milanov. Los conciertos se celebrarán en Oviedo (15 conciertos) y Gijón (9 programas).

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(Written on June 13, 2018 )

BBC News

Orchestras ‘still hostile to women’

Although there are hundreds of female musicians, very few orchestras have female directors and conductors

Limelight Magazine

Classical Grammy Awards 2014

Australian Chamber Orchestra and Dawn Upshaw head the impressive list of this years winners

Gramophone

The Bolshoi Theatre has a new music director: Tugan Sokhiev

Sokhiev replaces Vassily Sinaisky at the Bolshoi

Classic FM Online

Boy with no arms learns to play trumpet with toes

Jahmir Wallace, a 10-year-old student from Phillipsberg, New Jersey, has learned to play the trumpet despite being born without arms

Classical Music Magazine

Southbank Centre looks to 21st century in 2014/15 season

The Southbank Centre itself has commissioned works from Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, Terry Riley, Unsuk Chin, Kaija Saariaho, Simon Holt and, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, James MacMillan

The Telegraph

Danielle de Niese: New generation of opera stars to combat ‘fat lady sings’ parody

Danielle de Niese, the opera singer, argues outdated stereotypes about the genre must go, and signals the end of ‘the fat lady sings’

The Independent

British orchestras are in danger of losing top billing despite rising ticket sales

Funding reductions mean our leading ensembles may have to cut back on the things that give them world status

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

(Written on January 27, 2014 )