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In today’s classical news, the music world reacts to Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election, John Lewis christmas advert and song are unveiled, and neighbours of Sydney opera house are complaining about outdoor concerts and the bar ruining their sleep. Also, German Peace prize awardee Carolin Emcke is worried about Trump’s triumph.

Fact Mag

Donald Trump wins US Presidential election: The music world reacts

The news that Trump and his running mate Mike Pence – a man on record as believing in gay conversion therapy – are soon to be in the Oval Office understandably shook the largely pro-Hillary Clinton music world, which reacted with a mix of anger, confusion and determination to regroup and rebel.

The Guardian

Soundtracking the five stages of grief after the US election result

As the hangover lifts the day after the night before, replaced by the realisation Donald Trump’s election victory was not just a bad dream, you might find yourself catapulted headlong into what some psychologists call “the five stages of grief”.


John Lewis Christmas advert and song for 2016 unveiled

The ad and track have become somewhat of a festive institution in the UK.


One Day I’ll Fly Away by Vaults, John Lewis’s Christmas advert song 2016, rings a little close to home

Song chosen to soundtrack John Lewis’s Christmas advert has a certain prescience, capturing the feeling of international anxiety.

Business Insider

Some of the Sydney Opera House’s neighbours are complaining about outdoor concerts and the bar ruining their sleep

Residents of the apartment block next to the Sydney Opera House have been complaining that Australia’s most famous building is ruining their sleep.

The Spectator

I always thought the North and classical music didn’t mix

Do classical music and the North go together?

RBB Kulturradio

Friedenspreisträgerin Emcke besorgt über Trumps Sieg

Die Friedenspreisträgerin Carolin Emcke zeigt sich besorgt über den Sieg von Donald Trump bei der Präsidentenwahl in den USA. Sie erklärte, die einzige Hoffnung sei, dass Trump unfähig sein könnte, dieses Amt lange durchzustehen.


Die Frauen haben die Wahl verloren

Hillary Clinton hätte die erste Frau im Amt des Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika werden können. Wir haben einen historischen Moment verpasst, aber das interessiert niemanden. Warum nur?

Klassik Heute

Adam Fischer übernimmt Dirigate des verstorbenen Sir Neville Marriner

Der Gründer der Academy of St. Martin in the Fields war seit weit über 40 Jahren regelmäßig zu Gast in der Tonhalle Düsseldorf und dirigierte in den vergangenen beiden Jahren auch mehrere Konzerte der Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. Das Dirigat der Konzertwoche übernimmt der Principal Conductor Adam Fischer für seinen verehrten Kollegen.

Musik Heute

Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau erhält Landesmusikpreis

Damit würdige man “die seit vielen Jahren maßgeblichen künstlerischen wie inhaltlichen Impulse” des Orchester, erklärte Kulturminister Rainer Robra (CDU) nach einer Mitteilung seines Hauses vom Mittwoch. Besonders lobenswert sei das kreative Engagement in der musikpädagogischen Arbeit mit Kindern und Jugendlichen.


Music History @today_classical in 1483 Birth of hymn , flutist & religious reformer Martin

What’s on NE @whatsonne  Seen the John Lewis advert? Here’s a guide to Vaults, the act who provide the soundtrack

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine We’re going to be attempting to fill Twitter with Bach today. Can you help?

Photo Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/ Getty Images.

Photo Credit: Chris J Ratcliffe/ Getty Images.

(Written on November 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, read about the great British conductor and violinist, Sir Neville Marriner, who passed away at the age of 92 yesterday. Also, read about the strikes of several orchestras in the U.S. In addition, the Scottish International Piano Competition 2017 will take place from 1st September to 10th September 2017.

BBC News

Leading British conductor Sir Neville Marriner dies at 92

The British conductor and violinist, Sir Neville Marriner, has died at the age of 92, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields says.

The Guardian

Conductor Sir Neville Marriner dies aged 92

Marriner was still conducting into his 90s, conducting a concert to celebrate entering his 10th decade two years ago, which included a rendition of Happy Birthday. His 90th birthday was also marked by Classic FM dedicating an entire day of programming to his performances.

The Telegraph

‘It was a bit noisy’: the late Sir Neville Marriner on studying violin during the Blitz

In an interview last year, Sir Neville Marriner told Ivan Hewett how a love of Handel took this carpenter’s son from Lincoln to London in 1939.

The New York Times

Philadelphia Orchestra Ends Its Brief Strike

Musicians in the Philadelphia Orchestra play outside the Kimmel Center, the orchestra’s home, after going on strike Friday. The Philadelphia Orchestra ended a brief strike on Sunday, two days after its musicians sent a shock wave through the classical music world by walking off the job just before a season-opening gala.

For Orchestras in the U.S., So Much Depends on Their Communities’ Fortunes

The orchestra world’s Black Friday began on Sept. 30 with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra going on strike in the morning and ended across Pennsylvania that evening with the Philadelphia Orchestra walking out as patrons gathered for its opening-night gala. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians, who were already on strike, sent their support on Twitter.

Classical Music Magazine

Help Musicians to launch Northern Ireland brand

Help Musicians is to introduce a new brand in Northern Ireland next month.

Birmingham City University announces partnership with UK Music

Birmingham City University is to become one of the Music Academic Partnership‘s 11 member organisations. Run by UK Music, MAP offers training, placements and networking opportunities for individuals who want to build careers in music.

Scottish International Piano Competition 2017

The next edition of the Scottish International Piano Competition will take place 1-10 September 2017. Pianists aged 18-30 will compete for the £10,000 first prize, which carries with it the Frederic Lamond gold medal and an invitation to perform with the RSNO in 2018.

The Strad

Romanian cellist sustains injuries during police raid

A Romanian cellist jumped from his first floor window and sustained ‘multiple fractures’ as well as cancelled a forthcoming concert, during a police raid of his apartment block in Bucharest.


Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@BBCYoungMus finalist @JessGillamSax leads our brass and wind focus in CM October!

ICSOM @ICSOM Philly Strike Ends! #ClassicalMusic #Symphony #Orchestra @POMusicians

Classic FM @ClassicFM Yesterday we lost a truly great conductor – tune in now for our tribute to Sir Neville Marriner…


Photograph: BBC News/ AP

(Written on October 3, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news James Levine, music director at New York’s Metropolitan Opera retires for health reasons, David Bowie’s Blackstar is the best-selling vinyl of the past year, Alan Loveday has died at age of 88 and John Wilson explains how the BBC Proms audience is different to any other.


Met Opera director James Levine to retire after 40 years

James Levine, the music director at New York’s Metropolitan Opera for 40 years, is to retire for health reasons. Levine, 72, will step down in May at the end of the current 2015-16 season.


David Bowie’s Blackstar is the best-selling vinyl of the past 12 months

The star’s swansong even outsold Adele’s 25 – despite the fact it was only released on 8 January.

The Strad

Long-time Academy of St Martin in the Fields violinist Alan Loveday has died aged 88

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields has announced the death of violinist Alan Loveday on 12 April at the age of 88.

Classical Music Magazine

Vinyl sales continue to surge

637,056 LP albums were purchased between January and March 2016, representing an increase of 61.8% on the corresponding three-month period in 2015.

The Telegraph

John Wilson: ‘The Proms audience is unlike any other’

The John Wilson Orchestra made their debut at the Proms in 2009 with a unique selling point. They are a symphonic orchestra with a big jazz band, which means they can combine classical music with lighter fare, such as Hollywood musicals from the Fifties.


Generalmusikdirektor James Levine tritt zurück

40 Jahre lang war James Levine Chef des Metropolitan Opera Orchesters in New York. Heute gab die Met bekannt: Der Generalmusikdirektor gibt zum Ende der laufenden Saison 2015/16 sein Amt aus gesundheitlichen Gründen auf.

Nachwuchspreise der Opernstiftung: Christina Gansch, Marc Jubete Bascompte und Andre Schoch ausgezeichnet

Die Sopranistin und Mitglied des Internationalen Opernstudios der Hamburgischen Staatsoper Christina Gansch und der Tänzer des Hamburg Ballett Marc Jubete Bascomptesind die diesjährigen Träger des Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer-Preises. Der Eduard Söring-Preis geht in diesem Jahr an den Solo-Trompeter Andre Schoch. 

Rundfunkbeitrag: Mal ‘runter, mal ‘rauf

Für die Jahre 2017 bis 2020 fordern ARD, ZDF und Deutschlandradio einen Betrag von 38,5 Milliarden Euro, rund 10 Prozent mehr als in der laufenden Gebührenperiode. Die Kommission zur Ermittlung des Finanzbedarfs der Rundfunkanstalten (KEF) hat dagegen vorgeschlagen, den Rundfunkbeitrag in den nächsten vier Jahren um einen Cent pro Tag zu senken.


The Vinyl Factory @TheVinylFactory Vinyl sales expected to smash 3 million mark in the UK this year:

Black Dress Code @black_dresscode Condolences to all # & # but HUGE congrats to @ and the success of his # album

Classic FM @ClassicFM Wishing Sir Neville Marriner a very happy 92nd birthday! @ has one of his finest recordings coming up.


Photograph: Steve Schapiro, published by the Powerhouse Books

(Written on April 15, 2016 )

The world looked on in absolute horror last month as a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. The effects of the disaster have directly affected 8 million people with over 7,000 official casualties and many more unofficially. The earthquake destroyed scores of buildings in Kathmandu in particular but has also severely affected the region’s rural areas. Aid is desperately needed, food and water are in short supply and the risk of disease threatens.

Music of all genres has always had the unique ability to bring people together for a cause and there are a few concerts planned to help raise money for the relief operation in Nepal. Below is a selection, please attend and give generously, the people of Nepal need our help.

Southwark Music Service Concert for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, 10 May Parish Church of St. Mary Newington, 7pm

In aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee Nepal Earthquake Appeal, the tutors of Southwark Music Service will present a programme of jazz, classical and other genres performed by various ensembles linked to the Service.

Sir Neville Marriner and Friends Play for Nepal, 28 May St James’ Piccadilly, 7:30pm 

A prestigious line up of oboist Nicholas Daniel, violinist Kenneth Sillito and past and present members of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields all conducted by Sir Neville Marriner will join forces for the Disasters Emergency Committee Nepal Earthquake Appeal on 28 May. Repertoire includes Elgar, Bach, Marcello and Tchaikovsky. All involved are donating their time and services for free.

Classical Music Gala Concert for Nepal, 29 May St Barnabas Church, London W5 1QG, 7:30pm

Pianist Alicja Fiderkiewicz and cellist Corinne Morris have called upon their solo and chamber musician friends to organise this concert on 29 May. Alongside a world premiere by Keith Burstein, Murray McLachlan, Artur Pizarro, Viv Mclean, Carlo Grante and Nico de Villiers will join Alicja and Corinne at St Barnabas Church with all proceeds also going to the Disasters Emergency Committee Nepal Earthquake Appeal. The target is £10,000, come along to help them reach and exceed this goal.

Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser, 9-10 May Brixton Jamm 261 Brixton Road, 6pm onwards

If you fancy something other classical music, Brixton Jamm’s usual Saturday night will be dedicated to raising money for Circus Kathmandu, a local charity involved in setting an example in fair and best circus practises in the area. They have been on the ground in Nepal for some time before the earthquake and engage young people whilst also working closely with anti-trafficking organisations. You can be sure that by supporting this charity, the money will go straight to those who need it most. The great lineup includes artists such as Basement Jaxx, Kissy Sell Out and Audio Bullys. Find out the full list on the Facebook event page.

If you cannot make these events please consider donating directly to the DEC or to the Red Cross.


Photo: EPA/Narenda Shrestha

(Written on May 7, 2015 )

The Guardian

Neville: ‘My wife has told me to keep June free’

How did a so-so violinist from Lincoln end up one of the world’s greatest conductors? And will he ever slow down? As Neville Marriner hits 90, he talks to Stuart Jeffries about setting up the Academy of St Martin in the Fields orchestra, never saying no – and the teacher who had him beaten for over-gesticulating. 

Classic FM

Opera celebrated at Olivier Awards 2014

English Touring Opera and the Royal Opera House were honoured last night at the 2014 Olivier Awards, held at London’s Covent Garden.

Royal Opera House

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: J is for Ben Jonson
One of the Jacobean playwright’s works inspired Strauss’s sole collaboration with Stefan Zweig.
The Arts Desk

theartsdesk Q&A: Soprano Nicole Cabell

The outstanding American singer on winning Cardiff, crying in performance and Kate Bush

The Telegraph

Amanda Vickery: Why we’ve got the Georgians all wrong

We associate the Georgian era with elegance and good taste. But this gaudy, bloody period was a world away from Austen’s drawing room romances.

Die Welt

Ritter der Rondos, Grandseigneur der Serenaden

Sir Neville Marriner sorgte über Jahrzehnte für einen Easy-Listening-Boom der Alten Musik. Jetzt feiert der britische Dirigent, den viele als James Last der Klassik abtun, seinen 90. Geburtstag.

Classical Music on Twitter

Classical Music Buzz: @classicalpurist John Luther Adams Wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music + MORE classicalmusic opera news …

Janet Horvath: ‏@playinglesshurt 17 of the best classical music jokes – Classical music jokes @classicfm …

BBC Music Magazine: ‏@MusicMagazine The official classical chart is out – visit our website to find out which recordings made it into the UK top 20: …

Gramophone: @GramophoneMag Congratulations to the highly talented Krzysztof Urbanski on his new appointment at the NDR Sinfonieorchester …

The Strad: @TheStradMag Actors are admired and lauded for their range. But observe the ‘specialism’ police at work in classical music 

The Guardian

The Guardian

(Written on April 15, 2014 )

The Guardian

Sex, death and dissonance: the strange, obsessive world of Anton Bruckner

There’s no doubt Anton Bruckner was an oddball, a man with an unhealthy interest in dead bodies and teenage girls. But the composer’s obsessions and terrors also gave us some astonishing music.

A day in the life of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – audio slideshow

Photographer David Levene visited Amsterdam, home of one of the world’s greatest concert halls and orchestras, to shoot the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as it prepared for an evening performance of Bruckner’s final, unfinished, 9th symphony.

Classic FM

Classic FM nominated for six Radio Academy Awards

The Radio Academy Awards nominations have been announced, with Classic FM picking up six nominations in total, equalling last year’s total.

Neville Marriner at 90

Charlotte Green meets Sir Neville Marriner to celebrate his forthcoming 90th birthday.

Clean Bandit unveil violin-smashing new video for ‘Extraordinary’

Clean Bandit, the chart-topping dance act made up of a classical string quartet, have revealed their new music video for forthcoming single ‘Extraordinary’.

International Arts Manager

Classical is set to collide with acid house at a new UK event this summer. Taking place at Bath and West showground, Orchestival will feature a programme of genre-bending performances and creative workshops which organisers hope will shift perceptions of classical music.

musik heute

BR-Klassik sucht Nachwuchsjournalisten für Jugendradiotag 2014

Für seinen Jugendradiotag im September 2014 sucht BR-Klassik Nachwuchsjournalisten. Unter dem Motto “Das hören wir!” können Jugendliche aus ganz Bayern die Musik vorstellen, die sie gerne hören. Bewerbungen sind ab sofort möglich, teilte der Sender am Dienstag mit.

nmz – neue musikzeitung

Eröffnung der Jagdsaison – Aufregungen der E-Musik zur GEMA-Jahressitzung 2014

Jedes Jahr die ähnliche Situation: Komponisten anderer Sparten wie zum Beispiel der Werbemusik oder Fahrstuhlmusik blicken neidisch auf die E-Musik-Wertung…


Classical music on twitter

International Arts Manager: @IntArtsManager From our archive: the young entrepreneurs that are shaking up the arts scene …

Bachtrack: @bachtrack Picnics, lakes, fireworks, castles, farms, crowds, blue skies and MUSIC… but which location is Most Scenic?

Bamberg Symphony: @bambergsymphony Our new Youtube clip is online: Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in six minutes – in the style of the twenties. …

Amer. Fed. Musicians: @The_AFM Musicians: speak out about your experiences traveling w/your instrument & help us make flying smoother!

Welsh National Opera: @WNOtweet Vacancy: Trainee Repetiteur to join our music staff. …

LAPhil: @LAPhil College students: we have summer internships! Learn more, check your eligibility and apply here:

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(Written on April 3, 2014 )

Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day. If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!


Queen’s composer calls for fines on ‘artistic terrorists’ who allow mobiles to ring during concerts

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies thinks that the need to keep mobile phones on at all times is ‘a curse of modern life’ and a ‘plague for concert goers’.

The Times

Everyone’s talking about: Two Boys at English National Opera

The opera is being performed from Friday to 8th July.


Guardian young arts critics competition 2011: Our critics’ picks

Critics recall their biggest moment of inspiration in their fields.

Classical Music

Marriner heads new Eastern European orchestra

Sir Neville Marinner has been named the honorary conductor of I, Culture Orchestra which will be made up of players from across Eastern Europe, with the aim being to increase cultural links between the countries.

Glyndebourne’s Meistersinger to be streamed live at Guardian website

This is the first project of its kind by an opera house or newspaper.

(Written on June 20, 2011 )