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In today’s news: Riccardo Muti and Catherine Deneuve awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale. New Beethoven stamp to celebrate 250th anniversary of composer’s birth. Australian Ballett performance cut short by a rat. Classical music is dead? The Würzburger Mozartfest in portrait. Meet the alpinist musicians who took their passion for music high into the Alps. Street in named after missing soprano. Leeds Piano Competition reveals audience engagement. Stephen Fry appointed ORA Singers president. Meet two composers leading charge for women at the Proms.

Rhinegold

Leeds Piano Competition reveals audience engagement events

Piano+, designed to offer entertainment and insight to competition audiences, includes masterclasses, talks and insight events with members of the competition jury, such as Paul Lewis and Imogen Cooper.

Rhinegold

Stephen Fry appointed ORA Singers president

Fry will lead the group into a new residency at LSO St Luke’s from 2019.

The Telegraph

Meet the two composers leading the charge for women at the Proms: ‘It’s time to redress centuries of injustice’

Roxanna Panufnik and Anna Meredith are among the 22 female composers set to feature in the Proms this year. They tell Ivan Hewett why it’s about time

BBC News

Australian Ballet performance cut short by rat

A hungry rat has been blamed for a power failure during a ballet in Australia. Dancers and audience members were plunged into darkness during the second half of a Sleeping Beauty performance by the Australian Ballet.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Klassische Musik ist tot? Von wegen!

Die Krise der Klassik wird regelmäßig heraufbeschworen: Doch die Nachfrage ist groß wie nie zuvor. Nicht nur ihre Zuhörer sind zahlreich – sondern auch die Formen der Darbietung.

NMZ

Catherine Deneuve und Riccardo Muti erhalten Praemium Imperiale

Die französische Schauspielerin Catherine Deneuve (74) und der italienische Dirigent Riccardo Muti (76) werden für ihr Lebenswerk mit dem Praemium Imperiale geehrt.

klassik.com

Neue Beethoven-Briefmarke wirbt für Jubiläum 2020

Im Vorfeld des 250. Geburtstages von Ludwig van Beethoven erscheint eine neue Briefmarke.

Platea Magazine

Génova dedicará una calle a la desaparecida soprano Daniela Dessì

El Consejo de la ciudad de Génova ha aprobado, por unanimidad y a propuesta de Luca Pirandoni, de Movimiento Cinco Estrellas, dedicar una calle a la soprano genovesa Daniela Dessì, fallecida en el verano de 2016, a los 56 años.

Spettacoli

Manu Delago: “Sono un montanaro che porta sulle Alpi la passione per la musica”

Il musicista ha realizzato un film e un disco durante una spedizione sulle montagne austriache con altri sette musicisti-alpinisti.

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Riccardo Muti (c) Presse, Praemium Imperiale

(Written on July 12, 2018 )

Gramophone

Opera Rara records Donizetti’s opera Belisario

‘One of the most significant’ Donizetti operas yet to be widely known, says conductor Sir Mark Elder

Classic FM

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen becomes Children & the Arts ambassador

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen speaks passionately about his new role as ambassador “Children & the Arts is the only charity I know that reaches out and leads children on a unique journey into the arts that will inspire, thrill and transform their lives, and I am in no doubt will sow the seeds of lifelong passions.”

Arts & Kids Week celebrates 10 year partnership

Jeremy Newton, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts spoke to Classic FM’s Lucy Coward about how Arts & Kids Week began and how it’s developed over ten years.

Mozart’s piano set for Vienna return

The piano used by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in his later years is to be returned to his former home in Vienna for the first time since his death.

Classical Music Magazine

Derry-Londonderry City of Culture 2013 Festival programme announced

Simultaneous performances in the Guildhalls of London and Derry-Londonderry of a new cantata by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and poet Paul Muldoon will be just one musical highlight of Derry-Londonderry’s year as the first UK City of Culture.

Slipped Disc

First picture: Israel Philharmonic is picketed outside Carnegie Hall

About 60 demonstrators turned out last night to protest against the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert at Carnegie Hall.

Affronted French heirs seek to stop Munich revival of Poulenc opera, demanding more dead nuns

The heirs of Francis Poulenc and his librettist Georges Bernanos have filed an injunction to prevent the Bavarian State Opera in Munich from reviving Dmitri Tcherniakov’s staging of Dialogues des Carmelites.

Limelight

Synaesthesia: is it like being on psychotropic drugs?

MONA’s true colours shine through in a festival exploring this strange musical phenomenon.

Evening Standard

Bourne supremacy: Acclaimed choreographer transforms Sleeping Beauty into gothic teen romance

Matthew Bourne is known for his radical reworking of classic ballets and now he’s turning Sleeping Beauty into a 21st-century gothic romance. It’s the Twilight series meets Tchaikovsky, he tells Liz Hoggard

Classic FM

(Written on October 26, 2012 )

Classic FM

Opera North spring season to feature Handel, Britten and Wagner

The spring 2013 season for Opera North has been announced, with opera from Handel, Wagner and Albert Herring topping the bill.

John Suchet’s Beethoven Book Tour

Classic FM’s John Suchet is out and about around the country promoting his new Beethoven book: Beethoven – The Man Revealed.

Beethoven, Schoenberg, Bach manuscripts auctioned for huge prices

A Beethoven manuscript has sold for €252,750 in an auction at Sotheby’s, Paris, along with scores by Schoenberg and Bach.

Deceptive Cadence

Philadelphia Orchestra Reboots With New Music Director

Everywhere you look right now, it seems like American symphony orchestras are fighting for their lives — strikes, lockouts, bankruptcy.

Evening Standard

Music to our ears as chamber orchestra gets in tune with apprenticeship scheme

Britain’s oldest chamber orchestra and Europe’s largest centre for the arts have signed up to the Standard’s campaign to help jobless young Londoners into work, and hailed the campaign as “a guiding light for social mobility”.

Classical Music Magazine

Victim Support fundraising gala: Barbican, 22 November

A gala concert in aid of Victim Support UK will be held at the Barbican Hall, London, on 22 November, with the Orion Orchestra and a variety of soloists performing extracts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, The Nutcracker,Sleeping Beauty and Eugene Onegin to raise money for the charity, which each year offers support to 1.25 million victims of crime and 250,000 witnesses.

Slipped Disc

First live-stream opera from Vienna

The Kammeroper is claiming an international coup – it will be the first ensemble to stream an opera live, free and worldwide, next Monday.

The Strad

Kennedy’s stolen violins are found

Three Violectras stolen from Nigel Kennedy in 2005 turn up at auction house

Classic FM

(Written on October 18, 2012 )