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Telegraph

El Sistema: does reality match the rhetoric?

A new in-depth study paints a negative picture of El Sistema, the Venezuelan programme of musical and social education, devised by José Antonio Abreu, that is now being imitated the world over

Classic FM

Violinist Joo Yeon Sir wins £4,000 Karl Jenkins music performance prize

Violinist Joo Yeon Sir has won £4,000 and the chance to record a piece for broadcast on Classic FM after coming first in The Arts Club Karl JenkinsClassical Music Award last night.

Classical Music Magazine

London Music Pledge: Mayor Boris encourages advocacy for music education

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched the ‘London Music Pledge’, which sets out several actions which his administration will take to improve music education in the capital.

Classical Source

Alexei Volodin piano recital postponed, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, on Wednesday 26 November

From Southbank Centre: “This recital has been postponed from 26 November 2014 to Friday 5 June. It has become more difficult to obtain visas for Russian artists performing in the UK and as such Alexei Volodin has been unable to secure a visa in time for the performance on Wednesday 26 November 2014.

The Strad

Italian violin teacher in critical condition following shooting

Domenico Lombardo was reportedly shot by the mother of a conservatory student

Pizzicato

Muti: Absage an Rom

Der italienische Dirigent Riccardo Muti will nach seiner Trennung von der römischen Oper keine Leitungsfunktion mehr übernehmen.

Klassik.com

Musikverlag Schott verkauft sein historisches Archiv

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek spricht von einem “einmaligen nationalen Kulturgut”

Codex Flores

Renaud Capuçon Leiter der Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

Die Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad geben die Nominierung des französischen Violinisten Renaud Capuçon zum ihrem neuen künstlerischen Leiter ab 2016 bekannt.

The New York Times

Alex Poots to Be Culture Shed’s Artistic Director

The appointment of Mr. Poots, who next September will give up his current positions as artistic director of the Manchester International Festival and of the Park Avenue Armory, was to be announced on Monday evening.

Le Figaro

Le piano de Casablanca devient l’un des plus chers du monde

Lundi, la vente aux enchères intitulée «Rien ne vaut Hollywood» a trouvée un acquéreur pour le célèbre instrument de musique utilisé par Humphrey Bodart et Ingrid Bergman dans le film de Michael Curtiz, acheté à 3,41 millions de dollars.

Twitter

London Sinfonietta ‏@Ldn_Sinfonietta: Uncover more of Birtwistle, one of music’s most challenging minds, in our (Un)easy Listening post http://bit.ly/1xK2fKH  #birtwistlebirthday

Intermusica ‏@IntermusicaLtd: Hear Benedict Nelson perform with the @UlsterOrchestra & Christian Lindberg this afternoon live at 2pm on @BBCRadio3 http://ow.ly/ENLyq

Gdn Culture Pros @GdnCulturePros: ICYMI: Arts sponsorship and the slippery issue of ethics http://bit.ly/1tgb5sV  #artsfunding

JPSHED-master675

An aerial view of the proposed Culture Shed, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018. The High Line is in the foreground. Photo: Diller Scofidio/Renfro and Rockwell Group

(Written on November 25, 2014 )

The Guardian

Sergei Rachmaninov symphony manuscript to go under the hammer

Sotheby’s estimates 320-page document detailing composer’s second symphony will fetch up to £1.5m at auction in May

The Telegraph

James Levine: ‘I doubted I’d ever make it back’

America’s greatest conductor, the Metropolitan’s James Levine, tells John Allison how he beat paralysis to return to the podium – in a wheelchair

The Messiah: Handel’s gift to the poor of London

One of the world’s greatest choral works has its roots in the composer’s compassion for the shamed and destitute

Classic FM

Julian Lloyd Webber awarded ISM’s Distinguished Musician Award

The British cello star picked up the award from the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) in partnership with Classic FM at the ISM conference in Birmingham Conservatoire this afternoon.

BBC Music Magazine

Royal Opera House’s Les Vepres siciliennes named Best New Opera Production at the Olivier awards

 The Royal Opera House and English Touring Opera are both awarded prizes

Die Welt

Klassik-Borschtsch mit regimetreuen Künstlern

Mit kräftiger Putin-Unterstützung: In Novosibirsk möchte der dort geborene Geiger Vadim Repin ein großes Kunstfestival etablieren. Doch man erfährt dort mehr über russisches Dasein als über Musik.

Concerti

ONLINE-INTERVIEW: In der Welt von… Martin Stadtfeld 

In unserer Reihe „In der Welt von…“ begleiten wir, vernetzt durch Smartphone und Social Media, Künstler auf Reisen, zu spannenden Projekten und besonderen Ereignissen.

 

Classical Music on Twitter

Gramophone: @GramophoneMag Richard Egarr, AAMorchestra music director, tells us about recording Bach’s St John Passion in our new podcast: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/news/exploring-bachs-st-john-passion-the-new-gramophone-podcast

Classic FM: @ClassicFM  Great story from Neville Marriner – the perfect recording that never was. Coming up my Album of the Week johnsuchet1 pic.twitter.com/wxl36W8T0o

Classical:NEXT: ‏@ClassicalNEXT social action through music – listen to the El Sistema session at Classical:NEXT 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9-E_Ld_dsU …

BAFA: @BritArtsFests New BBC initative Ten Pieces: introducing a generation of children to classical music as a stimulus for creativity http://bbc.in/1irXpbV 

Neue Musikzeitung: @musikzeitung Lammert nennt SWR-Orchesterfusion “unsensible Fehlentscheidung… http://goo.gl/fb/mHBfb 

The Guardian

The Guardian

(Written on April 17, 2014 )

BBC News

Hidden hierarchy in string quartets revealed

Scientists have come up with a way to reveal the pecking order within a string quartet

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

‘Priceless’ Stradivarius violin stolen in armed robbery in Milwaukee

A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin on loan to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was stolen during an armed robbery after a performance by Almond at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said on Tuesday.

The New York Times

Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94

Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter who spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 94.

Classic FM Online

Man dressed as Mozart gatecrashes Super Bowl media day

An Austrian television presenter has surprised the media in the run-up to Sunday’s Super Bowl American Football match by dressing up as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

John Suchet opens Classic FM Foundation Lecture Room at Nordoff Robbins

Classic FM’s John Suchet has officially opened the Classic FM Lecture Room at the London headquarters of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins

Katy Perry’s Verdi dress steals show at Grammys

Classical music made an unlikely appearance on this year’s Grammy Award red carpet, in the form of a stunning gown worn by Katy Perry

Gramophone

The 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Awards revealed

A string quartet, soprano and violinist take top prizes

Die Welt

Die Fließbandware de Luxe eines Göttlichen

Bei der Salzburger Mozartwoche werden die elf Werke aufgeführt, die Mozart 1784 ernährten. Und es wird deutlich, wie sehr dieser sogar Bach überragte – allerdings nur den Sohn Carl Philipp Emanuel.
Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on January 29, 2014 )

The Independent

Former violin teacher Chris Ling may be extradited from US over historical sex abuse allegations

A former violin teacher wanted over historical sex abuse allegations at a music school may be extradited from the US, it was reported last night

The Guardian

Lottery cash spares English arts groups from big cuts

Public money available to England’s arts organisations in 2015 will be £334m after funding fall of 2.24% – far less than expected

Gramophone

Naim makes a big-stakes Statement in Las Vegas with $200,000 amplifier

New preamplifier/power amplifier system launched at CES 2014 trade show, will go on sale later this year

Classic FM Online

Classical music improves children’s social skills

Listening to classical music at an early age has a wide-range of educational benefits, including improving concentration, self-discipline, listening, and social skills, according to a study

BAFTA Film Awards 2014: full list of nominees

Five of the best soundtracks of the past year are in the running to win the Music BAFTA 2014, as nominations were announced this morning

Counsel & Heal

Classical Music May Boost Children’s Listening Skills

New research reveals that listening to classical pieces composed by Bach and Mozart improves concentration and self-discipline in children. Researchers also found that children who listen to classical musical are more likely to appreciate a wider range of music in later years

Die Zeit

Freischwimmen mit Bach

Janine Jansen entdeckt sich neu in den Köthener Violinwerken

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

 

(Written on January 9, 2014 )