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As announced yesterday in PR Week, WildKatPR is very happy to welcome our newest client, Sound and Music.

Director Kathleen Alder says: “We are thrilled to be working with such a rich organisation promoting new music, which is something WildKat has always been very passionate about. We think Sound and Music’s work is invaluable to this sector and many composers have benefitted from their programmes and activity in the past and present. We will be working on their UK PR, utilising our in-depth knowledge of the traditional, contemporary and neo classical markets to broaden their reach and engage new audiences in their projects.”

Sound and Music is the dynamic national charity for new music in the UK. Its vision is to create a world where contemporary music and sounds thrive and prosper, by transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating creators and artists, whilst raising awareness and focusing on diversity.

Their activity ranges from artist development to network buildingcreative data, education and much more.

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2017 is set to be another exciting and innovative year for Sound and Music. As we continue our aim to challenge and change perceptions of new music, whilst celebrate the breath of work being created and the extraordinary composers and artists living in the UK today – Victoria Johnson, Head of Digital, Marketing and Communications

Spring highlights will include:
Experimental Cut & Splice festival will be brought to Manchester this March for its first visit outside the capital, in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and broadcast on Hear And Now.
Curated by local ensemble Distractfold, C&S will take over Hallé St Peter’s and Hallé St Michael’s in Ancoats, for two days with an exciting and groundbreaking programme of music that explores technology as an unreliable narrator.

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Composer-Curator is Sound and Music’s national new music touring programme, which supports entrepreneurial, grassroots composers and artists from a range of disciplines looking to create their own opportunities by producing their own touring work, celebrating and supporting them to hone their curator skills.
Their Next Wave national project will focus, help and support talented students in higher education, who haven’t gone to music colleges and conservatoires yet. It will address the identified gap in support for gifted young composers about to embark on a professional career.
In partnership with NMC Recordings and Sage Gateshead, it is the only programme of its kind in the UK, and will offer winners the opportunity to study in higher education with bespoke support, work collaboratively, and record a dedicated recording with international release on NMC to be launched at a live showcase at Sage in January 2018.
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They will also continue to develop The Sampler, an interactive platform for curious listeners and music industry actors and lovers across the UK, bringing together and showcasing new music, event listings, blogs, playlists, podcasts and webinars. Most importantly, this platform is the first of its kind not to categorise events, activity and artists by genres, but by tags, announcing the end of categorisation in new music and giving the power back to its users.

Sound and Music activity is made possible with the generous support of Arts Council of England,  Bliss TrustCockayne, Esmee Fairbairn FoundationFidelity Foundation UKGarfield WestonHelp Musicians UKJohn Ellerman FoundationLeverhulme TrustMonument TrustPaul Hamlyn FoundationPRS for Music Foundation,  RVW Trust, and Unlimited Impact.

 

(Written on February 9, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, the Southbank Centre launches its 17/18 season, Dobrinka Tabakova is appointed composer-in-residence at BBC Concert Orchestra, and Sound and Music announces its new Portfolio and Embedded composers.

The Guardian

Barenboim, Bernstein and the Berlin Phil: Southbank Centre launches 2017-18 season

The season will see the Queen Elizabeth Hall reopen and visits from Barenboim’s West-East Divan Orchestra and Rattle’s Berlin Philharmonic, while artistic director Jude Kelly spoke of the need for people to ‘bump into’ classical music.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Concert Orchestra appoints new composer-in-residence

Dobrinka Tabakova has been appointed as composer-in-residence at the BBC Concert Orchestra, a role that will see her work with the orchestra for an initial period of three years. Her first orchestral commission is scheduled for the 2018/19 season and will be premiered at London’s Southbank Centre.

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ABO/Rhinegold Award winners announced

The winners of the 2017 ABO/Rhinegold Awards, which shine the spotlight on the managers who contribute so much to the success of the UK’s classical music-making behind the scenes, were announced at the annual ABO conference dinner on 26 January.

Radio 3 announces 2017 International Women’s Day programming

Radio 3 controller Alan Davey has announced the station’s plans for this year’s International Women’s Day (8 March), which include the broadcast of a Radio 3-commissioned world premiere setting the text of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s 2013 UN speech to music for the first time.

Sound and Music announces Portfolio and Embedded composers

Sound and Music (SaM) has announced the composers selected for its artist development projects.

Twitter

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Caritas Chamber Choir launches young composer competition

Stringwars Project @StringwardsPRJ 10 you might or might not know about the birthday boy. Happy Birthday

Music History @today_classical  in 1885 Birth of American Jerome

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Photograph: Daniel Baremboim

(Written on January 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Royal College of Music partners with Shanghai Conservatory of Music to establish a joint institute, offering collaborative projects between the two institutions. Sound and Music partners with Sage Gateshead and NMC Recordings to launch ‘Next Wave’, a programme designed to promote and support composers in higher education. Sir Simon Rattle talks about a new home for London Symphony Orchestra, as the current venue Barbican restricts the orchestra’s repertoire. Also, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter was presented with The 23rd annual World Economic Forum’s Crystal Awards for her leadership in providing opportunities for young people to develop careers as musicians.

Music Teacher Magazine

RCM announces collaboration with Shanghai Conservatory

The Royal College of Music (RCM) and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) are to establish a new Joint Institute in China.

Classical Music Magazine

Sound and Music launches Next Wave programme

Sound and Music has joined forces with Sage Gateshead and NMC Recordings for Next Wave, a programme designed to promote and support composers in higher education.

Producer faces pay accusations

World on Stage producer Stephen Leatherland has been accused of failing to pay singers and production staff involved in the 2016 tour of A Night in Venice, according to The Stage.

Evening Standard

Sir Simon Rattle says plans for a new venue for the London Symphony Orchestra are coming together

Sir Simon Rattle says the London Symphony Orchestra’s home in the Barbican restricts its repertoire and that the case for a new concert hall was “slowly and surely” coming together.

Opera Now Magazine

Applications open for Glyndebourne Academy

Applications are invited for the Glyndebourne Academy, which will run for the third time in 2017.

Music Business Worldwide

PRS and PPL Launch Joint Licence For Non-profit Radio Stations in the UK

UK music licensing organisations, PPL and PRS for Music, have introduced a new joint licence, which came into effect on 1 January 2017, for Ofcom-licensed community radio stations broadcasting on AM or FM.

Pizzicato

Geneva Finally Able To Build Its Cité De La Musique

The UN have now approved the resolution granting a land right in favour of the new Cité de la Musique in Geneva.

The Herald

Passing the baton

SCO conductor Robin Ticciati on the power of music, the beauty of silence and preparing to say goodbye to Scotland.

The New York Times

The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ and the ‘La La Land’ Soundtrack Top the Chart

This week on the Billboard album chart, the Weeknd holds at No. 1, while the “La La Land” soundtrack shoots to No. 2 after the film won seven Golden Globe Awards.

nmz

Donald sucht den Superstar: Künstler boykottieren Trumps Vereidigung

Hollywood attackiert ihn, Musiker distanzieren sich: Die Suche nach Stars zur Vereidigung wird für Donald Trump zur Blamage.

klassik.com

Anne-Sophie Mutter mit Crystal Award ausgezeichnet

Die Auszeichnung honoriert insbesondere Mutters Engagement im Bereich der musikalischen Bildung bzw. Erziehung und der Förderung junger Musiktalente im Rahmen der Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung.

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Benefizkonzert für Syrien mit Musikern und Musikerinnen aus Syrien und Europa

Kommenden Freitag findet in der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin ein Benefizkonzert für Syrien mit dem Titel „Berlin steht auf!“ statt. Es treten junge, internationale Musiker_innen des Berliner Orchesterprojekts „STEGREIF.orchester“ mit syrischen, geflüchteten Musikern und Musikerinnen gemeinsam auf.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM ‘We can do wonderful work in the Barbican, but about 20 per cent of the repertoire won’t work there’ – Simon Rattle

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Gustav Mahler… an unlikely optimist?

klassik.com @klassikcom Mutmaßliches Portrait von Frederic  entdeckt 

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Photo: RCM/ SHCM

(Written on January 17, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, applications are now open for the 9th Sound and Music’s Summer School, which will take place from 30th July to 5th August this year. Violinist Ray Chen, former 1st prize winner at the Yehudi Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions, signs with Decca Classics. Renowned violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman will open New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s three-concert Winter Festival 2017, with a program of works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn from January 13th to 15th. Also, more reactions on the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

Classical Music Magazine

Sound and Music opens Summer School applications

Sound and Music is now inviting applications for its Summer School, which will take place 30 July – 5 August 2017.

City of London Corporation announces support for Centre for Music

The City of London Corporation has pledged up to £2.5m in funding towards the production of a detailed business case for a Centre for Music in London’s Square Mile.

The Strad

Violinist Ray Chen signs new recording deal with Decca Classics

The violinist, who is a former winner of the Menuhin and Queen Elisabeth competitions, will make his first recording for the label later this year.

The New York Times

Juliet and Jackie Evancho, Bonding as Targets in a Trump Media Frenzy

Jackie, 16, who will sing the national anthem at the presidential inauguration, and her transgender sister, Juliet, 18, lend each other support.

The Washington Post

At a moment of transition, NSO offers the old-new: 20th-century classical works

Teetering on the edge of a new era, the National Symphony Orchestra this week offers a program poised midway, even uncertainly, between old and new.

Broadwayworld

2017 NJSO Winter Festival to Launch with Pinchas Zukerman Performing Tchaikovsky

Celebrated violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman opens the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s three-concert 2017 Winter Festival with a program of works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, January 13-15 in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick.

Music Business Worldwide

Soundcloud Co-founder Eric Wahlforss Switches Job As Firm Hires CTO

Yahoo! exec Artem Fishman has been appointed Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering at SoundCloud – as co-founder Eric Wahlforss takes on a newly-created role.

ZEIT Online

Hamburg, deine Perle

Der teuerste Konzertsaal der Welt ist eröffnet, beklatscht von Angela Merkel, Joachim Gauck, Reichen und Prominenten. Erfüllt die Elbphilharmonie die hohen Erwartungen?

FAZ

Dieser Konzertsaal kennt keine Gnade

Die Hamburger Elbphilharmonie ist eine Augenweide. Doch wir sehen nicht mit den Ohren: Das Hördesign von Yasuhisa Toyota ist gemacht für Überwältigungsmusik.

Der Tagesspiegel

Elemente des Lebens

Elementargewalten, inszeniert vor historischer Kulisse. Die Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci 2017 haben die vier Elemente Feuer, Wasser, Erde und Luft zum Thema.

France Musique

Découvrez l’impressionnante Philharmonie de l’Elbe à Hambourg

Pour faire oublier des années de retard et d’explosions budgétaires, l’Elbphilharmonie de Hambourg devait sortir le grand jeu lors de son inauguration. Pari réussi pour la ville hanséatique qui vient de se doter d’une des plus belles salles de concert au monde.

Twitter

Classic FM @ClassicFM Next week, the complete Latin works of William Byrd in 24 hours with ! …here’s how you can support it:

The Violin Channel @violinchannel Join us Friday 11am New York time for a Facebook Live Q&A with violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman!

klassik.com @klassikcom Geigerin Sarah auf Russlandflug bestohlen

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Photo: Sound and Music

(Written on January 13, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Italy proposes to save the European Youth Orchestra, Montreal International Music Competition 2016 names six violin finalists & Michael Berkeley, Kuljit Bhamra and Judith Weir have been announced as honorary patrons of Sound and Music. Also, Argerich’s Lugano festival faces closure due to a lack of sponsorship & metro users in India are to be serenaded on their way to work by classical music.

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Italy has saved EU youth orchestra, says minister

Europe’s youth orchestra has been saved by a proposal from Italy.

The Strad

Montreal International Music Competition 2016 names six violin finalists

The finals of the 2016 Montreal International Music Competition – this year dedicated to the violin – are currently under way, featuring six shortlisted violinists competing for over $86,000 in prizes – including a top prize of $30,000 and concert engagements.

Classical Music Magazine

Sound and Music announces new patrons

Michael Berkeley, Kuljit Bhamra and Judith Weir have been announced as honorary patrons of Sound and Music.

Argerich’s Lugano festival facing closure

The ‘Progetto Martha Argerich’ is at risk of closing due to a lack of sponsorship. Swiss bank BSI – the festival’s main sponsor since its inception – will no longer be funding the event and no other sponsor can be found, according to Ticino News.

International Arts Manager

Metro users soothed by classical music

Metro users in Bengaluru [Bangalore], India, are to be serenaded on their way to work by classical music. Speakers in all stations on the metro network will play Carnatic-style music – a type of Indian classical music associated with the southern part of the country – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It follows a successful trial that proved popular with passengers.

Euronews

Sydney Opera House a cascade of colour for VIVID Light Festival

A light show on the sails of the Sydney Opera House opened the VIVID Festival, a festival which celebrated light, music and new ideas. This light show, called Lighting the Sails was inspired by the ancient songlines of Indigenous Australia.

Daily Mail

‘That didn’t just happen’: Simon Cowell joins America’s Got Talent and gives high praise to teenage opera singer Laura Bretan

A 13-year-old opera singer stole the judges’ heart on Tuesday during the season premiere of America’s Got Talent. Laura Bretan from Chicago received a standing ovation and a ticket straight to the live shows after a spine-tingling rendition of Nessun Dorma.

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Neues Opernprojekt mit Flüchtlingen

Nach zwei erfolgreichen Opernproduktionen mit Flüchtlingen  – ‘Cosi fan tutte’ und ‘Zaide’ – haben Cornelia Lanz und der Verein ‘Zuflucht Kultur’ ein weiteres Projekt initiiert.

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Dirigent Manfred Honeck wird Ehrenprofessor

Der österreichische Dirigent Manfred Honeck ist zum Ehrenprofessor ernannt worden.

KlassikInfo.de

24-Stunden-Webradio mit französischer Romantik gestartet

Um dem französischen Musikerbe des 19. Jahrhunderts weitere Verbreitung zu verschaffen, startete jetzt das Bru Zane Classical Radio.

Twitter

Pizzicato Magazine @PizzicatoMag EU-Kommission will Rettung des EUYO einleiten via

Top Classical News @topcmnews Seniors silence the music in their favourite store

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall Watch tonight’s Concert of Johann Christoph and Johann Sebastian Bach, streamed live with at 7.30pm

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(Written on June 1, 2016 )

Classical News

The Times

LSO needs a new hall to lure Rattle

The London Symphony Orchestra’s illustrious conductor’s podium looks set to welcome a homecoming star in Sir Simon Rattle, although he may have a condition — a new concert hall.

ENO battles another backstage civil war

Our chief cultural writer on what to make of chairman Martyn Rose’s resignation and the leaked letter accusing his colleagues of mishandling the budget

The Strad

Boris Goldstein Violin Competition names second-round candidates

Fourteen violinists have made it through to the second round of the International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition Bern.

Classical Music Magazine

Parting shot from ENO chairman declares John Berry ‘the problem not the solution’

The outgoing chairman of English National Opera, Martyn Rose, has called ENO’s direction under artistic director John Berry ‘wholly unsustainable’ in a letter sent to Sir Vernon Ellis, ENO’s president.

BBC Music Magazine

Download the prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1

The original manuscript for JS Bach’s Six Cello Suites is lost, making it difficult to know exactly when they were written.

Berliner Zeitung

Die Botschaft der Geigen

Auf manchen von Amnon Weinsteins wurde in den Orchestern der Konzentrationslager gespielt.

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Berufschoristen verärgert über Pariser Philharmonie

Weil die Pariser Philharmonie den Chor ihres residierenden ‘Orchestre de Paris’ als residierenden Chor auserwählt hat, protestieren die Pariser Berufschoristen, die sich in dem Kollektiv ‘Colère lyrique’ zusammen geschlossen haben, um ihrem Ärger besser Ausdruck zu verleihen.

Park schlägt zurück: Chung in Bedrängnis

Im Kampf zwischen dem Dirigenten Myung-Whun Chung und der am 29. Dezember zurückgetretenen Orchesterdirektorin des ‘Seoul Philharmonic’, Hyun-jung Park, war diese zwar offiziell unterlegen, aber sie hat mittlerweile ein Lauffeuer gegen den von ihr gehassten Chefdirigenten angefangen.

Klassik.com

Lösung in Streit um Kopien an Musikschulen

VG Musikedition schließt Vertrag mit dem Verband deutscher Musikschulen

The New York Times

Met Opera Cancels Premiere; Broadway Shows Canceled

The snowstorm forced the Metropolitan Opera to cancel one of the highlights of its season: Monday night’s planned premiere of a new production of a double bill of Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta,” starring Anna Netrebko, and Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle.”

Tweets

Springfield School ‏@SpfldUK : Are you a budding composer? @soundandmusic are offering a summer school opportunity from 2-8 August 2015 – http://soundandmusic.org/summerschool 

The Mozart Project ‏@themozartproj : Born today in 1756, here’s Mozart birth certificate showing his extremely long full name. Happy 259th Wolfgang!!

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse :We’re now on sale for Spring Season! Let us know if you need any help ^E http://bit.ly/1GXtI0y 

ENO News 27th Jan The English National Opera. Photo: Donald Cooper/Photostage

 

(Written on January 27, 2015 )

Classical News

Classic FM

Average composer fee is now ‘shockingly low’

A survey and report commissioned by Sound and Music has revealed that the average fee received by a composer for each commissioned composition is £1,392.

Coventry Telegraph

£74 eBay piano led Tile Hill girl to music degree at Oxbridge

Talented Coventry pupil Emily Lanigan almost gave up piano as her family couldn’t afford instrument – but bargain led her all the way to Oxford.

Vulture (via Arts Journal)

The Metropolitan Opera Has Solved Its Labor Crisis, But There Are Still Rumblings in Valhalla

The Met’s labor crisis is over; the spiritual crisis goes on.

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian Chamber Orchestra celebrates 40 years as the nation’s flagship ensemble

Founded in 1975 by John Painter, the evolution of the ACO has been shaped by Richard Tognetti’s 25 years as lead violin and artistic director.

The Baltimore Sun

One-of-a-kind oboe belonging to BSO musician stolen

Orchestra’s principal oboist was vacationing in Montreal when her instrument went missing.

Triblive.com

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra makes ‘great strides’ financially, audit shows

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has begun to dig itself out of a financial hole, said a financial analyst who reviewed its 2013 audit.

Concerti

Europa in einer Person (Porträt Philippe Jordan)

Philippe Jordan vereint in Paris nord- und südländische Klangtraditionen und macht dabei von sich reden.

Die Welt

In New York geht der Opernvorhang doch auf

Es wird keine Aussperrungen und ausgefallenen Vorstellungen an der Metropolitan Opera geben. Doch das Internet hatte den Arbeitskampf ordentlich befeuert und dem Intendanten Peter Gelb Druck gemacht.

Twitter

GreatTweets2Go: ‏@Greattweets2go Classical music redefined for young people: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) The Grand Rapids Sympho… http://binged.it/1tj7vB5  #classicalmusic

Daily Nation: ‏@dailynation Kenya’s very own great classical musicians http://bit.ly/1BBOSfs  #classicalmusic #Kenya

Chamber Music Tulsa: ‏@ChmbrMusicTulsa  Via @nprmusic: How Do You Get Latino Kids Into Classical Music? Bring The Parents http://n.pr/RxB2HD  #classicalmusic

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(Written on August 21, 2014 )

Classical News

The Independent

Proms 2014: Tasmin Little is preparing for her 20th Proms – but busking is her real passion

The chart-topping violinist tells Jessica Duchen that her real passion is for performing for people who never set foot in a concert hall.

The Telegraph

Nicola Benedetti: first British solo violinist to reach top 20 of the UK albums chart in two decades

Nicola Benedetti’s latest album is the first release by a British solo violinist to reach the top 20 of the UK pop chart since 1995.

Classic FM

Germans use classical music to foil US spies

German politicians are using piano music to combat the threat of American eavesdropping during their meetings.

Slipped Disc

Video: Itzhak Perlman campaigns for universal polio vaccination 

‘Even two or three cases in a country, those cases can blow up unless everyone is immunised,’ pleads the great violinist.

Star Advertiser

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra extends contract with musicians

On the eve of announcing its third season, the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra extended the current agreement with its musicians, allowing for “incremental” growth of the organization.

Klassik.com

Überraschung? – “Rettungsversuch” für SWR Sinfonieorchester gescheitert

Die Rettung des SWR Sinfonieorchesters Baden-Baden und Freiburg durch ein Stiftungsmodell ist vorerst gescheitert.

kultur-port.de

ARD-Klassikprojekt: “Das Dvorák-Experiment”

“Das Dvorák-Experiment” ist das erste gemeinsame Projekt zur Musikvermittlung, mit dem die ARD-Rundfunkanstalten Schüler in ganz Deutschland für klassische Musik begeistern wollen.

Zeit Online

Klassik ohne Radio

Die ARD-Rundfunkanstalten müssen sparen. Wo tun sie es zuerst? Bei der Kultur, klar. Oder ist das nur Einbildung, die alte Verschwörungstheorie? Auf Spurensuche zwischen dem Programmauftrag und der Massentauglichkeit eines geliebten Mediums im digitalen Zeitalter.

Le Monde

Aurélie Filippetti chahutée au « off » d’Avignon

A Avignon, mercredi 16 juillet, il y a davantage de journalistes que d’intermittents du spectacle qui attendent la ministre de la culture. Le collectif des salariés du festival in, la CGT spectacle et la Coordination des intermittents et précaires (CIP) refusent de rencontrer Aurélie Filippetti.

Twitter

Jessica Duchen: @jessicaduchen Great and to the point piece by @susannaeastburn re British Composer Awards – get nominating! http://blog.soundandmusic.org/2014/07/16/susanna-eastburn-a-call-to-action-for-female-nominations-for-the-british-composer-awards/ …

Yannick Nézet-Séguin: @nezetseguin One week left…;-) Vote for the Gramophone Artist of the Year 2014 | http://gramophone.co.uk  http://www.gramophone.co.uk/artist-of-the-year-2014 … via @GramophoneMag

Berlin Philharmonic: @BerlinPhil Passion and precision: Karajan conducts the 1978 New Year’s Eve Concert. Last chance to watch for free now at http://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/10123/?a=twitter&c=true …!

 

Tamsin Little, Independent

Tamsin Little, Independent

 

 

(Written on July 17, 2014 )

The Guardian

Sound and Music: A new era dawns

Sound and Music has gone back to basics. Is it time to call for an end to hostilities and get behind the new-model institution?

 

Epoch Times

Music and Life in Oneness: An Interview With Burt Bacharach

May marks an important month for Burt Bacharach, recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammys, and a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee.

 

Gramophone

A new way to experience The Rite of Spring

Animated, graphical score helps makes sense of Stravinsky’s revolutionary work.

 

Classic FM

Katherine Jenkins booked to sing on luxury cruise ship

P&O Cruises have announced that Katherine Jenkins will be all at sea in October and November, as she performs on two luxury cruises on the ship Oriana.

 

Classical Music Magazine

Leipzig Wagner Festival: composer’s birthplace puts on a grand show

The city of Leipzig and city of Wagner’s birth, is making a sterling attempt to compete in the year of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

 

Classical Music Magazine

NCEM 2013 composers award goes to Joseph Howard, 20, and Lilly Vandaneuax, 11

The National Centre for Early Music’s 2013 composers award has been won by Lilly Vadaneaux (aged 11) in the 18 years and under category ‒ the youngest entry and youngest winner of the competition to date ‒ and Joseph Howard (20) in the 19-25 years category.

 

National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) Composers Award 2013

Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 1, 2013 )

LA Times

Philip Glass’ Walt Disney opera to be broadcast live online

Can’t get to Madrid for the world premiere of Philip Glass’ Walt Disney Opera? “The Perfect American,” a fictionalized account of Disney’s final days, will be broadcast live online on Wednesday, with the video available for free up to three months after.

New York Times – Arts Beat

A $100,000 Prize for Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma, the popular and successful cellist who has already received several major cash awards, has won another: the $100,000 Vilcek Prize, given by the Vilcek Foundation.

Classical Music Magazine

Sound and Music relaunches two awards for composers

Sound and Music has relaunched two initiatives for the promotion and support of composers: the George Butterworth Prize of £1,500, and the Francis Chagrin Awards which will provide composers with financial support to help meet costs associated with composing and disseminating new work.

NPR Deceptive Cadence

Does Classical Music Have A Transgender Problem?

Yesterday, pianist Sara Davis Buechner published on the New York Timeswebsite a brave and moving account of her experiences as a transgendered person.

Gramophone

Forgotten Carlo Gesualdo work performed and recorded for the first time in 400 years

Hear an excerpt of Sacrae Cantiones Liber secundus performed by Vocalconsort Berlin under James Wood (Harmonia Mundi) on the Gramophone Player!

Classic FM

Harrods closes piano department after 118 years

Legendary department store Harrods is set to close its piano sales department, due to a decline in sales.

Music Week

TuneCore reports $102m artist payouts in 2012

Digital distributor TuneCore has reported a record $101.8 million pay-out to artists in 2012.

Music Industry News Network

CD Baby Lowers Digital Sales Commission From 25% To 9% — The Lowest Rate Of Any Digital Music Retailer

CD Baby, the world’s largest online distributor of independent music, has announced that it will be lowering its cut of MP3 download sales on cdbaby.com.

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(Written on February 5, 2013 )