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In today’s news: Jaume Santonja Espinós is appointed assistant conductor at the CBSO, Myleene Klass on cuts to music tuition in schools, Andrew Lloyd Webber to be honoured at Classic Brit Awards. Musical Director Evan Christ takes legal actions against the Staatstheater Cottbus. An interview on how the state funding the arts in Germany may need to be rethought, and three young conductors reach the second phase of the “Maestros of tomorrow” program. The French accordion icon Yvette Horner has died. An Aids researcher debuts as a composer.

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CBSO appoints new assistant conductor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has appointed Jaume Santonja Espinós assistant conductor. He succeeds Jonathan Bloxham, who has held the position since 2016.

Classic FM 

Myleene Klass: cuts to music in schools are ‘a travesty’

Presenter and musician Myleene Klass has condemned cuts to music lessons in schools, saying music “helped me with my algebra. It helps with your interpretation and learning of different languages.”

The Telegraph

Male dancer who is gender fluid wins part with English National Ballet’s female ensemble

For the first time in the modern era, a male dancer – who identifies as being ‘gender fluid’ – is performing as part of the female ensemble in The Sleeping Beauty.

The Times

Auctioneer will score big with Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto manuscript

A two-page manuscript from one of Beethoven’s most popular concertos is expected to sell for as much as $350,000 when it goes up for auction in New York today. The documents, in the German composer’s own hand, date from 1809 and show ideas for the second and third movements of the Emperor Concerto.

The Stage

Andrew Lloyd Webber to be honoured at Classic Brit Awards

Andrew Lloyd Webber is to receive a special Classic Brit award for his services to musical theatre and arts education. Lloyd Webber will be presented with the special recognition award for musical theatre and education during a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 13.

Slipped Disc

Aids Research Pioneer makes his concert debut as composer

Dr Joseph Sonnabend was among the first to identify the Aids syndrome in New York in the early 1980s and one of the foremost campaigners for the needs of his patients.

Berliner Zeitung

Denkbar: Kunstförderung per Losverfahren Auch unter dem Radar entsteht Bemerkenswertes 

Als Ende Mai im Hebbel Theater vom bundesweiten Fonds Darstellende Künste zum neunten Mal der George-Tabori-Preis für freies Theater vergeben wurde, rechnete der Vorstandsvorsitzende Wolfgang Schneider bei der Begrüßung vor, dass man in den letzten 30 Jahren rund 3000 Projekte gefördert habe – mit insgesamt 17 Millionen Euro.

Deutscher Musikrat

Drei neue Maestros von Morgen

Die Juroren haben entschieden: Gábor Hontvári, Clemens Mohr und Yura Yang erreichen die 2. Stufe im Förderprogramm des Dirigentenforums und werden „Maestros von Morgen“. Zudem kann sich Gábor Hontvári über den Ernst-von-Schuch-Preis freuen.

RBB Kulturradio

Krise am Staatstheater Cottbus beschäftigt jetzt auch Justiz

Im Streit um den Führungsstil wendet sich Generalmusikdirektor Evan Alexis Christ mit einer Kündigungsschutzklage gegen seinen Arbeitgeber.

France musique

Yvette Horner, la reine de l’accordéon, s’éteint à 95 ans

La célèbre accordéoniste et reine des bals populaires Yvette Horner est décédée lundi à l’âge de 95 ans à Courbevoie.

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Jaume Santonja Espinós

(Written on June 12, 2018 )

In today’s news: RPS Music Award winners announced, leading soprano withdraws from ex-husband’s opera, winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition, chamber orchestra plays techno beats, and Staatstheater Cottbus dissolves contract with Evan Christ.

Evening Standard

Proms 2018: What to see and hear at the world’s greatest classical musical festival 

General booking for the Proms 2018 opens on Saturday — here’s what you should keep an ear out for at the world class classical music festival.

BBC Music Magazine: Classical-Music

Winners of the RPS Music Awards announced

The Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in live classical music in the UK.

The Times

Soprano Kristine Opolais withdraws from her ex Andris Nelsons’ opera

Kristine Opolais revealed her separation from Andris Nelsons in March and this week, less than a month before the Covent Garden run of Wagner’s opera begins, she announced her withdrawal.

NPR

How A Synesthetic Artist Sees Sounds And Turns Music Into Paintings

Artist Christina Eve has synesthesia, a rare neurological condition that entwines the senses.

The Guardian

Young musicians on the day that changed their lives

One overslept, one played in cowboy boots and one’s next gig is the royal wedding-five past winners of BBC Young Musician relive the thrill of the competition.

i News

Calderland – A People’s Opera celebrating Yorkshire community’s response to floods wins top award

Calderland – A People’s Opera, performed by a choir of 200 adults and children with the help of a cast of thousands, won the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Learning and Participation.

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Niall Horan performs Flicker with RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Niall Horan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra premieres on RTÉ One this Saturday and here’s your chance to watch the full performance of Horan’s torch song Flicker.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Das Kammerorchester, das Technobeats spielt

Das Verworner-Krause-Kammerorchester trägt Bauhelme, spielt Guerilla-Konzerte und verschmilzt Klassik, Jazz und Pop. Das funktioniert bemerkenswert gut.

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Hyperaktives Sensorium

Der Komponist und Performer Alexander Schubert verbindet mediale Wirklichkeiten zu explosiven Gemischen.

“Gesänge des Daseins” am Konzerthaus Berlin – Eine Dokumentation

Im Dezember 2017 gastierte das Ensemble MA.NM im Rahmen des neuen Wettbewerbformats “D-BÜ” am Konzerthaus in Berlin.

klassik.com

Staatstheater Cottbus: Stiftungsrat für Trennung von GMD Christ

Der Vertrag des Staatstheater Cottbus mit seinem Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ soll nun endgültig aufgelöst werden.

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Calderland – A People’s Opera © Sarah Mason – Landlines and Watermarks

(Written on May 10, 2018 )

In today’s news: Ben Chaplin reflects on Mood Music, classical music used to calm conflict between Muslim and Buddhist communities in Thailand, General Music Director Evan Christ is put on probation for the duration of the season, new music channel, Deutsche Grammophon+ is released, and Herbert Blomstedt receives ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ achievement award in Tokyo.

Classical Music 

Canal+ partners with Universal Music to launch new music channel

The channel, called Deutsche Grammophon+, will provide a range of curated music showcasing Deutsche Grammophon’s catalogue.

The Guardian 

Songs in the key of strife: the explosive force of musical conflict

Gender politics and creative differences are explored in Joe Penhall’s drama about the record industry. He shares his journey through music psychology.

BBC News

Crossing Divides: Thai orchestra fights bloodshed with music

The 14-year conflict between Muslim insurgents and authorities in Thailand’s three southernmost provinces has claimed more than 7,000 lives. But can music help bridge the sectarian divide?

Forbes

Worshipping At The Altar Of Bach

In this interview, the cellist, Sébastien Hurtaud reflects on the place of Bach, and music in general, in his life, and the particularities of performing in a church.

Classic FM

‘Some competitions haven’t been good at keeping their integrity’ – violinist Ray Chen

Ray Chen is one of the brightest stars of his generation and we caught up with him at the Malta International Music Festival where he was performing a new work by Alexey Shor.

nmz

Brahms und die Fremde – Lübecker Brahms-Festival startet am 4. Mai

Seit 1992 widmet die Lübecker Musikhochschule im Frühjahr dem Komponisten Johannes Brahms ein eigenes Festival. In diesem Jahr steht es unter dem Motto «Fremde». Zum Eröffnungskonzert wird auch Ministerpräsident Günther erwartet.

Klassik

Staatstheater Cottbus beurlaubt GMD Christ

Nach Wochen des Konflikts hat das Staatstheater Cottbus seinen umstrittenen Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ bis zum Ende der Spielzeit beurlaubt. Danach werde eine vollständige Trennung von dem amerikanischen Dirigenten angestrebt, so die Brandenburgische Kulturstiftung Cottbus-Frankfurt (Oder).

Pizzicato

Herbert Blomstedt erhält ‘Orden der Aufgehenden Sonne’

Herbert Blomstedt, ‘Honorary Conductor Laureate des NHK Symphony Orchestra’ in Tokio, erhält den ‘Orden der Aufgehenden Sonne’ als Anerkennung seiner Leistungen und Beiträge zur Förderung der Musikkultur in Japan.

Klassik heute

Diana Damrau & Nikolas Testé mit dem Münchner Rundfunkorchester auf Tour

VERDIssimo – Diese festliche Gala mit den schönsten Auszügen aus Opern von Guiseppe Verdi wird die Sopranistin Diana Damrau und der Bassbariton Nicolas Testé zusammen mit dem Münchner Rundfunkorchester und seinem Chefdirigenten Ivan Repušić präsentieren: In vier renommierten europäischen Musikstädten stehen Verdi und seine Opernklassiker auf dem Programm.

Platea Magazine

Igor Levit se entrega a Beethoven en el Palau de la Música Catalana de Barcelona

El próximo 2 de mayo, el pianista Igor Levit ofrecerá un recital en el Palau de la Música Catalana de Barcelona, donde ofrecera un programa íntegro de Beethoven, compuesto por las sonatas 13 “Cuasi una fantasia” y 14 “Claro de luna”, así como por las Variaciones Diabelli, que recientemente ha llevado a los estudios de grabación.

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Ben Chaplin in rehearsals for Joe Penhall’s Mood Music © Sarah Lee for the Guardian

 

(Written on April 30, 2018 )

In today’s news: 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been invited to perform at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, National Opera Studio commissions twelve arias for young artists, IFPI Global Music Report reveals streaming is largest revenue source, interactive baroque opera for smartphone users, Staatsoper Hamburg declines pregnant singer and conductor of Staatstheater Cottbus Christ reflects on dissolution of his contract.

Rhinegold

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to perform at Royal Wedding

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won BBC Young Musician in 2016, has been invited to perform at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next month.

National Opera Studio commissions twelve arias for young artists

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the National Opera Studio has commissioned twelve composers and twelve librettists to collaborate with its young artists in the creation of twelve contemporary audition arias.

Independant

Bob Dorough dead: Schoolhouse Rock composer who wrote ‘Conjunction Junction’ and ‘3 is a Magic Number’ dies aged 94

Bob Dorough, the musician known for writing and performing many of the beloved songs on Schoolhouse Rock, has died aged 94.

The Times

BBC Proms star Sierra Boggess quits over West Side Story ‘whitewash’

For its Proms production of West Side Story, the BBC will perhaps be thinking it should have looked further south.

Music Week

IFPI Global Music Report reveals streaming is largest revenue source

Surging streaming revenues have consolidated the return to growth around the world in the recorded music market, according to the IFPI’s Global Music Report 2018.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Smartphone-Oper in Wuppertal: App-Lenkung durch betreutes Tippen

Interaktive Barock-Oper für Smartphone-Nutzer: Francesca Caccinis „La liberazione di Ruggiero“ in Wuppertal hat das Potential die Jüngeren in die Oper zu locken.

Der Tagesspiegel

Arbeitsrecht: Staatsoper Hamburg sagt schwangerer Sängerin ab

Eigentlich sollte Sopranistin Julie Fuchs im Mai auftreten. Doch die Staatsoper Hamburg sagt ihr ab, weil sie im vierten Monat schwanger ist. Die Künstlerin ist enttäuscht.

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Ruhrtriennale beginnt dreijährige «Zwischenzeit»

Die Veränderung von Lebensumständen etwa durch Krieg und Flucht ist zentrales Thema der neuen Ruhrtriennale von 2018 bis 2020.

klassik.com

Staatstheater Cottbus: Auflösung des GMD-Vertrages?

Dirigent Christ lehnt Angebot für Auszeit ab und denkt über Auflösung seines Vertrages nach. Im Konflikt zwischen dem Orchester des Staatstheater Cottbus und seinem Generalmusikdirektor Evan Christ hat die Theaterleitung in einer Pressemeldung öffentlich Stellung bezogen.

El País

Sónar vuelve a buscar vida alienígena a través de la música

El festival enviará canciones a un planeta potencialmente habitable

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Interaktive Barock-Oper für Smartphone-Nutzer (c) Jens Grossmann

(Written on April 25, 2018 )

Classical News

In our news today, after their artistic director resigned things are getting out of hand at Romanian national opera, stars lined up for the Jazz FM Awards celebrated in London last night and Apple Music revealed it had passed 13 million subscribers to its streaming service, closing the gap on market leader Spotify.

The Guardian

Romanian opera row intensifies as culture minister resigns

There is chaos at the Romanian national opera: a row that began when the ballet company’s Danish artistic director resigned has led to shows being cancelled, dancers refusing to perform, local artists protesting over pay for foreign stars and has even claimed a ministerial scalp.

Music Week

Stars line up for Jazz FM Awards

The highest achievers from the worlds of jazz, blues, soul and beyond have been honoured at the third annual Jazz FM Awards, which took place last night at a star-studded ceremony at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in London.

Apple Music UK subscriptions growth outpacing Spotify 

This morning, Apple Music revealed it had passed 13 million subscribers to its streaming service, closing the gap on market leader Spotify, which says it has more than 30 million.

Classical Music Magazine

#LoveOpera weekend to celebrate the art form

#LoveOpera weekend (6-8 May) will celebrate the range and quantity of live opera and music theatre around the UK.

The Strad

12th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition names prize winners

Duo Urba has won first prize at the 12th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition, this year dedicated to cello and piano. German cellist Marius Urba and Russian pianist Vita Kan receive €8,000 and concert opportunities in France and abroad.

The New York Times

Saluting Robert Shaw, a conductor of humanist spirituality

“I am not sure I ever have ‘heard’ Brahms’s ‘Requiem’ — strictly as a member of an audience,” the incomparable California-born choral conductor Robert Shaw wrote in 1997.

Pizzicato

Perlman and Argerich together for a new recording

In Paris, Itzhak Perlman and Martha Argerich just have recorded a new album, to be released late 2016 on Warner Classics.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

EU-Kommission kommt türkischen Zensurforderungen nicht nach

Der Beschreibungstext des Konzertprojektes „Aghet“ der Dresdner Sinfoniker ist trotz türkischer Proteste wieder unzensiert auf der Webseite der EU-Kommission zu lesen – allerdings mit einem Zusatz.

Der Tagesspiegel

Wie wir lachen wollen

Das kann ja heiter werden: Die Pläne des Staatstheaters Cottbus. Los gehen soll es mit einem musikalischen Familienfest.

El Pais

La Sinfónica de Euskadi reserva sus atriles a solistas de renombre

El violinista Zukerman y las hermanas pianistas Labèque participarán con la orquesta vasca.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Brave new season at Opera North

Conor Farrington  Enjoyed hearing ‘s on . Now listening to great recordings on her website

Black Dress Code @black_dresscode What’s your favourite piece from the first collection? We love the chiffon sleeves on the

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Photograph: The Arts Desk

(Written on April 28, 2016 )