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In our news today, Sir Jonathan Mills speaks about the “domination of London” in culture and politics, Dudamel Fellows announces 2016/17 partcipating conductors, and a live symphony orchestra will perform the entire Harry Potter film score in a new series of concerts. Also, Britain’s church bell ringers don’t limit themselves to sunday services, and John Williams confirms he will score eighth Star Wars film.

The Times

London’s ‘domination of culture’ must now end, says ex-director

Sir Jonathan Mills, who curated his final international festival programme in 2014, said the “domination of London” in culture and politics could no longer be sustained.

Classical Music Magazine

Dudamel Fellows 2016/17 announced

Paulo Bortolameolli, Elim Chan and Kachun Wong have been announced as Dudamel Fellows for 2016/17. They will participate in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s orchestral, education and community programmes, and will also receive personal mentoring.

The Guardian

Daniel Barenboim on ageing, mistakes and why Israel and Iran are twin brothers

At 73, the conductor is still lobbying presidents and bellowing at the violins in five languages. But has his passion project – an orchestra of players from across the Middle East – achieved any real change?

Evening Standard

A live symphony orchestra will perform the entire Harry Potter film score in a new series of concerts

Fans will get the chance to hear music from the films performed in their entirety by a live symphony orchestra, with music from the first film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone kicking off proceedings.

The New York Times

Britain’s Church Bell Ringers Don’t Limit Themselves to Sunday Services

There are about 5,000 churches in Britain, and almost everyone lives within hearing range of one of them. Bell-ringing enthusiasts are called campanologists, and the country has about 40,000 of them.

CMUSE

John Williams confirms he will score eighth Star Wars film

John Williams, Hollywood’s most decorated film composer, has relieved Star Wars fans by confirming that he will be scoring the soundtrack for the upcoming eighth film in the series.

nmz

Zeitung: Bund erwägt Übernahme der Berliner Philharmoniker

Der Bund hat einem Zeitungsbericht zufolge Interesse an einer Übernahme der Berliner Philharmoniker. Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters (CDU) schwebe im Rahmen der Verhandlungen für den neuen Hauptstadtkulturvertrag ein finanzielles Engagement für das weltberühmte Ensemble vor.

Klassik heute

Musikfest Bremen 2016 vor dem Start

Am Samstag, 20. August, beginnt mit der Großen Nachtmusik das 27. Musikfest Bremen. Beim Eröffnungsabend „Große Nachtmusik“ stehen 27 Konzerte in drei Zeitschienen rund um den illuminierten Bremer Marktplatz auf dem Programm.

Musik heute

Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen für Streicher ausgeschrieben

Der Internationale Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen wendet sich im kommenden Jahr an junge Musiker der Fächer Viola und Kontrabass. Bewerbungen aus aller Welt würden bis zum 31. Januar 2017 angenommen.

Twitter

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms Our Virtual Orchestra is nearly complete, but you can still take part! UK kazoo players: your time has come. http://bbc.in/2bG0wmu

Tido Music @tidomusic Slow practice… did it! Excellent article by on how to enjoy ultra-slow practice

BR Klassik @BR_Klassik In voller Länge nachhören: die Oper “Thaïs” von Jules Massenet beim mit u http://bit.ly/2aYtmbx

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A live symphony orchestra will perform the entire Harry Potter film score in a new series of concerts. Credit: Warner Bros

(Written on August 17, 2016 )

In today’s news, Classic FM reports that David Bowie has died at the age of 69 and Gustavo Dudamel conducts Star Wars. Also, a video is released of passengers enjoying an impromptu classical music concert at a train station in Ternopil and Bachtrack announces classical music statistics for 2015

Classical Music Magazine

Making connections: A carefully programmed concert is greater than the sum of its parts

Today we have incredible access to a seemingly infinite amount of music: Spotify, YouTube, apple-music – not to mention an abundance of online score libraries

Classic FM

RIP David Bowie – we’re remembering his genius version of Peter and the Wolf

The music legend David Bowie has died from cancer at the age of 69. The world of pop music will never be the same – but he also made his mark on the classical world

Ukraine Today

Passengers enjoy impromptu classical music concert at train station in Ternopil

Musicians bring Christmas cheer to weary passengers

The Telegraph

Gustavo Dudamel: ‘I thought John Williams was joking when he asked me to conduct his Star Wars music’

There is awe in Gustavo Dudamel’s voice as he describes the moment he watched the words “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” crawl across the screen in front of him

Classical Music Magazine

Bachtrack announces classical music statistics for 2015

Listings database Backtrack has published an analysis of its data from 2015’s classical performances

Der Tagespiel

An der Himmelspforte

Erste Aufnahmen und die Pläne für den neuen Konzertsaal: Wie Simon Rattle und das London Symphony Orchestra sich für die Zukunft warmspielen

Pizzicato

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg eröffnet in einem Jahr

Genau in einem Jahr am 11. und 12. Januar 2017 wird das NDR Sinfonieorchester unter der Leitung von Thomas Hengelbrock das Eröffnungskonzert im Großen Saal geben

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Nicht allein

Solisten beherrschen manches, was andere Musiker nicht können. Nur im Ensemble zu spielen, fällt vielen schwer. Über die Kunst der Kammermusik, an der die Größten scheitern – oder wachsen

New York Times

For One Night, China’s Great Hall of the People Reverberates With Music

There is sort of an invisible rule in China that rock musicians cannot perform in big concert halls or opera houses,” said Tan Dun

Washington Post

How a classical critic introduced her child to music (not very well)

Ever since my son was born in 2011, it seemed inevitable that I would produce an article on introducing children to music

Twitter

Telegraph@Telegraph  With his new album, David Bowie returned to his first love http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/david-bowie-blackstar-first-listen-extraordinary/

Music Mark@musicmarkuk  #MemberVoice “Music can give a voice to those who have no voice” @paterson2_diane @ArtFormsLeeds

Philharmonia@philharmonia  This week’s Spotify playlist honours Pierre Boulez, featuring some of his best work as both conductor & composer http://spoti.fi/1PZqPiU

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David Bowie/ Classic FM

 

(Written on January 11, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian critics pick their favourite live events of 2015, and The Telegraph look at how classical music has fought terrorism, seduced old rockers and is constantly changing. Also, a Spanish court has ordered soprano Montserrat Caballé to pay a €254,000 fine for tax avoidance and José Maria Blumenschein has been appointed as the new concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

The Guardian

Best of 2015: our classical critics pick their favourite live events

There were masterly turns by prodigious youngsters, and vigorous performances by mature masters – across the UK, it’s been a fascinating classical year

The Telegraph

Classical music in 2015: fighting terrorism, seducing old rockers – and constantly changing

This year, as always, the doom merchants continued to predict the imminent demise of classical music

Classical Music Magazine

Austen family music books made available online

The University of Southampton has digitised around 600 pieces of music belonging to the Austen family, placing them online free of charge

Gramophone

The cult of classical music

We need to confront the ignorance surrounding classical music – and fast

International Arts Manager

Montserrat Caballé hit with huge tax fine

A Spanish court has ordered Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé to pay a €254,000 fine for tax avoidance

Classical Music Magazine

Vienna Philharmonic appoints new concertmaster

José Maria Blumenschein has been appointed as the new concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Der Tagesspiegel

Opernsängerin Stella Doufexis gestorben

Eine wichtige Stimme ist viel zu früh verstummt: Im Alter von nur 47 Jahren erliegt die Mezzosopranistin Stella Doufexis ihrer Krankheit.

Klassik.com

Staatstheater Cottbus trauert um Werner Kiersch

Bassist stand 38 Jahre für das Staatstheater auf der Bühne

Musikmarkt.de

MIDEM 2016 thematisiert Zukunft des Musikgeschäfts, führt Awards ein

Die 50. Ausgabe der Musikmesse MIDEM feiert die Musikbranche mit der Einführung der Midem Awards, die Musik-Executives aus der ganzen Welt ehren sollen. Die Awards sollen künftig jährlich verliehen werden.

Pizzicato.lu

New Concert Hall in London?

Plans to build a new concert hall in London have moved ahead.

The New York Times

In Handel’s ‚Messiah‘, the trumpet as divine agent

Coming late in Handel’s „Messiah“, the glittering instrumental solo in „The Trumpet Shall Sound“ is one of the most recognizable trumpet parts in music.

Twitter

South Bank BIDHave a look at our end of year message and look back on what the BID does for South Bank:

BBC Music MagazineOkay. We’ve managed to stay off the Star Wars bandwagon. Until now.

Nicola Benedetti: I am backing free music lessons

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Dramatic sense … I Puritani, one of our operatic highlights of the year from Welsh National Opera. Photograph: John Snelling/Getty Images

(Written on December 18, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian lists the best classical music of 2015, Apple enhances classical music browsing in Apple Music with an iTunes update and opera critic Rodney Milnes has died aged 79. Also, clarinetist Sebastian Lambertz builds a new audience for classical music and Los Angeles Times talks about the soothing power of classical music in troubled times

The Guardian

Fiona Maddocks: the best classical music of 2015

There was trouble at the Coliseum, a whirl of orchestral manoeuvres – plus some unforgettable turns at the piano

Classical Source

Rodney Milnes dies aged 79

Rodney Milnes, the opera critic, has died aged 79

Apple Insider

Apple enhances classical music browsing in Apple Music with iTunes update

Apple on Friday released a minor update for the OS X version of iTunes, adding enhanced classical music listening options for the company’s streaming Apple Music service that bring it in line with Music on iOS

Epoch Times

Clarinet Player Builds a New Audience for Classical Music

Lambertz wants people today to feel personally connected to musical traditions and their meanings; otherwise they lose their relevance

Los Angeles Times

Classical music’s soothing powers in troubled times can help open minds and inspire dialogue

In times of tragedy, classical music is automatically summoned for comfort

Die Welt

Bayreuth ist, wo die Kanzlerin am meisten schwitzt

Zum ersten Mal haben die Bayreuther Festspiele das Raumklima im Zuschauerraum untersucht – und Spitzentemperaturen von knapp 45 Grad gemessen. Einen besonders schlechten Sitzplatz hat die Kanzlerin

KlassikAkzente

Gelber Strom – Die Yellow Lounge mit Ludovico Einaudi im Live-Stream

Gerade hat Ludovico Einaudi seinen 60. Geburtstag gefeiert. Am 15. Dezember ist der kreative italienische Musiker zu Gast in der Yellow Lounge und wird für das Publikum dabei erstmals auch in einem Live-Stream zu erleben sein

Pizzicato

Filippo Gorini gewinnt Beethoven-Wettbewerb

Der 20-jährige Italiener Filippo Gorini hat den Internationalen Beethoven Wettbewerb 2015 in Bonn 2015 gewonnen. Er setzte sich gegen Ben Cruchley und Moritz Winkelmann durch

El Pais

Por qué siempre nos emocionamos con la música de ‘Star Wars’

John Williams ha creado en la saga la banda sonora más popular de la historia del cine

The New York Times

Evgeny Kissin Will Indulge His Love of Yiddish Poetry at Carnegie Hall

Describing his affinity for Yiddish verse recently, the pianist Evgeny Kissin closed his eyes, bowed his head slightly and in a mellifluous, expressive baritone began to recite a poem from memory

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews : David Pershall to make Met debut http://bit.ly/1lHpT7m #opera #ballet

Classical Diary @ClassicalDiary : Watch John Williams conduct the new Star Wars score for @60Minutes! The Force Awakens #TheForceAwakens #StarWars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_AckgwzB1s

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera : Watch: Acclaimed Russian conductor Semyon Bychkov on Eugene Onegin, ‘The story that touches everyone’ ^E http://bit.ly/1QmIEtb

Sebastian Lambertz plays the clarinet, accompanied by pianist Babette Hierholzer at a German Forum concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center in New York on Nov. 18, 2015. (Rick Maiman)

Sebastian Lambertz plays the clarinet, accompanied by pianist Babette Hierholzer at a German Forum concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center in New York on Nov. 18, 2015. (Rick Maiman)

(Written on December 14, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Christoph von Dohnányi is reflecting his remarkable career, Liverpool Philharmonic opens the doors and John Williams is to receive the Lifetime achievement award. Also, Conductor Riccardo Chailly puts life on hold and Óscar Navarro about freshness and talent

The Guardian

Gergiev and the LSO: fond farewells or sighs of relief?

Valery Gergiev has not served the London Symphony Orchestra well as their chief conductor, nor has he lived up to the brilliance his earlier career promised

Gramophone

New Podcast: Christoph von Dohnányi reflects on his remarkable career

Includes excerpts of his latest recording – Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Classical Source

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Open House Marks Completion of Major Refurbishment Programme

Liverpool Philharmonic throws open the doors of its Hope Street home today, Friday, 9 October, for Open House (from 7.30pm to 9.30pm), signalling the completion of the major refurbishment of the 1939 Grade II* listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

BBC

Star Wars composer John Williams to receive film honour

Star Wars composer John Williams is to receive the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Lifetime achievement award

The Guardian

Riccardo Chailly: ‘I want to do things differently, to put life on hold’

Conductor Riccardo Chailly is at the height of his powers, so why is he determined to slow down? He tells Fiona Maddocks about leaving Leipzig’s Gewandhaus and his return to La Scala, Milan

Pizzicato

DG und Decca nun auch in der ‘Naxos Music Library’

Die Klassiklabel Deutsche Grammophon und Decca sind nun im Angebot der ‘Naxos Music Library’

Codex Flores

Lucerne Festival Ark Nova in Fukushima

Vom 24. Oktober bis 3. November 2015 kommt die mobile Konzerthalle Lucerne Festival Ark Nova zum dritten Mal zum Einsatz, diesmal in Fukushima. Erneut findet ein Musikfestival mit traditioneller japanischer Musik und europäischen Klassik- und Jazz-Musikern statt

Futurebiz.de

Erster Test mit Facebook Reactions & Auswirkungen auf den News Feed Algorithmus

Mit Reactions hat Facebook seinen neuen Interaktionsmöglichkeiten mit Facebook Beiträgen vorgestellt. Facebook Reactions, oder die Emojis, stellen eine Ergänzung zum Gefällt mir Button dar und bieten Menschen vielfältigere Möglichkeiten mit Inhalten zu interagieren und ihre Meinung zu äußern

Le Figaro

Le chanteur Leny Escudero est mort à 82 ans

L’épouse de l’interprète de Pour une amourette a annoncé ce vendredi le décès de l’artiste des suites d’une insuffisance respiratoire

El Mundo

Óscar Navarro: ‘Es vital que los grandes auditorios se abran a los jóvenes’

Ganador del Jerry Goldsmith por ‘Sueños de sal’ que estrena en España su pieza ‘Legacy’ en el Auditori Teulada Moraira sobre la frescura y el talento en la industria de la musica

Twitter

Sinfini Music: @SinfiniMusic : Where’s the best place in the world to be a classical music fan? @operalastnight finds out: http://bit.ly/1VJbHKN

Classic FM: @ClassicFM : Announcing… At the next #ClassicFMlive, hear one of our finest cellists: @StevenIsserlis! http://classfm.co/CFMlive

The Strad: @TheStradMag : ‘I emphasise tone, not technique, because it’s so important’ – #violinist Aaron Rosand

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Williams composed the well-known themes for blockbusters such as Superman and the Harry Potter films. AP/BBC

(Written on October 12, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Berlin State opera concert angers Israel, dead woman named as Norwegian pianist Natalia Strelchenko and violinist Gil Shaham gives a Mozart masterclass. Also, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 tops Classic FM Hall of Fame poll.

Guardian

Berlin orchestra’s planned Tehran concert angers Israel

Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim in talks to take Berlin State Opera to Iran, but Israel wants Angela Merkel to block performance

BBC 

Dead woman named as concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko

A woman found with fatal head injuries in Manchester has been named by police as Norwegian concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko.

Classic FM

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 tops 20-year poll of classical music

Star Wars composer John Williams is named most popular living composer in Ultimate Classic FM Hall of Fame, which combines 20 years’ worth of polling data from annual Hall of Fame poll.

Classical Music Magazine

Whitechapel Gallery hosts experimental music season

Whitechapel Gallery is hosting a season of experimental performances, ranging from live contemporary performances to multi-sensory visuals and immersive electronic mixes.

The Strad

Violinist Gil Shaham gives Mozart masterclass

‘Can you play that with twice as much bow? OK, now twice as much again!’

Der Tagesspiegel

Vom Gleiten über den Saiten

Er ist die Geige hinter dem berührenden Violinensolo aus “Schindlers Liste”: Itzhak Perlman. Wir gratulieren dem Ausnahmegeiger zum 70. Geburtstag.

Die Welt

Der berühmteste Geiger der Welt

Er spielte die Melodie von “Schindlers Liste”: Der israelische Geiger Itzhak Perlman feiert seinen 70. Geburtstag. Kein Wunderkind, aber ein früh Vollendeter, ein Meister des vollen Tons.

Opernnetz

„Die hergebrachte Distanz zum Künstler überwinden“

Neun Jahre erlebte die Klassikszene im Rheinland Ilona Schmiel als Intendantin des Beethovenfests Bonn. Im Interview mit Opernnetz spricht sie über Innovationen der ersten Spielzeit und und die Pflicht, junge Leute für die klassische Musik zu begeistern.

Classicalite

How the ‘Now’ Generation Caused the Death of Sheet Music Retail

The encroaching “paperless society”, while stubborn and elusive, has stepped forward to deliver a devastating blow. Frank Music, the last devoted sheet music retail store in New York City, has closed down.

The Globe and Mail

Russell Smith: I don’t have to meditate, I have art

A lot of contemporary art is deliberately boring. Endurance is a feature of viewing it. It involves spectacles that unfold over hours, changing minutely (videos on loops, projected to empty galleries; artists sitting still in boxes, etc.). A lot of this sort of thing fails because one is not forced to endure it…

Twitter

The Amati Magazine : Amati goes to…the Gstaad Menuhin Festival

BBC Proms Team : Listen to @murraygold‘s ‘Albatross – Reunion’ performed by @BBCCO conducted by @jeremyhs1

Classic FM : Ever wondered how fast a pianist’s fingers move in Rach 2? We got @ValLisitsa in for this experiment:

Classic FM

Classic FM Hall of Fame results
Credit: Classic FM

(Written on September 1, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, can classical music stimulate milk production in cows, classical music prevents seizures and whether Bach’s wife actually wrote his cello suites.

Classic FM

Simon Pegg: “I’m amazingly excited about the new Star Wars film”

The great British actor came in to Classic FM and told us why he’s super excited for the new Star Wars film, his passion for movie music – and what it was like to work with the legendary Pythons for his new film ‘Absolutely Anything’.

The Strad

I discourage my students from using a shoulder rest, says violinist Aaron Rosand

Only without a shoulder rest can one develop a personal sound that is identifiable, insists the Curtis Institute and Mannes College professor

Can classical music stimulate greater milk production in cows?

‘Usually I refuse to play in front of an audience that eats while listening, but I can make an exception for cows. Especially because they do not speak during a concert’

Morning Ticker

It seems that jazz and classical music prevents epileptic seizures

Given the calming effects that the genres of classical and jazz music can possibly have, these 2 choices of music may be extremely beneficial to those with the condition.

Slipped Disk

Not by Mrs Bach: Johann Sebastian did it by numbers

Ruth Tatlow led the academic campaign to discredit the recent remote theory that Bach’s cello suites were written by his wife.

Die Welt

Warum Google den epochalen Alphabet-Umbau vollzieht

Überraschende Neustrukturierung bei Google: Die Webaktivitäten werden von allem getrennt und eine neue Mega-Holding namens Alphabet geschaffen. Die neue Struktur ist nicht nur für Investoren gut.

Klassik Akzente

Zum 150. Geburtstag – 25 Fakten über Jean Sibelius, Teil 1

Ein Komponist mit dem Hang zum Extravaganten – Werfen Sie mit unseren ersten fünf Fakten einen Blick hinter die Fassade des finnischen Musikers Jean Sibelius, der in diesem Jahr 150 Jahre alt geworden wäre.

Musik Heute

Salzburger Festspiele: Viotti gewinnt Dirigentenwettbewerb

Der Schweizer Dirigent Lorenzo Viotti hat den Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele gewonnen. Der 25-Jährige setzte sich gegen zwei Mitbewerber durch, teilten die Veranstalter am Montag mit.

Classicalite

David Byrne of Talking Heads Gives ‘TED Talk’ on Importance of Acoustics

In his TED seminar, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne exhibits an acoustical awareness that might surprise his fans.

BWW Classical Music World

BWW Interviews: Stéphane Denève Helps Create the Repertoire of Tomorrow

French conductor Stéphane Denève has come a long way from his birthplace in the border town of Tourcoing in northern France to his compelling presence with orchestras throughout the world.

Twitter

BrandRepublic @BrandRepublic: Is Facebook entering a music streaming war asks @_JamesH93 on @TheWallUK  @MintTwist

Classic FM @ClassicFM: A beautifully artistic scrolling musical score:

Making Music England@MakingMusicENG: Fancy trying something new? Composer looking for orchestras to work with on ‘Photo Piece’. Contact us for info.

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Aaron Rosand discourages his students from using a shoulder rest
Photo credit: The Strad

(Written on August 11, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Disability and the arts: the best of times, the worst of times

Introducing a new series on disability arts, producer Jo Verrent looks at some of the key issues affecting disabled artists and organisations in the sector

The Strad

Students practise performance skills on virtual audience

The Royal College of Music, London and Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano have developed a performance simulator

Classical Music Magazine

Rhinegold TV launches, featuring Yuja Wang, Julian Lloyd Webber and more

Rhinegold Publishing has launched Rhinegold TV, which will host content from events including the Rhinegold LIVE concert series and Music Education Expo, as well as content from partner producers, at www.rhinegold.co.uk/tv/.

International Arts Manager

Five Avery Fisher Career Grants Awarded for 2015

Five new Avery Fisher Career Grants – the maximum number available in any one year – have been awarded to talented young and emerging musicians, all recognised by the Avery Fisher Artist Program board and committee as having ‘great potential for major careers in future’.

Classic FM

The new Star Wars soundtracks: everything we know so far

All the latest news about the new Star Wars soundtracks, as it happens: we’re expecting John Williams’ score for The Force Awakens in December 2015!

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Ah! und Oh! statt E und U

Beethoven, Blockbuster, Hip-Hop: Niemand kann Musik so gut erklären wie der Pianist Chilly Gonzales.

audiophil

MAURICE WEDER

Der Grundstein für seine internationale Karriere wurde beim seinem Rezital-Debüt in der Londoner Wigmore Hall im Jahr 2013 gelegt, seither sorgt Joseph-Maurice Weder bei Kritikern und Publikum für reges Aufsehen.

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Bach-Marathon in der Ukraine

Am vergangen Samstag, 21. März, feierte die ukrainische Stadt Lviv (Lemberg) Johann Sebastian Bachs 330. Geburtstag im Rahmen des weltweit veranstalteten Events ‘Bach in the Subways’.

Scala: 240.000 Euro jährlich für Alexander Pereira

Der Intendant der Mailänder Scala erhält gemäß seinem nun bis 2020 verlängerten Vertrag jährlich ein Gehalt von 240.000 Euro.

The New York Times

How David Geffen’s $100 Million Lincoln Center Gift Came Together

Barbara Walters never expected a role in the renaming of Avery Fisher Hall.

Le Monde

Une famille saisie par l’appel du zarb

Malgré les moustaches épaisses, le sourire se devine. Quant aux lunettes, elles ne cachent rien de la malice joueuse qui brille au fond des yeux.

Twitter

RSNO ‏@RSNO : What happens when you cross Beethoven & @johnsuchet1? Hear them both this weekend w/ the @RSNO http://www.rsno.org.uk/live/concert-listing/ …

Spitalfields Music ‏@SpitsMusic : Our Yr 3s wanted to run special storytelling sessions for early years classes: http://bit.ly/1zuWs6M  #SMTakeover

SM ‏@ISM_music : Don’t worry if you missed out on booking your ticket to #MakeMusicWork! We have an extra 20 tickets available: http://bit.ly/15CzVhv 

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The new performance simulator at the Royal College of Music.

(Written on March 24, 2015 )

Classical News

Guardian

Ice and fire: the classical music scene in Iceland

Iceland’s composers and musicians are busy breaking down the barriers between classical and popular genres. And now they have a spanking new concert hall to experiment in

Facing the Music: Willard White

The bass-baritone answers our questions about his musical tastes on and off the concert platform

Telegraph

Why Beethoven has got cardiologists’ hearts racing

Did Beethoven’s arrhythmia influence his greatest works? Ivan Hewett investigates

BBC Music Magazine

Study suggests that some emotional responses to music are universal

Do rainforest tribes react in the same way as city dwellers to the music of Star Wars?

New York Post

An opera singer on life after she was fired for being ‘too fat’

Renowned opera singer Deborah Voigt made headlines in 2004 after a London opera company fired her for being “too fat.”

Die Welt

Das Drama der Sitzplätze in deutschen Theatern

Gedankenfreiheit? Bewegungsfreiheit! Wer im Theater seine Beine nicht mehr spürt, der kann sich auch der Kunst nicht hingeben.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Von Klängen getrieben und getragen

Im Jahr 2012 gewann der Komponist Georg Katzer den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis in der Kategorie “Komposition experimentelle Musik”.

Codex Flores

«Je suis Charlie» – die Freiheit der Kunst ist unantastbar

Die Theater und Orchester in Deutschland verurteilen aufs Schärfste den brutalen Anschlag auf Charlie Hebdo und trauern an der Seite der Angehörigen um die getöteten Mitarbeiter dieser Zeitschrift und die getöteten Polizisten.

Le Monde

La culture à la portée de tous ?

Le 14 janvier, la Philharmonie de Paris ouvrira ses portes dans le parc de La Villette.

Pizzicato

Conductor Chaslin Went On Strike At Israeli Opera

French conductor Frédéric Chaslin refused to conduct at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, after the management denied his demand for a short commemoration of the victims of the terror attacks in France last week.

Twitter

Classicalite @Classicalite: Classical Music Organizations Pay Tribute to Victims of the #CharlieHebdo Terrorist Attack + More! – http://eepurl.com/bbb7dD

Classicalite @Classicalite: Seoul Government Will Play #ClassicalMusic to Reduce Crime Rate in Urban Areas http://www.classicalite.com/articles/14709/20150109/seoul-crime-rate-south-korea.htm?exe=reporter …

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Aris-Quartett gewinnt August Everding-Wettbewerb http://klassik.com/?UsqJ2  #Streichquartett #Kammermusik

Philharmonic hall of Paris, photo: Patrick Tourneboeuf

Philharmonic hall of Paris,
photo: Patrick Tourneboeuf

(Written on January 12, 2015 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Peter Oundjian: from injury to triumph

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra chief tells John Allison how, out of his failing skills as a violinist, he became one of the world’s top conductors

A shock resignation shows the chaos of Italian opera

Riccardo Muti’s departure from Rome Opera reveals opera is in deep trouble in the land of its birth, says Rupert Christiansen

Classic FM

André Rieu interviewed in his Maastricht castle

Classic FM were granted unprecedented access to André Rieu’s castle home in Maastricht, where he gave us a frank and intimate interview about his life, career and new album, Love In Venice.

Classical Music Magazine

CBSO Centre reopens after £1.8m refurbishment

The redeveloped CBSO Centre was officially reopened today by the CBSO’s patron, Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex, who had originally opened the building in 1998.

The Strad

Video: violinist Joshua Bell’s second Washington DC Metro performance draws large crowds

Unlike 2007’s anonymous busking experiment, the virtuoso this time announced his appearance in advance

Classical Source

Get Involved launches BBC Proms Inspire Scheme 2014-2015

Get Involved, the new home for family and learning events with the BBC London Performing Groups and BBC Proms, has launched the BBC Proms Inspire Scheme 2014 – 2015.

Musik – heute

Bundesjugendorchester nimmt neue Mitglieder auf

Das Bundesjugendorchester (BJO) hat 36 neue Mitglieder aufgenommen.

Klassik.com

Frankreich in der Krise: Keine Fördergelder mehr für Les Arts Florissants

Ausgleich mit Spendengeldern geplant

NMZ

Opern-Sanierung muss noch warten

Gutachten in der Prüfung

The New York Times

Metropolitan Opera’s Credit Rating Is Under Review for Possible Downgrade

The gravity of the Metropolitan Opera’s financial challenges was underscored on Wednesday when Moody’s Investors Service said it was putting the opera company under review for a possible downgrade of its credit rating.

Examiner

Interview with pianist Leon Fleisher

Born in San Francisco in 1928, Leon Fleisher’s influence and achievements have few comparables in the world of pianism and music.

Le Figaro

Les orchestres de Radio France ne sont plus sur la même longueur d’onde

Grève des musiciens, retrait du chef Mikko Franck. L’éviction du directeur artistique du

Philarmonique a mis le feu aux poudres à la maison ronde.

Twitter:

Royal Philharmonic: @rpoonline An Interview with Amanda Forsyth http://wp.me/p180cu-db

Variety: @Variety #StarWars Darth Vader, Storm Troopers Crash Stage as @LAPhil Honors John Williams http://on.variety.com/1uBXnWd 

Klassik.com: @klassikcom Renovierung der Deutschen Oper Berlin im Zeitplan http://klassik.com/?3rWle  #Oper #Kulturmanagement #Kulturpolitik

Classic FM: @ClassicFM The times great composers did their thing for charity: http://classfm.co/YUKOtU  #MakeSomeNoise

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(Written on October 2, 2014 )