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In today’s news: Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86, Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival, and thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius at the Royal Albert Hall. Expert Guide to Classical Concerts in NYC 2017 Fall Season, how mice singing determines their social behaviour, and Saxonia Art Minister is called to be in the Richard-Wagner-Foundation. 

The Guardian

Sir Peter Hall, RSC founder and former National Theatre director, dies aged 86

Tributes paid to legendary director and ‘great impresario of the age’ following his death in London

Opera Now

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa quits public performance

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has announced her retirement from public performance.

Music Teacher

NYO announces CPD days

Music education hubs, music services, schools and music education professionals are invited to CPD days run by the National Youth Orchestra.

Classical Music Magazine

Meurig Bowen steps down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival

Meurig Bowen is to step down as director of Cheltenham Music Festival after ten years in the role. He is leaving to take up the post of artistic planning manager at the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales.

Music Business Worldwide

Apple Music is now playable via the new Apple watch

That means people can stream 40m+ songs on their Apple Watch straight from the device – via Bluetooth headphones – just like they can from their smartphone.

Classic FM

Thanks to Facebook, a refugee violinist will play a Stradivarius at the Royal Albert Hall

A young musician and Syrian refugee will be playing one of the world’s finest instruments, thanks to Florian Leonhard Fine Violins and a Facebook post.

WQXR

Here’s Your Expert Guide to Classical Concerts, 2017 Fall Season

Excitement is building in New York City as major concert halls and music venues prepare to launch their fall seasons.

Codex flores

Lieder der Mäuse helfen ihr Sozialverhalten entschlüsseln

Mäuse haben ein Tonrepertoire über fünf Oktaven. Die Analyse der Mäuselieder kann wichtige Informationen über ihr Sozialverhalten oder für die Erforschung neuropsychischer Krankheiten liefern. 

Klassik.com

Dirigent Siegfried Köhler gestorben

Der Dirigent Siegfried Köhler ist tot. Er starb nach Angaben der Allgemeinen Zeitung im Alter von 94 Jahren in Wiesbaden.

Musik Heute

Sachsens Kunstministerin in Wagner-Stiftung berufen

Die Leipziger Richard-Wagner-Stiftung hat Sachsens Kunstministerin Eva-Maria Stange (SPD) zum 1. September in den Stiftungsrat berufen.

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Sir Peter Hall
Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

(Written on September 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: Euphonium player mixes it with a sax mouthpiece, and Spotify and Apple Music jumped by more than 69% subscribers in the US during first half of the year. Moritzburg Festival close to Dresden starts today, and Unesco chair for musicology Weimar/Jena inaugurated. How historic bassoons bring together generations, and Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr shows his oboe skills in public.

Choir and Organ

Psallite Women’s Choir: Sing a Song of Joy

The premiere of a new work by Janet Wheeler was given on 29 June by the female voice choir Psallite at The Old Church, Stoke Newington, in London.

Cmuse

Euphonium Player Mixes it with a Sax Mouthpiece

Brian Wilson, renowned euphonium player introduced us to the most unconventional musical instrument recently when he merged a euphonium with a baritone saxophone mouthpiece.

Music Business World

YouTube loses ground on US subscription music streaming in first six months of 2017

The volume of subscription streams on the likes of Spotify and Apple Music jumped by more than 69% in the US during the first half of this year to 141.3bn – dramatically outperforming the number of online music video streams in the same period.

Classic FM

This is why fast food restaurants play classical music at night

Playing classical music in the late hours of the day appears to be part of the mass fast-food chain effort to combat rowdy behaviour in their branches.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Das Leben, das Leben, das Leben

Die Berliner Volksbühne verabschiedet sich von Intendant Frank Castorf – und sagt mit Feiern und einer späten Christoph-Schlingensief-Filmpremiere adieu.

Concerti

Musik im Märchenschloss

Am Rande des idyllischen Dresden liegt ein noch idyllischeres Schloss. Dort hob der Cellist Jan Vogler 1993 das Moritzburg Festival aus der Taufe.

Pizzicato

Alexandre Bloch verlängert bei Düsseldorfer Symphonikern

Der französische Dirigent hat seinen Vertrag als Erster Gastdirigent der Düsseldorfer Symphoniker um weitere drei Jahre verlängert.

Kulturradio

Unesco-Lehrstuhl für Musikwissenschaft eingeweiht

Mit einem Lehrstuhl an den Hochschulstandorten Weimar und Jena will die deutsche Unesco-Kommission die Erforschung von Musiktraditionen fördern.

KQED

Historic Bassoon Brings Two Generations of Musicians Together for a Special Concert in Palo Alto

Much like a Stradivarius is to the violin world, a Heckel is considered one of the gold standards in bassoons.

CTV News

Oboe-playing minister trades cabinet duties for centre-stage with WSO

Federal Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr has hit many high notes in his career. Before he entered politics, he was a journalist, a CEO — and a professional oboe player.

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: Artcodes. Ólafur Elíasson vs. Krzysztof Warlikowski.

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(Written on July 5, 2017 )

In today’s news: Stradivarius fiddles as good as their old versions, new president for Symphony Hawaii and blind testing experiment still effective after years. David Philip Hefti composes his first opera named ‘Anna’s Mask’, and baritone Adrian Eröd gets nominated chamber singer by the Wiener Staatsoper. Hvorostovsky gives first performance at the MET after his brain tumour diagnose.

The Telegraph

The great Stradivarius fiddle: modern violins sound as good as Old Italians

The name Stradivarius has become a byword for quality and prestige, with string instruments crafted by the Italian family often selling for more than £10 million.

The Strad

Players favour new violins over old in largest ever blind testing experiment

Five years after the 2012 blind test of old Italian and new violins in Paris and New York, fresh analysis has found that new instruments project more effectively

The Violin Channel

Prizes Awarded at Henri Marteau International Violin Competition

23 year old Lorenz Chen from Taiwan-Germany has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Henri Marteau International Violin Competition, in Hof, Germany

 The Guardian

Don’t apologise for classical music’s complexity – that’s its strength

Naysayers argue classical music is being chased to extinction by technology.

The Times

Listen, Doc . . . about Marilyn and me

A huge squad of reporters and biographers have strained to tell the story of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe: a torrid marriage that occupied a mere nine months of 1954 but secured an everlasting place in American culture.

Süddeutsche.de

Die Wiedergängerin

David Philip Heftis Kompositionen werden immer öfter gespielt. Jetzt hat er mit “Annas Maske” seine erste Oper komponiert, die jetzt in St. Gallen auf die Bühne kam.

Klassik.com

Wiener Staatsoper ernennt Adrian Eröd zum Kammersänger

Bariton ist an der Staatsoper in mehr als 380 Vorstellungen aufgetreten

Klassik Heute

Der Komponist Samuel Walther erhält den Théodore-Gouvy-Preis 2017

Der Théodore-Gouvy-Preis 2017, vergeben vom Eurodistrict SaarMoselle und der Deutschen Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, geht an den 1995 geborenen Komponisten Samuel Walther für sein im Rahmen der „Saarbrücker Komponistenwerkstatt 2017“ entstandenes Orchesterwerk Triptych for Ellsworth Kelly.

Idaho Statesman

The Boise Philharmonic names new music director after an international search

Eric Garcia is the new music director for the Boise Philharmonic, the orchestra announced Monday.

WQXR

Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Surprise Performance at the Met Opera 50th Anniversary Gala

On Sunday, May 7, the Metropolitan Opera celebrated its 50th year in Lincoln Center. It was Hvorostovsky’s first performance at the Met Opera since being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015.

Broadway World 

Hawaii Symphony Announces Michael Titterton as President

As the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra approaches the conclusion of its fifth season, the organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Titterton as President.

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The Times

(Written on May 9, 2017 )

In today’s news: a new musical based on the The Pogues music, and how sounds a 3D printed violin? 200th anniversary of the University of music and theatre Vienna and Woodstock Chamber Orchestra selects Jonathan Handman as conductor. The first Steinway shop opens in Paris.

The Daily Telegraph

The Wire creator David Simon is working on a new musical about The Pogues

The creator of hit US television drama The Wire has written a musical based around the music of The Pogues.

The Guardian

‘He can’t lie’: the uncompromising brilliance of Paddy Considine

He’s one of Britain’s bravest screen actors. Now Paddy Considine is making a high-stakes stage debut in The Ferryman.

The Strad

British cellist Olga Hegedus has died aged 96

The London-born musician was longtime co-principal cellist of the English Chamber Orchestra and a dedicated chamber performer.

Music Week

New UK Music Boss: I’ll target Brexit fix for biz

Incoming UK Music chief executive Michael Dugher has pledged to hit the ground running, as he believes the General Election and Brexit negotiations offer crucial opportunities for the music biz to put its case to Government.

Classic FM

This is what a 3D-printed Stradivarius copy sounds like

The advent of 3D printing has led to some bizarre and exciting developments in instrument manufacture – but this exceptionally faithful recreation of a Stradivarius violin is possibly the most interesting yet.

Classical Music Magazine

Murray Perahia becomes patron of the Leeds

Murray Perahia is to become the Leeds International Piano Competition’s new patron

Concerti

200 Jahre für die Kultur

Die Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Wien feiert ihr 200-jähriges bestehen. Deutschlandfunk porträtiert die Geschichte der renommierten Hochschule in der Sendung Musikszene

Pizzicato

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra Picks Jonathan Handman As Music Director

Jonathan Handman has been named Music Director of the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Handman was chosen by the orchestra’s Search committee, which had to evaluate four 4 candidates for the post.

Codex Flores

Human Rights Orchestra spielt für Menschenrechte

Kommenden Montag (8. Mai) präsentiert das Human Rights Orchestra (HRO) im Luzerner KKL ein Benefizkonzert für Menschenrechts-Projekte im Kongo und in Bolivien.

First Coast news

Music director forced to retire from Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra spring concert is just two weeks away. This past weekend, the organization sent a letter to parents and students stating that their music director of more than two decades, Scott Greg, is retiring.

Le Monde

Nouvelle partition pour Steinway

Le mythique facteur de pianos, racheté en  2013 par le fonds spéculatif Paulson & Co, ouvre sa première boutique française cette semaine à Paris. Signe d’une ambition retrouvée.

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Assemblage d’un piano Steinway dans les ateliers de Hambourg. STEINWAY

 

 

 

(Written on May 3, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Nicola Luisotti announces that he will leave San Francisco Opera, 19th century violin stolen after bomb evacuation and new luxury train in Ireland offers music entertainment. Also, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra announces its new season ‘Revolution’ and a rare Stradivarius is recorded for the first time.

KQED Arts

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti Leaving Post

Nicola Luisotti, music director for the San Francisco Opera (SF Opera) since 2009, announced Wednesday that he would be leaving the opera company after the 2017-2018 season, when his contract expires.

Stanford News

Stanford launches its first free online course in classical music appreciation

A new, free Stanford Online class that explores the early evolution of the string quartet and features classical music and commentary is now open for enrollment.

EveningStandard

This is how to get free piano lessons at St Pancras station

A top London pianist is to give free lessons on the public pianos in St Pancras station as she tries to spark a passion for music in children.

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Bagshot musician ‘devastated’ after thieves stole sentimental 19th century violin

Sam Young is desperately trying to trace the instrument, which was a family heirloom, after thieves broke into his girlfriend’s car last weekend.

The Strad

Violinists and cellists to receive 2016 Tarisio Trust grants

Online instrument and bow auction house Tarisio has announced four of the recipients of its 2016 Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants.

The Irish Times

Ireland’s new luxury train will have fiddling, flutes and fairy tales

The Irish Times got a sneak peek at the progress of work on Ireland’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

BBC News

Music News LIVE:Michael Buble vocal chord surgery

Michael Buble is taking a break from singing to have surgery on his vocal cords, cancelling two big upcoming events so he’s got time to “rest and recover”.

Classical Music Magazine

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2016/17 season

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016/17 season is themed ‘Revolution’. The theme encompasses landmark works by Bach, Berlioz, Stravinsky and The Beatles, as well as a Beethoven symphony cycle from chief conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Rare Stradivarius recorded for the first time

The rare 1725 ‘Chevillard King of Portugal’ Stradivarius cello will be heard on disc for the first time this month.

The Times

Mark Wigglesworth: ‘I experienced the classic emotions: sadness, anger, denial’

There is a faint smell of burning in Mark Wigglesworth’s flat, five floors up from one of the tiny alleys that criss-cross the district between Drury Lane and Leicester Square. The source of the odour isn’t a bridge being burnt, although one might imagine it, as the music director of English National Opera breaks his two-month silence on the subject of his resignation.

musikmarkt

Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung: Verlosung lockt bereits 100.000 Teilnehmer

Nach zehn Jahren Bauzeit und fast 800 Millionen Euro Kosten wird am 11. und 12. Januar 2017 die Elbphilharmonie in Betrieb genommen. Die Betreiber verlosen insgesamt 900 Freikarten für die beiden Eröffnungskonzerte – was auf eine riesige Resonanz stößt.

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Kein Platz für Vielfalt – VUT kritisiert öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk

Der Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen e. V. (VUT) äußert scharfe Kritik an den öffentlich-rechtlichen Radiosendern in Deutschland.

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Patrick Lange wird Generalmusikdirektor in Wiesbaden

Der 1981 geborene deutsche Dirigent Patrick Lange wird neuer Generalmusikdirektor  am Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

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 Klassik.com @klassikcom Cembalistin Huguette gestorben

BR-Klassik @BR_KLASSIK Kommentar zur Krise am : Das erste “Blaulicht-Theater” Deutschlands http://bit.ly/1rVSY1B

Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd #Conductor Nicholas Cleobury on venturing into a ‘rewarding, exciting but difficult profession’ http://bit.ly/1XBGgRG

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti Leaving Post. Photo credit: Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti Leaving Post. Photo credit: Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera

(Written on May 19, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian discusses the advantages of a chamber orchestra and ABO/Rhinegold awards announced. Also, Frank Peter Zimmermann receives a Stradivarius on loan and Kansai Jazz act sets Guinness record

Classical Music Magazine

ABO/Rhinegold awards presented to ‘backstage heroes’

The fifth annual ABO/Rhinegold awards were announced on 20 January at Birmingham’s Town Hall. The awards were presented at the ABO conference dinner by Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor

The Guardian

The chamber orchestra: why small is beautiful

Mozart, Brahms and Schumann all worked with, and wrote for, chamber orchestras, whose compact size is a huge advantage to composers and audiences alike. Why do we neglect them today?

The Strad

Frank Peter Zimmermann receives ‘General Dupont’, ‘Grumiaux’ Stradivarius on long-term loan

The Chinese owner of the ‘General Dupont’, ‘Grumiaux’ Stradivarius has agreed to loan the instrument to violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann for an initial period of two years

The Japan Times

Kansai jazz act Golden Senior Trio sets Guinness record as the world’s oldest

OSAKA – After more than 60 years of passion for jazz music, a Japanese jazz trio has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the band with the world’s oldest average age — 83 years

Musik heute

Plácido Domingo wird 75 – “Tenorissimo” feiert im Fußballstadion

Madrid – Ruhe gönnt er sich nicht: Plácido Domingo, der am (heutigen) Donnerstag 75 Jahre alt wird

NMZ

Berliner Festival Maerzmusik macht Zeit zum Thema

Das Berliner Festival Maerzmusik setzt sich dieses Jahr erneut mit Fragen der Zeit auseinander

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Una Corda, die Neuerfindung des Klaviers?

Das Una Corda ist ein Klavier, bei dem jede Taste nur einer Saite zugeordnet ist. Entwickelt wurde es von dem Instrumentenbauer David Klavins. Auch in einer virtuellen Variante bereichert es die Klavierwelt

France Musique

Le festival d’Aix-en-Provence dévoile son programme 2016

Le festival international d’art lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence a levé le voile sur sa programmation. Pour sa 68e édition, le festival accueillera pour la première fois le cinéaste et metteur en scène Christophe Honoré

Classicalite

Bartlett Sher’s Opera Othello to Air on PBS

It seems that Bartlett Sher is truly everywhere going into 2016. According to the latest gossip news updates, in addition to having his successful revival of The Fiddler on the Roof PBS will soon be airing his take on Verdi’s Othello as well

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Telegraph Music@TeleMusicNews  Gordon Lightfoot will play @RoyalAlbertHall in May, his first UK gigs for decades. See @MartinChilton interview http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/gordon-lightfoot-the-queen-likes-my-canadian-railroad-trilogy-so/

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Vulture@vulture Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Glenn Frey with a slow, dad-rock cover of “Take It Easy”: http://vult.re/1S6fpKu
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(Written on January 21, 2016 )

Enjoy this video of six of the world’s leading cellists playing some of the world’s greatest Stradivari cellos at Brompton’s Auctioneers’ Simply Strad event, at the Royal Academy of Music, in October 2013

(Written on October 5, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Max Richter explains his eight-hour composition ‘Sleep’ – the longest continuous piece of music broadcasted by the BBC – and Pergolesi’s Opera Settecento is finally premiered after nearly 300 years. Also, Christie’s exhibits its $60m Stradivarius and Guarneri collection and Classic FM reports on the Game Music Connect 2015.

The Guardian

Adriano in Siria – why Pergolesi’s overlooked masterpiece deserves a UK premiere at last

Pergolesi’s opera has lain unloved for nearly 300 years, but, with its cascade of showstopping arias, Opera Settecento are finally bringing it to a UK public

The Independent

Max Richter’s ‘Sleep’: The longest continuous piece of music broadcast by the BBC

As Max Richter prepares to premiere his eight-hour ‘lullaby for a frenetic world’, before a live, if slumbering, audience, he tells Jessica Duchen why he dreamt up the experiment

Classic FM

Game Music Connect 2015: what we’ve learned about videogame music

Classic FM is at London’s Southbank Centre for the annual videogame music conference, where we’ve heard insider knowledge from a Sony bigwig and why London’s musicians are the best.

The Strad

Christie’s exhibits $60m Stradivarius and Guarneri collection in Shanghai and Hong Kong

‘The Art of Music’ sale features seven violins and one cello from a private European collection

Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Symphony names Yaniv Dinur its new assistant conductor

Jerusalem native Yaniv Dinur is joining the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as assistant conductor. He will conduct youth, family and outreach concerts.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Achtstündiges Schlaflied

Eine boshafte Anekdote behauptet, dass Johannes Brahms sieben Jahre an seinem berühmten Wiegenlied komponiert habe, weil er dabei am Piano immer wieder einnickte

Neue Musikzeitung

Levy Sekgapane gewinnt den Montserrat-Caballé-Gesangswettbewerb

Der Südafrikaner Levy Sekgapane aus dem Jungen Ensemble der Dresdner Semperoper hat den Internationalen Montserrat-Caballé-Gesangswettbewerb in Spanien gewonnen

Klassik.com

Tenor Levy Sekgapane gewinnt den Montserrat Caballé Gesangswettbewerb

Der südafrikanische Tenor Levy Sekgapane hat den Hauptpreis beim 14. Internationalen Gesangswettbewerb Montserrat Caballé in Saragossa gewonnen. Levy Sekgapane überzeugte die Jury mit einer Arie aus Rossinis “L’italiana in Algeri”

France Musique

Un quatuor joue du Pachelbel sur une autoroute anglaise

Alors que de nombreux automobilistes stationnent à l’arrêt durant un embouteillage sur l’autoroute M5 en Angleterre, un  quatuor à corde sort de son véhicule et interprète le Canon de Pachelbel

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Sinfini Music

Carmen: ‘Our relationship goals are not compatible’. Famous Operas Made Significantly Shorter Through Feminism: http://bit.ly/1FfifJx

Which recording would you choose as The Recording of the Year? Vote here →

BBC Proms Team

Are you pitch perfect? Take our Proms Quiz and test your knowledge of this year’s season!

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(Written on September 16, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Marin Alsop gives a conducting masterclass, the ‘Ames’ Stradivarius is rediscovered and Lorenzo Viotti wins a young conductors award.

The Strad

The rediscovery of the ‘Ames’ Stradivarius

Last week it was announced that the 1734 ‘Ames’ Stradivarius violin had resurfaced after going missing 35 years ago.

Classical Music Magazine

Mendelssohn and the Messiah feature in Bodleian exhibition

An exhibition at the Bodleian Library features a number of musical artefacts, ranging from the original conducting score of Handel’s Messiah to some of Felix Mendelssohn’s conducting batons.

Classic FM

Marin Alsop’s Classic FM Conducting Masterclass: An introduction to conducting

Marin Alsop is one of the world’s best conductors. And starting today, she’ll be presenting a series of video masterclasses exclusively for Classic FM on all aspects of conducting, from how to use the baton to that iconic big finish.

Gramophone

Lorenzo Viotti wins the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Awards

The young Swiss conductor Lorenzo Viotti has won the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Awards, an award made at the weekend after he conducted the Camerata Salzburg.

The New Yorker

Finally, A Non-Embarrassing Classical-Music Scene in a Blockbuster Movie

When classical-music fans hear that a new Hollywood production has a scene set at the opera or the symphony, they reflexively prepare to cringe.

Die Welt

Im Sitzen kann man keine Opern inszenieren

Der Regisseur Harry Kupfer hatte das Weltniveau, nach dem sich die DDR sehnte. Deswegen durfte er aus- und einreisen. Nur seine Tochter muss als Geisel bleiben. Jetzt wird der Felsenstein-Schüler 80.

Pizzicato

Musicians and Orchestras Present New Streaming Platform

Since streaming seems to have a great future, many actors of classical music go in that direction. Unsatisfied by the current offer, some of them go their own way. Idagio is such a platform that connects musicians and audiences directly.

BR Klassik

Preisträger Lorenzo Viotti in Salzburg

Der renommierte Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award geht in diesem Jahr an den 25-jährigen Lorenzo Viotti. Der mit 15.000 Euro dotierte Preis wird jährlich an einen jungen Dirigenten bis 35 Jahre verliehen.

France Musique

Le contre-ténor Serge Kakudji victime d’une agression en Sicile

Le chanteur lyrique s’est fait violemment agressé à Palerme en Sicile le 20 juillet dernier, au lendemain de son concert avec l’orchestre du Théâtre Massimo de Palerme.

The New York Times

Mostly Mozart’s Big Tent Embraces George Benjamin, Dai Fujikura and More

The big news this week at Mostly Mozart is George Benjamin’s opera “Written on Skin,” to be performed Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. But there’s also plenty of interest elsewhere at the festival.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms: Last night @RoyalAlbertHall turned into a swinging speakeasy @clareteal @clarkepeters @Real_Band &

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Uggie the dog who, starred in the film The Artist, has died. We’re playing a music tribute this talented pooch soon!

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic: Who knew that Pavarotti was also a passionate cricketer?

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Marin Alsop conducting masterclass
Photo credit: Classic FM

(Written on August 12, 2015 )

In today’s news, Angel Blue reveals her dream to perform at the Proms, an interview with Susanna Mälkki and artist manager Caroline Oakes retires. Also, Czech pianist Ivan Moravec dies at the age of 84.

The Guardian

Angel Blue: ‘America doesn’t have anything like the Proms. They’re the envy of the world’

The American soprano on presenting at this year’s Proms, the inspiration of her pastor father – and her former career as a California beauty queen

Facing the music: Susanna Mälkki

From Ligeti to Björk and Mozart – the Finnish conductor reveals her musical inspirations

The Strad

Success of Stradivarius violin recording leads to sequel

The 1715 ‘Lipiński’ Stradivarius violin, which was sensationally stolen in January 2014 and recovered nine days later, will be the star of a second recording chronicling its history through music.

Classical Music Magazine

Leading artist manager retires

Artist manager Caroline Oakes has retired after more than four decades in the profession.

Ivan Moravec (9 November 1930 ‒ 27 July 2015)

The Czech pianist Ivan Moravec has died at the age of 84.

Der Tagesspeigel

Stets sollst du mich befragen

Familiengeschichte: Das Wagner-Museum im wiedereröffneten Haus Wahnfried erlaubt Einblicke in das Leben des Komponisten – und in die Verstrickungen der Familie Wagner in den Nationalsozialismus.

Klavier.de

Letzter Flügel von Franz Liszt ist in Wien zu sehen

Der von dem Komponisten und Pianisten Franz Liszt in seinen letzten Lebensjahren genutzte Flügel ist nun Teil der Sammlung Alter Musikinstrumente des Kunsthistorischen Museums in Wien.

Pizzicato

Gesamtwerk Anton Bruckners ist online

Das gesamte Werk Anton Bruckners (1824-1896) kann jetzt online abgerufen werden. Die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW) teilte mit, dass auf ihrer Webseite www.bruckner-online.at der Zugang zu der umfangreichen Sammlung von Handschriften, Erstdrucken seiner Kompositionen und Bildern aus verschiedenen Archiven möglich ist.

Le Figaro

La Roque d’Anthéron, le rendez-vous des stars du piano

Pendant quatre semaines, les virtuoses du clavier vont se produire dans le célèbre petit village de 4000 habitants des Bouches-du-Rhône. De Anne Queffélec à Monty Alexander, un bonheur pour les amateurs de musique.

France Musique

Le Festival d’Athènes annule le concert de l’Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerrannée

Première tournée depuis 2009 à l’étranger de l’Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerrannée s’est vue amputée de la date grecque. « Le pays est à l’arrêt. Les gens ne viennent pas aux spectacles.»

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Nicholas McCarthy @NMcCarthyPiano: Speaking and performing at @GoldmanSachs this evening. Can’t wait.

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Some great music coming up in @johnsuchet1‘s show, including a few highlights from the so far:

Music Network @MusNetIrl: A really interesting interview for any musician or music lover in @FinalNoteMag with @chathamsax:

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Angel Blue dreams of performing at the Proms
Photo: Graeme Robertson

(Written on July 28, 2015 )