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Classical News

In today’s classical news, classical music critic, Ivan Hewett, from The Telegraph, is presenting a new series on music’s five greatest chords on BBC Radio 4, at 1:45 PM from 9th to 13th January. PRS for Music has appointed Nigel Elderton as chair. BBC Proms has launched the 2017 Inspire Scheme, supporting young composers aged 12 to 18 with new opportunities for their career development. Also, new musical production in Berlin of children’s book Emil & the Detectives, and the Mozarthaus in Vienna experiences increased visitor numbers.

The Telegraph

What are the greatest chords in music history?

The Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett is presenting a new Radio 4 series on music’s five greatest chords.

Classical Music Magazine

Nigel Elderton appointed as PRS chair

Nigel Elderton, managing director and European president of peermusic, is to succeed Guy Fletcher OBE as chair of PRS.

Music Teacher Magazine

BBC Proms launches 2017 Inspire scheme

Young composers aged 12-18 can now apply to join the BBC Proms Inspire scheme 2017. The scheme offers young composers new opportunities to support their development and the chance to have their composition performed by professional musicians at the BBC Proms and broadcast on Radio 3, as well as a BBC commission.

Early Music Today

London Festival of Baroque Music 2017: Baroque at the Edge

The theme for the London Festival of Baroque Music 2017 is ‘Baroque at the Edge’. The event, which will take place 12-20 May, will celebrate the anniversaries of Monteverdi (450th birth) and Telemann (250th death), exploring the ways that composers and performers have pushed at the chronological, stylistic, geographical and expressive boundaries of the Baroque era.

The New York Times

New David Bowie Video Arrives, Hours Before He Would Have Turned 70

Just hours before what would have been his 70th birthday, David Bowie resurfaced. A new video for one of Mr. Bowie’s final songs and a brief EP of previously released tracks were made available late on Saturday.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Stile Antico appoints new tenor

Stile Antico has appointed Tom Kelly as its new member. He replaces Jim Clements, who is leaving the ensemble after seven years to focus on his parallel career as a composer and arranger.

Pizzicato

Artists Call For Cultural Strike Against Trumpism

A number of US Cultural artists plan art strikes at the occasion of the Trump inauguration. Some have called for a strike on 20 January.

klassik.com

Wiener Mozarthaus mit deutlichem Besucherzuwachs im Jahr 2016

Das Wiener Mozarthaus konnte im Jahr 2016 einen deutlichen Zuwachs der Besucherzahlen verbuchen. Insgesamt besuchten eigenen Angaben zufolge rund 176.300 Interessierte das vor zehn Jahren eingerichtete Mozarthaus.

Die Welt

Die Elbphilharmonie beendet eine andere große Ära

Wenn in Hamburg endlich die Elbphilharmonie eröffnet, endet die Zeit der Laeiszhalle. Was ein letzter Besuch in der alten Konzerthalle über die musikalische Zukunft der norddeutschen Metropole verrät.

Neue musikzeitung

Berliner Kinder-Bande für das Gute – „Emil und die Detektive” im Atze Musiktheater Berlin

Den vor 87 Jahren von Erich Kästner als Roman veröffentlichten Kinder-Krimi „Emil und die Detektive” bearbeitete Atze-Theaterleiter Thomas Sutter als ein heutiges Singspiel mit zeitgemäßem politischem Bezug und setzte ihn selbst wirkungsvoll in Szene.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Bedeutendes Jazzfestival in Westfalen

Das internationale Jazzfestival in Münster hat auch in diesem Jahr mit seiner “Ästhetik der Kontraste” überzeugt. Die Besucher bekamen viele unterschiedliche Klangfarben und Formate zu hören. Für viele Künstler war es eine Deutschlandpremiere.

Musik Heute

Stiftung Händel-Haus zieht positive Jahresbilanz

Der Komponist Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) zieht noch immer Musikliebhaber in seine Geburtsstadt Halle (Saale). 2016 kamen rund 80.000 Gäste aus aller Welt zu den Konzerten und Veranstaltungen der Stiftung Händel-Haus, wie diese am Montag mitteilte.

France Musique

Georges Prêtre inhumé en silence et dans l’intimité

Selon ses vœux, le chef d’orchestre Georges Prêtre a été porté en terre samedi 7 janvier sans aucune musique et dans la plus stricte intimité à Navès, village dans le Tarn où il résidait.

Le Figaro

L’Orchestre de Paris fête ses 40 ans en chœur

L’ensemble vocal composé uniquement d’amateurs de haut niveau se produira le 21 janvier à la Philharmonie.

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Music History @today_classical  in 1713 FP of ‘s opera Teseo in London.

Help Musicians UK @HelpMusicians UK  HMUK is delighted to have an official presence at this year’s , on 1 Feb. Read more here

Dartington Arts @DartingonArts We would like to invite musicians & performers to take part in Party in the Town on 28 April 2017   https://t.co/Q4wN6iRIga

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Photo: BBC Proms

(Written on January 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, read about Groupmuse, a service currently provided in parts of U.S., bringing classical music to your living room. BBC launches project to uncover works by female composers in joint partnership with Arts and Humanities Reserach Council. Rubicon Classics, a label that will launch in January that aims to bring a new audience to classical music by marketing itself primarily on social media and the internet. Also, Fort Worth Symphony’s strike is likely to end soon, as the management and the musicians might have reached a tentative agreement.

The New York Times

I Went to My First Classical Music Concert. It Was in My Living Room.

The smile that spread across my face a few seconds after the Zaffre Quartet began the rousing finale of Mozart’s String Quartet in G was the first hint that I’d stumbled onto something special.

CMUSE

BBC launches project to discover works by women composers

BBC Radio 3 is beginning a project to uncover the lost works of women composers in a joint partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The aim will be to locate music by forgotten composers and record it by making use of the BBC’s orchestras and choirs.

What was Mozart’s last completed composition?

Today is the 225th anniversary of the death of Mozart on 5 December, 1791. Anyone unaware of the dramatic licence taken in the play and film “Amadeus” might think that the genius composed the last bars of his Requiem on his deathbed, but reality didn’t quite live up to that story.

How does the oldest piano in the world sound?

Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano, created the instrument around the turn of the 18th century. The first hard evidence of a piano in existence comes from an inventory of goods from 1700, in which it is referred to as a harp harpsichord.

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Fort Worth Symphony Strike Is Likely To End

The management and the musicians of the Fort Symphony Orchestra have reached a tentative agreement, the Star Telegram reports.

The Violin Channel

British Violinist Sentenced to 2.5 Years Jail Over ‘Fake Cancer’ Scam

British violinist Bethan Doci has been jailed for 32 months after it was revealed she conned over $440,000 from good samaritans in a ‘fake cancer’ scam

Classical Music Magazine

Rubicon Classics to launch in January

A label will launch in January that aims to bring a new audience to classical music by marketing itself primarily on social media and the internet.

Die Welt

So viel Amadeus war nie. Und wird nie wieder sein

Zu Mozarts 225. Todestag setzt die Deutsche Grammophon mit einer 200 CDs umfassenden Box auch sich selbst ein Denkmal. Die Rekordausgabe ist sehr schön. Stimmt aber auch ziemlich wehmütig.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Brechts First Lady

Über viele Jahrzehnte prägte sie als Theaterschauspielerin das Berliner Ensemble. Sie sang Chansons auf den großen Bühnen und hinterließ ihre Spuren auch im Fernsehen. Ein Nachruf auf Gisela May.

klassik.com

Besucherzahlen in Interimsspielstätte um 20.000 niedriger als im Musicalzelt der Vorsaison

Oper Köln: 44 Millionen Euro Verlust, rückläufige Besucherzahlen

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Music History @today_classical #Today in 1791 Death of W. A. #Mozart in Vienna #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic How do musicians’ brains process so many notes? http://dlvr.it/MplLNH #ClassicalMusic

Classic FM @ClassicFM For a truly magical carol concert, head to @StPaulsLondon this Thursday, in aid of @mssocietyuk Tickets: http://classfm.co/YLfTAw 

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Photo: An Rong Xu for The New York Times

(Written on December 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra strike is resolved, Scottish Awards for New Music are announced, and Beethoven score row between Sotheby’s and expert breaks out. Also, restoration of Bayreuth Festival Theatre will take longer and cost more, and Munich concert hall will be built as of 2018.

The New York Times

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Strike Is Resolved

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra settled a 55-day strike on Wednesday, just in time for Thanksgiving. The strike was resolved after its musicians agreed to freeze their defined benefit pensions and management settled for an initial 7.5 percent wage cut, half of what it had been seeking.The five-year contract, which was ratified on Wednesday, paves the way for the orchestra to return to work next week.

Classical Music Magazine

Inaugural Scottish Awards for New Music announced

The first Scottish Awards for New Music will take place on 8 March 2017 at Glasgow’s Drygate Brewery. Created by New Music Scotland with financial support from Creative Scotland, the awards will celebrate Scotland’s composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles.

Opera Now Magazine

Opera North announces Dare Prize

Opera North and the University of Leeds have jointly announced a new £15,000 prize aimed at challenging artists and scientists to work together on new approaches to the creative process.

BBC News

‘Beethoven’ musical score row between Sotheby’s and expert

A row over a handwritten score “by Beethoven” being sold at auction for up to £200,000 has broken out between an expert and its sellers. Professor Barry Cooper, who has studied the composer’s manuscripts, claims there are inconsistencies within the 1817 piece, Allegretto in B minor.

The Strad

Orchestra della Svizzera italiana faces closure due to funding cuts

The ensemble’s 46 musicians and staff have been informed that their jobs may be terminated at the close of 2017.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Paul Jacobs premieres new Rouse organ concerto

Paul Jacobs joined the Philadelphia Orchestra and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin to mark the tenth anniversary of Verizon Hall’s Fred J. Cooper memorial organ between 17 and 19 November.

International Piano Magazine

Somm releases complete Vaughan Williams piano music

Somm Recordings is releasing the first ever recording of Vaughan Williams’ complete piano music on 27 January 2017.

Der Tagesspiegel

Jutta Vulpius ist tot

Ihr Debüt gab sie an der Komischen Oper, 1956 ging sie zur Berliner Staatsoper – und blieb dem Haus 35 Jahre lang treu. Die Sopranistin Jutta Vulpius ist im Alter von 88 Jahren gestorben.

Klassik.com

Sanierung des Bayreuther Festspielhauses: längere Bauzeit und höhere Kosten

Begonnen im letzten Jahr, sollten die Sanierungsarbeiten acht Jahre dauern und 2023 abgeschlossen sein. Das Festspielhaus wurde im Jahr 1872 nach Entwürfen des Komponisten Richard Wagner (1813-1883) in Auftrag gegeben und im Stil der hellenistischen Romantik erbaut.

Zubin Mehta-Saal an der Wiener Musikuniversität eingeweiht

An der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien wurde der Zubin Mehta-Saal eingeweiht. Die Feier fand im Beisein des Dirigenten und Namensgebers Zubin Mehta statt. Der Saal wird an der Wiener Musikuniversität als Unterrichtsraum für angehende Dirigenten genutzt.

nmz

München: Planungen für Konzertsaal laufen zügig – Baubeginn 2018

Bis Mai 2017 läuft nun ein Architektenwettbewerb, zudem sollen in Kürze die Verhandlungen mit dem Grundstückseigentümer über einen Pachtvertrag abgeschlossen werden. Der Konzertsaal soll vor allem dem Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks eine Spielstätte auf Weltniveau bieten.

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BR_Klassik @BR_Klassik Neues zum Münchner – Kultusminister Spaenle nennt erste Details zu Saalgröße und Architekturwettbewerb.

Music History @today_classical in 1868 Birth of American and pianist Scott

Berlin Philharmonic @BerlinPhil Save the date: Family Christmas Concert “Ho, Ho, Horn!” – live & in the Digital Concert Hall on 4 Dec 2016!

Photo Credit: Jeff Swensen for The New York Times.

Photo Credit: Jeff Swensen for The New York Times.

(Written on November 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra unites musicians who fled to Europe escaping war, the National Centre of Early Music launches Young Composers Award 2017, and Boston Lyric Opera uses “tweet seats”. Also, Pittsburgh Symphony continue their longest ever strike, and Herbert Blomstedt is awarded the Brahms Prize 2017.

CNN News

Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra unites musicians who fled war to Europe

Jazbeh is the founder of the Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra – a musical ensemble composed entirely of Syrians, many of whom are refugees who have fled the country’s bloody war.

Early Music Today Magazine

NCEM launches Young Composers Award 2017

The National Centre of Early Music (NCEM) has opened the call for entries for its Young Composers Award 2017, inviting composers under 25 to write a new piece for the Tallis Scholars.

CMUSE

What do you think of audience members tweeting during the opera?

Many orchestras and opera companies continue to ban the use of phones, while others are reconsidering their stance in a bid to tap into new technological opportunities. The Boston Lyric Opera recently began using “tweet seats,” a section of the concert hall where audience members are actively encouraged to tweet throughout the performance.

Pittsburgh Symphony musicians continue their longest strike in history

The current strike by 101 Pittsburgh Symphony musicians, launched at the end of September in opposition to demands by management for concessions, is now the longest in the orchestra’s history.

The Violin Channel

New York Philharmonic Awards $200,000 New Music Prize

Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has been announced as the winner of the 2016 New York Philharmonic Marie-Josée Kravis New Music Prize.

Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Announce New 24 Year Old Concertmaster

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has announced the appointment of American violinist Stephen Tavani as their new Concertmaster.

South China Morning Post

Hong Kong-born cellist brings cultural diversity to classical music festival

Trey Lee Chui-yee launches fourth edition of Musicus Festival, with an array of local, international artists, and which comes with a Finnish twist this year. Lee, who moved to the United States at the age of eight, and toured all around the world as an adult, says that he increasingly feels as though his cultural identity was becoming blurred.

Kulturradio Rbb

Brahmspreis 2017 für Herbert Blomstedt

Der schwedische Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt erhält den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Preis der Brahms-Gesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein. Der 89-Jährige beeindrucke seit mehr als sechs Jahrzehnten mit herausragenden Leistungen das Konzertpublikum.

Klassik.com

Kölner Oberbürgermeisterin schlägt Musical-Aufführungen in der Oper vor

Durch Aufführungen von Werken populärer Genres, etwa Musicals, könnte das Verständnis der Bevölkerung für die hohen Kosten der Opernsanierung ihrer Einschätzung nach erhöht werden.

Codex Flores

Erste Bilanz der Klassik-Streaming-Plattform Idagio

Mit den Wiener Philharmonikern bei den Salzburger Festspielen aus der Taufe gehoben, hat der Klassik-Streamingdienst Idagio nach einem Jahr 25’000 registrierte Nutzer in 72 Ländern. Der Idagio-Katalog umfasst zur Zeit rund 15’000 Aufnahmen, wöchentlich kommen rund 500 hinzu.

Miloš Karadaglić muss ein Jahr pausieren

Anstelle von Karadaglić spielt Sebastian Knauer mit dem Zürcher Kammerorchester am 22.November in der Tonhalle Zürich. Mit ihrer CD «ÜberBach» erreichten das Zürcher Kammerorchester, Pianist Sebastian Knauer und Multi-Perkussionist Pascal Schumacher im Oktober Platz 12 der Deutschen Klassik Charts, am Dienstag spielen die Musiker die modernen Kompositionen live.

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klassik.com @klassikcom Louis gewinnt Komponistenpreis des New York Philharmonic Orchestra

CMUSE.org @cmuseorg  Reviewers react to this bad t-shirt, gets notes wrong

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung in 1695 Death of English Henry

Credit: Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO).

Credit: Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO).

(Written on November 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Wigmore Hall announces first schools concert live stream, the Royal College of Music hosts inaugural Double Bass Festival, and crisis has struck two of America’s great orchestras. Also, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performs in New York, and Weill centre welcomes classical music with a twist.

Classical Music Magazine

Wigmore Hall announces first schools concert live stream

Wigmore Hall has announced its first schools concert live stream. The event will see Ensemble 360 and narrator Polly Ives present a musical retelling of Giles Andreae’s book Sir Scallywag and the Battle of Stinky Bottom.

RCM to host inaugural Double Bass Festival

The inaugural Royal College of Music International Double Bass Festival will take place on 16 October. Bassists from around the world will gather for a day of masterclasses, seminars, coaching sessions and performances.

The Telegraph

Greedy bosses and musicians on strike – the crisis engulfing classical music

Crisis has struck two of America’s great orchestras. One is the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which faces a deficit of $11 million and pension black hole due to rock-bottom interest rates.

The New York Times

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Comes to New York

The excellent St. Paul Chamber Orchestra ensemble makes an overdue visit to New York at the 92nd Street Y, presenting works by George Tsontakis and Mozart.

Sheboygan Press

Weill centre welcomes classical music with a twist

Toronto’s Art of Time Ensemble, led by internationally renowned concert pianist and artistic director Andrew Burashko, will be reimagining the Beatles’ groundbreaking “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album when it takes the stage at the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts next Thursday, Oct. 13.

WQXR

Watch: This Beethoven Remix Ad by Intel Blows Our Minds

Classical music remixes have been used in advertising to great effect this year. Intel spent a year creating a spot called “Experience Amazing” featuring Beethoven’s 5th Symphony … but with sweet, sweet twist.

Aftenposten

Disse talentene lever ut musikerdrømmen sammen med Norges fremste orkestermusikere

Klassisk musikk er selve livet. Nå får 80 utvalgte talenter spille side om side med Oslo-Filharmonien.

RBB Kulturradio

Orchester sucht polnische Musiker

Das Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt will seine grenzüberschreitende Arbeit ausweiten. Im Rahmen eines Education-Projekts bringen mehrere Hundert Schüler aus der Region unter Anleitung des Orchesters Inszenierungen auf die Bühne.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gedenktafel für David Bowie hängt wieder

In Schöneberg hängt wieder die Gedenktafel für David Bowie. Mit einem neuen Verfahren soll verhindert werden, dass Diebe diese entfernen.

klassik.com

Historische Ladekräne kommen zurück zur Elbphilharmonie

An der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg werden drei historische Ladekräne, die lange Jahre Teil des Kaispeichers A waren, wieder aufgestellt. Die drei Halbportalkräne werden künftig das Bild der Elbphilharmonie vervollständigen.

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International Piano @IP_mag Nearly time for – don’t miss out and book your tickets here

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung Neue jetzt auch im Netz. Schwerpunktthema: Frauen-Quote und Frauen im Kulturleben. Barbara Haacks Leitartikel:

NDR Kultur @ndrkultur Herhören – heute wird der Deutsche in Hamburg verliehen:

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Wigmore Hall. Photo credit: Benjamin Ealovega

(Written on October 6, 2016 )

In today’s news, The Guardian reports that ENO singers are to vote strike action and hundreds protest arts cuts in Cardiff. Also, Moscow wants Rachmaninoff’s body back and Paris inaugurates Europe’s most powerful organ

Classical Music Magazine

Leading opera figures protest plans for a ‘part-time’ ENO

A change.org petition is asking the board of English National Opera ‘to reconsider its plans to turn the company into a part-time organisation’

BBC Music Magazine

Daniel Hyde takes New York choir post

Daniel Hyde has been named as the new organist and director of music at St Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York

The Strad

Cellist Thomas Mesa wins 2016 Sphinx Competition $50,000 first prize

The annual Detroit contest, including senior and junior divisions, is open to black and Latino US string players

Arts Professional

Hundreds protest arts cuts in Cardiff

400 people gathered to challenge a potential £700k cut to the arts budget in the Welsh capital, which protesters say will threaten “the future of culture in the city”

Daily Mail

Battle between Classic FM and Radio 3 continues as BBC station accuses rival of being ‘put together by computer’ ahead of review into its output

The on-going battle between Classic FM and Radio 3 rumbles on after staff at the BBC station accused its rival of being ‘put together by a computer’

The Guardian

English National Opera singers to vote on strike action

On Friday, the chorus of English National Opera were on stage in front of more than 2,000 people as part of an exhilarating opening night of Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Die Welt

Russland will Rachmaninow zurück

Der Name des kleinen Ortes erinnert eher an Wagner, aber in Valhalla liegt einer der größten russischen Komponisten begraben: Sergej Rachmaninow

Musik-heute.de

Berenberg Kulturpreis an Musiktheater-Regisseurin Kautz

Die Musiktheater-Regisseurin Luise Kautz hat den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Berenberg Kulturpreis erhalten

Klassic.com

Placido Domingo erhält Ehrendoktorwürde der Universität Pécs

Der Sänger und Operndirektor Placido Domingo hat eine weitere Ehrendoktorwürde erhalten. Die Auszeichnung wurde ihm von der Universität im ungarischen Pécs verliehen

Le Figaro

La Philharmonie de Paris inaugure «l’orgue le plus puissant d’Europe»

Composé de quatre claviers, de 91 jeux et d’un ventre capable de rendre les plus incroyables sonorités, l’orgue de la Philharmonie est un géant

The Washington Post

In Pedja Muzijevic’s recital, talk gets in the way of ‘Haydn Dialogues’

Classical concerts shouldn’t be locked into the same old formats. Unfortunately, the process of discovering new formats for them is fraught

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MasterclassFoundat’n @MMFmasterclass #AlbanBerg was born on this day in 1885. Here’s a clip from one of his most famous works – the opera #Wozzeck. http://bit.ly/1SmER0a 

BR_Klassik 100 Jahre – auch in der Musik. Würdigung einer Kunstrevolte.

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(Written on February 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Royal Opera’s music director explains why the passion of double bill ‘Cav and Pag’ is still as stirring as ever, Teatro alla Scala cancel strike and the Royal Northern College of Music has won the 2015 Times Higher Education award. Also, french music magazine has chosen Paavo Järvi as “Arist of the Year” and Sinfini explains how to make a classical Christmas No. 1

The Guardian

Antonio Pappano: ‘Cav & Pag is full of mafia cliches – but true to Italian life’

With its tale of infidelity and revenge, Cavalleria Rusticana has become the Godfather opera. The Royal Opera’s music director explains why the passion of this double bill is still as stirring as ever

Classical Music Magazine

RNCM wins Times Higher Education award

The Royal Northern College of Music has won the 2015 Times Higher Education award for excellence and innovation in the arts for its 2014 off-site project After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War

BBC Music Magazine

The Official Classical Chart

The UK’s Top 10 Specialist Classical releases

Classical Source

Paavo Järvi wins Artist of the Year award for the second time in 2015

France’s leading music magazine – Diapason – has chosen Paavo Järvi as “Artist of the Year” at their annual awards ceremony which took place in Paris

International Arts Manager

Teatro alla Scala strike cancelled

The opera management and trade union members have now reached an agreement, with a proposed strike on 7 December cancelled

Sinfini

How to make a classical Christmas No.1

Is there anything tackier than the classical celebrity Christmas album?

FAZ

Der Liebesspieler

Von den Sehnsüchten, den Begierden und den Gefühlen der Menschen verstand er mehr, als alle Bühnenlust sich träumen lässt: Zum Tod des großen Welttheater-Regisseurs Luc Bondy

Der Tagesspiegel

Wunsch und Wahrheit

Nicht die Planer, die Politiker haben versagt: Neue Erkenntnisse beim Untersuchungsausschuss zur Sanierung der Staatsoper

Klassik.com

Musizierende Frauen: Teheraner Symphonieorchester sagt Auftritt ab

Im Iran ist ein Auftritt des Teheraner Symphonieorchesters abgesagt worden, weil sich auch Musikerinnen in seinen Reihen befinden. Die Absage erfolgte in letzter Minute, erklärte der Dirigent Ali Rahbari

Classicalite

Joanna Newsom Teaches Larry King How to Play Harp on Webisode

Joanna Newsom has kept busy this year with a movie and new album. Now, the songstress has been featured in a preview of her upcoming Larry King webisode via King’s Instagram. In it, the musician is seen showing the host how to play the harp.

El Pais

Un truco infalible para quitarse una canción machacona de la cabeza

Un estudio propone una llamativa fórmula para combatir temas del verano, villancicos y similares

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews : Music, Paris and Belief in Reason http://bit.ly/1PmJHJk  #opera #ballet

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet : ‘One really was the clay’ A fascinating insight into working in the studio with Ashton: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/dancing-for-fred

The Journal of Music @journalofmusic : Peter Tuite Appointed Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments at Trinity Laban. http://ow.ly/VfNpd @TrinityLaban

Multi-interested … Antonio Pappano. Photograph: David Rose/REX

Multi-interested … Antonio Pappano/Photograph: David Rose/REX

 

 

(Written on November 30, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, pianist Davide Martello performers outside the Bataclan in Paris and La Scala had to cancel the ballet ‘L’histore de Manon’ due to a technicians’ strike. Also, conductor Alondra de la Parra is to be Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s first music director and the London Philharmonic Orchestra joins Classical Live

Classic FM

A pianist’s spontaneous performance outside the Bataclan concert hall becomes one of the most shared responses to the Paris attacks

German pianist Davide Martello took to his piano after the attacks in the city which have left at least 129 people dead

Classical Music Magazine

Strike at La Scala

A technicians’ strike on 12 November forced La Scala to cancel the first night of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon

International Arts Manager

Alondra de la Parra joins QSO as music director

Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) has appointed Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra as its first ever music director. She will combine the roles of chief conductor, artistic director and community arts leader

Classical Music Magazine

‘The quality of the music-making is second to none’: MFY Proms 2015

Thousands of young musicians from across the UK will gather in the Royal Albert Hall on 23, 24 and 25 November 2015 to participate in the Music for Youth Proms

Classical Source

London Philharmonic Orchestra joins Classical Live offering exclusive recordings on Google Play

London Philharmonic Orchestra joins Classical Live – a collaboration of some of the world’s leading Orchestras – releasing three brand new recordings through Google Play Music to 58 countries

Gramophone

Robert Craft, Stravinsky expert, conductor and author, has died

Robert Craft, whose name is inextricably linke to that of Igor Stravinsky, has died aged 92.

Klassik Heute

Salzburger Festival “Dialoge” für neue Musik mit dem Motto “Zeit”

Das Mozarteum Salzburg veranstaltet vom 25. bis 29. November wieder das Festival Dialoge mit dem Schwerpunk auf zeitgenössischer Musik. Es steht unter dem Motto „Zeit“

NMZ

Nach Terror in Paris: Konzertabsagen und Ratlosigkeit

So mancher Konzertbesucher dürfte nach dem Terroranschlag von Paris künftig ein mulmiges Gefühl haben. Doch für Sicherheit könne nur der Staat sorgen, sagt Konzertveranstalter Marek Lieberberg

Codex Flores

Markus Huber bleibt GMD in Pforzheim

Der Vertrag von Markus Huber als Generalmusikdirektor der Badischen Philharmonie Pforzheim wurde bis 2020 verlängert. Damit fungiert er auch unter der neuen Intendanz von Thomas Münstermann als Musikalischer Leiter des Theaters Pforzheim

El Pais

La canción de los suicidas

Es un mito que convendría liquidar: seguro que han oído hablar de la canción húngara que tenía el poder de empujar al suicidio, tanto en la versión original —Szomorú vasárnap, es decir, Triste domingo—como traducida a otros idiomas

El Mundo

Paco de Lucía, guitarra ‘cum laude’

La Universidad de Cádiz homenajea al artista en su ciudad natal, Algeciras, en presencia de su primera esposa, su hija y su hermano

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews : Performing sculpture: Calder’s mobile comes in for a hammering

Classic FM@ClassicFM : This is music history, according to cats: http://classfm.co/D2p08L

Alondra de la Parra/International Arts Manager

Alondra de la Parra/International Arts Manager

(Written on November 16, 2015 )

New York Times

Detroit Symphony Agrees to New Contract With Musicians

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which endured a bitter six-month strike a few years ago, settled its latest contract eight months early, orchestra officials announced Wednesday

BBC Music Magazine

HMV closes flagship Oxford Street store

HMV’s flagship store in Oxford Street has been shut down this week. Covering over 60,000 square-feet and set over three floors, the iconic HMV store at 150 Oxford Street has been at the forefront of the company’s UK presence since it was opened in 1986

NPR Music

A Gramophone And Mozart, Or How I Fell For Opera

British conductor Nicholas McGegan celebrates his ‘Beatle’ birthday today (64, that is). To mark the occasion, he recalls how he first fell in love with opera.

The ‘Ode To Joy’ As A Call To Action

Candaele has turned his obsession with Beethoven’s Ninth into a documentary film called Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony. He follows the Ninth around the world, to Chile and China, where it became an empowering anthem of solidarity, and to Japan, where performances of daiku — the Great Nine — are a cherished annual tradition.

The New York Times

The Echoes of War, From One Century to the Next

‘Shostakovich for the Children of Syria,’ a Benefit Concert “to promote the awareness of significant international humanitarian crises and other public interest issues”

The Metro

A real-life fairytale: Peter Pan performer proposes to his Wendy on stage

A Peter Pan performer surprised his very own Wendy when he got down on one knee near the end of a packed show in Glasgow

The Metro

The Metro

 

(Written on January 17, 2014 )

The New Yorker

Classical Music’s Hell Week

Crisis in classical music across America

Calgary Herald

Classical music goes bar-hopping at Bison Noir

This weekend, music lovers can go from classical to post-classical in a single $6 cab ride

The Daily Star

Classical Music workshop at Bengal Café

Bengal-ITC SRA Classical Music Festival, held last year at Dhaka’s Army stadium, created a stir among artistes, music connoisseurs and enthusiasts

Arts Beat

Carnegie Hall Opening Gala Canceled Because of Stagehand Strike

Carnegie seems to have decided to take a stand against powerful union, refusing in contract talks to let the stagehands extend their sway to an educational wing to be opened next year above the hall

Music Week

German live entertainment ticket sales dropped 16% in 2012 

Across many genres including classical music, Germany’s live entertainment market saw a 16% decline in income in 2012 according to a new report

Euronews

Einaudi shares his passion for music

Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi shares his talent that allows him to perform at sell-out shows worldwide

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

 

 

(Written on October 3, 2013 )