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In today’s news:  RAM announces donations of £30m to renovate main building, how to harness the power of music to fight dementia, ENO boss sets out plans to make the art form more appealing. Public prosecutor’s office dismissed the case of Tiroler Festspiele Erl as being unfounded, an International composition competition on the occasion of 200th birthday of Karl Max to be established by Birmingham contemporary Music Group, Karl Marx Ausstellungsgesellschaft Trier, Kammermusikalischen Vereinigung Trier and Hessischer Rundfunk and the Music Festival “Unerhörtes Mitteldeutschland” in Halle presents 57 rarely performed composers.

Financial Times

UK’s Royal Academy of Music renovated with £30m in donations

The Royal Academy of Music will on Monday announce that philanthropists have donated almost £30m to the world-class conservatoire, enabling it to renovate its historic building in central London without any public funding.

How to harness music to fight dementia

It is a cold morning in a church hall in Croydon, south London, and Peter Edwards is warming up his singers with some call-and-response exercises. But this is no ordinary choir: the participants are dementia sufferers, enjoying a final session before an appearance at Buckingham Palace.

The Guardian

English National Opera’s new boss lays out his plans to broaden the appeal of what many still see as a niche art form

ENO’s Stuart Murphy was 15 when he first played in an opera orchestra – The Magic Flute. But it’s the first rehearsal he remembers most vividly: the performers sang, and then spoke, and then sang again.

Rhinegold

Daniel Barenboim signs new contract with Deutsche Grammophon

He will work with the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Staatsoper unter den Linden, the Boulez Ensemble and members of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, with many recording sessions taking place in the the Boulez Saal.

Independent

Illegal streaming sees music and sports organisations flood High Court with copyright claims

Music and sports bodies are flooding the High Court with copyright claims to combat the rise of illegal streaming, new research shows. Music licensing company Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) brought the most copyright cases in 2017, with 88.

Limelight

Stuart Skelton to headline Brisbane Festival as Peter Grimes

For its first major event of 2018, Brisbane Festival has announced that Australian-born, international star Heldentenor Stuart Skelton will travel to Queensland for two semi-staged concerts of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes – the first time he’s performed his signature role in Australia since Neil Armfield’s 2009 production for Opera Australia.

klassik.com

Festspiele Erl: Staatsanwaltschaft sieht Anzeige als unbegründet an

Die Staatsanwaltschaft hat im Fall der Vorwürfe gegen die Tiroler Festspiele Erl die Anzeige geprüft, sie wird den Vorwürfen nicht weiter nachgehen. Der im Februar durch die Internet-Veröffentlichungen eines Journalisten aufgekommene Verdacht auf “moderne Sklaverei” sei unbegründet. Das Verhalten der Festspiele und ihres Intendanten Gustav Kuhn sei “einwandfrei”, so die Behörden.

Klassik Heute

Internationaler Kompositionswettbewerb zum 200. Geburtstag von Karl Marx

Anlässlich des 200. Geburtstag von Karl Marx hat sich die Birmingham Contemporary Music Group mit der Karl Marx Ausstellungsgesellschaft Trier, der Kammermusikalischen Vereinigung Trier und dem Hessischen Rundfunk zusammengeschlossen, um einen Internationalen Kompositionswettbewerb auszurufen.

Welt

Die Klassik ist tot? Es lebe die Klassik!

Dich, leere Halle, grüß ich wieder! Es wird viel gejammert über das Ende der klassischen Musik. Warum das Quatsch ist, warum die Elphi kein Modell für die Zukunft ist, was sich ändern muss.

nmz

Steinmeier zeichnet hessische Musikvereine aus

Zwei hessische Musikvereine haben aus Händen von Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier eine hohe Auszeichnung erhalten.

«Unerhörtes Mitteldeutschland» hat 57 Komponisten im Programm

Unbekannte Melodien stehen immer im Mittelpunkt: Das Musikfest «Unerhörtes Mitteldeutschland» lässt in diesem Jahr Werke von 57 selten gespielten Komponisten erklingen. Neben historischen Vertretern seien auch sieben zeitgenössische Komponisten im Programm, teilten die Veranstalter mit.

Platea Magazine

El Gobierno planea fusionar con un decreto el Teatro Real y el Teatro de la Zarzuela

La noticia ha dejado perplejos a propios y a extraños. Pendiente de su aprobación por el Consejo de Ministros, está ya sobre la mesa un Real Decreto que fusionaría las dos principales instituciones líricas de la capital de España, el Teatro Real y el Teatro de la Zarzuela.

france musique

L’Estonie sera représentée par une soprano à l’Eurovision

Pour la 63e édition du Concours Eurovision de la chanson, qui se déroulera à Lisbonne du 8 au 12 mai 2018, c’est une chanteuse lyrique qui représentera l’Estonie.

Twitter

@GramophoneMag: As we edge closer to spring, we look at the 10 greatest sunrises in music… 

© Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

(Written on March 12, 2018 )

Telegraph

Vijay Iyer: the scientist who turned to jazz

Vijay Iyer, who next month visits the UK with two different trios, has made it his life’s work not to fit into any preset roles or identities.

NY Times

Jonas Kaufmann Withdraws From the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Die Walkuere’

Stuart Skelton will take over in Monday’s performance.

The Times

Yuja Wang: more than a sexy starlet

Her hemlines have made headlines, but there is much more to the rising piano star.

Classical Music Magazine

Festival 2012 corrals 12,000 events into purview

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Science Museum will break new ground for Festival 2012.

Arts Journal – Norman Lebrecht

Chaos at Malaysian Philharmonic as French conductor cancels

Alain Lombard pulled out from the latest concerts of the troubled orchestra, officially for health reasons, after two days of rehearsals.

Gramophone

Leeds International Piano Competition launches new award

Orchestra prize winner selected by Sir Mark Elder and members of the Halle.

Asher Fisch appointed principal conductor of West Australian Symphony Orchestra

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) has appointed Seattle Opera principal guest conductor Asher Fisch as its new principal conductor and artistic advisor for a three-year term from 2014.

(Written on May 3, 2012 )

The Independent

Stuart Skelton: One man, two tenors

The Austrian heldentenor tells Anna Picard about cigars, being an ‘aryan hunk’, and the secret of singing in two places at once.

The legendary, and tragic, voice of a generation at war

Contralto Kathleen Ferrier was born 100 years ago. Jessica Duchen celebrates a very British love affair.

Conductor in hospital after fall

The world-famous conductor Kurt Masur is recovering in hospital.

The Guardian

The five myths about contemporary classical music

Contemporary classical music is devoid of melody and appeal, all noise and no fun. At least, that’s the cliche.

Gramophone

Capturing personality through music

BBC Radio 3 and National Portrait Gallery unveil Portraits Day.

Christie’s auctions Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin bow for record amount

Sale formed part of the company’s ‘Artistry of the Bow’ auction on April 26.

LA Times

Opera couples debate dual role as lover and colleague

Singers who are linked offstage sees pros and cons of working together on stage.

Jessica Duchen

Kathleen Ferrier – and the Kathleen Ferrier Award

Last night at the Wigmore Hall, the Kathleen Ferrier Awards for young singers held its finals.

(Written on April 30, 2012 )