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In today’s news, Vienna celebrates the 150th anniversary of Strauss’ Donauwaltz, and an insight into the role classical crossovers play in radio broadcasting. A classical revolution is arising in Madras, and Mandy Parnell surfaces as a hidden powerhouse influence in modern music. The Grammys tackle race politics from last weekend’s award ceremony, and the Vienna Philharmonic plays an homage to Schubert.

The Guardian

Master blaster: the woman making Björk, Aphex Twin and Eno sound so good

Parnell is one of the country’s leading mastering engineers, and this is where the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Max Richter and Brian Eno come to hear their finished tracks. Parnell has polished a huge number of albums here including, last year, Jamie xx’s In Colour and Aphex Twin’s Syro.

Classical Music Magazine

Chamber concert in aid of Arco project

Students at Birmingham Conservatoire are holding a chamber music concert later this month in aid of the Arco (Cape Gate MIAGI Centre for Music & Birmingham Conservatoire) project, which sees strings students aged between eight and 16 in South Africa participate in weekly instrumental Skype lessons given by academics, current students and alumni of Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Washington Post

Do the Grammys have a race problem? No, their president says — they’re like Trump’s election

The Grammys’ race problem followed the awards show all the way to the stage this year, when a white singer once again beat an acclaimed black artist for the top honor — but this time called attention to the fact.

BBC News

How an Indian maestro is taking classical music to the masses

India’s southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras) is witnessing a musical revolution of sorts.

The Harvard Press

Warner Free Lecture: The ‘other’ sounds of nature in music

Explosive, turbulent, violent—these are not the usual words to describe classical music inspired by the sounds of nature. And yet, by contrast, their musical presence adds richness to the perfect pitch of the hermit thrush’s song, the jazz riffs depicting clouds, the rhythmic sound of the surf at the seaside, and more.


Wien feiert 150-jähriges Jubiläum des Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss

Die Johann-Strauss-Gesellschaft Wien hat eine Feier zum 150-jährigen Jubiläum des sogenannten Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss (Sohn) ausgerichtet.

neue musikzeitung

Eine kleine Tagesbegleitmusik

Was Crossover für klassische Musik in öffentlich-rechtlichen Kulturradios bedeutet


Interview Daniel Barenboim

Man kann seine Visionen wie ein Prophet in die Welt hinaustragen, man kann sie aber auch ganz einfach verwirklichen. Daniel Barenboim gehört zu letztgenannter Spezies: als genialer Pragmatiker, der seine Kräfte und Mittel dazu nutzt, seine Ideen in die Wirklichkeit umzusetzen.

The New York Times

Highlights From the Met Opera’s 2017-18 Season

A starry new production of “Tosca”; the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” based on a Buñuel film; and a Mozart work set in Coney Island are among the highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 season.

The Vienna Philharmonic Remembers Schubert

Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, nicknamed “Unfinished,” forms the centerpiece of a three-part concert series by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra that opens on Friday, Feb. 24.


Classical Music News Vienna remembers Jewish roots of its most famous tune

Music History  in 1884 FP of ‘s Orchestral Suite No. 2, in Moscow.


Image: BBC News

(Written on February 16, 2017 )

From today LA Phil LIVE “Symphony of a Thousand” will be broadcast to UK cinemas.

The concert being screened was the climax of the recent Mahler Project, which saw Gustavo Dudamel conduct all of Mahler’s 9 completed symphonies and the opening movement of his unfinished tenth. The exciting final concert saw him conduct more than 1,400 musicians in the epic Eighth Symphony – the ‘Symphony of a Thousand’.

For more information, read today’s Independent, and for tickets to UK screenings, follow the links below:

Electric Cinema, London April 13th 2012 2.00pm

Apollo, Piccadilly, London April 16th 2012 6.30pm

Vue Westfield, London April 16th 2012 7.30pm

Showcase CDL Bristol April 19th 2012 7.30pm

Showcase CDL Derby April 19th 2012 7.30pm

Showcase CDL Leicester  April 19th 2012 7.30pm

Bluewater April 19th 2012 7.30pm

Reading April 19th 2012 7.30pm

(Written on April 13, 2012 )

Leipzig-based music label ACCENTUS Music are due to release a DVD and Blu-ray disc of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “The Resurrection” and Symphony No. 8, performed with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Musical Director Riccardo Chailly. Both orchestra and maestro have already achieved legendary status, having received a number of awards and accolades for their previous collaborative performances.

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra performed both symphonies at the 2011 International Mahler Festival in Leipzig, which this year was held in celebration of the centenary of Mahler’s death in 1911. Mahler regarded his eighth symphony as his opus summum, and it is often referred to as the ‘Symphony of a Thousand’. Of the final movement of the Symphony No. 2, the composer himself said: “The increasing tension, working up to the final climax, is so tremendous that I don’t know myself, now that it is over, how I ever came to write it.”

Acclaimed Leipzig-born artist Neo Rauch was inspired to paint “Chor” after attending a rehearsal for Mahler No. 8, and he has allowed ACCENTUS to feature this painting on the front of the DVD and Blu-ray release. In addition, the painting “Morgenrot” was chosen by Neo to feature on the cover of the release of Symphony No. 2.

Both discs will be released in the UK at the beginning of October and in Germany in mid-September.




(Written on August 17, 2011 )