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In today’s news: An orchestra has been made entirely out of turntables, Sonic Boom festival provides opportunities for young composers, “Forty Girls is performed in Uzbekistan, New Century appionts Daniel Hope as music director, Anne-Sophie Mutter honoured with polish culture prize and Anselm Rose to be new managing director of Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin (roc berlin).

NY Times

Mighty Women Warriors, Resurrected From an Ancient Epic

Gathered in a concert hall recently in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, a group of eight women and one man rehearsed a musical retelling an ancient epic tale called “Forty Girls.”

The Guardian

Debussy festival – CBSO salute a genius with sweeping celebration

The city’s classical institutions delivered inspired performances of all of Debussy’s orchestral and chamber music, and paid tribute to his musical legacy

Digital Trends

The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra make a symphony out of turntables

To celebrate Japan’s LP Record Day, The Philharmonic Turntable Orchestra gathered in order to remix one of the most important records in music history.

Vancouver Sun

Classical music: Sonic Boom Festival provides unfettered creativity

Young and local composers are now invited to join master classes at Vancouver’s 4 day classical music festival instead of original ‘senior conductors.’

San Francisco Chronicle

New Century appoints Daniel Hope as music director

The British violinist Daniel Hope began the current season with the New Century Chamber Orchestra as interim artistic leader.


Anne-Sophie Mutter mit polnischem Kulturpreis geehrt – Botschafterin für Polens Musik

Zeitgenössische Musik hat Geigerin Anne-Sophie Mutter dank des polnischen Komponisten Witold Lutosławski entdeckt. Seither bringt sie seine Musik in die Konzertsäle.


Anselm Rose wird neuer Geschäftsführer der Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin

Die Gesellschafter der Rundfunk Orchester und Chöre GmbH Berlin (roc berlin) haben Anselm Rose zum neuen Geschäftsführer der Holding bestellt.


Minsker Orchester entlastet Leitung der Tiroler Festspiele

Die weißrussischen Musiker des Erler Festspielorchesters
haben den Intendanten der Tiroler Festspiele Gustav Kuhn demonstrativ gegen Vorwürfe in Schutz genommen.

El País

40 años de travesía musical

El grupo La Folía celebra sus cuatro décadas con una gira por Italia y Japón, y actúa mañana en la Fundación Juan March


Anne-Sophie Mutter and Poland’s Culture Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński Photo (c) PAP/Jacek Turczyk

(Written on March 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Classic FM announces PlayStation Concert, Camden Schools perform at RAM, Gramofy launches as free service, Sheku Kanneh-Mason releases album,Charles Hazlewood reflects on minimalism in music, African-American Double Bassist killed by package bomb explosion in Austin, Australian states are now starting to embrace the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program, and Bavaria to cover all expenses for new Konzerthaus in Munich.

Classic FM

Classic FM announces PlayStation in Concert: a celebration of video game music

Classic FM is partnering with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and PlayStation for the live world premiere of PlayStation in Concert, at the Royal Albert Hall!


Camden schools raise the roof at ‘joyful’ Royal Albert Hall concert

More than 2,000 young singers and musicians from Camden schools and youth orchestras gave stunning performances at the Royal Albert Hall last night (Monday, 12 March), covering classical, pop, world music and jazz for an audience of proud parents, friends, school and council staff.

Classical-Music (BBC)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Looking forward to BBC Young Musician 2018

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason released his debut album Inspiration (which will be reviewed in the April issue of BBC Music Magazine) with Decca Classics, featuring the piece with which he won Young Musician, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1.

The Guradian

Adventures in motion and pitches: how minimalism shook up classical music

Conductor Charles Hazlewood on the sounds that sparked a cultural revolution and redrew musical boundaries

Classical Music

Grammofy relaunches as free service

Classical music streaming service Grammofy, which shut down on 15 November, has been relaunched as a free service. However, listeners will need a Spotify Premium account (£9.99/month) to access the Grammofy catalogue.

The Violin Channel

African-American Double Bassist Killed in Possible Racial Hate Crime

17 year old African-American double bassist Draylen Mason has been killed – following a series of package bomb explosions in Austin, Texas, United States

Candidates Announced for 2018 Paganini Competition – Including 7 VC Young Artists

The 32 opening round candidates for the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition have been announced – including 7 VC Young Artists


Richard Gill: Principals and Pupils Praise Program

Australian states are now starting to embrace the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program, as results from a national survey and study confirm how much is to be gained.

Freistaat Bayern wird alleiniger Träger des Münchner Konzerthauses

Der Freistaat Bayern wird alle Kosten des neuen Konzerthauses in München übernehmen. Das hat der bayerische Kultusminister Ludwig Spaenle (CSU) am Dienstag angekündigt.

Musik Heute

Düsseldorf erwirbt Briefe von Heine an Berlioz

Das Heinrich-Heine-Institut in Düsseldorf hat zwei Handschriften des Dichters (1797-1856) neu in seinem Bestand. Die beiden Briefe gingen an den französischen Komponisten Hector Berlioz, mit dem Heine befreundet war.


Daniel Hope verlängert beim Zürcher Kammerorchester

Die bereits zwei Spielzeiten andauernde Zusammenarbeit des ZKO mit seinem ‘Music Director’ Daniel Hope wird vorzeitig verlängert, teilte das ZKO mit. Hopes Vertrag als ‘Music Director’ läuft nun bis 2021/22.

france musique

Le chef d’orchestre Enrique Mazzola obtient la citoyenneté française

Enrique Mazzola, directeur musical de l’Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, a annoncé avoir obtenu la citoyenneté française.


Music History_@today_classical: #today in 1815 Birth of German-American #composer Josephine #Lang. #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Philip Glass’s Heroes Symphony performed by Charles Hazelwood at Glastonbury in 2016 © Guy Bell/Rex/Shutterstock

(Written on March 14, 2018 )

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


@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 )

In today’s news: Igor Levit wins the Gilmore Award. Robert Mann has died. Christoph von Dohnányi will take over a new Salome Production at the Berlin Staatsoper. A new electronic organ is being installed at the Vatican. The Bayrische Staatsoper is celebrating 100 years Staatsoper and 200 years National theatre. A piece on cultural heritage in europe and an article with Gustavo Dudamel on Venezuela and music.

The Spectator

Debussy, Tippett and Wagner: the musical treats of 2018

Events that are due to take place in the months to come, most notably the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s Debussy Festival.


Igor Levit receives 2018 Gilmore Artist Award

The prestigious award, worth $300,000, goes to 2016’s Gramophone Recording of the Year winner.

Bury Times

Talented young musicians fundraise for CAFOD at festive concert 

The group, compromising of 28 children played a special seasonal concert last December.

The Guardian

How Mongolia went wild for opera

Discover the reason why so many Mongolians are winning international singing awards.

Digital streaming behind biggest rise in UK music sales for 2 decades

Platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify plus renaissance in vinyl records help fuel fastest annual growth since 1998.

The Telegraph

Royal Opera House tenor rejects ‘in your face’ sexual violence against women on stage

Michael Fabiano resists demands to perform sexually violent scenes on stage and argues the treatment of women in productions should better reflect the modern world.


Robert Mann, A Founder Of The Juilliard String Quartet, Has Died

Robert Mann, a violinist and one of the founders of the Juilliard String Quartet, died on Monday at home in Manhattan. He was 97 years old.

Musik Heute

Dohnányi übernimmt für Mehta Berliner “Salome”

Bei der Neuproduktion von Richard Strauss’ “Salome” an der Berliner Staatsoper übernimmt Christoph von Dohnányi die musikalische Leitung.

Petersdom: Elektronische Orgel ersetzt bisherige Pfeifenorgel

Der Vatikan setzt im Petersdom auf Digitalisierung: bei großen Ereignissen erklingt statt der traditionellen Pfeifenorgel künftig ein digitales Instrument.


GMD Kirill Petrenko leitet zwei “Ring”-Zyklen an der Bayerischen Staatsoper

In diesem Jahr begeht die Bayerische Staatsoper zwei Jubiläen: 100 Jahre Bayerische Staatsoper und 200 Jahre Nationaltheater. 

Berliner Zeitung

Kulturerbejahr Europa, Kontinent der Möglichkeiten 

Vor drei Tagen begann das Europäische Kulturerbejahr unter dem Motto „Sharing Heritage“. Am 8. Januar wird in Hamburg die nationale Auftaktveranstaltung zu diesem internationalen Großprojekt stattfinden.

El Mundo

Gustavo Dudamel: “Me duele el conflicto entre hermanos en Venezuela”

Gustavo Dudamel (Barquisimeto, 1981) está en medio de muchos frentes. Por un lado, tiene que lidiar con la responsabilidad de ser el director de orquesta más candente del momento […]



Image: © Kate Molleson for the Guardian

(Written on January 4, 2018 )

In today’s news, Carnegie Hall welcomes youngest ever concert series curator, new survey highlights public concern on secondary ticketing sites, UK music venues are still not being inclusive enough for less able performers, audience members and staff. Making music in urban spaces, and musicians envisage a borderless world post-Brexit.

The Guardian

UK music venues still exclude disabled performers, audience members and staff

Why are so many disabled staff, performers and guests having to fight for access to music venues? The sector and the government needs to do more.

Music Week

New survey ‘highlights public concern on secondary ticketing’

A new consumer survey has found that 80% of the British public consider secondary ticketing to be a “rip-off”.

Classic FM

Cecilia Bartoli becomes first woman to record with the Sistine Chapel Choir

“Being the first woman to sing with the choir, and to record in the Sistine Chapel, is an immense privilege, I am at a loss for words. I am in seventh heaven, may I say that?” said Cecilia.


Car park concerts, balcony bands and subway singing 

Thea Sands charts the social implications of music making in urban spaces.

Broadway World

Daniil Trifonov to Offer Seven-Concert Perspectives Series at Carnegie Hall

At 26 years of age, Mr. Trifonov is the youngest artist ever to curate a Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Je spektakulärer der Bau, desto höher die Aufmerksamkeit

Allein um die beste Kunst geht es beim Konzertsaalbau nicht. Oft zählen nur Aussehen und Aufmerksamkeit. Dieser Wettlauf wird weitergehen.

Berliner Zeitung

Konzerthaus München Keine kulturelle Sensation

Das also soll der lang ersehnte neue Münchner Konzertsaal werden: Eine von dem aus Vorarlberg stammenden Büro Cukrowicz Nachbaur entworfene, im Grundriss nach Vorgabe des Grundstücks streng rechteckige, steil, glatt und weich geschwungen ansteigende Glashaube, unter der die drei Säle, die Foyers und Probenräume, Restaurants und Tiefgaragen aufgestapelt sind.


Eröffnung eines Gamelan-Ausbildungszentrums in der Schweiz

Zehn Jahre nach der Gründung einer aus jungen Studenten bestehenden Gruppe von javanesischen Gamelan-Musikern, wird die von Nicole Coppey gegründete und geleitete Pädagogische Schule für Musikalische Kunst ‘Un, Deux, Trois, Musiques …’ in Sion im November dieses Jahres ein Ausbildungs- und Leistungszentrum für Gamelan eröffnen.

Musicians against Brexit

With viola player Timothy Ridout and cellist Jacob Shaw, two excellent British musicians proudly took part in Alpenarte’s European Journey, representing their country in this exciting international ride through a border-less music world.

Le Figaro

Dans les pas de Stravinsky à l’Opéra Garnier

Soirée Royale. Le ballet de l’Opéra de Paris interprète Agon et Le sacre du Printemps, tandis que Teshigawara signe une création sur une partition de Salonen.


@StevenIsserlis: When as a boy I refused to practice, my parents used to insist, adding: “Some day you’ll thank us.’ And the annoying thing is – I do!

@STNMC1 This from @PrivateEyeNews, doesn’t look good for Diocese of London: ‘Staggering vacuity’

© Burkhard Bartsch (c): Governatorato SCV – Direzione dei Musei

(Written on October 30, 2017 )

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.


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.

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.


in 1894 Death of French Emmanuel

Sir Peter Hall
Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

(Written on September 13, 2017 )

In today’s news: The Guardian view on musical education, new Birmingham Conservatoire opens doors, and Schubert Ensemble reveals final season. Flashmob plays Marquez, a new study reveals the correlation between Education, wealth and the desire to learn an instrument, and the music competition of German broadcaster ARD has ended this year with eight second prizes and just one first prize.

The Guardian

The Guardian view on musical education: it needs social harmony

Birmingham’s renaissance sees a new conservatoire. That is good news. But we need policies to ensure music is not dominated by a wealthy elite

The Telegraph

British conductor sacked by US music festival after ‘innocent’ joke with his African-American friend was labelled racist

An acclaimed British conductor has been fired from a prestigious American music festival after a seemingly innocent joke he made to a black friend was labelled racist.

Music Teacher

New Birmingham Conservatoire opens doors

It is the first purpose-built music college to be constructed in the UK since 1987, and the conservatoire’s principal, Professor Julian Lloyd Webber, has predicted it will be the ‘last-ever’ performing arts institution of its kind to be built in this country.

Classical Music Magazine

Schubert Ensemble reveals final season

The Schubert Ensemble will give around 50 concerts in the UK and abroad before returning to its London home for a farewell concert at Wigmore Hall on 21 March 2018.

The Strad

Violin expertise and how to acquire it: Jacques Francais on the pitfalls of instrument identification

Legendary Manhattan-based French dealer, who died in 2004, with some words of wisdom first published in The Strad November 1988 issue. Interview by Stewart Pollens


A Flash Mob Descended Upon A Mall to Play Marquez’s ‘Danzon No. 2’

We love our flash mobs. And who wouldn’t? Good things are great, but unexpected good things are even better.

Codex Flores

Bildung und Einkommen beeinflussen Musikaktivitäten

Laut einer aktuellen Studie der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover im Auftrag der Bertelsmann Stiftung entscheiden Bildungsstatus und Einkommen der Eltern darüber, ob ein Jugendlicher Musik macht.

 Musik Heute

ARD-Musikwettbewerb vergibt acht zweite Preise

Beim Internationalen Musikwettbewerb der ARD wurde diesmal nur ein erster Preis verliehen. Daneben gab es acht zweite Preise, davon drei am Schlusstag im Fach Oboe, und drei dritte Preise.


‘Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition’ kündigt 2. Ausgabe an

Eine zweite Ausgabe der ‘Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition’ findet vom 8. August bis 1. September 2018 in Shanghai statt.

in 1887 FP of ‘s Mass in D, Op. 86. A private performance in Luzany.

New Birmingham Conservatoire opens

(Written on September 11, 2017 )

In today’s news: Can the Titanic soundtrack be a gateway drug to classical music’s greats, Tido launches educational piano, and travellers to conduct the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow Airport. Staatsoper in Vienna to begin new season, Salzburger Festspiele had more than 260,000 visitors, and 40 years of the official German charts.

The Guardian

Can the Titanic soundtrack be a gateway drug to classical music’s greats?

The 1997 film score is the bestselling classical album of the past 25 years – but not the best. We suggest further listening for those taken with James Horner’s ersatz work

Classical Music Magazine

Travellers to conduct RSNO in Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport is offering ten travellers the chance to conduct the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO).

International Piano

Tido launches Educational Piano

Tido has added an Educational Piano collection to its iPad app. The collection features a range of music, from compositions created to help pianists to build on their technique to fun pieces which students will enjoy playing.

Choir and Organ

Programme announced for 2017 NEMA Conference

The National Early Music Association’s 2017 conference will take place in Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge on 2 September.

The Violin Channel

VC Rising Star Anne Luisa Kramb Awarded Prestigious New York City Carnegie Hall Debut

17 year old VC Rising Star Anne Luisa Kramb has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 2nd Manhattan International Music Competition, in New York


Russian violinist Dmitry Kogan dies, aged 38
The agency TASS has made public the death of the Russian violinist Dmitry P. Kogan who died in Moscow at the age of 38.

Limelight Magazine

Blind and deaf dog learns to play the piano

Roll over Beethoven! Two-year old Australian shepherd Braille is making waves on the Internet.

Klassik heute

Wiener Staatsoper startet mit “Il trovatore” in die neue Spielzeit

Mit dem beliebten Tag der offenen Tür startet die Wiener Staatsoper am Sonntag, 3. September 2017 in die Spielzeit 2017/2018.

Salzburger Festspiele mit mehr als 260.000 Besuchern
Die Salzburger Festspiele haben kurz vor Ende bereits eine positive Bilanz der diesjährigen Festivalausgabe gezogen

Neue Musik Zeitung
40 Jahre Offizielle Deutsche Charts: Eine Musikinstanz feiert Jubiläum

Alle kennen sie, viele wollen rein und nur die besten erobern sie: Die Offiziellen Deutschen Charts zeigen Woche für Woche, welche Musik in Deutschland am beliebtesten ist.

Tido launches Educational Piano


(Written on August 30, 2017 )

In today’s news: Simon Rattle returning to UK to become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, Soundcloud to be saved by a pair of investment funds, and concert goers more likely to give to charity. Kerem Hasan wins ‘Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award’, Vilde Frang and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen to play at BBC proms, and Sony Music does vinyls again.

The Guardian

Simon Rattle: ‘I would have been wary about taking the job had I known about Brexit’

The conductor is returning to the UK to become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra. What does he see as the responsibilities of such a role today, what’s happening with the new concert hall, and how do you restrain freedom-loving tortoises?

The Strad

Session Report: Pavel Haas Quartet reunites with former viola for Dvořák quintet

For the Pavel Haas Quartet, recording Dvořák’s String Quintet op.97 and Piano Quintet op.81 is the ideal way to celebrate old friendships with music from the New World. Tom Stewart reports from Prague

The Pizzicato

Ingmar Bergman, Sebastian Fagerlund and Anne Sofie von Otter join for new Finnish opera

During its 2017–2018 season the Finnish National Opera will stage the world premiere of a new Finnish opera, Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata, on the 8th of September 2017.

Music Business Worldwide

As Soundcloud, valued at $300m, books an uncertain future… could a major label have rescued it?

SoundCloud is about to be saved in the nick of time by a pair of investment funds – but the details of the deal, revealed today by MBW, have left some who rely on the platform deeply concerned about its fate.

Classic FM

People who go to concerts more likely to give to charity, new study finds

Those who take part in cultural activities, including going to concerts, are more likely to donate to charity and volunteer.


Scotland Yard employs Mozart in crime prevention tactics

Classical music will be played in a troubled London housing estate to disperse troublemakers and calm residents.


Kerem Hasan gewinnt Salzburger Dirigentenpreis

Der  25-jährige Brite Kerem Hasan hat den ‘Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award’ 2017 gewonnen. Insgesamt gab es 67 Bewerber.

Klassik Heute

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen und Vilde Frang bei den BBC Proms

Im Januar dieses Jahres debütierte Vilde Frang mit der Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie in Bremen und verzauberte das Publikum in der Glocke.

Zeit Online

Warum Sony wieder Vinyl presst

Musikstreaming verbreitet sich rasant, aber in der Nische wächst der Umsatz mit Schallplatten. Die Antithese zum digitalen Hören ist sogar für Großkonzerne interessant.


Elbphilharmonie @elbphilharmonie

The »Elbphilharmonie Summer« starts on Wednesday – four weeks of World Music, Film Scores, Jazz and Classical Music! 🍦 🌞

© Marco Borggreve Warner Classics


(Written on August 7, 2017 )

In today’s news: Facebook is hiring for a music publishing head in Europe, huge increase in under-35 listeners for Classic FM, and if Soundcloud disappears, what happens to its music culture? Wolf Durmashkin composer’s prize announced, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie tours in autumn, and Stuttgart State Opera needs new place to be during its renovation.

The Guardian

Opera director Joe Hill-Gibbins: How I got an Oedipus complex

The ancient myth speaks to us still, and, through the prism of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s hard-hitting opera Greek, the director of a new production found insights, strange beauty and football chants.

Classical Music Magazine

Help Musicians UK launches Develop funds

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has announced Help Musicians Develop, which will invest £270,000 over the next 18 months to allow artists to take stock professionally and creatively.

Choir and Organ

Thomas Gaynor wins St Albans Interpretation Competition

The 29th St Albans International Organ Competition concluded at London’s St John’s Smith Square on 22 July, following nearly two weeks of competition and festival events in St Albans and London.

Music Business Worldwide

Facebook is hiring for a music publishing head in Europe

MBW has spotted that the company is hiring for a Music Publishing Business Development Manager based in London to “lead music publisher/society licensing strategy and negotiations with rights-holders in EMEA”.

Classic FM

Huge increase in under-35 listeners for Classic FM

Classic FM has posted a surge in listening figures, with 5.8 million people now listening to the station – 1.2 million of whom are under 35

The New York Times Magazine

If SoundCloud Disappears, What Happens to Its Music Culture?

The technology blog TechCrunch published a report claiming that SoundCloud had enough money to finance itself for only 80 days. Though the company disputed the report, the possibility that SoundCloud might disappear sent a shock through the web.


No more music from the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

After struggling with financial problems for several years, the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra (Central California) has decided to cease operations.


Patrick Thomas has died

The Australian conductor, known for his fierce advocacy of Australian music, has passed away aged 85.

Kultur Radio

Wolf Durmashkin Kompositionspreis erstmals ausgeschrieben

Internationaler Nachwuchskompositionswettbewerb ruft zur Auseinandersetzung mit dem Holocaust auf.

Klassik Heute

Herbsttournee der Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie

Im September und Oktober 2017 reist die Junge Deutsche Philharmonie unter der Leitung von Jukka-Pekka Saraste programmatisch in den hohen Norden.

Ausweichspielstätte der Stuttgarter Oper im Schlossgarten: Probleme mit dem Denkmalschutz?

Die Ende Juli ins Gespräch gebrachte Alternative zu den bislang zur Diskussion stehenden Ausweichspielstätten der Stuttgarter Oper könnte Angaben der Stuttgarter Zeitung zufolge zu Problemen mit dem Denkmalschutz führen.


in 1882 Birth of Segundo Luis Moreno .

The Guardian: Greek

(Written on August 3, 2017 )