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The Telegraph

Group perfoms Icelandic hymn in German train station

YouTube video shows Icelandic indie-folk group spontaneously burst into song in Wuppertal station, west Germany

Charlotte Church: female pop stars told ‘take clothes off, show you’re an adult’

Charlotte Church has criticised the music industry as she said young women were being coerced into using sexual imagery to sell their records

AZ Family

Tent City inmates treated to classical music concert

PHOENIX — The magic of Mozart was brought to inmates at Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Sunday afternoon.

Minnesota Daily

Bill would change orchestra ownership

The bill, authored by Phyllis Kahn, would make the Minnesota Orchestra publicly owned

Music Industry News

Yamaha trumpets new instruments

Yamaha unveiled the newest instruments in its Xeno range of trumpets to over 90 VIP Yamaha brass and woodwind dealers from 16 European countries

Tech Radar

Spotify has 20 million songs, but 20% have never been played

Internet music streaming giant has huge catalogue, yet 4 million songs have still to be played

The Guardian

Music events pulled in 6.5 million people to tune of £2.2bn last year

Visit Britain report shows overseas visitors made up 6% of punters but accounted for 20% of money spent attending festivals and gigs

HMV can learn from Rough Trade when it comes to music retail

With its focus on curation and creating a destination store, the independent chain proves there’s more to selling than price

Der Tagesspiegel

Mehr Demokratie hören

Einst umstritten, heute Ikone: Vor 50 Jahren wurde die Berliner Philharmonie eingeweiht. Hans Scharoun hatte erfolgreich für seinen visionären Konzertsaal gekämpft. Eine Zeitreise

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

(Written on October 15, 2013 )

The Guardian

BuzzFeed president: ‘We feel strongly that traditional media have given up on young people’

Jon Steinberg tells MIPCOM audience that his site is ‘bringing more hard news on a relative basis than a lot of the traditional television networks’

London Live TV channel to recruit 50 editorial staff ahead of Launch

Local television channel, an extension of the London Evening Standard, to hire producers and presenters before March launch

Classic FM Online

Breaking Bad opera to premiere in 2014

The hit US TV show is making its mark on the world of classical music just one week after the series finale

Pianist performs concert of Pink Floyd classical covers

AyseDeniz Gokcin, the pianist who turns Pink Floyd songs into classical arrangements, has recorded an entire concert of Pink Floyd material, taking inspiration from Chopin and Rachmaninov

David Garrett reveals new video with Nicole Scherzinger

Violinist David Garrett and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger collaborate in an impressive new classical song, Io Ti Penso Amore

NPR

What Is Classical Music’s Women Problem?

Anastasia Tsioulcas discusses the subject of women in classical music following the Marin Alsop controversy

LA Times

In the L.A. classical music scene, the music comes first

Critic’s Notebook: New York and Minnesota’s financial issues and cancellations stem from a lack of vision and commitment. L.A. is a different story

Limelight Magazine

Pop-up concert in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Orchestra rallies a pop-up success story after Carnegie cancellation

Gerard Willems: On the value of healthy competition

Why do musicians put themselves through the grueling process of competitions and is it ever worth it?

Patrice Chéreau has died

Iconic director of Wagner’s centenary Ring cyle at Bayreuth passes at 68

Die Welt

“Wir sind schändlich mit Verdi umgegangen”

“Die Welt” überträgt am Freitag früh ab 2.30 Uhr als Livestream aus Chicago das Festkonzert zum 200. Geburtstag von Giuseppe Verdi. Ein Gespräch mit Riccardo Muti, der das Requiem dirigiert

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

 

(Written on October 10, 2013 )

Classic FM Online

Classic FM’s Pavarotti Takeover Weekend, 5-6 October 2013

This weekend gone by, it was Pavarotti all the way as Classic FM paid the tenor a special tribute

Inquirer Entertainment

A personal journey with classical music

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra’s history and achievements

The New York Times

Strife Joins Minnesota Musicians in Concert

MINNEAPOLIS — By the end of a disastrous week, classical music fans in this city sorely needed something positive to hang onto, however fleetingly. And, happily, they got momentary relief over the weekend in three concerts by the players of the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vanska

The Independent

Coming soon in classical: Big things by Britten, Strauss and Verdi

Benjamin Britten dominates programming in the weeks before the centenary of his birth next month. This Saturday, at the Royal Festival Hall, Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra in the War Requiem

Cathedrals nervous about Mediaeval Baebes

For many, cathedrals provide a retreat for prayer and contemplation. But that is set to change when Mediaeval Baebes, the all-female “pagan” singing group, notorious for bringing sex appeal to Madrigals, take over England’s most sacred halls of worship

Arts Beat 

Departing Director Conducts Locked-Out Minnesota Orchestra

Appreciation shown for Osmo Vanska as audience shout praise and applaud: “We love you, Osmo”

Classic FM Online

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(Written on October 7, 2013 )

Classical Music Magazine

Boston-bound Andris Nelsons to leave CBSO in 2015 ‘with heavy heart’

Andris Nelsons is to leave the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in summer 2015 ‘with an extremely heavy heart’, having decided that his new appointment as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra would give him too little time with his family unless he quit the CBSO.

The Telegraph

Can art and classical music meet in harmony?

A new touring performance, Graphic Scores, attempts to bridge the gap between classical music and art and get the creative juices flowing.

US orchestras are greedy and overpaid

The lock-out at the Minnesota Orchestra reveals a tale of greed, complacency – and salaries British players can only dream of says Ivan Hewett

Classic Brits: fundamentally tacky?

The Classic Brits know they have to stir a little ‘real’ classical music into the mix, to give themselves a fig-leaf of legitimacy, says Ivan Hewett.

The Times

Film composer is the big winner at Classical Brits

Hans Zimmer, whose work includes the soundtracks for Man Of Steeland The Dark Knight Rises, was named composer of the year at the Classical Brit awards on Tuesday.

Classic FM Online

Nicola Benedetti and Hans Zimmer defend Classic BRITs

Speaking on stage at Tuesday’s award ceremony, the evening’s big winners hit back at the BRITs’ critics. In a speech that will be broadcast to over a million people on ITV1 this Sunday evening, Benedetti spoke passionately about the event bringing classical music to everyone.

The New Yorker

Woman, Gays and Classical Music

Classical musicians have traditionally shied away from making political statements and have tended to cling to the illusion of an art that floats above politics, formally pure and spiritually aloof, says Alex Ross, but times are requiring them to change.

Calgary Herald

Calgary Philharmonic co-founder and champion of the arts, Dick Matthews, dies at 93

Philanthropist Richard Matthews, who helped found the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and also made significant contributions to Calgary Opera, Honens International Piano Competition, The Mount Royal. Conservatory and the University of Calgary, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 93.

Die Zeit

“Der Countertenor ist eine neue Art Mann”

Philippe Jaroussky ist einer der besten Sopranisten der Welt. Jetzt wagt er sich an die Arien des Kastraten Farinelli. Überwindet er damit die Männlichkeit? Ein Interview

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

 

 

 

 

(Written on October 4, 2013 )

Classical Music Magazine

Protest disrupts Met’s Eugene Onegin first night

The Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on 23 September was disrupted briefly by a lone protester urging the house and its cast to take a public stand against Russia’s repression of homosexuals

Los Angeles Times

Renée Fleming sings Top 10 on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Renée Fleming lent her lush soprano voice to CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday night, singing a humorous rendition of the show’s Top 10 list

Classic FM Online

Inflatable concert hall to open in Japan

A bright purple inflatable concert hall resembling giant plum is touring areas devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Matsushima, Japan

British Paraorchestra win Prime Minister’s Big Society Award

A year on from playing with Coldplay at the Paralympics 2012, the British Paraorchestra is to be honoured with a Big Society Award

Star Tribune

New Minnesota Orchestra offer includes $20K signing bonuses

Musicians are “offended” board went public with proposal that includes $20,000 one-time bonus

Limelight Magazine

Hilliards to hang up vocal cords after 40th anniversary tour

The Hilliard Ensemble are to launch their 40th anniversary season with a special reunion concert at the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival on December 11 – four decades to the day since their debut concert in 1973

Arts beat

Gerard Mortier Named Artistic Adviser of Teatro Real Opera House in Madrid

The Teatro Real said Wednesday that it had created a new advisory post for Gerard Mortier, two weeks after abruptly ousting him as artistic director of the opera house here

Pacific Standard

Want Quick, Accurate Thinking? Ask a Musician

New research finds musical training appears to sharpen our ability to detect our own mistakes, and rapidly make needed adjustments

The Telegraph

New York Opera set to enter bankruptcy within a week

New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend – at least for a while

The Guardian

Classical music is at the heart of Manchester’s radical music scene

Manchester’s classical music tradition and culture is full of names just as stellar and characters just as large and significant as the likes of Oasis, The Smiths and New Order, writes Stuart Maconie

BBC Music Magazine

John Williams’s Star Wars theme named nation’s favourite film score

Classic film score beats competition from Morricone, Bernstein and Herrmann

YouTube

YouTube

(Written on September 27, 2013 )

Classic FM

Exclusive featurette from Dustin Hoffman’s new movie ‘Quartet’

To celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, Classic FM brings you the first look at a featurette from the new film directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Dame Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and Tom Courtenay.

Simon Callow to host new wine show on Classic FM, Tasting Notes

Actor and writer Simon Callow is to host a new wine-based show on Classic FM, called Tasting Notes.

Charity fun run aims to Beat Beethoven

The Beat Beethoven Fun Run will challenge participants to run a certain distance in the time it takes to play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.

Gramophone

Jonathan Nott named Tokyo Symphony music director

Three-year tenure begins in September 2014

ABC (found on Musical Chairs)

Beach opera mooted for Gold Coast

Opera Australia says it is looking at staging a performance on a beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast featuring a stage made of sand.

Belfast Telegraph

Classical CD for each newborn Scot

Every newborn baby in Scotland is to receive a specially-compiled classical CD to inspire a love of music.

Slipped Disc

How Georg Solti made a choirmaster out of me

The Crouch End Festival Chorus, founded by David Temple, has become known as one of the top UK amateur choirs, a fixture at the BBC Proms and in the London concert halls.

Kurt Masur: ‘I have Parkinson’s. It won’t change my life.’

The doyen of German conductors, 85 and beating strong, suffered a setback earlier this year when he fell off a podium in Paris, breaking a shoulder.

Deceptive Cadence, NPR

During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future

It’s been a tumultuous time for American orchestras. Labor disputes have shut down the Minnesota Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony, and strikes and lockouts have affected orchestras in Chicago, Atlanta and Louisville in the past year.

Classic FM

(Written on October 11, 2012 )

Gramophone

Alexandre Bloch wins 2012 Donatella Flick-LSO Conducting Competition

Young French conductor receives £15,000 and a one-year assistant conductor position with the LSO

Classic FM

Bryn Terfel to perform with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Welsh singer Bryn Terfel will perform with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra next year as part of a gala concert.

Peter Maxwell Davies prepares musical retort to Olympics

The Master of the Queen’s Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, has disclosed details of his new work, which is a reaction to the “jingoistic” tone of the Olympic Games.

Rhinegold

CM to host online debate with Artistworks Classical Campus

Classical Music is partnering with US education company Artistworks for the launch of the Artistworks Classical Campus, and the magazine’s deputy editor, Kimon Daltas, will be hosting an online debate on classical music education and technology this evening at 9pm UK time.

The Independent

Does anyone like modern classical music?

There is to be a year-long festival of contemporary music at London’s Southbank Centre, but will the public go?

The New Yorker

The Case for Wagner in Israel

It was only a matter of time: Richard Wagner, the most volcanically controversial figure in the history of music, has inserted himself into the 2012 Presidential election.

Minnesota Public Radio (found on All Top)

Locked-out Minn Orch musicians take cause to streets

The Minnesota Orchestra has cancelled all its concerts through Thanksgiving, after management locked out musicians as their contract expired and the two sides could not agree on a new one.

The Strad

Female maker takes Triennale gold

Ulrike Dederer viola wins in a first for Cremona competition

Minnesota Public Radio

(Written on October 2, 2012 )

The Telegraph

Stockhausen’s Mittwoch Aus Licht:Opera with real altitude

It has musicians in helicopters and in mid-air, seagull noises and a camel. Neil McCormick looks forward to Stockhausen’s Mittwoch Aus Licht in Birmingham.

Classic FM

Hallé Orchestra teams up with Manchester Airport

The Hallé Orchestra has partnered with Manchester Airports Group for a tour to China aimed at strengthening links to the north west.

Gramophone

Children to compose for Wallace and Gromit

BBC announces new competition giving children the opportunity to write music for the popular TV series

BBC Music Magazine

BBC announces Britten centenary celebrations

The BBC dedicates 2013 to the life and work of Benjamin Britten

Financial Times

Kings Place Festival, Kings Place, London

Puppets, forgotten instruments and user-friendly Bartók featured in the venue’s sampler of this season’s attractions

Daily record, (found on Musical Chairs)

Downton Abbey’s composer John Lunn reveals James Brown is inspiration behind TV drama’s music

SCOTS composer John Lunn has been recognised in the US by the Primetime Emmys for his contribution to the worldwide Downton Abbey phenomenon.

NPR Music, Deceptive Cadence

Trouble In The Twin Cities: Two Orchestras In Labor Disputes

The Minnesota Orchestra may go on strike after management proposed to cut musicians’ salaries by 28 percent.

Limelight Magazine

YouTube spoof sensations The Piano Guys sign to Sony

Sending up Star Wars, The Bourne Identity and Coldplay has landed the goofy duo a record deal

Gramophone

 

 

(Written on September 18, 2012 )