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In today’s news: The Proms should stop ticket scandal, András Schiff talks about how ‘music should be an integral part of our lives,’ and Radio 3 launches Breakfast Carol Competition 2017. Opera about love story between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to open in 2020, Fazil Say receives music prize, and world premiere with Xavier de Maistre.

The Times

Richard Morrison: The Proms should stop this ticket scandal — or leave the Albert Hall

What is that scandal? In a nutshell, it’s about access and inclusivity. It is extremely hard to obtain aforesaid tickets if you go through the official channels, but very easy if you have a few thousand quid to spare and go to a ticket-resale website.

The Daily Telegraph

András Schiff interview: ‘Music should be an integral part of our lives’

“Today, music is taken off the curriculum because it is not considered a priority, but it should be an integral part of our lives. An integral part of our lives.”

Choir and Organ

Radio 3 launches Breakfast Carol Competition 2017

Radio 3 is inviting listeners and budding composers across the country are invited to write a new Christmas carol.

Classical Music Magazine

Final season of Hull 2017 revealed

The fourth season of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture has been announced.

The Strad

Violinist, quartet and double bassist in new intake of BBC New Generation Artists

BBC Radio 3’s young classical talent platform accepts Aleksey Semenenko, Quatuor Arod and Misha Mullov-Abbado

Limelight

The Simpsons’ composer fired after 27 years

Alf Clausen, responsible for some of the show’s most iconic songs, was told producers wanted “a different kind of music.”

NMZ

Musikpreis der Stadt Duisburg 2017 geht an den türkischen Pianisten Fazil Say

Der Pianist Fazil Say erhält den Musikpreis der Stadt Duisburg 2017.Klassik.com

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Festival vielsaitig präsentiert Riesengeige

Im Rahmen des Festivals “vielsaitig” wird morgen im Klosterhof St. Mang in Füssen die sogenannte Markneukirchener Riesengeige präsentiert.

Klassik Heute

Meisterkurs und deutsche Erstaufführung mit Xavier de Maistre

Das erste Forum N-Konzert der neuen Spielzeit steht ganz im Zeichen der Harfe: Bei der Uraufführung eines Werkes von Gordon Kampe sollen laut dem Komponisten „soviele Harfen wie möglich“ mitspielen.

France Musique

Un opéra sur l’histoire d’amour entre Frida Kahlo et Diego Rivera

Aux Etats-Unis, un opéra relatant l’histoire d’amour entre Frida Kahlo et Diego Rivera est en cours d’écriture. La première de « The Last Dream of Frida and Diego » devrait avoir lieu en 2020.

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(Written on September 1, 2017 )

Over the past few weeks there has been uproar within the classical music world after the National Musicians Church, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in Holborn, announced it would no longer be taking bookings of a non-religious nature from 2018.

The Church is where Sir Henry Wood, founder of the BBC Proms, is buried. It is also the home to a book of remembrance for musicians and windows commemorating singer Dame Nellie Melba and composer John Ireland. It has been known as the National Musicians Church for more than 70 years and is a prominent concert venue and rehearsal space that has been used by all types of musicians. Assurance had to be provided in 2013, after the appointment of Reverend David Ingall to the church, as many musicians were worried that the new priest would change the ethos of St Sepulchre as it was known. The recent move has therefore proven the need for this worry and has sparked a coming together of influential musicians to try and prevent the ban.

Since the new appointment of Reverend Ingall, the church has become part of the network founded by evangelical church Holy Trinity Brompton. The ‘evangelical group is known for its youth friendly rock-band style of worship’ and hosts the ever popular Alpha courses.  Reverend Ingall has stated in response to the reaction to the new ban; “Our ministry as the National Musicians’ Church continues to be a core part of our church’s identity and vision… While its expression may be changing, that underlying vision remains unchanged.” This, however, hasn’t settled the minds of leading musicians who believe that the “abrupt move was made without consent.”

In response to the ban on secular bookings, Richard Robbins started a petition to try and reverse the decision. He stated that “the church was particularly valued by musicians because of its heritage and for practical reasons.” He is helping to form a committee to “put forward a positive vision of what the Musicians Church actually is and to try and find a way that both music and ministry can co-exist together in a very open way.”

Photo credit: Making Music

This has consequently led to more than 50 musicians, including top composers, performers, and directors of music at cathedrals, to write a letter to The Guardian protesting against St. Sepulchre’s plans to ban non-sacred concerts. In the letter they state; “the unique ‘mission’ for St. Sepulchre’s has been to musicians, providing a welcoming space and encouraging them to be involved in running the parish. That its custodies are now willing to abandon this unique national cultural remit is difficult to understand and harder to accept.” Among those who signed the letter were Sir James MacMillan, John Rutter, Suzi Digby, Julian Lloyd Webber and Judith Weir.

Reverend Ingall has stated that “in the coming weeks we will reflect and pray, and consult with members of the musicians’ community about how best to fulfil that ministry moving forward.” The final outcome has not been announced yet, but we can hope that the hard work of Richard Robbins to start the petition and the influential musicians pays off.

Update: Over 7,000 people have signed the petition. Read all updates here.

(Written on August 29, 2017 )

In today’s news: Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Outrage as St Sepulchre’s stops taking bookings from musicians, and what tune does Big Ben chime? Bebersee Festival to open with family concert, Dudamel’s tour in Venezuela has been cancelled, and Andreas Ambühl has to give up music career.

The Times

La Scala’s Riccardo Chailly: how to run an opera house with a diva of an audience

Riccardo Chailly, music director of La Scala, explains how he handles the heckles at home, as his orchestra prepares to play the Proms

International Piano

Yamaha announces best-ever piano upgrade bonus

Yamaha has announced details of its annual piano upgrade promotion, which offers the company’s best ever part-exchange deals.

Apollo

Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities

In a letter sent on Friday, all the remaining members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigned in protest at President Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn far-right protests in Charlottesville.

Classical Music Magazine

Outrage as St Sepulchre’s stops taking bookings from musicians

The church, where Sir Henry Wood is buried, is regularly used by ensembles such as the London Youth Choir and City Chorus, but will close its hiring programme from 2018.

Classic FM

What tune does Big Ben chime? And everything else you wanted to know about the country’s most famous bell

Before it’s silenced for four years because of restoration work, we’re delving into the history of the most famous clock tower – and bell – in the world

Limelight

Massenet, The Nose and Meistersinger headline OA’s 2018

Stars on offer include Nicole Car, Jessica Pratt, Leo Nucci, Ferruccio Furlanetto, John Tomlinson and Michael Fabiano.

Broadway World

Following Casting Controversy; Albee Estate Proves Diversity Is Allowed

As BroadwayWorld reported in May, controversy recently erupted over an Oregon production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter posted the below statement after receiving news from the Edward Albee estate.

Klassik Heute

Das Bebersee Festival eröffnet mit einem Familienkonzert

Das 15. Bebersee Festival eroöffnet in Kürze mit Beethoven und Goldberg-Variationen.

Musik Heute

Nach Maduro-Kritik: Venezuela streicht Tour von Stardirigent Dudamel

Caracas – Nach seiner Kritik an Staatschef Nicolás Maduro hat Venezuelas Regierung eine für September geplante Tour des Stardirigenten Gustavo Dudamel mit dem nationalen Jugendorchester gestrichen.

Codex Flores

Tinnitus beendet Berufsmusikerkarriere

In ungewöhnlicher Offenheit kommuniziert das Ensemble Tritonus über das Karrierende seines Mitglieds Andreas Ambühl – wegen eines unerträglich gewordenen Tinnitus.

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Classical Music Magazine: Photo credit: Making Music

(Written on August 22, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the National Opera Studio will introduce its 2016/17 young artists in concert on 13 October, London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama has appointed Rebecca Gilliver as professor of cello, and musicians in a refugee camp in France record ‘The Calais Sessions’. Also, Winston-Salem Symphony hires first female assistant conductor in its 70-year history, and American president candidates use the power of music to stir the emotions of voters.

The Guardian

Proms musical families: ‘She takes a lot more liberties when she’s playing with me!’

What’s it like to play a cello concerto written by your brother? To conduct your wife? To sing alongside your daughter? Michael Hann meets the classical musicians who are keeping it all in the family this Proms season

Classical Music Magazine

National Opera Studio 2016/17 young artists in concert

The National Opera Studio will introduce its 2016/17 young artists in concert on 13 October. The singers and répétiteurs will present operatic arias and duets just three weeks into the programme.

The Strad

LSO principal cellist Rebecca Gilliver appointed Guildhall School professor

London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama has appointed Rebecca Gilliver as professor of cello from September 2016.

The New York Times

Musicians in a Refugee Camp in France Record ‘The Calais Sessions’

“Khandahar” is one of 13 tracks on “The Calais Sessions,” a benefit album released on July 29 that was recorded in the camp as a collaboration involving about 20 refugees and professional musicians.

Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Symphony hires first female assistant conductor in 70-year history

Jessica Morel has been named the assistant conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony, effective of Aug. 24th, officials said on Wednesday. Morel is the first female full-time assistant conductor in the symphony’s 70-year history.

Limelight Magazine

Opera House to be disrupted until 2021 as upgrade unveiled

The Concert Hall acoustics will be revisited as part of the largest programme of works on the iconic building since it opened in 1973.

EveningStandard

Eska interview: ‘Feeling like you’re not the right size or shade gets to you’

Ahead of her performance at the Roundhouse’s Curtain Call installation, Eska discusses her new album and making it in the music industry.

WQXR

6 US Political Campaigns Set to Classical Music

Since the days of George Washington, who campaigned with the ditty “God Save Great Washington” set to the tune of “God Save the Queen,” American candidates have harnessed the power of music to stir the emotions of voters.

nmz

Joey Alexander – 13-jähriges Wunderkind fasziniert Jazz-Legenden wie Herbie Hancock

Wenn Joey Alexander über den Swing im Jazz redet, dann klingt er wie ein alter Hase im Geschäft. Größen wie Herbie Hancock und Wynton Marsalis feiern ihn als Genie. Dabei braucht der Knirps noch eine extra hohe Bank, um richtig an die Klaviertasten zu kommen.

Klassik heute

Bebersee Festival 27.8.-4.9.2016 im Konzerthangar Groß Dölln

Vom 27. August bis 4. September 2016 treffen sich wieder hochkarätige, international renommierte Solisten in der Schorfheide, um im mittlerweile zum Kultort avancierten Konzerthangar klassischen Musikgenuss auf höchstem Niveau zu bieten.

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Lichtenberger Musikpreis 2016 für Pianistin Marina Müllerperth

Die Pianistin Marina Müllerperth erhält den diesjährigen Lichtenberger Musikpreis. Die in diesem Jahr zum siebten Mal verliehene Auszeichnung ist mit 5.000 Euro dotiert.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Enjoy full-length concerts from 2016 on air and online at the Radio 3 website.

nmz @musikzeitung Vor Kurt kommen die blue notes – Das 7. Jazzfestival im südschwedischen : Man kann in…

klassik.com @klassikcom Sopranistin Patrice Munsel gestorben

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The National Opera Studio will introduce its 2016/17 young artists in concert on 13 October. Photo credit: Ceri Wood

(Written on August 11, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, the National Youth Choir of Great Britain will embark on its first tour to China in August, Pavarotti’s widow tells Trump to stop using Nessun Dorma at rallies, and Sir Roger Norrington celebrates the unorthodox at the Proms. Also, Louisville Orchestra appoints new concertmaster and assistant concertmaster, and Gstaad Menuhin Festival presents plans for new concert hall.

Classical Music Magazine

National Youth Choir to embark on first China tour

The National Youth Choir of Great Britain will embark on its first tour to China in August. For its first intercontinental tour in seven years, the 100-strong ensemble will perform in Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Chi-chi Nwanoku and Aaron Dworkin receive honorary Trinity Laban fellowships

The honours were presented at the Sphinx Global Symposium on Diversity in Classical Music at the Southbank Centre on 18 July.

Classic FM

Pavarotti’s widow tells Trump to stop using Nessun Dorma at rallies

Nicoletta Mantovani warns Republican presidential candidate: ‘The values of brotherhood that Luciano Pavarotti upheld throughout his career are incompatible with the world vision of Donald Trump.’

The Guardian

Sir Roger Norrington: ‘I’m against music being handed down from on high’

No vibrato, principal violinists facing each other, audiences encouraged to applaud between movements … the great conductor celebrates the unorthodox at the Proms this week

The Strad

Louisville Orchestra appoints new concertmaster and assistant concertmaster

The Louisville Orchestra under music director Teddy Abrams has appointed two new violinists to leadership positions – Gabriel  Lefkowitz is the ensemble’s new concertmaster, while Julia Noone is new assistant concertmaster.

‘Teachers should adapt their methods to students’ individual techniques,’ says cellist Sol Gabetta

The Strad’s August 2016 cover star on the importance of being adaptable as a teacher

International Arts Manager

Battle of the Somme remembered

Benjamin Ellin’s new composition One Before Zero will be performed at Maison de la Culture in Amiens, France, to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

BR Klassik

60 Jahre Gstaad Menuhin Festival – Vom Konzertzelt zur Kristallgrotte

Als Yehudi Menuhin vor 60 Jahren Benjamin Britten und Peter Pears zu einem Konzert nach Gstaad einlud, ahnte niemand, dass sich daraus einmal eines der traditionsreichsten europäischen Festivals entwickeln sollte.

nmz

Musikalisch zukunftsweisend – Preisträgerkonzert des Bundeswettbewerbs Jugend komponiert

Am Freitag, 5. August, sind in der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main Stücke junger Komponisten zu hören und zu erleben. Die 13 Jugendlichen sind Preisträger des diesjährigen Bundeswettbewerbs Jugend komponiert.

klassik.com

Gericht: Kündigung des Semperoper-Intendanten Serge Dorny nicht rechtmäßig

Oberlandesgericht Dresden weist Berufung zurück und bestätigt vorheriges Urteil

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Aldeburgh AYM @AYM_Snape Fancy an intimate evening of music in an old Victorian pumphouse on the edge of a marsh?

nmz @musikzeitung In teilweise neuen Besetzungen und mit neuem Dirigenten: „Das Rheingold“ in : Die…

WDR3 @wdr3 Gibt’s einfach nur mehr Geld? Land NRW will Künstler individueller fördern – Gespräch mit Dieter Gorny

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The National Youth Choir of Great Britain will embark on its first tour to China in August. Photo credit: Ben Tomlin

(Written on July 27, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Susanna Eastburn takes exception to the claim that the age of great composers is dead, BBC announces presenters for amateur orchestra series, and twenty-eight singers reach semi-finals round of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in Guadalajara. Also, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 opens next month, and SWR Symphony Orchestra performs for the very first time at Donaueschinger Musiktage.

The Telegraph

Why is new classical music left to wither and die?

When composers receive a commission to compose a new piece for the Proms, they know they have truly arrived. But amid all the excitement, no one stops to ask; what becomes of all these commissions?

The Guardian

Composers seek new definition of greatness in a digital age

As a champion of new music, Susanna Eastburn takes exception to the claim that the age of great composers is dead. Instead, we must open our ears to more diverse, shape-shifting and connected times

Classical Music Magazine

Presenters for amateur orchestra series announced

The series ‘All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge’ will follow five amateur orchestras as they compete to perform on stage at the BBC Proms in the Park concert in Hyde Park.

Opera News

Twenty-Eight Singers, Including Seven Americans, Reach Semi-Finals Round of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in Guadalajara

Founded in 1993 by Domingo to discover and launch the careers of young singers of every voice type from every country, Operalia annually receives some 1,000 applications.

The Strad

Ask the Experts: obtaining a five-string cello

Three luthiers with experience of creating five-string cellos give their thoughts to an interested reader – and their answers throw up even more questions.

Broadwayworld

Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 Opens Next Month

One of the world’s major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition opens its milestone 50th anniversary season with a series of events, including concerts featuring some of the world’s greatest artists.

The New York Times

Classical Music Listings for July 22-28

A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.

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Leipziger Symposien zur Kinder- und Jugendstimme

Die Leipziger Symposien zur Kinder- und Jugendstimme sind ein internationales, interdisziplinäres Podium für alle Professionen, die sich mit der Stimme im Wachstum und mit singenden Kindern und Jugendlichen beschäftigen.

Musik heute

Salzburger Festspiele: Präsidentin bewirbt sich erneut

Die Präsidentin der Salzburger Festspiele, Helga Rabl-Stadler, bewirbt sich erneut um das Amt. Das erklärte die 68-Jährige am Donnerstagabend in Salzburg.

Klassik heute

SWR Symphonieorchester erstmals bei den Donaueschinger Musiktagen

Die Donaueschinger Musiktage, das älteste deutsche Festival für Neue Musik, nehmen in diesem Jahr Tuchfühlung mit der Sphäre der Unterhaltungsmusik auf.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews How German musicians say ‘well played’

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms Why do some people object to clapping between bits of a classical work? Why do some people NOT? Proms http://bbc.in/2a59sPs

klassik.com @klassikcom Luxushotel in der präsentiert

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Susanna Eastburn … artists’ ability to communicate across the globe has been revolutionary.

 

(Written on July 22, 2016 )

 

Classical News

In our news today, Sakari Oramo tells what he would do if in charge of The Proms, and applications are now open for Radio 3’s Diversity and Inclusion in Composition conference. Also, this year, the BBC Proms celebrates the cello, with 12 concerts dedicated to the instrument, and conductor Kent Nagano speaks about working with non-professional musicians.

The Telegraph

Sakari Oramo: ‘The Proms should not be dumbed down’

Before conducting the First and Last Night, Sakari Oramo tells Ivan Hewett what he would do if in charge of this great British festival.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 announces Diversity and Inclusion in Composition conference

Applications are now open for Radio 3’s Diversity and Inclusion in Composition conference, which aims to facilitate greater inclusion of composers and prospective composers from the UK’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in classical music composition.

Clive Barda receives 2016 Musicians’ Company fellowship

Photographer Clive Barda has been awarded honorary fellowship of the Musicians’ Company. He has photographed musicians, conductors and singers for more than 50 years.

Adaptistration

Is It Possible To Manage A Large Budget Orchestra Using Mostly Consultants?

It certainly isn’t unheard of for larger budget orchestras to hire consultants for everything from temporarily filling staff holes to serving as the architect for marketing or development campaigns but relying on third party providers for the majority of admin functionality is decidedly not the norm.

The Guardian

Sol Gabetta: ‘The cello speaks with a human voice’

This year, the BBC Proms celebrates the cello, with 12 concerts dedicated to the instrument. As she prepares to open the event’s first night, the Argentinian cellist describes why she loves this strange, beautiful and ‘erotic’ instrument

The Strad

How to make scales enjoyable

Encouraging students to practise scales needn’t be an uphill struggle, says Paul Harris – in fact, it can even be fun!

Le Figaro

Philippe Druillet: “Verdi a transformé la colère en génie”

“Le Requiem” est donné le 16 juillet aux Chorégies d’Orange, avec des projections vidéo signées par le dessinateur de Salammbô, déjà à l’oeuvre en 2014 pour “Carmina Burana”.

nmz

Stardirigent Nagano: Ich arbeite sehr gerne mit jungen Amateuren

Stardirigent Kent Nagano hält die Weitergabe von künstlerischem Wissen an den musikalischen Nachwuchs für eine Selbstverständlichkeit.

Lausitzer Musiksommer führt an sechs Orte

Mit einem Konzert im Bautzener Dom eröffnet die Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie an diesem Freitag (20.00 Uhr) den 12. Lausitzer Musiksommer.

Musik heute

Hornist Felix Klieser mit Bernstein Award ausgezeichnet

Der Hornist Felix Klieser hat am Donnerstag in Lübeck den Leonard Bernstein Award des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals erhalten.

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BR Klassik @BR_Klassik Wir übertragen die Eröffnungspremiere live am 25.7.

New York Times Music @nytimesmusic Classical Music Listings for July 15-21

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms What do you get when you upgrade an antique cello with high-tech 3D mapping technology?

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‘The cello chose me’ … Sol Gabetta. Photograph: Uwe Arens

(Written on July 15, 2016 )

In today’s news, the BBC is calling for amateur musicians to perform at the Proms, the New York City Opera announces its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy & Graham Parker announced to become the new president of Universal Classics USA. Also, Spotify surged 80% last year to nearly €2bn and Yamaha offers free Clavinova lessons.

BBC News

Amateur musicians to play Last Night of the Proms

The BBC is calling for amateur musicians to perform Bizet’s Toreador song, from Carmen, at the Proms. A “virtual orchestra” will be created to play the piece, conducted by Marin Alsop and supported by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

Daily Mail

NYC Opera announces 1st full season after bankruptcy

The revived New York City Opera announced its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy, planning 28 performances of six works in 2016-17 that include the U.S. debut of Antonio de Literes’ “Los Elementos” and area premieres of Peter Eotvos’ “Angels in America” and Tobin Stokes’ “Fallujah.”

WQXR

Graham Parker, WQXR GM, to Head Universal Classics, USA

Tuesday morning, the general manager at WQXR, Graham Parker, announced that after six years at New York Public Radio, he will be stepping down to become the president of Universal Classics, U.S.A. Music.

The Guardian

Spotify revenues surge 80% to more than £1.5bn

Revenues at Spotify, the world’s biggest music streaming service, surged 80% last year to nearly €2bn (£1.5bn) but losses widened as it invested heavily amid tough competition from the likes of Apple Music and Tidal.

Classical Music Magazine

Yamaha offers free Clavinova lessons

Yamaha is offering free 45-minute Clavinova lessons throughout Saturdays and Sundays in June. During each one-to-one session, a Yamaha pianist will demonstrate the features of the Clavinova which can help pianists to learn and improve.

The Irish Times

Classical music: Printed programmes are a convention worth keeping

The world of the classical concert is a highly ritualised affair. The dress code for performers is as formal as it is for weddings, although there are, of course, performers who shun it. Austrian pianist Friedrich Gulda took shunning to an extreme when he once appeared on stage nude.

Classicalite

New Book ‘Sounds and Sweet Airs’ Details Female Composers Consigned to Oblivion

Anna Beer’s new book, Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music, highlights overlooked but important female composers of the classical music genre.

The Telegraph

Royal Opera’s Oedipe is yet another revived gem to thank Kasper Holten for

Those who deplore the current vogue for shock-horror productions may be rejoicing at the early departure next year of the Royal Opera’s Director Kasper Holten, but there are several things to thank him for – notable among them being his commitment to programming fully staged performances of significant but unjustly neglected repertory of the 20th century.

Musik heute

Berliner Philharmoniker und Simon Rattle kämpfen für EU-Jugendorchester

Das Orchester in Berlin und sein Chefdirigent in München – gleich doppelt haben die Berliner Philharmoniker am Dienstag gegen eine Auflösung des European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) protestiert.

Klassikinfo.de

Große Abwanderung beim Bayerischen Staatsballett

Nach dem Ende der Spielzeit 2015/2016 wird Ivan Liška nach 18 Jahren sein Amt als Direktor des Bayerischen Staatsballetts an Igor Zelensky übergeben. Mit Liška werden sich einige bekannte Gesichter von der Bühne des Nationaltheaters und vom Münchner Publikum verabschieden.

Klassik.com

Nordrhein-Westfalen fördert Musikhochschule Detmold mit 14 Millionen Euro

Das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen fördert die Hochschule für Musik Detmold in den nächsten sieben Jahren mit rund 14 Millionen Euro.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Bad news for Boston criticism

Classic FM @ClassicFM The 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic are playing tangos on our Album of the Week:

BR_Klassik @BR_KLASSIK 25. Mai 1887: Die Opéra-Comique in Paris steht in Flammen

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Photograph: AFP / Getty Images

(Written on May 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, 11 year old Curtis Elton is the youngest person to get a LTCL diploma from Trinity College, harsh critics of the BBC Proms and Carolyn Sampson talks about the about the music that inspires her. The Strad talks to Amnon Weinstein who restored the collection of instruments performed by Jewish musicians during the Nazi regime. Elsewhere, the winners of the International Opera Awards are announced. The discussion about a new concert hall in Munich seems to never end as new plans came up recently. Lachenmann wins Germany’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Daniel Barenboim states that he is not the right candidate for the Berlin Philharmonic.

The Telegraph

Boy, 11, youngest person in world to get music degree

Child prodigy Curtis Elton awarded LTCL diploma from Trinity College London after learning piano from age of three having failed twice on Britain’s Got Talent

The Guardian

The Proms’ problem isn’t the programming, it’s the lack of imagination

Critics of this year’s lineup bemoaning events such as the club music prom are missing the point. The BBC Proms is no longer about music; it’s about the Proms

Facing the Music: Carolyn Sampson

From George Michael and Wagner to … Wham! Soprano Carolyn Sampson on the music that inspires her

The Strad

Holocaust-era ‘Violins of Hope’ to be performed and exhibited in Cleveland

The collection of instruments performed by Jewish musicians during the Nazi regime was restored by Amnon Weinstein

Classical Music Magazine

International Opera Awards announced

The winners of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced in a ceremony at the Savoy Theatre hosted by Richard E. Grant.

Sinfini

An open letter to politicians

The polls are in, and key voter issues in the run-up to the 2015 UK general election include music education, air support for cellists, and highlighter pens.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Pakt mit dem Park

Die peinigende Diskussion um einen neuen Münchner Konzertsaal erinnerte zuletzt an ritualisierte Katastrophenschutzübungen. Im Rathaus oder in der Staatskanzlei zündet man Bombenideen – und der Rest der Welt bringt sich in Deckung, weil die Ideen eher die Wirkung von Mörsergranaten als von Lösungsvorschlägen hätten.

Der Tagesspiegel

Neuer Konzertsaal im Olympiapark geplant

München soll einen neuen Konzertsaal bekommen – im Olympiapark auf dem Areal des heutigen Eissportzentrums. Angeblich soll der Bau möglichst schnell angegangen werden.

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Lachenmann mit Deutschem Musikautorenpreis ausgezeichnet

Der Deutsche Musikautorenpreis in der Kategorie Lebenswerk wird in diesem Jahr an Helmut Lachenmann für sein über fünfzigjähriges musikalisches Schaffen als Komponist, Kompositionslehrer und Begründer der Stilrichtung ‘Musique concrète instrumentale’ verliehen.

El Mundo

Daniel Barenboim: ‘no soy candidato’

La Orquesta votará a su nuevo director el próximo 11 de mayo

ArtsJournal

Detroit Symphony Staffers Help Bring Sacramento Philharmonic Back From The Dead

After a year in the dark, the Sacramento Philharmonic has announced an aggressive return to performing, with a seven-concert season for 2015-16.

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The Strad Video: @Craigleon describes his recent Bach to Moog project, featuring #violinist Jennifer Pike @ViolinJenny http://bit.ly/1A5NAXb

SZ Kultur Die realistische Idee, Münchens neuen Konzertsaal im Olympiapark zu erbauen, ist ein Befreiungsschlag: http://sz.de/1.2454649 

klassik.com Cellist Pablo Ferrández erhält Förderpreis des Rheingau Musikfestivals #Cello #Festival http://klassik.com/?528sU 

At a point of transition: the 2015 BBC Proms, (l to r) Evelyn Glennie, Danielle de Niese, Katie Derham and Nicholas Collon. Photograph: Andrew Hayes-Watkins/BBC

At a point of transition: the 2015 BBC Proms, (l to r) Evelyn Glennie, Danielle de Niese, Katie Derham and Nicholas Collon. Photograph: Andrew Hayes-Watkins/BBC

 

 

(Written on April 28, 2015 )

Classical News

The Independent

Proms 2014: Tasmin Little is preparing for her 20th Proms – but busking is her real passion

The chart-topping violinist tells Jessica Duchen that her real passion is for performing for people who never set foot in a concert hall.

The Telegraph

Nicola Benedetti: first British solo violinist to reach top 20 of the UK albums chart in two decades

Nicola Benedetti’s latest album is the first release by a British solo violinist to reach the top 20 of the UK pop chart since 1995.

Classic FM

Germans use classical music to foil US spies

German politicians are using piano music to combat the threat of American eavesdropping during their meetings.

Slipped Disc

Video: Itzhak Perlman campaigns for universal polio vaccination 

‘Even two or three cases in a country, those cases can blow up unless everyone is immunised,’ pleads the great violinist.

Star Advertiser

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra extends contract with musicians

On the eve of announcing its third season, the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra extended the current agreement with its musicians, allowing for “incremental” growth of the organization.

Klassik.com

Überraschung? – “Rettungsversuch” für SWR Sinfonieorchester gescheitert

Die Rettung des SWR Sinfonieorchesters Baden-Baden und Freiburg durch ein Stiftungsmodell ist vorerst gescheitert.

kultur-port.de

ARD-Klassikprojekt: “Das Dvorák-Experiment”

“Das Dvorák-Experiment” ist das erste gemeinsame Projekt zur Musikvermittlung, mit dem die ARD-Rundfunkanstalten Schüler in ganz Deutschland für klassische Musik begeistern wollen.

Zeit Online

Klassik ohne Radio

Die ARD-Rundfunkanstalten müssen sparen. Wo tun sie es zuerst? Bei der Kultur, klar. Oder ist das nur Einbildung, die alte Verschwörungstheorie? Auf Spurensuche zwischen dem Programmauftrag und der Massentauglichkeit eines geliebten Mediums im digitalen Zeitalter.

Le Monde

Aurélie Filippetti chahutée au « off » d’Avignon

A Avignon, mercredi 16 juillet, il y a davantage de journalistes que d’intermittents du spectacle qui attendent la ministre de la culture. Le collectif des salariés du festival in, la CGT spectacle et la Coordination des intermittents et précaires (CIP) refusent de rencontrer Aurélie Filippetti.

Twitter

Jessica Duchen: @jessicaduchen Great and to the point piece by @susannaeastburn re British Composer Awards – get nominating! http://blog.soundandmusic.org/2014/07/16/susanna-eastburn-a-call-to-action-for-female-nominations-for-the-british-composer-awards/ …

Yannick Nézet-Séguin: @nezetseguin One week left…;-) Vote for the Gramophone Artist of the Year 2014 | http://gramophone.co.uk  http://www.gramophone.co.uk/artist-of-the-year-2014 … via @GramophoneMag

Berlin Philharmonic: @BerlinPhil Passion and precision: Karajan conducts the 1978 New Year’s Eve Concert. Last chance to watch for free now at http://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/10123/?a=twitter&c=true …!

 

Tamsin Little, Independent

Tamsin Little, Independent

 

 

(Written on July 17, 2014 )