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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.”

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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

Klassik.com

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 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the memorial service for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies will take place on 27 June, the rich music legacy of the Royal family & Anish Kapoor comments Wagner. Also, Juilliard-trained cellist embraces her immigrant story & the rise of the Traditional Cathedral Choir.

Classical Music Magazine

Memorial service for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

An official memorial for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who died on 14 March, will take place at St John’s Smith Square on 27 June.

Classical-music.com

Her Majesty’s Music

Throughout the centuries, monarchs have made their mark on our musical history. From royal commissions, including those for coronations (such as Handel’s Zadok the Priest, written for George II in 1727), weddings and funerals (including Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary), to works by monarchs themselves (Greensleeves, allegedly by Henry VIII), the royal families of the world have left us a rich musical legacy.

The Guardian

Anish Kapoor on Wagner: ‘He was antisemitic and I’m Jewish. Who cares?’

Anish Kapoor has been getting quite a bit of flak for designing the sets for a new production of Tristan and Isolde, Wagner’s great opera about two passionately deranged lovers. “Wagner was antisemitic and I’m Jewish,” he says. “And many of my Jewish relatives and friends say: ‘How can you?’ Honestly, in the end, one somehow has to put that aside.”

The Telegraph

Something to sing about: the rise of the cathedral girls’ choir

More than 20 years ago the Campaign for the Traditional Cathedral Choir (CTCC) warned that the “future of the English choirboy is increasingly in doubt”.

The Times

BP v the luvvies: the battle over Britain’s biggest corporate sponsor

So were they pushed or did they jump? The debate over fossil fuels and climate change has taken many twists, but one of the oddest must be the enormous significance it has suddenly acquired for the arts world. Besides being many other things, BP is Britain’s biggest corporate sponsor of the arts.

kitv.com

Juilliard-trained cellist embraces her own immigrant story

Juilliard-trained cellist Christine Lamprea saw one of her biggest dreams come true last month: She had her first performance ever in Colombia, the country her parents left almost 50 years ago.

Swindon Advertiser

Trailblazers bring pop-up orchestra challenge to Swindon

Musical trailblazers Shaun Buswell and Erik Nyberg are set to take their latest orchestra challenge on tour to ten different locations across England and Scotland, stopping off at Swindon on the way.

Classic FM

Kelsey Grammer: ‘I didn’t quite have the juice to become an opera singer’

He’s best known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in the US sitcoms Cheers and Frasier , and as the voice of Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons , but Kelsey Grammer started out thinking he might become a singer.

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Zauberer der tiefen Töne

Er war eine verlässliche kreative Größe am Kontrabass, und zwar in Jazz-Konzerten und Aufnahmen wie Musical-Produktionen und Orchesterkonzerten: der Bassist Chris Lachotta.

Musik heute

Pianistin Olga Scheps auf Platz eins der Klassik-Charts

Die CD “Satie” von Olga Scheps ist direkt auf dem ersten Platz der deutschen Klassik-Charts eingestiegen.

klassik.com

Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Aufbesserung der Haushaltslage durch Bratschen-Verkauf

Das Toronto Symphony Orchester sucht nach Möglichkeiten, um seine desolate Haushaltslage aufzubessern.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews First pics: Vienna Philharmonic opens home for refugees

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse Autumn Package booking opens to Friends at 9am online. Let us know if you need any help ^P

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Photograph: Rhinegold

(Written on June 9, 2016 )

Gramophone

Ryan Wigglesworth to make Covent Garden debut after Pappano withdraws from conducting The Minotaur

Award-winning young conductor steps up for Birtwistle revival

The Guardian

The orchestra as mass collaboration

Tod Machover is democratising classical music – by inviting Totonto’s 2.6 million inhabitants to be composers

Tom Service’s Blog – The Guardian

A Guide to Morton Feldman’s music

Don’t be daunted by his five-hour-long string quartet – Feldman offers a truly intimate encounter with the substance of sound

Deceptive Cadence

John Williams’ Inevitable Themes

For more than 50 years, John Williams’ music has taken us to galaxies far, far away through adventures here on earth, made us feel giddy joyand occasionally scared us to death.

Daniel Barenboim Remembers Elliott Carter

Over the course of an exceptionally long and productive life, the lateElliott Carter was championed by many leading conductors, soloists and ensembles. Among the most prominent is pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, who has premiered many of Carter’s works.

The Telegraph

George Osborne’s night at the opera didn’t come cheap

George Osborne, Michael Gove and Ed Vaizey are thought to have accepted tickets for all four parts of the Ring cycle at the Royal Opera House that were worth £2,664.

LA Times

Marvin Hamlisch makes posthumous cameo on ‘The Simpsons’

Before he died in August at the age of 68, Marvin Hamlischrecorded a brief cameo for “The Simpsons,” playing a version of himself in an episode involving Abe Simpson’s hidden past.

LA Times

(Written on November 13, 2012 )