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In today’s news: Spotify shares jump to record high, Rosemary Johnson and other leading figures from the classical world are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, Schott Music and MPI Music Production International are to publish a new Academic Edition of the Complete Works of Tchaikovsky, the 1ooth anniversary of librettist Arrigo Boito, and Spotify algorithms decide what is the best music for you.

Shares in the company scaled a new high on Friday afternoon, jumping as much as 4 per cent to a record high of $172.76. The reason for the sudden jump was not immediately clear, but it came as Recode reported that Spotify has started licensing songs directly from artists and their managers.

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Simon Keenlyside, and Classic FM’s Composer in Residence Debbie Wiseman recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Leading figures from the classical world have been honoured alongside actor Emma Thompson – who’s made a Dame – and author Kazuo Ishiguro, who is given a Knighthood.

Rhinegold

New cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers

The Sixteen has announced the new cohort of Genesis Sixteen singers, and the appointment of Royal Academy of Music student Harry Bradford as conducting scholar for 2018-19.

Schott Music

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The Project of a Century

Work on the Academic Edition of the Complete Works by P.I. Tchaikovsky has now begun. Comprising about 120 volumes, this edition will be a big undertaking. The first volumes will be published in 2018.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Als hätte man eine zehnte Beethoven-Symphonie entdeckt

Ein verloren geglaubtes Album von John Coltrane ist aufgetaucht. Es ist musikalische Höchstleistung und spirituelle Ekstase in einem.

Neue Musikzeitung

Das «Ruhrepos»-Projekt – Brechts nie realisierte Industrie-Oper

Vor gut 90 Jahren bestellte die Stadt Essen bei Bertolt Brecht und Kurt Weill eine Industrie-Oper.

Concerti

100. Todestag von Arrigo Boito

Legendärer Librettist celebrates 100th anniversary.

El País

Tengo una ‘playlist’ para usted

Los algoritmos de Spotify deciden cuál es la mejor música para ti

Wired

The aural magic of Stanford’s Laptop orchestra

Ten days before the big concert, the members of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra are performing technology triage.

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(Written on June 11, 2018 )

In today’s news: Spotify remains at a loss despite 75 million paying subscribers, RSNO orchestra to play along viewing of Jaws, combined music-rights database provides more transparency, Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner, almost half UK orchestral musicians cannot make ends meet, and British conductor Sir Roger Norrington as guest of Deutsches Symphonie Orchester.

Classical Music

Craig Armstrong signs to Decca for new studio album

The award-winning film composer Craig Armstrong OBE is to release a studio album as part of a major new deal with Decca Records.

Music Business Worldwide

Global Music Rights Database Pilot Launched with top music companies

A raft of top music companies including, Warner Music Group, Warner/Chappell, BMG and Global Music Rights, have joined a pilot by tech startup JAAK, which provides a shared data network that aims to create a public record of rights and a fixed audit trail.

Choir and Organ

Genesis Foundation announces premieres inspired by the Eton Choirbook

Harry Christophers & The Sixteen are to premiere new Genesis Foundation commissions by Sir James MacMillan and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs.

The Times

Liam Scarlett on remaking Swan Lake for the Royal Ballet

The choreographer tells Debra Craine what to expect of the Royal Ballet’s first new take on the classic for 30 years

Evening Times

Jaws to be screened with live orchestra

The movie is to be projected onto the big screen with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) playing one of cinema’s greatest ever music soundtracks.

 

Science Daily

Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner

What happens in a crocodile’s brain when it hears complex sounds? An international research team has provided the answer to this question. 

Slipped Disc

UK classical musicians ‘cannot make ends meet’

A survey of 285 musicians in seven orchestras across the UK has found that 44 percent struggle to pay their bills.

Der Tagesspiegel

Das Beste kommt zum Schluss

Martinů  und Mozart: Der britische Dirigent Sir Roger Norrington zu Gast beim Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester.

BR Klassik

Über 300 Millionen mehr eingeplant

Der Bund will dieses Jahr gut 300 Millionen Euro mehr für Kultur und Medien ausgeben als laut Regierungsentwurf im Vorjahr, dies teilte die Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters am Donnerstag mit. 

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Spotify gewinnt fünf Millionen Abo-Kunden im Quartal

Der Musikstreaming-Marktführer Spotify hat im vergangenen Quartal fünf Millionen zahlende Abo-Kunden hinzugewonnen und steckt trotzdem weiterhin tief in den roten Zahlen fest.

Pizzicato

Erste Bayreuther Opern Uraufführung seit Parsifal

Der österreichische Komponist Klaus Lang (*1971) komponierte auf Initiative von Katharina Wagner für die Bayreuther Festspiele 2018 die Oper ‘der verschwundene hochzeiter’, nach einer niederösterreichischen Sage. 

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Liam Scarlett with Lauren Cuthbertson © Chris McAndrew for The Times

(Written on May 4, 2018 )

In today’s news: Sixteen and Britten Sinfonia perform for the Pope, The Phantom of the Opera score big at West End Eurovision 2018,  EU to investigate Apple’s purchase of Shazam, Daniel Barenboim returned his Echo-Awards, Hsin-Chien Fröhlich received the Chordirigentenpreis/ German Choir Conductor Prize, and Madrid celebrates International Jazz Day over 10 days.

The Times

The Sixteen: the British choir who blew the ceiling off

The Pope asked the Sixteen and the Britten Sinfonia in to the Sistine Chapel to play James MacMillan’s modern choral classic.

RTÉ urged to spin off symphony orchestra

Helen Boaden, former director of BBC Radio and of BBC News suggests that the station’s second orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, should remain within RTÉ.

Broadway World

The Phantom of the Opera were victorious at the West End Eurovision 2018

The cast of the West End’s longest running musical, The Phantom of the Opera, were hailed the stars of West End Eurovision 2018, scoring a remarkable double victory.

Hyperallergic

Over Two Millennia of Music play in Met Museums’s Instrument Galleries 

The newly reopened galleries combine disparate instruments the world over, grouping them by time period and type, rather than dividing them into the cultures by which they were created.

Teaching Drama

Bloomsbury Digital Resources is marking the fifth anniversary of its Drama Online library by allowing access to each of its most popular video, audio play and playtext for one week

The Verge

Apple’s purchase of Shazam is now under investigation by the EU

The EU has launched an investigation into Apple’s acquisition of music identification service Shazam. It’s concerned that the deal could shrink consumer options for mobile music streaming services within the EEA (European Economic Area).

Zeit Online

Auch Daniel Barenboim gibt Auszeichnungen zurück

“Kommerzielle Interessen dürfen nicht überwiegen”: Der Pianist und Dirigent Barenboim schließt sich dem Protest gegen die Echos für Kollegah und Farid Bang an.

Der Tagesspiegel

Hsin-Chien Fröhlich gewinnt deutschen Chordirigentenpreis

Seit drei Jahren gibt es den deutschen Chordirigentenpreis zur Förderung junger Talente. Diesmal geht er an Chordirektorin Hsin-Chien Fröhlich vom Theater Hof.

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Deutsche Orchesterkonferenz: Professionelle Orchester bereichern mit Musikvermittlung die Gesellschaft

Anlässlich der morgen stattfindenden Deutschen Orchesterkonferenz betont die DOV die enorme Bedeutung der professionellen Orchester und Chöre für den Zusammenhalt unserer Gesellschaft.

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Brief Wagners soll in Jerusalem versteigert werden – Es grüßt der Antisemit

In Israel gibt es so gut wie keine Aufführungen der Musik Richard Wagners. In Jerusalem ist aber ein handgeschriebener Brief von ihm zu ersteigern, für geschätzte 8.000 $.

El País

Nueva Orleans inunda Madrid

International Jazz Day Madrid trae a la capital a artistas de jazz, rock y flamenco en 80 citas durante 10 días

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Chordirektorin und Kapellmeisterin Hsin-Chien Fröhlich © Kai Bienert

 

(Written on April 24, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Menuhin Competition names violinists for the Semi Finals, Jazz saxophonist Getatchew Mekurya died at age 81 and singer Rosie Lowe comments on the misogynistic record industry.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 names 10 violinists through to the Junior Semi Finals

Each of the 10 violinists, aged between 11 and 15, will perform their choice of Beethoven Sonata and a virtuoso work. They will also collaborate with professional musicians in Dvořák’s Terzetto in C for two violins and viola.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 names 9 violinists through to the Senior Semi Finals

The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the nine candidates progressing to the Senior Semi-Finals, taking place at London’s Royal Academy of Music on Wednesday.

The Telegraph

The Sixteen: pilgrims progress around UK for 33 concerts of early English polyphony

By neat coincidence, The Sixteen have just set off on their 16th Choral Pilgrimage, the annual tour that is central to this group’s identity. While remaining busy with their other programmes, Harry Christophers and the ensemble he founded in the late 1970s have become recognised above all for their biggest yearly project, which gets the group out of the traditional Oxbridge-London comfort zones of many such choirs.

The Telegraph

Singer Rosie Lowe: ‘The record industry is misogynistic. Women are moulded to a white man’s view’

She released her first album in February to glowing reviews, Elton John announced during a radio appearance that her first single was going to be a huge hit, and Adele is also reported to be a fan. But Rosie Lowe is still getting to grips with the concept of people actually coming to her shows.

The New York Times

Getatchew Mekurya, Ethiopian Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81

Getatchew Mekurya, a saxophonist with an ardent, full-throated style who worked predominantly in Ethiopia for decades before being embraced by a worldwide audience, died on April 4 in Addis Ababa. He was 81.

Classicalite

Yo-Yo Ma gives investment tips on John Oliver in response to Panama Papers

The release of the Panama Papers has continued to rattle world leaders. Of those named is Russian cellist Sergei Roldugin, close friend to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Classicalite

Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Hamilton’ Yields Nearly $105,000 in Royalties Per Week

A Broadway phenomenon that’s propelled its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, to icon status, it’s been reported that the production of Hamilton rakes in nearly $105,000 a week in royalties.

International Arts Manager

Mega donation for Royal Danish Opera

AP Møller Foundation has pledged an undisclosed figure of more than DK100m (13.4m) to Royal Danish Opera(RDO) – the single biggest gift in its history. While the exact amount is not known it is far in excess of the DK35m cut in government funding that the company has recently experienced and is believed to be several hundred million Danish Krone.

WQXR

New Jersey Welcomes Its New Maestra

Introducing Xian Zhang, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s incoming music director to a Newark concert audience Thursday, April 7, principal flutist Bart Feller made one thing clear: “It’s maestra, not maestro.”

Spiegel Kultur

Nach zehn Jahren Bauzeit: Elbphilharmonie veröffentlicht erstes Programm

Zehn Jahre Bauzeit und zehnmal so teuer wie geplant: Die spektakuläre Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg soll im Januar 2017 eröffnet werden – mit einem dreiwöchigen Festival.

Crescendo

Kompositionswerkstatt im Klassenzimmer 

Zeitgenössische Musik in die Schule zu bringen, ist sowohl der Name als auch das Ziel des gleichnamigen niedersachsenweiten Programms, dessen Bewerbungsphase gerade gestartet ist.

Klavier.de

Pianistin Saskia Giorgini gewinnt den Mozartwettbewerb Salzburg

Beim Mozartwettbewerb Salzburg hat im Fach Klavier Saskia Giorgini den ersten Platz belegt. Die italienisch-niederländische Pianistin erhält ein Preisgeld in Höhe von 10.000 Euro.

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Getatchew Mekurya during a 2008 performance with the punk band the Ex at a Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert. Photograph: Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

(Written on April 12, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Southbank Centre appoints Susan Gilchrist as board chair and the first ever campus classical music contest in Africa begins in May 2016. Also, The Sixteen embark on Choral Pilgramage 2016 and Arts Council Chair Peter Bazalgette will step down in 2017

Classical Music Magazine

Southbank Centre appoints Susan Gilchrist as board chair

Susan Gilchrist is to replace Rick Haythornthwaite as the Southbank Centre‘s chair of the board of governors

Vanguard

All Nigerian varsities classical music contest begins, May

The annual all Nigerian Universities Classical Music contest tagged “Campus Classical,” the first ever campus classical music contest in Africa begins in May 2016

Classic FM

The Sixteen embark on Choral Pilgrimage 2016

For their annual tour of the UK’s cathedrals, the ‘Voices of Classic FM’ are this year bringing together two choral composers from very different eras

Arts Council England

New Chair of Arts Council England to be appointed as Sir Peter Bazalgette steps down in 2017

DCMS will launch a search for a new Chair of the Arts Council when Sir Peter Bazalgette ends his term in January 2017

Klassik.com

Volkstheater Rostock zieht positive Bilanz für 2015

Das Volkstheater Rostock hat für das Jahr 2015 eine positive Bilanz gezogen. Der kaufmännische Geschäftsführer Stefan Rosinski sprach von Mehreinnahmen in Höhe von 60.000 Euro bei insgesamt 84.300 Zuschauern, was einer Auslastung von über 70 Prozent entspreche

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Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart: Vom schweren Leben als Sohn eines Genies

Mozart hat seinen jüngsten Sohn kaum erlebt. Schon vier Monate nach dessen Geburt starb das Genie. Doch für den Sohn war das übermächtige Vorbild des Vaters ein lebenslanger Schatten. Die Stiftung Mozarteum widmet sich jetzt in einer Schau dem Mozart-Sohn Franz Xaver Wolfgang

Codex Flores

«Weltgrösste Gemeinschaftskomposition»

125 der bedeutendsten zeitgenössischen Komponisten und Komponistinnen haben auf Initiative des Forums Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig [FZML] gemeinsam das Werk «Party Pieces» geschrieben

Scherzo

Nace La Madrileña, nueva orquesta con instrumentos originales

La Madrileña, una nueva orquesta con instrumentos originales que dirige Juan Antonio Montaño, se presenta hoy viernes en la Real Academia de San Fernando

El Pais

La felicidad de tocar un ‘blues’

Un estudio con pianistas de jazz descubre que improvisar un solo triste activa el módulo cerebral del placer

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DCMS ‏@DCMS .@JWhittingdale pays tribute to fantastic @ace_national chair @PeterBazalgette who ends his term next year http://bit.ly/1SlYkxA

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(Written on January 15, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, a report reveals that UK music consumption increased by 4% in 2015, the Menuhin Competition shortlist is dominated by females and the BBC Proms Inspire scheme is expanded for 2016. Also, a streaming surge leads to the first rise in music sales in more than a decade and arts subjects are squeezed out of school curriculums

Classical Music Magazine

UK music consumption up 4% in 2015

A report published by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) reveals that UK music consumption rose by approximately 4% in 2015

Classic FM

‘I don’t think people should have their phones out and be able to eat and drink at concerts’ says violinist Nicola Benedetti

We asked the brilliant violinist what three things she’d like to change in the classical music world. Here’s what she told us…

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 names 44 shortlisted violinists in a list dominated by females

This year’s contest, celebrating the centenary of its famous namesake, takes place in London during April

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Proms Inspire scheme expanded for 2016

The BBC Proms Inspire scheme for young composers is offering a number of new features, and will now hold events throughout the year

The Times

Musicians in warning over arts at school

The cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and the actor and director Samuel West are among 70 leading figures from the arts accusing the government of squeezing creative subjects out of the secondary school curriculum

The Telegraph

Streaming surge leads to first rise in music sales in more than a decade

Retail value of music sales grew by 3.5 per cent in 2015, as estimated revenue from streaming services such as Spotify rose by 50 per cent in a year

FAZ

Gesang ist das Herz der Musik

Alfred Brendel feiert an diesem Dienstag seinen 85.Geburtstag. In London sprechen wir mit ihm über die Vorteile der Schwerhörigkeit, seine junge Liebe zum Streichquartett, über Gesang, Werktreue, Streaming und über das Komische in der Musik

Berliner Zeitung

Ein ganz besonderer Berliner

Der preußische Kapellmeister Gustav Sabac el Cher war beliebt und bekannt im Berlin der Jahrhundertwende. Der Superstar seiner Zeit war der letzte einer Reihe von afrikanischen Musikern der Preußenkönige

Pizzicato

‘Bürger für Beethoven’ verweigern Hilfe bei Renovierung der Beethovenhalle

Die ‘Bürger für Beethoven’, mit 1.500 Mitgliedern größter ehrenamtlicher Verein in Bonn, wollen sich nicht an der Spendenaktion für die vom Stadtrat beschlossene Sanierung der Beethovenhalle beteiligen

New York Daily News

Violinist sues New York businessman over profits from sale of antique instrument

A 17th century violin that was played around the world by soloist Eugenia Choi is now being strummed in court as the instrument of a dirty deal

The New Yorker

Listening to “Star Wars”

The score of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is almost certain to secure John Williams his fiftieth Oscar nomination

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Genesis Foundation@Genesis_Fndn  First Catholic service at Hampton Court’s @TheChapelRoyal in over 450 years http://bit.ly/1JtwM6n  @TheSixteen – more info coming soon!

Music Mark@musicmarkuk Streaming and vinyl kept the music industry buoyant in 2015 http://tinyurl.com/jd3roxf

Interlude@interludeHK  no longer his anniversary year-but we’re still listening to Sibelius-more on his work here 

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(Written on January 6, 2016 )

Classical News

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The Sixteen announces a free festival dedicated to singing

On Saturday 19 July several choral groups will appear in and around St Martin-in-the-Fields and The National Gallery for Sounds Sublime Festival.

Classic FM

Violin theft caught on CCTV

Surveillance footage of a man stealing a violin from the University of Utah has been released in an effort to catch the culprit.

Classic FM

London Philharmonic Orchestra star in Wimbledon advert

“There is more great music to come because the symphony is always unfinished at Wimbledon,” says Kate Winslet in new advert featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bridport News

Police step in after Busker drama in Bridport

A busker has been handed an on-the-spot fine after causing chaos in Bucky Doo Square on Wednesday morning.

The Japan Times

Ailing conductor Ozawa returns to podium in Europe

Conductor Seiji Ozawa took the baton Thursday before an ensemble of 25 or so young string players from the academy he founded in Rolle, Switzerland.

NY Daily News

Artworks on display at New York’s Metropolitan Opera get vandalized

Forget singing ancient tribesmen. A real vandal went into the building Wednesday morning and scrawled profanities and curse words on statues and paintings near the bandshell, an NYPD source said, adding the defacing may have been committed by a disgruntled worker who had access.

The New York Times

Julius Rudel, Longtime Impresario and Conductor of City Opera, Dies at 93

The Austrian-born conductor had led the organization, called “the people’s opera,” for 22 years and continued to be its backer.

Le Monde

Salle Pleyel au tribunal

Saisi en référé à la demande de Carla Maria Tarditi pour suspendre l’attribution de la concession de Pleyel, le tribunal de commerce de Paris renvoie l’affaire au 24 septembre.

Berliner Morgenpost

Wieder kein Termin für Eröffnung der Staatsoper genannt

Nach mehrfachem Aufschub verzögert sich die Sanierung der Berliner Staatsoper offenbar weiter.

Der Tagesspiegel

Herzensdinge

Zu Gast bei Young Euro Classic: das All-Russian Youth Orchestra unter Yuri Bashmet in der Philharmonie.

concerti

In lauer Sommerluft

Emmanuel Pahud lädt alljährlich Musiker und Publikum zu Konzerten in den Burghof von Salon-de-Provence.

KlassikAkzente

Das Dvořák-Experiment der ARD – Bundespräsident Gauck übernimmt Schirmherrschaft

Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck übernimmt die Schirmherrschaft für “Das Dvořák-Experiment – Ein ARD-Konzert macht Schule”. Bei diesem Musikvermittlungsprojekt kooperiert die ARD mit dem Deutschen Musikrat.

Klassik.com

Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Versailles ausgeraubt

Touchpad und Partituren aus Triannon Palace Hotel gestohlen.

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(Written on June 27, 2014 )

The Telegraph

The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Modern Music, BBC Four, review

Nigel Farndale reviews BBC Four’s excellent documentary The Sound and the Fury: a Century of Modern Music

Opera singer’s life ‘destroyed’ by childhood deal

A pregnant opera singer has said her life has been “destroyed” by an “immoral” deal which saw her father promise 35 per cent of her earnings to a Romanian businessman.

The Guardian

Arts head: David Pickard, general director, Glyndebourne

The opera chief on new commissions, community participation, running a tight ship and why teenagers still love La Traviata

Classic FM

The Sixteen record ‘new’ Allegri Miserere

The Voices of Classic FM present a new version of the famous Lenten piece, charting its evolution from the music originally performed in the Sistine Chapel to the version we know and love today.

Planet Hugill

It’s all about Piano!

The Institut francais in London is having an action packed three-day festival (22-24 March) covering all things piano.

Music Week

BMI issues ‘letter to the music industry’ about recent rights withdrawals

BMI president and CEO Del Bryant has issued an ‘open letter to the music industry’ clarifying Sony/ATV and EMI’s recent withdrawal of catalogues for digital uses – as well as outlining a new royalty processing agreement with the publisher.

American Express launches ‘Pay By Tweet’ on Twitter

American Express has launched a ‘Pay By Tweet’ service on Twitter, allowing its cardholders to buy products by sending a message on the social network.

The Sound and the Fury: A Century of MusicThe Telegraph

 

(Written on February 13, 2013 )

The Times

Daniel Harding on the truth behind the La Scala ban of an opera critic

For a top-flight classical conductor, Daniel Harding is surprisingly well-versed in coping with savage criticism.

BBC News

The Turkish pianist ‘Lisztifying’ Pink Floyd classics

Turkish pianist Aysedeniz Gokcin’s love of classical music – and classic rock – has inspired her to release an album which features Pink Floyd songs reworked into the style of 19th Century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.

Classic FM

The Sixteen announce Choral Pilgrimage 2013

The Voices of Classic FM are bringing choral music back to sacred buildings around the UK and Ireland in a programme of 34 concerts.

Music Teacher Magazine

Cardiff and Newport music services face losing funding

Cardiff City Council is proposing to end its subsidy of music lessons in schools by cutting its £151,000 grant to the Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Music Service.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music & Ballet Blog

Trifonov signs with DG

Daniil Trifonov, 21-year-old winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition and general piano marvel of the best kind, has been signed by DG.

Music Week

iTunes launches Classical Essentials campaign

iTunes has launched a classical ‘Essentials’ campaign providing a list of 30 must-own albums from the genre.

Streaming music subscriptions hit 500k in France

Half a million people now pay for a streaming music subscription in France, with streaming now accounting for more than a third of digital music revenues in the country.

The Guardian

Pirate sites are raking in advertising money from some multinationals

Illegal music download sites pocket large sums of ad revenue without investing in the content’s development

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Classic FM

(Written on February 6, 2013 )

Classic FM

Harry Christophers invested with CBE

The conductor of The Sixteen was invested at Buckingham Palace this morning for services to music.

Survey shows under-25s want to explore classical music

Under-25s keen to explore genres other than pop, with classical music and jazz at the top of the list, concludes a new YouGov poll.

Slipped Disc

Just in: Miserable news from Northern Ireland

On the scale of troubles that have plagued the six counties in my lifetime (and appear to beflaring up again), this is very small beer.

Breaking: EU appoints new orchestra chief

It will be announced later today that Marshall Marcus is to become chief executive of the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Wagner alert: Tristan stone to be removed

It appears that the Tristan stone, marking the grave of Isolde’s lover, is to be removed from its site by developers near Fowey, in Cornwall, to make way for a housing estate.

The Strad

Cremonese lutherie gets UNESCO listing

Traditional violin craftsmanship is added to Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Operavore – WQXR Blog

How Would You Run the International Opera Awards?

A London-based organization called the Opera Awards Foundation announced plans last month for an annual awards gala, with the first edition planned for April 22, 2013.

Classic FM

(Written on December 14, 2012 )