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In today’s news, have you ever wondered why people don’t clap between movements in a symphony? Classic FM investigates. Lang Lang relies on his assistant to lend a hand mid-performance, and a Welsh opera company is under fire for its racist casting. Orchestra carries on without a conductor, and Delnon and Nagano extend their contracts in Hamburg.

The Guardian

Assistant lends a hand to Lang Lang

Pianist plays Gershwin at the New York concert hall with a 14-year-old protege literally his left-hand man.

Classic FM

Why don’t we clap between movements?

There’s a bit of a tradition in classical music that you only clap after a piece has finished – and never in between movements. But why does this ‘rule’ actually exist?

The Stage

Welsh opera under fire for racist casting

Industry figures, including the artistic director of Yellow Earth Theatre Kumiko Mendl and actor Daniel York, have slammed “yellowface” casting in the touring production.

The Sun

Writer of hit BBC drama ‘Doctor Foster’ has plans to make it into an opera

Playwright Mike Bartlett has written 17 works for the stage, including hits in the West End and on Broadway.

Codex Flores

Delnon und Nagano verlängern ihre Hamburger Verträge

Der Aufsichtsrat der Hamburgischen Staatsoper hat die Verträge mit dem Schweizer Georges Delnon und Kent Nagano an der Hamburgischen Staatsoper um fünf Jahre zu verlängert.

Broadway World

Shortlist Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Voting Now Open!

Today, the shortlist is announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, celebrating the best long-running West End productions and best new productions from around the country.

NMZ

Klang der Revolution – Orchester spielen ohne Dirigent

So klang die Oktoberrevolution: Im Jubiläumsjahr der russischen Revolution von 1917 ist in Düsseldorf das Experiment des «herrschaftsfreien Musizierens» neu zu erleben.

Twitter

@TrinityLaban  is today! Find out why ballet is good for everyone! http://bit.ly/2yIzQHW

@BBCIntroducing Think Introducing only supports indie music? Think again. 

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(Written on October 5, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Lawrence Power appointed artistic director of the English Chamber Orchestra charitable trust, Richard Farnes takes on Wagner’s The Ring Cycle as his final assignment with Opera North and the Arts Council England faces renewed pressure over its funding of opera. Also, Isreaeli Cellist Daniel Hass wins Stulberg International String Competition and fifty percent of the Sex Worker’s Opera are actual sex workers.

Classical Music Magazine

Lawrence Power appointed artistic director of the English Chamber Orchestra charitable trust

Lawrence Power will become artistic director of the English Chamber Orchestra charitable trust from the 2016/17 season.

BBC News

Opera North’s Richard Farnes departs with The Ring

There can be few more challenging tasks as a conductor than taking on the whole of Wagner’s The Ring Cycle – but that is the one that has been handed to Richard Farnes for his final assignment at Opera North.

Mirror

Meet the stars of the Sex Worker’s Opera which features REAL working prostitutes

Fifty percent of the cast are made up of actual sex workers while the other half are friends of sex workers who are hoping to dissolve the stigma attached to the industry.

The Stage

Equity to ramp up pressure on opera funding in wake of ENO furore

Arts Council England is to face renewed pressure over its funding of opera, after performers called for increased efforts to protect the genre’s subsidy. The call, at Equity’s Annual Representative Conference, comes in the wake of the dispute at English National Opera, where earlier this year chorus members threatened to strike over cuts to their contracts, enacted by ENO management in response to a £5 million drop in subsidy from ACE.

The Strad

Cellist Daniel Hass wins Stulberg International String Competition

Israeli cellist Daniel Hass has won the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo, MI, US. The 18-year-old, who currently studies with Joel Krosnick at the Juilliard School, received the gold medal, $6,000 and engagements with orchestras across America.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for Psappha’s Composing for Piano scheme

Composers are invited to submit their applications for Psappha’s Composing for Piano scheme. The programme is open to UK-based composers who have completed their first degree and/or left higher education within the last three years.

pizzicato

Spanish Early Music Association Honours Jaap Schröder

Spanish Association of Early Music Groups (GEMA) announced the second edition of their Awards.

BR Klassik

Gotthold Schwarz wird Thomaskantor

Mehr als ein Jahr wurde gesucht, jetzt steht Gotthold Schwarz als neuer Thomaskantor fest: Schwarz hat den Thomanerchor bereits seit 2015 kommissarisch geleitet.

Musik heute

Bregenzer Festspiele: Drei Viertel der Karten bereits weg

Gut zwei Monate vor dem Start der Bregenzer Festspiele sind schon die meisten Tickets verkauft.

klassik.com

Milena Wilke gewinnt den Violinwettbewerb Ton und Erklärung

Die deutsche Geigerin Milena Wilke hat den ersten Preis des Violinwettbewerbs “Ton und Erklärung” gewonnen. Der erste Preis ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert.

Twitter

NightingaleHammerson @NGHHammerson #celebratingartincarehomes introduction from Alastair and Chris having a great day

Opera North @Opera_North Beginning again… cycle 2 kicks off tonight with Das Rheingold!

Top Classical News @topcmnews Barihunk Benjamin Appl signs with Sony Classical

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Photograph: Clive Barda

(Written on May 24, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news David Pickard has been announced as the new director of the BBC Proms but The Guardian say he likely to bring evolution not revolution. The Independent also ask how he will steer the BBC Proms with the BBC at a crossroads. Georg Baselitz tells Mark Hudson why he prefers Glyndebourne to the annual Wagner celebration in Bayreuth and Daniel Barenboim unveils a new piano at the Royal Festival Hall with his name on it.

Guardian

David Pickard likely to bring evolution not revolution to the Proms

The new director of the world’s biggest classical music festival has a track record for broadening audience appeal during his time at Glyndebourne – but he’ll face plenty of challenges from his BBC bosses

Telegraph

Georg Baselitz: Glyndebourne would be unimaginable in Germany

The controversial German artist tells Mark Hudson why he prefers Glyndebourne to his country’s annual Wagner celebration, Bayreuth

Independent

The Proms: How will new director David Pickard steer the event with the BBC at a crossroads?

The Proms’ position will demand maintenance in the programming and requires a fine balance between the new and risky and the tried and tested

Classic FM

Daniel Barenboim unveils a stunning new piano… with his name on it

Surely, every pianists’ dream would be to have a piano with their very own name on it. The world-famous conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim now has just that.

Classical Music Magazine

RCM tops Guardian university league table 2016

The RCM was the only institution to score maximum marks of 100 in the table, which compares how final-year music students at a number of different institutions perceive their course.

Der Spiegel

„Bingen swingt“: Boom der Bigbands

Gute Zeiten für Bläserkapellen? Nicht weniger als vier große Ensembles beim Festival „Bingen swingt“, und die WDR-Bigband ruft gleich eine neuen Bigband-Bewegung aus.

Berliner Zeitung

Akademie-Präsident Klaus Staeck wünscht sich Nachfolgerin

Am kommenden Samstag entscheidet die Mitgliederversammlung der Akademie der Künste über einen neuen Präsidenten – oder eine Präsidentin.

klassik.com

Braunfels wurde 98 Jahre alt

Komponist und Pianist Michael Braunfels gestorben

El Mundo

Ponme esa cinta otra vez

De toda la vida de Dios, Steve Reich era el músico serio y Glass, el facilón, verdad?

The New York Observer

Who Can Fix Opera in New York? The Germans!

New York City has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the world’s great cultural hubs. That remains true today for the visual arts, dance, commercial theater and a number of other forms. Sadly, though, when it comes to opera New York is a bit of a backwater

Twitter

The Stage: Will musicals save opera companies? ‘s Richard Mantle tackles the question

Warner Classics Bravo, maestro! Conductor Sir Antonio Pappano inducted into Hall of Fame.

Wigmore Hall BBC – BBC Radio 3 to celebrate the art of The Classical Voice this summer – Media Centre

KP_245652_crop_1200x720Daniel Barenboim has unveiled a new piano with his name on. Photo: Guardian

(Written on May 27, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

The playlist: experimental music – James Hoff, Richard Skelton, Pauline Oliveros and more

These unconventional artists and composers use everything from computer viruses to mud-crusted violins to create new sounds and reimagine masterpieces

Danish National Chamber Orchestra fights cuts by crowdfunding

Private donations and public support mean that this innovative orchestra will not be disbanded despite the loss of its state funding

Classical Music Magazine

Government publishes new GCSE, AS and A Level subject content

The Department for Education has published details of the subject content for the GCSEs, AS Levels and A Levels in music to be taught from autumn 2016.

Decca Classics signs soprano Aida Garifullina

Decca Classics has signed soprano Aida Garifullina on an ‘exclusive, multi-album contract’.

Classic FM

ABO conference: Vaizey ‘sick and tired’ of councils abandoning music

The Conservative minister was speaking at the opening session of the 30th conference of the Association of British Orchestras at the Sage Gateshead.

Zeit Online

Dirigent Eschenbach erhält Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis

Christoph Eschenbach wird als Pianist und Dirigent ausgezeichnet.

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

»Sprache und Taten sind gefährlich, nicht Musik«

Darf man beim Singen weinen? Wie fühlt sich Überwältigung an? Kann Musik wirklich trösten? Ein Gespräch mit dem Bariton Christian Gerhaher, der ein weltweit gefeierter Star ist – und ein tiefgründiger Zweifler.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wiener Meister einer Zwischenepoche

Mit der “Wiener Klassik” werden Haydn, Mozart und Beethoven verbunden. Von den ungezählten Meistern zweiten Ranges ist seltener die Rede.

Codex Flores

Nott übenimmt Leitung des Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Jonathan Nott ist seit dem Jahr 2000 Chefdirigent der Bayerischen Staatsphilharmonie.

pizzicato

Hurrah: Danish Chamber Orchestra Is Kept Alive

Private donations and crowd funding were successful.

Twitter

Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic : BBC announce Ten Pieces Prom as climax to the project: http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/news/bbc-ten-pieces-interactive-weekend-at-2015-proms …

ABO @aborchestras:Second day of #abo15 kicks off with a musical moment before we look at what we can learn from sport.

The Stage ‏@TheStage : One in five showbiz professionals affected by mental health issues, survey finds http://bit.ly/1wDtale 

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Aida Garifullina. Photo: Decca Classics

 

(Written on January 29, 2015 )

Classic FM

Arts & Business Awards winners announced

The best partnerships between businesses and the arts were honoured last night at a ceremony at the BFI Southbank, London at the 35th Arts & Business Awards, in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover.

Guardian

La Scala: Why has incoming director general Alexander Pereira been fired?

Pereira’s predecessor brought four Salzburg productions to Milan, so why did La Scala drop Pereira for doing the same thing?

It’s not sexist when opera critics find fault with Glyndebourne’s fat ladies

 Our job is misunderstood: we’re upholding the unique beauty of this art form, and it’s our duty to hold any production to account, says Guy Damman.

Birmingham Post

Next conductor of CBSO has a big rebuilding job

Is the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra suffering from low morale? Christopher Morley reflects on changing times as it bids farewell to one of its most successful principal conductors.

CBC News

Stolen violins recovered in Montreal 16 years later

Quebec provincial police have recovered two missing and potentially valuable violins in Montreal. The violins were stolen from the trunk of a car on Ste-Catherine Street 16 years ago.

Die Welt

Mit olle Hans Sachs beim Billig-Döner

Tobias Kratzer ist eines der größten Regie-Talente. Er sucht nach der RAF im “Tannhäuser”, modernisiert die Butzenscheiben der “Meistersinger”. Das ist witzig und dennoch voller Tief- und Doppelsinn.

Concerti

3 Fragen an… Andreas Schulz

Leipzigs Gewandhausdirektor Andreas Schulz im Kurzinterview

Klassik.com 

Dirigent Franz-Paul Decker ist tot

Deutsch-kanadischer Musiker wurde 90 Jahre alt

Kölnische Rundschau

François-Xavier Roth wird Kölns neuer Generalmusikdirektor: „Ich bin kein Routine-Dirigent“

Am Mittwoch ist der Vertrag von Kölns neuem Generalmusikdirektor François-Xavier Roth im Kölner Rathaus unterzeichnet worden. Im Gespräch hat Roth über seine Pläne mit der Musik in der Domstadt erzählt.

The New York Times 

Too Much Looking, Not Enough Listening?

New York Times Critics Respond to Glyndebourne ‘Fat’ Reviews

Classicalite

Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-15 MusicNOW Series Features Music by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and Anna Clyne Premiere

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW concert series, curated by Composers-in-Residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, is at the epicenter of Chicagos’ burgeoning contemporary music scene.

Classical Music on Twitter 

Naxos Records@naxosrecords 20 Most Unusual Deaths of Composers in Music History. http://fb.me/2i3VgQYjD

Philharmonic Society@RoyalPhilSoc Here’s the story of Dr Sarmast brought back music to Afghanistan by founding the 1st national music school (ANIM) http://royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/index.php/awards/honorary/recent/sarmast

Nicola Benedetti ‏@NickyBenedetti Michael Gove – do you hear us? 74% of British adults think that the loss of music education opportunities will negatively impact the UK

Music Education UK @MusicEdUK National Theatre under fire for hiring actors to mime War Horse musicians’ roles : The Stage http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/05/national-theatre-fire-hiring-actors-mime-war-horse-musicians-roles/ … via @twitterapi

Hello Stage@HelloStage_ Music on the move with @ChambOrchEurope, visiting three countries in three days.

PRS Foundation @PRSFoundation You can read all the @SinfiniMusic interviews with @NMBiennial composers here: http://ow.ly/wPXSi #NewMusicBiennial

Classic FM Online

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(Written on May 23, 2014 )

Elegy, described as a ‘poetic love letter’, tells the heart-breaking story of an gay Iraqi man, who managed to flee his country from the homophobic persecution, which resulted in over 700 murders of gay men.

The story is told beautifully, through director Douglas Rintoul, inspired by interviews with gay Iraqi men who fled the mass killings, images from photojournalist Bradley Seckler, and original music composed by award winning composer Raymond Yiu. In what The Good Review describes as a ‘measured performance’ with a ‘calm and eloquent delivery’, Raymond’s music provides the threat of danger, and ominous atmosphere that surrounds the story. Specifically composed for the play, The Stage writes that despite the despair of the text, Raymonds’s music is ‘an ever-present ebb and flow of disembodied sound that continues to haunt long after’.

Elegy is an intense yet compassionate play, and has received nothing but outstanding reviews. It will be performed at Theatre 503 until 3rd November. For tickets and more information, visit the website here.

Photo credit: The Good Review

(Written on October 16, 2012 )