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In today’s news: the lack of interest in opera, British Airways criticised by musicians again, Coventry to be UK City of Culture 2021. Also, Apple intends to buy Shazam, clarinet is the less hygienic instrument and Thomas Hengelbrock leaves Elbphilarmonie. 

The Telegraph

Opera isn’t for everyone – and what’s wrong with that?

As if the opera business wasn’t already in enough of a stew, along comes a survey commissioned by Classic FM. Its findings are discouraging: half the respondents couldn’t name a single opera singer and only one in five recognised a photograph of Pavarotti.

The Sun

British Airways ‘force musicians to pay £280 each to fly their instruments to Jersey for a gig’

Violinist Rita Manning was travelling to a gig with her group Lorcian Ensemble when staff told them to put their precious instruments in the hold.

Classical Music

Coventry to be UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry has been selected as the UK’s City of Culture for 2021, beating Paisley, Sunderland, Stoke and Swansea to the title.

Audio pioneer’s estate makes major gift to University of Cambridge

The estate of Ray Dolby, founder of the audio company bearing his name, has presented the University of Cambridge with £85m.

Pocket-lint

Apple to buy music recognition app Shazam for $400 million

Apple is said to be looking at acquiring Shazam, one of the most popular apps for recognising music, TV shows, films and adverts, with an official deal potentially being announced later today.

The New York Times

James Levine Will Not Face Criminal Charges in Illinois

Law enforcement officials in Illinois said Friday that they would not bring criminal charges against the famed Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine, noting that the man accusing Mr. Levine of sexual abuse there three decades ago had been 16 at the time — which was then the age of consent.

Limelight

The clarinet is the dirtiest instrument in the band

Which instrument is the dirtiest in the band? A study has shown that it’s the clarinet that tends to harbour the most bacteria and fungi.

Zeit Online

Dirigent der Elbphilharmonie geht im Streit

Der Chefdirigent Thomas Hengelbrock verlässt das Haus im Sommer 2018. Kann sein New Yorker Nachfolger Alan Gilbert schon ein Jahr früher als geplant einspringen? 

Klassik.com

Gabriele Ferro gewinnt Bonner Beethoven-Klavierwettbewerb

Der Italiener Gabriele Ferro hat beim diesjährigen Beethoven-Klavierwettbewerb Bonn den ersten Preis gewonnen. Der erste Platz ist mit 30.000 Euro dotiert.

Bayerischer Rundfunk rudert zurück: Kein Wellentausch von BR Klassik und Jugendsender

Damit wandert der Klassiksender nicht, wie ursprünglich vorgesehen, in das Digitalangebot DAB+, sondern ist weiterhin über UKW zu empfangen.

France Musique

Julie Fuchs et Gautier Capuçon : leur hommage musical à Johnny Hallyday

La soprano Julie Fuchs et le violoncelliste Gautier Capuçon ont interprété l’Ave Maria de Schubert lors des funérailles de Johnny Hallyday samedi 9 décembre à l’église de la Madeleine.

Twitter

 “I remember the moment every time I give a concert in Berlin: the way he entered the conductor’s room, his incredible ability to fill up space and transform it instantaneously.” about firstly meeting Karajan on Dec 11, 1976 

Image: Luciano Pavarotti © Classic FM

(Written on December 11, 2017 )

In today’s news: Juillard School named Argus Quartet as Juilliard’s New Graduate Resident String Quartet, and look at the new Steinway piano. The Kulturpalast Dresden reopened last friday, and Douglas Bostock will leave Argovia Philharmonic in 2019. Antonello Manacorda fills in for Elbphilharmonics principal conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, and the Barber of Seville in the Hong Kong Opera.

The Violin Channel

Argus Quartet Announced as Juilliard’s New Graduate Resident String Quartet

The Juilliard School in New York has today announced the appointment of the Argus Quartet as their new graduate resident string quartet.

 Classic FM

This new Mussorgsky-themed Steinway piano is utterly stunning to look at

Designed by Steinway artist Paul Wyse and based on ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’, this Steinway Model D grand piano is completely crazy, in the best possible way.

The Strad

Ask the Experts: can beginner violin lessons be given by a cellist?

Strad readers submit their problems and queries about string playing, teaching or making to our experts.

The Guardian

Fight the Power: which songs define Trump’s first 100 days?

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has ridiculed the president by releasing a scathing Spotify playlist.

Berliner Zeitung

Dresden  – Der alte Kulturpalast ist nach fünf Jahren Umbauzeit fertig

Die Quälerei hat ein Ende, die Musiker können aufatmen. Sie können spielen, sie werden überall gehört.

pizzicato

Douglas Bostock verlässt ‘Argovia Philharmonic’ 2019

Das Schweizer Orchester ‘Argovia Philharmonic’ in Aarau hat den in der Saison 2017/18 auslaufenden Vertrag mit seinem Chefdirigenten Douglas Bostock um ein weiteres Jahr verlängert. Der 1955 geborene Brite will aber 2019 nach 18 Jahren seine Tätigkeit in Aarau beenden.

Klassik-heute

Antonello Manacorda übernimmt Dirigate von Thomas Hengelbrock

Thomas Hengelbrock ist erkrankt und musste seine Auftritte mit dem NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester am 4., 5. und 7. Mai absagen. Für ihn übernimmt Antonello Manacorda die Leitung der Konzerte in der Elbphilharmonie.

Le Parisien

Strasbourg: le métal investit pour la première fois une scène d’opéra en France

Plusieurs centaines d’amateurs de heavy metal se trouvaient rassemblés samedi soir à l’Opéra national du Rhin (OnR) à Strasbourg pour assister à Metal Oper’Art, premier festival du genre en France, a constaté un journaliste de l’AFP.

South China Morning Post

Rossini as rom-com: Opera Hong Kong sets The Barber of Seville in Hollywood’s golden age

Director turns to the theatre of Hollywood musicals for production of Rossini comic opera, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Lauricella, making her Asian debut, relishes the challenge of singing Rosina, gutsy girl in a man’s world.

The Irish Times

National Concert Hall needs to go beyond classical music

‘The building looks imposing, officious. Getting people in the door is a big thing’

Twitter

30 Death of a cutting-edge Finn composer

2 Klarinettist Eduard Brunner gestorben

 

Classic FM

 

(Written on May 2, 2017 )

In today’s classical news, Classical Music Magazine discusses why creativity matters, Welsh youth ensembles to join forces and more money for cultural projects with refugees in Berlin. Also, tickets for Bayreuth almost sold out and Karajan music award goes to conductor Hengelbrock

Classical Music Magazine

Why does creativity matter?

Since 2014 The Stringcredibles have been the resident artists at Pinfold Street Primary School in Darlaston, Walsall, a state primary school in an area of multiple deprivation

Arts Professional

Welsh Government backs changes to youth arts infrastructure

Wales’ national youth arts ensembles will join forces under a new business model in a bid to safeguard their future

The Telegraph

Classic FM boss tells ‘patronising’ Radio 3 boss to stop ‘aping’ his station

Sam Jackson, managing editor of Classic FM, says his station has seen a huge rise in younger listeners

Minnesota Daily

Classical music needs a modern twist

Music schools and teachers must embrace new music if they want their students to find stable jobs

Musik Heute

Theater Lübeck: Generalmusikdirektor geht vorzeitig

Der Generalmusikdirektor des Theaters Lübeck, Ryusuke Numajiri, verlässt das Haus vorzeitig zum Ende der Spielzeit 2016/17

NMZ

Mehr Geld für kulturelle Flüchtlings-Projekte

Um Kulturprojekte für und mit jungen Geflüchteten umzusetzen, steht in Berlin künftig mehr Geld bereit

Pizzicato

Online-Tickets für Bayreuth 2016 quasi ausverkauft

Als gestern um 14 Uhr, der Online-Verkauf der Karten für die Bayreuther Festspiele 2016 begann, drängelten sich die Interessenten an der virtuellen Kasse

Epoch Times

Dirigent Hengelbrock bekommt Herbert von Karajan Musikpreis

Laudator Klaus Maria Brandauer sagte, er sei immer sehr gerne sehr nah, dort, wo Musik gemacht werde. „Deshalb genieße ich es, mit Thomas Hengelbrock zu arbeiten“

Classical Music Magazine

Sound and Music launches crowdfunding campaign

Sound and Music has joined forces with PledgeMusic on a crowdfunding campaign with five British contemporary composers

Twitter

BR_Klassik @BR_Klassik Zum Tode des großen Flötisten Aurèle #Nicolet: “Der Flötist mit dem warmen Ton”

neue musikzeitung  Überdurchschnittlich: „Jewgeni Onegin“ an der Komischen : Entgegen dem früheren…

Sinfini Music Schubert was born today in 1797. From songs to symphonies, our playlist of his best bits

 

Photo: Geraint Thomas/ArtsProfessional

Photo: Geraint Thomas/ArtsProfessional

(Written on February 1, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Daniel Harding is named the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris, the Bayreuth Wagner Festival is becoming more of a soap opera than a classical opera and the Spectator states that dressing up for the opera is not elitist. Furthermore, Lisa Milne has announced she will be quitting the main stage and devoting the rest of her career to teaching, Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ is being performed in the Israeli Masada National Park and Thomas Hengelbrock will be Chef associé at the Orchestre de Paris from 2016. Today, the Leipziger Bachfest starts, music streaming services aim at Japan and composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank answers questions on I Care If You Listen.

The Times

Daniel Harding: the British conductor with a new Paris beat

Daniel Harding, 39, is following Barenboim, Solti and Karajan as the new music director of the Orchestre de Paris. Richard Morrison meets him

The Guardian

The Bayreuth Wagner festival: more soap opera than classical opera

Allegations that joint director Eva Wagner-Pasquier is not allowed even near the festival theatre are the latest twists in a long saga of offstage feuds at Bayreuth

Classical Music Magazine

Daniel Harding takes Paris post

Daniel Harding is to be the next music director of the Orchestre de Paris, succeeding Paavo Järvi.

The Spectator

Dressing up for the opera is not elitist

Evening dress is a great social leveller

Herald Scotland

Soprano Lisa Milne on quitting the stage and turning to teaching

Lisa Milne, one of the finest operatic voices Scotland has ever produced, has announced she will be quitting the main stage and devoting the rest of her career to teaching.

pizzicato

Oper in der Wüste

Im israelischen ’Masada National Park’ wird zurzeit Giacomo Puccinis ‘Tosca’ aufgeführt, in der Regie von Nicolas Joël und unter der Leitung von Daniel Oren, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Israelischen Opernchor und dem Israelischen Symphonie Orchester Rischon Letzion.

klassik.com

Thomas Hengelbrock

Thomas Hengelbrock wird mit Beginn der Spielzeit 2016/17 Chef associé beim Orchestre de Paris. Er ist seit 2011 Chefdirigent des NDR Sinfonieorchesters und leitet seit seiner Gründung das Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble.

MUSIK HEUTE

Bachfest Leipzig beginnt – Verbindung mit Stadtjubiläum

Das Leipziger Bachfest beginnt am (heutigen) Freitag mit einer Neuheit: Erstmals spielt das Händelfestspielorchester zur Eröffnung.

The New York Times

Music Streaming Service Aims at Japan, Where CD Is Still King

As listeners around the world turn to streaming music, there has been one important holdout: Japan. More than 80 percent of the sales in the country are still on physical formats like CDs, and the industry in Japan has been resistant to allowing streaming services to take root.

I Care If You Listen

5 Questions to Gabriela Lena Frank (composer)

Composer and pianist Gabriela Lena Frank is as busy as she can imagine being. She has just completed My angel, his name is Freedom, a commission from the Handel and Haydn Society which they will debut on June 18 at Symphony Hall in Boston as part of their bicentennial celebration.

Twitter

London Bach Society @bachlive: Sending good wishes to our Leipzig friends for a super Bachfest starting today ..Singet dem Herrn eine neues Lied

Telegraph Classical : How to open an opera festival in your back garden

Classical Today : YOUNG ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Veronika Eberle, violinist

Daniel Harding Photo: Julian Hargreaves

Daniel Harding
Photo: Julian Hargreaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on June 12, 2015 )

WildKat PR is pleased to announce that we are now working with world-renowned violinist Daniel Hope on his European-based projects.

WildKat PR will be managing Daniel Hope’s communications and media strategy across Europe, with a particular emphasis on the UK. 21C Media Group will continue to manage Mr. Hope’s North American press and media.

Following on from his highly successful recording of “Recomposed by Max Richter – Vivaldi – The Four Seasons”, Daniel Hope will be releasing “Spheres” (Deutsche Grammophon) on 15th February 2013. The album is an anthology of music from Bach to Gabriel Prokofiev examining Pythagoras’ “Musica Universalis” theory that planetary movements create sound. It features a wide range of genres, from core repertoire such as Bach and Fauré, to new compositions written by younger composers especially for Hope (Gabriel Prokofiev and Alex Baranowski) and works by established contemporary composers such as Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass.

Highlights from Daniel Hope’s forthcoming season include; two carte blanche concerts performing and presenting with conductor Alexander Shelley and the Berlin Konzerthausorchester; launching Sweden’s first ever Yellow Lounge on January 10th 2013; a recital at Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional and a concert in Munich to celebrate the release of “Spheres” on 18th March 2013. Marking his tenth anniversary as Associate Artistic Director of the Savannah Music Festival USA, Mr. Hope will host two weeks of curated programmes culminating in a performance of Brahms and Beethoven featuring renowned mezzo-soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter in March and April 2013. From the beginning of the current season at Lucerne’s KKL Concert Hall, Daniel Hope also becomes Principal Guest Artist of the Lucerne Festival Strings. The position has been specifically created for Hope and he will play and direct the orchestra in various concerts throughout the year, including a performance at the Lucerne Festival 2013.

Daniel Hope is a renowned interpreter of the work of Benjamin Britten. His 2004 recording of Berg and Britten’s violin concertos garnered such praise as being not only played to technical perfection but with its poignant emotional content – realised to the full’ by The Sunday Telegraph and was declared ‘an excellent one’ by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, with the ‘agony of the movement’ said to be overwhelming as he does not resort to a distorting eccentricity.’ To celebrate Britten’s 2013 centenary, Daniel Hope will be performing Britten’s violin concerto with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Gardner in February and on tour with the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy in April.

In addition to the Savannah Music Festival, Hope is also Artistic Director of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany which presents 125 concerts to over 70,000 visitors across the summer, and where he will complete his tenure in 2013. Future festival plans include Hope taking up a position as Artist in Residence at the Meraner Musikwochen in Italy in September 2013, as well taking over the direction of the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele from 2015 with Thomas Hengelbrock, Chief Conductor of the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg and Balthasar Neumann Ensemble.

Daniel Hope is also a prolific writer and has published three bestselling books, including Familienstücke, a family memoir; Wann Darf Ich Klatschen? – a guide for concert-goers and Toi Toi Toi!, a collection of small mishaps and giant disasters in the classical music world. Demonstrating his immense versatility, Hope’s latest book, due to be published in 2014 by German publisher Rowohlt, explores the fascinating topic of exiled Jewish musicians, artists and writers who ended up in Hollywood before the Second World War. Readers can also enjoy Daniel Hope’s monthly columns in the German magazines “Crescendo” and “Cicero”.

Daniel Hope is at work on several compelling television projects, including a major documentary for the Bayerischer Rundfunk about the Theresienstadt concentration camp, which tells the story through the eyes of two musician survivors; Coco Schumann and Alice Herz-Sommer. Other projects include a documentary for ARTE, which explores the mysteries of the violin world, to be broadcast in Spring 2013.

For further information on “Spheres” please visit the Deutsche Grammophon website here.

To stay updated with all of Daniel Hope’s upcoming projects please visit his official website here.

 

Upcoming dates:

December 7th 2012: Tampere, Finland
Tampere Hall
With Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Hannu Lintu
Berg Violin Concerto ‘To the memory of an angel’

December 15th, 2012: Release of “Spheres” eSingle: “I Giorni” by Ludovico Einaudi

December 19th & 20th 2012: New York, USA
Le Poisson Rouge
With Max Richter & Ensemble LPR
Recomposed by Max Richter – Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

December 22nd 2012: New York, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art
With the Salome Chamber Orchestra
All Bach Concert: Violin Concerto in A minor, Triple Concerto in D major, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

December 31st 2012: Berlin, Germany
Konzerthaus
With the Berliner Konzerhausorchester and Alexander Shelley

January 1st 2013: Berlin, Germany
Konzerthaus
With the Berliner Konzerhausorchester and Alexander Shelley

January 9th 2013: Stockholm, Sweden
Konserthuset
With Alexander Shelley and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Korngold Violin Concerto
Rózsa Love Theme from Ben Hur
Morricone Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso
Bateman Williams arr., Theme from Schindler’s List

January 18th 2013: Olten, Switzerland
Stadttheater
With Festival Strings Lucerne
Josef Suk: Meditation on the old Bohemian carol “St. Wenceslas” op. 35 a
J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A Minor BWV 1041
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 for flute, violin and harpsichord in D major BWV 1050
Antonín Dvorák: Serenade for Strings in E minor op. 22

January 26th 2013: Frankfurt, Germany
Alte Oper
With Festival Strings Lucerne
Josef Suk: Meditation on the old Bohemian carol “St. Wenceslas” op. 35 a
J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A Minor BWV 1041
J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 for flute, violin and harpsichord in D major BWV 1050
Antonín Dvorák: Serenade for Strings in E minor op. 22

January 29th 2013: Madrid, Spain
Auditorio Nacional de Música
With Sebastian Knauer
Mendelssohn: Sonata for violin and piano in F Major
Schulhoff: Sonata for violin and piano No. 2
Stravinski: Russian Song
Messiaen: Praise to the Immortality of Jesus (Quartet for the End of Time 1941)
Ravel: Kaddish
Dauber: Serenade for Violin and Piano
Weill: Selection from the Threepenny Opera
Gershwin: ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’, ‘Summertime’, ‘I Got Rhythm’

January 31st 2013: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Auditorio de Galicia
With Philip Dukes and Real Filharmonía de Galicia
Britten: Double Concerto for Violin and Viola

February 1st, 2013: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Auditorio de Galicia
With Philip Dukes and Real Filharmonía de Galicia
Britten: Double Concerto for Violin and Viola

February 15th, 2013: “Spheres” – International Release

February 15th & 16th, 2013: Indianapolis, USA
Hilbert Circle Theater
With the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Krzysztof Urbanski
Bruch: Violin Concerto no. 1

February 19th 2013: Zurich, Switzerland
Tonhalle
With Klaus Maria Brandauer
“Don Juan” in word and music

February 27th & 28th, 2013: Gothenburg, Sweden
Konserthus
With Edward Gardner, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Britten Violin Concerto
Schubert / Berio: Rendering

Photo Credit: Harald Hoffman

(Written on December 10, 2012 )