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In today’s news: Leonidas Kavakos secures 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivarius, and Microsoft created music teacher app. Teatro La Fenice honours Monteverdi with special evening, and new Masters degree ‘wind orchestra conducting’ at the music school Mannheim. Bavarian Staatsoper broadcasts Münchner Opernfestspiele 2017, and James Bond composer John Barry is being awarded.

Classical Music Magazine

Leonidas Kavakos secures 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivarius

Leonidas Kavakos has secured the 1734 ‘Willemotte’ Stradivarius through Florian Leonhard Fine Violins

Classical Music Magazine

Elim Chan appointed as RSNO principal guest conductor

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed Elim Chan as its next principal guest conductor. She will succeed Thomas Søndergård from 2018, appearing in two or more weeks of each season.

Classic FM

You can now learn to play piano from a hologram piano techer

Microsoft has created an app, Teomirn, in line with its HoloLens technology which projects a hologram of a music teacher. You can play alongside your virtual teacher, watch them play over their shoulder and learn countless pieces of music.

Classical Source

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Jonathan Bloxham to continue in the position for 2017-18 Season

Jonathan Bloxham was selected as CBSO Assistant Conductor in June 2016, by a panel led by CBSO’s Osborn Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Bloxham made his mark on Birmingham early in the 2016-17 season, conducting the full CBSO orchestra in a surprise pop-up at New Street Station on a busy Saturday afternoon, as part of the Birmingham Weekender 2016.

Süddeutsche

Venedig hören und sterben

Zum 450. Geburtstag des Meisters: Alle drei Monteverdi-Opern auf einmal – im Teatro La Fenice klingen sie echter als irgendwo sonst.

NMZ

Blasorchesterleitung an der Musikhochschule Mannheim

Seit letztem Jahr beherbergt die Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim das “Landeszentrum für Dirigieren”. Mit der “Blasorchesterleitung”  hat sie nun eine ganz besondere Diziplin: Als einzige deutsche Musikhochschule bietet Mannheim hier einen Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang an.

Pizzicato

Bayerische Staatsoper überträgt live im Internet

Die Bayerische Staatsoper ist anlässlich der Münchner Opernfestspiele 2017 live im Internet zu erleben, mit Vorstellungen, aber auch beim Geschehen hinter und rund um die Bühne.

NY Times

Paul Zukofsky, Virtuoso Violinist and Literary Executor, Dies at 73

There was something unsettling about the 13-year-old violinist as he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1956.

BBC.com

York plaque honour for John Barry, James Bond composer

A memorial plaque has been unveiled for composer John Barry, famous for his work on the James Bond films, Born Free and Out of Africa.

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Whoop whoop! @bbcmusics’ TV documentary about & will be broadcasted on July 7th !

Wie gewinnt man Kinder, miteinander zu muszieren? Die Education-Profis des RSB wissen wie’s geht! Details auf

Photo credit: Kwok Kei

(Written on June 21, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that Søndergård has extended his contract with BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales, Music Director Nelsons wins a Grammy Award and Steven Stucky dies aged 66. Also, Huffpost Arts and Culture discusses whether technology can save Classical music

Baltic-course.com

Music Director Nelsons won Grammy Award

Music Director Andris Nelsons from Latvia and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s recording, Shostakovich Under Stalin’s Shadow – featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 and the Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk – won the Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance tonight (February 15, 2016) at the 58th annual Grammy Awards, reports BC Bernadette Horgan, director of public relations at BSO

Classical Music Magazine

Søndergård extends contract with BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales

Thomas Søndergård will continue as principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales for at least two more years

Classical-music.com

Steven Stucky (1949-2016)

Leading American composer dies aged 66

Huffpost Arts & Cultural

Can Technology Save Classical Music?

By almost any metric, classical music is in trouble. A 2015 study by the National Endowment for the Arts titled “When Going Gets Tough,” found that attendance at arts events had steadily dropped over two decades.

NMZ

Viktor Schoner soll Stuttgarter Oper durch Sanierung führen

Ende des Jahres könnte feststehen, was die Sanierung und Erweiterung des Stuttgarter Opernhauses genau kosten wird

Musik-heute

Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden mit zwei Opern-Neuinszenierungen

Die Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden mit den Berliner Philharmonikern wollen im kommenden Jahr die Puccini-Oper “Tosca” auf die Bühne bringen

RBB-online

Bernauer Fans wollen Karajan in die Walhalla bringen

Stardirigent Herbert von Karajan, der über drei Jahrzehnte lang die Berliner Philharmoniker leitete, ist seit mehr als 20 Jahren tot

Le Figaro

Des orchestres qui marchent à la baguette

À l’Auditorium de la Maison de la Radio, le programme de musique orchestrale vaut bien celui de la Philharmonie de Paris

Twitter

Guardian Classical @GdnClassical Opera’s new voices: 10 composers making overtures to greatness d.gu.com/KWNfq0

LondonJazz News @LondonJazz FEATURE: Celebrating 25 years of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Awards londonjazznews.com/2016/02/featur…

Music Opportunities @Music_Opps Get your songs promoted on this popular music discovery platform bit.ly/1SUqTSR

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Thomas Søndergård/ Classical Music Magazine

(Written on February 16, 2016 )

Classical News

The Times

There’s no such thing as classical music any more — Lloyd Webber

The term “classical music” should be dropped according to Julian Lloyd Webber, the cellist, who said it was an “almost irrelevant” way to describe the work of modern composers.

The Telegraph

Sergei Diaghilev: ballet, beauty and the beast

For all his genius, Ballet Russes founder Sergei Diaghilev, born on March 19 1872, was forever on the brink of catastrophe, says biographer Sjeng Scheijen

The Strad

Violinist Hilary Hahn announces pregnancy, but will complete 2014-15 season

The artist will shortly release a new Mozart and Vieuxtemps album on DG

Classical Music Magazine

RSNO announces 125th anniversary season

The RSNO has earmarked its next two seasons to celebrate its 125th anniversary, with appearances from all of the conductors who form its core artistic team, lead by music director Peter Oundjian, and including Neeme Järvi, Walter Weller, Alexander Lazarev, Thomas Søndergård, Jean-Claude Picard and former music director Stéphane Denève.

Classic FM

Classical music slowed down 10x sounds absolutely magical

We’ve taken some famous bits of classical music and slowed them down to 10 times slower than their normal speed. They sound truly wonderful and epic

Die Zeit

Hauschka spielt „Ping Pong“

Seine Musik schwingt zwischen Techno, Pop und Avantgarde. In einer Rekorder-Session bringt Hauschka nun die Bälle zum Tanzen: eine Meditation am präparierten Flügel.

Berliner Zeitung

Vinyl wird zum Wellnessobjekt

In Zeiten, in denen die Compact Disc ausstirbt, erlebt die Schallplatte eine Renaissance.

The New York Times

Artek celebrates the German Harpsichord

Bach’s music, played on a harpsichord representing his time and place: as natural as this may seem, it is an infrequent event, at least in New York.

El mundo

La orquesta como democracia

Los músicos de la Filarmónica de Berlín escogen estos días al sucesor de Simon rattle, un proceso único en las formaciones musicales.

Twitter

Ed Vaizey ‏@edvaizey : The wonderful @Colston_Hall in #Bristol to receive £5m towards refurbishment https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/chancellor-george-osbornes-budget-2015-speech … #Budget15

Philharmonic Society ‏@RoyalPhilSoc : UK Arts may be living on borrowed time. Salutary reading from @guardian http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2015/mar/17/arts-index-2015-download-your-copy …

Royal College Music ‏@RCMLatest : RCM composers @amybryce & @eandrademusic have contributed to this @ProstateUK charity concert @cadoganhall on 9 April http://bit.ly/1xAMphb 

JLW News 19th MarchJulian Lloyd Webber says ‘classical’ is an ‘almost irrelevant’ way to describe the work of modern composers

 

 

(Written on March 19, 2015 )

Ahead of his BBC Proms performance this evening, Violinist Daniel Hope will be BBC Radio 3’s featured Proms artist selecting three music recommendations for the station. The works that he chooses will be played today on various BBC Radio 3 shows including Breakfast, Essential Classics and In Tune.

Visit the BBC Radio 3 website here to see Daniel’s recommendations and to listen online.

Daniel will be performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor this evening with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with conductor Thomas Søndergård making his BBC Proms debut. The evening will also feature the UK Premiere of Colin Matthews’ Turning Point.

To find out more information for Promming or to purchase tickets, visit here.

Daniel Hope (MAIN PHOTO) - photo Harald Hoffmann

(Written on July 29, 2013 )

Violinist Daniel Hope’s performance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea last Friday (3rd May) will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 this upcoming Sunday.

Newly-appointed Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård marked his first performance with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Traüme, along with Schumann’s Fourth Symphony. The programme also included Viennese composer Eric Korngold’s Violin Concerto, featuring Daniel Hope as the soloist. Daniel’s ‘dreamily poetic’ performance received highly praised reviews, comparable with Jascha Heifitz, who premiered the concerto in 1947. Rian Evans’ review for The Guardian can be read here. The Violin Concerto has also been selected as BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Week, which can be heard from 6:15pm.

BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the concert at 2pm on Sunday Concert, presented by Nicola Heywood. The programme will be available both on the radio and online.

Keep up to date with news regarding Daniel Hope through his Facebook, Twitter and regular posts on the WildKat PR website.

Daniel Hope (sitting sofa) - photo Harald Hoffmann

Harald Hoffmann

(Written on May 10, 2013 )