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Guardian

Baghdad’s ballet school: a tiny island of creativity amid inescapable violence

Though the Iraqi capital’s past as a cultural center is a distant memory, the music and ballet school has remained a cultural safe haven for its 500-odd students

Anthony Burgess musical composition discovered

Song based on Shakespeare sonnet found among possessions of woman to whom the writer had dedicated it

Classic FM

World’s smallest portrait of Mozart sells for £218,500

A rare miniature of the composer has been sold for £218,500 at auction.

Classical Source

Detroit Symphony and Tod Machover Invite Local Residents to Capture Sounds of Detroit for New Collaborative Symphony, to Premiere in November 2015

What does Detroit sound like? This month sees the launch of a new, yearlong partnership between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and American composer Tod Machover.

The Strad

International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition Bern announces shortlisted candidates

Launched by Professor Zakhar Bron, the event takes place from 22 to 31 January 2015

The Stage

Opera Holland Park could receive £5m from council to become independent

Opera Holland Park could become independent from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with the help of a £5 million grant.

New York Times

Metropolitan Opera’s Deficit Swells to $22 Million

The company faces its most serious shortfall in decades, but says a new business model and endowment drive will put it on better footing.

concerti

Interview mit Sol Gabetta: „Ich glaube, du bist süchtig“

Sol Gabettas Erfolgsformel: Nichts erwarten und doch Ziele vor Augen haben – ein Gespräch über Zufriedenheit und emotionale Stärk

Klassik.com

Terumi Oishibashi gewinnt Possehl-Musikpreis 2014

Japanische Schlagzeugerin erhält Preisgeld von 5.000 Euro

Le Figaro

Opéras cherchent chanteurs lyriques à prix abordables

Quand ils ne peuvent s’offrir une distribution de premier plan, souvent trop coûteuse, les directeurs de théâtre font appel à leur flair pour dénicher les perles rares capables de coller à leurs ambitions.

Twitter

Darren Henley ‏@HENLEYDARREN: The @MayorofLondon launches his visionary #LondonMusicPledge today at #MayorsEducationConference supporting Music Education across London.

BBC Newsnight ‏@BBCNewsnight: The Gospel According to the Other Mary: @katierazz gets exclusive access to new opera http://bbc.in/1xWXNGJ 

Royal Opera House ‏@RoyalOperaHouse: Edison announced his phonograph #onthisday in 1877,changing music forever Early recording: http://bit.ly/1xxfmgU ^C

mozart-portrait-to-scale-1416483023-article-0The world’s smallest portrait of Mozart. Photo: Classic FM

(Written on November 21, 2014 )

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 )

Gramophone

Obituary: Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Composer.

Born August 19th, 1918, died January 13th, 2012.

Warner And Hrusa Quit Royal Danish Opera.

Artistic director steps down; conductor withdraws.

The Mezzo Rita Gorr Has Died Aged 85.

Born February 18th, 1926, died January 22nd, 2012.

The New Yorker

Another Victory For Another Victory For Cliché: The Best Original Scores Weren’t Nominated.

Sasha Frere-Jones considers film score snubs.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

Sergei Polunin Jumps Ship.

The Royal Ballet has put out a statement saying that Sergei Polunin has resigned with immediate effect.

Detroit Free Press via LA Times

DSO Takes Moderate Approach For 2012-2013 Season.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, still reeling from last season’s strike, has announced its 2012-13 season.

LA Times

Tchaikovsky Finalist Nigel Armstrong To Play With LA Chamber Orchestra.

Violinist Nigel Armstrong, who won fourth prize in last year’s 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition, will make his debut with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra this weekend.

Tod Machover Reveals Music’s Holistic Powers.

It turns out that not only are our ears in excellent shape, but also, 60 years later, we are finally finding encouraging confirmation that music is good for you, all of you. Music may even be our most holistic art form.

Hollywood Bowl 2012: ‘The Producers’, Juanes, ‘Rigoletto’, Liza.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2012/01/hollywood-bowl-2012-the-producers-juanes-rigoletto-liza-minnelli.html

 

 

 

(Written on January 25, 2012 )