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In today’s news: why Wagner’s Die Meistersinger strikes a chord in the age of Brexit, and classical music schow hits wrong note in ‘extravagance’ row.  Apple Music partners with Royal College of  Music. Conductor Ton Koopman as a guest of Berlin’s Orchestra Academy, and Dresden rebuilds an arts centre. A portrait of pianist Gerhard Oppitz, and a guide to 2017’s bold, inventive Oscar’s Music, and the artistic director of English National Opera is the “wrong man for the job.”

The Guardian

Why Wagner’s Die Meistersinger strikes a chord in the age of Brexit

Embraced by the Nazis, Wagner’s operatic masterpiece has long been shrouded in controversy. Its debate about cultural unity is now more relevant than ever

Birmingham Mail

Classical music show hits wrong note in ‘extravagance’ row

A £100,000 subsidised summer outdoor classical music concert in Sutton Park has been branded a costly vanity project by opposition councillors.

Music Week

Apple Music partners with Royal College of Music for classical playlist curation

The first playlist is designed to highlight the RCM’s prestigious history, featuring works from British composers linked with the conservatoire, including Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams, along with some of the famed musical manuscripts in its collection.

Der Tagesspiegel

Entdecker bei der Arbeit

Ein aufschlussreicher Abend mit dem Dirigenten Ton Koopman und den jungen Musikerinnen und Musikern der Orchesterakademie.

Dresden kann auch anders

Das ehemalige Kraftwerk Mitte ist zum Kulturzentrum geworden. Auch die Staatsoperette residiert jetzt hier.


Pilot mit Bodenhaftung

Kaum ein Pianist beherrscht ein so großes Repertoire so formvollendet wie Gerhard Oppitz. Nur eine Sache liegt ihm nicht: Eitelkeit

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The Ones Who Dream: A Guide To 2017’s Bold, Inventive Oscars Music

When it comes to music, the Oscars often get it wrong. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tends to wobble in the Best Score category, nominating old hands with familiar names but frequently rewarding strangers who emerge out of left field and then disappear from the scene

The Times

Poisoned ENO is run by the wrong people, says top tenor

The artistic director of English National Opera is the “wrong man for the job” and its chief executive is out of her depth, according to one of its most prominent performers


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Gerhard Oppitz © privat

Gerhard Oppitz © privat

(Written on February 27, 2017 )

In today’s news, Beares Auctions heads in a new direction with the launch of Moto Perpetuo and a newly discovered Handel cantata is to receive its modern premiere. Also, Triptyq discuss classical music and there’s outcry as Swansea and Neath Port Talbot councils cut schools music subsidy


Beares Auctions Heads in New Direction with Launch of Moto Perpetuo

Ahead of the annual round of London auctions held in March, Beares Auctions has announced a new direction for the auction wing of the established shop, John & Arthur Beare


Newly discovered Handel cantata to receive its modern premiere

The cantata was discovered in Ton Koopman’s collection and will be premiered by him in April

Pop Dust

Triptyq Discuss Classical Music, Challenging The Norm & Their Debut EP

Forget what you think you know about classical music. You’ve never heard such a massive wall-to-wall vibration as found on Triptyq‘s debut EP 

Arts Professional

Outcry as Swansea and Neath Port Talbot councils cut schools music subsidy

Over 4,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Welsh councils not to go ahead with plans that could spell the end of free music tuition in schools from September 2016

 Gulf News

 Classical music gala in Dubai to feature top performers

German Soprano Felicitas Fuchs and soloists from the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra are some of the performers at an anniversary gala to celebrate two landmarks: 20 years of the Dubai Concert Committee (DCC) and 15 years of Morozov’s Quartet


Unvergessen: Gedenkkonzert für Kurt Masur im Leipziger Gewandhaus

Kurt Masur war einer der großen Dirigenten unserer Zeit, sein Tod hinterließ eine Lücke in der Musikwelt. Am 16. April spielt Anne-Sophie Mutter im Rahmen eines Gedenkkonzertes ihm zu Ehren im Leipziger Gewandhaus

Berliner Zeitung

José Carreras Abschiedtournee startet in Berlin

Am 12. Oktober startet der Tenor José Carreras in der Berliner Philharmonie seine letzte Welttournee. „Die Tour wird zwei bis drei Jahre dauern”, sagt er


Jirí Belohlávek – Verfechter der böhmischen Musiktradition wird 70

Gefeiert hat Jiri Belohlavek schon im Voraus. Die Tschechische Philharmonie ehrte ihren international renommierten Dirigenten vor gut einer Woche mit einem Konzert vor geladenen Ehrengästen


Petition für Mitnahme von Musikinstrumenten im Flugzeug-Handgepäck

Weltweit beklagen sich Musiker, dass Fluggesellschaften ihnen die Mitnahme ihrer Instrumente im Handgepäck untersagen


Bologna, il crowdfunding per riascoltare l’indimenticata orchestra Mozart

Un piano per l’ensemble plasmato da Claudio Abbado: riunirà 30-40 elementi, guidati da un comitato di musicisti. L’Accademia: “Un anno per raccogliere  le risorse, debutto nel 2017 con Haitink”


Hello Stage ‏@HelloStage_ chamberTALK – Experience Chamber Music – a brilliant NEW #web #series with the @ArcisQuartett …

Glyndebourne ‏@glyndebourne Glyndebourne launches international competition for young #artists:

Musicians’ Union ‏@WeAreTheMU We’re talking about arts cuts & privatisation at the Show Culture Some Love conference in London … 12 Mar #MUlearn

Beares Auctions/ Strings

Beares Auctions/ Strings


(Written on February 24, 2016 )

Classical News

South Wales Evening Post

Welsh National Opera’s David Pountney awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour

Welsh National Opera’s Chief Executive and Artistic Director, David Pountney, has been awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, First Class.

BBC Music Magazine

Music education to get a boost

Education Minister Nick Gibb has announced an increase of £18 million in funding for UK music education.

The Telegraph

Has music education been saved?

Ivan Hewett celebrates a government climb-down over proposed cuts to music education funding in schools.

Tenor Peter Seiffert wird zum Berliner Kammersänger ernannt

Der Tenor Peter Seiffert wird mit dem Titel Berliner Kammersänger geehrt. Seiffert wurde durch die Stiftung Oper in Berlin für diese Ehrung vorgeschlagen, der Senat stimmte dem zu.

El País

El Orfeó Català elige hoy a su junta en un clima de tension

La asamblea del Orfeó Català, la entidad propietaria del Palau de la Música, escogerá hoy a su nueva junta directiva tras una campaña electoral marcada por las descalificaciones y acusaciones de la candidatura presidida por Pau Duran a la anterior junta directiva de Mariona Carulla y a la mesa electoral que ha presidido las elecciones.

Le Figaro

Ton Koopman : un pur esprit baroque

Légende vivante, le chef néerlandais préside, à 70 ans, Itinéraire baroque en Périgord Vert. La 12e édition s’ouvre ce soir.



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Credit: South Wales Evening Post

Credit: South Wales Evening Post

(Written on July 24, 2014 )

The Independent

Delius: How a great British musical myth was born

A BBC film will shed light on the enigma of Frederick Delius.

The Guardian

Beethoven’s 10th? Now there’s a thought…

The composer had plans to create ‘a new gravitional force’ in his 10th symphony. What wonders might he have written?

LA Times

The Met reverse policy, will allow Opera News to review productions

Reacting to a mini-firestorm that erupted today with the news that the Metropolitan Opera would no longer allow Opera News to review its performances, the company reversed its decision early this afternoon.

Video game Diabolo III features performances by Pacific Symphony

The Pacific Symphony performs music for an unlikely audience — gamers battling the hellish underworlds of Diablo III.

Financial Times

Passion for Bach and the Baroque 

Early music revolutionary Ton Koopman is sitll flying the flag for authenticity.


Double appointment at Royal Danish Opera

Michael Boder named principal conductor and Sven Müller named artistic director.

Verbier Festival launches summer music camp for young musicians

Annual three-week programme to led by Daniel Harding.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Natalie Dessay – are we losing her?

She has cancelled next month’s Manon at La Scala for ‘health reasons’.

The Times

Curtain rises on a feast of opera

The Magic Flute will line up alongside some extraordinary new works in Scottish Opera’s confident 50th anniversary season.

(Written on May 23, 2012 )