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In today’s news: Cheap tickets to make theatre more attractive for the youth, a dream became true for the shirtless violist, and listen to the Montreal International Piano Competition. Salzburger Festspiele won’t be opened with ‘Tosca’ this year. Will the fusion between Theater- und Orchestergesellschaft Neubrandenburg/Neustrelitz and the Theater Vorpommern already take place in the beginning of 2018?

Evening Standard

Cheap theatre tickets for young people: How to see London’s best plays for next to nothing

You might never be able to get on to the property ladder but at least you can see some great plays

The Violin Channel

Shirtless Violinist – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’

‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ performs the evergreen broadway classic, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from ‘Les Misérables’ … arranged for solo violin and torso.

Classic FM

We’re at the Montreal International Piano Competition, and the talent is blowing our minds

The final round of the Montreal International Piano Competition is underway, with the second of two legs taking place tonight in the city’s Maison Symphonique.

The Strad

British cellist Keith Harvey has died, aged 79

The English musician was principal cellist of the London Philharmonic and English Chamber orchestras, and later formed the Gabrieli String Quartet

Pizzicato

Staatskapelle Dresden will Thielemann behalten

Die Musiker der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden haben am gestrigen Mittwoch in geheimer Wahl « mit großer Mehrheit » für eine Verlängerung des Vertrags mit ihrem Chefdirigenten Christian Thielemann (58) gestimmt.

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Salzburger Festspiele 2018 ohne Philipp Stölzls “Tosca”

Philipp Stölzl wird im kommenden Jahr nicht die Osterfestspiele Salzburg mit Puccinis Oper “Tosca” eröffnen.

Klassik.com

Fusion zum Staatstheater Nordost schon Anfang 2018 möglich?

Die Fusion der Theater- und Orchestergesellschaft Neubrandenburg/Neustrelitz und des Theater Vorpommern könnte doch schon Anfang Januar 2018 erfolgen.

The Herald

Philanthropist leaves Edinburgh Napier university £750,000 to support classical musicians

A long-time university backer has left £750,000 in his will to support young classical musicians.

BBC News

A big change for Sydney Opera House

One of the world’s most iconic buildings is about to undergo its biggest ever renovation.

South China Morning Post

Donor frocks help Hong Kong helpers look the part on red carpet for premiere of documentary about their lives

After snub from corporate sponsors, style consultant Sheryl Bolden appealed for donation of dresses so the domestic helpers who appear in documentary The Helper looked the part on red carpet at film’s premiere.

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9 Ensemble. Civil Engagement

2Neue Brahms-Gedenkstätte auf Schloss Altenstein

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photo credit: Lukas Gojda

(Written on May 11, 2017 )

In today’s news, Vienna celebrates the 150th anniversary of Strauss’ Donauwaltz, and an insight into the role classical crossovers play in radio broadcasting. A classical revolution is arising in Madras, and Mandy Parnell surfaces as a hidden powerhouse influence in modern music. The Grammys tackle race politics from last weekend’s award ceremony, and the Vienna Philharmonic plays an homage to Schubert.

The Guardian

Master blaster: the woman making Björk, Aphex Twin and Eno sound so good

Parnell is one of the country’s leading mastering engineers, and this is where the likes of the Chemical Brothers, Max Richter and Brian Eno come to hear their finished tracks. Parnell has polished a huge number of albums here including, last year, Jamie xx’s In Colour and Aphex Twin’s Syro.

Classical Music Magazine

Chamber concert in aid of Arco project

Students at Birmingham Conservatoire are holding a chamber music concert later this month in aid of the Arco (Cape Gate MIAGI Centre for Music & Birmingham Conservatoire) project, which sees strings students aged between eight and 16 in South Africa participate in weekly instrumental Skype lessons given by academics, current students and alumni of Birmingham Conservatoire.

The Washington Post

Do the Grammys have a race problem? No, their president says — they’re like Trump’s election

The Grammys’ race problem followed the awards show all the way to the stage this year, when a white singer once again beat an acclaimed black artist for the top honor — but this time called attention to the fact.

BBC News

How an Indian maestro is taking classical music to the masses

India’s southern Indian city of Chennai (Madras) is witnessing a musical revolution of sorts.

The Harvard Press

Warner Free Lecture: The ‘other’ sounds of nature in music

Explosive, turbulent, violent—these are not the usual words to describe classical music inspired by the sounds of nature. And yet, by contrast, their musical presence adds richness to the perfect pitch of the hermit thrush’s song, the jazz riffs depicting clouds, the rhythmic sound of the surf at the seaside, and more.

Klassik

Wien feiert 150-jähriges Jubiläum des Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss

Die Johann-Strauss-Gesellschaft Wien hat eine Feier zum 150-jährigen Jubiläum des sogenannten Donauwalzers von Johann Strauss (Sohn) ausgerichtet.

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Eine kleine Tagesbegleitmusik

Was Crossover für klassische Musik in öffentlich-rechtlichen Kulturradios bedeutet

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Interview Daniel Barenboim

Man kann seine Visionen wie ein Prophet in die Welt hinaustragen, man kann sie aber auch ganz einfach verwirklichen. Daniel Barenboim gehört zu letztgenannter Spezies: als genialer Pragmatiker, der seine Kräfte und Mittel dazu nutzt, seine Ideen in die Wirklichkeit umzusetzen.

The New York Times

Highlights From the Met Opera’s 2017-18 Season

A starry new production of “Tosca”; the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” based on a Buñuel film; and a Mozart work set in Coney Island are among the highlights of the Metropolitan Opera’s 2017-18 season.

The Vienna Philharmonic Remembers Schubert

Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, nicknamed “Unfinished,” forms the centerpiece of a three-part concert series by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra that opens on Friday, Feb. 24.

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Classical Music News Vienna remembers Jewish roots of its most famous tune

Music History  in 1884 FP of ‘s Orchestral Suite No. 2, in Moscow.

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(Written on February 16, 2017 )

Während sich die schön warmen bis heißen Berliner Sommertage nun endgültig in den Herbst zu verabschieden scheinen, haben wir uns, (fast) pünktlich zum kalendarischen Herbstanfang, durch die zahlreichen Veranstaltungen der Stadt geklickt und eine überschaubare Auswahl an Konzerten und Opernaufführungen getroffen, die sich ganz sicher mit den immer kürzer werdenden Abenden auf angenehme Weise verbinden lassen.

Schon nächste Woche gibt es gleich zwei Chorkonzerte an außergewöhnlichen Orten zu erleben: In die einstige Trauerhalle des ehemaligen Krematoriums und heutigen Kulturquartiers silent green lädt der Rundfunkchor Berlin am 28. September zu einer RundfunkchorLounge ein. Einen Tag später wird der RIAS Kammerchor ein Kammerkonzert im Outpost Theater des Alliierten Museums geben.

Wem Chor alleine nicht reicht, der erhält beim Konzert des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin am 28. September die ideale Mischung aus Chor- und Orchesterklang. Gemeinsam mit dem MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig wird unter der Leitung von Marek Janowski Beethovens Missa Solemnis in der Berliner Philharmonie zu hören sein.

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Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. Foto: Josep Molina

Eine ganz besondere musikalische Komödie zeigt die Komische Oper mit Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will!, in der nur zwei Darsteller ganze 20 verschiedene Rollen gestalten. Ab Oktober wird zudem unter anderem Antonín Dvořáks berühmteste Oper Rusalka auf die Bühne gebracht. Die Staatsoper im Schiller Theater widmet sich im September und Oktober Giacomo Puccinis wohlbekanntem Operndrama Tosca. Während die Staatsoper Unter den Linden noch aufwendig modernisiert wird, können interessierte Besucher sonn- und feiertags einen Einblick in den Sanierungsprozess des historischen Gebäudes bei einer Baustellenführungen erhalten.

Mehr Oper bietet auch die Deutsche Oper ab Oktober mit der Weltpremiere von Gianni – einem Musiktheater vom Techno Ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick und dem Regisseur Martin Butler, in dem die schillernde und gleichzeitig so tragische Welt von Modeschöpfer Gianni Versace thematisiert wird. Und für alle, die sich schon frühzeitig in Weihnachtsstimmung versetzen lassen möchten, empfiehlt sich ein Besuch im Der Nussknacker in einer Darbietung des Staatsballetts Berlin, ebenfalls in der Deutschen Oper ab 07. Oktober.

Ein Stück Skandinavien kommt am 06. Oktober ins Kulturquartier silent green, wenn der norwegische Singer-/Songwriter Pål Moddi Knutsen, besser bekannt als Moddi, sein neues Album Unsongs mit einst zensierter Musik vorstellt. Nur wenige Tage später, am 11. Oktober werden David Danholt (Gesang) und Charlotte Thaning (Klavier), zwei der gefragtesten jungen Musiker Dänemarks, ein Kammerkonzert mit Werken von Schumann und Nielsen im Felleshus der Nordischen Botschaften geben.

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Moddi. Foto: Joergen Nordby

Und was an ungemütlichen als auch sonnigen Tagen gleichermaßen gut funktioniert, ist ein Besuch im Musikinstrumenten-Museum mit seiner beeindruckenden Sammlung an Instrumenten der europäischen Kunstmusik vom 16. Jahrhundert bis heute, welcher sich auch ganz hervorragend mit einem der zahlreichen Konzerte in der Berliner Philharmonie verbinden lässt.

(Written on September 23, 2016 )

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

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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

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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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(Written on February 16, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Warner Classics is about to issue a two-CD tribute to Jon Vickers, and Plácido Domingo withdraws from conducting & needs to undergo surgery. Also, Klassik Akzente celebrates 330 years of Johann Sebastian Bach this year and FAZ interviews Igor Levit

The Guardian

Classical music isn’t a secret society unless we allow it to be

It doesn’t matter if you weren’t brought up with it or don’t know how to pronounce the composers’ names – I wasn’t, I can’t, and it still lets me in

Classic FM

Rare and revealing Mozart letter fetches $217k at auction

A letter written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been sold at auction for a whopping $217,000

Classical Music Magazine

Warner Classics to issue tribute to Jon Vickers

Warner Classics is to issue a two-CD tribute to Jon Vickers, the heldentenor who died in July, which will include previously unreleased material collected by documentary maker Jon Tolansky

Evening Standard

Sergei Prokofiev ‘would have supported bringing classical music to younger audiences’

The grandson of Sergei Prokofiev today told how the composer would have been right behind a season of classical music rebooted to appeal to younger audiences

Classical Source

Plácido Domingo withdraws from conducting Met Tosca

Plácido Domingo was hospitalised on Tuesday, suffering from acute cholecystitis. The Metropolitan Opera, where he was to conduct the first-night of Tosca this evening, announced that Domingo will undergo surgery to remove his gallbladder

Klassik Akzente

330. Geburtstag – Johann Sebastian Bach lebt!

In diesem Jahr begehen wir den 330. Geburtstag von Johann Sebastian Bach, des vielleicht größten Komponisten aller Zeiten. Sein Werk lebt. Das demonstrieren jetzt vier exquisite Neu-Veröffentlichungen

FAZ

Aufstehen, fertig, das Leben geht weiter

Igor Levit ist einer der besten Pianisten der Gegenwart. Ein Gespräch über Bach, Beethoven und die Frage, ob Musik die Welt verändern soll

Pizzicato

Pianist Dmitri Teterin Died, Aged 44

Russian Pianist Dmitri Teterin, born in Moscow in 1971, has died on October 18 at the age of 44. Teterin studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and also at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He won many international competitions

Classicalite

Grigory Sokolov, Norman Lebrecht Feud: Pianist Refuses Cremona Award Over Slipped Disc Post

In the capricious world of award ceremonies, occasionally, a winner will refuse an award for, um, “personal reasons.” Fewer still so suspiciously as reclusive Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov, who recently refused the 2015 Cremona Music Award in what appeared to be an act of spite

Swissinfo.ch

Lifetime achievement award for orchestra conductor

American conductor David Zinman has been awarded the prestigious Echo Klassik award for his achievements over two decades conducting the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. During his time the orchestra developed into one of the world’s finest

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Classical Diary @ClassicalDiary : Once and for all… OPERA TICKETS ARE NOT “EXPENSIVE”!! And here is proof: http://thepassacagliatest.com/2015/10/18/opera-tickets-are-not-expensive/#opera #rugby #london

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(Written on October 19, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, ROH has won two Lovie Awards and The New York Times reports that tenor Placido Domingo has had to withdraw from several performances of Puccini’s “Tosca” at the Met. Also, composer, performer and Gramophone critic Duncan Druce has died

Classical Music Magazine

ROH wins at the Lovie Awards

The Royal Opera House has won two Lovie AwardsThe Opera Machine and the live stream of Monteverdi’s Orfeo (presented in association with the Roundhouse/BBC Arts) both won prizes

The Strad

University of Michigan to launch chamber music competition with $100,000 first prize

Sphinx Organisation founder Aaron Dworkin (pictured) is launching a new chamber music competition with a $100,000 grand prize

The New York Times

Domingo to Miss Several Met Performances

Plácido Domingo, the globe-trotting tenor-turned-baritone and conductor, has been hospitalized with an inflamed gallbladder that doctors plan to remove next week, forcing him to withdraw from several performances of Puccini’s “Tosca” that he was scheduled to conduct this month at the Metropolitan Opera, the company announced Wednesday

Gramophone

Duncan Druce, composer, performer and Gramophone critic, has died

Duncan Druce, who has written for Gramophone since 1997, has died at the age of 78

Arts Council England

Arts Council England launches Cultural Education Challenge

Arts Council England today urged all those working in the arts and education industries to work together in offering a consistent cultural education for all children and young people

NMZ

Jeder Musikhochschule ihr Landeszentrum – aber in fünf Jahren werden die Karten in Baden-Württemberg wohl wieder neu gemischt

Es war ein wenig überraschendes Ergebnis, das Wissenschaftsministerin Theresia Bauer in Stuttgart verkündete: An jeder der fünf baden-württembergischen Musikhochschulen wird es künftig ein so genanntes „Landeszentrum“ geben

Pizzicato

“Please help!” Says The Montreal Chamber Orchestra

The Montreal Chamber Orchestra has twittered an outcry to save the orchestra which is in a deep financial crisis that may threaten its future. Most of the orchestra’s funding comes from private donations

El Pais

La fotografía retrata el arrebato del jazz

Jazz jazz jazz es la crónica visual de la edad de oro del género musical que es, también, la del arte fotográfico

San Francisco Classical Voice

Free Fun for the Kids at Crowden Community Music Day Free Fun for the Kids at Crowden Community Music Day

This is one of the great annual events in the East Bay. Held every fall, the Crowden School in Berkeley opens its doors to children of all ages, but particularly younger children. This year, music day will be held this Sunday, October 18

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The Journal of Music@journalofmusic Sebastian Adams Appointed 2016 RTÉ Lyric FM Composer in Residence. http://ow.ly/TqyAO  @RTElyricfm @KirkosEnsemble

Norman Lebrecht@NLebrecht German singer shares home with 6 Syrian refugees https://shar.es/1ucahV  via @sharethis

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(Written on October 15, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Guardian announces an old manuscript of Igor Stravinsky has been rediscovered and The Times reports of Jonas Kaufmann’s upcoming appearance at the Last Night of the Proms. Also interviews with viola star Maxim Rysanov and Tosca singer Elena Stikhina. As well as this, architect Christoph Nagel reveals his incredible project for a new concert hall in Munich.

The Guardian

Key Igor Stravinsky work found after 100 years

Stephen Walsh, a world expert on the composer, tells how lost score was found in piles of dusty manuscripts

Everyone’s talking about . . . Jonas Kaufmann at the Last Night of the Proms

Rule, Britannia! Or should that be, Herrsche, Gross Britannien!? Next weekend, the superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann becomes the first German singer to perform the patriotic anthem at the Last Night of the Proms.

Gramophone

Exclusive video: The Tallis Scholars pay tribute to Arvo Pärt on his 80th birthday

Admirers of Part’s music were given a special opportunity to appear in this special filmed tribute to the composer.

Amati Magazine

EDITOR’S LUNCH: Maxim Rysanov

The Ukrainian viola star Maxim Rysanov, celebrated for his sweet, powerful tone and his passion for commissioning new works, enjoys a Turkish feast with Jessica Duchen during the 2015 Istanbul Festival

Classical Music Magazine

Representation of women on Edexcel music syllabus: update

Student Jessy McCabe, who started a petition to ensure that women are represented on Edexcel’s next A-level music syllabus, has posted an update on the change.org page.

Klassik.com

Münchener Architekt schlägt unterirdischen Konzertsaal vor

Neuesten Medienberichten zufolge hat der Münchener Architekt Christoph Nagel den Bau eines unterirdischen Konzertsaals unter dem Königsplatz vorgeschlagen. Sein Entwurf sieht ein unterirdisches Musik- und Kulturzentrum vor, das “Kunst, Musik und Geschichte vereint und zugleich spektakuläre Architektur schafft”.

Codex Flores

Verloren geglaubte Strawsinky-Partitur aufgefunden

In einem Stapel alter Manuskripte ist im Konservatorium von St. Petersburg eine Partitur entdeckt worden, von der man glaubte, sie sei unwiederbringlich verloren. Es handelt sich um Strawinskys Grablied (Pogrebal’naya Pesnya) im Andenken an seinen Lehrer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow.

Opernnetz.de

Vermittlerin der Gefühle

Die junge Elena Stikhina hatte nicht geplant, als Opernsängerin ihren Lebensunterhalt zu bestreiten, aber nun singt sie Rollen wie Tosca und Micaela. Auf diesem Weg versucht sie, das Publikum mit großen Gefühlen zu überwältigen – so wie es ihr selbst auch passiert ist.

The Washington Post

The piano: Keys of the future

A piano, it’s said, can emulate an entire orchestra: Its range extends from thunderous fortes to streams of liquid notes. Yet the majority of people who talk about piano sound today are talking about the sound of a single manufacturer: Steinway.

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An Unnoticed ‘Happy Birthday’ Draft Gives Singers A Simpler Tune

It may be the most famous song in the world — but you probably don’t know it by the name it was originally called. “Happy Birthday to You,” that little ditty that floats above cakes and candles the world over, was written by Mildred and Patty Hill, two sisters from Louisville, Ky.

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ClassicalToday : Violinist Arnaud Sussmann Awarded Paris Orchestra Play/Direct Prize

Radio Classique: Les étranges photos de à voir au jusqu’au 14 septembre

NYConcert Artists : 2016 NYCA Worldwide Debut Audition – For Pianists & Violinists
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For several generations of musicians and music lovers, Steinway has come to represent the acme of piano sound. Photo credit: Scott Suchman for the WP.

 

(Written on September 7, 2015 )

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.

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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.

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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 )

The Guardian

Danielle de Niese: ‘I’m ripe and ready for Donizetti now’

Danielle de Niese dreamed of becoming an opera singer from early childhood. Now, as she stars in another lead role at Glyndebourne, she reveals how she became one of the world’s most sought-after sopranos.

Happy 70th birthday Composer of the Week

Radio 3’s longest-running programme is 70 today. Long-time presenter Donald Macleod reflects on a truly unique show

Classic FM

Sven Helbig’s Pocket Symphonies pop-up concerts

To celebrate the release of his album Pocket Symphonies, composer Sven Helbig took his music to the people with a series of pop-up concerts around London, including pubs, the Apple store and Oxford Circus.

Jennifer Bell on taking musical risks at the Bristol Proms

Exploring intimate stories through song, Jennifer Bell talks internet dating, childhood memories, and personal journeys – told through the medium of music at the Bristol Proms.

Welsh National Opera presents Puccini’s operatic thriller Tosca

From the first shattering bars Puccini’s mastery puts you on the edge of your seat and keeps you there. Tosca features some of his most moving arias including Recondita armonia, Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stelle.

Gramophone

Kenneth Woods named English Symphony Orchestra principal conductor

The promotion follows Woods’ appointment as the orchestra’s artistic director in 2012

Berliner Zeitung

Neues Album “Opus”

Christopher von Deylen ist besser bekannt unter seinem Pseudonym Schiller. Jetzt hat der Musiker, der einer erfolgreichsten des Landes ist, ein neues Album produziert. Unter anderem mit Weltstars wie Anna Netrebko.

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(Written on August 5, 2013 )

This morning, David Green will be appearing on Midweek to discuss his grandfather – Ignatz Waghalter.

Waghalter, a German-Polish Jewish composer, was renowned and celebrated during his lifetime for his rich, Romantic works. He was the first Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and introduced many of Puccini’s operas to the German public: he conducted debut performances of both Tosca and La Bohème. Due to his flight from Nazi Germany, followed by a stark change in compositional style after the Second World War, Waghalter’s works were lost and forgotten.
However, a chance meeting between violinist Irmina Trynkos and David Green led to the foundation of The Waghalter Project in order to reincarnate the composer’s repute through the performance and recordings of his works, together with conductor Alexander Walker. The Waghalter Project has recorded a CD of Waghalter’s complete violin repertoire, which has received a coveted “Supersonic Pizzicato” award, and was released on Naxos this October
To hear the personal stories of such an extraordinary musical figure, tune in to Midweek at 9:00 am on BBC Radio 4 here.
For more information on the Waghalter Project, visit its official website here, or the CD’s page on the Naxos website here.

(Written on December 12, 2012 )