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In today’s news: Indian conductor Zubin Mehta performs with Berlin Philharmonic, Sebastian Manz’s recording of selected works by Carl Maria Weber, and hotelier Klaus Lauer hosts Badenweiler Musiktage. Cincinnati Opera announces premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera,” and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) and Maestro Delta David Gier announce its 2017-18 concert season. Katherine Parr was in fact a masterful PR who rallied England behind its King on the way to war, an academic has claimed, and Amazon is to further diversify its business by staking out a presence at music festivals in a bid to enhance the experience of US festival-goers.

The Times

As robots take our jobs the arts will matter more

The humanities are in crisis. There is an urgent skills gap for at least 3,000 graduates capable of explaining the events that led to the War of Jenkins’ Ear. In 2015 alone Britain drafted in 1,200 Filipinos to write essays on symbols of patriarchy in the comedies of Lope de Vega.

The Telegraph

King Henry VIII’s sixth wife collaborated with Thomas Tallis to write music to rally her husband for war

Katherine Parr was in fact a masterful PR who rallied England behind its King on the way to war, an academic has claimed, as he prepares for the first performance of her secret musical collaboration in 470 years.

The Atlantic

Inside the Heads of People Who Don’t Like Music

For those who experience “musical anhedonia,” listening to a song is halfway between boring and distracting—and their brain activity reflects that.

The Drum

Amazon gets physical with US music festival presence

Amazon is to further diversify its business by staking out a presence at music festivals in a bid to enhance the experience of US festival-goers.

Der Tagesspiegel

Alles unter Kontrolle

Der indische Stardirigent Zubin Mehta führt mit den Berliner Philharmonikern Stücke von Elgar und Tschaikowsky auf.

SPIEGEL ONLINE

Beinahe heroische Größe

Carl Maria von Weber schrieb hinreißende Werke für die Klarinette. Sebastian Manz wollte keine halben Sachen machen und nahm gleich alle auf. Richtige Entscheidung!

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Aus Liebe zur Musik

Hotelier Klaus Lauer ist das Herz der Badenweiler Musiktage. Bereits seit 1973 veranstaltete er im elterlichen Grandhotel Römerbad regelmäßig Musiktage, alles ganz auf eigenes finanzielles Risiko mit Schwerpunkt auf Neuer Musik

The New York Times

An Opera Inspired by Pink Floyd Will Get Its United States Premiere

The Cincinnati Opera has announced the United States premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera,” capping its 98th season and its first after a $135 million restoration of the Cincinnati Music Hall.

broadwayworld.com

South Dakota Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season – Strauss Masterpieces, Video Games Live and More!

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) and Maestro Delta David Gier announce its 2017-18 concert season.

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Music History @today_classical in 1861 FP of Richard ‘s opera Tannhäuser in Paris at the Théâtre Imperial de l’Opéra.

Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Facing the music: James Laing

Sebastian Manz Credit: Marco Borggreve

(Written on March 13, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Pierre-Laurent Aimard wins 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize, PRS Foundation announces latest Composers’ Fund beneficiaries, and Bournemouth Symphony announces partnership with Trinity Laban. Also, Riccardo Chailly starts a new series of recordings with Decca, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center announce $25,000 Composer’s Prize Winner.

Classical Music Magazine

Pierre-Laurent Aimard wins 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

Worth €250,000 (£212,000), the award is given in recognition of a life devoted to the service of music; former recipients include Aimard’s mentors Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen, György Kurtàg and György Ligeti.

PRS Foundation announces latest Composers’ Fund beneficiaries

The Fund awards £150,000 annually to support composers and enable them to realise projects and ambitions that may not be possible through traditional commissioning models.

Bournemouth Symphony and Trinity Laban announce partnership

BSO and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance have announced a new long-term partnership aimed at improving the diversity of the UK orchestral profession and increasing professional development opportunities for young musicians across southwest England.

International Arts Manager

Riccardo Chailly begins a new series of recordings with Decca

Teatro alla Scala in Milan is to release a new series of recordings. The announcement comes following the beginning of Riccardo Chailly’s tenure as music director, which began on 1 January this year.

The Violin Channel

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Announce $25,000 Composer’s Prize Winner

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has announced Welsh composer Huw Watkins as the recipient of the 2017 Elise L. Stoeger Prize.

The New York Times

The Big Debuts Of Carnegie Hall’s Next Season

It might seem as if every major classical musician has played Carnegie Hall — but its next season, which begins in October, features some big debuts.

Die Zeit

Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard mit Musiknobelpreis ausgezeichnet

Der französische Pianist hat den Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis verliehen bekommen. Er sei eine “Schlüsselfigur im Musikleben unserer Zeit”, heißt es in der Begründung.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Was man den Zugvögeln ablauschen kann

Zu Lebzeiten konnten Brahms, Dvořák, Tschaikowsky und Bruckner nicht an seinen Erfolg heranreichen. Doch Niels Wilhelm Gade geriet in Vergessenheit. Jetzt feiern Dänen und Deutsche den 200. Geburtstag des Komponisten.

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Barenboim plant Konzert in Flüchtlingslager für Syrer in Nahost

Mit der Aktion wolle sich das von arabischen und israelischen Musikern gebildete West-Eastern Divan Orchester stärker als Friedensbotschafter der Vereinten Nationen profilieren.

Klassik heute

Afghanisches Frauenorchester auf Tournee

Mehr als 30 Schülerinnen des Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) aus Kabul sowie zehn Schülerinnen und Schüler des Hochbegabtenzentrums der Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar musizieren gemeinsam bei Konzerten in Berlin.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM ., Mitsuko Uchida, , will all play shows

London Philharmonic @LP Tim Walker explains our continuation of & new festival in our new 17/18 season

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung nmz-news: Ein Anflug von Weltenharmonie – Jordi Savall in der Alten Oper Frankfurt https://goo.gl/fb/xgt75z

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Photo credit: Marco Borggreve

(Written on January 26, 2017 )

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James Levine returns to the Metropolitan Opera podium

The Met’s music director conducts his first performance on the New York company stage since damaging his spine two years ago

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang wins International Artist of the Year Classic BRIT Award

The Classic BRIT Award for International Artist of the Year will go to Chinese pianist Lang Lang, it has been announced. Les Misérables stars Samantha Barks and Alfie Boe will also perform at the ceremony on October 2nd

Classical music “gives calming feeling” to school corridors

A South London secondary school has started playing classical music in the corridors to make a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere at busy times

Random New Yorkers conduct orchestra on street corner

A New York orchestra pitched up on a street corner and simply put a sign up saying ‘Conduct Us’, and then filmed the results

The Guardian

My vision of Beethoven’s Fidelio

You won’t recognise the words, and you certainly won’t be expecting to see a string quartet suspended in cages, but my take on Fidelio is true to Beethoven’s spirit, writes Calixto Bieito

Is jazz good for babies?

When jazz musician Michael Janisch had his first child, he put the theories to the test with a specially recorded album

Nazi gold: does a music score hold the key to buried treasure?

Dutch film-maker starts excavations in Bavarian town, believing Martin Bormann’s annotations will lead him to Hitler’s diamonds

Music Week

Wimp to offer unlimited music in Thon hotels and restaurants

Owned by the Olav Thon Group, Thon Hotels will use WiMP strategically with different music profiles in various locations, such as the Thon Hotel Opera which has a dedicated classical music profile

Classical Music Magazine

Family Arts Festival puts orchestras centre stage

The first UK-wide arts festival for families will take place 18 October-3 November with a programme covering music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts

PR Week

Deadline extended for PRWeek ’30 under 30′ entries

The deadline has been extended to Tuesday 1 October for PRWeek’s annual search for the best young talent in the PR industry

Der Tagesspiegel

Putins Liebe zu Tschaikowsky

Am Montag sang Anna Netrebko an der Metropolitan Opera in New York in der Premiere von Tschaikowskys “Eugen Onegin”. Es gab Proteste: Weil die Oper sich nicht mit den Homosexuellen in Russland solidarisiert, die unter drastischen Strafen zu leiden haben, und weil Netrebko eine gute Freundin Putins ist

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(Written on September 25, 2013 )