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In today’s news: The Proms should stop ticket scandal, András Schiff talks about how ‘music should be an integral part of our lives,’ and Radio 3 launches Breakfast Carol Competition 2017. Opera about love story between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to open in 2020, Fazil Say receives music prize, and world premiere with Xavier de Maistre.

The Times

Richard Morrison: The Proms should stop this ticket scandal — or leave the Albert Hall

What is that scandal? In a nutshell, it’s about access and inclusivity. It is extremely hard to obtain aforesaid tickets if you go through the official channels, but very easy if you have a few thousand quid to spare and go to a ticket-resale website.

The Daily Telegraph

András Schiff interview: ‘Music should be an integral part of our lives’

“Today, music is taken off the curriculum because it is not considered a priority, but it should be an integral part of our lives. An integral part of our lives.”

Choir and Organ

Radio 3 launches Breakfast Carol Competition 2017

Radio 3 is inviting listeners and budding composers across the country are invited to write a new Christmas carol.

Classical Music Magazine

Final season of Hull 2017 revealed

The fourth season of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture has been announced.

The Strad

Violinist, quartet and double bassist in new intake of BBC New Generation Artists

BBC Radio 3’s young classical talent platform accepts Aleksey Semenenko, Quatuor Arod and Misha Mullov-Abbado

Limelight

The Simpsons’ composer fired after 27 years

Alf Clausen, responsible for some of the show’s most iconic songs, was told producers wanted “a different kind of music.”

NMZ

Musikpreis der Stadt Duisburg 2017 geht an den türkischen Pianisten Fazil Say

Der Pianist Fazil Say erhält den Musikpreis der Stadt Duisburg 2017.Klassik.com

Klassik.com

Festival vielsaitig präsentiert Riesengeige

Im Rahmen des Festivals “vielsaitig” wird morgen im Klosterhof St. Mang in Füssen die sogenannte Markneukirchener Riesengeige präsentiert.

Klassik Heute

Meisterkurs und deutsche Erstaufführung mit Xavier de Maistre

Das erste Forum N-Konzert der neuen Spielzeit steht ganz im Zeichen der Harfe: Bei der Uraufführung eines Werkes von Gordon Kampe sollen laut dem Komponisten „soviele Harfen wie möglich“ mitspielen.

France Musique

Un opéra sur l’histoire d’amour entre Frida Kahlo et Diego Rivera

Aux Etats-Unis, un opéra relatant l’histoire d’amour entre Frida Kahlo et Diego Rivera est en cours d’écriture. La première de « The Last Dream of Frida and Diego » devrait avoir lieu en 2020.

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(Written on September 1, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news Ivan Hewett discusses the real reason why musicians should fear Spotify, and Richard Morrison looks at Hull’s reign as UK city of culture. Also, Classic FM look back at the Queen’s dedication to music throughout her record-breaking reign, and Max Richter’s SLEEP is to have it’s world premiere live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Why Music? weekend.

Telegraph

The real reason why musicians should fear Spotify

Are streaming services the saviour of recorded music, or are they sucking the life-blood from it?

The Times

Hull’s reign as UK city of culture is pointless without a legacy

Richard Morrison takes a look at the choice of Hull as the 2017 UK city of culture

Classic FM

The Queen of Music: How Queen Elizabeth II championed classical music

Even before her record-breaking 63-year reign began in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II was encouraging musicians from all walks of life. Here’s a stunning photographic review of her musical connections

Classical Music Magazine

LMP to donate profits to the Royal British Legion

The London Mozart Players will be donating 100% of the profits from two upcoming concert series at St John’s Smith Square to the Royal British Legion.

Classical Source

BBC Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection present all-night world premiere live broadcast of Max Richter’s “8 hour lullaby”

Today, BBC Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection announce a world premiere live broadcast of Max Richter’s ground-breaking and experimental new composition SLEEP, to be performed live from Wellcome Collection into the early hours of the morning as part of the Why Music? weekend.

BR Klassik

Veränderungen mit Nike Wagner

Unter dem Motto “Veränderungen” beginnt am Freitag das Beethovenfest in Bonn. Ein passendes Thema, denn das künstlerische Programm konzipierte heuer erstmals die neue Intendantin Nike Wagner. Mehr Kammermusik, mehr Tanzprojekte und mehr Uraufführungen sind unter anderem geplant.

Der Tagesspiegel

Riccardo Chailly beendet Engagement in Leipzig

Seit 2005 ist er Kapellmeister des Gewandhausorchesters, nun verlässt der Dirigent Riccardo Chailly Leipzig. Seine letzten Konzerte dirigiert er im Juni 2016.

Die Welt

Clemens Trautmann übernimmt Deutsche Grammophon

Clemens Trautmann, Büroleiter bei Axel Springer, wird ab 1. Dezember 2015 neuer Präsident des traditionsreichen Klassik-Edellabels Deutsche Grammophon. Und Klarinette spielen kann er auch.

France Musique

Riccardo Chailly élu meilleur chef d’orchestre du monde par la critique

Un jury de critiques musicaux professionnels réuni par Bachtrack vient de dévoiler son palmarès mondial. Le gagnant dans la catégorie “meilleur chef d’orchestre” est Riccardo Chailly, suivi de près par SImon Rattle. La palme du meilleur orchestre au monde revient aux Berliner Philharmoniker.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Zambello: Her Ring Going East, She Returns West

Francesca Zambello is in town again, multitasking as usual. The artistic director of Washington National Opera (and of the Glimmerglass Festival) has directed opera for many of the the world’s major companies.

Twitter

Guardian Classical: Why Jarvis Cocker is making waves at the Proms

Classic FM: Incredible Baroque fugues based on themes by ​, & ​:

Sinfini Music: Lots of ppl retweeting ‘s powerful 2006 speech to the about classical music. Read it now:

(Written on September 4, 2015 )

Classic FM 

Nicola Benedetti’s viral violin concerto 

Nicola Benedetti releases a new album of film music.

Author wants return of ‘Derry Stradivarius’ 

A Derry author is leading the campaign to have an antique Stradivarius violin returned to the city in time for the City of Culture celebrations.

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

Some more black holes at the Olympics 

Readers have spotted further omissions from the BBC credits at the closing ceremony.

Husband’s pics of boss’ girlfriend set Salzburg tongues wagging 

The husband of festival boss’ girlfriend has emerged

Good man: Edinburgh luthier fixes Iraqi orch’s instruments for free 

Finding the instruments of the Iraqi Youth Orchestra in poor repair, local Luthier Neil Kristof Ertz fixed the instruments for free.

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Jonas Kaufmann vs Angela Merkel

Violinist and Tenor were among 37 prominent Germans invited by the Süddeutsche Zeitung this weekend to put questions to the Chancellor.

Guardian Music Blog 

A guide to John Cage’s music 

Tom Service guides us through the music of John Cage.

Gramophone 

Harry Christophers, Khatia Buniatishvili, and Wells Cathedral School

In this month’s edition of the Gramophone Podcast, James Jolly meets pianist Khatia Buniatishvili and Harry Christophers.

(Written on August 14, 2012 )

The Telegraph

Hay Festival 2012: Sir Simon Rattle’s ‘ideal state’

Conductor Simon Rattle gives advise to amateurs and defines his “ideal state”.

Royal College of Music Chamber Choir: ‘Grit and determination kept us singing’

Sodden but unbowed, the Royal College of Music Chamber Choir encapsulated Sunday’s jubilant spirit.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow: in perfect harmony for Queen and country

Andrew Lloyd Webber, doyen of musical theatre, reveals how he joined pop star Gary Barlow and TV choirmaster Gareth Malone to honour ‘an extraordinary monarch’.

LA Times

Valley and Soka performing arts centers set for second season

Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge and Soka Performing Arts Center at Soka University in Aliso Viejo have ambitions for sophomore year.

Leif Ove Andsnes warms up for Ojai Music Festival

The pianist, music director for the 66th edition, will perform with Marc-Andre Hamelin.

Classical Music Magazine

Clandeboye’s former young musicians to return to celebrate tenth festival

Booking has opened for the tenth Clandeboye Festival, taking place 13 – 18 August at the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava’s Clandeboye estate near Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Camerate Ireland launches Derry-Londonderry as UK City of Culture 2013

Camerata Ireland and its artistic director Barry Douglas launched the musical programme for Derry-Londonderry’s year as the first UK City of Culture with a concert on 30 May in one of the city’s historic churches, Christ Church.

The Guardian

A guide to Oliver Knussen’s music

Oliver Knussen’s music packs as much incident and expression into mere minutes than some composers manage in a lifetime.

Mystery of the maestros: what are conductors for?

How do conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle and Valery Gregiev work?

Alfred Deller: a voice from the past

On the centenary of the great countertenor’s birth his grandson recalls how he came to know and love his music.

Tel Aviv Wagner concert cancelled after wave of protest

University cancels booking, saying performance of works by Hitler’s favourite composer would offend Holocaust survivors.

The Independent

Moved by the tragedy behind Berlioz’s Troy story

David McVicar talks about the huge challenge of staging Les Troyens.

Opening ceremony orchestra is silenced

Musicians in the London Symphony Orchestra will have to mime their performance in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics because a live performance is deemed too risky.

Gramophone

Linn Records teams with Universal Music to distribute Studio Master downloads

Back catalogue masterpieces and current titles made available in high-quality digital format.

Australian string quartet acquire rare set of Guadagnini instruments

Matching instruments worth millions on permanent loan to the ensemble.

Financial Times

Making a noise, in its quiet way

As Scottish Opera turns 50, what does the future hold for the company?

 

(Written on June 6, 2012 )