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In today’s news: Festival of Ancient Music in Regensburg, and Japanese honorary award for principal conductor Ryusuke Numajiri. Record sales for the San Diego Symphony, and United Airlines staff ‘wrestled’ violin from musician. The BBC Philharmonic announces 2017/18 season.

BBC News

WWI soldier’s violin played at his grave

A violin made by a soldier killed in battle during World War One has been played at his grave on the eve of the 100th anniversary of his death

Classic FM

United Airlines staff ‘wrestled’ violin from musician in airport altercation

According to a statement from violinist Yennifer Correia’s lawyer, a United Airlines supervisor attempted to use physical force to remove her instrument from her

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Philharmonic announces 2017/18 season

The BBC Philharmonic’s 2017/18 season will see the orchestra bid farewell to chief conductor Juanjo Mena after seven years, and welcome John Storgårds and Ben Gernon as chief guest conductor and principal guest conductor respectively

NMZ

Feine Erschütterungen und großes protestantisches Sakral-Kino: Tage Alter Musik Regensburg 2017

Wenn die Regensburger Tage Alter Musik als Seismograph der Szene funktionieren, dann sind da in letzter Zeit keine größeren Erdbeben zu verzeichnen gewesen.

Klassik.com

Japanischer Verdienstorden für Lübecker Chefdirigent Ryusuke Numajiri

Der Generalmusikdirektor der Hansestadt Lübeck, Ryusuke Numajiri, hat vom japanischen Staat die Ehrenauszeichung “Medaille am violetten Band” (Shiju hōshō) erhalten.

Musik Heute

Frankfurter Bühnensanierung wird teuer

Ein Neubau der maroden Städtischen Bühnen in Frankfurt könnte einem Gutachten zufolge bis zu 889 Millionen Euro teuer werden.

Pizzicato

Record Sales for the San Diego Symphony

The California based San Diego Symphony has announced a new sales record. In the 2016/17 season, their series Jacobs Masterworks generated revenues that are 15.6 percent higher than last year’s.

Le Monde

Victor Julien-Laferrière remporte le Concours Reine Elisabeth de Belgique

A 26 ans, le Français est le premier violoncelliste lauréat de la prestigieuse compétition internationale.

Twitter

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Zum erscheint unser 20. – so schnell geht das… Darin erzählt Cellist Markus Beul von seinen Lebenswegen!

Verleihung der Medaille am Violetten Band an Ryusuke Numajrii, © Imperial Household Agency

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(Written on June 7, 2017 )

 

In today’s classical news, pop music takes over classical choices on the popular BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs, and the Brook Street Band announce a new festival to take place in Norwich.  Trouble for travelling string players as another instrument is completely destroyed whilst flying, and the Kennedy Center breaks with tradition in announcing its 17/18 season.  After several cancellations, Jonas Kaufmann returns to open the Vienna Opera Ball, and Jaki Liebezeit has sadly passed away aged 78.

The Guardian

Roll over Beethoven: Desert Island Discs stars pick pop over classical

Guests of the BBC radio programme Desert Island Discs are abandoning classical music selections in favour of pop music and power ballads, according to a survey to mark the show’s 75th anniversary.

Rhinegold

Brook Street Band announces Handel festival

The Brook Street Band has announced its inaugural Handel festival, timed to coincide with the end of the ensemble’s 20th anniversary year. love: Handel will take place 22-23 April 2017 in Norwich, which currently lacks an early music festival.

The Violin Channel

Cello Student Seeking Help After Airline Completely Trashed Her Instrument

A Florida State University music student has set up a Go Fund Me page in an effort to replace her cello – which was destroyed on a recent United Airlines flight.

The Strad

Teenagers break Vienna Symphony viola player’s finger at metro station

Michael Buchmann was involved in an altercation with three young men over smoking on Saturday evening.

The Washington Post

Kennedy Center announces notable 2017-2018 classical season

The Kennedy Center broke with its season-announcement tradition by announcing its 2017-2018 classical music season — the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera and the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts — on Monday afternoon.

Broadwayworld

NYFOS to Open New York Philharmonic’s Tchaikovsky Fest with PYOTR THE GREAT

New York Festival of Song continues its NYFOS Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 20:00.

Spiegel ONLINE

Jaki Liebezeit ist gestorben

Er reduzierte sein Schlagzeugspiel, bis aus der Monotonie Groove wurde: Jaki Liebezeit war ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Gruppe Can, die als Krautrockband weltweiten Einfluss hatte. Nun ist er 78-jährig gestorben.

Pizzicato

Jonas Kaufmann singt beim Wiener Opernball

Monatelang hatte Jonas Kaufmann wegen einer Entzündung an den Stimmbändern seine Auftritte absagen müssen. Jetzt braucht er PR.

Musik Heute

Zwei Nachwuchsmusiker gewinnen Mendelssohn-Preis

Die Geigerin Diana Tishchenko und das Trio Marvin haben den Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb 2017 gewonnen.

Klassik.com

Dirigent Peter Ewaldt gestorben

Der Dirigent Peter Ewaldt ist tot. Er starb nach kurzer, schwerer Krankheit im Alter von 64 Jahren.

Le Monde

Dutilleux et son « Double » célébrés dans l’antre de Boulez

L’« année Dutilleux » s’est close samedi 21 janvier à la Philharmonie, à Paris, avec la « Deuxième Symphonie » en transe jazzy.

France musique

Une comédie musicale sur le harcèlement scolaire à l’Opéra Bastille

Du 21 au 28 janvier, une comédie musicale aborde le thème du harcèlement à l’école, avec humour et gravité, à l’Opéra Bastille.

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Music History @today_classical  in 1705 Birth of Italian Carlo

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Photograph: The Brook Street Band

(Written on January 24, 2017 )