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In today’s news: Protest violinist and former El Sistema student Wuilly Arteaga released from custody in Venezuela, and Joyce DiDonato performs with refugee children in Greece. Michael Haensel has died, Baltic Sea Philharmonic on tour, and “Bundesakkordeonorchester” receives partnership with “Deutscher Musikrat.”

Classical Music Magazine

Gramophone announces 2017 Awards shortlist

The Awards will mark their 40th anniversary in 2017 with a ceremony at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2, which will be streamed live by medici.tv.

The Violin Channel

Candidates Announced for Germany’s 2017 ARD International Violin Competition

Open to violinists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2000, the 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 (US $11,500).

The Strad

Protest violinist Wuilly Arteaga released from custody in Venezuela

Wuilly Arteaga, a former El Sistema student who has become known worldwide for taking his violin on street demonstrations in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, was arrested and detained three weeks ago, attracting a number of petitions for his release.

Music Business Worldwide

Gustavo Lopez exits Universal after 21 years, launches talent uno for Latin music.

Long-serving Universal Music executive Gustavo Lopez has officially left the major after 21 years to launch his own services company in Los Angeles.

Classic FM

Joyce DiDonato performs with refugee children in Greece

The opera singer has been working with El Sistema Greece on workshops with refugee children from countries including Afghanistan and Syria: ‘El Sistema is building a cultural revolution here, through music education.’

Broadway World

Andrew Lloyd Webber Strikes Deal for Musical Theatre Advancement in China

Andrew Lloyd Webber will be expanding his musical theatre empire into China, starting with a Chinese makeover of his hit musical, Tell Me On A Sunday.

Limelight

Robot conductor to lead Italian orchestra in Bocelli concert

The humanoid robot YuMi will conduct the Lucca Philharmonic in an operatic highlights concert in Pisa. 

Klassik.com

Früherer Intendant des Ludwigshafener Pfalzbau-Theaters gestorben

Der Regisseur und Schauspieler Michael Haensel ist im Alter von 73 Jahren nach langer, schwerer Krankheit gestorben.

Klassik Heute

Baltic Sea Philharmonic und Kristjan Järvi auf Tournee

Das Baltic Sea Philharmonic und Kristjan Järvi touren ab dem 19. August durch Schweden, Deutschland und Italien mit Folkmusik-inspirierten Werken von Strawinsky, Rachmaninow und Arvo Pärt. 

Deutscher Musikrat

Bundesakkordeonorchester erhält Privilegierte Partnerschaft des Deutschen Musikrates

Auf einstimmigen Beschluss des Präsidiums hat der Deutsche Musikrat die Privilegierte Partnerschaft an das Bundesakkordeonorchester vergeben.

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The Strad: Wuilly Arteaga

(Written on August 17, 2017 )

In today’s news, The National Endowment for Music aims to support pupils’ musical ability by donating £1 million to the Arts Council of Wales to aid after-school music services that were affected by cuts. Frank Ocean tackles the topic of artist ownership at the Grammy’s, and the Welsh National Opera is to establish a fully integrated international opera school at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Valentin Uryupin wins Sir Georg Solti Conducting Competition, and Anne Midgette takes a look at the relevance of opera in correlation with the modern human psyche.

BBC

£1m endowment fund for children to take up music

A new £1m fund to encourage children to become musicians has been announced by the Welsh Government.

The Washington Post

How to survive the next four years on social media? Opera can help.

We are living in operatic times. Forget what you’ve heard about opera being remote and elitist. Opera is also the art form that, perhaps more than any other, specializes in heightened emotion, and in finding ways to communicate it. And heightened emotion, and big feelings, are the order of the day, everywhere you look.

The Guardian

Facing the music: conductor Daniele Rustioni

From a teenage obsession with Wagner to the inspirational Giulini and the daily necessity of Bach, the conductor shares his musical passions

Music Business Worldwide

FRANK OCEAN LETS RIP AT THE GRAMMYS. AND REALLY, WHO CAN BLAME HIM?

In the coming days, we’ll ponder what this means for the future of artist empowerment and the ultimate fate of major record companies.

Rhinegold

RWCMD and WNO to launch opera school

Welsh National Opera (WNO) is to establish a fully integrated international opera school at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), enabling emerging artists to receive teaching from the College’s staff, members of WNO and leading figures from the wider opera world.

The New York Times

Adele Dominates the Grammys; Beyoncé Stops the Show

Adele swept the 59th annual Grammy Awards with her album “25,” an enormous hit around the world, in a night that shut out Beyoncé from the major awards and also featured reverent tributes and, at times, pointed political commentary.

Die Zeit

Die anderen nannten es Singen

Er hatte die wohl kühnste, unglaublichste Stimme des Jazz: Al Jarreau zeigte den Deutschen das Scatten und sie liebten ihn dafür. Ein Nachruf.

Klassik

Valentin Uryupin gewinnt Sir Georg Solti Dirigentenwettbewerb

Der russische Dirigent Valentin Uryupin hat den ersten Preis beim 8. Dirigentenwettbewerb Sir Georg Solti in Frankfurt am Main gewonnen. Die Auszeichnung für den 31-Jährigen ist mit 15.000 dotiert.
Musik heute

Grammy für deutsche Sopranistin Dorothea Röschmann

Die 49-Jährige erhielt den Musikpreis am Montag in Los Angeles für ihr Liederalbum “Schumann & Berg”, aufgenommen mit der britisch-japanischen Pianistin Mitsuko Uchida.

NRK

Universal kjøper rettigheter til Prince

Plateselskapet Universal har kjøpt rettighetene til flere av Prince sine album. I avtalen skal selskapet også få tilgang til materiale som ikke har vært utgitt.

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Classical Music News Jonas Kaufmann ends London residency with second cancellation
Classic FM  John Williams won his 23rd Grammy Award, and they played the wrong music.
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Image: RWCMD

(Written on February 13, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Violist Gerhard Marschner has been promoted to the new Principal Violist of The Vienna Philharmonic, effective from September 2017. Decca launches publishing division, and appoints Natasha Baldwin as head of the division. Also, Hungarian cellist István Várdai has been granted an extended loan of the ‘Du Pré-Harrell’ Stradivari.

Classical Music Magazine

Barbican celebrates record breaking year

The Barbican programmed a record breaking 3,910 arts and learning events over the 2015/16 season.

The Violin Channel

Vienna Philharmonic Promotes New Principal Violist From Within

The Vienna Philharmonic has today announced the appointment of 32 year old Viennese violist Gerhard Marschner as their new Principal Violist.

Music Week

Decca launches new publishing division, Natasha Baldwin appointed SVP

Decca has announced the launch of a new publishing division, with former Imagem executive Natasha Baldwin joining the company to head up the department. Opening this week, Decca Publishing will look to compliment the classical division of Universal Music Publishing.

The Strad

István Várdai receives ‘Du Pré-Harrell’ Stradivarius cello on extended loan

Hungarian cellist István Várdai has been granted an extended loan of the ‘Du Pré-Harrell’ Stradivari, purchased recently by a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous.

El Pais

Años de peregrinaje

Un volumen reúne por fin en español los ensayos completos del pianista Alfred Brendel.

Klassik.com

Bundesverdienstkreuz für Generalsekretär des Deutschen Musikrats

Prof. Christian Höppner, Präsident des Deutschen Kulturrates und Generalsekretär des Deutschen Musikrates, hat das Bundesverdienstkreuz erhalten.

nmz

Dresdens Theaterszene bekommt neue Spielstätten

Die Dresdner Theaterszene erhält an diesem Freitag auf einen Schlag vier neue Bühnen. Das frühere Kraftwerk Mitte wurde mit rund 100 Millionen Euro als Musentempel hergerichtet. Künftig residieren dort die Staatsoperette und das Theater Junge Generation (TJG).

Kein Vertrauen mehr: Trierer Stadtrat wählt Kulturdezernenten ab

Das unkontrollierte Schuldenwachstum am Trierer Theater hat nun auch Kulturdezernent Thomas Egger (SPD) den Job gekostet. Im Trierer Stadtrat wurde der Jurist am Montagabend abgewählt. Begründung: Das Gremium habe das Vertrauen in Eggers Arbeit verloren.

Musik Heute

Jonas Kaufmann verteidigt Spitze der Klassik-Charts

Die CD “Dolce Vita” von Jonas Kaufmann bleibt an der Spitze der deutschen Klassik-Charts. Daneben platziert der Tenor noch drei weitere Tonträger in den Top 20, wie GfK Entertainment am Dienstag in Baden-Baden mitteilte.

Codex Flores

Wirkung gedehnter Zeit als Forschungsprojekt

Der Europäische Forschungsrat unterstützt das Projekt «Slow Motion: Transformations of Musical Time in Perception and Performance» von Clemens Wöllner vom Institut für Systematische Musikwissenschaft der Universität Hamburg.

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Help Musicians UK @HelpMusiciansUK In response to our ‘Can Music Make You Sick?’ survey results, we hope to the launch a nationwide service in early 2017 to support musicians. https://twitter.com/NoiseyMusic/status/808854043703574528

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet Painting with the colours of the orchestra. Tchaikovsky, of course:

Kallaway @kallawaylive The Arts Desk visits ‘the world’s best concert hall” @theartsdesk @MupaBudapest http://bit.ly/2hkTXE9

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Photo: Decca Publishing Natasha Baldwin

(Written on December 14, 2016 )

In today’s news, the BBC is calling for amateur musicians to perform at the Proms, the New York City Opera announces its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy & Graham Parker announced to become the new president of Universal Classics USA. Also, Spotify surged 80% last year to nearly €2bn and Yamaha offers free Clavinova lessons.

BBC News

Amateur musicians to play Last Night of the Proms

The BBC is calling for amateur musicians to perform Bizet’s Toreador song, from Carmen, at the Proms. A “virtual orchestra” will be created to play the piece, conducted by Marin Alsop and supported by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

Daily Mail

NYC Opera announces 1st full season after bankruptcy

The revived New York City Opera announced its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy, planning 28 performances of six works in 2016-17 that include the U.S. debut of Antonio de Literes’ “Los Elementos” and area premieres of Peter Eotvos’ “Angels in America” and Tobin Stokes’ “Fallujah.”

WQXR

Graham Parker, WQXR GM, to Head Universal Classics, USA

Tuesday morning, the general manager at WQXR, Graham Parker, announced that after six years at New York Public Radio, he will be stepping down to become the president of Universal Classics, U.S.A. Music.

The Guardian

Spotify revenues surge 80% to more than £1.5bn

Revenues at Spotify, the world’s biggest music streaming service, surged 80% last year to nearly €2bn (£1.5bn) but losses widened as it invested heavily amid tough competition from the likes of Apple Music and Tidal.

Classical Music Magazine

Yamaha offers free Clavinova lessons

Yamaha is offering free 45-minute Clavinova lessons throughout Saturdays and Sundays in June. During each one-to-one session, a Yamaha pianist will demonstrate the features of the Clavinova which can help pianists to learn and improve.

The Irish Times

Classical music: Printed programmes are a convention worth keeping

The world of the classical concert is a highly ritualised affair. The dress code for performers is as formal as it is for weddings, although there are, of course, performers who shun it. Austrian pianist Friedrich Gulda took shunning to an extreme when he once appeared on stage nude.

Classicalite

New Book ‘Sounds and Sweet Airs’ Details Female Composers Consigned to Oblivion

Anna Beer’s new book, Sounds and Sweet Airs: The Forgotten Women of Classical Music, highlights overlooked but important female composers of the classical music genre.

The Telegraph

Royal Opera’s Oedipe is yet another revived gem to thank Kasper Holten for

Those who deplore the current vogue for shock-horror productions may be rejoicing at the early departure next year of the Royal Opera’s Director Kasper Holten, but there are several things to thank him for – notable among them being his commitment to programming fully staged performances of significant but unjustly neglected repertory of the 20th century.

Musik heute

Berliner Philharmoniker und Simon Rattle kämpfen für EU-Jugendorchester

Das Orchester in Berlin und sein Chefdirigent in München – gleich doppelt haben die Berliner Philharmoniker am Dienstag gegen eine Auflösung des European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) protestiert.

Klassikinfo.de

Große Abwanderung beim Bayerischen Staatsballett

Nach dem Ende der Spielzeit 2015/2016 wird Ivan Liška nach 18 Jahren sein Amt als Direktor des Bayerischen Staatsballetts an Igor Zelensky übergeben. Mit Liška werden sich einige bekannte Gesichter von der Bühne des Nationaltheaters und vom Münchner Publikum verabschieden.

Klassik.com

Nordrhein-Westfalen fördert Musikhochschule Detmold mit 14 Millionen Euro

Das Land Nordrhein-Westfalen fördert die Hochschule für Musik Detmold in den nächsten sieben Jahren mit rund 14 Millionen Euro.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Bad news for Boston criticism

Classic FM @ClassicFM The 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic are playing tangos on our Album of the Week:

BR_Klassik @BR_KLASSIK 25. Mai 1887: Die Opéra-Comique in Paris steht in Flammen

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Photograph: AFP / Getty Images

(Written on May 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, there’s backlash in musical circles in the wake of the Super Bowl halftime show and Ojai Music Festival announces five future music directors. Also, violinist Itzhak Perlman to perform on Fiddler on the Roof Broadway recording, Korea’s classical music scene is buzzing and Decca Classics announce new senior management duo

The Washington Post

Why classical music fans are upset at orchestra’s Super Bowl spotlight

There’s been much backlash in musical circles in the wake of the Super Bowl halftime show

Classical Music Magazine

Ojai Music Festival announces five future music directors

California’s Ojai Music Festival, one of the most important events in the contemporary music calendar, has named its music directors for the next five years

The Strad

Violinist Itzhak Perlman to perform on Fiddler on the Roof Broadway recording

Violinist Itzhak Perlman has recorded a special bonus track for the forthcoming Broadway cast recording of Fiddler on the Roof

International Arts Manager

Universal Music’s Decca Classics announce new senior management duo

Alexander Buhr has been appointed managing director of famed London-based recording label, Decca Classics, succeeding Paul Moseley who moves up to senior vice president of strategic content and partnerships, Global Classics

The Korea Herald

Korea’s buzzing classical music scene

A classical music craze has swept over the country ever since young pianist Cho Seong-jin’s historic win at last year’s International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition

Die Welt

Thielemann neuer Schirmherr des Instrumentalwettbewerbes

Dirigent Christian Thielemann wird neuer Schirmherr des Internationalen Instrumentalwettbewerbes Markneukirchen

Musik-heute

Stuttgarter Opernintendant: Kommission für Schoner

Der Nachfolger des Stuttgarter Opern-Intendanten Jossi Wieler könnte gefunden sein

NMZ

Deutsch-polnische Musikfesttage widmen sich Kontrasten

Unter dem Motto «Kontraste» finden vom 4. bis zum 17. März die deutsch-polnischen Musikfesttage statt

Le Monde

Millepied  à l’Opéra de Paris : il était une fin

Sobre, les traits un peu creusés, Benjamin Millepied a présenté, mercredi 10 février, sa nouvelle saison 2016-2017

Washington Post

At 100, orchestra has a midlife crisis

On Thursday, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th birthday

BBC

Jimi Hendrix house retuned for future

They’re two properties side-by-side in one of London’s most exclusive districts

Twitter

Classical Diary @ClassicalDiary Mark Wigglesworth: @E_N_O needs to innovate to survive, that’s what the company stands for. theguardian.com/music/2016/feb…pic.twitter.com/pqeGepXTGn

Entrepreneur @Entrepreneur 50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You to Do Anything entm.ag/1INvpiV

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1830 Birth of German #composer Hans Bronsart VON #SCHELLENDORF #MusicHistory #classicalmusicpic.twitter.com/0gRtPHfNVd

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Itzhak Perlman/ The Strad

(Written on February 11, 2016 )

Classical News

Telegraph

Anna Magdalena Bach: a forgotten genius?

If JS Bach’s wife composed some of his best-known pieces, it will put a bomb at the heart of the Western musical tradition

Violin teacher Suzuki is the biggest fraud in music history, says expert

Japanese music teacher behind the Suzuki method has been unmasked as a liar and a fraud

Pizzicato

Opéra Comique In Paris To Sell 4.000 Costumes

As part of its tercentenary, Opéra Comique in Paris sells more than 4.000 costumes, mainly from its past seasons under the direction of Jérôme Deschamps, but also some older pieces.

The Sydney Morning Herald

161-year-old Philharmonic faces closure after council grant snub

One of Australia’s oldest arts institutions is facing closure after the City of Melbourne cut off its annual funding.

News Letter

We’re not elitist, says Ulster Orchestra musician

A violinist for the Ulster Orchestra has appealed to the public to get behind a campaign to save it — and insisted that his own working-class origins show it is not elitist.

Klassik.com

Gregor Gysi trägt rechtliche Bedenken bei Wagner-Stiftungsrat vor

Der Fraktionschef der SED-Nachfolgepartei “Die Linke” im Bundestag, Gregor Gysi, hat bei einer Sitzung des Stiftungsrats der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung rechtliche Bedenken zum neuen Mietvertrag des Festspielhauses Bayreuth vorgetragen.

Früher Tod des Pianisten Christopher Falzone

Der US-amerikanische Pianist Christopher Falzone ist überraschend im Alter von 29 Jahren gestorben; die Todesursache ist nicht bekannt.

KuturPort.de

20 Jahre Internationales Opernstudio in Hamburg

Was ist die spezifische Aufgabe eines Internationalen Opernstudios?

Codex Flores

Inkinen Chefdirigent der Prager Symphoniker

Pietari Inkinen übernimmt im September 2015 die Position als Chefdirigent der Prager Symphoniker.

Ruzicka wird Alleingeschäftsführer der Osterfestspiele Salzburg

Peter Ruzicka, der frühere Intendant der Salzburger Festspiele, ist per Juli 2015 zum Alleingeschäftsführer der Osterfestspiele Salzburg ernannt worden.

The New York Times

A Composer Has Faith in His Show

‘Amazing Grace,’ a Faith-Based Musical, Aims at Broadway

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Barbican Centre @Barbican Centre: ‘A must for architecture buffs – Wim Wender’s film on the Berliner Philharmoniker is a standout’ 4* @60secmovies http://ow.ly/CVtHT

Classicalite @Classicalite: EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Steven Blier of #NYFOS on “Art Song on the Couch: Lieder in Freud’s Vienna”… the Song Recital http://www.classicalite.com/articles/12411/20141026/exclusive-classicalite-q-a-with-steven-blier-of-nyfos-on-art-song-on-the-couch-lieder-in-freud-s-vienna-%E2%80%A6-the-song-recital.htm?exe=reporter …

KlassikAkzente @klassikakzente: Bei Universal Music Backstage gibt es ab heute erstmals einen ganzen Konzertfilm von Daniil Trifonov zu sehen! http://www.klassikakzente.de/news/klassik/article:230493/tastenzauber-daniil-trifonov-live-im-konzert-bei-universal-music-backstage …

NPR Classical @nprclassical: Happy bday, D. Scarlatti! Watch harpist Yolanda Kondonassis play a sonata at the #nprtinydesk. http://n.pr/1EP7XMX

Members of the International Opera Studio, State Opera Hamburg 2014/15: Benjamin Popson, Anat Edri, Vincenzo Neri, Stanislav Sergeev, Christina Gansch und Daniel Todd. photograph: © Jörn Kipping.

Members of the International Opera Studio, State Opera Hamburg 2014/15: Benjamin Popson, Anat Edri, Vincenzo Neri, Stanislav Sergeev, Christina Gansch und Daniel Todd. photograph: © Jörn Kipping.

(Written on October 27, 2014 )

At 8pm last night BBC viewers and listeners everywhere were in for a treat…

In their first ever pan-channel broadcast the BBC launched BBC Music, an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives with a spectacular version of God Only Knows. The reworking of the song, originally by The Beach Boys, was performed by 27 musicians from all genres of music, uniting to create ‘The Impossible Orchestra’.

The launch of this new initiative shows the BBC’s strongest commitment to music in over 30 years. Bob Shennan, Director BBC Music, said: “This is an exciting moment for BBC Music as we launch to a global audience. With the 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra at its heart and comprising an array of iconic music stars, from a wide range of musical genres, this ‘impossible’ orchestra is a celebration of all the talent, diversity and musical passion found every single day throughout the BBC. Our audiences are very clear in their passion for music and that’s why BBC Music exists: to create, curate and celebrate music – for the love of it.”

God Only Knows features the song’s original writer and creator, Brian Wilson, alongside a list of world-famous musicians including Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Baaba Maal, Jamie Cullum, Gareth Malone, Jools Holland and, of course, the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Brian Wilson said that he felt “incredibly humbled that the BBC would choose God Only Knows to promote their new music initiative. All of the artists did such a beautiful job I can’t thank them enough. I’m just honoured that God Only Knows was chosen. God Only Knows is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written.”

The location of the film is also very special as the Alexandra Palace Theatre is the home of the first ever BBC broadcast over 90 years ago!

The song has now been released as a single in a first-time collaboration between Sony, Warner and Universal Music and all of the proceeds are going to BBC Children in Need. It is already available to download and will be in shops later in the week.

During 2013/14 the BBC has broadcast over 41,000 hours of musical content making it the world’s largest music broadcaster. This has included 600 classical music concerts a year on Radio 3, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and The Proms. BBC Four is also the biggest commissioner of music documentaries in the UK.

Also this week, BBC Ten Pieces has launched in cinemas and on iPlayer as the BBC Learning team joins with over 200 partners and classical musicians to help inspire primary school children and introduce them to classical music. Approximately 100,000 children will see the film at over 300 screenings across the UK and eventually the DVD of the film will be made available to primary schools for free.

All information about BBC Music can be found on their new homepage.

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(Written on October 8, 2014 )

Guardian

I’ve found classical record buying nirvana – in Tokyo’s Tower Records

If you want a fix of actual tangible classical music product, there’s only one place to go, says Tom Service.

BBC Music Magazine

Daniel Barenboim launches new digital record label

Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has launched a digital-only record label in collaboration with Universal Music.

News Australia

Proposed Perth Opera House looks like lamb rack and a bunch of other unusual stuff too

A Perth architect has come up with a deliciously appetising design for an opera house in the West Australian capital that looks exactly like a rack of lamb.

Classical Music Magazine

Vienna State Opera launches ‘most sophisticated online streaming project’ yet

Thomas Adès’s widely acclaimed work The Tempest will be given its Austrian premiere during the Vienna State Opera’s 2014/15 season, during which what the VSO claims is the most sophisticated online live streaming project in the industry will be fully operational.

 

The Washington Post

John Shirley-Quirk, operatic bass-baritone, dies at 82

John Shirley-Quirk, one of the most admired operatic bass-baritones of the 20th century and a self-described “torchbearer” for his countryman, the English composer Benjamin Britten, died April 7 in a village near Bath. He was 82.

Berliner Zeitung

Barenboim setzt auf iTunes

Der Dirigent und die Berliner Philharmoniker gründen eigene Labels, um die Nachfrage anzukurbeln. „Peral“ verkauft aber keine CDs mehr, sondern Musik nur noch über iTunes.

Concerti

„Die Welt ist abhanden gekommen“

Elitärer Zirkel? Intendanten und Musiker diskutieren, wie sie Konzerte für mehr Menschen öffnen können. Es wird Zeit, dass sie auch handeln

Le Figaro

Le stradivarius détrôné 

DÉCRYPTAGE – Une chercheuse, Claudia Fritz, a osé le test iconoclaste. Mis en concours à l’aveugle, le stradivarius cède sa suprématie aux violons modernes.

Classical Music on Twitter 

BBC Music Magazine@MusicMagazine Are you an amateur ensemble with a concert in July? Please let us know, so we can publish details in the mag!: overtoyou@classical-music.com

nprmusic@nprmusic 10 Can’t-Miss Classical Music Festivals @nprclassical http://n.pr/1n7HgJW pic.twitter.com/DgkiuOGcV1

Sinfini Music@SinfiniMusic What are you doing tonight?@jonathanlennie says @Brooklyn_Rider are worth losing beauty sleep for http://bit.ly/1fSzePO @wigmore_hall

Sage Gateshead@sage_gateshead We currently have a vacancy for Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia (@RNSinfonia) and Classical Music Programme: http://sagegateshead.com/news-and-blogs/job-vacancies/director-of-royal-northern-sinfonia-and-classical/

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(Written on May 2, 2014 )

New York Times

A New Operatic Harmony in Berlin

Berlin’s two main opera houses, the Deutsche Oper and the Staatsoper, have a rivalry dating back to the cold war but recent changes suggest a new era of cooperation.

Guardian

Funding cuts force merger of Germany’s SWR Symphony and Stuttgart Radio Orchestras

As of 2016, “the SWR Symphony Orchestra, based in Freiburg and Baden-Baden, is merging with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, thanks to a combination of budgetary cuts at the radio organisation that pays for both of them and what musicians in Germany call the ‘cultural barbarity’ of the radio bosses.”

BT to add music service to TV offerings

BT is to launch a music streaming and karaoke service backed by the world’s largest music company, Universal Music. The service will initially offer the equivalent of about 150 albums of music tracks, which subscribers can listen to through their BT TV service.

Huffington Post

Orchestra Moving to the Internet

Leonard Slatkin, conductor of the Detroit Symphony orchestra, writes about how internet broadcasting of concerts has helped them bounce back after their six month strike and financial troubles.

Telegraph

Dressing up, dressing down: does it affect how many come to concerts?

Stephen Hough discusses concert dress, accessibility and the theatre of the concert hall.

Gramophone

Linn offers festive gift of 24 days of free high-resolution music downloads

The hi-fi manufacturer, whose Linn Records label won Gramophone’s Label of the Year in 2010, is celebrating the festive season with free Studio Master high-resolution music downloads from the beginning of December until Christmas.

Der Tagesspiegel

Das ist mein Lebenswerk hier

Staatsopern-Maestro Daniel Barenboim spricht im Interview über die „Trovatore“-Premiere mit Placido Domingo und Anna Netrebko, über Berlin und seinen baldigen Abschied von Mailand. Und er bricht eine Lanze für Sasha Waltz und ihre Tanzcompagnie, die Berlin unbedingt halten sollte.

New York Times

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(Written on November 29, 2013 )

The Times

Modern music set for a Keyboard Breakdown

The first London Contemporary Music Festival shows all the signs of being good for music but bad for pianos

The Guardian

Glyndebourne 2013: Baroque à la française

The role of pioneer is a familiar one for conductor William Christie…

Universal Music and Russell Simmons to launch YouTube-focused music label

Def Jam founder, fellow music exec Steve Rifkind and AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins involved in All Def Music

The Independent

An ear to the future: Bringing classical music into the 21st-century

At the Bristol Proms, all manner of techno-wizardry – from 3D visuals to digital art – is being deployed to lure in new audiences, says Jessica Duchen

Gramophone

Bryn Terfel extends DG contract and launches ‘Snowdonia Records’

A new joint venture to identify and record new musical talent – both in Britain and internationally

Classic FM

Bill Bailey appointed Youth Music Ambassador

Successful comedian and accomplished musician Bill Bailey is putting his talents to good use in support of the music charity.

Classical Music Magazine

Musicians’ Union celebrates 120th anniversary

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year with the launch of a two-day conference in Manchester where the union was formed.

Die Zeit

Im Herzen das größte Grauen

Vor drei Jahren erregte der “Fall Eggebrecht” Aufsehen: Aufgedeckt wurde, dass der Musikwissenschaftler Mitglied der mörderischen Feldgendarmerie der Wehrmacht war. Doch die Aufarbeitung kommt erst jetzt in Gang.

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The Independent

(Written on July 24, 2013 )