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Last night, Kat, Olivia, James and Eliza attended the BBC Music Magazine Awards at Kings Place in London.

After a couple of glasses of fizz, we began the awards ceremony.  Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music Magazine, hobbled on stage to open proceedings, explaining how crowd-surfing at a Couperin-fuelled rave was the cause of his broken ankle a month before. Oliver then introduced his co-presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch, (standing in for James Naughtie), and things got underway.  See below for a summary of winners.

We were especially delighted to attend to see our client, Accentus Music, pick up the Best DVD Award.  Paul Smaczny, Director of Accentus Music and producer of the winning release of Berg’s Wozzeck was there to accept the award.  He gave his heartfelt thanks to his team, and read the following from soloist Christian Gerhaher:  “I feel so incredibly satisfied that this Wozzeck production, which was—and every director should please forgive me—the most exhilarating in my life, receives the greatest acclamation. The result of visualising this extraordinary staging in that simple but nearly fully conveying way is just admirable. It brings to life the wonderful months that we and the audience spent with Berg’s masterwork one and half years ago. I would definitely call this a defining criterion of opera DVDs. Thank you all!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special guest presenters included all-round fahionista and style guru, Gok Wan, who recently released his own curated album of opera entitled ‘Gok’s Divas’.  Comedian Alastair McGowan tickled the audience with a series of stunning impressions and tenuous puns, before presenting Best Instrumental Award to Mahan Esfahani for his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. With his customary loud-mouth, Mahan gave an impassioned and thoughtful acceptance speech, leaving us with a call to action: ‘Extend classical music, and it will be limitless in what it gives back to you.’

Dame Joan Bakewell, who presented the Recording of the Year Award offered a thought-provoking address on the great value the BBC has in the classical music world, and the impact it had on her own appreciation of music. She announced the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Vasily Petrenko performing Tchaikovsky Symphonies as Recording of the Year.

Throughout the evening, a number of references were made to the Proms Launch, which takes place today. BBC Radio 3 Controller, Alan Davey, slightly let the cat out of the bag when he said there would be lots of concerts in a big round hall.  Unfortunately, we can’t confirm this at the moment, but watch this space.

Vocal Award Matthias Goerne, Synergy Vocals, BBC SO, Josep Pons

Opera Award Mozart Don Giovanni, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

Chamber Music Award Martinu Piano Trios, Smetana Trio

Orchestral Award Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Instrumental Award Bach Goldberg Variations, Mahan Esfahani, Deutsche Grammophon

DVD Award Berg Wozzeck, Christian Gerhaher, Opernhaus Zurich, Accentus Music

Newcomer Award Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos, Beatrice Rana, Antonio Pappano, Orchestra Dell-Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Concerto Award CPE Bach Cello Concertos, Nicolas Altstaedt, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo, Hyperion

Premiere Award Julian Anderson, Vladimir Jurowski, Carolin Widmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Choral Award Jonathan Harvey, Deo, The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha, Signum Records

Record of the Year Award  Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Many congratulations from all of us at WildKat PR to Accentus Music, and all the other winners! We’re looking forward to next year’s awards already.

 

(Written on April 20, 2017 )

In today’s news: Barbican and Classic FM have announced Shine, an event showcasing music and music education from around the world. A view inside of the fortepiano of the Berlin Philharmonic, and Lisa Batiashvili talks about Europe and integration. Learn about electronic-visionaire Wolfgang Voigt’s new album, and meet the artist who sings with nightingales. Twitter goes wild with classical music jokes at #ClickBaitASymphony.

The Guardian

Karl Marx comedy to kick off first season at new London theatre

Rory Kinnear to star as ‘broke, horny’ philosopher at 900-seat Bridge theatre run by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr

The Telegraph

Meet the man who sings with nightingales

No bird has a more potent mystique than the nightingale. Its mysterious habit of singing at night and its gorgeously liquid song have inspired awestruck speculation down the centuries.

Rhinegold

ABRSM announces free event to celebrate music education

ABRSM, Barbican and Classic FM have announced Shine, an event showcasing music and music education from around the world

Petrenko and RLPO win top prize at BBC Music Magazine Awards

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) have won the BBC Music Magazine recording of the year award for their recording of Tchaikovsky’s first, second and fifth symphonies on Onyx Classics.  Accentus Music won Best DVD for Berg’s Wozzeck.

The Strad

Violist Masumi Per Rostad joins Eastman School of Music string faculty

The Japanese-Norwegian musician has performed as a member of the Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet since 2001

The Violin Channel

Kerr-Pool Karaoke with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Join Dallas Symphony Orchestra members, with Concertmaster Alex Kerr at the wheel, for their own very special Kerr-pool karaoke.

Der Tagesspiegel

Ein Blick ins Innere des Hammerflügels

Nirgendwo kann man den Berliner Philharmonikern so nahe kommen wie bei den Osterfestspielen in Baden-Baden. Eine Bilanz zum fünfjährigen Jubiläum.

Berliner Morgenpost

Regisseur Rolando Villazón erteilt Sängern keine Ratschläge

Startenor Rolando Villazón (45) will bei seiner Arbeit als Opernregisseur den Sängern keine Ratschläge geben. “Ich arbeite mit Kollegen, die wissen zu singen”, sagte Villazón am Mittwoch in Düsseldorf.

Spiegel Online

Es rauscht so schön

Ist das schon Klassik? Nach 17 Jahren Stille überwältigt Elektronik-Visionär Wolfgang Voigt mit einem neuen GAS-Album. Außerdem: Tom Schillings Gesangs-Debüt, Maximo Parks Comeback und Techno-Kunst von Actress.

Merkur

Batiashvili: „Ich habe Sorge um Europa“

Die Geigerin Lisa Batiashvili spricht im Interview über Integration, die Arbeit mit Putin-Freund Gergiev und die politische Wirkung von Musik.

The Washington Post

Russian pianist quarrels, attacks and fox trots in spectacular debut at the Phillips

Lukas Geniusas placed second at the Chopin International Competition in 2010, and again at the Tchaikovsky in 2015.

WXQR

Classical Comedy: Here are our 10 Fave #ClickBaitASymphony Tweets!

It’s just what it sounds like — denizens of Twitter turning your favorite classical tunes into headlines for delicious interweb content.

South China Morning Post

Who is the new Mrs Aaron Kwok? All about Moka Fang, model and actress who’s the bride of Canto-pop star

29-year-old first came to attention on a matchmaking variety show in China, and soon afterwards a book full of revealing photos of her was published and she appeared in an online series that resembled Sex and the City

Twitter

 And the DVD Award goes to Berg’s Wozzeck from Zurich Opera, conducted by Fabio Luisi (Accentus label).

17 Maestro move: Speranza wins her first big job

3  Jeffrey zum Ritter geschlagen

Rhinegold: Mark McNulty

(Written on April 20, 2017 )

Classical News

In our classical news today, Nicola Luisotti announces that he will leave San Francisco Opera, 19th century violin stolen after bomb evacuation and new luxury train in Ireland offers music entertainment. Also, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra announces its new season ‘Revolution’ and a rare Stradivarius is recorded for the first time.

KQED Arts

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti Leaving Post

Nicola Luisotti, music director for the San Francisco Opera (SF Opera) since 2009, announced Wednesday that he would be leaving the opera company after the 2017-2018 season, when his contract expires.

Stanford News

Stanford launches its first free online course in classical music appreciation

A new, free Stanford Online class that explores the early evolution of the string quartet and features classical music and commentary is now open for enrollment.

EveningStandard

This is how to get free piano lessons at St Pancras station

A top London pianist is to give free lessons on the public pianos in St Pancras station as she tries to spark a passion for music in children.

getSURREY

Bagshot musician ‘devastated’ after thieves stole sentimental 19th century violin

Sam Young is desperately trying to trace the instrument, which was a family heirloom, after thieves broke into his girlfriend’s car last weekend.

The Strad

Violinists and cellists to receive 2016 Tarisio Trust grants

Online instrument and bow auction house Tarisio has announced four of the recipients of its 2016 Tarisio Trust Young Artists Grants.

The Irish Times

Ireland’s new luxury train will have fiddling, flutes and fairy tales

The Irish Times got a sneak peek at the progress of work on Ireland’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

BBC News

Music News LIVE:Michael Buble vocal chord surgery

Michael Buble is taking a break from singing to have surgery on his vocal cords, cancelling two big upcoming events so he’s got time to “rest and recover”.

Classical Music Magazine

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2016/17 season

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016/17 season is themed ‘Revolution’. The theme encompasses landmark works by Bach, Berlioz, Stravinsky and The Beatles, as well as a Beethoven symphony cycle from chief conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Rare Stradivarius recorded for the first time

The rare 1725 ‘Chevillard King of Portugal’ Stradivarius cello will be heard on disc for the first time this month.

The Times

Mark Wigglesworth: ‘I experienced the classic emotions: sadness, anger, denial’

There is a faint smell of burning in Mark Wigglesworth’s flat, five floors up from one of the tiny alleys that criss-cross the district between Drury Lane and Leicester Square. The source of the odour isn’t a bridge being burnt, although one might imagine it, as the music director of English National Opera breaks his two-month silence on the subject of his resignation.

musikmarkt

Elbphilharmonie-Eröffnung: Verlosung lockt bereits 100.000 Teilnehmer

Nach zehn Jahren Bauzeit und fast 800 Millionen Euro Kosten wird am 11. und 12. Januar 2017 die Elbphilharmonie in Betrieb genommen. Die Betreiber verlosen insgesamt 900 Freikarten für die beiden Eröffnungskonzerte – was auf eine riesige Resonanz stößt.

nmz

Kein Platz für Vielfalt – VUT kritisiert öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunk

Der Verband unabhängiger Musikunternehmen e. V. (VUT) äußert scharfe Kritik an den öffentlich-rechtlichen Radiosendern in Deutschland.

pizzicato

Patrick Lange wird Generalmusikdirektor in Wiesbaden

Der 1981 geborene deutsche Dirigent Patrick Lange wird neuer Generalmusikdirektor  am Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

Twitter

 Klassik.com @klassikcom Cembalistin Huguette gestorben

BR-Klassik @BR_KLASSIK Kommentar zur Krise am : Das erste “Blaulicht-Theater” Deutschlands http://bit.ly/1rVSY1B

Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd #Conductor Nicholas Cleobury on venturing into a ‘rewarding, exciting but difficult profession’ http://bit.ly/1XBGgRG

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti Leaving Post. Photo credit: Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti Leaving Post. Photo credit: Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera

(Written on May 19, 2016 )

Capital Sounds is a major pan-European initiative marking the 40th anniversary of the EUYO.  The project will include concerts in every capital city of the European Union over the coming few years.  The idea behind the project is to champion unity through diversity – celebrating individual national cultures within a pan-European orchestral tradition.  The events will include keynote speeches by national leading cultural figures and joint performances with local youth ensembles, reflecting the local musical traditions of that country.

Capital Sounds will begin on the 7th August 2016 in Bratislava, for a joint celebration of Slovakia assuming the EU Presidency on the 1st July, and of EUYO’s 40th anniversary. The orchestra will then continue on to Slovenia, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands. Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko and EUYO Conductor Laureate Bernard Haitink will lead the orchestra, with repertoire to include Mozart, Haydn, Mahler and Bruckner.

One of the European Union’s great cultural institutions, the EUYO was founded as the European Community Youth Orchestra in 1976 by Joy and Lionel Bryer.  Since then it has been the leading orchestra for young musicians in the EU, providing an exceptional bridge between music colleges and the professional music world. Auditioning the best young musicians from every EU Member State is a rigorous process, taking several months every year to complete, but it means the EUYO can claim to be the only entity in Europe that represents and presents young cultural performers at a high level of excellence from all 28 EU countries.

You can find the EUYO on TwitterFacebook & YouTube 

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(Written on April 12, 2016 )

WildKat PR are excited to announce our new client European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO).

The European Union Youth Orchestra is one of the world’s pre-eminent symphony orchestras. Described by the UK Guardian as having “gripping, exhilaratingly good orchestral playing, surging with energy, laser-sharp focus and collective daring… [and] a technical prowess that is downright terrifying”, it has provided an exceptional bridge between music colleges and the professional music world for generations of Europe’s finest musicians since its foundation in 1976.

euyo-wildkat-prPhotograph: Sebastian Philipp

The EUYO have previously worked with many of the world’s greatest musicians including Daniel Barenboim, Leonard Bernstein, Sir Colin Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Svlatislav Rostropovich and particularly its three Music Directors and current Chief Conductor: Founding Music Director Claudio Abbado, former Music Director Vladimir Ashkenazy, former Music Director and current Conductor Laureate Bernard Haitink, and Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko.

A truly global brand, the EUYO has performed in most of the world’s major concert halls, notably at the Royal Albert Hall, the Musikverein, Carnegie Hall and the Boston Symphony Hall.

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We are very much looking forward to supporting the EUYO over the next few months. Keep checking the WildKat PR blog for updates as well as the website, Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on March 30, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that four of Scotland’s arts and education institutions will collaborate to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, a double bass is battered on a flight from Atlanta and Vasily Petrenko extends his contract with the Oslo Philharmonic. Also, The Western Gazette discusses the results of Armenia’s Classical Music Festival

Classical Music Magazine

Scottish arts institutions celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

Four of Scotland’s education and arts institutions will join forces for New Dreams, a programme of music, dance, drama and visual arts events in celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

Western Gazette

The 8th “Return” Classical Music Festival has summed up the results

The 8th “Return” Classical Music Festival, held owing to the support of Armenia’s leading telecommunications operator VivaCell-MTS, has become a unique cultural event for the Armenian audience and the foreign guests of the capital

BBC Music Magazine

Vasily Petrenko extends Oslo Philharmonic stay

In a year of major maestro moves from one orchestra to another, conductor Vasily Petrenko has bucked the trend by extending his contract with the Oslo Philharmonic until at least 2020

Classic FM

Double bassist ‘heartbroken’ after his instrument was mercilessly battered during a flight

Double bassist Colin Corner was flying from Atlanta with Southwest Airlines to play a concert in Rochester. His instrument did not have a good flight

Crescendo

Gustav Kuhn ist “Künstler des Jahres” in China

Gustav Kuhn ist für seine musikalischen Dienste in China mit einem der renommiertesten Auszeichnungen der chinesischen Musikszene ausgezeichnet worden

Pizzicato

Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt erhält Beethoven-Ring 2015

Der Beethoven-Ring 2015 geht an den Cellisten Nicolas Altstaedt. Das teilte der Vorsitzende der ‘Bürger für Beethoven’, Stephan Eisel mit

Klassik.com

Maler und Komponist Ernst Fuchs gestorben

Der österreichische Künstler Ernst Fuchs war vor allem als Maler und Mitbegründer der “Wiener Schule des Phantastischen Realismus” bekannt. Gleichzeitig war er als Komponist, Bühnenbildner, Grafiker, Bildhauer, Architekt, Autor und Philosoph tätig, weshalb er auch als “Universalkünstler” bezeichnet wurde

El Pais

La picadura de Ludovico Einaudi

Una picadura llevó a otra y así nació Taranta Project, obra reciente del prolífico y versátil pianista y compositor Ludovico Einaudi

Scherzo

Forma Antiqva en el Teatro Real

Forma Antiqva vuelve al mundo de la ópera durante el mes de diciembre, nada menos que en el Teatro Real de Madrid. Los hermanos Zapico se unen a un ensemble de la JORCAM para interpretar, bajo la dirección de Aarón Zapico

Twitter

BBC Radio 3:@BBCRadio3  If this is the image of Baroque grandeur, Bach’s overture would certainly be the soundtrack #EssentialClassics

Record Label A&R:@recordlabel_ar Prominent publishing company is looking for talented artists for publishing representation #musicpublishing http://bit.ly/1Ngezos

Royal College Music:@RCMLatest Thrilled to welcome back RCM alumna Alina Ibragimova, star of the 2015 @bbcproms, for a #violin masterclass today http://bit.ly/1WoI3s5

Vasily Petrenko BBC Music Magazine

Vasily Petrenko
BBC Music Magazine

 

(Written on November 10, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the ENO announces Glenn Close as star in Sunset Boulevard, and ‘Happy Birthday’ is ruled out of copyright. Also, The Guardian reveals career tips for opera singers, and reports on Met director Bartlett Sher’s decision not to use blackface in his new production of Otello

BBC

‘Happy Birthday’ ruled out of copyright

The company collecting royalties to ‘Happy Birthday To You’ does not hold a valid copyright to the song, a US federal judge has ruled

The Telegraph

Glenn Close to make West End debut in Sunset Boulevard

English National Opera announces Glenn Close to star in semi-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard

The Guardian

Career tips for opera singers

From selecting a teacher to cultivating your vocal strength, four opera singers offer some sound advice

The Guardian

Decision to scrap blackface from Otello not complicated, says Met director

Bartlett Sher says the cultural implications in the US made its use ‘completely unthinkable’ despite its persistence in performances of Verdi’s opera

Classic FM

Classic FM extends partnership with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

RLPO principal conductor Vasily Petrenko spoke to Classic FM’s Jane Jones backstage at the Royal Albert Hall about extending the partnership between the orchestra and the UK’s favourite classical music radio station.

klassik.com

Auszeichnung für soziales und kulturelles Engagement wird erstmals vergeben

Komponistenverband ehrt ehemaligen Bundesinnenminister Gerhart Baum

neuen musikzeitung

Musik-Dienst Deezer plant Börsengang

Der Musik-Streamingdienst Deezer setzt noch vor dem Marktführer Spotify zum Börsengang an.

Die Zeit

„Happy Birthday“ ist Allgemeingut

Ein US-Gericht hat klargestellt, dass das Urheberrecht an dem weltweit bekannten Geburtstagskind ungültig ist. Ein Musikkonzern hatte die Rechte seit 1988 beansprucht.

The New York Times

San Francisco Opera picks Matthew Shilvock, an insider, to be its leader

The San Francisco Opera mounted a 10-month international search to find a general director to succeed David Cockily when he steps down after this season.

Le Parisien

Chassol, la Martinique pour partition

Chez Chassol, pianiste inventif se promenant entre pop, jazz et musique concrète, la vidéo constitue la matière première dont il use pour composer une musique hypnotique et rendre hommage à ses origines martiniquaises.

Twitter

Classical Music ‏@ClassicalMusic_  :@BBCRadio3 to air the premiere live broadcast of @maxrichtermusic‘s SLEEP: http://bit.ly/1V8iZCd 

Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic  :The latest #OperaStrip gives #Stravinsky‘s The Rake’s Progress the graphic novel treatment: http://bit.ly/1JzZhsU 

BBC Radio 3 ‏@BBCRadio3  :”…music is an illusion of a better world.” La Divina Maria Callas speaking in 1958: http://bbc.in/1Wfguk1 

News 23rd Sep

Lloyd Webber and Glenn Close rehearsing Sunset Boulevard for the Los Angeles and New York production of the show which went onto win 7 Tony awards/The Telegraph

 

(Written on September 23, 2015 )

The Telegraph

Petrenko: I don’t believe women conductors are a distraction

Vasily Petrenko’s interview in which he appeared anti-women caused outrage. He defends himself in an interview with Adam Sweeting.

Classic FM Online

Studying music increases blood flow to the brain

30 minutes of musical training can increase blood flow to the left hemisphere of the brain, so says a new study carried out by the University of Liverpool.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir John Tomlinson to receive RPS Gold Medal

Bass Sir John Tomlinson has been named as the latest recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Gold Medal, the society’s highest honour.

The Daily Telegraph – Sydney

Adelaide philanthropist Diana Ramsay gives $510,000 towards Australian String Quartet’s Guadagnini cello

Adelaide arts benefactor Diana Ramsay has given $510,000 to the fundraising drive for the Guadagnini cello on loan to the Australian String Quartet.

Concerti

Interview Anne-Sophie Mutter: „Im August breche ich endlich nach Botswana auf“ 

Seit 25 Jahren kann Anne-Sophie Mutter und Lambert Orkis nichts trennen. Nun gehen die beiden auf „Silber-Tournee“ und erfüllen einen Kindheitstraum der Geigerin

Klassik Akzente

Max Richters “Vivaldi Recomposed” im Finale von Germany’s Next Top Model

Der Top 20 Walk ist ein Höhepunkt im Finale von Heidi Klums Germany’s Next Top Model. Die Modells werden dabei von den angesagtesten Stars und ihrer Musik begleitet. Diesmal tritt der britische Erfolgskomponist Max Richter mit “Vivaldi Recomposed” auf.

MDR

Semperoper mit neuem Leitungs-Team

Die traditionsreiche Semperoper in Dresden hat zwei leitende Positionen in ihrem Haus neu besetzt. Am Dienstag wurden Ronald Adler als Künstlerischer Berater und Anna Melcher als Chefdramaturgin vorgestellt.

Le Figaro

Les bons tuyaux de Cameron Carpenter

À 32 ans, le musicien bouscule le milieu de l’orgue avec un tout nouvel instrument, créé spécialement pour lui par le facteur du Massachusetts Marshall & Ogletree.

Classical Music on Twitter

TED Talks ‏@TEDTalks  “Classical music is for everybody.” A truly delightful music lesson: http://on.ted.com/sqxX

Philharmonic Society@RoyalPhilSoc We have shortlisted @Opera_North for their fantastic festival of Britten last year. Best of luck, only 4 days left to wait! #RPSMusicAwards

The Art Fund ‏@artfund What was Handel’s relationship with the British monarchy? Music for Royal occassions @FoundlingMuseum – closes 18 http://po.st/svL4PI

Michel van der Aa@vanderaanet Interestingly only 1 out of these 7 UK artistic directors picks a new opera as “best for first-timer” http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/09/inside-opera-live-why-opera-matters-uk-opera-chiefs #insideopera

Artsfundraising@artsfundraising Arts orgs in London, North & the South West: 1 week to go to apply to host a Fundraising Fellow! Deadline 16 May http://bit.ly/1fscJGU

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

(Written on May 9, 2014 )

The Times

Three Queens of opera join forces to revive the Tudor dynasty

For the first time in the UK Donizetti’s Three Queens will be performed complete — Tudormania is invading our opera houses.

Gramophone

British Film Institute celebrates Britten’s centenary

A series of films featuring Britten’s scores, adapted operas and documentaries will be screened at Southbank throughout September

The Guardian

Ministry of Sound sues Spotify for copyright infringement

Claims that Spotify has refused to delete users’ playlists that copy compilation albums.

Classic FM Online

Royal Opera House remembers Susan Chilcott with new album

Soprano Susan Chilcott is to be remembered on the 10th anniversary of her death with a new album of previously unheard performances.

The Independent

A spellbinding soundtrack to love, life and loss

Nessun Dorma’s appeal extends far beyond opera, says Jessica Duchen

The Telegraph

Gender should have nothing to do with the art of conducting

Following Vasily Petrenko’s controversial remarks that ‘men make better conductors’, Ivan Hewett argues that we must appreciate the cultural practice of conducting in a ‘non-gendered’ way.

The Big Proms Bear Hunt, Royal Albert Hall

Musical adaptation of Michael Rosen’s children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt at the Proms

Der Tagesspiegel

Berlin Music Week

Eine Löwin im Direktorenhaus: Katja Lucker

 

The Times

The Times

 

(Written on September 4, 2013 )

Classic FM Online

Music could make you fitter without exercising

Listening to your favourite pieces could improve the health of your heart even without doing any exercise, according to a new study

Ealiest portrait of Mozart revelaed?

Scholars are currently analysing a portrait thought to be of the young composer, painted around 1762

The Guardian

Male conductors are better for orchestras, says Vasily Petrenko

The principal conductor of the National Youth Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic causes a stir when making the comment that orchestras “react better when they have a man in front of them”

Gramophone

Southbank Centre unveils fully restored Royal Festival Hall organ

The fully restored and reinstalled Royal Festival Hall organ at London’s Southbank Centre has been unveiled following a successful campaign to raise £2.3m through a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and public donations

The New York Times

Lotfi Mansouri, 84, Opera Troupe Director, Dies

Lotfi Mansouri, the Iranian-born opera director and manager who ran the San Francisco Opera and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and pioneered the use of synchronous translations in performances, died on Friday at his home in San Francisco

The Telegraph

Last Night of the Proms: ‘All that flag-waving and rousing music. I can’t wait,’ says Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop explains why she’s so excited to be the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms – despite having to wear a wrist splint

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ich führe einen blutigen Kleinkrieg

Er ist der Salzburger Intendant mit der kürzesten Amtszeit. 2012 trat er mit einem opulenten Programm an, beendet wurde Alexander Pereiras Vertrag schon vor der Spielzeit. Was bleibt?

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

 

 

(Written on September 3, 2013 )