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In today’s classical news, Vienna Philharmonic perform in new suits designed by Vivienne Westwood, Vienna celebrates 11-year old composer Alma Deutscher, and conductor Jeffrey Tate is given a knighthood. Also, a sneak preview of 2017’s cultural highlights, and the countdown to the opening of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg begins.

The New York Times

A New Year, and New Duds, for the Vienna Philharmonic

For the Vienna Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary, Dame Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Knonthaler — her designer partner, creative director and husband — have designed a new stage outfit, the Philharmonic Suit, for the musicians.

DW.com

2016: The year in classical music

Numbers, facts, people: it was a year of milestones in the classical world – and as always, Germany calls the tune.

Classic.fm

Opera singer Bryn Terfel given a knighthood, Dame Evelyn Glennie made a Companion of Honour and Iestyn Davies given an MBE in the New Year’s Honours 2017

Stars of the classical world are among those recognised in this year’s Honours List, joining sports stars including Mo Farah and Andy Murray, and BFG-actor Mark Rylance

The New Yorker

Bach’s Holy Dread

The composer has long been seen as a symbol of divine order. But his music has an unruly obsession with God.

Telegraph

Mariah Carey ends 2016 on low note with ‘disastrous’ New Year’s Eve performance

Pop diva Mariah Carey suffered a series of mishaps during her New Year’s Eve performance, with viewers branding the show a disaster.

Spiegel Online

Wien feiert elfjährige Komponistin

Die elf Jahre alte Alma Deutscher hat mit ihrer Aschenputtel-Oper das Wiener Publikum begeistert. Bei der Uraufführung gab es Standing Ovations. Und das Wunderkind plant schon die nächsten Projekte.

Musik Heute

Dirigent Jeffrey Tate wird zum Ritter geschlagen

Der Chefdirigent der Hamburger Symphoniker, Jeffrey Tate, wird von der britischen Queen zum Ritter geschlagen. Das teilte das Orchester am Sonntag unter Berufung auf das Londoner Königshaus mit.

Wiener Neujahrskonzert 2018 mit Riccardo Muti am Pult

Riccardo Muti soll 2018 das Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker dirigieren. Das Orchester würdige damit die jahrzehntelange Zusammenarbeit mit dem 75-jährigen Italiener.

nmz

Kulturelle Highlights 2017: eine Medien- und Kultur-Vorschau

Oscars, Eurovision Song Contest, Buchmesse – was uns 2017 in Kultur und Medien erwartet. Ein Überblick von Januar bis Dezember.

Klassik Heute

ARTE feiert die Eröffnung der Elbphilharmonie

Von der langen Geschichte dieses ambitionierten Projektes bis zur Eröffnung des großen Saals am 11. Januar 2017 erzählen eine ARTE-Dokumentation und das glanzvolle Eröffnungskonzert.

Twitter

MUSIK HEUTE @Musik_Heute Umjubelter Berlin-Einstand von Dirigent Justin Doyle beim

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Share your 2016 highlights using – we’d love to hear from you bit.ly/2hJ9od9

BBC NOW @BBCNOW  Congratulations to the following composers, whose music has been chosen for this year’s

Alma Deutscher © Christian Wind/dpa

Alma Deutscher © Christian Wind/dpa

(Written on January 2, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Vivienne Westwood designs jackets for Monteverdi Choir, Edinburgh festival offers refunds for controversial opera before opening & another controversial opera, this time in Hong Kong, will explore the private life of Mao Zedong. Also, London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform the Pokemon soundtracks.

Classical Music Magazine

Vivienne Westwood designs jackets for Monteverdi Choir

Dame Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler have designed new jackets for the ladies of the Monteverdi Choir to wear at future performances. Developed by the Vivienne Westwood couture team, the Wrap jacket was designed to create a formal yet feminine silhouette.

The Guardian

Edinburgh festival offers refunds for controversial opera before opening

The Edinburgh international festival has been criticised for offering refunds for a new production of Così fan tutte before the opera has opened. Christophe Honoré’s version of the Mozart opera opened the Aix-en-Provence festival in France last month and will play at the Festival theatre in the Scottish capital in late August.

Quartz

A controversial new Hong Kong opera will explore the private life of Mao Zedong

A Cantonese opera production revolving around the private life of late Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong will premiere in Hong Kong on Oct. 1. Already, it’s stirring up controversy in a city torn between increasing control from Beijing and the rise of “localists” advocating for more independence.

EveningStandard

London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to play concert of Pokémon game music

Pokémon continues to be the phenomenon that is impossible to escape; it is now even taking over the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Classic FM

The incredible shirt that’s letting deaf people *feel* the sound of a full orchestra

A heart-warming moment when profoundly deaf people experience classical music in full for the very first time. And it’s all thanks to wearable technology.

Daily Mail

‘I have chills’: Heidi Klum praises teen opera singer Laura Bretan after thrilling live performance on America’s Got Talent

Heidi Klum’s blonde hair almost stood on end after she heard a phenomenal teenage opera singer on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent. The 43-year-old German supermodel was blown away by fourteen-year-old Laura Bretan.

BR Klassik

Kirchenvertreter kritisieren Parsifal-Inszenierung

Uwe Eric Laufenberg hat Wagners Bühnenweihfestspiel “Parsifal” religionskritisch inszeniert. Kirchenvertreter haben die Eröffnungspremiere mit gemischten Gefühlen aufgenommen. Von “anstößig” bis “anregend” reichten die Reaktionen.

nmz

Zeit der Wiedergutmachung – Riccardo Muti wird 75

Es sind versöhnliche Worte, die zuletzt angeschlagen wurden. Etliche Jahre sind vergangen, seitdem der Stardirigent Riccardo Muti die Mailänder Scala zornig verlassen hat. Aber der Streit ist in die Geschichte des Opernhauses eingraviert.

klassik.com

München: Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz mit Besucherzuwachs in der Spielzeit 2015/16

Das Münchner Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz hat eine positive Bilanz der vergangenen Spielzeit gezogen. Die Besucherzahl konnte eigenen Angaben zufolge trotz der Umbauphase der angestammten Spielstätte und des dadurch bedingten Ausweichens auf andere Aufführungsorte, etwa das Cuvilliéstheater, den Max-Joseph-Saal, die Reithalle sowie das Prinzregenten- und Akademietheater, gesteigert werden.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews Keon Woo Kim Wins Top Prize at Operalia 2016

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Planning a holiday this summer? How about a trip to this most musical of cities http://www.roh.org.uk/news/a-trip-around-mozarts-vienna … ^M

Classic FM @ClassicFM The Game of Thrones theme played on contrabass flute is actually amazing

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Photograph: Classical Music Magazine

(Written on July 28, 2016 )

Classical News

Guardian

Y=X factor: how to write the perfect song

Can science help us write a hit? Mezzo soprano and physicist Christine Rice goes in search of a formula for the most popular songs – from Handel to Weill to Harry Styles

Independent

Pumeza Matshikiza on soprano megastardom, her township education and why the ANC is a stuck record

She is the leading light of a generation of opera stars to have burst out of the townships post-Apartheid. But the superstar soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has little faith that the ANC is making it any easier for ambitious young South Africans to call their own tune

Classical music’s new movement: Bob Riley and the Manchester Camerata

On the hunt for new audiences, Bob Riley and the Manchester Camerata are going where other orchestras fear to tread

Telegraph

Myleene Klass: a deadly force of nature, pure and simple

Her bruising encounter with Ed Miliband proves that there’s far more to the bikini-wearing pop star than meets the eye

The Times

Meet Milos, the Montenegrin pin-up with plenty of pluck

The guitar virtuoso on discovering his talent growing up in Montenegro and becoming a player on the world stage

Classical Source

Star Guests, Spectacular Proms and Festive Music in the BBC Classical Line-up for Christmas: John Wilson, Vivienne Westwood, Roger Moore, Antonio Pappano, Gareth Malone, Simon Rattle, Alfred Brendel, Danielle de Niese

The BBC is delighted to reveal its classical music programming on television, radio and in the concert hall across the Christmas season.

Zeit Online

Die Luft im Klang

Gelassen erobert der tschechische Komponist Ondřej Adámek den Elfenbeinturm der neuen Musik.

Der Tagesspiegel

Wer wird Nachfolger von Simon Rattle?

Warum die Berliner Philharmoniker Mariss Jansons zum Nachfolger von Simon Rattle wählen sollten – oder Staatsopern-Chef Daniel Barenboim.

Pizzicato

Generalmusikdirektoren sollen mehr arbeiten, aber weniger entscheiden

In ihrer Sitzung an diesem Wochenende in Hamburg hat sich die Deutschsprachige Opernkonferenz ausgiebig mit den für Opernhäuser in Deutschland abgeschlossenen Verträgen für Generalmusikdirektoren befasst.

Klassik.com

Metropolitan Opera mit Defizit von 22 Millionen US-Dollar

Höchstes Defizit im Verhältnis zum Budget seit 1984

Codex Flores

Müller-Preis für Filmmusik geht an Martina Eisenreich

Der mit 10’000 Euro dotierte Rolf-Hans Müller Preis für Filmmusik 2014 ist der in Bockhorn lebenden Komponistin Martina Eisenreich überreicht worden.

Pizzicato

Paris Opera Awards For Six Singers

Under president Sir Richard Bonynge, the jury of the Paris Opera Awards has awarded six prizes.

Twitter

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: ‘The investment we make to become an opera singer is not worth the return’ http://bit.ly/1tegSiC

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: BBC Radio 3 is facing ‘cacophony of criticism’ says @FT. BBC’s Helen Boaden denies station has dumbed down: http://ow.ly/EMrQT  (£ish)

KlassikInfo.de @Klassikinfo: München darf nicht zur Dumpfbackenmetropole verkommen. Ein Beschluss für einen neuen Konzertsaal ist überfällig! http://www.KlassikInfo.de 

Ondřej Adámek's funny Air Machine  |  © Ondřej Adámek

Ondřej Adámek’s funny Air Machine | © Ondřej Adámek

 

 

(Written on November 24, 2014 )

Classical Music Magazine

Welser-Möst’s Vienna exit seemed inevitable after artistic disagreements

Simmering differences between Franz Welser-Möst and Dominique Meyer over the artistic direction of the Vienna State Opera led last week to what those who know the scene say was inevitable ‒ the resignation of Welser-Möst as musical director.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Singers celebrate 90

The choir will celebrate with a Radio 3 takeover and two special concerts

The Strad

Electric guitar overtakes violin on list of students’ most popular musical instruments

A comprehensive study undertaken by the UK’s ABRSM finds shifting trends from traditional to pop instruments

Pizzicato

FLAC, A New Composers Association For Luxembourg

Despite the fact that Luxembourg is a member of the International Society for Contemporary Music, it looks like there was a lack of organization on a national as well as international /European level.

Concerti

“Blicken wir nach vorn!”

Interview Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Crescendo

Vertrag mit Kurt Weill Fest Intendant Prof. Kaufmann bis 2018 verlängert

Das Kurt Weill Fest Dessau blickt auf vier äußerst erfolgreiche Festivals unter der künstlerischen Leitung von Prof. Michael Kaufmann zurück.

The New York Times

Last Night of the London Proms: A Sonic Potpourri

Any critic interested in self-preservation needs to take a deep breath and think several times before venturing an opinion on the froth-filled, flag-waving, fancy-dress party that is Last Night of the London Proms.

Seattle Times

Benaroya donates $10M as symphony hears sound of giving

At its annual gala, the Seattle Symphony raises $600,000, plus Rebecca Benaroya donates $10 million. And for her cancer charity, Fab*U*Wish, E! Network star Giuliana Rancic doles out makeovers at Westfield Southcenter.

El Mundo

Jonas Kaufmann canta para ELMUNDO.es

El tenor alemán, considerado el mejor del mundo, estrena en exclusiva su disco ‘You mean the world to me’, con canciones de la Alemania cabaretera de los años 20 y 30

Twitter

Jessica Duchen ‏@jessicaduchen: Powerful column by @queenchristina_ about children’s passion for music, when they have the chance to encounter it… bit.ly/1De0GWf

Gramophone ‏@GramophoneMag: Last chance to vote for #GramoAwards Recording of the Year! Vote now and we’ll compare result to our critics’ choice: http://bit.ly/1rCflat

Roundhouse @RoundhouseLDN: #CalltoCreate is a global collective that believes it’s time to give young creatives the spotlight – join us: http://rhou.se/1mahMyA

Warner Classics ‏@WarnerClassics: Next week the wonderful @CostelloTenor opens the @RosenblattOpera season @wigmore_hall http://www.rosenblattrecitalseries.co.uk 

StreetwiseOpera @StreetwiseOpera: Interest is building in @LizWattsSoprano‘s @bbcproms dress. Grab a piece of Proms history http://ebay.eu/1sKFJNV 

Singers625_0The BBC Singers, photo: BBC Music Magazine

(Written on September 16, 2014 )

The Guardian

UK entertainment spending rises with surge in film and music streaming

Value of film and TV downloads, streams and subscriptions rises to £621m, and number of tracks streamed doubles to 7.4bn

The Telegraph

Valencia sues opera house architect as white elephants rot

Santiago Calatrava is facing legal action from his native city as the dazzling City of Arts and Sciences complex begins to fall apart just eight years after inauguration

New York Daily News

Vivienne Westwood designs punk costumes for Vienna ballerinas

Vienna State Ballet dancers will be decked out in tartan kilts and plaid leg warmers for January’s New Year’s performance, thanks to custom costumes from Vivienne Westwood, best known for her punk-inspired designs. The yearly concert is broadcast in more than 80 countries

Classic FM Online

Simon Rattle and Peter Maxwell Davies lead New Year Honours list

The New Year Honours List has been announced with a number of classical musicians receiving special recognition

Kilar, master of movie music, dies aged 81

The world of film music is mourning the death of Wojciech Kilar – best-known for his score to the Oscar-winning film The Pianist

Reuters

A Minute With: Met Opera chief Peter Gelb on live opera broadcasts

Peter Gelb, general manager of New York’s Metropolitan Opera has proven live-to-cinema doubters wrong with an anticipated 3 million viewers seeing about a dozen Met opera broadcasts this year in cinemas in 64 countries

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Die Stimme vom Klassik Radio

Holger Wemhoff ist Chefmoderator bei Klassik Radio, dem erfolgreichsten Privatsender Deutschlands. Die Zauberformel lautet „Entspannung“ – ein Wort, das Wemhoff, wenn er aufhört, nie wieder hören will

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

(Written on January 2, 2014 )