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In today’s news: First premiere at Bayreuth Festival since 1882. Herbert von Karajan wax figure to be revealed at Madame Taussauds at Vienna Prater. RNCM awarded Erasmus+ grant for new conducting project. Wigmore Hall to host live-streamed concert with Holocaust survivor. Opera Rara strikes distribution deal with Warners. Hamburg Opera sees audience numbers rise. Berlin State Opera on tour in Argentina with Daniel Barenboim. Pierre Fournier Award 2018 won by young American cellist.

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RNCM awarded Erasmus+ grant for new conducting project

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has been awarded a 436,000 euro grant to fund an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership which will help develop digital learning resources and online conducting studies.

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Holocaust survivor to speak in live-streamed Wigmore Hall concert

Cellist and Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch is to speak at a specially-programmed concert at Wigmore Hall on Sunday.

Gramophone

Opera Rara strikes distribution deal with Warners

Major label hopes to help operatic discoveries reach even wider audiences. The deal will see the major label take on the worldwide distribution for all future Opera Rara recordings.

Classic FM

The Star Wars Imperial March in the style of Beethoven sounds momentous and sad

Richard Grayson was a great American composer and pianist, who was a bit of a whizz at improvising.

The Violin Channel

American Cellist Rainer Crosett Awarded Coveted 2018 Pierre Fournier Award

26-year-old American cellist Rainer Crosett has been awarded the 2018 Pierre Fournier Award – at Wigmore Hall, in London

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Erste Uraufführung in Bayreuth seit 1882

Die Oper „der verschwundene hochzeiter“ entstand in Zusammenarbeit des Komponisten Klaus Lang mit dem Regisseur Paul Esterházy. Damit präsentieren die beiden das erste Auftragswerk bei den Bayreuther Festspielen seit deren Bestehen

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Herbert von Karajan als Wachsfigur

Der 1989 verstorbene Dirigent Herbert von Karajan zieht in der kommenden Woche in das Wachsfigurenkabinett Madame Tussauds im Wiener Prater ein.

Musik Heute

Hamburgische Staatsoper steigert Auslastung

Die Hamburgische Staatsoper hat in dieser Spielzeit mit 345.000 Zuschauern rund 25.000 Besucher mehr als in der vorherigen Saison angezogen.

Platea Magazine

La Staatsoper de Berlín visita el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires con Tristán e Isolda, con Daniel Barenboim

Los días 11, 14, 18 y 22 de julio, el Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires acoge la visita de los cuerpos estables de la Staatsoper de Berlín, a las órdenes de Daniel Barenboim, para representar Tristan und Isolde de Richard Wagner.

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(Written on July 6, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news the Guardian reports on how the bassoon is being considered as an “engandered species”. The Occupy the Pianos Festival opens at St John’s Smith Square and artistic director Tom Morris explains to Classical FM how he wants to tackle the traditions of the concert-hall at the Bristol Proms. Also organist Johannes Zeinler wins the St. Albans International Organ Competition and Roy Haynes turned 90 years old and still stays the shiniest on the Blues Alley’s stage.

Guardian

Musicians launch campaign to save the bassoon as shortage threatens orchestra

Initiative hopes to encourage young players to take up reed instrument and pave way for promoting other ‘endangered species’

Why the difficult, eccentric bassoon is well worth saving

Despite being the butt of many musicians’ jokes, the bassoon is the natural instrument of sturdy individualists

Classical Music Magazine

Rhinegold announces ‘Occupy the Pianos’ media partnership

Rhinegold’s International Piano magazine is the media partner of this year’s Occupy the Pianos festival at St John’s Smith Square.

Classic FM

Tom Morris on tackling the traditions of the concert-hall – without resorting to gimmicks

Beethoven in the dark, a solo pianist filmed from all angles and mechanical hearts that beat in time with the players’ own: all in a day’s work at the Bristol Proms. The festival’s curator, and artistic director of Bristol Old Vic talked Jane Jones through his ambitions for this fledgling event.

Classical Source

Apprentice orchestral pilots wanted! Passengers invited to conduct Scotland’s national orchestra at Glasgow Airport

RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian passes the baton to eager pre-flight travellers

Klassik.com

Plácido Domingo wird zur Wachsfigur

Der Opernsänger und Dirigent Plácido Domingo erhält zu seinem 75. Geburtstag eine Wachsnachbildung im Museo de Cero in Madrid. Wie der Sänger bekanntgab, laufen derzeit die Vorbereitungen für die Erstellung der Wachsfigur.

Spiegelonline

Jazz-Legenden: Ein Country für alte Männer

Neue Kapitel des deutschen Jazz begannen in den Sechzigern und Achtzigern, als zwei Plattenprofis ihre eigenen Labels gründeten. Die Protagonisten von damals mischen heute noch immer mit.

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Organist Johannes Zeinler gewinnt St. Albans International Organ Competition

Beim International Organ Festival im britischen St. Albans, das in diesem Jahr zum 28. Mal stattfand, wurde der österreichische Organist Johannes Zeinler mit dem ersten Preis sowie der Goldmedaille ausgezeichnet. Der zweite Preis sowie der “Peter Hurford Bach Prize” geht an den Italiener Davide Mariano.

Le monde

La « Norma » hors normes de Cecilia Bartoli

Ce 31 juillet à Salzbourg, Cecilia Bartoli a une nouvelle fois remporté, avec Norma, de Bellini, l’un de ses paris les plus risqués. Le spectacle a obtenu dès sa présentation, en 2013, au Festival de la Pentecôte salzbourgeois, (dont la diva assurait depuis un an la direction artistique) le Prix international de la nouvelle production d’opéra.

Washington Post

Roy Haynes dips into his fountain of youth at Blues Alley

Roy Haynes, who turned 90 in March, is surely the world’s greatest living jazz drummer. He’s also astonishingly exuberant and spry for a nonagenarian: At his most sluggish, he still seems 20 years younger. Indeed, Haynes was easily the dominating force of the otherwise much younger quartet (which he fittingly calls “Fountain of Youth”) that he brought to Blues Alley on Friday night.

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ClassicalToday : Music at the edge of the network

Classical Diary : You don’t need to be a scholar to enjoy the symphony. Here’s how to jump in according to Steve Barnes

Sinfini Music: ‘Music is a code which is a secret until we uncode it’. Composer Vangelis in a rare interview:

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(Written on August 3, 2015 )