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In today’s news: Restoration of Beethoven Concert Hall in Bonn to be more expensive than anticipated. Take a look at how Europe’s opera houses have won over under-30 audiences. Musical director and composer Samuel Adler who fled under Nazi rule returns to Berlin on visit. Fresh crisis at English National Opera as key figure quits. Why musicians struggle with mental health problems. Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition – take a look at what is in store. YouTube music now available in UK.

Wall Street Journal

How Europe’s Opera Houses Won Over Millennials

With an escape game and networking events, La Scala and the Paris Opera are attracting under-30 audiences.

Limelight

Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

Sixteen ensembles will battle it out in Melbourne this July. We take a look at what’s in store for competitors and audiences at one of the world’s great chamber music launching pads.

The Guardian

Fresh crisis at English National Opera as key figure quits

Producing director Terri-Jayne Griffin to leave, with others claiming ENO ‘lacks ambition’.

Rhinegold

University of Glasgow Chapel Choir honour former director

The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir has released a new recording, We Were Glad, in memory of former director Dr Stuart Campbell.

The Guardian

Perfectionism and poverty: why musicians struggle with mental health

Mental illness claims the lives of too many in music. A new helpline seeks to change that. 

iNews

NHS at 70: How Art, from Andy Warhol to Brian Eno, has helped to heal patients

Introducing uplifting art into that environment brings therapeutic benefits for both staff and patients, the NHS has long recognised.

What Hi Fi

YouTube Music is now available in the UK…

Last month, YouTube announced a new, Spotify-rivalling music streaming service that looks set to replace Google Play Music. And now it has launched in the UK, as well as sixteen other countries including US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden.

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Sanierung der Beethovenhalle Bonn wird noch teurer

Die Kostenspirale bei der Sanierung der Beethovenhalle dreht sich weiter. Die aktuelle Kostenberechnung belaufe sich auf rund 84 Millionen Euro, teilte die Stadt mit.

Klassik Heute

Wiener Staatsoper trauert um Hubert Deutsch

Die Wiener Staatsoper trauert um ihren ehemaligen Vizedirektor Reg. Rat. Professor Hubert Deutsch, der am Samstag, 16. Juni 2018 im Alter von 93 Jahren in Wien verstorben ist.

Der Tagesspiegel

Vergeben, ohne zu vergessen

Die Nazis verbrannten die Partituren seines Vaters, die Familie floh in die USA. Jetzt ist der Komponist und Dirigent Samuel Adler zu Besuch in Berlin.

Le Monde

La Sacem déploie ses trésors en ligne

La société des auteurs de musique a créé un musée virtuel pour mettre en valeur ses archives.

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(Written on June 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Pinar Toprak is the first woman to write the score for a Marvel movie. Andrew Lloyd Webber is passionate about musical education,  The Vienna Opera is criticised by the state for its spending. Robert Levin is honoured with the Bach-Medal in Leipzig. Also, how the Philharmonie de Paris attracts younger audiences and Samira from Love Island is facing legal action.

Classic FM

‘It’s ludicrous that the government doesn’t understand the importance of music’ – Andrew Lloyd Webber

In a rousing speech he said: “It is vital that we keep music in our schools. It is absolutely ludicrous that that government does not understand… because it’s not about turning children necessarily into musicians, it’s about empowering them in all sorts of different ways.

The Independent

Myleene Klass: Everyone uses classical music but it has boring reputation

Classic Brits co-host Myleene Klass has dismissed criticism from some classical music purists that the awards do not truly represent the genre.

BBC News

LSO ‘believes in complete equality’ amid criticism over lack of women composers

The London Symphony Orchestra insists it “champions the work of women composers” after a survey of the 2018-19 seasons of 15 of the world’s top orchestras found that fewer than 3% of the pieces to be performed were composed by a woman.

The Independent

Love Island contestant Samira ‘facing legal action’ for quitting West End role

One of this year’s Love Island contestants is reportedly facing legal action after quitting her role in a West End musical days before entering the Spanish villa.

The Hollywood Reporter

‘Captain Marvel’ Enlists Pinar Toprak as Composer

Toprak will score Captain Marvel, which stars Brie Larson as the powerful Marvel hero. Captain Marvel is Marvel Studios’ first female-fronted film, and Toprak will be the first woman to score a feature for the studio.

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Wiener Staatsoper vom österreichischen Rechnungshof kritisiert

Der österreichische Bundesrechnungshof hat in einem Bericht scharfe Kritik an der Wiener Staatsoper geübt.

Concerti

Musikexperte und gewitzter Geschichtenerzähler

Er lebe nicht vom, sondern für das Komponieren. So benennt Mathias Husmann seine Beziehung zur Musik, der er sich seit seiner Kindheit kompromisslos widmet.

Kulturradio

Pianist Robert Levin mit Bach-Medaille 2018 geehrt

Der US-amerikanische Pianist Robert Levin ist mit der diesjährigen Bach-Medaille der Stadt Leipzig ausgezeichnet worden.

France musique

Renouvellement des publics, le pari réussi de la Philharmonie

La Philharmonie de Paris a dévoilé les conclusions d’une ambitieuse étude portant sur ses publics et sa capacité à les renouveler.

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(Written on June 15, 2018 )

In today’s news, Cadogan Hall launches informal concert series, Sadiq Khan commits £1m extra funding to the London Borough of Culture, Ophélie Gaillard gets back her cello Francesco Gofriller cello, UK government announces news guidelines to protect consumers from ticket touts, browser-based music platform HQartist launches in the UK, boarding school leaders to lobby UK government to introduce laws compelling witnesses to report cases of sexual abuse, George London Awards given to 6 young singers, jazz violinist Didier Lockwood passes away at age 62, former Turkish conductor of the ISSO banned from leaving the country, Handel’s Ariodante to be heard for the first time at the VSO, Sylvain Cambreling signs contract with the HSO and Donizetti’s L’ange de Nisida to premiere in London in July.

Classical Music

Cadogan Hall launches informal concert series

The series of informal concerts will feature orchestras from its Zurich International Orchestra series.

Sadiq Khan announces extra funding for London Borough of Culture

The London Mayor has committed an extra £1m of funding to the London Borough of Culture award.

The Independent

Rare cello worth £1.2m returned to award-winning musician after knife robbery

Ophélie Gaillard was robbed of the on-loan cello, made by Venetian craftsman Franceso Gofriller in 1737, outside her home in the Parisian suburb of Pantin last Thursday.

M Magazine

New government guidelines strengthen secondary ticketing rules 

The UK government announced new guidelines which will help protect consumers from being scammed by secondary ticketing sites.

Music Week

New event management platform launches in the UK

HQartist, a browser-based platform, aims to simplify the management of music events for venues artists, managers, bookers and promoters.

The Times

Banning silence on sex abuse

Boarding school leaders will lobby the government today to introduce laws compelling witnesses to report cases of sexual abuse.

The New York Times 

George London Awards Given to Six Young Singers

Young singers who win the George London Awards not only take home $10,000 but also join an illustrious group of past recipients, including Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and Matthew Polenzani.  

Spiegel Online 

Jazz-Geiger Didier Lockwood ist tot

Er nahm 35 Alben auf, komponierte Opern und gab 4500 Konzerte: Der französische Geiger Didier Lockwood, ein wichtiger Vertreter des französischen Jazz, ist im Alter von 62 Jahren gestorben.  

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Türkischer Dirigent erhält Ausreiseverbot

Der 47-jährige türkische Dirigent Ibrahim Yazici, ein Opfer der Entlassungswelle in seinem Heimatland – er wurde 2017 vom Regime als Chefdirigent des Symphonieorchesters in Izmir entlassen -, darf nicht aus der Türkei ausreisen. 

Klassik Heute 

Händels “Ariodante” erstmals an der Wiener Staatsoper

Händels Ariodante erklingt am Samstag, 24. Februar 2018 erstmals an der Wiener Staatsoper – mit dieser Premiere kommt nach Alcina eine weitere Oper des Komponistenl ins Repertoire des Hauses am Ring. Händel komponierte sein „Dramma per musica in drei Akten“ für das Londoner Opernhaus Covent Garden zu einer Zeit, in der er heftigen Konkurrenzkämpfen ausgesetzt, finanziell gebeutelt und angeschlagen war. 

BR Klassik 

Neuer Chefdirigent für die Symphoniker Hamburg 

Der Generalmusikdirektor der Oper Stuttgart, Sylvain Cambreling, hat am Sonntag in Hamburg seinen Vertrag als neuer Chefdirigent der Symphoniker Hamburg unterzeichnet. Der Franzose folgt zur Spielzeit 2018/19 auf Sir Jeffrey Tate, der am 2. Juni 2017 im Alter von 69 Jahren starb. 

Repubblica 

L’opera persa di Donizetti “L’Ange de Nisida” in scena per la prima volta a Londra

Il prossimo 18 luglio sarà rappresentata al Covent Garden. La partitura originale è stata ritrovata e ricomposta in un lavoro durato 8 anni dalla musicologa calabrese Candida Mantica. 

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Music History @today_classical  in 1743 Birth of Italian and cellist Luigi

French cellist Ophelie Gaillard © AFP/Getty

(Written on February 19, 2018 )

In today’s news: Welsh National Opera and Southbank Sinfonia reveal their 2018/19 seasons, Blockchain ticketing platform launches to end touting and Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition announces record number of applicants. Also, the German Cultural Council is pleased with the coalition agreement and Sergio Morabito becomes the new leading dramatic advisor at the Vienna State Opera.

Classical Music

Classic FM celebrates audience increase

5.7 million people now listen to Classic FM every week, and over half a million of the station’s listeners were aged under 25.

Welsh National Opera reveals 2018/19 season

This season will bring a new production of War and Peace in the autumn, Un ball in master in the spring and an amnesty-themed season in the summer.

Southbank Sinfonia reveals 2018/19 season

This season will include works by more than 20 female composers and concerts with five female conductors.

The Strad

Sergei Dogadin wins Singapore International Violin Competition

The 29-year-old Russian violinist wins $50,000 top prize, performance opportunities and the loan of a fine instrument.

The Times

Richard Morrison: Take Hamilton’s lead and stamp out ticket touts for good

It all began with 2 Cirque du Soleil tickets costing £241 on the secondary-ticketing website Viagogo.

M Magazine

Blockchain ticketing platform launches to end touting

The UK’s first large scale ticketing platform to implement real world blockchain technology has launched and aims to revolutionise the ticketing market by making purchases safer and more secure from touting.

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Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition announces record number of applicants

Organizers for the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC) announced that a total of 174 applicants have been submitted for this year’s edition, an increase of more than 22% from the inaugural competition in 2016 (142 applicants).

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Deutscher Kulturrat: Koalitionsvertrag ist gut für die Kultur!

Der Deutsche Kulturrat, der Spitzenverband der Bundeskulturverbände, ist erfreut über die Aussagen im Koalitionsvertrag zu Kunst, Kultur, Kreativwirtschaft und Medien. In seiner Pressemitteilung vom 12.01.2018 hatte der Deutsche Kulturrat das Ergebnis der Sondierungsgespräche als gute Grundlage für Koalitionsgespräche eingeschätzt.

Klassik.com

Berliner Senat plant Offenlegung von Intendanten-Bezüge

Der Berliner Senat plant laut Bericht der Berliner Zeitung eine Offenlegung der Bezüge von Spitzenpositionen im Kulturbereich.

Musik Heute

Orchester aus Nordkorea tritt am Vorabend von Olympia in Südkorea auf

Zum ersten Mal seit 16 Jahren haben Musiker aus Nordkorea ein Konzert in Südkorea gegeben.

Morabito wird Chefdramaturg an Wiener Staatsoper

Der Chefdramaturg der Oper Stuttgart, Sergio Morabito, wechselt in gleicher Position nach Wien.

Platea Magazine

El festival Música-Musika 2018 estará dedicado al periodo de Entreguerras

Del 1 al 4 de marzo, el Palacio Euskalduna de Bilbao acogerá una nueva edición del festival Música-Musika. Esta edicion está dedicada al periodo de Entreguerras y contará con la participación de más de 1.500 músicos.

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BR_KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK: Kalenderblatt: 9.2.1905 – Sergej Prokofjew führt eine Fehlerstatistik. Und zwar über die Fehler seiner Mitschüler am Konservatorium 

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(Written on February 9, 2018 )

In today’s news: Sony Classical signs new guitarist, ISM announces sexual harassment and discrimination webinars and Nevill Holt Opera announces new orchestral partnerships. Also, Music industry urges new EU presidency to support safe harbour reform and over 600.000 people visited the Vienna State Opera in season 2016/2017.

Gramophone

Sony Classical signs new guitarist

Pablo Sáinz-Villegas’ first disc on the label will be a song album with Plácido Domingo.

Classical Music

Wigmore Hall reveals 2018/19 season

2018/19 will comprise nearly 500 concerts across a range of genres.

ISM announces sexual harassment and discrimination webinars

The Incorporated Society of Musicians will host two free webinars to help those working in music and the wider arts sector.

Nevill Holt Opera announces new orchestral partnerships

The company will be partnering with Royal Northern Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia.

Complete Music Update

Music industry urges new EU presidency to support safe harbour reform

Bulgaria has recently taken on the presidency of the European Union so will be leading the EU Council as the safe harbour reforming copyright directive goes through its final stages.

The New York Times

‘O Canada’ Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics

It’s just two lyrics. But it took decades to change them.

nmz

BVMI begrüßt Urteil wegen Urheberrechtsverletzung: Auftraggeber illegaler Tonträger zu mehreren Jahren Haft verurteilt

Die große Strafkammer des Landgerichts Stuttgart hat den 61-Jährigen Angeklagten in der vergangenen Woche wegen gewerbsmäßiger Urheberrechtsverletzungen zu einer Haftstrafe von 5 ½ Jahren verurteilt.

Klassik.com

Bratscher verklagt Royal Opera House wegen Gehörleiden

Bratschist Christopher Goldscheider klagt gegen das Royal Oper House Covent Garden in London. Der Musiker fordert von dem Theater Schmerzensgeld in Höhe von 750.000 Britischen Pfund.

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Wiener Staatsoper zählte 2016/17 über 600.000 Besucher

Brillante Zahlen hat die Wiener Staatsoper hat ihrem Geschäftsbericht der Saison 2016/2017 stehen.

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François-Xavier Roth nommé artiste associé à la Philharmonie de Paris

Le chef d’orchestre François-Xavier Roth vient d’être nommé « artiste associé » à la Philharmonie de Paris. Un statut inédit qui vient récompenser son engagement musical et son goût pour la transmission sous toutes ses formes.

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Music History @today_classical: in 1795 FP of Joseph ‘s Symphony No. 102 in B.

Image: Royal Opera House Covent Garden © Yair Haklai unter CC BY-SA 3.0

(Written on February 2, 2018 )

In today’s news: The Royal Opera House to reintroduce Proms concerts, the Philharmonia Orchestra to release its second piece of Virtual Reality content, and Facebook offers ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to labels and publishers for global licenses. ConBrio publishes book “Judaism in Opera”, festival Donaueschinger Musiktage to present new concert concepts, and Speranza Scappucci becomes new chief conductor of Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.

Opera Now

ROH to reintroduce Proms concerts

The Royal Opera House is to offer £10 tickets for those prepared to sit on the floor.

Classical Music Magazine

Philharmonia marks 40th anniversary of Voyager 1 launch with VR release

The Philharmonia Orchestra is to release its second piece of Virtual Reality content to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and the Golden Records that each carried.

Choir and Organ

Results of ISM-RCO organists’ fees survey revealed

The results of the ISM-RCO survey of organists’ fees show considerable variation between rates paid in London and those paid in the rest of the UK.

Music Business Worldwide

Facebook offers ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to labels and publishers for global licenses

Facebook is offering record labels and publishers a quick fix advance which would allow its 2bn-plus users to start legally using music in their videos.

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Will the Bolshoi stage Serebrennikov’s Nureyev ballet in 2017?
The Moscow audience will be able to see Kirill Serebrennikov’s Nureyev production in 2017, Russian agency RIA says. Bolshoi’s General Manager Vladimir Urin had cancelled the premiere of the piece, explaining that the production was not ready.

NMZ

Jüdischer Blick auf die Oper
Im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung im Teesalon der Wiener Staatsoper ist das kürzlich im ConBrio Verlag erschienene Buch „Judaism in Opera /Judentum in der Oper“ vorgestellt worden.

KlassikInfo

Festival reagiert auf Wandel der Öffentlichkeit mit neuen Angeboten
Applaus, Stillsitzen, konzentriertes Hören, Applaus – so laufen noch heute die meisten Konzerte ab. Doch wenn sich Gesellschaft und Öffentlichkeit verändern, muss sich dann nicht auch das klassische Konzert wandeln?

Codex Flores

Die Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège hat eine Chefdirigentin
Die Italienerin Speranza Scappucci, die in dieser Saison im Dezember am Opernhaus Zürich Donizettis «La Fille du Régiment» leitet, tritt die Nachfolge von Paolo Arrivabeni als neue Chefdirigentin der Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège an.

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ARD competition @ARD_competiton

Congrats to Wataru Hisasue, Fabian Müller und JeungBeum Sohn! They will play again on friday!

Ensemble “Kaleidoskop”, ©SWR/Adam Berry

 

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(Written on September 6, 2017 )

In today’s news: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms for the first time, the tenor, Michael Fabio, to open Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, and should female musicians be allowed to dress how they want?
John Tessier replaces Javier Camarena at Vienna State Opera, festival “Modern Times” to begin, and mould damage at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

The Guardian

Into the classical music bear-pit: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms

Growing up in North Kensington Alan Johnson used to play around the Albert Hall but never went inside. 60 years later we sent the former home secretary along to experience the Proms for the first time. What did he make of it?

The Times

Michael Fabiano: ‘I don’t believe in luck. It comes if you’re prepared’

The tenor is stepping into big shoes when he opens Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, but he’s not fazed.

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Ivan Krpan wins Busoni Competion

20 year-old Croatian pianist Ivan Krpan has won this year’s Busoni Competition.

Classic FM

Women in Music – Should female musicians be allowed to dress how they want?

Aliette de Laleu is a journalist on the radio station France Musique, who every week during her show leads a discussion about a female composer, musician or conductor.

Pizzicato

Modena honours Pavarotti with Verdi Requiem

Ten years after the death of Luciano Pavarotti, on 6 September 2007, Modena will pay homage to the great tenor with Giuseppe Verdi’s Mass of Requiem.

Limelight

Belvoir announces its 2018 season

Highlights include Kate Mulvany in an Ibsen gender-switch, an adaptation of Bliss, and a revival of the Hayes’ Calamity Jane.

Klassik-Heute

Besetzungsänderungen an der Wiener Staatsoper

Javier Camarena hat auf Grund seiner Mitwirkung an einer CD-Aufnahme seine Auftritte in La Fille du régiment an der Wiener Staatsoper (Vorstellungen am 11., 13., 16. und 19. Jänner 2018) abgesagt.

Concerti

Ein Gedicht der Ekstase

Vom 15. September bis zum 1. Oktober geht das Musikfest MODERN TIMES in die fünfte Runde.

Klassik.com

Schimmel nach Wasserschaden: Elbphilharmonie muss saniert werden

Teile der Elbphilharmonie müssen in Folge eines Wasserschadens und nachfolgender Schimmelbildung saniert werde.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms

Watch Anne-Sophie Mutter for just £6 (plus booking fees) with an Online Promming ticket! Book now ➡️

Alan Johnson at the Royal Albert Hall, © Chris Christodoulou/BBC

 

 

 

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(Written on September 4, 2017 )

In today’s news: Stradivarius fiddles as good as their old versions, new president for Symphony Hawaii and blind testing experiment still effective after years. David Philip Hefti composes his first opera named ‘Anna’s Mask’, and baritone Adrian Eröd gets nominated chamber singer by the Wiener Staatsoper. Hvorostovsky gives first performance at the MET after his brain tumour diagnose.

The Telegraph

The great Stradivarius fiddle: modern violins sound as good as Old Italians

The name Stradivarius has become a byword for quality and prestige, with string instruments crafted by the Italian family often selling for more than £10 million.

The Strad

Players favour new violins over old in largest ever blind testing experiment

Five years after the 2012 blind test of old Italian and new violins in Paris and New York, fresh analysis has found that new instruments project more effectively

The Violin Channel

Prizes Awarded at Henri Marteau International Violin Competition

23 year old Lorenz Chen from Taiwan-Germany has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Henri Marteau International Violin Competition, in Hof, Germany

 The Guardian

Don’t apologise for classical music’s complexity – that’s its strength

Naysayers argue classical music is being chased to extinction by technology.

The Times

Listen, Doc . . . about Marilyn and me

A huge squad of reporters and biographers have strained to tell the story of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe: a torrid marriage that occupied a mere nine months of 1954 but secured an everlasting place in American culture.

Süddeutsche.de

Die Wiedergängerin

David Philip Heftis Kompositionen werden immer öfter gespielt. Jetzt hat er mit “Annas Maske” seine erste Oper komponiert, die jetzt in St. Gallen auf die Bühne kam.

Klassik.com

Wiener Staatsoper ernennt Adrian Eröd zum Kammersänger

Bariton ist an der Staatsoper in mehr als 380 Vorstellungen aufgetreten

Klassik Heute

Der Komponist Samuel Walther erhält den Théodore-Gouvy-Preis 2017

Der Théodore-Gouvy-Preis 2017, vergeben vom Eurodistrict SaarMoselle und der Deutschen Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, geht an den 1995 geborenen Komponisten Samuel Walther für sein im Rahmen der „Saarbrücker Komponistenwerkstatt 2017“ entstandenes Orchesterwerk Triptych for Ellsworth Kelly.

Idaho Statesman

The Boise Philharmonic names new music director after an international search

Eric Garcia is the new music director for the Boise Philharmonic, the orchestra announced Monday.

WQXR

Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Surprise Performance at the Met Opera 50th Anniversary Gala

On Sunday, May 7, the Metropolitan Opera celebrated its 50th year in Lincoln Center. It was Hvorostovsky’s first performance at the Met Opera since being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015.

Broadway World 

Hawaii Symphony Announces Michael Titterton as President

As the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra approaches the conclusion of its fifth season, the organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Titterton as President.

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2Karriere-News: Thomas Bockelmann (Staatstheater Kassel)

 

The Times

(Written on May 9, 2017 )

In today’s news: interview with Miriam Margolyes, more young talent for the Salzburg Festival and listen to Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto. Aleksandra Markovic announced as the new director of Opera North. ‘Paris – a celebration of life’ is the motto of the new ‘classic con brio festival’. Wagner-Tenor Manfred Jung dies aged 76, and Ingo Metzmacher conducts ‘Lady Macbeth of Mzensk’ at the Vienna Opera. Larry Rachleff conducts in his last concert as music director of the RI Philharmonic, and after coming out – a russian violinist’s new reality.

Telegraph

Miriam Margolyes interview: ‘It’s good to shock, it shakes people up a bit’ 

Actress Miriam Margolyes is famous for being outspoken – but even so, she still manages to take Chris Harvey by surprise

Rhinegold

Salzburg Festival doubles number of youth subscriptions

The Salzburg Festival is to double the number of youth subscriptions in 2017 as a result of high demand.

Classic FM

A detailed guide to Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto

Pianist Simon Trpčeski is performing this Romantic colossus at Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall tonight. Ahead of his performance, we asked him to talk us through the great work.

The Violin Channel

Yumi Saiki – ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet

Last month’s world premiere performance of acclaimed Japanese composer Yumi Saiki’s ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet

Concerti

Paris – ein Fest fürs Leben

„Paris – ein Fest fürs Leben“ lautet das Motto des diesjährigen „classic con brio“-Festivals des Schlossverein Osnabrück e.V., in Anlehnung an das gleichnamige Buch von Ernest Hemingway, der darin liebevoll das Paris der Zwanzigerjahre als Rückzugsort vieler Künstler und Literaten beschreibt.

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Manfred Jung ist tot

Jung war für seine Wagner Rollen bekannt, weil er als einer der wenigen alle Tenorpartien in Richard Wagners “Ring des Nibelungen” gesungen hatte.

Klassik heute

Ingo Metzmacher leitet “Lady Macbeth von Mzensk” an der Wiener Staatsoper

Schostakowitschs Lady Macbeth von Mzensk steht ab Samstag, 22. April 2017 wieder auf dem Spielplan der Wiener Staatsoper.

npr music

After coming out as gay, a russian violinist’s new reality

A 23-year-old, Russian-born violinist named Artem Kolesov is capturing international attention after posting a YouTube video in which he comes out as gay.

Broadwayworld

Larry Rachleff conducts final concert as music director of the RI Philharmonic, 5/6

Larry Rachleff’s final concert as Music Director with the RI Philharmonic on Saturday, May 6 at 7pm is almost sold out.

South China Morning Post

How jazz borrowed improvisation from classical music, and pianist Gabriela Montero who’s on a mission to take it back

Ahead of her concert in Hong Kong, musician talks about spontaneous composition, how jazz took it up in the 20th century, and her mission to bring it back into classical music

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Aleksandra Markovic Resigns As Music Director Of Opera North

Richard Mantle, General Director of the Leeds based Opera North, has announced that he has accepted the resignation of Serbian conductor Aleksandar Markovic, 41, as the Company’s Music Director, a position he took up in September 2016.

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(Written on April 19, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: Roman Totenberg’s stolen Stradivarius is reintroduced by Mira Wang, and PRS for Music celebrates the first birthday of its Member Anti-Piracy System. Duelling’ violin brothers Vladimir & Anton discuss the lost art of classical improvisation. Researchers have found that accelerometers in smart devices can be hacked using sound waves. Are non-profits a sustainable system for classical music?

The Times 

Conductor more minor than Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim first conducted an orchestra at the age of 12 while Sir Simon Rattle was 13.

Rhinegold

PRS for Music announces anti-piracy successes

PRS for Music is celebrating the first birthday of its Member Anti-Piracy System (MAPS), which allows music creators to remove their repertoire from unlicensed online services and platforms.

Robert Murray withdraws from ENO’s Partenope

Robert Murray has withdrawn from ENO’s production of Partenope following a fall. He is suffering from severe concussion and has been advised to rest as far as possible.

Cmuse

Harness the Power of Classical Music: Five Reasons Why Classical Music should be on your Playlist

Classical music is powerful, and that’s no secret. May it be playing the piano, a Cremona violin perhaps, or cello amongst others, there’s always a certain beauty in putting together a beautiful piece and making a whole music out of it.

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Plagiatsvorwurf gegen designierten Wiener Staatsopernchef

Bogdan Roscic, dem designierten Intendant der Wiener Staatsoper wird vorgeworfen, sich in einer Arbeit über Theodor Adorno, mit der er 1988 in Wien promovierte, des Plagiats schuldig gemacht zu haben.

Music Business Worldwide

Deezer strikes major partnership with french retailer FNAC

Interesting news out of France: The market’s No.1 physical music retailer, FNAC, is getting into bed with its No.1 streaming music provider, Deezer.

Classic FM

How do you memorise music?

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra first played a piece of music from memory in 2010. It was Grieg’s five-part Holberg Suite. And while it was normal to see soloists performing from memory, it was something else to see a whole orchestra without music.

Musicalchairs

Is nonprofit the best way to do classical music?

Is non-profit status a good thing for classical music? It’s the standard model in the United States, but does that mean it’s the best model?

The Guardian 

The Damnation of Faust review – Liverpool Phil moves from loftiest speculation to the lowliest taverns

Berlioz’s “dramatic legend” eludes any single genre – is it a philosophical oratorio? An opera of the imagination? A macabre, metaphysical satire featuring lowbrow songs about fleas and a eulogy to a dead rat?

The Strad

Whatever happened to improvisation in classical music?

‘Duelling’ violin brothers Vladimir & Anton grew up surrounded by Romani music and use a variety of Romani techniques in their performances – including writing their own variations and cadenzas. Here they discuss the lost art of classical improvisation.

The New York Times

Misha Mengelberg, Bold and Spirited Jazz Pianist, Dies at 81

Misha Mengelberg, a Dutch pianist and composer who approached the jazz tradition with an adventurous spirit and an antic sense of humor, died on March 3 in Amsterdam. He was 81.

The Washington Post 

Roman Totenberg’s stolen Stradivarius was once lost forever. Now, it plays again.

No two Strads are alike, they say, but the violin that Mira Wang reintroduced to the world Monday night is truly special. It was gone for decades, stolen after a concert in 1980, and its owner, Roman Totenberg, died in 2012 thinking it would never be seen again.

Pitchfork

Music Can Be Used to Hack Phones, Computers, and Cars, New Research Shows

“It’s like the opera singer who hits the note to break a wine glass, only in our case, we can spell out words.”

Twitter 

Sound and Music Watch “The Iris Murder” an award winning new chamber opera by Alasdair Nicolson and librettist John Gallas. https://t.co/DsIvOw2Iu0

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(Written on March 15, 2017 )