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In today’s classical music news, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Met Opera two years ahead of schedule, a debate about database driven problems in classical music streaming, conductor Ádám Fischer receives Israeli Wolf-Prize, New Music Biennial 2019 opens call for proposals, Aeroflot relents on hand-luggage rules following musicians’s outcry.

The New York Times

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Will Lead the Met Opera, Two Years Early

The Metropolitan Opera, which has been rocked this season by sexual misconduct accusations against its former music director, James Levine, is passing the baton to his successor. And fast.

Broadway World

100 Singers Honor 100th Anniversary Of Estonian Independence 4/1

Presented by the Foundation of Estonian Arts and Letters, Esto-Atlantis Choral Concert will celebrate the Republic of Estonia’s centennial.

Rhinegold Publishing

New Music Biennial 2019 opens call for proposals

PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial will showcase up to twenty pieces of new music from across all genres

The Strad

Aeroflot relents on hand-luggage rules following musicians’ outcry

Russian musicians took to social media and petitions to alert airline to consequences of announcement last week.

Complete Music Update

Industry backs EU’s pilot programme to support music community

Music Moves Europe is the new programme from the European Union’s culture directorate.

The Times

‘Music has the power to make mental decline a less lonely journey’

The BSO, LPC, Wigmore Hall and Alzheimer’s Society come together for an evening at the Buckingham Palace to celebrate the power of music to enrich people’s lives, especially those suffering with dementia.

Zeit Online

Mahlers Adagio? Eine Hitsingle!

Musikstreaming ist vom Pop her gedacht. Wer aber klassische Musik bei Spotify sucht, wird schnell wahnsinnig. Wann wird dieses Datenbankproblem endlich behoben?

Codex Flores

Renaud Capuçon leitet Lausanne Soloists

An der Haute École de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU) entsteht ein neues Ensemble aus elf bis zwanzig Studierenden, das von einem prominenten Dozenten geleitet wird, dem Geiger Renaud Capuçon.

Musik Heute

Dirigent Ádám Fischer erhält israelischen Wolf-Preis

Der Chefdirigent der Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Ádám Fischer (68), erhält den diesjährigen Wolf-Preis der gleichnamigen israelischen Stiftung. Das teilte das Orchester am Donnerstag mit.

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‘Esperanza’ eröffnet Festival ‘Next Generation’ in Bad Ragaz

Das ‘Ensemble Esperanza’ eröffnet heute Abend im Kursaal des ‘Grand Resort’ in Bad Ragaz (CH) das diesjährige Festival ‘Next Generation’ mit Werken von Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, Britten und Mendelssohn Bartholdy

El Mundo

¿Recuerdan Tidal? Ahora llega a España como un servicio “para hacer realidad los sueños” de fans y músicos

Hace un par de años, en plena explosión de la música en streaming, un nuevo servicio impulsado por el rapero Jay-Z intentó hacerse un hueco en un panorama cada vez más competitivo.

France Musique

Mikko Franck au Bénin pour endosser son nouveau rôle d’ambassadeur de l’Unicef

Lundi 19 février 2018 le chef d’orchestre Mikko Franck sera nommé ambassadeur de l’Unicef France. Pour officialiser ce nouveau titre, le directeur musical de l’Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France s’est rendu en mission d’une semaine au Bénin.

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@BR_KLASSIK: Er gehört jetzt zum erlauchten Kreis der Honorary Fellows der Londoner Royal Academy of Music (): Manfred Eicher, Gründer von .

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (c)Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times

(Written on February 16, 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.

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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: Bryn Terfel has pulled out of the Met Opera’s production of Tosca due to vocal fatigue, Composer Alexis Ffrench’s approach to condensing compositions into three-and-a-half-minute tracks to make them more accessible and a requiem, composed by survivors of the Cambodian genocide. In addition, German musical instrument sector at its peak and a piano world record in Bosnia as symbol of unity.

The Telegraph

Composer Alexis Ffrench on why classical music can be as mainstream as pop

Through songs such as Bluebird and Radiate, Ffrench is attempting to break the preconceptions of classical music by condensing these kind of compositions into digestible three-and-a-half-minute tracks that feature recognisable song structures reminiscent of any modern day pop track.

BBC

Bryn Terfel is the latest star to quit Tosca

Bryn Terfel has pulled out of the Met Opera’s production of Tosca, to take “enforced rest due to vocal fatigue”.

Gwyneth Goes to Broadway

Hollywood star is the co-prodocer of a new musical based on the hit New Wave girl group The Go-Go’s.

Rhinegold

Wigmore Hall to celebrate learning programme with two-week festival

Inspired by Shakespeare’s take on the seven phases of life, the festival will celebrate Wigmore Hall’s ongoing community work, which encompasses projects for people of all ages.

Pitchfork

Why you should listen to John Fahey’s Christmas music

This isn’t a Christmas trifle; it’s a Christian’s prayer for a merciful exit, or at least a restart.

The Independent

Christoph Waltz moves from Tarantino to Verdi as an opera director

The Oscar-winning star of ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and ‘Django Unchained’ is directing a new production of Verdi’s ‘Falstaff’ for Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp, Belgium, and says, for him, film and opera aren’t so different.

The New York Times

Genocide Survivors Compose a Requiem for Cambodia

Rithy Panh, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge, takes issue with the philosopher Theodor Adorno’s famous claim that to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric.

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Deutsche Musikinstrumentenbranche mit Rekordumsätzen

Laut einem Bericht der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft  des deutschen Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie lag 2016 der Umsatz bei der Herstellung von Musikinstrumenten im betrachteten Zeitraum seit 2010 so hoch wie noch nie. Gleiches gilt für den Umsatz mit Musikinstrumenten im Einzelhandel.

Kulturradio rbb

20 Hände auf einem Klavier: ein Weltrekord in Bosnien

Die musikalische Aktion sollte ein Zeichen für die Einheit in dem gespaltenem Land setzen.

Musik Heute

Hindemith-Preis für Italienerin Clara Iannotta

Die italienische Komponistin Clara Iannotta erhält den Hindemith-Preis des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals. Das teilten die Veranstalter am Mittwoch mit.

france musique

L’édition 2018 du Festival Présences sera consacrée au compositeur Thierry Escaich

Du 6 au 11 février 2018, le Festival Présences dressera le portrait du compositeur et organiste Thierry Escaich.

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Deutsche Grammophon @DGclassics “Silenced and forgotten owing to his tragic fate, his beautiful and unique works remain a reflection of turbulent times and a testimony to his personal tragedy.” ‘Silenced’ by Orsolya Korcsolán is her approach to the tragic story of composer Sándor Kuti:

Hallé Orchestra @the_halle December 14th 1941: Paper rationing and blackout regulations during the Second World War meant a tiny programme and a 2.30pm start for this Malcolm Sargent concert at the Manchester Opera House.

Image: © Kulturradio rbb/Samir Yordamovic

(Written on December 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: Robert Guy becomes one of the world’s top musical conductors, harassment problems within the classical music industry, and the first reaction of conductor James Levine after the allegations. Also, the Bachakademie gets a new executive artistic director and the Luzern symphony orchestra increased their sales of tickets.

Examiner

Robert Guy becomes one of the world’s top musical conductors

The talented young orchestra conductor conquered childhood deafness to scale to new musical heights on a global level

The Stage

Andrew Lloyd Webber joins Howard Goodall for six-part musical theatre series

The show will celebrate the history of musicals and explore its relationship with opera and it is set to be broadcasted on Classic FM

Birmingham Post

Alpesh Chauhan silences the crowd with the opening onslaught of Britten’s Sinfonia da Requiem at the Auditorium Paganini

The former CBSO assistant conductor, Alpesh Chauhan has been the principal conductor of the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini since the start of 2017

The Independent

German violinist Christian Tezlaff and pianist Lars Vogt’s extraordinary performance at the Wigmore Hall

Full house at the intimate Victorian concert venue as the duo played Brahms’ three violin sonatas

The Guardian

Classical music has a harassment problem – is it time for change?

The industry has both nurtured great performances and led to abuses of power. It’s time for a code of conduct and a change of culture or the future is at stake

Opera Wire

British artist David Hockney receives the San Francisco Opera Medal

The Company bestowed the honour on the renowned artist for his productions

Limelight

James Levine describes sexual abuse allegations as “unfounded”

The conductor, who has been suspended by the Metropolitan Opera, has spoken publicly for the first time since the allegations were made.

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Katrin Zagrosek wird Geschäftsführende Intendantin der Bachakademie

Mit Katrin Zagrosek wird die Bachakademie Stuttgart im September 2018 eine neue Geschäftsführende Intendantin bekommen

Musik Heute

Würzburger Mozartfest thematisiert 2018 Aufklärung

Das Würzburger Mozartfest steht im kommenden Jahr im Zeichen der Aufklärung. Dementsprechend stehen Konzerte im Programm des Festivals, die damals wie heute von einer neuen Mündigkeit und von Freiheitsgedanken zeugen.

Klassik.Com

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester steigert Besucherzahlen

Das Luzerner Sinfonieorchester hat in seinem Geschäftsbericht 2016/17 eine positive Bilanz gezogen. Gegenüber der vorherigen Spielzeit konnte der Verkauf der Einzelkarten von knapp 45.000 auf rund 50.000 gesteigert werden, was einem Zuwachs von rund 12,5 Prozent entspricht.

France musique

La Haute école de musique de Neuchâtel menacée de fermeture

Le canton de Neuchâtel en Suisse a décidé de fermer sa Haute école de musique afin de réaliser des économies. Etudiants et professeurs se mobilisent contre cette décision choc que personne n’attendait.

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BKM Kultur & Medien @BundesKultur Markus Hilgert wurde heute zum neuen Generalsekretär der Kulturstiftung der Länder gewählt. Gratulation! Monika Grütters freut sich auf die Fortsetzung der bewährten und vertrauensvollen Zusammenarbeit.

Music History @today_classical in 1813 FP of ’s Symphony No. 7 Conducted by the nearly deaf composer

Image: Luzerner Sinfonieorchester © Vera Hartmann

(Written on December 8, 2017 )

In today’s news, Carnegie Hall welcomes youngest ever concert series curator, new survey highlights public concern on secondary ticketing sites, UK music venues are still not being inclusive enough for less able performers, audience members and staff. Making music in urban spaces, and musicians envisage a borderless world post-Brexit.

The Guardian

UK music venues still exclude disabled performers, audience members and staff

Why are so many disabled staff, performers and guests having to fight for access to music venues? The sector and the government needs to do more.

Music Week

New survey ‘highlights public concern on secondary ticketing’

A new consumer survey has found that 80% of the British public consider secondary ticketing to be a “rip-off”.

Classic FM

Cecilia Bartoli becomes first woman to record with the Sistine Chapel Choir

“Being the first woman to sing with the choir, and to record in the Sistine Chapel, is an immense privilege, I am at a loss for words. I am in seventh heaven, may I say that?” said Cecilia.

Varsity

Car park concerts, balcony bands and subway singing 

Thea Sands charts the social implications of music making in urban spaces.

Broadway World

Daniil Trifonov to Offer Seven-Concert Perspectives Series at Carnegie Hall

At 26 years of age, Mr. Trifonov is the youngest artist ever to curate a Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Je spektakulärer der Bau, desto höher die Aufmerksamkeit

Allein um die beste Kunst geht es beim Konzertsaalbau nicht. Oft zählen nur Aussehen und Aufmerksamkeit. Dieser Wettlauf wird weitergehen.

Berliner Zeitung

Konzerthaus München Keine kulturelle Sensation

Das also soll der lang ersehnte neue Münchner Konzertsaal werden: Eine von dem aus Vorarlberg stammenden Büro Cukrowicz Nachbaur entworfene, im Grundriss nach Vorgabe des Grundstücks streng rechteckige, steil, glatt und weich geschwungen ansteigende Glashaube, unter der die drei Säle, die Foyers und Probenräume, Restaurants und Tiefgaragen aufgestapelt sind.

Pizzicato

Eröffnung eines Gamelan-Ausbildungszentrums in der Schweiz

Zehn Jahre nach der Gründung einer aus jungen Studenten bestehenden Gruppe von javanesischen Gamelan-Musikern, wird die von Nicole Coppey gegründete und geleitete Pädagogische Schule für Musikalische Kunst ‘Un, Deux, Trois, Musiques …’ in Sion im November dieses Jahres ein Ausbildungs- und Leistungszentrum für Gamelan eröffnen.

Musicians against Brexit

With viola player Timothy Ridout and cellist Jacob Shaw, two excellent British musicians proudly took part in Alpenarte’s European Journey, representing their country in this exciting international ride through a border-less music world.

Le Figaro

Dans les pas de Stravinsky à l’Opéra Garnier

Soirée Royale. Le ballet de l’Opéra de Paris interprète Agon et Le sacre du Printemps, tandis que Teshigawara signe une création sur une partition de Salonen.

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@StevenIsserlis: When as a boy I refused to practice, my parents used to insist, adding: “Some day you’ll thank us.’ And the annoying thing is – I do!

@STNMC1 This from @PrivateEyeNews, doesn’t look good for Diocese of London: ‘Staggering vacuity’

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(Written on October 30, 2017 )

WildKat PR is excited to welcome Lizzie Ball to our roster. A truly gifted artist, Lizzie Ball is a classical trained violinist and vocalist. She is known for creating Classical Kicks, a series of shows that was established at London’s famous Ronnie Scott’s, as well as a number of other exciting collaborations. The series centres on broadening peoples’horizons for classical music by combining classical music performances at the highest level with a down-to -earth approach that allows everyone to engage with the genre.

This sums up what Lizzie is all about: She thinks outside the box to create opportunities for people to listen to stunning music while looking past all the usual conventions. She is always open to fresh and different approaches and thus her performances are always one of a kind.

Her exceptional musical skills are paired with an exuberant energy that immediately captivates the audiences. Her sounds are a combination of jazz, world, folk, bluegrass, rock and, of course, classical music. She delivers a modern and creative touch, combining all the musical impacts in her life and sharing it with the audiences. Through this she is rejuvenating the fundamentals of the classical genre. Her skills, her improvisation, her expression are the driving factors of finding a new sound, and a new perception. To quote Lizzie:

“I love creating an experience. It’s about connecting the music with the audience always. Whether it’s through my violin, my singing or when producing concert performance formats.”

Lately she has been working on a new show Viva la Vidacon Frida. This multi-media presentation is a musical journey through the life, times, art of Frida Kahlo which consists of part-concert, part talk, part imagery. Together with Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski, the duo play Mexican folk songs, jazz songs and classical compositions, that relate to the life of Frida Kahlo. The show also includes a live specially curated film that shows Frida Kahlo’s art, and images of the female icon aswell as Mexican imagery and illustration.

Besides her own projects, Lizzie has also been featured extensively as a classical performer with the BBC Proms, the Berliner Philharmonie and at Wigmore Hall. She has worked extensively with Nigel Kennedy, becoming the concertmaster of his orchestra of life. Her experiences in the world of rock and pop have earned her collaborations with artists, such as Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson. As a session musician, she has worked with a number of artists including Seal, Adele, Kylie Minogue and Kanye West.

She can transition between genres and styles like no other artist and through those abilities she is creating something new and exciting every step of the way.

Lizzie Ball ©Silvia Cruz

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(Written on October 16, 2017 )

In today’s news: Cloakroom girl earns acclaim after standing in for soprano at Wigmore Hall, and Guildhall School announces six new appointments. Rheingau Musik Festival announces collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, Christian Thielemann honours for 20 years at Bayreuther Festival, and music prizes for Meret Lüthi and Ernesto Molinari.

The Times

Cloakroom girl earns acclaim after standing in for soprano at Wigmore Hall

This part-time usher job could turn out to be her first step on the road to stardom after she entranced critics and concertgoers with an “exquisite” performance when asked to stand in at short notice for a soprano who had been taken ill.

International Piano

Casio Music launches four new keyboards

LK-135, LK-265, CTK-1500 and CTK-3500 are now available in stores across the UK, and feature a number of functions to enhance the playing experience, from App compatibility to Dance Music Mode.

Classical Music Magazine

Culture Mile consultation announced

City workers and residents are being invited to attend a consultation event at Smithfield Rotunda Garden on 24 August to share their views about plans to transform the north-west corner of the Square Mile into a cultural and creative destination.

Music Teacher

Guildhall School announces six new appointments

The Guildhall School has announced six new appointments, with the new members of staff all starting in September 2017.

Opera Now

Applications for Glyndebourne Opera Cup to open in October

Applications for a new international singing competition from Glyndebourne open on 2 October 2017. The Glyndebourne Opera Cup is an international competition designed to discover the best young singers from around the world.

Limelight

Queensland Symphony Orchestra announces 2018 season

Sergio Tiempo is Artist in Residence, with Stephen Hough, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Bernstein’s 100 among the season’s highlights.

Pizzicato

Malko Competition now open for application

Applications are now open for the 18th Malko Competition for Young Conductors, hosted by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi at DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen on 20th-27th April 2018.

Klassik.heute

Stiftung Rheingau Musik Festival: erste Ausstellung auf Google Arts&Culture-App

Die Stiftung Rheingau Musik Festival hat am vergangenen Samstag im Rahmen des Schlossfestes auf Schloss Vollrads die Zusammenarbeit mit Google Arts & Culture bekannt gegeben.

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Thielemann für 20 Jahr Bayreuth geehrt

Der Musikdirektor der Richard-Wagner-Festspiele, Christian Thielemann, hat in zwanzig Jahren  151 Vorstellungen bei den Wagner-Festspielen in Bayreuth dirigiert.

Klassik.com

Musikpreise des Kantons Bern für Meret Lüthi und Ernesto Molinari

Die Musikpreise des Kantons Bern gehen in diesem Jahr an die Violinistin und Gründerin des Alte-Musik-Ensembles “Les Passions de l’âme” Meret Lüthi sowie an den Klarinettisten Ernesto Molinari.

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in 1882 Birth of American Marion in Walla Walla, WA.

The Times: Milly Forrest

(Written on August 15, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Brindley Sherratt gives advice to a younger generation of singers, Birmingham Conservatoire appoints international chair in cello, and YCAT announces two new artists. Czech conductor Jiri Belohlavek has died aged 71, and Paris will open the doors of its monuments for classical music performances this June.

Guardian

Singing? I’m still trying to get the hang of it

Singing was never his first choice, but three decades into an internationally acclaimed career, British bass Brindley Sherratt puts pen to paper to risk a few words of advice for a younger generation.

Music Teacher

Birmingham Conservatoire appoints international chair in cello

Jian Wang has been appointed as Birmingham Conservatoire’s international chair in cello. He will visit Birmingham Conservatoire on a regular basic, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Classical Music Magazine

YCAT announces two new artists

YCAT (Young Classical Artists Trust) has selected pianist Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula and cellist Jamal Aliyev for representation following the Public Final Auditions at Wigmore Hall on 25 May.

Chicago Tribune

Don’t call It Brexit radio

Had it launched at any other time, Union JACK might not have attracted quite so much attention. 

LA Weekly

Superstar Pianist Yuja Wang Is Embracing the Darker Side of Classical Music, and It’s Thrilling

Yuja Wang brought the requisite star power and overt glamour that nearly filled Disney Hall on Friday night, as the astonishing Chinese pianist reunited with simpatico conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic and continued her recent obsession with the morbidly engrossing Hungarian composer Béla Bartók.

Le Figaro

Les monuments de Paris ouvrent leurs portes à la musique classique

Le Festival de Paris proposera pour sa première édition, du 9 au 29 juin, cinq concerts dont le premier se déroulera à la Tour Eiffel avec la soprano Patricia Petibon.

Quebec Huffington Post

Gregory Charles lance une école de musique virtuelle

Ça allait de soi, pour un aussi grand amoureux de musique, qui prend tant de plaisir à transmettre ses connaissances : Gregory Charles annonçait mercredi matin la mise sur pied de l’Académie Gregory, une école de musique virtuelle dont le premier tutoriel, Je suis pianiste, enseignera les rudiments du piano, à compter du 1erseptembre prochain.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ein Pianist ohne Nostalgie

Der französische Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard denkt an die Zukunft der Klaviermusik. Dafür wird er in München mit dem Siemens-Musikpreis ausgezeichnet.

Der Tagesspiegel

Jiri Belohlavek ist tot

Er führte die tschechische Philharmonie zu internationaler Anerkennung. Jiri Belohlavek ist nach schwerer Krankheit im Alter von 71 Jahren gestorben.

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Evangelische Kirche sieht Elbphilharmonie als G20-Ort kritisch

Die Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD) sieht die Elbphilharmonie als Veranstaltungsort für den G20-Gipfel in Hamburg kritisch.

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BBC Music Magazine  Whose tune is it anyway? We take a look at works of classical music which are often misattributed
Music History  in 1776 Birth of John George .

Image: Jiri Belohlavek

(Written on June 1, 2017 )

In today’s news: La La Land acrobatics outside the walls of the City Hall and London Symphony becomes Orchestra in Residence of the Luxemburg Philharmonic. Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester gets a movable audience area, and the Opéra-comique of Paris reopens. Beyoncé supports women with college scholarships and Pulitzer Prize for composer Du Yun.

The Telegraph

Los Angeles’ Mayor proclaims ‘La La Land’ day with aerial dancers at City Hall

Los Angeles’ mayor has proclaimed Tuesday the 25th of April as “La La Land” day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall.

The Strad

Cellist Steven Isserlis receives Wigmore Medal

The British artist receives the award ‘in recognition of his commitment to, and belief in Wigmore Hall and in everything that it represents’.

The Cut

We Will Soon See Some ‘Formation Scholars’ In College Thanks to Beyoncé

Beyoncé is helping four women pay their way through college! As a way to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking visual album Lemonade, Beyoncé announced four college scholarships.

The Violin Channel

Du Yun’s ‘Angel’s Bones’ Opera – 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Chinese-born international composer Du Yun’s acclaimed 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music winning opera ‘Angel’s Bone’

Gramophone

Join Gramophone for a conversation with Kyung Wha Chung

The eminent Korean violinist talks about her life in music

Der Tagesspiegel

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Der Neue stellt sich vor

Im Herbst tritt Robin Ticciati sein Amt als achter Chefdirigent des DSO an. Jetzt hat das Orchester sein Programm für die Saison 2017/18 präsentiert.

Berlin.de

Geiger Thomas Brandis mit 81 gestorben

Der Geiger Thomas Brandis, langjähriger Konzertmeister der Berliner Philharmoniker, ist tot.

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‘London Symphony’ ist ‘Orchestra in Residence’ der Luxemburger Philharmonie

Brexit hin, Brexit her, das ‘London Symphony Orchestra’, ab September 2017 unter der Leitung von Simon Rattle, ist in der Saison 2017/18 der Luxemburger Philharmonie ‘Orchestra in Residence’.

Classicfm

This £8.7m concert hall has a stage that moves

The Stoller Hall, situated within Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester’s Medieval Quarter, is a brand-new venue providing space for recitals, chamber and orchestral music, jazz, folk, pop and spoken word as well as recordings, conferences and rehearsals.

Le Figaro

Visite privée de l’Opéra-comique avant sa réouverture demain

Une salle somptueusement restaurée, pour renouer avec une tradition toute parisienne.

South China Morning Post 

Why Pang Ho-cheung, Love Off the Cuff filmmaker, is Hong Kong cinema’s true renaissance man

The 43-year-old writer, director, producer and actor is preparing to make his first English-language film and is juggling half a dozen or more projects he wants to direct – after which he thinks he may retire

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  18 of today’s top female conductors:

20Karriere-News: Karl-Heinz Steffens (Norske Opera)

 

Robin Ticciati (l.) und Orchesterdirektor Alexander Steinbeis.Foto: Kai Bienert

(Written on April 26, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, Wigmore Hall announces their 2017/18 season, and NYCGB search for their first Chief Executive. In Suffolk a new exhibition, ‘Queer Talk: Homosexuality In Britten’s Britain’, is inaugurated today.   In Nantes, toddlers are introduced to classical music in an attempt to break down cultural boundaries, and musical tips for your four-legged friends.

Rhinegold

NYCGB launches search for first chief executive

The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain are launching a search for their first ever chief executive. The new position was created in response to the organisation’s rapid growth over the past few years. Since 2012, NYCGB has gained ACE National Portfolio status, launched Widening Access & Engagement partnerships with music hubs in Cornwall, Cumbria and Nottinghamshire, and established the NYCGB fellowship programme.

Wigmore Hall announces 2017/18 season

Wigmore Hall’s 2017/18 season will include residencies from Isabelle Faust, Christian Tetzlaff, Sir András Schiff, Jörg Widmann and Sonia Prina.  The season will include a 17-concert survey of Haydn’s string quartets with the Castalian, Doric, Heath and Schumann string quartets, including all of Haydn’s quartets from the Opus 20s onwards, and the Cuarteto Casals will present a complete cycle of Beethoven’s string quartets, alongside new works by living composers.

Vulture

How Moonlight’s Composer Chopped and Screwed Classical Music

Host Hrishikesh Hirway interviews Oscar-nominated Moonlight composer Nicholas Britell about the process of creating the themes for the movie’s protagonist, who’s called “Little” when he’s a kid, “Chiron” as a teen, and “Black” when he’s fully grown. As Britell explains, he borrowed techniques from hip-hop to create three different themes from the same piece of music.

New Republic

Breaking Elgar’s Enigma

Bob Padgett used to work for large insurance companies in northern California, assessing property damage from fires and floods. But he was also a talented classical violinist, and he would moonlight for different orchestras, which is how he came to plumb a century-old mystery called the Enigma.

Pizzicato

Queer Talk: Homosexuality in Britten’s Britain Exhibition Inaugurated

 At the Red House in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, where Benjamin Britten and his partner Peter Pears lived for almost 40 years, a new exhibition, Queer Talk: Homosexuality In Britten’s Britain, is inaugurated today. It will outline the life and work of Benjamin Britten during the period of social change that led to the 1967 decriminalisation of homosexuality.

Klassik Heute

Henle-Klavierwettbewerb 2017

Junge Klavierspieler zwischen 6 und 11 Jahren sind aufgefordert, ihr Video auf YouTube zu stellen! Zu spielen ist ein Satz aus den Wunderkind-Sonaten von Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, zu gewinnen sind Noten oder Geldpreise. 

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Himmel der Carnegie Hall

Neun Konzerte, geballt an elf Tagen: Daniel Barenboim und die Berliner Staatskapelle zelebrieren in New York ihren Bruckner-Zyklus. Ein Wagnis, das vollends zu begeistern weiß.

Abendblatt

Das erste “Konzert für Hamburg” in der Elbphilharmonie

Das NDR-Orchester, Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja und Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt warfen “Klassik-Köder” aus.

Galileo

Diese Musik solltest du spielen, damit dein Hund entspannen kann

Ja, auch Hunde haben Musikgeschmack. Genau den haben Wissenschaftler jetzt untersucht. Denn natürlich wollen wir, dass es unseren Vierbeinern gut geht. Und da hilft es manchmal schon, wenn man die richtige Musik an macht.

Le Monde

Les femmes donnent de la voix aux Victoires de la musique classique

Unique émission de musique classique sur une chaîne de télévision du service public en prime time, les 24es Victoires de la musique classique, qui se tenaient mercredi 1er février à l’auditorium de Radio France, à Paris, ont été diffusées en direct sur France 3 et France Musique. La mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa a été récompensée dans la catégorie artiste lyrique.

La Croix

Nantes, la Folle Journée initie les enfants à la musique classique

Dans le cadre du festival de musique classique la Folle Journée qui se tient du 1er au 5 février, la compagnie Musiqu’Éveil a imaginé des concerts adaptés aux enfants de 18 mois à 3 ans, pour mieux faire tomber les barrières culturelles.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1875 Birth of Austrian-American #violinist Fritz #Kreisler #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Mondoweiss @Mondoweiss The Palestine Philharmonie — an orchestra is born in Bethlehem

3sat Kulturzeit @kulturzeit Hamburg: Schauspielhaus-Intendantin Karin Beier verlängert um weitere drei Jahre.

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Image: Wigmore Hall

(Written on February 2, 2017 )