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In today’s news: a 100-year-old organ which was played in the trenches of the First World War. Sir Antonio Pappano records Bernstein for centenary year. Why you should absolutely be studying music beyond GCSE, a new partnership for Garsington Opera, the Philharmonia and the English Concert. Edinburgh’s new music venue design revealed. The Rhapsody in School project, awarded with an ECHO in 2014, has now also reached the opera houses. Interview with Icelandic musician Ólafur Arnalds about his new CD.

Classic FM

This 100-year-old organ was played in the trenches of the First World War

Organist Beverley Palin bought the instrument for £45 in a second-hand shop and now regularly performs on this piece of history.

Gramophone

Video of the day: Sir Antonio Pappano records Bernstein

Celebrating the Bernstein centenary with Sir Antonio Pappano, Beatrice Rana, Dame Josephine Barstow and Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

Classic FM

Why you should absolutely be studying music beyond GCSE

As GCSE and A-Level results have been at the forefront of many students’ thoughts this week, some might be wondering ‘what do I do next?’.

Rhinegold

New partnership for Garsington Opera, the Philharmonia and the English Concert

In the lead up to its 30th anniversary year, Garsington Opera has announced a partnership with the Philharmonia and the English Concert.

Edinburgh’s new music venue design revealed

International Music and Performing Arts Charitable Trust (IMPACT) Scotland is leading the project to build a new performance venue in Edinburgh.

The New York Times

In Praise of Bernstein as Conductor: Movement That Mesmerized

To his fans, especially the baby boomers who were the target audience for his Young People’s Concerts, his theatrical podium persona was thrilling.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Sängertreffen auf halber Strecke

In Maisachs katholischer Kirche geben am Samstag drei Chöre ein gemeinsames Konzert. Der örtliche Männergesangverein empfängt dabei sein Pendant aus Neuenkirchen und den “Coro Peralba” aus Italien.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Der isländische Musiker Ólafur Arnalds

Elektronik, Klassik und ein bisschen Chaos.

Fono Forum

Rhapsody in School

Das 2014 mit einem ECHO für Nachwuchsförderung ausgezeichnete Schulprojekt Rhapsody in School, bei dem inzwischen über 400 Musikerinnen und Musiker ehrenamtlich mitmachen, hat nun auch die Opernhäuser erreicht.

El País

Algunas rarezas para lo que queda de verano

La música rompe el curso de las cosas, te arranca hacia otra parte.

The 100-year-old organ is regularly played by Beverley. (c) Beverley Palin

(Written on August 24, 2018 )

In today’s news: Liszt’s lost opera: ‘beautiful’ work finally brought to life after 170 years. Robert Trevino named Malmö Symphony’s Chief Conductor. Deutsche Grammophon’s president talks about their new partnership with Apple Music. For all Bach fans, Yo-Yo Ma can now be yours to command as the latest add-on to Alexa. Teodor Currentzis opens the Musikfest Bremen with a spectacular “Great Night Music”.

The Guardian

Liszt’s lost opera: ‘beautiful’ work finally brought to life after 170 years

Sardanapalo to premiere in Germany after Cambridge academic translates and deciphers neglected sketchbook

Gramophone

Robert Trevino named Malmö Symphony’s Chief Conductor

Watch the moment the announcement is made to the players

Broadway World

The New York Pops Opens 2018-19 Carnegie Hall Season With Roll Over Beethoven 10/19

A Different Kind of Orchestra on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.

FirstPost

Satyasheel Deshpande on the role of bandish and gharanas in Hindustani classical music

Conversations with Satyasheel Deshpande, however brief, cannot fail to enrich the musical knowledge of the listener.

Music Week

‘It is as readily available as pop’: Deutsche Grammophon’s president on classical music’s streaming opportunity

Deutsche Grammophon is celebrating its 120th anniversary year by launching a major partnership with Apple Music, which will potentially open up its repertoire – both modern and traditional – to a new streaming audience.

Limelight

Love Bach? Now Yo-Yo Ma can be yours to command

Ever wanted one of the world’s greatest cellists in your living room for an intimate chat about Bach? Wait no longer. If you are a user of Alexa, Amazon’s popular virtual assistant, then Yo-Yo Ma’s Musical Moments is the latest ‘skill’ on offer.

Pizzicato

‘Leonard Bernstein At 100’ Celebrates The Musician’s Centennial Birthday

One hundred years after his birth and 28 years after his death, Leonard Bernstein’s legacy still shines bright. A multitude of events will celebrate his 100th birthday on August 25, 2018.

Klassik.com

Ehrenpreis des Deutschen Filmmusikpreises für Peter Gotthardt

Peter Gotthardt soll im Herbst den Ehrenpreis des Deutschen Filmmusikpreises erhalten. Die Auszeichnung wird Gotthardt Ende Oktober in Halle vom Ehrenpreisträger des Vorjahres Harold Faltermeyer überreicht.

Klassik heute

Teodor Currentzis eröffnet das Musikfest Bremen

Das diesjährige Musikfest Bremen findet vom 25. August bist 15. September statt, das Angebot umfasst 39 Veranstaltungen in 31 Spielstätten. Spektakulärer Auftakt ist die „Große Nachtmusik“, die das Publikum in den historischen Stadtkern dazu einlädt mit einer persönlichen Programmzustellung die Musikfest-Eröffnung zu feiern.

Platea Magazine

Javier Camarena, Aida Garifullina y Placido Domingo protagonizan ‘Los pescadores de perlas’ de Bizet en Salzburgo

Los días 23 y 26 de agosto, bajo la batuta de Riccardo Minasi, el Festival de Salzburgo presenta en concierto Los pescadores de perlas de George Bizet, con un atractivo elenco encabezado por Javier Camarena (Nadir), Aida Garifullina (Leïla) y Plácido Domingo (en su debut como Zurga).

 

 

The Sardanapel manuscript was found in a neglected sketchbook. (c) GSA/Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Bestand

(Written on August 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: Weapon found inside a flute at Munich airport. The disabled musicians coming to the proms. Watch this awesome 5-year-old play Chopin’s Minute Waltz like it’s nbd. Warner Music Group letter reveals Spotify windfall terms for artists. Richest US Millennials Listen to Classical Music, TD Ameritrade Survey Says. In Berlin, a project tries to drive out homeless people with atonal music. The russian Polina Semionova was voted the ballerina of the year. At Frankfurt Musikmesse there is a new program devised to search for different instruments to be used in music therapy. A forgotten Liszt Opera is staged in Weimar. A portrait of Sofia Coppola Traviata production going to Japan.

Classic FM

Weapon found inside a flute at Munich airport

Customs officials have discovered a sword with a 50cm blade packed inside a flute at Munich airport.

The Guardian

Batons not barriers: The disabled musicians coming to the proms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Resound Ensemble explain why it’s not about the disability, it’s about the quality of music-making

Classic FM

Watch this awesome 5-year-old play Chopin’s Minute Waltz like it’s nbd

Evan Le is an amazing young pianist who’s made a name for himself performing music by some of the greatest composers on YouTube – and millions of people have been wowed by his talent

Music Week

Warner Music Group letter reveals Spotify windfall terms for artists

Music Week has obtained a letter issued by Warner Music Group that reveals a starkly different approach between the majors in how the proceeds from the equity sale in Spotify will be passed on to artists.

The Epoch Times

Richest US Millennials Listen to Classical Music, TD Ameritrade Survey Says

The type of music that Americans listen to may say a lot about their bank account.

Limelight

Germany employs atonal music in fight against crime

Atonal music might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but Germany’s national rail operator is convinced that it is disliked enough to drive away drug users at one of its stations. The unusual initiative will be trialled next month by the Deutsch Bahn at the Hermannstrasse station, a known crime spot.

Berliner Morgenpost

Primaballerina Polina Semionova ist Tänzerin des Jahres

Die russische Primaballerina Polina Semionova (33) ist zur Tänzerin des Jahres gewählt worden. Die am Staatsballett Berlin auftretende Tänzerin wurde in der am Dienstag veröffentlichten Jahresumfrage der Fachzeitschrift „Tanz“ unter internationalen Kritikern zur Favoritin gewählt.

Musik Heute

Musikmesse Frankfurt sucht neue Therapie-Instrumente

Die Musikmesse Frankfurt schreibt einen Wettbewerb für Therapie-Instrumente aus. Gesucht seien sowohl handwerklich erstellte Instrumente als auch neue digitale Anwendungen wie Musik-Apps, teilten die Veranstalter am Dienstag mit. Instrumentenbauer, Künstler und Musiktherapeuten können bis zum 31. Januar 2019 Prototypen inklusive Produktinformation einreichen.

NMZ

Chamäleon Liszt: Uraufführung des Opernfragments „Sardanapalo“ in Weimar

Franz Liszt ist im kollektiven Gedächtnis der Musikwelt abgespeichert als umschwärmter Tasten-Löwe, als Dirigent und Pädagoge, als ingeniöser Komponist von hoch virtuoser und klangschillernder Klaviermusik und als Schöpfer groß angelegter sinfonischer Dichtungen.

Il Messaggero

Sofia Coppola, da Roma a Tokyo: lost in Traviata

«La musica travolgente, i costumi che sono opere d’arte, l’eleganza italiana per raccontare una storia così passionale. Credo che anche il Giappone sarà stordito da Violetta, perso per questa eroina verdiana, così come lo sono stata io».

 

 

‘It’s nice to have people expect more from you’ … conductor James Rose, centre, with members of BSO Resound, an ensemble of disabled musicians. (c) Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

(Written on August 22, 2018 )

In today’s news: Composer Oliver Knussen dies aged 66 after a short illness, Jeremy Wright replaces Matt Hancock as DCMS following “Brexodus”, and Love Islanders get a dose of classical music. Hamburg State Opera releases audience numbers for 2017/18 season. Rudolstadt-Festival for folk, world and roots music. The underwater concert to raise environmental awareness. Five finalists for directorship of Palus de les Arts in Valencia. The sound island in Madrid encouraging children to create music as they play.

The Guardian

Composer Oliver Knussen dies aged 66

British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen has died age 66, his publisher has announced.

The Drum

Jeremy Wright appointed new secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS)

The MP used to play the trumpet, “but can barely get a note out of the instrument these days”.

Classic FM

Love Island and classical music: what’s been played on ITV2 so far?

Classic FM have noticed that a few pieces of classical music have cropped up in Series Four of Love Island, 2018. Here are all the pieces they’ve used so far.

EurekAlert

The ideal of equality makes opera thrive in Finland

The number of operas composed during the 21st century is higher than during the 150-years of previous Finnish music history.

Bloomberg

Huawei Takes a Trip to the Opera in a Break From Trade Wars

Deputy Chairman Ken Hu is heading to the French capital to unveil a technology partnership involving a 900,000-euro ($1 million) investment over three years into a content-sharing platform at France’s national opera company.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Konzert für Fische und Korallen

Tauchausrüstung oder Schnorchel waren ein Muss beim Unterwasser-Festival vor den Florida Keys. Die am einzigen lebenden US-Korallenriff abgespielten Rhythmen sollten die Aufmerksamkeit auch auf den Schutz des Ökosystems lenken.

Klassik Heute

Hamburgische Staatsoper gibt die Besucherzahlen der Spielzeit 2017/18 bekannt

Mit der Vorstellung der 44. Nijinsky-Gala des Hamburg Ballett am vergangenen Sonntag, den 8. Juli 2018, ging die Spielzeit 2017/2018 der Hamburgischen Staatsoper zu Ende.

Bayerische Rundfunk

Ruth-Preis an Ethno-Jazz-Sängerin

Zehntausende sind am vergangenen Wochenende zu rund 300 Konzerten ins thüringische Rudolstadt gereist.

Platea Magazine

Dos españoles, dos italianos, un alemán y un argentino, finalistas para dirigir el Palau de Les Arts

Tal y como publica el periódico Las Provincias, el Palau de Les Arts ya contaría con cinco finalistas para dirigir el coliseo, tras la dimisión de Davide Livermore.

El País

Una isla sonora para jugar a través de la música

Un volcán sonoro se ha instalado en Matadero. Está ubicado en una isla en la que todos los elementos que la conforman hacen ruido y, en conjunto, producen música.

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(Written on July 10, 2018 )

We are very pleased to welcome two fantastic new clients, and welcome back another, as we begin the new year!

The Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy is now in its 61st iteration, and its outstanding programme will take place between 13th July and 1st September 2018. In 1957, Yehudi Menuhin moved with his young family to Gstaad, Switzerland, and was overwhelmed by the beauty and power of the bucolic Alpine village. After being asked by the then head of tourism for Gstaad, Paul Valentin, to support the summer tourist season with some concerts, Menuhin rang in the inaugural festival in the summer of  the following year. Two of the performers in those first concerts were Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears! The high-calibre bookings continue, and in 2018 the festival looks to welcome Jonas Kaufmann, Hélène Grimaud, Nigel Kennedy, Sol Gabetta and Juan Diego Flóres, among a stellar line-up of stars from the opera, choral and instrumental worlds. WildKat PR is delighted to be leading their press campaign again in 2018.

The eminent Italian pianist and composer Roberto Cacciapaglia has enjoyed a varied and successful career to date. He performs his own compositions in the most prestigious theatres and institutions all over the world, sharing his innovative and inspiring compositions. Roberto blends electronic experimental music with the classical tradition, and for many years has been researching the powers of sound. He founded the Educational Music Academy in 2013, giving a voice to young musical talents, composers, musicians and pianists by way of support and mentorship. Roberto recently released the 10th Anniversary edition of his QUARTO TEMPO album, which was mastered at London’s Abbey Road Studios.

© Roberto Cacciapaglia

Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas embodies a unique musical language built upon modern, multi-stylistic influences that with a dream that combines austere melodic beauty with a stunning rhythmic drive. Once praised by Terry Riley for his ‘unique and compositional voice’, he embarked on the journey to creating his own legacy with works showcased and premiered all across Europe, while establishing his own ensemble – the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (NICO) – and working closely with Kristjan Järvi of the Baltic Youth Philharmonic along the way. Adopting a traditional work ethic, Gediminas proudly works with pen and paper across all his compositions. He grows, chases and explores an organic idea when it comes to mind and injects his own unique blend of pop and classical cultures. With many of his pieces already performed at a number of prestigious events, Gediminas’ work defies all genres and makes it accessible to a wide audience.

© Gediminas Gelgotas

“Having myself worked on the Gstaad Menuhin Festival press campaign in both 2015 and 2016, I am delighted to welcome the festival team to work with us again,” our London Director, Olivia Brown, comments. “They present an inspired programme, in a truly beautiful setting, year on year.

“I’m also very pleased to be expanding our roster of contemporary composers by welcoming Roberto and Gediminas. We look forward to introducing their music to UK and European audiences, reaching and expanding on the broadening new audience of contemporary classical music.”

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(Written on January 11, 2018 )