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Conductor Damian Iorio will join the Welsh National Opera for its touring production of W. A. Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ in the first half of 2019.

The production will be directed by Olivier award-winning Dominic Cooke, and will tour UK cities including Cardiff, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Plymouth, Bristol, Llandudno and Southampton.

“I’m looking forward to making my debut with the Welsh National Opera for the 2019 touring production of ‘The Magic Flute’, working with a fantastic cast and crew and sharing one of Mozart’s best-loved operas with towns and cities across the country.” (Damian Iorio, June 2018)

This will be Damian’s first engagement with the WNO, having previously worked with the likes of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, San Francisco Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, BBC Symphony, Philharmonic and Scottish orchestras and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

More information and tickets can be found on the WNO website.

Damian is currently in Paris to conduct ‘Boris Godunov’ with the Opéra national de Paris, with performances on 19, 22 June and 6, 9, 12 July.

(Written on June 20, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Veriko Tchumburidze receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the finals of 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poland. Royal Albert Hall has appointed current CEO of Opera Australia, Craig Hassall, as its new chief executive. Also, the shortlist for the British Composer Awards 2016 has been revealed.

The Strad

Veriko Tchumburidze wins International Wieniawski Violin Competition 2016

Veriko Tchumburidze has been named the winner of the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań, Poland. The 20-year-old musician from Georgia/Turkey – a former winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians – receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the competition final.

Classical Music Magazine

RAH appoints Craig Hassall as new chief executive

The Royal Albert Hall (RAH) has appointed Craig Hassall, currently CEO of Opera Australia (OA), as its new chief executive.

British Composer Awards 2016 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the British Composer Awards 2016 has been revealed. Thirty-four composers have been shortlisted, spanning 33 works across 11 categories.

Music Teacher Magazine

Pascal Nemirovski joins Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire has appointed Pascal Nemirovski as international chair in piano.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Stile Antico announces Young Singer Bursaries 2016/17

Mezzo-soprano Sacha Fullerton and soprano Caroline Halls are the recipients of Stile Antico’s 2016/17 Young Singer Bursaries.

International Arts Manager

From the Supreme Court to the stage

American Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is swapping the stand for the stage as she prepares to star in Washington National Opera’s (WNO) production of La Fille du Regiment. Donizetti’s comic opera tells the tale of a young woman torn between her family and the love of her life. It runs from 12-20 November, and is directed by Robert Longbottom.

Le Parisien

Pierre Boulez donne son nom à la grande salle de la Philharmonie de Paris

La grande salle de la Philharmonie de Paris, ouverte en janvier 2015 dans le nord-est parisien, doit être baptisée mercredi officiellement du nom du compositeur Pierre Boulez, père spirituel du projet.

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Dresdner Sinfoniker laden Erdogan zu Armenier-Stück ein

Die Türkei läuft seit langem Sturm gegen das Konzertprojekt «Aghet» zum «Völkermord an den Armeniern». Die Dresdner Sinfoniker wollen ihr Stück im November im deutschen Generalkonsulat in Istanbul aufführen – wozu sie nun Präsident Erdogan persönlich eingeladen haben.

klassik.com

Radiosender zeichnen Pianistin Nathalia Milstein aus

Die französische Pianistin Nathalia Milstein erhält den “Prix du jeune soliste des medias francophones publics”. Der Preis wird von vier Radiosendern vergeben: Radio France, dem schweizerischen Sender RTS, der belgischen Rundfunkstation RTBF sowie Radio Canada.

Codex Flores

Engstroem distanziert sich von Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Martin Engstroem, der Leiter des Verbier Festivals, ist laut einer Meldung des Fachmagazins «Pizzicato» aus Unzufriedenheit über die Führung des Ensembles aus dem Kuratorium des Orchestre de la Suisse Romande(OSR)  ausgetreten.

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The Economist @TheEconomist With his album “Sleep”, Max Richter has redefined classical music in the digital age http://econ.st/2eh33l0

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine How can we increase diversity in classical music? http://buff.ly/2exL7nT

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Georges Bizet was born #otd in 1838 A classic clip of #ROHcarmen to celebrate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ_HHRJf0xg …

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Photo: International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition

(Written on October 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Royal Opera House has renewed its partnership with BP, stars prepare for David Bowie celebration at the BBC Proms & the leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara has died at the age of 87. Also, Welsh National Opera are reaching out to new audiences with Kommilitonen!.

Classical Music Magazine

ROH renews partnership with BP

The Royal Opera House (ROH) has renewed its partnership with BP for a further five years. The relationship between the two companies, which began in 1989, will now continue until 2023.

Goldsmiths student creates AI version of In C

A computing student from Goldsmiths, University of London has created an artificially intelligent orchestra to play Terry Riley’s In C.

BBC News

Stars prepare for ‘celebratory’ David Bowie Prom

A little over 10 years ago, in May 2006, David Bowie gave his last ever UK performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He only graced the stage for 15 minutes, as the special guest of David Gilmour, singing the Pink Floyd classics Arnold Layne and Comfortably Numb.

BBC Music Magazine

Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)

The leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara has died at the age of 87. One of the most frequently performed of all Finnish composers, Rautavaara was seen as the heir to Sibelius, who in 1955 recommended him for the Koussevitzky Scholarship to study in America.

Wales Online

This is how Welsh National Opera is enticing young people to try opera this summer

It’s not always easy convincing young people that opera is for them too but Welsh National Opera are currently reaching out to new audiences with Kommilitonen! WNO’s Youth Opera production for 2016 is a contemporary opera for young people about young people.

BR Klassik

“Dirigieren wird heute oft zur störenden Show”

Am 28. Juli wurde der italienische Dirigent Riccardo Muti 75 Jahre alt. 1981 gab er 40-jährig mit dem Verdi-Requiem sein Debüt beim Chor und Symphonieorchester des BR. Seither kehrt er regelmäßig nach München zurück – zuletzt am 17. und 18. Dezember 2015 mit Werken von Schubert und Cherubini.

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Feierliche Eröffnung der 96. Salzburger Festspiele – Uraufführung eröffnet Opernprogramm

Mit einem großen Festakt sind die 96. Salzburger Festspiele gestartet. Österreichs Nationalratspräsidentin Doris Bures (SPÖ) eröffnete vor zahlreichen hochrangigen Vertretern aus Politik und Wirtschaft am Donnerstag das Festival in der Felsenreitschule offiziell.

Klassik.com

Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis 2016 für Olga Rayeva

Der mit 10.000 Euro dotierte Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis geht in diesem Jahr an die in Berlin lebende Komponistin Olga Rayeva. Mit der Auszeichnung verbunden ist für die gebürtige Moskauerin auch die Aufführung eines neuen Werkes in Rheinsberg und Berlin sowie eine Edition des Werkes beim Hofmeister-Musikverlag.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews Henrik Nanasi Leads a Beautifully Played Magic Flute

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera There’s nothing quite like a good book Especially when it’s adapted into an opera: ^M

EnglishNationalOpera @E_N_O It’s the last day of the summer project today! Toi toi toi to you all for tonight’s performance!

BP Big Screen TOSCA live from the  Royal Opera House  Trafalgar Square, London, Great Britain  living streaming of Tosca  with additional live interviews both in Trafalgar Sq and at the Royal Opera House 18th July 2013 Photograph by Elliott Franks Tel 07802 537 220  elliott@elliottfranks.com 2013©Elliott Franks

Photograph: Elliott Franks

(Written on July 29, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the German cabinet deciding on a reform of copyright law to secure artist’s fair payment. Also, Vienna opera places composition commissions, first looks on Zimmer’s soundtrack for Batman v Superman, WNO announces new chair & more

Classic FM

Hear an exclusive track from the Batman v Superman soundtrack

We’ve got an exclusive first look at Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Enjoy ‘Do You Bleed’ right now! Read more at http://www.classicfm.com/composers/zimmer/news/batman-v-superman-soundtrack-do-you-bleed/#8MIm526H3B6f5ZPv.99

Classical Music Magazine

WNO announces new chair

Welsh National Opera has appointed Mark Molyneux as its next chair of the board of directors. He succeeds Geraint Talfan Davies, who steps down in July after 10 years in the post.

Classical Music Magazine

Vuillaume ‘Evangelists’ quartet sell for record amount

A quartet of instruments made by the luthier Jean Baptiste Vuillaume sold at auction for £960,000 on 15 March.

The Strad

City of Birmingham Symphony names Kate Suthers second violin section leader

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has appointed Kate Suthers as its section leader second violin from May 2016

NMZ

Jazzstudie 2016: Viele Jazzmusiker können von Gagen nicht leben

Viele Jazzmusiker in Deutschland können nach Einschätzung eines Berufsverbands allein von ihren Gagen nicht leben

Golem.de

Regierung beschließt Gesetzentwurf für “faire Beteiligung”

Das Bundeskabinett hat eine Reform des Urhebervertragsrechts beschlossen. Die Urheber werfen Justizminister Maas vor, seine ursprünglichen Pläne verwässert zu haben

Die Presse

Staatsoper: Staudt schreibt Auftragsoper “Die Weiden”

Die Oper von Johannes Maria Staud und dem Dresdner Librettisten Durs Grünbein wird „eine Expedition ins Herz Europas“

The Strad

London’s Royal College of Music receives rare Gagliano violin in its original Baroque set-up

The Royal College of Music in London has been gifted a 1758 Nicolò Gagliano violin on permanent loan from an anonymous charitable benefactor

Deutsche Welle

How European exile composers created the sounds of Hollywood

World-renowned violinist Daniel Hope uncovered dusty letters and compositions scribbled on scraps of paper for “The Sounds of Hollywood,” a book and a CD on Jewish immigrant composers who fled to Hollywood in the 1930s

Twitter

BR KLASSIKAusstellung in : und der Germanenkult in üppigen Gemälden

Deutsche Grammophon Last night we had such a wonderful & unique SLEEP with . See you tonight again!

ARTEFAKT Kultur Seit Jahrzehnten ist der Star-Bariton Thomas Hampson rund um den Globus unterwegs

Photograph: DW / H. Mund

Photograph: DW / H. Mund

 

 

 

 

 

(Written on March 17, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news Apple Music has gained 11 million members in the five weeks after its launch. The Artistic Director and Executive Producer of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group are standing down in 2016, and the Welsh National Opera have appointed a new managing director to start December 2015.

Guardian

Apple Music has 11m trial members five weeks after launching

Spotify rival is still in its free trial period, so the real crunch will come when those users are prompted to pay

Classical Music Magazine

WNO appoints new managing director

Welsh National Opera has appointed Leonora Thomson as its new managing director. Currently director of audiences and development at the Barbican Centre, Thomson is to take up the position in December 2015.

Classical Source

Stephen and Jackie Newbould to leave Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at the end of 2015/16 season

Stephen Newbould, Artistic Director of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Jackie Newbould, the ensemble’s Executive Producer, have decided to stand down from their roles at the end of BCMG’s 2015/16 season (in summer 2016).

The Strad

Students launch crowdfunding website to help musicians travel to auditions

The site offers scholarships of up to $500 for string players travelling throughout the US

New York Times

The Proms, BBC’s Classical Music Festival, Is All the More Important as Austerity Looms

Because of the Proms’ enviable roster of visiting orchestras, its support for contemporary composers, and its accessibility, there remain few larger forces for musical good anywhere. But it is now operating in an atmosphere of some discomfort: Its parent corporation and fellow musical broadcasters in Europe are under pressure. And the British government remains bent on austerity.

ClassicalWorld.com

International Philharmonic Orchestra to Offer Seven Concerts Featuring World’s Best Young Classical Musicians

International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together 100 young talented musicians from 74 countries to represent their countries through music in Seven Epic Concerts, including a concert for Global Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York during United Nations week.

Der Tagesspiegel

Es ist eine Heimkehr

Die 16. Ausgabe des Festival Young Euro Classic beginnt am Donnerstag. Insgesamt 1500 Musiker kommen dafür nach Berlin und musizieren 18 Tage lang im Konzerthaus.

Musik Heute

Musik-Festspiele MV zielen auf neuen Besucherrekord

Die Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern haben eine positive Halbzeitbilanz gezogen. Bis zum Ende der 25. Festivalausgabe erwarte man mehr Gäste als im Vorjahr, als mit 73.000 Besuchern ein Rekord erreicht wurde.

Klassik.com

Trondheim: Historische Musikinstrumente fallen Brand zum Opfer

Ein Brand im Nationalen Musikmuseum Ringve in Trondheim hat hohe Schäden verursacht. Angaben des Museumsdirektors zufolge seien zwei historische Klaviere, ein Tafelklavier und ein Flügel aus dem 19. Jahrhundert zerstört worden.

Le Parisien

La Hadopi se sépare de son secrétaire général Eric Walter

La Hadopi, l’autorité anti-piratage dont le bilan fait actuellement débat, a indiqué lundi s’être “séparée” de son secrétaire général Eric Walter, confirmant une information de plusieurs médias spécialisés.

El Mundo

Juan Pérez Floristán, primer premio del Concurso de Piano ‘Paloma O’Shea’

Juan Pérez Floristán, ha sido elegido para ser el primer premio y Medalla de Oro, en Gala de Clausura y Entrega de Premios del XVIII Concurso Internacional de Piano de Santander Paloma O’Shea.

Twitter

Sinfini Music: Barbara Strozzi, born this day in 1619, basically totally bossed being a woman in 17thC Venice. Free here:

Tête à Tête: It may not be as hard as you think to get to some shows at tonight, more here:

BBC Proms Team: See how performed his piece “Toilet Brushes – More”:

06PREMIERES1-master675The Aurora Orchestra and the BBC Proms Youth Ensemble at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photo: Chris Christodoulou/BBC

(Written on August 6, 2015 )

Classical News

Classical Music Magazine

Abigail Pogson appointed to manage Sage Gateshead

Spitalfields Music chief executive Abigail Pogson is to become managing director of Sage Gateshead in May, taking over from Anthony Sargent.

The Guardian

WNO puts opera’s ‘invisible people’ on stage

Welsh National Opera performing project puts the spotlight on the stagehands

The Times

Parents dig deep to fund piano lessons

Parents are spending more on music lessons than any other out-of-school activity, according to a study.

The Independent

Tristan and Isolde: Should an opera production be changed if audiences dislike it?

The Royal Opera’s ‘Tristan and Isolde’ alienated audiences with its high wall on stage. Now it has been changed. Thank goodness opera directors do listen sometimes, says Jessica Duchen

The Telegraph

The 10 best pieces of Christmas classical music

Fed up of carols and mind-numbing festive hits? Ivan Hewett offers the best classical pieces for the season

Classic FM

Cellist banned from breastfeeding in dressing room at £1,000-a-year private members club

The Oriental Club in central London banned cellist Katherine Jenkinson from taking her 11-week old baby and a babysitter into her dressing room.

Musik Heute

Musikmesse Classical:NEXT 2015 öffnet Registrierung

Die vierte Ausgabe des internationalen Klassik-Meetings findet vom 20. bis 23. Mai 2015 im niederländischen Rotterdam statt.

Klassik.com

Neuer Vorschlag zu Kulturkürzungen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Die Landesregierung von Mecklenburg-Vorpommern hat den Kommunen im Osten des Bundeslandes einen neuen Vorschlag für Kürzungen in der Theaterlandschaft unterbreitet.

Montserrat Caballé widerspricht Spekulationen über Karriereende

Opern-Diva will “auf der Bühne sterben”

Codex Flores

Hat Baronin von Rothschild zwei Chopin-Stücke geschrieben?

Zwei erst im 20. Jahrhundert publizierte mutmassliche Chopin-Stücke, ein Nocturne in c-Moll und ein Walzer in a-Moll, sollen in Tat und Wahrheit Werke der Chopin-Schülerin Baronne Nathaniel de Rothschild sein.

El Mundo

El Teatro Real equilibra sus cuentas y espera ya superávit en 2015

El presupuesto para 2015 es de 43.659.192 euros y se prevé un superávit de 500.000 euros

Pizzicato

Big Gift For The Curtis Institute Of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia announces a combined $11.5 million in gifts from Board Chair Nina Baroness von Maltzahn, including a $10 million endowment gift to establish the Nina von Maltzahn President’s Chair held by Roberto Díaz.

Twitter:

BBC Music Magazine ‏@MusicMagazine: Radio 3 Christmas carol competition finalists announced: http://www.classical-music.com/news/radio-3-christmas-carol-competition-finalists-announced …

The Bridgewater Hall ‏@BridgewaterHall:  @GarethMalone pulls together a new Military Wives super-choir. First episode tonight on @BBCTwo at 9pm: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vkfft …

Music in the Round ‏@MusicintheRound:  We wish Beethoven a Happy Probably-His-Birthday! @HTimw @LeonoreInfo @elias_quartet @johnsuchet1

WNOPhotograph: Unheard Voices – CREW, WNO Photograph: WNO

(Written on December 16, 2014 )

The Guardian

Sex, death and dissonance: the strange, obsessive world of Anton Bruckner

There’s no doubt Anton Bruckner was an oddball, a man with an unhealthy interest in dead bodies and teenage girls. But the composer’s obsessions and terrors also gave us some astonishing music.

A day in the life of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – audio slideshow

Photographer David Levene visited Amsterdam, home of one of the world’s greatest concert halls and orchestras, to shoot the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as it prepared for an evening performance of Bruckner’s final, unfinished, 9th symphony.

Classic FM

Classic FM nominated for six Radio Academy Awards

The Radio Academy Awards nominations have been announced, with Classic FM picking up six nominations in total, equalling last year’s total.

Neville Marriner at 90

Charlotte Green meets Sir Neville Marriner to celebrate his forthcoming 90th birthday.

Clean Bandit unveil violin-smashing new video for ‘Extraordinary’

Clean Bandit, the chart-topping dance act made up of a classical string quartet, have revealed their new music video for forthcoming single ‘Extraordinary’.

International Arts Manager

Classical is set to collide with acid house at a new UK event this summer. Taking place at Bath and West showground, Orchestival will feature a programme of genre-bending performances and creative workshops which organisers hope will shift perceptions of classical music.

musik heute

BR-Klassik sucht Nachwuchsjournalisten für Jugendradiotag 2014

Für seinen Jugendradiotag im September 2014 sucht BR-Klassik Nachwuchsjournalisten. Unter dem Motto “Das hören wir!” können Jugendliche aus ganz Bayern die Musik vorstellen, die sie gerne hören. Bewerbungen sind ab sofort möglich, teilte der Sender am Dienstag mit.

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Eröffnung der Jagdsaison – Aufregungen der E-Musik zur GEMA-Jahressitzung 2014

Jedes Jahr die ähnliche Situation: Komponisten anderer Sparten wie zum Beispiel der Werbemusik oder Fahrstuhlmusik blicken neidisch auf die E-Musik-Wertung…

 

Classical music on twitter

International Arts Manager: @IntArtsManager From our archive: the young entrepreneurs that are shaking up the arts scene http://internationalartsmanager.com/2012/07/17/the-new-entrepreneurs …

Bachtrack: @bachtrack Picnics, lakes, fireworks, castles, farms, crowds, blue skies and MUSIC… but which location is Most Scenic? http://ow.ly/v81KM

Bamberg Symphony: @bambergsymphony Our new Youtube clip is online: Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in six minutes – in the style of the twenties. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-s37QTNH1c …

Amer. Fed. Musicians: @The_AFM Musicians: speak out about your experiences traveling w/your instrument & help us make flying smoother! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSDC7MR

Welsh National Opera: @WNOtweet Vacancy: Trainee Repetiteur to join our music staff. http://www.wno.org.uk/genesis-trainee-repetiteur …

LAPhil: @LAPhil College students: we have summer internships! Learn more, check your eligibility and apply here: http://laphil.com/about/jobs

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(Written on April 3, 2014 )

The Guardian

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins rejoins old record label

Jenkins returns to Universal-owned Decca after Welsh mezzo-soprano was dropped by Warner Music

BBC Music Magazine

New York’s Metropolitan Opera to improve seating

The Metropolitan Opera in New York is to install new ergonomic seat cushions designed by British company in its 3,800-seat auditorium.

The New York Times

More Musicians Are Trying Period Instruments

Mr. Haimovitz is part of a growing number of string players who are experimenting with period instruments, even though they are not part of the early-music scene

The Telegraph

Rupert Christiansen on British monarchs in opera

As the WNO presents Donizetti’s “Tudor Queen” masterpieces this autumn, Rupert Christiansen considers the enduring presence of British monarchs in opera

Goldfish are musical connoisseurs

Goldfish are able to tell the difference between classical music composed by Bach or Stravinsky, according to a new study

Gramophone

Royal Mint unveils commemorative Britten coin.

The Royal Mint has today unveiled the design for a 50 pence coin, commissioned to mark the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten – the first time a composer has featured on a British coin

Die Zeit

N’Dour and Saariaho mit Polarpreis geehrt

Der Sänger Youssou N’Dour und die Komponistin Kaijka Saariaho haben den Polarpreis erhalten. Er ist mit 115.000 Euro dotiert war einst als Musik-Nobelpreis gedacht.

Gramophone

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(Written on September 2, 2013 )

BBC News

Welsh National Opera director defends arts spending

The artistic director of Welsh National Opera (WNO) has defended the public funding given to the arts in Wales.

Classic FM

Richard Clayderman plays for endangered species

Pianist Richard Clayderman has performed at London Zoo to encourage the rarer species to mate in time for Valentine’s Day.

LA Times

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Revives Beethoven Festival

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is launching its first Beethoven festival in 36 years this month.

Planet Hugill

Spend a week with RVW

The Oxford University Summer School for Adults is offering the opportunity this summer to learn more about the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Classical Source

The Berliner Philharmoniker Launch Digital Concert Hall App

The Berliner Philharmoniker today announced the launch of a new Digital Concert Hall (DCH) app, a free app available for iPhone (from version 4) and iPad and iPod touch users from the Apple App Store.

Slipped Disc

Just in: Rome orchestra receives huge gift from fashionistas

Nicola and Paolo Bulgari, makers of expensive jewellery, watches and accessories, have announced a 1.2 million Euro donation to Antonio Pappano’s orchestra, the Santa Cecilia.

Music Week

Confirmed: Warner buys Parlophone Label Group for £487m cash

Parlophone Label Group has been sold to Warner for £487m in an all-cash transaction, Music Week can confirm.

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(Written on February 8, 2013 )

The Guardian

Vanessa-Mae gears up for Winter Olympics 2014 bid

Violinist swaps keys for skis, as she prepares for first event in her quest to represent Thailand at Sochi Games next year

Classic FM

Beethoven best for fitness workouts

Studies show classical music readies the brain for exercise and helps maintain focus during a workout session.

Deceptive Cadence, NPR 

Obama’s ‘Hope And Virtue’ Distilled In A Song

On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American president of the United States. And Monday, President Obama will be sworn in again — this time on a most auspicious day, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Planet Hugill

London Philharmonic Orchestra new season

The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2013/14 season at the Royal Festival Hall is remarkably strong and shows and admirable intention to develop programming outside the routine.

Slipped Disc

Just in: Vienna will live stream Holocaust opera premiere

A chamber opera on the Nazi euthanasia of 790 sick or disabled children in a Vienna hospital will be performed this Friday, ahead of International Holocaust Day, at the Austrian Parliament and streamed live on the internet at 1700 GMT.

Limelight

John Rutter: An agnostic speaks out on writing sacred music

The best-selling choral composer is now writing for the harp, but it’s not all choirs of angels.

Classical Music Magazine

Murray Johnston wins £73,000 plus costs after WNO’s unfair dismissal

Murray Johnston was unfairly dismissed in 2008, ruled an employment tribunal appeal, and he has now been awarded compensation plus costs.

Music Week

Universal, Warner and Sony plan HMV ‘rescue operation’ – report

Universal Music, Warner Music and Sony are reportedly set to discount the price of CDs and DVDs for HMV and offer the retailer generous credit terms in an attempt to rescue it from going out of business.

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Classic FM

(Written on January 22, 2013 )