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In today’s classical news round-up, applications are now open for the Queen Elisabeth Competition’s inaugural contest for cellists. A flute concerto written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was 21 will receive its world premiere after 239 years, announced by Tutti Mozart. Also, a research conducted in China shows that human brains respond differently to classical music and pop music.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for Queen Elisabeth Competition: cello 2017

Applications are now open for the Queen Elisabeth Competition’s inaugural contest for cellists.

Pappano renews contract with Santa Cecilia

Sir Antonio Pappano has extended his contract with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia until 2021.

International Piano Magazine

AFCM appoints Kathryn Stott as artistic director for 2018-2020

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM), which takes place in Townsville, North Queensland, has appointed Kathryn Stott as artistic director for its 2018-2020 festivals.

CMUSE

Flute concerto by Mozart to receive world premier after 239 years

Tutti Mozart has announced an exciting upcoming concert on 2 December where a flute concerto written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when he was 21 will receive its world premiere.

Research shows our brains react differently to classical and pop music

Researchers in China have discovered that the brain responds differently to classical music than to popular forms.

The Strad

Norwegian Air refuses to refund extra luggage charge for violin

Violinist Ellen Fjærvoll Samdal claims Norwegian Air refused to allow her entry on a flight to Prague because she was carrying her violin and a purse as hand baggage and the airline has refused to refund a €40 ‘extra luggage’ charge in order for her to carry her instrument as hand luggage.

Neue Musikzeitung

10 000 Euro für Elphi-Karte bei ebay – Spielzeit fast ausverkauft

Sieben Wochen vor Eröffnung der Elbphilharmonie am Hamburger Hafen gibt es für die gesamte erste Spielzeit praktisch kaum noch Karten. Es seien aber weitere Veranstaltungen geplant. Angesichts dieser Situation klettern die Preise bei Verkaufsplattformen.

Musik Heute

Bamberger Symphoniker gehen auf USA-Tournee

Erstmals seit fünf Jahren gehen die Bamberger Symphoniker wieder auf eine Tournee in die USA. Unter der Leitung ihres Ehrendirigenten Christoph Eschenbach treten die Musiker im Februar 2017 in neun Städten auf.

BR Klassik

Anne-Sophie Mutter teilt Sorge amerikanischer Künstler

Anne-Sophie Mutter kommentiert in den sozialen Medien den jüngsten Eklat am Broadway. Dort hatten Besucher des Musicals “Hamilton” den zukünftigen US-Vizepräsidenten Mike Pence ausgebuht – und Schauspieler eine an ihn gerichtete Erklärung verlesen. Anne-Sophie Mutter stellt sich mit einem Eintrag auf ihrer Facebook-Seite auf die Seite der Künstler.

Rbb Kulturradio

Drei Emmys für deutsche Produktionen

Das deutsche Fernsehen zählte mit drei Preisen zu den großen Gewinnern bei den internationalen Fernsehpreisen in New York. Die Schauspielerin Christiane Paul, 42, wurde in New York für ihre Rolle in dem ARD-Politthriller “Unterm Radar” zur besten Hauptdarstellerin gekürt.

Klassik.com

Aus für das Orchestra della Svizzera italiana?

Das Orchestra della Svizzera italiana steht vor dem Aus. Grund für die dramatischen Aussichten für das Weiterbestehen des Klangkörpers ist der sukzessive Rückzug der Schweizerischen Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft (SRG) aus der Förderung des in Lugano beheimateten Orchesters.

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(Written on November 23, 2016 )

Classical News

The Times

LSO needs a new hall to lure Rattle

The London Symphony Orchestra’s illustrious conductor’s podium looks set to welcome a homecoming star in Sir Simon Rattle, although he may have a condition — a new concert hall.

ENO battles another backstage civil war

Our chief cultural writer on what to make of chairman Martyn Rose’s resignation and the leaked letter accusing his colleagues of mishandling the budget

The Strad

Boris Goldstein Violin Competition names second-round candidates

Fourteen violinists have made it through to the second round of the International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition Bern.

Classical Music Magazine

Parting shot from ENO chairman declares John Berry ‘the problem not the solution’

The outgoing chairman of English National Opera, Martyn Rose, has called ENO’s direction under artistic director John Berry ‘wholly unsustainable’ in a letter sent to Sir Vernon Ellis, ENO’s president.

BBC Music Magazine

Download the prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1

The original manuscript for JS Bach’s Six Cello Suites is lost, making it difficult to know exactly when they were written.

Berliner Zeitung

Die Botschaft der Geigen

Auf manchen von Amnon Weinsteins wurde in den Orchestern der Konzentrationslager gespielt.

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Berufschoristen verärgert über Pariser Philharmonie

Weil die Pariser Philharmonie den Chor ihres residierenden ‘Orchestre de Paris’ als residierenden Chor auserwählt hat, protestieren die Pariser Berufschoristen, die sich in dem Kollektiv ‘Colère lyrique’ zusammen geschlossen haben, um ihrem Ärger besser Ausdruck zu verleihen.

Park schlägt zurück: Chung in Bedrängnis

Im Kampf zwischen dem Dirigenten Myung-Whun Chung und der am 29. Dezember zurückgetretenen Orchesterdirektorin des ‘Seoul Philharmonic’, Hyun-jung Park, war diese zwar offiziell unterlegen, aber sie hat mittlerweile ein Lauffeuer gegen den von ihr gehassten Chefdirigenten angefangen.

Klassik.com

Lösung in Streit um Kopien an Musikschulen

VG Musikedition schließt Vertrag mit dem Verband deutscher Musikschulen

The New York Times

Met Opera Cancels Premiere; Broadway Shows Canceled

The snowstorm forced the Metropolitan Opera to cancel one of the highlights of its season: Monday night’s planned premiere of a new production of a double bill of Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta,” starring Anna Netrebko, and Bartok’s “Bluebeard’s Castle.”

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Springfield School ‏@SpfldUK : Are you a budding composer? @soundandmusic are offering a summer school opportunity from 2-8 August 2015 – http://soundandmusic.org/summerschool 

The Mozart Project ‏@themozartproj : Born today in 1756, here’s Mozart birth certificate showing his extremely long full name. Happy 259th Wolfgang!!

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse :We’re now on sale for Spring Season! Let us know if you need any help ^E http://bit.ly/1GXtI0y 

ENO News 27th Jan The English National Opera. Photo: Donald Cooper/Photostage

 

(Written on January 27, 2015 )

Classic FM Online

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to be guest soloist with San Diego Symphony

The guitarist with heavy metal band Megadeth, Dave Mustaine, will take centre stage in a concert with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra

Eric Whitacre reveals sketches for Nine Inch Nails a capella cover

The choral composer uploaded initial sketches of his version of Trent Reznor’s ‘Hurt’ on YouTube yesterday, performed on piano

The Washington Post

Classical music: dead or alive?

Questioning the statement: “Classical music is dead”

Reuters

Mozart museum seeks to debunk evil Salieri poison myth

It’s one of the great mysteries of music – did composer Antonio Salieri poison his onetime protege Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with arsenic?

The Telegraph

Lorde fed up with ‘lecherous gaze’ of music industry

Grammy-winning teenage pop star Lorde says that ‘the price tag of fame sucks’ and bemoans the ‘lecherous gaze’ of music industry

PR Week

Scarlett Johansson and Oxfam fall out over controversial SodaStream work

Global charity Oxfam has accepted the resignation of Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson after a spat over her commercial work for SodaStream, which has a controversial factory in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank

Der Tagesspiegel

Peer Gynt als Oper

Werner Egks Opernversion von Henrik Ibsens Drama “Peer Gynt” war bis in die sechziger Jahre ein viel gespieltes Stück. Dann geriet der Komponist in Verruf – wegen der Rolle, die er im “Dritten Reich” gespielt hatte. Das Staatstheater Cottbus stellt die Oper nun erneut zur Diskussion.

 

Classic FM Online

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(Written on January 31, 2014 )

Classic FM

Lark Ascending soundtracks controversial Coronation Street death

The scene, in which Hayley (played by actress Julie Hesmondhalgh) ends her own struggle with pancreatic cancer by mixing a lethal cocktail of medicine, ended with her on-screen husband, Roy Cropper (played by David Neilson) putting on a CD of Hayley’s favourite piece, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.

Mozart son’s gravestone vandalised in Czech town 

The grave of Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, son of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, has been vandalised in the Czech town of Karlovy Vary.

The Telegraph

Katherine Jenkins and the classical music stars who please our ears – and eyes

“La Jenkins’s new look can’t disguise what the classical world knows well – sex sells.” Adam Sweeting on sexual objectification in the classical music industry.

BBC Music Magazine

Tugan Sokhiev takes up Bolshoi post

Tugan Sokhiev has been appointed the music director and chief conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre.

The Oregonian

Cascadia Composers performing “Black Out,” a concert in complete darkness

Paul Safar and Nancy Wood, a husband-and-wife performance duo, will play at “Black Out” a show put on by Cascadia Composers in complete darkness, hoping to stimulate the audience’s aural capabilities by limiting their vision. 

International Arts Manager

Orchestra streams concert to hospital patients

Patients at a Philadelphia hospital will soon be able to view orchestra performances live on their bedside TVs. The initiative is the result of a partnership between the The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, announced earlier this week.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Could a robot stand in for live musicians?

Robot maker Guy Hoffman thinks his machines can simulate a soul.

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(Written on January 22, 2014 )

New York Times

Wolfgang, Is That You?

In the impossible search to know exactly what the face of musical genius looked like, researchers in Salzburg, Austria, have made progress. Their subject was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a local boy.

Runway Crescendo: Strut Over, Beethoven

At Carolina Herrera’s fashion show on Monday at Lincoln Center, don’t expect to hear the Knife’s “Full of Fire,” Haim’s “Don’t Save Me” or Rihanna’s “Diamonds.”

The Economist

Daniel Barenboim performs Beethoven

Edward Said and Daniel Barenboim created the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999. The group is a rare, and virtuosic, collaboration between Israelis and Arab

The Telegraph

Michael Gove’s GCSE U-turn: how EBacc was scrapped

Michael Gove’s plan to replace discredited GCSEs with new academic English Baccalaureate Certificates has been shelved after less than five months

Huffington Post

How Music is Instrumental in Breaking Generational Barriers

Within the 21st century, there is a large barrier between generations. Parents have difficulty understanding their children’s individual expression while adolescents have trouble accepting their parents’ wisdom.

Classical Source

The Royal Opera’s Eugene Onegin Broadcast Live Into Cinemas Worldwide On Wednesday 20 February

Kasper Holten, Director of Opera for The Royal Opera, makes his directorial debut with the Company with an exciting new production of Tchaikovsky’s poignant Eugene Onegin which will be broadcast live into cinemas worldwide on Wednesday 20 February.

The Wagnerian

New Wagner Book: The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia

Should you have a spare £120 then the following maybe of interest…

Music Week

iTunes Store sells 25 billionth song

Apple has announced has surpassed 25 billion sales of songs via its iTunes Store.

The Guardian

iTunes and Spotify devastate high street music sales as fans go digital

HMV and others hit by ‘digital music switchover’ as more than a quarter of UK population download or stream music

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(Written on February 7, 2013 )

Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood, and by the age of 5 he was already composing and performing (on the piano and the violin) for European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but quickly grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. In 1781 he was dismissed from his Salzburg position, and chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death.

Throughout his career, Mozart, capable of imitating and improvising upon the styles of all the greatest musicians of the day, learned voraciously from others. He developed a brilliance and maturity of style that encompassed the light and graceful along with the dark and passionate. He composed over 600 works; many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence on subsequent Western music has been profound. Haydn wrote of him that “posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years.”

A quick vote amongst the members of the WildKat office to decide upon Mozart favourites included:

Piano Concerto 23 in A, K 488
Leporello’s Catalogue aria from Don Giovanni
Un’aura amorosa from Cosi
Voi Che Sapete – Marriage of Figaro
Papageno’s Song- Magic Flute
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K 218
Clarinet Concerto in A, K 622
Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen
Te Deum in C Major
Symphony No. 40
Requiem Mass in D Minor

Gramophone

(Written on December 5, 2012 )

Gramophone

Opera Rara records Donizetti’s opera Belisario

‘One of the most significant’ Donizetti operas yet to be widely known, says conductor Sir Mark Elder

Classic FM

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen becomes Children & the Arts ambassador

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen speaks passionately about his new role as ambassador “Children & the Arts is the only charity I know that reaches out and leads children on a unique journey into the arts that will inspire, thrill and transform their lives, and I am in no doubt will sow the seeds of lifelong passions.”

Arts & Kids Week celebrates 10 year partnership

Jeremy Newton, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts spoke to Classic FM’s Lucy Coward about how Arts & Kids Week began and how it’s developed over ten years.

Mozart’s piano set for Vienna return

The piano used by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in his later years is to be returned to his former home in Vienna for the first time since his death.

Classical Music Magazine

Derry-Londonderry City of Culture 2013 Festival programme announced

Simultaneous performances in the Guildhalls of London and Derry-Londonderry of a new cantata by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and poet Paul Muldoon will be just one musical highlight of Derry-Londonderry’s year as the first UK City of Culture.

Slipped Disc

First picture: Israel Philharmonic is picketed outside Carnegie Hall

About 60 demonstrators turned out last night to protest against the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert at Carnegie Hall.

Affronted French heirs seek to stop Munich revival of Poulenc opera, demanding more dead nuns

The heirs of Francis Poulenc and his librettist Georges Bernanos have filed an injunction to prevent the Bavarian State Opera in Munich from reviving Dmitri Tcherniakov’s staging of Dialogues des Carmelites.

Limelight

Synaesthesia: is it like being on psychotropic drugs?

MONA’s true colours shine through in a festival exploring this strange musical phenomenon.

Evening Standard

Bourne supremacy: Acclaimed choreographer transforms Sleeping Beauty into gothic teen romance

Matthew Bourne is known for his radical reworking of classic ballets and now he’s turning Sleeping Beauty into a 21st-century gothic romance. It’s the Twilight series meets Tchaikovsky, he tells Liz Hoggard

Classic FM

(Written on October 26, 2012 )

Classic FM 

Mozart Manuscript Found after 200 years

Lost score by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart worth £50,000 is found in a library in Nantes, Western France.

Twitter activity exploded when the LSO and Mr. Bean took to the stage during the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony. 

Most popular on twitter during Olympic Ceremony was the LSO and Mr Bean’s rendition of Vangelis’ Chariots of Fire.

Classical Chamber group covers Lana Del Rey 

Aston, a group made up of six classically trained musicians from the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney cover Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die. 

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc

Just in: Musicians’ Federation calls for world boycott of Malaysian Philharmonic auditions  

Nine players have been sacked by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s new administration provoking international consequences.

Just in: BBC chief drops out of Proms for a second time 

Jukka-Pekka Saraste replaces Jiří Bělohlávek as chief conductor.

Very sad News: head of Semper Oper, Dresden, has died  

Ulrike Hessler dies at age 57.

Guardian- Music Blog 

A guide to Per Nørgård

Tom Service guides us through the music of Per Nørgård.

BBC Music Magazine

Bob Chilcott 

Elizabeth Davis talks to Bob Chilcott, composer of The Angry Planet ahead of his Proms premiere.

(Written on July 31, 2012 )