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In today’s news: New Music Dublin festival director claims rumoured cutbacks would have trickle-down effect, the winners of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design have been announced and YouTube signs Universal Music deal amid subscription plans. Also, the Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth to reopen in 2018 after renovation and new locations for concert performances were tested in the German competition “D-bü”.

Irish Times

Orchestra funding should be ringfenced at RTE, says Martin

New Music Dublin festival director claims rumoured cutbacks would have trickle-down effect

Teaching Drama

Linbury Prize winners announced

The winners of the Linbury Prize for Stage Design have been announced. At a ceremony held at the National Theatre on 1 November, it was revealed that Khadija Raza, Eleanor Bull and Fin Redshaw won prizes, with Basia Binkowska taking home the title of overall winner.

Yahoo!Finance

Amazon has an 80-person orchestra just for employees

In the last several years, Amazon has expanded its efforts so employees with artistic streaks have more creative outlets to let loose, including the Amazon Symphony and the a cappella group Vocally Self-Critical — a riff off of Amazon’s now retired 10th principle of the same name.

Reuters

Streaming music market picks up tempo ahead of Spotify IPO

Subscription music leader Spotify is set to capitalize next year on the rude health of the industry with a stock market flotation, even as competitors race to find fresh ways to outflank it by catering to often fickle consumer tastes.

BBC News

YouTube signs Universal Music deal amid subscription plans

Universal Music Group said the deal would provide its artists more flexibility and pay, and strengthen YouTube’s commitment to managing music rights.

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Nicht nur im Konzertsaal: Wettbewerb testet neue Klassikformate

Ob in einem Club oder im Museum: Klassische Musik muss sich nicht unbedingt nur im Konzertsaal abspielen. Auf dem Wettbewerb «D-bü» der deutschen Musikhochschulen haben jetzt in Berlin acht Studentenensembles neue Konzertformate ausprobiert und vorgestellt.

Sanierung des Markgräflichen Opernhauses in Bayreuth vor Abschluss

Jahrelang wurde das Markgräfliche Opernhaus in Bayreuth saniert. Im Frühjahr 2018 soll das zum Unesco-Weltkulturerbe gehörende Gebäude wieder eröffnet werden.

Deutscher Musikrat

Nuno Coelho gewinnt internationalen Dirigierwettbewerb in Spanien

Mit Nuno Coelho und Felix Mildenberger konnten sich zwei Stipendiaten des Dirigentenforums beim 12. Concurs Internacional de Direcció d’Orquestra de Cadaqués gegen die internationale Konkurrenz durchsetzen. Bei dem renommierten Dirigierwettbewerb belegten sie die Plätze 1 und 2.

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Daniel Barenboim appelle à la reconnaissance internationale de la Palestine

Suite à la décision de Donald Trump de reconnaître Jérusalem comme capitale d’Israël, le chef et pianiste Daniel Barenboim s’est prononcé en faveur de la reconnaissance internationale de l’Etat de Palestine.

Quand des enfants interprètent un chant de Noël, supplément piment

Les jeunes chanteurs d’un chœur danois ont interprété un chant de Noël, tout en croquant dans de très forts piments. Une vidéo pleine de joues rouges et de petites larmes au coin des yeux.

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(Written on December 21, 2017 )

In today’s news: Artists support rising cryptocurrency Monero, early 20th-century classical music made Spotify’s list of ‘emerging genres’ and a new online library of concert videos and feature documentaries by Quincy Jones. Also, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to make a free web-based music education platform, the Opernhaus in Berlin reopens today and the construction of the new Konzerthaus in Munich is postponed.

Classical Music

Ian Skelly to join Suzy Klein on Radio 3’s Essential Classics

Ian Skelly is to replace Rob Cowan as a co-presenter of Radio 3’s Essential Classics. He will begin his new role on Christmas Day, sharing the position with Suzy Klein.

The Guardian

The sound of mega orgasms: the female composers taking music into intimate places

A soundtrack to an erotic feminist film, the crunch of crisps in your own mouth, a composition for ‘strap-on and electric guitar’ … meet the women who are making music and telling stories on their own terms

Serialism: how early 20th-century classical music made Spotify’s list of ‘emerging genres’

The streaming site’s list of big sounds of 2017 includes the challenging form pioneered by Arnold Schoenberg – nestled alongside chillhop, trap Latino and future funk

Digital Music News

Cryptocurrency Monero Jumps 25% as 40 Major Artists Jump on Board

Over 40 artists have signed-on to support rising cryptocurrency, Monero.

The New York Times

Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital

Quincy Jones, the jazz musician and impresario, is helping to start Qwest TV, an online library of concert videos and feature documentaries, most of them unavailable on YouTube or any other streaming site.

Calgary Herald

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to give all Canadians gift of music literacy with free nation-wide education program

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is looking to boost musical literacy in Canada with an ambitious program that will make a web-based music education platform free to anyone with a Canadian IP address for a year.

Klassik.Com

Münchner Konzerthaus: Haushaltsausschuss gegen Baubeginn im kommenden Jahr

Der Baubeginn des neuen Münchner Konzerthauses, den Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer (CSU) gerne noch vor den Landtagswahlen im kommenden Jahr terminiert hätte, muss verschoben werden.

Der Tagesspiegel

Blattgoldene Zeiten

Vor 275 Jahren wurde das Opernhaus Unter den Linden eingeweiht. Mit dem Geburtstagskonzert startet endlich der Regelbetrieb im sanierten Gebäude.

Musik Heute

Münchner Kandidatenkarussell: Wer übernimmt die Staatsoper?

Im Münchner Kulturbetrieb müssen gleich drei hochkarätige Posten neu besetzt werden, an der Staatsoper und am Staatsschauspiel.

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Deutsche Grammophon @DGclassics On this day in 1980, Herbert von Karajan celebrated his 25th anniversary as principal conductor of Berlin Philharmonic in a wonderful Celebration Concert in Berlin. Find out more about the biography of this outstanding conductor:

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(Written on December 7, 2017 )

The digital revolution is still proceeding and affecting nearly every aspect of our everyday life. Talking about music industry, we consider streaming, podcasting concerts and interviews, social media campaigns and online music magazines. The majority of our generation is used to Spotify, Youtube, Instagram and Snapchat.

But what is the impact of digitalisation on classical and contemporary music? One may think that the classical music domain is archaic, old fashioned and still follows old standards. It is undoubtedly a big challenge to apply new technologies to an established sector. Then again, we should consider that new technologies might also bring new opportunities and even encourage the creativity.

Streaming

Music streaming is immediately overtaking downloading as the favoured method of accessing music digitally. Streaming has changed the way the majority of people now listens to music but also the way musicians, agents and companies deliver music to their recipients. Nowadays one can find a big amount of classical and contemporary music on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. On the other hand there are also services that specialise in classical music streaming only, including Primephonic.

The main challenge in classical music streaming is the correct use of metadata. This field of music industry has some of the most complex metadata regulations. The rules are sometimes not clearly defined. Although, the information tagged to each file, is important for searching, matching and allocating music.

Networking

We are facing diverse and connecting times. Internet and peer-to-peer technology is essential in sharing ideas and creating more perspectives. Everyone is talking about communities and peer-to-peer. Networking on this new level connects different types of music genres and also encourages collaborations between different types of musicians on an international level.

There are several networking platforms for musicians like Hello Stage and Reverbnation to help musicians to collaborate and unfold their potential and creativity.

Podcasting

One more way to reach an auditory is podcasting. Podcasting is a digital recording of music, news or other media that can be downloaded from the Internet to a portable media player.

A popular synonym for podcasting is audio-videoblogging. Spotify, Google Play and some major labels are already benefiting from music podcasts. Classical and other musicians are using podcasts to transmit concerts, interviews and music sessions to their auditory. The advantage of podcasting is building a closer relationship to recipients, appearing more personal providing a face-to-face connection. A popular classical music podcast is Sticky Notes.

There are many ways digitalisation affects classical music. Also disciplines like archiving, composing, teaching etc. are driven by computer-based methods nowadays. Increasing number of musicians is using iPads instead of music sheets and musicologists are digitally combining early editions and manuscripts to get to the bottom of composer’s intentions. Some of the tools can help musicians, teachers, researchers or agents to work more dynamic and efficient. Any other may confuse some people or even slow down the creative process. Nonetheless, it’s necessary to acknowledge that the world is different from even 20 years ago. The digital age is networked, global, and constantly changing. Digitalisation has a huge impact on society, culture and music culture in particular and the utilisation of digital tools and computer-based methods in classical music may bring challenges but also benefits for all the participants.

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Inclusive Creativity (performance and composition for less able musicians through the development of new technologies and methodologies)

(Written on October 25, 2017 )

In today’s news: NYMAZ to extend digital music education project, YouTube ripping site YouTube-MP3 shutting down after RIAA battle, and does playing Mozart to your unborn baby really make it smarter? Kirill Serebrennikow still under house arrest, Deutsche Oper Berlin begins new season with 140,000 guests, and more music at schools in France.

Classical Music Magazine

Basca announces 2017 Gold Badge recipients

Basca (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) has announced the recipients of the 2017 Gold Badge Awards.

Music Teacher

NYMAZ to extend digital music education project

NYMAZ has received £273,000 from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Education and Learning Through the Arts Fund to extend its digital music education project Connect: Resound over the next four years.

The Strad

ARD Competition announces violin finalists

Launched in 1952, the competition focuses each year on different instrumental categories, selected from 21 disciplines. The 66th ARD International Music Competition 2017 offered four categories: violin, piano, guitar, and oboe.

Music Business Worldwide

YouTube ripping site YouTube-MP3 shutting down after RIAA battle

Good news for rights-holders: the world’s most popular online tool for ‘stream ripping’ audio from YouTube is shutting down following a legal battle with US recorded music body the RIAA.

Classic FM

Does playing Mozart to your unborn baby really make it smarter?

Studies suggest that playing music to your unborn child can improve its hearing, spatial reasoning skills and even general intelligence. But is there any truth in the ‘Mozart effect’?

Limelight

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in 2018

With guests from Italy, France and Cuba, Paul Dyer’s 2018 season tells wide-ranging stories of musical journeys.

Pizzicato

Wiener Staatsoper installierte 2.000 Tabletdisplays

Zum Saisonbeginn hat die Wiener Staatsoper ein neues Untertitel- und Informationssystem in Betrieb genommen. Zwei Millionen Euro wurden investiert.

Klassik.com

Moskauer Gericht lehnt Einspruch des russischen Regisseurs Serebrennikow ab

Der russische Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikow bleibt weiter unter Hausarrest. Ein Moskauer Gericht lehnte den Einspruch der Verteidigung Serebrennikows sowie deren Forderung, den Hausarrest aufzuheben, ab.

Musik Heute

Deutsche Oper Berlin: 14.000 Gäste bei Saison-Eröffnung

Das diesjährige Saison-Eröffnungsfest der Deutschen Oper Berlin hat rund 14.000 Besucher jeden Alters angezogen.

France Musique

Rentrée en musique : un espoir pour l’avenir des musiciens intervenants en milieu scolaire

Cette année, la rentrée se fera en musique, selon le souhait du ministre de l’Éducation nationale Jean-Michel Blanquer, avec aux premières loges, les enseignants de musique en milieu scolaire, qui espèrent y voir un engagement en faveur de l’éducation musicale à l’école. 

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(Written on September 5, 2017 )

We are looking for a Junior Account Manager to join WildKat PR in London!

WildKat PR

WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry. We adamantly believe in changing the status quo of our industry, embracing creative values both on- and offline.

WildKat PR is the only classical music PR agency to spread worldwide, having established ourselves in London, Berlin and New York. We are deeply devoted to seeking out and using online platforms to reach and engage substantial new audiences, producing all-encompassing, bespoke, international PR campaigns that are data-driven.

 

Job Description

WildKat PR is offering an exciting opportunity to join our London team. Working with the Founder, Director of the London Office, and Account Managers, they will learn how to develop and execute creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries in order to generate coverage and publicity for our clients.

 

Key duties

As a Junior Account Manager:

-To support the Director of the London Office with her administrative needs

-To assist the Account Managers in securing opportunities for clients and helping them to achieve their PR goals. This includes: researching publications and opportunities for coverage, organising client events, assisting with client reports and feedback

-To think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and approach your work in innovative ways. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing things

-To write copy in relation to client needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochures

-To learn quickly and efficiently how to develop and execute creative PR campaigns in order to take on your own clients and manage their PR goals effectively. This will include liaising with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients

-To organise client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking events

-To attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performances

-To network within the industry to build your reputation and that of the company.

-To be willing to take on additional responsibilities and grow into a more senior role within the company

 

Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

-Small, open plan office

-Chance to do diverse things within the role and expand your skillset quickly

-Gain wider industry experience, not just PR

-Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas

-Personalised creative skills training and coaching

-Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects

-Opportunities for travel

-Sociable atmosphere

-Staff benefits, which include annual ski trip, Friday drinks, office yoga, opportunity for sabbatical and 6 hour working days

 

 

Person Specification

Essential

-Interest in classical music, culture and the arts

-A fast learner, able to absorb information quickly and confidently put it into practice

-Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines

-Proven administrative and organisational skills

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-Ability to take initiative and responsibility when working alone

-Ability to work as part of a team

-High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

-A strong interest in online media

-Self-motivated

-Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)

Desirable

-Education to degree level

-Fluency in another language

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to olivia@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Account Manager application’ by 5pm on 15th September 2017

Salary: Competitive – dependent upon experience

 

(Written on August 30, 2017 )

In today’s news: Radio 3 will be available for listeners as a lossless audio stream, D’Addario Orchestral announces launch of the new ‘Ascenté’ violin strings, and Kronberg Academy plans its own premises in Kronberg. Wayne Shorter composes first concert for clarinet and orchestra, Klavier-Festival Ruhr-Preis goes among others to Dennis Russell Davies, and Roberto Minczuk becomes the new Music Director of The New Mexico Philharmonic.

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 to offer Proms as lossless audio stream

Radio 3 will be available for listeners as a lossless audio stream – the highest audio quality ever used the BBC – for the duration of the Proms

The Violin Channel

Out Now – D’Addario New ‘Ascenté’ Synthetic Violin Strings

D’Addario Orchestral has announced the launch of the new ‘Ascenté’ violin strings – a full synthetic violin string set for string players of all levels and ages.

Cmus

Trumpet Cover of Bohemian Rhapsody is Gentle and Pleasant

YouTube sensation John Crowley has been perfect so far with his cover of Queen’s Rhapsody.

Pizzicato

Kronberg Academy to build concert hall and study center

Twenty-five years after its founding, Kronberg Academy is planning its own premises in Kronberg (Hessen, near Frankfurt): a concert hall (Casals Forum) as well as an adjoining study and administrative centre.

Music Business Worldwide

Warner acquires songkick’s concert discovery business

Concert discovery app Songkick has been acquired by Warner Music Group – but the buyout excludes the company’s ticketing business, formerly known as Crowdsurge

Concerti

Montafoner Resonanzen 2017

Das Festival „Montafoner Resonanzen“ bringt die Region an sechs Wochenenden zum klingen – jedes Mal mit neuem musikalischen Schwerpunkt.

Klassik Heute

Uraufführung von Wayne Shorters erstem Klarinettenkonzert

Wayne Shorter hat sein erstes Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester komponiert.

Pizzicato

Klavier-Festival Ruhr-Preise für Dennis Russell Davies, Maki Namekawa und Philip Glass

Der Pianist und Dirigent Dennis Russell Davies, die Pianistin Maki Namekawa und der Komponist Philip Glass wurden mit dem Preis des Klavier-Festivals Ruhr ausgezeichnet.

Pizzicato

New Mexico Philharmonic hired Minczuk as Music Director

The New Mexico Philharmonic in Albuquerque, USA, announced Brazilian-born conductor Roberto Minczuk, 50, as new Music Director, effective from September 2017.

Cincinatti.com

CSO’s Timothy Lees bows out of European tour

While Lees is out on medical leave, violinist David Halen, who is the concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, will perform as temporary concertmaster for the tour, which runs Aug. 22-Sept. 10.

Jazz-Picknick bei den Montafoner Resonanzen © Andreas Haller/Montafon Tourismus GmbH

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(Written on July 17, 2017 )

In today’s news: A concert in memory of composer Michael Hirsch at the Deutsche Oper, the lasts secrets of Maria Callas to be revealed in Paris, West End director warns of targeting a younger audience and the politicisation of music in Venezuela.

Guardian

West End director issues warning about overlooking older audiences

The theatre director Dominic Dromgoole has warned of the dangers of relentlessly pursuing younger audiences at the expense of regular and older theatregoers.

BBC News

Stream-ripping is ‘fastest growing’ music piracy

Several sites and apps allow users to turn Spotify songs, YouTube videos and other streaming content into permanent files to store on phones and computers.

Classical Source

NYO Inspire Orchestra on the Waterfront

This July, 73 teenage musicians from across the country will come together to form NYO Inspire Orchestra, in what will be a ten-day celebration of exceptional orchestral music-making on a national level.

The Conversation

Is Venezuela’s much-hyped El Sistema music programme a hotbed of political resistance?

Venezuela’s El Sistema (“the system”) is probably the world’s most famous music education programme – and its most misunderstood.

The New York Times

Anthony Roth Costanzo in a Handel Rarity at National Sawdust

The vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, working with the innovative opera director Christopher Alden, comes to National Sawdust in Brooklyn with a staged version of a Handel rarity.

Broadway World

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16.

Der Tagesspiegel

Fiebrig, Frostig, Zwingend

Abschied von einem großen Geist: Das Gedenkkonzert für den Komponisten Michael Hirsch in der Deutschen Oper, mit der Uraufführung von „Bastard 2“.

Die Zeit

Komponist Pierre Henry ist tot

Er gilt als ein Pionier der elektronischen Musik, für einige war er sogar der “Großvater des Techno”. Pierre Henry ist im Alter von 89 Jahren in Paris gestorben.

Fono Forum

Die Bayreuther Festspiele im Home-Auditorium

Der Eröffnungsabend der Bayreuther Festspiele 2017 wird am 25. Juli live auf BR-Klassik im Radio und per Video-Livestream übertragen. Ausstrahlungen der Fernsehfassung folgen in 3sat und ARD-alpha.

El Mundo

Ginkana de arte emergente en el IVAM

Diez jóvenes artistas de la cuarta edición de PAM! PAM! ocupan los espacios no expositivos del museo.

Le Parisien

Deux livres, une exposition, un film… les derniers secrets de La Callas

Tom Volf poursuit la diffusion de sa recherche menée pendant quatre ans autour de Maria Callas avec dès la rentrée deux livres, un coffret de disques et une exposition à la Seine Musicale.

Le Parisien

Mort de Pierre Henry, compositeur de la célèbre «Messe pour le temps présent»

Parfois considéré comme le «grand-père de la techno», Pierre Henry préférait se définir, sans modestie, comme le «père de la musique moderne».

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Music History @today_classical

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(Written on July 7, 2017 )

In today’s news: The Royal Opera House and Shubbak Festival have announced a London residency for Arab composers, and Facebook takes on Spotify and YouTube in the world of music streaming. Shakespeare’s Globe and Glyndebourne have announced an ‘one-off’ Hamlet event, and a group of Manchester musicians carry their new music video into new digital realms.

Classical Music Magazine

ROH and Shubbak Festival announce residency for Arab composers

The Royal Opera House and Shubbak Festival, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Festival, have announced a London residency for Arab composers.

Shakespeare’s Globe and Glyndebourne collaborate on Hamlet event

Shakespeare’s Globe and Glyndebourne have announced a one-off event which will examine the appeal of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Music Business Worldwide

Facebook set to Challenge YOUTUBE and Spotify with ‘comprehensive music strategy’

‘The prospect of Facebook taking on the likes of Spotify and YouTube in the world of music streaming is no longer a matter of ‘if’ – it’s a matter of ‘when’.

WOSU

Taking Classical Music to Contemporary and Unusual Spaces

After completing the more-than-7-mile trek up a dormant volcano in Kruzof Island, Alaska, Bailey performed Bach on his fiber carbon cello.

BBC News Beat

The music video that changes each time you click play

This Manchester band’s new music video is configured so that you’ll never see the same thing twice.

Klassik.com

Schleswig-Holstein: 6 Millionen Euro für Sanierung der Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck

Das Land Schleswig-Holstein greift der Stadt Lübeck bei der Sanierung der Musik- und Kongresshalle mit weiteren bis zu sechs Millionen Euro unter die Arme.

Neue Musikzeitung

Die Stones kommen an der Freiburger Universität ins Archiv

Vor 55 Jahren haben sich die Rolling Stones gegründet. Die britische Rockband hat seither Musikgeschichte geschrieben. Nun kommen die Stones in Freiburg an die Universität: Die Hochschule beherbergt ihren Angaben zufolge künftig eines der weltweit ersten und größten Rolling-Stones-Archive.

Musik Heute

Bis zwölf Jahre Wartezeit für ein Abo: Wiener Philharmoniker werden 175

Die Wiener Philharmoniker sind gefragt wie nie. Allein im März haben die Musiker in den USA, in Deutschland, in Wien und in Paris mehr als zehn Vorstellungen. Am (heutigen) Dienstag feiert das renommierte Orchester sein 175. Jubiläum.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Boykott von Brexit-Befürwortern?

Der “Iron Maiden”-Sänger Bruce Dickinson will unbedingt raus aus der EU. Wenn Rock-Idole für den Brexit stimmen, geraten Fans in eine Zwickmühle.

Classical Source

Tudor Mass experience created in chapel visited by Henry VIII, for the first time in nearly 500 years

The unique sound of a Tudor Lady Mass has been created for the chapel where Henry VIII would have heard it, almost 500 years ago.

Neue Zurcher Zeitung

Mendelssohn: Romantiker oder Protestant?

Noch heute wird hauptsächlich der Romantiker Mendelssohn bewundert – der protestantische Kirchenmusik-Komponist hat es schwer. Das Freiburger Barockorchester versucht unter Pablo Heras-Casado den Brückenschlag.

Le Monde

Le chef d’orchestre Louis Frémaux est mort à 95 ans

Prédécesseur de Simon Rattle à l’Orchestre symphonique de Birmingham, il a porté la musique française en terre britannique.

Le Figaro

Trois questions à…Pascal Nègre

Seigneur de la pop, du rap, de l’électro et du rock, Pascal Nègre impose à nouveau son jeu, un an après son départ forcé d’Universal Music France.

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BBC Music Magazine  Is Britain really at the forefront of choral music? makes the argument for a new approach

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(Written on March 28, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, BBC Proms announces Dubai dates, Lufthansa’s solution to musicians worried about checking their instruments into the hold is making them pay for an extra seat, and opera lover regrets fuelling terrorism fears in NYC. Also, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is finally complete, and YouTube and Gema finally come to a licensing agreement.

Gulf Business

Classical music festival the BBC Proms announces Dubai dates

The festival will mark the first visit of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers to the UAE.

The Strad

Violinist Janine Jansen leaves Harrison Parrott for personal management

Janine Jansen has announced that she is to leave management agency Harrison Parrott for personal representation by Alexandra Schulz.

Musicians worried about the safety of their instrument can pay for an extra seat, says Lufthansa

The airline was responding to a violist’s complaint that she was forced to check her instrument into the hold last week.

Early Music Today Magazine

RCM to present first UK staging of Rameau opera

The Royal College of Music is to present the UK’s first staged production of Rameau’s Les Fêtes d’Hébé.

NCEM launches International Young Artists Competition

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) has launched its International Young Artists Competition, which will take place 13-15 July as part of the York Early Music Festival.

Dallas News

Dallas opera lover regrets creating ‘such a mess’ by sprinkling ashes, fueling terrorism fears in NYC

Kaiser, 52, a self-described jewelry maker, parachuted into the 24-hour news cycle over the weekend by inadvertently igniting a terrorism scare during a performance of Guillaume Tell at the New York Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York.

Spiegel Online

Elbphilharmonie ist “FERTIG”

Happy End in Hamburg: Die Elbphilharmonie ist nach fast zehn Jahren Bauzeit endlich fertig. Die Stadt hat offiziell die Schlüssel erhalten – mit sechs Jahren Verspätung.

Der Tagesspiegel

Youtube und Gema legen jahrelangen Streit bei

Sieben Jahre lang hieß es auf Youtube bei vielen populären Musikvideos “Dieses Video ist in Deutschland nicht verfügbar”. Jetzt haben sich die Google-Tochter und die Gema überraschend geeinigt. Über die Details wird geschwiegen.

nmz

«Ich und Kaminski» mit bester Filmmusik

Für die nach Jurymeinung entrückt-verspielte Musik zu dem Film «Ich und Kaminski» hat Lorenz Dangel am Freitagabend in Halle den Deutschen Filmmusikpreis bekommen.

Klassik.com

Musikforum Ruhr in Bochum feierlich eröffnet

Die Türen des neuen Konzerthauses wurden mit einem Bürgerfest, an dem mehr als 37.000 Interessierte teilnahmen, feierlich geöffnet. Neben den Bochumer Symphonikern, denen damit erstmals eine eigene Spielstätte zur Verfügung steht, traten mehrere Chöre auf.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Kuwait’s opera is opened by Bocelli

Royal Albert Hall @RoyalAlbertHall Happy New Month! Take a look at the unmissable shows we’ve got coming up in November:

ZAPP Medienmagazin @ZappMM  Erst wird die Elbphilharmonie fertig, jetzt einigen sich die GEMA und YouTube – was kommt als nächstes? 😉

Elbphilharmonie. Credits: DPA.

Elbphilharmonie. Credits: DPA.

(Written on November 1, 2016 )

Classical News

Today’s classical news, Steve Reich talks about the state of classical music in 2016. YouTube hires a Music Executive. NSO starts its season with a new face in Shakespeare. Also, EU voted to prevent violent extremism by putting on classical music concerts for young people.

Classic FM

Steve Reich: ‘In my lifetime, classical music has never been so populated with talented people’

He’s one of classical music’s most important composers – and on the eve of his 80th birthday, we got to ask him what he thinks about the state of classical music in 2016.

The New York Times

YouTube Hires Music Executive as a Liaison to the Industry

For the last year, the music industry has been waging a bitter war against YouTube, accusing the popular video site of paying too little in royalties. The conflict has often seemed tribal, with record companies and stars on one side, and Silicon Valley on the other.

The Washington Post

NSO starts season with a new face in Shakespeare

Last weekend, the National Symphony Orchestra’s opening-night gala focused (partly) on African American culture. But on Thursday night, the start of the regular subscription season, the flavor was British.

Pizzicato

Transformation Works At Paris Opera Could Be Stopped

In the case opposing a number of opera lovers and the National Opera in Paris over the demolishment of the boxes at Palais Garnier, the old opera house, the plaintiffs mark a partial victory.

Donald Trump von Klavierfirma als Betrüger entlarvt

Dass die Unternehmen von Donald Trump es mit dem Bezahlen von Rechnungen nicht so genau nehmen, wurde schon öfter gesagt. Jetzt hat der ehemalige Besitzer einer Klavierfirma aus New Jersey ein schönes Beispiel dafür geliefert.

Kokomo Tribute

Ukrainian pianist puts fresh spin on classical music

Alina Kiryayeva, a world-renowned, award-winning pianist, said classical music and cartoons may seem worlds apart. But they actually go hand in hand. And she’ll prove it at 2:30 p.m. Sunday during a performance inside Kokomo High School’s auditorium.

Mail Online

Stop young turning to terror…with classical concerts! EU vote to spend €1m on events sparks ridicule from Eurosceptics

Brussels is seeking to prevent violent extremism by putting on classical music concerts for young people. MEPs have voted to spend one million euros (£860,000) on the ‘promotion of EU values through music’ despite calls to cut spending. Member states had been seeking to reduce the total budget for next year to 156.4billion euros (£135.4billion). But the European Parliament’s budget committee has reversed all planned cuts, pencilling in an extra £4.7billion in spending. Among the additional projects to get funding is a scheme aimed at ‘preventing radicalisation leading to violent extremism through music’.

Classical Music Magazine

Bloomsbury Festival 2016

The theme for this year’s Bloomsbury Festival (19-23 October) is language, from computer code to the language of food, music and dance.

KlassikAkzente

Ausgezeichnet für sein Lebenswerk – Alfred Brendel erhält den ECHO Klassik 2016

Wie die Deutsche Phono-Akademie jüngst verlauten ließ, wird Alfred Brendel mit dem ECHO Klassik für sein Lebenswerk geehrt.

Klassik.com

Gerichtsstreit zwischen Wagner-Erben und Wagner-Stiftung geht in die nächste Runde

Der Gerichtsstreit zwischen den Erben von Wieland Wagner und der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung bzw. der Bayreuther Festspiele GmbH wird fortgeführt.

Crescendo

Expertenjury nominiert 21 Bewerber für die Kulturmarken-Awards 2016

Die Shortlist der Kulturmarken-Awards 2016 steht. Unter dem Vorsitz von Prof. Dr. Oliver Scheytt, Präsident der Kulturpolitischen Gesellschaft e.V., wählte eine 36-köpfige Expertenjury aus Kultur, Wirtschaft und Medien am 27. September 21 Nominierte aus.

Le Parisien

Loges de l’opéra : la victoire des opposants

Hier, les défenseurs du patrimoine qui s’opposent aux travaux de transformation des loges de l’Opéra Garnier ont gagné une bataille.

Twitter

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Among friends: @owenpiano & @katyaapekisheva introduce next week’s @LondonPianoFest http://ow.ly/cfVV304hrYt

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Cast change: Roberto Alagna to withdraw from #ROHtrovatore

http://www.roh.org.uk/news/cast-change-roberto-alagna-to-withdraw-from-il-trovatore …

Rhinegold LIVE @RhinegoldLive Looking forward to a wonderful recital with pianist Samson Tsoy at Conway Hall next Monday! See you there @owenpiano!

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(Written on September 30, 2016 )