In today’s news: Munich’s piano spring – thousands of classical fans arrive for concerts featuring Trifonov to Barenboim, and the change in music listening habits through the increased move among listeners from radio to internet streaming providers. Google releases new technology that allows musicians to collaborate with AI, and UK Government cracks down on Google and Bing over music piracy. Is Berlin’s state opera meeting the deadline for planned opening date?
Classical composers Philip Glass and John Corigliano have both had success scoring for the big screen. They debate that relationship with Jed Distler in New York
Classical Music Magazine
Google has launched a new musical experiment with artificial intelligence, which allows users to make music with their computer.
UK government-hosted talks spanning two Parliaments have culminated in Google and Bing at last agreeing to tweak their search results in response to copyright-holders’ concerns, thereby heading off threatened legislation on their conduct.
International Arts Manager
A new Arts Council England (ACE) funded company has launched in Manchester, with a stated goal of promoting performing arts created by transgender artists. Trans Creative, which is led by performer and activist Kate O’Donnell, opened for business on 10 February during Queer Contact festival.
The mantra is to make classical music more social, meaningful and dramatic, without losing depth or sincerity.
Eigentlich soll die Berliner Staatsoper nach Bauarbeiten am 3. Oktober wieder eröffnen. Die Senatsverwaltung sagt nun, es gäbe da noch “Abstimmungsbedarf”. Intendant Flimm ist aber zuversichtlich.
Zehntausende Klassikfans strömen zu Konzerten und Klavierabenden, von Trifonov bis Barenboim. Und der Pianist Radu Lupu wird als Altmeister bejubelt – zu Recht.
Die „Klassik/Kultur-Wellen“ der Öffentlich-Rechtlichen im Internet.
The New York Times
Maestro Herbert Blomstedt, who will turn 90 in July and is conducting more than 90 concerts this year with the world’s leading orchestras.
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present Emerging – Winners of C4’s First Student Competition and Other Works, the second concerts of its Collaboration 2016-17 New York season.
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