2nd December: Mass art forms falling out of fashion: Vienna Philharmonic’s recent auditions: Matchstick Violin

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Classical News

The Telegraph

Mass art forms are falling out of fashion, director Peter Sellars warns

The opera director Peter Sellars warns a new generation prefer intimate theatre to mass art forms ‘dying like vast dinosaurs’

All Bach no Bite?

Leading composers have been asked to complete a series of organ pieces by JS Bach. Can they do him justice?

The Strad

Vienna Philharmonic publishes pictures from its recent auditions

The orchestra shares its efforts to maintain fairness and describes the complicated process of gaining full membership

Classic FM online

This violin is made from 16,000 matchsticks and actually works

This is the amazing story of how a violin made entirely of matchsticks ended up being a proper concert instrument, known as the Unikat Polish Stradivarius.

Classical Music Magazine

Concert celebrating the BBC’s The Blue Planet is launched in a tank

This has to be a first for classical music: a concert stage on a seabed

Der Tagesspiegel

Berliner Ensemble: Klausel für das Geisterhaus

Neustart am Berliner Ensemble: Oliver Reese wird 2017 Claus Peymanns Nachfolger.


Luxemburger Regisseur gewinnt ‘Junge Ohren Preis’ für Festivalproduktion aus Luzern

Drei Produktionen wurden in Stuttgart beim ‘Junge Ohren Preis 2014′ ausgezeichnet, darunter, in der Kategorie ‘Best Practice, Konzert’, das vom luxemburgische Regisseur Dan Tanson für das ‘Lucerne Festival’ inszenierte Stück ‘Heroica’.

Andrei Gavrilov Cancelled Russian Tour Under Political Protest

Pianist Andrei Gavrilov has canceled his planned Russian tour in December due to political reasons.


UNESCO ernennt Hannover und Mannheim zu Städten der Musik

Die UNESCO hat drei deutsche Städte – Hannover, Mannheim und Heidelberg – in das Städte-Netzwerk “Creative Cities” aufgenommen.

Musik Heute

Bremer Kammerphilharmonie für gesellschaftliches Engagement ausgezeichnet

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen hat den diesjährigen Würth Preis der Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland (JMD) erhalten.


Aesthetica Magazine ‏@AestheticaMag: @artbaselmiami opens its doors #tomorrow @guardian look at how the #art fair transformed the city #Miami #ArtBasel  http://tinyurl.com/pru6dfz 

Classical Music ‏@ClassicalMusic8: Symphony conducts fundraiser to take show on the road – RichmondBizSense http://dlvr.it/7htBfQ 

BBC Music Magazine ‏@MusicMagazine: Composer Thomas Hewitt Jones introduces and conducts @Boosey_London in his exclusive carol for BBC Music Magazine: http://www.classical-music.com/news/watch-boosey-hawkess-performance-our-exclusive-carol …


Picture found at: http://www.classicfm.com/discover/music/matchstick-violin/