30th November: Pappono on Cav & Pag, RNCM wins prize & Classical Charts

Monday 30th November 2015

Classical News

In today’s news, the Royal Opera’s music director explains why the passion of double bill ‘Cav and Pag’ is still as stirring as ever, Teatro alla Scala cancel strike and the Royal Northern College of Music has won the 2015 Times Higher Education award. Also, french music magazine has chosen Paavo Järvi as “Arist of the Year” and Sinfini explains how to make a classical Christmas No. 1

The Guardian

Antonio Pappano: ‘Cav & Pag is full of mafia cliches – but true to Italian life’

With its tale of infidelity and revenge, Cavalleria Rusticana has become the Godfather opera. The Royal Opera’s music director explains why the passion of this double bill is still as stirring as ever

Classical Music Magazine

RNCM wins Times Higher Education award

The Royal Northern College of Music has won the 2015 Times Higher Education award for excellence and innovation in the arts for its 2014 off-site project After the Silence: Music in the Shadow of War

BBC Music Magazine

The Official Classical Chart

The UK’s Top 10 Specialist Classical releases

Classical Source

Paavo Järvi wins Artist of the Year award for the second time in 2015

France’s leading music magazine – Diapason – has chosen Paavo Järvi as “Artist of the Year” at their annual awards ceremony which took place in Paris

International Arts Manager

Teatro alla Scala strike cancelled

The opera management and trade union members have now reached an agreement, with a proposed strike on 7 December cancelled


How to make a classical Christmas No.1

Is there anything tackier than the classical celebrity Christmas album?


Der Liebesspieler

Von den Sehnsüchten, den Begierden und den Gefühlen der Menschen verstand er mehr, als alle Bühnenlust sich träumen lässt: Zum Tod des großen Welttheater-Regisseurs Luc Bondy

Der Tagesspiegel

Wunsch und Wahrheit

Nicht die Planer, die Politiker haben versagt: Neue Erkenntnisse beim Untersuchungsausschuss zur Sanierung der Staatsoper


Musizierende Frauen: Teheraner Symphonieorchester sagt Auftritt ab

Im Iran ist ein Auftritt des Teheraner Symphonieorchesters abgesagt worden, weil sich auch Musikerinnen in seinen Reihen befinden. Die Absage erfolgte in letzter Minute, erklärte der Dirigent Ali Rahbari


Joanna Newsom Teaches Larry King How to Play Harp on Webisode

Joanna Newsom has kept busy this year with a movie and new album. Now, the songstress has been featured in a preview of her upcoming Larry King webisode via King’s Instagram. In it, the musician is seen showing the host how to play the harp.

El Pais

Un truco infalible para quitarse una canción machacona de la cabeza

Un estudio propone una llamativa fórmula para combatir temas del verano, villancicos y similares


Top Classical News @topcmnews : Music, Paris and Belief in Reason http://bit.ly/1PmJHJk  #opera #ballet

The Royal Ballet @TheRoyalBallet : ‘One really was the clay’ A fascinating insight into working in the studio with Ashton: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/dancing-for-fred

The Journal of Music @journalofmusic : Peter Tuite Appointed Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments at Trinity Laban. http://ow.ly/VfNpd @TrinityLaban

Multi-interested … Antonio Pappano. Photograph: David Rose/REX

Multi-interested … Antonio Pappano/Photograph: David Rose/REX