5th of July: a self taught pianist at the Tchaikovsky’ competition, Placido Domingo on the William Tell’s outrage and Jérôme Pernoo’s action to make classical music more accessible

Monday 6th July 2015

Classical News

In today’s news, The Telegraph discusses the “unmissable style” of self taught pianist Lucas Debargues and opera star Plácido Domingo expresses his sadness towards the adaptation of William Tell in The Guardian. Also, the Huffington Post reports on virtuoso cellist Jérôme Pernoo taking action off stage to make classical music more accessible.

The Times

Gerald Finley’s six of the best: rebels in opera

One sometimes hears of opera as being a very conventional art form but it has always had the power to shock and — as Guillaume Tell at  this week shows — it still can do so.

The Telegraph

Tchaikovsky piano competition sees self-taught Frenchman take Russia by storm

The story shifted from a political one to a musical one in unmissable style, as Ismene Brown reports

Why the best music belongs in a shoebox

Experts in acoustics advocate the “shoebox” design for a concert hall – and London should have one, says Simon Heffer

The Independent

Ambrogio Maestri: The charismatic Italian baritone on food and Falstaff

Ambrogio Maestri is one of the most in- demand opera singers in the world, but if it all ended tomorrow he could probably forge a new career as a television chef.

The Guardian

‘Show some respect’, Plácido Domingo urges directors after opera rape row

The great singer, whose Operalia competition comes to London next week, says stage productions need to stay close to composer’s intention

Die Welt

Nenn es Opernfestival, aber mach es zum Picknick

Ein Besuch in Glyndebourne, beim idyllischsten Opernfestival der Welt, zeigt, was die Briten uns voraushaben. Sie können sich beim “Poliuto” von Donizetti entspannen. Der Rest ist Picknick.

Spiegel Online Kultur

Oper trifft auf Pop-Performance: Elektroschock für Mozart

Afrikanische Beats gegen klassische Melodien: In Bremen nimmt die Performancegruppe Gintersdorfer/Klaßen “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” auseinander – und hinterfragt so intelligent den ganzen Opernbetrieb.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Lebendige Musikgeschichte auf verstaubten Tonbändern

Die Musikgeschichte als Teil der kulturellen Identität – daran glaubt der Musik-Ethnologe Raimund Vogels ganz fest. Der Leiter des “Center for World Music” an der Uni Hildesheim begleitet und unterstützt afrikanische Forscher, die Musikgeschichte ihres Kontinents aufzuarbeiten.

The New York Times

Multi-Story Orchestra Turns a Parking Garage Into a Concert Hall

Walk by some depressing shops, pass the cinema, and go down a dubious alleyway teeming with revelers. Turn into the innocuous back entrance of a parking garage and climb the stairs. Head up a ramp or two, and there it is — between mottled concrete pillars and capped by a low roof lies an impromptu semicircle of benches, surrounding an orchestra’s seats.

Huffington Post

Les 6 leviers du violoncelliste virtuose Jérôme Pernoo pour ouvrir la musique classique à tout le monde

Jérôme Pernoo est un violoncelliste français au parcours exceptionnel. Il a joué dans les salles les plus prestigieuses du monde, du Carnegie Hall à New York à la Philarmonie de Berlin. Mais après 20 ans de carrière, il convient que pour toucher les étoiles, mieux vaut s’éloigner de la lumière.


Classical Diary @Classical Diary : Tchaikovsky piano competition sees self-taught Frenchman Lucas Debargue from take Russia by storm  

Klassik.com @Klassikcom: Karriere-News: Kirill Karabits (Deutsches Nationaltheater)

klassik.com @Klassikcom: Thomas wird neues Mitglied der Akademie der Künste


Photo Credit : Sarah Lee