24th April: The BBC Proms go clubbing, why we’re bringing back the ‘murderer-composer’ Carlo Gesualdo and Richard Morrison: ‘Britain has enough pop festivals. The Proms must celebrate classical music’

Friday 24th April 2015

Classical News

In today’s news we read the reaction to the announcement of the BBC Proms 2015 season. While some focus on the best Proms to attend others look to the newer additions to the programme – mainly Radio 1’s ‘dance night’,  DJ Pete Tong and Radio 1Xtra. The Times’ Richard Morrison comments ‘Britain has enough pop festivals. The Proms must celebrate classical music’. Also, Ivan Hewett interviews singing group I Fagiolono about their plans to revive the madrigals of ‘murderer-composer’ Carlo Gesualdo.


The BBC Proms go clubbing: 2015 lineup includes Ibiza dance night

A Radio 1 dance night and a Sherlock Holmes celebration are among the more unusual proms in the 92-concert season – which feature more matinees this year and put the piano centre stage


Why we’re bringing back the ‘murderer-composer’, Carlo Gesualdo

Singing group, I Fagiolini, tell Ivan Hewett about their plans to revive the Renaissance madrigals of the Italian more famous for his private life than his music


BBC Proms 2015: Ibiza club classics set to raise the roof (and eyebrows)

DJ Pete Tong is bringing the Proms into the 21st century with orchestral renditions of dance hits – and the Radio 1Xtra will stage a “grime symphony”

The Times

13 best Proms to book

From Attenborough to Yo-Yo, from Alsop to Vänskä, the 2015 BBC Proms season has now been officially announced.

Richard Morrison: ‘Britain has enough pop festivals. The Proms must celebrate classical music’

The music and performers chosen for this summer’s 92 concerts will be discussed and dissected in a way that no other concert series is

Die Zeit

Chris Dercon tritt Castorf-Nachfolge an

Der ehemalige Leiter des Hauses der Kunst wird neuer Intendant der Volksbühne in Berlin. Theatermacher fürchten wegen der Personalie den Ausverkauf des Traditionshauses.

Der Tagesspiegel

Marek Janowski verlässt das Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

“Es ist klug, jetzt einen Wechsel einzuleiten”: Chefdirigent Marek Janowski verlässt nach 14 Jahren das Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin zum Sommer 2016 – und verzichtet auf die angebotene Vertragsverlängerung.


Wiesbadener Generalmusikdirektor gibt Posten vorzeitig auf

Der ungarische Dirigent Zsolt Hamar (*1968) beendet seinen bis 2017 laufenden Vertrag als Generalmusikdirektor im Staatstheater Wiesbaden bereits Mitte 2016.


Streiks des Staatsballetts Berlin völlig unverständlich

Der Deutsche Bühnenverein fordert die Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft ver.di auf, von weiteren Streiks des Staatsballetts Berlin Abstand zu nehmen.

Le Parisien

L’Opéra de Lille veut s'”ouvrir encore plus” lors de la prochaine saison

L’opéra de Lille veut toucher toujours plus de nouveaux publics lors de la saison 2015-16, avec sept opéras programmés.


Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic: In the run up to the #generalelection, @chargard2 looks at UK parties’ pledges for the arts http://bit.ly/1IPFo2i 

Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM: Watch one of the world’s greatest pianists play our silly, pink toy piano: http://classfm.co/XjGBWW  @houghhough

Spitalfields Music ‏@SpitsMusic: Love #classical? Next week @WiltonMusicHall tell the story of Debussy’s first great love with poetry, music and opera http://ow.ly/LQjGM