18th August- Benedict Mason prom, Frans Bruggen obituary and composers work undervalued.

Monday 18th August 2014

Classical News

The Telegraph

BBC Proms 2014: Benedict Mason premiere, review: ‘breathtaking’

The big reveal of Benedict Mason’s latest BBC commission was unlike anything the proms had seen. With musicians spread around the hall and the arena being cleared of prommers.

The Guardian

Frans Brüggen obituary

As one of the pioneers of the revival of Early Music, and one of the key influencers in the expansion and awareness of Recorder repertoire, this obituary is a touching tribute to a man who reminded us of the beauty of the music of the past.

Guardian Culture Professionals Network

The future of new music is at risk if we continue to undervalue composers

A study carried out by Sound and Music identifies that composers are expected to create new music for ‘shockingly’ low fees.


Kranichsteiner Musikpreise gehen nach USA und Großbritannien

Darmstadt. Die 1982 geborene amerikanische Komponistin Ashley Fure und das britische Ensemble „Distractfold“ erhalten in diesem Jahr den Kranichsteiner Musikpreis.


Europäischer Komponistenpreis für junge Musiker an Usbekin Sadikova

Der Europäische Komponistenpreis für junge Musiker ist an die Usbekin Aziza Sadikova verliehen worden.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Mozart aus der Asche gelesen

Nicht alles war ganz verloren, was 2004 dem Brand in Weimar zum Opfer fiel. Mit neuen Methoden gelingt es jetzt sogar, unlesbar gewordene Handschriften wieder sichtbar zu machen.

The New York Times

Licia Albanese, Exalted Soprano, Is Dead at 105

Licia Albanese, an Italian-born soprano whose veneration by audiences worldwide was copious even by the standards of operatic adulation, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan.


CBSO: @TheCBSO A month today we perform #Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Find out more in this great listening guide by @philharmonia http://ow.ly/AjBN5

ClassicFM: @ClassicFM I’ve fantastic new Album of the Week from @HopeViolin @DGclassics & will offer an ‘escape to paradise’.@johnsuchet1

Scottish Chamber Orc: @SCOmusic 31 Aug Edin – join us for exciting family music workshops from @VirginMoney Fireworks Concert @edintfest. Book now! http://bit.ly/1oVBQo2

Musicians’ Union: @WeAreTheMU U-turn in Liverpool brings recognition for buskers http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/u-turn-liverpool-brings-recognition-buskers … via @artspro #KeepMusicLive

ArtsProfessional: @ArtsPro #APNews: @ArtsCouncilNI clients told to plan for five per cent cuts from previously announced budgets http://bit.ly/VqpjwX



 Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

Photo: Benjamin Ealovega