January 26th: 300 year old cello found, Kneller to be sold & Amy Dickson wins Australia Day award

Tuesday 26th January 2016

Classical News

In today’s news, The Strad reports on a 300-year-old cello found in stolen vehicle, Kneller Hall to be sold and Amy Dickson wins Australia Day Foundation award. Also, Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble reimagines classical music for modern listeners

The Strad

300-year-old cello found undamaged in stolen vehicle

The instrument by Antonio Domenicelli was left in a parked car on 1 November 2015

Classical Music Magazine

Kneller Hall to be sold

A petition has been launched to stop the sale of Kneller Hall, Twickenham

Miami Herald

Miami’s Nu Deco Ensemble re-imagines classical music for modern listeners

Nu Deco Ensemble is a 24-piece symphony that plays classics by recent composers

Classical Music Magazine

Amy Dickson wins Australia Day Foundation award

The Australia Day Foundation has named saxophonist Amy Dickson its young Australia achiever of the year in the UK

Der Tagesspiegel

Ultraschall Finale

Gestörtes Lamento, zerschlagene Ruhe, Rastlosigkeit: Beim Ultraschall-Finale verspricht Peter Ruzicka eine neue Oper

BR Klassik

Christoph Eschenbach zum Ehrendirigenten ernannt

150 Mal stand Christoph Eschenbach bereits am Dirigentenpult der Bamberger Symphoniker. Nun hat das Orchester ihn zum Ehrendirigenten ernannt

Codex Flores

Jugend und Musik in der Kulturbotschaft

Das Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) hat seine Umsetzungsmassnahmen der Kulturbotschaft 2016–2020 vorgestellt. Dabei wird erstmals die Umsetzung des ersten Ziels der Musikinitiative skizziert

New York  Times

Salonen Makes Clear He Won’t Lead New York Philharmonic

Esa-Pekka Salonen, the innovative Finnish conductor who is the composer in residence at the New York Philharmonic, will not be the orchestra’s next music director


Rare Beethoven Sketch Leaf of the ‘King Stephan Overture’ Discovered in Connecticut

The handwriting of Beethoven can be indentified by its furious and sloppy appearance. Hardly meant for future generations to admire, notation was an inconvenience to Beethoven

France Musique

Renaud Capuçon, ses amis, ses amours, son violon

Renaud Capuçon fête ses 40 ans dont 38 passées avec un violon dans la main. Loin de l’image du musicien solitaire, le violoniste virtuose s’est toujours entouré d’artistes


Music History ‏@today_classical #Today in 1919 Birth of #mezzosoprano Frances #Bible #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Philharmonic Society ‏@RoyalPhilSoc Apply now for RPS Composition Prizes!! Commissions up to £3K up for grabs for emerging #composers DEADLINE: 31 MARCH

http://royalphilharmonicsociety.org.uk/index.php/new_music/composition_prize …

Wimbledon Choral ‏@WimbledonChoral Tickets on sale for our 20 March concert @cadoganhall: #Rossini‘s romping Messe Solonnelle http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/wimbledon-choral-society-160320 …

Photographer - Cpl Steve Blake RLC (Army Photographer) Today, at the Royal Military School of Music (RMSM) at Kneller Hall, Twickenham, several musicians graduated into field army bands. The Diamond Jubilee Class, Foundation Course and Rendle VC Troop all passed out of the school today, including two bandmasters graduating with honours in music. The parade was attended my Major General CJ Boag CBE and Cpl Johnson Beharry VC. NOTE TO DESKS: MoD release authorised handout images. All images remain crown copyright. Photo credit to read - Corporal Steve Blake RLC (Phot) Email: steveblake@mediaops.army.mod.uk richardwatt@mediaops.army.mod.uk shanewilkinson@mediaops.army.mod.uk Steve Blake - 07901 590150 Richard Watt - 07836 515306 Shane Wilkinson - 07901 590723

Army Musician graduation at Kneller Hall/Classical Music Magazine