3rd June: Classical:NEXT coverage, Mariss Jansons and Dame Janet Baker

Monday 3rd June 2013

Classical Music Magazine

Classical:Next, day one: Innovation in concert presentation, reversing audience decline

A conference strand on how to reverse the decline in audiences for live music filled much of the first full day of Classical:Next.

Classical:Next, day one: Korea’s classical market

The Classical:NEXT conference schedule began on a tragic note. Joohoo Kim, ceo of the Lotte Hall in in Seoul, died shortly before he was due to deliver the opening address, on classical music in his country.

Classical:Next, day two: The market in China

Avoid religious works, forget about YouTube and Facebook and think residencies rather than one-nightstands: these were among the lessons offered at a Classical:Next conference on Arts Management Tools in China.

Classical:Next, day two: A Spotify spat

A sharp division of opinion between major and independent labels over Spotify in particular emerged from a conference at Classical:Next on revenue from streaming.

Classical:Next, day three: Concert hall and opera house design

Opera houses and concert halls have stuck to horseshoe and shoebox shapes respectively for centuries, but today’s needs are dictating new shapes, says David Staples, principal of Theatre Projects Consultants.


Mariss Jansons receives 2013 Ernst von Siemens Prize

Award, worth €250,000, will be presented to the conductor on June 4.


Dame Janet Baker – a celebratory Podcast

The great mezzo talks about her career on the latest Gramophone Milestones Podcast.


Decca to release complete-works Britten box-set

65-CD set – plus DVD and book – draws on recordings from 20 labels

Connexion France

Classical Music scares off gangs

Railway stations have started playing classical music on their platforms – with the unstated aim of chasing away gangs of youths.

The Arts Desk

theartsdesk in Dresden: the many musical faces of Germany’s palimpsest-city

Wagner and Vivaldi go head to head in a festival of old and new.

The Courier

Top classical musicians to gather for Ruthven Music Festival

Many of Scotland’s top classical musicians will be descending upon a tiny church on the banks of the River Isla for the annual Ruthven Music Festival.

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