30th October: Joyce DiDonato to sing at baseball World Series, Davied Trendell has died, Carmen-ban opera loses its artistic heads, Classical music meets Halloween

Thursday 30th October 2014

Classic FM

Star mezzo Joyce DiDonato to sing at baseball World Series after social media campaign

Online petition promoted rethink by Major League Baseball, and the opera singer is now due to perform on her home turf.


David Trendell, Director of Music of King’s College London chapel, has died

A 16th century specialist, though his most recent recording was a well-received disc of music by Desenclos

Slipped Disc

Decline of the West: Carmen-ban opera house loses its artistic heads

West Australian Opera, which made headlines by banning Carmen on health grounds, is losing artistic director Joseph ­Colaneri and chorus master ­Joseph Nolan after the current Trovatore.


A Violin Concerto Back From Beyond The Grave

Classical music meets Halloween and the paranormal Thursday night when the National Symphony Orchestra plays the Schumann Violin Concerto, a work buried for nearly a century and recovered — or so the story goes — by a message from the beyond.


Steven Isserlis nennt Frau Bach-Theorie « pure rubbish »

Die in einem neuen Film vom australischen Wissenschaftler Martin Jarvis aufgestellte Theorie, wichtige Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach seien von seiner zweiten FrauAnna Magdalena komponiert worden, werden vom britischen Cellisten Steven Isserlis widerlegt.


Armida-Quartett erhält Ensemblepreis der Konzertreihe “Junge Elite”

Das Berliner Armida Quartett ist im Rahmen der Konzertreihe “Junge Elite” der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mit dem Ensemblepreis geehrt worden.

Das Orchester

Peter Gülke wird neuer Chefdirigent der Brandenburger Symphoniker

Er tritt sein Amt 2015 in Brandenburg an der Havel an und folgt damit auf Michael Helmrath, dessen Vertrag zum Sommer 2015 endet.

Codex Flores

Mozarts Clavichord wird in Wien ausgestellt

Bis 10. November 2014 präsentiert das Mozarthaus Vienna in einer Kooperation mit der Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg das Original-Clavichord von Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, das normalerweise in Mozarts Geburtshaus in Salzburg ausgestellt ist.

El Mundo

Jordi Savall y María de Alvear, premios nacionales de la Música

Jordi Savall y María de Alvear han obtenido el Premio Nacional de Música 2014, en las modalidades de Interpretación y Composición, respectivamente, que concede el Ministerio de Cultura y que está dotado con 30.000 euros para cada galardonado.


Classic FM @ClassicFM: Top conservatoire enrols first-ever rapper on music course: http://classfm.co/ndtzNC 

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse: Arts in a hospital school – Why the arts are at the heart of @GreatOrmondSt‘s curriculum: http://bit.ly/1wIIu44 

Philharmonic Society @RoyalPhilSoc: We’re asking young photographers to go out and shoot musicians! Oy vey!@IdeasTap http://bit.ly/1yJeNPG

The Strad @TheStradMag: How to minimise excessive body movements in your playing http://bit.ly/1E1JCSK 



Joyce DiDonato, Photo: Classic FM