Mariss Jansons announces resignation, Dennis Russell Davies discusses minimalism, and Dvořák gets twerked

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Guardian

Mariss Jansons announces Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra departure

The conductor’s 10-year reign as chief of the world-renowned Amsterdam orchestra will end after 2014-15 season

The Telegraph

Dennis Russell Davies: why minimalism is big

Basel Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor, Dennis Russell Davies, tells John Allison why he’s boldly touring the UK with minimalist music

The Strad

Louisville String Academy awarded $240,000 Starling Foundation grant

Given over three years, the award aims to support violin playing at the highest level

The New York Times

Harris Goldsmith, Critic and Classical Pianist, Dies at 78

Harris Goldsmith, a rarity in classical music for his simultaneous careers as a professional pianist and a music critic, died on April 2 in Manhattan. He was 78.

Limelight Magazine

Is sex appeal the key to a classical comeback?

Will a video clip of Asian hotties twerking re-imagine classical music for a contemporary audience?

Die Welt

Am besten geht man, bevor es nicht mehr geht

Mariss Jansons verlässt als Chefdirigent Amsterdams Concergebouw Orchest und konzentriert sich auf seine Münchner Aufgaben. In Salzburg verlässt Geschäftsführer Peter Alward die Osterfestspiele.


Porträt Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt: Ein Bayern-Fan in Berlin

Einst spielte Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt im Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester – nun gastiert er als Solist mit Brittens Cello-Sinfonie bei seinen Ex-Kollegen


Classical Music on Twitter

Baltimore Symphony:@BaltSymphon As “Mad Men” enters its final season, we look at what was happening in the classical music world in 1969. BSOstories http://bit.ly/1gPzJud

Classic FM:@ClassicFM The greatest classical music, as voted by you. Take a look at the 2014 HallOfFame: http://classfm.co/HOF14

Gramophone:@GramophoneMag Why is the wider media failing classical music? Our editor’s latest blog http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/editors-blog/why-is-the-wider-media-failing-classical-music …

Donato Cabrera:@DonatoCabrera Can Women Save Classical Music? http://fb.me/3uVIPlIG2

CM editors:@ClassicalMusic_ JAM is planning a choral course led by Judith Bingham and Nicholas Cleobury, deadline 9 May: http://ow.ly/w2bPf Great opportunity.

The Guardian

The Guardian