2nd November: Max Richter’s playlist, Delhi Classical Music Festival & Alexey Sychev wins prize

Monday 2nd November 2015

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian asks five musicians of the Barbican’s Sound Unbound festival to create a playlist and the line-up for the four-day Delhi Classical Music Festival is announced. Also, pianist Alexey Sychev wins first prize in international Franz Liszt Piano Competition and a session musician teaches unprivileged youngsters for a burgeoning music charity

The Guardian

Max Richter: my classical-for-beginners playlist

We asked five musicians taking part in the Barbican’s Sound Unbound festival to create a playlist for a newcomer to classical music. Composer Max Richter’s picks include Purcell, Beethoven and Julia Wolfe

The Hindu

Classical music extravaganza begins today

Stalwarts of Indian classical music Begum Parveen Sultana, Pandit Bhajan Sopori, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Jasraj and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan will be part of the line-up at the four-day Delhi Classical Music Festival, organised by the Delhi Government’s Department of Art, Culture and Languages, and the Sahitya Kala Parishad.

Islington Now

Violinist brings classical music to disadvantaged youth

A session musician is taking classical music from the concert hall to the estate at a growing music charity


Russe gewinnt Liszt-Wettbewerb

Der russische Pianist Alexey Sychev (*1988) gewann den 1. Preis des 8. Internationalen Franz Liszt Klavierwettbewerbs Weimar-Bayreuth


Aufbruchsstimmung in der “opera stabile” der Hamburgischen Staatsoper

Die „opera stabile“, die kleine Bühne der Hamburgischen Staatsoper, wird – so plant es Neu-Intendant Georges Delnon – künftig ständig bespielt und zu einem Experimentiertheater werden, aus dem auch neue Impulse für das Große Haus kommen sollen

BR Klassik

Applaus ist jedes Mal der schönste Dank

Dieter Dorn war in seiner langen Karriere nie ein Provokateur, vielmehr ist er ein sicherer Arrangeur mit großem Gespür für Rhythmik und Gestus. Und ans Aufhören denkt der Opern- und Theaterregisseur auch an seinem 80. Geburtstag lange noch nicht


Shape-note Singing Workshops Use ‘The Sacred Harp’ Hymnal to Attract Participants

In what might at first seem a highly unrefined, even grating experience to a trained singer, the old-American pastime known as “shape-note singing” is gaining some recent recognition as an advanced way to “internalize music theory” according to the Clarion Ledger


Dennis Russell Davies To Return On The Podium on November 25

Conductor Dennis Russel Davies who had to undergo surgery after he hurt his knee badly when he fall just 90 minutes before a concert in Austria, will return on the podium


Classic FM @ClassicFM : These are the unspoken rules of classical music: http://classfm.co/BW86rs

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 : Celebrating 70 years is our new artist of the week @philharmonia. Dvorak’s 8th symphony at 11 on #EssentialClassics

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic :  ‘Finding the right choir could prove the perfect way to improve your health, well-being, and social life’ #HearHear

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‘In spite of strong claims by Lennon & McCartney, Ray Davies and Britten, Purcell is the best composer to come from Britain’. Max Richter