28th January: Philip Glass to score forthcoming Fantastic Four film, Placido Domingo to star in Woody Allen opera and (Somerset) House music

Wednesday 28th January 2015

Classical News


Philip Glass to score forthcoming Fantastic Four film

Tireless American composer has been enlisted for the next instalment of the superhero franchise


Placido Domingo to star in Woody Allen opera

Placido Domingo revives Allen’s production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi for new Los Angeles season


Will Simon Rattle take over at the LSO?

Today’s pre-eminent British conductor would arrive with a reputation for championing better conditions for artists

Classic FM

Bring children of all ages to classical concerts, says Michael Morpurgo

Former children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo claims that even very young children should be welcome at classical concerts.


(Somerset) House music

One of London’s most illustrious landmarks, Somerset House, has played host to everything from the nations’s births, marriages and deaths certificates, to a set for Hollywood films, to an ice rink. Now, thanks to its composer-in-residence, Jacob Thompson-Bell, it has become a bespoke, live concert venue – of an unusual kind.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der lange Klang – Neue Macher, neue Pläne

Berno Odo Polzer übernimmt das Festival Maerzmusik und stellt sein Programm im Haus der Berliner Festspiele vor.


Blind gehört Jean-Guihen Queyras: „Ich bin schockiert!“

Der Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras hört und kommentiert CDs von Kollegen, ohne dass er erfährt, wer spielt


Dominik Beykirch gewinnt den 6. Deutschen Hochschulwettbewerb Orchesterdirigieren

Insgesamt 27 Nachwuchsdirigenten traten beim 6. Deutschen Hochschulwettbewerb Orchesterdirigieren in der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart an. Nach drei erfolgreich absolvierten Wertungsrunden dirigierte Dominik Beykirch im Finalkonzert das Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR.


Zoë Keating Calls Out Google and YouTube Music Key Over ‘Content ID’ and Channel Forfeiture

Almost like a classic bait-and-switch, Google’s music streaming service, YouTube Music Key, has backed another musician into the corner — this time cellist Zoë Keating.

El País

Tesoros musicales escondidos

¿Corren malos tiempos para la lírica o, más bien, buenos tiempos para la música barroca? Me inclino por lo segundo

Articolo Tre

Morto Guido Ajmone-Marsan, direttore d’orchestra nato a Torino

Guido Ajmone-Marsan è morto a 67 anni a causa di un male incurabile. Pochi, probabilmente, ricordano chi sia in Italia. Si tratta di un direttore d’orchestra italiano-americano, che aveva una particolare affinità con le grandi opere di Verdi e Puccini.

La Vanguardia

Davide Livermore sustituirá a Helga Schmidt al frente del Palau de Les Arts de Valencia

A la todavía intendente del Palau se le pagará una indemnización por los diez años que lleva trabajando | Livermore es el director artístico del Centro de Perfeccionamiento Plácido Domingo de Les Arts


ISM ‏@ISM_music: You still haven’t received the money from last month’s gig. What do you do? http://bit.ly/15CzVhv  #MakeMusicWork

VAULT Festival ‏@VAULTFestival: 3 days to go! Check out the #VAULT2015 first week line-up which launches on Wednesday: http://bit.ly/1CX0cl8 

RNCM ‏@RNCMvoice: On the Blog | An Interview with John Wilson about his #Piano Spectacular III: http://bit.ly/1toLB2h 


Placido Domingo performs at London’s Roundhouse in 2014. Photo: AP/Telegraph