In today’s news: interview with Miriam Margolyes, more young talent for the Salzburg Festival and listen to Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto. Aleksandra Markovic announced as the new director of Opera North. ‘Paris – a celebration of life’ is the motto of the new ‘classic con brio festival’. Wagner-Tenor Manfred Jung dies aged 76, and Ingo Metzmacher conducts ‘Lady Macbeth of Mzensk’ at the Vienna Opera. Larry Rachleff conducts in his last concert as music director of the RI Philharmonic, and after coming out – a russian violinist’s new reality.
Miriam Margolyes interview: ‘It’s good to shock, it shakes people up a bit’
Actress Miriam Margolyes is famous for being outspoken – but even so, she still manages to take Chris Harvey by surprise
Salzburg Festival doubles number of youth subscriptions
The Salzburg Festival is to double the number of youth subscriptions in 2017 as a result of high demand.
A detailed guide to Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto
Pianist Simon Trpčeski is performing this Romantic colossus at Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall tonight. Ahead of his performance, we asked him to talk us through the great work.
The Violin Channel
Yumi Saiki – ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet
Last month’s world premiere performance of acclaimed Japanese composer Yumi Saiki’s ‘Deux Sillages Ⅱ’ for String Quartet
„Paris – ein Fest fürs Leben“ lautet das Motto des diesjährigen „classic con brio“-Festivals des Schlossverein Osnabrück e.V., in Anlehnung an das gleichnamige Buch von Ernest Hemingway, der darin liebevoll das Paris der Zwanzigerjahre als Rückzugsort vieler Künstler und Literaten beschreibt.
Kulturradio vom rbb
Jung war für seine Wagner Rollen bekannt, weil er als einer der wenigen alle Tenorpartien in Richard Wagners “Ring des Nibelungen” gesungen hatte.
Ingo Metzmacher leitet “Lady Macbeth von Mzensk” an der Wiener Staatsoper
Schostakowitschs Lady Macbeth von Mzensk steht ab Samstag, 22. April 2017 wieder auf dem Spielplan der Wiener Staatsoper.
After coming out as gay, a russian violinist’s new reality
A 23-year-old, Russian-born violinist named Artem Kolesov is capturing international attention after posting a YouTube video in which he comes out as gay.
Larry Rachleff conducts final concert as music director of the RI Philharmonic, 5/6
Larry Rachleff’s final concert as Music Director with the RI Philharmonic on Saturday, May 6 at 7pm is almost sold out.
South China Morning Post
How jazz borrowed improvisation from classical music, and pianist Gabriela Montero who’s on a mission to take it back
Ahead of her concert in Hong Kong, musician talks about spontaneous composition, how jazz took it up in the 20th century, and her mission to bring it back into classical music
Aleksandra Markovic Resigns As Music Director Of Opera North
Richard Mantle, General Director of the Leeds based Opera North, has announced that he has accepted the resignation of Serbian conductor Aleksandar Markovic, 41, as the Company’s Music Director, a position he took up in September 2016.