6th March: Mid-concert selfie stage invasions, why does music give us chills, and censorship claims in US after youth orchestra cancels composer’s Nazi-quoting new work

Friday 6th March 2015

Classical News


Mid-concert selfie stage invasions – hasn’t Dvorák suffered enough?

What punishment for the narcissist who leapt on the Royal Festival Hall stage to take a selfie during Dvořák’s New World symphony? If only life were like the Simpsons…

Classic FM

Why does music give us chills? Eric Whitacre and his Singers put on a concert to find out

Our favourite dashing-blonde choral conductor and his choir turned guinea pigs in a huge experiment looking at the health benefits of singing in (and even just listening to) a choir. There were electrodes, latex gloves and LOTS of saliva…

Classical Music Magazine

Censorship claims in US after youth orchestra cancels composer’s Nazi-quoting new work

A censorship row is brewing in New York after the New York Youth Symphony announced it would not be performing a piece commissioned through its own young composer competition, after being alerted to the work’s quotation of a Nazi anthem.

Classical Source

Aldeburgh Music in negotiations to purchase Snape Maltings

The owners of Snape Maltings, the Gooderham family, have announced today that they are in the final stages of negotiation with Aldeburgh Music for the sale of the site’s freehold and commercial portfolio.


Italian opera embraces tech to reach new audiences

Until now, La Scala has long kept many of its inner workings a closely guarded secret — but with opera struggling to attract younger audiences, it is turning to technology to promote openness and broaden its appeal.

Zeit Online

Putins Afterhour

In Russland wird Kulturförderung noch ernst genommen! Wladimir Putin ist inzwischen sogar in Besitz eines eigenen Kreml-DJs. Was sagt uns das?


„Silber gehört zum guten Ton“

Das C. Bechstein Sterling Grand Piano – inspired by Robbe & Berking


Wegen Zitat aus Nazihymne aus dem Programm genommen…

Das ‘New York Youth Symphony’ hat eine Auftragskomposition aus dem Programm genommen, weil das Werk des 21-jährigen amerikanischen Komponisten Jonas Tarm ein Zitat der Nazihymne (Horst Wessel-Lied) enthält.

Gasteig-Affäre: Junge Musiker rufen zu Protestkundgebung in München auf

Ignorante Politiker bekommen wieder eine Ohrfeige: Für Samstag, 07.03.2015 um 11:00 Uhr ruft das Chor- und Orchesterensemble ‘MünchenKlang’ stellvertretend für junge Nachwuchsensembles am Münchner Odeonsplatz zu einer Kundgebung gegen die Entscheidung der Bayerischen Staatsregierung, kein neues Konzerthaus für München zu bauen, auf.

El Mundo

Un genio de la música en el instituto

El compositor estonio, protagonista de la ‘Carta Blanca’ que le brinda la Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España, conversa, escucha y canta con los alumnos del Lope de Vega de Madrid.


BBC Radio 3@BBCRadio3: With #womensday on Sunday, our final interview with @EricaJong is on now. Today music by Rachmaninov + Lili Boulanger http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014r87y …

Music Teacher@MusicTeacherMag: @GarethMalone is made ambassador for Music for All and the @LearntoPlayDay http://tinyurl.com/6rht9rf 

Prolific North ‏@ProlificNorth: .@ClassicFM to broadcast from Liverpool to mark Philharmonic anniversary http://www.prolificnorth.co.uk/?p=45783  @liverpoolphil

playopenerItalian opera embraces tech to reach new audiences. Photo: Mattia Balsamini/Wired