3rd March: Simon Rattle appointed to the LSO, why male domination of classical music may be coming to an end, WHO recommends reducing music listening to an hour a day

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Classical News

The Times

Sir Simon Rattle finally confirmed for London Symphony Orchestra

After one of the most extended courtship rituals in the history of music Sir Simon Rattle was confirmed today as the next music director of the London Symphony Orchestra.

The Guardian

Simon Rattle is the seismic, creative shock UK classical music needs

Conductor’s appointment as LSO music director could be catalyst for genre’s revitalisation, from schools to (new) concert halls

Why the male domination of classical music might be coming to an end

For decades – no, make that centuries – the classical music world has sidelined women, if not ignored them completely. But the balance may be finally shifting

The Independent

Classical music needs to address lack of female composers, Radio 3 presenter claims

Sara Mohr-Pietsch was speaking ahead of International Women’s Day on Sunday

The Strad

Study finds classical music has a calming effect on dogs

Research was undertaken by the Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the University of Glasgow

BBC Music Magazine

World Health Organisation recommends reducing music listening to ‘an hour a day’

Report suggests we are listening to ‘too much, too loudly’

New fine dining concert series devised

Jennifer Pike, Miloš Karadaglić and Charlie Siem all to feature in ‘Boisdale Classics’ series


Unerhörte Orte, klingende Landschaften

Musik von allen Seiten begreifen: Die Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern verblüffen mit innovativen Konzertideen und Brückenschlägen zu anderen Künsten


Telemann-Preis 2015 für Amadeus-Verlag Winterthur

Auszeichnung der Landeshauptstadt Magdeburg ist mit 2.500 Euro dotiert

Dirk Kaftan erhält Karl-Böhm-Interpretationspreis 2015

Auszeichnung des Landes Steiermark ist mit 10.000 Euro dotiert

Musik Heute

Hamburger Musikfest “Lux aeterna” zieht positive Bilanz

Das Musikfest “Lux aeterna” in Hamburg hat nach seiner zweiten Ausgabe eine positive Bilanz gezogen.


Giordano Bellincampi Named Music Director In Auckland

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra announced the appointment of its new Music Director from 2016, Italian-Danish conductor Giordano Bellincampi.

Le Monde

Orrin Keepnews, producteur de jazz, est mort

Producteur de jazz, cofondateur ou fondateur des compagnies phonographiques Riverside, Milestone et Landmark, auteur de notes de pochettes de disques réputées pour leur écriture, dédicataire d’une composition du pianiste Bill Evans (1929-1980) Re: Person I Knew, anagramme de son nom, Orrin Keepnews est mort, dimanche 1er mars, à son domicile d’El Cerrito (Californie), près de San Francisco.


London Symphony Orch @londonsymphony :We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Simon Rattle as Music Director of the LSO, taking up his post in Sep 2017 #lsorattle

Barbican Centre ‏@BarbicanCentre :’We share a dream in which performing, teaching & learning are indivisible’ Rattle shares his LSO vision http://lso.co.uk/simonrattle  #lsorattle

Kenneth Woods ‏@kennethwoods : New York City’s last classical sheet-music store to close http://on.wsj.com/1Cmq6CC  via @WSJ Sad sign of the times

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Sara Mohr Pietsch. Photo: The Independent