In today’s news: Simon Rattle returning to UK to become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, Soundcloud to be saved by a pair of investment funds, and concert goers more likely to give to charity. Kerem Hasan wins ‘Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award’, Vilde Frang and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen to play at BBC proms, and Sony Music does vinyls again.
Simon Rattle: ‘I would have been wary about taking the job had I known about Brexit’
The conductor is returning to the UK to become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra. What does he see as the responsibilities of such a role today, what’s happening with the new concert hall, and how do you restrain freedom-loving tortoises?
Session Report: Pavel Haas Quartet reunites with former viola for Dvořák quintet
For the Pavel Haas Quartet, recording Dvořák’s String Quintet op.97 and Piano Quintet op.81 is the ideal way to celebrate old friendships with music from the New World. Tom Stewart reports from Prague
Ingmar Bergman, Sebastian Fagerlund and Anne Sofie von Otter join for new Finnish opera
During its 2017–2018 season the Finnish National Opera will stage the world premiere of a new Finnish opera, Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata, on the 8th of September 2017.
Music Business Worldwide
As Soundcloud, valued at $300m, books an uncertain future… could a major label have rescued it?
SoundCloud is about to be saved in the nick of time by a pair of investment funds – but the details of the deal, revealed today by MBW, have left some who rely on the platform deeply concerned about its fate.
People who go to concerts more likely to give to charity, new study finds
Those who take part in cultural activities, including going to concerts, are more likely to donate to charity and volunteer.
Scotland Yard employs Mozart in crime prevention tactics
Classical music will be played in a troubled London housing estate to disperse troublemakers and calm residents.
Kerem Hasan gewinnt Salzburger Dirigentenpreis
Der 25-jährige Brite Kerem Hasan hat den ‘Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award’ 2017 gewonnen. Insgesamt gab es 67 Bewerber.
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen und Vilde Frang bei den BBC Proms
Im Januar dieses Jahres debütierte Vilde Frang mit der Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie in Bremen und verzauberte das Publikum in der Glocke.
Warum Sony wieder Vinyl presst
Musikstreaming verbreitet sich rasant, aber in der Nische wächst der Umsatz mit Schallplatten. Die Antithese zum digitalen Hören ist sogar für Großkonzerne interessant.
The »Elbphilharmonie Summer« starts on Wednesday – four weeks of World Music, Film Scores, Jazz and Classical Music!
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