11th February: Sir Simon Rattle to make his Wigmore Hall debut, study finds the accidental genius of Stradivarius violins and Alan Gilbert to leave NY Phil in 2017

Wednesday 11th February 2015

Classical News


Sir Simon Rattle to make his Wigmore Hall debut

London concert hall announces debut for conductor, plus complete Schubert song cycle, live-streamed concerts, and subsidised ticket scheme for under-35s


Study finds the accidental genius of Stradivarius violins

A new study of Stradivarius violins has found that some of the characteristics that made them great may have come about by accident rather than design.

Art does heal: scientists say appreciating creative works can fight off disease

Researchers from California University in Berkeley say studies show great nature and art boost the immune system

Classic FM

Alan Gilbert to leave NY Phil in 2017, stokes Berlin speculation

Alan Gilbert is to step down as music director of the New York Philharmonic in 2017, fuelling speculation and rumour about his next destination.

BBC Music Magazine

Simon Rattle to conduct unique children’s orchestra during London Residency

100 musicians aged 11-21 get the musical chance of a lifetime


Hilary Hahn bei den 57. Grammy Awards ausgezeichnet

Am Sonntag, den 8. Februar 2015, gewann Geigerin Hilary Hahn ihren dritten Grammy bei den 57. Grammy Awards in Los Angeles für ihr Album “In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores” in der Kategorie “Bestes Kammermusik Album”.


„Musik ist die Krone der Gesellschaft“

In New York wurde Jan Vogler zum Star – heute ist der Cellist auf allen großen Bühnen der Welt unterwegs. Hier spricht der gebürtige Ost-Berliner über …


Staatsregierung genehmigt Umbau der Philharmonie im Gasteig

Die bayerische Staatsregierung hat den Umbau der Philharmonie im Gasteig nach den Plänen von Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer (CSU) und Oberbürgermeister Dieter Reiter (SPD) genehmigt.


Dallas Opera Embarks On A Project For Women Conductors

In November 2015, the Dallas Opera company will inaugurate their Institute for Women Conductors.

The Bolshoi Invites To An Exciting Virtual Tour

Moscows’ Bolshoi Theatre announced that from now on the virtual 3D excursion around The Bolshoi and digital exhibitions of the museum are available!

El Mundo

‘Me gustaría tocar en España… Pero no puedo’

Más allá del éxito de Pablo Heras Casado, muchos otros intérpretes españoles desarrollan su carrera en centros y orquestas extranjeros.


BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3:Follow the brand new playlist @BBCPlaylister of the great works that inspired Sir Simon Rattle http://bbc.in/1DXs8Gi 

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: Ed Nesbitt wins @BrittenSinfonia #Opus2015 competition. But are there enough opportunities to hear new music? http://ow.ly/IOhiW 

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera: Everyone loves a ghost story, but what drew Wagner to the Flying Dutchman? http://www.roh.org.uk/news/from-legend-to-libretto-what-drew-wagner-to-the-myth-of-the-flying-dutchman … #ROHhollander ^C

violin_2935453bThis Stradivarius violin is known as “The Kreutzer” after its former owner Rodolphe Kreutzer. Photo: REUTERS/Telegraph