8th January: Stradivarius left on train, BBC chorus director fired & Uchida joins forces with MCO

Friday 8th January 2016

Classical News

In today’s news, Janine Jansen discusses the Brahms Violin Concerto with her collaborator Antonio Pappano for Gramophone and Mitsuko Uchida joins forces with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Also, the BBC Symphony Chorus director is fired and a violinist accidentally leaves Stradivarius on a German train

The Strad

Violinist accidentally leaves $2.6m Stradivarius on German train

The 1727 ‘General Dupont’, ’Grumiaux’ Stradivarius, formerly played by Jennifer Koh, was returned to the woman by police


Exclusive video: behind-the-scenes as Janine Jansen and Antonio Pappano record Brahms for Decca Classics

This month’s cover star, Janine Jansen, discusses the Brahms Violin Concerto with her collaborator Antonio Pappano

International Arts Manager

Uchida and Mahler Chamber Orchestra join forces

Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) has made a strong start to 2016 with the announcement that pianist Mitsuko Uchida has joined as an artistic partner. MCO and Uchida’s first project together is a series of Mozart piano concertos

CBC News

Pianist Philip Chiu sings praises of classical music

One of Canada’s top pianists is in Saskatoon to let his fingers do the talking in an upcoming concert, but Philip Chiu is also prone to singing the praises of classical music

The Times

Richard Morrison: Chorus director’s firing brings the BBC into disrepute

As all old journalists know, the difference between working for a right-wing newspaper and a “compassionate” liberal media organisation is that the latter always sack people just before Christmas


Klassik-Jahrescharts: Jonas Kaufmann bildet Doppelspitze

Der Tenor Jonas Kaufmann hat die ersten beiden Plätze der deutschen Klassik-Jahrescharts erobert

Klassik heute

“Dialogues des Camélites”: Erben wollen Aufführungen rechtlich unterbinden

Im Vorfeld der Wiederaufnahme von Francis Poulencs Dialogues des Carmélites an der Bayerischen Staatsoper fordern die Erben von Komponist Francis Poulenc und Autor Georges Bernanos eine Abänderung oder die Unterbindung

Basler Zeitung

Klassiker der Woche: Die Eurovision-Hymne

Das Jahr 2016 hatte eben erst begonnen, als in Millionen von guten Stuben vor der Übertragung des Wiener Neujahrskonzerts das berühmteste aller Preludes ertönte

Musical America

Pierre Boulez: Tributes from Around the World

Esa-Pekka Salonen, on Twitter: “Mourning the death of Pierre Boulez. He was a huge influence and a great support in my life

Le Figaro

Elle retrouve son Stradivarius à 2,4 millions d’euros oublié dans un train

Une jeune violoniste allemande a pu remettre la main sur son précieux instrument fabriqué en 1727 et valant une petite fortune, perdu lors d’un voyage.


Music Yuppy@Music_Yuppy  Hit online magazine is seeking artists to feature & promote http://bit.ly/22yRtEk

CityMusicFoundation@CityMusicF And also applications to be a CMF Artist… keep your eyes peeled for details at the end of this month

Music Mark@musicmarkuk Interesting US infographic on music careers for different personality types http://ow.ly/WN3Cz

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Drum roll, please! Today we’re revealing the nominations for the 2016 BBC Music Magazine Awards. #BBCMusicMagAwards

The Times

The Times