27th May: Strauss’ 150th Anniversary, Clean Bandit’s classical approach and Sopranotron

Tuesday 27th May 2014

Classical News

The Guardian

Why did Richard Strauss write music for a Nazi war criminal?

Phillipe Sands details the relationship between Richard Strauss and Hans Frank, a mass murderer known as the ‘Butcher of Poland’.

BBC News

Clean Bandit: A classical approach to pop music

UK Band Clean Bandit are introducing works by Mozart and Shostakovich to young audiences by blending electronic beats with classical strings.

Musical Chairs

Virtual Soprano for your for your iPad

Omenime Limited has released Sopranotron, the first dedicated ‘Virtual Soprano’ instrument for iPad.


Maintaining a Classical-Music Miracle in in Cleveland

Cleveland aims to attract the youngest audience of any orchestra in America by its 100th birthday in 2008.


Porträt Max Emanuel Cencic: Keine Rampensau? 

Er gehört zu den besten Countertenoren der Welt und sagt trotzdem über sich selbst, er sei schüchtern.


Rheingau Musikpreis für Pianist Vestard Shimkus

Förderpreis ist mit 15.000 Euro dotiert.


Richard Strauss’ 150th Anniversary: Celebrations of Note in 2014

It shouldn’t take a 200th anniversary to send everyone scurrying to the shelves (or Spotify) to listen or re-listen to some great Strauss recordings.

Listen Music Magazine

In a Different Light 

Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital discusses the rich history of his instrument; the nonexistent border between folk and classical; transcriptions and commissions; embedding nuance; and the artistic persona.

Forever Young: Debunking the myth of the ‘death’ of classical music 

The inspiring players of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra debunk the myth of the ‘death’ of classical music.

Le Monde

Franco Battiato célèbre l’Europe cosmopolite de Haendel

Très populaire en Italie et en Espagne, prolixe, polyglotte et érudit, le chanteur sicilien évoque l’œuvre du musicien allemand, incarnation suprême, selon lui, de l’idéal européen.

Classical Music on twitter

Classical Music @Classical Music_Library cuts will ‘destroy music making’ in Leicestershire

WildKat PR @DIEZEIT‘s fantastic feature on @podiumfestival is now available online http://bit.ly/1hgA5uh  for you to see what you’ve missed this year

The Stage @TheStage  Business News: Royal Opera House balances its books in 2012/13 http://bit.ly/1thycD7 

The Royal Opera @RoyalOperaHouse A taster of tonight’s @classicfm Behind the Curtain programme with @wynneevans (from 8pm)

Royal Academy Music @RoyalAcadMusic On @BBCInTune today, alum and former Head of Brass John Wallace (who turned 65 last month) – and more recent graduate @trishclowes.

Umbrella Music @Umbrellamusic Music Education Council sets seminar dates: Series of summer seminars set on Future of Music Education. http://bit.ly/1nudy2F