9th October: Vienna Philharmonic receive Birgit Nilsson Prize, West Australia Opera cancels Carmen over smoking fears and Classic FM charity single for Global’s Make Some Noise

Thursday 9th October 2014

BBC Music Magazine

Vienna Philharmonic receives the Birgit Nilsson Prize

Leading orchestra enjoys accolade for its Historic Archive


BBC Music is launched by an ‘impossible’ orchestra

27 artists club together with the BBC Concert Orchestra to perform ‘God Only Knows’

Classic FM

West Australia Opera cancels Carmen over fears it promotes smoking

The West Australia Opera’s planned production of Bizet’s Carmen has been cancelled over fears it would jeopardise a $400,000 partnership with a government health agency.

Classic FM charity single: Behind the Scenes at Air Studios

We have been behind the scenes at Air Studios this morning, capturing the stellar cast recording Classic FM’s charity single ‘Steadfast’. The song, composed by Howard Goodall, will be available to download from midnight tonight.

Limelight Magazine

NYC accords jazz musos same respect as classical counterparts

Jazz icons celebrate in City Hall council chamber at passage of historic resolution on rights.

Slipped Disc 

Gergiev’s new protégé is 13 years old

Meet Alexander Malofeyev, winner of the 2014 Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.


Berliner Konzerthaus planmäßig renoviert

Nach der dreimonatigen Schließung des Konzerthauses am Berliner Gendarmenmarkt wird der Saal am morgigen 10. Oktober wiedereröffnet.

Die Welt

Gesucht? Ein Chefdirigent für Berliner Philharmoniker

Bei dem Anforderungsprofil für Mister X könnte man ins Zweifeln geraten, denn die Philharmoniker sind hungrig auf saftig sinfonische Tortenstücke aus der Hand des Chefdirigenten. Eine Stellenanzeige.

Der Tagesspiegel

Mailänder Scala

Riccardo Chailly verbeugt sich vor Claudio Abbado

neue musikzeitung

Söder drängt bei Sanierung von Nürnberger Oper zur Eile

In der Debatte um die dringend nötige Sanierung des Nürnberger Opernhauses und den geplanten neuen Konzertsaal hat Finanzminister Markus Söder (CSU) zur Eile gemahnt.

El País

El ‚darwinismo‘ del violín

Un estudio usa la teoría de la evolución para analizar cómo ha cambiado la forma del violín

The New York Times

Well Past the Rubble, Orchestra Rebuilds

Belgrade Philharmonic Is Touring To Help Fund a New Home

Le Monde

La Salle Pleyel figée par un bras de fer juridique

Si la case « menace » existait dans le jeu du Monopoly, on pourrait dire que la Salle Pleyel vient d’y tomber.


Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM: #MakeSomeNoise helps the music therapy work of Thomas’ Fund – here’s more about them & how you can get involved: http://classfm.co/wKgT6b

MusicSalesClassical @MSClassical: Heading to the @MTW_tweets premiere of The Trial by Philip Glass? @GlassNotesBlog View the score here http://bit.ly/1seV2OQ #ScoresOnDemand

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine: One-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy on why there need to be more role models for disabled musicians: http://bit.ly/1seV9tK

Guardian Classical @GdnClassical: Australian Chamber Orchestra / Tognetti review – persuasive experiments with Jonny Greenwood http://gu.com/p/429yz 

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