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Monday 16 January 2017

10:20AM GMT (22 hours, 28 minutes ago)

Dutch musician tracing piano Napoleon gave to Iranian king

“We have heard about a piano that Napoleon presented to an Iranian king in 1806,” Frerichs said, | read article...

7:46AM GMT (1 day, 1 hour ago)

1 in 3 classical musicians suffer from physical pain, depression

Recent research shows that classical musicians experience health problems such as music performance anxiety (MPA) and playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs). | read article...

Sunday 15 January 2017

12:09AM GMT (2 days, 8 hours ago)

Passing the baton: SCO conductor Robin Ticciati on the power of music, the beauty of silence and preparing to say ...

CONDUCTORS of orchestras seem like exotic beasts: the same genus as film or theatre directors, perhaps, but a different species. And while all share the same basic habitat, you're more likely to find conductors in the upper branches where the view is ... | read article...

Saturday 14 January 2017

5:42AM GMT (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Can classical music survive without shedding its obsession with purism?

“It's difficult to get people to listen to classical music bypassing the films. Their first exposure to it is through films and the eventual dream is to make music for films. . | read article...

Friday 13 January 2017

5:57PM GMT (3 days, 14 hours ago)

11 reasons why the Metropolitan Opera is seriously underrated - Time Out New York (blog)

Opera gets a bad rap. Even the most serious culture vultures—people who read Tolstoy and visit obscure art galleries on the regular—somehow still see the opera house as a place for old fuddy-duddies. | read article...

12:46PM GMT (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Renée Fleming’s top tips for singers: ‘tune out the noise and focus on your voice’

Renée Fleming is one of the world’s greatest sopranos so when she came in to the studio to talk about her new album, we just had to get some pearls of wisdom from her too... | read article...

12:44PM GMT (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Watch this orchestra perform Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with paper bags

Who needs cannons when you've got paper bags? | read article...

7:57AM GMT (4 days ago)

Hoard of gold discovered in piano in Shropshire

The discovery was made in Shropshire before Christmas when its new owners had it retuned and repaired. | read article...

Thursday 12 January 2017

6:52PM GMT (4 days, 13 hours ago)

Plan for world-class concert hall in City of London back on track

Scheme appeared derailed when government pulled funding in November, but the City of London Corporation has stepped in to plug the gap... | read article...

5:08PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Kongelige musikere æder lønnedgang for at undgå flere fyringer

Det Kongelige Teaters lige over 100 musikere skal ned på 90 procent af lønnen, men skal til gengæld arbejde lidt mindre. | read article...

5:06PM GMT (4 days, 15 hours ago)

Det Kongelige Teater smadrer sig selv

Det Kongelige Teater er i gang med en selvdestruktion uden sidestykke. En kunstnerisk selvdestruktion, hvor kunstnerne bliver fyret, mens administrationen går fri. | read article...

4:48PM GMT (4 days, 16 hours ago)

Why Germany is proud of the Elbphilharmonie – and why Britain should care about that

Germany’s great and good basked in the cultural glow as Hamburg’s concert hall opened its doors last night. In the UK, such a project would be mired in political squabbling and public scorn... | read article...

12:58PM GMT (4 days, 19 hours ago)

Musical nation reputation under threat, conductor Hughes says

Wales will no longer be a musical nation unless it tackles a crisis in funding for school music lessons, a leading conductor has told AMs. | read article...

Wednesday 11 January 2017

4:53PM GMT (5 days, 15 hours ago)

What are the greatest chords in music history?

The Telegraph's classical music critic Ivan Hewett is presenting a new Radio 4 series on music's five greatest chords. Here he explains more. | read article...

3:34PM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra reaches 3-year contract early

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and its musicians say a new three-year contract has been ratified months before the current contract expires. | read article...

3:11PM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Google is giving us a VR symphony because we could all use a break

The music will come straight from the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, where Google Arts & Culture is set to broadcast a live... | read article...

2:35PM GMT (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Nathalie Stutzmann takes RTÉ principal guest conductor post

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has named Nathalie Stutzmann as principal guest conductor. The announcement comes just days before she gives her second performance with the ensemble. | read article...

1:10PM GMT (5 days, 19 hours ago)

With orchestras, does age really matter? - Gramophone (blog)

When Gramophone compiled a subjective list of the world's ten best symphonic ensembles in 2008, the violinist Nikolaj Znaider wrote of the 'dark, wooden' sound of the Dresden Staatskapelle and of that sound's umbilical connection... | read article...

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