3rd March: Streaming markets, presidential candidates’ musical identity & marble music machine

Thursday 3rd March 2016

Classical News

In today’s news, NMZ reports about the increasing streaming market in Germany while BBC takes a look on streaming services and piracy on the Indian market. Also, how presidential candidates constitute their identity in music, a festival dedicated to emigrated composers, and a music machine powered by 2000 marbles.


How music could help you to concentrate while studying

Should we follow what research says, or is listening to music while working just down to individual preference?


Will streaming help India’s music sales?

Piracy is a big problem for the music industry everywhere but in India it’s stopped the industry generating the kind of sales you might expect in such a large market

The Guardian

Pop for politics: how candidates brand themselves with music

From Katy Perry to David Bowie, the music presidential candidates blast reflects their tastes – and political personalities

The Guardian

Classical superstar Ludovico Einaudi: I’m inspired by Eminem

He has been the soundtrack to everything from The X-Factor to This Is England. Iggy Pop, Ricky Gervais and Nicki Minaj love him. And his concerts are packed with young fans. Meet Ludovico Einaudi


This incredible music machine is powered by 2,000 marbles

The internet is no stranger to ridiculously complex attempts to make music with technology

Die Zeit

H-Moll, du liebe Güte!

Tumult in der Kölner Philharmonie, Konzert abgebrochen: Wie eine Phasenverschiebung von 1967 die Bildungsbürger überfordert und ihre Angst vor der Gegenwart offenbart


Streaming boomt – Musikmarkt in Deutschland wächst kräftig

Der deutsche Musikmarkt ist im vergangenen Jahr dank neuer Internet-Angebote noch stärker gewachsen als zunächst angenommen


Jüdisches Museum widmet Festival ausgewanderten Komponisten

Das Festival „intonations“ vom 16. bis 21. April widmet sich unter anderem den zur Zeit der Nationalsozialisten emigrierten Künstlern Arnold Schönberg, Erich Wolfgang Korngold und Hanns Eisler

Washington Post

Give me a break: classical musicians who step away.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard did it quietly. Evgeny Kissin did it in a casual remark to a presenter. Piotr Anderszewski, evidently, has done it in an interview with the website Humans of New York

Le Figaro

Jean Rondeau, le clavecin au cœur

Révélation des Victoires de la musique en 2015, le claveciniste français publie son deuxième opus chez Warner: Un «opéra sans paroles» où dialoguent Rameau et Royer


kulturradio vom rbb “Ein bewegender Konzertabend!” Andrea Handels über das Sonderkonzert für & Helfer in der Philharmonie

neue musikzeitung Kulturphysik 101: 2016/03 +++ Angela Merkel weiht in Greifswald einen…

Manuel Brug Semperoper: 2016/17: Such’ den Thielemann!

Photograph: Samuel Westergren / Wired

Photograph: Samuel Westergren / Wired