In today’s news, “Titanic”-composer James Horner dies in plane crash, pianist Sara Solovich tackles stage fright and CBSO announces new assistant conductor. Also, Die Welt reports on Kirill Petrenko who will succeed Sir Simon Rattle in 2018, Der Tagesspiegel states that Petrenko is ready for his international career and ballet and opera affected as Sydney Opera House closes for maintenance in 2017.
The Hollywood composer who wrote the score for the Oscar-winning film Titanic has died in a plane crash in California aged 61
Schuller must be remembered for making the jazz and classical music worlds work in tandem, says Ivan Hewett
She could perform Bach at age 10, but stopped playing as a teenager due to paralysing stage fright. In her fifties, Sara Solovich decided to attempt a solo concert. Could she do it?
The conductor was appointed to one of classical music’s top jobs after the orchestra voted by a large majority for the Russian-born musician
Mr Chauhan will lead city’s orchestra for 2015/16 season after recently stepping in at short notice to cover Andris Nelsons
Für mehr als 100 Filme komponierte er den Soundtrack, darunter “Braveheart” und “Avatar”: Nun starb James Horner, als sein Kleinflugzeug in Kalifornien abstürzte.
Kirill Petrenko wird die Berliner hart rannehmen
Der scheue Kirill Petrenko wird der siebte Chefdirigent der Berliner Philharmoniker. Das ist gut so. Er ist eine der größten Begabungen überhaupt. Er wird das Image des Orchesters verändern.
Kirill Petrenko: Reif für die Weltkarriere
Die Berliner Philharmoniker haben sich entschieden: Sie wollen mit Kirill Petrenko in die Zukunft schreiten. Er wird ihr neuer Chefdirigent. Das verspricht viel.
The New York Times
When the Berlin Philharmonic announced on Monday that its next chief conductor would be Kirill Petrenko, the Russian-born music director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the organization was awarding one of the most prestigious posts in classical music to a widely respected artist who has largely shunned the spotlight courted by some of his peers.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Ballet and opera affected as Sydney Opera House closes for maintenance in 2017
The Sydney Opera House will be partially closed in 2017, forcing the Australian Ballet and Opera Australia to move performances to another theatre.
Gunter Schuller dies. Photo: The Telegraph