21st January: Chamber Orchestras, ABO/Rhinegold awards & Stradivarius on loan

Thursday 21st January 2016

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian discusses the advantages of a chamber orchestra and ABO/Rhinegold awards announced. Also, Frank Peter Zimmermann receives a Stradivarius on loan and Kansai Jazz act sets Guinness record

Classical Music Magazine

ABO/Rhinegold awards presented to ‘backstage heroes’

The fifth annual ABO/Rhinegold awards were announced on 20 January at Birmingham’s Town Hall. The awards were presented at the ABO conference dinner by Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor

The Guardian

The chamber orchestra: why small is beautiful

Mozart, Brahms and Schumann all worked with, and wrote for, chamber orchestras, whose compact size is a huge advantage to composers and audiences alike. Why do we neglect them today?

The Strad

Frank Peter Zimmermann receives ‘General Dupont’, ‘Grumiaux’ Stradivarius on long-term loan

The Chinese owner of the ‘General Dupont’, ‘Grumiaux’ Stradivarius has agreed to loan the instrument to violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann for an initial period of two years

The Japan Times

Kansai jazz act Golden Senior Trio sets Guinness record as the world’s oldest

OSAKA – After more than 60 years of passion for jazz music, a Japanese jazz trio has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the band with the world’s oldest average age — 83 years

Musik heute

Plácido Domingo wird 75 – “Tenorissimo” feiert im Fußballstadion

Madrid – Ruhe gönnt er sich nicht: Plácido Domingo, der am (heutigen) Donnerstag 75 Jahre alt wird


Berliner Festival Maerzmusik macht Zeit zum Thema

Das Berliner Festival Maerzmusik setzt sich dieses Jahr erneut mit Fragen der Zeit auseinander

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Una Corda, die Neuerfindung des Klaviers?

Das Una Corda ist ein Klavier, bei dem jede Taste nur einer Saite zugeordnet ist. Entwickelt wurde es von dem Instrumentenbauer David Klavins. Auch in einer virtuellen Variante bereichert es die Klavierwelt

France Musique

Le festival d’Aix-en-Provence dévoile son programme 2016

Le festival international d’art lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence a levé le voile sur sa programmation. Pour sa 68e édition, le festival accueillera pour la première fois le cinéaste et metteur en scène Christophe Honoré


Bartlett Sher’s Opera Othello to Air on PBS

It seems that Bartlett Sher is truly everywhere going into 2016. According to the latest gossip news updates, in addition to having his successful revival of The Fiddler on the Roof PBS will soon be airing his take on Verdi’s Othello as well


Telegraph Music@TeleMusicNews  Gordon Lightfoot will play @RoyalAlbertHall in May, his first UK gigs for decades. See @MartinChilton interview http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/gordon-lightfoot-the-queen-likes-my-canadian-railroad-trilogy-so/

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1896 Death of #baritone Fritz #Arlberg #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Vulture@vulture Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Glenn Frey with a slow, dad-rock cover of “Take It Easy”: http://vult.re/1S6fpKu
c-yamazaki-guinness-jazz-a-20160121-870x565                                 Kansai Jazz act Golden Senior Trio/The Japan Times