5th January: Noseda to Washington, Lupu tops Honours list & IMSLP paid membership

Tuesday 5th January 2016

Classical News

In today’s news, Welsh National Opera wins two categories in this year’s What’s on Stage opera poll, Radu Lupo tops the New Year Honours list and the IMSLP music library introduces paid membership. Also, violinist Mathilde Milwidsky has been shortlisted for the Menuhin Competition having learned to play on a borrowed violin and Gianandrea Noseda has been named the new Music Director of Washington DC’s National Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music Magazine

WNO’s I puritani dominates What’s on Stage opera poll

Welsh National Opera won two categories in this year’s What’s on Stage opera poll

BBC Music Magazine

Radu Lupu tops New Year Honours list

Romanian-born pianist is awarded the CBE

The Strad

IMSLP music library introduces paid membership

The new membership scheme is not mandatory and musicians may continue to use the sheet music downloading service for free


Noseda goes to Washington DC

Known in the UK, and to record collectors, for his work with the BBC Philharmonic, he heads the NSO

The Guardian

Violinist who borrowed instrument is shortlisted for top music prize

Mathilde Milwidsky, 21, selected for Menuhin competition, having learned to play on a violin loaned by benefactor


Alexander Gretschaninow 60. Todestag

Der russische Komponist Alexander Gretschaninow wurde am 25. Otkober 1864 als Sohn eines Kaufmanns in Moskau geboren

Der Tagesspiegel

Auf schwankenden Planken

Die Opéra de Lyon ist Frankreichs spannendstes Musiktheater – denn auf Jean Nouvels radikale Architektur reagiert das Haus auch künstlerisch


Spielstätte der Salzburger Festspiele informiert über Karl Böhms NS-Vergangenheit

Der Karl-Böhm-Saal, eine Spielstätte der Salzburger Festspiele, soll nach österreichischen Medienberichten mit einer Hinweistafel ausgestattet werden, mit der über die Nähe des Dirigenten zum Nationalsozialismus informiert wird

New York Times

Gianandrea Noseda to Lead National Symphony Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda, an Italian conductor whose international career has recently taken off, has accepted his first major post with an American orchestra

Washington Post

Gilbert Kaplan, millionaire businessman and self-taught maestro of Mahler, dies at 74

Gilbert E. Kaplan, who amassed a fortune on Wall Street that enabled him to fulfill his fantasy of becoming an orchestral conductor, confining himself to a single work, Mahler’s Second Symphony, but stunning a skeptical musical world with his command of the daunting score, died Jan. 1 in New York City


MonteverdiChoir&Orch@mco_london  We’re all #backtowork @mco_london and looking forward to rehearsals for our first tour of 2016 starting next week

The New Yorker@NewYorker  Can a singing contest make life better for the migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates? http://nyer.cm/WzbMSG0

British Council Arts@BritishArts Five famous Shakespearean phrases explained: http://bit.ly/1Z2KTla  #ShakespeareLives

Pianist Radu Lupu CBE/ BBC Music Magazine

Pianist Radu Lupu CBE/ BBC Music Magazine