Photo: Marco Borggreve

British conductor Robin Ticciati, Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO), has been appointed honorary professor of conducting in the vocal department at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, starting with the 2020/21 winter semester. The School will present him with the certificate of this honorary professorship during the premiere of William Walton’s one-act opera ‘The Bear’ on 3 March 2021, a joint project with the DSO. Read More →

Beethoven-Skulptur von Ottmar Hörl

In memory of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th baptismal day, an ecumenical service will be held at his historic baptismal font. The baptismal font is in the St. Remigius Church. Read More →

Maggy Nagel
(c) Service Information et Presse / Yves Kortum

Die Luxemburger Komponisten sind wütend. Im Luxemburger Pavillon in Dubai wird keine luxemburgische, sondern deutsche Musik gespielt. Verantwortlich für dieses Desaster ist die Präsidentin der Ausstellungskomitees, die 2015 wegen Inkompetenz zurückgetretene Kulturministerin Maggy Nagel. Sie braucht Nachhilfeunterricht in Sachen Luxemburger Komponisten. Read More →

Aus dem Münchner Kulturzentrum Der Schwere Reiter kommt am 19. Dezember eine kostenlose Live-Performance-Streaming « The Ninth Wave – Ode To Nature ». Angekündigt wird die Veranstaltung als « Tauffest von Ludwig van mit Geräuschkunst, Live-Musik, Performance und Film über die Schönheit der Natur und die Tragödie des Menschen ». Read More →

Maggy Nagel
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Last week, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra was busy recording music for the Luxembourg cultural programme for the Grand-Duchy’s pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai (Pizzicato News). Now, Luxembourg’s Federation of authors and composers FLAC revealed that these compositions have been commissioned from three German composers. In a press release, the Federation « deplores this new intolerable affront against Luxembourg’s composers who, once again, have not been taken into consideration. Read More →

Arthur Arnold

After releasing Russian composer Alexander Mosolov’s Harp Concerto and his Fifth Symphony in world premiere recordings on Naxos (Pizzicato review) Dutch conductor Arthur Arnold, Music Director of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, discovered the manuscripts of Mosolov’s 3rd and 4th symphonies in the Russian State Library and is preparing them for performance with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and for recording on Naxos. Read More →

Paolo Carignani

The Royal Danish Opera has announced that Italian conductor Paolo Carignani, 59, will be the new Principal Guest Conductor, starting in 2021. The contract will last for three years. Carignani is the successor of the late Alexander Vedernikov who died on 29 October from COVID-19. Read More →

Ludwig van Beethoven, 1819, von Joseph Karl Stieler

Today is Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday. The composer was born in Bonn, Germany, presumably on 16 December 1770 and baptized a day later at the Remigius Church, as shown by the baptismal register. Since the planned festivities were messed up by the corona pandemic, the Beethoven Jubiläums GmbH, which coordinates the programme, is therefore planning two major television and streaming projects on December 16th and 17th, 2020. Read More →

Zur Bekämpfung der Corona‐Pandemie durch Impfung hat die Stadt Stuttgart zwei zentrale Impfzentren nahezu fertig ausgebaut. Ein Impfzentrum befindet sich im größten Konzertsaal der Stadt, der sogenannten Liederhalle – betrieben vom Klinikum Stuttgart – und eines im Robert‐Bosch‐Krankenhaus (RBK). Die Liederhalle biete ideale Voraussetzungen für ein Impfzentrum. Lage und Infrastruktur seien optimal, heißt es von offizieller Seite.  Aktuell werden dort schon Testläufe mit dem Influenza‐Impfstoff gemacht. Read More →

Polish bass Leonard Andrzej Mróz died in Warsaw last Sunday, 13. December, Polish media say. He was 73 years old. Read More →

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