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Marin Alsop: ‘We need to get beyond stereotypes and just accept each other’

Marin Alsop: ‘We need to get beyond stereotypes and just accept each other’ | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

The conductor on Hillary Clinton, Leonard Bernstein, playing in jazz clubs – and preparing for her second Last Night of the Proms .


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Conductor Simone Young: still the odd one out

Conductor Simone Young: still the odd one out | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Australian conductor Simone Young is still the odd one out after a decade of directing a 700-strong musical company in Hamburg.

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Sarah Willis: Why the Berlin Philharmonic chose Kirill Petrenko | DW.COM | 26.06.2015

Sarah Willis: Why the Berlin Philharmonic chose Kirill Petrenko | DW.COM | 26.06.2015 | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
In a secret election, the members of the Berlin Philharmonic elected Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko to lead them when Sir Simon Rattle ends his contract in 2018. Sarah Willis, star horn player and presenter of DW's "Sarah's Music," explains what makes Kirill the right choice, and why she's looking Forward to working with him.

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Malkki at helm of Finnish orchestra cracks glass ceiling

Malkki at helm of Finnish orchestra cracks glass ceiling | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

Orchestra conductor Susanna Malkki is used to being asked what it is like working in a male-dominated world."Maybe one day we will have reached a point where we won't have to discuss the gender issue at all," she said with a smile.

 


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A tale of two resignations: conductors Franz Welser-Möst and Han-Na Chang

A tale of two resignations: conductors Franz Welser-Möst and Han-Na Chang | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Over the weekend, both Franz Welser-Möst and Han-Na Chang, both coincidentally performing at the Proms on Sunday, resigned their conducting posts. What’s surprising in Welser-Möst’s case is how long he lasted

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Xian Zhang, conductor: A Woman to Settle All Scores

Xian Zhang, conductor: A Woman to Settle All Scores | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

"The woman who wants to do this must be a lot better than the males doing the same kind of job, really to be very, very good, to be able to compete and survive. In a way, that’s really not fair. We’re doing the same thing, but we must give more and be better prepared to be accepted. That makes it harder, more intimidating, and there are already very few women who are doing this."


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Today's top orchestra and conductor? The critics have spoken; here's my list

Today's top orchestra and conductor? The critics have spoken; here's my list | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it

Classical music database Bachtrack asked critics to name the greatest orchestras and conductors. Who would make your 10 best?


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Alan Curtis (1934-2015) | Classical-Music.com

Alan Curtis (1934-2015) | Classical-Music.com | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Alan Curtis, the harpsichordist who helped revive Baroque music in Italy, has died at his home in Florence. He made a great impact on his generation as a harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor of Baroque opera. Curtis was born in Mason, Michigan and received his PhD from the University of Illinois.

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Das Duell der Jugend im Kampf um die Rattle-Nachfolge

Das Duell der Jugend im Kampf um die Rattle-Nachfolge | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
Bei den Philharmonikern zeichnen sich zwei Kandidaten für die Nachfolge von Sir Simon Rattle ab: Kirill Petrenko und Andris Nelson. Der neue Chefdirigent muss planbar, verfügbar, umgänglich sein.

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Becoming Andris Nelsons: A Young Maestro’s Journey To Boston (Interview)

Becoming Andris Nelsons: A Young Maestro’s Journey To Boston (Interview) | Classical and digital music news | Scoop.it
He was hired more than a year ago, but tomorrow night conductor Andris Nelsons leads his first concert as the BSO's music director. The 35-year-old's arrival marks a new era for the BSO, and his age is attracting a lot of attention.

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New Assistant Conductor for LA Philharmonic

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Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla, 28, from Lithuania, has been named Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a two-year term. She is a former Dudamel Fellow and a winner of the Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award. She is already set to conduct the orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl on Aug. 7, in a program of Brahms and Mahler, and at Walt Disney Concert Hall next March in a program to be determined.


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