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Ireland Is One Country That’s Done Well For Classical Music Online

Or so says pianist Finghin Collins, who’s also artistic director of Music for Galway and the New Ross Piano Festival. Collins: “Ireland has done extremely well in the arts, in the sense that many, many classical music organisations, and others, have pivoted very quickly into the online space. If I speak to my colleagues in France, Germany, Switzerland, continental Europe, they haven’t. … We really managed in August, September, October to get ourselves into this online space where we were able t...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Ireland, Collins, Galway, France Germany Switzerland, 01.18.21, Finghin Collins

Simon Rattle decries Brexit as he applies for German citizenship

Conductor laments impact on UK musicians’ careers and describes application as ‘absolute necessity’The conductor Simon Rattle, who announced this week that he was cutting short his tenure at Britain’s leading orchestra to return to Germany, has applied for German citizenship after Brexit.The Liverpool-born musician lamented the barriers thrown up by Britain’s departure from the European Union to the careers of young musicians who had grown used to performing freely to the continent’s music-hungr...
Tags: Europe, Music, Politics, UK, Germany, European Union, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Liverpool, Classical Music, Brexit, Simon Rattle

Brexit delays Mojo magazine as cover CDs remain stranded in EU

Mojo tells subscribers that, while the magazine is ready, ‘the CDs which are produced in the EU are not yet in the UK’The venerable cover CD, beloved of music magazine buyers for a generation, has been challenged by Brexit after Mojo was forced to postpone distribution of its next issue because of a delay in delivery.In an email to subscribers on Friday, Mojo said that while the magazine itself was printed, “the CDs which are produced in the EU, are not yet in the UK”. It is understood that the ...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK, Media, Eu, European Union, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, Culture, Magazines, Brexit, Mojo

Did Boris Lie About Post-Brexit Rules For UK Musicians Touring In Europe?

Britain’s musicians are anxious and angry about the fact that they’ll now have to get temporary work visas from every EU country they want to perform in, which will make touring the Continent difficult and expensive. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed that EU negotiators gave him no choice in this. Now sources in Brussels say that, in fact, Johnson’s team turned down an offer to let British performers tour visa-free for up to 90 days because they didn’t want to make a reciprocal deal for ...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, UK, Eu, Britain, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, 01.10.21

'The music industry kills artists': Damso, Belgium's biggest rap star

With multi-platinum No 1 albums including topics like suicide and the psychology of paedophiles, the Congolese-Belgian MC has carved his own lane with total determination‘The questions that I ask myself about death aren’t about dying, they’re about death in this life.” Damso doesn’t really do small talk. Engaging and magnetic even through a computer screen, the 28-year-old Congolese-Belgian rapper is sporting a flamboyant shirt and a considerable amount of jewellery as he ponders the nature of e...
Tags: Europe, Music, France, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Belgium, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Damso, Damso Belgium

Simon Rattle extends contract at London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor will remain in role until 2023 and then lead Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in MunichSir Simon Rattle has extended his contract at the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) until 2023, after which he will become chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich.Rattle said his reasons for accepting the Munich job were “entirely personal, enabling me to better manage the balance of my work and be close enough to home to be present for my children in a meaningful way”. Cont...
Tags: Europe, Music, London, Germany, UK News, World news, Culture, Munich, Classical Music, Opera, London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, MunichSir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra LSO, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich Rattle

The Pandemic Saw A Return Of Space To Listen To And Really Appreciate The Album

The lack of touring, time to sit with songs instead of performing them every night, and a ton of time in or near recording studios has made musicians remake, remix, rethink, and re-release albums even in the not-quite-year of the pandemic in Europe and the US. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, US, Audience, 01.08.21

Musicians hit out after report UK rejected visa-free EU travel

Anonymous source claims British government lied about failure to reach agreement over issueThe government has been called “spineless” after a report it rejected a deal with the EU that would have given musicians visa-free touring on the continent, saving acts from expensive and potentially prohibitive post-Brexit bureaucracy.The Independent reported that despite the government’s claim Brussels had rejected an “ambitious” reciprocal touring arrangement, an EU source said it was the UK that refuse...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Culture, Brussels, Thom Yorke, Brexit

After A Year Away, Boston Symphony’s Music Director Is Back

Andris Nelsons, who has been in Europe since before the pandemic started, returned to Symphony Hall to record three programs pairing Beethoven symphonies with contemporary music for the BSO’s season of streamed concerts. – The Boston Globe
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Beethoven, Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony, BSO, Symphony Hall, 01.07.21

Look further afield for good television | Brief letters

Best TV shows | The European Economic Area | ‘Bigly’ | Classical music | Renaming the Severn BridgeWhile I thoroughly enjoy your annual lists of the best TV shows (The 50 best TV shows of 2020, 22 December), I cannot help noticing that non-English speaking programmes are never included. In recent years some of the most gripping and enjoyable shows have come from Germany (Babylon Berlin and Dark, for example), Scandinavia and other European countries. Perhaps, now that we are adrift politically, ...
Tags: Europe, Television, Eu, Culture, Britain, Classical Music, Boris Johnson, Opera, Scandinavia, Donald Trump, Brexit, European Economic Area, Germany Babylon Berlin, Christina Neal Cullercoats Tyne, Alan Pavelin Chislehurst Kent Continue

Alexi Laiho, frontman of metal band Children of Bodom, dies aged 41

Guitarist and singer had ‘suffered from long-term health issues during his last years’, according to press statementAlexi Laiho, frontman with globally successful Finnish death metal band Children of Bodom, has died aged 41.His bandmates in his current group, Bodom After Midnight, announced the news, writing on social media: “It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Alexi Laiho. We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken for the sudden loss of our dear ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Metal, Culture, Pop and rock, Finland, Children Of Bodom, Bodom, Alexi Laiho, Laiho

I’ve taken up outdoor swimming. I just thought you should know | Fiona Maddocks

OK, I only started last month and I don’t know how long I’ll manage it, but for now it’s making me glowWe all eat our words. “No way” sneakily turns into “OK, maybe”, then “yes”. You vow never, ever, to wear Crocs, then you see your smart friend in a yellow pair and British Vogue has named them the It-shoe of the winter season (true) and suddenly you’re weakening. My volte face is more extreme. I’ve joined the thousands who’ve taken up outdoor swimming during lockdown. I don’t much like swimming...
Tags: Europe, Music, Fitness, European Union, Life and style, UK News, Culture, Swimming, New Year, Brexit, New Year Honours List, Crocs, Chantilly, British Vogue, Fiona Maddocks, Nanook

French police attacked while trying to stop New Year’s Eve rave

Bottles and stones thrown at officers at event in Brittany attended by 2,500 peoplePolice attempting to shut down an underground, curfew-busting New Year’s Eve party that drew at least 2,500 people in western France were attacked by ravers who torched one police vehicle and injured officers with volleys of bottles and stones.Hundreds of vehicles started converging on a hangar in Lieuron, Brittany, on Thursday night to party into the new year, the regional government said on Friday. It said polic...
Tags: Europe, Music, France, World news, Brittany, Coronavirus, Lieuron Brittany

Claude Bolling obituary

Leading figure in French jazz, as a pianist, composer and bandleader, who also wrote more than 100 film scoresClaude Bolling, the pianist, composer and bandleader, who has died aged 90, was a leading figure in French jazz from the early 1950s, who worked with many international stars, and celebrated the rich and complex history of jazz with his own particular brand of virtuosic enthusiasm.Bolling’s keyboard skills brought him widespread acclaim by his mid-teens, and he developed a jazz-piano sty...
Tags: Europe, Music, Film, France, World news, Jazz, Bolling, Duke Ellington, Claude Bolling, Earl Hines Teddy Wilson

Can a trippy VR film bring classical music to a new generation?

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel opens virtual reality film Symphony in MadridThe two huge white trailers that sit between the Royal Palace and the Royal theatre in central Madrid form an unlikely pair of portals to a universe of boundless visual and aural possibility.But step out of the December drizzle and in through their doors and you will find yourself crawling inside a violin, sitting in an orchestra before one of the most famous conductors in the world and bathed in a stream of lyserg...
Tags: Europe, Music, Technology, Spain, UK News, World news, Culture, Classical Music, Virtual Reality, Madrid, Leonard Bernstein, Royal Palace, Gustavo Dudamel, Beethoven Mahler

How Joni Mitchell’s Song of Heartbreak, “River,” Became a Christmas Classic From Elvis’ “Blue Christmas” to Tom Waits’ “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis” to the Pogues’ “Fairytale of New York,” the most honest Christmas songs freely acknowledge the holiday’s dark underbelly. There are always those for whom the holidays are times of heartbreak, which, as we know, makes for better songwriting than tinsel, elves, and stockings. Near the top of any list of miserable Christmas songs sits Joni Mitchell’s holiday c...
Tags: Google, Europe, Music, New York, Minneapolis, Washington Post, College, Nasa, Tom Waits, Ellie Goulding, Joni Mitchell, Elvis, Mitchell, Crete, Facebook Twitter, Graham Nash

DOWNLOAD MP3: Pressa Ft. D-Block Europe – Ouija Board

Download another latest track by MP3: Pressa Ft. D-Block Europe – Ouija Board Pressa Ouija Board MP3 Pressa comes through with yet another new song titled “Ouija Board” featuring D-Block Europe and is right here for your fast download. Listen & Download Pressa Ft. D-Block Europe – Ouija Board Below: DOWNLOAD MP3 The post MP3: Pressa Ft. D-Block Europe – Ouija Board appeared first on 24Naijamusic. DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE The post DOWNLOAD MP3: Pressa Ft. D-Block Europe – Ouija Board appeared...
Tags: Europe, Music, Jazz, Ouija Board, Ouija Board Pressa Ouija Board MP3 Pressa

Songs for Europe: what music did Bowie and Iggy listen to in 1970s Berlin?

A new compilation, named after one of Bowie’s local haunts Cafe Exil, offers a speculative guide to the pair’s soundtrack favouritesDavid Bowie once described his 1970s Berlin trilogy – Low, “Heroes” and Lodger – as containing “a sense of yearning for a future that we all knew would never come to pass”. It’s that same dislocating retro-futurist vibe that Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley was looking for when he created his latest compilation, Cafe Exil: New Adventures in European Music 1972-1980. Rel...
Tags: Europe, Music, Berlin, Culture, Pop and rock, David Bowie, Iggy, Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bob Stanley, Etienne

The Organist Who Bought A Nova Scotia Church So He Could Practice

“In my childhood, it was quite difficult to go practice in some churches in Europe because we always have to [get] dressed up to go to the church, ask for the key from the priest or the minister, or we have to argue with some old Catholic nuns who were responsible for the church. They always said, ‘Oh you play the organ so loud, we can’t live here’. So now I’m alone and I can play as loud as I like…. Sometimes I play in pyjamas, of course.” – CBC
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Catholic, 12.04.20

Five overlooked Beethoven gems

Beethoven wrote an enormous quantity of music: nine symphonies, some fifty sonatas, seven concertos, sixteen string quartets, more than a hundred songs… the list goes on and on. It is almost inevitable that certain of these works have been relatively neglected by performers and the listening public alike. Here are a few overlooked gems. 1. Finale of Der glorreiche Augenblick (“The Glorious Moment”), op. 136 This cantata, written to celebrate the heads of Europe who had gathered for the Congress ...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, Featured, Vienna, Beethoven, Daniel Barenboim, Ludwig van Beethoven, Chopin, Joyce DiDonato, Arts & Humanities, David Zobel, Maurizio Pollini, Hilary Davan Wetton, Augenblick, Congress of Vienna

Chopin's interest in men airbrushed from history, programme claims

Journalist says he has found overt homoeroticism in Polish composer’s lettersFrédéric Chopin’s archivists and biographers have for centuries turned a deliberate blind eye to the composer’s homoerotic letters in order to make the Polish national icon conform to conservative norms, it has been alleged.Chopin’s Men, a two-hour radio programme that aired on Swiss public broadcaster SRF’s arts channel, argues that the composer’s letters have been at times deliberately mistranslated, rumours of affair...
Tags: Europe, Music, Culture, Classical Music, Switzerland, Poland, Chopin, SRF, Frederic Chopin

'A gamechanger for musicians': app offers library of interactive sheet music

Exclusive: German startup Enote working on complex task of digitalising musical notationClassical musicians will have access to a huge library of interactive sheet music via a groundbreaking app that leading cultural figures say has the potential to revolutionise music-making.Artificial intelligence experts working with musicologists at a Berlin startup have spent years gathering hundreds of thousands of published scores and creating digital editions of each of them. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, Germany, Berlin, World news, Culture, Classical Music

Raffaella Carrà: the Italian pop star who taught Europe the joy of sex

A new jukebox musical of Carrà’s songs caps a 60-year career for a cultural icon who revolutionised Italian entertainment – and gave women agency in the bedroomAt the beginning of Explota Explota, a new Spanish-Italian jukebox musical comedy set at the tail end of the Franco dictatorship in 1970s Spain, airport employee Maria is making a delivery at a TV studio when she catches the attention of Chimo, the director of a variety show. When she tells him she’s not a dancer, he replies: “No dancer w...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Television, Sweden, Sex, Women, Spain, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, Italy, Maria, Carra, Raffaella Carra

Rafaella Carrà: the Italian pop star who taught Europe the joy of sex

A new jukebox musical of Carrà’s songs caps a 60-year career for a cultural icon who revolutionised Italian entertainment – and gave women agency in the bedroomAt the beginning of Explota Explota, a new Spanish-Italian jukebox musical comedy set at the tail end of the Franco dictatorship in 1970s Spain, airport employee Maria is making a delivery at a TV studio when she catches the attention of Chimo, the director of a variety show. When she tells him she’s not a dancer, he replies: “No dancer w...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Television, Sweden, Sex, Women, Spain, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, Italy, Maria, Carra, Raffaella Carra

The Five Best Players in Champions League History

We’re now three game weeks into the 2020-21 Champions League campaign, and as the group stages start to take shape, it’s becoming clearer what teams pose a real threat in this year’s competition. And, when looking at the football betting comparing the best odds, you’ll notice the same old teams leading the market – Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Liverpool and so on. As a whole host of Europe’s elite attempt to make a name for themselves this season, let’s take a look at five players who have ...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Sports, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, La Liga, Liverpool, Italy, Real Madrid, Champions League, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Moscow, Jazz

The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: Mark Morrison’s “Return Of The Mack”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and we’d like to thank everyone who donated to support this site and keep it going. To those All Access donors who pledged $1,000, I promised that I’d write a Number Ones-style column on a song of their choosing, as long as that song charted on the Billboard Hot 100. We’ll publish those once a week for the next couple of months. *** Mark Morri...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK, London, Australia, La, US, America, Atlantic, New Zealand, Miami, Leicester, Detroit, Bobby Brown, Bahamas, ESG

Dua Lipa & Angèle – “Fever”

Dua Lipa released her new album, Future Nostalgia, in March, and she followed it up with a star-studded remix album in August. Today, the English pop star has released a one-off single with the Belgian singer Angèle, who has had a nice run on the charts over in Europe since releasing … More »
Tags: Europe, Music, Dua Lipa, Angele

Meet One Of America’s Most Promising Young Black Conductors

Roderick Cox, 33, had been associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra for two years when, in 2018, he won the Georg Solti Conducting Award. He then relocated to Europe, and his career has been on the rise ever since. – The Dallas Morning News
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, America, Minnesota Orchestra, Roderick Cox, Georg Solti, 10.15.20

José Padilla, Ibiza DJ who defined chillout music, dies aged 64

Spanish DJ and producer, who became famous with the Café del Mar bar and compilation series, dies from colon cancerJosé Padilla, the Spanish DJ who helped define chillout music in the 1990s, has died aged 64 from colon cancer.An update on his Facebook page reads: “It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that José passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night here on his beloved island of Ibiza … Now he has gone and the sunset in Ibiza will never be the same without him, but the...
Tags: Europe, Music, Spain, Culture, Dance music, Clubbing, Ibiza, Jose, Jose Padilla, José Padilla Ibiza DJ

Peter Frampton talks new memoir ahead of Cameron Crowe virtual event at LA’s Book Soup

For Peter Frampton, the idea of a memoir was always on his list of things to do, but never today, not this year, that’s for the future. Frampton definitely had stories to tell just from his youth on the outskirts of London: He was friends with David Jones (soon to be known to the world as David Bowie); his teenage rock band was produced by Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones; he played in another teen band that toured with The Who. And the stories kept coming: When he was 18, he joined Steve Marrio...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, London, White House, Africa, George Harrison, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie

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