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Classical music news: New opera “Il Postino” sells out; a Strad sets a record; a Vivaldi concerto is discovered; Detroit strike continues; beer goes with their Beethoven; and “objective” orchestra auditions are biased | October 30, 2010

By Jacob Stockinger

So far, reaction toward posting a week’s end roundup of classical music news continues to be favorable.

So I’ll try it a third time and see what you think.

It makes up for how traditional media are short-changing the arts – but not politics or sports, you can be sure — and especially classical music. And it is an easy read that can be done in chunks at different times.

So I hope you enjoy it.

Let me know one way or the other.

ITEM:

New Latin America opera “Il Postino” sells out — below, superstar tenor Placido Domingo in the role of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda — and sets the world abuzz in a swelling up of Latin American culture:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-postino-latino-notebook-20101019,0,1472909.story

ITEM:

A Stradivarius violin (below) sets a world record price at auction:

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/stradivari-violin-sells-for-36m-beating-auction-record

ITEM

Now in a strike that is almost a month long, is the management of the Detroit Symphony (below) taking dumb and self-destructive positions?

http://www.detnews.com/article/20101020/OPINION03/10200318/1320/OPINION0316/DSO-bosses-risk-orch

Meanwhile, Cleveland Symphony musicians join their Detroit colleagues in solidarity:

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/oct2010/dsos-o26.shtml

ITEM:

The manuscript of a long-lost Vivaldi manuscript for flute concerto (below) has been discovered in Scotland:

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/a-lost-vivaldi-manuscript-is-discovered-in-scotland

ITEM:

Should Beethoven come with a beer? A new study shows that how concerts are presented must change to attract younger audiences.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23889584-open-up-classical-music-with-a-beer-and-a-chat.do

ITEM:

Are orchestra auditions as objective as some claim? The answer might surprise you.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20101019_Questions_in_wake_of_a_tryout.html

Do you have reactions to any of these stories?

The Ear wants to hear.


Posted in Classical music

6 Comments »

  1. Please know I check your blog daily and always find it a joy to read.

    Comment by Jeri Krohn — November 1, 2010 @ 9:30 am

    • Hi Jeri,
      Thank you for telling me.
      And for taking the time to read and to reply.
      I appreciate your kind words and are motivated by them.
      Best,
      Jake

      Comment by welltemperedear — November 1, 2010 @ 9:37 am

  2. The weekend roundup is a joy. Thank you for providing contact with these sources of important and interesting news from the world of classical music. Favorite entries this week: Il Postino and orchestra auditions. Keep it all coming!

    Comment by Anne — October 30, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

    • Thanks, Anne, for the enthusiastic reply.
      I will try to keep it coming.
      Usually enough happens in a week or two to make for interesting reading.
      Glad you like the news round-up.
      Jake

      Comment by welltemperedear — October 30, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

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