The premier contemporary music group have been promised by Frankfurt Bürgermeister Olaf Cunitz, a member of the Green party that they will soon own the building they presently rent.

The purchase cost is estimated at 6.6 million Euros.

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Fast forward to London, where Arts Council England is seeking to push English National Opera out of its own home. Maybe we’re not in Europe, after all.


Ronna Ayscue is suing the Bay-Atlantic Symphony after losing the principal flute seat she held for almost 30 years.

Her beef is with conductor Jed Gaylin. She describes him as a ‘controlling, bullying, and manipulative individual who created an atmosphere within the orchestra of hostility and fear.’

‘On numerous occasions over the past years, up to and including the time on or aboutPlaintiff’s termination, Jed Gaylin would demean and ridicule Plaintiff’s musical  performances in both rehearsals and in live shows,’ her court submission states. ‘Specifically, Jed Gaylin has stated to Plaintiff and others that Plaintiff ‘plays like she is in the second grade.’’

No comment from Gaylin. Full story here.

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Maurizio Pollini, 74, has cancelled this week’s Basle recital with winter woes.

His replacement is the little-seen Dmitri Masleev, 27, winner of last summer’s Tchaik Competition.

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A bunch of six foreign opera singers on the German circuit go brainstorming in this 40-minute documentary on how to make a living in the costliest of art forms.

First online release on Slipped Disc.


Andreas Scholl has an Israeli wife, the pianist Tamar Halperin, and a deep immersion in her culture.

Now it has taken him into a creative exchange with Idan Raichel, a folk-rock performer who writes songs in Hebrew for Andreas.

Skip the mutual admiration quotes. Watch this promo clip for the music.

They have a gig next week in Berlin.

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