Recording of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Young Artist of the Year, Label of the Year and Artist of the Year winners are discussed on the Gramophone website.
Who says classical music must be enjoyed in silence? Despite a summer of mobiles, coughs and even a misfiring hearing aid, Kate Molleson refuses to join the tutters.
Belgian Gerard Mortier sparks controversy by saying that no one from Spain is capable of running opera house.
Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra on Tuesday said they had given management a counterproposal on a new contract. Management dismissed proposal as a “vague framework” that does not “constitute an official counterproposal.”
BBC decision to axe Radio 2 show Big Band Special is a crass mistake, says Martin Chilton.
The northern Italian town where Antonio Stradivari and other master violin-makers worked will open a new museum celebrating the instrument.
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Countertenor Iestyn Davies was a late draft onto the bill for 7 September’s Last Night of the Proms after BBC producers were told they would not be able to use a treble soloist because the performance was to be broadcast live after 7pm. Davies was called in, announced to the public on the day before the event, and only rehearsed with Alsop and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on the day of the concert itself.
New director Matthias Naske says there has been no increase in public subsidy for 16 years and he can’t see how to make ends meet.
Künstler zwischen Konzert und Konzern
Der Tourveranstalter Berthold Seliger kritisiert die Großen der Musikbranche gern. Sein neues Buch zeigt umfassend, wie auf Kosten der Kreativen Geschäfte gemacht werden.