Written on: October 19, 2015
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In today’s news: Warner Classics is about to issue a two-CD tribute to Jon Vickers, and Plácido Domingo withdraws from conducting & needs to undergo surgery. Also, Klassik Akzente celebrates 330 years of Johann Sebastian Bach this year and FAZ interviews Igor Levit

The Guardian

Classical music isn’t a secret society unless we allow it to be

It doesn’t matter if you weren’t brought up with it or don’t know how to pronounce the composers’ names – I wasn’t, I can’t, and it still lets me in

Classic FM

Rare and revealing Mozart letter fetches $217k at auction

A letter written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been sold at auction for a whopping $217,000

Classical Music Magazine

Warner Classics to issue tribute to Jon Vickers

Warner Classics is to issue a two-CD tribute to Jon Vickers, the heldentenor who died in July, which will include previously unreleased material collected by documentary maker Jon Tolansky

Evening Standard

Sergei Prokofiev ‘would have supported bringing classical music to younger audiences’

The grandson of Sergei Prokofiev today told how the composer would have been right behind a season of classical music rebooted to appeal to younger audiences

Classical Source

Plácido Domingo withdraws from conducting Met Tosca

Plácido Domingo was hospitalised on Tuesday, suffering from acute cholecystitis. The Metropolitan Opera, where he was to conduct the first-night of Tosca this evening, announced that Domingo will undergo surgery to remove his gallbladder

Klassik Akzente

330. Geburtstag – Johann Sebastian Bach lebt!

In diesem Jahr begehen wir den 330. Geburtstag von Johann Sebastian Bach, des vielleicht größten Komponisten aller Zeiten. Sein Werk lebt. Das demonstrieren jetzt vier exquisite Neu-Veröffentlichungen

FAZ

Aufstehen, fertig, das Leben geht weiter

Igor Levit ist einer der besten Pianisten der Gegenwart. Ein Gespräch über Bach, Beethoven und die Frage, ob Musik die Welt verändern soll

Pizzicato

Pianist Dmitri Teterin Died, Aged 44

Russian Pianist Dmitri Teterin, born in Moscow in 1971, has died on October 18 at the age of 44. Teterin studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and also at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He won many international competitions

Classicalite

Grigory Sokolov, Norman Lebrecht Feud: Pianist Refuses Cremona Award Over Slipped Disc Post

In the capricious world of award ceremonies, occasionally, a winner will refuse an award for, um, “personal reasons.” Fewer still so suspiciously as reclusive Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov, who recently refused the 2015 Cremona Music Award in what appeared to be an act of spite

Swissinfo.ch

Lifetime achievement award for orchestra conductor

American conductor David Zinman has been awarded the prestigious Echo Klassik award for his achievements over two decades conducting the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. During his time the orchestra developed into one of the world’s finest

Twitter

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Johann Sebastian Bach copyright by Fred Münzmaier / DG Klassik Akzente

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