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The Telegraph

Beecham’s noise is always a sheer pleasure to hear

For sheer pleasure, the great English conductor Sir Thomas Beecham often strikes Charles Spencer as unbeatable.

The Guardian

A guide to Arvo Pärt’s music

The deeply spiritual composer who found his own musical language with a love of every note at its heart.

London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform live at the Royal Academy

The first symphonic concert to take place in the Royal Academy of Arts’ courtyard will be live-streamed at the Guardian.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

BBC decides to keep all its orchestras and performing groups

The nervously-awaited BBC review of its orchestras and performing groups landed today and the outcome is much better than some feared.

Some eye-popping statistics from the BBC orchestras report

Try this for size: the average annual spend of a BBC orchestra is £6.1 million, compared to £9.7 million for independent orchestras funded by the Arts Council.

A Venezuelan is rising Down Under

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has just announced Diego Matheuz as its principal guest conductor, starting alongside the new music director, Andrew Davis.

Classical Music Magazine

Musicians named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list has been announced, with opera director David McVicar awarded a knighthood and CBEs going to composer Michael Berkeley and Harry Christophers.

LA Times

Bill Cosby bids a fond farewell to hosting Playboy Jazz Festival

Bill Cosby wraps up his final Playboy Jazz Festival as emcee, saying it’s time for someone with ‘a newer voice’. Attendees say they’ll miss him.


Sir Andrew Davis appointed Melbourne Symphony Orchestra chief conductor

Sir Andrew takes up the position for four years, starting in January 2013.


(Written on June 19, 2012 )

The Guardian

Music Nation – from Shetland to Suffolk

Tom Service takes a look at this weekend’s festival which spans the entire UK.

Daily Telegraph

Eurovision: why not turn to Englebert Humperdinck?

Is choosing Humperdinck to represent us at the Eurovision Song Contest an act of desperation or a stroke of genius?


The wheel of fortune turns for new opera

Jessica Duchen meets Emma Bell, star of Judith Weir’d Miss Fortune which makes it UK premiere at the Royal Opera House next week

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

First Brahms, now an ‘unknown’ Mozart piano piece turns up…

The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg is announcing the world premiere of a little piano piece.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

Girl Power.

Hooray for classical music’s most powerful women!

(Written on March 2, 2012 )