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In today’s news: How music influences our body chemistry, and the Cumnock Tryst programme 2017 is announced. Roy Budd’s original version of the Phantom of the Opera. Marina Khorkova receives Berlin-Rheinsberg compositions award, and Axel Kober takes over the Duisburg Philharmonics. The last concert of Julian Wachner at the Washington Chorus.

The Telegraph

Forget Lloyd Webber: Roy Budd’s original Phantom of the Opera music is finally unmasked

In the summer of 1993, Roy Budd was about to realise a long-held dream. Budd was a leading jazz pianist, as well as a revered film composer best known for his celebrated work for hit 1960s thriller Get Carter.

The Guardian

Anoushka Shankar: ‘I still get to interact with my father through the music’

From his deathbed, Ravi Shankar composed Sukanya, an opera for his beloved wife. His daughter reveals how a Hindi myth, a British orchestra, and the sitar and shennai have formed a coherent and moving whole.

The science of songs: how does music affect your body chemistry?

Classical music makes shoppers buy more. Gentle tunes can cure insomnia. How? Writer, composer and science lecturer John Powell explains.

Classical Music Magazine

Sir James MacMillan announces 2017 Cumnock Tryst programme

Sir James MacMillan has announced the programme for the fourth Cumnock Tryst, which will take place in venues across Cumnock, New Cumnock and Auchinleck and at Dumfries House between 28 September and 1 October 2017.

The Strad

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor ejected from concert hall for carrying his daughter’s violin case

Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya says the incident took place at Bass Hall on Sunday night after his daughter’s performance in the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Rheinsberger Kompositionspreis erneut für russische Komponistin

Die 1981 in Russland geborene Marina Khorkova erhält den diesjährigen Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis.

Schweizer Musikpreis 2017 für Geigerin Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Das Schweizer Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) zeichnet in diesem Jahr 15 Künstler mit dem Schweizer Musikpreis (Grand Prix Musik) aus.

Klassik heute

Axel Kober übernimmt Leitung der Duisburger Philharmoniker

Im Zeichen des Neubeginns steht die Konzertsaison 2017/18 bei den Duisburger Philharmonikern.

The Washington Post

Julian Wachner leads his last concert as music director of Washington Chorus

On Sunday, nearly 10 years later, he led his valedictory performance as the chorus’s music director.


Macron’s Love of Classical and Commitment to Culture

Emmanuel Macron is a lover of classical music and, perhaps more importantly, of the preservation of culture.

The Stanford Daily

Who said classical music was boring?

Recent worldwide hits come from pop, rock, hip-hop, electronic — anything, it seems, but classical. What stereotypes does classical music hold? Is it beautiful, euphonious, relaxing?


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Rezension: “Norma” Eine ganz auf die Erregungszustände der Heldin konzentrierte Aufführung

The Guardian: Photograph: Simon Frazer/SPL/Getty Images

(Written on May 17, 2017 )

The Telegraph

Gerald Barry talks about his new opera The Importance of Being Ernest

Gerald Barry, composer, sees a kindred spirit in the great playwright Oscar Wilde.

The Guardian

English National Opera’s new season includes controversial Disney story

Fictionalised account of animator’s life, one of nine new productions to be staged by the company, will present a ‘nightmarish’ version of Walt Disney.

Welcome to our new contemporary music guide

Tom Service introduces his new series on contemporary classical music, and explains how we need your help.

ENO’s new Flying Dutchman: ‘It will be a white-knuckle ride’

Director Jonathan Kent and conductor Edward Gardner walk about their first tussle with Wagner in ENO’s new production of The Flying Dutchman.

Jessica Duchen

Meet Janina Fialkowska

She has recently been awarded the 2012 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement in classical music – her native Canada’s highest artistic honour – and there’s a new CD on the way.

The Independent

Music wars: In the mood

Although it was used as a propaganda tool, music helped those enduring the horrors of the second World War.

LA Times

Christoph Konig will replace Fruhbeck for L.A. Phil dates

The L.A. Philharmonic announced that conductor Christoph König will be stepping in for a run of local concerts scheduled through this weekend in place of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

Conductor Carlo Ponti, San Bernardino Symphony part ways

After 11 years as conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony, Carlo Ponti Jr. is stepping down.

Anoushka Shankar links songs of India and Spanish flamenco

Shankar delves deeper into those sounds on her album ‘Traveller.’

Classical Music Magazine

ENO announces 2012/2013 season

The UK premiere of Philip Glass’ The Perfect American, an opera about Walt Disney, was the headline item at today’s announcement of the English National Opera’s 2012/13 season.


The Goldsmith’s Company commissions new work for historic exhibition

The Goldsmiths’ Company, one of London’s Twelve Great Livery Companies, has commissioned a new composition by Guildhall School Fellow Francisco Coll.

Clarinettist Alan Hacker dies 

The English clarinettist and conductor Alan Hacker has died; he was 73.

NY Times

The Soul of a New Ensemble: Musicians as Entrepreneurs

Introducing a new performing group: The Declassified, the latest example of young classical musicians banding together to figure out a future on their own amid a fraying and fragmenting performance world.

Financial Times

Streaming ahead

Live opera shown in the cinemas and online is opening up a closed world to new audiences.

(Written on April 25, 2012 )