Classical Music Magazine
Boston-bound Andris Nelsons to leave CBSO in 2015 ‘with heavy heart’
Andris Nelsons is to leave the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in summer 2015 ‘with an extremely heavy heart’, having decided that his new appointment as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra would give him too little time with his family unless he quit the CBSO.
Can art and classical music meet in harmony?
A new touring performance, Graphic Scores, attempts to bridge the gap between classical music and art and get the creative juices flowing.
US orchestras are greedy and overpaid
The lock-out at the Minnesota Orchestra reveals a tale of greed, complacency – and salaries British players can only dream of says Ivan Hewett
Classic Brits: fundamentally tacky?
The Classic Brits know they have to stir a little ‘real’ classical music into the mix, to give themselves a fig-leaf of legitimacy, says Ivan Hewett.
Film composer is the big winner at Classical Brits
Hans Zimmer, whose work includes the soundtracks for Man Of Steeland The Dark Knight Rises, was named composer of the year at the Classical Brit awards on Tuesday.
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Nicola Benedetti and Hans Zimmer defend Classic BRITs
Speaking on stage at Tuesday’s award ceremony, the evening’s big winners hit back at the BRITs’ critics. In a speech that will be broadcast to over a million people on ITV1 this Sunday evening, Benedetti spoke passionately about the event bringing classical music to everyone.
The New Yorker
Woman, Gays and Classical Music
Classical musicians have traditionally shied away from making political statements and have tended to cling to the illusion of an art that floats above politics, formally pure and spiritually aloof, says Alex Ross, but times are requiring them to change.
Calgary Philharmonic co-founder and champion of the arts, Dick Matthews, dies at 93
Philanthropist Richard Matthews, who helped found the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and also made significant contributions to Calgary Opera, Honens International Piano Competition, The Mount Royal. Conservatory and the University of Calgary, passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 93.
“Der Countertenor ist eine neue Art Mann”
Philippe Jaroussky ist einer der besten Sopranisten der Welt. Jetzt wagt er sich an die Arien des Kastraten Farinelli. Überwindet er damit die Männlichkeit? Ein Interview
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(Written on October 4, 2013 )