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James Levine returns to the Metropolitan Opera podium

The Met’s music director conducts his first performance on the New York company stage since damaging his spine two years ago

Classic FM Online

Lang Lang wins International Artist of the Year Classic BRIT Award

The Classic BRIT Award for International Artist of the Year will go to Chinese pianist Lang Lang, it has been announced. Les Misérables stars Samantha Barks and Alfie Boe will also perform at the ceremony on October 2nd

Classical music “gives calming feeling” to school corridors

A South London secondary school has started playing classical music in the corridors to make a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere at busy times

Random New Yorkers conduct orchestra on street corner

A New York orchestra pitched up on a street corner and simply put a sign up saying ‘Conduct Us’, and then filmed the results

The Guardian

My vision of Beethoven’s Fidelio

You won’t recognise the words, and you certainly won’t be expecting to see a string quartet suspended in cages, but my take on Fidelio is true to Beethoven’s spirit, writes Calixto Bieito

Is jazz good for babies?

When jazz musician Michael Janisch had his first child, he put the theories to the test with a specially recorded album

Nazi gold: does a music score hold the key to buried treasure?

Dutch film-maker starts excavations in Bavarian town, believing Martin Bormann’s annotations will lead him to Hitler’s diamonds

Music Week

Wimp to offer unlimited music in Thon hotels and restaurants

Owned by the Olav Thon Group, Thon Hotels will use WiMP strategically with different music profiles in various locations, such as the Thon Hotel Opera which has a dedicated classical music profile

Classical Music Magazine

Family Arts Festival puts orchestras centre stage

The first UK-wide arts festival for families will take place 18 October-3 November with a programme covering music, theatre, dance, circus and visual arts

PR Week

Deadline extended for PRWeek ’30 under 30′ entries

The deadline has been extended to Tuesday 1 October for PRWeek’s annual search for the best young talent in the PR industry

Der Tagesspiegel

Putins Liebe zu Tschaikowsky

Am Montag sang Anna Netrebko an der Metropolitan Opera in New York in der Premiere von Tschaikowskys “Eugen Onegin”. Es gab Proteste: Weil die Oper sich nicht mit den Homosexuellen in Russland solidarisiert, die unter drastischen Strafen zu leiden haben, und weil Netrebko eine gute Freundin Putins ist



(Written on September 25, 2013 )

Classic FM Online

Pavarotti to win Lifetime Achievement Award at Classic BRIT Awards 2013

Fifty years after his first recording and TV broadcast, the legendary tenor will be honoured with a posthumous award at the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall

Alison Balsom wins Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year 2013

The public have voted, and crowned Alison Balsom the Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year 2013

The Telegraph

Bells and whistles celebrate the River Thames’s rich maritime history

On Saturday the River Thames provided the dramatic backdrop for one of the most ambitious and spectacular works of music to be staged outdoors in London – an opera using an orchestra of ships

RCM London

Felicity Smith

New Zealand mezzo soprano and RCM alumna Felicity Smith tragically died on Monday 9 September

Bach Track

The LSO opens the season with a thrilling performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto

Capitalising on their success with Verdi’s opera Rigoletto during the Aix-en-Provence Festival in the summer, the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Gianandrea Noseda chose to open the 2013/14 season last night with the same work

Music Week

New Radio Academy CEO appointed

With more than 30 years’ experience in broadcasting and having held senior management positions at various major radio stations, Paul Robinson has been appointed CEO at the Radio Academy

Der Tagesspiegel

Matthias Lilienthal wird neuer Intendant

Eine schlechte Nachricht für Berlin, eine gute für München: Matthias Lilienthal, der zehn Jahre mit großem Erfolg das Hebbel am Ufer leitete, löst Johann Simons als Chef der Münchner Kammerspiele ab

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on September 17, 2013 )

The Guardian

Last Night of the Proms – review

Of all Last Nights in recent memory, this was the most enjoyable, the least hysterical and the most warm-hearted, says Fiona Maddocks.

BBC Music Magazine

Claudio Abbado made Senator for Life

Conductor Claudio Abbado has been made a senator for life in Italy, the country’s president announced last week.

Researchers develop prosthetic musical instruments

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal have designed and produced the first prosthetic digital instruments for music and dance. Made to be worn by performers, the musical instruments contain sensors that respond to touch, movement and orientation to produce sound.


Classical music: where sex sells

Emmet Livingstone argues that classical musicians are growing ever younger and more attractive.

The Telegraph

Classic Brit Awards 2013: Franciscan friar, Prince of Wales’ former harpist and Proms favourites compete

Interesting line up for this years Classical Brit awards, including Friar Alessandro, the first monk to ever sign a record deal.

Admit it, you like same music as your parents, study says

The study published in Psychological Science says songs popular in our early 20s seem to have the greatest lasting impact but music of our parents’ younger days also evokes vivid memories.

The Independent

Funding crisis could close New York City Opera

The New York City Opera says it may have to cancel the rest of its season if it can’t raise $7m (£4.5m) by the end of this month.


Michael Garvey named director of BBC National Orchestra of Wales

The current chief executive of the Academy of Ancient Music takes up the role in December

Der Tagesspiegel

Orchester auf Reisen

Tourneen von Orchestern sind für alle Beteiligten eine Herausforderung. Wir sagen Ihnen, was alles funktionieren muss, damit die Musiker auch auf Reisen abends im Saal ihre volle Leistungsfähigkeit abrufen können.


The Guardian

The Guardian




(Written on September 10, 2013 )

Classic FM

Classic BRIT Awards 2012 winners announced

The 2012 Classic BRIT Awards winners are announced, including two awards for film composer John Williams

The Independent

Hannibal… the musical? Sir Anthony wins a Classic Brit Award for his last waltz

Actor ‘knocked out’ after sharing best album prize

The Evening Standard

The Inner-city school where classical music is the first language

An inner-city school where more than 50 languages are spoken has found a way to break down barriers — classical music.

BBC Music Magazine

Rework a Baroque masterpiece

BBC Concert Orchestra invites composers to rethink Purcell


Opera Australia CEO Adrian Collette steps down

The long-serving chief executive steered the Opera through troubled times and transitions.

Slipped Disc, Arts Journal

Breaking: Alberto Vilar is granted bail

The munificent opera donor Alberto Vilar is expected to walk free from jail in the next few days.

Deceptive Cadence, NPR

Classical Lost And Found: Neglected Symphonies By A Great Dane

Most would agree that Vagn Holmboe (1909-1996) was Denmark’s greatest symphonist after Carl Nielsen and Rued Langgaard.

All Songs Considered, NPR

Song Premiere: Beck Remixes Philip Glass With ‘NYC: 73-78’

The latest tease from this fall’s upcoming collection of remixed Philip Glass tunes comes from Beck.

Evening Standard


(Written on October 3, 2012 )

Classic FM

Eric Whitacre and Danielle de Niese to host Gramophone Awards 2012

The votes are in, the classical artists and record companies are ready to go – and two of the world’s most in-demand performers are gearing up for the glamourous award ceremony.

More acts announced for Classic BRIT Awards

The Classic BRIT Awards will feature performances from Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Russell Watson and more, it has been announced.

Glenn Gould’s classical music gesture app

The great pianist once had the idea that music would be created using gestures – and now a new app has made his dream a reality.

Trademark causes choc crisis for Mozart Balls

Sweet manufacturers in Austria will now be allowed to freely use the Mozart name to market their products after a ban on using the name has been lifted.

LA Times

Philip Glass, Cai Guo-Qiang named Praemium Imperiale laureates

Composer Philip Glass and artist Cai Guo-Qiang are among the recently announced laureates of the 2012 Praemium Imperiale awards, organized by the Japan Art Assn. The annual awards are considered one of the most prestigious cultural honors in the world.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

A fistful of dollars: how the Charles Ives House was sold

We have received the inside working of the transaction from one of the activists who worked, with great dedication and in close cooperation with the local authorities, to save the house for posterity.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music and Ballet Blog

Breaking news: Music is left out of education reform again

Legacy? What legacy? The runaway success of the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival looked set to prove to everyone that the UK’s arts scene is second to none. But that’s meaningless without the follow-up of lasting care and attention at grass-roots level – ie, in education.

Classical-music, BBC Music Magazine

Mozart’s The Magic Flute at ENO

Nicholas Hytner’s production stands the test of time

NPR, Deceptive Cadence

Trifonov’s Triumph: Tchaikovsky, Twice Over

At just 21 years old, Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, the most recent winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, is zooming into the classical music stratosphere — and with his new album he’s out to prove he’s here to stay.

Classic FM






(Written on September 19, 2012 )