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The Telegraph

Keep Radio 3 distinct from Classic FM, BBC watchdog says

BBC Trust report says Radio 3 must make sure it is distinct from its rival Classic FM, after move to make it “accessible”


Classical composers – and the pop stars who channel their moves

For Liszt, read Jimi Hendrix … for Wagner, Kanye West? Canadian MC and songwriter Chilly Gonzales – who learned his craft through classical piano – reflects on the crossover between the pop and orchestral worlds

Classic FM

2015 Edinburgh International Festival programme announced

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianists Lang Lang and Yuja Wang are among the classical performers heading to Edinburgh this summer.


Music and the mob

The shady underworld of the New York mafia is the subject of a new ‘choral jazz drama’ to be premiered by the Crouch End Festival Chorus plus jazz singers and ensemble in April.

The Strad

Jacqueline du Pré performs Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto no.1

Rare footage of British cellist Jacqueline du Pré performing Saint-Saëns’s First Cello Concerto.

Der Tagesspiegel

Komische Oper stellt Jahresprogramm 2015/16 vor

Vielfalt und Verve

Einseitige Kritik an vorgelegtem Businessplan statt ausgewogener Diskussion

Grüne machen Stimmung gegen Bonner Beethoven-Festspielhaus


A (Female) Bach Scholar takes down the Anna-Magdalena-wrote-the-cello-suites theory for good

„I offer this analysis in the hope that it might help clarify some of the confusions and defuse some of the widely-felt frustrations.”

El país

Daniel Barenboim y Zubin Mehta quieren salvar Ibermúsica

La voz de alarma lanzada por Alfonso Aijón para salvar Ibermúsica, el ciclo sinfónico que dirige desde hace 45 años, ha causado efecto en el mundo de los intérpretes y creadores al más alto nivel.


Sinfini Music@SinfiniMusic: Chopin. If you don’t know where to start, start here. …

Classic FM @ClassicFM: The celestial event of the century is now a classical quiz! Play it here:  #SolarEclipse

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_: Departing @NYPhil music director Alan Gilbert to give RPS lecture: ‘Orchestras in the 21st Century; A New Paradigm’


Chilly Gonzales and the Kaiser Quartett. Photograph: Alexandre Isard/PR

(Written on March 20, 2015 )

Classic FM

Exclusive featurette from Dustin Hoffman’s new movie ‘Quartet’

To celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, Classic FM brings you the first look at a featurette from the new film directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Dame Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and Tom Courtenay.

Simon Callow to host new wine show on Classic FM, Tasting Notes

Actor and writer Simon Callow is to host a new wine-based show on Classic FM, called Tasting Notes.

Charity fun run aims to Beat Beethoven

The Beat Beethoven Fun Run will challenge participants to run a certain distance in the time it takes to play Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.


Jonathan Nott named Tokyo Symphony music director

Three-year tenure begins in September 2014

ABC (found on Musical Chairs)

Beach opera mooted for Gold Coast

Opera Australia says it is looking at staging a performance on a beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast featuring a stage made of sand.

Belfast Telegraph

Classical CD for each newborn Scot

Every newborn baby in Scotland is to receive a specially-compiled classical CD to inspire a love of music.

Slipped Disc

How Georg Solti made a choirmaster out of me

The Crouch End Festival Chorus, founded by David Temple, has become known as one of the top UK amateur choirs, a fixture at the BBC Proms and in the London concert halls.

Kurt Masur: ‘I have Parkinson’s. It won’t change my life.’

The doyen of German conductors, 85 and beating strong, suffered a setback earlier this year when he fell off a podium in Paris, breaking a shoulder.

Deceptive Cadence, NPR

During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future

It’s been a tumultuous time for American orchestras. Labor disputes have shut down the Minnesota Orchestra and Indianapolis Symphony, and strikes and lockouts have affected orchestras in Chicago, Atlanta and Louisville in the past year.

Classic FM

(Written on October 11, 2012 )