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Music could make you fitter without exercising

Listening to your favourite pieces could improve the health of your heart even without doing any exercise, according to a new study

Ealiest portrait of Mozart revelaed?

Scholars are currently analysing a portrait thought to be of the young composer, painted around 1762

The Guardian

Male conductors are better for orchestras, says Vasily Petrenko

The principal conductor of the National Youth Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic causes a stir when making the comment that orchestras “react better when they have a man in front of them”


Southbank Centre unveils fully restored Royal Festival Hall organ

The fully restored and reinstalled Royal Festival Hall organ at London’s Southbank Centre has been unveiled following a successful campaign to raise £2.3m through a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and public donations

The New York Times

Lotfi Mansouri, 84, Opera Troupe Director, Dies

Lotfi Mansouri, the Iranian-born opera director and manager who ran the San Francisco Opera and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and pioneered the use of synchronous translations in performances, died on Friday at his home in San Francisco

The Telegraph

Last Night of the Proms: ‘All that flag-waving and rousing music. I can’t wait,’ says Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop explains why she’s so excited to be the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms – despite having to wear a wrist splint

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ich führe einen blutigen Kleinkrieg

Er ist der Salzburger Intendant mit der kürzesten Amtszeit. 2012 trat er mit einem opulenten Programm an, beendet wurde Alexander Pereiras Vertrag schon vor der Spielzeit. Was bleibt?

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(Written on September 3, 2013 )

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Welsh male voice choir cover Chic’s ‘Good Times’

Chic’s classic funk hit ‘Good Times’ has been given a choral reworking by the Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir as a teaser for a forthcoming music festival

Anna Netrebko’s album is pop chart smash in Europe

Anna Netrebko’s new album, Verdi, has enjoyed no. 1 chart success in Austria, as well as placing in the pop charts in several other countries in Europe

Summer classics

What’s the best music for the summer time? Here’s a Top Ten suggested by you

The Independent

When Britten’s world was all at sea: How Billy Budd reflects the composer’s own turbulent times

A full programme of Britten’s works at the Proms culminates in a semi-staged performance of Michael Grandage’s acclaimed Glyndebourne production of the story of an outsider fighting the establishment


Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra saved by donations exceeding £70,000

Successful fundraising campaign ensures the orchestra’s 2013-14 season will go ahead

Andrew Litton named Colorado Symphony music director

The conductor has served as the orchestra’s artistic advisor since June 2012

Joyce DiDonato interviews Dame Janet Baker for her 80th birthday

Exclusive video interview available on the Gramophone Player

Obituary: Richard Angas, bass

Born April 18, 1942; died August 20, 2013

Obituary: John Amis, broadcaster and music critic

Born June 17, 1922; died August 20, 2013

Der Tagesspiegel

Das neue Klassik-Portal des Tagesspiegels

Reden ist Silber, Geigen ist Gold




(Written on August 23, 2013 )