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London Contemporary Orchestra New Greenwood Soundtrack 

The soundtrack for ‘The Master’, the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson, has been written by Jonny Greenwood and features the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Hereford Organ visits London with The King’s Consort 

The King’s Consort are transporting Hereford Cathedral’s organ to St Jude’s Church in London next month – with the help of new digital technology.

Leeds International Piano Competition Announced 

The world’s premier piano competition announces its 2012 schedule, including final conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Stop Press: Soloist has her Guarnerius seized by Customs at Frankfurt Airport 

Yuzuko Horigome’s one million Euro violin is seized by German customs.

Just in: Romney says he’ll kill arts funding 

The Republican candidate says he will eliminate funding for the National Endowment of the Arts.

Hamburg’s Bach prize goes to …. China 

Tan Dun receives 2012 prize.

Breaking: Britain’s Worst Opera is cancelled in America 

Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune, which ranks among the greatest turkeys ever to reach the stage of the Royal Opera House with its own doner kebab stall and cliches to spare, has lost its long-scheduled US premiere.

BBC News

Classical guitarist Berta Rojas brings Paraguayan music to the world 

The artist talks to the BBC about her experience of being a woman in the classical guitar world, traditionally dominated by men.

BBC Music Magazine 

Cameron Carpenter 

Elizabeth Davis talks to Cameron about JS Bach, improvising and the Albert Hall organ.

(Written on August 20, 2012 )

BBC Music Magazine

Alexander Vedernikov

The Russian conductor who dramatically left the Bolshoi Theatre in 2009 talks about Rachmaninov, Scriabin and the difference between Russian and English orchestras

A new work by Sally Beamish and Melanie Reid proves moving and thought provoking

Elizabeth Davis hears one of the compositions commissioned as part of the Cultural Olympiad

Magnificent Mahler from the Philharmonia Orchestra

Download a free track from Mahler’s Sixth Symphony


Championing the ‘backroom’ people for the Hall of Fame

Producers, A&R directors and label founders

Student wins chance to record on 300-year-old Stradivarius

ABRSM competition winner also receives masterclass with Nicola Benedetti.

NY Times 

Elizabeth Connell, Opera Singer, Dies at 65

Elizabeth Connell, a South African-born opera singer who won acclaim internationally in roles by Wagner, Strauss, Beethoven and others, died on Saturday in London.

The Telegraph

The Swan who danced herself to death

Rupert Christiansen salutes the magical Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova as a new performance honours her memory.

(Written on February 21, 2012 )