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Decca marks Solti anniversary with remastered Ring in deluxe box-set

Gramophone has five to give away!

Pavel Kolesnikov wins Honens International Piano Competition

Russian pianist receives cash prize worth $100,000 and three-year artistic development programme worth $500,000

Classic FM

Former US footballer to sing with Met Opera

Keith Miller, a former American Footballer who narrowly missed out on playing in the NFL, is now due to sing with Metropolitan Opera.

London Philharmonic Orchestra play at Heathrow

Come spy with me! Passengers at Heathrow Terminal 5 were treated to a selection of the best of Bond from the London Philharmonic Orchestra this morning.

Katherine Jenkins sings national anthem at American football game

Katherine Jenkins sang the national anthem at the St. Louis Rams vs New England Patriots NFL International Series game on Sunday night.

Tom Service’s Blog, The Guardian

What are the scariest pieces of classical music?

As Halloween casts its shadow over us, what better time to delve into the darker side of classical music

Slipped Disc

Just in: Cleveland Orchestra cuts three-year pay deal

While other orchs lock out their  musicians, Cleveland has reached a quiet, reasonable, very Cleveland agreement.

Empty seats at Covent Garden to greet the Queen?

This morning, there are still some £200 and £500 seats available for tonight’s royal fund-raising gala and dinner featuring, among others, Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu and Bryn Terfel.

LA Times

Update: Hurricane Sandy forces closures for Broadway, concerts, museums

Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances.

Deceptive Cadence, NPR

Halloween Fright: Five Versions Of That Terrifying Toccata And Fugue

Many folks would call Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor the ultimate piece of scary music, thanks to any number of horror movies and pop culture moments that have used its thundering organ sounds as a kind of ghoulish shorthand.

Classic FM

(Written on October 30, 2012 )

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 )

Classic FM 

Esa-Pekka Salonen carries Olympic torch

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen swaps his baton for the Olympic torch.

Katherine Jenkins is Team GB Ambassador

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins cheers on the UK athletes.

Bach Flashmob stuns Californian plaza 

Musicians from the Carmel Bach Festival perform Bach Flashmob to the shock of crowds of shoppers.

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc

Just in: London Orchestra surrenders player control 

The London Philharmonic has appointed a new chair who is not a player.

Solti’s concertmaster is no more 

Victor Aitay dies at age 91.

BBC Music Magazine- Blog

Solti Accademia 

Helen Wallace joins students of the prestigious summer school conceived by Georg Solti.

Gramophone Blog

Filming Barenboim and the Beethoven Symphonies 

Michael Waldman gives an account of following Daniel Barenboim and the West- Eastern Divan Orchestra on their tour of China and South Korea and the performance of the Nine Beethoven Symphonies.


Winner of the inaugural Delius Composition Prize announced  

US Composer Michael Djupstrom’s piece Walimai wins Delius Composition prize.

(Written on July 26, 2012 )