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James Mottram International Piano Comp winners announced

Three pianists have been named as winners in the RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition after a week of heats and concerts.

Jonathan Harvey dies aged 73

British composer Jonathan Harvey has died, it has been confirmed by his publisher. He had been suffering from motor neurone disease.

Classical Music Magazine

Lancaster University suspends music degree course

Lancaster University is planning to suspend its undergraduate music course for a year, following a drop in student applications.

Slipped Disc

Australian arts bow their heads as Rupert Murdoch’s mother dies

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch died today, aged 103.

One German household in three has a musical instrument in the living room

But many sit there idle and do not get played, according to a new survey.

New York Times

Met’s Technology to Get With the Program

The Met’s technology has fallen behind European opera houses, where many of the directors bringing new productions to New York are used to computerized controls that produce precise results for increasingly spectacular shows.

BBC News

National Youth Orchestra awarded Queen’s Medal for Music

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Medal for Music at a London gala.

The Telegraph

The 19th century’s equivalent of Phantom of the Opera

It was once the biggest hit in town, but will Meyerbeer’s opera ‘Robert le Diable’ work for the Royal Opera, asks Rupert Christiansen

Evening Standard

Don’t cut the arts in schools

You have until Monday to take part in the Ebacc consultation — the exam threatens the creativity of our nation, says the Barbican’s Nicholas Kenyon

The New York Times

(Written on December 6, 2012 )

New Yorker

My Favourite Records: Alec Baldwin.

The eminent actor and New York Philharmonic announcer lists his favourite music.

Washington Post via the LA Times

La Scala Manager Says 7-Year Streak Of Balanced Budget Difficult To Hold In 2012.

La Scala general manager Stephane Lissner’s first goal when he arrived at the renowned opera house in 2005 was to balance the budget, which he did that year and every year since. This year could be different, he warned Tuesday.

The Independent

Sir Thomas Allen Is Still Fresh, Four Decades On.

Thomas Allen talks about his role as ‘Don Alfonso’ to Michael Church.

The Guardian

Jonathan Harvey: Touching The Void.

Jonathan Harvey’s music has always contained visions of the beyond. As he faces death himself, he talks to Tom Service.


Nicholas Daniel To Receive Queen’s Medal For Music.

Oboist and conductor is the seventh winner of the award.

Must We Witness Denmark’s Great Operatic Decline?

Tough Decisions Face The Royal Danish Opera But It Doesn’t Have To End In Tragedy.


The Opera Novice.

Until last year Sameer Rahim had little interest in classical music – but now he is hooked on opera. In a new column he offers a novice-eye’s view of this seemingly forbidding but truly magical art form.

New York Times

Carnegie Hall’s 2012-13 Season Includes A Latin American Festival.

An Arab-Israeli orchestra, a Latin American festival and the crowning ensemble of Venezuela’s music program aimed at helping the poor will be major presences at Carnegie Hall next season, examples of the growing urge to make classical music socially relevant.



(Written on January 27, 2012 )

The Telegraph

Jonathan Harvey: Spirits Soar In The Hands Of A Master.

For truly spiritual music, you need to turn to Jonathan Harvey, says Ivan Hewett.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

Debussy’s Bustin’ Out All Over

Jessica Duchen celebrates 150 years since the composer’s birth.

The Guardian

Tom Service: Gustav Leonhardt: Precision, Coolness, Brilliance – And Alfa Romeos.

Gustav Leonhardt was the most austere of the fathers of the Early Music movement. But there’s more to his personality, and playing, than intellectual rigour – even if he did wear the sharpest suits of any harpsichordist, ever…

Behind The Music: What If The Culture Industry Shut Down For A Day?

Wikipedia went black in protest against anti-piracy legislation. But which would you miss more: an encyclopaedia or music?

Robin Gibb To Honour Titanic Victims In First ‘Classical’ Composition.

Titanic Requiem – which will be composed by Bee Gees singer and son – will be played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.



(Written on January 20, 2012 )