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In today’s news: José Carreras to retire after half a century in the industry, violinist Gidon Kremer receives Federal Cross of Merit, and Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková has died. Behind the scenes at the ENO, myths about music streaming and new theme for Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’.

The Guardian

Radiohead and Hans Zimmer collaborate on new ‘Blue Planet’ theme

The band and the composer have released the track, which is a reworking of Radiohead’s Bloom and will be the theme to the forthcoming nature series.

Kwame Kwei-Armah named new Artistic Director of the Young Vic

Award-winning British playwright, who is currently director of Baltimore’s Center Stage, will take over role next year

Music Business Worldwide

3 myths about streaming, and 3 truths about the music industry today

How much of it is worth listening to – and how much is complete hogwash?

The Telegraph

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball to duet with West Side Story medley

The popular classical-crossover duo will record another LP after the success of previous collaborations.

Behind the Scenes at ENO’s new production of ‘Aida’

Exclusive pictures offer a backstage look at Verdi’s tale of love and betrayal in ancient Egypt.


Conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce charged with moral harassment

Conductor Jean-Yves Ossocne, the former director of the Opera in Tours, France, has been charged with moral harassment, La Nouvelle République reports.

Kultur Radio

Tenor José Carreras beendet Sängerkarriere

Der Tenor José Carreras wird seine Sängerkarriere beenden. Das gab Carreras in einem Interview mit der New York Times bekannt, wie das online-Magazin berichtet.

Bundesverdienstkreuz für Geiger Gidon Kremer

Der Geiger Gidon Kremer erhält den Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Musik Heute

Tschechische Cembalistin Zuzana Růžičková gestorben

Die tschechische Cembalistin Zuzana Růžičková ist im Alter von 90 Jahren gestorben. Das berichtete die Agentur CTK am Mittwoch unter Berufung auf ihren Stiftungsfonds für Musiker.


@MusicMagazine: ‘We’re quite humbled and proud that Roland Rat is a subscriber to BBC Music Magazine.’

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(Written on September 28, 2017 )

 CNTV (China)

Charity in Beijing brings classical music to migrant children

A charity group in Beijing is using classical music to help children of migrant workers adjust to the rhythm of life in the big cities.

Classical Music Magazine

Sage Gateshead leadership to change

Sage Gateshead has announced two major changes to its leadership. Anthony Sargent, general director of Sage Gateshead for fifteen years will stand down in early 2015 after the venue’s tenth birthday in December. Katherine Zeserson, who has been director of learning and participation at the venue since 2002, has announced she will also be moving on in early 2015.

RSNO launches nationwide music programme for schools

Next month, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will provide the most comprehensive orchestra-led music access programme to primary and secondary schools across Scotland.


Pet Shop Boys, CBeebies and Military Wives among Proms debuts

Other highlights of this year’s BBC Proms season include the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and the return of both Daniel Barenboim and Marin Alsop, announces outgoing director Roger Wright

The Washington Post

A happy marriage between Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, 21st Century Consort 

The museum gets a concert series, and the Consort gets a fine hall and subjects to build programs around.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Maestro’s support for Putin may spark protests on great orchestra’s tour

Conductor Valery Gergiev’s close ties with Putin looks likely to spark protests yet again on the LSO’s Australian tour.

Classic FM Online

Berlin Philharmonic launches own record label

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra will be launching its own record label, Berliner Phiharmoniker Recordings, it has been announced.

Die Welt 

Kein Plattenvertrag? Lasst uns ein Label gründen!

Die Berliner Philharmoniker waren immer schon sehr eigensinnig. Nun gründen sie ihr CD-Label. Doch das ist eher eine verspätete Flucht nach vorn, weil sie keinen Plattenvertrag mehr haben


Rückkehr auf die Opernbühne: Startenor José Carreras singt wieder

Er war einer der bekanntesten Tenöre der Welt und will es nochmal wissen: José Carreras kehrt nach acht Jahren zurück auf die Opernbühne.

El Mundo

El canto del destino de Heras-Casado

El director granadino llega el próximo lunes 28 al Palau de Barcelona junto a la Freiburger Barockorchester, con la que colabora habitualmente y con la que interpretará piezas de Schumann y Brahms.


Dom Aversano:@domaversano Interesting event: Uncovering the political voice of classical music @nonclassical

Classic FM: ‏@ClassicFM Last weekend we unveiled the UK’s favourite 300 classical works for 2014 – take a look at the full chart here:

LA Chamber Orchestra:@LACOtweets How do young people enjoy classical music? Read @TIME article featuring @groupmuse‘s intimate chamber music parties:

Guardian Culture Professionals:@GdnCulturePros Arts lottery funding imbalance ‘requires urgent address’, say arts leaders #arts #culture

Classical Music Magazine

Classical Music Magazine





(Written on April 28, 2014 )


New York City Opera on the brink of bankruptcy

The company gave what may be its final performance over the weekend unless $7m in last-minute donations can be raised

Classic FM Online

Crocodile listens to Classic FM

Introducing Caesar the classical croc, who, like so many of us, enjoys nothing better than eating, playing cards, and listening to Classic FM

Plácido Domingo and José Carreras reunite to honour Pavarotti

Two of the remaining Three Tenors are joining forces at this year’s Classic BRITs to honour their late third member, Luciano Pavarotti, who will receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony

ABC News

Conductor John Hopkins, considered a giant in Australian classical music, dies age 86

Born in Britain and described as a giant in Australian classical music,  John Hopkins has died in Melbourne aged 86

Star Tribune

Minnesota Orchestra talks collapse; Carnegie Hall concerts off

Musician pay remained the main bone of contention. As rhetoric flared, Osmo Vänskä’s resignation remained uncertain

Limelight Magazine

Berlin Philharmonic leads mass orchestra strike

Orchestral musicians around Germany are replacing their instruments with picket signs in a nationwide walkout

Berliner Zeitung

“Opernhaus des Jahres”

Glitter und Glamour: Berlins Komische Oper hat sich zum kreativsten Musiktheater der Hauptstadt herausgeputzt. Sie wird von den Kritikern jetzt dafür belohnt

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on October 1, 2013 )

Classic FM Online

Classical music doesn’t improve brain function, study claims

The Mozart effect could be completely non-existent, according to a new neuro-scientific study in America

Katherine Jenkins and José Carreras head to Abu Dhabi

Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins ans Spanish tenor José Carreras are to perform together in Abu Dhabi on October 25th

Brighton Philharmonic saved from closure

The Brighton Philharmonic has been saved from closure thanks to a series of late donations before yesterday’s board meeting that was to decide the orchestra’s fate

90-year-old Ethiopian nun is classical composer

The compositions of Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù who was in near seclusion for nearly 30 years have been discovered by an Israeli pianist, who describes them as a “strange combination of classical, Ethiopian and blues”

National Children’s Orchestra in Tim Lihoreau’s Wednesday Web Chat

What’s it like playing in one of the world’s best children’s orchestras? We’ll be talking to former percussionist Benjamin Glassberg and Sarah Derbyshire in our Wednesday Web Chat from 9am on 21 August


2014 Gilmore Young Artist Award winners announced

Andrew Hsu and Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner receive the biennial award for promising American pianists

Classical Music Magazine

Last-ditch £70,000 fundraising effort hailed as success for Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

A campaign to raise £70,000 in less than two weeks in order to save the freelance Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra has claimed success, after garnering pledges of £72,200

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Jeder giert nach seinem Gut

Abschluss der vielleicht kürzesten Ring-Inszenierung zu Wagners 200. Geburtstag. Der Schauspieler Stefan Kaminski erklärt Wagners Ring in vier Videos: „.Rheingold“, „Walküre“, „Siegfried“ und „Götterdämmerung“


Classic FM Online

(Written on August 21, 2013 )