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The Guardian

Avant-garde opera director Gerard Mortier dies aged 70

Belgian former artistic director of Madrid’s Teatro Real is praised as ‘visionary and generous figure.’

The Fly music magazine closes after nearly 15 years

Free monthly magazine that was once UK’s biggest-read music title hit by ‘current market conditions’ including collapse of HMV.

BBC News

First BBC Young Musician jazz award won by saxophonist

Teenage saxophonist Alexander Bone has won the first jazz prize to be awarded as part of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition.

The Telegraph

Young musicians to ‘miss out’ after scrapping of EU download levy

Plans by the European Union to raise a levy on the sale of iPads and tablets to help young musicians benefit from downloads have been blocked by the British government.

The Japan Times

‘Deaf’ composer Samuragochi says he’s sorry for deceiving

A month after the shocking revelation by his ghostwriter, the supposedly “deaf” composer Mamoru Samuragochi apologized Friday for deceiving people. However, the 50-year-old from Hiroshima Prefecture flatly denied composer Takashi Niigaki’s claim that he is not deaf, saying he is preparing to sue Niigaki for defamation.

Classical Music Magazine

Royal Marines Corp of Drums prepares for world’s longest drum roll

The Royal Marines Corps of Drums is to make a world record attempt on the longest group drum roll, with preparations underway for six teams to undertake an ambitious 64-hour roll from 30 April.

Die Zeit

Die Oper war seine Mission

Der große belgische Intendant und Kulturermöglicher Gerard Mortier ist tot. Er starb im Alter von 70 Jahren an einem Krebsleiden.

BBC News

BBC News






(Written on March 10, 2014 )

The Huffington Post

Can Women Save Classical Music?

Changing statistics on classical music listeners


Classical Couples: Sweethearts Sharing The Stage

Happily, the arrows are still flying and the roster of musical matchups keeps growing. For this Valentine’s Day, NPR offer a few contemporary couples making beautiful music.

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

For violinist Frank Almond, ‘disorienting’ experience brings gratitude

Frank Almond reunited with his 1715 Lipinski Stradivarius, performs with pianist William Wolfram at Wilson Center for the Arts. Monday’s performance was Almond’s first with the violin since it was recovered.

Classic FM Online

HRH the Prince of Wales guests on Classic FM

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales tells of his love of classical music and, specifically, Hubert Parry.

The Guardian

We need to move beyond the cliches about ‘elitist’ opera

Why is opera routinely styled as the antithesis of everyday life? Let’s change the conversation and focus on the real thing, says Alexandra Wilson

‘Japanese Beethoven’ faces the music after admitting he is no longer deaf

Mamoru Samuragochi, who admitted paying professor to write symphonies, says he has regained some of his hearing

How video saved the opera star

Opera is waking up to the power of video. For his new production of Don Giovanni, the Royal Opera House’s Kasper Holten collaborated with a designer who turned U2 tours and the 2012 Olympics into visual spectaculars. Stuart Jeffries goes behind the screens

Limelight Magazine

Bryce Dessner: An American in Perth

All-round musician Bryce Dessner shares insight ahead of his Perth Festival classical gig.

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on February 12, 2014 )

The Guardian

Southbank Centre puts £120m redevelopment on hold

London mayor’s intervention in favour of skate park torpedoes proposal, forcing centre to look for alternative funding

How to buy your own piece of classical music – one bar at a time

An innovative approach to funding new music means that you can literally buy a bar of Charlotte Bray’s latest composition.

Classic FM Online

‘Japan’s Beethoven’ admits paying ghost composer

Deaf composer Mamoru Samuragochi has confessed to hiring someone else to write his most famous music for almost 20 years.

Music Week

Music industry video game launches as an app

A new free app which allows players to take on the role of managing an aspiring musician has been launched today.


Hartsdale composer’s Coca-Cola ad struck nerve with viewers

Hartsdale man sought to celebrate U.S. diversity

New York Daily News

Jazz saxophonist arrested for heroin dealing in connection with Philip Seymour Hoffman

Sax player Robert Vineberg, arrested in the net investigating the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, allegedly turned to peddling smack after his considerable work as a studio musician (under the name Robert Aaron) dried up.

Star Tribune

Musicians rehearse in Orchestra Hall for first time in 20 months

The Minnesota Orchestra rehearsed in Orchestra Hall for the first time in 20 months. The first concert is Friday night.

Die Welt

Gerd Albrecht – einer, der immer zur Jugend hielt

Die Hamburgische Staatsoper, die Deutsche Oper Berlin, die Tschechische Philharmonie Prag – das sind nur einige Stätten, an denen Dirigent Gerd Albrecht wirkte. Nun starb er im Alter von 78 Jahren
The Guardian

The Guardian

(Written on February 6, 2014 )