Classical Music Magazine
The Classical:NEXT conference schedule began on a tragic note. Joohoo Kim, ceo of the Lotte Hall in in Seoul, died shortly before he was due to deliver the opening address, on classical music in his country.
Avoid religious works, forget about YouTube and Facebook and think residencies rather than one-nightstands: these were among the lessons offered at a Classical:Next conference on Arts Management Tools in China.
A sharp division of opinion between major and independent labels over Spotify in particular emerged from a conference at Classical:Next on revenue from streaming.
Opera houses and concert halls have stuck to horseshoe and shoebox shapes respectively for centuries, but today’s needs are dictating new shapes, says David Staples, principal of Theatre Projects Consultants.
Award, worth €250,000, will be presented to the conductor on June 4.
The great mezzo talks about her career on the latest Gramophone Milestones Podcast.
65-CD set – plus DVD and book – draws on recordings from 20 labels
Railway stations have started playing classical music on their platforms – with the unstated aim of chasing away gangs of youths.
The Arts Desk
Wagner and Vivaldi go head to head in a festival of old and new.
Many of Scotland’s top classical musicians will be descending upon a tiny church on the banks of the River Isla for the annual Ruthven Music Festival.
(Written on June 3, 2013 )