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In today’s news, Cadogan Hall will host a benefit concert for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the NYOS prepare for top collaborations on summer tour, and is sight reading damaging the UK classical music scene? Prison outreach opera and Chancellor Merkel learns a lesson in high fashion at Bayreuth.

The Scotsman

The Scottish National Youth Orchestra’s growing ambition

Youth orchestra broadens its horizons with a dynamic list of soloists for summer tour

Cadogan Hall to host Grenfell Tower benefit concert

Radio 3’s Petroc Trelawny will present the event, which will take place at 6pm on 17 September 

Is sight reading damaging our music scene?

British talent for sight-reading doing our music scene more harm than good, argues Benjamin Goodson

Die Welt

So treibt Bayreuth sich die Gespenster aus

Die „Meistersinger“ gelingen, Horst Seehofer sonnt sich im Premierenglanz, und sogar die Haussanierung liegt im Plan. So gut wie heute ging es dem Familienunternehmen Wagner lange nicht

Die Zeit

Trommelfell lässt Filterblase platzen

Wer meint, das Digitale führe zur Vereinheitlichung aller Vorlieben, benutzt das Internet falsch. Auf Spotify erforscht unser Autor unendliche Weiten und Wege der Musik

Kosten für die Sanierung der Oper Köln mittlerweile mehr als verdoppelt

Kölner SPD will Neubau eines Opernhauses nicht ausschließen

The New York Times

Opera in Attica: Arias at a Maximum-Security Prison

For the third summer in a row, artists from the Glimmerglass Festivalhad left their bucolic home in Cooperstown, N.Y., to perform for inmates and guards in an auditorium that doubles as a chapel and a steel-tabled mess hall

El Mundo

Merkel, Valentino y Boris Becker: cómo cumplir con la etiqueta en los festivales pese al calor

Los grandes templos de la música clásica deben recordar a los asistentes que no pueden ir de cualquier manera. El placer tiene precio


@ClassicalDiary ‘Meena, age 9, and Monique reviewed the first ever relaxed Prom @bbcproms and gave it 5 stars!’

@M_magazine ‘Half of nominees for @MercuryPrize supported by @PRSFoundation

Credit: Marco Borggreve

(Written on July 31, 2017 )


Washington National Opera promotes Francesca Zambello to artistic director

Award-winning American opera director to begin new role in the New Year

The Guardian

John Cage meets Ant & Dec in the sitcom in my mind

Being involved in performances of Cage’s piece Indeterminacy, I’m making all kinds of bizarre connections with the avant-garde genius

Guardian Blog: Tom Service

Mercury prize shortlists: why no classical music?

If the Mercury 2012 judges want to reward fresh and dynamic new music, why has classical music disappeared from the list?

The Telegraph

Go out for dinner, or make musical history? The choice is yours

Buying a share in a new, yet-to-be-revealed work of art gives the thrill of knowing we’ve helped to bring something into being, without the burden of bearing the full cost, writes Ivan Hewett.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Anne-Sophie Mutter kicks back fee to composers’ fund

The German violinist, playing in Norrkoping this weekend, has announced that she and the British conductor, Michael Francis, will donate their fees to a fund that will support young Swedish composers to write music for the orchestra

Classic FM

Vanessa-Mae Is Back Where She Belongs

She’s been off the scene for a while but Vanessa-Mae’s back with her most exciting disc to date.

Federico Colli wins Leeds International Piano Competition

The Leeds International Piano Competition winner has been announced as 24-year-old Federico Colli.

Classical music stops dogs barking, research shows

Classical music helps dogs spend more time sleeping and less time barking when they’re housed in kennels or temporary accommodation, new research claims.

The New York Times

Shocker Cools Into a ‘Rite’ of Passage

“THE RITE OF SPRING,” or “Le Sacre du Printemps,” Igor Stravinsky’s historic shocker, a ballet that shows and celebrates a remorseless human sacrifice, will be 100 years old next May. The bandwagon of centennial commemorations is getting an early start on Thursday with the New York Philharmonic.

Classic FM

(Written on September 17, 2012 )