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Welsh male voice choir cover Chic’s ‘Good Times’

Chic’s classic funk hit ‘Good Times’ has been given a choral reworking by the Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir as a teaser for a forthcoming music festival

Anna Netrebko’s album is pop chart smash in Europe

Anna Netrebko’s new album, Verdi, has enjoyed no. 1 chart success in Austria, as well as placing in the pop charts in several other countries in Europe

Summer classics

What’s the best music for the summer time? Here’s a Top Ten suggested by you

The Independent

When Britten’s world was all at sea: How Billy Budd reflects the composer’s own turbulent times

A full programme of Britten’s works at the Proms culminates in a semi-staged performance of Michael Grandage’s acclaimed Glyndebourne production of the story of an outsider fighting the establishment

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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra saved by donations exceeding £70,000

Successful fundraising campaign ensures the orchestra’s 2013-14 season will go ahead

Andrew Litton named Colorado Symphony music director

The conductor has served as the orchestra’s artistic advisor since June 2012

Joyce DiDonato interviews Dame Janet Baker for her 80th birthday

Exclusive video interview available on the Gramophone Player

Obituary: Richard Angas, bass

Born April 18, 1942; died August 20, 2013

Obituary: John Amis, broadcaster and music critic

Born June 17, 1922; died August 20, 2013

Der Tagesspiegel

Das neue Klassik-Portal des Tagesspiegels

Reden ist Silber, Geigen ist Gold

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(Written on August 23, 2013 )

The Guardian

Claude Debussy: Google orchestrates a doodled Clair de lune

To mark 151st anniversary of French composer’s birth, an animation is set to Clair de lune, one of his best-known pieces

Media Week

YouTube signs UK licensing deal with PRS for Music

YouTube has signed a new licensing deal with PRS for Music, the body responsible for collecting royalties for UK performers

Classic FM Online

Berlin Philharmonic to release 100-year-old recording as digital single

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is to celebrate the centenary of its relationship with the Deutsche Grammophon label by releasing an epic 50CD set called The Centenary Edition

The Independent

When Britten’s world was all at sea: How Billy Budd reflects the composer’s own turbulent times

A full programme of Britten’s works at the Proms culminates in a semi-staged performance of Michael Grandage’s acclaimed Glyndebourne production of the story of an outsider fighting the establishment

Star Tribune

Opera singer collapses and dies in rehearsal

Veteran bass Richard Angas, made famous as Jonathan Miller’s Mikado, has passed away at 71

Minnesota Orchestra recording sessions cancelled

Planned September recording dates scratched due to ongoing labor dispute

Slate

How ashamed should you feel about using Spotify?

Music-streaming services really don’t exploit performers. Songwriters, though—that’s another story

Crosscut

The ‘Ring’ is the thing: Seattle Opera and the future of an arts institution

With Wagner, Seattle made it to the world cultural stage. But how does the company build on the legacy?

Die Zeit

Mit Rüsch und Fliege

In der Oper herrscht noch der hohe Ton

Googe doodle – Debussy

The Guardian

(Written on August 22, 2013 )

The Telegraph

BBC Proms 2012: the Proms has it all

Ivan Hewett chooses the events he’s most looking forward to at the Proms 2012 this year.

50 Shades of Grey prompts classical music piece to climb the charts

The Tallis Scholar’s recording of ‘Spem in alium’ has been climbing the charts after being featured in El James’s erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey.

NY Times

Symphony Space Plans a Series Inspired by John Cage

Symphony Space has announced that its next season of events, which begins on Sept. 24, will includes a new series, John Cage’s “How to Get Started”.

Calvin Marsh, Baritone and Met Stalwart, Dies at 91

Calvin Marsh, a lyric baritone who sang more than 900 performances with the Metropolitan Opera before forsaking the stage for a life in religious music, died on June 18 in Dallas. He was 91.

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Paavo Järvi appointed NHK Symphony chief conductor

Plus Kryzsztof Urbański named principal guest conductor of Tokyo Symphony.

Jessica Duchen

Le nozze di Chico?

It’s perhaps one of the strengths of Glyndebourne’s much-vaunted new production of Le nozze di Figaro, directed by Michael Grandage, that through a series of apparently zany juxtapositions it makes clear the archetypal, timeless nature of its drama.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Gustavo Dudamel as you’ve never heard him before

The new Lebrecht Interview series opens next Monday on the BBC with the longest, deepest conversation that Gustavo Dudamel has ever offered on public media.

The Times

São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra debuts at the Proms

Plentiful tropical fruit aside, the Shostakovich had a maverick quality: the Fifth Symphony, which usually expresses everything horrendous about Stalinist Russia, sounded practically buoyant once the two grimmest movements had been excised to make an al-fresco taster programme.

(Written on July 11, 2012 )