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The Observer

The best classical music of 2013: Fiona Maddocks’s choice

“Marin Alsop made history while some of her male counterparts made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. And you couldn’t move for Rings and Albert Herrings,” says Fiona Maddocks.

The Celebrity Cafe

Vienna Philharmonic orchestra strips honors from former Nazi leaders

The Vienna Philharmonic has announced that it has stripped honors bestowed upon six former Nazi officials. The move is being welcomed by many as the Philharmonic is seen as too secretive.

The Vancouver Sun

Mozart Effect a myth, say researchers

The idea that music can make a child smarter is based on one subsequently debunked study published in the journal Nature that found subjects performed better on spatial tasks after listening to music. In a new study which focuses on cognition, four-year-olds who attended visual arts classes performed comparably on vocabulary and numerical tasks to those who received musical training.

The Globe and Mail

Beyonce’s lesson? In a streaming world, marketing music takes serious creativity

The launch of Beyoncé was a pop-culture event in itself, quite apart from the actual music.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Symphony raises $1 million of $5 million emergency goal

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has received more than $1 million in donations and pledges since announcing its $5 million emergency fundraising campaign earlier this month, the organization’s president and chief executive said Friday.

Classical Music Magazine

Derry launches £900,000 legacy plans as City of Culture year comes to an end

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Derry City Council have launched a £900,000 legacy fund ‘to continue the cultural transformation of the city’ as its year as the first UK City of Culture comes to an end.

Classical Music Magazine

Classical Music Magazine

(Written on December 23, 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 )