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Soloist Lukas Kmit Hits Right Note On Phone Intrusion.

Slovakian viola player Lukas Kmit reacted coolly when a mobile phone interrupted his recital at the Orthodox Synagogue in Presov, in Slovakia.


How Debussy Keys Into Japan.

In 1862 Claude Debussy was born in Paris: the biggest musical celebrations of 2012 will mark his 150th anniversary.

The Telegraph

Should Alfie Boe Be Knocking The Business That Made Him?

Rupert Christiansen is disappointed that singer Alfie Boe is showing ingratitude to his operatic roots.


From Darkness To Light: Music From A Prison Cell.

Mark-Anthony Turnage joins prisoners to create new work for the Cultural Olympiad.

The Guardian

Anthony Hopkins: ‘I’ve Never Really Been Close To Anyone’.

The actor on composing music, walking out on dictatorial film directors and why he moved to the US.

The Rest Is Noise: Southbank Festival To Celebrate Contemporary Classical Music.

London’s Southbank Centre to host year-long festival inspired by Alex Ross’s study of 20th-century classical music.

Tom Service On Death In Classical Music.

I can hear tubas. Am I about to die?



(Written on January 24, 2012 )

The Times

Mark-Anthony Turnage: A Constant Obsession.

Geoff Brown finds ‘these Turnage premiere recordings of recent works bouncing along in superb sound; superb artistry too, with pungent playing from Chamber Domaine, conducted by Thomas Kemp’.

The Independent

Anthony Hopkins: Hannibal Hits The High Notes With A Classic Performance.

The Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins has composed a collection of classical works. Many of the pieces are inspired by memories of his childhood in south Wales, he tells Jessica Duchen.

New York Times

Ringing Finally Ended, But There’s No Button To Stop Shame.

They were baying for blood in the usually polite precincts of Avery Fisher Hall after an iPhone marimba ring tone interrupted a performance of Mahler’s 9th Symphony.

LA Times

Composer Andrew Norman Joins Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Composer Andrew Norman will be joining the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra as its new composer-in-residence.

BBC News

BBC Radio 3 To Premiere Unheard Brahms Work.

A recently discovered piano work by the composer Johannes Brahms is to be given its world premiere by Radio 3.

The Guardian

Birmingham’s Symphony Hall Celebrates 21 Years.

The country’s best hall for orchestral music? No contest: Birmingham’s Symphony Hall. And it’s celebrating its 21 years in style writes Tom Service.


(Written on January 13, 2012 )