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The Guardian

Happy 125th birthday, Concertgebouw

Amsterdam’s world-class orchestra and concert hall celebrate their 125th anniversary this week. Tom Service explains why the hall’s famously perfect acoustics create unexpected challenges for its players.


The Guardian

RPS awards: Stockhausen’s helicopters and the Guardian’s Tom Service

Nominations for the classical music industry’s most respected annual gongs, the Royal Philharmonic Society awards, have been announced


The Telegraph

David Mitchell on his ‘bonkers’ new 3D opera Sunken Garden

The novelist David Mitchell speaks to Sameer Rahim about writing the libretto for a spectacular occult-mystery-film-opera, Sunken Garden.


Classic FM

Soprano Julia Lezhneva on her fairytale career so far 

The talented 23-year-old soprano shares the highlights of her career so far with John Brunning, and talks passionately about Baroque vocal music.



Rosenblatt Recitals founder announces new summer music festival

Branscombe Festival will run from July 26-28, 2013.


Classical Music Magazine

Richard Hallam takes up ISM presidency

The Incorporated Society of Musicians has formally announced the appointment of music education specialist Richard Hallam as its president, an appointment which will last one year. Hallam takes over from choral conductor Suzi Digby.


Plunet Hugill

The first piano in England

In 1749 an English engineer called John Grundy visited Charles Jennens’ house, Gopsall Hall in Leicestershire. In his travel diary he describes the interior, with the particularly grand music room complete with stucco ceiling and carved marble fireplace…


interior of the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

The Guardian

(Written on April 12, 2013 )

The Telegraph

Ivan Hewett’s Classic 50 No 16: Steve Reich – Electric Counterpoint, third movement

The latest in Ivan Hewett’s 50-part series on short works by the world’s greatest composers.


The Times

Opera glasses get a makeover as Sunken Garden blends in 3-D film

Real singers combine with two dimensions of film to make Sunken Garden. Its makers explain it all to Emma Pomfret.


The Independent

Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall, London

Born in Russia, but rigorously trained in Germany from early childhood: a surprisingly large number of piano stars have emerged via this route, with 26-year-old Igor Levit prominent among them.


Evening Standard

iPad city… how the Apple tablet is powering London

From barmen to doctors, Apple’s tablet is being used as a working tool rather than just another tech vice. Andrew Liddle and Susannah Butter look at how London has become powered by the pad.


Classic FM

Classical pianist covers Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’

Michael Jackson’s pop classic ‘Billie Jean’ has been given a classical piano makeover by pianist AyseDeniz Gokcin.



Share your memories of the Royal Festival Hall organ

Southbank Centre launches appeal for recollections of historic instrument in honour of its reinstallation next year.


Arts Journal

Ailing Cleveland Orchestra music director Franz Welser-Most withdraws from next week’s program at Severance Hall

Whether Welser-Most will be able to conduct in Cleveland the last two weeks of April, as scheduled, remains uncertain.
















(Written on April 4, 2013 )

Classic FM

Nicola Benedetti and Daniel Hope to headline Bristol Proms

A new series of concerts, The Bristol Proms, have been unveiled, and will feature performers including Nicola Benedetti and Daniel Hope.

Around the World In 18 Tunes – the performance

All the performance pictures from the Armonico Consort’s ‘Around The World In 18 Tunes’ concert, featuring 1,200 school children from all over the country, and Russell Watson performing ‘You Raise Me Up’.

The Guardian

Letters and secret files reveal the tormented life of Lina Prokofiev

New book on Soviet composer’s family will show how his wife was abandoned, tortured by Stalin’s police and sent to the gulag

The Telegraph

Clemency Burton-Hill: why Justin Bieber is like Mozart

Some say he represents the very worst of manufactured teenage pop music. Others say his scraps with paparazzi photographers and late arrivals to concerts are brattish.

The Independent

Heads Up: Sunken Garden

It’s a bouquet of 3D film, opera, and electronic music

BBC News

Vienna Philharmonic’s Nazi past detailed

Almost half the musicians in the Vienna Philharmonic during World War II were members of the Nazi party, new research has revealed.

Washington Times

Polish police arrest man in philharmonic killing

A Polish official says a suspect has been arrested in the killing of a young female harpist and a security guard in the building of a philharmonic in western Poland.

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Classic FM (Richard Johnson)


(Written on March 11, 2013 )