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In today’s news: Lost John Coltrane recording from 1963 to be released, Scottish composer is awarded with Queen’s Medal for Music, the Mayor of London has created a map of the music facilities across London, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra signs to Deutsche Grammophon. Plus an interview with composer Helmut Lachenmann, and theatre and orchestra are discussing digital and #metoo.

The Guardian

‘A new room in the Great Pyramid’: lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered

An album of previously unheard original compositions by the legendary jazz saxophonist has been discovered, 55 years after its recording.

The Sunday Post

Scottish composer Thea Musgrave awarded with Queen’s medal for music

The 90-year-old received her award at Buckingham Palace during an audience with the head of state. Ms Musgrave said: “Although much of my career has been on an international stage, this Medal represents my British heritage.”


Mayor maps London’s music spaces

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has created a map of the music facilities across London, responding to data which shows that the steady decline in the number of grassroots music venues has stabilised.

Richmond News

Shanghai Symphony signs China’s first orchestra record deal

Deutsche Grammophon on Thursday announced a recording contract with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in a first global label deal for a Chinese orchestra. Led by China’s most celebrated conductor Long Yu, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will premiere on the German label next year with a CD of to-be-announced works by Chinese and Russian composers.

Music News

‘British artists continue to inspire fans all around the world’: BPI reports another stellar year for UK music

BPI chief Geoff Taylor has declared music to be the UK’s “international calling card” after new research showed British music accounted for 13% of all music consumed worldwide in 2017. Top-selling albums by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rag’N’Bone Man, Sam Smith – and classic acts including The Beatles and Roger Waters – are credited with boosting the figures, compiled by the BPI.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Helmut Lachenmann im Gespräch

Man hat mich immer wieder in eine Ecke gestellt.

Musik heute

Theater und Orchester diskutieren Digitales und #MeToo

Bei der Jahreshauptversammlung des Deutschen Bühnenvereins geht es vom (heutigen) Freitag an um die Themen Digitalisierung und Geschlechtergerechtigkeit.


Asheville Symphony taps Darko Butorac as Music Director

Asheville Symphony (North Carolina) has announced that conductor Serbian born Darko Butorac will become Music Director beginning with the 2018-2019 season.


John Coltrane © Chuck Stewart Photography, LLC

(Written on June 8, 2018 )

Classic FM

Lang Lang performs with John Legend for Dom Perignon event

Classical pianist Lang Lang and R&B singer-songwriter John Legend have collaborated in performance at a special event in New York hosted by Dom Perignon.

The Guardian

‘Opera virgins’ lured by scheme for first-timers at Coliseum

English National Opera launches effort to attract new audience with production of Don Giovanni

The Telegraph

The Queen’s concert is hit by discordant note

The Queen’s Medal for Music gala concert is due to provide a fitting send-off to the Diamond Jubilee, but one of its stars will be missing.

András Schiff: climbing two Himalayan peaks one after the other

Virtuoso pianist András Schiff is tackling Beethoven and Bach cycles in the toughest challenge of his career, says Ivan Hewett.

Classical Music Magazine

Glasgow’s Sistema Scotland outpost gets £1.325m boost  

Sistema Scotland’s new project in one of Glasgow’s most deprived areas has been awarded £1.325m from the Scottish government.

Slipped Disc

Breaking: Palestinian music school is bombed to rubble

The photograph that you see below has been sent to Slipped Disc by Neil van der Linden,  a Dutch colleague who helped organise a music school in, or very close to, these premises six years ago. The building collapsed after repeated shelling.

The Independent

Nicola Benedetti: The ‘classical babe’ with a cause

The violinist wants to share her music with more than an elite crowd

The Guardian


(Written on November 19, 2012 )