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In today’s news: The Royal Opera House to reintroduce Proms concerts, the Philharmonia Orchestra to release its second piece of Virtual Reality content, and Facebook offers ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to labels and publishers for global licenses. ConBrio publishes book “Judaism in Opera”, festival Donaueschinger Musiktage to present new concert concepts, and Speranza Scappucci becomes new chief conductor of Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.

Opera Now

ROH to reintroduce Proms concerts

The Royal Opera House is to offer £10 tickets for those prepared to sit on the floor.

Classical Music Magazine

Philharmonia marks 40th anniversary of Voyager 1 launch with VR release

The Philharmonia Orchestra is to release its second piece of Virtual Reality content to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and the Golden Records that each carried.

Choir and Organ

Results of ISM-RCO organists’ fees survey revealed

The results of the ISM-RCO survey of organists’ fees show considerable variation between rates paid in London and those paid in the rest of the UK.

Music Business Worldwide

Facebook offers ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to labels and publishers for global licenses

Facebook is offering record labels and publishers a quick fix advance which would allow its 2bn-plus users to start legally using music in their videos.

Pizzicato

Will the Bolshoi stage Serebrennikov’s Nureyev ballet in 2017?
The Moscow audience will be able to see Kirill Serebrennikov’s Nureyev production in 2017, Russian agency RIA says. Bolshoi’s General Manager Vladimir Urin had cancelled the premiere of the piece, explaining that the production was not ready.

NMZ

Jüdischer Blick auf die Oper
Im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung im Teesalon der Wiener Staatsoper ist das kürzlich im ConBrio Verlag erschienene Buch „Judaism in Opera /Judentum in der Oper“ vorgestellt worden.

KlassikInfo

Festival reagiert auf Wandel der Öffentlichkeit mit neuen Angeboten
Applaus, Stillsitzen, konzentriertes Hören, Applaus – so laufen noch heute die meisten Konzerte ab. Doch wenn sich Gesellschaft und Öffentlichkeit verändern, muss sich dann nicht auch das klassische Konzert wandeln?

Codex Flores

Die Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège hat eine Chefdirigentin
Die Italienerin Speranza Scappucci, die in dieser Saison im Dezember am Opernhaus Zürich Donizettis «La Fille du Régiment» leitet, tritt die Nachfolge von Paolo Arrivabeni als neue Chefdirigentin der Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège an.

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ARD competition @ARD_competiton

Congrats to Wataru Hisasue, Fabian Müller und JeungBeum Sohn! They will play again on friday!

Ensemble “Kaleidoskop”, ©SWR/Adam Berry

 

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(Written on September 6, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, arts organisations commit to address their gender imbalances, Humber Bridge becomes sound installation for Hull 2017, and the Canadian International Organ Competition’s 2016 festival will take place in October. Also, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new guest conductors.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts organisations pledge to address gender imbalances

A number of performing arts companies have committed to address their gender imbalances. The Royal Opera House and Mahogany Opera Group were among those to participate in Tonic’s Advance programme.

Humber Bridge to become sound installation for Hull 2017

A new commission from Opera North will turn the Humber Bridge into a sound installation for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Ten Worlds upon Humber Bridge will mix music by artists Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset with recordings of the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, and field recordings made at the bridge itself.

CIOC Festival 2016

The Canadian International Organ Competition’s 2016 festival will take place 2-30 October. The event will celebrate a variety of Montreal pipe organs through concert broadcasts, guided tours of churches and historical organs, an event for children, and a film screening.

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton classical audiences treated to South American music

The Edmonton Accordion Society held their annual three-day Extravaganza. The University of Alberta presented a recital of contemporary Brazilian music at Convocation Hall.

BBC News

Sydney Opera House: How to fix an Australian icon

No other piece of architecture epitomises Australia so well. Now plans have been unveiled for its largest renovations ever, begging the question: how do you upgrade one of the most iconic structures in the world?

The Korea Times

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new guest conductors

The new members are Thierry Fischer, principal guest conductor, and Markus Stenz, conductor-in-residence, who will begin their terms in January next year on a three-year contract.

Broadwayworld

Italian Maestro Ludovico Einaudi Tours his Latest Album ELEMENTS this February

Chart-topping Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi returns to Australia with his band in February 2017 to tour his highly anticipated release Elements.

klassik.com

Dirigent Johannes Braun mit Ernst-von-Schuch-Preis ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Johannes Braun hat den Ernst-von-Schuch-Preis erhalten. Die Auszeichnung wurde in diesem Jahr zum dritten Mal verliehen und ist mit 2.000 Euro dotiert.

Klassik heute

Internationaler Meisterkurs für Gesang mit Graham Johnson

Der renommierte britische Pianist und Liedbegleiter Graham Johnson ist erstmals zu Gast an der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin und gibt ab dem 4. Oktober einen fünftägigen öffentlichen Meisterkurs.

RBB Kulturradio

Bund fördert Sanierung von Orgeln

National bedeutsame Orgeln sollen mit fünf Millionen aus zusätzlichen Bundesmitteln saniert und modernisiert werden.

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CMUSE.org @cmuseorg Try songs on the harpsichord, viola and cello

klassik.com @klassikcom Robert--Preis der Stadt Zwickau für Heinz

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung Kleiner für und

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Arve Henriksen and Jan Bang in a recording session at Opera North. Photo credit: Danny Payne

(Written on September 26, 2016 )

Classical news

In our news today, mayor Sadiq Khan speaks about the future of arts in London, The Royal Opera House announces Friday Rush ticket scheme, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians reject proposed contract. Also, Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition reveals scores of finalists, and korean conductor Chung Myung-whun becomes music director for Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Stage

Sadiq Khan: ‘London must plan for arts as it does for transport’

London must plan for the future of its culture in the same way it plans for transport and housing to safeguard the next generation of talent, mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed.

Classical Music Magazine

ROH announces Friday Rush ticket scheme

The Royal Opera House has replaced its day ticket scheme with Friday Rush tickets. Every Friday at 1pm, 49 tickets will be made available to buy online for each main-stage performance – including those that are sold-out – from Saturday to the following Friday.

Star Telegram

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra musicians reject proposed contract

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra performs its “A Night at the Oscars” program, with actor and guest conductor for the evening Damon Gupton in January. The orchestra took a moment to address the audience about ongoing contract disputes.

The Strad

Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition reveals scores of finalists

The inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition has released the scores of its six finalists, following the announcement of the results last week.

The Telegraph

Revenge at last for Germans as Berlin Philharmonic take on London musicians in friendly football match

In a match between the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) team and the Berlin Philharmonic in Hyde Park the home side had what would have been their winning goal dramatically ruled out.

Korea Portal

Korean Conductor, Chung Myung-whun, Becomes Music Director For Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

The legendary South Korean conductor Chung Myung-whun has become the music director for the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. According to the orchestra’s website, Chung has began working as the music director of the orchestra on Thursday.

NRK

Jakta på Bjørnson-fiolinen

I 1908 brukte sonen til Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson faren sine Nobelpris-pengar og kjøpte ein av verdas dyraste fiolinar til ei jente han knapt kjente. Men kvar er den verdifulle fiolinen i dag?

nmz

Erste technische Probe des NDR-Orchesters in der Elbphilharmonie

Am Freitagvormittag hat das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester zum ersten Mal im Großen Saal der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg geprobt. Die Musiker waren nach Angaben der Kulturbehörde begeistert von dem Klang.

Musik heute

Polnischer Saxophonist gewinnt Eurovision Young Musicans

Der polnische Saxophonist Łukasz Dyczko hat den Wettbewerb “Eurovision Young Musicians” (EYM) gewonnen. Der 19-Jährige errang am Samstagabend in Köln neben einem Preisgeld von 10.000 Euro die Gelegenheit, als Solist in einem Konzert mit dem WDR-Sinfonieorchester aufzutreten.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Vom Wunderkind zum Popstar

Der Mann, der die Musik befreien wollte: Die Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz widmet Ferruccio Busoni eine Ausstellung zum 150. Geburtstag. Notenblätter, Briefe, Fotos und Gemälde zeigen viele Facetten der Persönlichkeit des Komponisten.

Twitter

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms An expression of ‘moral outrage’ – Charlotte Bray on her new work ‘Falling in the Fire’

BBC Music @bbcmusic An asteroid’s been named after on what would have been his 70th Birthday

ARD Competition @ARD_competition We got the results from the jury! Twelve participants may proceed to the second round

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Sadiq Khan: ‘London must plan for arts as it does for transport’. Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

(Written on September 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Royal Opera House has renewed its partnership with BP, stars prepare for David Bowie celebration at the BBC Proms & the leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara has died at the age of 87. Also, Welsh National Opera are reaching out to new audiences with Kommilitonen!.

Classical Music Magazine

ROH renews partnership with BP

The Royal Opera House (ROH) has renewed its partnership with BP for a further five years. The relationship between the two companies, which began in 1989, will now continue until 2023.

Goldsmiths student creates AI version of In C

A computing student from Goldsmiths, University of London has created an artificially intelligent orchestra to play Terry Riley’s In C.

BBC News

Stars prepare for ‘celebratory’ David Bowie Prom

A little over 10 years ago, in May 2006, David Bowie gave his last ever UK performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He only graced the stage for 15 minutes, as the special guest of David Gilmour, singing the Pink Floyd classics Arnold Layne and Comfortably Numb.

BBC Music Magazine

Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016)

The leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara has died at the age of 87. One of the most frequently performed of all Finnish composers, Rautavaara was seen as the heir to Sibelius, who in 1955 recommended him for the Koussevitzky Scholarship to study in America.

Wales Online

This is how Welsh National Opera is enticing young people to try opera this summer

It’s not always easy convincing young people that opera is for them too but Welsh National Opera are currently reaching out to new audiences with Kommilitonen! WNO’s Youth Opera production for 2016 is a contemporary opera for young people about young people.

BR Klassik

“Dirigieren wird heute oft zur störenden Show”

Am 28. Juli wurde der italienische Dirigent Riccardo Muti 75 Jahre alt. 1981 gab er 40-jährig mit dem Verdi-Requiem sein Debüt beim Chor und Symphonieorchester des BR. Seither kehrt er regelmäßig nach München zurück – zuletzt am 17. und 18. Dezember 2015 mit Werken von Schubert und Cherubini.

nmz

Feierliche Eröffnung der 96. Salzburger Festspiele – Uraufführung eröffnet Opernprogramm

Mit einem großen Festakt sind die 96. Salzburger Festspiele gestartet. Österreichs Nationalratspräsidentin Doris Bures (SPÖ) eröffnete vor zahlreichen hochrangigen Vertretern aus Politik und Wirtschaft am Donnerstag das Festival in der Felsenreitschule offiziell.

Klassik.com

Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis 2016 für Olga Rayeva

Der mit 10.000 Euro dotierte Berlin-Rheinsberger-Kompositionspreis geht in diesem Jahr an die in Berlin lebende Komponistin Olga Rayeva. Mit der Auszeichnung verbunden ist für die gebürtige Moskauerin auch die Aufführung eines neuen Werkes in Rheinsberg und Berlin sowie eine Edition des Werkes beim Hofmeister-Musikverlag.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Henrik Nanasi Leads a Beautifully Played Magic Flute

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera There’s nothing quite like a good book Especially when it’s adapted into an opera: ^M

EnglishNationalOpera @E_N_O It’s the last day of the summer project today! Toi toi toi to you all for tonight’s performance!

BP Big Screen TOSCA live from the  Royal Opera House  Trafalgar Square, London, Great Britain  living streaming of Tosca  with additional live interviews both in Trafalgar Sq and at the Royal Opera House 18th July 2013 Photograph by Elliott Franks Tel 07802 537 220  elliott@elliottfranks.com 2013©Elliott Franks

Photograph: Elliott Franks

(Written on July 29, 2016 )

Scottish tenor Nicky Spence has enlisted some of the brightest stars from the world of opera to cycle the length of the UK, from Glasgow all the way to London. Nine opera singers will cycle over 500 miles in eight days. The team includes Ailish Tynan, Nicky Spence, Mary Bevan, Louise Alder, and many other artists from The Royal Opera House, English National Opera, The Metropolitan Opera New York and La Scala.

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Kicking off at the Scottish Opera Headquarters in Glasgow on 24th July, the tour will be celebrated with performances from some of the cyclists alongside the young people of The Scottish Opera Connect Company. Throughout the journey the cyclists will take part in a series of special events, visiting some unique musical landmarks and communities both from major cities and from further afield. The goal is to raise £25,000 in aid of Help Musicians UK, a charity that supports musicians in need.

The challenging journey will take the artists along the following routes:

24 July – Glasgow to Biggar

25 July – Biggar to Hawick

26 July – Hawick to Newcastle

27 July – Newcastle to York

28 July – York to Manchester

29 July – Manchester to Birmingham

30 July – Birmingham to Oxford

31 July – Oxford to London

(Written on June 28, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, English National Opera begins the new year in offstage turmoil and the Telegraph critics present the highlights of the new season. Also, fears arise that the new London concert hall might be too expensive and in the wrong location and jazz singer Natalie Cole has passed away

Gramophone

Classical music’s New Year’s honours

A pair of pianists, a conductor and a violinist on the 2016 list

The Guardian

ENO’s woes: opera company begins new year in offstage turmoil

Chorus contract renegotiations and limited productions are not doomsday scenario, says management, but a way to help company remodel and grow

The Telegraph

Culture Calendar: the best of 2016

From Bowie to Botticelli, Dad’s Army to Uncle Vanya – our critics pick the must-see highlights of the new season

The Guardian

New London concert hall ‘too expensive and in wrong place’

Proposal for world-class venue for Simon Rattle’s LSO in City of London is rejected by leading musicians

Der Tagesspiegel

Oh Freunde, diese Töne!

Eine legt zu, eine bleibt gleich, eine verliert leicht – die Jahresbilanzen 2015 der drei Berliner Opernhäuser

FAZ

Er setzt den Flügel in Flammen

Der Jazzpianist Wolfgang Dauner kann alles und hat alles gespielt: Bebop, Free Jazz, Fusionmusik. Nun wird der große Stilist und Vorkämpfer des neuen, europäischen Jazz achtzig Jahre alt

nmz

«Unforgettable»: Jazz-Sängerin Natalie Cole gestorben

Der Schatten ihres Vaters war lang. Zunächst schaffte es Natalie Cole nicht, sich vom Ruhm der Jazz-Legende Nat King Cole zu lösen. Doch spätestens im virtuellen Duett mit ihm kam der Durchbruch. Nun ist die Sängerin an den späten Folgen ihrer Drogenabhängigkeit gestorben

La Croix

Diego Ares et Padre Soler, le jeune homme et le moine musicien

Le claveciniste espagnol retrouve avec émotion la musique du Padre Soler, moine compositeur du XVIIe siècle, qu’il a découvert à l’âge de 13 ans

Washington Post

Ivory, at the tip of a complex issue for traveling orchestra members

It’s a mere quarter of a gram of ivory embedded at the bottom tip of many violin bows. But because it comes from the tusks of the African elephant, its presence has become a major headache for U.S. orchestras and soloists leaving the country for tours overseas

Twitter

Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic : ‘MORNING, EVERYONE! Banish back-to-work blues with a playlist of inspiring classical tunes:

The Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse : Find out when to watch our Rhapsody/Two Pigeons cinema relay. We’re in scores of countries^E

Royal Conservatory @the_rcm : The quest for the perfect reed:

The alternative proposed location for a new concert centre, at Blackfriars. Photograph: NQHO Trust/The Guardian

The alternative proposed location for a new concert centre, at Blackfriars. Photograph: NQHO Trust/The Guardian

(Written on January 4, 2016 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Symphony guide: Beethoven’s Third (‘Eroica’)

The story of the dedication of Beethoven’s Third is the stuff of symphonic legend. Whatever the truth, the victory at the end of the piece doesn’t just stand for Napoleon, or Beethoven, but for the possibilities of the symphony itself.

The Telegraph

Munich Opera Festival über alles

Whilst other European festivals may not have made this year’s grade, Rupert Christiansen explains why Munich’s is an experience worth repeating.

Classical-music.com

Interview with Gustavo Gimeno

The Spanish conductor talks about his experience as the late Claudio Abbado’s assistant.

Neglected piano scores

The BBC Music team uncover forgotten piano pieces

Classic FM

Clouds play piano in new composition

What do clouds sound like? Artist-composer David Bowen attempts to answer this question in his eerie new piece, Cloud Piano, which translates the clouds into played music.

Farmer serenades cows with trombone playing

A farmer who filmed himself serenading his cows by playing his trombone to attract them towards him has become a viral sensation.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

“Neu für klassische Musik interessieren!”

“Mein Ziel ist es, die Menschen neu für klassische Musik zu interessieren!” – hat sich Markus Fein, der Intendant der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vorgenommen.

Tiroler Tageszeitung

Ukraine will kremltreuen Kulturschaffenden die Einreise verbieten

Die Ukraine will gegen etwa 500 russische Künstler und Kulturschaffende wegen ihrer kremltreuen Position Einreiseverbote verhängen.

The Japan Times

Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa

Conductor Seiji Ozawa said Monday that Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, a musical event in which he serves as general director, will be renamed Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in 2015.

The Baltimore Sun

Amid all the fretting about classical music’s future, some worries about its past

Day after day, someone somewhere discusses the state of classical music, typically with a degree of concern about its long-term survivability. This has been going on for ages, of course, but it has generated something of a cottage industry in recent years.

Twitter

Opera Space: .@MoscowTimes: Kiev to ban 500 Russian annexation-approving cultural figures; are #opera stars likely to be included? http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/kiev-to-blacklist-russian-culture-figures/504555.html …

Sam Jackson: .@classicfm has joined forces with the brilliant @NYOGB to offer you the chance to see them in concert – for free: http://www.classicfm.com/concerts-events/nyo-free-concert-information/ …

Royal Opera House: ICYMI – @telegraph are streaming class with @mariinskyen this morning! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/dance/11011335/WATCH-the-Mariinsky-Ballet-in-class.html … #Mariinsky

Bachtrack: August is #BaroqueMonth here at Bachtrack! Links to all new articles and reviews from here: http://ow.ly/zYtOs

Wismar, Heiligen-Geist-Kirche: Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. (Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern gGmbH)

Wismar, Heiligen-Geist-Kirche: Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Deutschlandradio Kultur.

 

(Written on August 6, 2014 )

Anticipation was high at the Royal Opera House last night for the premiere of the much awaited and talked about The Wasp Factory.  No one knew what to expect from Ben Frost’s brave decision to turn Iain Banks’ dark and complex debut novel into an Opera and whether it could live up to the buzz surrounding the opening night.

The production did not disappoint. Ben Frost’s “haunting, electronica-infused score” (The Stage) and David Pountney’s masterful libretto turned Banks’ psychological horror into a bleak, macabre spectacle which captivated its audience:

‪@reesmf‪ The Wasp Factory ‪@RoyalOperaHouse was one of the most extraordinary and exciting performances that I have ever seen. Thoroughly recommended.

@eleanorbanks‪ Just saw ‪#waspfactory ‪@RoyalOperaHouse with ‪@jackmaninoff . Loved the amazing set. Great spectacle.

Doubts that the novel could not be translated into a opera were dispelled in what The Stage called, “An enterprising and uncompromising staging of a difficult story, this tense, vividly communicated and claustrophobic production is not for the faint-hearted.” Indeed, last night shocked and intrigued its audience, skillfully translating the novel’s combined horror and morbid fascination at a child killer’s inner world.

‪@stavvers‪ Just saw the Wasp Factory. Profoundly unsettling, deeply weird, and I’m not sure if I liked it, so I think it was a brilliant adaptation.

@AlasdairGH‪ The Wasp Factory was easily the best piece of theatre I’ve seen. I’ve walked out feeling equally disturbed and turned on. I need a whisky

…don’t we all.

The last tickets are available are available here. The show runs until October 8th. Follow Ben Frost on twitter here.

twitterBen Frost by Yann Mingard

(Written on October 3, 2013 )

Gramophone

Ulster Orchestra begins consultation process about future

Possible solutions could include cuts to players and staff

Patricia Kopatchinskaja on the Gramophone Podcast

The violinist speaks to James Jolly about Bartók, Eötvös and Ligeti

Classical Music Magazine

Comments from arts world are ‘close to pure fiction’ says Maria Miller

Culture secretary Maria Miller has written a strongly-worded article for the Evening Standard on 28 November in which she responded to comments by Sir Nicholas Hytner, Danny Boyle, Stephen Fry and Stephen Daldry during the Standard Theatre Awards on 25 November.

Slipped Disc

Exclusive: China’s most powerful orchestra is secretively formed

The Three Highs Philharmonic Amateur Orchestra gave a low-profile non-public debut on November 30 at Shanghai Grand Theatre.

Which orch has got the best string tone for ring tones?

Nokia did a little study and decided it was Bratislava. So they booked the Brat Pack to record the next 25 classical sound bites, composed in-house.

The Independent

The man who made Wagner mad

The Royal Opera House is staging Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable for the first time in a century. It’s a welcome focus on a much maligned composer

Opera Now

W11 Opera to stage world premiere by Julian Philips

W11 Opera, London’s leading opera company for young people, is to stage a new commission during December by Glyndebourne composer-in-residence Julian Philips.

Slipped Disc

(Written on December 3, 2012 )

Classic FM

Personal Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin letters to be auctioned

Letters from composers including Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin are to be auction in LA next month.

Classic FM launches new Baroque timeline

Explore a fully interactive musical journey from 1600 to 1750, and get to the best Baroque composers with Classic FM’s brand new timeline.

Classical Music Magazine

Royal Philharmonic Society announces 200th birthday plans 

The Royal Philharmonic Society has announced a year of events to mark its bicentenary in 2013.

Slipped Disc

The Royal Opera House gets into bed for a quickie with Murdoch’s Sun

Should we, as most decent citizens would, avert our eyes from the celebrity shag of the century?

Exclusive: English orchestra to be abolished in savage local cuts

We’ve been leaked a report, going out tomorrow, which confirms that the Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra is ti be abolished under local authority cutbacks.

Sydney violin, stolen in Vienna, is returned to despairing owner

Emma West, assistant leader of the second violins in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, had her violin grabbed by a thief as she rode the Vienna subway in September.

The Independent

The Week In Radio: Radio 3 needs an audience beyond this tiny elite

Is classical music really for everyone? This was the question posed by the writer and presenter Tom Service, chair of a live debate at the Sage in Gateshead as part of Radio 3’s Free Thinking festival, to which the answer is: if only.

Gramophone

Vladimir Ashkenazy to appear on BBC Radio 4’s ‘One to One’ – hear an excerpt!

Pianist and conductor speaks to Olivia O’Leary about how aging affects his career

Classic FM

(Written on November 8, 2012 )