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La Scala cancels ballet season opening performance following strike action

Chorus member force cancellation of Romeo and Juliet

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

The results: Best and Worst Orchestras of 2012

The LA Philharmonic and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich make the cut

Classical Music Magazine

Venu Dhupa steps down from Creative Scotland after year to forget

Venu Dhupa, Creative Scotland’s director of creative development, has resigned from the body within weeks of her boss, chief executive Andrew Dixon.

BBC News

Classical music’s ‘all in the mind’

A Brazilian computer scientist and composer has remixed Beethoven to try to demonstrate how individuals hear things in varying ways.


Tristan und Isolde – Wagner’s love supreme

At five hours, Tristan und Isolde is undoubtedly long. But Wagner’s transcendent opera, full of daring harmony, will have you spellbound



(Written on December 21, 2012 )

Classical Music Magazine

Runnicles Assembles Star Cast For BBCSSO Tristan.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will perform the three acts of Tristan und Isolde over a set of three concerts that will take place between September 2012 and April 2013 at both Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and Glasgow’s City Halls.

LA Times

Muse/ique’s New Season To Feature Steven Page.

Muse/ique will kick off its 2012 season this month with a lineup that includes Steven Page, formerly of the band Barenaked Ladies, and appearances by actors Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Wendie Malick.

New York Times

Playing It Safe In Programming Philharmonic.

Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic’s 2012-13 season.


ENO Launches Worldwide Search For Opera Creators.

English National Opera is launching Mini Operas, a worldwide, online search for scriptwriters, composers and film-makers that aims to preserve and redefine the future of opera.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

International Women’s Day – A Little Listening.

Jessica Duchen celebrates women in music.




(Written on March 8, 2012 )

Daily Telegraph

Lang Lang at Latitude: should music festivals embrace classical?

Ivan Hewett wonders if classical music can cope with the great outdoors.


World’s first sex trafficking opera to premiere in the UK

Anya17 opens at the Liverpool Philharmonic today. The opera tackles the difficult subject of women forced in to prostitution.


Close to you

Accompanists: The unsung heroes of music. Tom Service pays homage to the musicians condemned to sitting in the shadows.


Tristan Und Isolde Und The CBSO.

This was a static Tristan und Isolde, even by concert version standards. But four enthralling hours proved that sometimes the music really is all that matters.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

How To Be Part Of Rox’s Love Album.

Jessica Duchen on the London premiere of Roxanna Panufnik‘s Four World Seasons.

Opera Chic

Bringing Out Brahms.

The definitive schedule for the 49th Festival Pianistico Internazionale of Brescia and Bergamo has been rolled out, titled “Brahms, the conservative progressive” in homage to the complex character of the German composer.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Another Mahler Howler.

Norman Lebrecht on a Mahler Prize by the city of Klagenfurt, in southern Austria, which requires entrants to set a 1967 poem by Patti Smith.




(Written on March 7, 2012 )