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The Guardian

Google launches Spotify rival Music All Access in the UK

Subscription-based music service aims to undercut Spotify and other rivals with £7.99-a-month offer for early signups

Zubin Mehta to conduct concert in Kashmir

Mumbai-born maestro to perform with orchestra on banks of Lake Dal in Srinigar next month

Classic FM Online

New Zealand Symphony cancels tour to record Hobbit soundtrack

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its tour of New Zealand because it coincides with recording dates for the soundtrack to the second Hobbit movie

Eric Whitacre on VC4, dubstep and meeting the Royals

Eric Whitacre chats to Classic FM’s Tim Lihoreau about the success of Virtual Choir 4 and its premiere at Buckingham Palace

Stephen Fry cites Tchaikovsky in anti-Olympics open letter

Actor, writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry has used Tchaikovsky as an example in an open letter to the Prime Minister and the International Olympic Committee calling them to boycott the Russian Winter Olympics due to LGBT prejudice


Fiona Shaw replaces Deborah Warner as director of Met Opera’s season-opening Eugene Onegin

Warner withdraws due to an unexpected surgical procedure

Rural opera festivals can be serious rivals for the big London houses

Smaller stages at Longborough and Dorset show what can be done with limited resources, bags of enthusiasm – and one Jonathan Miller

Classical Music Magazine

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra launches 10-day campaign for £70,000 rescue fund

A campaign has been launched to raise funds for the freelance professional Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Namhafte Künstler engagieren sich für Menschenrechte in Russland

Geiger Gidon Kremer kritisiert Anna Netrebko und Valery Gergiev


(Written on August 8, 2013 )

The Independent

Monteverdi gets the Silent Opera treatment

Jessica Duchen visits Trinity Buoy Wharf for the rehearsals for Silent Opera’s L’Orfeo. The article can also be read on Jessica’s blog here.

When a wet tenor wowed Woody Allen

Fabio Armiliato’s recent experience in itself reads almost like a Woody Allen film.


Sir Simon Rattle to step down as Berlin Philharmonic chief conductor in 2018

Conductor announces he will not extend his contract when it expires in five years’ time

Classic FM

Funding for Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 4 reaches halfway

Virtual Choir 4 has reached $50,000 in donations, halfway to its target of $100,000.

Pianist’s classical Pink Floyd is unlikely hit

A young Turkish pianist and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music has become an unlikely sensation after recording a Lisztian interpretation of the works of Pink Floyd.

The Guardian

Royal Opera House reveals new direction on eve of chief executive’s departure

Shows based on Oscar Wilde and Iain Banks works among those announced as Tony Hall gets ready to join BBC

Benjamin Britten at 100 – time for a new appraisal?

A more relaxed attitude may be emerging towards the colossal musical legacy of Britain’s modern titan of the opera

The Telegraph

ENO accounts are ‘shockingly bad’

English National Opera has £2.5million deficit and 2012 audiences were down nine per cent on previous year.

Slipped Disc

Just in: Vienna’s Jews honour the Philharmonic chairman

Just as the orchestra is besieged once more with allegations of sexual and racial discrimination, the Vienna Philharmonic chairman, Clemens Hellsberg, has received a notable award from the city’s Jewish community.

BBC News

Celebrating Doctor Who pioneer Delia Derbyshire

Twelve years after her death, a group of artists and musicians are preparing to celebrate the work of electronic music pioneer, Delia Derbyshire.










Classic FM

(Written on January 14, 2013 )