10th October: Duet over Distance, Cairo’s Classical Children, and Burgled Baton.

Wednesday 10th October 2012


Ashley Wass signs three-disc partnership with Orchid Classics

Pianist records transcriptions of Beethoven and Bach, alongside Busoni, Berg and Barber

Emphasis on the new at ROH season launch

Opera and ballet directors unite to take risks during the Royal Opera House’s 2012/13 season

Classic FM

Fifty Shades keeps Tallis Scholars in Classical charts

The Tallis Scholars currently hold two places in the UK Classical Charts thanks to the success of Fifty Shades Of Grey.

Slipped Disc, Arts Journals

Missing: An American composer’s baton and some of his scores

Police in the Philadelphia area are on the lookout for the missing baton of Victor Herbert, composer of Naughty Marietta, cellist in the New York Philharmonic and inspiration of Dvorak’s great concerto.


Top artists attack ‘obfuscating’ Creative Scotland in open letter

An open letter signed by 100 of Scotland’s most respected artists has been published in the Scotsman, expressing ‘dismay at the ongoing crisis at Creative Scotland’, the national arts quango which has been under fire for its revamped commissioning processes and a lack of transparency.

LA Times

L.A. Philharmonic kills series of live broadcasts to cinemas

L.A. Phil President Deborah Borda says that L.A. Phil Live was unable to get a sponsorship and that the orchestra is considering future one-off presentations.

Albawaba Entertainment

Children of Cairo get classical

They say classical music makes your child smarter. Apparently, many mothers in Egypt agree.

The Strad

String players in Internet2 demo

Violinist and cellist perform duet in real time 820 miles apart

Albawaba Entertaiment