10th September: Proms, profits and new productions

Monday 10th September 2012

Classic FM

Fungus makes violins sound ‘like Stradivarius’

The tone of a Stradivarius violin can be achieved on new violins by treating the wood with a particular fungus, a study has shown.

Paul Mealor: composers can do “anything they want”

The Classic BRIT-nominated composer says composers are no longer pigeonholed by the music industry.

The Guardian

The Proms audience: where do they go?

Some 6,000 people fill London’s Albert Hall for each of the Proms. But where does that audience go for the rest of the year?

The Telegraph

Why bandstands are making a noise again

Bandstand Marathon will be the biggest community event of the London 2012 Festival closing celebration.

The Arts Desk

3D: A First for the Last Night

How a British broadcasting institution acquired an extra dimension.

The New York Times

A Rare Breed: New Operas at the Met

ON Oct. 23 the Metropolitan Opera will offer a new production of an opera by a living composer.

BBC news Scotland

Scottish teaching union EIS critical of music fees

Scottish councils are making “profits” of almost £3m from fees charged to school pupils for instrumental music tuition, a teaching union has claimed.

Nicola Benedetti at The Last Night of the Proms, The Arts Desk.