11th August- Puccini’s retreat for sale, ‘I, Culture’ Orchestra at Edinburgh and Daniel Harding interviewed.

Monday 11th August 2014

Classical News

The Guardian

Puccini’s Italian tragic love affair house up for sale

The home that served as a romantic retreat for Giacomo Puccini and his married lover in 1886 is up for sale in Lake Como for €400,000.

The Guardian

Daniel Harding: ‘Telling a young musician to be patient is like telling Wayne Rooney to score more goals’

Conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding, talks about his work under Simon Rattle, his musical development and his current projects.

The Telegraph

La Traviata at Glyndebourne: what the audience thought

Having been broadcast online live on 10th August, the telegraph have interviewed audiences of La Traviata from Glyndebourne.

The Times

The I, Culture Orchestra: uniting troubled countries through music

The I, Culture Orchestra are a youth orchestra who unites 18-28 year olds from nations including Poland, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine, some of the most conflict-ridden countries in the world. Azerbaijan and Armenia have technically been at war since 1988, yet the young players sit together and make music harmoniously. They will be performing at the Edinburgh International Festival on the 17th August.

Der Tagesspiegel

Doch ein Punk

Das Bundesjugendorchester beginnt bei Young Euro Classic erwachsen, getragen, pflichtbewusst – und zeigt schließlich doch, was in ihm steckt.


Martha Argerich wird Ehrenmitglied des West Eastern Divan Orchestra

Ehrung anlässlich eines gemeinsamen Konzerts im Teatro Colon verliehen.

The Australian

Classical composer Peter Sculthorpe dies

CLASSICAL composer Peter Sculthorpe has been lauded as a musical giant following his death.

Dutch News

Christina Deutekom dies at 82

The world famous Dutch coloratura soprano Christina Deutekom died on Thursday evening.

Le Monde

Polémiques budgétaires à l’Opéra de Paris

L’Opéra de Paris serait-il dispendieux ?



Time Out London: @TimeOutLondon Hurry! Tickets for Hamlet at the @BarbicanCentre are on sale NOW: http://timeout.entstix.com/tickets/hamlet-barbican

The Times of London: @thetimes Read Richard Morrison’s interview with @NickyBenedetti on doubling up at the #EdFringe http://thetim.es/1sMPF9j

IdeasMag: @IdeasMag Should you give up on your creative dreams? @Jennie_Nicole has her say: http://ideastap.com/IdeasMag/all-articles/discuss-give-up-on-your-dreams

Sinfini Music: @SinfiniMusic Do children need to be taught to listen to music properly? So says @lauramvula http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/teach-the-digital-generation-to-listen-says-laura-mvula-9659442.html?origin=internalSearch



Photograph: Mario Nunes Vais/ Alinari Archives/Corbis

Photograph: Mario Nunes Vais/ Alinari Archives/Corbis