12th July: Music for primary schools, BBC Radio 3 returns to Southbank Centre & 15 things we love about the Proms

Tuesday 12th July 2016

Classical News

In today’s news, Welsh primary schools use musical approach to enhance the teaching of languages, BBC Radio 3 returns to London’s Southbank Centre to mark the station’s 70th birthday & classical music fans analyse David Cameron’s humming. Also, BBC Music Magazine lists 15 things they love about the BBC Proms & Stevie Wonder visited London during his Songs In The Key Of Life tour.

Classical Music Magazine

New partnership to explore language learning through the arts

A grant of of £111,000 to the British Council Wales will enable the consortium to work with ten primary schools in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, exploring how music-based approaches can enhance the teaching of  languages with sound-based components such as rhyme, repetition and rhythm.


BBC Radio 3 returns to London’s Southbank Centre

Two weeks of programmes, events and concerts from the Royal Festival Hall to mark the station’s 70th birthday.

The Huffington Post

David Cameron’s ditty analysed by classical music buffs: ‘It’s disconcerting’

David Cameron’s swan song as prime minister – a bizarre ditty he hummed to himself as he re-entered Downing Street – has been analysed by classical music buffs.

BBC Music Magazine

15 things we love about the BBC Proms…

Where’s the best place to hear a BBC Prom? Standing right up close to the performers in Royal Albert Hall? Perhaps on a seat a little further back? Or maybe at home on the radio: on the sofa, in the kitchen, in the bath…

BBC News

Stevie Wonder brings Songs In The Key of Life tour to London

Stevie Wonder has closed London’s BST festival with a meaningful but meandering stroll through his landmark double album, Songs In The Key Of Life. The 66-year-old played for almost four hours, backed by a razor-sharp band of more than 20 musicians.


Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt feiern Gründung vor 70 Jahren

Mit einem umfangreichen Jubiläumsprogramm feiern die Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt ihre Gründung vor 70 Jahren. Dabei präsentiert die 48. Auflage des Festivals vom 29. Juli an rund 50 Konzerte mit 40 Uraufführungen.


Stuttgarter Opernhaus wird erweitert und bekommt neue Bühnentechnik

Der Verwaltungsrat der Württembergischen Staatstheater Stuttgart hat eine Erweiterung des Stuttgarter Opernhauses beschlossen. Sie ist gekoppelt an eine grundlegende Sanierung des Theaterbaus.

Musik heute

Bayreuth-Regisseur Laufenberg: Neuer Dirigent verändert Arbeit an “Parsifal”

Nach dem Wechsel des “Parsifal”-Dirigenten bei den Bayreuther Festspielen hat sich laut Regisseur Uwe Eric Laufenberg die Arbeit an dem Stück verändert. Hartmut Haenchen gehe mehr in eine Richtung wie Pierre Boulez.


BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Yoga, classical music and a big glass box – We’re heading to the @southbankcentre! http://bbc.in/29HD476

New York Times Arts @nytimesarts An artwork in the Netherlands hopes to solve one of the world’s pressing environmental problems

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Mahler’s second symphony has become the highest-estimated musical manuscript to be offered at auction


Photograph: BBC/Feldman