12th March: Beethoven and Beer, Opera Drama and a Titanic Tuba

Tuesday 12th March 2013

The Guardian

With George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, British opera takes a bold step into the future

George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s new opera, Written on Skin, is a landmark in British opera – and there’s more to come

LA Times

L.A. Opera drama: In minutes, Julie Makerov steps into lead role

There’s no shortage of drama in the Wagner opera “The Flying Dutchman,” a ghostly love story that opened at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Saturday.

The Economist

Beethoven with your beer

PERFORMING classical music at a dive bar that serves beer and hot dogs is an unusual concept. But Ensemble HD, a group of musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, is packing out the city’s Happy Dog bar at their monthly live shows.

Classic FM

World’s largest tuba to be displayed in Frankfurt

Ever seen a tuba the size of a human? Brass-lovers in Germany will be able to do just that when the abnormally large instrument is displayed as part of the 2013 music trade fair.

New pitch-bending keyboard revealed at SXSW

Keyboard players can now bend the pitch of notes simply by the way they play, thanks to the Seaboard, a touch-sensitive instrument that’s making waves at South by Southwest festival in Texas this week.

Music Industry News Network

UK Music Asks Government To Show Us The Money

UK Music has uncovered a goldmine of Government-backed finance schemes which could potentially unlock millions of pounds to help fund a whole range of music companies from indie labels to recording studios.

Music Week

UK entertainment sales drop by 12% in 2012

Combined UK sales of music, video and games dropped 12% in 2012 despite the digital market exceeding £1bn for the first time, according to the Entertainment Retailers Association’s newly-published Yearbook.



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