13th February: Spears’ top music schools, BAFTA Games awards nominations & Glasgow Chamber Choir receives sponsorship for Commonwealth Choral Marathon

Thursday 13th February 2014


Best music schools in the world

Spears list their top 8 music schools.

Classic FM

BAFTA Games Awards: soundtrack nominations announced

The nominations for the 2014 BAFTA Games Awards have been announced, with the soundtrack category recognising six different individual scores. One of The Last Of Us’ 10 nominations is for soundtrack – alongside Assassin’s Creed IV, Mario and more.

Gamer plays Tekken with piano keys

Video games and piano enthusiast Geoffrey Guterl has linked up his electric piano to the popular beat ’em up video game Tekken, allowing him to play the game using the piano keys instead of a conventional controller.

Opera Awards 2014 nominations announced: full list

The nominations for the second annual Opera Awards have been announced, with stars such as Andris Nelsons, Simone Young and Sir Mark Elder all up for big gongs.

The Telegraph

Will cinema kill the opera star?

As more opera houses broadcast their productions in the cinema is this the end of live singing, asks Rupert Christiansen.

Dylan Thomas and Igor Stravinsky: an unlikely partnership

The hard-drinking, dishevelled poet and the neat, urbane composer planned to collaborate on an opera. The results could have been magical, says Ivan Hewett.

BBC Music Magazine 

Glasgow Chamber Choir receives sponsorship for Commonwealth Choral Marathon

Glasgow Chamber Choir has received an award of £7,100 from the Celebrate fund towards its Commonwealth Choral Marathon. Taking place in June 2014, the Marathon will see thirty singers perform five concerts over two days at unusual locations, including Glasgow International Airport and the Tall Ship.

Der Tagesspiegel

Stiller Wagemut

Zu Ostern 2013 spielten die Pianistin Martha Argerich und der Dirigent Claudio Abbado gemeinsam zwei Klavierkonzerte von Mozart ein. Durch Abbados Tod wurde die Aufnahme aus Luzern nun zum letzten Dokument einer langen, wunderbaren Künstlerfreundschaft.

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