13th February: Twitter Transactions, Modern Music Documentary and Piano Festivities

Wednesday 13th February 2013

The Telegraph

The Sound and the Fury: A Century of Modern Music, BBC Four, review

Nigel Farndale reviews BBC Four’s excellent documentary The Sound and the Fury: a Century of Modern Music

Opera singer’s life ‘destroyed’ by childhood deal

A pregnant opera singer has said her life has been “destroyed” by an “immoral” deal which saw her father promise 35 per cent of her earnings to a Romanian businessman.

The Guardian

Arts head: David Pickard, general director, Glyndebourne

The opera chief on new commissions, community participation, running a tight ship and why teenagers still love La Traviata

Classic FM

The Sixteen record ‘new’ Allegri Miserere

The Voices of Classic FM present a new version of the famous Lenten piece, charting its evolution from the music originally performed in the Sistine Chapel to the version we know and love today.

Planet Hugill

It’s all about Piano!

The Institut francais in London is having an action packed three-day festival (22-24 March) covering all things piano.

Music Week

BMI issues ‘letter to the music industry’ about recent rights withdrawals

BMI president and CEO Del Bryant has issued an ‘open letter to the music industry’ clarifying Sony/ATV and EMI’s recent withdrawal of catalogues for digital uses – as well as outlining a new royalty processing agreement with the publisher.

American Express launches ‘Pay By Tweet’ on Twitter

American Express has launched a ‘Pay By Tweet’ service on Twitter, allowing its cardholders to buy products by sending a message on the social network.

The Sound and the Fury: A Century of MusicThe Telegraph