14th August: Girlfriends, Good deeds and Guides

Tuesday 14th August 2012

Classic FM 

Nicola Benedetti’s viral violin concerto 

Nicola Benedetti releases a new album of film music.

Author wants return of ‘Derry Stradivarius’ 

A Derry author is leading the campaign to have an antique Stradivarius violin returned to the city in time for the City of Culture celebrations.

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

Some more black holes at the Olympics 

Readers have spotted further omissions from the BBC credits at the closing ceremony.

Husband’s pics of boss’ girlfriend set Salzburg tongues wagging 

The husband of festival boss’ girlfriend has emerged

Good man: Edinburgh luthier fixes Iraqi orch’s instruments for free 

Finding the instruments of the Iraqi Youth Orchestra in poor repair, local Luthier Neil Kristof Ertz fixed the instruments for free.

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Jonas Kaufmann vs Angela Merkel

Violinist and Tenor were among 37 prominent Germans invited by the Süddeutsche Zeitung this weekend to put questions to the Chancellor.

Guardian Music Blog 

A guide to John Cage’s music 

Tom Service guides us through the music of John Cage.


Harry Christophers, Khatia Buniatishvili, and Wells Cathedral School

In this month’s edition of the Gramophone Podcast, James Jolly meets pianist Khatia Buniatishvili and Harry Christophers.