14th July: Proms 2016 highlights, new BBC iWonder guide & Bach manuscript sells for £2.5 million

Thursday 14th July 2016

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian’s pick of what not to miss at the Proms, a new BBC iWonder guide explores how playing an instrument can improve one’s life, and Guildhall School appoints Lynne Williams as its new principal. Also, Sol Gabetta speaks about adjusting to playing a c.1725 Gofriller and a Bach manuscript sells for £2.5 million at Christie’s in London.

The Guardian

Berlin v Dresden, barking dogs and a car park party: five Proms 2016 highlights

The Guardian critic’s pick of what not to miss at the Proms, from a face-off between Germany’s finest to concert opera from Karita Mattila, a host of intriguing premieres, and treats beyond the Albert Hall

International Arts Manager

Creative Industries Federation launches International Advisory Council

The IAC will discover and share examples of best practice, policy and innovation in the arts, creative industries and cultural education worldwide with the aim of harnessing opportunities and measuring risk.

Classical Music Magazine

iWonder guide explores benefits of playing an instrument

A new BBC iWonder guide explores how playing an instrument can improve one’s life. It features research from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University which shows that playing a musical instrument can have health benefits.

Guildhall School appoints Lynne Williams as new principal

Lynne Williams is to become the Guildhall School’s new principal. She will take over from Professor Barry Ife in early 2017, providing strategic direction and ensuring that the Guildhall’s business plan is implemented effectively.

The Strad

‘There is a tiger inside this instrument’: Sol Gabetta talks about her newly acquired cello

The Strad’s August 2016 cover star speaks about adjusting to playing a c.1725 Gofriller, after twelve years with her beloved Guadagnini

Musik heute

Bach-Manuskript für 2,5 Millionen Pfund versteigert

Das Manuskript von Johann Sebastian Bachs Präludium, Fuge und Allegro Es-Dur BWV 998 ist am Mittwoch bei Christie’s in London versteigert worden.

Klassik heute

Neuer Künstlerischer Leiter beim Grafenegg Campus ab 2018

Ab 2018 wird Dr. Leon Botstein künstlerischer Leiter des Grafenegg Campus. In dieser Position ist er für die künstlerische Planung und Umsetzung aller Grafenegg Campus Aktivitäten verantwortlich.


Kommissar Wallander betritt die Opernbühne

Kurt Wallander, der berühmte Kommissar in den Romanen des schwedischen Autors Henning Mankell, betritt die Opernbühne. In der Oper «W – The Truth Beyond» begibt er sich auf die Suche nach der Wahrheit.


Top Classical News @topcmnews On disc at last – Carlisle Floyd’s Wuthering Heights

BR Klassik @BR_Klassik Tenor @AJRStaples: “An open air concert is like really expensive busking.” Watch #KlassikamOdeonsplatz live:

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Standout comparison … conductors Daniel Barenboim, left, and Christian Thielemann Composite: Getty Images