15th November: Beethoven in Berlin, Barenboim’s Middle East Music Academy, and Radio Rivalry

Thursday 15th November 2012


Non-stop Beethoven at Berlin’s Konzerthaus

A 12-hour Beethoven marathon welcomes Iván Fischer as chief conductor of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin

Classic FM

Nigel Kennedy UK tour dates confirmed for spring 2013

Nigel Kennedy has confirmed plans to tour the UK in April and May 2013.

Slipped Disc

Barenboim, 70 tomorrow, launches music academy for the Middle East

He has raised 20 million Euros from the German Bundestag and another 8.5  million from private donors.

Just in: Last chords tonight for South Africa’s failing orchestra

The Johannesburg Philharmonic gives its last concert tonight before closure. It has been placed under bankruptcy protection and is emitting airy talk of reorganization.

A famous quartet is silenced by a musical thief. Your help is urgently required

We’ve just had a call from the organisers of the Brodsky Quartet’s 40th anniversary tour of Holland.

Daily Mail

Classic FM goes to war on Radio 3 ‘copycats’: Station accuses BBC of stealing string of ideas following rival network’s revamp

Global Radio Network accuses BBC of trying to steal Classic FM listeners

Daily Express

Opera Chief is name in the frame to be new BBC boss

LORD Patten has wasted no time in searching for a new BBC boss. He is believed to have sounded out Royal Opera House chief Tony Hall.

Opera Now

Don’t miss the spectacular 2013 Verona Festival centenary season

For opera lovers, the Arena di Verona offers the most dramatic setting for a truly memorable evening.

Berliner Morgenpost via Slipped Disc