15th October: Larks, Lang Lang, and Classical Hall of Fame

Monday 15th October 2012

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Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring centenary editions announced

The score of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring is to be reissued in 2013 to celebrate work’s centenary with a host of extras, including accompanying essays and facsimiles.

The lark descending? Worry on Vaughan Williams’ birthday

The beautiful skylark, inspiration for Vaughan Williams’ violin piece, is continually threatened by new farming methods.

The Guardian, Music Blog

Watch Ocean 12 – Lang Lang’s new music video

Watch Lang Lang’s new video featuring the pianist performing Chopin’s “Ocean” Etude Op 25 No 12 alongside an interpretation of the music by Dubstep dancer Marquese “Nonstop” Scott.

BBC Music Magazine

Vienna Symphony Orchestra launches its own recording label 

The Austrian orchestra issues two new recordings

The Guardian

Pop music replaces hymns at two-thirds of funerals, Co-op survey finds

Frank Sinatra’s My Way remains funeral favourite for seventh year running, with Always Look on the Bright Side at number 13

Slipped Disc

Eight more enter America’s classical Hall of Fame

The 2012 admissions are…

Why did a good opera house accept $2 million with strings attached?

Welsh National Opera is the latest musical organisation to bite the Gordon Getty bait


Orchestra plays hero to student

It says it will replace a trombone, the pride of a budding musician, if the instrument isn’t found.

Deceptive Cadence

Masur And Levine On Parkinson’s, Animating Wild Things And Shattering A Stereotype

New York Philharmonic Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur, 85, has announced that he has been living with Parkinson’s disease for several years


The Dangerous Business of Being an Opera Singer

In the old days, opera singers were expected to just “park and bark,” as the static style of performing on stage is referred to within the business. But that’s a thing of the past.

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