16th January – Vote now in the BBC Music Magazine awards, plus the life of an opera chorus member

Monday 16th January 2012

BBC Music Magazine

Vote now in the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2012!

And be in with a chance of winning a Kemble piano, a Yamaha hi-fi or copies of all the nominated recordings as well as the chance to support ACCENTUS Music’s DVD release of Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra performing Mahler’s 9th Symphony in the best DVD category.

Huffington Post UK

Hattie Garlick: My Mission To Discover Classical Music In 2012.

Hattie Garlick makes a resolution and appeals for your help.

The Guardian

How To Survive In An Opera Chorus.

From Berg to Bizet, bridesmaids to beggars, chorus members have to be up for pretty much anything. Henrietta Bredin talks to singers from ENO and Opera North.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Hong Kong Goes Dutch Again In Choosing Music Director.

The Hong Kong Philharmonic has announced its choice of music director to succeed Edo de Waart.

Pianist: I Will Never Set Foot In Hungary Again.

The pianist Andras Schiff has announced that he will never return to his Hungarian motherland.

Arnold Schoenberg’s Other Letters Go To North Texas.

A grandson of the great composer by his first marriage has withheld the documents and letters owned by his side of the family from the Arnold Schoenberg Centre in Vienna and given them instead to the University of North Texas.