17th July: Soaring television ratings and resignations

Tuesday 17th July 2012

Classic FM 

Jon Lord Dies at age 71

Composer and Keyboard Player and Deep Purple founder Jon Lord dies at age 71

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

Breaking: Swiss orchestra chief is gone almost before he got going 

Miguel Esteban, director general of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is director general no more….

In Salzburg, Pereira’s not resigning after all 

After threatening to quit over budget rows with the local authorities Alexander Pereira remains the Salzburg Festival director.

BBC Wales, in China, reach audience beyond wildest dreams

Six million viewers tune in to watch televised concert performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales during its two-week tour in China.

The Guardian- Music Blog 

A guide to Pierre Boulez’s music 

Tom Service guides us through the music of Boulez


Paul Daniel to head Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine 

British conductor named musical director of the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine from 2013-14 season