18th July: Save Sibelius, Contests and Christmas No. 1

Wednesday 18th July 2012


Joyce DiDonato releases a download-only album 

Former Gramophone Artist of the year mezzo Joyce DiDonato releases a ‘digital-only’ album on ITunes.

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc

‘Save Sibelius goes live and combative’ 

Users of Sibelius software are taking action after the owners shut down their London headquarters and stop development.

How the local German press are covering the kidnapped conductor 

Norman Lebrecht follows how the kidnapping of conductor Rodolfo Cazares is being documented by the local German press.

Richest violin contest is stunned at number of applicants… 

Having raised the prize money to 140, 000 Euros, The Joseph Joachim International Competition is inundated with applications from violinists all over the world.

The Guardian 

Glyndebourne timelapse: putting up the fairy Queen set  

David Levene gives us an insight into the workings of Glyndebourne with this timelapse video comprising of 3000 photographs taken over 12 hours.

Classic FM 

Scottish military wives for Christmas No. 1?

Following the success of the Military Wives, a group of Scottish singers is releasing an album in the hope of repeating their success.

Will Todd: Mozart would have used synthesizers 

Jubilee Composer Will Todd talks Mozart, synthesizers and performing for the queen with Classic FM’s Jamie Crick.