19th September: Tchaikovsky, Gramophone prize for astronauts, and Bellini fragment found

Thursday 19th September 2013

The Telegraph

Obscure rule wrecks boy’s Last Night of Proms dream

Young chorister replaced at last minute after BBC falls foul of law banning under-13s on TV

Bellini opera fragment found in Spain

Rare fragment of an opera score handwritten by 19th century Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini found in Spain

The Guardian

Tchaikovsky was not gay, says Russian culture minister

Vladimir Medinsky says there is no evidence to suggest Swan Lake composer was gay as film biopic ignores his sexuality

Gramophone’s top prize goes to record honouring Columbia astronauts

Other winners in classical music magazine’s awards included guitarist Julian Bream, pianist Steven Osborne and Mark Elder and the Hallé

Music Week

Vince Cable admits “the creative industries are undervalued”

UK Music’s Jo Dipple put it to Business Secretary Vince Cable that music is being undervalued by Government in the national accounts at a Liberal Democrat Conference in Glasgow

Ballet News

Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri of The Sarasota Ballet to Participate in the 2013 Ashton Symposium in London

The one-day symposium will focus on the role of Ashton’s works today and into the future. Discussing their expertise in staging Ashton ballets, Webb and Barbieri are excited to be part of this important event

PR News

Here’s How to Unlock The PR Value of Integrated Communications

PR departments and agencies are increasingly working with the marketing, advertising, digital and design disciplines to create a well-rounded message that clicks on all cylinders

Der Tagesspiegel

Nach dem Fest ist vor dem Fest

Kann Berlin als Musikstadt mit den anderen Metropolen mithalten? Hat sich das Programm des Musikfests bewährt? Und wie schlugen sich die Berliner Orchester im Vergleich mit den Gästen?

The Guardian

The Guardian