1st February – The Sage, Gateshead, Sergei Polunin and sad music

Wednesday 1st February 2012

Classical Music Magazine

Robert Maycock Has Died.

The arts journalist Robert Maycock died in a car crash last week. He was the second editor of Classical Music magazine, editing the title from September 1977 to June 1986, before moving to the Independent.

LA Times

Dudamel, Salonen To Appear In Philharmonic Society’s New Season.

The current and former music directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be among the prominent classical personalities to appear in the next season of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

The Guardian

David Lynch’s Musical Magic.

David Lynch deploys music in his movies to devastating effect. Ahead of a retrospective, the Guardian picks his best statements in sound.

Audience’s Flock To ‘Difficult’ Contemporary Classical Music.

The Southbank, Barbican, ENO and BBC4 are catering for the new-found appetite for sonic adventure.


The Sage Gateshead Launches Digital Project To Reach Wider Audiences.

Classical music streamed to regional venues in the North East of England.


Sergei Polunin Loses His Right To Work In The UK.

Sergei Polunin, the gifted dancer who stunned the arts world by quitting the Royal Ballet last week has had his UK work permit revoked, it has been reported.

What Do You Listen To When You’re Sad?

Apparently 70 per cent of men and 90 per cent of women cry at a sad piece of music, according to a survey. What music is indisputably sad?