1st May: Elliot Carter, Rosenblatt Recital Series and Toby Spence

Tuesday 1st May 2012

The Guardian

A guide to Elliott Carter’s music

Taking a close listen to the amazing work of 103-year old Elliott Carter.


Rosenblatt Recital Series moves to Wigmore Hall

New season opens with American tenor Lawrence Brownlee.

LA Times

Injured conductor Kurt Masur withdraws from concerts in June

Kurt Masur, the renowned German conductor, is withdrawing from concerts through the end of June after falling off the podium last week during a concert in Paris and injuring himself.

ArtsJournal – Norman Lebrecht

Another German orchestra appeals for survival

It’s the Bergische Symphoniker, serving the towns of Remscheid and Solingen for 16 years, since a prior merger.

Chichester Psalms creator goes to meet his maker

John Birch, organist at Chichester Cathedral who led the first UK performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Psalms, has died, aged 82.

The Times

Exclusive interview: opera star Toby Spence on recovering from cancer

After months spent keeping his thyroid cancer secret, opera star Toby Spence talks about the battle to regain his voice.