20th August: Soundtracks, Organs and Competitions

Monday 20th August 2012

Classic FM

London Contemporary Orchestra New Greenwood Soundtrack 

The soundtrack for ‘The Master’, the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson, has been written by Jonny Greenwood and features the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Hereford Organ visits London with The King’s Consort 

The King’s Consort are transporting Hereford Cathedral’s organ to St Jude’s Church in London next month – with the help of new digital technology.

Leeds International Piano Competition Announced 

The world’s premier piano competition announces its 2012 schedule, including final conducted by Sir Mark Elder.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Stop Press: Soloist has her Guarnerius seized by Customs at Frankfurt Airport 

Yuzuko Horigome’s one million Euro violin is seized by German customs.

Just in: Romney says he’ll kill arts funding 

The Republican candidate says he will eliminate funding for the National Endowment of the Arts.

Hamburg’s Bach prize goes to …. China 

Tan Dun receives 2012 prize.

Breaking: Britain’s Worst Opera is cancelled in America 

Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune, which ranks among the greatest turkeys ever to reach the stage of the Royal Opera House with its own doner kebab stall and cliches to spare, has lost its long-scheduled US premiere.

BBC News

Classical guitarist Berta Rojas brings Paraguayan music to the world 

The artist talks to the BBC about her experience of being a woman in the classical guitar world, traditionally dominated by men.

BBC Music Magazine 

Cameron Carpenter 

Elizabeth Davis talks to Cameron about JS Bach, improvising and the Albert Hall organ.