20th February: Titanic Violin, Ticketing Legislation and Classical Music on Reality Television

Wednesday 20th February 2013

The Telegraph

Serious music doesn’t have to hurt your ears

Composer George Benjamin has the knack of making the most rebarbative composition sound comprehensible, says Jane Shilling.

Classic FM

Titanic musician’s violin to be auctioned

A violin believed to have been owned by musician Wallace Hartley, who played as the Titanic sank, will be auctioned next month.

The Times of India

‘Reality shows can help promote classical music’

Indian classical music has survived the test of time and nothing can ever bring down its popularity level was the view of renowned vocalist Rajyashree Ghosh of Rabindra BhartiUniversity (RBU) and tabla player Samir Chattopadhyay of Chhandayan, USA, who were in Ranchi on Sunday for a public performance.

Huffington Post

A Good Reason to Go to Amsterdam

Carnegie Hall is nothing if not a classical music lover’s dream come true. It’s heaven on earth — as if the beautiful architecture with its peerless acoustics were not enough, the hall brings us performers of such a caliber that every time you think, “wow, this is the best concert this season.”

Music Week

Secondary ticketing legislation must now be considered by Government – Met Police

Music industry executives calling for legislation to cap the price of secondary tickets have received a boost from a new Met Police report published today.

The Guardian

Elton John plans in-store shows to help save HMV

Universal UK boss says singer has suggested a series of gigs by leading artists to encourage fans to shop in high street stores


The Telegraph