20th July: Sheep, Grants and Plinths

Friday 20th July 2012

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

Why Madrid pulled the plug on Barenboim: the full story 

Barenboim’s Madrid concert is cancelled….

Pianist in blasphemy trial issues defiant dance video

The composer and pianist Fazil Say has written “Dance” a new piece based on Turkish rhythms in reply to the charge he is being faced with.

Two Maestros turned 85 this week 

Kurt Masur and Michael Gielen turn 85 in the same week.

Mendelssohn gets his bust back in Dusseldorf 

The statue of Mendelssohn is reinstated on his plinth on 25th September 2012 having been knocked down by the Nazis in 1936.


RPS Society awards grants totalling £36, 500 

The Royal Philharmonic Society has awarded grants to 20 young composers and musicians.

The Guardian 

Guardagni: the first modern singer?  

Iestyn Davies explores if the castrato Gaeteno Gaurdagni was the first truly modern singer.

LA Times 

L.A Opera sets concert ‘Foscari’ with Placido Domingo, in O.C

Placido Domingo with star in a concert version in Verdi’s “The Two Foscari” as part of Los Angeles Opera’s new season.

Classic FM 

A real life Carnival of the Animals  

Sorrelli Strings perform at The Big Sheep Farm in Bideford, North Devon