In today’s news, Mark Wigglesworth breaks the silence about his resignation as music director of English National Opera, Radio 3 has reached its highest audience in three years and new opera house in Surrey approved. Also, one in six albums sold worldwide is by a UK star and Classic FM reveals which pieces of classical music will help students get the most out of their revision.
Classical Music Magazine
‘I think I have a right to defend myself’ – Mark Wigglesworth
Mark Wigglesworth has broken his silence for the first time since resigning as music director of English National Opera. Wigglesworth announced that he was stepping down on March 22, confessing in a letter to ENO musicians and technical staff that the company was ‘evolving into something I do not recognise’.
Radio 3 achieves greatest reach in three years
Radio 3 has reached its highest audience in three years. RAJAR figures for the first quarter of 2016 show Radio 3’s audience reach as 2.12 million (up from 2.05m last quarter and 2.08m last year).
Joanna Lumley attends meeting as new West Horsley Place opera house gets approved
Plans to build a new opera house in the grounds of West Horsley Place have been approved by Guildford Borough Council. Members of the council’s planning committee were joined by actress Joanna Lumley in the public gallery at the meeting on Wednesday.
The Lighthouse: Opera Parallèle’s Chamber Opera Considers a Scottish Mystery in San Francisco
After seeing Champion, Opera Parallèle‘s inventive commissioned “jazz opera,” by Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, at SFJazz a few months ago, who could fail to be interested in seeing whatever this imaginative company produced next?
Radio Waves: Contemporary classical music podcast launches fundraiser for third season
Q2 Music’s contemporary classical music podcast “Meet the Composer” — on the heels of its recent Peabody Award win — is launching a Kickstarter campaign for its third season.
Classical music and studying: The top 10 pieces to listen to for exam success
Classic FM reveals which pieces of classical music will help students get the most out of their revision
Cliveden’s Jacobean surround sound system to open to the public
Visitors to enjoy new sound installation in chamber under mansion’s south terrace built to channel sounds of invisible orchestra.
One in six albums sold worldwide is by a UK star
The huge success of artists like One Direction and Adele means that British artists accounted for one in every six albums sold worldwide last year. The UK music industry accounted for 17.1% of the global music market – its highest ever share.
Andris Nelsons und Deutsche Grammophon verkünden exklusive Partnerschaft
Mit Andris Nelsons unterzeichnet einer der herausragendsten Dirigenten unserer Zeit einen Exklusivvertrag mit dem traditionsreichen Klassiklabel Deutsche Grammophon.
Solotrompeter des Basler Sinfonieorchesters gewinnt Prager Frühling-Wettbewerb
Der britische Trompeter Huw Morgan, Solotrompeter des Basler Sinfonieorchesters, hat den ersten Preis des Prager Frühling-Wettbewerbs gewonnen.
Streit um Arbeitsverhältnis von Dresdner Chefdirigent beigelegt
Der Streit um das Arbeitsverhältnis des Chefdirigenten der Dresdner Philharmonie, Michael Sanderling, ist beigelegt.
New York Times Arts @nytimesarts Stephen Gosling, Queens New Music Festival, @nyphil biennial & more classical music in #NYC http://nyti.ms/1NAQJun
Music History @today_classical #Today in 1896 Death of German #pianist and composer Clara Wieck #Schumann #MusicHistory #classicalmusic
Royal Academy Music @RoyalAcadMusic Behind the scenes at #RAOPoppea, opening tonight at @ShoreditchTH. http://bit.ly/RAOPoppea #opera
Photograph: Sim Canetty Clarke