21st August: Rescues, Doctors and Flying Operas

Tuesday 21st August 2012

Classic FM

Mark Bebbington completes his John Ireland journey 

Pianist’s fourth instalment in his Ireland series uncovers previously unheard material from new transcriptions.

John Williams to be honoured at Classic BRITs 

Williams will be given the Lifetime Achievement Award alongside performances from Andre Rieu, Nicola Benedetti and Andrea Bocelli.

BBC Music Magazine 

Julian Bliss 

Rebecca Franks talks to the British clarinettist on his latest album.

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

The Doctor who has put Atlanta into intensive care 

‘Stanley Romanstein likes to be addressed as Doctor’

Vienna concert planned for kidnapped Mexico conductor 

‘While the music world fiddles the summer away, a conductor has been held hostage in Mexico for more than a year…’

Facebook page opened for Guarnerius held hostage by Germans 

Japanese supporters of Yuzuko Horigome have launched a Facebook petition in an effort to persuade the German Customs authorities to give her back the precious Guarnerius they seized at Frankfurt last weekend while she was in transit from Tokyo to Brussels.

Good News: Charles Ives’s house ‘will be saved from demolition’ 

The fight to save the heritage home succeeds.

The Telegraph 

Stockhausen’s Mittwoch Aus Licht: Opera with real altitude 

An opera with musicians in helicopters and in mid air, seagull noises and a camel.