21st December: Tristan, Isolde and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich joins best orchestras of 2012

Friday 21st December 2012


La Scala cancels ballet season opening performance following strike action

Chorus member force cancellation of Romeo and Juliet

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

The results: Best and Worst Orchestras of 2012

The LA Philharmonic and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich make the cut

Classical Music Magazine

Venu Dhupa steps down from Creative Scotland after year to forget

Venu Dhupa, Creative Scotland’s director of creative development, has resigned from the body within weeks of her boss, chief executive Andrew Dixon.

BBC News

Classical music’s ‘all in the mind’

A Brazilian computer scientist and composer has remixed Beethoven to try to demonstrate how individuals hear things in varying ways.


Tristan und Isolde – Wagner’s love supreme

At five hours, Tristan und Isolde is undoubtedly long. But Wagner’s transcendent opera, full of daring harmony, will have you spellbound