Jonathan Manners named chief executive of Academy of Ancient Music
Jonathan Manners replaces Michael Garvey, who leaves to become director of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in December
Classic FM Online
Runners encouraged to ‘Beat Beethoven’ in charity race
Classical music-loving runners are being encouraged to run 5k or walk 2.75k in the time of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.
Ocarina-playing world record attempt under threat
A choir of schoolchildren hoping to break the record for the greatest number of ocarina players gathered together at one time are desperately seeking volunteers to help their attempt take place
The Battle of Ideas: are we still able to listen to music properly?
The noise all around us is robbing us of our ability to hear, says Ivan Hewett
Let’s be upstanding for our hymns of praise
‘Worship songs’, feebly crooned to the sound of strummed guitars, are no substitute for the inspiring paeans of the past
Experts Urge Classic Music Traditions Back in China
Scholars specializing in Chinese music traditions recently gathered in Beijing to discuss how the decline of classical music education, which also emphasizes ethical education, may cause many problems in contemporary Chinese society
The New York Times
As Downloads Dip, Music Executives Cast a Wary Eye on Streaming Services
As sales of CDs have plunged over the last decade, the music industry clings to one comfort: downloads continue to sell briskly as people fill their computers and iPods with songs by the billions
The Washington Post
Valentina Lisitsa: The pianist who won the Internet
Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa, 43, has dared to tamper with traditional formula, using YouTube as her empty stage
Spannungen zwischen Stadtführung und Festspielleitung?
Diskussion um Einfluss der Stadt Bayreuth auf Richard Wagner-Festspiele