25th November – Shostakovich’s ‘Orango’ plus Scottish Opera’s new composer in residence

Friday 25th November 2011

LA Times

Shostakovich’s ‘Orango’ found, finished and set for Disney Hall

Olga Digonskaya uncovered Shostakovich’s lost opera ‘Orango’, which Gerard McBurney has orchestrated. Peter Sellars directs, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Slipped Disc: Norman Lebrecht

A Living Composer is This Week’s Number One Classical Bestseller

For the first time since 1991, when Gorecki topped the charts with his 3rd Symphony, a contemporary composer’s work has made number one on the classical music charts.

The Times 

Scottish Opera Takes On Composer In Residence

Scottish Opera has appointed Ulster-born Gareth Williams to be its first composer in residence.

The Guardian

Sena Jurinac Obituary

Great soprano Sena Jurinac has died, aged 90. See her perform ‘Porgi Amor’ here: