26th July: Flashmobs, Olympic Torches and Beethoven Symphonies

Thursday 26th July 2012

Classic FM 

Esa-Pekka Salonen carries Olympic torch

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen swaps his baton for the Olympic torch.

Katherine Jenkins is Team GB Ambassador

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins cheers on the UK athletes.

Bach Flashmob stuns Californian plaza 

Musicians from the Carmel Bach Festival perform Bach Flashmob to the shock of crowds of shoppers.

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc

Just in: London Orchestra surrenders player control 

The London Philharmonic has appointed a new chair who is not a player.

Solti’s concertmaster is no more 

Victor Aitay dies at age 91.

BBC Music Magazine- Blog

Solti Accademia 

Helen Wallace joins students of the prestigious summer school conceived by Georg Solti.

Gramophone Blog

Filming Barenboim and the Beethoven Symphonies 

Michael Waldman gives an account of following Daniel Barenboim and the West- Eastern Divan Orchestra on their tour of China and South Korea and the performance of the Nine Beethoven Symphonies.


Winner of the inaugural Delius Composition Prize announced  

US Composer Michael Djupstrom’s piece Walimai wins Delius Composition prize.