27th September: New Generation Artists, and Old Generation Instruments

Thursday 27th September 2012


Radio 3 announces New Generation Artists

BBC Radio 3 has announced the 2012 intake of its two-year New Generation Artists scheme for emerging classical musicians.

BBC Music Magazine

First Plácido Domingo Festival to take place in Andalucía

Spanish region plays host to ten-day event

The Telegraph

Alan Hollinghurst, interview: bringing Jean Racine’s Berenice back to Britain

Former Man Booker Prize winner Alan Hollinghurst is on a mission to prove that 17th-century French tragedian Jean Racine can be loved by British theatre-goers, writes Rupert Christiansen.

Examiner (found on Musical Chairs)

Soprano Sarah Brightman to make ‘ground breaking space travel announcement’

Space.com reported Wednesday, Sept 26 that British soprano singer Sarah Brightman is due to make a “ground breaking space travel announcement” at a press conference in Moscow on Oct 10.

The Strad

Machold trial continues in November

Violin dealer will be back in court to hear more witnesses give evidence

Strad cello to go back on display

1694 instrument in Spanish royal collection is repaired after accident

Deceptive Cadence, NPR

A Young Pianist Triumphs In Music From The Young 20th Century

Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz was just 20 years old when he swept all five top prizes at the 2005 Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Deceptive Cadence, NPR