2nd November: Placido Domingo Goes Pop, Piano Prodigy at the Shops, and Graphic Opera Debut in a Church

Friday 2nd November 2012

LA Times

L.A. Phil’s Lionel Bringuier lands conducting gig in Zurich

Lionel Bringuier, resident conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has been made the chief conductor and music director of Switzerland’s Zurich Tonhalle. His post will begin with the 2014-15 season and will run for four years.


Michael Nyman complete chamber works to be released – hear an excerpt from the first recording!

First release includes two world premiere recordings of piano trios

Classic FM

Plácido Domingo announces new pop album featuring Groban, Boyle, Jenkins

Legendary tenor Plácido Domingo has announced details of his new album, due for UK release on December 3rd.

Child prodigy surprises shoppers with Liszt

Pianos have popped up all over Cambridge for members of the public to play – and an 11-year-old boy is impressing the crowds with his interpretations of virtuosic pieces.

Video game music hits the UK: Nobuo Uematsu and Arnie Roth interviewed

Classic FM spoke to Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and conductor Arnie Roth before their ‘Distant Worlds’ concert.

Slipped Disc

Breaking: Two classical agencies are expelled by professional body

The International Artist Managers Association has taken the unusual step of expelling two of its members, both based in Vienna.

Sad news from Russia: Lyubimov is in a coma

The legendary director Yuri Lyubimov turned 95 a month ago and was working on a new Bolshoi production of Prince Igor.

The Independent

Wikipedia-inspired opera containing graphic sexual description to make London debut

A controversial new opera featuring graphic descriptions of sex will make its debut in two weeks’ time at a London church venue.

The Strad

Jack Liebeck’s surgeon opens clinic

Doctor who treated violinist leads team of upper-limb specialists at new musicians’ clinic

Limelight Magazine

“I got into a fight with John Cage,” says Bang On A Can founder

New York composer David Lang talks punch-ups and prepared pianos.

Classic FM