31st July: Boycotts, Mr Bean and the Malaysian Philharmonic

Tuesday 31st July 2012

Classic FM 

Mozart Manuscript Found after 200 years

Lost score by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart worth £50,000 is found in a library in Nantes, Western France.

Twitter activity exploded when the LSO and Mr. Bean took to the stage during the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony. 

Most popular on twitter during Olympic Ceremony was the LSO and Mr Bean’s rendition of Vangelis’ Chariots of Fire.

Classical Chamber group covers Lana Del Rey 

Aston, a group made up of six classically trained musicians from the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney cover Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die. 

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc

Just in: Musicians’ Federation calls for world boycott of Malaysian Philharmonic auditions  

Nine players have been sacked by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s new administration provoking international consequences.

Just in: BBC chief drops out of Proms for a second time 

Jukka-Pekka Saraste replaces Jiří Bělohlávek as chief conductor.

Very sad News: head of Semper Oper, Dresden, has died  

Ulrike Hessler dies at age 57.

Guardian- Music Blog 

A guide to Per Nørgård

Tom Service guides us through the music of Per Nørgård.

BBC Music Magazine

Bob Chilcott 

Elizabeth Davis talks to Bob Chilcott, composer of The Angry Planet ahead of his Proms premiere.