3rd August: Broken Silences, Bjork and Battles

Friday 3rd August 2012

Gramophone Blog

Vivaldi – 24 Seasons Later  

Jeffrey Freedman talks about writing the screenplay for a new film about Vivaldi.

Arts JournalSlipped Disc 

Confirmed: Tragic Death of an international pianist 

Award-winning Rumanian pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa dies suddenly at the young age of 33.

Good TV: Bjork meets naturalist Attenborough and disabled orchestra gets a big break 

Charles Hazlewood’s ‘paraorchestra’ of disabled musicians is being filmed for a new series of music documentaries.

At last: The Malaysian press breaks silence on the Philharmonic scandal 

Five months after nine European members of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra were asked to leave the silence finally breaks in a Malaysian Insider piece.

The Guardian 

Germany: Battle for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein

The desperate need to save civic money in Düsseldorf and Duisburg could bring the curtain down on the fabled opera troupe

Classic FM 

Nikitin claims tattoo is not Nazi-related 

Yevgeny Nikitin claims that the tattoo that has sparked international controversy was inspired by Scandinavian mythology.

Lost Vivaldi Opera’s premiere recording  

Vivaldi’s lost opera has been pieced together after the libretto was recently discovered in Washington.

Mr. Bean fails to amuse Michael Nyman 

British Film composer Michael Nyman was not pleased with Danny Boyle’s choice of tunes at the Olympic Opening ceremony.