3rd September: Marin Alsop on the Proms, music listening for fitness, and Vasily Petrenko

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

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Music could make you fitter without exercising

Listening to your favourite pieces could improve the health of your heart even without doing any exercise, according to a new study

Ealiest portrait of Mozart revelaed?

Scholars are currently analysing a portrait thought to be of the young composer, painted around 1762

The Guardian

Male conductors are better for orchestras, says Vasily Petrenko

The principal conductor of the National Youth Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic causes a stir when making the comment that orchestras “react better when they have a man in front of them”


Southbank Centre unveils fully restored Royal Festival Hall organ

The fully restored and reinstalled Royal Festival Hall organ at London’s Southbank Centre has been unveiled following a successful campaign to raise £2.3m through a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and public donations

The New York Times

Lotfi Mansouri, 84, Opera Troupe Director, Dies

Lotfi Mansouri, the Iranian-born opera director and manager who ran the San Francisco Opera and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and pioneered the use of synchronous translations in performances, died on Friday at his home in San Francisco

The Telegraph

Last Night of the Proms: ‘All that flag-waving and rousing music. I can’t wait,’ says Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop explains why she’s so excited to be the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms – despite having to wear a wrist splint

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Ich führe einen blutigen Kleinkrieg

Er ist der Salzburger Intendant mit der kürzesten Amtszeit. 2012 trat er mit einem opulenten Programm an, beendet wurde Alexander Pereiras Vertrag schon vor der Spielzeit. Was bleibt?

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