5th October: A Book on Beethoven, Persian Poetry, and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Go-Go’s Musical.

Friday 5th October 2012

BBC Music Magazine

An off-peak return and a spot of JS Bach

Cellist Guy Johnston and others perform at a railway station


Sally Beamish explores new musical terrain 

The British composer embraces film and dance in her new composition based on mystical Persian poetry

Plácido Domingo launches music festival

Inaugural Plácido Domingo Festival takes place this month in Spain

Classic FM

Beethoven: The Man Revealed – John Suchet reveals the facts 

Think you know Beethoven, the composer of earth-shattering symphonies and gorgeous piano music? There’s a lot more to this musician than you thought, so our resident expert John Suchet is here to give you the facts about Beethoven, the man.

Herald Scotland (found on Musical Chairs)

Scottish Opera orchestra to conduct its own affairs

TWO years ago it was at the centre of one of Scotland’s biggest arts controversies, which raised fears for its very future.

Slipped Disc

Romney pledges once again to abolish arts funding

The Republican candidate seems to think it’s a vote winner. Here‘s what he said in the big debate.


Violinist Katerina Nazarova wins Young Performers Award

Tasmanian-born Nazarova dazzles with Shostakovich.

Independent Online 

Something for classical music lovers

This particular concert is the biggest display of British flag-waving you will ever see, both literally and figuratively.

The Huffington Post

Gwyneth Paltrow & The Go-Go’s Musical?

Gwyneth Paltrow hopes to get the beat. According to THR, the actress — and part-time singer — wants to produce a musical about 1980s girl group The Go-Go’s.

Herald Scotland