6 June: England’s National Plan for Music, Strasbourg Music Festival Closes and Glyndebourne’s love story

Friday 6th June 2014

Classical News

The Guardian

Music Education in England: about to be decimated? 

Michael Gove appears to be not only contradicting his own National Plan for Music, but he might be about to destroy Music Education altogether.

The New York Times

Strasbourg Music Festival Closes, Cites Poor Ticket Sales

Thea Strasbourg Music Festival closed its doors just days before Sunday’s opening concert. France’s oldest classical music festival, the event was scheduled to run through June 15 and feature prominent artists such as the pianist Krystian Zimerman and the conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner, leading the English Baroque Soloists.

The Telegraph

Glyndebourne: the love story that started it all 

It was English soprano Audrey Mildmay who spurred the opera-loving aristocrat John Christie into creating a professional opera at Glyndebourne, says Rupert Christiansen.


Video games concert announced for Wembley Arena

A concert of video game music starring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at Wembley Stadium has been announced, with highlights to include soundtracks from Halo, Mass Effect and Final Fantasy.

Die Welt

Durch den Schlamm, den Dreck zum Licht

Adriana Hölszky ist Deutschlands bedeutendste Komponistin. Die Nacht, das Abgründige, Querständige zieht sie an. Ihre Stücke schnalzen, schnarren, schreien. Man kann sich ihnen nicht entziehen.


Wenn Spaniens Gitarren erklingen…

Pepe Romero und Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos bei den Philharmonikern in Hamburg.


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Children violin

Children join in a mass violin lesson, part of the Sounds Venezuala Southbank Centre weekend.

– The Guardian