7th August: Chart Toppers, Low Attendances and Final Words

Tuesday 7th August 2012

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc 

Verbier Festival reports 10 percent downturn 

Attendances were down at this year’s Verbier Festival.

Yevgeny Nikitin: the last interview of my life

Nikitin gives his last ever interview to Der Spiegel.              

The developer laughed as he tore down George Gershwin’s house

The heritage home is torn down after protests yielded seven years ago.

Just in: farewell to a Golden Age violinist 

Ruggiero Ricci has died age 94.

Gramophone Blog 

Performing with Gustavo Dudamel for El Sistema 

Mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte shares her experience of performing with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

Opera News 

2012 Opera News Awards Honorees Announced 

The editors of Opera News announce the honorees for the 2012 Opera News Awards.

Classic FM 

LSO and Vangelis top classical singles chart 

Vangelis’ “Chariot’s of Fire” tops the classical singles chart.

Philharmonia to premiere Holst work at Mela  

The Philharmonia Orchestra will appear at the Mela festival in London on the 19th August.