7th February: Beethoven on the Runway, EBaccs Scrapped and Who Was Mozart?

Thursday 7th February 2013

New York Times

Wolfgang, Is That You?

In the impossible search to know exactly what the face of musical genius looked like, researchers in Salzburg, Austria, have made progress. Their subject was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a local boy.

Runway Crescendo: Strut Over, Beethoven

At Carolina Herrera’s fashion show on Monday at Lincoln Center, don’t expect to hear the Knife’s “Full of Fire,” Haim’s “Don’t Save Me” or Rihanna’s “Diamonds.”

The Economist

Daniel Barenboim performs Beethoven

Edward Said and Daniel Barenboim created the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999. The group is a rare, and virtuosic, collaboration between Israelis and Arab

The Telegraph

Michael Gove’s GCSE U-turn: how EBacc was scrapped

Michael Gove’s plan to replace discredited GCSEs with new academic English Baccalaureate Certificates has been shelved after less than five months

Huffington Post

How Music is Instrumental in Breaking Generational Barriers

Within the 21st century, there is a large barrier between generations. Parents have difficulty understanding their children’s individual expression while adolescents have trouble accepting their parents’ wisdom.

Classical Source

The Royal Opera’s Eugene Onegin Broadcast Live Into Cinemas Worldwide On Wednesday 20 February

Kasper Holten, Director of Opera for The Royal Opera, makes his directorial debut with the Company with an exciting new production of Tchaikovsky’s poignant Eugene Onegin which will be broadcast live into cinemas worldwide on Wednesday 20 February.

The Wagnerian

New Wagner Book: The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia

Should you have a spare £120 then the following maybe of interest…

Music Week

iTunes Store sells 25 billionth song

Apple has announced has surpassed 25 billion sales of songs via its iTunes Store.

The Guardian

iTunes and Spotify devastate high street music sales as fans go digital

HMV and others hit by ‘digital music switchover’ as more than a quarter of UK population download or stream music

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