7th November: Kidnapped Conductor, Children in Need Symphony Single, and Violinist’s Big Screen Story

Wednesday 7th November 2012

Classic FM

Rieu’s tour waltzes to Australia and New Zealand in 2013

King of the Waltz André Rieu confirms plans to tour in Australia and New Zealand in October 2013.

Video game music album set for repeated chart success

The Greatest Video Game Music 2 is currently topping the UK classical iTunes chart after being released yesterday.

Slipped Disc

Just in: Dude is Musician of the Year, 2013

It’s the Musical America awards – probably the most prestigious in  music-biz terms in the US.

Do something NOW for kidnapped conductor. This means you.

Rodolfo Cazares, conductor at Bremerhaven, has been held by Mexican bandits for 16 months. The Mexican authorities are doing little or nothing to procure his release. Various musical visitors have spoken up on his behalf, but progress seems to be stalled.

CMU (found on Musical Chairs)

Fazer and BBC Symphony Orchestra launch Children In Need single

Fazer and the BBC Symphony Orchestra yesterday launched this year’s Children In Need charity single, recorded as part of the Beeb’s occasional Urban Classic project.

The Strad

£50,000 award for Eliza Carthy

Folk fiddler and singer receives Paul Hamlyn Foundation award for composers

New film about Bronislaw Huberman

Documentary tells story of how violinist founded Palestine Symphony Orchestra

New Music Box

Blanton Soundspace: Space and Symmetry

Seventy-six Trombones, sir? Clearly you are not trying hard enough. Steve Parker’s recent Soundspace installment at the Blanton Museum searched for symmetry in a variety of ways, and nice round numbers like 80 seem to have fit the bill.

New Music Box