8th January: Historic Houses Host Music, Radio 3 Celebrates Composers and Challenge for Arts Chief

Tuesday 8th January 2013

Classic FM

Daniel Hope and Ludovico Einaudi for joint webcast

Daniel Hope and Ludovico Einaudi are to perform together in a Stockholm concert to be live-streamed on the internet.


BBC Radio 3 to broadcast every opera by Wagner, Verdi and Britten in 2013

Radio station celebrates composer anniversaries with 140 hours of operatic music

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Sotheby’s quits instrument auctions

The London auctioneer, one of the leading showcases for mult-million Stradivarius and Guarnerius sales, has shut down its precious instrument business to concentrate on the more profitable fine art market.

Power shifts at Universal as Max gets more headroom

Max Hole, the former rock band manager who revitalised classical labels Decca and DG in the past two years, has emerged much strengthened from an executive shuffle.

Classical Music Magazine

PRS instigates a New Music Biennial

PRS for Music Foundation has announced the formation of a New Music Biennial, starting in 2014, and is inviting organisations to submit project ideas for funding.

The National (found on Arts Journal)

Off-Key: On Paul Elie

Glenn Gould, the virtuoso pianist and great interpreter of Bach, once described the way recordings of music “insinuate themselves into our judgments, and into our lives,” thereby giving recording artists “an awesome power that was simply not available to any earlier generation.”

BBC Media Centre

Baroque Music To Tell Story Of Historic Houses: BBC Radio 3 In Partnership With The National Trust

In Spring 2013, from 3 March-1 April, as part of the BBC’s commitment to music programming, BBC Radio 3 and the National Trust present six live concerts and a live drama placing baroque performance in its historical context.

The Telegraph

The opera challenge for new man Baz

New Arts Council England chief Sir Peter Bazalgette should see that a leaner, cheaper English National Opera could offer a lot more than it does at present, argues Rupert Christiansen.

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