8th September: Peter Sculthorpe dies, BBC statement about Proms makes a splash and Placido Domingo stays with Los Angeles Opera.

Monday 8th September 2014

Classical News

The Guardian

BBC’s Proms coverage becomes a question of composure

The row over whether the BBC neglects new music at the Proms rages on following a statement given by the BBC.

The Telegraph

James Rhodes: ‘There’s a war on music’

James Rhodes continues to make the classical music headlines ahead of his Channel 4 show, which airs tomorrow. Don’t Stop The Music will see Rhodes working in schools where the music provision had previously included margarine tubs, copper pipes and dustbins.

International Arts Manager

York Early Music Competition planned for July 2015

The biennial competition invites applications from ensembles to perform works from the middle ages to the nineteenth century using historically accurate performance technique.

Die Welt

Rücktritt kostet den Star-Dirigenten viel Geld

Wiens gebeutelte Theaterlandschaft hat ein Leitungsproblem mehr: Der Musikdirektor der Staatsoper kann mit seinem Intendanten Dominique Meyer nicht mehr und tritt mit sofortiger Wirkung zurück.


Deutscher Radiopreis an WDR-Kinderprojekt “Kelebek im Konzert”

Klassische Musik für Kinder ist die “Beste Innovation”: In dieser Kategorie hat die WDR-Sendung “Kelebek im Konzert – Kelebek Konserde” am Donnerstag den Deutschen Radiopreis 2014 gewonnen.

Arts & Culture

Without a contract, ASO musicians locked out as sides ponder next move

For the second time in as many years, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians have been locked out by the orchestra’s administration after the players’ collective bargaining agreement expired without a new deal being reached between the two sides.

Los Angeles Times

Placido Domingo staying with Los Angeles Opera through 2019

Plácido Domingo is extending his tenure as general director of Los Angeles Opera through the end of the 2018-19 season, the company announced at a board meeting on Friday.

New York Times

Peter Sculthorpe, Composer Steeped in Australia’s Sounds, Dies at 85

Peter Sculthorpe, who became one of Australia’s most celebrated composers by developing a distinctive aesthetic influenced by the country’s landscape and using indigenous instruments like the didgeridoo, died on Aug. 8 in Sydney.

Le monde

La Ville de Paris ne « paiera pas » le surcoût de la Philharmonie

La Ville de Paris ne « paiera pas » le surcoût des travaux de la Philharmonie de Paris et veut baisser sa contribution au budget de fonctionnement de la future salle de concert de La Villette, dans le nord-est de Paris, a affirmé, mercredi 3 septembre à l’AFP, le premier adjoint à la culture, Bruno Julliard (PS).



Scherzo TV: @ScherzoTV Orchestra locked in airless airport corridor http://wp.me/p4oY6e-24Q

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Classic FM: @ClassicFM Good news! We’re very proud to announce our brand new charity! It’s called Global’s Make Some Noise. More here: http://classfm.co/GAA3ol 



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