9th August: Toddlers, Anthems and Islands

Thursday 9th August 2012

Classic FM 

Stolen $50k violin found 

The stolen antique violin is found to the great relief of a South Korean student

Lesley Garret returns to the stage 

Lesley Garret will perform in an intimate concert at Opera North’s Howard Assembly Rooms in Leeds on September 24th 

Opera for toddlers at Tête à Tête

Scottish Opera are bringing classical music to toddlers up to the age of three.

Olympic National anthem controversy 

London Philharmonic Orchestra’s recordings have prompted more than a little outrage

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

An American orchestra pulls back from the brink 

Delaware Symphony may not be so poor after all….


Obituary: Ruggiero Ricci, violinist 

An obituary for Ruggiero Ricci, violinist, teacher and last of a golden age of violinists.

Gramophone Blog 

Can we really write off ‘modern opera’? 

Andrew Mellor discusses Michael Attenborough’s statement about modern opera.

BBC News 

Mahani Teave, Easter Island’s only concert pianist 

Mahani Teave  learned to play classical music as a child growing up on windswept Easter Island – thousands of kilometres from mainland Chile.